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thumbVideo: ‘The View’ Goes Pro-Gun (Pigs Fly!)

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Published on: July 31, 2014

Looks like Bloomturd ignored an important consideration – women aren’t as dumb as he thinks they are. This PSA will convince women that their only real defense against crazies and scumbags is the right to self defense, and a firearm is the great equalizer in that equation!

Real Unemployment Rate Is at Least 18 Percent

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Published on: July 29, 2014

Friday, the Labor Department is expected to report the economy added 235,000 jobs in July, and the unemployment rate remained steady at 6.1 percent, but that hardly tells the story.

The jobless rate may be down from its recession peak of 10 percent, but much of this results from adults, discouraged by the lack of decent job openings, having quit altogether. They are neither employed nor looking for work.

Only about half of the drop in the adult participation rate may be attributed to the Baby Boom generation reaching retirement age. Lacking adequate resources to retire, a larger percentage of adults over 65 are working than before the recession.

Many Americans who would like full time jobs are stuck in part-time positions, because businesses can hire desirable part-time workers to supplement a core of permanent, full-time employees, but at lower wages. And Obamacare’s employer health insurance mandates will not apply to workers on the job less than 30 hours a week.

Since 2000, Congress has enhanced the earned income tax credit and expanded programs that provide direct benefits to low-income workers, including food stamps, Medicaid, Obamacare, and rent and mortgage assistance.

Virtually all phase as family incomes rise, either by securing higher hourly pay or working more hours, and impose an effective marginal tax rate as high as 50 percent. Consequently, these programs discourage work and skills acquisition and encourage single parents and one partner in two adult households not to work. Often, these motivate single people to work only part-time.

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Federal Judge puts D.C. CCW handgun ruling on 90 Day hold so DC Can Implement Carry

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Published on: July 29, 2014

A federal judge on Tuesday put on hold his decision invalidating the District’s long-standing ban on carrying handguns in public places.

The judge’s stay, in effect for 90 days, gives city officials and D.C. police officers some breathing room to respond to a ruling that overturned the District’s primary gun-control law.

Doxie McCoy, a spokeswoman for D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D), said the stay “gives us time to pause, and to act.” She said the mayor will continue to work with the D.C. Council “in terms of what legislation we need to put in. This is certainly welcome news.”

The initial ruling last week by U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr. meant that thousands of city residents with registered handguns, in addition to legal gun owners from other states, could carry pistols in Washington. D.C. law is unconstitutional, the judge ruled, because there is no process for issuing carry licenses to registered gun owners.

D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier and city government officials asked for a temporary reprieve on Monday because they said the ruling left many unanswered questions and had led to safety concerns. Lanier told officers in a memo on Monday night that they could no longer stop someone simply for transporting a gun in public.

D.C.’s Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan requested a stay pending appeal or to give elected officials time to revise the city’s gun laws. City lawyers said in a court filing that the lead attorney for the plaintiffs, Alan Gura, did not object to an immediate 90-day delay as long as the D.C. Council was working to enact new legislation.

Gura was traveling on Tuesday and not immediately available to comment.

In his order on Tuesday, the judge gave the City Council until October 22 to decide whether to enact new legislation “consistent with the court’s ruling.”

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Washington DC Concealed Carry Court Victory Raises Hopes for NYC Concealed Carry

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Published on: July 28, 2014

The most tantalizing element of the latest gun rights decision in Washington D.C. is the hope that it raises for law-abiding New Yorkers who want to be able to carry a firearm outside of their homes. The decision was issued by a United States district judge, who has blocked the District of Columbia police from enforcing a ban on handguns. The judge who did this, Frederick Scullin Jr., normally sits at Syracuse, New York. He was assigned to this case by the chief justice of America. So the hope is that when he returns to his regular chambers he’ll eventually get a chance to bring some sense to his own state, where by virtue of radically anti-gun authorities the Second Amendment is a dead letter.

Not that New Yorkers should hold their collective breath. It took the plaintiffs something like five years to get a ruling out of federal district court in Washington. The individuals — three men and a woman in four separate efforts to get permits to carry guns in the Columbia District — launched their efforts in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision in District of Columbia v. Heller. That gave a person in capital the right to keep a loaded pistol at home. The Supreme Court later, in McDonald v. Chicago, applied that ruling to the states. Judge Scullin said he didn’t see what grounds were left for Washington to ban its own residents or visitors from carrying a pistol.

Now the District of Columbia authorities are going to have to decide what to do about it, and maybe they will win at the Court of Appeals. But that course is a bit tricky. The Court of Appeals is the same court that originally ruled in favor of Dick Heller, the retired security guard who wanted to keep his loaded pistol in his home. The Appeals court found that the right to keep and bear arms in the Second Amendment belongs not to a “well-regulated militia” but to the people. That’s because of the actual language of the Constitution, which speaks in plain language of the “right of the people to keep and bear arms” shall not be even infringed.

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We can’t expect privacy in public, but neither should police officers and public employees

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Published on: July 27, 2014

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Last week, Buzzfeed reporter Benny Johnson went to work on a list of the seven ugliest federal buildings in Washington, D.C. But what he found was even uglier than the buildings: ignorant, heavy-handed law enforcement officers who told him — wrongly — that he couldn’t photograph the ugly architecture.

Johnson repeatedly confirmed with the media-relations folks at these agencies that it was OK for him to photograph the buildings — as it is for any member of the public — but word hadn’t filtered down to the guys with guns.

Johnson writes: “After I took this photo of a public walkway in front of the (Department of Energy) building, four armed guards surrounded me and my bike. I was ordered off my bicycle and told to hand over my camera. ‘Where is your identification? Why are you taking photos of our building?’ an officer asked me. I explained my role as a reporter and asked what rules I had broken. ‘You are suspicious, and we are in a post-9/11 world,’ he said. The four officers surrounded me right here, directly in front of the building entrance.”

Here’s the thing: They had no authority to do this. It’s legal in America to take pictures of public buildings — and pretty much everything and everyone else in public. That’s something that law enforcement agencies routinely take advantage of in arguing that people have no “reasonable expectation of privacy” when they’re out and about and being surveilled by the government.

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Q&A with Marc Krebs, Jim Fuller and Chase Sisgold on Obama’s Russian Gun Ban

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Published on: July 27, 2014

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For AK lovers, there’s no bigger story than the sanctions against Concern Kalashnikov, which in effect ban the importation of all Saigas and VEPRS. It’s hard to believe, but this is now a fact of life…at least for the near term future.

What do these sanctions mean to us?

I asked Marc Krebs of Krebs Custom, Jim Fuller of Rifle Dynamics and Chase Sisgold of Definitive Arms for their thoughts on this matter.

Why?

They are the top AK builders in the country and arguably, some of the best informed guys in the industry.

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Courtroom Minefield: After a justifiable shooting, nine cases showcase pitfalls to avoid!

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Published on: July 27, 2014

There are two starkly different arenas where your life will be on the line if you’re ever involved in a gunfight. The first, of course, will be the shootout itself. If you don’t survive that, you won’t have to worry about the second stage. You’ll be in a box six feet underground, or your ashes will have been scattered on the winds, the forests, or the waters.

The second arena will be that of the Courts. You’ll have to deal with the criminal justice system—after all, you’ve just shot a fellow human being. It won’t be a “clean shooting in defense of self or others” until a very powerful criminal justice entity (the prosecutor’s office, or the Court) SAYS it was.

If all goes well and the criminal justice system says you’re justified and good to go, you still have to be concerned with the civil court system. It is absolutely true that “anyone can bring suit against anyone for anything.”

Pro-self-defense forces have been conspicuously successful in a few states, most notably Florida, in passing laws which decree that if a shooting has been determined to have been justifiable in self-defense, a civil lawsuit should not be brought. An amazing number of people have not read the fine print in those laws, and don’t understand the dangerous subtleties that lie beneath the surface of headlines that say, “Lawsuits Forbidden in Justifiable Shootings.”

For one thing, every such law I’ve read leaves an opening for lawsuits if the plaintiff alleges negligence. After all, there is no such thing as a “justifiable accident.”

Justifiable Homicide

For another, most such laws are very fungible as to what exactly constitutes a determination of Justifiable Homicide. (Notice the wording itself: it’s not “Justified Homicide,” it’s “Justifiable Homicide.” To most of us who speak the English language, the word “justified” would mean concluded to be such, and the word “justifiable” would mean MIGHT be such. In other words…something open to further interpretation and further analysis.)

For example, consider what I’ll call here Case One. A young man shot and killed a thief on his family’s property who appeared to be about to kill him and a beloved relative. The prosecutor’s office investigated the shooting, and told defense lawyers they didn’t intend to prosecute.

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Conservatism Is The New Punk Rock (Liberalism is in Decline)

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Published on: July 27, 2014

Conservatism is the Ramones at CBGB – loud, fast and alive. In contrast, liberalism is the headliner at a state fair concert. It’s Foghat, serenading its anesthetized fans as America slow rides into decline.

Back in the 70s, the Ramones put a steel-toed boot into the behind of a fat, flabby rock ‘n roll world that has lost its way. That’s what conservatives are doing today to American politics and culture. And the dinosaur rockers of the status quo hate it.

But some things have changed. Back in the 70’s, it was alienated young people leading the way, yet today’s Millennials support the very liberal status quo that keeps them down. What’s pathetic is that they are so eagerly complicit in their own serfdom.

Dead-end jobs, innovations like Uber sacrificed to protect established Democrat corporatist allies, and tons of student debt for their degrees in Feminist Interpretive Dance – you Millennials have been, and will be, fooled again. And again and again.

I want to make clear for the record that The Who rocks, though many liberals are likely offended by Roger Daltrey’s shamelessly heteronormative persona.

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Sticks, Stones, And Thought Crimes (For All the PC Nazis and their Enablers)

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Published on: July 27, 2014

Remember the old saying, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me”? It’s meaningless now.

Sticks and stones still break your bones, but the names have become a hate crime, which now is worse than actually hitting someone with sticks, stones or just about anything else. The First Amendment protects you from government limiting the things you say, but progressives have sidestepped government to essentially render free speech irrelevant…unless you think like they do.

I’ve written before about the Outrage Industrial Complex, the industry spawned by the professional victimhood class ready to be offended on behalf of just about anyone. There’s good money in it, and there’s more money in stirring up offense in people who, in their daily lives, wouldn’t know about something “offensive” and, more importantly, wouldn’t really give a damn were they not riled up by the faux outrage wranglers.

Tony Dungy is a former NFL head coach and the first black coach to win a Super Bowl. Normally that would put Dungy on the “can not criticize list” for progressives because there are few things they love more than race, especially firsts. But Dungy is a Christian, and being a Christian leads the list of things progressives hate – government is their God, and you shall have no other Gods before government.

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The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a Terrorist

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Published on: July 23, 2014

The Obama administration has quietly approved a substantial expansion of the terrorist watchlist system, authorizing a secret process that requires neither “concrete facts” nor “irrefutable evidence” to designate an American or foreigner as a terrorist, according to a key government document obtained by The Intercept.

The “March 2013 Watchlisting Guidance,” a 166-page document issued last year by the National Counterterrorism Center, spells out the government’s secret rules for putting individuals on its main terrorist database, as well as the no fly list and the selectee list, which triggers enhanced screening at airports and border crossings. The new guidelines allow individuals to be designated as representatives of terror organizations without any evidence they are actually connected to such organizations, and it gives a single White House official the unilateral authority to place “entire categories” of people the government is tracking onto the no fly and selectee lists. It broadens the authority of government officials to “nominate” people to the watchlists based on what is vaguely described as “fragmentary information.” It also allows for dead people to be watchlisted.

Over the years, the Obama and Bush Administrations have fiercely resisted disclosing the criteria for placing names on the databases—though the guidelines are officially labeled as unclassified. In May, Attorney General Eric Holder even invoked the state secrets privilege to prevent watchlisting guidelines from being disclosed in litigation launched by an American who was on the no fly list. In an affidavit, Holder called them a “clear roadmap” to the government’s terrorist-tracking apparatus, adding: “The Watchlisting Guidance, although unclassified, contains national security information that, if disclosed … could cause significant harm to national security.”

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New York City Is America’s Unhappiest City: Study

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Published on: July 23, 2014

People living in the Big Apple are in rotten moods more often than people in other cities, according to a new study.

New York City was ranked the least happy city in America when adjusted for income, according to a working study, titled “Unhappy Cities,” released by the National Bureau of Economic Research.

The study leaned on a questionnaire that has been administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the last several years and asks respondents: “In general, how satisfied are you with your life?”

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NYCG Radio Episode #77 – 7/22/14 “2A Victories Abound”

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Published on: July 23, 2014

New York City Guns Radio Episode
#77

IN THIS EPISODE:
Bloomturd Proxy Releases Anti-Gun Manifesto; Proposes to Ban Cartoon Characters and Colors!, Eric Garner’s Arrest and Death About More Than Just a Chokehold, Court rules it’s ‘reasonable use of force’ for parents to spank their kids, New York immigration groups closing after fraud accusations, Deaf and Mute Straphanger Beaten by Stranger on F Train, Police Say, Komrade Mayor De Blasio takes it on the chin in city media, Christie was right to veto the gun bill: Opinion, Jersey City police face gang threats after shootings, Identifying SHTF Indicators, Wolverine Report: Border Patrol Agents Threatened To Defy Orders and Stand Down If DHS Used Force On Murrieta Protesters, President Obama Bans Importation of Kalashnikov & Izhmash Firearms (No More Saiga?!), ZoNATION Video: The Real Black NRA! (Libs Hate Blacks & Gun Owners), Beretta USA Announces Decision To Move Its Entire Maryland Manufacturing Capabilities To Tennessee, U.S. House Votes to Protect D.C. Residents’ Right to Keep and Bear Arms, Lawsuit Filed Against Eric Holder, ATF Director After ‘Overreaching’ Law Prevents D.C. Residents From Buying Handgun in Texas, MA Dumps Long Gun Registration Provision from newest anti-gun legislation, Colorado Senate Race Status Slips Further Away From Udall, Crony-Capitalism is A Great Way to Kill a Gun Company Like Colt, Governments are Racing to Make the Internet a 3-D Gun-Free Zone, Excerpts of Navy Yard report: 160 cameras and no one watching; facing down shooter, Rolling Stone: The Stupidest Article About Guns You Will Ever Read, Man charged for shooting when cops went to wrong house.

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Washington Navy Yard Shooting Report: 160 Cameras and NO ONE Watching!

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Published on: July 21, 2014

Cameras showed the Navy Yard gunman’s every move, but arriving police didn’t know the control room existed. Employees who had cellphones locked away to protect military secrets had no way to dial 911. Arriving police were stuck outside security gates as the base went on lockdown. Aaron Alexis came face-to-face with several Navy Yard employees who survived, including one who threw a megaphone at the gunman and ran as a shotgun blast sailed by. These are among the dozens of details in a new report obtained by The Washington Post under a Freedom of Information Act request. The report was written by D.C. police to better understand how the shooting unfolded and what lessons they could take away.

160 cameras, and no one watched.

A private security guard was in an office with monitors showing the feeds from 160 security cameras while the shootings occurred. Those cameras, police now know, covered almost every inch of Building 197 and were documenting in real time every move by gunman Aaron Alexis. But the guard locked the door, hid and notified no one that he was there with access to the information.

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Identifying SHTF Indicators (Must Read for Urban Dwellers)

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Published on: July 21, 2014

I had a couple really good questions this past weekend about looking for indicators signaling a SHTF situation. How can we tell an emergency event is going to happen before it happens? What can we look for? Those are very good questions but they’re not easily answered. We’ll work on breaking it down here. I want each of you to have a way forward to start developing your own Early Warning Indicators (EWI) for whatever threats you may be expecting.

To best describe EWIs, I’ll start with an analogy. Intelligence analysts identifying EWIs are a lot like insider trading. Inside traders who buy or sell a company’s stock do so because they learn sensitive information signaling a shift in the real or perceived value of that company. Inside traders sell off a company’s stock before news comes out that the company didn’t meet analysts’ earnings expectations. Alternatively, they buy a company’s stocks because they learn that a company will exceed earnings expectations, and then they stand to profit once that news is published and the stock price increases shortly after.

Another fitting analogy is a warning from a fire alarm or tornado siren. The ‘intelligence analyst’ in this case smells or sees smoke and then pulls the fire alarm (or the smoke sensor goes off automatically). Meteorologists or eye-witnesses confirm that a tornado or tornadic activity is in the area, and then the sirens go off, alerting nearby residents of the need to get to cover.

Governments around the world encourage (pay) intelligence analysts to identify EWIs in order to predict future ‘moves in the market’ of conflict and geopolitics. But identification of EWIs is only one part of the equation. Without the ability to ‘see’ the battlespace, intelligence analysts aren’t effective. We need the brain (the analyst) in order to identify EWIs, and we need the eyes and ears (the collector) to inform the brain about the environment. Developing eyes and ears is a critical step but we won’t talk about that now (go to the Collection category of this blog to read all the intelligence gathering articles).

So once intelligence analysts have all this information coming in, we start to get a good picture of the full spectrum of threats in the battlespace. Now there are four types of threats: Conventional, Irregular, Catastrophic, and Disruptive.

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Governments are Racing to Make the Internet a Gun-Free Zone

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Published on: July 21, 2014

Despite the fact that I consider the prevailing majority of Facebook posts to be the single largest culprit of wasted broadband, I do hold a certain amount of awe for the internet. Shortly after Al Gore invented the technology, the instantaneous exchange of information became a global phenomenon. (Although, those early dial ups can hardly be considered “instantaneous.”) The internet might be, in most cases, the last beacon of relative freedom. Ideas can be spread, information disseminated, and cute kitten pictures shared… All with a simple click of a wireless mouse. While there is an amazing amount of debauchery and misinformation on the world-wide-interwebs, it still stands as a relatively unrestricted, lightly regulated and highly accessible wealth of opportunity.

Apparently, a 20-something year old in Texas felt the same I way I did a few years ago; but, unlike myself, he actually had the brains to contribute to the world of technological wonder. Feeling that the free exchange of ideas might be used as a contagion of freedom for other aspects of civilized society, he set about to create a firearm that one could “print” using any internet connection and a 3D printer. Setting up a non-profit (so that his information could be legally shared world-wide) Cody Wilson – a law student at Austin University – created a digital file that is capable of “printing” a fully operational plastic firearm.

Needless to say, governments around the world immediately entered panic mode.

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