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  • Proposed Law Would Force Parents to Disclose Gun Ownership to School District

    Apparently, liberals have a plan to bring an end to school shootings: Make disclosure of firearm ownership mandatory for all families enrolled in public education. According to the Missouri Torch:

    A pre-filed bill in the Missouri Senate would require parents of public school students to report to the school if they own a gun.

    Why don’t we just cut right to the chase, and write a law instructing would-be mass-shooters to report their intentions well ahead of time? Or, heck, we could just outlaw the act of killing innocent school children. And I’m sure criminals, owners of illegal weapons, and potentially dangerous sociopaths will be more than happy to follow along with such equally ridiculous legislation. Right?

    More than being an egregious violation of personal privacy, the bill highlights the impotence of progressive “solutions” to violence conducted with firearms. Compulsory disclosure of gun ownership provides the authorities with such little actionable or useful information it is almost not worth mentioning.

    Of course, in in places like New York, such disclosure of firearm ownership is actually aiding authorities. Without a public registry of firearm licenses, authorities in NYC would have a far more difficult time confiscating weapons from law-abiding gun owners who have accidently run afoul of newly enacted gun laws.

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  • Watch this NY police officer threaten to ticket someone for washing a car in their own driveway

    Even with the proliferation of digital cameras providing endless streams of seemingly irrefutable video evidence, there are still many sides of any given story that go unknown. And that is most likely what’s going on with this video. What we do know is that YouTube user JokRKidd has a neighbor that really doesn’t like him, and that he lives in a city with some questionable laws. How questionable you ask? More questionable than the laws that used to make it illegal to park a pickup truck in the driveway of a private residence at night in Coral Gables, FL.

    In Garden City, NY, there is apparently a village ordinance aimed at preventing people from washing their cars (and furniture) in public places. That doesn’t sound terribly absurd, but what what takes things up a notch is these officers’ judgement – their reading of the code about “public places” also includes washing vehicles on private property in public view.

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  • House seeks Fast and Furious gun-walking documents

    House lawyers late Monday filed court papers asking a federal judge to force the Justice Department to turn over records to reveal the extent of efforts to stonewall a congressional probe into a botched weapons investigation known as Fast and Furious.

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee wants the records to wrap up its probe, which has shifted from the bungled gun-walking operation to “an apparent effort, over a period of many months, by high level DOJ officials” to hinder the investigation, lawyers argued in a court pleading filed Tuesday night in federal court in Washington.

    The request marks the latest development in a long, bitter battle for access to documents, which has already seen the House vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt.

    House lawyers also rejected Mr. Holder’s claim to withhold documents based on an exemption known as deliberative process.

  • Long Island man arrested in multiple ‘knockout’ assaults

    Law enforcement sources tell Eyewitness News, a 20-year-old Long Island man is under arrest and is expect to be charged with up to 7 counts of ‘knockout’ assaults that date back to April of 2013.

    Darryl Mitchell of Amityville is expected to be charged in the assaults of residents, at least two of them elderly in the Babylon to Amityville area.

    Darryl Jones says it came out of nowhere. A single, roundhouse punch to the face that left him stunned. And a gash above his eye that took seven stitches to close.

    “It I wasn’t strong enough, I probably would’ve passed out,” Jones said.

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  • Federal Judge deals blow to NSA phone data program

    A federal judge ruled Monday that the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of phone records likely violates the Constitution, in a major setback for the controversial spy agency.

    U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon granted a preliminary injunction sought by plaintiffs Larry Klayman and Charles Strange. However, he also stayed his decision “pending appeal,” giving the U.S. government time to fight the decision over the next several months.

    The judge wrote that he expects the government to “prepare itself to comply with this order when, and if, it is upheld.”

    The ruling was the first major legal defeat for the NSA since former contractor Edward Snowden began exposing secrets about the NSA’s data collection over the summer.

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  • Bang! Payday for man suing cops over his LEGAL Open Carry of guns

    A man who sued police in Colorado Springs, Colo., for violating his Second Amendment rights has reportedly won more than $23,000 from the city, as local officers apparently did not know it was legal to “open carry” firearms at public parks.

    The saga of James Sorensen began in July 2012 at a homosexual-pride festival, just one day after the shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., that left 12 people dead and 70 others injured.

    He was openly sporting a handgun on his hip, which prompted police to take him into custody.

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  • Dick Heller challenges D.C.’s gun registration scheme, files for quick ruling in Heller II

    The District of Columbia will do anything to stop law-abiding people from owning firearms to defend themselves.

    The Supreme Court ruled in 2008 that D.C.’s 30-year handgun ban was unconstitutional in the landmark District of Columbia v. Heller decision. In response, Washington’s city council put in place the most onerous gun registration requirement in the country.

    So Dick Heller is taking D.C. to court again in a case known as “Heller II.”

    Heller told me in a phone interview Tuesday that, “The city collected every gun restriction they could find from every other state and gave them to us as thumbtacks on the road for our march to Second Amendment freedom.”

    He is the lead plaintiff of five District residents who state that their constitutional rights are being infringed by the registration requirements. The city claims the process is necessary for “to protect police officers and to aid in crime control.”

    On Tuesday evening, the plaintiffs’ attorneys, Stephen Halbrook and Dan Peterson filed a motion in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia asking Judge James Boasberg for summary judgment. The also asked for denial of the city’s request for summary judgment last month.

  • Libtard NYC Judge – I Convicted A White Man of Murder Because of My Own “Reverse Racism”

    My reverse racism made me convict white ‘killer’

    Retired Brooklyn Supreme Court Judge Frank Barbaro wants a white man he convicted in 1999 of killing a black man to be freed — claiming Wednesday he based the verdict on his own reverse racism. The 86-year-old former jurist convicted Donald Kagan, now 39, of fatally shooting Wavell Wint, 22, during a struggle over Kagan’s chain outside an East New York movie theater in 1998.

    But Barbaro told a court that, because of his viewpoint as a civil-rights activist, he didn’t consider a justification defense by Kagan in the nonjury trial.

    “Mr. Kagan had no intent to kill that man . . . I believe now that I was seeing this young white fellow as a bigot, as someone who assassinated an African-American,” Barbaro, a former longshoreman who also served 23 years in the state Assembly, told Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice ShawnDya Simpson.

    Barbaro said he contacted Kagan’s attorneys after some deep soul-searching led him to realize he had denied Kagan a fair trial.

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  • Court Rules Florida Universities Can’t Ban Guns on Campus (Big Win for Our Side)

    State universities would be blocked from regulating guns on campus under a potentially far-reaching ruling handed down Tuesday by a Florida appeals court.

    The 1st District Court of Appeal – in a rare opinion decided by the entire appeals court – sided with a University of North Florida student and a gun rights group that challenged a university rule banning students on campus from storing guns in their cars.

    In a lengthy decision that prompted a strong dissent as well as multiple concurring opinions, the appeals court ruled that the Florida Legislature has pre-empted the regulation of guns by local governments and state agencies.

    The court decided the state’s 12 public universities are covered by this 2011 law. The ruling notes that while universities have the power to restrict lawful conduct – like drinking or smoking on campus – that power does not extend to regulating guns.

    “Restricting recreational activities is a far cry from restricting a fundamental, constitutional right to keep and bear arms for self-defense,” wrote Judge Clay Roberts whose opinion was supported by the majority of the 15 judges who serve in the court.

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  • NYS Lawmakers Roll Out Measure To Tax, Legalize Marijuana

    A New York State lawmaker outlined her proposal Thursday to raise revenue by making marijuana legal.

    State Sen. Liz Krueger’s measure — the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act — would legalize, regulate and tax marijuana under state law.

    “It will take the market in marijuana away from the criminal enterprises, just as happened when alcohol prohibition was ended,” she said at a City Hall press conference.

    Krueger, a Democrat from Manhattan, said her bill would bring in hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue for the state. New York State Assembly Health Committee Chairman Richard Gottfried (D-Manhattan) signed onto the measure.

    “It would establish an excise tax of $50 an ounce of marijuana and authorize localities to charge a sales tax on retail sales if they wish to,” Krueger said.

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  • School drops sexual harassment claim against 6-year-old who kissed girl (Pussification)

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    Amid a tidal wave of negative publicity, a Colorado school system has let a 6-year-old boy return to school and said it won’t classify his kissing a girl on the hand as sexual harassment.

    The story of first-grader Hunter Yelton made national news and spurred outrage this week after word spread that his school near Colorado Springs suspended him for the kiss and accused him of sexually harassing the girl.

    On Wednesday night, CNN affiliate KRDO reported that Canon City Schools Superintendent Robin Gooldy met with Hunter’s parents. The superintendent then changed Hunter’s disciplinary offense from “sexual harassment” to “misconduct.”

    The boy has also returned to school at the Lincoln School of Science & Technology.

    The boy’s mother, Jennifer Saunders, told KRDO the whole thing stemmed from an innocent crush Hunter had on a girl in the class. He kissed her on the hand during reading group. That landed him a two-day suspension from school and an entry of sexual harassment in his school files.

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  • Felon gets 9 months for trying to illegally buy gun at gun show (so much for that oft talked about “loophole”)

    Lamont Reaves, 27 (Henrico Police)

    Last week, 27-year-old Lamont Reaves was sentenced to two years in prison for trying to buy a gun in Richmond, Virginia, at a gun show. The New York man pleaded guilty to attempting to make an illegally purchase of a firearm on July 7. One Richmond based news agency says the incident is “being touted as a key example of the cooperation between licensed firearm dealers and police in stopping prohibited gun sales.”

    Reaves is a felon with a record for a felony crack cocaine offense as well as previous gun related charges. He is prohibited from legally purchasing a firearm for this reason but at the Virginia gun show attempted to do so. However, the dealers he attempted to buy from alerted authorities to his suspicious behavior and would not sell to him. Witnesses say the felon went from table to table trying to buy a firearm without a background check. The federally licensed firearms dealers refused to sell to him and called Virginia state trooper D.M. Sottile who works with the dealers during gun shows.

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  • Family files lawsuit against REMINGTON in teen’s death (CLAIM MODEL 700 DEFECTIVE)

    The family of a Charlotte teenager who was shot and killed outside a Chadbourn home in December 2011 has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the weapon.

    Jasmin Thar, 16, died after being shot Dec. 23, 2011, while standing outside a relative’s home. Two other women were injured by the same bullet.

    The lawsuit was filed Monday in Mecklenburg County Superior Court. It is seeking damages from Remington, the maker of the Model 700 rifle that fired from inside a neighbor’s home, killing the teenager.

    Plaintiffs in the lawsuit are Thar’s mother, Carletta McNeil of Charlotte; her aunt, Treka McMillian of Jackson County; and Jahmesha McMillian of Chadbourn, who was Jasmin’s cousin.

    Efforts to contact a corporate spokesman for Remington were not successful Monday.

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  • Zimmerman ex-girlfriend recants gun assault accusation (Wants Him Back!)

    Zimmerman ex-girlfriend recants gun assault accusation

    The woman who told police that George Zimmerman pointed a gun at her face has recanted her story and is now saying “I want to be with George,” according to a court affidavit published by the Orlando Sentinel.

    Last month, Samantha Scheibe called 911 to report that Zimmerman had pointed a shotgun at her face during a domestic disturbance  sparked after she asked the former neighborhood watchman to move out of her house.

    The 911 call from last month’s incident captures Scheibe yelling at Zimmerman, “You point your gun at my fricking face.” Scheibe said that Zimmerman also pushed her out of her residence and was smashing her belongings during the argument. Zimmerman claimed that Scheibe started the fight and denied pointing a weapon at her.

  • Federal Judge Says California ‘Waiting Period’ Gun Laws Are Likely Unconstitutional

    Guns on sale / AP

    Senior Federal District Court Judge Anthony W. Ishii on Monday denied California Attorney General Kamal Harris’ arguments in a federal civil lawsuit, indicating that California’s 10-day “waiting period” laws are likely unconstitutional.

    The 10-day waiting period law means that gun purchasers in California must wait a minimum of ten days before they can take possession of the purchased guns.

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