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DC Police Dept ‘Loses’ Gun Owners’ Fingerprints, Forces Them to Pay Fee to Re-Register

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Published on: September 30, 2014

The District of Columbia is the only jurisdiction in America in which gun owners have to re-register their guns with the government every three years. The mandate was enforced at the beginning of this year. Now, the Metropolitan Police Department has been sending notices to residents with registered firearms to come down to their headquarters to be fingerprinted. The only problem is, most people are resisting the demand.

Fox 5’s Emily Miller, a proud gun owner herself, led an investigation into why these law-abiding gun owners were being dragged back to the police station. They were already fingerprinted when they first registered their guns, so why do they have to do it again?

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Glenn Says: This article is wrong. NYC residents have to re-register their handguns and long guns every 2 years.

Oklahoma City beheading: Will jihad-style attack boost ‘bring gun to work’ laws?

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Published on: September 29, 2014

Vaughan Foods Chief Operating Officer Mark Vaughan, a reserve sheriff’s deputy, used his personal handgun that he brings to work to stop a beheading attack by recently converted Muslim Alton Nolen on Friday in Oklahoma.

While police in Moore, Okla., have called Mr. Vaughan’s actions heroic, it’s also true that in some parts of the US he could have faced employer sanctions for bringing a gun to his job.

Oklahoma, however, is a pioneer in so-called “bring your gun to work” laws that have spread to 22 other states, mostly in the South and Midwest. The laws make it illegal for a firm to tell employees to leave their guns at home if they use a company parking lot. Some states, including Oklahoma, extend that protection into the workplace.

As the FBI began to investigate whether Mr. Nolen’s recent conversion to Islam played a role in the attack, the issue of guns at work took on new importance, at least for Americans who worry that lone-wolf Islamic jihadis in the US could take inspiration from gruesome beheading videos from the Middle East. Corporations have largely opposed “bring your gun to work” laws out of concerns that guns at work could instigate rather than defuse workplace violence.

“Americans should be ready to face these fanatics,” John Snyder, a gun law expert and lobbyist, says in a press release on Saturday. “As the Oklahoma [attack] indicates, people can stop terror attacks with firearms. Americans need their guns to defend life and freedom.”

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Chuckie Cheese Shooting (CA Gun Free Zone)

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Published on: September 29, 2014

Windows shattered and families ran for cover Sunday night after an argument between two men in front of a Chuck E. Cheese’s restaurant in Southern California escalated to a shooting, authorities said.

No injuries were reported after at least 13 rounds, some striking windows and walls just a few feet from customers, were fired at about 8 p.m. outside the family pizzeria at 6005 Rosemead Boulevard in Pico Rivera, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

“It sounded like fireworks,” said witness Sergio De La Cruz. “It could have been dangerous. It could have hit a child.”

No arrests were reported Monday morning.

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Shaneen Allen to Avoid Prison as New Jersey AG Revises Sentencing Guidance for Gun Law Violations

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Published on: September 28, 2014

In a stunning outbreak of sanity in the Garden State, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain has reversed his earlier decision to seek prison time for Shaneen Allen, a single mother from Philadelphia who was facing felony prosecution for misunderstanding concealed carry reciprocity rules. The decision came after John Hoffman, acting New Jersey Attorney General, issued statewide guidance to county prosecutors clarifying the application of New Jersey’s mandatory sentencing scheme to certain minor firearm violations. These developments mean that not only will Ms. Allen and her children be spared the ordeal of her facing a felony conviction and lengthy prison term but that other travelers who unwittingly violate New Jersey’s harsh laws gun laws may also avoid a similar nightmare.

Shaneen Allen’s case shocked the conscience of a broad range of Americans, particularly given the disparate treatment McClain’s office recently provided to professional football player Ray Rice. Rice was caught on video knocking unconscious his then- fiancée with a punch, but McClain still approved him for New Jersey’s Pretrial Intervention Program (PTI), which allows first time offenders to avoid criminal conviction after a period of supervised rehabilitative efforts. Meanwhile, McClain had initially refused to show Allen the same leniency, instead offering her a plea that would have required her to complete at least 3 ½ years of a possible 10-year prison sentence without chance of parole. Even certain media figures not known as stalwart Second Amendment supporters — including CNN’s Anderson Cooper — recoiled at the injustice.

McClain has now reversed his decision on Ms. Allen’s participation in PTI, stating, “In applying the factors set out in the [attorney general’s] clarification, I determined that the defendant in this case should be offered the opportunity to be admitted into the Atlantic County PTI Program.”

Indeed, the “mitigating” factors the attorney general’s memorandum counsels prosecutors to consider closely parallel the circumstances of Ms. Allen’s case. First, she lawfully owned the firearm and would have been lawfully able to carry it in her state of residence. Once in New Jersey, the firearm apparently never left her vehicle. She was otherwise law-abiding, and police only discovered the gun because of a routine traffic stop. Ms. Allen volunteered the presence of the firearm even before being asked about it, and police immediately took it into custody. Finally, Ms. Allen was honestly unaware that her Pennsylvania concealed carry permit did not apply in New Jersey. Given the number of out-of-state tourists who come to New Jersey for its beaches, amusement parks, and casinos — and given that most other American states recognize and respect the Second Amendment — violations of this sort are to be expected. As the attorney general recognized in his memorandum: “[I]n most of these cases, imprisonment is neither necessary nor appropriate to serve the interests of justice and protect public safety.”

While we certainly welcome these developments, the enduring lessons of Shaneen Allen’s case (and the anguish and upheaval it has already caused her and her family) should not be forgotten. Even under the new guidance — which is merely advice on the law, not binding law itself — the simple act of carrying a firearm for purposes of self-defense is still presumptively criminal and still presumptively leads to mandatory imprisonment. Those lucky enough to be shown leniency in the disposition of their cases also still face arrest and search, an interruption of their journeys and normal lives, potentially lengthy periods of detention, the forfeiture of their lawfully-possessed firearms, fines, legal fees, stigma, and stress. Ms. Allen herself lost her employment and her residence and will face a lengthy period of rebuilding her life. And all this for an activity — carrying a firearm in case of confrontation.

True legal reform is still needed, including enactment of “Shaneen’s Law” in New Jersey and the Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2013 now pending in Congress. In the meantime, Ms. Allen joins such pivotal and largely unsung civil rights heroes as Otis McDonald and Mary Shepard, whose personal struggles achieved greater recognition of the Second Amendment for their fellow citizens. As Ms. Allen’s attorney Evan Nappen noted, these victories were not achieved in isolation but with the aid of untold numbers of Second Amendment supporters who ensured that these struggles did not go unnoticed. “Every NRA member should be proud,” Nappen said.

Venezuelan President Announces $47 Million for Civilian Disarmament Centers

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Published on: September 28, 2014

It’s what happens to gun owners and freedom when a lawless, leftwing, socialist president who doesn’t like America, who uses the power of his office to intimidate his political opponents, and who will do nearly anything to preserve his power gets elected. On Sunday, Nicholas Maduro, the president of Venezuela, announced that he will spend $47 million for 60 civilian disarmament centers, where people can turn in their privately owned guns. Venezuela banned the commercial sale of guns in 2012, and Maduro–continuing the fundamental transformation of the country begun by his predecessor, Hugo Chavez–now says “We are building peace from within, and for that, you need disarmament.”

Venezuelans ought to think twice before handing over weapons they may need to defend against a “peace” worse than the one under which they currently live. It’s already pretty bad, and it’s moving in the wrong direction.

In March 2013, the Washington Post noted that Maduro is silencing independent news organizations. The same month, the Post said “inflation is among the highest in the world, power outages are routine and consumers are plagued with shortages of basic goods.” The following month the Post noted that Maduro, “a former bus driver and Cuban protégé” initially courted by President Barack Obama, prohibited Venezuelans from protesting the results of his questionable election. In June, the Post said that protesters now object to “food shortages, the suppression of free speech, inflation soaring above 60 percent and a stratospheric crime rate,” but “the Obama administration has opposed imposing any sanctions.” And last month, the Post said that Venezuela may soon “suffer a catastrophic economic collapse,” because the “economically illiterate” Maduro believes “our problems are the result of economic war waged by the opposition and private business.”

Because it’s a clear threat to freedom, Maduro’s plan to disarm civilians is popular in certain quarters. The government of Communist China, which prohibits people from having guns, which killed 1.5 million people during its Great Proletarian Revolution, and which condemns American gun ownership as a human rights violation, applauds it. No doubt gun control supporters in this country do as well.

Civilian disarmament can take many forms and can progress at different rates. Getting people to hand over their guns can even be encouraged with monetary compensation in the form of so-called “buy-back” programs. We can only hope that Venezuelans understand, as American gun owners do, that freedom, once lost, cannot be bought for what, in the long run, amounts to pocket change.

Sheriffs Who Are Protecting Liberty

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Published on: September 27, 2014

An increasing number of county sheriffs are rising to resist federal overreach in their counties. About 100 of them met in mid-September at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.

The gathering was organized by the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association — a group that was formed by former Sheriff Richard Mack. It was a time of mutual encouragement, where several sheriffs shared their experiences in resisting federal overreach.

Sheriff Mike Lewis of Wycomico County, Maryland was one of the sheriffs in attendance. He got national attention recently for saying that the feds better not try grabbing guns in his county.

“I can tell you this,” Lewis said, “if they attempt to do that, it will be an all-out civil war. No question about it.”

Another attendee, Sheriff Denny Peyman of Jackson County, Kentucky, was equally blunt. “My office will not comply with any federal action which violates the United States Constitution or the Kentucky Constitution which I swore uphold.”

Gun Owners of America presented Sheriff Peyman with the “Nullifier of the Year” award last year because of his strong commitment to defend the Constitution — and the Second Amendment in particular.

GOA goes to bat for pro-gun sheriff … and wins!

Another GOA award recipient who joined the sheriff posse in September was the nationally renowned Sheriff David Clarke, Jr., of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. GOA presented Clarke with the “High Noon Award” last year for “standing for truth when others run, and for telling the truth even though politically incorrect.”

To be sure, Clarke’s political IN-correctness — and his pro-Second Amendment views — has provoked intense hatred against him from the political Left. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who is a billionaire, poured $150,000 into his sheriff’s race this past summer, trying to unseat him in his primary.

But Daddy Warbucks’ money couldn’t buy that election, as Clarke won by a comfortable 52-48 percent margin. GOA’s Political Victory Fund rallied gun owners in the state of Wisconsin to contribute to Sheriff Clarke’s campaign. And GOA’s Facebook page made gun owners around the country aware of this important race.

Sheriffs standing up to the fedsalt

Two sheriffs who have attracted something of a cult following are Brad Rogers of Elkhart County, Indiana, and Bennie House of Otero County, New Mexico. While they were not in attendance this September, their stories were heralded as examples to follow.

Sheriff Rogers is a GOA Life Member who interposed himself between the Food and Drug Administration and a raw milk dairy farmer. The feds were on the verge of confiscating the farmer’s equipment which would have bankrupted him.

But Sheriff Rogers communicated with the head attorney at the FDA and told her that if they put one more foot on the farmer’s land, he would arrest them. She, in turn, threatened to arrest him. Rogers simply ended the debate by replying: “Game on.” That was almost three years ago, and the FDA has been MIA ever since.

Then there’s Sheriff Benny House of Otero County, New Mexico, who led a confrontation with the Forest Service several years ago on behalf of some of his citizens. The locals were hauling dead trees out of National Forest land in violation of Forest Service policy. The locals not only wanted the firewood provided by the dead trees, but were also lessening the risk of forest fire (dead trees burn much more quickly and serve to make fires more likely to spread).

The Forest Service threatened to arrest the Otero County citizens who were disturbing the “natural condition” of the forest. But Sheriff House threatened to arrest the Forest Service agents. That successful standoff allowed the folks in Cloudcroft to save their ski village when a forest fire threatened them two years ago.

Another sheriff who has experienced similar conflicts with the Forest Service is Gil Gilbertson of Josephine County, Oregon. He also interposed himself between the feds and the people, and achieved similar results. In fact, there is not one known example of the feds actually firing on any county’s residents or sheriffs in such situations.

There are a couple of standoffs that did come close — and ironically, they were both in Nye County, Nevada. The Wayne Hage family had an armed standoff with the Bureau of Land Management ten years ago to protect their right to water their cattle on federal lands. And the Cliven Bundy family went through a similar experience earlier this year. The Nye County Sheriff got involved, albeit belatedly this year, whereas Sheriff Tony DeMeo stood off the BLM with his armed deputies to protect the Hage family.

The liberal media is not covering such stories, but clearly there is some good news.

Larry Pratt is the Executive Director of Gun Owners of America, a grassroots gun lobby with more than 750,000 members and activists.

The Hill Avoids Mentioning Early Warnings About Virus Outbreak in Children (Illegals Bring Diseases)

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Published on: September 27, 2014

What is the first thing that leaps to your mind when you hear about a mystery virus that has afflicted children around the country just as the school year started? I know what it is. You know what it is. And many of the readers commenting on The Hill article know what it is. Even the writer, Susan Ferris, most likely knows what it is but does not mention the warning that dares not speak its name…at least in The Hill.
I am of course referring to the many health warnings about the illegal children who crossed the border and were dispersed around the country by the Obama administration. Although much of the left pooh-poohed the idea that those children could spread diseases to school kids, by an amazing coincidence a virus outbreak was discovered soon after the school term began.

NYC Woman Raped by Two Men in Space of an Hour Had Approached Her Second Attacker Pleading for HELP

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Published on: September 27, 2014

Attacked: The woman was attacked twice in one hour, and police managed to retreive CCTV from the second crime scene, showing the alleged attacker leaving

The woman who was raped by two different men within the space of an hour had approached her second attacker pleading for help, prosecutors claim.

The 31-year-old victim was walking home from a bar in Brooklyn at 5am when she was allegedly attacked by Nicholas Isaac, 17 who is said to have threatened her with a gun before assaulting her.

She then walked 500 feet and approached Daquan Jackson, 21, in a desperate bid for support – but he told her ‘I am going to do the same thing to you’, before raping her as she begged him to stop, a court has heard, according to the New York Post.

Police claim both attackers pushed the victim to the ground and threatened to shoot her if she did not comply, but neither produced a gun.

They also suspect the men were working together.

Isaac was arrested on Monday. Jackson was arrested today after CCTV footage allegedly showing an attacker leaving the scene was released.

Unarmed California Woman Melora Rivera Caught on Camera COWERING FROM INTRUDER on Roof

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Published on: September 27, 2014

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Actress Melora Rivera uses the awning of her roof while being terrorised by a homeless man who broke into her home in Venice California.

 

Chilling images have been captured of a woman hiding on her roof, cowering with fear, unable to see a masked intruder approaching her from behind.

The Californian woman climbed out of her second-storey bedroom window early in the morning on Wednesday to hide from a man who broke into her home in Venice Beach, near Los Angeles.

“Once I saw him in the house, I knew that we both couldn’t be there,” Melora Rivera told CBS news. “I knew that I didn’t want to have a confrontation with him of any sort, you know, not knowing what his intention was.”

She hid under a window eave, wearing just the flannel shirt she had been sleeping in, and called the police.

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New York postal worker caught ‘hoarding’ 40,000 pieces of mail

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Published on: September 27, 2014

Pieces of mail that a New York City mailman allegedly stashed away in his home and car over nearly a decade are seen in an undated picture released by the U.S. Attorney's office in New York 26 September 2014

A New York City postal carrier is accused of failing to deliver more than 40,000 pieces of mail, some dating to 2005.

According to a federal court complaint, Joseph Brucato hoarded the mail at his home, car and post office locker. He was arrested Wednesday after a supervisor noticed undelivered mail piled up in Brucato’s personal vehicle.

The 67-year-old Brucato was arraigned Wednesday and released on his own recognizance.

Magistrate Vera Scanlon ordered him to “abstain from excessive alcohol consumption.”

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MN Judge rules Hennepin County sheriff overstepped in petitioning to revoke Iraq vet’s gun permit

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Published on: September 27, 2014

Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek overstepped his authority in attempting to have revoked the gun permit of an Iraq war veteran who police believe represented a possible danger to himself or others, a judge ruled Friday.

The case could have broad implications about how veterans in crisis are treated by law enforcement and about how much authority a sheriff may have in seeking the revocation of permits to carry weapons.

At one point, Bloomington police became so concerned about the man, a Marine Corps veteran who served in Iraq from 2004 to 2005, that they took him to Fairview Southdale Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation. They also confiscated his weapons, which included several handguns and a shotgun.

A doctor released the man after determining he wasn’t a threat, diagnosing him only with a contusion, wrist pain, “situational stress” and “impulsive behavior.” But Bloomington police refused to return his weapons, and the sheriff’s department moved to have his permit revoked.

The case involves Bloomington resident Steven Eid, who was honorably discharged and suffers from chronic pain and other medical ailments from his service as a Marine helicopter mechanic.

According to court papers, Eid has undergone multiple surgeries at the Veterans Administration hospital and other VA-approved facilities and has had difficulty obtaining follow-up care and rehabilitative services.

Eid contacted the offices of U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar and U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen in March and April this year to complain about how he was being treated at the VA. Concerned about what they regarded as the increasingly threatening tone of his complaints, staffers from both offices contacted U.S. Capitol Police.

In one e-mail, according to court papers, Eid complains about difficult times when he thought about killing himself, only to find he had not bought any bullets. In another e-mail he writes: “I am asking for your help before things get out of control.”

At one point, Eid left voice-mail messages with several staffers and Bloomington police telling them he was increasingly threatened by the Capitol Police detective investigating the case and that he was carrying his gun out of fear of him.

As a result, Stanek’s office filed a petition for the revocation of Eid’s gun permit on the grounds that the sheriff believed Eid was dangerous.

Eid went to court to fight the revocation.

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Pedophile’s Sister Says “It Was Awesome” That 11 Year-Old Shot Her Murderous Brother

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Published on: September 26, 2014

An alleged pedophile’s sister says that “it was awesome” when an 11-year-old girl shot her brother. The criminal violated a protective order against him, and attacked the girl’s mother with a knife.

Unfortunately for Moms Demand Action and other gun control cultists that like to have dead victims to exploit, the woman in this instance had a gun in her home, and a child that knew how to use it.

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‘Middle Eastern’ Man in Baltimore Yells ‘Jews, Jews, Jews’ Then Fires Gun From Car at 3 People

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Published on: September 26, 2014

A bias incident is under investigation in Baltimore County.

Police say three men walking in the 6800 block of Old Pimlico Road were first approached by a vehicle.

The driver yelled “Jews, Jews, Jews” at the victims. Investigators say the suspect then fired some type of BB or air gun in their direction and fled the area.

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Crazed Muslim Stabs Two Women – BEHEADING ONE in Oklahoma Before Being Shot by a GOOD GUY WITH A GUN

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Published on: September 26, 2014

'Killer': Alton Alexander Nolen, 30, allegedly attacked two women after entering a food distribution center on Thursday - beheading one of them. He was eventually stopped when he was shot by an off-duty officer

  • Alton Nolen, 30, had just been fired when he drove up to Vaughan Foods in Moore, Oklahoma and ‘attacked the first two people he saw’
  • He beheaded Colleen Hufford, 54, and stabbed Traci Johnson, 43, before Mark Vaughan, an off-duty officer and the company’s former owner, shot him
  • Nolen and Johnson are both being treated in hospital
  • Co-workers revealed that Nolen, who has an extensive rap sheet, had recently converted to Islam and had tried to get them to convert as well
  • In 2010, after he eluded cops and sparked a massive overnight manhunt, he was ordered to take an anger management course
  • 911 call reveals the chaos inside the entrance to the building after the suspect entered and attacked at random before he was gunned down

3 from FDNY who worked at ground zero die of cancer in 1 day (Gov’t Has Watched Men Die For Years and Did NOTHING!)

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Published on: September 26, 2014

Three retired firefighters who worked at ground zero have died on the same day from cancer, an illness that many fear might be connected to toxic World Trade Center dust released on Sept. 11, fire officials said Thursday.

Lt. Howard Bischoff, 58, and firefighters Robert Leaver, 56, and Daniel Heglund, 58, died within hours of one another Monday.

Their deaths are “a painful reminder that 13 years later we continue to pay a terrible price for the department’s heroic efforts,” Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said in a statement.

Thousands of people who aided in the rescue and recovery effort were diagnosed with respiratory ailments and other health problems in the years after the attacks. Cancer, though, remains the biggest fear for people exposed to the gritty soot at the site.

Hundreds of first responders have gotten cancer in the 13 years since the attacks, but doctors and researchers are still uncertain whether there is any link between those illnesses and 9/11. Cancer is the leading cause of death for Americans in their mid-40s to mid-60s, making it hard to tell which deaths, if any, might be related. Most medical studies have not found evidence of a substantial surge in cancer rates, though researchers have spotted some worrisome trends.

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