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  • De Blasio’s NYPD Now Beating Up Old Chinese People for Jaywalking

     

    Cops bloodied an 84-year-old man and put him in the hospital Sunday when he jaywalked at an Upper West Side intersection and didn’t appear to understand their orders to stop, witnesses said.

    Kang Wong was strolling north on Broadway and crossing 96th Street at around 5 p.m., when an officer told him to halt because he had walked against the light.

    Police were targeting jaywalkers in the area following the third pedestrian fatality this month around West 96th Street.

    Wong, who lives a block away, appeared to not understand the cop, the witnesses said.

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  • NY Ammo Buyer Background Checks Are an EPIC FAIL – The “SAFE Act” Does Not Work!

    NY S.A.F.E. One Year Later

    Effective Yesterday Jan 15, 2013
    The law requires that the background checks on ammo buyers start on January 15, 2014, OR whenever the state police superintendent certifies that the relevant database is in place and operational.

    Please note the following:

    1) While ammunition sellers and retailers must register with the state by January 15, the database is not in place and is not operational. Ammunition background checks will not begin on January 15;

    2) The SAFE Act does not authorize any fee for the ammo background check. I have received numerous calls about a supposed $10 fee for the ammo background check. The state police would need clear authority in the law to impose a fee, and there is none in the law. I believe that some are confused by the fee that dealers can charge when they perform NICS checks for someone involved in a private sale. If a retailer or big box store clerk is telling you that his company is going to charge you a $10 state fee for ammo background checks, ask to see the letter from the state police;

    3) While the SAFE Act now prohibits free citizens from exercising their right to accept personal delivery of ammunition via the Internet, a vendor can ship your Internet purchase of ammunition to a licensed ammunition seller (gun dealer or FFL) where you take possession of it in person. This might happen, where for instance, a dealer might not keep ammo on hand in unusual or less common calibers;

    4) The prohibition on Internet sales, and the ammunition background check, do NOT apply to reloading components. You may still purchase powder, shot, wads, primers and hulls via your usual sources (but I respectfully suggest that you support your local corner gun dealer).

    Last year, the legislature reduced the applicable portion of budget funding for the ammunition background check database.
    Little funding is available to move forward on its development.
    To build a database that will check multiple sources simultaneously (mental health records, orders of protection, felony convictions, etc.) will take a period of time and substantial funding.
    It is hoped that either the courts will overturn by then or the legislature will come to it’s senses and repeal the NY SAFE Act

    Source: Senator James L Seward Distrct NY 51


  • Commie Libs Outraged as New Gun Marketed in India as a “Rapist Antidote”

    Nirbheek, the gun for women

    India has launched a new handgun for women, named after a student who was gang-raped in Delhi in December 2012 and later died of her injuries. Officials say it will help women defend themselves, but critics say it’s an insult to the victim’s memory.

    In his large office on Kanpur’s Kalpi Road, Abdul Hameed, the general manager of the state-run Indian Ordnance Factory, shows me Nirbheek, the factory’s tiniest gun.

    “It’s small, it’s lightweight, it weighs only 500g [1.1lb], and it can easily fit into a lady’s purse.”

    Hameed speaks enthusiastically about the .32-calibre revolver, praising the “special titanium alloy body, the pleasing-to-the-eye wooden handle”.

    “The six-shot gun is easy to handle and it can hit its target accurately up to 15m [50ft],” he explains, pointing out the word “Nirbheek” engraved on the barrel.

    Although men can buy the gun too, Nirbheek is being pitched as India’s “first gun for women” and to make it more attractive to them, it comes packaged in a deep maroon jewellery case.

    “Indian women like their ornaments,” Hameed says.

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  • Concealed Carry Licensee Gets Ungracious Reception by Police in “Charm City”

    As anybody who is a member of NRA knows, we support the dedicated men and women of law enforcement who put themselves in harm’s way for the benefit of us all. We understand that most law enforcement officers take their oaths to defend and uphold the Constitution of the United States seriously. We also understand that untold thousands of reassuring interactions occur between citizens and law enforcement officers every day.

    What we don’t understand are reports like this one arising from an incident in Baltimore, Maryland.

    The Tampa Bay Tribune recounts the disturbing story of a man who found himself on the receiving end of some aggressive and heavy-handed police tactics, apparently for nothing more than being under suspicion of owning a firearm.

    According to the article, John Filippidis, business owner and family man, was traveling in his 2012 Ford Expedition back to Florida from Woodridge, N.J, where the family had attended a wedding and celebrated Christmas with relatives. With him were his wife and their three teenage children. Filippidis, the article notes, has a Florida concealed carry license. Nevertheless, it also states he had acquainted himself with the rules of interstate travel with firearms, understood the complications that can arise, and had decided to leave his gun at home in Florida.

    That would seem to be enough to ensure a family vacation could proceed without unpleasant interactions over legally owned firearms, even in the increasingly hostile territory for gun owners that begins at the Maryland state line and proceeds north up the Atlantic Coast to Massachusetts. Unfortunately for the Filippidis family, these precautions were not enough.

    The article continues to recount that on New Year’s Eve, after the family passed through the Fort McHenry Tunnel in Maryland, they noticed an unmarked police car flanking them, pulling ahead of them, and finally falling in behind them. This continued for over 10 minutes, although Filippidis said he was not speeding and other traffic was “whizzing past.” Eventually, the officer activated the emergency lights on the car and initiated a traffic stop. Filippidis noted he was actually somewhat relieved at that point, as he would at least be able to get the interaction behind them.

    Filippidis told the Tribune the officer asked for his license and registration, returned to his cruiser for about 10 minutes, and then, taking a position of cover between the two vehicles, ordered Filippidis out of his car and told him to hook his thumbs behind his back and spread his feet. “You own a gun,” the officer said to Filippidis. “Where is it?” Filippidis told him the gun was at home in his safe. The officer told him not to move.

    With Filippidis separated from the rest of his family, the officer then focused his interrogation on Filippidis’s wife, asking her where the gun was. She first told the officer that she did not know, but then, wanting to be helpful, suggested it could be in the glove box or console. “I’m scared of it,” she told the officer. “I don’t want anything to do with it.”

    According to article, the officer again confronted Filippidis, calling him a “liar” and insisting his family said he had the gun. Filippidis continued to protest he didn’t have it. The officer summoned back-up and told Filippidis the matter could be resolved if he would just tell him where the gun was.

    Three marked police cars arrived on the scene. Filippidis’s wife and children were patted down by the officers. The family members were separated and put into the back seats of the different police cars. Their belongings–luggage, presents, laundry bags–were lined up on the shoulder of I-95 in view of passing motorists. For perhaps two hours, the police combed Filippidis’s vehicle. No firearm was found. Finally, they issued Filippidis a written “warning” and released him and his family to continue their journey.

    Certain aspects of the incident are not clear from the Tribune‘s account. The article does not specify for what alleged offense the warning was issued, nor on what asserted basis the traffic stop was initiated. More to the point, it does not explain what led to the confrontation over Filippidis’s gun, which was stowed in a safe at his Florida home, hundreds of miles from the scene. The article indicates Filippidis received “apologies” from the captain of the officer who initiated the stop, as well as a captain in the department’s internal affairs bureau. It also indicates that the agency, the Maryland Transportation Authority Police (MTAP), is withholding comment pending its own investigation of the matter.

    Florida’s concealed carry law states: “The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services shall maintain an automated listing of licenseholders and pertinent information, and such information shall be available online, upon request, at all times to all law enforcement agencies through the Florida Crime Information Center.” Maryland also has very strict laws governing the carrying or transportation of firearms, rarely issues concealed carry licenses under its discretionary “need-based” licensing regime, and does not recognize any out-of-state carry licenses. It has also aggressively pursued gun control recently, resulting in a sweeping law that includes gun bans, licensing, and registration. This, in turn, has sparked multiple lawsuits, some of which have already been settled (see ILA’s January 2014 Legal Update for more information).

    How these factors may have interacted in this incident is unclear, but at the very least, the Tribune‘s report raises serious questions about how records indicating a person is a gun owner might lead to unwarranted suspicion and discrimination, even in the absence of wrongdoing.

    As for John Filippidis, he remains shaken, humiliated, and unsure about whether he even wants to keep his concealed carry license. “I’ve never been in any kind of trouble,” he told the Tribune. “[The officer] wants to put me in jail. For no reason. He wants to take my wife and children away and put me in jail. In America, how does such a thing happen?”

    We’re wondering that, too, and we will certainly be interested in any explanation that might arise from MTAP’s investigation into the matter.

    In the meantime, the Tribune‘s article appears to be a cautionary tale as to why gun owners should be highly suspect of “universal background checks” and other initiatives that promise to create records of their ownership or involvement with firearms, however innocent or legal. As ideological and political attacks on Second Amendment rights continue, even great caution and compliance with the law will not necessarily spare gun owners grief for exercising their rights.


  • Chicagoland: Woman Fatally Shoots Brother During Argument Over Whether Her Gun Would Fire!

    A South Side woman has been charged with a felony count of reckless discharge of a weapon after police say she shot her brother in the eye last week while the two argued over whether or not her handgun would fire. 52-year-old Joeann Smith allegedly shot her brother, Willie Smith, 56, last Wednesday at her home in the city’s South Shore neighborhood. He was taken in critical condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and pronounced brain dead a 9 a.m. the following morning, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

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  • NYC: Masturbating Man Attempts To Rape Woman on Subway

    Woman Says Man Tried to Rape Her on Subway: Cops

    Police are searching for a man who allegedly tried to rape a woman on the subway.

    The woman was riding the northbound 3 train at about 4 p.m. on Thursday when she said she noticed the suspect masturbating, police said.
    She told police she moved to another car, but he followed her and tried to rape her, police said she told them.

  • Florida Man Shoots Armed Intruders With AK-47, Kills 1 – The Other 2 Flee in TERROR!

    Two home invasion suspects are on the run and a third was fatally shot by a South Florida resident who fought back against the armed intruders with an AK-47 Thursday night, police said.

    The incident happened at a home on the 6100 block of Southwest 48th Street, Davie Police spokesman Capt. Dale Engle said.

    Three armed men entered the apartment and pistol-whipped the resident inside, police said. He then confronted the suspects.

    “The resident of the apartment had possession of an AK-47 and after he received this beating he was able to get possession or control of that, and started shooting at these suspects as they were fleeing,” Engle said.

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  • New York Cops, Firefighters in Massive 9/11 Fraud, Indictment Says

    PHOTO: Evidence in the 9/11 disability fraud case released by the Manhattan District attorney.

    More than 100 retired New York City cops, firefighters and correction officers were charged today with falsely claiming to be suffering from depression and anxiety as a result of the 9/11 terror attacks, New York prosecutors said today.

    The alleged scam won awards up to $500,000 for the uniformed personnel and cost taxpayers millions of dollars, according to the indictment.

    Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said the suspects “cynically manufactured claims of mental illness as a result of Sept 11th… dishonoring the first responders.”

    Police Commissioner William Bratton said, “The retired members of the NYP indicted in this case have disgraced all first responders who perished during the search and rescue efforts on Sept. 11, 2001.”

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  • Burglar shot during attempted robbery in Virginia

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    A Roanoke Rapids man with a history of violence recently released from prison has been shot while robbing a local business and is in critical condition.

    Halifax County Sheriff Wes Tripp said deputies responded to a business in the Roanoke Rapids area around 11:40 p.m. Friday in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, Tripp said, deputies found Cul Priest Jones, 40, lying in the parking lot suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

    Tripp said the business owner, who also resides at the business, was awakened during the night and when he went to investigate, found the suspect behind the cash register with a handgun. The business owner, Tripp said, was assaulted during the encounter and fired “several” shots at the suspect with a handgun.

    Investigation revealed the suspect had attempted to pry open two safes as well as the register.

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  • Attempted robber flees from 90-year-old laundromat owner with a gun!

    DAYTON — A gun-toting 90-year-old man scared a robber out of his business.

    A man came into R&J Laundromat on Monday afternoon and demanded money from the owner, George Hicks, 90. Hicks grabbed his gun and chased the robber out the door and then called 911.

    Here is an excerpt of that call:
    911 Dispatcher: “Did he take any money?”
    Victim: “No. No. When he shoved me, I jumped up and went for my gun and when I went for my gun I said I’ll blow your (expletive) brains out and he was gone.”

    “I want to shake the man’s hand,” Tom Mauro said. Mauro owns the Third Base Drive Thru.

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  • NYC Cops make arrest in hateful ‘knockout’ spree! (Which Libs Say Never Happened!)

    It was his turn to get knocked out.

    The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force busted a Brooklyn man for at least seven “knockout” assaults, cops said Friday.

    Barry Baldwin, 35, punched out the victims between Nov. 9 and Christmas Eve in Canarsie and Midwood, police said.

    All of the victims were white women and most were Jewish, a law-enforcement source said. At least two of the attacks occurred on the Sabbath.

    “Everyone will sleep a little easier,” said Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind, who said the attacks frightened the community.

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  • PA Teens in Muslim Burkas “Try” to Rob Delco Gun Shop!

    Most teenagers do dumb things. But not trying-to-rob-Joe-Galiano dumb.

    Who is Joe Galiano? He’s the owner of Suburban Armory, the gun shop on MacDade Boulevard in Collingdale Borough, Delaware County. He is surrounded by guns, including the one on his hip. Like his .45-caliber pistol. Can’t miss it.

    Despite this fact, police say two teenagers dressed in burkas walked into his store this afternoon, pulled a gun on Galiano and tried to stick him up. Galiano, less than thrilled about having a man in female Muslim garb pointing a silver handgun at him inside his own store, decided not to comply, but instead to make use of his own gun.

    “It doesn’t make any sense,” Chief Robert Adams said of the attempted robbery. “He carries a gun and it’s right out there in the open.”

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  • A Purposely Censored Racial Attack In Ithaca New York (Media Ignores)

    slashed victimEssentially here’s the story as can be gathered so far – and feel free to drop any insight into the comment section – according to CoCC this is not an isolated incident for the area in question:

    In Ithaca New York, last Saturday night four black females jumped a white female in a racially driven attack. One of the black attackers took out a razor blade and cut the victim so badly she needed 47 stitches to her face. The cut runs from her hairline to her chin. Four black female suspects were arrested.

    However, post-attack the story worsens.

    The media has completely censored the crime; and even the local media will not report on the attack due to the horrific nature of the crime cast against the sensitivity toward what the crime represents.

    If you were to reverse the races, and four white women were to have attacked a black woman, expressly intending to disfigure her, you can guarantee this would be 24/7 on NATIONAL TV.

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  • Mugger shot dead after bullet bounces off victim’s face

    As the muggers were taking the man's valuables, including a mobile phone, one of them pulled a handgun and shot at him

    A 16-year-old mugger has been killed after a bullet fired by an accomplice ricocheted off their victim’s face and shot him dead.

    The incident happened when a group of males accosted the man at a housing complex in San Francisco and demanded he hand over his possessions, police said.

    The man complied, but as the muggers were taking his valuables, including a mobile phone, one of them pulled a handgun and shot at him.

    The bullet struck his face, bounced off, then hit one of the other robbers, 16-year-old Clifton Chatman.

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  • NY SAFE Act largely upheld by federal judge (7 Rnd Limit Struck Down – Headed to SCOTUS Now)

    A federal judge on Tuesday upheld most of New York’s new gun-control law, rejecting arguments that its bans on large-capacity magazines and the sale of some semi-automatic rifles violate Second Amendment rights.

    Judge William Skretny in Buffalo concluded those provisions of the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Act are constitutional because they’re related to achieving an “important governmental interest” in public safety. Those two features make guns more lethal, he wrote, citing testimony submitted in the case.

    The law “applies only to a subset of firearms with characteristics New York state has determined to be particularly dangerous and unnecessary for self-defense,” Skretny wrote. “It does not totally disarm New York’s citizens, and it does not meaningfully jeopardize their right to self-defense.”

    Skretny upheld the ban on magazines that hold more than 10 bullets, but he struck down a restriction on gun owners loading more than seven bullets in legal 10-round magazines. He said that appears to be “an arbitrary number.”

    The law was adopted last January following the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., by a gunman police said used a semi-automatic rifle and 30-round magazines to kill 20 children and six adults.

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