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GUNS DON'T KILL PEOPLE, OR DO THEY?
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RE: GUNS DON'T KILL PEOPLE, OR DO THEY?

Let's try again.

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02-17-2017 06:54 PM
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I saw that story, and have seen too many others like it.

I agree that Officer Kincaid was undoubtedly justified in shooting and killing Deal. Deal pointed a gun at the officer in the course of a pursuit -- dumb and fatal mistake.

Like always, I wish plea deals and bond weren't handed out so easily for armed repeat offenders, even in cases like this where the previous offenses were non-violent in nature.





02-17-2017 07:20 PM
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On January 4, Deal was charged on four handgun counts, after allegedly throwing down his gun in an alley while being chased by police.

This was the first arrest as an adult for Deal, who had turned 18 in November, and he was forbidden from owning a firearm after a juvenile gun charge.

He posted $100,000 bail and was released, but on January 30 he was arrested again after allegedly being seen dealing drugs, and throwing a bag of heroin under a car.

Last week he was arrested on nine gun and drug charges after being caught running from a location in which drugs were being sold.

And in the wake of the teen's death, questions were raised about why Deal - who had been arrested three times on gun or drug charges in the previous month - was out on the street.

'It shows dysfunction, I believe, in our criminal justice system,' said Mayor Catherine Pugh. 'People who have those many gun charges probably should not be on our streets.'



A senseless death easily prevented by the bench.

My favorite: ". . . probably should not be on our streets."

Mayor of the Year material.





02-17-2017 08:46 PM
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Texas Dipshits

Liars, scammers, and extremely irresponsible gun owners.

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A grand jury has indicted ^ Michael Bryant (middle) and Walker Daugherty (right) on charges of using deadly conduct by discharging firearms in the direction of others. (I think they should also be charged with lying to authorities.)

The charges stem from a Jan. 6 incident where police responding to call about a shooting on a ranch near the Texas/Mexico border in Candelaria found Daugherty and another man in the hunting party, Edwin Roberts, with non-fatal gunshot wounds.

The men were part of a group of hunters and told authorities they were attacked by people who had illegally crossed the nearby border and tried to steal an RV some of the hunters were using.

That was pure bullshit, but the hunters' false story was shared tens of the thousands of times as an example of why a border wall is needed.

Worse, in the course of floating his false narrative, Daughtery actually set up a GoFundMe account to cover his medical expenses and collected over $20k.

The Sheriff told the media that LE investigation showed there were no illegal immigrants in the area and that the incident was nothing but a friendly fire.

Refs:
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/02/19/hun...rants.html
http://www.cbs7.com/content/news/Presidi...75185.html





02-20-2017 05:05 PM
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+1 For Gun Control Activists

While the Second Amendment guarantees Americans the right to bear arms, legal battles have raged for years over what the guarantee includes.

Today, A US appeals court dealt a blow to the NRA's and gun advocates' contention about what the Second Amendment guarantees by ruling that military-style assault weapons are not protected under the US Constitution.

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In a 10-4 ruling, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, said the 45 assault weapons banned under Maryland's law are not protected by the Second Amendment.

'Put simply, we have no power to extend Second Amendment protection to the weapons of war,' wrote Judge Robert King, adding that the Supreme Court's decision in District of Columbia v. Heller explicitly excluded such coverage.

The ruling upheld a law from Maryland, which bans 45 different kinds of assault weapons and sets the limit on gun magazines to 10 rounds.

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02-23-2017 01:59 AM
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Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, who led the push for the law in 2013 as a state senator, said it's 'unthinkable that these weapons of war, weapons that caused the carnage in Newtown and in other communities across the country, would be protected by the Second Amendment.'

'It's a very strong opinion, and it has national significance, both because it's en-banc and for the strength of its decision,' Frosh said, noting that all of the court's judges participated.

'Put simply, we have no power to extend Second Amendment protection to the weapons of war,' wrote Judge Robert King.

Judge William Traxler issued a dissent, writing the decision 'has gone to greater lengths than any other court to eviscerate the constitutionally guaranteed right to keep and bear arms.'

National Rifle Association spokeswoman Jennifer Baker said, 'It is absurd to hold that the most popular rifle in America is not a protected 'arm' under the Second Amendment.'

She added that the majority opinion 'clearly ignores the Supreme Court's guidance from District of Columbia v. Heller that the Second Amendment protects arms that are 'in common use at the time for lawful purposes like self-defense.'

The NRA estimates there are 5 million to 10 million AR-15s - one of the weapons banned under Maryland's law - in circulation in the United States for lawful purposes. When asked about an appeal, Baker said the NRA is exploring all options.

But Elizabeth Banach, executive director of Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence, said the decision is 'overwhelming proof that reasonable measures to prevent gun violence are constitutional.'

'Maryland's law needs to become a national model of evidence-based policies that will reduce gun violence,' Banach wrote in a statement.

Full Story: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...tback.html





02-23-2017 01:59 AM
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(01-21-2017 07:08 PM)Maggot Wrote:  Ammunition permits? hah ...........on a good note, no need to get a permit for concealed in N.H. anymore. I've got mine already but it was a useless law to begin with.

Now you don't need a license to conceal carry in NH. +1 for the gun advocates.

New Hampshire residents no longer need any kind of license to carry a concealed handgun after the state repealed a nearly century-old law that allowed police to deny concealed carry licenses to people they believed could pose a risk to others.

New Hampshire already permitted open carry, but local law enforcement long had discretion to deny individuals a license to carry a concealed weapon. The system, in place for 94 years, let police prevent people who they knew had a violent history from getting license.

On Wednesday, Gov. Chris Sununu ® signed a law that simply allows residents to carry a concealed weapon without a license. Similar legislation had been twice vetoed by former Gov. Maggie Hassan (D).

“SB12 ensures New Hampshire citizens are guaranteed the fundamental right to carry a firearm in defense of themselves and their families, as prescribed by Article 2a of our state constitution,” Sununu said in a statement. “This common sense legislation aligns our concealed carry laws with that of our neighboring states of Vermont and Maine and states across the country. This is about safety. This is about making sure that the laws on our books are keeping people safe while remaining true to the Live Free or Die spirit that makes New Hampshire the great state that it is. This is a commitment I made to the people of New Hampshire and I am proud today to fulfill that commitment, signing SB12 into law.”

Law enforcement groups across the Granite State had spoken out against the measure. Pat Sullivan, executive director of the New Hampshire Association of Chiefs of Police, told The Huffington Post last month that the law already in place once allowed him to deny a concealed carry license to a man who came to his station in a tinfoil hat. Under the new law, that man won’t need to get a license to carry a concealed weapon.

“There are many people that carry concealed weapons that are doing good, that aren’t doing bad things. However, there is an element that we deal with as law enforcement, in terms of a regular basis, that are no good,” Sullivan said. “They are committing crimes, violent crimes, and we don’t know whether or not they do or do not have a weapon on them. With the permits, you at least have an idea as to whether or not they have a legal weapon on them. You encounter someone roadside, you don’t know what you have. It kind of just gives that little bit of added security and safety.”


Full story: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/new-...80af7193e3?





02-23-2017 12:05 PM
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