Category Archives: Gun Control/2nd Amendment

Uber driver, licensed to carry gun, shoots gunman in Logan Square

The perp's mugshot, taken in the hospital.

The perp’s mugshot, taken in the hospital.

Chicago Tribune: Authorities say no charges will be filed against an Uber driver who shot and wounded a gunman who opened fire on a crowd of people in Logan Square over the weekend.

The driver had a concealed-carry permit and acted in the defense of himself and others, Assistant State’s Attorney Barry Quinn said in court Sunday.

A group of people had been walking in front of the driver around 11:50 p.m. in the 2900 block of North Milwaukee Avenue when Everardo Custodio, 22, began firing into the crowd, Quinn said.

The driver pulled out a handgun and fired six shots at Custodio, hitting him several times, according to court records.  Responding officers found Custodio lying on the ground, bleeding, Quinn said.  No other injuries were reported. Custodio was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic hospital, where he was treated for gunshot wounds to the shin, thigh and lower back, authorities said.

Custodio, of the 2900 block of North Ridgeway Avenue, was charged with aggravated assault and unlawful use of a weapon charges.  He was denied bond during the Sunday court hearing.

The Uber driver, a 47-year-old resident of Little Italy, provided police with a valid concealed-carry permit and a firearm owner’s identification card, Quinn said.

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Score one for the Second Amendment!

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Country singer Tim McGraw sells out. Headlines Sandy Hook gun control concert

I’m not a fan of country music, but even I have heard of Tim McGraw, husband of another country music megastar Faith Hill.

AWR Hawkins reports for Breitbart that on July 17, 2015, Tim McGraw will headline a concert fundraiser in Connecticut for a gun control group called Sandy Hook Promise.

McGraw’s “A Concert For Sandy Hook Promise” will also feature country singers Billy Currington and Chase Bryant.

Tim McGrawTim McGraw in 2003. McGraw had never served in the U.S. military, so why is he in this faux military garb?

Sandy Hook Promise is a vehicle through which various alleged family members of alleged Sandy Hook victims have joined to push gun control until it passes. One of the group’s members is Newtown father Mark Bearden, who has pledged to “dedicate the rest of his life” to pursuing gun control.

McGraw is quoted by NBC Connecticut as saying:

Out of this tragedy a group was formed that made a promise to honor the lives lost and turn it into a moment of transformation. Sandy Hook Promise teaches that we can do something to protect our children from gun violence. I want to be a part of that promise – as a father and as a friend.

According to Wikipedia, McGraw is a Democrat and has stated that he would like to run for public office in the future, possibly for Senate or Governor of Tennessee, his home state. In the same interview, he praised Bill Clinton and said that he had supported Barack Obama for president in 2008.

Breitbart reporter AWR Hawkins points out that “It should be noted that there was 100 percent gun control at Sandy Hook Elementary on December 14, 2012. No guns were allowed, period. You can’t have more gun than that. Moreover, there were laws against stealing guns and possessing stolen guns as well. But none of these laws stopped or even dissuaded Adam Lanza.”

AWR Hawkins should also know that all of that is quite beside the point because no one died at that school on Dec. 14, 2012, perhaps not even Adam Lanza himself, who supposedly shot himself in the head minutes before police and first responders arrived at the school that morning. If you doubt that, ask the State of Connecticut why the government continues to refuse to release Lanza’s and his 21 victims’ death certificates — documents that are deemed public record, i.e., accessible to the public, except in the case of Lanza and his alleged victims.

For all the other many, many reasons why many sane people, including Professors James Tracy and Jim Fetzer, believe the Sandy Hook massacre is a gigantic, elaborate false-flag fraud in the interest of gun control, go to our “Sandy Hook Massacre” page.

I dare you.

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Right to Bear Arms? Gun grabbing sweeping the nation

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Fox News: Cherished family heirlooms were among the 21 firearms Michael Roberts surrendered to the Torrance Police Department in 2010, after his doctor filed a restraining order against him.

The court order was the result of a dispute Roberts had with a member of the doctor’s staff and, after Roberts pleaded no contest, the matter was resolved. Yet, even though he filed the proper Law Enforcement Gun Release paperwork on four separate occasions, obtained clearance from the California Department of Justice and had two court orders commanding the return of his guns, police refused to hand them over.

With the backing of the National Rifle Association and California Rifle and Pistol Association, Roberts filed a federal lawsuit in May 2014, over the $15,500 worth of firearms. In the end he got the money, but not the guns. The police had had them destroyed.

Eric_Holder_is_a_ThugSecond Amendment lawyers say his case is not rare. “NRA and CRPA constantly get calls from law abiding people having problems getting their guns back,” said Chuck Michel of Long Beach based Michel & Associates, who represented Roberts in the case. “The state Department of Justice wrongly tells police not to give guns back unless the person can document ownership of the gun and it is registered in the state DOJ’s database. But the law doesn’t require this.”

Gun owners can’t comply anyway, Michel said, because police themselves routinely fail to enter the firearms into the DOJ’s database, and most people don’t have receipts for the guns they own.

While Americans have the constitutional rights to keep and bear arms – and protect their property from government’s unlawful seizure – it is not just in California where guns are seized and destroyed illegally, attorneys charge.

“This kind of below-the-radar bureaucratic gun confiscation is a growing Second Amendment and property rights violation problem, particularly in strict gun control states like California, New Jersey and Massachusetts,” said Alan Gottlieb, founder of the Second Amendment Foundation. “People can’t afford to spend tens of thousands of dollars on legal fees to get back a $500 firearm.”

The Second Amendment Foundation’s most recent case involves Rick Bailey, a 56-year-old Navy veteran from Glendale, Ariz., whose entire collection of 28 firearms valued at $25,000 was seized by authorities because of an ongoing dispute with a neighbor.

After Bailey complained over several months to the city of Glendale that his neighbor frequently parked his landscaping company’s dump trucks in front of Bailey’s home — and toxic chemical odors were coming from his neighbor’s property — the neighbor obtained a harassment order against Bailey. Police showed up and seized Bailey’s gun collection.

“Mr. Bailey is devastated by this situation. We seem to live in an environment when someone’s life can be turned upside down on an allegation that should have been thoroughly investigated before any action was ordered by a court,” Gottlieb said. “We’re helping Bailey in his appeal of the judge’s order so he can not only reclaim his valuable firearms, but also some of his dignity as well.”

Convicted felon, gun grabber, and Obama supporter Ray Nagin

Convicted felon, gun grabber, and Obama supporter Ray Nagin

Probably the most notorious gun confiscation case happened after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005 when the city’s then-mayor, Ray Nagin, ordered all legally owned firearms seized. The Second Amendment Foundation successfully sued on behalf of thousands of law abiding gun owners to stop, or reverse, the confiscations. But hundreds more gun owners without legal representation or ownership paperwork had to abandon their guns. Those firearms still have not been destroyed, Gottlieb said.

In Massachusetts, residents who had their guns taken because of restraining orders or other reasons must pay a fee to a private storage company when their legal issues are resolved, regardless of their own culpability. The fees can run in the thousands of dollars, often exceeding the value of the guns. Instead of paying the fee, they often forfeit the firearms and the company auctions them off, Gottlieb said.

In Kentucky, a law passed in 2014 that allows law enforcement to take firearms from those accused – not convicted – of domestic violence crimes. Similar laws are in place in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Louisiana.

In Lakewood, Ohio, in August 2011, police seized 13 firearms valued at $15,000 from U.S. Army veteran Francesca Rice while she wasn’t home, according to Cleveland Scene. Police reportedly had an employee of the condominium complex let them in. The firearms collection of Rice, who served her country in Iraq, included handguns, shotguns, a vintage Chinese SKS M21 semi-automatic carbine and a semi-automatic rifle.

The seizure was based on a “situation involving the gun owner’s absence from a VA hospital where she had been receiving treatment…. However, no charges were ever filed, and a year later, Rice’s requests to have her guns returned had gone unanswered,” the Ohio-based Buckeye Institute reported, noting after the lawsuit was settled, the police were ordered to return her firearms.

These tactics are a way for police departments or the government to make it more costly to own guns, said John Lott, an economist, leading expert on guns, and author at the Crime Prevention Research Center. Lott believes the illegal policies most hurt poor gun owners, who not only are less likely to afford to get their property back, but also typically live in neighborhoods where they are more vulnerable to crime.

Seizing legally owned guns can also be a way for law enforcement agencies to boost their revenue if, as in some cases, they sell the firearms rather than destroying them, Lott said.

In the Roberts’ case in California, police blamed a letter from the California Department of Justice that required gun owners to produce documentation showing it was their firearm that was seized and ordered them to register all firearms that previously had been exempt. The receipt the police department issued when confiscating the firearms wasn’t sufficient proof, the DOJ said, and most firearms owners don’t have other proof of purchase, especially for firearms passed down from generation to generation.

The case was settled for $30,000 and the department changed its policy, but Roberts suffered through three years of aggravation and lost family heirlooms as a result of the department’s actions.

In 2012, California civil rights attorney Donald Kilmer represented the Second Amendment Foundation and CalGuns Foundation in the first legal challenge in California for wrongful retention of firearms and won, leading San Francisco and Oakland to change their policies.

But remarkably, the situation in California in some respects is getting worse. “The legislature has never met a gun regulation they didn’t like and the state is populated with millions of people who want to exercise their Second Amendment rights,” said Kilmer.

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The problem now is that the State Bureau of Firearms is issuing letters that misstate the law with regard to what documentation gun owners must produce to get their property back, Kilmer said.

In the past, if firearms were seized in California from a home because of psychiatric issues, domestic violence allegations, restraining orders or other issues, the firearms were returned after the case was resolved through a court order. However, under a new law, Kilmer said a background check is required to ensure the property is not stolen, the owner has to prove ownership, and then the owners get a letter clearing them to pick up their property.

“It makes sense on its face, but it is taking longer to issue letters,” Kilmer said, adding most gun owners can’t meet other requirements because they don’t have paperwork to show title, many legally owned guns are not registered, the federal government is forbidden from keeping firearms ownership records with the exception of for specialty guns, and California just started its database in 1996 exclusively for handguns.

“People keep forgetting the right to keep and bear arms, the Second Amendment, is protected by the U.S. constitution, and private property is protected under the Fifth Amendment,” Kilmer said. “Government cannot take property without just compensation and due process. The great thing is that when it comes to guns, you get protection under both amendments.”

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Gun background check bill sent to floor of Oregon Senate on party-line vote

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Oregon Live: A bill that would expand the use of criminal background checks on gun purchases in Oregon was passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday on a party-line vote of 3-2.

Senate Bill 941 now heads to the Senate floor, where Democratic sponsors are confident they have the votes needed for passage. Similar bills failed to clear the Senate in both 2013 and 2014 when Democrats had a smaller majority.

Sen. Jeff Kruse, R-Roseburg, who along with Keizer Republican Kim Thatcher voted against the measure, served notice that they may seek passage of a substitute bill on the floor.

Several groups supporting tighter gun laws are seeking passage of the measure, saying it closes a big loophole in Oregon law. Gun-rights groups charge that the state’s system of background checks is already flawed and that this will further burden law-abiding gun owners.

Under the measure, background checks would be extended to cover sales and other transactions between private parties. The bill contains exemptions for family members, guns lent for hunting purposes and several other circumstances.

The measure would require that individuals involved in a private gun sale go to a licensed gun dealer, who would then conduct the background check through the state police. Oregon law prohibits people from possessing firearms if they are a felon, had a mental health commitment, been convicted of a domestic abuse misdemeanor and for several other reasons.

Senate Bill 941 also makes clear that a judge can prohibit gun ownership for an individual ordered to receive outpatient mental health treatment.

Oregon would be the 12th state to require universal background checks on firearms transactions. Another six states require checks on all handgun sales but not for long guns.

Thatcher on Monday said she wasn’t able to quickly put together what she thought would be a workable alternativehave Oregon driver licenses and ID cards carry a mark noting whether someone could legally buy a firearm. That turns out to be complicated and expensive, she said.

Like that is what I want on my driver’s license…every checker/bank teller/ etc. who sees your ID will not only know your address, they’ll know if you might have a firearm(s). I’ll pass on that. Here’s the only ID I need:

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City worker shoots carjacking suspect after woman jumps on hood of stolen car

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WSBTV: A Smyrna (GA) city worker shot a man who was attempting to carjack a woman’s vehicle on Friday, authorities said.  Police said a good Samaritan shot the driver, stopping the theft and saving the woman. The incident happened Friday afternoon at a car wash on Highland Parkway.

Witnesses told Channel 2’s Ross Cavitt that they couldn’t believe how brazen the carjackers were. They said the car wash was full of customers at the time.

The good Samaritan was identified as a City of Smyrna employee who was getting his car washed. Police said his quick action saved the woman’s life.

witness Tasha Orr said.  Orr said she was at the busy 3-Minute Car Wash when a group of four men hopped into a white Honda and tried to steal it.

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The car wash’s surveillance cameras recorded the incident. The video shows the men inside a red minivan scoping out the parking lot and then the woman jumping onto the hood of her car as they tried to drive away with the Honda.

Seconds later, a gunshot stopped the getaway as the city worker shot the carjacker, and the Honda’s owner safely slid off the hood of the car.

“She would have died. He came by with the car. He picked up speed. She was on the hood and I saw her starting t0 get off the hood. He picked up speed. He was going to go across there, and if that guy didn’t shoot she probably would end up losing her life,” Orr said.  “Something could have happened, because she wasn’t letting go until that car would have thrown her off,” witness Arthur Lee said.

Police saw the drama unfold and took off after the red van with the three suspects. “He just had a gun in the door, he was going to try and shoot (it) out or something,” Lee said.

Witnesses said the good Samaritan likely saved a life. The suspect, who was shot in the shoulder, is expected to survive. He was taken to Kennestone Hospital to be treated for his injuries. He will be charged with aggrivated assault and theft by taking motor vehicle.

“I don’t want to say he deserved to get shot, but he definitely deserved to get stopped,” Lee said.  The search continues for the three suspects in the minivan.

Score one for the Second Amendment!

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Gun used in high school shooting was bought illegally thanks to lack of reporting from tribal court

 

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MyNorthwest.com: The gun 15-year-old Jaylen Fryberg used to kill four classmates and himself at Marysville Pilchuck High School last year was bought illegally by his father, according to federal charges.

Raymond Lee Fryberg Jr. purchased the Beretta handgun at the Tulalip Cabela’s sporting goods store in January 2013, even though he had a restraining order from a former girlfriend that should have prevented him from buying a firearm.

Cabela’s ran a background check before selling Fryberg the .40 caliber gun. But the Tulalip court protection order did not show up in the National Instant Criminal Background Check database, and the purchase was approved.

Heather Anderson, with the Washington State Patrol Criminal Records Division, said all arrest information should be submitted to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) within 72 hours. That way, if a person is convicted of a crime, a record would be available for other law enforcement agencies to find on an NCIC check.

Ideally, tribal courts would send domestic violence protection orders to the county’s Superior Court. The Superior Court would issue the order and give it to the sheriff, who would enter that information into NCIC.

But, Anderson said, this information sharing is optional for tribal courts. Tribes are not required to report court orders to state or federal authorities. “There’s hardly any that are providing information into our criminal history system via finger prints,” Anderson said. “If the information isn’t entered into the system, then it’s not available.”

In the case of Raymond Fryberg, Jr.’s restraining order, Anderson said the Tulalip Tribal courts did not send notice to the Snohomish County Superior Court. “When the background check was done, there was nothing to flag and create any type of denial,” Anderson confirmed.

Tulalip Tribal spokeswoman Francesca Hillery told The Seattle Times she believes there was “no protocol at the time for ensuring that information was passed on to the national databases.” However, a section of Tulalip tribal law does address the issue.

Robert Anderson, Director of the Native American Law Center at the University of Washington School of Law, said he actually found the Tulalip tribal domestic violence code, which has a provision that any protection order must be served on the county court or sheriff.

“Indian tribes have been recognized from the outset – at the time of the constitution – as separate sovereigns with inherent powers of self government,” Anderson said. “(They are) powers that are not granted to them by the federal government, but are possessed by the tribes because they were the original governments and occupants of the soil.” KIRO Radio has reached out to the Tulalip tribe for more explanation.

Beginning in the 2000s, Anderson said the Washington State Patrol began doing outreach to improve communication with tribal courts. The State Patrol does not have any statistics on which tribes are sending their protection orders up to the Superior Court and which are not.

“We continue to educate and work with the tribes to get as much information as possible,” said Anderson, stressing officer safety and the availability of data for the National Instant Criminal Background Check System during gun purchases.

Still, Anderson said Washington State is considered a leader in finding and fixing these gaps. “All of the law enforcement agencies, including tribal law enforcement agencies, want the same thing.”

At the time he bought the gun, Raymond Lee Fryberg, Jr. had a permanent protection order placed against him in Tulalip Tribal Court for assaulting and threatening his then-girlfriend in 2002, an order he violated in 2012. Under the restraining order, Fryberg was not allowed to possess a firearm.

Fryberg Jr. allegedly lied on the ATF Form 4473 he filled out during the purchase that includes a question about being the subject of a protection order against an intimate partner

Fryberg will remain in custody until a detention hearing on Thursday. He could face 10 years in prison if convicted of lying on the ATF Form 4473 he filled out during the Beretta purchase.

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Official holiday pic of the Obamas, before they took off for balmy Hawaii.

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[rep-ruh-beyt]
noun
1. a depraved, unprincipled, or wicked person: a drunken reprobate.
2. a person rejected by God and beyond hope of salvation.
adjective
3. morally depraved; unprincipled; bad.
4. rejected by God and beyond hope of salvation.
verb (used with object), reprobated, reprobating.
5. to disapprove, condemn, or censure.
6. (of God) to reject (a person), as for sin; exclude from the number of the elect or from salvation.


Proverbs 6:12-19

A troublemaker and a villain,
who goes about with a corrupt mouth,
who winks maliciously with his eye,
signals with his feet
and motions with his fingers,
who plots evil with deceit in his heart—
he always stirs up conflict.

Therefore disaster will overtake him in an instant;
he will suddenly be destroyed—without remedy.

There are six things the Lord hates,
seven that are detestable to him:
haughty eyes,
a lying tongue,
hands that shed innocent blood,
a heart that devises wicked schemes,
feet that are quick to rush into evil,
a false witness who pours out lies
and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.


Count the details in the description in Proverbs.
It seems our president has scored 100%!