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    Man sentenced to year and a day for swatting

    "(Matthew) Tollis was sentenced to 12 months and one day in prison by a judge, in addition to three years of supervised release and 300 hours of community service. " https://news.yahoo.com/man-gets-prison-swatting-020658786.html Not directly related to OC but a warning to others (MDA) who...
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    Calif. judge won't continue to delay gun decision

    " A federal judge has rejected a request by the California attorney general to further delay his order overturning the 10-day waiting period for gun owners who want to buy more firearms." http://www.cbsnews.com/news/calif-judge-wont-continue-to-delay-gun-decision/
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    Who guards the Constitution?

    "Sadly, we seem to have forgotten that protecting constitutional rights — the foundation of our democracy — is the mission of our police. " -Sue Rahr is director of the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission, overseeing the state-wide police academy. She is the former King County...
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    Book opinions please.

    Found this book at the library..."Gun Guys A Road Trip'' by Dan Baum - a self-professed New Jersey Liberal Jew. If any have read this, share your opinion. He (to me) comes across as not entirely anti-gun, nor a true supporter either. He travels cross-country looking at every gun shop and range...
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    Just a cartoon

    Found this floating around......hope it doesn't influence everybody in The Gem State.
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    Seattle PD has a new Chief - Kathleen O’Toole.

    "Former Boston police commissioner Kathleen O’Toole is Seattle Mayor Ed Murray’s choice to be Seattle’s next police chief. If confirmed by the City Council, O’Toole would become the first woman to serve as Seattle’s full-time police chief."...
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    The Supreme Court refuses to consider ability of 18- to 20-year-olds to buy guns.

    As the title reads...if already posted elsewhere, apologies. "WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court refused Monday to consider any new cases on gun rights, including the ability of 18- to 20-year-olds to buy guns. The decision, however, does not preclude the court eventually agreeing to consider the...
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    Whatever happened to THIS guy?

    http://swampscott.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/selectman-wants-gun-safety-enforced "The problem, he said, is that police do not have the authority, granted by a local ordinance, to enforce the law and inspect the safeguarding of guns at the homes of the 600 registered gun owners in...
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    The U.S. House approved a 10-year extension law banning 'plastic' guns ...

    See the link: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/12/03/house-plastic-gun-bill-vote/3855281/ "The law bans the manufacture, possession and sale of firearms that can't be detected by metal detectors and requires handguns be manufactured in the shape of a gun so they can be screened...
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    Gov. Brown vetoes 'some' gun control legislation.

    Jerry Brown vetoes some (not all ) gun legislation... Brown vetoed the strictest bill, which would have classified any rifle with a removable magazine as an assault weapon, calling it an "infringement on gun owners' rights." BUT - ''Brown DID approve a measure to ban kits used to convert...
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    Obama closes 'loophole' re ATF and trusts...?

    http://seattletimes.com/html/nationworld/2021715605_gunsobamaxml.html "The Obama administration said Thursday it has closed a loophole in the gun laws that allowed the acquisition of machine guns and similar weapons and has banned U.S. military-style firearms that were sent overseas from...
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    IL Gov signs law requiring background checks for private sales.

    Illinois - one step forward... http://news.yahoo.com/gun-control-illinois-law-requiring-background-checks-among-205152829.html "Private gun sales in Illinois now require background checks after Gov. Pat Quinn signed tough new legislation intended to close a federal loophole that prevented law...
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    Liveleak video of gun violence prevention meeting - 1/28/13

    Apologies if this has been posted before...I just discovered it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZo4hbGJjVI A man, Asian by ancestry and American by choice, clearly explains to the group why the 2nd Amendment is important.
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    Obama authorizes Secret Service protection for life.

    http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/01/10/obama-signs-bill-gets-secret-service-protection-for-life/ See? WE don't need to carry no stinkin' guns... I recall someone wrote about star-bellied Sneeches..
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    Unarmed in Seattle?

    See the link - looking for comments; looks like the SPD is clueless, again. "Pugel said lawfully owned guns are too often misused against loved ones, in suicides or accidentally fired by children or their visiting friends." Assistant Chief Jim Pugel.
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    Bloomberg and 'superPAC'

    Looks like Hizzoner is setting up funding for either Dems or Cons who support his pet projects. -- selected quotes -- "The money would be used to pay for a flurry of advertising on behalf of Republican and Democratic candidates who support three of his biggest policy initiatives: legalizing...
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    A bit OT - 'gun shole loophole' as reported by Minn. public radio.

    Quote from article: "Neither the ATF nor Minneapolis police can quantify the number of crime guns that have originated from gun shows. However, Minneapolis Deputy Police Chief Rob Allen estimates they make up just a small portion of guns recovered in Minneapolis. Instead, Allen said, the bulk...
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    Father shoots son

    "-- A small Connecticut town was sent reeling in grief and confusion Friday after a popular fifth-grade teacher shot and killed a knife-wielding prowler in a black ski mask, only to discover it was his 15-year-old son."...
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    1851 Navy black powder holster

    I bought a BP 1851 pistol from Cabela's a while back and ordered THIS holster for it: http://www.cabelas.com/catalog/search_catalog_command.cmd?fromProductSearch=true&item1=HC%20-%20217904 Question is,can I water-shrink the holster to more closely fit the pistol? Wrap the pistol with Saran...
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    Saw the acronyms page - really impressive. The thought occurs on pronounciation: LEO. Do you say El EE Oh or Leo, as in leo the Lion? I've seen it written,''...and an LEO came up and...'' So that would be spelled out as an acronym. Others use it as a word - Leo -, '' no LEO anywhere and..''...