Month: January 2017

Is This The Most Anti-Gun Ruling From Any Court Of The Modern Era?

Excerpt From: Guns.com. Written By: Chris Eger.

A panel of the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday decided 12-4 that an officer is justified in searching a person if they suspect the individual has a weapon, even if that person may be legally armed.

The 58-page ruling sides with a lower court decision in the case of Shaquille Montel Robinson, who was stopped and searched by police in West Virginia for not wearing a seatbelt and found with a gun in his pocket. Robinson, a felon, had sought to have the evidence that he was armed suppressed, arguing the gun was found through an illegal search that violated his Fourth Amendment rights, citing that as far as the officers knew he could have had a permit and been legally armed.

“We reject Robinson’s argument and affirm, concluding that an officer who makes a lawful traffic stop and who has a reasonable suspicion that one of the automobile’s occupants is armed may frisk that individual for the officer’s protection and the safety of everyone on the scene,” wrote Judge Paul V. Niemeyer, an appointment by President Reagan, for the majority.

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GUNS SAVE LIVES: Concealed Carrier Prevents Another Robbery!

Excerpt From: The Daily Caller. Written By: Jason Chulack.

A concealed carrier shot a would-be robber in a gas station north of Tampa early Thursday morning, according to CBS 10.

The concealed carrier was inside a Marathon gas station in Wesley Chapel, Fla., when a man entered the store, held the clerk at gun point and demanded money.

The armed citizen fired a shot at the suspect and missed, which prompted a struggle between the two. The suspect, identified as Christopher Michael Lilly, dropped his weapon during the struggle and when he began to reach for it, the concealed carrier shot Lilly in the hip, according to Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.

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VIDEO: Pistol-Packing Deli Owner Takes On Armed Thugs!

Excerpt From: NJ.com. Written By: Sara Jerde.

A deli owner in Paterson shot at two armed men who were attempting to rob him earlier this month and it was all caught on video, according to CBS New York.

Two masked men entered Camilo Liquor on Sixth Avenue on January 6 and proclaimed that it was a “stick up,” according to the report.

At around 6:30 p.m., the men rushed the deli’s counter, but the establishment’s owner, Jose Camilo, can be seen in surveillance video grabbing his own gun and shooting at them, scaring them off.

Camilo told the CBS affiliate that he felt the need to defend his family after the men pointed a gun at his brother. He said he has 29 security cameras installed at the deli.

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Yet Another State To Vote On Constitutional Carry While NC Lags Behind

Excerpt From: ABC 33/44. Written By: Stoney Sharp.

A new proposal would do away with the need for gun carry permits in Alabama.

Republican State Senator Gerald Allen of Tuscaloosa pre-filed a bill Wednesday that would allow Alabamians to lawfully carry guns without a permit.

“10 states have passed something similar to what we pre-filed yesterday. It gives the citizens of Alabama the right to carry their weapon with them and not have to purchase a permit,” Senator Allen explained to ABC 33/40 News.

Senate Bill 24 would repeal the requirement for a gun permit in Alabama, but Alabamians could still apply for a permit to carry their guns into other states. Federal background checks for gun buyers would not be impacted by the state legislation. Businesses would still have the right to post “Gun-Free Zone” signs.

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Trump Jr. Wants To Deregulate Suppressors; Liberal Media Freaks Out

Donald Trump Jr., an avid hunter and the eldest son of President-elect Donald Trump, is on a mission to deregulate firearm suppressors.

For years, the federal government has strictly limited the sell of suppressors based almost exclusively on the fact that Hollywood movies made the suppressor appear to be a tool that only criminals use to conceal sound when executing mass murders.

Gun rights advocates, as well as gun manufactures, have long sought to ease the restrictions because suppressors reduce the noise of a gunshot from a dangerous 165 decibels to about 135 decibels, a noise level similar to that of a jackhammer.

“It’s about safety,” Trump Jr. explained in a interview with the founder of SilencerCo, a Utah suppressor manufacturer. “It’s a health issue, frankly.”

Gun rights advocates are also point out the fact that suppressors are rarely – very rarely – used in criminal activity.

According to a study conducted by the Western Criminology Review in California and nationwide, between 1995 and 2005, “Less than 0.1% of homicides in federal court, an infinitesimally low 0.00006% of felonies in California and a mere 0.1% of armed robberies involve a suppressor.”

Suppressors have always been legal under federal law, but are regulated under the National Firearms Act of 1934, and are regulated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. Currently, 42 states have passed legislation to allow the use and possession of suppressors, while 40 states have also legalized the use of suppressors for hunting.

On Monday, Congressmen Jeff Duncan (R-South Carolina) and John Carter (R-Texas) reintroduced the Hearing Protection Act, a piece of legislation that would allow suppressors to be used as regular firearms, removing them from regulations under the National Firearms Act.

“This legislation is about safety – plain and simple,” Duncan said in a statement. “I’m very active in sport shooting and hunting, and I can’t tell you how better off the shooting sports enthusiasts would be if we had easier access to suppressors to help protect our hearing.”

In 2015, former Congressman Matt Salmon (R-Arizona) and Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) originally introduced the bill, and though it never even made to committee hearings, it became the third-most-viewed piece of legislation on Congress.gov last year.

Manhunt Underway For Accused Cop Killer In Orlando

Orlando police were closing in on an “armed and dangerous” murder suspect on Monday when the suspect gunned down an officer outside of a Walmart.

The suspect, identified as Markeith Loyd, had been accused of killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend last month and was on the run from law enforcement ever since.

At least 64 officers were killed in gun-related incidents in 2016, a jump of more than 50 percent from the previous year, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

“We’re going to bring this dirtbag to justice,” Orlando Police Chief John Mina told reporters. “There’s going to be someone who knows where he is.”

According to a witness, Loyd was wearing a security guard uniform at the time of Monday’s shooting.

“(The shooter) was an average looking dude, he walked by me, had a security vest and everything,” witness James Herman told the station. “I was walking down the sidewalk, right past the officer, and I heard her tell him to stop, or whatever, and he shot her. He shot her down.”

Loyd had been on the run since December 13, 2016 when police accused him of shooting and killing 24-year-old Sade Dixon, a pregnant mother of two, and critically wounding her brother, Ronald Steward, outside her home. Dixon’s surviving relatives told Fox 35 she had just broken up with Loyd.

A Orange County deputy sheriff taking part in the manhunt was killed during a traffic crash, as well.

 

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