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GUN-GRAB SHOWDOWN IN CONNECTICUT?

Police Sending Letters to Gun Owners
By Harold Hutchison

Gun owners in Connecticut are receiving letters from the State Police, informing them that they have to either surrender certain semi-automatic firearms, sell them, or take them out of state. Furthermore, a spokesman for the Connecticut State Police has said cops will take part in confiscation if so ordered.

According to report by Ammoland.com, the letters have been sent to at least two hundred gun owners. This comes as there is one estimate that at least 350,000 people have refused to register their guns.

ATF LOSES MORE GUNS

Can We Trust it With Anything More Dangerous than a Snow-Cone?
By Harold Hutchison

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, already reeling from slimy store-front stings that exploited mentally disabled individuals and Operation Fast & Furious, is now reeling with a new public-relations disaster. This time, it involves losing firearms.

EXPORTING THE SECOND AMENDMENT

Ukrainian Gun Owners Seek Protection of the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
By Harold Hutchison

Ukrainian gun owners are seeking to enact a version of the Second Amendment into that country’s constitution. The call for the provision comes shortly after Viktor Yanukovych was forced out of office, and fled Kiev for Kharkov.

According to reports by Breitbart News, the Ukrainian Gun Owners Association declared that it would push for what they called “an unconditional right” for “Ukrainian citizens to bear arms.”

SAN DIEGO DEFIES COURT RULING!

Still Retains Restrictive Policy
By Harold Hutchison

Despite a court ruling that struck down its restrictive policy on issuing concealed-carry permits, San Diego County is still requiring “good cause” for the permits.

NEW JERSEY GUN LAW TARGETED

19 States Target “Good Cause” Requirement
By Harold Hutchison

Nineteen states have filed briefs asking the Supreme Court to review a court ruling that allowed New Jersey’s restrictive laws regarding concealed carry to stand.

"This decision out of New Jersey impacts the right to keep and bear arms outside of the home," Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead said earlier this week. "So, I felt it was necessary to have the attorney general support a petition to the Supreme Court to hear this case.”

CALIFORNIA RIGHT TO CARRY?

Orange County Complies with Court Ruling
By Harold Hutchison

Orange County, California, which is located near Los Angeles, is now complying with a court ruling that struck down the “good cause” requirement for the issuance of concealed carry permits.

According to a report from the Washington Times, Sandra Hutchens, the sheriff of Orange County, has announced that permits will now be issued for those who seek them for personal defense – and that they will no longer be required to “explain and provide good cause for issuance of the license.”

BLUE STATE SECOND AMENDMENT UPDATE

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Growing Defiance in Connecticut, Victory in California
By Harold Hutchison

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that California’s law requiring that those seeking permits to carry concealed firearms show “good cause” before obtaining a permit is unconstitutional in a 2-1 ruling.

SECOND AMENDMENT SUPPORTERS AS TERRORISTS?

Ohio National Guard Training Stirs Controversy
By Harold Hutchison

Second Amendment activists became the enemy in a training exercise for the Ohio National Guard. In that exercise, these “activists” launched a terrorist attack.

According to multiple media reports, the exercise, which took place in January and involving the 52nd Civil Support Group, simulated an attack using food that was contaminated using ricin and sulfur mustard. The simulated attack’s “perpetrators” in the exercise were described in documents obtained by one media outlet as part of an “anti-government movement.”

GUN MAKER WALKS FROM MARYLAND

Beretta Follows Through on Threat
By Harold Hutchison

Beretta’s announcement last week that it was opening a new research and manufacturing facility in Tennessee in the wake of Maryland’s passage of gun-grabbing legislation and Virginia’s election of Bloomberg stooge Terry McAuliffe is part of a growing trend where gun makers are leaving states that disregard Second Amendment rights.

POLICE USING "DESTROYED" LONG-GUN REGISTRY DATA

The NFA asks three federal government commissions for full investigation into apparent uses of firearms registry information.

Canada's National Firearms Association now has evidence and testimony from three cases where Canadian police forces have used information from the long-gun registry that was supposed to be destroyed in accordance with an Act of Parliament. Today, NFA President Sheldon Clare sent formal complaints to three federal commissions: the Privacy Commissioner, the Information Commissioner and the Commissioner for Public Complaints Against the RCMP.

ONE TOP COP SUPPORTS ARMED CITIZENS

Detroit Police Chief Stands Strong
By Harold Hutchison

While many top cops tend to reflect the gun-grabbing prejudices of their bosses, big-city mayors like former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, there is one exception: Detroit Police Chief James Craig.

While Craig’s comments hit the news last month, the blog HotAir.com noted that he was not backing down. “In fact, there’s been research … by the Department of Justice and some scholars that armed citizens, good citizens, can have a deterring effect on violent crime,” the police chief told the Detroit News.

NEW GUN GRAB MOVES FORWARD IN CALIFORNIA

Bill Sponsored by Idiot Gun-Grabber
By Harold Hutchison

Despite a humiliating performance by its sponsor, a new gun-control bill is moving forward in California. The legislation targets so-called “ghost guns” - firearms that are homemade.

HOLDER REGRETS NOT USING SANDY HOOK PHOTOS

AG Wonders if Graphic Photos Would Have Helped Gun Grab
By Harold Hutchison

Attorney General Eric Holder, who has been tied to numerous scandals in the Justice Department, recently admitted he regrets not making graphic crime-scene photos of the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School available.

DE FACTO GUN BAN IN CALIFORNIA?

Semi-Auto Handgun Manufacturers Pull Out
By Harold Hutchison

At least two major manufacturers of semi-automatic handguns are halting new handgun sales to California over regulations involving the implementation of a micro-stamping mandate. Ruger and Smith and Wesson announced the pullout this week.

CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE IN CONNECTICUT?

Only 40,000 “Large Capacity” Magazines Registered
By Harold Hutchison

A sweeping gun grab that was passed in the middle of the night may be the target of non-compliance by gun owners in the Nutmeg State. Controversy also exploded over registrations that were not postmarked until 2 January due to the early closure of post offices.