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    MCAULIFFE WORRIES VIRGINIANS 'BUY GUNS THROUGH MAIL ORDER' TO AVOID BACKGROUND CHECKS


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    by AWR HAWKINS 26 Sep 2013 147POST A COMMENT
    Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe expressed concern that Virginians "can buy guns through mail order" to avoid background checks in his debate Wednesday with opponent Ken Cuccinelli.

    According to the transcript printed in the Washington Post, McAuliffe was justifying his desire to pass more gun control when he said Virginians can circumvent background checks by "[buying] guns through the mail order."
    This reference to "mail order" purchases is a perpetuation of a myth that a citizen can get on the Internet, go to a gun store website, find a gun, and have it mailed directly to them, thereby avoiding a background check. Progressives who espouse this myth either have no idea how gun sales work or they hope their listening audience is unbelievably gullible.
    In the real world?and Virginia is part of the real world?guns sold over the Internet have to be mailed to a Federal Firearms License (FFL) holder. In other words, if a Virginia resident gets online and buys a custom AR-15 from Red Jacket Firearms in Louisiana, that gun is shipped from an FFL to an FFL in Virginia. Once the FFL in Virginia has the firearm, they contact the buyer, who then comes to the store and goes through a background check before he or she can take possession of the firearm.
    This is the law of the land. McAuliffe's claims to the contrary are just part of the standard liberal tactic of trying to create a problem that doesn't exist so more laws can be passed to solve it?more gun control laws, that is.

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    If there's one thing gun control advocates know about it isn't guns, gun laws or statistics.

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    the people who write the laws seem to not have any clue how they work

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    Fast and Furious in Libya

    By BearingArms.com Staff / 27 September 2013 / 6 comments
    Their should be a warning label affixed to the Obama Administration that reads, ?WARNING! Does not operate in sand.?
    From the American Southwest to the dusty Middle East and North Africa, if there are firearms in the desert, this Administration has found a way to ?lose? them to some of the most bloodthirsty people on Earth.
    It started with Operation Fast and Furious, when the ATF provided 2,500 weapons to the Mexican Sinaloa drug cartels in a gun-smuggling plot that some believe was orchestrated to increase the number of crime guns in Mexico traced back to U.S. dealers, in an effort to bolster the Administration?s 90-percent lie, a 2009 attempt to generate calls for gun control laws.
    More than 300 lives have been lost so far to weapons linked to that scandal, in which we still have no answers or accountability. Attorney General Eric Holder has been found in criminal contempt of Congress?an ignoble ?first-ever? for a sitting Cabinet official?for continuing to refuse to turn over more than 90,000 documents that would shed light on who ordered specifically the operation and why. Holder has paid no penalty, and has not been fired for disgracing his office.
    The Obama Adminstration?s scandals continue today, where it has been revealed that they withdraw Special Forces units in Libya after the Administration?s still-unaccounted for debacle in Benghazi, leaving tens of millions of dollars in state-of-the-art weaponry behind, simply abandoned in yet another display of an instance where this administration has blurred the lines between incompetence and abetting the enemy:
    According to State Department and military sources, dozens of highly armored vehicles called GMV?s, provided by the United States, are now missing. The vehicles feature GPS navigation as well as various sets of weapon mounts and can be outfitted with smoke-grenade launchers. U.S. Special Forces undergo significant training to operate these vehicles. Fox News is told the vehicles provided to the Libyans are now gone.
    Along with the GMV?s, hundreds of weapons are now missing, including roughly 100 Glock pistols and more than 100 M4 rifles. More disturbing, according to the sources, is that it seems almost every set of night-vision goggles has also been taken. This is advanced technology that gives very few war fighters an advantage on the battlefield.
    ?It?s not just equipment ? it?s the capability. You are giving these very dangerous groups the capability that only a few nations are capable of,? one source said. ?Already assassinations are picking up in Tripoli and there are major worries that the militias are using this stolen equipment to their advantage. All these militias are tied into terrorist organizations and are tied to (salafists).?
    At Bearing Arms we prefer to stay focused on domestic Second Amendment issues, and would prefer to stay out of foreign policy.
    That stated, we would be negligent if we ignored the seemingly continual ?mistakes? of this Administration that have serve to arm America?s enemies in cartel-controlled Mexico, Syria, and Libya.
    To quote James Bond creator Ian Fleming, ?Mr Bond, they have a saying in Chicago: ?Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it?s enemy action?.?

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    Groups file injunction to stop Maryland?s anti-gun laws from going into effect

    By BearingArms.com Staff / 27 September 2013 / 10 comments
    Gun rights advocates said Thursday that they had filed a federal lawsuit to block Maryland?s new gun control laws from going into effect next week, arguing that restrictions on assault weapons and large magazines infringe on their constitutional rights.
    The gun rights advocates, who include individual citizens, organizations and gun shops, say the Second Amendment and case law make it clear that they are legally allowed to own military-style assault rifles and magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.
    In their lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Maryland, which the office of Gov. Martin O?Malley confirmed was filed Thursday, they say the state?s new gun laws would not reduce crime but would make innocent people less able to defend themselves.
    Lawyers for the plaintiffs plan to ask a judge Friday for an injunction to stop the law from taking effect on Tuesday, a spokeswoman for the National Rifle Association said.
    A spokeswoman for O?Malley said she expects the law to withstand the challenge.
    ?The vast majority of Marylanders support these common-sense efforts to reduce gun violence,? spokeswoman Samantha Kappalman said. ?The new law will take effect on Tuesday, and it will make families safer.?
    A spokesman for the Associated Gun Clubs of Baltimore Inc., one of the plaintiffs, said the new laws would keep honest citizens from being able to ?choose effective firearms for defense in the home.?
    The spokesman for the Associated Gun Clubs of Baltimore is technically right.
    It will be interesting to see if the court grants the injunction, which straight-up claims a 2nd Amendment defense, unlike prior cases filed in previous decades that would have obliquely tried to take on the laws.Heller and McDonald changed things, as we saw in Illinois recently.
    Will Maryland?s courts come around as well, and grant the injunction?
    Stay tuned.
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    The revolver misfired because a bullet got stuck in the magazine. Duh.

    By BearingArms.com Staff / 26 September 2013 / 77 comments
    Poor police training and poor journalism are universal:
    A senior police inspector was injured after his service revolver misfired while he was cleaning it on Tuesday night. The incident took place at his home at Bibvewadi?s Vaibhav Society. The injured inspector, Shailendra Shinde, is presently the in-charge of Bibvewadi police station.
    Deputy commissioner of police (Zone II) Ramnath Pokale said, ?Shinde went home at 11pm on Tuesday. He took out his service revolver to clean it as usual. He had removed five bullets from the revolver and was struggling to take out the last one which had got stuck in the magazine. While doing this, he accidentally touched the trigger and the revolver fired. The bullet pierced through his right leg, hit the cushion sofa and then hit the ground.?
    Unless the cops in India are using 113-year-old prototype Landstads, I?m guessing this is a wee bit off.
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    NRA: the best way to stop a mass murderer is a nice padded cell

    By BearingArms.com Staff / 26 September 2013 / 5 comments
    Wayne LaPierre took to the pages of USA Today today to remind Americans that gun control laws have utterly failed to stop the nation?s rare mass murders committed with firearms, but that fixing the significant problems with the nation?s mental health care system might:
    Four miles from the White House. The Washington Navy Yard.
    Tragedy that didn?t have to happen. Victims that didn?t have to be victims.
    He never should have been at the Navy Yard. Discharged from the military, he had several run-ins with law enforcement ? including firearms offenses ? and told authorities he was under microwave attack and hearing voices. At that point, he should have been committed.
    Instead, he passed the government security background check ? and the government?s firearms check ? just like the monsters of Aurora and Tucson.
    They all passed the same system the political elites want expanded! The same check that will never include violent criminals, the mentally ill and the deranged bent on mayhem.
    Seung-Hui Cho at Virginia Tech, Gabby Gifford?s attacker Jared Loughner in Tucson, AZ, James Holmes in Aurora, CO, Adam Lanza in Newtown, CT, and Aaron Alexis in Washington are just some of the mass murderers that were successful not because of the nation?s gun laws, but because the nation?s mental health system has failed to lock up the dangerously mentally ill before they can become mass killers.
    LaPierre is merely stating the obvious: if you want to stop these instances of ?bad guys with guns? from happening, we need better mental health care screening and committal processes to put them away before they get guns.
    Put simply, prevention is better than a cure.
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    Miller: What Obama and the media won?t tell you about the crime rate

    By BearingArms.com Staff / 25 September 2013 / 25 comments
    It?s dropping for every kind of crime, including gun crime. The ?epidemic of gun violence? they like to portray is a myth. A falsehood. A bald-faced lie:
    Every year, the FBI releases the national crime statistics for the whole country in the form of the Uniform Crime Report, which it did again last week. Not once has the president remarked on these numbers. Neither has New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. The liberal media pretend the statistics are written in invisible ink.
    Why the blackout? Because all violent crime ? including gun homicide ? has gone down over the last 20 years. The gun murder rate has gone from 6.62 per 100,000 inhabitants in 1993 to 3.27 in 2012, a decline of more than 50 percent.
    Americans are safer, but Mr. Obama told the grieving families of the Washington Navy Yard victims that we need to do something about ?reducing the gun violence that unleashes so much mayhem on a regular basis.?
    Barack Obama lied when he claimed 90% of the guns used by Mexican drug cartels came from the United States.
    Barack Obama lied when he claimed 90% of Americans supported his background check laws.
    It?s very easy to tell when Barack Obama is lying about about guns.
    It?s when his lips are moving.

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    NRA: Navy Yard shooter should have been committed

    Wayne LaPierre11:07 a.m. EDT September 26, 2013
    Instead, he passed the government security background check ? and the government's firearms check ? just like the monsters of Aurora and Tucson.


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    • They all passed the same system the political elites want expanded!
    • The same check that will never include violent criminals, the mentally ill and the deranged bent on mayhem.
    • Americans want violent criminals and the evil-minded taken off our streets.



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    Four miles from the White House. The Washington Navy Yard.
    Tragedy that didn't have to happen. Victims that didn't have to be victims.
    He never should have been at the Navy Yard. Discharged from the military, he had several run-ins with law enforcement ? including firearms offenses ? and told authorities he was under microwave attack and hearing voices. At that point, he should have been committed.
    OUR VIEW: Want to lock up 11 million mentally ill?
    Instead, he passed the government security background check ? and the government's firearms check ? just like the monsters of Aurora and Tucson.
    They all passed the same system the political elites want expanded! The same check that will never include violent criminals, the mentally ill and the deranged bent on mayhem.
    The Navy Yard was largely unprotected. Radios of first responders didn't work. Police cars were unavailable on base.
    COLUMN: Professor's tweet was crass, but his right
    According to later reports, a SWAT team immediately responded and was ordered to stand down ? giving a madman 30 minutes to stalk 12 innocent souls.
    Only when law enforcement finally engaged the shooter did the massacre end ? thanks to good guys who came running with guns!
    There's no counting how many at the Navy Yard wished they were armed, but there's no doubt it's time to take a look at allowing our men and women in the military, who are trained in the use of firearms, to do what they do best ? protect and survive!
    But the same politicians clamor for the same decades-old agenda. The same talking heads ignore facts, declare the AR-15 evil, and launch a campaign to demonize that rifle and millions of law abiding people who own it.
    Americans know the difference between sensationalism and truth. They know government fails to protect us.
    Take Chicago ? the president's hometown. It's the deadliest city in America, despite having some of the most restrictive firearms laws. A shooting occurs there every six hours, but out of 90 federal jurisdictions, Chicago ranks dead last in federal firearms prosecutions.
    The Second Amendment has never been more relevant for more Americans. Firearms in the hands of good, law abiding people are increasingly essential to the safety of our families and our nation.
    For most Americans, there is no debate. They want violent criminals and the evil-minded taken off our streets ? and they want their Second Amendment freedom preserved.
    Wayne LaPierre is excutive vice president of the National Rifle Association.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jagbender View Post
    MCAULIFFE WORRIES VIRGINIANS 'BUY GUNS THROUGH MAIL ORDER' TO AVOID BACKGROUND CHECKS
    They get away with getting legislation through by spreading disinformation and the general public is far too stupid and lazy to do any fact checking.
    If gunners were as violent as anti-gunners believe, logically there wouldn't be any anti-gunners left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaphod View Post
    They get away with getting legislation through by spreading disinformation and the general public is far too stupid and lazy to do any fact checking.
    I emailed Mcauliffe yesterday to explain that any legal gun transaction through the mail needs to be through a FFL dealer to another FFL dealer a 4473 must be filled out and therefore a background check performed.
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    I don't care much for pjtv because they are just as guilty of perpetuating disinformation as their liberal "enemies", but this is spot on.
    If gunners were as violent as anti-gunners believe, logically there wouldn't be any anti-gunners left.

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    Let's be serious here. Does anyone here that owns a gun plan on handing it over if the government asks us to? I know I don't.

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    The government doesn't have enough manpower to do it. Even if they brought in the UN.
    If gunners were as violent as anti-gunners believe, logically there wouldn't be any anti-gunners left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaphod View Post
    The government doesn't have enough manpower to do it. Even if they brought in the UN.
    Agree. All my buddies in the military said they wouldn't go out and ask us for our guns anyways.

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    Boys punished for firing airsoft guns

    Has zero tolerance gone too far?


    By Andy Fox

    • Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 8:34 PM EDT
    • Published: Monday, September 23, 2013, 10:37 AM EDT





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    • (3/18)VB 7th graders suspended for using airsoft guns



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    • (6/18)Andy Fox reports on zero tolerance incident at VB middle school



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    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - To view Reporter Andy Fox's follow-up report on this story,click here.
    Three Virginia Beach seventh graders learned their fates Tuesday morning when they were suspended for shooting airsoft guns.
    During a hearing with a disciplinary committee Tuesday morning, Aidan Clark, Khalid Caraballo and a third friend were given long-term suspensions in a unanimous vote. The suspensions will last until June, but a hearing will be held January 27 to determine if they will be allowed back in school sooner.
    The students' parents initially told WAVY News' Andy Fox their children were expelled, but when Fox looked at the official letter from the school, he found they were long-term suspensions and not expulsions, as was recommended by the school's principal. Their parents still feel as though their children were expelled.
    Document: Letter from school officials to boys' parents
    ?I?m more than angry ? it?s like an expulsion-suspension,? said Tim Clark, Aidan's father.
    Like thousands of others in Hampton Roads, Caraballo and Clark play with airsoft guns. The boys were suspended because they shot two other friends who were with them while playing with the guns as they waited for the school bus September 12.
    The two seventh graders say they never went to the bus stop with the guns; they fired the airsoft guns while on Caraballo's private property.
    Aidan?s father, Tim Clark, told WAVY.com what happened next lacks commons sense. The children were suspended for possession, handling and use of a firearm. On Tuesday, that offense was changed by school officials to possession, handling and use of an airsoft gun.
    Khalid's mother, Solangel Caraballo, thinks it is ridiculous the Virginia Beach City Public School System suspended her 13-year-old son and his friends because they were firing a spring-driven airsoft gun on the Caraballo's private property.
    "My son is my private property," she said. "He does not become the school's property until he goes to the bus stop, gets on the bus, and goes to school."
    The bus stop in question is 70 yards from the Caraballo's front yard.
    Solangel Caraballo was not at home when this incident occurred. She was taking her younger son to a Head Start class. She left her 16-year -old daughter in charge.
    This story that addresses Zero Tolerance extending to private property began on Sept. 9 with a 911 call from a concerned citizen.
    Audio: 911 call on Sept. 9
    A neighbor saw Khalid shooting the airsoft gun in his front yard three days before the incident that got the boys in trouble. She told the dispatcher, "He is pointing the gun, and it looks like there's a target in a tree in his front yard".
    WAVY.com located the 911 caller and spoke to her. She confirmed Khalid was taking target practice using a zombie hunter airsoft gun to kill the zombies. There was also a net behind the target to catch the plastic pellets.
    The caller also knew the gun wasn't real and said so: "This is not a real one, but it makes people uncomfortable. I know that it makes me [uncomfortable], as a mom, to see a boy pointing a gun," she told the 911 dispatcher.
    The airsoft guns are designed to be non-lethal. Plastic pellets are used, and not copper bb's.
    Ironically, that 911 caller's son was playing with Khalid and Aidan in the Caraballo front yard on September 12 -- the incident that got the boys in trouble. There were six children playing in an airsoft gun war.
    "We see the bus come. We put the gun down. We did not take the airsoft gun to the bus stop. We did not take the gun to school," Khalid explained.
    Aidan admits shooting the 911 caller's son in the arm, and Khalid admits shooting another friend in the back.
    "He knew we had the airsoft gun. He knew we were playing. He knew people were getting shot. We were shooting at the tree, but he still came, and even after he was shot, he still played," Aidan said, referring to the son of the 911 caller.
    However, a second 911 call from a different caller on Sept. 12 is what schools officials say led to the investigation and then suspensions. WAVY.com was unaware of the second 911 call on Monday, during our first report of the incident. On Tuesday, Virginia Beach City Public Schools said in a Facebook post that WAVY "chose not to air a 911 call from September 12 ... despite being made aware of its existence by police."
    Audio: 911 call on Sept. 12
    Virginia Beach Police did not mention the second 911 call when WAVY's Andy Fox called the department before his report on Monday.
    Still, the second 911 call further confirms Khalid Caraballo did not leave his private property during the September 12 incident.
    " ... the white child appeared to have a gun, and he was chasing the other child ... when he saw me he kind of stuck it in his pants. I don't know if it was a toy or if they were playing," said the 911 caller in the Sept. 12 call.
    The caller was speaking about 12-year-old Aidan Clark, who admits he ran off Caraballo's property into the street in front of Khalid's house.
    "I ran and chased him. I aimed to shoot, and I saw a car on the right," Clark said.
    "He looked directly at me and the black child kept on running," the 911 caller said.
    Aidan was chasing a third child, who is African American and who was also suspended. Aidan says Khalid never left his property and none of the boys shot the guns while in the street.
    WAVY.com reached out to the principal of Larkspur Middle School, Matthew Delaney. In a letter obtained by WAVY.com Delaney said his investigation found the "children were firing pellet guns at each other, and at people near the bus stop." The letter from Delaney says one child ?was only 10 feet from the bus stop, and ran from the shots being fired, but was still hit."
    Khalid insists all shots fired were on his private property. The three children firing the guns were suspended. The three others who did not fire the guns were not suspended.
    Khalid thinks the suspensions are unfair: "Yes, it's unfair because we were in our yard. This had nothing to do with school. I didn't have anything at school at anytime."
    The Virginia Beach City Code isn't clear, and goes back and forth. It reads no person "shall ... discharge any firearm, spring-propelled rifle or pistol ... within ... 150 yards of any building." Then it reads "no person shall use a pneumatic gun except at approved shooting ranges or within private property."
    Solangel says, "That is exactly my point. It is private property."
    However, the Code also requires shooting with "permission of the owner." In this case, the parent is the owner, and she did not give her son, Khalid, permission to fire the gun. He disobeyed her.
    "How dare he disobey me, but this is a home issue. It's not a school issue, and it won't happen again. He will never do this again," Solangel said while looking back at Khalid with a stern face.
    "I always thought this was a Dad deal, not a school deal," said Tim Clark, Aidan's father. "It was a parental issue not a school issue."
    Virginia Beach Police say they do not proactively seek out to enforce this code unless "the juveniles are not exercising reasonable care." Reasonable care is defined as "the gun is discharged in a manner so the projectile is contained on the property by a fence or backstop."
    Police are not charging anyone in this case. They would not discuss the specifics of their investigation because the people involved are juveniles.
    Khalid said he's concerned for his future with the suspension on his school record.
    "It's terrible. I won't get the chance to go to a good college. It's on your school record. The school said I had possession of a firearm. They aren't going to ask me any questions. They are going to think it was a real gun, and I was trying to hurt someone. They will say 'oh, we can't accept you.' "
    Until the hearing in January, the boys will either attend Renaissance Academy or be homeschooled. Aidan's father said his son will be homeschooled. Caraballo will attend an alternative school.
    The discipline committee on Tuesday included three elected school board members: Dottie Holtz, Bobby Melatti and Carolyn Weems. Melatti refused to give a comment to WAVY.com and the two others did not return our calls.
    In a Twitter post Tuesday evening, Virginia Beach School Board Chairman Daniel Edwards attached a letter defending the school's disciplinary actions against the boys: "Yet somehow student safety has taken a back seat in the intense media coverage of this case. This is not an example of a public educator overreaching. This was not zero tolerance at all. This was a measured response to a threat to student safety."
    Document: Daniel Edwards' letter
    In the statement, Edwards also released information about Khalid's previous discipline problems at school. His parents told 10 On Your Side they are upset by that and said they signed a waiver for the school system to talk to WAVY about the airsoft incident only.
    The City codes referenced in this case are as follows:
    City Code 38-3, primarily section (d) ? Notwithstanding any other provisions of this section, it shall be unlawful for any person to discharge any firearm, spring-propelled rifle or pistol, from, on, across or within one hundred fifty (150) yards of any building, dwelling, street, sidewalk, alley, roadway or public land or public place within the city limits.?
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    Section (f) ?No person shall use a pneumatic gun in the area of the city described in (a) above except (i) at approved shooting ranges or (ii) on or within private property with permission of the owner or legal possessor thereof when conducted with reasonable care to prevent a projectile from crossing the bounds of the property. For purposes of this subsection, "pneumatic gun" means any implement designed as a gun that will expel a BB or a pellet by action of pneumatic pressure, including but not limited to paintball guns. Further, for the purpose of this subsection "reasonable care" means that the pneumatic gun is discharged in a manner so the projectile is contained on the property by a backstop, earthen embankment or fence. The discharge of projectiles across or over the bounds of the property shall create the rebuttable presumption that the use of the pneumatic gun was not conducted with reasonable care and shall constitute a Class 3 misdemeanor. ?
    Virginia Beach Police Sergeant Adam Bernstein released the following statement with regards to this incident:
    We understand that a number of juveniles possess air soft guns and have ?airsoft gun? wars with each other, but as it relates to the city code referenced above, they are in violation of the code if the juveniles are not exercising ?reasonable care?. Also keep in mind that this is not something that we proactively seek out to enforce. If we receive a complaint (such as in the case for which you are doing the story on), we will investigate the call for service and enforce it appropriately, i.e. warning or prosecution. We want to stress to the parents of the juveniles and the operators of these type of ?pneumatic guns? that they need to be handled responsibly and with reasonable care to ensure that the projectile is properly contained.
    WAVY.com wants to know what you think about the school's decision to suspend the students. Leave your comments below.

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    U.S. GOV'T 'BUYING UP' AK-47 RIFLES

    But Obama pushing gun control on American citizens

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    Secretary of State John Kerry signing the United Nations small arms treaty is nothing more than empty symbolism, and President Obama will get nowhere in his latest attempt to advance gun-control legislation, says Bill Frady, host of ?Lock ?n? Load Radio? presented by Gun Owners of America, who also noted that the U.S. government has been buying up AK-47 rifles and ammunition.
    Kerry signed the U.N.?s Arms Trade Treaty this week while in New York City for the opening of the U.N. General Assembly. Supporters say it would clamp down on weapons trafficking between rogue regimes and terrorist organizations. Frady told WND it would have a restricting effect on law-abiding gun owners in the U.S. as well.
    ?It also dictates to the signing states that they have to impose new rules and regulations within their nations to make sure they?re able to comply with this treaty and that covers small arms,? Frady said. ?Terrorists are not running around with American-made weapons. They?re running around with AKs. There?s various nations that will underwrite any cause (such as) Russia, China. The AK is the prevalent weapon on the planet. So we?re not the problem. I did notice that along the way (Obama) did manage to get in there and back Syrian rebels to the tune of $340 million.
    ?I?m sure he wants to arm them,? he said. ?The United States Army has been buying AKs and AK magazines and AK ammo. I?m just presuming that they want to send that to our Syrian brethren, the great rebel freedom fighters, so they?ll have something they?re accustomed to.?
    Like any treaty, this one would need two-thirds support in the U.S. Senate to be ratified in this country. A procedural vote months ago shows the plan cannot even draw a simple majority in the Democratically controlled chamber. As a result, Frady said Kerry and Obama embracing the treaty is just window dressing.
    ?For a moment, it?s a symbolic victory for him, but that?s going to last about five minutes,? said Frady, who believes Obama will try to tell his base this is the best he can do given the current makeup of Congress.
    Other gun-rights advocates are more fearful that Obama may try to implement the treaty through executive orders if the Senate continues it?s opposition. Senate Foreign Relations Committee ranking member Bob Corker has written the president and strongly discouraged enforcing any component of the treaty without Senate ratification. Frady believes Obama could pay a hefty price if he defies the Senate.
    ?If he were to actually try to do that, that might be a turning point for a lot of people. Clearly, he doesn?t have the mandate that he thinks he does. Gun control is not on the minds of too many people right now in the wake of everything that?s been going on around here. The gun free zone is what?s on everybody?s mind,? said Frady. ?I think that would be a very bad move.?
    The Democratic push for additional gun-control legislation failed to advance in the U.S. Senate earlier this year. Nonetheless, President Obama made another plea for Americans to demand new laws earlier this week. At the memorial service for Washington Navy Yard shooting victims, Obama asked if Americans ?care enough? about the victims to press relentlessly for additional gun restrictions.
    ?Of course we care enough. The gun-owning populace cringes, not because we know we?re having to gird ourselves for more gun control talk but because we don?t like innocent lives being snuffed,? Frady said. ?Sixty-nine hundred times a day, people defend themselves with guns. A gun is a tool.?
    Frady pointed to a recent slashing spree on a Texas campus as proof that people need guns to defend themselves because threats to life can come in many forms.
    ?He went into a college where they didn?t have any guns and he slashed with impunity. The fact that nobody died is just dumb luck,? he said. ?It?s a very blatant reality that where you don?t allow people to arm themselves, they are fish in a barrel.?
    The gun debate may be off the front burner in Washington but it?s red hot in some states. Maryland?s new gun-control laws take effect next week and voters recalled two Colorado lawmakers who backed new restrictions in that state.
    One of the marquee races this November is the race for governor of Virginia between state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and former Democratic Party chairman Terry McAuliffe. In a state where Democrats have historically shied away from gun-control rhetoric and even court the National Rifle Association, McAuliffe is now rolling the dice by backing universal background checks, magazine capacity limits and a return to Virginia?s former policy of only allowing one gun purchase per month. Some of those positions mirror the new laws in Colorado.
    ?It?s sort of like Terry McAuliffe is trying to parachute into Virginia and tell everybody in Virginia that is law-abiding that ?I?m smarter than you and I know how to take care of you.? Go ahead and embrace Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia,? Frady said. ?You will not be sorry


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    Review Team Will Probe Capitol Police Navy Yard 'Stand Down' Controversy

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    Capitol Police officers stationed around Capitol Hill reacted with shock to a BBC report that Capitol Police commanders told a team of their heavily armed officers to stand down when they arrived on the scene of Monday?s deadly Navy Yard shooting.
    ?Stunned? and ?embarrassed? were among the reactions overheard from officers posted around the Capitol complex discussing the allegations that one of the best-trained tactical units in the city was ordered to leave the scene of a mass shooting.
    In response to the revelations, the Capitol Police Board ? Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Terrance Gainer, House Sergeant-at-Arms Paul Irving, Architect of the Capitol Stephen Ayers and Capitol Police Chief Kim Dine ? on Wednesday established at Dine?s request a ?Fact Review Team led by Michael Stenger, Assistant Sergeant at Arms for Protective Services and Continuity and former Assistant Director of the U.S. Secret Service? to get to the bottom of the questions, according to a release from the board.
    ?The review team will conduct its work and report its findings and recommendations to the Capitol Police Board and Chief Dine no later than October 21, 2013,? the release said.
    ?Since the events transpired, numerous media outlets have raised questions specifically about the USCP?s response. I take our response to this tragedy and our support to law enforcement partners very seriously. While I am the Chief of Police, at my core I am a police officer who feels strongly about our shared commitment and responsibilities. Because of the concerns that have been raised, and my strongly held beliefs, I have asked the Capitol Police Board to lead an independent fact review of our response, specifically our mutual aid efforts,? Dine said in a statement provided to CQ Roll Call.
    Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., told CQ Roll Call that based on her familiarity with the Capitol Police forces, who ?bravely protect the Capitol,? she believes the forces were told to stand down out of concern that their efforts would be better directed at protecting the grounds surrounding the Capitol.
    ?I don?t think anyone told them to stand down because they didn?t want them to be there,? Norton said. She said she thinks the Metropolitan Police Department?s assessment that there could be multiple shooters on the loose affected the supervisors? decision.
    Rep. Candice S. Miller, R-Mich., who heads the House Administration Committee charged with oversight of the Capitol Police, declined to comment on whether her committee would further investigate the claims or the Capitol Police Board investigation.
    ?I have spoken to the U.S. Capitol Police Chief and have been advised that there is currently an active investigation into the allegation,? Miller said in a statement to CQ Roll Call.
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    Barack LaPierre? Obama follows the NRA?s lead and issues $45 million in grants to put armed guards in schools


    Has Barack Obama finally learned that ?the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun?? It?s unlikely that he would ever publicly admit to such a conversion, but actions speak louder than words:
    It?s almost like a page right out of the National Rifle Association playbook: The Obama administration has announced millions of dollars in funding to put armed officers in the nation?s schools.
    Specifically, the Department of Justice said $45 million is going to ?create 356 new school resource officer positions,? CNN reported. The money is coming from Community Oriented Policing Services grant dollars ? and first up on the list of intended recipients is Newtown, Conn., the site of the massive Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. The money to Newtown will fund two new officers in the town?s schools, Breitbart reported.
    Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said of the grants: ?In the wake of past tragedies, it?s clear that we need to be willing to take all possible steps to ensure that our kids are safe when they go to school.?
    But the NRA was way ahead on that belief. Just days after the Sandy Hook shooting occurred, Wayne LaPierre, the NRA?s executive vice president and chief executive officer, suggested more armed guards inside the schools. He said that ?we protect our banks ? airports, office buildings, power plants [and] sports stadiums [with] armed security.? Why not kids in schools?
    One can only assume that the mainstream media will be as accepting of Obama?s decision to follow LaPierre?s leadership as they were when LaPierre first advocated for armed protection of our schools.
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    Over 100 Women Take Up Arms in Mexico to Defend Community

    Over 100 Women Take Up Arms in Mexico to Defend Community
    The women signed up over the past four days with the UPOEG, Xaltianguis community self-defense force commander Miguel Angel Jimenez said

    MEXICO CITY ? More than 100 women in the southern Mexican town of Xaltianguis have taken up arms to protect their community from organized crime groups, a local self-defense force official said Monday.

    The women signed up over the past four days with the Union of Peoples and Organizations of Guerrero State, or UPOEG, Xaltianguis community self-defense force commander Miguel Angel Jimenez told reporters.

    ?We have an average of nine groups? of community police, with each one made up of 12 women who will work in the daytime in the neighborhoods of Xaltianguis, located about 50 kilometers (31 miles) from the resort city of Acapulco, Jimenez said.

    The women will be trained in the use of firearms and carry the same weapons as men, Jimenez said.

    The vigilante group has only about 80 firearms and the weapons are rotated among members, Jimenez said.

    ?I trust that the people, once they know that the women are participating,? will provide more weapons, Jimenez said.

    Women were among the biggest supporters when the community self-defense forces were being formed, telling men that ?either you join or I join,? Jimenez said.

    ?Women are brave and we are capable of defending our town,? said Silvia Hipolito, a mother of two who joined the self-defense group.

    The women will learn how to use firearms and work schedules that allow them to continue taking care of their homes, Hipolito said.

    UPOEG, whose members are armed and wear hoods, was created in January in Guerrero state?s Costa Chica region.

    The self-defense group controls access to communities and polices them to fight crime blamed on drug traffickers and other organized crime groups.

    Vigilante groups have appeared in recent months in several Mexican states, with the largest number being reported in Guerrero and the western state of Michoacan.
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    Obama?s Gun Control Philosophy: Arm Al-Qaida And Disarm Americans

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    Citing his authority under the Arms Export Control Act, President Barack Obama last week waived the prohibition against supplying terrorist groups with arms.
    This indicates that Obama knows the so-called Syrian ?rebels? are mostly al-Nusra and al-Qaida terrorists, despite the Administration?s repeated lies that it could identify the ?moderate? elements of the opposition army.
    The fa?ade that the Syrian civil war is simply an extension of the Arab Spring uprising that began almost three years ago has fully fallen away. This is manifested by the opposition to U.S. interference in the Syrian conflict that is expressed by the majority of the American people.
    The Syrian civil war is a war manufactured by the United States ? as was the Libyan civil war ? on behalf of the petrodollar and Saudi Arabia and Israel. Those countries are driving U.S. policy in the region.
    That Obama would seek to overtly arm the very terrorist organization that the United States is supposedly at war with in at least four other countries ? and that a number of members of the U.S. Congress support such a thing ? demonstrates inconclusively America is being governed by psychopaths and controlled by foreigners, banksters and the military-industrial complex.
    Only a couple of weeks ago, the United States appeared headed full-throttle toward a military attack on Syria. But the American people in large numbers looked up from their entertainment devices and awakened from their stupor long enough to recognize that the so-called ?rebels? were actually terrorists who had battled U.S. troops and were raping, beheading and dismembering Christians; burning churches; beheading men and gunning down women whom they captured and believed supported the Syrian president; and slaughtering captured government soldiers and eating their hearts. They put unprecedented pressure on Congress to stop Obama and his warmongering, neocon toadies in their tracks.
    A study by defense consultancy IHS Jane?s revealed that as many as 70 percent of the fighters aligned against Bashar Assad?s regime are terrorists or radical Islamists. Speaking at a discussion hosted by the globalist Council on Foreign Relations, Senator John McCain made the outrageous claim that only 30 percent were actually terrorists. He continues to rely on information provided by disgraced ?researcher? Elizabeth O?Bagby.
    If the makeup of the Free Syrian Army ?rebels? wasn?t troubling enough, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday that an al-Qaida spinoff group called the ISIS is now fighting the so-called ?moderate? rebels that Obama, McCain, etc., want to arm.
    There is now a three-front war going on in Syria. The Journal reports that ISIS is attracting foreign jihadists who view the Syria war not as a means to overthrow the Assad regime but rather as a battleground for a Sunni holy war. They want to establish an Islamic state in Syria as step toward achieving a global Islamic state. Fully 7,000 to 10,000 members of the FSA are part of ISIS, and their numbers are growing. Also, al-Qaida militants from central command in Pakistan and Pakistani Taliban fighters have set up basis in Syria.
    And even while Obama was signing papers authorizing the arming of al-Qaida terrorists, he was ?issuing more executive actions? in an attempt to disarm Americans, though exactly what those actions entailed was not specified by Presidential mouthpiece Jay Carney. In other words, Obama is perfectly content with arming the enemies of America with military grade weapons, but he believes that Americans should not be trusted or able to defend themselves with weapons that only resemble military weapons. In fact, the Obama regime ? through the moronic imbecile Vice President Joe Biden ? has stated that Americans should only have a shotgun for defense. The regime believes that Americans should only have weapons capable of firing six or fewer rounds.
    This is clear and convincing evidence that the Obama regime believes that America?s enemies have a greater right to self-defense than do Americans.
    In April, the Obama regime signed on to the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty, which is supposed to ban the sale of arms to countries that export terror. For some reason, the mainstream media continue to ignore the hypocrisy of the regime?s support of the treaty even while it runs guns into Syria.
    And the Obama regime is well-schooled in running guns to terrorists; as is the CIA, which ran guns to Afghanistan and Iraq back in the 1980s. The Syrian gunrunning operation began as soon as Moammar Gadhafi was overthrown. In fact, the whole cover-up of the Benghazi, Libya, 9/11 attack is predicated on concealing the gunrunning operation headed by CIA asset Ambassador Christopher Stevens, who along with three others was murdered during the attack.
    Operation Fast and Furious, you may recall, was a gunrunning operation to Mexican narcoterrorists. The regime?s goal in encouraging border-State gun dealers to sell weapons to Mexican drug dealers was simply a pretext for restricting the 2nd Amendment rights of Americans by fomenting gun violence in Mexico with guns that could be traced back to the United States.
    Terror has become the No. 1 export of the United States. This began before the inauguration of the Obama regime but has been growing exponentially under his watch. During the 2010 GOP Presidential debates, Ron Paul spoke of blowback (a concept even recognized by the CIA) created by U.S. policies in the Mideast. The pro-war, neocon-leaning Republican audience booed, hooted and guffawed at the concept that the United States had no business bombing foreign countries.
    Now many of those same people are beginning to understand that Paul?s ideas that the United States should avoid inserting itself into internecine wars, guarding other countries? borders better than our own and sending U.S. dollars to prop up dictators in other countries are good ones. Self-styled Republican talking heads, journalists and pundits are now adopting Paul?s philosophies without realizing it, or at least without admitting it.
    But Americans must understand that war with Syria ? and with it a likely war with Russia ? is not yet off the table. It has only taken a hiatus as Obama and Kerry lick their wounds and attempt to regroup from the public humiliation Russian President Vladimir Putin inflicted on them. Even now, Kerry is establishing more ?red lines? for Syria.
    And warmongering chicken hawk Senator Lindsey Graham is increasingly agitating for war with Iran and promising to introduce a use of force authorization against that country, continuing to promulgate the lie that Iran ? which is a signatory to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty ? is developing nuclear weapons.
    The psychopaths in Washington, D.C., have always used lies, obfuscation and doublethink to agitate Americans into war under the pretext of American patriotism. Wars benefit the global elites, the banksters and the military-industrial complex to the detriment of the people and their wealth and are made possible by fiat money printed willy-nilly. Without a central bank, wars would be far less frequent and would all end quickly. Central banks allow countries to make war on credit and run up debts that are never intended to be paid.
    The people are growing to realize the regime in Washington, D.C., is lawless and criminal and operating in violation of the U.S. Constitution. The regime and its globalist masters recognize the American people are stirring, and they want them dependent and disarmed before the fiat house of cards collapses.
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    OBAMA FORCING SHUT DOWN OF PARKS THE FEDS DON'T EVEN FUND


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    Looking to cause as much pain as possible to the American people during this shut down, President Obama sent National Park Service (NPS) police officers to shut down hundreds of parks and historic sites that the federal government doesn't even fund.

    We are all familiar with the barricades erected at the open-air WWII Memorial in Washington DC. Images of aged WWII veterans being prevented by armed NPS officials from entering the memorial were all across the media.
    In the case of the WWII monument, it was soon reported that there was no reason to erect the barricades--wryly termed Barry-cades after the President's childhood name--because the memorial is open 24 hours a day even though it is only staffed with NPS personnel from 9:30AM to 11:30PM. A government shut down could not have affected the memorial regardless. But Obama went out of his way to prevent the old men from visiting the monument.
    Needlessly shutting down the WWII memorial wasn't the only unnecessary shut down Obama perpetrated. He also sent NPS personnel fanning out across the country to shut down dozens of parks that the federal government doesn't even fund.
    One place the NPS stormed in without prior warning was the Claude Moore Colonial Farm (CMCF) in Virginia.
    President Obama sent the NPS to the Virginia park without prior notification upsetting an event that was underway and forcibly removing everyone from the premises.
    ?We do not know why CMCF was barricaded from public access or why NPS police escorted staff and volunteers off the property right before a fundraising event on Monday. The National Park Service does not pay CMCFs employees, for its operations, maintenance, events or programs,? Claude Moore Colonial Farm Operations Manager Heather Bodin wrote in an email to FOX Business. "In our 32-year history of running the farm, through other government shutdowns, we have never had to close our doors before.?
    In a public email to supporters, CMCF Managing Director Anna Eberly wrote, "For the first time in 40 years, the National Park Service (NPS) has finally succeeded in closing the Farm down to the public. In previous budget dramas, the Farm has always been exempted since the NPS provides no staff or resources to operate the Farm. We weren't even informed of this until mid-day Monday in spite of their managers having our email addresses and cell numbers."
    Another such nonsensical shutdown occurred in Arizona where 100 campgrounds that are fully funded by fees paid by visitors were forcibly shuttered and all campers removed.
    The campgrounds, run by Recreation Resource Management, take no money from the government.
    RRM president Warren Meyer told Fox Business, "our operations are self-sufficient (we are fully funded by user fees at the gate), we get no federal funds, we employ no government workers on these sites, and we actually pay rent into the Treasury."
    Meyer speculated that this was a tactic intended to make the government shut down hurt as many people as possible. "I can only assume their intention is to artificially increase the cost of the shutdown as some sort of political ploy," he said.
    The famous Ford's Theater--site of Abraham Lincoln's assassination--was also forcibly shut down even though the theater and its programs are run by a private non-profit group.
    Another unnecessary shut down occurred at George Washington's home, Mount Vernon.
    In the case of Washington's home, the park is run by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, a group that takes no federal or state money to operate. After the NPS arrived on the scene, though, the MVLA insisted that they were open despite Obama's attempt to send his NPS stormtroopers to shut the place down.
    ?We receive no funding from federal or state governments. We are not a national park or monument,? the Mount Vernon website states. ?We rely solely on the generosity of caring people to whatever degree they are able.?
    Former Speaker of the House and recent candidate for the GOP nomination for President Newt Gingrich was outraged over Obama's attack on the privately-run Mount Vernon. Speaker Gingrich posted a series of Tweets attack Obama over it all.
    Gingrich agreed with the campground operator from Arizona. This is all a tactic by Obama to inflict as much pain on America as possible.

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    Would have been perfect opportunities to deny the government its overreach.
    If gunners were as violent as anti-gunners believe, logically there wouldn't be any anti-gunners left.

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    THREE MEN ?ILLEGALLY? ARRESTED FOR OPENLY CARRYING ?BLACK POWDER? PISTOLS IN TEXAS ? HERE?S WHY THEY ARE WILLING TO ?FIGHT THIS ALL THE WAY TO THE SUPREME COURT?

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    Three people were reportedly arrested on Friday for openly carrying Civil War-era pistols during a pro-gun protest outside the Texas Capitol. Gun rights activists tell TheBlaze the arrests were unlawful as it is legal in Texas to openly carry a pre-1899 antique firearm.
    Terry Louis Holcomb, 44, identified as a Huntsville-area pastor, and Scott Douglas Smith, 50, a military veteran from San Antonio, and Gary Hayes, a quadriplegic, were reportedly arrested by state troopers in Austin and charged with disorderly conduct, which is defined, by law, as an action with a firearm ?calculated to alarm.?
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    However, witnesses say the men, one of which was in a wheelchair, had their ?black powder? pistols holstered and weren?t causing alarm in any way. More than a dozen other gun-rights activists openly carrying rifles walked free.
    Under Texas law, a gun manufactured before 1899 isn?t even considered a ?firearm,? therefore not subject to open carry laws:
    (3) ?Firearm? means any device designed, made, or adapted to expel a projectile through a barrel by using the energy generated by an explosion or burning substance or any device readily convertible to that use. Firearm does not include a firearm that may have, as an integral part, a folding knife blade or other characteristics of weapons made illegal by this chapter and that is:
    (A) an antique or curio firearm manufactured before 1899; or
    (B) a replica of an antique or curio firearm manufactured before 1899, but only if the replica does not use rim fire or center fire ammunition.
    All three of the arrests were reportedly caught on video and uploaded on YouTube. In the first video, an individual presses police to clarify how the pro-gun activist was carrying his pistol (holstered) in a way ?calculated to alarm.?

    ?What other manner can he carry it in not to calculate alarm?? a man asks. (Warning: Some strong language in videos below)


    In the video below Texas DPS troopers arrest Gary Hayes, a quadriplegic in a wheelchair:

    Open Carry Texas, the group behind the protest, is claiming the arrests were ?illegal.?
    A spokesman for Open Carry Texas, told TheBlaze that Holcomb and Smith are currently out on bond. Hayes, the quadriplegic, chose to remain in jail in protest. He also confirmed that all three men were carrying ?pre-1899 black powder revolvers? when they were ?illegally arrested.?
    ?All three are lawyer?d up and plan to fight this all the way to the Supreme Court if need be,? he added.
    The group was publicizing the arrests on Twitter late Friday:
    @TxDPS Illegally arrested 3 citizens today for lawfully exercising their right to keep and bear arms. Refuses to answer questions. Please RTSeptember 13, 2013 1:23pm via Twitter for AndroidReplyRetweetFavorite

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    Three open carry Texans arrested at capitol by @TxDPS for exercising their right to keep and bear arms IAW Texas laws.#policestateSeptember 13, 2013 1:24pm via Twitter for AndroidReplyRetweetFavorite

    @OpenCarryTexasOpen Carry Texas




    @TxDPS must feel like real heroes today arresting an Army veteran & quadriplegic exercising his 2A rights outside the capitol. #policestateSeptember 13, 2013 8:56pm via Twitter for AndroidReplyRetweetFavorite

    @OpenCarryTexasOpen Carry Texas




    The guys behind Open Carry Texas also tell TheBlaze they had similar issues with the San Antonio Police Department about a month ago. The group is planning ?large armed gathering and protest,? titled ?Come and Take It San Antonio,? in the city on Saturday, October 19.
    ?Over the past few months the San Antonio Police have shown their disregard for Texas law and the Constitution. They have harassed people exercising their rights that open carry rifles. We have come a long way in showing the public and police that gun owners are responsible,? the event?s description reads. ?We refuse to go backwards in this cause. We will all meet in San Antonio to stand up in one of the most important challenges we have had to face.?
    Open Carry Texas is also planning an additional open carry protest in response to the arrests in Austin on Friday. Though there is not a set date yet, that event will likely be held in November, a spokesman told TheBlaze on Saturday.
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