Posts Tagged human rights

Australia Confiscates Gun From Man Who Defended Himself

From NRA-ILA:

When law enforcement came to Dunstan’s farm to investigate the incident, police confiscated the rifle he used to defend his family, along with two others. Upset, Dunstan told the Herald Sun, “What are you supposed to do if someone was breaking into your house… I don’t know what, as a law-abiding citizen of Australia, we’re supposed to do?” Dunston went on to say, “The police have handled this the wrong way (and) I can’t get an answer out of them.” 

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Canadian Man Charged After Defending Self From Home Invaders

From The Chronicle Herald:

The two in the home seized a firearm from one of the suspects and several shots were fired as the suspects fled. Police later located one of the suspects, who had non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.

Munroe faces charges of attempted murder, intent to discharge a firearm, intent to discharge a firearm when being reckless, careless use of a firearm, improper storage of a firearm, pointing a firearm, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm knowing that possession is unauthorized, and possession for the purpose of trafficking.

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Peter van Uhm: The Gun As An Instrument Of Peace

From TED Talks:

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Study Smears Gun Owners As More Fearful And Anxious

From Pacific Standard:

They also responded to a set of statements designed to determine their level of “belief in a dangerous world.” For example, they indicated the extent they agreed with the assertion “Any day now, chaos and lawlessness could erupt around us.”

The results: Gun owners scored higher on specific personal fears and generalized anxiety. They also “believed more strongly that gun possession is an effective method of self-defense.”

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British Citizens Demand Their Gun Rights

From Tribunist:

As reported by Vocativ, Dave Ewing, a representative from Firearms-UK, a gun ownership advocacy group, said, “These tragedies may have been the eye opener to just how ineffective our laws are.”

Advocacy groups including Firearms-UK, Arm UK Citizens, England Wants Its Guns Back, and Legalise Guns in the UK, have taken to social media to make their perspectives heard regarding the strict legislation surrounding gun ownership in the UK and accusing the government of leaving citizens exposed to threats though the restrictions.

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The English Want Their Guns Back

Carry Now is an advocacy group in Europe and is growing in Britain in the wake of the terrorist attacks.

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Bill To Strip ATF of Some Powers

From Guns.com:

In its present form, the measure it would protect large caliber rifles and shotguns from being reclassified as “destructive devices” under the National Firearms Act. In several states, rifles chambered in .50 caliber BMG have been banned and Bishop’s legislation would prevent such a curtailment on the federal level.

Next, the bill would remove ATF’s ability to reclassify ammunition as being armor piercing. This could derail past rule changes such as seen with the 5.45mm 7N6 loading as well as the attempted reclassification of “green tip” ammunition.

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NYT Continues Irrational Fear Of Guns

From The Federalist:

Nobody—not even the editorial board of The New York Times—is free from the moral responsibility to do a little research before commenting on a matter of public import. If you are going to talk about a contentious public issue, you should learn a little bit about it beforehand to avoid misleading others and making yourself look profoundly foolish.

Unfortunately the Times’s editorial board recently ignored this timeless advice and issued an editorial that was essentially a grand exercise in willful ignorance. According to the Times, Missouri’s recent passage of a “constitutional carry” gun law has transformed the Show-Me State into “the shoot-me state.” The Times says the law represents “a wholesale retreat from gun safety in the state.”

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Second Amendment Headed To Supremes In 2017

From Breitbart.com:

For the first time in U.S. history, a federal appeals court on Friday struck down a federal gun-control law for violating the Second Amendment, meaning that next year the Supreme Court will hear a case that includes the opportunity to abolish citizens’ right to bear arms by overruling the Court’s famous Heller precedent.

That means the Obama administration’s solicitor general will now petition the U.S. Supreme Court to grant certiorari to review this case. Under these rare circumstances, it is virtually 100 percent certain that the justices will grant review and hear the case.

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Citizens Take Control Of Neighborhood When Police Won’t

From Sacramento Bee:

Asian residents of south Sacramento say they’ve formed their own armed patrols to respond to a wave of robberies that has terrorized the community, where business owners report a steep drop in customers because people are afraid to go out after dark.

Some Chinese community leaders have formed a task force to combat the issue themselves, frustrated by the slow response from civic leaders. The volunteers have launched armed patrols in south Sacramento and respond to calls for assistance from those using WeChat, a popular social media app that originated in China.

“There’s no difference between night and day,” he said of the requests for assistance. “We need to take security into our own hands. If not, who will protect us?”

This is why everyone should have the choice to defend themselves how they see fit. The police will not always be there and have no legal duty to protect anyone.

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Gun Crime On The Rise In Australia?

From The Age:

The facts are chilling and compelling. In as little as five years, gun crimes have more than doubled. Some very dangerous people are involved; in 2015 alone, more than 750 people with serious criminal convictions were caught carrying guns. That’s up a staggering five times since 2011. Shootings have literally become a weekly event. Crimes related to firearm possession have more than doubled in the past five years. The number of young criminals has rocketed; almost 1500 people aged between 20 and 34 committed a gun offence last year, more than twice the number five years ago. A culture of carrying, and using, guns is becoming worryingly entrenched in criminal circles.

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CT Man Shoots Squirrel And Has Guns Confiscated

From New Haven Register 4/16/14:

James Toigo, 258 Housatonic Dr., was charged with unlawful discharge of a firearm, cruelty to an animal, first-degree reckless endangerment, second-degree breach of peace, failure to register an assault rifle and three counts of possessing large-capacity magazines, according to a police press release from Officer Jeffrey Nielsen.

“As the investigation progressed the officers seized several firearms from the home for safe keeping,” Nielsen said. “That included the assault rifle and the three high capacity magazine he did not have registered.”

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Julie Golob Responds To President On Guns

From America’s First Freedom:

How do you respond to President Barack Obama’s statement that failure to pass more gun control is the “most disappointing” aspect of his presidency? 

Gun control is a theory that appeases those who think words on paper will affect criminal intent to do violence. In truth, it robs Americans who wish to take responsibility for their personal protection and freedom of the right to do so. It’s a form of oppression cloaked in words like “reasonable” and “sensible.” It doesn’t attack the root of the problem, but exacerbates it.

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No Guns If You Have A Marijuana Card

From Reason.com:

Yesterday a federal appeals court ruled that banning gun sales to people who hold medical marijuana cards, whether or not they actually use marijuana, does not violate their Second Amendment rights. In reaching that conclusion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit relied on antiquated, scientifically unsupportable assumptions about the violent tendencies of cannabis consumers.

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TX Campus Carry Allowed

From Dallas Morning News:

An effort by three University of Texas at Austin professors to block the implementation of the state’s divisive campus carry law has failed, after a federal judge on Monday denied their request for a preliminary injunction.

Texas Attorney General’s response to the ruling:

“I am pleased, but not surprised, that the court denied the request to block Texas’ campus carry law.  There is no legal justification to deny licensed, law-abiding citizens on campus the same measure of personal protection they are entitled to elsewhere in Texas.  The right to keep and bear arms is guaranteed for all Americans, including students, and I will always stand ready to protect that right.”

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