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A Spotsylvania County man with a valid concealed-weapon permit died after a semi-automatic pistol without an external safety discharged as he tried to adjust the weapon, which was tucked into his waistband, investigators have concluded.

The 45-year-old man was sitting in the front seat of his family’s minivan in a shopping center parking lot on Sunday when his .40-caliber Glock discharged, authorities said.

“For some reason, maybe for comfort, he reached out and went to adjust it,” said Spotsylvania sheriff’s Capt. Liz Scott. “The detective thinks that in doing so — in just grabbing it — he inadvertently grabbed the trigger.”

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Assistant U.S. Attorney General Wants Gun Owner Registration–Doesn’t Think Gun Owners Need Semi-Automatic Rifles or Shotguns




Friday, November 04, 2011
After weeks of stonewalling by the Department of Justice, a clearer picture of what its top officials knew about BATFE’s Operation Fast and Furious, and when they knew it, is slowly beginning to emerge. 

On Tuesday, Lanny Breuer, Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division, testified before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism about his knowledge of BATFE’s gunwalking operations, and his support for gun control.

In April 2010, Breuer says, he knew that BATFE agents had allowed hundreds of guns to be illegally purchased and smuggled to Mexican drug cartels in 2006 and 2007 as part of Wide Receiver, a Tucson-based operation similar to Fast and Furious, which was hatched out of Phoenix. Nevertheless, nearly a year later, when BATFE was accused of allowing guns to walk in Fast and Furious, Breuer suggested that he was convinced to not consider the allegations seriously. “I recall that both the leadership of ATF and the leadership of the United States Attorney’s Offices in Arizona . . . were adamant about the fact that [gunwalking] was not, in fact, a condoned practice,” Breuer said. And as noted last week by the New York Times, last February the Justice Department sent a letter to Congress stating “A.T.F. makes every effort to interdict weapons that have been purchased illegally and prevent their transport into Mexico.”

Seeming to corroborate the 2007 date Breuer mentioned, the Associated Press reported today that a briefing paper prepared in 2007 for then-Attorney General Michael Mukasey “outlined failed attempts by federal agents to track illicitly purchased guns across the border into Mexico.” But why Breuer did not give more attention to the gunwalking claims made against Fast and Furious is as unclear to him as to the rest of the country. “I regret that in April of 2010 that I did not draw the connection between Wide Receiver and Fast and Furious,” Breuer said. “Moreover, I regret that even earlier this year, I didn’t draw that connection.”

When it became Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s turn to question Breuer, the zealous anti-gun crusader from California tried to shift the focus of the hearings from battling international crime to battling those of us who support the Second Amendment.

The exchange between the two gun control supporters speaks for itself.

Feinstein: Mr. Breuer, in June of this year, I received a letter from the ATF. . . stating that 29,284 firearms [were] recovered in Mexico in ’09 and 2010, and submitted to the ATF Tracing Center. With those weapons, 20,504, or 70 percent, were United States sourced. . . . Is it fair to say that 70 percent of the firearms showing up in Mexico are from the United States?

Breuer:  Thank you, Senator, for the question, and for your leadership on this issue. . . . Of the 94,000 weapons that have been recovered in Mexico, 64,000 of those are traced to the United States. We have to do something to prevent criminals from getting those guns, Senator. . . .

Feinstein: . . . .“[W]e have very lax laws when it comes to guns. . . . And so the question comes, do you believe that if there were some form of registration when you purchase these firearms that that would make a difference?

Breuer:  I do, Senator. . . . Today, Senator, we are not even permitted to have ATF receive reports about multiple sales of long guns, of any kind of semiautomatic weapon or the like. . . . Very few hunters in the United States or sports people and law-abiding people really need to have semiautomatic weapons or long guns. . . .”

Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), who has been co-leading Congress’ investigation of Fast and Furious with Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), disagreed with Feinstein’s and Breuer’s claim that 70 percent of guns seized in Mexico come from the United States. “I released a report that I would like to ask be made a part of the record,” Senator Grassley said. “It refutes the numbers referenced early that 70 percent of the guns in Mexico came from the U.S. The answer isn’t to clamp down on law abiding citizens or gun dealers.”

While Mr. Breuer’s testimony shined a glimmer of light on who knew what and when they knew it, about the BATFE’s most disastrous operation since the 1993 Waco raid, it obviously did not, nor was it intended to, lead Congress or the American people to a proper understanding of how many firearms have been smuggled to Mexico without BATFE’s help, since the Mexican drug cartels began waging war on their country. As has already been reported, many of the “guns traced to the U.S.” from Mexico were seized in that country many years ago, but have been only recently submitted for tracing at the urging of the BATFE. And to complicate things further, Mexican officials have acquiesced to BATFE’s urgings by submitting multiple trace requests on single guns.


We won!!!!

Yesterday, state Representative Rick Kriseman (D-St. Petersburg) withdrew Local Bill 06, which would have attempted to get legislative approval to allow voters of Pinellas County to decide whether or not the county should abide by the state’s firearm preemption law. In effect, Rep. Kriseman wanted to find a way to allow Pinellas County to break the law without being punished.

Florida’s firearm preemption law has been in effect for twenty-four years.  This law gives the Florida Legislature the sole authority to regulate firearms by preventing local governments from regulating your constitutional right to own, possess and lawfully use firearms.  It puts a stop to the confusing patchwork of conflicting local firearm laws across the state, keeping law-abiding gun owners from becoming criminals while traveling throughout Florida.

On October 1, a new state law took effect that provides penalties for local governments and government officials who willfully and knowingly violate state law.

Thank you to all NRA members who contacted Pinellas County officials about this proposed infringement of your Second Amendment rights. Your voice truly made the difference!


On November 1, Wisconsin became the 49th state to recognize the right of its citizens to carry firearms. Now, only one state remains in the Dark Ages — that being the state of Illinois. As can be imagined, the anti-gun media is predicting that letting citizens carry firearms will result in carnage in the streets, shootouts in bars, and angry parents settling scores on the ball field with their firearms.

And to supposedly prove their point, they cite a bogus report of the Violence Policy Center (VPC) entitled “Concealed Carry Killers.” The faux report says that “since May 2007 at least 300 people — including 11 law enforcement officers — have been killed by private citizens legally allowed to carry handguns in killings not ruled self-defense ….”

But according to an analysis found on PajamasMedia.com, less than half of the deaths which were attributed to concealed carry holders by the VPC were actually “committed by a permit holder drawing and firing his or her concealed weapon.”

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Pinellas County Trying to Opt Out of Florida’s Firearms Preemption Law

Contact the members of the Pinellas County Legislative Delegation TODAY and urge them to OPPOSE LB 06!
This Thursday, the Pinellas County Legislative Delegation will take up Local Bill 06 to allow the registered voters of the county to decide whether or not Pinellas County should abide by the state’s firearm preemption law. 

Florida’s firearm preemption law has been in effect for twenty-four years.  This law gives the Florida legislature the sole authority to regulate firearms regulations and prevents local governments from regulating your constitutional right to own, possess and lawfully use firearms.  It put a stop to the confusing patchwork of conflicting firearm laws across the state.  This important law keeps law-abiding gun owners from becoming criminals while traveling through, visiting friends and loved-ones or just sight-seeing throughout the state.

Unfortunately, several counties in Florida, including Pinellas County, think they are above state law and have instituted gun control laws.  Pinellas County and others are violating the state firearm preemption law.

On October 1, a new law took effect that provides penalties for local governments and government officials who willfully and knowingly violate state law.

Now that local governments are going to have to obey state law or be punished for breaking the law, many are working to comply with state law – except Pinellas County.   Some elected officials still feel that Pinellas County is above the law and that they should not be held accountable as law breakers.

The Pinellas County Legislative Delegation will be having a delegation meeting and public hearing this Thursday, October 27 from 9:00 am to noon to hear Local Bill 06.

LB 06 states that Section 790.33, Florida Statutes, does not apply to any county, city, town, or municipal ordinance or any administrative regulation or rule adopted by a local government in Pinellas County.

The Second Amendment applies to all law-abiding citizens — INCLUDING those who live in Pinellas County.

Please make plans to attend this important meeting.

Thursday, October 27
9:00 am to noon

Palladium Theater
253 5th Avenue N.
St. Petersburg, FL 

If this bill passes it will be brought before the Florida legislature in 2012 for its consideration.  Don’t let the Florida legislature waste its time on LB 06.  There are more important issues that need to be considered than arrogant Pinellas County officials thinking they should be exempt from the Second Amendment.

If you are unable to attend please call and e-mail the Pinellas County Legislative Delegation and the Pinellas County Commissioners and urge them to OPPOSE LB 06.

Tell them to stop trying to set themselves above the law.  They swore to uphold the Constitution of the United States and Florida and OBEY the law when they took their oath of office.  It’s time they kept their word.

Contact information for the Pinellas County Legislative Delegation can be found here.

Contact information for the Pinellas County Commissioners can be found here.



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U.S. House Committee Advances National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act 


Friday, October 14, 2011 


This week, the House Judiciary considered amendments to H.R. 822, the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Bill, and defeated all anti-gun amendments offered in an effort to weaken or gut the legislation. 

The legislation is an important pro-gun reform that will provide for the recognition of carry permits in all states that issue permits.

The bill, as originally written, was successfully amended at the outset of the markup with a substitute that added a number of important protections.  Foremost, it amended the language so that visitors to states that have laws requiring licenses just for possession of a handgun, do not need a possession license, which is often unavailable to nonresidents.

The substitute also made clear that in states with local jurisdictions that restrict carrying or possession, visitors will not need to apply for special permits from those jurisdictions.

Opponents of the bill proposed a number of anti-gun amendments that sought to use misdemeanor convictions to disqualify people from the benefits of the bill.  All of these efforts were defeated, rejecting the anti-gun efforts to weaken the bill.  Clearly, the majority of committee members believe that revocation of fundamental constitutional rights is not a legitimate punishment for misdemeanor violations.

One pro-gun amendment was defeated as well.  Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-Texas), a steadfast supporter of the Second Amendment, brought an amendment that would have allowed permit holders to carry firearms in the District of Columbia. As written, H. R. 822 does not apply reciprocity to jurisdictions that completely ban Right-to-Carry.  While the amendment was well intentioned, as Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) pointed out, the bill “does not confer any expansion of the right to bear arms on the residents of the District of Columbia,” and the Gohmert amendment would only have benefited visitors. It was the feeling of the majority, including nearly all those who support the bill, that H. R. 822 is not the proper vehicle for dealing with the serious problems presented by Washington, D.C.’s harshly restrictive gun laws.  As Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) said, “this is a debate best saved for another day and another bill.”  NRA has fought for many years to restore the Second Amendment rights of D.C. residents and will continue to work toward that goal by fighting for passage of H.R. 645, the Second Amendment Enforcement Act.

An amendment was also added calling on the Government Accountability Office to conduct a study of the impact of this legislation.  Unsurprisingly, opponents of the bill voted against the amendment, probably fearing that it will show, like previous government and academic studies, that the many objections they make to lawful Right-to-Carry are without basis. The study will have no impact on the reforms included in the legislation and will have no effect on concealed carry laws. This study will not delay the implementation of the bill, because it will not take place until after the legislation has taken effect.

The committee will take up the legislation and vote on final passage when Congress returns from its recess.  This legislation will be an important advance in the protection of the fundamental right to self-defense, whether at home or travelling through most of America.

Full House consideration of the legislation is expected to happen in the next few weeks.  Please contact your member of Congress today and urge their support for H.R. 822 and opposition to any amendments anti-gun legislators are expected to bring to weaken the legislation. You can find contact information for your elected officials by using the “Write Your Representatives” tool at www.NRAILA.org, or you can call your U.S. Representative at (202) 225-3121.




A  Lake Maryman was arrested Monday after screeners at the Orlando International Airport found a handgun in his carry-on bag, a police report shows. David Freeman, 51, told authorities he forgot the loaded .380-caliber Ruger, which was found during a hand search of his leather business travel bag, according to the report. Freeman has a concealed-weapons permit and a state gun license, officials said. Nonetheless, Freeman was arrested about 6:30 a.m. on a charge of carrying a firearm in a place prohibited by law. The gun was confiscated as evidence. – From the Orlando Sentinel

WARNING: Don’t forget about your gun! “I forgot” will not get you out of trouble.



Friday, October 07, 2011


As we have been reporting, H.R. 822, the “National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011”, is on the move in the U.S. House of Representatives.  On September 13, House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security held a hearing on H.R. 822. The House could consider H.R. 822 in the next few weeks, so it is critically important that you contact your U.S. Representative immediately about this vital legislation.


Unfortunately, not only do we have to continuously battle the ignorance and misrepresentation by our anti-gun opponents, but also by some so-called “pro-gun” organizations.  This bill is GOOD for gun owners.  This bill ENHANCES Americans’ right to self-defense by enabling millions of permit holders to exercise their right to self-defense while traveling outside their home states.

There is currently only one remaining state (Illinois) that has no clear legal way for individuals to carry concealed firearms for self-defense.  H.R. 822 would require states to recognize each others’ lawfully issued carry permits, just as they recognize driver’s licenses and carry permits held by armored car guards.

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These new laws help Florida concealed weapons permit holders because they keep anti-gun politicians at the local level from passing ordinances and laws that infringe on our Second Amendment rights. Its good to see lawmakers actually held to following the law for a change.

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