Minnesota Gun Law Reform Signed by Governor Dayton Despite Veto Threat

So much for Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton’s veto threats. He signed a public safety bill Friday that “include(s) granting reciprocity for concealed carry permits from other states, legalizing gun suppressors – sometimes called ‘silencers,’ and allowing concealed carry permit holders to bring handguns in to the state Capitol.” Under the new law,  SF 878, Minnesotans will be able to legally purchase and own suppressors if they do so under the restrictions of federal law. The law limits the ability of authorities to confiscate firearms during designated emergencies. The possession of a permit to carry now constitutes the notification required to carry in…
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Cleveland Cop Michael Brelo Acquitted of Manslaughter

Michael Brelo, a Police Officer in the Forest City, was acquitted of charges of manslaughter stemming from a 2012 incident that resulted in the deaths of Malissa Williams and Timothy Russell. According to the decision written by Judge John P. O’Donnell, the encounter that night began when an officer pulled over by a Cleveland patrolman who saw Russell turn left without signaling after observing Russell do a possible drug deal at a nearby homeless shelter . . . [Officer] Jordan got out of his car and called to Russell to turn off the Malibu. Before even approaching Russell’s car Jordan saw…
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Mexico’s War Against the Autodefensas Continues

Mexico’s autodefensas are citizen militias, illegally armed to defend against drug gangs’ rape, torture, extortion and murder of inhabitants. And government apathy and collusion with the crimes. (Who occasionally engage in bloody turf wars masquerading as law enforcement with the cartels.) While the American government arms dubious allies in the Middle East, they turn a blind eye to the persecution of Mexico’s war on autodefensas. Here’s a report from the crackdown south of the border . . . To anyone following the imprisonment of autodefensa leader Dr. Manuel Mireles, it is a no brainer, that because there is an election on June 7th, it…
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Moms Demand Action False Narrative of the Day: Leslie Ervin’s Texas Senate Testimony

Yes, Moms Demand Action member Leslie Ervin’s son is a paranoid schizophrenic. Yes, he legally bought firearms when he turned 18. Yes, she tried to stop him, but was told by the Austin police that they had no cause to do so. And yes, he later killed his father believing he was a CIA-planted impostor. But contrary to the convenient A+B+C=D impression that she presented for a Texas Senate committee, guns had nothing whatsoever to do with the crime. Her son killed his father with a pipe wrench and a knife. It must be liberating to live without any perceptible…
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‘Smart Gun’ Maker Armatix Crashes and Burns

Oh no. Dontcha just hate getting bad news on a holiday weekend? “The manufacturer of the only so-called ‘smart’ pistol available on the market today has entered chapter 11-style restructuring proceedings in Germany, the company confirmed to Fortune yesterday. ‘This is a corporate restructuring, not an insolvency proceeding,’ a spokesperson said in an emailed statement. ‘Armatix will continue operations and does not anticipate any changes to its majority shareholders.’” Uh huh. Maybe that’s why, despite our best efforts, TTAG’s been unable to buy one of their whiz-bang .22 caliber pistols from the only US retailer willing to sell them . . . Armatix…
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Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Concealed Carrier Holds Carjacker for Police (NSFW)

By Brandon via concealednation.org An Atlanta man held another man at gunpoint after he tried to rob him by getting into his passenger seat as soon as his doors unlocked after he parked. The armed citizen, Hashim Fannin, says that the incident happened as soon as he pulled into the parking lot of a Family Dollar store. The suspect, 61-year-old Edgar Horn, opened the passenger side door and sat down. “He told me, ‘You know what this,’” Fannin said.  Not waiting to see what happens next, that’s when Fannin says he pulled his gun out . . . “I asked him to get out the car, probably not in…
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First Eyewitness Account of Deadly Waco Biker Brawl

Here’s what we know about the shootings at the Twin Peaks Restaurant in Waco. Some 170 bikers are still in jail, with bail set at $1m each. We know that cops “returned fire” on the bikers “striking multiple gang members.” We know that nine people are dead. With no word from the Waco coroner on the types of rounds used in the killings – handgun or rifle – we still don’t have an official report on who killed whom, why, when and where. And now washingtonpost.com offers an eyewitness account of the incident. . . In several interviews in recent days, the Cossack rider…
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