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To: FUBHO who wrote (7585)2/28/2012 1:05:08 AM
From: ManyMoose
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One of the biggest problems with this country is that we are not doing that. I'm glad the Seals are, though.

my favorite part was how clearly they defined the good guys vs. the bad guys. There was zero ambiguity.

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From: TimF2/28/2012 10:04:20 AM
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The Rise and Fall of DoJ’s ‘Gun-Show Sting’
Posted by Walter Olson

Some legal stories weave together several distinct “Cato was right” themes. Among them is the news this week that the U.S. Department of Justice, conceding that its case has collapsed, has ended its prosecution of remaining defendants in the enormous “Africa Sting” case charging violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) [ Reuters,; my earlier post].

  • DoJ is overzealously picking fights under the vague and misguided FCPA statute. I warned about that last month in this space and you can read more at my blog “Overlawyered.”
  • Despite the Obama administration’s ostensible truce with Second Amendment supporters, anti-gun sentiment still runs high in some relevant Washington quarters. The Department of Justice chose to stage its biggest-ever prosecution by going after participants at a Las Vegas gun show, neatly advancing gun controllers’ longstanding portrayal of such shows as nests of lawbreaking. It now appears that, as juries see it, illegality at gun shows may not be quite as prevalent as some imagined.
  • Law enforcement stings are rife with dangers for liberty. Cato’s criticism of stings goes way back and includes Gene Healy last year on the Amish raw-milk sting and longstanding coverage of the outrages generated by sting operations in the war on drugs. (On the latter, see a recent “This American Life” segment on high school pot stings in Florida, as related by Mark Frauenfelder.) Although a recent sting against Google for accepting unapproved drug ads involved relying on a career con man, it paid off with a stunning $500 million fine payable to the government, which virtually ensures it will be repeated against other defendants.
To stay abreast of tomorrow’s Department of Justice embarrassments, keep reading Cato today.

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From: ManyMoose2/28/2012 4:33:38 PM
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Open Letter to Governor Mitt Romney from Gun Owners of America

February 27, 2012 by Godfather Politics

Dear Governor Romney,

At the recent Conservative political Action Conference, you said in a speech that you were “severely conservative” as Governor of Massachusetts.

Are you still severely conservative? Because if you are, why don’t you answer the Gun Owners of America questionnaire on Second Amendment issues of concern to “conservative,” “moderate,” and even some “liberal” Americans.

We sent you a questionnaire not once, not twice but three times now. What did you send back? A form letter stating you are pro-Second Amendment — with absolutely nothing to back up this laughable claim.

As Governor, you were proudly anti-Second Amendment, but as you have with most issues, you have now changed your stripes to spots.

Do you want to clear up this possible misconception I (and most members of Gun Owners of America) have about you?

If you do, then call me at (916) 984-1400.

Even better, why don’t you fill out one of the THREE GOA questionnaires we’ve sent to you so that millions of American gun owners will know where you stand?

Love to hear from you.


Tim Macy

Vice Chairman

Gun Owners of America

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From: ManyMoose2/28/2012 10:27:38 PM
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A liberal West-side Washington State Senator has already introduced bill SB 6628 - 2011-12 in order to exploit the recent tragedy in Ohio and infringe on our rights that are protected under the Second Amendment.

I wrote a protest to the senator, and three delegates that represent my district.

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To: FUBHO who wrote (7596)3/1/2012 4:09:19 AM
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Ohio Student Arrested For Posing With Assault Rifle On FACEBOOK -- Day After Shooting...

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To: joseffy who wrote (7602)3/1/2012 7:20:03 AM
From: JeffA
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what an idiot.

My kid would have a few punishments for such an action.

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To: JeffA who wrote (7603)3/1/2012 1:51:17 PM
From: Dave
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To: joseffy who wrote (7602) 3/1/2012 7:20:03 AM
From: JeffA of 7603
what an idiot.

My kid would have a few punishments for such an action.

The; parents should also have some responsibility.


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To: Dave who wrote (7604)3/1/2012 3:45:02 PM
From: JeffA
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Why? He was 17 probably posted when they weren't around.

He is dang near an adult and a future idiot.

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To: JeffA who wrote (7605)3/1/2012 7:33:00 PM
From: Farmboy
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17 is a man ... not a kid. Parents have only the control a 17 year allows them to have .... and the amount the 17 year old allows them to have is most likely a direct reflection of their "raising" between 2 and 12.

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From: ManyMoose3/1/2012 9:58:47 PM
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Marine Corps Pistol Decision Expected This Spring The much-awaited decision on what company will manufacture the Marine Corps’ new .45-caliber Close Quarters Battle Pistol is taking shape, with Marine officials saying the announcement could come in a matter of weeks. By J.R. Absher ( RSS)
March 1, 2012

The .45-caliber semiautomatic pistol will be fielded to elite Marines in force reconnaissance and Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command. According to Marine Corps Times, the current requirement calls for around 4,000 pistols, but the contract could ultimately be worth up to $22.5 million for the successful manufacturer.

The M45 Close Quarter Battle Pistol is modeled after earlier versions of the semi-automatic 1911 pistol used since the 1980s by Force Reconnaissance units—the MEU (SOC) pistol—short for Marine Expeditionary Unit (special operations capable). For years, the precision weapons section at Quantico, VA’s Weapons Training Battalion has hand-assembled its .45 ACP 1911s. reported last year the decision to outsource to a single gun maker reflects an effort to take the manufacturing burden off internal gunsmiths and to instead tap a commercial gun maker to provide a similar pistol.

The new model will be “more accurate and more reliable than just the standard 1911,” and will include a Picatinny rail for mounting weaponlights and other features, said Charles Clark III, who oversees infantry weapons requirements at the Corps’ Combat Development and Integration office at Quantico.

Companies known to have submitted 1911s for consideration include Springfield Armory of Geneseo, IL, Colt Defense of Hartford, CT, and Karl Lippard Designs of Colorado Springs, CO. Manufacturers declining to submit pistols for consideration included Smith & Wesson of Springfield, MA, and Kimber America of Elmsford, NY.

According to reports, Colt’s prototypes feature a desert-color Cercoat finish, eliminating glare and making the pistol less identifiable at distance. It is equipped with a Novak sight mounted on a Picatinny rail.

Springfield Armory reportedly supplied the Corps at least six prototypes of its Full-Sized MC Operator PX9105ML pistol for evaluation. It features tritium night sights and was previously sold to the Corps in small quantities.

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