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Month: September 2017

Home Defenders Could Be Presumed Innocent in Ohio IF Legislation Passes

 Ohio Conceal Carry Bill, Conceal Carry, Gun Rughts, SB180, HB228, Home Defense An Ohio Senate bill would end the practice of forcing homeowners to have to prove they acted in self-defense.  Instead, it would put the burden on the state to prove they did NOT act in self-defense.  As it stands right now, the burden is on the homeowner in Ohio to prove they acted in self-defense if they use a gun to defend their home from intruders. The bill’s stated purpose is as follows: “To amend sections 307.932, 2307.601, 2901.05, 2901.09, 2923.12, 2923.126, 2923.16, and 2953.37 and to repeal section 2923.1212 of the Revised Code to assign to the prosecution the burden of disproving a self-defense or related claim, to expand the locations at which a person has no duty to retreat before using force under both civil and criminal law, and to modify the Concealed Handgun Licensing Law regarding a licensee’s duty to keep the licensee’s hands in plain sight, the penalties for illegally carrying a concealed firearm or improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, and the posting of warning signs regarding the possession of weapons on specified premises.” The key part of that paragraph is this “to repeal section 2923.1212 of the Revised Code to assign to the prosecution the burden of disproving a self-defense or related claim.” Senator Kevin Bacon (R-Minerva Park),  the Judiciary...

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Chicago Gun Control Advocate Chooses Safety Over Ideology

 A gun control advocate recently turned heads when she told a radio station that she had decided to purchase a firearm.  She did so after experiencing some dangerous situations, situations she believed could have been made much less traumatic if she had a gun on her to protect herself. from guns.com A former gang member turned gun control champion has stepped down from many of the organizations she once supported and now legally carries a handgun. Camiella Williams, 29, told WBEZ Chicago for NPR’s All Things Considered how her life has pivoted between poles when it comes to gun politics. A former gang member, Williams says she bought her first gun when she was only 12 for $25 on the streets and lived a rough life until, at age 18 and pregnant with her son, she moved to a safer neighborhood in the suburbs. Along with getting her GED and starting college, Williams began to advocate for increased gun laws, citing the loss of more than 20 of her friends and relatives in fatal shootings as a driving force. Besides appearing on local stations, she spoke in Washington and California and appeared nationally on MTV. U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill.,  held Williams up as an example of community activism. Essence, People, The Trace and Vice all profiled her work. But following the death of her 21-year-old cousin in a homicide last summer, Williams began to distance herself from the groups. “I don’t think people...

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MSM Hysterical Over Legal 50 Cal Muzzeloader with Silencer

News of the Maxim 50, a 50-cal muzzleloader rifle from SilencerCo that comes with a built in silencer has the MSM in a tizzy.  CNN’s headline speaks for itself, “No federal gun control for new silencer-muzzleloader.”  The gun itself is very cool, though I doubt you’ll want to use it for self-defense in the home. from money.cnn.com There’s a new firearm on the market with an attached silencer that is not covered by federal gun control laws because it’s not considered a gun and it’s not considered a silencer. The Maxim 50 from SilencerCo, a silencer manufacturer in Utah, is a .50-caliber muzzleloader, a modern version of the single-shot muskets used in the Revolutionary War. But unlike the muskets from hundreds of years ago, the Maxim 50 has a silencer that’s permanently attached. That makes the Maxim 50, which went on sale this week, exempt from federal restrictions on the sale and distribution of firearms. SilencerCo says it deliberately sidestepped federal laws with the design. But, the company also says it has already run into legal challenges from California, Massachusetts and New Jersey — three states with stringent gun laws. “Since we have no desire to place any consumer in a situation where they may get arrested and charged with a felony because their state defines a firearm differently than the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), we...

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New Mexico Woman Quits Job After Employer Suspends Her For Defending Herself in Robbery

A New Mexico woman is lucky to be alive after the Circle K store she was working in was robbed.  The woman had a gun so she was able to defend herself.  Her employer suspended her for two weeks for carrying a gun to work.  The woman responded by quitting. from guns.com A woman who shot an armed robber while working at a Circle K in Albuquerque on Monday has been suspended over the shooting, but she says she’s fed up with company’s lack of concern for employee safety and decided to quit. “Robberies have been going on like this for the past few weeks. They have done nothing to protect me,” Jennifer Wertz told Tucson News Now the day after the robbery. Wertz said she felt the need to protect herself, knowing that she was working a late-night shift and that another nearby convenience store had recently been robbed. So, Wertz carried a gun to work on Monday, and a few hours into her shift, she was standing near the door when a man entered the store with a gun. She said the man put the gun in her face, and she “reacted.” “I grabbed my gun from my pocket, I cocked it, and I shot,” Wertz said. The shot struck the suspect in the chest, and once officers responded to the robbery call, he was transported to the hospital for...

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Home Defenders Could Get Relief from Unjust Ohio Laws

An Ohio Senate bill would end the practice of forcing homeowners to have to prove they acted in self-defense.  Instead, it would put the burden on the state to prove they did NOT act in self-defense.  As it stands right now, the burden is on the homeowner in Ohio to prove they acted in self-defense if they use a gun to defend their home from intruders. from buckeyefirearms.org Senator Kevin Bacon (R-Minerva Park), who chairs the Judiciary Committee, has announced a first hearing for Senate Bill 180 (Concealed Carry Modernization) on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 10:15 a.m. in the North Hearing Room. The committee will consider sponsor testimony. SB 180, introduced last month by Sens. Joe Uecker (R-Miami Twp.) and Jay Hottinger (R-Newark), seeks to reform the state’s arcane self-defense burden of proof requirements. For the most part, the bill mirrors HB 228, which as already been introduced in the House last spring. Click here to read the text of the SB 180. Remember when you were taught that all people are “innocent until proven guilty?” Not in Ohio. Not if you are the victim of a deadly force attack and choose to defend your life. In Ohio you are considered guilty, and you must now prove your innocence. “Ohio is the ONLY state in the U.S. with this absurd requirement for burden of proof,” said Jim Irvine, Chairman of Buckeye Firearms Association. “It has been...

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Concealed Carrier Stops Mass Shooter in Tennessee Church

The death of one and injuries of seven more people in a mass shooting in a Tennessee church could have been much worst if it were not for the heroic action of a conceal carrier. from  washingtonpost.com  A gunman wearing a ski mask stormed into a Nashville-area church on Sunday, shooting seven people, including the pastor, before attacking a church usher who ultimately subdued him with a personal weapon, Nashville police said. The shooting — which left a 39-year-old woman dead — occurred shortly before noon at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch, Tenn., about 12 miles southeast of downtown Nashville. Police identified the shooter as Emanuel Kidega Samson, 25, of Tennessee, a Sudanese native who they said is a legal resident of the United States and apparently had attended worship services at the church in recent years. Police said Samson will be charged with murder and attempted murder…… At some point, the gunman also pistol-whipped a church usher, causing “significant injuries” to the man, Aaron said. The usher, 22-year-old Robert “Caleb” Engle, confronted the gunman, police said, and during a struggle, Samson was wounded by a shot from his own gun. The usher then ran to his car and retrieved a handgun, police said. Aaron said the usher ensured the gunman did not make any more movements until officers arrived. “It would appear he was not expecting...

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iState NewsWatch – Monday, September 25th, 2017

Today, I put all of my effort into researching, writing and filming one story, an important story, I believe, the Trump v NFL battle over the National Anthem protests.  The angle I took covered why people who fundamentally don’t agree with national anthems in the first place should still pay attention to what’s going on. Since I didn’t get to any other stories, I decided I will still share the links to all the stories I gathered for consideration for today’s NewsWatch. Trump and the NFL Battle Over National Anthem Protests, and Why You Should Care Top Story http://thehill.com/policy/international/352147-merkel-elected-to-fourth-term-as-german-chancellor http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/09/24/553290413/merkel-victorious-in-germany-s-national-election http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/09/25/merkel-wins-fourth-term-germany-far-right-leaders-congratulate-rise-afd     Liberty Podcasts https://www.freedomfeens.com/?p=15075 https://www.corbettreport.com/episode-320-echoes-of-wwi-china-the-us-and-the-next-great-war/ http://profcj.org/ep146/ https://soundcloud.com/thomas-knapp-knappster/episode-137-ok-irmageddon-over-it-now http://theshotgunzzzreport.libsyn.com/ll-52-how-dare-you-say-that-about-my-mother http://www.libertyunderattack.com/black-market-botany-jason-paradise-lua-podcast-53/ http://lolberts.com/archives/923 http://partoftheproblem.libsyn.com/free-speech https://scotthorton.org/92117-trita-parsi-on-the-potential-dangers-of-escalating-tensions-with-iran/ http://solpodcast.org/seeds-of-liberty-podcast-episode-123-state-sponsored-pandemonium/ http://tomwoods.com/bonus-ep-1008-the-battle-over-the-old-latin-mass/     Trending Stores http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-41373977 Madrid Catalan http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4912564/Couple-arrested-ICE-agents-infant-son-s-surgery.html     Liberty Headlines http://undergroundjournalist.org/2017/09/24/police-state-roundup-thousands-homeless-people-mysteriously-disappear-salt-lack-city-streets/ http://news.antiwar.com/2017/09/24/iraq-seeks-to-cut-kurdistan-off-from-world-ahead-of-referendum/ http://www.thedailybell.com/news-analysis/public-school-accuses-5-year-old-of-making-terrorist-threats/ https://danieljmitchell.wordpress.com/2017/09/24/a-libertarian-paradise-in-nigeria/ Liberty Opinion http://www.godarchy.org/2017/09/23/kim-jong-un-has-been-raised-up-by-god/ https://www.coindesk.com/welcome-bitcoin-country-silk-road-lost-threads-agorism/     Gun News https://www.buckeyefirearms.org/senate-bill-180-concealed-carry-modernization-scheduled-first-hearing http://www.guns.com/2017/09/22/gas-station-clerk-suspended-after-shooting-robber/ http://money.cnn.com/2017/09/21/news/companies/silencer-muzzleloader/index.html https://news.bitcoin.com/bank-of-russia-opposes-cryptocurrency-legalization-worried-about-loss-of-control/ http://thelibertarianrepublic.com/22-year-old-with-concealed-carry-stops-tennessee-church-shooter/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/gunman-opens-fire-at-nashville-church-killing-at-least-one/2017/09/24/e88f65dc-a156-11e7-b14f-f41773cd5a14_story.html?utm_term=.1ffe0a09f3d8 http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-tennessee-church-shooting-20170925-story.html http://www.guns.com/2017/09/22/longtime-chicago-anti-gun-advocate-explains-why-she-now-carries-one-audio/ http://www.tactical-life.com/military-and-police/orbital-atk-chain-gun-shoot/#orbital-atk-chain-gun-1       Tech https://www.engadget.com/2017/09/24/faa-drone-regulations-lawsuit-newton/ https://www.technologyreview.com/s/608930/first-evidence-that-offshore-wind-farms-are-changing-the-oceans/ http://www.3ders.org/articles/20170924-michigan-engineers-design-open-source-3d-printed-rotating-lab-mixer.html http://www.3dprintingprogress.com/articles/11679/3d-printed-biomaterials-that-degrade-on-demand     Digital Currency https://squawker.org/technology/breaking-amazon-will-accept-bitcoin-by-october/ https://www.coindesk.com/ethereums-byzantium-testnet-just-verified-private-transaction/     Weird Stories http://wncn.com/2017/09/21/drinking-duo-in-nc-watched-car-lawnmower-burn-while-shooting-at-passing-cars-deputies-say/ http://www.techtimes.com/articles/213758/20170924/skeleton-shows-neanderthal-kids-grew-up-like-modern-human-children.htm http://www.techtimes.com/articles/213754/20170924/look-robot-in-china-successfully-performs-dental-surgery-on-living-person.htm http://www.kearneyhub.com/news/local/records-say-high-speed-chase-started-after-theft-of-color/article_48320430-d4da-5e65-9c21-1ae309a474d3.html     The post iState NewsWatch – Monday, September 25th, 2017 appeared first on iState TV. from...

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Trump and the NFL Battle Over National Anthem Protests, and Why You Should Care

The Battle Over the National Anthem? Donald Trump, Roger Goodell, National Anthem Protests, NFL, NFL Owners http://istate.tv/trump-v-nfl/ President Donald Trump started a firestorm with commentary he offered during a campaign speech in Huntsville Alabama this past Friday, September 22nd.   During that speech, he suggested that NFL owners should “fire the son of a bitch” that refused to stand for the National Anthem.  He also suggested the first owner to do that would be the most popular person the country, at least for a week. Roger Goodell responded to the President’s comments by saying, “The NFL and our players are...

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The Great Chorus of Storm Clouds

Sound the great chorus of storm clouds ‘We whisper, you hear angels and demons ‘We sigh, you hear war machines and steam engines ‘The light crepuscular ‘Eats dawn and dark ‘We are the rolling in, heads of bulls roiled in the sky’s sea foam Drink the flames of bolts from the great chorus of storm clouds ‘We moan, you hear stone statues shattered with dank hammers ‘We shift our bodies, you hear nuclear war sirens dissolving your halcyon Sunday mornings ‘The light is a palimpsest ‘Of hurricane pallor ‘We are the unfurling, the great Jolly Roger covering your field of flags Listen for the still of the great chorus of storm clouds ‘We are the fear puppeteers with our chords of lightning ‘We pull the handle, you dance the paranoia ‘The light is a single candle’s flame ‘resting in the cup of your heart, which has become a projector casting demons and angels From a single candle’s flame Sing no more the chorus, but sing alone Sing Alone The great chorus of storm clouds then Becomes The sound of a soft breeze over the glassy velvet of still seas The post The Great Chorus of Storm Clouds appeared first on iState TV. from...

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Uber Loses London Licensing in Stunning Ruling by Transport for London

London Calling Uber No More https://youtu.be/Uyd8eJacF_Y Uber, Transport for London, TfL, Licencing, London Taxis, London Public Transportation Uber is no longer available to Londoners anymore thanks to a recent decision by Transport for London (TfL) that Uber’s current private hire operator’s license would not be re-issued when it expires this September 30th. It seems the London government is no longer in the mood to grant human beings the freedom licenses arbitrarily needed to use their own vehicles to pick people up and deliver them to the destination of their choice. It also seems that the London government is no...

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iState NewsWatch – Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Today’s Date- September 21st, 2017.  We feature two stories of gov getting in the way in Florida after Irma, plus news about Tupac that will shock you. Commentary Florida Regs Delay Power Restoration for Thousands After Irma from istate.tv Hurricane Irma hit Florida September 10th, 2017.  As of the writing of this article, September 21st, 11 days after Irma struck, more than 100,000 people are still without power.  If you’re a State Senator, however, you can be sure that you are not one of those 100,000 people (read our article here). If you’re not one of the politicians that work...

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The Latest Shock News From Fox News Exposes Samantha Power as an Unmasking Troll

Samantha Power- Unmasking Troll Fox News is claiming, through unnamed sources, that Samantha Power, the former U.S Ambassador  to the UN, is a serial unmasker.  Apparently, the Ambassador somehow needed to have the names of Americans who were being spied on by the NSA.  I am not sure what an Ambassador needs with information like that, but there you have it.  Of course, this is my surprised face at this news….    Yep,  that’s about as surprised as I get at news that the government spied on you and shared that information inappropriately with other government agents.  But enjoy...

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