Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Philadelphia Gestapo unrepentant: "Fiorino said he sat handcuffed in a police wagon while the officers made numerous phone calls to supervisors, trying to find out if they could lock him up. When they learned that they were in the wrong, they let him go. But only temporarily. Fiorino posted the audio recordings on youtube, and now they are harassing him again. A new investigation was launched, and last month the District Attorney's Office decided to charge Fiorino with reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct because, a spokeswoman said, he refused to cooperate with police... He's scheduled for trial in July. If one listens to the audiotapes, it's hard to imagine how a reasonable person could charge Fiorino (and not the cops) for disorderly conduct. [Update on story posted here on 16th]

CA: Federal judge ignores 2nd Amendment: "A federal judge ruled Monday there is no constitutional right to carry a hidden gun in public — a decision that dealt a setback to gun-rights advocates who had challenged how much discretion California law enforcement officials have in issuing concealed weapons permits. U.S. District Court Judge Morrison England Jr. in Sacramento supported a policy by Yolo County Sheriff Ed Prieto that says applicants must have a reason, such as a safety threat, to legally carry a concealed weapon in his county northwest of Sacramento."

IL: Concealed carry ban heads to court: "Two Illinois citizens, backed by a Washington-based pro-gun group, filed suit in federal court asking that the state's ban on both concealed carry and open carry of firearms be declared unconstitutional. Michael Moore, of Champaign, and Charles Hooks, farmer from Percy, have taken a play from the liberal playbook and are using the courts to get around opposition from the state legislature and Governor."

Mexicans take up arms in self-defense: "Five years into President Felipe Calderon’s war with the drug cartels, a growing number of Mexicans are tired of shopworn excuses from a government which appears to be incapable of protecting the public from murderers and kidnappers. Life in a country which is increasingly being recognized as a 'failed state' is leading more and more citizens to the realization that self-defense is the right and responsibility of every human being. That realization is leading to more and more Mexicans procuring firearms, often despite the Mexican regime’s harsh laws regulating their ownership."

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