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Posted 1 year ago in Criminal Law gun rights by Josh Crank  
Pistol-Packing Patron Shoots Armed Waffle House Robber

A would-be armed robber who police say brandished a gun inside a suburban Atlanta Waffle House was shot by an off-duty security guard who was dining at the counter. The security guard, Chad Pollard, was grabbing a 2 a.m. bite with his friend, off-duty Atlanta Police officer Jonathan Sutton. That’s when 21-year-old Ashton MacAfee entered the restaurant with a black bandana concealing his face. He flashed a silver handgun and ordered the cashier to empty the register before pointing his …

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Posted 1 year ago in Government Your Personal Rights by Michele Bowman  
Can You Shoot a Drone Out of the Sky Above Your Property?

Drones continue to worry privacy advocates and landowners, and lawmakers are starting to take note. In the meantime, some have wondered if it’s legal to shoot a privacy-invading drone out of the sky – no one’s in it, that’s for sure.    FAA Tasked with Introducing Drones Drones are unmanned, remote-control vehicles, some of which can fly. Their increasing use has caused many states and privacy advocates concern. Drone operators can fly the things under 400 feet under current FAA …

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Posted 1 year ago in gun rights Immigration by Michele Bowman  
Legal Aliens Have Right to Carry Concealed Weapons, Courts Say

A gun rights group is fighting in court to arm legal immigrants, filing lawsuits over the Second Amendment’s application to those who are in the country legally and want to tote weapons. In Nebraska and New Mexico, the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) says gun laws that restrict conceal carry permits to U.S. citizens unconstitutionally prohibit legal immigrants from carrying concealed weapons. And judges are agreeing.   One State at a Time  In New Mexico, on Mar. 30, a federal court issued …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law by Jennifer King  
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Gang Members Arrested After Friending Cop on Facebook Your parents probably told you never to talk to strangers. Fourteen Brooklyn gang members learned that lesson the hard way—and now they’re facing hard time in prison. The men accepted Facebook friend requests from a local police officer, who used information gleaned from their online chatter to catch gang members as they robbed homes. Find Out More…   Cops Sideline NFL Players for DUI Professional football players across the country grabbed headlines earlier …

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Posted 2 years ago in Crime Criminal Law Government Your Personal Rights by Richard Dahl  
Bloomberg to Congress: Stop Kowtowing to the Gun Lobby

New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has called upon Congress to enact tougher guns laws after four of his city’s police officers were shot and wounded while responding to a hostage situation in Brooklyn on April 8. Those shootings brought to eight the number of NYPD officers who have been shot in recent months—one of them resulting in a fatality—and, according to Bloomberg, all the guns used in those events were illegally owned. “And make no mistake: It will …

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