Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Detectives Recover Historic Colt Revolvers Stolen from Museum in 1998

How's this for fun. You buy a house and one day you are in the attic and find this box stuffed in the insulation. You open it up and it has two 19th century Colt revolvers in it! Too bad the guy who owned the house before you stole them from the local museum :-(


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Invasive Personal Privacy Legislation Passes Committee!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010
On Monday, November 15, the New Jersey State Government, Wagering and Tourism Committee approved S2379 by a 3 to 1 vote.  Introduced by State Senator’s Barbara Buono (D-18) and Loretta Weinberg (D-37), this legislation would require organizations such as the NRA and the Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs (ANJRPC), to send information regarding their contributions to the government.

Specifically, S2379 would mandate that any “issue advocacy organization” classified under IRS Code as a 501(C)(3), 501(C)(4) or 527 that engages in the election or defeat of any person to state or local elective office; the passage or defeat of any public question; or that provides political information on any candidate, submit the names and addresses of contributors and their employers to the Election Law Enforcement Commission.

At this time, S2379 has yet to be scheduled for debate on the Senate floor, so please continue to check your email and www.NRAILA.org for any new developments.  In the mean time, please begin contacting your State Senator and respectfully urge him or her to oppose S2379! 

Monday, November 15, 2010

A letter from Senator Jeff Van Drew regarding S2264

Below is a letter from Senator Jeff Van Drew, transcribed verbatim. A link to the scanned document is available HERE:

Dear Mr. Steele,

I am writing to you today because you have recently contacted my office with regards to Senate bill 2264, which dramatically improves the process by which New Jersey residents to apply for, and receive, a handgun carry permit.

I first wanted to thank you for your support of my initiative. As you well know, New Jersey is the most restrictive state in the nation with respect to a citizen's right to carry. I firmly believe that New Jersey has gone overboard in its regulation of guns and that is whi I, along with my Assembly colleagues Nelson Albano and Matthew Milam, have introduced this important, and common sense, legislation.

Agter hearing from thousands of citizens, like you, from around the State of New Jersey, I have decided to introduce a new piece of legislation that would mirror S2264 in every way - namely that an applicant for a permit to carry would no longer have to establish the court standard 'justifiable need," but rather simply show that they are "qualified" to carry - with one exception. I will be lowering the application fee from $500 to $100.

I, along with Assemblyman Albano and Assemblyman Milam, will be introducing this new legislation in the next week, and will likewise withdraw S2264. After careful reflection, I simply believe that $500 is too much. We must not continue to fund the State's coughers on the backs of hard working New Jerseyans. Once we have introduced this new bill, I will write to you again to provide you with some additional information, including the new bill number and how you can track its progress online as we move through this tough process.

As I said in my previous letter to you, I cannot promise that this initiative will pass, but I do promise that my Assembly colleagues and I will do everything in our power to move it forward and continue the debate over our Second Amendment rights.

Best wishes,


Senator, 1st District

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Self Defense: (MA) Man defends himself with knife after traffic accident

So, if you are involved in an accident, pull over to the side of the road to exchange paperwork, and someone stuck in traffic that was NOT involved in the accident assaults you - don't defend yourself - at least not in MA - not!


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Self Defense: (NJ) Madison man successfully defends himself with a bat

When I first read this I thought, 'finally the Star Ledger is being impartial', until I looked closely at the hyperlink to the story. Even though the headline reads 'Madison resident will not be charged...' the URL is to a web page titled 'madison_man_is_hospitalized' - guess the criminal is the victim again ... (sarcasm intentional).


Sunday, November 7, 2010

Self Defense : (TX) Deadly Home Invasion

I am starting a new series of posts called 'Self Defense'. I will posting articles about how law-abiding citizens around the country have successfully defended themselves using their firearms.

This first one comes from Texas, where two men with a violent history, attempting to do harm to a homeowner. One of them died, and the other is still in the hospital.