BREAKING: THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A GUN FREE ZONE


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(Jack Mullen) – Gun-free zones are a magnet for those who want to kill many people quickly. Even the most ardent gun control advocate would never put Gun-Free Zone signs on their home. Lets stop finally putting them elsewhere. – John Lott Jr.

Theorem: There are NO GUN FREE ZONES

“Gun Free Zones” are bounded regions where law abiding people are not allowed to be armed – formally being disarmed before entering.  Gun Free Zones in Public Spaces (GFZPS) are a violation of the Constitution for the United States, violate many State Constitutions, and, more importantly, violate Natural Law.

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02FEB2014: Police Dig Into the Underwear of Pulled Over Drivers using weapons and drugs as excuse


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Editorial Comment: As you can clearly see and hear by the excuses that the Drug Task Force Commander, Wesley Nunn gives… as long as they can say they were searching for weapons for their safety then it is their justification for molesting drivers at will…? Hummmm. 

(Amanda Warren) Drivers and passengers in the Atlanta, Georgia area are coming forward after feeling sexually violated by police. People pulled over for minor traffic stops or registration checks are shocked to find out that the alternative to going down to the station meant officers sticking their bare fingers into underwear, touching the genitals.

For the record, not even the most broadly written, police-state favorable laws are supporting these actions. Yet, the police are confidently acting on them as though they “have permission” and have the right within the confines of law. There isn’t even “probable cause” in the report below.

Terry Phillips  was only the passenger when his wife was pulled over by Forest Park police for suspended registration.

He is clearly protesting in this dash cam video here, where he is conveniently taken outside the camera view, “for his privacy.” The police officer who tells him he is suspected for possession of drugs later says, “Did I say…?” and continues to emphasize how much privacy he has, as though he should be grateful.

Phillips describes his experience:

He was like, ‘Just unbuckle all your clothes,’ and put his hands down inside my pants.

His attorney, Mark Bullman, says:

That’s a general strip-search, which you’re not allowed to do. Unless it’s an emergency or it’s done in a controlled environment by professional people w[h]ere other people aren’t there to look in a public setting.

If you pat the outside of someone’s pants you can clearly identify whether or not somebody has a firearm or something of that nature. You can’t be moving people’s clothing and opening them, particularly in situations where there’s not been a custodial arrest.

Notably, the people handcuffed and/or searched believed they were only saying yes to a pat-down search not excessive handling, groping, hands up shorts and bare hands inside underpants and fondling parts. Presumably, they would not have permitted that kind of personal violation, which is why lawsuits are forthcoming.

The moral of the story to drivers and passengers in Georgia is, as the news reporter concludes – DO NOT GIVE PERMISSION FOR A SEARCH. Never say “yes,” never imply it’s okay. A question nags: what happens to people who say “no,” thereby revoking “verbal consent”?

Unfortunately, little is said about what happens if you are taken to the station for a private search when you deny permission for a roadside body search. The news video seems to imply that you would be searched in the station, and can only avoid the added embarrassment of roadside publicity. But would you be taken to the station at all if you said, “NO”?

And why are people in minor stops having to get out of the vehicle at all or placed in handcuffs?

WATCH VIDEO: http://www.wsbtv.com/videos/news/roadside-violation-drivers-passengers-say-police/vCPkQP/

-Read more: http://www.activistpost.com/2014/01/police-dig-into-underwear-of-pulled.html

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24OCT2013: Dept. of Education Builds Up Massive Arsenal Of Firearms


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(Kit Daniels) – Education Department has spent over $100K in handguns and shotguns.

Since at least 2001, the U.S. Department of Education has been building a massive arsenal of guns purchased through steep discounts orchestrated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the U.S. Capitol Police.

The Education Department’s Office of the Inspector General somehow found it necessary to spend over $80,000 on Glock pistols and over $17,000 on Remington shotguns in the past seven years for investigations into “fraud, waste or abuse of Department of Education funds.”

In July alone, the OIG purchased 30 Glock 27s for a total of $10,800, according todocuments released by Muckrock.

Overall, the Dept. of Education is estimated to have over 200 handguns and at least 27 shotguns.

The shotguns even came with Wilson Combat Sights.

“I believe the requested firearms and parts are essential for the safe, effective and efficient operations of [OIG] Investigation Services,” Mary Mitchelson, the former Dept. of Education Inspector General, wrote in a February 2010 memo.

Prior to receiving a firearm, Dept. of Education OIG special agents must complete a training course conducted by the Department of Homeland Security.

In one memo in particular, the OIG requested “10 additional Glock 27 pistols” due to an “increase in hiring.”

Ironically, the Education Dept. is not the only federal agency expanding its firepower outside of the Dept. of Justice.

Back in July, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration bought 72,000 rounds of .40 Smith & Wesson.

The year before, the National Weather Service made a solicitation for 46,000 rounds of .40 caliber jacketed hollow point ammunition.

Also in 2012, the Social Security Administration purchased 174,000 rounds of 125 grain .357 SIG hollow point ammunition to be delivered to 41 locations across America.

SIG Sauer developed the .357 SIG to be the equivalent of the powerful 125 grain .357 Magnum load in common use by lawmen throughout most of the Cold War.

The Department of Homeland Security bought so much ammo last year that it even began censoring the quantity of rounds the agency sought in its solicitations posted on the FedBizOpps web site.

It has been estimated that DHS stockpiled at least two billion rounds of ammunition, enough to sustain the war in Iraq for 24 years.

While the Dept. of Education continues to purchase guns at ease with a steep discount, law-abiding Americans on the other hand are struggling to even find firearms at retail prices in gun stores across America.

Read original: http://www.infowars.com/dept-of-education-builds-up-massive-gun-arsenal/

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17OCT2013: ARIZONA – WEAPONS TACTICAL SIMULATION TRAINING W/ACTORS


(YumaSun) – Marines will take to the skies Friday as part of the annual Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course held each year at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma.

This year, simulated exercises will be held at four locations around Yuma: Kiwanis Park, Trinity Christian Center, Crane Middle School and Yuma Regional Medical Center.

Under the training scenario, a friendly host country will ask for assistance from the American military as part of a humanitarian assistance exercise, said Capt. Jamie Glines.

Eight aircraft will be involved in the exercise, including CH-53 Assault Support and UH-1 Assault Support helicopters.

The first aircraft are expected to launch at 4 p.m., with several waves of helicopters landing at Kiwanis Park between 5-10 p.m., and multiple landings at Trinity Christian Center and YRMC throughout the evening.

Spectators are welcome to come out and witness the training, MCAS Yuma officials said.

For safety purposes, no ordnance will be carried on any aircraft or personnel, and those participating in the role playing will be dressed in civilian clothes with reflective belts.

Base officials ask that any spectators follow the instructions of local authorities to ensure the safety of everyone involved.

Read more: http://www.yumasun.com/articles/yuma-90148-held-exercises.html#ixzz2hzEY0ozc

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Update: 19Feb2013: Georgia police acquired $200 million worth of military-grade vehicles and weapons through DoD


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Mayday! Georgia police acquired $200 million worth of military-grade vehicles and weapons through DoD

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(End The Lie) – Some 600 police departments and sheriff’s offices in Georgia have joined the many law enforcement agencies nationwide using military-grade equipment, once again raising concerns around local law enforcement’s need for such heavy duty weaponry.

As I reported in 2011, the Pentagon gives away military equipment to law enforcement agencies under the 1033 program in addition to military robots provided by the Department of Defense, police use of armored surveillance vehicles provided for nearly nothing by corporations, law enforcement use of tanks and armored personnel carriers and drones.

According to Georgia’s Department of Public Safety, the military equipment and weaponry owned by law enforcement agencies in the state is worth some $200 million, some of which is possessed by tiny departments with less than 20 officers.

In an attempt to justify this militarization, Bloomingdale Police Chief Roy Pike told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that “officers ‘are armed to meet any threat,’ so criminals should just stay away.”

“Having the equipment precludes having to use it,” Pike said. “In the 20 years I’ve been here, we haven’t had to use deadly force against anybody.”

Yet Pike’s department, with a mere 13 officers, acquired a grenade launcher for shooting tear gas, two M14 semiautomatic rifles and two semiautomatic M16 rifles all through the Pentagon’s 1033 program, according to the Journal-Constitution.

The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, which had 117 sworn law enforcement officers as of 2010, according to their most recent annual report on their website, similarly obtained four grenade launchers.

Highlighting the absurdity and complete lack of necessity behind these acquisitions, the Journal-Constitution reported, “Several local law enforcement officials said if their agencies had to buy the stuff, they’d just do without most of it. But since it’s donated, they find a place for it.”

In other words, they really don’t need it, but since the military is giving it away, they take it anyway and simply “find a place for it,” whatever that means.

Emphasizing the absurdity of this type of activity, Tim Lynch, the director of the Cato Institute’s Project on Criminal Justice said, “When this equipment is given away, police departments start saying, ‘Let’s grab it.’”

Once the military equipment is in the hands of law enforcement agencies, “we have militarized units going into the community in situations where they aren’t warranted,” Lynch said.

Lynch is also the editor of two books, has published articles in law journals and major newspapers, made appearances on national news shows, a member of the Wisconsin, District of Colombia and Supreme Court bars and is heavily involved with the Cato Institute’s National Police Misconduct Reporting Project.

“This is one of the most alarming trends in American policing,” Lynch said, referring to the increasingly common militarization of local law enforcement.

“We used to call them peace officers and they would treat people … with more respect and civility,” he said to the Journal-Constitution. “We’re getting away from that. We’re getting into these military tactics and mindset that the people they (police) come into contact with are the enemy … and part of this is the militarized units in police departments.”

Indeed, it is only logical that the militarized training and military-grade equipment would create a military mindset officers who should be trained to protect and serve.

According to Georgia state records, some of the acquisitions include:

  • One armored truck, 106 M16s and eight M14s for the Cobb County Police Department (in addition to a second armored vehicle purchased using federal grant funds)
  • One armored personnel carrier, 15 M16s and 12 M14s for the Newnan Police Department
  • Two armored personnel carriers and 16 M15 rifles for the Waycross Police Department
  • One armored personnel carrier and 17 M14 rifles for the Cartersville Police Department
  • One helicopter, one armored truck, 11 M16s and five M14s for the Clayton County Police Department
  • One armored personnel carrier for the Doraville Police Department
  • One armored truck for the Georgia Department of Corrections
  • Seven armored vehicles for the Georgia Department of Homeland Security
  • Armored trucks for the Sandy Springs Police Department and Pelham Police Department along with the Gordon, Morgan, Oconee, Pickens and Walton county sheriff’s offices

Overall, some 600 law enforcement agencies in Georgia have obtained 3,532 military-grade rifles, eight grenade launchers, 26 armored trucks/personnel carriers and 26 “unaccounted for weapons,” according to the Journal-Constitution.

According to state records, the U.S. Department of Defense values each of the armored personnel carriers at nearly $245,000 and each of the armored trucks around $65,000.

State records did not list a value for the rifles or grenade launchers, although one can assume that they’re not all that cheap.

Unsurprisingly, proponents of the program claim they save lives – even though, as shown above, agencies say they could do without it if they had to actually buy it – and there is a waiting list of agencies itching to get their hands on armored vehicles and military weapons.

“It gives the … SWAT guys a protection to where they can get closer to the folks shooting at them,” said Don Sherrod.

Sherrod is the Director of Excess Property for the Georgia Department of Public Safety and overseer of the program for the Department of Defense.

According to the Georgia Department of Public Safety, “Excess Property was formally created in 1991 to provide a coordinated means for state and local law enforcement agencies to obtain excess Department of Defense (DOD) equipment.”

Excess Property also assists law enforcement agencies in purchasing equipment using Federal government contracts.

“When you pull up in something … and the bullets start bouncing off, they (criminals) give up,” Sherrod said.

While the Cobb County Police Department said their SWAT team uses their armored vehicles to remove people from a “hot zone” or get officers closer to a “volatile situation,” other agencies have not even used their equipment.

Captain Craig Dodson of the Carroll County Sherrif’s Office, for example, said they haven’t used their grenade launchers or any of their 65 M16 rifles.

“Our goal is to try to equip every patrolman in the law enforcement division with a rifle,” Dodson told the Journal-Constitution.

“The M16 … gives you more capability to penetrate body armor or to make long-distance shots if you are not able to get closer,” Dodson continued. “It’s a safety blanket. We ask people to go out and do a job, and we want to give them the tools to be safe and do the job.”

The Journal-Constitution cites several local residents who are quite concerned by this military buildup.

“What are we headed to?” Asked Candace Garrett Daly, a Cobb County resident. “Whatever it is seems to be already in motion at a breakneck speed. The police are preparing for an enemy. My question is, ‘Who is the enemy?’”

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UPDATE: The Journal-Constitution article states that the M-16 rifles were converted to semi-automatic.

See original Article here: http://EndtheLie.com/2013/02/01/georgia-police-acquired-200-million-worth-of-military-grade-vehicles-and-weapons-through-dod/#axzz2LMxbrZZF

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