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At the Oklahoma Capitol, a Sheriff Clarke fan club?

By   /  March 8, 2013  /  News, Oklahoma  /  1 Comment

State Sen. Ralph Shortey, R-Oklahoma City, is among a group of state legislators cheering a new video featuring  Milwaukee County (WI) Sheriff David Clarke's remarks about gun rights.

Part 6 of 6 in the series On Your Own By Patrick B. McGuigan | CapitolBeatOK OKLAHOMA CITY – Milwaukee (WI) County Sheriff David Clarke now has a fan club at the Oklahoma state Capitol – figuratively, if not literally. Videographer James O’Keefe’s new “You Tube” video chronicles hidden-camera visits to several urban police departments, […]

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Under assault in IL? Call 911, then hide

By   /  March 6, 2013  /  Illinois, News  /  No Comments

BIG GUN: Sgt. Mark Marianovich, left, a SWAT coordinator for the Chicago Police Department, and Deputy Superintendent of the Chicago Police Alfonza Wysinger, right, testify recently during a House Committee hearing on assault weapons at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield Ill.

Part 4 of 6 in the series On Your Own   By Benjamin Yount | Illinois Watchdog SPRINGFIELD  —  Did you like playing hide and seek as a child? Then you are exactly the type of person Illinois police officers and lawmakers want to talk to when you call 911. You see the politicians and […]

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CO: It’s lawmakers vs. cops on gun control

By   /  March 6, 2013  /  Colorado, News  /  3 Comments

PRO CONTROL: Protesters rally in January at the Colorado Capitol in Denver urging for stronger gun-control laws.

DENVER — Colorado was once one of the most lenient gun-control states, but now a slate of Democratic-sponsored bills could change all that and give the state a greater say in who carries a weapon.

As one legislative aide put it, “It is the Wild West out here.”

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Someone breaking in? Grab your gun, call police

By   /  March 6, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

Gun rights advocates rally last month at the Oregon capitol.

Part 3 of 6 in the series On Your Own By Shelby Sebens | Northwest Watchdog PORTLAND — It’s likely Oregonians will be able to grab their guns to ward off intruders or potential predators given the backlash that proposed strict gun-control legislation received recently. Lawmakers pushing the bills that drew major protests and national attention, […]

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O’Keefe video lampoons cops for advice on handling intruders

By   /  March 6, 2013  /  Virginia  /  No Comments

SECOND AMENDMENT: One Virginia delegate puts pressure on lawmakers, not police, to allow citizens to protect themselves.

ALEXANDRIA — An undercover video produced by James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas paints scene after scene of police officers flummoxed by one simple question.

What should someone do if there is an intruder in their home and the police aren’t there yet?

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Annie, get your gun! You’re gonna need it

By   /  March 6, 2013  /  News, Wisconsin  /  8 Comments

UNDER FIRE: Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke drew flak for a public service announcement urging residents to defend themselves. (AP photo)

Part 1 of 6 in the series On Your Own   By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter MADISON – Conservative activist and all-around muckraker James O’Keefe’s latest hidden-camera video draws inspiration from Milwaukee County’s controversial sheriff, amid the national battle over guns. O’Keefe’s Project Veritas on Wednesday is releasing, “On Your Own” (with accompanying Twitter […]

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