In the wake of the December 15 hostage situation in which an armed man held unarmed Australians at gunpoint for hours, former Sydney Deputy Mayor Nick Adams is calling for a gun ban to be lifted so Australians can defend themselves.
Adams said he believes if there was ever a time Australians wanted to have a gun, it was December 15.
He told Fox News that he thinks gun laws will soon be revisited–that “Australians are now beginning to realize what it is for the bad guys to have guns and for the good people not to.” He said a lot of Australians woke up when the crisis was over and thought about how different things “could have been if someone did have a gun on them to stop this terrible, awful ordeal.”
“Why should we give advantage to the bad guys, whether they’re criminals … [or] they’re terrorists?” he asked.
Adams said the hostage situation helped Australians realize that gun control is “enabling the bad people to carry out their agenda a lot more easily, a lot more freely than they may otherwise have.”
Local businessman and former gun shop owner Jeremy Alcede is in the federal lock-up in downtown Houston according to a close friend who says he was taken into custody at gunpoint on South Mason Road Tuesday. We’re told Alcede is being held on a Contempt of Court charge for allegedly not handing over the Facebook page password of his former business Tactical Firearms. The source says Alcede has changed the name of the page and it takes 14 days for the transfer to take place.
The source says she was with Alcede when federal agents and Fort Bend County Deputies pulled them over, drew their guns and took him into custody. According to the source a federal agent said Alcede was considered “armed and dangerous.”
The Facebook battle is part of the bankruptcy proceeding where Alceede recently lost his business to a minority partner according to our source.
“They’ve taken everything from him and now they arrest him over a Facebook page,” the source said.
Alcede is known for his anti-Obama messages on the marquee of his former businesses sign. His signs gained a great deal of media attention. Now the man who posted anti-Obama messages is in a prison controlled by Obama’s federal justice department.
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Alcede is an Army veteran who fought in Desert Storm. He’s also know for helping numerous veteran’s organizations. He’s a single father of three children.
Support for gun rights is higher than it’s been in decades, according to the latest data from the Pew Research Center that signals a stunning turnaround in how Americans feel about the issue just two years after the Newtown school shooting.
Pew found that 52 percent of Americans say Second Amendment rights are more important than gun control — up 7 percentage points from just after the December 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that left 20 schoolchildren and six faculty dead.
That’s the highest approval rating in two decades, and it’s being driven in part by changing attitudes among black Americans, who are increasingly likely to view guns as good for public safety.
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The Beloit, Wisconsin Police Department today withdrew an offer made by Chief Norm Jacobs to have officers search homes for firearms after publicity over the proposal created a public outcry across the Internet.
The announcement came from the office of City Manager Larry N. Arft. The three-paragraph announcement noted that, “While the program was strictly voluntary and required a signed release before police could enter a residence, numerous individuals have expressed concerns about the fact that people’s homes would be inspected or searched as part of the process.”
That much may be an understatement. Since the story first surfaced a few days ago, it has swept across the Internet. Gun rights activists across the country expressed concerns that this amounted to warrantless searches.
In an interview with Examiner, Beloit City Manager Larry Arft said the initial announcement by Chief Jacobs noted that there would have to be a signed release from the homeowner or tenant before an officer would enter the premises. That, however, seemed to disappear in the discussion to the point that Arft said the proposal, “got grossly misrepresented in the social media.”
He told Examiner that the proposal was not submitted to the legal office for review before it went public. Now that the plan has been withdrawn, the press release did say that the department would be submitting the plan to the legal office “for further review.” Arft noted, however, that he doubts it will be offered again because there is already a mechanism for people to report guns to police to have them removed from private property.
Read the rest of the article: http://www.examiner.com/article/breaking-beloit-police-withdraws-chief-s-offer-of-home-searches-for-guns