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Mexico Warns Texas on Birthright; Oh Really?
<div class="field field-name-field-news-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img src="http://outdoorpatriot.com/sites/default/files/styles/news_article_pic/public/news-images/problems-with-illegal-immigration.jpg?itok=yvb23UbS" width="250" height="111" alt="Mexico Warns Texas on Birthright" title="Mexico Warns Texas on Birthright" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>The Mexican government is warning that Texas’ denial of birth certificates for U.S. children born here to undocumented immigrants stands to imperil the relationship between Mexico and the Lone Star State.</p> <p>The concern was raised in an amicus brief filed Monday evening to lend support to immigrants parents who sued Texas after being denied birth certificates for their U.S.-born children, even after showing their “matrículas,” the ID cards issued by the Mexican Consulate to undocumented immigrants.</p> <p>Mexico says the practice stands in stark contrast to the historical practice among countries to accept passports or other forms of ID to issue birth certificates.</p> <p>“[It] not only jeopardizes their dignity and well-being, but could threaten the unique relationship between Mexico and Texas,” the Mexican government said in a brief tied to a lawsuit filed against the state by Texas Civil Rights Project and Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid.</p> <p>The lawsuit, the Texas Tribune reported, was filed on behalf of six U.S. citizen children and their undocumented parents, who came from Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala. Other groups since have joined the suit.</p> <p>A main point of contention is the all-out refusal at some county registrars offices to accept as a valid form of ID anything short of a U.S. visa or consulate ID card, the Tribune said.</p> <p>The families who are suing say that Texas is violating the 14th amendment and that the state is superseding federal immigration laws.</p> <p>Texas officials are claiming sovereignty issues and argue that the United States cannot fight them.</p> <p>They long have said that consulate-issued identification cards are not considered reliable forms of ID.</p> <p>The Mexican government is requesting that Texas be clear about what two forms of ID it will accept in order to give the children U.S. birth certificate.</p> <p>“Our argument isn’t ‘yes matrícula, no matrícula,’” said attorney Jennifer Harbury, who represents the families, to the Tribune. “The argument is ‘what will you take that people can actually get?’ They have to take something. [The children] were born here. They are U.S. citizens.”</p> <p>The amicus brief also claims that denying the children U.S. birth certificates blocks their claims to Mexican citizenship. A child born to Mexican parents has that right but must show proof of identity. Infringing on that is a violation of international law, the brief states.</p> <p>Mexican Consulate officials argue that the matrícula is, in many ways, more secure because it includes biometric technology, unlike the driver’s licenses in some states.</p> <p>They say a parent’s undocumented status should not affect a child’s ability to obtain a birth certificate.</p> <p>“We think that they are not immigration authorities,” he said. “The passport is the official way to identify oneself.”</p> <p>SOURCE: Fox News Latino<br /><a href="http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2015/08/27/mexico-warns-texas-not-to-refuse-its-babies-usbirth-certificates/">http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2015/08/27/mexico-warns-texas-not-...</a></p> </div></div></div><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/OutdoorPatriot?a=yTOMp3L5pfM:kavLnpw3Isk:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/OutdoorPatriot?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/OutdoorPatriot?a=yTOMp3L5pfM:kavLnpw3Isk:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/OutdoorPatriot?i=yTOMp3L5pfM:kavLnpw3Isk:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/OutdoorPatriot/~4/yTOMp3L5pfM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Kerry Signs UN Gun Ban Treaty Defying Senate
<div class="field field-name-field-news-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img src="http://outdoorpatriot.com/sites/default/files/styles/news_article_pic/public/news-images/JohnKerry-e1438274775665-640x417.jpg?itok=PHs_bb2g" width="250" height="163" alt="Kerry Signs UN Gun Ban Treaty Defying Senate" title="Kerry Signs UN Gun Ban Treaty Defying Senate" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>If U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has his way the United Nations will be able to say if Americans are allowed to have their Second Amendment rights. He has just signed an anti-gun treaty with the United Nations that the U.S. Senate has already said it is against.</p> <p>The treaty Kerry signed without authorization from the Senate would create an un-Constitutional registry of all US gun buyers and would lead to the UN controlling American’s gun rights.</p> <p>Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday signed a controversial U.N. treaty on arms regulation, riling U.S. lawmakers who vow the Senate will not ratify the agreement.</p> <p>As he signed the document, Kerry called the treaty a “significant step” in addressing illegal gun sales, while claiming it would also protect gun rights.</p> <p>“This is about keeping weapons out of the hands of terrorists and rogue actors. This is about reducing the risk of international transfers of conventional arms that will be used to carry out the world’s worst crimes. This is about keeping Americans safe and keeping America strong,” he said. “This treaty will not diminish anyone’s freedom. In fact, the treaty recognizes the freedom of both individuals and states to obtain, possess, and use arms for legitimate purposes.”</p> <p>U.S. lawmakers, though, have long claimed the treaty could lead to new gun control measures. They note the U.S. Senate has final say on whether to approve the agreement.</p> <p>Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., in a letter to President Obama, urged his administration not to take any action to implement the treaty without the consent of the Senate.</p> <p>He claimed the treaty raises “fundamental issues” concerning “individual rights protected by the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution.”</p> <p>The National Rifle Association blasted the plan, claiming it would impose an “invasive registration scheme” by requiring importing countries to give exporting countries information on “end users.”</p> <p>“The Obama administration is once again demonstrating its contempt for our fundamental, individual Right to Keep and Bear Arms,” Chris Cox, executive director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action, said in a statement. “These are blatant attacks on the constitutional rights and liberties of every law-abiding American. The NRA will continue to fight this assault on our fundamental freedom.”</p> <p>Once again Obama’s regime tries to end the Second Amendment by stealth.</p> <p>SOURCE: <a href="http://gopthedailydose.com/2015/08/27/secretary-of-state-john-kerry-signs-united-nations-gun-ban-treaty-against-wishes-of-u-s-senate/">http://gopthedailydose.com/2015/08/27/secretary-of-state-john-kerry-sign...</a></p> </div></div></div><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/OutdoorPatriot?a=AI4rP9SdcsM:gE_n9tb91Zs:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/OutdoorPatriot?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/OutdoorPatriot?a=AI4rP9SdcsM:gE_n9tb91Zs:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/OutdoorPatriot?i=AI4rP9SdcsM:gE_n9tb91Zs:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/OutdoorPatriot/~4/AI4rP9SdcsM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Will Preppers Be The Last Ones Standing?
<div class="field field-name-field-news-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img src="http://outdoorpatriot.com/sites/default/files/styles/news_article_pic/public/news-images/Doomsday-Preppers.jpg?itok=1nd4gEqR" width="250" height="166" alt="Will Preppers Be The Last Ones Standing?" title="Will Preppers Be The Last Ones Standing?" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>These days the world is a scary place to live in. If there's not an asteroid on its way to obliterate us or terrorists plotting our imminent downfall, there's the dangers of giant online data hacks or complete economic collapse. But when the end does arrive, there are a few people who aren't just able to cope with the apocalypse —they've been actively preparing for it.</p> <p>These people call themselves 'preppers' or 'survivalists' and they belong to a vast underground community. When the ATMs stop running or the internet goes down, they'll be the ones that make it out alive.</p> <p>"Its a huge community, especially in the States. But in the UK it's becoming more and more recognized," explained Steve Hart, the man behind the UK's top prepping website: ukpreppersguide.co.uk.</p> <p>'If the internet goes down, half the planet will come to a standstill': why 'preppers' will be the last ones standing</p> <p>As we rely more and more on technology, Mirror Online meets a survival expert that tells it like it is.</p> <p>These days the world is a scary place to live in.</p> <p>If there's not an asteroid on its way to obliterate us or terrorists plotting our imminent downfall, there's the dangers of giant online data hacks or complete economic collapse.</p> <p>But when the end does arrive, there are a few people who aren't just able to cope with the apocalypse - they've been actively preparing for it.</p> <p>These people call themselves 'preppers' or 'survivalists' and they belong to a vast underground community. When the ATMs stop running or the internet goes down, they'll be the ones that make it out alive.</p> <p>"Its a huge community, especially in the States. But in the UK it's becoming more and more recognised," explained Steve Hart, the man behind the UK's top prepping website: ukpreppersguide.co.uk.</p> <p>"Prepping itself is just another form of insurance. People have life, car or pet insurance for the "what ifs" - this is just looking at a "what if" from a slightly different perspective.</p> <p>"What if a serious earthquake hits? Or a tsunami or a volcano or even a bio-terrorism attack," said Steve, whose website racks up around 100,000 hits a month.</p> <p>Admittedly, those situations are a little unlikely - but 59-year-old Steve sets us straight pretty quickly.</p> <p>"What if the government starts acting up? That's the number one fear among most preppers: economic collapse.</p> <p>"The next thing you know the whole world is plummeting down to a position you can't get out of."</p> <p>And technology?</p> <p>"If anything to do with the internet goes down, half the planet will come to a standstill," Steve told Mirror Online, citing the fact that we work, bank and socialise online in the 21st century. "99% of your life relies on technology."</p> <p>He recognises that many of these apocalyptic scenarios won't come to pass, but calmly suggests it's better to be safe than sorry.</p> <p>Some of the hallmarks of prepping involve keeping stockpiles of food in your house - enough to last a week or so if the power goes out - and learning survival skills for how to cope in the natural world.</p> <p>Top Tips to Start Prepping:<br /> • Keep at least a week's worth of food in your house. Tinned foods are best<br /> • When it comes to vehicles, anything built pre-1980 is a better choice. It will be easier to repair in the event of an emergency because it's mechanical rather than technological<br /> • Get hold of the basics: A good sleeping bag, water filtration tablets and a decent knife</p> <p>He also suggests limiting your reliance on technology, filling up a couple of spare jerrycans with petrol and learning how to filtrate water. Seasons can also play a part - if it's cold, how are you going to heat your house?</p> <p>"Go home and try it," Steve said.</p> <p>"Halfway through cooking tea, turn of all your electrics. Try it for an hour. Or a week, and see how you get on. Have you got anything in the house that will let you keep on living without power?"</p> <p>Prepping may be an underground community in the UK at the moment but, ironically, a few minutes on the internet will help those interested in learning more find out where to go.</p> <p>The end of the world may not be around the corner, but there's no harm in being a little prepared.</p> </div></div></div><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/OutdoorPatriot?a=G-R7M7WohNQ:jur64vXpGzE:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/OutdoorPatriot?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/OutdoorPatriot?a=G-R7M7WohNQ:jur64vXpGzE:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/OutdoorPatriot?i=G-R7M7WohNQ:jur64vXpGzE:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/OutdoorPatriot/~4/G-R7M7WohNQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

VIDEO: Gun Grabbers Escalate War on 2nd Amendment
<div class="field field-name-field-news-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img src="http://outdoorpatriot.com/sites/default/files/styles/news_article_pic/public/news-images/Constitutional-We-the-People.jpg?itok=FkM7eZRN" width="250" height="139" alt="VIDEO: Gun Grabbers Escalate War on 2nd Amendment" title="VIDEO: Gun Grabbers Escalate War on 2nd Amendment" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>The gun grabbers’ war on the Second Amendment is escalating with two new frontal assaults on the rights of U.S. citizens.</p> <p>In the crosshairs are those with family members who have received treatment at mental health facilities, as well as select veterans of the US armed forces.</p> <p>VIDEO: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kw5Vvjy62No">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kw5Vvjy62No</a></p> <p>About: Gun Owners of America (GOA) is a non-profit lobbying organization formed in 1975 to preserve and defend the Second Amendment rights of gun owners. GOA sees firearms ownership as a freedom issue. `The only no comprise gun lobby in Washington’ – Ron Paul<br /> Visit: <a href="http://www.gunowners.org">www.gunowners.org</a></p> </div></div></div><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/OutdoorPatriot?a=CAMF70ogAA4:xw0lijRPl_s:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/OutdoorPatriot?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/OutdoorPatriot?a=CAMF70ogAA4:xw0lijRPl_s:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/OutdoorPatriot?i=CAMF70ogAA4:xw0lijRPl_s:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/OutdoorPatriot/~4/CAMF70ogAA4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

The 10 Countries with the Most Guns in Private Hands
<div class="field field-name-field-news-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img src="http://outdoorpatriot.com/sites/default/files/styles/news_article_pic/public/news-images/outdoorhub-10-countries-guns-private-hands-2015-08-26_12-42-55-773x600.jpg?itok=LcHJpDwt" width="250" height="194" alt="The 10 Countries with the Most Guns in Private Hands" title="The 10 Countries with the Most Guns in Private Hands" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Every wonder which countries have the most firepower? This list counts down the nations with the most guns in private hands. Unlike most lists that cover this subject, ours will be based on total amount of privately owned firearms rather than guns per capita.</p> <p>Data is taken from Small Arms Survey. Honorable mentions that didn’t make the top 10 include Sweden, Switzerland, Norway, Serbia, and Finland.</p> <p>10. Canada<br /> • Estimated private firearms: 9,950,000<br /> • 31 guns per 100 residents</p> <p>We expected Canada to be a lot higher on this list but the True North barely squeezed by into the top 10. Canada does have a long and rich history of gun ownership, and experts say that more and more young people are getting involved in shooting sports. However, a lengthy and complicated process to purchase firearms dissuades many from buying their own.</p> <p>9. Thailand<br /> • Estimated private firearms: 10,000,000<br /> • 16 guns per 100 residents</p> <p>On a single road in Bangkok, over 80 gun shops fight and jostle for customers to enter their shops or check their stalls. This is indicative of the reverent gun culture in Thailand—one that is a match for the United States. Actually purchasing a firearm is still a long and demanding process, but that does not stop residents from being armed. Firearms are much more expensive in Thailand than in the States, and the same brand-name guns that are widely available elsewhere can cost up to five times higher in the Asian nation. This is due to the fact that there are few gun manufacturers in Thailand and most weapons are imported. Most of the guns there are American or Chinese-made.</p> <p>“Consumers for firearms in Thailand are mostly middle to upper class,” Firearms Association of Thailand’s Polpatr Tanomsup told CNN. “They want better quality, because if they imported China-made guns, it would not be much cheaper than American-made firearms, and the quality for American is much higher. It is collectible, easy to sell, easy to buy, easy to get parts.”</p> <p>8. Yemen<br /> • Estimated private firearms: 11,500,000<br /> • 55 guns per 100 residents</p> <p>If there is a country that can outmatch the United States in gun ownership, it might be Yemen. It is nearly mandatory for residents to own at least one firearm, and almost wherever you go, you will find guns up for grab. Uncertain about their future, the people of Yemen rely on their trusty firearms for protection.</p> <p>“In Yemen, no matter if you’re rich or poor, you must have guns. Even if it’s just one piece,” Abdul Wahab al-Ammari, a tribal sheikh from Yemen’s Ibb province, told The Atlantic. “I have maybe 14 high powered weapons, and 3 handguns [at home].”</p> <p>7. Brazil<br /> • Estimated private firearms: 14,840,000<br /> • 8 guns per 100 residents</p> <p>Unlike Yemen, one of the world’s poorest nations, Brazil is a rising star on the global stage. Like most of the nations on this list, gun ownership is not a legal right in Brazil. Residents have to be at least 25 years old to apply for a ownership permit, which must be renewed every three years, and actual carry permits are hard to obtain. Despite these hurdles, gun ownership remains popular in Brazil and being home to notable manufacturers like Taurus makes the country the second-largest gun-producing nation in the Western Hemisphere.</p> <p>6. Mexico<br /> • Estimated private firearms: 15,500,000<br /> • 15 guns per 100 residents</p> <p>Previously, Mexico’s constitution guaranteed the right to bear arms. The current version limits that right to only keeping arms, and in practice, gun ownership is heavily restricted. In some of Mexico’s more dangerous areas, security forces are spread thin and residents are called upon to defend themselves with their own firearms.</p> <p>5. Pakistan<br /> • Estimated private firearms: 18,000,000<br /> • 12 guns per 100 residents</p> <p>Home of the notorious Khyber Pass and its gun “industry,” it comes as no surprise that Pakistan made it onto this list. Amateur and experienced gunsmiths alike work in the Khyber Pass region, producing unlicensed and, in many cases, homemade-quality firearms from materials like railway rails and scrap metal.</p> <p>4. Germany<br /> • Estimated private firearms: 25,000,000<br /> • 30 guns per 100 residents</p> <p>Whether it’s for hunting wild boar or sport shooting, guns are very popular in Germany. Commonplace though they might be, Germany has severe restrictions on what kind of guns one can buy, and applicants for gun ownership must prove a need before being issued a permit. Self-defense isn’t necessarily an accepted reason. Nonetheless, German gun owners say that such regulations are expected.</p> <p>“On the one hand, we think, ‘Oh, it’s very restrictive, and we don’t like that,’” sport shooter Friedrich Gepperth told NPR. “On the other hand, each case of misuse by a legal gun owner is very bad for us, so we are not going against the restrictions very much.”</p> <p>3. China<br /> • Estimated private firearms: 40,000,000<br /> • 5 guns per 100 residents</p> <p>Surprised to see this country on the list? Despite having some of the strictest gun laws in the world—a blanket ban on private firearm ownership—gun culture seems to be taking hold. How is this possible? With a multitude of shooting and hunting clubs, guns are once again finding their place back into Chinese hands. According to some, it’s hard not to romanticize firearms due to their popularity in film and television.</p> <p>“In the 1960s, shooting was for national defense,” Xie Xianqiao, a former shooting coach, told The Wall Street Journal. “These days, shooting is entertainment.”</p> <p>That said, private ownership without the proper permits can still lead to a hefty fine and lengthy prison sentence. Crimes committed with a firearm often receive the death penalty.</p> <p>2. India<br /> • Estimated private firearms: 45,000,000<br /> • 5 guns per 100 residents</p> <p>Guns in the world’s most populous democracy are both protection and a status symbol. Proper firearms are expensive—enough to be included in dowries—and a single 1911 pistol can sell for several times its asking US price. Domestically-produced guns are available, but lack the reliability and style of foreign-made firearms. Concern over sexual attacks have also led to guns becoming more popular among women—as well as fathers.</p> <p>Bank manager Jagdeep Singh says he keeps a pistol on his hip to fight off bandits during long car rides, but it also gives him safety of mind when he’s home.</p> <p>“I have two good-looking daughters,” he told The Los Angeles Times, “another reason I keep a gun.”</p> <p>1. United States of America<br /> • Estimated private firearms: 270,000,000<br /> • 89 guns per 100 residents</p> <p>Was there ever really any doubt that we’d be number one on this list? The United States of America is by far the best country in the world to be in if you want to own guns. The constitutional right to keep and bear arms (where it isn’t infringed upon by local law), combined with large popular support for gun ownership and easy availability, make the United States a gun collector’s dream.</p> <p>SOURCE: Daniel Xu, OutdoorHub.com<br /><a href="http://www.outdoorhub.com/stories/2015/08/26/10-countries-guns-private-hands/?utm_source=SilverpopMailing&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=August%2026%202015%20Daily%20Newswire%20%281%29&amp;utm_content=&amp;spMailingID=49405847&amp;spUserID=ODA3MzQzNDA3NzkS1&amp;spJobID=743968496&amp;spReportId=NzQzOTY4NDk2S0">http://www.outdoorhub.com/stories/2015/08/26/10-countries-guns-private-h...</a></p> </div></div></div><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/OutdoorPatriot?a=1X-WbXYi6SM:7TLfF6s_P5Y:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/OutdoorPatriot?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/OutdoorPatriot?a=1X-WbXYi6SM:7TLfF6s_P5Y:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/OutdoorPatriot?i=1X-WbXYi6SM:7TLfF6s_P5Y:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/OutdoorPatriot/~4/1X-WbXYi6SM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Texas Law Takes Aim at Cities’ and Counties’ Gun Bans
<div class="field field-name-field-news-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img src="http://outdoorpatriot.com/sites/default/files/styles/news_article_pic/public/news-images/gun%20signslaw.jpg?itok=aW_J7t1Y" width="250" height="227" alt="Texas Law Takes Aim at Cities’ and Counties’ Gun Bans" title="Texas Law Takes Aim at Cities’ and Counties’ Gun Bans" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>In Texas’ hard-charging gun community, the Dallas Zoo is something of a terra incognita.</p> <p>The property is city-owned — under state law, that would typically mean holders of concealed handgun licenses could carry pistols there. But the zoo is privately run, and it posts “no guns” signs, pointing to exemptions in the statute for “amusement parks” and “educational institutions.”</p> <p>Gun owners have long argued over the arrangement, and now, a new state law could help settle the debate over that and other aspects of Texas’ gun laws. Starting in September, Texans will have a formal process by which to complain to the state attorney general about government entities that might wrongfully bar concealed guns.</p> <p>The mechanism, which could result in legal action and a civil penalty, ostensibly targets “no guns” signs put up by cities and counties in clear violation of state law. But its broader impact could actually come from the courts tackling more nuanced areas, such as the zoo.</p> <p>For those on both sides of the debate, the stakes may never be higher. That’s because in January, Texas will allow licensed gun toters to openly carry handguns — with the state’s existing concealed handgun rules serving essentially as the foundation for that new practice.</p> <p>“We are beginning to experience the unintended consequences of these gun laws,” said Rep. Rafael Anchia, a Dallas Democrat who voted against open carry and other major gun bills this year. “These proponents … are insatiable and will continue to elevate what they perceive as their unfettered right to carry arms.”</p> <p>While open carry and allowing concealed weapons in college buildings dominated debate during the Legislature’s session, the measure to allow challenges to government gun-free zones, offered by New Braunfels Republican Sen. Donna Campbell, faced little opposition.</p> <p>That’s because it was pitched as a clean-up effort to a 2003 law that effectively let gun license holders carry at most property “owned or leased by a governmental entity.” (Guns can still be off-limits at schools, courthouses, hospitals and a few other public areas.)</p> <p>The new measure creates, in essence, a way to enforce that law. The attorney general’s office must investigate claims and determine if legal action is warranted. Fines could reach $10,500 per day.</p> <p>The law does allow government officials three days to rectify a problem before the attorney general can even be notified — a fact that caused county and city associations to mostly temper their opposition to the bill.</p> <p>The issue, however, has been a source of contention since Texas’ concealed handgun program was created in 1995.</p> <p>Read More: <a href="http://www.dallasnews.com/news/state/headlines/20150823-state-law-takes-aim-at-cities-and-counties-gun-bans.ece">http://www.dallasnews.com/news/state/headlines/20150823-state-law-takes-...</a></p> </div></div></div><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/OutdoorPatriot?a=X1bjLrwtGlk:7J4w0XlyN4c:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/OutdoorPatriot?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/OutdoorPatriot?a=X1bjLrwtGlk:7J4w0XlyN4c:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/OutdoorPatriot?i=X1bjLrwtGlk:7J4w0XlyN4c:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/OutdoorPatriot/~4/X1bjLrwtGlk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Obama Officials Go To Mexico For U.N. Gun Control Treaty
<div class="field field-name-field-news-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img src="http://outdoorpatriot.com/sites/default/files/styles/news_article_pic/public/news-images/breitbart-455648766-640x427.jpg?itok=YZKP0JKf" width="250" height="167" alt="Obama Officials Go To Mexico For U.N. Gun Control Treaty" title="Obama Officials Go To Mexico For U.N. Gun Control Treaty" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>On August 24 officials from the Obama administration will be attending the UN Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) conference in Mexico City.</p> <p>The ATT was signed by Secretary of State John Kerry on September 25, 2013 but never ratified by the US Senate. Nevertheless, Gun Owners of America reports that Obama officials will be in Mexico City for the conference.</p> <p>Breitbart News previously reported that the ATT is an international gun control treaty designed to be implemented apart from, or in spite of, the general framework of governance for countries that are signatories to it.</p> <p>Thus, while it will not do away with the Second Amendment on paper, it will subjugate the Second Amendment to the ATT’s gun controls if Obama administration officials return and implement the plans they will discuss in Mexico City.</p> <p>ATT was pushed under the guise of stopping “small arms [and] light weapons” from crossing borders. And when it was being discussed in 2013, Breitbart News warned that firearm registration must proceed from the ATT if it is to be enforceable. After all, how can agents tasked with enforcing this treaty ascertain the origin of smuggled weapons without a comprehensive registration on file?</p> <p>Moreover, the NRA pointed out that the treaty all but calls for a registry from the start inasmuch as it requires “importing countries to provide information to an exporting country regarding arms transfers, including ‘end use or end user documentation’ for a ‘minimum of ten years.’” This information on “end users” is not only a de-facto international gun registry but one that could be “made available to foreign governments."</p> <p>Read More: <a href="http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/08/23/obama-officials-heading-to-mexico-to-discuss-international-gun-control-via-un-treaty/">http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/08/23/obama-officials-headi...</a></p> </div></div></div><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/OutdoorPatriot?a=RRbxEQsJFZ4:Bub3ZQcXb84:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/OutdoorPatriot?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/OutdoorPatriot?a=RRbxEQsJFZ4:Bub3ZQcXb84:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/OutdoorPatriot?i=RRbxEQsJFZ4:Bub3ZQcXb84:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/OutdoorPatriot/~4/RRbxEQsJFZ4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Quick Primer on Self-defense in the U.S.
<div class="field field-name-field-news-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img src="http://outdoorpatriot.com/sites/default/files/styles/news_article_pic/public/news-images/outdoorhub-self-defense-homicide-2015-08-19_18-53-31-843x600.jpg?itok=J5xiTvyy" width="250" height="178" alt="Quick Primer on Self-defense in the U.S." title="Quick Primer on Self-defense in the U.S." /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>If you kill someone in self-defense, are you guilty of homicide?</p> <p>Well, yes, technically speaking, but we’ll get into that more in a minute.</p> <p>You know as well as I do that lawyers get paid by the page, so any discussion of the legal issues surrounding a self-defense incident could break the internet. We just don’t have that many words available here.</p> <p>With that said, there are a few issues that are almost universally misunderstood. Let’s address them here, with a goal of introducing the issues. If you choose to carry a gun for self-defense, it’s entirely up to you to understand the applicable laws. No matter how many pages of law our legislators manage to regurgitate. Every state codifies things like castle doctrine and stand your ground differently, so be sure you understand your local laws.</p> <p>The short answer is the question I posed at the start of this article is “both.” When you kill someone in a self-defense situation, you commit homicide. Unlike “normal” legal situations, this situation is a little bit backward. Killing someone in self-defense is not legal. It’s illegal. However, a successful affirmative defense against the “homicide” charge makes the act excusable. It’s a fine distinction. The act of self-defense homicide is technically illegal but deemed excusable due to the circumstances.</p> <p>Think of it this way. If 007 was visiting our fine country and ran a red light while preventing Goldfinger from setting off a nuclear explosion at Fort Knox, the act of running the red light would still have been illegal. The extenuating circumstances simply excuse consequences of his unlawful behavior. There is no law, to my knowledge, that positively states that it is legal to run a red light, provided the driver is under time duress to prevent a nuclear explosion that would contaminate the country’s gold reserves for tens of thousands of years.</p> <p>Getting back to the self-defense homicide situation, the “perpetrator” (armed citizen) must mount an affirmative defense to the homicide charge in hopes of obtaining a ruling of justifiable homicide. Of course, to illustrate the point, we’re speaking in legal technicalities. It’s certainly possible that a district attorney wouldn’t pursue a homicide charge anyway. Just be aware that a no-charge decision simply means that the evidence implies a likely outcome of justifiable homicide, so why bother with the legal pleasantries?</p> <p>This is one of the reasons why armed citizen legal defense organizations seek attorneys experienced with the nuances of self-defense and justifiable homicide rather than run-of-the-mill criminal defense attorneys. In a standard criminal defense scenario, you want an attorney who denies guilt or tries to prove that it wasn’t his or her client’s fault. In an affirmative defense scenario, the argument is something like “Yes, my client committed homicide, but it was a justifiable homicide because the recently deceased criminal was trying to harm him.”</p> <p>Make sense?</p> <p>Self-Defense:<br /> Since we’re saying self-defense is technically homicide, we ought to spend a second defining what self-defense is. While people complain about castle doctrine and stand your ground laws allowing folks to go around killing each other, the majority of justifications for self-defense homicide fall right back to the concept of self-defense.</p> <p>Self-defense applies when you are in immediate and unavoidable danger of grave bodily harm or death. That’s the underlying concept, and factors including whether the aggressor is armed or not really don’t matter, provided that the aggressor has the ability to inflict harm on you. Just because a 250-pound attacker is using fists only against a 125-pound victim doesn’t mean the victim can’t respond with lethal force. The disparity of force placed that victim in danger of serious harm or death.</p> <p>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.outdoorhub.com/stories/2015/08/24/quick-primer-self-defense-united-states/">http://www.outdoorhub.com/stories/2015/08/24/quick-primer-self-defense-u...</a></p> </div></div></div><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/OutdoorPatriot?a=FcLB2URIALw:IauG8CUrRWc:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/OutdoorPatriot?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/OutdoorPatriot?a=FcLB2URIALw:IauG8CUrRWc:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/OutdoorPatriot?i=FcLB2URIALw:IauG8CUrRWc:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/OutdoorPatriot/~4/FcLB2URIALw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Texas State Rifle Association Supports Sen. Cornyn Bill S.2002
<div class="field field-name-field-news-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img src="http://outdoorpatriot.com/sites/default/files/styles/news_article_pic/public/news-images/capitol%20flag.jpg?itok=Beun5Ryn" width="250" height="333" alt="TSRA Supports Sen. Cornyn Bill S.2002" title="TSRA Supports Sen. Cornyn Bill S.2002" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>The largest firearms and shooting sports organization in the Lone Star State, the Texas State Rifle Association (TSRA) has announced its support for U.S. Senate Bill S.2002, sponsored by Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas). The proposed bill will prevent federal agencies, such as the Veterans’ Administration (VA) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) from unilaterally expanding the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) and encroaching upon the rights of law-abiding gun owners. </p> <p>The Obama Administration recently proposed an executive order which would enable the SSA to strip the Second Amendment Rights of more than four million Americans currently receiving SSA benefits through a ‘representative payee’ to help them manage their payments and receipts. Under the order, the names of those individuals could be added to a prohibited purchaser’s list within NICS, thereby including healthy citizens with persons adjudicated through the courts as mentally ill or mentally deficient. Such a dramatic bureaucratic overreach would prohibit those individuals from owning, possessing, or acquiring firearms under federal law.</p> <p>Senate Bill S.2002 prevents these actions and protects citizens’ Second Amendment right. In addition, Sen. Cornyn’s proposed bill recognizes that mental illness cannot be viewed as a ‘life sentence’ and, thus, requires all states to establish a process by which persons adjudicated through the courts as mentally ill or mentally deficient may petition to have their rights restored. </p> <p>"If this executive order is implemented, it would clearly be the largest confiscation of gun rights in American history, and we commend Sen. Cornyn for authoring this bill which will preserve the Second Amendment rights of millions of Americans,” says TSRA Executive Director Doug DuBois, Jr. </p> <p>“The only way to stop this administrative action is by the passage of federal law,” adds Dubois. “The TSRA urges all members of Congress to unite with Sen. Cornyn to stop the senseless infringement on the rights of law-abiding gun owners and work together to pass S.2002."</p> <p>Founded in 1919, the Texas State Rifle Association now serves nearly 40,000 members and is the largest, award-winning state affiliate of the National Rifle Association. TSRA is also sanctioned by the Civilian Marksmanship Program. As a part of its public education efforts, the association produces a full-color bimonthly publication, TSRA Sportsman, which updates members on current news, hunter education programs, shooting sports competitions, and important issues effecting their Second Amendment rights. The TSRA also hosts an annual meeting every February that features exciting fund-raising auctions, informative speakers, exhibitors, and other events.</p> <p>For membership or other information about the Texas State Rifle Association, visit <a href="http://www.TSRA.com">www.TSRA.com</a> or call 512.615.4200. </p> </div></div></div><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/OutdoorPatriot?a=AjZRBXSZ1qs:VHlA5Z80Tq4:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/OutdoorPatriot?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/OutdoorPatriot?a=AjZRBXSZ1qs:VHlA5Z80Tq4:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/OutdoorPatriot?i=AjZRBXSZ1qs:VHlA5Z80Tq4:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/OutdoorPatriot/~4/AjZRBXSZ1qs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Idaho Company Offering Anti-Drone Shotgun Shells
<div class="field field-name-field-news-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img src="http://outdoorpatriot.com/sites/default/files/styles/news_article_pic/public/news-images/outdoorhub-idaho-company-offering-anti-drone-shotgun-shells-2015-08-18_20-35-56-880x495.jpg?itok=PkElPUmE" width="250" height="141" alt="Idaho Company Offering Anti-Drone Shotgun Shells" title="Idaho Company Offering Anti-Drone Shotgun Shells" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Anti-Skynet guerrillas, take note: Snake River Shooting Products of Emmett, Idaho is now shipping a shotgun shell it’s marketing as a special “Drone Munition.”</p> <p>According to a press release on AmmoLand.com, the rounds are a “12 gauge 3″ shot shell solution aimed at defending against drone-based privacy concerns and terror!” The shells will be available in a #2 shot and BB variety via LuckyGunner.com, with a number of distributors forthcoming.</p> <p>The full press release can be seen below:</p> <p>Snake River Shooting Products and Consulting Inc. (SRSP) is excited to announce Drone Munition shot shell based defense rounds are now shipping. The rounds are a 12 gauge 3″ shot shell solution aimed at defending against drone-based privacy concerns and terror!</p> <p>Read more: <a href="http://www.outdoorhub.com/news/2015/08/18/idaho-company-offering-anti-drone-shotgun-shells/?utm_source=SilverpopMailing&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=August%2019%202015%20Daily%20Newswire%20%281%29&amp;utm_content=&amp;spMailingID=49355044&amp;spUserID=ODA3MzQzNDA3NzkS1&amp;spJobID=742985365&amp;spReportId=NzQyOTg1MzY1S0">http://www.outdoorhub.com/news/2015/08/18/idaho-company-offering-anti-dr...</a></p> </div></div></div><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/OutdoorPatriot?a=gUQpxWez95s:6Y-uj-j7Umk:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/OutdoorPatriot?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/OutdoorPatriot?a=gUQpxWez95s:6Y-uj-j7Umk:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/OutdoorPatriot?i=gUQpxWez95s:6Y-uj-j7Umk:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/OutdoorPatriot/~4/gUQpxWez95s" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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