Category: Armed Citizenry


New 3-D Printed Ammo To End Ammo Drought

 

 

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” 4.1.2014, Palermo, Italy – Italian 3D-printing startup, Brachia Caeli Industries (BCI) announced today at a press conference that it had successfully printed fully functional centerfire ammunition. This comes on the heels of December’s congressional ruling that the Undetectable Firearms Act (UFA), which bans guns not visible to metal detectors or x-ray scanners, does not apply to 3-D printed arms.”

 

 

     We could find no reference to the “start-up” anywhere but Brachia Caeli translates from the Latin to “Arms of Heaven” and we have been unable to determine whether this is an April Fool’s story or not but Guns.com has the details .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Colorado Gun Laws Argued In Federal Court

 

 

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” Colorado’s new gun restrictions went on trial Monday as Second Amendment advocates seek to overturn the laws on grounds that they violate constitutional rights to keep and bear arms.

  An attorney for the state defended the ammunition magazine limits and expanded background checks, saying the measures were a suitable response to high-profile shooting rampages.

  In his opening statement, Deputy Attorney General Matthew Grove noted Colorado’s tortured history with mass shootings, from the Columbine High School attack in 1999 to the Aurora movie theater massacre in 2012. He also mentioned the shooting spree at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut in 2012.

  Responding to such events last year, “Colorado’s elected representatives made a policy decision to pass two pieces of legislation that appropriately balances the state public’s safety concerns with the respect of the Second Amendment rights of citizens,” Grove said.

  Attorney Richard Westfall, representing gun rights advocates, countered by saying the laws “were passed with almost no evidence or data” that they would make people safer, and he criticized lawmakers as trying “to legislate for the sake of legislating in the wake of the Aurora theater shooting.”

  The arguments in Denver federal court kicked off a two-week trial on an issue that’s been among Colorado’s most politically contentious in recent memory.”

More at the Washington Times

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Poll: Americans Feel Safer With Guns In The Home By 2-1 Margin

 

 

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” A new poll conducted this month shows that only 20 percent of Americans would feel less safe with a gun in the home.

  The poll was conducted following passage of a controversial Georgia firearms law that would allow increased concealed carry in places formerly off limits as well as expansive gun rights laws in more than twenty states in the past year.

  The data is part of a survey done last week by the market research firm Economist/YouGov. The nationwide survey of a thousand adults was conducted from March 22-24 and has a margin of error of 3.9 percentage points

  Pollsters asked respondents, “Do you think you would feel more safe or less safe with a gun in your house?” To which 42 percent answered, “yes,” while just 20 percent answered, “no.” This result was nearly the same across ethnic lines and gender lines, but saw a wider divide amongst political affiliation with 33 percent of Democrat respondents feeling they would be less safe while 59 percent of Republicans stated they would be more safe. “

 

 

Guns.com has the story and here is the actual polling data .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Concealed Carry: A Look At The Top Handguns

 

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” With thousands of Illinois residents applying for licenses to carry concealed firearms, you might be wondering what the guy in the next car is packing in his waistband.

  We visited Kenny Polhamus, owner and operator of Kapguns of Loves Park, to find out.

  Polhamus says he doesn’t recommend anything smaller than a .380-caliber handgun and prefers the compact 9 mm pistols for concealed carry.

  Smaller-caliber firearms, often called subcompacts, are lighter and more comfortable carrying concealed. But Polhamus says although the smaller guns are lethal, they are underpowered. And they have another major problem: Smaller guns are not that fun to shoot.

“ Because they are so small, they are harder to handle,” Polhamus said. “If you are going to carry a gun, you want to be able to shoot it, take it to the range and stuff. You know, those smaller guns aren’t fun to shoot. It’s a good one for the summer when all you’ve got is a pocket. But in regular clothes, I would suggest moving into the 9 mm.”

  Polhamus recommends beginners take a basic pistol class before committing to a concealed carry course.

  Polhamus told us about his top concealed carry handguns. All are a 9 mm caliber — a measure of the ammunition size the weapon accommodates. Weight is when unloaded: “

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Concealed CarryPermit Process ‘Moving Right Along’

 

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” By the time the first concealed carry licenses hit Illinois mailboxes this month, state police had fielded tens of thousands of applications from residents.

  By March 6, some 48,951 applicants had completed the online forms requesting a permit. The application process opened on Jan. 5.

  Cook County led the state with 12,027 applicants. There also were more Cook County applications that received objections from law enforcement than any other county: 664. Still, the state’s most populous county also represented the lowest concentration of applicants per capita, with 2.3 applications per 1,000 residents.

  The home of Chicago is the only county in the state with an average of fewer than 2.5 applicants per 1,000 residents.

  The greatest concentrations reside in Hardin and White counties in far southern Illinois, topping the per-capita list at 12.5 applications per 1,000 residents each. Hardin and White represent only 54 and 184 applications, respectively.”

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Supreme Court Keeps Guns Away From Those Guilty Of Domestic Violence

 

 

The Supreme Court on Wednesday strengthened a federal law that bars anyone convicted of domestic violence from possessing a gun.

  In a 9-0 decision, the high court said the ban extended to anyone who had pleaded guilty to at least a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence, even in cases in which there was no proof of violent acts or physical injury.

  The ruling overturns decisions in several regions, including the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in California, which had said the ban applied only to convictions that involved a “violent use of force.”

  At issue was a 1996 law in which Congress expanded an existing ban that applied to anyone convicted of a felony in a domestic violence case to include misdemeanor convictions.”

 

 

     Thanks to a 9-0 decision from the Nine Old Swine now our gun rights are basically at the mercy of your domestic partner’s whim . Choose your mate well my friends for even a bogus complaint of feeling threatened by you from your significant other can rob you of your right to self-defense … FOR LIFE .

 

Read more at the LA Times and read a less biased account here .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the case, U.S. vs. Castleman, the Supreme Court, in an opinion written by Obama liberal appointee Justice Sonia Sotomayor has decided that a misdemeanor conviction in a state court for “domestic violence” can be used under federal law to deny a person the Second Amendment right to own a firearm, even if the offense occurred years ago and the nature of the abuse involved in the “domestic violence” misdemeanor was minor in nature.

In other words, the Supreme Court opened the door so federal gun control law enforcement is free to investigate a person’s domestic relations past to deny gun rights if the person did something within the “family” a spouse, lover, or child considered objectionable, even if the incident occurred 20 years ago and did not involve allegations of physical force or violence.

- See more at: http://www.teaparty.org/supreme-court-invades-families-grab-guns-37990/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=social#sthash.2bJ4WnuQ.dpuf

In the case, U.S. vs. Castleman, the Supreme Court, in an opinion written by Obama liberal appointee Justice Sonia Sotomayor has decided that a misdemeanor conviction in a state court for “domestic violence” can be used under federal law to deny a person the Second Amendment right to own a firearm, even if the offense occurred years ago and the nature of the abuse involved in the “domestic violence” misdemeanor was minor in nature.

In other words, the Supreme Court opened the door so federal gun control law enforcement is free to investigate a person’s domestic relations past to deny gun rights if the person did something within the “family” a spouse, lover, or child considered objectionable, even if the incident occurred 20 years ago and did not involve allegations of physical force or violence.

- See more at: http://www.teaparty.org/supreme-court-invades-families-grab-guns-37990/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=social#sthash.2bJ4WnuQ.dpuf

In the case, U.S. vs. Castleman, the Supreme Court, in an opinion written by Obama liberal appointee Justice Sonia Sotomayor has decided that a misdemeanor conviction in a state court for “domestic violence” can be used under federal law to deny a person the Second Amendment right to own a firearm, even if the offense occurred years ago and the nature of the abuse involved in the “domestic violence” misdemeanor was minor in nature.

In other words, the Supreme Court opened the door so federal gun control law enforcement is free to investigate a person’s domestic relations past to deny gun rights if the person did something within the “family” a spouse, lover, or child considered objectionable, even if the incident occurred 20 years ago and did not involve allegations of physical force or violence.

- See more at: http://www.teaparty.org/supreme-court-invades-families-grab-guns-37990/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=social#sthash.2bJ4WnuQ.dpuf

Police: Victim Shoots Home Invader In North Beaver

 

 

 

 

” A man fought back against a home invasion by three men, one of whom was shot during the violent confrontation early Friday morning.

  State police believe the wounded intruder ran through some nearby woods to flee the crime scene in North Beaver Township, Lawrence County. He later turned up at a hospital and was flown to UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh for surgery.

  The incident happened around 2 a.m. at a home on Hillsville Road in a very quiet part of town, close to the border of Bessemer Borough.

  Police believe the men broke into the house, and a resident inside was pistol-whipped. The victim was then able to grab a rifle and fire back at the suspects, hitting one of them in the chest.”

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Man Found Guilty After Carrying Replica Bullets

 

 

 

 

 

 

   You can read more about Mark Witaschek and his ordeal with the DC statists from our previous efforts to highlight Emily Miller’s great work on his behalf . Perhaps a brief synopsis of the case is in order for the new readers : Based on a phone tip from a disgruntled ex-wife Mr Witaschek , a successful businessman with no criminal record , and his family were subject to a full scale SWAT raid in the wee hours of the morning looking for “illegal firearms” . 

   After an exhaustive search there were no illegal firearms found  , but a fired shotgun shell , a souvenir from an past upland hunt , and some muzzle loading supplies were uncovered . For that Mr Witaschek’s life has been turned upside down by the State .

   This incident serves to vividly illustrate the two-tiered legal system that absolves a celebrity , one of the Elite , like David Gregory for knowingly possessing one of those “evil” 30 round magazines while persecuting the “unconnected” citizen on a much less serious offense .

 

    Kudos to Emily Miller and the Washington Times , who alone have made it their mission to see that this case gets the attention it deserves . The links in the previous sentence will take the reader to the body of work from Ms Miller and the Times regarding their reporting of Mr Witaschek .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yesterday’s Awesomeness , Today … Better Late Than Never

 

 

 

   I thought that today we would start with some well-armed women … Any complaints ? … I didn’t think so …

 

 

 

 

   What’s better than a Pistol-Packin’ Mama ?

 

 

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Not much … except perhaps a Full-Auto Female …

 

 

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But nothing compares with Women Warriors …

 

 

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And for our finale … how about a Sexy Sniper …

 

 

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See the other 52 photos at The Brigade

 

 

 

 

 

 

Uptown Family Concerned By Lack Of 911 Response After Break-In, Several Calls To Authorities

 

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” An Uptown family woke up in the middle of the night to the sound of someone breaking in and luckily their dog’s barking scared off the intruder. What they didn’t expect was no one answering their 911 calls for help.

” It’s a Taurus 32,” said Terri Bice holding a gun she never thought she’d own. Now the Riverbend resident does own a gun, and there’s a reason why.

” I think someone who would break the door down with that force had a serious intention,” said Bice pointing out the damage to her front door.

  On March 16, Bice’s family was fast asleep when they were woken up around 2 a.m., to someone trying to break in to their home.

  Bice believes it wasn’t the door, but barking from Molly that stopped the intruder in their tracks. So, she did what anyone would do. Grabbed her phone and dialed 9-1-1. She got no answer.

” We all know about first responders and what their importance is that’s not going to happen if no one answers,” said Bice.

  She documented her calls for help: two to 911; two to the NOPD’s non-emergency line; and one to NOPD’s Second District. The final call was answered and Bice confirms an officer showed up two hours after the attempted home invasion.”

 

There’s a lot of truth in the old adage ” Dial 911 and die .” Read the rest here . Fortunately these people at least had a dog .

 

 

 

 

 

How The Civil Rights Movement Changed Black Gun Culture

 

 

 

” The subject of guns is a volatile one in the black community: a disproportionate number of black Americans are killed by firearms each year.

  But Nicholas Johnson, a law professor at Fordham University in New York City, says black Americans have a long, positive history with guns. Firearms, he says, helped black Americans escape slavery, defend their homes and fight for their freedom. It was only after the civil rights movement that the public attitude towards guns started to change.

  He explores the hidden relationship between African Americans and firearms in his book Negroes and the Gun: The Black Tradition of Arms.”

 

 

   Thanks to the BBC for bringing this to light . Along with the civil rights movement came the social programs aimed at aiding the black community , which in reality have done nothing but generate a culture of dependency on the government , a loss of self-esteem and a permanent democratic voting bloc .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Customer With Gun Stops Man Stabbing Security Officer At Home Depot, Roseville

 

 

 

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” A customer with a handgun stopped a shoplifting suspect from slashing a security officer with a contaminated needle and syringe outside a Home Depot store in Roseville, police said.

  Joshua J. Silva, 26, was arrested a short time after the incident Monday night at the Home Depot at 13 Mile and Little Mack.

  Silva was ordered held in the Macomb County Jail on $25,000 bond after being arraigned today on second-degree retail fraud, a one-year misdemeanor, and assault with intent to do great bodily harm, a 10-year felony. A preliminary exam is set for April 2 in 39th District Court in Roseville.”

 

 

Once again it’s an armed private citizen to the rescue , Detroit Free Press has the details

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colorado Public School Takes Students On A Field Trip To The Shooting Range

 

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” School officials in Pueblo County, Colorado are bucking the anti-gun trend and recently approved a field trip for middle school students to a local shooting range where they learned about gun safety and how to properly handle a firearm. The gun safety and marksman group Project Appleseed, an activity of The Revolutionary War Veterans Association, was brought in to instruct students, all of whom fired at the range with live ammunition. The trip was scheduled shortly after students learned about The Revolutionary War in their classrooms.

” We’ve never been allowed to bring actual real firearms into a school. Until this week. This is a very big deal. We had them touching fire arms, holding them and learning about how to handle them safely,” Appleseed Instructor Elizabeth Blackwood told KRDO.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guns.com Presents ” Why Everyone Should Own A Gun”

 

 

 

” YouTuber BraveTheWorld expresses her viewpoint on “Why Everyone Should Own a Gun,” which includes giving women an equal chance to fight an attacker, the love of freedom and an inherent right to stay alive.

  Julia Tourianski believes that while one can argue about gun rights until they turn blue in the face there is only one true and undeniable point to be made: The right to bear arms is inherent in all human beings, BraveNewWorld reports.

“You are alive. You have an inherent right to stay alive. A gun is a tool. You have the right to wield it to preserve your life when under threat,” Tourianski says.”

 

Read on at Guns.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ever since man has been in the business of seeking vengeance, torture has been a reality for war criminals, prisoners, and other less than fortunate individuals. In fact, the most unsettling thing about torture isn’t its existence, but the way people have injected a perverted sense of creativity into the creation of devices designed to create pain. To prove our point here are the 25 most brutal torture techniques ever devised. – See more at: http://govtslaves.info/25-brutal-torture-techniques-ever-devised/#sthash.XNdpULRH.dpuf

 

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WA: Coffee Stand Encourages Armed Employees

 

 

” A small sign of renewed American freedom has been noticed in Spokane, Washington.    Jitterz Java was robbed twice in February of this year.   On March 16th, an armed robber was run off by an armed employee.  As noted in the above image, at least one barista believes in the deterrent effect of open carry.

   The owner, Sara Chapel has taken steps to reduce her losses.  From spokesman.com:

   The recent string of violence has owner Sara Chapel fed up. “The way I’ve been scheduling the girls is that at least one girl who carries a gun is always on shift,” she said. The women will carry their own personal handguns that they’ve been trained to use.
 
    Chapel has encouraged all of her employees to seek firearms training.”

 

 

 

 

Read more at Gun Watch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S.C. Pub Sparks Outrage For Sign Calling Gun Owners Losers

 

 

 

 

” A firestorm of backlash has been mounting against a South Carolina pub that put a derogatory sign in its store window telling gun owners to keep out.”

 

 

 

” Backstreets Pub & Deli in Clemson has a one-star rating out of five on Yelp, with pages upon pages of negative comments and reviews by Second Amendment supporters.

  The story first gained traction when Twitchy posted several photos of the sign from Twitter.

“ NO CONCEALED WEAPONS ALLOWED,” the sign warns. “If you are such a loser that you feel a need to carry a gun with you when you go out, I do not want your business. Douchebag.” “

 

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Protesters Burn Gun Registration Forms

 

” SARATOGA SPRINGS — Nearly a thousand gun registration forms were turned into ashes Sunday.

  The forms are used for people to register with New York State Police firearms that meet the state’s definition of military-style assault weapons. The deadline is April 15. Gun rights advocates gathered at the Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge 161 to burn the papers in a symbolic protest.

  E.J. Stokes, leader of the Warren County chapter of New York Revolution, said he was participating because he believes in the U.S. Constitution.

“ Once the Second (Amendment) falls, the rest will go with it. It’s an unconstitutional law, done in the middle of the night with no input from the public,” he said.”

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Ex-Cop Who Shot Man In Movie Theater For Texting Was Also Texting

 

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” This past January, Curtis Reeves, a former Tampa police officer, shot and killed a man who refused to stop texting during a matinee showing of Lone Survivor. As it turns out, Reeves was texting from the same theater just before his deadly confrontation with the man.

  Reeves’ son told police that moments before the shooting, he received a text from his father, letting him know where he was seated inside the theater. Several minutes later, as the son, Matthew Reeves, looked through the theater for his parents, Reeves killed 43-year-old Chad Oulson, who was reportedly texting with his young daughter at home. Oulson’s wife was also wounded in the attack.”

 

Gawker has more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Raw Video – Connecticut SWAT Terrorize College Dorm Looking For Plastic Sword SHTF

 

 

   This story and video that has gone viral dates from early November when Central Connecticut State U came under “lockdown” after a halloween costumed young man was reported to be armed .

” Central Connecticut State University locked down its campus for more than three hours Monday after reports that a person carrying a sword and gun had been spotted at the school. But by midafternoon, an “all clear” was given, three people were in custody, and police said they were investigating the possibility it was a Halloween hoax.”

Here is another brief student shot video …

” CCSU Police Chief Chris Cervoni said three “persons of interest,” including at least one student, had been taken into custody. Surveillance video showed one entering a residence hall with what appeared to be something “looking like a sword” and a “possible handgun,” Cervoni said. No charges have been filed and the investigation is ongoing.”

Here is a news report in “real time” as the situation was going down …

Here is some info on the “suspect” David Kyem …

Read more here , here , here and here on this old news .

Pizza Delivery Woman Thwarts Armed Robbery By Pulling Her Own Gun

 

 

 

” A pizza delivery woman thwarted an armed robbery attempt at a house off Rosehill Road on Thursday by producing a weapon of her own, Fayetteville police said.

  Ashley Marie Hurd, 26, a driver for Domino’s Pizza, took the order to a house on the 200 block of Stuart Avenue about 10 p.m., a police report said.

  The man put something to the back of Hurd’s head and demanded money, Joyce said.

” Unbeknownst to them, she had a weapon,” Joyce said. “She pulled out a gun, and when she did, the suspects fled and they didn’t get anything.”

 

No word yet on whether Ashley will be fired … Read more here … HT/HotAir

 

 

 

 

 

 

California Gun Shop Drops The Smart Gun After Furious Backlash

 

 

” A California shooting club that was “the only outlet in the country” selling the first smart gun is “facing a furious backlash from customers and gun rights supporters,” as reported by Michael S. Rosenwald in the Washington Post:

Attacks in online forums and social networks against the Oak Tree Gun Club have prompted the store to back away from any association with the Armatix iP1 smart gun…

The vitriol began almost immediately after The Washington Post reported that the Armatix iP1 smart gun was for sale at the pro shop. Electronic chips inside the gun communicate with a watchthat can be purchased with the gun, making it impossible to fire without the watch.

  The backlash “has apparently shaken Oak Tree, one of the largest gun stores and shooting ranges in California,” and the club’s owner has denied “ever offering the gun” and apologized for “any confusion.”

  According to the Post account, Armatix claims Oak Tree at first said they needed more smart guns for a TV report, but then the tone “quickly changed” and the TV spot was cancelled, after Oak Tree received phone calls from irate gun rights supporters.

  The somewhat murky situation was somewhat clarified by Oak Tree’s owner, in comments to Examiner.com’s David Codrea, to the effect that

Our facility does NOT carry the Armatix pistol, never has… The FFL [Federal Firearms Licensed] dealer on site has not ever merchandised or sold the firearm and does not intend to carry this firearm.”

    Read more at the American Thinker and David Codrea has a piece in the Examiner on the association between the UN and Armatix that you should read as well . The reader can see a video of Armatix president and CEO Belinda Padilla speaking to the UN below .

Sandy Hook Shocker: Associated Press Stories & Photos Predate The Massacre

 

 

 

” A blogger named Timothy Hunter gained access to Sipa Press‘ archives through his school. Hunter’s access ended “last semester,” but not before he was able to discover and record stunning evidence that many of the photos the Associated Press (AP) supposedly had taken on the Sandy Hook massacre had dates-of-creation that predated December 14, 2012.

  Sipa Press is a French photo agency based in Paris and the leading photo agency in the world with 20 million pictures in its archives and 12 million in its digital database. Sipa Press distributes up to 6.000 newspictures every day — on politics, economy, entertainment and sports — to customers in more than 40 countries across the world. Sipa’s most important associates are the Associated Press, Rex Features in the United Kingdom and La Presse in Italy.

  This is Hunter’s video, presenting and describing his findings.”

 

     The DC Clothesline has much more including many screenshots and transcripts for those who prefer to linger of hardcopy.

    While we have not spent enough time going over the reams of data surrounding the Newtown “shooting” to form an intelligent opinion , we will say that given the current state of our politics in America and the endless government corruption on display we do not find it incredulous that our leaders would resort to false flag operations to subvert our liberties .

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gun Rights Advocate Martha Dean Enters Governor’s Race

 

 

 

” Gun rights supporter Martha Dean shook up the Republican primary for governor Tuesday, unexpectedly announcing she was entering the crowded field.

  A former two-time statewide candidate, Dean has been working recently with fellow attorneys who are representing gun owners in their battle against the state’s new gun laws.

  The word about Dean initially trickled out from the pro-gun Connecticut Citizens Defense League, which released the news on the group’s blog. Dean confirmed later that she is running, but she declined to answer any questions about her strategy or the campaign. She said she will not conduct any interviews until speaking Tuesday at a time and place that will be announced in the coming days.

  Dean’s entrance would be late, particularly for fundraising, because she would need 2,500 contributors at $100 each to qualify for the public financing matching funds for gubernatorial candidates. Political operatives say that raising that amount of money — particularly with just two months before the convention — is much more difficult than it appears.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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