Hadar Goldin's memory honored at Ammunition Hill – The Jerusalem Post

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Leah, the mother of slain soldier Harad Cohen (center) attends Wall of Honor ceremony in Jerusalem with US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman and Jerusalem Affairs Minister Zeev Elkin. . (photo credit:DANIEL K. EISENBUD)

A plaque was dedicated to fallen IDF soldier Lt. Hadar Goldin on Sunday at Jerusalem’s hallowed Ammunition Hill Wall of Honor, in a ceremony attended by friends and family as well as US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman.

The Wall of Honor, which was erected by the Jewish National Fund, recognizes Jewish soldiers worldwide who have died defending their home countries.

Goldin was killed in August 2014 during Operation Protective Edge, after he was captured by Hamas terrorists in the Gaza Strip during a US-brokered cease-fire. His body has yet to be returned to his family, which has sparked international outrage among Jewish communities.

Friedman condemned Hamas for refusing to return Goldin’s body to his parents for burial, adding that the US is committed to defeating what he dismissed as an “evil terrorist organization.”

“The pain of [Goldin’s] parents is unforgivable and unspeakable, and we hold Hamas responsible,” he said.

“The United States is very clear that Hamas is a terrorist organization, and a brutal and evil organization, and the US is committed to defeating Hamas and we’re committed to ending the suffering of Israeli parents – and any of those who have suffered from their acts of terrorism.”

The newly-designated ambassador added: “I have no interest in [negotiating] with [Hamas] directly, but they will be defeated. I’m certain of that.”

Goldin’s mother, Leah, whose parents survived the Holocaust, discussed the tumultuous three years her family has endured attempting to procure his body for proper burial on Mount Herzl.

“He was ambushed and killed during a cease-fire brokered by the US and UN, so he was a victim

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Merced gang member arrested with stolen guns, police report – Merced Sun-Star

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A 24-year-old gang member was jailed Saturday after police found nearly a half a dozen firearms at his home, including four that had been stolen, the Merced Police Department reported.

Sammy A. Garza, a convicted felon prohibited from having any guns, was booked into the Merced County on suspicion of being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition, receiving stolen property, child endangerment and allegations of street-gang participation, police said in a news release.

The Merced Police Department’s Gang Violence Suppression Unit officers “developed information” that Garza was in possession of firearms at his residence. Investigators served a search warrant Saturday afternoon at Garza’s home in the 3300 block of R Street in Merced.

“During the search, officers located two handguns, three revolvers, ammunition, and gang indicia inside his home,” investigators said in the statement. “Four of the five guns found in Garza’s home were stolen.”

Details of the child endangerment allegation were not available Sunday.

According to Merced County Superior Court records, Garza pleaded no contest in June 2012 to a felony count of robbery and was sentenced to a year in jail Garza pleaded no contest in December 2016 to a misdemeanor count of criminal street gang participation. He also pleaded no contest to an unrelated drunken-driving charge at the same time. He spent 37 days in the Merced County jail, according to county records.

Garza remained in custody Sunday at the Merced County jail. His bail was set at $385,000.

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Police: 'Multiple shots fired' in downtown Raleigh, one arrested, 2 guns recovered – News & Observer

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Raleigh police said multiple shots were fired in downtown Raleigh early Sunday morning.

The shooting took place near the intersection of Tucker and North West streets. No injuries were reported.

Police arrested man in connection with the shooting almost immediately, watch commander Capt. W.H. McGregor said Sunday. The man had a handgun. A second handgun was found during a vehicle search, though a second suspect had not been located as of 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

No other information was immediately available.

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Manhattan prosecutor: Gun law reciprocity bill 'supported, I am sure, by ISIS' – The Hill

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New York County District Attorney Cy Vance in an interview aired Sunday blasted a GOP plan that would allow qualified owners to carry concealed handguns in other states that allow individuals to carry concealed firearms.

Speaking to radio host John Catsimatidis on AM 970 in New York, Vance argued that the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act introduced earlier this year would only put New York City at risk of violence.

“If that bill passes, I believe the safety, and the greater safety we have achieved will be at risk,” he said.

The bill, which was introduced in the House by Rep. Richard Hudson (R-N.C.) and a version in the Senate by Sen. John CornynJohn CornynCornyn: Passing Senate healthcare bill by July 4 ‘optimistic’ Sasse has ‘nothing to announce’ on GOP ObamaCare repeal Manhattan prosecutor: Gun law reciprocity bill ‘supported, I am sure, by ISIS’ MORE (R-Texas), would allow concealed carry owners to carry in any state that permits the practice as long as they qualify to concealed carry in their home state.

Vance argued that the bill would allow people to bring guns from states with lax gun laws to New York, where gun restrictions are much tighter. 

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“It would be completely legal for a person to bring a loaded gun or guns in New York as long as it was legal to possess them in the person’s home state,” Vance explained.

“A guy from Idaho, where there’s no permitting requirement whatsoever, could carry his gun into New York city loaded, into Times Square.”

The district attorney warned lawmakers that they were “playing into the hand” of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and other terrorists, pointing to ISIS publications describing the ease of buying guns in some American states.

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Guns & Politics: Comey Is Not Nixonian, He Is Jeffersonian – The Daily Caller

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The image of James Comey scurrying out of his meetings with President Trump to ensconce himself in a “safe place” where he could write down everything that was just said and done in his august presence, is as repulsive as it is amusing.

There are those who describe Comey’s actions as Nixonian.

What they were, actually, were Jeffersonian.

Our nation’s first Secretary of State, third President and author of the Declaration of Independence was, in fact, as undignified and as relentless a self-promoter as is James Comey.  Perennially in self-perceived competition with George Washington, Jefferson was always the first to scurry out of meetings between them, often with other Founding Fathers present, in order to write down a self-aggrandizing report of what had just occurred in the meeting.  Also in very Comeyesque fashion, Jefferson would make sure that this (often near fictitious) report would go directly to his media sycophants for immediate publication.

Washington, of course, was too dignified and honorable a man to even make a record of any meeting with his fellow America-creators, much less getting a self-aggrandizing rendition of it out to the press.  Unlike Jefferson, Washington didn’t feel it necessary to protect nor to promote himself.  This truly great man acted out of honor, and assumed that the same was true of everyone else.

Washington was to learn that in Jefferson, honor was always subsumed by ambition and self-promotion.

Our third President, nonetheless, always waxed lyrical about the importance of a free press, as he wrote in 1787:

“The basis of our government being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right. And were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.  But

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