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Air Force Releases 'Counter - Blog' Marching Orders
Submitted by: Larry

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Bloggers: If you suddenly find Air Force officers leaving barbed comments after one of your posts, don't be surprised. They're just following the service's new "counter-blogging" flow chart. In a twelve-point plan, put together by the emerging technology division of the Air Force's public affairs arm, airmen are given guidance on how to handle "trolls," "ragers" -- and even well-informed online writers, too. It's all part of an Air Force push to "counter the people out there in the blogosphere who have negative opinions about the U.S. government and the Air Force," Captain David Faggard says.

Submitter's note: Hat tip to Will Grigg.

Ed.: Great, now jesting, ranting, or satire about the Air Force will get you "Reported to HQ"
 

Australia: Police investigate 'gunshots' fired at train
Submitted by: Trapper

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Police will today return to Thornton railway station, in the New South Wales Hunter Valley, after reports gunshots were fired at a passenger train late last night.

Police say the train driver had been notified of an earlier incident where a goods train had been struck by a missile.

As he was leaving the station after dropping off passengers, he reported hearing gunshots and immediately stopped the train.

Senior Constable Juan Mahoney says it is still unclear whether it was a gun that was fired at the train.




 

Ammunition Accountability Act
Submitted by: Trapper

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It’s called the “Ammunition Accountability Act.” It is model legislation designed to force ammunition manufacturers to identify every bullet with a serial number, that is then registered to a purchaser, and recorded in a federal database. Theoretically, if a shell-casing is found at a crime scene, law enforcement officers could trace the purchaser of the bullet.

The model legislation also calls for a five-cent-per-bullet tax to cover the cost of the system. The system would provide the government with the name and location of gun owners and an inventory of the ammunition held. The model legislation would outlaw any and all unregistered ammunition within a year after the legislation is adopted.
 

Spartacus: Thoughts on Load-Bearing Equipment, Part 2
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Mike Vanderboegh stole some of my thunder [ and that’s OK :) ] with his commentary upon my LBE Part I article. He made the point that sometimes the rifleman only needs the bare essentials of rifle and ammunition, allowing the rifleman to strip down to just a simple gear for carrying spare magazines."

"Gabe Suarez has an excellent set of rifle-fighting instructional DVDs in which he uses a Rifle Fighting Bag from SneakyBags. The Rifle Fighting Bag is simply a hip bag with internal pockets to hold magazines upright and an external pouch to dump expended magazines. In fact, it is basically an improved version of the AK-47 magazine-carrying bag." ...
 

MA: School eyes emergency plan where students strike back-Feedback urges superintendent to change plan
Submitted by: jghilty

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Officials are considering a plan that would have fourth- and fifth-graders trained to help fight off an armed gunman should one enter their elementary school.

As it drafts an emergency plan for staff and students for the worst-case scenario of an armed gunmen entering one of its schools, Georgetown doesn't want its students to be sitting ducks.

According to a draft "Code Blue" policy released to teachers at Penn Brook Elementary School last week, the school district is considering advocating students and staff use backpacks, books and chairs to "strike and defeat the threat before it gains access into the classroom." ...- and fifth-graders will attempt to defeat the threat by using the countering techniques as they were trained."
 

TX: Dallas council to ponder gun buyback
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DALLAS — There's a renewed call by some Dallas city council members to get guns off the streets — even if it means buying them back.
Dallas police and churches have sponsored gun buyback programs in the past with relative success, paying from $50 to $200 per weapon surrendered.
"Folks can feel comfortable about bringing those guns in without going to the police station and feel threatened to be arrested," said Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway.
Caraway, speaking during a taping of Inside Texas Politics, said the goal is to get as many guns off the street as possible.
Council members also want code enforcement to step up criminal background checks on tenant applicants.
Watch Inside Texas Politics Sundays at 9 a.m. on Channel 8.
 

FL: Customer who shot, killed robber was trying to save woman
Submitted by: jghilty

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OCOEE - Longtime Kangaroo Express customer Chris had stopped in for a pack of smokes dozens of times before, but something felt wrong Monday night.

A man was looking around the convenience store, even opening the bathroom door as if casing the place.

Chris, who was chatting with the store clerk, decided to get his phone from his SUV.

"As soon as I touched my cell phone, I heard the lady screaming, 'Help, help, help,' " Chris, 26, told the Orlando Sentinel on Wednesday.

"I saw her [the clerk] falling, and I seen his hand come up," Chris said. "I didn't know if it was a gun, if he was stabbing her. She was on the ground when I fired. He was over on top of her. As soon as he stood up, I fired two shots."
 

NJ: Crime spike has Heights edgy, fearful
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While the New York Avenue Block Association may have secured a turnaround in its small corner of the city, the same can't be said for the Jersey City Heights as a whole, at least one resident says.
Ron Clate, who lives on Congress Street, said his tires have been slashed, his home has been "tagged" with spray paint and his bushes have been uprooted.
Gangs have moved into the neighborhood, and calls to the police have not fixed the problem, he said.
"Do we have to become vigilantes? Is that what it's going to take?" Clate asked.
Crime statistics for the area appear to back up Clate's claims - and outrage.

COMMENT: Jersey City's mayor, Jerramiah Healy, is an outspoken member of Bloomberg's anti-gun coalition.
 

The Tears of a TSA Agent
Submitted by: Larry

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Yes, that is an actual television program that exists now. It's about how safe—and yet horribly, horribly imperiled, every minute—you are right now. Which is to say, it's a reality program about airport security staff and all the myriad crazy things (human skulls!) they have to clear through their checkpoints. It's produced by the guy who gave us Big Brother along with, you guessed it, the Department of Homeland Security. It's one of Bush's very last parting gifts to his beloved, cowering populace! (I mean but seriously though, why now? And it raises the bigger question, at least to my political savvy-impoverished mind, what is Obama going to do with Homeland Security? It seems like such a Bushy relic.)

Ed.: Also a video.
 

Feds have plan if Mexico drug violence spills over
Submitted by: Larry

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If Mexican drug violence spills across the U.S. border, Homeland Security officials say they have a contingency plan to assist border areas that includes bringing in the military.

"It's a common sense extension of our continued work with our state, local, and tribal partners in securing the southwest border," DHS spokeswoman Amy Kudwa said Friday.

Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, who described the contingency plan in an interview with The New York Times this week, said he ordered specific plans to be drawn up this summer as violence in Mexico continued to mount.

The plan includes federal homeland security agents helping local authorities and maybe even military assistance from the Department of Defense, possibly including aircraft, armored vehicles and special teams to go to areas overwhelmed with violence, authorities said.
 

NY: NYPD Wants to Jam Cell Phones During Terror Attack
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For now, Kelly said, the NYPD is taking a whole range of measures to stop another Mumbai-style spree -- from working with private businesses to interdicting boats to training recruits in heavy weapons to installing a spycam network across downtown Manhattan.

But Charles Allen, the Department of Homeland Security's top intelligence official, confessed to the Senate panel that "response to a similar terrorist attack in a major U.S. urban city would be complicated and difficult."
 

UT: Police find no one in shed after 3-hour standoff
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SALT LAKE CITY – Salt Lake City police were in a three-hour standoff outside a shed behind a Salt Lake City home before finding out there was nobody inside. The standoff started Thursday after police got a report from a woman living inside the house that she thought she saw her roommate's estranged boyfriend enter the shed with a gun.
 

OH: The Great Outdoors: Learning to shoot safely critical for young gunners
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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I grew up in a rural area where many kids wanted a gun and usually got one at Christmas time. A weapon of skill, it offered an opportunity for serious hunting and the progression didn’t vary much. The usual first gun under the tree was a single shot .22 rifle, followed in a year or three by a .410 shotgun, then eventually a 20-gauge or even a 12-gauge, depending on size and age of the child. Training to use the weapons was usually rigorous. My father was a marksman and when my first .22 arrived, he walked me through gun safety with great care. A .410, then a single-shot 20-gauge came next and three uncles made sure I knew how to use them on hunting trips.
 

'The weapons ban has worked well all these years'
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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On Dec. 31, the daily Miami Herald editorialized: "The Bush administration last month gave the National Rifle Association a parting gift by lifting a decades-long ban on concealed weapons in national parks. These harmful new rules could take years to undo," warned the suntanned statists. "Make no mistake, though, they must be taken off the books before they can do too much damage. ..." Goodness; where to begin?
 

UT: The Obama Factor? Utah's concealed weapon applications break records
Submitted by: R. Smith

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Gun owners are flooding the state with applications for concealed weapons permits, with almost 45,000 applications filed in 2008, easily a record number, quadrupling the figure from just four years ago.

With the surge, about one in every 25 Utahns over age 21 could be carrying a licensed concealed weapon, according to a Tribune analysis of numbers from the Bureau of Criminal Identification.

The increase worries Steve Gunn,member of the Gun Violence Prevention Center of Utah.


"People who carry guns or who even own guns should understand that a gun is far more likely to be misused than be for the protection of the individual," Gunn said in a recent interview. "People ought not to be buying or carrying guns."



 

TSA Threatens Freedom of Flight
Submitted by: Larry

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If the TSA's proposal to regulate "large" airplanes stands, the impact on business and personal aviation will be enormous. For example, every passenger boarding a "large" airplane must have their name compared to TSA terrorist watch and no-fly lists. All 80 or more items that are banned from an airline cabin would be banished from a business jet. So, you couldn't dispatch a team carrying normal tools to fix a problem, because most tools are banned. Liquids would be controlled. And firearms would have to be locked away in an inaccessible baggage compartment, which not all airplanes have.

Submitter's note: Note the impact on firearms transport.
 

PA: Philadelphia officer shoots dog, hits DEA agent
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A drug bust in Manayunk went sour yesterday when a Philadelphia police officer shot at a threatening dog at the scene. The dog was wounded, but so was a DEA agent."

"Agent John Douglas ... was admitted in fair condition at Temple University Hospital with a gunshot wound to the left calf."

"The DEA special agent in charge, Carl Colder, said Douglas was shot as he and other members of a ... task force were serving a warrant in connection with suspected crack cocaine sales ..." ...

"Colder said that around 2:30 p.m., as the task force members were climbing the stairs of the house, a "vicious" bull mastiff lept at them. A Philadelphia police officer fired two shots at the dog, one of which struck Douglas." ...
 

PA: DEA Agent Shot by Co-Worker
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A DEA agent is at Temple University Hospital after being accidentally shot by a another agent.

During the raid a dog attacked the officers and one of the officers shot the dog. One of those bullets meant for the dog accidentally struck John Douglass, a 12-year veteran of the drug enforcement division of the DEA.

He was struck in the calf and has been updated to stable/good condition at Temple hospital.
 

NY: 240 Guns Seized By Police in 2008
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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The City of Syracuse has a gun problem, and newly released numbers from the Police Department prove it. This past weekend's deadly shooting on Kellogg St. is just one of too many gun crimes city police have had to deal with. Chief Gary Miguel says the tipping point for his department was a long time ago. You can hear the frustration in Miguel's voice as he talks about the increasingly difficult job of Syracuse Police. In 2008, police seized 240 firearms, 147 of which were handguns. "That's a lot of guns our officers are taking off of the streets of Syracuse," said Chief Migual. "Obviously there are many more out there but it's a dangerous job that they are doing and they doing it very well."
 

They Never Mention Guns
Submitted by: Clell Adams

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***Complete Text Below***

Every so often one one of the "major" broadcast networks airs a report on home safety. A security expert will go on and on about locking doors and windows, installing alarm systems, using motion detectors and a bunch of other things that a home owner might do including, of course, calling the police. But what about that useful, portable, concealable, reusable and affordable equalizer and tool of last resort? In fact, when have we ever been told not to rely on the state for anything?

Submitter's note: The "state" is god. Just ask anyone who works for it.
 

PA: City to discuss gun law proposal
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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The York City Council will take up an issue Tuesday that municipalities throughout the state have been dealing with: lost and stolen firearms. The council will hold a committee meeting to discuss a proposed law that would require owners to report lost or stolen firearms within 72 hours. York Mayor John Brenner, a member of PA Mayors for Gun Safety, backs the proposal, which was introduced in November.
 

Lowering the Barr
Submitted by: David Codrea

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In a move that can only make one shake their head in wonder, former congressman and current NRA director Bob Barr has issued a letter endorsing Holder's nomination.
 

IL: 5 shot in drive-by attack outside high school
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Five people were shot as spectators left a crowded high school basketball game Friday in what police called a possibly gang-related drive-by attack that sent panicked students running into a snowy street on the city's South Side.

"It was crazy. It was like killers on the loose," said Joshua Glaze, 15, a freshman at the school.

People were shouting, "'They're shooting!'" Turman said. "It was a lot of people shouting and running."

Police spokeswoman Monique Bond declined to characterize the victims beyond gender and would not say whether they had attended the basketball game. She added that they were "not necessarily students."

 

CA: Motorist with 16 guns, ammo stopped at airport
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A motorist with more than a dozen guns — two of them loaded — and nearly 1,000 rounds of ammunition in his pickup truck was arrested at a vehicle checkpoint as he entered Los Angeles International Airport, authorities said.

Phillip Dominguez of Orange was booked on suspicion of felony transportation of an assault rifle..

The weapons which included 10 handguns, five rifles and an antique black-powder musket were in containers in the back of the 47-year-old man's truck.

The FBI, the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and Los Angeles Police Department are investigating whether the weapons were properly registered.
 

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