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CCRKBA Applauds Idaho Mayor For Quitting Bloomberg's Anti-Gun Coalition
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today applauded the decision of Idaho Falls, ID Mayor Jared Fuhriman to quit an anti-gun mayors' coalition created last year by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg as 'a reasonable first step that other mayors should follow.'"

"CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb encouraged other mayors who may have been coerced or lulled into joining Bloomberg's rogue alliance to also drop out.
Bloomberg created "Mayors Against Illegal Guns" in the wake of his vigilante- style gun shop sting last year that may have seriously jeopardized official federal law enforcement efforts." ...
 

SAF Files Motion to Hold Nagin, Riley in Contempt
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Frustrated by repeated failures to meet court-appointed deadlines, and a pattern of disregard by the City of New Orleans, the Second Amendment Foundation has filed a motion to hold Mayor Ray Nagin and Police Superintendent Warren Riley in contempt of federal court."

"A hearing on the motion is scheduled for Jan. 31 in federal district court in New Orleans. The Second Amendment Foundation is suing Nagin and Riley over the confiscation of firearms from law-abiding citizens in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Joining SAF in the lawsuit is the National Rifle Association." ...
 

One Cop's View on School Shootings
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Ohio police officer Paul Markel knows it takes more than feel-good-do-nothing anti-gun legislation and 'no guns allowed' signs to stop criminal violence."

"As he explained in a recent article for PoliceOne.com:"

"Society's well meaning, but totally deluded sheep, are obsessed with their little white signs and placards declaring this building or that to be a 'No Gun Zone' or 'No Weapons Permitted'."

"Shiny placards, clever little signs, and policy papers don't stop crime. ..."

"One of the largest grassroots efforts undertaken by OFCC members has been to educate businesses who have erected 'No Guns Allowed' signs. ..." ...
 

Stop Congress From Silencing Gun Owners--Call Your U.S. Senators (NRA-ILA)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"This week--is taking upperhaps even tomorrow--the U.S. Senate legislation that could stifle gun owners' voices in the legislative process."

"To ensure gun owners remain able to speak out in support of our Second Amendment rights, during debate this week on S.A. 3, the 'Legislative Transparency and Accountability Act', Senators Robert Bennett (R-Utah) and Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) will offer an amendment to strike Sec. 220--the section that would force countless groups of ordinary citizens to register with the federal government as 'lobbyists,' with all the attendant restrictions, costs, and penalties."

"... One of NRA's greatest strength is our members' ability to fully use the First Amendment to protect the Second Amendment. ..." ...
 

An Idaho Mayor Withdraws From Bloomberg's Gun Group
Submitted by: RPA-PAC
Website: http://www.rpa-pac.org

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"An Idaho mayor has dropped out of Mayor Bloomberg's coalition against illegal guns, city officials said."

"The mayor of Idaho Falls, Jared Mr. Bloomberg's coalition in October, but withdrew earlier this month because of pressure from constituents and what he told a local news organization was a sense that the coalition had an 'agenda' of preventing guns from entering the hands even of law-abiding gun owners. The coalition is called Mayors Against Illegal Guns."

"Mr. Fuhriman declined to comment for this article." ...
 

Smith & Wesson Debuts New Products at 2007 SHOT Show
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation ... unveiled 18 product platforms featuring the company's newly launched shotgun line, the M&P45 pistol and a classic series of revolvers at the 2007 Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show held last week in Orlando, Florida."

"... Among the 18 product platforms launched at the show by Smith & Wesson were:"

" * The Elite Gold side-by-side shotguns"

" * The Elite Silver over/under shotguns"

" * The 1000 Series of semi-automatic shotguns"

" * M&P45 pistols -- two full size models, one featuring a frame-mounted ambidextrous thumb safety"

" * M&P40 compact pistol"

"* Classics Series -- six retro revolvers featuring the Model 40 'Lemon Squeezer'" ...
 

TN: Madison Merchant Wounds Robbery Suspect
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Metro Police said a store owner shot a robbery suspect after he and another masked man demanded money and threatened customers."

"Police arrested 19-year-old Joshua Whitworth of Madison, charging him with attempted criminal homicide and two counts of attempted aggravated robbery."

"... David Espino, one of the store owners shot Whitworth in the hand after Whitworth and another man as they tried to rob Discount Tobacco Store ..."

"The pair demanded money and threatened customers Tuesday night ..."

"Espino, 23, pulled out a pistol after hearing what he thought was a gunshot, police said."

"He fired at the suspects. As they ran out of the store, they fired shots, nearly hitting someone sitting in a car." ...
 

CA: Two Men Arrested in Fatal Shooting Released
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Two men arrested in connection with a stray shot that killed a 9-year-old girl in Angelino Heights were released without being charged after authorities determined the bullet that killed the girl was fired in self-defense ..." ...

"According to police, the men were sitting outside ... when a car pulled up. One man got out, walked onto the apartment property and pulled out a gun. Witnesses said he tried to shoot but his gun apparently jammed ..."

"Zamora and Castanon pulled guns of their own and fired several times. None of the shots hit the gunman ... But one bullet traveled down the street and into Charupha's home." ...

"'A person has a right of self-defense, and third-party damage, as sad as it may be, is considered an unintended consequence,' Pugsley said."
 

VT: Daughter: Sorvino Pulled Gun in Dispute
Submitted by: RPA-PAC
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"'Goodfellas' actor Paul Sorvino pulled a gun on his daughter's ex-boyfriend after the man pounded on her hotel door and made threats, the daughter testified Tuesday."

"'He got in my father's face and said, 'Go ahead, Paul, shoot, I ain't done nothing wrong,' Amanda Sorvino, 36, told a Monroe County judge. The judge granted her request for a protection-from-abuse order against Daniel Snee, 21."

"Amanda Sorvino testified Snee threatened to kill her at a hotel Jan. 3 in Stowe, Vt.; she said she locked herself in the bathroom and called both police and her father. Her 67-year-old father showed up before police, she testified. When police arrived, the young man was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, she said." ...
 

ME: Accused killer faces murder charge
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"Frequently closing his eyes and hanging his head, which bobbed occasionally from side to side, Richard Reynolds of Waterville made his first appearance in Somerset County Superior Court on Tuesday, facing a new charge of murdering his estranged wife, Rhonda Wakefield-Reynolds, 37, of Fairfield. Wakefield-Reynolds obtained a protection from abuse order against Reynolds on Thursday, the day before she was shot." [emphasis added] ...
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KABA Note: Yet another victim of paper 'protection'.
 

Obama's Past Offers Ammo for Critics
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama may have a lot of explaining to do."

"He voted against requiring medical care for aborted fetuses who survive. He supported allowing retired police officers to carry concealed weapons, but opposed allowing people to use banned handguns to defend against intruders in their homes. And the list of sensitive topics goes on."

"With only a slim, two-year record in the U.S. Senate, Obama doesn't have many controversial congressional votes which political opponents can frame into attack ads. But his eight years as an Illinois state senator are sprinkled with potentially explosive land mines, such as his abortion and gun control votes." ...
 

Virginia Anti-Gun Legislation Held Over In Committee (NRA-ILA)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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FULL TEXT BELOW:

Senate Bill 827, introduced by State Senator Jeannemarie Devolites Davis (R-34), a thinly veiled scheme to shut down gun shows in Virginia, was "held over" for the day, and was not heard in the Virginia Courts of Justice Committee.

However, this bill could be scheduled for a hearing as early as next Monday, January 22.

Please continue to contact your State Senator at (804) 698-7410 and urge him or her to oppose SB 827!
 

MD: Maryland Assault Weapons Ban of 2007
Submitted by: Jim Sr

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"Sponsored By:"

"[Democratic] Senators Lenett, Britt, Conway, Currie, Exum, Forehand, Frosh, Garagiola, Gladden, Jones, Kelley, Kramer, Madaleno, McFadden, Muse, Pinsky, Pugh, Raskin, Robey, Rosapepe, Zirkin"

"Synopsis:"

"Designating specified firearms as assault weapons; prohibiting with specified exceptions a person from transporting an assault weapon into the State or possessing, selling, offering to sell, transferring, or receiving an assault weapon; requiring the Handgun Roster Board to compile and maintain a roster of prohibited assault weapons; etc." ...
 

IL: Replica gun ban might nail parents
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Should parents be held accountable when their children break the recently passed ban on replica guns?"

"That was the question before the city's Government Operations Committee Tuesday, and, though no conclusion was reached, aldermen and the community activist who asked for the replica gun law faced off over questions of responsibility."

"Committee members proposed adding a section to the ban, passed last month, which would allow a judge to order a parent or guardian to pay the fine or perform community service with their charge, provided that charge is under 18. The amendment would be copied from a similar law in Chicago."

"Replica guns are defined as ones that reasonable people may confuse with actual firearms. ..." ...
 

The Debates in the Federal Convention, "...They never will--they never can...", June 20, 1787
Submitted by: GunShowOnTheNet.com
Website: http://gunshowonthenet.com/index.html

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"...Will the people intrust their dearest rights and liberties to the determination of one body of men, and those not chosen by them, and who are invested both with the sword and purse? They never will--they never can--to a conclave, transacting their business secret from the eye of the public. Do we not discover by their public journals of the years 1778--9 and 1780, that factions and party spirit had guided many of their acts? ..."

"...they, too, through tenderness, sacrificed their dearest rights to preserve the whole. But the time is come when justice will be done to their claims. Situations are altered...."
 

CA: L.A. County votes to settle lawsuits involving jails, inmate care
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has voted to resolve three lawsuits filed by inmates or their families over treatment in county jail facilities."

"Supervisors approved the settlements Tuesday."

"The relatives of Gustavo Ortega, a diabetic who had part of his right foot amputated while in jail and was released in 2004 without his medication or any means to get home, will be awarded $700,000."

"Ortega ... had curled up on a bench inside the lobby of the downtown Inmate Reception Center and lay there for three days before deputies called paramedics."

"R. Samuel Paz, attorney for the Ortega family, said the case speaks to deputies' lack of common sense and care." ...
 

GA: Citizens, elected officials, Atlanta police at odds over no-knock warrants
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Atlanta City council member Ivory Young hosted a meeting on Jan. 10, 2007. The topics included the problems with no-knock Warrants and the DC6 statue concerning the unfortunate death of Kathryn Johnston, a 92-year-old woman in Nov. 2006."

"Many concerned citizens, community leaders, and Atlanta police officers were present to discuss the pros and cons of the no-knock Warrants and the DC6 Statue. ..."

"The death of Kathryn Johnson brings to the forefront about the issues with the Civilian Review Board. The Civilian Review Board's mission is to 'review cases involving allegations of excessive use of force, serious bodily injury or death as a result of action by an officer of the Police or Corrections departments.'" ...
 

CA: Charges Dismissed Against SF Officers In Teen's Death
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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co police officers accused of misconduct after a teenage girl was fatally shot during an arrest will not face disciplinary charges in the case, a state appeals court ruled."

"The 1st District Court of Appeal said the city waited too long to file charges in the 1998 killing of Sheila Detoy, 17." ...

"The Office of Citizen Complaints alleged the two officers had fired without justification. They also claimed that [officers] lied during the investigation of the shooting."

"In its 3-0 ruling, the appeals court did not address the Office of Citizen Complaints' claim. Instead, the judges said the city missed the one-year filing deadline for disciplinary complaints while police and city officials clashed over the charges."
 

NC: Former Officer Ordered To Pay $280,000 For Beating
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A former Durham police officer convicted of beating a handcuffed man for personal reasons while on duty has been ordered to pay the man $280,000 in damages."

"Former officer Michael Aultman is personally liable for the money ... The city was once a defendant in the case, but the court decided that Aultman's actions arose from a personal dispute unrelated to his professional duties." ...

"Aultman left the police department after an internal investigation found that he had used improper force and engaged in conduct unbecoming an officer. He was later sentenced to six months in jail after pleading guilty to kidnapping and assaulting Dixon." ...
 

Training, shooting practice fulfilled by Outback Range
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The Outback Park & Public Range is a local facility that sponsors and employs a total of eight approved instructors listed on the Attorney General's web site for the required course for concealed carry licenses. According to owner Charles Harter, the facility employs one instructor from Saline County, one from Wichita, two from Hutchinson and four from McPherson County including himself." ...

"According to Harter, approximately 300 students have completed the eight-hour course mandated by the concealed carry handgun (CCH) law. Harter says he and his instructors like to limit the size of a class to about 10 or 12 students. Harter said he and his other instructors strive to offer more than the minimum required content. ..." ...
 

KY: Concealed Carry Effective and Popular in Kentucky (OFCC)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A new series entitled 'Under the Gun' is being published on the website for a Kentucky television station, WBKO. The first installment of this series describes our southern neighbors' successful implementation of their concealed carry laws. The article begins generally by stating that there are nearly 192 million firearms owned in the United States and 500,000 accounts are reported each year of justified self-defense with a concealed handgun when outside the home. Obviously, that number would drastically increase if incidents inside the home were included as well as justified self-defense uses that are never reported due to de-escalation of the situation." ...
 

PA: Where's the outrage about gun violence?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "Guns, however, reign supreme. Criticize the need for guns, the obsession with guns, and you're labeled unpatriotic, anti-Constitution or - horrors - a liberal."

"Any politician running for higher office has to kiss the long barrel of the NRA and gun fetishists, preferably by praising gun ownership and going hunting ..." ...

"As we head into the new year, let's hold on to the one number that trumps all others: 406."

"That's how many people were murdered in Philadelphia last year. And here's where generalizations hold up. Most of the victims were young. Most of them were poor. Most of them were black. Most of them were killed with guns."

"Our problems are bigger than guns. But guns are our problem." ...
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Submitter's Note: Here is another number for you: 1.5 million. That is a conservative estimate of the number of DGUs each year.
 

FL: Tales Of The Gun
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Every few weeks, Manuela Simon calls Jacksonville police to ask what they're doing to find out who gave a 16-year-old the Glock pistol he used to murder her son." ...

"Three years later, Simon feels no closer to answering that question ..." ...

"... of the 136 people accused in gun homicides during that period, one of every eight was a juvenile and about a third were convicted felons. Florida law prohibits both groups from possessing guns."

"Florida law also makes it a felony to provide guns to juveniles ... but that statute is never enforced in Duval County ... In fact, while police and prosecutors have boosted efforts to jail felons with firearms, tracking and hindering the sources of illegal guns are lower priorities." ...
 

Mexico: Mexican drug gangs buy at U.S. gun shows
Submitted by: Doug Huffman
Website: http://www.scfirearms.org

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"Mexican drug gangs are armed with assault weapons bought at gun shows in the United States and smuggled across the border, a report says."

"AK-47s and similar weapons have shown up in greater numbers since the U.S. Assault Weapons Ban expired in 2004, the Arizona Republic reported."

"'There is a direct relationship between the flow of these weapons and the explosion of violence,' Jose Luis Santiago Vasconcelos, Mexican deputy attorney general for organized crime, said." ...
 

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