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KY: Woman may not be charged for killing husband.
Submitted by: Larry Mitchell

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"An Oldham County woman admitted to killing her ex-husband, but may never face charges. Two weeks ago, investigators say Donna Fryman, 36, shot Dan Fryman,38, several times in their Goshen home. Dan's family wants police to charge Donna with murder, but that might not ever happen."

"Family members say the two were trying to reconcile, but her attorney says that reconciliation was laced with domestic violence." ...

"Romines said an argument the morning of the shooting left her in a life threatening situation."

"She got away, he found her again and pulled a gun... She found another gun (and when) he pointed the gun at her, she defended herself."
 

NY: Memory Lapse
Submitted by: Anonymous

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"The cop who gunned down an unarmed teen on a Brooklyn rooftop is defending himself by saying the shooting was a split-second reaction to a door springing open - and it happened so fast he never even realized he fired, sources said yesterday." ...

"He knows he fired the shot, but the last thing he remembers his gun was at his side..."

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That's convenient. He doesn't remember. What's next, pleading "diminished capacity"?
 

NY: "Tough Tony" in weapons bust
Submitted by: Anonymous

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"An alleged Genovese wiseguy and popular Queens restaurateur was busted when cops stopped him driving without his seat belt and discovered he had a suspended license - as well as a stash of brass knuckles, mace and six bullets in his car, authorities said yesterday."

"Anthony 'Tough Tony' Federici - the manager of one of Queens' most popular restaurants, The Parkside, in Corona - was stopped in his Mercedes at 12:20 p.m. Saturday for the seat-belt infraction."
 

UK: Stab victim had drugs and gun
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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"Police called to the aid of a stabbing victim found drugs and a gun hidden in his flat, a court heard.
As surgeons treated William Rae, 30, for stab wounds to his legs and body police found the gun hidden in a cooker drawer and 6000 diazepam tablets under his bed."

"Rae, of Govan Road, Glasgow, was jailed for six years."

"He admitted dealing in the £6000 worth of tablets and the handgun."
 

Germany: Judge accused of shooting snowball thrower
Submitted by: George Combs II
Website: http://www.georgecombs.org

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A judge in Germany faced criminal charges and possible disciplinary action Monday after he shot and wounded a teenager who lobbed a snowball at his home.

The town magistrate in Dumstorf, northern Germany, became so enraged when a boy took aim at his house that he took aim at him - with a double-barrel shot gun.

The 16-year-old youth was wounded in the upper arm during the weekend incident. He was treated at a local hospital and later released.

The 55-year-old judge faced arraignment on charges of criminal use of a firearm.

State justice authorities Monday said they were looking into possible disciplinary action which might result in his removal as a magistrate.

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Just think - this is the guy who gets to decide the fate of Germans who commit the "crime" of mere weapons possession.
 

Germany: Thief Gets Bread Stick Instead of Dough
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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A German baker thwarted an armed robber by bombarding him with bread rolls and cakes, a police spokesman near the small western town of Wetzlar said on Friday.
The masked offender got a pasting after bursting into the bakery and demanding money at knifepoint. Instead of handing over the dough, the baker, 47, unloaded a barrage of bread rolls and pastries sending the robber scurrying out the door.

"He was surprised there was any resistance and ran away," said the spokesman. No one was hurt in the incident, but police said the robber escaped.
 

IL: Vandals use forklift, guns in rampage
Submitted by: Chris Covert

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"Bartlett police are searching for vandals who used a van, a forklift and at least one large-caliber handgun to severely damage businesses early Monday morning in an industrial park."

" 'They've done an extensive amount of damage, hundreds of thousands of dollars worth,' said Bartlett Police Cmdr. Fred Ortiz, who called the crimes the worst of their kind in village history."

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Time to register forklifts.
 

NY: Charge Is Seen Against Officer in Roof Killing
Submitted by: Anonymous

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"A spokesman for District Attorney Charles J. Hynes of Brooklyn said yesterday that Mr. Hynes would seek an indictment of the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed teenager on the roof of a Brooklyn housing project over the weekend."

"Mr. Hynes's office believes there is enough evidence to support a charge of criminally negligent homicide, and perhaps the more serious one of second-degree manslaughter, said the spokesman, Jerry Schmetterer."
 

NY: A Wrongful Death in Brooklyn
Submitted by: Anonymous

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"There is no good answer to why Timothy Stansbury Jr. was shot to death by a police officer on a rooftop of the Louis Armstrong Houses in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood in Brooklyn. Mr. Stansbury, 19 years old, black and unarmed, was killed when he happened upon two white officers on patrol as he tried to open the door to the roof. This is more than a case of wrong place, wrong time." ...

"As he and his partner made the rounds of the buildings — a procedure known as a vertical patrol — his gun was drawn, even though it appears that the men were not responding to any specific threat that night. That is not against regulations, but it is one area that needs scrutiny in the internal review."

"While both officers were veterans of vertical patrols, the rooftops of the housing project can be perilous." ...

"The challenge for Mr. Kelly is to make sure that the officers checking out the roofs are prepared for anything, including the possibility that the people they encounter are not a threat."

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Yes, they were veterans, but they were also apparently not very well trained. They were jumpy and quick to shoot. And that is the worst, most dangerous type of cop.
 

Canada: Starved militia units run out of bullets
Submitted by: Anonymous

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"Talk about biting the bullet: It seems inconceivable, and it is surely shameful, but at least some of the Canadian Forces' reserve units have run out of ammunition."

"For almost a year now, militia units in 125 towns and cities across Canada have had only extremely limited amounts of live or 'ball' ammunition -- just enough for soldiers to requalify annually on their service weapons -- and some have had no blanks for training."

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When you have a 10,000% cost overrun on registering civilians and their hunting rifles you gotta cut back somewhere.
 

NH: Probation officer charged with assault in Belknap County
Submitted by: Thompson

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"A state juvenile probation/parole officer has been charged with sexually assaulting a young girl."

"Rodney Martinez, 46, is alleged he assaulted a 10-year-old girl on Nov. 8."

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Why is it that a member of the government can be tried secretly and released on a relatively low personal recognizance bail for a heinous crime such as this? Would a non-government individual be afforded the same courtesy?
 

Erasing a Clinton Legacy
Submitted by: Anonymous

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"First, the bill — which passed the House in 2003 — requires that federal records on lawful gun purchasers who are approved by the National Instant Check System be destroyed within 24 hours. As I detailed in an NRO article, when Congress created the NICS in 1993, it added an amendment to require destruction of records on law-abiding gun owners: 'No department, agency, officer, or employee of the United States may...use the system established under this section to establish any system for the registration of firearms (or) firearm owners...' "

"The 1993 law reinforced the Firearms Owners' Protection Act of 1986 (FOPA), which prohibited the creation of a registry of gun owners. FOPA mandated that no 'system of registration of firearms, firearms owners, or firearms transactions or dispositions be established.' Thus, the new 2004 law brings the federal government into compliance with long-standing federal statutes."
 

NRA Website ClintonGunBan.com Fights Renewal Of Assault Weapons Ban
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"NRA has launched ClintonGunBan.com, devoted to fighting efforts to renew the federal assault weapons ban. The name of the site is a reference to President Clinton's support for ridding America's streets of assault weapons."

"But President George W. Bush - whom the NRA takes credit for electing - also supports the assault weapons ban."

"There is no word on whether NRA will rename its site BushGunBan.com should President Bush keep his word and fight for the assault weapons ban."

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Maybe they won't. But millions of gun owners will reconsider their vote in November if he signs this worthless, tyrannical bill into law.
 

DC: Witness Tells How Teen Was Gunned Down
Submitted by: Doug

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"A witness has given police an account of the terror that unfolded Friday night when a gunman entered a townhouse in Northwest Washington and fired seven shots into a 14-year-old girl, authorities revealed in charging papers yesterday."

"The gunfire killed Jahkema Princess Hansen, who was targeted because she was thought to be a witness to a homicide, authorities said."
 

Just wipe the slate clean!!
Submitted by: LFA Editor
Website: http://www.libertyforall.net

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"Just imagine for a moment a nation of people who are educated and free suddenly having the choice to be really free of the burden of taxes and the state control that goes with them in the threat of not paying them."

"A man who crafts a good chair to sit in no longer has to give half of his effort in manufacturing that chair to the state for the novices he hires to learn how to make that chair. The novices he hires no longer have to pay half of what he pays them to various taxes while learning to craft that chair." ...

"The grocer will no longer have to pay taxes and benefits for every clerk he hires and suffer workers comp when some little accident happens." ...

"How does the clerk or chair maker pay for medical expenses when some little accident happens or their family gets sick? Well, the medical professionals no longer have to pay for lawyers on retainer and malpractice insurance because everyone is on a level playing field now. Therefore the medical professionals can reduce their overhead and just charge for services rendered." ...

"Enter the lawyers. They might honestly go back to litigating only a righteous claim." ...
 

Police Statist Dean
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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"Despite his campaign assurances that as president he would protect personal privacy, Democratic candidate Howard Dean, less than two years ago, advocated 'smart card' IDs for all Americans and pushed a requirement that PCs include card readers to assure a user's identity before going online."
 

Operation Unification: It's time for a change for the better
Submitted by: LFA Editor
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"What do the drug war, Child Protective Service', Gun Control and Anti-smoking laws have in common?"

"EVERYTHING. Each are examples of well intentioned policies that either don't work or won't work in the long run. Each is based on political reaction instead of reasonable action. Each violates basic constitutional rights and all are based on the politics of personal preference instead of logic and reason. Moreover, each has created huge bureaucracies that are now self feeding monsters."
 

MO: Mr. Ross Goes to Jefferson City, or The Battle Continues, Part III
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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"The Supreme Court hearing (oral arguments) about Missouri's concealed carry law took place yesterday. I got there early and got a seat in the front row. Recording devices are not permitted, and I don't take shorthand, so the description that follows may miss a few details, but I think I got all the highlights."

"Supreme Court hearings are tightly structured, with each side having 15 minutes to present their arguments. This 15 minute limit includes questions by the justices, and in most cases the justices start asking questions immediately. This case was no exception. "
 

UK: Violence at work is now a class in compensation culture
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"...Cars of staff had been struck by rocks at the shared campus of St David’s and Dalkeith High, schools a mere stone’s throw from each other. This potentially life-threatening situation caused several teachers to take Draconian action, ie, they plucked up the courage to fill in a 'violence at work' form."

"The education minister, Peter Peacock, is skeptical about the dramatic increase in reported incidents of violence and verbal abuse directed at school staff, up from 1,898 in 1998-99 to more than 6,000 this year. He has commissioned costly research to be carried out by Edinburgh University - I give my research free."
 

UK: Passenger launched attack on bus driver
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"An attacker assaulted a bus driver, pulling out a clump of hair, a court heard. Dean Skipp, of Brassknocker Hill in Bath, appeared before Bristol Crown Court yesterday charged with causing actual bodily harm to bus driver Jonathan Bromley."

"The 22-year-old defendant initially denied the offence but after the jury had been sworn in and the trial was under way, Skipp changed his plea to guilty."

"Before the change of plea, prosecutor Ramin Pakrooh told the jury that on July 26 last year, Skipp had flagged down a bus driven by Mr Bromley at about 10.30pm on the route between Whiteway and Bath city centre." ...

"When Skipp got up to leave the bus at a stop on Pines Way he got into a conversation with Mr Bromley."

"This exchange led Skipp to attack the driver, using both arms to throw punches at him and then pulling him by the hair with such force that a clump fell out."
 

UK: Source of evil
Submitted by: Russell MacLeod Middleton

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The English Bill of Rights is dead. William Greenwood (76) and his son, Mitchell Greenwood (42), legally sold deactivated weapons, also sold tools to reactivate the weapons, along with the "know-how" to turn the guns into "lethal weapons". The Greenwoods were found guilty of conspiracy to convert deactivated firearms into live firearms. Derby, UK, Crown Court Judge Alison Hampton has told them they should expect a "substantial" prison sentence.
 

IL: Leader readers are sure: Uphold the Second Amendment
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Overwhelmingly, Illinois Leader readers believe that the Second Amendment is an absolute right, and that government should not restrict the right to bear arms."

"As a question reflecting a major story last week, Illinois Leader raised the question, and as of Tuesday, over 1000 persons voted in the unscientific poll." ...

"An overwhelming 88.56% of Leader readers said that neither local control or state pre-emption are acceptable. 'The Second Amendment is an absolute right. No unit of government has the right to prevent law-abiding citizens from the right to keep and bear arms,' the vast majority of Leader readers said."
 

MO: Mel Hancock thinks his amendment could be gun law's undoing
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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"Former U.S. Rep. Mel Hancock believes Missourians should have the right to carry concealed guns, but also thinks the state amendment bearing his name that forbids unfunded mandates 'very well could undo' the law."

" 'It's pretty obvious that it (the concealed weapons law) is an unfunded mandate,' said Hancock, a Republican from the Springfield area."

"...the law allows Missourians age 23 and older to receive concealed gun permits from their local sheriffs after passing criminal background checks, firearms training courses and paying a fee of up to $100."

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It wouldn't be an unfunded mandate if they left out the unconstitutional fees and background checks and simply restored the citizens' right to keep and bear arms.
 

UT: Gun Related Accidents Bringing Attention to Gun Storage Safety
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"Utah lawmakers are getting ready to shoot down a proposal to require safe storage of guns, for the 12th year in a row." ...

"A lot of gun owners fear bills like this are the first step toward gun control." ...

"The question is mandating safe gun storage. Such a law might have helped last September in South Jordan when a 12 year old accidentally shot his 14-year old friend. But it might not have helped two months later in West Valley City, when a four-year old boy found a key and unlocked a gun without permission and killed his three year old brother."

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It also won't help you when an intruder intent on harming you or your family breaks into your home. The thug certainly won't wait for you to unlock your safe.
 

Canada: Gun crimes 'out of control'
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"The police report on this past's weekend violence goes something like this: two homicide victims, both dead from gunshot wounds. Gunfights outside booze cans. An uncooperative gunshot victim turns up in hospital, an unknown assailant shoots a man in the back, stray bullets rip into another home in Scarborough and a gunman fires a shotgun blast through the patio doors of a townhouse."

"To police trying to stem the tide of gang- and gun-related violence, it was another example of gun crime escalating in Toronto. 'Most weekends we have two or three shootings, and it is out of control,' acting Staff Superintendent Ken Cenzura said yesterday."

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Well, gosh. That billion dollar gun registry was money well spent, wasn't it?
 

OR: Weapons suit raises campus safety issues for gun owners
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"In a dramatic challenge to Oregon University System policy, physics graduate student Brian Stubbs filed a lawsuit in Federal District Court against several state higher education organizations. In his claim, Stubbs argues that the system's ban on concealed weapons violates state laws that allow Concealed Handgun License holders to carry concealed firearms on public property anywhere in Oregon, save in courtrooms and where otherwise dictated by the Oregon Legislature." ...

"State law specifically prohibits cities and counties from abridging gun possession rights of CHL holders within their boundaries. However, both the Board of Higher Education and the Oregon University System certainly qualify as lesser jurisdictional authorities." ...
 

NY: Gang Member Nabbed With Pa. Cop's Gun
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"A gang member was carrying a .40-caliber Glock semi-automatic pistol belonging to a Pennsylvania police officer when he was arrested on Long Island, authorities said yesterday."

"Kawan Johnson, 21, was arrested Saturday night at a known drug-dealing location in Roosevelt by Nassau County Officers Milagros Serrano and Michael Valente." ...

"Gorddard said Johnson, who admitted to being a Crips gang member, was charged with weapons possession, possession of stolen property, resisting arrest and possession of marijuana."
 

WI: Female student assaulted in Ogg Hall
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A female University of Wisconsin student was sexually assaulted in UW housing Monday morning, according to a report from the UW Police Department."

"According to the police report, the suspect of the third-degree sexual assault is described as a 6-foot clean-shaven male with a medium build. The suspect could have a cut or scratch on the left side of his face as a result of the incident. No further details of the case are known as of now. This case comes after two assaults were reported in the downtown area over the weekend."

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Existing UW System policy prohibits carrying, possessing or using dangerous weapons on university lands. And some statist cops are urging the legislature to prevent citizens from carrying concealed weapons for their protection. Where were these cops when this young woman got attacked?
 

Less Guns, More Crime
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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"For nearly 30 years, the D.C. government has conducted a public policy experiment based on the theory that if you deprive citizens of their constitutional right to keep and bear arms, you'll reduce crime. Last week, federal district court judge Reggie Walton, a George W. Bush appointee, ruled that that experiment should continue. In his decision in Seegars v. Ashcroft, et al., Judge Walton rejected a Second Amendment challenge to the District’s comprehensive gun ban."

"Of course, Judge Walton is under no illusions that depriving citizens of their right to keep and bear arms actually results in a safer city. Nor, interestingly enough, is the D.C. government attorney defending the ban in Seegars." ...
 

RI: Legislators discuss gun safety measures at Cumberland school
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"U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) and a delegation of town and school officials joined McCarthy for an interactive session with students on the topic of gun safety. It was also an opportunity for the two members of Congress to pay tribute to Middle School students and staff for the effective manner in which the school and community handled a gun incident at the school last March."

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Why not call it what it really is? "Gun control." McCarthy is one of the more zealous and fanatical enemies of freedom in Congress. She believes her tragedy entitles her to disarm and render vulnerable the rest of the American population.
 

AZ: Local police agencies, businesses to conduct gun swap
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"Yavapai County Sheriff Buck Buchanan didn’t end up with a donkey or an empty box."

"Instead, his version of 'Let’s Make A Deal' landed 33 brand-new Glock handguns in the YCSO coffers."

"Buchanan recently asked the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors for permission to trade weapons to a firearms dealer for more suitable weapons for his deputies, and during last week’s meeting in Cottonwood, the board gave its unanimous approval."
 

Russia: Interior Ministry eases procedure of issuing gun licences
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"In 2003 the Interior Ministry issued about half a million gun licences, said deputy head of the Public Order Department of the Interior Ministry Major General Leonid Vedenov."

"He said that a few days ago changes were introduced in the regulations for issuing gun licences. ...Now in order to get a licence people have to submit a general medical report rather than separate certificates to the police. Vedenov added that a citizen can submit all the necessary medical documents either to the polyclinic he is registered with or to a medical office authorized to issue such reports. ..."
 

IA: Toy Guns Cause Police Concern
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"Guns that look like the pistols police carry, may look too much like the real thing."

"The guns shoot small BB's or pellets, but they don't have a red barrel or any other markings that make it clear they don't fire bullets."

"Iowa City officers say they arrested a teenager for waving one of these guns at a bus full of children."

"Southeast Junior High went into a lockdown after the student waved the gun, because nobody knew it was a BB gun."

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When you indoctrinate an entire society to fear and panic at the sight of a firearm, even a toy becomes cause for terror.
 

Singapore: Ex-Cisco officer to hang after losing his appeal
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"A FORMER Cisco officer will hang for shooting his ex-colleague to death."

"The Court of Appeal, Singapore's highest court, unanimously dismissed his appeal against the conviction yesterday."

" 'Cold-blooded' Ismail shot his former colleague.
Ismail Abdul Rahman, 37, was found guilty in October last year of pumping three bullets into Mr Rahim Othman, 47, with a revolver on March 7 last year at the Bukit Panjang Telecoms Exchange. Ismail had been sacked about five weeks before the incident."
 

Rifles And Shotguns At Home, Oh My!
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Lots of humor and a plethora of good advice in this column. Here's just a taste:

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“You’re still not getting my point. I don’t want my boys anywhere near danger.”

“Me neither. Say, you don’t leave loaded buckets around your house, do you?"

“Loaded buckets?”

“Yeah, buckets full of water. Like when you’re mopping and go off to do something else. I read about toddlers falling into them and drowning. When ours were younger, we were really careful about that. Wouldn’t let them play in any house where people left loaded buckets around unattended. You wouldn’t believe the statistics on those things. But I can tell you’d never leave one out and Jason’s pretty big. I’d have no worry whatsoever about him playing in your house.”
 

UT: Utah Gunshot Victim Uses Personal Tale to Inspire Others
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"...he is alive but paraplegic and wheelchair-bound, one of an estimated 60,000 Americans who have been paralyzed by bullets that have damaged their spinal cords. ..." ...

"He will tell you that his life is good. But he will also tell you that he always wonders about that day, three weeks shy of his 15th birthday, when he visited a friend who pulled out his father's off-duty police revolver and pointed it at Schlappi in the mistaken belief that it wasn't loaded."

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A supposed professional didn't see it necessary to teach his son about firearms safety. Maybe Mr. Schlappi should start speaking to groups of cops.
 

MD: "Assault" weapons ban gathering momentum
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"A bill banning assault weapons is shaping up to be the major battle over weaponry this session, with the idea getting a nod from Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. and a broad swath of liberal Democratic lawmakers."

"The bill ...would ban not only the semiautomatic Uzis, AK-47s and other guns included in the federal assault weapons ban set to expire this year, but also copycats and other assault weapons, such as the Bushmaster rifle used in the 2002 sniper rampage."

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While use of "assault" weapons in crimes has always been relatively rare (under 2 percent), it rose slightly after the Clinton ban was instituted. Isn't this the very definition of "insanity?"
 

MD: Miller aiming to help Beretta navigate law
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"Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. has promised to sponsor legislation that would help local handgun manufacturer Beretta USA comply with the trigger lock provision in a landmark gun safety bill passed in 2000."

"Miller (D-Dist. 27) of Chesapeake Beach said Accokeek-based Beretta has not been able to sell its handguns in the state because of a controversial trigger lock provision contained in the gun law championed by Gov. Parris N. Glendening (D). Miller made no bones that he wants to help Beretta -- which is in his southern Prince George's County district -- comply with the law and sell its handguns to Marylanders."

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A strident anti-gunner wants to help a gun company sell its wares. Must be election time soon!
 

WI: Law officers back Doyle plea for ban
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"In a last-minute plea to the state Assembly Monday, Gov. Jim Doyle joined with law enforcement officers from around Wisconsin to persuade legislators not to override his veto of a bill that would let residents carry concealed weapons." ...

Major Darren Price, director of training for the Wisconsin State Patrol:

"It is a public safety issue, it is not a Second Amendment issue. More guns in our society means more weapons discharges."

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It's both a Second Amendment issue AND a public safety issue. The public has the right to be safe from the criminal element, and we have the right (protected by the Second Amendment) to defend ourselves from petty would-be police-statists like you.

Oh, and by the way, can you tell us, sir, how many innocent civilians have been gunned down by overzealous and undertrained cops?
 

Feds violate U.S. mail
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"A confidential federal informant claims an FBI agent instructed him to break the law as part of the government’s terror investigations in Metro Detroit."

"In a Jan. 21 letter, written at the airport as he left for an undisclosed foreign country, informant Marwan Farhat said he was asked by FBI Special Agent Robert Pertuso to steal mail from Arab Muslims whom the federal government had identified as terror suspects."
 

EU: Legality questions over EU passport
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"Proposals for a high-tech European Union passport are facing legal questions as the clock ticks on a US October security deadline for travel documents."

"Plans for the 'biometric' identity document – recording a 'a measurable physiological or behavioural trait of a living person' – are to be discussed at a meeting of justice ministers on February 19 after winning the backing of Europe’s leaders at last year’s Thessaloniki summit."

"But behind the scenes profound questions remain over the legal basis for such a move."
 

UK: Machete horror for pensioner
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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A PENSIONER and her son were attacked and robbed when two men crept into their home armed with a gun and a machete.

The raiders slashed Gareth Ratcliffe, 52, across the side of the head and struck him in the face with the barrel of the pistol.

Lucy Ratcliffe, 77, was thrown across the floor of their Southbridge Road, South Croydon, home and ordered to hand over £4,000-worth of jewellery.

Anyone with information on the raid, which happened at 3.10pm on Saturday January 17, is urged to call detectives on 020 8649 1334.

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More vulnerable victims of government disarmament.
 

Australia: Firearms audit moves to Wauchope
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A STATEWIDE audit of firearms has reached the Mid North Coast."

"Local police are cracking down on gun ownership and over the next few months every firearm licensee will be asked to prove they are allowed to have weapons in their home."

"There are thousands of registered names on the Mid North Coast Local Area Command firearms database and every single person will be visited and questioned by police."

"If their licences don't match the registered guns in their homes they will be penalised."

"It is effective in accounting for where firearms are, said Port Macquarie licensing sergeant Senior Constable John Lawrie."

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Of course it won't reduce the number of armed violent criminals. But it will allow the police state to continue its inevitable march toward complete enslavement.
 

Bunning and Wilson Set to Knock Down Hurdles to Arming Pilots
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"The TSA has erected numerous hurdles to discourage qualified pilots from applying to carry firearms. GOA last year reported how one TSA attorney boasted his agency 'intends to make the [armed pilots] program so difficult, intimidating and burdensome that no pilot will volunteer.' " ...

"Fortunately, Senator Jim Bunning (R-KY) and Representative Joe Wilson (R-SC) will shortly introduce legislation to force TSA to eliminate these hurdles."
 

DC: Gun Grabbers Have No Proof Washington DC's Gun Ban Laws Have Worked
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"Washington DC's unconstitutional gun ban laws have been in effect for more than 25 years."

"But, I am not aware of any credible study which shows these law have worked -- by which I mean that they have reduced crimes by individuals using guns. And the gun-grabbers and their allies are unable to cite any such study."

"One of the earliest backers of the DC gun ban laws was Charles Orasin." ...

"When called at his Virginia home recently and asked if he knew of any studies which shows that the DC gun ban laws have actually reduced crimes committed by people with guns, Orasin said: 'I am not interested in discussing this subject.' "

"He hangs up the phone."
 

UK: Colonel killed by heavy buckshot
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"Police baffled by the murder of a retired colonel in a small English village are hoping for a breakthrough after revealing the 83-year-old was blasted with a rare buckshot designed to kill large animals."

"Three weeks after Robert Workman was shot at point blank range as he answered his door, an investigation has turned up neither suspects nor motives for the killing."

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So let's get this straight. Not only are the police in the UK unable to protect you, while you are being victimized by armed thugs, but they can't even bring said thugs to justice after they have finished with you.
 

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