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Personal freedom begins with gun rights
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Of all the issues being debated in today's marketplace of opinion, one issue remains inviolate – the belief that everyone is free from bodily harm. Whether it takes the form of being beaten, murdered, raped or unfairly searched is irrelevant - any attack, no matter how placid, on a person's own body is, by definition, immoral."

"How that right is protected is where the true arguments begin, and where the arguments will continue in today's political world."

"Although the Bill of Rights was hotly debated prior to ratification, there was little disagreement among the Founders on how to determine whether a person's body was being violated." ...
 

Ted Nugent: Stop This Man
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"One sector of the American economy that is booming is the absolute orgy of guns and ammunition sales. I am pretty certain President Obama will not say anything positive about this economic news."

"I have read more than one report that shows how the surge of civilian firepower sales began back when it appeared that Obama was likely to be elected. The already-brisk guns and ammo market blew up another 25% once he was elected. Reason: freedom lovers do not trust liberal President Obama. His nomination for Attorney General, Mr. Eric Holder, proves that distrust is justified."

"Both President Obama and Mr. Holder are avowed gun-control zealots ... review their previous career long, freedom-restricting, gun-grabbing statements." ...
 

DC v Heller: the 2nd Amendment Means What It Says
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"I had the pleasure, this week, of carefully reading the Supreme Court's opinions in District of Columbia v. Heller for my course in Constitutional Law. In that decision, the High Court declared for the first time that the Second Amendment to the Constitution protects the right of citizens to possess firearms, including handguns, and to have them ready at least for the defense of their own homes."

"Antonin Scalia's opinion is characteristically thorough, brilliant, and devastating. He examines the historical record and the logical meaning of each part of the Amendment." ...

"Scalia properly distinguishes the Prefatory Clause ... from the Operative Clause ..." ...
 

Gun ownership keeps us all safe
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Letter writer Robert Tambini gets it half right. The aim of gun regulations is to ratchet up the difficulty of ownership to the point that effectively voids the Second Amendment before we comprehend what is happening."

"In every state where right to carry has been enacted ... violent crime has dropped. In Australia, where a total gun confiscation was enacted, in the following year armed robberies went up by 45 percent, and murder by 7 percent, and in the most populated state, almost 300 percent. The government is baffled why. The answer is simple: Only law-abiding citizens turned in their guns while criminals rejoiced in an unarmed citizenry. For a quarter of a century, gun violence showed steady decline until this confiscation." ...
 

WRSA Grid-Down Medical Course - Peyton, CO - February 27-March 1
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Field Expedient Medical Care for Outdoorsmen in Austere Environments"

"This two-day (16 hour) course of instruction will prepare the motivated outdoorsman to treat life-threatening and function-threatening medical conditions in the wilderness without access to classical EMS and medical resources."

"The working hypothesis of this program is an injury or illness sustained by a family or work group remote from medical resources by distance, time, or availability (grid-down) over a short to intermediate interval." ...
 

Praxis: SLAP-ing the Enemy
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"... This morning we are going to talk about SLAP-ing your enemy. But before we do, you should be aware that this topic makes certain government officials very nervous. So much so that they have passed laws against some of what we are going to be discussing. As a disclaimer, you should know the following."

"If ... you are an individual, it is permissable to own, sell, buy or shoot armor-piercing ammunition. It is NOT permissible to to MAKE AP ammo ... or to IMPORT AP ammo ..." ...

"Now, aren't we all happier knowing that? Our subject today children is the Saboted Light Armor Penetrator, or SLAP cartridge."

"SLAP ammunition is designed to penetrate armor more efficiently than standard armor piercing ammunition. ..." ...
 

School Shootings and Massacres - Interview with Joseph Lieberman
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Scott Vogel, Communications Director of the Freedom States Alliance, recently conducted an in-depth interview with Joseph Lieberman, author of the new book 'School Shootings: What Every Parent and Educator Needs To Know To Protect Our Children.'"

"They discussed the four categories of school shootings, the psychology of those who carry out these acts, and how we can begin to ensure such tragedies never happen again." ...
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Submitter's Note: Since Israel started arming their teachers there has only been one massacre of school children, in a location where the teachers were disarmed.
 

VA: Why have guns?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"John Muesing was shot and killed last week outside my home. ... He had a gun and was killed with a gun. The Second Amendment guarantees the right to 'bear arms' and so, until some point, Muesing was simply exercising a right."

"I do not believe the amendment gives one the right to kill or be killed ..."

"And to your armed readers, I ask this: What is your gun for? Do you really believe it is worth your life or those around you? Are you so far from being a John Muesing? If we all have guns, may we all shoot? If none of us had guns, would such people as Muesing be dead or the police threatened enough to kill?" ...
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Submitter's Note: Yes, we see how well that whole 'if none of us had guns' thing is working in the UK, with 2 - 4 times the US's violent crime rate (excluding murder).
 

Libertarian Party urges 'no' vote on Eric Holder
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"America's third-largest political party urged the Senate Wednesday to reject the nomination of Eric Holder to be Attorney General, citing his record of hostility to Second Amendment rights."

"'The Attorney General is expected to defend our Constitutional rights, not infringe them,' said Libertarian Party spokesman Donny Ferguson, 'Americans value the precious rights protected by the Second Amendment, and they demand the Senate reject this nomination.'"

"Nominated by President Barack Obama to lead the Justice Department, Holder earned the ire of gun rights groups while Deputy Attorney General under then-President Bill Clinton, from 1997 to 2000." ...
 

Inhofe: I'm Voting No on Holder for Rights, Justice
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., cites the right to bear arms, his preference for justice over patronage, and the war on terror as reasons he plans to vote against confirming Eric Holder as attorney general."

"Inhofe issued his statement in a news release, as well as on his blog and a YouTube video. The statement:"

"'I wanted you to be the first to know I am going to vote against to the appointment of Eric Holder to be the next attorney general of the United States.'"

"'I believe I am speaking on behalf of Americans who value their Second Amendment personal right to own their own firearms. I also believe I am speaking on behalf of Americans who favor justice over political patronage. ...'" ...
 

Don't Confirm Holder
Submitted by: jghilty

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"If the issue weren't so serious for our nation, the irony would be delicious. Eric Holder, President Obama's choice for Attorney General is justly criticized for many things. But the fact that he recommended that President Clinton pardon and release from prison unrepentant FALN terrorists while at nearly the same time advocating that law-abiding gun owners be imprisoned if their registration papers are not in order reveals a hard core left wing agenda."

"Eric Holder’s agenda is to make exercise of Second Amendment rights a minefield where an innocent misstep will land you in the penitentiary." ...
 

Holder approved by Senate Judiciary Committee
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "Time is running out. There is only one hope left if the confirmation is to be stopped."

"That is for a senator to put a hold on his nomination."

"As we've seen in prior columns, NRA will not be considering a confirmation vote as a vote that will affect their ratings of a senator. Our last best hope would appear to be Gun Owners of America. Will they publicly call on their A-rated senators to put a hold on the nominee, to obstruct, delay, filibuster, whatever it takes to prevent an enemy of the Second Amendment from becoming the nation's top law enforcer?"

"A 'no' vote is not enough."
 

CO: Charges Dropped Against Man Who Shot Drunken Intruder
Submitted by: Opposing Views
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"Prosecutors have officially decided not to press charges against James Parsons for his role in a December shooting, deciding that Colorado's so-called 'Make My Day' law justified his use of deadly force in defense of his home."

"... they heard a truck pull up. The man inside the vehicle ... then proceeded to get out of the truck, wander to the back of the house, smash open a window and begin to unlock the deadbolt. That's when Parson's opened fire, shooting Kennedy two times in the arm and torso with a revolver."

"Investigators later determined that Kennedy, who lived a block away from Parsons, had been drinking heavily and mistakenly believed he was breaking into his own home. ..." ...
 

CA: Resident Spots Intruder, Fires Shot
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"A Sacramento resident confronted an alleged burglar in a back yard and fired a gunshot, but the intruder fled and it was not clear if anyone was hurt, police said."

"A police report said a resident ... saw someone with a flashlight in the home's yard shortly after 1 a.m. Friday."

"The resident told police he believed someone was trying to break into a shed behind the residence."

"Authorities said the resident grabbed a handgun and went outside to confront the intruder."

"The intruder cut the resident in the face with an unknown weapon and the resident responded by firing one shot in self-defense."

"The intruder left. Police said it was not known if the intruder was injured, adding that no blood trail was found."
 

AZ: Apparent robber shot dead at store
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"An employee at a South Side convenience store shot and killed one of two men trying to rob the store Monday and was himself wounded in the brief shootout, police said."

"Two men walked into the Grand Market ... sometime before 5:30 p.m., said Sgt. Mark Robinson, a Tucson Police Department spokesman."

"They shot at an employee, a man in his early 50s, who fired back, Robinson said."

"The employee shot one of the would-be-robbers, an 18-year-old, who ran outside into the parking lot where he collapsed and died. The other robber ran away, and police are still looking for him, Robinson said."

"The employee was also shot. He was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Robinson said." ...
 

GA: Self-defense classes, gun licenses rise in response to crime - Atlanta police say crime decreasing, but residents say they feel less safe
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"In early December, three heavily armed men broke into Chris Devoe’s Little Five Points apartment and attacked him and a friend."

"One intruder struck Devoe repeatedly in the head with a shotgun and then tied his hands with a cord. Two took his friend ... into another room and sexually assaulted her. The third left with the victims’ ATM cards and passwords, returned, and then he, too, sexually assaulted her."

"Word of the attack spread quickly ..."

"Some responded by forming neighborhood groups and calling for more police protection. Others enrolled in self-defense classes. Still others say they have armed themselves, and applications for new gun permits nearly doubled in Fulton and DeKalb counties from 2007 to 2008 ..." ...
 

TX: SG votes against concealed firearms at UT
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"After 30 minutes of heated debate Tuesday night, Student Government voted 31 to 6, passing a resolution against allowing students to carry concealed handguns on campus. The legislation was drafted in response to a proposed bill that would change the current law and allow concealed handguns on university campuses in Texas."

"Similar resolutions passed unanimously in the Graduate Student Assembly last week and in the Senate of College Councils in December."

"'There are so many things we can do to make schools safer, and bringing guns on campus is not one of them,' said John Woods, a biology graduate student who authored the resolution." ...
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Submitter's Note: Say, John, you wouldn't happen to have any, umm, evidence to back up that statement would you?
 

Gun safety training should be a mandatory part of school curriculum
Submitted by: Daniel White
Website: http://www.OhioCCW.org

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"In the NRA Basic Pistol course, you learn that the two leading causes of firearms accidents are ignorance and carelessness. It should be obvious that firearms safety training can help overcome both of those deficiencies."

"With that in mind, some states, like Arizona, have made available to students a gun safety program as an optional class. While that is a great idea, it should be taken to the next level and be made mandatory."

"A study lead by Jason Cash, B.S. of the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of Utah ... showed that 'unintentional firearm injury rates decreased despite a 17-fold increase in permit holders...' This can be directly attributed to the safety training required by law ..." ...
 

Arrested Development in Georgia Gun Case
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://waronguns.blogspot.com

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"An 'Authorized Law Enforcement Officer' has been ordered by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division, to make an arrest in a machine gun case."

"Guess who they're arresting?"

"Wrong. Not 'who.'"

"'What.'"

"Seriously." ...
 

Welcoming the Obama administration, waiting for the 'government monopoly on force,' Part I
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"... not everyone sees the new administration's gun law agenda as threatening. The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV), for example, is positively giddy." ...

"But for now, instead of talking more about the Obama administration and its citizen disarmament agenda, let's talk about the CSGV, and what they stand for."

"Josh Horwitz, the group's executive director, explains that in no uncertain terms, in a piece he calls 'The Game of Monopoly.'"

"This distrust and distaste for government authority has even made some liberals receptive to arguments advanced by gun rights groups, who suggest that private ownership of firearms is a healthy check on government run amok." ...
 

Lawmakers seek new gun legislation: Ammo control laws
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"With a liberal Democrat now sitting in the Oval Office and both houses of the US Congress boasting Democrat majorities, lawmakers in Washington, DC and around the country are displaying renewed interest in gun control legislation, according to sources within both law enforcement and gun owner rights communities."

"'Ever since the so-called 'Beltway Sniper' case in 2001, there's been talk about not just gun registration, but ammo registration. This will make it mandatory for manufacturers of firearms ammunition to number every cartridge they make and to keep records of those cartridges,' said Lt. Steven Rodgers, a cop in New Jersey." ...
 

Nationwide concealed carry, Part I: It's what you don't see that counts
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The genius of concealed carry is that thugs in any given neighborhood are entirely uncertain as to who is armed, and who will likely respond with lethal force when the thug creates the grave danger aggression. Here is another one of those things the anti-gun movement does not tell the average layman in the so-called gun debates, cases of grave danger which number in the millions thanks to one dynamic. Most thugs know very well how a rape, a robbery or a mayhem can rapidly deteriorate into a case of no witnesses. Refusing to be a victim of this sort of violent crime - and being able to make your refusal stick - can make all the difference in the world, your world." ...
 

Republicans' attempt to remake party must include focus on Second Amendment
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"While the major media focus continues to be on the Obama administration's infancy, the choosy newsreader can also find a number of stories covering various aspects of the Republican party's attempts to 'rebrand' itself in the wake of major losses at the ballot box ... over the past two election cycles."

"As party leaders continue their soul-searching, they need to consider the reasons for which they lost their hold on what has historically been one of the most loyal voter segments - gun owners and hunters - and make plans to regain their trust."

"I have no doubt that there are many Republican leaders who still fail to realize that gun owners count themselves among the many who have been let down in recent years ..." ...
 

AZ: Constitutional Carry SB 1270
Submitted by: Dustin
Website: http://dustinsgunblog.blogspot.com/

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"SB 1270 is an Arizona constitutional carry bill that has been introduced in the Senate. It essentially would remove the current requirement to have a CCW permit when carrying a concealed weapon unless you're a prohibited possessor or are in the process of committing a serious criminal offense as defined in 13-706 or a violent crime as defined in 13-901.03. It would also remove the current problem of people being cited for concealed carry without a permit when open carrying in their car. Open Carry would of course remain as is, no requirement for any permit either."

"It would still allow people to get a CCW permit if they choose to in order to gain certain additional benefits such as reciprocity . . ." ...
 

VA: Senate Kills Bill On Banning Guns On Government Property
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Guns are still allowed on government property in Virginia after a senate committee killed a proposed bill.

The bill would have allowed localities to pass bans on carrying guns in libraries, parks and other property.

Those in favor argued that the local governments should have the right to decide if they want guns out of their facilities, but opponents say the bill would create too many conflicting rules across the state.
 

NY: Poll: NYC Mixed on Gillibrand, Negative On Her Gun Stand
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"NY1's new city poll suggests that New Yorkers aren't sure about Kirsten Gillibrand. Her approve/ disapprove/ don't-know split is 34/36/30. But she would certainly have done better if her gun-friendliness were not so well-known: while 18 percent said it made them more less likely to support her, 37 percent (!) it made them less likely to do so. ..."

"Of course everyone involved is working on that: Gillibrand was murky on the subejct at her Sunday press conference, and Chuck Schumer, who actually predicted/demanded to Gillibrand's face at her introductory press conference that she would 'evolve' on guns, pushed the subject again ... 'She'll come to the big city,' Schumer said, and 'learn the damage that guns can create.'" ...
 

TN: Knoxville mayor "fully supports" Second Amendment
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"On these here innertubes from time to time bloggers note Mayor Bill Haslam's membership in Mayors Against Illegal Guns. That raised some questions as to exactly where Haslam stands on the Second Amendment and gun issues."

"SayUncle has another post on it today questioning the statement of an opponent of Haslam in next year's gubernatorial race. Here's that statement: As for the Second Amendment, he parts ways with Mayor Haslam, comparing the idea of suing gun manufacturers for crime (which Haslam has gone on record supporting) akin to suing automobile manufactures for DUIs." ...
 

CO: Third time's the charm to 'Make My Day'?
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"For the third year in a row, Sen. Ted Harvey, R-Highlands Ranch, and Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Yuma, are sponsoring a bill that would give employees and business owners the right to defend themselves, their property, and their fellow employees from intruders without fear of prosecution."

"Homeowners across the state already enjoy such protection as part of the Colorado's 'Make My Day' law, which guarantees the right to self-defense in their own homes. According to Harvey, the bill has been killed in the past because it expanded the protection to any individual inside a business. In response to criticism that the language was too expansive, it has been narrowed to include just employees and business owners. ..." ...
 

VA: Committee Votes to Expand Concealed Handgun Carry Rights
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At the General Assembly Wednesday, a senate committee voted to expand the rights of concealed handgun permit holders. The committee voted nine to six to allow the concealed carry of guns into restaurants that sell alcohol.

Under the proposal, firearms carriers are not allowed to consume alcohol. Supporters say it bolsters Second Amendment rights. Opponents claim booze and bullets don't mix.
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Submitter's Note: Well, yeah, that's why permit holders can't drink while carrying. And perhaps a better headline would have been Committee Votes to Reduce Infringements on Handgun Civil Rights
 

AR: Bill would allow concealed guns in Arkansas churches
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People who are licensed to carry concealed handguns would be allowed to take them into church under a bill filed by Arkansas lawmakers.

The bill is backed by 10 Republican and five Democratic legislators. It would remove churches or houses of worship from the list of places where concealed handguns cannot be carried.

The bill also would allow concealed guns in the parking lots of places of worship.

State Representative Beverly Pyle says it would make churches safer because would-be attackers could no longer assume that worshipers are unarmed and defenseless.
 

VA: State Senate committee kills local gun-ban bill
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A Senate committee has killed a bill that would allow localities to ban the possession on guns in libraries, parks and other government property.

The Senate Local Government Committee voted 5-10 Tuesday for Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple’s bill, which would have allowed the localities to pass ordinances making it illegal to carry guns on government property.

Whipple argued that the state already bars individuals from carrying guns in churches, courthouses and public schools and that localities have the right to determine if they want to keep guns out of their facilities.

Opponents argued that passing the bill would create a patchwork of rules across the state and that law-abiding gunowners would be the ones most affected.
 

Gillibrand faces crossfire on guns
Submitted by: RPA-PAC
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"Kirsten Gillibrand, a newly minted senator, finds herself in something of a tug of war because of her positions on gun control legislation."

"Downstate gun control advocates are expressing cautious optimism that Gillibrand, despite her 100 percent rating from the National Rifle Association, will temper her views now that she represents the entire state. Her Senate colleague, fellow Democrat Charles Schumer, has supported Gillibrand’s appointment, but he predicted “her views would evolve” on gun control."

"Albany resident Joe Sullivan, a gun owner but not a hunter, expressed hope Tuesday that Schumer’s assessment of Gillibrand is wrong." ...
 

IL: Representative Mitchell Proposes Gun Bill
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A local lawmaker says a recent Supreme Court decision re enforces the need for a 'conceal and carry' law in the state of Illinois."

"But others say getting the bill passed, could be a long shot."

"Bill Supporter, State Representative Bill Mitchell spoke in Pekin today about creating the Family and Personal Protection Act."

"The act would require an applicant wishing to carry concealed firearms to complete a training course in handgun use, safety, and marksmanship."

"Representative Bill Mitchell said, 'Just a few months ago in the United States Supreme Court in D.C vs. Heller says the second amendment means what we thought it meant ... so that I believe sheds new light in terms of this legislation.'" ...
 

CA: Former Lodi police officer to get $100,000 after shooting himself in hand
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"A former Lodi Police officer who shot himself in the hand in March will receive $100,000 in a workers' compensation payment from the city."

"Sgt. Lance Hayden accidentally shot himself while he was alone at a shooting range ... He will not be able to return to duty."

"The Lodi City Council approved the settlement in a 4-1 vote Wednesday night in closed session. ..."

"The money for the payment will come out of the city's Workers' Compensation Insurance fund, city spokesman Jeff Hood said. As of Nov 30, the fund had a balance of $4.8 million."

"The California Public Employees' Retirement System will determine his pension, and a CALPERS spokesman said it is not yet clear how much he will receive." ...
 

OH: Can You Wait Two Hours for Help?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"As budget cuts continue to rock the state, fears about cuts in law enforcement staffing have begun to be realized."

"Earlier this week, Lorain County Sheriff's deputies were unable to respond to a welfare check request for two hours. When they arrived, they found the subject of the check to be deceased."

"In this case, it turned out the man had died even before the call, but officials fear it is only a matter of time before someone dies or is seriously injured because of a lack of manpower."

Citizens calling in home invasions could find themselves on their own for far longer than average, even though those calls would be prioritized. ..." ...
 

NC: To help fight gun crime, police rework patrols
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"Greensboro police are rolling out a new program to help curb gun crime throughout the city."

"Dennis Hayle Police say they've mapped out 'hot spots' for gun activity where they say they will target their enforcement. One of those areas is where N.C. A&T senior Dennis Hayle was shot and killed Sunday." ...

"But even with the new patrol methods, Capt. Charles Cherry said he's not sure Hayle's murder could have been prevented."

"'Depending on what the motivation was – and we've yet to find that out, what the motivation was – it may have been something that the police couldn't control other than being there at the specific time to deter it,' said Cherry, commanding officer of the department's Eastern Division." [emphasis added] ...
 

MA: Mass. police chief charged in boy's death resigns
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The Massachusetts police chief who is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a boy at a gun show has resigned.

Pelham Chief Edward Fleury's resignation was accepted by the Board of Selectmen on Monday, three months after 8-year-old Christopher Bizilj accidentally shot himself with an Uzi during a Westfield gun fair.

Fleury's company, COP Firearms & Training, sponsored the event. He has pleaded not guilty.

The boy, from Ashford, Conn., was shot in the head Oct. 26 when the gun recoiled as he was firing at a pumpkin. Two men who brought the gun to the show were also indicted.

Board Chairman William Martell tells The
 

FL: Activists sues over release of false medical information
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Terry Neal, a Tampa activist and former City Council candidate, sued the city of Tampa, two police officers and the Police Department, alleging his reputation was ruined when police falsely wrote he had HIV, hepatitis C and a violent mental illness in a police report four years ago."

".... When Neal requested his arrest report, he learned that officers had written he was ill ..."

"An internal police investigation said Tampa police Detective Scott Guffey acted appropriately ..."

"Despite the fact that Guffey could not pinpoint where he got the information on Neal's health, the report concluded that "even when such information is unverified, the verbal communication of the warning between officers is justified ...'" ...
 

UK: Police tell crime victims: 'We'll only come and see you if you book an appointment'
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Police have told victims of crime they will only come and see them if they have made an appointment."

"Up until recently, Norfolk Constabulary have seen people within four hours if the incident is considered 'non-urgent'."

"But from now on, crime victims will have to agree a time for a visit - which could be a day or more after the event."

"Offences put in this category include burglary and some harassment cases."

"Kate Biles, area manager for Victim Support in Norwich, said: 'What can seem to be a relatively small crime to an outsider can have a huge impact on the person.'"

"'Someone suffering harassment can find it extremely frightening and they can feel totally unsafe in their own home.'" ...
 

CO: State-of-the-art shooting house in Gypsum
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"If funding comes to fruition, a new $3 million to $4 million house will be built in Gypsum. But no family will be moving in and gunfire will be welcomed."

This house will be a three directional tactical shooting building called On-Target."

"On-Target will be a unique facility — with only a few similar to it in the nation. All the walls, floors and ceilings of this 5,000-square-foot-house, one part of a 10,000 square foot facility, will be armored to enable live-fire training on reactive targets. ..." ...

"This facility is intended to provide a realistic environment to train military, law enforcement and civilians for entries, home defense and other indoor situations. ..." ...
 

OH: Ohio Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever Announce 2008 Habitat Accomplishments
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"For the third consecutive year, Ohio's Pheasants Forever (PF) and Quail Forever (QF) chapters have surpassed the $1 million mark in expenditures, spending $1,066,731 on the organization's wildlife habitat mission in 2008. Ohio PF/QF celebrated these accomplishments at the Annual Ohio PF/QF State Meeting on Saturday, January 24th, at the All Occasions in Waldo."

"During the year, Ohio chapters completed 949 habitat projects impacting 6,001 acres; planted 18,685 trees and shrubs for winter cover; engaged 1,224 youth in mentor hunts, 487 youth in target shooting, 194 youth in conservation camp and 2,563 youth in other related outdoor events ..." ...
 

Australia: Father cautions drivers after Gold Coast road rage murder of son
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"THE father of a Gold Coast man who was gunned down in a shocking Australia Day road rage murder says the tragedy is a lesson to drivers to keep their cool."

"His son, father-of-two Omega Ruston, 32, died in a hail of bullets beside the Gold Coast Highway on Monday night after an apparently minor traffic incident escalated into a lethal confrontation."

"Yesterday a devastated Phil Ruston said his family was struggling to come to terms with the sudden and violent death of his 'knockabout lad'." ...

"Police were last night still hunting Mr Ruston's killer who pulled up beside him near a Burleigh Heads bus stop, which was packed with young Australia Day revellers, and shot him twice at close range." ...
 

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