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Philippines: More "responsible" gun use by "stellar professionals"
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Arrests

"In Manila, a policeman and two security guards were arrested for indiscriminately firing their guns, Metro Manila police Director Ricardo de Leon said."

"He identified the suspects as PO3 Gary Lee and security guards Gener Gabato and Noli Takmo."

"Marikina police chief Senior Superintendent Felipe Rojas Jr. said Lee was drunk when he was arrested after a resident reported that he fired his gun during the New Year’s revelry."

"In San Fernando, Pampanga, Central Luzon police director Chief Superintendent Vidal Querol ordered the immediate arrest of SPO2 Nicanor Pagado of the San Marcelino, Zambales police after witnesses said Pagado fired his gun on New Year’s Eve."

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Only cops are responsible enough to have guns?
 

UK: I'd do it again, says killer farmer
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"The farmer jailed for shooting dead a burglar who broke into his isolated home has declared that he would do the same thing again in similar circumstances."

"Tony Martin was commenting after listeners to BBC Radio 4's Today programme gave their backing to the idea of legislation which would authorise home-owners to use any means to defend their property from intruders."

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After defending himself as the authorities could not, Martin ended up serving more jail time than the burglar, and even now, as this stupid headline testifies, HE is treated as the wrongdoer.
 

OH: Gun rights advocate traveling through Government Thug Zone arrested for felony possession of firearms
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He lives in New Hampshire but was passing through Ohio for a holiday excursion with family.

The above link is to a mainstream report. Click here to read what this man's friends and fellow liberty advocates have to say about this.
 

UK: MP calls Radio 4 listeners 'bastards' over vigilante vote
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"Listeners to BBC Radio 4's Today programme were asked to suggest a piece of legislation to improve life in Britain, with the promise that an MP would then attempt to get it onto the statute books.

But yesterday, 26,000 votes later, the winning proposal was denounced as a 'ludicrous, brutal, unworkable blood-stained piece of legislation' - by Stephen Pound, the very MP whose job it is to try to push it through Parliament."

"Mr Pound's reaction was provoked by the news that the winner of Today's 'Listeners' Law' poll was a plan to allow homeowners 'to use any means to defend their home from intruders' - a prospect that could see householders free to kill burglars, without question."

" 'The people have spoken,' the Labour MP replied to the programme, '... the bastards.' "

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Yeah, those bastards who want to defend their homes and their families and cannot afford armed guards or elite status. Those bastards, who threaten your power-hungry rule and want the power and the responsibility for their own safety. Those bastards who are getting tired of being subjects instead of being free to protect themselves not only against armed thugs, but against government tyranny.

Those bastards!
 

MO: Woman Sues Over Arrest Related To $2 Parking Ticket
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A central Missouri woman arrested for a failure to pay a $2 parking ticket has joined her husband in filing a federal civil-rights lawsuit.

The suit brought last month by Ann Robinette of Centralia names as defendants police, other city officials and the town of Centralia itself. The co-plaintiff is Eric Robinette, who also had an unpaid ticket.

The flap dates to April, when Ann Robinette parked her car outside the Centralia Community Center. She was ticketed for being in a spot reserved for police. She missed her May court date, so an arrest warrant was issued.

Just after 1 a.m. on June 7, the officer who wrote the ticket went to the Robinette home, served the warrant and arrested her.

In September, the city attorney dismissed both tickets on a technicality.

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MORE INFO: The city didn't have a law on the books stating spaces were supposed to be reserved for the police.

In an interesting aside... the woman was arrested by a cop who was trying to buy the woman's mother's house, but for some reason the deal fell through.

What do they do to speeders? Lethal injection?
 

IL: Despite draconian gun control, Chicago wins dubious distinction as Murder City U.S.A. for 2003
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"The city, which has a population of about three million, finished 2003 with 599 homicides, police said Thursday. That was down from 648 a year earlier and the first time since 1967 the total dipped below 600. Still, the third-largest U.S. city outpaced all others for the second time in three years. New York City, with about three times the population, ended the year with 596 homicides. Los Angeles, which had the most murders in 2002 at 658, wound up 2003 with an estimated total just under 500."

"Chicago's new police superintendent, Philip Cline, joined colleagues elsewhere in blaming homicides largely on a volatile mix of gangs, guns and drugs."

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No, don't blame your out of shape police force or your victim disarmament program or the criminals. Blame the guns and drugs.
 

OH: Cleveland: 252 police to lose jobs on Monday
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"Mayor Jane Campbell will cut $21 million from the 2004 police budget, mostly by eliminating 263 positions. Five of the officers, however, are being transferred to jobs in other departments, and six others were due to retire."

"The layoffs, which take effect Monday, will leave the Police Department with about 1,560 officers."

"Cleveland police union members soundly rejected a deal to sacrifice benefits and save jobs."

"Bob Beck, president of the police union, said members refused to accept the concessions because they feel they were being asked to bear the brunt of closing the city's $61 million general fund deficit."

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Dial 9-1-1, and spend the rest of your life on hold.
 

New Zealand: Armed masked man robs service station attendant at gunpoint
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A masked man, armed with a pistol and dressed in black, robbed the attendant of a Wellington service station at gunpoint about 5am today, police said.

The man was wearing gloves and a balaclava when he pointed a black semi-automatic style pistol at the sole attendant of the Caltex station in suburban Newtown.

The assailant, who was about 1.8m tall, had demanded cash from the till and been given a sum of money in notes and coins before running from the store, police said in a statement.

"It is possible that this person had been observing the premises for some time before entering it."
 

Kenya: Aristocracy of the killing business
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"The well-heeled do not go to the slums to hire rif-raff to do their dirty work."

"Sources informed the East African Standard investigative team that the high and mighty call on the good offices of former and serving police marksmen."

"It is a method well used in the past, though no one in the current regime is known to have used it successfully."

"Sources recounted the case of former Cabinet minister and MP who had allegedly been targeted for assassination in 1995."

"Three police marksmen were detailed to do the job, according to the source."

"But he was extremely lucky because one of the three was in good terms with him and wasted no time, warning him that there was a price on his head."

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But only cops should have guns.
 

UK: Man reduced to cursing at assailant as a means of self defense
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"The Brave owner of a Horsmonden service station single-handedly foiled an armed raid on his business on Christmas Eve."

"Alan Couchman, 61, who describes himself as a 'morris-dancing grandfather' refused to let Rams Hill Service Station on Maidstone Road be robbed by a balaclava-clad man wielding a pistol."

"At about 3.20pm, he looked up from the cash till to see the man standing in the doorway with his faced covered and a gun in his hand, saying: 'I want money.' "

"The gunman aimed at Mr Couchman's chest and fired a shot. He put his hand up to protect himself, receiving an injury to his finger. He said police think the pistol fired ball-bearings or was a gas-powered gun due to the noise it made." ...

""I swore at him, using language I didn't know I knew, then moved very quickly to get him out of the shop. He was standing in the doorway so when he took a step back he was outside. I slammed the door on him and locked it."
 

Australia: DNA snares busy crim
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"Nikodjevic has made a career over the years from drug manufacturing, gun-running and major industrial burglaries."

"But a cigarette was a key factor in the seasoned criminal receiving one of the stiffest burglary sentences handed down in a Victorian court."

"One of Nikodjevic's discarded smoke butts enabled police to use DNA technology to put him at the scene of a major factory burglary." ...

"When police raided his Narre Warren drug laboratory, they found more than 20 guns, including pistols, a machinegun and a pump-action shotgun with ammunition capable of piercing bulletproof vests."

"Silencers and night-vision equipment were also seized."

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You mean a career criminal didn't turn his guns in like a good boy during the amnesty?!?
 

OH: FBI agents shoot their informant
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CLEVELAND -- "An FBI informant shot and killed when agents tried to rescue him from an alleged kidnap attempt apparently was shot by an agent, a federal official said."

"U.S. Attorney Gregory White, whose office relies on FBI agents to investigate federal crimes, said Darnell Lester, 26, was struck by a shot from a government weapon during a shootout Dec. 23 in Cleveland."

"Lester's mother, Felicia Priah, said Thursday that Cleveland homicide detectives told her an FBI agent fired the shot." ...
 

Brazil: Brazil Starts Fingerprinting U.S. Travelers
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"Brazilian police on Thursday began fingerprinting and photographing U.S. visitors on orders of a judge who compared planned U.S. security controls on travelers from Brazil and other nations to Nazi horrors."

"Federal Judge Julier Sebastiao da Silva, furious at U.S. plans to fingerprint and photograph millions of visitors on entering the United States, ordered Brazil's authorities do the same to U.S. citizens starting on Thursday." ...

" 'I consider the act absolutely brutal, threatening human rights, violating human dignity, xenophobic and worthy of the worst horrors committed by the Nazis,' said Sebastiao da Silva in the court order released on Tuesday."

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This from the same country that is disarming its populace and leaving them powerless against thugs - both government and otherwise. And he has the gall to call US nazi-like?
 

AZ: Another "protection order" proves useless, fatal
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"Donna Zern, 46, a former Mohave County public fiduciary, was later pronounced dead at Kingman Regional Medical Center..."

"Zern went to the police department around 4 p.m. Wednesday with an order of protection she had obtained from the Mohave County Municipal Court...asked that an officer come by her home, a house in the 3900 block of Lindsey Avenue, and serve the order on her husband."

"...officer arrived at her home around 5 p.m. and served the order on Zern's husband." ...

" 'You're not supposed to be here' is what the daughter overheard her mother (say)," Brice said.

"About the same time a neighbor called 9-1-1 to report hearing gunshots..." ...

The gunshots happened around 5:15.
 

Australia: Gun deaths halved in past 10 years
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"Guns killed more than 5000 people in Australia in the past decade. Nine out of 10 of the victims were male and most of them killed themselves."

"The number of deaths caused by firearms dropped almost 50 per cent between 1991 and 2001, with the biggest yearly fall in deaths coming after the 1996 Port Arthur massacre."

"A report by the Australian Institute of Criminology released yesterday found that the number of deaths caused by guns each year dropped to 333 in 2001 from 629 in 1991."

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It is telling that this report is trying to draw a causative link between gun control and decreased deaths, when no such link has been proven. Some questions that haven't been answered:

1 - Firearms deaths have decreased, but what about violent victimizations using firearms?

2 - What about deaths by other means?

3 - Could a drop be partially attributed to the fact that no one has gone on a mass shooting spree a la Port Arthur?
 

South Africa: Man held at gunpoint inside police station
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A man has been arrested in Phuthaditjhaba, eastern Free State, after pulling out a firearm inside a police station. He was threatening to shoot a man who was busy giving a statement to the police.

The victim was at the police station to open a case of Pointing of a Firearm after the suspect pointed a gun at him at his house. Members of the police disarmed the suspect and seized his firearm. The weapon was licensed in his name. Police are investigating whether he can be declared unfit to possess a firearm.
 

Philippines: Cops oppose fee for gun ban exemption
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"THE Philippine National Police (PNP) opposed anew the P500 fee required for the approval of an application for a gun ban exemption imposed by the Commission on Elections (Comelec)."

"Senior Supt. Vicente Ponteras, provincial police director, said it seems they are made to pay for services in the synchronized local and national elections next year."

"Ponteras said they have to shell out P180,000 for the exemption, which they opposed because they are deputized by the Commission."
 

Philippines: Ex-PC remains elusive
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"THE Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) continues to conduct a manhunt operation against a former member of the Philippine Constabulary (PC) who escaped from his police escorts last Friday while in the hospital."

"As of press time, Jose Maria Celso Diaz of Remonville Subdivision in Jaro, Iloilo City, is still at large. He escaped while confined at West Visayas State University Hospital." ...

"Diaz will also be facing charges for illegal possession of firearms and violation of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) gun ban after a caliber .38 revolver was recovered when he was arrested."
 

NY: Gun club request shot down
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"The Rhinebeck board told the Northern Dutchess Rod and Gun Club to go fishing."

"On Dec. 17, the Town of Rhinebeck Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) ruled that Northern Dutchess Rod and Gun Club officials must apply for a variance or variances for the new shooting stations and target throwing equipment the club had installed at the site in 2002 without town approval."

"The ZBA's ruling overturned the decision made by Town Zoning Enforcement Officer John Maasz in September 2003."
 

IL: Gun Control in Chicago Works...to Boost Homicide Rate, Says Second Amendment Foundation
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"Strict gun control in Chicago has worked...to once again boost the homicide rate, making the Windy City the most murderous city in the nation for the past 12 months, the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) said today."

" 'Chicago finished off the year with more murders than New York or Los Angeles,' said SAF Founder Alan Gottlieb. 'During the past 12 months, 599 people were murdered in Chicago, three more than in New York, where 596 people were slain, and about 100 more than in Los Angeles.' "

"Isn't it remarkable... that Chicago, New York and Los Angeles have some of the toughest gun laws in the nation, yet they still typically lead the nation in the number of homicides?"
 

VA: Richmond, home of Project Exile, sees jump in murder rate in 2003
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. . . "...the city of Richmond in 2003, a number that ranked Virginia's capital city as the 14th most dangerous city in America."

"The ranking, compiled by the private, independent research firm and publisher Morgan Quitno, is based on six FBI crime categories _ murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary and car thefts."

" 'One-third of the murders have occurred because of the inability of people to get along,' said Richmond Police Chief Andre Parker, glancing at the statistics. 'It's more startling than anything else.' " ...

Their solution? "...revamping Project Exile, a program that encouraged the prosecution of gun-possession crimes in federal courts..."
 

Brady View: "Chicago police shooting innocent children"
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The Brady Campaign to Eradicate Private Firearms Ownership loves telling us how many "children" die and are injured by "gun violence" -- as if all these "children" are innocent. As if none of them deserved and earned the bullet(s) they received.

Here we have a case of Chicago police shooting a 14-year-old -- a "child" according to age, and another statistic for the gun banners to use to their mutual perpetual delight.

However, the "child" pointed a firearm at the police. Perhaps the gun banners would rather the cops had scolded the "child", or consulted him about his hardships, hoping he didn't blow their brains out.
 

OK: Burglary suspect remains hospitalized after being shot
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"Richard Young, 65, shot Marshall after he allegedly discovered Marshall in his business at 24906 S. Highway 66. The business is listed as B&S Light Industries."

"Marshall had allegedly broken into the building and Young confronted him through a window."

"Elkin said Young stated Marshall was making 'aggressive moves' and Young feared Marshall was going for a weapon."

"Young fired on Marshall, striking him once under the arm. Marshall was taken to St. Francis Hospital where he was treated for a single gun shot wound."

"Elkin said the exterior lights at the business had been broken out, apparently by Marshall."
 

Australia: ACT buyback nets 660 guns
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CANBERRANS have handed in 660 handguns as part of a gun amnesty and buyback scheme.

ACT police said owners of the guns had been paid more than $1 million for their weapons.

The buyback was introduced nationally from July 1 last year as part of a crackdown on handguns.

ACT laws prohibit the possession of handguns which are more than 0.38 inches in calibre, have a barrel length of less than 120 millimetres or have a capacity of more than 10 rounds.

Nationally, more than $43 million has been spent on buying back around 35,000 handguns. The buyback scheme ended in the ACT on December 31.
 

OH: Woman shoots home invader, helps nab two others
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Suspect Shot In Home Invasion Attempt
Two Other Robbers Are In Custody

POSTED: 8:35 AM EST January 2, 2004
UPDATED: 11:10 AM EST January 2, 2004

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Two home invasion suspects were in custody and another was hospitalized Friday morning following a shooting during their attempted invasion, NewsChannel 4 reported.

The three robbers broke into a woman's house on North Roys Avenue, but police said the woman got a gun and fired at them. A robber who was hit showed up several blocks away on North Wheatland Avenue with injuries.

He was taken to a local hospital.
 

NY: Bull Market For Note-Passing Bank Robbers
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"The city's 400th bank robbery of the year required no safecracking. No hostage-taking. Not even a drawn gun. The bandit walked into a HSBC branch in Manhattan on Tuesday, brandished a threatening note demanding money and walked out with an undisclosed amount of cash."

"The unremarkable formula fueled a remarkable rise in city bank robberies in 2003: at least 400 robberies were reported, up 64 percent from the 244 in 2002."

"The numbers, which include five heists in just over an hour this week, outpaced increases nationwide..."

" 'I honestly can't tell you why it's happening. ... It's just a rash,' said Ed Hausdorf, director of security for North Fork Bank." ...

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It's called FREE MONEY FROM COWARDS.
 

Why People Fear Guns
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"The print media was almost as biased: The New York Times ran 50,745 words on contemporaneous gun crimes, but only one short, 163-word story on a retired police officer who used his gun to stop a robbery. For USA Today, the tally was 5,660 words on gun crimes versus zero on defensive uses."

"Just take some of the 18 defensive gun uses that I found covered by newspapers around the country during the first 10 days of December:" ...

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TX: Elderly man shot before police arrive
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"An elderly man called 911 to report a home invasion, then was shot several times before the police arrived."

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And we're supposed to rely on the police to save us and render our guns inoperable with cable locks "for the children"?
 

Brady Law Works; Let It Be
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"Supporters of requiring the FBI to purge its records daily...argue that the measure would protect the privacy of law-abiding citizens. By that reasoning, state motor vehicle departments should purge all data relating to licensed drivers."

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It's no surprise to see a demand for licensing rights coming from the LA Times/Pravda West.
 

NY: Gun crime in gun-free New York
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40th Pct.

DEC. 17th – A report was received by the 911 Center indicating that shots had been fired.

DEC. 17th – Police received a report that a Hispanic male was shot in the building’s lobby.

43rd Pct.

DEC. 18th – A 15-year-old youth was taken into custody at Stevenson High School after he attempted to bring a loaded gun into the school.

DEC. 20th – Two armed males displaying handguns illegally entered an apartment searching for a male occupant.

DEC. 20th – The emergency room staff at Montifiore Hospital treated a wounded man. An unknown person had shot the 21-year-old Hispanic male in the left leg.

44th Pct.

DEC. 17th – A suspect was taken into custody after two males were shot.

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Seems the gun control isn't too effective over in good ole New York
 

MN: St. Paul police to start using stun guns
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"About 100 St. Paul police officers will start carrying stun guns this month as the department looks for ways to reduce its use of lethal force in defusing heated situations, officials said Wednesday."

"Thanks to a $100,000 federal grant, the first wave of officers will be trained Jan. 13. They will use Taser stun guns, which incapacitate suspects by jolting them with 26 watts of electricity. The resulting muscle contractions are described as a full-body charley horse."

" 'It's going to become the norm,' police spokesman Paul Schnell said. 'This may be the beginning of everyone having them.' "

"St. Paul, with about 500 officers, would become the biggest department in the state with such widespread and common use of the device."
 

NE: Freshman proposes weapons petition
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"A college freshman is starting an initiative drive aimed at letting Nebraskans carry concealed weapons if they pass a permit process."

"Lance Vejvoda a political science student at Nebraska Wesleyan University, wants the measure on the November 2004 ballot. It would allow Nebraskans at least 21 years old to seek a concealed-carry weapons permit."

"Vejvoda has already filled out the initial paperwork. He will need roughly 78,000 signatures from registered voters to qualify the initiative."

"To receive a five-year concealed-carry permit, the initiative says, Nebraskans would be required to pass federal background checks and complete weekend safety courses."

"He is seeking petition drive help from the NRA and other gun-rights groups."
 

Canada: "Canada's gun registry does so work", according to the Coalition for Gun Control (Reply)
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"OK, let's see here. 2 million firearm owners registered, with a totally made up 90%. That leaves 10% 'known' unregistered firearm owners -- about 200,000 people. And how many unregistered firearms? 7 million registered, estimated 85% coverage... leaving about 1 million unregistered firearms. This is after 2 years and at least two missed deadlines. The people who haven't registered by now aren't going to. And the criminals never were going to, and their ranks are probably not counted in those official estimates."

"All this at a cost of nearly $1 billion (Canadian), which is at least a 5x cost overrun from estimates of 200 million. And given the hideous mess the system was in for the first couple years, who knows how accurate those records are?"

"But this is a success because 9,000 people have been denied firearm licenses under the new program? Hmm. 2 million owners and not even 10,000 denials. How do you know those who had their applications denied did not simply go and acquire one of the 1 million unregistered firearms?" ...
 

Bangladesh: People losing faith with police
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"People are fast losing faith in the capability and competence of our police to combat terrorists and outlawed anti-social elements and improve deteriorating law and order causing grave concern to saner elements who have good of the country at the back of their mind. Needless to point out, people's loss of faith in the police is largely attributable to crimes and corruption their rank and file are allegedly indulging in."

"Reports of police force in uniform pandering to such ignoble crimes and commissions as hijackings, dacoities, toll-collections and sharing booties with criminals are not too infrequent these days. Such disgraceful aberrations on the part of the police personnel have of late caused loss of credibility in people's mind..."
 

OK: Second Trooper-Slaying Trial To Begin
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"More than four years have passed since Barrett was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and three counts of shooting with intent to kill. He could face the death penalty if convicted."

A jury deadlocked in his first trial in 2002.

"After listening to five weeks of evidence and spending nine hours in deliberations, 11 jurors believed Barrett was guilty but one juror believed Barrett was justified in defending his property when he fired upon Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers."

"On Sept. 24, 1999, members of the highway patrol’s tactical team tried to use surprise when they converged on Barrett’s home to serve a nighttime search warrant."

"Barrett was suspected of drug possession."

"As troopers drove police vehicles onto his property, Barrett shot at them from the porch, court records state. Trooper Rocky Eales died and Trooper John Hamilton was wounded when bullets came through the windshield of an unmarked white Ford Bronco." ...

"Echols claims Barrett was acting in self-defense and the troopers made numerous procedural errors in executing the raid."

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He was not charged with possession, but is being prosecuted over and over again for defending his property until the state gets the result it desires..
 

Canada: Armed robbery hits campus
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"A group of students were pistol-whipped in an armed robbery on campus last Friday morning."

"They were walking near Ryerson's book store at 2:40 a.m. when they were approached by three men and a woman demanding money."

"One of the suspects pulled a gun from the waistband of his pants and pistol-whipped the students' faces and bodies, said police. They took the victims' money and fled south on Yonge Street."

"According to Constable Mike Hayles, a police spokesperson, pistol-whipping is not uncommon and thieves will use whatever means necessary to get what they want."

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Ryerson Code of Conduct: Firearms and other Weapons - No firearms, any other weapons . . . are permitted on campus except as authorized by [a bureaucrat].
 

Philippines: Six dead, 74 injured in Negros Occidental cracker blasts
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Six person died and 74 other were injured as a result of firecracker blasts in Negros Occidental before and after the New Year celebrations.

A grenade throwing also occurred in Murcia, Negros Occidental, which led to the injury of a person, while a policeman was arrested for firing indiscriminately his gun despite the ban and the repeated warning of dismissal from the service for doing so.

Arrested for firing his .45-caliber pistol was Police Officer 3 Leonero Leonardo, a member of the Cadiz City police station. He was placed under restriction on orders of Senior Supt. Vicente Ponteras.

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But only cops are responsible enough to have guns, right Sarah?
 

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We'll take one step at a time, and the first is necessarily - given the political realities - very modest. We'll have to start working again to strengthen the law, and then again to strengthen the next law and again and again. Our ultimate goal, total control of handguns, is going to take time. The first problem is to slow down production and sales. Next is to get registration. The final problem is to make possession of all handguns and ammunition (with a few exceptions) totally illegal. — Pete Shields, founder of Handgun Control, Inc., New Yorker Magazine, June 26, 1976, pg. 53

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