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OH: Legislators Cave In To Governor -- Agree To Violate Privacy of CCW Holders, Governor Says He Will Sign Bill
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Lawmakers passed a bill Wednesday to allow Ohioans to carry hidden guns, and Gov. Bob Taft said he will sign it."

"The vote marked the first time the Legislature and the governor's office have agreed to a deal after a decade of debate on the highly contentious issue."

"Ohioans who apply for permits to carry concealed weapons would have to pay a fee, undergo background checks and be trained in the use of a weapon."

"The bill also makes the names of permit holders in each county available to reporters who ask a sheriff's department for the names. Taft's insistence on this provision derailed the bill late last year after House lawmakers balked."

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Now let's substitute the First Amendment, shall we?

"Ohioans who apply for permits to operate a website would have to pay a fee, undergo background checks and be trained in the use of a computer."

"The bill also makes the names of computer purchasers in each county available to reporters who ask a sheriff's department for the names."

How about it, gun banners? You like that?
 

OH: Gun ban extremists' desperate plea
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"The public records request by the Governor began as a request for records to open to the public."

"The amendment is reported to be some kind of compromise to allow news reporters ONLY to ask for the information from the sheriff."

"The gun lobby has used the holidays to convince the legislature to accept anything in order to get a bill passed. The gun lobby will then come back year after year until they can amend the law to their liking."
 

OH: CCRKBA Applauds Ohio Lawmakers for Passing CCW Law
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"CCRKBA today congratulated the Ohio Legislature for overcoming considerable obstacles in finally reaching accord, and passing, a bill that will allow Ohio citizens to carry concealed firearms for their personal protection."

" 'Gov. Taft campaigned with a promise to sign CCW legislation,' Gottlieb recalled. 'Then he reneged on that promise, making it conditional on law enforcement support. When that support finally came, he found another reason to hedge by demanding that newspapers have access to records that will identify permit holders. Lawmakers have hammered out an agreement on that issue, and now it's time for Taft to keep his word.' "

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Lawmakers caved in on that issue, allowing any reporter to get private information on law abiding CCW holders.
 

OH: Ohio gun bill draws protest from all sides
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"Ohioans who undergo background checks and training could carry concealed weapons under a bill that lawmakers were trying Tuesday to revive and send to Gov. Bob Taft." ...

"Many backers and opponents were disappointed." ...

"National Rifle Association lobbyist John Hohenwarter said the gun-rights advocacy group was pleased the 'fair' proposal was moving forward."

"But Jeff Garvas, president of Ohioans for Concealed Carry, said too many concessions were made. If the names of permit holders become public, he said, they could become exposed to identity theft or be denied jobs by anti-gun employers."
 

Bush Grabs New Power for FBI
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"While the nation was distracted last month by images of Saddam Hussein's spider hole and dental exam, President George W. Bush quietly signed into law a new bill that gives the FBI increased surveillance powers and dramatically expands the reach of the USA Patriot Act."

"The Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004 grants the FBI unprecedented power to obtain records from financial institutions without requiring permission from a judge."

"Under the law, the FBI does not need to seek a court order to access such records, nor does it need to prove just cause."

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What a nice distraction Saddam turned out to be! The irony is that while the US was gloating about capturing a dictator, President Bush moved us just a step closer to a dictatorship.
 

Jailing the Innocent
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"Every day many Americans commit crimes of which they are unaware. Many of the crimes with which Americans are charged are absurd."

"One recent case brought to light by Ellen Podgor and Paul Rosenzweig is that of three Americans sentenced in federal court to eight years in prison for importing lobster tails from Honduras in plastic bags instead of cardboard boxes." ...

"Federal prosecutors decided that Honduran law was violated by the shipment because a few tails (3% of the shipment) were less than 5.5 inches in length." ...

"The Honduran government objects to this interpretation of its law and filed a brief in behalf of the defendants, but federal judges nevertheless convicted their fellow citizens for violating the Lacey Act by importing "fish or wildlife taken, possessed, transported, or sold in violation of any foreign law." ...

"The upshot is that three Americans have had their lives ruined by federal prosecutors and judges for violating a Honduran law that the Honduran president, attorney general and embassy say is not on their country’s statute books." ...

"Naïve Americans tend to regard miscarriages of justice, such as the lobster import case, as rare examples of legal idiocy that somehow will be corrected by the legal system. However, such cases are routine and are seldom if ever corrected." ...

"Married men who happen to own guns are being turned into felons by wives who ask for restraining orders when they file for divorce. Prosecutors interpret restraining orders as criminalizing prior gun ownership. A restraining order turns a law-abiding gun owner into a criminal. It is an example of unconstitutional ex post facto law at its worst."

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Shades of the Thomas Bean case! Americans are now subject to all American laws and also all the laws of other countries, apparently.
 

IL: Chicago's Criminal Justice Database Expands Statewide
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"Chicago's criminal justice database will be expanded statewide, Mayor Richard M. Daley and Gov. Rod Blagojevich announced at a news conference Wednesday."

"There are 1,200 police agencies in Illinois, and what one community knows about a criminal might not be available to police in the very next community. That's about to change."

" 'Getting information that once took hours, if not days, will now take literally seconds,' said Chicago Police Superintendent Philip J. Cline."

" 'One of the most effective weapons in the battle against crime and terrorism is the rapid exchange of accurate information among law enforcement agencies,' said Daley.

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To say nothing of more effectively violating people's privacy . . .
 

UK: City shuts down club because criminals shot their victims there
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"Police spearheading the war on gun crime in Birmingham today closed a notorious drinking den where three clubbers have been shot dead."

"The closure of the tragedy-plagued Plazza Cafe marks the first phase of a hard hitting purge to wipe out a 'nucleus' of crime in the area."

"Senior police demanded the closure of the club in Lozells Road, Handsworth, following a string of fatalities in recent years."

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Sure -- shut down a club because criminals chose that spot to gun down their defenseless prey.
 

CA: Fake guns targeted by AmCan schools
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"Most of the weapons recovered in American Canyon have been airsoft guns, a new type of pellet gun that only shoots plastic ammunition. Although they are legal for children under 18 to purchase because they don't shoot metallic pellets, police officers are saying some models are too realistic to be sold as toys."

"Some of the guns look so real that it's challenging for police officers to tell the difference, especially from a distance, Rochester said. In an October scuffle with two carloads of teenagers, police drew their guns, handcuffed teens and placed them in police vehicles while determining if a gun found under the driver's seat of one car was real. It was an airsoft gun. No arrests were made." ...

"The teen who pointed a gun at classmates after school had painted over the orange barrel tip. The teenager was arrested on suspicion of having an imitation gun within 1,000 feet of school property, a felony, and of brandishing a weapon, a misdemeanor."

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This is another symptom of the emasculation of our society.
 

FL: Police, teachers train for gun attack
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"Shortly after 9 a.m. the call came in to the Fort Myers police."

"Officer John Harrington radioed dispatchers about shots fired in the Fort Myers High cafeteria." ...

"Six officers working their normal patrols responded along with their supervisor. The pack put on protective gear and turned in their guns for training pistols that fired paintball-like pellets at 400 feet per second. At 9:45 a.m., they checked their weapons one more time before Sgt. Curt Roberts led them into the school."

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So it took nearly 45 minutes for the armed police to enter the school. How many disarmed victims could be mowed down by the "madman" in that time?
 

OH: Police Investigate Gun In Brookville Victim Disarmament Zone
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Some tense moments at a local high school Wednesday morning after officials say they discovered a student had brought a loaded gun to school.

The incident happened shortly before noon at Brookville High School.

The superintendent says the 16-year-old student may have been involved in an ongoing dispute with another student.

They say faculty members were able to step in and contain the situation before anyone was injured.

Officials say the school resource officer at the high school was able to arrest the student just moments after the incident.

The teen is currently in custody and expected to be in court Thursday.

School officials say he is suspended pending a school disciplinary hearing.

They say there will be counselors on hand for students and staff Thursday to help them cope with the incident.

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School staff and the police handled the situation. What exactly is there to "cope" with, other than the knowledge that you are disarmed sheep who are unable to protect yourselves during incidents such as these.
 

SC: Principal right to leave Stratford
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"George McCrackin made the right decision in stepping aside from his job as principal at Berkeley's Stratford High School. It could not have been an easy decision, given his 20 years of service at the school, and the support he had been given by the staff there. But the continuing controversy over a Nov. 5 drug raid at the school has overshadowed his administrative work."

"As part of his new duties in the district's administrative offices, Mr. McCrackin will help school officials prepare a defense for two lawsuits arising from the raid."

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So he was right to accept a lateral transfer because of the "controversy". Not He trampled students' rights and endangered their lives and so he should be blackballed from education forever.
 

UT: U of U firearm law ignites gun controversy
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"A state judge's decision to uphold the University of Utah's 27-year-old policy not allowing firearms on campus has sparked a human rights debate among gun control critics and supporters."

"The Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff filed an appeal to Third District Judge Robert Hilder's Aug. 29 ruling. Hilder's decision directly opposed a state law enacted by the 2003 Legislature, which allows authorized individuals to have concealed firearms on school property for the right of self-defense."

"In light of the University of Utah's battle to keep firearms off campus, other Utah universities are putting a hold on any additional policy until the issue comes to a resolve in courts." ...

"The U of U claimed that because the school policy only restricts the faculty and student possession of weapons, no state laws or rights are trodden upon."
 

Canada: Pupils Told to Cool It on Snowball Fights
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"As the first big snowfall greeted Canada's most populous city this week, schools encouraged students to engage in kinder, gentler activities, such as building snow forts or riding sleds." ...

"While snowball fights are expected to continue to rage off the schoolyard, Kaukinen said schools cannot condone acts of violence."

"The school board, in keeping with a nonviolence code in the province of Ontario, plans to suspend students who injure others using snowballs."

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The Canadians are well on their way to being as emasculated as the Brits. What's next? How about daily cuddle sessions and rousing renditions of Kumbaya?
 

TSA Bans Lining Up for the Head
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TSA wants to ban "congregating" anywhere on an airplane, including toilets.

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"A US demand for airline passengers to be banned from queuing for the toilet would need to be handled tactfully by Qantas, acting Prime Minister John Anderson said today."

"Mr Anderson, who is also transport minister, said the government had no plans to similarly ban toilet crowding on incoming flights to Australia."

"Qantas began informing passengers last night about the toilet queue ban but said it was too early yet to gauge customer reaction."

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God forbid several people on a large airplane all need to use the potty at the same time!
 

Kenya: Politician Shot Dead As Police Battle Gunmen
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"Police yesterday shot dead a politician and two gangsters who had carjacked him as he drove to the city."

"They discovered their tragic mistake when Mr David Ngugi Mburu's wife and friends turned up at the scene and told them he was not a robber."

"Friends and the police said Mr Mburu had left his house behind the hotel at 6am for his printing firm on River Road, Nairobi."

"He was carjacked before he joined Thika road, about 400 metres from his home."

"Kasarani Deputy Police boss Onzere Sagala admitted the 40-year-old man was killed by mistake."

" 'He was killed by mistake. The officers did not know the owner of the vehicle was in the car. It was an accidental shooting,' he said."

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Go ahead, South Africa! Disarm your populace and force them to depend on buffoons like these for their very lives!
 

UK: Four-time robbery victim hits out
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"A postmaster who has been pistol whipped, sprayed with ammonia and subjected to a kidnap attempt in four separate raids has called for people to fight the 'terrorism' of violent crime."

"Terry Middleton spoke out after the latest raid on his premises in the normally-quiet Tyneside suburb of Rowlands Gill during which he fought off a gunman and two robbers who wielded sledgehammers."

"The postmaster was hit six times on the head with a gun during the latest terrifying raid."

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But instead of demanding the right to defend himself with a firearm, he's demanding that society/government/anyone do SOMETHING to make him safer. The Brits have long forgotten what it means to be self-reliant and courageous. They only know how to be compliant, meek and dependent on the state.

This postmaster claims he won't be pushed around, but he's not calling for an end to victim disarmament.
 

Sky marshals likely will use 'soft' bullets
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"Sky marshals are most likely to use compact self-loading pistols with special 'soft' bullets in order to minimize the risk that a stray shot could puncture an aircraft's pressurized cabin."

"Even if it did, ballistics and aviation experts say it would not cause catastrophic structural damage, and the idea of planes breaking up or passengers being sucked out is far-fetched."

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Yet another myth perpetuated by the gun banners is dispelled by facts and common sense. So what, exactly, is the problem with arming pilots and passengers?
 

New Zealand: No relief from US terror demands OR More brainless blathering from the nincompoops of the Green party
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"The Greens are asking Air New Zealand to drop the lid on the latest US demand that air passengers be prevented from queuing to go to the toilet."

" 'The Bush administration has gone potty if it thinks New Zealanders will sit down in the face of such silly directives from the US authorities,' said Mr Locke, the Green Foreign Affairs spokesperson."

"This latest silliness comes on top of US demands for Air New Zealand to put sky marshals on its planes. Will they be used to break up dangerous toilet queues? The image of sky marshals waving their pistols at incontinent passengers to force them back to their seats is too terrible to contemplate."

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While the ban on toilet congregations is truly absurd, the idea of armed marshals on airplanes is a viable and necessary security measure. Any attempt to compare the two directives is disingenuous.
 

Australia: Gunned down at birthday party 100 feet from police station in gun control "utopia"
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"TEENAGER Linda Huynh was celebrating at a birthday party with her boyfriend just 30m from a police station when she was shot dead."

"Ms Huynh was in the back room of Billiards 2000 in Cabramatta Rd, by the suburb's new $13 million police station, when four Asian men casually walked past surveillance cameras and into the pool hall, one holding a Samurai sword."

"Walking past more than 20 patrons in the hall, they entered a back room where the 18-year-old teenager from Punchbowl was celebrating a friend's birthday with her boyfriend, 19."

"A pistol was drawn and Ms Huynh was hit in the chest by a bullet. Her boyfriend was shot in the right elbow and nose."

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Meanwhile, the Australian government tightens gun control laws to the point where the citizens will soon be completely disarmed and forced to rely on police to save their lives - a high expectation police just can't live up to.
 

UK Historian says: England made a big mistake and now we need our guns back!!
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"As gun crime leaps by 35% in a year, plans are afoot for a further crack down on firearms. Yet what we need is more guns, not fewer, says a US academic." ...

"The failure of this general disarmament to stem, or even slow, armed and violent crime could not be more blatant. According to a recent UN study, England and Wales have the highest crime rate and worst record for 'very serious' offences of the 18 industrial countries surveyed."

"But would allowing law-abiding people to 'have arms for their defence', as the 1689 English Bill of Rights promised, increase violence? Would Britain be following America's bad example?"

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Bad example? Americans are able to defend themselves against armed thugs, while the Brits cower and tremble in fear at the sight of a toy pistol. What bad example?
 

South Africa: Neighbour kills robber
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A man who came to his neighbour's rescue has shot and killed one of four robbers.

The woman was pulling out of the driveway at her Buccleugh home about 14:00 when four men approached her.

Captain Mashadi Selepe said a neighbour saw the four men robbing the woman of her jewellery, 9mm pistol and cellphone.

He opened fire on them, and shot dead one of the alleged robbers.

The others ran away.

Police recovered the stolen items from the dead man's body.

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Sometimes being armed yourself is not enough and you need a friendly neighbor to lend a hand. But the government of South Africa wants all civilians disarmed.
 

South Africa: Cops clamp down on Pretoria gang
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"A man was shot dead and another committed suicide just before police arrested them in Soshanguve, Pretoria police said on Wednesday."

"Inspector Percy Morokane said the men, and another man who was injured when he also tried to commit suicide, were all allegedly linked to a gang, the members of which were wanted in connection with a number of hijackings, murder and armed robbery cases which took place in Soshanguve, Mabopane, Winterveldt and Klipgat, near the Morula Sun."

"Morokane said Oupa Sibiya was shot dead on Tuesday by a police officer who saw him pointing a firearm at another police officer who was about to arrest him."

"He said Sibiya, 33, had overpowered the police officer, taken his service pistol, and was pointing it at him."

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But the South African government wants to disarm its citizens in the face of gangs of thugs like these and force them to rely on cops who have trouble retaining their weapons for their safety and their lives.
 

A survey currently being conducted at Yale
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Here is the link to a survey currently being conducted at Yale.

After the first two pages there is a strong focus on guns and concealed carry. They also ask for your opinions on the questions and how to phrase them better.
 

Kenya: Why Was This Youth Killed By The Police?
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"A child's body lies at the City Mortuary, bearing evidence that he was shot six times at close range. His killers are none other than police officers who claim they shot him as he fled from a scene where he and others had robbed a passer-by of a mobile phone."

"His father says he gave the boy and his sister Sh10,000 to go shopping for Christmas."

"Instead the girl was forced into hiding, from where she watched as her brother was reportedly murdered by the same people employed to protect the lives of Kenyans."

"Until yesterday, it was a matter of the word of witnesses against that of the policemen. Now it is official that the boy was shot in cold blood while he either sat or lay down."

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But only cops should have guns?
 

Go ahead, burglar, make my day
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"Well, it's true I subscribe to a gung-ho mentality, but I don't live in a culture of fear. In fact, British friends visiting me in this corner of northern New England from their crime-ridden leafy shires always remark on my blithe unconcern about "home security". I don't have laser alarms, or window locks, or, indeed, a front-door key. Like most of my neighbours, I leave my home unlocked and, when I park the car, I leave the key in the ignition because then you always know where to find it."

"I'm able to do this because - and this is where the gung-ho bit comes in - I live in a state with very high rates of gun ownership. In other words, if you're some teen punk and you want to steal my $70 television set, they're likely to be picking bits of your skull out of my wainscoting. But the beauty of this system is that I'm highly unlikely ever to have to blow your head off. The fact that most homeowners are believed to be armed reduces crime, in my neighbourhood, to statistically insignificant levels. Hence, my laconic approach to home security."
 

VA: Advice to the legislators
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The Virginia General Assembly convenes for it's 60 day session on January 14. The Richmond Times Dispatch gives some timely advice to legislators planning to give Virginia more gun laws.

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Legislators planning to give Virginia more gun laws should consider these facts. In numbers of federal firearm prosecutions in the fiscal years 2000 through 2002, Virginia stood: second highest among the states in prosecutions of felons and fugitives possessing, using, or carrying a gun during a federal crime, second in prosecution of stolen firearms, second in prosecution of possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, third in prosecution of possession of a firearm in a school zone, 10th in prosecution of lying on a background check form, and 12th in prosecution of illegal gun trafficking.
 

Canada: Justice minister hopes for gun registry's demise
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"Manitoba Justice Minister Gord Mackintosh is 'pleased' that the federal government will take a hard look at its gun registry." ...

"Only one person has been convicted of failing to register a weapon, and most provinces and territories – including Manitoba – have said they won't co-operate in the registry's enforcement."

"Mackintosh says the registry should be killed altogether."

"... It is not at all a good investments of valuable taxpayer dollars. There are initiatives that could be pursued that are known to make Canadians safer, and this is not one whatsoever."
 

UK: Attempted robbery in city: 'man had gun'
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"A man carrying what is thought to be a handgun tried to rob a woman this morning as she walked through Chapelfield Gardens in Norwich."

"The woman and her male friend were walking near Pedro's restaurant when they were approached the man, who is described as 5ft 11in to 6ft tall, slim, wearing dark clothing and a hood or balaclava."

"He was carrying what has been described by the victim as a small barrelled handgun."
 

Australia: Vic Govt aims praise at Bendigo gun owners for being compliant sheep
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"The Victorian Government has applauded gun owners in the Bendigo area for compliance with new handgun regulations."

"A total of 890 weapons were handed in at Bendigo during the recent handgun buyback, the second highest number surrendered in regional Victoria."

"Victorian acting Police Minister John Lenders says 500 more were collected at Shepparton."

"He says the buyback has made Victoria a safer place."
 

KS: Legislator to take new shot on guns
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"Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' opposition to a bill allowing Kansans to carry concealed handguns may not matter, according to a northeast Kansas legislator who is pushing for the law."

"Rep. Candy Ruff, a Democrat from Leavenworth, said she hoped the legislation would win by such large margins in the Legislature that it would survive a veto by Sebelius. Overturning a veto would require two-thirds votes in the House and Senate."
 

Glock Safety in Question (?)
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"...Glock represents the new generation of combat weaponry, and by no means will I put down this fine, fine handgun. As a matter of fact, when I recommend defensive handguns to my students, Glock is always in the top three, with Sig-Sauer and Heckler and Koch in that group respectively." ...

"A safety is a man made, mechanical device subject to failure, and the liberal media would lead you to believe that the warm and fuzzy notion of a mechanical safety will prevent accidents by even the most experienced gun handlers. The only true safety in the handling and operation of any type of equipment (especially firearms) is COMMON SENSE and THE OPERATOR."
 

God, Freedom and the Separation of LIBERALS and State
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"Liberals want no iota of religious speech, image, or thought anywhere in public – if it is Christian. They allow and even encourage expressions of Islam. ..."

"Their claim that they are protecting the rights of all, by erasing every shred of Christianity, is manifestly false. Their elevation of secularism to the level of religion, while pretending in Orwellian doublespeak that it is not happening, is spectacularly specious and completely self-serving. When their ‘religion’ is allowed, the state takes over as ‘god’, and liberals have reign to control our very lives, including the removal of our freedom – since anything granted by the state can be taken away by the state."
 

Assault Weapons Ban: THE PRECEDENT FOR ABOLISHING THE 2ND
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"... the term 'assault rifles' is a misnomer as well. And this is not by either accident or due to ignorance – these misnomers are crucial to the destruction of our Second Amendment."

"Leftist gun controllers mislabel themselves as well. They’re not 'controllers,' but rather abolitionists. They even deliberately mislabel their leftist agenda as being 'liberal;' it’s not. Liberals are what Thomas Jefferson, George Washington and Benjamin Franklin were. And not one of them would support today’s so-called 'liberal' agenda characterized by the insanity that demands that all Americans turn their guns in to government, the latter strictly prohibited from enforcing such unconstitutional, freedom-crushing statism by the Second Amendment.
 

Canada: Gun registry overhaul a must says Prime Minister Martin
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"Prime Minister Paul Martin indicated Wednesday that he will overhaul the federal gun registry, although he said he still backs the former Liberal government's gun registry legislation."

"Mr. Martin is facing a tight upcoming federal budget, with a projected surplus of only $2.3-billion, $2-billion of which is earmarked for health care."

"This week, during meetings in Ottawa, he is asking caucus members to find ways to trim spending from various government departments."

"Some MPs are looking at the ballooning gun registry as a way of cutting costs. The registry had an original price tag of $2-million when it was introduced in 1995 but is now predicted to cost at least $1-billion."
 

UK: Shop raid gun terror
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"A terrified teenage shop assistant was threatened by a masked gunman who burst in and demanded cash."

"The thug struck at the Lansdown Garage, on Brownedge Road, Lostock Hall."

"He approached the male teenage cashier and pulled a black automatic-style handgun from his pocket before demanding cash from the till.
He gave the cashier a carrier bag and ordered him to fill it, telling him if he did so, he would not be hurt."
 

U.S. pilots still clay pigeons
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"In less than two weeks, hijacking fears cancelled six Air France flights, four British Airways flights and two Aero Mexico flights, with some flights shadowed by F-16s with orders to shoot them down if they strayed off course."

"It is insanity to say an F-16 can shoot down a passenger jet, but we can’t allow armed pilots because it is too dangerous. As commander of a 400-ton missile loaded with explosive fuel, a commercial pilot is already in charge of a significant lethal weapon. And we're worried about a gun in the cockpit?"

"The Transportation Security Administration is continuing to drag its feet on the program for training pilots to be armed. The program authorized by Congress last fall and signed into law to train pilots to carry a firearm during flight has only one training facility with only 100 pilots trained under federal standards to carry firearms over two years after the original September 11 hijackings."

"The arguments against letting pilots carry guns in the cockpit fall flat when one considers that prior to 1987 pilots were in fact allowed to carry guns in the cockpit, since planes transported the U.S. mail along with civilians. Bullets are available that can penetrate flesh but pulverize when striking a hard surface such as a fuselage."
 

And the stupidity of Americans rages on
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"The fact is the most effective means to combat "true" crime is to arm every man, woman, and child that can carry and learn to use a firearms safely and effectively. This has been proved not only here in this union of states but around the world (read about Kennesaw, Georgia and Vermont), or the huge increases in crime in England and Australia following increased firearm limitations. Compare the crime facts of Washington, DC, with the most stringent gun controls to Vermont, which is close to the 2nd Amendment. Anyway, the rules are:

"1. Increased gun control ALWAYS increases crime."

"2. Free expression of the 2nd Amendment ALWAYS decreases crime; i.e. decreased gun control ALWAYS decreases crime."
 

PA: York's Top Cop Wants To Carry Gun, Wear Uniform
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"York's top cop says he wants to look more like a cop."

"He is seeking City Council's permission to wear a police uniform and carry a gun."

"Police Commissioner Mark Whitman was hired from outside the York department, so his post is considered a civilian position."

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What is this world coming to when a police commissioner has to ask permission from politicians to be armed?
 

FL: Bill shielding gun ranges from pollution laws advances
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"Despite opposition from state environmental regulators and environmental groups, a measure that would shield more than 400 gun ranges across Florida from pollution laws keeps speeding closer to law." ...

"The legislation is being pushed by the National Rifle Association, which continues to accuse the Department of Environmental Protection of 'back door gun control' for its recent efforts to get some gun range owners to clean up lead-based ammunition left from years of shooting activity. The bill was sparked by a court case involving a Pinellas County gun range."
 

China: 33761 policemen dismissed in clean-up campaign
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"China dismissed 33,761 unqualified policemen from law enforcement jobs and cleared 10,940 sub-standard workers out of public security departments all over the country from last August to last November."

"The clean-up campaign was initiated last July, when Zhou Yongkang, Minister of Public Security, stressed law enforcement and police problems in his report to the country's senior leaders." ...

"According to the Law on the People's Police, only policemen are qualified to enforce laws in the public security departments. However, an increasing number of staff in these departments without police qualification have participated in law enforcement tasks." ...
 

NJ: Convicted ex-cop pleads guilty to more corruption
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"Former New Brunswick police Det. James Marshall, who is serving prison time for a 2000 conviction for running a brothel in the city, pleaded guilty to three more police corruption charges Tuesday but will serve no additional prison time."

"Marshall, who fought back tears during the proceedings, pleaded guilty in Superior Court, New Brunswick, to official misconduct charges in three of four pending indictments, agreeing to accept a 364-day jail sentence to run concurrently with the four-year sentence he is serving at the Midstate Correctional Center at Fort Dix."
 

CT: Conn. Gov. Makes Public Apology on TV
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"Gov. John G. Rowland asked the state for the chance 'to earn back your trust' Wednesday as he delivered a televised address that came amid growing pressure to resign for accepting gifts at his summer cottage and lying about it."

"Rowland again apologized for his actions, saying 'I lied and there are no excuses,' but he insisted he never provided any favors or took any actions in exchange for the gifts."
 

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