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Tacoma Mall Shooting Illustrates Threat to Public Safety from Unregulated Sale of Firearms through the Classifieds: Group
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"The recent mass shooting at a Tacoma, Wash., shopping mall dramatically illustrates how the unregulated sale of firearms through classified ads in newspapers poses a potential hazard to a newspaper's readers and the general public." ...

"Maldonado, who is prohibited from possessing firearms because of a series of felony convictions as a juvenile, purchased the MAK 90 7.62mm rifle from Joe Pasamonte, a private gun owner. Whereas licensed firearms dealers are required to conduct criminal background checks on all buyers, unlicensed sellers who sell firearms from a 'personal collection' are not required to conduct background checks. By purchasing the rifle from an unlicensed seller in a private transaction, Maldonado was able to evade the mandatory criminal background check required on all dealer sales." ...
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KABA Note: For 'unlicensed seller' read 'private citizen'.
 

Criminals, law enforcement officials often agree on choice of firepower
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The gun of choice these days for criminals and law enforcement officers is the .40-caliber semiautomatic, but the 9 mm is a close second for criminal use, region ATF officials say."

"'It's strange because in the 1980s and the 1990s it was the 9 mm, but the .40-caliber is becoming more popular,' said agent Dan Mitten, of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives office in Merrillville."

"Manufacturers that sell many different .40-caliber models in a variety of sizes contribute to the attraction, he said."

"In addition, criminals like to mimic the fire power used by police, who are increasingly turning to the .40 caliber, he said." ...
 

Life in the shooting gallery
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"'Guns don’t kill people; people kill people.'"

"Years ago this was a bumper sticker that was seen on many cars. I often thought it should have an addendum, 'People with guns kill people much more easily than people without guns.'"

"A gun nut friend of mine once read a newspaper report to me about a man killing another man with a baseball bat. His point was that people kill people with things other than guns. While this is true, baseball bats have a range the length of the bat plus the length of the arms of the one wielding the bat." ...
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Submitter's Note: Obviously this man prefers a world where the strong prey on the weak, the gang on the individual. Email him at editor@vailtrail.com.
 

A New Look Old Classic-- Charles Daly's M-5 Government Model
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The sky's the limit for some shooters when they're in the market for a 1911-style pistol. There is no feature too insignificant or any price tag too high for compromise. Not everyone is so fortunate that cost is not a factor, and for budget-conscious shooters, it's important to do their homework before putting hard-earned dollars down for a mid-priced 1911. Impulse buying in the mid-priced category can result in the purchase of a piece of junk while carefully researched buying can end with you being a very satisfied customer."

"One of the current mid-priced 1911s is imported by Charles Daly, Dept. ST, P.O. Box 6625, Harrisburg, PA 17112; 866-325-9486; www.charlesdaly.com." ...
 

Antiques Roadshow Ten Year Anniversary
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "The event in Providence, Rhode Island, yields one of the most spectacular finds of militaria in ROADSHOW history: a rifle, powder horn and account book passed down through six generations of the same Rhode Island family. And not just any family. Appraiser Bill Guthman identified the original owner and the gun’s maker as Welcome Matheson, one of the premier New England gun makers of the early 19th century. This incredibly rare and intact collection of objects commands an insurance value of $100,000 to $120,000." ...
 

After training, let youths hunt
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"You might remember a couple of weeks ago when I told you about the 8-year-old girl that made national headlines recently by taking the first black bear of the season in Maryland."

"I expected more feedback from some of you on this topic, but I only received one e-mail on it ... the question, 'Don't you think 8 is a little young to hunt?'"

"I replied and told him that I did not. ..."

"I did some research on the topic, though, and was surprised to learn that our heavily regulated friends to the north don't have a minimum age for hunting. Just as long as the hunter has passed the Maryland hunter safety course, he or she may hunt. I personally don't have a problem with that." ...
 

NM: Dogs shot by farmer Monday after they attack, kill sheep
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"It wasn't the first time Adolfo Garcia's sheep have been attacked by dogs so Monday, when he heard dogs barking in the pen area of his yard, he knew there was trouble."

"Three dogs were in the pen attacking his sheep. He went for his rifle to save them."

"'One dog had bitten one of the sheeps' necks and wasn't letting go, even though the sheep was dragging him around the pen,' Garcia said. 'I had to wait to take aim until I could hit the dog without hitting the sheep. Once I shot him, he let go of her neck.'"

"Before it was over, three sheep were wounded enough to have either died or having to be put down, and the three dogs were dead." ...
 

IN: Elmhurst boy faces gun charge
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A 15-year-old male student faces felony charges and expulsion from Elmhurst High School after bringing a handgun to school last week."

"A police report did not disclose whether the gun was loaded, and Fort Wayne Police Department spokesman Michael Joyner would not comment."

"Officer Cory Thomas, who was already at the school, found the .40-caliber pistol in the front waistband of the student’s pants Nov. 23 after another student tipped him off. Officers took the boy to the Allen County Juvenile Justice Center, where he was charged with felony possession of a gun on school property, according to a police report." ...
 

NJ: Readington suspends two boys who allegedly brought guns to school
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The two 13-year-old boys who allegedly brought guns -- a .22 pistol and a BB gun -- into Readington Middle School last month have been suspended from attending school until at least June 2007."

"School officials now want to work with the community to prevent future incidents, but neither police nor the superintendent would tell why the boys brought the weapons to school."

"Following a closed-door hearing by the Board of Education on Nov. 15, the board accepted by a 9-0 vote interim Superintendent James Sheerin's recommendation to place the students in an alternative education program. ..." ...
 

NH: Loaded gun taken from student at West HS
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A 14-year-old student came to West High School this morning with a loaded .32-caliber handgun tucked in his waistband.

Police disarmed him after a school administrator, tipped off the student may be armed, escorted the teen outside the classroom, police said.

No one was hurt.

The investigation is in its initial stages. So far, there is nothing to indicate the student made any threats against students or faculty at the school.

The student became “agitated and combative” when officers moved in and retrieved the weapon, police said.
 

OH: Attorney General Jim Petro Defends Concealed Carry Law (BFA)
Submitted by: Buckeye Firearms Association
Website: info@buckeyefirearms.org

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"Attorney General Jim Petro filed a legal brief defending the constitutionality of Ohio's concealed carry law against a challenge by the city of Toledo."

"'We believe the concealed carry law is an issue of statewide concern and prevents cities from enacting bans because statewide law supercedes local laws,' said Attorney General Jim Petro."

"Petro filed a friend of the court brief in the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Appellate District (Lucas County) in the case of City of Toledo v. Beatty. This case involves an appeal of the conviction of a concealed handgun license holder for carrying a concealed handgun in a Toledo park in violation of a local ordinance. Petro argued that the Ohio concealed handgun licensing law is a general law, and is constitutional in its entirety." ...
 

WI: Cops could check traffic stops for concealed carry permits
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"Police could check whether the owner of a car they stop is carrying a concealed weapon under a compromise that sponsors of a bill to let Wisconsin residents carry hidden weapons have reached with law enforcement groups."

"Under the provision, officers also could face charges if they draw their own sidearm on motorists simply because they have a concealed carry permit." ...
 

MS: Rawls shooting to ignite 'castle doctrine' fires
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"In 2006, Mississippi lawmakers will likely be debating the old common law notion that a 'man's home is his castle.'"

"Ex-convict Marcus Rawls, 23, of Jackson — whose criminal record includes convictions on drug charges, burglary and receiving stolen property charges — was killed by a single gunshot wound to the head in the pre-dawn hours Sunday."

"Rawls was released from prison in October."

"After a 911 call, Jackson police found Rawls' body on the porch of a home they believe he was trying to burglarize at the time he was shot by the homeowner, who fired a single shot through the door at about 2 a.m. The homeowner told police he was trying to scare the intruder away and didn't know anyone had been hit until a few hours later." ...
 

NY: Lupardo did her research before gun law vote
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A recent writer chided Assemblywoman Lupardo and the Tioga County Sportsman's Association for supporting the option of hunting big game with rifles. He insinuated Ms. Lupardo's lack of experience with guns and hunting disqualified her from making an informed decision."

"I'm sure he never felt that way when Sen. Chuck Schumer or some other politician, with no experience, and in the face of massive opposition, introduces schemes to disarm the entire American population, flying in the face of tradition and the Second Amendment."

"Ms. Lupardo, to her credit, has attended meetings, asked questions, taken notes and made herself available to a constituency she represents. She made no promise except to study the issue and be fair." ...
 

PA: Unlikely coalition behind gun law
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"In a pro-gun stronghold like Pennsylvania - where close to one million hunting licenses are issued each year - any proposed legislation containing the words firearms and relinquish has long been doomed to failure."

"But something extraordinary happened earlier this month, amid the brouhaha over the legislative pay raise:"

"The General Assembly overwhelmingly passed an anti-domestic violence bill that gives judges the power to seize all firearms from a potential abuser and establishes a system of accountability for the weapons." ...

"As a concession to gun owners, a provision will streamline firearms license-issuing procedures throughout the state. They also got language that spells out the illegality of making false claims of abuse." ...
 

PA: Activists set deadline on backing gun-limit bill
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"They're getting one month to take a stand on one-gun-a-month legislation."

"Yesterday, a collection of community activists called on lawmakers representing Philadelphia in Harrisburg to make their positions known over the next 30 days."

"'The state reps and the state senators from Philadelphia can no longer sit on the sidelines,' said Bilal Qayyum, of Men United for a Better Philadelphia."

"At the end of the month, the consortium will go public with the pols' stances to force legislators to stem the tide of city violence." ...
 

MA: Councilor guns for firearm offender registry
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"Pull a gun and face the heat — a picture of your face plastered all over the city — if a proposal to create a public registry for firearms offenders comes to pass."

"'Creating a 'gun offender registry' modeled after the Sex Offender Registry would be a fantastic way of helping stem the flow of guns into the city,' said Hyde Park-based district City Councilor Rob Consalvo, who will propose the idea at today’s council hearing." ...
 

CA: Bradley handgun is finally back home
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The gun lies inside an unassuming blue plastic case, nestled intimately against plain, strikingly white cotton gloves."

"'You wear the gloves so the oils from your hands and fingers don't affect the engravings,' said Charles Honeycutt, owner of the gold-inlaid weapon."

"He looks at the .45 caliber automatic almost reverently, tilting it in the light - as if seeing it for the first time."

"In truth, he is. At least, for the first time in more than a year."

"On Nov. 3, a Riverside County Superior Court probate judge ordered that the U.S. Army return the gun to Honeycutt."

"Holding the weapon last week, Honeycutt reminisced about the man it was created to commemorate." ...
 

FL: Sergeant Fails To Tell Department High-Power Weapons Were Stolen
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Weapons capable of firing hundreds of bullets with one pull of the trigger were stolen from an Orange County sergeant. Eyewitness News has uncovered he didn't tell his department about it for months."

"The sheriff's office didn't know the weapons were stolen until federal agents busted a Lake County motel room and a mobile home."

"Sgt. Mike Edwards, who was in charge of the sheriff's armory, left the SWAT team's automatic weapons on the floor in the back of his truck in his driveway while he was out of town overnight without telling anyone he had them. He said he didn't remember which guns were stolen from the truck. Other officers spent two months looking for them and all Sgt. Edwards got was a written reprimand." ...
 

AZ: Deputies seize weapons from Pinal manager
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Pinal County sheriff's deputies seized $21,000 worth of sniper rifles and related equipment from County Manager Stan Griffis after he refused to return the weapons. Griffis said he bought the guns with county money last spring for the sheriff's volunteer posse. But the posse is not allowed to use such weapons."

"One sniper rifle remains unaccounted for ..."

"Griffis, who is retiring in January after 16 years as county manager, has faced no punishment in the case. The Pinal County attorney said he was unaware of it until questioned by The Arizona Republic, as was the state Attorney General's Office. The Arizona Auditor General's Office has declined to investigate, citing a lack of staff." ...
 

AZ: Purchased items (from previous story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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Pinal County Manager Stan Griffis used a volunteer sheriff's posse account to buy weapons and accessories the posse isn't authorized to use and never received. These are some of the items purchased.

• DPMS AR-15 .223 rifle: $840.

• Springfield Armory M21 .308 tactical rifle: $2,931.

• Two Leupold Mark IV rifle scopes: $1,866.

• One case .223 ammo: $286.

• Three scope bases and two sets of QC rings: $375.

• One laser sight for a 1911 Colt: $393.

• Twenty boxes of 16-gauge ammo: $108.

• Six AR-15 magazines: $127.

• One free-float rifle forearm for the DPMS rifle: $173.

• An AR-15 front sight, rear sight and a holographic sight: $601.

• One weapon flashlight: $295.

• Clay bird targets.

• Unknown MasterCard purchases: $511.62.
 

Australia: Guard free after shooting prisoner
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A GUARD who shot dead a handcuffed prisoner trying to escape from hospital has been found not guilty of murder at the direction of a judge."

"Prison officer Fabrizio Federico claimed he was acting in self-defence when he shot Garry Whyte as he tried to escape from St Vincent's Hospital on May 7, 2002."

"Prosecutors took the case directly to the Supreme Court after a coroner found Mr Whyte had not been an immediate threat to the guard."

"But at the close of the prosecution case yesterday, Justice Philip Cummins ordered the Supreme Court jury to return a not guilty verdict because there was not enough evidence to support a conviction." ...
 

NH: Live free and die
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"In the manic environment of the first shopping weekend after Thanksgiving, the competition was fierce. We hesitated and lost out on a lovely, slightly used grenade launcher, bargain priced in tax-free New Hampshire at $190."

"Not to worry. The dozens of dealers at the Fireside Inn gun show came well armed. Andrew Heggie, a Randolph police officer, spotted a Bushmaster, similar to the rifle he carried in two tours of duty in Afghanistan. And he found an AK-47, the same gun the enemy carried. There were military sniper rifles and an M-16-type 'machine pistol' capable of firing off 100 rounds before reloading -- the kind of gun only an angry high school student could love. Saturday night specials were cheap and plentiful." ...
 

LA: Gun safety course being offered
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"Registration is under way for children ages 8 to 12 to participate in the Caddo Sheriff's Office 'First Gun Course.' The four hour class will be offered from 8 a.m. to noon Dec. 17 and again on Jan. 7."

"Designed for children only, the course provides basic instruction for those who may never have fired a gun, but want to be able to use one safely. It's also recommended for children who will receive a new BB gun or hunting rifle for Christmas."

"Children are welcome to attend the course with BB guns, pellet guns, .22 rifles, and small-caliber shotguns. No high-powered rifles will be allowed. Only BB's and .22 ammunition will be supplied by the training academy. ... All children will shoot both fixed targets and skeet." ...
 

AL: Turkey shoots fun, especially if you win
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"November is turkey shoot time in Marshall County, when lots of fire departments and other rural organizations hold shoots as fundraisers."

"They’re a whole lot of fun, especially if you have got a tight-shooting shotgun capable of bringing home the meat."

"I’d been away from the whole turkey shoot scene for awhile until last year, when I was a regular at the Georgia Mountain Community Center’s shoots. The Community Center hold shoots every Saturday morning plus Thanksgiving for a total of 5 shoots in November." ...
 

TX: Regional Workshops Slated For 4-H Shooting Sports Instructors
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Texas Cooperative Extension will offer two regional workshops for current and newly recruited 4-H shooting sports leaders and coaches in West Texas in 2006."

"The first is slated Jan. 6-8 at the Texas A&M University System Agricultural Research and Extension Center at Amarillo ..."

"The workshops will cover archery, pistol, rifle, reloading, shotgun, black powder shooting and instruction specifically geared for coordinating a local shooting sports club or program. Instructors will cover teaching and coaching techniques, the fundamentals of safety and firearms nomenclature, and strategies for success in youth program leadership." ...
 

UK: Knife thug killed man hours after being freed
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"A TEENAGER stabbed a man to death hours after being released from detention for carrying a knife, a court heard."

"Brendan Reilly, 19, walked from a Young Offenders' Institution, where he had served 60 days, to plunge a knife three times into David Wilson, 20."

"During the murder trial at the High Court in Glasgow, the jury heard thugs armed with weapons summoned each other to battles using gang websites."

"One of the websites was closed down by detectives after they discovered photographs of yobs with weapons. They included a picture of Mr Wilson posing with a butcher's steak butcher's steak knife with another unidentified youth, who was carrying a machete." ...
 

UK: Police shoot man with Taser in gun incident
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"A SUSPECTED gunman was shot by police using a Taser gun in Glasgow city centre."

"It is the second time in just over a week that specially trained officers from Strathclyde Police have used the controversial weapon."

"Armed officers swooped on the man, who was seen brandishing a pistol outside the Radisson Hotel in Argyle Street."

"Officers were forced to use the high-voltage weapon on the man, 42, after he repeatedly refused to drop the weapon." ...

"Forensic teams later searched the area and a black pistol was found lying on the pavement outside the entrance to the LA Fitness gym in Oswald Street." ...
 

UK: Teenager hurt in gun accident
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A TEENAGER suffered a hand injury in a shooting incident while playing with an air rifle in the woods.

The 17-year-old and a friend rushed to an address in Salisbury Gardens, WGC, to call emergency services after the accident on Sunday afternoon.

A police armed response team was alerted but stepped down after it became clear there was no danger.

The youngster needed hospital treatment, according to an ambulance spokesman.
 

UK: Robbery victim may lose sight in one eye
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"A shop assistant shot twice in the face during a robbery in Birmingham could lose an eye."

"Father-of-two Imran Shah, 21, was serving in the 24-hour Hamza Food Store in Sparkbrook at 2am yesterday when two masked men swooped."

"They shot him in the face, knocking him to the floor, before stealing a laptop and mobile phone and fleeing on foot."

"His condition in hospital was said to be stable and not life-threatening but his brother revealed he could lose the sight in one eye."

"Mohammed Khan, aged 26, who owns the store, in Walford Road, condemned the cowardly robbers who shot his defenceless brother even after he raised his hands as they demanded money." ...
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UK: Please don't shoot my daddy
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"A FAMILY today relived their terror when a man broke into their Blackpool hotel brandishing a gun."

"Little Chloe Spinks screamed 'Please don't shoot my daddy' as the burglar thrust the pistol into the face of her father Graham."

"She and her mum Adele are still traumatised by the events that took place at the Everglades Hotel on Barton Avenue when 20-year-old Louis Kettle broke in through an open window."

"Mr Spinks, a former security guard, caught the thief in the early hours of the morning, taking a phone and camera from behind the bar in the hotel lounge, and pulled him back through the window as he tried to escape." ...
 

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