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CA: Blame people, not guns (Letter)
Submitted by: Tom Allison

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"It's people; there's the problem! It has nothing to do with rapid-fire military style guns or the availability of ammunition or black market firearms. For some reason, kids nowadays have no regard for life or property. I would like to know why. What's changed? Who's dropping the ball? Is it parents, teachers, our government, all of the above, what? The question is not what kids are killing each other with (gun, knife, club, car, etc.). It's why are they killing each other, period."
 

Answer to terror? Arm yourselves, says LaPierre
Submitted by: J W Parsons

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"Some people suggest the threat of terrorism is a reason to restrict further access to firearms."

"In his upcoming release, National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre makes the case that the war on terror makes it more important than ever for law-abiding Americans to arm themselves."
 

NY: Buffalo Councilman Has Gun Permit Taken Away
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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"A Buffalo-area town councilman has been stripped of his permit to operate a gun business out of his home after he was arrested following domestic disputes."

"Lancaster Town Councilman Richard Zarbo was arrested on Sunday for allegedly threatening his estranged wife and endangering his children. He's accused of violating an order of protection by making a telephoned threat against his estranged wife a day earlier."
 

Canada: Gun control: Schools ban even the word
Submitted by: Robin Maxwell

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"I'm racking my brain trying to figure out why a seven-year-old would need to learn this word..." -- Amanda Sousa

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Maybe so your child doesn't grow up to be a complete ignoramus, not knowing how to spell an elementary word.
 

OR: More than target practice
Submitted by: EBUCK

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"Founded in 1997, the Oregon Firearms Academy offers courses in defensive arms and tactics to law enforcement, corrections, armed security professionals, private investigators and private citizens."

"Defensive Handgun 1 is one of 20 different courses offered at OFA throughout the year by owners and instructors Dan Abbott, Rick Benson and Marion 'Doc' Ratliff."
 

CT: Officer Whose Gun Discharged Will Not Be Charged
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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"An off-duty Capitol police officer whose gun accidentally discharged at the Bushnell Theater will not likely face criminal charges, according to a Hartford police spokeswoman, NBC 30 reported."

"No one was injured when the gun belonging to Paul Warren went off Sunday during a performance of 'The Tale of the Allergist's Wife,' starring Valerie Harper. But a bullet fragment bounced off the leg of Mary MacMullen."

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Gun went off all by itself, huh? Smart gun. Dumb cop.
 

UK: Seven arrested in gun raids
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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"A Glock machine pistol, a blank firing gun and live ammunition were found by armed police during dawn raids at two city homes today." ...

"The operation was a result of information gathered by officers involved in a crack-down on gun crime across the city - although a force spokesman said today's raids were not linked to the murders of New Year partygoers Charlene Ellis and Letisha Shakespeare, in Aston."
 

Gun industry under fire
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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"Even though America has been the world leader in gun-related deaths and injuries for decades, the gun industry has long shrugged off responsibility for its guns falling into the wrong hands. A former industry leader, however, blew the whistle on gun industry culpability last week and communities across America should take note."
 

CA: Former DA returns fire for cannon blasts
Submitted by: Tom Allison
Website: http://eternalvigilance.blogspot.com

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"Former Stanislaus County District Attorney Donald Stahl is suing the city of Modesto and District Attorney James Brazelton, claiming that cannon blasts set off downtown by Civil War re-enactors caused him to lose his hearing." ...

"The cannon was in the center of I Street, flanked by buildings. That positioning caused the noise to reverberate rather than dissipate, Ringhoff said."
 

CA: Enough gun laws already (Letter)
Submitted by: Tom Allison
Website: http://eternalvigilance.blogspot.com

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"I do not know how many more laws could be enacted to somehow address the 'gun issue.' Let's be clear -- in order to purchase a firearm in the United States you have to meet several strict requirements."

"All of these seem to me to be sensible precautions that should somehow reduce gun violence."

"Yet to a large extent they do not. If you are a convicted felon who makes his money by robbing banks, selling drugs or burglary, chances are that you own a firearm. No law seems to be able to stop that."
 

Canada: Invader suspect nabbed
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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"Wally Tomchuk is relieved he no longer has to look over his shoulder in constant fear."

"Police have arrested a suspect who allegedly pistol-whipped the 73-year-old St. Vital man last Tuesday evening during a violent spree of at least five home invasions."
 

CA: A slippery slope (Letter)
Submitted by: Tom Allison
Website: http://eternalvigilance.blogspot.com

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"In reply to Don Shaw's community column on gun control ('Gun control does not mean total gun confiscation,' Jan. 29), maybe he needs to switch his teaching from English to history. Such as Nazi Germany, Stalin's Russia, England, Australia or Canada. All of these countries just started with registration ('We don't want your guns! We just want to know where they are!')."
 

FL: Lawyers suggest toning down airport weapons policies
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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"Ringsmuth said that before the terrorist attacks, the pretrial diversion was commonly used for dealing with people who would accidentally take a gun to the airport but did not have a permit, making the charge a felony. He said he would like to see the diversion program become an option for misdemeanors, too."

" 'I think they should create such a program here and these would be classic cases for it,' Ringsmuth said."
 

DC: City Ban on Handguns in Legal Challenge
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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Third story on the page:

"Based on Supreme Court opinions, courts for years have rejected the position that the Second Amendment gives a gun-owning right to individuals. But the Bush administration informed the Supreme Court last year that it believed the Second Amendment did convey such a right. In a flurry of cases that followed, lower courts consistently rejected the administration's position, although most of those opinions were in criminal cases, not in civil suits."

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Where did the Post reporters learn to lie with a straight face? Supreme Court cases from Dred Scott to Cruikshank to the Verdugo-Urquirdez case have mentioned an individual right to keep and bear arms.
 

NY: Burglar's deadly blunder
Submitted by: Tom Allison
Website: http://eternalvigilance.blogspot.com

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"A burglar made a fatal mistake yesterday when he pointed a gun at a Queens homeowner - a retired federal air marshal who pulled out a licensed 9mm weapon and shot him dead..."
 

TN: Beer run for jurors may overturn trial
Submitted by: Bob Wolfley

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"A man sentenced to life in prison for a drug-related murder has asked for a new trial because a sheriff's deputy made an unauthorized beer run for jurors in the case during a break in deliberating his fate."

" 'The deputy in charge blatantly disregarded your order and bought alcohol for the jurors and even consumed alcohol herself,' defense told Judge John Colton."

"Parris also claims jurors rushed to arrive at a verdict on a Friday to avoid being sequestered over a weekend."
 

Australia: Trio charged over shooting
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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"Three men have been charged after a series of shots were fired into a south-western Sydney home."

"Police arrested five men at a nearby home early today and took them to Fairfield police station for questioning."

"By this afternoon three of the men had been charged with firearm offences, malicious damage and affray."
 

NY: NYPD Tells Cops to Watch for 'Improvised Weapons'
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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"The NYPD is on the lookout for individuals armed with 'conventional or improvised weapons' who may unleash a devastating attack on the city by concealing deadly chemicals in light bulbs or fire extinguishers..."
 

UT: Agent Involved in Melee Before Games Is Sentenced
Submitted by: Anonymous

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"During the Provo party, which police said involved drinking by college women too young to legally have alcohol, then-hotel manager Casey Clements went in and asked everyone to quiet down."

"After one of the agents pushed him into a wall, Clements said last year in an e-mail to The Salt Lake Tribune last year, 'I asked him not to push me, and he told me that he could because he was a federal agent.' "
 

What's the World's Most Stupid Security Measure?
Submitted by: William Zimmerman

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"Even before 9/11 a whole army of bumbling amateurs has taken it upon themselves to figure out pointless, annoying, intrusive, illusory and just plain stupid measures to 'protect' our security."

"Privacy International reckons jobsworths have become a global menace. 'From the nightclub in Berlin that demands the home address of its patrons, to the phone company in Britain that won't let anyone pay more than twenty pounds a month from a bank account, the world has become infested with bumptious administrators competing to hinder or harass us,' it reports."
 

ME: The day my slingshot backfired
Submitted by: John Fansler

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"Years ago, the Lewiston (Maine) Daily Sun had a front- page story that teased my curiosity. It said the police had arrested a man on Main Street and he was being held to face two charges: carrying a concealed weapon and brandishing a gun. I wrote at once to the editor to ask for details as to how this implausibly simultaneous crime was effected, but have not yet had his courteous reply." ...

"So I can't tell you how, and instead I'll relate how I obtained a permit to carry a concealed weapon and what happened after that."

"Maine's statute about concealed weapons goes back to 1820, when our basic code was drawn up with goose quills and blueberry-juice ink, and it isn't just for guns. It includes slingshots. Actually, it says 'slungshot,' meaning the Biblical kind."
 

Guns and Economics
Submitted by: Tom Allison
Website: http://eternalvigilance.blogspot.com

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"Guns are an essential feature of the state. From 17th-century political theorist Thomas Hobbes to contemporary economist Mancur Olson, the standard economic justification for the state is that its armed agents can prevent endemic violence, thus making prosperity possible. Whether one likes the state or not, one thing is clear: a state would not be a state without armed agents to intervene at some point."

"But economics is interested in guns for reasons more directly related to individual choice. Like any other economic good, guns are part of individual preferences. Some individuals want guns and are willing to pay for them. Anything scarce that brings utility (the technical word for satisfaction or pleasure) to, and is chosen by, some individuals falls within the domain of economics. Individuals may express a preference for the state and its armed agents, but these individuals, or other individuals, may also want to own private guns."
 

TX: Intruder fatally shot by apartment resident
Submitted by: serinde
Website: http://www.progunwomen.com

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1st story on page

"A 20-year-old Rockwall man was fatally shot early Sunday when he entered an apartment after throwing a patio chair through a sliding glass door, police said."

"Levi Shelton was shot once in the chest by a resident of the apartment in the 1100 block of Forest Creek Drive, police said."
 

TX: Police in pursuit of quality recruits
Submitted by: serinde
Website: http://www.progunwomen.com

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"Despite a recent surge in applications, College Station police say they are seeing an overall decline in the quality of people who want to try their hands at police work."

"Of the six highest-ranking candidates from the department’s most recent round of testing, at least three will likely be disqualified because of past indiscretions."
 

FL: Police Chief Defends Actions Amidst Road Rage Accusations
Submitted by: Bob Wolfley

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FULL TEXT BELOW:

A local police chief, accused of taking a road rage clash too far, is defending his actions today. Daytona Beach Shores Chief Stephan Dembinsky held a press conference this morning.

Dembinsky says he took proper steps, pulling over a driver who was enraged when he thought the chief cut him off in Ormond Beach.

Police reports say driver Stephen Williamson poked the chief and tried to shut his arm in his car door, but Willamson claims the chief pushed and choked him.

The State Attorney's Office will review the complaints.
 

NY: Steven Seagal Takes Witness Stand at Mob Trial
Submitted by: Mark Anderson

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" Action film star Steven Seagal testified Tuesday that a crew of alleged mobsters demanded that he make movies with them -- or else." ...

"The actor told jurors he has a license to carry a handgun and had gone to the meeting armed."

" 'In New York, I always carry a gun,' he said."

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It's too bad the regular citizens of New York can't do the same. Once again the members of the moneyed elite can defend themselves, while the disarmed serfs are reduced to relying on 911 for their safety.
 

CA: LAPD Print Check Sought
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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"Los Angeles City Councilman Jack Weiss demanded an explanation Monday of why the Los Angeles Police Department has failed to check 6,000 fingerprints from unsolved murder cases against a national FBI databank."

"Weiss, a leading critic of the LAPD last year after it mistakenly destroyed evidence in more than 1,000 unsolved rape cases, joined other politicians and crime victims in demanding improvements."
 

It's a Battle Flag
Submitted by: LFA Editor
Website: http://www.libertyforall.net

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"For those who cannot see that the Confederate Flag is a symbol of the war that divided our nation in its infancy, I wonder just how long it will take until the Stars and Stripes will be banned."

"To me, it is a symbol of independence sought by my ancestors against tyranny. It is a symbol of the reason they left their farms and stores and industry to keep the rights they felt their fathers in the Revolutionary War had already sacrificed so much to give them."
 

Bush's Intellectual Dishonesty
Submitted by: LFA Editor
Website: http://www.libertyforall.net

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"Take a look at Bush's speech. What do you see? It's a laundry list of goodies, isn't it? It's a list of 20 new or expanded federal programs that Bush wants implemented. What's even hysterical about this speech that, even though less initiatives were offered this year than in 2002 (he proposed 39 new programs the last time within a period of 48 minutes on TV), no one has even criticized the collectivist welfare-state thinking that fuels these programs."
 

Fed Ed: The New Federal Curriculum and How It's Enforced
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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"Have you ever wondered any of the following?

*How is the federal government taking control of the curriculum in our schools?
*How are states being forced to adopt the new curriculum?
*Why are all textbooks and national tests being rewritten to measure performance on the new federal curriculum?
*How much of a disadvantage will nonpublic students face on the new national tests?"
 

They Shoot Trainers, Don't They?
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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"T-6 Sports .50-cal Bullet Hole"

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Does anyone find it conspicuously coincidental that this "report" hits the public the same exact week the VPC launches a frontal assault on the .50 BMG - especially since it's nearly impossible to hit a plane with said rifle? Suspicious, to say the least.
 

MN: Guns on the Docket in House Committee
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"The first major gun bill of the session blasted through its first committee stop Tuesday with no changes."

"The proposal would force sheriffs to issue handgun permits to most law-abiding citizens and do it within 15 days."

"Representative Lynda Boudreau of Faribault, the bill's sponsor, is confident that after several years of narrow defeats, the bill would pass this year."
 

Feds Had Clues Before Okla. City Attack
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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"Two federal law enforcement agencies had information before the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing suggesting that white supremacists living nearby were considering an attack on government buildings, but the intelligence was never passed on to federal officials in the state, documents and interviews show."
 

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