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KABA Writer Investigated for Questioning Civil Authority
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KeepAndBearArms.com -- "Did you know that writing a rhetorical letter to the civil authorities in California challenging their hypocrisy results in a police investigation that includes not only calls from detectives but two black and white police cruisers coming to your home?"

"That's what happened to longtime gun rights activist and professional writer David Codrea this week. What follows is a link to the investigation-inspiring letter, a detailed description of what transpired and a description of how trying to get our own answers from the investigators resulted in unwillingness to respond to our simple, reasonable inquiry." ...

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We look forward to reading posted comments -- especially those from people who work in law enforcement. And please remember that your comments are reflections upon us all.

ADDITION TO THIS KABA NOTE:
One commentator suggested that our encouragement to be aware that comments reflect on us all is "PC". Here is the point: there is still an "open investigation" going on, and not only is David Codrea in the crosshairs, but this thread is probably monitored.

The "authorities" have already shown how they react to commentary that upsets them. Just keep that in mind if you plan to post anything that could cause them to react in a similar fashion against you -- or against KABA.
 

Big fines for banned items at airports
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"Anyone trying to sneak a knife onto an airplane could be fined $250 and a passenger with an explosive could get as much as $10,000 under new guidelines." ...

"Tom Blank, assistant administrator for transportation security policy, testified before Congress last week that the Transportation Security Administration has intercepted more than 1,650 firearms, more than 3 million knives and more than 57,000 incendiary devices since shortly after the terrorist hijackings on September 11, 2001." ...

"The guidelines list aggravating factors, such as 'attitude' and 'artful concealment,' that can bring a heftier fine."

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And there you have it, folks. This dog and pony show of disarming you is just another revenue-raising measure for the feds.

 

Years Of FBI Agent Crimes Detailed
Submitted by: John Fansler

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"An internal FBI report kept under wraps for three years details dozens of cases of agents fired for egregious misconduct and crimes, including drug trafficking, attempted murder, theft, misuse of informants and consorting with prostitutes."

"The report, released Wednesday by Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, found that about one in 1,000 agents was dismissed for serious misconduct or criminal offenses by the FBI during the period examined, from 1986 to 1999. The average was between eight and nine per year."

"Although the numbers were small, the FBI's attempts to prevent the report's disclosure from the public and Congress since its completion in June 2000 are raising questions among FBI critics about an attempt to avoid embarrassment."

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And yet, these are the guys whom Sarah Brady wants to see have all the firepower, while you remain at their mercy.
 

L. Neil Smith Interviews Aaron Russo -- possible Libertarian presidential candidate
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"Aaron Russo is becoming better and better known to libertarians as a celebrated movie maker who is fed up with the direction in which the Bush Administration is taking America, and seeks the Libertarian Party's Presidential nomination. I recently interviewed Aaron by telephone..." . . .
 

Russo Rising
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"Aaron Russo, a successful movie and music producer, warned a small crowd of Auburn students about what he considers to be a bleak future.
'When I look out at this crowd of young people, I fear for your future,' he said."

"Because of his fears, Russo made the transition from the entertainment industry to the world of politics."

"He is now seeking the Libertarian party's nomination as a 2004 presidential candidate."

"Russo said that politicians of both parties are ignoring the freedoms of Americans."
 

As Senate Action Draws Closer, Efforts To Stop Gun Seller Immunity Heat Up In Capitol, Around Nation; TV Ads Begin this Weekend
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"...The NRA's strategy on gun industry immunity -- passing the legislation quietly and without public attention -- is failing. Across the nation, more and more attention is being focused on the bill and its implications for public safety."

"Scores of law enforcement leaders around the nation are criticizing the legislation publicly." ...

"One of the nation's most prominent attorneys released an opinion in Washington DC last week making the case that it would destroy active and substantive negligence suits against reckless gun dealers." ...

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Didn't lead Democrat Tommy Daschle sign on to this bill along with 53 other legislators? Obviously, this bill isn't as reviled as the anti's might have you believe.
 

Earlier this month a Belgian professor claimed he had invented a revolutionary safe gun. But isn't such a claim a contradiction in terms?
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Answer to title question: Only when handled by stupid people.

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"Guns are by definition dangerous, nasty things that have one sole purpose. They kill things. ...They are not, and they never can be, safe." ...

"According to the respected US gun-control organisation The Brady Campaign, in 1998 alone 30,708 people in the United States died as a result of firearm-related incidents. Some were murdered, others committed suicide and others still were the victims of tragic accidents. But they all had one thing in common. They were all killed by guns."

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Two questions:

1 - Who, other than those with a cowardly agenda, respects Brady?

2 - Did the guns go off all by themselves, or did someone pull the trigger?

This loony commentary was written by the editor of Expatica. Send your comments here.
 

More paranoid hysteria and lies from the gun banner camp
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Here are the facts (as doctored by frothing anti-gunners):

"Every day, 12 children in America are killed in gun incidents." (Only if you count 19-24 year olds as "children" and only if you include gang warfare and criminal activity."

"A gun in the home is 43 times more likely to kill a family member or a friend than it is to kill an intruder." (That's if you count suicides, which account for 83 percent of this flawed and discredited report, and criminal activity between the family members, which also includes felons, drug dealers, violent spouses committing assault, and other criminal activities.)

Email the author of this tripe here: afine@cjn
 

TX: Judge: Prosecutors withheld evidence in condemned inmate's trial
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A man sentenced to die for a 1982 murder may escape execution because prosecutors withheld crucial information that could have persuaded a jury to spare his life, a federal judge has ruled."

"Donald Anthony Miller has spent almost 22 years on death row. He was convicted in the fatal shooting of a man he and two partners lured to a house to rob."

"During his trial, Harris County prosecutors presented evidence from several witnesses who were with Miller that night and another person who said he lent Miller the murder weapon."

"But prosecutors failed to give defense attorneys documents that show those witnesses changed important aspects of their stories between their initial interviews and the trial."
 

Papua New Guinea: PNG official suspended for carrying gun on plane
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Papua New Guinea's prime minister, Sir Michael Somare, has ordered the suspension of a senior government official who carried a gun on board a plane.

The plane was taking Sir Michael and his delegation on a state visit to China.

The managing director of PNG's Rural Development Bank, Wai Kitts, has been formally suspended over the incident.

The National newspaper reports Mr Kitts will be charged for carrying a pistol on board an Air Niugini flight on February 5.

The offence carries a jail term under the Civil Aviation Authority Act.

Security guards who allowed Mr Kitts to pass through without checking his cabin luggage have been disciplined.

Mr Kitts was part of Sir Michael's 80-man delegation to China.
 

CA: Apartment Security Guard Surrenders To Face Murder Charge
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A security guard is in custody Thursday after surrendering to authorities to face a murder charge in the shooting of a 19-year-old man.

Dameon Wroe turned himself in to sheriffs in Rancho Cucamonga early Wednesday morning. He faces a second degree murder charge in the New Year's Day shooting.

Wroe claims he shot Michael Krause, Jr. in self-defense. Wroe says Krause tried to run him over after he asked the 19-year-old to move his truck at an apartment complex where he was a security guard.

Prosecutors said evidence shows 32-year-old Wroe did not have a right to self-defense under the circumstances. Prosecutor Joe Gaetano said charging Wroe was a "careful, thoughtful decision."

Wroe is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday.

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Another stellar professional, who should be allowed to have firearms, while the peons suffer disarmed.
 

PA: Hirko lawyer: Don't let police off
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"The lawyer representing John Hirko Jr.'s family repeatedly urged a federal jury Wednesday to send Bethlehem police a message that would reverberate beyond the courtroom walls to other law enforcement agencies."

" 'You can tell these defendants that their deadly and violent actions in the war against drugs are not acceptable,' lawyer John Karoly Jr. told the jury. 'You will not permit them to be judge, jurors or executioners in this case or any case.' "

"...Karoly called it laughable for police to claim that they shot Hirko in self-defense. He cited evidence that Hirko was shot mostly in the back, that he wasn't standing at the time and that two shots hit Hirko a split-second before or after he died."
 

TN: More "Gun-free" school laws at work
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"A Clinton Middle School student brought a hand gun to school this morning. The child and the gun were removed from campus before the school day even began."

"Officials say that the hand gun was not loaded and the child did not have any ammunition for the gun. The motive for the student bringing the gun to school is not known at this time." ...

"Under the Anderson County's zero tolerance policy the student will almost certainly be expelled from school."
 

MN: City woman leads group urging gun law change
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"A Bloomington woman continues to lead a lobbying effort to get Minnesota's conceal-carry law on handguns tightened up or thrown out all together."

"Kim Stanley led a rally at the Capitol earlier this month for opponents of the law that permits most people without a criminal record to bear handguns in public."

"Gun law opponents were undaunted by blustery weather that may have kept attendance down, Stanley said."

"Stanley said. 'Even the governor has said he knows there are flaws in the law.' "

"Stanley said conceal-carry opponents obtained more than 27,000 petition signatures of those who want the law changed."

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27,000 signatures that cost nothing vs. over 15,000 permits that cost hundreds of dollars. Who's ahead?
 

MS: Officer terminated for threatening a man, then coming back with another officer, assaulting, arresting and threatening him again
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"The Board of Aldermen here has terminated police officer Lester Jones for allegedly assaulting a resident, the second such charge in less than a year."

"The firing followed Leland resident John Blaye's filing of a lawsuit."

"According to the suit:

Blaye was walking when the pin on his watch came unhinged causing his watch to fall to the ground."

"While retrieving his watch, a vehicle driven by Jones turned onto the street at a high rate of speed coming close to striking Blaye. Jones allegedly stopped, exited the vehicle and confronted Blaye with obscenities and verbal threats. He then drew his pistol, cocked it and pointed it at Blaye while threatening to shoot."

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Only police should have guns, right Sarah?
 

OH: Nugent in Oxford tonight; Rocker praises Open Carry 'Defense' Walkers
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"I salute the open carry walks you had in Ohio. Defiance of absurdity, defiance of anti-Constitutional and anti-American Dream buffoonery from the bureaucrats, pimps, whores, and welfare brats that would somehow believe that free good and decent people are somehow better off helpless - I find that amazing. The whole attitude is so retarded that I salute all people who stand up for this experiment in self government and execute the 'we the people' defiance of unreasonable and anti-constitutional anti-common sense anti-self evident truth insanity that is spread across this country. I am just a dumb guitar player but I understand basics." ...
 

UK: Jail for man who forgot gun was in bag
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"A Norfolk father-of-two was jailed for four months today for trying to board an aircraft with a ball bearing gun in his bag."

"Property agent David Burrows said he simply forgot the gun was there as he attempted to board the flight."

"Burrows's lawyer said an appeal was being considered and that the sentence was 'unnecessary and harsh'."

"But police welcomed the judge's decision, saying the sentence would act as a deterrent."

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KABA Question: "Deterrent" to whom? Other people who forget they have a toy in their bag?
 

UK: Gunman gets life for double murder
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"A gunman received two life sentences today for the cold-blooded execution of two men during a gangland vendetta."

"Courtney Palmer held his head in his hands as he was told he would serve a minimum of 20 years before he could be considered for parole."

"His victims, Ainsley Barrington, 34, and his friend Leroy McKain, 21, were shot through the head after being hooded and bound and tortured."

"McKain died after three bullets from a Mach Ten were fired into his brain."

"Barrington, a former friend of Palmer, died from a single .45 pistol shot."

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More gun murders in the "gun-free" UK.
 

KS: Conceal and Carry
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"Kansas is one of only four states that doesn't give you the right to carry a concealed weapon, but some lawmakers are trying to change that."

"Thursday was the second day of hearings on the bill. The bill would require a background check, a permit fee and firearm training." ...

"...Sandy Barnett of the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence says guns could trigger more problems, especially involving domestic abuse."

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Now why is it that the vast majority of the states in America allow concealed carry and none have reported an outbreak of domestic violence?
 

LA: More guns found at East Baton Rouge schools
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"Two more guns were found at East Baton Rouge Parish schools on Thursday, the first turning up in the morning at Southeast Middle and the second found in the late afternoon at Baker High."

"Baker Principal Earl Langlois said a student came forward with information about a gun on campus. Langlois said he searched the book bag of the 15-year-old in question and found a 38-caliber handgun along with some bullets."

"The student reportedly said he brought the gun to school to sell it."

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Amazing how well those "gun-free" school laws are working, eh?
 

NH: Senate Passes Bill To Allow Concealed Weapons Without Permit
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The New Hampshire Senate voted Thursday to let gunowners carry concealed weapons without a license.

The 13-10 vote sent the measure to the House.

Supporters argued that the constitutional right to bear arms shouldn't be infringed by requiring gunowners to apply for licenses.

Alton Republican Robert Boyce said the constitution gives people the right to protect themselves. But opponents said getting a license from the local police department is a needed safeguard.

Nashua Democrat Joseph Foster said getting a license is a reasonable regulation that doesn't prevent anyone from carrying a weapon.

Other opponents said eliminating the requirement might result in more guns being carried.
 

NY: Delaware board blasts gun permit plan
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"The Delaware County Board of Supervisors took a stand against Gov. George Pataki's plan to increase fees for pistol permit holders and gun dealers."

"The governor wants pistol owners, who now hold permanent pistol licenses, to renew their licenses every five years and pay a $100 fee or more, if they own multiple guns."

"According to a resolution passed unanimously by the board Wednesday, 'the imposition of such changes would greatly increase fees paid for licenses and the vast majority of current pistol permit holders are honest, law-abiding taxpaying citizens.' "

"The imposition of such fees would be a burden to the permit holders of the County of Delaware and would lead to an infringement of the rights of individuals guaranteed under the Second Amendment."
 

MD: Parolees with guns face lockup
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"State Del. Neil Quinter last week introduced legislation targeting convicted violent offenders caught possessing a firearm while on probation or parole."

"Quinter, a Howard County democrat, introduced the Armed Criminal Lockup Act with a bipartisan group of lawmakers Feb. 11 at the Maryland General Assembly."

"If passed, the bill would require a judge or parole board to revoke the conditional release -_ such as parole, home detention or probation _ of a convicted violent offender found in possession of a firearm, likely sending the offender to prison."

"Currently, judges are not required to overturn the conditional release of a convicted offender if he or she is arrested for a second crime, including firearm possession." ...
 

Norway: Defense will hunt beer for bullets thief
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"An unknown member of the Norwegian Defense traded 10,000 rounds of stolen ammunition for crates of beer. This surprise revelation emerged in the trial of a National Guard officer."

" 'We had no information about this whatsoever. We take these charges very seriously and will investigate them, first by talking with police. We will pursue this matter internally to the greatest extent possible,' said Major Beate Midttun."

"A 38-year-old officer in the National Guard was recent convicted by a Fredrikstad court for receiving stolen property, a large consignment of military pistol ammunition. He paid for 10,000 9mm bullets with beer he bought at employee prices at the brewery where he worked."

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Police and military are the only ones honest and professional enough to be entrusted with the right to keep and bear arms, right Sarah?
 

MD: Another anti-freedom editorial from the Washington (Com)Post
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"THOUGH THERE is no sensible, compelling reason for a civilized society to be loading up with assault-style weapons -- arms that sportsmen do not need -- Maryland Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) and state lawmakers who answer to the call of the National Rifle Association favor the free flow of these arms." ...

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There goes that "sporting purpose" litmus test again!

"It is forbidden to manufacture ... and to import: Firearms which fold-down, break-down, are collapsible, or are speedily dismantled -- beyond the common limits of hunting and sporting activities -- ..." Section 21 of the Nazi Law (and its enforcing regulations) employed the "sporting use" exception also where they permitted licensed persons to carry "firearms, designed for -- and usually used for -- the hunting of fair game."
 

WA: Mother Sues Convicted DC Snipers
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"The mother of a woman thought to be an early victim of convicted Washington, D.C.-area snipers John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo is suing the men for any profits they might gain from the case."

"Pamala Nichols' lawsuit also seeks unspecified damages from a Tacoma resident who owned the .45-caliber handgun used to shoot her daughter, Keenya Cook."

"The lawsuit was filed last Friday on behalf of Cook's 2-year-old daughter."
 

MS: Senators Move To Exempt Themselves From Gun Rule
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"The Mississippi Senate on Thursday gave 29 of its 52 members permission to bring firearms on state Capitol grounds."

"Sen. Ralph Doxey, D-Holly Springs, sought the exemption from Joint Rule 37, which prohibits firearms at the state Capitol and on the building's grounds. Doxey only asked for a grounds exemption. The 28 other Senate members joined him in the motion."

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And why is it that the elected "elite" get such privileges, while the peons get to walk around vulnerable and disarmed?
 

Wasting your vote
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"Your vote is a cherished right. It should be exercised freely to convey your opinion (not anyone else's and certainly not that of the pundits and pollsters) and to elect candidates who share your opinions and values and be best for the job. But voting is also a responsibility. This means you should take the time to study the issues and the candidates and cast your vote not for who you think will win, but for the candidate you believe will best do the best job and address the issues in a manner consistent with your beliefs and goals."

"Don't waste your precious vote --vote your conscience. Anything else is truly a wasted vote,"
 

UT: House Shoots Down Gun Training Bill
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"Utah residents who want to carry a concealed weapon shouldn't be forced to show they can at least hit the broad side of a barn, the House decided Thursday."

"Representatives rejected House Bill 166 on a 50-24 vote that would have set new training standards for applicants, who have only to demonstrate a 'general familiarity' with guns to get a license to carry a concealed weapon."
 

NY: Wroblewski speaks out against proposed gun fees
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"Erie County Legislator Timothy M. Wroblewski (D-West Seneca/Cheektowaga) has filed legislation criticizing Governor George E. Pataki's proposed changes to the New York State handgun fee and renewal process."

"This new proposal does nothing but infringe on public rights and create a new hidden tax for law abiding gun owners..."
 

WA: Washington Members Help Pass Reciprocity!
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On Thursday, February 19th the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on Senate Bill 5083. SB 5083 would recognize "Right to Carry" permits from states which accept Washington "Right to Carry" permits. The hearing went well, and a vote should be held next week. Please contact the House Judiciary Committee members and respectfully urge them to support Senate Bill 5083. Also, contact your legislator and urge them to support this bill. You can find contact information regarding your legislator by using the "Write your Representative" feature in the "Action Center" on the right or call the Washington Legislative Hotline at 1-800-562-6000.
 

Authors Assemble at AIM Reception
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"Five of America's most talented authors of political and social commentary discussed their works at a packed reception hosted by Accuracy in Media last month." ...

"Journalist Richard Poe began the event by commenting on his book 'The Seven Myths of Gun Control,' which he said was written with both liberals and conservatives in mind." ...

"Poe described how September 11 had vividly illustrated for him the importance of gun rights. The morning's terrorist attacks had left New York City a disaster area, and as night approached, citizens feared a repeat of the wave of looting and arson that had afflicted the city during the 1977 blackout. The city's strict gun laws had left New Yorkers unarmed..."
 

CO: Plan would erase concealed-weapons permits database
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"A measure that would erase the Colorado Bureau of Investigation's database of concealed-weapons permits is headed to the Colorado House."

"House Bill 1205 would change a law passed last year that created statewide standards for people who want to carry concealed weapons."
 

SD: Legislature approves working holiday honoring Joe Foss
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"South Dakota will observe April 17 as a working holiday in honor of former Gov. Joe Foss under a bill that received final legislative approval Wednesday."

"The Senate voted 33-1 to pass HB1222, which was approved a couple of weeks ago by the House of Representatives. The measure will become law if signed by Gov. Mike Rounds." ...

"Foss grew up near Sioux Falls, shot down 26 enemy planes as a Marine pilot in World War II, helped organize the South Dakota Air National Guard, served as state lawmaker, was governor in 1955-1959, and went on to lead the American Football League and the National Rifle Association."
 

Canada: Liberals in line on gun registry
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"Liberal MPs opposed to the federal gun registry will be expected to toe the party line on the Liberal government's contentious firearms policy."

"House leader Jacques Saada has signaled that Liberal caucus members will be expected to vote along party lines on all money votes, including gun registry funding."

"There was speculation among some Liberal MPs that a promise of parliamentary reform and more free votes in the House of Commons might be the vehicle they could use to shoot down the federal gun registry."
 

MD: Geckle lawsuit inspires House of Delegates bill
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Second story on the page:

"A member of the House of Delegates said she plans to reintroduce legislation that protects from wrongful death lawsuits the owners of homes or businesses who kill intruders."

"Carmen Amedori, a Republican from Carroll County, said she is bringing back a bill she originally sponsored three years ago in response to a $13 million lawsuit filed last week against Glyndon store owners Dominic and Matthew Geckle."

" 'This is ridiculous,' Amedori said about the lawsuit. 'They did absolutely nothing wrong.' "

"The Geckle brothers, Essex residents who own and operate the Back River Supply concrete plant, shot and killed one man and injured two others during an attempted burglary at the Glyndon business in March 2001."
 

TX: Shotgun blast deters would-be burglar.
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An unidentified intruder was greeted with a blast from a shotgun following a foiled burglary attempt at 2 a.m. in the 1500 block of West Seventh Street.

According to a police report, the home was occupied by a woman and her two sons. The residents were awakened by a loud noise. A 13-year-old resident grabbed his father's shotgun and entered the room. He fired a shot at the intruder who took off running from the scene.

Police did not discover any blood trails leading from the residence or any reports of gunshot injuries at the local hospital.

The home sustained a broken window.

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But if the enemies of freedom had their way, this quick-thinking 13 year old would be unable to use a firearm to defend his mom and his brother. The gun would be locked up, out of reach, and the family would be at the mercy of the thug.
 

The U.S. Constitution instructs states to honor other states' public acts
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"Florida could be affected because the U.S. Constitution instructs states to honor other states' public acts. Ultimately, it might not matter what marriage laws the Florida Legislature passes."

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Assuming the U.S. Constitution does in fact require states to honor other states' public acts, let's apply that rule of law to Florida's concealed Weapon Permit law, and require all other states to honor Florida's law on the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

Keep in mind that Vermont law provides for concealed weapon carriage without a permit at all.
 

NH: New Hampshire to drop gun permits?
Submitted by: John Fansler

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"The New Hampshire Legislature is considering a bill that would do away with the requirement to obtain a license to carry a concealed firearm."

"The bill, Senate Bill 454, eliminates all government involvement in a person's decision to carry a concealed pistol or revolver."

"Gun-rights groups are encouraging New Hampshirites to contact their state senators to urge a 'yes' vote."
 

CA: Unarmed "suspects" are apparently dangerous when running away and, therefore, deserve to be shot in the back
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"Grief-stricken relatives demanded Wednesday to know why a state narcotics agent mistook an unarmed construction worker for a dangerous fugitive and fatally shot him in the back in San Jose, when the slain man was at least 7 inches shorter and 50 pounds lighter than the wanted parolee."

"The sister of the dead man, Rodolfo Cardenas, 43, of San Jose, said she believes her brother fled from six plainclothes state agents in his van and later on foot on Tuesday because they were driving unmarked vehicles and he was afraid."
 

UT: Police issue warning to female students
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"Campus police are asking female students to be on their guard after two women were approached by a man officers reported as being 'suspicious' on Tuesday morning."

"In two separate instances around 10 a.m., a man in an orange Pontiac pulled up next to two separate females walking alone. At first, the man allegedly only asked for directions. Then the man told the women to get into his car and show him how to get to the areas he requested."

"Campus police are worried because the man does have a history of violent crimes, including one case of sexual assault in the Salt Lake City area, according to Detective Mike McPharlin."

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But, yet, the U bans guns and is fighting legislation that would lift that ban and make its students less vulnerable to violent perverts.
 

Canada: Senator delivers death wish to Christian
Submitted by: John Fansler

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"God! you people are sick. God should strike you dead!"

"That was the invective a Liberal Party Canadian senator e-mailed to a Christian who had contacted him in opposition to a bill that would make expressing 'hatred' toward homosexuals a criminal offense."

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Apparently it's OK for a government official to use "hate speech," but his subjects would be committing a crime.
 

AL: Interrupt A Sheriff's Deputy's Beer? Prepare For A Hailstorm Of Lead!
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://home.comcast.net/~bruce.krafft/

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"Three off-duty deputies were at the Icehouse about midnight. Then a pickup truck screamed down the street, with two twentysomethings in it, one of whom started firing a 22-caliber pistol."

"The cops tried to get the license plate but couldn't, so they settled back to their table. Soon they heard the telltale sounds indicating the truck was about to make a second pass. 'By that time the guys had loaded up and said, 'If he comes back again, forget about it, we're returning fire,' ' says Burt Springer, the lawyer representing two of the deputies."

"And did they ever. Somewhere around 40 shots' worth." ...

"Springer says the deputies had been at the bar only a short time and weren't drunk. Not that it would matter: 'Even police officers who've been drinking are allowed to defend themselves,' he says."

"If only they could aim."

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Apparently, it's OK for police officers to drink and carry, but anti-gunners push for the disarmament of the rest of us when entering a restaurant that serves alcohol or a bar.
 

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