Keep and Bear Arms
Home Members Login/Join About Us News/Editorials Archives Take Action Your Voice Web Services Free Email
You are 1 of 532 active visitors Monday, July 22, 2019
EMAIL NEWS
Main Email List:
Subscribe
Unsubscribe

State Email Lists:
Click Here
SUPPORT KABA
» Join/Renew Online
» Join/Renew by Mail
» Make a Donation
» Magazine Subscriptions
» KABA Memorial Fund
» Advertise Here
» Use KABA Free Email

» JOIN/Renew NOW! «
 
SUPPORT OUR SUPPORTERS

 

YOUR VOTE COUNTS

Keep and Bear Arms - Vote In Our Polls
Do you support Michael Bloomberg's efforts to shred the Second Amendment?
No
Yes

Current results
Earlier poll results
1354 people voted

 

SPONSORED LINKS

 
» U.S. Gun Laws
» AmeriPAC
» NoInternetTax
» Gun Show On The Net
» 2nd Amendment Show
» SEMPER FIrearms
» Colt Collectors Assoc.
» Personal Defense Solutions

 

 

 

Today | By Month
Newslinks for 2/26/2003

Submit
Newslinks
Search
Newslinks
CA: Assembly bill seeks ban on dove hunting
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Not satisfied with the proposed legislation to outlaw the use of hounds to hunt black bears, a member of California's Democratic-controlled Assembly wants to outlaw dove hunting." ...

"Paul Smith, who is Nation's chief of staff in Sacramento, said yesterday that sportsmen throughout California already have lit up the assemblyman's phone lines to voice opposition and outrage about the proposed legislation."
 

Congress has final say on government 'spy' program
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Congressional approval will be required for the deployment of any technology related to the Total Information Awareness program, according to legislation introduced by U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore."

"Fearing government snooping against ordinary Americans, both houses of Congress passed Wyden's legislation requiring the Department of Defense to send a report outlining plans, costs and the scope for the TIA program and its implications on issues of privacy and civil liberties."
 

Canada: Feds deny gun registry cover-up
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"The federal government didn't do anything wrong by hiding the ballooning costs of the gun registry, says the program's top bureaucrat." ...

-------
Nothing wrong with hiding a multi million dollar waste from taxpayers? Who does he think pays his salary? To whom does he think he's accountable?
 

MD: U.S. Attorney to Start Project Exile Gun Program in Baltimore, P.G. Counties
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"U.S. Attorney Thomas DiBiagio has agreed to launch a Project Exile gun prosecution program in Baltimore and Prince George's County."

"DiBiagio informed the state's attorneys in two jurisdictions by letter this month that Project Exile would be implemented in Maryland."
 

OR: Federal agents raid Eugene glass blowers
Submitted by: xxdr_zombiexx
Website: http://www.marijuana.com/categories.php?op=newindex&catid=15

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
The War at Home: Ashcroft Bonghunt targets Glass Blowers!

"Federal law enforcement agents served indictments to dozens of glass blowing manufacturers and headshops nationwide Monday in a series of raids, confiscating millions of dollars worth of drug- and tobacco-related paraphernalia. At least 55 people were indicted, including two Eugene businessmen that own a glass manufacturing company, a distributorship, a local retail shop and multiple Web sites."

"Attorney General John Ashcroft announced Monday in a press conference that the Drug Enforcement Agency now considers glass pipes and other equipment 'drug paraphernalia' that may be confiscated and used as grounds for arrests under federal law."
 

Canada: Gun registry should have been more open, admits ministry
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"The deputy minister of justice admitted yesterday his department could have been more forthright with Parliament as the cost of the federal firearms program ballooned by hundreds of millions of dollars after it took effect in 1998."

-------
"...could have been more forthright?" Morris Rosenberg can now correctly be identified as the Master of the Understatement.
 

Pilots' Alliance 'Shocked Beyond Belief' by TSA Disclosure
Submitted by: Tom Allison
Website: http://eternalvigilance.blogspot.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Airline pilots supporting the law that allows them to carry guns to defend against potential terrorist hijackings said Monday they are 'shocked beyond belief' that federal aviation security officials have publicly revealed weaknesses in the Bush administration's plan to implement the law." ...

"Capt. Tracy Price, a commercial passenger airline pilot and chairman of the Airline Pilots Security Alliance (APSA), was livid upon learning that the TSA had disclosed the vulnerability."
 

An Old Solution to a New Terrorism (poll)
Submitted by: Tom Allison
Website: http://eternalvigilance.blogspot.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"The Federal Aviation Administration authorized commercial airline pilots to carry firearms in the cockpit in the 1960s in response to the growing number of airline hijackings to Cuba."

(SOURCE: The Air Line Pilots Association)

"Should armed pilots have access to their firearm outside a locked cockpit? Vote now in the CNSNews.com Viewer Poll."

 

KY: Accord will allow museum to display historic arms
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"A historic agreement to be signed simultaneously this morning in Louisville and London will bring centuries-old arms and armor from England's Royal Armouries to a planned downtown museum."

"The primarily European weaponry, some dating to the 11th century, will be available for public viewing at the Frazier Historical Arms Museum at 831 W. Main St. when it opens in spring 2004. Louisville businessman and philanthropist Owsley Brown Frazier is opening the museum."
 

The Iraq War Reporting Policy: Government Script Approval
Submitted by: Anonymous

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Already, the American press is expressing its approval of the coverage of American forces which the US military intends to allow its reporters in the next Gulf war. The boys from CNN, CBS, ABC and The New York Times will be 'embedded' among the US marines and infantry. The degree of censorship hasn't quite been worked out. But it doesn't matter how much the Pentagon cuts from the reporters' dispatches. A new CNN system of 'script approval' – the iniquitous instruction to reporters that they have to send all their copy to anonymous officials in Atlanta to ensure it is suitably sanitised – suggests that the Pentagon and the Department of State have nothing to worry about. Nor do the Israelis."

"Indeed, reading a new CNN document, 'Reminder of Script Approval Policy', fairly takes the breath away. 'All reporters preparing package scripts must submit the scripts for approval,' it says. 'Packages may not be edited until the scripts are approved... All packages originating outside Washington, LA (Los Angeles) or NY (New York), including all international bureaus, must come to the ROW in Atlanta for approval.' "

-------
Freedom of the press? What freedom of the press?
 

OH: Burden of Proof: Taft and Highway Patrol have no case against CCW
Submitted by: Ohioans for Concealed Carry PAC
Website: http://www.ofccpac.org

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Based on comments already made this session, we believe Gov. Taft and the Ohio Highway Patrol will again fight to have the denial of self-defense rights in vehicles inserted into HB12."

"The burden of proof rests squarely on the OHP/ Taft's shoulders, and they will NEVER be able to deliver. There is NO evidence to support their assertion that law enforcement officers are put at risk by law-abiding citizens carrying concealed firearms in their car. Quite the contrary..."
 

MD: Showdown possible on gun control bills
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Advocates for three new gun control measures are confident that they are close to having the votes to pass them, potentially setting up a major showdown between the legislature and Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr."

"Gun control advocates ...are pushing a ban on assault weapons, a requirement for ballistic fingerprinting for long guns and a requirement that people who lose guns tell the police promptly or face jail time."
 

CA: Sacramento Police Use Gun Tracing to Track Down Criminals
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"On Monday, the Sacramento Police Department and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) revealed some preliminary results of their collaborative program to trace firearms."

"The two agencies have been tracking approximately 1,000 guns recovered from Sacramento crime scenes since 2000. Thus far, the information has helped Sacramento police clear a number of crimes and arrest an international firearms trafficker, reported ATF supervising agent John Torres."
 

MD: Gov. Ehrlich on Guns
Submitted by: Paul Raynolds

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"The proposals would ban the possession or transfer of 45 types of assault-style weapons that are designed chiefly to kill people and that have no place in the open market; expand Maryland's ballistic fingerprinting system from handguns to all firearms; and require gun owners to report lost or stolen weapons to police within 48 hours."

-------
"No place in the open market"? Funny how the editor of an infamously liberal rag decides what has a place in the open market, instead of the consumers.
 

Trial program to arm pilots starts Tuesday
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"A significant number of U.S. airline pilots say they're worried that armored cockpit doors may not be enough to protect them."

"Many pilots say if a terrorist got past the armored doors a gun in the cockpit would be the last line of defense. Pilots who want to carry guns on their flights are about to get their wish. A trial program that starts Tuesday will arm pilots by March."
 

CA: Hayward family held at gunpoint in home robbery
Submitted by: Paul Raynolds

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Robbers held a family at gunpoint for more than 30 minutes as they searched a home on Ricardo Avenue for money, said Lt. Greg Ahern of the Alameda County Sheriff's Office." ...

"The three men searched the house for 30 to 45 minutes, and got away with an undisclosed amount of cash, some government savings bonds, some basketball jerseys, a class ring and other jewelry, Ahern said."

" 'Normally, robbers aren't that brazen to be in the residence that long,' Ahern said."

-------
Apparently they are in anti-self defense California!

 

AZ: House passes Firearms state reciprocity bill
Submitted by: Michael Lewis

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"HB 2353 requires the Arizona Department of Public Safety to enter into reciprocal agreements with other states that require Arizona recognition prior to recognizing an Arizona-issued concealed weapon permit."

Current Status:

HB 2353 passed the Judiciary Committee unamended.

HB 2353 passed the Federal Mandates and Property Rights Committee amended to clarify that the Department of Public Safety only needs to keep records on individuals with permits issued in the state of Arizona. It also clarifies that a person must have a valid concealed weapon permit issued by another state or political subdivision of another state.

The Committee of the Whole adopted a substitute amendment to the Federal Mandates and Property Rights Committee amendment that clarifies the requirement for Arizona to enter into an agreement with other states that require an agreement prior to recognizing Arizona CCWs. Additionally, it specifies that a person temporarily in Arizona needs a CCW from the state in which they are a resident and that the issuing authority must require a criminal record check in order to reciprocate.
 

IA: County official is part of crime-fighting project
Submitted by: Paul Raynolds

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"A Clinton County official is involved in a federal crime-fighting program that is one of the Bush Administration's top priorities.
Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) focuses on reducing the amount of gun violence and until the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, PSN was the administration's primary initiative."
 

FL: Gun probe sparked Pahokee police feud
Submitted by: Paul Raynolds

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Charges and countercharges slung by the city's police chief and his top assistant not only crumbled the top command, but also sparked an ongoing criminal investigation into the sale of at least two confiscated weapons, according to sources close to the probe."

"The inquiry, kept under wraps since it was launched last month, was triggered Jan. 22 when then-Chief Gary Frechette filed a complaint with the state attorney's office, the sources said."

"In it, Frechette alleged Capt. Timothy Kenney had improperly sold guns that disappeared from a department evidence room."

-------
Only the police should have guns, right? Why, so they can sell them illegally?!

 

IL: Family of electrocuted thief gets $75,000
Submitted by: Jack Porter

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"The family of a convicted burglar who was electrocuted in 1997 when he tried to break in to a bar in Aurora after-hours and triggered a homemade booby trap has been awarded a $75,000 jury verdict to be paid by the owners of the bar and the property."

"Larry Harris was wrong to try to break in to George O's Place, but the bar and property owners share responsibility for his death, the Kane County jury reasoned in ordering the wrongful-death payout after a two-week trial."
 

MS: Crisler Says Jackson Gun Ban Unlikely
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Marshand Crisler says the ban isn't the answer to ending gun violence."

"Councilman Kenneth Stokes proposed the ban after two men were shot at Captain D's earlier this month. He says a moratorium on gun sales would curb crime in the city." ...

"This week, city attorneys told council members they had the power to issue a gun ban at pawn shops and retail stores."

"The issue was on Tuesday's council meeting agenda, but was tabled until next week."
 

NV: Gun store robber sentenced
Submitted by: G. Hughes

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"The ringleader of a gun store robbery that put numerous weapons in the hands of Las Vegas criminals was sent to prison Monday."

"Ladontay Davis, 23, of Las Vegas, will spend between 15 1/2 to 45 years in prison for the August robbery at Craven's Gun Haven." ...

" 'I'm only 23,' he said. 'I hope the court has mercy.' "

"Defense attorney Brent Percival told the judge that Davis was the product of abusive parents and a broken home." ...
 

CT: Lawmakers consider database for guns
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Lawmakers are proposing legislation to create a crime fighting database that would store ballistic fingerprints."

"This database would keep a record of gun marking that would lead back to the owner in case it's used in a crime." ...

"Every time a gun is fired it leaves a distinctive mark on the bullet and the casing."

"It's called a ballistic fingerprint."

"Those fingerprints have been helping ATF and FBI agents track down criminals for years."

-------
Once again, for the mentally and truthfully challenged:

There is no such thing as a "ballistic fingerprint," since the gun's signature can be altered relatively easily.

The ballistic signature databases in Maryland and New York have not been instrumental in solving a single crime.

What will it take to get through to these liars?
 

Canada: Canadian whine fest coming up
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Representatives from victims groups and public health organizations will discuss the costs of gun violence to Canada's communities. The families of victims of gun violence will be taking part to
tell their stories, which have been dismissed by the gun lobby in its attempts to kill effective gun control within Canada."

-------
Will the scores of people whose lives have been saved by the use of firearms also be allowed a chance to speak? Not likely.
 

A New Book Refutes John Lott - And More
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"The recent revelations about apparent research fabrications and unethical self-promotion by gun-rights darling John Lott has [sic] drawn renewed attention to gun-violence research. So a new book by the Brookings Institution Press, 'Evaluating Gun Policy,' may be appearing at a propitious time." ...

"They also note in their article that the decline in gun homicides had begun prior to Project Exile. When they compared the decline in Richmond with other cities, they found it ordinary."

-------
Pretty ambitious claims. Lott's research has withstood scrutiny thus far. Meanwhile, the whiners at JoinTogether can't resist invoking the "Mary Rosh" controversy, which has no relevance to the preview of this book.
 

MI: Police: Homeowner Shoots, Kills Burglar
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Anthony Saunders, 41, was reportedly waiting in his bedroom with a handgun when he heard three men break into his home at the 16800 block of Beaverland in Detroit around 4:00 a.m. Sunday."

"The suspects fled the scene when Saunders started shooting, but one of them was hit and fell to the ground in front of the man's home, according to police."

"The wounded suspect was rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival."
 

Treason at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"...the Court knows (or has been persuaded) that the right is individual, but chooses not to rule that way because of stare decisis. It is important to understand exactly what the Court is saying. The Court is saying that since it ruled incorrectly in the past, it will not correct that error today."
 

Barrett Firearms Deserves Our Support
Submitted by: God Bless America
Website: http://devoted.to/Godblessamerica

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Below is a letter from Mr. Ronnie Barrett to the Chief of Police in Los Angeles California. Barrett's position should be one all firearms manufacturers take in dealing with law enforcement agencies that toe the line of their tyrannical employers who support disarming the public."
 

MI: Cop faces trial, but goes back on the job
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Hubbard, 52, of Muskegon is accused of twice deliberately ramming his girlfriend's car with his pickup truck, although the woman now says that didn't happen."

"Minutes later, the judge granted a defense motion to let Hubbard possess a firearm, previously barred as one of his bond conditions."

-------
More special privileges for the elite. A violent cop is allowed back on the job with a firearm, while anyone else similarly accused must depend on the likes of him to protect them.
 

UK: Police bust gun conversion factories
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Detectives have seized an arsenal of weapons and arrested two suspects after raids last night on two London garages used as makeshift gun conversion factories."

"The 31 weapons were recovered in an intelligence led operation against criminals suspected of operating conversion factories for blank firing and imitation firearms."
 

China: Explosions at two Beijing universities injure nine
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Nine people are reportedly hurt after two small explosions at two elite colleges in China's capital."

"The blasts -- blamed on homemade bombs containing gunpowder -- happened about 90 minutes apart today at the Beijing campuses." ...

"Bomb attacks are often used in China when business and personal disputes turn violent."

"The government bans most private gun ownership, but explosives are widely available for mining and construction."
 

Philippines: S.C. tells Palace, PNP to justify gun ban
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"The Supreme Court on Monday ordered Malacañang and the National Police to justify the ban on the carrying of firearms outside of residence."

"In a resolution issued after its session, the Court in banc required them to comment within 10 days on the petition filed by former solicitor general Francisco Chavez, seeking to declare null and void, for being 'unconstitutional and invalid,' the guidelines. The petition also seeks to stop it from being carried out."
 

FL: Salesman who didn't understand the word 'No!' arrested
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Bruce and Michelle Schreiber were the first to call 911 Saturday afternoon, saying Thompson refused to leave their porch 15 minutes after being turned down." ...

"The next call came from a man who said Thompson introduced himself as 'the kid you ordered on the Internet' and refused to leave after having the door closed on him three times. He finally left after the homeowner showed Thompson a gun, police said."

-------
That's one way to get rid of a porch pest.
 

WA: A shocking alternative
Submitted by: Paul Raynolds

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"An alternative to bullets, the TASER - short for Thomas A. Swift Electrical Rifle - fires two fish - hooked probes that deliver a 50,000 - volt charge. The shock causes 'electromuscular disruption' - pain, in layman's terms."

" 'It's an almost immediate incapacitation that stops a threat people pose to officers or themselves,' Capt. John Green added."
 

MO: Missouri Senate endorses ban on suits against gun makers
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"The Senate gave initial approval Tuesday to a bill barring governments from suing gun manufacturers, a measure the sponsor said is intended to stop a lawsuit filed by the city of St. Louis."

"The legislation, sponsored by Senate President Pro Tem Peter Kinder, was approved by voice vote after heated debate. The bill requires a final Senate vote before moving to the House for consideration."
 

It's our Constitution -- not just Ashcroft's
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"I can't, within a single column, detail every abuse against the Bill of Rights contained in the Justice Department draft. But, to begin with, one of the most damaging abuses is Section 201, which would overturn a federal court decision mandating that the government reveal the identities of those persons it has detained in the investigation of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks."
 

MN: SENATE: GOP wants stalled bills brought to floor
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"In the past few weeks, the full Minnesota Senate has debated three of this year's hot-button political issues — concealed weapons, the Pledge of Allegiance and foreign visitors' drivers' licenses — without ever voting them up or down."

"Why?"

"Because the debate has not been about the issues themselves. The discussion, which has taken up considerable Senate session time, has been about whether to bypass the committee process and deal with the bills directly on the floor."
 

 QUOTES TO REMEMBER
When law and morality contradict each other the citizen has the cruel alternative of either losing his sense of morality or losing his respect for the law. — Frederick Bastiat

COPYRIGHT POLICY: The posting of copyrighted articles and other content, in whole or in part, is not allowed here. We have made an effort to educate our users about this policy and we are extremely serious about this. Users who are caught violating this rule will be warned and/or banned.
If you are the owner of content that you believe has been posted on this site without your permission, please contact our webmaster by following this link. Please include with your message: (1) the particulars of the infringement, including a description of the content, (2) a link to that content here and (3) information concerning where the content in question was originally posted/published. We will address your complaint as quickly as possible. Thank you.

 
NOTICE:  The information contained in this site is not to be considered as legal advice. In no way are Keep And Bear Arms .com or any of its agents responsible for the actions of our members or site visitors. Also, because this web site is a Free Speech Zone, opinions, ideas, beliefs, suggestions, practices and concepts throughout this site may or may not represent those of Keep And Bear Arms .com. All rights reserved. Articles that are original to this site may be redistributed provided they are left intact and a link to http://www.KeepAndBearArms.com is given. Click here for Contact Information for representatives of KeepAndBearArms.com.

Thawte.com is the leading provider of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and digital certificate solutions used by enterprises, Web sites, and consumers to conduct secure communications and transactions over the Internet and private networks.

KeepAndBearArms.com, Inc. © 1999-2019, All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy