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Refuting The New York Times' Anti-Gun Bias (OFCC)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The New York Times published an editorial this past Tuesday entitled 'A Day Without Guns'. You will not be surprised to learn that this piece of anti-gun drivel did not think much of concealed carry legislation. In particular, it insanely tried to call into question the effectiveness of Florida’s concealed carry laws by offering inconsequential statistics regrettably showing that a meager handful of Concealed Handgun Licenses were granted to those that should not have received them. However, what is more interesting to note is what they didn't say. Despite the fact that Florida has over 410,000 legally licensed citizens, the editorial did not cite one instance of where a crime was committed by them… even by the few that were licensed in error." ...
 

John Longnecker: Concealed Carry Of Weapons Superior To Taking Weapons: S.388, Part III in A Series
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"As I mentioned in previous comments on S. 388. . . the very idea of carrying weapons made uniform nationwide can impeach the need for many social programs which are based on a theory of violence."

"Could it all really happen?"

"Yes. Because most social programs are based on a lie, and impeaching the lie will starve them to death. The rest will take care of itself." ...

"S. 388 is a move in the right direction because . . . it begins a journey to put it back the way it was." ...
 

Training Survival: Building shooting muscle
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Since you carry a gun for self-defense or to save the life of another, then you are concerned with combative firearms skills rather than shooting merely for the experience of shooting. To reach this goal, you engage in training, mostly in the form of practice on a range. How close you get to your goal will depend on the effectiveness of your training."

"Let's use weight lifting and body building as an analogy. If you want to get bigger and stronger, we know that you have to concentrate on working the large muscle groups ..." ...

"Now, go to any range and watch people there. You’ll see a great deal of shooting for tiny groups ... You'll see people shooting at ten to thirty yards, rather than at zero to seven yards. ..." ...
 

Schumer proposal a Trojan horse attack on American business and United States civil rights, says gun law expert
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"American entrepreneurs and defenders of individual Second Amendment civil rights: Be warned!"

"New York’s Sen. Chuck Schumer is the author of a legislative proposal which targets American business as well as the individual Second Amendment civil right of law-abiding American citizens to keep and bear arms." ...

"Schumer’s monstrosity ... would allow city governments to use federal criminal statistical data in third party civil lawsuits against private businesses."

"There is a dangerous theory underlying the proposal. Under this theory, a business may be held liable in civil court for crimes perpetrated by a first, second or third purchaser or thief of a perfectly legal product. ..." ...
 

Gun Crime Is Up - Let's Party!
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"In a Jan. 23rd page 1 story, The Bulletin reports that our mayor is joining 140 other mayors in the National Summit Against Illegal Guns. (Notice, it isn't the Anti-Crime Summit, because, the real target isn't crime and criminals but the Second Amendment.)"

"The mayor noted that, 'We want to show the people in Washington mayors are in support of tougher laws for illegal guns.'"

"At another anti-gun conference Police Commissioner Johnson said that, 'Straw purchasing is one of the things really devastating us.' ..." ...

"So there we are: The mayoral candidates, many of whom hold public office, the sitting mayor and the sitting police commissioner all railing against illegal guns. Not one word against criminals. Not a peep." ...
 

WI: Deliveryman who shot 2 is charged
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A pizza deliveryman who has shot two people on the job in the past seven months was hit with his first criminal charge Wednesday: carrying a concealed weapon."

"Andres Vegas, 46, who told authorities that the teenagers he shot last month and in July were trying to rob him ... faces up to nine months in jail and a $10,000 fine if convicted of the misdemeanor. ..."

"... As [Vegas] got out of his car, he was approached by an armed assailant. Vegas then reached into his car's passenger seat, got his .32 semi-automatic pistol and shot his assailant, the complaint says; he then waited for police."

"... because Vegas' gun had been on 'the front passenger seat beside the pizzas,' it met the definition of a concealed weapon." ...
 

MN: Vigilante farmer, 74, charged after chasing thief
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"A farmer who chased down a thief and held him at gunpoint until authorities arrived now faces a more serious charge than the thief himself."

"Kenneth Englund, 74, was charged with second-degree assault, a felony. The thief, who the sheriff said admitted stealing about $5 worth of gasoline from Englund’s neighbor, was charged with misdemeanor theft."

"Sheriff Mike Ammend said people can't take the law into their own hands, and that Englund's actions were 'an invitation to a shootout. There’s so many things that could have gone wrong here.'" ...
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Submitters Note: It's not as if he shot him. The LEOs should stick to arresting criminals.
 

IN: Jury finds man not guilty of murder in shootout
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Jurors acquitted a defendant who claimed he acted in self-defense in a shootout at a busy commercial area of the city that killed a man."

"The jury deliberated 3 1/2 hours Thursday before finding Willie Winston, 60, not guilty of murder in the death of 24-year-old DeMarco Moore."

"Earlier in the day, Winston took the stand and said he had no choice but to shoot after Moore came at him and his family with a gun."

"Prosecutors say Winston exchanged gunfire with Moore on Jan. 27, 2006 ..."

"The jury Thursday also acquitted Winston on felony charges of possession of an altered handgun and criminal recklessness. They did convict him of a misdemeanor charge of carrying a handgun without a permit, which Winston did not dispute." ...
 

KS: Campus exempt from concealed weapons
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"No smoking. No pets. No handguns?"

"Since the Jan. 1 enactment of the Kansas Family Safety Act, more commonly known as Concealed Carry, state residents can apply for a permit to carry concealed weapons. Several locations around Lawrence and the University of Kansas now display the image of a handgun with a red slash through it, similar to the traditional 'No Smoking' logo commonly seen on storefronts and public sites." ...
 

MN: Cornish re-loads deadly force bill
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Saying Minnesotans have a right to defend themselves, an area lawmaker is planning to announce legislation today that would make it easier for people to use deadly force when threatened."

"Rep. Tony Cornish of Vernon Center said his 'Stand Your Ground' bill is almost identical to legislation he offered last year ... The bill substantially broadens people’s rights to use deadly force in their home, business or personal vehicle. It also lowers the threshold for when deadly force can be used in public places when they feel threatened with bodily harm."

"It was controversial last year and Cornish said he expects a 'flurry' of opposition again this year. But he also believes it’s legislation most people in Minnesota support." ...
 

NJ: Healy tells Obama: Need gun controls
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healy chatted with one of the Democratic Party's brightest stars last week when he met Illinois Sen. Barack Obama during a mayors summit in Washington, D.C., that called for tougher federal gun control laws."

"'Meeting with Sen. Obama, and later with our local senators, Robert Menendez and Frank Lautenberg gave me a unique opportunity to emphasize how the federal government does play a role in fighting this problem, the violence that erupts on our streets due to the other illegal destruction of firearms,' Healy said." ...
 

FL: Gov. Crist calls for meeting on loopholes in concealed weapons law
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Gov. Charlie Crist said Thursday he was concerned about lawbreakers who are licensed to carry guns in Florida and was planning to meet with the commissioner in charge of issuing the licenses to discuss the problem."

"The comments from the newly elected governor, who most recently was Florida's attorney general, came in response to a series of stories this week in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel that exposed how more than 1,400 people had valid concealed weapon licenses even though they pleaded guilty or no contest to felonies."

"Hundreds of others kept gun licenses despite warrants for their arrests, current domestic violence injunctions or misdemeanor convictions for behaving recklessly with guns." ...
 

MN: If it looks like a gun, St. Paul wants it gone
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"They give cops nightmares — and now St. Paul is considering a ban on brandishing realistic toy guns in public."

"A draft law would allow people to display toy guns only if they are white or a bright color such as yellow, orange or pink. Imitation toy Berettas would be banned, but Super Soakers would be OK." ...
 

NE: Straw vote opposes Christensen gun law proposal
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"Those attending the Chamber Legislature Conference call this morning gave an overwhelming 'No' vote to Sen. Mark Christensen's bill that would limit the power of cities to regulate the carrying of concealed handguns as allowed by a new state law."

"Christensen asked for a consensus among those present on LB695, that will be heard in committee this Friday. Nearly everyone voted against the bill, which Christensen found surprising."

"'This is a reversal of what I've been hearing,' he said but he did not say whether he would pull the bill." ...
 

Journals of the Continental Congress, "...Arms must decide . . . if we enjoy not liberty...", May 29, 1776
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"...to impress the minds of the people with the necessity of their now stepping forward to save their country, their freedom and property...."

"...Arms must decide, whether we shall be subject to laws made by men who are not appointed approved of or controulable by us, whose interest it is to oppress us, and whose pride and resentment will be gratified by humbling us; or [whether] shall be subject to laws made by men we ourselves choose and may change, who bear their just proportions of the burthens they impose upon the community, and whose true glory it is to advance its posterity. . . . the rights of mankind, and delivering your country from bondage, those who fall cannot die in a better cause...."
 

Journal of the Senate of the United States of America, "...a great number of private individuals were combining together, arming...", Dec. 2, 1806
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"...Having received information that in another part of the United States a great number of private individuals were combining together, arming* and organizing themselves contrary to law, to carry on a military expedition against the territories of Spain, I thought it necessary, by proclamation, as well as by special orders, to take measures for preventing and suppressing this enterprize, for seizing the vessels, arms, and other means provided for it, and for arresting and bringing to justice its authors and abettors. It was due to that good faith which ought ever to be the rule of action in public as well as in private transactions; it was due to good order and regular government...."
 

Letters of Delegates to Congress, "...liberty a thing of too much importance to be trusted on the ground of implication...", Nov. 10, 1787
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"...In Delawar & Maryland I hear of little or no opposition, though in the latter some was expected from Chase & Paca. In Virginia there is a very considerable one; Ben. Harrison, Genl. Nelson, Patrick Henry, Thruston, Zane, Rich. H. Lee, & Co., George Mason..."

"...With respect to my own sentiments I own I have important objections. In the first place I think liberty a thing of too much importance to be trusted on the ground of implication: it should rest on principles expressed in the clearest & most unequivocal manner. A bill of rights ought then to have preceded. Tryals by jury should have been expressly reserved in Civil as well as Criminal cases...."

 

Observations On The Plan Of Government Submitted To The Federal Convention, By Mr. Charles Pinckney, May, 28, 1787
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"...We know neither how to yield or how to enforce -- hardly anything abroad or at home is sound and entire -- disconnection and confusion in offices, in States and in parties, prevail throughout every part of the Union. These are facts, universally admitted and lamented...."

"...and ratified by the authority of the people. This indispensible power it wants; and is, therefore, without the validity a federal Constitution ought certainly to have had...."

"...an authority paramount to the Constitutions and laws of the several States, and rendered it impossible for them to have interfered with its objects or operations...."

"...In a government, where the liberties of the people are to be preserved* ..."

 

AL: Ex-cop found guilty in killing
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Former Owens Cross Roads police officer Richard 'Poochie' Young was found guilty of manslaughter Thursday in the death of Billy Curtis Anderton."

"Young, 35, fatally shot Anderton while off duty on Jan. 15, 2005. The shooting occurred around 1 a.m. at Young's home at 121 Wilson Mann Road in Owens Cross Roads."

"Circuit Judge Bruce Williams has scheduled a sentencing hearing for March 16. Young could be sentenced to up to 20 years in prison."

"During the trial, Young claimed self-defense because he feared that Anderton, who was much larger, was going to beat him to death." ...
 

UK: Pc admits falsifying court notes
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A police officer has admitted giving false evidence at a trial."

"Sundeep Patel, 29, told Edinburgh Sheriff Court he had altered evidence to cover-up the accused man's claim that he had acted in self-defence."

"The Lothian and Borders officer, based at Bathgate in West Lothian, pleaded guilty to giving false evidence at Linlithgow Sheriff Court in July 2004."

"Sentence on Patel, who blamed a culture of racist bullying in the police, was deferred for background reports."

"Defence agent Aamer Anwar claimed his client had been the subject of bullying and racial abuse since joining the police force." ...
 

FL: Re-read the Second Amendment
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"It is once again time to revisit the Second Amendment to the Constitution, which the National Rifle Association and gun aficionados such as Vice President Dick Cheney perpetually cite to justify their right to own and carry firearms. The Second Amendment ... was among the first of our amendments to the Constitution and was ratified in 1791."

"Students of American history know that our forefathers were concerned that, after getting rid of King George III, each state needed to be protected against any future tyrannical ruler and thus be free to bear arms accordingly. Our National Guard is today's militia. It is just plain hokum to use the Second Amendment as justification for private citizens to own guns."
 

FL: Concealing the Facts
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"In respect of gun control, we don't mind saying that it's not the issue that keeps us up at night. But as an emblem of the irrational streak in our political debate these days, it's without peer, a point about which we were reminded by the editorial in Tuesday's Times, "A Day Without Guns … ." It was arguing, if that's the word, against Florida's liberalized concealed carry laws. Basing its comments on research done by the Florida Sun-Sentinel that showed some criminals in Florida have gotten permits to carry concealed weapons, the Times decried the state Legislature's 'gruesome handiwork.' It chided the 'corrupt and cowardly' legislators who refused to 'undo these lethal threats' created by legal concealed carry." ...
 

OH: Concealed carry for hunters – your opportunity to make a difference (BFA)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The Ohio Division of Wildlife is once again holding its annual open house meetings for each district ... These public forums are held every year in order to give Ohio hunters, trappers and anglers a chance to bring policy and regulatory concerns directly to Division of Wildlife personnel."

"Attending these district meetings is a great opportunity to for CHL holders to make their collective voice heard in a way that will be noticed."

"As many of you know, the Division of Wildlife has been unwilling to fall in line with state law, and allow sportsmen and women, with a CHL to carry while deer hunting in Ohio. The issue has been brought up at these open houses in the past, but without success. ..." ...
 

UK: Picture: How two muggers pushed their victim into path of a car
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"With shock on his face and his hands raised in a desperate gesture of self-defence, this is a cyclist confronted with the terrifying reality of violent crime."

"The scene unfolded on a busy London street as two thugs - one masked, one hooded - knocked the bike rider into the path of a car."

"As the stunned victim lay on the ground, the men stole his rucksack which contained his business takings for the day."

"The attack ... was captured by chance by a passing photographer."

"Witnesses said the cyclist was being chased by the robbers when they pushed him to the ground in front of an advertising hoarding - ironically depicting an idyllic garden scene - next to Battersea Power Station." ...
 

New Zealand: Judge's comments over shooting please father
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The father of a man facing charges for allegedly shooting an intruder in self-defence in his Auckland gun shop says he is heartened by a judge's comments.

Greg Carvell is accused of shooting Ricky Beckham, 29, in the stomach as Beckham advanced on him with a machete at Small Arms International in Penrose last July.

Beckham was sentenced to two years and nine months' jail in the High Court in Auckland on Friday.

Mr Carvell's father, Ray, who was at the sentencing, says he is pleased at the critical comments Justice Rhys Harrison made over charges laid against his son.

Ray Carvell says his son is due to appear in court again later this month on a firearms charge.
 

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Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any bands of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States. — Noah Webster in "An Examination into the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution," 1787, in Paul Ford, ed., Pamphlets on the Constitution of the United States, at p. 56 (New York, 1888).

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