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MD: Governor is undecided on assault rifles
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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"As momentum builds for a statewide assault weapons ban to replace a federal one that is expiring, all eyes are on Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., who voted against the federal law while in Congress."

"Ehrlich said yesterday that he hasn't taken a position on legislation introduced in the Senate by Montgomery County Sen. Robert J. Garagiola and being prepared in the House by Del. Neil F. Quinter, that would expand the state's 1994 ban on assault pistols to include assault rifles and weapons that share their characteristics. The bills have attracted 69 co-sponsors." ...
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That's odd. A couple of days ago, we saw this in the Washington Post: "[Ehrlich's] communications director ...Paul E. Schurick, said the Republican administration could never support the measure."

Wasn't Mr. Ehrlich strongly supported by the NRA? Surely they wouldn't pump so much money and effort into someone who'd support a gun ban... right?
 

Guns slip past airport screeners
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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TSA lets people get guns on planes -- unless they are pilots.
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"U.S. agents sneaked weapons through twice; Rochester official says result is better security."

"Screeners at Rochester’s airport failed to detect handguns concealed by undercover agents in two security tests last year."

"The tests occurred when members of a U.S. Transportation Security Administration 'red team' — agents who test airport security by trying to breach it — smuggled handguns through a screening checkpoint at Greater Rochester International Airport. News of the failed tests, first reported on Congressional Quarterly’s Web site, emerged amid Washington brouhaha over public disclosure of the test results." ...
 

Newspaper, syndicated news service call gun dealers "negative influences"
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. . . "Personally, I hope Norwood's approach works. Then, maybe other congregations will start noticing the negative influences in their own neighborhoods."

"Adult video stores and adult bookstores. Strip clubs. Hourly motels."

"Crack houses. Hand gun dealers. Alcohol distributors posing as gas stations and food markets." ...

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And since this smear comes from David Waters of the Scripps Howard News Service, perhaps you'd like to copy SHNS in on any email you send:

Peter Copeland, copelandp@shns.com
Editor and general manager

Karen Timmons, timmonsk@shns.com
Managing editor

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Western wire editor

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Director of Scripps Media

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IL: Charges dropped in Wilmette gun case
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"In a slap at Wilmette village officials, Cook County prosecutors today announced they would not pursue charges against a homeowner, who shot and wounded an alleged home intruder, for letting his state firearms registration lapse."

" 'We choose to prosecute the real criminal here, the person who broke into this house not once, but twice,' said Assistant State's Atty. Steve Goebel, supervising prosecutor in the Skokie courthouse."

"Wilmette resident Hale DeMar had been charged with failing to renew his state Firearms Owner's Identification Card when it expired in 1988. Had DeMar been found guilty of the misdemeanor, he could have been fined up to $2,500 or sentenced to a year in jail."

" 'He purchased a gun legally. It was registered. What he failed to do was keep current (his FOI card), and we chose not to prosecute this memory lapse,' Goebel said." ...
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This surrender on the part of government is about a large public outcry and about the absurdity of their gun ban being put on wide display.
 

IL: Cook County drops; Wilmette proceeds with charges against DeMar for shooting burglar in his home (another report)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Cook County prosecutors on Friday dropped a charge of failing to renew his Firearm Owners Identification card against Hale DeMar of Wilmette, but the Village of Wilmette is going forward with its prosecution of DeMar for violating a local handgun ban."

"DeMar's predicament has received national attention. . . . Police arrived at the house thirteen minutes after the burglar alarm first sounded, after DeMar called 911 and after the shooting was over."

"[C]ounty prosecutors said they did not want to 'revictimize' DeMar and so dropped the FOID charge."

"Wilmette, though, has decided to proceed with its prosecution of DeMar for violating the village handgun ban, even though the suspect has a lengthy criminal record." ...
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SUGGESTION:

If you'd like to say something to the police of Wilmette, Illinois -- especially to the moronic police chief who publicly supports this gun ban and chastises the self-defending homeowner -- you can do so right here: police@wilmette.com. While some people might suggest to you that you be nice, kind and respectful, we urge you to speak your mind directly, without mincing words. Being respectful to blatant tyrants who stand by their thuggish policies is an utter waste of time. The police chief of Wilmette, Illinois is a self-righteous jerk -- and that's putting it very nicely. Just don't say anything that you wouldn't say to a judge.
 

NY: Pulling over cabs to check customers for weapons
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This NY Times article explores the various measures New York City has employed to reduce the number of robberies and murders of livery-cab drivers. This one below may interest you:

. . . "Finally, they encouraged drivers to sign up for a special decal that allowed police officers to pull them over to make sure they were all right and to check their passengers for weapons. In 2003, the police made 6,211 of these stops, resulting in 50 gun arrests." ...
 

OR: Debating Republican candidates agree about keeping Clinton gun ban
Submitted by: J. R. Miller

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"Ameri and Phillips are fighting for a chance to face Rep. David Wu, D-Ore., who is campaigning for his fourth term in the district, which stretches from the Willamette River to the Oregon Coast."

"The debate at the Shilo Inn Suites at the Airport allowed both candidates a minute to respond to 11 questions, ranging from the USA Patriot Act, Social Security, income tax reform and the ban on assault weapons."

"Ameri and Phillips agreed that the Social Security system should be changed, that the assault weapons ban should remain in place, and that space exploration should not be a priority when the country is in an expensive war." ...
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Anyone who supports the ban on militia rifles is unfit to serve as a public official. In case you'd like to tell these "Republicans" that you are tired of gun banners, no matter which party they call home, here are their email addresses:

goli@ameriforcongress.com

campaign@phillipsforcongress.com
 

Chipping Away At Gun laws
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"...the $375-billion omnibus spending bill passed two weeks ago includes a hardly-noticed provision to erase the current requirement that gun dealers keep records of customers’ purchases for 90 days after they have passed the necessary background check." . . .

"Backers of the amendment invoke lofty principles about personal freedom and constitutional rights to justify the change, but they trot out the same shopworn arguments to oppose almost every attempt to limit access to firearms. They may well be setting the stage for an election-year fight over the nation’s gun policy. Later this year, the 10-year-old ban on military-style assault weapons is scheduled to expire." ...

Reply to news@ellsworthamerican.com or try going directly to Managing Editor Stephen Fay at sfay@ellsworthamerican.com.
 

NY: Pataki, GOP tangle over pistol fees
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"Senate Republicans are at odds with Gov. George Pataki over guns and fees. The governor wants pistol owners to renew their licenses every five years and pay a $100 fee — or more if they own multiple guns. Now, unless they’re revoked for criminal activity, licenses are good for life. The fee would generate an estimated $31 million a year in revenue, with most of the money going into the state general fund. Many Republican lawmakers are up in arms over the fee and what they see as one more infringement of Second Amendment rights." ...

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Yet one more so-called Republican screwing people out of their rights. GOP sellouts stopped being surprising a long, long time ago.
 

NY: New York Should Leave Pistol Permits Alone
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"The bumper stickers the NRA sent out had two words in bold letters: PATAKI and FREEDOM. You saw them on the back of pick-up trucks everywhere. Who’d have thought, those years ago, that George Pataki would turn out to be the most anti-gun governor in New York’s history. Who’d have imagined he would so quickly and so effectively stab his most loyal supporters in the back." ...
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KABA's Answer:

Quite a few people, actually. Lots of people supported a better candidate, but the GOP is famous for locking step with scum like this gun prohibitionist Pataki character. And so is the NRA. NRA's history of supporting candidates who sell out gun owners is long-standing and well-documented.
 

NY: Senators say state wants to stick up gun owners (another report)
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"Republicans in the state Senate are at odds with Gov. George Pataki over guns and fees. The governor wants pistol owners, who now hold permanent pistol licenses, to renew their licenses every five years and pay a $100 fee per gun – more if they own multiple guns." ...
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KABA RESPONSE:

This was predicted a long time ago -- long before election day -- but many gun owners are gullible, and some of them just don't listen very well. Worse yet, others don't even care. Even more amazing, there'll be gun owners who will support Pataki's continuation in "public service" even if he succeeds in screwing them with this new Plan.

The gun rights community is divided. The sooner we come to terms with that fact and accentuate the divisions, the sooner people can choose which side to fight on: shooters/hunters/sportsmen, or Patriots. If a shooter/hunter/sportsman doesn't care about gun prohibitions, so long as his own guns aren't touched by the attack, he's no friend of freedom and should be publicly ridiculed -- no matter who he is, what his position or how right he wrongly thinks himself. Many shooters/hunters/sportsmen are literally so self-absorbed and ignorant they think their shotguns will always be safe from legislative attacks. As P.T. Barnum said, "There's one born every minute."
 

Watch Your Tongue - Even When Under Attack
Submitted by: Robert Lewis

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"I was forcefully taught a lesson during my defensive handgun training at Thunder Ranch in Texas: it matters a lot what you say when you are under attack."

"And the decision about whether you used reasonable force defending yourself will be made in the air-conditioned comfort of a well lit courtroom, not in the shadows of a terrifying nighttime attack. Your words will be weighed in the calm of your trial for assault." ...
 

MA: Judge Wolf raps focus on guns, drugs in US docket
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"A federal judge yesterday accused the US attorney's office in Massachusetts of spending too much time on drug and gun cases that belong in state court, instead of focusing on federal crimes such as public corruption and white-collar offenses that he said would have a greater impact on society." ...
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This is what NRA wants -- increased federal prosecution of unconstitutional gun laws. Forget to cross a "T" on your last ATF Form 4473? You're a heinous criminal! Off to jail you go!

RELATED READING:

NRA and "Project Exile"
 

UT: Guns In Church Debate Continues
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. . . "The issue of guns on college campuses have again become a hot topic on Capitol Hill."

"And today, a Senate committee has approved a bill---to clarify the Legislature's authority about where guns are and are not allowed."

"It's another way of saying the University of Utah shouldn't be allowed to ban guns on it's own."

"Even though a judge has ruled in favor of the U of U in court, Senator Michael Waddoups is pursuing this hard-line anyway." ...
 

NV: More women seek gun permits in Washoe County
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"Applications for concealed weapons permits rose about 9 percent last year in Washoe County, and an increasing number of those are sought by women, authorities said."

"Kelly Connolly, a National Rifle Association instructor, training counselor and tactical range master who conducts a free three-hour gun safety course, said women comprise about 30 percent of every class and more enroll every year." ...
 

UT: New round looms in gun fight
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"Leave the issue of whether guns should be allowed on college campuses up to the people who run higher education in Utah."

"That's the response from education leaders to a bill being sponsored by Sen. Michael Waddoups, R-Taylorsville. His bill, SB48, says that only the Legislature has the right to enact gun laws in Utah — the only exceptions would be those authorized by state statute." ...
 

MN: Dangerous gun law [4th letter on page]
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Joe Soucheray, like the legislators who authored the law, implies that conceal and carry laws cause no problems. The truth is that incidents happen all the time. There is no magic that makes permit holders more responsible than anyone else. Like everyone else, they will make mistakes, get angry and sometimes act irresponsibly. The only reason they instill fear is that they'll be equipped with loaded handguns."

" 'Minnesotans Against Being Shot' could also be the 'Innocent Bystanders Club.' No one wants to be shot, but the gun lobby's solution to arm everyone is ludicrous. Having more guns readily available in the community means that more guns will be used. Let's not wait for a local tragedy before we undo this dangerous law."
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The writer of this letter is welcome to prove her devotion to defenselessness by posting signs in front of her home saying "This Home Is Not Protected by Firearms - I Am Unarmed, and I Hate Guns." She and her fellow members of the "Give Rapists What They Want" crowd can also help clean the gene pool by wearing T-shirs with that message, too.
 

Bellesiles as today's Galileo? Oh please, just shoot me.
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"History has its fair share of persecuted geniuses, men who were ahead of their time and made to pay for it. ...to this list of giants it seems that we are now expected to add the name of Michael Bellesiles." ...
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"My children, we are strong, we are numerous as the stars in the heavens, & we are all gun-men." -- from Thomas Jefferson's speech, Jan. 4, 1806, in Washington, DC, to a visiting delegation of Indian chiefs

Does it sound to you like guns were rare back then?
 

John Lott: Gun Control Remains a Loaded Issue for Democratic Candidates
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"Everyone seems to believe that Democrats have changed their minds on gun control. Out on the campaign trail, John Kerry and John Edwards and Wesley Clark talk about their boyhood hunting trips. Before the Iowa caucuses, Kerry even took time out to shoot a pheasant." ...

"If one reads the candidates' public statements on the 2nd Amendment, they certainly seem moderate:" ...

"But is the conversion real? The policy gurus for the Democratic presidential campaigns recently pitched their candidates at a think-tank breakfast in Washington. Given their candidates' stated support for the right of individuals to own guns, where do they draw the line on reasonable restrictions?" ...
 

WI: Everyone has the right to defend themselves
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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[First letter on Page]

"Regarding your Jan. 28 editorial: 'Wisconsin Assembly should sustain concealed-carry veto': The editorial stated that more guns mean more danger. Who is this danger going to come from? You obviously think law-abiding citizens who have training, in the classroom and on the range, who will use these defensive weapons only in the most grievous self-defensive circumstances, create a danger."

"Do you really think that a person with a criminal mind and a criminal record is going pay money to take a training course, try to pass an extensive background check and then go pay for a high-quality weapon? No, they will steal one, and carry as they already do." ...
 

Stick to your guns, vigorously oppose law's renewal
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. . . "With the pending demise of the ban, two laws were introduced into Congress on May 8 that would not only renew the Clinton prohibition but also expand and make it permanent. H.R. 2038 was introduced by Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.) while companion bill S. 1034 was introduced into the Senate by original ban authors Sen. (then-Rep) Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.)."

"You might remember the lovely Sen. Feinstein, who told 60 Minutes on Dec. 5, 1995, 'If I could have gotten 51 votes in the Senate of the United States for an outright ban, picking up every one of them, Mr. and Mrs. America, turn them all in. I would have done it.' "

"At least she called me 'Mr. America.' " ...

"Some of the provisions of the two bills include banning all semi-automatic shotguns, banning all detachable magazine semi-automatic rifles, requiring manufacturers to report the names of their dealers and dealers to report all guns and parts in stock. The bill would also outlaw all private gun and parts sales. The Clinton law specifically banned 19 firearms while the new law would ban 65." ...
 

The Sanity of Self-Defense
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"I have been called numerous things in the many years I have spent embroiled in various causes; but, until a couple of years ago I had never been called a gun wacko. Oddly enough I was labeled as such because of something I wrote that advocated individuals taking responsibility for their own defense. Because I encourage people to educate themselves in the area of self-defense, to avoid finding themselves at the mercy of criminals and over-zealous bureaucrats, I was labeled a gun nut. So, that is how it is these days? If you encourage people to defend themselves, you are some sort of mentally-challenged individual best suited for a private, padded room? My how times have changed." ...
 

GA: Hall County fourth-grader suspended for having plastic gun
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"The suspension of a fourth-grader in Hall County for bringing a plastic BB gun on a school bus was overturned, although it will remain on his record."

"The 9-year-old was suspended Thursday after an investigation by the school system and the Hall County Sheriffs Department. Since the gun was fake, the boy will be allowed to return to school Monday."

"The item no longer had a trigger, it was no longer operable and it could not be loaded, school spokesman Gordon Higgins said. Even though the gesture was essentially harmless, it was something that caused a disruption." ...
 

NY: State's only two hunting fatalities were in Cayuga County
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"There were only two hunting fatalities in New York this year, and both were in Cayuga County. In 2003, 32 injuries and two fatalities were reported among the 700,000 hunters who took to the field." ...
 

Police impersonators put father into nightmarish hell
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A father watches his son's throat get cut, then sees him shot in the back of the head three times. They are buried together and left for dead.

By people who came to the door posing as law enforcement officers.

The moral of this story, which is truly tragic and infuriating and much more, is that it's a good idea to confirm the identity of anyone at your front door who claims to be a law enforcement officer.

Failure to do that cost this father his son, a lot of money, and a great deal of pain and grief.
 

MO: Sheriff's deputy arrested, charged after brandishing short-barreled shotgun
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- An area sheriff's deputy faces a felony charge for allegedly possessing a sawed-off shotgun, KMBC's Jeremy Hubbard reported.

Leonard Eads, the second-highest ranking officer in the Clinton County Sheriff's Department, is accused of brandishing the weapon at his workplace. It is unclear whether Eads was simply showing off the weapon, or if he used it to intimidate, Hubbard reported.

Eads (pictured, left) was placed on administrative leave several weeks before the incident because of complaints from coworkers, Hubbard reported. No details were given about the complaints.

The charge Eads faces is a class C felony that carries a possible five-year prison sentence.

Eads bonded out of jail earlier this week.

The state attorney general's office is investigating the incident.
 

KY: Former Simpson County sheriff, deputy turn themselves in after indictment on theft charges
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Former Simpson County Sheriff Joe Palma and former Deputy Monika Thacker turned themselves into Kentucky State Police late Wednesday after being indicted on theft charges.

Palma posted a $7,500 unsecured bond and Thacker posted a $2,500 unsecured bond Wednesday, and the two were released from the Simpson County Jail.

Palma, 52, is charged with 11 counts of theft, stemming from his use of a county credit card for gas purchases and billing mileage for the same gas and failing to take guns to auction, among other things.

Thacker, 44, was charged with two counts of theft for allegedly stealing $700 in cash from the safe and taking $1,800 in overpayment in property taxes.
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Meanwhile, the Waco Killers are all still at large, and some of them are still hired guns for the federal government.
 

GA: Police Brutality Claim During Routine Traffic Stop Spurs Probe
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The Atlanta Police Department has launched an investigation into allegations that one of its officers verbally and physically abused a man during a routine traffic stop."

"Officer Michael Pierre, who works out of the department's Zone 6 Precinct, which covers northwest Atlanta, is accused of attacking motorist Andrew Crump, who was stopped after depositing rubbish in a neighborhood dumpster."

"According to the officer's personnel file, Pierre has been praised by his superiors as an outstanding and effective officer. And yet, at least two citizens have filed complaints about him, including one that led to a temporary suspension from the force."
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But only law enforcement officers should have guns!
 

NV: S.W.A.T. Deputy negligently wounds sergeant "on a drug bust"
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"A Carson City sheriff’s deputy on a drug bust accidentally discharged his shotgun into the ground Thursday, wounding a sergeant with a pellet that ricoheted into his leg, authorities said."

"Sgt. Bob Guimont was treated and returned to his job by late Thursday afternoon, Undersheriff Steve Albertsen said."

" 'It appeared to be one pellet lodged in the leg,' Albertsen said. 'It appeared to be superficial.' "

"Because investigators thought there might be weapons at the Tenaya Drive home, they called in the Special Weapons and Tactics team, Jackson said."

" 'When they were securing the scene, there was an accidental discharge of a weapon from a SWAT member,' Albertson said." ...
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Not just any cop, but a S.W.A.T. team member!
 

MN: South Metro Training Facility welcomes visitors
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Firearms training for police officers isn’t just plinking away at a shadowy form on paper from 20 yards away any more."

"The new South Metro Public Safety Training Facility offers state-of-the-art simulation equipment designed to imitate virtually any life-threatening situation an officer might face on the street, according to Kevin Kelleher, coordinator of the new $7.5 million operation."

" 'What you do in training, you’ll do on the street,' said Kelleher, who was Wayzata police chief until he resigned last year to run the training facility."

" 'Each lane can be controlled at the lane or in the control room,' said Kelleher. "

" 'You can create almost any situation you want,' he said. 'This thing sings and dances all by itself.' " ...
 

AZ: Local police are overstepping the bounds of reason while enforcing unjust laws.
Submitted by: Richard Watras

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"It should surprise no one that today's law-enforcement officers are a far cry from the peace officers that once served communities throughout this nation."

"It certainly does not surprise us. Actions have consequences. Our puritanical legislators routinely pass laws that are not only draconian but downright obnoxious, and one such law is the prohibition on the consumption of alcohol by 'minors' under the age of 21."

"Barry McGuire sang in the '60s: 'You're old enough to kill, but not for voting.' Today, at age 18, you are entrusted both with the vote and with the M-16 to kill people in foreign lands, but your government will not trust you to drink a beer." ...
 

Brazen intruder strolls onto jet at LAX
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"A brazen interloper apparently seeking a free flight strolled unnoticed past two security checkpoints and walked onto a jumbo jet without a ticket last month at Los Angeles International Airport, which at the time was at a heightened state of alert for terrorist attack, it was reported Friday."

" 'What shocked everyone on board was, we flew off without a thorough search of the plane,' Hall said." ...
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Massive, bloated, federal TSA bureaucracy to our rescue.
 

GOP firing draws conservatives' wrath
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A "family" spat within our Unified Demopublican Party upsets the 2 or 3 conservatives still in DC.
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"Conservatives yesterday accused the Senate Republican leadership of betrayal for forcing the top Republican strategist for judicial nominations to resign amid an investigation into how internal Democratic memos found their way into print."

" 'This is a shameful scapegoating.....,' said Kevin H. Watson, legislative director for the Law Enforcement Alliance of America." ...
 

NY: New York City Demands Its Freedom
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"New York, the city most affected by the 9/11 attacks almost two and a half years ago, has become the latest U.S. municipality to formally urge major reforms to the USA PATRIOT Act to eliminate threats to basic civil rights and due-process protections."

"The New York City Council voted Wednesday to urge local agencies not to subject New Yorkers to secret detentions without access to counsel and the NYPD, in particular, to protect the free-speech rights of individuals and refrain from enforcing federal immigration laws or engage in racial or ethnic profiling."

"Passage of the resolution came two weeks after the Los Angeles City Council passed a similar resolution by a 9-2 margin." ...
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New York City is run by schizophrenic weirdos. Being more worried about racial or ethnic profiling than about being able to stop a murderous rapist who intends to kill you (see: NYC self-defense ban) is about as backwards as it gets. Yes, racial profiling can be very abused. But who among us would rather be raped and murdered on the street than profiled based on race?
 

DC: School where student shot dead had metal detectors and "about 20 guards"
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Metal detectors were on the two main entrances. The school boasts 20 guards. Granted, they are unarmed -- but that's quite a security force for a school.

And still a handgun was smuggled in and used to commit murder.

So what does D.C. mayor Anthony Williams want to do? "In his State of the District Address on Thursday, Mayor Anthony A. Williams said he has directed Metropolitan Police Chief Charles H. Ramsey to devise within 10 days a Ballou security plan 'to ensure that students never again lose a classmate to violence.' "

So are they going to add more guards? Add metal detectors to the other 118 entrances to the school? Search every student and place security checkpoints at all entrances to the parking lot?

If so, that would make the school a lot like a prison -- and we saw a prisoner obtain a firearm to affect an escape just this past week.
 

Pentagon Cancels Internet Voting System
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"The Pentagon won't use an Internet voting system for overseas U.S. citizens this fall because of concerns about its security, an official said Thursday."

"The official, who requested anonymity, said Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz made the decision to scrap the system because Pentagon officials were not certain they could 'assure the legitimacy of votes that would be cast.' " ...
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Meanwhile, Diebold electronic voting systems in use now are known to be ripe for abuse including the kind of widespread cheating that could throw elections: "vulnerabilities that could be exploited by malicious individuals."
 

CO: Heat-packing candidate asserts rights
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"Because he is running for the Boulder County commission, Paul Tiger wanted this newspaper's attention. He got it, finally, by showing up with a loaded gun."

"Tiger is a Libertarian. Last September, he was the first candidate to enter the race."

"Upon announcing his candidacy last fall, Tiger notified the local papers. The [several] later ran short pieces about his bid, but the Daily Camera did not."

"Tiger wanted coverage. He alleges that the paper's political reporter did not respond to 'umpteen e-mails' and a dozen visits to the Camera's offices. On his 13th visit here, Tiger wore a holster and pistol."

"The receptionist asked if it were loaded. 'I said, of course. What would be the point of carrying an unloaded firearm?' " ...
 

MD: Student, forced by administration and law to be defenseless, pistol-whipped near campus
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"Sophomore Taisei Kobayashi was the victim of an attempted armed robbery on Saturday, Jan. 31, when an unidentified assailant demanded Kobayashi's wallet and assaulted him with the muzzle of a handgun."

"No serious injury occurred, and although a team of Northern District police and Hopkins security performed a search of the surrounding area on the night of the crime, officers failed to make an arrest."

"According to a Hopkins security report, Kobayashi described the suspect as a young black male between 19 to 24 years old, of medium height and build and clothed in a red cap, red and white jacket and checkered pants." ...
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Muggers love those disarmed students!
 

OK: Man who shot troopers during midnight raid convicted of manslaughter
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"A Sequoyah County jury convicted a man accused of killing an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper of manslaughter and assault with a weapon."

"After nearly nine hours deliberations, the jury found Kenneth Eugene Barrett, 42, guilty of the lesser charges."

In the first trial, one of the jurors wanted to acquit, saying that Mr. Barrett acted in self-defense.

"Prosecutors alleged Barrett opened fire with a semiautomatic rifle on the OHP tactical team as it approached his home, giving officers no chance to serve a legal 'no-knock' warrant to search for methamphetamine."

It was 12:30am when this happened. The defense argued self-defense. The prosecution sought the death penalty.
 

Australia: Motorcyclist pulls gun during post office hit
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"A MOTORCYCLIST robbed a Cotton Tree post office agency at gunpoint yesterday afternoon before escaping into peak hour traffic."

"The brazen attack is the second armed robbery of its kind on the Sunshine Coast in just over a month, after another man targeted the Woombye post office on December 30."

"The man, who fled the scene on a red motorcycle, brandished what was believed to be a sawn-off .
22 rifle when he entered the post office about 4.20pm."

"He then handed over a plastic bag and told the attendant to fill it."

"The man, last seen heading west on Memorial Avenue [laughing, as he thought about how easy it is to rob unarmed and defenseless people]." ...
 

UK: Another post office is robbed by gunmen in "gun free Britain"
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"Police Are appealing to commuters for information in their hunt for two armed robbers who raided a Southborough post office."

"Between 8am and 8.40am yesterday (Thursday) two men, one believed to be armed with a gun, went into the post office on London Road and threatened staff."

"They took an unconfirmed amount of cash and left the building on foot. It appears that on leaving the men separated and made off along the A26, one in the Tunbridge Wells direction and one towards Tonbridge." ...
 

Canada: Man convicted in 2001 shooting of police officer after robbing bank
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"A man who shot a police officer five times while trying to flee after robbing a bank in the summer of 2001 was convicted yesterday of attempted murder."

"Michael Sarandou, 54, was also found guilty of armed robbery by Quebec Court Judge Louise Bourdeau."

"Three other charges - kidnapping, use of a firearm during commission of an offence, and possession of a weapon - were dropped. He is scheduled to return to court April 6, when crown prosecutor Kathleen Caron is expected to request he be declared a dangerous offender." ...
 

Canada: PM muzzles caucus on gun vote
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OTTAWA -- "One day after releasing an "action plan" to empower backbenchers, the Liberal government said MPs will not be free to vote on spending estimates for the gun registry this spring."

"Jacques Saada, the Government House leader, also refused to commit to free votes on other government spending, saying such decisions will be made case by case."

"Mr. Saada's comments contradict those of his parliamentary secretary, Sarnia MP Roger Gallaway, who suggested recently that MPs might kill the registry in the coming weeks simply by voting to cut off its funding." ...
 

Russia: Kalashnikov upset by Indian 'copy'
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"The Russian company behind the world's most infamous rifle, the Kalashnikov AK-47, is up in arms over an alleged copy made by India's state weapons maker.
Representatives from Izhmash, the gun's original manufacturer, discovered what they see as an Indian rip-off of the AK-47 at an arms fair in Delhi."

"But India's Ordnance Factory Board says the weapon is different enough to count as a distinct design."

"AK-47 copies are produced in dozens of countries, but only a handful have formally licensed it."

"The row blew up, Izhmash representatives told Agence France Presse news agency, when the man who invented the AK-47 in World War II visited OFB's pavilion at the arms fair and saw what he thought was a copy of his brainchild." ...
 

Canada: Fatal shooting mars wake for children killed in fire
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"The wake for young Chelsea and Cole Rodgers was just winding down when the gunman walked into the pub and opened fire."

"The gunman, who was still at large last night, had been waiting three hours for his target. He sat alone at a fast-food restaurant, sipping coffee with his eyes fixed on passersby outside."

"Next door, at Cagney's Pub on Carling Avenue, Glen Brown was hosting a reception for family and friends who had attend the funeral for Chelsea and Cole, who were killed in a deliberately set fire last week." ...
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But I thought the $1 billion gun registration system was supposed to stop this sort of thing!
 

Philippines: Ex-cop caught for gun ban violation
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Can't help but wonder if this officer was one who'd arrest regular people for disobeying the ban.
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"A former member of the Western Police District (WPD) was arrested for possessing unlicensed firearms in Tondo Manila the other day." ...

"...now facing charges in violation of the Comelec Omnibus Election Code Gun ban and Grave Misconduct (RA 6975)." ...

"Before the incident Sabalay was seen roaming around the area while the four arresting officers were conducting foot patrol."

"Because of his suspicious ways, the law enforcers decided to accost the suspect and found in his possession a cal .22 magnum pistol." ...
 

UK: Gun culture warning to budding gangsters
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Handguns have been banned for years, but we see reports like this from the UK every single day. How can that be?
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"BUDDING gangsters who use guns to climb the ranks of Sheffield's underworld have been warned to think again after a petty criminal was jailed for eight years."

"Since 2000 Benjamin Layne has plagued Sheffield courts for minor matters including shoplifting, criminal damage and motoring offences."

"Today the 22-year-old is starting his first prison sentence after police caught him carrying a loaded pistol through a city estate."

"And as Layne joined the growing band of dangerous villains who are jailed for gun crime, police warned some youths are turning to firearms to rise through criminal ranks." ...
 

UK: Official Defiant After Armed Football Cash Raid
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"A FOOTBALL official who was held up at gunpoint and robbed of over £20,000 in match takings has branded his attackers as 'scum'."
[They may be scum, but when they are armed and you are not, you can submit like your government demands you do and shut up about it. Self-defense is banned where you live, Coach. Did you support the ban?]
"Brian Dumigan, who is secretary of the County Antrim FA, was still recovering yesterday from his ordeal, which happened in the car park of the Oval stadium in east Belfast after a game between Linfield and Glentoran on Wednesday night."

"Mr Dumigan and the association's treasurer, John Hamilton, were putting the money into the boot of a car when another car sped up behind them at around 10.40pm."

"Two masked men brandishing a pistol and a claw hammer got out and assaulted the two officials before making off with the gate receipts. 'It happened so quick,' said Mr Dumigan." ...
 

UK: Armed raid on warehouse foiled by armed police
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"ARMED POLICE foiled an audacious bid to hold up a warehouse in Feltham last weekend, by shooting out the tyres of the robbers' truck as they tried to escape with a load of high value computer equipment."

"At 9am on Saturday morning, (January 31), six men, armed with a semi automatic pistol entered the Securicor Omega International warehouse, in the Central Park Estate, Feltham."

"Ten members of the male and female staff working at the site, were herded into an empty lorry container at gunpoint."

"The gang then loaded pallets of computer equipment into the back of a stolen ten ton truck, using a fork lift, unaware that officers from the Metropolitan Police's Central Task Force and firearms unit were already waiting for them outside." ...
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But pistols are banned. How could this happen? Maybe the guns get through just like the tons of cocaine and marijuana and heroine get through?
 

Jamaica: "Newspaper front pages serve up a daily diet of shootings", where guns are banned
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Considering the very strict regulation of firearms in Jamaica, this news article is rather curious.
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"The words at the head of this article come from John Lennon, the most famous of the pop group known as the Beatles, and many Jamaicans seem to have taken the message to heart. For how else can you explain the proliferation of guns in the society and the casual way in which they are used - almost in the manner of a dinner-table implement. Almost without fail, the radio newscasts and newspaper front pages serve up a daily diet of shootings, some in a quite brutal fashion."

"Almost no one seems immune, even old, harmless people and children sleeping in their beds far away from the front lines of the drug and gang wars." ...
 

South Africa: Robbers shoot dead a South African man
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"TWO armed robbers shot and killed a South African, Mr Andrew Henry van de Ruit, at his home in Borrowdale on Wednesday night."

"The robbers also shot and injured his wife, Mrs Felicity van de Ruit below the waist."

"They robbed the couple of R164."

"Mrs van de Ruit was taken to The Avenues Clinic where she is reported to be in a stable condition."

"Mr van de Ruit was sleeping in his upstairs bedroom, while his wife and son Graham (20) were in the study when the robbers broke the hinges of the kitchen door at around 9pm and entered the house, armed with a pistol."

"Police said they went to Mr van de Ruit’s bedroom. He awoke up and started fighting them." ...
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Another government disarmed victim.
 

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