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SAF Encouraged by ATF Investigation of Bloomberg's Vigilante Sting
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Five months after the Second Amendment Foundation called on U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to investigate New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg for obstruction of justice relating to Bloomberg's rogue "sting" operation against gun retailers in five states, the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has confirmed in a letter that an investigation is underway.
 

Second Amendment Freedoms Aided the Civil Rights Movement
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Prominent and indispensable among our rights is the 'right of the people to keep and bear arms.' Second Amendment rights, never to be infringed, were posited by our nation's founders as among the most essential ..."

"The empowering freedom of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms is particularly timely during Black History Month, for its role in the victory of civil rights for all is sorely overlooked."

"As the nation reflects on the struggles and achievements of our African-American citizens, we must celebrate the actions of heroic civil rights activists known as the Deacons for Defense. In the fight for equality, these brave men utilized their right to bear arms to protect their families, possessions and liberties." ...
 

Stephen Halbrook: Nazism, The Second Amendment, And The NRA: A Reply To Professor Harcourt (.pdf file)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The Second Amendment 'right of the people to keep and bear Arms,' controversial enough as a domestic constitutional issue, becomes an extraordinarily provocative enigma when viewed in light of historical experiences of foreign governments. This is particularly the case when the state analyzed is Nazi Germany ..."

"A revisionist view now has been boldly asserted that Hitler was friendly to perhaps the most dangerous freedom in the Bill of Rights. The Fordham Law Review recently published a provocative Second Amendment Symposium issue which included three articles suggesting that Nazi Germany had liberal policies toward firearm owners and that the National Rifle Association (NRA) promotes a myth of Nazi repression of firearms owners as part of a cultural war. ..." ...
 

John Longenecker: Concealed Carry Of Weapons Superior To Taking Weapons: S. 388, Part IV
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "A lot of Americans may not want to admit this, but being law-abiding is a very private matter. For many of us, including myself, and including a lot of non-gunowners I might add, it is a matter of self respect, a community contribution, a solemnity that is not based on fear of punishment, but of personal values."

"In this value, the law-abiding pay the price in tolerating a great deal of abuse and mistake, a great deal of intentional mischaracterization and of being ignored in not only gun ownership, but in family law and so much more. Many officials fail to understand how the law-abiding keep the populace at peace more than the officials who write the laws." ...
 

Firearms Industry Warns: Giuliani No Friend to Gun Owners
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"In response to New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani's filing of a statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission yesterday, indicating that he would enter the 2008 presidential race as a Republican, the firearms industry's trade association, the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), reminded America's sportsmen and gun-enthusiasts of the former mayor's record of hostility toward firearms and gun-owners." ...

"In June of 2000, then New York City Mayor Giuliani became the lone Republican mayor to sue members of the firearms industry as part of a wave of lawsuits ..." ...

"More recently Giuliani's campaign has flipped-flopped on whether he continues his longstanding support for restoring the Clinton-era federal ban on some semi-automatic rifles ..." ...
 

Sen. Thune: Strengthening our rights and freedoms
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Firearms are a historic part of the culture and traditions of South Dakota and our great nation. However, each year, our Second Amendment rights are being threatened and chipped away by activists who unfairly attempt to lay blame for illegal violence and recklessness on law-abiding gun owners."

"In Congress I have been committed to working to implement policies that protect and strengthen Second Amendment rights for law-abiding citizens.
In 2005, we were able to secure a major victory for firearms owners, retailers and manufacturers by passing the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, a bill I cosponsored. ..." ...
 

He's Ready! Rudy Giuliani Talks with Sean Hannity (gun control comments halfway down)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "HANNITY: ... And the issue of guns has come up a lot. ... Do you support the right of people to carry handguns?"

"GIULIANI: I understand the Second Amendment. I support it. People have the right to bear arms. ..." ...

"HANNITY: So you would support the state's rights to choose on specific gun laws?"

"GIULIANI: Yes, I mean, a place like New York ... maybe you have one solution there and in another place, more rural, more suburban, other issues, you have a different set of rules."

"HANNITY: But generally speaking, do you think it's acceptable if citizens have the right to carry a handgun?"

"GIULIANI: It's not only -- I mean, it's part of the Constitution. People have the right to bear arms. Then the restrictions of it have to be reasonable and sensible. You can't just remove that right. You've got to regulate, consistent with the Second Amendment." ...
 

Josh Sugarmann: Descendant of NRA's First President Says Ancestor Wouldn't Approve of Today's NRA
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"Jeremy Burnside is like all too many Americans. His life has been affected by gun violence and in many ways changed forever. Writing in an op-ed published this weekend in The Charleston Gazette, he recounts a 2001 shooting at his graduate college, the Appalachian School of Law, where a student shot and killed the school's dean, a teacher, and a student."

"This past New Year's Eve, he lost his good friend Lori Francis to gun violence."

"But Jeremy Burnside is different than most Americans in that he is related to the first president of the National Rifle Association. ..." ...
 

OH: Store Owners Shoot In Self Defense (OFCC)
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"Working in a convenience store can be one of the most dangerous jobs in America, and many in this industry have taken it upon themselves to take steps to protect themselves."

"In the past week alone, two Columbus area convenience stores have experienced, and prevented, violent armed robbery attempts. ..." ...

"For all the negativity regarding firearms by biased media outlets, precious little space is dedicated to successful incidents of self-defense. The truth is that firearms are used millions of times per year to prevent criminal attempts from being successful. These are just two of the latest examples."
 

CA: Suspect faces six felonies in shooting
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"A 28-year-old man was charged Monday with six felonies, including two counts of attempted murder, after he shot and wounded a teenager last week in front of an apartment complex, prosecutors said." ...

"Although details about the incident remained unclear Monday, it appears that Stewart mistook the victim and a 32-year-old friend for suspects in an unrelated robbery case, prosecutor Rob Warren said."

"After a verbal exchange, Stewart fired several shots at the teenager's car as he and his friend left, Warren said."

"According to police, the victim's friend pulled out a gun and returned fire. He was not arrested because authorities believe he was acting in self-defense, police said." [emphasis added] ...
 

TN: Daytime Pharmacy Robbery Is Foiled When Shots Fired
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"An attempted robbery Monday of a Greeneville pharmacy was foiled when an employee apparently shot and wounded a masked gunman, police said."

"The attempted robbery occurred shortly after 2 p.m. Monday at Susong Pharmacy, 2255 East Andrew Johnson Highway, according to a report filed by GPD Officer Rick Burgner."

"No employees or customers were injured. The police report said a 44-year-old woman pharmacy employee told police that she heard a bell that sounds when the store’s front door opens and saw a man wearing a ski mask walking toward the pharmacy counter." ...
 

MI: School locks down to search for weapon
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"Gladwin High School administrators went into full lock-down mode Thursday, Feb. 1 as students reported seeing another student with a loaded handgun on campus."

"According to Superintendent Rick Seebeck, the school immediately went into lock down procedure, where teachers lock the doors to their classrooms, and the school locks the door so that no one is allowed to enter or leave the school except for law enforcement or school personnel."

"The Gladwin City Police Department responded to the scene. The gun, a .22 caliber pistol was reportedly hidden by the suspect on school grounds, and then taken to an off-campus site by adult brothers of the suspect. ... The student, a 16-year-old boy, was taken into custody without incident." ...
 

UT: Campus gun-rights duel erupts again
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"Legislation that could restrict guns on college campuses hadn't even been released to the public by late Monday, but already gun-rights advocates are lobbying to kill it."

"An e-mail Gunowners of Utah (GOUtah) sent members calls on them to stop the 'aging ex-hippies' at the University of Utah from restricting concealed weapons anywhere on campus." ...

"The group's target is SB251, drafted as a compromise between pro-gun lawmakers and higher education officials. Sen. Greg Bell ... the bill's sponsor, said it would allow faculty members to choose whether to allow guns in their offices, and it would regulate guns in dorms, requiring concealed-weapons permit holders to store their weapons in school-provided lockers." ...
 

AZ: After sharp remarks, panel kills anti-Minuteman bill
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"State lawmakers refused on Monday to make criminals out of members of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps and other armed groups patrolling the Mexican border."

"The vote to kill House Bill 2286 came after more than four hours of often-heated testimony and accusations over who was calling whom racists or vigilantes."

"Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Phoenix, acknowledged that her measure was aimed largely at the Minuteman group. ..." ...

"Rep. Warde Nichols, R-Chandler, said Sinema's legislation ignores basic constitutional rights. 'The Minutemen, I believe, have First and Second Amendment rights to be there, to carry their weapons, the right to assemble, freedom of speech,' he said." ...
 

IL: Pump and Semi-auto Shotguns Banned in Illinois
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"Think it can't happen? It just did - in Cook County, Illinois. Cook Co. gun owners are scrambling to interpret the confusing and vague 'not limited to' terminology of the ban because they only have until Feb.12, 2007 to remove their firearms from Cook Co. or turn them over to police ­ there is NO 'grandfather clause' to exempt firearms owned before the Cook Co. Board expanded their 'assault weapons ban' to include pump and semi-auto shotguns."

"That's the danger of having an 'assault weapons ban', the definition of an assault weapon can be changed in the blink of an eye and the mere possession of a once very legal firearm used for sporting purposes, hunting, or home defense becomes illegal and punishable by law. ..." ...
 

KS: City to consider banning weapons on public property
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"Nearly a year after lawmakers approved a bill allowing eligible Kansans to carry concealed firearms, the Dodge City Commission is considering an ordinance banning weapons on city-owned property."

"The commission will discuss the ordinance during tonight's meeting, set for 7 p.m. at City Hall."

"Last year, Kansas joined 37 other states that must issue concealed-carry permits to qualified applicants. The law bans concealed weapons in some locations, including law enforcement agencies, churches, courthouses, schools and bars." ...

"Dodge City's proposed ordinance is designed to reassure both city employees and the public that they will be safe in city-owned buildings, facilities and parks, City Manager Jeff Pederson said Friday." ...
 

OK: Bill makes use of toy pistols during a crime a felony
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"The state House's Criminal Justice and Corrections Subcommittee approves legislation that would make the use of altered toy weapons during a crime a separate felony."

"Sallisaw state Representative Glen Bud Smithson says the measure was drafted to combat the growing use of toy guns during robberies, assaults and other felonies."

"The bill would add possession of an altered toy pistol to a state law that already makes it a felony for possessing a real gun, rifle or shotgun while committing or trying to commit a felony."

"It would be punishable by a prison sentence of two to 10 years, the same as for real weapons." ...
 

NJ: New Jersey Anti-Gunners Pushing One-A-Gun-Month in the State Assembly (NRA-ILA)
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"Please immediately email, call or fax the Members of the New Jersey Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee to voice your opposition to A-3511, which would criminalize the purchase of more than one handgun per month by honest citizens. The bill is scheduled for a public hearing before the Committee on Thursday, February 8 at 2:00 p.m. at the State House Annex, West State Street, Trenton, NJ, Committee Room 12 on the 4th Floor. ..."

"Following the embarrassing defeat of Jersey City's one gun a month handgun rationing scheme in New Jersey Superior Court in December, frustrated anti-gun lawmakers have turned their attention to State law in an attempt to legislate away the impact of the Court's decision." ...
 

VA: Houses Passes Bill Allowing Deadly Force In Self-Defense
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FULL TEXT BELOW:

Virginians would be allowed to use deadly force against a threatening intruder under a bill that passed the House today on a 91-to-6 vote.
The measure would write into the Virginia code the common law theory of self-defense.

It allows a person to use any degree of physical force -- including deadly force -- and be immune from liability for the injuries or death of the intruder.

Delegate William Janis of Richmond used the gruesome murders of a popular Richmond family as an example when explaining the bill to his colleagues a day earlier.

The Harvey family was bound, beaten and their throats cut.

Janis asked what would have happened if they had fought back against the intruders.

He says maybe everyone in the family would have survived.
 

NY: Gun permit vote delayed at Westchester legislature
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"After more than two hours of debate - Westchester legislators decided yesterday to delay a vote on whether to endorse a proposal to take county judges out of the handgun license process."

The proposal, from County Executive Andrew Spano, is part of roughly 20 initiatives under consideration for inclusion in the county's 'joint legislative package,' a combined wish list of what Westchester officials are asking the state legislature to approve this year." ...
 

George Washington: Concerning Arms in the hands of the People
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"There are many people in this country that have contended that the Right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms has always been contingent upon militia duty. This contention is plainly baseless and false. To the people that make such erroneous claims, the following TRUTHS are submitted: ..."

"...You are to collect all the Arms which have been given out to the Country People..."

"...If the people of the Town or Country, have any Arms..."

"...if the Arms are his own private property..."

"...for the purpose of buying up such Arms as the Inhabitants may Incline to sell..."

"...Regiment is still greatly deficient in Arms . . . to procure what you want from the Country People, or wheresoever they can be had by purchasing..."
 

Letter from Thomas Jefferson to William Carmichael and William Short, June 30, 1793
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"...Those, with others now sent, establish the facts, that they called assemblies of the southern Indians, openly persuaded them to disavow their treaties, and the limits therein established, promised to support them with all the powers which depended on them, assured them of the protection of their sovereign, gave them arms in great quantities for the avowed purpose of committing hostilities on us, and promised them future supplies to their utmost need...."

"...We have given a few arms to a very friendly tribe . . . but to defend themselves from the atrocities of a vastly more numerous and powerful people...."

"...And yet it is contended that our own citizens need to be in the militia in order to bear arms for their own defense? ..."
 

GA: NAACP calls for warrant limits after police kill elderly woman
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pter of the NAACP on Monday called on police and politicians to limit the use of 'no-knock' warrants in the wake of the death of an elderly woman shot by police during such a search." ...

"Kathryn Johnston died and three officers were wounded in the shootout during a no-knock search for drugs ..."

"When officers raided her home without first announcing their presence, police say Johnston fired a handgun before officers returned fire, killing her."

"Narcotics officers said they were told by a paid informant that cocaine was being sold from Johnston�s home."

"No cocaine was found in the home, and a man who claims he was the paid informant later said he was told by officers to lie about buying drugs at the home." ...
 

MS: Greenwood seeking sanctions against Marshall's lawyer
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"The city of Greenwood has asked a judge for sanctions against an attorney representing a high school student who is seeking two million dollars in damages after he had a pistol pointed at him by a police officer."

"The city's attorney charges that Carlos E- Moore, the attorney for 18-year-old Greenwood High School student James Marshall, has --quoting-- 'engaged in a course of conduct which is designed to harass, embarrass, annoy and oppress the City of Greenwood.'"

"Moore said he was aware of the motion ... but dismissed the efforts to rein him in."

"He says the city is being petty."

"Moore is seeking more recordings from security cameras on December 6th when the confrontation happened in the hallways of Greenwood High." ...
 

NJ: Bought a 6-pack before the crash, prosecutor says (follow-up)
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"When he crashed into another car on the Pulaski Skyway the night of Jan. 23, not only was Police Officer Kevin Freibott's blood alcohol level three times the legal limit for driving, but he had a six-pack of beer in the car with him, prosecutors say."

"He had stopped at a Jersey City tavern ... to pick up the beer ..."

"In addition to the six unopened beers, investigators found a parking ticket inside Freibott's Jeep Cherokee that he had received earlier that night on West 37th Street in Manhattan, DeFazio said yesterday."

"Authorities believe he was at a college basketball game at Madison Square Garden. Investigators also have videotape showing him at a tavern in the same area that night, DeFazio said." ...
 

NJ: Lawsuit: Cops, City Must Pay
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"The family of the 2-year-old boy who died after a crash on the Pulaski Skyway in which a Jersey City police officer is charged with drunken driving will sue the city, the department and both the mayor and former police chief, their attorney said yesterday .."

"The lawyer, Samuel Davis, said Jersey City and its Police Department are liable because they negligently hired Kevin Freibott and gave him 'the rights, privileges and appurtenances of a police officer in their own town and ignored a very dark side.'" ...

"Davis cited 'drunk driving, speeding, negligent hiring and supervision of a known motor vehicle habitual offender and political nepotism' as the reasons for the family's claims." ...
 

AZ: Federal agent penetrated Hells Angels, fears for his life
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"For nearly two years, Jay Dobyns led a double life. He rode alongside the Hells Angels, becoming a member of one of the nation's most feared criminal gangs. But at the same time, he was working as a federal agent in an effort to bring the Hells Angels down."

"Jay Dobyns works for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms ... His deep undercover work with the Hells Angels from 2001-2003 ultimately helped bring the indictment and trial of 16 gang members and their associates." ...

"But today, just a few years later, Dobyns says that after risking his life on assignment, he has been left vulnerable by the very agency that he proudly served. ..."

"With his undercover work done and his real identity as a law enforcement agent exposed, Dobyns says the Hells Angels and other gangs enlisted by it came after him, issuing death threats. Dobyns claims that the ATF -- rather than protecting him -- abandoned him ..." ...
 

WA: Libraries sued over Web filter
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"Sarah Bradburn admits she's not that Internet savvy. Still, she thought it strange when she couldn't find information about teenage smoking on the computer at her public library in Republic, Wash." ...

"Today, Bradburn is one of four parties to a lawsuit ... brought in U.S. District Court in Spokane against the North Central Regional Library District."

According to the ACLU's complaint, the district will not turn off its Internet filters when asked by adults ..." ...

"The other plaintiffs are Pearl Cherrington ... and Charles Heinlen ... who was blocked from accessing information about gun use by hunters and social activities ..."

"The fourth plaintiff is the Second Amendment Foundation ... the library district is blocking access to its Internet magazine, Women & Guns." ...
 

OH: WDTN's 'Getting the guns' far short of complete story (BFA)
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"The following comments were submitted by Buckeye Firearms Association's Larry S. Moore to Dayton's WDTN News 2, in response to a news investigation on Dayton's problem with gun violence." ...

"Overall, your story was well done. I do, however, have several concerns."

"First, let's call Dayton's problem what it is....a crime problem...an out of control gang problem with both criminals/gangs using guns. By themselves, without an individual bent on robbing or murder, the gun is no problem."

"Secondly, the Dayton officer you interviewed seriously misspoke or intentionally mislead you and the viewing audience when addressing private sales of firearms at gun shows." ...
 

NJ: Shop is selling guns in Downtown Jersey City
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"Amid the upscale boutiques multiplying in Downtown Jersey City, the opening of a gun store might seem like an aberration."

"'There's 500 restaurants, 50 delis, 50 nail salons and 50 phone stores, but there's never been a store like mine,' said David Murray, 47, owner of David's Sporting Goods and Self Defense, at 342 Second St."

"Open since December, Murray's store is one of two licensed gun dealers in Hudson County - Caso's Gun-O-Rama, on Danforth Avenue in Jersey City, is the other."

"It took Murray a year and a half to get permits from the local police, zoning board, State Police and federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives." ...
 

OH: ODNR Open Houses (OFCC)
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"The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife will be holding their annual Open Houses on Sunday, March 4."

"One of the most frequent questions OFCC receives from hunters are regarding whether or not they can carry their concealed firearm while hunting. While it is generally permitted, there are a few circumstances when it is not. The most common to be encountered by most hunters is the prohibition while deer hunting."

"It is at these Open Houses that you have an opportunity to interact with ODNR officers and managers. This is the best opportunity for you to speak with these officials (particularly the managers) and convince them to change all hunting regulations prohibiting concealed carry." ...
 

NY: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Opposes Nomination of Pete Grannis to Head Department of Environmental Conservation
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"When it was announced that Governor Eliot Spitzer would appointment a new director for the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association anticipated a nominee with a background in a field such as environmental science, biology or habitat management. Moreover, the NYSRPA looked forward to working with a man or woman sympathetic to the rights and needs of New York's hunters, trappers and shooters -- someone prepared to provide stewardship of New York State lands for all New Yorkers." ...
 

OH: Editorial analysis: New York Sun logic vs. Toledo Blade emotion (BFA)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Anti-gunners have been trying to make much of late out of a series of stories published last week by the Florida Sun-Sentinel, which revealed that among those who have been issued Florida CCW licenses, 1,400 were people who pleaded guilty or no contest to felonies but qualified because of a loophole in the law, 216 were people with outstanding warrants, 128 were people with active domestic violence injunctions against them, and six were registered sex offenders."

"The investigation, completed just before access to the list of the roughly 410,000 persons who have been issued licenses to carry a concealed handgun in Florida was privatized under a new state law ..." ...
 

FL: Armed and Polite
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"In these politically correct days, ideology will often trump facts. This is especially true on issues such as gun control, which has passionate supporters on both sides."

"Earlier this week, The New York Times condemned Florida concealed carry laws as 'lethal' and 'gruesome.' In the Sunshine State, it is relatively easy ... to own handguns and to be legally entitled to carry a concealed weapon." ...

"Allowing law-abiding citizens to carry weapons to defend themselves is not 'lethal' or 'gruesome.' It's a reflection of the Second Amendment and, in the case of Florida, appears to be a good crime prevention measure."

"The science fiction writer Robert Heinlein quipped once that an armed society is a polite society. ..."

"The Florida crime figures seem to bear that out."
 

OH: Ken Blackwell on Second Amendment Rights
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell wrote an article for Townhall.com where he discussed the effects the right to keep and bear arms had on the civil rights movement." ...

"Gun control in this country is rooted in racism, as Blackwell points out when he notes that 'gun control measures, from the slave gun bans of the 1700s South to the Brady Bill regulations of the 1990s have unfairly targeted black Americans and have worked to curtail a disproportionate number of their constitutional rights.'"

"Gun control isn't about crime, it is about control. ..." ...
 

NY: Tarrytown mom revives anti-violence group
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"Gisela Marin isn't the first mourning mother to channel her grief into activism."

"But if she has her way, she will certainly be the last."

"More than five months after her only child was gunned down on a Yonkers sidewalk, Marin is reviving the Westchester County chapter of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence and plotting out fundraisers, scholarships and community events in memory of her 19-year-old daughter, Jessica Santos." ...
 

PA: Confounding Question on Gun Control
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Twenty, 30, even 40 years ago, Philadelphia had drugs and gangs - and 40 years ago, gun laws were nowhere near as strict as they are now. Yet, there wasn't the violence we have today. Why?"

"If the laxity of Pennsylvania gun laws is to blame for our violence, why was Pennsylvania's murder rate below the national average from 1995-2004? From 2004 the laws are unchanged, but murder accelerates. Why?"

"We have more than 30,000 concealed-carry permit holders in Philadelphia. Somehow, despite all those guns, they are not showing up in the 'police briefs.' Why not? ..." ...

"Until the residents of this city start asking, and truthfully answering, these questions, nothing will change. ..." ...
 

UK: Britain tops European crime league
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Britain has one of the worst crime rates in Europe, a report said yesterday."

"It is the most burgled country in Europe, has the highest level of assaults and above average rates of car theft, robbery and pickpocketing. Only Ireland has a worse record."

"Estonia, Holland and Denmark make up the rest of the EU's five 'high-crime' nations. All had rates more than 30 per cent higher than the average. Spain, Hungary, Portugal and Finland had the lowest rates."

"The report follows one of the most comprehensive law and order surveys in the EU. More than 40,000 people aged over 16 were questioned in 18 countries about their recent experiences of crime." ...
 

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A system of licensing and registration is the perfect device to deny gun ownership to the bourgeoisie. — VLADIMIR ILYICH LENIN

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