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SAF Wants Minister Investigated for Threats Against Gun Dealer
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The Second Amendment Foundation is asking the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate a Chicago priest for threatening to 'snuff' suburban Riverdale firearms retailer John Riggio during an anti-gun protest rally ... near Chuck's Gun Shop."

"SAF founder Alan Gottlieb is sending a letter to Assistant U.S. Attorney General Wan Kim, head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, asking that the agency also investigate the Rev. Michael Pfleger for essentially encouraging a crowd of about 200 protesters to drive Riggio out of business ..."

"In a stunning audio recording of Pfleger's remarks, the pastor of St. Sabina's Church can clearly be heard stating, 'John Riggio ... we are going to find you and snuff you out.'" ..." ...
 

Point-Counterpoint
Submitted by: Nicki Fellenzer
Website: http://www.libertyzone.blogspot.com

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... "I hate to tell you this, but we don't live in a world full of rainbows and unicorns and blue skies. We live in a world in which evil people like to victimize the innocent. We live in a world that sometimes requires you to take your safety into your own hands, because those whose job it is to keep you safe cannot be everywhere at once. If you value your own life so little that you wouldn't use violence to stop violence and save your own life and the lives of others, there's no speaking to you, and there's no convincing you. But if you believe your life and the lives of other innocents are sacred, then you'd understand that sometimes you must defend yourself from violent thugs, and the only way to stop them is to stop them dead." ...
 

OH: Point: Concealed Carry Isn't A Viable Solution
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Take away the right to bear arms and criminals with guns will just be shooting fish in a barrel."

"Permit students to conceal and carry weapons and incidents like Columbine and Virginia Tech will become all but unthinkable."

"So goes the simple causal logic of gun control. However, sucking these incidents up into the gun control debate only does disservice to the victims caught in the cross fire." ...

"Permitting students to carry guns to avoid catastrophe sounds eerily similar to the defense of torture we have heard since 9/11. Torturing to extract information to avoid another terror attack is almost heroic. Having a gun to stop a shooter serves a similar purpose ..." ...
 

OH: Counterpoint: Gun Control Does Not Stop Violence
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Everybody's first reaction to the massacre at Virginia Tech was one of shock and sorrow, but, for some, what followed that initial reaction was an angry and ridiculous call for more gun-control. If you, dear reader, were one such person, who believes that tragedies like the one at Virginia Tech would be stopped by taking guns out of civilians' hands, you need to think again."

"Erfurt, Germany, April 26, 2002: 19-year-old expelled student shoots and kills 13 teachers, two students and a police officer."

"Ruzhou, China, November 26, 2004: Intruder stabs eight students to death and injured four others at a high school - the sixth such incident in China in four months." ...
 

The Tiahrt Amendment and the Language of Gun Control
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The words used in the gun control debate sometimes sound like another language. The Tiarht Amendment, for example. So few people seem to have heard of it—even the staff of some members of Congress who hold key votes on the amendment ..." ...

"The Tiarht Amendment restricts the ... (ATF) from sharing crime gun tracing data with law enforcement officials and the public."

"This is a law that supports crime and illegal gun trafficking. Amazingly, it prevents ATF from providing police officers, DAs, and public policy organizations with data about crime guns. This ... prevents law enforcement and public policy organizations from being able to analyze trends and take steps to stop the illegal flow of guns ..." ...
 

Gunning for NY
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"Let's be clear on two things:"

"One: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg had no business running sting operations in the state of Virginia."

"Two: If Virginia didn't want Bloomberg enforcing the law in the state's gun stores, then we Virginians should have enforced it."

"This is an old story, and it has not improved with age. Virginia has long been recognized as a major source for weapons used to commit crimes in New York City. Efforts within the state to halt that have not been entirely successful." ...
 

Kevin Costner Calls For Stricter Gun Laws
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Kevin Costner is urging U.S. lawmakers to come up with a series of strict new gun legislation - even if it limits his own shooting time."

"The Dances With Wolves star admits he loves to hunt and often heads out with his dogs and a shotgun passed down through generations of his family, but he's the first to admit that America's gun laws are too weak."

"And following the recent tragedy (Apr06) at Virginia Tech college ... Costner feels that legislators should get tough with firearms owners, who refuse to accept their practices could harm others."

"He says, 'I'm a hunter, I hunt but I think there should be gun laws. I think there should be a lot of gun laws.'" ...
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Submitter's Note: And 20,000 isn't "a lot of gun laws"? h/t to David Codrea.
 

Mike Stone Setting Bad, Dangerous Example for Son, Says PETA
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Just a few weeks before Father's Day, an Alabama man whose pistol-toting 11-year-old son has attracted national attention for tracking and killing a 1-ton hog has been named 'Worst Dad in the Country' by PETA. ..."

"According to news reports, Stone's son Jamison ... shot the huge animal at least eight times with a .50-caliber revolver. Jamison then chased the hog for three hours before finally killing him with a final shot—even though Stone and their guides had high-powered rifles and could have given the animal a faster, more humane death rather than letting him suffer ..."

"According to FBI profilers ... animal abuse is a warning sign often seen in people who eventually direct violence toward humans. ..." ...
 

Answer to gun violence is this: gun control
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Shortly after the one-month anniversary of the Virginia Tech shootings, three more died in a church shooting in Idaho. In the month since the Virginia Tech ordeal, an estimated 2,430 more Americans were killed with guns. Are effective steps being taken to avoid senseless violent acts?"

"... Still others figure that targeted prevention -- such as prohibiting gun sales to people who have been committed to a psychiatric institution -- will lower the risk, as if most gun violence were perpetrated by individuals with such clearly identified psychiatric problems. Such measures may seem reasonable, but they miss the larger point: the need for effective gun control." ...
 

TN: Police give details in justifiable shooting
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Local and state investigators said this weekend’s shooting death of a Tennessee National Guardsman was done in self defense."

"The shooting happened early Sunday morning ... They say the homeowner was defending himself when a man pushed himself into the home holding a gun."

"Investigators said Clarence Hyder went to Nathan Gouge's home with a gun in his hand and he had another gun and rifle in his pick-up truck. Sheriff Kent Harris says he believes Hyder went to Gouge's home because he felt Gouge was talking about him behind his back." ...
 

IN: Man shot dead after fight; brother-in-law is charged
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Indianapolis police have arrested a man on a preliminary charge of murder after a Far-Westside shooting Sunday night."

"Police arrested Kevin Hood ... they say Hood shot his brother-in-law, Anton S. Scott, 28, in the chest after an argument."

"Scott was pronounced dead Sunday night ..."

"According to an initial report by police, Scott was forcing his way into Hood's home when Hood shot him shortly before 10:30 p.m. Sunday." [emphasis added]

"After an overnight investigation, police decided to arrest Hood on murder charges rather than rule the shooting an act of self-defense, said ... Police Sgt. Paul Thompson."

"Also, a 17-year-old boy at the house was hit in the leg by a stray bullet, police said."
 

MD: Man with gun prompts 'CodeBlue' at Gaithersburg schools
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Three Gaithersburg schools were on alert Tuesday while police searched for a man they believed was armed with a handgun."

"Forest Oak Middle, Gaithersburg Middle and Gaithersburg Elementary schools were placed on Code Blue at 12:10 p.m., following a series of reports about a man armed with a handgun in the area, said Sgt. Rudy Wagner, a spokesman for Gaithersburg Police. The suspect had not located as of Tuesday afternoon."

"The schools are located within an about two-mile radius of each other."

"Code Blue status involves locking the school’s exterior doors and monitoring all visitors. Instruction and other activities progress regularly within the school." ...
 

Debate over sharing gun data turns a little testy
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Rep. Todd Tiahrt of Kansas and Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York City are waging a gunfight."

"It's not quite loaded pistols at 20 paces; more like political sniping via long distance."

"Their feud: an amendment that Tiahrt wrote in 2003 that puts strict limits on how broadly the government can share gun tracing data. ..."

"Tiahrt and others say the restrictions are necessary because disclosure could reveal names of undercover officers and informants, or tip off targets involved in investigations related to those weapons." ...
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Submitter's Note: The 'and others' mentioned standing with Rep. Tiahrt include acting BATFE Director Sullivan and the Fraternal Order of Police.
 

Another GOP Presidential wanna-be flip-flops on guns (BFA)
Submitted by: Buckeye Firearms Association
Website: http://www.buckeyefirearms.org

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"Last month, I asked the nation's gun owners if they were willing to be Mitt Romney's cheap date - if they were willing to forget his years of anti-gun philandering and buy into his election-season pandering."

"'Is it just me,', I asked, 'or is it incredibly insulting every time a politician expects America's hunters, sportsmen, concealed handgun license-holders and gun owners to fall for a couple of drunken one-liners in an election year?'"

"It seems Mr. Romney isn't the only Republican presidential-hopeful who thinks gun owners are as easy as that airheaded college girlfriend who watches as their date gropes and fondles waitresses, but forgives him as soon as has says 'I love you baby. Now go get me another beer.'" ...
 

NJ: The .50-Caliber Sniper Rifle
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"It would be a misnomer to call proposed New Jersey legislation to outlaw certain .50-caliber firearms a gun-control measure. The bill places them in the category of 'destructive devices,' along with explosives, incendiary bombs, mines and grenades, which is exactly where these weapons belong."

"The measure, which unfortunately has been detoured, takes aim mainly at what gun-control advocates call the .50-caliber sniper rifle. Gun-rights advocates call it the .50-caliber bmg."

"By either name it is a weapon of great velocity and long range. It is used against enemy fortifications in battle. ... (The new law would also outlaw a handgun version of the weapon, though in each case current lawful owners would be exempt.)" ...
 

OH: Ohioans For Concealed Carry and National Rifle Association File Motion to Intervene in Cleveland Preemption Lawsuit
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Assocation
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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Ohioans For Concealed Carry (OFCC) and the National Rifle Association (NRA), today filed a motion ... seeking to intervene in City of Cleveland v. State of Ohio, in which the City of Cleveland has challenged firearms preemption enacted by the Ohio legislature ..."

"A temporary restraining order, preliminary and permanent injunction prohibiting the city from enforcing its local gun laws in direct opposition to State and Federal laws was also sought from the court in Tuesday's filing. ..."

"'Mayor Frank Jackson has thumbed his nose at the Ohio legislature's attempt to bring uniformity and clarity to the possession, transfer, ownership, and carry of firearms ...' said Jeff Garvas, president of [OFCC]. ..." ...
 

MO: 'Castle doctrine' bill on Blunt's desk
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A state senate version of a local lawmaker's bill clarifying when a person can kill in self-defense is now on the governor's desk." ...

"Widely known as the 'Castle Doctrine,' that portion of the bill relevant to self-defense law basically does three things:"

"... gives license to use deadly force if a person attempts to unlawfully enter a permanent or temporary dwelling or conveyance after being told to stop, provided there is a reasonable belief such force is necessary to protect against any number of types of assault ..."

"... clearly states that, if assaulted or under the threat of assault, a person 'does not have a duty to retreat ... where the person is not unlawfully entering or unlawfully remaining.' ..." ...
 

VA: Politics guns and the 2008 election
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"When Gov. Mark Warner signed a bill allowing guns on school property, he never figured it could become a defining litmus test for the 2008 presidential election. But the dispute between Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell and NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg over illegal gun sales in the commonwealth has a hidden national agenda." ...
 

WI: Mothers, N-R-A member back gun control bill
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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Three mothers who lost their sons to gunfire and a gun shop owner are unlikely allies in their support of a gun control bill.

The legislation is to be introduced today in the state Assembly.

It would subject private gun sales in Wisconsin to background checks.

The women's sons were fatally shot outside Elvin's Ice House Tavern in Milwaukee four years ago. Beverly Anderson says the man who killed their sons bought the handgun in the tavern.

Badger Ammo owner Mick Beatovic is a lifelong member of the National Rifle Association.

Beatovic has a different opinion than the N-R-A, which believes the bill is another form of gun control. Beatovic believes it will keep guns out of the wrong hands.
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KABA Note: I am sure that the fact that such a bill would be a cash cow for all FFLs never entered Beatovic's mind.
 

PA: Officer Who Shot Colleague Gets Lifetime Pension, Medical
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"A police officer who accidentally shot and killed a colleague in the police station has been awarded a pension and medical coverage for life."

"Experts said that former Easton Police Officer Matthew Renninger is psychologically disabled from the shooting."

"The $900-a-month award comes after a six-to-one vote Friday of the police pension board, whose members include four police officers."

"The 38-year-old Renninger has not returned to work since the shooting two years ago, which killed 36-year-old Jesse Sollman, a fellow SWAT team member."

"Mayor Phil Mitman, who cast the dissenting vote, said Renninger failed to follow protocol and does not deserve the lifetime award." ...
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Submitters Note: Only in America.
 

CA: Off-Duty Cop Accused Of Taking Photos Of Kids
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"An internal investigation will be conducted into allegations that an off-duty Los Angeles police officer was taking photos of young children at a strawberry festival in Garden Grove ..."

"The officer ... was chased and tackled by a father, who seized the officer's camera and a gun about noon Saturday. Mark Dornan said that he noticed the man taking pictures of his daughter, 5, and son, 3 ..."

"'He came up and tried to sneak a picture of my daughter climbing out of this wagon in a short dress,' Dornan told the news station." ...

"Garden Grove police took the camera as possible evidence, but let him keep the gun. 'Right now, this whole thing is getting blown way out of proportion,' Garden Grove police Sgt. Jim Fischer said. ..." ...
 

CA: Webb had to make split-second decision, lawyer says
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Alone in the dark, with no other officers nearby, the San Bernardino County sheriff's deputy who shot an unarmed airman after a high-speed car chase had seconds to make a decision -- one he thought was the difference between life and death, his attorney said today." ...

"Earlier today, San Bernardino County prosecutor R. Lewis Cope told the jury that Webb made an irrational and unprovoked decision when he shot Carrion in an incident caught on video by a bystander." ...

"Cope urged the jury to pay attention to Webb's initial statements to other officers, which he made before he knew about the videotape. Initially, he said he shot Carrion because the airman disobeyed orders by getting up off the ground and then lunged at him." ...
 

Canada: Student charged in connection with theft of police officer's gun (follow-up)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A 16-year-old high school student has been charged in connection with the theft of an undercover police officer’s knapsack that contained a loaded semi-automatic handgun."

"Waterloo regional police arrested the boy late Friday night after receiving tips from the public."

"Despite the arrest, Insp. Bryan Larkin said the handgun, along with 45 rounds of ammunition and other police equipment, has not been recovered." ...

"The loaded handgun and ammunition went missing last Thursday after a plainclothes officer left his knapsack on the ground across the street from Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate Institute in Kitchener. When he went back to get it, it was gone." ...
 

Philippines: Policeman faces twin murder charges
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"THE Cebu City Prosecutor's Office filed two murder charges against SPO1 Mateo Yanson for the death of a moneylender and her aide, after it ruled that the policeman’s defense is best presented in court."

"Yanson was tagged as the person who shot and killed moneylender Pilar Hernandez and her secretary Wivina Pancho at the PRH Lending Investors Inc. ..."

"The lending firm catered mostly to policemen." ...

"'Also, the 9mm pistol used in shooting the victims was in possession of respondent Yanson (who also) has an unpaid loan of considerable amount from victim Hernandez,' the resolution read."
 

Brazil: Brazilian police kill boy in mock anti-hijack operation
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Brazilian police on Monday admitted that a 13-year-old boy was killed by a gunshot in the head while police were carrying out a mock anti-hijack operation."

"The boy ... was killed on Saturday while sixteen police officers were carrying out a mock anti-hijack operation ..."

"The cops pretended that they were getting shot at by fake criminals, made of cardboard, and fired back in self defense."

"Their shotguns were loaded with real ammunition, and the bullets went through the cardboard targets and the bus glass window, hitting the audience."

"Luis Henrique Dias Bulhoes was killed by a single shot from one of the 12-gauge shotguns being used by three of the policemen. Ten other people were also injured." ...
 

Australia: Prison gun smuggler jailed
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A PRISON employee smuggled a loaded gun into a jail in an alleged plot to kill mobster Lewis Moran, a court has heard."

"The gun was found in the cell of a convicted kidnapper in 2003."

"The prison worker allegedly handed a package containing the gun to the kidnapper in the presence of a road-rage killer ..."

"Crime patriarch Lewis Moran, 58, was slain the following year at the Brunswick Club. ..."

"The County Court heard that several people could be charged over a conspiracy to kill Moran while he was in custody."

"A former Port Phillip Prison employee who smuggled the gun into the prison has been jailed for at least two years. ..." ...
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Canada: Help the police find this gun (follow-up)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Somewhere, somebody is illegally holding a loaded, semi-automatic handgun and 45 bullets that are the rightful property of the Waterloo regional police. Somewhere, and it might be on the streets of Toronto, Hamilton, Montreal or here in Waterloo Region, ordinary people face a greater threat of being shot or traumatized by violence because this stolen weapon is in the wrong hands."

"This has been the situation since last Thursday when somebody took the gun and ammunition of a plainclothes officer after the officer left them unattended on a Kitchener sidewalk. But this situation should not be allowed to continue. Given the real and ongoing danger the public now faces, two things must be done." ...
 

IL: Chicago Priest call for murder of gun shop owner and legislatures that vote pro gun (ISRA)
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"Nobody expected Saturday's Operation PUSH protest at Chuck's Gun Shop & Range to be anything other than a circus of the bizarre. However, nobody anticipated that an address by a Chicago priest would include a call for the murder of a suburban gun shop owner and legislators who oppose gun control."

"During an address at an anti-gun rally in front of Chuck's, Rev. Michael Pfleger, pastor of St. Sabina's Church, exhorted the crowd to 'drag' shop owner, John Riggio, from his shop 'like a rat' and 'snuff' him. Rev. Pfleger went on to tell the crowd that legislators that vote against gun control legislation should be 'snuffed' as well. As many know, 'snuff' is slang for especially violent murder."

"The ISRA has a recording of Pfleger's remarks in MP3 format." ...
 

NY: Women want chances to shoot
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"Jo Ann Keegan, Vicky Heine and Ginny Esposito are three local women on mission."

"'I grew up with guns all my life. I belong to the Middletown Pistol & Rifle Association and I'm also vice-president, as well. As a member of the club, I noticed right away that there were no women in the club,' says Heine."

"Therein lies the problem with many fish and game clubs. Even those that have women members, it's usually nothing more than a token amount. These women want to change that, knowing that women who see others getting involved may be inclined to give it a try themselves."

"'Women aren't involved enough. I feel like New York needs the support of our women to keep our heritage and love of the outdoors and shooting sports going,' Keegan says." ...
 

OH: City of Toledo to remove illegal 'no-guns' signs from parks (BFA)
Submitted by: Buckeye Firearms Association
Website: http://www.buckeyefirearms.org

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"Grassroots volunteers have been asking the question for more than two months now - 'If gun laws are now uniform across Ohio, and if local gun control laws are now preempted, why are there still 'no-guns' signs in my local park or on public property other than buildings?'"

"ABC Toledo's Bill Hormann deserves kudos for posing this question to Toledo city managers, and for promoting action on the part of the city." ...
 

IN: Shooting range dedicated to war hero
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"A $4.7 million state-of-the-art shooting range was dedicated to Sgt. Joseph E. Proctor this afternoon as more than 250 friends, family and members of the military looked on."

"The Indiana National Guardsman was killed May 3, 2006, during an attack on a U.S. coalition compound in Tammin, near Ramadi, Iraq. The Whiteland man lost his life defending his fellow troops against a suicide bomber in Iraq. He was the first Indiana soldier to receive the Silver Star -- the nation's third-highest medal for valor -- since the Vietnam War." ...
 

NY: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Criticizes Buffalo Gun Buyback Program as Waste of Resources
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"On June 2nd the city of Buffalo, under Mayor Byron W. Brown, will spend $40,000 ... on an ill-conceived gun buyback program. The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association considers this a shameful waste of money and resources that could be better used to fight crime and improve the lives of Buffalo's citizens."

"Gun buyback programs are not a new idea. They allow anyone to exchange a gun for cash, with no questions asked. Since these programs address guns, and not the criminals who misuse them, their usefulness as a crime-fighting tool has never been proven."

"Most of the guns received in these programs are old and disused. ... Some, the NYSRPA fear, are crime guns that criminals are happy to give up since they cannot be traced ..."
 

IL: Protest at Riverdale shop calls for stricter gun laws
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"They came Saturday carrying photographs of their sons and daughters who were murdered with guns. Some wore the children's pictures on T-shirts or lapel buttons."

"Rev. Jesse Jackson led them, almost 200 people in south suburban Riverdale, with rhetorical flourish." ...

"Chuck's Gun Shop ... was the target of the protest. The protesters blamed Chuck's, which is just across the border from Chicago, for many of the guns on the city's streets." ...

"Jackson and Revs. James Meeks and Michael Pfleger encouraged the crowd to push for stricter gun laws. They vowed that the rally was just the beginning and that civil disobedience was possible." ...
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Ruger's New 22/45 Makes Plinking Fun
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"For my money, you just can't have any more fun than spending a day out plinking with your favorite shooting iron. And one new pistol that makes plinking fun is Ruger's new-for-2007 4.5-inch-barreled 22/45 Mark III Hunter." ...

"Of course, we plinkers are free to enjoy our sport with just about whatever firearm happens to appeal to us ... I trust you'll understand when I say that my favorite plinking partner is some sort of .22 handgun."

"In fact, I recently had the chance to try out the latest version of Ruger's 22/45 Mark III pistol. I'm talking about the Mark III Hunter with the 4.5-inch barrel. ..." ...
 

UK: Minister urges teenagers to take up shooting
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Anti-gun campaigners have accused the Government of making a U-turn on firearms after a minister urged teenagers to take up shooting to improve their behaviour."

"Richard Caborn, the sports minister, has backed a drive by shooting groups to increase participation in the sport among children as young as 12. He believes that the sport helps young people to become more responsible and disciplined, and vowed that significant funds would be made available to help boost participation." ...

"Previously, the Government has taken steps to crack down on shooting by increasing the age limit for buying air weapons, as well as banning handguns." ...
 

Canada: Stacking the deck against gun control
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Stephen Harper's Conservatives have the right to seek advice from whomever they want, but they would be wise to seek broader counsel on a subject such as the long-gun registry."

"If they did this, they would find that many, many Canadians want the registry to be more efficient and less expensive but support the principle of a government-operated gun registry. ... Certainly, police organizations think a gun registry is a good idea."

"A story in yesterday's Record, however, casts doubt on how broadly the Conservatives are looking for advice. The story revealed that the government's firearms advisory committee is made up almost entirely of staunch, pro-gun advocates who have opposed the registry." ...
 

NJ: Trend continues as pack of teenagers beat man
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A 68-year-old Jersey City man was attacked and beaten in his backyard over the weekend by a pack of teens, according to Jersey City police."

"Elio Ugolini told police he was working in the backyard of his Harrison Avenue home Saturday at 10:41 p.m. when he was approached by four boys who appeared to be in their teens, reports said."

"The youths hit the older man in the head with a 2-by-4, causing a gaping wound on his forehead, then pushed him to the ground. They went through his pockets and took his cell phone, wallet and $72, then fled toward Kennedy Boulevard, according to Jersey City Police Lt. Edgar Martinez."

"It's the latest in a disturbing trend involving attacks by groups of young people." ...
 

UK: Thug jailed for attack
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A MAN who kicked his friend senseless after a petty argument - stamping his face to a pulp - has been sentenced to indefinite custody."

"Luke Bruce was handed an indeterminate jail sentence for the public's protection after the savage attack left victim Grant Barham in a coma."

"The 21-year-old, of Wolfe Close, Huntingdon, set about his heav-ily drunken friend in the town's Sapley Square on the night of December 12, punching him to the ground, viciously kicking him and then stamping on his head and face."

"A seven-year-old boy was among those who witnessed the horrific attack, after which Bruce - also drunk - returned a second time to dole out more kicks to the unconscious man." ...
 

UK: Killer's cowardly attack
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A MAN who murdered a 20-year-old by stabbing him in the back has been sentenced to life behind bars."

"Shahid Hussain, 27, knifed Anthony Williams following a fight outside a kebab shop on September 11 last year."

"On Friday Hussain was sentenced to life in jail at Reading Crown Court and ordered to serve a minimum of 15 years."

"Hussain, from Buckinghamshire, had claimed he acted in self defence, but on Thursday the jury convicted him of murder." ...
 

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By calling attention to a well-regulated militia for the security of the Nation, and the right of each citizen to keep and bear arms, our Founding Fathers recognized the essentially civilian nature of our economy. Although it is extremely unlikely that the fears of governmental tyranny, which gave rise to the second amendment, will ever be a major danger to our Nation, the amendment still remains an important declaration of our basic military-civilian relationships, in which every citizen must be ready to participate in the defense of the country. For that reason I believe the second amendment will always be important. --JOHN F. KENNEDY

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