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The Price of Freedom
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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"...the hard core of American civil liberties—your right to speak your mind, especially to dissent from government policy, without looking over your shoulder—still seems pretty robust. Counterexamples exist, but they are pretty rare and mild."

"This does not mean there's nothing to worry about. Incipience is legitimately scary. To return to the original question, Americans are not so innately freedom-loving that we would never let it dribble away without noticing." ...
 

What I Learned at the NC Legislature
Submitted by: LFA Editor
Website: http://www.libertyforall.net

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"Yesterday, at a protest in conjunction with Greens and Independents, I learned that politicians don't like to sign their name on things, even if they supposedly whole-heartedly agree with them. See, they might have to change their minds in the future, and this written form of standing by beliefs tends to bite you in the back when your beliefs have to change, as frequently happens with our elected Representatives in Raleigh, apparently."
 

A Second-Amendment wrong?
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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"While the recently passed Minnesota Citizens Personal Protection Act might provide Minnesotans with a more uniform process by which to receive permits to carry concealed weapons, area police chiefs aren’t happy about it."

"Instead, they contend that by eliminating their power to grant or deny a permit to carry a firearm, legislators might have created far more problems than they hoped to solve."
 

U.N.: Wants United States out of it (Letter)
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"If those who back the United Nations were to bring an armed military attack on any U.S. border, they know that most Americans from 16 to 60 and older, would rush to repel the invaders, (as long as we haven't already fallen victim to U.N. instigated gun control)."

"The only way that America can be defeated and subjected is through stealth, subversion, trickery, treason, betrayal, brainwashing, and re-education by a supposedly friendly organization." ...
 

NY: Two barbers clipped for loitering - at work
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" 'Kim Phann and a buddy had stepped out of Sha's Big Time on Friday night to smoke a butt when a cop slapped them with a pair of summonses."

"The charge: 'loitering in front of business.' "

"But Phann and Bruce Rosaro, 27, weren't just hanging outside the Bronx barbershop. They work there."

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More Bloomberg's "fundraising" to supplement bad economic decisions and loss of revenue.
 

The Department of Homeland Control
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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"If you and I can figure out which cultures, people and religions pose a danger to us, then our government has figured it out too. So when we are told that a completely random search of all 280 million Americans is an effective way of catching the bad guys, it means they really have no intention of actually catching the bad guys."

"So just as it is with almost every aspect of our government these days, the Homeland Security Agency is not quite what it appears to be."
 

Feds: No Wrongdoing in Test Prep for Airport Screeners
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"The federal Transportation Security Administration has concluded there was no wrongdoing when airport screeners were given almost all the questions in advance to an exam certifying them to operate bomb-detection machines last year."

"...Screeners around the country said they were read questions, often verbatim, and told answers at the end of a week of classroom training in December."

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Feel safer with federalized airline security?
 

Unlikely Allies Seek Better Enforcement of Firearms Statutes
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"In an unlikely tandem, gun-control groups and a congressman who has long supported gun rights are pressuring the Justice Department to become more aggressive in prosecuting weapons crimes."

"Representative John D. Dingell, Democrat of Michigan, a vocal backer of the Second Amendment, wrote to Attorney General John Ashcroft last week demanding to know 'how the Justice Department plans to improve its abysmal record of enforcement of all of the major federal firearms statutes.' "
 

FL: Victim Turns Tables, Shoots Armed Robber
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"About 5 a.m., Michael Perdue, 35, returned home to his duplex on 58th Street and a masked gunman forced him inside, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said. Once inside his home, Perdue got his own handgun and shot the man three times, forcing him to flee, officials said."
 

UK: Police hunt samurai nut
Submitted by: Orange Fuzzy

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"A maniac with a samurai sword was being hunted last night after he ran up to a passer-by in the street — and sliced the man’s hand off." ...

"As David’s arm poured with blood, the maniac stood over him in Chadwell Heath, Essex, and spat: 'If you tell anyone about this I’ll find you and cut off your head.' "

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What's next, Brits? Samurai sword amnesty?
 

Whose right to arm does the Second Amendment protect?
Submitted by: Morgan McKay

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Letters in response to ridiculous claims by a reader who wrote the following:

"We must not forget that in that same year 3,365 children's lives were claimed by gun violence."

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Fourth batch of letters on the page

" 'The people' means you and me in this amendment, as it does in every other one." ...

"What exactly is a collective right?" ...
 

AK: Murkowski Signs Concealed Weapons Bills, Nine Others
Submitted by: John Fansler

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"HB 102, by Anchorage Representative Eric Croft, adopts the so-called 'Vermont Carry' position on carrying concealed weapons. Unlike every other state, Vermont never enacted laws to make it illegal to carry a concealed weapon. Under the bill, Alaska law is changed to allow anyone who may legally carry a firearm to also carry it concealed without having to obtain a special permit. The possession of a firearm at courthouses, school yards, bars and domestic violence shelters will continue to be prohibited. And Alaskans may still obtain a concealed carry permit, if they want reciprocity with other states or want to continue to be exempt from background checks when purchasing firearms."
 

AK: No permit needed to carry concealed guns (Alternate report)
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"Alaskans will no longer need a permit to carry a concealed weapon under a bill signed into law Wednesday."

"In signing the bill, Gov. Frank Murkowski lauded the work of the Legislature and the National Rifle Association in protecting the Second Amendment rights of Alaskans."
 

NY: NRA chief at book signing vows to try and ease gun control in state
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Website: http://www.rpa-pac.org

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"The National Rifle Association is taking aim at New York State in its drive to give law-abiding citizens free access to guns, Wayne La-Pierre, the organization's chief executive officer, said Tuesday during an appearance at Borders bookstore in Cheektowaga."
 

CA: Los Angeles Officials Agree to Pay $75,000 in Lawsuit Involving Skid Row Sweeps
Submitted by: John Fansler

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"The city has agreed to pay $75,000 in a civil rights settlement with 58 people arrested in law enforcement sweeps of downtown's skid row."

"Officials also agreed in the settlement to stop rounding up homeless people without reasonable suspicion that they committed crimes."
 

CA: Man in taped raid moves toward suit [Followup]
Submitted by: Tom Allison
Website: http://eternalvigilance.blogspot.com

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"Citing causes of action such as wrongful search and seizure, destruction of personal property, false arrest and imprisonment, intentional infliction of emotional distress, assault with a deadly weapon, battery and criminal threats, the claim says Walton was late in filing it because his life had been threatened by Officer Sam Gallego of the Manteca Police Department."
 

MD: Witness in gang slaying case is killed in a fusillade of bullets
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"A central witness in the federal prosecution of one of West Baltimore's most violent drug gangs was killed in a hail of bullets Tuesday, a month after authorities warned that the man 'is in danger' as they tried to have him jailed to protect his life and ensure his testimony."
 

MD: Abuses reported at Hickey School
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"More than 20 cases of suspected child abuse and neglect have occurred at Charles H. Hickey Jr. School in Baltimore County so far this year, including instances of staff allegedly having sex with youths and bringing alcohol and pornographic materials into the juvenile detention facility, according to a report by an independent monitor."

 

NH: Negotiators Reach Agreement On Gun Bill
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.idcwebdev.com

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"House and Senate negotiators reached tentative agreement Thursday on a bill that would give the state exclusive authority to regulate guns."

"Negotiators made a technical change to clarify that communities still can post public property against hunting. Local officials wanted to make sure parks and similar places could be posted."

"Supporters argue that without the bill, gun owners would face varying ordinances across the state."
 

CA: Boy flashes cap gun at park after fight
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"A seventh-grader flashed a cap gun after a fight Wednesday afternoon at a park near Canyon Hills Junior High School, Chino Valley Unified School District spokeswoman Julie Gobin said."

"The student, who was already on suspension for another matter, got into a fight around noon with another boy at the park and then brandished the weapon. Gobin does not believe the student fired the gun."

"Gobin said the second student might be a fellow Canyon Hills student, but she could not confirm that fact as of late Wednesday afternoon."
 

MA: Submachine Guns in Use at Logan
Submitted by: Jim F.

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"State police at Logan Airport added some heavy firepower to their arsenal today."

"A specially-trained unit will begin carrying submachine guns, making Logan the first airport in the country to deploy automatic weapons."
 

Canada: Shooting our mouths off again about right guy ... wrong gun
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"My first instinct was to wonder what in hell the chair of the Toronto Police Services Board, even if he is a respected gun collector and shooting enthusiast, would want with a Tech-9, the preferred weapon of gang-bangers and crack dealers and those young lads who got some funny ideas in their heads and went haywire at Columbine High School, since it is nothing more than a cheap hunk of plastic and aluminum foil that is easily converted to fully automatic fire and, as a result, is at least momentarily banned as an assault weapon in the United States?"
 

UK: I stared down barrel of robber's gun
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"A woman today spoke of the terrifying moment she stared down the barrel of a gun during an armed bank raid."

"Karen Drane and two bank staff were held by a balaclava-clad robber after he burst into the HSBC bank in Dereham Road, Norwich, demanding cash."
 

CA: Ammo tax is dead, for now
Submitted by: Sean Glazier

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"A bill that would have placed a 10-cent a round tax on ammunition and reloading components, AB 992, was placed in the 'inactive file' by its author Mark Ridley-Thomas (D-Los Angeles) late last week. This indicates the bill is likely dead for this year because it did not have the necessary votes for passage. By placing it in the inactive file, it technically become a two-year bill and we'll likely have to deal with it again next year."
 

CO: City lawmakers fuming over guns at city hall
Submitted by: Sean Glazier

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"City leaders are upset that state lawmakers, while banning concealed weapons in the state capitol, have limited Aurora's ability to control firearms in its own public buildings."

"Councilwoman Barbara Cleland, speaking at a June 5 city council committee meeting, fervently expressed her displeasure with a new state law affecting concealed weapons and the city's own gun laws."
 

WA: School Locked Down Over Gun Prop
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"Authorities feared the worst when the report came in of a kid with a gun at a Washington state middle school. But it was just a homemade prop used in a Civil War presentation."

"'Police in a Seattle suburb locked down Jackson High and Heatherwood Middle schools after a parent spotted what looked like a rifle. It was actually a prop musket, made from broomsticks, foil and wood."
 

NJ: Gun Running Scheme Has Roots in Alabama
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"The bureau says a baggage handler at Newark Liberty International Airport used planes to get guns from Alabama to northern New Jersey where they were quickly sold by street vendors."

"ATF agents say Antonio Lewis and two other buyers purchased guns at a Selma pawn shop. Then Lewis allegedly used his security clearance as a worker for American Airlines to get the guns onto airplanes without being checked."

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UK: Jail for man who pulled out a gun at city nightspot
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"A Liverpool man was jailed for eight years yesterday, after being convicted of pointing a loaded pistol at staff in an Aberdeen nightspot. A jury of 11 women and four men took around an hour to find Phillip McAuley guilty of three firearms offences at the end of a four-day trial."
 

FL: Police officer's gun goes off during drill inside Manatee High classroom
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... "During a routine drill on Tuesday, a Bradenton police officer's gun accidentally went off inside a Manatee High School classroom." ...

"Manatee High’s principal says police told her the officer accidentally left a bullet in the chamber of his gun." ...

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Went off all by itself, did it?
 

MD: State Gives Baltimore $2 Million to Fight Gun Crime
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"The Baltimore Business Journal reported June 11 that the state of Maryland has given the Baltimore city attorney's office $2 million to beef up gun-crime prosecutions."

"Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich said the $1.985 million package will pay for 20 gun prosecutors and three support-staff members, and prevent layoffs of nine prosecutors."
 

TX: Investigator's Gun Still Missing
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"The fear is that the weapon could be in the wrong hands. As we reported last night, the loaded gun belonging to an investigator with the Police Department has been missing for 24 hours now."

"Police searched the area between Hawkins and Glengarry in East El Paso for five hours Monday morning. That's an area close to where the investigator lives. The police spokesman tells us she didn't realize her gun was missing until she arrived at work."
 

LA: Teacher suspended over student's toy gun
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"A high school teacher has been suspended for two days without pay for failing to take a toy gun away from a baseball player."

"The realistic-looking silver and black gun later was used by the student to shoot plastic pellets at another student, prompting a fight for which both were suspended."
 

AK: CCRKBA Hails Alaska Gov. Frank Murkowski, New 'No License Required' CCW Law
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" 'Only one other progressive state, Vermont, has recognized that law-abiding citizens should not have to obtain a license in order to exercise a constitutional right,' said CCRKBA Executive Director Joe Waldron. 'Vermont's Supreme Court made that intelligent ruling a hundred years ago, and a century of experience has demonstrated that good people don't do bad things when they exercise their right to bear arms.' "
 

PA: Teenage son of two police officers charged in shooting death
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"The teenage son of two Philadelphia police officers was charged as an adult with murder and other offenses in the shooting death of his friend, police said Thursday."

"Stanley Youmans Jr., 17, was charged with shooting William Rouse III, 17, in the head with a semiautomatic pistol ..."

"Initial indications are that the gun belonged to one of the officers, but it was not a service weapon, Capt. Richard Ross said. He added the officers had made 'painstaking efforts' to secure the gun."
 

OH: Clerk Surprises Men Who Tried To Rob Store
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"The three men, all wearing face masks, demanded money from the clerk, Hisham Mohammad. Police said that one of the men aimed a large, semiautomatic handgun and aimed it at Mohammad."

"According to police, Mohammad, 47, pulled his own gun from under the store's counter and aimed it at one of the gunmen."

"The two exchanged gunfire shortly before the would-be robbers fled the store."
 

WA: Tacoma Might Ask Voters For Help Paying Brame Award
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"If the family of Crystal Brame wins any major jury award in its wrongful death claim against Tacoma, the city might have to ask voters to pay for it."

"That's because the city has only about $1 million in its contingency fund for liability claims, budget director Diane Supler told The News Tribune of Tacoma."
 

FBI Denies Mix-Up Of 9/11 Terrorists
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"The six claimed they were victims of identify theft. They were 'outraged' to be identified as terrorists, they told the Telegraph of London. In fact, one of the men claimed he never had been to the United States, while another is a Saudi Airlines pilot who said he was in a flight-training course in Tunisia at the time of the attacks."

"The stunning news prompted FBI Director Robert Mueller to admit that some of the hijackers may have stolen identities of innocent citizens." ...
 

When guns are banned
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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"Over 100,000 felons and other interdicted persons have been prevented from legally purchasing a gun when their background check disclosed their criminal record."

"Less than 20 of those criminals, however, were arrested and prosecuted for the additional felony of attempting to buy an illegal gun. This means that failure to enforce existing laws has kept at least 199,980 gun-seeking criminals on the street."

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Remember, these are gun-seeking criminals who will get their guns via illegal means, if they can't purchase them legally at a store. Laws have never stopped criminals from accessing firearms. See: Law of Supply and Demand
 

 QUOTES TO REMEMBER
We'll take one step at a time, and the first is necessarily - given the political realities - very modest. We'll have to start working again to strengthen the law, and then again to strengthen the next law and again and again. Our ultimate goal, total control of handguns, is going to take time. The first problem is to slow down production and sales. Next is to get registration. The final problem is to make possession of all handguns and ammunition (with a few exceptions) totally illegal. — Pete Shields, founder of Handgun Control, Inc., New Yorker Magazine, June 26, 1976, pg. 53

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