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OR: Rifle Club Teams Post High Standings
Submitted by: paul raynolds

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"Teams from Salem’s Col. Allison Junior Rifle Club finished near the top of the standings in national rankings released recently by the National Rifle Association."

"Twins Amanda and Christy Boespflug, with teammates Ila Lemons and Stephanie Elmore, posted a second-place national ranking in International Three-Position Air Rifle."

"Amanda Boespflug, Lemons and Elmore also posted an eighth-place finish among teams in International Air Rifle in the 40-shot, standing-position competition. In the standing position portion of the .22-caliber Smallbore Four-Position event, the team of Lemons, Elmore, Thomas Socotch and Kyle Wright took 13th place."
 

MN: A worrisome recipe
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.idcwebdev.com

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"In other words, it's true that having more gun owners hasn't resulted in more tragedy. But I have little faith that this situation will continue. Granted, I can't cite a lot of statistics. No one tracks hissy fits."

"But there are trends. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety says that incidents of road rage have increased steadily since 1990, back when it was a hot new term. Now most of us see an unaccountably aggressive driver every day. Plus, we've added air rage, cubicle rage and school rage to the list."

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Paranoia strikes again. Because some people have chosen to behave like savages, the rest of us must suffer at their hands without a means to defend ourselves! There's logic for ya!
 

MN: Armed (and dangerous to nature)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Ironically, Minnesotans who handle firearms most -- hunters -- had little to do with enactment of the law that allows nearly anyone in the state to tote a concealed handgun just about anywhere he or she wishes."

"In fact, by many accounts, Minnesota's nearly 1 million hunters were indifferent to whether the handgun bill passed or failed."

"Why?"

"Perhaps because Minnesotans who in autumn regularly employ high-powered rifles to drop white-tailed deer in their tracks and who fell pheasants and ducks with 12-gauge shotguns are more hesitant than others to join in the wholesale arming of the citizenry."

"They know firsthand how dangerous guns can be."

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No, perhaps because they are secure in the knowledge that no one will ever come after their high-powered sniper... er, I mean deer rifles.
 

MN: Another liberal cartoonist heard from
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.idcwebdev.com

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There are a number of churches suing to overturn the new shall-issue law. Under the old law, they could not legally ban guns, under the new law they can, just not from their parking lot. This is a liberal's view of the issue. Note the dour face of the gun owner. Note the nasty attitude in a throng of peace-loving disarmed victims! No bias there, right?
 

MN: Teen will graduate despite gun suspension
Submitted by: Evan F. Nappen, Esq.
Website: http://www.evannappen.com

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"On May 8, Gappa's senior year came to an abrupt halt at Cannon Falls High School when a police officer and school officials found a small-caliber rifle in a case behind the seat of his pickup truck. Nearby was ammunition for the gun, which Gappa said he uses for squirrel hunting and target practice."

He was voted "Outstanding Senior" by the local Future Farmers of America chapter four days before the gun was found.

"Gappa, 17, said he'd forgotten the gun was there and he apologized."

... "He wouldn't be allowed to graduate with his friends or go to the class party or the seniors' breakfast held at the Grandpa's Garage banquet hall south of town. He'd get his diploma quietly, away from the ceremony for the other 133 members of his graduating class." ...

"But Gappa hadn't counted on how much an angry mother can accomplish.

"Debbie Gappa, 44, said she believed her son had made a mistake but didn't deserve the punishment that was handed out."

"So she called the principal and the school board members and studied up on the school's discipline policy. Then she wrote a letter to the editor of the Cannon Falls Beacon defending Kenny and posted fliers around town urging people to call school officials on her son's behalf."

She won, and so did common sense.
 

UK: Lifting the lid on gun violence
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The first major play to tackle the crisis of gun violence within black communities has opened at the National Theatre. Do such current events make good drama?"

"Elmina's Kitchen, written by Kwame Kwei-Armah of BBC1's Casualty fame, tells the story of how Deli, an uncertain father, suddenly realises his son is taking the wrong route in life."
 

NY: Pols Up In Arms Over Bodega Man's Gun Plight
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A group of city and state lawmakers rallied yesterday to defend the Harlem bodega worker who used an illegal gun to blow away a robber."

"Even Mayor Bloomberg seemed sympathetic to the plight of José Acosta who shot and killed one of three stickup men Sunday during a botched robbery."

" 'The situation is tragic,' Bloomberg said."

" 'Mr. Acosta has built a life here and was trying to protect his business. Unfortunately, justice can be unforgiving.' "

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WHAT JUSTICE?! Justice is reason. Justice is fairness. Justice is not the prosecution of a man who had the unmitigated gall to defend his life without the permission of the nanny state!
 

MN: 'Conceal-carry' rhetoric unfounded
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"I have no illusions that the conceal-carry law will create a utopia. I do recognize that crime, and specifically violent crime, always has and likely always will be perpetrated by criminals. In the states that have had conceal-carry laws there has been statistically zero increase in the number of gun crimes committed by permit-holding gun owners. Most states with years of data have borne out the fact that violent crime is most often committed by criminals (counter-intuitive as that may seem to some)."

"To live in fear that my law-abiding, father-of-three neighbor who has a permit to carry a concealed weapon may harm me with gun violence is misplaced fear! To believe that somehow we are devolving into a 'Wild West' mentality and that road rage will now be settled with a bullet is simply not consistent with what we know."

"If you need to live in fear, a more realistic fear would be that you may contract SARS from a Chinese fortune cookie, or that a wolf spider may bite and poison you while trying on pants at a secondhand store, or even that changing your own brake pads will cause lung cancer."
 

NY: State Set to Let 12-Year-Old Archers Hunt Bears
Submitted by: Evan F. Nappen, Esq.
Website: http://www.evannappen.com

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"Brats taking on bears? This summer could see children as young as 12 in New York's rural forests hunting big game, like bears and deer, with bows and arrows.
The move comes as the state's Senate voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday, by a vote of 55-7, to lower the age at which children can get a junior archery license to 12 from 14."

"The legislation was introduced to equalize the age for both junior hunting and junior archery. Before the bill, junior archers had to be 14 and were only allowed to hunt small game while 12-year-olds with gun licenses were able to hunt bears and other big game."

"For those who might fear the prospect of children of such a tender age prowling forests with bow and arrow, the law demands a competent adult companion."
 

NJ: Bounty hunters feel long arm of the law
Submitted by: Evan F. Nappen, Esq.
Website: http://www.evannappen.com

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A judge denied a gun permit to a bounty hunter ruling they were not justified in making arrests.

"If this is ruling is upheld, companies that underwrite bail bonds are likely to stop, said lawyer, Evan Nappen."

" 'The jails will get overcrowded,' Nappen said, 'and then the welcome mat will go out to fugitives across the country, saying, 'Come to New Jersey. Only law enforcement officers can grab you here because fugitive recovery agents do not have the power to arrest in New Jersey.' "
 

TX: Slain officer's gun ruled out in tragedy
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Tests on slain Houston police Officer Charles Clark's gun, which jammed moments before he was killed, indicate the weapon was in good working order after the tragedy, a Houston Police Department report shows."

"The findings mean Clark's gun may have malfunctioned for other reasons, possibly human error. But the weapon itself cannot be blamed for the tragedy, they said."

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They are still trying to "blame the gun."
 

MN: Would-be pistol packers are surging to the gun shops
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Area gun shops are reporting a surge of customer traffic as a result of Minnesota's new conceal-and-carry gun law."

"People are signing up in droves for the required six-hour certification class. And sales of handguns -- along with accessories such as holsters, fanny packs and cleaning kits -- are reportedly on the rise."
 

MN: For attorney David Gross, 'conceal-and-carry law' came none too soon
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A major player and legal consultant on Minnesota's new gun-permit law is a former board member of the National Rifle Association who was fired from the Minneapolis city attorney's office for opposing gun buy-back programs and carrying a gun to work."

"He also acknowledges shooting a deer in his back yard in St. Louis Park with a .357-caliber Magnum handgun for eating his raspberries, pointing a rifle at a neighbor many years ago who he claimed was harassing his wife, and attending his synagogue armed with a handgun in case of trouble."

"David Gross, the self-described 'right-hand man' to Hamline law Prof. Joe Olson, worked with Sen. Pat Pariseau, R-Farmington, and Rep. Lynda Boudreau, R-Faribault, to create the bill, which makes it easier for Minnesotans to obtain a permit to carry a gun in public places."
 

South Africa: 'Schools must be gun-free zones'
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Gun Free South Africa plans to mount a campaign to lobby for gun-free zones at schools."

"It said the launch would coincide with the release of Bowling for Columbine."

"'The film spotlights a shooting at a school - an event that has become a tragic commonplace in South Africa. Far beyond the injury and death, these incidents have a profound effect on a school community, virtually stopping education, while learners, teachers and parents try to cope with the tragedy."

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Actually, the film is a work of hysterical fiction, with little, if anything, to be called a documentary. To base a senseless disarmed victim zone policy on that film is like doing open heart surgery while glancing at a plumber's manual.
 

NH: Police storm Richards Avenue home after report of gun threat
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Police surrounded a boarding house Friday evening after a resident frantically reported another inhabitant had brandished a gun."

... "With rifles and pistols pointed at the front door, police used telephone contact to summon three men from the building."

"...the officers found the gun and some ammunition in storage but no charges had been filed late Friday night. Police did not release the names of the people involved, and one officer remarked that the whole incident seemed based on a misunderstanding."

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That's what happens when paranoid, nosy neighbors decide to play Gestapo stooge. Police with "Assault" weapons are dispatched to the door.
 

CO: Council reviews gun law
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"New state laws governing concealed and illegal weapons have rendered a city ordinance regulating them largely obsolete, the Cortez City Council heard Tuesday evening."

"Chapter 28 of the city code prohibits concealed weapons; the possession and use of certain weapons; regulates the display, record of sales and rentals, and the reporting of firearm sales."

"Chapter 28 applied to various types of knives, brass knuckles, throwing stars, etc., as well as guns, as do the recently passed Senate Bills 03-24 and 03-25."
 

NY: Gun-Rap Janitor In A 'Fuhrer'
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A Long Island elementary school janitor and KKK member wants authorities to give him back his Ku Klux Klan hood and robe as well as his Adolf Hitler doll, which cops confiscated when they busted him on gun charges." ...

"On May 23, cops acting on a tip searched Donato's West Islip home and found 22 guns, 3,500 rounds of ammunition, a hangman's noose and a variety of items including swastika-adorned clothing, Nazi flags, a Hitler bust, an Aryan coloring book and the KKK ensemble, authorities said."

"Owning KKK robes and racist literature is not a crime, county and federal law-enforcement officials said."
 

MN: New right to carry / A bad idea is now a bad law
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The law declares that the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution confers the right of individuals to bear arms -- something to which the U.S. Supreme Court has never agreed. And, curiously, in pursuit of a radical assertion of that 'right,' the folks behind this new Minnesota law trample on other rights."

"Take private property rights, for example. That's something most supporters of gun rights typically feel passionate about. But this gun law prohibits the owners of a rental property, for example, from denying tenants and guests the right to carry pistols. The tenant's statutory gun right trumps the owner's constitutional property rights."

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It's actually a constitutional gun right and a statutory property right.
 

HI: Hawaii becomes civil liberties safe zone
Submitted by: Andy Barniskis
Website: http://www.kfc-rkba.org/

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" 'The residents of Hawaii during World War II experienced firsthand the dangers of unbalanced pursuit of security without appropriate checks and balances for the protection of basic liberties.' "

"And now, the resolution continues, 'the citizens of Hawaii are concerned that the actions of the Attorney General of the United States and the United States Justice Department pose significant threats to Constitutional protections.' "

"That resolution should have added to the list of despoilers of our liberties President George W. Bush, who has enthusiastically approved all this legislation and has told John Ashcroft that he is doing a 'fabulous job.' "

"In the 2004 presidential campaign, already well under way, Bush should be continually held accountable for violating his oath to protect the Constitution, very much including the Bill of Rights. But who is the Democratic presidential candidate to demand that?"
 

IN: Judge Upholds Ban On Guns In Public Buildings -- NRA Backs Him Up
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A man who challenged an ordinance prohibiting him from carrying weapons in publicly owned buildings was found in violation of the law Friday and ordered to pay fines and court costs."

"In what was believed to be the first such challenge in Indiana, Will Hutchens, 55, contended the ordinance violated state and federal laws that guarantee his right to bear arms." ...

"John Crone, Indiana field rep representative to the NRA, said the group 'supports the legal, lawful, rightful ownership of firearms. And if there is a law that says you can't take them in there, you shouldn't take them in.' "

"Hutchens said he was willing to appeal the case to the state Supreme Court."
 

Scare Tactics on Guns and Terror
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The report points to loopholes in existing laws such as allowing 'official representatives of a foreign government … possession of a firearm if necessary to their official capacity.' Similar loopholes are pointed out for other 'officials of foreign governments' who have the permission of their governments, need it for their official duties, and who have been residents in a state for at least 90 days."

"Of course, such attacks using government agents is not what al Qaeda has been doing nor is there any evidence that foreign government officials are currently planning such attacks. But if a foreign government plans on using diplomatic cover to engage in terrorism, surely just banning such officials from buying guns in the US won’t stop them from getting access to guns. What is the solution? Full body searches of foreign diplomats entering the US? Searches of all diplomatic pouches?"

"The report mentions threats from 'semi-automatic assault weapons' and 50-caliber 'sniper rifles.' Yet, these banned semi-automatic assault weapons are not machine guns. They function exactly the same as other semi-automatic guns and fire one bullet per pull of the trigger. The banned guns are the same as other non-banned semi-automatic guns, firing the exact same bullets with the same rapidity. Forcing gun makers to change the name of their gun or changing cosmetic features, such as a bayonet mount, have nothing to do with terrorism."
 

VA: Project Exile Still Targeting Illegal Guns
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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" 'Project Safe Neighborhoods is President Bush's mandate to the U.S. attorneys to enforce Exile,' said Michael J. Costigan, executive director of the Virginia Exile-Project Safe Neighborhoods Foundation."

"The Bush administration awarded $170,000 grants for 'media-outreach' programs to promote Project Safe Neighborhoods, through communication efforts such as advertising, to each of the 94 federal judicial districts in the United States. In Virginia, the 'media outreach' will be statewide and the grants were combined for the Eastern and Western districts."

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Your tax dollars to support unconstitutional laws, which prosecute "gun crimes" as more "evil" than any other.
 

Canada: Police should have seized Heron's guns say protesters
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Pauline Funston of the Vancouver Rape Relief Center says the least the police could have done was to seize Heron's guns after his estranged wife complained he might become violent."

"She says the police could also have moved Sherry Heron to another room in the hospital after she won a restraining order against her husband."

"The protesters also want an independent inquiry into the Heron tragedy, instead of the police conducting an internal probe."
 

NY: Shoot a perp, go to jail; Gotham's ga-ga gun laws (Letter)
Submitted by: paul raynolds

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FULL TEXT BELOW:

Let me see if I have this straight. Two guys go into a bodega with guns to rob the place. The hardworking folks behind the counter, fearing for their lives, leave one of the robbers to assume room temperature ("Feeling Lucky, Perp?" Editorial, May 29). Score one for the good guys, right?

Not in New York City. Instead of getting a medal for taking some pond scum out of circulation, the bodega workers - the ones who were scared to death by gun-toting robbers - get arrested.

This is not an isolated incident. Think back to the father who found an assailant in his young daughter's room and shot him. Did the father get a medal? He got arrested for protecting his family. What's wrong with this picture?
 

MN: People responding to new gun law left, center and right
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"At two hospitals in the Twin Cities' northern suburbs, a new policy stipulates what to do with patients brought in who are bearing firearms."

"In Blue Earth County, a man who teaches gun safety courses thinks he'll finally be able to carry a weapon if he wants, after being denied a permit in the past by the sheriff."

"A North Shore resident who wrote an antigun letter to a newspaper had his address and phone number posted on the Web by a group that favors the new law making it easier for Minnesotans to carry a gun."
 

FL: Edgewater officer convicted in man's shooting death
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A police officer was convicted of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a man during an off-duty fight last fall."

"Ronald Robbins, a 15-year veteran, said he fired his personal .22-caliber pistol as a last resort to save his own life during a fight with the victim and another man." ...

"Prosecutors said Robbins shot 22-year-old Jason Starkey in the back after the 4:30 a.m. fight ended. Starkey and a 21-year-old friend had started to walk away."
 

MN: Disrespectful Skoglund
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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Fourth through ninth letters on page:

"I am astonished at the level of vitriol displayed in Sen. Wes Skoglund's May 25 Op Ex Commentary. Had this piece been about an ethnic minority rather than gun owners, it would probably qualify as "hate speech." What would the public response have been if this legislation had been about welfare reform, and his caricature depicted welfare recipients as ill-spoken drunken perverts who torture animals?"
 

Everyone checked for guns-except known terrorists!
Submitted by: Robert Lewis

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"Despite recent efforts to beef up security in the United States, those most likely to use weapons against Americans are not even on background checklists at local gun dealers." ...

"Many gun dealers and the National Rifle Association argue there are enough checks in place already. Firearm advocates say the solution lies in the enforcement of current laws, not new legislation."

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No, only the NRA says that. Most sane gun owners and Second Amendment advocates say to scrap these ineffective and unconstitutional laws.
 

Big brother returns in name of patriotism
Submitted by: Tom Allison
Website: http://eternalvigilance.blogspot.com

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"The first sign was a never-debated and rushed-into- approval Patriot Act in October 2001. It was supposed to be a temporary, emergency decree. Our freedoms and rights were to be restored in a couple of years."

" 'Things have changed,' I was told. 'People are getting too much out of hand,' people cannot handle this much freedom and 'we cannot allow that to happen anymore.' "

"So, the Domestic Security Enhancement Act of 2003 -- or Patriot Act II -- was concocted. It was supposed to be secret. Someone leaked it, and now many of us know what's in store. Some are screaming murder. Our very foundations are at stake."

"The sad part is, most people aren't worried. They think, 'I'm not a terrorist. Why shall I worry?' " ...

The FBI's proposed 'common-law' classification of a possible domestic terrorist includes:

* Persons who "request authority to stop."

* Make numerous references to the U.S. Constitution.

* Attempt to "police the police."

* Claim driving is a right, not a privilege.
 

Voter Confidence and Increased Accessibility Act of 2003
Submitted by: Melissa (skypod)
Website: http://profiles.yahoo.com/skypod

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Rep. Rush Holt Introduces Legislation to Require All Voting Machines To Produce A Voter-Verified Paper Trail

ON ELECTION DAY 2004, HOW WILL YOU KNOW IF YOUR VOTE IS PROPERLY COUNTED? ANSWER: YOU WON'T!

H.R.2239 To amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to require a voter-verified permanent record or hardcopy under title III of such Act, Introduced 5/22/03

TEXT OF BILL: TEXT OF BILL
 

VA: Effort against gun bill a lonely quest
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Robinson, part of the Million Mom March organization formed in the wake of highly publicized school shootings, was one of five Virginians who spent a day visiting congressional offices to plead and cajole."

"The main objective: killing legislation aimed at giving the gun industry immunity from some lawsuits when a gun is used in the commission of a crime."
 

SD: NRA member wears gun, Second Amendment beliefs proudly
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Sitting at his desk at the family business in Rapid City, 81-year-old Jack First wears the well-clipped mustache and gentle smile of a Main Street shopkeeper - a tailor, perhaps, or a master in watch or shoe repair."

"But he also wears a .40-caliber handgun on his hip, just in case."

"Because gentle smile or not, Jack First, a former U.S. Marine Corps sergeant who survived the World War II bloodbath at Iwo Jima, is well trained and fully prepared to defend himself with a firearm."

"He's just as committed to defending what he considers to be this nation's pre-eminent constitutional freedom - the right of private citizens to own and use firearms."
 

MI: Gun range suit deflected
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"While bulldozers give shape [to] a 100-yard shooting range on state prison property, neighbors remain worried about noise and stray bullets."

"[T]he township's attorney warned it would be too costly to go court to try to force the state to comply with township zoning ordinances."

"Neighbors remain opposed to the idea of a shooting range both because of the noise and worries about stray bullets."

"Robert Perez said he bought property he thought would be a quiet site to build a new home."
 

MN: Gun owners headed the way of smokers
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"OK. This is Minnesota, right? The State Where Absolutely Nothing is Allowed? Everybody just take a deep breath and you can see where all this is headed. It is headed in exactly the same direction as the anti-cigarette hysteria." ...

"In fact, with the anti-smoking hysteria as a precedent, the anti-gun hysteria already skipped a few of the phases. [W]e have already skipped ahead to the 'no guns allowed' stage. It took years for the anti-smoking crowd to get that far." ...

"Next winter, when you see people huddled in the doorways of buildings, they could be smokers or they could be gun owners."
 

UK: Cops' Gun Haul Puts Up Crime
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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FULL TEXT BELOW:

Soaring gun crimes are being hailed by police as evidence that they are winning their war against illegal firearms.

Cops claim the rising crime figure is due to their successful crackdown on guns.

In Manchester and Liverpool gun offences have more than DOUBLED in six years.

But police seizures of guns have doubled on Merseyside. And gang-related shootings in Manchester have plunged.

In London, where violent crime involving guns has risen, the Met have also recovered an increasing number of weapons.

Police say the official Home Office statistics look bad only because they include confiscation of illegal firearms.

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What are they smoking, and why are they not sharing?
 

An ineffective 'assault weapons' ban deserves to expire
Submitted by: Morgan Mckay

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Finally the San Diego Union-Tribune is seeing the light. After many reader letters, they actually wrote an original editorial slamming the ban! This paper is read by the better part of a million readers!
Please thank the author: robert.caldwell@uniontrib.com.

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"A Trenton, N.J. deputy police chief said his officers 'are more likely to confront an escaped tiger from the local zoo than to confront an assault rifle in the hands of a drug-crazed killer on the streets.' "
 

NY: Cops advertise: 'don't blame us'
Submitted by: Larry E. Bigham

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"Sick of being the butt of dirty looks and comments for the recent sharp increase in ticket writing, the New York police took out a full-page newspaper ad imploring citizens, 'Don't blame the cop.' "

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Well, maybe the citizens of New York are sick of the "I'm just following orders routine." Many Stormtroopers said that as well.
 

The State Against God
Submitted by: LFA Editor
Website: http://www.libertyforall.net

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"The Founders understood that when the State gets into the religion business, it is deadly to Liberty. That is why they phrased the First Amendment so precisely. They said, 'no law.' But today, as these examples and countless others prove, the law is very busy establishing exactly how we shall practice our religion."

"The Founders described a freedom to do something, according to the dictates of each individual's conscience. They most emphatically did not describe a freedom from religion."
 

UK: Aristocrat fails with appeal to keep gun
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"An aristocrat who told a television interviewer he was tempted to shoot solicitors will pose an ever increasing risk as his fury and frustration grows, according to a sheriff."

"Stuart Usher had his 12-bore shotgun and his shotgun certificate seized by police after the head of a leading firm of solicitors complained to police that members of his staff feared for their safety as a result of Mr. Usher’s perceived threats of violence."
 

Iraq: Iraqis baffled at deadline to turn in guns
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"Coalition commanders opened weapons collection points around Iraq on Sunday as they began a two-week countdown to the imposition of new firearms controls in a bid to stem post-war lawlessness."

"But by midday, none of the designated police stations visited by AFP correspondents reported even a single weapon had been turned in."

"Many Iraqis said they were baffled by the policy and would be unwilling to give up their treasured weapons despite the pending ban."
 

Democrats shunning gun control
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"Democrats appear to have abandoned gun control as a political wedge, declining to push the issue in Congress despite being given the opportunity by congressional Republicans."
 

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