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Smith & Wesson CEO sees broader, loud future
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"Smith & Wesson has thought of itself only as a handgun company for most of its 153 years."

"Michael F. Golden believes it is time to look more broadly at the company."

"The new president and chief executive of Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. has assembled a team of marketing-savvy executives who are planning to expand the venerable brand into new areas."

"Smith & Wesson could begin producing shotguns or rifles, and may lend its name to products including ammunition, non-lethal weapons and home security systems."

"The new mantra at Smith & Wesson will be 'safety, security, protection and sport,' Golden said." ...
 

OH: Man describes shooting teen robbers
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"Facing two armed teenagers intent on robbing him early Friday, Mark Hill pulled out his Glock 23 handgun, then hesitated."

"'These kids reminded me of my kid,' Hill said Saturday. 'Then I really had to protect myself after that.'"

"Hill fired several shots, hitting one of the gunmen. The shooting was the first by a holder of a concealed weapons permit in Dayton, police said." ...
 

MI: Not the sharpest idea in the drawer
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"Two contrasting stories half a world apart caught my attention last week. One was about a proposed kitchen knife ban in Great Britain. The other was about a 70-year-old Detroit gun owner."

"In London, a group of doctors has proposed a ban on long kitchen knives in an effort to cut down on stabbing deaths. ..." ...

"I doubt one 70-year-old Detroit homeowner would support such laws. Last week he shot and killed an intruder in his house on Fullerton Street. Neighbors were supportive, including an 86-year-old man who said he owns a .38-caliber pistol and a shotgun (and, I'm guessing, may also have a few long kitchen knives)." ...
 

UK: Replica guns to be banned
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"The government is to announce this week that it will press ahead with a ban on the manufacture, import and sale of "realistic" replica and imitation guns a year after the Home Office said a blanket ban was unworkable and impractical."

"The ban will not be as wide-ranging as gun control campaigners had been pressing for but it will be accompanied by a measure making it illegal for anybody under the age of 18 to buy any kind of imitation or replica firearm."

"The violent crime reduction bill, to be published on Wednesday, will also include an aggravated offence of using children or otherwise innocent parties to hide or carry guns or knives." ...
 

PA: Melted guns to become play gear
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"The latest effort to reduce the level of gun crimes in the city, officials said yesterday, will turn pistols into slides and revolvers into seesaws. And they need the public's help today to do that."

"Mayor Street yesterday announced a combined effort by the Philadelphia Police Department, Philadelphia Safe and Sound, and playground-equipment manufacturer Gametime to take thousands of weapons, melt them down, and use the metal to build a playground at Rivera Recreation Center in North Philadelphia."

"The guns will come from the public."

"Today, which city officials designated as Gun Amnesty Day, city police stations will accept weapons from the public - no questions asked. People will be able to deliver the guns all day." ...
 

WA: Three injured in Black Diamond gun battle
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... "Police said two of the men were in the process of committing a home invasion robbery when someone in the home fought back."

"The gunfire erupted inside and outside a home in a remote neighborhood in Black Diamond ... Just after 5:30 p.m., neighbors reported hearing multiple shots." ...

"Police said there were actually more like 25 to 30 shots."

"It appears four people inside the home called 911 to report that three men who came in a blue van broke in to rob the house." ...

"Police said the third man who was shot was a victim and a witness in the house."

"The two critically injured men may face robbery charges."
 

FL: Ben Bova: Evolution, global warming and guns spark thoughts
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"Finally, there's the matter of gun control. Florida passed a law recently liberalizing the permitted use of deadly force in self-defense. ..." ...

"What to do? Defend ourselves or try to eliminate guns from the landscape?"

"The nation's judges are making decisions about this. Not legal decisions they hand down to settle criminal cases or civil suits. Judges are demanding the right to bear arms in their courtrooms."

"Several judges have been shot and killed, and many more threatened by hotheaded defendants. Judges, both liberal and conservative, have reacted quite naturally by starting to pack guns under their robes. If somebody's gonna shoot at me, they are saying, I'm want to be able to shoot back." ...
 

CO: Man held after botched murder-suicide attempt
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"A man is facing first-degree murder charges after shooting his girlfriend and then turning the gun on himself, according to sheriff's deputies."

"Deputies say Patricio Baltazar, 42, of Greeley, shot his girlfriend in the chest with a shotgun, and then shot himself in the jaw area. The victim's 19-year-old son was present during the incident." ...

"Deputies say Baltazar had already been issued a restraining order, barring him from using alcohol, drugs or weapons, along with staying away from the victim, as a result of an earlier domestic violence incident." ...
 

CA: California Million Mom March Making Progress on Anti-Crime Bills; At Lobby Day Will Urge Legislators, Governor To Turn Bills Into Law
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"The California members of Million Mom March chapters throughout the state will lobby legislators in Sacramento on Monday, June 6. The activists will honor State Senator Joe Dunn and Assembly member Mark Ridley-Thomas, then spend the day talking with legislators about these two groundbreaking anti-crime bills."
 

TX: Gun Bill May Put Police in Danger
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"A bill that police say could put officers in danger is sitting on the governor's desk waiting for his signature, News 4 WOAI has learned."

"Many drivers in Texas have a permit that allows them to legally carry guns, but hundreds of thousands drivers are about to have the same rights without a permit thanks to House Bill 823." ...

"'I wouldn't feel safe,' Maria Oliver said. She is against the gun bill. 'A lot of people have road rage and they will shoot you if you get in front of them.'" ...

"'Road rage people, they're going to carry guns whether you pass a law or not,' gun bill supporter Shelia Kelly said." ...

"Governor Perry had not signed the bill Friday, News 4 WOAI learned. Click here to let him know your opinion on the bill..."
 

FL: Opinions mixed on gun law
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"Are you the type of person who naturally feels nervous around those who tower over you?"

"Or maybe you get jumpy as you walk along a dark street at night, dangerous possibilities running through your mind with every person who crosses your path."

"With Florida's new deadly force law recently validated by the signature of Gov. Jeb Bush, local legal and law enforcement minds are considering these subjective emotions before the law takes effect Oct. 1." ...
 

PA: Residents oppose gun club expansion
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"The Lower Providence Board of Supervisors reviewed The Lower Providence Rod & Gun Club expansion plan, with residents vocal in their opposition, Thursday night."

"The 1,000-member sport club needs a grading permit to build 16-foot high earthen walls around the expanded range."

"Four residents living near the 47-acre club at Pinetown and Egypt roads spoke against the expansion proposal. Two residents and several club officials favored the plan." ...
 

NY: Councilman pans hunt law
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"One member of the Highland Town Board this week went on record in opposition to a proposed town law that would prohibit new construction within a 500-foot buffer for any adjoining hunting club property."

"In an open letter, Joseph McDonald, the senior councilman on the Highland Town Board, this week stated that there are so many unanswered questions related to the proposal that, 'I wouldn’t even consider a favorable vote nor should we waste our time on the costs of advertising and conducting a public hearing.'" ...
 

TN: Policewoman shot brother in row over butter
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"A Tennessee police woman says she accidentally shot her brother in an argument over a tub of butter."

"State trooper Angelinette Crawford lost her temper after her brother, Jaison Bilbrew, 19, lent the butter to a neighbour." ...

"'Their verbal argument turned into a shoving match at the top of the stairs,'" police told The Tennessean."

"Crawford went to her bedroom and got her service weapon, a Glock semiautomatic pistol, according to police."

"The argument continued, then Bilbrew grabbed Crawford's arm and they wrestled on the floor. Bilbrew got up, and as Crawford was getting up, the gun discharged into his leg, police said." ...
 

TN: 'Deli meat' for an 8-year-old
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"As the 2005 turkey season fades in many hunters' memories, there's a good chance it will never fade in the memory of Rachel McCrae."

"That's because there's a good chance none of the other second graders at Concord Christian School bagged a turkey this year."

"In fact, there's a chance that no other 8-year-old girl anywhere in the state bagged a turkey this year."

"Mike McCrae, Rachel's dad and a well-known turkey hunter in the area, says he saw it coming." ...
 

Malaysia: Cops lose firearms to four attackers
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"Four men seized a .38 revolver and a sub machine gun from two policemen during a scuffle at a squatter house."

"The incident happened when two police personnel were checking out two men who were behaving suspiciously in Jalan PJS 1/51, Kampung Petaling Tin, here yesterday."

"A massive manhunt was launched immediately to track down the four suspects, who fled on two Yamaha RXZ motorcycles bearing the number plates WMM 1997 and WGV 6372."

"At press time, police detained one suspect and recovered the submachine gun in some bushes nearby." ...
 

Australia: Police facing fine over use of faulty revolvers
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"THE South Australian police department is facing a fine of up to $40,000 for supplying officers with faulty pistols."

"The Police Association of SA has issued an occupation health and safety default notice to the office of Police Commissioner Mal Hyde after two years of concerns about Smith & Wesson issued revolvers."

"The concerns were highlighted three weeks ago when a piece of metal lodged in an officer's finger during a training drill at Elizabeth. Police Association assistant secretary Tom Scheffler said 19 officers had been injured by shards of metal after firing the Smith & Wessons in the last two years. PASA will discuss the revolvers and the default notice with senior police on June 23." ...
 

Japan: 3 arrested over stolen pistol
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"Two men were arrested early Sunday in Shizuoka Prefecture three weeks after a police officer was attacked and had his sidearm stolen, police said." ...

"In the May 13 incident, police chased Mauro in the stolen vehicle until it ran off the road. After a chase on foot, he was apprehended by a police officer. Shortly after that, Jorge Edgar arrived and allegedly assaulted the officer from behind, snatched his handgun and drove away with his brother."

"The police officer suffered a fractured finger in the incident."

"Two days later, the gun and ammunition were found in a mailbox in Yamazoemura, Nara Prefecture, about 120 kilometers from the crime scene." ...
 

ID: Grand Teton Mall Has a Gun Scare
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"Police are relieved that a potentially bad situation turned out to be nothing."

"A person going into the Grand Teton Mall told security officers at Sears that they saw a person in their car loading a gun."

"The police were called out quickly with the description of the car. They found it and surrounded the person, only to find out that the gun was just an air pistol."

"Officer Len Vanhulten, Idaho Falls Police, said, 'We don’t like the fact that there are toys that look realistic because it’s just one of those things could lead to a tragic mistake and we don’t want that to happen.'"

"Police say they are not charging the person with any crime because he did nothing wrong."
 

NC: Firearms club plans open house
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The Charlotte Rifle and Pistol Club is hosting an Open House Range Day on June 18.The free event includes a firearms safety course, the opportunity to shoot pistols, rifles and shotguns, and a snack lunch. Guns, ammunition and targets are provided and instructors/safety officers will accompany each visitor while shooting. You can bring your own firearm and ammunition; range officers will determine if it is appropriate for the facility.

Reservations are required. If women wish to be in a group of only women, please specify that wish when making reservations.

The club is outside Waxhaw on Kensington Drive, near the state line.

Reservations, (704) 882-1790; details, www.cr-pc.org.
 

OR: Boyce takes Varmint Target Shoot
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"The May 7 Long Range Varmint Target Shoot hosted by the Big Timber Pistol and Rifle Club 'was fun,' said organizer Sam DuVall. 'The match attracted some good shooters. Some of the shooters said that, in their younger days 385 meters seemed to not be so hard to see a target at. I told them it just might be an age thing.'"

"Aaron Boyce took first place with nine points, Mike Moore came in second with six points, and Bill McGinty took third place with four points. Moore also received the Top Group standing with a shot grouping measuring 3-5/16 inches." ...
 

MI: Hunter safety event aimed at mothers and daughters
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"One of 6-year-old Kristen Carroll's feet dangled above the ground as she perched on her seat on a recent Saturday and focused on shooting a .22-caliber rifle at a paper target 25 yards away."

"'Watch where your gun's pointing,' warned her mother, Michelle Carroll, as the ponytailed youngster in her bright orange sweat shirt and pink capri pants wiggled momentarily."

"Only one of Kristen's shots hit the target at the Rose Lake Shooting Range."

"But she pointed excitedly at her mother's bull's-eye after the two wrapped up practice at a mother-daughter shooting and hunter safety event sponsored by the state Department of Natural Resources." ...
 

WV: Hands-on approach
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"Ever so gingerly, Evin Pearson cradled the rifle in her tiny hands, lined up the sights and pulled the trigger."

"'There you go!' her instructor said as the bullet nicked the bull’s-eye."

"Evin smiled. That shot meant she’d passed the Division of Natural Resources’ hunter safety education course in a way few others do."

"Evin and other students at Wayne Middle School take part in 'hands-on hunter ed,' a version of the program in which students actually get to shoot a gun before being granted their certification."

"In most DNR hunter education courses, students are allowed to handle firearms and are required to learn how they work, but they don’t actually get to shoot them. Not so in Wayne County, where an entire generation of students has taken a hands-on approach." ...
 

Canada: Quebecer tames Wild West
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"The fastest gun in the west doesn't actually live in the west. He doesn't even live in the southern United States but on a leafy street in Montreal's east end."

"Raphael Frechette, born and raised in Quebec, recently won his second consecutive world gunspinning championship and in the process has brought a whole new dimension to the discipline."

"An acrobat and circus performer by training, Frechette won his first gunspinning championship in 2004, only a year and a half after first taking up gunspinning seriously." ...

"Gunspinning is the art of fancy gun handling, the legacy of tricks and smooth moves that informs the legend of Buffalo Bill and made famous on the silver screen by the likes of John Wayne and Will Rogers." ...
 

UK: Gunshot As Alleged Thief Peddles 'Potter'
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tried to sell a stolen copy of the forthcoming Harry Potter book to two tabloid newspapers fired a handgun next to the head of a reporter who came to meet him, police said Saturday. The reporter was not injured."

"The Sun newspaper said its journalist agreed to meet two men who contacted the paper saying they had obtained copies of the highly anticipated book. The newspaper contacted police, who were waiting outside the meeting site in Kettering, 80 miles north of London, and arrested the two suspects on Friday." ...

"The Sun said that when its reporter attempted to leave the meeting carrying the book, one of the suspects put a handgun next to his head and fired a shot over the journalist's shoulder, police said." ...
 

UK: Armed swoop on takeaway
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"A security guard at Kentucky Fried Chicken on Talbot Road called 999 saying he had seen the youngster with a firearm."

"Four armed officers, who were on the scene within minutes, tackled the teenager inside the restaurant and found the weapon was a replica ball-bearing gun."

"A 16-year-old boy, from North Shore, was arrested for possession of an imitation firearm in a public place. He was due to be quizzed by officers today, while the weapon has been confiscated and will be destroyed."

"A spokesman for Blackpool police said: 'A security guard overheard three youths talking about the gun while in KFC.'"

"'From a distance it is very difficult to tell if the gun was a real one or not. We cannot take a chance.'" ...
 

Canada: Cops face down cap guns
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"Two Lambton County teens got a scare when OPP officers mistook their modified toy cap guns for the real thing and drew their pistols on the pair."

"The two officers were patrolling on all-terrain vehicles ... when they came across two abandoned bikes."

"The officers walked into the woods nearby to investigate when they saw the boys, 14 and 15, on two platforms in a tree fort, police said yesterday."

"While one officer spoke to the boys, the other noticed one was trying to hide what he believed to be a black semi-automatic handgun."

"Both officers drew their weapons and when the boys put their hands on their heads, the officers saw the other boy had another gun tucked in his pants waistband, police said." ...
 

Philippines: 2 more killed vigilante-style
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"TWO more "habal-habal" (motorcycle) drivers, this year's 93rd and 94th victims of vigilante-style killings, were gunned down by motorcycle-riding gunmen in separate incidents Friday in Davao City for alleged involvement in illegal drugs."

"First to fall was one Rommel Mendiola, 30, of Jacona, Barangay Panacan." ...

"Mendiola was playing hantak (coins game) in their place when the gunman onboard a motorcycle arrived. The suspect approached Mendiola and without provocation shot him several times." ...

"Next to fall was identified as Robert Panerio, 22, of Saint Jude, Buhangin."

Senior Police Officer 1 Alfredo Rubrico ... said Panerio was shot at around 6 p.m. while driving his motorcycle ..." ...
 

UK: Man arrested after stun gun find
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A MAN was arrested after a stun gun and air pistol were found in a car.

The discovery was made when police were called to Great Clowes Street, Higher Broughton, at 12.30pm on Friday following reports of a man with a handgun. Officers searched a car on the street and found the weapons.

The man, believed to be in his forties, was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm and bailed.
 

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