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NRA board member chooses guns over love
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"In the 1990s, Scott L. Bach was becoming more and more active in the National Rifle Association. His girlfriend, a gun control supporter, was not thrilled."

"So Bach, an attorney, faced a choice - 'love or freedom,' the 40-year-old attorney recalled on Friday."

"Bach said he picked the latter and stepped up his Second Amendment advocacy. The girlfriend promptly took a hike, but Bach was rewarded last spring by being elected to the NRA's board of directors."
 

CO: Goose-hunt harvest takes big hit
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"After decades of progressive prosperity, eastern Colorado waterfowl enthusiasts this fall will take a severe hit both in bag limits and days in which to hunt."

"The Colorado Wildlife Commission on Friday approved what quite literally promises to be a mixed bag for the coming autumn - almost full if you're a duck hunter, nearly half-empty if your passion is for geese."
 

NY: New York Members Are Invited To Meet John Lott
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"Acclaimed scholar John R. Lott, Jr., will be in New York City on July 17, to speak and to promote his new book 'THE BIAS AGAINST GUNS: Why Almost everything You've Heard About Gun Control Is Wrong.' This hard-hitting, fact-based book is a must-read for gun owners. Come listen to John Lott and have him autograph your copy of his book..."
 

NJ: New Jersey Approves Black Bear Hunt
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"The New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife has approved plans for the first New Jersey black bear hunt in 33 years, scheduled to take place in December 2003, in the rural northwestern part of the state. The limited hunt was scheduled in response to a dramatic rise in the number of unprovoked black bear attacks on humans, which are the result of an exploding bear population, a shrinking habitat, and a growing trend of aggressive, predatory behavior by black bear toward humans." ...
 

MO: Missourians, Contact Your Legislators!
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"Last week, Governor Bob Holden (D) vetoed HB 349, the Right to Carry bill, despite the fact that HB 349 passed both the Senate and House by over-whelming majorities. In doing so, Governor Holden failed to bring Missouri policy in line with the 35 other states that have Right to Carry laws. HB 349 will next be considered in September, when the Legislature will hold an override vote on the Governor's veto. It is vital that you contact your legislators in Jefferson City before then ..."
 

Letting Teachers Pack Guns Will Make America Safer
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"The effect of right-to-carry laws is greater on multiple-victim public shootings than on other crimes for a simple reason: Increasing the probability that someone will be able to protect himself improves deterrence." ...

"Contrary to many people's impressions, before the federal law was enacted in 1995 it was possible for teachers and other adults with concealed-handgun permits to carry guns on school property in many states."
 

Tort law tribulation
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... "A 272-pound man named Caesar Barber sued four fast-food chains for causing his obesity. Later that year a similar spectacle played out in another New York courtroom, when two super-sized teenagers sued McDonald's."

"Fortunately, the plaintiffs lost — this time. Unfortunately, barring sweeping tort reform, obesity lawsuits have a very good chance of succeeding in the future." ...
 

Tort law tribulation
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... "A 272-pound man named Caesar Barber sued four fast-food chains for causing his obesity. Later that year a similar spectacle played out in another New York courtroom, when two super-sized teenagers sued McDonald's."

"Fortunately, the plaintiffs lost — this time. Unfortunately, barring sweeping tort reform, obesity lawsuits have a very good chance of succeeding in the future." ...
 

NH: Franklin muster to show colonial homeland security
Submitted by: Mitchell McConnell

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"Homeland security was an everyday concern for the first European settlers to arrive in America, leading to the creation of militias of citizen soldiers who were ready at a moments notice to take up arms to defend their homes and settlements."

"Militia musters, training sessions at which the units gathered for drill and practice, were held at least once a year and were a social highlight of frontier life throughout the American colonies in the years leading up to the French and Indian War and the American Revolution."

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Wouldn't it be great if patriots still mustered today with their M1s, AR-15s, etc.?
 

Canada's National Post regarding gun registry
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"Wayne Easter, the federal Solicitor-General, claims Ottawa's firearms registry has 'stood the test.' Indeed, Mr. Easter is so proud of the program, he had his officials sing its praises this week at the United Nations, and encouraged other member states to follow Canada's lead. But given the many scandals that have plagued the program, these comments raised eyebrows back home. Indeed, this month brought a fresh gun-registry outrage: Thanks to Ottawa's incompetence, 300,000 law-abiding gun owners were turned into criminals on July 1."
 

PA: Officer Faces Charges For Firing Gun In Bar
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"An off-duty Baltimore City police officer faces criminal charges in York County, Pa., after he allegedly fired a .45-caliber handgun inside a bar during the weekend."

"Michael McDanel, 31, who lives in Red Lion, is charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and resisting arrest. He's been released on $5,000 bail."
 

IN: Extra paperwork to conceal gun in Goshen
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"The Goshen Police Department requires first-time gun permit applicants to submit two letters of recommendation from people who know them but aren't related as well as a letter from the applicant explaining why he or she wants or needs a permit." ...

"Another Elkhart County city also has an unusual way of handling gun permit applications."

" 'We deny everyone,' said Sgt. Matt Tice, who takes care of applications that come through the Nappanee Police Department in southern Elkhart County."

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Obviously the ability to read was not high on the list of requirements for the Chief of Police job. What does "...shall not be infringed" mean?
 

MA: Gun fees are aimed at the budget, but hit us in our rights
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"As if it wasn't enough that Gov. Mitt Romney proposed to raise firearms licenses from $25 to $75, the Democrat-controlled Legislature figured that law-abiding gun owners weren't getting kicked around enough, so they put the boots to us, upping that fee to $100. It's ridiculous and we, the people, are angry."

"It was bad enough that we had to pay $20 for a five-year license, which was raised to $25 and shortened to four years when the Gun Control Act of 1998 was passed. Firearms Identification Cards, which used to be issued for life, also became valid only for four years with a $25 fee in 1998. But now, the government is quadrupling that amount. They are unfairly taxing citizens to exercise their constitutional right."
 

CT: Gun-shy reporter steps into officer's shoes
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"I tried my hand at being a police officer last week."

"It didn't go so well."

"The police chief invited me to try out a crime scene simulation machine the department uses for training. It's like virtual reality with guns and pepper spray."

" 'How hard could it be?' I thought. 'I was raised on Nintendo.' "

"The machine projects a real scene on a movie screen. Tethered to the box is a 9mm Smith & Wesson that shoots lasers at the screen as well as a pepper spray canister that does the same."
 

AZ: Officer fired for buying gun found at crime scene
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The Tucson Police Department fired a lieutenant Friday who faces criminal charges for buying a gun that ended up at a crime scene."

"Last month, a federal grand jury indicted Michael J. Lara, a 20-year TPD veteran, after police found his .40-caliber handgun in a home containing six large bales of marijuana."

"Lara said he purchased the gun for a friend. However, on a form he filled out, he indicated it was for law enforcement use."
 

WA: Blacks more likely to be shot than whites even when holding harmless objects [News Release]
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"Given only a fraction of a second to respond to images of men popping out from behind a garbage Dumpster, people were more likely to shoot blacks than whites, even when the men were holding a harmless object such as a flashlight rather than a gun."

"The finding comes from a study that is to be published this week in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. The research used a virtual reality simulation and was prompted by a number of mistaken shootings of unarmed blacks by police officers in recent years. It was directed by Anthony Greenwald, a University of Washington psychologist who examines the unconscious roots and levels of prejudice."
 

Australia: Handgun concerns resurface after weekend shooting
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"The fatal shooting of a Sydney teenager at a party over the weekend has again focused attention on the use of illegal handguns."

"There have been 40 shootings in New South Wales since the state election in March, and according to the Opposition many of those are attributed to illegal handguns and, so it says, the Government has failed the gun control test."

"The Federal Government has funded a handgun buy-back scheme in this year's budget, but that obviously doesn't apply to illegal weapons."
 

AR: Concealed Weapons in North Little Rock
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"The city of North Little Rock wants its own rules to supersede a state law that allows people with concealed weapons permits to bring their firearms into parks."

"North Little Rock's city council tonight is to consider a measure that would post signs telling park patrons that handguns are prohibited in the city's parks."
 

India: Politicians, bureaucrats in Bhopal strive to acquire guns
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"Power flows from the barrel of the gun. The politicians and bureaucrats in the Madhya Pradesh capital seem to have taken this famous saying to their very heart and are literally 'gunning for power'. The trend of acquiring a gun has soared so sharply among the power wannabes in Bhopal that the term 'firepower' seems to have acquired a new meaning."

"Though the number of gun licences in the past two years may have been lower than that of the capital of Bihar or Uttar Pradesh, the politicians and officials in Bhopal are ahead of others in keeping guns such as pistols, revolvers and of late .30 carbines."
 

Canada: Moving van driver home after Sask. arrest for hauling guns
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Alternate Title: Hoplophobic Laws Cause Driver's Nightmare

"AA long-haul mover from Minnesota is back home after spending five days in Canadian jails because Canada Customs officials found a large arsenal of weapons among the household goods he was transporting for a man moving from Delaware to Alaska."

"Mark Eller, 36, of Walker, specializes in transporting household goods from the lower 48 states to Alaska and wasn't expecting anything unusual when he pulled his rig into Canada Customs at North Portal, Sask., on June 29."

"He told Customs inspectors twice he wasn't carrying any weapons. Eller said the load had been in storage for a while and he forgot one of the marked crates on his truck contained three rifles."
 

Australia: The velvet glove, the steel fist
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"When the Australian Federal Police raided 10 Iranian households in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne early last month there were some keen - and skeptical - watchers from the intelligence sidelines." ...

"ASIO and others will be looking hard to see what comes from the AFP's June raids. 'You can arrive at a police state through one of two means: one, by an intelligence agency becoming more like a police force; or two, by a police force becoming more like an intelligence agency or security agency' ..."
 

NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest
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"The NRA's Community Service Programs Division is now accepting entries in the association's 2003 Youth Wildlife Art Contest. The contest, the 16th in the annual series, is open to students in grades 1 through 12 (including home-schooled children). NRA membership is not required. A summary of contest rules follows."

"Entries may be submitted in one of four categories, based on school grade. Category I includes grades 1 through 3. Category II is for grades 4 through 6. Category III covers grades 7 through 9, and Category IV includes grades 10 through 12. Entries may portray any North American game bird or animal that may be legally hunted or trapped. Endangered species and non-game animals, such as eagles and snakes, are not eligible subjects."
 

UK: The war on crime: at the frontline
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"That's the strange thing about this criminal justice system. It has power and, ever since Sir Robert Peel first picked up a truncheon, it has been gathering more. It has money. It is the one and only limb of the public sector which escaped the cuts of the Tory years. All through the years of the cuts, the funding of the enforcement of the law grew, from less than £5bn in the early 1980s until, by the end of the last Major government, we were spending £16.2bn a year on chasing and punishing criminals, most of whom were not Yardie gangsters but adolescents armed with nothing more sophisticated than the sawn-off top of a Pepsi bottle (used to prise open Yale locks). And they were still getting away with 97% of their crime. The criminal justice system bristles with questions. There is only one that really matters. Who's winning?"
 

MA: District attorney clamps down on spiked armbands
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"District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett has ordered police in Essex County to crack down on spiked bracelets, which fall under the state's definition of a dangerous weapon." ...

"A conviction for having one carries prison time of up to two and a half years."

"Local police can't point to a single incident where a spiked wristband hurt someone."
 

NY: Lancaster's Guida achieves pistol mastery
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"John Guida and Jim Kosicki, WNY Practical Pistol League president, check out shooting stations during the June match at Tonawanda Sportsmen's Club."

"Shooting challenges have proven to be no obstacle for John Guida.
Guida, 37, signed on with Western New York Practical Pistol League five years ago and attained Grand Master in the Limited Division in just three years of competitive shooting. Only one other area shooter, from Rochester, holds that status."
 

OR: 'American Gun' takes a shot at Portland
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"Jacobs himself has no particular history with guns, aside 'from firing a .22 at summer camp.' But to research the film, he visited gun factories, attended trade shows, bought and fired his own gun and met and spoke with people who collect and use firearms. 'There are a lot of connoisseurs,' he says. 'They're doctors and lawyers and thoroughly intelligent people who imprinted on guns early in their lives the way someone else might on jazz records or fine wine.' "

"He learned in his research that 'both anti- and pro-gun sides want responsible ownership of guns.' But at the same time, he was appalled at how easy it is to obtain firearms in this country and how loosely licensed gun ownership can be." ...

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Whenever a government sees it fit to license a right, it's your first hint that it doesn't consider it a right, but a privilege.
 

NJ: Can we ban assault weapons?
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"Only one of these three horrid incidents -- one was a near incident, but that's not important here -- occurred in our area, but all three beg the question: What can be done to curb gun violence?"

"Two Bridgeton police officers, the mayor of Bridgeton and a state assemblyman had the question put to them Friday."

"While none called for an all-out ban on firearms -- it would never happen, they said -- all agreed assault weapons, such as AK-47s and Uzis, generally serve no redeeming purpose and should be banned." ...

" 'You wouldn't use that to go hunting. You wouldn't use it for home protection,' Det. Lt. Jeff Wentz said. 'I can't think of any legitimate purpose for them.' " ...

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What Jeff Wentz "thinks" is irrelevant. What the Constitution plainly says is the only thing that matters.
 

National Guard & Reserves to be Reorganized
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"Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld has ordered the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines to draft plans for a sweeping restructuring of the 900,000-strong National Guard and reserve forces." ...

"The defense secretary suggests that civilians, corporations or technologies could perform some reserve roles." ...

"His objective is making sure that every time you want to take action in the world we're in now, you don't have to call up a lot of reserves to do it." ...
 

New Zealand: Passenger arrested over gun fears
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"A passenger on a Freedom Air flight from New Zealand to Australia was swooped on by Australian police after allegedly making threats about a gun."

"The Herald has learned that Australian Federal Police arrested the 48-year-old man when the Boeing 737-300 plane touched down in Melbourne on Friday night after a 3 1/2-hour trip from Dunedin."

"They were called from mid-air after a worried passenger told cabin crew that the Australian man had made a threatening comment, understood to involve a gun."

"A Freedom Air spokeswoman said the crew approached the man, who denied making a threat of any sort."
 

UK: Shot in head with pen gun
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"School student Khang Vinh Tien was shot at point blank range with a gun disguised as a pen, then kicked in the head after collapsing to the ground, a court was told yesterday."

"Meng Thammavongsa faced Liverpool Local Court yesterday charged with the murder of the 18-year-old during a birthday party at Cecil Hills at the weekend."

"He was arrested yesterday morning after police executed a search warrant at his Eccles St home."

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More gun violence in the gun free UK.
 

MN: Regents pass gun ban amid legal controversy
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"The University could be facing a legal showdown over its new policy banning guns."

"The policy, passed Friday by the Board of Regents, prohibits students, employees and visitors — even those with legal conceal-and-carry permits — from carrying guns on campus or at University-related, off-campus events."

"David Gross, a local constitutional attorney who helped draft Minnesota’s new conceal-and-carry legislation, said the policy disregards state law and the University could face a lawsuit because of it."
 

MN: Ban Concealed Weapons at the U
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For the record, the Second Amendment of the Constitution — 'A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to bear arms shall not be infringed' — does not give citizens the right to bear arms. In fact, the intent of the Second Amendment was to protect citizens from a tyrannical government by permitting states to form militias. Supreme Court decisions in l876 and 1939 ruled that the right to bear arms was not a right granted by the Constitution. More specifically, in l916 so-called citizen militias were replaced by the National Guard. This was due to the passing of the National Defense Act of 1916; the Act recognizes the National Guard as the militia."

"I feel that I can speak with some credibility on the gun-control issue. I have studied the issue for the past 33 years. My Master of Art’s thesis, 'A study of the rhetorical events leading to the gun control act of 1968,' traces the gun control movement from 1920 to 1968."

"I do not support the conceal-and-carry laws."

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And this pseudo-intellectual hack is teaching students?
 

MN: States and the University have the constitutional right to ban guns
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"In any case, the Second Amendment of the Constitution does not provide for a 'right to self-defense.' The Second Amendment protects, arguably, the right of U.S. citizenry to 'keep and bear arms.' The Second Amendment does not protect the right of the citizenry to use those arms in their self-defense. In fact, the 'right to self-defense' is quite limited, and rightly so. To the best of my knowledge, in all states but Texas, the right to use deadly force is limited to situations where life is being threatened. Some states, like New York, even require that a potential victim take all available opportunities to 'retreat' before the use of deadly force in self-defense is permissible. So, in New York, someone who uses deadly force in self-defense without taking a presented avenue of retreat is guilty of murder. It is not unconstitutional for states to restrict the right of its citizenry to shoot each other, even if it is arguably unconstitutional for states to ban guns."

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Looks like there's no shortage of paranoid, uninformed cowards at the university.
 

MN: A good gun bill [Letter]
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Last letter on the page

"The article 'Minnesota's senators urged to fight gun bill' (July 2) propagates a number of antigun falsehoods."

"The legislation's intent is to save the firearms industry from predatory lawsuits. It does not provide the industry blanket immunity. If a firearm is defective, or if a gun dealer breaks a law, injured parties would be able to file suit."

"This law would not, in any way, protect the diminutive number of distributors or dealers who break the law."
 

'Bad Apples' The Worst Gun Sellers in America [Press Release]
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"Who are the bad apples of the gun industry, and why does Congress want to protect them? On Wednesday, July 16, at 11 AM, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence United with the Million Mom March, in partnership with the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, will host gun violence victims from across the country who have come to urge members of the U.S. Senate to stop S.659, the so-called gun immunity bill. The Brady organization will also release a list of the ten worst gun dealers in America, according to federal crime gun trace data -- dealers that would get special legal protection."
 

SD: Prosecutor launches plan to enforce gun laws and promote safety
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"U.S. Attorney James McMahon launched a statewide program Monday to crack down on gun crimes, promote gun safety and educate people about the consequences of illegal gun use."

" 'This is a program that is not against guns. It's against gun violence,' McMahon said in a Sioux Falls press conference that was presented on video screens in Rapid City and Pierre."

"The South Dakota GunWise campaign was developed as South Dakota's part of President Bush's program to reduce illegal gun use, called Project Safe Neighborhoods, McMahon said."
 

MD: Robbery Attempt Ends in Fatal Shooting
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A would-be robber who tried to hold up a Chinese restaurant in Laurel last night was killed by an employee who pulled his own weapon and fatally shot him, police said.

Police received a call about 9:30 p.m. concerning a robbery in progress at the Oriental Express restaurant at 14713 Baltimore Ave., said Cpl. Tammy Sparkman, a Prince George's County police spokeswoman.

Police said a man had pulled out a gun, grabbed a worker and demanded money. While he held the worker at gunpoint, another employee came out from the kitchen area with a gun and fatally shot the suspect. No one else was injured, Sparkman said.

Police were still on the scene late last night and did not know the identity of the shooting victim, Sparkman said. There were no customers in the restaurant during the shooting, she said.

 

Canada: Shooting renews gun debate
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"As a boy remained in hospital Monday with an air-pistol pellet lodged near his brain, safety and gun-control groups renewed calls to have the realistic-looking firearms banned in Canada." ...

"Research by Therien's group [Canada Safety Council] shows, fake guns are recovered in crime nearly as often as handguns. Each year alone, more than 50 children under age 18 require hospital care for air-gun injuries, he added."

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How many require hospital care for bike injuries? Abuse? Overdoses?
 

NY: NYPD Beefs Up Gun Unit
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"The NYPD has added 20 cops to an elite unit tasked with getting illegal guns off the street after two of its undercover detectives were gunned down." ...

"There had been some speculation in the wake of those killings that the aggressive unit would pull back its activities." ...

"As of July 6, cops had made 2,074 gun-related arrests this year, a 4.3 percent increase compared with the same period last year."

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And how many of those 2074 were citizens defending themselves and their family?
 

WA: Proposal would allow gun ranges in no-shooting zones
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"The Kitsap County Planning Commission will be presented Tuesday with a proposal to allow gun ranges in the county's no-shooting zones."

"The seeming contradiction came out of talks last month between county staffers and gun range operators."

"The rationale for the proposal is that individual gun ranges must meet conditions that prevent the risk of injury that no-shooting zones are intended to address, said Kelly Robinson of the county Department of Community Development."
 

LA: Business owner sues APD after officer allegedly pulls gun on him
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"The owner of an Alexandria janitorial service is suing the Alexandria Police Department, department Chief Tommy Cicardo and eight officers."

"Forest Martin Sr. said he is suing because an Alexandria officer allegedly pulled a gun on him without cause recently."

"Martin, owner of G.I. Maintenance Systems, said the incident began about 10:45 p.m., on May 25 when he and his two sons were emerging from Walker Honda at 6677 Coliseum Blvd. Martin and his sons, Forest and Neal, had been cleaning the Walker Honda building. G.I. Maintenance is a commercial cleaning service."

"Martin said he was locking the door when Officer Robert Distefano and his partner appeared and asked what they were doing at the building."

"After Martin explained that he and his sons were working, the suit said Disefano and his partner drew their guns and pointed them at Martin and his sons."
 

MI: Fugitive never contacted family while running from law, sister said
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"A sister of Scott Woodring said her brother never contacted any of his relatives during the days he spent as a fugitive." ...

"When state police found Woodring in a vehicle about four miles from his home, they ordered him to remain inside, but he emerged with an assault rifle and turned toward the troopers, police said. Five of the eight troopers then fired." ...

"The [family's] statement also said the family believes the entire situation was preventable and that police had a peaceful option to arrest Woodring."
 

MI: Search ends in bloodshed as police kill fugitive
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"Woodring, 40, was in a vehicle parked behind a house on Maple Island Road, just outside Fremont, when an eight-member state police squad acting on a tip surrounded the vehicle around 5 a.m."

"Authorities said that they told him to stay inside, but he got out -- without saying a word -- and turned toward police while holding the gun."

"Police fired, and Woodring died at the scene."
 

TN: When it's O-K to shoot to protect yourself and your family
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"There's debate into when it's O-K to shoot to protect yourself and your family after a recent rash of shootings involving homeowners. One deadly robbery started at the Union Planters Bank on Quince Road and Perkins Friday night. That's when the victim's ATM card didn't work. The suspects took the man to his home just a few blocks away on Dunn Avenue. That's where the victim got a gun and shot the two suspects, killing one. The District Attorney ruled the shooting justifiable homicide but issued a warning about cases like this one. And don't forget the infamous Cat Burglar, gunned down by a home owner in the Hickory Hill area just last month. With a series of home defense shootings this summer, D-A Bill Gibbons wants to make sure the public is aware of the law."

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Armed citizens of Tennessee have done much to stop crime in their areas, and this government parasite is trying to keep criminals safe. Because, after all, petty thieves, who don't overtly threaten lives, need love too.
 

CA: Busy Night for Area Police
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"Gunfire abounded in San Francisco overnight, keeping police in the city's Bayview District busy with several shootings, including one in which a man was killed early this morning, according to police."

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Looks like draconian gun laws in California are doing little to stop gun crime.
 

OR: Firefighters raffling a new rifle
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The Southwestern Oregon Firefighters Association will hold a drawing on Aug. 16 for a Winchester 210 rifle, model 700 BDL, with a Burris Scope and locking gun case. The drawing will be held on stage at the Charleston Seafood Festival.

The $1,000 gun can be seen at Tide Water Shooting Supplies on Broadway Avenue in North Bend. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20 and are available at most fire departments in the area.

Proceeds for the drawing will go toward training scholarships for local firefighters. SWOFFA also contributes to families in cases of firefighter deaths or injuries and when funds allow, contributes to the only burn center in the region, the Emanuel Burn Center in Portland.
 

OH: Early decisions show solidarity among Supreme Court justices
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"A look at 71 of the decisions issued since the court added Associate Justice Maureen O'Connor to the bench in January showed 44 unanimous decisions, and 14 rulings in which only one justice strayed from the super majority."

"On closer decisions, no clear alliances have formed yet between the new members of the court. In 13 decisions with more than one dissenter, Justice Pfeiffer was most likely to be part of the minority, voting against the majority seven times with at least one colleague. All told, Pfeiffer disagreed with the majority 13 times, dissenting in 18 percent of the decisions studied."

"One of the more anticipated decisions remains to be decided, as the court has yet to rule on the constitutionality of Cincinnati's efforts to ban concealed handguns. While lawmakers work to placate gun owners and Gov. Bob Taft, in drafting legislation that would allow Ohioans to carry concealed handguns, the court heard arguments earlier this year regarding the merits of existing laws banning concealed handguns."
 

TX: HPD Officers Appear In Court On Bribery Charges
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"Five Houston police officers charged with taking money from cantina owners in exchange for protection and forewarning of enforcement actions were told by a judge Monday to stay away from those bars."

"Each was charged with engaging in organized criminal activity. The first-degree felony is punishable by life in prison or a sentence of five to 99 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000."
 

NJ: Lautenberg Honored With Building Dedication
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"To honor his years of service to New Jersey, the Newark post office and courthouse were renamed Monday after the state's senior senator, Frank R. Lautenberg." ...

"As senator, Lautenberg earned a reputation for his battles against drunken drivers, cigarette makers, the airline industry, ocean polluters and gun dealers. He wrote laws to ban smoking on airplanes, to establish a .08 blood alcohol content as the national standard for drunken driving laws and to end dumping of raw sewage into waterways."

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In other words, Lautenberg is a socialist, sub-American slime.
 

MD: Annapolis To Vote On Toy Guns Tonight
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The Annapolis City Council will decide the fate of toy guns tonight.

City Alderwoman Cynthia Carter wants to limit the sale and possession of toy guns within the city limits. It all stems from an incident in April when an 8-year-old was arrested for trying to hold up a video store with a toy gun.

The Annapolis City Attorney's Office has been researching the bill, which is modeled after similar a law in New York City where the only legal toy guns are those that are transparent and bright in color.
 

SC: Woman escapes would-be robbers, police say
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"A guest in a motel escaped from three teen-agers who had entered her room about and tried to rob her at gunpoint, authorities say."

"Lt. Gambrell said that a 35-year-old woman told police that three teen-agers carrying guns broke into the room she shared with another guest, demanding money. He said the teens, two males between 5-feet-8 and 6 feet tall and a female, threatened to kill the woman if she did not cooperate."
 

Thailand: Gangsters shoot dead informers
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"Two informers were killed in separate attacks on Sunday evening, raising fears for the safety of people who supply information to the authorities."

"The first attack was reported in Cho Airong district where Ahwaekueji Doko, 41, was shot and killed while riding his motorcycle."

"Ahwaekueji was hit by six bullets _ four in the back, one in the head and one in the chest, police said. Cartridge casings from a .38 pistol were found nearby."
 

NV: Throwing Out the Rules
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"Is the constitution inconvenient? That's what the Nevada supreme court thinks. In a 6-1 decision handed down Thursday, the Court held that the state legislature may disregard a constitutional provision requiring a 2/3 majority to increase taxes. The Court declared that 'when a procedural requirement that is general in nature prevents funding for a basic, substantive right,' such as public education, 'the procedure must yield.' "
 

NJ: Fund-raisers help man cited for killing bear
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"A man cited for shooting a 400-pound black bear on his property last month in northwestern New Jersey is getting belated support from the community.

"Two groups have staged fund-raisers to help defray Patrick P. Flynn Jr.'s legal costs." ...

"The West Milford Hunting Alliance and Ted Nugent's United Sportsmen of America scheduled a musical fund-raiser during the weekend, with half the proceeds slated for Flynn."

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Note: 7/9 NJ Fish & Game authorizes 10,000 black bear permits because they are a nuisance.
 

Free State Project Sets Vote Date, Garners Endorsements
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"The Free State Project, the effort to sign up 20,000 advocates of limited government to move to a single state, passed the 4,000-member mark early this month. The intermediate goal of the Free State Project (FSP) has been to reach 5,000 commitments, at which point members will vote among the ten 'candidate states,' Alaska, Delaware, Idaho, Maine, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, and Wyoming. Once the group reaches 20,000 commitments, members have five years in which to move to the chosen state; however, some members have already indicated that they will move as soon as the state is chosen."

"Because of rapid growth, the FSP has set a date for their vote. The deadline to sign up to participate in the vote is August 15, by which time the FSP should have over 5,000 members according to projections." ...
 

Pratt: Choirboys they are not
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"The anti-self-defense lobby wants us to think that guns make good guys go bad. As we can see from just the San Francisco data, most crime victims are far from being choirboys. And of course, other data tell us that their attackers are not in the choir either."

"A Philadelphia think tank (Public/Private Ventures) conducted a survey of individuals who were arrested for murder in that city during 1996-1999. The survey found that 90 percent of the suspected murderers had a criminal history."

"Don Kates, in an article entitled 'Do Guns Cause Crime?' (Center for History and News Media, July 2, 2002), reports that 'Though only 15% of Americans have criminal records, roughly 90 percent of adult murderers have adult records, with an average career of six or more adult crimes, including four major felonies.' "

"If you ever fall afoul of one of these 'choirboys,' it would be better for you to have a gun in spite of the chatterers at the Brady Center. As Gary Kleck reports in his book Point Blank, non-resisters to violent attack are two and a half times more likely to be injured than one resisting with a gun."
 

Lost In Translation
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"This is the story of hundreds, if not thousands, of foreign language documents that the FBI neglected to translate before and after the Sept.11 attacks because of problems in its language department - documents that detailed what the FBI heard on wiretaps and learned during interrogations of suspected terrorists."

"Sibel Edmonds, a translator who worked at the FBI's language division, says the documents weren't translated because the division was riddled with incompetence and corruption."

"Edmonds was fired last year after reporting her concerns to FBI officials. She told her story behind closed doors to investigators in Congress and to the Justice Department. Last October, she told her story to Correspondent Ed Bradley."
 

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