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CA: State changing rules on spying
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"California law-enforcement officers are getting new march-ing orders in combating terrorism: Don't collect intelligence on religious and political activities without clear suspicion that people or groups are involved in a crime."

"On Monday, state Attorney General Bill Lockyer promised sweeping new guidelines on intelligence gathering and surveillance of people not suspected of crimes."

"Lockyer's commitment trailed 19 months of pressure by civil libertarians and a series of reports by ANG Newspapers showing how state intelligence analysts issued warnings about political protest groups."

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So Lockyer is finally going to acknowlege "the right of the people peaceably to assemble"?
 

U.N. seeking global gun control?
Submitted by: John Fansler

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"A U.N. group is working toward establishment of an international system to register and regulate civilian possession of firearms, according to a former congressman."

"The ultimate aim of many members of the conference on small arms is to outlaw personal ownership of guns altogether, said Georgia Republican Bob Barr..."
 

NJ: Paintball Gun Attack Near Trenton
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A group of teenage boys armed with paintball guns chased a homeless man and shot him several times during an attack that authorities said would be investigated as a bias crime."

"Kevin Smith lost his left eye in the attack. Authorities said a car with its lights off pulled up near Smith, and about four or five black youths then left the vehicle and called out 'hey, white boy.' "
 

India: Hello choppers. Goodbye guns
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"They may be low-tech, but they’re highly deadly. After a decade of discard, choppers are back to being the mafia’s favourite weapon. And the reason why mankind’s most primitive weapon is scoring over sophisticated pistols and revolvers in Mumbai is simple: The attacker is punished less if caught."

"An attacker with a gun faces charges of armed robbery or even the Arms Act. That’s at least two years in jail and at times, no arbitration."

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This is what happens when one method of murder is vilified over another - the murderers begin to find other ways, to avoid harsher punishments. Consider Project "Safe" Neighborhoods.
 

NJ: New Jersey Coalition for Self Defense Statement (Press Release)
Submitted by: R.E. Parker

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"There is a theme common to these two incidents: the victims were defenseless because of government or corporate edict."

"Lockheed-Martin prohibits employees from carrying weapons. States such as California and New Jersey prohibit just about any type of tool for self defense, especially firearms. History continues to prove that a disarmed population is a recipe for tragedy. Although two employees tried to disarm Douglas Williams, when a unarmed person tries to subdue an armed person, the result is both predictable, and unfortunate."
 

How Campus Censors Squelch Freedom of Speech
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Cal Poly is but one of hundreds of campuses that penalize student speech of which they disapprove. This censorship regime has attracted little attention since the mid-1990s, after successful legal challenges at the University of Michigan, the University of Wisconsin, and Stanford University seemed to foretell the demise of speech codes."

"But in fact, campus censorship lives on, often justified under the guise of enforcing vague rules against racial or sexual 'harassment.' Administrators typically interpret these rules to encompass any speech that offends nonwhite students or insults the left-liberal-radical-feminist-postmodernist orthodoxies of the academic class. The rules are typically enforced by campus kangaroo courts with no semblance of fairness."
 

FIJA and the Second Amendment
Submitted by: Don Doig
Website: http://www.fija.org

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"We frequently hear the proposition that in the line of defense of our liberties, first is the ballot box, then the soap box, then the jury box, and finally, failing all else, the cartridge box."

"The latter two really are the enforcement mechanisms for the Constitution and the Bill of Rights."

"An informed jury can and should be the means by which the right to freedom of speech is defended, as in the case of John Peter Zenger. An informed jury could protect against improper search and seizure, secure free exercise of religion, the right peaceably to assemble, and freedom from excessive fines and cruel and unusual punishment. Trial by jury also protects all those rights not specifically enumerated, but covered by the Ninth Amendment."

"An informed jury can also act to secure the right to keep and bear arms, by protecting citizens against prosecutions which would deny that right. I have read where there are something like 20,000 gun control laws on the books, all or nearly all of which are arguably unconstitutional."
 

Metal Storm: Rise of the Machines
Submitted by: David Adams
Website: http://www.vasportsmen.org

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"For three bullets to leave the barrel in one shot takes 1/500th of a second--an equivalent of 60,000 rounds per minute. Keeping this in mind, O'Dwyer has taken the notion of in-line stacking to even greater heights. New applications of Metal Storm technology include a successfully tested 6-barrel 9mm system that fires at a rate of 240,000 rounds per minute and a 36-barrel prototype that fired a burst of 180 rounds at a rate of more than one million rounds per minute. But it's not just 9mm weapons being tested. Both 40mm grenade launcher prototypes and 60mm mortar rounds have been fired at similar rates."

"So advanced is the technology that Zink says he isn't worried about possible competition. Indeed, the official 'vision statement' of Metal Storm refers not to "next-generation" but rather "generation-after-next" defense systems for Australia's armed forces as well as the United States 'to enhance national security.' The company's chief concern is to make sure the technology is safeguarded from 'potential enemies.' "
 

NH: New law protects guns makers, sellers from trial lawyers
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"Granite State gun manufacturers and sellers can no longer be sued for damages caused by the misuse of their products under a bill signed into law yesterday by Gov. Craig Benson."

"New Hampshire joins about 30 other states in limiting the liability of gun and ammunition makers, distributors, dealers and importers. Similar federal legislation, co-sponsored by all four members of the New Hampshire delegation, is pending."
 

Moose, Duncan Join Push Against 'Gun Immunity' Bill
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Relatives of some of the sniper victims are speaking out against gun violence.

They are on Capitol Hill lobbying senators against passage of Senate Bill S-659, which critics label a gun immunity bill.

It would protect gun makers and dealers from certain lawsuits. The goal is keeping victims of gun violence from holding gun manufacturers or sellers responsible for the actions of people using their products.

Montgomery County Executive Doug Duncan, former Police Chief Charles Moose and leaders from the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and the Million Mom March joined the families and others affected by gun violence to speak out.

The measure has 53 co-sponsors in the Senate. A similar measure has already passed the House.
 

UK: Yard blitz on gun crime
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"Two Yardie gang leaders were arrested today as Scotland Yard launched a massive blitz on London gun crime."

"Heavily-armed officers in body protection swooped on 13 addresses in north-west London in an operation codenamed Nightlight."

"Neighbourhoods were sealed off and roads closed as police used battering rams to break down reinforced front doors."

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London almost sounds like a futuristic maximum security prison a la Escape From New York. And this is supposed to be a haven of gun control?
 

MA: Police chief concedes to issuing gun permits
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"Police Chief Raymond L. O’Berg conceded to the City Council’s week-old demand last night to order his department to resume accepting gun permit applications."

"But the chief warned that his staff still has a four to six-month backlog of permit applications already and that there will be delays processing any new applications."

"O’Berg called for a moratorium on new applications starting July 1 after losing one of the three full-time clerks in his office due to budget cuts."
 

Canada: Gun program told of flaws in external audit of registry's finances
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"Auditor General Sheila Fraser's office privately warned the Justice Department last February that it was misleading Parliament and the public by claiming an independent accounting review of the firearms program proved the registry's financial records were accurate."

"Ms. Fraser's officials also challenged the department's claim, which had been repeated by Justice Minister Martin Cauchon in the House of Commons, that the KPMG accountants' review confirmed the department had systems in place to ensure the 'integrity and completeness' of the troubled registry's accounting, government documents show."
 

South Africa: Hout Bay children in support of Gun Free SA
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"Children from Hout Bay in the Cape Peninsula have come out in support of the national campaign against the use of firearms, by handing in their toy guns."

"Its part of celebrations of Gun-Free South Africa's support of government's destruction of nearly 400 000 surplus small arms since 2001."

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Brainwash them early! That way they will get used to the idea that governments will disarm the peaceable and leave them at the mercy of criminals.
 

NJ: Gun shop by school can stay, judge says
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"A Ridgefield gun shop can remain open, despite being next to an elementary school, a judge has ruled."

"State Superior Court Judge Jonathan Harris criticized Ridgefield officials Friday for issuing a building permit to gun shop owner Ron Granito, then passing an ordinance changing its zoning laws to close him down."

"As a result, the judge, sitting in Hackensack, ruled that Granito's business can remain open and is not in violation of the borough's zoning ordinance."
 

Canada: Gun registry helps police locate stolen rifle at local store
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A more accurate headline should read: Registry fails to identify stolen rifle first two times]

"Police told Wes Winkel, the manager of Ellwood Epps Sporting Goods Store, that the rifle, which had been reported stolen in Quebec in 1992, is now part of an armed robbery investigation."

"Winkel said no one at the Canadian Firearms Centre flagged the used rifle in May when he transferred ownership of the gun after buying it from an Ontario man who had registration papers."

"In fact, the centre OK’d the transfer and later faxed him a reference number."

"The national registry apparently had both the model and registration number of the stolen gun on file."

"But staff at the call centre in New Brunswick only noticed the weapon had been reported stolen when Winkel tried to sell it to a customer on Friday."
 

IL: Gun-carrying undercover police anger judge in Wheeler case
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"Cook County judge on Tuesday scolded Northwestern University officials for secretly dispatching armed undercover police to witnesses' depositions in the wrongful death lawsuit of deceased football player Rashidi Wheeler, saying she was 'absolutely appalled' by the university's actions."...

"What if something happened and all of a sudden someone whipped out a gun?" ...

"Flanagan told university lawyers that even sheriff's deputies are forbidden from carrying guns in courtrooms unless a judge's life has been threatened."

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Consider the absurdity: the panty-wetting judge doesn't even trust professional LEOs with firearms in her court, but is willing to put aside her extreme hoplophobia if one of them has to defend her own worthless hide.
 

South Africa: Activists decry way of the gun
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"Gun free South Africa (GFSA) supporters are to take to the streets today to promote the government's efforts to create a safer South Africa."

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A safer South Africa? A South Africa where the law-abiding are rendered defenseless by the state against armed thugs? Is that their definition of "safer?"
 

UK: Mother issues gun crime warning
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"The mother of murdered teenager Letisha Shakespeare told a group of Birmingham schoolchildren yesterday about the importance of steering clear of the growing gun culture in Britain's inner cities." [emphasis added]

"Letisha and college friend Charlene Ellis were shot dead outside a party to celebrate New Year in the Aston area of the city on January 2."

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Strange to have a growing gun culture in a country where private ownership of firearms is nearly non-existent.
 

Canada: Easy to see how air gun incident came to pass
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"The debate sparked by the senseless air gun shooting of a five-year-old Toronto boy this past weekend is unlikely to die down soon – and it shouldn’t." ...

"The incident, which resulted in three people being charged, has sparked outrage and debate over whether air guns should be more tightly regulated." ...

"Toronto police Chief Fantino has stopped short of saying the guns should be banned. His reasoning is that if a garden rake is used as a weapon in a crime, garden rakes shouldn’t be outlawed, or if a knife is used in crime, knives shouldn’t be outlawed."
 

TSA handgun contract draws ire of firearms makers
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"Through a series of missteps, the Transportation Security Administration has run afoul of the world's leading gun manufacturers in an attempt to award a three-year, $5 million contract for the semiautomatic handguns it plans to give commercial airline pilots to defend their cockpits."

"The agency drew the heaviest fire after it appeared to bow to pressure from the office of Rep. J. D. Hayworth, R-Ariz., to drop a possible deal with the Austrian gunmaker Glock and focus instead on buying guns from venerable Smith & Wesson, an American-owned firm based in Hayworth's district."
 

Philippines: Abolish PNP, get a serious president
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"If there is a vestige of President Arroyo’s 'strong republic' left, PNP chief Hermogenes Ebdane should have been instantly booted out and ordered to be locked up -- together with all the officers and men who were on guard duty on the Monday night shift -- but only in the same cells that al-Ghozi and his friends escaped from. At least the cops no longer have the key to that one. It is with al-Ghozi."

"But instead we have the television spectacle of a flustered Ebdane limply waving at the whirring cameras a paper with the picture of al-Ghozi and the two other terrorists who escaped with him, declaring that anybody with a gun was entitled to shoot all three on sight."

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All of a sudden these tyrants are realizing the value of armed citizens. Too bad it's after they decided to implement a gun ban and disarm them.
 

MN: Not financially independent
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Third letter from the bottom.

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Did anyone else find the July 12 article " 'U' regents ban weapons from campuses, events" amusing? Apparently University of Minnesota attorneys believe the school can ban weapons because, under the Minnesota Constitution, "the university is independent from the State." At the same meeting, the board approved preliminary plans to ask the 2004 Legislature for $160 million in capital funding.

I just find it interesting that the university can claim independence from a state law passed by the same Legislature that it is now going to for additional funding.

 

Canada: Replica guns should be banned
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"It’s time the governments moved to ban replica firearms, or 'toy' guns, because of the inherent dangers associated with them."

"These fake guns are readily available and can be purchased without question at many retail stores."

"They don’t require a licence to operate, and are not classed as firearms so they would not show up on the national gun registry — that flawed piece of legislation that has to date cost taxpayers close to $1 billion instead of the estimated $2-million."
 

Bulgaria: Bulgaria Banned Guns in Entertainment Clubs 10 p.m. - 6 a.m.
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Bulgarian parliament adopted Wednesday law amendments that ban people in the country from carrying firearms in clubs and bars from 10 p.m. from 6 a.m.

However, the amendments abolished some of the requirements for getting a permit to carry firearms. People in Bulgaria will no longer pass mental status tests and "misuse of drugs and alcohol" could no longer be a reason for refusing to give the permit.

Other negative factors, including "systematically disturbing peace" and "putting national security in danger" were also repealed.
 

OH: Surprise connection: Ohio's 'affirmative defense' law and the Gray Davis recall
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"Groups opposing the Gray Davis recall effort in California recently unearthed references to a firearm arrest in U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa's background. It turned out to have occurred the night of Dec. 1, 1972, while Issa was driving with a woman student in Lenawee Co., MI."

"Issa explained to the arresting officer, he was carrying the handgun because it was legal in his home state of Ohio, where he said anyone could carry a concealed handgun if there was a justifiable reason."
 

New Ruger Art Book Available
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"The private art collection of the late William B. Ruger is now available for all to admire through a 200-page, hardcover book entitled After The Hunt, The Art Collection Of William B. Ruger. Adrienne Ruger Conzelman, granddaughter of Ruger, has cataloged 83 photos that depict the American West, hunting, wildlife, landscapes, and historical scenes."

"Some of the artists included are Fredric Sackrider Remington, Maxfield Parrish, Albert Bierstadt, and Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait. Seth Eastman's Winnebago Encampment, Alexander Phimister Proctor's The Indian Warrior, and Frank Tenney Johnson's Cowboy on Horseback are examples of the quality of work present in the collection. Peter H. Hassrick and Linda S. Ferber also contribute introductory essays."
 

OH: Practicing 'safe storage' results in accident during attempted robbery
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"A Texas man was shot in the leg yesterday when his brother-in-law was loading a revolver and it went off as the two were trying to ward off three masked burglars, Toledo police said." ...

"Maryland residents will likely never forget the difficulty then-Governor Parris Glendening had trying to remove a trigger lock at a press conference. Toledoans now have their own experience with how 'safe storage' endangers the people it is intended to protect."

"Had the firearm been loaded when the home invasion occurred, the much more likely result would have been the detention of the three robbers until police arrived, with NO ONE being shot."
 

A Constitution Just For Kids
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"For students stumped by 'ex post facto' and put off by 'thereofs' and 'hereins,' a congressional staffer has translated the Constitution into modern, plain language." ...

"Lupu also questioned the translation's version of the much-disputed Second Amendment, which includes the phrase 'citizens have the right to own firearms.' "

"A lot of people believe the amendment was intended only to protect the rights of states to maintain militias and not to guarantee a right to ordinary citizens..."
 

DC: Hatch Introduces Legislation to Repeal District's Handgun Ban
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"The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee wants District residents to be able to own handguns, reviving the pitched debate over gun control in a city with some of the toughest restrictions in the nation."

"The D.C. Personal Protection Act, introduced Tuesday by Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah), would repeal the District's ban on handguns, end strict registration requirements for ammunition and other firearms and lift prohibitions on the possession or carrying of weapons at homes and workplaces. The legislation would also loosen the District's definition of machine guns, possession of which is now subject to additional sanction."
 

Brady Campaign names bad gun dealers
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The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and the Million Mom March Wednesday identified 10 gun dealers who sold high numbers of weapons used in crimes.

National crime gun trace data from 1989 through 1996 gathered by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives indicate the following gun dealers sold the highest numbers of crime guns in America and exhibited crime gun tracing patterns that officials consider indicative of gun trafficking.

--Baddger Outdoors Inc., West Milwaukee, Wis.

--Realco Guns Inc., Forestville, Md.

--Southern Police Equipment Co. Inc., Richmond, Va.

--Atlantic Gun & Tackle, Bedford Heights, Ohio.

--Colosimo's Inc., Philadelphia, Pa.

--Don's Guns & Galleries Inc., Indianapolis, Ind.

--Breit & Johnson Sporting Goods Inc., Elmwood Park, Ill.

--Trader Sports Inc., San Leandro, Calif.

--Miller's Dealers Outlet, Tucson, Ariz.

--Turner's Outdoorsman, Chino, Calif.
 

OH: Dayton officer fired; man struck suspect with gun
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"Dayton police Chief William P. McManus fired an officer Monday after he found the officer struck a man with his gun following a January police chase."

"The suspect, tailed following a West Carrollton credit union robbery, had crashed his car when Officer Andrew Clark ran up to him, struck him, then holstered his gun and handcuffed him."

"Clark's acts were caught by a camera attached to a West Carrollton police cruiser."

"Clark also lied to internal affairs investigators McManus said."
 

NY: Man injured in Elmsford home invasion
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"Police say about six men kicked down the door of an Elmsford home and once inside, attacked the homeowner."

"Police responded to the home minutes later. Cops aren't sure if the men had a gun, but say a stick was used to hit the victim over the head. Police say someone called 911 at around noon Wednesday saying their was a shooting, but that turned out to be false."

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Six attackers. Why would anyone need a normal capacity (15 round) magazine for this?
 

OH: Another German Village Business Robbed
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"Robbers targeted a German Village business for the second time in eight days."

"Two armed robbers held up Pat Geiger at her herb store Wednesday. Last week robbers targeted a bank."

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Concealed Carry Now!
 

CA: More than 100 people march in protest of San Jose shooting
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"More than 100 people gathered today at the home of a woman who was shot by San Jose police before marching to City Hall and police headquarters to protest the slaying." ...

"The mother of two was shot Sunday night at her East Taylor Street duplex. Officers had been sent there to investigate a report of an unsupervised child. They fired a single shot to her chest after she allegedly threatened them with what appeared to be a cleaver."
 

MA: Fees increases may be costly
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"Part of the cost of the no-new-taxes budget enacted by the Legislature is a dizzying array of new and increased fees for everything from attending a state college to parking at a commuter rail station."

"But too many of the fees now being increased are simply cash cows for depleted public treasuries, bearing no relation to the cost of the service." ...

"A case in point is the 300 percent increase in the fee to obtain a Firearms Identification Card, from $25 to $100, renewable every four years."
 

MD: Carter's proposal on toy guns: Good intentions, bad bill
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"Mrs. Carter's measure, which has been referred to a City Council committee, would make it a misdemeanor to possess, sell, lend or use toy guns that closely resemble real firearms. But what good would it do?" [emphasis added]

"Long-standing federal law already requires that toy guns be clearly distinguishable from the real thing."

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Now apply this logic to the various other "gun control" measures in your state.
 

MD: State fights gun lawsuit by child-killer's ex-wife
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"Lisa Spicknall filed the $20 million lawsuit claiming negligence by state police and two county agencies played a role in the slayings of Destiny and Richard."

"Ms. Spicknall had a court protective order against her then-husband, but the information was either never entered or deleted from a state computer database, allowing Spicknall to buy a handgun, she claims."

"A lawyer said an internal audit of the system completed before the shootings indicated an error rate of 85.7 percent."

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Another failure of the state - and of a piece of paper - to protect the innocent against armed criminals.
 

Canada: Local man gives feds the 'full Monty'
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"Since the beginning of the year, Montague and other CUFOA members have all mailed in letters of non-compliance, and now that the latest extension deadline for mailing in a letter of intent to register has passed, they plan to go the distance once again."

"On July 9, the group stopped in Dryden as they crossed the country on their Sea to Sea Mobile Rally. Montague, as well as CUFOA president Jim Turnbull, Joe Gingrich, Al Muir, Ed Hudson and Jack Wilson, all left their home provinces to pay a visit to each of Canada's provincial legislative buildings with a message - they will not comply."

"Each of the men is offering up a video of them holding their firearms, and a sworn statement that they own a firearm that is not registered; that they did not send a letter of intent to register and have no intention of ever registering their firearms."
 

MA: Seashore defends pheasant hunt
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"A federal judge yesterday heard arguments from animal rights groups that want to prohibit pheasant hunting at the Cape Cod National Seashore in the belief that it violates its management plan."

"U.S. District Court Judge Patti Saris declined to issue a temporary restraining order stopping the hunt last fall, saying there was too little time before hunting season to fully consider the matter."
 

PA: Rangers taught a history lesson
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"Jake Browne yesterday holds the same sign in the same area south of Independence Hall where a ranger last Saturday said he could not protest, calling it a First-Amendnment-Free Zone."

"THE DAY AFTER the opening of the National Constitution Center, Jake Browne learned of two rights apparently guaranteed to the rangers who patrol Independence National Historical Park:"

"The right to be ignorant of U.S. laws you're protecting."

"And the right to be a bully."
 

Kenya: Six die as villagers ambush the police
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"Two policemen and four civilians died in a fierce gun battle when 400 villagers foiled an operation to disarm them."

"The fight broke out at dawn when police raided homes at Lopoding village, in Turkana District, to recover illegal guns."

"The contingent – drawn from the regular police, General Service Unit and the Administration Police – were beaten back by the residents who were armed with AK-47 assault rifles and sub-machine guns."
 

CA: Eight killed as car plows through Santa Monica farmers market
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"A car driven by an elderly man plowed through a crowded farmers market Wednesday, killing eight people and injuring up to 45 others."

"The car left a trail of death, injury and destruction along three downtown blocks that were closed for the street market, catching victims by surprise, according to witnesses."

"Police Chief James T. Butts Jr. said eight people were killed, 15 were critically injured and another 20 to 30 people suffered moderate or minor injuries."
 

MI: Bang, bang, my baby shot me down…
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"What would you do if a seven-year-old walked into a store where you were working and brandished a gun and said he was robbing the place? I’d slap his rear and take him home to his mother. Liberals shake in their shoes and misplace their backbones with legislation to ban toy guns." ...

"Alderman Carter has introduced legislation to not only ban all toy guns, but also fine parents of any children caught playing with them even in their own yards. What a senseless abuse of government power!"
 

NY: Fabolous Plans To Sue New York For False Arrest
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"Fabolous plans to sue the city of New York for $5 million, according to a notice filed by his lawyer." ...

"Fabolous and four other people in the van were arrested on weapons charges, including bodyguard Rodger Renrick of Brooklyn. Renrick claimed the gun was his own and provided proof of ownership as well as a license to carry it, Fabolous' attorney, Alberto Ebanks, said. Despite the fact that Renrick's license is good only in Massachusetts, the bodyguard's claim of ownership should have resolved the charges against Fabolous and his companions, Ebanks said."
 

WI: Police Describe Second Suspect in Diamond Heist
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"Fond du Lac police are asking the public for help to find two men suspected of robbing a jewelry store last week. An estimated $200,000 worth of diamonds and bridal sets were stolen from Uffenbeck Diamonds."

"The store owner says one of the robbers approached a clerk and doused him with pepper spray, then threatened the clerk that he had a gun. No gun was seen."
 

WA: FBI Doing Gun Roundup To Try To Solve Tom Wales Murder
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"Gun owners say the FBI is rounding up pistols in a nationwide effort to solve the murder of Tom Wales, a federal prosecutor from Seattle."
 

SD: Gun Smarts
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"A new awareness campaign has dramatically cut the rate of gun crime in other parts of the country, and South Dakota's U.S. Attorney James McMahon says it will do the same here. On Monday, the U.S. Attorney kicked off the South Dakota GunWise law awareness campaign in South Dakota aimed at convicts, teens and their parents. But there's a lot more to this campaign than just TV and radio spots." ...
 

Brazil: Brazilians set to vote on banning gun sales
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"Brazil's Congress is poised to tighten gun controls in an effort to cut one of the highest murder rates in the world."

"The legislation would introduce prison sentences for illegal gun ownership and prohibit bearing guns in public. It would call for a plebiscite, only the second under Brazil's 1988 constitution, on a complete ban of arms sales."
 

Airport-screener recruiters had lavish digs. The Transportation Security Administration is faulted.
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"Investigators are looking into why the Transportation Security Administration paid a contractor to house recruiters for airport screeners at resort hotels featuring golf courses, pools and spas."

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Your tax dollars at work: Government agency hires incompetent thieves to rifle through your luggage and molest you at airports, while sending those who hire said incompetents to lavish hotels to live it up.
 

What is the Warrior Spirit? And Do You Have It?
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"The legally defensively armed unorganized Militia member faces analogous paradoxes. He must exert a high level of self-control. Petty offenses and insults can’t be allowed to goad one into an unwarranted armed confrontation. An exceptional level of skill must be attained in the use of the legal defensive firearm. If one must shoot, the shots must be expertly placed. It would be better to endure a mugging than to shoot three innocent bystanders in the process of stopping an illegal assault."
 

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