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We The People's 'Battle Weapons'....
Submitted by: GunhowOnTheNet.com
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"The 1st and 2nd Amendments are We The People's primary battle weapons. We MUST not allow further encroachments on them. Even if the attack is against our worst enemies. We must do everything in our power, to regain them and protect them from further encroachment."

"The founders of our country were well aware of this fact, as evidenced by the patriot Thomas Paine;"

"'He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.'"

"Prior to the aforementioned 'Act', in fact up until the time of WWII, the armed American citizen was the true 'Homeland Security'. This fact needs to become reality once again, our freedoms and liberties have an absolute dependence upon it." ...
 

IL: Off-duty officer shoots suspects
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"An off-duty Chicago officer opened fire on two men who tried to mug him early Sunday morning. Police are searching for one suspect."

"The officer was returning home about 3:30 a.m. Sunday when he noticed a green Dodge caravan in his alley with three men inside. One man -- armed with a 38-caliber revolver -- came up to the officer's car door -- but was knocked down. Another man pulled a semi-automatic pistol -- but it misfired. The officer began shooting as both men tried to run. The driver took off." ...

"The unidentified officer was not injured in the holdup attempt and the suspects' injuries are described as not life-threatening."
 

OH: Another reason not to disarm the lawful at park borders (OFCC)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The Springfield News Sun has a story from earlier this week that puts an emphasis on exactly why gun owners, and specifically those who carry concealed, shouldn't be prohibited from entering a park or just about any other public area. From the newspaper's website:"

"Shakura Afiya Walker, 26, was found by a Springfield Police Division officer about 6:30 a.m., lying on her stomach in the grass on the north side of Davey Moore Park ..." ...

"The story goes on to report that the victim suffered a broken nose, facial fractures, and a brain hemorrhage. Serious bodily harm is an understatement in this case. While the attack may or may not have taken place in the park, the people who did this were in that park either to inflict the pain or to dump the victim where they wouldn't be seen. ..."
 

OH: Mayors fear bill would allow guns in parks
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"Mayors in Cuyahoga County fear that state lawmakers soon will rob them of the right to bar gun owners from packing pistols in the park."

"A bill approved by the House would strictly limit city control over the carrying of concealed weapons, which was legalized by a state law two years ago. The Senate is considering slightly different legislation."

State Sen. Joy Padgett, a Coshocton Republican, said the state has to tighten the ground rules for carrying concealed weapons because varying city laws leave gun owners uncertain as to where they may tread. With each city adopting different rules, gun owners don't know what's legal as they cross municipal boundaries." ...
 

OH: Cuyahoga County Mayors Using Scare Tactics (OFCC)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Imagine that you want to scare the public into being opposed to a gun law in Ohio. What would you do? It seems that the Cuyahoga County Mayors and City Managers Association is throwing up a red flag that House Bill 347 would 'prohibit cities from banning concealed guns in public parks' as if they do that today."

"While HB347 would in fact prohibit local governments from enacting or enforcing gun laws it wouldn't take away a city or village's ability to prohibit concealed firearms in local parks -- they have not been able to do that since concealed carry became a general law in Ohio in April of 2004." ...
 

NY: New York Panel OKs Pistol-Packing Judges
Submitted by: RPA-PAC
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"It's one way to assure order in the court. The New York state Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics has ruled that it is permissible for judges to pack a pistol beneath their robes while on the bench."

"'From an ethical standpoint, there is no prohibition ... barring you from carrying a firearm while performing your duties on the bench,' the committee said in a decision published in this week's New York Law Journal."

"Judges would have to comply with existing laws to bring a gun into court." ...
 

MI: Lansing officer pleads guilty, placed on paid leave
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A Lansing police officer faces up to one year in jail after pleading guilty to conspiracy to contribute to the delinquency of children.

James Lanfrankie, a 10-year employee of the Lansing Police Department, pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor Monday.

Lanfrankie, 47, of Perrinton is on paid administrative leave (on Wednesday) from his $53,254-a-year job pending an internal investigation.

“We consider the charges against him to be very serious, and we don’t tolerate that type of conduct from our employees,” Capt. Ray Hall said.

"A Lansing police officer faces up to one year in jail after pleading guilty to conspiracy to contribute to the delinquency of children."

"James Lanfrankie, a 10-year employee of the Lansing Police Department, pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor Monday."

"Lanfrankie, 47, of Perrinton is on paid administrative leave from his $53,254-a-year job pending an internal investigation."

"'We consider the charges against him to be very serious, and we don’t tolerate that type of conduct from our employees,' Capt. Ray Hall said."

"Hall would not comment on the details of the crime due to the pending investigation." ...
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Submitter's note - pled down to conspiracy to do something improper to kids, and now he's on paid vacation? Nobody told his employer until AFTER his guilty plea?
 

TN: Memphis Police collect guns at Saturday turn-in
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"They arrived in all shapes and sizes. Handguns, shot guns, old and new. Guns and ammunition, off the streets for good."

"Police officials said the gun turn in program ... was an efficient way for the MPD to collect an arsenal that might otherwise be used against them, or other citizens."

"'Our job becomes tougher the more guns that are out there, especially the guns that we don't know about,' Said Lt. James Rudolph." ...

"James Chechings was ready to part with a few pistols handed down by older family members. 'This is something I've wanted to do for a while but each time I missed the deadline so I was determined this time to get them out of my possession,' he said." ...
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Submitter's Note: And another hardened desperado turns in the tools of his violent trade and decides to walk the straight and narrow. At least that's what the cops would have us believe.
 

NJ: Hoboken's top woman cop is ousted
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A 21-year veteran of the Police Department and the city's only female captain has resigned after a 14-month internal investigation revealed that she frequently failed to report for work and refused to follow other protocols, according to police records."

"Karen Dimonde ... resigned from the department effective July 1."

"As part of her exit agreement, Dimonde has agreed to reimburse the city $36,000 - the amount of salary she received while absent from her post, records show. She was also demoted to the rank of police officer." ...

"Dimonde, who earned $127,866 a year, will continue to receive half her annual salary as pension but will not receive health benefits, police said." ...
 

PA: City's call for police help gets no reply
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Saying gun violence is overwhelming Philadelphia, members of the city's delegation to the state House are urging Gov. Rendell to send at least 50 state troopers to assist city police through the end of the summer." ...

"As of yesterday, there have been 204 homicides in Philadelphia this year, according to police. During the same period last year, there were 193, police said, noting a 5.7 percent increase."

"In a letter sent to the governor's office in May, 23 members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from Philadelphia urged Rendell to send the troopers to the city."

"Evans and Reps. Jewell Williams and Harold James yesterday said the delegation had not received a response from the governor's office." ...
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Submitter's Note: Just what part of no duty to protect do these pols not understand?
 

NJ: Rogue ex-trooper voices remorse
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Disgraced former state trooper Moises Hernandez couldn't hold back the tears as he addressed the court yesterday before being sentenced for dealing drugs, laundering money and threatening witnesses."

"Wearing a tailored brown suit his wife had dropped off for him earlier in the week, Hernandez had to pause several times as he read from a piece of paper." ...

"Yesterday morning, he was sentenced to 24 years ..."

"An undercover State Police trooper turned drug dealer, Hernandez, 39, was convicted April 27 of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and marijuana, witness tampering, official misconduct, money laundering and racketeering conspiracy."

"With good behavior, Hernandez could be eligible for parole in five years." ...
 

DC: FBI, Police: Robbery Guns Smuggled Back From Iraq
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A gang that carried out a series of brazen bank robberies in the region two years ago used high-powered weapons smuggled into the U.S. by a soldier from the battlefields of Iraq, investigators told the Washington Post."

"The FBI and local police are focusing on several AK-47s used in some of the heists in the District of Columbia and Prince George's County, Md., the Post reported Sunday."

"The fully automatic assault rifles are plentiful and inexpensive in Iraq, and law enforcement officials are concerned that more of the battle weapons could end up being used in crimes in the United States." ...
 

IN: Missing gun, items recovered; Questions remain
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A handgun, handcuffs and stereo stolen from a Monroe County reserve deputy's car have been recovered."

"The officer who turned them in has lost his job."

"And police and the Monroe County prosecutor are at odds about how the situation has been handled."

"Monroe County Auxiliary Police Captain Darrell Ooley had his police powers revoked Wednesday, Sheriff Steve Sharp said."

"On Thursday, Bloomington police filed a request for a warrant against Ooley, asking prosecutor Carl Salzmann to charge him with perjury, assisting a criminal and false informing."

"But police also have said that Salzmann cut a deal ... allowing Ooley to return the stolen property in exchange for charges not being filed against the person believed to have taken the items." ...
 

NY: Retired cop to try drunk-and-crazy defense
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"The retired cop from New Springville accused of killing a hero Port Authority police officer in a barrage of bullets three months ago plans to claim he was drunk and insane at the time."

Allen Lau intends to raise defenses of 'insanity, diminished mental capacity [and] intoxication,' according to a recent letter from his lawyer, Richard A. Dienst, included in Lau's court file."

"Lau allegedly gunned down Vitale in a hail of bullets as the victim left his SUV to walk to a Chinese takeout restaurant ..." ...

"Police have said Lau may have been enraged at being cut off by another motorist on the Staten Island Expressway, or because he believed Vitale was driving too slowly." ...
 

PA: D.A.: Police chemist stole drugs
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"In a disclosure that could undermine untold numbers of Philadelphia narcotics cases, the District Attorney's Office said yesterday that it is investigating a chemist in the police laboratory, alleging she stole drugs for her personal use."

"... chemist Colleen Brubaker had been stealing pain pills seized as evidence."

"The disclosure ... immediately prompted a demand for a review of all cases handled by Brubaker."

"'I need a whole lot of information about what her involvement was on every case she touched,' said Bradley S. Bridge, a public defender."

"'There are certainly substantial questions demonstrated by the prosecutors' startling admission that they apparently had a drug addict working in the police crime lab,' he said." ...
 

IN: Suit alleges ex-officer falsely arrested, held resident
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Another lawsuit has been filed against a former Fort Wayne police officer who resigned last month amid internal investigations of improper conduct."

"The investigations against Officer Cory W. Thomas, 31, who left the department June 11, stem from one incident in December and another in January, said police, who declined to specify the nature of the allegations." ...

"The latest suit ... alleges that Thomas wrongfully arrested Printess Fomby on Aug. 19, 2005, and did not properly release him when an individual said Fomby was not the right man. Fomby said he was walking to his McKinnie Street home when Thomas stopped him, drew his service pistol and yelled at him that he was under arrest ..." ...
 

India: Spitting lands policeman in hot water
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Spitting in public is common in India but doing so on the public landed an Indian police constable in southern Andhra Pradesh state in hot water.

Police said Friday that K.R. Rao spat on students demonstrating against a rise in tuition fees for engineering colleges this week, provoking further protests by outraged parents and their children in Warangal town.

The outcry forced the police to take action against Rao, who has served in the force for seven years, suspending him on half-pay for three months.

"The incident is a black spot on the image of the people-friendly police in this district," said Warangal Superintendent of Police Stephen Ravindra.
 

Canada: Solid reasons wanted in Red Deer gunplay
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"People living near the Red Deer parking lot where gunfire recently erupted want to know why Mounties pulled their pistols and started blasting."

"'It pisses me off,' said Crystyne Lavallee, 18. 'I have a two-year-old daughter. We could have been walking by when that happened.'"

"RCMP say that at 8:05 a.m. Thursday, two plainclothes Mounties were investigating a 'suspicious' car in the McDonald's Restaurant parking lot near 71 Street and 50 Avenue."

"The people in the car became 'uncooperative,' shots were fired and the car sped off, Mounties have said." ...
 

MA: Smith & Wesson opens museum to public
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"For the first time, Smith & Wesson has opened its museum inside the company's headquarters in Springfield to the public."

"Smith & Wesson, in partnership with the Connecticut Valley Historical Museum, created the museum to preserve and document the history of one of the country's best-known gun manufacturers. Located at the company's headquarters ... the museum opened in June 2005 to groups by appointment only."

" Due to growing interest, the museum recently opened to the general public ..."

"The museum features an exhibit, 'No thing of importance can be done without effort: Working at Smith & Wesson.' It traces the history of the company from the story of its founders, Horace Smith and Daniel Baird Wesson, to the present." ...
 

AZ: Female-only groups help women get started with guns
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Are you a woman thinking about getting started in shooting but don't know where to begin?"

"Consider one of the all-female shooting associations in the Valley:"

"Arizona Women's Shooting Association"

"Meets at 7 p.m. every other Wednesday (September through June) at Ben Avery Shooting Facility, 4044 W. Black Canyon Blvd., Phoenix. (From Interstate 17, take Exit 223 and go west about half a mile.) $25 a year membership, or $10 an evening. www.azwsa .com or (602) 571-3886."

"Annie Oakley Sure Shots"

"'It's a great program where women of all ages can go to learn about self-defense, gun safety and other skills,' says Tom Cadden, spokesman for the Arizona Game and Fish Department." ...
 

NY: Charity shoot to benefit flood relief effort
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"The Broome County United Way and the Binghamton Gun Club will team up on Sept. 17 (Henderson will call Thursday with the date) to present Shoot for the Way, a shooting event that will benefit the 2006 flood relief effort in the Southern Tier."

"The event will include a 100-target National Sporting Clays Association registered shoot on the Gun Club's hillside course on Quilty Hill Road in Kirkwood, as well as several other non-competitive and novelty shooting events."

"Organizers are soliciting donations for raffle or shooting prizes and help for the event, which should draw from throughout the northeast." ...
 

CO: Shooter takes aim at national competition
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"When Bret Bodycomb went dove hunting with a friend, he didn't know it was the start of something much bigger, something that would take him to the 4-H nationals for trapshooting."

"'I went hunting with my friend, and I did really well,' Bodycomb said. 'He told me there was a 4-H club I could join and shoot.'"

"That is exactly what Bodycomb did. And for the past four years, he has been practicing trapshooting and recently placed fourth at the 4-H nationals in Rapid City, S.D."

"Bodycomb, 17, represented Cañon City along with teammates from Pueblo and Boulder. Placing in the competition only makes Bodycomb want to shoot more as he prepares to compete in the Grand National American Trap Association shoot." ...
 

NY: ShotSpotter goes online
Submitted by: RPA-PAC
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"Police are used to seeing the aftermath of a crime, but now at least they can hear what went down. ShotSpotter makes that happen. Rochester now has 64 active sensors that can detect gunfire immediately and pinpoint almost exact location of the incident. 911 dispatchers are alerted and receive an audio clip of the actual gunshots. The sensors sometimes pick up other sounds such as fireworks. Once dispatchers determine shot were fired, they send police to the scene." ...
 

IA: Gun club plans clinic
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"The Tri–State Gun Club will conduct a rifle shooting clinic from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday ..."

"The morning session will cover safety and basic marksmanship. Live firing will be conducted in the afternoon on the rifle range."

"The clinic is sanctioned by the Civilian Marksmanship Program to promote safety and marksmanship. ..."

"All aspects of safety in the handling and use of firearms will be emphasized. Included will be basic rifle marksmanship, shooting positions, range procedure and firearms care."

"Students will shoot on the rifle range and a 50–shot match will follow. This will qualify students for the purchase of an M1 rifle through the Civilian Marksmanship Program." ...
 

CT: How Legal Weapons Fuel Gun Crime
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"The recent shootings in Hartford have drawn attention to what Mayor Eddie Perez called 'the underlying social issues that result in violence,' including lack of parental authority, loss of hope by young people, relations between the community and police, and improving services to at-risk kids. All of these issues need to be addressed. But a key question has been ignored: Where do they get the guns?" ...
 

IN: Second Amendment should be repealed
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"In response to Chris Henderson's on-line letter July 13: Everyone should be worried about lifetime gun permits, not just those on the left. There is no rational basis for such a permit, except to perpetuate the gun-centric culture poisoning this country. In fact, there is no rational basis for owning a gun at all, but the gun people like to hide behind the Second Amendment and try to convince people that it means we should all have guns."

"The Second Amendment to the Constitution is outmoded and irrelevant and should be repealed, before more ludicrous things like lifetime gun permits become legal. This country gets more and more ridiculous by the day, from reality television to lifetime gun permits ..." ...
 

IN: Keep your firearms secure or feed the stolen gun market (letter)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"I know homeowners are not going to give up their handguns. They need them to protect themselves and their families from anyone who threatens that peace and tranquillity that we, as Americans, should have, and rightly so."

"But before running to the mailbox to renew your National Rifle Association membership, think about this: According to The Tribune crime map, there are around 40 home burglaries a week in St. Joseph County, out of which several legal handguns may be stolen. Of course, that handgun stolen from your home becomes an illegal gun and is now in the hands of a thug." ...
 

IN: Lifetime gun permits will lead to more lives lost (letter)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"As a physician, I am disappointed in our state legislators, who sacrificed public safety in return for the thanks of National Rifle Association members by voting for a lifetime license to carry a gun."

"Certainly, I would like to have a lifetime permit to drive ... But I have seen a number of patients who, despite being legally blind or demented, continued to drive until they were unable to renew their license, despite urgings that they stop."

"Similarly, gun owners who become demented or paranoid are unlikely to have the insight to realize they should no longer carry a gun. I am sure innocent Hoosiers will be injured or die as a result of this law. How many more Hoosiers must be shot before legislators rescind this foolish law? ..."
 

UAE: Trigger happy in the cowboy country
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"HERE is an amazing statistic for you— children in the United States are twelve times more likely to die of gunshot wounds than any other country in the world not actually involved in civil war."

"That is not all. Not only is it possible in many American states to buy a handgun over the counter, no questions asked, but it is also possible to buy bullets whose sole purpose is to penetrate the body armour worn by policeman."

"Yet despite years of pressure by advocates of gun control, Congress has apparently been unable to agree on any measure that would significantly curtail the availability of guns. ..." ...
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