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Former Congressman Sues Mayor Bloomberg
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"Former U.S. Rep. Bob Barr filed a lawsuit against New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Thursday, claiming Bloomberg's attempt to crack down on gun dealers was 'careless, willful and clearly illegal.'"

"The lawsuit, filed in Cobb County Superior Court, is in response to a federal lawsuit filed by Bloomberg in May alleging that 15 firearm brokers in five states, including Georgia, were 'rogue gun dealers.'" ...

"Barr said his client, Smyrna gun dealer Adventure Outdoors, was deceived and defamed by Bloomberg's lawsuit. His lawsuit seeks $400 million in damages."

"'We didn't start this fight. They did,' Barr told a cheering crowd in Marietta's city square. 'But we intend to finish it and win.'" ...
 

The NOT Sweet 16 (NRA-ILA)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"On July 13, 2006, 55 Republicans, joined by 28 Democrats and 1 Independent voted to pass Sen. David Vitter's (R-La.) amendment to prohibit the use of funds allocated under the Homeland Security appropriations bill (H.R. 5441) to be used to confiscate lawfully possessed firearms during an emergency or major disaster. Sixteen Senators opposed the prohibition."

"In passing this legislation, the United States Senate acted on a bi-partisan basis to protect the self-defense rights of citizens when those rights are most vital, in the aftermath of a major disaster, when law-abiding citizens are left to defend themselves and their families."

Sixteen Democrats ... voted to defeat this commonsense legislation. ..." ...
 

NRA Doesn't Represent Both Hunters and Gun Owners
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"In June while at the annual conference of the annual conference of the Outdoor Writers Association of America, I went to a press conference held by an upstart conservation group called the American Hunters and Shooters Association, which has a pipedream goal of taking over representation of hunters and gun owners from the most powerful lobby in America, the National Rifle Association." ...

"For the record, I really don't know if the AHSA truly represents the rights of gun owners, but that wasn't the point of the article. The point was: Imagine a little group like this trying to take on the goliath of politics. To this, I say dream on!" ...
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Submitter's Note: With the massive funding available from the Joyce Foundation and their ilk it might be more like a nightmare.
 

CA: Man fires at burglar trying to ram him
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A 66-year-old homeowner fired several shots at a burglar who apparently tried to run him over Tuesday morning after the resident surprised the man burglarizing his house."

"The homeowner armed himself with a pistol when he heard a noise in his house ..."

"The resident found a man in his house near the back door. The intruder had already taken some of the man's property out of the house and had stacked it outside."

"The homeowner ordered the man to stop ... But even though he was at gunpoint, the intruder ran away to a pickup truck parked outside."

"The resident followed the man, only to have the intruder try to ram him with the truck ..."

"He said the bullets missed the driver but hit the truck and one of its tires." ...
 

NY: Statement from Mayor Bloomberg on passage of local gun legislation
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"These four bills - the first of their kind in the nation - will make it harder and riskier to buy and sell illegal guns in our City, and help make the safest big city in America even safer. As I have said many times, the City has no objection to law-abiding citizens who own guns and gun dealers who play by the rules. But, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to keep guns out of the hands of criminals - and that is what this legislation will help us do." ...
 

CA: Suit to target lead bullets to protect condors
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"Those on the front lines of the fight to protect the endangered California condor agree lead poisoning is one of the greatest threats to the bird's survival."

"Where that lead comes from is a thornier question. Many condor advocates blame lead ammunition; California condors feed on carrion, including that left behind by hunters. Some hunting groups, on the other hand, maintain the link between condors' lead levels and lead ammunition has not been conclusively proven."

"The issue may soon be explored in the courts. A coalition of conservation and health groups plans to sue the California Fish and Game Commission to stop the use of lead ammunition." ...
 

NY: Increase In Child Gun Victims
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"A newly issued report on the impact of gun violence on children shows that 131 children were killed by firearms in New York state in 2003, bringing the state up to the fourth ranking in gun-related deaths behind California, Texas and Illinois." ...
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KABA Note: That is "children" under 20. If you actually look at actual children (13 and under) there were 7 children "killed by guns" in NY in 2003: 6 were murdered, 1 committed suicide.
 

NY: Council Passes Bills Strengthening Gun Control
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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City Council yesterday passed a series of bills aimed at bolstering gun control and cracking down on gun crime. The measures, introduced jointly by Mayor Bloomberg and the council speaker, Christine Quinn, require any person convicted of a gun crime to register with the city and prohibit a person from buying more than one handgun in a three-month period. Separately, the council yesterday passed a bill banning gas stations from changing their prices more than once a day. The mayor is expected to veto that bill.
 

OH: Democrat Courting Gun Owners in Ohio (BFA)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The Ohio Republican Party is setting the stage for the end of its control over state government for the first time in over 15 years. ..."

"And it all boils down to a pro-gun bill that Republicans should expect their leadership to support." ...

"Strickland is openly courting gun owners in Ohio, and he recently castigated the Republican leadership for scuttling HB347, a bill designed to fix Ohio's current concealed carry law."

"Pro-gun voters desperately want the bill to pass. Strickland's outspoken support of the bill may help him garner a large percentage of pro-gun voters, whereas Blackwell's decision to sit back and let the Ohio Republican leadership delay HB347 has hurt his position with gun-owners." ...
 

MI: Michigan governor signs self-defense bill
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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Michigan's governor has signed legislation meant to strengthen and clarify self-defense rights.

People in Michigan now will be allowed to use deadly force -- with no duty to retreat -- if they reasonably think they face imminent death, great bodily harm or sexual assault.

The law also protects people from civil lawsuits if they have used force in self-defense.

Critics say the law is unnecessary because prosecutors now don't charge people who have justifiably used deadly force to protect themselves.

Supporters say the law is needed to protect people from getting sued. They also say Michigan law previously required people to first retreat before using deadly force, putting them at a disadvantage.
 

KS: Public Still Has Questions About Conceal and Carry Law
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Starting in January, Kansans will be allowed to carry concealed hand guns. With the new law come many questions. Attorney General Phill Kline was in Wichita on Wednesday to answer some of those questions and introduce the man who will lead the state's conceal and carry program."

"The conceal and carry law went into affect on July 1. The permits to carry weapons will be issued beginning January 1. Kline says to date, only 115 people have applied for the license. That means 115 people have completed the first step of a multi-step process to obtain a conceal permit."

"When the licensing phase is complete the extensive background checks begin. ..." ...
 

NE: Fine-Tuning The Gun Rules
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Some token opposition stands in the way, but it appears that Omahans will have the opportunity to carry concealed weapons after the first of the year."

"A new state law takes effect in January allowing concealed weapons."

"Omaha has a ban that supersedes the state law but the city council approved a change on Tuesday that will allow those with permits to carry weapons when the new state law takes effect." ...

"Melanie Nichilo co-owns the Dundee Store La Marche and she says, 'As a business owner I think about how it will affect me. It's something I have to think about. It's something scary to me if someone came in with a weapon.'" ...
 

FL: Stolen Guns Found in Last Duval County Gun Buy Back
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"In a pile of steel, collected a few weeks ago, is an old rifle that belongs to David Barnett."

"Barnett, 79, hasn't seen that rife in 17 years. It was stolen, along with six other guns he owned, from his westside home in 1989." ...

"His rifle was one of the six guns turned in with 300 others that came back stolen in Duval County's last gun buy back." ...

"First Coast News has learned the guns are not checked to see if they are linked to any crimes."

"'The FDLE crime lab is already inundated with a lot of requests. To surmount them with these additional requests would be unreasonable,' says Jefferson." ...

"JSO says all the stolen guns will be returned to their owners." ...
 

AZ: Former police officer acquitted in assault case
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A former Tucson police officer accused of assaulting two people at a youth football game has been acquitted."

"According to the Pima County Sheriff's Department, Emmitt Lee Williams hit Rob Hamblen in the head with a chair during an argument at Arthur Pack Regional Park in September 2004." ...

"Williams, 41, was charged with two counts of simple assault in the alleged attack on Hamblen and on Hamblen's son, Jeff."

"On Monday, Pima County Justice of the Peace Susan Bacal found Williams not guilty."

"Jason Keller, a Phoenix attorney who represented Williams, said Williams acted in self-defense and Bacal based her decision on the credibility of the state's witnesses." ...
 

MA: Military 'look-alike guns' worry local police
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"A dozen years ago, a Swampscott police officer faced a real life decision: Is that guy holding a real sawed-off shotgun or a fake one?"

"It was real, as he found out after backing up as far as he could."

"A Swampscott resident, Benjamin Acampora, 17 ... was arrested July 13 near the train station to answer charges on an outstanding warrant ..."

"Officers say Acampora was carrying a pellet gun ... that looks just like a Beretta pistol ..." ...

"Both officers say they know what people will say if they ever shoot somebody who turns out to be carrying a BB gun instead of a real pistol; they wonder if anyone will remember that you can buy a real gun and a 'replica' of the same gun quite easily on the Internet." ...
 

CA: Gun bids likely to be shot down
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"Rangers with the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District typically spend their days maintaining nature trails, enforcing leash laws and making sure bikers keep their helmets on."

"But they've also been shot at by poachers and discovered marijuana-growing operations guarded by gunmen." ...

"District rangers say the pepper spray and collapsible batons they carry on their belts aren't sufficient to confront a dangerous animal or a stranger with an assault rifle while patrolling ..."

"That's what the Midpeninsula Regional Peace Officers Association (MRPOA) told the district's board of directors at a meeting in early May, when they asked the board to reconsider its longstanding policy of not allowing rangers to carry guns ..." ...
 

NY: NYC agrees to $3M settlement in Zongo shooting
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The city has agreed to pay $3 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of an African immigrant during a police raid in 2003 on a warehouse used to pirate CDs and DVDs, the family's lawyer said Thursday."

"The family of Ousmane Zongo had sued the city for $150 million in Manhattan federal court, claiming Officer Brian Conroy violated Zongo's civil rights by shooting and killing him."

"'Justice has now been done in the civil case,' said the attorney, Sanford Rubenstein. 'The Zongo family is grateful to the people of New York, particularly the African community.'"

"The city's law department confirmed the deal, but had no immediate comment." ...
 

SC: Gang members toting high-powered weapons on Columbia's streets
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Gang violence in the Midlands has some people on edge."

"On Saturday, 19-year-old Denise Boykin was shot and killed at the Barnyard Flea Market in Lexington County. Authorities think gunmen were trying to target the woman's boyfriend. ..." ...

"Gangs are using guns more than ever. Smith says weekly disputes are ending with gunfire. Cpt. Smith is concerned it will get worse, 'Until some of the, perhaps, legislation is changed regarding how guns are obtained, we're going to see probably increase in weapons and firearms used in these incidents.'"

"But Smith admits, no matter what the law, gangs who want guns will find a way to get them." [emphasis added]
 

Ireland: Ex-soldier convicted of killing former UVF terrorist
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"AN EX-SOLDIER has been convicted of killing a feared former UVF terrorist."

"Lindsay Robb, an ex-commander of the outlawed terror gang who did time for gun running, was knifed 22 times by Brian Tollett, 29." ...

"Tollett, who was accused of murder, was convicted of a reduced charge of culpable homicide after a six-day trial." ...

"Another witness told the court Tollett claimed he was asked to 'sort out' Robb over an alleged debt he owed to another man and had demonstrated how he had killed him.

"Tollett, a former soldier in the 1st Battalion the Royal Fusiliers, who has served tours of duty in Northern Ireland and Bosnia, denied killing Robb and claimed he acted in self defence." ...
 

Vietnam: Divorce caused army officer to kill mother-in-law: relatives
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The murderer Tran Quoc Ngu, 31, was arrested on Wednesday evening, about four hours after he killed his former mother-in-law ..." ...

"About half a month following the divorce, Ngu took a Russian AK assault rifle to his former mother-in-law's in Tuy Hoa city and killed her."

"After the murder, Ngu toted his rifle around the house in search for his ex-wife, who fortunately escaped in time with her 20-month daughter."

"Fleeing the scene, the killer took his motorbike to the provincial Phu Yen military headquarters where he works ...

"Some are currently questioning how the murderer obtained his gun as it is not granted with his ranking and private ownership of guns is completely prohibited in Vietnam." [emphasis added] ...
 

South Africa: Policemen ambushed for their service pistols
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A policeman died in an ambush in Langa and his critically wounded colleague died in hospital soon afterwards on Wednesday night."

"The gunmen fled with the policemen's service pistols."

"The pair had gone out to investigate an assault, but found this to have been a false complaint."

"As they returned to their vehicle, gunmen fired at them from close range, striking each of the policemen in the head, police spokesperson Billy Jones said."

"'It is not clear where the shots were fired from.'"

"The two officers' names were being withheld until their families had been told."

"Crime scene experts and police forensic teams converged on the scene and streets surrounding Sicgawu Avenue were cordoned off." ...
 

South Africa: Three police officers suspended for farm killing
Submitted by: The gunman

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"THREE of the eight police officers involved in the killing of a Seymour farmer two months ago have been suspended with no pay."

"They were suspended after Safety and Liaison MEC Thobile Mhlahlo's met with provincial Commissioner Mpumelelo Landu about the incident and other problems between Fort Beaufort police and residents."

"The victim, Vusumzi Shadrack Nkuzo, 46, was shot dead by a group of eight police officers from Fort Beaufort and Seymour, armed with pistols and R5s in a midnight raid on May 13." ...

"Police claimed they were forced to return fire after being shot at by Nkuzo when they raided his farmhouse while searching for a wanted suspect, said to have illegal firearms." ...
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Submitter's Note: Today your guns, tomorrow your bibles.
 

NE: Grand Island Public Shooting Park Summer Leagues Begin
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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Despite the heat, they're still packing heat in Grand Island.

Summer leagues are starting up at the shooting range. They have events for people of all ages, including shotgun venues like trap, skeet and sporting clays. Bill Starkey , the park superintendent, says it gives a chance for family fun and practice for hunters off season.

The shooting park also offers rifle and pistol ranges. Cowboy six pistol shooting starts later this year.

Those interested in joining a league can go to www.Heartlandpublicshootingpark.com for more information.
 

IN: Misconceptions about problems with lifetime gun permits
Submitted by: Daniel L. Moulder

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"While at age 81, I have no interest in a lifetime handgun permit at a cost of $100, I commend J.A. Steenbergen for his concern (letters, July 16) about his patients and others who may become demented and paranoid while they have a lifetime permit. I believe his assumptions (and that of other anti-gun people) are based on misconceptions."

"First, he assumes that the legislators' motivation for enacting ... come from the National Rifle Association. Of course, the NRA does its part ... But many of us believe in the freedom to bear arms and contact our representatives about it, even though we are not members of NRA. ...

"Second, he and others assume that crimes involving guns are committed by people with legal handgun permits. Facts do not bear that out. Almost all murders by gun and shootings are made by criminals who do not have a permit. Just read the published police reports." ...
 

MA: Shooting ranges a major blast
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"With his 12-gauge shotgun cocked and loaded, 17-year-old Andrew Anganes steadies himself."

"'Pull!'"

"An orange disc explodes from an underground bunker, fluttering up into the wind, ascending higher and higher at 60 mph."

"With precision accuracy, Anganes follows the UFO-like target with his firearm before gently taping the sensitive trigger and blasting the clay pigeon out of the sky into smithereens."

"To the untrained eye, trap shooting looks like only a slightly more hands-on version of Nintendo's videogame, Duck Hunt."

"That assumption, however, could not be more further from the truth." ...
 

CA: Talks fizzle in Huntington Beach gun-range suit
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Negotiations have crumbled between the city and the Huntington Beach police union in a nearly five-year legal battle over a former gun range that remains contaminated with lead."

"A federal magistrate judge last month refused to hold a settlement conference in the case, saying the meeting wouldn't be productive because confidential statements filed with the court signal that a settlement is not likely." ...

"The city sued the police officers association in November 2001, hoping to force the association to share the $3 million cost to clean up contaminated soil at the former Huntington Beach pistol range on 5 acres of Central Park." ...
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Submitter's Note: According to a Virginia Tech study the lead stays put if you leave it alone.
 

OK: NRA banquet set for Saturday
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A local chapter of the National Rifle Association is aiming to raise money for area youth to participate in outdoor sports."

"The Bryan County Friends of the NRA is having its annual banquet at 6 p.m. Saturday at the community building."

"Barbecue will be served by Angus Pit Stop. There will be raffles and an auction for firearms, art and hunting and shooting gear."

"Thanks to a grant from the NRA Foundation Friends of NRA program, the Durant FFA program will receive $3,905 to underwrite youth shooting sports in the Durant Schools."

"'We are very excited about this program for our young people in the Durant Schools,' said John Cox of the Bryan County FNRA 'We are pleased the NRA is making an investment in our community ...'" ...
 

AL: Friends of NRA banquet July 27
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"The Mobile Friends of the National Rifle Association will hold its annual fundraiser banquet July 27 at the Knights of Columbus Hall."

"Tony Landenwich III, NRA Alabama field representative said 56 percent of the funds raised by Friends of the NRA in the nation are returned to local youth education programs in the form of grant money. More than 11 percent of the funds go to women's programs."

"The Friends of the NRA supported local youth firearm programs such as the Mobile Area Council Boy Scouts of America and the Baldwin County High school Shooting Club. The Boy scouts received $1,000 in 2000 and the high school received about $3,000 from 2002-2004." ...
 

PA: Too many deaths, not enough action
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"This time the explanation rang a bit hollow."

"Police Commissioner Sylvester Johnson has repeated the most significant factors in Philadelphia's mushrooming homicide rate so many times it's automatic: too many guns, too many ex-cons with guns." ...

"Those persons arguing that there should be no infringement of the Second Amendment are arguing for special treatment afforded no other 'right.' The First Amendment has limits; it doesn't forgive a journalist who commits libel. Gun rights, too, have been and must be limited when necessary for the greater good of a community." ...
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Submitter's Note: And no one is arguing that the Second Amendment should be used to 'forgive' someone who uses a gun to commit murder, we are fighting 'prior restraint' gun laws.
 

NM: Know Guns, Know Peace, Know Safety
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The United Nations held a conference last week. The subject was how to do away with individual's rights to own a gun. This is nothing new. Since the founding of the United Nations, they have worked to bring about the elimination of gun ownership throughout the world. An armed citizen is seen as a threat to their goal of bringing all domestic police under the control of the United Nations. A citizen without a gun is a slave. An American without a gun who is under the control of a foreigner wearing a blue helmet will be a slave."

"If you have never recognized it before, take notice. Most nations and people neither like, nor respect the United States. ..." ...
 

CA: Pistol Course offered
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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The Shooting Gallery Inc. will host a NRA First Steps Pistol Course on Sunday, July 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The four-hour course will be taught by local NRA certified instructors and will cover the basics of safe gun handling and shooting.

The course emphasizes the safe and proper handing and use of pistols. Participants will learn about firearm safety, parts and operation, shooting fundamentals, care and cleaning, storage options, selection and more. Shooting and range time are included in this course.

The course is $75 and The Shooting Gallery Inc. will supply all materials.

For more information or to sign-up call (707) 449-4867. The Shooting Gallery is located at 27 Commerce Place, Vacaville.
 

OH: A Buckeye survives a trip down south (BFA)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"It is that time of year again - time to pack up the family in the minivan and head south ... I dutifully charted out my course on a map and made a list of the other states I would need to check for CCW regulations."

"Let's see, first state is Kentucky. Check the websites....oh dear, that cannot be right. No restrictions on car carry? Surely their State Police must be in a titter over that, given what the Ohio Highway Patrol has been telling me. ... Gasp! I am surely taking my family's safety for granted if I drive through a state like that."

"Next state is Tennessee. I'm sure there is a problem with the Internet.......the Volunteer State has no car carry restrictions either! ..." ...
 

AZ: Revere: Take away guns and homicide rate decreases
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"If not for one thing, Christopher Cottle would almost certainly be working the cash register at Quik Mart tonight, then going home."

"That one thing isn't that three scumbags decided to walk out ... without paying for a 12-pack of beer."

"Beer skips happen here every day."

"It also isn't because the 50-year-old Gulf War veteran tried stop the crime."

"People often do the right thing and don't have to pay for it with their lives."

"The reason funeral arrangements are being made for Christopher Cottle is much more tangible."

"A gun entered the equation."

"Cottle's senseless death bears all the markings of a petty crime that got horribly out of hand because a gun was at hand." ...
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MI: Van stolen, 31 guns missing
Submitted by: Michigan Gun Owners
Website: http://www.migunowners.org

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"Police say two men who participated in a national gun competition over the weekend and stayed at a Pittsfield Township hotel on the way home awoke Monday to discover their van - and the 31 guns stored inside - had been stolen."

"A Washtenaw County Sheriff's deputy later stopped the vehicle at the Arborland shopping center, and the three occupants were arrested." ...

"The owners had competed in a gun club contest in Ohio, then stopped at the hotel before returning home to the Upper Peninsula, Heller said. Inside the van were mostly .45-caliber and .22-caliber weapons, Heller said." ...
 

Canada: Conservatives move to disarm long-gun registry
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The Conservative government has introduced legislation to formally disarm the contentious long-gun registry, though the bill won't be voted on until the fall."

"'The effort of trying to track down every single long-gun (rifles and shotguns) in Canada has been ineffective, costly and wasteful and has not led to a reduction in crime with guns,' Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day told the media Monday."

"'Duck-hunters, farmers and law-abiding gun owners do not pose a threat to Canadians, criminals do,' Day said." ...
 

UK: Rise in muggings embarrasses Reid
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A big rise in street robberies across England and Wales rocked the Home Office last night only hours after John Reid announced a major overhaul of his embattled department, including a purge of top civil servants."

"The latest crime figures showed an eight per cent increase in muggings ..."

"In the 12 months to March this year, police recorded 98,200 robberies, compared to 90,700 in 2004-05. This included a 10 per cent increase in muggings at gunpoint."

"It was the first rise since street robberies peaked at more than 120,000 in 2001, prompting Mr Blair's intervention to force them down. But since the funding was cut off and police priorities switched, they have gone up again." ...
 

UK: Taxi driver fought off armed robber
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Detectives have released CCTV images of a man they wish to identify in connection with the robbery of a taxi driver in Coulsdon."

"The incident ... saw the 36-year-old Station Cars cab driver pick up a passenger from Purley to go to Woodcote Park Gold Club ..."

"En route, the passenger asked the driver to stop at the St Andrews Road address to pick someone else up. As they arrived outside the property the passenger reached forward and brought his arm around the neck of the driver and place a small airgun pistol to his neck and demanded money."

"The resulting struggle saw the cab driver punched several times but the victim eventually managed to grab the gun from the suspect and vacate the car." ...
 

UK: Gunned down in front of his sons
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A young father died in his ex-girlfriends arms after he was shot in front of their terrified sons."

"Kim Mayers desperately tried to keep Jason Greene alive when he was ambushed as he prepared to drive the boys a short distance to school."

"The killer, armed with an assault rifle, shot the 29-year-old at close range. A second, and possibly a third gunman, stood watching ..."

"The older boy, aged eight, was sitting just inches away in the front seat. The younger, aged four, was in the back. ..."

"As Mr Greene went to his ex-girlfriend's home to pick up the boys, the killers' cars were positioned in front and behind the victim's car. They shot him moments after he emerged with the youngsters. ..." ...
 

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