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Guns Don't Kill People, Gun Control Does
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"I spotted this article on the Collegiate Times website by Dan Sheehan. I propose that Dan Sheehan is stupid and I intend to prove it here by dissecting his ridiculous article piece by piece. I don't call him stupid as an attack. I mean that he is 'lacking or marked by lack of intellectual acuity,' and therefore should not be writing articles for the Collegiate Times or have any bearing on the CCW debate. His stupidity does not necessarily mean that CCW on campus is a good idea but I hope that by demonstrating his idiocy I will in doing so also demonstrate the desirability of CCW on campus.

"Column: The facts behind gun control need to be cleared"
"Not even his title makes sense. Cleared? How does one clear a fact?" ...
 

Inside the Beltway: 'Saint and dean'
Submitted by: Doug Huffman
Website: http://www.scfirearms.org

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"Daniel Polsby, the dean of the George Mason University School of Law, has been awarded the St. Gabriel Possenti Society's Medallion of Honor for his commitment to society principles — which aren't what one might expect, liturgically speaking."

"'His dedication to legal support for the right of law-abiding citizens to obtain and use handguns and other firearms for defense of human life places him squarely in the forefront of individuals eligible for this distinction,' society chairman John Snyder says. 'As dean, he has maintained and developed on faculty the most distinguished and high-powered group of Second Amendment legal scholars in the country.'" ...
 

Big-Bore Revival
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"In our modern world large-caliber bullets, big cases to stuff them into, and suitable rifles to fire them in, aren't quite as useful as rifles and cartridges for varmints or deer. And yet, while we don't really need them, our fascination with big bores continues."

"I call anything over .40 caliber a 'big bore,' and recently Hornady Manufacturing has really stepped up its big-bore lineup. The company is hardly new to the big-bore arena. Its 500-grain .458 slugs, both solid and soft, have been industry standards for decades. When the .416 revival began in the late 1980s, Hornady was among the first to offer .416 bullets, 400-grain solids and Interlock softpoints. ..." ...
 

PA: Burglar is shot by store owner
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"An Antrim Township mini-mart owner who has been the victim of several recent burglaries shot an intruder during a confrontation early Thursday, according to Pennsylvania State Police." ...

"Colaco has owned the store for a year and a half. The first year was relatively tranquil, but in March the establishment was robbed four times in 14 days. In one incident, Colaco held a woman at bay with a gun until police arrived."

"On Thursday at 1:46 a.m., Colaco pulled the trigger when Thomas Philip Candeloro Jr. allegedly approached him after breaking in a side door."

"'I shot him because he was coming at me,' said Colaco this morning. 'I didn't shoot him because he was stealing the cigarettes.'" ...
 

MO: Landlord Shoots, Kills Intruder, Police Say
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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A landlord shot and killed an intruder at a house in the 6100 block of Indiana Avenue early Friday morning, police said.

According to authorities, the landlord was having some problems at the house. He went to check on the place at about 12:30 a.m. heard some noises in the basement. The landlord told investigators that as he started down the basement stairs someone lunged him and he shot the person.

The man, described as being in his 40s, died from his injuries. His name has not been released.
 

Prez wanna-be caught on tape: 'NRA...involved in...strategy I don't understand (BFA)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"As many politically-involved gun owners are aware, there has been a lot of anti-gun rhetoric coming out of New York City from a man whose name is being mentioned among the bloated field of anti-gun Presidential candidates."

"Consider the following quotes:"

"'In New York City, 90% of the guns that we see come from outside the city of New York.'" ...

"'I think the approach to gun control, the approach to assault weapons, at least by too many in the Republican party, is a terrible mistake for cities...terrible mistake for America.'"
"If you read these quotes assuming they were uttered by anti-gun Mayor Michael Bloomberg ... you would be wrong.

"These are the words of former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani. ..." ...
 

OH: Self-defense rights
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"State Sen. Steve Buehrer has introduced legislation in the Ohio Senate to allow people to take the necessary steps in a potentially life-threatening situation to defend their home or business."

"This change would eliminate that part of the law where charges are brought against the citizen for defending his property or himself in a deadly threatening situation. It has been passed in 19 states and crime has been dropped."

"The current law gave us the right to bear arms in Ohio, legally. ... But if a citizen defends his property (home or business) against intruders, he should not be charged and be required to justify his action. He has a right to bear arms and defend himself." ...
 

Observations On the New Constitution, and On the Federal and State Conventions (Eldridge Gerry)
Submitted by: GunShowOnTheNet.com
Website: http://GunShowOnTheNet.com/

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"...Self defence is a primary law of nature, which no subsequent law of society can abolish; this primæval principle, the immediate gift of the Creator, obliges every one to remonstrate against the strides of ambition, and a wanton lust of domination, and to resist the first approaches of tyranny, which at this day threaten to sweep away the rights for which the brave sons of America have fought with an heroism scarcely paralleled even in ancient republicks..."

"...That the origin of all power is in the people, and that they have an incontestible right to check the creatures of their own creation, vested with certain powers to guard the life, liberty and property of the community..."
 

US DOJ visits us 33 times at...9:30am (Red's Trading Post)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"As of 9:30am this morning the US Department of Justice (which the ATF is under) has already visited our web site 33 times and is our number one visitor. As I have reported earlier this seems to be the case with anyone running a story on us as well or any blog sites that speak out in our case."

"It is a simple process in which the ATF could hide their IP address so that they can search web sites but this appears to be nothing more that an attempt to Harass and Intimidate anyone who speaks out. Here is one of the examples of a supporter who has received visits: http://www.id-ord.com/archives/51" ...
 

Red's Trading Post is getting Nifonged by the ATF (Red's Trading Post)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A supporter of mine passed along this term, which is in the Urban Dictionary. Here is their definition:"

"Nifonged describes the railroading or harming of a person with no justifiable cause, except for one's own gain. It is someone being taken advantage of unfairly by someone without scruples or morals. It is created more in disdain of North Carolina/Durham District Attorney Michael Nifong, and his screwing of 3 Duke University Lacrosse Team members and helping to inflame a tense racial situation for his own glory, ego, and political gain." ...

"Many dealers and manufacturers are getting Nifonged by the ATF as well and I hope that you will stand behind them."
 

Another ATF Casualty (Red's Trading Post)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"It appears that we will be buying the inventory of another gun shop that the ATF shut down here in Idaho. I just spoke with a very nice lady and she told me that her family's store was started in 1937 (a year after my great grandfather started Red's). They were also a small local store like ourselves ... They supported their community as well."

"Then the ATF began to harass and intimidate them, setting up stings and straw purchases. Her father was dying of cancer, yet they continued to harass them. The stress ultimately affected his health so badly that he passed away. They still would not let up on his family until they forced them to shut their doors. Telling them also that they could not speak to the media." ...
 

Those Dirty Rotten SOBs
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"I know, I know…."

"It's been 4 weeks since I climbed on and wrote something down for FF."

"In all honesty, part of the reason is frustration. Pure unadulterated frustration at our own Government. The same Government that our Founding Fathers created to safeguard our liberties."

"I watch story after story around the country tell the take of a federal agency out of control. I see people like Ryan Horsley of Red’s Trading Post in Idaho, slammed again and again on the legal mat, beaten down with our own tax dollars. Persecuted and prosecuted for what amounts to a %.4 error rate on his BATF paperwork. ... Stay strong Ryan." ...
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CA: Man arrested in a standoff is an Oxnard police officer
Submitted by: Gordon Shumway

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"The off-duty Oxnard police officer who was arrested after a standoff with Ventura police this weekend is a 12-year department veteran, authorities said Monday."

"Robert Perez, 35, has served as a K-9 officer and is currently a detective ..." ...

"Perez surrendered to Ventura police about 7:20 p.m. Sunday outside a home ... He is accused of barricading himself in the residence with a firearm after Ventura police responded to a report of a domestic dispute at the home more than five hours earlier ..."

"Officers believed Perez had three handguns and an assault rifle." ...

"He is facing charges of assault with a firearm, domestic violence, false imprisonment by violence and destroying a telephone." ...
 

SC: Former SC DJJ officer charged with sexual misconduct
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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A former Department of Juvenile Justice officer is charged with sexual misconduct with an inmate.

An affidavit claims she kissed and inappropriately touched an inmate.

Karmen Nicole Chavis, 26, of Columbia, was arrested by SLED agents and booked at the Richland County Detention Center at approximately 3:00pm Friday.

Chavis will also be released Friday. Her bond was posted at $25,000 surety.

The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by SLED at the request of the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice.

The case will be prosecuted by the 5th Circuit Solicitor's Office.
 

NJ: 31 Bullets - City says Cops 'do what it takes' in a case
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Jersey City police fired at least 31 shots when they stopped an Elizabeth man from running down cops with a stolen tractor trailer cab ..."

"Police confirmed that at least one of those bullets struck the driver, Nathaniel Erwin Scott, 42, in the head. ..."

"Officials counted the number of bullet casings around the scene, said First Assistant Prosecutor Guy Gregory of the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office."

"The Jersey City Police Department doesn't have a policy on how many times police officers should fire at a target, city spokesman Stan Eason said."

"'Police use deadly force when it is called for,' Eason said. 'How many shots does it take to a stop an armed gunman? Police have to do whatever it takes.'" ...
 

PA: Officer Charged With Stalking, Luring Girls
Submitted by: jac

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"A correctional officer was jailed on charges that he attempted to lure two teenage girls into his car." ...

"... Police said officers stopped to investigate when they saw two young girls talking to a man in a car about 1 a.m. Thursday, and the driver flashed a badge and identified himself as a corrections officer."

"The girls, ages 15 and 16, appeared close to tears and told the officers the driver had followed them for four or five blocks, asking them to come over to his car. They said when they continued to walk away, his demeanor changed and he ordered them to stay and to listen to him."

"One of the girls said she had been about to dial 911 on a cell phone when the two officers arrived. Police said the girls were unharmed."
 

WY: Firearms case goes to jury
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"On the one hand, Richard Serafin is a peaceful guy who likes guns -- although some are illegal ..."

"Serafin sold an illegal rifle to an undercover agent of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms only because of government entrapment, Rogers said during the closing arguments of Serafin's trial on the charge of possessing firearms to further a crime of violence."

"During that sale on Feb. 7, Serafin also exercised his Second Amendment right wearing a Sig Sauer pistol on his right hip in his own house, he said." ...

"The mere possession of an AR 15 semiautomatic rifle with a barrel less than 16 inches is a crime of violence, [Assistant U.S. Attorney Stuart Healy III] said." [emphasis added] ...
 

MS: Ex-Corrections Officer Charged With Giving Inmate Gun
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A former corrections officer faces criminal charges that he brought a loaded .380 caliber weapon into the state penitentiary's Unit 32, the Mississippi Department of Corrections said Friday."

"Marcus Fairley, one of two guards who reported finding the gun in the maximum security unit on July 17, has been fired, and corrections officials said he would be held at the Sunflower County Jail on a $100,000 bond."

"Fairly had told The Clarion-Ledger in an earlier interview that he did not bring the weapon into the Delta prison. 'I would be pretty stupid discovering a gun and bringing it in,' he had said." ...
 

PA: Ex-Police Officer Charged With Possessing Bomb-Making Materials
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A former Pittsburgh police officer who was fired after a road-rage incident four years ago was charged with illegally possessing bomb components after he was injured in an explosion at his Robinson Township home."

"The federal charges against Paul Anthony Palmer Jr., 38, stem from items found in his home after he was injured in the May 1 blast, according to court documents."

"Court documents said investigators found three explosive devices at the house while investigating the explosion and Palmer told them he bought bomb-making materials over the Internet from companies in Virginia and Scotland." ...
 

NY: Mount Vernon police to pay $500 for tips resulting in gun arrests
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"City police launched a unique guns-for-cash program yesterday, in which the department will pay $500 for information leading to the arrest of someone with an illegal gun."

"Talk and Get Paid, as the program is called, is the first of its kind in Westchester County, Mayor Ernest D. Davis said ..."

"Anyone who gives police information that leads to a gun arrest, can immediately get $500 cash from the North Fork bank at 22 E. First St. in Mount Vernon. Two foundations have provided seed money for the program."

"'Simply put, give us information anonymously leading to the arrest of a person with a gun and you get real cash, good cash, $500 cash, no questions asked,' Police Commissioner David E. Chong said." ...
 

KY: Shooting Victim's Family Accuses Police Of Inaction (follow-up)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"It's been two months since what police called a 'road rage' incident left Louisville resident Darren Pickerill in critical condition."

"Recently retired Jeffersontown police officer Richard Koenig said he shot Pickerill in self-defense after an argument at a four-way stop."

"On Friday afternoon, Darren Pickerill's family held a press conference at the shopping center where the shooting happened. They accused Jeffersontown police and the Commonwealth Attorney's office of purposefully taking their time to sweep the investigation under the rug."

"A representative from the Commonwealth Attorney's office said officials there only want to make sure the investigation is thorough." ...
 

NJ: Judge rejects shooting range suit
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A Lower Saucon Township gun enthusiast's bid to fire handguns in his backyard was shot down by a federal judge."

"U.S. District Court Judge James Knoll Gardner on July 10 dismissed a lawsuit filed by Richard S. and Margaret Seruga, saying federal courts cannot decide cases being heard in state courts." ...

"Northampton County President Judge Robert A. Freedberg on April 16 barred the Serugas from firing the weapons on their Bee Line Drive property, saying it poses a danger to their neighbors, Gregory and Mary Rose Heller, and prevents the Hellers from enjoying full use of their home." ...
 

MA: Gun maker wins top honors
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. and Savage Sports Corp. won top awards from the Shooting Industry Academy of Excellence."

"At a presentation last week in Ontario, Calif., Springfield-based Smith & Wesson was named Manufacturer of the Year for the second year in a row and its new M&P was named Handgun of the Year."

"Ronald Coburn, chairman chief executive of Westfield-based Savage, was selected as Man of the Year." ...
 

NJ: Attending public meeting is a bear necessity
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"It seems as if sportsmen have to spend all their time writing, calling or e-mailing their representatives if we want to protect our rights as fishermen and hunters. Maybe this is the tactic of those who would like to see us as history by getting us disgusted and saying, 'The heck with it.'"

"Unfortunately, once again we must become active, but this time it is hunters instead of fisherman."

"Once again the black bear controversy rears its ugly head. And, once again DEP Commissioner Lisa Jackson is showing complete contempt for the recommendations given by the New Jersey Fish and Game Council and possibly the public safety of New Jersey people." ...
 

NY: Rifle-hunting needn't compromise safety
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"Hunters in the Southern Tier have been asking for years for the ability to pursue big game with rifles, and now they have that chance. It's also an opportunity to prove hunters can practice safety and sportsmanship, no matter what tools they use."

"Gov. Eliot Spitzer on July 18 signed legislation that extends the zone where rifle hunting for deer and bear is allowed to include Chemung, Steuben and Yates counties."

"Until now, hunters in those counties had to use shotguns loaded with slugs to hunt big game." ...
 

UK: 'People have started carrying guns personalised in different colours'
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "But those statistics are just a glimmer. There's not much optimism in the mind of Darryl, 34, from Hackney's Clapton Park Estate, who used to be part of a gang but now runs workshops examining why people carry weapons."

"'Just because the number of reports to the police has gone down, it doesn't mean the problem is getting better. People are still getting killed,' he says. 'Gangstas rule in some areas. People round here know about them but they won't tell the police because of what might happen. There are so many weapons out there that people have started carrying guns personalised in different colours - just to be different.'" [emphasis added] ...
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