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The history of a nation, in four pages
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... "But a US citizen can hardly take a side in the debate over gun control, for example, without having read -- and reread -- the single sentence of the Second Amendment, which has been subject to interpretation seemingly since the day it was ratified. ..."

"Amar, author of a previous book on the Bill of Rights, grounds the issue, as he does throughout, in vivid historical context. He notes the rapid diminishment of the need for a civilian militia, a precaution initially intended as the states' security against a military dictatorship -- the sheer inconceivability of which now 'ranks among our greatest blessings of liberty.' And he suggests that the right to bear arms ... is not language generally applied to deer hunters and target shooters." ...
 

Infringement on one is an infringement on all (letter)
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... "People who actually believe that if you have nothing to hide then why worry, scare me because they are willing to give away the right of privacy to an authority who can make up the rules as the game goes on and can declare anything or anybody a 'threat' ..."

"If the president has the power to waive or disregard the Fourth Amendment he has the right to waive and disregard any part of the Constitution he sees fit, to include 'the right of the people to keep and bear arms' as specified in the Second Amendment."

"You can't have it both ways."

"We, as a nation, had better start thinking about what is going on before we have our rights whittled away by a single person deciding what is right and what is wrong." ...
 

Keeping your guns safe and secure
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"If you were lucky enough to receive a new gun from Santa, maybe a gun safe is a late Christmas present worth considering. Tom Wright shows us what to look for in this week's On the Trail."

"If you are a firearm owner, firearm safety and security are of the utmost importance. Dan Compeau, from Williams Gunsight and Outfitters, says a gun safe should be at the top of your list." ...
 

NY: Safest Season Ever (last story on page)
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"The predictions that the new rifle hunting areas would be high-casualty combat zones did not come pass this year, as New York hunters achieved the safest season on record."

"There was one accident in Chenango County, one of the areas where rifle hunting for big game was allowed for the first time after nearly 70 years of shotgun-only regulations, but the accident involved a shotgun, not a rifle."

"The only property damage incident involving a rifle was in Cattaraugus County, where rifle hunting for big game is still illegal. The owner of the house that was hit said the shot was actually taken at his dog and had nothing to do with hunting." ...
 

IN: Man wounded in gunfire with burglar
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"A homeowner was injured when he exchanged gunfire with a burglar at his Fredonia home early Saturday."

"Larry W. Yancy, 56, was shot in his left calf when he confronted a burglar in the stairwell of his home shortly before 3 a.m."

"He was treated for his wound at Caldwell County Hospital and released."

"Kentucky State Police reported that Yancy was asleep when he was awakened by noises coming from downstairs in the residence. Taking a pistol with him, he went to investigate and he encountered an intruder."

"The intruder fired several shots at Yancy, police said, and Yancy returned fire. The intruder ran into a garage and out of the residence on foot. At that time, another person was also seen fleeing on foot." ...
 

OH: CCW courses more than bang
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"Recently, Warren pizza shop owner Eugene Madill drove to The Firing Line here to take an Ohio-required 12-hour 'Carrying Concealed Weapon,' or CCW, training course."

"A few weeks ago, he returned to the indoor pistol range to thank his instructors ... for the instruction that saved his life." ...

"Thats when he spotted a fourth person approaching with a knife. 'It dont matter,' he told the victim. 'Were going to kill you anyway.'"

"Madill then reached inside his jacket and pulled out his 9mm semiautomatic pistol. He shot the knife-wielder and one of the others who continued to beat him. The four fled and Madill called the police from his business, Mr. Bs Pizza. When he returned to the scene with officers, they found no one." ...
 

MO: Slaying of intruder raises KC toll to 127
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"A 50-year-old Kansas City man died Friday when he was shot after returning to the house of a woman who had a full order of protection against him."

"Police said the shooter apparently acted in self-defense after the man forced his way into a house in the 11300 block of Orchard Road in south Kansas City and threatened several residents."

"According to police, the man entered the home about 9:30 p.m. Thursday and threatened residents with a knife. One of the residents began struggling with the man, and a second resident shot the intruder in the leg." ...
 

IN: Off-duty police officer shoots dog
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"Modesto Ricard III said his brindle pit bull, Kaos, was only going outside to 'say hello' to the dog and his owner walking down the street. Police said the pit bull looked like he was going to attack."

"A few seconds later, Ricard said, the 2-year-old, 65-pound Kaos was lying dead in the front yard with a bullet in his heart, shot by off-duty Merrillville police Officer Dave DeSalle."

"DeSalle, who lives in the Forest Hills neighborhood, was walking Rocco, his police dog ... about 3:45 p.m. Saturday when Kaos burst out of the house, Operations Cmdr. Lance Huish said."

"DeSalle felt Kaos was going to attack either himself or Rocco and shot the dog in self-defense, Huish said."

"'He has a right to defend himself,' Huish said." ...
 

GA: Murder charge against rapper dropped
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"US prosecutors have dropped murder charges against rapper Gucci Mane, who had been accused in the shooting of another rapper in May."

"Prosecutors said they did not have enough evidence to try Mane over the slaying of Henry Lee Clark III, a rapper from Macon, Georgia."

"Mane said he shot Clark in self-defence when Clark and four other men attacked him." ...
 

WI: Your views: Rural taxpayer and concealed carry
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By RICK LEVANDOWSKI Independence, Wis.

Im gratified to see our legislators here in Wisconsin "Get It" finally.

We all know the response times to crime by law enforcement here in the rural areas of the midwest much less is it guaranteed by the Constitution despite being a taxpayer. The passage of concealed carry is the re-affirmation of the Second Amendment and the God-given right to self-preservation will no doubt lead to less crime because criminals wont know whos armed and whos a willing victim.

The biggest hurdle now will be the Madison Beltway mindset and the mighty (albeit over-worked of late) veto pen of Jim Doyle. Lets pull together to protect our rural way of life and urge the signing of this bill into law.
 

NY: Criminal, gun control two different things (letter)
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"The governor's initiatives to rid our streets of illegal guns and harshly punish those who use guns in the commission of a crime are worthy of praise. These are common sense approaches to reducing crime. ... However, I disagree with the way these initiatives are being portrayed since they are not about 'gun control,' but are about 'criminal control.'"

"First, get the illegal guns away from the criminals. Second, encourage and support the right of law-abiding citizens to own and carry concealed handguns for personal protection. New York needs to follow the lead of almost 40 other states in the nation that have 'shall issue' laws that allow unrestricted concealed handguns carry." ...
 

MA: Ex-officer files suit for pension
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"A former Springfield police officer who was convicted of manslaughter in 1991 has filed suit against the city of Springfield and local and state retirement boards, seeking a public pension for 17 years of service."

"Joseph A. Accetta Jr., 56, now of Longmeadow, filed suit in Hampden Superior Court on Dec. 21, asking the higher court to review and overturn Judge Jacques C. Leroy's Oct. 31 ruling in Springfield District Court."

"City Solicitor Edward M. Pikula and Accetta's lawyer, Michele A. Rooke, could not be reached for comment yesterday afternoon. Accetta was convicted of manslaughter in Hampden Superior Court on Dec. 29, 1991, after a jury trial for the Dec. 5, 1990, shooting death of Blase Brennan ..." ...
 

PA: Police officer accused of giving false reports
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"A Philadelphia police officer, who authorities said discharged her department-issued handgun while off duty inside her home, was arrested this week, accused of providing false reports to police and emergency personnel."

"Police said Officer Charlina Solomon, a nine-year veteran assigned to the 35th District, shot her Glock service pistol two times inside her home on March 13, injuring herself in her right side. Police said Solomon called 911 without identifying herself as an officer, then provided false information to emergency personnel and responding police." ...

"Police said Commissioner Sylvester M. Johnson has suspended Solomon with the intent to dismiss her from the force."
 

OH: Obetz sharpshooter charts rare perfect score
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"Jim Triplett, a retired Obetz police captain, generally shoots straight. But one day in December his aim was perfect."

"'You cant be perfect all the time. Its like in life,' said Triplett, currently a council member in Obetz. 'But to accomplish it every now and then is a unique and gratifying experience.'"

"Unique, which means one of a kind, is no exaggeration. Triplett, 58, shot what is believed to be the only perfect score in competition sponsored by the Glock Sports Shooting Foundation. Using a .40-caliber Glock semiautomatic pistol with iron sights, he accomplished the feat Dec. 17 at the New Albany Shooting Range in a match involving 58 shooters." ...
 

PA: Bryn Mawr Student Sues Over Flour-Condom Arrest
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"A Bryn Mawr College student has filed a federal lawsuit after spending three weeks in jail over flour-filled condoms, which authorities found in her luggage and wrongly insisted were filled with drugs." ...

"Philadelphia International Airport screeners found three condoms filled with white powder in Lees checked luggage shortly before she was to board a plane to Los Angeles to visit her family. Lee laughed and told city police that they were filled with flour, a silly stress-relief contraption that she and her classmates made as part of a freshman rite of passage."

"The police told her a field test showed that the powder contained opium and cocaine. A lab test later proved the substance was flour and all sides, including the prosecutor, say Lee is innocent." ...
 

MO: Policeman charged with stalking, fired
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"A six-year veteran of the Columbia Police Department has been dismissed from the force following his arrest Friday on suspicion of stalking a former girlfriend, using phone calls, letters and a vehicular tracking device."

"Todd Smith, 31, is charged with misdemeanor stalking, a Class A misdemeanor."

"If convicted, Smith could face up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine."

Smith was released from the Boone County Jail on bail early Saturday morning." ...
 

Canada: Snipers see eyes of men they kill
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"A loud hiss bursts from the silencer of an oversized rifle. A visible ripple moves through the air at twice the speed of sound and there is a loud clang as a bullet strikes a metal target 1,150 metres away."

"In the gently rolling hills of central Saskatchewan, 14 young soldiers are learning how to be world-class killers." ...

"Three years ago in Afghanistan a sniper with Edmonton Garrison's Third Battalion PPCLI set a world record when he gunned down a Taliban soldier at a range of 2,430 metres." ...
 

LA: Lack of firearms check brings tragedy (letter)
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A few days before Christmas, a friend of mine made a purchase from a very well- known local firearms dealer - walked in with cash in hand and walked out with a pistol a few minutes later.

No check was made to see if my friend could legally purchase a firearm.

The fact is, my friend suffered from severe depression and if a background check had been made, the dealer would have seen that a block from buying firearms had been placed on this person.

After leaving the store, my friend went home and committed suicide with the newly purchased pistol. The police found the receipt for it on the dining room table.

This brings up some very real concerns for all of us.

Rhoda Bearb

Lafayette

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Submitter's Note: If the facts presented here are correct, then the dealer broke numerous laws, and could face civil liability in addition to criminal charges. But much as she might want to assuage her guilt by blaming him, the dealer is not responsible for Ms. Bearb's friend's suicide, as numerous studies have shown that access to a gun has no bearing on suicide rates.
 

NC: In with a bang
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"It could have been a big-box store the week before Christmas. Parking was scarce, a line formed at the door and customers left with purchases."

"On Saturday, they walked out with rifles, handguns and ammunition."

"C & E Gun Shows ... ends its two-day event today at the Hickory Metro Convention Center."

"'This is the seventh year the show has come to Hickory,' said event organizer Bobby Hypes. About 75 exhibitors displayed wares ranging from jewelry, knives and camouflage hunting outfits to assault rifles."

"'The vendors offer more competitive pricing here,' Hypes said."

"Handgun buyers must bring a permit to purchase with them. Those wishing to purchase a rifle undergo a quick background check before a sale can take place." ...
 

NV: Local group seeks public shooting range
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"At the Jan. 3 Churchill County Parks and Recreation Board meeting, Stillwater Firearms Association will present a formal proposal to obtain land currently controlled by the Bureau of Land Management for the purpose of a county public shooting range."

"Significant growth in recent years has brought housing to previously vacant desert near Fallon. Many areas that were once safe for discharging firearms are now congested areas and safety is a primary issue."

"'Churchill County has a large number of firearms enthusiasts, target shooters and hunters,' said SFA President J. L. Rhodes, 'Our citizens need a place to safely conduct firearms training and target shooting.'" ...
 

UT: Gun sales shoot up on holidays
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"'Tis the season of peace, good will, to be jolly and, in the case of Utah gun shops, to sell 12,728 guns."

"And counting . . ."

"Utah will break previous annual gun sales records for the year and for the holiday season, when firearm sales are traditionally hotter than, well - a Saturday night special."

"Sales have been inching up nearly every year, reaching this year's record of nearly 72,000 rifles, shotguns, pistols and revolvers sold. That's 10 percent over 2004's 65,222."

"December sales - guns apparently make great gifts - are up 17 percent over the same period last year with two buying days remaining in the year." ...
 

Scope rings, mounts just as important for good shooting
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"One of the most amazing things about hunters and anglers is how some people will spend hundreds of dollars on equipment yet try to scrimp on some things just to save a few bucks."

"Guys will fish with a rod and reel that may cost $300 and have a $7 spinnerbait or $15 crankbait tied on line from the bargain bin. Or they'll have a top-flight rifle, scope, all-terrain vehicle and won't spend $85 for a good safety harness that might keep them from dying should they fall from their $240 tree stand."

"Scope mounts for a rifle or handgun are one of those 'little things' that often are overlooked. A good firearm and scope may cost upwards of $800 to $1,000, depending on your checkbook. Even those that cost less still are considered an investment ..." ...
 

ME: No. 1 with a bullet -- Bradford gunsmith has made a name with his skill and his stories
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"Carl 'Bill' Morrison shuffles slowly, purposefully working his way around his cluttered Bradford workshop, looking for something."

"Morrison skirts a rack full of gunstocks, dodges an oily pile of raw steel, sticks one burly paw into a well-worn cardboard box, and pulls out an unidentifiable gun part."

"Unidentifiable to you. To Morrison, the part isn't just identifiable. It's special."

"To the 84-year-old gunsmith, it may be a collectible, or a historic artifact or, at the very least, the jumping-off point for yet another meandering (and likely hilarious) story."

"Bill Morrison is among the most skilled gunsmiths in the region, or the state, or the nation (depending on whom you talk to ...)." ...
 

GA: DNR: Hunting in parks 'win-win'
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"Inviting orange-clad, rifle-toting hunters into state parks is the latest strategy wildlife managers are using to rein in deer populations, a plan that will continue next month after an inaugural November hunt."

"About 250 Georgia hunters killed 214 deer at Hard Labor Creek State Park near Rutledge for the first of four two-day open hunts hosted by Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites ..." ...

"'(The hunt) was definitely a success, and we were very satisfied with the results,' Gregory said. 'It's a great win-win situation.'"

"The booming deer population can deplete the food supply and clear brush and ground cover that birds and other small animals need for protection, nesting and raising their young." ...
 

MA: Women will get their shot in pistol league
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"For some lady shooters, the new year will start off with a bang (pardon the pun). According to Evelyn Jones of Dalton, a women's team has been put together to shoot in the Berkshire County Pistol League. She believes it's the first one ever in Berkshire County."

"So far, there are about 15 women signed up and they hope to be able to pull 8 or 9 for each match to give them a fighting chance against the guys who have been shooting all their lives. Most of the gals are newcomers to the shooting sports."

"Evelyn has been encouraging all the women who take the Basic Pistol Course to consider league shooting, ... when she spoke to them about the concept of an 'all woman team,' they all jumped on board. ..." ...
 

Canada: Martin throws support behind effort to keep handgun users in jail
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"Prime Minister Paul Martin has thrown his support behind a multi-government effort to keep those accused of gun violence in jail."

"The onus will be on anyone accused of committing a gun crime to show why they should not be locked up until they are tried if a proposal by Martin, Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty and Toronto mayor David Miller goes ahead."

"So-called reverse onus bail conditions are part of a package McGuinty called for after a brazen Boxing Day shootout in Toronto's busiest shopping district left six people injured and fatally wounded 15-year-old Jane Creda." ...
 

Canada: Federal help sought in war on guns, gangs
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"Ottawa must step in now to help Toronto cope with its guns and gangs crisis, Premier Dalton McGuinty told Prime Minister Paul Martin in a telephone conversation yesterday."

"In their candid conversation which sources say was initiated by Martin McGuinty implored the Prime Minister to bring the full force of the federal government to bear following the Boxing Day shooting death of 15-year-old Jane Creba on a Yonge St. jammed with holiday shoppers."

"McGuinty, the father of four grown children, joined a vigil Friday for the slain teen and was so affected by her death that he has ordered some of his staff to work over the long holiday weekend on the strategy for dealing with increasingly brazen criminal gangs." ...
 

Ireland: 23-year-old man dies in gun murder
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"A SLIGO man, 23, critically injured after being shot on his doorstep late on Friday, died in hospital last night."

"Garda investigating the shooting have now launched a murder hunt after the man lost his battle for life after he was shot twice by a gunman armed with a pistol."

"Sam Smith was confronted when he answered a knock at the door of his terrace home in Carroll Drive, Cranmore, around 11.30 on Friday night. He was shot through the glass door with what is believed to have been a 9mm hand gun, as he tried to escape his attacker."

"He was hit in the arm and stomach and the gunman fled the scene through an alleyway in the estate." ...
 

Canada: 52 in '05 Toronto struggles for answers as gun slayings double in a year
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"Guns were murder on Toronto last year."

"Sometimes in waves of two or three, mostly young black men were gunned down at an alarming rate."

"There were 78 murders in the city -- 52 of them by the bullet, a record number that more than doubles the 24 gun slayings in 2004." ...

"And we'll talk to a gangbanger who got out, which, it seems, is not easy."

"Guns give status to the street-tough subculture. In many cases, a 'piece' is the only thing that lets the strutters rule their roosts. Witness the Boxing Day bloodbath." ...
 

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