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Gunning For the World
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Once just a club for red-blooded American gun owners, the National Rifle Association has become a savvy global lobby. It presses for gun rights at the United Nations. It assists pro-gun campaigns from Sydney to São Paulo. And it has found that its message—loving freedom means loving guns—translates into almost every language."

"The ad starts with a sober, simulated news report. A news anchor, looking directly into the camera, warns viewers about Brazil’s proposed gun ban. 'People are misrepresenting the disarmament issue,' she says. 'It won’t disarm criminals.' ..." ...
 

Gun Control: The Promotion of Denial
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"Have you ever asked yourself: Why, when evidence overwhelmingly shows gun banners are wrong, do they persist in making outrageous claims about law-abiding gun owners? There may finally be an answer, so read on." ...
 

Sens. Feinstein, Graham on Alito
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Ca., ) and Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.) were interviewed by Brit Hume on Fox News Sunday this morning. Here are excerpts:" ...

"FEINSTEIN: Well, there is a controversy with respect to that. And I think that will come out in the committee questioning. One case which is very sensitive for many of us, a case called Rybar, where he dealt -- he said that -- struck down a law having to do with the possession and transfer of fully automatic machine guns, when the Miller case in the 1930s had clearly said that it was legal for the Congress to regulate these weapons under the Second Amendment." ...
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Submitter's Note: Amazing how this is only clear to hoplophobes.
 

Follow up on MTV's I'm a gun owner (blog)
Submitted by: SayUncle
Website: http://www.saysuncle.com/

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"I covered MTV’s I’m a gun owner several times. A new development is that Jane, a woman who claims to be the mother of the girl featured on MTV’s I’m a gun owner, left a long comment here. She says MTV lied to her daughter and misrepresented many events, notably that she hung up her gun. She did not. Good. Jane wants to get the message out, so I’ll reprint it here:"
 

Patented Firearm Safety Technology Keeps Kids Safe from Guns
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"When the Consumer Product Safety Council tested and failed 30 of the 32 then-available trigger and cable locks for guns, it opened the door for a new technology ... an entirely new, patented child safety technology for firearms is now available to every parent, grandparent, and responsible gun owner: the Child Guard CS-100."

"According to J. Terry Riebling ... 'When we decided to develop a new technology that would keep kids safe from firearms, we based our design on the features, function, and benefits that we know gun owners, shooters, and hunters need and want. We own firearms and we’re hunters who have also shot competitively, so we feel we understand what our buyers are looking for in a safety mechanism.'" ...
 

NY: A woman's crusade to stop gun violence
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"The calls come in from around the nation and the world. They come from mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters of those who have died by gunfire."

"'They're calling from everywhere,' said Elizabeth Bishop-Goldsmith. 'The stories I hear are heart-rending. It's a global epidemic.'"

"Bishop-Goldsmith ... founded Mothers Against Guns in March 1994 after writing an obituary for her godson, Purnell Williams. Williams was shot and killed that month while ejecting unruly patrons from a club in Jamaica, Queens ..."

"Six years later, Bishop-Goldsmith's nephew ... was killed in a random shooting while entering his car in Washington, D.C." ...
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KABA Note: Both shootings took place in cities where handguns are effectively banned.
 

The Latest Scarlett Letter
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Dear Gun Haters,"

"I am writing this letter as a young, female pistol-packing mama. I am a staunch defender of my right to bear arms, despite the fact that I do not belong to a militia group. This does not mean that I don't support gun control, because I do. But even with gun controls in place, I still want to protect my right to defend myself, my home, and my family."

"I think that one of the most important aspects of gun ownership is gun education. Over the last few weeks, I have made a point to go to the range and hone my skills as a capable gun fanatic. I even took my two best girlfriends with me so that I could teach them the proper way to carry, load, and fire a semi-automatic handgun. ..." ...
 

AL: Man shoots teen intruder
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"A 22-year-old man confined to a wheelchair shot one of two teenagers who broke into his Boxwood Court apartment Friday." ...

"The burglary victim told officers he had just returned home from work at the University of Alabama in Huntsville about 5 p.m. The man said he was in his bedroom when he heard a noise and looked outside the window to see two people climbing through another bedroom window."

"The man called 911 just before the two teens kicked open the bedroom door, police said. When the teens kicked open the door, the man opened fire with a semi-automatic pistol." ...
 

FL: Home invasion proves fatal for intruder
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"A Baker County homeowner and his wife woke up just in time to protect themselves during a home invasion robbery during the early morning hours of December 29. Jody Paul and Sabrina Thrift were asleep in their North Macclenny home when Richard Munoz, 23, and his 17-year-old brother, Robert, broke through their glass door utilizing a boat anchor they found in a nearby shed." ...

"Thrift grabbed a 357 revolver and .22 caliber pistol and began walking towards the bedroom door when he saw a light shining under the door. At that time the door opened and he observed someone standing in the doorway with a flashlight in one hand and an apparent weapon in the other. Thrift told investigators that’s when he began shooting." ...
 

CA: Off-Duty Prison Counselor Fatally Shoots Burglar
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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A man who broke into the bedroom of an apartment in San Bernardino County was shot and killed by one of the occupants -- a prison counselor for the state Department of Corrections.

Twenty-one-year-old Hector Soto, died less than three hours after being shot Friday and undergoing surgery at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department did not release the prison counselor's name. A department spokeswoman said the counselor will not be charged.

Authorities say Soto opened a front window to enter the apartment and walked to a bedroom. Police say the prison counselor fought with Soto and then pulled a pistol from his nightstand and shot him.
 

NH: New Hampshire bill aims to prevent Katrina-style gun seizures
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Concerned by perceived abuses of Federal power during the Katrina crisis, New Hampshire state reps are reviewing a bill which would criminalize certain weapons seizures - even if the perpetrators are Federal officers. House Bill 1639-FN, prohibits the confiscation of lawfully owned and lawfully carried firearms during a state of emergency, making a felon of any law enforcement officer who attempts to seize such a firearm during a disaster." ...

"The bill reads: 'Any law enforcement officer, person acting as a law enforcement officer, or other public official who confiscates or attempts to confiscate lawfully carried or lawfully owned firearms in this state during a declared state of emergency shall be charged with a class A felony.'" ...
 

ND: Fargo student in trouble for bringing toy gun to school
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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A middle school student here is facing suspension and possible expulsion after bringing a toy gun to school.

Superintendent David Flowers said the student brought a replica pistol to school that shoots a soft projectile.

Another student saw the toy gun in the student's backpack. Flowers said the investigation found no malicious intent on the part of the student.

"We do take it seriously because these weapons are so realistic that the police even consider them a danger and a threat," he said.
 

NY: Mike gunnin' for NRA
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"Mayor Bloomberg is getting ready to spend his political capital - and quite possibly his own cash - to try to stop the flow of illegal handguns into New York from other states."

"Bloomberg has been mostly mum on how he plans to wage his long-shot crusade, other than to say he hopes to build a coalition of big city mayors at the outset. Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles - all of which have seen increases in gun violence in recent years - are considered likely allies."

"But the biggest wild card, experts say, is whether and to what degree Bloomberg chooses to use his fortune, estimated at $6 billion, to battle the National Rifle Association." ...
 

PA: Bloomberg's hoplophobia
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"Big Media missed the story hidden in plain sight on New Year's Day. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's inaugural speech -- the part saying the city's most urgent challenge is ending the threat of guns and the violence they do -- was a cry for help."

"Mr. Bloomberg is a victim of hoplophobia: the irrational fear of guns." ...
 

NY: Assembly speaker should face reality
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"I would like to comment on N.Y. State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s remarks as cited in your Dec. 24 article, 'New York State approves law-enforcement legislation.'" ...

"If Speaker Silver wants to get serious about public safety, he would abolish the Sullivan Act and bring New York law in line with other states like Pennsylvania with right-to-carry concealed handgun laws so ordinary people can protect themselves. The Wisconsin legislature recently passed a bill with a 2-1 majority that will soon make it the 39th state with just such a law." ...
 

MD: Three Baltimore police officers charged in rape case
Submitted by: Robert

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"Three city police officers have been indicted on rape charges alleging that one officer had sex with a woman at a police station in exchange for her release and that the other two conspired to let it happen, the state's attorney's office said." ...

"The FBI opened a federal civil rights investigation, Barry Maddox, a spokesman for the FBI's Baltimore field office, told The (Baltimore) Sun. He said federal prosecutors could enter the case under a civil rights statute that prohibits abuse by police or others acting under the 'color of law.'" ...
 

AR: Realistic Guns Could Lead To Tragedy -- Deputies Draw Pistols On 10-Year-Old With BB Gun
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Two Benton County sheriff's deputies had a scare last week when they drew their guns on a 10-year-old boy who had what they thought was a real handgun tucked in his pocket. It was an air gun."

"'A 10-year-old child was just milliseconds from being shot and killed,' said Doug Gay, spokesman for the Benton County Sheriff's Office."

"At the Sheriff's Office on Friday, Gay compared the BB gun to his police handgun, pointing out the similarities."

"'Anyone who saw this gun would think it's a real gun,' Gay said."

"The Sheriff's Office received a call that a young boy had threatened another boy with a handgun, so the deputies responded, expecting to see a real gun, Gay said." ...
 

Honduras: Shootout kills 13 inmates in Honduras
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A drug-trafficking turf war inside Honduras' top federal prison led to the grisly clash that left at least 13 inmates dead, authorities said Friday."

"National Penitentiary Director Lt. Marvin Rajo ... said two rival bands battled inside in a cell block housing 400 of the prison's most dangerous inmates." ...

"Soon after the violence, inmates' bodies lay in pools of blood within the cellblock, all with stab wounds apparently inflicted by homemade knives. Ten of the dead also had an execution-style shot to the head. Officials said some were probably already were dead when they were shot." ...

"Honduran Security Minister Armando Calidonio said officials were investigating how inmates smuggled guns into the prison. Guards found two pistols." ...
 

FL: 2nd Amendment belongs in Dems' platform
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"I applaud the author of the 'Platform for Democrats' letter that was published Saturday. The letter listed six well-considered suggestions for Democratic Party platform items: ..."

"The only addition that I would include would be upholding and supporting the Second Amendment and its guarantee that American citizens can keep and bear arms."

"As a registered Democrat and reasonably informed citizen via the print media, I have seen that liberals have not been able to elect fielded political candidates for local and national offices ... some of us Democrats have found it necessary to vote for our Republican counterparts, who predominantly stand up for our country's Second Amendment rights, under our Constitution." ...
 

VA: Social Issues - Guns
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The so-called 'guns in bars' issue will return this year, a perennial topic that always generates heated debate. Gun-rights advocates want to let people carry concealed handguns into a restaurant or club as long as they don't consume alcohol."

"The hospitality and restaurant industry has long opposed the measure, contending that guns and alcohol don't mix."

"Second Amendment supporters counter that those who legally carry concealed handguns are law-abiding citizens." ...
 

VA: Residents receive free gunlocks
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Charles Felder doesn’t mind being overly secure about the gun in his north Suffolk home."

"'You can never be too safe,' he said, 'particularly when you’ve got a handgun, especially with small children.'"

"That’s why he was one of a few dozen locals who took advantage of Project Childsafe’s gunlock offering Friday afternoon at the Main Street Wal-Mart. In connection with the Suffolk Sheriff’s Department, officials handed out safety locks for firearms ranging from pistols to rifles."

"'I keep my handgun locked up in a case,' Felder said, 'but this is a good idea as well.'" ...
 

CT: Gun Control Could Help Track Down Dog's Killer
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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If the gun used to kill Dallas, the Labrador retriever, had been registered, within hours that gun could have been traced to its owner. (“Griswold family grieving after dog is shot and killed,” Dec. 27.)

It was not registered because the National Rifle Association has prevented, through its lobby, every attempt to make that provision and others into a law.

Besides making it possible to trace a gun, a registered firearms law could make an imbecile think twice before committing a crime.

Robert Griswold, senior member of the NRA, has put up a $1,000 reward to find the responsible person. That's all very well, but it's just guilt money. Shame on Mr. Griswold and his NRA.

George W. Patterson
Lyme
 

DE: Handgun season gets shot
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The state’s inaugural handgun deer hunting season kicks off today with a bang and some bucks."

"In May, Gov. Ruth Ann Minner signed legislation permitting the use of large-framed, large-caliber handguns for deer hunting, making Delaware the 48th state to legalize handgun use for hunting, according to the National Rifle Association."

"For the one-week season, hunters can apply in daily lotteries for a limited number of permits at five state wildlife areas or hunt on private land below the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal."

"Many Delaware sportsmen call the handgun season long overdue. In neighboring Maryland and Pennsylvania, handgun hunting has been permitted for decades." ...
 

AL: Cullman County deer hunter completes Alabama Grand Slam
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Cullman County deer hunter Tim McKoy has become the first person to complete the "Alabama Grand Slam," a feat accomplished by putting a buck in each of three categories in the Alabama Whitetail Records book."

"The record book recognizes bucks that meet a certain minimum score. It has categories for bucks taken with a rifle, bow and muzzleloader."

"All three of McKoy's bucks were taken in Cullman County, a county that has produced few record-book bucks through the years."

"McKoy, a real estate salesman, completed the hat trick on Nov. 29 with a buck taken by muzzleloader. The muzzleloader category has a minimum score of 120 points. McKoy's buck scored 126 4/8 points." ...
 

Canada: Toronto And Public Murder
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Following an unprecedented series of public shootings in Toronto, there is talk about stiffening penalties for having or using unlicensed handguns. In general, I support this idea, but my economics background reminds me of an important principle that applies: a fair probability of getting caught is always a greater deterrent than a stiff penalty alone. To confirm this intuitively, ask yourself about the impact on your highway-driving habits of a tripling of fines alone versus a tripling of the number of police patrolling highways enforcing existing fines."

"The problem is, in Toronto, the probability of getting caught for the kind reckless, brutal crime we have experienced many times now is close to zero. ..." ...
 

Bosnia: Bosnians Remain Armed as Fears of Further War Endure
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Fearing a new conflict, many Bosnians are doggedly holding on to weapons left over from the country's 1992-1995 war, despite efforts by foreign and local authorities to seize them."

"'Yes, I have a Kalashnikov and it's illegal, but every time they take one of them, I find another one,' said Bosnian Serb Pajo, who has already had three of the assault rifles confiscated on different occasions.

"'In this region having a weapon means having security, because this is a kind of place where you always have to fear other people,' said sociologist Ivan Sijakovic, explaining why Bosnians want to hang on to their weapons despite 10 years of internationally monitored peace in the former Yugoslav republic." ...
 

Argentina: Moot 'right' raises risk of dying at home
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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you have a weapon you have a problem,' the Ministry of Justice in Argentina has initiated a campaign against gun ownership ..."

"According to figures from the Pan-American Health Organization, 19 percent of deaths in Argentina are due to gun violence."

"Although Argentina used to be considered a nonviolent society, these days a person dies in the country from a gunshot every two hours. The aim of the ministry's campaign is to stress that gun ownership doesn't solve the problem; it only exacerbates it."

"The issue of gun ownership is particularly relevant in the United States where, according to the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, civilians own an estimated 238 million to 276 million guns." ...
 

Canada: Gun owners say they're wrong target
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Here's a true story from 50 years ago that could never happen today. Two teenage boys were swaying back and forth in a Toronto streetcar, .22 rifles propped between their knees, headed for the dump to do some shooting. A police officer boarded and walked past them, eyed the two rifles, and said in a firm, fatherly voice, 'Those wouldn't be loaded now, would they, boys?'"

"'No, sir!'"

"'Be careful, now.'"

"And that was that. Of course, those days are past. What used to be seen as tools or mundane pieces of sporting equipment don't fit into urban Canadian society today. Forget about intent; guns are weapons and as removed from the lives of most citizens of Toronto as woodstoves and horse stables." ...
 

UK: End Of The High Life
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A PLAYBOY Leeds drug dealer who lived a life of luxury was today starting a 14-year jail sentence."

"Bradford Crown Court heard that Peter Cooling used drugs money to buy two expensive properties and a string of high-value cars." ...

"Cooling's downfall began last February, when he was arrested in connection with money-laundering offences. Following that arrest, police began watching a house Cooling rented in Bramham Yard, Kippax."

"When it was raided, officers found £80,000 worth of heroin and cocaine and drug processing and packaging equipment in a padlocked cupboard."

"Police also recovered two automatic pistols which had been converted to fire live ammunition, together with 17 adapted cartridges." ...
 

Australia: Sydney hit by spate of armed robberies
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"POLICE made a public appeal for information last night after a Sydney post office, fast food restaurant and bottle shop were all targeted by armed robbers in the space of 24 hours."

"A male and female employee at Liquorland in Minto Mall, Pembroke Road, Minto, suffered a terrifying ordeal on Friday night when two men forced their way in through the rear of the premises shortly after 9pm, as the store was being closed."

"The offenders, wearing motocross-style helmets and armed with a firearm and machete, threatened the store attendants and forced them to open a safe before taking cash and cigarettes." ...
 

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