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John Longnecker: Gun Control Is Not Where Crime Is Fought
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Crime is not fought by chasing it – crime may be caught by chasing it, but such after-the-fact agony for victims of crime cannot work as well as promised when it so profoundly vexes the rights of the very people the law was sworn to serve."

"This week, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law the Microstamping bill on the reason that it will help police trace criminal shooters. This is not possible, of course. It is too easy to substitute, plant or to (ahem) police up one's brass at a scene such that the trail is worse than cold, it can become tragically misleading. It could too easily become a trap for any number of innocent gun owners ... This is a gun ban." ...
 

Who's Really Crazy? (JPFO)
Submitted by: Red's Trading Post Inc.
Website: http://redstradingpost.blogspot.com/

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"By now, many people have heard about the student at a Saint Paul, MN university who was suspended and ordered to undergo psychiatric counseling, merely for advocating firearms ownership." ...

"Why would advocating self-defense -- a basic human right that no one can dispute -- result in a forced psychiatric evaluation? ..."

"We encourage all college and high school students, and anyone who works on a college campus, to help counteract 'educators' promoting 'gun control' schemes and enforcing their beliefs through thought-control." ...

"We must stop this lunacy ... or the lunatics will continue to run the asylum."
 

Real Solutions For Tough Issue
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"I continue to pray for the victims and their families of the most recent Cleveland SuccessTech school shooting. Ohioans are now forced to look in our own backyard at these ghastly school tragedies that seem to be sweeping the nation. It is time for real solutions to be explored in order to protect our children."

"Many people will say that these shootings are proof that we need 'more common sense gun control laws.' What specific laws would have stopped this deranged killer? We must consider the fact that current laws prohibit anyone under 21 from acquiring a handgun, prohibit guns on school grounds, prohibit carrying guns without a license ... What magical new law will stop future school shootings ..." ...
 

Gun Lobbyist and Gun Dealer Sandy Abrams Heads to Trial for Illegal Assault Weapon Sales, Cited for 900 Federal Gun Law Violations Over Nearly a Decade (BCPGV)
Submitted by: RPA-PAC
Website: http://www.rpa-pac.org

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"Sandy Abrams, who for years was the go-to guy in Maryland for journalists who wanted to interview an opponent of gun control laws, is set to go on trial Wednesday, charged with illegally selling assault weapons to a criminal who used one of the guns to shoot at Baltimore County police, and for illegal possession of a fully automatic machine gun with a silencer." ...
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KABA Note: According to an interview with Mr. Abrams, a number of those "violations" are nothing more than a customer putting down the wrong county of residence, or putting 'Y' or 'N' instead of 'Yes' or 'No'. As for the "missing" firearms, most of those involved serial number errors (putting down 1443 instead of 1433) rather than actualy 'missing' guns.
 

Protect gun rights... but not for the reasons you expect
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Unfortunately, my political views are generally not that interesting ... I'm just a mostly boring left-of-center. But there's one position I can't identify with: Gun control. ... the Democrats are wrong on the issue of gun control."

"Now don't get me wrong. While I'm a member of the NRA, I'm not 'pro-gun.' I think guns are stupid, and that they can and do kill people. But I do think the Second Amendment should be interpreted to mean normal people should carry guns. So why should we protect our right to bear arms?" ...

"So why keep them? ... Like everything in the Bill of Rights, it is a safeguard against only one entity: the government. ..." ...
 

Yet another anti-gun liberal grapples with reality...
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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with certain faces on television. You quickly learn who is worth listening to and who is not on a variety of subjects. One whom I came to respect for his opinions was Jonathan Turley, who is a law professor at George Washington University. Mr. Turley was a frequent guest on news programs during the Clinton Impeachment as a legal commentator, and though he was clearly a liberal, he was an honest one. So I took interest in what he had to say in a recent article for USA Today. His article followed a curious growing movement: Liberals who admit the Second Amendment might actually mean what it says, recognizing an individual right to bear arms." ...
 

Air America Host Randi Rhodes is the Victim of a Violent Attack
Submitted by: Anonymous

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"Randi Rhodes was mugged on Sunday night on 39th Street and Park Ave, nearby her Manhattan apartment, while she was walking her dog Simon."

"According to Air America Radio late night host Jon Elliott, Rhodes was beaten up pretty badly, losing several teeth and will probably be off the air for at least the rest of the week. At of late Monday night we have not able to locate any press accounts of the attack and nothing has been posted on the AAR website."

"Several liberal blogs, including the Randi Rhodes Message Board and Democratic Underground have logged numerous posts on the Rhodes mugging with most of the posters expressing concern about the condition of the popular lib talker." ...
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KABA Note: Oops. So is Mr. Elliot going to apologize for his hate-filled commentary?
 

AL: Alabama Grandma, 81, Shoots Burglar With Pistol
Submitted by: RPA-PAC
Website: http://www.rpa-pac.org

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"An 81-year-old woman shot a homeless man after finding him washing his clothes in her laundry room, police said ..."

"Ethel Sanders told police she heard noises in her laundry room Monday morning, so she grabbed her handgun and found James Penn, 25, standing in his underwear near the washing machine ..."

"Sanders, who normally uses a walker, shot Penn when he came at her, Gallichant said. She was knocked to the ground by the force of the shot and Penn grabbed the gun from her ..."

"Penn pointed the gun at Sanders, took his clothes from the washing machine and fled ..."

"Officers quickly found the nearly naked suspect at a nearby community center. ... he was expected to survive." ...
 

TX: Homeowner Fatally Shoots Intruder
Submitted by: RPA-PAC
Website: http://www.rpa-pac.org

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FULL TEXT BELOW:

Police said they don’t expect to file charges against a homeowner who fatally shot a burglar.

Police said a man broke into a home in the 3600 block of Cortez Drive, north of Bachman Lake, at about 2 a.m. Tuesday.

The homeowner was awakened by his pet and saw the intruder on a surveillance system. He shot the intruder inside the home’s detached garage, police said.

The intruder was taken to Parkland Hospital in critical condition. He died a short time later.

People had burglarized the home several times in the last month, according to police.
 

NY: Self-defense debated in shooting
Submitted by: RPA-PAC
Website: http://www.rpa-pac.org

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"As investigators probe the weekend shooting of a robbery suspect in the city, legal experts say several key issues might determine whether the store owner fired in self-defense." ...

"[Attorney] Kouray, [Schenectady County public defender] Caruso and [Schenectady County District Attorney Robert] Carney agreed the law is clear: Residents can use deadly physical force inside their homes, but lose that right if they can safely retreat from danger."

"'The law allows for self-defense, it doesn't allow for vigilantism,'" Carney said." ...
 

Ron Paul GOP's Only Hope for 2008
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The GOP will be doomed to obscurity in 2008 if it doesn't return to its conservative roots -- and fast. Ron Paul, GOP presidential candidate and free-market champion, has been attacked by the scarily-becoming-mainstream war-mongering, big-spending Republicans as being a 'kook' and, in an attempt to scare what's left of the base, unconservative. ..." ...

"Ron Paul is a real conservative. He is a champion of the taxpayer, having never voted to raise taxes -- ever-- during his entire congressional career. He is a strong supporter of second amendment rights. ..." ...
 

Moralist Fred Thompson for President
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Per AP's Liz Sidoti, 'Some think the way to beat the Democrats in November is to be more like them. I could not disagree more,' the one-time Tennessee senator says in remarks he is to deliver before the Conservative Party of New York." ...

"From his official site, he states:" ...

"'I strongly support the Second Amendment of the Constitution, which protects an individual’s right to keep and bear arms.'" ...
 

VA: Vogel stands up for Second Amendment
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The Second Amendment of our Constitution (the right to keep and bear arms) is the strength of America."

"The fact that it was second in the Bill of Rights shows the priority placed upon it by our founders of freedom. It is right after the freedom of speech." ...

"There is a movement in America to disregard or take away our rights."

"At the state level, our Gov. Tim Kaine (D) refuses to abide by and enforce the laws already on the books. ..."

"Jill Holtzman Vogel (R) has made her position clear."

"Jill upholds the right to keep and bear arms and will not tolerate any infringement. She has had a concealed weapon permit for years. Jill does not just talk the talk, she walks the walk." ...
 

Families of Virginia Tech Victims and Survivors Urge Congress to 'Finish The Job,' Strengthen Brady Background Checks
Submitted by: RPA-PAC
Website: http://www.rpa-pac.org

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"Fifteen family members and survivors of the Virginia Tech shootings came to Washington D.C. today to urge Congress to pass legislation endorsed by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, as well as the National Rifle Association, that would help prevent people like the Virginia Tech killer from arming themselves." ...
 

NRA backs anti-gun group on Capitol Hill
Submitted by: Ed Anger

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"New gun legislation related to the Virginia Tech campus shooting has the National Rifle Association and a violence prevention group calling for a cease-fire in a long-running dispute as the two rally their lobbying efforts on the Hill." ...
 

Groups press Coburn on gun measure
Submitted by: RPA-PAC
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"National Rifle Association and those affected by the Virginia Tech shooting rampage are working to overcome U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn's hold on a bill designed to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people."

"Led by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, the effort was kicked off Monday, the six-month anniversary of the campus shooting that claimed more than 30 lives." ...
 

CA: Oxnard expected to OK gun control law tonight
Submitted by: RPA-PAC
Website: http://www.rpa-pac.org

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"Oxnard will become the fourth city in Ventura County to approve a new gun control law that allows police to better track the sale of illegally purchased weapons."

"The City Council will consider the so-called lost or stolen gun ordinance tonight, and three council members said they will vote to approve it."

"'I think it's a great idea,' Councilman Dean Maulhardt said last week. 'It’s another tool to keep guns out of the control of people who shouldn’t have them,' said Mayor Tom Holden, who will join Maulhardt and Councilman Tim Flynn in voting for the law." ...
 

Thoughts On Defensive War By Thomas Paine, "arms like laws discourage and keep the invader and the plunderer in awe", July, 1775
Submitted by: GunShowOnTheNet.com
Website: http://GunShowOnTheNet.com/

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"Could the peaceable principle of the Quakers be universally established, arms and the art of war would be wholly extirpated: But we live not in a world of angels..."

"...I am thus far a Quaker, that I would gladly agree with all the world to lay aside the use of arms, and settle matters by negotiation; but unless the whole will, the matter ends, and I take up my musket and thank heaven he has put it in my power..."

"...Thus the peaceable part of mankind will be continually overrun by the vile and abandoned, while they neglect the means of self defence. The supposed quietude of a good man allures the ruffian; while on the other hand, arms..."
 

Blackwater Training US Police
Submitted by: Anonymous

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"The mercenary firm Blackwater USA is well known for the controversy involving its 'shoot first, ask no questions' policy in Iraq. ..."

"These training centers ... may result in the establishment of a network of Blackwater-trained police, sheriffs, and other police units around the country. Given Blackwater's dismal record on human rights and brutality, this spells trouble ..."

"On October 14, the Washington Post ran a story, which included photographs from Blackwater's Moyock training center. However, what was most intriguing was a photograph of a police and military patch board at Blackwater's headquarters that indicated the police agencies that have sent their officers to Moyock for training." ...
 

Only criminals will have guns: On the Beat with Policeman Dan
Submitted by: Red's Trading Post Inc.
Website: http://redstradingpost.blogspot.com/

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"Q: It seems that guns have been used a lot in recent months to commit crime. I think that if gun control was enacted these crimes may not have happened. What are your thoughts on gun control?"

"A: Here is my thought on gun control and I know a few officers that will be mad when I say this. I believe that gun control works best when you use the F.B.I. triangular stand and hold the gun with both hands. That is the best way to control a gun. The few officers who disagree might be firearms instructors."

"Ok here are my real thoughts on gun control. Gun control to me is an issue where the control of the gun is more of a prohibiting factor when the good guy has the gun than when the bad guy does ..." ...
 

Bureaucrats Gone Wild; ATF Seattle Field Division and Spokane 'officials' are out of control
Submitted by: Idaho Ordnance
Website: http://www.id-ord.com/

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"What would you do if you were an employer and one of your employees lied to you in order to exaggerate their effectiveness so you would give them more money and power and then they took over your business and had you incarcerated?"

"Well that is exactly what We The People have in the BATFE Seattle Field Division, Michael Sullivan, and the various 'public servants' in Spokane. These people are our employees and they are supposed to be working to do one of the few functions which government should do, and that is protect the citizens. Instead we have rogue bureaucrats and politicians who are wasting our tax money, outright lying, and increasing the chains to bind us." ...
 

Exaggerations from the ATF Seattle Field Division
Submitted by: Idaho Ordnance
Website: http://www.id-ord.com/

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"The ATF Seattle Field Division, which has relentlessly pursued us, was caught exaggerating about their gang sweep and the 77 arrests made. Although the reporter caught them in their exaggeration, they still have not removed it from their web site." ...

"This is also the same office that:"

"* Exaggerated about Rocket Launchers in Alaska"

"* Exaggerated about a Short Barreled rifle in the Kwan case"

"* Exaggerated about illegal weapons with Survival Enterprises"

"* Exaggerated in revoking the license of a Blind Dealer"

"* Exaggerated in a dealer making serious weapons"

"* Exaggerated in the Ruby Ridge case" ...
 

OR: The Sheriff Says No To Paper Request
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The Medford Mail Tribune and the Jackson County sheriff are gearing up for a showdown in court. The issue gets down to the rule of law."

"Should concealed weapons permits be open according to the public records law or should the sheriff be able to say no he holds those records to privacy standards." ...

"The request stems from the highly publicized case involving South Medford High School teacher Shirley Katz who wants to bring her legally permitted concealed weapon on campus."

"The editors of the Mail Tribune are interested in finding out if there are other teachers in Jackson County who have concealed weapons permits." ...
 

OR: A camera is now a dangerous weapon
Submitted by: motoboy

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... "Frank Waterhouse is suing for unlawful seizure with excessive force, alleging that police fired a Taser and bean bag rounds at him on May 27, 2006 because he was videotaping their search of a friend's property ..." ...

"Officers wrote in their reports that Waterhouse ran off, they chased and then bean-bagged and Tasered him. One officer wrote, 'He had refused to drop the camera which could be used as a weapon.'"

"Waterhouse was arrested, accused of criminal trespass and disorderly conduct. A jury acquitted him of all charges."

"Here is the video that Waterhouse shot. It depicts the final 27 seconds of footage and ends with him being hit by the Taser darts." ...
 

FL: Miami to Give Officers Assault Weapons
Submitted by: D.Finlayson

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"Patrol officers will have the option of carrying assault rifles as police try to combat the rise in the use of similar weapons by criminals, Miami's police chief said Sunday."

"Police Chief John Timoney approved the new policy last week, before a Miami-Dade police officer was killed in a shootout with an assault rifle-wielding suspect on Thursday." ...

"The policy had been under review for about a year due to officers seeing an increase in the weapons, Timoney said." ...

"The Miami Police Department said 15 of its 79 homicides last year involved assault weapons. This year, 12 of the 60 homicides have involved the high-power guns." ...
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Submitter's Note: The Fox News sound bite stated the AR-15 is an "assault weapon"
 

UK: Officers fired 'dumdum' bullets to ensure Jean Charles de Menezes died instantly
Submitted by: RPA-PAC
Website: http://www.rpa-pac.org

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"Police marksmen shot Jean Charles de Menezes seven times in the head with hollow-point 'dumdum' bullets designed to kill instantly, the Old Bailey was told yesterday."

"The bullets, used by US air marshalls, give 'a greater chance of immediate incapacitation', the court was told. A senior firearms adviser, known as Andrew to protect his anonymity, told the court that the decision to use the bullets was made to help police seeking the failed July 21 suicide bombers, who were still at large in 2005." ...

"Mr de Menezes, 27, an innocent Brazilian, was followed from his home in Scotia Road, South London – an address linked to the July 21 attempted bomber Hussain Osman."

"He was trailed unchallenged on two buses and a Tube train before armed police shot him in the head on a train at Stockwell station." ...
 

TX: Official won't sell land to National Park Service
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson says he's going forward with a controversial plan to auction off the pristine Christmas Mountains to wealthy private interests despite renewed interest in the property by the National Park Service."

"Patterson says he won't allow a delay of the sale ... because the National Park Service will not allow hunting on the property in far West Texas. Patterson is a strong Second Amendment advocate who sponsored the state's concealed-handgun law." ...

"'The National Park Service prohibits hunting and enforces an unconstitutional ban on the personal possession of firearms,' Suydam said. 'Commissioner Patterson's message to Superintendent Wellman was simple: No hunting, no firearms, no deal.'" ...
 

Canada: Americans Refuse Ban on Handguns
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Two-thirds of adults in the United States would oppose a federal ban on handguns for everyone except the police and other authorized individuals, according to a poll by Gallup released by USA Today. 68 per cent of respondents do not think there should be a law prohibiting the possession of handguns."

"In addition, 51 per cent of respondents think there should be stricter regulations regarding the sale of firearms, down five points in a year."

"The U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment guarantees Americans the right "to keep and bear arms." Some American states have enacted their own gun control regulations, independent of existing federal legislation." ...
 

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