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With Friends Like This …
Submitted by: N T Merkel

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"On Wednesday, the National Rifle Association shed its alleged neutrality and endorsed President George W. Bush for re-election despite his exceptionally poor record on gun rights issues. Few, least of all Libertarian presidential candidate Michael Badnarik, expressed surprise."

"'No, I’m not a bit surprised,' said Badnarik on Sunday as he was traveling to the battleground state of Oregon for three days of campaign events. 'It’s par for the course.'"

"'There’s a reason author L. Neil Smith, a friend of mine, calls the NRA 'the nation’s oldest, largest gun control organization,' said Badnarik. 'These are the people who wrote the 1968 Gun Control Act 'so it wouldn’t be worse.' They’ve never met a victim disarmament law they weren’t willing to capitulate to, accommodate and eventually defend.'" ...
 

The Great Gun Debate
Submitted by: Wildfire

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This is a poll on the LaPierre/Peters debate about gun control. (They are pushing for UN control for the USA.)

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The password is: gun2004
 

Second Amendment Purists [blog]
Submitted by: Countertop
Website: countertop-chronicles.blogspot.com

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"Over at packing.org, a discussion of the upcoming election led to this comment by a poster, upset about Bush's remarks in the third debate about how he would have signed a renewal of the assault weapon ban--had it ever reached his desk:"

"Bush believes ...government has the right to ban firearms simply because they look too dangerous for commoners to own. He doesn't want my vote."

"I read remarks like that, and I find myself suspecting that the poster is actually a Democratic troll. I would expect that in the next few weeks, the Democrats are going to be going to every possible 'gun rights' chat room or discussion group, and trying to promote the idea that Bush doesn't deserve the votes of gun rights activists because he doesn't share our view of the Second Amendment." ...
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Clayton Cramer has posted an eloquent wake-up call to Second Amendment Purists.
 

Police Call on Kerry to Stop Misrepresenting Their Support
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Today Chuck Canterbury, the President of the nation's largest police labor organization, called on John Kerry to stop making misleading statements regarding his support from the law enforcement community. Both on the campaign trail and in Wednesday night's debate in Tempe, AZ, Senator Kerry has alluded that he has the support of the majority of these brave men and women." ...

"Canterbury also said it was the height of irony that Kerry would use his position on the reauthorization of the assault weapons ban as a reflection of his support from police."

"'First, if a police officer is killed by an AK-47, Kerry would oppose the death penalty for the killer,' Canterbury said. "In addition, where was he when this issue was being discussed in the 108th Congress?'" ...
 

Vote your gun
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"As a proud gun owner and hunter of everything from Texas whitetails to South African wildebeests, to me, Kerry’s anti-gun voting history and his anti-hunting backers are more scary than the 256-pound charging wild boar I shot at a mere ten feet."

"In addition to the mondo problems I have with Kerry’s uberliberal senatorial voting record ... another big reason I am decisively blowing Kerry off is because I prize the time I get to spend shooting, hunting and gun collecting. Kerry and his supporting cast want to tread on my pursuit of cordite happiness and I don’t like it."

"Gun owners and hunters, don’t let Kerry fool you with his 'I’m a gun owner and hunter and I respect the Second Amendment' bovine scatology. ..." ...
 

NC: NRA protests Kerry at speedway
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The National Rifle Association held a political rally Friday just outside Lowe’s Motor Speedway." ...

"'NASCAR nation is NRA nation,' said Wayne LaPierre, the NRA’s executive vice president. 'These are people, just like we are, that believe in freedom. They're average, hard-working, taxpaying Americans that don't want to lose the freedoms in the Bill of Rights.'"

"'When you have a politician that comes along and says, 'I want to take away your right to own a gun, take away your right to self-defense,' and works with the people who want to stop hunting, these people say 'Oh no you won't -- and I’ll go to the polls on Election Day and vote against you.'" ...
 

CA: Files on LAPD shootings tell incomplete story, newspaper finds
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The civilian panel that oversees conduct within the Los Angeles Police Department has frequently been misled by incomplete reports of officer-involved shootings, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday."

"Among the findings: Reports to the Los Angeles Police Commission have routinely left out information, including statements from witnesses who claimed police fired upon suspects without being provoked, as well as evidence that contradicted officers' claims of shooting in self-defense." ...

"The commission ruled the use of force was reasonable and justified in at least 28 shootings - 15 of them fatal - without having knowledge of all the evidence, according to the newspaper's investigation." ...
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So the police regularly lie to the 'civilian' panel that they claim is a check on their use of force. But I'm sure that if Sarah and her ilk get their way, the cops would be more forthcoming.
 

CA: Investigating Their Own - The LAPD has often led its civilian overseers astray about key facts on officers' use of deadly force [another story]
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... "In 1999, police searching for the source of New Year's Eve gunfire shot and killed a man they said had pointed a shotgun at them. Evidence that the officers mistakenly shot an unarmed man was left out of the investigative summary presented to the commission."

"City lawyers, confronted later with the full evidence, agreed to pay the man's family $2.6 million."

"In 1997, a drug-addled motorist slammed his car door on a police officer's arm and tried to flee, pulling the officer along. Another officer then shot and killed the driver. The LAPD said it was the only way to save the trapped policeman."

"However, four bystanders — not mentioned in the LAPD summary — told detectives that the policeman had gotten free of the car and was out of danger when his colleague shot the motorist to death." ...
 

NM: Officers, sheriff critic charged
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"Charges were filed Friday in connection with a fight after the May 13 sheriff candidates forum, officials said."

"Officials charged Jason Waller, Ernie Mendoza Jr. and Nicholas Leone with one count each of disorderly conduct."

"Waller is a state police patrolman, and Mendoza is a Carlsbad police officer. Leone is a critic of Sheriff Kent Waller."

"The charge is a petty misdemeanor punishable by six months in jail or a $500 fine or both, Clovis-based attorney Matt Chandler said Friday."

"Fifth Judicial District Attorney Tom Rutledge assigned Chandler to decide if charges should be filed citing a conflict of interest stemming from the working relationship between local law enforcement officials and prosecutors." ...
 

KY: Women's prison worker convicted of sex abuse [first story on page]
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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A prison employee was found guilty yesterday of eight counts of sexually abusing two inmates, according to the office of the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky. The inmates were under the supervision of Gregory W. Goins, 35, of Lexington, while he worked at Atwood Prison Camp at the Federal Medical Center, a women's prison in Lexington. Goins could face the maximum penalty of 28 years in prison and a $450,000 fine. Goins, 35, is not the same person as Gregory W. Goins, 46, who lives at Fox Hunt Circle in Lexington.
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But according to Sarah and Rosie, agents of the government, like this man, should have a monopoly on armed force.
 

AL: Piedmont policeman, family arrested in drug dealing probe
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"A 24-year-old Piedmont policeman, his wife and two other family members have been arrested and charged in a drug-dealing scheme."

"Calhoun County sheriff's deputies and Piedmont police arrested Jonathan Everett Eaton at his Aderholdt Road home Thursday. Others charged include Eaton's wife, Delora Ladale Eaton, 20; his mother-in-law, 40-year-old Lora Lee Cross, and Cross' common-law husband, Gary Lee Law, 55."

"A search of the home turned up 11 ounces of methamphetamine, more than an ounce of marijuana, and more than 10-thousand dollars in cash, Sheriff Larry Amerson said."

"Six rifles and handguns, and several pipes used to smoke methamphetamine also were found, he said." ...
 

HI: Drug raid sweeps up ex-police officer
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A former police officer convicted in 1991 for his part in a Hawaii Kai burglary ring is behind bars again after a police drug raid in Kalihi."

"Police said Rogelio Mata, 62, was arrested about 7:20 a.m. yesterday for possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia at a home ... He also had outstanding warrants, police said." ...

"Mata was convicted in 1991 for conspiracy to commit burglary."

"In that case, prosecutors said Mata used information he gathered as an officer to identify homes to burglarize and to inform the thieves of the progress of investigations into the burglaries."

"A former locksmith and three others were convicted for the actual robberies of homes." ...
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But according to Sarah, men like this should be the only ones with guns.
 

Sri Lanka: Sri Lankan policeman goes berserk killing five
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An illicit love affair led to six deaths including a policeman in a Sri Lankan coastal town, police said Sunday.

The policeman serving in the western coastal town of Negombo, some 30 kilometers north of capital Colombo shot dead his wife and her three relatives over an argument Saturday night before he visited his paramour nearby and also killed her.

The policeman then returned to his police station only to turn the gun on himself killing him on the spot, police sources said.

All killings has [sic] been committed with his weapon issued for official duties.
 

India: Manorama rape case probe reaches deadlock
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"Probe into the rape of Manorama Devi ... is believed to have reached a deadlock with state police alleging that Assam Rifles was not co-operating in the investigations and that no DNA sample had been taken by the state authorities."

"This has been conveyed to senior officials in the Ministry of Home Affairs and Prime Ministers' Office by the state government following inquiries whether the probe had found that Manorama Devi was not raped, official sources said." ...

"The Army authorities, in response to a request from the state police to join the investigations in the rape-cum-murder case, had written back to the state government saying why were the charges of rape being pressed by the state government when it had been concluded in the post-mortem and the forensic report that no sexual abuse was committed."
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Okay, how about the murder charges? This woman was beaten to death, and her body dumped outside town, after she had been "arrested" by the Assam Rifles.
 

India: Stamp seller killed by officer's negligent discharge
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"A Stamp seller was killed and a typist injured critically when the rifle of a police constable went off accidentally at the Mubarak Mandi Court complex here today."

"Police said soon after the incident, people caught hold of the cop and beat him up."

"Police said Cop Mohammad Syed was exchanging pleasantries with his acquaintance outside a lower court at Mubarak Mandi when his rifle went off accidentally, resulting in on the spot death of Stamp Vendor suresh and injuring typist Ashutosh."

"Ashutosh was undergoing treatment at the Government Medical College Hospital here."

"Police said when Syed made an attempt to flee from the spot, some bystanders snatched the rifle from him and gave him a sound beating." ...
 

Philip Terzian: Annals of zero tolerance
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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... "That's the good news. The bad news is that zero-tolerance policies are equally applied to another source of public anxiety: guns. School administrators seem incapable of distinguishing between an M-16 and a water pistol, and the same instinct that confiscates your grandmother's nail clipper at the airport now treats members of rifle teams and skeet-shooting clubs as incipient felons."

"Case in point: 17-year-old Joshua Phelps, a high school student and Civil War re-enactor in Pine Bush, N.Y., north of New York City, who made the mistake of driving to school one Monday morning after participating in a weekend Union Army re-enactment. ..." ...
 

MA: Unloaded gun brought into school prompts student's expulsion hearing
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A junior at the Greater Lawrence Regional Technical School is facing an expulsion hearing tomorrow for bringing an unloaded handgun to school on Oct. 4.

Assistant Superintendent Charles Fox said Obrien Verona of Lawrence was suspended from school after classmates reported the weapon to school authorities.

Andover Police Lieutenant James D. Hashem said the gun had been reported stolen.

He said Verona has been charged with carrying a firearm on school grounds, carrying a dangerous weapon, and receiving stolen property.
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Boy those "gun-free" school zones seem to be working really well!
 

NH: Defending school photo, senior sticks to his gun
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A Londonderry High School student whose photograph has been barred from the senior yearbook because it shows him holding a shotgun is taking his case to court, after rejecting a compromise offered by the school board."

"At a hearing last Tuesday, the board voted to keep the photograph of Blake Douglass out of the section of senior portraits. Instead, said chairwoman Anne Jacoby, the board offered to print the photo of Douglass holding a skeet shooting gun on a community sports page in the yearbook."

"'It is the connotation of violence that we object to,' Jacoby said in a telephone interview after the hearing. 'Not everyone is familiar with skeet shooting, and in today's society, post 9/11 and Columbine, we think that the right context for the picture is on a sports page.'" ...
 

WI: Two Marquette University Shot During Party, One Critically
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"Police had two people in custody Sunday in connection with the shooting of two Marquette University students who were trying to prevent a group from entering a house party."

"One of the students, shot in the abdomen and face, was in 'very critical' condition Sunday at Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital in Wauwatosa, said police Capt. Timothy Burkee."

"The other was in stable condition Sunday, he said."

"One of the four males trying to join the party late Friday pulled out a gun and fired multiple shots after they were pushed away by students, police said." ...
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From the Marquette University Student Handbook: "Students are not permitted to possess, use or store firearms or weapons of any type, including paintball guns, pellet guns, knives, decorative swords or other hunting equipment ..."

In a defense free zone, thugs can use force with relative impunity.
 

NJ: Groups sue to force 2004 N.J. bear hunt
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Hunting organizations sued the state Thursday, seeking to force a December bear hunt that's being blocked by New Jersey's environmental commissioner."

"A spokesman for the U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance Foundation, one of the plaintiffs, said Commissioner Bradley M. Campbell has illegally denied bear permits to nearly 3,000 hunters even though the state Fish and Game Council approved a six-day hunt."

"Spokesman Rob Sexton said Campbell's action is 'not based on wildlife science, facts or agency expertise, but on his own personal and political bias against bear hunting.'"

"A spokeswoman for Campbell said the commissioner would not comment on the lawsuit." ...
 

NY: Gun permit rules open to interpretation
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"The U.S. Air Force trained Maj. Dave Panzera how to fire machine guns, and has certified him to carry a gun at work since 1985. Oklahoma, Florida and Arkansas all let him carry a pistol anywhere he went, issuing a concealed weapon permit in no time at all."

"But New York was different. Despite his military service and training, the 38-year-old father of five had to prove to this state that he's an upstanding citizen before he could have a gun." ...

"Panzera did get a permit to own and carry a handgun in New York -- all he had to do was pick the right county. After being denied a 'full carry' permit in Saratoga County, he moved to Schoharie County, where the law is interpreted differently." ...
 

NY: Guns and crime: The great debate
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"Jack Buttman can sell a 9 mm Glock pistol in less time than it takes to order breakfast in a diner. It's even faster, he says, if the buyer is familiar with the one-page form for the federal background check and doesn't stop to read the questions."

"Buttman, owner of Butt's Gun Sales in Billings, Mont., says he can send a buyer out the door in 12 to 20 minutes."

"At any gun shop in the Capital Region, the same sale can take as long as six months. New York is one of 12 states that require some form of permit to buy a handgun, and even permit holders wait a week to 10 days to add another gun." ...
 

NY: Cop's slaying spotlights challenges of gun control
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"The handgun used to fatally wound Albany Police Lt. John Finn last December presents a lesson in the complexity -- and perhaps the futility -- of New York's gun control laws."

"Keshon Everett, who has since pleaded guilty to murder, was on federal probation for a felony drug conviction when he shot Finn three times on Dec. 23. He used a gun purchased in Ohio more than a decade ago."

"Conventional wisdom is that New York's laws were designed in part to keep guns out of the hands of felons, but statistics show criminals in New York still get guns by the thousands -- many of which, like Everett's AP-9 pistol, are bought new in other states." [emphasis added]...
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When the laws fail in their stated purpose, it is time to repeal them.
 

IN: Firearms initiative targets children
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"'If I see a gun, I won't touch it.'"

"That is part of the pledge Hammond school children will be asked to sign Wednesday as part of the Hammond Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative to combat youth violence and handguns." ...

"A $10,000 federal grant will fuel Hammond's educational programs in cooperation with federal, state and county law enforcement agencies. The funding will help Hammond police provide additional training for its officers to recover illegal firearms and educate children and adults about the dangers of guns." ...

"Miller held up a copy of Friday's Times. The newspaper's banner headline said a 14-year-old boy was charged with a fatal shooting of a 13-year-old boy."

"'You can see we have a problem,' Miller said." ...
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KABA note: If we are talking about real guns safety education, then kudos. If we're talking about the typical "guns baaaaaad" propaganda, then shame on you!
 

MA: Leominster man found guilty of beating woman
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... "The jury convicted Rudolph C. Mitchell, 43, of armed burglary, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (shod foot), assault and battery on a police officer, assault and battery, and violating a restraining order, said Elizabeth Stammo, spokeswoman for the district attorney's office."

"Mitchell was hiding inside his ex-girlfriend's home on Oct. 8, 2002, and attacked her soon after she entered, Assistant District Attorney Kathleen DelloStritto said during opening statements."

"Mitchell was in a 'jealous rage' and was angry because the woman had refused to pick him up at the mall earlier in the day, DelloStritto said."

"The woman called 911 but said he grabbed the phone from her and struck her with it, attacking her repeatedly." ...
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She filed police reports, got a restraining order, called 9-1-1, and still was nearly beaten to death. Sarah Brady would be proud!
 

VA: Police to offer defense course
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"Responding to requests from local women worried about the serial rapist, Charlottesville police and victim advocates are holding a course on sexual assault prevention and self-defense tactics."

"City police Capt. J.E. 'Chip' Harding said he has received a dozen recent requests for such a course, prompted mostly by fear of the rapist who has attacked at least seven women since 1997." ...

"The police department and the Charlottesville Victim/Witness Assistance Program are sponsoring the 15-hour, five-day course, which starts next month."

"Brian O’Donnell, a local narcotics detective, and Lisa Speidel, a self-defense instructor, will teach participants ways to reduce the risk of an attack and verbal and physical defense techniques." ...
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Verbal defense technique: "Please keep away, I have a gun."

Physical defense technique: Pull gun, point at attacker, 90% of the time this will halt the attack. If not, pull trigger until attack stops.
 

PA: Mom Warns About Danger Of Kids And Guns
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"The mother of a 5-year-old boy who apparently shot and killed himself with a gun he found wants to warn others about keeping guns at home."

"Denise Gonzalez said she had high hopes for her son, Nas'jay Gellispie, who was eager to learn to read and make new friends in kindergarten."

"Authorities believe that Nas'jay, who died Wednesday, found a gun on top of a cabinet at his father's house. The York County Coroner's Office has ruled the death accidental."

"Gonzalez, who recently moved from York to Lancaster, said she now thinks guns kept at home are a danger to adults and children." ...
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No, Ms. Gonzalez, they are only a danger to the ignorant, and goblins who come calling in the night.
 

WI: Gun locks available free to firearms owners
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"Police and sheriff's departments are distributing free gun locks to firearms owners as part of the nationwide Project ChildSafe."

"The program is paid for by a $50 million Department of Justice grant, and more than 310,000 locks are being distributed across the state."

"The project's goal is to give away 20 million gun locks by May 2005, said ChildSafe representative Bob Bailey, who brought 1,400 locks this week to the Portage County Sheriff's Department and 400 to the Stevens Point Police Department." ...

"... Locks also prevent guns from discharging accidentally. The cable-style gun locks fit most types of handguns, rifles and shotguns." ...
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A better way to "prevent guns from discharging accidentally" is to keep your danged finger off the trigger!
 

NY: Old-fashioned flintlocks disappearing from woods
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"Blackpowder hunters once were fringe players in the deer-hunting fraternity. A few dressed in buckskin, and most carried cap-and-ball long rifles reminiscent of the ones used by Daniel Boone."

"Things have changed. Today's muzzleloader hunter has about as much in common with Boone as a GPS unit has with a pin-and-needle compass."

"Boone scarcely would recognize today's muzzleloaders. The traditional rifle with the sidelock percussion cap or flintlock ignition system and the lead-ball-and-patch bullets is disappearing from the woods." ...
 

AR: Greenbrier teen gains reputation in sporting clay
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"Life is a blast these days for 14-year-old Wesley Wilcox - shotgun blasts, thousands of them."

"Wilcox, a Greenbrier resident, has blossomed into a nationally prominent competitor in sporting clay - a clay target-shooting regimen with far more demands than the long-familiar skeet and trap."

"In the recent National Sporting Clay Association tournament at San Antonio, Wilcox won the .410, 28-gauge and 20-gauge championships and placed high in the 12-gauge event among subjuniors, the younger shooters."

"He didn't slip up on anyone. His reputation has already been well established in the sporting clay field."

"Wilcox puts his shooting ability to good use, being an enthusiastic duck, deer and dove hunter. ..." ...
 

Ethiopia: Secret genocide across Sudan's border
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"WHILE Bob Geldof and Tony Blair earlier this month hosted Africa Commission talks on the future of the continent in Addis Ababa no mention was made of a little known genocide unfolding just a few hundred miles away."

"The Anuak people of western Ethiopia are so desperate to escape persecution by the country’s army that more than 10,000 have fled across the border to refugee camps in Sudan, where millions have fled genocide in the Darfur region."

"The ethnic violence in Ethiopia began last December with a massacre of some 400 Anuak tribe members and has broadened into widespread attacks by Ethiopian troops against more than a dozen Anuak villages in the western Ethiopian province of Gambella, according to Anuak refugees and humanitarian aid groups." ...
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KABA Note: Ethipoia's gun-control laws require gov't issued 'permits' which must be renewed annually. If not renewed, you must turn in all the guns listed on your permit. I'm pretty sure that being Anuak disqualifies you for a permit.
 

Australia: Home-made gun battle
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"DO-IT-yourself guides to making guns have been given the green light by a Brisbane court."

"But Australian Customs has appealed the decision and wants the man who imported them prosecuted."

"The Sunshine Coast man was cleared of breaking the law when he imported the books and videos from the United States detailing how to construct the homemade firearms."

"A Brisbane magistrate ruled that the books fell outside of Customs regulations."

"Customs officers in Sydney intercepted a package addressed to Graham Carman's Beerwah home in December 2001."

"Inside was a video Home Weaponry Workshop – a guide to constructing your own guns, and a series of books, Home Workshop Guns For Defence and Resistance, for handguns and automatic rifles." ...
 

Canada: Friends say victim sought help before she was killed
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... "Nichols took the stand in the first-degree murder trial of Robert M. Hampton, 31. He is accused of gunning down Young as she left the parking lot of her grandmother's East 18th Street apartment building March 24." ...

"The night before her death, Lowe said, Young showed her a form to get a restraining order and said she would file it the next day against Hampton."

"Young did, and it was to be reviewed by a District Court judge the next morning. The restraining order was never issued."

"'By the next morning, the petitioner was deceased,' testified Judy Wooldridge, the court's protection order clerk." ...
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And since it was Canada, which has guaranteed abusive partners that their law-abiding victim will be disarmed, all Ms. Young could do was try for some "paper protection".
 

UK: A gun crime every five hours since shooting of Danielle
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"THE scale of gun crime in Britain since the shooting of 14-year-old Danielle Beccan in Nottingham last weekend is revealed today in a survey by The Times."

"It found that a firearms offence was committed once every five hours in the six days after Danielle’s death, with at least 31 gun crimes in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland between Saturday and Thursday."

"The survey results prompted a call for more armed police on the streets. Jan Berry, chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales said that the number of armed response officers had declined in recent years despite gun crime being on the increase." ...
 

UK: Street Gun Tragedy
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"POLICE launched a murder hunt yesterday after a 28-year-old man was shot dead near his home."

"John Cairns was gunned down just after midnight yesterday."

"The area around the murder scene was cordoned off with police ticker-tape as the hunt for clues began."

"Mr Cairns lived in Whitevale Street, just yards from where he was gunned down in Slatefield Street in the east end of Glasgow. Yesterday, local people said the death could be gang-related."

"One resident, who did not want to be named, claimed that from his flat window he saw the victim being chased before hearing two shots."

"The man, who said the area suffered from gang violence, initially thought the gunshots were fireworks." ...
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More gun deaths in the "Brady Paradise" of the United Kingdom.
 

South Africa: Robber caught in the act plunges to his death
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"An armed robber has jumped from a cliff to his death in an attempt to escape the police."

"Police said the 31-year-old robber and three accomplices had just robbed a house in Houghton Estate, Johannesburg, on Sunday when police surrounded them."

"'When the suspects saw the police, two of them jumped out of a window to escape. The other suspect pointed a firearm at the police, who opened fire at him.'"

"'As he was fleeing, the suspect jumped from a cliff, which was about 50m high, and died,' Johannesburg police spokesperson Sergeant Sanku Tsunke said."

"The other two men were able to escape by fleeing through dense bushes." ...
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So much for the efficacy of the Firearms Control Act.
 

Canada: Gun suspects under arrest - Spree targeted U.S. hunters
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"Yankee hunters will be happy to know Winnipeg police have nabbed two people for a crime spree that involved stealing guns from a number of visiting American sportsmen. Early Friday morning, police arrested a 20-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman, both Winnipeggers, at the Rivercrest Motel in Middlechurch." ...

"The couple had been targeting the vehicles of American hunters, then passing the guns they stole to a relative in Grand Marais, where they were to be sold, said Johnson."

"Besides the two guns found in the motel room, police also recovered five shotguns, a .44-calibre handgun, a .22-calibre handgun and two rifles, as well as some stolen furniture." ...
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So Canada's $2 Billion registration scheme has created a black market for guns?
 

Canada: Blame Canada - Our northern neighbors may try to cut gun freedoms here
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"Canada's two major parties — the long-ruling Liberals and the new Conservative Party of Canada — remained deadlocked after the polls closed last night. In all likelihood, that's bad news for gun ownership and public safety up north."

"The Liberals, who have gone from a 168-seat majority in the 308-seat House of Commons to a plurality of about 135 seats, will almost certainly form a coalition with the socialist New Democratic Party (NDP) to rule Canada. ... the NDP is dead set on taking away Canadians' guns and even reducing gun freedoms in the U.S. 'We're proposing going across the border to the U.S. and actively engaging in lobbying to have gun-control laws in the U.S. strengthened,' NDP leader Jack Layton explained at a May campaign rally in Winnipeg. ..." [emphasis added]...
 

UK: Gun Law Uk: Magnum For Hire
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"A RENT-A-GUN service for gangsters is today exposed by the Sunday Mirror. In the week that schoolgirl Danielle Beccan was gunned down and a toddler was shot in her dad's car, our investigators were offered the hire of a Magnum .44 revolver - one of the world's most powerful handguns - for £1,500."

"And for an extra £1,000 the gun dealers were prepared to throw in a hitman, too. Evil Lee Johnson offered a Magnum to our reporter and told him: 'It's a revolver. Take it away for the day and then bring it back.'"

"The new phenomenon of low-cost, untraceable guns-for-hire is fuelling the rise in shootings in Britain's inner cities." ...
 

UK: When guns break out of the ghetto
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"Croydon, Reading, the market town of Hoddesdon in Hertfordshire - these are not places one associates with gangs, drugs and murder. But they have all experienced drive-by killings in recent months."

"News of such shootings has become depressingly familiar from places such as Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool, and London boroughs such as Hackney ..."

"But drive-by shootings in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire? Unfortunately, yes - they now happen even there. A 15-year-old schoolboy was shot in the head outside his home in High Wycombe. The tentacles of gun and gang culture have, it seems, started to envelop places that might once have been thought immune." ...
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Interesting graphic with the article. Note the figures for gun crimes in England and Wales (not including Scotland and Ireland):
2000-01: 7,362
2001-02: 9,974
2002-03: 10,248
2003-04: 25,000

Notice a trend here?
 

UK: Man recovering after shooting
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"A man in his early 20s is recovering in hospital today after he was shot in a housing estate in Limerick early this morning."

"The victim, who is from the Moyross area of the city, was shot in the stomach at 2.45am in Delmege Park, Moyross. According to gardaí, he was shot by a lone gunman from a distance. It's understood the weapon used may have been an illegally-held rifle."

"However, no firearm has yet been recovered. Gardaí are still waiting to speak to the victim, who underwent surgery at the Mid Western Regional hospital in Limerick this afternooon." ...
 

Australia: Killer of Caroline is jailed for life
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"DRUG-addicted drifter was last night starting a life sentence after he was found guilty of murdering British backpacker Caroline Stuttle."

"Ian Previte, 32, was also convicted on one count of robbery with personal violence against 19-year-old Miss Stuttle, who plunged ten metres to her death from the Burnett River Bridge, in Bundaberg, during a violent bag snatch on 10 April, 2002." ...

"Marjorie Marks-Stuttle set up the Caroline’s Rainbow Foundation to raise backpackers’ awareness of the importance of personal safety after her daughter’s murder in Australia two years ago." ...

"The charity warns against short self-defence classes and instead advocates handing over money before running away from armed thieves." ...
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Ian didn't need a gun to kill Caroline, but she certainly could have used a gun to save herself. Except that she was in Australia, which has ensured it's violent bag snatchers an endless supply of disarmed victims.
 

UK: Parents ignorant of knife culture
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"Children as young as seven are regularly carrying knives, according to a BBC investigation." ...

"The frank conversations with children in the Youth Education Support Service (YESS) revealed that knives are increasingly becoming a part of everyday life for many teenagers."

"Laura, who says she hasn't been to school since the age of 12 after being threatened by a knife, said kids carried knives because they were easy to get hold of." ...

"Although the children at the YESS project said they don't use knives, they were clear that the threat of violence was an ever-present danger and knives were needed to make people feel safe." ...
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But guns are banned! How can they feel 'unsafe'?
 

Trinidad: Peace-maker shot dead trying to end 'gang war'
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... "His mother told the Sunday Express that Paulson, a mason by trade, made up his mind to talk to the young men in an attempt to 'keep the guns out of the area', which is heavily populated with children."

"Around 5 p.m. on Friday Paulson walked up the steep hill close to his home where the two gangs were."

"Known as the Dibe and Creek gangs, Paulson expressed his concern about what the men were doing both to each other and to the neighbourhood."

"But one of the men pulled out a 9 mm pistol and fired two shots to the head of Paulson."

"He slumped to the ground and is said to have died on the spot." ...
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KABA note: In Trinidad and Tobago you are required to have a permit merely to purchase a gun, and all guns are registered with the police.
 

UK: Man remanded over Danielle's murder
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"A 20-year-old man has appeared in court charged with the murder of 14-year-old Danielle Beccan who was gunned down as she walked home last week from a funfair in Nottingham, UK." ...

"Danielle died after being hit by bullets fired from a car in the St Ann's area of the city early on October 9." ...

"Nottingham has seen a spate of gun crimes in recent years, blamed mainly on drug gangs, and police have said they were aware there was a climate of fear."

"Danielle, who lived in the area where she was shot, had spent last Friday evening at Nottingham's annual Goose Fair and was walking home with friends when she was shot."
 

South Africa: Violent end to N4 car chase
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"Two police officers were shot and wounded while an alleged robber died after a car chase on the N4, Mpumalanga police said on Sunday."

"Superintendent Izak van Zyl said members of the Middelburg crime prevention unit answered a call about a stolen Toyota Kombi. They caught up with it on the N4 highway near the Tollgate Plaza."

"Noticing the police, the Kombi's occupants performed a U-turn and drove back towards Middelburg on the wrong side of the highway. The driver started shooting at the police through the Kombi window."

"Police returned fire, van Zyl said." ...
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KABA wonders if these thugs were in compliance with the Firearms Control Act, which was supposed to put an end to this sort of thing.
 

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