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Democrats Press Law to Ban Plastic Guns
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"Senate Democrats plan to urge Congress to reauthorize a law banning plastic guns that could be used by terrorists to slip past airport metal detectors."

"Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., said Tuesday he plans to introduce legislation to reauthorize the Terrorist Firearm Detection Act of 1988, which bans the creation or possession plastic firearms. Exemptions for the military and intelligence agencies are provided in the law."

"Officials worry terrorists would be able to get their hands on plastic weapons that would have no metal parts to set off metal detectors at airports and other security checkpoints."

"The bill was last reauthorized in 1998 and expires in December."
 

Why not give a little?
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"That’s the difference between your compromise and the NAACP’s incrementalist approach. You, Mr. Halbrook, conceded to evil. The NAACP fought it one case at a time and won. And as much as you want to spin your words as comparable to the NAACP’s strategy, they aren’t even close. You compromised on principles, Mr. Halbrook. This is an unacceptable compromise in my book, and one that you and the NRA should be ashamed of."

"So has compromise been an effective strategy in the gun rights movement? That would depend on what your ultimate goal is. If your ultimate goal is the restoration of our absolute right to keep and bear arms, thus far it has been an abysmal failure."
 

Stephen Halbrook's Statement About Handgun Registration (blog)
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Clayton Cramer on Stephen Halbrook's court statement.

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"I am not in support of, or even neutral, on gun registration. These laws are almost completely ineffective at solving violent crimes, as near as anyone can tell, completely useless for preventing violent crimes, and primarily useful for punishing gun control law violations--assuming that the police make any serious effort to use the existing registration for those purpose. They are potentially useful for various gun confiscation schemes, which is why many people--myself included, are afraid of mandatory registration laws."

"These registration laws don't actually make it practical to disarm the criminals and mental patients that need to be disarmed--remember, the Supreme Court has ruled that if you can't lawfully own a gun, you can't be punished for failing to register it, since the Fifth Amendment protects you from mandatory self-incrimination. Only the lawful owner of a gun may be punished for failing to register. But they do provide an excuse that the gun prohibitionists can use to persuade the ignorant that such confiscation schemes can work. Stupid, ineffective, a waste of time and money, yes. But unconstitutional? Not necessarily."

"Aside from the philosophical questions, there's a larger issue here. The right to keep and bear arms has been largely destroyed in places like the District of Columbia by taking one slice at a time, until they have managed to get just about the whole loaf. To get our rights back means taking them back, one slice at a time." ...

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There is a big difference between getting odious laws repealed one slice at a time and conceding that any part of the odious laws are in any way acceptable.
 

Assault Weapons: Dangerous in Whose Hands?
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"Williquette believes in the motto 'Guns don't kill people, people do.' "

"Not everyone agrees. Pastor Kay Krejci of Union Congregational Church feels assault weapons give people -- sometimes dangerous people -- the feeling of power, and that has to stop."

" 'It doesn't speak well for our society. It's not a healthy situation,' she said. 'I think it's appropriate for us as a community to say we don't need or want assault weapons in our homes.' "

"Police tend to agree. They say weapons like an AK-47 possess too much firepower for them to handle." ...

"Recent studies by the U.S. Department of Justice found no evidence that banning assault weapons reduced the number of gunshot victims."
 

Horsley: Seeing guns in a new light since obtaining license
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"A year has passed since I obtained a license to carry a concealed handgun. At the time I applied for the license, I seemed sort of obsessed with guns. It wasn't clear whether 9/11 or middle age or something else caused my sudden enthusiasm for pistols."

"Whatever it was, it mostly passed. I still own guns and enjoy occasional target practice, but I don't spend much time thinking about them."

"Curiously, I pay attention when handguns appear on TV. Say I'm watching a cop show, and somebody on TV bursts through a door carrying a pistol. Suddenly I quit watching the show and watch that gun instead. Without meaning to, I've come to recognize various makes and models of handguns."
 

Articles show trend toward gun control
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"...The thrust of the proposed treaty isn't just controlling the illegal small arms trade. It also involves United Nations control of civilian ownership of firearms, a right we are guaranteed under the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution, but which might be subverted in a United Nations treaty."

"This isn't something that is just going to go away. Once again, freedom isn't free -- it demands vigilance and attention to things you wouldn't think had much effect on an average Valley resident."
 

NRA Issues 'Enemy List' of Second Amendment Opponents
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This is an excerpt from an interview John Gibson did with Wayne LaPierre about the so-called "Enemies List" published by the NRA.

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"Wayne Lapierre is executive vice president and CEO of the NRA. The big question at this hour, Wayne: are you shooting yourself in the foot with an enemies' list? Even Nixon figured out that's a bad idea."

"WAYNE LAPIERRE: Hi, John. No, I wouldn't call it an enemy's list. Look, our members want to know who in the celebrity community is opposed to the Second Amendment and opposed to the constitutional freedom of Americans to hold fire arms."

"It kind of puts a permanent stain on the way our members feel about them. They don't want to buy their movies. They don't want to buy their songs. They don't want to support their careers."
 

More lies from the Brady Bunch
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"With the unexpected support of Senate Democratic leader Tom Daschle, the Republican majority in Congress is close to passing legislation that would grant sweeping legal protection to gun manufacturers and dealers." ...

"Brian J. Siebel, a Brady Campaign lawyer working on lawsuits filed in several states, cited federal trial evidence that 15 percent of handguns produced or imported for sale in the United States were used in a crime by 2000."

"Crime guns are the industry's third largest handgun market, behind only guns for personal protection and target shooting," he said.

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According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, only 12 percent of criminals who used firearms to commit crimes got them from a retail store or pawn shop.
 

UK: Plenty of words, but no evidence of guns destroyed
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"THE IRA’s act of weapons decommissioning yesterday was ultimately not enough to end Northern Ireland’s long-running impasse." ...

"What David Trimble, the Ulster Unionist Party leader, desperately required was an alternative verification that was separate from the Independent International Commission for Decommissioning - such is the unenviable nature of political progress in Northern Ireland."

"If Mr. Trimble had been in possession of photographic evidence or even a report by a second witness of what and how much weaponry had been destroyed, he may well have been able to sell it to his highly cynical party executive."
 

Australia: Burwood computer retailer robbed
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"Two staff and one customer at a small computer retailer in Burwood Heights in Sydney’s west were allegedly held at gun and knife point on Monday night."

"It is alleged that at 6:30pm last night the robbers entered the retail shop of Australia Computer Online, one carrying a 12-inch knife and the other a pistol." ...

"Speaking to CRN, Stuart Smith, crime manager at Burwood Police, alleged that one of the offenders assaulted the staff, but there were no ‘extensive injuries’ to the victims."

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Isn't it kind of the Australian government to provide a nation full of disarmed victims for the criminals to prey upon?
 

UK: Wildfowlers warned - hide your guns
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"WILDFOWLERS have been warned to carry their guns in weapon cases on public paths alongside the River Orwell – or face prosecution."

"The warning comes after a man walking near Levington Creek at dusk was frightened when three men in camouflage gear walked towards him on the footpath carrying 12-bore shotguns."

"The hunters were carrying guns openly and startled the walker, who has asked not to be identified."

"And police have warned wildfowlers could be arrested for carrying unconcealed guns – even when there is no danger to passing pedestrians."
 

Zimbabwe: Assistant deputy sheriff faces theft charges
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"Karoi assistant deputy sheriff Stewart Magudze faces possible suspension after his superiors launched investigations into alleged corruption and theft of farm equipment involving $500 million."

"The Master of the High Court, Mr. Charles Nyatanga, yesterday confirmed they were investigating Magudze, who has already appeared in court facing separate charges of theft and illegal possession of firearms.

"He said his office had received complaints about Magudze’s conduct."
 

Senators see momentum to limit anti-terrorism powers
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"Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., said the Bush administration 'rides roughshod over the basic constitutional principles of the First, Fourth, Fifth and Six Amendments in order to meet the needs of law enforcement, and then insist[s] that a Second Amendment 'right' to bear arms prevails' over crime-fighting needs."
 

Senators, prosecutors say most people confused about what Patriot Act does
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"Even as they push to repeal parts of the USA Patriot Act, Democratic senators agreed with Justice Department prosecutors Tuesday that many critics of the anti-terrorist law don't understand what it does."

"That confusion, however, does not negate arguments that the Patriot Act may infringe on the civil rights and privacy of Americans, they said."
 

NM: Bayard passes a resolution against the Patriot Act
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"City of Bayard councilors in a unanimous vote during their regular meeting Monday passed a resolution 'supporting the restoration of our inalienable civil rights guaranteed by the United States and New Mexico constitutions.' "

"The vote was a direct challenge to the constitutionality of the U.S. Patriot Act."

"The Grant County Board of County Commissioners passed a similar resolution last month."
 

Patriot Act produces ethnic group protests
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"Minority group leaders met this week in Chicago, protesting provisions of the Patriot Act they say infringe on civil liberties and target people by race."

"The Chicago Tribune reported speakers said the Patriot Act infringes on constitutional rights and civil liberties, and encourages law enforcement officers to target people of specific race or ethnicity."
 

WI: Concealed carry input sought by Ziegelbauer
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"Bob Ziegelbauer isn’t sure how he will vote Thursday on the 'Personal Protection Act — Concealed Carry Proposal.' " ...

"He wants public input to know, for example, whether his constituents share his view that concealed firearms should not be allowed in government buildings and hospitals."

"The current draft does permit concealed weapons in these locations."
 

Australia: Ruddock denies stalling illegal gun crack down
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"Attorney-General Philip Ruddock has rejected claims by New South Wales Premier Bob Carr that the Federal Government has been stalling on plans to fund operations targeting illegal gun dealers."

"A proposal to create a fund to tackle gun problems has been discussed by State and Federal Governments but it is yet to be put into operation, or be approved."

"Mr. Ruddock says the idea is still under consideration and Mr. Carr knows that to be the case."

" 'It's not a question of stalling, you need to have the evidence,' Mr. Ruddock said."
 

UT: Families Hold Memorial For Gun Shot Victims
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"A new push is underway, in Utah to address the issue of Gun violence."

"Melissa Owens lost her 12 year old brother Jake, a month ago, when a gun, he and a friend found in a neighbor's garage ... accidentally fired." ...

"The Gun Violence Prevention Center of Utah ... was part of today's event. Its goal, is ... not to RID the state of guns."

"Toni Marie Sutliff/GVPC President: 'WE SEEK JUST TO EDUCATE PEOPLE ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS WHEN GUNS ARE IN THE HANDS OF THE WRONG PEOPLE.' "
 

South Africa: Pupil shot with 'pen gun'
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"A miniature gun that belongs in the breast pocket of a spy's jacket almost cost a Pretoria matric boy his life."

"Anton van Breda, 17, from Rietfontein, spotted the gadget at a friend's house in Gezina on Saturday. He picked it up and accidentally shot himself in the stomach."

"Van Breda was taken to the Eugene Marais Hospital where he underwent surgery. The bullet, which is the size of a .22, is still lodged in his back."
 

KY: Fletcher radio ad blasts Chandler on gun control
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"Republican nominee for governor Ernie Fletcher is running a radio commercial in Western Kentucky that says Democrat Ben Chandler 'supported Al Gore, a man who wanted to take our guns away.' "

"There is no evidence that Gore, the former vice president, has ever advocated the confiscation of people's guns."

"When he was the Democratic nominee for president in 2000, Gore supported licensing of new handgun owners, background checks for gun buyers, limiting handgun purchases to one a month, and child-safety locks."
 

Australia: Drive-by shooting terror continues
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"SHOTS were fired into a home in Mays Hill near Parramatta in Sydney's west overnight."

"A man and a woman inside the Franklin Street home escaped injury after a number of shots were fired at the house just before 10.30pm, breaking several windows, a police spokeswoman said."

"Opposition police spokesman Peter Debnam claimed it was the latest incident in the state's 'gun war crisis'."
 

UK: Police solving fewer crimes
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"Northumbria appears to be the best police force in England, and Wales and Nottinghamshire the weakest, according to performance data published by the Home Office yesterday."

"The figures also reveal that the numbers of detected crimes and offenders brought to justice have fallen in most forces over the past year. Although detections rose nationally by 8%, the detection rate fell in 32 out of the 43 forces in England and Wales, with a 25% drop in one force."
 

MN: COLLEGE CAMPUSES: Students need to be proactive about safety
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"The rape of a Concordia University student in her dormitory room over the weekend sent shock waves through the small campus. The rape at gunpoint of a prospective student at Macalester College in April had the same effect. At Augsburg College in Minneapolis, a man was charged with sexual assault after he entered a dormitory and had sex with an inebriated woman. Also in September, a University of Minnesota student leaving her dorm early in the morning was forced into an SUV at gunpoint, raped at another location and returned to campus. Finally, female students at the University of St. Thomas have made at least four reports of sexual assaults since the fall semester began."

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And every one of these campuses banned armed self-defense. Go figure.
 

Afghanistan: UN-sponsored disarmament program begins in northern Afghanistan
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"Militiamen talked and laughed as they handed over their Kalashnikov rifles Tuesday under a long-awaited United Nations-sponsored program to disarm 100,000 fighters and hopefully end the cycle of violence in a country plagued by two decades of war."

"Starting in the northern Afghan province of Kunduz, the New Beginnings Program encourages militia fighters to exchange weapons for work, thereby removing some of the estimated one million arms from circulation."
 

UK: Crime detection rates fall as burglary and car crime rise
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"The crime detection rates of most police forces in England and Wales deteriorated last year, with a sharp slump in some parts of the country, according to performance figures released yesterday."

"Home Office figures showed that 32 of the 43 forces reported a downturn in the percentage of crimes solved, with 33 forces also seeing a cut in the number of offenders brought to justice compared with the previous year. The Government defended the figures, saying that the number of crimes had gone up and that the total number of cases solved had increased over the past 12 months, even though the percentage detection rates were down."
 

The Greatest Crime of All
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"You have to feel a little sorry for the poor saps at the Transportation Security Administration. A 20-year-old college student sneaks, with apparent ease, illegal items—box cutters, bleach, matches, and 'modeling clay resembling plastic explosives' —onto two Southwest Airlines jets in mid-September. It takes airline personnel over a month to discover the items. It later emerges that the student, Nathaniel Heatwole, has done the same thing four other times since February and that the federal government has been investigating since April, when two of Heatwole’s earlier care packages were found on board airplanes. ...No, things are not looking good for our fine federal friends."
 

CA: Patriot Act called a threat
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"A local group wants Shasta County and its three cities to pass resolutions calling the USA Patriot Act a threat to residents' civil liberties."

"The Anderson City Council will consider tonight the Citizens for Responsible Government's statement calling on agencies to refrain from practices that could infringe on individuals' constitutional rights."

"Similar resolutions will be brought to the Redding and Shasta Lake city councils and the county Board of Supervisors in coming weeks, said Doug Milhous of Mountain Gate, the group's chairman."
 

TX: Dial 911 and Die
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Original Title: Dispatcher suspended after dying man's 911 call


"A dispatcher who answered a 911 cell phone call from a man being stabbed to death was suspended without pay for lack of action on the call, police said."

"Christine Sanders, 34, was suspended Monday from the Haltom City Police Department for four days after an internal investigation into that call and an unrelated call."

"A report said Juan Gallegos would have died regardless of how Sanders handled the call. He was killed in August in a parking lot in Fort Worth near Haltom City, where he stopped after an apparent road-rage incident, police said."
 

CT: City responds to 911 dispatch problem
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"The city is finally providing some answers tonight about a domestic violence victim who had to drive to Windsor to get help."

"This is the first detailed comment on the matter even though Eyewitness News has been asking about it for more than two weeks and the incident happened almost a month ago."

" 'Errors were made in dispatch protocol,' says Hartford City Manager Lee Erdman."

" 'We do want to get to those calls much quicker than that,' says Assistant Police Chief Kevin Jones. 'These kinds of calls are a priority for us and we don't want anyone waiting that long for a response from the police department.' "

"The thrust of the city's response is that the 911 response is a dispatch problem and not one of police staffing."
 

MT: Teen accused of possesing gun inside Daylis Stadium
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A man accused of possessing a semi-automatic handgun at Daylis Stadium on the grounds of Billings Senior High School pleaded not guilty to federal charges this week.

Paul Thomas Bianchi Jr., 19, was indicted on one count of possession of a firearm in a school zone. The maximum penalty if convicted is five years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release.

The indictment said that on Sept. 12, Bianchi possessed a Lorcin .25-caliber semi-automatic handgun at Daylis Stadium on school grounds.

The case will be heard by U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull.

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But guns are illegal on school property! Don't criminals follow the law?
 

IL: Officials send tough message on weapons
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The message to criminals with guns and to the people who know them is clear: 'Gun Crime Equals Hard Time.' "

"On Monday, representatives of the Champaign County Crimestoppers organization, U.S. Attorney Jan Paul Miller, Champaign County State's Attorney John Piland and others viewed the message on a new billboard in the 600 block of North Market Street in Champaign."

" 'The goal is to get convicted felons with guns off of the streets,' Miller said."

Under federal sentencing guidelines, a felon convicted of simply possessing a handgun faces a federal prison sentence up to 10 years, Miller said.

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Once again making crime committed with firearms out to be more heinous than crime committed with other implements. Your tax dollars at work.
 

India: Another victim disarmed by his government
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[Original Title: Rs 19.3 lakh robbed on Lodhi Road flyover]

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"A man was robbed of Rs 19.3 lakh on the Lodhi Road flyover in south Delhi on Tuesday. The police received a call from Prem Chand Gupta (40) around 4.30 pm , who said he had been robbed at gun point by three motorcycle youths."

"He was on his scooter when he was intercepted by the youths. 'He said that the three men were armed with knives and locally made pistols. Besides wearing helmets, they were masked as well.' "
 

South Africa: Four arrested in Boyseens heist
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"Four men have been arrested after a cash- in -transit heist in Booysens this afternoon. The police arrested the four after a two-km shoot out. No one was injured."

"The incident occurred when two bakkies ambushed a fidelity Guard Van. One rammed it from the left, turning it over. The other crashed into the roof."

"Two highway patrolmen saw what was happening, and sprung into action. Bullets flew as they chased some of the suspects for over two kilometres. Meanwhile, a moneybox was snatched with approximately R600 in it."

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And still the South African government is aiming for tougher gun control, disarming the law abiding and leaving them at the mercy of armed thugs.
 

MD: CeaseFire MD Forms State-Wide Coalition to Pass Assault Weapons Ban
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"CeaseFire Maryland announced the formation of a state-wide coalition to enact a Maryland ban on military-style assault weapons at a seminar at Johns Hopkins University on Saturday. The broad-based coalition comprises such groups as the Maryland League of Women Voters, the Maryland Chapter of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI), the Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition, Physicians for Social Responsibility, the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence, the Maryland Million Mom March, local law enforcement and members of the Maryland interfaith community. The seminar was co-sponsored by the Consumer Federation of America, Physicians for Social Responsibility, the Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition and the Abell Foundation."
 

KY: Kentucky 8th-Grader Could Be Expelled For Taking Gun To School
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A Kentucky 8th-grader has been charged with terroristic threatening after he allegedly brought a gun to his school.

According to police, the Hardin County teen stole the weapon from a 19-year-old relative who was living with the boy's family, WLKY NewsChannel 32 reported Tuesday.

The principal of Bluegrass Middle School said she feels confident the student brought the gun to school Monday to brag, not to harm anyone.

The teen has a hearing Thursday to see if he'll be expelled, WLKY reported.

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So he bragged to some friends that he had a gun. Where is the "terroristic threat"?
 

OH: Gun Turns Out To Be Toy; School Bus Driver Breathes Easy
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"A local school bus driver is breathing a sigh of relief after finding what she thought was a gun on her bus."

"It turned out to be a toy, but bus driver Christine Ellis said it proves that school security efforts need to focus on school buses as well." ...

"Officers charged the boy on Ellis' bus with inducing panic and illegal possession of a look-alike gun on school grounds."

"The teen also might be suspended or expelled, WLWT reported."
 

Australia: Government officials make excuses for the ineffectiveness of their gun control laws
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"The NSW Government yesterday moved to deflect blame for gun crime onto the Federal Government and the security industry amid new controversy over the theft of weapons."

"The Premier, Bob Carr, said most guns in criminal hands in the state were smuggled in from overseas, through ports controlled by the Commonwealth."

"He accused the federal Justice Minister, Chris Ellison, of stalling a plan under which Canberra would fund undercover stings against gun traffickers."

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Of course, it has nothing to do with the fact that criminals break the laws regardless of their existence! But it can't possibly be that gun control doesn't work, can it?
 

MS: Jackson homeowner shoots, kills alleged burglar
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"A north Jackson homeowner early today fatally shot a man police say was trying to break into a Floral Drive home. The shooting marks the second time in recent weeks that a homeowner has killed an alleged burglar." ...

"The homeowner went to the back door, officers said, and noticed that someone had forced the door open with a crowbar and had entered the home. The homeowner shot the suspect twice, once in the abdomen and once in the leg, Graham said."
 

UK: Girl in airgun terror
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"A GIRL today relived the moment she was shot in the face with an air rifle."

"Melissa Kirkwood was shot in the unprovoked attack which left a pellet embedded in her cheek, millimetres from her eye."

"The 16-year-old student was with a group of friends who were injured when the gunman opened fire as they chatted in a school field in Kirkby."

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There are already calls to ban air guns. Seeing how ineffective the firearm ban is, expect criminal use of air guns to increase.
 

CO: Gun Rights Activist Accused Of Threatening Judge
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"The 2002 Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate from Colorado has been arrested on charges he failed to appear in court and he threatened two judges in Adams County."

"He had been arrested in September 2002 for attending the Thornton Harvest Fest with a loaded revolver on his hip, which he has said he believes is his constitutional right, and was convicted on a misdemeanor gun charge."

"But instead of appearing to be sentenced at a hearing scheduled last Wednesday, he had a document titled 'Notice and Order' delivered to the municipal and state district judges handling his case, according to court records."
 

India: Robbers still rule: NRI, courier newest victims
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"Making a mockery of the Gujarat Police's plan of action to curb property crime, a gang of four robbed an angadia at Paldi on Tuesday morning and decamped with Rs 3.72 lakh worth of silver ornaments, diamonds and cash in a Maruti car."

"This robbery, like the break-in on Monday in the Bopal area of Ahmedabad at the residence of former Madhavpura bank chairman Ramesh Parikh, happened around 5.45 am and the accused have been described as four persons around 30-35 years of age, armed with swords and hockey sticks."

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Swords and hockey sticks are all you need when the government provides you with unarmed prey.
 

Australia: Tribute for slain
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GREY sky and rain was an appropriate backdrop yesterday for a sombre remembrance ceremony for those killed in the Monash University shootings.

Students William Wu and Steven Chan died when a man with four pistols and a knife opened fire in their 15-person tutorial on October 21 last year.

Four students and lecturer Lee Gordon-Brown were injured before the gunman was restrained.

A colourful tile mural now stands as a permanent memorial to those who were killed.

Six months ago, Monash student Katherine Ryan set up a tent on the campus and invited students to paint tiles for the memorial mural.

Yesterday the finished work, comprising more than 200 tiles, was unveiled before about 150 people.
 

The People's Republic of the United States of America
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"...Others are free to disagree but there is no doubt that our country has been communized to a large degree. I have used only rough estimates and I think I have erred on the low side but once again, others are free to disagree."

"Norman Thomas, the turn of the twentieth century socialist, said that socialism wouldn't come in the United States other than stepwise. He also identified the instrument as the Democratic Party. That is exactly what has happened."
 

Effort to reform the Presidential Debates intensifies
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"Open Debates is initiating simultaneous campaigns to inform the public, the news media, and policy makers about the fundamental and irreparable problems with a bipartisan-controlled private corporation called the Commission on Presidential Debates. It is also promoting the creation of an alternative presidential debate sponsor --­ the nonpartisan Citizens' Debate Commission --­ comprised of national civic organizations committed to maximizing voter education."
 

CA: Youths, abundance of guns make a deadly mixture
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"According to a recent report from the California Attorney General's office, 'Gangs have spread from major urban areas in California to the suburbs and even to rural communities.' At the same time, their access to guns seems unlimited."

"This mixture of youth, gangs and guns is helping to fuel a rise in violent crime and bloodshed in Oakland and other communities. Gang-related homicides are rising drastically in California, increasing nearly 61 percent between 1999 and 2001, according to state Department of Justice figures. The gang violence tracks a general increase in homicides, both in Oakland and in the state."

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Zero percent of kids who get guns from their parents commit gun-related crimes while 21 percent of those who get them illegally do.

Almost twice as many kids (24 percent) commit any type of street crime if they get guns illegally, as opposed to kids given guns by their parents and taught the proper way to use them (14 percent).

From Gun Facts - version 3.2.

So, could it be that guns are not the problem?
 

UK: Pub boss tells of raid terror
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A pub manager today told of his fears when he was tied up by masked gunmen during a robbery in Coventry."

"Rob Jones, a dad of four, was forced to lie down on the floor as his hands and feet were bound up behind his back by three men in balaclavas."

"He had finished locking up the Admiral Codrington, in St Columbas Close, Radford, on Sunday night when the drama unfolded."

"When the 57-year-old pub boss went upstairs at midnight with the takings, he discovered two men in his office."

"As he turned to confront the pair, another man came out of the shadows and thrust a handgun into his ribs."

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Another disarmed British subject learns that criminals don't obey the law.
 

Box Cutter Case Prompts Air-Safety Vows
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"The Bush administration pledged Tuesday to move more aggressively against potential threats in the wake of an incident in which federal authorities said a young man boasted about successfully compromising airline security."

"From now on, a Transportation Security Administration official said, the agency will automatically single out for response any threatening communication and will seek to better train its employees on how to recognize such messages."

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How about simply arming pilots?
 

 QUOTES TO REMEMBER
"Some people think that the Second Amendment is an outdated relic of an earlier time. Doubtless some also think that constitutional protections of other rights are outdated relics of earlier times. We The People own those rights regardless, unless and until We The People repeal them. For those who believe it to be outdated, the Second Amendment provides a good test of whether their allegiance is really to the Constitution of the United States, or only to their preferences in public policies and audiences. The Constitution is law, not vague aspirations, and we are obligated to protect, defend, and apply it. If the Second Amendment were truly an outdated relic, the Constitution provides a method for repeal. The Constitution does not furnish the federal courts with an eraser." --9th Circuit Court Judge Andrew Kleinfeld, dissenting opinion in which the court refused to rehear the case while citing deeply flawed anti-Second Amendment nonsense (Nordyke v. King; opinion filed April 5, 2004)

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