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Democratic Hopefuls Play Down Gun Control
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"Democratic presidential candidates are distancing themselves from tough gun control, reversing a decade of rhetoric and advocacy by the Democratic Party in favor of federal regulation of firearms."

"Most Democratic White House hopefuls rarely highlight gun control in their campaigns, and none of the candidates who routinely poll near the top is calling for the licensing of new handgun owners, a central theme of then-Vice President Al Gore's winning primary campaign in 2000."
 

Gun rights help keep tyranny at bay (Letter)
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"I read Bob Herbert's column in your newspaper in which he describes how Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy were killed by lone freaks with guns. I would remind him that there was another freak named Stalin who killed 20 million of his own people, and another 20 million were killed defending Russia against one more freak, Hitler. This nut killed millions in war and more millions in his death camps. Or have we forgotten?" ...

"Let us also remember the millions murdered on the killing fields of Cambodia, of China, and on and on ad infinitum." ...

"There is no other way to ensure that our government will not become a totalitarian tyranny, and that insurance is tenuous indeed if we are not constantly vigilant."
 

Power grab by the gun lobby
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"With President George W. Bush and nearly all Republicans in its pocket, the gun crowd -- from the well-heeled manufacturers to friendly dealers like the one in Washington state that can't figure out how a semiautomatic assault rifle in its inventory got into the hands of the alleged Washington-area sniper duo -- is seeking that holy grail of the corporate irresponsibility movement, complete immunity from lawsuits seeking civil punishment for unsafe or negligent practices proved to a judge's or jury's satisfaction."

"As things stand now, the gun lobby is still a handful of votes short -- six to be precise -- of the 60 needed to stop a filibuster." ...
 

Who needs sniper rifles, flash suppressors?
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"I ain't one of them no-gun nuts."

"Every good American needs a rifle to bring home deer and rabbit and squirrel to cook up for supper."

"We all need to defend our homes and families from them tourists--um, I mean terrorists."

"My question is this:"

"Why do we, in the general public, need flash suppressors to go after Bambi or fend off some teenage kid trying to swipe our Sony Trinitron?"

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Our question is this: why does this paranoid coward or the government get to decide what peaceable citizens "need"? Here's the email for this bed-wetter: mikez@freelancestar.com. Enjoy.
 

Tom Daschle Is the NRA
Submitted by: Robert Lewis

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"After the Gingrich revolution in 1994, Bill Clinton said the assault weapon ban angered gun owners enough to cost his party more than 20 seats. In 2000, the issue helped Al Gore lose his home state of Tennessee, among other traditionally Democratic rural states. The ban will expire next year, and no one's making much of a fuss. Howard Dean, the liberal Democratic Presidential front-runner, is now actively campaigning against gun control."

"Turning back the tort bar is no mean feat, and the National Rifle Association, one of Washington's most effective interest groups, deserves much of the credit. Since opening its lobbying arm in 1975, the NRA has been tireless in alerting members that their Second Amendment rights were in danger unless they mounted a vigorous political campaign to defend those rights. Candidates fear the NRA at election time."

"If others in the business community--physicians, manufacturers, fast-food distributors--wish to gird against costly frivolous litigation, they might consider stealing a page or two from the NRA's political playbook."
 

Hitler not a gun-grabber (Letter)
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"Germany's gun registration law was passed in 1928, five years before Hitler became chancellor and before the National Socialist Party had significant political power in Germany. The Nazi government in 1938 revised this law, but it was revised to be substantially less restrictive. After 1938, permits were no longer required to purchase rifles and shotguns, and handgun licenses were extended from one to three years. The only element of this law that was more restrictive than the original 1928 version was that Jews were forbidden from being involved in the manufacture of firearms (they were NOT, however, forbidden from owning firearms).

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Note that the source of this information is William Pierce - an icon to white supremacist groups and the author of The Turner Diaries. Take this information with a grain of salt.

The text of the Nazi gun control law of 1938 can be found here. It says: Jews (§ 5 of the First Regulations of the German Citizenship Law of 14 November 1935, Reichsgesetzblatt 1, p. 1332) are prohibited from acquiring. Possessing, and carrying firearms and ammunition, as well as truncheons or stabbing weapons. Those now possessing weapons and ammunition are at once to turn them over to the local police authority.

Firearms and ammunition found in a Jew's possession will be forfeited to the government without compensation.
 

Hollywood: Dangerous to America
Submitted by: Robert Lewis

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"With 'Runaway Jury,' moviegoers let their guard down and open their minds to what promised to be an exciting, suspenseful movie. With the upcoming 'The Reagans,' television viewers, no doubt, will expect an interesting movie and hope to learn some insights into the life of the Reagans, but instead will see liberal propaganda."

"With entertainment, viewers aren't expecting politics; they're expecting non-agenda-driven entertainment."

"This Hollywood bias is much more dangerous than news media bias. This is an all-out assault on conservatism in an attempt to revise history, an attempt to demonize gun manufacturers just like 'big tobacco,' an attempt to manipulate the political compass of Americans."
 

NY: Trigger Happy
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"The Wild West scenarios that Giammarino and the dozens of other members of the Hole in the Wall Gang club played out on a September weekend are fake, fun pastimes - but the guns and ammunition they use to live out these fantasies are real."

"They laugh and poke fun at each other as they dress up in circa-1878 garb and take on personas like so many John and Jane Waynes - but they are like thousands of Long Islanders who are dead serious about preserving their right to own and use these firearms."
 

MN: County sheriffs air concerns about gun permit workload
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"Some county sheriffs worry legislation that would allow Wisconsin residents to carry concealed weapons in public could cause them to put off investigations and other work."

"The bill, approved Friday by the state Senate, would give sheriffs 30 days to approve or deny an application for a license to carry concealed weapons."

"To meet the deadline, Rock County Sheriff Eric Runaas said his department might have to put off criminal investigations or pay officers overtime, something most counties are trying to avoid as they face tough budget cuts."
 

Canada: Cops fret over stolen rifles
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"Three stolen assault rifles - similar to the kind used by police and the military - have city cops anxious at the prospect of more deadly gun violence in Edmonton."

" 'They're very dangerous weapons. They shouldn't be out in the public,' Acting Sgt. Glenn Aston of the city police tactical section said yesterday."

" 'There's certainly enough guns out there as it is. We don't need more,' added Aston, whose section uses a version of an AR15 rifle similar to three stolen from a local gun store recently."

"Three AR15-style semi-automatic rifles were taken during a break and enter at P and D Enterprises, 10552 115 St., around 5:30 a.m. on Sept. 20."
 

Neither TSA nor stunt can ensure safety
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"The initial federal response last week to a college kid's stunt involving box cutters and airplane bathrooms smelled more like panic than like a cool, reasoned attempt to protect air travelers." ...

"Sure, it was embarrassing that the huge national security establishment had been conned. But searching the barn five weeks after the horses have been let out doesn't inspire confidence."
 

IL: 'Changed man' in trouble over gun
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"A.J. Gant was just trying to protect his property, his neighborhood, according to his wife, Ruby Rodriguez."

"Gant, 57, faces a minimum 15 years in prison – where he spent most of his young adulthood – if convicted on a federal charge of possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. His trial in U.S. District Court in Urbana is scheduled to begin Monday."

"Family members and friends say he turned himself around and stayed out of trouble for eight years." ...

"Gant's case stems from an incident more than 2 years ago and comes after charges were dropped by Champaign County. Gant was discharged from his latest parole in October 1995 after serving 10 years in state prison on a drug conviction."
 

VA: Why We Hate Government
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"WHY WE HATE GOVERNMENT, PART II: When a fourth grade girl told some friends at a skating rink 'When I grow up, I'm going to work for a killer,' it sounded pretty silly. When they teased her about it at school the next day, she told one classmate 'You better watch out because I'll come after you.' "

"It doesn't take a psychic to figure out what happened next here in the land of 'zero-tolerance policies.' The little girl--with no history of discipline problems--was promptly suspended from the Henrico County (VA) public school she attended for 'threatening to murder another student,' according to the school bureaucracy." ...

"In a nutshell, the city of Richmond requires anyone who buys, sells, loans or gives a handgun as a gift to first get a permit from the Chief of Police...FOR EACH GUN. The city code also requires the chief to wait 15 days from the time of the application before giving the required permit."

"The law is virtually unenforceable, but when passed in 1985, it accomplished its goal: Every gun retailer in the city limits either stopped selling guns or moved a few hundred yards across the city boundary." ...

"Given Richmond's draconian gun laws, there was some surprise expressed when Galyan's the large outdoor equipment retailer, began selling handguns at Richmond's new Stony Point mall. Not only is the mall in the city, but it was subsidized with $13 million city tax dollars (a.k.a. 'Why We Hate Government, Part V' =)."

"When challenged on their clearly illegal policy of selling handguns without permission of the police chief on each transaction as required by city code, Galyan's clammed up. However the Commonwealth's attorney has announced that, while he thinks the law will likely be struck down if ever challenged, he will enforce the law if he is brought evidence of the purchases."

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As Gov. Wilder says: "Richmond is a cesspool of corruption."
 

Canada: Car's 'black box' convicts Montreal driver
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"The black box or event data recorder (EDR), which automatically records a car's speed and other information, showed Eric Gauthier was driving at least 131 km/h when he hit another car in downtown Montreal in April of 2001."

"Yacine Zinet, 19, was killed in the crash."

"There were no witnesses, but police used the black box in 20-year-old Gauthier's car to determine his speed and build a case against him."

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Welcome to the Canadian police state.
 

MS: NRA Endorses Musgrove
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Life long National Rifle Association member Governor Ronnie Musgrove receives an endorsement for re-election by the organization.

This is the fifth time in Musgrove’s political career the NRA has endorsed the candidate. Musgrove scored an "A" rating on the organization's candidate questionnaire. NRA officials say the governor's record shows a commitment to the right's of Mississippi 's law abiding gun owners. Musgrove says he'll fight any laws restricting second amendment rights.
 

France: Mini arms factory found in Frenchman's cellar
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"French customs officers found dozens of rifles, pistols, shells and bayonets and a mini-munitions factory in a raid at the home of a 67-year-old pensioner, the customs office said on Saturday."

"The man was detained after the raid on Thursday and freed after being placed under official judicial investigation on the grounds of possessing illegal weapons. He had no criminal record and described himself as a collector, the customs office said."

"The cache found in the cellar of his house near Bordeaux in southwest France included 26 pistols, 24 rifles and automatic rifles, 13 000 ammunition rounds, 130 cartridge clips and a big range of knives and bayonets."
 

Australia: Gang stage robbery in Sydney
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"A gang of around 50 men armed with crowbars, bolt cutters and a gun allegedly robbed eight men in a Sydney car park early Sunday, police said." ...

"The incident is likely to inflame racial sensitivities in Sydney over gang-related crime after 14 young men and boys - all Muslims of Lebanese descent - were convicted last year over a series of gang rapes. The rapes rocked Australia's largest city, which prides itself on being tolerant and multicultural."
 

Australia: Gang wields crowbars, bolt cutters
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"A gang of around 50 men armed with crowbars, bolt cutters and a gun robbed a group of eight in a car park in Sydney's south."

"Police said the victims were sitting and talking in the car park in La Perouse at around 3.30am (AEDT) when up to 10 cars pulled up."

"An estimated 50 men, described as being of Mediterranean or Middle Eastern appearance, poured out of the vehicles."

"They were armed with crowbars and bolt cutters, and one wielded a gun."
 

UK: 'We know who killed the New Year's Day party girls'
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"The detective in charge of investigating the murders of two girls shot dead in Birmingham says new DNA evidence has brought them close to solving the case, after fear stopped witnesses coming forward." ...

"The killings prompted an outcry over the rise of gun crime in Britain. But police have struggled to obtain eye-witness testimony, even though more than two dozen people were outside the salon when the shooting occurred. Most of those present fled and have since refused to come forward, apparently out of fear of retribution from the killers."

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And with their inability to protect themselves with firearms combined with the inability of their police to solve crimes, their fears are justified.
 

AK: Rifle team opens season with win
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"The five-time defending NCAA champion University of Alaska Fairbanks rifle team opened its season with a victory over the highly-regarded Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday at the Patty Center."

"While the Nanooks weren't in peak form, they still had enough firepower to post a 31-point victory, 6,235-6,204."
 

WI: Being too tough on guns
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"Weapons don't belong on school grounds. Rifles, shotguns, pistols, knives and Stinger missiles should be kept safely at home, locked away from hands that may misuse them. So it's entirely appropriate for the district attorney's office and Mukwonago School District officials to conduct a serious investigation into an incident in which a rifle was found in the trunk of a high school student's car."

"The inappropriate thing would be to expel or charge the 16-year-old boy if his story checks out. The boy told police that he had been squirrel hunting the night before and forgot the rifle was in the trunk of his car. Although ammunition was found in the trunk, the rifle was not loaded, and it was encased."
 

SC: Former deputy pleads guilty to killing
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"A former Florence County Sheriff's deputy who served in the first Gulf War has pleaded guilty to murder in the 2001 death of a restaurant manager."

"David N. Gore III, 39, who was sentenced Friday to 45 years in prison, suspended to 30 years, stood expressionless as Judge Kenneth Goode talked about his public service."

" 'I think there has to be some credit given for the positive contributions to society that Mr. Gore has made, but we certainly cannot ignore the absolutely despicable act that you have pleaded guilty to,' Goode said."
 

PA: Ex-cop pleads to murder charge
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"Chief Deputy Prosecutor C.N. 'Chuck' Patterson had to determine what a fair sentence would be for a 73-year-old man accused of murder."

"In a plea agreement accepted in York County Common Pleas Court Friday by Judge Penny L. Blackwell, former York Police Officer Chester A. Guyer Jr. pleaded guilty to third-degree murder for the May 7 shooting death of 19-year-old Brian McIntosh and was sentenced to six to 12 years in state prison."

"Guyer showed no emotion during his plea and sentencing."
 

UK: Police chief's apology over killing
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"The family of an unarmed man who was shot dead by police during a bungled drugs raid is to get an apology from Sussex Police."

"The chief constable of the force, Ken Jones, is due to visit victim James Ashley's family on Merseyside this week - more than five years after the killing."

"Mr. Ashley was in bed and unarmed when officers burst into his flat in Sussex in January 1998 and shot him at point blank range."

"An investigation revealed police guidelines had not been followed during the raid, and former chief constable Paul Whitehouse was later forced to resign over the inquiry."

"There have been calls for a public inquiry in to the incident, although this has not taken place."
 

FL: Former officer who shot UF student goes on trial tomorrow
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"The trial of a former Gainesville Police officer who shot and killed a University of Florida student more than two years ago, begins with jury selection tomorrow."

"That jury will have to decide whether the Officer Jimmy Hecksel was acting in self-defense when he shot 30-year-old Corey Paul Rice as he drove away from a traffic stop." [emphasis added]

"Hecksel was fired from the police department in August 2001. A police department report says Hecksel violated procedure when he shot and killed Rice."

"The Gainesville City Commission last year approved an over 700-thousand dollar settlement with Rice's family. Rice's mother has also filed a federal lawsuit against Hecksel."
 

IL: Burma-style sign program delivers pro-gun message
Submitted by: John Boch
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"On Interstate 80, about a mile west of the LaGrange Road exit in Orland Park, are a series of Burma Shave-style signs."

"Read in succession, they extol the virtues of gun ownership."

"Heading east, what motorists see is:"

[b]"Dialed 911,

"And I'm on hold,

"Sure wish I had,

"That gun I sold."[/b]

"The final sign advertises the Champaign County Rifle Association's Web site, www.gunssavelife.com. A similar set of signs is visible to those driving west."
 

TX: Convenience Store Clerk Shoots Suspect In Attempted Robbery
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Police say a Dallas convenience store clerk took the law into his own hands overnight, shooting and killing a would-be robber.

Police say a man was trying to rob the Super Safe food store on the 1700 block of Barnes Bridge Road in Dallas when the clerk pulled out a gun and shot him. The clerk is under investigation.

The suspect was taken to Baylor Medical Center, where he later died.

The clerk told NBC 5 News that the suspect entered the store just before 10 p.m. Friday and asked for cigars. The clerk told the suspect the store had no cigars and that the store was close, which is when the robber put his gun in the clerk's face, the clerk said. At that point, the clerk pulled out his own gun and shot the suspect, scaring away two of the suspect's accomplices, who followed the suspect into the store.

The clerk said the Dallas Police Department told him his actions were within his rights, as it was an act of self defense.
 

Nairobi: Police admit bungled raid in city
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"Police yesterday admitted having blundered in a security operation in Kawangware, Nairobi, that turned violent on Friday night."

"The city boss, Mr. Jonathan Koskei, said action would be taken against a senior officer who was in charge of the operation, while a constable who left his pistol in one of the houses had been dismissed."

"A team of officers, led by assistant commissioner Peter Masereti, was investigating the incident and had recorded statements from victims of the violence, he said."

"A contingent of regular police and GSU officers raided the city suburb, beat the residents and stole and destroyed their belongings."

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But Bob Herbert, Sarah Brady and her ilk claim only police should have guns.
 

No pause in Patriot Act pounding
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"It appears the repressive nature of the USA Patriot Act, which is 2 years old today, has penetrated the American consciousness to such an extent that it now stands as shorthand parlance for any type of unfairness. Despite Attorney General John Ashcroft's barnstorming tour of the country, selling the act to friendly audiences of law enforcement, nearly 200 communities, including three states, have passed resolutions objecting to its excesses."

"You would think this general unease would cause President Bush to pause before proposing additional entrenchments. But no, it seems to only have spurred him on." ...
 

OR: ACLU urges support for Senator's challenge of Patriot Act
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"The American Civil Liberties Union is urging Oregonians to back Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden in a challenge to parts of the Patriot Act that also is drawing some Republican support."

" 'We have an administration that seems to view our Constitution as an obstacle to justice rather than a path to justice,' said Jann Carson of the ACLU of Oregon." ...

"The act turns 2 years old this weekend amid signs of growing and diverse opposition, with bipartisan concerns about how far the law can be applied."
 

Australia: Two shot during tavern hold-up
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Two people have been shot during an armed hold-up in Darwin's rural area overnight.

Police say staff at the Humpty Doo Tavern were approached by two gunmen at about 1:00am ACST.

Both staff were taken to Royal Darwin Hospital with gun shot wounds to their legs.

Police say a substantial amount of money was stolen.

Detectives have set up a crime scene and have spent the last few hours searching the area for clues.

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Once again the police show up far too late to protect the people the government that employs them has disarmed.
 

PA: Symposium airs pros and cons of the Patriot Act
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"An October 17 symposium on the Patriot USA Act and other aspects of the federal government's response to international terrorism drew an audience of about two dozen people to the Meetinghouse on George School campus ..."

"Speaking in favor of the federal legislation was Professor Jay Ting, a Harvard Law graduate who teaches courses in taxation and immigration law at the Beasley School of Law at Temple University. Perspectives critical of the law were offered by Jan O'Rourke, the current Coordinator of Public Services for the Bucks County Public Libraries system, and Tony Ortiz, who holds a law degree from Cornell and who is currently a public defender for the federal court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania..."
 

NE: Patriot Act Unwelcome In Lincoln
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A group in Lincoln has formed to fight the federal Patriot Act. The Lincoln Bill of Rights Defense Coalition Friday said the law undermines individual rights. Lincoln is one of 197 communities in the United States to have passed ordinances protecting individual rights, in response to the act.

The Patriot Act was written as an anti-terrorism tool in response to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. It gives government broader investigative powers.
 

Japan: US Marine shot, seriously injured in Hiroshima
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"A 21-year-old American Marine from a western Japan airbase was shot and seriously injured by an unidentified man in a car in Hiroshima on Sunday, police and the base said."

" 'He was shot in the lower back from behind and seriously injured,' a spokesman at Hiroshima Higashi Police Station said."

"Heinz was with two fellow servicemen when he was shot, Japanese police said."

"The lone attacker 'suddenly fired one shot from the passenger-side window of the black sedan he was driving,' the police officer said."

"The attacker then got out of the car and pointed a gun at the two Marines who were trying to help the injured man. He did not fire but shouted something in Japanese and then drove away, police said."
 

Jamaica: Jamaica riot erupts after police "shootout"
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"Thousands of Jamaicans rioted near Montego Bay's airport Saturday, burning buses and blocking roads to protest the killings of two elderly men by police in an alleged shootout."

"Protesters said police fatally shot two men in cold blood."

"Police initially said the men fired on them and two weapons were recovered from the taxi, but later changed that account, saying the men were caught in the crossfire during a raid in the area."

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This from the same police who have been running "hit squads" and killing 150 per year.
 

Australia: Arrest in gangland killings
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"One of the men charged over an underworld murder in South Yarra at the weekend has been the main target of police investigations into Melbourne's spate of gangland killings."

"Victor Brincat was arrested on Saturday night over the fatal shooting of a man in front of his five-year-old son just hours earlier."

"Brincat had previously been interviewed over the double shooting murder of career criminal Jason Moran and Pasquale Barbaro in front of a group of children in Essendon North in June."

"Detectives from the underworld murder taskforce, Purana, ordered the arrest of Brincat and another man, Thomas Hentschel, as soon as they were told of the South Yarra murder."

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All these shootings do not appear to have been prevented by stringent gun control.
 

WI: Senate OKs concealed weapons
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"The state Senate voted overwhelmingly Friday to legalize the carrying of concealed handguns and other weapons, although the Senate Democratic leader warned that the expected veto of the bill by Gov. Jim Doyle would not be overridden."

"The Senate voted 24-8 for the change, which would make Wisconsin the 46th state to let citizens carry concealed weapons - weapons that senators insisted would be used by trained residents to protect their lives, families and property and stop crimes in progress."

" 'When people take the training, when people understand firearms, they will be safer,' said Sen. Dave Zien (R-Eau Claire), chief Senate sponsor of the bill. 'These are not Wild West shootouts; these are law-abiding citizens.' "
 

Australia: Guns, ammunition seized in NSW raid
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More than 133,000 rounds of ammunition, 29 firearms and a Samurai-style sword have been seized from a farm in southern NSW.

Police from Griffith Local Area Command and the Firearms Trafficking Unit uncovered the illegal cache during a three-day operation centered on a farm 50km from Griffith.

In addition to the firearms, police also found dozens of firearm parts, explosive detonators, smoke bombs and the sword.

A 40-year-old Coleambally man has been charged with one count each of unlicensed possession and unregistered possession of a firearm, and not keep firearm safe.

He was granted bail to appear in Griffith Local Court on November 26.

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You mean the criminal broke the law? Wow! How shocking! /sarcasm
 

'Security' merchants thrive on fear
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"In America, fear is big business. For those whose livelihood is providing for our 'safety,' then a society preoccupied with fear is a good thing. We're told we are under attack, then convinced of the peril and persuaded that we must defend ourselves. We're made to feel frightened. Charlton Heston screams 'from my cold dead hands.' Then, under the dubious banner of patriotism, reminds us of our right and responsibility to bear arms to protect ourselves. To protect ourselves from what?"

"FBI statistics show a marked decline in violent crime over the past 10 years."

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Which, of course, has nothing to do with the trend towards CCW liberalization over the last 15 years.
 

ID: Cowboy sport combines history and gunsmoke
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"A blur of fire-spitting six-guns, rifles and shotguns transforms the quiet desert plinking ground at Blacks Creek Public Rifle Range twice a month."

"The dusty sagebrush desert makes a perfect backdrop for the more than 75 participants who get gussied up in 19th century costume to socialize and compete in Cowboy Action Shooting, a fantasy sport that combines a heap of historical flavor with rapid-fire target shooting."

" 'This is a chance to do what I was doing when I was 10 or 11 years old out in my backyard -- only now I can do it with real guns,' said Ray Walters, a 55-year-old former firefighter who now writes for the Boise-based SHOOT! magazine."
 

NC: Two Marines arrested for stolen government weapons
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"Two U.S. Marines from Camp Lejeune, N.C., were arrested after authorities say they were caught with $25,000 worth of stolen government weapons and ammunition."

"Marines John David Stocks and Charles Anthony Rohrl, both 19, had been stationed at the base in Jacksonville, N.C."

"Federal charges against the men are pending, authorities said."

"According to a York police report, Stocks and Rohrl stole a number of automatic weapons, shotguns, 9mm pistols and ammunition from the base."

"Naval Criminal Investigative Services agents had been searching for the men, who left the base, for about a week, said special agent Michael Monroe."

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But only cops and the military should have guns, right?
 

Box cutter case may test new, tougher judicial procedures
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"By allegedly planting box cutters and other prohibited items in aircraft lavatories, college student Nathaniel T. Heatwole said he was testing the effectiveness of the nation's aviation safety regime after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks."

"But his case may also become a test of the fairness of tough new charging and sentencing procedures backed by Congress and Attorney General John Ashcroft."

"The attorney general has been pushing initiatives to limit the discretion of prosecutors and judges in seeking and imposing sentences. Ashcroft's concern, he has said, is that defendants have been getting a break in certain jurisdictions through plea bargains and other deals, triggering regional disparities that he and others consider fundamentally unfair."
 

WI: Citizens don't want it but gun bill OK'd
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"Two new polls show a majority of Wisconsin residents oppose a plan to allow citizens to carry concealed weapons." ...

"For 130 years, Wisconsin has banned the carrying of concealed weapons. It now is one of only five states with such a ban."

"A poll of 285 citizens, conducted for the Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs Association, showed 56.3 percent were opposed to the legislation. Three percent were undecided and 40.8 favored the idea."

"The sheriffs' poll showed the only place a majority favored concealed weapons was in the home. Some 63.8 percent backed that idea, while 35.5 percent were opposed."
 

Jamaica: A 'smart gun' that only authorised users can fire!
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"AN electronic handgun -- called a smart gun -- that cannot be fired by unauthorised users, may soon become part of the arsenal of the Jamaican security forces, if all goes according to plan."

"Officials of the National Security Ministry, excited over the prospective level of control that such a gun affords, have asked the Police High Command to contact the manufacturers of the electronic gun for more information and possible demonstrations."

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Real smart. Then, the partner of an officer downed in a firefight will not be able to use his partner's firearm should he run out of ammunition.
 

Holes in airport security must be plugged
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"I UNDERSTAND the need to prosecute Nathaniel T. Heatwole."

"Still, I'd be less than candid if I didn't admit that his alleged act, however illegal, strikes me as less a crime than a public service. And that the official response to it has not exactly been reassuring." ...

"Let me tell you what it suggests to me and, I would argue, any intelligent person whose butt is not in a sling because of what Mr. Heatwole did: If an amateur, a college kid apparently working alone, is able to compromise security so thoroughly, how much more could a professional do? It's a terrifying thought, which may be why Mr. McHale would prefer we not think it, not infer too much from Mr. Heatwole's success."
 

MS: Safety main target of 4-H shooting sports program
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"Safety is never overrated when it comes to guns, says one Canton High junior."

"Jabari Brown, 16, believes the world would be much safer if everyone took a couple of gun safety courses."

" 'I think you can never be too safe with a weapon,' Brown said."

"Brown is one of about 1,500 Mississippi students taking part in a local shooting sports club. The clubs are part of the Mississippi 4-H Field and Stream program."

"While knowing that guns come in handy when hunting deer, Brown, a two-year program veteran, was drawn to the program for other reasons."

" 'It was something I had never experienced before,' he said. 'I wanted to learn the safety rules and measures that you must know to handle firearms correctly.' "
 

Philippines: Death squads target Davao's street kids
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"Dressed in black, they prowl the streets of this city in the southern Philippines on their motorbikes in search of prey."

"The vigilante killers are out to get the street children."

"Armed with butcher's knives or pistols, the Davao death squads mete out their idea of swift justice with impunity and see their killings of homeless kids as ridding the city of petty criminals and drug couriers."

"One of the more chilling facts behind the killings is that they have been carried out with the tacit approval of the local authorities and the mute acceptance of the city's residents." [emphasis added]

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But only cops should have guns so vigilantes can act with impunity while the cops can look the other way, right Sarah?
 

Australia: Rifle threat to residents
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"A MAN armed with a rifle threatened residents at random as he walked through a western Sydney neighbourhood, NSW Police said today."

"The 33-year-old man was arrested and charged with multiple firearms offences following the incident at Dharruk yesterday afternoon."

"Mt Druitt Police were called to Cumbernauld St at about 4pm (AEDT) where they found the man in a car parked in the front yard of a house."

"Officers established a perimeter around the house, but the man was able to drive the car out of the yard and into Livingstone St, where he was pursued on foot and arrested."

"A rifle was recovered from the scene and sent for forensic testing, police said."
 

MO: 19th century lawyer is big gun in concealed carry battle
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"As attorneys wrangle over the constitutionality of Missouri's new concealed weapons law, a figure from a turbulent era in the 19th century is casting his shadow through a St. Louis courtroom."

"What Thomas T. Gantt said - and what he meant - as key member of a committee that helped draft the 1875 revision of the state constitution is at the crux of a trial court dispute certain to end up with the Missouri Supreme Court."

"That version of the constitution added a provision to the right of citizens to bear arms, saying 'this shall not justify the wearing of concealed weapons.' "
 

WI: Gun leads collector to Civil War hero
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"Curiosity about the original owner of a Civil War antiquity that he acquired led a former Fond du Lac resident on a quest for knowledge."

"The quest led collector Helmut Sakschek to discover a little-known area hero — 1st Lt. James Burton Pond, who earned the Medal of Honor in a battle 140 years ago this week."

"To celebrate his enthusiasm for Pond, Sakschek made a replica of the Howitzer cannon Pond used during the battle that garnered him the title of hero."
 

HI: Local gun dealer to train military personnel
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"Honolulu's Magnum Firearms has won a four-year $7.3 million contract to provide anti-terrorism training for U.S. Navy personnel in Hawaii and Guam."

"As terrorist acts have escalated around the world, so has the demand for such training, said Lt. Cesar Morales, anti-terrorism force protection officer with the Afloat Training Group Middle Pacific at Pearl Harbor."
 

UK: Gun Cops in Nine-hour Siege
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"A NINE-hour armed siege ended yesterday when a 33-year-old man gave him self up and was taken into custody."

"Police officers carrying Heckler and Koch MP6 carbines were called to the scene in Portobello, Edinburgh, after colleagues investigating a complaint of excessive noise spotted what they thought was a gun."

"A police spokeswoman said: 'Uniformed officers had been called to the address following complaints from neighbours.' "
 

Afghanistan: Afghans aim to 'banish the gun'
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"Nearly 1,000 Afghan militiamen yesterday handed in their AK47s and grenade-launchers, weapons that have killed untold numbers of Russians and Taliban in the past 25 years, as an attempt to disarm the warlords began."

"The demobilised fighters applauded as a large white lorry loaded with their arms slowly made its way past in a ceremony on a football pitch in Kunduz to mark the event."
 

UK: Gun rampage killer back in Mids
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"Judy Chambers still bears the scars from two bullets that ripped through her the night her neighbour went berserk with a 9mm automatic pistol."

"It is 25 years to the day that Barry Williams grabbed his gun and went on a terrifying rampage. Judy survived but five others died, including her cousin and two other family members."

"Now, for the first time since Williams was released from Broadmoor mental hospital, Judy has revealed that the shootings still haunt her life."

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Unfortunately, since she's forcibly disarmed by the government, she will be unable to defend herself from this newly-freed killer.
 

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