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CO: Colorado Libertarian Party monitored in Denver police spy files.
Submitted by: dann

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FROM: Libertarian Party News, nov. '02, pg.3.
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Newly released Denver P.D. "spy file" describes the Libertarian Party as a "militia" type org.

P.D. maintained files on approx. 3200 Colorado citizens, and 208 organizations across the political spectrum. [Apparently, peacefully advocating the Bill of Rights warrants an investigation.]

This is govt. inefficiency and stupidity at its worst. Files were begun in '99. Records were kept on community activists, "social justice" orgs, and people who had attended political meetings/rallies.
 

OH: OFCC Website Revamped
Submitted by: Ohioans For Concealed Carry
Website: http://www.OhioCCW.org

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Ohioans For Concealed Carry upgraded their website software this weekend, resulting in a brand new look and feel to the website.

Concealed Carry is on the front burner in Ohio, and there is a fight to prevent the Ohio FOP from watering down HB274. However, there is a clear effort to make sure this bill passes. If you live in Ohio, even if you've seen our website before, please check out our new website and create an account.
 

TX: Principal helps stop gunman in school
Submitted by: serinde
Website: http://www.progunwomen.com

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"Staring into a shotgun muzzle Friday, high school Principal Richard Sneed made a split-second decision: No children would die this day."

"Sneed, joined by faculty members and students, subdued the man...[who] reportedly entered the school looking for a former principal, then went about splashing gasoline on fixtures and students."

"Sneed said he lunged for the gun after noticing that the suspect had taken his finger away from the trigger." ...
 

MA: Weapons seized in Roxbury arrest
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"Woods, who was wanted for alleged cocaine trafficking, led police on a two-block chase through Mission Hill around 3:30 p.m., is scheduled to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court today on charges of unlawful possession of firearms, possession of a high-capacity weapon, possession of a high-capacity feeding device and ammunition, according to police."
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Notice that the only things he is being charged with are weapons violations.
 

FL: Dad Wants to “Hunt Down” Man Who Tried To Kidnap His Girl
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Police are going door to door to find a man who tried to kidnap a 12-year-old girl. The victim’s father says police better find his daughter's attacker before he does.

Cocoa police say his 12-year-old daughter was attacked in their own neighborhood as she was walking home from a friend’s house. "Our family is a strong believer in firearms. We would love to meet the guy," says the victim’s father.
 

TX: Texas Students, Faculty Subdue Man With Shotgun (LA Times)
Submitted by: P. Jones

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LA Times felt the need to report on this story, too, of course...
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"A man with a shotgun threatened a rural East Texas high school Friday morning until students, the principal and a teacher wrestled him to the ground, authorities said."

"The 18-year-old man, a former student at Scurry-Rosser High School, went into the school office and ordered students into the cafeteria, said Principal Richard Sneed."

"The man was pouring gasoline on the floor when faculty members and students decided to subdue him, authorities said." ...
 

UK: 'Help find my brother's killers' - killed with "machine pistol"
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"THE sister of an innocent man shot in the head with a machine gun in a car chase has pleaded for witnesses to come forward to nail her brother's killers."

"IT consultant Delroy Barnes, 26, was shot three times in the head and shoulder when a gunman opened fire with a MAC 10 machine pistol during a high-speed pursuit through the streets of south west London." ...
 

UK: Guns haul is 'tip of the iceberg' - macinegun recovered
Submitted by: Nicki Fellenzer
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"An Uzi machine gun and Baretta automatic pistol were among firearms seized by police in the West Midlands in recent weeks." [The correct spelling is "Beretta". Thank you to Newslinks Readers who clued us in to Beretta's model 93R -- a full auto handgun.]

"The cache includes a number of automatic handguns and converted air weapons." ...

"Det Insp Chris Pretty said the haul was an indication of the number of illegal weapons in circulation, warning that police had recovered was 'just the tip of the iceberg'." ...
 

FL: "Verdict Could Make Guns Safer"
Submitted by: Nicki Fellenzer
Website: http://www.armedfemalesofamerica.com/index.php?section=TAKING+AIM...

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"Advocates for gun safety said the verdict would encourage more manufacturers to make guns safer." ...

"I don't think the jurors were returning a verdict saying, `All guns are bad.' But they were saying, `they should be safer,' " said Allen Rostron, an attorney for the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence. "This tells us that jurors in other cases are going to hold gun companies accountable if they don't do what they can to make the guns as safe as possible." " ...
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News Flash: most people who own firearms for self-defensive purposes don't want them safer; they want them as lethal as possible. But this line of "reasoning" is coming from a Brady Camper, so it's a waste of breath.
 

FL: Gun arrest at airport is 3rd in 6 weeks
Submitted by: Nicki Fellenzer
Website: http://www.armedfemalesofamerica.com/index.php?section=TAKING+AIM...

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"For the third time in six weeks, FBI agents have arrested a would-be passenger at Orlando International Airport for attempting to board a plane with a gun."

"Gilbert Adrian Principe, 61, of Longwood was arrested Friday after officials viewed the weapon on an X-ray machine." ...
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The national and international community may call this "discovery" a good thing -- but it's also considered by many liberty advocates to be illegal search and seizure based on the true intent of the Fourth Amendment.
 

This 13 year old child gets it: Government = Big Brother
Submitted by: Nicki Fellenzer
Website: http://www.armedfemalesofamerica.com/index.php?section=TAKING+AIM...

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"In the post-9-11 world, our legislators are using pretty names on legislation and taking advantage of fear to make this government bigger. Anytime government becomes bigger, freedom becomes smaller. We have the USA Patriot Act, this Homeland Security legislation and a general advancement of power for the government."

"This truly indicates a government that is heading off a cliff of destruction." ...
 

TX: Gun enthusiasts take stock of weapons at San Angelo show
Submitted by: Nicki Fellenzer
Website: http://www.armedfemalesofamerica.com/index.php?section=TAKING+AIM...

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"Far from the 'redneck convention' that many people associate with gun shows, the firearm swap meet had toys for everyone. Meyer and others sold jewelry inside, while in the coliseum parking lot, men marveled at their new purchases — semi-automatic combat rifles and bowie knives almost as big as their children, who had toy guns of their own."

" 'Husbands, wives, kids — the whole family comes,' vendor Myrtie Downing said. 'It’s just country folk who love the outdoors and like to hunt and fish.' " ...
 

FL: Schools the wrong target in lawsuits
Submitted by: Nicki Fellenzer
Website: http://www.armedfemalesofamerica.com/index.php?section=TAKING+AIM...

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"But the schools are not the best option; the family is the best option. The state demands that teachers and schools be accountable. Parents demand that teachers and schools be accountable. Who demands that parents be accountable for making sure that children go to school ready to learn? More important, if the state can give schools an F and require change, what does the state do to F parents?" ...
 

FL: Classes help officers gain certification
Submitted by: Nicki Fellenzer
Website: http://www.armedfemalesofamerica.com/index.php?section=TAKING+AIM...

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"The classes began at city hall Oct. 29 and will conclude ...on Feb. 25 with a certification exam."

"Participants will also have an opportunity to qualify on Miami’s pistol range."

" 'They’ll learn everything from report writing to firearms handling,' said Lt. Jeff Coble, the Miami police officer who is overseeing the classes."

"The officers taking the training classes meet between 10 and 16 hours a week in three different sessions in the staff meeting room in Miami city hall." ...
 

Australia: 60-year-old unarmed woman punched in home invasion
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"A 67-year-old woman was punched in the face and tied up after two men armed with a semi-automatic pistol forced themselves into her bayside Brisbane home."

"Police said the woman answered a knock on her front door at Capel Street, Brighton, about 12.30am (AEST), when two men forced themselves inside."

"The men, one of whom was armed with a semi-automatic pistol, punched her in the face and used rags and a cord to tie her up." ...

CONSIDER...

In America, smart people not expecting guests answer their doors with a firearm in hand. Many home invasions have been stopped at the front door because of this intelligent, middle-of-the-night tactic.

But in Australia, where handguns are being banned and relatively few people are even allowed to own a handgun at present, seasoned citizens are required to submit to common thugs. That says quite a bit about the male leadership in this increasingly socialist Australian society -- and how gutless, heartless and elitist they truly are.
 

UK: Military want right to down passenger jets
Submitted by: P. Jones

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"SENIOR military officers want the right to shoot down civilian aircraft seized by suicidal terrorists, without consulting the Prime Minister."

"Tony Blair is resisting the move, which would give the military absolute authority to order RAF jets to blow a hijacked aircraft out of the sky with the loss of hundreds of lives."

"High-ranking military officials believe Britain should follow the lead set by the US in the wake of the September 11 attacks last year. American generals have the power to order the destruction of any hostile aircraft, if they do not have time to contact senior politicians." ...
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Then follow our lead when we arm our pilots to help thwart such a disaster.
 

FL: Gun Issues On Club's Agenda
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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Election results, the National Rifle Association dinner, the new youth shooting sports program and NRA events in Florida will be on the agenda at the November meeting of the Second Amendment Club.
The east Pasco meeting is at 7 p.m. Monday at Kafe Kokopelli Restaurant in Dade City. In west Pasco, the meeting is 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25 at Sandals Restaurant, 5245 Limestone Drive, Port Richey.

An optional social/dinner hour is at 6 p.m.

For information, call Sonny Maggard, (352) 567-6224 or Bill Bunting, (727) 862-1063.
 

Self-censorship in America
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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"The author and the publisher could agree upon only one thing - neither of them wanted 50,000 copies of the author's book to be in a 146,000-square-foot warehouse in Williamsport, Pa. Michael Moore, the author, wanted the publisher to start distributing Stupid White Men and Other Excuses for the State of the Nation. ReganBooks, the publisher, wanted to pulp them."

"What ReganBooks tried to do to Moore's book may be typical of what has happened to the industry that has often been accused of sacrificing much of its editorial integrity to the business and marketing sides, and continues to publish "safe" books that don't attack establishment values. Copies of Stupid White Men were ready for distribution when terrorists struck America on September 11, 2001." ...
 

War Over Extent of Federal Power at Fifth Circuit
Submitted by: Tom Glass
Website: http://www.rule-of-law.info

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In an evenly split en banc decision, the Fifth Circuit erupted in open warfare over how far the federal government can go in usurping state criminal law. Citing Lopez, the landmark Supreme Court case overturning federal law prohibiting firearms on school grounds, the dissent was scathing against the group who upheld a lower court ruling that said that robberies of convenience stores was a federal issue because they sold items interstate commerce. Affirmance without opinion was also at issue.
 

UK: Member of "So Solid Crew" band held without bail on firearms possession charge
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"A leading member of chart-topping garage act So Solid Crew has been remanded in custody on firearms charges."

"Jason Joab Phillips, 24, was refused bail by a judge at Bow Street Magistrates' Court in central London."

"Phillips was arrested in central London by police on Thursday night on suspicion of possession of a firearm. The charges were not put to him in court and no plea was entered."

"The singer, from Lambeth, south London, is the executive producer of So Solid Crew." ...
 

Venezuela: Blood on the streets of Venezuela
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CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - "Venezuelan troops have fired tear gas and shotgun pellets to clear anti-government demonstrators outside a Caracas police station a day after President Hugo Chavez's government seized control of the police from the city's hostile mayor."

"Dozens of armoured military vehicles, backing several hundred National Guard troops, were deployed across the capital to enforce the government takeover of the metropolitan police force from Caracas Mayor Alfredo Pena, a measure denounced by the opposition as illegal."

"Clouds of gas scattered demonstrators, including families and children, protesting outside the Mariperez police station after troops moved to prevent a small group of opposition leaders from entering the installation." ...

"Frequent protests and street clashes have rattled the world's fifth-largest oil exporter since April when Chavez survived a brief coup." ...
 

CA: High-tech rifle range at Miramar promises to save time, labor
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"The Marines are opening a $9 million, high-tech rifle range at Miramar Marine Corps Air Station that should save the service time and labor in maintaining its motto: 'Every Marine a rifleman.' "

"The new outdoor range on Miramar's undeveloped eastern end is being eyed by the Corps' top brass as a possible prototype for future rifle ranges." ...

"At the Miramar range, electronics tell the shooter where each round goes. A gadget that resembles a hand-held Palm Pilot computer shows a readout of the hits." ...
 

Taipei: Gunman assassinates Taipei councilman in daylight
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"A Taipei City councilor was shot dead yesterday in a gang execution-style attack, raising safety concerns for candidates in the running for next month's elections."

"Councilor Chen Chin-chi of the Kuomintang was ambushed by two helmeted gunmen who fired at him from behind at close range with an attck [sic] rifle in front of a restaurant in Shihlin, Taipei, where he had just participated in a wedding reception at about 1 p.m., police said."

"The hitmen in dark outfits quickly left on a motorcycle after the attack, police said, adding no one was arrested."

"Chen was rushed to the Veterans General Hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead at 3:01 p.m., police said, adding the victim sustained fatal wounds in the heart, lungs and liver." ...
 

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says US must disarm
Submitted by: P. Jones

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"The former United States president Jimmy Carter says the US, which has taken the lead in urging such countries as Iraq and North Korea to destroy their weapons of mass destruction, should also disarm."

" 'One of the things that the United States Government has not done is to try to comply with and enforce international efforts targeted to prohibit the arsenals of biological weapons that we ourselves have,' Mr Carter told CNN."

" 'The major powers need to set an example,' Mr Carter said, as the US confronts Iraq over its possession of such banned weapons."

" 'Quite often the big countries that are responsible for the peace of the world set a very poor example for those who might hunger for the esteem or the power or the threats that they can develop from nuclear weapons themselves.' "

" 'I don't have any doubt that it's that kind of atmosphere that has led to the nuclearisation, you might say, of India and Pakistan.' "

"Mr Carter, winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize, for his efforts in seeking negotiated settlements to head off violent conflict, also said that the US gave only a thousandth of its gross national product for international aid, while the average European country gave four times as much." ...
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Typical socialist who wants American government to steal from citizens and give the booty to other nations while we've got our own problems at home that need attention.
 

MT: Fake gun puts Laurel school in lockdown
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"A gun scare Friday afternoon at Laurel High School turned out to be a false alarm, but teachers still rushed to lock classrooms and turn off lights, officials said."

"Laurel Police Chief Rick Musson said he was called to the school after neighbors reported a man entering the school with a gun. But the gun carried by Christopher Badura, 24, turned out to be a plastic replica, police said." ...
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It seems the teachers and school leaders are truly in the dark.

When will the light of freedom from unconstitutional gun laws shine forth to bring our Chicken Little school leaders out of the clouds of "gun control"?
 

Approval is expected for bill to arm pilots
Submitted by: Nicki Fellenzer
Website: http://www.armedfemalesofamerica.com/index.php?section=TAKING+AIM...

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"After more than a year of debate amid fierce opposition from the airline industry, Congress is poised to give thousands of commercial pilots the right to carry guns in the cockpit." [NOTE: They already have the right, via the Second Amendment. What they mean is that they'll finally get out of the way to let them exercise permission via stringent requirements -- but still not respect the RIGHT.]

"A bill expected to clear Congress this week will enable airline pilots to voluntarily carry pistols on the flight deck after undergoing a training course tailored by the FBI. More than half of the nation's 80,000 to 100,000 passenger airline pilots may eventually participate, according to experts." ...
 

New Zealand: Children in house during drive-by shooting
Submitted by: Nicki Fellenzer
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"Levin police today launched an investigation into a drive-by shooting at a house with three children inside."

"...at least two shots were fired into the lounge of a Power St house, Senior Sergeant Kris Burbery said."

"Three children and two adults were in the house at the time, but were not injured."

"Mr Burbery said that police had started a forensic examination of the scene and were talking to witnesses."

"Police were not sure what type of weapon had been used in the shooting." ...
 

FL: Man arrested at Miami airport with hidden gun (another report)
Submitted by: Nicki Fellenzer
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"A Haitian man has been arrested for attempting to board a flight from Miami to Haiti while allegedly carrying a handgun and 50 bullets hidden in a DVD player, authorities said."

"Andre Riguens, who is a legal U.S resident, was being held Sunday at the federal detention center in Miami pending an initial appearance in federal court Monday, said FBI spokeswoman Judy Orihuela." ...
 

NJ: Assembly set to vote on smart gun bill
Submitted by: Nicki Fellenzer
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"After years of debate, the Assembly is scheduled to vote Monday on a measure that would require new handguns sold in New Jersey to include a mechanism allowing only authorized users to fire them."

"The 'smart-gun technology' is under development, and the bill would require it three years after it becomes commercially available."

"Opponents contend it is foolish to legislate something that doesn't yet exist..." ...
 

Take This Horn and Shove It
Submitted by: LFA Editor
Website: http://www.libertyforall.net

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... "I conclude then that the true reason for our government to disarm America is to protect the herd operators since the environment of the feedlot is not the natural environment of the herd. Enlightened members of the herd need to continue to speak the truth that our freedoms are headed to the slaughterhouse and resist the removal of our guns. And if the stampede can't be started by the truth, maybe those who are left with horns can prod the rest into action." ...
 

Snipers' main weapon commonly used out West
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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"It's called an AR-15."

"The weapon was made infamous when it was used last month to kill at least 11 of 14 people in the Washington, D.C., area. Ex-military man John Allen Muhammad and teenager John Lee Malvo were arrested as suspects in the murders -- a Bushmaster AR-15 found in their car." ...

"...the AR-15, when set to fire in semi-automatic mode, has an awesome amount of firepower." ...

"Cooper said that it is widely known in law enforcement circles that no legally owned automatic weapon has ever been used in the commission of a crime." ...

Columnist Larry Hendricks wrote this article and can be reached at lhendricks@azdailysun.com. The paper takes letters to the editor here: azdsopinion@azdailysun.com.
 

OR: Bear in the city eludes city and state police, FWD officers, dogs, and citizens
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ORIGINAL TITLE: "Black Bear Gives Medford Police the Slip"
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"A burly, brown-colored black bear led police on a chase through East Medford Saturday morning before disappearing into brush near Bear Creek Park." ...

" 'We got a lot of calls from neighbors,' [officer Brett] Johnson said."

"With the rest of Medford’s streets quiet, all the officers on duty at that early hour joined in the hunt, he said."

"Oregon State Police and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife joined in the search, Johnson said. They contacted a dog handler with tracking dogs to help look for the bear." ...

But it got away, and is on the loose in a city with little kids running around playing.
 

You say you want a tax cut?
Submitted by: R. Lee Wrights
Website: http://www.rationalreview.com

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... "Yes, America, your message was loud and clear to anyone that is paying attention. You have given control of the federal government to the Bush Republicans in an off-year election that usually sees the President’s party ... actually lose seats in Congress. Many of the pre-election polls indicated that the most pressing issue on most of your minds is the economy. So you say you want a tax cut? Too bad. The President says you will have to wait." ...
 

'Free' and other 4-letter words
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Article surrounding free speech issues and rulings...
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"No matter how much you support free expression, there’s always something that can challenge your beliefs."

"Some are unsettled by violence on television; others have second thoughts about sexist or racist Web sites. Others question liberties taken in provocative books or art."

"I can defend any banned book or controversial painting, but somehow the sight of a guy wearing a 'F--- You' T-shirt at a county fair or football game gets under my skin."

"You’ve seen him. Apparently unable to afford the 'If I Only Had a Brain …' T-shirt, he wears America’s most overused phrase with pride." ...

"The Idaho Supreme Court made that point a few weeks ago in overturning the misdemeanor conviction of a man who cursed at a police officer in a 1998 incident." ...
 

UK: Bid to halt second firemen's strike
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"Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott is holding talks with Fire Brigades Union (FBU) leaders in a bid to head off renewed strike action."

"It comes despite new union claims of Government bad faith."

"Mr Prescott is also meeting local authority employers in an effort to find a breakthrough to the deadlocked dispute before an eight-day-long walkout begins on Friday."

"But the Government, determined to hold out against the 40% pay claim, faced claims that it refused to fund a 16.1% pay offer tabled by local authority employers in the summer which could have prevented the strikes." ...
 

FL: "Affirmative Action" hiring quotas for teachers based on race, in the news
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ORIGINAL TITLE: "Schools release minority strategy"
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"After enduring three months of protests and finger-pointing over the lack of minority teachers in Escambia County Schools, Superintendent Jim Paul outlined his recruiting plan to School Board members on Friday."

"Paul took over the duties from Elvin McCorvey, the district's director of affirmative action, after local civil rights groups began rallying support and speaking out at board meetings." ...

"A diverse teaching workforce is very, very important," Paul said -- assuring that people will be hired based on the color of their skin, as opposed to their being best-qualified for the job.
 

Congress prepares for battle over guns
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"Gun-safety advocates are gearing up for a Second Amendment battle in Congress, even as they celebrate a landmark court case that found a firearms distributor partly liable in a shooting death."

"With Republicans set to control both the U.S. House and Senate, legislation to bar lawsuits against the makers and distributors of guns and ammunition used in shootings could come early next year." ...

"The Stearns bill [which federally bars lawsuits against the gun manufacturers when their products are criminally misused] works under the theory that the U.S. government is free to exempt from liability industries that cross state lines -- as the gun industry does." ...
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This "interstate commerce" approach basically strengthens, supports and condones the very existence of the BATF; nearly everything BATF does relies on the claim that they have jurisdiction over most firearms-related matters because firearms travel in interstate commerce. The "interstate commerce" clause has been used by the feds to grab untold amounts of power.
 

Canada: Cops arrest man after two robbed at gunpoint
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"A lone adult male with a sawed-off rifle robbed two men in their late teens just before 9 p.m. Friday on Wyse Road in Dartmouth, Halifax Regional Police said."

"No one was injured during the robbery."

"Police later apprehended the suspect in the area, and recovered a gun." ...
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This is a place where carrying a firearm to defend yourself against such thugs will land you in prison.
 

Jamaica: Cops kill two men, recover four illegal guns
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Jamaica: where owning a firearm is criminal, and criminals own plenty of firearms...
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"TWO men were killed by police in St Ann and St Catherine on Saturday and two illegal firearms reportedly taken from them after they allegedly shot at the cops."

"Police in Kingston also dug up and confiscated two illegal guns from premises in Seivwright Gardens in Kingston 11, taking to just over 390, the number of illegal firearms seized by the constabulary so far this year."

"The two men shot dead by the cops were named as Andrew Crooks, 30, otherwise called "Gangster Lee" of no fixed address, and Dugal Henry, 17, of Windsor Heights, Spanish Town, St Catherine."

"According to the police, at about 4:45 am on Saturday, during an operation at Free Hill, St Ann, they were about to enter a house occupied by Crooks who allegedly pointed a gun at them. Crooks was shot dead and according to the police, a loaded Ruger semi-automatic pistol bearing serial number 66323901 was taken from him."

"In the other incident, Henry, who police say was wanted for 16 murders and led a gang which terrorised the Windsor Heights and Central Village areas of Spanish Town, was seen at about 6:30 pm on Saturday with a group of men in Windsor Heights." ...
 

Russia: Misha Will Be Given His Gun Soon Enough
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"I was murdered not long ago in broad daylight at an outdoor market in Moscow. Three masked assailants with machine guns opened fire at point-blank range. To my great fortune, the assailants on this occasion were 7-year-old boys with toy guns." ...
 

UK: 40% of retail shop staff have been attacked - 1/4 attacked 5 times in the last year
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Ah, the peaceful, anti-self-defense United Kingdumb...
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"Staff at nearly 40% of local grocery stores have been victims of violent crime, according to a new survey. A quarter of the stores were attacked more than five times in the past year, the Independent Retail News survey found."

"Weapons including guns, knives, baseball bats and CS gas were used in nearly one third of attacks, it said."

"Of the 504 independent retailers questioned across England, Scotland and Wales 46% were considering selling up and owners were increasingly losing faith in their local police forces, the survey said."

"Some 43% of those questioned said they were suffering from long term stress due to crime and the threat of crime."

"Shops in central Scotland were most vulnerable with 47% having been attacked, the survey said. In the Midlands 46% had been attacked, in Yorkshire and Humberside 43%, in the north west 43% and in London 41%."

"Shadow home secretary Oliver Letwin said: 'There is precious little comfort to be had from the Independent Retail News figures. An appallingly high number of retailers are still being subjected to violent attacks, many of them on a regular basis. Police response and detection rates are all too often inadequate with the result that three out of four incidents go without a conviction. This simply won't do.' " ...
 

SC: Three face stolen weapons charges
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How criminals get their weapons...
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"Minutes after police say she and two men stole weapons from a Rock Hill home Friday, a 19-year-old woman turned her rifle toward a police officer who responded to the scene."

"About 4:40 p.m., Rock Hill police Sgt. Don Doster drove up behind the three suspects as they were walking on Pinewood Road, less than a mile from the crime scene, Lt. Glenn Robinson said."

"Doster stepped from his vehicle and ordered the three suspects to drop their weapons and get on the ground, Robinson said. The two men fled in separate directions, but the woman, Brandi Nichole Quinn of Rock Hill, pointed her weapon as she turned to face Doster, he said."

"Doster ran toward Quinn as the rifle swiveled around and tackled her, Robinson said. He seized the weapon and placed her under arrest." ...
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Kudos to Sgt. Doster. Thank goodness he wasn't hurt and that the firearms will be returned to their rightful owner.
 

"Art of tracking a killer goes hi-tech"
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Well-versed article on the "National Integrated Ballistic Identification Network" -- a great promotional piece for those who wish to use such a system to register all firearms and their owners.

But it's also an educational piece that relates how the system works, where and how it's used -- and its many good qualities.
 

Australia: Shots fired at journalist's home lead to $50,000 reward offer
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Any chance this was the act of an irate gun owner who isn't interested in having his or her firearms banned and is fed up with mealy-mouthed journalists trying to make the proposed ban a reality?
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"POLICE investigating a shooting attack on the home of a journalist with The Courier-Mail have narrowed the field of people who may own the kind of World War I revolver used."

"Investigators have received numerous calls since a $50,000 reward was offered by The Courier-Mail for information leading to the conviction of the person who fired four shots at the home of Hedley Thomas and family in the Brisbane suburb of Brookfield on October 23."

"Detective-Sergeant Shayne Maxwell yesterday said many calls received since Friday were about people who owned a Webley Mark VI .455 calibre revolver."

" 'We are narrowing down the field each day as we follow new leads and the calls have also helped us with the process of elimination.' "

" 'Callers are suggesting other people who own the gun and we are verifying if the firearm is still in their possession,' he said."

"Det-Sgt Maxwell said police were grateful for the information and encouraged people to come forward." ...
 

US lists 12,000 Jamaicans for deportation
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"APPROXIMATELY 12,000 Jamaicans living in America have been targeted for deportation by the US Immigration and Naturalisation Service (INS), the Sunday Observer has learnt."

"Of that number, more than 700 are now in custody and are expected to be sent home soon."

" 'The INS are holding in excess of 700 Jamaicans in custody who are ready to be deported anytime now,' security attaché at the Jamaican Embassy in Washington, Assistant Commissioner of Police Errol Strong, told the Sunday Observer in a telephone interview last week."

"Strong, however, could not say exactly when the deportations would be effected, as the Jamaican mission, he said, was processing the detained persons to verify that they were indeed Jamaicans." ...
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Considering the fact that there are Jamaican street gangs in the major cities and that one of the recent Beltway sniper suspects allegedly stole into America from Jamaica, it's probably a wise move on INS' part to begin taking action.

But considering the agency's track record as a band of bumblers -- giving a visa approval to one of the 9/11 hijackers months after the attack, for example -- who's to say that they'll get the right people?
 

WI: Insurers fear car-deer crash rise
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"A decline in hunters this fall could lead to more deer-vehicle collisions and higher auto premiums for every Wisconsin motorist, says an insurance industry spokesman."

" 'Clearly, auto insurers recognize (a poor deer harvest) has the potential of causing an extraordinary number of claims,' said Eric Englund, president of the Wisconsin Insurance Alliance. 'The magnitude is completely unknown ... but the rates we all pay for auto insurance are based on claims. If auto-deer collisions go up, auto insurance will go up.' "

"With a week before the traditional nine-day gun deer season opens Nov. 23, the state Department of Natural Resources has sold about 20 percent fewer firearm and archery hunting permits than usual by this time of the year." ...
 

Fraternal Order of Police Hails Senate Support for Elitist Cops-Only CCW Bill
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"Steve Young, national president of the Grand Lodge, Fraternal Order of Police, hailed today's passage of S. 2480, the 'Law Enforcement Officers' Safety Act,' adopted by the Senate Judiciary Committee by voice vote this morning. The bill, sponsored by Senator Patrick J. Leahy (D-VT), the Committee's Chairman, exempts qualified active and retired law enforcement officers from State and local prohibitions with respect to the carrying of concealed firearms."

" 'The membership of the Fraternal Order of Police wants to sincerely thank Chairman Leahy and Senator Hatch (R-UT) and their staff for all their work on this legislation,' said Young. 'Both of these Senate leaders, by virtue of their long-standing and continued support of the Fraternal Order of Police on this issue, demonstrate a true commitment to the safety of the men and women of law enforcement. We cannot thank them enough.' " ...

CONSIDER...

Numerous gun rights groups and leaders oppose this legislation -- a bill designed to grant hired public servants exemptions from unConstitutional laws enforced against The People.
 

WA: Walla Walla inmate shot dead
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"A man who was in prison for shooting at Snohomish County sheriff's deputies during a traffic stop two years ago was shot and killed at the Washington State Penitentiary on Saturday."

"Gregory Lynn Garner, 41, was shot by a tower officer after he refused to stop beating a fellow inmate in the recreation yard."

"Garner was pronounced dead about 10 a.m. at St. Mary Medical Center. An autopsy conducted Sunday showed that he died of a gunshot wound to the abdomen, said Doug Nelson, Walla Walla County deputy corner."

"It was not yet determined if a corner's inquest would be held."

"Garner was serving a nearly 49-year sentence for his part in a shootout with county deputies in March 2000." ...

"He had 17 felony convictions, including perjury, first-degree robbery, auto theft, forgery and using a building for drug trafficking." ...
 

UK: How RAF will shoot down airliners
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"THE rules of engagement for RAF pilots dealing with rogue aircraft are chillingly straightforward."

"Documents seen by Scotland on Sunday reveal that Tornado pilots have been told to give civilian aircraft suspected of posing a threat just two chances to turn away or land before blowing them out of the sky - hijackers, innocent passengers and all."

"The same pilots have even been given special psychological training to cope with the enormity of what they may be ordered to do." ...

"Within minutes of intelligence picking up an unexpected deviation in the flight path of an aircraft towards a British terrorist target, the lives of all those aboard would be lost." ...
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But don't let a pilot protect the cockpit to make sure that never happens, say these socialist misfits.
 

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