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Silveira: Will the Justices Bite the Bullet?
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LAW.com -- "For more than six decades, the Supreme Court has ducked the opportunity to examine the real meaning of the Second Amendment's promise of the right to 'keep and bear arms.' "

"Now, some advocates of gun rights are hoping the Supreme Court will finally bite the bullet and grant review in Silveira v. Lockyer, No. 03-51, a challenge to California's strict 1999 assault weapon ban. The case is one of dozens the justices are set to discuss at their private conference Wednesday. A decision by the Court whether to grant review could be announced as soon as Dec. 1. The Court also meets in conference Dec. 5." ...

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NOTE: There's at least one LIE in this article -- common when gun banners are quoted.
 

S.969 Homeland Security Act of 2003
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"Terrorists have identified the lax gun laws of the United States as a means to advance their evil goal to terrorize and harm the American people. Indeed, existing gun laws are lenient and federal enforcement has been grossly inadequate. As a result, terrorists have the ability to purchase firearms legally in the United States and then convert them into weapons of mass terror." ...

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Link to pdf of bill.
 

Bill Orders FBI Gun Buyer Checks Destroyed
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"Background checks on gun buyers would be retained for just 24 hours, instead of the current 90 days, under a deal Republicans struck during final negotiations over an immense spending bill funding dozens of federal agencies."

"The $373 billion spending bill, which combines seven overdue annual spending bills, carries the changed rules for background checks that were first proposed in 2001 by Attorney General John Ashcroft."

"Gun rights groups, such as the National Rifle Association, say keeping the records raises privacy concerns. Gun control advocates say destroying the records after 24 hours will hamper federal officials trying to keep guns out of the hands of criminals."

"The spending bill still has not been approved. "
 

The Second Amendment and the Right to Bear Plastic
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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"In a sort of reverse number logic, it is the Second Amendment that actually provides for the First Amendment and all other freedoms that Americans enjoy. Gun control is something the Anti-American left wants desperately, and they try every ploy imaginable to cloud or discredit the connection of guns to freedom in America. Their latest inch by inch ploy is plastic guns. ‘Real’ plastic guns, which don’t yet exist, and ‘real-looking’ plastic guns, which you and I played with as children. Banning either of these plastics, is a plastic approach to life and death. Mainly death." ...

"...why is the outcry against guns so much more shrill and unceasing?"

"The answer is that guns are empowering."
 

Mullen: Gun locks alone can't protect kids
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"Trigger locks and cable locks. Safes. Closets. High shelves, tool sheds. So many places to hide our firepower. So many ways, we think, to keep little hands from guns."

"We have every conceivable safety device and all the best advice from firearms experts, and still the children find the guns, find the bullets, find a way to kill themselves and one another." ...

"Kids are always smarter than we think. So smart we can barely keep up."

"We can try with trigger locks and gun safes. But until we start thinking like a 4-year-old, we clueless old parents will never win."
 

Why Blacks Tend To Support Gun Control
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"The black family that is dependent on the Democrat's government welfare plantation, has become dominated by feminist women who hate men, Peterson says. This combination of social pressures has locked the black community into a liberal political world. Not surprisingly, one of the elements of the liberal worldview supported by many blacks is opposition to self-defense. Indeed, most black politicians are gun-bashing anti-Second Amendment zealots."

"Dependence on the state for food and shelter includes depending on the state for protection. That the state provides none of these things well has not shaken the firmly held commitment to restricting firearms." ...
 

Focus on causes of violent crimes, not guns
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"We must confront misinformation about guns and gun laws. Firearms affected by the Assault Weapons Ban are no more deadly than hunting rifles. The ban prohibits manufacture of semi-automatic firearms with detachable magazines if they contain any two of five "assault-weapon" characteristics: a folding or telescoping stock, a pistol grip, a bayonet lug, a flash suppressor or a grenade launcher. The ban is not based on the actual potential of the firearm, but on characteristics that appear scary to those who know little about guns."

"The law does not ban semi-automatic firearms -- Remington 7400, for example, is a widely available semi-automatic hunting rifle -- or military-style firearms such as the AR-15 or the AK-47." ...
 

The Supreme Law Of The Land
Submitted by: LFA Editor
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"...it is our natural right to possess a firearm and to use it in defense of our selves, families or homes."

"This interpretation has been challenged time and time again by those seeking to convince average citizens that defense is best left to 'law enforcement' and to the military. Back in the earlier times of this nation, it would have been simply unthinkable to surrender your firearms in the hope that someone else would protect your interests. Yet, today, we swim in a sea of special interests, with many powerful and persuasive voices telling us the Second Amendment does not mean what it means. To systematically disarm a population is to place them in serious jeopardy. Our Founding Fathers knew this all too well, which is why they placed prohibitions within the Constitution. It's safe to assume that these men learned their lessons from the record of history."
 

NJ: Lautenberg Voices His Opposition to Bear Hunt as the Debate Grows
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"With New Jersey's first bear hunt since 1970 scheduled to start in two weeks, the war of words between critics and advocates of the hunt mounted yesterday, and Senator Frank R. Lautenberg added his voice to those with misgivings."

"In Trenton, the state's environmental commissioner, Bradley M. Campbell, held an open discussion with about a dozen residents of northwestern New Jersey who described their growing fears about bears. In Washington, Senator Lautenberg's office said he urged the National Park Service to block the part of the hunt to be held in a narrow strip of federal parkland along the Delaware River."

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Yes, Lautenberg is such a misanthrope, that he'd much rather see the bears maul some humans.
 

Expanded Patriot Act Reach Would Hit The Net, Too
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"A bill approved by Congress last week to extend the reach of the Patriot Act would expand the FBI's business document and transaction power to cyberspace stations like eBay, Internet logs, and Internet service providers, and without requiring a judge's approval."

"It's part of the new bill's redefinition of the term 'financial institution' and 'financial transaction,' according to Wired, and allows the FBI to get such records by handing itself a national security letter saying those records are relevant to a terrorism investigation."
 

Patriot Act Stifles Dissent on Campus
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"I am concerned by the Patriot Act's impact on the lives of all citizens, but especially on my peers in colleges across the country. No matter what provision of the Patriot Act we examine, its effects are tenfold on a college campus." ...

"To monitor for 'subversive' activity or to track a specific e-mail account is made exponentially easier when all the information is centralized and in the control of school administrations. Students on college campuses have far less privacy than the average person. When this problem is compounded by the expansion of government oversight, students' rights are placed in the most precarious of positions."
 

David Reinhard: Scorecard against Patriot Act: 0
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"Any act of Congress that has 157 sections and runs 217 pages no doubt contains something squirrelly tucked therein. But darned if the USA Patriot Act's critics have come up with a credible or coherent beef just yet. Their main argument seems to boil down to this: More than 200 cities have come out against the Patriot Act, and we just know something's wrong with it."

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The criticisms wouldn't have anything to do with this legislation being used against domestic criminal cases, looser standards for search warrants and government access to private financial records would they?
 

OH: House speaker backs public records of concealed carry permits (Another version)
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"House Speaker Larry Householder said Tuesday he agrees with Gov. Bob Taft's demand that the state disclose the names of people issued permits to carry concealed weapons." ...

"Ohioans For Concealed Carry continues to believe that the desired information can be obtained without the publishing of private information. We will continue to monitor developments and maintain communications with the committee members and legislative leadership."

"This is a life and death issue. The ever-growing number of defenseless people who are being made victims in Ohio speaks to the need to stop the endless debate and send a bill to Governor Taft for his signature."
 

U.S. Gestapo takin’ names
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"Predictably and unrelentingly, American government continues to carve out for itself ever-expending rights and freedoms at the expense of once-free Americans in the name of security measures against terrorism. But, as all informed students of government and political science already know, government, 'the state,' isn’t the least bit concerned about protecting its citizens; it is only concerned about protecting itself."

"The USA Patriot Act is just such a government protection scam, offering US security with terrorism as justification." ...
 

OH: Online poll asks how Taft will respond if public records made to his liking
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A new survey has been added to this website, inquiring as to how Taft will respond if public records made to his liking.

To vote, go to the upper right-hand corner of the homepage.

If you haven't already done so, you can still weigh in on whether or not the Gen. Assembly's failure to pass CCW in '03 effect your vote in '04.
 

Systemic Integrity Challenge Pervades FBI
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"Whistleblowers have seldom been popular in the federal government, and the FBI is no exception. In fact, in violation of the law, whistleblowers frequently find themselves targeted for retaliation."

"Dr. Frederick Whitehurst (a Ph.D. in chemistry) was no exception." ...

"Whitehurst saw a disturbing number of cases in which the laboratory tailored its 'science' to fit the conclusions of the investigating agents (described as 'working backwards'). In other words, the lab would ask 'What did the suspect do?' and then proceed to fit their findings to the pre-determined conclusion."

"This resulted in innocent people being tried, and in some cases put in jail."
 

IL: Bond Set For Man Charged With Trying To Board Plane With Gun
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"Bond was set on Tuesday in the case of a man who allegedly tried to get on an airplane at O'Hare International Airport with a loaded handgun."

"Cook County Judge Neil Linehan set bond at $75,000 in the case of Ban Peo of Goshen, Ind. Peo had a ticket on a Continental Airlines flight to Houston, Texas, according to an assistant state's attorney speaking at the hearing Tuesday afternoon. Peo is a U.S. citizen who originally emigrated from Cambodia, his public defender stated. He lives with his uncle and is currently employed, he said, without elaborating."

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Strange, former Detroit police chief Jerry Oliver was treated with much more leniency for the same "crime," and this was his second offense!
 

NJ: With a spike in gun violence, Essex residents look to take back the streets
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"Residents in Essex County's largest cities say guns and violence are becoming an everyday occurrence in their neighborhoods. In Irvington, East Orange and Newark, residents have seen a spike in gun violence, and homicides are up countywide. So far this year, there have been 135 homicides in Essex, compared to 113 in all of 2002."

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But how can that be? New Jersey has some of the strictest gun laws in the nation!
 

Australia: Woman tells of gun attack
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"THOUGHTS of seeing her children and grandchildren again helped a woman shot in the stomach and being attacked by her husband, a court heard yesterday."

"Anne Elizabeth Flowers told the Supreme Court at Burnie her husband, Michael John Evans, 61, then threatened to 'blow her brains out'." ...

"Mr Evans yesterday pleaded not guilty to attempted murder during an incident at their Wilmot Rd home on May 9 this year."

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All those gun control laws, and STILL this poor woman gets shot! How can it be? Could it be that gun control laws are actually ineffective?
 

ND: Missing student's last words on phone: 'Oh, my God!'
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Dru Sjodin of Pequot Lakes, Minn., was last seen late Saturday afternoon, as she was leaving her job in the Victoria's Secret store in the Columbia mall in Grand Forks."

"Police traced a call from Sjodin's cell phone about 8 p.m., Saturday to an area around Fisher's Landing, a rest stop along U.S. 2, about six miles east of Grand Forks. Authorities set up a command center Monday at Fisher High School to coordinate the search."

"Sjodin's mother, Linda Walker, said her daughter was talking to her boyfriend on her cell phone about 5 p.m. Saturday. 'He heard her say 'Oh, my God!' and then the phone went dead, Walker said."

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NOTE: UND students are prohibited from carrying weapons on campus.
 

UK: Ban on Smoking in UK
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"Britain's most senior doctors urged the government Tuesday to follow the example of Ireland and many U.S. cities and impose a ban on smoking in public."

"An alliance of doctors' leaders said passive smoking kills 1,000 people each year in Britain and causes asthma, lung infections and ear diseases in children."

"The presidents of Britain's Royal Colleges of medicine, independent professional bodies, said a workplace ban alone would cut many deaths from passive smoking and could lead an estimated 300,000 people to give up."

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From Demolition Man:

"Smoking is not good for you. It has been deemed that anything not good for you is bad, hence illegal. Alcohol, caffeine, contact sports, meat. ...Bad language, chocolate, gasoline, uneducational toys, and anything spicy. Abortion is also illegal, but then again so is pregnancy if you don't have a license. Salt is illegal. Kissing, and physical touch, such as a handshake, are also not done."

Welcome to the Brave New World.
 

TX: Police Find $5.3 Million Cash Among Frozen Rolls
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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It sure was a lot of bread.
Texas police say they made the state's largest seizure of cash during a traffic stop when troopers pulled over a truck hauling frozen dinner rolls -- and found $5.3 million in bills sealed in plastic wrap.

Two troopers stopped the truck Friday about 100 miles north of the Mexico border on Wednesday near the town of Alice as part of a routine vehicle inspection, the Texas Department of Public Safety said. When the troopers received conflicting stories from those in the truck, the troopers poked into the dinner rolls and found the cash.

One man has been arrested and charged with money laundering, they said. "This is one heck of a bust," said DPS Director Col. Thomas Davis Jr.

State police were busy counting the cash, which will go to law enforcement activities if it was used for illegal activities. But the shippers made it easy for police to ring up a tally by writing the amount in big black numbers of each bundle of cash sealed in plastic wrap.
 

Electronic Nose May Replicate Dog's Sniffing Skill
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"A new device called a 'dog on a chip' may combine the benefits of technology and nature by not only detecting dangerous or illicit substances but by providing the electronic equivalent of a dog barking, researchers say."

"One of the greatest attributes of the penny-sized electronic nose is that it will be on a constant lookout."

" 'It's a matter of sampling,' Cairney said in a telephone interview. 'You can't sit a dog in a warehouse 24/7. You can't sit a dog in a sewer or water pipe 24/7, or in an air conditioning unit in a public building.' "

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And you needn't trouble with those pesky warrants or probable cause hearings, because the detectors will be in "public places" where there is "no reasonable expectation of privacy."
 

IL: Lake Zurich might restrict hunting
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"Lake Zurich officials hope to give a stern warning to hunters with an ordinance prohibiting hunting that causes a nuisance within or near the village."

"If approved by the village board, the ordinance will make shooting a gun within the village unlawful and prohibit any nuisance and noise created by hunting within a one-mile radius of village boundaries."

". . . A few weeks ago, a wounded goose fell from the sky and died in front of a group of children waiting at a bus stop. Parents said the experience traumatized the kids."

"Noise from gunshots also has rattled children, said parent Lori Mangano."
 

VA: A former Gordonsville police officer is accused of trading his service pistol for drugs and going on a three-day "cocaine bender"
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"A former Gordonsville police officer is accused of trading his service pistol for drugs and going on a three-day 'cocaine bender' in Fredericksburg, that city's top prosecutor said."

"The former officer, Emerson Brown, was indicted yesterday on charges of embezzlement and possession of cocaine, both felonies, and two misdemeanor charges: filing a false report and obstruction of justice, said Charles S. Sharp, Fredericksburg commonwealth's attorney."

"Orange County sheriff's deputies had not arrested Brown as of late yesterday because they had not yet obtained arrest warrants, Sheriff C.G. Feldman said."
 

AL: Clerk cleared in fatal shooting
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"The owner of a North Birmingham convenience store said one of her employees had no choice but to shoot and kill a gun-wielding robber who burst into the shop over the weekend."

" 'I hate that it happened,' said Tina Brown, owner of Spot-1-Stop. 'But basically, it was either him get shot or one of them.' "

"Demarcus Daniels, 18, was killed about 11 p.m. Saturday in what authorities said was a holdup attempt."

"The Jefferson County district attorney's office on Monday ruled the shooting justifiable."

" 'There was a videotape that clearly shows him robbing the place with a gun in his hand,' said Chief Deputy District Attorney Roger Brown."

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And you can be sure that the 18 year old thug will be another statistic of "children" getting harmed in gunfire for Brady to exploit.
 

UT: BYU overall crime rate down; classes focus on prevention
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"BYU released its 2003 Campus Security Report last month, with statistics for 2002 showing that 10 liquor law violations make it the biggest problem among reportable offenses on campus. There were six arrests for liquor violations in 2001."

" 'There were really no surprises,' BYU Police Capt. Mike Harroun said of the report. 'We traditionally have one of the lowest crime rates compared to other universities. There's nothing in there that was particularly alarming.' "

"BYU reported three forcible sex offenses and zero nonforcible sex offenses in 2002, compared to zero of either in 2001. The U of U reported 10 forcible sex offenses for 2002."

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NOTE: U of U bans guns on campus; BYU doesn't.
 

PA: State Police Display Pattern of Criminality
Submitted by: Andy Barniskis
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A pattern of criminality throughout the ranks of the Pennsylvania State Police has gone ignored by the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial branches of state government. With no checks and balances working, what better example do we need of the need for a Second Amendment, or for Article I, Section 21 of the state constitution?
 

MD: Sexual predators on campus
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". . . The last thing on your mind is worrying about being taken advantage of by a guy, but it should be the first."

"A study done in 1992 by the Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues found one in seven women will be sexually assaulted before she graduates. This does not mean college girls shouldn't date or go out in fear of the sexual predators who could be lurking around any corner, but shows us that we must learn to protect ourselves."

"Although sexual assaults are frequent on college campuses, there are ways to protect yourself and your friends from dangerous situations."

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Unfortunately the best way to defend yourself is the one most frequently barred by the Universities themselves. University of Maryland bans all weapons from campus.
 

WI: Police say teen’s gun was for defense
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"Having been stood up in a fight the day before, a 13-year-old West De Pere Middle School student allegedly took a handgun and ammunition to school the next day in an act of self-defense."

"According to police, the boy took the gun to school Friday, but then placed it in another eighth-grade boy’s locker after rumors began circulating that there was a weapon in school."

"Information from the 13-year-old boy’s juvenile court appearance Monday revealed that he told police he had the weapon because of an altercation with another student about a girl."

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And the school's "zero tolerance" policy meant he would be suspended if he tried to back out of the fight by telling a teacher about it.
 

NY: Store cited for selling toy guns that looked too real
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"A costume shop in Rochester, New York, will pay three-thousand dollars in penalties and costs to the state after selling toy guns that violated state law."

"Officials say the toy guns looked too much like the real thing."

"The annual toy safety check by the Empire State Consumers Association found several realistic-looking toy guns for sale at Arlene's Costume Shop and reported it to the attorney general's office."

"Officials say a check showed the toy guns didn't have the required markings that clearly show them to be toys."

"State law says any toy gun with a black, silver or dark blue finish needs to have an inch-wide orange stripe running the length of the gun barrel."
 

CA: Woman Gets $375,000 For Rough Arrest
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"A woman who alleged that sheriff's deputies falsely arrested her in Compton, Calif., and broke two of her front teeth will get a $375,000 settlement, following a vote Tuesday of the county Board of Supervisors."

" 'Shanara Batiste only weighed approximately 110 pounds at the time of the incident, and a jury might find it difficult to believe that she was effectively resisting two male sheriff's deputies,' Assistant County Counsel Gary Miller wrote in a memo to the board."

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But once they are the only ones allowed to have guns, cops would stop roughing up arrestees like this, right Sarah?
 

OH: Speaker reverses position on public gun-carry permits
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"House Speaker Larry Householder said today he agrees with Gov. Bob Taft's demand that the state disclose the names of people issued permits to carry concealed weapons."

"Taft said people have the right to know whether their friends, enemies or neighbors have a license to carry a concealed weapon."

"Householder said concealed-carry laws in other states work well because criminals don't know who is carrying a weapon."

" 'I don't see where a simple public record of who the permit holders are will necessarily damage that at all,' he said."

"However, he wants retired police officers to be exempt from the requirement."

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It's just that little bothersome matter of the right to privacy that this elitist jerk doesn't appear to understand.
 

Canada: Canada's Gun Registry Costs Close to C$1 Billion
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The cost of Canada's firearms registry could rise to C$814 million by next March and reach C$1 billion a year earlier than expected, the Edmonton Journal reported Nov. 25.

The C$814 million amount for the end of fiscal year 2003-04 doesn't factor in the C$130 million in planned expenditures for the current year and other costs associated with the program.

Federal officials had expected the cost for the registry to be C$1 billion in early 2005. "This is going to go over the $1 billion mark a full year ahead of schedule and most of it is due to the astonishingly poor management of the program," said Canadian Alliance MP Garry Breitkreuz.
 

Canada: It costs $1 BILLION per year to treat Canadian gun owners like criminals
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"Costs are piling up at the troubled federal firearms registry and could top the $1-billion mark a year earlier than originally forecast, government figures show."

"The new expense numbers are contained in the most recent government estimates, which show the total program cost will rise to $814 million by next March, which marks the end of the 2003-04 fiscal year."

"That figure doesn't include the $130 million in planned expenditures for the current year and other costs associated with the program, according to the opposition Canadian Alliance, which says the cost spiral is continuing unabated."
 

OH: Officer Accused Of Taking Guns, Ammunition
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"A local police officer is facing charges for allegedly taking guns and ammunition that were supposed to be destroyed."

"Edsel England, 47, was charged with five felony counts of theft in office, WLWT Eyewitness News 5 reported."

"According to police reports, England kept a .38 caliber revolver, a pellet pistol, two gun-cleaning kits, a leather holster and a box of miscellaneous ammunition that he was supposed to process and destroy."

"England was arraigned Tuesday morning and then released on his own recognizance. His police powers have been suspended, according to a department spokesman."

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But only cops should have guns, right Sarah?
 

CA: Man Files Suit Against Brutal Cops
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A man filed a civil-rights suit against Fresno police in a U.S. District Court, saying he was sitting in his car when officers allegedly pointed a gun at him, handcuffed him, beat him and then released a police dog on him.

Carlos Molinero wasn't charged until five months after the Jan. 13 incident, according to his attorney Leslie W. Westmoreland, and the charge was misdemeanor resisting arrest.

"The resisting comes when Carlos, writhing in pain, tries to get away from the dog," Westmoreland said.

Westmoreland speculated that police may have approached Molinero because crimes had been reported in the area, and because his car had a cracked rear window.

The attorney representing the city, Rosemary T. McGuire, said she hasn't inspected police records and could not comment on the arrest. But McGuire has filed motions to dismiss the complaint.

The federal lawsuit charges the officers with excessive force, battery, negligence and infliction of emotional distress.

The next court date is scheduled for Dec. 2.
 

Canada: Two reported shot in east-end Toronto workplace
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"Toronto police are investigating a double shooting at an industrial park in the city's suburban east end."

"At least two people were reported shot and wounded at the Sharpe Disability Centre in Scarborough shortly after 8 a.m. ET on Tuesday morning."

"The shooting marks the third-straight day Toronto police have had to deal with a gun-related crime."

"Over the weekend, three people were shot dead. And on Monday, gunshots that rang out close to a Scarborough school's daycare centre left one man injured."

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Boy, that BILLION dollars on a gun registry was money well spent!
 

UK: Gunpoint robbery at local newsagent
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"TWO shops in the same road in Croxley Green were robbed within hours of each other on Friday, November 14."

"The first incident happened at 4.40am when the manager of Forbuoys was held up at gunpoint."

"He had been sorting out bundles of morning newspapers when he saw a man wearing a black motorcycle helmet standing beside him."

"Waving a gun, the robber demanded money and was given cash from the safe."

"At 6pm the same day, two men stole cash and cigarettes from a back room at the Spar mini-market, in Baldwins Lane."
 

OH: Taft’s late monkey wrench throws concealed-carry for a loop
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"Gov. Bob Taft made a fist last week and threatened to veto House Bill 12 unless it’s changed to allow the disclosure of the names, birth dates and counties of residence of concealed-carry permit-holders."

"Gun-rights advocates were incredulous, pointing out that for five years, the governor has based his opposition to the gun legislation on the skepticism of much of the law-enforcement community."

"Now, at the 11th hour, he introduced a new element to his opposition, based on editorial comments in major newspapers. Taft said through a spokesman his office began to research the newspapers’ objections to the public-records provisions in early November, and the results just became available."
 

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