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On Point: The 'machine gun' lie
Submitted by: News Director

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"Here's what you should understand about the claim that Judge Sam Alito 'favors legal machine guns': It's a lie."

"It is also a sound bite from the Brady Campaign To Prevent Gun Violence that has been picked up by a host of pundits who would rather caricature a legal opinion than understand it."
 

IL: State police under scrutiny from gun groups, lawmakers
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"Gun-rights groups angered by the Illinois State Police director's handling of a murder-suicide involving two employees and his comments on gun control called Thursday for an investigation - and one group wants his job."

"The Illinois State Rifle Association demanded that Larry Trent resign after contradictory remarks his administration has made about state police activities to investigate and disarm employee Donald Dunkirk after he threatened his girlfriend."
 

IL: Gov. Blagojevich applauds members of the Illinois House for upholding his veto of dangerous legislation that would undermine local gun laws
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"Governor Rod R. Blagojevich today applauded members of the Illinois House of Representatives for upholding his veto of legislation that would have weakened gun restrictions across the state. The governor’s veto of Senate Bill 2104 allows Illinois municipalities to continue regulating their own gun transport laws. Many cities across Illinois, including Chicago, have stricter firearm laws to keep their communities safe by enforcing laws that they deem appropriate. The Governor’s veto, and the House’s action today, keeps those laws intact."
 

IL: Gun proponents seek overrides
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"Gun owners chalked up a victory last week when the Illinois Senate voted for a blanket law to regulate the transportation of guns, overriding a veto by Gov. Rod Blagojevich."

"The measure would eliminate the ability of towns to toughen regulations on how guns are transported through their streets, something places like Chicago and Carbondale have done."

"Illinois Senators voted 38-20 last Thursday to override the governor's veto of the measure, sending it to the House, where legislators voted in favor of the measure 79-36 in May. It was expected to come up for a vote this week, as early as Wednesday."
 

IL: Police Support Override of Governor's Veto; Illinois State Police Director's Remarks Divisive and Wrong
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"Law Enforcement Alliance of America (LEAA) Executive Director and Retired Police Officer James J. Fotis today countered divisive claims by the Director of Illinois State Police in favor of restrictions on law-abiding gun owners. Fotis called on the Illinois Legislature to override Governor Blagojevich's veto on SB 2104, SB 57 and HB 340."

"LEAA challenged claims made at a pro-gun control press conference where the Director of the Illinois State Police claimed his personal, political views represented all of law enforcement. Said Fotis, 'Director Trent may speak for his boss, the Governor, but his claim to speak for each and every man and woman in Illinois law enforcement is a preposterous stretch.'"
 

MD: Police to certify retired officers to carry guns
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"In response to federal legislation, the Howard County police department will begin certifying retired officers to carry concealed weapons."

"Until July 2004, it was unlawful for retired Maryland officers to carry a gun."

"But last year the U.S. Congress approved the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act, which enables off-duty and retired police to carry concealed weapons in Maryland and across state lines, provided those weapons are certified by a police agency."
 

NC: Would-be robber shot during robbery attempt
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"The incident happened near Uptown around 8 p.m. Wednesday. Police said a man walked up to a woman standing at a bus stop on the 2800 block of North Tryon and tried to steal her purse. That's when another nearby man pulled out a gun and shot the would-be thief."
 

TX: Food store owner fatally shoots gunman who demanded cash
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"Khalid Latif remembers hearing about the shooting down the street."

"In July, the owner of Peavy Burger killed a bandana-clad robber who came in one night waving a shotgun."

"A month earlier, a man had walked into Mr. Latif's business, Noble Food Mart – at the corner of Peavy and Garland roads, in Dallas' White Rock neighborhood – and stuck a gun in his face. The dot from the red laser sight bobbed on his clothes as he handed over about $400. That gunman walked out and hopped on a DART bus."

"'I bought a gun after that,' Mr. Latif said."

"On Tuesday night, he used it, mortally wounding an armed robbery suspect."
 

A Second Amendment right (two letters)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"In condemning legislation protecting firearm manufacturers from certain lawsuits, The Courier-Journal's Oct. 22 editorial, 'Special rights for gunmakers,' slays the straw man of its own making, while censoring the heart of the matter by omission. Special rights? Let's illuminate what the editorial did not."

"Groups seeking to destroy the Second Amendment rights of their fellow Americans cannot risk an honest, aboveboard exposure of their goal. Their deceitful strategy of burying this right under myriad so-called 'reasonable' rules, regulations, prohibitions, controls and other hindrances so that this second item of the Bill of Rights will become essentially nullified, in that no one can really exercise it." ...
 

OH: Democrat councilwoman confronted with vote on Mentel Ban while stumping
Submitted by: Buckeye Firearms Association
Website: http://www.buckeyefirearms.org

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"In a story about how Republicans for Columbus City Council are working largely grassroots campaigns, the Columbus Dispatch is reporting that one Democrat incumbent who hit the streets to campaign was confronted over her vote for the Columbus Assault Weapons (or Mentel) Ban..."
 

OH: Two-time Buckeye Firearms Assoc. endorsee urges defeat of Issues 2-5
Submitted by: Buckeye Firearms Association
Website: http://www.buckeyefirearms.org

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"On October 25, I listened in as Rep. Jim Trakas addressed attendees at the Fulton County Republican party's annual Fall picnic. In a speech that I expected to be a kickoff for his 2006 bid to become Ohio's next Secretary of State, this strong friend to gun-owners spent very little time discussing himself or his campaign. The focus of his attention? Defeating Issues 2, 3, 4 and 5."

"Several weeks ago, Buckeye Firearms Association's Larry S. Moore published an excellent article addressing why these Issues are trouble for Ohio gun owners. Now, as the Lima News is reporting, two-time Buckeye Firearms Association endorsee State Rep. Jim Trakas is traversing the state spreading the exact same message: ..."
 

NJ: Law protecting gunmakers is right on target (Letter)
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"ROBERT Scheer's Op-Ed column on the new gun liability law ('Congress Caves to the Gun Lobby', Oct. 26) presents a biased and disingenuous viewpoint."

"For the past decade, gun-ban extremists who could not achieve their political agenda in Congress have misused the courts in an attempt to sue the firearms industry out of existence. Their argument: that firearms manufacturers and sellers should be liable for the criminal acts of third parties over whom they have no control."
 

WI: Texan promotes concealed guns
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"Wisconsin lawmakers should not declare most public places off-limits to individuals carrying concealed guns, a Texas lawmaker and gun advocate said Wednesday."

"'When you carve places out, you're telling a gunman where they can go to kill people like fish in a barrel,' Texas Rep. Suzanna Gratia Hupp told a joint legislative hearing."
 

Ethiopia: Ethiopian Police Kill 3 More Protesters
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"Riot police trying to put down a fourth day of protests against Ethiopia's disputed elections shot and killed three people Thursday and wounded 12 others, including children, doctors said." ...

"The renewed violence came a day after police shot and killed at least 31 people -- a death toll that rose after eight people died overnight Wednesday and in surgery, said doctors who refused to give their names for fear of reprisals."

"The government has said the casualty figure was exaggerated and blamed the opposition for the violence."
 

WI: Area split over concealed weapons bill
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"Robin Sheldon of Sheboygan Falls comes from a gun-loving family, but she doesn't want people here to be allowed to carry concealed weapons in public."

"'To me, that would be a sign that our society had been reduced to guerrilla warfare,' said Sheldon, 38, in front of the Mead Public Library. 'We're supposed to be a civilized society.'"


"State Senate and Assembly committees in Madison listened to hours of testimony Wednesday on a Republican bill that would let Wisconsinites carry concealed weapons."
 

NJ: Record shows a grasp of gun violence's costs
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"Gun violence victimizes far too many in our state, especially those living in our cities. In addition to the physical, psychological and emotional toll that gun violence takes on victims and their families, gun violence imposes a huge economic burden on all of us. For example, treatment of a gunshot wound to the chest costs on average $322,000, according to the Violence Prevention Institute, and the cost is far higher if there's neurological damage. Because most victims have no insurance, according to the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, most of this cost will be paid indirectly by private health insurance. So solving our gun-violence problem is both a public-safety requirement and an economic imperative."

"I'm proud of my strong record in the U.S. Senate on gun-violence prevention, and I would bring that same commitment to tackling this problem in New Jersey as governor. ..."
 

IL: Tank Johnson gets probation on gun charge
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Chicago Bears defensive lineman Terry "Tank" Johnson was placed on probation for 18 months after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor gun charge.

Johnson, also ordered to perform 40 hours of community service and pay a $2,500 fine, originally faced a felony charge after police found a loaded 9 mm handgun in the vehicle he was driving outside a nightclub in June.

Cook County State's Attorney's office spokesman Tom Stanton said Johnson pleaded guilty Tuesday to misdemeanor unlawful use of a weapon.

He was arrested after a valet outside the club told police he saw Johnson move a handgun from his lap to the center console of his vehicle.
 

AZ: Gun deer-hunting prospects looking up
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"The general gun deer season that opened Friday should produce decent results for hunters."

"The drought of the past decade has resulted in a generally downward trend in deer populations, but things are looking up, Dave Cagle of the Pinetop office of the Game and Fish Department said."
 

NH: Cell phone mistaken for gun puts schools on alert
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"Schools scrambled to lock their doors yesterday as police scoured nearly 100 acres during a hunt for a man who was thought to have a black handgun aimed at his head."

"It turned out the man was talking on his cell phone."
 

Belize: Farmer fined $20,000 for unlicensed gun and ammo
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"...a farmer from Burrell Boom has pleaded guilty to firearm charges and was fined twenty thousand dollars. Thirty-seven year old Clifford Nicholson was stopped by police on February fifteenth of this year as he rode his bicycle through the village with his sixteen gauge shotgun slung across his back. Nicholson could not produce a license for the weapon or the seven cartridges he was carrying and was immediately arrested. ..."
 

FL: NRA shooting for more gun-friendly laws
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"The National Rifle Association has been on a political roll in Florida."

"During the past two years, the much-loved and much-loathed group has successfully lobbied Gov. Jeb Bush and state lawmakers to approve a series of controversial laws dealing with gun rights."

"The prime example: a law passed this spring that makes it clear citizens can use force to fight back when attacked in public or in their homes or cars -- a law critics say threatens to turn Florida into a shoot-'em-up version of the Wild West."

"Now, fresh from those victories, the NRA and its legislative allies want to try again."
 

UK: Cop gun lost at nuke plant
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"A SECURITY probe was launched last night after a gun went missing from a nuclear fuel plant."

"The Glock pistol, along with 30 rounds of ammunition, had been in the armoury of the Civil Nuclear Constabulary — the armed force that guards BNFL plants."

"Officers raised the alarm when they discovered the gun had gone during a routine check at BNFL’s Springfields site in Preston, Lancs."
 

PA: Fighting Gun Crime in Williamsport
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"There have been four shootings in Williamsport in just three weeks. That spike in gun violence has residents concerned and police putting heat on the streets."

"Tyrone Williams was arrested for shooting a man during a hold up October 11. Two days later police were called to a house on Memorial Avenue. Two men were shot during a late night argument there, and guns and drugs were found."

"About 1 a.m. Tuesday somebody fired a shotgun at a house on Arch Street. No one was hurt, but drugs and guns were found inside. Just 23 hours later, another man was shot on Rural Avenue. Police aren't sure how it happened."

"In most of the shootings, Williamsport police said out-of-towners caused the problems."
 

OH: Concealed carry in the Buckeye State - 18 months of success
Submitted by: Buckeye Firearms Association
Website: http://www.buckeyefirearms.org

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"From April 2004 to September 2005, 70,098 standard licenses, and 138 temporary emergency licenses were issued to Ohio residents. On average, Ohio sheriffs are issuing approximately 130 concealed handgun licenses to law-abiding citizens per day."

"Ohio CHL-holders have proven to be much more law-abiding than anyone predicted they would be. Only 104 CHLs (0.14%), have been revoked in the first eighteen months for any reason, including the passing away of the licenseholder. Just 272 CHLs (0.38%), were suspended for any reason, and many of those are often reinstated later."
 

Australia: Replica gun robbery suspect pleads guilty
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If real guns are hard to come by...

"A 20-year-old Narrabundah man has pleaded guilty in the ACT Supreme Court to holding up a friend with a replica pistol."
 

Australia: Intruder killer won't be charged
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"A MAN who killed a home invader with the intruder's samurai sword, in an apparent act of self defence, is unlikely to be charged, police say."

"Two intruders, armed with the sword and a gun, allegedly tied up and assaulted the man and another person at a house in Melbourne's south-east early yesterday, and demanded money."

"But the male occupant of the Noble Park Melbourne home, aged in his 30s, grabbed the sword and killed his attacker, police said."
 

UK: 'I had no choice'
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"The Barnet policeman accused of murder for killing a man after mistaking a table leg for a gun has spoken of the six-year ordeal to clear his name."

"In the first full-length interview since the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) announced two weeks ago that it would not press charges, Chief Inspector Neil Sharman, 42, has explained what happened on that evening in 1999, how he thinks the man he killed was partly to blame, and the moment he was told the gun' was a table leg."
 

IL: House rejects attempt to override Blagojevich gun veto
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"State lawmakers gave gun control advocates a victory today on a measure that would determine how guns must be transported statewide."

"The House voted 67-to-44 for an attempt to override Blagojevich's veto on the measure that would pre-empt local ordinances on gun transportation."

"The measure had already passed the Senate and needed 71 votes in the House to become law."
 

CA: Movement To Ban Firearms In San Francisco
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"When you go to the polls one week from today, state propositions aren't the only measures some voters face. There are local issues as well. In San Francisco, voters will decide whether to try to ban guns in the city."
 

OH: Ex-police officer pleads guilty in stalking case
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"A former Fostoria police sergeant has pleaded guilty to two felony charges related to allegations that he stalked and threatened his estranged wife more than two years ago."

"Nick Portentoso was convicted Tuesday in Seneca County Common Pleas Court of attempted aggravated assault and menacing by stalking. Two counts of disrupting public service and single counts of possession of cocaine and intimidation were dismissed in a plea deal."
 

 QUOTES TO REMEMBER
After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn't do it. — William Burroughs, 1992

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