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Wife should talk with husband about fear of guns
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"DEAR DR. BROTHERS: I recently moved to a new area of the country, in which it is very common for households to have a rifle or handgun for hunting or personal protection. I have never had any exposure to weapons at all and have always been very frightened of them. ... Anyway, my husband brought one home after I reluctantly agreed (we do have a problem with predatory wild animals at our new farm), but I find myself being very nervous about just having it. I would never want to use it. Is this strong a reaction normal? -- D.K."

"DEAR D.K.: I would say that it is quite normal and even smart to be afraid of any dangerous weapon that could kill you or a member of your family. ..." ...
 

The Stearns Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Bill (NRA-ILA)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"U.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns' (R-Fla.) national Right-to-Carry (RTC) reciprocity bill, H.R. 4547, would allow any person with a valid concealed firearm carrying permit or license, issued by a state, to carry a concealed firearm in any other state, as follows: In states that issue concealed firearm permits, a state's laws governing where concealed firearms may be carried would apply within its own borders. In states that do not issue carry permits, a federal 'bright-line' standard would [apply] ... The bill would not create a federal licensing system; it would require the states to recognize each others' carry permits, just as they recognize drivers' licenses and carry permits held by armored car guards ..." ...
 

Senator Rick Santorum Introduces S. 2249 The Sportsmen’s Privacy Protection Act (3rd story) (NRA-ILA)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"On February 7, Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) introduced legislation to eliminate the requirement in the 1996 Welfare Reform Bill that requires hunters and fishermen to furnish their social security numbers when getting a license."

"'Across America, hunting and fishing is an age old heritage that is passed on from one generation to the next. Our outdoor sportsmen should not be required to surrender sensitive information and risk being victims of identity theft to preserve this legacy. This is much needed reform and the NRA would like to thank Senator Santorum for leading this effort in the United States Senate,' said NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox." ...
 

Cheney Accidentally Shoots Fellow Hunter
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot and injured a man during a weekend quail hunting trip in Texas, his spokeswoman said Sunday.

Harry Whittington, 78, was "alert and doing fine" after Cheney sprayed Whittington with shotgun pellets on Saturday at the Armstrong Ranch in south Texas, said property owner Katharine Armstrong.

Armstrong said Cheney turned to shoot a bird and accidentally hit Whittington. She said Whittington was taken to Corpus Christi Memorial Hospital by ambulance.

Cheney's spokeswoman, Lea Anne McBride, said the vice president was with Whittington, a lawyer from Austin, Texas, and his wife at the hospital on Sunday afternoon.
 

James and Sarah Brady Comment on the Vice President's Hunting Mishap
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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James and Sarah Brady made comments today related to Vice President Cheney's reportedly accidental shooting yesterday in Texas.

"Now I understand why Dick Cheney keeps asking me to go hunting with him," said Jim Brady. "I had a friend once who accidentally shot pellets into his dog - and I thought he was an idiot."

"I've thought Cheney was scary for a long time," Sarah Brady said. "Now I know I was right to be nervous."
 

Outdoors media get a shot at the newest hunting weapons
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Bottom ejection on a Remington shotgun? An auto-loading Winchester centerfire rifle? Yes, on both questions."

"It's been more than 30 years since Winchester had a centerfire rifle that was an auto-loader, and I can't remember a Remington pump or auto-loading shotgun that didn't eject through a port on the side of the receiver. There could have been a Remington with bottom ejection, but it was before my time."

"Yet, those two firearms were among the many unveiled to the outdoors media this week during a prelude to the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoors Trade (SHOT) Show." ...
 

OR: Intruder Fatally Shot Breaking Into Apartment
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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Lane County 9-1-1 dispatch took a call shortly after 5 a.m. Friday from a man who told them he shot an intruder trying to get into his apartment.

Sheriff's officials went to the apartment on Hunter Avenue in Veneta and found the man's body and the caller. Detectives were processing evidence at the scene.

The dead man's identity was not immediately released. The investigation is ongoing.
 

OR: Self-defense cited in fatal shooting (another view)
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"A Veneta man who shot and killed an intruder early Friday acted in self-defense and will not be charged with a crime, the Lane County district attorney said."

"Tony Gilbert Hernandez, 58, shot the intruder at least twice with a 12-gauge shotgun as the man beat him with a collapsible metal baton, investigators said."

"The baton left deep cuts in Hernandez's scalp that had to be stapled shut at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Eugene. He also had injuries on his back."

"'This is what we would call self defense,' District Attorney Doug Harcleroad said. 'You're allowed to use deadly physical force under Oregon law when you're in fear for yourself or your property.'" ...
 

WA: One wounded, one at large following attempted home invasion
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"One man was shot and wounded and a second is at large following an attempted home invasion in North Spokane Saturday night."

"The incident happened around 8:30 pm at the Rosewood Club Apartments ..."

"According to investigators on the scene, two suspects, armed with a knife and a pellet gun, tried to force their way into one of the apartments."

"The resident of the apartment, armed with a small-caliber automatic pistol, shot one of the intruders, striking him twice in the chest and lower torso."

"The suspect who was shot fled the apartment and got as far as the sidewalk in front of the apartment building before he collapsed."

"The second suspect fled the scene and is still at large." ...
 

NC: Suspect says he shot and killed a man while he was breaking in
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"Police are investigating an early morning shooting where the suspect says he shot a man who tried to break in to his business."

"The shooting happened in a residential neighborhood, but the house is actually a business called Payless Pluming."

"Police were called to the house on Tuckaseegee Road around 1:30 a.m. Sunday by the son of the owner."

"He told 911 he shot someone that he thought was breaking in."

"The victim died at the scene, and police have taken the man who shot him into custody, but it is not clear if he will be charged or arrested."

"Investigators said this could be a case of self defense, an accident, or something more sinister." ...
 

KY: With guns everywhere else, the push is on to get them into schools, too
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... "The gun culture is not foreign, or fundamentally repugnant, to me."

"But I do wonder at the sanity of the Kentucky General Assembly, which can't seem to do enough to encourage the populace to arm itself."

"Not satisfied to facilitate the carrying of concealed deadly weapons or to hide the public records of those authorized to carry concealed, the legislature is about to encourage the carrying of guns onto school system property." ...

"How do the NRA and its friends ... defend such a measure? They say it's unfair that gun-toters might be charged for bringing them onto school property, in cases where there's no sign warning, 'No guns allowed.' So the bill would outlaw such prosecutions unless the school districts ... put signs up ..." ...
 

OH: What Is 'Home Rule" and How Will Statewide Pre-Emption Affect Ohio Gun Laws' (PRO)
Submitted by: Brent Greer
Website: http://www.peoplesrights.org

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... "If a city banned all handguns, the city officials there would totally conflict with the state’s concealed carry law, rendering an individual’s statewide license useless. What would that city do if the county sheriff issued a license to someone from their city?"

"This is why House Bill 347 was introduced at the Ohio Statehouse on January 10. It is written to provide clearer and more sensible language for concealed carry. It also contains language stating that a municipality cannot further regulate firearm sales or ownership."

"... It is a common-sense proposal that would provide county sheriff deputies and state highway patrolmen a consistent text to know what is a legal firearm that can be in a person’s possession throughout the state." ...
 

FL: Debate Rages Over Guns at Work
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"A Florida bill that critics say would guarantee people easy access to firearms at work has sparked debate over the rights of gun owners versus those of their employers." ...

"The bill's sponsor, Rep. Dennis Baxley, argues that the bill is just an extension of Second Amendment rights and is meant to protect employees during their commute to and from their place of business. ..."

"Of course, the idea of an employee having legally protected access to a weapon has drawn some concern about an employer’s ability to keep the workplace safe. 'This is a frightening prospect for employers,' said Theresa Gallion, an attorney with Fisher & Phillips, a Tampa-based labor- and employment-law firm. ..." ...
 

PA: Limiting Handgun Purchases Thaw a frozen divide
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"The movement is small, but it could be significant."

"In recent weeks, an influential gun-rights advocate in the Pennsylvania Senate said he might be willing to back a version of a bill to limit handgun purchases to one per month, per person."

"State Sen. Vincent J. Fumo (D., Phila.) said he could support legislation sponsored by Sen. LeAnna M. Washington, also a Philadelphia Democrat, if it is amended in two ways. Fumo wants the limit to apply only to Philadelphia and to expire after five years."

"Gun-control lobbyists would be wise to recognize Fumo's offer as a chance to get something useful done." ...
 

FL: Gun crazy
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"Florida's schools struggle at the bottom of national quality rankings. More than 20 percent of working adults don't have health care. The property insurance market is imploding. Yet the Legislature still has time to indulge its obsession for guns, guns, guns and more guns."

"First is the bait'n'guns bill. Tagged as a measure to broaden voter registration, the bill would require any business that sold fishing or hunting licenses (including big stores like Wal-Mart) to also take on voter-registration duties. ..." ...
 

FL: The Gun Lobby Takes on Business
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"If the National Rifle Association told Florida lawmakers to squat on their haunches and bark like dogs, a chorus of eager howls would echo from the House to the Senate. No demand by chief NRA Tallahassee lobbyist Marion Hammer -- a.k.a. She Who Must Be Obeyed -- is too outrageous; from holding police officers criminally liable for the crime of keeping gun ownership records to exempting shooting ranges from water pollution laws."

"Now Hammer wants to make it a felony for employers to tell their workers that they cannot keep guns in their cars out in the company parking lot." ...
 

SC: Self Defense Bill
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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A bill rocketing through the Statehouse could give you greater rights to defend yourself with deadly force. It's called the "Protection of persons and property act."

It passed the House unanimously... now it's in the Senate.

If it passes there, the new law would let you use deadly force against an intruder or attacker in your home or vehicle.

There are exceptions but, generally speaking, if the bill becomes law, and if you lawfully use deadly force... you would be immune from criminal prosecution and may not be arrested.

A number of local House members are sponsors, including Marty Coates of Florence, Murrell Smith of Sumter, Jim Battle of Marion, Ted Vick of Chesterfield and Thad Viers of Socastee.

To read the bill for yourself... Click Here
 

KS: 'Stand Your Ground' Bill Mostly Hype
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Ready or not, Kansans may soon have the right to carry concealed handguns."

"Gov. Kathleen Sebelius vetoed a concealed-carry bill in 2004 ... But the Senate passed the bill with a veto-proof 29-11 vote Thursday, and some predict it will earn the 84 votes in the House needed to override a veto." ...

"As The Eagle editorial board said two years ago: For all the hyperbolic rhetoric on both sides, other states' experience suggests that allowing concealed handguns in Kansas for those who meet the criteria and get safety training is unlikely to significantly hurt or help public safety." ...
 

VA: Right to shoot bill progresses
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"A House of Delegates committee advanced a bill Friday to bar counties from denying shooting ranges in rural areas where hunting is legal."

"The Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety voted 18-3 in favor of the measure sponsored by Del. Clarke N. Hogan, R-South Boston, to allow shooting ranges in many counties despite opposition from some residents of Nelson, Hanover and Henrico counties." ...
 

KS: Police to city: Keep weapons far from bars
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"Guns and bars do not mix."

"That’s the message city commissioners will be asked to send Tuesday as they consider a police request to strengthen existing city law prohibiting people from possessing any firearm ... while in proximity to a drinking establishment."

"'I think this could be a tremendous tool for law enforcement,' said Scott Miller, a city attorney who drafted the changes to the law. ...'" ...

"But Miller confirmed the current law contains a gray area because it makes it illegal to have a firearm in 'close proximity' to a bar or restaurant that serves liquor, but it does not define close proximity. The new ordinance would make it illegal to possess a firearm or other weapons within 200 feet of any drinking establishment." ...
 

Drug Smuggling Air Marshals?
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"For a law enforcement agency that works hard to be invisible, the Federal Air Marshals have been generating a lot of attention lately. On Thursday, two of the agency's several thousand highly trained traveling armed guards were taken into custody in Houston. Although the US Attorney's office would not comment beyond acknowledging that the Air Marshals were arrested by agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security's Inspector General's office, Government sources tell TIME that the two Air Marshals, are allegedly involved with the possession or transportation of cocaine, and may have been paid several thousand dollars to move the drugs."

"The marshals, one of whom is a former agent of the Drug Enforcement Administration, will likely appear in court to face criminal charges next week, and will almost certainly be suspended." ...
 

TN: Autopsy brings up new questions on shooting
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"A robbery suspect who police say was accidentally shot in the back by a Metro sergeant had suffered a groin injury, bruises to his leg and wrist, and had his left hand behind his back as he prepared to be handcuffed, according to a newly released autopsy report."

"The autopsy findings could help shed light on the circumstances leading to the Dec. 4 fatal shooting of James Denham. Metro police Sgt. William Randy Reed, a 35-year veteran of the force, has not been able to recall some details of the incident, police have said, including precisely where he was in the handcuffing process when the gun fired."

"The report also raises new questions about Reed's account of how the shooting happened." ...
 

VA: Oversight Hearing Set on BATFE Abuse at Richmond, VA Gun Show
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"On February 15, at 4:00 p.m., the U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security will hold an oversight hearing to investigate apparent wrongdoing by BATFE at a Richmond, VA gun show last August."

"In 2004-05, a troubling pattern emerged at a number of Richmond, VA-area gun shows, where hundreds of BATFE agents and state and local police staked out local shows. Immediately upon learning of these incidents, NRA began investigating and working to ensure congressional oversight hearings would be held to determine any wrongdoing and ensure BATFE was not overstepping its bounds or violating the law." ...
 

NM: Off-duty police officer arrested Aztec cop allegedly involved in drive-by shooting
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"An Aztec police officer was arrested Saturday afternoon in connection with a drive-by shooting that occurred earlier that morning."

"Jose Martinez, 21, of Aztec, was charged with harboring or aiding a felon, a fourth-degree felony."

"He, his girlfriend, and his cousin were allegedly in his truck when his cousin fired at a house. Martinez did not report the incident to police and when first questioned denied any knowledge of it."

"Martinez, an officer with the Aztec Police Department since September 2005, is no longer working for the department, said Aztec Police Chief Mike Heal."

"Heal said Martinez passed the department's background test when he was hired, and had a "very clean" record." ...
 

Nepal: Dang incident 'intentional': Probe team
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"A fact finding mission of Human Rights Treaty Monitoring Coordination Committee (HRTMCC) has concluded that the murder of UML-activist Umesh Chandra Thapa in Dang last week was 'intentional and brutal'."

"After completing the field study of the incident site, the HRTMCC concluded that Thapa was killed by the security forces using excessive force at Ghorahi, Dang, on Wednesday."

"Thapa was shot dead while Krishna Giri of Nepali Congress sustained serious injuries when Royal Nepalese Army personnel opened fire at a group of political cadres who were returning home after staging a peaceful demonstration at the district headquarter on the polling day." ...
 

CA: Defend the entire Constitution
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"It is of great interest to witness our legislators' current debate over defending the Fourth Amendment, but I have to question the motives of some. Some of the legislators so vocal in defense of the Fourth Amendment have a long history of infringing upon the rights of American citizens' Second Amendment rights!"

"Perhaps now is a good time to write your legislators to encourage them to defend the entire Constitution, not just pick and choose the sections which suite their personal taste. After all, they did take an oath to defend the Constitution, didn't they?"

"I've written to Senators Feinstein and Boxer to ask that they support the Second Amendment to the fullest degree possible. ..." ...
 

AK: Fish and Game to hold ammo reloading clinic (second story)
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Alaska Department of Fish and Game hosts a metallic cartridge reloading clinic 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday in Anchorage. The clinic will teach gun users how to reload rifle and pistol ammunition. Tickets are $20 per person. Call 267-2187 for details.
 

NE: For past 20 years, he's been teaching firearm safety to people of all ages
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"If Nebraska senators approve LB454, chances are Terry Fitzgerald of Lincoln will have something to say about the training of potential concealed-gun permit holders."

"Fitzgerald is one of four Nebraskans certified by the National Rifle Association to train civilians in the use of firearms. For 20 years, he's taught gun safety and usage in classes sponsored by the Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department, the Boy Scouts of America, 4-H clubs and hunter education groups."

"Fitzgerald insists his students use the term 'firearms'¯ in class."

"'Anytime the word 'weapon' is used, a quarter goes in the can in my classroom,' he said." ...
 

UK: Katie Grant: Let’s cut to the chase: blades must be banned
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"As you walked down the street this morning to buy this paper, did you stop to wonder whether any of those you passed were carrying a knife? If you live in the west of Scotland, chances are that if you passed 20 young men aged between 15 and 25, almost all would have been carrying a 'blade', as the cool call them, for 'protection'. Glasgow is more like The Sopranos than The Simpsons."

"Knowing this, Cathy Jamieson, the justice minister, has announced that there is to be a nationwide knife amnesty running for a month, beginning in May. The aim is to reduce knife crime in Scotland, which is double that of London, and rising." ...
 

Canada: Big gun theft 'great concern'
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"An intensive investigation is under way after thieves broke into a Mississauga home and made off with 45 firearms — the largest ever weapons cache believed stolen from a gun collector in Ontario."

"Peel Region Police are revealing little about the brazen daylight robbery except that most of the stolen weapons were handguns although several rifles were taken as well as a large quantity of ammunition. Police fear the weapons could already be in the hands of gang members in the area."

"'There is great concern as to where these weapons are and will end up,' Peel Const. Kathy Weylie said. 'You have to be extremely concerned knowing there are 45 firearms out there and there is ammunition for them.'" ...
 

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