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MT: Promote gun skills along with rights
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff

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In short, we could use more opportunities for training. Law enforcement agencies and firearm advocates, including the National Rifle Association, ought to recognize the benefits of providing gun owners with meaningful training opportunities. Indeed, even gun-control organizations and people who are mistrustful of an armed citizenry should appreciate the value of increasing the skill level of gun owners. The better trained people are in deciding when to brandish a gun, and the more proficient they are in using a gun, the safer this state would be - except perhaps for violent criminals.

Such training shouldn't be mandatory. You shouldn't have to take a class to exercise a fundamental right. But it ought to be readily available.
 

AZ: Self defense bill advances
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff

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A senator reiterated today that the Legislature had intended a law shifting the burden of proof in a self-defense case to the prosecution to be retroactive.

Sen. Linda Gray, R-10, made the pitch as the Senate approved her measure clarifying that the law applies to all cases pending at the time it was signed into law April 24, 2006.
 

MO: Deadly-force law would be loosened under Missouri bill
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff

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Missourians would be allowed to use deadly force to defend themselves from intruders in their cars as well as their homes under a measure passed by the House on Monday.

The bill, called the "Castle Doctrine" after a concept in English common law, also would protect home and car owners from civil lawsuits if an intruder is killed or wounded.

Twenty-five states have similar legislation. Deadly force is justified under Illinois law if there is a reasonable expectation of bodily harm.
 

CA: Upvalley crowd hears tales from the border
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff

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While members of the group carry guns for self-defense, they are prohibited from carrying a round in the chamber. No one on either side of the border has been injured during a patrol, Giraud said.

On the rare occasions when the group makes contact with illegal immigrants, it is to provide water and blankets, particularly when children are suffering from the harsh desert conditions.

"Why aren't we leaving this up to the experts? Well, where are they?" said Giraud, who portrayed the Border Patrol as a woefully understaffed agency whose members welcome the Minutemen’s help.
 

OR: Man Found Not Guilty Of Murdering Friend
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff

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Matthew Lisicki was found not guilty after prosecutors were unable to disprove Lisicki's argument that he killed 21-year-old Derek Rew in self defense.

Lisicki's attorneys said Rew punched Lisicki, then 24, in the face and threatened to kill him before Lisicki shot five bullets into Rew. The shots, attorneys said, were fired upward, as if Lisicki had been on the floor looking up at Rew.
 

Gun Control: Brady Misfires on Castle Doctrine
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff

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If Castle Doctrine "only changes things for the bad guy," a reasonable person would support it, so why is Brady complaining? They continue with misleading partial-truths in an attempt to convince us this law is unnecessary, when Mr. Ragbourn states: "case law already allows people to defend themselves."2

Under current law, citizens usually have the "right" to defend themselves, but that does not preclude overly-aggressive prosecution or being robbed a second time via civil suit.
 

Virginia Ratifying Convention, "The people are not to be disarmed of their weapons. They are left in full possession of them.", June 25, 1788
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"...The amendments contained in this paper are those we wish; but we shall agree to any others which will not destroy the spirit of the Constitution, or that will better secure liberty..."

"...One half of the people, at least, wish amendments to be obtained..."

"...I have no dread that they will immediately infringe the dearest rights of the people, but that the operation of the government will be oppressive in process of time. Shall we not pursue the dictates of common sense, and the example of all free and wise nations, and insist on amendments with manly fortitude? ..."

"...It says that all men are by nature equally free and independent..."


 

Thomas Jefferson to James Madison. "a bill of rights is what the people are entitled to against every government", Dec. 20, 1787
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"...There are other good things of less moment. I will now add what I do not like. First the omission of a bill of rights providing clearly & without the aid of sophisms for freedom of religion, freedom of the press, protection against standing armies, restriction against monopolies, the eternal & unremitting force of the habeas corpus laws, and trials by jury in all matters of fact triable by the laws of the land..."

"...Let me add that a bill of rights is what the people are entitled to against every government on earth, general or particular, & what no just government should refuse, or rest on inferences..."

"...When they get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, they will become corrupt as in Europe..."
 

Thomas Jefferson to William S. Smith, "Let them take arms.", Nov. 13, 1787
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"...Yet where does this anarchy exist? Where did it ever exist, except in the single instance of Massachusetts? . . . I say nothing of it's motives. They were founded in ignorance, not wickedness. God forbid we should ever be 20 years without such a rebellion...."

"...There has been one rebellion. That comes to one rebellion in a century & a half for each state. What country before ever existed a century & half without a rebellion? & what country can preserve it's liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms..."

"...I hope in God this article will be rectified before the new constitution is accepted..."
 

NY: Now's no time to retreat on pistol-permit information
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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Ever since The Journal News and LoHud.com printed the names of pistol-permit holders in Westchester and Rockland, the reporters and editors who produced the accompanying new stories have been taken to task by owners lamenting (1) that their permit status was detailed on the newspaper Web site and (2) that New York law makes such information public. They must have missed the fine print - the state statute noting the public nature of the data - and had no qualms about shooting the messenger, so to speak. Several owners took aim at the editors' judgment. Boiled down, the state rationale was alternately set forth thusly: the information was published because it could be and it's your right to know.
 

ND: Women offered home firearms safety class
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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Women unfamiliar with the guns their hunter spouses and kids keep in the house will have an opportunity to learn more about them. A women's-only home firearms safety class is planned from 2 to 4 p.m. March 18 and March 25. It's sponsored by the Bismarck-Mandan Rifle & Pistol Association. Although more than a month away, there has been some interest, said Leon Nesja, who taught the class solo last time. Nine women participated in that first class. "They loved it," Nesja said. "Most said it exceeded their expectations. They didn't know what they would learn, but they learned a lot." This year Mary Kay Tokach will join Nesja as an instructor.
 

MT: NRA calls Tussing anti-gun
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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Billings Mayor Ron Tussing says he has no plans to resign from a group known as Mayors Against Illegal Guns even though the National Rifle Association has called him a member of an "anti-gun coalition." Tussing has received e-mail messages from NRA members who have described Mayors Against Illegal Guns as an anti-gun organization that threatens their rights under the Second Amendment, he said. "It's anti-criminal, not anti-gun," Tussing said of the coalition. "If it was an anti-gun group, I wouldn't belong to it."
 

SC: Intruder shot with own gun after scuffle
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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A gunman who burst through the back door of a house ended up getting shot with his own weapon when the homeowner wrestled it away from him, authorities said.
 

The Anti-Gun Lobby Goes Myspace
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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The nation's foremost 'grab the guns' lobby, the Brady Campaign, is apparently targeting America's youth by opening up a MySpace page, of all things. I guess the Brady Campaign figures that the soft-headed, self-absorbed teeny-boppers of MySpace realm are the perfect fertile ground in which to plant their propaganda seed. One of their first MySpace blog posts? An impassioned diatribe about the dangers of the .22 rifle.
 

WI: Teen 'sport killings' of homeless on the rise
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A National Coalition for the Homeless report says last year, there were 122 attacks and 20 murders against the homeless, the most attacks in nearly a decade. ...
"It's disturbing to know that young people would literally kick someone when they're already down on their luck," said Michael Stoops, the executive director of the Washington-based National Coalition for the Homeless. "We recognize that this isn't every teenager, but for some this passes as amusement."
Criminologists call these wilding sprees "sport killing," -- largely middle-class teens, with no criminal records, assaulting the homeless with bats, golf clubs, paintball guns.
Some teens have even taped themselves in the act.
 

Police needing heavier weapons
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Law enforcement agencies across the country have been upgrading their firepower to deal with what they say is the increasing presence of high-powered weapons on the streets.

Scott Knight, chairman of the Firearms Committee of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, says an informal survey of about 20 departments revealed that since 2004 all of the agencies have either added weapons to officers' patrol units or have replaced existing weaponry with military-style arms.

Knight, police chief in Chaska, Minn., says the upgrades have occurred since a national ban on certain assault weapons expired in September 2004.
 

Federal Court Recognizes Second Amendment Rights
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In the recent decision to deny terrorists in Guantanomo Bay, the appellate court recognized 2nd Amendement rights held by citizens and residents of the U.S. (See Page 19 of the decision.)(PDF file)
 

Samuel Adams to James Warren. "Our Ancestors laid an excellent Foundation for the Security of Liberty", Nov. 4, 1775
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"...I will not violate my Honor to releive my self or gratify my Friend..."

"...The Wheels of Providence seem to be in their swiftest Motion; Events succeed each other so rapidly that the most industrious and able Politicians can scarcely improve them to the full purpose for which they seem to be designd..."

"...the greatest Care and Circumspection will he used, to conduct its internal Police with Wisdom & Integrity..."

"...but Virtue is our best Security. It is not possible that any State should long continue free, where Virtue is not supremely honord..."

"...to diffuse among the Individuals of the Community, the Principles of Morality, so essentially necessary for the Preservation of publick Liberty..."
 

FAA Withdraws Collective Rights Interpretation of Second Amendment
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://waronguns.blogspot.com/

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"When the FAA issued a final rule on human space flight, it described one rule as consistent with the Second Amendment of the Constitution because, among other things, the right to bear arms under the Second Amendment is a collective right. The FAA now withdraws that characterization and amends its description...

"The Executive Branch, through the Department of Justice, interprets the Second Amendment as securing a right of individuals to keep and bear arms."
 

Fourth Grader Settles Gun Control Debate: Details at 11:00
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Despite a recent survey conducted by Dee Rowland, Chairwoman of the Gun Violence Prevention Center, I know that owning a gun is the best way to protect myself from criminal victimization. After all, Dee only surveyed one person -- her nine year old grandson. I doubled her sample size by surveying two of my closest friends.

But, unfortunately, in the wake of the recent murderous rampage at Trolley Square, the folks at Gun Violence Prevention Center of Utah are embarking on an anti-gun rampage that could soon be the envy of every Muslim who likes to kill innocent people at a shopping mall.
 

CA: Barbara Boxer Running for Re-election in 2010
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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Presidential contenders are jumping out of the gate earlier than ever, but Sen. Barbara Boxer has them all beat: she announced Monday she will run for re-election in 2010, nearly four years from now.
 

Virginia Ratifying Convention, "that our citizens may be able to sit down in peace and security under their own fig-trees*", June 24, 1788
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"...They are not to be shaken in their opinions with respect to the propriety of preserving their rights. You never can persuade them that it is necessary to relinquish them. Were I to attempt to persuade them to abandon their patriotic sentiments, I should look on myself as the most infamous..."

"...a government is strong when it applies to the most important end of all governments--the rights and privileges of the people. In the honorable member's proposal, jury trial, the press and religion, and other essential rights, are not to be given up. Other essential rights--what are they? .."

"...the history of American liberty as short as it has been brilliant, and we shall afford one more proof to the favorite maxim of tyrants..."
 

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