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History shows guns aren't the problem
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The recent attacks on the Second Amendment by the anti-constitutional gun banners are predictable."

"Those who want to ban guns as a result of these despicable shootings are actually the cause of the problem."

"By blaming guns, they take the light away from what is really causing these episodes."

"It is a very easy argument to prove. Guns had been available virtually without restriction until the late 1960s."

"When I was a kid, I could walk into Sears, J.C. Penney or the True Value Hardware store and buy a gun."

"My friends took shotguns to school and checked them with the principal and hunted pheasant on the way home." ...
 

Firearms In Our Culture
Submitted by: david wolfe

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"Over the course of many years, it has been my privilege to have been both the receiver and the dispenser of information related to firearms and ammunition. One of the often debated and discussed topics concerns that of effective small game ammunition. When I was in the eighth grade, a buddy of mine declared that his .22 rifle with .22 short ammunition was the most effective ammunition one could get hold of for squirrels. Being in my infancy in the firearms field, I took that as gospel and at face value as I dutifully purchased .22 short ammunition at the local Western Auto store for 59 cents a box ... For years after that, .22 shorts were my favorite load and I shot these as often as my Dad would allow me to 'squander' another 59 cents on a box. ..." ...
 

Safety and Security Organizations Join Brady Center's Brief Supporting Decision That Oklahoma's Guns-at-Work Law Is Unconstitutional
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"Two major safety and security organizations -- the American Society of Safety Engineers and ASIS International -- joined the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence in filing a 'friend of the court' brief urging the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals to affirm a 2007 federal district court ruling striking down Oklahoma's 2005 guns-at-work law as unconstitutional."

"In a suit filed by ConocoPhillips and others -- ConocoPhillips v. Henry -- the lower court held that the law, which made it a crime in Oklahoma for employers to bar guns from company property, impermissibly conflicted with the general duty under [OSHA] for all employers to provide workplaces free from recognized hazards. Brady, the ASSE and ASIS filed their brief yesterday afternoon." ...
 

A Happy Anniversary: The Brady Law Turns 14
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"The Brady Law went into effect 14 years ago today, February 28, 1994."

"On anniversaries like this, it is important to remember what the Brady Law has accomplished, how effective the law has been at helping reduce gun crime, and how bitterly the NRA fought to kill it – including their effort to have the Brady Law struck down as unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court."

"Since 1994, the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act (the 'Brady Law') has stopped an estimated 1.4 million criminals and other 'prohibited purchasers' from buying guns from Federally licensed gun dealers. As the Bureau of Justice Statistics has shown, the rate of gun crime in America then plummeted for years. ..." ...
 

NJ: Letters to the Editor (first two letters)
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"John Rosenthal's 'Had enough gun violence? A pro-gun advocate speaks' (Other Views, Feb. 25) certainly voiced the sentiments of countless Americans who uphold the right to bear arms but call for the closing of loopholes that permit gun show sales without a background check. Had he also embraced the compelling need for a total ban on assault weapons, however, the article would have been more well-rounded." ...

"Carol de Lyon"

"Readers of The Record have heard from John Rosenthal, a self-described 'gun owner and a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment' ... Well, not much of a supporter according to the National Rifle Association, apparently." ...

"Richard A. Naumann" ...
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Gun-control case divides state AGs
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A gun-control case to be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court March 18 has exposed a division among state attorneys general over the meaning of the Second Amendment, the fiercely debated constitutional provision that guarantees Americans the right to 'keep and bear arms.'"

"Attorneys general from 31 states have filed a legal brief urging the high court to strike down the law being challenged in the case ... the group backs a security guard who wants the district's statute to be ruled unconstitutional."

"Lending their support to the District of Columbia are attorneys general from five other states ... who say reasonable regulation of dangerous firearms is constitutional and keeps the public safe ..." ...
 

Bush Administration Chimes in on DC Gun Ban
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Your right to bear arms is under fire. It is no surprise that democrats want to put strict regulations and even ban firearms all together. In the past the Clinton Gun ban and the Brady Bill have attempted to infringe upon the Second Amendment rights of American citizens. But you could always count on Republican representatives to stand up against these infringements."

"Recent events within the Bush administration have raised GOP eyebrows however. ..."

"What is disturbing is that the Bush administration dropped the ball when it came to standing up for the rights of the American people and the supporters of the Republican Party ..." ...
 

Guns, rights and the U.S. Constitution
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "In the District of Columbia v. Heller case, the Supreme Court will confront the question of whether Washington's strict gun laws violate the right 'to keep and bear arms' protected by the Second Amendment. At issue in Heller are city ordinances that provide a near total ban on handguns ... and that criminalize the possession of functional rifles and shotguns — even in one's own home. While the outcome of Heller will no doubt affect the legal landscape of gun rights in this country, the Heller decision will also have broader ramifications. In fact, the direction that the Heller opinion takes will serve as a prime indicator of the overall health of our Constitution." ...
 

Groups try to sway justices on guns
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Gay gun owners who call themselves Pink Pistols say they'll be safer if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down Washington's strict handgun ban."

"Jewish gun owners, women and disabled veterans, among others, also say they're vulnerable and need the protection they contend only firearms can provide."

"More than 65 groups have filed friend of the court briefs in the gun case, surpassing the attention paid to such hot-button issues as affirmative action and abortion."

"The case, scheduled for oral arguments March 18, challenges a District of Columbia handgun ban imposed in 1976. Only retired district police officers can legally possess handguns. ..." ...
 

Who'da thunk? Guns best crime deterrent after all
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"When sexual assaults started rising in Orlando, Fla., in 1966, police officers noticed women were arming themselves, so they launched a firearms safety course for them. Over the next 12 months, sexual assaults plummeted by 88 percent, burglaries fell by 25 percent and not one of the 2,500 women who took the course fired a gun in a confrontation."

"And that, says a new brief submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court by police officers and prosecutors in a controversial gun-ban dispute, is why gun ownership is important and should be available to individuals in the United States."

"The arguments come in an amicus brief submitted by the Law Enforcement Alliance of America ..." ...
 

TX: Connecting those dots
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"You'd think they were getting ready to confiscate the guns of every Texan -- those who have them, anyway."

"Not only did Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott assign a posse of lawyers to a friend-of-the-court brief arguing against the District of Columbia's handgun ban, but his office asked to take part in the Supreme Court arguments set for March 18."

"That's in a case that doesn't directly implicate any Texas law and whose immediate impact on gun-owning Texans would be 'none whatsoever,' according to Ted Cruz, the state's solicitor general."

"No matter where you stand on the Second Amendment, it's worth questioning whether this is the best use of taxpayer dollars." ...
 

OH: Biased media annoyed that victims dare resist
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"I have had enough experience with the anti-gun /self-defense bias in the press to begin to wonder if there is something wrong with the water used at major journalism schools in this country - some toxic agent that it wipes out all logical function of the brain."

"As I read 'Use Of Deadly Force: Store Owners Fighting Back' by Brendan Keefe ... this notion was reinforced. The article complains that store owners were actually taking up arms to fight the criminals who robbed their shops. It went on to bemoan that Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters was letting this happen by not prosecuting the store owners, even when they chased down the criminal off property after the robbery." ...
 

CA: South Valley Teen Kills Man, Police Say Self Defense
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Candles and flowers line the sidewalk in front of the house where Joe Ray Martinez was murdered Wednesday night."

"21-year-old Michael Frias was one of the first people to rush to Martinez' aid after the shooting." ...

"Frias says Martinez bled to death in a matter of seconds outside his Visalia home after he was shot by a 13- year-old, neighbors say is his stepson." ...

"But the Visalia Police Department said the boy is not responsible for the murder, rather it was self-defense." ...

"Moments before Martinez was shot, neighbors say Martinez waved a gun at several people outside the home ..."

"Villa said Martinez also hit his common law wife over the head with the gun, which prompted the boy to shoot him." ...
 

NY: A LI homeowner with gun chases two burglars from his house
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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FULL TEXT BELOW:

A Long Island homeowner got the drop on two burglars with his licensed handgun when they got distracted by cash on a table.

Nassau County police say the burglars kicked open a side door to the Elmont house at 1:25 a.m. Thursday, startling the 36-year-old homeowner.

Police say when the burglars were distracted by the cash, the homeowner was able to pull a handgun. The burglars ran and the homeowner chased the burglars down the street, firing one shot at them as they ran. It's unclear if either of the thieves was hit.
 

Gun Control Claims More Victims
Submitted by: motoboy

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"Last year, Virginia Tech University successfully lobbied the state legislature to prohibit concealed-permit holders from carrying a sidearm on campus. At the time, university spokesman Larry Hincker commented,"

"I'm sure the university community is appreciative of the General Assembly’s actions because this will help parents, students, faculty, and visitors feel safe on our campus." ...
 

Schools Should Arm Against A Sea Of Troubles
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"We've all heard the nostalgic stories from Catholics who remember the good old days in Catholic school, when a nun wrapped them on the knuckles with a ruler for some sin, real or imagined."

"Looked at through the lens of today, what is remarkable about those anecdotes is the underlying reality that the nuns with the rulers were the best-armed people in the school. No student bashed with a ruler was going to turn on the good sister with a sawed-off shotgun or assault rifle or knife or hammer borrowed from Martin Luther." ...
 

Number of students fed up with mandated defenselessness growing rapidly
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"An article yesterday in the Mount Vernon News shows that the movement to end mandated defenselessness on college campuses is gaining momentum." ...

"This is welcome news, indeed, and grassroots at its finest."

"The Brady Campaign, of course, disputes both of those assertions. The Brady Bunch's Peter 'Don't call me Petey' Hamm (the individual who told college students who objected to the trampling of their Constitutionally guaranteed fundamental human right of the individual to keep and bear arms to "drop out of school), in fact, accuses SCCC of being no more than another arm of the all-powerful 'gun lobby.'" ...

"As SCCC media coordinator Scott Lewis quickly pointed out, Petey was, to put it bluntly, lying." ...
 

NY: S.A. to Vote on Weapon Policy
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"This afternoon, Mark Coombs '08, director of election on the Student Assembly, and Ahmed Salem '08, an at-large S.A. representative and chair of the Cornell College Republicans, will present a resolution on the subject of concealed carry of weapons on campus to the S.A. If the resolution passes, the S.A. will ask the administration to allow Cornellians to carry concealed weapons on campus."

"Coombs, a Sun columnist, and Salem are pushing for this cause in light of the fact that 'recent campus shootings at Virginia Tech and Northern Illinois University represent an intolerable failure of the 'gun-free zone' to ensure the safety and the security of the students within it,' according to their resolution." ...
 

UT: Remember U for research, not gun policy
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Our Legislature keeps reloading the clip. On Capitol Hill, carrying weapons at the U seems to come up with every new session."

"This year, the concern is a matter of clarification. House Bill 473 would rewrite state firearm code so that concealed weapons permit holders would be allowed to visibly carry their firearms on public school campuses, in hospitals and even in Rice-Eccles Stadium during a heated rivalry game."

"Those who oppose the bill worry it might cause unneeded fear in teachers and students. After recent school shootings, the sight of a gun -- even a legally carried one -- would cause greater stress for educators already stressed enough." ...
 

LA: Universities should never allow guns on campuses
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"College campuses around the country face a serious dilemma from proponents of the Second Amendment, as well as those of us actively pursuing a rational solution to the crisis affecting America's institutions of higher education."

"This Board is infuriated, however, with the lackluster suggestion - provided by self-described, red-blooded Americans - of allowing 'law-abiding citizens' to conceal weapons on campuses." ...

"'Law-abiding citizens' abide by the law until the second before they commit a crime. They should be viewed as such in the public domain, but that does not lend credence to the thought of eliminating 'gun-free zones.'" ...
 

UT: Self-defense on campus
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Whenever I read about a shooting spree, I inquire about the weapons policy at that location. In nearly every instance, I've found that people are prohibited from carrying firearms there. This includes Trolley Square, which has a no-weapons policy."

"A rare exception was the New Life Church in Colorado Springs, where the pastor had asked several parishioners with concealed-firearm permits to discreetly carry their weapons during services. When a heavily armed madman entered the New Life chapel and opened fire last December, he was quickly gunned down by a church member. Contrast this with the outcomes at Northern Illinois University and Virginia Tech. In each case the murderer was able to kill and maim to his heart's content." ...
 

New York mayor Bloomberg says will not run for president
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he will not launch an independent bid for the White House, averting what could have become a major upset to a two-horse presidential race."

"'I listened carefully to those who encouraged me to run, but I am not -- and will not be -- a candidate for president,' Bloomberg wrote in an op-ed piece ..."

"The article put to rest a nagging uncertainty of the 2008 election season, amid rampant speculation the 65-year-old billionaire businessman turned politician would mount a muscular independent bid that could influence the outcome of the presidential race." ...

"He spent 2007 polishing his national ... credentials, spearheading the national coalition of Mayors Against Illegal Guns ..." ...
 

TX: Texas House District 67 challenger Jon Cole under fire for mailers
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"Jon Cole, who recently criticized his Republican primary opponent for running advertisements with an endorsement that didn't exist, has come under fire himself for his campaign mailers."

"The National Rifle Association asked Mr. Cole to no longer use its logo, after voters in District 67 received a mailer touting Mr. Cole's rating from the organization's election arm. The NRA is endorsing Mr. Madden."

"State Rep. Jerry Madden, the incumbent in the race, was quick to criticize Mr. Cole for using the logo and said Mr. Cole's campaign was trying to deliberately mislead voters into thinking the NRA had endorsed the challenger." ...
 

Congressman Paul Urges Colleagues To Help Restore The 2nd Amendment
Submitted by: Benjamin Rush

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"Congressman Ron Paul (R-Lake Jackson) has sent a letter to all members of the House of Representatives asking them to support three gun rights bills he is championing."

"Calling the message a 'Dear Colleague' letter, Paul urged his fellow representatives to back his bills, which he said 'address the dangers created by federal gun free zones.'"

"'When lives are in danger, people must often defend themselves and their loved ones. Unfortunately, the federal government has created gun free zones that impede our ability to defend ourselves and the ones we love,' Paul wrote in the letter. 'I invite you to cosponsor three bills that address the dangers created by federal gun free zones.'" ...
 

Another Attack On Our Second Amendment Rights
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Senator Edward Kennedy is at it again; trying to chip away at the Second Amendment Rights of Americans by making it harder for us to comply with federal gun laws. The Senator has been trying to ban the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns in the Unites States for over thirty years and his latest bill, S-2605, is another attempt to accomplish his goal of achieving a national gun ban, one step at a time. .."

"The two bills seek to ban the manufacture, importation, and transfer (sale, etc.) of any semi-automatic pistol unless they have a microscopic array of characters etched into the breech face and firing pin of a pistol that will identify the make, model, and serial number of the pistol. ..." ...
 

WV: 'Castle Doctrine' bill on its way to Manchin
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"Quicker than a marksman could fire and reload, the House of Delegates agreed Thursday that a man’s home is his castle and it’s all right to gun down any intruder skulking about, in or out of the premises."

"'Your home is your castle,' Sen. Shirley Love, D-Fayette exulted upon learning the House Judiciary Committee sent his 2-year-old bill out, absent any effort to either amend or debate it."

"Within an hour, the full House shipped the bill on to Gov. Joe Manchin, with the only opposition vote cast by Delegate John Doyle, D-Jefferson." ...
 

IL: Legislators push gun control agenda in wake of NIU tragedy
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"Dozens of students and faculty members of Northern Illinois University returned to campus in the afternoon Feb. 21 and observed five minutes of silence for each of the victims of the Feb. 14 shooting tragedy in DeKalb." ...

"While the students and families are in the process of mourning and rebuilding lives, the issue of curbing school shootings and other violence associated with handguns and semi-automatic weapons is being discussed by legislators across the country."

"Days after the NIU shootings, Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley made public statements about plans to tighten gun control measures in Illinois." ...
 

NC: Proposal aims to allow loaded guns in national parks
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"A push in the U.S. Senate to allow people to carry loaded guns in national parks has received mixed reviews from outdoor lovers in Western North Carolina."

"An amendment to a bill expanding public lands, introduced by Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., would allow gun owners to carry loaded, accessible firearms into national wildlife refuges and parks, including the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park." ...

"Some local outdoors enthusiasts believe allowing loaded guns would create an atmosphere of fear in the tranquil parklands, while others said they should have the right to defend themselves." ...
 

ME: Guns in National Parks?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Hmmm."

"While you and me and the rest of Joe. Q. Public were taking care of our daily business, working our jobs, living our lives, a smidgen of interesting news passed by without notice."

"Say what?"

"Did you know there's been a bill introduced in Congress to allow visitors - that would be folks like you and me - to carry guns?"

"Yep."

"What's that? You just spit out your coffee? (Or beer depending upon what time of day you're reading this)."

"Kind of my thought, too, when I heard tell of this news from someone in-the-know at an outdoor gathering the other day."

"Packing heat in the parks. For protection. I think."

"{quizzical look on face, more deep thought here}" ...
 

Synopsis of a Portion of the Testimony Taken by the Congressional Investigating Committee, "all armed with double-barreled shot-guns", [1872]
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"...They stated his building the school-house was one thing they had against him. He was visited a second time in March, 1870, by at least twenty-five or thirty disguised men, all armed with double-barreled shot-guns..."

"...Hugh A. Glover, constable, was shot; Moses Eaves was whipped; Nathaniel Johnson was shot down and killed; the Ku-Klux shot shot into the house of Mr. McKinney, near Spartanburg; Dr. J. Winn Smith, in Spartanburg county, was shot..."

"...The Ku-Klux robbed both of their pocket-books and revolvers; Mr. Lemon, county commissioner, was assassinated two miles from Manning..."
 

Lieut. Gov. Dunn To Hon. Horace Greeley, "the power that our superior numbers gave us by arming for self-protection", 1863
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"...That we should use force against force, forgetting that,as in the past his Excellency had contrived to perpetrate his outrages under cover of law, so as to make the innocent suffer for the conduct of the wrong doers, so in this instance we could not use the power that our superior numbers gave us by arming for self-protection without first violating the laws of the land, and putting ourselves in the attitude of outlaws in order to exercise the right of self-defense..."

"...Our liberties were won by the sword and sanctified by the baptism of patriotic blood . . . we do not propose that usurpers, even though they be Republican in name, shall deprive us of them..."
 

The North-Western Sanitary Commission And Soldier's Home Fair, "rely upon all their fellow-citizens throughout the country . . . Contributions, of every sort and kind, will be received . . . Guns and Firearms", [April(?)] 1865
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"...In undertaking this great task, the undersigned rely upon all their fellow-citizens throughout the country. It is not a sectional work, and they make no sectional appeal. Already, and for past expenditures, large contributions have been received from Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota and other States..."

"...Contributions, of every sort and kind, will be received, and all can be advantageously used..."

"...hardware and silverware . . . and dry goods; India rubber goods; boots and shoes; curiosities and relies, books, pictures and musical instruments; live stock, of whatever kind, from the farm yard or prairies; and in short, whatever is bought and sold..."

"...Guns and Firearms..."
 

2nd Amendment advocate unhappy with Bush's ATF nominee
Submitted by: Idaho Ordnance
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"Gun Owners of America says the man President Bush has tapped to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is not fit for the job and should not be appointed."

"President Bush has nominated Michael Sullivan to run the ATF. ... His nomination requires full Senate confirmation, but has been held up by gun-rights advocates in Congress since approval by the Senate Judiciary Committee in November."

"Erich Pratt of Gun Owners of America says Sullivan is a bad choice to run the ATF because he clearly adheres to the current agenda of the agency, which Pratt says is rife with anti-gun ownership policies. ..." ...
 

The BATFU Horse and Pony Show
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"Federal agents raided a Gilbert gun store on Wednesday, seizing hundreds of high-powered and military-style weapons in the process, though authorities were silent as to why."
"What did they say on the old Mickey Mouse Club?"

"Why? Because we like you!"

"And because they can."

"Me, I'm interested in learning more about this 'public/private partnership,' the contractor partner in the raid, Forfeiture Support Associates. They, their relationship with the government and the people behind them deserve much closer scrutiny and should not be operating under the radar, as they will if we rely on 'Authorized Journalists' to provide any kind of oversight." ...
 

UT: Pawnshop owner faces 19 charges
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"An Orem pawnshop owner whose store has been around more than 30 years faces 19 felony charges for allegedly selling handguns unlawfully."

"Norman Van Wagenen, owner of Van Wagenen Finance Co., 953 S. State, was charged Feb. 13 in 4th District Court with third-degree felonies of unlawful sale by a dealer for failing to complete the necessary background checks as required by law, said Deputy Utah County Attorney Chad Grunander." ...

"However, Van Wagenen and his attorney, James 'Mitch' D. Vilos, believe that any errors discovered through the October 2006 audit by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are innocent mistakes, not a deliberate disregard for rules." ...
 

TX: Somerville Officer Charged with Kidnapping
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"A reserve Somerville police officer and school board member has been indicted and arrested, accused of kidnapping a pair of women."

"Arvis Hutson was indicted Friday by a Burleson County grand jury on two charges of aggravated kidnapping."

"Somerville Police Chief Richard Terral says his department was informed of an alleged incident on December 21. The Texas Rangers began an investigation into Hutson."

"It was during that process, according to Terral, that investigators found evidence of a second kidnapping from about a year earlier."

"The women are reportedly ages 28 and 22." ...
 

NY: Gun Recoveries in 2007 Drop With Murder Rate
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"The number of guns recovered from crime scenes in New York City has dropped dramatically in the past year, new numbers disclosed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms show." ...

"On a visit to the city this week, the acting director of the ATF, Michael Sullivan, hailed the reduction in guns recovered last year as a sign that illegal guns are becoming harder to obtain."

"'We hope that means there are fewer weapons ending up in the hands of criminals,' Mr. Sullivan said of the report released yesterday." ...
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SUBMITTERS NOTE: "Maximum Mike" Sullivan appears to be trying to convince the Senate to confirm him to director of the BATFE.
 

NY: Feds: Number of seized firearms drop in New York
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"The number of firearms recovered in the city dropped by more than 1,000 last year, and statistics suggest fewer new guns are turning up on the streets, a sign that trafficking may be on the decline, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives."

"The 5,913 firearms recovered represented a 16 percent drop from the 7,059 guns recovered in 2006, according to ATF." ...
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KABA Note: See? Gun control really does work. The Sullivan Law is making a difference!
 

VT: Poll Supports New Gun Laws
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A new WCAX News poll* found Vermont voters favor enacting new state laws that would restrict the sale and ownership of guns."

"The one simple question they were asked was: Would you favor or oppose the state passing new legislation to restrict sale or ownership of guns?"

"Those in favor prevailed by a more than 3 to 2 margin-- 57 percent in favor, 35 percent opposed, 8 percent not sure."

"'I'm not surprised. We've seen a decline in participating in hunting over the years,' said Cindy Hill."

"Hill, a Middlebury lawyer and gun rights advocate, says the results reflect the cultural and societal changes in Vermont toward firearms." ...
 

NY: Shotguns among most popular weapons for criminals in New York City
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"Shotguns are no longer just for farmers."

"For the first time in seven years, shotguns are among the most popular weapons of criminals in New York City."

"Federal data show that 394 shotguns were seized from thugs in the city last year - making the weapon the fourth most popular gun among criminals."

"Handguns are still city criminals' favored weapon ..."

"Some 3,260 of the 5,913 firearms taken from city crooks were semiautomatic pistols. Revolvers were second on the list of seized guns with 1,637 traced by the feds ..."

"Unlike handguns, shotguns can be bought legally in counties just outside the city without a permit or an extensive background check. They also typically sell for $200 or less ..." ...
 

GA: GCO Member Settles Case With Carroll County Probate Court
Submitted by: Mark McCullough
Website: http://www.georgiacarry.org/

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A GCO member has settled a long-standing case in federal court against the Carroll County Probate Court. The first-ever case challenging the request for SSNs from GFL applicants resulted in an earlier settlement with the Georgia Department of Public Safety and a permanent change in the GFL application form (SSNs are no longer requested on the form, even optionally). In the settlement with the probate judge, Judge Betty B. Cason agreed not to request SSNs at all, represented that she purged all SSNs from her GFL application records, and agreed to pay $52,500 in costs and attorney’s fees. A copy of the settlement agreement can be viewed here[.pdf].
 

MI: On the anniversary of Kayla Rolland's death, communities still grapple with ways to prevent school violence
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"On the morning of Feb. 29 -- Leap Day -- in 2000, the sound of a single gunshot echoed through Buell Elementary School, touching off a media shock wave that would literally circle the globe."

"Kayla Rolland, 6, lay dying in a classroom. She had been shot by a 6-year-old classmate who brought a .32-caliber handgun to school."

"It touched off a media shock wave that would literally circle the globe."

"How could such a thing happen, the world asked." ...
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Submitter's Note: For those who don't remember, this 'could happen' because a 6-year-old boy was living in a crack-house run by his uncle while his mother worked 2 jobs.
 

CA: Rancho resident sounds off about gun control
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Mark Tackett proposes that we rethink the alleged 'archaic' Second Amendment to the Bill of Rights following the recent college shooting. That proposal is, at once, naive and alarming. We could easily trace innumerable homicides in this nation to the First Amendment's right to free speech and assembly, or to the Fourth Amendment's right against unreasonable searches and seizures. For example, how many murders or drug-related deaths would have been prevented if the police had simply been allowed to search the suspect's home without that annoying warrant?"

"The Bill of Rights is not subject to manipulation or selective application based on the malicious actions of the few. ..."
 

NC: Gun dealer asks for cease-fire in legal battle with NYC
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"A South Carolina gun dealer who sued New York's mayor for saying that his shop engaged in 'criminal behavior,' has asked judges in two states to put his case on hold so he can fight an unrelated criminal charge."

"Licensed firearms dealer Larry Mickalis was indicted earlier this month on a charge that he illegally sold a rifle to an ex-convict two years ago at his pawn shop in Summerville, S.C."

"The charge was a surprise development in the embattled merchant's ongoing legal battle with New York City, and his attorneys have now asked courts to freeze the civil litigation until the criminal case is resolved." ...
 

GA: GCO Member Waits Nearly 8 Years for GFL
Submitted by: Mark McCullough
Website: http://www.georgiacarry.org/

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"A Georgia Carry member recently received his renewal Georgia Firearms License after waiting almost 8 years since he applied. The member had been cited for something that, if still pending as an open case, could render him ineligible for a GFL. In this instance, however, the member never was prosecuted and the 'case' was 'dead docketed' by the municipal court before which the member was taken. ..."

"The probate court re-ran the member's background check and, 7 years and 9 months after the application for a renewal GFL was made, the GFL was issued."

"Congratulations to our most patient member!"

7 years and 9 months after the application for a renewal GFL was made, the GFL was issued.
 

Iraq: Iraqi Army to Ditch AK-47s for M-16s
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"In a move that could be the most enduring imprint of U.S. influence in the Arab world, American military officials in Baghdad have begun a crash program to outfit the entire Iraqi army with M-16 rifles."

"The initiative marks a sharp break for a culture steeped in the traditions of the Soviet-era AK-47 Kalashnikov assault rifle, a symbol of revolutionary zeal and third-world simplicity that is ubiquitous among the militaries of the Middle East." ...
 

Australia: Hapless robbers target biker meeting
Submitted by: Sidelined in CA

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"Two masked and machete-wielding men who barged into a club in Sydney, Australia, couldn't have picked a worse night for their robbery -- a monthly meeting of bikers."

"The robbers chose the wrong night to burst into the club where the Southern Cross Cruiser Club have their monthly meeting."

"About 50 burly bikers fought back with tables and chairs -- pretty much anything that wasn't bolted down. One would-be robber was tied up; the other in the hospital."

"Police arrested both."

"'These guys were absolutely dumb as bricks,' Jerry Vancornewal, leader of the bikers, told CNN Thursday. 'I can't believe they saw all the bikes parked up front and they were so stupid that they walked past in.'" ...
 

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