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First duty is to yourself
Submitted by: News Director

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"The law says you must act like a coward. In your own home. Even when your life is threatened."

"Many states have criminal-friendly 'duty to retreat' laws. A victim in his house is mandated to retreat from an attacker until he is cornered. Only then is the prey allowed to use lethal force on the predator. Prosecutors in those states have been known to victimize the victim (such as charging him with manslaughter) who prefers to fire back rather than to back off."

"The National Rifle Association has been trying to end the insanity state by state."
 

The Gun Vote
Submitted by: Buckeye Firearms Association
Website: http://www.buckeyefirearms.org

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"Much like most members of the establishment media don’t know anyone that voted for President Bush they also don’t know anyone that admits to owning a gun. For many the only exposure they have to guns, and gun owners, is when they are covering a murder or working to sensationalize the rare case when a child is accidentally killed by gunfire."

"The establishment media has therefore tried to downplay the role of the pro-gun movement by attempting to create the impression that gun owners are camouflage wearing militia members on the fringe of society. Their attempt has failed because soccer moms, real estate agents, lawyers, and teachers own guns. Even the sweet little old lady standing behind you in line at the grocery store is often carrying a gun as well."
 

Anti-gunners still at it -- keep watch!
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"Every once in a while, it pays to sit back and take a look at what the anti-gun people are trying to do. So being a strong supporter of the Second Amendment and gun rights, I did just that. Here are a few observations I would like to share." ...

"I noticed that they have pulled back some and moved into small pockets where they still have a chance. ...For example look at California and the cities in that state. San Francisco, for one, has attempted to pass laws banning handguns. New York City has reacted in the same manner. Both cities have stepped up measures to make their unconstitutional laws have more strength and go after those who have, or bring into the city, handguns."
 

Back in business: It's now known as Ithaca Guns USA
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"The familiar but tattered Ithaca Gun name can once again be listed with shotgun manufacturing companies."

"It's now Ithaca Guns USA, LLC, and headquarters is Upper Sandusky, Ohio."
 

The Democrats' own history with race
Submitted by: News Director

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"For decades, it has been a template of the major media that Republicans are the party of racism. It repeats uncritically any charges of Republican racism, no matter how unfounded. Democrats, on the other hand, are always given a pass whenever they commit racist offenses. Even a cursory review, however, will show that the media template is totally contrary to history." ...

"After the war, the Democratic Party held a lock on the South for more than 100 years. ...Democrats enacted the first gun-control laws in order to prevent blacks from defending themselves against Ku Klux Klan violence. Chain gangs were developed by Democrats to bring back de facto slave labor.
 

CA: L.A. stops naming officers in shootings
Submitted by: News Director

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"The city Police Commission is no longer releasing the names of officers involved in shootings." ...

"Police union officials had long argued that releasing officers' names could expose them to danger, and union official had indicated they were prepared to sue over the disclosures, said Hank Hernandez, the organization's general counsel." ...

"Critics of the change say officers have to be made accountable for their actions."

"'Part of the bargain when you get a badge and a gun is accountability,' said Jeffrey C. Eglash, a former inspector general for the Police Commission. ..."
 

FL: Jacksonville Officer Faces Reprimand For Not Attempting Rescue
Submitted by: News Director

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"A veteran Jacksonville police officer faces disciplinary action for failing to act when an agitated hit-and-run suspect last year crawled into a watery drainage pipe and died as rescuers stood by without attempting a rescue for more than 20 minutes."

"...Internal Affairs investigators in the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office found that Officer Winn Winfrey, on the force more than 30 years, failed to take actions he should have as the man was unresponsive with his face in inches of water."

"Winfrey and Officer Bradley Emerson were the first to arrive at the scene when Mark Henderson, 31, crashed his truck into a camper in Mandarin on June 18, and then started acting erratically and went into the pipe under a driveway."
 

FL: Homeless man killed 19 minutes after calling 911
Submitted by: News Director

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"The homeless carpenter called 911 from a pay phone and told a dispatcher he got into an argument with a man who planned to kill him, West Palm Beach police said."

"Nineteen minutes later, police got another call. This time, it was from witnesses who found the 58-year-old's body in the street."

"Prophet, who worked for the city of West Palm Beach for 30 years, died in the 600 block of 55th Street on Jan. 21. The man accused of killing him was arrested Sunday."
 

OH: Police Badge, Gun Stolen from Ohio Home
Submitted by: News Director

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"Authorities in one local community said police around the Tri-State should be on the lookout for someone who might use a stolen badge."

"A home in Reading was burglarized at about 7:30 p.m. Monday. At least two items were taken -- a gun and an older-style police badge."

"Officials said the gun wasn't the type an officer would use on duty; instead, it was a personal firearm."
 

Canada: Age of consent, gun changes priorities for justice minister
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"The Conservative government will quickly move to raise the age of consent for sexual activity and introduce measures to crack down on gun violence, the new justice minister said on Tuesday." ...

"The minority government expects to find common ground with other parties on ways to tackle gun violence, said Toews."

"'There was remarkable consensus among many of the parties on the issue of gun violence, particularly mandatory minimum prison sentences,' he said."
 

FL: 15-year-old Arrested For Bringing Gun To School
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"Padraic Peters' mother says she was shocked to hear the news."

"Her son was arrested for having a gun on him at his brother's school, Sandalwood High School."

"The principal there, Victoria Schultz, says she was also surprised a 15 year old student from another school was in her school with a loaded gun."

"Peters' mother says the family doesn't own the 9mm Beretta handgun, or any gun. She says some kids in the high school told her son to hold the weapon."
 

OH: The Katrina Effect: Hood introduces HB508
Submitted by: Buckeye Firearms Association
Website: http://www.buckeyefirearms.org

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"The same law enforcement officers that disarmed the citizenry then failed to adequately protect them. Never before had the American public been faced with such a clear cut example of how disarming the law-abiding leaves the criminal element free to attack without fear."

"While many believe confiscating guns makes law enforcement and citizens safer during times of strife Katrina showed us exactly the opposite is true. The results echoed what pro-gun advocates have said always happens when law-abiding citizens are denied the most effective means of self-defense." ...

"Now, as law makers continue to reflect on the mistakes made during the Katrina disaster, new laws that make it a crime for law enforcement to confiscate guns during a state of emergency are being debated across the nation."

"Ohio HB 508, introduced by Representative Ron Hood, is designed to criminalize the confiscation of legally owned firearms by law enforcement during a state of emergency. ..."
 

WI: Van Akkeren flip-flopped on concealed carry (Letter)
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"First off, we the people should have the right to defend ourselves without government officials telling us that law-abiding people aren't capable or allowed to do so."

"Gov. Doyle and ...Rep. Terry Van Akkeren of Sheboygan, by not supporting concealed carry are actually protecting the criminals — not the people that got them in office to begin with."

"It's a shame when honest people aren't allowed to protect themselves, but yet Gov. Doyle has armed bodyguards. Little hypocritical don't you think?" ...

"Second, Van Akkeren is no better than John Kerry with his flip-flopping. Van Akkeren supported concealed carry every time it came up, but apparently with pressure from the governor, reversed his decision."
 

NY: Pistol permit requirements go too far in New York (Letter)
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It's nice to know that our two senators are so worried about our invasion of privacy.

In New York, the state is allowed to photograph you, fingerprint you and then ask for four character references within the county you reside. Then you have to pay for this invasion. Then it goes to the Sheriff's Department to see if you are entitled to a pistol permit. If accepted, you then pay another fee.

Thank goodness for Sen. Hillary Clinton's own words: "Our civil rights should not be infringed." That is exactly what the Second Amendment says. The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
 

Philippines: Cop sued for 'gun-pointing'
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"THE daughter-in-law of a former Baguio City councilor on Tuesday filed an attempted homicide case against a policeman in the city for 'allegedly pointing a gun at her and threatening to kill her family' over a traffic accident last Saturday."

"Anna Marie Ordoñez Balajadia, daughter-in-law of former councilor Delfin Balajadia, said the attempt on her life was made after she arrived at the scene of the accident, which involved the policeman."
 

MD: Frederick Senator to Revive Effort to Register Gun Owners to Vote
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"A Frederick County state Senators is announcing a new effort to persuade gun owners to register and vote."

"Republican Alex Mooney says he and Robert Culver, of Burtonsville, will revive the Second Amendment Coalition - a group they established in 2004 that distributed voter registration forms and pro-voting bumper stickers at gun shows."

"Mooney says the coalition will distribute voter information and gather voter support for firearm-friendly candidates in the 2006 election."
 

MO: Thousands take advantage of concealed gun law
Submitted by: Bob Fowler

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"I hated every bit of them and I always felt that, if guns weren't in this world, he wouldn't have been able to shoot my mom..."

"Many Missourians feel the same way – and fought for years to stop a concealed carry weapon (CCW) law. The fight included one statewide vote against legally concealed weapons, vetoes and veto threats by Gov. Mel Carnahan and Gov. Bob Holden, and a legislative override of one of Holden’s vetoes."

"The biggest concern was whether it would cause an increase in gun crimes. Critics feared more criminals would get handguns. Greene County Sheriff Jack Merritt recalls when his own trained deputies worried their jobs would become more deadly." ...

"When it came down to it, however, the realistic and final argument was: people who will go through the trouble of taking safety courses and weapons qualification courses are not the criminal element."
 

China: Yahoo 'helped jail China writer'
Submitted by: GunShowOnTheNet.com
Website: http://GunShowOnTheNet.com/

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"Internet giant Yahoo has been accused of supplying information to China which led to the jailing of a journalist for 'divulging state secrets'."

"Reporters Without Borders said Yahoo's Hong Kong arm helped China link Shi Tao's e-mail account and computer to a message containing the information."
 

WI: James Rowen: Democrats should applaud gun veto
Submitted by: News Director

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"What do we make of the Assembly sustaining Gov. Jim Doyle's veto of the concealed carry law, thus again keeping Wisconsin as one of but four states that ban the legal carrying of concealed, deadly weapons?"

"On the surface, it's good news. The vote will mean that for the foreseeable future, law enforcement in Wisconsin remains the business of police officers and deputies -- people we hire, train and arm."

"Citizens can still stay engaged, fighting street crime, domestic violence, poverty and injustice when unarmed though they will still be allowed legally to carry and shoot firearms at clay pigeons, paper targets or wild animals in season."
 

IL: Elderly woman shoots and kills intruder
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Police in East St. Louis say an 87-year-old woman shot and killed an intruder early this morning, then went back to bed, not realizing she had hit him.

Officers say the shooting occurred about 2 a.m. as the man was coming through a side window, where he had removed the burglar bars.

Later in the morning, the elderly woman's daughter arrived to feed her breakfast and found the man's body lying inside a screened-in porch.

Police did not release the woman's name.

One family member said someone tried to break into the woman's home in December, so her family gave her a gun to protect herself.
 

MI: Students Accused of Selling Guns at School
Submitted by: News Director

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"Detectives are investigating two students from Pinckney Community High School after finding guns in a car at the school. The Livingston County Sheriff's Department says they found four guns in the car, but a further investigation of the two boys involved led to more, a total of 17 guns, all stolen."

"Guns on school property can create fear in quiet communities. That's why the Livingston County Sheriff's Department reacted quickly when they got a tip of possible weapons at Pinckney Community High School."
 

PA: Target illegal gun dealers
Submitted by: News Director

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"As politicians in Harrisburg consider legislation to deter violence near schools and limit handgun sales, the killings continue in Philadelphia."

"By Thursday, there had been 31 homicides, many involving handguns. Last year, 380 people were slain, more than 300 of them victims of gun violence."...

"Several measures are pending in Harrisburg. A bill that would create firearms-free zones was introduced after the tragic killing of third-grade student Faheem Thomas-Childs outside his elementary school two years ago."

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Has no one told these politicians that "gun free" zones are easy pickings for criminals? Or was the shooting at the California post office not enough proof?
 

TN: A federal hammer for gun crimes?
Submitted by: News Director

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"Knoxville Police Department and more than two dozen other East Tennessee police departments and prosecutors have pledged to break barriers of turf and technology to get guns off your streets." ...

"You may have heard of the federal carjacking law, 'weed and seed programs' in government housing, or how federal prosecutors have used conspiracy laws to break the mob. This latest street-level drive boils down to know your criminals, know your guns."
 

KS: Committee Sends Concealed Gun Bill to Chamber Floor
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"The Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee Tuesday voted to send the measure to the chamber. It's nearly identical to a version vetoed in 2004 by Governor Sebelius, who says she'll reserve judgment on this year's version until it arrives on her desk."

"Under the proposal, Kansans who are 21 or older and are U.S. citizens could obtain a permit by filling out an application with their local sheriff and paying a fee of up to $150."

"The attorney general's office would issue the permits after conducting background checks."
 

WI: Van Akkeren listened to majority that doesn't want concealed carry (Letter)
Submitted by: News Director

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"We would like to thank state Rep. Terry Van Akkeren for voting to sustain the governor's veto of the conceal carry bill."

"With most firearm accidents occurring when children and teens discover firearms at home, eliminating the state's ban would have had serious consequences for child safety."

"Because firearms pose such a significant risk to children, the American Academy of Pediatrics has concluded the most effective way to prevent firearm-related deaths and injuries to children and adolescents is to remove guns from their homes and communities. It makes no sense to bring more guns into the home for protection if those same guns put family members or visitors at greater risk."
 

UK: Firearm in station
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A man carried a loaded air rifle in a bus station, a court heard.

Decorator David Alun Williams, 29, who had a background of mental health problems, told police he intended to shoot vermin in a Merthyr Tydfil cemetery.

Williams had the weapon at the town's bus station on a Saturday afternoon but he wasn't carrying it aggressively.

He admitted it was illegal to have the firearm because he had served a prison sentence. The judge jailed Williams, of Fifth Avenue, Galon Uchaf, Merthyr, for a year.
 

AZ: House votes to eliminate refresher training
Submitted by: News Director

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"A year after halving the required refresher training required for renewing a permit to carry a concealed weapon, the Arizona Legislature may eliminate the requirement altogether."

"The House today voted to eliminate the requirement that permit holders get two hours of refresher training on gun safety, updates on weapons laws and other topics."

"The bill now goes to the Senate."
 

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