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Bush Justice Department: What Constitution?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The Solicitor General of the United States, Paul D. Clement, is the chief lawyer for the Justice Department. On January 11, Clement dropped a bomb designed to destroy the Second Amendment."

"The bomb was a friend of the court brief that is a marvelous work of Newspeak as described by George Orwell in his novel of a horrifying future where words mean the opposite of their original definitions."

"On one hand, the brief argues that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to keep and bear arms that predated the creation of the U.S. government by the people. On the other hand, it concludes that any and all guns can be controlled or banned if a federal court finds that to be reasonable." ...
 

The rise in Gun Violence
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"To those of us who are so aptly called 'people of the cloth' look at the increase in gun violence with absolute distain, and we are powerless to stop it."

"The gun incidents of the past few weeks more than ever demonstrate that America has become a nation at war with itself and that war has extended itself down to our very children."

"Of course we are being told that more guns will make us safer ..."

"The discredited John Lott tried to convince us that 98% of all crime would fall away if we just carried guns. He did not say specifically what crimes would fade away, but we can see his theory is just this side of lunatic fringe." ...
 

The Verdict: Guns Save Lives
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"With judicial review of the Washington D.C. gun ban pending before the U.S. Supreme Court, amicus briefs are being submitted to illustrate that not only is the ban unconstitutional, it's simply a bad idea. (Ignoring for a moment the ultimate reason for the Second Amendment: defense against an oppressive government, whether foreign or domestic)."

"WorldNetDaily features an article highlighting a number of cases that demonstrate how armed citizens can reduce crime without firing a shot." ...
 

Armed and dangerous...to the bad guys!
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "Next month, the Supreme Court is going to take a look at the District of Columbia's ban on handgun ownership. The argument at hand is basically, as it has been for years, whether or not the Second Amendment's guarantee to 'keep and bear arms' is an individual or a collective right."

"I've been around firearms all my life and there are many ways I could approach this, but I'll deal with it from the perspective I've come to consider the most important - that of being a father."

"I'll explain."

"I was raised with the old-fashioned notion that this title carries several very specific responsibilities. One of them is that I am my family’s first line of defense in any tough situation ..." ...
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Submitter's Note: Oleg Volk's picture is worth a thousand words.
 

NY: Cuomo Sides With D.C. On Gun Ban, Sort Of
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"A story by Stateline.org today notes that Attorney General Andrew Cuomo joined four other AGs ... in siding with the District of Columbia in a case set to be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court March 18. That compares with 31 AGs who are urging the court to strike down the district's longstanding ban on handguns."

"But Cuomo and his colleagues stress they aren't for a D.C.-style ban. In an amici (friend of the court) brief, they maintain that the Second Amendment was designed to insure that the federal government could not dismantle state militias, and they urge the court not to tinker with a state's right to make its own gun laws. But they’re also careful to say they're not against people owning guns:" ...
 

AZ: Tucson Homeowner Shoots Intruder To Death
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A deadly shootout between burglars and a homeowner took place Thursday night, just after 9 p.m., on Tucson's east side, near I-10 and Wilmot Road.

Police say three men busted into a home in a quiet new neighborhood. They then shot the homeowner in the arm; the homeowner returned fire and hit one of the burglars, who later died at a local hospital. According to Tucson police, when they arrived, the 29 year-old home owner and his two year-old daughter had taken refuge in a bathroom. The home owner suffered minor injuries and the little girl was not hurt.

Police are looking for two suspects, but have not released a description. Investigators say they do not know what the relationship is between the home owner and the suspects.
 

Obama's Flip-Flopping On Gun Rights
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"My buddy Cam finds two interesting comments from Obama and his people regarding the Second Amendment."

"Responding to criticism that Obama has since changed his position on gun control, his campaign declares that 'Obama has been consistent.'"

"In another article, it states, 'Obama also said he no longer supported broad licensing and registering of firearms, as he did when he was in the Illinois Senate.'"

"Cam and I discussed this last night. Obama says he supports the Second Amendment, but didn't sign an amicus brief that opposed the D.C. gun ban. ..."

"Ironically, those who support gun control are concluding that Obama is turning into a sellout on this issue."
 

WY: Senate approves bill to ban gun confiscation
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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A bill that would specify that government officials in Wyoming can't confiscate guns from law-abiding citizens during disasters or other emergencies passed for the second time in the state senate on Thursday.

Sen. Kit Jennings, R-Casper, carried the bill. He said it's in response to the police confiscation of guns from citizens of New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina.

Jennings says that while citizens in Wyoming may not believe that their government would ever try to take their guns, that's also what people thought in New Orleans.
 

CA: Resolution supports Second Amendment
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"I believe the most important function of government is public safety. Not much else matters in life if you feel afraid to walk through your own neighborhood ... or even leave your loved ones alone in your own home."

"As your representative in the state Assembly, I am working hard every day to keep you and every Riverside County resident safe ..." ...

"One of the most important deterrents to violent crime in our community is the Second Amendment, which gives law-abiding citizens the constitutional right to keep and bear arms to protect their homes and families from violent criminals." ...

"Now more than ever, I believe it is important that the California Legislature goes on record in support of our Second Amendment freedoms. ..." ...
 

AZ: Gun bill draws fire
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"Several state senators want a bill passed that allows college students to carry guns on campuses."

"Four Republican members of a Senate Judiciary Committee, including Sen. Ron Gould, R-Lake Havasu City, voted to pass along legislation that would allow people with a concealed weapons permit to carry a gun onto Mohave Community College, Northern Arizona University and the other community colleges and universities in the state."

"The three Democrats on the judiciary committee voted against the proposed legislation. The Senate bill, SB 1214, now goes to the Senate Rules Committee. The bill had included all schools, including elementary to high schools, but the bill was revised for colleges only." ...
 

In the House of Representatives, "And that each of said Regiment furnish himself with a good Gun, Bayonet and Cartouch Box before he pass Muster", May 7, 1776
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"...Resolved, That such Soldiers as shall Inlist into either of the above mentioned Regiments, and are unable to furnish themselves with Arms and Accoutrements, agreeable to the Order of the General Court . . . be supplied with said Arms and Accoutrements by the Commissary of this Colony . . . and that the said Arms shall be returned in good Order . . . and if not returned the Value thereof, together with the said Sum of Six Shillings, shall be deducted from his Wages..."

"...And that each of said Regiment furnish himself with a good Gun, Bayonet and Cartouch Box before he pass Muster..."

 

Dunlap's Pennsylvania Packet or, The General Advertiser, "BOSTONIANS! Have you forgot that your ARMS were most shamefully deposited there?", Nov. 6, 1775
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"..."I have received a message signed by you from a set of people who stile themselves a General Committee. The presumption of such an address from a body assembled by no legal authority, and whom I must consider as in actual and open rebellion against their Sovereign, can only be equalled by the outrages, which obliged me to take refuge on board the King's ship in this harbour..."

"...BOSTONIANS! Have you forgot that your ARMS were most shamefully deposited there? ..."

"...that the inhabitants of Charlestown have taken every measure necessary for their protection and defence . . . and that there are up the country more than ten thousand men, well armed..."
 

WA: Cop, butcher in clear after dispute
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The Great Meat Fight of 2007 has been declared a draw."

"Criminal charges will not be filed against Vancouver Police Officer Roger Evans or Top Choice Meats owner Mike Brannan ..."

"The Dec. 21 altercation started when Evans ... became upset that market employees failed to add pepper flakes to his venison jerky."

"According to witnesses, Evans and Brannan had a lengthy, heated exchange that ended with Evans drawing his gun, customers ducking for cover and a flurry of calls to 911."

"Clark County Sheriff's Detective Rick Buckner ... found no fault with Evans. He recommended misdemeanor assault charges against Brannan based on Evans' claim that the butcher shoved a heavy box of venison at the police officer's chest ..." ...
 

MD: Fairfax Deputy Charged in Alleged O.C. Rape
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Ocean City police have obtained an arrest warrant for a deputy sheriff from Virginia in connection with an alleged rape.

Police say 31-year-old Zachary Taylor of Ruther Glen, Va., met a 22-year-old woman Sunday at a night club. Taylor is accused of taking the intoxicated woman to his hotel room, raping her, then leaving her in an elevator.

According to police, a hotel worker found the woman in the lobby, crying uncontrollably. Authorities say bystanders at the hotel identified Taylor as the suspect.

A spokesman at the Fairfax County Sheriff's Office says Taylor has been placed on administrative leave.

Taylor is charged with second-degree rape and was expected to surrender to Ocean City police Thursday.
 

NY: Museum exhibit in Brooklyn on police shootings draws fire from police union
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A cop-bashing art exhibit at a taxpayer-funded museum in Brooklyn portrays the city's Finest as trigger-happy racists who have put bull's-eyes on the backs of black New Yorkers."

"Police abuse victims, including African immigrant Amadou Diallo, are depicted as shooting targets in the 'The Blue Wall of Violence' exhibit at The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts." ...

"Police union officials were outraged over the broad strokes artist Dread Scott used to paint cops." ...

"'Police guarantee the right of free expression to everyone, even to people who obviously do not appreciate the risk and sacrifice we make for them' [PBA President Patrick Lynch said.]" ...
 

NY: ATF Shares NY City Crime Gun Data
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"William G. McMahon, Special Agent in Charge of the [BATFE], New York Field Division today releases aggregate trace data for crime guns recovered in the New York City region for calendar year 2007."

"A review of ATF firearm trace data compiled from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2007, for New York City reveals:"

"-- Over 87% of the firearms recovered in New York City and traced to an individual purchaser were purchased in other states."

"-- Handguns accounted for the number one type of firearm recovered, 83%." ...

"The New York City statistics are posted on the ATF NY web site: http://www.atf.gov/field/newyork/index.htm." ...
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KABA Note: Not mentioned in the statistics is that 87% of the guns had a "time-to-crime" of two years or more.
 

NV: Mason Valley Friends of NRA to hold fund-raiser auction on April 5
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The Mason Valley Friends of NRA announced today that it will hold its Second Annual fund-raiser and auction at Casino West Convention Center, 11 N. Main St., in Yerington, on April 5 at 6:00 p.m."

"'We're planning for a fun and exciting evening for the whole family', said Committee Chairman Jim Mikudik."

"'We've got a wide array of high-quality auction items and door prizes for our guests and also more guns than ever before,' Mikudik said."

"Mikudik also said, 'Purchase your dinner tickets before March 15, and be entered in a special drawing for $300 in raffle tickets"." ...
 

OR: Gunning for parks
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Planning a nice family vacation this summer to one of the country's 390 gorgeous national parks? Great. But be warned: You may soon have to worry about park visitors legally packing loaded guns at the ready."

"Nearly half the U.S. Senate - eight Democrats and 39 Republicans, including GOP presidential nominee-in-waiting John McCain - signed on to a December letter urging Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne to eliminate the decades-old requirement that rifles, shotguns or other firearms carried into or through national parks or wildlife refuges be unloaded and stored in a way that prevents their 'ready use.'" ...
 

CA: Constitution restrains the government
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"In response to the writer of 'Shooter not in 'a well regulated militia' ' (Feb. 21, Letters): If you read a little further, the Second Amendment of the Constitution also states, 'the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.' The Constitution was written to restrain the government, not the people. We are granted our rights by our creator, not our government. If we outlaw guns, only the outlaws will have the guns and that will do no one good. We should not give up our God-given rights while ignoring the fact that ... Northern Illinois State University ... was a victim disarmament zone ..."
 

CA: Read rest of the Second Amendment
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The writer of "Shooter not in 'a well regulated militia' " (Feb. 21, Letters), like many liberals, claims a citizen does not have a constitutional right to own a firearm. They like to put all of the emphasis on "a well regulated militia" and ignore "the right of the People ... shall not be infringed." It doesn't make any sense to put such language in The Bill of Rights if it was written for state and government militias.

ERIC THOMPSON

Oakdale
 

Brazil: Gun buy-back program a success
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"Results from a recently released study that measured population growth and homicides in Brazil between 1996 and 2006 revealed that homicides dropped by eight percent between 2003 and 2006, a time period that overlaps with a nationwide gun buy-back program during which nearly 500,000 firearms were removed from circulation."

"Gun buy-back programs have met with mixed success in Latin America, but according to the study, authored by Julio Jacobo Waiselfisz, Brazil's gun buy-back program played a significant role in reducing violence. The Brazilian Justice Ministry agrees and will restart the program this month." ...
 

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Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. Moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue. — Senator Barry Goldwater, 1964 (1909-1998)

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