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I Have a Dream: No More Women Abused, Raped, or Murdered
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"I’d like to see a nationwide tsunami of ladies equipped to the teeth with the physical prowess and the firearm capability to kill any and all would-be murderers and rapists should such a creeps ever accost them."

"I have a dream!"

"A dream where instead of reading about a cute college coed left dead and naked out in a vacant lot or bloated and floating in a river, the story reads, 'dead jack ass found double-tapped and dead on the curb as his soul wings its way to hell, all because he messed with the wrong mama.'"

A dream where it’s normal for girls to ... shoot golf ball sized groups with their .38 at 15ft. ..." ...

"I have a dream!" ...
 

What's the True Source of our Right to Bear Arms?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"There are some odd posts being made on gun forums these days. For example, 'its people like you that will hand the white house to a commi democrat, who will select the next supreme court justice member....and they will destroy the 2nd...' This, apparently an attempt to convince us to vote for McCain, that great protector of the 2nd Amendment. Here's another: 'The jack booted feds will roll you (and me) up like an old carpet. If you think you can resist then you will join the ranks of the Branch Davidians and the martyrs of Ruby Ridge. All the good sheeple will fall in line or die.' This is supposedly what will happen if Obama or Hillary gets elected."

"There is a very strange notion implicit in these comments: that our rights derive from 9 old men and women on the Court. ..." ...
 

Safety in Defenselessness
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"In a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed piece, Harvard law professor Laurence Tribe urged the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the District of Columbia's gun restrictions ... Conceding that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to possess firearms, Tribe said that right does not rule out a decision to ban handguns while allowing 'rifles, shotguns and other weapons less likely to augment urban violence.'"

"The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit disagreed ... But even if Tribe is right that the Second Amendment allows the District of Columbia to ban handguns, he is wrong to assume District of Columbia residents are free to use long guns instead." ...
 

Handgun problem can't be ignored
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"We recently witnessed, yet again, another case of firearm violence with the shooting deaths of five people on the [NIU] campus. One of the most surprising things in the aftermath was an almost complete lack of discussion on the topic of gun control. ..." ...

"The arguments against handgun control are familiar, old and tired: we need handguns to protect ourselves ...; the constitution guarantees our right to have them; arming the population lowers the crime rate. However, statistically, there is no validity to any of these and the constitution does not ensure people access to handguns. The rare occasions when handguns actually do protect safety — and this seldom happens — are far outweighed by deaths caused by them." ...
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Submitter's Note: Say Fred? I don't suppose you actually have, I dunno, any evidence supporting these so-called 'facts'?
 

CA: Ungrateful Daughter Ambushes Loving Father Because She Mistakes The Tool For The Bearer
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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ORIGINAL TITLE: Guns trigger a loving clash

... "... Alban went on to become a Long Beach prosecutor ... a Republican candidate for Assembly, champion for the rights of disabled people ... she also has become an ardent gun control proponent."

"Recently, in fact, she raised the issue in a confrontation with her father, owner of the gun that cut her down, at a gala fundraising dinner attended by celebrities and friends." ...

"'I don't feel that I did anything irresponsible,' he said. 'My gun was stolen from me ...'"

"... Alban had long been devoted to his weapons. There was another reason for his fervor: He had watched helplessly decades ago as, a continent away, his fellow Jews were marched to their deaths." ...
 

Gun rights to be argued in Supreme Court
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A prominent black conservative leader says individual liberty and one of the most fundamental constitutional rights is at risk in a case before the nation's highest court next week."

"The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments March 18 in a case challenging the District of Columbia's 30-year-old ban on handguns. ..."

"Former Cincinnati Mayor Ken Blackwell, chairman of the Coalition for a Conservative Majority, says the case is to gun rights what Roe vs.. Wade was to the protection of innocent life. He says it all boils down to whether or not big government can take away one of American's 'most fundamental individual rights.'" ...
 

Right to bear arms at heart of high court case
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"For the first time in 70 years, the U.S. Supreme Court will take on the question of whether individual Americans have the right to keep and bear arms or whether it a collective right of the people for service in a state militia."

"That question is at the heart of a long, impassioned debate about how much power the government has to keep people from owning guns and it could soon be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in a case about one of the nation's strictest gun control laws."

"Set for arguments on March 18 and with a decision expected by late June, the nation's highest court could resolve once and for all the much-disputed meaning of the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution." ...
 

John R. Lott Jr.: D.C. Gun Ban Proponents Ignore the Facts
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"For gun control proponents and opponents a lot is riding on a former security guard for the Supreme Court Annex. Next Tuesday , the Supreme Court will hear arguments over whether the District of Columbia's ban on handguns and its requirement that any rifles or shotguns remain locked violates the plaintiff, Dick Heller's, constitutional rights." ...

"Thus far the District of Columbia has spent a lot of time making a public policy case. Their argument in their brief to the court is pretty simple : 'banning handguns saves lives.'"

"Yet, while it may seem obvious to many people that banning guns will save lives, that has not been D.C.'s experience." ...
 

VA: Student Appeals Expulsion from UVa-Wise Over Essay
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"Steve Barber knew his fictional essay about a suicidal student bent on murder would generate quite a buzz within his creative-writing class at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise."

"It was the expulsion from school and the weekend spent locked up in a mental health ward for observation that caught the 23-year-old freshman and former U.S. Navy sailor off guard."

"The three guns that campus police later report finding in his car while parked in a school lot Feb. 29 didn’t help his cause either." ...

"Barber, in recent posts to a pro-gun Internet chat room, notes that his writing instructor is named Christopher Scalia, who is the son of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia." ...
 

VA: UVa-Wise upholds expulsion over class paper; Iraq vet plans to reenlist to repay student loans
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"Steven Daniel Barber, 23, says a culture of fear has displaced rational thought."

"The Iraq War veteran's comments came Tuesday, shortly after learning his expulsion from the University of Virginia at Wise had been upheld. He has been prohibited from attending classes since Feb. 29 -- the day after sharing a story in which a character contemplates murdering his professor, then turns to thoughts of suicide."

"Barber wrote the piece for his creative writing class."

"'It's the nanny state ran amock; political correctness to the extreme, said Barber in a phone interview ..."

"'Nobody goes after Stephen King, nobody goes after William Shakespeare. This is a whole new low.'" ...
 

PA: Guns on campus: right to self-defense or threat to safety?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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[recent] school shootings, a Villanova University graduate student has raised the question of why those licensed to carry concealed personal weapons may not do so on a college campus. His argument is based upon his desire to adequately defend himself ..."

"There are very few colleges and universities in America that allow the presence of firearms ... Some argue that such restrictions conflict directly with state laws that govern the carrying of concealed weapons and violate the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution."

"In public universities, the issue is certainly open to debate, as exemplified by a 2006 Supreme Court decision that struck down a Utah state law banning concealed carry at state universities." ...
 

TX: Campus Cops Packing Heat Not Enough
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Yes, those guys and gals driving around with 'Campus Police' on their car doors are real cops. And in Texas, they are armed."

"In Texas, law enforcement departments on college campuses seem to be ahead of this trend, with nearly 94 percent of surveyed universities arming their police and just as many employing sworn officers." ...

"'Texas is Texas: We are a state that has firearms,' said Bill Taylor, chief of police at Rice University, which has sworn and armed officers. 'If you don't have firearms on campus, what are the campus police going to do if somebody shows up with a weapon?'"
"Well….why not allow students with CHL's to carry their weapons on campus? ..." ...
 

Easing gun ban could reduce crime in national parks
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"THE USUAL suspects are clamoring to save us from ourselves and impose their myopic vision as the federal government prepares to loosen restrictions on firearms in national parks."

"At the outset, let's all agree that this is not 1965 and our national parks and forests ... are not safe anymore, in large part because of liberal policies that tend to breed criminality. Statistics seem to bear that out."

"'The National Park Service says there were 116,588 reported offenses in national parks in 2006, the most recent year for which data are available, including 11 killings, 35 rapes or attempted rapes, 61 robberies, 16 kidnappings and 261 aggravated assaults,' the Los Angeles Times reported in a story about the possible rule change." ...
 

GA: House Sets Meeting On Gun Bill - But Will Senate Show Up?
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"A conference committee meeting on the gun bill has been set for Thursday at 8 a.m. Whether both sides show up remains to be seen."

"The meeting has been called unilaterally by House conferees, whose lead negotiator - Rep. Tim Bearden - says he hasn't been able to get the Senate conferees to return his phone calls. As a result, the negotiating team has not yet had its first meeting."

"A letter being delivered today to Senate conferees sets the date, time and place (Room 132 of the Capitol) for what would be the first meeting, if the other side shows up."

"'It's time to get this gun issue settled and get a good gun bill to the governor for the citizens of Georgia,' Bearden said Monday." ...
 

CA: Newsom announces installation of shotspotter gunfire detection technology
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"Demonstrating his commitment to bring the best in crime-fighting techniques to those communities most affected by violence, Mayor Gavin Newsom announced the installation of the Shotspotter Gunshot Location System that will alert public safety officials to the location of gunfire within seconds, and provide instant information that reduces risk in law enforcement and increases weapons-related arrests."

"'Our Public Health Department estimates that last year's gun violence will cost our city over $53 million in direct health care costs alone,' said Mayor Newsom. 'This community cannot and will not continue to bear the outrageous human and fiscal costs of gun violence.'" ...
 

NC: Graham reviews concealed weapon law
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Leaders in Graham are considering a change to the city's concealed weapon restrictions. Under the city's current municipal code, those with a permit cannot carry a concealed handgun on city property and city parks."

"After a woman was attacked last month at Cedar Rock Park though, some are calling for an extension of their Second Amendment rights."

"'While I can appreciate people and their right to protect themselves, we have to take into consideration the people that are there and the safety of the others that maybe don't have the luxury of carrying a concealed weapon,' said Councilwoman Jennifer Talley." ...
 

IL: Gun Protest
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"More than a 1,200 people march in protest at the state capitol. Many are from The Illinois State Rifle Association and against several gun laws being considered on the floor."

"There are about 10 laws in the state house right now. Everyone here is trying to encourage reps to vote them down. Protesters are here to send a clear message to state representatives. They’re not happy about proposed gun laws. If passed, one would ban 'assault weapons,' another would restrict the number of firearms you can buy at one time."

"Gun Owner, John Bonn says, 'They're trying to take away our second amendment rights, we as people aren't going to let that happen.'" ...
 

NY: Enemy of Conservative Causes
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"If New York Governor Eliot Spitzer resigns (as of this writing he has not), conservatives will be rid of a dedicated and formidable foe. ... Spitzer's history of hostility to conservative ideas provides a glimpse into what setbacks we might have suffered had he recovered ... and persevered along a path that some predicted would take him all the way to the White House."

"As New York state attorney general, ... Spitzer embarked on a crusade to impose gun control via litigation. First, he joined ... Andrew Cuomo in a successful attempt to bully gun manufacturer Smith & Wesson into adopting trigger locks ... Then he joined the big-city mayors in an unsuccessful lawsuit against gun makers that tried to reclassify guns as a 'nuisance.'" ...
 

WY: Wyoming Governor Signs Bill Banning Confiscation Of Guns From Law Abiding Citizens
Submitted by: Brent Greer
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"Gov. Dave Freudenthal on Friday signed into law a bill that prohibits government officials from confiscating guns from law-abiding citizens."

"Sponsor Allen Jaggi, R-Lyman, has said House Bill 57 was prompted by the confiscation of guns by police in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina."

"Freudenthal said afterward that he was pleased to sign the bill, although he didn't think it addressed any real problem."

"But Freudenthal, an avid hunter who was endorsed by the National Rifle Association in his re-election campaign in 2006, said he can understand why supporters want the bill enacted here." ...
 

NJ: Mayor to be 'careful' about next cop chief
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Following news Saturday that Hoboken's Police Chief Carmen LaBruno will announce his retirement this week, Mayor David Roberts said that he would be 'extraordinarily careful' in picking a replacement." ...

"Problems for LaBruno began after the now disbanded SWAT team's post-Hurricane Katrina trip ... and a subsequent visit to New Orleans ..."

"Roberts said he knew he there'd be criticism that there was 'going to be a whitewash' and moved to ensure that the city was fair and impartial." ...

"LaBruno was photographed posing with a topless woman during a 2006 visit, which SWAT officers said was to provide security at Mardi Gras, but the SWAT team was not authorized by New Jersey to act as law enforcement officers in Louisiana." ...
 

FL: Officer Charged In Death Of His K9 Partner
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A 20 year veteran of the Miami police force has been charged with animal cruelty in connection with the death of his K9 partner who starved to death."

"... the four-year-old bloodhound named Dynasty weighed 33 pounds when she died in November, though she had weighed almost twice that ten months earlier."

"Rondal Brown ... was charged with one felony count of Cruelty to Animals and one felony count of an Offense against a Police Dog ..." ...

"According to police, a necropsy performed at the animal clinic revealed ... the dog had no body fat or muscle tissue and lacked any food or fecal matter in her intestinal track. The doctors estimated that it would have taken at least a month for the dog to reach its physical condition." ...
 

AR: Arkansas Woman, Left in Cell, Goes 4 Days With No Food or Water
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"A woman was locked for four days in a tiny holding cell in a northern Arkansas courthouse, forgotten by the authorities and left without food or water, the local Sheriff’s Department said Tuesday."

"The woman, Adriana Torres-Flores, 38, a longtime illegal immigrant from Mexico, slept on the floor with only a shoe for a pillow, and with nothing to drink except her own urine, The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported. There was no bathroom in the cell."

"A bailiff had apparently forgotten that he placed Ms. Torres-Flores, a mother of three, in the cell last Thursday, and simply left her in the empty courthouse, in Fayetteville, over the weekend, said the chief deputy of the Washington County Sheriff’s Department ..." ...
 

NJ: He's Ca$hing Out
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Retiring a few years early will leave 59-year-old Police Chief Carmen LaBruno with a comfortable landing ..."

"... he is expected to announce this week that he will retire at the end of June ..."

"LaBruno, who has been chief for the past 18 years, has been under pressure for his role in two SWAT team trips to Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina - one in September 2005 and the other during Mardi Gras 2006."

"... when his retirement becomes official, he would be entitled to an annual state pension of around $147,555 ..." ...

"... as a superior officer he will also likely be entitled to termination pay ... $149,850."

"Some are now questioning whether allowing him to retire early might be letting LaBruno off the hook." ...
 

WA: Shooters have rifle range in their sights after 40 years of trying
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"The shooting hasn't started, but the battle has begun."

"Clallam County officials say they've chosen a West End site near Sadie Creek for a long-sought public rifle range that's been turned away from at least five other locations since the 1960s."

"It would be the only rifle shooting range in the North Olympic Peninsula."

"That pleases Don Roberts of Port Angeles and other shooting enthusiasts who've had no sanctioned place in Clallam County to sight in their weapons, target shoot, compete or teach their children how to handle rifles." ...
 

MI: Man dies in accidental shooting at Midland-area gun range
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An accidental shooting at an outdoor gun range in Midland County has left a 48-year-old man dead.

The Saginaw News, WNEM-TV and WSGW-AM report Michael Laurson was alone Sunday at the Midland County Sportsman's Club in Larkin Township when he slipped and fell.

The sheriff's department says a handgun he was carrying went off, fatally wounding him. Authorities say he had several guns.

The shooting is under investigation, but foul play isn't suspected.
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KABA Note: Safety, safety, safety! Every accident of this sort adds fuel to the antis' fire.
 

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