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SAF Says D.C. Residential Gun Search an Exercise in 'Police State Demagoguery'
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A plan to conduct 'consent searches' for guns in District of Columbia residences is 'an outrageous exercise of police state demagoguery,' the Second Amendment Foundation said today."

"SAF founder Alan Gottlieb condemned the plan as 'a public relations effort designed to influence, through crass dramatics, Tuesday's scheduled oral arguments on the constitutionality of the District's handgun ban before the Supreme Court.'"

"'Launching this effort,' he stated, 'on the eve of Supreme Court arguments over the city's horribly failed handgun ban underscores the Draconian mentality that lies at the root of gun laws like the District handgun ban. ...'" ...
 

Bush Does Care About the Second Amendment, Just Not Very Much
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Robert Novak reports that 'disorganization and weakness in the eighth year of [Bush's]presidency' are responsible for the bizarre split within the Bush administration over whether the Supreme Court should uphold the D.C. Circuit decision overturning the District of Columbia's gun ban. To the dismay of gun rights advocates, Solicitor General Paul Clement is asking the Court to send the case back to the D.C. Circuit to consider whether the District's laws can withstand 'intermediate scrutiny' under the Second Amendment. Vice President Dick Cheney, meanwhile, has joined 55 senators and 250 House members (in his capacity as president of the Senate) in a brief that urges the Court to uphold the D.C. Circuit ruling ..." ...
 

Reuters: Americans with Guns Are Not All Drug Dealers or Urban Criminals
Submitted by: Anonymous

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"Reuters published a story today about gun ownership in the USA. In the course of their meticulous research, they made an amazing discovery."

"American gun owners are not all drug dealers and urban criminals."

"Reuters then ran the story, YahooNews picked it up and the world NOW knows that there are a few gun-owning Americans who are not criminals–they’re just gun nuts." ...
 

BREAKING NEWS: LEN SAVAGE ON LOU DOBBS TONIGHT
Submitted by: ChareltonHest
Website: http://atfabuse.com

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"I just got off the phone with Len Savage.

Lou Dobbs Tonight is featuring him in two segments. Per show producer Chris Murphey:
We will possibly split this story into a two part event…either way we’ll be running something tonight in the show…airs 7P-8p EST on CNN…unsure of the hit time for this piece, but expect it in the first half-hour."
 

Statement of Sarah Brady On Senator Howard Metzenbaum
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"Sarah Brady issued the following statement:"

"Senator Howard Metzenbaum was simply one of the finest men Jim and I knew. Without his strength of character, his tenacity, and his abiding patience, there never would have been a Brady Law. He worked harder than anyone in the fight for common sense gun laws in this country. Because of his efforts, almost a million and a half dangerous people have already been stopped from purchasing guns. He has doubtless helped save lives." ...
 

The Coming Showdown on Gun Control
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"The stage is set for a historic showdown this month between gun enthusiasts and gun control advocates. The United States Supreme Court will hear a case on March 18th that should determine the meaning of the Second Amendment -- the hotly contested and fiercely debated part of the Constitution that guarantees "a right to keep and bear arms." The court will decide whether this guarantee protects an individual's right to have a gun for private use, or whether it only ensures a collective right to have guns in an organized military force such as a state National Guard." ...
 

TX: Victim's Wife Shoots at Home Invaders
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"Two gunmen involved in a home invasion were chased away by the victim's wife." ...

"She tells us her husband is extremely careful on who he lets on his property. But last night's incident started when the homeowner went outside to close the gate." ...

"The men reportedly tried to force 'Michelle's' husband to open the door to his home. But the former security guard fought back."

"'Michelle' says she was watching it all from inside her home."

"She tells us, 'I reached for the gun. It was up here. Then I got some shells from in here.'" ...

"The shots spooked the intruders and forced them to flee. A tree outside is still marked by the pellets." ...
 

NC: Not Using WolfAlert System After Robberies Questioned
Submitted by: jac

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"Two recent armed robberies at North Carolina State University have students questioning why a WolfAlert wasn't sent to make them aware of a threat."

"Two students told police they were near 2110 Avent Ferry Road at about 9 p.m. Monday when a man wearing a mask and armed with a knife robbed them. A graduate student was leaving a building on the Centennial Campus on Tuesday afternoon when two men armed with a handgun demanded his wallet." ...
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Submitters note: The armed robbery was in the middle of the NC State main campus in broad daylight. So much for victim disarmament zones. The only result is that it provides a safe working environment for armed robbers.
 

NY: What did the Student Assembly's resolution about concealed weapons accomplish?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"After I received the Student Assembly's Resolution 17 in my inbox, I nearly fell out of my chair. If passed by the Student Assembly (SA), this legislation would express support for carrying concealed weapons on campus."

"In the wake of the tragic events at Northern Illinois University and Virginia Tech, I thought (and I still think) it was absolutely ridiculous that the SA might support such a policy on campus." ...

"The sponsors of the resolution did bring up good points: How do we expect our faculty and staff to protect themselves from intruders? How should students react to a shooter going on a rampage?"

"Unfortunately, the debate turned into a fight over the Second Amendment ..." ...
 

KS: Johnson County Community College approves interim precautions for campus
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Armed security officers are a trigger issue on campus at Johnson County Community College."

The Board of Trustees at their Feb. 21 board meeting approved nonlethal weapons as an interim step."

"Wayne Brown, executive vice president of administration, said one officer has received pepper spray and baton training and will certify the eight Kansas officers. Eight other officers from Missouri are working to get their Kansas certification before they can be trained."

"Brown said eight should be carrying pepper spray and batons by mid March. He said each of the 16 security officers will be issued a bulletproof vest." ...
 

Two Guns Don’t Make a Right
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"Columbine must have been an inspiration to a small group of extremely troubled youths. ... since then these tragedies have occurred at an alarming rate. On Feb. 14, six students were killed by a gunman at Northern Illinois University."

"With good reason, reactions to these tragedy have been strong. Lawmakers and school administrators must now treat this issue with the gravity it deserves. One lawmaker, Arizona State Sen. Karen S. Johnson, proposed a bill recently which, with the intention of preventing school shootings, would allow those with the proper permits to carry concealed weapons on campuses. ... her idea was to allow students or teachers in danger to take action in self-defense. If this is her solution, I’m not so sure it will work ..." ...
 

Obama addresses Pa.'s importance, pastor's remarks
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The following are excerpts of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's telephone interview Thursday with Tribune-Review reporter David. M. Brown." ...

"Q: How do you differ from Sen. Clinton on the issue of gun control?"

"A: I think our positions are fairly similar. I'd let her characterize her own position. I certainly believe in the Second Amendment right, that people have the right to bear arms. But I also believe it is important to have some common-sense gun laws in place to make sure that straw purchasers aren't being used to fill up our streets with illegal firearms, and that we have stronger background checks so we keep firearms out of the hands of people with mental health problems ..." ...
 

U.S. mayors band together against guns
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Interstate 95, which runs up the U.S. East Coast, is known to cops as the 'Iron Pipeline' ..."

"With formidable opponents in the gun manufacturers and gun owners, national politicians do little to stop this traffic, leaving gun control largely in the hands of local leaders."

"'Where is the outrage in this country? Well, mayors see it,' said New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. 'We're the ones who have to go to the funerals. ...'"

"Since Bloomberg became mayor in 2002, every gun homicide in the city -- including the killing of eight police officers -- has been committed with an illegal gun, police say." ...
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Submitter's Note: So why does he keep pushing for laws against the law-abiding gun owners?
 

SC: SC Might Allow Guns on Campuses, Universities
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A bill making it's way through the South Carolina State House may allow people with concealed weapons permits to be allowed to take guns on state property, including universities."

"'Our law enforcement community tells us that this is not in the interest of campus safety,' said Winthrop spokes person Rebecca Masters."

"She understand the good intentions of the bill allowing people with permits to have guns on campus, but it's a much bigger picture." ...

"'Well, if you're a perpetrator, you take guns onto school property any way... You can look at Virginia Tech as a clear example,' said State Representative Gary Simrill, who has a Concealed Weapons Permit, and takes his gun with him to the state house." ...
 

OK: Watered-down concealed carry on college campus bill OK'd
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"The state House on Thursday easily passed a weakened bill that would allow military veterans and trained law enforcement personnel to carry concealed weapons onto college campuses."

"Before the bill was passed, 65-36, it was stripped of more liberal provisions that would have allowed anyone age 21 or above with a concealed carry permit to be armed on campus."

"Lawmakers argued over whether arming some students would make campuses more safe or dangerous." ...
 

FL: Florida House committee endorses weapons-at-work bill
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"The National Rifle Association isn't giving up."

"After failing for two years to pass a law allowing employees to carry guns to work, the NRA won an early victory in the Florida House on Wednesday."

"Last year the measure died before a House committee -just days after the Virginia Tech shootings and in the face of intense business opposition. But Wednesday the same committee voted, 11-6, on a revised bill limiting the right to people with concealed weapons permits."

"'The Constitution begins, 'We the people,' not we the Chamber, not we the Retail Federation, not we the Disney. It's 'we the people,' said the National Rifle Association's lobbyist Marion Hammer." ...
 

THE Selectmen, by the order of the Town, "surely the voice of the people may be taken without flying to arms", Sept. 11, 1786
Submitted by: GunShowOnTheNet.com
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"...There are indeed evils which are common to the whole human race, founded in the depravity and imperfection of mankind; and there are others, the unhappy lot of some countries, arising from their situation, or the deep-rooted habits of the people possessing them; both which are alike incapable of being cured by any acts of government, or exertions of human power, but must be left to the accidents and changes of time for a remedy. Should corrupt and designing men inflame the spirits of the people to demand of their rulers, the removal of such evils, their own reflections would sooner or later point them to their mistake.

"...surely the voice of the people may be taken without flying to arms..."
 

IL: Woman Arrested for Non-Crime: Charges expected to be dropped (update)
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"Charges are expected to be dropped Thursday against a Tinley Park mother of three who was accused of leaving her sleeping 2-year-old in the family station wagon while her other children donated money at a Salvation Army kettle ..."

"Ellen ... Coyne, 36, is scheduled to appear in court in Bridgeview Thursday on charges of misdemeanor child endangerment and obstruction of justice." ...

"'I'm happy that the [Cook County] state's attorney may be the first voice of reason in this whole affair,' said Coyne's husband, Tim Janecyk. 'I'm still angry that Crestwood police. ...'" ...

"Coyne and her family have asked for an apology from Crestwood. Police Chief Timothy Sulikowski could not be reached for comment Wednesday evening." ...
 

DC: D.C. Seeks Consent To Search for Guns
Submitted by: Steve Bacheler

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"D.C. police are so eager to get guns out of the city that they're offering amnesty to people who allow officers to come into their homes and get the weapons."

"Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier announced yesterday the Safe Homes Initiative, aimed at parents and guardians who know or suspect that their children or other relatives have guns. Under the deal, police target areas hit by violence and seek adults who let them search their homes for guns, with no risk of arrest. The offer also applies to drugs that turn up during the searches ..."

"The program is scheduled to start March 24 ... Officers will go door-to-door seeking permission to search homes for weapons. ..." ...
 

GA: How Do You Define Success in Drug Enforcement
Submitted by: motoboy

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"If you're a drug enforcement officer, how do you judge if your efforts have been a success?"

"According to the head of the HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) task force in Atlanta, you know you're doing the job right when you see an increase in burglaries, armed robberies and murders! Reported the Atlanta Journal Constitution ('Federal vice agents tout successes,' March 9):" ...
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Submitter's Note: If this is true it means they're spending our tax money to make our world a more dangerous place.
 

TX: Sheriff Threatens Reporters With Jail
Submitted by: Anonymous

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"When the Duval County sheriff said he would lock up reporters from local newspapers if they kept 'interfering' in his business, no one took the threat lightly."

"For 20 years, Sheriff Santiago Barrera Jr. had done what he pleased with no challenges to his reign. He decided who sat in his jail and when they were released. Sometimes it was before a judge got involved and other times it was after." ...

"Christopher Maher wrote a front-page story about the arrest of the sheriff's 42-year-old son Miguel Barrera on charges of public intoxication and resisting arrest. According to the newspaper, when Maher called the sheriff about another story, Barrera said, 'If you guys keep interfering with my business, I'm going to have you arrested.'" ...
 

DC: Searching private homes for guns proposed in DC
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The District of Columbia police department is preparing to launch a massive new home-by-home search program to confiscate and destroy handguns, despite arguments pending before the U.S. Supreme Court that challenges the constitutionality of its ban on residents having such weapons."

"'Right now we're working under the laws that we have, and we'll continue working under the laws that we have,' Police Chief Cathy Lanier said ..."

"... Residents of homes or apartments would contact police and ask them to come and search for such weaponry, they would sign a release, and officers would conduct the search."

"She said ... they would not be granted amnesty if those weapons would be traced to any previous crime." ...
 

TX: Rifle takes aim at national championship
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"The TCU woman's rifle team is in search of their first national champions this weekend in West Point, N.Y. at the NCAA National Rifle Championship. The team is competing amongst the best in the country including Nebraska, West Virginia, Nevada and defending champions, Alaska-Fairbanks. TCU has seen a great amount of success this season and will rely on past experience as it makes its second straight appearance at the championships." ...
 

CO: More in Colorado aim to carry guns
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"Applications for concealed-weapon permits have skyrocketed in Colorado, with the increase fueled by everything from heavily publicized mass shootings to routine renewals, according to the state's sheriffs."

"In 2007, 9,880 people statewide sought permits, compared with 6,649 people in 2006 and 6,670 people in 2005, according to the County Sheriffs of Colorado. And the surge has continued into 2008 in several counties."

"Law-enforcement experts have different ideas on why more people want to carry concealed weapons. Some believe it is due to a rash of violent outbreaks at Virginia Tech, Northern Illinois University and a mall in Utah."

"Some sheriff's offices believe churches concerned about protecting their flocks are seeking concealed-carry permits ..." ...
 

Canada: Guns and fists as "snow rage" erupts
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"Although Canada is one of the snowiest countries in the world, a series of violent 'snow rage' incidents reveal that even the locals have their limits."

"Police in ... Quebec said on Wednesday that people were fighting over snow clearing and even parking spaces." ...

"Last Sunday, a man ... became so upset a woman from a snow removal service was putting snow on his yard that he shouted at her and then took a shovel and hit the window of the vehicle she was driving."

"'The woman apologized and returned to work ... a bit later the man opened his garage door and emerged with a shotgun, pointed it at the ground and looked at her in a threatening way,' said police spokeswoman Catherine Viel." ...
 

China: Burned alive for 'not washing feet'
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A Chinese bride burned her new husband to death after he got into bed after a drunken argument without washing his feet ..."

"'Wang and his wife, Luo, were married on February 2. ...' the official Xinhua news agency quoted a local newspaper as saying."

"The couple, from the central province of Hubei, had another fight on the night of March 4 ..."

"'At about 10 p.m., Luo watched her husband get into bed without cleaning or washing his feet. In a fit of anger and intoxication, she set fire to the sheet he was sleeping in' ..."

"'When he awoke, the two began fighting before a very drunk Wang collapsed. As fire engulfed the bedroom. Luo escaped to the living room, leaving her other half to burn' ..." ...
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KABA Note: Thank goodness they have strict gun control, otherwise she might have shot him!
 

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