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State Department pushes anti-Second Amendment lies
Submitted by: Evan F. Nappen, Esq.
Website: http://www.evannappen.com

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Among the statements found in the report:

"...advocates of gun control have never argued that they want to deny individuals the ability to protect themselves against criminals."

That's odd. Sarah Brady's bunch, the so-called Violence Policy Center, the misnamed "Million" Mom March and many other gun ban groups are all on record opposing concealed carry for self-defense -- even under the strictest of licensing. They are all on record supporting gun bans. VPC wants a total ban on all handguns, when handguns are the most effective, most affordable, easiest to use personal self-defense device ever devised for human beings -- and the Brady Klan went to court supporting such handgun bans as the one in Morton Grove, Illinois.

In other words, the Government-funded, Government-published, Government-promoted author of that statement is an obnoxious liar.

Then there's this insult to your intelligence:

"In the English colonies, as recent scholarship has shown, private gun ownership was also relatively limited. ... One scholarly study holds that less than 14 percent of the adult white male population, those otherwise eligible to own guns, actually possessed firearms in 1790. At the time the states adopted the Second Amendment, then, it is fair to say that a considerable measure of gun control, not an unlimited right to own firearms, was the rule throughout the 13 states."

Is this alleged "scholar" the debunked and defrocked "professor" Michael Bellesiles -- the lying "historian" forced to leave his tenured position after publishing a pack of lies? If not, who else has made such a claim in "recent scholarship", and why didn't we hear about it?
 

The Push Is on to Shelve Part of the PATRIOT Act
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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" 'It's the most naked form of intrusion into one's life -- to get into a person's mind, what they are reading, what their literary interest is,' said Ciaran McCabe. 'It's quite horrifying, and I'm willing to do whatever it takes to stop it.' "

"The intrusive power McCabe is talking about is Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act, the sweeping federal antiterrorism law passed soon after the Sept. 11 attacks. While much of that law is uncontroversial, Section 215 is sowing fear and anger about the government's new power to learn what books people are buying and borrowing."

"McCabe, a customer at the Bookloft in Great Barrington who lives in Housatonic, is one of thousands of people to sign a new petition to change it."
 

NC: Officer's gun goes off during ACC game, shooting him in buttocks
Submitted by: Larry E. Bigham

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Another of those "cops only" miracle guns that go off by themselves.

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"An off-duty police officer's gun went off during the Atlantic Coast Conference quarterfinal game between Maryland and Wake Forest Friday night, injuring the officer in the buttocks, WRAL-TV in Raleigh reported."

"The officer reportedly jumped up to celebrate a score. The gun accidentally discharged when he sat down, shooting the officer in the buttocks. No other injuries were reported."

"The officer, whose name was not immediately available, was taken to receive medical care. His injury is considered minor."

"Officials have not said why he was allowed to carry a gun into a packed Greensboro Coliseum."
 

NC: Man charged for bringing gun to ACC tournament (another report)
Submitted by: Jim Sr

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GREENSBORO, N.C. - An off-duty Baltimore police detective has been charged for bringing a concealed pistol into an Atlantic Coast Conference tournament game, where he was shot in the hip when the gun fired accidentally, police said.

Darren I. Sanders, 37, was treated and released from a hospital, said Greensboro police spokeswoman Amy Frazier. He is charged with carrying a gun into an assembly where admission is charged.

Baltimore city police will conduct an investigation of the incident to determine if Sanders violated any departmental policies, spokesman Troy Harris seid.

"We are looking into the matter to see if there needs to be any discipline," Harris said Saturday. "No wrongdoing has been determined from our side yet."
 

CA: Student wounded in Fortuna shooting
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In the follow up we'll see that the defender was using a stolen gun but notice how the "aggressor" is the "victim" and the "shooter" is the "suspect".

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"A high school student was shot twice in the legs Tuesday afternoon in a dispute between two teenagers."

"Officers determined that the victim and several others were involved in a verbal confrontation. One of the subjects displayed a handgun and discharged it into the ground, once."

"The confrontation continued, and the suspect then fired the gun three more times at the victim, striking him twice in the legs."

"Hanson said witnesses told authorities that the victim was the aggressor in the altercation and continued to approach the shooter, even after the gun was drawn."
 

CA: Gun used in Fortuna shooting was stolen
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"The gun used by a Eureka teen to shoot a Fortuna teen near Fortuna High School Tuesday was taken from a stolen pickup truck, according to police."

"Fortuna Police Sgt. Steve Rogers said 16-year-old suspect, whose name is not being released because of his age, told police he got the handgun from the person who stole a pickup truck from the Bayshore Mall. The pickup truck was found in Fortuna earlier this week."

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Ever wonder where most criminals get their guns? Here's one way. It's a surefire way to bypass those pesky NICS checks.
 

A Serious Joke
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"Satire itself is not always humorous, but when the individuals, whose ideas and actions are its object, take it seriously, that is always funny. This article, 'KABA Writer Investigated for Questioning Civil Authority,' by Angel Shamaya, director of KeepAndBearArms.com is a perfect example: 'writing a rhetorical letter to the civil authorities in California, challenging their hypocrisy results in a police investigation...calls from detectives,' and 'two black and white police cruisers coming to your home.' and apparently an, 'ongoing,' investigation." ...

"We were wondering what would happen to George Bernard Shaw today, if he were living in the USA and wrote, as he did, in 1903: 'The imagination cannot conceive a viler criminal than he who should build another London like the present one, nor a greater benefactor than he who should destroy it,'* but instead of London had said Boston, or New York, Philadelphia, or San Francisco. It would certainly be the last thing he ever wrote, at least outside of prison."
 

NJ: Taurus Withdraws From ‘Smart Gun’ Partnership in NJ
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Taurus International Manufacturing Inc. announced on Feb. 13 that it was withdrawing from the short-lived partnership with the New Jersey Institute of Technology and the Australian firm Metal Storm LTD to develop and produce a handgun with user recognition technology."

" 'Due to overwhelming interest in the 13 new products we introduced this year, Taurus personnel will not have the time to adequately pursue development of such technology in the immediate future,' Bob Morrison, executive vice president of Taurus, told Gun Week." ...

"Opponents of the state’s “smart gun” legislation, including gun rights organizations, said such technology was still years from the market and would be legally challenged anyway."
 

KY: Women wielding barrel of protection - Training, ownership of guns finding appeal among defense-minded females
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Ponytails and manicured nails are becoming a more common sight at shooting ranges, indicating a turning tide for the gun industry. The historically male-dominated shooting sport is becoming less foreign to females as more women flock to gun classes and target practice."

" 'We have had somewhere around 6,000 students since October 1996, and I would say around one-third to nearly half of our students are female,' said Deborah Williams of Bowling Green, who has helped teach concealed-weapons classes for the past eight years. 'I get a mixture of single women who live alone, women who have felt it is necessary because they’ve become victims of a crime, or I have occasionally had women who are being stalked.' "
 

Japan: Japanese soldier stabs wife with sword
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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A high-ranking Ground Self-Defense Force (GSDF) soldier was arrested Sunday on suspicion of stabbing his wife with a Japanese sword and inflicting serious stomach wounds, local police said.

Lt. Col. Yozo Tamura, 53, belonging to the GSDF Koga garrison in Ibaraki Prefecture, is accused of attempted murder and violating the Firearms and Swords Control Law.

Tamura told investigators that he stabbed his wife after getting into an argument over whether to allow their 18-year-old daughter, who will enter university in April, to live away from home in an apartment. "I was just trying to threaten her," he was quoted as telling investigators.

Tamura stabbed his 50-year-old wife, Yoko, in the stomach with a Japanese sword at their home in Tsukuba shortly before Sunday midnight, according to investigators. She suffered serious wounds that will require her to be hospitalized for a month. (Mainichi Shimbun, Japan, March 14, 2004)

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But the military are part of that trained elite who can be trusted with weapons, right Sarah?
 

FL: Florida Gun Lists
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The bill, which still needs Senate approval, passed 81-35 over the objection of a number of lawmakers who say it will hamper the ability of police to solve crimes.

But supporters note the bill is supported by the state's sheriffs, and say it would prevent police from profiling innocent gun owners, or some potentially larger move by government to target them for harassment or take their guns away.

The bill would impose fines up to $5 million for any police or other government agency that continues to maintain such a database.
 

CA: Questioning authority
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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First brief on the page:

"It won't stand because it's unconstitutional. But they've been able to inconvenience him and make him think twice before 'questioning authority' in the future, so they've got what they wanted."

"...If he's anything like me this will make him work al the harder. I used to send Mayor Wellington Webb's press thug, Andrew Hudson, copies of my formerly published print newsletter, An Objective View, whenever I mentioned Webb. We got into an e-mail argument and then he told me to stop sending him 'spam.' I guess he didn't know the difference between spam and personal e-mail. Stupid. But I'd expect nothing less from a press flack for a big liberal like Webb. Liberals just can't abide criticism."
 

CA: Fatal Shooting at Bar Deemed Self-Defense
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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A security guard who was attacked and beaten by at least two patrons at a bar early Saturday shot one of them to death in self-defense, police said.

The shooting occurred about 1:15 a.m. in the 4600 block of Huntington Drive in El Sereno, the Los Angeles Police Department said. The security guard, whose name was not released, was not arrested.

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But if it had just been some poor defenseless schlub off the street he could have been beaten to death.
 

WA: Anti-harassment orders or toilet paper: which is more absorbent?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"I recently filed an anti-harassment order. . . . It has been astounding. Absolutely astounding. Certainly women in distress should not have to go through what I just went through trying to get a signed anti-harassment order, in order, so to speak. If I had a violent husband, or 3 kids in tow, or barely spoke English, I could not have gotten this anti-harassment order in order, as I have invested hours and hours of HARD WORK into this now. This article is a true testament as to why women need to learn hard core hand to hand combat, as well as martial arts, and probably also need to learn about weapons, as they can be used on us, thus we need to know about how they work and how to disable, or use them, in self-defense."
 

TX: DA won't prosecute drug agent in slaying
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Bexar County prosecutors said Friday they wouldn't seek criminal charges against a federal agent who shot the teenage daughter of a cocaine smuggler during a confrontation last year on a dark street."

"DA Bernard said federal law generally shields agents from prosecution by local authorities and that, as a result, a federal judge likely would dismiss state charges."

" 'The federal badge stops us in our tracks,' Bernard said."

"On its own, the legal doctrine known as federal supremacy appeared a knockout blow to any state indictment, but Bernard said another aspect of the slaying also made prosecutors balk."

" 'We made a determination that we can't prove beyond a reasonable doubt it wasn't self defense,' Bernard said."
 

OH: Qualifying For "Conceal & Carry" Permits A Slow Process
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Ohio's new conceal-and-carry gun law may go into effect early next month, but don't expect to be able to apply for a permit right away."

"That's what a group of firearm instructors learned at a meeting held at the Butler County Sheriff's Office in Hamilton Friday night."

"However, a paperwork snafu with the state attorney general's office may mean permit applications won't be available the day the law actually goes into effect."

" 'They got, basically, a 60-day window in there to get everything down,' said Commander Dan Pratt, of the Butler County Sheriff's Office."

"Pratt said that it could be anywhere between April 8 and sometime in June before they have all the paperwork necessary before they start taking applications."
 

CA: Lawyering can be a dangerous job
Submitted by: Evan F. Nappen, Esq.
Website: http://www.evannappen.com

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"Still, Lawson is taking more than the usual precautions. He has installed a state-of-the-art security system that includes night vision capabilities. He is carefully monitoring activity at both his office and home. He's ready to carry the gun he got a permit for if the need arises. And the worst is always in the back of his mind. He was a friend of Bud Zilaff, a Sacramento family law attorney who was shot and killed in 1997 by the husband of a woman Zilaff was representing. Family law attorneys also point to the 1997 murder of divorce attorney Ron Weiss, 61, who was shot in his Tustin law office."

"Domestic law is typically regarded as the most dangerous because of its focus on hot-button issues: love, money, sex, children." ...

"While violence is a concern for prosecutors, it doesn't occur as often as it does to defense attorneys, said Wayne Strumpfer, deputy director of the California District Attorneys Association." ...
 

Iraq: Iraqi Police Suspected In Slaying of Americans
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"Four men suspected in the slaying of two Americans working for the occupation authority in Iraq appear to be active Iraqi police officers, U.S. officials said Friday."

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But their new Constitution says only government officials are allowed to be armed- oh wait, these WERE Transitional Authority employees- guess they got caught up in their boss, L. Paul Bremer's, (and his boss, Colin Powell's, and HIS boss, George Bush's) disarmament edict.

Wonder how many others will get caught up?
 

South Africa: Dismissed soldier 'on warpath'
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"An aggrieved former soldier, who received amnesty before he was integrated into the defence force, was still on the run by Thursday evening with a small arsenal of stolen weapons and ammunition to apparently take "violent revenge" on those who had dismissed him."

"Police offered a reward of R30 000 on Thursday for information that led to the arrest of former major George Makume after he apparently robbed guards at the gate of Sasolburg Commando of four R-1 rifles and 120 shells on Thursday morning."

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But members of the military are some of the "elite" who should be trusted with firearms, right Sarah?
 

NY: Schools pleased with resource officers
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Some local schools are receiving federal grants to commission school resource officers as part of a program designed to foster a safe environment in schools."

"The position is made possible through a four-year grant from the federal government - the Community Oriented Policing Services, or COPS program, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice. The grant provides federal funds for three years to cover the officers' salaries and benefits. The state picks up the tab for the fourth year." ...

"Officers complete a 40-hour certification course in Albany prior to taking up a post at a school, DeRoachie says, adding that he is in uniform and carries a service pistol throughout the school day."

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But aren't guns in schools bad?
 

AL: Preventing a tragedy: Police to give away 300 gun safety kits
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"In January, a Thorsby boy was shot by one of his friends while they played with a gun in the back bedroom of the 14-year-old's home. All four boys present at the time of the shooting said they didn't know the gun was loaded."

"On Feb. 4, an 8-year-old Chilton County girl was shot in the head. Her 17-year-old brother accidentally shot her while playing with a .38 caliber pistol."

"These stories, and many more like them, are why the Pell City Police Department will provide 300 free gun safety kits to city residents."

"Officer Alan Shaddix said the kits offer a measure of prevention in homes where there are guns."

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HORSEFEATHERS! Education will provide safety. 14 and 17 are plenty old to know gun safety. And locking up your tools of self-defense will certainly not make your home safer.
 

TN: Police Blotter: Gunman Robs Highway 58 Waffle House
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A man with a Glock 9mm pistol held up employees at the Waffle House on Highway 58."

"Waitress Helen Smith said a black male wearing a red hat and blue jeans came in, sat at a table, then went to the restroom. She said when he came out he had the weapon and was demanding money."

"After he got money from the cash register, he made Ms. Smith and cook Chris Gann lie down on the floor behind the counter."

"Jason Ragland, a customer, said he put his head down when he heard the man demanding money."

"The gunman fled in an unknown direction."

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NOTE: As a matter of corporate policy Waffle House's parent company bans all CCW, even by off-duty cops. Apparently they would rather have compliant and defenseless victims than dead thugs.
 

FL: Miami revokes law restricting protests
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A controversial city of Miami law that granted extra powers to police before November's Free Trade Area of the Americas meeting has been repealed."

"City commissioners voted Thursday to take the law off the books on the grounds that the restrictions could affect the ability of city residents from Venezuela, Cuba, Haiti and elsewhere to protest conditions in their home countries. The law prohibited protesters from carrying props including water pistols, balloons, bottles and sticks and requires a permit for public gatherings of seven or more people if they last more than 30 minutes."

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But prohibiting people protesting conditions in this country is OK?
 

ID: Nampa High School Student Charged With Bringing Rifle To School
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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" 'As far as I am concerned this kid got a slap on the hand that is it.' Kazzandra Nelson claims a school official at Nampa High who did not want to be identified warned her that another student brought a loaded Remmington .30-06 rifle similar to this one to school in his car in an effort to intimidate and threaten her son."

"She says she is angry because she only found out through back channels a month later. 'I feel betrayed by the school yes because yeah I should have been contacted that this boy wanted confront my son with a loaded rifle.' "

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Hmmmmm, a plastic knife from the cafeteria will get you kicked out but not a .30-06 with an explicit threat. What is wrong with this picture?
 

IN: Why I have a gun permit
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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"Nearly four years ago, following a column I wrote, I received death threats that included disturbing references to my family and descriptions of my home and property. Not knowing where the threats would lead, and knowing that it takes at least a week to receive a gun permit, I decided to apply for one. Having the permit, I knew, would give me the option of carrying a gun should I decide it was necessary."
 

IA: Marshalltown Police Asking for Help Finding Stolen Weapons
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Marshalltown Police are offering a reward for information on an overnight burglary.

Police were called to 603 Marion Street about five Friday morning, the family reported someone had entered their home during the night and taken 13 weapons and ammunition.

Weapons taken included numerous loaded handguns, as well as a semi-automatic assault rifle with a loaded 30 round magazine.

Police say they're concerned about the loaded weapons being on the streets, so they're offering up to a $300 cash reward for any information about the stolen weapons.
 

NC: Pistol-packing dunce detective shoots self (Alternate Report)
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A concealed pistol carried by an off-duty police officer fired while he attended the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.

Baltimore police Detective Darren Sanders, 37, was treated at a local hospital for a hip wound.

Police officials will investigate to determine whether Sanders should be disciplined, spokesman Troy Harris said.

Officials will use metal detectors for the rest of games.

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I'm sorry Sarah, what was that you said? Cops and the military are the only ones who should have guns? If they did, many more of them would be walking around with parts of their buttocks shot off.
 

New Zealand: Masterton gun thefts could have gang link
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Ever wonder why background checks do nothing to stop crime?

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Police in Masterton say a spate of firearms thefts may be linked to a recent resurgence in gang activity.

Six guns were stolen from a South Belt home on Thursday including a Lee Enfield .303 rifle, another .303, a Bruno .22, a BSA .22, a Remington single shot .22 and a slug gun.

Last month, rifles were stolen from a vehicle parked outside Memorial Stadium and last week a gun cabinet was tampered with during a burglary but was not successfully opened. Ammunition was taken in another burglary on Wednesday.

Senior Sergeant Warwick Burr, of Masterton police, said the thefts may have been gangs seeking guns after recent flare-ups.
 

OH: Zero tolerance rules at check-in
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"It's been 2 1/2 years since hijackers believed to be armed with utility knives and pepper spray took control of four airliners and launched the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history."

"Yet nearly 2 million knives were intercepted last year at airport passenger checkpoints nationally, including more than 2,500 at Toledo Express Airport, according to the federal TSA."

"No guns were discovered last year on Toledo Express passengers. The same cannot be said at Detroit Metro."

"On Oct. 18, then-Detroit Police Chief Jerry Oliver was found to have a loaded .25-caliber handgun in his checked baggage. He was charged with a misdemeanor count of possession of an unlicensed handgun."

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But cops don't get special treatment!
 

Guam: Gun locks to be distributed at Project Childsafe
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"About 5,000 gun locks will be distributed here for free this month as part of a nationwide effort to reduce the number of injuries and deaths caused by accidental firearm discharge."

"Project Childsafe is scheduled to be launched on Guam today during a proclamation signing that designates March as 'Gun Safety Month.' " ...

"The initiative is a collaborative effort that involves the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Districts of Guam and the CNMI, Victim Advocates Reaching Out or VARO, the Guam Police Department, the Office of the Governor, Attorney General's Office and the 27th Guam Legislature."
 

South Africa: Why did criminal cop get a legal gun?
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"Crucial questions remain unanswered regarding the issuing of a gun licence to a former police reservist convicted of two attempted murders in Durban in 1998."

"The Sunday Tribune has also learnt that the controversy surrounding the issuing of a gun licence to Matthew Lloyd Towill forms part of a greater malaise confronting the government in its endeavours to control the legal possession of firearms." ...

"Bokaba said that while he was concerned that the Firearms Appeal Board had overturned the decision of the SAPS Central Firearms Register not to grant Towill a licence, there was nothing police could do about it, as all legal steps had been adhered to."
 

Israel: Exercise leaves El Al passenger with a gun
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El Al places firearms in the suitcases of some passengers without their knowledge as part of a training exercise for security personnel.

The practice was exposed last week after a passenger returning to Israel from Frankfurt opened his suitcase to find a pistol that did not belong to him. After alerting the police, the passenger was informed that it was a simulated weapon used by El Al security in training exercises.

El Al is negotiating with the startled customer over appropriate compensation.

"El Al Israel Airlines uses various measures and systems to ensure passenger safety," a spokesman for the airline said. "Beyond that, the company does not comment on security-related issues."
 

UK: Tory Patrick Mercer was right, we should teach children about firearms
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"So it should come as no surprise that a Tory MP who suggests that we, as a society, should teach children how to use guns is seen as offensive. Patrick Mercer, the party's spokesman on Homeland Security, made just that error during a fringe meeting of the Conservative spring conference last week. 'It is so much more sensible, in my view, to train children to handle and have a respect for weapons than simply to ban them,' he was reported as saying." ...

"To quote the Dunblane victims' families in this case is disingenuous. Thomas Hamilton was not brought up around guns, he sought them out. He went to find guns at the Stirling Gun Club. His was a fetish. ..."
 

UK: Hunt for gunman
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"DETECTIVES are hunting a gunman who confronted a man on the doorstep of his Waltham Abbey home."

"Roy Webb answered a knock on the door of his home in Paternoster Hill at about 11pm on Thursday March 4 and came face-to-face with a man armed with a pistol with a silencer attachment."

"Police said Mr Webb slammed the door and called them. He then got into his car and went looking for the gunman, who is described as white, aged about 30, 5ft 10ins tall and of chunky build."

"Police believe the gunman waited around the Paternoster Hill area for some minutes before the incident."

"Detective Sergeant Tony Coleridge said: 'Mr Webb is obviously very anxious about the whole incident.' "

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Maybe he would have been less anxious had he been able to defend himself with the most effective tool on the market today.
 

Australia: Gun officer shocked by 'inquisition'
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"A POLICEMAN who shot a man who threatened him with a brush hook has told of the trauma of being interrogated by police for eight hours."

"And a judge has accused Queensland police of putting Senior-Constable William Humphrey 'through the mincer because he did the only thing he could do'."

"Sen-Constable Humphrey said he was shocked when told he had to consider himself a possible attempted murder suspect because of the shooting."

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Gee, walking in the shoes of those not special enough to be allowed armed self defense sure hurts, doesn't it?
 

UK: GIVE ME MY GUNS BACK OR START RUNNING
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"THIS gun nut branded devious and dangerous by a police chief is battling to get his terrifying arsenal of weapons back."

"Morrison Gunn, 62, who lives next to a school, had 35 guns seized by the police."

"The former big game hunter has won the first round of his legal fight getting an admission from the Scottish Executive that his gun dealership licence was cancelled illegally."

"And he is determined to get back his weapons, including Magnums, a Ruger pistol, Remington rifles, shotguns, two Armalite semi-automatic assault rifles and 2500 rounds of ammunition."

"Gunn, who changed his surname from McAdam because of his fascination with firearms, last night issued a sinister threat to police who are opposing him: 'Give me my guns back... or start running now.' "

"He was stripped of his shotgun licences and explosives certificate and removed from the register of firearms dealers after police impounded the weapons from his old home in the Highlands in 1997, a year after the Dunblane tragedy."
 

PA: Deputy Police Chief Sues Over Gun Permit Dispute
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"A Common Pleas judge has denied the request of Philadelphia's number two man in the police department. He wanted a guarantee that he would get his job back if he was cleared of an Internal Affairs probe involving a gun permit."

"Judge Matthew Carrafiello turned down the request for immediate action, but told lawyers to come back in five days for an update on what the city is doing in the case of Deputy Police Commissioner Robert Mitchell." ...

"Mitchell says he's not guilty of anything and the state police have since reversed their action on his record."
 

UK: How we survived jail hell - For two years the Tipton Three have been silent prisoners in Guantanamo Bay
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"Iqbal, Rasul and Ahmed, together with the other early arrivals at Guantanamo, had been described by US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld as 'the hardest of the hard core', lethal terrorists 'involved in an effort to kill thousands of Americans'. Even last week the British Foreign Secretary, Jack Straw, was claiming America had been justified in holding them."

"Yet despite the denial of legal rights or due process, the authorities on both sides of the Atlantic have been forced to accept what the three men said all along - that they were never members of the Taliban, al-Qaeda or any other militant group."

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But the US would never treat their own citizens this way, so it is okay, right? Just ask Jose Padilla.
 

NV: Record number of Democrats turn out for convention
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"Because of time constraints, debate was cut short on a platform supporting background checks for all gun sales and requiring education before buying a gun. That platform was not voted on, leaving the county without an official stance on gun control."

"Those supporting the Second Amendment argued Nevadans would never vote for a candidate that advocated gun control, while those in opposition argued that some control was necessary to curb a culture of violence."

" 'I’ve talked to a lot of perspective Democrats who are not Democrats for one single reason and that is our stand on taking away gun rights,' said Donald Spriggs, 53, of Reno. 'It’s too divisive. Lets go out and get more Democrats.' "
 

WA: Shooting suspect got gun on street: Criminal record didn't stand in way of man accused of firing at police
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"The man charged with shooting at a Kent police officer at a traffic stop has a criminal record that makes it illegal for him to own a gun, but he was able to buy a .40-caliber pistol on the street." ...

"...After Gutierrez-Anaya climbed out of the damaged vehicle, the Federal Way officer shot him several times with a tazer, a device intended to shock a subject. Gutierrez-Anaya yelled in pain, but still managed to run into a nearby wooded area and escape."
 

OH: Concealed weapons course to be offered
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"With Ohio's new concealed carry law coming into effect in less than a month, just what kind of impact it will have is still anyone's guess."

"But local law enforcement officials want to ensure everyone can get their questions answered."

"One place people can find instruction is in the new concealed carry course at Muskingum Area Technical College, soon to be Zane State College." ...

"Holdren contacted local law enforcement agencies, including the Zanesville Police Department, Muskingum County Sheriff's Office and the Perry County Sheriff's Office, to get their opinions. He said it was a unanimous decision that 12 hours was not a lot of training even for an experienced shooter."
 

Canada: Fitting penalties urged in the war on violence
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"The sun had barely been up for more than an hour and a half when residents in Scarborough's violence-ridden Malvern community peered out their windows to see a man casually walking on Empringham Drive with a semi-automatic pistol in his hand."

"A few nervous phone calls later, and the heavily-armed Emergency Task Force was quickly descending on the crescent-shaped suburban street."

"At Empringham Drive that morning, police arrested Anthony Kevin Murray, a 22-year-old who was not only on bail for two charges of assault with a weapon, but who also has a lifetime firearms prohibition and a list of convictions ranging from drug trafficking to assault."

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You mean the $2 BILLION registration system didn't work?
 

TN: Gallatin student charged with having gun on campus
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"A 16-year-old Gallatin High School student was charged with possession of a weapon on school property after a bus driver noticed the student pulling out a .25-caliber semiautomatic pistol during a verbal altercation, sheriff officials said."

"The student was arrested after the March 4 incident, said Bob Barker, chief deputy with the Sumner County Sheriff's Department."

"A Sumner County schools bus driver reported observing the student displaying a handgun in a threatening manner after students exited the bus, Barker said."

"The driver immediately radioed the central office, and they notified the Sheriff's Department, who quickly responded... The case will now go before Sumner County Juvenile Court."

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Boy, those zero tolerance policies and "gun-free" school zone laws are sure doing wonders to prevent little thugs from threatening others with firearms.
 

NH: Lawyer: Charges Against Hunter Politically Motivated
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"A lawyer for a man accused of fatally shooting a fellow hunter at a private game preserve says the charges against his client are politically motivated."

"Steven Laro, of Concord, was indicted Thursday on charges of negligent homicide, reckless conduct with a deadly weapon and felonious use of a firearm. He is accused of killing Robert Proulx, 58, of Manchester, who died Jan. 3 at Corbin Park, a private game preserve in Croydon." ...

"Prosecutors allege that Laro mistook his friend for a wild boar and violated his duty to make sure of his target before shooting. But Laro's lawyer said the state may be trying to get at the owners of the park, which is closed to the public and exempt from some state hunting laws."
 

NY: More Corruption Allegations Shake NYPD
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"...Law enforcement officials now say up to 10 other current and former officers, all one-time members of the same narcotics task force, are suspects in the theft of drugs and drug money."

"The widening investigation has embarrassed the nation's largest police department and threatened to tarnish its war on drugs. It also has drawn comparisons to the notorious 'Dirty 30' corruption scandal in the early 1990s."

"In that case, more than 30 police officers from Harlem's 30th Precinct were accused of stealing cash from drug dealers, taking bribes, beating suspects and lying under oath to cover their tracks."

"Police officials insist the current case appears unlikely to reach the same proportions. ..."
 

NM: Gun locks available
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"Local owners of firearms can pick up free gun locks at the Tucumcari Police Station, the Logan Police Station and the Quay County Sheriffs Office. The free gun locks are now available due to the efforts of the National Shooting Sports Foundation." ...

"Representatives of the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s 'Project Childsafe', a project funded by The U.S. Department of Justice, have delivered over 2,000 gun locks to the area law enforcement agencies as part of a nationwide effort."
 

NY: Granny Held Hostage In Standoff
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"A man angry about losing his job held his 85-year-old grandmother hostage inside her Bronx apartment, surrendering only after firing more than 100 shots during a seven-hour standoff with police."

"The incident began Saturday morning inside the grandmother's apartment on East 166th Street, police said. The man, Adam Perry, 32, had allegedly been fighting with his father inside the third-floor apartment when the father called police at about 9:30 a.m."

"Shortly after officers arrived at the scene, the father escaped the apartment and said Perry was locked inside with his grandmother and was armed with a gun, police said."
 

FL: More Records Now Kept Secret
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"In a time when terrorism, privacy and identity theft are at the forefront of public debate, it may come as no surprise that state lawmakers often cite those as reasons when imposing a new shroud of secrecy on government records." ...

"In 1998, lawmakers exempted rabies vaccination records from public scrutiny, citing the privacy concerns of pet owners. But it turns out it was the veterinarians who wanted the records closed to prevent them from being used by major pet care companies to market their products directly to the pet owners."

" 'It had nothing to do with privacy. It was competition in the marketplace,' said Barbara Petersen, director of the First Amendment Foundation, an open-government advocacy group in Tallahassee."
 

Australia: Rifle range shut down
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"Bathurst's rifle range is closed until further notice."

"The range officer for NSW Police said it is a 'self-imposed suspension of shooting' on the part of Bathurst Rifle Club."

"The range has been closed because there is a remote chance a ricochet bullet could travel as far as the Mt Panorama race circuit."

"The problem is with the range's template, or boundaries."

"They changed when the Common-wealth Government sold the site to Bathurst City Council in the 1980s."

"Bathurst Rifle Club president John Coghill said the new template covers a section of the Mt Panorama racing circuit."
 

Navy Rifle Takes Third at NCAA Championships
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Navy rifle finished in third place overall at the NCAA Championships, finishing second in air rifle. Head coach Bill Kelley was named co-Coach of the Year, along with Army's Ron Wigger, after leading the Mids to an 11-1 season and their highest NCAA finish since 1999 (when Navy took second place).

“We were in sixth or seventh place after the first half of the day,” noted Kelley after the competition, “but they came out this afternoon and shot really well. Matt Albright and Chris Schneider picked up the pace and they all did a great job today.”

Matt Albright, who finished in the top-10 at the individual competition in both disciplines on Friday,

Complete results were unavailable at the time of release.
 

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