Keep and Bear Arms
Home Members Login/Join About Us News/Editorials Archives Take Action Your Voice Web Services Free Email
You are 1 of 612 active visitors Monday, November 11, 2019
EMAIL NEWS
Main Email List:
Subscribe
Unsubscribe

State Email Lists:
Click Here
SUPPORT KABA
» Join/Renew Online
» Join/Renew by Mail
» Make a Donation
» Magazine Subscriptions
» KABA Memorial Fund
» Advertise Here
» Use KABA Free Email

» JOIN/Renew NOW! «
 
SUPPORT OUR SUPPORTERS

 

YOUR VOTE COUNTS

Keep and Bear Arms - Vote In Our Polls
Do you support Michael Bloomberg's efforts to shred the Second Amendment?
No
Yes

Current results
Earlier poll results
1467 people voted

 

SPONSORED LINKS

 
» U.S. Gun Laws
» AmeriPAC
» NoInternetTax
» Gun Show On The Net
» 2nd Amendment Show
» SEMPER FIrearms
» Colt Collectors Assoc.
» Personal Defense Solutions

 

 

 

Today | By Month
Newslinks for 3/18/2004

Submit
Newslinks
Search
Newslinks
Brady announces lawsuit against Justice Department to further relieve you of your constitutional rights
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
FULL TEXT BELOW:

WASHINGTON - March 17 - Leaders of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence united with the Million Mom March will make a significant announcement regarding a lawsuit related to the landmark 1994 assault weapons ban.

The lawsuit is based on information about enforcement of the assault weapons law uncovered through the Freedom of Information Act.

The announcement will be made at the First Amendment Room of the National Press Club at noon, Thursday, March 18.

WHAT: Announcement of Filing of Lawsuit

WHEN: Noon, Thursday, March 18

WHERE: National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor
 

The Death of the Manufacturer’s Protection Bill
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
... "The end came following a bitter battle not only between pro- and anti-gun forces, but within the firearms rights community itself. Having been involved in the battle to the extent that I helped to coordinate Pennsylvania grassroots efforts with the efforts of similar groups in other states, one thing that I can say for certain is that the battle was not as reported by the mainstream media, the anti-gun forces, the NRA, or most of the 'establishment' gun-rights forces. My summary is that ultimately it was the independent, hard-core groups around the nation that took over and killed a bill that had become so bad that it needed killing." ...
 

CCRKBA Takes Gun Rights Battle International, Opens Office in London
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) today announced that it is opening an office in London, and joining with embattled British citizens in their fight to restore their firearms rights."

"It is the first time an American firearm civil rights organization has opened an office on foreign soil. CCRKBA Chairman Alan M. Gottlieb has appointed veteran Conservative Party activist Greg Smith as the organization's European representative."

" '...we are taking the fight against international gun control to our enemies. With the attack on gun rights becoming global, it is important to fight these battles on every continent before we find ourselves isolated from an important human civil right.' " ...
 

"Wild animals are like a loaded gun: They can go off any moment."
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
This is included here, more or less, to remind us all that some people are just plain whacko when it comes to their gun-related analogies:

. . . "This is a cougar, puma, mountain lion. Three different names, same animal. There're about 100 left in the wild. It lives in a sanctuary down in Jupiter. Someone had it as a pet before. Not a good idea. Wild animals are like a loaded gun: They can go off any moment." ...

--Jack Hanna, television host, former zoo director and "animal professional" (Orlando Sentinel, "Jack Hanna Knows His Furs and Feathers"; March 17, 2004)

Jack may "know his furs and feathers," but he apparently doesn't know Jack about guns.

While animals are capable of acting independently of human beings, guns are inanimate objects. Jack needs some education.
 

Guns and sons of guns
Submitted by: Robert Lewis

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"I have a terrible confession to make. You see, even though I am not a member of the National Rifle Association, am not a hunter and never even considered Charlton Heston a particularly good actor, I have no objection to my fellow citizens owning guns."

"Understand, I am referring to decent, law-abiding people who realize this is a rather violent society and the police can't be everywhere at once. Without weapons, how are people supposed to protect themselves from rapists, killers and home invaders?"...

"On the one hand, you have people convinced that guns are never used defensively to safeguard the innocent. On the other side, you have paid and unpaid lobbyists for the gun industry, wrapping themselves in the Constitution, pretending that the Founding Fathers had Uzis and machine guns in mind when they drafted the Bill of Rights."

-------
Pretend? Who needs to pretend? That is exactly what they meant.

"Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birthright of an American." ~~Tench Coxe, of Pennsylvania, The Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788.

When you forbid our military from keeping and bearing Uzis and machine guns, then we'll consider putting ours down. Until then, you know where to stick your paranoia about guns that look scary.
 

Guns-and-Girls.com Storms Kentucky Machine Gun Shoot
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"The folks from Guns-and-Girls.com will be taking their world of ammo and ass to Westpoint, Kentucky April 3-6 for the Machine Gun Shoot event at the Knob Creek Gun Range."

"After the main gun shoot, Guns-and-Girls will have their models, scantily dressed in bras and panties, fire and pose with 'some of the hottest machine guns in the world.' "

"On Monday, April 5, Guns-and-Girls.com has their own special gun range at Knob Creek, and will feature six models shooting live full-auto machine guns in bras and panties. It is a photo and video Web shoot and the public is invited. Expert gun handlers will be there to educate and supervise." ...

-------
That's one way to get America interested in firearms.
 

Bill proposed to allow Congress to reverse SCOTUS decisions
Submitted by: Anonymous

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
H.R.3920

Title: To allow Congress to reverse the judgments of the United States Supreme Court.

Sponsor: Rep Lewis, Ron [KY-2] (introduced 3/9/2004)

Cosponsors: 11

Latest Major Action: 3/9/2004

Referred to House committee.

Status: Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Rules, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

-------
The Court has already shown it is completely unaccountable to anyone, and the legislators have no respect for the Constitution anyway. Is it any wonder they want to gut a portion of our checks and balances in an attempt to seize more power for themselves?
 

First Amendment Restoration Act
Submitted by: Joshua L. Long

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"On February 11, 2004, Congressman Roscoe Bartlett, along with several other members of The Liberty Caucus, introduced the 'First Amendment Restoration Act' (H.R. 3801). This legislation would restore Americans' First Amendment rights by repealing sections of the McCain-Feingold law that forbid issue-advocacy groups, such as The Liberty Committee, Gun Owners of America, American Conservative Union, Concerned Women of America and the National Rifle Association, to inform their members about important issues and votes relative to incumbent candidates during the 30 and 60 days before primary and general elections."

"So during that 30-60 day period when the U.S. Congress takes a vote on abortion, immigration, gun control, United Nations, taxes, treaties, etc., we won't be able to tell you about it without committing a federal crime and risking jail time! Even a simple E-mail alert will violate the law!"
 

Feds to require passenger data from airlines
Submitted by: Sean Glazier

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday it will order airlines to turn over passengers' personal records in the next couple of months to test a computerized passenger screening program that could keep dangerous people off airlines."

"Some members of Congress, though, said the project is so flawed that it will ultimately be canceled."

"David Stone, acting TSA administrator, also said preliminary version of a consolidated watch list will be online by March 31 for government agencies to access."
 

Lawmaker: Punish irresponsible gun owners
Submitted by: Sean Glazier

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
On the heels of a preschooler's attempt to bring a weapon to a Flint school, a state legislator said he would consider writing a law punishing adults who let guns fall into hands barely large enough to hold them.

----
take a rare incident and punish all gun owners with more laws
 

Montana Group: 'Gun Rights' an Extremist Political Tool
Submitted by: Sean Glazier

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
The Montana Human Rights Network (MHRN) has been keeping watch on right-wing extremist groups in Big Sky Country since its inception in 1990. Over that time, they've had ample opportunity to examine the relationships between groups that call themselves "gun rights" organizations and those of broader and more controversial bents, like the Militia of Montana.
 

VA: Woman gained access last year to nonpublic areas of airport
Submitted by: Anonymous

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Normally, passengers entering the concourse must go through extensive checks of identification, airline tickets and baggage. They also must pass through metal detectors and have personal belongings checked."

"How the woman trespassed in a high-security sector on Nov. 2 became the focus of an internal investigation, with assistance from the federal Transportation Security Administration, The Times-Dispatch has learned. No charges were filed, and authorities eventually determined that the woman did not pose a threat."

-------
Considering how easy it was for a person to boldly gain access to "sensitive" areas of the airport without even trying, how easy would it be for an armed thug or a terrorist? And the gun banners want to disarm citizens at Virginia's airports!
 

NY: Bloomy's 'fun' gun
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Mayor Bloomberg appeared to be packin' heat - a very realistic-looking gun - at a press conference yesterday about the dangers of toy weapons."

" 'Let me show you something,' the mayor announced suddenly, stepping away from the podium to reveal a 'Luger' tucked in his waist." ...

"Anybody want to stop and guess whether I've got a gun on?"

-------
If it were real, you'd have a real chance of getting your gonads blown off, Mr. Mayor.

And check the ignoramus police commissioner Ray Kelly, "Keep in mind, outlawing real guns is a problem in this country with the NRA," the mayor concluded.

"How any parent or caring human being looking at the carnage on the streets of this country and not want to outlaw guns I can't quite understand."

And how any intelligent, rational human being can believe that outlawing guns and leaving people defenseless against armed thugs will stop the so-called "carnage" is beyond the realm of human understanding.
 

Miss Fitz' Guide to Guns, Part II
Submitted by: Anonymous

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Last time, Miss Euphemia Fitz, the madam... er, headmistress of Miss Fitz's Young Ladies Academy, talked about the relative advantages of revolvers and semi-autos. Now, in Part II of her four-part series, Miss Fitz reveals the scoop on how to shop for that sidearm without shooting yourself in the foot."
 

Health fascists and chic diners
Submitted by: LFA Editor
Website: http://www.libertyforall.net

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"It is ironic that latte liberals who fight tirelessly for personal freedoms, including legalized marijuana and death-on-demand, often populate the anti-nuisance camp. Granted it can be very irritating to digest veggie burgers or drink fine wines within a cloud of smoke, but clientele can be disturbed by a variety of other ambient factors including unruly children (voting mothers and Golden Corral would likely oppose this ban), extraneous mobile phone chitchat (beep. beep. do you hear me now, Nextel?), loud perfume, drunk patrons, relentless ice-crunchers or even lousy background music. These irritants are best remedied by the local establishment, not through jackboot ordinances or outright bans."
 

A Rare Opportunity to Grill the Drug Czar
Submitted by: LFA Editor
Website: http://www.libertyforall.net

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Drug Czar John Walters is at it again - traveling around the country on a taxpayer-funded drug war myths tour - but this time we have his schedule!!"

"Walters and the White House usually keep his schedule a secret until the last minute because they fear that drug policy reformers like you will challenge his drug war lies. This time around we can plan ahead and pressure him to answer the real questions! We know exactly where he will talk and what topic he will address - the Bush administration's plans to take away parents' rights to decide how best to keep their kids safe. Let's say no to student drug testing!!!"

"Please organize a group to attend the Office of National Drug Control Policy Student Drug Testing Regional Summits. These events will attract media attention, a great opportunity to get our opposition heard!"
 

UK: Thugs shove shotgun in victim's mouth, paper calls victim "brave gutsy hero"
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
Here is yet another in a long line of armed assault stories in "gun free Great Britain."

In this one, a construction worker was beaten and had a double-barreled shotgun shoved in his mouth, complete with threats to blow his head off.

Naturally, because he was a victim, the UK paper calls him "BRAVE," "gutsy," and a "hero."

In the disarmed UK, being a victim makes you all of these things, of course -- because to the bulk of British subjects, sucking shotgun, cowering and waiting to die is an amazing act of courage.

Here in America, we prefer dispatching violent predatory criminals -- or at least holding them for the police. Brits' choice to be "brave gutsy heroes" is their business.
 

It's About the Bill of Rights
Submitted by: SaveOurGuns.com
Website: http://www.saveourguns.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
Bumper Sticker. Put it on your car. Where else will the message get out to "the people"? Click here for larger size.
 

MO: St. Francois County Sheriff will 'wait and see' before taking applications for conceal and carry
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"While some counties have begun taking applications for concealed weapons permits and others have announced dates when they will start taking them, Sheriff Dan Bullock of St. Francois County indicated Tuesday he is taking a 'wait and see' approach."

"It is not that Bullock does not want to issue the permits. He fully supported the concealed weapons legislation and the concept that qualified private citizens should have the right to carry firearms."

"Bullock is heeding advice from Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon ... There is the strong likelihood of civil lawsuits regarding the new law, and Nixon suggests counties should take measures to avoid being targets of those suits." ...
 

WA: Tacoma Cop Arrested For Alleged Domestic Violence
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
FULL TEXT BELOW:

-------
A Tacoma police officer was arrested for investigation of domestic violence Wednesday.

Police spokeswoman Tracy Conaway said Pierce County deputies responding to a call from a neighbor arrested the 35-year-old man at a home in University Place.

They confiscated his badge and gun and jailed him in for investigation of assault.

The woman was treated at Tacoma General Hospital for a slight concussion and bruising to the head and arms.

Conaway says Tacoma police are following their new domestic violence protocol for the first time since it took effect.

It was drafted after the murder-suicide last April by Police Chief David Brame and his wife Crystal.

-------
More proof that only cops should be allowed firearms, right Sarah?
 

WA: "4,600 square feet in lost wetlands" could result in "$1,000 a day for violations."
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
A man building a building and a driveway on his own property is facing potentially very harsh "environmental" enforcement.

. . . "The plan, which was considered by the Planning Commission on Feb. 25 and March 10, proposes to leave the driveway entrance where it is and replace the roughly 4,600 square feet in lost wetlands and buffers with grade and landscaping changes in other parts of the property."

"Commissioners rejected the plan, saying they believed Frost should consider an entrance off Highway 20."

"Munce said he would await Frost's decision on an appeal to the council before taking further enforcement steps. Under city codes, Frost could be fined up to $1,000 a day for violations."
 

CA: Inquiry into whether man killed nine family members while police waited outside
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Fresno's police chief acknowledged Wednesday that his department is looking into whether Marcus Wesson (search) fatally shot nine of his children while police waited outside his house, despite frantic pleas from relatives to intervene."

"Relatives of the victims and neighbors say police should have done more to prevent the deaths, and Police Chief Jerry Dyer (search) said even some officers were wondering whether they did the right thing." ...

-------
Newsflash: the courts have repeatedly held that the police have "no duty to protect" you or anyone else.
 

IA: Police Chief Reinstated After Charges for Assaulting His Wife
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
FULL TEXT BELOW:

-------
LAURENS, Iowa -- The Laurens City Council reinstated its police chief this week after placing him on administrative leave following an altercation with his wife.

Rodney Watkins was given a deferred prosecution for the Feb. 22 incident.

Watkins was arrested on domestic abuse assault charges. He will have the charges dismissed if he isn't arrested on similar charges for a year.

Under Iowa law, a police officer convicted of domestic assault cannot carry a gun.

Laurens is about 40 miles northwest of Fort Dodge.
 

TX: $5 million settlement in wrongful Texas "drug sting"
Submitted by: Anonymous

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"More than 40 people who were snared in a now-discredited drug sting in the Panhandle town of Tulia will share $5 million as part of a settlement, an attorney for the plaintiffs said."

"The task force’s only undercover agent, Tom Coleman, said he bought drugs from the defendants, but he worked alone and used no audio or video surveillance. No drugs or money were found during the arrests." ...

"After they were arrested, some of the first defendants who went to trial received long sentences, one of them as long as 90 years. That prompted other defendants to accept plea agreements for lesser terms out of fear of long sentences."

"Gov. Rick Perry pardoned 35 of those who were convicted."
 

How Hitler Became a Dictator
Submitted by: Sean Glazier

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Keep in mind also that, while the Nazis established concentration camps in the 1930s, the number of inmates ranged in the thousands. It wouldn’t be until the 1940s that the death camps and the gas chambers that killed millions would be implemented. Describing how the average German adapted to the new order, Shirer writes,"

"The overwhelming majority of Germans did not seem to mind that their personal freedom had been taken away, that so much of culture had been destroyed and replaced with a mindless barbarism, or that their life and work had become regimented to a degree never before experienced even by a people accustomed for generations to a great deal of regimentation.... The Nazi terror in the early years affected the lives of relatively few Germans and a newly arrived observer was somewhat surprised to see that the people of this country did not seem to feel that they were being cowed.... On the contrary, they supported it with genuine enthusiasm. Somehow it imbued them with a new hope and a new confidence and an astonishing faith in the future of their country."
 

OH: Ohio "sniper": Time for a new approach to prevention
Submitted by: Sean Glazier

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Peter Hamm, spokesman for the Brady Campaign, complains that Ohio currently has no mechanism to enter court records concerning mental illness into the National Instant Check System, the computer system that checks the background of gun purchasers." ...

"Only 17 states have the type of expensive mechanism Hamm is discussing, and even Hamm admits such a mechanism which would have done nothing to prevent the Ohio sniper suspect from obtaining his firearms, since he had never been ruled mentally ill in a court of law."

-------
This, of course, won't stop the gun banners from shrilly squawking their freedom-destroying litany.
 

Government to Soon Test Air Screening Program
Submitted by: Anonymous

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"The Bush administration wants to begin testing in June of a program that would enable travelers whose background the government already has checked to avoid lengthy security inspections at airports, a federal official said Wednesday."

"The registered traveler program would allow people to pay a fee and submit to government background checks. If these people are not found to be potential threats, they would avoid being randomly selected for the follow-up screening that some travelers face at checkpoints where carry-on bags pass through metal detectors."

"David Stone, acting chief of the Transportation Security Administration, said the goal is to move law-abiding frequent travelers more quickly to their planes and permit screeners to focus more on people about whom the government has less information."

-------
"Land of the Free?" Right.
 

IL: In spring, ducks not only ones with bills
Submitted by: Sean Glazier

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"In the age of rampant identity theft, many anglers and hunters are hesitant to write their social security number on state licenses. But that's required under an existing law designed to track down parents who fail to pay child support."

"How the two are linked I've never determined. Fortunately that would be a moot point under SB 2098, which would require the Department of Natural Resources to assign customer identification numbers to applicants for hunting and fishing licenses."

"Customer identification numbers would replace social security numbers on the face of a license. The DNR would keep social security numbers on file."
 

LA: State representative files gun control bills
Submitted by: Sean Glazier

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"After one of his former Little League players was shot in the head following a fight, a New Orleans lawmaker said he wants Louisiana to tighten up its gun regulations."

"State Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-New Orleans, filed three bills for the regular legislative session that begins March 29 to ban assault weapons in Louisiana after a similar federal ban expires, require background checks on all buyers at private gun shows and create a database that would collect information on the ballistic markings that guns leave on bullets or shell casings."

"A fourth bill by Richmond would require the registration of handguns and charge a $25 fee for the sale of a handgun."

-------
"After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn't do it. I sure as hell wouldn't want to live in a society where the only people allowed guns are the police and the military." ~~ William Burroughs
 

NH: Court ruling stirs up concealed-weapons debate
Submitted by: Sean Glazier

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"A state Supreme Court decision in a concealed-weapons case has added fuel to the fire that a Senate bill on gun laws ignited last month."

"The court ruled Monday that Alexandria’a police chief was justified in denying Cary Silverstein’s application for a concealed-weapons permit. Silverstein failed to meet the burden of proving he qualified for the permit, Justice Joseph Nadeau said in writing for a 3-0 court."

"Silverstein did not adequately respond to Police Chief Jeff Musheno’s request for documents on his past criminal offenses, the court said. Nadeau wrote that 'concerns about a significant and unexplained arrest history' figured in the chief’s decision that Silverstein was not a 'suitable candidate' for the permit."

-------
How about we start requiring permits to exercise First Amendment rights? How about we begin requesting documentation about past computer crimes and hacking capabilities of anyone wishing to purchase a computer?
 

The soul of the new machine
Submitted by: Sean Glazier

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Norquist calls it the 'Leave-Us-Alone Coalition,' a grouping of gun owners, the Christian right, home-schoolers, libertarians, and business leaders that he has almost single-handedly managed to unite (see 'Republicanism and Its Discontents,' News and Features, October 28, 1999). The common vision: an America in which the rich will be taxed at the same rates as the poor, where capital is freed from government constraints, where government services are turned over to the free market, where the minimum wage is repealed, unions are made irrelevant, and law-abiding citizens can pack handguns in every state and town. 'My ideal citizen is the self-employed, home-schooling, IRA-owning guy with a concealed-carry permit,' says Norquist. 'Because that person doesn’t need the goddamn government for anything.' "
 

LA: Judge dismisses drug, gun charges
Submitted by: Sean Glazier

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"When Cynthia Franklin died in her sleep in January, police turned her home into a crime scene and arrested her 20-year-old twin sons after finding small amounts of marijuana and cocaine and an AK-47 machine gun."

"The family protested that the bust was a callous, trumped-up act by vendetta-driven police officers, and neighbors nearly rioted against the police action."

"Though the officers were cleared of wrongdoing by the New Orleans Police Department's Public Integrity Bureau two weeks ago, a New Orleans criminal court judge last week declared the search illegal and rejected the charges."
 

CA: Man with video camera shuts freeway Drivers see long lens pointed at I-80 -- SWAT called in (Another Report)
Submitted by: Sean Glazier

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"When three Interstate 80 commuters reported that they had been in the crosshairs of a sniper's rifle Tuesday morning in Solano County, authorities closed the freeway, summoned a SWAT team and had media helicopters zero in on the suspect's license plate."

"Law officers arrested Rickey Roy Badgley, 51, almost two hours later after a standoff, only to discover he was targeting motorists with a video camera fitted with a high-powered lens, not a rifle fitted with a high-powered scope. They released him late Tuesday afternoon."
 

CA: "Republican" Bill Jones, challenging Sen. Boxer for her seat, "now supports the federal assault weapons ban"
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Sen. Barbara Boxer kicked off her re-election campaign Tuesday by assailing Republican opponent Bill Jones as 'on the far wrong side' of issues ranging from abortion to assault weapons." ...

However...

"He said he now supports the federal assault weapons ban because it defines the banned weapons better than the state laws he opposed." ...

REMINDER:

NRA backed Bill Jones in his failed bid for the California governorship.
 

Europe Terror Cooperation Faces Obstacles
Submitted by: Sean Glazier

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"European leaders met soon after the Madrid bombings to call for a 'plan against terrorism,' but getting real cooperation is difficult: intelligence services jealously guard secrets, security laws differ from one country to the next, and civil liberties concerns and bureaucracy intrude." ...

"Questions about civil liberties further affect the debate."

"In Germany, a country always mindful of the Nazi police state excesses, law enforcement is decentralized. The Madrid bombings have started a debate about how to strengthen internal security."

"The government has criticized conservative opposition calls for military involvement in internal security, an idea that Interior Minister Otto Schily has dismissed as 'the militarization of society.' "
 

OH: Ohio "sniper" (who used a handgun) arrested in Las Vegas
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"The man wanted in a deadly string of sniper shootings that terrorized Ohio drivers was captured at a motel Wednesday after a tipster spotted him at a Las Vegas casino reading a newspaper story about himself."

"An unshaven and disheveled Charles A. McCoy Jr., 28, was arrested without incident less than 36 hours after Ohio authorities released his name as a suspect in the attacks." ...

"He was charged in an arrest warrant with felonious assault for a shooting with a 9 mm handgun that damaged an Ohio house on Dec. 15."

"Las Vegas police impounded the car that McCoy was driving. Investigators searched McCoy's motel room and emerged with a paper bag but did not disclose its contents." ...
 

SC: Self-defense cited in 2002 killing
Submitted by: Sean Glazier

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
NOTE:
Use the following information to access this article:
Site username: Newslinks
Site password: Newslinks
Must have cookies turned on for it to work.

------
"A Berkeley County jury began hearing testimony Tuesday to determine if Archie Clifford Eagerton III was trying only to defend himself and his family when he fatally shot an unarmed man in the back two years ago, as one of his attorneys suggested." ...

" 'Self-defense is not a crime in South Carolina,' defense attorney Beau Seaton told jurors during his opening statement."

"Eagerton acted only after his truck was chased by a carload of people, and he was forced to defend himself and his wife, who was five months pregnant, Seaton said."
 

Big brother may soon be monitoring Grandma's health
Submitted by: Sean Glazier

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Someday soon, Grandma's toothbrush may be equipped with a sensor to see if she's brushing. Grandpa's favorite chair may be wired to transmit his blood pressure reading to his doctor."

"These and other new technologies intended to prolong life, help caregivers monitor people's health, and save labor costs at retirement homes went on display Tuesday on Capitol Hill. High-tech alliances of leading university labs and technology companies say their devices could be available in three to 10 years. They want Congress to help pay for them."

-------
Congress has no money. That's money that belongs to the taxpayers, and if there is no demand for these orwellian gadgets in the free market, we sure as heck don't want to pay for them!
 

MN: Poll on the churches' lawsuit opposing Minnesota's "shall-issue" law
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://home.comcast.net/~bruce.krafft/

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
FULL TEXT BELOW:

-------
Poll

What do you think of the ruling for churches regarding handguns?

* I agree with the ruling and am glad churches brought the lawsuit

* I disagree with the ruling and think it's a frivolous lawsuit

* I have to ask, "What's the point?"

* Other

-------
At 7:35 PM EST, 52 percent polled disagree with the ruling and believe it's a frivolous lawsuit.
 

MN: Churches win gun ban
Submitted by: Sean Glazier

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"A judge has ruled churches can ban handguns from their buildings, parking lots and day-care facilities despite Minnesota's concealed carry law."

"Hennepin County District Judge Marilyn Rosenbaum Tuesday said the handgun permit law violated the churches' exercise of free speech and religion."

-------
Are they ready to be sued for disarming their members if an armed criminal decides to take advantage of a church-full of vulnerable victims?
 

AZ: Police open fire with machinegun, killing suspect outside grocery store
Submitted by: Michael Lewis

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Scottsdale, AZ Officers from Scottsdale and Mesa got into a shootout with a fraud suspect Tuesday night in front of a Phoenix grocery store, leaving the suspect injured and panicked customers ducking for cover."

"Witnesses reported hearing dozens of shots, including some from an automatic weapon. Force confirmed that one of the officers involved in the shooting was carrying a submachine gun." ...

-------
Why would police need such a weapon? After all, the gun banners claim it has no defensive purposes whatsoever!
 

MO: St. Charles County, Mo., Executive Says Gun Fee Will Implement Weapons Law
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Charging applicants $95.25 and calling it a user fee is a fiscally responsible and legally defensible way to implement the state's new concealed weapons law, St. Charles County Executive Joe Ortwerth said Monday."

"Sheriff Tim Swope plans to start accepting concealed carry applications Saturday, assuming that the County Council adopts a bill this week that would allow him to charge the user fee. Ortwerth said that he expects council members to back the measure at a meeting Wednesday."

-------
Charging citizens nearly $100 to get the government's permission to exercise their constitutional rights - a permission that is not the government's to grant in the first place - is certainly NOT defensible, morally or otherwise.
 

PA: Constable fights for his gun
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"A Union Township constable with a gun conviction and a probation violation on his criminal record will turn to the court in his effort to carry a firearm in his daily duties since he is currently barred from doing so."

"Richard Daniels, 42, constable, is ineligible to receive his firearm certification from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), which oversees all of the state's constables, due to the firearms conviction, according to officials."
 

VA: Supreme Court is a political institution, Scalia says at W&M
Submitted by: Anonymous

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"The U.S. Supreme Court has become a political institution where nine lawyers using the 'enormously seductive living Constitution' have only helped to curb the liberties and freedoms guaranteed under it, Justice Antonin Scalia said Tuesday."

" 'The people have come to realize that we're not looking for good lawyers anymore,' Scalia said. 'That's what we used to do.' "

"Instead, he said, political views are paramount, with abortion the litmus test."
 

May I See Your ID?
Submitted by: Sean Glazier

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"First, we should adopt a national ID card. Surprisingly, this is anathema to many conservatives. If the right is willing to imprison people indefinitely and send young people off to die in Iraq in the name of security, then why is it unthinkable to standardize driver's licenses into a national ID?"

Maybe because we are not subjects for the government to track. We are a free people.

"The other area where I'd like to see a tougher approach has to do with 'cookbooks' to make anthrax, sarin and other chemical, biological or nuclear weapons. Over the last few years, I've collected a horrifying set of booklets, typically sold at gun shows or on the Internet, detailing how to make mustard gas, VX, anthrax or 'home-brew nerve gas.' "

So apparently freedom of speech and the press is OK, as long as you aren't saying or writing anything that frightens statists?
 

NJ: Gun did not fire without a finger on trigger
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"The gun that killed Costas 'Gus' Christofi did not fire without a finger on its trigger during tests, a state police firearms expert testified Tuesday in Jayson Williams' manslaughter trial." ...

"During his opening argument, attorney Billy Martin told jurors the defense will present evidence that the shotgun's manufacturer has paid settlements in lawsuits because their shotguns have discharged unintentionally." ...

"Martin also said in his opening the Browning Citori shotgun, designed for competition skeet shooting, has no safety."

"Ryan deflated that claim Tuesday, demonstrating the gun's safety switch for the jury."

"...Ryan said he tested all of the guns and found them to be in good working order."

-------
And we need an "expert" to explain this to us in America these days?
 

FL: Retrial ending for Miami officers charged in gun cover-up
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"A prosecutor accused police Wednesday of planting guns and covering it up after fatally shooting two fleeing robbers, but the defense insisted two turncoat officers lied to protect themselves and their pensions."

"Three officers are charged in a retrial with conspiracy, and two of them are charged with perjury to a grand jury and obstruction of justice. The jury was expected to begin deliberations late in the day." ...
 

Australia: Gun pointed at man's chest
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"A MAN had a gun pointed at his chest in an armed robbery on Brisbane's bayside."

"Police said the man left the Wellington Point Hotel at 10.20pm last night and was walking down Harris Street to the train station at Wellington Point when two men approached him."

"One man pointed a gun at his chest and demanded money and the pair fled with the man's wallet."

-------
Gun control in action. Innocent prey still getting victimized, while the government proceeds to make it more difficult for them to defend themselves against armed thugs.
 

MO: Missouri to get 500,000 gun locks from Project ChildSafe
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Missouri will get about 508,000 gun locks to distribute through police and gun-safety groups as part of a program with Project ChildSafe."

"The gun locks, which typically sell for about $10 each, are designed to prevent gun-related accidents, especially in children, said Missouri Gov. Bob Holden Tuesday. More than 216,000 have already been distributed to law enforcement agencies in the state. The rest will be distributed through firearm-safety courses."
 

Canada: Judicial council asked to investigate Alberta judge's gun ruling
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Alberta Attorney General Dave Hancock says he is not pleased that a judge in the province gave a gun permit to a woman considered to be a suicidal alcoholic." ...

"Hancock says it will be up to Alberta's Judicial Council to decide whether any disciplinary action should be taken against the judge for his controversial ruling. ..."

"Judge Don Demetrick ...said people living in the forests of rural Canada need guns to protect themselves from bears and cougars."

"He also criticized Canada's gun laws... "

-------
Apparently freedom of speech and judicial authority mean nothing in Canada, unless the speech and the judge in question toe the gun banner line.
 

Philippines: Mayor’s son ‘dares’ Abra guv to a gun duel
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"THE son of a lady mayor in Abra allegedly challenged Abra Gov. Vicente Valera to a duel inside a cockpit arena in the capital town of Bangued Tuesday afternoon, reports said." ...

"The entire Abra province was placed under Comelec control in the 2001 polls with all gun ban exemptions issued to politicians subsequently revoked."

"Last Tuesday, Cordillera Police Director Rowland Albano also launched a cash reward scheme of P20,000 to any person who can pinpoint to authorities loose gun holders in Abra."
 

MD: Battling Gun Bills Work Way Through General Assembly
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"A showdown is looming over two very different gun bills in the General Assembly."

"One bill would let gun owners carry their weapons hidden and the other would stop the sale of toy guns that look real."

"Pro-gun legislators said concealed firepower would be the ultimate deterrent to crime. They are making in their push to allow handgun owners to carry their weapons with them like a wallet or comb."
 

Jamaica: US freezes gun, ammo imports
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"GUN DEALERS are analysing the implications for their businesses after it emerged yesterday that the United States had ordered a freeze on the licences of all dealers to import guns and ammunition into Jamaica."

"A top firearm dealer, Leighton Sasso, said yesterday that the decision would adversely affect his sales." ...

"A document faxed from the Bureau of Political Military Affairs in Washington D.C. to the dealers yesterday said no licences would be considered for firearms and/or ammunition for Jamaica at this time."
 

CA: Here's what happens when an entire population is indoctrinated against firearms
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
Man suspected of brandishing gun armed with camera

"A man who police and witnesses thought was brandishing a rifle with a scope at traffic on Interstate 80 on Tuesday morning turned out to be waving nothing more dangerous than a camera with a long lens, a Highway Patrol spokesman said."
 

IN: Gun bigot editor admits the plan to compromise the privacy of thousands of Indiana gun owners was meant to "foment debate"
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"I asked her why the paper would even want to do such an article as this. ..."

"I then asked her why they would want to publish the names or addresses of the holders. She gave a few different answers, public records, right to know, parents wanting to check if a household where their kids play has a gun, people who are dating wanting to know if their new boy/girlfriends pack heat, etc. However, I had a hard time actually getting her to explain what had motivated their paper to suggest this. I could barely wangle it out of her. Finally, she stated that this was intended to 'foment debate.' "

-------
Essentially, this appears to be a ploy to attract attention and maybe readership to a podunk newspaper which doubles as fish wrap on a good day.
 

MO: Cape Co. to start giving gun permits despite suit threats
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Despite the looming possibility of lawsuits, the Cape Girardeau County Commission passed a resolution Monday that allows residents to obtain concealed weapons permits."

"Sheriff John Jordan will begin processing applications Wednesday."

"The commission met with Jordan and Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle to discuss the issue Monday morning before giving its approval."

"Swingle warned that concealed weapons opponents are threatening to file suits against counties that begin issuing the permits."
 

Federal immigration agent allegedly commits suicide while driving down the highway
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"The special agent in charge of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Phoenix was found dead Tuesday in his government car north of Tucson, an apparent suicide victim."

"Thomas DeRouchey, 45, interim special agent charged with dismantling violent criminal operations associated with immigrant smuggling, was on his way to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson to participate in a news conference announcing the federal government's latest efforts to stem illegal immigration." ...

"Witnesses saw DeRouchey's government-issued Chrysler Concord swerve out of control about 8:35 a.m. and slam into a median guardrail on I-10 in Marana, northwest of Tucson..."

"...died of a self-inflicted gunshot to the head..." ...
 

IN: Local Law Enforcement Officers Arrested....
Submitted by: Larry Mitchell

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Two law enforcement officials who normally put suspects behind bars are now in jail themselves."

"Indiana State police said the Washington County Jail administrator and a sheriff's deputy were involved in an alleged drug operation at the jail, WLKY NewsChannel 32's Julia Harding reported Wednesday."

"Joel Jackson, 46, the jail administrator, is charged with stealing prescription drugs from inmates."
 

 QUOTES TO REMEMBER
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.— Benjamin Franklin Historical Review of Pennsylvania. [Note: This sentence was often quoted in the Revolutionary period. It occurs even so early as November, 1755, in an answer by the Assembly of Pennsylvania to the Governor, and forms the motto of Franklin's "Historical Review," 1759, appearing also in the body of the work. — Frothingham: Rise of the Republic of the United States, p. 413. ]

COPYRIGHT POLICY: The posting of copyrighted articles and other content, in whole or in part, is not allowed here. We have made an effort to educate our users about this policy and we are extremely serious about this. Users who are caught violating this rule will be warned and/or banned.
If you are the owner of content that you believe has been posted on this site without your permission, please contact our webmaster by following this link. Please include with your message: (1) the particulars of the infringement, including a description of the content, (2) a link to that content here and (3) information concerning where the content in question was originally posted/published. We will address your complaint as quickly as possible. Thank you.

 
NOTICE:  The information contained in this site is not to be considered as legal advice. In no way are Keep And Bear Arms .com or any of its agents responsible for the actions of our members or site visitors. Also, because this web site is a Free Speech Zone, opinions, ideas, beliefs, suggestions, practices and concepts throughout this site may or may not represent those of Keep And Bear Arms .com. All rights reserved. Articles that are original to this site may be redistributed provided they are left intact and a link to http://www.KeepAndBearArms.com is given. Click here for Contact Information for representatives of KeepAndBearArms.com.

Thawte.com is the leading provider of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and digital certificate solutions used by enterprises, Web sites, and consumers to conduct secure communications and transactions over the Internet and private networks.

KeepAndBearArms.com, Inc. © 1999-2019, All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy