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Open Borders Threaten Gun Rights (Liberty Belles)
Submitted by: Jennifer Freeman
Website: http://www.libertybelles.org

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"When the Communists take over will they let us keep our guns?"

"Guest workers programs, immigration amnesties, sanctuary cities, and overlooking immigration violations -- including violations committed by American business owners who knowingly hire illegal aliens -- are all indications of a merger between the United States, Mexico, and Canada. Such a merger has been implied in the Free Trade of the Americas Act and in the Council on Foreign Relations' report entitled, 'Building a North American Community'. The palatable and therefore politically correct term for this merger is 'open borders.'" ...
 

GA: A New Approach to Law and Order For Georgia: Encourage Everyone to Be First to Shoot, Says Brady Campaign
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"This week, the Georgia House is expected to consider a bill that could make Georgia a much more dangerous place. This legislation, if passed by State House, would make it legal for a gun owner in Georgia to shoot and kill another person whenever they feel threatened –- even in a public place."

"The Shoot First law made Florida a virtual laughingstock when it became law there last October, generating news coverage around the world suggesting that visitors might face risk."

"'This bill will enable the most aggressive and paranoid individuals in Georgia to use deadly force anywhere against a presumed assailant,' said Sarah Brady of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. ..." ...
 

MD: Cross Keys Robbery Victim Identified [CCW Defends Himself]
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"The owner of at least one gasoline station has now been identified as the man who turned the tables on a gang of violent bandits Friday in a parking lot at the Village of Cross Keys."

"Police confirm that Mark Beckwith of Bel Air was the man being beaten as he left his car, apparently on his way to a Columbia Bank branch ..."

"Beckwith was able to get back to his sedan and get his handgun, which he fired. One of the attackers soon died at Sinai Hospital, while another one was wounded in the hand. That man, 29-year-old Corey Mcleaurin, was treated at two hospitals and has been charged by police in connection with the attack on Beckwith, who is 57."

"Authorities say that Beckwith has a permit to legally carry a handgun. ..." ...
 

NY: Shots rout 2 teens in heist
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"Two teenage boys attempted to rob a Vulcan Street credit union at gunpoint Tuesday morning, but ran out empty-handed when a retired Buffalo police officer, working as a security guard, fired three shots at them."

"The robbers apparently were not struck by any of the bullets."

"The shooting happened inside the Riverside Credit Union, 245 Vulcan St., in the presence of a few employees and at least two customers."

"Buffalo police officials said they believe the guard's use of his weapon was justified because people's lives were in imminent danger." ...
 

HI: Like Sheep to Slaughter
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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... "Unlike in many other states, Hawaii’s citizens who are being attacked -- even in their own homes -- can be convicted of murder for protecting themselves. They are not automatically allowed to defend lives and property, as America’s Founding Fathers outlined in the U.S. Constitution."

"A lethal force bill introduced this session at the Hawaii State Legislature, which is modeled after the Florida law allowing law-abiding citizens to use lethal force to protect themselves if they are attacked anywhere, failed. In fact, that proposed legislation did not even get a hearing."

"Hawaii's police leaders instead suggest victims first opt to 'turn and run' rather than face their attackers and try to defend themselves. ..." ...
 

KS: Demos should stick with Sebelius
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"Democrats in the Legislature hold Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' fate in their hands."

"It may be that Sebelius' veto of concealed carry can be overridden without destroying her chances of reelection. Opponents of concealed carry may rally to her all the more."

"But overriding this veto will hurt Sebelius' ability to govern." ...

"Yet her agenda is the basic platform on which Kansas Democrats will run in November 2006 and in the next presidential election year, 2008."

"More importantly, this could be the Democrats' last chance for Sebelius’ business-minded brand of leadership. If this veto is overridden, moderate and conservative Democrats in Kansas may well find themselves back in the thrall of liberal activists in their party." ...
 

KS: Sebelius gun-bill veto awaits challenge
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"Gov. Kathleen Sebelius rejected a concealed firearms bill Tuesday in a move likely to lead to a tight vote to override her veto and test her influence in the Legislature."

"'While every law-abiding Kansan has a right to keep and bear arms, hidden weapons make it harder for law enforcement to do its job, and they make Kansas' workplaces less safe' she wrote in her veto message. 'Legislators know concealed weapons are a safety threat, which is why they ban them in their own workplace -- the Capitol.'"

"But the bill's primary supporters are confident this is the year Kansas will become the 47th state to allow concealed guns." ...
 

KS: Trimmer says he'd vote to override
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"Winfield’s representative in the Kansas House voted in favor of concealed carry and said this morning he would vote to override Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ veto of the bill if the issue makes it back to his chamber."

"'I'm not going to change my vote for political reasons,' Rep. Ed Trimmer, D-Winfield, said. 'I voted for it the first time. I’ll do it again.'"

"Trimmer said he received scores of e-mails from constituents who were in favor of the bill, which would allow citizens to carry a hidden firearm after taking a class and paying for a license. He received no responses from those opposed to concealed carry, he said." ...
 

KS: Concealed guns will not make Kansas a safer place
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"Kansas lawmakers call concealed carry of handguns a public safety issue."

"They’re right. It is. States that permit hidden firearms report the highest murder rates in the nation."

"Look at the numbers from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report for 2004, published last October. Louisiana leads the nation with a murder rate of 12.7 per 100,000 population."

"Louisiana is a 'shall-issue' state. Kansas becomes a shall-issue state if Gov. Kathleen Sebelius signs SB 418, approved this week by the House and Senate."

"But at least for the time being, Kansas bans concealed carry. Its 2004 murder rate, according to the FBI, ran roughly a third of Louisiana’s — 4.5 per 100,000 population." ...
 

NY: Goldsmith to run for Senate seat
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"Elizabeth Goldsmith, a well-known anti-gun activist who has lived in Rosedale for 21 years, announced last week that she plans to challenge state Sen. Ada Smith (D-Jamaica) for her seat representing southeast Queens."

"Goldsmith, who founded Mothers Against Guns in 1998, said the 10th district has been 'underrepresented and underserved' by Smith and that voters are eager to unseat the incumbent senator." ...
 

NH: New Hampshire House Kills 'Shoot First' Bill
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"The New Hampshire House today voted by a wide margin to defeat a bill that opponents believe threatened to encourage deadly violence by the most aggressive individuals."

"The so-called 'Shoot First' or 'Stand Your Ground' law took effect in Florida last Oct. 1, and is already being touted as a defense by a tow truck driver who shot and killed an unarmed man who was reportedly taking his car back without paying a fee."

"The New Hampshire bill failed in a 194-138 vote."

"'The House did the right thing today, when they realized the dangers of this bill and defeated it,' said Laurel Redden, board member of the New Hampshire Million Mom March Chapter of the Brady Campaign. ..." ...
 

AL: Watch where you park, or pack heat
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Alabama citizens, thanks to the wisdom of its Legislature, now can shoot people with more impunity."

"Following the sage advice of Rep. Albert Hall, D-Gurley, the Montgomery lawmakers removed language from a deadly force statute that formerly required you to avoid shooting people unless you absolutely had to for safety's sake. Now, if you feel threatened - and that's mighty subjective, isn't it? - just draw your piece and blaze away."

"Well, there are some restrictions, sort of. You can do this if you feel threatened in your home, in a place of business or in your motor vehicle." ...
 

IN: Governor signs law endorsing Hoosiers' right to use deadly force
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"Gov. Mitch Daniels signed into law legislation endorsing Indiana residents' right to use deadly force against intruders, a change that prevents courts from ruling that individuals should flee first before using a gun."

"The legislation signed into law Tuesday states that Hoosiers do not have to retreat before using deadly force to prevent serious bodily injury to themselves or someone else."

"Indiana did not previously require residents to retreat before using a gun or other deadly weapon. The new law, however, clarifies state law and prevents courts from determining that Hoosiers should run before using a gun." ...
 

MA: City councilor aims for gun offender registry
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"Offering the latest in a flurry of ideas to reverse Boston's spike in gun violence, City Councilor Robert Consalvo yesterday held a hearing to discuss a possible gun offender registry similar to the state sex offender registry."

"The gun registry would let residents find out if they are living near someone who has been convicted of a gun crime."

"'Someone who's been convicted of multiple gun offenses is just as dangerous to me and my family as a sex offender,' Consalvo said in an interview. 'As a father of two, the same way I want to know where a sex predator lives in my community, you better believe I want to know where a violent gun offender lives ...'" ...
 

GA: The Right to Fight
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"If you are in a public place and feel threatened, should you have the right to defend yourself?"

"Georgia Senator Greg Goggans, from Douglass, Georgia thinks so."

"He told members of the house judiciary non-civil committee Tuesday that quote 'every law-abiding citizen in the State of Georgia should have the right to choose whether they want to stand their ground or flee.'"

"A house committee cleared the controversial measure that would allow people to defend themselves in public areas such as parking lots and sidewalks."

"The 'Stand Your Ground' bill is being pushed by the National Rifle Association in several states including Georgia and Oklahoma." ...
 

CT: Lawmakers look at proposal to tighten gun laws
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Police and lawmakers are trying to close a legal loophole concerning gun ownership."

"Lawmakers and victims spoke out today, calling for a law to make it a criminal act not to report when a gun is stolen."

"All statistics for all the recent gun crimes in Connecticut conclude that most gun crimes are committed by people who cannot legally own a gun. So where are they coming from?" ...

"... police believe many guns are coming from legal gun buyers who buy them to specifically sell them to drug dealers, either for cash or drugs. When police trace the gun to them..."

"'That person simply says; 'I don't know where they went. They were stolen,' ... says Lt. Robert Lanza ..." ...
 

PA: Suspected sniper is man with pigeon-targeting pellet gun
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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A sniper scare in Pittsburgh is over.

Police say a 9-1-1 caller who thought a man was on a downtown rooftop with a rifle was actually looking at a man with a pellet gun who was looking for pigeons.

Several downtown streets were cordoned off while police SWAT teams fanned out to search nearby buildings.

Even the mayor was on the scene in a bulletproof vest, while police chased down witness reports of sightings, and finally closed in on a building in the city's theater district.

At the end of a tense hour and 45 minutes, the man's supervisor explained to officers that the man sometimes brings his pellet gun to work with him, to shoot nuisance pigeons.
 

GA: Response by sheriff irks family of recruit
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The parents of a Kennesaw police recruit killed by an instructor during firearms training said Wednesday they are frustrated and angry that the 26-year officer responsible was neither charged with a crime nor fired."

"In a written statement, the father of police recruit Tara Drummond called for a 'higher level review' of the Sept. 13 shooting during a class at the North Central Georgia Law Enforcement Academy in Austell."

"On March 2, a Cobb County grand jury considered charges of reckless conduct and involuntary manslaughter against Cobb Sheriff's Sgt. Al Jackson, but it declined to indict him. On Monday, Cobb Sheriff Neil Warren announced that Jackson would be demoted to the rank of deputy and suspended for 30 days without pay." ...
 

VA: Deputy's gun discharges in courthouse
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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An officer's gun went off this morning at the Henry County courthouse. A brand new Glock semi-automatic pistol accidentally discharged as a deputy was demonstrating proper unloading and take-down techniques with the firearm.

No one was injured. A news release from the Sheriff's Office says there'll be "additional training on the proper handling of these new firearms...."
 

UK: Thug cop facing jail for attack on innocent man
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A serving Lancashire police officer is facing jail after a jury convicted him of beating a member of the public with his baton and then lying on oath."

"After 11 of deliberation Jason Livesey was found guilty of assault causing actual bodily harm, perverting the course of justice and perjury at the end of an eight-day trial."

"Judge Anthony Russell QC told Livesey, who had his head bowed, that he had been convicted on 'compelling evidence'."

"The judge added: 'You know there must be a sentence of imprisonment.'"

"Livesey ... was accused of beating Lee Sayers in Accrington town centre in June 2003." ...
 

VA: Both sides of guns argument flawed
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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In his letter ["The right to bear arms, the right to self-defense: Essential," March 7], Alan Rose states, "Several years after World War II, Japanese Adm. Yamamoto admitted to U.S. Adm. Chester Nimitz that our Second Amendment played a significant part in Japan's decision to not invade the West Coast of the U.S."

Adm. Yamamoto died April 18, 1943, well before the end of World War II.

Aside from the Second Amendment, the other common thread I see through this discussion is the attempt by many writers to present personal beliefs as fact, ignore real facts, or just plain make them up.

This is true on all sides of the issue, as both sides accuse each other of writing fiction or propaganda when each side is guilty.
 

VA: Opposed to guns? Fine, but keep your mitts off mine
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The recent discussion of an interpretation of the Second Amendment has been spirited and thoughtful ["Second Amendment is clear: Our right to bear arms is inviolable," March 7]."

"It is important to remember that there are rules about statutory interpretation. In construing a statute, courts look first to the plain meaning of the text itself. If the language of a statute has a plain and unambiguous meaning, the court's inquiry ends right there."

"Whether statutory language is plain depends upon the language itself." ...

"It is relatively clear that the Founding Fathers intended for all Americans to have the right and the opportunity to take up their arms in defense of our country." ...
 

VA: Gun violence up in the city since 2000
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"A recently released report evaluating the federally funded Project Safe Neighborhoods program in Virginia suggests that gun violence has risen steadily in Richmond since 2000."

"The report, completed in January, also suggests that nearly two-thirds of Richmonders do not feel safer today than they did five years ago. And it concludes that six out of 10 city dwellers don't believe the aggressive media campaigns to raise awareness on gun violence have prevented people from carrying illegal firearms."

"The study ... analyzed crime data from a dozen cities across the state where the multi-agency outreach and gun-prevention program was implemented." ...
 

ID: Taking gun rights on the road
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"Authorities and gun purveyors in Idaho agree: protecting gun rights promotes safety and reduces crime."

"Mobilizing Congress to share the same position has drawn attention to Idaho's gun laws."

"'Anybody with any common sense knows, if there is a possibility an individual may be armed, you stand a good chance of coming out the loser in this deal,' said Capt. Ike Maxson of the Twin Falls County Sheriff's Office."

"U.S. Rep. Butch Otter, R-Idaho, has brought the state to the forefront of a national debate about gun control laws. His bill now being debated in Congress would help protect the gun rights of Idahoans traveling out of state." ...
 

CT: Smith & Wesson executives to tour Winchester plant
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"Executives from Smith & Wesson, a major handgun maker, will be touring the soon to be closed Winchester firearms factory, but one executive said people should not read too much into the visit."

"Mayor John DeStefano Jr. confirmed Tuesday that the executives would be in the city this weekend to tour the U.S. Repeating Arms Co. factory, where 'The Gun That Won The West' has been manufactured for 150 years. " ...
 

NJ: Pistol range construction to start in early summer
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"A $1.2 million county-funded pistol range will be built in Keasbey later this year, township officials said."

"Woodbridge will formalize its agreement with Middlesex County sometime next week to build the range, said Business Administrator Robert Landolfi at last week's Township Council meeting."

"'We have accepted bids, and once we execute our memorandum of understanding, I'll award the contract, and construction will start in early summer,' he said."

"Woodbridge Republican Chairman John Vrtaric asked if the pistol range would be built by the county or by the township."

"'It will be built with county funds,' Landolfi said. 'The county will fund the construction project ..." ...
 

TN: Bahnsen Earns All-America Honor
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"Sophomore shooter Krissey Bahnsen (Forest Grove, Oregon) received a second team All-America honor in air rifle from the National Rifle Association Collegiate Program it was announced by Rifle Head Coach Butch Woolbright, Tuesday."

"Bahnsen won the air rifle title at the Great American Rifle Conference Championships, and was named honorable mention All-GARC in air rifle earlier this spring. After competing in the NCAA Championships as a freshman, Bahnsen went on to complete in the 2005 Junior Olympics in Colorado Springs. She was a second team All-GARC honoree as a freshman after finishing fifth in the air rifle as a freshman." ...
 

CO: Abalo & Hess Finish Second & Third In Air Rifle At Junior Olympics
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"Army sharpshooters Chris Abalo and Wesley Hess shined at the National Junior Olympic Championships in air rifle, taking second-and third-place honors at the competition being held at the U.S. Olympic Training Center, where just over two weeks ago the Black Knights finished third at the NCAA Men's and Women's Rifle Championships."

"Abalo posted a career-high 597 the first day, then closed with a 589 for a two-day score of 1186, while Hess fired a 588 and career-high 590 for an 1178 composite. Abalo and Hess both qualified for the 10-person shoot-off, posting respective scores of 102.4 and 101.4." ...
 

GA: Rifle team qualifies for state
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"The Colquitt County High rifle team qualified for the state championships in style on Tuesday, matching the highest score in school history and having three of its top four shooters score a 290 or better."

"Colquitt County defeated Rutland High of Macon 1,163- 1,078 in the state sectional match at the Junior ROTC room at the high school."

"All four Colquitt County High shooters had already qualified for the state championships individually by scoring a 290 or better in a match this season."

"And the team had three scores of 290 or better on Tuesday, the first time a Colquitt County team had accomplished that in a match." ...
 

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