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Must the Government Protect Its Citizens If It Learns They Are in Danger? The Supreme Court Considers How Far Responsibility Reaches
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"On March 21, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Gonzales v. City of Castle Rock. The case asks a question of grave importance: Is there a constitutional remedy when state police officers or social service workers fail to protect children (and others) who they have strong reason to believe are in danger?"

"In posing this question, the Gonzales case tests the limits of a bedrock principle of constitutional law called the 'state action' requirement."
 

Clarity on the Militia for 2nd Amendment Defenders
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"The militia in the United States, as repeatedly stated by the founders and every Supreme Court case on the subject, is the whole body of citizens capable of providing for the common defense."

"The inalienable right to overthrow corrupt rulers does not come from the Constitution, nor is it the law of the land by any means. Our government is designed to have all the checks, balances, and representation of the public to avoid tyranny. But if there ever comes a day where it becomes a tyranny, would we expect a tyranny to have a provision for legal rebellion in its laws? Of course we wouldn’t. The right to revolution exists beyond any piece of paper or law and is irrelevant to the militia itself..."

A REAL liberal.
 

The War of the Wrong
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"Just as there is a War on Drugs and a War on Terrorism ongoing in this country, there is a war without such a catchy name that continues unabated in America. That is the War on Guns. And just as the War on Drugs has spent billions of dollars with quite literally nothing to show for it but growing incidences of violence and the highest incarceration rates in the world; and as the War on Terrorism has cost untold losses of liberty to date; the War on Guns has prohibitive expenses all its own."

"The grassroots forces in the War on Guns like to say that they're 'pro-gun control' or 'for the children.' In reality, they're anti-gun at best, and card-carrying members of the rights-denial contingent as a matter of course. ..."
 

IL: New City Police Cars Will Have Cameras
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"Commissioner Michael Picardi disclosed plans to install cameras on 125 new squad cars"... 'Picardi said he's even experimenting with a Big Brother bonus for unmarked police cars: a tiny microphone positioned near the windshield so powerful it can pick up conversations on the street.' "

"You could pull into a street corner and, if there's a drug deal going on a half-block away, you can hear what's going on. You could have all the windows shut and the air-conditioning on and you could hear everything going on outside the vehicle," Picardi said."

"It's all pluses, no minuses,"

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Apparently trampling over our Second Amendment rights isn't enough for Comrade Daley. He has to add the Fourth Amendment to that list as well.
 

IL: CCRKBA Calls Chicago Cops' Hidden Microphones a Civil Rights Threat
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"Disclosure that the Chicago, Ill. Police department has apparently been 'experimenting' with tiny microphones in unmarked police cars that can pick up nearby conversations on the street is yet another civil rights slap in the face in a city where law-abiding citizens have already been effectively stripped of their gun rights."

"The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) today agreed with Ed Yohnka, spokesman for the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois that there is a genuine concern about Fourth Amendment violations if such conversations would be recorded without warrants."
 

IL: Bill would make carrying concealed firearm legal in Illinois
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"An Illinois lawmaker wants to allow the state's residents to carry concealed firearms." ...

" 'Anytime you increase availability of firearms, you see corresponding increases in death and injury,' said Thom Mannard, the executive director for the Illinois Coalition Against Handgun Violence." -- KABA Note: Is that why Washington DC, Chicago and New York -- where gun control laws are some of the toughest in the nation -- have some of the highest homicide rates in the country? Don't let the facts stop your hysterical blathering, Thom.
 

UK: Mum jailed for firing air gun in row with vandals
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"A MOTHER who opened fire with a pellet gun after 'yobbos' launched a campaign of vandalism against her family was jailed for three months today."

"Linda Walker, 48, who teaches children with behavioural problems, had the gun in her underwear drawer after her shed was broken into.
A confrontation with a gang of youths drove her to fire the weapon at the pavement near one teenager's feet."

"Walker was found guilty of affray and possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence after a week-long trial at Manchester Crown Court last month."
 

UK: Should pellet gun teacher have been jailed?
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"A special needs teacher who fired a pellet gun at youths following alleged vandalism has been sent to prison for six months."

"Linda Walker from Urmston, Greater Manchester claimed that a campaign by local youths had driven her to fire the gun at the feet of a gang of teenagers she confronted near her home." ...

"Should Linda Walker have been sent to prison? ..."

One instructive comment:

"Of course she should have been jailed. What would have happened if one of the youths she shot at had been injured? I think the sentence is much too short. Where does she think she is, America?"
 

AR: Former Benton police officer pleads guilty to sexual assault
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"Former Benton police patrol officer Frank Michael Calvin pleaded guilty this morning in Saline County Circuit Court to third-degree sexual assault in the May 2004 attack of a 22-year-old woman." ...

"Calvin, a 16-year veteran of the department, was fired in June 2004 as a result of the woman's accusation that Calvin sexually assaulted her."

"The assault occurred in the department's break room early on the morning of Monday, May 16. The woman was arrested about 4:30 a.m. that day on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Because she would not submit to a breath analysis test, she was brought to the police station." ...
 

CA: Tackled by cop, 77-year-old cries foul
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"An elderly Crockett man who was roughly tackled by police as he strolled across the Alfred Zampa Memorial Bridge filed formal complaints against the officers on Monday."

"Melvin Ainsworth, 77, said he was blindsided by Vallejo police officer Jeremie Patzer while he was walking alone across the bridge at about 6:30 a.m. Saturday. Police say the incident began with a call that a much younger man was dangling a baby over the bridge railing."

"Ainsworth said he suffered a cracked rib and knee and wrist injuries. He had a cut lip and a blackened eye, and six stitches were required to close a gash along his eyebrow. He said he's been getting dizzy, has been vomiting and has visited a doctor twice since Saturday. ..."
 

FL: Orlando teen says cops tortured him with Taser gun
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"Opening statements have been heard in the trial of an Orange County sheriff's deputy accused torturing a teenager with a Taser gun."

"The trial stems from a lawsuit filed by Wanda Jackson, on behalf of 14-year-old son, Charles."

"Jackson says he was burned when Deputy Ryan P. Olssen fired his Taser at him in August 2003. He also claims Olssen kicked him while he was down, chipping his tooth."

"The deputy disputes those claims."

"Authorities say the teen was stunned because he was resisting arrest."

"The incident began when a bystander called the sheriff's office to report a teen was fooling around with a realistic-looking B-B gun at a shopping center." ...
 

NM: San Juan Co. corrections officer accused of creating jail gang
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"He’s accused of starting a gang at the San Juan County Detention Center and soliciting murder outside the jail. But one thing disturbs the community more: the suspect is a corrections officer."

"Jail supervisors said they started noticing strange behavior with some inmates a few weeks ago."

"But sheriff’s officials, investigating the incident, soon came upon a seemingly unlikely suspect: David Nicholson, a corrections officer at the jail. He’s now accused of starting the gang."

"According to officials, Nicholson allegedly solicited some of the gang members to commit murder on local street gangs."

"Nicholson faces two counts of solicitation of murder, one count of intimidation of a witness and 15 counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor."
 

OK: Former Hughes County deputy pleads innocent to molestation charge
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A former Hughes County deputy who was fired after being accused of molesting four teenage boys is pleading innocent to the charges.

Michael Carter of Wetumka pleaded innocent to seven charges that include lewd molestation, sexual battery and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Carter worked for the Hughes County Sheriff's Department for about two years and handled the department's drug dog. He was fired November 17th, eight days after being arrested on the molestation charges.
 

PA: Officer pleads guilty in sex-on-duty probe
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"A 24-year veteran of the Waterford Township Police Department pleaded guilty yesterday to administrative charges in connection with a broad investigation into police misconduct."

"Sgt. Richard Bock, who earned about $91,000 in 2003, was the first officer to plead guilty in a sex-on-duty scandal that has touched a third of the 23 members in the lower Camden County community's department."

"According to officials familiar with the plea, Bock, 52, admitted to having a woman in his patrol car for about 21/2 hours when he should have been working. ..."

Bock, who was considering retirement when suspended Feb. 4, will be suspended without pay for 120 days ... but will be permitted to retire and collect a pension.
 

OH: Gun fear shuts down the airport
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"The Transportation Safety Administration is investigating how an object that appeared to be a gun was permitted to pass through a Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport checkpoint Sunday morning."

"Baggage screeners saw what looked like a gun in an X-ray of a carry-on bag, but not until the passenger and the bag had disappeared into Terminal Three, TSA spokesman Christopher White said." ...

"White said the TSA is investigating why baggage screeners did not notice the image immediately."
 

UK: SNP in Scots gun law bid
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"NATIONALISTS today launched a petition calling for Holyrood to be given power over firearms legislation in Scotland."

"The petition was launched in Dundee and Aberdeen, accompanied by claims that Scotland needs a new firearms act covering guns, replicas, and airguns."

"The SNP move follows a Nationalist debate at Holyrood last week in which a similar call was made. In that debate the SNP came under attack from justice minister Cathy Jamieson who argued that devolved firearms laws would create dangerous loopholes that could be exploited by criminals."
 

Gun control needed to end tragedies (Letter)
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"This doesn’t have to happen. In countries where handguns are rare, this kind of horror doesn’t occur."

18 dead in school shooting in Germany

School stabbing in Japan, where guns are banned

Chinese students' throats slit

Need we go on?
 

FL: Florida Lets You Kill People!
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"You know what I thought upon learning last week that Floridians want to pass a bill 'permitting the use of deadly force during a home invasion or when an individual considers themselves threatened?' "

"It's about time." ...

"What could be more obvious than not prosecuting a person for defending themselves on their own property?" ...

"That's why bills like SB 436 excite me. While I'm again appalled at American society that we need to codify the obvious, putting common sense on the record is never a bad thing. SB 436 and HB 249 give individuals the right to use force, deadly or no, in protecting a home, residence or vehicle. That action is then shielded from prosecution, particularly if the thief is injured in the melee."

 

PA: Me & my AK-47
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"I knew I looked out of place at a gun store, but I wanted to see how difficult it would be to buy an assault weapon in Pittsburgh, just days after Keith 'Spud' Watts Jr. was murdered with an AK-47 knock-off outside Carrick High School." ...

"Firearms Unlimited followed all of the laws. Canella even cajoled me into a four-day wait period while I applied for the Pennsylvania driver’s license." ...

"Six days after Watts was murdered, four days after I applied for a driver’s license, one hour after entering the store and five minutes after a criminal record check, I legally owned a semiautomatic AK-47-style rifle."
 

OH: Birthday party is invite to court
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"...even though this party is still more than a week away, host Bruce Beatty already expects the police to show up."

"...When the Wood County resident and his guests gather at Toledo's Ottawa Park to celebrate the first anniversary party of Ohio's concealed-carry law at noon April 9, he'll be packing his 45-caliber automatic handgun in violation of the city's ban on guns in its parks."

" 'I dare them to arrest me. I absolutely dare them,' said Mr. Beatty, a Luckey, Ohio, resident. ..." ...

"Toledo police Deputy Chief Derrick Diggs, who is in charge of the department's operations, said he will meet with the city law department this week about the April 9 gathering."

" 'The law is the law, and we can't have people out there violating the law,' he said."
 

South Africa: Rush is on to dump illegal guns
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"More people are expected to rush to police stations countrywide in the next two days to give up their illegal firearms and ammunition, said government news agency BuaNews on Tuesday."

"The deadline for the handing in of illegal weapons is March 31 - Thursday."

"The agency reported that those who did not hand in illegal guns faced up to 25 years in jail."
 

OH: Ohioans For Concealed Carry Issues 2005 Ohio Concealed Handgun License Report
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"Ohio's Concealed Handgun License program is one of the most successful consumer protection programs in state history, according to a first-ever report released today by Ohioans For Concealed Carry, the state's largest grassroots organization focused solely on protecting and improving Ohioans' right to bear arms for self-defense."

"In the 2005 Ohio Concealed Handgun License Report, OFCC observes that, according to numbers released by the state Attorney General, about 175 people are taking advantage of this program daily by applying for licenses. As we mark the first anniversary of the law's activation, approximately 50,000 Ohioans are now licensed to carry concealed handguns for their defense and security."
 

OR: School Forbids Photo Of Gun-Wielding Marine
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"A McKay High School freshman isn't allowed to display a photo of her brother, a Marine who was serving in Iraq."

"Shea Riecke says she's proud of her brother, 25-year-old Cpl. William Riecke. She recently brought a photo to display in her classroom." ...

"But the Salem-Keizer School District says the picture is 'inappropriate in a classroom setting' because he is holding a gun."

"The district asked the student to bring a second photo of her brother and offered to digitally remove the guns. But the family declined. Mother Connie Riecke called it censorship."
 

TN: Gun safety campaign begins on Knox billboards
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"A new effort is underway to get more Knox County residents to lock up their guns, in the hopes of keeping kids safe."

"The first of many billboards went up Tuesday morning, announcing the gun safety campaign. The signs say 'Put 'em up for children's sake, lock up guns.' "

"Lamar Advertising donated billboard space for the $40,000 campaign and teamed up with the Knox County Sheriff's Office."
 

NY: Rifle features history of Chemung County
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"It was known as the gun that won the West, and soon it will capture -- for posterity -- some of Chemung County's most important history."

"This side of the engraved Winchester shows the Chemung County Courthouse, a map of Chemung County and the Arnot Mansion, which is home to the Arnot Art Museum."

"A Colorado company that specializes in creating limited-edition custom rifles, adorned with scenes of local heritage, plans to make Chemung County the subject of its next series."

"Rocky Mountain Firearms Ltd. of Fort Collins, Colo., customizes the famous Winchester Model 94 lever-action rifle for its series based on the rifle's own historic significance and continued popularity as a hunting rifle and collector's piece."
 

OK: Court Pulls Trigger On Key Gun Law Case Ruling
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"A state appeals court handed down a key legal ruling Monday in a lawsuit in which national employers are challenging a state gun law in federal court."

"The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals returned the decision concerning a statute passed by the Legislature last year that prohibits employers from barring guns on company property in locked vehicles."

"The state appeals court ruled the law is criminal in nature, rather than civil, and would subject violators to misdemeanor sanctions rather than civil penalties."
 

MT: 'Golden' gun to be auctioned Thursday
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"Collectors from as far away as Belgium converge on Billings Thursday to bid on his exquisite selection of firearms."

"One of them is golden, and auctioneer Rick Kniepkamp and members of Woody's family expect the bidding to be spirited."

"The premier offering is an 1860 Henry rifle, factory engraved with a well-retained gold wash. The left side plate features an engraved deer chased by a dog."
 

IN: Leader urges gun control
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"A United Methodist missions executive is renewing his denomination's call for greater gun control after 10 people were killed in a shooting incident in Red Lake, Minn., this week."

"The Rev. R. Randy Day, general secretary of the Methodists' General Board of Global Ministries, urged fellow Methodists -- including President Bush -- and other Christians to join political and educational efforts to reduce gun violence."
 

OH: Boy Faces Charges For Taking Laser Pointer To School
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"A 12-year-old boy who brought a gun-shaped laser pointer to school in Girard in Trumbull County will face charges in a juvenile court."

"Girard police Monday decided to file delinquency charges against the fifth-grader because the object he brought to school looked like an actual firearm."
 

MI: Toy gun brings expulsion
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"The Greenville school board on Monday expelled a high school freshman who brought a toy gun to school March 11, prompting a three-hour lockdown. 'We will not treat lightly any behavior that appears to put others at risk,' board President Janet Ralph said. ..."

 

OH: 2nd Amendment among Betty’s website 'keywords', but content nonexistent
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"As gubernatorial-hopefuls jostle for position in preparation for what could be a bruising 2006 primary season in both parties, pro-gun Ohioans have begun to take note of who among the candidates have a record of true support for self-defense rights, and which of them may be more likely only to pay lip-service to support for the Second Amendment, as a means of getting votes."

"As OFCC PAC has reported recently... State Auditor Betty Montgomery opposed the restoration of Ohioans’ constitutional right to bear arms for self-defense, and continues to express a fear of CHL-holders that she sources to the time she spent as a lawyer, witnessing the 'dastardly' crimes committed against law enforcement by people with guns. ..."
 

OH: LTE: Gun-safety program should be mandatory
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"It’s only a matter of time before we hear anti-gun pundits thumping their chests over the second-grader who found a handgun and brought it to school."

"Instead of answers to the problem, they’ll use this incident to further their agenda to ban more guns, as if that is prevention. What we need is statewide prevention through mandatory education." ...

"Ohio’s lawmakers approved funding for schools to offer the National Rifle Association’s Eddie Eagle Program to kids of this age. The program should be implemented immediately as mandatory education statewide. ..."
 

Canada: Firearms Act Amendments Coming Into Force
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"Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Anne McLellan, today announced the implementation of important improvements to the Canadian Firearms Program."

"These changes pertain to several Firearms Act amendments contained in Bill C-10A, as well as regulatory changes announced in December 2004, and will be made effective April 10, 2005." ...

"Among other things, the changes being implemented will simplify licence renewals and speed up transfers of non-restricted rifles and shotguns to new owners. They will also reduce some of the administrative burdens for firearm businesses."
 

PA: Stu Bykofsky: Gunsmoke
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"I'M STUNNED that the reaction to last Tuesday's column on why Philadelphians want to carry guns was entirely positive - except for a single e-mail."

"Since Philly is liberal, with more than its share of loopy leftists and column-writing, gun-hating hysterics, I thought I'd be picking buckshot out of my pants for a week."

"I got support, of course, from gun-owners, Libertarians, Second Amendment supporters and 'gun nuts,' but I heard from many everyday people who feel a deep need for personal protection."

"What does it mean if the 'anti-gun' crowd is largely mum in Philly?"
 

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