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Associated Press coverage of our trial
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Here is todays story from the AP, it appears that Montana's CBS station picked it up as well"

"The battle between a Twin Falls gun shop and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is in the federal courts this week."

"Red's Trading Post contends the ATF wrongly revoked its license over paperwork violations. Gun shop owners Ryan and Terry Horsley say federal rules allow for gun shop licenses to be revoked for willful violations, and they had little more than paperwork errors. For instance, some of the mandatory questionnaires the gun shop had to get filled out to sell weapons had Y's and N's instead of the full words 'yes' and 'no'.
" ...
 

Report advises against new national database of ballistic images
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"A national database containing images of ballistic markings from all new and imported guns sold in the U.S. should not be created at this time, says a new report from the National Research Council. Such a database has been proposed to help investigators link ballistics evidence -- cartridge cases or bullets found at crime scenes -- to a firearm and the location where it was originally sold. But given the practical limitations of current technology for generating and comparing images of ballistic markings, searches of such an extensive database would likely produce too many candidate 'matches' to be helpful, the report says." ...
 

THE CANADIANS ARE COMING!!
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"You'll recall that, a while ago, the President of the United States of America, George W. Bush, signed an agreement with Canadian leaders to permit each country to send troops to the other's aid in an emergency."

"In short, the President authorized foreign soldiers to cross our border and push us around ..."

"The alert JPFO issued on this subject asked a rhetorical question: how would you like those foreign troops to come around smashing down your door to relieve you of the weapons ..? Only we didn't say 'foreign troops'. We said, 'gun-hating Canadian troops' -- and we heard about that, loud and clear."

"From Canadians." ...
 

Second Amendment suits U.S. citizens
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"The Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution clearly states 'the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed.' Though U.S. citizens disagree on a number of issues, the American people are united behind this amendment, reinforcing the right of an individual to own a gun." ...
 

Introducing the world's smallest gun that fires deadly 300mph bullets - but is just TWO inches long
Submitted by: Paul Shoemaker

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"Meet the pistol that fits in your pocket - and packs a hell of a punch."

"The SwissMiniGun is the size of a key fob but fires tiny 270mph bullets powerful enough to kill at close range."

"Officially the world's smallest working revolver, the gun is being marketed as a collector's item and measures just 2.16 inches long (5.5cm). It can fire real 4.53 bullets up to a range of 367ft (112m)."

"The stainless steel gun costs £3,000 although the manufacturers also produce extravagant, made-to-order versions made out of 18-carat gold with customised diamond studs which sell for up to £30,000." ...
 

Misinterpretation of right to bear arms
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"Danish journalist Terkel Svensson was covering a meeting at President Bush's Crawford, Texas ranch earlier this week when he crossed the street to get better cell phone reception. As he stepped onto a neighbor's lawn, he encountered an elderly lady with a pistol yelling at him to get off her property. ... Svensson made it back across the street and looked at photos bystanders had taken of the geriatric Annie Oakley. 'I will show the photos to my wife and children,' he told CNN's Ed Henry. 'They thought I was on a safe trip.'"

"Welcome to America, Terkel, the land of the free and the home of 18-year-old assault rifle owners who can't legally buy a beer and 90-year-old women who are legally blind and armed with purse-pistols ..." ...
 

Taking aim at the Second Amendment
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A case in the nation's capitol triggered an issue that could affect gun owners in Idaho. A man was ticketed for owning a gun in Washington, D.C. where firearms are banned. Now the U.S. Supreme Court is taking aim at the meaning of the Second Amendment, the right to bear arms."

"They draw, they fire."

"'We have a lot of fun celebrating the old West and our old West heritage,' Editor-in-Chief of Shoot Magazine Andrew Fink said."

"Men, women, even kids are practicing for this months Cowboy Fast Draw Competition. To Fink collecting and shooting old guns is a hobby, but he worries his hobby could now be in jeopardy."

"'Everyone who owns a gun could be affected by this outcome,' he said." ...
 

DC: D.C. lawyers file last brief to uphold gun ban
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"D.C. Attorney General Peter J. Nickles said lawyers for the city filed their final brief with the Supreme Court in the city's effort to overturn a lower court ruling tossing out the District's 30-year-old ban on handguns."

"Mr. Nickels said at a news conference this morning that he was confident in the District's chances of winning the case and called the city's brief 'the gold standard.'"

"Oral arguments are scheduled to be heard March 18."

"Attorneys for the District will argue that the Constitution protects only the gun rights of militias and that the Second Amendment restricts Congress from disarming state militias and does not prevent states from enacting firearms regulations." ...
 

SD: Sheriff: Intruder shot in backside by owner of truck stop near Tea
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"A Sioux Falls man accused of trying to burglarize Larry's I-29 Truck Plaza near Tea was shot in the buttocks by the business owner early Wednesday morning."

"According to Lincoln County Sheriff Dennis Johnson, the plaza’s owner was working in a back office at about 1:15 a.m. when he heard a noise coming from somewhere in the building."

"Carrying a loaded handgun, the owner went to investigate and when he opened the door to his office, another door beside it opened and 'he finds himself face to face with the intruder wearing a mask and holding a prybar,' Johnson said."

"The owner fired one round at the intruder ... The bullet hit Yesda in his backside and he fled the building." ...
 

Fight Rages Over Guns in Parks
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"At the end of April, Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne will suggest new rules for carrying loaded guns in national parks that will likely relax the restrictions to bring them more in-line with state laws. In Montana, where gun restrictions are relatively few, carrying loaded weapons could be permitted in Glacier and Yellowstone national parks."

"Both opponents and supporters of relaxing the ban agree on one thing: Permitting loaded weapons in national parks where they are currently restricted will alter the role these lands play in our national identity. Whether the proposed change is for safety reasons or a political move in an election year, depends on where you stand and whom you ask." ...
 

Loaded guns don't belong in national parks
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"As if there weren't enough terrible ideas floating around the nation's capital, 50 U.S. senators have revived one of the worst ones to ever hit Washington. With the encouragement of the National Rifle Association, 50 senators have urged the Interior Department to reconsider a ban on loaded guns in national parks that has been in place for a quarter of a century. Many Americans, even some with NRA cards in their wallets, will instinctively ask why vacationers in Yellowstone Yosemite Parks need to be packing heat?" ...
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KABA Answers: Because thieves, rapists and murderers are 'packing heat'.
 

IN: Council Says No To Ban Of Weapons
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The City Council killed an ordinance Tuesday night aimed at prohibiting citizens from carrying weapons into city buildings, despite an eloquent attempt by one councilman to persuade council members to jump to his side."

"'I'm not fooling myself. Opposition is strong to this,' 2nd-Ward Councilman Marc Espar said. 'There are arguments that it will deny the citizens their 2nd-amendment rights and would make buildings less safe.'" ...

"Espar wrote the ordinance ... more than a month ago with Milsap's support."

"The two feel by letting the community know weapons are illegal inside city buildings, people with evil intentions will think twice about bringing a gun inside. Seven of the nine council members, however, disagreed." ...
 

WV: Manchin intends to sign 'castle doctrine'
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"When the National Rifle Association comes calling at the West Virginia Capitol with legislation in mind, it helps that the nation’s leading hunting and Second Amendment advocate has an ally in the Governor’s Mansion."

"Such is the case with the NRA's chief legislative goal this year — the so-called 'castle doctrine' bill."

"Gov. Joe Manchin is a lifetime NRA member and intends to sign the measure, which garnered nearly unanimous support in the Legislature ..."

"Twenty other states have enacted similar proposals that expand a homeowner's right to protect hearth and home by using deadly force, if needed, to thwart a prowler."

"And exercising such action isn’t limited indoors, either." ...
 

VA: Governor’s vetoes of gun bills displease Vogel, NRA
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"Sen. Jill H. Vogel and the National Rifle Association are not pleased with the actions of Gov. Timothy M. Kaine on Tuesday."

"Kaine vetoed Vogel's Senate Bill 436, which 'would make it safer and simpler for law abiding citizens to transport weapons in their vehicle,' ..."

"The Senate approved the bill 31-9, and the House subsequently passed it 69-29." ...

"'The Governor's heavy handed approach to kill legislation supported by the overwhelming majority of legislators in his own party demonstrates the power of the anti-2nd Amendment lobby over this governor,' [Vogel] said in the release. 'I consider it a sad day for the citizens of Virginia when the governor will side with a small but powerful lobby ...'" ...
 

AZ: Arizona Weighs Bill to Allow Guns on Campuses
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"Horrified by recent campus shootings, a state lawmaker here has come up with a proposal in keeping with the Taurus .22-caliber pistol tucked in her purse: Get more guns on campus."

"The lawmaker, State Senator Karen S. Johnson, has sponsored a bill, which the Senate Judiciary Committee approved last week, that would allow people with a concealed weapons permit — limited to those 21 and older here — to carry their firearms at public colleges and universities. Concealed weapons are generally not permitted at most public establishments, including colleges."

"Ms. Johnson ... said she believed that the recent carnage at Northern Illinois University could have been prevented or limited if an armed student or professor had intercepted the gunman. ..." ...
 

OK: Bill would lower concealed-gun age to 18
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"A bill that would lower the age at which people can carry concealed weapons from 21 to 18 is headed to the state House for consideration."

"'In my district when you turn 18, you already have 16 years of experience with a gun,' said Rep. Jerry Ellis, who added that he was exaggerating to make his point."

"Ellis, from southeastern Oklahoma, is the author of House Bill 2232, which was approved 15-1 on Monday by the House Judiciary and Public Safety Committee."

"The bill was requested by the Oklahoma Rifle Association, the state affiliate of the National Rifle Association, said Ellis, D-Valliant."

"Charles Smith of Yukon, executive director of the state association, said the reason for passing the bill is simple." [link added] ...
 

"...with force and arms, at the County aforesaid, did unlawfully..."
Submitted by: GunShowOnTheNet.com
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"...together with divers other evil disposed persons, to the number of Ten, and more, to the jurors aforesaid, as yet unknown, on the..........day of..........in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and thirty..........with force and arms, at the County aforesaid, did unlawfully, riotously, routously and tumultuously, assemble and gather together, to disturb the peace of the United States, in said County: and being so then and there assembled, and met together, did then and there make great noises, riot, tumult and disturbance; and then and there, unlawfully, riotously, routously, and tumultuously, remained and continued together, making such noises, riots, tumults and disturbances, for a long space of time..."
 

"Neither are the Inhabitants to be stopped or impeded . . . unless they are armed"
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"...The Firewards, known by red painted Staffs with Heads of Brass, are to have the whole Management and Conduct of the Engines and People assembled to extinguish a Fire.

"Neither are the Inhabitants to be stopped or impeded in Time of Fires by the Military unless they are armed, in which Case they are to be taken into Custody.

"All the Associated Companies, from the essential Service they may be of, are to attend the Fires without Arms: the Royal North British Volunteers excepted, who have been already appointed to a particular Duty with Arms..."
 

YOU being a Training Soldier in the Company of Militia...
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"Mr.

"YOU being a Training Soldier in the Company of Militia, under the Command of Lt. William Stebbins are hereby Required in His Majesty's Name, to appear at your Colours upon Thursday the 22d Current, at the usual place of parade at Nine o'Clock in the Morning, on the second Beat of the Drum, with Arms compleat, according to Law; whereof you are not to fail; it being according to an Act of the Great and General Court, or Assembly, of this Province, requiring the same, upon Penalty of paying the Sum of Twenty Pounds, for Non-Appearance..."
 

Circular. Norwich, "an immediate examination should be made of the arms and equipments belonging to the men", June 28, 1813
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"...the commander in chief requires that an immediate examination should be made of the arms and equipments belonging to the men under your command. And as it is desirable to have it done effectually and with the least inconvenience to the men; each commandant is permitted to inspect them by calling out the company under his command, or by taking to his assistance his subalterns, and inspecting the men individually at their respective homes. They must be completely furnished with twenty-four rounds of Ball cartridges as required by law; that in case an alarm should happen, or a detachment be required, no delay should prevent their marching completely furnished at the shortest notice..."
 

"...to supplying the Army with Fire-Arms..."
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"...THE Committee of both Houses on the Letter this Morning received by this Court from His Excellency General WASHINGTON to supplying the Army with Fire-Arms, beg Leave to Report, by Way of Resolve, viz.

"RESOLVED, That a Committee be appointed in this several Counties of Suffolk, Essex, Middlesex, Hampshire, Worcester, Plymouth, Bristol, and York, to purchase as early as possible, in the Recess of this Court, all the good and effective Fire-Arms, which are to be obtained in the several Towns in the Counties aforesaid, on the best Terms they may be had..."

 

Honor Among Thieves
Submitted by: Idaho Ordnance
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"Edgar A. Domenech says he thought Justice Department officials would welcome information about mismanagement at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives."

"Instead, the 23-year ATF veteran says, Justice officials ignored his complaints and later retaliated against him by demoting him, denying him a bonus and attempting to give him a poor job review."

"What, you thought Maximum Mike was interested in anything besides consolidating power?"

"I'm real curious as to what the 'Vote Freedom First President' quote that they were going to put on an engraving outside BATFU's lair said."

"Maybe 'Mission Accomplished'?"

"Perhaps they wanted to wait until after the Democrats take office for that." ...
 

AR: Officer suspended for using stun gun on cow
Submitted by: jac

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Authorities say a Rogers police lieutenant accused of shocking a cow with his stun gun and videotaping the incident will be suspended for 10 days without pay.

Rogers Police Chief Steve Helms says the suspension of Lt. David Mitchell will begin March 17. The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sent a letter dated Feb. 11 complaining that Mitchell filmed himself using the electronic stun device on a cow.

A report released Tuesday says the incident happened in June 2006 and involved cows owned by Mitchell's family. According to the report, the stun gun malfunctioned and shocked Mitchell and another man. Their second attempt did hit the cow, but appeared to have no effect, the report said.
 

DE: Pillowcase Buy Ties Trooper to Poker Heist
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"The first clue in the stickup of a big bucks poker game at a Delaware country club came when the card players said that one of the victims was a Delaware state trooper."

"Before police even arrived at the scene, the trooper took off."

"Nearly three weeks later, the Delaware State Police announced the arrest of Trooper First Class HyunJin Kim, 27."

"The two-year veteran of the state police patrol was charged with 11 counts of robbery as well as wearing a disguise during a felony, possession of a weapon during a felony and conspiracy."

"For his protection, Kim is being held in an unidentified correctional facility, according to ... a spokesman for the Delaware State Police. Cash bond was set at on $240,000." ...
 

MD: Call 911 -- lose all your guns, get sent to mental ward
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[ORIGINAL TITLE: Hotline call gave grounds to take guns]

"Citing recent killing rampages in the United States, a federal appeals court on Tuesday threw out a Maryland firefighter’s claim that Gaithersburg police unreasonably searched his home and took his collection of 41 guns and ammunition after responding to a report that he was armed, suicidal and could be a threat to his co-workers."

"In a 3-0 ruling, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the police were justified in conducting the warrantless search and seizure in an era of unprecedented domestic carnage at schools, workplaces and shopping malls." [emphasis added]

"... Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III wrote for the panel 'Respecting the rights of individuals has never required running a risk of mass death.'" ...
 

Thirty-Foot Trebuchet Fires Chicken Poop at Potential Thieves
Submitted by: Larry Stone

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"A businessman in the UK has come up with a novel way to deal with potential thieves: firing chickenshit at them from a 30-foot catapult. Joe Watson-Webb, a retired showman, had the iron trebuchet left over from his days as a showman, and gets his avian ammo from the farm next door. Local cops have said that they will prosecute Watson-Webb if he uses the catapult to defend his property against arsonists and robbers ... Watson-Webb is also the proud owner of a 20-foot-long cannon, out of which he used to fire his wife!"

"... in spite of the police's stance, the 70-year-old is standing firm. 'I'm not out to kill anyone or even hurt them,' he says. 'I just want to keep yobs off my land.'" ...-------

Submitter's note: Chicken poop?
 

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