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AZ: Schools punish for self defense
Submitted by: Paul Raynolds

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"The old-fashioned concept of ridding oneself of antagonizers with a show of force -- whether verbal or physical -- no longer flies in most local school districts these days."

"In fact, the days when parents could advise their child, who may have complained of threats and harassment while on school property, to punch the other kid in the nose in the name of self defense, are over. If not, that student could find himself, whether wrongly or rightly, in the same boat with the antagonizer."

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Yet another reason to keep your kids out of public schools.
 

Gun guys site of the month: Smith & Wesson
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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"While the Model 500 certainly could be used to take down walking elephants and strolling grizzly bears, in an odd stroke of bad luck, it also looks like it might take down a few cops. So far, police departments aren't sure their bullet proof vests will protect them when they get shot by Smith & Wesson's .50 caliber."

"Everyone feel safe now?"

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Yep. We feel safe knowing that this gun is not at all concealable, too expensive for criminals and that we, as law-abiding citizens, have the right to carry one, much to the chagrin of the vacuous author of this article.

 

TX: Two men sought, third charged in Monday night home invasion
Submitted by: Paul Raynolds

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" 'The door to the house was kicked in and the couple and an infant were held at gunpoint,' Laird said. 'There was a struggle which resulted in several shots being fired, but further details are unclear at this point in the investigation,' he said."

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Instead of defending themselves with a firearm, this terrorized family was forced to rely on neighbors to call 9-1-1
 

UK: The pop music channel is changing its tune
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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"MTV stations are also united by shared 'themes' - the current one being championed is 'tolerance'. It was introduced after the channel was accused by members of the black music industry of inflaming Britain's gun culture. Mr. Bakker, however, denies that their complaints had any bearing on the new theme."

 

UK: Armed patient holds his wife and doctor hostage
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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"A psychiatric patient armed with a gun is holding his wife and a doctor hostage."

"The 50-year-old man took the pair hostage at a terraced house in the Kensington area of Liverpool."

"Police cordoned off an area around the house, on Huntly Road, as negotiators tried to persuade the man to give himself up."
 

PA: Former security head at development charged over chase, gun
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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"A housing development security guard was charged with aggravated assault for allegedly firing a gun at a suspect's car and kicking him in the head as he lay handcuffed on the ground."
 

TX: Citizen Makes Arrest, Gets Arrested
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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"Dallas police say the 44-year-old Southlake man watched from his van early Tuesday as a man threw a brick through a restaurant's glass door and started grabbing items."

"Police say the witness was wearing a police raid jacket and bulletproof vest and armed with a gun, plastic handcuffs and pepper spray and that he identified himself as a cop while pointing his gun at the suspect."

Turns out the armed citizen wasn't a cop.
 

A Donor's Generosity Means an Incredible Deal for Shooters
Submitted by: Anonymous

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Thanks to the generosity of JPFO Life Member Ronald Weiss, the Liberty Crew is now offering the deal of a lifetime to the first 10 JPFO supporters who jump on it.

Mr. Weiss has donated 10 CERTIFICATES FOR COURSES AT THE FRONT SIGHT FIREARMS TRAINING INSTITUTE in Las Vegas, Nevada. Each certificate has a retail value of $1,200, and entitles the bearer to take either a single four-day or two two-day courses at the famous firearm school.
 

TX: Bonds to clinch bag-screening deal
Submitted by: serinde
Website: http://www.progunwomen.com

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"A $121.5 million bond issuance being voted on today by the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport Board finalizes a deal struck between the airport and the Transportation Security Administration to provide permanent federal baggage-screening by year's end."

"The deal calls for D/FW and the TSA to present a united front to Congress to obtain federal funds for the installation of SUV-size bomb-detection machines. D/FW intends to build a system with remote handling areas connected by conveyor belts."
 

TX: Ex-probation officer faces bribery charges
Submitted by: serinde
Website: http://www.progunwomen.com

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1st story on page

"A federal grand jury has indicted a former federal probation officer from Fort Worth on four counts of taking illegal gratuities and two counts of bribery of a public official."

"The indictment, which was unsealed Wednesday, accuses Wayne Pollard, 38, of accepting a personal digital assistant, a Sony PlayStation2, a digital camera and photo printer at a substantial discount in return for granting special favors to a probationer he supervised."
 

TX: Constable accused of stealing shuttle tile
Submitted by: serinde
Website: http://www.progunwomen.com

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3rd story on page

"A Harrison County constable accused of looting space shuttle material has been formally charged with stealing government property."

"A federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted Robert Hagan II, 45, of Hallsville on a charge that he stole a shuttle tile. He's the third person indicted for stealing space shuttle parts that landed in East Texas after Columbia broke apart Feb. 1, killing all seven astronauts."

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Further proof that LEOs are not issued halos along with their badges. So what is it that makes them so special that some contend they should be the only ones allowed to have firearms?
 

FL: 9th Health And Safety Expo Set For Hunter's Green
Submitted by: Paul Raynolds

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"Tampa police will demonstrate self-defense skills at 11 a.m., with the department's K- 9 unit performing at 11:30 a.m."

"At noon, Tampa Police Dive Team members will demonstrate their skills in the park pond."

"The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office firearms training simulator will allow residents to test their reflexes with a laser gun."
 

CA: Ashcroft's Russian Roulette
Submitted by: Paul Raynolds

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"Ashcroft wants to stop such practices, believing that a gun owner's right to privacy trumps public safety."

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Considering that law-abiding citizens, by definition, don't break the law, and that the vast majority of criminals get their guns illegally, thereby bypassing NICS, gun owners' rights do trump any false perception of "public safety."
 

OK: State Senate backs police power
Submitted by: serinde
Website: http://www.progunwomen.com

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"Senators passed a bill Wednesday giving Oklahoma law enforcement officers more authority to deal with potential acts of terrorism."

"Senate Bill 509 permits law officers to use wiretapping to investigate biochemical terrorism, terrorism, terrorism hoaxes and biochemical assault."

"The measure, by Sen. Dick Wilkerson, D-Atwood, also says the Oklahoma Open Records Act does not apply to information ... relating to possible terrorism acts against the public or a public body."
 

CA: Mix-Ups in 911 Routing Targeted
Submitted by: Paul Raynolds

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"Family members insisted they lived on El Dorado Avenue; the dispatcher insisted their address was on West Foothill Boulevard."

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And anti-gunners want the public to rely on 9-1-1 to save them in times of trouble? Why, so they can send police to the wrong address while you're getting killed?
 

MO: House Gives Initial Okay to Concealed Weapons (Another report)
Submitted by: Paul Raynolds

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"The Missouri House gave preliminary approval Tuesday to a bill that would legalize the carrying of concealed weapons for the first time since 1875."

"For gun-rights supporters, easy passage of the proposal signaled that after 12 years of effort, this might be the year that the legislature put the bill on the governor's desk."
 

TX: Retailer, city at odds over proposed gun shop
Submitted by: serinde
Website: http://www.progunwomen.com

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"A Galveston man who wants to sell guns, ammunition and accessories from a house in the 200 block of 16th Street said Tuesday he’s getting the runaround from the city’s Department of Planning and Community Development."

"Robby Rosser said the planning department has kept him from gaining a permit and opening the doors of Combat Weapons of Texas, a company that already holds a valid sales-and-use tax permit from the state."

"Planning director Wendy O’Donohoe said last week that the city’s zoning regulations do not allow for stand-alone gun shops. The sale of guns is only allowed at department stores..."

"Combat Weapons of Texas would essentially serve as a mom-and-pop gun shop, selling small quantities of guns over the counter and over the Internet." ...
 

New Zealand: Teen jailed for kidnap and shooting rampage
Submitted by: Blacksnake

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"A Christchurch teenager was jailed for 7½ years yesterday following a kidnap and shooting rampage."

"Sentencing Nicholas Antonio McGregor, 18, Christchurch District Court Judge Graeme Noble described the incident the kidnapping and shooting rampage with a .308 rifle as 'quite appalling' and 'every decent person's nightmare.' "

"McGregor, drunk on bourbon and only two weeks out of jail, broke into a parked car where he found the rifle and ammunition on April 18 last year."
 

ME: Police offer gun locks
Submitted by: Paul Raynolds

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"The purpose of the program is primarily to prevent children's access to guns. People should know that these locks cannot be used on loaded guns, and guns need to be kept out of sight and reach of children, making sure that gun cabinets and keys to gun locks are inaccessible to children, and always store bullets in a separate location from guns."

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Question: how many robbers, rapists or murderers will wait for you to remove your gun lock, so you have a fair chance to defend yourself against the attack?
 

WA: Renton man charged in slashing death of girlfriend
Submitted by: Paul Raynolds

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"A laid-off Boeing worker was charged yesterday with second-degree murder in the killing of his live-in girlfriend, a woman the courts ordered he stay away from."

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Consider: the anti-gunners are always trying to convince you that an order of protection, not a firearm is needed to defend you against an abusive significant other. They also try to frighten you by consistently linking guns and domestic violence.
 

Germany: Man Robbed Twice In Five Minutes
Submitted by: Sage
Website: http://www.patriotvocals.info

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"A 61-year-old German man was robbed twice in five minutes in the western town of Herne, local police said Wednesday."

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In the land of stringent gun control, senior citizens get victimized and have no way to protect themselves.


The man first had his mobile phone stolen at a gas station by youths who then fled.


When he pursued the thieves on foot, a passing car with three men claiming to be plainclothes police stopped him, searched him and drove off with his wallet.
 

CA: Man Shoots Intruder In Self Defense
Submitted by: John Fansler

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" 'We never encourage citizens to meet violence with other violence...' said [the Sheriff]."

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If the Sheriff was an upstanding LEO, he would have said, "We encourage citizens to repel violence with violence and encouraged him to stand up and take responsibility for themselves.

Since the criminal was wielding a pipe, let's outlaw pipes.
 

Canada: Home invader's jail time cut
Submitted by: John Fansler

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"A man who organized a home invasion in Sooke more than five years ago has had his sentence dramatically cut by B.C.'s highest court."

"A five-member panel of the B.C. Court of Appeal agreed unanimously that the sentence handed to David Bernier should have been only six years in prison -- not the 14 years to which he was sentenced by B.C. Supreme Court Justice John Bouck in the late 1990s."

"In pronouncing judgment, Bouck said that he imposed a higher-than-usual sentence in the case to deter others because the number of home invasions was climbing dramatically."

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So let's get this straight: home invasions in Canada are climbing, gun control laws are getting more stringent, and criminals are being released early. Sounds like an odious recipe for victimization of innocent citizens.
 

NY: Passersby tackle bank robber
Submitted by: John Fansler

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"The man ran out of the bank towards the parking lot when a dye-pack exploded in the bag. The man attempted to get into a taxi in the parking lot, but the driver who saw something was amiss ordered him out of the car."

"At that point two witnesses realized what was happening and tackled the robber. They held him on the ground until police arrived."

"Garcia said police do not encourage civilians to attempt to interfere with potentially armed suspects. Nevertheless he commended the two witnesses for their work."

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Throughout history, it was considered the duty of every citizen to defend and protect the community and to act against lawbreakers.

Now, we are being told to act like sheep in line for slaughter. That only big old government can protect us and our communities for us. So much for our civic duty.
 

Guns in US School Violence Often Come From Home
Submitted by: Sage
Website: http://www.patriotvocals.info

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"When students use guns to kill themselves or their classmates, they usually get the weapon from someone or somewhere close to them, US health officials said Thursday."

"During the 1990s, US students who used guns in school-associated homicides and suicides most often got the weapon from their own homes or from a relative or friend, according to a study by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other government agencies."

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So in response to school shootings in which the assailants got guns through family or friends, the government responds by tightening controls on law-abiding citizens.
 

CO: Defeat the Colorado Gun Tax!
Submitted by: Tom Allison
Website: http://eternalvigilance.blogspot.com

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"The right of self-defense, which entails the right to keep and bear arms, is a fundamental human right properly infringed by no legislature. The right to bear arms is recognized by both the U.S. and Colorado constitutions. The notion of imposing a special tax on a fundamental right is repugnant and hostile to the principles of a free society."

"Yet the Colorado legislature is considering the imposition of just such a tax."

 

CA: Home invasion attacker dies (another report)
Submitted by: Paul Raynolds

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"David J. Stewart, 25, died of a gunshot wound to the head at 1:10 p.m. Wednesday at UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento County sheriff's investigators said." ...

"Lewis told investigators he was able to get control of the gun and shot his attacker once in the forehead. 'There remain a lot of unanswered questions,' Fatur said. It is undetermined whether charges will be filed against Lewis, he said."
 

CA: Woman remains critical after brutal assault
Submitted by: Paul Raynolds

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"A pregnant woman who was savagely beaten in her Bernal Heights home on Monday remained in critical condition Wednesday night..."

"The victim's baby daughter, delivered by emergency surgery after the attack, was growing stronger and was listed in fair condition, the supervising nurse said."

"On Monday, police responded twice to 911 calls from Bernal Heights about a man ringing doorbells and acting strangely. The second time, police officers transported Lucas to San Francisco General Hospital."

"Capt. Kevin Dillon said police believe the 911 calls came in after the woman was attacked."

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Yet another reason not to rely on 9-1-1 when your life is in danger.
 

Feds using the Commerce Clause to Obliterate the Individual Right to Possess Firearms
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"If you ask firearms owners if they know the provision of the Constitution the federal government is using to control their individual right to possess firearms, most people respond with a blank stare. When you tell them that every federal gun control law, except for firearms shipped in the U. S. Mail, has been enacted under the Commerce Clause, the blank stare turns to confusion. Firearms owners have either never heard of this constitutional provision, or do not understand the relationship between the private ownership of firearms and the Commerce Clause. The purpose of this article is to shed some light on this little known provision and show how the federal government is using this Clause to obliterate the individual right to possess firearms."
 

Medical malpractice bill would trample juries' rights
Submitted by: LFA Editor
Website: http://www.libertyforall.net

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"Federal legislation supposedly designed to rein in medical malpractice awards should be rejected because it would expand federal power at the expense of state governments and trample juries' rights, Libertarians say."

" 'This bill represents legislative malpractice at its worst,' said Geoffrey Neale, national chair of the Libertarian Party. 'If politicians are really concerned about rising medical costs they should end federal meddling in the health care industry rather than expanding it.' "
 

New Zealand: Crying student begged for life
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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"A Waikato University student was left crying on his knees as the men trying to extort money from him threatened him with a gun and dug a hole he thought would be his grave, the Hamilton District Court was told yesterday."
 

Handgun Production Lowest in 22 Years
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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"Washington, DC - The Violence Policy Center (VPC) today (Wednesday) released the latest edition of Firearms Production in America which details gun production in the United States from 1975 to 2000. The report reveals that in 2000 (the most recent year for which data is available) 1,282,000 handguns were produced in the United States, the fewest since 1978."
 

MN: Judge upholds decision to deny dentist a gun permit
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"A Hennepin County District Court judge recently upheld the Edina police chief’s decision to deny a dentist a permit to carry a concealed handgun." ...

" '[Metzger] has failed to show that the circumstance[s] of his life result in any personal safety hazard justifying the issuance of a permit to carry a weapon,' according to Duffy’s ruling filed in District Court."

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Since when do citizens have to justify carrying a tool of self-defense to ignorant, oath-breaking jurists?
 

TX: Friends of NRA schedules banquet
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"Delong said proceeds from the banquet benefit the NRA Foundation, an organization that funds activities like youth programs, promoting firearm and hunting safety, marksmanship, and public firearm education."

"Wiggins said a common misconception about the NRA is that all the members are hunters."

" 'A lot of our members are target shooters and don't ever hunt,' he said."
 

NJ: Borough will renew gun club land lease
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"The mayor and council plan to renew a long-standing lease of a 90-acre tract of borough land east of Brooklake Road to the private Florham Pistol & Rifle Club Inc."

"The $1-a-year lease for the club to continue to operate a target range for its limited membership of about 100 will be offered without changes at the council's regular meeting Tuesday, March 18, said Borough Clerk Judith Beecher."
 

NV: Reno woman shoots alleged vehicle vandal
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"Police said the woman had dropped off two children at a clinic and day care center Wednesday and was returning to her van when she saw the man vandalizing the vehicle." ...

" 'He was vandalizing her vehicle,' said UNR police Lt. Marc Conley. 'He approached her. He was advancing toward her, and she shot him.' "
 

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