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Safety First - It's for the children
Submitted by: D. Finlayson

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"As a concealed permit holder, I believe that proper respect for the firearm at all times is essential. It is the responsibility of ALL gun owners to exercise caution and obey all safety rules at all times. ..." ...

"That is why I was so pleased this weekend when I went up to Holiday Gun Club. On the range I was shooting, there were 4 children under 12 years old and a 17 year old, all with their parents. However, as the day progressed, I became extremely disturbed."

"The father of two of the children was a local police officer, and the other three kids appeared to be related or at least acquaintances of the policeman. None of the children appeared to have received ANY instruction in range etiquette or in proper firearm handling." ...
 

MA: Going patriotic in Concord
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The shot heard round the world; April 19, 1775, was the beginning of the Revolutionary War. That morning, English troops stationed in Boston raided the towns of Lexington and Concord, looking for stored military supplies [guns]. Warned by the alarm spread by Paul Revere, William Dawes, and others, the Colonial militia and minutemen confronted the English at the North Bridge in Concord and fired on them, killing three. The battle begun there was the first battle of the Revolutionary War and its 230th anniversary is commemorated in the Year 2005. This Patriots Day come visit the Concord Museum - where Concord's history begins - with a full week of activities sponsored by Comcast." ...
 

PA: Police say man ignored order to leave home before being shot
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A Hempfield Township man who was shot after allegedly breaking into a neighbor's home is recovering at a Pittsburgh hospital and faces a preliminary hearing next week." ...

"According to state police at Greensburg, Patrick John Huff shot Powell in the leg after Powell broke into Huff's home early Saturday morning. Huff told police that he fired warning shots before shooting Powell in self-defense, court papers indicated."

"'Huff said that the defendant repeatedly said that the Huff family was going to be shot,' said an affidavit of probable cause written by Trooper Jarred Slater, who filed the charges Sunday before night court Magisterial District Judge Douglas Weimer, of North Huntingdon Township." ...
 

UK: Can you out-wit a mugger?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Banking high-flyer Nicola Horlick fought off a mugger who was trying to rob her at gunpoint by using her wits. Is it a good idea to try to talk your way out of being attacked or was Mrs Horlick just lucky?"

"The advice from police is that anyone attacked by a would-be robber should hand over valuables as quickly as possible to minimise the risk of being hurt." ...
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KABA Note: If the police wanted you to minimize your risk of being hurt, they would tell you to defend yourself with a gun which, according to research by Dr. Gary Kleck, is your safest course of action, safer even than cooperating with your attacker.
 

MI: Neighbor's frantic call alerted police to fatal shooting [of woman "protected" by a court order] in Portage
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"As she spoke to the 911 dispatcher, Stephanie Ames could hear screams from across the hall followed by several loud pops."

"Then the screams stopped." ...

"A few minutes later, a Portage police officer found Ames' neighbor, 50-year-old Mary Deborah Ridge, dead on the floor of her residence at Walnut Trail Apartments."

"Ridge was shot three times in the back of the head with a 12-gauge shotgun, investigators said. Her estranged husband, Michael Ridge, 54, admitted to police that night that he did it, investigators said." ...

"Mary Ridge sought a personal-protection order against her husband following [a violent] incident Jan. 7, and soon filed for divorce. A settlement conference had been scheduled for July 26." ...
 

OH: Ex-boyfriend accused of causing miscarriage
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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a text message on her cell phone last week from her former boyfriend.
'Have a miscarriage,' it read."

"Less than a week later, Lucas County sheriff's detectives said, the former boyfriend made it happen."

"Gregorio M. Garcia ... is accused of forcing his way into the 25-year-old woman's Bancroft Street apartment on Monday, punching her several times in the stomach, and sexually assaulting her."

"As a result of the attack, detectives said, the woman suffered a miscarriage of her 10-week-old fetus." ...

"Detective Stooksbury said there is a history of verbal and physical abuse by Mr. Garcia against the victim. She said the victim had a temporary protection order against him." ...
 

CA: Fairfield Man's Murder Arraignment On Wednesday
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A Fairfield man wanted in Delaware for failing to register as a sex offender will be arraigned Wednesday morning for allegedly strangling his girlfriend."

"Police said they found the body of 42-year-old Victoria Williams rolled in a carpet in the garage of a home in the 900 block of East Pacific Avenue on Monday morning." ...

"The Solano County coroner's office determined she was strangled, police said. Scott was arrested for murder and is being held under no bail in the Solano County jail."

"Police said at the time of her death, Williams had a restraining order against Scott involving a domestic violence assault on Oct. 9." [emphasis added]
 

Trinidad: Robber killed by jeweller with gun
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"Emboldened by a successful robbery only last week, Anderson Lewis walked into a Penal jewelry store yesterday with his cutlass hoping for a bigger pay-off."

"He was shot three times by the jeweller and died at the scene." ...
 

FL: 'Retreat' not really a Florida habit
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Can something be considered a step in the right direction when it only takes you where you thought you already were?"

"If so, our Legislature is on the move."

"Thanks to SB 436, a bill passed last week, we here in Florida have governmental permission to stand our ground when attacked in public. This action alters the previous state of affairs in which residents were bound by what is 'commonly known' as the 'duty to retreat.'"

"Those quoted parts are from the newspaper, which is appropriate because they were news to me."

"Retreating was a duty? Here in Florida?"

"Who was that commonly known by?" ...
 

FL: In Florida, a deadly license to use force, instead of retreat (another view)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"You have to wonder whether the Florida Legislature has lost its mind."

"It's a legitimate question, given the dangerously nutty idea that body recently passed with unusual speed."

"Gov. Jeb Bush is expected, any day now, to sign Florida Senate Bill 436 into law. His pen stroke will make it 100 percent legal to use deadly force as a self-defense option in the Sunshine State. Anyone who thinks they're under attack could, as of Oct. 1, 'meet force with force if the person is in a place where he or she has a right to be and the force is necessary to prevent death.'"

"If that isn't risky enough, the bill also extends immunity from criminal prosecution and civil lawsuits to the person taking justice into his or her hands, so long as another law isn't being violated." ...
 

FL: Armed Vigilantes: The New Face of the Republican Party
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"This is a news story about a Google headline, "Florida National Rifle Association Bill Would Allow People To Kill Others In Public."

Submitter's Note: It equally well could have been called a Police Benevolent Association bill.

"This is a news story about how that headline is not, by any means, an exaggeration, and about how the story underlying that headline is brought to you not by some obscure troglodyte on the X-con frontier, but the likely Republican presidential candidate in 2008--and the brother (God help us, the 'smart' one) of our current President--Florida Governor Jeb Bush." ...
 

OH: Witnesses Say Students Watched Girl's Sexual Assault At School
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Police say several students witnessed the sexual abuse of a girl at a Columbus high school."

"A 16-year-old student with developmental delays said she was dragged into the auditorium of Mifflin High School, punched and forced to perform oral sex on at least two male students while more than a dozen other students were called in to watch."

"One student reportedly videotaped the sex acts, WCMH-TV in Columbus reported." ...

"Students scattered when help was called, officials said."

"During the attack, one witness looked for a school security guard but could not find anyone, he told investigators." [emphasis added]...
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Submitter's Note: But I'm sure if it had been a lunatic with a gun, security would have been all over it! /sarcasm
 

TX: Another local student caught with gun at school
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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For the second time this week, a local student has been found on campus carrying a gun.

Aldine ISD officials say a seventh grader at Teague Middle School came to school with an unloaded pistol in his back pack. Teachers found the gun thanks to a tip from a classmate.

Aldine police charged the boy with unlawfully carrying a weapon and handed him over to Harris County juvenile authorities. Investigators are also looking into where he got the gun.

Earlier this week, school officials say they caught a girl at Thornton Middle School with an unloaded gun in her backpack as well.
 

NJ: Gun story at Bridgeton High School
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Three Bridgeton High School students -- two 15-year-old males and a 17-year-old female -- were arrested Tuesday after authorities learned they had conspired to bring a gun on the school's property Monday afternoon, police said on Wednesday." ...

"The students brought the gun on school property so one of the males could threaten a student who had been bullying him, according to officials."

"'The kid he was going to scare never saw the weapon,' Superintendent of Schools Dr. H. Victor Gilson said, noting it was 'the bully' who initially reported the incident to school officials. 'But, because he made the comment, 'I have a gun and I'm going to get a gun,' the investigation was started.'" ...
 

UT: Police Bust Possible Shootout Involving Students
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Four teenagers are facing criminal charges and expulsion from Orem High School, after officials found guns on campus."

"Authorities reportedly found a .38 caliber handgun and a .22 caliber pistol in the possession of two boys. Police say they, along with three companions, went to Oak Canyon Junior High School on Monday looking for trouble --apparently all over a girl."

"'An Orem High student and a 9th grade girl were being harassed by others,' said Lt. Doug Edwards of the Orem Police Dept. '[the suspect] got some friends and were going to take care of them.'" ...
 

MN: Court rules gun law unconstitutional
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"Minnesotans can no longer carry concealed guns in the state after the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled it unconstitutional Tuesday."

"The ruling upholds a Minnesota constitutional requirement that two unrelated laws cannot be attached and passed into law."

"'The judges basically applied what the constitution says for the state of Minnesota,' said Timothy Johnson, political science professor." ...
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KABA Note: Actually, according to the trial judge, the Minnesota Attorney General and state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, existing permits remain valid until they expire (5 years),
 

IL: ISRA: Cockeyed Legislation Would Result in the Arrest and Prosecution of Robbery Victims
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"The ISRA is encouraging members of the Illinois General Assembly to strike down a proposal that would lead to the arrest and prosecution of robbery victims."

"Under SB 219, victims of burglary or others who had firearms stolen would have 72 hours to report such thefts to the Illinois State Police. Failing to do so would result in the victim being arrested and tried." ...
 

FL: Vero Beach ex-deputy faces impersonation charge
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A former deputy who was fired twice by the Sheriff's Office last year recently was put back in a patrol car."

"But this time, he was in the back seat, wearing handcuffs."

"David Moir Jr., 33, of Vero Beach, was arrested Wednesday at his home and charged with felony falsely impersonating a law-enforcement officer."

"Witnesses told deputies Moir walked up to them about 10 p.m. Tuesday and kept asking if they were selling any drugs. Deputies allege Moir was intoxicated and identified himself "several times" as a law-enforcement officer to the witnesses, according to the arrest affidavit." ...
 

LA: Caddo grand jury indicts ex-officer on manslaughter charge
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A former Greenwood police officer accused of shooting a man during a confrontation in his driveway was indicted by a grand jury Wednesday on a charge of manslaughter."

"Donny Aaron, who testified before the Caddo Parish grand jury, said he fired in self-defense after Ronald Jamison went for a gun. But the grand jury rejected that argument, saying the shooting was done in the heat of passion." ...

"The shooting happened shortly after Aaron arrived at his home for lunch. He told police a car was parked in his circular driveway near the front door. He followed Jamison a short distance down the street, Jamison pulled over, there was an exchange of words and Jamison was shot a half-dozen times." ...

"Aaron resigned from the Greenwood Police Department three years ago after a domestic violence incident involving his wife. He is free on bond awaiting trial."
 

NH: Hunter's latest battle is to keep his license
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"On the misty, rainy morning in January 2004 when Steven Laro fired two shots into the woods of Corbin Park in Croydon, he was positive he saw a boar in the cross hairs of his semiautomatic rifle. When he discovered the body of his hunting companion Robert Proulx, a distraught Laro could not comprehend how the accident had happened."

"In December, the jury in Laro's negligent homicide trial acquitted the former police officer because members believed he had acted responsibly and had thought he was looking at a boar when he shot Proulx. Now, members of the Fish and Game Commission will decide whether Laro should be allowed to keep his hunting license. ..." ...
 

MO: Board fires ESL deputy police chief
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"The board that oversees the police department in this St. Louis-area city has fired its deputy chief for allegedly lying about obtaining his GED on his job application 11 years ago." ...

"[Deputy Police Chief Rudy] McIntosh could not attend Wednesday's hearing because of an illness, but his attorney Marvin Goldenhersh said the city failed to show McIntosh acted deceitfully. He said he planned to file a lawsuit in St. Clair County Circuit Court to challenge his client's firing."

"During the two-hour hearing, Janet Battle - the city's personnel director for 28 years - said she could find no evidence in McIntosh's file that he had ever presented a GED or high school diploma." ...
 

NY: Mafia cop lied for gun license
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Reputed Mafia cop Stephen Caracappa was deceiving the NYPD even in retirement, the Daily News has learned."

"Caracappa, who was brought back to New York yesterday along with his alleged partner in crime, Louis Eppolito, had moved to Las Vegas in 1995. But he claimed on his NYPD pistol license that he was still living on Staten Island, an examination of the document shows."

"The address listed on the notarized application is actually the home of Caracappa's 92-year-old mother."

"Federal prosecutors want the bogus license to be part of the court file to demonstrate Caracappa's dishonesty, sources said."

"Cops are automatically granted licenses to carry handguns after they retire, but they must reside in New York." ...
 

OH: Police Say Officer Took Drugs To Inmates
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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An officer for the Warren Correctional Institution is charged with trying to take drugs into the prison.

Brian L. Nixon, 37, of Dayton, was arrested at 11:35 p.m. Monday after troopers observed Nixon meeting his contact in Dayton to pick up marijuana.

Nixon was also in possession of a semi-automatic pistol, say police.

He's charged with "attempting to convey drugs onto the grounds of a detention facility", a third-degree felony.

Investigators say they found information that Nixon was working with an inmate to bring drugs into the Warren Correctional Institution.

Nixon is now held at the Montgomery County Jail. If convicted, he could face six years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
 

CA: Man pleads guilty to smuggling machine guns, grenade launchers
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A former sheriff's deputy who was on the run for nearly a decade has pleaded guilty to smuggling machine guns, grenade launchers and pistols into the U.S. from Vietnam, federal prosecutors announced Thursday."

"Daniel Rogers, 57, of Quilcene, Wash., admitted in federal court to acquiring the weapons in Vietnam and arranging their shipment to San Francisco."

"Rogers, a former deputy in Washington state's Jefferson County, was indicted in 1994 after selling the weapons to an undercover federal agent who was posing as a corrupt U.S. official. Thai immigration officials arrested him last year while he was traveling on a revoked U.S. passport." ...
 

Netherlands: Stolen guns found in traffic check
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A police officer conducting a routine check at a carpooling zone in the South Holland province on Wednesday night discovered 200 pistols at the verge of the road."

"The Glock 17 handguns, which were in packing, are believed to be part of the haul taken from the high-security Gilze-Rijen airbase at the weekend."

"When the theft was first reported in the media on Monday, it was said 100 to 150 Glock pistols had been taken."

"A spokesperson for the military police, or Marechaussee, refused to say on Thursday how many weapons were in fact stolen, but said the "largest part" had been found by Wednesday's good fortune on the N217, which runs from Dordrecht to Spijkenisse, near Rotterdam." ...
 

NY: Mexico teenager takes surprise trip and wins a medal
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"Editorial assistant Julie M. King recently spoke with Annie Jardin, 13, of Mexico. She was one of the youngest competitors in this year's 25th Empire State Winter Games. She earned a bronze medal in the individual biathlon, scholastic division. She hit eight out of 10 targets with a .22 caliber rifle with a time of 47 minutes, 21 seconds." ...
 

IL: Pistol course held at rifle club
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"A full roster of students turned out for the National Rifle Association Basic Pistol Course, hosted by the Carmi Rifle Club over the weekend."

"The group of 12 included students from Carmi, Norris City, Mt. Carmel, and Princeton, Ind. The 12-hour course was conducted at the club's indoor range April 9 and 10." ...
 

UK: Burglars raid home of DPP chief and steal computers
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"England's senior prosecutor has been burgled as he slept upstairs with his family, two months after he told homeowners they were entitled to use reasonable force against intruders."

"Ken Macdonald QC, the director of public prosecutions, lost a laptop and two computers belonging to his wife, Linda, a television producer, after thieves smashed through a ground-floor window at the back of his north London home this week."

"The Crown Prosecution Service said there was no sensitive information on the laptop, which they described as Mr Macdonald's property rather than a work machine."

"The DPP and two of his three children slept through the break-in at home in Kentish Town. They discovered the theft after they woke on Tuesday." ...
 

South Africa: [Armed] Gangsters hit airport again
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"An early morning robbery today has once again highlighted security shortfalls at Johannesburg Itnernational Airport (JIA). Four armed men stormed into the cargo section of the airport at 4.30am and tied up employees and guards before disappearing with goods worth thousands of rands."

"According to a source, the robbers also pistol-whipped a courier who had arrived at the Nationwide cargo warehouse to make a delivery while the crime was in progress."

"Police spokesperson Superintendent Eugene Opperman, however, said he was not aware of anyone sustaining injuries." ...
 

Rwanda: Government destroys 6,000 small arms
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Rwanda has, for the first time, destroyed 6,000 small arms as part of a regional initiative to check the flow of illicit guns that have fuelled conflict in Africa's Great Lakes region, an official told IRIN on Thursday."

"'We set them on fire,' Maj Rwakabi Kakira, the coordinator of the Rwandan effort, said."

"The guns - ranging from 5.2 mm to 82 mm in calibre and ammunition - were taken from former combatants and armed robbers. Others were part of an obsolete stock left behind by the country's pre-1994 genocide administration."

"A proliferation of machine guns, rifles, grenades, pistols and other small arms has caused the deaths of millions of civilians in Africa and the displacement of millions more. ..." ...
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Submitter's Note: And lack of guns allowed governments to kill tens of millions in the 20th century.
 

South Africa: Police arms raids spark violence in South Africa
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"South African police have clashed with villagers in the hills of KwaZulu-Natal while trying to seize illegal guns that poured into the region when it was torn by violence in the last years of apartheid."

"Police said on Thursday violence erupted this week, with officers shooting and wounding one man on Monday and arresting three community leaders after a weekend riot over gun seizures turned into a full-blown gunfight."

"'They feel we are trying to take their guns away and they can't defend themselves. But these are illegal guns. If they don't want to give them back, we will have to take the guns out,' police captain Irma Krysmits said." ...
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Submitter's Note: So if these people had jumped through your hoops, paid your fees and begged your permission in order to register these guns you would not be trying to confiscate them now, right?
 

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