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Cheney Supports Gun Control, And BuzzFlash Can Prove It!
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"...Mr. Cheney, apparently, is ...a firm believer in gun control for himself."

"Now, how can BuzzFlash make this outrageous claim?"

"Well, easy. All the NRA gun guys who wanted to hear Mr. Cheney speak about God and Guns and Freedom and the evils of Gun Control had to leave their guns in their hotel rooms and go through metal detectors, among other screening procedures, before they could gain entry to the meeting hall where Cheney addressed them. In short, if you were an NRA member and wanted to hear Cheney, you had to go through gun control. In fact, security screening for Cheney started three hours in advance of his NRA speech."
 

Cheney to NRA: You need Bush in the White House
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"Many NRA members have not been happy with the Bush administration for its backing of the Patriot Act and the president's acknowledgment that he would continue the federal assault weapons ban that is due to expire in September."

" 'A lot of that is being drummed up by the media,' said NRA President Kayne Robinson. 'The NRA understands that we're at war and certain things need to be done, especially in a situation like this one. Now, certainly if we get three and four years down the road and certain parts of the Patriot Act are still in place, we may have something to say about it.' "

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Certain provisions of the "Patriot" Act are supposed to sunset in 2005, but Bush apparently wants them permanent.
 

Rocker Nugent tells NRA about his American dream
Submitted by: David Adams
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"God gave us life. It's not just our God-given right, it's our moral obligation to protect that life."

"That's the gospel according to Detroit rocker, zealous -- avid is an understatement -- hunter and NRA supporter Ted Nugent." ...

"Former Steelers running back Franco Harris, who had appeared at a Kerry rally at the University of Pittsburgh Friday, said he supported the Second Amendment but did not agree with the NRA leadership's assessment of Kerry."

" 'John Kerry really supports the Second Amendment,' Harris said. 'You can't have people putting fear and wrong information [out there].' "

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FYI, Franco, the Second Amendment says, "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed."

Do mandatory background checks infringe on the right to keep and bear arms?

What about limiting what kind of weapons you can purchase?

Why don't you look up the definition of "infringed," Franco?

INFRINGE, v.t. infrinj'. [L. infringo; in and frango,to break. See Break.]

1. To break, as contracts; to violate, either positively by contravention, or negatively by non-fulfillment or neglect of performance. A prince or a private person infringes an agreement or covenant by neglecting to perform its conditions, as well as by doing what is stipulated not to be done.

2. To break; to violate; to transgress; to neglect to fulfill or obey; as, to infringe a law.

3. To destroy or hinder; as, to infringe efficacy.
 

NRA members say gun rights are 'under attack'
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"President Bush probably would have gotten a warmer welcome if he had come to Downtown yesterday, the last day of the National Rifle Association's annual convention, rather than today."

"NRA officials estimated more than 60,000 people, most of them ardent Bush supporters, flooded the David L. Lawrence Convention Center during the weekend-long convention."

" 'I feel the same way he feels about gun rights,' said Paul Leasure, 56, of Hopwood, Fayette County. 'They're under attack.' "

" 'He pretty much supports my ideas on gun control' and Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry 'definitely doesn't,' said Ken Rockwell, 63, of Uniontown, Fayette County."
 

National women’s gun rights group calls for sunset of 1994 Assault Weapon law
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"Armed Females of America is asking President Bush and the US Congress to reject any attempts to renew, extend or expand the 1994 Assault Weapon ban scheduled to expire on September 13, 2004."

"Extremists in the gun ban lobby have methodically exploited public confusion and ignorance regarding so-called assault weapons, and has misrepresented important facts, including their support from law enforcement." ...

"First, and foremost, Armed Females of America views the assault weapon ban as an unconstitutional intrusion against the right of all citizens to keep and bear arms."
 

Latest Zogby Numbers: Kerry Still Ahead
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"Massachusetts senator John Kerry holds a three-point lead (47 percent to 44 percent) over President George W. Bush among likely voters, according to a new Zogby International poll. The poll of 1,049 likely voters..."

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Time to write to President George W. Bush. Gun owners decide close elections, and this gun-grabber
just might be listening.
 

Faith in the depths of hell: noble but helpless during the Holocaust
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"More than 90 percent of Kovno's 40,000 Jews were killed in the Holocaust — either by the Germans or by their Lithuanian collaborators.
In October 1941, 'one of the respected members of the community' asked Rabbi Oshry if he could commit suicide. His wife and children had been seized by the Nazis, and he knew that their murder was imminent. He feared that the Nazis would force him to watch as his family was killed."

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An ARMED citizen would have had several other options
 

My Name is Not Buford (Response to Lauren Flynn)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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Last week, a writer called Lauren Flynn wrote an editorial about gun control. It was filled with every Brady and VPC talking point she could possibly dig up. Here is a reply.

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"My name is not 'Buford'. I am Jewish and reasonably well-educated (B.S., Cornell University; M.S., M.I.T.). My parents remembered the holocaust, and taught me what the Nazis did to unarmed and helpless Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto and the abattoirs of the camps."

"I am also a gun owner. I own ten handguns, two rifles, and a shotgun. In a temper of pure contrariness, I recently placed an order for an 'assault weapon'. Before obtaining this gun, I will undergo, for the 14th time, a background check by the Attorney General to certify that I am reasonably sane, have no criminal record, and am not a danger to myself or others. How this 14th certification will prevent crimes of passion is a mystery..."
 

Palermo resident writes book on L.C. Smith guns
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"Richard Beyer of Palermo has written an 80-page book about the Hunter Arms Company and its famous L.C. Smith guns, which were produced in Fulton in the late 19th and early 20th centuries."
 

Italy: Italy plans law to allow property owners to shoot intruders
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Silvio Berlusconi's rightwing government in Italy is to change the law to allow people to kill intruders without fear of imprisonment."

"The justice minister, Roberto Castelli, appeared to suggest at the weekend that in addition the benefit of the doubt should be given to shopkeepers who shot robbers in the back as they left their premises."

"Mr Castelli, a member of the Northern League, was speaking after an incident in Milan last week. A jeweller and his son face charges of murder after shooting and killing a 21 year-old robber."

"The risks facing shopkeepers were highlighted at the weekend when a Roman tobacconist was shot dead during an attempted robbery."

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If this passes, let's see what happens to their crime rate.
 

IL: Chicago man charged with weapon violation in fatal shooting despite police determination that it was legitimate self-defense
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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FULL TEXT BELOW:

The Cook County Medical Examiner's office says 29-year-old Brice Hunter, a former wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, was shot to death in the basement of a Chicago apartment building early yesterday morning.

Chicago police have filed a weapon charge against another South Side resident in the shooting.

Officers said 38-year-old Thomas Williams was charged with one misdemeanor count of failure to register a weapon. They said Williams was not charged with murder because the shooting appeared to have been done in self-defense. Officers said the shooting occurred after a neighbor complained about loud music coming from the building.

Hunter was pronounced dead less than an hour later at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
 

MS: Self-Defense That May Save Your Life
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Brenna Lorenz knows how to hold her own against an attacker."

"Hopefully, she'll never have to use the techniques she's learned to achieve her purple belt, but just in case, Brenna is prepared."

" 'I'm in my car 90% of the time, I'm going places, going to pick up things, going to store, going to school, going to work, and I look like the perfect person to attack, I'm 106 pounds, I'm 5'1. I mean when you look at that person you'll be like yeah I can get her. And it's nice to know that I can defend myself,' said Lorenz."

"[P]aying attention is a part of being prepared, and that preparation could be the difference between becoming a statistic and staying alive."

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Getting armed with a gun and learning how to use it is also part of being prepared.
 

UK: Cyclist held fake gun to man's head
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"A CYCLIST who held a replica handgun to a man's forehead was beginning a jail sentence of almost four years today."

"Mileham was riding his mountain bike in Great George Street when his path was blocked by two young men."

"He dismounted, drew a black metal handgun from a holster on his hip and held it to the forehead of one of the men."

"He then calmly rode off, said Colin Harvey, prosecuting, but was trailed across the city centre after a motorist saw the incident shortly before midnight in January last year."

"The witness, a doctor, contacted police on his mobile phone and gave them a running commentary about Mileham's movements until he lost sight of him."

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Self-defense is officially illegal in the UK.
 

AZ: University of Arizona Police Department officer charged with assault after hitting wife
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"A UAPD corporal was arrested Friday on charges of assaulting his wife after he accused her of adultery."

"Vincent Tracey, who has been with UAPD for more than 10 years, was arrested for punching his wife Thursday night, Tucson police reports stated."

"The fight was over an Eegee's receipt Tracey found in his wife's purse that caused him to believe she was seeing someone else, reports stated."

"Tracey turned himself in to the Tucson Police Department at noon Friday and was charged with assault, disorderly conduct and contributing to the delinquency of a minor."

"UAPD was unavailable for comment yesterday, but Cmdr. Kevin Haywood told the Tucson Citizen Tracey was still employed by the department."

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But only cops should have the privilege of being armed.
 

MI: Some recent incidents could fire up gun activists, but others won't
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"Gun proponents say shootings decreased because of tougher sentencing for gun crimes and better training for gun owners. Some argue that more states allowed more people to carry concealed weapons, though the evidence that they've deterred shootings is anecdotal."

"Gun control advocates say the decrease is because of stiffer gun registration laws such as the Brady Bill and an overall drop in crime, especially drug-related gun crimes. They cite anecdotes of concealed weapon carriers who shoot or threaten innocent people." ...

"The world is not so pure."

"If you think the Detroit woman who shot her attacker last week would have been better off without a gun, try arguing your case to her and her family."

"But a powerful gun lobby that views 80,000 firearm casualties a year as an argument for more guns defies common sense."

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Maybe the problem here is that you miss the point, Mr. Christoff. It's not about more guns. It's about freedom. Here is Mr. Christoff's email address for those who want to give him feedback on this article. christoff@freepress.com
 

FL: Pahokee police try to rebuild credibility
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"The murder of 22-year-old Jeffrey Rewis, battered before a bullet pierced his temple, remains unsolved. Still, the investigation took a bizarre twist, imploding the Pahokee Police Department and prompting the sheriff to take over the city force until the chaos could be sorted out."

"Investigators later were drawn to Pahokee police headquarters itself. Sheriff's detectives soon discovered that weapons, and an undetermined amount of drugs, were missing from the evidence room."

"Finger-pointing and back stabbing ensued while detectives dug in."

"I had department guns, but everyone did," [Officer] Hodges said.

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Translation: "Sure I stole from the evidence locker... but everyone else was doing it too!"
 

PA: Another victim of "paper protection" pays the ultimate price for listening to anti-gun stooges who say "Just call 9-1-1"
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Andrea Umphrey led two starkly different lives, neighbors and court documents say."

"She was a devoted mother of three and a former Parent-Teacher Organization president -- and she feared that her ex-boyfriend would kill her and harm her children."

"The Sheraden woman's fears were realized Sunday on the Monroeville exit ramp of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, where she was shot to death after Alvin Starks, 30, abducted her and their 9-month-old daughter during a church service."

"Court records show the couple had a rocky relationship. In filing for a series of protection from abuse orders, she wrote about threats Starks made just over two months ago."
 

UK: [Toy] Gun owners without certificate face jail
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"MORE than 1,000 people in Hertfordshire could face five years in jail if the Home Office does not adequately publicise a change in gun ownership laws, warns the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC)."

"From May 1, it will be illegal to possess a Brocock gun without a firearms certificate but BASC argues that not enough people know about the new leglislation."

"Brocock guns are small self-contained gas cartridge-powered pistols. [I.e. CO2 pistols]"

"It is already against the law to buy, sell or pass on Brococks and the association estimates that 1,100 people in the county risk imprisonment because they will not know they have to buy a firearms certificate before the May deadline."
 

Australia: A loaded gun held to Sydney's head
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"THERE is something seriously strange with our society when a person can take a loaded pistol to a street outside a nightclub and tell a court he was not thinking about using it."

"Yet that is what Sydney solicitor Michelle Pham said on Sunday when her client Ly Do appeared before the Parramatta Bail Court, the first port of call for those arrested on the weekend, charged with shooting a person with intent to inflict grievous bodily harm, possessing a loaded firearm, endangering life, affray and possessing an unregistered firearm."

"The incident highlights growing public concern over violence in Sydney nightclubs."

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But you've banned guns and swords, Australia, how can there be violence?

And is it so inconceivable that millions of Americans carry their guns for self-defense - even to streets outside night clubs - and don't think about using them unless their lives are in danger?
 

GA: New laws fit pattern of managing dissent
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"Until he tried to organize a large-scale, peaceful protest during this summer's G-8 summit, Robert Randall never knew free speech could cost so much - both in dollars and compromises."

"The coastal Georgia city of Brunswick, where Randall hopes to gather up to 10,000 people for a 'G-8 Carnival' during the world leaders' summit, passed a law last month that permits public demonstrations only after organizers agree to numerous conditions.

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"An ordinance which... makes the peaceful enjoyment of freedoms which the Constitution guarantees contingent upon the uncontrolled will of an official is an unconstitutional censorship or prior restraint upon the enjoyment of those freedoms." SHUTTLESWORTH v. CITY OF BIRMINGHAM
 

Ghana: Robbers attack Christ Apostolic Church
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"Five armed robbers on Monday invaded the premises of Christ Apostolic Church International at Osu fired shots and took away about seven million cedis."

"The robbers, who used a blue Opel Astra car for the operation, trailed one of the Church's Pastors and his driver, who had gone to withdraw 56 million cedis from the Osu branch of the Standard Chartered Bank, into the Church."

"They, however, lost their trail and entered an office downstairs, while the Pastor and the driver took the money upstairs."

"Mr William Saka, Property Officer of the Church, said three of the robbers wearing masks and waving pistols, entered the office and when they realised they could not get the money, started firing shots."

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Who needs a gun in church?
 

Ireland: Another gangland murder
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"Jonathan O'Reilly became the latest victim of a Dublin gangland shooting on Saturday. He was sitting in a car outside Cloverhill Prison, in west Dublin, when two men on a motorcycle drew up beside him and the pillion passenger opened fire with a handgun. Mr O'Reilly, who had been visiting an inmate, was hit at least twice in the chest and was pronounced dead in Tallaght Hospital a short time later."

"In an earlier shooting, in Blanchardstown shortly after 6.00am on Monday, a 26-year-old man was injured in the leg. During the incident three men tried to force their way into a house and, when they failed, used a shotgun and two semi-automatic pistols to fire through the door."

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Ireland has similar gun laws to the UK, where only thugs are armed.
 

Columbine anniversary spotlights declining focus on school safety
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"When 16-year-old Sean Fitzpatrick walked into his Spokane, Washington, high school last fall and fired a shot into a classroom wall, authorities quickly responded."

"School officials evacuated 2,000 students and within 15 minutes of the first 911 call, a SWAT team had contained the teenager inside a chemistry lab."

"Although Lewis and Clark High School was well-prepared, experts warned... that the focus on school security has declined."

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Fifteen minutes is well-prepared? How many innocent, disarmed victims can a Harris and Klebold kill in 15 minutes?



 

Eleven Years Since Waco and Very Little Has Changed
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"Eleven years ago, on April 19, 1993, the FBI gassed the home of David Koresh and his followers, and then forced a tank and incendiary devices into the building, causing a fireball that consumed the lives of eighty civilians, including about twenty children."

"Now that Republicans have taken over the White House, what changes have occurred?"

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Preemptive war is preemptive war, and it's always wrong.



 

The Power of Twelve
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"Suppose there is a law that is popular with 90% of potential jurors, but regarded as intrusive and wrong by the remaining 10%. Suppose also that a jury is selected randomly from that pool, properly aware that they can acquit on the grounds that it's a bad law if they want to. What is the probability of conviction?"

"The answer is not 0.9 or 90%. The answer, in mathematics, requires one to multiply the individual probabilities that any one juror will vote to convict. That is, 0.9 by 0.9 by 0.9 . . . 12 times. Or, 0.9 to the power of 12."

"Try it on your calculator: the answer is 0.282, i.e. a 28.2% probability of conviction! For breaking a law that 90% of voters like!"

"No ambitious prosecutor would even bring the case."

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This is why JPFO says we should teach the completely legal concept of Jury Nullification to gun owners.
 

OH: Concealed-carry has begun, but the showdown is far from over
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"As the ceremonial first pitches were thrown out to start the baseball season, so the first lawsuits were thrown into the courts to start the concealed-carry season in Ohio."

"Opponents of the new law cited several reasons for stopping sheriffs from issuing permits to carry concealed handguns and asked the Ohio Supreme Court to declare the law invalid."

"One Franklin County resident took Sheriff Jim Karnes to court, saying she was denied a temporary emergency permit and denied the right to apply for a regular concealed-carry permit."
 

Canada: The shaping of a law to keep stalkers at bay
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"Manitoba's tough anti-stalking law has been given an equally tough review by a Manitoba judge. A woman had sought and received a protection order against her male neighbour, with whom she had once been friends. The man asked the court to rescind the order on the ground that the law was unconstitutional -- that it went so far in its effort to stop one potential injury that it needlessly created another. Mr.Justice John Scurfield of the Manitoba Court of Queen's Bench agreed, up to a point. He struck down part of the law this month to make it compatible with the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. He did the right thing. Fairness and justice demanded it."
 

Australia: Charges laid over club shooting
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"A 24-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder over a shooting at an inner-Sydney nightclub almost two years ago."

"In the incident on June 30, 2002, a security guard was shot three times."

"Detectives attached to Task Force Gain, set up to investigate gun crime in Sydney's south west, arrested a man in Punchbowl shortly before 8pm (AEST) yesterday."

"The man, from Hinchinbrook, was charged with shooting with intent to murder, discharging a loaded firearm with intent and possessing a prohibited firearm."
 

Secret Service documents cite mystery video in Oklahoma City bombing
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"A Secret Service document written shortly after the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing described security video footage of the attack and witness testimony that suggested Timothy McVeigh may have had accomplices at the scene." ...

"The government has insisted McVeigh drove the truck himself and that it never had any video of the bombing or the scene of the Alfred P. Murrah building in the minutes before the April 19, 1995, explosion."

"Several investigators and prosecutors who worked the case told The Associated Press they had never seen video footage like that described in the Secret Service log."
 

FL: Miami Police Say Missing Guns Not Stolen
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"Miami police can't find 32 of their shotguns but blame their disappearance on 'poor record keeping.' "

"The shotguns were deemed 'unaccounted for' in November during a routine inventory. Six months later, they are still missing."

"After several failed attempts to track down the firearms, a property manager ...filled out an official police report, the kind typically used when a crime is committed. The crime listed on the report was 'theft.' Still, department officials say they consider the whole thing a paperwork mix-up."

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Here you have the "elite" who, if some have their way, will have the privilege of being able to carry their weapons concealed nationwide. Meanwhile they can't even keep their inventory straight.
 

NY: Kids Can Get On Target In Shooting Sports Program
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"Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County is accepting registrations into its 4-H Shooting Sports Program. This program is open to all girls and boys ages 12 to 19 who are interested in archery, shotgun, rifle and muzzleloading rifle. The program will be conducted as a six to eight week course concluding with a field day. Each discipline meets once a week at an Oswego County Sportsman Club."

"Youth do not need to have previous experience or own firearms to participate in this hands-on learning experience. ..."
 

MO: Woman uses bat to kill intruder attacking sister
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"A woman using her son's baseball bat fatally beat an intruder who forced his way into her duplex and attacked her sister while he was clad only in socks, police said." ...

"Edwards was not charged in the death of Timothy Turner, a 29-year-old man investigators suspect was under the influence of drugs."
 

NY: Defenseless Bronx man killed in robbery
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"Bronx man who was told on Saturday that he had suffered a minor heart attack was shot and killed during a robbery the next day."

"Elliott Monserate, 38, was with a friend inside E. 307 Street in the Morris Heights section of the Bronx about 9 p.m. when two men approached and ordered them to the floor, police said."

"Before Monserate could comply, one of the robbers shot him in the neck with a .22-caliber gun. ..."

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This one is for the "just do what the armed thug tells you and you won't get hurt" crowd.
 

IL: Daley: 'Stay the Course' To Get 'Common Sense' Gun Laws Passed
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"Mayor Daley says he's not surprised by survey results showing public support across Illinois for what he calls 'common sense' gun laws."

"A statewide poll being released today shows that Illinois voters strongly support making the federal ban on assault weapons permanent and requiring people who purchase firearms at gun shows to undergo criminal background checks."

"Asked why the state has difficulty passing tough gun legislation despite the results of the statewide survey, Daley said, 'Some challenges take much longer.' "
 

Ireland: Crackdown on drugs & gun crime
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"Irish Justice Minister Michael McDowell vowed today to crack down on drugs and gun crime after a new report highlighted the growing extent of drug abuse across the country."

"Mr McDowell said he would introduce stronger laws and minimum sentences to deter criminals from getting involved in the supply of illegal substances in the wake of the findings."

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Stronger laws haven't worked anywhere else. Why would they work in Ireland? Are the Irish criminals more likely to obey the laws?
 

The Rights of an American
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"The rights of an American are (or used to be) Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of property. That means the right not to be killed, the right not to be messed with, and the right to try to acquire stuff. To further specify what they believed our rights to be, the founding fathers added a few addenda, namely the bill of rights, which all kind of spring from the first basic three. You have a right to believe how you want, speak your mind, and so does the press. You have a right to pack heat. You don't have to be a bed and breakfast for the military, et cetera. Oh, and just in case we left any rights out, doesn't mean they don't exist."

"The Ninth Amendment. We've monkeyed with just about all the other amendments giving you rights. Declaring your rights, rather. From gun laws, to FCC limiting speech, gun control laws ranging all over the spectrum as if its from the bill of privileges, juries tampered with utterly until they actually believe they are an instrument of the government, instead of the people and therefore a CHECK on government laws." ...
 

Zen Solution to Politics
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"Libertarian Party (LP) members are trying to reform government by getting enough people elected to influence policy. Would we be better off avoiding the government by and large and developing alternative societies within the greater society as a whole? Would that set a better example for the world than our current strategy? Do the voters believe we can make a difference? Is it clear that the voters even want something different? If we developed an alternative society, we would prove Liberty works." ...

"The Free State Project is seeking to form an alternative society, of sorts, in New Hampshire. I am spearheading a group called the Free Territory Project (www.freeterritoryproject.com) that is exploring the possibilities of an alternative in a US Territory. In my mind, these are proposals are examples of 'how to achieve Liberty' with less emphasis on "what Liberty should look like.' We all pretty much agree on 'what.' "
 

GA: More unarmed students and armed bad guys
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All the more frightening because Georgia Tech campus is in the middle of urban portion of Atlanta. Walking a few blocks in the wrong direction can put you in questionable neighborhoods.

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"Two suspects robbed at gunpoint two Tech students who were walking back to their East Campus residence hall last Wednesday night, April 7." ...

"According to a police report prepared by the Georgia Tech Police Department, the two suspects followed the students along Williams Street before stopping them. Ali said one suspect demanded they produce money "or I'm going to bust your ass." One of the suspects pulled a silver-color pistol from his waistband."
 

VA: At a crime scene, cracks about shoes scuff up the soul
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A crime reporter and human interest columnist laments the indifference of young people to violent death.

Would YOUR kids tease a reporter about his uncool footwear as a murder investigation went on a car-length away in YOUR neighborhood?

Guns are not the problem. The rise of barbarism is. Yet some in this city will point to this murder as the reason you and I should lose more of our rights.

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"I'm used to kids less than half my age on the streets of Richmond talking to me like I'm a punk, even though I could still - in my advancing age - probably give them some excitement in a fair fight, were I the type to take offense."

"What troubled me was this silliness was going on while the body of a 21-year-old college student sat about 40 yards away. He had been shot dead less than 20 minutes earlier amid hundreds of young people crowded around Pine and Broad streets. They were part of the thousands who flooded downtown in the wake of the BET College Day hip-hop festival at Paramount's Kings Dominion."

"I was trying to talk to the young men about the shooting, who may have done it and how it affected them. And how they felt about yet another fine event for young black people turning bloody, staining the city, and staining them."

 

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