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SAF Says Virginia Tech Case Underscores Importance of Second Amendment Right
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Alarming new details about Virginia Tech gunman Cho Seung-Hui underscore the importance of a citizen's individual right to keep and bear arms, the Second Amendment Foundation said today."

"'There were abundant warning signs that Cho posed a serious threat to the campus community,' said SAF founder Alan Gottlieb, 'yet here he was running loose and committing mayhem. And all that seems to be on the minds of many in the media and at the offices of gun control extremists is figuring out how to exploit this horrible tragedy to erode and eventually destroy the right, and the means, of self-defense.'" ...
 

John Lott: Gun laws disarm the vulnerable, not killers
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"FEW tragedies make their victims feel more helpless than multiple-victim shootings. Imagine the terror: unable to escape, simply waiting for the killer."

"With 32 murdered, the Virginia Tech attack this week left more people dead than the two previous most deadly shootings: the 1991 Luby's Cafeteria massacre in Texas, which left 23 people dead, and the shooting at a California McDonald's in 1984 in which 21 people were killed."

"Of course, these horrors are hardly unique to the US, and Australians need no reminding. In 1996 Martin Bryant killed 35 people at Port Arthur in Tasmania. In the last half-dozen years, European countries including France, Germany and Switzerland have experienced multiple-victim shootings. ..." ...
 

Congressman McCarthy "Do You Know What a Barrel Shroud Is?"
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"Amazing. These people don't even know what it is they want to ban. And she's their 'leader.' What an incompetent fraud. In any other professional field, this would be considered malpractice."

"From your legislation, Congressthing McCarthy, which you apparently neither read nor understood, but insisted on banning anyway:"

"'(36) Barrel Shroud- The term 'barrel shroud' means a shroud that is attached to, or partially or completely encircles, the barrel of a firearm so that the shroud protects the user of the firearm from heat generated by the barrel, but does not include a slide that encloses the barrel, and does not include an extension of the stock along the bottom of the barrel which does not encircle or substantially encircle the barrel.'"
 

25 years murder-free in 'Gun Town USA'
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"As the nation debates whether more guns or fewer can prevent tragedies like the Virginia Tech Massacre, a notable anniversary passed last month in a Georgia town that witnessed a dramatic plunge in crime and violence after mandating residents to own firearms."

"In March 1982, 25 years ago, the small town of Kennesaw – responding to a handgun ban in Morton Grove, Ill. – unanimously passed an ordinance requiring each head of household to own and maintain a gun. Since then, despite dire predictions of 'Wild West' showdowns and increased violence and accidents, not a single resident has been involved in a fatal shooting – as a victim, attacker or defender." ...
 

How the Tiarht Amendment is Undermining Civil and Criminal Justice Efforts Against Illegal Guns
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"In the wake of this week's tragic shooting rampage at Virginia Tech, we are witnessing a lot of hand-wringing by politicians who acknowledge that the flooding of America with easily available handguns is a problem, but contend that the overwhelming power of the gun lobby prevents us from doing anything about it. In fact, there's a great deal we can do. For one thing, we can unshackle our law enforcement officers and lawyers by allowing them to use data on 'crime guns' to stop the small minority of gun dealers that supply America's criminals with their weapons." ...
 

CA: Harbor resident stabbed, shoots alleged burglar
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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... "At around 9 p.m., Saturday, April 14, a caller to 911 reported that he had been stabbed at a boat, temporarily moored in the harbor near the Wharf Restaurant. Deputies arrived to find that a 69-year-old male subject had been stabbed in the chest."

"The victim, whose name was withheld by authorities, told deputies that he returned to his boat and found someone burglarizing it. Sheriff's Office reports said the victim was then stabbed by the burglar. The victim told investigators that he was able to get his gun and shoot the suspect three times in the legs while both were still on the boat." ...
 

Foreign Viewpoints and Misunderstandings
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"In an article called 'Blaming Charlton Heston' Spiegel Online International gathered together various European views on the VA Tech shooting and why gun control is the answer. I'd like to address the issues one by one." ...
 

People don't stop killers. People with guns do
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"On Monday, as the news of the Virginia Tech shootings was unfolding, I went into my advanced constitutional law seminar to find one of my students upset. My student, Tara Wyllie, has a permit to carry a gun in Tennessee, but she isn't allowed to have a weapon on campus. That left her feeling unsafe. 'Why couldn't we meet off campus today?' she asked."

"Virginia Tech graduate student Bradford Wiles also has a permit to carry a gun, in Virginia. But on the day of the shootings, he would have been unarmed for the same reason: Like the University of Tennessee, where I teach, Virginia Tech bans guns on campus." ...
 

Stricter laws wouldn't foil massacre
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"The worst slaughter in modern day America rocked the sleepy town of Blacksburg, Va., and the entire nation soon felt the pain. ..."

"But as always happens when some lunatic goes over the edge with a gun, the anti-gun folks and opportunist politicians use the tragedy to try to put more restrictions on an American's right to bear arms. And it is a right. It says so right in the Constitution. True, the founders likely did not envision that right extended to a warped college kid wanting to purchase a 9 mm handgun and ammo for $570 so he could shoot up his classmates. The question is, though, would stricter gun control laws have prevented that from happening? The answer is a resounding 'who knows?'" ...
 

Knee-jerk reactions not the solution (BFA)
Submitted by: Buckeye Firearms Association
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... "The news coverage has been wall to wall, and when the talking heads begin to chatter all sorts of mindless things are said. As I feared, the knee jerk reaction on many networks and their guests has been, 'What gun control measure would have stopped this?'. Frequently, the conclusion has been to ban this or that type of firearm. This reaction is as predictable as it is dead wrong." ...
 

Gun bans? Take a look at how drug laws work
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The urge of lawmakers amid the unthinkable is to entertain the feel-good notion of legislation that could have prevented the awfulness."

"The inclination to legislate the worst impulses out of the human condition is understandable ... But as we know only too well, if only from anecdotal experience, laws have their limits."

"To take the principle of gun-control measures to the ultimate level, let's say America decided in the coming weeks that it no longer could tolerate the heinous acts of a lone gunman ..."

"Let's say we the people, in tandem with our lawmakers, said no to guns, period. ..."

"What would be the outcome? Would America suddenly become a gun-free safe zone?" ...
 

When tragedy turns political
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Unfortunately, most tragedies cannot be predicted. We have no way of knowing when an earthquake will strike or when a terrorist will blow himself up or when a madman will shoot 32 people dead on a college campus."

"Sadly, what can be predicted is that tragedies are often used by politicians or the media to make a political point, with fingers being wagged at something or someone rather than the perpetrator of the crime." ...

"Pundits are wringing their hands, talking about gun-control laws, and how this latest tragedy proves that laws should be tougher. My question is: how would changing the gun laws have made a difference in this situation? The perpetrator bought the guns legally. ..." ...
 

Background Checks
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Although it may not take more than fifteen minutes purchase a gun, every person who buys a gun at a licensed gun store has to go through a state and federal background check before they can take a firearm home. In the recent Tragedy at Virginia Tech, some are scrutinizing the Commonwealth for being too lenient on gun sales. But gun store worker Shane Farren doesn't think so."

"'You gotta have the proper I.D., you have to fill out the appropriate paperwork, you got to pass a background check ... the only way you can get through that process is to not have any criminal history,' says Shane Farren, a gun salesman at the Rockingham Cooperative."

"But what if you have some psychological problems? The background check can only go so far." ...
 

As predicted: Ohio gun ban extremist screams 'It's all about the guns!'
Submitted by: Buckeye Firearms Association
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"In the hours after the massacre at Virginia Tech, we predicted that 'in the coming days, gun control groups like the Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence, the Brady Bunch and the Joyce Foundation's Gun Guys, will be calling for tighter gun control measures as a result of this massacre.'"

"It didn't take days. In fact, gun ban extremist Toby Hoover, who fronts what often appears to be a one-woman show at the Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence, issued a press release before the total number of victims was even known." ...
 

Defensive arms could have curtailed slaughter
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"My first reaction to the Virginia Tech massacre was to wonder how a man with two simple handguns was allowed to kill so many people. That question was quickly answered as the tragic news poured in."

"The most striking common factor in mass shootings in America is that they always take place in areas that are designated as gun-free zones." ...
 

Here's your chance to vote for our 'unalienable' Right;
Submitted by: GunShowOnTheNet.com
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"Americans Speak on Gun Control"

"Will college shootings change minds on either side of the debate?"

"(From MSN)"

"Current results;"

"Which do you support?"

"More gun control 32%"

"More gun rights 54%"

"Neither 14%"

"83950 responses, not scientifically valid, results updated every minute."
 

NE: Witness: Man Shot On Road May Have Prompted Attack
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Omaha police said they are searcing for someone who shot a man in the hand after an apparent road-rage incident Thursday morning, but witnesses said the victim may have brought on the attack himself." ...

"Witnesses said Johnson got out and walked to the other car with his fists clenched."

"'I mean, his chest was puffed up, and -- 'What? What? What? Do you want some?' a witness said, paraphrasing the exchange he saw. 'Just totally aggressive.'"

"Police are still looking for the shooter, who is described as a small-statured black person. ..."

"Police said that even if the driver shot Johnson in self-defense, it doesn't justify the act."

"'Shooting a gun in the city is illegal,' said Sgt. Teresa Negron." ...
 

Second Amendment kills dozens in attack
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... "But what happens when the very 'security of a free State' is directly infringed by 'the right of the people to keep and bear Arms?'"

"That, my friends, is known as a contradiction in terms, and in the science of logic, a statement that goes on to deny itself becomes inherently false." ...

"Just what kind of deadly weapon did an angry young English major like Mr. Cho have at his disposal?"

"The slightly larger Glock 22 - so named for the number of bullets that its magazine can contain ..." ...

"In a culture where 34 percent of Americans own firearms, men, women and children will continue to die facing the barrel of a gun."

"It is sad that the innocent majority have to brutally suffer for the trigger-happy minority's mindless 'right to bear arms.'" ...
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KABA Note: Of course what Mr. Mehra fails to mention is the abrogation of the right to bear arms that led to Mr. Cho's victims being defenceless.
 

A knee-jerk creed: 'In guns we trust'
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"The instinctual reaction is predictable after a massacre like the one Monday: Anyone in one of those classrooms sure would want to have a gun."

"When it comes to preventing mass deaths like those at Virginia Tech, it’s easy to imagine the death toll could have been lower if other students had been armed and able to take out Cho Seung- Hui before he killed so many." ...

"In fact, the pro-gun argument sounds eminently reasonable — until you remember one thing: A lot of us aren't."

"And there’s the rub. Sure, I could be trusted to walk around armed. And maybe you. But what about that guy down the block?"

"What about the guy who regularly risks his life and yours with a 3,000- pound weapon he drives ... Do you trust him with a gun?" ...
 

Mayor's gun-control aim grows
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"Bringing his nationwide campaign against illegal guns closer to home, Mayor Michael Bloomberg yesterday said 27 more mayors from New Jersey had joined his bipartisan coalition, Mayors Against Illegal Guns."

"The announcement at Jersey City Hall, planned for months, came two days after the Virginia Tech killing spree that claimed 33 lives, including the shooter's. The student gunman, Seung-Hui Cho, 23, was a native of South Korea and legal permanent resident who didn't break any laws when he purchased the two guns he used."

"Bloomberg said it was 'too early to draw any conclusions' from the shooting rampage but called it a 'terrible reminder of what can happen when guns wind up in the wrong hands.'" ...
 

Gun war's new ammo
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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FULL TEXT BELOW:

Nearly as many Americans are killed by guns "every single day" as died in the horrific shootings at Virginia Tech, Mayor Bloomberg said yesterday as his national coalition to combat illegal weapons on city streets expanded to 214 mayors.

"What happened in Blacksburg was a terrible tragedy," the mayor said at a press conference in Jersey City with 27 New Jersey mayors and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino.

"Thirty-two people were murdered. But if you take a look, 30 people are murdered every single day in America. It's spread across 50 states, so it isn't a newsworthy event."

The group, while noting the college killer bought at least one gun legally, said the massacre would spotlight their cause.
 

What's Right to Bear? Let's get a grip on firearms situation in U.S.
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"In the wake of the horrific bloodbath this week at Virginia Tech, the time is again at hand for another painful national debate over guns in the United States and the laws meant to regulate their availability and use."

"Already, gun advocates and those who favor stiff gun control laws are rallying their forces and brushing off their equally intractable positions as they lie in wait for each other and the nation’s politicians to open their mouths on the firearms issue. That’s where the painful part comes in. As far as the extreme ends of the two divergent groups are concerned, there is little or no middle ground and anyone who is not totally in favor of their particular argument is, by default, totally against them. Nonsense." ...
 

McCain Says He Backs No Gun Control
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"Republican presidential candidate John McCain declared Wednesday he believes in 'no gun control,' making the strongest affirmation of support for gun rights in the GOP field since the Virginia Tech massacre."

"The Arizona senator said in Summerville, S.C., that the country needs better ways to identify dangerous people like the gunman who killed 32 people and himself in the Blacksburg, Va., rampage. But he opposed weakening gun rights and, when asked whether ammunition clips sold to the public should be limited in size, said, 'I don't think that's necessary at all.'" ...
 

Guiliani All Wrong on Second Amendment
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"Rudolph Guiliani realizes he has a lot of convincing to do to receive broad Republican Party support. In order to be a viable politician in New York City it was necessary for him to take positions on a woman's right to choose and gay rights that would not inflame America's largest metropolis' progressive base." ...

"With the Virginia Tech tragedy becoming a major national focus this week, the subject shifted abruptly for the need to monitor gun purchases. There was no better time than the present for Guiliani to assert himself in a manner to assure those who might otherwise dismiss him as a Republican national aberration due to positions he advocated in New York." ...
 

PA: Saylor Opposes Gun Registration Bill
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Rep. Stan Saylor (R-York) today announced he opposes a controversial bill that would establish an annual $10 registration fee for most guns in Pennsylvania and said he would vote against the measure if it came before the House for a vote."

"'Pennsylvanians are guaranteed the right to bear arms ...' said Saylor, a gun owner and sportsmen. 'Gun owners should not have to pay the government a fee in order to exercise their rights.'"

"The controversy stems from legislation recently introduced in the state House by Philadelphia Democrat Rep. Angel Cruz. Cruz introduced House Bill 760 in March. If enacted, the bill would require most firearms in Pennsylvania to be registered with the State Police." ...
 

TN: House vote permits guns in more places
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"In a surprise move, a House panel voted Wednesday to repeal a state law that forbids the carrying of handguns on property and buildings owned by state, county and city governments - including parks and playgrounds."

"'I think the recent Virginia disaster - or catastrophe or nightmare or whatever you want to call it - has woken up a lot of people to the need for having guns available to law-abiding citizens,' said Rep. Frank Niceley, R-Strawberry Plains. "I hope that is what this vote reflects.'"

"As amended, the legislation still wouldn't allow guns on school property, however." ...
 

PA: Ex-Police Chief Denies Tipping Off Drug Dealers
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"The former chief of the Gettysburg Police Department and his son are both accused of leaking police information to drug dealers in the Gettysburg area."

"Attorney General Tom Corbett announced the charges today and identified the defendants as former Gettysburg Chief of Police Rolf Garcia, 47, and his 17-year-old son. They are both accused of warning accused drug dealers that state police were planning a raid in the area."

"Garcia is charged with one count each of obstructing administration of law or other governmental function and hindering apprehension or prosecution. The charges were filed today. ..."
 

KS: Rifles worth $70,000 stolen in KCK
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"A Montana rifle manufacturer returning from the National Rifle Association’s annual convention in St. Louis reported that his truck and rifles were stolen from a Kansas City, Kan., hotel."

"Kirk Bryan, president of Shiloh Rifle Manufacturing Co. of Big Timber, Mont., said Wednesday in a telephone interview that he discovered Tuesday morning that his pickup truck and everything inside was missing." ...

"The thief or thieves took the company’s burgundy 2006 Ford F-350 with Montana license plates along with 13 1874 Sharps rifles valued at $70,000 and a handgun, according to a police report."

"Bryan said the rifles are replicas of black powder single shot rifles — the type used by buffalo hunters." ...
 

NJ: Mayors: Feds handicapping us by not sharing gun info
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The Coalition of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, led by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, came to Jersey City yesterday to call for the repeal of a law that restricts federal agencies from sharing data with local officials on the sources of illegal guns.

The event ... began with a moment of silence for the victims of the Virginia Tech shootings."

"'It's a terrible tragedy that happened two days ago in Blacksburg, Va., but every day 30 Americans are murdered [with guns],' said Bloomberg. 'If one day is cause for you to think, what about 365 days?'" ...
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Submitter's Note: And every day, Mr. Mayor, 120 people are killed by cars. You can't do a cost-benefit analysis looking only at the costs.
 

OH: Too Many Deer – Another perspective (BFA)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Some sportsmen might consider too many deer an oxymoron, like owning too many guns. A recent article in the Columbus Dispatch by Dave Golowenski certainly presents what is becoming a common debate."

"The article accurately points out the number of hunters, the adaptability of deer, the fact that humans continue to consume more habitat while planting deer attracting foods, the conflicts between farmers and deer, and the number of vehicle to deer incidents."

"Compounding the problem is getting hunters into the areas where deer need to be controlled. Dennis Murphy, chief of police in Gahanna, accurately points out many of the problems despite a pro-active deer-hunting program. ..." ...
 

OH: WARNING: False information in Plain Dealer story on Ohio campus victim zones (BFA)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"In an article that otherwise took a very balanced, healthy look at the problem of disarming adults on college campuses, the Cleveland Plain Dealer has published some factually incorrect information."

"Be warned - following this information from the Cleveland Plain Dealer could get you arrested:"

"Ohio residents with a special permit have been allowed to carry concealed weapons in public since 2004. But that law bans guns from publicly owned property. That means state-run colleges like OSU, Ohio University and Kent State have state bans on guns."

"Private schools such as Case Western Reserve University are not covered by state law. But in the instance of Case, the school has policies that ban guns." ...
 

UK: Wife 'murdered husband at BBQ'
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"A jealous wife murdered her husband at a family barbecue with an ornamental knife bought by the couple as a honeymoon souvenir, a jury heard today."

"Kelly Davies, 26, of Cimla, Neath, south Wales, allegedly plunged the 6in centre blade of the three-pronged knife directly into her husband's heart."

"Neil Davies, 27, bled to death at home as three drunken friends and his wife played down the seriousness of the wound, apparently in the hope it was not fatal." ...
 

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