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MO: Former deputy faces theft charge
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WARSAW, Mo. -- "A former chief deputy who resigned last month from the Benton County Sheriff's Department is now charged with stealing from that department. Carl Ireland of Warsaw resigned without giving a reason.

"The Benton County prosecutor charged Ireland with stealing a sheriff's department sniper rifle and trading it for another weapon at a gun shop. The rifle had been assigned to Ireland for official use."
 

Do Privacy Fears Allow Terrorism?
Submitted by: Anonymous

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"If you don't want the government to do what it must to protect you from terrorists, you should butt out, said Heather MacDonald, a lawyer at the Manhattan Institute, a conservative think tank. She made her remarks Wednesday at the 13th annual Computers, Freedom and Privacy conference."

"McDonald said the 'hysterical cries' from those who see dark plots behind every government antiterrorist plan just proves that privacy advocates have a 'luddite mentality.' "

"Conference attendees... reacted with stunned silence. But spirited rebuttals soon followed..."
 

VA: Richmond NAACP is calling FBI to investigate David Melvin case
Submitted by: Anonymous

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"The Richmond branch of the NAACP is calling on the FBI to investigate the outcome of the case against Richmond Police officer David Melvin."

"Melvin's case ended in a mistrial because the defense felt a juror's contact with police tainted deliberations. The NAACP thinks Richmond Police knew what they were doing when they made contact with the foreperson of the jury. They find it hard to believe such a coincidence could occur the day before a verdict was to be handed down."
 

VA: David Melvin case ends in mistrial
Submitted by: Anonymous

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"The involuntary-manslaughter trial of Richmond Detective David D. Melvin ended in a mistrial yesterday because of an encounter by the jury forewoman with police Tuesday night." ...

"Questioning of the officers by Commonwealth's Attorney David M. Hicks and defense attorney Arnold R. Henderson suggested that she had said she was intimidated by the incident and did not feel comfortable deciding the Melvin case."

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Very suspicious...
 

Guns and Privacy
Submitted by: Anonymous

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"What the Left doesn’t get is that gun control is an issue of privacy. In a free society, more is at stake than what we’re allowed to do and not do."

"Privacy is about dignity. It’s about free men and women being trusted to live their lives, choose their morality, make their decisions, and generally function in society without having to prove to anyone that they deserve to exercise their rights."
 

FBI Pulls Open Net For Wiretapping
Submitted by: Stephen Carville

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"Wiretapping takes on a whole new meaning now that phone calls are being made over the Internet ...

"The FBI wants regulators to affirm that such services fall under a 1994 law requiring phone companies to build in surveillance capabilities. It also is pushing the industry to create technical standards to make wiretapping easier and cheaper."
 

Black Man With A Gun: "Preaching for God and Guns"
Submitted by: Kenn Blanchard
Website: http://www.blackmanwithagun.com

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Kenneth Blanchard AKA Black Man With A Gun is featured in a pro-gun article in the Nation's Capital.

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"Black ministers practicing politics from the pulpit are nothing new. Since the genesis of the modern civil rights movement a half-century ago, no group has had more influence on the politics of rank-and-file black voters than their clergy."

"But seldom have black preachers mixed Bible readings, political debate and target practice." ...

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KABA NOTE: Kenneth Blanchard makes the people at the NAACP look like just what they are: anti-gun race-traitors.
 

A New Push to Grant Gun Industry Immunity From Suits (Another report)
Submitted by: Anonymous

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"Granting immunity would be a serious setback for advocates of gun control, who have turned to state courts increasingly in recent years after meeting resistance in legislatures. They have denounced the proposed legislation as an unfair favor to an industry and a federal usurpation of states' rights. They say Congress would be denying injured citizens and violence-ridden cities the right to sue companies supplying an illegal underground market in guns."
 

MD: Palczynski's Gun Buyer Sued By Victim
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"A Baltimore County Circuit judge has ruled that an Essex woman who purchased guns for Joseph Palczynski is civilly liable for the death of a woman he killed during his shooting rampage in 2000."

"The judge ruled Constance Waugh must pay $300,000 to Thomas McDonel, whose wife Jennifer was killed as she drove past Palczynski on her way to church during his shooting spree." ...
 

Canada: MPs approve gun funding
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"This week, on April 1, responsibility for the gun registry program shifted from the justice department to solicitor general Wayne Easter."

"He promised that ballooning costs criticized by auditor general Sheila Fraser late last year will be curbed, but the program will not be stopped." ...
 

"Armed bears, kids repugnant"
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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" 'Just one look at this handsome bear's boundless courage and fierce commitment to his country, and your heart will fill with pride.' "

"Mine fills with disgust."

"Can you imagine anything more horribly incongruous than an armed teddy bear? The beloved, gentle toy of childhood decked out in the paraphernalia of killing?"

"Cuteness and violence merged in one repugnant package."
 

"Closing the Court House Doors: A Public Health Disaster"
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"The single most important threat to the prevention of gun violence at this moment is the 'Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act' (H.R.1036/ S.659). ...The bill forbids most lawsuits against the gun industry -- even many alleging willful misconduct -- and shields the industry from most accountability in the manner in which guns are manufactured, distributed and sold."

Related Reading:

Cars vs. Guns -- The Liberals are Right.

The “Unregulated” Gun

Archives for People Who Oppose Firearms Rights
 

AR: Senate OK's Concealed Gun Measure - restaurants and parks restrictions would disappear
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"Arkansans with concealed handgun permits could carry their weapons into restaurants and parks under a bill that won final legislative approval Thursday."

"The Senate voted 23-7 for the bill that would remove restaurants and parks from a list of prohibited places where permit-holders can carry their guns."

"Supporters say anyone who qualifies for a concealed handgun permit is responsible enough to carry their weapon anywhere they go."
 

Canada: Nunavimmiut press Cauchon on gun control
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"Nunavik officials pressed Canada’s justice minister last weekend to explain why many of the region’s hunters have yet to receive gun licenses they applied for months ago."

"Martin Cauchon was in Kuujjuaq from March 29 to 31 at the invitation of Makivik Corp."

"He spent his time in Nunavik discussing gun-control and other justice-related issues with various representatives from Makivik and the Kativik Regional Government."
 

MN: Gun law proposal changed after business criticism
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"The sponsor of a bill that would make it easier for Minnesota citizens to get permits to carry concealed weapons has adjusted her proposal to meet criticism voiced by some business and building owners." ...

"One change is that the size of 'no gun' signs that building owners can put up if they want to keep guns off their property shrank ...to 216 square inches. Also, businesses no longer have to provide lockers for guns if they don’t want people to carry their weapons into the buildings."
 

Germany: New Gun Law Encounters Fire from Critics
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"A year after a fatal school shooting, Germany raised the legal age of many guns from 18 to 25 this week. But critics maintain the government should focus its efforts on stamping out illegal gun ownership." ...

"The new law ...raises the minimum age for ownership of sporting guns from 18 to 21 and for hunting weapons from 16 to 18. Anyone younger than 25 must have a certificate of 'mental capability to own weapons' unless he or she is a registered hunter or sports shooter." ...
 

Officials ignore terror threat
Submitted by: Andy Barniskis
Website: http://www.kfc-rkba.org

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When someone with an Arabic surname used Gayle Gould's stolen credit card to buy an airline ticket to Philadelphia where President Bush was to appear, she notified every possible federal, state, and local authority. They either weren't interested, or weren't working that day. For that level of protection, we are expected to sacrifice our civil rights?
 

FL: Agents Search Home, Dig Up Yard
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"Florida Department of Law Enforcement agents are at a Hollywood home today that was once rented by the mother of a man whose conviction for murdering a Broward County Sheriff's deputy was recently thrown out."

"Investigators searched the home Wednesday and are back again today, continuing their search and digging up the back yard with heavy equipment."

QUESTION...

If they find nothing and no guilt can be proven, will they put things back the way they were? If so, will taxpayers have to fund it, or will the individuals responsible have to pay out of their own pockets? (As if we didn't know the answer.)
 

MA: State Weapons Ban Could Be Rendered Useless
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"Massachusetts' five-year-old assault weapon ban could be rendered useless if the National Rifle Association is successful in blocking the renewal of the federal ban in 2004, state lawmakers warned Thursday."

"The state's law, which squeaked through the Legislature in 1998, incorporates references to the federal ban, relying upon the congressional statute to define many of the terms used in the Massachusetts version."

KABA NOTE: A large coalition of non-NRA gun rights groups has formed to fight against re-authorization of the Clinton gun ban. KABA will be coordinating information dissemination online, in conjunction with all member groups. Watch this website for news and information on the effort, coming very soon.
 

Canada: Officer targeted two teens 'because they were black'
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"A black teenager wrongfully targeted by Kingston Police in a high-risk takedown two years ago is outraged after another officer recently pulled a gun on him and a friend as they were walking home from basketball practice."

"Two years after Mark Wallen and his younger brother had guns pressed against their heads in a highly publicized bungle by Kingston Police, Wallen found himself staring down the barrel of an officer’s revolver again last Monday before he was found innocent and released."

CONSIDER...

Meanwhile, the NAACP is using money donated by black citizens to attack the gun industry. Apparently, the racist NAACP doesn't support freedom, and is perfectly willing to undermine the rights of its members -- and everyone else's rights, too.
 

NJ: Women take up arms
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TEANECK, N.J. — "Lenore Higgs tightens her grip on a .380-caliber semiautomatic, closes one eye and pulls the trigger."

"Bullets fly from the firing line, piercing a black-and-white paper target set up at the other end of the low-slung indoor shooting range."

" 'When someone threatens your life, you should take it seriously,' said the 27-year-old mother and college student who lives in White Plains." ...

"Handgun ownership has risen in Westchester and Rockland counties since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, including ownership by women. Permits issued to women in Westchester have increased nearly 50 percent from 1998 to 2002, county figures show. Figures were not available for Putnam County." ...

"Data from the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago show that at least 17 million of the country's 90 million gun owners are women." ...
 

IN: Gary policeman fired (unanimously) for incident with gun
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"Patrolman Anthony Haymon’s year-long paid leave from the Gary Police Department is over."

"The Gary Police Civil Service Commission voted unanimously Thursday night to fire Haymon, who was accused of displaying a loaded weapon during an argument with another officer in the Bailly Middle School gymnasium in February 2002."

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But only the police should have guns?
 

Fantasy in the South Pacific [press release]
Submitted by: Tom Allison
Website: http://eternalvigilance.blogspot.com

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"---police have also admitted on a number of occasions that 'Gun Registration does not reduce crime & is worthless as a crime-solving tool. ---Criminals & Governments, for some reason, never register their guns.' ---the statement is backed up by experience in Australia and the UK, where gun confiscations and buy-backs have led to an increase in violent crime---. Australians and Britons are learning the lesson that when you outlaw firearms, you leave firearms in the hands of outlaws.---"
 

CSpan House Hearing on Gun Civil Liability Legislation
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c-span.org - House Hearing on Gun Civil Liability Legislation House Subcmte. hearing on the civil liability standards for lawsuits against gun manufacturers & dealers. 4/2/2003: WASHINGTON, DC ..........
 

Court Should Make Cincinnati Document Claims or Drop Lawsuit
Submitted by: Second Amendment Foundation
Website: http://www.saf.org

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SAF.org -- "If the City of Cincinnati says it is impossible to substantiate all of its wild allegations against the firearms industry before taking gun makers to court, it has no right to demand that the industry be held to the same standard, the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) said today."

"Cincinnati is suing the gun industry in hopes of recovering costs it claims to have suffered as the result of gun violence. SAF Founder Alan Gottlieb applauded industry attorneys for demanding that the city explain in detail just how their gun sales have led to an increase in gun crime." ...
 

UK: 'Poet' Burglar Sent to Jail
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.idcwebdev.com

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LONDON (Reuters) - "A prolific burglar who was spared a prison sentence so he could pursue a new career as a poet was sent to jail on Friday for breaching the terms of a drug treatment order."

"Having committed his first crime at the age of 11, Patterson has more than 50 convictions."

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50 convictions and he's only getting 3 1/2 years!? Okay, maybe it isn't merely their gun policies that lead to crime, but their MORON judges too.
 

Constitutionally Incapable [A Gun Hater's Rant Against the 2nd Amendment]
Submitted by: Robert Lewis

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Last Paragraph: "And finally, it is worth remembering that today we have an anti-government government, a President who the NRA called its candidate, and an Attorney General who prizes the Second Amendment. What we have gotten from this Administration, thus far, speaks not well of the defense from tyranny. Individual rights are being rolled back at a rapid pace, and much of what was once open is now secret. Guns, however, remain unfettered, which suggests that they benefit from, rather than protect against, the destruction of other liberties. This does not need to be the case, and gun control is far from an open-and-shut issue. But for now, those who believe in gun rights are burdened by their own champions, who invoke the Constitution even as they busily carve it up."
 

Another Second Amendment Lawsuit, this one aimed at AG Ashcroft and the D.C. Mayor
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"The National Rifle Association today announced its support for the lawsuit filed by five Washington D.C. residents in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (D.C.), to vindicate the rights of D.C. residents to exercise the same rights held by American citizens in every State in the Union to keep and bear arms under the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution. The plaintiffs; Sandra Seegars, Gardine Hailes, Absalom Jordan, Jr., Carmela Brown and Robert Hemphill are all residents of D.C." ...

"In addition to the Second Amendment, the suit also raises additional constitutional issues in regard to this gun ban. The Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution provides that no person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law. It is the position of this legal action that the D.C. Code deprives D.C. residents of liberty and property by authorizing them to possess pistols on the condition that they are registered, but simultaneously prohibiting them from registering the pistols [see D.C. Code § 7-2502.02(a)]." ...

"The plaintiffs filed the suit against John D. Ashcroft, Attorney General of the United States and, Anthony A. Williams, Mayor of D.C., in their official capacities. All plaintiffs are eligible to own a firearm under federal statute."

KABA NOTE:

This is apparently yet another gun-related lawsuit in D.C. The CATO lawsuit, Parker v. District of Columbia, has different Plaintiffs names.
 

House Committee Approves Gun Suit Bill
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"A powerful House committee on Thursday approved legislation that would block antigun lawsuits of the kind now being argued by the NAACP in federal court, alleging a link between gun marketing practices and street violence."

"By a 21-11 vote, the GOP-controlled House Judiciary Committee (news - web sites) approved legislation to prohibit lawsuits from being brought against gun and ammunition manufacturers, distributors, dealers and importers for damages resulting from 'misuse' of their product."

"Only one Democrat, Rick Boucher of Virginia, voted to send the legislation on to the full House for approval, with all of the rest voting against the bill. Republicans unanimously voted for the measure." ...
 

OH: Gun firms take aim against Cincinnati
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"When the city of Cincinnati sued gun manufacturers and distributors in 1999, hoping to recover costs incurred as a result of violence related to firearms, gun companies shuddered."

"Now, they are firing back, asking the city in court documents to substantiate all of its allegations before the case goes to trial in September -- a request city attorneys are resisting, calling it an 'impossibility.' "

"Attorneys for Beretta USA Corp. and other gun manufacturers and distributors want to know exactly how their sales increased gun-related violence, drove up crime, forced the city to hire more police, increased medical bills and taxes and decreased property values."

"There is a difference in making an allegation and proving one, gun attorneys argued, and they want the city to provide documentation to back up its claims." ...
 

CO: Gun-show bill languishes
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"In early February, Rep. Ray Rose introduced a bill that would make it easier to purchase guns at gun shows without submitting to a background check."

"But the political hot-potato has been sitting in the House State, Veterans and Military Affairs committee for weeks without being touched. Whenever the bill seems about to surface, committee members quietly put it off."

"And if a tossed-off comment Rep. Bill Cadman, R-Colorado Springs, made on the House floor Thursday morning is any indication, the bill's future doesn't look good." ...
 

AR: State OKs Guns In Parks, Pledge In Schools
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"Arkansans would be allowed to carry handguns into public parks and restaurants under a bill approved Thursday by the state Senate. The Senate also passed a bill to require that the Pledge of Allegiance be recited in schools, although the measure exempts students whose parents object to the pledge on religious, philosophical or other grounds. House Bill 1359 by Rep. Sid Rosenbaum, R-Little Rock, would allow the holders of state concealed handgun permits to take their weapons into parks, but not to sporting events such as softball games or soccer matches."
 

South Africa: Schools Substitute Air Guns for Rifles
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The South African Education Minister has replaced .22-caliber rifles used at schools and other educational institutions for target shooting with air guns, News 24 reported April 2.

Education Minister Kader Asmal said the policy was changed after it came to light that "hundreds" of the rifles are stolen or unaccounted for at schools.

"The police want to audit all weapons at educational institutions as part of a campaign to reduce the number of firearms in the hands of private citizens," said Asmal.

The rifles used at 260 schools for target-shooting instruction would be transferred to the defense department.

Asmal said that students who want more advanced training could join professional shooting clubs. He noted that China and India, which use air guns for target shooting instruction in schools, have made great strides in the sport in the Olympics.
 

UK: "Surrender your guns"
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A gun amnesty across London has begun and will continue until the end of April.

From midnight on Monday, March 31, the Metropolitan Police have been urging the public to hand over any illegally held weapon or ammunition, without the fear of prosecution, to their local police station.

People who hold a gun or ammunition legally are also being given the opportunity to surrender it. The amnesty includes air guns and replica firearms.

Commander Alan Brown, head of the Serious and Organised Crime Command, said: "We welcome anything that reduces the number of weapons on the streets. Taking guns off our streets will save lives and cut crime. [They said that before, and their crime keeps climbing.] Every weapon that is handed in is one more that cannot be used in gun crime or violence."
 

South Africa: Call is issued for cops to leave guns at work
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"Gauteng Safety and Liaison MEC Nomvula Mokonyane has reiterated her call to officers to leave their guns at work, after yet another police officer was murdered for his weapon."

"Inspector Ozias Mthethwa, 54, of Etwatwa, Daveyton, was killed while waiting for a police vehicle to pick him up for work. He suffered a single gunshot wound to his head."

"He had apparently been accosted by four men, one of whom pulled out a gun and fired at him, before they disappeared with his service pistol." ...

Mokonyane added: "The best solution to stop the killing of police officers is for police to keep their guns in the safe at work, so that the guns do not end up in the wrong hands.

"Police are vulnerable, and they become victims of the criminals because they want guns." ...

[The "k" in his last name should be changed to an "r".]
 

UK: Bold move on guns crime
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"A MONTH-LONG guns amnesty kicked off in Newham on Monday in a bid to cut back on soaring firearms crime."

"Until April 30 people holding illicit guns and ammunition can hand them over to police without facing prosecution for possession of an illegal weapon."

"The move comes ahead of the introduction of a minimum five-year sentence for possessing a prohibited firearm and new restrictions on carrying imitation guns and air weapons in a public place."

"Firearms or anything that looks like a gun, can be handed in at any of the borough’s five police stations. Alternatively people can call police and arrange to have them collected." ...
 

UK: 60 guns off the street
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"A LARGE haul of weapons has been handed in during the first three days of Merseyside police's gun amnesty."

"Neighbourhood officer PC Dave Rimmer-Hall displayed a double-headed axe which was given in at Copy Lane police station in Netherton and a selection of guns which were handed over at stations across Merseyside."

"The haul includes 19 pistols, three rifles, four shotguns, nine air rifles, eight air pistols, four imitation guns, three starting pistols, three blank firers and one ball bearing gun, which have been handed in at police stations."

"A large amount of ammunition has also been handed over, as well as two knives, one sword and a samurai sword." ...

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Leave it to the Brits to turn in blades during a "gun amnesty". When the knife ban hits, they'll turn in their baseball bats, too. When the club ban hits, they'll turn in their forks and pop bottles, apologizing for having such lethal weapons.
 

South Africa: "Guns Are the Main Cause of Unnatural Deaths"
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"Firearms are the leading cause of injury-related deaths, according to the latest mortality survey by the Medical Research Council."

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If guns cause crime, spoons caused Rosie O'Donnell to be obese, and pencils cause spelling errors.
 

MS: Clerk fires shotgun at fleeing robbers
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"A Jackson convenience store clerk armed with a shotgun opened fire on a pair of robbers Monday morning, police said."

"The same men held up another store just minutes earlier, police said."

"The clerk at the Chevron station on Cooper Road blasted the robbers' getaway car with a 12-gauge shotgun as they tried to make off with the cash register and a 12-pack of beer, police said."

"They dropped the beer when the clerk fired, authorities said."

"The clerk would not give his name and would not comment." ...
 

CA: Wal-Mart Stops Gun Sales in Calif. Stores
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- "Wal-Mart agreed Friday to immediately suspend sales of rifles and shotguns in its 118 California stores, following nearly 500 violations of state firearms laws in six stores."

"In two cases, a store sold guns to felons, according to Attorney General Bill Lockyer, who announced the agreement with the retail giant."

"Wal-Mart's action comes after the chain announced in July that it had implemented a rule requiring customers to undergo a background check before buying rifles and shotguns - no matter how long the check takes."

"In California, store employees released guns to customers before background checks were completed, Lockyer said, and failed to verify the identities of buyers through thumbprints and driver's licenses."

"Other violations included failing to document sale of a firearms safety device with the gun." ...

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KeepAndBearArms.com's Executive Director gave the LA Times an interview on this issue. A statement was also provided, upon request, by Brian Puckett of Citizens Of America.
 

WY: "Curiosity about guns can kill"
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"The risk of death is so significant that the American Academy of Pediatrics says that the best way to prevent firearms-related deaths and injuries is not to have a gun," Marchione said.

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Definitely an anti-gunner's kinda article, full of deceptive "statistics" and victim-made-easy recommendations.
 

IN: On Domestic Front, Four Men In Black Answer Call to Arms
Submitted by: Rick Schwartz

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At 11 p.m. on a Friday late last month, Michael J. Carretti donned a black cap with the word "Security" on it and hung a gold-plated badge around his neck. Then the burly ex-soldier got into his pickup truck and barked into his two-way radio: "Are we ready to roll, gentlemen?" His tactical vest was stuffed with a flashlight, a small first-aid kit, emergency glow sticks and a Hungarian-made FEG 9mm handgun. So began another night on patrol for the men of Woodlawn Homeland Security.
 

PA: "Children using dangerous lookalike guns"
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AMITY -- "Pellet and BB guns are becoming a big complaint for police who say they are as dangerous as real guns and are being used by children."

" 'They’ve become very popular, and kids that would traditionally shoot a long-barreled BB gun are now opting for these realistic looking handguns,' said Amity Police Officer Victor Frederick."

"What police have learned about these guns is compelling and disturbing."

"The guns fire projectiles that range from 150 to 300 mph and can cause serious injury or even death." ...

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Projectiles from arms are clocked in "feet per second," not miles per hour. For example, the Daisy Model 622X BB pistol clocks at 400fps -- as is true of all of their pistols, other than the one they offer with lower velocity.

To convert MPH to FPS, or vice versa, there's a handy chart available here. Multiply FPS by .682 to get MPH. Multiply MPH by 1.467 to get FPS.

The reporter is accurate on MPH, but is either ignorant of firearms or simply trying to cause fear.
 

NJ: Lawmakers Consider Banning Toy Guns
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New Jersey lawmakers are considering a bill that would ban "airsoft" weapons, which are pellet guns that resemble real semiautomatic handguns, the Easton Express-Times reported March 28.

" 'In life there are few things that you can say have no intrinsic value. These guns fit into that category,' said Assemblyman Peter Barnes (D-Middlesex County) [website, email address], a former FBI officer who is sponsoring the bill."

"Although the airsoft guns, pistols and rifles have a red tip on the barrel, police say this can be taken off or repainted to make the weapon pass for a real handgun." ...
 

IN: Carmel High School student faces firearms charge
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Carmel, Indiana -- A Carmel High School student received a lesson in law enforcement after school officials say he took a gun to school.

Carmel Police arrested the 16 year-old Tuesday at the High School. He was held in jail on a $10,000 bond. The teen faces a preliminary charge of possession of a firearm without a permit and possession of marijuana.

Police say the 25-caliber semi-automatic handgun was not loaded and the student was not carrying bullets.
 

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