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Australia: America’s Gun Culture
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Americans still have a fundamental distrust of the supposed benign nature of the coercive power of government. They see guns as their last defense against that coercive power.

In our experience, Australians are not nearly so suspicious of government power. This is a generalisation, but Australians-from our observations so far-seem to basically believe that the government is there to help you, can usually be trusted, and is more or less on your side.
 

MI: Sale of Tasers to public weighed
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Under current law, only law enforcement and Corrections officers, military personnel, licensed private investigators, pilots and crew members can possess weapons that use electric currents.

"I believe firearms are a good thing, but I'm concerned about potential stray bullets harming someone, especially in my home," said Garrison, 28, who's taken state concealed pistol license training and is seeking a CCW permit.

"If I shot someone and the bullet went through them, then through a wall or window and hit an innocent bystander on the sidewalk, that's the absolute last thing I'd want to happen trying to defend yourself."
 

CA: Bill would allow locals to ban handguns
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Assemblywoman Loni Hancock, D-Berkeley, authored AB 2566 in reaction to a state Court of Appeal ruling in January which upheld the voiding of San Francisco's Measure H of 2005, approved by voters to bar city residents from owning handguns or from making or selling firearms or ammunition in the city.

The California Supreme Court is mulling whether to review this ruling, which found state law leaves no room for cities and counties to ban handgun ownership; Hancock's bill, to be heard Tuesday by the Assembly Public Safety Committee, seeks to create that room by removing the state pre-emption entirely.
 

GA: Rant & Rave
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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To the person who said the lady being attacked in front of the post office had no right to pick up the hammer and hit the man who tried to attack her. Are you nuts? Since when did we lose our right to self defense and to protect ourselves? Since when isn't it our right to come to the aid of the hero who tried to subdue the attacker? She was faced with severe bodily harm and had every right to use whatever devices were at her disposal to protect herself and the other individual trying to help her. You owe her an apology.
 

VA: Honoring April 16
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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We may be a new organization on campus, but early on we declared that April 16, 2008 would be off-limits for discussing our movement or conducting any activities.

Students for Concealed Carry on Campus at Virginia Tech consists of Virginia Tech students and alumni who respect the right to carry a firearm responsibly as a means of self-defense.

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To this end, it is clear that holding a protest on a day of remembrance would be quite inappropriate, and we have never considered it.

Any rumors circulating that we're doing otherwise should be addressed by this official statement. ... SCCC at VT has also turned down all requests for interviews to be posted or aired on April 16, and will not take interviews on the day, either.
 

AK: Alaska organization weighs in on Supreme Court gun decision
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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An Alaska sportsman’s organization has filed a legal brief supporting an individual’s right of gun ownership in a case with national implications before the U.S. Supreme Court.

The court is reviewing District of Columbia’s gun ownership ordinances. The Alaska Outdoor Council, an umbrella organization encompassing several Alaska outdoor associations, has filed a friend of the court brief stating the council supports an individual’s right to keep and bear arms.
 

Barack and Load
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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There are several overlapping phenomena at work here, none of which should encourage -- or really surprise -- supporters of the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.

One, he's not courting pro-gun voters per se but pro-gun Democratic primary voters, a demographic that will likely recede to insignificance before the general election. Two, even if these voters aren't convinced just yet, this outreach can garner endorsements from figures the demographic does trust. Three, Obama's efforts are a change in tone, not direction, from his life of anti-gun advocacy. This is politics as usual.
 

NC: Reasoning on weapon regulations is wrong
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Smith presents a ridiculous argument that a ruling in favor of individual rights would somehow eliminate local, state and federal regulations. Gun laws, like all statutes from the legislative branches, would be subject to legal challenge and would have to demonstrate that restrictions serve a compelling state interest, will be effective at attaining the desired goal and do not unnecessarily compromise individual rights.

A ruling along those lines would retain considerable individual protections, but would not prevent legitimate gun regulations like sensible registration requirements, instant background checks, bans on massively destructive weapons or prohibitions on gun ownership by children, mental incompetents and felons.
 

AR: Court: Arrest For ID Refusal Unwarranted
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This is not totally KABA related, but it does affect us all anyway.
 

GA: Georgia General Assembly Passes Major Overhaul of Firearms Laws
Submitted by: Mark McCullough
Website: http://www.georgiacarry.org/

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Largest change in Georgia firearms laws in 20 years expands rights of gun owners.

The most notable changes in the bill are provisions allowing those in possession of a valid Georgia Firearms License (GFL) to carry firearms in restaurants serving alcohol where more than 50% of revenue is derived from the sale of food, in State Parks, and on public transportation.

Other changes include allowing those eligible to obtain a GFL the ability to possess a firearm anywhere in their motor vehicle, provisions relating to the timely issuance of GFL’s, and a straw purchase penalty for those purchasing firearms intended for disqualified persons.
 

The 13 Most Irresponsible Self Defense Gadgets Money Can Buy
Submitted by: Anonymous

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While most of the stuff on the market will simply gather dust on your shelf/purse/man-bag that's not actually a purse, some of these real products seem a hell of a lot more dangerous to the owner than the mugger.

 

LIers praise Charlton Heston's NRA role
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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Charlton Heston, the Oscar-winning actor who had a second career as a gun-rights activist, helped to legitimize gun issues in the national conscience, Long Island gun enthusiasts said yesterday. "He put a good, honest, legitimate face on the great majority of legal gun owners in this country," said Bob Baumann, a Long Island regional director of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association.
 

Awaiting the Court’s Ruling on Gun Ban in D.C
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch once joined in a debate on the death penalty. He’s in favor of it. One of his opponents asked that lame old question, “Do you really think the death penalty is a deterrent?” Koch replied, “I don’t know and I don’t care. Some crimes are so horrible that they should be punished by death regardless.” The questioner would have done better to ask, “couldn’t the murder have been prevented if the victim could have defended himself?” But both questioner and mayor were New Yorkers, where owning a gun is a rare privilege reserved for law enforcement officers, a few store owners and felons.
 

Australia: Students hurt as gang attacks Australian school: police
Submitted by: Anonymous

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Students and a teacher were treated for minor injuries Monday after five young men armed with baseball bats and a machete invaded a high school in Sydney, police said.
Merrylands High School in west Sydney's went into "lockdown" with pupils confined to their classes as the intruders assaulted students, smashed windows and damaged rooms before police arrived and arrested them.
"Police were called to the high school on Sherwood Road following reports a number of males had entered the school grounds," a police spokeswoman said.
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Submitter's comment: But wasn't removing guns from society Down Under supposed to eliminate violence?

 

New Zealand: Police: Man used hedgehog as weapon
Submitted by: Anonymous

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A New Zealand man has been accused of assault with A prickly weapon — a hedgehog. Police allege that William Singalargh picked up the hedgehog and threw it several yards to hit a 15-year-old boy in the North Island east coast town of Whakatane on Feb. 9.
"It hit the victim in the leg, causing a large, red welt and several puncture marks," police Senior Sgt. Bruce Jenkins said Monday. The teen did not need medical treatment, he added. ...
Jenkins said Singalargh, 27, was arrested shortly after the incident on a charge of assault with a weapon. He is expected to appear in court again on April 17.
His lawyer, Rebecca Plunket, said Singalargh intends to plead innocent. The maximum penalty for the charge is five years in prison. ...
 

TX: Search Continues After Authorities Remove Over 220 From Texas Polygamist Compound
Submitted by: Anonymous

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SAN ANGELO, Texas — Authorities investigating a report of an underage marriage plan a fourth day of searching for children and documents at a compound built by jailed polygamist leader Warren Jeffs south of this West Texas city.

Authorities moved more than 220 women and children from Eldorado to a historic fort-turned-museum here Sunday so that all the children and women could stay in one location as caseworkers continue interviews, said Child Protective Services spokeswoman Marleigh Meisner.

Submitter's Note: At what point does the government determine that ones religion is any of its business? The Amish had better take note. (My grandma married my grandpa at 14 and he was 17 which I am glad they did otherwise I wouldn't be here.)
 

IL: Stillman Valley houseguest shoots, kills intruder; 2 others sought
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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Authorities are working this morning to identify a young man who was shot and killed after he broke into a rural home near Stillman Valley, Ogle County Sheriff Gregory Beitel said. About 11 p.m. Sunday, a man staying at a home in the 9100 block of Meridian Road awakened to the sound of shattered glass and grabbed a handgun after realizing people were inside, Beitel said. The man told deputies at least three people broke into the house, one of whom entered his bedroom and then fled, Beitel said. The houseguest then left the bedroom and came face to face, Beitel said, with a man aiming a firearm at him. The houseguest then fired twice, killing the man, Beitel said.
 

Barack's gun rights bluster
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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Barack Obama, who informs campaign audiences that he taught constitutional law for 10 years, might be expected to weigh in on the historic Second Amendment case before the US Supreme Court. The justices are pondering whether the 1976 District of Columbia law effectively prohibiting personal gun ownership in the nation's capital is constitutional. But Sen. Obama has not stated his position.
 

NY: Sch'dy gun amnesty plan needs more an incentive
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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Schenectady isn’t the only city in the region to experience a rash of gun violence this year. As anyone who’s paid attention to the news lately knows, there have been plenty of shootings in Albany, too, prompting the creation of a 13-member task force to study the issue. Action would be a better idea. In Schenectady, a two-month gun amnesty program was announced last week with the cooperation of local clergy. But as of Saturday morning, only a single person had responded. She did, however, turn in seven guns belonging (legally) to her late husband, so that’s seven guns that can’t find their way to the streets if, say, she had a change of heart in the future and decided to sell them, or if her house was burglarized and the guns got stolen.
 

PA: Officials: Man Robbed On Millersville Campus
Submitted by: jac

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MILLERSVILLE, Pa. -- Three men robbed a man on the Millersville University campus Sunday night, according to college officials.

The robbery happened around 9:30 p.m. as the victim, a 22-year-old man, was walking near the pond, officials said.

University officials said the victim was not a student.

The victim was taken to the hospital but there is no word on his condition.

Last week, Millersville police locked down campus as they searched for a student who they said was a possible threat to others.

Submitters note: Another victim disarmament zone robbery. Easy pickings for the criminals.
 

UK: Ban on samurai swords becomes law
Submitted by: Henry Statkowski

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Legislation against selling, making, hiring or importing samurai swords in England and Wales has come into force.

Those breaking the law face six months in jail and a £5,000 fine. Carrying a sword in public is already illegal.

Submitter's note: Steak knives next, followed by butter knives. It's for your own good.
 

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I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people. To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them. — George Mason, during Virginia's Convention to Ratify the Constitution (1788)

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