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McCarthy adds her touch to anti-gang bill
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"A last-ditch lobbying effort by Rep. Carolyn McCarthy prevented an anti-gang measure that passed the House of Representatives yesterday from including language that would have allowed grade-schoolers to pack a pistol as long as they were in the company of a parent."

"'Today was a very good day because we got rid of something bad in the bill,' said McCarthy (D-Mineola), the leading gun-control advocate in Congress. 'Personally, I don't know why a 9-year-old should ever have a gun.'"
 

IL: ISRA: Illinois State Police Voice Opposition to Closing Gun Show Loophole
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"In a move that has shocked many on Capitol Hill, the Illinois State Police (ISP) have come out in opposition to a bill designed to close the 'gun show loophole.'"

"In a tersely worded May 11, 2005 letter, ISP Director Larry Trent implored state legislators to vote 'no' on Senate Bill 57. In that letter, Trent made unfounded claims that the bill would endanger the lives of police officers."

"Sponsored in the Illinois House by Rep. John Millner, SB57 would put in place safeguards to prevent terrorists, drug lords and gang bangers from acquiring weapons at gun shows. The bill would greatly strengthen the state's background check law -- thus protecting the public and police officers alike from gun violence. The bill would also bring the state's gun purchase record keeping system into line with federal regulations."
 

Rice: Gun Rights Important As Free Speech
Submitted by: Michael Lewis

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"In an interview on CNN's 'Larry King Live,' Rice said she came to that view from personal experience. She said her father, a black minister, and his friends armed themselves to defended the black community in Birmingham, Ala., against the White Knight Riders in 1962 and 1963. She said if local authorities had had lists of registered weapons, she did not think her father and other blacks would have been able to defend themselves."
 

House Passes Bill to Make Gang Crimes Federal Offenses
Submitted by: D. Finlayson

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"Working to circumvent a four-month-old Supreme Court ruling, House Republicans overwhelmingly passed a bill yesterday establishing a host of gang-related crimes as federal offenses and dictating minimum sentences from 10 years to life in prison."

"The legislation was introduced by Virginia lawmakers after a Supreme Court ruling in January allowed judges to deviate from the harsh penalties specified in federal sentencing guidelines. The bill, approved 279 to 144, supersedes the guidelines with a schedule of penalties for gang crimes ranging from 10 to 30 years, with a sentence of life in prison or capital punishment for a gang crime that results in a death."
 

John Longenecker: Thank You, Secretary Rice.
Submitted by: News Admin

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"Secretary Rice said that if local authorities had had lists of registered weapons, she did not think her father and other Blacks would have been able to defend themselves."

"This implies properly, of course, that had they known where the guns were, those guns wouldn’t have remained there in private hands for much longer. The fear of a defenseless populace – make that a disarmed populace – where only the government and the criminals have the guns is not unfounded, and it is generations old, as Secretary Rice’s remarks indicate. This reasonable apprehension persists in 2005."
 

AL: Gun accidentally goes off in Anderson County school
Submitted by: Michael Z. Williamson
Website: http://www.michaelzwilliamson.com

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"A gunshot was fired into the floor in an Anderson County middle school after a student accidentally pulled the trigger of a deputy's holstered gun."

"The gun fired Wednesday morning after a student at Lakeside Middle School grabbed it as the deputy told them how hard it was to take a gun from an officer's holster, Sheriff David Crenshaw said."

"The student's finger apparently was small enough to get inside the holster and pull the trigger, the sheriff said."
 

SC: Gun That Discharged Is Standard Weapon For Officers
Submitted by: Michael Z. Williamson
Website: http://www.michaelzwilliamson.com

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"The gun that accidentally discharged in an Anderson County school Wednesday was a 40-caliber Glock, the weapon of choice by about 65 percent of law enforcement officers across the country."

"A firearms expert said that the major advantage of the weapon --- its ease of firing -- can also be considered a danger."

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Yes, let's blame the Glock, and not the "stellar professional" who couldn't keep control of it.
 

TX: Border Patrol agents plead guilty in drug scheme
Submitted by: News Admin

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"A senior U.S. Border Patrol agent and his brother pleaded guilty Thursday to accepting about $1.5 million in drug dealers' bribes to allow marijuana and cocaine through a checkpoint."

"Agent Juan Alvarez, 35, and his brother Jose Guadalupe Alvarez, 38, both of Laredo, were named in an indictment unsealed April 7. The indictment detailed extortion, bribery, drug conspiracy and firearm charges against the brothers."
 

MO: Firearms safety, hunting protocol is serious business
Submitted by: Michael Z. Williamson
Website: http://www.michaelzwilliamson.com

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"Farmer Mark – in real life, firearms safety instructor Mark Brletich of the Dakota County Gun Club – showed the boys a couple of signs on his property that had been shot up by irresponsible hunters. ..."

"The boys, keeping a safe distance from the pitchfork, offered to pay for new signs. Finally, Farmer Mark relented and gave them permission to hunt on his land."

"And so went the continuing education of a new group of hunters. Graduation day of another firearms safety training course in Lakeville took place last month. Each graduate left with a hunter safety certificate and, the instructors hoped, a sense of how to go about it the right way."
 

UK: Gun fanatic stalked and killed ex-fiancee
Submitted by: News Admin

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"An obsessive sadist and gun fanatic faces life in jail after a jury convicted him of threatening, stalking and ultimately murdering a talented young showjumper after she had broken off their engagement."

"Mark Dyche had drawn up a horrific list of brutal fantasies about 26-year-old Tania Moore before he dressed in a pesticide-spraying suit and balaclava, rammed her car off a quiet country road and shot her in the head."
 

MN: Ruling on gun law appealed to Supreme Court
Submitted by: News Admin

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"Attorney General Mike Hatch on Thursday asked the state Supreme Court to review a Court of Appeals ruling that struck down Minnesota's handgun permitting law."

"The conceal-carry law, approved by the Legislature in 2003, gave more Minnesotans permission to carry handguns in public. But a series of state courts struck down the law, saying the method used by the Legislature to approve it was improper."
 

UK: Family and friends rally for gun victim
Submitted by: Michael Z. Williamson
Website: http://www.michaelzwilliamson.com

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"THE first march and rally in the memory of teenage murder victim Anton Hyman takes place this weekend."

"The Justice for Anton march and rally has been organised by mum Vanessa, 38, in a bid to raise awareness of not only her 17-year-old son's murder in March last year but also the number of gun and violent crimes."
 

UK: "I've got a gun, now take me into the hospital
Submitted by: Michael Z. Williamson
Website: http://www.michaelzwilliamson.com

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"DESPERATE Andrew Foy walked into a busy hospital with an air gun in a bid to be readmitted to a psychiatric ward."

"Foy, 23, of Oxhill Place, Dumbarton, feared he might harm himself with the pistol, so took it with him to the Vale of Leven’s casualty department on March 9 last year."

"Dumbarton Sheriff Court heard last week that Foy had been released from the psychiatric ward earlier that day and wanted to be taken back in."
 

MT: Hellgate actually has a choice
Submitted by: Michael Z. Williamson
Website: http://www.michaelzwilliamson.com

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"Hellgate Elementary threw the book at the Missoula-area youngster who carried to school the BB gun he found on his way to class one morning and at the schoolmate who helped him hide it in her locker. The Missoulian this month has reported extensively on the 12-month expulsions the two students received from a school district that portrays itself as bound by a strict federal law that sets a zero-tolerance policy regarding weapons in schools."

"In fact, however, the school has plenty of latitude in disciplining those students. It's the local school board, not federal bureaucrats, deciding that those two students should spend most of two school years twiddling their thumbs at home."
 

NC: Panel OKs gun rule
Submitted by: Michael Z. Williamson
Website: http://www.michaelzwilliamson.com

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"With little fanfare, the village council on Monday passed a long-awaited BB-gun ordinance designed to answer a rash of complaints over the last few years."

"The ordinance passed unanimously, and no one spoke in favor of or against it during a public hearing."
 

UK: BASC welcomes publication of police safe gun storage advice
Submitted by: News Admin

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"Revised guidelines for the police on requirements for security and storage of legally held guns are being made public by the Home Office. In a move welcomed by Britain's biggest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), firearm certificate holders, the police and the general public will benefit from having a comprehensive set of recommendations for the conditions under which guns should be stored."
 

AL: Pine Hill auxiliary officers to carry guns
Submitted by: News Admin

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"Pine Hill’s three auxiliary police officers now have the authorization to carry guns and drive police cars while on duty for the police department."

"The Pine Hill council granted the request made by Police Chief John Brown at Monday’s meeting. Brown’s request was made in writing, but Brown was not present at the meeting due to health issues."
 

From One Pope Benedict to Another, St. Gabriel Possenti Society Commemorates 85th Anniversary of Canonization of its Patron
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"St. Gabriel Possenti was born in 1838 and died in 1862."

"In 1860, as a seminarian near Isola del Gran Sasso, Italy, he rescued the villagers there from a gang of terrorists with a striking, one-shot, lizard-slaying demonstration of handgun marksmanship."

"Snyder recounts the 'lizard incident' in his biography of Possenti, GUN SAINT, published by Telum Associates, LLC. The cover of the book features a line drawing of the incident."

"The book describes support for and opposition to the international Gun Saint movement for official Vatican designation of Possenti as Patron of Handgunners."
 

PA: Other side of gun story (Letter)
Submitted by: Michael Z. Williamson
Website: http://www.michaelzwilliamson.com

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"I'M A RESPONSIBLE gun owner with a concealed-weapons permit, and I've read your series of gun-violence reports over the last few weeks."

"I feel they were all one-sided and inaccurate. If you wonder why responsible gun owners instantly get their dander up every time new 'gun control' ideas are thrown around, I'll tell you."

"Because every anti-gun proposal is just that - anti-gun. It's all or nothing. There is no reasonable compromise. Every proposal is just a foot in the door to complete elimination."
 

ME: Rod and gun club
Submitted by: Michael Z. Williamson
Website: http://www.michaelzwilliamson.com

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"The Northern York County Rod and Gun Club will host a Youth Shoot, on Saturday, May 14 at the club house on Lewis Hill Road in West Newfield."

"The event is open to the public for all children wishing to attend, but all children must be accompanied by an adult."
 

ME: Remote-control hunting banned
Submitted by: News Admin

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"Maine has put up a 'keep out' sign for a high-tech version of hunting in which computers and cameras are used to kill animals from remote locations. Gov. John Baldacci has signed a bill to ban remote-control hunting, in which clients hook up online to a set of cameras at a ranch, then sight game and fire a rifle."

"The bill, which was signed Tuesday and takes effect 90 days after the close of the current session, will make remote operations targeting game or birds in Maine locations illegal."
 

FL: 'No Retreat' gives right to defend
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"Unneeded force may come with law."

"Think twice about firing away under Florida's new self-defense law, even when you hear, 'Your money or your life.'"

"Because if you miss and hit a bystander, you're still liable to be prosecuted or sued."
 

LA: Student booked after allegedly threatening others with gun
Submitted by: Michael Z. Williamson
Website: http://www.michaelzwilliamson.com

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"Lafayette Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested a 16-year-old special education student for allegedly threatening fellow students with a gun."

"The incident occurred yesterday outside of the N-P Moss Annex School, where the teenager allegedly pointed a loaded .380-caliber semi-automatic handgun at a group of students at the school."
 

UK: Eight Out of 10 Police Officers 'Want Stun Guns'
Submitted by: News Admin

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"Police are to debate whether all frontline officers should carry stun guns after a poll today found eight out of 10 of them supported the move."

"The Police Federation, which represents rank-and-file officers, will examine the issue at its conference next week."

"Survey results released by Police Review magazine showed 80% of police wanted to carry Taser stun guns."
 

AK: Gun triggers suspension in Mentasta
Submitted by: Michael Z. Williamson
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"An 11th-grader at Mentasta School was suspended last week after bringing a Ruger .22-caliber pistol to school to deliver to a teacher who was buying it, according to Carol Doyle, superintendent of the Alaska Gateway School District."
 

Australia: Prison workers strike after fake gun find
Submitted by: Michael Z. Williamson
Website: http://www.michaelzwilliamson.com

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"Prison officers at Parklea, in Sydney's west, have voted to continue their strike for another 24 hours over the discovery of a replica gun at the jail."

"The gun was found in the visitors carpark and has prompted Corrective Services to hold an immediate security review of the perimeter of the prison."

"Prison officers believe the incident was a trial run to bringing a real gun into the jail."

"Greg O'Donohue from the Public Service Association says officers will stay on strike until new security measures are introduced."
 

Gun Lock Test
Submitted by: Michael Z. Williamson
Website: http://www.michaelzwilliamson.com

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"To make sure improper gun lock installation can't happen in your home, Acadiana experts talk about the "free keys" to gun safety."
 

AR: Region 8 Man Charged After Bringing Gun To Elementary School
Submitted by: Michael Z. Williamson
Website: http://www.michaelzwilliamson.com

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"21-year-old Blaine Wilkinson allegedly brought a gun onto the property of Riverside East Elementary and began making threats toward his wife, who works as a teacher's aide at the school."

"When Tuesday incident happened, law enforcement was called to the scene and the school went into a temporary lockdown. It's a scary situation, but school official’s say knowing how to react and preparing for a situation like this can keep the nearly 400 students at Riverside East Elementary safe."

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Locking a bunch of disarmed potential victims in a school with a gunman is "keeping them safe?"
 

UK: Air gun sniper hunted
Submitted by: Michael Z. Williamson
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"A WOMAN was shot as she was on her way to take her sick mother to hospital for an X-ray."

"A pellet from an air gun ripped through Caroline Michael's trousers and hit the back of her thigh as she strolled through Highbury New Park, Highbury."

"Police and medics were called to the scene and she was taken to The Whittington Hospital, Highgate Hill, Archway."

"Miss Michael, 43, said: 'I was on my way to see my mum to take her to Bart's Hospital and the next thing I know I was hit by a bullet.'"
 

VA: Board takes flak over gun find
Submitted by: Michael Z. Williamson
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"Anger and alarm among Central Elementary parents over an incident last Friday in which two students brought guns to school came to a head at a School Board meeting Wednesday."

"'The thought of children bringing guns and knives to school petrified us,' said Lisa Lamb, whose son attends the school. One of the two students, who were in fourth- and fifth-grade, also was caught with a knife."

"Lamb was one of several parents who balked at hearing about the incident from the news media and not the school system."
 

LA: Family Dollar robbed at gun point
Submitted by: Michael Z. Williamson
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"A Family Dollar store in the 2500 block of Hollywood Avenue was robbed at gun point this morning, Shreveport Police said."

"The robber went into the store about 11:15 a.m. and pointed a black handgun at the back of the head of an employee forcing her to the back of the store, police said. Not finding what he wanted, the robber forced the employee to the front and ordered her to empty the cash registers, police said."

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Many Family Dollar stores post "no guns" signs, preventing employees and customers from defending themselves. Was this one of them?
 

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