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DE: Police seize Milltown man's guns
Submitted by: Gary L. Erne

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"Mitri S. Habash, of the first block of Duvall Court in Arundel, was released on $4,000 bail after being charged with four felony counts of possessing a destructive weapon. Police in court records described the four pieces of weaponry as a firearm silencer, a fully automatic 9 mm firearm, a fully automatic receiver for an Uzi 9 mm and an 'Uzi 9 mm rifle with a barrel less than 16 inches and a folding stock.' "

"County police chief Col. David McAllister said at a news conference that police also found two shotguns, seven rifles, nine handguns and ammunition. Police estimated the value of the collection at nearly $20,000."

" 'Anyone with fully automatic weapons with silencers is a danger to the community,' McAllister said. 'It is never legal to have silencers or automatic weapons.' "

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Spoken like a true control freak dictator. This is yet another example of how citizens are automatically considered to be a threat as a result of the myriad "malum prohibitum" laws our tyrannical representatives have imposed on us.

KABA Note: In addition to being an elitist control freak McAllister is also ignorant of the law. Check ATF's NFA page for the accurate information about NFA weapons, and then email this sub-moron's boss about his lack of knowledge of the law.

County Executive Thomas P. Gordon appears amenable (at least according to the website) to hear suggestions about how to improve New Castle County. Your first suggestion might be to fire its incompetent police chief. tgordon@co.new-castle.de.us
 

DE: Gun Collector is Victim of Hoplophobic Police Witch Hunt
Submitted by: Gary L. Erne

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The saga continues with the pseudo-SS police force mounting a quest to further smear a citizen because he has an interest in firearms and explosives. Gun ownership by mere citizens is terribly disturbing to the police state. Apparently these kinds of smear campaigns to demonize gun ownership are intended to scare the citizenry into submission to the police state. You can read all about it in George Orwell's "1984".

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"Mark Nepi says the idea that people might compare him to domestic terrorist Timothy McVeigh makes him cry."

" 'It kills me. It hurts. How would you feel if you were accused of being a terrorist?' said Nepi, the Prices Corner-area man arrested April 21 after authorities found weapons, chemicals that could be used to make bombs, blasting caps, a homemade silencer and manuals on making explosives in the home he shares with his parents."

" 'I'm a normal, everyday person. I love the country,' said Nepi, 26, who was released on bail last week. 'I never wanted to do anything to anybody in the country or hurt the country.' " ...
 

NC: Camp Lejeune sees rash of stolen weapons cases
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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"Twelve Camp Lejeune Marines so far have been implicated during at least 10 courts-martial involving stolen weapons and explosives charges since troops returned from the war with Iraq last June."

"And while each case has its differences, there have been common themes. The biggest one is remorse. Each Marine charged has expressed sorrow for letting down fellow troops."

"Friday the scene played out again at Camp Lejeune's as two Marines with otherwise clean records pleaded guilty to stealing weapons and explosives."
 

NC: Change proposed on gun crime bill
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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"When a 13-year-old student fired a gun at Burns Middle School last fall, Cleveland County officials learned that the most serious crime the teenager could be charged with would not bring an active sentence."

"Future perpetrators may not be so lucky, if a proposal by Rep. Tim Moore, R-Cleveland becomes law."

"The proposed change, endorsed Wednesday by a legislative oversight committee, could require that a first-time offender who shoots a gun on school property or at a school function receive 13 to 16 months behind bars."
 

IL: Man Charged With Carrying Handgun In Luggage
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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"A Chicago area man was arrested Saturday when a handgun was found inside his carry-on luggage at Midway Airport." ...

"Police said a security guard noticed the unloaded .22-caliber handgun weapon when Grono's luggage passed through an X-ray machine."

"Police said Grono told authorities he forget the gun was in the bag."

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Notice the difference in treatment between this man and a high-ranking police official in Indiana. He got a Misdemeanor Summons for his transgression
 

NE: Firearm at Soccer Festivity, but why?
Submitted by: Blacksnake

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The usual flawed emotionalist arguments resurface.

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"Nebraska soccer standout Jenna Cooper, 21, a former U.S. national team member who was shot to death Sunday, was at the wrong place at the wrong time, the Lincoln police chief said."

"That's a cop-out."

"The gun was at the wrong place at the wrong time."

"The gun, a concealed .32-caliber handgun, was brought by a guest to a party at Cooper's home to celebrate the end of the spring soccer season."

"The gun was pulled when the guest was questioned about some missing shot glasses."

"The gun introduced violence into the dispute. The gun provided the means for murder."

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That's one smart gun to be doing all that on its own! Notice the deliberate avoidance of any part that the human played in the scenario.
 

OH: Lancaster parks to discuss gun policy
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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"The Lancaster City Parks Board will take up the issue of whether people with concealed-carry handgun licenses should be allowed to bring guns into city parks at its May 12 meeting."

"Bogear said the city parks had no immediate plans to limit access to the parks for people wearing concealed weapons."
 

MT: Hats, antiques rub elbows with guns, ammo
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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"Katy Brennan's brightly colored silk and feather hats are hard to miss among the rows of guns, ammunition and knives inside the Four Seasons Arena this weekend."

"But it's not just the pearly pink and pastel blue that set her booth apart. Brennan, better known as 'the hat lady,' has one of the busiest tables at the Great Falls Gun and Antique Show. She's been selling handmade hats at the Great Falls show for the past nine years." ...

"Other tables at the show are filled with guns, knives, ammunition, Indian and Western artifacts, jewelry, antiques and collectibles."
 

PA: Museum tells story of local firearms
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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"Historians agree the Pennsylvania long rifle was the first genuine American invention and art form, according to Jim Wilson, a heritage program specialist for the Jacobsburg Historical Society and Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center."

"The Henry family manufactured thousands of firearms in Nazareth and Bushkill Township beginning in 1777, when William Henry II came here from Lancaster, Pa."

"Of the historical society's collection of more than 100 17th and 18th century Henry guns, 22 are on display in tall glass cases for the public to inspect when the museum opens today."
 

AZ: Gun club targets safety
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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"To be on a tour Terry Schmidt gives at his new Scottsdale Gun Club is like watching a proud father show off his newborn. The owner of the north Scottsdale facility is quick to point out the bells and whistles that he and others involved in the project have made sure are part of the 30,000-square-foot building."

"But thereís something more important than bells and whistles to Schmidt."

" 'Our biggest focus is education and safety,' Schmidt said. 'We believe we can help eliminate accidents and deaths with guns by teaching people how they are used and the right way to treat them. That is our main reason for being here.' "
 

TN: Second-graderís intent in taking gun to class puzzling to police
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A Chattanooga elementary school student faces suspension for bringing a gun to school Friday, but authorities still don't know where the second-grader got the pistol.

Officials at Red Bank Elementary School confiscated the gun Friday after the student showed the weapon to a classmate shortly after lunch, police said.

"We don't know his intent," said Sgt. Tom Layne, spokesman for the Chattanooga Police Department. "We don't know if he found it and just wanted to show it off or what."

The child was released to his parents and faces suspension under the school district's zero tolerance policy, Layne said.
 

FL: Gun locks arrive in Collier as part of national safety program
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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"Thousands of gun safety locks have arrived in Collier County as part of a national safety program to prevent children from having access to weapons."

"The locks were dropped off last week at the Collier County Sheriff's Office and the Naples and Marco Island police forces. Now each agency will make them available to the community."

"The cable-style gun locks, handed out by Project ChildSafe, a program of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, jam the magazine compartment or cylinder chamber and keep the weapons from firing." ...

"The locks were paid for by a $50 million Department of Justice grant and around 20 million of the gun locks will be handed out nationwide."
 

TN: Federal prosecutors focusing on gun-related cases
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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"Federal prosecutors, who this week obtained indictments against 16 gun-crime defendants, took the opportunity yesterday to trumpet their ongoing campaign to combat street violence." ...

"Increasingly, under the direction of the U.S. Justice Department, federal prosecutors are taking gun-related cases that previously had been the province of state courts."

"Federal prosecutors can often secure much stiffer prison penalties under U.S. laws, compared with softer sentences handed down by crowded state courts."
 

MS: Lamar sheriff distributing gun locks
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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"In 2001, 35 Mississippi children and teens were killed, including 13 suicides and five accidents, as a result of available unlocked firearms, according to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics."

"In an effort to reduce the number of unsecured guns in the hands of children in Lamar County, the sheriff's department has begun an initiative to distribute gun locks to area citizens."
 

Soon, Osama's guys can buy American again
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"I don't know about you, but I am glad that at least someone appreciates the easy availability of guns in America."

"I mean, it's too bad that person happens to be Osama Bin Laden. But a fan is a fan, right?"

"In the Al Qaeda training manual, it says, 'In the U.S. it's legal to own certain types of firearms. Attain an assault rifle legally, preferably an AK-47 or variations.' "

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Bin Laden was much more thrilled with the easy availability of box cutters in the United States, as well as our lax border security, which allowed the 9-11 terrorists to freely enter this country and take flying lessons here.

Of course if you ask the writer to point out how often Bin Laden's terrorists actually use "assault" weapons, if you ask her to actually define an "assault" weapon or show us how the ban that she advocates has in any way prevented Osama's terrorists from getting said weapons cheaply and easily from nations that actually sanction and support his activities, she'll remain slackjawed and silent.

Here is her email address, if you want to drop her a love note: lskenazy@edit.nydailynews.com
 

AZ: Low-velocity gun replicas new kid fad
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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"On Saturday, a line began forming outside the door three hours before the opening of Softair Depot."

"By 10 a.m. hundreds of boys and a few girls, from grade school to high school, along with their parents, jammed the new Scottsdale store that sells licensed soft-air gun replicas and accessories."

"The replicas shoot harmless lightweight nylon plastic pellets at one-third the velocity of paintball guns and metal BBs, said John Steele, chief administrative officer of CyberGun, S.A., Softair's parent company."

"Properly supervised, it is a safe way to begin in the shooting sports, Steele said. Users shoot at targets or participate in organized tactical games."
 

KS: Law agencies offering firearm safety Kits
Submitted by: Blacksnake

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"Local law enforcement agencies are giving away 1,200 firearms safety kits through a partnership with Project ChildSafe."

"Project ChildSafe is a national firearms safety education program developed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation. Millions of firearms safety kits are being distributed this year in all 50 states and five U.S. territories through a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice."

"The program, which promotes safe handling and storage of firearms, is targeting Kansas in April, distributing 218,500 kits statewide. There are 123 distribution locations in Kansas, including the counties of Brown, Coffey, Douglas, Franklin, Jackson, Lyon, Shawnee and Wabaunsee."

"The kits include a gun lock and safety curriculum, said Topeka Police Chief Ed Klumpp."
 

KS: Turkey hunt holds special meaning for Jim Kelly
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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"When Jim Kelly welcomed the birth of his son seven years ago, he dreamed of gaining a companion with whom he could share the thrill of turkey hunting."

"But a short time later, Kelly - the Hall of Fame quarterback who played 11 seasons for the Buffalo Bills - learned that never would be possible."

"His son, Hunter, was born with Krabbe Disease, a rare and often fatal enzyme disorder that preys on the central nervous system and the brain."

"That has left Hunter immobilized, on oxygen 24 hours a day and requiring round-the-clock care and a feeding tube."

"Still, he's very much a part of his dad's turkey hunting this spring."
 

HI: 6th-grader brings gun to school
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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"In a letter sent home Thursday to parents, Kapa'a Principal Mary Ann Bode said that a student brought an unloaded .22-caliber automatic handgun to school, allowing three other students to hold it for him at various points during the school day. A fifth student reported the situation to security personnel." ...

"She said the gun was never used to threaten anyone. It was not clear who owned the weapon or whether it was properly registered." ...

"During the 2002-2003 year, 42 public school students were involved in 26 incidents involving firearms or explosives. Air-powered pellet or BB guns represent the majority of cases." ...
 

Officials won't enforce U.S. immigration laws
Submitted by: FWiedner

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"Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Col., is calling for a White House probe into high-ranking federal Homeland Security authorities in Texas who publicly reassured illegal aliens and their backers they have no plans to enforce federal immigration laws anytime soon." ...

"Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agent in Charge Joseph Webber, and Rep. Gene Green, D-Texas, called a special meeting, attended by about 400 people."

"At the meeting, they announced they had no plans to arrest, deport, or hassle the scores of aliens illegally living and working in the Houston area, according to the Houston Chronicle."

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A public announcement by Homeland Security authorities that they have no plans to enforce federal immigration laws anytime soon.

Still think that "Homeland Security" has anything to do with "Homeland Security"?

KABA Note: If the "authorities" have no intention of enforcing one set of US laws, why should gun owners be compelled about abiding by another?
 

Justice Souter Attacked While Jogging
Submitted by: Wayne Van Scoyoc

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Maybe Souter will be more inclined to treat the Second Amendment with a bit more respect in the future now that he knows what it's like to be a disarmed victim in the Nation's Capital, where handguns are illegal for the law abiding and commonplace for the violent criminals.

KABA Note: Likely not, however. The most probable scenario is that he will simply compel the Supreme Court police to act as his armed escort when he runs, while continuing to preach civilian disarmament.

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"Supreme Court Justice David Souter suffered minor injuries when a group of young men assaulted him as he jogged on a city street, a court spokeswoman and Metropolitan Police said Saturday." ...

"Souter was running alone when he was attacked. He lives in a neighborhood not far from the Supreme Court building on Capitol Hill, where the attack occurred."
 

Supreme Court Justice Attacked, Says 'There Oughta Be A Law' (Satire)
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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"Justice Souter, contacted by phone while in his newly enrolled karate class complained that there ought to be a law against Supreme Court Justices being attacked on the streets of the Capitol. Said a shaken and angry Souter, 'I was surprised to find out that attacking me is not a Capitol Offense, hell, I think even touching me ought to be a Capitol Offence and Iíll tell ya, Iíll be happy to hear that appeal, if you know what I mean.' "

"When asked if heís doing anything differently since the attack Justice Souter said, 'You mean aside from the Karate, Aikido, Kung Fu and pistol shooting lessons? No, not really, but I find Iíve been renting a lot of Charles Bronson Death Wish movies lately, not that that means anything.' "
 

FL: Miami SWAT officer faces trial in shooting death
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"Jury selection is set to start Monday in the case of a SWAT officer accused of covering up a toy gun allegedly planted after he shot a suicidal man to death in the fifth Miami police corruption trial in less than two years."

"More than an hour after the SWAT team arrived, Jesse Runnels was shot twice in the cheek as he stood at his kitchen sink in 1999. A toy gun was found outside the kitchen window, but some police witnesses say it wasn't there right after the shooting."

"Officer Alex Macias is charged with lying twice to investigators a day after firing the fatal rounds from his department-issue machine gun in a three-shot burst of gunfire that lasted a fraction of a second."
 

Forced Compliance
Submitted by: LFA Editor
Website: http://www.libertyforall.net

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"Primarily it is the fact that people are forced into complying with laws that are not laws but are regulations placed on artificial creations of government. Add to this that one has little recourse in the courts against the dirty SOBs who rob of our rights by enforcing these corporate 'rules' as laws applying to the people. Officials avoid the courts like the plague and the courts help prevent their frauds being put 'in the record' by ignoring due process and dismissing cases." ...
 

CT: Police reject candidate for being too intelligent
Submitted by: Tomahawk

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"A US man has been rejected in his bid to become a police officer for scoring too high on an intelligence test."

"Robert Jordan, a 49-year-old college graduate, took an exam to join the New London police, in Connecticut, in 1996 and scored 33 points, the equivalent of an IQ of 125."

"But New London police interviewed only candidates who scored 20 to 27, on the theory that those who scored too high could get bored with police work and leave soon after undergoing costly training."

"Mr Jordan launched a federal lawsuit against the city, but lost."

"The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York upheld a lower court's decision that the city did not discriminate against Mr Jordan because the same standards were applied to everyone who took the test."

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Mindboggling lunacy! A police department gets a willing candidate who wants to do this thankless task and has above average intelligence, and they reject him! This ought to give us insight into why there have been so many negligent discharges and accidental shootings by police officers of late.
 

AZ: Defining cougar 'encounters' and 'incidents'
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://home.comcast.net/~bruce.krafft/

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"The Arizona Game and Fish Department began a series of workshops Saturday meant to refine the state's policy on mountain lions in urban areas."

"One goal of the sessions is to clarify when the agency should kill lions that have met up with humans - a judgment call that went under the microscope in March after Game and Fish opted to hunt cougars in Sabino Canyon that it felt posed an imminent safety threat to people."

"The lethal hunt was eventually called off after a public outcry and opposition by Gov. Janet Napolitano. But people who attended Saturday's meeting agreed that similar cases are bound to occur as people continue to move into lion habitat." ...

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...and as lions continue to move into people habitat. Get armed!
 

More Senate Judiciary Committee Chicanery
Submitted by: Robert Lewis

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"Senator Charles Schumer and his leftist colleagues on the Senate Judiciary Committee have reached a new low in suggesting that President Bush is being divisive by appointing his political allies to the bench." ...

"The irony is that conservatives, as a matter of principle, generally reject judicial activism. That is, they believe that judges should interpret rather than make laws. Conservative appointees are far less likely to impose their ideology through judicial 'legislation.' "

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Remember this when you vote this November. Gun owners were just SLAPPED IN THE FACE by a GWB nominee (US District Judge Reggie B. Walton).

"[T]he Court must conclude that the Second Amendment does not confer an individual right to possess firearms. Rather, the Amendment's objective is to ensure the vitality of state militias." --Seegars v. Ashcroft, the NRA lawsuit in D.C.

So, is George W. Bush a true conservative? Are we really to think his appointments are going to rescue gun rights?
 

IL: Crime-fighting cameras divide neighbors in tougher neighborhoods of Chicago
Submitted by: Blacksnake

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"Fifty upgraded cameras to be installed later this year will have sensors to detect bullets whizzing through the air, relaying the precise location of gunfire to dispatchers."

"But as Chicago police expand their $3.5 million 'Operation Disruption' -- one of the nation's most aggressive uses of surveillance cameras to curb violent crime -- residents and lawmakers are divided over whether the cameras are effective or an invasion of privacy that brands their neighborhoods as ghettos." ...

"State Sen. Rickey Hendon has sponsored legislation to limit how many devices police install and to get rid of the cameras' attention-getting blue-strobe lights. Hendon said the lights have led people to label the neighborhoods 'blue light districts.' "

" 'I think they're a violation of people's civil liberties,' said Hendon, who said he has received complaints from residents who fear the cameras can zoom into their windows. 'People going about their everyday lives shouldn't be spied on by Big Brother.' "
 

IL: Attack a cop and cop may sue you
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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"Although the phenomenon has been around since the '70s, not a lot of people are aware that a gun and a jail term aren't the only weapons cops have to protect themselves. A recent spate of lawsuits shows some cops and jail guards are using the civil court system to object to the notion that they're expected to be a punching bag as a normal course of duty. And one police organization says they actually recommend cops file the suits as a deterrent to abuse."
 

IN: Officers show off appropriated property
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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"Seeing a police officer riding a motorcycle, while not exactly commonplace in Northwest Indiana, isnít exactly a novelty, either."

"But an officer riding a tricked-out Kawasaki with 'Seized From Your Local Drug Dealer' emblazoned on the front windshield is an entirely different ó and cool ó deal altogether, as between 60 and 70 boys of all ages found out at a career day held at the National Guard Armory Saturday."

"The event, hosted by Indiana chapter of The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), brought together several police agencies from across the state to the Armory to show what careers in law enforcement are all about, according to Sgt. Lester McSwain, with the National Guard."
 

Police officers could learn a thing or two from Barney Fife
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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"Laurie, I'm sure you're familiar with WWJD rings. What is needed for a growing number of people are WWBFD rings, as in What Would Barney Fife Do."

"Anyone planning to become a police officer or a school principal should have to complete the WWBFD course. The latest example of the need for such a course comes out of Highland Park, Texas, and the case of the 97-year-old fugitive. ..."

"Laurie, this kind of nonsense also happens on school campuses all over because of these 'Zero Tolerance' policies, which really means Zero Intelligence. ...The 6-year-old suspended for bringing nail clippers to school, the 8-year-old who spent five hours at a police station for making 'terroristic threats' with a gun made of paper, and the topper, four kindergartners suspended for pointing their fingers and "shooting" each other while playing cops and robber."
 

OR: "I feared for my life"
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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"Officer Jason Sery said Friday that he shot James Jahar Perez when he saw him pull a clenched hand from his right pocket after repeatedly warning him, 'I'm going to shoot, I'm going to shoot. Get your hands out!' "

"I remember just seeing the top of his hand starting to come out of his pocket, and that's when I made the decision to shoot... Everything told me that this was wrong and that there was a gun."

"Perez had $7 in his pocket. He was not armed."

"Sery's long-awaited testimony came on the third day of a rare public inquest that ended Friday with the six-member jury issuing a unanimous verdict: homicide."
 

CA: Officer settles brutality lawsuit
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"A Richmond police officer who claimed the city's police commission trumped up a series of brutality charges against him settled his suit against the city on Friday for $16,500 and protection from future scrutiny in those cases."

"Officer Charles Whitney, who last year served as president of the Richmond Police Officers Association, nearly became the first officer to face a public hearing of excessive-force complaints before the Richmond Police Commission last November." ...

"Commissioners heard complaints against Whitney stemming from an alleged 2001 pistol-whipping of a suspect who ran from officers and the 2001 shooting of another man, who later pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm."
 

NH: Area women lend voice to plea: 'Halt the assault'
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"Kate Vinande, 28, of Exeter, knows the danger of lenient gun laws."

"When she was 24 years old, she was a victim of gun violence."

"While leaving a restaurant in the Detroit area with five of her friends, she said two women attempted to steal her car."

" 'Being naive, we tried to leave,' she said. 'They shot through the passenger door, it hit my shoulder and then lodged in my opposite shoulder.' "

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So now, instead of advocating armed self-defense, which could have likely spared her the pain, she preaches disarmed victimhood with the "Hundred or so" Moron Mommies. She didn't learn a damn thing, did she?
 

Kerry Sneaks Into the "Big Tent"
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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"Unfortunately, once Reagan left office in 1989, prominent party operatives abandoned his philosophy, proving that they did not comprehend the reasons for his success. In its place, they adopted a counterfeit 'Big Tent,' which has only served to undermine party successes and the conservative agenda ever since. This approach was epitomized by the 1996 candidacy of Bob Dole. According to Dole's version, the party would seek to incorporate every possible disparate viewpoint into its platform, with the intention of persuading as many people as possible that it concurred with their interests."
 

Australia: Five mugged in related gun attacks
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"AT LEAST five gunpoint muggings in Brisbane are believed to be linked to the same attackers."

"The disturbing series of robberies has alarmed police, but not all have gone to plan."

"Despite brandishing a silver revolver, the attackers have been forced to flee empty-handed after some victims refused to hand over their money." ...

"Det Sen-Sgt Houghton warned of the dangers of resisting."

" 'I certainly advise people to be mindful that they don't know the people they're dealing with and they can't be sure of what type of weapons they might have,' he said."

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Gee, detective, but you guys have gun control down under, don't you?
 

UK: Jail threat over 'toys' that could kill
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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"Although they lack the capability to fire real ammunition, some look and feel so realistic that even skilled police marksmen are hard-pressed to tell the difference."

"Worse still, some could be converted to fire real bullets."

"According to Metropolitan Police estimates, imitation weapons of some description were used in almost 80 per cent of Britain's firearm crime in 2003."

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What this should tell you is that criminals will use whatever weapons they can get their hands on to victimize the innocent. Disarming the citizenry will simply give the criminals the opportunity to victimize them with other tools.
 

Canada: Gun registry won't be optional
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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"Associate defence minister Albina Guarnieri has denied she is recommending a voluntary gun registry to replace the existing costly program and insists the government is committed to maintaining a registration system for all weapons."

"Guarnieri on Friday blamed gun-control lobbyists trying to stir up trouble for rumours that she has recommended some sort of optional registry in advance of a federal election."
 

UK: Where did they find an "armed man" in gun-free Britain?
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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"Armed police are negotiating with a man believed to be armed with a shotgun who has barricaded himself inside a house in Dorset."

"The man entered the house in Haskells Road, Poole at 0530 BST, threatened the occupants with a gun and told another man to leave along with four children."

"At 0730 BST a seriously injured woman, left the house and was taken to hospital under a police escort."

"People from up to 20 nearby houses have been removed from the area."
 

Canada: Vet cop docked for accidental gunshot
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"A 38-year police veteran who accidentally discharged his service pistol at the Chatham-Kent courthouse will lose two days pay and must take remedial firearms training. The penalty was imposed on Const. Al Stern Friday during a disciplinary hearing at Chatham-Kent police headquarters in Chatham." ...

"Stern, who has 38 years service with the RCMP and Chatham-Kent force, was charged under the Police Services Act with neglect of duty for failing to follow policy and procedure for unloading a firearm."

"Police said Stern was preparing to go off duty about 4 p.m. April 21 when he discharged his .40-calibre Glock semi-automatic pistol into his locker."
 

Canada: City should confiscate derelict property
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"Usually I'm right in there with the idea that my stuff is my stuff. Nobody has the right to take it from me. At least not without a fight -- or some other more appropriate consequence."

"But I'm also the first to acknowledge that there are exceptions to the rule."

"If someone was waving a gun at Portage and Main, or flashing one on Maryland, I don't care if it's personally owned or even licensed. I would hope that government would protect our right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness over that idiot's right to his weapon. They should take his gun." ...

"The ownership of guns, dogs, vehicles and the care of children implies certain responsibilities. Rights of possession can't be divorced from responsibilities."
 

UK: Shot man released without charge
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A man who was shot with a plastic baton round by police during an operation at a house in Newcastle has been released without charge.

Police were called to Sandringham Road, Gosforth, on Thursday, at 0935 BST after reports a resident had allegedly threatened a man with a firearm.

Northumbria Police said that during the operation an officer shot the man in the stomach with the baton round.

A man, 54, was arrested and taken to hospital and later discharged.

On Friday night, a Northumbria Police spokeswoman said he had been released from police custody with no further action.

The matter has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission who are being asked to supervise an inquiry.
 

Australia: Major change unlikely in firearm law review
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"TASMANIA'S firearms laws will finally be reviewed eight years after they were passed in the wake of the Port Arthur massacre."

"Police and Public Safety Minister David Llewellyn confirmed a review of the Firearms Act was near, but appeared to rule out a wide-ranging review... Issues to be considered included penalties for firearm offences, the 28-day cooling-off period for purchases of second and subsequent firearms, licence renewals, and access to handguns for primary producers for humane purposes. Tasmanian Firearm Owners Association president John Green said he welcomed the review, which had been promised several times in the past. He said Tasmania lagged behind other states that had already reviewed gun laws and streamlined their legislation accordingly. Mr Green said the association wanted the abolishment of the cooling off period for second and subsequent firearm purchases, and the need for gunshops to record ammunition sales. He said the Act was often difficult to understand, and relied too much on the Police Commissioner's interpretation."
 

UK: Woman sought after robbery spree
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"A brother and sister are suspected of carrying out a week-long robbery spree in which a man was shot in the head with a crossbow."

"West Midlands Police said other victims were threatened with weapons including a gun and a meat cleaver."

"The pair are thought to be have carried out five robberies across Birmingham."
 

Australia: Why target legal firearms? (Letter)
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"The story on page three in Tuesday's News highlighted the fact that this country's gun laws are drafted to intimidate and harass law-abiding gun owners and minimise the lawful ownership of firearms while doing nothing to minimise the impact of illegal gun use in society."

"As a gun owner I have recently been reminded that if I fail to fill in paperwork from the firearms registry about my guns, of which they already have three signed copies on file, I face fines of up to $24 000 and four years' imprisonment, yet here we have a man with no gun licence, three unregistered guns, all stored illegally; and by his own admission, using illegal drugs, yet all he gets is a reprimand and a $1000 fine. ..."
 

New Zealand: Armed men hold-up three Auckland bars overnight
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Victim Disarmament Strikes Again
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"Two men armed with a handgun and an iron bar robbed three bars in Auckland overnight."

"No one was hurt but the duo got away with cash from each of the three bars, Detective Sergeant Lloyd Schmid said."

"The two men, both solidly built Maori or Pacific Islanders struck at the Mad Dogs and Englishmen bar in Epsom, the Harlequin Bar in Point Chevalier, and the Horse and Trap in Mt Eden."

"Mr Schmid said at two of the bars the victims were made to lie on the floor but no one was hurt." ...

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In America, hitting three bars would be a roll of the dice. Chances are good, American robbers trying this would have ended up in pine boxes headed for the cemetary.
 

UK: Gun nazis drive man to kill himself
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"The widow of a disabled man who killed himself after being repeatedly attacked by young yobs at his Midland home last night backed calls for a 'Tony Martin's Law'."

"Teenage hooligans terrorised Martin James, 64, so many times that he eventually fired an air rifle at them to scare them off - and landed himself in trouble."

"Instead of tackling the louts, who had also vandalised his property, police threatened the despairing householder with prosecution for daring to use the firearm."

"Days later Mr James hanged himself in his garden shed after leaving wife Angela a note bearing a heart-breaking message that summed up his misery." ...
 

South Africa: 'Neighbour steals cop's gun from holster'
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"A police officer was robbed of his gun, allegedly by a neighbour, police reported on Sunday."

"Captain Mtati Tana, police spokesperson for East London, said a 24-year-old man ran up to the officer on Saturday night as he stood near his home in Mdantsane, in the Eastern Cape. The man took the gun and fled."

"Tana said the 24-year-old man had been arrested and would appear in court on Monday. The gun had not as yet been recovered."

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Looks like this officer needs a few lessons in firearm retention.
 

UK: Masked gunman robs security van
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"Police are hunting two men who stole a six-figure sum after robbing a security van at gunpoint outside a bank."

"A masked man carrying a firearm confronted one of the Brinks Security guards outside the Bank of Scotland in Glasgow's Park Circus area on Friday."

 

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