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Torture and Democracy
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"If there was ever any doubt, it is now clear that the torture at Abu Ghraib cannot be dismissed as the actions of a few bad actors. Two leaked memorandums, one to White House counsel Alberto Gonzales from the head of the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel and the other to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld from a Working Group on Detainee Interrogations in the Global War on Terrorism, make crystal clear that this Administration consciously sought out every loophole it could find to justify inflicting physical and psychological pain on captives for the purpose of obtaining intelligence. The memos are the "smoking guns" of the Abu Ghraib scandal. The fact that they were advanced by the two executive branch entities now in
 

Netherlands: Sky marshals may use gun to prevent KLM hijackings
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The armed military police guards that will be deployed on KLM international 'risk' flights starting from next week will be allowed to fire their weapons if necessary, it has been reported."

"The vice chairman of military police union Marechausseevereniging, Ed Lugthart, said the legal and technical problems associated with the scheme have now been resolved, newspaper De Volkskrant reported."

"The sky marshals who will travel on board incognito will be required to intervene when a terrorist attempts to take control of a plane. They will be armed with an extra compact service pistol, a Glock 26, which can be carried inconspicuously." ...
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Good that they're allowed to use their guns as guns and not clubs.
 

AL: Military-style assault rifle used to mow down officers
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The weapon used to kill three Birmingham police officers Thursday in Ensley was a powerful assault rifle originally used for military purposes."

"Police say the officers were shot with an SKS assault rifle, similar to an AK-47. The specific model was not available late Thursday. Police found the weapon in some bushes outside the house at 1619 18th St., where the shooting occurred." ...

"Lee said that although a hunter might purchase the 9-pound gun for hunting, it's not the weapon of choice. 'It's not normally a super-accurate gun,' he said. 'It would fall vaguely under the category of assault rifle.'"

"Lee's shop doesn't carry it because he doesn't consider it a sporting gun."

"At least two of the officers killed Thursday were wearing standard protective armor that would be unable to stop bullets from the SKS, but Lee said there are vests designed to stop such powerful blasts." ...
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KABA Notes: 1) The standard SKS does not meet the criteria of the "AW" ban.

2) "Sporting gun" was a test first enacted into law by the Nazis.

3) Just about any rifle round bigger than a .22 will penetrate most body armor.

Contact this reporter at bartnera@msu.edu
 

MA: Intruder gunned down by retiree
Submitted by: John Fansler

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"A retired New Bedford private eye blasted multiple gunshots into an intruder who died early yesterday after staggering into the street and collapsing face down on the pavement, police and neighbors said."

"The pre-dawn shooting in a hardscrabble city neighborhood cheered some residents who said they were glad to see someone fighting back against escalating street violence."

"'My first thought when I heard he was shot was, 'Good,' said June DeBarros 'But then I thought, 'What a shame, another statistic.'" ...
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Cops don't prevent or stop crimes. Cops write reports of crimes.

They are also quite skilled at drawing chalk outlines around those who were unprepared to defend themselves...
 

New BATF Proposal, Application to build a non-sporting firearm.
Submitted by: Chuck

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New proposed legislation will require persons to file a application with BATF to assemble an AR15 or any other rifle or shotgun considered non-sporting. "Non-sporting" weapons are not even defined in in current law. Considering it takes 6 months to get approval on other BATF applications, this new proposal will create more bureaucracy and paperwork for another non existent problem. Less than 30 days to respond to this new proposed rule.
 

MO: Investigation Into Taser Gun Incident Continues
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The Kansas City chief of police on Friday said his department is still looking into what happened when an officer used a Taser gun on a 68-year-old woman earlier this week."

"At the same time, community activists and friends of Louise Jones gathered at her home to call for a quick resolution to the matter."

"'We're not criticizing the police department as a whole -- we want them to do their job -- but when they overstep the line and begin to take their badge and abuse folk, then we all have a problem,' the Rev. John Birmingham said."

"Chief Richard Easley said investigators had contacted the Jones' attorney to obtain statements from the couple, but the Jones have yet to speak with police." ...
 

PA: Officer's Arrest May Lead to Shake-up in Department
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Last week, a highly regarded law enforcement officer was arrested after a raid at his Moon Township home netted an arsenal that could supply a small army; now KD Investigator Marty Griffin has learned that the investigation could lead to a big shake-up within the county police."

"It looks like several employees may be fired or asked to retire."

"Sources close to the investigation tell KDKA that one high ranking county police officer -- an assistant superintendent -- has already agreed to retire early; and today was his last day."

"KDKA has also learned that several other county police officers could lose their jobs as the result of the investigation. ..."
 

WV: New shooting program started by county extension service
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A new shooting sports program for area youth is being initiated by the Mineral County Extension Service. The program will teach basic firearm safety, shooting positions and marksmanship, while also teaching many life skills that will greatly benefit these youngsters throughout their entire lives."

"The shooting sports program will help those youth involved learn how to achieve goals while learning self-discipline, time management, acceptance of responsibility, respect for others, loyalty, leadership, selflessness and teamwork." ...
 

OH: Kroger makes it official: Ohio signs ordered down
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"An increasingly aggressive grassroots campaign, which culminated with customers mailing the Kroger Co. receipts showing thousands upon thousands of dollars in sales lost to competitors such as Super WalMart, Meijer and local mom-and-pop groceries (who do NOT post discriminatory signs), has met with resounding success."

"OFCC announced last week that members and supporters from the Cincinnati-Dayton area (under the control of Bob Hodge, President of Kroger's Cincinnati Division) had begun to report that a large number of signs were being removed."

"Customers who have contacted Kroger about their discriminatory signs barring concealed handgun license-holders are being notified that an official decision has been made to remove the signs." ..
 

MI: Increasingly, women are carrying guns and learning to use them
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... "Crow is not alone in her growing comfort with firearms, according to local police and gun dealers."

"Women are arming themselves with increasing frequency, often for personal safety, but also for sport and as a hobby."

"Since 2001, women have received 11,882 of the 109,694 concealed-weapons permits taken out in Michigan. While still in the minority with 11 percent of the licenses, there is no denying the appeal."

"Trying to snare a share of the market, Doug VanderWoude, owner of Silver Bullet Firearms, opened his firing range to women on Monday nights in June. VanderWoude and his staff promote familiarity and proper training during the free, three-hour sessions." ...
 

FL: Police Officers Charged In Brutal Beating
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Two Sweetwater police officers have been indicted following an investigation by the state attorney's office."

"Officer Allen St. Germain and Sgt. George Alvarez are accused of severely beating a teenager after they arrested him a year ago."

"Peter Daniel, 19, said Sweetwater police arrested him June 18 on charges of evading a traffic stop."

"His attorney said that officers beat Daniel after the arrest because they suspected him of stealing a Jet Ski that belonged to one of the officer's relatives." ...

"St. Germain and Alvarez reportedly gave very differing accounts of what happened to Daniel to cause his injuries." ...
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Innocent until proven guilty, but it is a shame when bad cops besmirch their honorable fellows.
 

IL: Gun Violence Victims Demonstrate Saturday to Ask Speaker Hastert to Support Extension of Assault Weapons Ban
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Victims of gun violence and activists will travel to Batavia, IL to Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert's district office on Saturday, June 19 to request that he put the Assault Weapons Ban Extension on the House floor for a vote."

"Speaker Hastert has the authority to call the bill for a vote. If Congress doesn't act, the Assault Weapons Ban will expire on September 13, 2004."

"'Ironically, these are the same type of military combat weapons that our troops are trying to remove from the streets of Baghdad," said Stephen Young of the Brady Campaign/Million Mom March. 'If Bush's legislative leaders in the House don't act, these weapons will become legal in American streets.' Police and prosecutorial support of the Assault Weapons Ban is almost unanimous across the country. Polling indicates 75% of all Americans support the ban as do 65% of legal gun owners." ...
 

CA: Showdown in the West: Brady Campaign, NRA Among Panelists to Discuss Guns in Old West and Today
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Michael Barnes, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, will participate in a panel discussion at the Museum of the American West on Saturday, June 19 from 2-3:30 p.m. Barnes and other panelists, including a representative from the National Rifle Association, will discuss how America's imagery of guns in the 19th Century West continues to shape the discussion of gun legislation and regulation today."

"The panel will examine historical origins of powerful phrases such as "shoot outs at high noon", as well as the notion of the settler fighting against a threatening frontier. Because these images are deeply rooted in our public consciousness, their relevance to current issues such as the assault weapons ban will be explored." ...
 

CA: Teen's effort to buy, destroy guns fails
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A paralyzed Willits boy's campaign to buy a bankrupt gun company and melt down 50,000 unassembled guns failed Thursday."

"But Brandon Maxfield may get another chance to destroy the guns and vowed Thursday he won't give up."

"'Either way, I want those guns off the street,' said the 17-year-old Willits High School student."

"Maxfield had hoped to raise about $200,000 in donations and launched an Internet campaign to buy a Southern California gun manufacturing plant."

"The plant, owned by Bryco Arms, made the "Saturday night special" that misfired 10 years ago, leaving Maxfield a quadriplegic." ...
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The .44-40 Winchester -- This load served as the power source behind the "Gun That Won The West." Now it's a staple on the Cowboy Action circuit
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"Although the 1873 Winchester was made in several other calibers, the vast majority were produced in .44-40. But that doesn't fully account for the historical significance of the cartridge."

"Two other Winchesters preceded the Model 1873: the Henry and the Model 1866. Each represented a technological advance, but the 1873 offered several major improvements over both. These improvements made the '73 Winchester the preeminent rifle of the frontier for nearly 20 years."

"Arguably, the most important improvement incorporated into the Model 1873 was that a "central fire" cartridge replaced the earlier rimfire .44 used in the Henry and Model 1866. That new cartridge was the .44-40 Winchester."

"Even more than the rifle in which it was introduced, the .44-40 was a hit on the American frontier. In 1878 Colt started offering the .44-40 as a chambering for its single-action revolvers. It was an inspired decision. The need to carry only a single kind of ammunition for both rifle and revolver appealed to settlers, prospectors, cowmen and anyone else who had to carry all their necessities in their saddlebags or on a pack horse." ...
 

Indonesia: Indonesia orders pirates, sea terrorists shot on sight
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Indonesia's naval chief has ordered his commanders to shoot dead armed terrorists or pirates operating in key waterways including the busy Strait of Malacca, which carries a third of world trade."

"Navy Chief of Staff, Bernard Kent Sondakh, would also meet soon with his counterparts from Malaysia and Singapore to seek ways to increase joint patrols in the Strait, officials said on Friday."

"The Malacca Strait is an 805-km (500-mile) channel through which about 50,000 commercial vessels pass each year, including ships ferrying 80 percent of Japan's oil needs."

"'In the future, every thief or terrorist at sea has to be shot dead and this should be publicised by the mass media to teach a lesson,' Sondakh said in a statement."
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From a country that practically disarms its citizen, an acknowledgement that criminals pay attention to force, not law.
 

India: Where guns are banned, those desiring them get them anyway
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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[Original title: "Illegal arms factory busted in Muzaffarnagar"]

"Muzaffarnagar police on Friday raided an illegal arms factory and seized ammunition worth hundreds of thousands of rupees."

"Three persons have been arrested in this connection."

"On a tip-off, the police raided the factory in Bawanheri village on the outskirts of the town in the wee hours and recovered various types of ammunition."

"'We have recovered a huge cache of arms, SLR, 303, 315 and other pistols, cartridges. Also the materials used for making them. The quality of the cartridges was very good and we were surprised by this. We have arrested three people,' Navneet Sikhela, senior superintendent of Police, Muzaffarnagar, said." ...
 

Philippines: Where guns are banned, those desiring them get them anyway
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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[Original title: "Traumatized employees refuse to work after rebel attack"]

"Public employees of the southern Iloilo town of Tubungan did not report to work on Wednesday and Thursday following the attack of their municipal building by at least 60 armed men believed to be communist guerrillas shortly after noon on Tuesday." ...

"They fired upon the offices of the two-story building and attempted to break into the police stations armory at the back portion at the ground floor."

"They easily overpowered all but one police personnel and took away their firearms. The policemen were either ordered to duck or run away after their firearms were taken."

"Senior Police Officer 4 Dominador Perez, the town police in charge, however, managed to put up a fight and thwarted the attack. He sustained shrapnel wounds and is now recuperating."

"The rebels took nine M-16 rifles, three .9-mm pistols, two M-14 assault rifles, a super .38-caliber revolver and a 12-gauge shotgun." ...
 

PA: Learning guns from experience
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"This column could easily be titled, 'How Things Have Changed.' Im not referring to political or economic changes; Im talking about the changes in all phases of hunting and shooting. It might not seem possible that dramatic changes could be made in either hunting or shooting, but after roughly 70 years of being involved in both of these sports, I can assure you many significant changes have been made."

"Im not stretching the truth to say that I was introduced to both hunting and shooting at a very early age - if you consider the age of 6 or 7 years of age to qualify as 'a very early age.'" ...
 

Australia: Unknown enemy stalking Fenech, fires shots into house in 'Brady Paradise'
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"Shots from a high-powered firearm were sprayed into Fenech's home in Lilyfield on Thursday night, the second attack on him in little more than six months."

"'One of the bullets went through the metal door, through the house, through the back door and into the back yard,' Fenech said yesterday."

"Someone out there with a gun clearly doesn't like the former triple world champion."

"'I fear for my wife and children. I don't want to bring my kids out to see holes through their bedroom,' he said."

"Police said the gunmen fired at least seven shots into Fenech's Justin St residence shortly after 11pm. The family was not inside at the time."

"It is believed a 45mm pistol was used in the drive-by shooting." ...
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KABA Note: I believe that is .45 calibre, not 45mm.
 

UK: Toy pistol sparks alert
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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A MAN who was spotted with a gun in Leyton turned out to be carrying a plastic toy.

Police received a call from a member of the public around 9pm on June 4, saying they saw a man walking along Goldsmith Road with a handgun tucked into the bottom of his trousers.

Officers attended the scene and arrested the 43-year-old man who was found to be carrying a plastic silver colt style handgun with a black handle. While in custody he was also found to be carrying a stolen driving licence and was arrested for handling stolen goods. The man has been bailed to return to Leyton police station.
 

NY: We should shoot down center-fire rifle bill
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"Recently the New York State Senate passed a bill (S.2326-B) that would allow center-fire rifles to be used in certain areas of the Southern Tier that are shotgun-only."

"Most of us will not be affected by this change since the areas only include Tioga, Chenango and parts of Broome Counties. But it may be expanded to include this area next year."

"We have been hearing these rumors for a while. I'm opposed to this change for a couple of reasons."

"Deer in areas restricted to shotguns and muzzleloaders seem to have larger antlers than those in areas where hunters use rifles. I like big antlers on a buck." ...
 

WA: High court refuses to back down from felony murder ruling -- Dozens Of Murder Convictions Could Be Overturned
Submitted by: D. Finlayson

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The Washington Supreme Court refused Thursday to narrow an earlier ruling that assaults resulting in death don't amount to murder."

"The decision overturns several convictions currently on appeal, but doesn't address dozens of other cases."

"In an unanimous decision, the court overturned a felony murder conviction against Chayce Hanson in the 2000 death of his girlfriend's 2-year-old daughter. A King County jury convicted him after finding that he had kicked the girl repeatedly, rupturing her colon. He was sentenced to 25 years in prison."

"Prosecutors had hoped the justices would narrow the scope of last year's Andress decision, a 5-4 ruling in a case stemming from a death in a bar fight. That ruling held that felony murder charges could not be brought when an assault leads to death unless the attacker intended to kill. Felony murder applies when someone dies as a result of another crime, such as arson, rape or robbery." ...
 

Best of the Web Today (OpinionJournal.com)
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"In a direct challenge to federal limits on political advocacy, the National Rifle Association plans to begin broadcasting a daily radio program on Thursday to provide news and pro-gun commentary to 400,000 listeners," the New York Times reports.

In a direct challenge to federal limits on political advocacy, the New York Times Co. plans to continue publishing a daily newspaper to provide news and antigun commentary to 1.1 million readers.
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About three quarters of the way down the web page.
 

NY: Rhinebeck to continue club fight
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"Rhinebeck town officials and residents are gearing up for another court battle with the Northern Dutchess Rod and Gun Club."

"The Rhinebeck town board voted this week to support the town's Zoning Board of Appeals, which is challenging a decision handed down last month in state Supreme Court." ...

"In his decision, Brands said the Zoning Board of Appeals based its decision on the issue of public safety, but did not say whether the gun club complied with zoning code."

"'As a creature of statute, the ZBA cannot go beyond the authority given it by the Town of Rhinebeck,' Brands wrote in his judgment. 'In this particular instance, although concern for the safety of the public is laudable, that concern was not the factor properly before it for consideration.'" ...
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So zoning boards can only enforce the (arguably unconstitutional) zoning laws, they can't make stuff up to enforce?
 

MN: Permits To Be Issued For Elk Hunting In MN
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For the first time since 1998, Minnesota will offer an opportunity for big game hunters to harvest elk this fall.

Five elk permits will be offered through a lottery drawing in the primary elk hunt zone around Grygla.

The hunt is designed to reduce the elk population from the present level of 35 to the goal of 30.

One of the five permits will be for a legal antlered bull, while the other four permits will allow the harvest of antlerless elk only.

To apply, a hunter must be 16 years old by September 18th. Applications must be postmarked by July 16th.
 

Canada: Gun registry has few public friends in Yorkton
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"In rural Saskatchewan as elsewhere on the Prairies, the gun registry is the issue that the rest of Canada forgot."

"Dough Hacking has been hunting since he was 16 years old. "In this part of the country, there's an offence to it (the registry). People feel it's a way of life that's threatened," he explained, taking a break from checking out a rifle at Buck Horn Sports in Yorkton." ...

"Yorkton is an agricultural area. Firearms aren't considered weapons; they're tools for farmers like George Chornomud to use to protect their chickens from varmints. "Coyotes, mink and raccoons come in my yard to get my birds. I gotta protect them," he said." ...
 

Sudan: Justice Africa Analysis
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"As overwhelming evidence of atrocities in Sudan continues to emerge, there are new calls for action to stop the genocide. This issue of contains excerpts from a mid-May briefing by Justice Africa focusing on key elements needed to inform such action. These include identifying the political forces within the Sudanese government responsible for directing the violence." ...

"34. The problem of the proliferation of light weapons in western Sudan will need to be addressed. Part of the reason for the escalation of the conflict was that there was no effective police force in the region, so that different communities resorted to arming themselves for self-defence and as protection against endemic banditry. Darfur will need a new, well-equipped and well-trained police force, probably with international technical and logistical assistance, and a graduated programme of mutual disarmament among communities. A prerequisite for this is the disarmament of the Janjawiid. This should be done by the GoS, which has responsibility for the militia."
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They are admitting that the defenseless populace was one cause for the genocide, then saying that as soon as "order" is restored, the population must be made defenseless again!
 

TX: 12-year-old brings BB gun on school bus
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A 12-year-old Lufkin summer school student brought a BB gun onto a school bus Wednesday morning on Hubbard Street, Lufkin Police Lt. Greg Denman said.

The driver alerted authorities after he noticed the student showing off the replica of a Beretta 9mm pistol to some friends, Denman said.

The student was removed and turned over to his parents, Denman said.

It was not immediately known what disciplinary action was taken against the student.
 

VA: Boy Arrested for Bringing Guns to Va. School -- Employee Who Didn't Report Guns Were on Property Also Arrested
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"A 12-year-old boy dressed in full camouflage gear was arrested this morning after sneaking a loaded high-powered rifle and two other guns into a Prince William County middle school on the last day of classes."

"An employee at Bull Run Middle School in Gainesville also was arrested for knowing a gun was on school grounds and not reporting it. ..."

"No shots were fired and the student never pointed the gun at anyone. Nevertheless, police said the boy had brought the gun to at least scare other students who had been picking on him. While the incident was going on, the 1,100 students at the school were locked in their classrooms, then evacuated to nearby Tyler Elementary."
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Defenseless schoolchildren locked in their classrooms with disarmed and defenseless teachers. If he had wanted to, this boy could have raged unchecked through this school.
 

PA: Shooting at the gun club was quite an experience
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"OK, so I may not be a sharpshooter, but Im excited that I hit six targets Monday at the PIAA State Trap shoot media competition. While six of 25 is not exactly great, I see it as a starting point."

"And even though I enjoyed shooting much more than I expected, I still do not picture myself traipsing through the woods to track down Bambi."

"I say this as I am cooking venison burger for taco meat."

"Surprisingly, to those who know me best, I have never shot a gun before not even BB or paint ball."

"You may ask why that is surprising. My dad is a hunting enthusiast. You know, the kind who has a deer head and sets of antlers hanging on the wall."

"Each year, my dad goes hunting for a deer to provide another years worth of the tasty meat." ...
 

CA: Gun story hit, and missed, a few points [letter]
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"Editor -- The comment you made regarding 15-round magazines replacing the six-shooter is not correct ("At home on the gun range in South City," June 4). Dianne Feinstein and her gun-grabbing pals made the possession of 15-round magazines illegal several years ago. The maximum allowed now is 10 rounds." ...

"You unwittingly discovered something many people do not know: Gun owners are a varied group. We hold safety above all else. We buy our firearms in a legal manner. Almost every gun law passed by the anti-gun crowd does little to help stop crimes committed by criminals using firearms. They just cause extra trouble and expense."

"The thing is, criminals ignore gun laws, and do not buy their guns at gun stores. This is because they are CRIMINALS." ...
 

NH: Newton receives grants
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"Newton police recently received two grants to help educate students."

"Following a public hearing, the Newton Board of Selectmen approved the grants: one for the enforcement of underage drinking laws and the other to bring the 'Eddie and Eagle' firearm safety program to Memorial School."

"The grants were offered by the New Hampshire attorney general, and applied for by the towns Police Department." ...

"The second grant of $1,158 was given to the town by the Safe Neighborhood Grant Program for the presentation of the 'Eddie the Eagle' program."

"This national program, founded by the National Rifle Association in 1988, is in place to educate elementary school students on the dangers of guns and other firearms." ...
 

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