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True stories from the files of ‘The Armed Citizen’
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://home.comcast.net/~bruce.krafft/

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... "Two men and one woman broke into the apartment of a 20-year-old college student at 5:48 a.m. One invader was armed with a pellet gun, and the three overpowered the resident and tied him up. As the intruders began to ransack the apartment, the student was able to free himself and get hold of his handgun. He fired three shots, hitting one of the burglars in the chest, and then ran from the apartment and called for help. Police discovered the body of one suspect, identified as Juan Herrera, on the stairs leading to the apartment. The other two suspects had not been apprehended. (The Salinas Californian, Salinas, Calif.)" ...
 

Election 2004: Getting into the Debate Game.
Submitted by: Old Horseman
Website: http://rebel.onestop.net

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"We're about to get the big show started again. The big conventions where the Democrats and Republicans will officially name their Presidential and VP candidates so that the competition can begin in earnest."

"The "big games" of this political World Series are the so-called debates between the candidates. These televised debates can make or break a campaign."

"The problem with these "debates" is that they are all form and no substance. Bush and Kerry will give nearly the same replies to the softball questions in a mutually agreed-upon setting that is designed to keep anything really interesting from being said or done."

"The shows will be judged on which candidate sounds and looks best while stating a position more-or-less the same as his opponent's... Which is to say, the middle-of-the-road, poll-guided, trying not to piss anyone off, candy-assed sellout position." ...
 

The Patriot Act is a Refuge for Scoundrels
Submitted by: LFA Editor
Website: http://www.libertyforall.net

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"I've decided the Patriot Act is not an assault on our civil liberties, but rather one big practical joke. Any day now, the feds will kick down our doors in the middle of the night. They'll drag us from our beds, tear off our pajamas, and frisk us in the name of freedom. And just when they've gagged us -- just when we're ready to cry -- that new age Allen Funt, Ashton Kutcher, will come walking out with his hat on backwards, screaming, 'You got Punk'd!'"
 

Libertarian Party Says Badnarik Could Cause Bush's Defeat
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The Libertarian Party says it presidential nominee 'could attract enough votes from angry conservatives to cost President Bush his job.'"

"The nominee is 49-year-old Michael Badnarik, a computer programmer from Austin, Texas, who has worked on defense projects."

"Badnarik won the presidential nomination with 54 percent of the vote at the Libertarian Party's national convention in Atlanta over the holiday weekend." ...

"Badnarik, in his acceptance speech, said he would keep his campaign focused on the Constitution and forcing the government to abide by it."
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As long as Bush continues his "all talk, no walk" Second Amendment stance, he'll lose gun rights activists.
 

Decentralization vs Corruption
Submitted by: LFA Editor
Website: http://www.libertyforall.net

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... "I cannot stress enough the importance of accountability. State leaders need to know that theirs is a borrowed authority, and that the members always retain the right to end the loan. It is also important to move power away from the state leadership. You can compare leadership as a flame, power as oxygen - the more oxygen you have, the more the flame consumes. Reduce the oxygen, and you control the flame." ...
 

Brazil: Brazil prison riot leaves 30 dead
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Police on Tuesday said that it was the worst jail violence in Brazil in more than 10 years."

"Authorities said 15 decapitated bodies were found in the Benfica jail, which opened only a month ago, in an overnight search after the rioting ended late on Monday. Many corpses were charred."

"'It was a truly horrific scene ... There were bodies dumped in garbage containers, heads, body parts,' said Rio state lawmaker Geraldo Moreira, who visited the prison."

"The mutinous prisoners, some of them armed with pistols and shotguns, surrendered and freed more than 20 hostages after talks mediated by a priest." ...
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They can't keep prisoners from getting guns, but want to entirely disarm the law-abiding.
 

IN: Pizza man saved by gun will not face charges
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"A pizza deliveryman won't face charges for fatally shooting a would-be robber several times when he was approached in a high-crime area, but his employer, Pizza Hut, has fired him for violating a company policy against carrying firearms."

"Ronald B. Honeycutt, 38, who has a permit to carry a concealed weapon, says he's been delivering pizzas for 20 years and has always packed heat on the job."

"According to a report in the Indianapolis Star, prosecutors announced Friday the Carmel, Ind., man will not face criminal charges."
 

Taking aim at fear with a .22-caliber
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"The afternoon of the day I was attacked, I drove into the nearest town and bought a gun. In the report I had already filed with the police, I described the stranger who broke into the house while I was taking a shower. 'Go away,' I screamed. He told me to shut up."

"After a kicking, howling struggle, which took us from the bedroom to the living room, he ran off. He was gone, but I felt panicky and powerless. I had seen into the heart of reality and been permanently changed. What kind of fool would be nonviolent in a violent world? I laughed at my old liberalism, my empty prating about the evils of violence and the value of human life. The man who attacked me didn't have those scruples, and I had lost mine in a heartbeat. If I hadn't fought back violently, I believe I would have been raped, and I might have been killed."
 

Australia: Drunken police raid US students
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A group of drunken off-duty police officers forced American students to kneel on the ground at their Fremantle dormitory while taunting and humiliating them about the United States involvement in Iraq."

"The incident is one of several being investigated by police internal affairs after a wild night in two of the port city's popular night spots involving seven WA police and two NSW officers."

"Some of the worst behaviour was inflicted on patrons at the Orient Hotel, where one of the officers vomited across the bar after the drunken group was refused service."

"Witnesses said a German barman was abused and insulted with Nazi salutes. Earlier, the men told drinkers they were "above the law" because they were police." ...
 

WA: Man wounded in knife fight defends himself with gun
Submitted by: Mark Laiminger

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1/3 of the way down, 9th paragraph:

Don't bring a knife to a gun fight and/or defensive gun use, no shots fired:
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"A man with a 'Crocodile Dundee' knife decided that flight was better than fight when his opponent pulled a .357-caliber pistol Monday, Spokane Valley Police said." ...

"As Bradley Cooper, 33, and a California man argued over the quality of some electrical work, Cooper pulled what officers described as a 'Crocodile Dundee' knife, which was 1 1/2 feet long. He struck the California man in the head with the knife. Uncowed by the Spokane man's bold but somewhat primitive technique, the California man retrieved the .357 from his car. Cooper then opted to leave." ...
 

CA: Bay Area Police Speak Out Against Assault Weapons
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Imagine all the firepower of an assault weapon pointed in your direction."

"Assault weapons built to rake bullets across battlefields are spraying bullets in Bay Area neighborhoods. It is a war. Police say street gangs bring out the fearsome weapons to scare off the competition in the drug trade."

"'It's a desire to arm themselves with the biggest, baddest weapons available to them, to either take on their adversaries or the police,' said Sgt. Gil Tournour of the Oakland Police Department."

"The gangs pay anywhere from $400 to a $1000 on the street for an assault weapon like a copy of an AK 47. The bullets, a common 30-caliber round, can be bought legally in gun shops. Semi-automatic assault weapons are banned in California. Fully automatic weapons are outlawed across the country. Coming across a criminal with an assault weapon is a police officer's greatest fear." ...
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The video shows the classic bait-and-switch, firing full auto then talking about "assault weapons".
 

MT: Elementary student cited for bringing a nonworking gun to school
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A grade school student was cited after bringing a firearm to school on Friday, Havre police said today."

"Havre Public Schools Superintendent Kirk Miller said an 11-year-old student brought an unloaded .22-caliber pistol to Sunnyside Intermediate School with the intent to turn it over to school authorities. The child immediately took the weapon to the school principal, Miller said. The gun was missing a part and could not be fired, he added."

"Havre police responded at 8:51 a.m.. and took the juvenile to the police station for questioning. He was issued a summons on a charge of possessing a weapon in a school building, police said."
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More 'Zero Tolerance=Zero Thought'.
 

MT: "I didn’t want the hide"
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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... "Now, some people will carry a poetry book or sketch pad or perhaps a recorder to listen to mood music while communing with nature. Klatterina carries a Heckler and Koch .40 caliber pistol in a shoulder holster."

"She wasted no time, snatched the gun from its holster and shot a big fat rattlesnake. Klatterina hates snakes. Klambone hates the sound of gunfire. He let out a dog-screech and took off. The wounded snake went into a fit of thrashing about. Klatterina dropped the dog’s leash she’d been carrying in one hand, gripped the H & K with both mitts and emptied the clip. She hit the viper five times. Then she found a sizeable rock and smashed its head." ...

"When Klueless and Kolhsore and Klambone (who had galloped back to the safety of the fishers) viewed the remains, they were impressed." ...

"Klueless stretched the body out and measured. 'Aw gee, Klatterina, this is a nice fat one. I could have made something out of the skin, but Honey, you’ve put so many holes in it, you’ve spoiled the hide!'"

"Well, Dear,' said Klatterina, 'I didn’t want the hide. I wanted it dead.'"
 

UK: Raiders Pistol Whip Disarmed D-Day Veteran in a 'Brady Paradise'
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A D-Day hero was pistol whipped by armed robbers as he looked forward to the anniversary of the landings, police said today."

"Sixty years after risking his life as a deep sea diver clearing mines off the Normandy beaches, 81-year-old Jim Morris was clubbed over the head with a gun in a raid on a bookies."

"The Royal Navy veteran suffered a fractured skull but still chased the robbers outside to try to get the numberplate of their moped as they sped off."

"Mr Morris had gone in to collect some winnings and was the only customer in the branch of William Hill in London’s Kings Road when the robbers struck just before closing time." ...
 

Australia: Stalker was armed
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"A MAN who stalked six doctors and threatened to kill a policewoman and a lawyer believed he was battling a conspiracy against him, a court heard yesterday."

"Robert Campbell Craig's lawyer told the County Court his client's behaviour was prompted by his obsessive pursuit of a claim for alleged medical negligence."

"Judge Betty King was told Craig had two loaded pistols beside his bed and a loaded semi-automatic military rifle in his car when he was arrested."

"Judge King said the fact Craig knew how to obtain firearms and paid a large sum of money for them was not indicative of the delusional behaviour Craig was said to be suffering." ...
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But I thought Australia's strict gun-control kept bad men from getting guns?!?
 

UK: Father Clings to Life after Shooting in 'Brady Paradise'
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A father remained critically ill in hospital today, four days after being shot in the head in front of his family after a row over parking."

"Douglas Mullings, 41, was blasted with a shotgun at close range in broad daylight after an argument with a group of men in the street."

"His brother-in-law yesterday said his family were devastated and by the attack which happened outside their home."

"Shawn Douglas: 'The family are absolutely devastated. We can’t really come to terms with it. He doesn’t live his life as somebody who encounters those kind of people.'"

“'As far as I understand it he came out of his house and saw his car bumper bender broken off, so he approached the guy who drove into it to fix it.'"
 

Australia: Charge over firearm in 'gun-free' paradise
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"A MAN was charged with firearm offences today after sitting outside a police station north of Brisbane with a gun."

"Police allege the 44-year-old man was seen sitting in a car outside Redcliffe police station early today."

"The man made no threats in relation to the weapon and gave himself up to police without incident shortly before 9am (AEST)."

"He was questioned and later charged with going armed in public so as to case fear, possession of an unlicensed firearm and possession of a concealable firearm."

"He was released on bail to face Redcliffe magistrates court on Monday."
 

Canada: Conservative Party Would Toughen Child Pornography Laws and Scrap Gun Registry
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Stephen Harper announced today that the Conservative party would tighten child pornography laws to eliminate the so-called 'public good' defense and end statutory release for criminals who serve two-thirds of their sentence. The public good defense argues that some pornographic material that would otherwise be banned should be allowed because it has artistic merit. Harper announced the platform saying, 'If you do the crime, you do the time.'"

"Harper also said that the Conservatives would scrap the federal gun registry and use the $25 to $100 million saved a year to fight crime by creating a national sex-offender registry and hiring 200 more RCMP officers."
 

WA: One Man's Experience Open Carrying in Ellensburg
Submitted by: Jason Hartney
Website: http://www.fishorman.blogspot.com

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... "This is a formal complaint against these officers, (one being a county unit). Please do what needs to be done to make corrective actions that will insure your officers stay within their legal authority. Violating anyone’s civil rights without cause is most certainly going to leave a bad taste in citizens’ mouths. When the vast majority of the public is law-abiding citizens, the assumption of guilt is unwarranted. I would hope that other citizens operating inside the law would not have been treated so poorly as on this day." ...

"Typically Ellensburg is windy. Since it wasn’t today, the wife decided it would be nice to take a walk. She would be flying across the nation the next day, so a stop at the bank would be necessary to get cash out for the trip."

"I decided that since it is legal to bear arms in self-defense, today would be a good day to exercise this right. The manner in which I carry was determined by RCW 9.41.050, in which it declares I am a criminal if I choose to conceal my handgun. Without concealment, a number of options for carrying my gun are unavailable. Left with only the option of open carrying, I have decided on a manner that is as close to concealed as legally allowed. I have attached a clip to my firearm so the gun stays inside of my waistband, yet the clip insures the handle remains visible. I carry the gun up front, where I have quicker access and it is less likely to be taken away, (a Chelan officer was killed recently after having his gun taken from him.)" ...
 

Philippines: Serial killings go on, one more dead in Davao, gunned down despite gun prohibition
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"A father of three about to enroll his children to a public school in this city was gunned down by unknown assailants on Monday morning, in a fresh spate of killings since last week."

"Police said the victim was Rodolfo Paderes Sr., 37, of Fatima Village in Bajada, Davao City. He was sitting in an alley at Fatima Village in front of Davao Express Hardware around 9:45 a.m. when an unidentified man shot him twice in the head."

"Cigarette vendor Patricia Alfarme, 70, who saw the incident and knew the victim, said Paderes was waiting for his children so he can accompany them to San Roque Central Elementary School to enroll." ...
 

Ireland: Gardaí seize firearms in Cork
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"Gardaí in Cork have seized firearms which they believe belong to criminals with subversive links."

"The seizure includes a double-barrelled sawn-off shotgun, a rifle, revolver and an automatic pistol."

"The seizure was made at Ballinrush near Kilworth in north Cork at around 2pm this afternoon."

"Garda ballistics experts in Dublin will now examine the weapons. One of the weapons is believed to have been stolen in Wexford."

"The weapons were found hidden in gorse about 100 metres from the road. It is not known how long they were there."

"No arrests have been made and investigations are continuing."
 

MN: A year later, law's impact unclear
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The acrid smell of gun smoke is not rising from every street corner, nor has crime plummeted during the year since Minnesota enacted a gun law allowing law-abiding citizens to carry a pistol in public."

"'The truth is, I don't know that there has been a change one way or the other here or anywhere else,' said Anoka County Sheriff Bruce Andersohn. 'We had one side that swore the world would be safer, we'd be in better condition, we'd have a fall in crime. That's not a reality.'"

"'The other side was that this would be the Wild West with a shooting on every corner. Well, I'm not seeing that, either.'" ...
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And there have been several documented DGU's . . . just none that made the front page of the local papers.
 

MA: Scary toy story: Cops say fake guns pose a real threat
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"He didn't much like the idea, but Joe Leary, a big gentle bear of a cop, made his peace with what he must do."

"A teenager reaching for a silver semi-automatic in his pants stood stock-still at the back of an MBTA bus. 'We heard a group of kids come running off screaming, 'He's got a gun!' ' Leary, an MBTA police detective, recalled recently."

"What no one knew - least of all the little girl left on board paralyzed with fear - was that the pistol was a toy, lethal only in its ability to get its owner killed."

"Sidling down the outside of the bus toward the teen, Leary drew his very real revolver, his forefinger tickling the trigger."

"'I reached right through the window and said, 'Don't touch the gun,' ' Leary said. 'He asked me afterwards, 'Would you have shot me?' I said, 'Absolutely.' '"
 

NM: Congressional delegation supports Old West Museum
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"All five members of New Mexico's congressional delegation reportedly support proposed research to establish an Old West Museum in Reserve." ...

"Martinez is pushing for the facility, largely to honor the legend of Elfego Baca. Martinez and other residents obtained a $150,000 state appropriation in 2000 to buy up to two and one-half acres of a site where Baca engaged in a famous 'one-man war.'"

"The Catron County Commission got a portion of the money to pay someone to sculpt a bronze statue of Baca."

"He was involved in 'one of the most one-sided shootouts to occur in the American West,' according to Michael Hayes of Santa Clara, who has researched the incident." ...
 

MA: More than 1,000 in area carry guns to feel safe and police say they "rarely have problems" with permit-holders
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"Patria Brown of Leominster keeps a .38-caliber Smith & Wesson handgun in her purse most days."

"'Everybody knows him as my friend,' said Brown, a retired schoolteacher. 'Everybody should have a gun. Not everybody, but every sane person.'"

"Brown and more than 1,100 other Leominster residents have a Class A license to carry, which allows a person to carry handguns and pistols, as well as rifles and shotguns, almost anywhere they choose, said Leominster Police Capt. Thomas Bisol."

"'You can carry it in just about any way you want, but we don't like to see weapons exposed,' Bisol said. 'And why would you? And I honestly can tell you, we don't have that problem.'" ...
 

OH: Ohio Gunowners Battling For Uniform CCW Progress
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"Months ago, Ohio lawmakers finally passed legislation that allows Buckeye State gunowners who meet the requirements to carry concealed handguns (CCW) for personal protection, but all over the state, gun owners are meeting with varying degrees of continued resistance, and they are taking action, usually with positive results."

"Chad Baus with Ohioans for Concealed Carry (OFCC), and grassroots gun rights activist Bruce Beatty both report cases where it appears local gun policies are colliding with the new state statute."

"The strongest resistance appears to be in Toledo, where reports surfaced last month that Mayor Jack Ford was adamant about prohibiting [carrying] firearms in the city’s parks, even though the new state CCW law specifically allows licensed citizens to do so. Calls to the mayor and Police Chief Mike Navarre were not returned." ...
 

UK: Vicious snipers target pet cats
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"Cat owners in Wolverhampton are being warned to be on their guard after a string of the animals were shot by cruel snipers."

"Vets have called the spate the "worst case ever witnessed" in the city with at least 12 cats being shot with air rifles in the last three weeks."

"At least one sniper is at large in The Scotlands with three cats being shot in the face. George Woffendon's cat Tom and his neighbour Jackie Kelly's cat Fred had an eye removed after being targeted outside their homes in Keats Grove."

"Others have been shot in the chest and undergone painstaking operations. Julie Clements, manager at St George's Veterinary Group, said the shootings were not confined to one area." ...
 

VA: ‘3,000 People with 3,000 Guns, Knives, and Tomahawks’ -- Despite the Armaments, Tranquility Prevails at Belle Grove Plantation’s 18th-Century Encampment
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"Amid the woods near Belle Grove Plantation, away from cell phones, e-mail, and traffic jams, men and women live a simple, 18th-century lifestyle they describe in a single word: 'Relaxing.'"

"But the life lasted only three days. At weekend’s end, they had to go back to the daily demands of the 21st century."

"But while they were at Belle Grove, nothing mattered but biscuits from an open fire, moonlit stories, and trust in mankind."

"'I once heard it described as this: I know of no other place where 3,000 people with 3,000 guns, knives, and tomahawks can get together and no one gets hurt in a fight,' said Roger Mock, a 58-year-old Bluemont man wearing knee britches and holding a flintlock rifle. 'Where if your child wanders off, don’t worry about it, someone’s watching it.'"
 

DE: Title-winning teen sets his aim higher
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"Casey Lynch, 13, of Harrington came in first place of 106 participants in the Delaware State Championship 2004 Sub-Junior division of the clay shooting competition in Greenwood May 23."

"'It's a lot of fun and I enjoy traveling and competing. I like the people I meet when I go there. One of my goals is to be on a state team and then a United States team,' said Casey."

"He has just started participating in the sport in March and has won numerous awards." ...

"'I'm very proud of him,' said Randy Lynch, Casey's father. 'He is a pretty serious boy. He likes the competition and the people that are involved in it. It's taught him to concentrate and focus, and to have respect for firearms. They are very safety conscious in this sport.'"
 

MN: Overruled permit denials are a point of contention
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"One threatened a co-worker. Another was convicted of fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct. Still another made threats with a firearm."

"Each of them went to their county sheriff in the last year and applied for a permit to carry a handgun in public. Each was denied. And each appealed the decision and won, according to gun-permit statistics released by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension."

"So, now those people can carry a gun under the state's year-old law that allows law-abiding people to carry a gun in public. Depending on who's talking, this handful of people represents a flaw in the law or proof that the system is working by rooting out potential problems and figuring out whether they, indeed, are a risk." ...
 

MN: Rush for weapon permits not as strong as feared
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"Almost 2,000 Central Minnesotans have gotten permits to carry weapons in the past year."

"And overall, the sheriffs who have handed them out said the permits turned out to be not as big a deal as some people thought they might be."

"'It's really gone very smoothly,' Sherburne County Chief Deputy Scott Gudmundson said."

"A state law took effect a year ago today that makes it easier to get a permit to carry a weapon. The law changed to require sheriffs to approve permits for adults who aren't disqualified for criminal, mental-health or safety reasons. Previously, sheriffs had broad discretion to deny permits."
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And some abused that discretion. Olmstead County Sheriff Steve Borchardt said he heard on chief say "I don't care if somebody's chasing you down the street with a gun pointed at you, that's not a good enough reason for me because I don't believe more guns are going to help our society."
 

WI: PHS disallows portrait with firearm
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"Two weeks before graduation, one high school student is in jeopardy of losing his senior yearbook picture because it shows him holding a shotgun with a confederate flag behind him."

"After submitting his photo in October and being told by the yearbook adviser that it was fine, Pewaukee High School senior Tyler Schultz found out May 26 that unless the photo were cropped to show just his face, it could not be printed."

"'They pretty much asked me if I had another picture to submit,' Schultz said. He was told the photo, which included a rebel flag in the background and Schultz in a cowboy hat holding his shotgun, was inappropriate." ...
 

AZ: Hunters prepare for another season
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"From the time archery season begins to the end of the year, John Bierhaus spends 30 to 45 days in the field."

"John Bierhaus of Morenci is a guide who helps hunters track prey throughout the state of Arizona and Mexico."

"Bierhaus began hunting with his grandfather as a boy, and the hobby stayed with him through his adult years. He began working as a guide after many years of hunting." ...

"The deadline for hunters to apply for hunting permits is 7 p.m. on June 8."

"Licenses must be purchased before applying, and money will be refunded if a hunter is not drawn. Applications are available at Game and Fish offices and license dealers. The application must be received, not just postmarked, by the appointed time." ...
 

TX: Weapons, tactics course improves skills
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"About 30 security forces Airmen from around Air Education and Training Command were here recently to improve their skills."

"Some of the skills the students learned at the AETC Combat Weapons and Tactics Course included tactical pistol skills, long-gun skills, low-light movements and missions, physical conflict resolution, and tactical rifle skills."

"Developed by the command’s security forces directorate, the course is similar to those already taught to Soldiers, Sailors and Marines."

"'This is training our people need in today’s world,' said Master Sgt. Domingo Ortega, an AETC security forces specialist. 'The other services are already training their people for this type [of] mission, and we can’t afford not to do the same thing.'"
 

TX: Karen Monez Named Rifle Coach -- Frogs Hire Two-Time World Record Holder to Lead Rifle Program
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"Karen Monez, a veteran of many international shooting competitions and holder of two world records, has been named TCU's head rifle coach, Athletics Director Eric Hyman announced today."

"Monez has participated in several different shooting disciplines over the past 35 years, including smallbore rifle, air rifle, 300 meter highpower, air pistol, smallbore silhouette, highpower silhouette and cowboy action shooting. During her career, she has earned one gold medal at the world championship in women's air rifle (1979 in Seoul, Korea) and set world records in the women's air rifle (1979) and in the standard rifle 50 meters 3x20 competition (1989)." ...
 

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