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Bush claimed right to waive laws; Rumsfeld authorized prisoner threats
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"President George W. Bush claimed the right to waive anti-torture laws and treaties covering prisoners of war after the invasion of Afghanistan, and Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld authorized guards to strip detainees and threaten them with dogs, according to documents released Tuesday."

"The documents were handed out by the White House in an effort to blunt allegations that the administration had authorized torture against al-Qaida prisoners from Afghanistan and Iraq. 'I have never ordered torture,' Bush said a few hours before the release."

"The Justice Department, meanwhile, disavowed a memo written in 2002 that appeared to justify the use of torture in the war on terror. The memo also argued that the president's wartime powers superseded anti-torture laws and treaties." ...
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But this will never apply to US citizens, right? Just like the Patriot Act and other anti-terrorism statutes will never be used against Americans, right?
 

Fraternal Order of Police: President Bush Pledges Support for H.R. 218; Says Bill 'Will Better Protect Our Nation from Danger'
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"President George W. Bush has taken a strong stand in support of the legislation, which is the number one priority of the Fraternal Order of Police -- concealed firearms authority for off-duty and retired law enforcement officers. The President expressed his support for H.R. 218, the "Law Enforcement Officers' Safety Act." in a letter dated 18 June to F.O.P. National President Chuck Canterbury."

"'President Bush and I have discussed this legislation on several occasions,' Canterbury said. 'He knows how hard the F.O.P. has worked to get this bill to a vote and he knows how important it is to all rank-and-file officers. He has always been a supporter of this bill, so I was very pleased, but not surprised, to get his letter.'" ...
 

The Way It Should Have Been
Submitted by: Tomahawk

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"Hijacker: This is a hijacking! I have a boxcutter!"

"Grandma: I have a .45! Now reach for the sky, or I'll put a hole in your pointy little head!" ...

"Bureaucrat: Everyone put away your handguns and surrender! Do what they tell you! There won't be any trouble if you just act like sheep!"

"Grandma: Shut you, you worthless idjit! (Smacks bureaucrat on top of his head, which causes him to cry like a girl.) Anyone who listens to anything said by anyone from the government deserves exactly what they get!" ...
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How NOT depriving us of just one right would have saved us from so much trouble.
 

Guns: Waiting Period Scam
Submitted by: Jennifer Freeman
Website: http://www.libertybelles.org

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"In many states, gunbanners have enacted mandatory 'waiting periods' or 'cooling off' periods for new firearm purchasers. It means that, after you complete all of the various paperwork and submit to a background check in order to legally purchase a registered firearm, you must then wait for a period of 3 to 10 days, depending on where you live. This "waiting period" supposedly gives people time to 'cool off' as gunbanners assume that anyone and everyone purchasing a firearm is a criminal waiting to happen."

"As per usual, this type of thinking has zero basis in reality, does nothing to prevent crime, and actually puts people at risk." ...
 

More Gun Control Isn't The Answer
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Gun control has not worked in Canada. Since the new gun registration program started in 1998, the U.S. homicide rate has fallen, but the Canadian rate has increased. The net cost of Canada's gun registry has surged beyond $1-billion -- more than 500 times the amount originally estimated."

"Despite this, the Canadian government recently admitted it could not identify a single violent crime that had been solved through registration. Public confidence in the government's ability to fight crime has also eroded, with one recent survey showing only 17% of voters support the registration program." ...
 

SC: Court rules defendant's silence cannot be used at trial
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"The state Court of Appeals has overturned a murder conviction saying the prosecution should not have been allowed to tell the jury that the defendant refused to talk with police after his arrest."

"A unanimous three-judge ruling ordered a new trial for Robert Orlando Hill, who was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for the 1999 shooting death of Artie Hill in Calhoun Falls. ..." ...

"According to the ruling, Hill signed a form saying he had been told of his rights, including the right to remain silent, and wrote that he did not want to make a statement to police. That form was admitted as evidence." ...

"The Appeals Court ruled that the trial court erred by allowing the state to comment on Hill's post-arrest silence."
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So they can't hold the fact that you exercised your rights against you? What a concept.
 

OH: Troy Daily News latest to violate privacy of CHL-holders
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"Even as the Ohio Newspaper Association's open public records series has been running in newspapers across the state, the controversial Concealed Carry Weapons (CCW) law that went into effect April 8 has begun to generate disputes."

"Also, while a grassroots organization called The Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence (OCAGV) is fighting to keep in place the journalist exception amendment to House Bill 12 that allows media to obtain the name, county of residence and date of birth of those holding a CCW permit, the bill's author, Ohio Rep. Jim Aslanides (R-94th Dist.) said Thursday he is gathering ammunition to attempt to have it repealed." ...

"The Troy Daily News completed this story by listing the name, county of residence, and age of concealed handgun license-holders issued by the Miami County sheriff's office. They join a list of "sour grapes" press outlets which also includes the Warren Tribune Chronicle (Trumbull Co.), Elyria Chronicle-Telegram (Lorain Co.), and Sidney Daily News (Shelby Co.). OFCC is also aware of a number of other newspapers which have made requests and are building lists of CHL-holders in their counties, but have not (yet?) published them." ...
 

TN: Millions in evidence missing at Memphis police department
Submitted by: Blake Wylie
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Nearly three (m) million dollars worth of drugs and dozens of guns are missing from the Memphis Police Department's evidence room. The revelation came in a state audit prepared to help federal authorities investigate alleged abuses inside the department. So far, 16 people have been charged in a scheme that links thefts from the evidence room to a cocaine dealing ring. Five have pleaded guilty. State Comptroller John Morgan says the audit revealed that 116 kilograms of cocaine and 560 pounds of marijuana were lost. The auditors also said about 150-thousand dollars in cash and 66 guns could not be located.
 

AL: Hunters use SKS rifles but so do criminals
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... "I spotted Jim Cavanaugh, the ATF Special Agent in Charge in Alabama and Tennessee, in the church lobby before the funeral began. It was an awkward time to drag someone aside, but he confirmed much of what I already knew. The SKS was first issued to the Russian army in 1946. It was lightweight, cheaply built and simple in design. The rifles were mass produced during peacetime and hundreds of thousands were imported to the United States. At just $90 to $100 each about 10 years ago, they were gobbled up by hunters, target shooters and homeowners looking for inexpensive protection. Unfortunately, they were also gobbled up by criminals."

"True, Cavanaugh explained, they lack the power and bullet speed of more common deer rifles, but one should keep in mind they were designed to kill people. A shot from an SKS at such close range would have penetrated vests generally worn by police officers, he said."

"An SKS, by nature, is not an inherently evil weapon or as powerful as some weapons that might be found on the street, Cavanaugh said. Its main danger is that there are so many floating around."

"'We need to get all guns out of the hands of criminals,' Cavanaugh said. 'In the hands of good citizens they are no problem.'"
 

Cops miss fake gun, yet again
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"An unidentified person carried a replica gun into the Cannon House Office Building undetected last week."

"The gun, which was inoperable, was discovered only later when the person tried to take it into the Capitol and was stopped by the Capitol Police."

"The replica of an 18th-century pistol apparently went undetected through a security screening station Thursday morning."

"'Every entrance is manned by security,' Capitol Police spokesman Michael Lauer said, adding that his assumption is that the person would have had to go through screening to enter the building."

"Police found and confiscated the gun in a routine administrative search of the individual’s bag as the person attempted to board the subway to the Capitol." ...
 

NC: 100 to retake police exam
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"Sixteen more Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers have been suspended in connection with a probe of whether recruits cheated on exams and about 100 officers will have to retake academy tests, according to a memo." ...

"Just two of 160 officers accused of misconduct haven't learned their fate, but it appears no one will be fired. The most serious punishments were 15-day suspensions."

"Recruits in 2001 copied those tests, researched the answers and then compiled a study guide that was passed from class to class. The department discovered the guide and began its investigation in February when a recruit accused of plagiarism revealed it." ...
 

OH: Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence's Toby Hoover recognizes benefits of concealed security
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"In [a] recent letter to the Lorain Morning Journal, gun ban extremist Toby Hoover, who fronts what often appears to be a one-woman show at the Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence, told the newspaper that Ohioans For Concealed Carry and others are 'promoting the false danger that to have your business weapon-free invites criminal activity.'"

"'The reality is criminals have no way of knowing what kind of security an employer has on the premises just because he has a public prohibition of weapons,' she said."

"Let all business-owners note: Hoover is admitting that the criminal element is afraid and could be deterred by the unknown "security" behind-the-scenes. This is a familiar argument, since we've long been saying that concealed carry laws are effective because criminals fear the unknown. ..." ...
 

TX: Police lacked cause for fatal drug raid, court says
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"A state appeals court threw out search and arrest warrant affidavits used in a December 1999 drug raid that left the son of true-crime writer Barbara Davis dead."

"The ruling, released Thursday, states that the no-knock warrants failed to show an informant was reliable, and it states that North Richland Hills police Sgt. Andy Wallace did not corroborate many of the facts passed along by the informant." ...

"The city has maintained that police had probable cause to burst into the house without knocking to search for marijuana plants because Troy Davis, the author's son, was considered armed and dangerous. Barbara Davis was also in the house at the time." ...
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Well at least there is one state in the Union that requires more than a single informant's word to destroy your life. On a historical note, the Spanish Inquisition required two witnesses for an arrest.
 

UK: Scuffed shoes sparked shooting
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"When the shots rang out in the basement men's room of a downtown London pub, one man was dead and the other barely standing. And it was all over the scuffing of a pair of shoes."

"A court was told yesterday Michael Dwight Allen, 32, who has a lengthy record, was defending himself during the shootout April 22, 2003, with Olutobi Johnson, 26, of Toronto."

"Yesterday, Allen whispered guilty pleas to two weapons charges and one drug charge connected to the shooting at Scots Corner on Dundas Street."

"He was originally charged with second-degree murder, but a judge ruled at the end of his preliminary hearing in March the charge would not proceed to trial." ...
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But wasn't the gun ban supposed to end this sort of thing?
 

South Africa: Illegal Guns Firing Up Crime, Says Nqakula
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"More than three million illegal and handmade firearms in circulation in South Africa are linked to serious crimes. Another two million guns are legally owned. And the battle to contain the proliferation is constant. Since April last year more than 25 000 firearms have been confiscated and some 5 000 people arrested."

"This is according to Safety and Security Minister Charles Nqakula, who announced at the V&A Waterfront yesterday that new firearms control legislation would be phased in from July 1." ...

"He said police had appointed a dedicated group of officers to deal with applications 'so that we can have control of the possession of firearms'". [emphasis added]
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And this new law will affect illegal guns . . . how?
 

South Africa: Don't shoot... unless your life is in danger
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"The government has issued a stern warning to 'gun-toting cowboys': Don't shoot unless your life is threatened, or you will be prosecuted."

"The police have also been instructed to use their weapons more carefully, but Safety and Security Minister Charles Nqakula on Monday vociferously defended the right of police officers to shoot to protect their lives."

"Criminals were put on notice too - while the government is still considering amnesty for those in possession of illegal guns to hand them in, the police have orders to continue arresting people carrying unlawful weapons."

"Unveiling an arsenal of stricter gun control laws, which come into effect on July 1, in Cape Town on Monday, Nqakula said the government was determined to protect lives by ensuring that both the public and police thought more carefully before using their weapons." ...
 

MO: Police Board Makes Changes To Taser Gun Policy After 68-Year-Old Grandmother Shocked For "Pushing Officer Away"
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"One week after a police officer used his Taser gun on a 68-year-old woman, the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners listened to community leaders' concerns, then took action."

"Several activists and residents spoke at the Tuesday meeting, demanding action from the board."

"'There is no excuse, nothing can be said, nothing that we want to hear that can justify Tasering a grandmother,' activist Henry Lyons said to the board."

"Last week, Louise Jones, 68, was shot with a police Taser gun in her home. She said the officer twice used the weapon on her after coming to her home to give her a ticket for honking her horn. Police say Jones was shocked because she assaulted the officer by pushing him away." ...
 

UK: Bus driver shot with nail gun in racist attack
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"A black woman bus driver was shot in the stomach with a nail gun by a motorcyclist who shouted that he 'hated Somalians'."

"The victim, who is in her early 40s, needed surgery to remove the 2.5-inch nail from her abdomen, Scotland Yard said."

"The motorcyclist pulled alongside the No 328 bus in west London while it was stationary in traffic, police said last night. The man fired what detectives believed to be a nail gun through the driver's window. The nail smashed through the driver's window and into the woman's stomach." ...
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Better ban those nail guns!
 

South Africa: Gun act won't trigger amnesty
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"The time has not yet come for those with illegal firearms to receive amnesty, said Safety and Security Minister Charles Nqakula on Monday."

"Nqakula, who will be delivering his budget speech in parliament on Tuesday, was at the Waterfront as part of an awareness campaign about the contentious Act on Firearm Control which is set to become effective on July 1."

"He said amnesty was in the pipeline, but the police were making good progress with the confiscation of illegal weapons." ...

"Nqakula said many people, some of whom have had firearms in the family for generations, had submitted these voluntarily to the police to be destroyed." ...
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So law-abiding people will turn in their family heirlooms rather than face prison for a paperwork error, and the antis will ballyhoo it as "getting guns off the streets".
 

CA: Parks director wants rangers to carry guns
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"Saying the lakes aren't as bucolic as they used to be, the Monterey County parks director is asking county officials for permission to allow rangers at Lake San Antonio to carry guns."

"'Incidents involving drugs, weapons, gang and domestic violence in the parks have increased considerably,' said John Pinio, the county parks director. 'This is especially evident at our remote locations at the lakes.'"

"Pinio will ask the Board of Supervisors today to initiate a six-month experimental program that would arm some rangers at Lake San Antonio in southern Monterey County. Pinio said his department will not arm rangers at other parks." ...
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Another "elite" who want to be above the peons.
 

Mexico: Crusading Mexican editor slain (gunned down in a country where guns are banned)
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"Gunmen ambushed and killed an editor of the crusading weekly newspaper Zeta on Tuesday, the latest in a series of attacks against the newspaper's leadership."

"Masked gunmen in a pickup truck opened fire on Francisco Ortiz Franco as he left a clinic with his children, said Raul Gutierrez, spokesman for the state attorney general's office."

"Ortiz was struck by three bullets, Gutierrez said. The children, aged 8 and 10, were unharmed."

"In Mexico City, federal Attorney General Ramon Macedo de la Concha said he had no firm details yet about the incident, but he told reporters at a news conference, 'If we have evidence that it deals with organized crime, we will take over the case.'" ...
 

PA: Passing along gun safety for children: It's a lock
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"Lower Gwynedd Police Officer Dan Diedel vowed that he would be even more cautious with guns than usual when his daughter, Jamie, arrived 15 months ago."

"'At some point, the vision popped into my head of my little girl dead,' Diedel said, his voice faltering. 'It's amazing how your perspective changes.'"

"To help other families keep firearms secure, Diedel is giving out free cable gun locks and training township residents to use them. The first session was June 11, and he will offer a second class in the fall." ...
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Gun safety lies in education and training, not mechanical devices.
 

PA: Ex-cop told to report to jail
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"A former York County detective has been ordered to begin serving his prison sentence for stealing four pistols from the District Attorney's Office.
William "Ken" Ingle must report to York County Prison July 14 to serve his 111/2- to 23-month sentence, Common Pleas Judge Penny Blackwell ordered last week."

"Ingle was chief county detective before retiring in October 2000 after being convicted of allowing his dogs to bark despite neighbors' complaints. That conviction was overturned on appeal by Commonwealth Court."

"Less than a year after he resigned, state police searched Ingle's home and recovered the guns ..." ...
 

NY: New York Officers Still on Paid Leave Weeks After Being Cleared
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"Two Albany police officers involved in the New Year's Eve shooting death of an innocent bystander are still on paid leave seven weeks after they were cleared of criminal wrongdoing."

"Officers William Bonanni and Joseph Gerace had been on paid administrative leave since the shooting on Lark Street, but that status changed to sick leave after they were cleared of criminal charges on May 4. Officials familiar with the case said the two say they suffer emotional difficulties because of the incident."

"Meanwhile, an internal affairs investigation of their actions, which could result in discipline or firing, appears stalled." ...
 

How Remington Self-Serves Its Customers
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"Like many entrepreneurs, Eliphalet Remington II thought that he could produce something better. So in 1816 he turned to his father's forge at Ilion Gulch, New York and began working on a better rifle. At that time he wasn't worried about supply chains or customer-relationship management. But almost 200 years later, his one-man startup is Remington Arms Company, a US$360 million enterprise selling firearms and other products in over 60 countries."

"In an interview with CRM Buyer, Ned Moore, Remington's e-business manager, said that producing products over such a long time means that company has a multigenerational brand. 'We have callers whose parents and grandparents were customers,' he said. 'It also means that we frequently deal with old products not in production, but ones having an intimate connection to the owner because it might have been in the family for generations.'" ...
 

OH: Concealed carry permit numbers low
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"At both the local and state levels, the number of people seeking permits to carry concealed guns is running significantly less than expected."

"Statewide, 18,000 permits have been issued since April, when a new law went into effect allowing Ohioans to apply for them. Of those 18,000, 262 of the new permit holders reside in Washington County."

"The numbers are considerably less than what officials had expected. Initially, the Ohio attorney general's office estimated 100,000 people would apply for the permits during the first year. Now, officials are scaling that number back in half." ...
 

CA: Gun club hosts rifle shoot
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The Mother Lode Gun Club High-Power Match is set for Saturday, July 3, at the club's range on Jamestown Road.

The entry fee is $5 and shooters of all ages and abilities are welcome, with competition to be held in classes from Beginner to High Master. Shooting begins at 8:30 a.m. and runs through about noon, when a barbecue and prize giveaway will be held.

One of the top prizes will be an autographed copy of the book "Carlos Hathcock, White Feather, USMC Scout Sniper."

Brian Schmidt will serve as range officer, assisted by Robert Taylor II. For information, call Schmidt at 533-2307 regarding the shoot, Robert Taylor at 588-8767 for equipment availability and rental, or Connie Taylor at 928-3745 regarding prize tickets.
 

Australia: Man gunned down in street in this 'Brady Paradise'
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"A WARRAWONG man was fighting for his life in Wollongong Hospital late last night after he was shot in the back yesterday."

"Neighbours called triple-0 after they found the 31-year-old man lying on the road with three bullet wounds to his back."

"Police said the injured man was arguing with another man in Lee St, Warrawong, about 2.30pm when a gun was produced and a number of shots fired."

"A third man was also believed to be involved in the argument."

"A police spokesman said it was not clear how many shots had been fired."

"Police swarmed over the area within minutes, blocking access in and out of the narrow streets near Port Kembla Hospital." ...
 

TX: Court rejects former officer's appeal that rape of woman in custody was not a civil rights violation
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"A woman raped in 1997 by a Trophy Club officer was in his custody, and therefore he violated her civil rights, a state appeals court opinion and court records say."

"With an opinion released Thursday the court rejected an appeal by former officer Jeffrey Andrew Dickson, who had contended that the woman was not in custody."

"In April 2003, a Denton County jury found Dickson guilty of violating her civil rights and sentenced him to a year in jail."

"The same jury deadlocked, 8-4, in favor of acquittal on the sexual assault charge. A judge later declared a mistrial." ...
 

NC: More police use stun guns
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"The suspect was in a rage. He had just cut his wrists with a knife and was using the knife to threaten Morrisville police officers."

"Police could have shot and killed the man in his apartment last month, but instead they used a high-tech weapon that forced him to the ground and caused no permanent harm."

"A growing number of Triangle police departments are supplying their officers with Tasers, pistol-size devices that deliver a debilitating jolt of electricity for up to five seconds." ...
 

Austria: Gun that started World War I found
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"The Browning pistol that killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand and sparked World War I has been located in a Jesuit house in Austria, The Telegraph said Tuesday."

The gun was last fired June 28, 1914, in Sarajevo by a Belgrade university student named Gavrilo Princip, who killed Ferdinand and his wife with seven shots.

"Anton Puntigam, a Jesuit priest who was at the scene gave the couple last rites, and made it known he would one day open a museum in memory of the archduke." ...

"Once [Princip] was sentenced, the Bosnian ministry in Vienna granted Puntigam possession of the pistol and several other of the slain couple's personal items." ...
 

UK: Hero cop chases gun thugs in this 'Brady Paradise'
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"A BRAVE YOUNG policeman chased two men who were armed with loaded guns."

"PC Simon Barrett, 25 - who has only been in the force for two-and-a-half years - followed the masked pair through a maze of residential streets after spotting they were armed with an Uzi sub-machine gun pistol and a sawn-off shotgun."

"He even continued to chase them after one paused less than 30ft away from him and pointed the shotgun at him."

"And when the pair split up to try to lose him, he kept up with one and finally managed to arrest him on the Beswick estate in Manchester."

"The second gunman was caught nearby by traffic officers." ...
 

TX: NRA banquet scheduled
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"Programs for educating youth about gun safety is the motivation for the Palestine Friends of the National Rifle Association (NRA) to hold an annual banquet."

"At this year's banquet the group hopes to top last year's total amount raised ($9,000) to support youth programs and education."

"'All of the money raised will be used for youth programs with more than half of it staying in the area where it was raised,' Candis Wells, treasure and publicity chair for the event, said today. 'Even the part that goes to the NRA will be used for youth programs and education.'"

"This year the goal is to add sporting and shooting activities to the youth shooting range at Gus Engeling Wildlife Management Area near Cayuga." ...
 

CA: Angels Gun Club receives grants
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Angels Gun Club will continue improvements to its trap range and sponsor a 4-H Shooting Sports program, thanks in part to two grants awarded by Motherlode Friends of the NRA.

"We are very excited about awarding these grants," said Dan O'Boyle, chairman of the local National Rifle Association support organization, "and pleased that the NRA is making an investment in our community that will further promote development of the shooting sports."

O'Boyle and Motherlode Friends member Brian Smith formally presented checks totaling $18,100 to Jim Castle, secretary of Angels Gun Club, at the Motherlode Friends of the NRA's annual dinner Friday at the Metropolitan in San Andreas.

For the rest of this story, see Tuesday's print edition of the Calaveras Enterprise. For coverage of sports events and personalities, and outdoor recreation throughout Calaveras County, call 754-3861 for a subscription.
 

NC: N.C. Senate agrees to expand concealed handgun permit use to purchase pistol
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"The Senate tentatively agreed Monday to a measure that would allow people with concealed handgun permits to purchase a pistol without filling out an additional license application."

"The bill would allow the holder of a concealed weapons permit to use it to purchase a handgun. Otherwise, the holder must get a separate pistol purchase permit to buy the gun."

"A person who gets a concealed handgun permit already goes through a background check and examination by a local sheriff. The permit is more thorough then the pistol purchase examination, supporters said." ...
 

OR: Disgraced sheriff back in Bend to face theft charge
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"Former Deschutes County Sheriff Greg Brown, who oversaw construction of the county jail a decade ago, was back at the jail Monday – not as a VIP, but an inmate, moved from a Nevada federal prison camp to face local theft charges involving a county-owned assault rifle."

"Brown, 50, was transported by federal marshals from the Nellis Federal Prison Camp at Las Vegas to Bend to face two first-degree theft charges in the allegedly illegal sale of a county-owned assault rifle in December 2002, prosecutors announced."

"Brown began serving a 33-month term in the spring of 2003, after pleading guilty to three charges involving the embezzlement of more than $390,000 from the Sisters-Camp Sherman Rural Fire district and $171,000 from the county. He is due for release in the fall of 2005." ...
 

Australia: Police will protect you, ex-boxer told
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JEFF Fenech was last night warned not to take the law into his own hands over the drive-by shooting at his home.

Police Minister John Watkins said he was concerned the ex-boxer had told the media he was considering buying a gun or hiring armed security.

Concealed firearms for personal protection are banned under the Firearms Act.

Mr Watkins said Fenech should speak to police if he needed protection.

"I would urge him to co-operate fully with the gangs squad and local police who are investigating this incident," Mr Watkins said.

"These are not matters that should be taken into people's own hands, they are matters for the police."
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KABA asks if the police will post a performance bond?
 

VA: Report Says Boy Pointed Rifle at People in School Office
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"A 12-year-old boy charged with bringing loaded guns into a Prince William County middle school walked into the main office with a red bandanna covering his face, pointed a rifle at employees, students and parents and ordered them to 'get down,' according to a published report Tuesday."

"Everyone in the office complied, and the boy said he did not want to hurt anyone, witnesses and sources told The Washington Post." ...

"The boy's plan was thwarted when school officials locked down the building and police stormed it under a countywide plan developed after the deadly Columbine shootings."

"Law enforcement sources said the student roamed parts of the school with a loaded rifle before police rushed the building. ..." ... [emphasis added]
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The exact same mind
set that killed over 3000 on 09/11/2001. Comply and wait for the "authorities" to handle it.
 

MN: Gun rights advocate claims harassment [third story on page]
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"A vocal proponent of Minnesota's handgun permit law has lodged a complaint against two St. Paul police officers who he says have harassed him."

"Lucky Rosenbloom, who teaches firearm use as a member of the American Association of Certified Firearms Instructors, said Monday that he filed his complaint with the Minnesota Department of Human Services and the U.S. Department of Justice, because he has repeatedly had to prove to two St. Paul officers that he is licensed to carry a handgun."

"'I believe it's harassment and discrimination,' he said Monday."

"The officers have not been identified. An internal investigation is underway, said Paul Schnell, department spokesman." ...
 

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