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CCRKBA Blasts Jackson For Gun Shop Demagoguery
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Rev. Jesse Jackson's headline-grabbing protest at a suburban Chicago-area gun shop over the weekend produced further proof that Jackson and anti-gunners like him do not understand that even gun owners and retailers have civil rights ..."

"... Jackson was quoted by the Chicago Tribune asserting, 'I think people have the right to bear arms at a hunting reserve.'"

"'For a guy who built his reputation as a so-called defender of civil rights,' observed CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb, 'Jackson demonstrated a remarkable ignorance on the subject. A civil right is not subject to fences, or specific activities. The right to keep and bear arms is supposed to apply everywhere, just like the voting rights for which Jackson and others fought hard to defend a generation ago.'" ...
 

CCRKBA Drafts Legislation to Stop Jackson-Style Gun Shop Protests
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"After denouncing the demagoguery of Rev. Jesse Jackson in his continued protests at a suburban Chicago-area gun shop, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today announced that it has drafted federal legislation that would prevent such protests from interfering with legal businesses."

"'This is not an attack on the First Amendment rights of Jesse Jackson or anyone else,' said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. "... We are working on Capitol Hill right now to gather sponsors."

"'Nobody is saying Jackson can't protest a gun shop,' Gottlieb added. 'We are, however, seeking the same protection from interference that is now guaranteed by federal statute to reproductive health services facilities.'" ...
 

The ATF are NOT Law Enforcement, they are Bureaucrats
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"As many of you know awhile ago I started an online petition: Fair Treatment of FFL Dealers by the ATF"

"At the time I felt that the ATF could just be reformed, but many wrote comments indicating otherwise. After seeing The Gang, I do not feel that it can be reformed and that it can and should be abolished."

"Republican or Democrat, this agency has been out of control under both administrations. They seem to answer to no one. Many friends of mine and customers who are in Law Enforcement have came in to show their support and have also expressed their disgust over the ATF's actions. ..." ...
 

'Gun Control' Isn't Charity, It's Theft (JPFO)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "So when a Jew decides that their Tzedakah should go not to the needy or to the sick, but to groups supporting gun control, what are they really trying to accomplish?"

"They're not going to help anyone who's suffering. Gun control groups are composed of wealthy dilettantes with too much free time and too little wisdom. They spend their donations on lobbyists, media campaigns, and speakers' fees. Hardly a group in dire need of your spare canned garbanzo beans."

"'But but but!' you'll hear them say, 'gun control helps make things better in the poorest neighborhoods by fighting crime!' Of course, they never heard that the Centers for Disease Control found that gun control has never been effective at all in fighting crime. ..." ...
 

Anti-Gun Film Festival Honors Pro-Gun Filmmaker -- Sort Of
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Apparently unaware that its producer/writer/director is an outspoken pro-gun advocate, the Moondance International Film Festival, whose stated goal is to 'encourage and inspire non-violent conflict resolution,' has selected Niel Schulman's Lady Magdalene's as a semifinalist ... Upon learning of the selection, Schulman congratulated the festival's director 'on her openness in placing art before politics ...' Informed that ... his movie reflects his pro-gun views, English said in a statement that the film was selected 'based on the film's story of a kind of feminine self-empowerment, but I do not ... advocate the kind of violence depicted in this film ... which is the reason the film will not be screened at the film festival." ..."
 

Charley Reese: No Guns
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"I'm ready at last to support gun control. I believe every police agency in the United States local, state and federal should be disarmed."

"After all, the gun-control people have been saying for years that we private citizens have no need for firearms. Well, if that's true for us, it's true for the police. We are the inhabitants of the country. We live in the neighborhoods, we are the victims of crime, and if we don't need guns, then who does?" ...

"We will still need tough penalties for those who use guns to commit a crime, but as soon as criminals realize they're not going to be shot by the cops, many of them will ditch their guns. ..."

"Naturally, police could still carry pepper spray and clubs. ..." ...
 

Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? (Who will guard the guardians?) (BFA)
Submitted by: Buckeye Firearms Association
Website: http://www.buckeyefirearms.org

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... "Since the Sandusky Register argues that ALL government information should be public, and that this information is fair game for publication, it is time to put this theory to the test."

"Buckeye Firearms Association has decided to use publicly available records to obtain information about Matt Westerhold, the editor of the Sandusky Register, and publish that information. We are not doing this to be vindictive, but instead seek to draw attention to the real issue here - namely how easy it is for an Editor with a grudge to abuse public records." ...
 

Essay contest is open on Second Amendment
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund is sponsoring an essay contest for students with the theme 'The Second Amendment to the Constitution: Why it is important to our nation.'"

"The contest is open to elementary, junior high and high school students. Essays will be judged in two categories, grades 10-12 and grades nine and below. First prizes are $1,000 in U.S. savings bonds; second prizes, $600 in savings bonds; third prizes, $200 in savings bonds; and honorable mentions, $100 in savings bonds."

"Entry deadline is Dec. 1. Essays should be about 1,000 words in length and include the student's name, age, address, telephone number, school, and grade, and a statement from a teacher or parent saying that the paper is an original work. ..." ...
 

'Shoot'em Up!'
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"How does a gun make anyone feel safer? Please I dare anyone out there to explain it to me. What is it in the make up of the United States that we have to have guns? Better yet why do we think guns solve the problems here and in the world? Of course, we use much bigger guns in other parts of the world. Yeah yeah I know all about the second amendment. You have to provide a better reason than that one."

"The shootings at Virginia Tech University were a tragic incident. An incident an occurrence - an episode. It will probably never happen there again. ..."

"If being armed makes a person feel protected, we should arm everyone because who knows when you might be involved in a shoot out. ..." ...
 

NE: Resident Fires Gun At 3 Burglars
Submitted by: Joe Merchant24
Website: http://joemerchant24.blogspot.com

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A couple being robbed in their home Monday night was able to fire a shot at the burglars, police said.

At about 10:30 p.m. Monday, police said three white men entered at home at 11029 Jones St. through an open garage door. The residents told police the robbers demanded money at gunpoint. One of the residents was able to grab a gun and fire.

No one was hit and burglars got away.
 

LA: Homeowner shoots suspected burglar
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"A suspected burglar is dead Tuesday morning after a homeowner finds him breaking into cars near his townhouse." ...

"The homeowner said he saw the break-ins in progress, got a gun and went outside. He told police he tried to hold Sternitzky until officers got there but Sternitzky tried to attack him."

"Police said the homeowner fired one shot, hitting Sternitzky in the chest."

"Police said the mortally wounded man ran around the corner of the building before he collapsed and died." ...
 

OK: No charges expected in shooting (follow-up)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A man shot in the chest early Sunday while allegedly trying to overpower a youth minister overseeing a fireworks stand was listed in good condition Monday."

"Darnell Gilbert, 18, of Muskogee was shot in the chest about 3 a.m. Sunday. ..."

"The man who shot Gilbert, Wagoner Church of God Youth Pastor Charles Donnelly, 44, probably will not face charges in that shooting, Muskogee County District Attorney Larry Moore said late Monday afternoon."

"'It appears to be self-defense from information received so far from police we're not planning to file charges at this time,' Moore said." ...
 

NV: Nevada College System Wants to Arm Faculty (another view)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The University of Nevada system is one step closer to letting professors, faculty and staff carry guns on campus."

"It's a controversial plan that the Board of Regents agreed to on Thursday. Some students and staff are concerned it may not be the best idea." ...

"Still the Board of Regents plan would allow faculty take a 21-week course in Carson City. That class would cost more than $3,000 per person and the universities would pick up the tab. ..."

"... Students like Zac Ingersoll have mixed feelings. As a former member of the military, he knows training is important, but 21 weeks of training might not be able to stop a Virginia Tech-like attack." ...
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Submitter's Note: So how much training is necessary to shoot some nutjob who is methodically massacreing your students?
 

NV: One step closer to arming UNLV, CCSN faculty
Submitted by: G. Hughes

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"In hopes of preventing another tragedy like the massacre at Virginia Tech, the Board of Regents is one step closer to approving a plan to arm faculty and staff and UNLV and CCSN. But the move doesn't mean every professor or staff member would be allowed to carry a gun."

"Candidates will have to go through a tough selection process and training academy. Under the plan, faculty and staff interested in the program would apply to become reserve police officers ..."

"They will be required to take a physical to meet the NV post police officers standards in testing physical fitness requirements. They will also undergo an extensive background check, medical screening, drug screening and psychological testing." ...
 

How to pass 'gun control' legislation: stay the hell away from facts and logic
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Drew Westen's book, The Political Brain: The Role of Emotion in Deciding the Fate of the Nation, is, as far as I can tell, a treatise on the need to stay away from facts and logic in political debate, and instead to focus on emotion. That, anyway, seems to be the gist of this excerpt, focusing on so-called 'gun control' (i.e., civilian disarmament). ... when pushing an agenda so divorced from reality and rationality ... as public safety through state-mandated defenselessness, facts and logic would certainly be things to avoid."

"He apparently decided a demonstration was in order, waiting only until early in the third paragraph to let rip with a stunningly blatant lie." ...
 

NRA-Linked Law Firm Gathers File On Bloomberg Anti-Gun Coalition
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"A California law firm with ties to the National Rifle Association is using public records laws to compile a dossier on the activities of a national group Mayor Bloomberg set up to lobby Congress on gun issues."

"Several mayors who have signed onto the Mayors Coalition Against Illegal Guns in recent months report being greeted with formal freedom of information requests from Trutanich Michel LLP, which is based in Los Angeles and San Diego."

"'It's the first FOIA request on any issue I've worked on since I've been mayor,' Mayor Otto Lee of Sunnyvale said at an event Mr. Bloomberg attended last week in San Francisco. 'It's not at this point terribly annoying, but it has unfortunately disrupted the distribution of services to the community.'" ...
 

From the Desk of Carolyn McCarthy
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"The following is a statement from Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (NY-04) on the agreement reached on the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Improvement Act."

"'On Friday [June 8], the month-long discussions on the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Improvement Act reached a conclusion.'"

"'In the wake of the Virginia Tech tragedy, the flaws in the current federal background check system were exposed. The shooter was barred under federal regulations from purchasing a firearm. Unfortunately, a lapse in the mental health records allowed him to slip through the cracks and purchase two handguns.'" ...
 

Senate Panel Faces Key Decision on Gun Lobby Measure Opposed by Hundreds of Police Chiefs (BCPGV)
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"When the Senate Appropriations Committee meets to work on a spending bill for the Justice Department and other Federal agencies this Thursday, a showdown is expected over a controversial measure that blocks the nation's police from receiving information on crime guns that is critical to combating illegal gun trafficking."

"Today, that measure is to be marked for repeal in a subcommittee hearing by U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski, setting up the Thursday showdown." ...
 

CA: Firearms Industry Warns: Passage of Microstamping Bill is Tantamount to Gun Ban
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The California Senate Public Safety Committee will take up the issue of firearms microstamping early tomorrow morning and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) ... is wasting no time in warning all members of the California Senate that passage of the legislation is a de facto ban of firearms. The microstamping bill (AB 1471) would require manufacturers to micro laser engrave, in two separate locations, the gun's make, model and serial number so, in theory, that information would be imprinted on any cartridge casing fired in the gun. Opposition to the legislation has intensified as firearm manufacturers have indicated that passage of microstamping legislation would force them to stop sales into the state because completely reconfiguring their manufacturing and assembly process would be cost prohibitive." ...
 

Guard Soldiers Shoot in Regional Event
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Forty three National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from Kentucky, North Carolina and Puerto Rico participated in rifle and pistol combat team and individual shooting matches during the MAC III Area Combat Regional, June 16 and 17."

"'They enjoy this match,' said SPC Paul Shelton of Creedmoor, NC. SPC Shelton is a Marksmanship Instructor at Camp Butner. 'This match is the predecessor to the big match,' he said, referring to the Winston P. Wilson (WPW) Matches that take place annually at Camp Joseph T. Robinson in North Little Rock, Ark. 'The competitors get into that mindset, basically training for real to see what WPW will be like.'" ...
 

Soldiers Continue Top Performances
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Soldiers of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit have won numerous medal and national titles in the USA Shooting National Championships, which are ongoing at the Pool International Shooting Complex and in Texas."

"The 2007 National Championships kicked off June 16. The shotgun portion of the competition is taking place at the Hill Country Shooting Sports Center through June 24 in Kerrville, Texas, while the rifle and pistol events are being conducted through June 24 at the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit's Pool Ranges."

"U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Soldier Sgt. 1st Class Thomas A. Tamas won the Men's Free Rifle Prone match followed by Maj. Michael E. Anti June 21 at Pool Outdoor Range. ..." ...
 

DE: Off-duty Officer Charged in Domestic Dispute
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"State Police have charged an Wilmington police officer after he fought with his wife while he was off-duty."

"Police say Paul Ciber threatened to ram his car into his garage -- and nearly did -- during an argument with his wife early yesterday."

"The couple and their children, ages 6 and 8, went into their house, where Ciber and his wife started arguing again. Police say Ciber's wife tried to leave, but he grabbed her arm."

"Police say when his wife tried to call 9-1-1, Ciber knocked a cell phone from her hand. Only when one of the children distracted Ciber, was she able to complete the call." ...
 

MD: Baltimore Police Fight to Keep Seized Guns
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"Baltimore police officers raided the home of Mustafa Alif last week and took seven of his guns ..." ...

"In 2001, officers collected eight of Alif's guns but later returned them. In January, a Sig Sauer [customized with a laser for targeting] handgun that was taken and later returned to Alif was used to kill a city police officer." ...

"Alif said that the weapons connected with crimes were stolen from his house in 1999 ..."

"... He has not been charged with a crime." ...

"Police raided Alif's house about ... because they suspect his son, Riyad Alif, is living there and has access to the weapons. Riyad Alif has been convicted of a felony and is not permitted to be around weapons, police said." ...
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Submitter's Note: Yup, nice sig with a laser...typical straw gun.
 

FL: EPA shoots down gun disposal
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"With the blessing, they say, of Sarasota Environmental Regulators, it had become a time-tested, un-permitted ritual."

"Every few months for 30 years, a police boat would be sent 14 miles out into the Gulf of Mexico. Aboard, a deadly cargo, scores of guns taken from criminals, guns headed to Davey Jones' Locker." ...

"Sarasota Police, proud they'd made their city safer, released the video to FOX 13."

"'We thought it was a great story,' said spokesman Jay Frank. 'We've taken 200 guns off the street, we thought that was the story. Low and behold we found out that people weren't concerned that much about that, but they were concerned about polluting the gulf.'" ...
 

Germany: German Police Shoot Dead Romanian Driver
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A plain clothes policeman shot dead a 27-year-old Romanian man on Tuesday during a vehicle check in the northern German port of Hamburg, police said."

"Police said they were investigating the plain clothes officer on suspicion of acting negligently."

"'There is no indication that the officer was acting in self defence,' said a police spokesman, who declined to give further details, saying the circumstances of the incident were unclear." [emphasis added]

"A bullet from a police officer's gun shot through one of the car's rear windows and killed the Romanian who was in the driver's seat, the spokesman said."

"An accompanying passenger, also Romanian, was unhurt but arrested on the spot on suspicion of fraud. ..."
 

Canada: City officer charged with drug possession
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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A city police officer has been suspended from duty and faces a drug charge.

The officer is a six-year veteran of the Brantford Police Service and his arrest is the result of an internal investigation, police said Monday.

An investigation into violations of the Police Services Act is continuing, police said.

Const. Jeffrey Glen Servos is charged with possession of a controlled substance (Oxycotin).

He is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 10.

Oxycotin is a prescription pain killer used for medium to severe pain caused by a variety of problems, including injuries.
 

IL: Class teaches basics of safe hunting
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"When volunteer hunting trainer Bill Boggio teaches children about hunting ethics he asks them to think of the other sports they play."

"In baseball, they would have an umpire. But in hunting, there might be no referee to enforce the rules besides themselves. The responsibility makes it even more important to learn the rules of safety and take them to heart when out in the field."

"Boggio will be teaching a free, two-day, 10-hour class on hunter safety Thursday, July 19, and Saturday, July 21, along with Downers Grove resident Joe Splavec. Participants in the Illinois Department of Conservation course taught in Downers Grove will earn a hunter safety education certification, allowing them to hunt anywhere in the country." ...
 

OH: Please Contact Sandusky Register Advertisers (OFCC)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"As you have read elsewhere on this website and in our popular discussion forums, OFCC is organizing an effort to contact businesses that advertise in The Sandusky Register to ask for their support in demanding that the paper remove its blanket list of law-abiding CHL holders' personal information, apologize for their dangerous actions, and terminate the employment of Managing Editor Matt Westerhold."

"Please contact the advertisers listed below with emails, letters, and phone calls. You may use the sample letter given below. ..." ...
 

NV: Community briefs - Virginia City
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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Fourth of July Parade seeks entrants


Virginia City's annual Fourth of July Spectacular will include the traditional parade, Comstock Cowboys Second Amendment Celebration Concert and a fabulous fireworks display.

The Comstock is looking for new parade entries to join the regulars.

Classic cars, equestrian groups, marching groups, bands and many more entries will join the annual parade.

To enter the parade, call (775) 847-4768 for a parade form.

Forms need to be returned by mail or fax by Sunday to be part of the advance lineup. Late entries are still welcome, but will be put at the end of the parade.

Lineup will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Fourth Ward School.
 

OH: Open government experts say secrecy endangers public
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"There has been an assault on open government in the General Assembly that threatens to create two classes of citizens -- those with access to information and those who do not have access."

"That's what public records experts contend, and they say it goes to the heart of what makes for good government."

"'It's the proverbial slippery slope,' said Frank Deaner, director of the Ohio Newspaper Association and a lobbyist in the General Assembly. 'It puts one class in a position to tell the other whether it can have access to information.'"

"Deaner said politics is fueling numerous efforts to enact legislation that exempts information from public disclosure, including the state's concealed weapons law." ...
 

UK: 'Mum stabbed ex and faked shock'
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A mother stabbed her ex-partner in the chest and got her boyfriend to dump him in an alley to bleed to death, a court heard yesterday."

"Janet Taylor, 40, of Wardle Gardens, Felling, Gateshead, appeared at Newcastle Crown Court charged with the murder of Keith Weightman on September 10 last year."

"Mr Weightman, 48, the father of Taylor's baby son Jack, was found lying in the street behind Crowhall Lane in Felling at about 9pm with a six-inch deep knife wound that had punctured a lung and the main artery to the heart." ...
 

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