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Libertarian Party Stays the Course
Submitted by: Melissa Seaman
Website: http://skypod.deadbangguns.com

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" 'We fight for freedom, which everyone wants, so why are we nowhere?' asked Libertarian Party (LP) presidential nomination hopeful Aaron Russo to a room of 30 or so supporters and potential supporters at the 2004 Libertarian Party National Convention in Atlanta on Saturday. On Sunday, he won the first and second ballot for the nomination, only to lose the third." ...

"Boortz has his own answer to Russo's question about why the LP has gone nowhere. He told the rapt breakfast crowd on Saturday that by reimagining themselves as the party of property rights and a national sales tax, rather than the party of drug legalization and eliminating occupational licensing, they'd reach heretofore-unknown heights of success and acclaim. (Showing perhaps not as much retail political acumen as he pretended, he also openly posited that most people in this country are just too stupid to handle freedom.)" ...

"Badnarik has a very libertarian message about restricting the government strictly to its explicitly Constitutional duties, a message that LP delegates loved to hear; but his natural tendency is to deliver it in a style far more legal, philosophical, and historical than political in an everyday sense. But he is the kind of man and has the kind of message that LP activists can relate to comfortably. It remains to be seen, given his past and where he's starting from in terms of money and publicity, if anyone except people attending his speaking events will get to hear what he has to say. The LP, as always, has its work cut out for it. And its hardcore devotees don't seem to want it any other way."
 

Libertarians At the Gate
Submitted by: Melissa Seaman
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"Read who won the battle for the Libertarian Party's Presidential nomination and how they did it, and what types of libertarians showed up to the 800-member convention."
 

MD: Commish Cleared Of Assault Charge, Changes Security Detail
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"Commissioner Pulls Officers From Executive Protection Unit To Guard His Condo."

"Prior to and on the morning of the alleged abuse, the officers who guarded Clark's home were patrol officers from the Northern District assigned to that duty randomly by district commander."

"Now, Clark has ended that particular assignment for Northern District officers. The police officers now guarding Clark's condominium no longer pull that duty randomly -- they're with the executive protection unit."

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Nice to know that the "elite" not only get the privilege of being armed in Baltimore, but also get security detail at the taxpayers' expense.

 

UK: British Residents Trained to Treat Gunshot Wounds
Submitted by: Gary L. Erne

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"Here we have the gun-banning hoplophobes trying to further engrain the 'victim' mentality amongst the defenseless subjects. The gubmint has disarmed the entire society based on the misguided criminal actions of a very few. Now they're trying to again look like they care by teaching the defenseless lemmings how to patch up their gunshot wounds. Strangely enough, they're silent on the recommended treatment for mortal wounds.

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"Red Cross officials are providing first-aid training to British residents living in high gun-crime areas so that they can provide basic first aid at the scenes of shootings, the BBC reported June 1."

"Training has begun in parts of Manchester, including Moss Side and Hulme. According to Red Cross officials, the goal is to save lives by providing residents with the skills to treat gun victims in the vital few minutes before emergency personnel arrive."
 

Libertarian Presidential nominee is member of Free State Project
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"Libertarian Presidential nominee Michael Badnarik, a Texas computer programmer, may soon became a New Hampshire Porcupine."

"The 49-year-old Austin resident is a member of the Free State Project, a libertarian-movement seeking to bring 20,000 like-minded people to New Hampshire to lobby against big government and for individual freedoms."

"The porcupine, the project's logo, was selected to show the public that project members can be friendly and cuddly, but prickly when stepped on, project organizers said."

"Member count is at around 5,800 people."
 

TN: Local Residents Help Select Libertarian Presidential Nominee
Submitted by: Melissa Seaman
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"On the third ballot, the convention delegates chose computer consultant and Constitutional scholar Michael Badnarik http://www.Badnarik.org of Austin, TX as the party's nominee to oppose George W. Bush and John Kerry in the presidential election this November."

"Richard Campagna, an attorney from Iowa City, IA, was selected as the vice-presidential nominee."

"Chereé and Joe Dumas of Signal Mountain joined Bill Bolen, Daniel Lewis, E. D. Jahn and Trevor Southerland of Chattanooga and state party chairman Ray Ledford of Cleveland as part of Tennessee's 22-member delegation to the convention."

"The delegates, as well as a national television audience, watching via C-SPAN, experienced a suspenseful race that saw Badnarik ultimately prevail over his two main rivals, Hollywood producer Aaron Russo and talk radio host Gary Nolan of Cleveland, OH."
 

AZ: Hiker in trail shooting charged with murder
Submitted by: David Codrea

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"Coconino County Attorney Terry Hance filed a second-degree murder charge Friday against a Phoenix man who claimed self-defense in a shooting last month in the woods north of Payson."

"Harold Fish, 57, a retired Spanish teacher, shot 43-year-old Grant Kuenzli three times in the chest with a 10mm semiautomatic pistol on May 11."

"Fish told Coconino County sheriff's investigators that he felt threatened when Kuenzli's three dogs and then Kuenzli charged at him along Pine Canyon Trail in the Coconino National Forest."

"Detective Scott Feagan said last month that the evidence would show that Fish acted in self-defense."
 

Youth Program Funding Shortfall Linked to Rise in Gang-Related Murders
Submitted by: Gary L. Erne

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So what have we learned today, children? Well, it would appear, according to the California office of a Washington, D.C. based organization, that our kids are joining gangs and wreaking gun violence because we (by way of confiscatory taxation) are not giving them enough money. Apparently the message being foisted upon us is that if we'd only redistribute more of our income to the little gang-bangers they'd stop hurting and killing us on our way to work. That's not too disingenuous now, is it?
 

MN: Three-quarters of gun deaths self-inflicted
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"Three out of four firearms deaths in Minnesota from 1998 through 2001 were caused by self-inflicted gunshot wounds, according to a state Health Department report."

"The information was compiled by the department as part of an ongoing effort to investigate and document violence in Minnesota."

"The report also should help 'provide context' to the debate regarding the use of firearms in a state that last year loosened restrictions on the law allowing its residents to carry handguns in public, said Jon Roesler, senior epidemiologist with the agency's injury and violence prevention unit."
 

OH: Robbery suspect shot by teen-ager
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"Two men forced their way into a home in the 200 block of Shelby Avenue about 8 a.m., police said. They began beating Keon Williams, 17, with a gun while asking, 'Where's your money?' police said."

"Williams told police he fell to the ground and grabbed a gun from under his mattress. One of the robbers jumped out of a window. The other was shot in the stomach before escaping."

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Note that President Bush supports increasing the minimum age for gun ownership. Would Bush prefer this teenager died at the hands of the armed thugs?
 

Australia: Gun owners profit from buyback
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"SOME Queensland gun owners have made thousands of dollars profit from the national handgun buyback scheme, a Sunday Mail investigation has revealed."

"One sporting shooter is alleged to have been paid more than double the $3000 a pistol cost several years before."

"He is said to have then used the money to buy two new handguns."
 

PA: Youth has keen eye for hunting turkeys and knack for collecting trophies
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"Hunter Black keeps teddy bears on his bed. He also has a shotgun that is almost as tall as he is and he's collecting trophies adults would envy." ...

" 'Mothers will say, 'Isn't your son a little young to have a gun?' They'll say, 'How can you let him kill things?' ' Sherree Black said. 'Yet, they'll let their kids watch these violent video games where people are getting killed and think, all you have to do is hit the reset button and life will go back to the way it was.' "

"Teaching children about guns is like teaching them to swim, she said. 'You may not have a pool, but you never know when you'll need to keep from drowning.' "
 

CA: Suit challenges ban on .50-caliber rifles
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"A coalition of gun enthusiasts, publishers, manufacturers and retailers sued in federal court Thursday challenging Contra Costa County's ban on the sale of .50-caliber rifles."

"The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, charges that the county ordinance violates First Amendment free speech rights and is preempted by state law." ...

"Attorney Chuck Michel predicted that the court case would have statewide implications and could reverse a 1998 Appeals Court decision upholding the right of cities to ban 'Saturday Night Specials.' "

" 'We think this will put a lid back on local authorities' (ability) to regulate,' Michel said."
 

Canada: Victims Rights Advocates Alarmed: Tory Plans to Dismantle Gun Control Contradict their Professed Concern for Victims
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"Victims and safety groups are alarmed by the
announcement by the Conservatives of their plans to dismantle the firearms registry and replace it with the 'Practical Firearms Control System' proposed by the National Firearms Association (NRA) [sic.]. Today, the Conservatives announced
plans to dismantle registration of rifles and shotguns."

"Harper says 'It is the victims of crime who have the first claim on our compassion and our justice system must put more emphasis on responding to
victims than catering to criminals.' ..." ...
 

Freedom vs. Security: A False Choice
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"...the obvious lesson of September 11th is that government cannot protect us. Even with trillions of tax dollars spent on “defense,” hijacked planes flew unchallenged over our skies and attacked national symbols of business and government. Yet now we’re told to put even more faith into the same bureaucracies that failed us so miserably in the past? Self-reliance and self-defense are American virtues; trembling reliance on the illusion of government-provided security is not."
 

TX: Harris County Sheriff's department develops new policy against shooting at vehicles
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"The Harris County Sheriff's Department is developing a tough new policy against shooting at vehicles following a newspaper report that deputies have shot 22 people since 1999 by firing on vehicles in violation of their training."

"A Houston Chronicle investigation found that deputies have killed six people and wounded 16 others."

"Nineteen of the shooting victims were unarmed and only two were fleeing after violent crimes."

"The newspaper reports that in at least four cases, officers who claimed to be firing in self defense kept shooting after the vehicles passed them, wounding suspects in the side or back." ...

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Good to know that they are "toughening" their policy. So what happened to the cops who violated the old policy?
 

South Africa: Many S. African women killed by intimate partners: Study
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"Many women murdered in crime-ridden South Africa lost lives at the hands of their intimate partners, found the country's first national study of female homicides."

"Every six hours in South Africa, one woman is killed by her intimate partner, setting the world's highest rate of intimate femicide, the study showed."

"Nearly nine women out of every 100,000 females aged 14 years and over were killed by people having close relations with them, among whom half were murdered by men, the South African Press Association (SAPA) reported Sunday."
 

ID: Sharpshooters aim to re-create the past
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"Boise, Idaho- A blur of fire-spitting six-guns, rifles and shotguns transforms the quiet desert plinking ground at Blacks Creek Public Rifle Range twice a month."

"The sagebrush desert is a backdrop for men and women who get gussied up in 19th-century costume to socialize and compete in Cowboy Action Shooting, a fantasy sport that combines historical flavor with rapid-fire target shooting."

"For a few hours a month, people become steely eyed lawmen or bad-news drifters. At least in their own minds, they become Jesse James or Wyatt Earp, or Annie Oakley or Belle Star."
 

God, Gold & Guns
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"...A garden of heirloom vegetables is a good idea (and this can be a trusted-neighbor project) as is the ability to put them up for the winter. Guns and other means of self-defense are essential, what with the track record of radical Islam to chop off the heads of non-believers. Since we are not allowed to have crèches in public places and they can blast their prayers all over Christians, it looks like the government is on their side. That is a good reason not to count on the government to protect us."
 

Indonesia: Guns for prosecutors will not solve problems: Observer
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"An observer has warned the Attorney General's Office of a possible increase in the misuse of firearms if it presses ahead with its plan to arm prosecutors for self-defense purposes."

"'The plan to equip prosecutors with guns will increase the number of weapons circulating in society, which will in turn increase the possibility of misuse,' Rashid Lubis of the Police Watch organization said on Saturday."

"He said the authorities were already facing difficulties in controlling the circulation of guns and their usage in society, as was shown by the large number of crimes involving firearms at the present time." ...
 

AZ: Shots fired from one foot away, story of self-defense consistent with evidence, but man still charged with homicide
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"The May 11 shooting death of Grant Kuenzli at a trailhead near Payson has sparked a statewide debate as to whether the man who shot Kuenzli, Harold Fish, acted in self-defense or overreacted and deserves to face punishment."

"Investigators with the Coconino County Sheriff's Office have stated that Fish's statements of self-defense and evidence at the scene were consistent with each other."

"The Coconino County Attorney's Office filed a complaint Friday charging Fish with second-degree murder." ...

"Ramos continued: 'When this individual would not slow down and continued to run at full speed at him, Fish pointed his handgun at the subject and yelled several times to 'stop, or I will be forced to shoot.' ' " ...
 

UK: Gun attacks reported
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"A SPATE of air rifle and ball-bearing gun attacks have been reported in the area over the last few months, sparking concerns from police and resident."

"Police have investigated nine incidents in Roydon, North Weald, Ongar and Theydon Bois since early April..."

"The most recent attack was on Sunday, when an eight-year old was shot by youths with a BB gun, while he walked with his mother along Acres Avenue, Ongar, at 12.45pm. He wasn't badly injured but Police are treating it as a common assault."

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This, in spite of the new laws making self-contained gas cartridge air weapons only legal for purchase by those over 17 and their mandatory licensing under the orwellian Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003.
 

OH: Sheriff's departments say applications steady; 320 OK'd in Summit
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"In Summit County, the applications are still coming at the rate of 100 a week -- people who want the right to carry guns."

"It's been that way since April 7, when Ohio became the 46th state to allow law abiding citizens to carry weapons."

"The process takes about six weeks. More than 320 applications have won approval in Summit County, and another 270 in Stark."

"And the applications keep coming."
 

CA: Stealth Pro-Gun Candidate My Ass (Blog)
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"Last year in California there were two non-democrat candidates for Governor: Shcwarzenegger & McClintock. I felt McClintock would have been a much better chocie for governor, but many disagreed."

"One of the arguments I saw frequently on firearms related message boards was that Schwarzenegger was a 'stealth pro-gun canidate'. The explanation was that Schwarzanegger was pro-gun but was keeping quiet about it to win the election. ..."

"Perhaps this will finally put the issue at rest:"

"California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R), who became a movie star by blowing up and shooting anything that stood in his way, has reaffirmed his support of the federal assault-weapons ban."
 

UK: Armed man targets post office
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An armed man made off with a four-figure sum of money after raiding a post office in Renfrewshire.

Police said the man threatened a female member of staff with what appeared to be a firearm at the outlet in Houston.

The suspect is described as being of slim build and was wearing a dark balaclava, a blue/green fleece, dark trousers and dark grey woollen gloves.
 

Judge rules restriction of ads criticizing drug policies is unconstitutional
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"A judge said Wednesday that a federal law aimed at restricting the display of paid, pro-marijuana ads in buses and subway stations is unconstitutional, improperly infringing on free speech rights."

"The ruling by U.S. District Judge Paul Friedman came in a lawsuit challenging the law that cuts off up to $3.1 billion in federal funds to local transit authorities if they display ads promoting the legalization or medical use of marijuana or other drugs."
 

KY: 500 at state meeting skewer Democrats
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"...Clooney has said he supports the Second Amendment right to bear arms. But Davis read excerpts from some of the newspaper columns Clooney has written over the years that were critical of handguns."

" 'According to my opponent, all of you in the audience, and many of us on the platform here who own a firearm, that's considered a barbaric practice,' Davis said.

" 'In fact he likened gun ownership to the ownership of slaves and the practice of child labor,' he said. ..."

"Bob Doyle, Clooney's Washington political consultant, said in a phone interview that Clooney supports gun ownership and that the column passages were taken out of context."
 

AK: Teaching Kids How to Use Guns Properly
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"Does putting limits on who can carry a gun and when, work to curb gun violence? It's a classic debate between gun-rights advocates and those seeking tougher firearm controls. But today firearm advocates are making another argument, saying not only that gun control laws are impractical, there should be more guns in the hands of kids at an earlier age."

"Of course the gun rights advocates want supervision for those kids. The idea here is to prevent gun violence by introducing more kids to guns- that way a deadly weapon won't be such a temptation." ...
 

South Africa: Chaos feared as gun law deadline looms
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"Stringent new gun laws come into effect in three weeks amid allegations of corruption within the body authorised to issue licences, sparking fears that there may be chaos for more than two million gun owners."

"On July 1, existing and new gun owners will have to apply for a licence, taking tough competency tests and meeting strict requirements aimed at making gun ownership more difficult."

"But as the deadline nears, there are growing fears over whether police have the capacity to implement the regulations since several employees of the central firearms registry are being investigated for alleged corruption."
 

PA: Guns may be excluded from courtrooms, but not courthouses
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"Of all the freedoms dear to Air Force vet Stanley Switzer, he's especially partial to the one that allows him to carry a sidearm. And when county commissioners in Clarion and Jefferson counties told him he couldn't bring a gun into a county courthouse, he and a couple other Western Pennsylvania gun owners fought the law."

"And the gun owners won." ...

"A judge has ruled that a security ordinance allowing for metal detectors and X-ray machines to be placed in the courthouse doorway to conduct weapons searches, conflicts with state law that says 'no county [may] regulate the lawful ownership, possession, transfer or transportation of firearms.' "
 

The strongest political weapon there is
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"Why have guns entered our national political stage? Why is it that the vice president needs a photo-op with a flintlock? Why does the president need to dress up in hunting gear? Why does the Kerry campaign need to counter that Kerry is a duck hunter, especially when he is called a fake and a poseur right away? True believers can always tell the difference."

"And anyway, who cares? Why should we care if our past, present or future president is a duck hunter or a fake duck hunter? What does duck hunting have to do with the economy, foreign policy, social security, health care, education and the environment? Nothing, and at the same time everything."
 

Feinstein re-introduces semi-auto ban in Senate (NRA)
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Yesterday, vehemently anti-gun Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) introduced S. 2498, legislation that would reauthorize the Clinton gun ban. The bill is being held on the Senate floor and could come up at any time.

This is the start of a sustained political battle we'll be waging over the next few months. Our opponents will continue to work at every turn to try and accomplish their anti-gun goals, and we need to be prepared. Please visit NRA-ILA's informative website-- www.ClintonGunBan.com --and learn the facts about this debate, which has too long been driven and dominated by falsehoods and emotion. And please forward this website to others who need to know both the history and the truth about this issue. Then, please contact your Senators and urge them to oppose S. 2498 or any other legislation seeking to extend the so-called "assault weapons" ban. You can find contact information for your elected officials by using the "Write Your Representatives" tool at www.NRAILA.org, or you can call your U.S. Senators at (202) 224-3121.
 

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