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A Red's Letter Day
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://waronguns.blogspot.com/

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"As I mentioned in a post comment yesterday, it's time to add our voices to those of Ryan Horsley in defending Red's Trading Post against persecution by BATFU." ...

"I half expect Director Van Loan and his staff to write Ryan up for parting his hair on the wrong side, or for wearing the wrong color shirt on Tuesday. I don’t mean to sound facetious, your Honor, but I have worked for many years ensuring compliance with stringent government regulations across a wide variety of industries—from defense contracting, to pharmaceutical and medical device production, to medical practice management—and have never seen anything this intentionally petty and calculating, with but one goal in mind: destruction of the 'insolent' who refuse to grovel, rather than public safety."
 

ATF files new court action against Red's Trading Post
Submitted by: Red's Trading Post
Website: http://www.redstradingpost.com

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"Federal agents for the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are once again asking an Idaho federal judge to deny an embattled local gun shop permission to sell guns. The agency's latest request comes after agents found three new violations on May 23." ...

"According to the May 23 audit, Red's has not been filing its gun sales in an appropriate order [chronological vs. alphabetical]. Agents also claim Red's did not seek proof that a resident alien buying a gun lived 90 days continuously in Idaho before the sale. ATF also claims Red's left out a mailing address from a box on the gun sales form in 34 applications."
 

Sandy Froman: History of Gun Control
Submitted by: Clell Adams

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"Philosopher George Santayana said that those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. It's true. One of the reasons to study history is to avoid repeating past mistakes. When it comes to freedom, we cannot afford to forget the lessons of the past. So you and I need to know the history of gun control, because history teaches us there is a terrible price to pay when we lose our right to keep and bear arms."

"Over 200 years ago, when the Founding Fathers drafted the Second Amendment, no one questioned the need for private gun ownership. The Framers considered private firearms to be essential to protecting personal liberty, both as a means of opposing foreign threats and also as a check against excessive government power. ..." ...
 

Guns, game and more: Concealed carry across state lines - Part II
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "First, it is the responsibility of every gun owner to know and understand the laws of the jurisdiction he or she is in. ... Before anyone holding a South Dakota concealed carry permit crosses a state line, it is up to him or her to know the current laws pertaining to concealed carry in the state they enter. There's an excellent online resource you can use as a starting point at www.packing.org, but I highly suggest that you do what I do when traveling. I phone the headquarters of the highway patrol in each state I'll be passing through ... and I ask a trooper to explain the laws to me. They are usually very cordial and impressed by someone taking the responsibility to be informed." ...
 

Liberals Need Not Fear the Right to Bear Arms
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"I'm a liberal. My voting record is largely Green Party and Democrat. I'm a strong environmentalist - I respect and treat all life equally. I think equal opportunity is a good concept ..."

"I'm also a gun collector and strong proponent of the Second Amendment."

"People have been misled to think that guns are a Republican thing. That's unfortunate. Gun ownership is the most liberal thing I can imagine. It's about keeping power in the hands of the people instead of being exclusively the tools of government and the rich. It's about equality, letting an old woman defend herself as well as a bodybuilder. It's about being able to protect not only the people that are important to us but the rest of our freedoms as well." [emphasis added] ...
 

Second Amendment Walked On Again
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Hey, there was great news out of Washington, D.C. yesterday."

"The federal government announced that it had posted the entire National Firearms Act Handbook on the Internet. ..." ...

"On a government website yesterday, we learned ... 'The Handbook is an essential document for understanding and complying with the National Firearms Act.'"

"Well, aren't we some lucky people. The overseer has decided to post the rules of the plantation right there on the front door of the big house."

"Don't get me wrong, I’m a good citizen. I obey the law, and I specifically obey the National Firearms Act."

"But I also denounce it, and I look forward to a day when its artificial and un-American constraint on my Second Amendment rights is gone." ...
 

USSA: Microsoft Funds the Anti-Hunting Movement (BFA)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Microsoft has rejected a U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance request to abandon its partnership with the nation’s leading anti-hunting organization."

"Microsoft, the software giant, will make a $100,000 donation to the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and is partnering with the group on a pilot program called the i'm Initiative. Through the new program, whenever a Windows Live Messenger user has a conversation using i'm, Microsoft will give a portion of the program’s advertising revenue to one of ten organizations selected by the user. The HSUS is one of the choices, and there is no limit to the amount of money that can be donated." ...
 

One Serious SIG
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Like so many superlatives, 'innovative' has lost its punch thanks to overuse by unimaginative and overly enthusiastic marketing campaigns. Like many people, I've become immune to such marketing hype. In fact, I am more inclined to dismiss over-hyped products out of hand on general principle than give them a fair shake. So when SIGARMS' Paul Erhardt called to tell me about a new SIG offering that he called 'the most innovative pistol ever,' I listened but I was pretty skeptical. ..."

"... but its engineers have been working on a better solution for quite some time. The new P250 is the fruit of those efforts, and I think it may represent the most innovative solution to date." ...
 

Mikulski to Remove Controversial Gun Tracing Restriction From CJS Spending Bill
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"In order to more effectively fight violent crime, Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) today said she will remove language, known as the 'Tiahrt amendment' from this year's CJS spending bill. The amendment, originally authored by Congressman Todd Tiahrt (R-Kansas) in 2003, limits law enforcement from sharing gun tracing information and prevents it from being used in issuing warrants and prosecuting gun-related crimes." ...
 

Brady President Paul Helmke Praises Senator Mikulski for Announcement on Gun Data
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"Paul Helmke, President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, issued a statement concerning U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski's announcement that she intends to remove a provision that hurts law enforcement efforts to fight gun crime from the Department of Justice Funding bill." ...
 

Bullet Cartridges May Help Identify Criminals
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The U.S. Justice Department says homicides in the United States are most often committed with guns, especially handguns. ... But a new technology may help prevent gun violence. It allows investigators to trace the source of the weapon, and perhaps find the shooter, even before they recover the weapon." ...

"Representative Xavier Becerra of California arranged the demonstration. He and Senator Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts are working to introduce a federal microstamping bill in the U.S. Congress that would require new semiautomatic handguns to be equipped with microstamping technology. A similar bill has been introduced in the California General Assembly." ...
 

New York mayor wins early round in gun dispute
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Thursday won an early round in his high-profile campaign for greater access to federal gun-tracing data."

"Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., said she would remove language from a massive spending bill that restricts how much information the government can share about the dealers and purchasers of guns used in crimes."

"The language, known as the Tiahrt amendment, has been part of appropriations bills every year since 2003, when Rep. Todd Tiahrt, R-Kan., first offered it."

"While the bill remains in the early stages of review in a Senate Appropriations subcommittee, Mikulski's action as chairwoman of the panel makes it more difficult for the Tiahrt amendment to survive this year." ...
 

Statement by Mayor Bloomberg on Decision by Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) Appropriations Subcommittee Chair Senator Barbara a. Mikulski (D-MD) to Remove Tiahrt Amendment from Key Congressional Appropriations Bill
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"I want to commend Senator Mikulski for her decision to remove the Tiahrt Amendment from the appropriations bill in the key Senate subcommittee that she chairs. This language, slipped into an appropriations bill year after year, protects criminals and hurts cops by limiting law enforcement's access to crucial gun trace data. ..." ...
 

LA: Alleged attacker shot by ex-girlfriend in DeRidder
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Members of the DeRidder Police Department responded to a call ... where Paul Lee Williams had been shot in the leg."

"According to the police Williams had been stalking his ex-girlfriend and earlier in the day threatened her outside of a local store."

"The ex-girlfriend ... immediately went to the Police Department and filed a report. ..."...

"... Williams then emerged from beneath her home and ran toward her." ...

"She allegedly fired at Williams and missed. She went back into her home and picked up the phone to call the police when Williams forced open the back door and entered her house."

"She shot at him two other times, hitting him once in the leg as she dialed the number for the police department." ...
 

NM: Police: Man shoots neighbor's intruder
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"A man coming to the aid of his West Side neighbor shot an intruder, even as the intruder beat him with a crowbar, Albuquerque police say."

"Police said Gregory Lawrence Powers, 36, broke into the West Side yard around 10 p.m. May 26."

"After a neighbor arrived with a gun, Powers attacked him with a crowbar, according to a Metro Court criminal complaint. Powers continued beating the Good Samaritan even after being shot three times, the complaint said."

"Powers was taken to University of New Mexico Hospital and treated for gunshot wounds to the chest and groin. He was released into police custody Monday, a hospital spokeswoman said." ...
 

ID: Student detained after bringing gun to SHS
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Sandpoint Police have put the brakes on a wave of vehicle burglaries and arrested a Bonner County teen who allegedly took a stolen handgun to Sandpoint High School on Friday."

"James Gerhart Weinand, 15, is charged with conspiracy to commit burglary and bringing a firearm onto school grounds, according to unsealed Juvenile Court documents. Also charged with conspiracy to commit burglary were Jacob Abraham Austin and Richard L. Schneide, both 14, police reports said."

"Each of the teens admitted being involved in at least a dozen vehicle burglaries, the reports said. One of the teens claimed to police that as many as 30 vehicles were burglarized during the spree." ...
 

Local voters question Giuliani on abortion, guns
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani was well-received Wednesday at a town hall meeting ..." ...

"Jim Rini, 65, a New Castle radiologist, asked about the right to bear arms."

"As mayor, Giuliani advocated for a law banning military-style assault weapons and supported national standards for state gun licensing laws. He has since softened his stance, saying restrictions on ownership should be applied at the state level and should be 'reasonable.'"

"Giuliani said he supports the Second Amendment in the same way he supports the First Amendment: While U.S. citizens have a right to both, restrictions can be lawfully applied." ...
 

Tracking The Hook And Bullet Vote
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A new nat'l poll of sportsmen finds that most hunters and anglers are conservative GOPers, but that the constituency swung from heavily GOP in '04 to about even between the two parties in '06. ..."

"It found that sportsmen voted for Pres. Bush over John Kerry by over a 2-to-1 margin in '04. Hunters favored Bush, 65-15%, and anglers supported him, 54-27%. In '06, however, the poll found that two parties tied the sportsmen vote -- GOPers claimed 36% and Dems took 35%."

"The biggest shift was in WY, where sportsmen supported Bush by a 70-17% margin in '04, but in '06 gave the GOP candidate 43% and the Dem one 35% -- a whopping 45-point shift. ..." ...
 

FL: Supreme Court: Deadly Force Law Not Retroactive
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The Florida Supreme Court said a 2005 law allowing people to use deadly force to protect themselves and others against violence is not retroactive."

"The court ruled Thursday in the case of a taxi driver who had been charged with murdering a drunken passenger. The justices said a trial judge had erred by offering to instruct jurors that they could consider the law in deciding whether to convict West Palm Beach cabbie Robert Lee Smiley Junior of first-degree murder."

"The 2005 law created a new right of 'self-defense without the duty to retreat.' People could stand their ground virtually anywhere to prevent death or serious injury or the commission of a violent felony." ...
 

IL: The Illinois pro-gun County Count advances (Armed and Safe)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"I announced yesterday that Johnson County, Illinois had joined Brown, Pike, Schuyler, and Hancock Counties in adopting resolutions condemning all the civilian disarmament legislation being pushed on the state by Chicago Mayor Daley and his pet legislators."

"Today, I learned that Randolph County has joined the five trailblazers in standing for freedom, and against so-called 'gun control.' I have also learned that Henry, Pope, Massac, Union, and White Counties (White has the measure on the County Board agenda for Monday, June 11th) are working on adopting something similar. We're also working on it here in Madison County (where I live), but it's hard to say whether or not we can pull it off here." ...
 

CA: Legislator sets sights on useless, expensive law
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The liberals in Sacramento have come up with yet another backwards method of fighting crime in our state. Democrat Assemblyman Mike Feuer's Assembly Bill 1471, or the 'Crime Gun Identification Act of 2007,' trusts criminals to follow the law. All new models of semiautomatic pistols would have to be configured with a mechanism to mark each bullet with the gun's registration data." ...

"Feuer's bill would also make it harder for law-abiding citizens to avoid becoming criminals themselves. AB 1471 provides no explanation as to how someone could replace a worn out firing pin. Additionally, it fails to clarify how a buyer or seller is supposed to know whether a pistol contains the requisite features. ..." ...
 

CO: Denver mayor joins effort to open gun dealer data
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper and 224 other U.S. mayors ran a hard-hitting newspaper ad this week demanding that Congress halt a 2003 amendment that they say blocks police officers' ability to keep guns out of the hands of criminals."

"'America can't afford a Congress that is soft on crime,' declared the full-page USA TODAY ad with a photo of police officers carrying a fallen comrade's coffin and an open letter to Democratic and Republican congressional leaders."

"'This new Congress has a chance to stand up – and stand with us – in the fight for public safety ... Will you?' asks the letter bearing the name of Hickenlooper and other mayors." ...
 

NY: Court Decision Restricts Gun Sentences
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"A federal appellate court just made it more difficult for federal judges in New York to impose stricter sentences for gun-related crimes."

"Recently at least one federal judge here has been citing the danger that guns pose to cities as a reason to impose lengthier prison terms on federal defendants."

"That practice will stop, following a 3-0 ruling by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday that instructs judges to not consider the level of local gun violence in handing down sentences. The court explained its decision as an effort to impose greater uniformity in federal sentencing across the country. Otherwise, the court said, it would 'open the door' to unequal penalties for similar crimes in rural and urban areas." ...
 

NH: Ex-chief McGonigle gets 90 days
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Former Allenstown police chief Jim McGonigle, who admitted stealing more than $8,000 from several police organizations over six years, will begin a 90-day jail term tomorrow."

"McGonigle received a 12-month sentence Tuesday, with 90 days to be served in the Merrimack County House of Corrections. But he'll likely continue to work ..."

"McGonigle, a former Concord city councilor and police officer, took over as Allenstown's police chief in 1996 and served for 10 years. In February 2006 the Allenstown Police Department noticed cash deposits missing. Police Chief Shaun Mulholland, then a captain, conducted an investigation without McGonigle's knowledge and contacted the attorney general's office." ...
 

MD: City officer charged in rape
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A 26-year-old Salisbury police officer was indicted Monday on felony rape and burglary charges after allegedly sexually assaulting a woman he had arrested hours before at her house ..."

"Tracy Ross Sparpaglione of Laurel, has been charged with second-degree rape, third- and fourth-degree sex offenses, first- and third-degree burglary, and misconduct in office after he allegedly sexually assaulted a 19-year-old victim ... State's Attorney Davis Ruark said Monday."

"'The Salisbury police officer, while on duty, is alleged to have engaged in very serious criminal activity,' Ruark said. ..." ...

"Salisbury Police Chief Allan Webster said Sparpaglione is 'no longer an employee' of the department. ..." ...
 

NC: Wilson Officer Charged With DWI
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"A Wilson police officer was arrested early Wednesday and charged with drunken driving, police said."

"A North Carolina State Highway Patrol trooper stopped Officer David Seagroves at about 12:30 a.m. Seagroves was clocked at 58 mph in a 35 mph zone, police said." ...

"The trooper charged Seagroves with speeding and took him into custody for suspicion of drunken driving, police said. Seagroves provided two breath samples at the Wilson County Detention Center about an hour after the arrest and registered an alcohol content of 0.09. The legal threshold for driving while impaired in , slightly above the legal limit for intoxication in North Carolina is 0.08." ...

Submitters note: Unusual. They usually get a bye. I'm sure he expected the trooper would let him go.
 

VA: Veteran Hampton police officer charged with sodomy
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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A veteran Hampton police officer is in jail today, being held without bond on charges involving sexual abuse of a child.

York-Poquoson Sheriff's deputy Mike Russell says 37-year old Barry Archie is charged with two counts of forcible sodomy and one count of carnal knowledge of a minor. Police say the alleged incidents took place between July 2005 to June 2007 in York County, where Archie lives.

Archie turned himself in to police Tuesday after the victim reported him to police on Monday. Officials would not release details about the victim.

Hampton police spokeswoman Allison Good said Archie is a corporal with the department and has been there for 14 years. He is on administrative leave pending internal investigation.
 

NY: Former deputy pleads guilty to insurance fraud
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A former Sullivan County sheriff’s deputy pleaded guilty this morning to insurance fraud for allowing a man to crash her Jeep so the insurance company would pay."

"Amanda Cox, 25, pleaded guilty in Sullivan Couny Court to third-degree insurance fraud, a felony. ..." ...

"Both Brooks and Cox are expected to get probation sentences. Brooks has repaid the $10,541 he collected; Cox will repay about $13,000 before she is sentenced on Aug. 15."

"Two other men – Edward Kowalik, a former officer with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection – and William Kloss III, who officials say is the man who crashed or burned all of the cars associated with the scheme – face felony charges of arson and insurance fraud."
 

Canada: Dead officers had a 'relationship,' police say
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"London police have identified two dead people in this morning's murder-suicide as retired police Supt. Dave Lucio and newly promoted Insp. Kelly Johnson."

"Both had gunshot wounds. A service pistol issued to Johnson was found in the van, which had rammed an apartment building where Johnson lived."

"Police said the two had a 'relationship' but did not disclose what it was and would not elaborate further." ...

"Lucio was the driver and Johnson, who was not on duty at the time, was the passenger."

"Police Chief Murray Faulkner said it's not yet determined who shot whom." ...
 

OH: Shooting range a concern for citizens
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"National Trail Parks and Recreation and Alan Hess want to put in a shooting range on Quick Road, but residents of Tall Hickory Estates and Quick Road do not want one."

"The process is in the works to bring a shooting range to the area, an idea spearheaded by a group led by Hess, who wants the parks department to lease the land for a pistol range."

"'I guess the question rather than why do it, is why not?' Hess said. 'We have selected the land after it was available by the parks department, and my group approached the parks district for a suitable area to make the range.'"

"'There wasn't a suitable place, and this came up,' he added. 'We then proposed it to the parks district.'" ...
 

WY: Refuge plan: Increase hunting, cut feeding
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A plan for the National Elk Refuge would reduce the number of elk and bison through hunting while decreasing supplemental feeding during the winter."

"The plan, which federal officials finalized Wednesday, would reduce the number of bison on the refuge from about 1,100 to about 500 and the number of elk on feed from a maximum of 7,500 to a maximum of about 5,000. The refuge covers 25,000 acres just north of Jackson where elk browse for natural forage until conditions call for supplemental feeding."

"Historically, crowded conditions on the refuge have not only destroyed habitat but also encouraged diseases such as brucellosis, septicemic pasteurellosis virus and foot rot." ...
 

IL: Local couple wages battle for gun rights in Illinois
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Mike and Valinda Rowe of rural Enfield are "pretty much" retired after a career in professional photography and are now fighting for gun owners' rights in Illinois."

"The couple spent '20 wonderful years' operating Personality Plus Portrait Studios in Carmi and planned on spending their retirement hunting, shooting (they are NRA-certified firearm instructors and range safety officers) and enjoying themselves. However, they found a different calling and now spend their time watching round-the-clock computer feeds of both branches of the Illinois Legislature and organizing gun owner lobbying days in Springfield." ...
 

CA: Taking Aim at Handguns
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"We certainly had a lively segment on Wednesday when emergency room physican Dr. Steve Sainsbury dropped by to elaborate on his recent Op-Ed in the Tribune about handguns."

"Dr. Steve isn't against hunting, nor does he have a beef against sport shooting. But he has treated more than a thousand gunshots wounds in his career and he believes it's time to get serious about handguns in this country. ... Dr. Steve is especially concerned by the use of guns in suicide cases."

"In responses to numerous calls, Dr. Steve dismissed the Second Amendment as not being absolute and certainly not applying to the weaponry of today. He believes that there are too many handguns and too many people have easy access to them. He calls it an epidemic." ...
 

MO: Hog wild over wild hogs
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The dogs knew what was coming. They strained at the gates of their dog boxes in the back of the truck, yearning to be set free. Four Catahoulas knew it was showtime in the Ozarks woods near Licking on this late spring morning."

"Rich Wade, local guide and lifelong outdoorsman, buckled a tracking collar on each dog before it took off and then relit his big cigar. This wily hunter has been on hundreds of feral hog hunts during the last seven years and has been involved in the taking of at least 200 of the animals." ...

"The Missouri Department of Conservation has asked hunters to shoot feral hogs on sight to decrease their spread, now estimated to number up to 10,000 in the state. A 2003 ... story put the number at 5,000." ...
 

New Zealand: Stronger Charge Should Have Been Laid - Civil Liberties
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The Council for Civil Liberties says the police should have laid a stronger charge against a gun shop employee who shot an intruder with a machete last year."

"Greg Carvell ... was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm ..."

"The charge was dropped yesterday by Justices of the Peace at a depositions hearing in the Auckland District Court."

"Council for Civil Liberties president, Tony Ellis, says a more serious charge should have been laid."

"He says the courts should have been allowed to test such a charge and whether the defence of self-defence applied."

"Mr Ellis says he has concerns about people using firearms on each other, outside of the law." ...
 

New Zealand: Crown considering further action against gun shop worker
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The Crown says it is considering further action in the case against an Auckland gun shop worker who shot a machete-armed intruder."

"Crown Prosecutor Simon Moore says he should know by next week whether they will take the case further."

"Two Justices of the Peace yesterday ruled there was insufficient evidence to commit Greg Carvell to trial on one count of unlawful possession of a pistol."

"Mr Carvell shot the intruder last July after he entered a Penrose gun shop demanding firearms."

"Auckland District Law Society President Gary Gottlieb says Justices of the Peace presiding over depositions hearings rarely throw out cases, and instead leave it to a jury to decide." ...
 

New Zealand: Not OK for shopkeepers to keep loaded guns - police
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A court decision to clear a man who shot an armed intruder in his gun shop is worrying some lawyers and police as shopkeepers are warned not to keep loaded guns for protection." ...

"Mr Carvell was not charged with shooting Beckham ... but he was charged with the unlawful possession of a firearm under a law which does not allow people to keep loaded guns for protection."

"Yesterday police said the dismissal of the charge did not say to other shopkeepers it was okay for them to arm themselves against possible intruders."

"'The dismissal of the charges should not be seen to carry the message that people ... should have weapons at the ready for self-defence,' police spokeswoman, Noreen Hegarty said ..." ...
 

New Zealand: Charge dropped over shooting in gun shop
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A firearms charge against an Auckland gun shop worker, who shot a burglar in what he claimed was self-defence, has been dropped."

"Greg Carvell, 34, shot the machete-wielding man in his father's store ... in July last year after he walked in and demanded several guns."

"Mr Carvell was charged unlawful possession of a firearm 3½ months after the incident."

"However, Justices of the Peace presiding over a depositions hearing in Auckland District Court concluded on Thursday that there was not enough evidence to see it go to trial."

"Mr Carvell says he stands by his actions and is relieved that the charge has been dropped."

"His father, Ray Carvell, says his son has always understood the gravity of his actions." ...
 

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