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CO: Cop accused of beating teen acted in self-defense, city says
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Porter and other officers, who were patrolling the neighborhood, thought Vasquez was drinking beer.

As Porter and the other officers approached the group, Vasquez ran from them, jumping over neighborhood fences.

The officers caught up to Vas quez in an alley where they kicked and beat the teen, according to the lawsuit. Porter then allegedly joined in and hopped up and down on Vasquez.

In his lawsuit, Vasquez said he cried for Porter to stop and begged for his life.

...

"Is reasonable force to stomp up and down on a kid who weighs 130 pounds? And his kidney may not function again. That's the city's response."
 

CA: Store Clerk Tases Man During Altercation Over Gas
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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The man then walked to the liquor aisle and brought back a bottled alcoholic beverage, and Gandotra said he became verbally abusive.

"He started cussing, saying 'I want my gas now, hurry up,'" Gandotra said. He refused service to the customer.

The 42-year-old man then threw the bottle at him, Gandotra said. "There's no other way I could have gotten him out of the store," he said. "I pulled out my stun gun."
 

NH: Group to hold seminar on U.S. Constitution
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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He said the Second Amendment is misapplied today by restrictions on the right-to-bear arms.

"It is clear that in the minds of those ratifying the Constitution, they clearly understood the right-to-bear arms applied to citizens," not solely the military, Itse said.

Itse said the separation of church and state also been misunderstood.
The First Amendment's mandate, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion," takes on a clear meaning when the framers' intent is studied, he said.
 

NC: Number of suspensions could change
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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You hit back, you're out.

"As it stands now, that's the practice," said Gaston County Schools Attorney Julia Shovelin. "If you throw a punch, you're equally guilty."

Any student who hits during a fight, even it they didn't start the altercation, would be suspended if they didn't immediately go for help.

But a state law now requires principals to determine whether students were acting in self-defense if they strike back. The school board voted to approve the policy change June 2.

Ed.: While I wouldn't be comfortable with a school principal being the sole arbiter of self-defense, at least this is a tiny step in the right direction.
 

The violent wake of gun control
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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While no one could have prevented Kato from plowing his truck into a crowd of pedestrians anywhere in the world, there is simply no excuse for the kind of slaughter that followed. A community that protected its citizens' safety and respected the natural inalienable right to self-defense by firearms would have limited the carnage.

Imagine Kato trying to kill as many people as he possibly could in Tel Aviv.

Imagine Kato pulling the same bloody stunt in Texas.

Imagine Kato attempting to crash his truck into a gun shop, a police station or a military armory.

I don't know about you, but I don't want to live in a place where the government has a monopoly on firearms.

It's not safer. It's more dangerous – and less free.
 

Native Americans continue historic battle ... Demand self-determination at Wounded Knee
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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“The elders asked AIM warriors to come in and help them. So on Feb. 27, 1973, a couple hundred Native people—men and women, youth and elders—went to Wounded Knee, site of the 1890 massacre. They had incredible courage, some guns for self-defense and an unshakable belief in the future. ... They had refused to disappear and instead were rising up to defend Native sovereignty.” The following article was the lead on page 1 of WW [Workers World] in the March 16, 1973, issue.
 

Defining The Second Amendment
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Anticipating the Supreme Court's expected late June decision in District of Columbia v. Heller, which will decide the constitutionality of a D.C. law restricting gun-ownership rights, many analysts have turned to the Founders' writings in an effort to understand the Second Amendment. What analysts need to do - recognizing that language and word usage change over time - is turn to America's first dictionary.

The Second Amendment states simply, "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
 

Fighting 'market terrorists'
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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This presidential election provides us with a new opportunity to focus our national effort effectively, to make it clear to the world that we stand for the rule of law, government by consent, and the protection of human rights, and aim to defend ourselves from those who would deny them. The law should protect us from the excesses of government, but first and foremost it ought to protect us from foreign enemies.

As Bobbitt writes, "For all the good work they do, the chief protector of American constitutional rights is not the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights or the American Civil Liberties Union or even the Supreme Court; it is the 101st Airborne Division."

Ed.: I love that line, but I'd have said its the Big Red One.
 

Canada: Toronto Mayor's Power Grab
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The United States in not the only nation in North America with evil, despicable, freedom hating rulers.

But offending them is a rude and vulgar practice. Is that not so, David?

 

Dissertations on First Principles of Government, By Thomas Paine
Submitted by: GunShowOnTheNet.com
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"There is no subject more interesting to every man than the subject of government. His security, be he rich or poor, and in a great measure his prosperity, are connected therewith; it is therefore his interest as well as his duty to make himself acquainted with its principles, and what the practise ought to be..."

"...Notwithstanding the mystery with which the science of government has been enveloped, for the purpose of enslaving, plundering and imposing upon mankind..."

"...The rights of men in society are neither devisable, nor transferable, nor annihilable, but are descendible only; and it is not in the power of any generation to intercept finally and cut off the descent..."
 

NY: Tedisco on gun crime
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We still have a question for Assembly Minority Leader James Tedisco of Schenectady. Background: Less than 72 hours after 10-year-old Kathina Thomas was killed by a stray .45-caliber bullet in Albany's West Hill, Mr. Tedisco was on the steps of Schenectady City Hall pushing for legislation to increase the penalties for violence against children. Issue: What Kathina's death really drives home is the need to make guns much less commonplace in her neighborhood and others like it.
 

OH: Grandpa Comes to the Rescue, Grabs Shotgun from Intruder
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A community garage sale brings all sorts of guests, but at the Sutton family home, in Carrollton, one visitor was not so welcome. Amy Sutton, 25, was in the kitchen, about to go back out into the garage to see if any customers had arrived. Just then she noticed the door knob turning. As the door to the garage swung open, Sutton came face to face with an intruder.
 

MA: Gun laws punish only the lawful
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I'm pleased to see sensible, objective articles published in the Globe regarding firearms in the Commonwealth and the arbitrary and misguided laws relative to them. Typical New York Times/Boston Globe articles are decidedly one sided, reporting only one aspect of the issue and disregarding logic and research that argue the opposite point of view. As an educated (retired social worker, two graduate degrees), law-abiding gun owner, I am no threat to anyone's safety, yet the state continues to create firearm legislation that impacts only the lawful. Criminals don't care how many laws are passed, because they know only the law-abiding comply.
 

CO: Packing in public: Gun owners tired of hiding their weapons embrace 'open carry'
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PROVO, UTAH -- For years, Kevin Jensen carried a pistol everywhere he went, tucked in a shoulder holster beneath his clothes.

In hot weather the holster was almost unbearable. Pressed against Jensen's skin, the firearm was heavy and uncomfortable. Hiding the weapon made him feel like a criminal.

Then one evening he stumbled across a site that urged gun owners to do something revolutionary: Carry your gun openly for the world to see as you go about your business.
 

James Watson Webb to Abraham Lincoln
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"...It is the right of all our people to be at Washington on the 4" March; & it is usual on such occasions; and bearing in mind that "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," I would have you place this letter in the hands of a confidential friend, and I would have him tell our friends in evry place where you stop, that it is desirable to have as many of our reliable friends at Washington a week in advance of the fourth of March as can be collected there -- not for assaults upon or to irritate the South, but for defense if necessary, and with the means of defense on their persons. There can be nothing wrong in being prepared to protect the property & to defend the Institutions of the Country...."
 

NJ: Three face charges in '06 shooting at Wild West City
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The owner of Wild West City theme park in Byram and two employees have been indicted in connection with the real shooting during a staged gunfight two years ago that left a cowboy actor partially paralyzed and mostly unable to walk or speak, authorities announced yesterday.

The indictment alleges the trio and firms are criminally responsible for the shooting of Harris during a performance of the "Sundance Skit"

The shooter, then a 17-year-old Sussex County high school student who also was a cowboy actor, accidentally loaded a .22-caliber revolver owned by the theme park with real bullets instead of blanks while running late for the shootout skit.
 

S&W Model 10 Military & Police Revolver: A gun’s autobiography
Submitted by: Rick Schwartz
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My first owner bought me in a little gun shop in West Virginia just outside our nation’s Capitol. Sheriff George, that’s what every one called him, had just won election as the county sheriff. He wanted something that he thought was going to give him the protection he needed with what he could afford in his meager budget. No new-fangled semi-automatic for him. Sheriff wanted something he could trust with his life. He always said, “They call it the Military & Police for a reason.”

I rode on Sheriff George’s hip for 17 years. Until Junior came home from college and told the Sheriff and Mrs. that he and his whole class at the University was joining the Army to fight the Nazis.

 

KS: Bar owners surprised by change in concealed carry law
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For the past year, some Lawrence bar owners unknowingly have been inviting concealed carry permit holders to bring loaded guns into their taverns. Kansas legislators made changes to the state’s concealed carry law during the 2007 session that significantly loosened restrictions on concealed carry holders bringing their weapons into drinking establishments. That was news to local bar owners and hospitality industry leaders.
 

NRA Smears Obama's Stance on Gun Ownership
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Barack Obama is trying to walk a fine line between protecting the right to bear arms guaranteed under the Second Amendment and clamping down on more than 30,000 deaths from firearms that happen every year in the United States. However, the National Rifle Association is against any limitations on gun rights, including banning or controlling any kinds of ammunition, even armor piercing bullets that hunters "desperately" need to kill deer. So in their "fair and balanced" imitation of Faux News, the NRA today created a webpage to cry wolf about Obama. Don't fall for the nonsense.

Ed.: Seems tabout he only thing *not* on Obama's list of "reasonable" gun control is outright confiscation of all firearms...
 

South Africa: Unarmed Victims Beaten, Burned to Death
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An outbreak of xenophobic violence has resulted in the murders of 56 people and forced thousands more to take shelter in camps, community halls and churches across South Africa – the victims are foreigners who are strictly forbidden from owning guns.
Foreigners in Gauteng Province are suffering from gunshot and stab wounds, while many others have been raped, fatally beaten and burned alive.
Thomas Eastes, national chairman of Gun Owners of South Africa, said foreigners are unable to defend themselves from such atrocities because they are not allowed to be armed in South Africa. He believes the rise in crime and chaos is chiefly a result of the Firearms Control Act passed by the South African Parliament.

Submitter's note: This certainly proves that disarmanent saves lives.
 

WA: Seattle reportedly to limit concealed weapons
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Saturday, June 7, 2008

By Associated Press

SEATTLE - Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels reportedly plans to announce restrictions on concealed weapons on city property, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports.

The restrictions will come after a shooting at Seattle's Northwest Folklife Festival left three people wounded at the Seattle Center last month.

A news conference has been scheduled for Monday at the Seattle Police Department with Nickels, Police Chief Gil Kerlikowske and state legislators.

In a news release, the initiative was described as aimed at "making the city safer from guns."

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/366155_guns07.html
 

Sippenhaft
Submitted by: Chris Horton
Website: http://chris-horton.blogspot.com/

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Mike Vanderboegh lets us read a few pages from his soon to be released novella, ABSOLVED.
 

NY: No Situational Awareness + No Gun =...
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...“Her kind moment of hesitation would cost her,” Ms. Prunty said.

Mr. Williams forced his way into the apartment, Ms. Prunty said, put the woman in a chokehold, and slapped her cellphone from her hand. Mr. Williams slammed the door behind him, and “her Friday the 13th nightmare began,” Ms. Prunty said....

Submitter's note: Warning: Graphic description of victim's ordeal. Not for the faint of heart.

Ed.: Unless you need to be made aware of what may happen when you are unprepared to defend yourself, there is no need to subject yourself to this horror story.
 

Japan: Man Plows Into Crowd, Goes On Stabbing Rampage; 7 Reported Dead
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TOKYO — A Japanese man rammed a truck into a crowd of shoppers, jumped out and went on a stabbing spree in Tokyo's top electronics district Sunday, killing at least six people and wounding 12 others. A news report said a seventh victim had died.

"He was screaming as he was stabbing people at random," an unidentified witness told NHK.

Once rare, stabbing attacks have become more frequent in Japan in recent years as violent crime has increased.

 

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