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Practice, Practice -- Shoot better - guaranteed - for $29.99
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"The late Gene Hill used to say the best shotgun teacher of all was a case of shells. Good news for those of us in need of a Shotgunning 101 tutorial: Target ammo costs less today than ever before. Last winter, for example, my local Wal-Mart closed out 10-box cases of promotional loads for $29.99 each."

"My progressive three-lesson plan will firm up the foundations of your shooting. Besides a case of shells, you'll need clay birds and a spring-powered trap that chucks clays at consistent angles. You and a friend will take turns shooting and pulling, with the puller coaching the shooter." ...
 

PA: Finding the best varmint rifle and ammunition
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "Varmint hunting is a precision-type shooting sport. Admittedly, the 292-yard shot I just described is not a super long shot for a varmint hunter, but 876 feet is not exactly a short shot, either. To come right down to brass tacks, it’s really not so much the distance, but the precise placement of the bullet. Just making a kill at a super long range is not indicative of precision shooting; bullet placement is. My shot struck within an inch or so of where I was aiming, but there’s more to it than that."

"If you noted, I pointed out that my 220 Swift was zeroed in for 300 yards. Several sessions at the benchrest along with the use of a factory trajectory chart assured me the Swift would be on target if weather conditions were right." ...
 

OH: Ban Could Cost City Convention
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The recently-enacted assault weapons ban in the city of Columbus might wind up costing the capital city the 2007 National Rifle Association convention."

"City leaders were holding their breath Friday night, wondering if one of the biggest conventions planned to hit Columbus will cancel."

"The NRA announced in May that it chose Columbus over two other cities for its 2007 convention. But now the organization is planning another announcement scheduled for Monday that could change its plans."

"On Friday, the NRA would neither confirm nor deny that it plans to leave Columbus. There is speculation that the city's recent vote to ban assault weapons has the group worried about the impact on exhibitors." ...
 

TX: Police: Armed burglar killed by homeowner
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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A northwest Loop-area homeowner shot and killed an intruder early today, Houston police said.

The dead suspect, who has not yet been identified, was shot by Peter Heckler, 51, when he threatened Heckler with a weapon while trying to break into Heckler's home about 3:45 a.m., police said.

Heckler was not injured.

Police are still investigating the case, which they said will be referred to a Harris County grand jury.

The suspect's identity is pending an autopsy by the Harris County Medical Examiner's office.
 

FL: Fate of rare rifle leaves some up in arms
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"He bought it for two packs of Chesterfield cigarettes. He sold it for a $75 Target gift card."

"But World War II Navy veteran and Delray Beach resident Bruno Filippelli never knew the Japanese rifle that collected dust in his closet for 60 years was a bona fide wartime treasure."

"He turned it over to West Palm Beach police Saturday during the city's gun buy-back program, and the rare and valuable firearm — better suited in a polished museum or with a wealthy weapons collector — now lies alongside 450 other submitted shotguns, handguns and assault rifles in the department's evidence storage room." ...

"And police say they're not giving it back. In fact, the gun could soon be melted down and destroyed with the others." ...
 

UT: Schanze Claims He Pulled Gun In Self Defense
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The flamboyant owner of a local computer business says he did not break the law when he pulled a gun last month, in the presence of several angry residents."

"Witnesses say it happened after Dell Schanze sped through a Draper neighborhood in his black sports car. Moments later, Schanze was reportedly approached by three men acting in a threatening manner. One witness told ABC 4 News that the angry neighbors had threatened Schanze with a rock."

"At that point, Schanze ... pulled a handgun from his holster. However, he claims he was acting in self-defense --and that he never meant for people to see his gun." ...

"... Schanze, meanwhile, faces a pre-trial hearing in October. He has pleaded not guilty to criminal gun charges."
 

FL: Rare rifle back in WWII veteran's hands (follow-up)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Sixty years after he helped the United States defeat Japan in World War II, Navy veteran Bruno Filippelli won a small battle of his own Friday."

"The 79-year-old Delray Beach man retrieved the rare Japanese rifle he had turned in to West Palm Beach police Saturday for a $75 Target gift card, as part of the department's gun buyback program."

"Filippelli hadn't realized his rifle could be worth as much as $5,000, according to one rare-gun collector."

"The Arisaka Type 99 pressure test rifle was to be melted down and destroyed, along with about 450 other firearms collected by the police last weekend." ...
 

UT: Concealed weapons licensing process draws diverse group
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A diverse group of eight Southern Utah residents gathered Thursday night at the Guns and Diamonds Pawn Shop, each person prepared to obtain a permit to carry a concealed weapon."

"But attendees at the class - men and women of various ages and a wide range of social, economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds - weren't interested in speaking publicly about their reasons for being there. The intent, one man said, is to protect a citizen's right to privacy and right to carry a weapon."

"And Utah law protects those rights to privacy. Only law enforcement officials are allowed access to records of those with permits to carry concealed weapons." ...
 

RI: Gun law doesn't help victims, hurts second amendment
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"Rhode Island's newest gun control measure creates a dangerous precedent."

"Surely, those who created and supported the law had, and have only the best of intentions."

"Any attempt to curb and prevent domestic violence is to be commended. It's a problem that needs to be addressed. The state's newest gun control legislation, which requires gun owners with permanent restraining orders against them to relinquish their guns, brings the issue of domestic violence closer to the forefront."

"To truly end domestic violence, we need to change hearts and minds, not gun laws. Regardless of how cliché it is, the old saying 'guns don't kill people, people kill people' rings true." ...
 

RI: Area residents question effectiveness of new gun law
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"Rhode Islanders with a permanent restraining order against them will have to surrender their guns."

"As of last Wednesday--when Governor Carcieri singed the domestic violence legislation into law--guns belonging to people with permanent restraining orders against them must be surrendered within 48 hours of being served with the order. They also have the option of selling their firearms to a licensed firearm dealer, or give them to a another person who is not related by blood or marriage."

"Elaine Coderre, who sponsored the bill in the House of Representatives, feels the bill is a step in the right direction toward curbing domestic violence." ...
 

NC: N.C. Senate OKs Grace Period For Soldiers With Expired Permits
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Military members deployed overseas will get a 90-day grace period to renew their expired concealed handgun permits in a bill given final legislative approval Thursday.

The House voted 108-1 to pass the bill, which would prevent returning service members from being cited for carrying a concealed weapon with an expired permit.

License holders in the military who are overseas when their five-year permit expires now would have 90 days after returning home to get it renewed.

The Senate approved the bill in March. It now goes to Gov. Mike Easley for his signature.
 

MO: Jury Clears Police in wounding of Boy with BB Gun
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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and one of its officers of liability in the 2001 shooting and wounding of a boy carrying a BB gun.

A Jackson County jury decided Officer Joshua Closson didn't use unnecessary force when he fired a shot that grazed the chin of Joseph Hamilton, then 15.

Closson said he and his partner saw the boy and his twin brother with what looked like a semi-automatic pistol. When Closson told the boys to stop, they ran instead.

The officer said he fired his pistol after Joseph turned around with the BB gun in his hand.

Joseph's parents claimed in their lawsuit that Joseph had dropped the gun and was trying to give up. They asked jurors for $10,000 in actual damages and unspecified punitive damages.
 

IL: Chicago police veteran charged in murder plot
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A judge denied bond Friday for a 14-year Chicago Police Department veteran charged with arranging a murder last year in a scheme to collect a $500,000 life insurance policy, authorities said."

"Police Officer Edward Leak Jr., 42, was charged Thursday with first-degree murder and solicitation to commit murder for hire in the shooting death last year of Fred Hamilton, a driver for Leak's family's funeral home business on the city's South Side, said Cook County state's attorney spokesman Tom Stanton."

"Prosecutors say Leak hired two men to ambush Hamilton, 35, who was shot nine times when he stopped to change a flat tire in February 2004." ...
 

CT: Jury: officer who killed motorist had time to get out of car's way
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A federal jury on Friday determined that a North Branford police officer who shot a motorist to death in 1999 was wrong to believe that he could not get out of the way of her car as it sped toward him."

"But the five women and three men on the jury in U.S. District Court in Hartford also concluded that Officer Michael Breen was justified in thinking he was in immediate danger before shooting Victoria Cooper."

"The verdict in the wrongful death lawsuit confused North Branford officials, but a lawyer for Cooper's family said there was no doubt that the jury thought the shooting was not justified." ...
 

OH: Pleasant Hill Disbands Police Dept (OFCC)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Commentary by Larry S. Moore, OFCC Senate District 10 Coordinator:"

WHIO-TV, Dayton, is reporting that the small town of Pleasant Hill ... has been forced to disband their police force after a levy defeat last May. The Miami County Sheriffs have assumed the duties of patrolling the town ..."

"This is an unfortunate situation that continues to be played out across Ohio. The voters of the town have spoken and now must live with the results. ..."

"Citizens throughout Ohio should be coming to the realization that law enforcement is not around every corner for help. ... This leaves Ohio citizens with an increasing need to provide their own self-defense." ...
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Submitter's Note: And as court case after court case has shown, the police are not required to protect individuals.
 

CA: Experts Called in Weapons Case
Submitted by: D. Finlayson

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"The Atascadero Police Department and the San Luis Obispo County Bomb Task Force took possession of a large number of weapons and ammunition found Thursday in the 6600 block of Alcantara Avenue in Atascadero." ...

"The suspicious circumstances were determined to be unfounded, but during a follow-up investigation, officers discovered a collection of weapons."

"The collection included about 35 firearms ranging from handguns to shotguns and rifles, about 25 swords, bayonets and daggers, between 2,000 and 3,000 rounds of ammunition and roughly 15 potentially explosive devices resembling hand grenades." ...

"According to a police report, the property taken into custody did not appear to be connected to any criminal activity."
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Submitter's Note: And going to the range could be considered "suspicious"....
 

CA: Police warn about air guns after teenager is nearly shot
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Manhattan Beach police Sgt. Robert Cochran heard the call come over the radio: Two men with rifles atop a storage shed at Polliwog Park." ...

"Cochran, the first officer to arrive, saw the men, took high ground, pointed his rifle at them and looked through the scope." ...

"Cochran could see the butt of a rifle sticking out of a case. Three other police officers arrived, surrounded the men and aimed their guns at them."

"Just as one man looked as if he was going to pull the rifle out of the case, officers yelled for him to drop the weapon."

"'Immediately he drops it,' Cochran said. ..."

"Cochran said he likely would have fired to protect his fellow officers and possibly killed the man."

"Had he fired, Cochran would have shot a 17-year-old boy videotaping a homemade movie with a couple of friends." ...
 

PA: Man killed by police had pellet gun
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"A West Deptford man who was shot dead when he pointed a handgun at police at the end of an 11-hour standoff was armed with a pellet gun, officials said yesterday."

"Investigators with the state Attorney General's Shooting Response Team are investigating the shooting that left John Bartolett Jr., 49, dead Wednesday."

"An officer with the Gloucester County SWAT Team shot Bartolett once in the head with a .308-caliber rifle when he emerged from a garage and pointed a .21-caliber pellet gun at officers, authorities said." ...
 

VA: Virginia Officer, Former Partner Indicted For Murder
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A special grand jury indicted a Richmond police officer and his former partner Thursday on murder charges stemming from a police shooting during a traffic stop."

"Edward A. Aeschlimann and Michael J. Couture were arrested Thursday night without incident. They are charged with the murder of 21-year-old Santanna Olavarria on May 29, 2004. Both are charged with second-degree murder, unlawful use of a firearm and shooting into an occupied vehicle." ...

"Aeschlimann, a rookie patrolman, and Couture, who resigned under pressure June 29, said they acted under self defense after seeing a handgun sticking out from under the driver's seat. ... Olavarria's mother said witnesses told her they saw her son raise both hands in the air before he was shot." ...
 

FL: Parents: Daytona officer abused authority
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"A policewoman who was fired in 2004 after being charged with drunken driving and conduct unbecoming an officer, but rehired this year, is under investigation again and off the job."

"Minokah Lipps, an eight-year department veteran, was placed on paid leave on July 7 'pending the outcome of an investigation,' Daytona Beach Police Department spokesman Sgt. Al Tolley said earlier this week."

"Tolley would not discuss the case further. Four parents -- Anthony Annatone, Bill Schroeder, Martha Villagomez and Lisa Mumm -- complained about Lipps' off-duty behavior to officials in the department's internal affairs division, saying the officer abused her police authority while off-duty by chasing teenagers she suspected had followed her son." ...
 

CA: Police Keep Close Eye On Border Vigilantes
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"A group of volunteers that plan to start monitoring the San Diego County-Mexico border this weekend -- and their foes -- will not be allowed to commit vigilante or racial violence, authorities said Friday."

"Participants in the grassroots project 'Operation Border Watch' must limit their involvement to 'eyes and ears and talking,' San Diego County Sheriff Bill Kolender warned." ...

"Opponents called the self-appointed border enforcers -- most of whom carry guns -- dangerous vigilantes and bigots."

"The monitors say their goal is to help enforce immigration laws and that they carry firearms strictly for self-defense." ...
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Submitter's Note: Sad when the modern-day militia are vilified as vigilantes and racists.
 

SD: Trapshooters take aim, center stage in Aberdeen
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"Pull. Bang."

This sequence will be repeated thousands of times this week at the Aberdeen Gun Club. The club will host the 115th South Dakota State Trapshooting Tournament today through Sunday." ...
 

LA: Fort Polk Shooting Complex slated to host Combat Pistol Shoot on Saturday
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A first-ever Combat Pistol Shoot is planned for Saturday, July 16 at the Fort Polk Shooting Complex. The public is invited, but space is limited."

"'It will be fun, but it won't be easy,' promises Tommy Bolton. Bolton is vice-president of the Pineywoods Action Shooters, local chapter of the U.S. Practical Shooting Association (USPA)."

"While this is a fun shoot rather than a sanctioned event, Fort Polk's Shooting Complex gives area marksmen a chance to see what the real thing is all about. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the shoot kicks off at 9 a.m. Walk-ons are welcome until noon. Cost to enter is $10 (or a discounted rate of $5 for law enforcement)." ...
 

PA: Carlisle Police Offer Residents Free Gun Locks
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Police are offering free gun locks to Carlisle residents for the third year.

Carlisle police have given away more than 2,000 locks since enlisting with the Project Child Safe program of the National Shooting Sports Foundation.

The locks are cable-type devices that work on most rifles, pistols and shotguns. Residents may receive up to two locks per household by requesting them at the police station.
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Submitter's Note: 'Paid for by money extorted from industry and taxpayers' is not the same as 'free'.
 

OR: NRA plans annual meeting
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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Newport Friends of National Rifle Association (NRA) will hold their annual meeting Saturday, July 30 at the Shilo Inn.

The national organization recently presented a grant of more than $7,000 to the Big Timber Rifle and Pistol Club in Siletz, to help with construction of a combination shotgun skeet and trap field at their range.

These funds come in the form of a grant from the NRA Foundation, a non-political arm of the NRA responsible for assisting state and local organizations in increasing firearms safety through education and training.

For more information about the Newport Friends of NRA event, call 574-9492.
 

IA: Rifles a Possibility in Extended 2006 Deer Season
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"The state’s Administrative Rules Review Committee, which includes House Speaker Pro Tem Rep. Danny Carroll, will meet early next month to take action on an Iowa Department of Natural Resources plan to extend the 2006 hunting season and allow hunters to use rifles in order to reduce the overabundance of deer in southern Iowa."

"'Last session, we sent the DNR a clear mandate that we need to bring down the high deer population. Their response to that mandate is to temporarily extend the antler-less deer season in the southern two tiers of counties,' Carroll said. 'That part of the state isn’t typically the first area hunters choose during deer season, so extending the season will help bring hunters to those counties. ...'" ...
 

Trinidad: 10 held, guns seized in raids
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"POLICE arrested ten men in connection with several armed robberies and seized three guns during an early to mid-morning raid in the Laventille and Nelson Street areas yesterday."

"A team of officers from the Inter Agency Task Force, the Besson Street CID as well as the Criminal Records Office went to several houses in these areas in search of arms, ammunition and narcotics."

"The raids began at 2 a.m. and went on until 8.30 am."

"Two revolvers - a 357 and a .38 Special. - and a 9 mm pistol were also found."

"Thirty two rounds of varying type ammunition were also found." ...
 

Jamaica: Accused in murder of L G Brown, Sandra Campbell remanded
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"PETER Dugal, the man who police said was involved in the double murder of gas station owner and immediate past president of the Jamaica Gasoline Retailers Association, L G Brown and his companion, was remanded in custody when he appeared in the Gun Court section of the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on Thursday."

"Brown and Dugal were shot dead in June at Campbell's residence at Stillwell Road in St Andrew."

"Dugal was arrested after he was shot and injured during an alleged shoot-out with members of Operation Kingfish ... Police raided the house hours after the couple was discovered shot to death on the upper floor of Campbell's house. ..." ...
 

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