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Philippine action star kills 2 robbers who invaded his home
Submitted by: Rick Schwartz

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"A Philippine action film star said he killed two armed men who robbed his house and tried to rape two of his daughters Thursday."

"Parsons said he duped the intruders into believing a police patrol would be having breakfast at his house, prompting the gunmen to panic and leave."

"He retrieved his .45-caliber pistol and chased the gunmen."

"I was angry and I was in a very difficult situation in which I did not know whether I would live. It was 'Kill or be killed,' " he said.
 

Canada: Man convicted of triple murder will serve a mere seven years in prison
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"An 18-year-old teenager will spend seven years in prison with no chance of parole for killing two acquaintances and a telephone repair worker on a Saskatchewan reserve last year."

"Daniel Tuckanow was sentenced today — a day after admitting to the second-degree murders of Anthony Akapew, Devin Keewatin and John Davies."

"Tuckanow was originally charged with first-degree murder in the deaths. He was 17 when charged, but dropped a bid last month to be tried in youth court."
 

CT: "Safety" kits available for gun owners at Westport Police Department
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"The Westport Police Department is asking all owners of firearms to come to the police department to pick up a free firearm safety kit which will help insure safe storage of firearms. "

"The police department, in partnership with Project HomeSafe, a nationwide firearms safety program, provides firearms safety kits to local gun owners at no charge.
 

IL: Central Illinois law enforcement goes after gun offenders
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"Criminals who use guns illegally are in the crosshairs of a new federal law enforcement program in central Illinois."

"Central District U.S. Attorney Jan Paul Miller and state, local and federal officials announced Thursday they have a new partnership under the Project Safe Neighborhoods program."

"Law enforcement officials will work together to catch people who use guns to commit crimes and prosecute them."

"Officials will target armed drug dealers, violent criminals, convicted felons who possess firearms and repeat offenders. They will also work to educate officers and the public about the best ways to put dangerous people who use guns behind bars, Miller said."

KABA NOTE: "Repeat offenders" could include someone who has already been prosecuted for exercising his/her right to keep and bear arms.
 

Australia: Gun checks for customs
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"CUSTOMS checks for illegal guns will be boosted under a new agreement to reduce firearm trafficking."

"The deal made at the Australian Police Ministers Conference in Darwin will also see increased monitoring of gun movements between states in an attempt to stop legally imported guns entering the black market."

"The move comes as a new study has found more than 25,000 guns -- or about 12 a day -- were reported stolen in Australia in six years to June 2000."

"The deal includes provisions to ensure penalties for the possession of illegal firearms, defacing gun serial numbers or record falsification."

"Sporting Shooters Association president Sebastian Ziccone welcomed the deal and gave cautious support to character checks for dealer associates." [emphasis added]

"But he said penalties for gun law breaches were tough enough in Victoria."
 

IL: ISRA Commends Groups for Expanding Shooting Sports Opps for the Handicapped
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"The ISRA is commending a pair of Illinois organizations for expanding shooting sports opportunities available to handicapped Americans."

"The Hines VA Hospital fielded an air rifle team at the 22nd National Veterans Wheelchair Games that were held in Cleveland, Ohio, from July 9-13."
 

State Department Threatens American Citizens
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"The State Department took extraordinary steps last week to shore up security related to its visa-granting Bureau of Consular Affairs (C.A.). Unfortunately for the American people, State's idea of heightened security was to detain a journalist, Joel Mowbray of National Review, who wrote about C.A.'s scandalously lax attitude toward screening visa applicants."

"Leaking classified material is illegal; reporting it is a First Amendment right – which makes the leaked cable another of State's security problems, not Joel Mowbray's journalistic problem. The real irony is that pinheads at the State Department would detain an American citizen and journalist for interrogation while allowing thousands of potential terrorists to enter the United States without question."
 

CCRKBA Hails Magaw Resignation From TSA
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"John Magaw's resignation today as Under Secretary of Transportation for Security was hailed by the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, which called Magaw a 'major roadblock in the arming of commercial airline pilots, which is a critical last line of defense for airplane crews and passengers, and people on the ground'."
 

The Federal Ostrich Act Over Arming Pilots
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"Why does our federal government, especially the White House, have so much trouble understanding the need to arm airline pilots? What is it that makes people who otherwise seem reasonable, fight against this most logical and reasonable of steps to provide a means to defend the flight deck from terrorists? Until 1987 it was legal for an airline pilot to be armed and there was no rash of problems that I recall from those relatively peaceful times."
 

IN: Gun taken from police chief's desk
Submitted by: Jerry Rowe

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"A gun assigned to a former Gas City police officer has turned up missing from the police chief's office, and officers in the department are at a loss to explain where the gun is or when it may have been taken."
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Perhaps the police should keep guns locked at all times???
 

UK: Raising minimum age and tightening restrictions on air guns
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"THE Home Office today pledged to examine raising the minimum age of air gun use and tightening restrictions following a series of incidents in the Capital."

"The Government for the first time confirmed that it will seriously consider Edinburgh MP Mark Lazarowicz’s demand for the weapons to be licensed and registered in a move which the campaigning Labour backbencher described as a 'major step forward'."

"The Edinburgh North and Leith MP has called for the legal age for unsupervised use of air guns and pistols to be raised from 14 to 17."

"And he wants ministers to consider a similar licensing scheme for the potentially deadly weapons as already exists for rifles and guns."
 

South Africa: Schoolgirls watch as dad shoots suspected hijackers
Submitted by: Rick Schwartz

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"Three Johannesburg primary schoolgirls watched from the backseat of the family's luxury car on Thursday morning as their father shot and killed a suspected hijacker - and then chased the dead man's comrade around the car before also fatally wounding him through the car's windscreen."
 

AK: Grizzly yearlings have no fear of humans.
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"A sow grizzly bear and her two curious yearling cubs are still making the rounds in Two Rivers east of Fairbanks, and a state wildlife biologist said the cubs will be killed if the three bears don't move on."

"While the bears haven't threatened anyone since they showed up in a subdivision 10 days ago, they have entered several dog lots and yards while ignoring repeated attempts to scare them off, said biologist Don Young of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game."

"The bears visited Chris Knott's dog yard on three nights, including Sunday when Young was there."

" 'They just sauntered right in there,' Young said of the cubs. The biologist shot one of the cubs with a bean bag from a shotgun and the bears left, only to return twice more."
 

Criminal charges for shotgun with barrel "one-quarter inch less than permitted by statute."
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"Court records allege that Procive, a Belfield resident, was discovered by police on May 26, 2002 to have in his motor vehicle a modified shotgun with a barrel length 'one-quarter inch less than permitted by statute'."

"Following court proceedings, Procive was released on a $2,000 unsecured appearance bond.
No trial date has been set in the matter, although the court has assigned District Court Judge Allan Schmalenberger as the trial judge."

KABA NOTE: If this particular individual wasn't involved in any true criminal activity, he'd be a worthy defendant to challenge the assumptions ignorant and/or deceptive anti-gunners make about the U.S. v. Miller case. We'd welcome contact with him, should anyone happen to know him personally.
 

Canada: Cougar prowling near day care center shot dead
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"A male cougar prowling near a Sooke day-care centre was shot and killed Tuesday by conservation officers."

"They had been trying to find a cougar shot recently by a Sooke resident with a .22-calibre rifle and will examine this animal to see if it is the injured one, said RCMP Cpl. Ray Champagne."

"Police believe the cougar shot Tuesday had been killing cats and dogs in Sooke in the past few weeks."

"The animal was seen near a day-care centre on Belvista Place at 11 a.m. Tuesday. It was seen a few minutes later on Phillips Road near the Sooke Region Museum."
 

Spin: "Veteran Officer Killed in Freak Firearm Accident"
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This is the LA Times version of the story of the police officer who shot himself to death by accident. Notice the use of the word "freak" in the headline. When an average citizen dies in a gun-related accident, the LA Times calls for gun control, demonizes firearms and firearms owners and more. But when it's a government enforcement agent who violates the basic rules of gun safety and ends up dead, we get things like:

[from the text of the story]

"...he accidentally dropped his service pistol and it discharged..."

"...police are investigating how the firearm discharged and whether safety mechanisms worked properly."

"...dedicated officer who was an avid runner and relished coaching and mentoring young people."

"He was highly dedicated to children and working with them meant a lot to him"

et cetera.

Then there's the overall underlying but unspoken theme: if this can happen to a "veteran police officer," guns are too dangerous for regular people. Such is the anti-rights LA Times.
 

Slouching Toward The Gulag
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"Bush is after more power, using 'Homeland Security' as an anvil of fear in order to pressure Congress to give him unprecedented powers to deny us our liberties and freedom. Now he is proposing more secrecy and the right to use the military to intervene in domestic affairs."

"The Bush administration grab for Soviet style powers is abhorrent and should be a non-starter for any freedom loving American."
 

No Escape -- Male Rape in U.S. Prisons
Submitted by: Don't Go to Prison

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There are gunowners and other American citizens in prison enduring this type of indescribably vile and animalistic world for merely having possessed or carried a firearm -- or for having "committed" a "crime" that has no victim.

When you hear someone say, "I'd rather die on my feet than lay down like a coward," this report will give that statement a whole new meaning, and it may inspire you to draw a line in the sand that leaves you resolved to never find yourself inside prison walls.
 

State Farm And Prudential Don't Like Guns
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"Gary Atkinson, a South Carolina businessman and Del Bruno, a Connecticut cop, have had a common problem. When their insurance companies found out that they were involved with guns, they had their insurance coverage canceled."
 

Salt Lake Tribune: "Arm Pilots"
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"It is legitimate to worry whether a hijacker could overpower a pilot and take his firearm or whether gunfire could injure or kill a pilot or passenger or could damage the aircraft. But those risks already exist with armed air marshals."
 

OK: Tulsa sheriffs department detains, releases 18 immigrants
Submitted by: Rodney L. Hendrix

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"Tulsa County sheriffs deputies detained but then released 18 allegedly illegal immigrants Wednesday at the request of federal immigration authorities, the department said." [emphasis added]

--While everyday we hear of more draconian measures violating the Constitution and restricting American Citizens freedoms under the guise of fighting terrorism. Der Fuhrer Bush and his minions are more concerned with spying on AMERICANS than with controlling illegal aliens.
 

U.S. banks, cities accept Mexican illegals' ID
Submitted by: THE Eggman
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"A Mexican identification card used chiefly by illegal immigrants is being accepted by a growing number of U.S. banks and cities."

"Elected officials in major U.S. cities, including Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco, have followed by accepting the ID for use in city business such as borrowing books from libraries, entering municipal buildings and minor scrapes with the police."

"Every month in Los Angeles alone, the consulate churns out 15,000 cards. The 47 other Mexican consulates in the United States, especially those close to the border, hand out thousands more."
 

Bush Flying Blind on Armed Pilots Issue
Submitted by: serinde
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President George W. Bush ... has allowed his administration to take a politically disastrous position against the arming of airline pilots.

The counter-arguments by members of the Bush administration are so weak as to be laughable. The best point they can offer is that pilots must concentrate on flying the aircraft.

One puzzling aspect of this strange situation is the fact that the president flew F-102 fighters for the Texas National Guard from 1969-1973. He should know better.
 

Disarmed & Dangerous - Another Call to Arm Pilots
Submitted by: The Texas Mercury
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"It’s mind-boggling that the Bush Administration would oppose arming pilots, especially given the alternative should a plane be hijacked. The government’s current contingency plan is to simply blast a passenger jet out of the sky using Air Force fighters. Now, given my background in firearms, I can state conclusively that a pilot with a Glock 19 is far less dangerous than the flaming wreckage of a jumbo jet plummeting to Earth after being hit by a Sidewinder or AMRAM missile..."
 

NC: North Carolina Senate Passes Lawsuit Bill
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"On 16 July the North Carolina Senate overwhelmingly passed H. 622, the NRA-backed measure to stop reckless lawuits against firearm manufacturers. By a vote of 42-5, the Senate agreed to prevent municipalities from filing politically-motivated lawsuits that attempt to hold gun makers liable for the criminal misuse of their products."

KABA NOTE: Before you jump on the NRA bandwagon to support this bill, make sure and check with GrassRoots North Carolina's concerns about anti-gunshow amendments being part of the final draft -- we haven't checked this out closely enough to know if NRA's praise of the bill is justified.

Our frequent links to NRA's action alerts are not endorsements of their suggestions. To the contrary, we disagree with the NRA with enough frequency that we strongly encourage independent review and consideration of the positions of other grassroots groups' positions before taking any action they suggest.
 

CA: Police officer kills himself in gun accident
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Add this to your "only the police should have guns" archives...

"San Fernando, California-AP -- Police say the death of a suburban Los Angeles police officer yesterday was 'truly accidental'."

"San Fernando officer Jesse Paderez suffered a fatal wound when his handgun went off after he dropped it in the police department parking lot."

"The 46-year-old officer was a member of San Fernando's version of a SWAT team, and the police chief says he was frequently commended for his work."

The police chief describes the late officer as "extremely careful."
 

GA: Gun range is budget target
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"Some Fulton County officials want to collect money that they say is owed from leasing an Olympic venue that has long turned into a tax burden."

"The County Commission debated Wednesday how to squeeze extra dollars from the Tom Lowe Shooting Grounds, which will close on Aug. 6."

"According to the calculation by the county Parks and Recreation Department, the venue has made $121,000 since March from shooting events, but the county hasn't seen a penny."
 

GA: Unclear who held gun that killed boy at show
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"Drained, tired and overwrought after Wednesday night's visitation, the father of a boy accidentally killed at a Gwinnett County gun show told the story one more time."

"Anthony Grant said he was standing in front of a vendor's table with his 13-year-old son, Steven 'Bray' King, and his girlfriend, looking at holsters. The vendor handed over a holster with a gun inside."
 

Quit taking aim at gun owners
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"Perhaps this should be in the 'Ticked Off' section of the paper because I was really ticked off by the huge spread 'Lax Laws, Loose Guns' by Henry Pierson Curtis that appeared in the Sunday edition."

"When in the name of common sense, will victims stop being blamed for the crimes of the perpetrators?"

"The victims in this case are those from whom guns were stolen. A crime also was committed when the guns were taken, not only when used in the commission of a robbery or murder."

"It's so easy to blame the law-abiding person who owns guns just because he or she desires to have a weapon accessible for defense."

"Let me briefly relate a true incident in my life."
 

MO: Limited-issue gun honors city
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"The Winchester Model 1894 rifle is identified as one of the guns that won the West, and it now serves as a canvas for some of St. Joseph’s historic past."

"A new commemorative rifle’s wooden stock and 24-karat gold breach and barrel feature etchings of St. Joseph’s historical icons: Lewis and Clark, the Pony Express, the Robidoux trading post, meatpacking plants, Central Stage Railroad Line and a steamboat."
 

MD: Gun license for 'citizen of year' denied
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"A Baltimore County Circuit Court judge has agreed with state Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr. that a civic leader who was a Maryland 'citizen of the year' should not be allowed to have a gun."

"Judge John F. Fader II's ruling reverses the decision of the state's Handgun Permit Review Board and reignites anger among lawmakers and gun-rights activists over a state police initiative that is confiscating guns and denying permits to Marylanders for minor and old convictions."

" 'The decision tragically supports Joe Curran's fanatical, anti-Second Amendment, gun-grabbing, police-state mentality,' said Delegate Kevin Kelly, an Allegany County Democrat who sponsored legislation this year to stop state police from taking guns from 'law-abiding' people, such as Donald G. Arnold."

"Mr. [Donald G.] Arnold, a former private investigator, lost his handgun-carry permit in 2000, the same year the state honored him for his work with Baltimore police to stop drug dealers and make the city's southeast neighborhoods safer."

"Mr. Arnold had to take lower-paying work as a security supervisor after losing the permit he had held for decades over a misdemeanor conviction in 1969. Just back from the war in Vietnam, Mr. Arnold got into a barroom scuffle with a war protester who spotted his Army jacket and called him a 'baby killer,' court records state."
 

VA: 4 charged in the theft of 400 guns -- Arms in shop's private stock (followup)
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HOPEWELL -- "Four Hopewell teenagers have been charged with stealing more than 400 guns - including several antiques and one semiautomatic Uzi - from the private stock of a pawn shop during a three-night span late last month."

"The thieves hit the heart of Charlotte Robinson's private collection - one that's more than 20 years old. 'It's not replaceable, and now it's out there in the street,' said Robinson, who estimates her loss is at least $10,000."
 

"Guns and Books" - a VPC Rant
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"When the issue is guns, the Bush war on terrorism quickly finds itself taking strange and tortuous turns to avoid offending its dark masters in the gun lobby. The most recent example involves government records, and can be summed up with a descriptive and bizarre bumper sticker slogan: guns don’t kill, books do."
 

Homeland Security Czar Ridge Wrong: We Should Arm the Militia
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"Homeland Security Czar Tom Ridge has raised some rhetorical questions that, obviously, he believes should be answered in the negative. I disagree, however, and would urge him to re-think his position."
 

Ex-U.S. officials warn that U.S. policies threaten repression
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"Former Secretary of State Warren Christopher and former FBI and CIA chief William Webster challenged administration policies dealing with terrorism suspects Tuesday, and Christopher warned that secrecy threatens to lead America down a path to repression."

"The former officials spoke to hundreds of judges at the 9th U.S. Circuit's annual conference where controversy also swirled around a recent decision holding a portion of the Pledge of Allegiance unconstitutional."
 

Washington Times: "Pilots and guns revisited"
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"Although Mrs. Boxer is a staunch supporter of gun control, on this particular issue she clearly understands it is better to have an armed pilot than to have to order a military plane to shoot down one of our own commercial airliners, full of innocent people, because hijackers have taken it over and are ready to do a repeat of last September 11."

"Opponents of allowing pilots to be armed have portrayed horror movie visions of pilots and terrorists shooting it out in the aisles of airliners. But the main reason for arming pilots is not so that they can re-enact the gunfight at the OK Corral. The main reason for having guns for self-defense anywhere is deterrence."
 

Loser Magaw forced out as security chief
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"Less than six months after he was given the task of making U.S. airports and airlines safe, John Magaw was forced out Wednesday as head of the new Transportation Security Administration."

"MAGAW, WHO SUBMITTED his resignation at the request of Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta, will be replaced by the agency’s chief operating officer, retired Coast Guard Commandant James M. Loy, MSNBC’s Robert Hager reported from Washington."
 

MD: Gubernatorial Candidate Rep. Robert Ehrlich Should Exile Exile
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"The Baltimore Sun newspaper (6/2/02) quotes Rep. Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. (R-Md.), who is running for Governor, as saying: 'Project Exile is long overdue in this state. I promise you, as Governor, I will bring Project Exile to Maryland. Project Exile worked in Richmond (Virginia), and it can work here.' The Sun says this is Ehrlich's 'first significant policy proposal' since announcing he would run for Governor."
 

FBI Indifferent on Subject of Eco-Terrorism
Submitted by: Roger MacDonald

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Eco-Terror Expert Calls For Inquiry of Green Anarchists

(CNSNews.com) - "An expert on eco-terrorism is calling on the FBI to investigate an organization that is touting a nationwide tour to 'destroy civilization' and raise money for convicted eco-terrorists, but a spokesman for the FBI's Domestic Terrorism Program said the agency is taking a hands-off approach for the time being."

It looks like we'll have to defend our own property on this one.

So much for "Homeland Security".
 

South Africa: The next step in gun confiscation is being taken
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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*Originally titled "Audit On Private Guns Next Year"*

"An audit of all privately owned firearms in South Africa will be done in February next year, under the new Firearms Control Act."

"Andrew Lash of the Pretoria Central Firearm Register said yesterday it would be a "difficult and time consuming process".

"Gun owners will be called to their nearest police station to present proof of identification and their gun licenses."
 

NH: Stricter safety measure sought at gun range including ban on high-powered rifles
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"A few members of the town council hope to pressure Pointer Fish and Game Club into taking stricter safety measures after some council members and the club’s neighbors expressed disappointment with the Pointer’s current plans for safety improvements."

"The push for a safer club comes after a .308 bullet punctured a house on Greenmeadow Lane in late April."

"These missing safety measures were: realigning the range, keeping a range officer to supervise the shooting, allowing the NRA or another independent group to inspect the range, and banning high-powered rifles from the range." [emphasis added]
 

MA: Court overturns firearms conviction of three-time felon
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"The Appeals Court yesterday overturned a man's illegal firearms conviction [three-time felon], as well as his conviction as a career criminal, ruling that a Middlesex County prosecutor misused her power in blocking a black potential juror from getting seated."

"A lawyer for Luis Maldonado, who is Hispanic, argued that he lost his right to be tried by an impartial jury when the only two black potential jurors were removed from the panel deciding his fate on a 1998 illegal gun charge."
 

FL: Palm Beach deputy sheriff charged with attempted murder in shooting of woman
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"A Palm Beach County sheriff's deputy has been arrested and charged with shooting a woman in the chest."

"James L. Horne, 50, was charged with attempted murder in the Wednesday shooting. A judge set his bond at $50,000 on Thursday and ordered him under house arrest if he is bailed out."

QUESTION: If a regular citizen shoots a woman in the chest over an argument, what is the usual amount of bail required to get out of jail?
 

California Case Offers Different Views of Racism
Submitted by: Roger MacDonald

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"The Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, head of a group called Brotherhood Organization for a New Destiny, blames black leaders such as Al Sharpton, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), and Jesse Jackson for turning black youth against authority, particularly police."

"Peterson - a fierce critic of the NAACP - accuses black leaders of pursuing power and wealth at great cost to the black community."
 

NC: Town leaders insist on deer sharpshooters
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"Biltmore Forest leaders, aiming to reduce the number of deer roaming through their town, took their controversial case directly to the state Wildlife Resources Commission on Wednesday."

"Town officials told the commission they want to bring in professional sharpshooters to cull an out-of-control population."
 

Transportation Security Chief Quits
Submitted by: Michael Lewis

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"[John] Magaw was a former head of the Secret Service and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. He spearheaded the Transportation Department's efforts to meet a Nov. 19 deadline for replacing private screeners at airport checkpoints with an all-federal work force, and a Dec. 31 deadline for inspecting all checked bags for explosives."

"He also made the decision not to allow pilots to carry firearms. The House last week voted to arm pilots."
 

Coalition of Airline Pilots Association Encourages Senate Members to Co-Sponsor S.2554
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"Captain Bob Miller, president of the Coalition of Airline Pilots Association (CAPA), which represents more than 21,000 pilots, said he was pleased that additional Senate members have co-sponsored S.2554, the 'Arming Pilots Against Terrorism and Cabin Defense Act 2002'."

"With the addition of Senators Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and James Inhofe (R-Okla.), attention will continue to focus on the necessity for passage by the Senate this year and I encourage other Senate
Members to add their names," stated Miller.
 

NRA Hosts Dozens of America's Future Leaders
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"Forty of our nation’s best and brightest high school sophomores and juniors took part in NRA’s seventh annual Youth Education Summit (Y.E.S.), held during the end of June in Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia."

KABA QUESTION: Were these children taught the NRA's Second Amendment, or the real one?
 

Judge: Gov't Must Explain Why It Is Holding American-Born Prisoner
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"A judge Thursday ordered the U.S. government to explain within a week why it is holding prisoner an American-born man who was captured with Taliban fighters in Afghanistan."

"The judge also directed the government to spell out with whom the United States is fighting its war on terrorism."
 

Armed Pilots Beginning to Take Off
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"One week ago, press reports were indicating that proponents of arming pilots were facing an uphill battle in the Senate. But since then, there have been some huge developments in the fight to arm pilots."

"First, your phone calls, faxes and e-mails are helping to bring new cosponsors onto Senator Bob Smith's bill that would force the administration to arm pilots."
 

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