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SAF Calls for Firing of Boston Globe Columnist in Straw Purchase
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The Second Amendment Foundation today sent a letter to Martin Baron, editor of the Boston Globe, asking that Globe columnist Steve Bailey be fired for his acknowledged participation in the straw purchase of a handgun in New Hampshire about two years ago."

"Bailey wrote a column about his trip to the gun show in the Globe's Nov. 30, 2005 edition, but only recently did he disclose important details of the transaction during a live on-air discussion with WRKO radio hosts Tom Finneran and Todd Feinburg. ..."

"SAF founder Alan Gottlieb was astonished by the statement, noting, 'Bailey admitted to committing a federal felony on live radio, and he also involved the Boston Globe in his criminal enterprise ...'" ...
 

Girl with a gun: NOISE reporter learns how to fire a weapon for the first time
Submitted by: Michigan Gun Owners
Website: http://www.migunowners.org

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... "I guess I have mixed feelings about guns. Growing up, I was never exposed to them. The first thing I learned about guns was how dangerous they were. From there, I just heard about kids accidently shooting kids or kids shooting kids on purpose. It's hard to see 'Bowling for Columbine' and understand why guns are even legal. But all of that just added up to me being scared of guns."

"But there is another side to guns and their use - an estimated 80 million Americans own them for protection or sport - and I was ready to see it." ...
 

SC: Would-be robber picks wrong motel, gets shot
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"A motel clerk shot and critically wounded a masked man early Tuesday during an apparent armed robbery in North Charleston."

"Christopher Robert Barr, 34, told police that a man in a ski mask ran into the lobby at America's Best Inns & Suites on Fain Street about 1:20 a.m., pointed something at him and demanded money, according to a police report. But the clerk had a gun as well."

"Barr fired twice, the man walked a few feet and fell to the ground."

"'Don't move. Don't aim,' Barr can be heard telling the man during a 911 call to police. 'He's hurt. I just shot at him. He's on the ground. He needs help, like bad. He's still alive, and he needs help.'" ...
 

AZ: Tempe homeowner shoots suspected burglar
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"A suspected burglar was shot during an attempted break-in at a Tempe home Tuesday afternoon."

"Two males in their 20s knocked on the door of a home in the 1500 block of South River Drive, near Price and Broadway roads, at about 12:30 p.m."

"There were two people home at the time. One looked through the peephole but chose not to answer the door when he didn't recognize the suspects. He later heard the suspects forcing their way into the home and grabbed his handgun."

"He saw the suspects in the living room, and noticed one of them was holding an object that he thought might have been a weapon."

"The homeowner shot at the suspects, hitting one of them. Both suspects then ran from the home." ...
 

OH: Boy Credited With Saving Friend From Dog Attack
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A young boy was mauled by a dog and his friend is credited with saving his life."

"The 12-year-old boy was allegedly attacked by his family's pets at his home ..." ...

"'One grabbed my shoe and I tried to shake it off,' said Michael Whalen, a friend of the victim."

"The dogs, some pit bulls and others mixed breed, then turned on their owner."

"'Then, they came after him,' Whalen said. 'He was screaming and then there were like five (dogs) on him.'"

"The dogs bit their owner multiple times in the shoulder, arm and leg."

"Whalen said he ran into the house and grabbed a gun."

"'I fired four shots in the air to warn them to get off. So, I shot one and killed it and I think I wounded another,' he said." ...
 

SC: Man picks the wrong time for shooting
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"A 19-year-old man picked the wrong time to shoot at two brothers, opening fire just as they got ready to do some target practice, police said. Antoine Robinson was shot once in the arm during the shootout around 4:15 p.m. Monday, Beaufort County deputies said."

"Robinson pulled up to the Beaufort home, got out of his car and started firing at brothers Rodmond Singleton, 24, and Titus Singleton, 18, authorities said."

"The brothers said they were getting ready to shoot target practice and grabbed their guns and fired back, hitting Robinson once, deputies said."

"Robinson was taken to the hospital and released to jail later that night. He has been charged with two counts of assault and battery with intent to kill, authorities said." ...
 

FL: Naked Man Fatally Shot In Apparent Rampage At Apartment Complex
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"Police in West Palm Beach said a naked man was fatally shot after lunging at a resident trying to stop him from attacking a woman and her children."

"... Police said Morisma first attacked a tow truck, banging on the driver's windows and tearing off its lights. He then reportedly began banging on apartment doors and punching through windows."

"Police said Morisma was disrobing while doing all this. A resident came out of his apartment with a gun and told Morisma to leave as the woman and her children sought cover nearby."

"According to authorities, that's when Morisma lunged at the resident, who fired one shot. Police won't release the resident's identity, saying they want to protect him from retaliation."
 

TX: Interest In Concealed Handguns Is On The Rise
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Recent violence in Lubbock appears to have sparked a larger interest in concealed handgun licenses, so NewsChannel 11 taking a closer look into what it takes to receive one of those permits."

"'The object of carrying a weapon is to prevent things from happening,' Beverly Ellis, owner of Gun Shak in southwest Lubbock County said."

"Ellis is also a concealed handgun license instructor. Before you can get a conceal-carry license from the Department of Public Safety, you'll have to spend hours of class time with her, or at least another instructor like Ellis, and it appears more people in Lubbock are up to the challenge."

"'In the last two or three months there's been a much greater interest. ...' Ellis said." ...
 

Book Review: Dr. John R. Lott's 'Freedomnomics' (BFA)
Submitted by: Buckeye Firearms Association
Website: http://www.buckeyefirearms.org

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... "There can be no minimizing the significance John Lott's research has had on the fight to improve and defend gun rights in America. But in his latest book, Dr. Lott proves that he has even more to offer to our country." ...
 

OH: Plain Dealer offers BALANCED coverage of Castle Doctrine law introduction (BFA)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"It took some time (one month, to be exact), but the Cleveland Plain Dealer has finally gotten around to publishing a story on SB184, Ohio's Castle Doctrine legislation introduced by Senator Steve Buehrer."

"It may be surprising for gun owners to learn that the newspaper's coverage is much more fair than the paper has developed a reputation for."

"From the story:"

"Right now, Ohio law says that if you shoot an intruder dead in your home, you have to prove self-defense."

"If someone barges through your bedroom window in the middle of the night and you kill him ... you'd have to prove you believed you were in imminent danger." ...
 

John Longenecker: Parker v. D.C.: If I Could Speak To The Supreme Court.
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The District Of Columbia, moved so by an appellate court decision against its thirty-year-long gun ban, has elected to file with the Supreme Court. I wish I could address the Supreme Court."

"In arguing that weapons applies only to militias, the District fails to understand that Militia as defined by United States Code applies to civilians as much as it does military. Civilians were the first Militia. See U.S. Code Title 10 ..."

"It is also important to note they did not mean National Guard in those days ..."

"But that’s only the beginning."

"If it please the Court, I would cite five authorities emanating from writings of the Founders in Original Intent and decisions since the nation's inception. ..." ...
 

D.C.'s Assault on the Second Amendment
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "On Jan. 2, 1775, as historian David Hackett Fischer recounts in Paul Revere's Ride, the good people of Newton held a town meeting. The issues they discussed were similar in a certain sort of way to the issues that might be discussed today by the D.C. council. They included a proposed gun law and entitlement program."

"In Newton, the gun law and entitlement program were one and the same."

"The Newtonians thought it so important for every man in town to own a gun that they were ready to give him one if he could not afford it." ...

"D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty does not see guns the way our Founders did. In his view, they are not tools for defending individual liberty, they are instruments of criminality." ...
 

Giuliani: I'll appoint strict constructionists
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani, a supporter of abortion rights, said Wednesday he would not use a judicial nominee's stand on the issue as the determining factor when appointing a judge."

"Campaigning in Iowa, the former New York mayor pledged to appoint judges who would strictly interpret the Constitution on gun rights and other issues. ..." ...

"Giuliani's campaign promise is aimed at reassuring conservatives ... he praised a federal court ruling that overturned a 30-year-old ban on private ownership of handguns in Washington, D.C."

"'The Second Amendment says people have a right to keep and bear arms. Judges interpret the Constitution; they should not be allowed to make it up,' Giuliani said." ...
 

Can He Recover?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Deep in debt and running third in the Republican stakes, John McCain is putting a brave face on his campaign meltdown. ..." ...

"If only Mr. McCain's troubles were simply about organization. ..."

"Mr. McCain's attempt to restrict gun ownership by law, and thereby trammel the Second Amendment guaranteeing Americans the right to bear arms, has also offended the conservative base. Mr. McCain is against allowing the sale of cheap 'Saturday Night Specials,' the weapons favored by trigger-happy teenagers. He believes there should be restrictions on the sale of assault rifles. He thinks people who want to buy a firearm at a gun show should be subject to background checks." ...
 

PA: Gunning for Guns in Philadelphia
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"The City of Brotherly Love has been anything but in 2007."

"As of July 14th, the city’s homicide count stood at 220, with most of the murders committed using handguns. True to form, the Democratic city council is pursuing quixotic measures that they think will address the problem: a law that limits handgun purchases to one a month ..."

"These are not new ideas. ... New Jersey’s legislature already passed a similar gun-a-month scheme. ..."

"... For starters, the law would prevent a collector from purchasing a pair of antique dueling pistols from a fellow enthusiast. New Jersey residents can sleep safely knowing that somewhere out there, a hobbyist trying to 'stockpile' old flintlocks has been thwarted." ...
 

NY: Law prohibiting weapons on county premises tabled
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"For the second time in recent months, the Oswego County Legislature's Government and Strategic Planning Committee has tabled a law that would prevent anyone from carrying a weapon onto county property."

"At the June 25 meeting, County Administrator Philip Church said the committee should wait for the completion of a employee security study ..."

"Two recent incidents prompted the consideration of the proposal. One incident reportedly involved an irate customer at one of the Department of Motor Vehicle offices who stated he was going to go out to his car and get a gun, frightening both employees and other customers."

"Another incident involved a person who brought a gun into the county clerk's office and set it on a counter." ...
 

LA: St. Landry gun ordinance shot down
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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It was standing room only inside the St. Landry parish council chambers as a gun ordinance was debated and shot down.
If passed, violators of the ordinance could have faced a five hundred dollar fine and prison time. Its' aimed to prevent shooting in certain areas of the parish. Specifically close to residential neighborhoods and businesses.

Parish President Don Menard told us if the council would have passed the proposal. He would have used his veto.
 

Cockrum v. State, "securing the citizen from any infringement on the right to keep and bear arms", 1859
Submitted by: GunShowOnTheNet.com
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"But the legislature could not affix such a punishment to the abuse, as, in its nature, must deter the citizen from its lawful exercise; for that would be tantamount to its prohibition...."

"...To prohibit absolutely the keeping and having of an ordinary weapon, is certainly to infringe on the right of keeping and bearing arms. . . . To prohibit such a weapon, is substantially to take away the right of bearing arms..."

"...It has been held, that even a law prohibiting the carrying of concealed weapons, is unconstitutional. Bliss v. Commonwealth, 2 Litt. 90. The court there say, that whatever restrains the full and complete exercise of the right, is in violation of the constitution...."
 

ID: Red's vs. Fed's Update
Submitted by: Red's Trading Post Inc.

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Agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATF) paid another visit to Red's Trading Post in Twin Falls yesterday. Idaho's oldest gun store has been battling with the Federal Government over what they say is illegal gun sales. Owner Ryan Horsley says what it really amounts to is some small clerical errors. Horsley says yesterday's visit was abruptly cut short after BATF Area Supervisor Linda Young made a few phone calls. Horsely video-taped yesterday's visit. One supporter came into the store and took some pictures. Horsley said Young appeared to be "on edge." No word yet on what errors they found yesterday, if any.
 

Coburn Seeks to Loosen Deadly Force Rule
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Border Patrol agents should be allowed to shoot at fleeing drug traffickers, a Republican senator suggested Tuesday."

"The patrol's deadly force rules were questioned at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing concerning the conviction of two agents who shot a fleeing, unarmed drug trafficker and covered it up."

"'Why is it wrong to shoot the (trafficker) after he's been told to stop?' asked Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla."

"Johnny Sutton, the U.S. attorney for the Western District of Texas, said the Supreme Court has ruled that using deadly force in that way is illegal. Agents also may not know if the fleeing person is a trafficker, he said."

"Agents can return fire to defend themselves, their partners or other people ..." ...
 

ATF abandons address checks for some gun show buyers
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) no longer routinely checks addresses of some buyers at gun shows after being accused of chilling sales at one show in 2005, the Justice Department reported July 2."

"But the checks were part of ATF gun show investigations that appear to have been warranted, the 56-page report by Justice Department Inspector General Glenn A. Fine concluded." ...

"Moreover, the U.S. attorney’s office in Alexandria, Va., found the checks 'were resource-intensive and rarely resulted in prosecutions for only providing a false address on federal firearms transaction documents.'" ...
 

TX: Officer Accused of Having Sex with Teen
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A police officer has been accused of having sex with a 15-year-old girl.

The teen is a member of a law enforcement program for teenagers.

Authorities say 53-year-old Sergeant Vince Ariaz, who has worked for the Brownwood department for the past 17 years, was arrested early Tuesday on a charge of sexual assault of a child and was suspended from duty.

A Brown County jail spokesman refused to say whether Ariaz was in the facility last night, referring questions to officials who were not immediately available. A phone listing for Ariaz was not available.
 

TX: Former Sheriff Facing New Charges
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Former Bastrop County Sheriff Richard Hernandez, already under indictment on charges of improperly using county materials and inmates for personal projects, faces six new corruption charges.

Hernandez, 51, was indicted Tuesday on new charges, including one count of theft by a public servant after being accused of having a jail fence moved to his own property.

Hernandez resigned in May after he was indicted on suspicion of using county equipment, materials and jail inmates to build barbecue pits he sold for personal profit.
 

NJ: Teens Killed When Hit By Police Car
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"Two are killed in a tragic accident after a New Jersey state police car apparently runs through stop sign." ...

"According to state police, 34-year-old trooper Robert Higbee was on patrol and he failed to stop at a stop sign and hit the driver side of the Beckers' minivan."

"Christina, the passenger, was ejected through the driver's side window, which caused her sister to be ejected. Both cars then hit a third car."

"Police say the girls died during that second impact." ...

"So far no charges have been filed, and the investigation continues into the accident."

"Higbee is on paid administrative leave." ...
 

MS: Prison officers seize gun from cell
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Locked in solitary confinement 23 hours a day, Patrick Hawkins still managed to get a gun in the Mississippi State Penitentiary's super-maximum security Unit 32."

"Officials said they don't know how Hawkins, jailed for armed robbery and aggravated assault from Holmes County, got the weapon, but the discovery of the gun Tuesday has increased attention on the controversial facility in Parchman."

"House Corrections Committee Chairman Bennett Malone, D-Carthage, said problems at the unit are a constant worry."

"'Due to the nature of the beast, we're probably going to have to devise something different than what we have,' Malone said." ...
 

NJ: Officer pleads guilty to gun charge related to manhunt
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"A Clinton Township police officer who was arrested in April by authorities who feared he posed a threat to students at a private school pleaded guilty Tuesday to a weapons charge and was allowed to enter a pretrial intervention program."

"Jason Peltack, 27, pleaded guilty to a fourth-degree gun charge, admitting that he had a shotgun in his car without the required purchaser identification card." ...

"Peltack has been barred form working in law enforcement under terms of a plea deal ... for covering up a hit-and-run accident he was involved in."

"Under the Hunterdon County plea deal, Peltack pleaded guilty to a disorderly persons offense, rather than face a trial for second-degree official misconduct."
 

NY: Court allows lawyer to keep gun after arrest
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"Civil Rights Attorney Michael Warren can still carry his licensed handgun if he wants to, despite efforts by the Police Department to force him to relinquish it."

"Warren's legal skirmishes with the department began last month after he and his wife, Evelyn, were arrested in Prospect Heights."

"Warren, 63, contends he was punched by a cop and that he and his wife, also a lawyer, were arrested after they objected to a group of officers beating up a handcuffed suspect." ...
 

NJ: Essex County authorities announce destruction of 2,000 guns
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"Some 2,000 firearms seized in Essex County are being destroyed, authorities said Monday."

"Some 500 of the assault weapons, rifles and handguns were destroyed Monday, and the rest face a similar fate, the Essex County Prosecutor's Office said."

"Prosecutor Paula T. Dow said the county had 155 homicides in 2006, of which 127 were gun-related, she said."

"To date in 2007, the county has had 78 homicides, of which 56 involved guns."

"'The destruction of these illegal firearms, which were once in the hands of violent criminals, ensures that they do not wind up back on the streets and secondarily frees up space in evidence storerooms,' Dow said ..." ...
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Canada: Federal gun registry has not improved public safety despite costing taxpayers more than $2 billion
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Canada's homicide rate and number of gang-related murders has increased since the federal government's firearms registry and licensing program was implemented, an indication that the program has failed to improve public safety, according to Hubris in the North, The Canadian Firearms Registry, a new report from independent research organization The Fraser Institute."

"'In 1995, the government promised Canadians that the gun registry would reduce total criminal violence, suicide and domestic abuse, not just gun violence,' said Gary Mauser, author of the report, senior fellow with The Fraser Institute, and a professor at Simon Fraser University."

"But the legislation has failed to do that ...'" ...
 

Canada: Calgary police officer charged with assault
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A Calgary police officer has been charged with aggravated assault in connection with a 2005 arrest."

"Const. Sean Hasson, 28, has been suspended with pay ..."

"A man arrested in the northeast end of the city on Dec. 9, 2005, complained to the Calgary police professional standards section that he suffered a broken jaw and perforated eardrum ..."

"... Hasson was charged with aggravated assault Tuesday after a lengthy investigation, he said."

"Hasson, a general patrol constable who has worked for the Calgary police service for five years, will appear in provincial court on Aug. 16."

"An internal police investigation will take place after the criminal charge has been dealt with, said Marchant."
 

NH: Court says 'no' to Bleiler
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"The State Supreme Court has ruled against local resident and city critic Edward Bleiler, who appealed former Police Chief William Fenniman's revocation of his permit to carry a concealed weapon all the way up to the state's highest court." ...

"'As numerous courts in other states have recognized with respect to their state constitutional right to bear arms ... the New Hampshire state constitutional right to bear arms 'is not absolute and may be subject to restriction and regulation',' says the ruling, handed down this morning." ...
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Submitter's Note: The NH Constitution states: "All persons have the right to keep and bear arms in defense of themselves, their families, their property and the state."
 

VA: Money-grubbing scum with a bad case of cranial-rectal inversion (Blog)
Submitted by: Nicki Fellenzer
Website: http://www.libertyzone.blogspot.com

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... "... First, Virginia Tech administrators lobbied the state legislature to MAKE SURE that the students were disarmed and helpless, as a sociopathic killer simply disregarded the law and picked them off one by one. And now some of these money grubbing families, who probably supported the administrators in their zeal to make a potential victim out of every student on campus, want to bilk taxpayers out of money to pay for this travesty???" ...

"So get this straight. If you lose a family member in a senseless tragedy at a place that vigorously and successfully lobbied to keep your family member a grovelling, quivering, disarmed victim, you deserve to shake down the taxpayers for cash."

"Just how much cash is your kid worth, you worthless leeches?"
 

MD: Americans need to look beyond NRA 'propaganda' on guns
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Mr. Johnson's vigorous defense of what he believes the Second Amendment to the Constitution guarantees, simply restates the propaganda which the NRA spends millions of dollars every year to reinforce. The NRA does get these millions from sportsmen, but they also get huge donations by the many companies whose livelihoods depend on spreading fear and misinformation to the masses who read no further."

"As a longtime gun owner, world traveler and, I like to think, common-sense advocate, I need to make the following notes regarding his 'fear' of losing his 'rights.'" ...
 

KY: Group takes anti-gun campaign to street
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"The gun was an antique revolver with a gold-plated frame and wooden grips."

"And the Rev. James Tennyson was sad to see it go, but considered it his duty to destroy the gun -- because keeping any firearm off the streets was a success, he said."

"Yesterday, Tennyson, assistant director of the Justice Resource Center, and the Rev. Louis Coleman, the center's director, put 16 firearms -- six handguns and 10 rifles and shotguns -- out of commission at the corner of 28th and Broadway."

"Using a crowbar, they popped the triggers off the weapons or broke them in half, hoping to send a message to bystanders and legislators." ...
 

UK: Couple admit using pepper spray
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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A COUPLE have found that using pepper spray in self-defence is as illegal as firing a sub-machine gun.

Under the Firearms Act, it is ranked alongside rocket launchers in that using it carries a 10-year prison sentence.

Chester, Ellesmere Port and Neston magistrates heard Sally Arcari, 21, didn't know pepper spray was illegal. Her boyfriend, Neil Marchant, 29, used it in self-defence outside The Platinum Lounge in Ellesmere Port before handing it to her.

The couple, of Newton, Chester, admitted possession of and discharging a noxious liquid or gas on April 29. They now face a three-week wait for sentencing.
 

Mexico: US guns arm Mexico's drug wars
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Marcelo Garza y Garza, the top state police investigator in Nuevo Leon, walked out of a church in an upscale neighborhood in Monterrey to take a cellphone call last September, when two bullets struck the back of his head."

"The shots came from a semiautomatic pistol that did precisely what its colloquial name – matapolicia, or 'police killer' – suggests. Mr. Garza y Garza died immediately."

"'Police killers,' so named because they were created to penetrate bulletproof vests, are among the newest weapons streaming into Mexico from the United States. ..." ...
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Submitter's Note: So Marcelo was wearing a "bulletproof vest" on his head? Or is the fact that the gun was a so-called matapolicia completely irrelevant to the story?
 

UK: Shop attacked 200 times in 10 years
Submitted by: John Fansler

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"A corner shop run by an Asian couple has been attacked 200 times in the past decade by thieves and robbers using guns, knives and CS spray."

"The owners of the K&S corner shop, in east London, have been threatened, assaulted and racially abused by thugs and feel let down by police. They fear they may be killed." ...

"David Davis, the shadow home secretary, said: 'It is outrageous but sadly not surprising that small businesses are failing to report nearly half of crimes.'"

"'The Government has effectively decriminalised so many offences including shoplifting, which is now merely punished by the equivalent of a parking ticket - with only a 50 per cent chance of being paid anyway.'"
 

DC: Fenty's gun follies
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"It's about time the Supreme Court cleared up the confusion surrounding the Second Amendment. For decades, municipalities have passed severe restrictions on firearms, up to and including handgun bans, and the nation's circuit courts don't agree on the issue. The high court heard its last Second Amendment case in 1939." ...

"However much the nation could use a ruling, Mr. Fenty's choice betrays an inability to look home first. The mayor's attention, and the city attorneys, could be better utilized elsewhere." ...

"But even Mr. Fenty's ideal outcome, a Supreme Court endorsement of our city's draconian gun laws, promises few benefits. The gun ban hasn't solved the crime problem ..." ...
 

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