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ATF can't meet own gun dealer inspection goal
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"Only about 4.5 percent of the nation's federally licensed gun dealers are checked each year to ensure they comply with firearms laws, far below the goals set by the agency that does the exams, the Justice Department said Monday."

"At that rate, it would take the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives 22 years to inspect all 104,000 federally licensed gun dealers, said a review by Glenn A. Fine, the inspector general at Justice. ATF's goal is to check each dealer once every three years."

"ATF Director Carl Truscott said the agency's 420 inspectors could never keep pace with that many gun dealers."
 

Guns Lobby Racks Up Legislative Gains Across U.S.
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"The powerful U.S. gun lobby seems poised for victory in a high profile battle to end a ban on some assault weapons and experts say it has also been piling up numerous quiet victories at the state level."

"A federal ban on certain military-style semi-automatic weapons enacted in 1994 is due to expire on Sept. 13. The Republican congressional leadership, backed by the National Rifle Organization and other gun groups, seems determined to allow the law to lapse."

"Gun control groups say only vigorous intervention by President Bush could change congressional minds. They concede that the chances of that happening weeks before the Nov. 2 presidential election are zero. ..."
 

Crime-gun records barred
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"Congress has stopped a federal agency from releasing to the public records on guns used in crimes and may prevent their release in lawsuits against the gun industry as well."

"Proponents call the restriction necessary to protect sensitive law-enforcement information and avoid exposing undercover officers involved in gun-trafficking investigations."

"Critics fume that the gun industry simply doesn't want the public - or cities suing gun manufacturers for negligence - to have access to federal information about guns used in crimes."
 

Helter Skelter gun laws put some in jail, others open carry
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"Rick Stanley, a Denver, Colorado businessman and former political candidate, was arrested for openly carrying a gun in violation of Denver Revised Municipal Code 38-117.5(b) on December 15, 2001 during a rally celebrating the Anniversary of the Bill of Rights. Stanley was arrested again in Thornton, Colorado on September 7th, 2002, for violating a Thornton City ordinance, not allowing guns on a person in plain sight. Stanley was convicted on felony counts in both cases and faces prison time. Stanley's lawyers tried to argue that the the Thornton ordinance became invalid after Gov. Bill Owens signed a law last year that limited the ability of local governments to regulate firearms." ...

"In many smaller towns in Idaho, Montana, Arizona, New Mexico, Missouri and Kansas, citizens wearing a gun is not an uncommon sight. Farmers and ranchers in rural areas of those states routinely wear their guns in public without causing even a second glance by fellow citizens."
 

Gun Control An Emerging Issue
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"Democrats are confident they finally have a gun issue they can enthusiastically run with, thanks to the Republicans."

"The 10-year ban on semiautomatic, assault-style weapons ends Sept. 13, and because there is likely to be no congressional action before then to extend it, a presidential campaign issue is ready to ignite."

"Democrats can claim hypocrisy, because President Bush has said he supports extending the ban but has done little to follow up. ..."
 

Clinton back in Columbine
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Poster's Note: I expect to see a barrage of photo-ops and illogical pandemonium from gun-grabbers as Congress and the Senate go on summer leave until Sep. 7.

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"Former President Bill Clinton asked to meet privately with Columbine High School families before speaking Tuesday at a fund-raiser for a memorial to victims of the 1999 massacre."
 

Record Destruction Protects Corrupt Gun Dealers, Says Brady Campaign; Undersupervised Gun Dealers Will Start Selling Assault Weapons Sept. 14
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"In a sharply worded report, the Justice Department's Inspector General has found numerous problems with the Department's oversight of gun dealers, and says a new requirement that Brady Act background check records be destroyed within 24 hours will make it easier for corrupt gun dealers to sell guns to criminals." ...

"Here we have the oversight agency for the Justice Department finding that Attorney General Ashcroft's plan to destroy background check records will protect corrupt gun dealers and allow criminals to get guns," said Michael Barnes, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence united with the Million Mom March. "What happened to the Bush Administration's pledge to strongly enforce our gun laws? Now the Justice Department itself has admitted that its policies have weakened the Brady Act."

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Hey, Peter Hamm, care to tell us how many guns used in crimes were actually purchased legally by the thug in question, making a Brady background check worthwhile? We'll give you a hint: Not a whole lot.
 

VPC whines that "assault" weapons ban is not preventing the sale of "assault" weapons
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"More than 40 gunmakers in 22 states are currently marketing 'post-ban' assault weapons ...according to ...a new study released today by the Violence Policy Center (VPC), a Washington, DC-based national research and educational organization. ...The study proves that if the 1994 ban is simply renewed, and not strengthened, every single one of the assault
weapons made by these companies and featured in the study will remain on the market, legal for sale to the American public under federal law."

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Leave it up to the gun banners. They want to supplement one ineffective law with another ineffective law. Considering that these weapons are rarely used in crime, what is the problem?
 

UT: Utah Supreme Court rejects appeal on AOL gun policy
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"The Utah Supreme Court today rejected the appeal of three Ogden America Online employees who were fired four years ago for violating the Internet company's firearms policy."

"At issue was whether an employer's property rights trump the constitutional right to bear arms when it came to the workers Paul Carlson, Luke Hansen and Jason Melling transferring guns between their vehicles in a parking lot outside their place of work."

"The state's justices found that AOL was within its rights to extend its policy to property under its control outside the workplace."

"In so doing, the Utah Supreme Court upheld a 2nd District Court ruling that endorsed the trio's terminations."
 

CA: Family hopes jurors find gun maker found liable
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"Griffin 'Kenzo' Dix's mother and father watched hopefully as testimony commenced Monday at a third civil trial aimed at holding Beretta gun company accountable for their son's accidental shooting death in 1994."

"Beretta should have foreseen that the chamber-loaded indicator on the Beretta 92 Compact L wielded by 14-year-old Michael Soe was so meager that it would go unnoticed, said attorney Elliot Peters, who represents the slain Berkeley teen's parents."

"Beretta lawyers held firm that blame for the tragedy rests with Soe for treating the gun "like a toy" and his father, Clarence, for leaving the pistol where his son could easily get it."
 

MN: Hatch appeals handgun ruling
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"Minnesota Attorney General Mike Hatch has appealed a Ramsey County judge’s decision declaring the state’s newest gun permit law unconstitutional."

"Hatch’s office filed the request today with the Minnesota Court of Appeals. He also asked the Minnesota Supreme Court to expedite the proceedings."

"Along with the appeal, Hatch is asking for a stay of District Judge John T. Finley’s earlier decision to overturn the Minnesota Citizens’ Personal Protection Act, while the appeal is considered."

"Court officials said a separate decision would be issued on the stay request. If granted, it would mean that the new gun permit law is once again in effect until the outcome of Hatch’s appeal." ...
 

ME: Rally calls for weapons ban renewal
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"Maine mothers are calling for the federal government to renew a ban on assault weapons that is set to expire in September."

"During a rally Tuesday in Portland, representatives from the state chapter of the Million Mom March and the Brady Campaign To Prevent Gun Violence called on President Bush and Congress to renew the Assault Weapons Ban." ...

"Portland Police Chief Michael Chitwood says gun violence isn't just a problem in big cities. He says it's a problem throughout Maine. Chitwood says he is one of thousands of law enforcement leaders who support the ban."
 

IL: Guard fired for beating Brown's suspect
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"A Cook County jail guard lost his job Monday for beating a suspect in the Brown's Chicken & Pasta mass murders so severely that the inmate needed two metal plates inserted in his head." ...

"At both a criminal trial in December and before a hearing officer from the Cook County sheriff's office's merit board in May, Wilson said he punched James Degorski in self-defense."

"In December, a Cook County judge ruled prosecutors didn't prove their assault case against Wilson beyond a reasonable doubt and found him not guilty. The sheriff's office still went after Wilson's job, however, taking him to a hearing before the merit board. Unlike the circuit court, the board does not have to reach a finding beyond a reasonable doubt." ...
 

Czechoslovakia: Policeman shoots at jaywalker (Another report)
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A TRAFFIC police officer fired shots when pedestrians in the Czech city of Plzen ignored his warnings not to cross a street illegally, a newspaper has reported.

"A male police officer fired shots with his police pistol on Monday but I cannot say more as the case is currently being investigated," Altmannova said, declining to give further details.

According to Czech daily Pravo the police officer began shooting in the air with his pistol when pedestrians ignored his calls not to cross the street until the pedestrian light was green on Monday afternoon.

One of the shots hit the side of a passing car but no one was injured.

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But only cops and the military should be trusted with guns?
 

TX: Dallas 911 Failure Prompts Concern
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"The 911 emergency response system in Dallas crashed Monday for more than 12 hours, prompting concern about its aging computer components." ...

"Officials said the failure forced emergency dispatchers to operate the system manually, leaving operators no choice but to shuffle paper requests to dispatchers ..." ...

"It fails so often that the fire department trains its people to operate everything manually."

"Still, despite the frequent failures, improvements have been put off for years because of the city's budget crunch."
 

OR: Shooting of raccoon to protect pet chicken ends with an arrest
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"A little more than two weeks on the job as commander, and Rosie Sizer says she has learned about 'gun violence Southeast Precinct-style.' "

"Sure enough, it was an AKS assault rifle, Sizer says. 'A man had used it to shoot a raccoon...He was protecting his neighbor's pet chicken from the raccoon.' "

"So, why was he arrested? Well, funny thing about the law, even good, frontier-minded neighbors can't go around shooting critters if they're convicted felons."

" 'He was an ex-con,' says Sizer... 'He wasn't supposed to have that assault rifle or the other firearms found in his house.' "

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(Notice Sizer's choice of terms, often used by police bureaucrats.)
 

Czechoslovakia: Outraged Czech Cop Shoots at Jaywalker
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"An angry police officer allegedly shot at a man who ignored a red traffic light and crossed a busy street in a southwestern Czech town, authorities said Tuesday. The bullets missed the pedestrian." ...

"The unidentified officer fired several rounds after the pedestrian did not react to his shouts of protest, officials said."
 

UK: Police campaign to cut gun crime
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"A new campaign has been launched in Derbyshire to highlight changes to the law making carry ball-bearing guns in public illegal."

"Derbyshire police are hoping to reduce the number of incidents across the county involving young people and ball-bearing guns, known as BB guns."

"Members of Derbyshire police's armed response vehicle (ARV) unit, along with police youth involvement officers and Derbyshire County Council's trading standards officers, took part in the launch at Belper School, in Kilbourne Road, Belper, today."

"They showed children real and replica guns and told them that, due to a change in the law in January, it is illegal for them to carry an air weapon or imitation firearm in a public place."
 

AZ: Grand jury to decide fate of trailside shooter
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"A Flagstaff grand jury will decide Thursday whether to indict the man who killed 43-year-old Payson resident Grant Kuenzli on a remote trailhead in May, according to the Coconino County Attorney's Office." ...

"In June, Coconino County Attorney Terry Hance made a formal recommendation to the grand jury that Fish be charged with second-degree murder. Hance said his recommendation was because the facts in the case best conformed to that charge."

"'An intentional killing without premeditation,' Hance said. 'Arizona law is specific about use of deadly force and self-defense. It is limited to responding to deadly force. The facts are that an unarmed man was shot three times.' "

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UK: Thief guilty of diamonds raid
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"A Magnum-toting jewel thief is facing a long prison sentence after being found guilty of taking part in Britain's biggest diamonds heist."

"The gunman, Nebojsa Denic, was a member of a group of notorious Balkans robbers - dubbed by detectives as the Pink Panther gang - who carried out armed raids on exclusive jewellers throughout Europe."

"Denic and his boss - known as Marco from Montenegro - took just three minutes to fleece Graff jewellers in Mayfair, central London, of A£23 million worth of diamonds in May last year."
 

MI: Cop faces drug rap
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"A former Flint police officer will be in court today on charges he was found with packaged marijuana just two months after he was acquitted of pistol-whipping an 11-year-old boy."

"Lawrence E. Thomas was arrested in November after a search by Flint officers turned up packaged marijuana."

"Genesee County Prosecutor Arthur A. Busch said at the time police found a large quantity of marijuana packaged to sell."

"Thomas was fired by the city in December but was not arraigned until Friday. It was unclear why there was an 8-month delay between his arrest and arraignment on charges of marijuana delivery, possession with intent to deliver marijuana, carrying a concealed weapon, maintaining a drug vehicle and felony firearm possession." ...
 

TN: Court delayed for state trooper in aggravated assault case
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"The court appearance for a Tennessee Highway patrolman who's accused of aggravated assault was delayed Tuesday." ...

"Grainger County sheriff's deputies arrested Cameron on July 17th after his girlfriend filed a police report claiming he assaulted her using his hands and a deadly weapon. The victim was treated at a Knoxville hospital."

"Cameron posted bond, set at $100,000. He's been instructed not to contact the victim or her family."

"According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Cameron is on paid administrative leave from the department. They've taken his gun, badge and ID while the investigation continues."
 

Australia: Amnesty takes stock, lock and barrel
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"There has been a sea change in public attitudes to firearms since 1988, when the issue helped to unseat the Unsworth government, says the Police Minister, John Watkins."

"Inspecting 10,255 seized weapons, part of those surrendered under the NSW firearms amnesty and the national handgun buy-back from last October to June 30, Mr Watkins said yesterday many people were now willing to co-operate."

"In three NSW firearms amnesties since 1995, more than 237,000 weapons have been surrendered. Twice as many illegal firearms have been given up this time than in the previous amnesty." ...

"Criminals did not take advantage of firearms amnesties. But reducing the number of weapons in circulation decreased the chances of them being stolen and sold on the blackmarket." ...

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What a concept! Criminals won't turn in their weapons so the net effect is to disarm potential victims.
 

VA: Gun rights advocates defend open-carry law
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"Virginians who exercise their right to carry guns in public have been criticized — even ridiculed — in recent days by critics on the both sides of the Potomac. But many gun rights advocates, state lawmakers and residents point out that it's much safer to shop, drive or walk along a street in Virginia than in the District, where handguns are banned and police just declared a 'crime emergency.' " ...

"Virginia Delegate Mark L. Cole agreed that streets are safer when law-abiding citizens can arm themselves."
 

TX: Officer Faces Charges Of Indecency With Child
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"A McKinney patrol officer is out of a job and facing charges of indecency with a child following a criminal and internal investigation."

"Ian Haselman, 28, who was on the McKinney police force for more than two years, is free on a $10,000 bond. The Rev. Ronald Wright knows the 12-year-old alleged victim's mother. He went to the police chief with allegations of indecency. Wright said the victim's mother was having a relationship with the officer. '[Haselman] drove up to a park in a cruiser and began [performing a lewd act],' Wright said. '[The victim's mother] said all of the sudden her daughter came up and she said, 'You need to stop because my daughter is going to see you,' and his response was, 'I don't care, she can watch, too.' There was no contact of any nature between Haselman and the child. ..."
 

South Africa: Salt River Residents 'Live in Fear of Attacks By Police'
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"A group of Salt River residents claim they are being besieged by police who regularly beat them up and damage their homes amid allegations that they hide drugs."

"People living in Bromwell Road - a road where drug merchants are known to operate - claimed that police brutality was causing fear in the neighbourhood."

"They alleged that innocent bystanders were regularly assaulted and threatened whenever a local tavern was raided for drugs."

"A police spokesman said senior police were meeting today about the incidents, and would address residents' allegations." ...

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But only cops and the military should have guns, right Sarah? They would never abuse their power, would they?
 

Zimbabwe: Elderly SA couple robbed twice on Zim's roads
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"A Cape Town woman has warned motorists travelling to Zimbabwe to be vigilant after her elderly parents were viciously attacked, then had their car ransacked while they tried to recover from the first attack."

"Janine MacDonald, 41, of Edgemead told this week of how her parents Ronnie, 71, and Patricia Fitzmaurice, 70, of Humewood, Port Elizabeth, survived the serious violent attacks." ...

"On Friday, July 9, shortly after 8pm they were approaching Harare when they had a puncture." ...

"Fitzmaurice said from Harare on Monday that as he was about to change their vehicle's flat wheel, two men appeared and pistol-whipped him, flinging him to the ground." ...
 

CA: Officer accused of gawking at women
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"A San Francisco police officer faces internal charges that he abandoned his traffic control duties at the airport so he could fiddle with surveillance cameras and ogle women as they walked through the terminal."

"Officer William Rossi, a 25-year veteran assigned to the traffic company at San Francisco International Airport, is accused in departmental charges of using the closed-circuit surveillance system at Terminal One substation three different times Feb. 29 to 'focus on women's breasts and buttocks.' "
 

WA: Letter to Editor, Ellensburg, WA, (Blog)
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"It has now been 2 months since Ellensburg Police responded with over 4 officers to Fred Meyers while I was shopping with my wife, legally carrying my unconcealed weapon, (Colt 1911). They detained me, took my handgun, grilled my wife and myself with questions, and attempted to get me removed from the business through store managers..."


"...Moreover, with terrorism on the rise, a citizen equipped with the unique item that can adequately defend against terror should be commended."
 

MO: Sheriff says gun permits still held up by funding
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"Sheriff Tom Phillips said he will continue to wait and see what the state decides to do, before he issues any permits for concealed weapons in Jackson County."

"...Phillips said he is not against issuing the permits, he just wants the state to pay for the additional costs that are incurred."

"There is still no funding available for this measure. According to state law, the fee we can charge is only to be used for training and equipment. Since we're expecting about 2,000 to 3,000 requests for permits to be filed within the first week in Jackson County, our need with this is not for training and equipment. It is for personnel..."
 

NY: Ilion police receive gun locks from Project ChildSafe
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"The Ilion police department has received gun locks to be distributed to village residents as part of a nation-wide program promoting child safety when it comes to firearms."

"Project ChildSafe, run by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, has provided the Ilion police department with 800 gun locks to be given out to the community."

"Project ChildSafe, the nation's largest firearm safety education program, is a component of President George W. Bush's Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative to reduce gun-related violence in the U.S. Its purpose is to encourage all firearm owners to practice safe and responsible ownership and storage."
 

Australia: No jail time for armed robber
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Disarmed populace. Armed thugs. Lenient judgments for criminals. And you wonder why Australia's violent crime rates are skyrocketing?

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AN armed robber has been allowed to walk free after a court heard how the trauma of working as a volunteer fireman turned him into a gambling addict.

Thomas Herbert McIlwain, 20, pointed an unloaded rifle at a shopkeeper and her 13-year-old daughter.

It was his first criminal offence.

Darwin Supreme Court judge David Angel said McIlwain had been traumatised and turned to gambling after being called to two accidents near the West Australian border.

A friend died in the first crash.
 

VA: Loaded Statement (Letter)
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The gun-rights advocates featured in the July 16 Metro article "Gun-Toting in Va. Educates Public, Advocates Say" and the July 15 front-page article "Guns Worn in Open Legal, but Alarm Va." do their cause no favors by flaunting their pistols in public places.

No one is contesting their right to carry pistols in the open. But choosing to do so is gratuitously confrontational and borderline immature. Their need to display their weapons in Starbucks for supposed self-defense reasons is laughable.

As an attorney, I know I have the right to wear a T-shirt with a curse word to court if I am making a political statement. I choose not to, however, out of respect for myself and my fellow citizens.

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How can this supposed "attorney" compare carrying a firearm for self defense to uttering an obscenity in court? Will carrying a gun somehow insult people? It makes one wonder what kind of disingenuous comparisons he spews in the courtroom!
 

Nigeria: Army Explains Assault Against Rivers Cultists
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"Nigerian Army has said its ongoing operations against members of cult gangs in Rivers State, were aimed at ridding the state of cult menace and violent crimes."

"In the statement ... the July 13 assault on the cult enclave at Amadi-Ama, was described as a huge success with the arrest of 40 members of the cult gang while eight were killed in gun battle with the soldiers."

"The operation, the Army further said, led to the seizure of eight assault rifles, one locally made single barrel gun and a double barrel pistol as well as 1, 543 rounds of various types of ammunition in addition to eight different types of rifle magazines and ammunition belt." ...

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And why might these "cultists" think they need guns?
 

Australia: NSW minister hails gun buyback scheme
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"A New South Wales gun buyback operating since last October has netted 30,000 firearms, with the last cache to be destroyed later this week."

"The buyback is part of a plan to outlaw a range of handguns across Australia and was agreed to after a proposal put forward by Prime Minister John Howard."

"A dual program has been operating - a buyback and an amnesty - with 50,000 tonnes of weapons to be melted down since it began."

"Police Minister John Watkins says it means safer communities."
 

CT: Norwich police officers hope to beef up their arsenal
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"A recent string of violence has police one Southeastern Connecticut city asking for new crime fighting tools."

"So far this year there have been nine murders in New London County, up from two this same time last year."

"In Norwich where the rate is about the same, three so far. The concern is more about how to be prepared for any dangerous situation."

"The standard issue gun for Norwich police officers is a forty caliber Smith and Wesson but after this recent search for a murder suspect at the Ponemah Mill, some officers are thinking they might want to add to their fire power."
 

Stun-gun manufacturer Taser's CEO fights death claims; reports strong sales
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"Taser International Inc. executives Tuesday rebutted recent reports that the company's weapons have killed people in police custody."

"The Scottsdale, Ariz., maker of stun guns also reported strong sales and profit growth for the second quarter. In a conference call with analysts Tuesday, Taser executives took aim at an article in The New York Times Sunday that alleged that at least 50 people have died since 2001 after being shocked by Taser guns, including six people in June alone."
 

NV: Las Vegas police to review Taser policy
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"LAS VEGAS Nevada's largest police department will review whether officers should use Taser stun guns on handcuffed suspects."

"Clark County Sheriff Bill Young says he's been rethinking the policy since a coroner's inquest cleared an officer last month in the Taser-related death of a handcuffed detainee."

"The inquest concluded the Taser was a contributing factor in 26-year-old William Lomax's death following a fight with security guards at a Las Vegas Housing Authority complex."
 

Something Happened!
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"No one knows exactly when it happened, and it was probably even longer before it was spoken eloquently. Some people have tried to frame it in individual words like, Freedom, Liberty and Independence. And Freedom is the word I choose. But the concept and the reality cannot be limited to mere words. The reason that it cannot be limited to words is because to many it is so emotionally dynamic and individually defined that no one person can say exactly what it is to another individual."
 

CO: Deadly pace in police gun use
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"Fatal police shootings in Denver are on pace to make this the department's deadliest decade in a generation."

"Police have killed nearly four of every five suspects they've shot since the start of 2001 - a rate almost twice as deadly as any decade since the 1970s."

"At this rate, Denver police will have killed about 50 people in shootings by the beginning of the next decade. That's just 15 fewer fatalities than police have logged in the last two decades combined." ...

"Police officials, potentially facing a U.S. Justice Department inquiry into the department's use of deadly force, say they are aware of the increased lethality of their officers but have no easy explanation for it."
 

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Americans who value freedom had better be more concerned about the gun control crowd than the criminals. The criminals want your money. The Neo-Totalitarians want your freedom. — Charlie Reese

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