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US Senate Takes Up Bill to Protect Gun Industry
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"The Senate Tuesday opened debate on a measure to give the U.S. gun industry broad protection from civil lawsuits, a top priority of the gun lobby and an anathema to gun control groups."

"The legislation, which would grant gun makers immunity from most civil liability lawsuits, is likely to pass with support from most Senate Republicans and a number of Democrats from rural or southern states. But gun control advocates hope to attach amendments, possibly including a measure that would impose tighter regulation of sales at gun shows."
 

Minutemen Say No To Government Co-opt.
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"Last week, Homeland Security border security chief Robert Bonner claimed the Department of Homeland Security was exploring ways in which the department might incorporate civilians into its Border Patrol operation. A day later a spokesman for DHS denied that any plans were being drawn up for an official civilian program through the department."

"Either way, say Minuteman officials, they will keep their organization independent of any government supervision."
 

Iraq Constitution May Erode Women's Rights and Ban Gun Ownership
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"A chapter of Iraq's draft constitution obtained by The Associated Press gives Islam a major role in Iraqi civil law, raising concerns that women could lose rights in marriage, divorce and inheritance."

"The proposal also appears to rule out non-governmental militias, an area addressed Monday by the new U.S. ambassador, Zalmay Khalilzad. Urging Iraqis to build national institutions, he said there is no place for factional forces that 'build the infrastructure for a future civil war.'"

While not specifically addressing militias, the draft chapter would permit Iraqis to form only political parties and would ban individuals from possessing weapons.
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Tell me again why we're over there.

 

Interactive Sports Entertainment & Marketing Releases NRA High Power Competition, the Premiere Game/Simulator for Military-Style, Competitive Shooting
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"The second title in the NRA Shooting Sports Game Series, NRA High Power Competition, was released today by Interactive Sports Entertainment and Marketing, Inc. 'ISE' (formerly Speedco Shooting Sports, Inc.). NRA High Power Competition brings all of the fun and competition of one of the most popular forms of military style competitive shooting to the home computer."

"A true-to-life simulation of high power rifle shooting, NRA High Power Competition provides valuable resources which teach the rules, procedures and safety of the sport. Grant Ubl, top-ranked, competitive shooter and owner of two major long range shooting websites, long-range.com and nationalmatch.us, states, 'Imagine training juniors with this game before they ever fire a live round... Think of how much this will shorten their learning curve!'"
 

U.N.'s web too knotty for world's Web
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"I recently spent four days at the United Nations headquarters in New York City. ..." ...

"Lest gun control advocates dismiss these concerns over the United Nations' effort to undermine our Second Amendment rights as the unfounded fears of an NRA board member (which I am), consider yet another example in which Kofi Annan's bureaucracy is inserting itself into the domestic policies of a member state. The United Nations has determined that efforts by a sovereign nation — in this case, the African country of Zimbabwe — to tear down massive slums in urban areas represents a 'catastrophic injustice' that is tantamount to the worst excesses of bygone colonial eras. ..." ...

"The meddling by the United Nations is boundless. ..."
 

Battle Against Terrorism Demands Moral Conviction, Says Gun Law Expert
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"'Our struggle against terrorism today necessitates absolute and determined moral conviction,' says gun law expert John Michael Snyder."

"Snyder is the author of a book about a mid-18th Century Catholic seminarian who in his own time and place manifested just such conviction." ...

"Snyder thinks the kind of determined courage Possenti manifested nearly 150 years ago is the same kind of moral conviction needed today in the international battle against contemporary terrorists."
 

The NRA Fights Back II - Who's The Aggressor Here?
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"The NRA’s position is to respond in a businesslike or adult fashion to unprofessional or adolescent actions." ...

"Bans do no good, and in the Columbus PR debacle, it reflects a most immature attitude in failing to make a city business connection between hosting a guest and insulting them and still expecting the insult to have no effect."

"That’s teenage thinking, but there’s nothing new in that among liberals."

"In short, who is the aggressor here?"
 

Bush Administration Statement on Senate Bill Repeats Lies of the National Rifle Association, Says Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"A statement issued today by the White House on a bill that would give unprecedented legal immunity to the most reckless gun sellers in America 'grossly misrepresents the lawsuits targeted by the bill and insults gun violence victims who are seeking justice in our courts,' said Michael D. Barnes, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence."

"The Bush Administration's Office of Management and Budget issued the Statement of Administration Policy this morning, as the Senate began consideration of the legislation. The Senate's Republican leadership chose to shove aside critical Defense Department legislation to bring up the National Rifle Association drafted bill."
 

CCRKBA Blasts Washington Post for Hypocrisy on Industry Protection
Submitted by: News Admin

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"...the Washington Post whined that the proposed Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act would provide an 'unfair and irrational special-interest shield from civil justice.'"

"Many American citizens, and at least one federal grand jury, might argue that a shield law to protect reporters from disclosing sources, even in criminal investigations, is also an unfair and irrational shield for a special-interest, in this case, the press... Yet the Washington Post recently editorialized that 'Almost all states recognize some form of privilege for reporters.' It clearly appears that the Washington Post is quite comfortable with a special privilege for the media industry that it does not care to share with the firearms industry."
 

CA: Report: State Drops Ball On Domestic Violence
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"California's justice system performs abysmally when it comes to handling domestic violence cases, even allowing abusers to own firearms, which is prohibited by law, according to a state report issued Tuesday."
 

No Gun Dealer Bailout
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"If the NRA and Mr. Frist had had their way, Bull's Eye Shooter Supply, the gun dealer that negligently allowed the Bushmaster rifle to reach the hands of Washington snipers John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo, would not have been successfully sued by families of six victims and the two victims who survived the ambushes. Instead, as part of a settlement, the dealer agreed to pay the families and victims $2.5 million. The GOP leader and the NRA want to shield gun purveyors from that kind of justice. The Senate should say no."
 

NY: Gun shop settled suits in Wendy's massacre
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"Two lawsuits against the gun shop that sold the weapon used to kill five employees of a Queens Wendy's in 2000 have been quietly settled, the Daily News has learned."

"Jaquione Johnson, 21, who survived being shot in the head, and the mother of slaying victim Anita Smith, 22, separately sued Atlantic Gun & Tackle of Bedford Heights, Ohio, for negligence. The suits alleged that the gun shop should have known that the woman who purchased the .380-caliber handgun was buying it for her shady boyfriend."

"Word that Johnson's suit had been settled got out when Joan Truman-Smith's lawyer, Elisa Barnes, referred to Johnson's deal in court last month. Attorneys for the gun shop objected and the mention was stricken from the record, but the shop later settled with Truman-Smith. No terms were revealed for either case."
 

DC: Norton Holds Meeting On Plan to Ease Gun Limits
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (website - news - bio) will hold a community meeting tonight. She wants to hear from D.C. residents about a congressional proposal to ease the city's gun limits.

D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams and Police Chief Charles Ramsey also are expected to attend the meeting, which is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. at Shaw Junior High School in Northwest.

The House voted last month to prohibit the District from enforcing a law that requires firearms kept in homes to be unloaded and disassembled, or to have a safety lock on the trigger.

The Senate has yet to vote on the proposal.

 

MD: Gun owners seek clarification on code
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"What defines a subdivision in Prince George County?"

"Gun owners would like to know."

"The current code provides no specific definition."

"A subdivision has been interpreted as any parcel of land broken into lots, board members said. That includes lots of all sizes. The county code prohibits shooting guns of any kind, except in the lawful defense of person or property, in any residential subdivision."
 

OH: Ohioans For Concealed Carry Picnic Attracts Statewide Candidates
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"Ohioans For Concealed Carry is pleased to announce their second annual 'Party In The Park' will be held this weekend in central Ohio. They are returning to Liberty Township and the very accommodating Liberty Park."

"Festivities begin at 11 a.m. and will continue throughout the early afternoon. Speakers will begin addressing the crowd after 1 p.m."

"This year's keynote speaker is Ohio Attorney General Jim Petro. Jim Petro is a candidate for the Republican nomination for Governor of Ohio, and will be joined this weekend by his running mate, Phil Heimlech."
 

UK: Met boss reveals gun death threat
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"SIR IAN BLAIR, the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, has revealed that armed officers have come close to shooting suspected terrorists dead on seven occasions since the July 7 bombings in London."

"He told Jon Snow of Channel 4 News last night that he could not guarantee that another innocent man would not be shot because officers have had to assess whether a suspect is a suicide bomber on 250 occasions in the past 20 days."

 

Papua New Guinea: Armed policemen storm university
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"A POLICE raid at UPNG on Monday night resulted in a number of male students sustaining serious injuries, including fractured bones. Police mounted a sweeping raid on four main University of PNG first-year male student dormitories, namely Talaigu, Hetura, Kapandu and Nimuro, an hour after responding to and resolving a violent confrontation between students and university security personnel." ...

"Several sources told The National police had fired tear gas into the dormitories, and then started forcing the students out of their dormitories and started to physically assault them."
 

UK: Gun in panties mum is freed
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"A YOUNG mother caught with a loaded gun in her knickers walked free from court yesterday."

"Nicola Sterling, 26, hid the weapon in her pants after police stopped her for drink-driving and found a small piece of cannabis in her car."

"Cops strip-searched Sterling and discovered the 3in-long gun. It was disguised to look like an electronic car key."

"Both the gun's barrels were loaded. Experts found it could leave a bullet embedded in a door at a range of 20 metres."

"Former heroin addict Sterling claimed she bought the gun in a pub for protection after suffering a sex attack. She said she believed it only fired CS gas."
 

TASER International Clarifies TASER X26C Citizen Educational and Product Information Campaign in Miami, FL
Submitted by: medicdave

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" 'We have seen rampant amounts of misinformation concerning tomorrow's Miami, Florida press conference for our TASER X26C program which needs clarification,' said Tom Smith, president of TASER International."

"The TASER X26C allows citizens to use the same personal protection technology used today by over 7,800 law enforcement agencies, but with important safeguards designed to ensure responsible usage and reduce the potential for misuse."

"The TASER X26C has a closer range (max. 15 ft.) than the law enforcement X26 model (max. 25 ft.) to maintain a tactical advantage for law enforcement officers. The X26C also operates at a slightly lower power output than the law enforcement X26."

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How is the "the same"?
 

UK: Police dismay after sheriff grants hunter Magnum licence
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"A HUNTER yesterday won the right to use a .44 Magnum revolver - 'the most powerful handgun in the world' - to kill deer on estates throughout the Scottish Highlands."

"Trevor Jeans, a professional deerstalker who culls at least 300 deer a year, went to court after Northern Constabulary refused his application to carry the weapon, made famous in Dirty Harry, the cult thriller film starring Clint Eastwood."

"In the wake of the Dunblane shootings in 1996, the government outlawed handguns, with the exception of cases where professions such as vets or slaughtermen need the weapons as part of their job."
 

MN: Work continues in gun safety training
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"Picking up and using a gun may be a birthright for every young American, but teaching the responsibility that comes with it is up to men like Tony Rondeau."

"Rondeau is a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist and sportsman. After work, he joins some fellow volunteers in teaching the Minnesota Firearms Safety Program in Fergus Falls -- a program that is celebrating its 50th year."

"Rondeau himself is a product of a firearm safety program. His maternal grandfather was a hunter and gave him an interest in the sport. By the time he was 19, he was interested in sharing what he knew."
 

Commentary on TASER article [selfdefenseproject.org]
Submitted by: medicdave

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"Unfortunately, Taser believes that responsible citizens shouldn’t have access to the technology that law enforcement uses. The X26C - the “citizen” version - has a range that’s 10' shorter than the 25' range of the X26, and is less-powerful. I guess that means... that your life is only 60% as valuable as that of a police officer."

"Why should ordinary citizens pay $1000 for a tool that no self-respecting police officer would consider using? For $500, you or I can purchase a Glock handgun, chambered for the same rounds as Officer Friendly’s gun. You and I will show statistically more accurate results. In fact, according to Cramer and Kopel (1994), police accidentally kill innocent people in 11% of shootings... only 2% for citizens!"
 

HI: Project Childsafe protecting keiki
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"Kids are naturally curious, and when it comes to firearms, that curiosity can be deadly. Gun owners in Hawaii now have a free way to safeguard those firearms."

"There are thousands of sport shooters and hunters in Hawaii, many of them with families. For those concerned about firearm safety in homes with small children, the answer may be gun locks."
 

OH: Gun Locks Distributed To Law Enforcement
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"A Project ChildSafe representative was in the county issuing over 1,500 free gun locks and gun safety educational material to area law enforcement agencies Monday."

"Robert Spangler, project representative, was in the area to promote safe firearms handling and storage practices among firearms owners as part of the nationwide Project ChildSafe program. ..."

"Spangler distributed over 1,500 free gun locks to six law enforcement agencies across the county, including the sheriff's office, and police departments in Sallisaw, Gans, Vian, Marble City, and Gore. Residents may pick up the gun locks at any of those agencies."
 

ID: Pocatello policeman suspended after sexual assault allegation
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Pocatello Police Chief Ed Guthrie says he's sent a preliminary report to prosecutors on allegations that an officer sexually assaulted a woman in her home while he was on duty.

The officer hasn't been publicly identified because he hasn't been charged with a crime.

But Guthrie confiscated his gun, badge and identification card when the chief suspended him less than 24 hours after the alleged assault happened Thursday night.

A disciplinary hearing for the officer is planned for tomorrow to determine whether he'll keep his job.
 

KY: Soldier, Uncle Plead Guilty To Smuggling Guns Out Of Iraq
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"A Fort Campbell soldier and his uncle have pleaded guilty to charges they smuggled 18 machine guns out of Iraq and tried to sell them in the US."

"Guy Brown and Nigel Brown, of Hopkinsville, face up to ten years in prison, a $250,000 fine and supervised release for up to three years."
 

CT: Tasers give departments deadly force alternative
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"When an armed and suicidal city man barricaded himself in his home in May, city police stood ready with hands on .40-caliber Smith & Wesson sidearms."

"But it was a jolt of electricity fired through a window -- not a bullet -- that ended the standoff without the use of deadly force."

"The incident was one of four in May in which city police used the Taser. It was an anomaly, Norwich Police Sgt. Christopher Ferace said. The department, he said, has shot one of the two devices in use only a half-dozen times during the year and a half of use."
 

HI: Free Gunlocks Available to Local Gun Owners
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"More than 60,000 free gunlocks will be given out to Hawaii residents as part of a national gun safety program."

"Lieutenant Governor James 'Duke' Aiona is announcing the launch of the Project ChildSafe program today along with representatives from the National Lieutenant Governors Association."
 

LA: Louisiana Governor Writes NRA La Pierre For Convention
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"I understand that the National Rifle Association is currently deliberating on the location for its 2007 national convention. I am writing to urge you to consider Louisiana as the site for this convention."

"As a hunter and gun owner representing a state filled with avid hunters and gun enthusiasts, I can assure you that the National Rifle Association will receive a very warm welcome from the citizens of Louisiana. Several of our cities have ample facilities for your meeting and hotel accommodations for your members."

"As you know, Louisiana is world renown for its hospitality, its cuisine and its wide range of outdoor activities. It´s for no insignificant reason that we are known as the Sportsman´s Paradise."
 

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