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Attack on "Fahrenheit 911" documentary shows 'Constitution is on fire'
Submitted by: LFA Editor
Website: http://www.libertyforall.net

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"The attack on Michael Moore's new documentary, "Fahrenheit 9/11," shows that free speech has come under an unprecedented assault in America, thanks to the campaign finance law passed by Congress last year, says Libertarian presidential candidate Michael Badnarik.

"'The Constitution is on fire -- a fire that was set when Democrats and Republicans passed their so-called campaign finance reform law,' says Badnarik, who was nominated by the party on May 30. 'The attempt to gag Michael Moore demonstrates that McCain-Feingold was just an excuse to outlaw political criticism.'" ...
 

Homeland Insecurity: Air passengers taught self-defense
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Responding to the air-travel anxieties since 9-11, an airline pilot and two aviation security experts have compiled a book to help passengers and crew defend themselves in the case of a terrorist attack."

"'Never Again' is a 'self-defense guide for the flying public' with some 200 illustrations of hand-to-hand combat situations that could unfold in an airline cabin."

"'Unless law enforcement is aboard, passengers and flight attendants are the first line of defense,' co-author Mark Bogosian told WorldNetDaily."

"An American Airlines captain, Bogosian notes that prior to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, flight crews were trained to cooperate with hijackers, but the suicide operation that turned airliners into missiles changed everything." ...
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KABA Note: A book on self-defense while flying is criminally incomplete unless it contains sections on revolvers vs. semi-autos, compact vs. full-size, and the relative merits of various frangible ammunition.
 

Firearms are our weapons of mass destruction
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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... "Approximately 35,000 people will be killed this year by gun violence in this nation. That is nearly 40 times more people than will be killed in Canada and nearly 1,000 times more people than will be killed in Japan. The United States has the highest rate of deaths by gun violence than all the industrialized nations. There are over 222 million firearms in the United States. 30,708 people died from firearm injuries in 1998. There are 35 times more firearms in the U.S. than in Canada."

"In the United Kingdom handguns are outlawed entirely. Police officers do not even carry guns. England, Japan and Australia have far less gun ownership than the U.S. In both England and Japan police forces rely on the ability to exercise search and seizure with ease. England has evolved culturally to the point, where firearms are not needed, as a significant part of society. ..." ...
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Since "cultural evolution" carries with it a violent crime rate 2 to 2.5 times higher than ours in the US, you can have it.

Feel free to contact the editor on this and the other ignorant statements that abound in this piece at opinion@journaltimes.com.
 

CA: Gun groups fight rifle ban in court
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"Gun-rights supporters filed legal papers in federal court Tuesday seeking to block Contra Costa County from enforcing its ban on the sale of .50-caliber rifles.
Attorneys representing a coalition of gun enthusiasts, manufacturers, publishers and retailers will appear in U.S. District Court in San Francisco on Aug. 12 requesting a preliminary injunction."

"A month ago, the groups sued the county in federal court, charging that the ordinance violates First Amendment free speech rights and is preempted by state law." ...

"The lawsuit argues that the county ordinance infringes on free speech by effectively barring magazines and newsletters that happen to contain advertisements for .50-caliber rifles." ...
 

TN: Bat didn't stop father, son testifies [neither did calling 9-1-1]
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"The baseball bat was a silent sentry, propped near the front door should ex-husband Parker Ray Elliott appear." ...

"When Parker Elliott struck his daughter, Seth Elliott hit him on the side of the head with the bat."

"That's when his father shot Seth in the foot, he said."

"When he shot me, my sister backed up, so he came into the bedroom and started to break stuff,' Seth said."

"'I hit him in the back with the bat. He fell onto the bed and took my sister with him when he went down.'"

"'I hit him two or three times, and then I started running to get some help.'" ...

"Freda Elliott had grabbed a telephone and raced into her bedroom closet, making a frantic call for help to 911."

"In it, she pleaded for her life and the lives of her children, shrieking, 'Parker, don't hurt my babies! Parker, why are you killing my babies?'" ...
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Baseball bat vs. pistol: bat loses.
Call 9-1-1 vs. pistol: caller loses.
 

CA: Brandon's Arms: Help Keep Defective Guns off the Street (JTO)
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"Our efforts to stop notorious junk gun-maker Bryco Arms from putting more defective guns on the streets got a boost two weeks ago. A federal bankruptcy judge delayed the proposed sale to Bryco's plant manager Paul Jimenez. We now have 5 days to raise enough money to buy and destroy the gun-making equipment and more than 75,000 guns."

"Just $2 per gun could stop Bryco Arms. Your donation will help protect other innocent children. Visit www.brandonsarms.org for more information or email us at: info@brandonsarms.org." ...

"Bryco deliberately designed a pistol so that its safety had to be set to "fire" while unloading, making the trigger active and accidents more likely. ..." ...
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KABA Note: John Browning's Model 1911 .45 has the same "design flaw".
 

CA: Father Saves Son During Home Invasion by Taking Gun From BG and Opening Fire
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"A 12-year-old boy was pistol-whipped Tuesday during a home invasion, but authorities said that it could have been much worse had it not been for the quick thinking of his father." ...

"Investigators told Action 4 News the boy's father, Moises Duran, had just arrived home from work and noticed that something was not right at his home.

"'All he saw was one of the male subjects with a gun and pointing a gun at him saying, 'I need money or marijuana' or something like that,' said Cpl. Larry Sanchez with the Progresso Police Department."

Duran then tried to grab the handgun from the suspect and a struggle ensued."

"He said the suspect hit him several times with the gun, but managed to take it away, and then opened fire on the suspects." ...
 

UK: Rush for alarms as sex beast strikes again
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"TERRIFIED women have bought up to 1,000 panic alarms in a Greater Manchester town where a sex attacker has now claimed his 11th victim."

"Detectives in Rochdale have linked an attack on a 17-year-old girl with the pervert, who is believed to have already targeted 10 other women."

"Community safety chiefs have had to open their Saturday advice shop during weekday afternoons after being swamped with requests to buy hand-held alarms." ...

"Up to 200 of the panic alarms, which emit a 130 decibel scream, were snapped up in a single day. One school has bought 59 alarms." ...
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A gunshot is typically 140 decibels, and a "sex beast" is less likely to just run off and victimize another 17 year old.
 

UK: Self defence classes for Rochdale women as serial sex attacker strikes again [same attacker, different approach]
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Self defence classes are being offered to woman in Rochdale after the latest assault by a serial sex attacker.

The man has struck more than ten times in various locations around the town.

The latest attack happened at ten past six yesterday morning when a 17-year-old girl was indecently assaulted in Kirkholt.

In the past the man's victims have included girls as young as eleven.

The next class is tomorrow evening and women are being advised to contact Rochdale's community safety department for information.
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Training required for a 110 pound woman to fight off a 200 pound attacker: 3 - 6 months. Time for the same woman to become sufficiently trained to shoot said attacker: 3 - 6 hours.
 

MI: Detroit mayor 'finally gets it' about thugs with guns
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"The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) today applauded Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick for 'finally getting it' about fixing responsibility for a violent act on the perpetrator, and not holding firearms owners responsible as a group." ...

"SAF Founder Alan Gottlieb stated, 'We would like to congratulate Mayor Kilpatrick, who has apparently figured out that the conduct of one thug with a gun does not represent the conduct of millions of law-abiding American firearms owners. He most assuredly does not represent the tens of thousands of Michigan residents who are licensed to legally carry firearms for their personal protection.'" ...
 

OH: Woman who depended on 'paper protection' slain, former boyfriend accused
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"An Ottawa County man was arraigned yesterday in the killings of his former girlfriend and a male companion at a Fremont-area home." ...

"According to authorities, Mr. Zenowicz confessed to the killings after a lengthy interview Monday night with detectives from the Ottawa County and Sandusky County sheriffs' departments." ...

"Mr. Zenowicz was charged May 14 with domestic violence, a fifth-degree felony, after an incident involving Ms. Fonseca, Sheriff Gangwer said."

"She then obtained a temporary protection order against Mr. Zenowicz, which was in effect at the time of her death, the sheriff said." ...
 

CA: Are SF Cops Outgunned?
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San Francisco police say they are so outgunned in some parts of town that they want to carry assault-style weapons for self-defense.

So far this year, there have been 53 homicides in the city -- 12 more than last year.

"It's necessary to have the additional firepower, or at least the potential for additional firepower, when we come upon these situations where these criminals seem to have no problem getting their hands on these weapons," said Gary Delagnes of the Police Officers Association.

Police in San Jose already have the assault-style guns. Officers undergo special training to use the weapons, which the department says are brought out only in specific situations.
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KABA notes the following:

CA has had an "assault weapon" ban that is stricter than the federal law, for several years longer than the federal law.

According to Brady et al., "the sole purpose of these guns to kill the most number of people in the shortest amount of time." So why do cops want them?
 

AZ: Jury to begin deciding Lovelace's case today
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"Jurors today were to begin deciding the fate of a former Chandler police officer accused in the on-duty shooting death of an Ahwatukee Foothills mother." ...

"In closing arguments Tuesday, prosecutor Vince Imbordino argued that Lovelace had committed a criminal act, saying police have authority to take a human life only if they follow the law. He said Nelson was a suspect entitled to due process of law."

"'Just because we put a uniform on somebody and put a gun around their waist doesn't mean they are free to do whatever they want,' he said. 'A duty to investigate, a duty to detain, does not include a duty to murder Mrs. Nelson.'" ...
 

Thailand: Officers ‘just said sorry and left’
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"An elderly couple, their daughter-in-law and her baby, aged one year and six months, were roused out of bed at 1am on Tuesday to face a nightmare as 100 police commandos pounded their Bang Saai home with gunfire before a search."

"Nissai Satakurama, 70 and his wife Udom, 65, said they experienced the longest and most traumatic night of their life that night."

“'Look at my home. The whole building is riddled with more than 200 bullet holes. The police just said sorry and left. I don’t understand the heavy shooting and rough treatment needed against two old people,' said Udom." ...
 

India: City residents fear misuse of weapons by policemen
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"THE incident in which the gunman of SP City killed three persons by firing from his service AK 47 rifle on Sunday night has caused panic among many city residents about misuse of weapons by policemen. It is learnt that the accused gunman used to take his service rifle home after duty hours. According to rules, however, every gunman is supposed to deposit his weapons with the security in charge after his duty hours are over."

"A number of city residents have become panicky after the incident. They fear that the incident may be repeated if the tendency of police personnel taking their officials weapons home is not checked. ..." ...
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But only cops and the military, right Sarah?
 

Assault weapons ban to expire soon unless voters push renewal
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"The sight of Iraqis toting AK-47 assault rifles on the streets of Baghdad is common in the news, and a scary image. Thank goodness America's streets are safe from that kind of firepower, you might be thinking."

"But the 10-year-old federal ban on assault rifles in the United States is about to expire on Sept. 13."

"Congress has about 13 working days left to renew the assault weapons ban, otherwise the door will open once more for the manufacture and sale of AK-47s, Uzis, TEC-9s and other assault weapons in America. These are military style weapons that can fire bullets as fast as the shooter pulls the trigger." ...
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Ed Mcgivern could shoot 5 shots from a revolver in less than a second. Shall we ban them next?
 

OR: Stand up to the NRA: Bush should seek renewed assault weapons ban
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"Unless President Bush finds the political courage to stand up to the National Rifle Association, the 10-year-old federal ban on assault weapons will expire Sept. 13."

"If Bush doesn't use his bully pulpit to persuade Congress to extend the ban - and it wouldn't take much presidential preaching to get the job done - people will soon be able to waltz out of their local gun shops carrying AK-47s, Uzis, TEC-9 pistols and other military-style weapons."

"That's not just packing heat - it's packing forest fire. Semi-automatic assault weapons are designed for one purpose: to kill as many human beings as possible - and as quickly as possible. ..." ...
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KABA again asks: if this is the case then why do police squad cars routinely carry these weapons?
 

WI: Survey Says 73 Pct. of WI Likely Voters Want to Keep Federal Assault Weapons Ban; Law Enforcement, Advocates Urge Sensenbrenner to Act Before Ban Expires in Two Months
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"Law enforcement joined advocates today in urging U.S. Rep. James F. Sensenbrenner (R-5th District) to heed President Bush's call for House action banning assault weapons. On June 24, White House spokesman Ken Lisaius said President Bush supports banning assault weapons, and is 'waiting for the House to act,' according to the Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort." ...
 

VIN SUPRYNOWICZ: Not exactly an air-tight case
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... "'Fahrenheit 9/11' attempts to blame the events of Sept. 11 on George Bush ... "

"Given the ineffectiveness of the Clinton administration's response to earlier al-Qaida provocations, why should we believe President Al Gore somehow could or would have prevented the events of Sept. 11?"

"The only way the events of Sept. 11 could have been partially prevented was if law-abiding Americans had been allowed to carry their own firearms onto those planes."

"Would Al Gore have restored that right to self-defense during his first year in office? Does Moore -- author of the anti-self-defense screed "Bowling for Columbine" -- favor such a reform, even today? Does John Kerry?" ...
 

South Africa Gun Law Aims to End Carnage (JTO)
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"With an annual rate of 30 small-arms deaths per 100,000 people, South Africa now ranks second in the world, behind Colombia, in gun killings. However, the country's new Firearms Control Act is aimed at addressing the problem, All Africa and Voice of America reported July 1."

"Each year, the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland, conducts the international Small Arms Survey on the proliferation of small arms." ...

"The report shows that South Africa leads Africa in firearm-related violent crimes, with 58.5 percent of robberies and 48 percent of murders involving firearms. Africa overall accounts for 18 percent of worldwide murders and suicides committed with a firearm." ...
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And if it doesn't work I'm sure they'll repeal it.
 

Rwanda: Angry Lekota blames UN, France for genocide
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"South African defence minister Mosiuoa Lekota on Tuesday chastised the United Nations and the French government for not taking responsibility for their role in the 1994 Rwandan genocide which left an estimated 800 000 people dead."

"Shaking his head incredulously, Lekota stared at a bed of partially mummified remains lying in their final throes of death, when he visited the Murambi Genocide Memorial in Southern Rwanda."

"'We Africans must never again let others lead missions to protect or secure our people,' he stated angrily." ...
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This as his own government is starting to disarm and render helpless its citizens.
 

Lagos: Mopping Up Illegal Weapons
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"THE nation's Chief Security Officer, President Olusegun Obasanjo recently set up a special Action Committee on the Control of Violent Crimes and Illegal Weapons in the country. Its assignment is clear-cut: to design a road map or an effective mechanism for the government to control violent crimes in the system and mop up illegal weapons that constitute security risk to the nation." ...
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Most of this "design work" has already been done. Just follow the roadmaps used by Rwanda, Cambodia, Soviet Russia, Turkey . . .
 

Australia: Youth arrested over imitation pistol
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A Melbourne youth will be charged on summons with possessing an imitation pistol after a disturbance on a suburban train.

The youth, aged 16, was arrested at McCaulay railway station in North Melbourne after police were called about 11.50pm (AEST) to investigate reports a person in the last carriage of the Upfield-bound train was brandishing a firearm.

A Victoria Police spokesman said the train driver was aware of the disturbance and held it at the station until police arrived.

The youth was questioned at Melbourne West police station, and will be charged on summons.
 

UK: 'I Thought I Was Going to Die', Says Student Shot in Tanzania
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"A British gap year student shot in the back by armed bandits in Tanzania today said she feared she would die as the mob threatened to rape female tourists and torch the group’s island retreat."

"Grace Forster, 18, from Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire, suffered back injuries when a bullet passed through her torso and narrowly missed her spine during the raid on the remote island of Pemba last Friday." ...

"It is believed that the London-based [tour] operator provided only unarmed guards to protect the volunteers."

"Grace said: 'I feel so angry that we weren’t informed that there had been a previous similar attack and I’m furious that Frontier employed security guards but chose not to give them any weapons.'"
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Poor disarmed Brits can't even conceive of armed self-defense.
 

NY: Councilman Makes Another Push To Ban Realistic Looking Fake Guns
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"A City Councilman wants to ban the sale of toy guns."

"Queens Councilman David Weprin re-introduced legislation Tuesday that would make it illegal to sell realistic looking toy guns in the city."

"Weprin held a press conference just one day after a wheelchair-bound boy was struck by a police officer's bullet in Brooklyn. The officers who shot the boy were chasing a teenager who allegedly used a toy gun to rob a shoe store."

"Current city law requires all toy guns to be brightly colored, but Weprin says they can easily be painted to look more realistic. ..." ...
 

UK: ‘Bumbling idiots’ jailed for attacks on Jews
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"Two teenage armed robbers who terrorised Jewish people during a spree of attacks around Hendon last year were undone by their bumbling incompetence', one of their victims said this week."

"Julian Gilbey was pistol whipped and kicked in the head in a vicious attack at his own home, but described the two young men who were jailed for eight years at the Old Bailey on Friday as idiots who wanted to put on a show."

"Jerome Bingham, 18, and Michael Sinclair, 17, were sentenced to eight years each after they carried out a string of ferocious attacks on eight Jewish people within the space of ten days in November and December last year." ...
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More disarmed victims of victim disarmament.
 

South Africa: Pellet-Gun Threat to SA's Wildlife -- Setting the stage for the next registration/confiscation?
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"Cheap air-rifles which don't require firearm licences are flooding into South Africa - and the country's rich birdlife is once again at serious risk."

"This warning comes from John Ledger, one of South Africa's most distinguished environmentalists, in the latest issue of African Wildlife, the journal of the Wildlife and Environment Society of SA."

"Ironically, the warning coincides with moves by the police who are preparing to enforce strictly the new Firearms Control Act that makes it increasingly difficult for private citizens to own conventional handguns or rifles." ...
 

OR: Abduction prompts town to take action
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"The abduction of Brooke Wilberger has led this community to offer self-defense classes for women."

"Wilberger, 19, a 2003 Elmira High School graduate, vanished from a Corvallis apartment complex in May."

"The idea for the free classes arose at a community prayer service for Wilberger."

"Laurie Forbis, a pastor at Fern Ridge Faith Center, said she looked at the young women in the circle and thought of her own 28-year-old daughter."

"'She looks a lot like Brooke, very petite and blond,' Forbis said. 'She is very strong and athletic, but she has never been trained in how to spot an attack or how to resist. When I heard about Brooke, I felt sick to my stomach.'"
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Teaching situational awareness is good. Adding armed self-defense is better.
 

AL: Legislation would ban civilians from owning semi-automatic assault weapons
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"A bill currently before Congress may make semi-automatic rifles such as the SKS illegal." ...

"The United States already has a law that bans fully automatic weapons. Congress is looking to add semi-automatic weapons to the ban as well."

"Brad Rezek, 24, of Chelsea believes the ban would be a good idea."

"'(Semi-automatic rifles) are overkill for personal protection and definitely overkill for hunting,' Rezek said. 'When you take away those two reasons, why would a person need that type of gun?'"

"Not everyone agrees with this point of view, however."

Cpl. Bobby Kilgore has been with the Opelika Police Department since 1990. ..."

"He said the weapons aren’t inherently dangerous, but the person using the gun is a potential threat. He said Opelika police officers have come across semi-automatic weapons occasionally, but it’s more of a rarity. Most people carry hand guns because they’re easily concealed." ...
 

UK: Gun Nut Is Jailed
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A DRUNK gunman who left two people bleeding in the street was jailed for six months yesterday.

Kris Stevenson, 24, started taking pot-shots at passers-by in the centre of Crieff, Perthshire, to show off his marksmanship to his friends on May 10 last year.

He hit Fiona Hamilton, 31, in the arm with a powerful air rifle and then shot Mark McGuire, 39, in the back.

At Perth Sheriff Court yesterday, Stevenson, of North Bridge Street, Crieff, admitted two charges of assault by discharging an air rifle.
 

WY: Some abusers can get their guns back
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"Thanks to a new Wyoming law, George Lucas has a shot at getting his gun rights back."

"When the Lander man was convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence six years ago, he permanently lost his right to possess a firearm, in accordance with the federal Brady gun control law."

"But Lucas could have that right restored under a new law whose primary sponsor was state Sen. Cale Case, a Republican contender for the U.S. House seat held by Barbara Cubin, R-Wyo." ...

"Case said the new law could be used only by first-time offenders who have successfully served out their sentence and have not been in trouble with the law in the year following the completion of their sentence." ...
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KABA Note: Many people have been caught up by this ex post facto law and while we applaud any limits upon it, we would rather see the whole thing thrown out.
 

ID: Pocatello Hosts NRA Air Rifle Competition
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"If you see a bunch of teenagers carrying rifles in Pocatello, don't be alarmed. They're here for the National Rifle Association's Air Rifle Competition."

"These kids are from all over the United States, and these are the best of the best air rifle competitors."

"'When you come here and you see this, it's hard to believe, but it does exist and it exists very well,' says Competitor Nick Castle, Blackfoot, Id."

"More than 240 teenagers from all over the United States converged on ISU campus for a national air rifle competition."

"'All these kids, they're the best of the best classes,' says John Venskoske, Asst Manager Rifle Dept, NRA." ...
 

CA: Club gets $25,665 grant from NRA
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"A $25,665 grant to Amador County’s True Sportsman Club from the National Rifle Association Foundation Friends program will be put to good use, Amador Friends of the NRA Chairman Bill Bustillos said."

"The grant money will be used to underwrite a needed scholastic trap program and make improvements to the club’s pistol range."

"'We are very excited about the scholastic trap program,' Bustillos said. 'And we are pleased that the NRA is making an investment in our community that will seek to introduce the shooting sport of trap to junior and senior high school students.'" ...
 

MA: Kerry cited in Catholic heresy case
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"A Catholic lawyer has filed heresy charges against Sen. John Kerry with the Archdiocese of Boston, accusing the Democratic presidential candidate of bringing "most serious scandal to the American public" by receiving Holy Communion as a pro-choice Catholic." ...
 

KY: Attorney says client snapped because of wife's affair, killed man despite protective order
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"The attorney for an accused killer says his client snapped because his friend was having an affair with his wife."

"Twenty-nine-year-old Daryl Judy is accused in the April shooting death of Stephen Summitt, who was found shot in a car at a construction site." ...

"We got a notice today, that of aggravating circumstances, so the commonwealth is going to try to make it a death penalty case. Obviously we want your client out so he can help you," said defense attorney Bart Adams."

"The prosecution says the death penalty is possible since Judy committed the murder while on a protective order to stay away from the defendant. The judge will set one more pre-trial hearing before a trial date is determined."
 

UK: The £23m jewel heist
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"Two robbers escaped with jewellery worth £23 million in an audacious robbery at a New Bond Street store."

"Smartly dressed, they posed as businessmen to trick their way into Graff Jewellers, where they forced staff to lie on the floor at gunpoint as they rifled cabinets, the Old Bailey heard today."

"From entering the store to making their escape the robbery took only three minutes but, outside, plainclothes security staff were waiting."

"The jury heard how alleged robber Nebojsa Denic, 34, fired a Magnum revolver trying to escape guard Simon Stearman who had grabbed him in a bear hug." ...
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Armed robbers in this 'Brady Paradise'?
 

UK: Action call after cat is shot
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"An animal welfare boss from Mid Wales has called for air rifles to be confiscated from reckless owners who are using animals as target practice for their mindless antics."

"The shooting of a 12-month-old tabby cat on an estate in Newtown last month was the latest in an increasing number of injuries suffered by animals from stray shots from rifle owners."

"Audwith Bates, co-ordinator of Powys Cat Rescue and Animal Welfare Trust, claims these incidents are not just merely unfortunate accidents - and believes cats and dogs are replacing tin cans as intended targets for bored weapon-owners." ...
 

MT: Officers meet in Shelby, compare marksmanship skills
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"When the dust settled at the 2004 Hi-Line Invitational Law Enforcement Pistol Competition (LEPC), the 10th anniversary of the event was deemed a success and Jay Welch from Customs and Border Protection (CBP) was named Grand Champion."

"While the atmosphere was one of camaraderie and competition, it was evident as officers participated that there is more to the event than a marksmanship contest. Each day, law officers head to work knowing that the well-honed skills and abilities they displayed can-and are-used to save lives."

"Sunday's event tested those skills using different stations. Each competitor was timed and scored for accuracy at each station." ...
 

Malaysia: Reminder to renew gun licences
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"Owners of light firearms, especially pistols and revolvers, in Sabah and Labuan have been reminded to renew their licences."

"They can do so during the scheduled visits of Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Iliyas Ibrahim to the various districts." ...

"The renewal exercise starts at 9am at all centres and licensees are required to bring along their respective pistols or revolvers."

"Sabah Police Public Relations Officer Barnabas Sokial reminded that licensees who fail to turn up to renew their gun licences would be given a show cause letter that might inevitably led to the cancellation of their licences."

"Those in possession of shotguns and rifles are reminded that renewals are being conducted at all districts until July 31."
 

CA: San Francisco gets more liberal as ACLU convention comes to town
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... "'This is our chance to rally the troops, to go over where we are and where we need to go,' Anthony Romero, the group's 38-year-old executive director, said in an interview."

"While the group does not endorse political candidates, Romero did not hesitate to criticize the Bush administration and what he described as its 'erosion of civil liberties in the name of national security.'"

"The three-day conference is more than preaching to the choir. A First Amendment panel includes former Whitewater independent counsel Kenneth Starr and Wayne LaPierre, the executive vice president of the National Rifle Association."

"'We want to hear from people who disagree with us,' Romero said." ...
 

NC: Bill makes it felony to fire gun in school
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"A Senate committee approved Tuesday a bill to increase the penalty for someone who fires a gun on school property."

"The bill, sponsored by Rep. Tim Moore, R-Cleveland, would make it a felony to discharge a firearm on school property. The standard sentence for such an offender with no previous record would be 13 to 16 months behind bars. It was spurred by a shooting at Burns Middle School in Cleveland County in September 2003."

"'If you take a gun on campus, that's bad; if you actually fire it, that's worse,' Moore told a Senate judiciary committee." ...
 

 QUOTES TO REMEMBER
There is no doubt in my mind that millions of lives could have been saved if the people had not been "brainwashed" about gun ownership and they had been well armed. Hitler's thugs and goons were not very brave when confronted by a gun. Gun haters always want to forget the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, which is a perfect example of how a ragtag, half starved group of Jews took up 10 handguns and made asses out of the Nazi's. — Theodore Haas, former prisoner of the infamous Dachau prisoner concentration camp

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