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Remarks by the Vice President at a Victory 2004 Rally
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... "...We stand strongly for the Second Amendment, and we will defend the individual right of every American to bear arms. (Applause.)" ...
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Poster's Note: Is that why your boss has pledged to re-authorize the unconstitutional, unconscionable, ineffective "assault weapons" ban?
 

Hostettler Avoids Jail over Gun Incident
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"Rep. John Hostettler has received a 60-day suspended sentence for carrying a loaded gun in a Kentucky airport earlier this year. The five-term congressman from Indiana's 8th District will not spend time in jail unless he violates the terms of his plea agreement."

"Hostettler, a Republican, relinquished the Glock 9mm handgun that was discovered by airport security workers when the congressman was preparing to board a flight to Washington, D.C., on April 20."

"Under the plea agreement, Hostettler cannot buy or possess a gun outside Indiana or Washington, D.C., for two years." ...
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Poster's Note: Ahh, so the "politische auslese" can defend themselves inside the beltway!
 

CT: Getting the message out
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"Tasha Epley was playing outside her home when she spotted a gun lying in a neighbor's yard two years ago. Under different circumstances, the curiosity of the Mohegan Elementary School student might have prompted her to pick the gun up and inspect it."

"But she remembered a valuable lesson she learned through the Eddie Eagle Firearm Safety Program: 'Stop, don't touch, move out of the area and tell an adult.'"

"'It was a loaded .22-caliber revolver,' said Lt. Leonard Brunnell of the Montville Police Department. 'She remembered the steps and alerted an adult. She's living proof the program works.'"

"Teaching children about the dangers of firearms will be a high priority in elementary schools this fall." ...
 

Arizona, Nevada, and Utah Comprise the "UZI Triangle" of Copycat Assault Weapon Manufacturers, According to Violence Policy Center
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The three contiguous states of Arizona, Nevada, and Utah have the largest number of 'post-ban' copycat assault weapon manufacturers of any region of the United States, the Violence Policy Center revealed today."

"The region contains 10 assault weapon manufacturers (see chart below) with a combined product line that includes post-ban AR-15s, AK-47s, UZIs, and others. The product lines of these 10 companies—located in a region the VPC has labeled the 'UZI Triangle'—are yet another example of how the gun industry has successfully evaded the current federal ban by making insignificant, mostly cosmetic, changes in the design of banned assault weapons and then marketing them as 'post-ban' guns. ..." ...
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Well, yeah. When you ban certain "insignificant, mostly cosmetic" features, manufacturers will change those features. BTW, when you make changes required by a law it is called "complying" with the law, not "evading" it.
 

Ban Set to Expire in Less Than a Month, Urgency Expressed
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"Ceasefire NJ, the statewide coalition of groups and individuals devoted to reducing gun violence, hosted a State House press conference focusing on the strong support among the state's law enforcers for renewing and strengthening the federal Assault Weapons Ban, due to expire on September 13, if the Congress and President do not act. 160 NJ Chiefs and Sheriffs have, to date, signified in writing support for enactment of a stronger Assault Weapons Ban, as part of an ongoing national effort to demonstrate law enforcement support. Over 1,700 Chiefs and Sheriffs from 36 states have signed on nationally." ...
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And a whole passel of cops might sign on supporting mandatory DNA, but that doesn't make it a good idea.
 

MO: Sunset Hills homeowner kills intruder
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"A homeowner in Sunset Hills fatally shot an intruder who pushed his way into the house and used a "stun gun," police said. It happened about 6 a.m. Wednesday in the 12600 block of Old Gravois Road, at a relatively-isolated house surrounded by trees."

"Police said the owner retrieved a small-caliber handgun before answering a knock on his back door. A man standing outside asked for gasoline and then forced his way in, shocking the resident with an electric stun gun, investigators were told. The owner fired one shot into the chest of the intruder, who turned and ran about 200 yards before falling dead." ...
 

Ready, Aim... (third story on page)
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"Gun owners who feel that sometimes having only 10 rounds in their weapons is just not enough--maybe they're poor shots or have a lot of enemies--should take heart. Come September 13, the federal 'assault weapon ban' is set to expire unless Congress acts to extend it."

"The law, which prohibited the production and sale of 19 kinds of specific guns, outlawed the sale of detachable magazines that hold more than 10 rounds and loosely restricted certain features such as bayonet lugs and flash suppressors, was passed in 1994 with a built-in 10-year expiration date. President Bush says he supports renewing it, but gun-control advocates complain that the White House has done little to push Congress to pass an extension." ...
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KABA asks which category would the author put cops in? Poor shooters or lots of enemies?
 

SC: Man Killed After Breaking Into Home
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"A Jasper County man who shot and killed an intruder early Monday morning may well have acted within his legal rights, investigators say."

"The Jasper County Sheriff's Office says Michael Grant, 28, fired shots from a 9 mm semi-automatic pistol when two men broke into his home on Roper Road in Levy around 12:30 a.m."

"'He opened fire in fear for his life,' said Roy Hughes, chief deputy for the Jasper County Sheriff's Office."

"One alleged burglar, Michael Jenkins, 32, of Hardeeville, was shot in the leg and face. He died around 4:30 a.m. at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, according to the sheriff's office." ...
 

OH: Workplace victim zone: Cincy Kmart shooting leaves 2 dead
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"Cincinnati - A man opened fire at a suburban Kmart, killing an employee and injuring a customer before fatally shooting himself, authorities said."

"The shootings occurred after an altercation broke out about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in a Kmart in Colerain Township. Hamilton County sheriff's spokesman Steve Barnett said the gunman shot the store employee, 22-year-old Paul Heid, of Colerain Township, twice, and fled the store. Heid died at the scene." ...

"Commentary:
Steve Barnett, Hamilton County Sheriff's spokesman, said today that the shooter had no permit to carry the 9 mm semiautomatic handgun ..."

"It is not yet known whether this KMart had posted itself as a victim zone, rendering customers defenseless. What is known is that KMart bars employees - like the deceased, Paul Heid - from their right to self-defense while at work." ...
 

MN: On tragedy's anniversary, hero's death adds sadness
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"Granlund was never quite the same man after the events of Aug. 26, 1994. He lamented time and again his decision not to shoot at [Officer] Ryan's killer, who hours later ambushed and gunned down officer Timothy Jones, 36, and his police dog, Laser." ...

"Responding to gunshots, Granlund looked out the window and saw Guy Harvey Baker, a 26-year-old drifter from Iowa and a combat veteran, standing near Ryan's body before getting into a car."

"He pondered taking Baker out, but feared getting in trouble for firing his gun and taking a human life. Instead, he aimed and punched two quarter-size holes at the bottom corner of the windshield on the passenger side. ..." ...
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As you sow, so shall you reap. Teach citizens "not to take the law into their own hands" and this is the result.
 

MD: Legislative Committee Votes Overwhelmingly to Block Bear Hunt
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"Late today, after hearing three hours of public testimony, the Maryland General Assembly's Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review voted 12 to 7 to reject a Department of Natural Resources (DNR) proposal to hunt black bears for the first time in more than half a century. The bear hunt is scheduled to begin in October, and Governor Robert Ehrlich now must decide whether to respect the decision of the committee, which has jurisdiction over state agency regulations, or to push forward with the trophy hunt." ...
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So the question is, who do you listen to? The scientists who studied the problems and came up with a proposed solution? Or the politicians who grandstanded through three whole hours of testimony before voting against the proposal?
 

MD: Governor says fall black bear hunt will go on
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"More than 100 people - many wearing neon green stickers proclaiming "No Bear Hunt!" - persuaded a legislative committee yesterday to recommend against holding Maryland's first bear hunt in a half-century."

"But a spokesman for Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., whose Department of Natural Resources proposed letting hunters kill black bears this fall to control a growing population, said Ehrlich will ignore the 12-7 vote of the Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review Committee."

"'The governor is going to allow DNR to move ahead with their plans,' said Paul F. Schurick, Ehrlich's communications director. 'The governor asked the scientists at DNR for a recommendation, and the science has not changed.'" ...
 

IL: Keyes fires at Obama on gun control vote
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"Gun control is now an issue in the race for the U.S. Senate. Republican candidate Alan Keyes said this afternoon that Barack Obama-- his democratic opponent -- wants to make America safer for criminals instead of the average American."

"Barak Obama is on vacation this week but the campaign goes on. His no vote in the state senate in May on a controversial gun owner's rights bill is drawing heavy fire today from Alan keys who says gun ownership is a right guaranteed by the constitution. Guns are no more dangerous than cars and America would probably be safer if more people walked around carrying Uzis like they do in Israel."
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KABA Note: I had no fear of street crime when I was in Israel. The same was not true when I visited NYC.
 

IL: Keyes: Let private citizens carry guns
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"Regular Americans should be allowed to carry concealed handguns, have access to the kind of heavier weapons used by foot soldiers and could even help in the war against terrorism, U.S. Senate candidate Alan Keyes said Tuesday while slamming his opponent on a gun-related issue." ...

"Keyes dismissed the notion that residents, rather than arm themselves, should rely on authorities to protect them." ...

"'I think it has been proven empirically that 'concealed-carry' laws - allowing law-abiding citizens this access to conceal-carry - actually reduces crime,' Keyes said. 'It makes the world more dangerous for crooks.'"...
 

IL: Keyes: Constitution protects machine gun ownership
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"Declaring 'the front line of the war against terror once again involves the citizens,' Republican Alan Keyes said Tuesday he believes the U.S. Constitution grants properly trained private individuals the right to own and carry machine guns."

"'You're not talking about giving citizens access to atom bombs and other things,' the former presidential candidate said. 'That's ridiculous.'"

"But the GOP nominee for U.S. Senate argued the founding fathers intended the Second Amendment to allow people to carry the types of weapons 'customarily carried in those days by ordinary infantry soldiers.'"
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KABA Note: The Bill of Rights does not grant rights, it recognizes pre-existing ones and prohibits government infringement.

In theory.
 

CA: Million Moms Aim to Halt the Assault
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"The moms are back in town."

"Since their auspicious debut in Washington, DC four years ago, Million Mom Marchers – in Santa Monica and across the country – have worked steadily, if largely behind the scenes, to put an end to gun violence. Now, with the 'Halt the Assault' road tour, they’re once again taking it to the streets."

"The group’s brightly painted motor coach, nicknamed the Big Pink Rig, pulled into Santa Monica last week, where volunteers set up shop in the north pier parking lot. Their goal is to call attention to the assault weapons ban, which expires September 13th." ...

"'Assault weapons are not necessary for hunting or self-defense,' says SMPD Chief James Butts ..." ...
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Then why do cops use them?
 

Assault weapons, they’re almost back
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"Gun manufacturers are eagerly ratcheting up their military assault weapons production lines as they count down the final days of the ten-year-old Federal Assault Weapons Ban. Congress is scheduled to be in session for a mere four days before the Ban expires on September 13. Soon after, these deadly killing machines will be back in business on the streets of America, just as our children are returning to school." ...

"Since 1994, the year the Ban went into effect, child and teen deaths from firearms have dropped 50 percent. Overall, gun deaths have dropped nearly 25 percent. Child and teen death rates from firearms had increased every year from 1979 through 1994 and have decreased each and every year since 1994. Crime gun traces involving assault weapons have dropped 79 percent since 1994." ...
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Oooooh, nice bait and switch! Talk about "assault weapons" and then bring up overall gun deaths, avoiding mentioning the steadily increasing (4.5 million per year) number of privately owned guns. As for the gun traces, both the Congressional Research Office and the BATFE have said that traces are completely divorced from gun use in crimes.
 

FL: Congressmen Alleged Voter Intimidation By Florida Department of Law Enforcement
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"Several U.S. congressmen are calling for an investigation into the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for alleged 'intimidating tactics' while questioning Orlando voters ..."

"Representatives Corrine Brown, Peter Deutsch, and four other members of the house have asked the Department of Justice to investigate the FDLE's actions ..."

"They claim the FDLE used 'intimidating tactics' and said agents wore guns while questioning black voters in Orlando's Parramore area." ...

"'People were intimidated, and I think that's what a legitimate internal investigation could determine,' Deutsch said." ...
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Poster's Note: Who are you voting for? C-l-i-c-k are you sure?
 

CA: Semiauto ban sunset small comfort for local gun owners
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"The 1994 federal ban on so-called "assault weapons" expires Sept. 13, and gun prohibitionists like Nicholas D. Kristof (Opinion, Aug. 22) are desperately mounting an all-out, last-ditch media blitz to preserve it. The gun banners hope to generate enough political pressure on President Bush and Congress to have the Clinton-Feinstein measure renewed and expanded." ...

"The impending demise of the national ban is, however, small comfort for local gun owners. Its California predecessor, the Roberti-Roos semiauto ban, is still in effect. California's homicide rate surged 9 percent in the two years following the enhancement of the ban by the state's elitist liberal legislature and former Gov. Gray Davis in 1999." ...
 

NC: Weapons stolen from parole office
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"Four high-caliber pistols, one loaded, were stolen from a local probation and parole office early Wednesday, police said."

"The North Carolina Adult Probation and Parole Services office on Twenty-sixth Street, SE, was one of four businesses broken into. Police are looking for two men in connection with the crimes."

"Police said the men entered the building through a back window. The weapons stolen were .357-caliber Smith and Wesson revolvers. They belonged to state probation officers." ...
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But only cops and their ilk are responsible enough to be trusted with guns, right Sarah?
 

PA: $850,000 Gun Recoil
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"A gun dealer agreed to pay $850,000 to a woman whose 7-year-old son was killed with a revolver the dealer sold to a middleman who illegally resold the weapon on the street."

"The settlement in the wrongful-death lawsuit, approved by a judge last week, has implications nationwide for gun-shop owners who sell to "straw" buyers."

"...found one of the guns that Bruce bought under a parked car. A child pointed the revolver at Nafis Jefferson, 7, and pulled the trigger, killing him. Police believe a drug dealer had hidden the gun under the car." ...
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Poster's Note: In the hierarchy of responsibility, there are several people who bear far more criminal responsibility than the federally licensed dealer in this case.
 

FL: Excessive-Force Suit Thrown Out In Miami Raid For Elian
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"A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit claiming six federal agents used excessive force in an armed raid to seize Elian Gonzalez at the home of his Miami relatives four years ago."

"The 14-page order issued Monday by U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke concluded the agents who conducted the raid were legally immune to the lawsuit, and she found no constitutional violations."

"'We are shocked and disappointed by the court's decision,' Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, said in a statement Wednesday. The legal watchdog group sued on behalf of Elian's cousin, great-uncle and his wife. 'It's a shame the Bush administration defends these unlawful acts by the Clinton administration.'"
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Poster's Note: So pointing a loaded submachine gun at an innocent child is constitutional and they are legally immune anyway, so it doesn't matter what I or the Court thinks. How refreshing.
 

MI: Cops' actions questioned in crash
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"Two stolen cars full of teens collided early Tuesday in northwest Detroit during a police chase that left a 14-year-old dead and another teen hospitalized."

"Questions are swirling as to whether two 8th (Northwest) Precinct officers followed protocol after the crash. Witnesses say the officers failed to stop to render assistance afterward." ...

"The officers initially told investigators that they stopped to render assistance and left the scene when another scout car showed up to relieve them, police said."

"But the officers caught two 14-year-old Detroiters in the stolen Stratus after it crashed into a guardrail ..."

"The driver of that stolen car confessed and told police that the officers never stopped chasing them, police said." ...
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Martha Stewart is serving time for lying to investigators . . . anyone wanna take bets on what happens here?
 

OR: Eagle-eyed archer lets fly, backs Bush in Bend
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"The blustery wind kicking up around Bend Wednesday afternoon might not have caused you too much grief, unless you were flying a kite or wearing a hat. But for one cowboy hat-wearing visitor from West Virginia, the gusts made for quite a headache – too bad he’d just turned an aspirin to powder. With a bow and arrow. Behind his back. From about 20 paces." ...

"... Addington was on hand in Bend as Portlander Jerod Broadfoot announced a new group, Oregon Sportsmen for Bush. They both back a man who they say has shown far more than Democrat John Kerry that he believes in the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms, and won’t use things like an assault-rifle ban to go after law-abiding citizens." ...
 

NJ: Muzzleloaders watch New Jersey (second story on page)
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"A bill is being considered in New Jersey that would ban hunting with blackpowder, muzzleloading firearms."

"The U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance says State Senate Bill 1546 redefines an illegal, destructive device as any weapon capable of firing a projectile .50 caliber or greater. If passed, it would outlaw muzzleloading rifles because old-style hunting guns are .50 caliber or bigger." ...

"If New Jersey passes this bill, you can bet some nutcase in Maryland will try the same. In Virginia it won't be as easy. In fact, as concerns guns and legal ownership of same as guaranteed by the Second Amendment, Virginia is light years ahead of Maryland in recognizing the rights the Founding Fathers wanted us to guard zealously."
 

OR: Escapee from crew may head this way
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"Police think a prisoner who walked away from a fire crew in Douglas County may be headed to Eugene to get revenge on his victim and her family."

"Chadwick Alan Shores, 32, pleaded guilty to coercion and burglary last year after he kidnapped and sexually assaulted a Eugene woman he has stalked for years. He was serving a 45-month sentence at Snake River Correctional Facility in Ontario." ...

"The woman received three separate yearlong restraining orders against Shores, who allegedly has beaten her, threatened to kill her and harassed her with hateful phone calls for years." ...
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Paper protection may again be inadequate to the task. Maybe what that family needs is some firepower.
 

CA: Perata to lead state Senate
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"Senate Democrats elected Sen. Don Perata of Oakland on Tuesday as leader of the upper house -- the second most powerful state post -- continuing three decades of Bay Area influence in the Legislature's highest ranks at a critical time."

"...To supporters, he stands out as courageous enough to go up against even gun rights advocates, winning passage of the nation's toughest assault weapons ban in 1999." ...
 

TX: Program Teaches Self-Defense
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"Security is a top priority at the nation's largest university, especially in the wake of recent sexual assaults in Austin."

"On any campus, security is important to both the students and the parents who are sending their kids there. The biggest crime on the UT campus is theft, but there are sexual assaults and harassment. Typically, women are targeted. That's why the program RAD, Rape Aggression Defense, is teaching women how to protect themselves." ...

"When you put 50,000 young people on one campus, you can expect problems, but there are ways to defend yourself."

"'The first line of defense: always carry your cell phone,' Davis said." ...
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Just ask Dru Sjodin how effective cell phones are. Sadly since the Texas Legislature prohibits carrying guns on campus, a cell phone is your best defense.
 

Canada: The wife, a stranger, the bully and a bullet
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... "It began around 8, as Marlene, 45, stepped off the escalator and walked towards the food court, perhaps intending to pick up a coffee. Suddenly, her estranged husband, Sugston Anthony (Tony) Brookes, also 45, appeared out of nowhere."

"He had a sawed-off .22-calibre rifle. He started firing at her. Marlene bolted, screaming, but tripped and fell. He caught up and began pistol-whipping her as blood poured from her head." ...

"When, on March 13, he again held a knife to her throat, she called police and had him arrested. On his release from jail, he was ... put under a restraining order that forbid him to go within 100 metres of any family member." ...
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Paper protection doesn't work in Canada either.
 

Canada: Cops kill hostage-taker
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"The first fatal shot ever fired by a Toronto police sniper ended a random hostage taking outside Union Station yesterday, killing a gunman as he held a sawed-off rifle to a woman's head. 'You could hear a bang and down he does," said window glazer Jim Dixon. 'There was blood everywhere.'"

"'There was one shot and then six cops were on him. He fell right down, he was gone.'" ...

"Sugston Anthony Brookes, 45, of Ajax, was declared dead at the scene."

"Nicole Regis, 20, the woman he had grabbed at random from in front of the bustling downtown train station, was unhurt, although she was taken to hospital." ...
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But wasn't your $2,000,000,000 registration scheme supposed to prevent this sort of thing?
 

NH: Gals with guns: Ladies night at the firing range
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"ANTI-GUN types will be horrified to know that the Manchester Firing Line Range now offers 'ladies night' every Sunday. The rest of us should be thankful."

"'Oh yeah, it’s empowering,' Pamela Ganem of Exeter said of her experience firing a pistol at the range. She chose the correct word. Firearms empower the weak, which is why women who carry firearms reduce their chances of being victimized." ...

"Guns are not evil incarnate. They are merely tools. Like any tool, they can be beneficial in the right hands ... That is why this country, so far, has not outlawed them."

"... Manchester Firing Line Range probably does a good business during their Sunday evening ladies nights. They also do a public service. They empower women."
 

NJ: Police Say Dead Snake Used As Assault Weapon
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"In this case, police say the dead snake was more dangerous than the live one."

"A Cumberland County, N.J., man, who police say reacted with drunken rage when his 6-foot black snake was stepped on and killed, used the dead reptile to whip its killer." ...
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Poster's Note: Since "assault weapons" are "banned" in the PRNJ, will all snakes have to go? And if a modern-day St. Patrick does come along and is asked to drive out the snakes, will he head for the woods or the State House in Trenton?
 

South Africa: Robbers assault family
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"Family members were seriously assaulted by six men holding them at gunpoint at their home in Krugersdorp on Wednesday, West Rand police said."

"Police spokesperson Paula Nothnagel said Jonathan McKay, 21, heard three gunshots and his mother, Dawn, scream in the main house while he was in his flat."

"Nothnagel said when Jonathan went to investigate he was held at gunpoint and taken to the main house."

"'The suspects demanded keys to the safe, taking a pistol. They also took cellphones and jewellery,' Nothnagel said."

"Nothnagel said they tied Jonathan's father, Gary, to a door and severely assaulted the family members." ...
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But I'm sure the BGs used guns registered under the CFR and will update the stolen pistol's registration information.
 

UK: Street Smart Survival Skills -- Author Outlines Basic Steps to Prevent or Escape Threatening Situations
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"From dark, downtown alleys to quaint, suburban neighborhoods, criminals lurk everywhere. In his new book, Protect You: The Street Smart Way (now available through AuthorHouse), Sylvan Clarke arms people with the knowledge and skills they need to fight back."

"... In simple and direct language, Clarke details possible motives behind violent and aggressive behavior and reveals warning signs people can look for if they suspect loved ones are using drugs. He also lists precautions readers can take to avoid falling victim to predators, such as maintaining heightened awareness, implementing better home and automobile security and practicing simple defensive maneuvers." ...
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But guns are banned in the People's Republic of the United Kingdom, so why would anyone need self-defense techniques?
 

South Africa: Two robbers dead after terrorising family
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"Two armed robbers, who terrorised a family in their Kensington home and had possibly attacked others previously, are dead."

Johannesburg police spokes-person Inspector Amanda Roestoff said the robbers ... struck just after 8pm on Monday. She said a mother, father and their three teenagers were at their home in 11th Avenue when the incident took place."

"'The mother and one of the sons went to the garage and were returning to the house when they were held up at gunpoint by two men with firearms,' Roestoff said."

"The attackers forced them back into the house, and confronted the other family members. They pistol-whipped the father over the head, and forced all five family members into one room." ...
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More disarmed victims for armed predators.
 

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