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WI: WWII Veteran Wins Right to Fly U.S. Flag
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"World War II veteran David Toy has won another battle."

"The 78-year-old Wauwatosa dentist Wednesday night won the right to fly American flags on mailboxes at Brookfield Lakes Condominiums. The board reversed its order for him to take down a dozen small flags they said violated condo rules."
 

FL: Police Fire Riot Control Weapons at 81 Year Old Nursing Home Patient
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"Police said they shot an 81-year-old nursing home resident three times with bean bags and hit him with pepper spray when he became suicidal and brandished a small glass vase."

"Willie D. Foster, who was in wheelchair and has a pacemaker, was holding the vase over his head and threatening the nursing home staff and police officers, a report of the incident said."
 

The Royal Runaround
Submitted by: LFA Editor
Website: http://www.libertyforall.net

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"Instead of doing his homework, Dr. Block merely stipulates that democracy is the worst and least hope of the world, so far as governance goes. (And let us agree that those who hate democracy must certainly also hate term limits.) If we must have government at all, says Block, let us at least get the royal treatment. Let's have monarchism. In other words, let us revert to the very system of government against which the Founding Fathers, in their love for liberty, valiantly rebelled."
 

"A Lonely Soul With a Gun"
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This is a review of a play in which a woman is dealing with the anniversary of having been raped. She's got a gun handy.

The review was published in the New York Times and can be read at the link above. Typical NYT statement:

"...there's the gun, sitting on a coffee table for no good reason."
 

Panama: Residents are turning in their guns in exchange for food
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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"Guillermo Bonilla turned his illegal .38-caliber pistol over to authorities Thursday in exchange for food coupons worth $180 -- no questions asked."

"Behind Bonilla, a man who identified himself only as Miguel turned in several grenades he said he found following the U.S. invasion of Panama in 1988. He received $250 in coupons."

"With crime increasing in this town of 300,000 people near Panama City, residents were allowed to turn in their weapons Thursday at a tent set up on a soccer field. In return, they received coupons for items at a local discount store."

"The collected guns and ammunition will either be destroyed or turned over to police."

"According to government figures, there were 306 people slain and 5,183 people robbed at gunpoint last year in Panama, a country of 2.8 million people."
 

Zimbabwe: Inside look at the fear of a white farmer
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"STANDING ON THE PORCH of his cream-coloured stucco home, David Wilding-Davies can see down the mountain and deep into the valley below. He can watch his children, Olivia, 3, and Max, 4, play with their pony Pookie on the front lawn, frown at the monkeys raiding his banana trees and admire the brilliant green of his coffee plants ripening under Zimbabwe's clear sky. He can also see the gravel laneway stretching to a metal gate. It is up this road that they will come, carrying guns, machetes and clubs. Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has vowed to strip white farmers of their land, and the armed toughs have already driven off three of Wilding-Davies's neighbours. Now he waits. Will they try to intimidate him into leaving by trashing his house? Or perhaps he will watch in horror as they beat the family's nanny, as they have beaten other black farm workers."

NOTE: There is no mention here of setting up strategic snipers around the perimeter of the property to mow these thugs down when they come. "If we're forced to go, we will," says the wife.

"Undeterred, Mugabe said in a speech in Harare last week that nothing would stop the evictions." But a bullet through his head would probably help.
 

MD: Maryland Governor's Parade Rained Upon
Submitted by: Anonymous

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Every time Maryland's tree-hugging, gun-banning governor issues a new order to his subjects restricting water use during the current drought, it rains. " 'He's as good at predicting the weather as he is at putting together a budget and a map,' said Comptroller William Donald Schaefer, a frequent Glendening critic, referring to the nearly $1 billion state budget shortfall and the governor's redistricting plan that was struck down by the Maryland Court of Appeals."
 

Air marshals' resignations flood TSA
Submitted by: Anonymous

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"At least 250 federal air marshals have left the top-secret program, and documents obtained by USA TODAY suggest officials are struggling to handle what two managers call a flood of resignations."

"Sources within the program say marshals are quitting at a rate of about a dozen a week."

" 'We were promised the Garden of Eden. We were given hell,' one current marshal said. 'If they don't make major changes fast, they're going to have no one left but the bottom of the barrel.' "
 

WA: Deputy tells jury he acted as citizen
Submitted by: P. Jones

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"Why, then, did he carry a gun? asks lawyer for family of victim"

"Mel Miller considered himself a private citizen, not a sheriff's deputy, when he approached a pickup truck stopped near his home in Renton last April. Minutes later, he had shot and killed the driver of the truck and had wounded a passenger."
 

Diminishing homeland security
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"Only in the wacky world of Washington would a bill to strengthen homeland security in the wake of the September 11 attack end up with less power to provide security than beforehand. Yet, that is precisely what the United States Senate is planning to do as its first item of business immediately after Labor Day."
 

Disarmed – Defenseless – Dead: It's the Law
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"You be the judge. Does it make any sense for the government to:

"(1) issue a court order forbidding a woman's ex husband from having or being near firearms,

"(2) take no significant action concerning the ex-husband's frequent death threats against the woman,

"(3) require the woman to appear in court in an alimony/child support case against her ex-husband,

"(4) forbid the woman from possessing defensive sidearms inside the courthouse building,

"(5) fail to erect metal detectors or to check the ex-husband for firearms at the courthouse,

"(6) post no warnings about the lack of security in the courthouse,

"(7) fail to offer any added protection for the woman at the courthouse, and then

"(8) disclaim any responsibility for setting up the conditions that enabled the ex-husband to shoot the defenseless woman in cold blood, right in front of their young daughter, inside the courthouse?" ...
 

What Will Stop It?
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"Americans have enjoyed so much freedom for so long, they have forgotten that freedom is a fluke in the history of the world; not the norm. Our freedoms were hard-won over hundreds of years of human tears. The current view that freedoms are somehow self-sustaining and 'obvious' ignores a primary rule of the political universe, well established in human history: governments and those in them always gravitate toward power, money and control;..."
 

Teenager gets 7 Years for Stabbing His Own Sister to Death
Submitted by: Roger MacDonald

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MOUNT VERNON - "Nine months after one of the most disturbing murders imaginable, experts still don't know why a seemingly well-adjusted teenager killed his 8-year-old sister. "

"In a grim hearing Wednesday, a judge sentenced the youth to the longest term possible, in juvenile detention until he is 21. The boy, 13 at the time of the murder, is now 14."
 

Burn Survivors Advocate Safety, Not Banning
Submitted by: Roger MacDonald

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Sarah Brady, HCI, and VPC could take a lesson from these brave (and intelligent) kids.

"At the time, a 5-year-old sister who was playing with a lighter started a fire..., she said. A family member was able to pull Boyd from her crib before the structure burned down, but not before she had been severely burned."

"Boyd said she shares her story in hopes of preventing others from being injured by fire, warning them of the hazards of playing with matches, lighters or gasoline."
 

CA: Officer held on allegations of "terrorizing her with a gun"
Submitted by: J W Parsons

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"A Metro police officer was arrested last night after his girlfriend accused him of terrorizing her with a gun and threatening her over the course of two days."

--Another good reason for only law-enforcement personnel to have firearms!
 

Brady: No Wonder the Gun Lobby is Fear-Mongering; Handgun Manufacturing Hit an All-Time Low in 2000
Submitted by: Nicki Fellenzer
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/Nicki

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"An August 2002 article in Shooting Industry, a leading gun industry publication, reports that
handgun production in 2000 hit its lowest point since 1981, when the ATF began keeping track of such numbers. Total firearm production in the United States has decreased by 30 percent since its high in 1981. While gun manufacturers like to claim 'victory' after a short-lived spike in handgun sales after the September 11 terrorist attacks, the data shows otherwise."

" 'After September 11, the gun industry took advantage of a understandably fearful public to try to sell more guns,' said Mike Barnes, President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
united with the Million Mom March."

And the Brady Bunch took the opportunity to push for more gun control after 9-11, even though none of the hijackers used guns.

Pot. Kettle. Black.
 

National Governors' Association to Announce Major State Homeland Security Initiatives
Submitted by: Nicki Fellenzer
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/Nicki

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"The governors will announce the formation of an NGA Terrorism Task Force, release the 'Governors' Guide to Homeland Security', and discuss the changing role of governors since 9/11."
 

TSA Nixes Air Security Questions
Submitted by: Nicki Fellenzer
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/Nicki

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"Ticket agents have been required for the past 16 years to ask passengers two questions: 'Has anyone unknown to you asked you to carry an item on this flight?' and 'Have any of the items you are traveling with been out of your immediate control since the time you packed them?' "

"The questions are being phased out because they create a hassle and have never prevented a bombing or hijacking, James Loy, head of the Transportation Security Administration, said Wednesday."

Well, DUH!
 

US calls limited Sept. 11 foreign flight ban
Submitted by: Nicki Fellenzer
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"The US plans to restrict foreign aircraft from flying into and out of New York and Washington for much of September 11 and September 12, the anniversary of the terrorist attacks on those two cities."

"The restrictions haven't yet been finalized, but will entail a flight ban within 30 miles of Washington affecting all three of the area's international airports - from 8.30am-11am on September 11. Also, international flights will be banned in the New York area from 8am-12pm and 3.30pm-9.30pm."
 

TX: Police chief critical of KMart raid
Submitted by: Nicki Fellenzer
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"The raid was supposed to target drag racers, but when none were found, Capt. Mark Aguirre ordered the arrest of everyone in the parking lot."

"Thirteen police officials have been suspended with pay in the wake of the arrests."

When in doubt, arrest EVERYONE! Then deal with the consequences of your stupidity later.
 

MI: Neighbor jailed for branding pedophile's testicles
Submitted by: Nicki Fellenzer
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"A man who helped brand a neighbour in Michigan with a hot metal spatula on his genitals and buttocks after learning he had been sodomising young boys was sentenced to 19 months in prison today for his role in the attack."

"Randolph Evans, 38, stood quietly, his hands cuffed, as Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Nanci Grant told him while she understood his motives, she could not condone his actions."

What would you have done?
 

MN: City to tax rainwater that falls on private land
Submitted by: Nicki Fellenzer
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/Nicki

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"Starting next year, rainwater will no longer be free in the city of Winona."

"While it hasn't figured out how to tax air or sex, beginning in 2003 the Winona City Council will charge city property owners for the rain that falls on their land."

"As part of the 2003 budget process, the council gave tentative approval to the creation of a $200,000 stormwater fund. The money will be generated by a charge, similar to water and sewer charges, billed to owners of property that drains into the city storm sewer system."
 

MD: Another Democrat candidate promising more gun control
Submitted by: Nicki Fellenzer
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/Nicki

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"Charles Chester...is the only Democrat running who isn't an incumbent."

"If elected, he said he would put social issues close to the top of his priority list, including gun control measures, background checks and supporting a woman's right to choose."

As if the People's Republic of Maryland doesn't already have some of the most draconian gun control laws in the US!

Marylanders, you now know for whom NOT to vote!
 

Right Is Not Might – in Congress or Academia
Submitted by: Nicki Fellenzer
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/Nicki

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"History professor Randolph Roth at Ohio State University wrote that the conclusions of 'Arming America' were 'not supported by the sources Mr. Bellesiles cites, the sources he does not cite, or by the data he presents.' Which is a very politic academic way of saying 'he lied.' "

"In business and government, when someone misrepresents facts with such abandon, they usually end up in court. In academia they get placed on paid leave to defend or ignore the indefensible."
 

CA: Davis leading Simon by 11 points in new poll; voters unhappy with candidates
Submitted by: Nicki Fellenzer
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/Nicki

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"Gov. Gray Davis has widened his advantage over Republican challenger Bill Simon, but voters are generally dissatisfied with both choices, according to a new statewide poll released Thursday."

"Davis leads Simon 41 percent to 30 percent two months before the election, according to the poll conducted by the independent Public Policy Institute of California."

Stridently anti-gun Kalifornians favoring a Democrat? What a shocker!
 

WA: Deputy and police officer who shot at homes with machineguns get off with easy plea bargains
Submitted by: P. Jones

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"A former Stevens County sheriff's deputy and a former Newport reserve police officer pleaded guilty Wednesday to shooting two Suncrest homes with a submachine gun."

"Fired Deputy Will Clark and his onetime Suncrest roommate, former Newport police reservist Christopher Spurlock, accepted plea bargains from Prosecutor Jerry Wetle to reduce their potential jail sentences."

"Stevens County Superior Court Judge Larry Kristianson sentenced Clark to nine months and Spurlock to 30 days. They are to report to the county jail early next month unless they are able to arrange work-release, for which both are eligible." ...
 

"Signs" Say No Guns Allowed
Submitted by: Strike The Root
Website: http://www.strike-the-root.com

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"WARNING: If you plan on seeing the recently released motion picture "Signs" starring Mel Gibson, and do not wish to know the ending--which is not that hard to figure out anyway--do not read any further. On the other hand, if you wish to see how Hollywood continues to manufacture fantasy by ignoring the efficacy of firearms when protecting one's own life, liberty and property, then read on!"

"What's indeed so fascinating about this particular flick...is the total lack of acknowledgment, or even mention, that firearms just might be, perhaps, used as an effective defensive weapon."
 

Canada & U.S. to allow either nation's troops to operate under other's command
Submitted by: Hoplologist

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"The plan, which is in the final stages of negotiation, would for the first time allow U.S. and Canadians ground troops to serve under the other forces' command in North America -- but only under strict guidelines on a case-by-case basis."
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Did they perhaps find that not enough US troops were willing to go door-to-door confiscating arms?
 

AK: Hunters on military land must "register their guns with the Army."
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"Hunters on military land will be required this year to register their guns with the Army."

"The Army will begin enforcing the regulation, which has been on the books in Alaska for almost a decade, beginning Sunday, said Army Alaska spokesman Chuck Canterbury at Fort Richardson in Anchorage."

"The moose and waterfowl seasons open on Sunday."
 

MI: Stabbing death was self-defense
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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"Eyewitness testimony prompts manslaughter charge dismissal"

“It’s my belief that it was self-defense,” [County Prosecutor Daniel] Sutton said.

The right to keep and bear arms includes any size blade you can handle.
 

Liberty damaged in wake of 9/11
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"The government has imposed many new limits on Americans' legal rights as it fights a war on terror, fundamentally altering the nation's delicate balance between liberty and security."

"The changes -- including the authority in terror cases to imprison Americans indefinitely, without charges or defense lawyers -- substantially expand the government's ability to investigate, arrest, try and detain."
 

'World Health Organization' Proclaims (GUN) Violence a Major Public-Health Problem
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"The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared that violence has become a major public-health problem throughout the world, the Gambian Independent reported Aug. 26."

"According to WHO's First World Report on Violence and Health, millions of people die each year from gun violence, and just as many suffer injuries -- some permanent disabilities -- as a result of guns."
 

AK: North Pole looks at noise, gun law
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"City council members considering a night noise ordinance scrambled into action recently after discovering there was no local law prohibiting the firing of guns within city limits."

"The council is considering a noise ordinance aimed at barking dogs and loud music. The measure would require quiet hours in the city between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. on weekdays and 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. on weekends."
 

UK: Row over girlfriend sparks sword battle
Submitted by: Blacksnake

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"A FURIOUS row over a girlfriend erupted into a street battle in Salfords involving a samurai sword and a crow-bar."
 

U.S. Backs Off of 9/11 Flight Ban
Submitted by: Nicki Fellenzer
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"The Bush administration backed off a proposal Thursday to restrict foreign air carriers from flying over the three Sept. 11 crash sites during the anniversary of the attacks."

"The Pentagon had proposed restricting foreign-owned commercial and cargo aircraft from flying into and from New York and Washington, and over Somerset County, Pa., on the anniversary. But amid protests from the carriers, top government officials decided to drop the idea, concluding that it was probably illegal."
 

Germany: Man tries to strangle flight attendant with shoelaces
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"An ethnic Albanian man being deported from Germany to Kosovo tried to strangle a flight attendant with his shoelaces on Thursday, the airline said."

"The incident occurred aboard a special flight from Duesseldorf to Pristina by Montenegro Airlines, which has been ferrying planeloads of Kosovo deportees home from Germany twice a month for the past several months."

'A serious incident occurred on this flight,' the airline's general manager, Zoran Djurisic, told Reuters."
 

GA: Vendor charged in gun show shooting death
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"A Florida man turned himself in to Gwinnett County authorities Wednesday on a misdemeanor manslaughter charge in last month's fatal shooting at a Norcross gun show."

"Cleveland Lewis Chaney, 57, of O'Brien, Fla., was booked into the Gwinnett County Detention Center at 9:49 a.m. and bonded out at 10:32 a.m., Gwinnett Cpl. Ray Dunlap said."
 

Sweden: 20 held after gun found at airport
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"An airline passenger and about 20 other people, thought to be heading for an Islamic conference in the UK, are being held in Sweden after a handgun was found in hand luggage."

"Swedish police say they are treating the incident 'very, very seriously' and a terrorist connection is being considered."
 

WI: Wisconsin deer-hunting permits drop 30 percent
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"The number of in-state gun and bow deer-hunting permits is down nearly 30 percent from the same time last year as state wildlife officials work to contain chronic wasting disease."

"As of Aug. 19, gun permits for state residents totaled 66,425, down from 94,766 in the same week in 2001, a decrease of 29.9 percent, state Department of Natural Resources official said Tuesday."
 

NE: Internal probe of Omaha police shooting of unarmed man 'inconclusive'
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"An internal probe by the police department into the shooting of an unarmed black man by a white officer is inconclusive because the former policeman refused to meet with investigators, the police chief said Thursday."

" 'Internal Affairs investigators are unable to arrive at any conclusive determination of why the shooting occurred,' Chief Don Carey said."
 

Thailand: Arrested, handcuffed robbery suspect shoots himself dead
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"A handcuffed robbery suspect shot and killed himself while in police custody yesterday."

"Police were searching his home in Nonthaburi for stolen items when Sirichai Buakaew, 25, grabbed a gun in the house, ran to a nearby temple and shot himself in the head, police said."

"He was handcuffed with his hands in front of his body rather than behind, which enabled him to grab the weapon, according to police."
 

Gun control: Are Democrats playing with fire?
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre takes aim at liberal critics such as 'Crossfire' host James Carville in his new book, 'Shooting Straight: Telling the Truth About Guns in America,' co-written with James Jay Baker."

"Carville responds to the criticism as LaPierre joins the show with host Tucker Carlson."
 

KY: Charlie Puckett sentenced to 30 months in prison
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The former head of the Kentucky State Militia has been sentenced to 30 months and one day in prison on federal weapons charges. Charles N. Puckett, 55, of Lancaster, pleaded guilty in May to two weapons charges and one count of intimidating a witness in a deal that resulted in the dismissal of eight other charges.

U.S. District Judge Jennifer B. Coffman imposed the sentence, saying Puckett also will serve three years supervised probation upon his release, participate in a mental health program and pay a $300 special assessment.

"I believe that all of the attorneys involved were diligent in crafting an agreement that was appropriate to this case," Coffman said.

Puckett's attorney, Gatewood Galbraith, told Coffman he had several people in the courtroom to speak on Puckett's behalf, including two Kentucky sheriffs. Coffman, however, said those statements would not be necessary.

"Charlie has always had a desire to stand up as a contributing member of society," Galbraith said. "He's always tried to be a patriot and someone who overcame a difficult start. I stand here and vouch for him right now. He is a good man."

The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms seized guns and other weapons from Puckett's home in Lancaster last November. Authorities claimed Puckett was barred from owning the weapons because of a previous felony conviction.

Puckett was arrested in February and put under house arrest, but officials said he managed to slip out of an electronic monitoring bracelet and flee from his home on March 14th. He turned himself in to authorities about three weeks later, saying he left after receiving death threats.

He was scheduled to go to trial in May on 11 counts that involved guns, pipe bombs and almost 35,000 rounds of ammunition.

Under the plea agreement, Puckett admitted possessing a machine gun and a .45-caliber handgun even though he had previously been convicted of a felony. He also admitted to attempting to intimidate a witness.

Before being sentenced, Puckett, led into the courtroom in a green jumpsuit, sandals and shackles around his legs, briefly addressed the court.

"I want the court to know there was no criminal activity intended on my behalf," he said. "I had no idea I was violating any law at all.

"If it would be possible, I would beg the court for probation or a lesser sentence."

Puckett has called the seizure a theft of private property and a violation of his rights. He also has argued that the 1968 federal gun-control act prohibiting felons from owning guns does not apply to him because he was convicted of the felony two years before the law's enactment.

[KABA NOTE: That conviction took place in 1966 and was for theft of food -- not a violent conviction -- and it happened before the Gun Control Act of 1968's provision that barred prior felons from owning firearms. That makes the law as applied to him an ex post facto law and thus strictly forbidden by the U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 9.]

Puckett was the commander of the Kentucky State Militia, a civilian paramilitary group, until resigning from the post last September.

His February arrest came just as he finished a television show interview about Steve Anderson, a fugitive accused of shooting at a patrol car in Bell County in October.

MESSAGES FROM PEOPLE WHO'VE BEEN WATCHING THIS SITUATION CLOSELY:
"Liberal" justus is not blind
by Barry Bright, FreeKentucky.com

Justice was Blind Today
by Terry Ingram, an attendee of the courtroom proceedings
 

CA: Wildlife officials review incident that ended bear's life
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"When a California Department of Fish and Game warden began tossing rocks at a 200-pound American black bear holed up in a tree here Saturday, it became clear that capturing wildlife is not an exact science."

"During the eight-hour standoff Saturday, officials called in a ladder truck, fired rubber pellets, and hurled rocks in an attempt move the bear, so Hesperia Animal Control could get a better shot at the animal."

"But no one was happy with the outcome; the standoff ended when the adult bear was shotgunned to death as it tried to run away."

"Neighbors in the residential area, who developed an affection for the burly female adult during its stay in the tree, are angry the bear was killed."

"Fish and Game fired the numerous shotgun blast — with 00 buckshot, according to Davis — because the bear was moving."
 

TX: State rep without hunting license depicted with shotgun and as a hunter
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"State Rep. Holt Getterman's campaign materials show him holding a shotgun alongside his camouflage-wearing son. But his November challenger has found Getterman is not a licensed hunter."

"No words on the brochures describe the hunting photo. But Getterman put the same photo on his campaign Web site, accompanied by the caption, 'Holt and his son Edward enjoy a day of hunting.' "

"Getterman said Wednesday he does not have a hunting license, and his campaign manager later said Getterman hasn't been a hunter since he was roughly his son's age. Getterman is 47."
 

Under The Eyes Of The Masters
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"One of the most alarming aspects of life in the USA today is the punctured-balloon rush of our liberties through the holes in our constitution... holes created in the name of protecting those very freedoms, but in reality stripping them from us at incredibly alarming rates. And, while we are losing freedoms in many ways, nowhere is this more evident than in our financial and business transactions, which can now be monitored without cause."
 

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