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The protests may be peaceful, but the cops are ready for war
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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... "The mythology of the dangerous anarchists started in Seattle. The prevailing wisdom holds that 'Black-Bloc' anarchists became violent, rampaged and shut down the World Trade Organization meetings. But that conventional view is inconsistent with the findings of the Seattle City Council's WTO Accountability Review Committee."

"The committee's report found that with few exceptions 'demonstrations were overwhelmingly lawful.' The report added: 'the number of demonstrators who engaged in property crimes or acts of violence was a very small fraction of the entire group....well under one percent...'"

"The heated rhetoric around those few had real consequences. The Seattle report noted 'troubling examples of seemingly gratuitous assaults on citizens, including use of less-lethal weapons like tear gas, pepper gas, rubber bullets, and 'beanbag guns,' by officers who seemed motivated more by anger or fear than professional law enforcement.'" ...
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But these "trained professionals" are the only ones who should have guns, according to Sarah and her ilk.
 

Bush opens more lands to hunting, fishing
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The Bush administration said Monday it will give people who hunt and fish new access to hundreds of thousands of acres of lands and streams within 17 national wildlife refuges and wetlands."

"The decision as the Republican National Convention was opening in New York was announced by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service."

"Asked if it might help President Bush's re-election efforts, the agency's director, Steve Williams said, 'This is just another example of the president's commitment to sportsmen.'" ...
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Sportsmen, not gun-owners. Do not confuse politicians who protect hunters with those who protect the Second Amendment.
 

Congress, president, must not allow federal assault weapons ban to expire
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"On Sept. 13, the federal assault weapons ban will expire. I find it outrageous that the United States Congress decided to begin its recess without continuing this most important piece of legislation."

"The assault weapons ban has been effective in deterring crime, for crimes committed with assault weapons are down 66 percent since the ban was enacted. Moreover, a Department of Justice study has found that the Assault Weapons Ban has contributed to the reduction of the number of police officers killed with assault weapons."
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Actually it was a VPC interpretation of DOJ figures, not a "DOJ Study" that found the link. The DOJ and CDC have both said that the ban has had no discernable effect on crime.
 

Small arms and the growing cancer of violence
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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... "... But there are still weapons that are not as destructive as the weapons of mass destruction and do not kill people in thousands, not even in hundreds at a time. They can at best kill a dozen people at a time and maim a score or more. But those weapons, though not comparable to the WMDs in their destructive power, still kill and maim people every minute, every day, every week -- relentlessly and without letup. Those are small arms. Bombs, grenades, pistols, revolvers, landmines, automatic rifles, etc. are the kind of weapons that kill a few people at a time, but they kill people with monotonous repetition. The number of victims of small weapons is increasing every passing day."
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KABA Note: This article fails to mention that governments in the 20th century disarmed and then killed over 169 million of their own citizens, making governments far more deadly than small arms or WMDs. 169 million in a century is 3.2 people per minute, every minute, of every hour, of every day, of every month, of every year, for one hundred years!
 

No truce in the culture war
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..."Yet it's also true that burning issues can disappear. You heard little last month in Boston, and you'll hear little this week in New York, about abortion and gun control, two of the most-talked-about issues of the 1990s. That's partly because Democrats think that gun control cost Al Gore crucial votes in 2000 and because Republicans think that abortion is not a winner for George W. Bush. But it's also because those Americans who have wanted to outlaw abortion and those who have wanted to outlaw guns -- two almost totally nonoverlapping groups -- have figured out that they are not going to get their way. We're going to have lots of abortions and lots of guns for years to come." ...
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And plenty of gun contol if the media & democrats have their way...
 

IN: State needs sensible gun laws
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With the death of Indianapolis Police Department Officer Timothy Laird, who was shot and killed on Aug.18 by Kenneth Anderson with an SKS military-style rifle, many gun-control activist groups are calling for a renewed ban on assault rifles, saying they are the most dangerous guns on the streets." ...

"However, the Assault Weapons Act has had little effect on crime rates and is not attributed to a decrease in gun-related hostility, according to a recently released study by the National Institute of Justice, the research agency of the U.S. Justice Department. ..." ...

"The real problem associated with the Laird shooting was that Anderson, a certified schizophrenic, had any gun in his possession at all. Stricter laws governing gun licenses and, more importantly, the renewal of gun licenses need to be in place. ..." ...
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Ahhh, the sweet siren song of moderation. "We don't want your guns, just those nasty, dangerous schizophrenics. And alcoholics ... and wife-beaters ... girlfriend beaters ... anyone who has ever gone to a psychiatrist because he was feeling down after his father died and his wife left him. Anyone who has a history of violent crime ... history of serious crime ... criminal history ... too many speeding tickets ... too many tickets ..."
 

NH: Lyndeborough man agrees to plea deal in Ohio gun case
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"The firearms possession case against a Lyndeborough man driving through Ohio on the interstate ended last week with a guilty plea to a misdemeanor charge."

"Jeffrey 'Hunter' Jordan, 43, had been indicted in January in Ashland, Ohio, for a felony count of carrying a concealed weapon, following a December arrest that galvanized support from gun activists across the country." ...

"An active voice on the Internet for firearms rights under the nickname “Hunter,” Jordan did release a statement on a Web site, saying that he didn’t want to take the plea agreement, but did so on advice from his attorney." ...

"In addition to the court case, Jordan was first suspended and then terminated from his job as a telephone installer for Verizon and the telephone union was seeking a settlement for Jordan."
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Please note the name company who fired an employee before he was even convicted of anything. If you want to let them know why you are dropping their service you can contact them here.
 

NY: City Council v. NRA
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"The New York city council was originally happy with the thought of money pouring into the city for the Republican National Convention. Unfortunately, the city council was shocked to learn that the convention will bring not only GOP dollars, but also visits from groups trying to influence the Republican party. Although pro-terrorist demonstrators are threatening to wreak havoc in New York (as of yet they've fallen short), the council has been getting worried about the arrival of a much more sedate group: the National Rifle Association." ...
 

Keep assault weapons off the streets
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"From 1998 to 2001, 211 law enforcement officers were killed in the line of duty. According to a new study of FBI data by the Violence Policy Center, 41 were felled by knock-offs of military-style assault weapons, the arms of choice for drug dealers and gang bangers." ...

Actually, law enforcement reports that the 9mm semiauto pistol and the .357 revolver are the weapons of choice for criminals.

"For example, gun makers can circumvent the law by making cosmetic changes to the design of the 19 banned weapons ..." ...

Yes, that happens when you ban cosmetic features.

"Despite its flaws, the law has succeeded in reducing the number of crimes committed with assault weapons by two-thirds." ...

Down from a whopping 2%!
 

WI: Congress must act to extend ban on assault weapons [first letter on page]
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"If the President and the Congress do not act now, the 10-year-old Federal Assault Weapons Ban will expire on September 13. If that happens, these deadly killing machines, semi-automatic military style assault weapons, will return to the streets of America just as our children are returning to school in our community."

I see you've read Sarah Brady's talking points!

"Every three hours, a child or teen dies from gunfire in our country. And now semi-automatic weapons will be returned to our streets."
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Ooh, a new "fact"! I'll have to remember this one.

KABA Note: And when you pull 18 and 19 year olds out, it's one every 6 hours. Studies have shown that suicide is unaffected by gun control, so pull out suicides and it's one every 9 hours. The CDC has determined that criminal activity is unchanged by gun control, so pull out homicides and it's one every 62 hours. Still too many, but if the Eddie Eagle program was available in more schools, we could see those numbers drop even more.
 

NY: Handheld Computers Aid Convention Security
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Submachine gun, check. Semiautomatic pistol, check. Personal digital assistant, check."

"In addition to their usual weaponry, some officers responsible for securing federal buildings at the Republican convention are armed with devices like handheld computers."

"The gadgets are part of a wireless arsenal the Federal Protective Service is using to create an instantaneous flow of images between officers on patrol and those manning monitoring stations at a command center in an undisclosed location."
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But if the only use for an "assault weapon" is to "kill the most number of people in the shortest amount of time possible" (according to Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN)), why are the cops carrying assault rifles?
 

FL: Torture allegations dog ex-police officer
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... "Few know him here, and that's how he likes it. But back in Chicago, Jon Burge is big news. He's known as the police commander who, for 20 years, tortured suspects to make them confess."

"The accusations are like something out of a wartime prison: electric shock and cattle prods; near suffocation with a typewriter bag; mock executions with a pistol."

"Four people who confessed to him were released from death row last year; they're suing him. A special prosecutor has been on his tail for two years."

"Fired from the Chicago Police Department, he settled into a waterfront community of brick and stucco houses on Tampa Bay 10 years ago, his police pension intact, a boat out back. He has never been charged with a crime." ...
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And this man is authorized by the federal government to carry a concealed gun anywhere in the country.
 

LA: Former Grand Isle police officer pleads innocent in fatal shooting
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A former Grand Isle police sergeant pleaded innocent today in state court in Jefferson Parish for allegedly killing a man during what was described as a traffic stop.

Twenty-four-year-old Keeland Cheramie Junior was indicted in July on a second-degree murder charge in the shooting death of 33-year-old Bret Lemoine on June second, 2003.

Cheramie and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office have said the shooting was justified and done in self-defense. They say Lemoine, of Belle Chasse, was trying to run down Cheramie when Cheramie shot him.

Cheramie has since resigned from the Grand Isle police force.
 

Philippines: Swat cop had .45, not a .38 says witness
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"Did PO3 Adonis Dumpit surrender the wrong firearm to homicide investigators hours after the shooting in T. Padilla, Cebu City that killed a jeepney driver Friday dawn?"

"The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) 7 is looking into this angle, as a 16-year-old boy insisted he saw Dumpit use a .38 revolver in shooting to death his stepfather, Federico Tabon, 31, in the wee hours of Friday ..."

"Dumpit submitted a .45 pistol to the Cebu City Police Office's Homicide Section hours after the shooting."

"This, as Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña intends to help Dumpit as the policeman awaits trial. The mayor also asked police investigators to ensure the safety of the witnesses in the latest shooting involving Dumpit." ...
 

South Africa: Nearly 1 000 WP cops (6.8% of force) found guilty of offences (ranging from negligent firing of a firearm to murder)
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"Nearly 1 000 members of the SA Police Service (SAPS) in the Western Cape have disciplinary or criminal records for offences, including murder, committed over the past three years." ...

"Police spokesman Riaan Pool said that of the 14 086 SAPS members, including reservists, in the province, 6,8% or 960 members had been found guilty departmentally of criminal or departmental offences since January 2001." ...

"Pool said in the majority of these instances, the police had been on duty when the offences occurred. The charges include murder, attempted murder, reckless and negligent driving, assault, malicious damage to property, negligent loss of a firearm, defeating the ends of justice, crimen injuria and negligent firing of a firearm." ...
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But Sarah and her ilk believe that these individuals should be the ones with a monopoly on effective force!
 

Jamaica: Police missing guns case before Director of Public Prosecutions for ruling
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"The completed file into the two guns missing from the Greater Portmore police station has been submitted to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Kent Pantry, for his ruling."

"Head of the Bureau of Special Investigations (BSI) acting assistant commissioner Granville Gause confirmed that investigations have been completed and the file was dispatched three weeks ago."

"The firearms, an M16 assault rifle and a .38 revolver was discovered missing from the '100-man' station armoury after an audit last September."

"Police commissioner Francis Forbes ordered the BSI to investigate, and threatened that 'heads are going to roll depending on the results of the investigation.'" ...
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But only cops and the military are responsible enough to have guns, right Sarah?
 

India: DNA test noose tightens on Assam Rifles -- State police asked to collect blood samples of AR men, test likely today
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"The Defence Ministry today decided to have DNA test conducted on the Assam Rifles personnel accused of raping and killing Manorama Devi in Manipur."

"An Army spokesman said the Presiding Officer of the Army Court of Inquiry has asked the Superintendent of Police for taking the blood samples of the personnel at the earliest."

"'Priority action in this regard has been requested by the superior military authorities,' the spokesman said adding the move would ensure 'total transparency and early dispensation of justice'." ...
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But only men like these should have guns, right Sarah? I mean, what's a little torture, rape and murder among the armed elite, right?
 

India: Massive protests in Kashmir against Indian state-terrorism (including molestation of girls by soldiers)
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In occupied Kashmir, massive protests were held in Daindi area of Kishtwar in district Doda against the molestation of three girls in the area by the army.

During a crack down of the area the soldiers of 25 Rashtriya Rifles had molested three girls when all the male villagers were gathered in the nearby fields for the so-called identification parade.

When the soldiers raided houses, three girls namely (F) d/o Ghulam Muhammad Malik, (A) d/o Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din and (N) d/o Ali Muhammad were molested. Hearing the cries the village men broke the cordon and rushed to the spot and staged a protest demonstration.
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Torture, rape and murder by the Assam Rifles, molestation by the Rashtriya Rifles, but Sarah Brady, Rosie O'Donnell, Senators Feinstein, Kerry, Schumer and Kennedy, all say that guys like these are the only ones who should have guns.
 

VA: VA-ALERT: Black to AG: Is Restaurant Ban Valid?
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"Is the Restaurant Ban enforceable? It may not be! Delegate Dick Black (R-32), who represents part of Loudoun County, has asked Attorney General Jerry Kilgore for an advisory opinion on that very matter. After over a year of careful research and deliberation, in collaboration with a VCDL member who originated the idea and assisted in the legal research, Delegate Black believes that the restaurant ban (VA Code Section 18.2-308 J3) is invalid and unenforceable! He also believes that there's no authority to revoke a concealed handgun permit if the permit holder has violated the ban."

"I have read the request for opinion that Delegate Black has sent to General Kilgore and fully believe that Delegate Black is correct." ...
 

ND: Man charged for carrying gun in high school parking lot
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A man arrested for bringing a gun to a high school here is charged with several crimes.

Cass County prosecutors have charged David Youngquist, 37, with terrorizing, preventing arrest, carrying a concealed weapon, assault and carrying a firearm at a public gathering.

Youngquist was arrested Friday outside Fargo South High School after he was disarmed by a private security guard.

Police said Youngquist had a loaded semiautomatic pistol under his jacket when the guard confronted him in the parking lot.

No one was hurt during the incident. Police said they still do not know why Youngquist was at the school.
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KABA Note: If he was there for a nefarious purpose, he was guaranteed a large number of disarmed victims.
 

SD: Firearms maker gets workforce grant
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"Dakota Arms, a firearms maker from Sturgis, has been awarded a grant of $174,000 to improve skills for new and existing workers, Gov. Mike Rounds' office announced Monday."

"'This grant is an investment in not only one of the country's premier firearms manufacturers but also in South Dakota's workforce,' Rounds said in a release. 'The firearms industry has a bright future in this state, and we are committed to helping our employees and the companies they work for succeed.'"

"Companies such as Dakota Arms are good ambassadors for attracting new firms, he said. 'When companies in other states see how progressive and successful our companies are, they can't help but take a closer look at South Dakota,' Rounds said." ...
 

FL: Firearms don't make 'enthusiast'
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"Re the kiddie porn raid: I regret that a deputy was killed and another wounded in serving public interests."

"The arrested man was described as a 'gun enthusiast.' Having more than one firearm does not define him as a gun enthusiast and seems to denigrate lawful possession of such items."

"The fact is that many like him who are engaged in criminal activity consider the possession of guns as a necessity. ..."

"I am sure that there were many readers who perceived the implication that it takes a so-called 'gun enthusiast' to shoot law enforcement officers."
 

WI: Cross would protect hunting, gun rights
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(2nd down on page, below AWB hogwash)

"Hunting season is right around the corner, and as I travel and check out my deer stand, I notice campaign signs for the September election. You might not think that hunting and voting have much in common, but in this primary it does." ...

"Roger Cross is running for the Senate seat in this district. He is a gun owner and a member of the NRA. Roger also wants to protect your Second Amendment rights. His opponent, 41st Assemblyman Luther Olsen, voted against the amendment to protect your right to hunt and fish. Representative Olsen also voted against the Personal Protection Act to allow you to carry a concealed gun." ...
 

OH: Club offers rifle safety course for area youth
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The Oak Harbor Conservation Club will be conducting a basic rifle safety and marksmanship class starting Sept. 9

The class will be held on Thursday nights for 10 weeks.

The class is open to any youth between 14 and 18. Those under 12 will need special permission. Initial cost of the program is $5 for materials and ammunition. Those interested in continuing in shooting may continue with .22 caliber shooting in the spring.

The classes will be conducted on the ranges of the Oak Harbor Conservation Club, 975 S. Gordon Road, Oak Harbor. Instruction will be provided by certified instructors.

Registration is required and class size is limited.

For more information, call Terry Rudes at 419-732-3000.
 

WY: Grizzly, human encounters down this year
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"Conflicts between grizzly bears and people have been lower than past summers due to better food supplies in the wild, but experts say encounters could increase during hunting season."

"'Overall, grizzly conflicts are down,' said Mark Bruscino, a bear management officer with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. 'It appears to be a better natural-food year so far because of the higher moisture levels we've had.'"

"Grizzlies are eating sedges, berries and army cutworm moths this time of year."

"Over the past five years, Game and Fish agents have logged an average of 158 conflicts in Wyoming between grizzlies and either humans or livestock." ...
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So why would anyone need a .50 cal BFR (Biggest Finest Revolver) or a S&W 500 Magnum?
 

Sudan: Sudanese Bishops Alert International Community of Ethnic Cleansing in Darfur
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"Concerned about the tragic situation in Darfur characterized by 'terror, rape, torture, murder and slavery,' the bishops of Sudan issued a statement appealing for help from the international community."

"As 'shepherds and pastors, we cannot ignore the annihilation of an entire ethnic group whatever their creed, gender, or clan,' the statement said."

"To the people of western Sudan, Darfur, the region to the east, has always been considered a source of 'cheap labor and army recruits utilized particularly to stem the civil war in the South,' the prelates explained." ...
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KABA Note: In 1985 the Sudanese government called for gun registration so that gun owners could be given ammunition. In 1987 government troops started the confiscations. Under current Sudanese law, gun owners must be over 30, be of a certain social and economic status and have a physical. Handgun owners are limited to 15 rounds of ammunition per year.

The ultimate cost of gun control is not inconvenience, it is genocide!
 

South Africa: The Lions Sleep Tonight - But Not the Criminals
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"RESIDENTS of a holiday town bordering the Kruger National Park are more frightened of criminals than they are of lions." ...

"... In Marloth Park - which consists of 1 400 holiday bush cottages - there have been 17 armed robberies this year."

"Wildlife painter and Marloth Park resident Anthony Hounsell, 65, said he carried a pistol at all times after being nearly killed during a recent attempted robbery."

"He recalled that he had been about to lock his kitchen door when he saw movement outside the kitchen window."

"'By the time I had gone to the dining room table to pick up my gun, a man pushed open the kitchen door and fired a shot without saying a word. The bullet missed my head by a few centimetres,' he said." ...
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And in this criminal maelstrom, the new Central Firearms Registry is already months behind in processing applications, leaving decent citizens the choice of being defenseless or a felon.
 

India: Private militia inspired by Mahatma Gandhi, says minister
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"In an interesting turn of events, the Bihar minister against whom a state probe has been ordered for harbouring a private army has asserted that he was inspired by Mahatma Gandhi's idea of village armed squads for defence." ...

Singh justified the formation of the militia saying: 'We have no option but to fight organized criminal gangs operating in this constituency.'"

"He also added that he was 'confident that people across India would take inspiration' from his experiment 'to defend themselves from criminals'."

"Singh said the Fighter Group has 40 members armed with sophisticated weapons. He challenged the opposition to visit his constituency to see the Fighter Group, which he claimed was not a private militia." ...
 

South Africa: Cop shot during robbery in Johannesburg
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A police superintendent was shot and wounded by robbers while visiting a doctor in Johannesburg's city centre today, police said. Schalk Bornman, a spokesperson, said the police officer had been visiting his doctor about 5:40pm.

Although he was off-duty, he had been wearing a police uniform. Apparently, the police officer had been waiting to see the doctor when two men entered and attacked the doctor in his rooms.

They robbed him of his cellphone and cash. The police officer witnessed the incident and came to the aid of the doctor. However, they robbed him of his firearm before shooting him in the right shoulder. He was hospitalised. The men ran away with the pistol, cash and a cellphone. There had been no arrests.
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But I am sure that the BG's had their weapon registered with South Africa's new Central Firearms Registry.
 

Philippines: Bacolod tour guide shot dead
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"A man who worked as a guide for visiting Japanese tourists was shot dead in a daring daylight attack in front of the busy Bacolod airport just before noon Monday."

"Carlito Villamor, 26, had just stepped out of the airport compound after seeing a Japanese client off and was walking along the highway with a friend, who would only give his first name, Roldan, when he was shot twice by one of two men riding tandem on a motorcycle around 11:30 a.m."

"The still shaken Roldan said it took him about five minutes to convince panicked bystanders to help him rush Villamor to the nearby Bacolod Sanitarium and Hospital."

"By then it was too late. Villamor was declared dead on arrival from bullet wounds that ruptured his lungs." ...
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But guns are banned in the Philippines!!!
 

South Africa: Firearms Control Act is bad for business
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"Control and responsible management of firearms in society is crucial and legislation is necessary in this regard. The purpose of such legislation should, however, be to control and manage legal firearms. It should not damage business and disarm law-abiding citizens as a consequence, writes Roy Jankielsohn, Democratic Alliance spokesman on Safety and Security."

"There are currently almost 2,5-million firearm owners in South Africa who together own 3,6-million firearms."

"All of these firearm owners will have to renew their firearm licences over the next five years. At the same time many new licence applications also have to be processed." ...
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KABA Note: The only legislation necessary for "control" of firearms are existing statutes against murder, armed robbery, assault . . .
 

Canada: Man carrying rifle shot, killed after standoff in La Ronge, Sask
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A 38-year-old man was shot and killed early Monday by police when he emerged from his hotel room after a standoff.

RCMP said the man was carrying a rifle when he walked into the lounge of the hotel in La Ronge in northern Saskatchewan about 10:30 a.m. Sunday. He was disarmed but then went to his room where he was believed to have more weapons, police said.

Officers tried to negotiate with the man for several hours, but he was shot and killed about 3:30 a.m. Monday when he came out of the room with a weapon.

The man's name was not released.

Last week, a 42-year-old man allegedly shot at police and then held

officers at bay outside his home for almost 40 hours. He was charged with various firearms offences.
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But what about your $2 BILLION gun registry? Wasn't it supposed to fix these problems?
 

South Africa: Gran and children killed in fire attack
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"An Empangeni family was left shocked and homeless after an arson and gun attack on their homestead on Sunday which resulted in the death of a 60-year-old woman and of two children, who are believed to have burnt to death."

Miriam Fakude and her grandchildren, Sithembile Zikhali, two, and Sithabiso Gaso, five, were asleep along with nine other members of the Zikhali family when they awoke to discover their homes were on fire."

"Police said they believed the attackers had fired through the windows to prevent family members from escaping the fire."

"At this stage a motive for the attack has not been established, but police believe the fire was started deliberately after finding traces of petrol around the premises." ...
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And the South African government continues their efforts to disarm its law-abiding citizens leaving them defenseless against thugs like these.
 

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