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Australia: Violent street attacks surged almost 15 per cent in the past year
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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Its the lack of guns for self-defense, stupid!!

"VIOLENT street attacks surged almost 15 per cent in the past year despite the biggest fall in crime for six years."

"There were 25,177 assaults -- 69 a day -- reported to police in the year to June 30, 3238 more than in 2000-01."

"Disturbingly, the use of knives, guns, clubs, bottles and other weapons jumped 38 per cent."

"...tougher laws giving police extra power to search for knives would be introduced in the spring session of Parliament."
 

Lessons From History - English debates over gun control
Submitted by: Shawn Smith
Website: http://www.getusout.org

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"It is a standard observation in American and English debates over gun control that England has strict gun controls and low crime rates, while America has (comparatively) liberal gun laws and higher crime rates. It is usually assumed that there is a cause and effect relationship, with the low crime stemming from the strict gun controls in England, and vice versa in the United States."

"This turns out not to be the case."
 

NRA Director Rep. Bob Barr under the gun for accidental shot at reception
Submitted by: Anonymous

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"Rep. Bob Barr, a board member of the National Rifle Association, was handling an antique .38-caliber pistol at a reception last weekend when it discharged, shooting a bullet through a glass door."

"Nobody was injured in the incident, which occurred Friday in an Atlanta suburb, but gun-control advocates say that if it can happen to a leader of the organization that bills itself as the nation's premier gun-safety group, it underscores the dangers of handling handguns."

"It's the quintessential example of not practicing common-sense gun safety," said Amy Stilwell, spokeswoman for the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence. "You're pulling out a gun at a reception. How can that possibly be a good idea?"

"It's not just anybody — Bob Barr is a board member of the NRA," Miss Stilwell said. "The NRA — we beg to differ, but they're always talking about how they're the masters of gun safety. This wasn't gun safety."

KABA NOTE: We peaceable gunowners agree that the incident was a failure to follow simple gun safety procedures. The difference is, we don't see it as a reason to punish the 83,000,000 gunowners who didn't do it.

A few questions over this incident beg asking:

• Why did someone hand Rep. Barr a loaded firearm -- and what was their intention in so doing?
• Who actually pulled the trigger?
• Who is responsible for loadeding the weapon in the first place?"
 

Parting company
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"Here's a couple questions for you: Has the United States Congress usurped powers that were not delegated to it by the Constitution? From their ratification statements, isn't it clear that the nation's Founders assumed that States and the people have a right to take back powers they granted Congress in the Constitution? All but your highly trained legal scholars, politicians and bureaucrats – and others having contempt for the founding principles – will agree:" ...
 

MI: Constitution 1 - Sarah Brady 0
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"Voters in Michigan's strongly Democratic 15th Congressional District have chosen the Bill of Rights over a 'Bill of Goods' as they soundly rejected Congresswoman Lynn Rivers, who campaigned on gun control and recruited the nation's leading anti-gun activists to stump for her."
 

Don't arrest terrorists,INS tells airport agents
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"Headquarters backs up LAX memo ordering inspectors to back off, call other cops"

"In another example of the federal bureaucracy getting in the way of fighting terrorism, Immigration and Naturalization Service inspectors at Los Angeles International Airport – the nation's third-busiest – have been told by their superiors not to arrest terrorist suspects, even though they carry guns and have arrest authority, reveals an internal INS memo, a copy of which was obtained by WorldNetDaily.com."

"More shocking, the memo follows a national policy set by INS headquarters here and maintained even after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks."
 

MMM Founder calls for "banning pump-action guns"
Submitted by: Michael Pelletier

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The real extremist agenda of the anti-gunners slips out, as "common sense" is incrementally redefined further towards a total gun ban:
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The "Million Mom March" Founder, Donna Dees-Thomases, says:

"The new laws don't preclude private ownership of guns, they just include common-sense measures: raising the age of ownership for firearms from 18 to 21; requiring that people under 25 seeking to purchase a gun pass a psychological examination; and banning pump-action guns."

EMail the Editor.
 

"Million Moms March On"
Submitted by: Guntalker

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"The shooting rampage that sparked the formation of the San Fernando Valley chapter of the Million Mom March is fading into memory, as is the gathering of 750,000 gun-violence prevention activists on the National Mall on Mother's Day 2000."

"But like other chapters nationally, the L.A. area Million Moms continue to stay active, the Los Angeles Times reported Aug. 5, lobbying lawmakers, raising money, and recruiting new members."
 

That Brady Lady:The Real Terrorist Threat
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"Gun Control kills! And never mind about 'good intentions' - that might have been an acceptable reason at one time, but the real hard facts of skyrocketing gun violence and deaths in countries that recently legislated total gun abolition, England and Australia, should have adequately informed and educated all three tiers of the anti-gun movement. Now gun abolitionists are falling back to the safety issue, yet another non sequitur."
 

Bush slams 'junk and frivolous' suits
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"President Bush yesterday decried the effects of 'junk and frivolous lawsuits' on Americans, saying excessive litigation by unscrupulous trial lawyers was decimating the health care industry."

"Speaking in a state where lawyers have sought huge punitive damage awards, Mr. Bush said Mississippi is expected to lose 10 percent of its doctors this year because of rising malpractice liability insurance rates."
 

NY: Judge in DWI case surrenders gun - and her Rolls-Royce
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"Mills, a former Parole Board member who has been a judge since 1993, has an NYPD issued permit that allows her to carry a firearm. Permit holders must relinquish their weapons if they are arrested."

"In addition to her gun, cops have Mills' 1979 Rolls-Royce, which was confiscated under the city's drunken-driving car-seizure program."

" 'She is not going to be treated any differently because she is a judge,' Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said yesterday."

KABA NOTE: There's a novel idea -- this police leader must be a great patriot. ... Wonder how his "Turn In Your Neighbor if He Owns a Firearm" program is coming along.
 

WA: Anti-gun civic "leader" who violated gun law gets off with community service, keeps permit
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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ORIGINAL TITLE: "Urban League president sorry about gun"
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"James Kelly, president of the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle, agreed to perform 80 hours of community service to resolve criminal charges that he carried a firearm while attending a meeting on a high-school campus."

" 'Bottom line is: I apologize,' he said yesterday. 'I apologize to my family, my friends and the school district.' "

"Kelly paid no fine but surrendered his handgun to his attorney. The City Attorney's Office did not seek to revoke Kelly's concealed-weapon permit."

KABA NOTE: According to CCRKBA, Mr. "Deserves A Mere Slap on the Wrist" Kelly "is a well-known advocate of extremist gun control measures, including this state's Gun Free School Zone law."

While sensible gunowners find the "Make Easy Targets of Kids and Teachers" school gun ban repugnant to the extreme, it's curious to see an anti-gunner who supported the law get off so lightly after blatantly violating it. Were Mr. Special Treatment a regular citizen, not only would he have lost his gun permit, he'd have suffered at least a severe fine and possibly some jail time.
 

MI: Rivers Blew It By Making Election A Gun Referendum, says CCRKBA
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"Faced with a choice between two Democrats with similar sentiments on most issues, voters in Michigan's 15th Congressional district made the clear choice for gun rights Tuesday when they decisively rejected anti-gunner Lynn Rivers."

" 'Rivers blew it by making the campaign a referendum on gun control,' said Joe Waldron, executive director of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.
 

SIG Arms hunts for missing firearms
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"Unable to account for the whereabouts of every firearm in its records, SIG Arms Inc. has sent a letter to current and former employees offering amnesty until Tuesday, Aug. 20, for the return of firearms that might have been 'improperly removed' from the facilities."

According to the letter that was signed by company Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Herbert Rudolf, SIG Arms conducted an audit to “properly account for every firearm logged in to the company’s records. Unfortunately, our investigation has revealed that a number of firearms have been improperly removed from the company’s facilities without proper documentation or the company’s authorization. The improper removal of a firearm from our facilities is a serious matter and one punishable by both federal and state law.”

The letter does not state how many firearms are missing.
 

Britain is losing Britain
Submitted by: Anonymous

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"Is immigration in Britain out of control? About a quarter of a million people are coming to Britain from the Third World each year: a city the size of Cambridge every six months, an unprecedented and sustained wave of immigration to one of the world’s most densely crowded islands, utterly transforming the society in which we live against the wishes of the majority of the population, damaging quality of life and social cohesion, exacerbating congestion, and with questionable economic benefits."

[But if you acquire and use a firearm to protect yourselves, Oh Subjects, we'll throw you in the dungeon.]
 

CA: Gun law gone bad
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"Michael Frattini allegedly pistol-whipped a man outside a Tenderloin restaurant; he spent one night in jail. His friend Willie Beasley took the gun away and threw it in the street; he's going to prison for almost four years. The Operation Triggerlock story."
 

VA: Activists want guns in parks
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"Gun owners are lobbying Attorney General Jerry Kilgore to help them win authority to carry concealed weapons into state parks."

"State regulations prohibit guns from Virginia's 34 state-owned parks, except in a few areas where hunting is allowed."

"Philip Van Cleave, the president of the Virginia Citizen Defense League, said it's understandable to restrict hunting, but campers and hikers should be able to carry concealed weapons in case they need to defend themselves from attackers."
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RELEVANT QUOTE:
"One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws." -- DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
 

National program trains truckers to watch for signs of terrorist activity
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"Robert St. John has spotted drunken drivers and other potential road hazards while driving his New Jersey truck route."

"Now, he'll be keeping an eye out for terrorists."

"St. John is joining a national program that turns truck drivers into eyes and ears on the lookout for signs of terrorist activity. When they spot something suspicious, drivers call a nationwide center, which then relays the information to the appropriate law-enforcement agency."
 

OR: Shooting range has some up in arms
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"Perhaps the most distinguishing feature, making the $2.5 million police station different from most in Washington County, is its 2,000-square-foot indoor firing range."

"To Sherwood police, the indoor range not only will save officers time traveling to other ranges but also will allow them flexibility."

" 'You can never train too much,' Police Chief Bill Middleton said. 'Firearms are so important. . . . We can use this one every single day.' "

"The range is not without controversy, however. To some residents, it is a waste of money."
 

Choosing Your Battle Rifle
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"This article is intended for freedom-loving folks who already know the basics of shooting. I'm going to assume that you are already familiar with gun safety and have experience with rifles. If you don't have that type of knowledge and experience, I encourage you to keep reading, but to go get a .22 rifle and learn how to use it before you acquire a battle rifle, for reasons I will elaborate later on."
 

Netherlands: Immigrants a Main Source of Crime in Netherlands?
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"A fresh debate about immigration has broken out in the Netherlands after one of the country's most prominent businessmen claimed that immigrants were responsible for the vast majority of incidents of shoplifting and street robbery."

"The authorities preached multiculturalism, he said. One police source told the Guardian that a local government report earlier this year had shown that 90% of street crime in Rotterdam was committed by immigrants."
 

OH: Database Keeps DNA From Cleared Suspects
Submitted by: Mark Kirby

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"Quietly and without fanfare, the state of Ohio for three years has collected DNA profiles from people cleared of crimes."

"Supporters hail it as an invaluable tool to fight unsolved crimes."

"Critics see Big Brother intruding on innocent people."

"The uncommon practice is so unsettling that the Hamilton County coroner refuses to contribute DNA samples to the database."

U.S. Rep. Patrick Tiberi, R-Columbus states: “If you realized how much Big Brother had in Washington, D.C., you wouldn't think this was a big deal.”
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....uhh, care to elaborate Pat?
 

UK: Farmer Says Breed Club is Racist to Cattle
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"FARMERS claim their black cows have been the victims of race bias."

"W M Fotheringham were allowed to register their black cattle in the society's herd book in April 1998, but some members of the society's council became concerned at the growth of the black herd. They will be asking the judges to decide- in the words of spoof gangsta rapper Ali G, 'Is it because they is black?' "
 

NRA and NRA Foundation Sponsor Outdoor Media Awards
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"Good writing and photography play a critical role in communicating the profound joys of hunting and in stimulating people to become involved in the sport. So the NRA and The NRA Foundation were again proud to be among the sponsors of the Excellence in Craft Awards competition conducted by the Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA)."
 

NH: Police information gathering called illegal
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City of Franklin N.H. requires medical info to obtain concealed carry permit. Chief denies implementing requirement. Claims he inherited it from his predesessor.

"Doug Boyd, the former police chief and now a city councilor, was not at last night's meeting. But when contacted by a reporter afterward, Boyd disputed Forests's history of the medical record request. He said he never gathered medical files on people applying for pistol permits."
 

Claire Wolfe: "Wrong House Raid"
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"The very angry and very brave Mike Kemp gave me the idea for this one. He's the Gadsden Minuteman who videotaped and exposed the blatant racism at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms "Good Old Boys" rally. For that act of principle and courage, he ended up being targeted by law enforcement, eventually subjected to a warrantless raid, and sent to jail for using medical marijuana."
 

Europe may be regretting lost rights
Submitted by: Guntalker

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"Euros, who usually cannot click their tongues sufficiently to express disgust at us and our guns, whether they are hunting Osama in Afghanistan or ducks in Connecticut, and who have Utopia in terms of gun-control legislation, have a problem. Britain banned handguns in 1996, and its gun crimes rose 40 percent in that same time frame. Austria banned the use of guns, even in self-defense, and its armed robberies are up 51 percent."
 

A New "Defining Moment"? Goodbye To The First Amendment
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"Every great change in civil society has a defining moment, when events conspire to make the issues of the day crystal clear to all who hear of it. The William Penn trial, the Boston Massacre, John Browne's raid, Rosa Parks refusing to move to the back of the bus - each of these in their time became a symbol encapsulating the essence of the struggle they presaged. A friend of mine in South Dakota was dragged unwilling into what may well become one of those nexus points of history."
 

King George to graciously consult Congress on Iraq
Submitted by: Paul Parker

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"President Bush promised Wednesday to consult with Congress before deciding to invade Iraq, and Vice President Cheney said the administration would seek international consensus."
 

NY: Cop cleared in 'accidental' machinegunning death in April 19 'raid'
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"A Suffolk grand jury yesterday declined to indict police officer Tony Gonzalez for the fatal shooting of Jose Colon during a drug raid in Bellport in April..."

"During the April 19 raid, Gonzalez was leading a team of Emergency Service police officers in a charge toward the front door of the dilapidated house. As they crossed the lawn, Colon, 20, and another man, emerged from the front door."

"Police officials maintained from the start that Gonzalez inadvertently grazed the trigger of his submachine gun, firing off three rounds, after being pushed from behind by another officer who tripped on a tree root. Colon was struck once in the head."

"The civil matter will be different because the police officer involved has admitted that he made a mistake and killed this young man."

KABA NOTE: Gun down an innocent person with a machinegun head shot and see if you can escape involuntary manslaughter charges. (That's hypothetical, of course.)
 

MI: Vigilante neighbors in court for branding molester
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"Three Pontiac men took the law -- and a blistering hot metal spatula -- into their hands when they learned a neighbor had been regularly sodomizing his 7- and 10-year-old nephews."

"Two of the men held down the uncle while the third pressed the smoking spatula on his genitals, buttocks, stomach and legs. They paused only long enough to reheat the spatula on the kitchen stove for repeated branding before tossing the uncle out onto the sidewalk, breaking his arm."
 

I Feel Better Now – The Bad Guy's Dead
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"Recently I was feeling sorry for myself – not really depressed, but overly absorbed with minor problems. I sat down to lunch in a grumpy mood and turned on the radio."

"First I heard that two teenage girls had been kidnapped at gunpoint from a lover's lane in California at 1 a.m. A massive hunt was on for them and the man who took them. The 37-year-old's criminal record began at age 10 and included burglary, carjacking, drug possession and raping a family member."

"But then a breaking news story interrupted the commentary." ...
 

UK: Fears over toys which could get a child shot
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"Gun-brandishing youths could be shot dead by marksmen, police warned today."

"Rocketing sales of toy replica guns mean Preston Police are being called out more than once a day to a gun-related incident."

"And because the toys look so realistic, even experienced firearms officers have trouble distinguishing them from genuine weapons at a distance."

"They fear they may be forced to pull the trigger themselves if they are threatened with one."
 

PA: Bill would limit handgun purchases to one a month
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"Purchase of handguns may be further restricted in Pennsylvania if Rep. Wallis Brooks gets her way. Brooks, R-149, plans on introducing legislation this autumn that would limit citizens from buying more than one handgun a month."

"Ceasefire Pennsylvania, an organization that lobbies for more restrictive gun control, was instrumental in drafting the bill, called the Handgun Trafficking Reduction Act of 2002."

KABA NOTE: While the majority of lawful, peaceable Americans cannot afford to buy one handgun a month, those who can afford it and choose to do so should not be fettered by government in any way. "Shall not be infringed" is not a request; it's a command.
 

CCRKBA: Victory! California Gun Owners Beat Back Bullet Tax
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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" In a successful effort largely guided by the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA), California gun owners have successfully derailed an outrageous attempt to tax every bullet and cartridge sold in the Golden State."

"A measure that would have placed the proposed tax on November's ballot as a constitutional amendment was stopped in committee Wednesday night in Sacramento."
 

AZ: Phoenix officer delivers woman's baby in car
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"A pregnant woman who went into labor while driving on a busy west Phoenix road Thursday was lucky Officer Brian Muth happened to be passing by."

"Muth, a 21-year veteran of the Phoenix police force, pulled over to see if there was a problem with a car parked on the side of the road."

"Inside the car was a woman about to give birth, said Sgt. Randy Force."

" ' delivered it by himself,' Force said. 'He actually delivered the baby into his hands.' "

KABA NOTE: Now THAT is community service!
 

VA: Gun idea draws outrage
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"An effort to allow concealed weapons into state parks has outraged gun-control advocates."

" 'This is just insane,' said Poquoson resident Suzi Robinson. 'Having a gun in a state park is just dangerous.' " [If you attack a gunowner in a state park, danger is the whole idea -- for the criminal, that is.]

"The Department of Conservation and Recreation, which runs the state's 34 parks, has banned guns from parks for years. But a group of gun owners are urging Attorney General Jerry Kilgore to rule that concealed weapons can be carried onto state parks."
 

MN: Gun safety a hot topic for kids
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"Instructors of the firearms safety class tried to teach their young students responsibility, safety and the proper way to hold a rifle Tuesday night."

"But the most important lesson learned? 'Don't shoot at houses,' said 11-year-old Dustin Nielsen. 'But I already knew that from my dad.' "

"The class, better known as Hunters Safety, is required by state law for hunters between the ages of 12 and 15 and for adult hunters born after Dec. 31, 1979."
 

UK: Poor England
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" 'Poor little England,' my wife said when I told her I was planning to write about the race-rioting in Britain."

"Last month the northern town of Burnley erupted in white-Asian rioting—with firebombs launched at pubs and schools and homes. By May, Asian-white battles had broken out in nearby Oldham, which had been wracked by racial tension after the severe beating of a World War II veteran; he had mistakenly walked home via one of the streets declared 'no-go' by an Asian gang. Now Bradford is in flames, with more than 100 police injured trying to quell the latest outburst."

KABA NOTE: We include so many regular stories about the state of affairs in the "United Kingdom" for one primary reason: self-defense with firearms is banned, as are most of the firearms themselves, and people are therefore basically at the mercy of thugs.
 

Is Gun Control a Nazi Scheme?
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"Gun registration and licensing were legislated by an anti-National Socialist government in Germany five years before the National Socialists gained power. Five years after (1938) they gained power they got around to rewriting the gun law enacted by their predecessors, substantially ameliorating it in the process. They may be criticized for leaving certain restrictions and licensing requirements in the law, but they had no intention of preventing law-abiding Germans from keeping or bearing arms."
 

Recognizing a Federal Reserve Slave
Submitted by: LFA Editor
Website: http://www.libertyforall.net

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"This could have been named recognizing a slave to government, meaning all government levels from the US Government to a small town's (city's) government. It really doesn't matter since the slave - or subject, if you prefer - will respond to every edict as if it is law, just as serfs responded to kings holding the sovereignty."
 

Venezuela: Armed citizens protecting border
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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"Paramilitary gunmen have reportedly been patrolling San Antonio's streets since the end of last year. The shadowy United Self-Defense Forces of Venezuela, or AUV, are modeled after their next-door counterpart, the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC), the brutal right-wing group created by Colombian ranchers in the 1980s to protect themselves from leftist guerrillas."

"Bolstered by drug profits and the Colombian government's inability to provide security in the countryside, the AUC has since expanded into an 8,000- strong nationwide force."

"The AUV has the same stated goal as the Colombian paramilitaries: ridding the country of all rebels and their collaborators. And both groups are sworn enemies of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, a populist who survived an April military coup attempting to topple his 'revolution' on behalf of the nation's poor."
 

CBS blatantly ignores fact that Louisiana Governor told women to arm themselves
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On August 6, CBS reported on the state of affairs in Louisiana's capital city:
"The assault and murders of three Baton Rouge women, all linked by DNA to the same man, has brought a dragnet for a serial killer."
And they even start their report with a quote from a woman who is buying a firearm to protect herself:
"If I have to resort to buying a gun, I will and that's what I'm doing," she told CBS News correspondent Bob McNamara.
But when it comes to quoting the Governor, CBS' report avoids spreading the word that he's urged women to arm themselves with firearms. Their negligence wouldn't be so obvious if they hadn't reported the following:
" 'Get mace, carry a baseball bat, lock your doors, don't let anybody in you don't know,' said Louisiana Governor Mike Foster."
On August 1 -- 5 days earlier -- the Associated Press came out with a report that had the following headling:
"Louisiana Governor Advises Women Scared of Serial Killer to Get a Gun".
But, fortunately, the notion of anti-gun media bias is just an illusion made up by the anti-government right wing extremist movement -- so this conspicuous omission is merely a coincidence.
 

TX: 10-time felon goes on trial in shooting death
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"Testimony is set to begin this morning in the trial of a 10-time convicted felon charged with murder in a June 2001 shooting death at a Bellmead bar."

"Witnesses have told police that Sossamon was arguing with a woman inside the bar and that Davis, 48, and others forced him to leave. Police have said Sossamon returned to the bar and shot Davis in the back."

"According to records filed in the case, Sossamon has been convicted of 10 felonies since 1974, including two counts of attempted capital murder, three counts of aggravated robbery, two counts of escape, two counts of theft by check and one conviction for forgery."

KABA NOTE: Lawful, peaceable, longsuffering gunowners -- tired of having our rights violated under the guise of 'crime fighting' -- would greatly appreciate it if people like this would be kept away from our communities. Is that really asking too much?
 

TX: Rally demands police accountability after 'recent rash of killings by law enforcement'
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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"A few dozen protesters assembled in front of Houston Police Department headquarters Wednesday and demanded an end to the recent rash of killings by law enforcement in Harris County and better accountability for the officers involved."

"Five men have been shot to death by authorities in the past four weeks, and 14 people have been slain this year, including 13 who were shot. The latter number is only one shy of the 14 shot to death by county law enforcement in all of last year."

"This year's numbers, the protesters said, are unacceptable."

"The protesters included victims' family members, concerned citizens and left-wing activists."

KABA NOTE: Any police officers reading this message are encouraged to understand that our sharing a news story doesn't necessarily mean we agree with everything contained therein. While some of these protestors may have legitimate grievances, knowing the criminal war zones that certain areas of Houston have become, it's probably safe to say that at least some of the dead earned their visits to the Pearly Gates.
 

Driver stopped by phony cop is then robbed
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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While this happened in California, it has national implications. We've seen recent stories of people invading homes and screaming "POLICE!" or "FBI", gaining the upper hand and then robbing (or worse) the gullible residents. That "police impersonation" trend has now taken to the streets.
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MODESTO, CALIFORNIA -- "A man posing as a police officer used a spotlight on his pickup and also flashed his headlights to make a motorist pull over so he could rob her, Stanislaus County sheriff's deputies reported Wednesday."

"The man was driving a white, full-sized pickup, when he stopped the woman..."
 

MI: Detroit Police Officer Robbed of Her Badge and Gun
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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"Police are looking for a man who robbed a Detroit police officer of her badge and gun."

"The officer was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday night. It happened at the Mobil gas station at 7 Mile and Southfield Freeway."

"The officer was pumping gas when a man with a hooded sweatshirt came from behind and demanded her purse."

"Fearing for her life, her daughters and cousins' lives who were in the car, the 24-year-old officer turned over her purse which happened to contain her department-issued 22-calliber [sic] Glock handgun and her badge."

KABA NOTE: Unless they are carefully hiding their products from their website, Glock doesn't make a .22 pistol. And if they did, any police department that would issue it as a service weapon is run by Sarah Brady -- but one would have to know what he was talking about to know that, and Detroit Now's reporters obviously don't qualify.

This gun-clueless reporter must've meant the Glock 22 -- it comes in .40 caliber, which is spelled with one "L", not two.
 

NJ: Gun law victim sentenced to over 17 years in jail
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In 1994, Merrill was charged with illegal discharge of a firearm after police said he shot a pigeon in a neighbor's yard. After searching his home, police found a Norinco MAK 90 rifle, but a judge threw out the charges after Merrill successfully challenged the constitutionality of the state assault weapons ban.

Eight years later, they finally got him on federal firearms violations and sentenced him to 17 1/2 years in federal prison.
 

UK: 15, 000 objects confiscated at airports every day
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"New figures indicate that some 15,000 sharp objects are still confiscated from luggage at UK airports every day."

"A raft of new measures were introduced by airport authorities in the wake of the September 11 attacks, when concerns about the safety of air passengers were at their most acute."

"However, BAA is reporting that many passengers are flouting the restrictions on hand luggage, although they concede that members of the public can often forget that items such as nail scissors are outlawed. Nevertheless the problems which these incidents cause are leading to flight delays."

"The association has confirmed that one in 17 passengers is found to be carrying an illegal object, ranging from nail scissors to Kitchen knives, at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airports alone."

" 'By the end of the day, because of 50,000 passengers passing through this building we shall be the proud owners of 2,000 pairs of nail scissors,' Roger Cato, managing director at Gatwick, told BBC Online."
 

NC: Prison guard charged with solicitation to kill
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"A state prison guard was charged yesterday with trying to lure an inmate into killing the boyfriend of the guard's estranged wife."

"Richard Rudolph Heldreth Jr., 47, of 937 Koontz Road was arrested at the N.C. Department of Correction minimum-security prison on Raleigh Road about 10 a.m. and charged with solicitation to commit a felony."

"Sheriff Gerald Hege of Davidson County said that Heldreth was arrested after he received a telephone call saying that the killing had been carried out. The inmate had told authorities about the situation. Investigators needed that call as evidence in the case."

"Heldreth did not make a statement during his first court appearance yesterday. He is being held in the Davidson County Jail under a $1 million bond."
 

Jamaican version of "TIPS" program helps get firearms confiscated
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"CRIME Stop says it has received nearly 100 per cent more calls for the first six months this year compared to the same period in 2001-- resulting in the seizure of 24 firearms, 8,373 kilos of ganja and 37 arrests for a variety of crimes."

"In a written statement, the National Crime Prevention Fund said Crime Stop got 610 calls in the first half of 2002, with the biggest jump being for illegal firearms and ammunition."

KABA NOTE: Sure, they catch some real criminals -- the kind that have victims. But where mere possession of a firearm without government permission is a crime punishable by jail time -- like Chicago, New York City, New Jersey and D.C., for example -- this type of system could pit anti-self-defense fanatics against people who'd rather shoot a murderer than be killed by him.
 

U.S. Marines set sights on new basic rifle
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"While most of the Pentagon's procurement efforts focus on exotic, high-tech equipment for future wars, the Marine Corps is conducting an intense study on a replacement for its most basic, but perhaps most important, weapon – its rifle."

"After six weeks of concentrated testing, a team will give Marine leaders a recommendation on which of two possible weapons should replace the M-16A2, an improved version of the Vietnam-vintage assault rifle."

"The two weapons being tested, the M-4 and the M-16A4, are modifications of the current rifle and are not great technological leaps forward in themselves. But they allow the use of a number of high-tech devices that would improve the Marine infantryman's basic weapon."

KABA NOTE: There's a strong, large civilian market for their used M-16A2's. We'd be happy to help them find buyers in every state.
 

FL: Man shot by police three days after release from prison
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"A man shot and killed by police as they investigated a purse-snatching had been released from prison just three days earlier after serving two years for car theft."

"Relatives said Cornell Andrews, 35, must have panicked at the thought of going back behind bars."

"Officer James Goolsby spotted Andrews driving erratically about 9:50 p.m. Tuesday. Police thought he might be the man who stole a purse outside a pharmacy earlier in the day."

"Goolsby chased Andrews to a dead end, and the men got out of their cars and fought. Police said Andrews took Goolsby's baton and started to hit the officer with it, striking him on the head at least once."

"Goolsby took out his 9 mm pistol and shot Andrews just above the heart, police said. Andrews died instantly."

Perhaps the prison rehabilitation program might need some tweaking.
 

MA: Man who shot attacking dog cleared of charges
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ORIGINAL TITLE: "Hanson police say shooting of dog is justified"
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"A Winter Street man who shot a dog in its leg on July 22 after it came onto his property and was about to bite him has been cleared of any charges by police after an investigation that included the Animal Rescue League."

"Hanson police said Jeffrey Clifford, 31, of 240 Winter St., a court officer, used his handgun to shoot one of Bedard's dogs, a mixed breed Rottweiler and pit bull, in the leg. The dog, named Piper, survived."

" 'After the investigation, Mr. Charbonneau of the Animal Rescue League and Hanson Police Department ruled that it was a legitimate, justified shooting because the dog came onto his property and was threatening to bite him. The dog came after him,' said [Hanson police Detective Joseph] Yakavonis."

"Charbonneau said the law is quite clear and a person need only be 'worried' to defend himself."

" 'This guy was in fear for his life. We don't like to see it, but we do not prosecute under these conditions,' said Charbonneau."
 

IL: Unarmed senior citizen, banned from carrying firearm, injured by crazed dog
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"A 76-year-old Lewistown [Illinois] man who was attacked by a pit bull Tuesday night while walking his own dog is recovering from numerous bites to his hands, chest and head, according to police."

"David A. Hayes of Lewistown was taken to Graham Hospital in Canton, where he was treated for 'at least 29 puncture wounds,' according to a release from the Fulton County Sheriff's Department."

KABA NOTE: In Illinois, you've got to have some pretty good connections to get a "permit" to carry a firearm for self-defense. If this elderly gentleman had had a handgun handy, he could have saved himself and his own dog a lot of pain and grief. But in the land of the depraved Mayor Daley, the anti-self-defense fanatics would apparently rather a 76-year-old man get eaten by a raging pit bull than "allow" him to defend his own life.
 

LA: Weapons caution urged as requests for gun 'permits' skyrocket
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The story's subtitle: "Police worried wrong people may be shot"
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"Requests for concealed weapons permits have soared in the wake of recent slayings of three Baton Rouge women by a serial killer."

"Meanwhile, area law enforcement authorities and groups on both sides of the gun ownership debate urged caution."

"State Police receives requests for permit applications statewide by mail, phone and in person."
 

Israeli Govt. threatens 'criminal proceedings' if airgun owner doesn't renew gun license
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ORIGINAL TITLE: "Getting tough on gun licensing"
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"When Tal Bejerano, a 38-year-old computer engineer from Karmiel, opened his mail box a few weeks ago, he was in for a surprise: A warning letter from the Interior Ministry demanded that he renew his gun license. If he did not, Bejerano was warned, criminal proceedings would be instigated against him."

"Bejerano's gun - an airgun he purchased from his pocket money at the age of 14 - was left unused for many years, rusted and is no longer in working order. However, the gun was of sentimental value to Bejerano and he wished to keep it as a souvenir."
 

Sovereignty for the Rest of Us
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"One can find much material, on the internet and other sources, espousing the idea that Americans, by law, were intended to be 'sovereign' people, and go to great lengths of research - deep in the United States Code and in Supreme Court case records - to prove the point. Reading but only one or two pieces on the topic inspires the thinking man to question 'just what is it that we, as a people, have lost and how do we get it back?' "
 

CA: Stop Triggerlock
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"IT STARTED OUT as the sort of law most liberals would support: a federal bill providing stiff penalties for illegal possession of handguns. But as Gabrielle Banks reports on page 18, Operation Triggerlock has turned out to be a disaster. Cops in cities like San Francisco, where a fairly liberal district attorney gives kids second chances and fairly liberal juries don't always believe the police, are using Triggerlock to send minor gun-possession cases directly to federal prosecutors. The feds bypass D.A. Terence Hallinan to win harsh sentences for relatively minor crimes."

"The result is almost absurd: If you shoot someone, you'll probably get charged under California law and prosecuted by the local D.A. If you have a gun in your hands (even if it's not loaded) and you never use it for a violent crime, the cops might hand you over to the feds – and you might end up doing more time than a killer."
 

Countering No Rights Zones
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"What are no rights zones? Here are a few clues to help you puzzle it out:"

• airport security checkpoints
• walking along the street
• virtually any public transportation system
• major sporting events
• public schools
• any common carrier aircraft
• your automobile
• internet chat rooms, message boards, and usenet groups
• national parks
• universities
• your home

"Get it now?"
 

"Use of force by officers a difficult issue"
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"Rarely do local officers get complaints of police brutality, but they say when faced with the issue, it can be one of the most difficult aspects of police work."

" 'The biggest part of issues related to police brutality is the use of force itself,' said Hampton Police Chief Bud Smith. 'We have standards we have to go by, which is using the amount of force that is necessary to get a suspect under control. You have to stay a step ahead of anyone who is a suspect and, at the same time, not get yourself or anyone around hurt. It's a tough position to be in.' "

"The use of excessive force has long been an issue of discussion surrounding law enforcement across the nation. Local law enforcement agencies in Henry County follow a strict guideline when it comes to using force."
 

IN: Ex-cop gets 3 years in molestation case involving 9-year-old girl
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"A former Hobart police officer described by prosecutors as 'a wolf in sheep's clothing' was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison following his child molesting conviction."

"David Haun, 39, an eight-year veteran of the department, was convicted June 21 on one count of molesting and acquitted on a second count following a jury trial before Lake Criminal Court Judge Joan Kouros."

"Deputy Prosecutor John J. Burke praised his star witness, a 9-year-old Portage girl who testified that Haun had fondled her through her clothing while both were on a bed. The girl, who is now 11, testified she told her parents, who were friends of Haun's, that the officer 'loved her in a bad way'."

"...the defendant was a police officer at the time of the offense, which was in the summer of 2000."

"Parents teach -- or should teach -- their children to trust, respect, obey and seek help from police officers," Burke said. "When a police officer is a sexual predator, he violates a special trust that is given to him with a badge and a uniform and it diminishes the authority of all the good, hard-working officers who risk their lives daily to serve and protect all of us. There is a price to pay when you violate that trust."
 

South Africa: Police officer who helped commit murder now on trial for armed robbery
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"Former security policeman Calla Botha, a member of the now disbanded Brixton murder and robbery squad and the apartheid-era Civil Co-operation Bureau (CCB), appeared in Johannesburg's Wynberg regional court on charges of robbery with aggravating circumstances."

"During his amnesty application Botha admitted that he was the driver of the motor vehicle in the drive-by shooting on May 1, 1989, when Ferdi Barnard shot dead David Webster, an anti-apartheid academic."

"Botha is charged together with Imran Kahn, 35, Moeawija Meas, 35, Abul Nizan, 48, and Bolayang Ralehlka, 32, in connection with an incident on Saturday when a diamond dealer was forced off the road in the Bramley area by bogus policemen."

"The group are charged of robbery with aggravating circumstances and impersonating policemen."
 

Iran: Attorney begins five-year prison term for speech on murders of dissidents
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"A lawyer convicted of divulging state secrets in speaking about the murders of Iranian dissidents by government agents began serving five years in prison Thursday, his attorney said."

"The 1998 killings embarrassed the government and highlighted the power struggle between liberals and conservatives opposed to the reform campaign of President Mohammad Khatami."

"Attorney Naser Zarafshan, 56, was arrested in December 2000 after giving a speech in the southern city of Shiraz about the slayings of four dissidents by members of Iran's intelligence service. He was found guilty in March on charges of divulging state secrets and of illegal possession of a firearm."

"Zarafshan argued at his trial that he did not disclose secrets in his speech because the Intelligence Ministry had already admitted its agents committed the crimes. He also denied illegally possessing a gun, saying it was found in his office during the four weeks he was detained after his arrest."
 

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