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KeepAndBearArms.com Under New Management
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"KeepAndBearArms.com (KABA) has undergone a transfer of power and leadership. Launched in April of 2000, KABA has become a daily source for news and information about gun rights, gun control and gun-related activism."

"Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) and Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) have purchased the website, domain name and related assets associated with the website. SAF and CCRKBA combined have over a million members and contributors nationwide, and its leaders are confident in taking KABA to the next level of growth and development." ...
 

Political Notebook
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"As Americans, we don’t get to pick and chose amendments to the Constitution. The Bill of Rights is an all or nothing proposition. Civil rights are not doled out on a multiple choice basis."

"Despite their numeric sequence, there is an inexplicable divide between the people who champion the First Amendment and those who defend the Second Amendment."

"Regular readers of this editorial page with strong opinions themselves might disagree, but I consider myself first and foremost a conservative when it comes to discussions of politics." ...

"Truthfully, just as I would not trust a member of the media who has never had a byline, I do not trust a so called conservative who does not own a firearm." ...
 

Report catalogues problems in air marshals service
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"Federal air marshals have slept on the job, tested positive for alcohol or drugs while on duty, lost their weapons and falsified information, the Homeland Security Department's inspector general said Monday in a scathing report on the air marshals program."

"The government logged 753 incidents of misconduct by air marshals during an eight-month period in 2002, according to the report. The report criticizes the undercover program as being too lenient on officers involved in misconduct. Most were placed on leave with pay after the incidents." ...
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The actual number of marshals is classified, but the article states that "several thousand" were hired after 9/11. So if there are 7500 air marshals, that means one in ten have had disciplinary problems.

Arm the passengers and the pilots and get rid of the air marshal program!
 

Elk Arsenal
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Picking an elk rifle is complicated by the fact that these most majestic of deer are big (up to 1,200 pounds), tough, and taken at ranges both very short and very long. The experience of pulling the trigger on one was all summed up 30 years ago by a great elk hunter and gun writer named Bob Hagel:"

"'The shot you get will be during the last five minutes of the last day under the worst circumstances you can imagine. And you’ll take it.'"

"Accordingly, you should choose a rifle that is powerful enough to put elk down nearly every time. And it must have enough weight to counteract recoil so that you won’t flinch when you get your shot. If you don’t like the idea of lugging around a heavy, hard-kicking rifle, that’s tough. This is elk hunting." ...
 

Little Outcry Over Assault Weapons Ban Expiring (JTO)
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"Aside from strong criticisms from gun-control advocates, there is little public outcry over the refusal of Congress to renew the federal assault-weapons ban, which expires Sept. 13, the Buffalo News reported Aug. 26."

"In 1994 when crimes involving assault weapons were at their highest, the ban was passed by Congress to curb violence. Since then, crime has substantially declined nationwide."

"'I don't think there's any question that the ban contributed to the drop in the crime rate,' said U.S. Rep. Louise M. Slaughter (D-N.Y.), who supports the ban." [KABA Note: You can think whatever you want Louise, both the CDC and DOJ say that the ban had no effect.]

"According to federal statistics, 1.2 percent of guns used in crime in 2002 were assault weapons, a decline from 3.6 percent in 1995." ...
 

Focus: Assault weapon ban [all letters on page]
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"Where is line drawn?"

"Attacking the assault weapon ban, letter writer Jim Stull ("Guns aren't the problem," Wednesday) sings the tired refrain of the National Rifle Association: Guns don't kill people, people kill people."

"Nuclear missiles, like guns, don't kill people either. Does that mean you should have the right to own one?"

"Where do the gun freaks draw the line? Where in the Second Amendment does it say they can't own an M-60 machine gun? Or a howitzer? Or a 4.2-inch mortar?" [KABA Note: The common definition of "arms" at the time of the Founding was man-portable weaponry.]

"How about a small nuclear warhead? Those things don't kill people. People kill people."

"Reece Brabson Walker" ...
 

UT: U. links gun ban, academic freedom
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"Attorneys for the University of Utah are misinterpreting state statutes when they argue the U. has a right to ban guns on campus."

"That was the state's principal argument Monday before the Utah Supreme Court as Deputy Attorney General Brent Burnett argued its appeal of a 3rd District Court ruling last year that allowed the Salt Lake City-based university to keep the 28-year campus gun ban intact."

"U. Attorney Alan Sullivan countered that Article X, Section 4 of Utah's Constitution allows the U.'s administration to make such rules because it protects academic freedom, which is vital to the pursuit of higher education." ...
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KABA Note: According to dictionary.com

"free·dom - n.
1) The condition of being free of restraints.
2) Liberty of the person from slavery, detention, or oppression.
3)
a) Political independence.
b) Exemption from the arbitrary exercise of authority in the performance of a specific action; civil liberty: freedom of assembly." ...
 

WA: Sheriff Reichert opposes assault weapons ban -- Sheriff's support for letting law expire shocks activists
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"Dave Reichert, King County sheriff and Republican congressional candidate, recently told a group of Second Amendment advocates that he supports letting the federal ban on assault weapons expire."

"His position shocked community activists with whom he had worked closely in the past to establish and promote gun-violence prevention programs. It is also at odds with a wide segment of law enforcement officials, including Seattle police Chief Gil Kerlikowske."

"But Reichert said yesterday his statement should not come as a surprise to anyone."

"'I've never changed my position,' Reichert said. 'My whole point has always been holding gun owners responsible and accountable and always focusing on those people who were committing crimes with guns. ... I've never felt that the banning of certain weapons has really done anything at all.'" ...
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What refreshing intelligence and insight!
 

FL: Teen Took [Police Officer Dad's] Loaded Gun To School, Police Say
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"Tampa police motorcycle Officer Terry Sacca dreaded asking his son about the missing .32-caliber handgun Sacca usually stored in a locked safe, police said, but he had to know what happened."

"On Monday, a teacher at Chamberlain High School had sent 14-year-old Christopher Sacca to a school resource officer after smelling alcohol on him and finding two water bottles filled with schnapps in his book bag, police said."

"His father picked him up and arranged a meeting with the Rev. Jason Smith, a youth pastor at Seminole Heights Baptist Church."

"Before the meeting, police said, the officer's wife told him she found his empty holster in Christopher's room." ...
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But only cops should have guns, right Sarah?
 

NY: Gunman kills innocent bystander, wounds 2
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"Three innocent bystanders were shot, one fatally, after two gunman opened fire Monday on men they believed responsible for a shooting that left six wounded in Harlem two weeks ago, according to police sources."

"As a scorcher of a day finally started to cool, a crowd of locals were hanging out on West 127th Street in Harlem just past midnight on Monday, including five people playing a game of Spades."

"But the card game came to a sudden and panicked end when two gunmen began firing at men hanging out nearby. The bullets whizzed past their intended targets and instead struck three of the card players." ...
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In "gun-free" New York City?!? With all the "added security" for the GOP convention?
 

WA: Corrections worker gets jail for pointing gun [fourth story on page]
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A Snohomish County Superior Court judge on Monday sentenced a former Monroe Reformatory corrections officer to one month in jail for pointing an unloaded gun at two colleagues.

Jim I. Larson, 58, had pleaded guilty to one count of custodial assault July 16. The crime is a felony.

He was sitting in a patrol vehicle at the Monroe Prison Complex when he pointed his duty weapon, a 9 mm semiautomatic pistol, at the face of a woman corrections officer, according to court documents. The woman feared she was about to be shot.

A second woman officer who heard what happened told investigators Larson also pointed the gun in her direction.

The incident occurred Nov. 14. Larson, a corrections officer for 11 years, lost his job as a result.
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But this kind of individual should be the only one allowed to carry a gun, right Sarah?
 

IL: Deputy clerk says Alorton trustee aimed pistol at her
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"When she showed up for work Monday at the village offices, Alorton deputy clerk Gwen McCallum said she and her husband were accosted by a Village Board member armed with a pistol."

"'He put the gun to my head and said, 'You want some of this?' McCallum said."

"An ensuing melee, which included a brawl inside the police station, resulted in the village offices being shut down for the day. No charges had been filed by the end of the day."

"McCallum and her husband, Village Board member Randy McCallum, said village trustee Malcolm Henderson began arguing with them, then ran to his pickup, grabbed a pistol and threatened them both." ...
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Another of the "armed elite" on a rampage.
 

Philippines: Philippines National Police, not Dumpit, on trial here
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"Cebu City police SWAT member Adonis Dumpit, suspected of having shot and killed a certain Federico Tabon and of shooting and wounding two others shortly after must not be let off the hook without proper investigation."

"As of today, Dumpit has only denied shooting the three. As if to sustain the denial, he has subjected himself to a paraffin test and handed in a .45 caliber pistol, said to be his service firearms."

"Other than that, however, there are a lot of questions he needs to answer and for investigators, like the NBI, which is said to be interested in the case, to uncover." ...
 

Ghana: Judge Pulls Gun On Nasara Chief
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"As Ghanaians continue to pray for violence free elections, an apocalyptic confusion rocked Somanya in the Eastern Region a week ago when a gun toting Magistrate Court judge, Justice E. T. Essandor, stormed the house of the regional Nasara Club Chairman, Mr. Seidu Harruna and threatened to kill him."

"The said law lord according to documents available to THE HERITAGE was incensed for what he felt was the NPP man’s attempt to tag him, judge, as pro-NDC."

"The brazen orgy of violence on the part of the judge shocked the inhabitants of the town." ...
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Nice to see how Sarah's "armed elite" act in a country where the death penalty can be invoked for unauthorized possession of a gun.
 

Australia: Misplaced [police officer's] gun found
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"A POLICE pistol lost on Tuesday of last week, was handed in at the Merredin Police Station on Saturday morning."

"A major search for the missing gun was carried out on Friday, with State Emergency Service volunteers assisting police."

"It was not feasible to carry out a comprehensive search earlier in the week, due to a lack of manpower, as police from the region were involved in the Dowerin Field Day." ...

"The gun was lost when an officer placed a case containing it on a ledge on his four-wheel drive vehicle. He drove off without realising he had left the gun outside the vehicle." ...
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I'm sorry Sarah, can you refresh my memory on why only cops and the military should be allowed to carry guns?
 

UK: Car advert 'glorified guns'
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"A television advertisement for Land Rover featuring a woman firing a gun has been banned by regulators after it prompted more than 300 complaints from viewers."

"The advert for the Freelander Sport was accused of glamorising and normalising gun culture and encouraging dangerous driving."

"It featured a woman taking a gun from a drawer and brandishing it as she hurried after a man seen leaving her house. As he climbed into the vehicle, she took aim then shot into the air. It became clear that the gun was actually a starting pistol. The man smiled and drove off." ...

"Ofcom ruled that it had breached guidelines on harm and offence and must not be shown again. It said: 'Given regular coverage of high-profile shooting incidents and public concern about the wider social impact of the so-called gun culture, the glamorisation and normalisation of guns, even indirectly, is simply offensive to many people.'" ...
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Well it's a darned good thing that they don't have pesky "freedom of speech" issues that prevent them from pulling an ad that offends hoplophobes.

Second, since guns are banned on your fair island, how can there be "high-profile shooting incidents"?
 

Australia: Court told of rifle in home
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"POLICE uncovered drugs, a sawn-off rifle and explosives after arresting an Albury man last week, Albury Court was told yesterday." ...

"A .22 bolt action shortened magnum rifle loaded with five rounds was found alongside a box of ammunition."

"Police found $5500 in a main bedroom drawer in bundles of $500, along with hundreds of plastic resealable bags, scales, a grinder and packets of Glucodin."

"Twelve sticks of explosive and a roll of detonator were found in a bungalow at the back of the residence."

"There were 12 boxes of 12-gauge shotgun shells with 25 shells in each box." ...
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But guns and drugs are banned in Australia, how could a Bad Guy have them?!?
 

UK: Police warn about danger guns
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"CHILDREN are being warned about the dangers of imitation firearms and plastic ball guns after an attack on a three-year-old."

"Police are urging parents not to let the weapons get into the wrong hands and warning shopkeepers not to sell them to teenagers."

"They say up to three-quarters of the incidents attended by Greater Manchester Police armed response unit involve youngsters handling imitation guns."

"And police marksmen have only a few seconds to decide whether to shoot or to hold their fire."

"Chief Insp Eric Fegan, from Oldham police, said: 'These call-outs not only cost thousands of pounds and are a vast drain on police resources, but they are also extremely dangerous for the individual with such a weapon.'" ...
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Well if you didn't have these asinine, hoplophobic, "the very existence of a gun is a crime" attitudes, it wouldn't be a problem, would it?
 

UK: The 50 Pence 'Toy' Gun
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... "This is just a child's air pistol but its realistic loading action could see the police setting a dog on you! A pack of two guns with soft rubbery bullets is currently on sale in a Gloucester store for just £1 (that's 50p a gun) and there is a real fear that these 'toy' weapons could be mistaken for the real thing - especially from a distance."

"One city shopper was so shocked to see them on sale that he bought a pack of the guns and handed them into The Citizen offices."

"He said: 'They are frighteningly real.'"

"And two police officers said they were 'not happy' with the guns being available."

"One officer even went as far as to say that if he saw someone cocking the gun he would consider setting his dog on them." ...
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So a child peacefully walking down a street, not hurting anyone, not pointing a gun at anyone, merely carrying something that looks like a gun, is subject to having dogs set on him.

Nice country/police state you have there.
 

IN: Buck Creek Muzzle Loaders to have Rifle Frolic
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"Buck Creek Muzzle Loaders will hold their 28th annual Labor Day Weekend Rifle Frolic Sept. 4-6 at the BCML range on 1100 West, 1.8 miles north of Humphreys Park, Linton."

"'Several shooting matches will be held for black powder muzzleloaders, flintlock or percussion, rifle, smoothbore and single shot pistols dating from 1750 to 1840,' said Michael Hall, BCML treasurer."

"He said there will be nine primitive-range matches and five paper-range matches that will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday and run through 1 p.m. on Monday. Merchandise will be awarded for each match at 3 p.m. on Monday. There's a $5 one-time registration fee and an additional $5 fee per each match entered." ...
 

NY: Henderson: Rifle hunting bill not passing anytime soon
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"An issue that's been batted about in this column several times, and remains the most commonly asked question whenever I encounter hunters, is the status of the legislation that would allow rifle hunting for big game in the Southern Tier."

"For the record, the Senate passed the legislation in the waning days of the legislative session in June and it moved to the Assembly's Environmental Conservation Committee when the lawmakers left Albany for the summer."

"Members of the Assembly have confirmed to me that the legislation is definitely in committee -- and will die there." ...
 

MS: Women Take Self-Defense Classes
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"Recent rapes and the brutal attack of an elderly Jackson woman have prompted a law officer to teach a self defense course specifically for women." ...

"V.A. Officer Henry Bennett began the first day of self defense classes giving an overview of the course to the 16 women in the room."

"He said, 'Most of these moves are gonna be stunning techniques.'"

"Bennett says he got the idea to start a self defense class just for women after hearing about several crimes against women."

"He is also a coach at the YMCA and says he wanted to put his 10 years of officer training to use to teach women that they don't have to be vulnerable to attack." ...
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The best "stunning technique" I know of is to pull a gun on your attacker. That'll stun him.
 

IL: Stage-fight techniques no act in real life
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"For the last decade, a local troupe known as Babes With Blades has been known for its raucous approach to stage-fight choreography."

"Using sticks, whips, fists and, of course, swords, troupe members have appeared in tributes to Jackie Chan, in bust-up Wild West saloon brawls and .. a knock-down, hair-yanking melee in a bargain basement on a Wedding-Dress-Sale-Day." ...

"Albert was welcoming three dozen women in sweat suits to an afternoon to be spent in a workout room ... for 'Beat the Streets: Active Resistance,' billed as 'a hands-on, self-defense workshop.'" ...

"I'm going to give you some choices, not tell you what to do in any specific situation," said instructor Patricia Charatin ..." ...
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Too bad the most effective self-defense tool in existence is not one of the choices available to Chicago residents.
 

SD: Loaded pistol found in city park
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"Police don't know who dropped or left a loaded gun in a Rapid City park, the second incident in just nine days."

"A loaded .22 pistol was found by an adult in a bush near College Park Sunday." ...

"Nine days earlier, a rifle was found hung in a tree on M Hill. ..."

"Several parents told KOTA Territory News they always talk to their children about stranger danger in the parks, but that they hadn't thought about teaching their children what to do if they find a gun. 'One of the things we always recommend to any child is that if you find a firearm of any kind, not to touch it and to immediately notify an adult,' Lieutenant Walton said." ...
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If a child who knew nothing of guns had found it, this could have been a tragedy. Educate your children.
 

CA: Governor confronted with tough choices over final bills
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"While Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger enjoys the limelight of the Republican national convention this week, the Legislature's Democratic majority has a big homecoming gift waiting for him _ scores of polarizing bills intended to test the first-term governor." ...

"... he will have a far harder time deciding other issues _ such as whether to raise the minimum wage and to regulate the sale of long-range rifles. ..."

"'These are touch choices, and it's either sign or veto,' said Jack Pitney, a professor of government ... 'He's not going to be able to finesse his way around these things through negotiations, which is what's he's been able to do on a lot of things to this point.'"
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Time to fish or cut bait, Governor.
 

OR: Get your rifle sighted before heading out
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"Short-sighted it’s not."

"The annual Sight-In Service at Four Corners Rod and Gun Club east of Salem opens with a bang on Saturday. It continues every Saturday and Sunday in September as a service to hunters preparing for rifle deer and elk hunting seasons."

"'Last year I think we did 960 people. We sighted in almost 1,600 rifles,' said Dave Hill, who as club vice president is the coordinator for the 2004 series."

"'It’s $6 to sight in your rifle, and that includes getting to shoot at the running buck or the gongs,' he said. 'And this year we’ll be handing out a $10 off coupon for Sportsman’s Warehouse with each sight-in.'" ...
 

IN: Sheridan shooter hits every target to win titles
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"After winning the National Rifle Association singles national championship in early August, Michael Gooch wanted more."

"So a few days later, the Sheridan resident returned to the Grand American Trapshoot near Dayton, Ohio, for the Clay Target Championship, which is considered the most prestigious of the competition's 19 events. Gooch broke all 200 targets, then followed with 250 more in a shoot-off to claim the world championship."

"'I told my wife I was happy I won (the NRA singles), but I'd love to win the clay singles championship," Gooch said. 'I went over there and felt good and thought 'Hey, I can win this thing.'" ...
 

NY: Neighbors Fight Back Against Street Violence
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"Neighbors who live on Ambrose Street in Rochester--where a 13-year-old boy was shot last week--want the city to help clean up their street and make it safer."

"They're working with "Interfaith Action"--a committee of local churches-- trying to fix up the seven abandoned homes in the area and increase police presence. Neighbors say the abandoned houses attract prostitutes and drug dealers. They want money from the city to rehab the houses so people can move back into the neighborhood." ...
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If NY were a civilized state, people living there could start carrying guns to protect themselves and their neighborhood instead of going, hat in hand, to local police for a protection that the police are not required to give.
 

Australia: Bank bandits make daring dash
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"GUNMEN at the centre of a dramatic bank siege on Sydney's north shore this morning have escaped from the scene, police say."

"Northern Beaches Superintendent John Sweeney said at least two men got away after laying siege to the St George Bank on Military Road, Neutral Bay at about 9am."

"Heavily armed Special Protection Group (SPG) officers stormed the bank shortly before 11.30am (AEST) but found it empty, he said."

"Staff members had been rescued 30 minutes earlier."

"Police said the drama began at about 9.15 am when a female bank employee arrived outside the premises and spoke to a customer, who indicated there was somebody inside the bank, which had yet to open." ...
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But guns are banned in Australia!
 

UK: Driver Shot in Road Rage Stun Gun Attack
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"A motorist was shot, apparently with a Taser stun gun, during a road rage-type attack as his young son looked on, police said."

"The 35-year-old victim was forced to stop his Vauxhall van in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, on Monday afternoon, by another motorist who then fired the weapon through an open window."

"West Yorkshire Police said the man suffered an eye injury and was treated in hospital but not detained."

"Detectives believe the weapon used was a Taser gun, which uses an extremely high voltage electric charge to stun its target."

"A force spokeswoman said the incident began at about 2pm when the man was driving along Slaithwaite Road, in the town." ...
 

South Africa: Cops catch burglars red-handed
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A gang of seven men was arrested in Nelspruit trying to rob a businessman's house, police said on Tuesday.

Superintendent Izak van Zyl said police were tipped off that the men, from Lydenburg and Thembisa on the East Rand, were planning to rob a house at Rooiblom Street on Monday.

Van Zyl said that when police arrived at the house - which belonged to Muntu Silinda, a businessman from Bushbuckridge - the men tried to flee but were chased and arrested.

"One plastic pistol was found in the room where the gardeners were tied up," said Van Zyl.

A 9mm pistol with the serial number filed off was found in the yard. Five cellphones were confiscated.

The men were due to appear in Nelspruit magistrate's court on Wednesday, said Van Zyl.
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But I am certain that these miscreants had their guns registered with the new Central Firearms Registry! /sarcasm
 

Indonesia: Police arrest another trigger-happy civilian
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"If director Michael Moore was to make a sequel to his Oscar-winning documentary Bowling for Columbine, he might have eyed Jakarta as his next film location to depict a gun-crazed people, as the city has seen three incidents involving trigger-happy civilians within a month."

"The latest incident occurred on Monday at around 11:30 p.m. when Raja Sapta, 30, and Moris Ambarista, 22, pointed their pistols at security guard Emir Manoppo at Tee Box cafe on Jl. Wijaya, South Jakarta." ...

"'We will charge Raja under Article 336 of the Criminal Code on intimidation and probably Emergency Law No. 12/1951 for possessing arms without a license,' South Jakarta Police chief Sr. Comr. Ghufron said on Tuesday." ...
 

Philippines: PUJ group chief shot dead in Cavite
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Two unidentified men shot to death Gregorio Gamba, president of Delpan Jeepney Drivers Association, inside a terminal in Barangay Luzviminda, Dasmariñas, Cavite, dzMM reported Tuesday.

Gamba was shot several times and died on the spot, police said.

He was in a jeepney at 5 a.m. when the suspects shot him. The assailants fled.

Dasmariñas homicide probers have launched an investigation into the killing.
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Another victim disarmed by his government, killed by thugs who (surprise!) paid no attention to the law.
 

India: Brave pair foil armed abductors
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"KASHMIRI hostage takers who tried to drag a north west couple from their Land Rover told the terrified pair: 'It's not you, it's your government.'"

"But the fundraisers from Manchester fought back and caused the gun-carrying gang to panic and flee."

"Louisa Elliott and boyfriend Stephen Carless (pictured) , were ambushed by six gunmen who tried to take them hostage."

"At one point during the drama Stephen was pulled from the car and only managed to avoid being taken by clinging to the steering wheel with one hand as he was beaten with rifle butts." ...
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Yet another case where potential kidnappers had a government guarantee that their prey would be defenseless.
 

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