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FREE Targets - Happy Shooting, Guys & Gals!
Submitted by: Sage
Website: http://www.patriotvocals.info/PatriotActivismCaptainChroniclesCptHeedsCall.htm

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PA: Mother who filed protection order, daughter found slain in Philadelphia home
Submitted by: Nicki Fellenzer
Website: http://www.armedfemalesofamerica.com/index.php?section=TAKING+AIM...

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"A woman and her daughter were found slain Monday in their home, where police had been repeatedly called in recent days to enforce a protective order the mother had obtained against a man."
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Another protective order enforcement failure to add to the long list.
 

UK: Call for tighter airgun laws after boy killed
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"A judge has called for tighter gun laws after jailing a schoolboy who killed his close friend when an airgun prank went tragically wrong."

"Matthew Sheffield, 14, was shot in the head by Daryl Allison as they larked around in the garden of Allison's home."

"Matthew died when the pellet from the powerful .22 gun lodged in his brain. Yesterday Allison, now 15 but who was 13 at the time, was sentenced to two years in a young offenders institute after he was found guilty of manslaughter following trial at Newcastle Crown Court."
 

NRA once hailed former Philly Mayor Edward Rendell, but backs opponent for governor
Submitted by: Nicki Fellenzer
Website: http://www.armedfemalesofamerica.com/index.php?section=TAKING+AIM...

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" 'Everything to them is black and white,' (Ed) Rendell said. 'To cast me as an extreme liberal on this, gosh -- I'm not for registration, I'm not for licensing, I'm not for making it more difficult for people to carry a handgun. I am for one handgun a month.' "

Why? Why support a proposal that has no hope of stopping crime, but instead places restrictions on law-abiding citizens' purchases?
 

Racism and the Second Amendment
Submitted by: John fansler

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...While well-meaning liberals - be they black or white - will deny it, "The Racist Roots of Gun Control" provided compelling evidence that racism underlies many gun-control laws.

While most gun grabbers would will deny it, much of the same emotional if not racist antagonism against arming minorities still exists in 21st-century America.

RELATED READING:
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Canada: Wheat farmers pick jail over paying fines
Submitted by: john Fansler

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"A dozen farmers in Alberta are getting ready to go to jail after repeatedly refusing to pay fines imposed following a 1996 demonstration against the Canadian Wheat Board."

You have to show a government-issued photo ID to buy a box of .22 long rifle cartridges, and you have to tell the government about any and all guns you own. So you're surprised about selling wheat?

I think this farmer knows that he is not living in a free society.

It's part of the "Worker's Socialist Paradise" where the government tells the people what they can sell, who they can sell it to, and how much profit they can make.
 

Sept. 11 Families Criticize Bush on Civil Rights
Submitted by: Paul Parker

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"Families of Sept. 11 victims criticized President Bush on Monday for eroding civil rights in the U.S. war on terror, and said they believed airport security was no better than a year ago."
 

NC: Soldiers help students learn respect, treatment of flag
Submitted by: G. Hughes

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"Until recently, fifth-grader Dante Perez thought the American flag was something that was simply raised and lowered every day on flagpoles. Now, after serving on the flag detail at South Harnett Elementary School, Dante and other students in the detail see the flag in a new way."
 

Feds drop charges against woman who carried gun into airport
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"Prosecutors have dropped charges against a woman who was found with a loaded handgun in her carry-on bag at Philadelphia's International Airport."

"Prosecutors say the gun belonged to Nancy Keller's husband. And they say there's not enough evidence to show Keller knew the gun was in her bag."

"A spokesman for the U-S Attorney says the case is 'still under investigation.' "
 

Inventor of Uzi Submachine Gun Dies (another report)
Submitted by: Evan F. Nappen
Website: http://www.evannappen.com

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Uzi Gal, inventor of Israel's most famous contribution to the arms industry — the Uzi submachine gun — has died at age 79.

Relatives said Gal died Saturday in Philadelphia. He will be buried Thursday in Kibbutz Yagur, a collective farm near Haifa where he lived for many years.
 

Inventor of Uzi submachine gun dies in United States at 79 (another report)
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JERUSALEM (AP) Uzi Gal, inventor of Israel's most famous contribution to the arms industry the Uzi submachine gun has died at age 79.
 

UK: 'I had to leave or I'd be dead'
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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"As many as 30,000 young people belong to street gangs, says a new report. In a rare interview one former teenage gangster tells Jane Drinkwater about his life in a brutal world of turf wars, drug deals and constant fear"

"The delivery is deadpan, the horror of the scene described barely registers in the telling. 'My friends told me to pull the trigger, but I couldn't. I knew the guy. I would have, if I hadn't known him. But I said no, I'd rather not. So someone else did it.' That victim survived, many don't."
 

CO: Denver Officer Gets Misdemeanor Probation For Hitting Teen, Threatening with Gun
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"A police officer was sentenced Monday to a year probation and ordered to undergo anger-management counseling for hitting a teenager while responding to a call."

"Bernard Montoya, 50, pleaded guilty Friday to the prohibited use of a weapon, which is a misdemeanor, said district attorney spokeswoman Lynn Kimbrough."

"He had faced a felony charge of menacing."

QUESTION:

If you, as a regular citizen, had done the same thing to the same victim on the same street on the same day and had been caught, do you think you'd have gotten off so lightly?
 

TSA Chief: "TSA has achieved much"
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"As much as anyone, the dedicated employees of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) want the security of traveling Americans honed to its sharpest possible edge. And we are the first to admit that there have been problems." ...
 

Killer used potato peeler
Submitted by: Lawrence Miller

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"A 28-year old Park City [IL] man bled to death Friday in an apparent mutilation murder."
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Submitter's Comment: A grim reminder, people cause crimes, and people have the right to RKBA! for self defense.
 

UK: Pro-hunt activists to target roads, Parliament and sporting events
Submitted by: P. Jones

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BIASED REPORT? You decide:
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"Militant pro-hunting activists are planning to target Tony Blair, national sporting events, and the Houses of Parliament in an increasingly violent campaign against proposals to ban fox hunting. They are also considering a series of fuel blockades in an attempt to bring the country to its knees and force the Government into a U-turn if it attempts to ban fox hunting."
 

Hood's Law
Submitted by: LFA Editor
Website: http://www.libertyforall.net

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"One effect of the legal collapse of the US, of a million laws that mean no law, is an atmosphere of reversion to conformism. It's no longer chi-chi nouvelle philosophy: group ignorance is the truth that tests the allowed; is, even, increasingly, the law. Policymakers applaud when towns seek to make their village homilies Global Law of the Internet. Florida arrests harmless teens, wearing LAPD caps, for impersonating police--bought from the LAPD at a fundraiser."
 

FL: City commissioner robbed pantless at gunpoint
Submitted by: SASister

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"Florida city commissioner Ed Phillips had to head home in his underwear after being robbed at gunpoint in his own district Sunday night. The stick-up followed a card game with friends."

"Phillips said a car pulled up with two men wearing ski masks. One waved a gun and the other forced the men to hand over their pants and their wallets."

"Now, he says his No. 1 issue is fighting crime."

[His No. 1 issue ought to be carrying self-defense weapons, but we 've all heard this song before.]
 

New gangsta trend significantly reduces inner city shooting fatalities
Submitted by: Rick Schwartz

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Los Angeles, California -- "According to an article published in the September issue of Handguns magazine, a recent decline in fatalities resulting from inner city handgun shootings can be credited to the thriving popularity of a flashy new gangsta-style shooting technique wherein the weapon is canted 180 degrees from its normal upright position."

-- Good quality satire...
 

"Survey says there's no fear of flying commercial airlines"
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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"As the one-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks nears, most Americans are pleased with the state of security at the nation's airports."

"At least that's what a survey by AAA indicates. Three-fourths of the respondents said they were extremely confident, very confident or somewhat confident of security measures at airports."

Survey people who read this website and see what kind of results get produced.
 

UK: Father 'shot' [executed] ex-wife's lover
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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Ah, 'gun free' Great Britain, where violent crime climbs as it drops in the U.S.
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"A father shot his former wife's lover at point blank range, killing him almost instantly, a court has heard."

" 'He was confronted by Mr Grayson who forced him to kneel on the ground beside the path,' he said."

"Grayson then shot him in the back at very close range."
 

UK: Police weapons amnesty with no questions asked
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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CALLING ALL NON-PATRIOTS...
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"Police on Teesside have started a force-wide weapons amnesty in an attempt to rid the streets of guns, knives, and other dangerous weapons."

"The two-week Cleveland Police campaign begins on Monday and follows on from a successful drive aimed at air rifles in the Loftus area earlier this summer."

"Collecting bins will be set up at police stations where people can leave weapons with no questions asked."
 

September 11 being called "Patriot Day"
Submitted by: Newslinks Admin

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THEIR TITLE: "Patriot Day ceremony planned for Sept. 11"

AN EXCERPT: "See more Patriot Day coverage inside on page A3."

REALITY CHECK: Patriot Day is April 19 -- as a result of the April 19, 1775 "shot heard 'round the world" that resulted when Redcoats attempted to disarm Patriots. To attempt to abuse the hallowed day by making it about victims is not only absurd, it's an insult to the many great American Patriots who brought our nation into being.

NOTE: This website, linked above, has a feedback mechanism. Every time you see someone calling September 11 "Patriot Day," you are invited to set them straight.
 

CA: Anti-self-defense Los Angeles has five fatal shootings in 12 days
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As you read this story, bear in mind that the average law-abiding person is banned, by statute, from carrying a firearm to defend against people like the killers described below.
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"Sunday was no day of rest for the detectives of the LAPD's North Hollywood Division, who have been handed a heavy caseload in the last 12 days: five homicides."

"At the station, investigators waited for officers to haul in the only arrest among the cases, a gang member suspected of shooting another alleged gangster at a party early Sunday."

"On the streets, one pair of detectives cruised a park near the apartment of a 35-year-old man, looking for information about who stuffed his dead body into a closet. Two more detectives chased down leads on a mysterious double homicide on Labor Day in which two men turned up dead in a burning SUV."

"From the first of this year through the end of August, the Los Angeles Police Department recorded 446 homicides, a 23.5% increase over the same period last year. Fourteen of those killings took place in the North Hollywood Division, plus four since the tally." ...
 

Teachers in Trouble, Diversity Defined
Submitted by: P. Jones

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This is a list of several recent news events that show the mindlessness and igorance of some of our nation's citizens.
 

UK: Knife culture warning issued
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"Scotland's justice minister has described as 'unacceptable' the spate of stabbings in Glasgow over the weekend."

"A number of unrelated incidents have left two people dead and five others in hospital."

"A man is expected to appear in court on Monday in connection with one of the deaths."
 

Background checks on reporters a bad idea
Submitted by: Anonymous

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A new rule instituted at the Harrisburg Capitol will require all reporters to pass a background check if the wish to circumvent standard security procedures, such as metal detectors. In an example of true irony, several reporters rankled at the thought of being made to undergo a background check.

"Background checks could be the beginning of a slippery slope toward government regulation. Is licensing down the road?"
 

Brazil: Rio 'worse than a war zone'
Submitted by: P. Jones

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"A study published in Brazil concludes that more young people below the age of 18 are killed by guns each year in Rio de Janeiro than in many areas of the world formally at war."

"The study concludes that there are strong similarities between children involved in drug wars in Rio's slums and child soldiers elsewhere in the world."

"The report details how the gangs employ teenagers to guard their domains."

"Sometimes they are even given ranks and called soldiers."

"The levels of violence are comparable to a war zone."

"In the last 14 years, for instance, almost 4,000 under-18-year-olds were killed by firearms in Rio alone."

"That compares, the report says, with just under 500 children killed in the fighting between Palestinians and Israelis in the same period."

"There are estimated to be between 5-6,000 armed children in Rio."

"Most of the killings take place in disputes over territory between drug gangs."

COMMENT:

The Law of Supply and Demand is still in place. No amount of government meddling will ever change that fact.
 

AL: BATF probes Lawrence firearms purchase, to see if deputy broke law
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"A federal grand jury is looking into whether someone in the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office purchased weapons in violation of federal firearms law."

"Sheriff Grady Rose said Wednesday he was in U.S. District Court in Birmingham last week in connection with the case. He is not believed to be a target of the investigation, sources say."
 

Since When Did Patriotism Mean Love of Big Government?
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"Patriotism seems to have taken on a strange new definition. Love for country has been replaced with love for big government. At one time, American patriotism meant love for liberty, love for family, love for faith, and love for the principles articulated in America's founding documents. No more! Today, only people who demand increased government protection, increased government handouts, and increased government bureaucracies are considered patriotic."
 

Gun Control -- Simple Reasons for Simple Minds
Submitted by: Ted Vaughn

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Ten Good Reasons to Ban Guns (Satire)
 

First lady: Turn off TVs on 9/11
Submitted by: Nicki Fellenzer
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" 'Don't let your children see the images, especially on Sept. 11, when you know it'll probably be on television again and again -- the plane hitting the building or the buildings falling,' Mrs. Bush said in an interview Friday with Univision, a Spanish-language TV network."
 

State child-welfare payroll includes employees who have criminal pasts (redux)
Submitted by: Nicki Fellenzer
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"Florida's embattled child-welfare agency -- the Department of Children & Families -- employs at least 183 people who have been arrested and punished for an array of felonies including child molestation, child abuse, sex crimes, drug dealing, even welfare fraud against the agency itself, a Herald investigation has found."
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Another great reason not to trust the state with your children and your lives!
 

Congress Eases Scrutiny of FBI Abuses
Submitted by: Nicki Fellenzer
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"Since the attacks of last Sept. 11, congressional oversight of the FBI has slackened considerably, allowing the agency to use aggressive tactics that may skirt the rights of suspects, liberal and conservative civil liberties activists say."

" 'Pressure on the FBI from oversight bodies has relaxed since the attacks. A lot of people on Capitol Hill have concluded this is not a good time to put pressure on the FBI to behave itself,' said Timothy Lynch, director of a project on criminal justice at the conservative Cato Institute."

ALTERNATE VIEW:

The best time to put pressure on the FBI: every time they cross the line.
 

NY: One seaman dead, one injured, in Brooklyn shooting
Submitted by: Nicki Fellenzer
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"A 21-year-old Navy seaman was killed Saturday when a group of at least three gunmen opened fire outside a Brooklyn apartment building, police said."

"Kevin Robinson, who was on shore leave, was shot four times at 7:30 p.m. outside 418 Jerome Ave. in the East New York section, just blocks from where he grew up, and died later at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, said police spokesman Sgt. Michael Accurso."
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More gun violence in 'gun-free' New York City. This seaman was banned, by law, from defending himself with equal measure. Congratulations, Sarah Brady and Company -- you must be proud.
 

Violent Crime Fell 9% in '01, Victim Survey Shows
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"The number of people who were victims of all violent crimes except homicide fell by 9 percent in 2001, sending the crime rate to its lowest level since it was first tracked in 1973, the government reported today."

"The drop was primarily due to a record low number of reported assaults, the most common form of violent crime."

MEANWHILE...

Violent crimes are on the rise again in Great Britain, as they have been every single year since the handgun ban.
 

CO: U.S. Senate Candidate Arrested on Firearms Charges (Colorado)
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"Rick Stanley, US Senate Candidate, Libertarian Party, was arrested in Thornton, Colorado on Saturday at around 1:30 PM, September 7th, 2002, at the City of Thornton Harvest Festival Celebration held in Community Park at 2141 E95th Ave. Stanley was arrested for violating a Thornton City ordinance, not allowing guns on a person in plain sight, in violation of State Law, the State Constitution, and the US Constitution."
 

NJ: Teachers with criminal records remain in schools
Submitted by: Nicki Fellenzer
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"State officials gave 124 convicted criminals permission to work in schools and related positions between 1995 and 1998, according to a review of records by The Times of Trenton. Essex and Mercer counties had the highest number of successful appeals."
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Another reason not to trust your kids to government indoctrination centers.
 

U.S. Violent Crime Rate Declines
Submitted by: Salim

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WASHINGTON (AP) - "The nation saw violent crimes except murder fall by 9 percent last year, marking the lowest level since the government began surveying victims in 1973."

"A record low number of reported assaults, the most common form of violent crime, was reported."
 

UK: Terror laws 'eat away at privacy'
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"The UK is one of the worst places in the world for privacy with the internet playing a huge part in the erosion of rights, a report has found."

"A 400-page study compiled by Privacy International and the US-based Electronic Privacy Information Center paints a grim picture of the state of privacy in a post-11 September world."
 

U.S. On Alert After Man Videotapes D.C. Buildings
Submitted by: Nicki Fellenzer
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"Security agencies in the nation's capital reportedly are on alert after a man was seen videotaping the Washington Monument, the Pentagon and other buildings."

"Officials say there have been no specific threats."

QUESTION:

When one guy with a video camera can put "U.S. On Alert," what does that say about our society?
 

MD: Sheriff Under Attack For Deputy Deaths
Submitted by: Nicki Fellenzer
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"The Washington Post reports that many Prince George's deputies blame the deaths of deputies James Arnaud and Elizabeth Magruder on what they say is a shortage of personnel in the 138-member department."

"The two were shot while trying to take a man into custody for a court-ordered psychiatric evaluation."

"Jackson said the tragedy might have been averted if a third deputy had been present that night."
 

TX: Road cameras may focus on terrorism
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"Camera images from Metroplex highways may be recorded in the near future so investigators could comb through the footage in the event of a terrorist attack."

"They're not only going to have a picture of you driving down the street, but they're going to keep it. And it's not only going to be used to sort out traffic jams. It's going to be used to investigate you after a terrorist attack happens. And we know that when a terrorist attack happens, everyone is a suspect." -- Frank Colosi
 

TX: Actor Heston to speak at Cornyn fund-raiser
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"But Moses (make that the guy who played him on the big screen, Charlton Heston,) will be at South Fork Ranch in a few days to bless the Senate campaign and pro-gun credentials of Republican Attorney General John Cornyn, the U.S. Senate candidate confirmed Sunday."

" 'I do support the Second Amendment,' Cornyn said. 'I do believe we need to concentrate our efforts on criminals and people who are a threat to the community and not law-abiding citizens.' "
 

Update: Nathan Barton's Free Political Speech Case
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"The State is using its standard tactics to make life difficult for Mr. Barton. As you can see from his message below, the court chose to hold a preliminary hearing only on one set of charges and refused to address them all. And Mr. Barton still has to go back for his actual arraignment. And then his trial."
 

IN: Johnson County officials repeal ban on guns near subdivisions
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"Johnson County officials have repealed an ordinance that prohibited some residents from having a loaded or assembled gun in their homes."

"The ordinance had prohibited anyone except a police officer from carrying a loaded gun within 500 feet of a platted subdivision in unincorporated areas of the central Indiana county."

"County commissioners voted unanimously last week to repeal the ordinance on the recommendation of their attorneys."
 

Federalize airport security? What were they thinking?
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"Almost a year after September 11, it's hard to remember that people actually insisted that federalization was the cure for whatever ailed American airport security. Yet that's what the enlightened media and political classes argued at the time, and what has given us the federal turkey known as the Transportation Security Administration."
 

Inventor of Uzi submachine gun dies in United States at 79
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"Uzi Gal, the inventor of Israel's most famous contribution to the arms industry, the Uzi submachine gun, has died in Philadelphia of a long illness, family members said. He was 79."

"Gal died Saturday and will be buried Thursday in Kibbutz Yagur, a collective farm near Haifa where he grew up."
 

IA: "A safer nation: Agencies strive to stop gun violence"
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"Local law enforcement agencies are working under federal guidelines to keep guns out of the hands of the wrong people, and, if caught, offenders could be facing serious time in federal prisons."

"The model for the program, touted last year by both President Bush and Attorney General John Ashcroft, is from one used with wide success by U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia Jim Comey, called Project Exile."

"Judging by the numbers - 13 indictments - there has been ample support. A total of 46 cases have been referred to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Des Moines since March. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is still investigating 19 of those cases..."

"Tougher enforcement of existing gun laws mean tougher sentences for violators."
 

FL: Ex-Fort Myers officer sentenced for gun thefts
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"A former Fort Myers police officer, who once ran for Lee County sheriff, was sentenced Friday to two years of house arrest for stealing guns from the department."

"Investigators said James Woodby, 61, who had worked in the evidence section since 1997, stole at least 11 guns and sold several at gun shows."

"One of the missing guns was related to an unsolved murder case and another was sold for $400 to a police Explorer Scout with the Fort Myers Police Department."

QUESTION:

If this man hadn't been a government employee during his... indiscretions, would a mere "house arrest" have been ordered, or would BATF have gotten involved and sought a lengthy prison sentence?
 

Pilots welcome gun option
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"Now that Congress has overwhelmingly approved allowing commercial airline pilots to carry guns, advocates say armed pilots could be flying by early next year."

" 'It's a done deal now,' Anderson Township airline pilot Marc Feigenblatt said Friday. Mr. Feigenblatt is vice chairman of the Airline Pilots Security Alliance, a group of pilots which has fought for the right to be armed."
 

ME: Grenade gun could give Saco plant stability
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"For soldiers locked in urban combat, a lightweight weapon that uses a video control system and programmable ammunition to help detect and hit targets could be a great advantage."

"This weapon could fire 40 mm grenades at the rate of more than 225 a minute and detonate them at set distances using a laser range finder, scattering deadly fragments onto enemy fighters hiding in buildings, for instance."
 

Norman Mineta on Gun Control
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"Before leaving Congress in 1995 to become a lobbyist, Norman Mineta, representing California’s 15th Congressional District, voted in favor of the Brady Handgun bill in the 103rd Congress. He also voted for a bill in the 102nd Congress requiring a seven-day waiting period for handgun purchases."

"(SOURCE: The Almanac of American Politics, 1994 and 1996 editions)"
 

Were Civil Liberties a Casualty of 9/11?
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"The Sept. 11 attacks shattered the American sense of freedom, casting the very idea of freedom in a new light."

"They also raised the question of whether Americans should be willing to surrender some of their rights in exchange for security against terror."

"Some lawmakers and security experts say, yes, absolutely -- despite a drumbeat from privacy advocates who say it doesn't have to be that way."
 

UK: In a "free" society: Armed Roadblocks in London Target Gun Crime
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"British police will set up armed checkpoints on the streets of London to crack down on drug-related gun crime, the Independent newspaper said on Saturday."

"Though occasionally used to protect perceived terrorist targets, such roadblocks are rarely used in the fight against street crime, which is currently soaring, fueled in part by the lucrative trade in hard drugs."
 

Pilots' Group Wants Transportation Secretary Fired
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"The airline pilots' group that proposed arming commercial airline pilots with handguns wants Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta fired for his opposition to the plan."

" 'Secretary Mineta's opposition to arming pilots is not based in reason, but is based upon an emotional and visceral aversion to firearms in the hands of anyone but federal agents,' said Capt. Tracy Price, chairman of the Airline Pilots Security Alliance (APSA)."
 

Where There Are Guns, There Are Suicides: Study Discredited
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"Where There Are Guns, There Are Suicides!"

"Well, that’s akin to saying, 'Where there is food, there are overweight Americans.' Food is by far the most popular means by which people achieve obesity, but the cause for overeating is something else entirely."

"Here’s a clue, Ms. McCook: find another cause célèbre – preferably one that hasn’t been beaten to death and discredited."

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"First To Call For Armed Pilots, CCRKBA Hails Senate Passage Of Legislation"
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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"Having been first to call for the arming of commercial airline pilots just hours after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, DC, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) today hailed passage of legislation in the U.S. Senate that will allow guns in the cockpit."

KABA NOTE:

While we absolutely applaud the efforts of CCRKBA in rightly fighting the "armed pilots" fight -- they do lots of good work! -- it's curious that they'd say they were the first to call for armed pilots when numerous gunowner rights groups have supported arming pilots for years. Virtually every gunowner rights, conservative and liberty advocacy group in the nation deserves a pat on the back for standing, shoulder to shoulder, to arm pilots; they didn't all get the idea from CCRKBA. :-) Even anti-gun lieberal Barbara Boxer helped make it happen.

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Scandinavian airline pilots want to remain unarmed
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"Scandinavian airline pilots including those working for Nordic carrier SAS are opposed to carrying guns in the cockpit as an anti-terrorism measure, their representatives said on Friday."

"The statement by the Swedish and Danish pilots' associations was a reaction to the US Senate's overwhelming vote on Thursday giving airline pilots the right to carry firearms to do battle with would-be hijackers."

OH, BROTHER!

One terrorist looked at the other with a grin on his face and said, "You thinkin' what I'm thinkin'?"
 

Reloading Ballistic Tables
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Brady Campaign Urges Action Against the "Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act"
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"Across the country, individual victims of gun violence and violence-ridden communities are using their legal rights to hold the gun industry accountable in the courts for irresponsible business practices that contribute to gun violence. But the gun lobby is trying to escape that accountability. H.R. 2037 and S. 2268, the deceptively-named 'Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act,'..."

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To contact your congresscritters in support of this important legislation and rub the Bradys' noses in their own mess, click here.
 

NC: Democrat Edwards courting conservative rural voters to challenge Bush in '04
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"No issue resonates among rural voters more than gun ownership rights, and Edwards has one of the most pro-gun stances among the Democrats most actively vying for their party's nomination to challenge President Bush in 2004."

"While most Democrats have pushed for new, tougher gun control laws, Edwards supports the gun laws now in place. Otherwise, he has said, he supports protecting people's right to bear arms."
 

Customs Service Steamed Over ABC's Uranium Smuggling
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"ABC said it borrowed 15 pounds of depleted uranium from an environmental group, the Natural Resources Defense Council. The network said it consulted with experts to make sure it was safe; the Customs Service said such material has less radiation than a typical chest X-ray."
 

NY: Jury selection begins in retrial of officer accused in Louima torture case
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"Opening statements are set Sept. 23 in the trial of Charles Schwarz, who is accused of violating Louima's civil rights by holding him down while another officer, Justin Volpe, sodomized him with a broken broomstick in 1997."

"Schwarz has denied being in the bathroom during the assault, which touched off protests alleging widespread abuse of minorities by police. Two previous convictions of Schwarz were thrown out on appeal."
 

Airports: Has Safety Arrived?
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"But for every traveler who feels safer, there is a critic who charges that airport changes are more show than substance. Neither the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) nor the airlines are doing their jobs in the wake of the nation's most horrific aviation-related disaster, critics say."

"In a statement issued last week, the Association of Flight Attendants AFL-CIO blamed airlines for 'inadequate security training [that] has left flight attendants unprotected and unable to defend themselves.' "
 

GA: How propaganda works
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"The rant of the week is brought to you by the tinhorn principal of a Georgia high school."

"He told an Atlanta Journal Marxist Constitution newswhore the following: it 'represents racial prejudice and divisiveness.' "

"The 'it' that this public school and university educated moron was referring to was of course the Confederate Battle Flag as included in artwork on various t-shirts sold by Dixie Outfitters."
 

Securing the skies
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"It is sensible that pilots who are entrusted to operate complex machinery at high speeds and altitudes with hundreds of lives at stake can be trusted to use a simple firearm responsibly. A majority of pilots are ex-military, and all will receive refresher training before they are issued weapons."

"Airport security remains alarmingly inadequate. Last March a federal test at 32 airports found that screeners missed 30 percent of guns, 60 percent of simulated explosives, and 70 percent of knives. Plus, despite increased hiring of armed sky marshals, there still are only 1,000 such officers to board the nearly 35,000 flights per day in the United States."

"Armed pilots would be an additional -- and stronger -- deterrent against hijackers, who would have to conclude that their odds of succeeding would drop dramatically at the cockpit door."
 

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