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New Orleans As A Case Study... As if.
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Gun confiscation in New Orleans . . . gun buying spree in other cities . . . No doubt New Orleans in its aftermath of Hurricane Katrina will be useful as a case study for future management models." ...

"My fear is that the gun confiscation in New Orleans was merely a trial balloon to see how the public would handle a major move in gun control. Gun control isn’t moving fast enough, so with the very next emergency it’ll be tried in order to see the reaction. That emergency came in Katrina. A lot of people believed that an emergency would be cover to confiscate guns. Then it happened. It was a cover to confiscate guns." ...
 

CZ75 Compact
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Way back at the turn of the 21st century, Shooting Times ran a series of articles about great guns of the 20th century. ..."

"What may have surprised some readers in that report was Metcalf's discussion of the CZ75 being the most underrated auto pistol of the century. He pointed out that the CZ75 in its various iterations is an indisputable classic outside the United States. It has been globally accepted partly because it has proven to be considerably more reliable and durable under rugged, long-term duty conditions than other double-action auto pistol designs. Plus it is known for the consistency of its high level of accuracy."

"One new CZ75 readers should consider is the Compact version in .40 S&W ..." ...
 

CA: San Francisco Gun Ban A Losing Proposition
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"If there's anything Americans have learned from the tragic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, it's that there are times when the government is simply unable to protect its citizens. The looting of nonessential items, robberies, carjackings, murders and rapes that overtook New Orleans as chaos gripped the city demonstrated what can happen when the government loses control."

"Countless stories were told about unarmed citizens who were defenseless against the criminals who preyed upon them. Only those who were armed were able to fend off the encroaching violence. In such cases, self-defense is all that's left, which is perhaps why gun sales rose exponentially in Louisiana right after the disaster. ..." ...
 

NY: In wake of shooting death of 10-year-old girl in the Bronx, advocates and victims demand action to counter flood of illegal guns
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"As New York City public school children began their first day of classes, New Yorkers Against Gun Violence (NYAGV), the Patterson Volunteer Committee and the Million Mom March joined with community leaders and the family of 10-year-old Naiesha Pearson to denounce the tragic shooting death of Naiesha and to renew the call for elected officials at all levels of government to re-commit themselves to getting guns off the streets."
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KABA Note: If 'lax gun laws' are at fault, then why don't we have these problems in the 'lax gun law' states?
 

NJ: N.J. felons exploit Pa. gun laws
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"When Nashawn Omar Law was arrested in the Lehigh Valley earlier this year on federal gun trafficking charges, it came as no surprise to New Jersey resident Bryan Miller."

"Miller, the executive director of the anti-gun violence group Ceasefire NJ, has seen it too many times before."

"A gun trafficker from New Jersey with a felony record finds a Pennsylvania resident with a clean background and pays him or her to purchase firearms, usually about a handful at a time, in a process known as 'straw purchasing.'" ...
 

LA: Gun Crazy in New Orleans
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"'All our operators are busy right now. Please remain on the line and an operator will be with you shortly. Your call is important to us.'"

"Can you imagine any words more horrifying after dialing 9-1-1? Your life's in danger, but there's no one available to help you."

"For several days, life was absolutely terrifying for many New Orleans residents who got stranded in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. There were no operators. There were no phone calls being handled."

"Heck, there was no 9-1-1. Even if the phone lines had been working, there were no police officers waiting to be dispatched." ...
 

MI: Stand fast: Bills clarifying right to firearm self-defense should pass
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"Being able to defend yourself in your own home is a long-held principle of common law. Two state House bills co-sponsored by a mid-Michigan lawmaker bolster this self-defense tenet."

"Lawmakers should pass this legislation."

"House Bills 5142-43 give Michigan residents a good deal of immunity from criminal prosecution or civil lawsuits if they kill or injure someone breaking into their homes. The same law would apply to residents in their cars, and assumes that someone trying to break in means harm to the occupants."

"The legislation also eliminates a requirement that someone defending themselves and their property from intruders must retreat before responding." ...
 

WI: Concealed carry bill is based on myths
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"State Sen. Dave Zien is introducing another concealed weapons bill, the purpose of which is to encourage people to carry loaded handguns in public places."

"Zien, an Eau Claire Republican, claims this will save lives by scaring off criminals. But in fact, it might do just the opposite. Anything that increases gun ownership has risks. If you love your kids, you'd better listen up."
 

OH: Cleveland Plain Dealer Prefers Criminals Over Law-Abiding Gun Owners (BFA)
Submitted by: Buckeye Firearms Association
Website: http://www.buckeyefirearms.org

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"The Cleveland Plain Dealer took time away from their crusade to equate law-abiding gun owners with sex offenders to print a story on a law that would seal the criminal records of convicted felons."

"This objective and fair article covering a law that would protect convicted criminals is in stark contrast to the attacks the Cleveland Plain Dealer often prints against law-abiding gun owners in Ohio." ...

"The Plain Dealer prints the names of concealed handgun license holders with the full knowledge that people have lost their homes and jobs when their name was printed by a newspaper yet they refuse to show the same level of compassion for people injured by their actions that they do for common criminals." ...
 

NY: Hunters’ range officially increased
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"Department of Environmental Conservation officials in Albany confirmed it will be legal to use rifles to hunt in Allegany and Cattaraugus counties when big game season opens Nov. 19."

"Gov. George Pataki signed the law Aug. 31, but the DEC had already begun issuing hunting permits and rule books that restricted hunters to using shotguns and muzzleloading rifles and certain handguns in Allegany and Cattaraugus counties. Mike Fraser, a DEC spokesman in Albany, said when the DEC manuals were printed it was unknown if the governor would sign the rifle-hunting bill into law."

"'All this does is expand the list of legal implements hunters can use during big-game season,' he said. 'The hunters have a choice now.'" ...
 

MI: Gun range's permit on the line today
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"While it appears some of Livingston County's top elected officials believe the Island Lake State Recreation Area shooting range is violating a township noise ordinance and should have its special-use permit pulled, the attorney for the facility disagrees."

"Today, Green Oak Township planning commissioners will continue a hearing on whether to revoke the permit for the range." ...
 

WA: Children Find Loaded Gun At School
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Children found a loaded handgun near playground equipment at a Snohomish County elementary school Tuesday, KIRO 7 Eyewitness News reported.

The children, including an 8-year-old boy, found the Kel-Tech .32 caliber gun during a recess period at Machias Elementary School.

Snohomish County sheriff's deputies said the children reported it to adults at school, who called police.

Deputies will run the gun's serial number to try to find out how it got there.
 

WA: Lesson On Gun Safety Pays Off In Spades (follow-up)
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"A crowded playground and a loaded gun -- it could have been a deadly recipe."

"There were 127 kids out on the playground, when 9-year-old Khoa Nguyen and 8-year-old Grayson Pope noticed a gun sitting in the wood chips by the swing set."

"Suddenly, all those important lessons about guns we hope our kids pay attention to, paid off."

"'Not to touch them and when you see one, go tell an adult and don't pick it up,' recited Grayson."

"What the two students from Machias Elementary didn't know yet -- they had found a 9mm handgun, loaded and missing the safety mechanism." ...
 

TN: Gun found at Pigeon Forge High School, student arrested
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A loaded gun was found Tuesday afternoon at Pigeon Forge High School. A student was arrested for bringing it there.

Police say the student, a 17-year-old boy, was carrying a 9 mm pistol in his waistband.

Several students saw it and told adults.

The school resource officer took the boy to an empty area, searched him and found the gun.

Police say the gun's magazine had rounds in it, but there were no bullets in the chamber.

The student was arraigned in court Tuesday afternoon. A judge ordered the boy held without bond.

No other student was hurt.
 

RI: Police sergeant charged with two felonies
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"A police sergeant was arrested late yesterday afternoon and charged with felony counts of receiving stolen goods and obstructing justice."

"Sgt. Michael Ciresi is accused of receiving a stolen generator, according to Police Chief Col. Ernest Spaziano, who released few details, citing the state Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights, which limits what he can say about the arrest."

"It was unclear where the offenses occurred or when."

"A spokesman for state Attorney General Patrick Lynch, Michael Healey, said he is not aware of any link between the charges and allegations that investigators have been probing since December, when a gun belonging to Ciresi was used in a Pawtucket armed robbery." ...
 

FL: Deputy's trial in road-rage killing opens
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"A Cape Coral man who says he saw a Lee County Sheriff's deputy kill Mark Steven Fitch Jr. during a road-rage incident claims the deputy kicked and cursed Fitch after he was down."

"Attorney William M. Powell of Cape Coral told jurors in U.S. District Court in Fort Myers on Monday that Cpl. Chad Edwards used excessive force when he shot Fitch on March 21, 2003."

"Powell vowed to present two witnesses who will prove it, including Michael Griffin of Cape Coral, who didn't come forward with his account of the shooting until long after a grand jury cleared Edwards of wrongdoing." ...
 

VA: Gun Show Owner, Patrons May File Civil Rights Suit
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"The owner of a gun show targeted by federal law enforcement for a half dozen undercover enforcement operations may join with some of his customers in filing a federal class action civil rights lawsuit against the agencies that participated in the operations."

"Virginia State Police (VSP) records ... confirm that the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) conducted 'Task Force' undercover surveillance and enforcement operations in connection with six gun shows in Richmond, Va. ... Richmond City and Henrico County, Va., police also assisted in at least some of the events. Steven Elliot, owner of C&E Gun Shows, noted that all of the shows listed on the VSP records were hosted by his company." ...
 

Uganda: Otafiire Crashes Car, Pulls Gun At Journalist
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"THE Minister of Water, Lands and Environment, Maj. Gen. Kahinda Otafiire, crashed his car on Saturday morning and drew a gun at a journalist who came to the accident scene."

"The incident took place on Kinawataka Road, off the Old Portbell Road at 2:30 a.m."

"Daily Monitor photo-journalist Mr Mike Odongkara was put at gunpoint by an angry Otafiire and manhandled by policemen who were called to the scene to rescue the minister." ...

"'Somebody ahead of me was driving badly, I tried to avoid him and I ended up in the ditch. I was alone, then someone came flashing [photographing]. In that situation you will get out your gun,' Otafiire said." ...
 

MA: Springfield museum helps restore war artifacts damaged in floods
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"The Springfield Armory is doing its part to help save the cultural history of Louisiana damaged in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina."

"The armory staff will help preserve and restore 19 artifacts relating to the Battle of New Orleans damaged by flooding at the Chalmette Battlefield Visitors Center in Chalmette, La."

"The collection of muskets, bayonets, pistols, swords and medallions was shipped to Springfield after armory staff volunteered their services."

"Museum conservator David H. Arnold is photographing the artifacts before stabilizing and sealing them."

"The metal and wood parts are separated and heated in a special oven to remove moisture and halt rust and mold. Then they are sealed, he said." ...
 

CO: Odor shoots to national title
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Fort Morgan resident Jack Odor won a recent Schuetzenfest national championship in Raton, N.M.

Odor, using a vintage Ballard 1861 .32-40 (.32 caliber, 40 grains of powder) rifle, had a 20-inch string score with 20 shots at 200 yards.

Measurements are taken with a string from the center of a bullseye for each shot and totaled for the score. The 24-inch score meant his shots averaged only one inch from dead center.

Such competitions began between American and European sharpshooters in the late 1800s, and some records that still stand today are more than 100 years old, Odor said.
 

MN: Ahlman's going great guns, still
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"For a man who has made his living around guns -- building, fixing, selling and trading them -- Larry Ahlman passes his time curiously."

"'Late at night, when the phone stops ringing,' he said, 'I write. My dream is to get away from the shop altogether -- I'm semi-retired now -- go to my cabin near the boundary waters and bang away on my typewriter.'"

"'The shop' Ahlman refers to bears his name, as well as that of his father, Martin (Cap) Ahlman, who founded Ahlman's Gun Shop in Morristown, Minn., in 1943, and that of his son, Mike, who is the business' heir apparent." ...
 

NJ: Bear-human problems will only increase without hunt
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"This past summer, the New Jersey Fish and Game Council approved a 2005 bear hunt set to start Dec. 5. Everything now is in place for the hunt - except the approval of Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bradley Campbell. Last year's New Jersey Supreme Court ruling gave him the final say on the hunt."

"To begin with, wildlife management belongs in the hands of the biologists that have the degrees and experience to deal with it. Campbell has no wildlife or fisheries management degrees, or experience."

"If you look at the facts, they all point in the same direction, and that is that a hunt to first cull the numbers of bears, then keep it under control to reduce bear-human conflicts, is what is needed ..." ...
 

MA: Police offer free gun locks with no questions asked
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"In March 1996, 2-year-old Kevin Gilligan of Lynnfield was accidentally killed after being shot in the head by his 14-year-old half-brother who got his hands on his father's .38 caliber handgun while babysitting."

"A little more than a year later, in December 1997, 12-year-old Brian Cromwell was killed at the Saugus home of his 14-year-old best friend, who was playing with his mother's gun when it accidentally discharged."

"Lynn Police and Project ChildSafe, the nation's largest firearm safety education program, are hoping to prevent accidents like these when they unite to distribute free gunlocks this week with no questions asked." ...
 

MN: 16-gauge shotgun: Not gone, and not forgotten
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"There was a time not long ago, Grant Fackler says, when some predicted the 16 gauge shotgun would disappear."

"But as Mark Twain said: 'The report of my death was an exaggeration.'"

"While the 12-gauge shotgun has become ubiquitous for American hunters, the 16 gauge hasn't gone extinct. In fact, it is alive and well, nurtured by a small band of 16 gauge advocates."

"Some major U.S. gun manufacturers, including Ithaca, Browning and Remington, have produced 16 gauge shotguns in recent years. And the gauge remains popular in Europe."

"'The 12 gauge obviously is the most dominant shotgun in America, but there's a lot of guys out there really clamoring for production of these 16 gauge guns,' said Fackler ..." ...
 

OH: Oak Harbor gun ace eyes Olympics
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"Seventeen-year-old Kathleen Fowler is good enough with a 12-gauge shotgun to be able to attend a trapshooting camp at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo."

"In fact, she leaves tomorrow, one of five young trapshooters from across the country selected to attend the prestigious Junior Olympic Development Camp, which runs through Sunday." ...
 

MN: Twin Cities woman, grandson favor muzzleloaders
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"When daylight-saving time ends, time falls back one hour this fall."

"But not for Dottie Bork."

"When autumn arrives, the hands on Dottie Bork's clock are apt to go back 150 years or more."

"It's a feeling Bork gets whenever she picks up her .50-caliber muzzleloader or totes an ancient longbow into the woods in pursuit of deer."

"Funny thing. Joe Bork feels the same way." ...

"Dottie, a 58-year-old Robbinsdale grandmother, and her grandson, Joe, 15, of Dayton, have turned out to be two peas in a very primitive pod: They are entranced by a time in American history when life was hard but simple. To a time when you used your own hands to make your own weapons of survival and used your own skills to shoot straight." ...
 

MN: Gunsmithing retools in changing times
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"In days not long ago, hunters who encountered trouble with their rifles or shotguns visited a neighborhood gunsmith, who often worked out of a garage or basement."

"But the tidal wave of change that has revolutionized the outdoor retail business with the arrival of the big-box store also is changing the world of gunsmithing for gunsmiths, hunters and shooters alike."

"Now often the 'neighborhood gunsmith' is behind a window at one of those big stores that have sprouted in Minnesota and elsewhere in recent years. Gander Mountain has been a driving force behind the trend, putting gunsmith departments in nearly all of its stores." ...
 

UK: Open to all, your friendly arms bazaar enjoys a PR makeover
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"One can tell that DSEi is no ordinary trade fair by the groups of policemen waiting around for the inevitable riot, and the advertisements hanging above the entrance walkway."

"'We Keep Tough Company' proclaims the billboard for the Canadian-manufactured Specter dual-role combat rifle sight. The next one along is from the Swiss ammunition maker RUAG, boasting of the company's sniper ammunition, effective to a distance of 1,300 yards."

"The Defence Systems and Equipment International exhibition is Europe's biggest arms fair, held every two years at the ExCel exhibition centre in the Docklands area of London, and a must for manufacturers and buyers." ...
 

Canada: Is self-defence fighting back or retaliation?
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"How deeply does one have to look within to answer that question? Do we feel we have the right to fight back with our fists and feet if confronted by an attacker or a very aggressive person who has threatened us with violence on the street or in our homes?"

"What answers have we been given by our parents, the police department, our schoolteachers or even our friends? Who can give us the right answers? Sometimes we have to ask ourselves this question and what is the right answer?"

"When we are confronted by a possible attacker or someone who wants to show their anger towards us, do we go into a fighting stance and get ready for a battle against this person or do we question this occurrence? ..." ...
 

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