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Can you help me understand how gun ownership helps?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"I recently spoke with a woman who lives in New Jersey. She had some great questions about gun ownership. Her questions were so good that I decided that the answers should be shared with others who might be in a similar situation. Please let me know if this helps you and if you have comments on anything else that I should have mentioned."

"Before I answer her specific questions, I want to make a general argument about how gun ownership can help people."

"Gun ownership is like wrestling in water - it levels the playing field. A 110 lb woman who pulls a gun out of her purse can instantly stop two 250 lb drug crazed rapists. Gun ownership allows citizens the ability to protect their life and property from criminals. ..." ...
 

CA: California Leads Nation in War on Terror - Becomes First State in Nation to Ban 50 Caliber Anti-Armor Sniper Rifles
Submitted by: Stephen Carville

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"California yesterday became the first state in the nation to ban 50 caliber sniper rifles. The bill, AB 50, was signed into law by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. The threat posed by 50 caliber sniper rifles, and their purchase in the U.S. by terrorists, was first identified by the Violence Policy Center (VPC) in its 2001 report Voting From the Rooftops: How the Gun Industry Armed Osama bin Laden, Other Foreign and Domestic Terrorists, and Common Criminals With 50 Caliber Sniper Rifles. Subsequent VPC studies have exposed the ability of these armor-piecing rifles -- which are accurate over a mile -- to attack bulk fuel tanks and other high- value targets from a distance, as well as their ability to destroy commercial aircraft. The VPC has also detailed their criminal use in the United States."
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See >a href=http://www.keepandbeararms.com/information/XcIBViewItem.asp?ID=2762 target=new>here for a refutation of these lies.
 

CA: .50 Rifle ban signed by the Governator
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"Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Monday signed into law a gun control measure restricting the sale and ownership of a powerful rifle critics said might be used by terrorists."

"His signature on AB 50, by Assemblyman Paul Koretz, D-West Hollywood, came hours after the Republican-led Congress allowed the nation's assault weapons ban to expire, and as Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry used the lapsed ban to attack President Bush on the campaign trail." ...
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I hope everyone sent him email urging him to veto the ban. If you didn't, you have only yourself to blame for the result.
 

MI: Clinton Gun Ban Being Brought To Michigan
Submitted by: Raymond Ellis

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Urgent News in Michigan!!

This bill has been introduced and needs ALL to Contact their Senate and House representatives that this is unacceptable.

This bill seeks to make the Clinton Gun Ban part of Michigan law, make Gun Registration legal, levy yearly gun registration fees on legitimate gun owners, remove the Vear Transportation bill provisions and remove any grandfather clauses.

Phone calls, emails and faxes (all 3 simultaneously would get the point across) to the sponsors of the bill.
 

PA: Wife shoots husband's [armed] attacker, police say [but may face charges?!?]
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"The 55-year-old wife of a man being attacked in his Spruce Street house by an invader fatally shot her husband's assailant Monday night with a shotgun, police said." ...

"Chief Michael Klein was uncertain if Cash or his wife would face charges in connection with the shooting, and declined to label the shooting as self-defense."

"Klein said the incident happened about 9:30 p.m. ... when a 20-year-old man dressed in all black and wearing a Halloween mask forced his way into the house by pistol-whipping the homeowner." ...
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Shooting a violent armed intruder inside your home is not self-defense . . . when?
 

MN: Squirrel hunting teaches valuable lessons
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"Growing up on the outskirts of a small town provided ample opportunity for outdoor exploration. All I had to do was walk one block and I could leave the city behind and enter a different world."

"Autumn was always a special time during my youth. It was a period when the squirrel season opened and I could spend my extra hours hunting bushytails."

"Since I wasn't quite old enough to hunt alone with a .22, I would pack along a pump-up pellet pistol. This old Crossman was much more accurate than today's brands and was a pretty reliable companion." ...
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Sad to think that today the sight of a boy carrying a BB gun would cause frantic calls to 911 and Child Protective Services.
 

ABC's Peter Jennings Wrong Again About 'Assault Weapons,' Says Second Amendment Foundation (SAF)
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"For the second time in less than a week, ABC News anchor Peter Jennings has erroneously reported on an aspect of so-called "assault weapons," claiming in an ABC Radio report broadcast Monday afternoon that the husband of Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) was killed with an assault rifle."

"'That is not true, and even the slightest research effort by Jennings or a research assistant would have shown that Dennis McCarthy was killed with a 9mm pistol, purchased legally in California by a racist lunatic named Colin Ferguson,' said Alan Gottlieb, founder of the SAF. 'With this assertion, Jennings is quickly establishing himself as ABC News' director of anti-gun propaganda instead of its nightly news anchor.'" ...
 

The Gun Control Conundrum
Submitted by: Evan F. Nappen, Esq.
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"On January 19, 2000 a 16-year-old high school student in Florida was accidentally and fatally shot by his best friend. Five minutes of instruction five minutes would have saved both of them, one from death and the other from a jail term and lifetime of guilt for 'manslaughter by culpable negligence.'" ...

"... None of the anti-gun pabulum listed above would have saved him. Only knowledge could have spared his life; knowledge gained as a result of instruction given to both him and his friend Steve Moschella. Five minutes worth of information on how to safely handle firearms probably would have saved Teddy's Niziol's life. A few hours certainly would have. But few children today are fortunate enough to get that kind of instruction ..." ...
 

To Ban or Not To Ban -- NRA insists hunters need more powerful weapons with higher rate of fire to stop vicious bunny attacks
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... "For the NRA it's some sort of moral stand; if I may be allowed to use that word in this context. Their argument is that criminals have back-alley ways of getting firearms and that if the government takes away semi-automatic weapons with 30-round magazines, pistol grips, flash-suppressors, folding stocks and bayonet attachments the nation will overnight turn into a police state/war-zone in which citizens most basic rights do not exist."

"That's a long sentence, but if you break it up, it gives people time to think about it, and the NRA is wholeheartedly against that. In fact, it's hard not to laugh while saying it."

Having seen hunting and the military close up, I can confidently say that the two are not related. ..." ...
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Another ninny who thinks the Second Amendment is about hunting.
 

Debate on Assault Weapons Continue
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... "MARLA KENNEDY:'Its not a cosmetic bill its not a feel good piece of legislation we are talking about machine guns on our streets.'"

"Marla Kennedy helped organize a nation-wide petition to support the bill."

"MARLA:'We believe with the proliferation of gun violence in the United States that we need to put a restriction on gun ownership and I would certainly think machine guns ought to be that.'"

"The ban has stoked an ongoing argument over gun control...and the rights of responsible citizens."

"REX:'I will admit, these rifles were invented to kill people, made for the military, but people who buy it today, that's not what they buy it for.'"

"Because the Senate did not vote to extend the ban- gun control advocates say now they feel they will have to start from scratch all over again."
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It must be horrible for Marla to be so afraid that reality can't penetrate her fear.
 

Staring Down the Barrel of The NRA
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... "Honest debate on gun policy is impossible because of the cynical absolutism of the current leadership of the National Rifle Association, the Republican Party's dependence on this interest group's muscle and the fear that the NRA inspires among some Democrats."

"At a time when preventing terrorism is supposed to be a national priority, why can't our politicians agree to sustain a ban on a very narrow class of firearms? Does President Bush want to make it easier for Americans to use their tax cuts to buy Uzis and AK-47s? Is our national policy to do all we can to defeat the terrorists -- except for those measures that the NRA vetoes?" ...
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... replace "current leadership of the National Rifle Association" with "Brady/Kerry/Kennedy/Feinstein camp" and it describes the Anti's accurately :-)
 

Assaulting a ban that was working
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"Joyce Gorycki knew the news was going to be more than she could bear."

"'My husband's dead, isn't he?' she asked the two detectives who knocked on her door at 10:30 p.m. on Dec. 7, 1993."

"'Then I collapsed to the floor,' she said yesterday over the phone from Mineola, where she works and still lives."

"It was on Dec. 7, 1993, that Colin Ferguson pulled a semi-automatic pistol out of a brown bag and began shooting in a crowded Long Island Rail Road car. Gorycki said she can't forget that night and the nights that followed."

"'No one can know what I went through,' she said yesterday. 'I would not want another family to go though what I did.'"

"That's why she is incredulous that the 11-year-old federal ban on assault weapons is on its way to the political slaughterhouse with the assent of fellow Republicans." ...
 

After 10 years, assault-weapons ban expires
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"A 10-year-old federal ban on specific high-powered assault weapons faded into history yesterday, though state law in New York still bars possession of the affected guns."

"The effectiveness of the federal ban, debated even before President Clinton signed it in 1994, was a source of contention between gun-control advocates and pro-gun supporters, who offered conflicting statistics on whether it reduced crime or saved lives."

"But they did agree that gunmakers made the law moot by designing weapons without certain features that it outlawed." ...
 

Assault weapons ban lift bemoaned
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Law enforcement executives and other gun-safety advocates said Monday's expiration of the federal assault weapons ban makes officers vulnerable to being outgunned by criminals, even though a more stringent law is still in effect in California. 'They're ideal for committing crimes and for assaulting law enforcement,' Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Pasadena, said of the previously illegal weapons. '... These weapons fire rounds that go through buildings.'" [KABA Note: HORSEFEATHERS!]

"But gun advocates praised the legalization of the military-style assault weapons. The law was bad legislation that penalized law-abiding gun enthusiasts, according to NRA officials." ...
 

Assault Weapon Ban a Dud
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"We got up this morning and, lo and behold, the streets were not filled with criminals carrying menacing looking 'assault weapons' raping and pillaging the nation despite the expiration of the ineffectual, so-called federal “assault weapons” ban."

"After a decade of real-world experience, it actually turns out that putting a military style grip on a long gun used for turkey hunting does not, in fact, lead to lawlessness and anarchy."

"Ironically, it was during this past decade while this ban was in place, that 17 of the 38 states that now have right-to-carry legislation in some form or another enacted their state-specific guidelines." ...
 

NY: For McCarthy, a mission continues - As the ban expires on semiautomatics, congresswoman vows to keep fighting, and Kerry blasts Bush
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"Outside a House office building where Rep. Carolyn McCarthy has often championed for more gun controls, the Long Island congresswoman took center stage yesterday and in an emotional speech acknowledged temporary defeat." ...

"But as teary-eyed as McCarthy was, she remained determined that her fight was not over. 'I'll wake up angry and start my crusade all over again,' she said. 'I will recover and I will get in everybody's face.'" [emphasis added] ...
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NOTE: The antis will not rest, so neither can we. Stay involved, stay active, support pro-gun politicians!
 

NJ: McGreevey Directs Attorney General to Address Lapse of Federal Assault Weapons Ban
Submitted by: Evan F. Nappen, Esq.
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"Governor James E. McGreevey today signed an executive order directing Attorney General Peter C. Harvey to convene a task force that will respond to issues raised by the expiration of the federal assault weapons ban." ...

"'New Jersey’s ban on assault weapons is still the strongest in the Nation. But with the lapse of the Federal ban, these deadly weapons will be readily available nearly everywhere else in the United States. Only six other states have their own laws banning these weapons. After today, Uzis and AK-47s will be readily available in 43 other States,' Governor McGreevey said."
 

CT: Farrell, Shays spar on assault weapons ban
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"Fairfield County's congressional candidates disagreed yesterday over who is to blame for the failure to renew the federal assault weapons ban. U.S. Rep. Christopher Shays, R-Bridgeport, and his Democratic challenger, Diane Farrell, pointed fingers at the other's party for the ban's expiration at midnight. Shays and Farrell, Westport's first selectwoman, support continuing the ban." ...
 

DE: Police worried as ban expires
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"Delaware law enforcement officials said their jobs would be tougher and the public would be in more danger because the 10-year federal ban on assault weapons expired Monday."

"Gun-rights supporters, however, said the law never made a difference."

"'You need to keep police officers safe, and you need to keep citizens safe,' said New Castle County police Chief Col. David McAllister. 'I'm a strong supporter of the Second Amendment, but the founding fathers did not envision weapons that could fire 50, 60, 70 bullets in a matter of seconds. That was not their vision.'" ...
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You can e-mail this ignoramus at dfmcallister@co.new-castle.de.us.
 

NY: Assault gun ban expires, but not in New York
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"Assault weapons like Uzis, AK-47's and TEC-9's are now on the market, unless you live in New York."

"A decade old federal ban on the assault weapons expired Monday, but a similar state ban in New York is still on the books."

"But police here worry criminals will have easy-access to the weapons.


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Assault weapons are now legal, except in a few states that have their own laws, including New York."

"News 10 Now's Kristin Smith took a look at the politics behind the ban and what some see as an invitation to criminals to purchase the weapons elsewhere."

"'The weapons that we recover are weapons that are stolen in burglaries, or weapons that are transported by someone from another state. Oftentimes, they're referred to as strawmen. They go to another state and purchase these weapons, bring them into New York State illegally, and then sell them to the criminal element. And that's happened repeatedly,' said Mike Kerwin, with the Syracuse Police Department." ...
 

TX: Reactions Are Mixed to Expiring Gun Ban
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"At the stroke of midnight Monday the ban on assault rifles was lifted, which has some gun owners cheering and critics shaking their heads in dismay."

"10 years ago as this ban was about to go in effect people stocked up on assault weapons. 10 years later, gun shop owners say all this ban did was make these guns more expensive to buy."

"The assault weapons ban prohibits the production of semiautomatic assault weapons and ammunition clips holding more than ten rounds except for military or police use. Guns equipped with multiple assault weapon features are also banned. These features include large-capacity magazines, folding stocks, pistol grips, barrel shrouds which prevent overheating and features that allow for the use of silencers or flash suppressors." ...
 

UT: National 10-year ban on assault weapons ends
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... "Advocates like Kennedy were hoping the gun ban would not only be renewed, but strengthened to limit the number of copycat type guns that leaked through." ...

"W. Clark Aposhian, chairman of the Utah Self Defense Instructors Network and a pro-gun lobbyist, says that banning assault weapons is akin to racial profiling: judging a gun by the way it looks."

"'There's no consistency,' he said. 'This is all about perception.'"

"Aposhian said gun users like the assault weapons for the same reason people like sports cars even though they can only drive 75 miles per hour."

"'As long as you're not doing something illegal, then who cares what you're doing with them,' he said." ...
 

MO: Gun stores don't expect sales surge
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"Military-style assault weapons won't be flying off the shelves when they arrive in stores next week, according to several area gun retailers who are trying to predict how their customers will respond to the end of the 10-year-old federal ban on the powerful semiautomatic guns."

"The reason, they say, is simple: There were several ways to get around the ban. The law only prohibited gun manufacturing and modification, and it has always been legal to buy, sell and trade weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines produced before the ban. That's why gun dealers suspect that most people interested in assault rifles either bought them before the 1994 ban kicked in, or paid top dollar to buy the weapons secondhand." ...
 

MT: Montana gun dealers expect little change from lifting of ban
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"Some Havre gun dealers think Monday's lifting of a 10-year ban on assault weapons will have little impact on their business."

"'I don't think it will make a lot of difference,' said Bill Evans, owner of Bing N Bob's Sport Shop. 'We haven't had one person ask.'"

"A gun dealer since 1977, Bill Szudera said that prior to 1994, people weren't asking for the weapons that ended up on the list. He expects to see no change now that it's gone." ...

"Evans said people might ask for the higher-capacity magazines, although they could find them illegally before the ban was lifted." ...
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Or even legally, since Clinton waited a month to sign the bill allowing manufacturers plenty of time to make "pre-ban" mags.
 

MO: Ban on assault weapons lifted
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"Local firearm merchants don’t expect Monday’s expiration of a 10-year federal ban on assault weapons to change much - mostly because the ban itself didn’t change much while in effect." ...

"Gun enthusiasts claim firearms were categorized by cosmetic and ergonomic features that present a military-like appearance and feel but have no practical effect on lethality, while naming specific guns such as 'AK-47s' and 'Uzis' led many to believe the ban applied to fully-automatic machine guns."

"'Those have been regulated since the 1930s,' said Alan Reiman of Re-Armms Inc. in Sikeston. 'This has got nothing to do with automatic weapons.'" ...
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Compare this with the overheated rhetoric of Sen. Kerry, Sarah Brady, et al..
 

MN: Assault weapons ban's demise has gun shops busy
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"When the federal ban on assault weapons ended on Monday, Joel Solmonson decided it was a good time to make a purchase."

"'I think the ban was absurd,' said Solmonson, 39, as he waited at a cash register at Streicher's Police Equipment gun shop in Plymouth. Piled on the counter were about two dozen magazine clips that Solmonson was buying for guns he owns. The clips can hold more rounds than the ones previously allowed under the law."

"Clerks at metro-area gun stores were fielding questions Monday from callers wanting to know what they could buy that couldn't be sold during the decade-long ban of semiautomatic assault weapons. An effort to extend the ban was defeated in the U.S. Senate in March." ...
 

AZ: Assault weapons split CD-1 candidates
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"U.S. Rep. Rick Renzi, R-Flagstaff, said that he would not have supported an extension of the assault weapons ban that expired Monday at midnight, while his Democratic challenger Paul Babbitt would have voted in favor of such an extension."

"In a released statement Monday, Renzi said the ban defined assault weapons by their cosmetic features, which in turn 'denied law-abiding gun owners the ability to purchase such weapons for self-defense and sport.'"

"He considered the ban an infringement on constitutional rights."

"Babbitt, Renzi's Democratic rival for the 1st Congressional District, said that he has sought input from law enforcement officials, and he supports their belief that such assault weapons on the street pose a threat." ...
 

CA: Recalling shootings brings back reason for weapons ban
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"Like many in the Bay Area who remember that July afternoon when Gian Luigi Ferri roamed the 101 California building in San Francisco with two assault weapons, killing eight people and wounding six, I'm thinking that the end of the weapons ban he inspired is not such a good idea."

"I'm with the majority of people when it comes to two opinion polls. I'm one of 85 percent of Americans who believe people have the right to own guns to defend themselves in their homes. And I'm also one of the two-thirds of Americans in support of banning military-style assault weapons. If opinions were votes, that would be enough to carry the ban forward. But of course, they're not." ...
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And if inalienable rights were subject to majority opinion, they would be neither inalienable nor rights.
 

KS: Lifting of ban worries police
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"Yesterday marked the end of an era when it comes to weapons, and the future is full of mixed feelings."

"Local law enforcement agencies worry about what lies ahead."

"A 10-year federal ban on semi-automatic assault weapons and large capacity ammunition feeding devices ended at 12:01 a.m. Monday."

"'It means that they'll be easier to obtain,' Wichita Falls police Sgt. Cindy Walker said. 'You'll start seeing them at the gun shows and everything.'" ...

"'Criminals and terrorists having access to that kind of fire power makes law enforcement efforts more difficult,' [Wichita County Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Cecil Yoder] said."
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The protections of the 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th amendments to the Constitution also "make law enforcement efforts more difficult", shall we trash them too?
 

Assault weapons: The arguments [from the BBC]
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"Brian Miller: My brother was an FBI agent working on a cold-case homicide squad at Washington DC Metropolitan Police Headquarters on 22 November 1994."

"That morning a man - actually looking for a different office - walked into DC Police Headquarters, went upstairs, opened the door and opened fire with his assault pistol which was a Mac-10." ...

"Joe Bass: ...But those same weapons can be used in self-defence. You know I'm sorry to hear about his brother and these other people, but those guns were already illegal in Washington DC where a regular citizen cannot own a gun, like I can here in Virginia, and so the criminals paid no attention to these laws." ...
 

FL: Sheriff's Office Say Broward Deputy Fatally Shot By Ex-Wife
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"A 47-year-old deputy was shot and killed by his ex-wife Sunday morning, the Broward Sheriff's Office said."

"Donald Vaughn was shot three times when he opened the front door of his apartment, Broward sheriff's spokesman Jim Leljedal said."

"Sonya Kelly Vaughn, 52, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder. She was being held without bond at the Broward County Jail. It was not known if she had a lawyer."

"The Vaughns were married seven years before getting a divorce in 2000, Leljedal said."

"Sonya Kelly Vaughn remained on the scene, surrendered peacefully and turned over the small caliber handgun she allegedly used to shoot her ex-husband, Leljedal said."
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Police are unable to protect themselves from violent domestic partners, but we should rely on them for our protection in a similar situation?
 

UK: Boy shot - mistaken for fox
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"A 13-year-old boy was fatally shot on a night time hunting trip after one of the group apparently mistook him for a fox, police said yesterday."

"The teenager, who is yet to be named, had been out 'lamping' with a group of hunters in sloping fields at Harberton, near Totnes, Devon, when he was hit by a bullet from a .22 rifle."

"He was flown by air ambulance to hospital but died later."

"Police are investigating the shooting, which happened on Saturday night, and officers have seized all the guns belonging to the shooting party." ...
 

UK: Boy, 11, pulled gun on police
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FULL TEXT BELOW:

AN 11-year-old boy pulled a gun on police officers, it was revealed yesterday.

The boy is thought to have fired the air pistol at a motorist only moments earlier.

The frightened driver dialled 999 and police patrol cars rushed to the area.

When the first car arrived at Townhill, Swansea, officers were horrified to see the boy pull out a pistol and point it at them.

They called in colleagues who were already preparing to send an armed response unit.

But the initial team noticed the boy's age and the sharpshooters were stood down.

The boy was followed by unarmed officers instead.

By then he was wearing a ski mask to avoid detection.

The gun was eventually taken off him and examined.

It was found to be high-powered but only capable of firing plastic pellets.

Further inquiries into the incident, on Monday, are under way and no charges have been made.
 

Germany: Man enters German court with antitank mine
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FULL TEXT BELOW:

A man forced his way into a Berlin courtroom with an antitank mine strapped to his body Tuesday to try to win compensation for medical bills.

The 62-year-old German first threatened a guard with a pistol and then revealed a Russian antitank mine, which he had attached to his body, the online version of the German newsmagazine Der Spiegel reports.

Police managed to overpower the man, and evacuated the building to comb it for further explosives. A second antitank mine was found in the man's car although it was not live.

Police said the man launched the attack after the court ruled he should not be reimbursed for an operation.

The attacker is in custody and is being interrogated by federal police.
 

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