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Senate Bill Proposes Anti-Terror Database
Submitted by: motoboy

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"Counterterrorism authorities would be granted unprecedented access to law enforcement and commercial databases containing billions of records about private citizens under a bipartisan bill to restructure the intelligence system that the Senate began debating yesterday."

"The proposed national information-sharing network eventually would link hundreds or thousands of local, state, federal and commercial computers ... The new network would enable authorized investigators to draw on details about where suspects live, the cars they drive, their associates, their police records and their possible ties to terrorist activities." [emphasis added] ...
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.... and the guns and ammo they recently bought.

 

Constitution Party Presidential Candidate Says: Bush Silence on Repeal of D.C.'s Un-Constitutional Gun Ban Shows He's All Talk No Action on Second Amendment
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The following statement has been issued by Constitution Party Presidential candidate Michael Anthony Peroutka whose running mate is Dr. Chuck Baldwin:"

"At various campaign stops around the country, President Bush has said, to applause, that he stands 'strongly for the Second Amendment, which gives every American the indivisible right to bear arms.' But, his failure to support Rep. Mark Souder's (R-Ind.) legislation which would repeal all of Washington DC's laws which prohibit private gun ownership shows that when it comes to the Constitutionally-protected right of individual citizens to keep and bear arms, Mr. Bush is all talk and no action." ...
 

NC: Ban's expiration creates controversy
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"Since a national act banning assault weapons expired Sept. 13, activists on national, local and campus levels have debated its impact on the future of gun violence." ...

"David Jones, director of the North Carolina Governor’s Crime Commission, said nothing negative has been said 'among commission members or anyone in our circles' about the ban. 'By and large, they would be in favor of its continuation,' he noted.

"In Durham, activist groups such as the Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham, are adamant in their approval of the ban."

"'We have increased the risk factor for this community,' RCND director Marcia Owen said. 'The availability and accessibility [of assault weapons] has increased the risk to public health.'" ...
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KABA Note: But according to the CDC there is no evidence showing that bans of this nature have any effect, so your "public health" argument is spurious.
 

DC: Gun Ban Vote Scheduled for Today [second item on page]
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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... "'With the House scheduled today to vote on the D.C. Personal Protection Act, which would end the District's ban on handguns and allow residents such as Lawson to pack a pistol to fend off, say, a gunman in the back alley, she confesses that sometimes it does not seem like such a bad idea.'"


"If the bill is signed into law, it will nullify two lawsuits by District residents fighting for their Second Amendment rights, including one that has Cato Senior Fellow Robert A. Levy as co-counsel. Levy argues that the legislature should let the courts decide the issue so the Supreme Court can give a pronouncement about the real meaning of the Second Amendment." [emphasis added] ...
 

CA: Assault weapons ban was simply a fallacy
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"The assault weapons ban, part of President Clinton's 1994 crime bill, has just passed into history. Politicians, leaders of law enforcement agencies and gun-control advocates are predicting dire rises in crime and literally thousands of assault weapons pouring onto America's streets." ...

"American-manufactured assault weapons were not banned from production by the 1994 law. Certain cosmetic features, i.e., bayonet lugs, flash suppressors and collapsing stocks were banned from firearms produced for civilian sale after the bill's effective date. It did not ban the sale or resale of firearms produced with those features before that date." ...

"The federal assault weapons ban is and was a fraud. It was all smoke and mirrors. Anyone with an ounce of brains could have figured this out. But politicians, the news media, law enforcement, pro- and anti-gun groups all conspired to keep this from the public. The general public never had a clue what it was all about."
 

NY: Woman says she shot man in self-defense
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A central New York woman faces second-degree murder charges after she allegedly shot her finance in the home they shared.

Forty-seven-year-old Theresa Debo told police she killed Richard Moore in self-defense.

State police say Debo shot the 50-year-old Moore Friday night in the couple's home in Scriba, in Oswego County about 35 miles northwest of Syracuse.

Prosecutors say she told police she killed Moore after he had hit her in the head and knocked her down. Authorities say Debo claims Moore's handgun went off as the two struggled over the weapon the gun went off.

She's being held without bail.
 

AZ: Plenty doubts in Kuenzli killing
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... "I am dumfounded by the blood lust for vengeance exhibited in the following statement by Dave Engleman: 'Harold Fish must be tried and found guilty of second-degree murder in the death of Grant Kuenzli.'" ...

"Incidentally, Fish maintains that Kuenzli cursed him and threatened to kill him. If Fish is telling the truth, that indicates to me that Kuenzli thought that Fish's first shot, which actually went into the ground, had killed one of the three dogs Kuenzli had with him."
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Sounds like things are heating up as Harold Fish's trial draws closer...
 

NC: Hospital guard cleared in shooting
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"A hospital security guard who shot and killed a man who was threatening another person with a knife did not use excessive force, Robeson County District Attorney Johnson Britt said Tuesday."

"Britt said the guard, Johnny Thompson, shot Billy Rae Oxendine in self-defense. Thompson shot Oxendine once in the chest after he came toward him with a knife."

"The shooting happened on July 7 in a hallway at Southeastern Regional Medical Center's labor and delivery unit."
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But aren't guns banned in many hospitals? If this was a university hospital, aren't guns banned on the campus?
 

KS: Foiled With Firepower
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"The thief that thought this liquor store was going to be an easy target didn't know he was going to run into Harry. Not Dirty Harry, but Harry Forbes, Jr. and his 357 hand gun."

"'There's no time to think. You just do what you know you've got to do.'"

"And for Forbes that meant grabbing his 357 handgun and defending himself and his business against a robber. He knew the thief meant business the second he came in the store."

"'This is a hold up or a stick up, whatever. I knew they weren't playing cause they had masks on, head gear on so I just moved,' said Forbes."

"It all happened and was over in a flash."

"'No time to get scared. It all happened in a couple of seconds.'" ...
 

TN: Man shoots stepson in west Knox Co. dispute
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"A man shot his stepson Tuesday night in a dispute between at least four Knox County family members."

"... Sheriff Tim Hutchison says it revolves around a previous charge against the man who was shot."

"The sheriff says 29-year-old Albert Cannon assaulted his aunt, 48-year-old Debra Waggoner. The sheriff says Cannon's mother and stepfather tried to step in. 'They were unable to stop the assault and the stepfather went and got a firearm and shot his stepson one time.'" ...

"Cannon's aunt was taken to Parkwest Hospital. 'At this time, we don't know of any charges,' the sheriff says. 'It does look like it was obvious self defense from this 29-year-old that apparently snapped at...over some criminal charges that he had received in the past.'" ...
 

Israel: Court releases settler suspected of manslaughter of Palestinian
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"The Kfar Sava Magistrate's Court released Yehoshua Elitzur, the settler who shot a Palestinian taxi driver to death two days ago, to house arrest yesterday."

"The judge, Nitza Maimon-Sha'ashua, ruled in her decision that she did not see any evidence suggesting criminal intent in the shooting of 46-year-old Sa'al Jabara, and accepted Elitzur's claim that he had fired in self-defense." ...

"Elitzur told investigators that he got out of his car in order to check the Palestinian vehicle, and when he tried to stop it the driver tried to run him over." ...
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Armed self-defense works!
 

TX: Houston Police Arrest Prairie View A&M Officer
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"Houston police arrested an off-duty police officer for reportedly hitting a man's car while driving under the influence of alcohol over the weekend, Local 2 Troubleshooters reported Wednesday."

"The accident happened in the 4100 block of Graustark at about 2:50 a.m. Sunday. Police said 30-year-old Isabel Orellana, an off-duty Prairie View A&M University police officer, was off duty and in plain clothes at the time of the accident."

"Orellana was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and driving while intoxicated after she reportedly hit Steve Lam's pickup truck and then fired a 9-mm pistol at least nine times at him when he tried to take her car keys away." [emphasis added] ...
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But Sarah thinks people like this are the only ones who can be trusted with guns.
 

TX: Shooting victory spotlights woman's expertise
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"For the fourth time in a decade, Fort Worth police range master Dorcia Meador has won the title of National Women's Police Champion."

"Meador, a 26-year veteran of the Police Department, won the honor last week while competing in the National Police Shooting Championship in Jackson, Miss. The event was sponsored by the National Rifle Association."

"She won the same title in 1994, 1995 and 1998 and is believed to be the first woman to win four times." ...
 

TX: Border Patrol accused in immigrants' deaths
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"U.S. officials are investigating allegations that Border Patrol officers threw rocks at several illegal immigrants who had crossed the Rio Grande, forcing them to re-enter the river and leading to the drowning deaths of two women and a teenage girl." ...

"'If an agent feels that he can safely rescue someone, then he or she may do it. Obviously we do not require our agents to risk their lives,' Smith said." ...
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Sarah would prefer that "elite" officers like these have a monopoly on lethal force. Would you? Rosie would rather we all trust our lives to officers like these who have no duty to protect us. Would you?
 

KY: Mattingly cleared in fatal shooting
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"A Jefferson County jury acquitted former police Detective McKenzie Mattingly last night of murder, manslaughter and reckless homicide in the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Michael Newby." ...

"Police Chief Robert White said yesterday that he supports the jury's verdict but stands by his decision to fire the detective for violating police policy." ...

"In his closing arguments, Davis said the case was simple: Mattingly made several bad decisions before shooting the teen three times in the back. He never saw a gun on Newby or told other offices he thought the teen had a weapon." ...

"Police found a .45-caliber handgun tucked in Newby's waistband after he had been shot." ...
 

AL: Tragedy warns us to be safer with guns
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"The accidental shooting death of deputy Karl Keller’s 2-1/2 year old stepson sent shivers down my spine, along with lots of other sportsmen and gun owners around Marshall County."

"It reminded me— all too clearly — that I haven’t always taken all the safety precautions I should take with my own guns in my own home."

"The boy who lost his life was only about 4 months older than my own son and that hit home."

"I’ve talked to many of the officers close to this case. It appears that Deputy Keller was distracted for just a brief moment as he was putting up his pistol and that opened the way for the child to get it, play with it and die." ...
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But only cops and the military are responsible enough to be trusted with guns, right Sarah?
 

VA: Investigator's intent questioned in shooting
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"A Lovettsville woman remains in stable condition after being shot by her husband – a Sheriff's investigator."

"The Sheriff's Office and the Commonwealth's Attorney's office labeled it an accident, but it is being investigated, said Sheriff's spokesman Kraig Troxell."

"He refused to identify the investigator, who has been with the department for 15 years." ...

"Troxell gave this description of the incident on Sept. 23: It was late at night when the investigator began cleaning a recently acquired older handgun – an antique small-caliber French pistol. The weapon suddenly discharged, with a bullet striking the investigator's wife." ...
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But only cops and the military are careful enough to be trusted with guns, right Sarah?
 

UK: Police criticised over gun deaths
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"The brother of a woman who was shot dead along with her son by her estranged husband has criticised the police response to the tragedy." ...

"[East Berkshire coroner Peter Bedford] said police could not have prevented their deaths."

"But after Wednesday's verdict, Frank Mullane condemned the six-hour delay before officers entered the house."

"Earlier, the coroner was told Mrs Pemberton pleaded with a police operator that she had 'about one minute before I die' as she hid in a downstairs cupboard while her husband rampaged through their home in Hermitage, Berkshire."

"However, despite receiving the call at 7.11pm, police did not enter the property until 1.53am the following day." ...
 

Canada: Ferguson murder trial goes to jury
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The fate of a Pincher Creek police officer is in the hands of a jury.

R.C.M.P. Constable Michael Ferguson is accused of second degree murder. He shot and killed a prisoner in a police cell five years ago.

In closing arguments, the crow prosecutor said Ferguson shot Varley in a fit of rage.

The defence argues it was self-defence because Varley had tried to grab the gun.

This is the third time Ferguson has been tried on the charge.

Court has been told the encounter between Ferguson and Varley began October 3rd, 1999, when the officer was dispatched to a hospital in nearby Pincher Creek.

Varley and Ferguson got into a fight at the hospital.

Varley was arrested for public drunkenness and taken to police cells where a second scuffle occurred 10 minutes later.
 

DC: Citizens go unarmed in D.C. while pols are free to protect themselves
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"It is one of the benefits of being a politician. While handguns are banned for citizens in Washington, D.C., congressmen are allowed to have a gun for self-protection on the Capitol grounds. Well-known liberal politicians such as Senators Chuck Schumer and Ted Kennedy have armed bodyguards. The wives of politicians, such as Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle's wife, Linda, also have bodyguards. Undoubtedly, these politicians and their families have extremely good reasons for this protection, but many other Americans, especially those living with the high crime rates in D.C., also feel the same way."

"Later today, the U.S. House of Representatives will finally vote on whether to overturn D.C.'s handgun ban." ...
 

DC: Bill Repealing Most D.C. Gun Laws Passes in House
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"A bill that would repeal most local gun laws in the nation's capital passed the House Wednesday, over the objections of city officials including the mayor and police chief."

"'I've seen various members of Congress try to do some low down, dirty, mean things to the people of the District of Columbia, all to promote their own political agendas against the will of the people who live here,' said Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C. 'This bill to repeal the city's gun safety laws ... scrapes the bottom of the lowest level yet,' said Norton, who can vote in committee but not on the House floor."

"The District of Columbia Personal Protection Act was approved on a vote of 250-171, following a contentious debate that included everything from gun control and crime rates, to terror alerts and home rule." ...
 

KY: Crimes hit one-third of women at University of Kentucky
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"More than a third of undergraduate and graduate female students surveyed at the University of Kentucky said they had been victims of sexual assault, other physical attacks or stalking, according to findings released yesterday."

"In most cases — 82 percent — the women knew the perpetrator, the survey found."

"UK officials said they are taking additional steps to ensure student safety because of the results of the survey, which involved 1,010 students."

"'We're concerned about things that have happened in the past and are taking very definitive steps to ensure safety for all our students, faculty and staff,' UK President Lee Todd said yesterday." ...
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From the UK Nursing School Student Handbook: "No firearms, ammunition, or dangerous weapons are allowed in buildings, University vehicles or facilities ..."

Put your money where your mouth is President Todd and allow your students to use the most effective self-defense tool in existence.
 

CA: 'Michael Moore Hates America' Premieres in Hollywood
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... "'Michael Moore Hates America' deconstructs the genre of documentary film to show viewers how filmmakers can manipulate interviews and statistics to communicate a desired message, and therefore, how deceptive that message often is. ..." ...

"Elizalde is supportive of the documentary, and says 'The movie will do to Michael Moore and 'Fahrenheit 9/11,' what the bloggers have done to CBS and Dan Rather and America deserves to hear the truth.' Immediately following the screening will be an exclusive reception with the film's Director, Michael Wilson, his production team, and Congressional Candidate Victor Elizalde."
 

MN: Crow Wing gun permits drop to $10
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"Crow Wing County revised the fee for gun permits to $10."

"The change came in response to the district court decision stating the state's conceal-and-carry law was unconstitutional. The sheriff retains the authority to issue permits to people seeking to carry, hold or possess a pistol for the cities of Brainerd, Baxter, Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Breezy Point, Emily, Crosslake, Crosby and Deerwood."

"The new fee replaces the former $100 fee. Commissioner Gary Walters voted against the action, saying the $10 fee did not cover the costs for administration and background checks. Crow Wing County Sheriff Eric Klang said he expects the state to revert back to the previous policy." ...
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Poster's note: It is not a 'policy', it is the law. Under the old "may-issue" permit to carry law (currently in effect while the ruling on the new "shall-issue" law is appealed) the maximum fee allowed is $10.
 

NH: Gun club idea got nowhere at school
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Blake Douglass said he often feels alienated at Londonderry High School. The 17-year-old sportsman — ready to take on the school system in court over its rejection of a photo for the yearbook in which his broken-open shotgun rests on his shoulder — said he does not belong to a single club. 'They don’t offer any clubs that I’m interested in,' Douglass said during an hour-long interview last night at the Pelham Fish and Game Club. 'I had inquired about (a gun or trap-shooting club) a few times.'"

"In past years, he said, assistant principals and teachers confiscated his gun magazines during his lunch periods." ...
 

NC: North Carolina's Magnum Bears
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"Chris Bantos laid flat on his stomach - not the best position to be in when a huge, mad, black bear is inches away. But his redtick hounds were swarming around the bear and there was no way for him to get a clear shot without endangering the dogs. The hounds were baying, the bear was growling and the thick bay restricted his vision to a few feet."

"'I had to crawl through the pocosin just to get to the bear because the cover was so thick,' Bantos said. 'I never got off my belly. I knew the only way to miss the dogs and hit the bear was to shoot at an upward angle. All of a sudden the bear turned in my direction. I don't think he saw me. He just decided to run that way to get away from the dogs.'"

"With the bear running straight at him, Bantos quickly trained the sight on his .44-caliber Magnum revolver and fired. Shot through the neck, the bear dropped instantly. The range was less than 10 feet. Bantos didn't want to speculate on what would have happened had he missed." ...
 

MD: Police stress women's safety in RAD course
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"For any woman who has found herself alone on a dark night, or in a situation that has left her feeling uncomfortable and unsure of what to do, the Towson University Police Department offers a solution."

"Rape Aggression Defense, a four-part course designed to teach students how to avoid becoming involved in a potentially dangerous situation, will begin Monday, Oct. 4 from 6 to 9 p.m." ...

"Lt. Charles Herring of the Towson Police said the course is a good confidence builder."

"'It offers crime prevention techniques and good hands on experience using proven self-defense methods,' he said. 'We practice what we teach.'" [emphasis added] ...
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Is that so Lt. Herring? Are you saying that your officers face expulsion (firing) and criminal charges if they are caught with a weapon, and that their sole recourse when facing an attacker is the techniques taught by RAD?
 

IL: New air guns causing a stir in Wilmette
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"Wilmette has set aside a proposed law to ban possession of all air guns in the village, but a recent string of incidents involving a new generation of plastic pellet guns has led to arrests and reminders that the guns are already illegal to shoot in town."

"In past years, some injuries and many broken windows were caused by misuse of BB and pellet guns that fire steel or lead projectiles."

"This year, police said they are seeing more problems with AirSoft guns." ...

"'The issue is that it's illegal to discharge in the village even in your own back yard, even in your basement,' [George Carpenter, Wilmette's chief of police] said. 'We defend that prohibition because this is not a toy, it can be dangerous when misused.'" [emphasis added] ...
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So if I am not misusing it, just shooting it at an approved target, with an approved pellet trap, against an approved backstop, in my own basement I am violating the law.

So much for the concept of private property.
 

Argentina: Four dead in Argentine school shooting (follow-up)
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"A 15-year-old student drew a handgun and opened fire in a school classroom in southern Argentina on Tuesday, killing four classmates and wounding five, authorities said." ...

"The episode touched off a debate on national television about rising violence in public schools in Argentina, home to 36 million people and long considered one of the safest countries in South America."

"Stabbings and beatings of students and teachers have been reported in recent weeks, raising public concern about the nation's schools. Surging school violence has also come on the heels of a crime wave in Argentina marked by ransom kidnappings, street shootings and carjackings." ...
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Paragraphs 2 and 3 seem to contradict each other, no?

KABA Note: And only the cops and military are 'authorized' to have guns . . .
 

Haiti: Street gangs hijack food aid in Haiti
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"Street gangsters are holding up aid convoys, crashing food distributions, breaking into homes to steal food and shooting anyone who gets in their way, subjecting tens of thousands of weary storm survivors to life-threatening delays in getting food and water."

"The failure of Haiti's U.S.-backed government to disarm the gangs, including the Cannibal Army that started the revolution that ousted Jean-Bertrand Aristide, has created a climate of insecurity that jeopardizes lives in the calamity visited on Gonaives by Tropical Storm Jeanne." [emphasis added] ...

"The security chief for the U.N. stabilization mission in Haiti, John Harrison of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, was touring Cassolet Tuesday to find a safe place to distribute food." ...
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Bangup job guys!
 

Philippines: Another newsman killed, 54th since 1986
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"Unidentified gunmen shot and killed a correspondent of a national tabloid yesterday, an act described as barbaric and inhumane since the fatality succumbed to seven bullet wounds from a .45 caliber pistol."

"The fatality is the 54th newsman killed in the Philippines since 1986, the National Press Club (NPC) said. NPC President Antonio Antonio has condemned the killing, which came a few days after Today assistant business editor Jose Villanueva was killed in a holdup."

"Supt. Elmer Macapagal, Bataan police director, assured newsmen who now have armed themselves for protection that they are doing all they can to get the killers ..." ...
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But if guns are banned, why should journalists need to arm themselves? And if armed self-defense is viable for journalists, then what about shop-keepers and businesspeople and housewives and teachers and . . .
 

UK: Dunblane father demands ban on gun sales over internet
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"THE father of a girl killed in the Dunblane shootings yesterday called for a clampdown on the sale of guns on the internet as an MP revealed how he acquired an airgun for £80 on eBay."

"Mick North, whose daughter, Sophie, died in the school tragedy, said he was horrified that such a reputable website seemed incapable of preventing such sales."

"At a fringe meeting at the conference, Steve McCabe, Labour MP for Birmingham Hall Green, revealed how eBay's rules banning the sale of guns was regularly flouted by unscrupulous sellers who advertise on the auction site. He said: 'Instead of advertising the gun for sale, they invite bids for empty bags and boxes that come with a 'free gift' of a gun.'" ...
 

South Africa: Masked youth rapes 5 teen girls
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"Five traumatised Limpopo girls are receiving counseling and emergency HIV/Aids drugs after being raped by a lone attacker on Tuesday evening."

"A masked youth reportedly ambushed the teenagers while they were collecting firewood ..."

"Captain Moatshe Ngoepe said: 'He was apparently armed with a pistol and threatened to shoot anyone who tried to run or scream.'"

"'He ordered them to strip naked, and raped them, one by one.'"

"'The girls were ordered to close their eyes and cover their faces with their hands during the whole ordeal. They were terrified, and obeyed.'"

"After he'd raped each girl once, the man told the weeping teenagers to run off home before he felt up to a 'second round'." ...
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But surely this scumbag's pistol is registered, as required by the Firearms Control Act!
 

South Africa: Grandson sees farmer 'executed'
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"Mpumalanga police have launched a manhunt for two thugs who murdered a farmer in front of his 10-year-old grandson on Wednesday."

"The men apparently asked farmer Samuel Nkosi for directions on Wednesday morning, but returned just minutes later angry that the directions were 'vague' and that they'd got lost."

"'The traumatised child, who was milking cows with his grandfather at the time, tells us the men drew a pistol and cold-bloodedly executed Nkosi,' said captain Thabisile Gama."

"'The child says the men were extremely angry, and refused to listen to Nkosi's pleas for mercy. They just shot him.'" ...
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But wasn't the Firearms Control Act supposed to prevent men like this from getting guns?
 

 QUOTES TO REMEMBER
"Some people think that the Second Amendment is an outdated relic of an earlier time. Doubtless some also think that constitutional protections of other rights are outdated relics of earlier times. We The People own those rights regardless, unless and until We The People repeal them. For those who believe it to be outdated, the Second Amendment provides a good test of whether their allegiance is really to the Constitution of the United States, or only to their preferences in public policies and audiences. The Constitution is law, not vague aspirations, and we are obligated to protect, defend, and apply it. If the Second Amendment were truly an outdated relic, the Constitution provides a method for repeal. The Constitution does not furnish the federal courts with an eraser." --9th Circuit Court Judge Andrew Kleinfeld, dissenting opinion in which the court refused to rehear the case while citing deeply flawed anti-Second Amendment nonsense (Nordyke v. King; opinion filed April 5, 2004)

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