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ILLINOIS ANTI-GUN ACTIVIST ARRESTED, CCRKBA SAYS 'WELCOME TO THE PARTY'
CCRKBA ^ | 3-1-05

Posted on 03/01/2005 6:44:50 PM PST by Dan from Michigan

NEWS RELEASE

Citizens Committee for the
Right to Keep and Bear Arms
12500 N.E. Tenth Place
Bellevue, WA 98005

ILLINOIS ANTI-GUN ACTIVIST ARRESTED, CCRKBA SAYS 'WELCOME TO THE PARTY'

For Immediate Release: March 1, 2005

The arrest of a Springfield, IL anti-gun activist by police who allegedly found an illegal handgun and drugs in her home during a contested search prompted the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms to bid Annette "Flirty" Stevens a "welcome to the party."

Stevens became an activist with the Million Mom March after her son was gunned down in 2002. She has acknowledged having the gun – from which the serial number had been removed – in her home. The handgun belonged to her late son, Jericko Clark, she insisted, and she had simply wrapped it up and forgotten about it after finding it several months after his slaying. She claims the search was illegal.

"Annette Stevens may now understand why so many law-abiding people are fed up with the kind of gun laws that are promoted by the Million Mom March and other extremist gun control organizations," said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. "Ironically, the law against filing serial numbers off firearms is one that gun rights activists and organizations have long supported. Yet here she is, this ‘poster mom' for gun control, acknowledging that she has kept an illegally-altered handgun in her home while she's been campaigning to deprive other citizens of their firearms.

"In the kind of Draconian anti-gun society Stevens and her cohorts are trying to create," Gottlieb continued, "it wouldn't matter if she were innocent as she claims. Under the laws her group supports, gun owners are essentially considered guilty until they prove themselves otherwise. That's everything from background checks to waiting periods, and certainly the Illinois requirement that gun owners have a Firearms Owners Identification Card. Stevens has no FOID card, so there's another gun law violation. There are thousands of local and state laws across the country that the Million Moms support, none of which have done anything to prevent a single crime. All they do is chip away at the gun rights of law-abiding citizens.

"If Stevens is so convinced guns don't belong in society," Gottlieb observed, "then why didn't she immediately turn that gun over to the police when she found it more than two years ago? Why did she keep it? What's wrong with this picture? Ms. Stevens is about to learn that supporting gun control is like keeping a vicious dog. They sometimes bite the hands that feed them."

With more than 650,000 members and supporters nationwide, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is one of the nation's premier gun rights organizations. As a non-profit organization, the Citizens Committee is dedicated to preserving firearms freedoms through active lobbying of elected officials and facilitating grass-roots organization of gun rights activists in local communities throughout the United States. The Citizens Committee can be reached by phone at (425) 454-4911, on the internet at www.ccrkba.org or by email to InformationRequest@ccrkba.org.

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KEYWORDS: bang; banglist; donutwatch; gunlaws; illinois; libertarians
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Gloat!
1 posted on 03/01/2005 6:44:51 PM PST by Dan from Michigan
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To: Dan from Michigan

Color me gloating, too.


2 posted on 03/01/2005 6:47:01 PM PST by Old Sarge (In for a penny, in for a pound, saddlin' up and Baghdad-bound!)
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To: Dan from Michigan

You can't make this stuff up, folks. This is almost as good as the cops bagging Michael Moore's BG a few weeks ago.


3 posted on 03/01/2005 6:48:55 PM PST by AZ_Cowboy ("Be ever vigilant, for you know not when the master is coming")
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To: Dan from Michigan; NRA2BFree; glock rocks
Imagine how awkward it will be when it's later discovered that this handgun once belonged to Sarah Brady.

:0)

-good times, G.J.P.(Jr.)

4 posted on 03/01/2005 6:50:00 PM PST by Do not dub me shapka broham
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To: Dan from Michigan

How many posts until someone suggests the NRA use their resources to help this "poor lady"?


5 posted on 03/01/2005 6:50:14 PM PST by Shooter 2.5 (Vote a Straight Republican Ballot. Rid the country of dems.)
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To: Dan from Michigan
Hypocrisy is the creed of the left.
6 posted on 03/01/2005 6:51:19 PM PST by msnimje
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To: Dan from Michigan

HOW SWEET IT IS! </shout>


7 posted on 03/01/2005 6:53:46 PM PST by ol' hoghead (Galatians 3:13)
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To: Do not dub me shapka broham
Imagine how awkward it will be when it's later discovered that this handgun once belonged to Sarah Brady

More like, whether or not it gets 'Ballistically fingerprinted' for some old gang murder that maybe her baby was party to...

8 posted on 03/01/2005 6:55:25 PM PST by Gilbo_3 (Patience is a virtue, but it aint one of mine !!!)
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To: Dan from Michigan
Has the lady been charged? With what?

Was she released on bail? Why? She is armed, and suspected of multiple felonies.

I would donate to the cause, If I thought they were actually persueing this, and not just gloating.

For instance, they could file a writ of mandemus with the local court, to make sure the good lady is charged with every crime she comitted - all 23,000 of them.

9 posted on 03/01/2005 6:57:16 PM PST by patton (Matthew 6:6)
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To: Shooter 2.5

The serial numbers had been removed from this gun. I believe that is a federal crime and I don't know any gun owner (and I carry one daily as do many of my friends) who would even have that in their possession. I have little doubt that ballistic testing will link it to a crime or two or three. I'm sorry, but I don't think anyone EXCEPT a criminal would keep a gun which had the numbers removed.


10 posted on 03/01/2005 7:01:16 PM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: Dan from Michigan
SCHADENFREUDE!
11 posted on 03/01/2005 7:02:51 PM PST by HMFIC (Fourth Generation American INFIDEL and PROUD OF IT!)
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To: Emmett McCarthy

HI HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
HI HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OFF to jail that
Gun GRABBER
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOES!


12 posted on 03/01/2005 7:03:38 PM PST by HMFIC (Fourth Generation American INFIDEL and PROUD OF IT!)
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To: Do not dub me shapka broham; Joe Brower; Squantos; Eaker; B4Ranch; Travis McGee; humblegunner; ...
BTTT!


Gun Control isn't about GUNS

no nonsense support of the right to keep and bear arms

It's about CONTROL

13 posted on 03/01/2005 7:06:10 PM PST by glock rocks (WYGIWYG)
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To: Gilbo_3
The hypocrisy among the gun-grabbers never ceases to amaze me.

-good times, G.J.P.(Jr.)

14 posted on 03/01/2005 7:06:28 PM PST by Do not dub me shapka broham
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To: Dan from Michigan; SittinYonder
This is (how you say?) schnadefraude.
15 posted on 03/01/2005 7:07:42 PM PST by eyespysomething (Vous pouvez vous rendre au garde de securite!)
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To: Old Sarge
First there was a moonbat out in CA that bought an illegal gun to show how easy it was, and was promptly jailed.

Then it was Rosie with her armed body guard(I can't afford one so I defend my family myself)

Then it was Mike Moore with his armed body guard

Now this.
Isn't it great when your opponents defeat themselves!
16 posted on 03/01/2005 7:08:20 PM PST by e5man_r_u? (A Man's mission: Build, Protect, Provide)
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To: Shooter 2.5
Not me. I want her to get charged with every single felony count possible under Illinois law, and I count at least 3. That's not mentioning the Federal laws she could be charged with.

She sounds like a candidate for Project Exile to me.

L

17 posted on 03/01/2005 7:13:04 PM PST by Lurker ("We're all sinners, but jerks revel in their sins. " P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: eyespysomething
And I'm enjoying every minute of it!

:0)

SCHADENFREUDE

-Avenue Q

18 posted on 03/01/2005 7:13:20 PM PST by Do not dub me shapka broham
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To: Dan from Michigan
It GETS BETTER, FOLKS! I don't know the excerpting rules with this pub, but check this one out. It's the same person:

Anti-gun activist arrested after firearm found at home

Pertinent Quote for y'all:

"The handgun, which had a scratched-off serial number, and drugs allegedly were discovered Friday morning inside Stevens' home in the 2500 block of South 15th Street. Authorities said they obtained a search warrant for the residence as part of an ongoing investigation of a recent series of drive-by shootings. No one has been hurt in the gunplay.

Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives assisted in the search.

Although police declined to get into specifics, Stevens has a "close connection" with one of two feuding groups involved in the shootings, Lt. Rickey Davis said Monday."

Not only does a firearms prohibitionist get nabbed for illegally possessing a firearm, but this is some sort of gangbuster special with the serial number scrubbed off, it is part of an investigation into a series of drive-bys, and the house apparently had drugs to boot!

19 posted on 03/01/2005 7:14:24 PM PST by AZ_Cowboy ("Be ever vigilant, for you know not when the master is coming")
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To: Emmett McCarthy

Her story is that it belonged to her som (one of the 14 children a day killed by guns). She found it after he died, and didn't know what to do with it. "should I turn this over the police, or put in a drwaer and forget about it? Decisions. Secisions"


20 posted on 03/01/2005 7:17:17 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (The true danger is when Liberty is nibbled away, for expedients. - Edmund Burke (1799))
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To: AAABEST; wku man; SLB; Travis McGee; Squantos; Shooter 2.5; The Old Hoosier; xrp; freedomlover; ...
Nyuk.

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

21 posted on 03/01/2005 7:19:16 PM PST by Joe Brower (The Constitution defines Conservatism.)
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To: Joe Brower; Dan from Michigan

/snicker!


22 posted on 03/01/2005 7:22:42 PM PST by kstewskis (you've got to have a mind before you lose it...)
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To: Dan from Michigan
Humm wonder if he got it from Alan Hale.

BTW is is a .50 cal?

23 posted on 03/01/2005 7:26:43 PM PST by dts32041 (When did the Democratic party stop being the political arm of the KKK?)
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To: Dan from Michigan

BTTT


24 posted on 03/01/2005 7:27:39 PM PST by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: AZ_Cowboy; Joe Brower

It will be interesting to see how this plays out, but I wouldn't have high hopes for her being prosecuted.


25 posted on 03/01/2005 7:29:10 PM PST by TexasCowboy (Texan by birth, citizen of Jesusland by the Grace of God)
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To: Dan from Michigan

Love it!! The story on Drudge said the gun had the serial number ground off. That's a major federal offense. Let's see some action, BATF!


26 posted on 03/01/2005 7:29:21 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: Do not dub me shapka broham
Imagine how awkward it will be when it's later discovered that this handgun once belonged to Sarah Brady.

THAT would be so sweet. LOL

27 posted on 03/01/2005 7:39:59 PM PST by NRA2BFree (Guns don't kill people, drivers with cell phones do. ;)
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To: Dan from Michigan

Can I say HYPOCRITE, while I also gloat profusely.


28 posted on 03/01/2005 7:53:44 PM PST by Ursus arctos horribilis ("It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees!" Emiliano Zapata 1879-1919)
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To: Dan from Michigan
HA HA!!!


29 posted on 03/01/2005 8:01:14 PM PST by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: AZ_Cowboy
"Stevens has a "close connection" with one of two feuding groups involved in the shootings, Lt. Rickey Davis said Monday."

So the gun control activist has close ties to gangs. I wonder how much organized crime money directly or indirectly goes to gun control groups.

30 posted on 03/01/2005 8:03:44 PM PST by Wilhelm Tell
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To: Shooter 2.5; Joe Brower; Dan from Michigan

"How many posts until someone suggests the NRA use their resources to help this "poor lady"?"

That might just be the best response. It could very well make her a leader of her kind over to the right side of freedom. It could be the beginning of a great revolution, bringing the MMM over to our side, with their million(or a couple thousand, wasn't it?)and even Rosie and Michael joining in with TV appearances and even a "documentary" exposing the evils of the gun grabbers.

NAAAAAAAAAAAA!


31 posted on 03/01/2005 8:03:57 PM PST by Blue Collar Christian ( Political correctness is incorrect. ><BCC>)
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To: e5man_r_u?

"First there was a moonbat out in CA that bought an illegal gun to show how easy it was, and was promptly jailed.

Then it was Rosie with her armed body guard(I can't afford one so I defend my family myself)

Then it was Mike Moore with his armed body guard

Now this.
Isn't it great when your opponents defeat themselves!"

Don't forget the great Sarah Brady herself buying a hunting rifle for her nephew as a gift without properly paper working it over to him.


32 posted on 03/01/2005 8:08:51 PM PST by Blue Collar Christian ( Political correctness is incorrect. ><BCC>)
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To: Shooter 2.5
Ya gotta admit, however, it would be pretty funny if an NRA attorney contacted the dweeb. (Though in this case, arguing the militia utility of a handgun with the serial numbers filed off would be a hard sell in front of a jury.)


33 posted on 03/01/2005 8:10:27 PM PST by Redcloak (More cleverly arranged 1's and 0's)
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To: Lockbar
My sentiments, precisely.

(Smug Smiley.)

-good times, G.J.P.(Jr.)

34 posted on 03/01/2005 8:13:58 PM PST by Do not dub me shapka broham
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To: Dan from Michigan

It figures.

Another lefty hypocrite bearing her double standard for all to see.


35 posted on 03/01/2005 8:19:00 PM PST by Bullish
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To: Bullish

NRA helping this POS my ass. They represent the LAW ABIDING gun owners of America. If they lift a finger to lessen the penalty for that gangbanging hypocritical million moron mommy I will promptly cancel my NRA life membership.


36 posted on 03/01/2005 8:25:00 PM PST by boofus
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To: Dan from Michigan

as I said on an earlier thread on this topic: SCHADENFREUDE

glorious unrepentant schadenfreude


37 posted on 03/01/2005 8:25:11 PM PST by King Prout (Remember John Adam!)
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To: Dan from Michigan
I've searched several left-wing gungrabber sites, even the DUmmy site and this is not news as far as they are concerned.

One moderator even threatened banning after it was mentioned on one particular site.

Damn limousine liberals.

Good for me, but not for thee.

38 posted on 03/01/2005 8:30:04 PM PST by OldSmaj (Jihad this, Islam! Your religion is false and your god is non-existent! Come get me.)
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To: Ursus arctos horribilis
Can I say HYPOCRITE, while I also gloat profusely.

This woman is not a hypocrite, she is a criminal, and criminals want all law abiding citizens being disarmed. She is definitely "in character".

39 posted on 03/01/2005 8:33:37 PM PST by P8riot (Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional.)
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To: Gilbo_3

Yeah, MAYBE her little angel did it, or maybe she's been out commiting crimes herself to further her anti-gun agenda. Possession is 9/10ths of the law, hang her.


40 posted on 03/01/2005 8:42:15 PM PST by TERMINATTOR ("I believe in background checks at gun shows or anywhere" - GWB)
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To: TERMINATTOR
Possession is 9/10ths of the law, hang her.

While I would really like to see her swing, I still cant abide by using BS UN Constitutional laws to do so.

Hopefully she is linked to the 'gang' and some shootings that were used to further the anti agenda.

Travis McGee is becoming a prophet in real time ???

41 posted on 03/01/2005 8:47:32 PM PST by Gilbo_3 (Patience is a virtue, but it aint one of mine !!!)
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To: e5man_r_u?

Now this.**

And let's not forget Ted Kennedy's body guard being caught in D. C. with fully automatic weapons!

Gloat


42 posted on 03/01/2005 9:21:33 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (When someone burns a cross on your lawn, the best firehose is an AK-47.)
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To: Dan from Michigan

Hang her ass with the rope she made !


43 posted on 03/01/2005 9:40:07 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: Gilbo_3

I've got no problem with her having the gun, or filing down the numbers, as long as it wasn't stolen. Hillary might call FreeRepublic a "gang". It's one of those terms like "terrorist", that could mean anyone. If she commited real crimes - murder, assault, shooting up the neighborhood, etc., to further her agenda - then hang her.


44 posted on 03/01/2005 9:46:37 PM PST by TERMINATTOR ("I believe in background checks at gun shows or anywhere" - GWB)
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To: Dan from Michigan

the question is..... "if it's *your* gun, you can take the serial numbers off *your* gun, right?"


45 posted on 03/01/2005 10:09:09 PM PST by agitator (...And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark)
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To: Redcloak

The NRA should stay far away from this one....unless they want to point out the hypocrisy.....and giggle.


46 posted on 03/01/2005 10:13:33 PM PST by Feiny ( I own many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany.)
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To: Dan from Michigan

Oh me oh my. Even the slightest dent in the massive slab of anti-gun monolithica that is Illinois makes me grin. It won't amount to much, but there is just a -hint- of momentum of pro gun movement in Illinois right now and one must always hold out hope.


47 posted on 03/01/2005 10:17:02 PM PST by OOPisforLiberals
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To: Dan from Michigan

No problem, gun laws don't apply to the Nazis.


48 posted on 03/01/2005 10:17:14 PM PST by sarah_f ( Know Islam, Know Terror.)
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To: TERMINATTOR
Tall tree + short rope = crime reduction.

Could work at ALL levels of crime...

49 posted on 03/01/2005 10:18:07 PM PST by Gilbo_3 (Patience is a virtue, but it aint one of mine !!!)
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To: Dan from Michigan

I'm sure the Carl Rowan rule will apply here.


50 posted on 03/01/2005 10:20:05 PM PST by Grut
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