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    06/05/2004 8:25:57 AM PDT · by Joe Brower · 163 replies · 575+ views
    NRA-ILA ^ | 6/4/2004 | NRA
    FEINSTEIN INTRODUCES "ASSAULT WEAPONS" REAUTHORIZATION BILLNRA-ILAJune 4, 2004 Yesterday, vehemently anti-gun Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)introduced S. 2498, legislation that would reauthorize the Clinton gun ban. The bill is being held on the Senate floor and could come up at any time. This is the start of a sustained political battle we`ll be waging over the next few months. Our opponents will continue to work at every turn to try and accomplish their anti-gun goals, and we need to be prepared. Please visit NRA-ILA`s informative website-- --and learn the facts about this debate, which has too long been driven and...
  • Gunman shoots down 3 Sikhs

    02/26/2004 6:44:24 AM PST · by archy · 19 replies · 388+ views
    The Times of India ^ | THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2004 | staff
    Gunman shoots down 3 Sikhs PTI[ TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2004 03:37:32 PM ] WASHINGTON: A Sikh gunman opened fire on a group of elderly men of his community playing cards at a park in San Jose, killing three of them -- before the group turned on the attacker beating him to death, police said. The 43-year-old attacker walked up to the group of 15 men who were playing cards in the park on Sunday and hurled some abuses in Punjabi before opening fire on them. Two men died on the spot, and one died at San Jose Medical Center, San...
  • Roll call - Who voted what on all the gun lawsuit ban votes, possibly AW ban later

    02/25/2004 8:49:53 AM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 293 replies · 641+ views
    thomas ^ | 2-25-04 | US SENATE
    The first vote is to end the fillibuster. I'll post the other votes on this thread when they happen and when Thomas prints them. On this first vote, a YEA vote ends the fillibuster. Everything should happen in the next 30 hours since cloture was invoked. However, right now - Drunken swimmer Ted Kennedy is going on a very long rant. YEAs ---75 Alexander (R-TN) Allard (R-CO) Allen (R-VA) Baucus (D-MT) Bayh (D-IN) Bennett (R-UT) Biden (D-DE) Bingaman (D-NM) Bond (R-MO) Breaux (D-LA) Brownback (R-KS) Bunning (R-KY) Burns (R-MT) Byrd (D-WV) Campbell (R-CO) Carper (D-DE) Chafee (R-RI) Chambliss (R-GA) Cochran...

    02/23/2004 11:52:00 AM PST · by 2nd_Amendment_Defender · 23 replies · 2,617+ views
    NEW YORK The State Legislature continues to consider the Executive Budget introduced last month by Governor George Pataki (R). Budget bills S. 6056/A. 9556 will require handgun licensees to pay a $100 "certification" fee to the state, institute a five-year expiration period for licenses (currently most jurisdictions issue lifetime licenses), and charge a fee of $25 for each handgun owned. Additionally, this proposal would remove the caps on local processing fees, which means fees can certainly be expected to climb, and in many jurisdictions could price gun owners, sportsmen, and collectors right out of the market. Instead of banning handguns,...
  • NRA calls the shots (Gun-hating leftmedia agitprop alert!)

    02/23/2004 10:49:54 AM PST · by Joe Brower · 24 replies · 279+ views
    The SHT (that's "Sarasota Herald-Tribune") ^ | 2/23/2004 | Too cowardly to give their name
    NRA calls the shotsGun lobby's success comes at law enforcement's expense Sarasota-Herald Tribune2/23/2004 So what does the National Rifle Association get when it sets up shop in the Oval Office, as a top NRA official promised during the 2000 presidential campaign? Apparently, whatever it wants, from the White House and from Congress. While the NRA hasn't actually installed a desk next to the president's, the gun lobby is enjoying great success in Washington -- even when its proposals might aid criminals and criminally negligent dealers. One NRA-backed measure was tacked onto an omnibus spending bill passed by Congress last month....

    02/22/2004 10:09:34 PM PST · by dts32041 · 29 replies · 224+ views
    RKBA ^ | 19 FEB )$ | Angel Shamaya
    KABA Writer Investigated for Questioning Civil AuthorityPolice say Investigation "Ongoing"from Angel ShamayaDirector@KeepAndBearArms.comFebruary 19, -- Did you know that writing a rhetorical letter to the civil authorities in California challenging their hypocrisy results in a police investigation that includes not only calls from detectives but two black and white police cruisers coming to your home?That's what happened to longtime gun rights activist and professional writer David Codrea this week. What follows is a link to the investigation-inspiring letter, a detailed description of what transpired and a description of how trying to get our own answers from the investigators resulted in...
  • McCain-Reed Gun Show Bill: All Trick, No Treat

    01/19/2004 1:00:10 PM PST · by Joe Brower · 40 replies · 221+ views
    NRA-ILA website ^ | 11/4/2003 | unknown
    McCain-Reed Gun Show Bill: All Trick, No Treat NRA-ILA website11/4/2003 Introduced, appropriately enough, on Halloween, the McCain-Reed-DeWine-Lieberman gun show bill--S. 1807--masquerades as reform but imposes bureaucratic restrictions aimed at eliminating gun shows. It is based on the McCain-Lieberman bill (S. 890) from the 107th Congress, and like its parent, fails to address gun owners` most significant concerns and fails to fix real problems of the national instant check system. S. 1807 is not about closing a "gun show loophole"--there is no "gun show loophole." Existing laws apply at gun shows just the same as any other place guns are sold....
  • Protecting the wrong people

    12/29/2003 6:33:30 AM PST · by Joe Brower · 17 replies · 105+ views
    Sarasota Herald-Tribune ("SHT" for short) ^ | 12/29/2003 | some unnamed lackey
    Protecting the wrong peopleNRA proposal could hamper police, help criminalsSarasota Herald-Tribune editorial 12/29/2003 The National Rifle Association is so obsessed with slippery-slope, Second Amendment theories that it's pushing for a change in state policy that inadvertently could assist criminals. Unfortunately, the NRA has the clout in Florida to get the policy change proposed as legislation. State Rep. Lindsay Harrington, R-Punta Gorda, is sponsoring a bill that would prohibit police departments from keeping permanent records of gun owners who sell or pawn their weapons at pawnshops. Police have long maintained databases of pawned items to make it easier to locate stolen...
  • A Deficit of $100 Million Is Confronting the N.R.A.

    12/21/2003 12:54:49 PM PST · by Joe Brower · 94 replies · 207+ views
    NY Times ^ | 12/21/2003 | STEPHANIE STROM
    A Deficit of $100 Million Is Confronting the N.R.A.By STEPHANIE STROMNew York TimesPublished: December 21, 2003 Costly legal, legislative and political battles in the last decade have left the National Rifle Association with a $100 million deficit, reopening a bitter debate within the group about how it manages its money. In the past decade the group's efforts have helped Republicans win the White House and Congress and led to laws in more than 30 states banning lawsuits against gun manufacturers. In the last year the N.R.A. helped pay for a losing legal battle against campaign finance legislation, which the Supreme...
  • ATF Director to Head Music Industry's Anti-Piracy Efforts

    12/10/2003 12:39:32 AM PST · by archy · 24 replies · 256+ views
    Fox News 5 Atlanta/ AP ^ | Tuesday, December 09, 2003 | AP via Fox TV News
    <p>WASHINGTON — The director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is leaving his post next month to lead the recording industry's efforts to stop music piracy.</p> <p>Bradley A. Buckles, who served ATF for 30 years and was named director in 1999, will come head of the Anti-Piracy Unit of the Recording Industry Association of America, the trade group announced Tuesday.</p>
  • State-issued CCW's, reciprocity re: drivers' licences

    11/30/2003 3:08:23 PM PST · by King Prout · 54 replies · 1,366+ views
    today | King Prout
    I live in Georgia. A lot of Yankees pass through my great State on their way to Florida. Their home States do not respect Georgia-issued CCW permits, and can and do fine, impound the property of, and imprison upstanding Georgians who dare to cross their borders while packing heat. A CCW is much like a drivers' licence, in that it certifies the bearer as being approved by his home state to own and operate a potentially dangerous piece of machinery in the course of his usual daily business. The several States have agreed to honor SDLs issued by other States....
  • Emergency room records show teen prankster shot in back

    11/03/2003 3:51:42 AM PST · by AAABEST · 63 replies · 655+ views
    AP ^ | 11-03-03
    BOCA RATON -- A 16-year-old boy killed during a seemingly innocent late-night prank was shot in the back, according to emergency room records. The medical reports were released Saturday by the attorney for the teen's parents, who said they show he posed no threat to the neighbor who shot him. Mark Andrew Drewes and a friend had been knocking on neighbors' doors and then running away Oct. 25. He was shot by neighbor Jay Steven Levin, 40, who told police he mistook the 6-foot-2 teen for a burglar. "It shows he was running away," said the Drewes' attorney, Robert Montgomery....
  • The Six Things Americans Should Know About the Second Amendment

    10/21/2003 8:21:35 PM PDT · by yonif · 26 replies · 1,224+ views
    Jews For The Preservation of Firearms Ownership ^ | Fall 2001 | Richard W. Stevens
    The Six Things Americans Should Know About the Second Amendment by Richard W. Stevens The text of the Second Amendment: A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. FIRST: The Second Amendment protects an individual right that existed before the creation of any government. The Declaration of Independence made clear that all human beings are endowed with certain unalienable rights, and that governments are created to protect those rights. A. The unalienable right to freedom from violent harm, and the right to...
  • Students can't bring gun to firearms class

    10/21/2003 1:33:12 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 42 replies · 201+ views ^ | Tuesday, October 21, 2003
    A 12-year-old student who brought his unloaded gun to a firearms-safety course at his public school was met with a surprise when administrators and instructors intercepted him in enforcement of the district's new "zero-tolerance policy." Nick Ziegeweid had been told to bring his shotgun when he signed up for the class earlier this fall at Winona Middle School in Winona, Minn., the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported. But when he arrived on the first day of the Saturday morning course, Oct. 11, the officials reminded him the year-old policy bars students from carrying guns on school grounds, with no exceptions. The...
  • Carlton chief, sergeant face firearms charges (BATF now persecuting local police)

    10/19/2003 12:41:47 AM PDT · by fire_eye · 80 replies · 552+ views
    News-Register (McMinnville, OR) ^ | February 22, 2003 | STARLA POINTER
    CARLTON - Federal firearms charges have been brought against Police Chief Lee Whalon and Sgt. Rick Noble, who make up two-thirds of the Carlton Police Department. They were arraigned Wednesday before a federal magistrate in Medford, then released from custody on their own recognizance pending an April 29 trial. Each pleaded not guilty to all counts of the indictments brought against them, and each remains on the job in Carlton. Whalon and Noble each stands charged with possession of an unregistered silencer, an unregistered sawed-off shotgun and unregistered semiautomatic rifles classified as machine guns under federal law. Each also was...
  • UTAH: U. gun ban back in court

    10/17/2003 12:10:18 PM PDT · by jdege · 6 replies · 258+ views
    Deseret Morning News ^ | October 17, 2003 | Angie Welling
    U. gun ban back in court Shurtleff says it's his duty to take case higher By Angie Welling Deseret Morning News The battle over guns on the University of Utah campus has returned to the courtroom. The Utah Attorney General's Office on Thursday filed a notice of appeal in the case, which was dismissed in late August following a state court judge's ruling that state law does not prohibit the U. from enforcing its own ban on on-campus firearms. "I believe that the decision was wrong, and I think I have a duty to appeal it to a higher court,"...
  • Firearm Crime Continues to Rise [in the UK]

    10/17/2003 10:06:22 AM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 11 replies · 215+ views
    OSAC ^ | October 16, 2003 | BBC
    Gun crime in England and Wales is still rising according to Home Office figures released on Thursday. The number of crimes involving firearms increased by just under 3% in the 12 months to March 2003, to 10,250. It was well below the 35% rise in the previous year, when gun crime leapt from 7,362 firearms offences to 9,974. Home Office minister Hazel Blears said: "The risk of a fatal shooting in England and Wales is still one of the lowest in the world." She added: "But every crime involving a firearm is a serious concern and every life lost to...
  • The Right To List Enemies (Editorial to Lexington Herald)

    10/17/2003 10:16:59 AM PDT · by YoungKentuckyConservative · 5 replies · 124+ views
    The Lexington Herald ^ | 10/17/2003 | Dennis Fishel
    Dear Leonard: I can well imagine that mine will not be the only response you get from gun owners regarding your piece today, and I also understand that attitudes as vociferously put forth as yours was are virtually impossible to change. Too bad; I'm going to say my piece anyway. You have a perfect right to hate guns...and I'll shoot the first person who tries to take that right away from you. What you DON'T have a right to least a moral spread falsehood to make your case - and yes, I know falsehood is spread like butter...
  • ‘Engaging’ Traps More Collectors

    10/16/2003 10:42:46 AM PDT · by El Gato · 48 replies · 360+ views
    Shotgun News ^ | Oct. 20 | Neal Knox
    NEAL KNOX REPORT ‘Engaging’ Traps More Collectors By Neal Knox WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 20) – Eight St. Louis area collectors were indicted Sept. 28 for “engaging in the gun business” without a Federal Firearms License. They are the latest victims in the 40-year battle over the fuzzy definition of who must have an FFL. Vaguely defined “unlicensed dealing” carries more severe punishment than some willful violations by licensed dealers – plus the potential forfeiture of every gun in a collection, and the loss of gun ownership rights, firearms hunting rights, and often even voting rights – for life. In addition...
  • KOPEL CLUELESS: Silveira Lawsuit Attacker is Shooting Blanks

    10/15/2003 6:31:07 PM PDT · by wdp · 92 replies · 656+ views
    Recently Mr. David Kopel published a two-part editorial [1] criticizing the case Silveira v. Lockyer.[2] The criticisms have been answered in part by more than a few people.[3] I would also like to respond, based upon my own experience in Washington, DC, interacting with the U.S. Supreme Court for over 40 years. I do not know Mr. Kopel well, but I know much about the Supreme Court and its Justices, going back to 1964, when Mr. Kopel was four years old. I know this from arguing cases, writing briefs, writing cert petitions, and reading biographies of the justices. I could,...
  • Analysts: Gun Control a Non-Issue in 2004

    10/13/2003 4:17:57 PM PDT · by wheelgunguru · 76 replies · 367+ views
    fox news ^ | 10-13-03 | kelley vlahos
    <p>WASHINGTON — Though a spate of gun violence has torn through schools and offices of late, hardly a word has been spoken on the campaign trail, angry moms are not marching and few lawmakers are waving their fists, leaving some to conclude that gun control is no longer a vital political issue.</p>
  • Bear Poop In The Woods

    10/13/2003 10:36:43 AM PDT · by Mike Haas · 10 replies · 403+ views
    NRA Members' Councils of California ^ | 10/13/2003 | Tony Canales
    Tony Canales "...I am a big fan of Tony's op-ed pieces on the California Members' Council list. He rivals anyone in the country in his ability to ferret out the true nature of the American establishment, whether it be political, jounalistic, or judicial. Congratulations to in attracting such good talent!..." -- Tanya Metaksa, former NRA-ILA Director and author (Safe, Not Sorry : Keeping Yourself and Your Family Safe in Violent Age, ISBN 006039191X), and now a resident in the neighboring state of Nevada The opinions expressed in 'News Briefs' belong soley to the author and do not necessarily...
  • Shots in the dark - gun control

    10/13/2003 3:01:35 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies · 140+ views
    Washington Times ^ | October 13, 2003 | Jacob Sullum
    <p>In November 1988, the New England Journal of Medicine published a study that noted Seattle's homicide rate was higher than Vancouver's and attributed the difference to stricter gun control in Vancouver. Although the study had serious flaws, including the failure to take into account important demographic differences between the two cities, it received generous coverage in two major newspapers known for their sympathy to gun control.</p>
  • Ted Nugent endorses 'Gun Nut' ice cream

    10/07/2003 4:52:34 AM PDT · by kattracks · 53 replies · 453+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 10/07/03
    © 2003 Ted Nugent, rock musician, avid outdoorsman and defender of gun rights, has come out in support of "Gun Nut" ice cream, a new flavor unveiled by a company billing itself as "the conservative alternative to liberal Ben & Jerry's." Star Spangled Ice Cream Company announced the new partnership yesterday in a statement. "Star Spangled Ice Cream, the ice cream with a conservative flavor, is proud that Ted Nugent had endorsed our newest politically incorrect flavor, Gun Nut," said company Vice President Richard Lessner. "Ted Nugent is a great defender of the people's right to bear arms. We believe Gun...
  • Concealed gun law expanded [Arizona reciprocity]

    10/01/2003 12:28:30 PM PDT · by 45Auto · 41 replies · 1,337+ views
    The Tucson Citizen ^ | 30 September 2003 | PAUL L. ALLEN
    <p>A state law that took effect this month allows residents of 28 other states who hold valid concealed weapon permits to carry their weapons in Arizona.</p> <p>The move is the latest step in what is expected to eventually be a national recognition of concealed weapon permits, much the way drivers licenses are recognized.</p>
  • Unarmed for the Election (McClintock, Schwartzenegger, and Gun Rights)

    09/30/2003 1:04:48 PM PDT · by Korth · 120 replies · 351+ views
    National Review ^ | September 30, 2003 | Dave Kopel
    Arnold Schwarzenegger doesn't know the basics of California gun laws.Arnold Schwarzenegger's recent appearance on the Sean Hannity Show regarding gun control suggests that he is amazingly ignorant of current gun laws in California. Hannity asked Schwarzenegger what he thought of the "assault-weapon" ban and the Brady Bill. Schwarzenegger replied, "Yes I do support that. And also I would like to close the loophole on the gun shows." While the federal ban on so-called "assault weapons" is scheduled to sunset in September 2004, the much more severe California prohibition has no sunset date. The federal and the state law are both...
  • Sniper Victim Joins Lawmakers to Urge Renewal/Strengthening of Assault Weapons Ban

    09/30/2003 8:13:56 AM PDT · by chance33_98 · 53 replies · 275+ views
    One Year After Attacks, Sniper Victim Joins Lawmakers to Urge Renewal and Strengthening of Assault Weapons Ban 9/30/03 10:26:00 AM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To: Assignment Desk, Daybook Editor Contact: Blaine Rummel of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence & The Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence, 202-408-0061, ext. 118; News Advisory: -- Sonia Wills, mother of final sniper victim, wants to ban all assault weapons - including Bushmaster XM15 that killed her son -- Strong support revealed for S. 1431 and H.R. 2038 WHAT: Press conference to commemorate the one year anniversary of the DC-area sniper attacks and call for...
  • Right-to-carry laws conceal guns, facts [No Facts]

    09/30/2003 6:01:19 AM PDT · by SJackson · 29 replies · 751+ views
    Columbia Chronicle ^ | 9-30-03 | Eric W. Alexy
    After a recent override in Missouri legislature, the state is set to see its right-to-carry laws go into effect Oct. 11. Those wanting to carry a gun in Missouri must clear a background check, take a training course, pay $100 and be at least 23 years of age. Individuals with recent felonies, certain misdemeanors and/or mental disabilities are ineligible. The most common argument heard from right-to-carry proponents is that guns are necessary for self-defense purposes. After all, murderers, rapists and robbers all seem to have guns, so let's even the playing field, they say. In a perfect world, guns would...
  • Conceal & Carry Gun Laws: Preserving or Eroding Freedom?

    09/29/2003 5:35:49 PM PDT · by 45Auto · 12 replies · 333+ views
    Armed Females of America (guest editorial) ^ | 29 September 2003 | Mike Ferguson
    Forty four states now have some form of so-called "Conceal and Carry" gun laws. Proponents of these laws often brag that the laws allow law-abiding citizens to carry concealed weapons and protect Second Amendment freedoms. Opponents of these laws decry them as a threat to "public safety". Missouri is now among the states with a conceal and carry law going into effect after the State Legislature overrode a veto from our Democratic governor. The bill (HB 349) was introduced after the plan was voted down on a statewide referendum. Among the details of Missouri's new gun law are the requirement...
  • (Elem. School Shootings) Cold Springs Priest Says: 'I am angry that we allow handguns'

    09/29/2003 10:45:56 AM PDT · by wallcrawlr · 21 replies · 182+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | September 29, 2003 | Nolan Zavoral
    COLD SPRING, MINN. -- Admitting the depth of his own anger, the Rev. Cletus Connors lashed out in his Sunday sermon at handguns in the aftermath of shootings at Rocori High School. Four days after one student was killed and another critically wounded, Connors -- citing the steps of grief popularized more than 30 years ago by Dr. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross -- said he has arrived at anger. "I am angry that we allow handguns all over the place and that we make them available to people who don't (ordinarily) have them," Connors said in an urgent but even voice during...
  • Tom McClintock Supports the Liberty Belles Pro-Second Amendment Organization!!!!

    09/28/2003 1:54:36 PM PDT · by · 214 replies · 579+ views
    John W. Brantuk, Sr.; Republican Nominee for CA Assembly, District 56 ^ | September 28, 2003 | John W. Brantuk, Sr. - Candidate for CA Assembly
    Tom McClintock Suppots the Liberty Belles Pro-Second Amendment Organization!!!! Liberty Belles' newest Honorary Members, Lori McClintock and Senator Tom McClintock. Also pictured, Liberty-Belles Founders Jennifer Freeman and Anna Zetchus Raetz. Candidate for California Governor Tom McClintock has been awarded an honorary Lifetime Membership in the Liberty Belles, as acknowledgement of his unwavering support of our Second Amendment Rights. Read the entire story and learn more about the Liberty Belles here.
  • French Gun Control For U.S.?

    09/29/2003 9:04:05 AM PDT · by bc2 · 24 replies · 190+ views
    The Liberty Committee ^ | September 29, 2003 | Rep. Ron Paul / Kent Snyder
    September 29, 2003 It's no longer a secret the United Nations wants to establish some kind of global tax scheme and impose global gun control. If the United Nations can do both at the same time, it will. To make certain the United Nations has a clear understanding of the position of the United States, Congressman Ron Paul, along with ten other congressmen, introduced H.R. 3125 - The Right to Keep and Bear Arms Act of 2003. According to H.R. 3125, Congress finds that: 1. over the past decade, the United Nations has demonstrated a consistent animus to the Second...
  • Minnesota: Life with concealed carry

    09/29/2003 8:27:26 AM PDT · by jdege · 24 replies · 423+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | Sep 29, 2003 | KEVIN MURPHY
    Life with concealed carry Minnesota's experience with new gun law has a Missouri ring By KEVIN MURPHY The Kansas City Star MINNEAPOLIS - When the upset customer threw the menu in his face, restaurant owner Thomas Pham stood fast. Like it or not, he insisted, guns were not permitted in Azia, a popular nightspot in the hip Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis. "I just told him that's the way it is; we have a business to run," Pham said. So it goes these days in Minnesota, where a new law allowing residents to carry concealed firearms has stirred tension between people...
  • Gun Rights Policy Conference

    09/29/2003 8:21:12 AM PDT · by pabianice · 26 replies · 213+ views
    Second Amendment Sisters ^ | 9/29/03 | Roberts
    Here are some notes from the Gun Rights Policy Conference held last weekend. These notes are well done and was writtten by someone on the Pink Pistols discussion list who attended the conf. I added the link to Dr. Timothy Wheeler for you to save and use when the time comes. Lynne Roberts Massachusetts State Coordinator 1-877-683-1717 ----------Forwarded message ---------- Just a few thoughts about the 18th Gun Rights Policy Conference held in Houston over the weekend: First it was good to spend some time with folks committed to the right to keep and bear arms. I'd also like...
  • Gun advocates attend national conference

    09/27/2003 6:45:56 PM PDT · by jdege · 14 replies · 244+ views
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | Sep. 27, 2003 | PAM EASTON
    Gun advocates attend national conference PAM EASTON HOUSTON - Gun rights advocates said Saturday during a national conference that they must recruit a younger following and exercise their right to bear arms as much as possible to keep their cause alive. "If we don't get new shooters, if we don't get new blood ... we are going to wither and die," said Joe Waldron, executive director of the Citizens' Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, which co-sponsored the Gun Rights Policy Conference along with the Second Amendment Foundation. Waldron said it is important for aging gun rights...
  • The Silveira Threat : How long will the Second Amendment live? (Part II)

    09/23/2003 7:44:51 AM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 112 replies · 386+ views
    National Review ^ | 9-23-03 | Dave Kopel
    The Silveira Threat How long will the Second Amendment live? Silveira v. Lockyer is a Second Amendment lawsuit which has, according to Gun Week (Sept. 1) "gained almost cult status among gun owners." This status is mostly to the benefit of the gun-prohibition lobby, for Silveira has already seriously harmed Second Amendment rights, and the damage may not be over. The suit was filed in February 2000, to challenge the 1999 amendments to the 1989 California "assault-weapon" control act (AWCA). The complaint blew its credibility on at the very beginning, opening with a fabricated quote attributed to Hitler. The quote...
  • NRA Backing 'Stealth' Candidate in Cal Recall? [My Title]

    09/22/2003 5:24:26 PM PDT · by 45Auto · 35 replies · 283+ views
    Keep and Bear Arms ^ | 22 September 2003 | David Codrea
    A discussion of my article “NRA Grassroots Leads ‘Pro-Gun’ Charge for McClintock! (Unbelievable!)” appearing on The High Road message board has resulted in an astounding disclosure by Jim March, California Field Representative for the Citizen’s Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. Responding to a dialogue on the article, which documents how NRA and its state affiliate, the California Rifle and Pistol Association, have provided no grassroots leadership in support of proven Second Amendment champion Tom McClintock, March posted the following lament and revelation: “GOD I wish I could explain certain things...There's some sneaky stuff going on. Not...
  • CSGV: Killing Machines ("Assault Weapons" propaganda)

    09/16/2003 6:00:50 AM PDT · by Joe Brower · 45 replies · 470+ views
    Coalition to Stop Gun Violence ^ | September, 2003 | Eric Gorovitz
    Coalition to Stop Gun Violence: "KILLING MACHINES" The "Coalition to Stop Gun Violence" has just published a 13-page screed titled "Killing Machines", which purports to be about all the horrible evils of so-called "assault weapons". With the sunset of the 1994 "assault weapons" ban coming up in a year, it's no surprise that this sort of propaganda would be surfacing, and it this document is any indication, the anti-gunners are pulling out all the stops to maintain their fear-mongering grip on the minds of "average" Americans. Those of us who know the truth of this matter need to start preparing,...
  • WISCONSIN: Concealed Weapons Bill: Public Hearing Tuesday (Poll to Freep)

    09/08/2003 2:07:29 PM PDT · by jdege · 17 replies · 223+ views
    WISC-TV ^ | September 8, 2003 | WISC-TV
    Concealed Weapons Bill: Public Hearing Tuesday Permit To Carry Would Cost $75 POSTED: 2:32 p.m. CDT September 8, 2003 UPDATED: 3:43 p.m. CDT September 8, 2003 MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin's ban on carrying concealed weapons is front and center this week in Madison. Wisconsin is one of six states where it's illegal to pack heat. SURVEY Do you support a bill to allow citizens to carry concealed weapons? Yes No Supporters of a bill to allow citizens to carry concealed weapons say it would deter crime because criminals wouldn't know who's armed, but opponents say more weapons will compromise safety....
  • County aims for gun registry

    09/08/2003 12:49:40 PM PDT · by 45Auto · 18 replies · 251+ views
    Syracuse Post-Standard ^ | 6 September 2003 | Tasha Flournoy
    Oswego County will run a gun amnesty program this month that allows residents to register unregistered pistols without penalty. The County Clerk's Office, sheriff's department, and office of County Judge James McCarthy started the program to reach out to people who don't know how to register their weapons. McCarthy, who serves as the permit licensing officer, said the group was concerned about families who inherit wartime souvenirs brought home by veterans that were never registered. "If you've got guns out there that aren't registered, it's better to have them on a permit than unregistered," McCarthy said. The county developed the...
  • Md. Man Wants A .357 Magnum In Every Hand

    09/08/2003 12:57:06 PM PDT · by 45Auto · 128 replies · 485+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 7 September 2003 | Courtland Milloy
    Kenneth V. Blanchard is a firearms instructor and home safety expert who caters to a mostly African American clientele. He lives in Prince George's County and believes that he has a solution to the area's crime problems. His Web site,, shows him posing in front of a U.S. flag with the solution in his hands: a gun -- in this case, an H&K 9mm submachine gun. "We can't make our neighborhoods safer with our heads in the sand and waiting for the 'Man' to protect us," Blanchard writes in a manifesto reminiscent of the old Black Panther Party. "I...
  • Gun Ownership and the Constitution

    09/08/2003 12:43:46 PM PDT · by 45Auto · 13 replies · 275+ views
    The Intellectual Conservative ^ | 6 September 2003 | Tony Sarrecchia
    Do you want to drive a member of the anti-gun crowd into histrionics worthy of an Oscar? Tell him or her that you think all gun laws should be abolished and ownership should be based on Constitutional Law. As he starts to choke on his granola bar, tell him that everyone except felons, potential terrorists, and the mentally challenged (i.e., voluntary human shields, socialists, anyone who thinks Ralph Nadar would be a good president) should be required to carry a concealed weapon. Then, if your constitutionally impaired friend can still speak, tell him the only screening that should happen at...
  • Trigger Unhappy (Phoenix-area gun-range threatened)

    09/05/2003 6:44:40 AM PDT · by Redbob · 14 replies · 286+ views
    The Tucson Weekly ^ | 9-4-03 | Chris Limberis
    Trigger Unhappy Gun advocates fear a state commission is targeting a Maricopa County shooting range. By Chris Limberis You've heard the one about Arizona having two kinds of people: real estate speculators and those in government who want to be. In Arizona, it's all about dirt. Who has it. Who wants it. Who can peddle it. On 1,650 acres in north Phoenix is the Ben Avery Shooting Facility, a well-planned, clean, efficient and well-used collection of 35 gun and archery ranges. To some, it is a shooter's mecca, one of the finest shooting facilities in the country and a paradise...
  • NPR "MarketPlace" Report on DC Gun Law Change

    09/04/2003 3:32:18 PM PDT · by GRANGER · 34 replies · 272+ views
    NPR | September 4, 2004 | NPR "MarketPlace" Broadcast
    NPR says suburban Virginia residents would be afraid to go into DC if restrictive gun laws were to be lifted, as now proposed in pending Senate bill.
  • Gun dealer end sales after girl's death

    09/04/2003 3:42:37 PM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 13 replies · 294+ views
    WTNH-TV, New Haven ^ | September 4, 2003 | Staff
    (Branford-AP, Sept. 4, 2003 7:50 AM) _ A Branford gun dealer has followed through on a promise to stop selling guns in the wake of the shooting death of a young girl. Thomas Imperati says guns are not for sale at his business, Tommy Gun Choppers on West Main Street. He pledge to end gun sales after a rifle he sold to a Branford woman was used to killed the woman's seven-year-old daughter earlier this year. Five months ago today, Jennifer O'Connor allegedly used the rifle to shoot her daughter, Sara O'Connor, as the girl was sleeping. The girl died...
  • Minnesota CCW: First crime committed under state's new handgun law

    09/04/2003 8:08:50 AM PDT · by jdege · 149 replies · 285+ views
    KSTP-TV ^ | 09-03-2003 | KSTP-TV
    First crime committed under state's new handgun law Updated: 09-03-2003 11:41:40 PM He had a permit to legally carry a handgun for eight days, before committing a crime. Now, he's the first Minnesotan to have his handgun permit suspended under the state's new gun law. When the new handgun permit law was debated here at the capitol opponents feared it would turn Minnesota into the "wild west.” That has not happened, but one Minnesota man does have the dubious distinction of being the first to lose his right-to-carry for committing a felony with his handgun. These tire skid marks mark...
  • The Best Security Is a Well-Armed Citizenry

    09/04/2003 6:00:20 AM PDT · by sheltonmac · 28 replies · 312+ views ^ | 09/04/2003 | Lee R. Shelton IV
    With the second anniversary of 9/11 just around the corner, rumors and theories about another possible terrorist attack are in abundant supply. According to a recent CNN-USA Today-Gallup poll, 54 percent of Americans think that more attacks are likely during the next few weeks, and 80 percent believe that terrorists are already in the U.S. and are prepared to strike at any time. There must be reason for concern--even the federal government has stepped up efforts to make it appear as if it is doing something to provide for the common defense. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge announced on Monday...
  • Federal firearms bureau opening Jersey City office

    09/03/2003 8:01:52 AM PDT · by kattracks · 14 replies · 223+ views
    AP | 9/03/03
    JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is opening a field office in New Jersey's second-largest city. The office is designed to help the city track and seize guns being used in illegal activities. "Having our own ATF office will help us tremendously by allowing agents to get to the scenes more quickly and to begin the tracking process of the firearms more swiftly," Mayor Glenn Cunningham said. "The majority of guns on the streets of Jersey City are illegal firearms and it is crucial we stop their flow into our city." Police...
  • Decision A Win For Gun Owners

    09/03/2003 3:07:54 AM PDT · by ShadowDancer · 10 replies · 332+ views
    Detroit Free Press ^ | September 3, 2003 | Cecil Angel and Bill Latiner
    <p>In a victory for gun owners, the Michigan Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal of a lower court decision that cities can't ban handguns from city halls, libraries and other public buildings.</p> <p>The decision gives a victory to a statewide gun-rights group that challenged a 2001 ban by Ferndale on guns in city buildings.</p>
  • CBS News TIMELINE: The Right to Keep and Bear Arms

    09/02/2003 1:46:00 PM PDT · by Jack Black · 43 replies · 1,021+ views
    CBS News.Com ^ | 9/2/2003 | CBS News
    T I M E L I N E : The Right To Bear Arms Follow key events and legislation in the history of guns in America. 1791 States ratify the Second Amendment, stating that "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." May 2, 1792 The Militia Act of 1792 clarifies the role of the militia and requires all able-bodied men ages 18 to 45 to be equipped to serve and participate in annual musters. 1813 Kentucky becomes the first state...