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  • States Seek to Pass Bills Cracking Down on Fake Firearms

    05/03/2008 9:56:18 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 24 replies · 69+ views ^ | Saturday, May 03, 2008 | Associated Press
    Concerns that realistic-looking toy weapons are confusing police and threatening safety have led 15 states to try going beyond gun control and cracking down on fake firearms. ... Lawmakers across the country are coming to a different conclusion, deciding that it is so hard to differentiate the toys from the fakes that public safety demands they take action. ...from prohibiting imitation firearms in vehicles to banning the toys from convenience stores.
  • Candidates' gun control positions may figure in Pa. vote

    04/02/2008 4:59:19 AM PDT · by Deaner59 · 7 replies · 141+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | April 2, 2008 | Mike Wereschagin and David M. Brown
    Chad Ramsey likes what he sees. That worries Kim Stolfer. Ramsey, the associate director of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, says each of the three presidential candidates has, to some degree, supported the center's efforts to regulate the gun trade. That hasn't been the case in an election year for a long time. Stolfer says gun rights advocates such as himself shouldn't seriously consider Democratic Sens. Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama, but added he has concerns about Republican Sen. John McCain.
  • Gun range owner says he's unfairly targeted

    12/29/2007 6:21:43 AM PST · by GulfBreeze · 54 replies · 966+ views
    The Galveston County Daily News ^ | December 27, 2007 | Sara McDonald
    Gun range owner says he's unfairly targeted By Sara McDonald The Daily News Published December 27, 2007 LEAGUE CITY — Records show that top city officials spent at least seven months discussing how to shut down a gun range, a move range owner Ernest Randall says is aimed at helping a developer build homes in the area. City Attorney Dick Gregg’s billing records show he participated in a series of meetings about how to “characterize a gun range as a nuisance and ultimately have it removed.” The legal fees cost taxpayers more than $6,000 from May to November. Involved...
  • The Veterans Disarmament Act -HR 2640, section 102 (1)©(iv)HAS "PASSED" IN THE HOUSE

    10/11/2007 5:20:46 PM PDT · by Vets_Husband_and_Wife · 163 replies · 2,758+ views
    Congress ^ | Sept. 2007 | Bill in Congress HR 2640, section 102, (1)©(iv)
    Here is a copy of the first article I read, but I will address what I found out from Senators Boxers office and Sen. Fienstiens office today (10/11/07). I know this has been posted here before, BUT, it has now PASSED in Congress! Read on: Veterans Disarmament Act To Bar Vets From Owning Guns Larry Pratt Sunday September 23, 2007 Hundreds of thousands of veterans -- from Vietnam through Operation Iraqi Freedom -- are at risk of being banned from buying firearms if legislation that is pending in Congress gets enacted. How? The Veterans Disarmament Act -- which has already...
  • 2 U students robbed at gunpoint (MN)

    10/11/2007 4:45:08 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 26 replies · 383+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 10/11/07 | Tim Harlow
    Two University of Minnesota students lost wallets, cash and cell phones, but otherwise were unhurt when they were robbed at gunpoint on campus Wednesday night, police said. The students were outside University Village at 2601 University Av. SE. when two men approached them at 11:45 p.m. The robbers fired one gun shot as they fled the scene in a light colored, possibly a silver or gold, sedan, said Lt. Chuck Miner. The victims described the suspects as East African or Somali men. One was a thin build, wearing a dark blue or black sweat shirt, dark jeans and a Minnesota...
  • NRA convention draws a big crowd

    04/14/2007 5:09:41 AM PDT · by mmanager · 17 replies · 1,008+ views
    ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH ^ | 04/14/2007 | By Kim Bell
    ST. LOUIS — As Doris Hasler pushed her toddler's stroller through the convention hall, she eyed a glistening .50-caliber rifle on the counter and couldn't resist. It's just like the one her older son uses, mounted to his Army tank in Fort Hood, Texas. She hoisted the $8,000 weapon — all 30 pounds of it — while her husband snapped a photo. "Think I can take it home?" joked Hasler, of Highland, Ind. Advertisement The picture is all she gets, because the weaponry inside America's Center this weekend is for display only. Firearms enthusiasts of all kinds are gathering for...
  • Militia Leader Put Government On Notice Years Ago

    01/08/2007 8:44:17 AM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 18 replies · 914+ views
    Northwest Arkansas Online ^ | 1/6/07 | Ron Wood
    FAYETTEVILLE -- Hollis Wayne Fincher had been sparring with the federal government for several years before his arrest in November on charges he possessed illegal machine guns. Fincher said in a March interview with The Morning News he believes Americans should proudly uphold the right to bear arms, stand up for land rights and not always accept the federal government as the supreme law of the land. Fincher's arrest was the result of what federal agents said was an eight-month investigation. Federal agents said they started investigating the militia after a report and photographs about the group appeared in The...
  • U.S. Muslim Writer Agitates for Citizens to Disarm -- JPFO Fires Back

    01/10/2007 8:24:49 AM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 127 replies · 2,628+ views
    JPFO ^ | 1/8/07 | The Liberty Crew
    Another “think tank,” this one called the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU), has come out for total civilian disarmament and repeal of the Second Amendment. What’s new about that? ISPU is openly pro-Muslim, and the ISPU writer is a criminal defense attorney who argues for repealing parts of the Bill of Rights. You can read the whole article, entitled “In the Fight Against Terrorism, Some Rights Must Be Repealed,” by Junaid Afeef, on the ISPU website: A JPFO supporter sent us the link, and we did read the article, looking for: a. Inaccurate “facts” b. Missing data...

    09/30/2006 11:24:50 PM PDT · by dbandit · 23 replies · 928+ views
    CALIFORNIA LEGISLATIVE UPDATE ^ | 6/29/06 | NRA Member's Councils of California
    AB2714 (TORRICO) INTERNET/MAIL ORDER AMMUNITION SALES ID REQUIREMENT This bill would provide that no ammunition or reloaded ammunition could be delivered via the INTERNET/Mail order pursuant to a retail transaction unless the purchaser personally presents clear evidence of his or her identity and age to the seller of the ammunition. This bill also repeals a provision of current state preemption law that restricts local governments from regulating the sale of ammunition. SB 59 (LOWENTHAL) HANDGUN LOSS OR THEFT REPORTING This bill would make it an infraction for any person whose handgun is stolen or irretrievably lost to fail, within...
  • House OKs deadly force in public (NH)

    04/27/2006 10:56:50 AM PDT · by Living Free in NH · 57 replies · 1,028+ views
    Nashua Telegraph ^ | April 27, 2006 | Kevin Landrigan
    CONCORD – The gun owners lobby scored a surprising reversal Wednesday, winning final approval of a bill that lets anyone use deadly force when attacked in public – even if retreating from an attacker is an option. Under current law, deadly force can be used only if people are threatened in their home, or if in public they are the target of a deadly attack, a kidnapping or attempted rape. In other situations, retreat is required. After a campaign by gun rights groups, House membersWednesday embraced expanding the deadly force law, on a vote of 193-134. Only five weeks ago,...
  • MILITIA, mil ish' ah

    01/12/2006 12:43:17 PM PST · by TC Rider · 14 replies · 329+ views
    The World Book Encyclopedia | 1930 | Unsigned
    MILITIA, mil ish' ah. In its most common application, this term refers to a body of armed citizens. The militia of the United States is made up of all able-bodied male citizens, and all other able-bodied males who have declared their intention of decoming (sic) citizens, who are not under eighteen or over forty-five years of age. All such persons are liable to conscription in time of war, with the exception of certain Federal and state officials, workmen in armories, arsenals, etc., and members of specified religious sects. The militia is subdivided into the National Guard, the naval militia, and...
  • (VANITY) What is the best gun for a beginner?

    11/14/2005 12:10:39 PM PST · by Minus_The_Bear · 200 replies · 16,860+ views
    I've grown up in Oklahoma and went through Boy Scouts (am an Eagle Scout) learning to shoot various types of firearms but haven't even touched one in 5+ years. Now that I'm about to leave college I'm thinking of getting a firearm of some kinda but don't know where to start. What should I be looking at and why?

    11/09/2005 7:05:42 AM PST · by libertarianPA · 87 replies · 2,780+ views ^ | 11/9/05 | Neal Boortz
    The voters of San Francisco, that's who. By a 58% to 42% margin they voted to make the ownership of a handgun illegal in San Francisco, and to require that every resident of San Francisco who owns a handgun to turn it in to the government by April 1st. April 1st, by the way, is more commonly known as "April Fool's Day." Even voters in San Francisco should be bright enough to figure out that law-abiding citizens will be the ones to turn over their guns, while the lawless, the criminal element, will not. The number of guns in the...
  • Are Doctors More Dangerous Than Guns? (vanity)

    08/02/2005 9:04:43 AM PDT · by Allosaurs_r_us · 3 replies · 478+ views
    Aug 2, 2005 | unknown
    o                                             Doctors: (A) The number of physicians in the U.S. is 700,000.(B) Accidental deaths caused by Physicians per year are 120,000.(C) Accidental deaths per physicianis 0.171.Statistics courtesy of U.S. Dept of Health Human Services.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Now think about this:Guns:(A) The number of gun owners in the U.S.is80,000,000. (Yes, that's 80 million..)>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>(B) The number of accidental gun deaths per year, all age groups,is1,500. (C) The number of accidental deaths per gun owner is .000188.Statistics courtesy of FBI>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>So, statistically, doctors are approximately9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Remember, "Guns don't kill people, doctors do.">>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> FACT: NOT EVERYONE HAS A GUN,BUT ALMOST EVERYONE HAS AT...
  • George Soros Wants Your Gun

    07/12/2005 1:25:19 PM PDT · by white trash redneck · 73 replies · 1,578+ views
    Red State ^ | 12 jul 05 | erick erickson
    Make no mistake about it, George Soros wants your gun. In addition to funding political organizations to attack George Bush and the Republicans, Soros is also one of the leading backers of International Action Network on Small Arms ("IANSA"), a well funded lefty group dedicated to keeping you from your guns. Right now the UN is meeting in New York to discuss small arms and IANSA is there to push for "an international, legally-binding Arms Trade Treaty" that would limit your 2nd Amendment rights. One of the points IANSA stretches to make is that "gun violence is undermining the...
  • Minutemen and Police Attacked by Illegal Alien Activists

    05/26/2005 10:31:29 AM PDT · by American Cabalist · 40 replies · 1,473+ views
    HE!D! says... ^ | 5/26/05 | American Cabalist
    Last night, Minutemen supporters gathered privately at the Women's Civic Club of Garden Grove (in O.C.) to hear a discussion lead by James Gilchrist, the founder of the Minutemen Project. About 300 protestors, charging that the Minutemen are a racist group, gathered outside to protest the meeting. When the Minutemen supporters tried to leave the event, at least two of their cars were attacked by dozens of protestors. The protestors hit the vehicles with placards and other objects until one of the drivers gunned his car to get away from the crowd. He was arrested, though I'm not sure what...
  • House Okays Reinstatement of Handgun Law

    05/18/2005 11:30:36 AM PDT · by daler · 9 replies · 681+ views
    Click to learn more... A bill allowing more law-abiding Minnesotans to legally carry a handgun easily passed the House on Wednesday and now goes to Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who said he will sign it. The Republican-controlled House voted 86-47 to reinstate the so-called conceal-carry law, which has been overturned by the courts. The 2003 law allowed adults with a clean record, no mental illness and proper training to get a permit to carry a gun.
  • Louisiana SB 319 Pulled by Author

    05/16/2005 11:25:25 AM PDT · by realnola · 11 replies · 679+ views
    NRA ^ | 05-16-2005 | RealNola
    I had it on good authority Friday, and it's official today. State Senator Anne Duplessis has withdrawn SB 319 from consideration. Apparently, she realized that it had ZERO chance of passing. This is because good people like you called or wrote in expressing your opinions!! More details when available... To actually see that it has been pulled, go to and check for SB319 in the 2005 session. Thursday, May 12, 2005 Good News for Louisiana Gun Owners! Thanks to your phone calls and emails, Senator Ann Duplessis (D-New Orleans) withdrew Senate Bill 319 from the files of the Senate...
  • More Judges Carry Guns After Atlanta Shooting

    05/14/2005 12:14:10 AM PDT · by paul_fromatlanta · 21 replies · 647+ views
    More Judges Carry Guns After Atlanta Shooting POSTED: 8:44 am EDT May 13, 2005 JONESBORO, Ga. -- More judges in Georgia are packing guns following a shooting that left three people dead at an Atlanta courthouse. The sheriff of one county said since then officers have given guns to eight Superior and State Court judges. Police said some judges have also asked for some firearms training. State law allows judges to carry guns in court. And one judge said while a few of his colleagues have always carried weapons, more are now bringing their own guns to work. One judge...
  • Rice: Gun Rights Important As Free Speech

    05/12/2005 7:54:41 PM PDT · by paul_fromatlanta · 69 replies · 945+ views ^ | Wed May 11, 2005 | BARRY SCHWEID
    Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, recalling how her father took up arms to defend fellow blacks from racist whites in the segregated South, said Wednesday the constitutional right of Americans to own guns is as important as their rights to free speech and religion. In an interview on CNN's "Larry King Live," Rice said she came to that view from personal experience. She said her father, a black minister, and his friends armed themselves to defended the black community in Birmingham, Ala., against the White Knight Riders in 1962 and 1963. She said if local authorities had had lists of...
  • California Anti-Gun Legislation To Be Heard Soon!

    05/10/2005 9:10:58 AM PDT · by kimber · 6 replies · 511+ views ^ | May 10, 2005 | NRA-ILA
    Assembly Bill 352 was not heard today.  Instead, AB 352 is now expected to be heard on the Assembly floor this Thursday, May 12.  AB 352 expands the definition of "unsafe handguns" to include semi-automatic pistols that are not designed and equipped with an array of microscopic characters, which identify the make, model, and serial number of the pistol, etched into the interior surface or internal working parts, which are then transferred by imprinting on each cartridge case when the firearm is fired. Please continue to contact members of the Assembly before Thursday, May 12, asking them to oppose AB...

    03/22/2005 10:50:45 AM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 36 replies · 955+ views
    AMERICA'S GUN VIOLENCE EPIDEMIC: WHITE HOUSE, CONGRESS MUST STOP FEEDING CULTURE OF DEATH In just the latest chapter, there are 10 dead in Greater Minnesota, and the toll from multiple shootings this year is going through the roof. For Immediate Release: 03-22-2005 Washington D.C. - The bloody attack on a Native American high school yesterday can't be viewed as an isolated incident. Though the motivations of the young killer are as of yet unknown, his rampage becomes another entry on a growing list of news reports on horrific gun violence and reports on the ready availability of ever-deadlier weapons. "In...
  • Gun-Control Group, PAC Pay $12K FEC Fine

    05/07/2005 11:52:08 AM PDT · by JesseJane · 51 replies · 2,493+ views
    Yahoo News / AP story ^ | May 5, 2005 | unstated
    A gun-control group and its political action committee have paid a $12,000 fine to settle a campaign finance case from the 2000 election. At issue were ads and endorsements by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and its Brady Voter Education Fund involving various Democratic candidates in 2000. The American Conservative Union, in a complaint with the Federal Election Commission, accused the Brady organizations of making illegal corporate contributions to the Democrats' campaigns. The FEC disclosed the outcome of the case Thursday. ===== The Brady Campaign is named after Jim Brady and his wife Sarah. Jim Brady, press secretary...
  • Ban On Assault Weapons Killed By Committee (Maine)

    05/06/2005 10:05:03 AM PDT · by holymoly · 26 replies · 708+ views ^ | 6:29 am EDT May 6, 2005 | WMTW
    AUGUSTA, Maine -- A gun control bill that drew a crowd of activists to a hearing earlier this week has been killed by a legislative committee. The bill seeking to impose a ban on assault weapons was killed for this year's session Thursday by a unanimous vote of the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee after the sponsor, Democratic Sen. Ethan Strimling of Portland, acknowledged flaws with the proposal. Strimling's bill was intended to fill a gap left by the expiration last September of a federal assault weapons ban, which had been in effect for a decade. But gun-owners' rights...
  • Blind gun-permit holder opposes changing exam

    03/10/2005 11:09:22 AM PST · by TheOtherOne · 14 replies · 1,061+ views
    Blind gun-permit holder opposes changing exam By James WardenThe Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D. — Carey McWilliams carries a pistol, but he can't see it or whatever — or whomever — he might shoot at. Still, he comes armed with the full blessing of North Dakota. It wasn't easy to get to that point, though. McWilliams, 31, who has been blind since age 10, had to pass a two-part exam to obtain his concealed-weapon permit. First, he had to ace an open-book test of 10 true-or-false questions. Then, he had to prove his shooting proficiency by hitting an 18-by-20-inch human silhouette...
  • International Disarmament: Human "Rights" Coalition Pleads Case To United Nat

    02/08/2005 7:05:43 PM PST · by Free and Armed · 22 replies · 461+ views
    The international gun prohibitionists have their sights set on you. A coalition of human "rights" groups is urging the United Nations (UN) to begin drawing up plans for a "legally binding," worldwide "marking and tracing" system that they foresee as a means to track firearms from "factory" to "user" anywhere in the world (including the United States). The coalition includes the International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA) and its vehemently anti-gun Director Rebecca Peters (who, in October 2004, debated NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre in the "Great Gun Debate"), in addition to Amnesty International and Oxfam International. Despite...
  • Robber pulls gun at Bowie store, but worker is quicker on the draw (Texas abductor shooting)

    01/22/2005 6:07:33 AM PST · by IonImplantGuru · 71 replies · 2,515+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 01/22/05 | Ignacio Ibarra
    About 6 a.m. Friday, investigators say, Williams pulled into the Mountain View RV Park in Bowie driving Holden's pickup truck. He went inside a convenience store on the property where he pulled out a gun and demanded money, said Carol Capas, a spokeswoman for the Cochise County Sheriff's Department. "He said, 'This is robbery. I want all the money in the cash register,' " store worker Richie Chapman said. "And as he said that, he drew a weapon from underneath his shirt, and I drew and fired." "If he had gotten a shot off, I would have been dead," said...
  • Iraq's Rebuke to the NRA

    03/14/2003 5:35:36 PM PST · by Pitchfork · 345 replies · 800+ views ^ | 03/14/2003 | Timothy Noah
    In the March 11 New York Times, Neil MacFarquhar notes in passing, "Most Iraqi households own at least one gun." This comes as a shock to those of us who've been hearing for years from the gun lobby that widespread firearms ownership is necessary to prevent the United States from becoming a police state. Here, via the National Rifle Association's Web site, is Bill Pryor, attorney general of Alabama, decrying the "war on guns": "In a republic that promotes a free society, as opposed to a police state, one of the basic organizing principles is that individuals have a right...
  • Courts Defend Guns (Anti-gun zealots suffer defeat after defeat at state level)

    12/02/2004 11:17:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies · 516+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 12/3/2004 | Robert A. Levy
    Remember S. 1805, the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act? It blocked most gun liability suits in federal and state courts. Back in March, the Senate rejected the bill, 90-8. Even its Republican sponsors turned against it, as did the National Rifle Association. That's because wily opponents had added two "poison pill" amendments -- the most important of which extended the ban on so-called assault weapons. To the pro-gun crowd, killing the assault weapons ban mattered more than killing the lawsuits, so the Senate killed S. 1805. Now the weapons ban is history, and that means S. 1805 is...
  • Candidates turn focus to jobs, health care (CNN faithfully on hand for Kerry with gun photo-op)

    10/21/2004 8:30:51 AM PDT · by Area Freeper · 18 replies · 640+ views
    CNN ^ | October 21, 2004
    Jobs and health care will be key topics Thursday as President Bush and Sen. John Kerry focus their efforts on three showdown states. Kerry begins his day hunting geese in Ohio followed by a rally in Columbus. (Kerry targets Ohio geese, voters) He then makes his seventh visit this year to Minneapolis, considered vote-rich Democratic territory. While Kerry campaigns in the Midwest, Bush returns to Pennsylvania with stops in Downington and Hershey. ('s Candidate Tracker) Kerry will deliver a speech on science and technology, with an economic twist, arguing that expanding stem-cell research would make the United States more competitive...
  • Brady Campaign and NRA Agree: John Kerry is Anti-Gun

    10/02/2004 2:50:41 PM PDT · by X180A · 7 replies · 662+ views
    NRA Political Victory Fund ^ | Friday, October 01, 2004 | NRA
    Fairfax, VA— In a true testament to his anti-gun record, today John Kerry earned the endorsement from the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence (formerly Handgun Control, Inc.). For once, the Brady Campaign agrees with NRA – John Kerry would push for more gun control as President of the United States. “If there was any doubt about John Kerry’s true position on the Second Amendment, his endorsement from the Brady Campaign should clear the air,” said Chris W. Cox, the National Rifle Association’s chief lobbyist. “John Kerry stands with other gun banners like Dianne Feinstein, Ted Kennedy, and Chuck Schumer...
  • 50 caliber ban

    09/18/2004 2:50:19 AM PDT · by cwanetick · 14 replies · 1,665+ views
    9/18/04 | cwanetick
    Well Arnolds true colors have shown here in California. He has banned all 50 BMG caliber rifles. He is a kennedy after all. Right after the clinton assult ban epired, the Governer of California signed this ban into law... I guess the apple doesn't fall to far from the tree!!!!

    09/12/2004 9:07:54 PM PDT · by sf4dubya · 497 replies · 26,567+ views ^ | 09/12/2004 | self
  • U.S. Soldier Convicted of Trying to Aid Al Qaeda

    09/03/2004 5:07:07 PM PDT · by warped · 28 replies · 758+ views
    Reuters ^ | 9/3/2004 | Reed Stevenson
    SEATTLE (Reuters) - A U.S. soldier was sentenced to life in prison on Friday after his conviction on charges he tried to aid al Qaeda by detailing ways to destroy U.S. weapons and kill soldiers to undercover agents, the Army said. National guardsman Spc. Ryan Anderson, 27, was convicted on all five counts of attempted treason and related charges by nine officers in a court-martial that ended late on Thursday. "He was sentenced to confinement for life with possibility of parole and a dishonorable discharge, with reduction to the rank of private," the Army said in a statement on Friday.
  • TYRANNY UPDATE!  Oshkosh PD 'Sorry' for trampling citizens' rights in gun confiscations. 

    07/30/2004 8:25:47 PM PDT · by joesnuffy · 80 replies · 1,908+ views
    WISCONSIN GUN OWNERS ^ | 7-29-04  | staff
    7-29-04                          TYRANNY UPDATE!  Oshkosh police say 'Sorry' for trampling citizens' rights in door-to-door gun confiscations.     Oshkosh, Wis. -- In what appears to be an admission of wrong-doing by the Oshkosh Police Department, Fox 11 WLUK (Green Bay) has reported that area resident Terry Wesner was offered an apology by the department.     Police evacuated citizens from their homes within a quarantined area near Smith Elementary School Saturday night (July 17, 2004) to conduct a broad gun sweep of the neighborhood following the shooting of Oshkosh police officer Nate Gallagher.    Residents reported returning home from area shelters -- where...
  • Is The New York Times a Liberal Newspaper? (Of course it is.)

    07/25/2004 9:28:33 AM PDT · by Drango · 30 replies · 1,602+ views
    NYTimes ^ | July 25, 2004 | DANIEL OKRENT
    Is The New York Times a Liberal Newspaper?By DANIEL OKRENTPublished: July 25, 2004 F course it is.The fattest file on my hard drive is jammed with letters from the disappointed, the dismayed and the irate who find in this newspaper a liberal bias that infects not just political coverage but a range of issues from abortion to zoology to the appointment of an admitted Democrat to be its watchdog. (That would be me.) By contrast, readers who attack The Times from the left - and there are plenty - generally confine their complaints to the paper's coverage of electoral politics...
  • John Kerry on Hunting

    07/10/2004 3:38:53 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 69 replies · 5,151+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | July 10, 2004
    "I go out with my trusty 12-gauge double-barrel, crawl around on my stomach. I track and move and decoy and play games and try to outsmart them. You know, you kind of play the wind. That's hunting," said Kerry.  (Craig Gilbert, "Bringing candidate to life," Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 7/5/04) The Truth about John Kerry’s Record for Hunters §         John Kerry has the highest rating on the Humane Scorecard sponsored jointly by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and the Fund for Animals.  Both groups are firmly committed to ending hunting in this country.  o       HSUS’ website says “sport...
  • Rewrite the Second Amendment?

    06/02/2004 12:44:36 PM PDT · by neverdem · 487 replies · 1,309+ views
    Magic City Morning Star ^ | Jun 2, 2004 | Richard D. Skidmore
    Richard Skidmore is a professor at Los Angeles Pierce College, Woodland Hills, California, having taught at Pierce College since 1975. O’ Hear ye, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in their December decision that the Second Amendment of the Constitution was not adopted "to afford rights to individuals with respect to private gun ownership or possession." The left hails this courts decisions as decisive and correct, while the right sees the court as a bulwark to destroy our republican form of government and forging the links in chains of usurpation. Remember, this is the same federal court...
  • Pizza man saved by gun, but fired for packin' heat

    06/01/2004 4:52:33 AM PDT · by joesnuffy · 21 replies · 290+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | June 1, 2004 | WorldNetDaily
    This is a WorldNetDaily printer-friendly version of the article which follows. To view this item online, visit Tuesday, June 1, 2004 WEAPONS OF CHOICE Pizza man saved by gun, but fired for packin' heat Prosecutors call it 'clear case of self-defense,' yet national chain prohibits carrying firearms Posted: June 1, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 A pizza deliveryman won't face charges for fatally shooting a would-be robber several times when he was approached in a high-crime area, but his employer, Pizza Hut, has fired him for violating a company policy against carrying firearms. Ronald B. Honeycutt, 38,...
  • Darrell Scott was invited to address the House Judiciary Committee's subcommittee.

    05/30/2004 10:47:11 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 7 replies · 311+ views
    Myemail ^ | ? | Darrell Scott
    Guess our national leaders didn't expect this, hmm? On Thursday, Darrell Scott, the father of Rachel Scott, a victim of the Columbine High School shootings in Littleton, Colorado, was invited to address the House Judiciary Committee's subcommittee. What he said to our national leaders during this special session of Congress was painfully truthful. They were not prepared for what he was to say, nor was it received well. It needs to be heard by every parent, every teacher, every politician, every sociologist, every psychologist, and every so-called expert! These courageous words spoken by Darrell Scott are powerful, penetrating, and deeply...
  • Appeals Court Lets Suit Against Gunmaker Proceed (CA)

    05/30/2004 1:05:04 AM PDT · by neverdem · 28 replies · 303+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | May 30, 2004 | NA
    Reuters SAN FRANCISCO -- The chief Western U.S. appeals court stood by its decision Friday to allow a wrongful-death lawsuit to proceed against a gun manufacturer. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit declined to have a larger panel of judges reconsider its 2 to 1 November ruling that allowed a lawsuit against Glock Inc. and gun sellers. The suit alleges negligence for using a distribution scheme that made it likely their guns would end up in the hands of illegal buyers. The case stems from the murder of a postal worker, Joseph Ileto, who was shot by...
  • IL: Lawmakers OK protection for homeowners who shoot intruders

    05/26/2004 11:50:38 PM PDT · by concentric circles · 8 replies · 167+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | May 25, 2004 | AP
    SPRINGFIELD -- Ignoring a veto threat, Illinois lawmakers voted Tuesday to offer greater legal protections for homeowners who shoot intruders despite local ordinances barring handguns. The legislation was a response to the case of Hale DeMar, a Wilmette restaurant owner who shot a burglar who had broken into his home twice. Prosecutors declined to press charges for the shooting, but Wilmette officials charged DeMar with breaking the city's ban on handguns. Under the bill now headed to the governor, someone who shoots an intruder on his or her property couldn't be convicted of violating a local gun ban. The bill...
  • Police chief's gun proposal is reasonable

    05/06/2004 12:25:36 PM PDT · by sean327 · 19 replies · 187+ views
    Yuma Daily Sun ^ | 06 May 2004 | Yuma Daily Sun Editorial Staff
    Yuma's police chief is looking for some direction from the city council about what to do with guns his department acquires during investigations and law enforcement actions. Chief Robby Robinson would like a regular policy established in regard to disposal of such weapons and has made some recommendations on what that policy ought to be. Although city regulations already provide for the sale of unclaimed property from the police department at public auction, the chief wants more specific rules for weapons disposal. Some of his recommendations are particularly commendable. First is the one to make every effort to return them...
  • Teens' Nerf guns raise ruckus

    05/06/2004 7:43:08 AM PDT · by TC Rider · 30 replies · 1,625+ views
    The Cincinnati Enquirer ^ | 05/06/2004 | Sheila McLaughlin
    BLUE ASH - Dressed in camouflage, their skin smeared with dark paint, the young warriors lie in wait in bushes for hours before dawn to ambush an opponent leaving for school. Blue Ash Police Officer Michael Bray checks out a homemade soft-dart gun at police headquarters. On the table are confiscated homemade and commercially produced Nerf dart guns and two-way radios. The Cincinnati Enquirer/GLENN HARTONG With an eye on a $1,600 prize for the last team standing, they track one another at work, baseball games, even church youth gatherings, looking for a "kill." They hire informants to spy, and friends...
  • Why Are We Arguing Over The Second Amendment?

    04/13/2004 1:34:22 PM PDT · by P8riot · 50 replies · 493+ views ^ | March 29, 2004 | Steven T. Voigt, Esq.
    "The Bill of Rights." These are the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution, which were adopted in 1791. It is a shame that we even use this name. It influences our understanding of the intent behind those amendments. They should really be called, "List of Absolute Restrictions against the Government" or "List of Things the Government Cannot Meddle With." I guess nobody would remember such lengthy names. They are not quite as colorful anyway.The first ten amendments do not grant the American people anything. What? Did this statement just come from yours truly? Did I hit my head...
  • Iowa Law Enforcement Support Strengthening and Renewing Assault Rifle Ban

    03/16/2004 5:51:38 PM PST · by joesnuffy · 13 replies · 300+ views
    Join Together Online ^ | 3/15/2004 | John Johnson
    Iowa Law Enforcement Support Strengthening and Renewing Assault Weapons Ban 3/15/2004 Press Release Iowans for the Prevention of Gun Violence 4403 1st Ave. SE, Suite 113 Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-3221 Contact: John Johnson Phone: 319-743-7823 The current assault weapons ban, enacted in 1994, will expire six months from now unless renewed by Congress and signed by the President Cedar Rapids, IA - Iowans for the Prevention of Gun Violence (IPGV) joined with States United to Prevent Gun Violence, the national coalition of independent state-based organizations, today (March 12th) to urge President Bush and Congress to strengthen and renew the...
  • County drops homeowner's gun charges

    02/07/2004 7:25:50 AM PST · by joesnuffy · 24 replies · 444+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | February 7, 2004 | WND
    WEAPONS OF CHOICE County drops homeowner's gun charges 'We choose to prosecute the real criminal' - but village case remains Posted: February 7, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 County prosecutors took a slap at an Illinois town that bans handguns by dropping charges against a homeowner who protected his family by shooting an intruder. Hale DeMar, 54, faces sanctions from Wilmette, near Chicago, but Cook County says it will not press charges for letting his state firearms registration lapse, the Chicago Tribune reported. "We choose to prosecute the real criminal here, the person who broke into this house...
  • UN's Kofi Annan: For many, small arms pose greater threat than WMDs

    02/05/2004 2:01:54 AM PST · by FairOpinion · 39 replies · 281+ views
    India Times ^ | FEb. 5, 2004 | AFP
    UNITED NATIONS: Although weapons of mass destruction grab headlines, many people see handguns and other small arms as a far greater threat to their safety, United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan has said. "Dire potential scenarios involving nuclear, chemical and biological weapons have dominated recent disarmament discussions," he told the Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters on Wednesday. "But a much more direct threat to many people around the world is the day-to-day violence of conflict fought with small weapons. Those weapons, said Annan, are "supplied-sometimes legally, sometimes illegally-by often unscrupulous and predatory arms merchants. "We must do more to fight...
  • Database in cross hairs

    01/22/2004 11:00:51 AM PST · by neverdem · 7 replies · 160+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | January 22, 2004 | Peggy Lowe
    Some want to ditch listing of permits for concealed guns A conservative House coalition will try to erase from law enforcement databases the list of those who received concealed-carry gun permits. The listing requirement - part of last year's concealed-carry law - makes criminals out of law-abiding citizens, the Republican lawmakers contend, saying the list of weapons holders is often mixed with criminal offenders in computer databases. "I think you shouldn't have to go on a state 'scarlet letter' list for exercising a personal freedom," said Rep. Shawn Mitchell, R-Broomfield. But a sheriff's group says it will fight the move...
  • Dem. Pres. Candidate Kucinich hijacks *.jpg from web site

    01/17/2004 1:10:49 PM PST · by .38sw · 142 replies · 2,771+ views
    OC Shooters Newsletter ^ | January, 2004