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  • Jersey City gun ‘buyback’ illustrates character of characters behind it(NJ)

    07/21/2011 5:02:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 20 July, 2011 | David Codrea
    On Monday, I blogged about a Jersey City gun "buyback" on The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance—my focus was on the ignorant cop collecting guns who was photographed with his finger curled on the trigger. At the time, the “buyback” proprietors did not release a number of guns collected, but did say it “exceeded expectations.” Now we find out how high they set those expectations: They collected 65 guns. None, of course, from criminals, unless somebody wanted to take advantage of the “No Questions Asked” policy and either cash in on a stolen gun or else dispose of...
  • Bob Beckel reported 1600 minors killed by firearm accidents per year-What BS

    07/19/2011 2:54:53 PM PDT · by central_va · 90 replies
    Nat. Ctr. for Child Death Review ^ | 7/19/2011 | Ctr for Chld Death Review
    In 2000, 174 children (0-18) in the United States died from unintentional firearm-related injuries. Unintentional injuries are usually caused when children play with guns or are hunting.
  • Boy Kills Family Dog To Protect Grandmother : Pit Bull Killed Dog, Attacked 3

    07/14/2011 8:26:02 PM PDT · by george76 · 55 replies
    WMTW. ^ | Jul 14, 2011
    MANCHESTER, Maine -- Kennebec County's sheriff said a 12-year-old boy prevented further injuries by shooting and killing a pit bull with a shotgun after it had attacked two people and killed another dog... ... 120-pound pit bull killed a terrier at a 826 Prescott Road home in Manchester and then attacked an 11-year-old boy who tried to break up the fight, Liberty said. The boy's grandmother, Lena Walker, and Anthony Manganella tried to protect the younger boy, but were attacked as well. The boy's 12-year-old older brother loaded his father's 20-gauge shotgun and shot the dog, Deputy Jesse Duda of...
  • Mayor (Eddie Espinoza) of NM town (Columbus) pleads guilty to gun smuggling

    07/13/2011 2:29:35 PM PDT · by fishtank · 15 replies
    seattle times ^ | today | ft
    LAS CRUCES, N.M. — The former mayor of the New Mexico border town of Columbus has pleaded guilty to federal gun smuggling charges. ........
  • Accidental Gun Deaths 2002-2007

    07/05/2011 10:00:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies · 2+ views
    National Safety Council, CDC ^ | 5 July, 2011 | Marktwain
    The number of fatal firearms accidents for the last six years of record are: 2002 - 762; 2003 - 730; 2004 - 649; 2005 - 630; 2006 - 680. 2007 - 613 I had to hunt a bit for this information, which I think many are interested in. The accidental firearm death rate is down over 94% since 1905. You have to do a bit of work at the link to find the figures in the source.
  • Investigators: armed robbery victim shot suspect (SC)

    07/01/2011 5:09:41 PM PDT · by SC Swamp Fox · 15 replies ^ | June 30, 2011 | SCNow Staff
    FLORENCE, SC -- Investigators said an armed robbery victim shot the suspect in the parking lot of a store outside Florence early Thursday night. It happened about 6:45 p.m. at the Dollar General at 2223 E. Howe Springs Road, Florence County Sheriff's Capt. Mike Nunn said in a press release issued Friday afternoon. Investigators said the victim of an armed robbery, while sitting in his vehicle in the store parking lot, shot the suspect, who was wounded and fled from the scene, leaving his handgun behind, Nunn said. The suspect later was found to have been taken to an area...
  • North Korea, Iran make fools of United Nations

    07/01/2011 6:00:39 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 7 replies
    Vancouver Sun ^ | July 1, 2011 | Jonathan Manthorpe
    The United Nations is more a comedy club than a sober forum for expanding humanity's civilization. How else can one explain that in the past few days Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has endorsed an anti-terrorism conference hosted by Iran and North Korea has assumed the presidency of a UN arms control agency? The foul Iranian regime is, after all, one of the world's most significant state sponsors of terrorism at home and abroad. The North Korean regime of Kim Jong Il has one of the world's worst records for the illegal sales of arms, missiles and nuclear weapons technology. Pyongyang is...
  • Bloomberg Ad Invokes Al Qaeda in Fighting Illegal Guns

    06/29/2011 8:50:22 AM PDT · by Palter · 20 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 28 June 2011 | DAVID W. CHEN
    Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg is back on the air with another political ad, and this time his focus is guns.Just a few weeks after an operative from Al Qaeda released a video urging Islamic militants to take advantage of America as a country “absolutely awash with easily obtainable firearms,” Mr. Bloomberg and his national anti-illegal gun coalition, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, released a commercial on Tuesday urging Congress to close what they say is a loophole in gun laws. That loophole is gun shows, the mayors say, where all kinds of people — even terrorists — can purchase firearms.The ad...
  • Botched Jewelry Heist in San Juan Capistrano Connected to Laguna Niguel Heist [ 2 Robbers killed ]

    06/24/2011 9:17:21 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 15 replies ^ | June 24 2011 | -CNS
    <p>Sheriff's officials say the robbery at Monaco Jewelers today is connected to holdups on Jan. 20 at Pacific Park Jewelers in Laguna Niguel and on Feb. 1 at Rita's Jewelry in Mission Viejo.</p> <p>Two of three people who tried to rob a jewelry store in San Juan Capistrano were shot and killed today by a store employee, a sheriff's official said.</p>
  • Illinois Now the Only State Without a Concealed Carry Law

    06/24/2011 1:47:32 PM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies ^ | 23 June, 2011 | Roger Sadler
    Milan, Illinois— Today, Illinois stands alone. It's the only state that does not allow its citizens to carry a concealed weapon. That's because Wednesday, Wisconsin became the 49th state to join the concealed carry club when its state assembly passed a bill allowing its citizens to carry personal weapons. Illinois' legislature was a few votes short of passing a concealed carry bill last month. It received 65 votes, six short of the 71 needed to pass the bill and override a promised veto from Governor Pat Quinn. Now, the news from Wisconsin has gun rights supporters even more energized to...
  • Wart blasted off with shotgun (arrested on gun charge)

    06/16/2011 1:52:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | June 15, 2011 | Nigel Bunyan
    For five years Sean Murphy was driven to distraction by a painful blemish that no amount of creams, ointments or doctors' appointments could cure. So he came up with his own radical and permament procedure to remove the stubborn wart forever - he blasted it with a 12-bore shotgun. But not only did the blast take off almost his entire finger, it also left him facing 15 years in jail for the illegal possesion of a firearm. Yesterday, with only a stump to show for the middle of his left hand, and a suspended 16-week prison sentence, he insisted he...
  • Pima County sheriff releases Guerena search warrant documents

    06/03/2011 12:33:11 PM PDT · by Fido969 · 40 replies ^ | June 3, 2011 | Fox11AZ
    Thursday they released hundreds of pages of search warrant documents, with a few lines redacted, but giving a much clearer picture of what led authorities to the Guerena home.
  • Judge to rule if sheriff, county will remain defendants in Costco shooting lawsuit

    06/03/2011 6:48:59 AM PDT · by Fido969 · 17 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 06/01/11 | Steve Kanigher
    The county, through Chief Deputy District Attorney Stephanie Barker, argued to be dismissed from the case because Metro is an independent legal entity that adopts its own policies, procedures and rules. Barker told the judge that under state law the county isn’t liable for Metro’s conduct.
  • Holiday, heat bring out violence

    05/31/2011 7:55:02 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 41 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 31, 2011 | Deanese Williams-Harris
    A man who was killed trying to protect his girlfriend and a 16-year-old girl were among six people killed and at least 21 others wounded in separate shootings over the Memorial Day holiday and into the night, officials said. Two of the non-fatal shootings took place at a South Side beach. The spate of violence came only a day after the redeployment of 500 police officers from two specialized units to high-crime districts. The first slaying happened about 7:49 p.m. on the 7600 block of South Eberhart Avenue in the city's Chatham neighborhood, police said.
  • Now SB 321 goes to Governor Perry! (Parking Lot Bill)

    05/27/2011 7:07:07 PM PDT · by nralife · 9 replies
    Texas State Rifle Association E-mail Alert | Fri, May 27, 2011 7:51 pm | Alice Tripp
    Now SB 321 goes to Governor Perry! At 6:30 p.m. today, May 27th, the Texas Senate passed the conference committee report on SB 321 by Hegar/Kleinschmidt. The House passed their version yesterday and NOW at last SB 321, the Employer Parking Lot bill, is on its way to Governor Perry's desk. The conference process is required because the House made changes to a Senate bill... This was also an opportunity to add a bit more immunity for employers, something of concern to Governor Perry, and make a tweak or two to the language. The only "carve-outs" forced on the bill...
  • Legislative hurdles imperil Nevada CCW reform

    05/27/2011 2:34:23 PM PDT · by Loyal Sedition · 1 replies ^ | 5/27/11 | Mike Searson
    Democrats attempt to derail Nevada CCW reform by referring a unanimously passed bill (AB282) back to a Senate conference room to die a slow death as the 2011 State Legislature draws to a close. This morning, as I watched the webcast on my phone: Assemblyman William Horne(D-Las Vegas) attempted to derail this reform by sending it back to the Senate rejecting Amendment 780 which speaks to the fees charged for what is our constitutional right to keep and bear arms. Co-conspiring with Horne was Debbie Smith (D-Sparks) who was chairing the committee. Ira Hansen (R-Sparks) and Kelly Kite(R-Minden) had the...
  • Man attacked by pit bulls in Kirkland park, opens fire ( WA )

    05/22/2011 6:05:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 104 replies
    KOMO News ^ | May 22, 2011
    A leisurely Saturday afternoon in the park quickly mutated into a real-life horror scene when three pit bulls attacked a man and his German shepherd without warning, police said. During the unprovoked attack, the man pulled out his concealed weapon and opened fire, hitting one of the pit bulls and scaring off the others. "If I didn't have my gun - I'd be dead right now," he later told KOMO News. "It was an instant decision. It's not something I wanted to do. I love animals." Kirkland police Sgt. Rob Saloum said the violent drama unfolded Saturday as a local...
  • Uptown robbers target the wrong guy (MN)

    05/11/2011 11:10:32 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 18 replies ^ | 5/11/11 | Matt McKinney
    The Uptown robbers struck again Tuesday night, only this time their victim was armed, police say. Edward Curtis, 61, who described himself to police as an ex-Marine, fired several shots at a group of men who attacked him as he got out of his car near his apartment, according to police records. Curtis thinks he may have struck one of the men, said Minneapolis Police Lt. Mike Fossum. "He had just parked his car in the parking lot," said Fossum. "These guys blitzed him. They just started kicking his ass. He managed to get off three rounds." The suspects, one...
  • Opinion Should Put an End to Judge’s 15 Years of Attacks on Firearms Industry

    05/10/2011 6:36:41 AM PDT · by pabianice · 10 replies
    NSSF News ^ | 5/10/11 | Keane
    Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals issued a ruling in the only cases to reach appellate court arising from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s 2006 civil lawsuits against out-of-state firearms retailers that interfered with as many as 18 ongoing criminal investigations. Not surprisingly, Mayor Bloomberg filed those cases in federal district court in Brooklyn, N.Y., before his handpicked judge, Jack B. Weinstein. While the appellate court ruled the defendants’ strategy of avoiding the charade of a “trial” before Judge Weinstein where the outcome would be a forgone conclusion resulted in their waiver and forfeiture of jurisdictional defenses, Judge...
  • Libyan Rebels: We Killed 57 Soldiers

    05/09/2011 4:23:12 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/5/11
    Rebels in Libya claimed on Monday that they killed 57 of leader Muammar Qaddafi’s soldiers and destroyed 17 military vehicles in a shootout that took place on Monday in the city of Ajdabiya. One of the rebel commanders told the Al Jazeera network that two of his men were killed during the shootout and added that the Libyan troops were led by one of Qaddafi’s sons