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  • Bureaucrats get EBay fever

    02/28/2003 10:23:17 AM PST · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 26 replies · 212+ views
    SFgate ^ | 2-28-03 | Suzanne Herel
    That pocketknife you surrendered to airport security screeners might now be tucked away in someone else's pocket -- someone who bought it on EBay.Under the handle CaliforniaGold2000, the state is using the Internet auction house to convert scores of confiscated items to cash... Read the rest
  • Letter from Barrett firearms to LAPD

    02/04/2003 6:32:45 PM PST · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 125 replies · 3,636+ views
    California NRA Members' Councils ^ | 12-11-02 | Ronnie Barrett
    Chief William J. Bratton Los Angeles Police Department 150 North Los Angeles Street Re: LAPD 82A Rifle, Serial No. 11** Dear Chief Bratton, I, a U.S. citizen, own Barrett Firearms Mfg. Inc., and for 20 years I have built .50 caliber rifles for my fellow citizens, for their Law Enforcement departments and for their nation's armed forces. You may be aware of the latest negative misinformation campaign from a Washington based anti-gun group, the Violence Policy Center. The VPC has, for three or so years, been unsuccessful in Washington, D.C. trying to demonize and ban a new subclass of firearms,...
  • Ron Paul wins in landslide

    11/06/2002 6:57:48 PM PST · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 15 replies · 288+ views
    Texas Sec of State website ^ | Nov 6th | Texas Sec of State
    RACE NAME PARTY TOTAL VOTES PERCENT EARLY VOTES PERCENT U. S. Representative District 14 Ron Paul - Incumbent REP 102,661 68.1% 34,295 68.0% Corby Windham DEM 48,192 31.9% 16,109 32.0% -------------- -------------- Vote Total 150,853 50,404 Precincts Reporting 384 of 384 Precincts 100.0% --------------------------------------------
  • Bush, Ashcroft Run Roughshod Over Bill Of Rights, Study Says

    06/24/2002 2:38:08 PM PDT · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 17 replies · 707+ views
    Cato Institute ^ | June 21, 2002 | Cato News Release
    WASHINGTON--On Sept. 11 of last year, President Bush declared, "Freedom has been attacked, but freedom will be defended." However, a new Cato Institute report shows that Bush and Attorney General John Ashcroft have supported measures that are antithetical to freedom, such as secretive subpoenas, secretive arrests, secretive trials, and secretive deportations....(snip)Read the rest here (new window)
  • Gun control advocate may have violated gun laws

    03/22/2002 8:07:56 AM PST · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 185 replies · 9,575+ views ^ | Thu, Mar. 21, 2002 | Timothy J. Burger
    WASHINGTON - Gun-control advocate Sarah Brady bought her son a powerful rifle for Christmas in 2000 - and may have skirted Delaware state background-check requirements, the New York Daily News has learned....(Read the rest here)
  • Austrian gun-maker Gaston Glock victim of huge fraud

    01/22/2002 3:14:50 PM PST · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 5 replies · 9+ views
    Shooting Times ^ | 1/18/2002 | Agence France-Presse
    LUXEMBOURG, Jan 18 (AFP) - The Luxembourg prosecutor's office is investigating a case of fraud against Austrian gun-maker Gaston Glock involving as much as 100 million euros (89 million dollars), judicial sources said Friday. Read the rest here.
  • 2001 wasn't very kind to Gilmore

    12/09/2001 5:36:20 PM PST · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 2 replies · 6+ views
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | Dec 09, 2001 | JEFF E. SCHAPIRO
    By any measure, Republican Gov. Jim Gilmore is in the throes of a flameout that could be described as remarkable. Since January, his relationship with the GOP-controlled legislature has soured. His choice for governor was defeated. Gilmore then froze his no-car-tax plan - his signature initiative - because of a rotten economy. And just over a week ago, he quit under fire as chairman of the Republican National Committee. High approval rating notwithstanding - nearly 60 percent of voters rated Gilmore's overall performance excellent or good in an election eve poll by The Times-Dispatch - the governor is having a ...
  • Bush Believes in the UN’s "Principled Leadership"

    12/07/2001 7:15:59 AM PST · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 44 replies · 25+ views
    The New American ^ | December 17, 2001 | Editors
    If President Bush is to believed, Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda can only be defeated by our friend and ally, the United Nations. (snip)Here's some parts of Bush's speech to the UN on Nov 10th: "...If you know something, tell us. If we know something, we’ll tell you.... We have a responsibility to deny weapons to terrorists and to actively prevent private citizens from providing them.... [T]his struggle is a defining moment for the United Nations, itself. And the world needs its principled leadership." (Read the rest here)
  • Virginia Goobernatorial Debate. Live thread

    10/10/2001 5:04:32 PM PDT · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 78 replies · 354+ views
    Redpath didn't poll high enough to get in the debate. Moderator going on and on with mumbo-jumbo. Get ready, debate ahead!
  • Will Congress Take Patriotic Pay Cut?

    10/10/2001 7:49:44 AM PDT · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 8 replies · 21+ views
    Insight Magazine ^ | 10-3-2001 | Sean Paige
    Members of Congress are being asked by a taxpayers’ group to forgo an automatic pay raise scheduled to take effect in January 2002. It would come, after all, in the wake of the slumping economy, darkening fiscal forecasts and the billions in extra spending required in the aftermath of the terror attacks of Sept. 11 and to wage “war” against terrorists. Most legislators of course want a pay raise but hate having to vote themselves one, fearing the wrath of taxpayers. As a result, they long ago created a nifty mechanism whereby a pay raise kicks in automatically each year ...
  • CHILLING: Check the date on this Kissenger quote.

    10/05/2001 8:52:12 PM PDT · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 161 replies · 279+ views
    CNBC ^ | Dec 13th 2000 | Henry Kissenger
    ``I can think of no faster way to unite the American people behind George W. Bush than a terrorist attack on an American target overseas. And I believe George W. Bush will quickly unite the American people through his foreign policy.'' -Henry Kissinger, appearing on CNBC, 2000-Dec-13
  • U.S. Encourages Immigration From Terror-Sponsor States

    10/02/2001 5:42:37 PM PDT · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 23 replies · 4+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | October 1, 2001 | Joseph A. D'Agostino
    Law Sponsored by Ted Kennedy Mandates Affirmative Action for Libya, Iraq, Sudan, and Syria U.S. Encourages Immigration From Terror-Sponsor States By Joseph A. D'Agostino The Week of October 1, 2001 The U.S. State Department runs a quota system designed to encourage immigration from all seven countries on the department’s own terrorist watch list. The "Diversity Immigrant Visa Program" has the goal of issuing highly prized permanent residence visas to 50,000 foreign nationals from countries that send relatively few immigrants to the United States. These visas are specifically designed to increase the diversity of the U.S. immigrant pool and are in ...
  • Musket Confiscated from Minuteman by Zero Tolerance Zealots

    10/02/2001 9:37:55 AM PDT · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 18 replies · 6+ views
    FOX News ^ | October 01, 2001 | Scott Norvell
    <p>The minuteman mascot at Jefferson Middle School in Fort Wayne, Ind., has had a makeover, writes columnist Kevin Leininger of the News-Sentinel. Gone is his musket, because the principal says guns have no place in schools.</p> <p>The image still stands on a wall just inside the main door of the school, but was repainted recently to exclude the firearm.</p>
  • Bush Cites Executive Privilege - To Protect Clinton

    10/02/2001 8:05:01 AM PDT · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 5 replies · 8+ views
    The New American ^ | 10-8-01 | Insider Report
    Among those who thought that Executive Branch obstructionism would end with the departure of the Clinton administration was Congressman Dan Burton (R-Ind.). But Rep. Burton, who heads the House Government Reform Committee, has been stymied by Attorney General Ashcroft’s refusal to permit the Committee to review documents concerning decisions by three Clinton-era federal prosecutors not to prosecute officials involved in various scandals. &quot;While I have a great deal of respect for the attorney general,&quot; declared Burton, &quot;he has announced a new policy that broadens executive privilege. If this unprecedented policy is permitted to stand, Congress will not be able to ...
  • Bush Administration Promotes Global Homosexual Activism

    09/29/2001 8:59:56 PM PDT · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 400 replies · 1,300+ views
    Family Policy Network ^ | 9-28-01 | Joe Glover
    White House hid ambassador's homosexuality until after his confirmation WASHINGTON, D.C. - The leader of a pro-family organization based in Virginia says George W. Bush &quot;betrayed American values&quot; by sending two homosexuals to the American embassy in Bucharest, Romania.&nbsp; Joe Glover, President of Family Policy Network, made his remarks after learning that Bush had dispatched a homosexual to be U.S. Ambassador to Romania, and was sending his &quot;partner&quot; to go with him. Just one week after terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, Secretary of State Colin Powell administered the oath of office to homosexual Michael E. Guest to ...
  • Squantos is on FR-Radio!!!

    09/27/2001 7:00:51 PM PDT · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 57 replies · 422+ views
  • White House Denies Connection with Salem bin Laden

    09/26/2001 3:54:42 PM PDT · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 99 replies · 495+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Sept 25, 2001 | Staff
    THIS JUST IN.....The White House is vehemently denying recent reports by various foreign news outlets that Saudi construction mogul Salem bin Laden, the eldest brother of Osama bin Laden, was in the late 1970s an early investor -- to the tune of $50,000 -- in then-oilman George W. Bush's Arbusto Energy Co.......... (snip) Source: scroll down for it.
  • Will VA Candidate's Grassroots Campaign Work? It's Pot Luck

    09/02/2001 5:13:24 AM PDT · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 17+ views
    WTOP Radio News (AP Story) ^ | 9-2-01 | MATTHEW BARAKAT
    (Springfield) -- Third-party candidates are always forced to run a grassroots campaign. But Libertarian Gary Reams has taken the adage literally, running a campaign based solely on marijuana reform. The Reams Reeferendum, as he calls it, is designed to give voters an opportunity to express support for ending the prohibition on marijuana use. Technically, Reams is running for lieutenant governor against Republican Jay Katzen and Democrat Tim Kaine. But Reams is doing everything he can to turn has campaign into the equivalent of a referendum question on marijuana reform. He's on the ballot for lieutenant governor because he considers it ...
  • What Gun Should You Carry?

    08/24/2001 4:46:20 AM PDT · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 1,870+ views
    Sierra Times ^ | 8-22-01 | Sheriff Michael E. Cook
    This week I want to talk about something that I hope will help teach people about carrying a weapon for protection. Many times in the past I have said that anyone who walks or goes anywhere in rural Oregon or even California without some kind of protection is a fool. The number of predators like cougar and even bear in these states has raised the danger level for those who spend time outside. Not to mention the two legged critters who would also do you harm. I had the good fortune of teaching firearms for many years for the Sheriff's ...
  • New guns for Tacoma

    08/09/2001 9:33:49 PM PDT · by Inspector Harry Callahan · 803+ views
    TRIBnet ^ | 5-31-2001 | Stacey Burns and Russ Carmack
    After testing several weapons, officers ready to receive updated tools to serve and protect Ninety years ago, the Colt M-1911 handgun debuted in the U.S. military and quickly gained international appeal because of its quickness, accuracy and reliability. Now, those same qualities have attracted the Tacoma Police Department to an updated 1911-style weapon as one of two handguns that are replacing the Beretta 96Ds issued to the department's nearly 400 officers. &quot;We're the first major police department to transition to the 1911 in 50 years,&quot; said Sgt. Mark Jenkins, the department's range master and an instrumental player in the selection ...