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  • The most honest among us: CHL holders can be trusted on campus

    04/25/2008 4:03:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies · 63+ views
    Buckeye Firearms Association ^ | 24 April 2008 | Carl in Chicago
    The following commentary was written in response to a New York Times article entitled "Guns on Campus: Could They Prevent a Repeat?" by David Codrea. Republished with permission. Interesting take, Mr. Codrea. I have worked on college and university campuses most of my adult life - first as a student, now as a professor. I have grown quite accustomed to the idea of citizen concealed carry. I know that such policies (now the norm in 48 states) do not increase crime; in contrast, data suggests these allowances deter all but the most brazen (or stupid) criminals. Most importantly, I also...
  • Gun rights protest puts heat on UNH prof

    04/23/2008 5:13:43 PM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 23 replies · 179+ views
    Union Leader via MSNBC ^ | April 23, 2008 | CLYNTON NAMUO
    DURHAM - A University of New Hampshire student who was told by a professor that he could not wear an empty gun holster in her class as part of a protest responded by posting the correspondence on the Internet, which earned the professor several angry e-mail from strangers. Senior Matt Ham, 22, is taking part in a nationwide demonstration this week in which participants wear empty gun holsters as a way to push for college students with permits to carry a concealed weapon to be able to bring guns onto campus. Those in favor of the move say that just...
  • Concealed Weapons Applications Rise Sharply

    04/12/2008 5:38:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 34 replies · 108+ views
    WTOPNEWS.COM ^ | 11 April, 2008 | LARRY O'DELL
    RICHMOND, Va. - Doug and Cheryl Camden were raised around guns but agreed not to keep them in their house after they got married and began raising five children of their own. Then violent crime began to dominate daily news reports. Several businesses near their Chester restaurant were robbed, home invasions seemed to increase and the world just seemed to be getting much more dangerous. "It's to the point where you can't walk through the park without getting attacked," Doug Camden said Friday. So the Camdens are following the path taken by a sharply increasing number of Virginians: They're applying...
  • Obama Should Apologize for Insulting Millions of Armed Citizens, Says CCRKBA

    04/03/2008 4:48:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 66 replies · 82+ views
    The Earth Times ^ | 2 April 2008 | Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
    Democrat Barack Obama on Tuesday insulted millions of legally-armed American citizens when he told a Pennsylvania newspaper that concealed carry poses a threat to innocent people, and he should immediately apologize for that remark, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today. Senator Obama, quoted by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, admitted, "I am not in favor of concealed weapons. I think that creates a potential atmosphere where more innocent people could (get shot during) altercations." "American citizens have been responsibly carrying concealed handguns for years in 48 states," said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb, co-author of America...
  • Concealed weapons on college campuses gets House approval (OKLAHOMA)

    03/14/2008 3:44:17 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies · 529+ views
    Durant Democrat ^ | 3/14/08 | TIM TALLEY
    Concealed weapons on college campuses gets House approvalBy TIM TALLEY, Associated Press Writer OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Legislation that would allow concealed weapons on college campuses in Oklahoma was approved by the state House Thursday despite opponents who said putting more guns on campus makes no sense following recent massacres at Virginia Tech and Northern Illinois University. “This has to be the craziest thing I have ever seen,” said Rep. Ray McCarter, D-Marlow, one of several lawmakers who said the measure is opposed by college administrators and most Oklahomans but is supported by the National Rifle Association. “How silly can...
  • Thousands of gun rights activists march on state hill (Illinois)

    03/12/2008 7:36:00 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 44 replies · 855+ views
    Pantagraph ^ | March 11, 2008 | Mike Riopell
    Thousands of gun rights activists march on state hill Firearm owners from around Illinois rally against gun control legislation at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill., Tuesday, March 11, 2008, (AP Photo/Seth Perlman) Tuesday, March 11, 2008 8:16 PM CDT By Mike Riopell SPRINGFIELD -- The issue of gun regulation excites thousands on either side of the debate, but lawmakers acknowledge political realities in Springfield mean changes in state gun laws could be tough to achieve this year. Tuesday brought thousands of activists to the Illinois State Capitol asking lawmakers to resist putting more restrictions on gun ownership....
  • Do we need guns at Paradise?

    03/05/2008 8:36:13 AM PST · by XR7 · 81 replies · 287+ views
    Crosscut ^ | 3/5/08 | Knute Berger
    How do you feel about allowing loaded guns in our national parks? Do you feel the need to pack heat while wandering the wildflower meadows of Paradise on Mount Rainier? Are you determined to protect yourself against overly aggressive squirrels at Hurricane Ridge? As you may have heard, Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne has agreed to modify existing rules that prohibit people from carrying loaded weapons in the national parks. The new rules will be ready for public comment by the end of April [289K PDF]. The push comes from the U.S. Senate. Fifty senators added their signatures to...
  • Arizona Mulls Concealed Carry Rights At Schools

    02/19/2008 8:38:09 AM PST · by batter · 25 replies · 119+ views
    CBS13 ^ | 18 February 2008 | AP
    A committee of the Arizona Legislature is weighing arguments made today over a proposal to let people with permits to carry concealed weapons bring guns to K-12 schools, community colleges and universities. The Senate's Judiciary Committee listened to more than two hours of testimony about the proposal, but didn't take a vote. The testimony came four days after a gunman opened fire during a lecture at Northern Illinois University, killing five young people before turning a gun on himself. Supporters say the permit-holders should be allowed to carry guns at schools so they can defend themselves and others if a...
  • Broader concealed gun law is sought

    10/02/2007 11:28:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies · 163+ views
    Omaha World-Herald ^ | September 29, 2007 | LESLIE REED
    The National Rifle Association and other gun advocates Friday urged state lawmakers to force Nebraska towns and cities to allow concealed handguns. The 2006 state law permitting licensed Nebraskans to carry concealed handguns allows cities and towns to adopt their own ordinances regulating those weapons. At least 16 Nebraska cities and towns ban concealed weapons. Christensen would like to establish a uniform requirement for where guns can be legally stored out of sight in a vehicle, such as in the glove compartment, trunk or other locked area. Otherwise, he said, travelers with concealed weapons permits could be required to constantly...
  • Run-in changes lawmaker's stance

    05/15/2007 3:44:52 AM PDT · by Right Wing Assault · 3 replies · 827+ views
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | May 15, 2007 | Phillip Morris
    It's funny how a gun can in stantly change your perspec tive on things, make you wish you could rewrite history. State Rep. Michael DeBose, a southside Cleveland Democrat, discovered this lesson the night of May 1, when he thought he was going to die. That's the night he wished he had that gun vote back. DeBose, who had just returned from Columbus, where he had spent the day in committee hearings, decided to take a short walk up Holly Hill, the street where he has lived with his wife for the past 27 years. t was late, but DeBose,...
  • (Texas Gov)Perry: Banning pistols isn't the answer

    05/02/2007 4:26:36 AM PDT · by laotzu · 5 replies · 544+ views ^ | 5/1/07 | By CLAY ROBISON
    AUSTIN — Gov. Rick Perry said Monday that Texans who are legally licensed should be able to carry their concealed handguns anywhere, including churches, bars, courthouses and college campuses. "I think it makes sense for Texans to be able to protect themselves from deranged individuals, whether they're in church, or whether on a college campus or wherever they are," he said. "The idea that you're going to exempt them from a particular place is nonsense to me." Perry commented to reporters after he and U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt had met privately with educators, mental health experts...
  • Freep a Poll! (Concealed carry permit holders be made public?)

    03/12/2007 3:47:48 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 20 replies · 391+ views ^ | 3-12-07 | Roanoke Times
    "Virginians should know who has concealed handgun permits." Yes No
  • Freep the Dept. of Interior over gun ban - disarmed victims zone

    03/06/2007 12:20:22 PM PST · by Mini-14 · 7 replies · 761+ views
    Virginia Citizens Defense League ^ | March 6, 2007 | Phillip Van Cleave
    **URGENT** **URGENT** **URGENT** VCDL has just learned from our sources on Capitol Hill that the Department of the Interior (DOI) is **livid** over the National Park Service's (NPS) asinine rejection letter sent to VCDL concerning VCDL's Petition for Rule Making! ( That petition would allow a law-abiding citizen to carry a handgun  for self-defense in a National Park if the state in which the park is located allows such carry. Apparently the National Park Service DID NOT CLEAR that rejection letter with their parent - the Department of the Interior! The Department of Interior had been telling VCDL and key...
  • Nearly 260,000 have license to carry weapon

    01/27/2007 4:33:56 AM PST · by Ninian Dryhope · 39 replies · 1,041+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Jan. 27, 2007 | MELANIE MARKLEY
    Nearly 260,000 Texans have a license to carry a concealed handgun, according to revised figures released this week by the Department of Public Safety. At the end of last year, 258,162 people had permits, up about 4 percent from the year before and more than double the number in 1996, when Texas law first allowed people to carry concealed weapons. DPS had earlier told the Houston Chronicle that 72,345 Texans had concealed handgun permits last year. That incorrect figure appeared in a story published on Dec. 24, 2006. But DPS spokeswoman Tela Mange said that because of a computer programming...
  • Ohio Senate Overrides Gun Law Veto

    12/12/2006 11:57:24 AM PST · by wheelgun · 18 replies · 1,518+ views
    The Ohio Senate voted Tuesday to override outgoing Gov. Bob Taft's veto of a bill that would wipe out local gun laws, marking the first time in 29 years the Legislature have rejected a gubernatorial veto. The GOP-dominated Senate voted 21-12 to override the Republican governor's veto. Three Republicans voted against overriding, and three Democrats voted in favor of an override, including the attorney general-elect Marc Dann of Youngstown. The House, also controlled by Republicans, voted to overturn Taft's veto last week.
  • Teacher caught with gun at school (Female carrying pistol for protection from ex-husband)

    10/01/2006 2:17:32 PM PDT · by Mini-14 · 133 replies · 3,088+ views
    The Olympian ^ | September 26, 2006 | Venice Buhain and Jeremy Pawloski
    LACEY - A 33-year-old teacher at Nisqually Middle School is on administrative leave after school officials discovered she brought a .38 Special handgun - along with bullets - on school grounds Thursday, according to the Thurston County Sheriff's Office.Teacher Mary Catherine Roe, who lives in Shelton, told deputies she was fearful of her husband and that he used a gun while assaulting her, according to a sheriff's report. Roe also has a domestic violence protection order against her husband, according to Mason County records. No decision was made Monday about whether Roe will face criminal charges, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Dave...
  • Faster on the draw [cameras to spot individuals carrying concealed firearms]

    04/25/2006 1:59:00 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 21 replies · 904+ views
    The Engineer ^ | 4/24/06
    In an attempt to tackle gun crime in the UK, researchers from Loughborough University are developing an innovative identification system that will use CCTV cameras to spot individuals carrying concealed firearms. Starting in June, the three-year multi-environment deployable universal software application (Medusa) project aims to develop intelligent software that can detect a person carrying a concealed weapon in real time. While it is difficult to predict if someone is carrying a gun before crime occurs, Professor Alastair Gale, head of Loughborough University's Applied Vision Research Centre and leader of Medusa, said there are a number of cues the CCTV operator...
  • HB 2074 Signed by Governor (Arizona CCW improvement)

    04/24/2006 6:26:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies · 433+ views
    Arizona Citizens Defense League ^ | 18 April, 2004 | ACDL
    HB 2074 signed by Governor! HB 2074 (concealed weapons; training requirement; renewal) was signed by the Governor on April 17, 2006: HB 2074 eliminates the renewal training requirement for CCW permits. It was amended in the Senate to provide nearly universal recognition of out-of-state CCW permits. The bill as amended passed the Senate and House and was transmitted to the Governor on 4/12/06. HB 2074 will become law 90 days after the Legislative Session ends. AzCDL worked with the sponsor of HB 2074 prior to its introduction this legislative session. AzCDL was present at every hearing and, along with...
  • The Iraqi WMDs That Slipped Though Our Fingers

    04/07/2006 1:40:03 PM PDT · by Paul Ross · 21 replies · 1,073+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 4/6/06 | Jamie Glazov
    The Iraqi WMDs That Slipped Through Our FingersBy Jamie | April 6, 2006 Frontpage Interview’s guest is Paul (Dave) Gaubatz, a former U.S. Federal Agent (Arabic linguist/counter-terrorist specialist) who was deployed to Iraq at the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom. His mission was to search for WMDs.  Four sites he identified were not searched by ISG (Iraq Survey Group) and he has waged a three year battle to get them searched. He is currently the Chief Investigator with the Dallas County Medical Examiner, Dallas, TX. He can be contacted at   FP: Mr. Gaubatz, welcome to Frontpage Interview. Gaubatz: Thank you Jamie. FP: Let’s start...
  • House backs no gun permits

    02/23/2006 2:16:11 AM PST · by SLB · 100 replies · 2,711+ views
    Casper Star Tribune ^ | February 23, 2006 | BEN NEARY
    CHEYENNE -- Wyoming residents would be able to carry concealed handguns without going through the existing state permit process under a bill that received initial approval Wednesday from the House of Representatives. By a voice vote, the House overwhelmingly approved the bill. It still needs two more approvals in the House before it would head to the Senate. The bill would specify that in order to carry a concealed handgun, a person must be at least 21 years old, not be a felon and not habitually use alcohol to the extent that his normal faculties are impaired. Supporters said the...
  • SB-403, Personal Protection Act, Wisconsin Assembly, live debate thread, 12/13/2005

    12/13/2005 6:20:02 AM PST · by Monitor · 104 replies · 1,284+ views
    Wisconsin State Assembly ^ | 12/13/05 | Senator ZIEN, Representative GUNDERSON,
    Today, the Wisconsin State Assembly debates SB-403: "This bill creates a licensing system under which an individual is permitted to carry a concealed weapon under certain circumstances. The bill also makes certain changes in Wisconsin law to account for a federal law that requires the state to permit an individual who works as or who has retired from working as a federal, state, tribal, or local law enforcement officer in Wisconsin or in any other state to carry a concealed firearm under certain circumstances. In addition, the bill changes the law relating to background checks for handgun purchases to require...
  • EU Concealed Deal With US To Allow 'Rendition' Flights

    12/10/2005 4:41:14 PM PST · by blam · 8 replies · 416+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-11-2005 | Justin Stares/Plilip Sherwell
    EU concealed deal with US to allow 'rendition' flights By Justin Stares in Brussels and Philip Sherwell in Washington (Filed: 11/12/2005) The European Union secretly allowed the United States to use transit facilities on European soil to transport "criminals" in 2003, according to a previously unpublished document. The revelation contradicts repeated EU denials that it knew of "rendition" flights by the CIA. The EU agreed to give America access to facilities - presumably airports - in confidential talks in Athens during which the war on terror was discussed, the original minutes show. But all references to the agreement were deleted...
  • [WI] Assembly panel advances concealed weapons bill

    11/08/2005 2:35:55 PM PST · by Monitor · 27 replies · 514+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | Nov. 8, 2005 | PATRICK MARLEY
    Madison - A Republican-controlled Assembly committee today approved a bill that would allow people to carry concealed weapons after rejecting a Democratic amendment that would have barred guns in child care centers. The approval by the Criminal Justice and Homeland Security Committee clears the way for a vote Thursday before the full Assembly. The committee also threw out Democratic proposals to make it easier for businesses to keep people from carrying guns on their properties and to allow police officers to check whether drivers had concealed weapons permits before approaching their cars during routine stops. Under the bill (AB 763),...
  • Concealed guns attorneys try to recoup costs

    11/03/2005 2:27:53 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 2 replies · 617+ views ^ | 11 3 05 | DAVID A. LIEB
    Attorneys for concealed gun opponents who challenged the law filed a motion Wednesday seeking reimbursement from the state for their unspecified costs and fees. That comes one week after the resolution of a request from gun store owners who intervened in the lawsuit to be reimbursed by the plaintiffs for their costs and lost business. Details of an apparent out-of-court agreement are being kept secret. Missouri's law allowing most adults age 23 and older to receive concealed weapons permits was enacted when the Legislature overrode a gubernatorial veto two years ago. In February 2004, the state Supreme Court upheld the...
  • Concealed-carry law threatens order(pants wetting retarded college student hoplophobe barf alert)

    10/19/2005 11:37:35 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 107 replies · 3,321+ views ^ | 10 19 05 | Adam Lichtenheld
    Last week, two state legislators finally introduced the controversial Personal Protection Act, a proposal that would allow citizens to bear a gun, knife or — as ridiculous as it sounds — a billy club in public. The bill’s drafters include every gun-lover’s hero, Sen. Dave Zien, R-Eau Claire, a man with more rifles and shotguns on his office walls than the Madison police, and Rep. Scott Gunderson, R-Waterford, the Assembly’s alleged hunting expert. Undercutting progressive gun-control initiatives, state politicians around the country have bowed to the NRA-rabid right and their backward “more guns, less crime” rhetoric in their absurd belief...
  • State Supreme Court won't hear concealed guns case(no absolute right to bear arms in Missouri)

    10/12/2005 10:18:55 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 107 replies · 2,422+ views ^ | the associated press
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Supreme Court won’t consider a challenge to a provision of the state’s concealed gun law. Without comment, the state’s highest court let stand a lower court's ruling that there's no absolute right to bear arms in Missouri. The case focuses on whether people seeking permits to carry concealed guns must answer questions from county sheriffs about their criminal history or military service. Missouri's concealed-carry law lets sheriffs deny permits for various reasons -- including a discharge from the military "under dishonorable conditions." The sheriff of St. Charles County filed an appeal after a circuit...
  • CCRKBA Wonders Why Wisconsin Police Chiefs Think Citizens Less Trustworthy

    08/10/2005 3:25:46 PM PDT · by holymoly · 10 replies · 536+ views
    ArriveNet ^ | August 10, 2005 | CCRKBA
    Contact: Joe Waldron of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, 425-454-4911; Web: BELLEVUE, Wash., Aug. 10 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Following reports that police chiefs in Wisconsin are campaigning already against legislation that would allow concealed carry by citizens of that state, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) is challenging those lawmen to explain why Wisconsin residents are less trustworthy with licensed, concealed handguns than residents in 46 other states. According to WBAY-TV in Green Bay, "police chiefs across Wisconsin say they need to keep all the guns they...
  • Man with concealed-carry permit shoots gunman

    06/05/2005 7:33:57 AM PDT · by SLB · 32 replies · 1,303+ views
    Dayton Daily News | June 4, 2005 | Kelli Wynn
    DAYTON | Two men carrying guns approached a 40-year-old man at Riverview Avenue and Catalpa Drive early Friday. Their victim bent over with outstretched hands. Then things changed swiftly. The targeted man pulled out a Glock 23 handgun — he has a concealed-carry permit — and fired several shots, hitting one of the gunmen, police said. Police were dispatched to the 2000 block of West Riverview at about 12:45 a.m. on numerous calls about a shooting. Police found the 40-year-old male victim at his Dayton residence. He told them that he was walking west on Riverview when he was approached...
  • Gun bill a slam dunk in Senate

    05/14/2005 8:12:17 AM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 17 replies · 532+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 5-14-05 | RACHEL E. STASSEN-BERGER
    In a solid win for pro-gun forces, the Minnesota Senate passed a measure Friday that would allow nearly all law-abiding citizens to get permits to carry loaded handguns in public. The 44-21 vote likely clears the way for the Minnesota House to pass the bill early next week and send it to the governor for his signature. Lawmakers first passed the measure, alternatively called the conceal-carry bill or the Personal Protection Act, in 2003, but the state Appeals Court last month ruled that the way it was passed was unconstitutional. During five hours of Senate debate, proponents of the bill,...
  • Gun bills OKd by House panel - Concealed-carry moves sicken foes [Illinois]

    03/09/2005 12:09:08 PM PST · by Mini-14 · 26 replies · 1,278+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 9, 2005 | Erika Slife and Ray Long
    SPRINGFIELD -- Average citizens could carry concealed weapons under two bills that won overwhelming approval in a House committee Tuesday, setting up a rare, full-blown House floor fight over the issue that advocates say will make people safer and critics contend will lead to more gun violence.The move further buttressed the National Rifle Association's strategy to not only blunt Mayor Richard Daley's push for gun-control laws but to take the fight to him with a frontal assault of its own."I'm heartsick," said House Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie (D-Chicago), a major advocate of gun control. The NRA is on a...
  • Lifetime Concealed Carry for Arizona needs help

    03/08/2005 9:27:58 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies · 536+ views
    AZRKBA Arizona activist list | 7 March, 2005 | Fred Dahnke
    HB2325, the Lifetime CCW bill by Rep. Chuck Gray is scheduled for Third Read by the House this Wednesday, March 9, 2005. Right now, the votes are too close to ensure passage. We need to make sure it passes the House and goes to the Senate! We also need to show the House that gun owners in Arizona aren't irrelevant and they can no longer string us along with a promising bill and change their mind at the last minute. They need to hear from us NOW! HB2325 is more than just a bill that creates lifetime CCW permits. It...
  • Venezuela : Eva Golinger's fraudulent claims

    03/04/2005 9:29:29 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 6 replies · 644+ views ^ | March 4, 2005 | Aleksander Boyd
    Caracas 05.03.05 | Eva Golinger the " leading the investigation of the CIA and the US Government involvement in the coup and in the ongoing destabilization campaign in Venezuela..." [1] appears as the registrar of a legal entity (DOMESTIC NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATION ) called "Venezuela Solidarity Committee" [2]. Golinger's findings about the aforesaid investigation have been posted in a website registered, according to WHOIS, by journalist Jeremy Bigwood called On 07 May 2004 Golinger sent an email with the following remarks: I do have a non-profit organization, established legally under the laws of New York State, but it has never...
  • He still deserves a carry permit(the saga continues)

    02/22/2005 6:11:45 AM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 17 replies · 717+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 2-22-05 | mark yost
    There was one factual error in my column last week about Matthew Dirks, the Iraq veteran who was denied a concealed carry permit. He needs a state armed guard license, which has requirements above and beyond the simple carry permit. In my defense, everyone I spoke to confirmed that Dirks needed a "carry permit." I apologize for the error, but it in no way diminishes my point, which was: If an Army combat veteran, trained to use a variety of weapons, can't have a carry permit, who can? St. Paul Police spokesman Paul Schnell called to answer that question. He...
  • If he can't carry a gun, who can?

    02/15/2005 12:34:25 PM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 20 replies · 1,316+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 2-15-05 | mark yost
    If the Minnesota Court of Appeals is having trouble deciding the fate of the Minnesota Personal Protection Act, they should consider the story of Matthew Dirks. The 23-year-old East Side native served 15 months with the Army in Iraq at Baghdad International Airport and Camp Dogwood. Last week, St. Paul Police Chief John Harrington denied him a carry permit. Dirks' primary job in Iraq was repairing the weapons systems on Bradley Fighting Vehicles. He also stood guard with the M249 light machine gun and .50-caliber heavy machine gun. He has fired the TOW anti-tank missile, the 25 mm cannon on...
  • CA: Aguirre delivers scathing findings-Report alleges Murphy,council concealed pension system woes

    02/10/2005 9:14:54 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 298+ views
    San Diego Union -Tribune ^ | 2/10/05 | Philip J. LaVelle
    In a scathing report delivered to City Hall after sundown yesterday, San Diego City Attorney Michael Aguirre concluded that there is "substantial evidence" Mayor Dick Murphy and the City Council committed civil violations of federal securities laws. Aguirre's report, widely anticipated at an anxious City Hall, said Murphy and the council, beginning in early 2002, concealed important facts about the city's ailing pension system from the public and from investors in more than $1 billion of city bonds. At a hastily called news conference early last night, Murphy, reading a written statement, called Aguirre's allegations "untrue, irresponsible and defamatory." Murphy...
  • State gun law's validity argued

    01/14/2005 6:42:01 AM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 1 replies · 302+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 1-14-05 | SHANNON PRATHER
    Lawmakers didn't dupe the voters when they passed the state's controversial conceal-and-carry gun law as part of a natural resources bill, Attorney General Mike Hatch told the Minnesota Court of Appeals on Thursday. The gun bill generated more media attention and debate than any other measure during the 2003 legislative session, and lawmakers correctly tied the conceal-and-carry bill to rules on snowmobiles, fish houses and parks fees because they were all government regulation of potentially hazardous devices, Hatch explained. For those reasons, Hatch argued, the three-judge panel should resurrect the weapons law thrown out six months ago by a Ramsey...
  • Court to hear appeal today- Both sides of conceal-and-carry law ready for a fight

    01/13/2005 6:52:28 AM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 15 replies · 433+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 1-13-05 | SHANNON PRATHER
    Minnesota's embattled conceal-and-carry handgun law is back in the legal crosshairs. Lawyers today likely won't be debating the merits of the law; the argument will center on how it came to pass in the Legislature. In the meantime, law enforcement is left to figure out what to do with Minnesotans seeking a permit to carry a concealed gun. The state Court of Appeals will hear arguments today on the controversial "Personal Protection Act" six months after a Ramsey County District Court judge shot down the 2003 gun law. Lawmakers violated the state Constitution by attaching it to an unrelated natural...
  • Let police carry concealed weapons

    01/09/2005 11:15:43 AM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 14 replies · 838+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 1-005 | Pioneer Press Board
    There's an issue brewing on concealed-carry permits in Wisconsin that we think even the most ardent gun-control advocates can agree on. It involves law-enforcement officers. Last year Congress passed the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act, which allows active-duty and retired police offices to carry concealed weapons as long as they're in good standing on the force, haven't retired because of mental defect, and other common-sense standards. In Wisconsin, the federal law isn't a problem for active-duty officers, who are allowed to carry concealed weapons if they're authorized to do so by their individual department or agency. But retired officers "must...

    12/18/2004 10:42:36 AM PST · by forest · 65 replies · 1,179+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #330 ^ | 12-19-04 | Doug Fiedor
    One result of the terrorist threats is a steady business in the gun shops. Many thousands of Americans have been purchasing their first weapon, then wondering about all the little associated problems -- like, what to do with it. That handgun is designed to kill people. That's about it. Other than acting as a paperweight in the "in box," there's not much else it can do effectively. On the other hand, handguns have a lot in common with other tools, such as a chain saw or automobiles. All can kill people when used improperly. All require some specific knowledge to...
  • Gun law author was in sights

    11/15/2004 6:32:36 AM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 7 replies · 637+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 11-15-04 | JIM RAGSDALE
    Rep. Lynda Boudreau of Faribault was a leading advocate for gun-rights activists at the Minnesota Legislature, and her defeat this month gave heart to those who opposed her crusade to expand access to concealed-weapons permits.

    11/06/2004 12:56:48 PM PST · by forest · 12 replies · 785+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #324 ^ | 11-7-04 | Doug Fiedor
     First order of business: Thank you Florida! People there are still cleaning up after the hurricanes and some still do not have proper residences. Yet they took the time to stand in line to vote. We should all take the time to send a note of thanks to a friend in Florida. Y'all see all the red on that USA Today map? Check out the difference between the 2000 map and this year's.[1] Dubya is the first President to be re-elected and gain seats in both the House and Senate since 1936. The last President to receive an outright majority...
  • Court rules on gun laws: Denver retains some of its strict firearms limits

    11/06/2004 11:20:50 AM PST · by Mini-14 · 27 replies · 1,673+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | November 6, 2004 | April Washington
    Colorado's new gun law suffered a blow Friday as a Denver District Court judge upheld the city's right to enforce some of its stricter firearm ordinances. The decision could bring an end to a yearlong court fight waged by Denver to retain its home-rule authority to regulate firearms and weapons - unless state officials decide to appeal. "On the major issues, we see the ruling as a significant win for Denver, and we see it as significant win on the principle of home rule," said Assistant City Attorney David Broadwell. "We're still able to enforce our ordinance, and we are...
  • Keyes backs law on concealed guns

    08/25/2004 6:12:48 AM PDT · by Aquinasfan · 50 replies · 742+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/25/04 | Liam Ford
    American streets and homes would be safer from crime and terrorism if more people were allowed to carry concealed weapons, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Alan Keyes said Tuesday. At the same time, Keyes said gun users should submit to training programs much as motorists have to go through driver's education before obtaining a license. Attacking Democratic Senate candidate Barack Obama for opposing legislation in Springfield that would have allowed people to use self-defense as an argument against conviction under local firearms bans, Keyes said Obama would give "law-abiding citizens ... no opportunity to defend themselves against the criminals."The legislation was...
  • "Screw Pizza Hut!"; says Chuck Muth & Ronald Honeycutt!

    06/01/2004 12:39:14 PM PDT · by CourtneyLeigh · 93 replies · 1,619+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Tue, 1 Jun 2004 | Chuck Muth, President of Citizen Outreach
    BRUSHFIRE ALERT: "Screw Pizza Hut" ******************** "Screw Pizza Hut" June 1, 2004 “Ronald B. Honeycutt, 38, who has a permit to carry a concealed weapon, says he's been delivering pizzas for 20 years and has always packed heat on the job,” reports ( today. At around 11 p.m. on May 17th, just after he had made a delivery in a high-crime neighborhood in Indianapolis, a dirtball confronted Honeycutt with a loaded 9 mm handgun. At that point, Honeycutt pulled out his own 9 mm from the back of his pants and fired 15 times, hitting the would-be robber at...
  • Kansas CCW Poll Needs Help!

    04/05/2004 9:17:00 AM PDT · by dd5339 · 24 replies · 178+ views
    Lawrence Journal World ^ | 04/05/04 | Lawrence Journal World
    There is a poll toward the bottom of the front page that needs Freeping! Please go to, Lawrence Journal World Please help the people of Kansas convince their governor, who is a Hitlery clone, to sign the concealed handgun legsislation that is on her desk. By the way, the Lawrence Journal World is a very liberal newspaper. If we could hammer this poll it make a big statement! Thanks and Semper Fi
  • Officials explain gun law

    04/03/2004 9:58:42 AM PST · by Veritas_est · 2 replies · 223+ views
    TimesLeaderOnline ^ | April 02, 2004 | JAMIE McMILLEN Friday, April 02, 2004— Time: 11:53:52 PM EST Officials explain gun law By JAMIE McMILLEN, Times Leader Staff Writer A NEW state law allowing licensed persons to carry concealed handguns after April 8 has resulted in a great deal of discussion in Eastern Ohio. The Harrison County Sheriff's Office this week sponsored a public forum on the new law. Sheriff Mark Miller invited Major Bryan Hoover and Sgt. Dan Marks of the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office to explain the new law. "There are a lot of twists and turns. Nothing we say is considered legal advice," Hoover said. The...
  • Anti-gun reporter exposed for having a concealed weapons permit!

    03/18/2004 3:03:54 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 39 replies · 2,428+ views ^ | 3 15 04 |
    Most disturbingly, the increase in carry guns is further evidence that efforts to slow America's rush to become an armed society have largely failed. ... Common sense suggests that the more guns on the street, the more wrongful injuries and death." --Tracy Warner (Ft. Wayne, Indiana Journal Gazette; "Up in arms: Ohio joins states allowing concealed handguns"; Sunday, March 14, 2004.) The very next day, in an article called "Licensed to carry", Indiana's competing Ft. Wayne News-Sentinel exposed Warner as someone who has a concealed weapons permit -- proving once against that many anti-gunners in positions of power are actually...
  • Right-To-Carry Bill Introduced in Illinois

    03/06/2004 1:05:04 PM PST · by Mini-14 · 14 replies · 905+ views
    Illinois State Legislature ^ | February 6. 2004 | Senator John Jones
     Bill Status of SB3132  93rd General AssemblyFull Text  Votes  View All Actions  Printer-Friendly VersionShort Description:  FIREARMS-CONCEALED-PERMITS Senate SponsorsSen. John O. Jones Last Action Date Chamber  Action   2/6/2004 Senate Referred to Rules Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance New Act 430 ILCS 65/13.1 from Ch. 38, par. 83-13.1 720 ILCS 5/24-2 from Ch. 38, par. 24-2 Synopsis As IntroducedCreates the Family and Personal Protection Act.  Establishes statewide uniform standards for the issuance of permits to carry concealed firearms in this State.  Vests in the Department of State Police, the authority to issue concealed firearms permits to qualified applicants.  Requires an applicant to complete a training...
  • Wisconsin CCW Live Feed

    02/03/2004 9:02:15 AM PST · by Shooter 2.5 · 163 replies · 287+ views
    Wisconsin Assembly ^ | Feb 3, 2004 | Shooter 2.5
    This is the live feed from the Assembly Floor. I was told it could be an early vote after the Roll Call. It's not listed on the schedule.
  • Wisconsin CCW Poll

    01/27/2004 8:46:40 AM PST · by Shooter 2.5 · 48 replies · 161+ views ^ | January 27, 2004 | Shooter 2.5
    Freep the poll. The Concealed Carry Bill is going to pass or fail today at 1:00 in the Senate today. It's important we win this. If we don't, the anti's will use it against us in a couple of hours.