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  • Norway postpones disarming of police after Paris attacks

    11/17/2015 5:44:18 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 16 replies
    Daily ^ | Nov 16, 2015
    Nov. 16, 2015 | 06:12 PM Norway postpones disarming of police after Paris attacks Agence France Presse OSLO: Norway's police, who were to stop wearing their service weapons this week, will remain armed until December 1 because of the Paris attacks, Norwegian authorities said Monday. The country's 6,000 uniformed officers have been exceptionally authorized to wear their firearms on their belts since November 2014 due to a heightened threat of Islamist attacks. In ordinary circumstances, police keep their firearms locked in their patrol cars. Last week, just hours before the Paris attacks, Norway's police chief had announced they would be...
  • Alone and Defenseless: A UK Citizen's call for arms

    01/23/2015 7:29:40 AM PST · by rktman · 79 replies ^ | 1/23/2015 | Ciaran Brady
    This is where we find ourselves now. Every citizen in Europe and the UK faces the risk of an Islamic attack merely while going about normal day-to-day business. UK citizens in particular face this risk whilst being denied weapons of self defense. In the past I have fully and enthusiastically supported the UK’s complete ban on hand guns. But immediately after the killing of Lee Rigby I began to reconsider the wisdom of that ban and I now utterly oppose it. As things stand in the UK, hand guns are illegal. For those shotguns you could own, extremely strict licensing...
  • Police South of the Border are Often Disarmed

    10/22/2014 1:50:01 PM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    I do not know where the above picture was taken.   I recall that I saw many empty holsters on police in Panama at shift change.   The practice was that the police did not keep a pistol with them; they were issued one at work, and turned it in at the end of the shift.  I vaguely recall seeing a banana or plantain in a couple of them. I understand that Mexican police generally keep their firearms with them, but several other countries in Central and South America have the same policy as I saw in Panama.   Police in...
  • Ft. Hood Shooter Ran Free for 15 to 20 Minutes — Before Being Stopped by Military Policewoman

    04/03/2014 10:04:37 AM PDT · by montag813 · 73 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 04-03-2014 | Gina Cassini
    by Gina Cassini | Top Right News Outrageous. Reckless. Senseless. That is what many military families are calling the continuing ban on concealed carry for servicemembers on U.S. military bases. Bases like Ft. Hood, where 3 brave members of our military were gunned down by an apparently mentally-compromised Spc. Ivan Lopez. And the outrage will only grow in light of a new shocking report that Lopez was able to remain free for 15 to 20 minutes -- more than enough time for him to kill 3 and wound 16 -- before finally being confronted by a military policewoman, whereupon he took...
  • CNN: Washington FBI Confirms no AR-15 was used in Navy Yard Attack

    09/17/2013 7:07:53 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 136 replies
    Twitter ^ | Sept 17th, 2013 | Pamela Brown
    FBI Washington field office just confirmed gunman was NOT armed with AR15. Spokesperson says 1 shotgun and 2 pistols recovered— Pamela Brown (@PamelaBrownCNN) September 17, 2013
  • How They Disarmed Our British Cousins

    03/22/2013 8:23:38 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 20 replies
    rightwing ^ | Written By : Jaz McKay
    "You’re sound asleep when you hear a thump outside your bedroom door. Half-awake, and nearly paralyzed with fear, you hear muffled whispers. At least two people have broken into your house and are moving your way. With your heart pumping, you reach down beside your bed and pick up your shotgun. You rack a shell into the chamber, then inch toward the door and open it. In the darkness, you make out two shadows. One holds something that looks like a crowbar. When the intruder brandishes it as if to strike, you raise the shotgun and fire. The blast knocks...
  • Netanyahu accepts limited Palestinian state (if it is disarmed)

    06/14/2009 10:54:14 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 1,458+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/14/09 | AP
    JERUSALEM – Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu on Sunday called for creation of a limited Palestinian state for the first time, saying it would have to be disarmed. Netanyahu made the call during a major policy speech about his Mideast peacemaking intentions. "In any peace agreement, the territory under Palestinian control must be disarmed, with solid security guarantees for Israel," he said.
  • Gun Owners Not Welcome on Obama's White House Team?

    11/17/2008 6:47:35 AM PST · by cardinal4 · 23 replies · 706+ views
    artorius castus blog ^ | 14 Nov 08 | CNS
    President-elect Barack Obama’s transition team is showing its hostility toward lawful firearm owners by “weeding out” job applicants who own firearms themselves, a Second Amendment group says.
  • They're Armed, Dangerous And Next Door

    10/22/2005 1:41:31 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 167 replies · 3,465+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | October 22, 2005 | Daniel Ruth
    Some years ago, long after a co-worker had left the Ministry of Truth, a number of us learned that, during this person's tenure among us, the individual frequently was armed and dangerous in the workplace. If there is such a thing as a retroactive, post-traumatic, primal scream/crawling into a fetal position/whimpering with delayed fear syndrome -- the idea that many of us once worked alongside not only a complete crazy nut job, but a complete crazy nut job with a GUN certainly qualifies. Or, put another way, if you ever needed a reason to install the mother of all panic...
  • Crime-hit Brazil split over possible gun sales ban

    07/24/2005 8:41:35 PM PDT · by epow · 17 replies · 516+ views
    RedNova ^ | 7/20/05 | AndreiKhalip
    Crime-hit Brazil split over possible gun sales ban RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Reuters) - Rio de Janeiro taxi driver Luiz Marcelo is normally mild mannered, but he loses his temper when Brazil's upcoming referendum on whether gun sales should be banned comes up in a conversation. "All you see around us in the streets is crime, and the best they can think of is to disarm honest citizens like me and you," the 50-year-old almost shouts. "I have a gun at home and another one in this car and I'm not giving them up." Many Brazilians share this view, saying...
  • Brazilian woman hands in 1,300 guns ["arsenal"]

    07/24/2004 4:26:02 AM PDT · by risk · 30 replies · 1,050+ views
    Reuters UK ^ | Sat 24 July, 2004 08:04 | Reuters
    Brazilian woman hands in 1,300 guns Sat 24 July, 2004 08:04 RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Reuters) - A Brazilian woman has surrendered an arsenal of about 1,300 firearms under the country's guns-for-money disarmament program that started last week. A federal police spokeswoman in the city of Sao Paulo said the woman, who will receive $65,600 (35,800 pounds) for the weaponry that ranged from muskets to mortar shells, told police she was the daughter of a late guns collector. Police transported the guns from her house under heavy escort on Friday and would not reveal her identity. Police across Brazil have...
  • 'Pulp Fiction' raid on diners

    02/03/2004 9:20:41 AM PST · by TERMINATTOR · 28 replies · 172+ views
    This is LONDON ^ | 03/02/04 | Tariq Tahir and Humfrey Hunter
    Armed robbers who held up terrified diners at gunpoint in a London restaurant are today being hunted by police. In a raid reminiscent of a scene from the film Pulp Fiction, the thieves held a gun to a customer's head as they forced diners to hand over money, mobile phones and other belongings. The robbers, who also used the gun to threaten one of the waiters, made their victims put all their possessions on the dining tables - reducing women to tears as they forced them to hand over their wedding rings. A senior flying squad officer described the robbery...

    01/09/2004 5:03:28 PM PST · by TERMINATTOR · 160 replies · 243+ views ^ | January 9, 2004 | Larry Pratt
    Near the Canadian border in Boundary County, Idaho during August of 1992, the federal government went berserk. At Ruby Ridge Randy Weaver suffered the loss of his wife and son -- neither of whom had committed a crime -- to government agents. The feds brought about an even worse debacle in Waco the next year, and other less breathtaking abuses of power have occurred with disturbing frequency. Both tragedies stemmed from enforcement of unconstitutional laws for alleged crimes that had harmed no one. Randy Weaver, in collaboration with Sheriff Richard Mack, has taken a look back at the ten years...
  • Residents urge 'murder cease-fire'(Kumbaya alert)

    06/16/2003 5:35:02 PM PDT · by 45Auto · 8 replies · 178+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 16 June 2003 | Judith Person
    <p>An estimated 50 D.C. residents gathered at Freedom Plaza yesterday to call for a "murder cease-fire" in honor of Father's Day.</p> <p>"We want no murders in D.C. in honor of Father's Day," said Kenneth Barnes, who leads Reaching Out to Others Together, an advocacy group for victims.</p>
  • Lake's Silent Killer Is Disarmed

    01/31/2003 8:59:55 AM PST · by blam · 22 replies · 353+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 1-31-2003 | Nicola Jones
    Lake's silent killer to be disarmed 14:46 30 January 03 Exclusive from New Scientist Print Edition After years of waiting, Cameroon is finally able to begin disarming the silent killer that lurks in one of its deadly lakes. The deep waters of Lake Monoun contain a large amount of dissolved carbon dioxide that could erupt at any time and suffocate people nearby. But researchers have now started installing three pipes that will carefully pump the gas-rich water to the surface. There, the gas is released from the water little by little and blows away. Pumping is expected to get underway...