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  • Shoot First — No Questions Asked (mega barf alert!)

    08/14/2006 3:24:50 PM PDT · by neverdem · 60 replies · 1,476+ views
    NY Times' Terrorist Tip Sheet ^ | August 14, 2006 | Meathead Editorial
    If ever a law was designed as a get-out-of-jail-free card for the trigger-happy gun owner, it’s one that comes to us via the gun lobby and the State of Florida. The law, passed in the last year in 15 states and being considered in eight others, allows the extraordinary use of deadly force when a person simply doesn’t want to back away from a confrontation. There are legitimate kill-or-be-killed situations, but those are defensible in court already. There seems little reason to legally enshrine the right to maim or kill in response to a perceived threat. These laws do just...
  • 10 Years for Harold Fish

    08/04/2006 8:32:31 PM PDT · by marktwain · 34 replies · 7,548+ views
    The Payson Roundup ^ | 4 August, 2006 | Max Foster
    10 years for Harold Fish Fish calls sentence 'terrible miscarriage of justice' By Max Foster, Roundup staff reporter Friday, August 4, 2006 Harold Fish will spend the next 10 years of his life in prison unless the Arizona Supreme Court decides a new state law more sympathetic to self-defense applies to his case. File photo Harold Fish was convicted of second-degree murder in June. Fish, a 59-year-old retired schoolteacher and father of seven, received the mitigated minimum sentence for second-degree murder yesterday in Coconino County Superior Court in Flagstaff. For Fish to receive a new trial, the Supreme Court must...
  • Best Firearm for RV?

    08/03/2006 6:45:43 PM PDT · by SantaLuz · 31 replies · 2,480+ views
    I posted a little while back that my family and I are in the final planning stages of taking a sabbattical year and travelling the US in an RV: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1650540/posts Although I currently don't have a firearm at home I'm thinking about purchasing one to take on the RV. But I have some questions/concerns: - Is is legal to carry a gun in an RV? What kind of permit would I need to cross state lines? - What would the best weapon be to use in an RV park where a missed shot could easily travel through other RVs in...
  • State trooper pleads guilty to possessing machine gun

    07/26/2006 4:47:07 PM PDT · by bad company · 344 replies · 3,526+ views
    Belleville News-Democrat ^ | Jul. 26, 2006 | ASHLEY TUSAN JOYNER
    Illinois State Police trooper Gregory Mugge pleaded guilty to one charge of possessing an unregistered machine gun in federal court on Tuesday, according to an announcement from the U.S. attorney's office. Mugge, 52, of Jerseyville, was indicted in January, along with Illinois State Police Sgt. James Vest, 39, of O'Fallon, and John Yard, 36, an Illinois State Police special agent assigned to the Collinsville office, each face separate charges of illegal gun possession. Mugge faces up to 10 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000 and a maximum three years of supervised release. He is scheduled to reappear...
  • U.S. Senate Bids to Ban Emergency Gun Confiscation

    07/25/2006 10:00:01 AM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 44 replies · 1,161+ views
    U.S. Senate Bids to Ban Emergency Gun Confiscation But one prominent Democrat, among others, is opposed Updated: July 24th, 2006 05:07 PM PDT Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA) charges a Republican-backed amendment that prohibits the confiscation of guns during an emergency puts police officers and first responders in danger. The amendment, sponsored by Sen. David Vitter (R-LA), was added to the Homeland Security appropriations bill during a July 13 Senate vote. During the rescue and response after Hurricane Katrina police officers and first responders had to pull back from rescuing victims because they were being shot at by snipers. The amendment...
  • Pinkett Smith horrified by U.S. Values

    07/22/2006 6:57:30 PM PDT · by World_Events · 141 replies · 5,886+ views
    Ireland On Line ^ | 7/22/06 | Ireland On Line
    Actress/singer Jada Pinkett Smith is horrified by increasing gun crime in the United States, declaring the country must look to third world countries to rediscover its values. The Wicked Wisdom frontwoman and her actor/rapper husband Will Smith have travelled to Africa on several occasions for charity work and have been humbled by citizens' appreciation of the basic things in life - like education. The Smiths will fund and appear at Charles 'Charlie Mack' Alston's annual Party 4 Peace in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania this weekend, which aims to raise awareness of street crime. Pinkett Smith says: "It's pretty bad everywhere. I think...
  • Teaching the Second Amendment

    07/13/2006 12:51:11 AM PDT · by neverdem · 350 replies · 4,676+ views
    SierraTimes.com ^ | July 13, 2006 | Jennifer Freeman
    The public education system has tremendous influence in shaping the views of millions of young Americans. In many cases, the public school system is the only exposure that many children have to the Bill of the Rights. It is imperative, therefore, to ensure that our nation's teachers are enlightening our young people and teaching them correctly about our rights and the meaning behind them. Unfortunately, the overwhelming majority of educators in the United States appear to promote an anti-gun agenda or, at the very least, prefer not to teach the Second Amendment in its true light. We base this opinion,...
  • Why? (UK gun laws shown to be irrelevant again)

    07/10/2006 4:54:47 PM PDT · by Daniel Bliss · 22 replies · 1,939+ views
    Newcastle Evening Chronicle ^ | July 10th, 2006 | Brenda Hickman
    War veteran David Bradley is thought to have executed four members of his family after storing an arsenal of weapons in his bedroom. It is believed the 40-year-old ex-soldier used a handgun with a silencer to shoot his aunt and uncle Josephine and Peter Purcell and their sons Keith and Glen at point blank range without neighbours hearing. Josephine and Peter were shot in the living room of the family home at Benwell Grove in Newcastle's West End after Bradley lost his temper. Keith and Glen were shot in the kitchen. Bradley is thought to have stayed with the bodies...
  • Murder wave hits US ‘exburbs’

    06/24/2006 7:03:13 PM PDT · by 1066AD · 65 replies · 2,197+ views
    The Sunday Times (UK) ^ | 6/25/2006 | Tony Allen-Mills
    The Sunday Times June 25, 2006 Murder wave hits US ‘exburbs’ Tony Allen-Mills, New York THERE were five teenagers in the car rolling quietly through the muggy night an hour before dawn in central New Orleans. By the time the police caught up with them last weekend, they were all dead — riddled with bullets in the worst outbreak of gun violence since Hurricane Katrina devastated the city last year. An apparent ambush by unknown gunmen in an area still recovering from Katrina’s flooding has delivered a sharp jolt to what many criminologists are describing as complacency about violent crime....
  • Defending Our Greatest Human Right: President Bush vs. the UN's Global Gun Grab

    05/19/2006 7:39:18 AM PDT · by rdmartinjd · 8 replies · 780+ views
    TheVanguard.Org ^ | 19 May 2006 | Rod D. Martin
    "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed." -- Second Amendment, U.S. Constitution "[W]e conclude that the Second Amendment secures an individual right to bear arms."-- Memorandum opinion, Bush Justice Department, 2003 What's the most fundamental of all human rights? The right to life, of course. Without it, all other rights are meaningless -- after all, if you're dead, you clearly can't exercise any of them. Now, if it means anything at all, the right to life must confer the right...
  • Newspaper carrier shoots, wounds youth trying to rob him

    05/11/2006 11:59:24 AM PDT · by csvset · 25 replies · 2,265+ views
    Pilot online ^ | May 11 2006 | MATTHEW ROY
    NORFOLK — A Virginian-Pilot carrier who was delivering newspapers early today shot and wounded one of two youths who tried to rob him, police said. Police planned to charge the youths, who were in custody. Their ages and identities were not released. The injured youth was hospitalized under guard, according to Cpl. Ollan Burruss, police spokesman. His wounds were not considered life-threatening. Police said the shooting happened around 2:52 a.m. in the vicinity of the 3500 block of Chesapeake Blvd. The carrier, who is an independent contractor and not an employee of the newspaper, had just started his route when...
  • Downtown sniper alert

    03/24/2006 12:04:47 PM PST · by Supernatural · 89 replies · 2,308+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | Thursday, March 23, 2006 | Mike Wereschagin
    A worker at a Downtown steam plant who brought a pellet rifle to work to shoot pigeons was mistaken for a sniper Wednesday afternoon, prompting police to shut down part of the city for about two hours. Richard Wills, of Dawson, Fayette County, a maintenance worker in the Pittsburgh Allegheny County Thermal building, brought the weapon to work to chase pigeons away from broken windows on the building's roof, said PACT President Robert Fazio. Someone apparently spotted him - and his rifle - when he stepped out onto the roof for a few seconds, Fazio said. At least three witnesses...
  • Finally, light at the end of the tunnel for...7.62 NATO chambered Mil-Surp rifles

    03/17/2006 2:19:20 PM PST · by holymoly · 4 replies · 937+ views
    Surplusrifle.com ^ | Does it matter? | Mark Trope
    Finally, light at the end of the tunnel for the non-reloading shooter of 7.62 NATO chambered Mil-Surp rifles< Federal 308 Winchester Low Recoil Power Shock round on leftSouth African 7.62 NATO Mil-Surp on right The following paragraph is a quote from a previous article published at Surplusrifle: “Here at Surplusrifle.com, we recommend in the strongest possible terms that you do not fire .308 Winchester ammunition in any Mil-Surp rifle chambered for the 7.62 NATO round.”    It recently came to the attention of Surplusrifle.com that there may be ONE exception to the above statement.  Federal Cartridge Corporation has introduced a “low...
  • Couple throw knives, bombs at each other

    03/13/2006 7:23:59 PM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 40 replies · 980+ views
    News.com.au ^ | 3/14/2006 | Staff
    A MEXICAN couple were recovering separately after a marital spat got out of control and saw them firing guns, throwing knives and hurling homemade bombs, Mexican daily Milenio said yesterday. In scenes taken straight out of hit romantic comedy Mr and Mrs. Smith starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Juan Espinosa and Irma Contreras fought until their house blew up in a homemade gasoline bomb explosion, the paper said. Police called to the home in the indigenous Mayan Indian town of Oxkutzcab in the southeastern state of Yucatan arrested Mr Espinosa. Ms Contreras was taken to hospital with third-degree burns....
  • Stray Bullet Kills Girl At Her Birthday Party

    03/12/2006 8:54:11 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 143 replies · 2,542+ views
    CBS2CHICAGO ^ | 03-12-2006 | CBS2CHICAGO
    Second Girl Shot In 9 Days In Englewood (CBS) For the second time in little more than a week, another young girl is shot to death in the same Chicago neighborhood. It's a crime that has people in the Englewood neighborhood outraged. Ten-year-old Siretha White was celebrating at her own surprise birthday party Saturday night when bullets pierced the window of a home in the South Side neighborhood killing her. Just eight days earlier and just blocks away, 14-year old Starkesia Reed was also killed by a stray bullet in her home. As CBS 2's Rafael Romo reports, the...
  • Troubling stint in jail sets Utahn on crusade

    03/10/2006 5:57:14 AM PST · by Utah Binger · 77 replies · 2,373+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 3/10/2006 | Glen Warchol
    BOUNTIFUL - When Gregg Revell packed his bags for a trip to Pennsylvania last April, he had no idea how far he'd be traveling. Before the week was out, the 57-year-old suburban real estate agent and grandfather would be arrested, thrown into one of the country's most notorious jails, strip searched and inoculated against his will. The soft-spoken Utah native would be on his way to becoming a poster child for the National Rifle Association in a $3 million lawsuit. During a nearly five-day stay in a Newark, N.J., jail, he would meet a terrifying side of America that most...
  • Denver court of appeals upholds gun ruling

    02/20/2006 11:38:25 AM PST · by neverdem · 61 replies · 1,472+ views
    Enid News & Eagle ^ | February 15, 2006 | Staff and wire reports
    A federal appeals court in Denver ruled it was legal for an Oklahoma company to fire workers who violated company policy by having guns in their vehicle on the plant parking lot. Eight former Weyerhaeuser workers sued the company after they were fired in 2002 from the company’s paper mill in Valliant in southeastern Oklahoma. Their firings prompted legislators in 2004 to enact a law that would make it much harder for property owners and employers to ban guns from their property. State law in effect at the time of the firings permitted property owners and employers to control the...
  • Mountain Lion Killed (CA, South Orange County) Video

    01/17/2006 11:42:57 AM PST · by TheDon · 23 replies · 1,781+ views
    KCAL9 News ^ | Jan 17, 2006
    From video, citizen wounded a mountain lion in his backyard. Authorities followed blood trail and killed the mountain lion.
  • (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?
  • Don't blame American guns

    10/28/2005 1:45:14 PM PDT · by holymoly · 17 replies · 1,928+ views
    National Post ^ | October 28, 2005 | John R. Lott
    With Canada's murder rate rising 12% last year and this year's high-profile rash of gang murders (six shootings just this week in Toronto), politicians are looking for someone to blame. The bogeyman, as usual, is America: On Monday night, during his dinner with Condoleezza Rice, Prime Minister Paul Martin claimed Canada's gun crime problem was being caused by weapons smuggled in from the United States. But Paul Martin doesn't have the facts to back up the claim. Despite the $2-billion committed to the Liberals' gun registry, the government does not even know the number of guns seized from criminals, let...