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  • Counsel: Confident (Chicago) Gun Ban Will Hold

    07/24/2008 3:05:02 PM PDT · by IncPen · 35 replies · 138+ views
    WBBM Radio ^ | 7.24.08 | WBBM Radio
    CHICAGO (WBBM) -- Chicago’s gun laws have been challenged in federal court since the Supreme Court’s decision on the D.C. ban. But, City Corporation Counsel Mara Georges has told two City Council committees she’s confident Chicago’s law will stand. Georges tells Aldermen the Supreme Court’s decision on Washington, D.C.’s handgun ban shouldn’t apply to Chicago, because previous Supreme Court rulings have said Second Amendment "right to bear arms" doesn’t apply to local governments, like Cities. She says D.C. is a federal jurisdiction. And Georges is confident that, and other arguments, will prevail, at least in the lower courts. But, she...
  • Burglar shot, killed in Park Heights home

    07/16/2008 6:08:55 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 21 replies · 129+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | July 16, 2008 | Annie Linskey and Gus G. Sentementes
    A Park Heights man shot and killed a 45-year-old man who was attempting to burglarize his aunt's home early Wednesday morning, a police spokeswoman said.
  • best .45 handgun

    07/13/2008 2:26:19 PM PDT · by zeeshan · 133 replies · 8,930+ views
    need advice on handgun
  • 2 VIDEOS of Jerusalem bulldozer terrorist attack

    07/02/2008 7:52:58 AM PDT · by drzz · 8 replies · 139+ views
    VIDEOS ^ | 07 02 2008 | drzz
    Three people were killed and 66 were wounded - one moderately and the rest lightly - on Wednesday afternoon when a bulldozer driver went on a rampage in downtown Jerusalem. The attack, at the junction of Jaffa Road and Sarei Yisrael St., set off a panic in the area and left a large swath of damage in the heart of the capital. Traffic was halted, and hundreds of people fled through the streets in panic as medics treated the wounded. A car was dragged several meters by the bulldozer before being crushed under the vehicle. The parents of a baby...
  • US handgun ban challenge spreads

    06/27/2008 11:44:10 PM PDT · by Schnucki · 42 replies · 242+ views
    BBC News ^ | June 28, 2008 | Staff
    A powerful gun lobby group in the United States has filed legal challenges to handgun bans in San Francisco and Chicago. The lawsuits come a day after the US Supreme Court ruled that a ban on the private possession of handguns in Washington DC was unconstitutional. A National Rifle Association lawyer said the cases were necessary to expand the ruling to other states and cities. San Francisco's mayor says he plans to fight the NRA challenge. The San Francisco lawsuit challenges the city's handgun ban in public housing, while in Chicago it challenges a ruling that makes it illegal to...
  • One Gun A Month Headed For Assembly Floor - Monday!

    06/19/2008 2:21:42 PM PDT · by Coleus · 12 replies · 330+ views
    Please Contact Your Assembly Members and Assembly Leadership Immediately! On Monday, June 23, the New Jersey Assembly is scheduled to vote on A339 - New Jersey's latest version of gun rationing legislation, which affects collectors, sportsmen, target shooters, and interferes with the inheritance of firearms.The legislation, sponsored by Assemblywoman Joan Quigley (D-32), would criminalize the purchase of more than one handgun per month by honest citizens, even though they have already been pre-certified by the state as law abiding citizens after passing a comprehensive 13-point background investigation. Multiple handgun permits could not be used during the same 30-day period,...
  • Gun At Officer Shooting Scene Traced To Duncannon Man (Philly Cop Shooting)

    05/07/2008 12:19:42 PM PDT · by Tallguy · 10 replies · 125+ views
    WGAL ^ | May 6, 2008
    Police: Gun At Officer Shooting Scene Traced To Duncannon Man HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A gun sold in Harrisburg for drugs wound up in Philadelphia, where it was found at the scene of a fatal shooting of a police officer, officials said. Police said Levi Swigart, 19, of Duncannon, Perry County, told them he sold the .22-caliber revolver to buy crack from a man at a convenience store along Cameron Street in Harrisburg. Swigart's mother reported the gun stolen in February. The same gun was found at the scene where Philadelphia police officer Steven Liczbinski was shot and killed over the...

    04/17/2008 5:51:22 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 26 replies · 80+ views
    Barack Obama: Change We Can Believe In ^ | Barack Obama: Change We Can Believe In
    Respect the Second Amendment: Millions of hunters own and use guns each year. Millions more participate in a variety of shooting sports such as sporting clays, skeet, target and trap shooting that may not necessarily involve hunting. As a former constitutional law professor, Barack Obama believes the Second Amendment creates an individual right, and he greatly respects the constitutional rights of Americans to bear arms. He will protect the rights of hunters and other law-abiding Americans to purchase, own, transport, and use guns for the purposes of hunting and target shooting. He also believes that the right is subject to...
  • Obama Supports Total Handgun Ban

    04/17/2008 3:34:29 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 24 replies · 246+ views
    The Husaria: For Our Freedom and Yours ^ | 4/17/08 | Winged Hussar 1683
    American Hunters and Shooters Association (AHSA, a front for anti-Second Amendment entities) is running an ad in Pennsylvania that says Obama supports the rights of hunters and shooters. “The Democrats and Gun Control” from the Wall Street Journal [] exposes Obama for the liar he is. As a state senate candidate in 1996, Mr. Obama endorsed a complete ban on all handguns in a questionnaire. The Obama campaign has claimed he “never saw or approved the questionnaire,” and that an aide filled it out incorrectly. But a few weeks ago, found an amended version of the questionnaire []. It...
  • A Handgun Ban Won't Work [some common sense from Canada]

    03/09/2008 12:13:41 PM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 10 replies · 755+ views
    National Post ^ | 3/3/08 | Lorne Gunter
    Nearly 340,000 Canadians -- about 1% of the population -- were victims of violent crime in 2006, according to a Statistics Canada study released in late February. But just 8,100 were victims of a violent crime committed with a gun. If you were the victim of a gun crime, it's probably no comfort to know you were one of "just" 8,100. Still, despite the hype, gun crime is not statistically a serious problem in Canada. Banning guns, or even restricting their use more closely, will have no appreciable impact on rates of violent crime. Knives are used in nearly three...
  • Pistol For Police Marketed To The Public (LAPD SIS - City & Civil Rights Leaders Outraged)

    01/12/2008 5:16:32 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 65 replies · 1,950+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 12, 2008 | Richard Winton
    Pistol for police marketed to the public City leaders criticize the modified version of a gun originally made for an elite unit of the Los Angeles Police Department that has a history of fatal shootings. By Richard Winton Los Angeles Times Staff Writer January 12, 2008 To the dismay of some city leaders, a gun company is marketing a line of high-end pistols named for the LAPD's Special Investigation Section, an elite group of plainclothes detectives with a history of fatally shooting suspects. The guns for the undercover unit were created at the request of the Los Angeles Police Department....
  • Wal-Mart Ammo? (Vanity)

    12/12/2007 3:21:01 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 73 replies · 3,332+ views
    Can anyone tell me if the quality of Wal-Mart ammunition (specifically, .38's) is any less than the quality of name-brands like Winchester or Remington? I will need to purchase about 150 rounds for a shoot this weekend, and I'd like to keep the expense on the low side without sacrificing safety, quality or accuracy.

    12/12/2007 2:15:35 PM PST · by CHICAGOFARMER · 34 replies · 685+ views
    ISRA ^ | 12-12.2007 | Chicagofarmer
    ISRA Alert: TOTAL COOK COUNTY GUN BAN CLEARS FIRST HURDLE Rabid gun-grabbers on the Cook County Board came one step closer last week to instituting a total ban on firearm ownership in the county – except for police and military personnel. Introduced by Commissioner William Beavers, the so-called “Safe Streets/Weapons Registration Ordinance” appears on the surface to be some sort of gun registration scheme. However, closer examination reveals that the only people who could comply with the registration requirements would be Chicago residents who had previously registered their guns with the city. Everyone else in Cook County would have to...
  • Subway shooter `used his training'

    06/30/2007 8:56:02 AM PDT · by traumer · 49 replies · 2,323+ views
    Two friends accused of robbing a Subway sandwich shop didn't count on a customer packing a gun. After a quiet dinner with his grandfather Wednesday, Donicio Arrindell and his best friend headed out for the night. Three hours later, he was dead and his friend Fredrick Gadson was critically wounded. The duo -- lifelong friends and roommates -- are accused of storming into a Plantation Subway shop, armed and announcing a robbery. They didn't plan to encounter retired Marine John Lovell, 71, who had just finished a veggie sandwich and had a gun tucked in his waistband. On Friday, two...
  • One tough beauty queen [Venus Ramey, 82, shoots tire, stops intruders]

    04/20/2007 10:57:20 AM PDT · by the irate magistrate · 71 replies · 5,715+ views
    Cincinnati Enquirer ^ | 04/20/07 | Kimball Perry
    <p>Venus Ramey has earned lots of fame in her 82 years.</p> <p>She was Miss America 1944 and later a candidate for Cincinnati City Council and worked to save Over-the-Rhine's historic buildings. She performed on Broadway and in movies.</p> <p>Now, though, she's in the news for another reason.</p>
  • 03/13/07 - More coverage of RT (Roanoke Times, VA) debacle

    03/14/2007 5:10:42 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 3 replies · 517+ views
    Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc. - VA-Alert ^ | March 13, 2007 | Philip Van Cleave
    I am starting to get more intel on the Fredericksburg Freelance-Star. Turns out they have four radio stations in the area and even a phone book business. Oh, and FLS's radio stations have some competition from a local AM station. ;-) The AM station isn't aiding criminals and endangering the lives of law-abiding permit holders. This is getting better all the time. VCDL will have a booth at the Fredericksburg gun show this weekend - stop by and say hello. **Also let me know if you would be interested in helping VCDL picket the Freelance-Star's customers.** Here is another story...
  • New House ~ New Handgun ... any advice?

    02/27/2007 4:29:26 AM PST · by Elle Bee · 244 replies · 3,420+ views
    February 27, 2007 | Vanity
    I'm 90 miles from Cuba and I'm going to purchase a new handgun for a new house. I'm thinking .45 ... Kimber I'm open to all opinion and option. I'm still holding out the thought of a revolver over an automatic for ease of maintenance in the subtropics These threads are always informative and I would appreaciate your input before I make a final decision. .
  • 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...
  • Firearm scope/site mounting rail options.

    09/14/2006 4:00:38 PM PDT · by hophead · 4 replies · 385+ views
    9/14/2006 | hophead
    I hope someone can lead me in the right direction. I am looking for diagrams preferrably or some other clear explanation of the cross section of different mounting systems for handguns. The Weaver mount is one example. I cannot find a cross section with dimensions anywhere. I have googled but came up empty. I am CONFIDENT some of you could educate me on this. Thanks for your help.
  • World’s Smallest Functional Revolver [cuter than puppies]

    08/15/2006 7:49:35 PM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 47 replies · 1,411+ views
    TechEblog ^ | 15. August 2006 | unattributed
    At just 2.16-inches, the SwissMiniGun is the world’s smallest functional revolver, complete with ammunition — shoots tiny 0.35-inch long bullets. This miniature Swiss-made revolver and its ammunition are painstakingly crafted using watchmaking technology. Looks like the little shooter could do some damage, propelling that tiny slug at 426.5 f/sec. out of the muzzle. _____ [Product information follows]
  • 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...
  • Judge Rejects San Francisco's Handgun Ban

    06/13/2006 4:31:47 PM PDT · by cougar_mccxxi · 9 replies · 809+ views
    CNS News ^ | June 13, 2006 | Susan Jones
    A San Francisco Superior Court judge on Monday threw out the city's voter-approved ban on handguns, ruling that state law trumps local jurisdictions in gun control matters. Proposition H, approved last November with 58 percent of the vote, banned the possession, manufacture, distribution, sale and transfer of firearms and ammunition within San Francisco. (Exceptions were made for specific professional purposes, such as police or security work.) The National Rifle Association sued the city, arguing that state law preempts local gun control ordinances. The judge agreed. Both the National Rifle Association and the Second Amendment Foundation called the decision a victory...

    05/10/2006 1:59:00 PM PDT · by robowombat · 47 replies · 1,890+ views
    The Public Interest via rbka ^ | Fall 1993 | Jeffrey R. Snyder
    A NATION OF COWARDS Jeffrey R. Snyder OUR SOCIETY has reached a pinnacle of self-expression and respect for individuality rare or unmatched in history. Our entire popular culture -- from fashion magazines to the cinema -- positively screams the matchless worth of the individual, and glories in eccentricity, nonconformity, independent judgment, and self-determination. This enthusiasm is reflected in the prevalent notion that helping someone entails increasing that person's "self-esteem"; that if a person properly values himself, he will naturally be a happy, productive, and, in some inexplicable fashion, responsible member of society. And yet, while people are encouraged to revel...
  • Governor signs law endorsing Hoosiers' right to use deadly force (INDIANA)

    03/22/2006 9:55:38 AM PST · by hoosierboy · 15 replies · 1,938+ views
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Mitch Daniels signed into law legislation endorsing Indiana residents' right to use deadly force against intruders, a change that prevents courts from ruling that individuals should flee first before using a gun. The legislation signed into law Tuesday states that Hoosiers do not have to retreat before using deadly force to prevent serious bodily injury to themselves or someone else. Indiana did not previously require residents to retreat before using a gun or other deadly weapon. The new law, however, clarifies state law and prevents courts from determining that Hoosiers should run before using a gun....
  • Need advice on choosing a gun

    12/10/2005 1:02:11 PM PST · by Melinda in TN · 105 replies · 5,430+ views
    My husband is giving me a revolver for Christmas. I have my choice between a 357 Magnum Taurus model 605 or a 38-Special undercover police special. He says I can't hold the 357 magnum when I pull the trigger. I currently carry a .380 semi-auto and I know they are both much more powerful than that. He said he will carry the one I don't choose. Both guns have a 2" barrel. Is the 357 magnum really that bad? Opinions? Here are pictures. The 357 is a much better looking gun but I want something I can handle. This is...
  • Vanity - Need Recommendation for a Hand Gun

    11/17/2005 7:12:41 PM PST · by dit_xi · 195 replies · 9,809+ views
    Where else but here can a guy get the best recommendation for a hand gun?
  • San Francisco Voters Approve Handgun Ban

    11/09/2005 3:09:39 PM PST · by cougar_mccxxi · 64 replies · 1,472+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Wednesday, November 9, 2005 | LOUISE CHU
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Voters approved ballot measures to ban handguns in San Francisco and urge the city's public high schools and college campuses to keep out military recruiters. The gun ban prohibits the manufacture and sale of all firearms and ammunition in the city, and makes it illegal for residents to keep handguns in their homes or businesses. Only two other major U.S. cities _ Washington and Chicago _ have implemented such sweeping handgun bans.
  • (CA) Assembly Bill 352 : Fingerprinting for Handguns

    07/24/2005 5:22:23 AM PDT · by holymoly · 56 replies · 1,026+ views
    Canyon News ^ | Jul 24, 2005 | Michelle Lanz
    The anonymity of ammunition is being fought with the proposal of Assembly Bill 352, which, if passed, would require that every semiautomatic handgun sold after January 2009 be equipped with a new microstamping technology that would allow law enforcement officials to link the used bullet cases to the handguns from which they were fired. This new technology would stamp a serial number on to every bullet fired from a particular gun. That number would be linked to the owner of the gun in already existing database of gun owners. In a recent press release introducing the legislation, Assemblyman Paul Koretz...
  • TX: Pre-K student brings handgun to school

    05/18/2005 11:54:31 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 643+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/18/05 | AP - Austin
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A pre-kindergarten student brought a handgun to school, where it was seized by a fifth-grader and turned over to the principal, school district officials said Tuesday. The 5-year-old reportedly displayed the loaded weapon outside the Blanton Elementary School cafeteria where students were gathered before class. The fifth-grader recognized it was real and took it to the principal. Investigators were trying to determine how the child got the gun, Austin Independent School District spokeswoman Carmen Luevanos said. District police said they will pursue charges against the adult who allowed the student to bring the weapon to school....
  • State May Void Gun Laws

    04/21/2005 12:53:00 PM PDT · by Portmeirion · 4 replies · 492+ views
    Wilmette Life ^ | 04/21/05 | John R. Kelly
    Handgun bans in towns like Wilmette and Oak Park face an uncertain fate after the Illinois Senate voted last week to do away with local prohibitions. Lawmakers voted 37 to 21 to strip towns of the power to outlaw firearms as part of a package that would also require gun show vendors to run criminal background checks on customers and force police to destroy gun purchase records within 90 days. Senate Bill 57, which has the backing of the National Rifle Association, appeared to be headed for rough waters in the Illinois House though, where a twin measure was defeated...
  • Springfield Million Mom March Organizer arrested on weapons charge

    03/01/2005 12:15:27 PM PST · by Syntyr · 45 replies · 1,758+ views
    Anti-gun activist arrested after firearm found at home By JASON PISCIA STAFF WRITER A Springfield woman who began lobbying against gun violence after her son was shot to death in 2002 was arrested last week when police allegedly found an illegal gun and drugs in her home. Annette "Flirty" Stevens, however, said Monday she's innocent, and the arrest is an attempt by police to get her to give up information about unsolved crime in the city. The handgun, which had a scratched-off serial number, and drugs allegedly were discovered Friday morning inside Stevens' home in the 2500 block of South...
  • NRA dials up heat on gun ban (in Illinois)

    02/03/2005 7:55:53 AM PST · by CHICAGOFARMER · 16 replies · 1,583+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 2.3.2005 | By Ray Long and Christi Parsons
    NRA dials up heat on gun ban in (Illinois) SPRINGFIELD -- Fresh off its success at poking holes in a Wilmette handgun ban, the National Rifle Association has launched a new legislative drive to dismantle strong gun prohibitions in Chicago and test Gov. Rod Blagojevich's wavering commitment to broader gun control. Taking direct aim at Mayor Richard Daley's hard-line stance against the proliferation of guns, the NRA package of state legislation would allow residents of Chicago and other communities that ban handgun ownership to legally keep the weapons in their homes for self-defense purposes. It also would hold Chicago and...
  • Vanity: Advice needed on best small semi-auto handgun for new shooter.

    01/29/2005 3:57:06 PM PST · by cicero's_son · 59 replies · 10,592+ views
    01-29-01 | self
    I'm hoping for some good advice from fellow Freepers about which handgun to purchase. I'm a novice shooter (with handguns at least). Don't really know very much about them. I've applied for a conceal carry permit in Indiana, and I'm signed up for the next NRA basic education classes at the local range. This will be my first (and possibly only) small sidearm purchase. I don't want or need anything too heavy-duty. Just a reliable, effective, easy to use, accurate pistol for personal and home defense. I'm leaning toward a Glock 9mm, but I understand there is a wide divergence...
  • Reconciling lawfulness, safety of handgun debate

    01/22/2005 7:15:48 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 10 replies · 758+ views ^ | 1 19 05 | Parker Howell
    Viewpoints differ on which firearms rules stay within the law and keep students safe Parker Howell Senior News Reporter January 19, 2005 While the Oregon University System's contentious rule restricting Concealed Handgun License holders from carrying firearms on university campuses has remained static since graduate student Brian Stubbs challenged it in court last year, debate continues over what balance of power between gun owners and the OUS will create the safest campuses. Supporters of concealed firearms say the OUS policy violates state law, and concealed handguns are a right necessary for self-defense. Opponents argue that handguns on university campuses are...
  • San Francisco to Vote on Handgun Ban in Nov.

    01/20/2005 7:26:40 AM PST · by cougar_mccxxi · 32 replies · 754+ views
    Fox News ^ | Thursday, January 20, 2005 | Associated Press
    SAN FRANCISCO — Frustrated by a 28 percent increase in homicides during the past year, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors has proposed a sweeping measure banning handguns, injecting the city into the national debate over gun control.
  • Does God Believe in Gun Control? By David B. Kopel

    01/07/2005 8:48:46 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 26 replies · 928+ views
    "You are doing God's work," Brady Bill sponsor Charles Schumer remarked to Sarah Brady at one Congressional hearing. And perhaps one could argue that if it took God seven days to make the world, people shouldn't be able to buy a gun in any less time. But did God really endorse the Brady Bill? One would certainly think so, given the huge number of Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish religious organizations that endorsed the Brady Bill, and which endorse virtually every other gun control proposal. God's anti-gun army is prominent not just in Washington, but also in the state legislatures. This...

    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...
  • SAF Blasts Proposed San Francisco Handgun Ban: 'We Beat That In 1982'

    12/16/2004 9:34:21 PM PST · by cougar_mccxxi · 4 replies · 633+ views
    12/16/2004 | Alan Gottlieb
    SAF Blasts Proposed San Francisco Handgun Ban: 'We Beat That In 1982' 12/16/2004 5:07:00 PM To: State Desk Contact: Alan Gottlieb of the Second Amendment Foundation, 425-454-7012 BELLEVUE, Wash., Dec. 16 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Calling it an "ill-considered return visit of anti-gun bigotry," the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) today blasted plans to put a handgun ban on the November 2005 ballot in San Francisco, Calif. reminding proponents of the measure that such a ban was declared illegal when first tried in 1982. "This issue was decided by the California courts more than 22 years ago, and the gun ban extremists...
  • Companies that ban guns put on defensive

    12/10/2004 9:44:43 PM PST · by crushelits · 50 replies · 1,514+ views ^ | Fri Dec 10,11:50 | Stephanie Armour
    Ronald Honeycutt didn't hesitate. The Pizza Hut driver had just finished dropping off a delivery when a man holding a gun approached him. Honeycutt wasn't about to become another robbery statistic. He grabbed the 9 mm handgun he always carries in his belt and shot the man more than 10 times, killing him. Honeycutt faced no criminal charges, because prosecutors decided that he acted in self-defense. But the 39-year-old did lose his job: Carrying a gun violated Pizza Hut's no-weapons rule. "It's not fair," says Honeycutt of Carmel, Ind., who has found another pizza-delivery job and continues to carry a...
  • Gun collector visited by Waterbury police

    12/10/2004 1:37:50 PM PST · by SASsySIGster · 83 replies · 2,222+ views
    The Waterbury Republican-American ^ | 12-10-2004 | Ben Conery
    WATERBURY -- It never dawned on William Bechard that the two old Smith & Wesson revolvers he found for sale earlier this year in the Bargain News would get him arrested. The classified advertisement newspaper led Bechard, 52, to a man in Hartford who was selling a .32-caliber revolver and a .38-caliber revolver. Bechard, of Waterbury, is an avid gun collector and trader who owns nearly 100 rifles and handguns, nearly all of them more than 50 years old. Bechard said he bought the two revolvers in April for about $300. The man Bechard bought the guns from called about...
  • Will there be another Terrorist attack?

    08/28/2004 10:13:21 PM PDT · by RabbiMermelstein · 20 replies · 2,126+ views ^ | 28 August 2004 | Rabbi R. Mermelstein
    This alert is located at: To freedom lovers everywhere, All those who believe that new terrorist acts similar to 9/11 won't touch them should delete this e-mail. That which I have to say does not apply to you, and I don't want to waste your time. Those of you still reading this know that most recently we have seen how militant radical Islamists swayed the elections in Spain using terror attacks on civilian train commuters. It worked. Spain elected a socialist president that promised to distance himself from America in our fight against terrorism. Never mind 9/11! Earlier in...
  • 99% Recovery of Previous "Ask the Rabbi" Articles by R. Mermelstein!

    08/13/2004 10:38:17 AM PDT · by RabbiMermelstein · 15 replies · 893+ views ^ | 13 August 2003 | Rabbi R. Mermelstein
    PLEASE FORWARD THIS ALERT TO YOUR CONTACTS IMMEDIATELY! DO NOT LET THIS ALERT DIE! PASS IT ON! GUN OWNERS ALLIANCE ALERT! Chris W. Stark - Director P.O. Box 16441 Colorado Springs, CO, 80935-6441 Office: 1-719-391-0943 13 August 2004 99% Recovery of Previous "Ask the Rabbi" Articles by R. Mermelstein! You are receiving this message because you requested our alerts. Subscribe/UnSubscribe instructions near the bottom of the alert. Copyright © 2004 by Gun Owners Alliance. Republication permitted only if this e-mail alert is left intact in its original state. This alert is located at: Good news to all!...
  • Guns Worn In Open Legal, But Alarm Va. 'Exercising Right' Called 'Unreasonable' by Some

    07/16/2004 10:11:07 AM PDT · by SASsySIGster · 48 replies · 1,729+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Thursday, July 15, 2004 | Tom Jackman
    <p>On July 2, Fairfax County police received a 911 call from a Champps restaurant in Reston. Six men are seated at a table, the caller said. They're all armed.</p> <p>Dispatchers quickly sent four officers to the scene. The officers were "extremely polite" and were hoping that some of the men were in law enforcement, said Sgt. Richard Perez, a spokesman for the police department. None was.</p>
  • Keep Quiet or Walk Out - by Rabbi R. Mermelstein

    07/16/2004 8:21:21 AM PDT · by GunOwnersAlliance · 1 replies · 852+ views ^ | 16 July 2004 | Rabbi R. Mermelstein
    PLEASE FORWARD THIS ALERT TO YOUR FRIENDS AND ENEMIES ALIKE! DO NOT LET THIS ALERT DIE. PASS IT ON! GUN OWNERS ALLIANCE !!ALERT!! Chris W. Stark - Director P.O. Box 16441 Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80935-6441 Ph. 1-719-391-0943 e-mail: 16 July 2004 Keep Quiet or Walk Out - by Rabbi R. Mermelstein (Subscribe/UnSubscribe instructions at the bottom of this alert) Copyright © 2004 by Rabbi R. Mermelstein. Republication permitted ONLY if this e-mail alert is left intact in its original state. If you have not heard the good news of late, Rabbi R. Mermelstein has agreed to answer a...
  • "ASK THE RABBI" by R. Mermelstein IS BACK!!!

    06/27/2004 8:47:22 PM PDT · by GunOwnersAlliance · 18 replies · 1,036+ views
    Gun Owners Alliance ^ | 27 June 2004 | Rabbi R. Mermelstein
    -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- PLEASE FORWARD THIS ALERT TO YOUR FRIENDS AND ENEMIES ALIKE! DO NOT LET THIS ALERT DIE - PASS IT ON! GUN OWNERS ALLIANCE !!ALERT!! Chris W. Stark - Director P.O. Box 16441 Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80935-6441 Ph. 1-719-391-0943 e-mail: 27 June 2004 ++++++++++++++++++ "ASK THE RABBI" by R. Mermelstein IS BACK!!! +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ (Subscribe/UnSubscribe instructions at the bottom of this alert) ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Copyright © 2004 by R. Mermelstein and Gun Owners Alliance. Republication permitted ONLY if this e-mail alert is left intact in its original state. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Dear RKBA Friends and supporters, We Welcome an...

    06/02/2004 1:12:07 PM PDT · by CourtneyLeigh · 55 replies · 509+ views
    Havre Daily News ^ | June 02, 2004 | Chuck Muth, President, Citizen Outreach
    STUPIDITY VIRUS STRIKES IN BIG SKY COUNTRY Good grief. It appears a national epidemic has broken out in recent weeks. But when this kind of anti-gun paranoia nonsense hits in MONTANA, you know we REALLY have a big problem. Here’s the latest: An 11-year-old kid finds an unloaded .22-caliber pistol with a part missing which rendered the gun inoperable. Not knowing what to do with it, he took it to his school principal’s office and turned it in. The principal then turned kid the cops. The Havre Daily News ( reported on Tuesday that “police responded at 8:51 a.m....
  • Pizza man saved by gun, but fired for packin' heat

    06/01/2004 4:52:33 AM PDT · by joesnuffy · 21 replies · 290+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | June 1, 2004 | WorldNetDaily
    This is a WorldNetDaily printer-friendly version of the article which follows. To view this item online, visit Tuesday, June 1, 2004 WEAPONS OF CHOICE Pizza man saved by gun, but fired for packin' heat Prosecutors call it 'clear case of self-defense,' yet national chain prohibits carrying firearms Posted: June 1, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 A pizza deliveryman won't face charges for fatally shooting a would-be robber several times when he was approached in a high-crime area, but his employer, Pizza Hut, has fired him for violating a company policy against carrying firearms. Ronald B. Honeycutt, 38,...
  • No Chip in Arm, No Shot From Gun

    04/16/2004 5:18:11 PM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 58 replies · 682+ views
    AP via Wired News ^ | Wednesday, April 14, 2004 | Associated Press
    <p>PALM BEACH, Florida -- A new computer chip promises to keep police guns from firing if they fall into the wrong hands.</p> <p>The tiny chip would be implanted in a police officer's hand and would match up with a scanning device inside a handgun. If the officer and gun match, a digital signal unlocks the trigger so it can be fired. But if a child or criminal would get hold of the gun, it would be useless.</p>
  • L.A. man shoots car thief, charged with murder

    04/08/2004 8:05:51 AM PDT · by joesnuffy · 418 replies · 736+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Wed Apr 7, '04 | unknown
    L.A. Man Shoots Car Thief, Charged with Murder Wed Apr 7, 5:51 PM ET Add U.S. National - Reuters to My Yahoo! LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A 26-year-old Los Angeles man who prosecutors say shot at two thieves stealing his car, killing one of them, was charged on Wednesday with murder. Yoon Ho Song could face 50 years to life in prison if he is convicted of the first degree murder of Mario Sandoval Martinez and a special allegation of using a handgun, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said. Prosecutors say Song came out of...
  • 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...