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  • Why can't we protect ourselves?

    06/29/2008 7:21:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies · 111+ views
    winnipeg sun ^ | June 28, 2008 | Joseph Quesnel
    Events in the U.S. and Toronto highlight differences between our two countries on firearms. As Toronto city council bans shooting clubs within city limits, the U.S. Supreme Court issues a ruling validating private gun ownership as constitutionally protected , overruling a restrictive D.C. law banning handguns. Canadians have an interesting relationship with guns. Canada is home to millions of firearms and our level of gun ownership of 22% is close to France and Sweden, yet we speak about them with terror and pretend guns are something only Americans own. Our association of America with guns runs deep. Torontonians speak scornfully...
  • Gun owners protest police action (Pennsylvania)

    05/14/2008 1:54:56 PM PDT · by Tallguy · 10 replies · 150+ views
    The Times Tribune ^ | 5/14/08 | CHARLES SCHILLINGER
    DICKSON CITY — A Friday evening police incident spilled over into a Borough Council meeting Tuesday, with gun-rights advocates alleging harassment by two police officers. The regular monthly meeting erupted into a full-blown debate on the Second Amendment, with more than 20 Pennsylvania Firearm Owners Association members — many of whom were openly armed — arguing their right to carry a weapon in public. Police have yet to release a report of the incident in which a group of customers at Old Country Buffet were questioned about openly carrying handguns in public. At least one of those customers, Rich Banks,...
  • Actor Dennis Farina (Law and Order) arrested at L.A. airport

    05/11/2008 4:40:50 PM PDT · by hole_n_one · 171 replies · 1,906+ views
    Reuters ^ | 11 May 2008
    LOS ANGELES, May 11 (Reuters) - Dennis Farina, a former policeman who built a Hollywood career playing detectives, was arrested on Sunday at Los Angeles International Airport for carrying a loaded gun on his way to board a plane, police said. Farina, 64, told police he brought the .22 caliber, semi-automatic pistol with him on a drive from Arizona to Los Angeles and forgot it was in his briefcase when he tried to pass through airport security, police said in a statement. He was scheduled to take a United Airlines flight to his home in Chicago. "Farina was very apologetic...
  • Bills seek punishment for use, display of fake weapons

    05/03/2008 4:35:37 PM PDT · by Redcitizen · 51 replies · 166+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Sat May 3, 2:01 PM ET | By LUCAS L. JOHNSON II,
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Concerns that realistic-looking toy weapons are confusing police and threatening safety have led 15 states to try going beyond gun control and cracking down on fake firearms.
  • Pizza Delivery Driver Receives Support After Shooting

    04/02/2008 1:00:04 PM PDT · by safetysign · 27 replies · 501+ views
    KCCI TV ^ | 04/02/2008 | AP
    A pizza delivery driver who shot an alleged armed robber in Des Moines last week said he's receiving support from the community. James Spiers III fired multiple shots at a man who allegedly put a gun to his head after Spiers delivered a pizza to an apartment complex. The suspect, Kenneth Jimmerson, was arrested after he called for help. Jimmerson, who suffered at least three gunshot wounds, is charged with first-degree robbery. His finance, Melanie Stout, who police believe called in the pizza order, is charged with conspiracy. Spiers, who works for Pizza Hut, has a valid handgun permit. He...
  • 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...
  • Handgun for concealed carry?

    08/10/2007 9:49:32 AM PDT · by LouAvul · 51 replies · 4,546+ views
    me ^ | 8-10-07 | self
    My handguns are pretty big. For example, my Ruger Super Redhawk is gentle to shoot but sure throws my cadence off when I wear it in an ankle holster. :) For colder weather, whenever outer clothing is appropriate, I carry a Glock 17 in a CompTac holster. Sometimes I'll carry a Sig 220ST in a similar rig. The Glock is comfortable to carry. The Sig is pretty heavy. More and more I'm carrying a S&W Model 66-1 with 2 1/2 barrel. It's not too bad but it's still a pretty big gun. The overall width (of the cylinder) is 1...
  • Missing the target on gun crime

    07/25/2007 10:51:47 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 5 replies · 560+ views
    Toronto Sun - Canada ^ | Wednesday, July 25, 2007 | Lorrie Goldstein
    Missing the target on gun crime By Lorrie Goldstein Toronto Sun, Wednesday, July 25, 2007 Last week, Statistics Canada reported the national crime rate last year dipped to its lowest level in more than a quarter century. Apparently, no one told the gun-toting thugs who murdered an 11-year-old boy in Toronto last weekend along with three other people, fatally shot a 37-year-old man in broad daylight on a Halifax residential street and wounded four others inside a Winnipeg nightclub. By the way, that drop in the crime rate? Actually, as StatsCan noted, that was "driven by a decline in...
  • Would-be robber killed by victim

    07/02/2007 6:46:31 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 24 replies · 942+ views
    Fox 45 News ^ | July 02, 2007 | Fox 45 News
    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) -- The Washington County Sheriff's Office says a woman fought off a would-be robber and killed him. It happened at an apartment on Youngstoun Court in Hagerstown around 3:30 a-m Sunday. When Carri Humphrey opened the door, 32-year-old James Conely rushed in, hit her and pointed a rifle at her. The second woman, Michelle Reeder, rushed into the living room with her handgun. According to court documents, she shot Conely as he moved toward her saying he would kill her. During a struggle, Reeder stabbed Conely in the back and the two women fled. Sheriff's deputies found...
  • Gun Aficionados: Please help me identify this gun... [featured in the movie "Heist"]

    06/07/2007 2:11:28 PM PDT · by Silly · 100 replies · 3,934+ views
    Silly
    In the movie Heist, Gene Hackman sneaks a handgun through a security checkpoint by hiding it in his cup of coffee. The gun is extremely small and thin. He places it in a plastic bag, then pops it into a large coffee cup filled with joe. It is cocked by sliding back the top of the gun. Wish I had a picture, but no Google search has come up empty. The gun is very cool, and I'm hoping someone out there can identify it, by make and model. If someone could please ping the gun people, too, I would be...
  • Fight Against [D.C. Gun] Ban Grew Out of Fear, Frustration

    04/08/2007 8:46:57 PM PDT · by freespirited · 47 replies · 1,512+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 4/8/07 | Elissa Silverman
    Shelly Parker did everything she could to keep her home safe. She owned a dog. She called police when she suspected illegal activity on her block. She installed a security camera on her front window. Her crime-fighting efforts made an impression. One night, Parker found her car window smashed and saw rocks scattered around the vehicle. She felt it was retaliation.... A police officer gave her some advice. Get a gun, he told her. Parker later joined five other residents who took the government to court in an effort to overturn the city's 31-year-old handgun ban. In March, a panel...
  • Liberals, Handguns and the Boogie Man

    03/09/2007 3:59:04 PM PST · by FiveGunsPerYear · 6 replies · 353+ views
    And Another Thing ^ | 3/9/07 | E Lawrence Welch
    Have you ever teased your child (or someone else’s child) about the “Boogie Man”? Growing up – I was subjected to my fair share of harmless teasing....
  • Cain Couldn’t Find His Gun

    02/27/2007 8:42:27 AM PST · by FiveGunsPerYear · 2 replies · 224+ views
    And Another Thing ^ | 2/26/07 | E Lawrence Welch
    Most people are familiar with the biblical story of Cain and Abel – where a man (Cain) takes a stone and strikes his brother (Abel) – killing him – this was his intention...
  • State senate OK's concealed guns in alcohol package sale stores (NM)

    02/16/2007 6:49:12 PM PST · by CedarDave · 7 replies · 363+ views
    The Santa Fe New Mexican ^ | February 16, 2007 | Deborah Baker/AP
    SANTA FE (AP) - Tired of having to ditch your gun for that quick dash into the grocery store? Lawmakers have a solution for you. The state Senate has voted to make it legal for New Mexicans who are licensed to carry concealed weapons to take them into stores that sell alcohol for off-premises consumption. That could include, for example, convenience stores or gas stations or big-box retailers. It would remain illegal to take concealed handguns into bars or other places that served liquor. The Senate voted 26-5 for the bill, sending it to the House. Under current law, it's...
  • Report: Austria approves export of 30,000 handguns to Iran

    02/16/2007 3:54:10 PM PST · by John Jorsett · 31 replies · 1,065+ views
    VIENNA, Austria. Austrian authorities have approved the export of 30,000 handguns to Iran, local media reported Friday, days after a report that sophisticated Austrian rifles were finding their way into the hands of Iraqi insurgents. Austrian media reported the pistols had been sold to Iran's interior ministry, which is in charge of the police force. Austrian economic ministry officials told state radio that their ministry had approved the sale of the "Glock" pistols last month, saying Iranian authorities had provided documentary evidence that they would not be passed on to others. Another request for the weapons from the Iranian army...
  • COUNTY ORDERS NO-HANDGUN SIGNS OUT OF PARKS (TEXAS)

    10/24/2006 5:05:58 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 31 replies · 892+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 24 October 2006 | Bill Murphy
    County attorney says people with licenses allowed to carry the armsHarris County Commissioners Court today ordered the removal of signs banning legally concealed handguns in county parks, after hearing legal advice that the county could not enforce such a ban. County Attorney Mike Stafford's office told the court that the county has been violating state law by banning people with concealed handgun licenses from carrying their guns into parks. A complaint from a resident who saw one of the signs while using a county park prompted the county attorney's office to look into whether it is legal to ban the...
  • Pepper box revolvers

    10/21/2006 7:02:45 AM PDT · by HuntsvilleTxVeteran · 14 replies · 778+ views
    Horstheld Antique handguns ^ | none | none listed
    MARIETTE This specimen with 18 barrels is one of the most impressive and also one of the rarest. The screw-barrels are made from Damascus steel and are kept in the white as fashionable at the time. The ebony grips are deeply engraved. Extremely rare and in fine condition.
  • Judge rules voter-approved S.F. handgun ban is illegal

    06/13/2006 7:57:57 AM PDT · by oblomov · 57 replies · 1,185+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/12/2006 | Bob Egelko
    -- An initiative that San Francisco voters approved last November banning residents from owning handguns violated state law, a Superior Court judge ruled today. Proposition H, which won a 58 percent majority, would have outlawed possession of handguns by all city residents except law enforcement officers and others who needed the guns for professional purposes. It also would have forbidden the manufacture, sale and distribution of all guns and ammunition in San Francisco. The National Rifle Association sued on behalf of gun owners, advocates and dealers the day after the measure passed. The NRA argued that Prop. H overstepped local...
  • Photos of Massive Handgun Destruction

    06/08/2006 12:01:51 AM PDT · by FreedomCalls · 15 replies · 397+ views
    No Source ^ | 8 June 2006 | FreedomCalls
    Here are some pictures of the wholesale destruction of some Tokarevs and Makarovs in Estonia. If you are a collector, you may get upset.
  • St. Stephen man dies after struggle with wife over gun (Gun Saves Wife)

    05/18/2006 3:14:59 PM PDT · by MissEdie · 38 replies · 908+ views
    The State Newspaper ^ | 5-18-2006 | MissEdie
    St. Stephen man dies after struggle with wife over gun ST. STEPHEN — A 52-year-old St. Stephen man has died after being shot during a struggle with his wife, authorities said. Prosecutor Blair Jennings said no criminal charges are expected to be filed in the death of Robert Lawrence Horne. Shortly before 10 p.m. Tuesday, sheriff's deputies were dispatched to Horne's home, where they found his wife, Valerie Humbert Horne, sitting on the floor, an incident report said. Her husband's body was lying nearby, and a silver-colored revolver was on the kitchen table. The man had been arguing with his...