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  • Erasing a Clinton Legacy (Rolling back antigun regs.)

    01/28/2004 12:18:12 AM PST · by Richard-SIA · 1 replies · 144+ views
    National Reveiw ^ | 1/27/04 | Dave Kopel
    The omnibus appropriations bill passed by the Senate on Thursday contains several important reforms in federal gun laws, to protect the privacy of people who lawfully exercise their constitutional rights. Most of the reforms undo abuses of federal power introduced in the Clinton era. First, the bill — which passed the House in 2003 — requires that federal records on lawful gun purchasers who are approved by the National Instant Check System be destroyed within 24 hours. As I detailed in an NRO article, when Congress created the NICS in 1993, it added an amendment to require destruction of records...
  • U.S. Senate passes anti-spam measure

    10/22/2003 7:48:32 PM PDT · by yonif · 61 replies · 239+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thu 23 October, 2003 02:20 BST | Andy Sullivan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate has voted to outlaw deceptive "spam" e-mail, and set up a "do-not-spam" registry for those who do not want to receive unsolicited commercial e-mail. Internet "spammers" who flood e-mail inboxes with pornography and get-rich-quick schemes could face jail time and million-dollar fines under the bill, which passed by a vote of 97 to 0. The vote marks the first time the Senate has taken action against an online scourge that now accounts for 50 percent of all e-mail traffic, frustrating consumers and costing businesses billions of dollars in wasted bandwidth and lost productivity. Similar...
  • County aims for gun registry

    09/08/2003 12:49:40 PM PDT · by 45Auto · 18 replies · 251+ views
    Syracuse Post-Standard ^ | 6 September 2003 | Tasha Flournoy
    Oswego County will run a gun amnesty program this month that allows residents to register unregistered pistols without penalty. The County Clerk's Office, sheriff's department, and office of County Judge James McCarthy started the program to reach out to people who don't know how to register their weapons. McCarthy, who serves as the permit licensing officer, said the group was concerned about families who inherit wartime souvenirs brought home by veterans that were never registered. "If you've got guns out there that aren't registered, it's better to have them on a permit than unregistered," McCarthy said. The county developed the...
  • Registered Sex Offender Indicted In Girl's Murder

    07/30/2003 1:24:08 PM PDT · by chance33_98 · 15 replies · 282+ views
    Registered Sex Offender Indicted In Girl's Murder Teen Strangled While Attending Concert POSTED: 1:17 p.m. MDT July 30, 2003 UPDATED: 1:20 p.m. MDT July 30, 2003 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A registered sex offender accused of fatally choking a teenage girl in a downtown Albuquerque theater was indicted Tuesday on several counts by a Bernalillo County grand jury. Dominic Akers, 22, was indicted on charges including murder, criminal sexual penetration and kidnapping. Authorities said Marissa Mathy-Zvaifler, 16, of Santa Fe, was strangled July 16 at the Sunshine Theater, where she was attending a concert. Akers worked at the theater as...
  • Database to Monitor International Students-Students Must Register Personal Data by Friday (Berkeley)

    07/29/2003 1:12:58 PM PDT · by chance33_98 · 4 replies · 210+ views
    Database to Monitor International Students Students Must Register Personal Data by Friday Photo/Garrett Hubing International students must turn in registration paperwork at the SISS office, located in the International House. Send us a letter to comment on this article. By REGINA CHEN Contributing Writer Tuesday, July 29, 2003 UC Berkeley international students must register personal information into a new government database spawned by the USA PATRIOT Act by this Friday or leave the country within 15 days. Called the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), the database expands monitoring of foreign students, providing instantly accessible electronic data to...
  • Deportation of Muslims on the rise

    07/29/2003 7:54:10 AM PDT · by new cruelty · 45 replies · 178+ views
    Washington Post ^ | July 29, 2003 | NURITH C. AIZENMAN and EDWARD WALSH
    <p>Andre Aniba acknowledges he hasn't always played by the rules. In 1998, the former pastry chef came to the United States from Tunisia on a three-month tourist visa. He has lived here ever since. But when Congress passed legislation two years later that allowed illegal immigrants to apply for permanent residency, Aniba quickly sent in the proper forms. Early this year, when the government called on visitors from 25 nations that are considered havens for terrorists to register with immigration authorities, he dutifully appeared.</p>
  • 35 percent of deportees from US are Pakistanis: report

    07/29/2003 4:57:35 AM PDT · by TrebleRebel · 3 replies · 181+ views
    Islamabad, July 29, IRNA -- Most of the people deported from the US since Sept 11, 2001 are from Pakistan, a close US ally in the war against terror, a news report said on Tuesday. In addition, a large number of the 13,000 men set aside in what will be the largest deportation in US history are also from Pakistan, according to the local Dawn newspaper. Statistics released this week by the Department of Homeland Security shows that nearly 35 percent of the people deported from the United States in the last two years were Pakistanis. Pakistan is also one...
  • Canada's firearms registry: The issue isn't gun control but state control

    07/23/2003 2:04:39 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 9 replies · 351+ views
    National Post ^ | July 23 2003 | George Jonas
    The sea to sea rally of Canada's Unregistered Firearms Owners Association (CUFOA) has been underway for about a month. It started on June 27 in Saskatoon, and has by now pretty much crossed the country from Victoria to St. John's. On July 29, the rally plans to convene on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, at which time some organizers will present affidavits that may result in their arrest. In essence, the affidavits (some have been made available on the Internet) will state that the affiants possess unlicensed firearms they have no intention of registering as required by law. "I will not...
  • Two men accused of having sex with runaway [boy] they met at library

    07/21/2003 8:15:07 PM PDT · by FatherOfLiberty · 58 replies · 1,403+ views
    The Kansas City Star ^ | July 21, 2003 | Linda Man
    Two men accused of having sex with runaway they met at library Authorities today accused two men of having sex with a 13-year-old male runaway they met in a public library.Jackson County prosecutors charged Thomas Luce, 46, of Independence with one count of statutory sodomy. Juan Chester, 39, of Kansas City faces two counts.Based on statements made to police, authorities are testing the men for HIV. Police also are investigating whether there might be more victims.Independence police said that about 12:30 a.m. Saturday, they found the 13-year-old boy inside Luce's apartment, 1109 S. Brookside Avenue. The boy's mother had reported...
  • Rounding up the Arabs-Revised form of Patriot Act relegates civil liberties to dustbin of history

    06/16/2003 5:18:45 PM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies · 217+ views
    Al Ahram ^ | 6-13-03 | Negar Azimi
    United States Attorney-General John Ashcroft has recommended a widening of the USA Patriot Act, calling it a crucial tool in the global fight against terrorism. In an address before the House Judiciary Committee last week, Ashcroft espoused the expansion of the landmark Patriot Act legislation to include the death penalty and pre-trial detention provisions for suspected terrorists, as well as guarantees that those who aid terrorist cells as "material supporters" ultimately face charges. In his 90-minute rhetorically-packed address, Ashcroft noted that the Patriot Act has thus far brought "3,000 foot soldiers of terror" to justice via its beefed-up integration of...
  • New Mexico/ ACLU: Judge Rules New,Toughter Sex Registration Law "unConstitutional"

    06/14/2003 7:14:07 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 15 replies · 295+ views
    Cincinnati.Com ^ | Jun 13, 2003 | DICK BENKE
    Jun 13, 10:41 PM EDT New Sex Registration Law Tossed in N.M.By DICK BENKE Associated Press Writer ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- The city's tough new sex offender registration law was struck down Friday by a judge who called it unconstitutional. Judge Ted Baca agreed with civil rights attorneys who had sued to stop implementation of the ordinance, which was passed by the City Council and signed by the mayor in April. "We're very disappointed with that ruling. We think it's very detrimental to the children of the city of Albuquerque. We are considering our appeal options," said Assistant City Attorney...
  • Alberta man facing charges after gun registry protest

    01/14/2003 4:04:38 PM PST · by sergiod · 6 replies · 174+ views
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Sunday, January 12
    Edmonton police have recommended a 74-year old man be charged for taking his unregistered rifle to a New Year's Day gun registry protest at the legislature. Oscar Lacombe's lawyer says if the crown prosecutor decides to proceed, he would be the first person charged under Bill C-68, the new gun registry legislation. Police contacted the Korean War vet and former Sergeant-At-Arms Friday afternoon, asking him to report to police headquarters on Monday. His lawyer says Mr. Lacombe, who served as a bodyguard to former Alberta Premier Peter Lougheed, intends to plead not guilty. As part of a modest protest against...
  • Gun registry backlash moves to city

    01/14/2003 3:57:11 PM PST · by sergiod · 4 replies · 213+ views
    The National Post (Canada) ^ | Monday, January 13, 2003 | Bill Curry, with files from Anne Dawson
    OTTAWA - Controversy over the gun registry has moved from the country to the city, as Liberal MPs in urban ridings admit to getting an earful over the holidays from irate constituents questioning the government's ability to manage their money. Since approving the controversial gun registry bill in 1995, C-68 has caused headaches for many rural Liberal MPs, some of whom ultimately lost their seats, and the bill's unpopularity helped cement the Canadian Alliance in the West. But several MPs in major urban centres say news of the program's ballooning costs could threaten the Liberal's stranglehold on the country's populous...
  • Gun owners invite arrest Protesters tote firearms openly in defiance of new gun registry (Canadian)

    01/02/2003 1:39:28 PM PST · by FreeSpeechZone · 46 replies · 398+ views
    The Edmonton Journal ^ | Thursday, January 02, 2003 | Allan Chambers
    Gun owners invite arrest Protesters tote firearms openly in defiance of new gun registry CP / Jim Turnbull of Jarvie is arrested during an anti-gun registry protest on Parliament Hill on Wednesday. Greg Southam, The Journal / Oscar Lacombe, former Alberta Legislature sergeant-at-arms, carries his unregistered rifle in protest on Wednesday. From Parliament Hill to the Alberta legislature, gun-toting protesters taunted police to arrest them in defiance of the new federal gun registry. "Here I am, Ottawa," said Oscar Lacombe, the Alberta legislature's former sergeant-at-arms, holding his plastic-wrapped, unloaded .22 rifle at a one-man protest in Edmonton. "I'm the criminal...
  • Gun owners blast registry (Canada)

    12/09/2002 5:55:29 PM PST · by 45Auto · 7 replies · 230+ views
    Canada.com (The Daily News) ^ | 8 December 2002 | David Redwood
    Jim Hill won’t lift a finger to help correct mistakes made by the troubled national firearms registry. The 53-year-old former Mountie owns several guns for hunting. But when he got a registration certificate in the mail this year mistakenly saying one was a bolt-action shotgun, he just tossed the document aside. “The whole thing is a joke — it’s an error-ridden registry,” said Hill, who lives near Waverley. “I’ve never seen this firearm in my life.” Hill’s protest stops short of joining the Alberta-based Law-abiding Unregistered Firearms Association (LUFA), a group urging members to deliberately not register their guns by...
  • Gun bill could turn law abiders into criminals: Axworthy

    11/13/2002 10:00:58 AM PST · by 45Auto · 6 replies · 310+ views
    Saskatchewan's justice minister says he has major concerns about the federal government's plan to control the use of guns. Bill C-68 requires all firearms to be registered by this coming January 1st. Chris Axworthy says he's concerned law abiding citizens could become criminals through no fault of their own. He says there are still ``large numbers'' of gun owners in Saskatchewan who have not registered their weapons. Axworthy says he doesn't think the federal government's computer system will be able to handle all the last minute registration requests. He says that means even though people may have registered their guns,...
  • Ballistic fingerprinting of guns is likely to backfire

    11/01/2002 5:09:30 AM PST · by Joe Brower · 19 replies · 443+ views
    New Jersey Star-Ledger ^ | 10/28/2002 | John Lott
    <p>Ballistic fingerprinting is the new magic crime-solving tool, and after the sniper at tacks in the Washington area, there is an understandable desire to do something. According to the Brady Campaign, recording the markings on bullets from all new guns "would have solved this crime (the sniper shootings) after the first shooting." Today the Assembly is voting on requiring such a system for New Jersey.</p>
  • The Heart, the Mind, and "Ballistic Fingerprints"

    10/28/2002 11:08:35 AM PST · by Joe Brower · 15 replies · 354+ views
    Me ^ | 10/28/2002 | Joe Brower
    The Heart, the Mind, and "Ballistic Fingerprints"Joe BrowerOctober 26, 2002 With the advent of the "Beltway Sniper" shootings, there has been the predictable hue and cry for more gun control, mostly in the form of a so-called "ballistic fingerprinting database" for all firearms. Simply put, the idea is that bullets recovered from shootings could be matched to images stored in a computer, the owner of the weapon could then be determined, and an arrest could be made. Sounds good, doesn't it? Unfortunately, in the real world, it doesn't work. The federal government has been working on such a system for...
  • Cost of gun registration (Canada C-68)

    09/24/2002 10:17:15 AM PDT · by 45Auto · 26 replies · 520+ views
    Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal (Ontario) ^ | 31 August 2002 | Gord Ellis
    With summer waning, Northwestern Ontario hunters are starting to think about unlocking the gun cabinet and oiling up the long arms. But this fall will mark the last season that Canadians can legally hunt with unregistered firearms. Under Bill C-68 — the controversial Firearms Act — the Canadian government will consider all gun owners who do not register their firearms by the end of this year to be criminals. With that in mind, I expect the feds will be receiving a mountain of gun registration applications some time about Dec. 31. The tidal wave of paperwork will certainly create more...