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  • Appeals Court Lets Suit Against Gunmaker Proceed (CA)

    05/30/2004 1:05:04 AM PDT · by neverdem · 28 replies · 303+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | May 30, 2004 | NA
    Reuters SAN FRANCISCO -- The chief Western U.S. appeals court stood by its decision Friday to allow a wrongful-death lawsuit to proceed against a gun manufacturer. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit declined to have a larger panel of judges reconsider its 2 to 1 November ruling that allowed a lawsuit against Glock Inc. and gun sellers. The suit alleges negligence for using a distribution scheme that made it likely their guns would end up in the hands of illegal buyers. The case stems from the murder of a postal worker, Joseph Ileto, who was shot by...
  • IL: Lawmakers OK protection for homeowners who shoot intruders

    05/26/2004 11:50:38 PM PDT · by concentric circles · 8 replies · 167+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | May 25, 2004 | AP
    SPRINGFIELD -- Ignoring a veto threat, Illinois lawmakers voted Tuesday to offer greater legal protections for homeowners who shoot intruders despite local ordinances barring handguns. The legislation was a response to the case of Hale DeMar, a Wilmette restaurant owner who shot a burglar who had broken into his home twice. Prosecutors declined to press charges for the shooting, but Wilmette officials charged DeMar with breaking the city's ban on handguns. Under the bill now headed to the governor, someone who shoots an intruder on his or her property couldn't be convicted of violating a local gun ban. The bill...
  • Fatal heist was 'like a bad dream'

    03/29/2004 11:45:57 AM PST · by oyez · 16 replies · 193+ views
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | 3-30-04 | Chris Conley
    Ahmed Ismail said Sunday he was still trying to shake off a bad dream that began when a man walked into his tobacco store and put a gun in his face. Within seconds of being confronted about 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Ismail fired his own pistol from behind the counter of Cigarettes for Cheap at 1260 Getwell, killing the would-be robber. Police identified the man as Alpochino Antonio Jackson, 20, who was rushed to the Regional Medical Center at Memphis. He was pronounced dead just before 10 p.m. Saturday. The gunman, a bandanna across his face, flung open the door, gun...
  • Stop guns with signs

    03/29/2004 7:50:50 AM PST · by TC Rider · 37 replies · 398+ views
    Akron Beacon Journal ^ | 03/9/2004 | Erika D. Smith
    Businesses wrestle with concealed weapon law By Erika D. Smith Beacon Journal staff writer APRIL 8 is a high noon of sorts for Akron-area businesses. That's the first day Ohioans can apply to carry a concealed weapon, although it will take another 45 days for anyone to get a license to pack heat legally. In the meantime, business owners who want to keep guns out of their offices and shops should start thinking about posting signs. Under the state's new concealed carry law, that's the only way employers can prohibit them. ``Every client that I've spoken to has asked, `How...
  • Bush seeks protection for gun dealers (Bush Doesn't Want AWB included in legislation)

    02/26/2004 5:00:10 AM PST · by DM1 · 32 replies · 2,563+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | February 26, 2004 | Brian DeBose
    <p>President Bush urged the Senate to pass a bill that would protect gun dealers and manufacturers from frivolous lawsuits but without any amendments that would extend the assault-weapons ban or close gun-show loopholes. "The administration urges the Senate to pass a clean bill, in order to ensure enactment of the legislation this year," the president said in a statement released late Tuesday. "Any amendment that would delay enactment of the bill beyond this year is unacceptable." The legislation aims to protect gun makers and dealers from lawsuits that blame them for criminal acts by persons using their guns. The bill, if passed, would be retroactive and thus affect litigation in progress. The president softened his stance on the gun-show loophole, which allows unlicensed dealers to sell guns without thorough background checks, and on the assault-weapons ban, since last week, when he said he supported those measures. That stance irked Senate Democrats, who accused Mr. Bush of reneging on a promise to the American people and turning his back on his allies in the Senate. "If we can't amend this bill, we don't have another vehicle," said Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat. "In effect, the president is breaking a promise he made to the American people." White House spokeswoman Clare Buchan said the president hasn't changed his position on any of the gun-related issues but doesn't want the lawsuit-protection bill to fail because of amendments. But Mr. Schumer said the Bush statement will lead at least 10 or 12 senators to shift their votes and oppose the assault-weapons and gun-show amendments. "For the president to say he is for the assault-weapons ban and then act against it, well that is a flip-flop if I ever saw one," Mr. Schumer said. But Sen. Jack Reed, Rhode Island Democrat, said that the bill had a good chance of passing with or without the amendments, but that the president's action has made it a tougher battle to extend the Clinton-era assault-weapons ban, which expires Sept. 13. "I would think [President Bush] would be pleased to sign this bill, extend the ban and close the loophole because he pledged to support both," Mr. Reed said. In the past weeks, Mr. Bush has taken great strides to solidify his political base leading up to the November election. Last week, Mr. Bush appointed William H. Pryor, the Alabama attorney general and a conservative, to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals while the Senate was on recess. This week, Mr. Bush called for a constitutional amendment defining marriage as being between a man and woman. Sen. Larry E. Craig, Idaho Republican and author of the lawsuit-protection bill, said, "The antigun lobby is using these lawsuits to bankrupt gun companies and put thousands of people they employ out of work." Mr. Craig said the gun-show loophole and assault-weapons ban were not effective policies to reduce gun violence in America. "The only effective way is to go full tilt after the criminals," he said. However, House Democrats and moderate Republicans introduced companion bills that address assault weapons and the loopholes. "We must break the stalemate on the renewal of the assault-weapons ban and the gun-show loophole issue in Washington, D.C., and this gun-liability legislation is likely our best legislative vehicle this year to do so," said Rep. Michael N. Castle, Delaware Republican, who introduced the bill with New York Democratic Rep. Carolyn McCarthy. And during floor debate yesterday, Mr. Reed, as did nearly every senator, invoked the memory of Conrad Johnson, the Montgomery County bus driver who became the last victim of the Washington-area snipers last year. Mr. Johnson's widow, Denise Johnson, filed a lawsuit against the gun dealer and manufacturer who sold the men the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle used to kill her husband. "This bill is retroactive and would kill the lawsuit Denise Johnson has against Bullseye and the manufacturer who were clearly negligent," Mr. Reed said, referring to Bullseye Shooters Supply, the Tacoma, Wash., gun store where the snipers bought their rifle. The gun store had been cited by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) for improper cataloguing and losing track of 237 guns. Mr. Craig responded to Mr. Reed, saying, "The shop is closed, the owner is broke, and the ATF has referred the case to the Justice Department for prosecution," and there was no further need for a civil suit.</p>
  • UN's Kofi Annan: For many, small arms pose greater threat than WMDs

    02/05/2004 2:01:54 AM PST · by FairOpinion · 39 replies · 281+ views
    India Times ^ | FEb. 5, 2004 | AFP
    UNITED NATIONS: Although weapons of mass destruction grab headlines, many people see handguns and other small arms as a far greater threat to their safety, United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan has said. "Dire potential scenarios involving nuclear, chemical and biological weapons have dominated recent disarmament discussions," he told the Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters on Wednesday. "But a much more direct threat to many people around the world is the day-to-day violence of conflict fought with small weapons. Those weapons, said Annan, are "supplied-sometimes legally, sometimes illegally-by often unscrupulous and predatory arms merchants. "We must do more to fight...
  • Database in cross hairs

    01/22/2004 11:00:51 AM PST · by neverdem · 7 replies · 160+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | January 22, 2004 | Peggy Lowe
    Some want to ditch listing of permits for concealed guns A conservative House coalition will try to erase from law enforcement databases the list of those who received concealed-carry gun permits. The listing requirement - part of last year's concealed-carry law - makes criminals out of law-abiding citizens, the Republican lawmakers contend, saying the list of weapons holders is often mixed with criminal offenders in computer databases. "I think you shouldn't have to go on a state 'scarlet letter' list for exercising a personal freedom," said Rep. Shawn Mitchell, R-Broomfield. But a sheriff's group says it will fight the move...
  • Dem. Pres. Candidate Kucinich hijacks *.jpg from web site

    01/17/2004 1:10:49 PM PST · by .38sw · 142 replies · 2,771+ views
    OC Shooters Newsletter ^ | January, 2004

    01/16/2004 7:48:27 PM PST · by doug from upland · 10 replies · 240+ views
    CBS Gets Caught Protecting a Leftist Gun BannerAugust 6, 2001I just sent the following to CBS feedback:From: "Henry Bowman" <> Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2001 15:20:36 -0700I enjoyed reading,1597,305097-412,00.shtml ("Gun Lawsuit Misses Target"). But why did your editor decide to crop the photo of the hands holding the TEC-DC9? After all, the complainants were claiming that the gun was "promoted to high-risk users" and "appealed to criminals." What better proof could you possibly give them than to reveal the owner of the hands holding the weapon in your photo -- a grinning Senator Charles Schumer, obviously enjoying himself.Here's the...
  • Very well concealed [Newspaper Threatens to Publish Concealed Carry Permit Holders' Names and Info!]

    01/12/2004 1:50:57 PM PST · by TastyManatees · 112 replies · 476+ views
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | 1/8/04 | Douglas Clifton
    Very well concealed One of the longest and most contentious legislative debates in recent Ohio his tory has ended. Within the next 10 days, Ohioans can expect to be granted the right to secretly carry guns in public. This represents social progress only to those who hunger to carry a weapon whenever they step outside of their homes, or those fatigued by an inane debate that has stalled action on far more important concerns. From Our Advertiser The measure authorizing concealed carry was sent Wednesday to Gov. Bob Taft, who promptly indicated that he would sign it. The law will...
  • Freshman proposes weapons petition (Nebraska CCW)

    12/24/2003 7:39:45 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies · 322+ views
    A college freshman from Lincoln is starting an initiative drive aimed at letting Nebraskans carry concealed weapons if they pass a permit process. Lance Vejvoda, 19, a political science student at Nebraska Wesleyan University, wants the measure on the November 2004 ballot. It would allow Nebraskans at least 21 years old to seek a concealed-carry weapons permit. Vejvoda has already filled out the initial paperwork. He will need roughly 78,000 signatures from registered voters to qualify the initiative. To receive a five-year concealed-carry permit, the initiative says, Nebraskans would be required to pass federal background checks and complete weekend safety...
  • Important read

    12/15/2003 7:08:32 AM PST · by woerm · 5 replies · 127+ views
    link this is also on Important read with into from keepandbear as well This is a reasoned summary of what may be the flash that ends our current government system. including an overdue summary of the historical context of both the declaration of Independence and the 2nd ammendment. I keep thinking how do we keep Cleteus(?) reading or (more accuratly) what happens when he decides there's no point in reading or talking anymore. ie the 2nd was put there to protect the 1st ammendment and in two weeks time the same court ignored one and threw out...
  • Holiday dream toy? Modern-day BB gun is no such thing

    12/12/2003 7:54:09 AM PST · by jdege · 59 replies · 1,399+ views
    Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | December 12, 2003 | Rebecca Thoman
    day dream toy? Modern-day BB gun is no such thing Rebecca Thoman Published December 12, 2003 A boy's Christmas wish list that includes BB or pellet guns is a parent's worst nightmare. One look at contemporary pellet guns, named and modeled after their grown-up counterparts, the Uzi semiautomatic or the Magnum .44, should convince any parent that these "toys" are not what they used to be. Modern BB guns are nothing like the wooden-stock rifles of 1938, the kind yearned for by Ralphie in the holiday classic, "A Christmas Story." Eighty percent of BB guns on the market today attain...

    12/10/2003 9:36:16 PM PST · by KrisKrinkle · 5 replies · 148+ views
    HOUSE BILL 12 STATUS -- PASSED IN BOTH HOUSES Ohioans For Concealed Carry will update this block until the Ohio House votes on House Bill 12 tonight. The Ohio Senate Voted 25-8 to accept the Conference Committee Report -- This is an affirmative vote on House Bill 12 by the Ohio Senate. The Ohio House Voted 69-27 to accept the Conference Committee Report House Bill 12, as reported by the Conference Committee, is on it's way to Governor Bob Taft's desk. The House Vote Tally will be printed here as soon as it is available. It is important to remember...
  • A Zot-Wing Christmas

    12/03/2003 9:27:11 AM PST · by a merry little christmas day · 144 replies · 483+ views | J. Random Overlord
  • Gussying Up the Gun Show Lie

    11/29/2003 5:26:16 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 22 replies · 222+ views ^ | November 27, 2003 | Jan Ireland
    What do you do if everything you stand for is a lie, and that gets found out? Anti-gun organizations often just rename themselves, and declare they’re mainstream. They appear reasonable, and use cheery language. They choose one target – say, gun show loophole – and hint that fixing that one problem would by golly, fix America. Trouble is, the gun show loophole is a gussied-up lie. It doesn’t exist. So just why would anti-gunners go after it so often? Three reasons. I have to wonder if the people who hate guns have ever been around them. It’s hard to picture...
  • Don't laugh, Nugent for governor could be a reality

    11/08/2003 12:14:48 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies · 165+ views
    The Daily Oakland Press ^ | 11/07/2003 | TIM SKUBICK
    If Jesse Ventura can do it, if Arnie Schwarzenegger can do it, why not the Nuge?If voters can elect a wrestler and an actor as governor, why can't they elect a rock and roll guitar player, too? The Motor City Madman says there's a 50-50 chance he'll run. Gov. Ted Nugent. Go grab some bicarbonate of soda, fast. Teddy was in town the other day to beat the legislative bushes for the right to kill mourning doves. His little one-act play on the Capitol steps in front of 300 hunters was filled with one great sound bite after another. He...
  • Mugger goes free, victim arrested

    11/07/2003 1:11:04 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 37 replies · 173+ views ^ | November 7, 2003
    80-year-old fends off attacker with unlicensed gun-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- He survived a violent mugging, but now 80-year-old Lester Campbell faces criminal charges for defending himself with an unlicensed gun. The frail octogenarian told WABC-TV he relies on the .38-caliber pistol given to him by his mother for protection when he cashes his Social Security checks. After cashing his latest check, Campbell pocketed the $262 and went to the supermarket. A mugger apparently spotted Campbell's wad and followed him home to his apartment building in the Bronx and jumped him inside the elevator. A fierce struggle ensued, reports the news station, during which...
  • Good news 2nd ammendment case

    11/06/2003 6:29:38 AM PST · by woerm · 133 replies · 469+ views
    Silveira has been posted to 11-26 conference further info on case is at r
  • New John Cusack Film "Runaway Jury" (Boycott Alert!)

    Quote: "... I’m not saying I loved Gore, but I’m saying I don’t want that mother-f*cking Bush in the White House." John Cusack
  • Winning the Hard Way

    10/15/2003 7:14:03 PM PDT · by grebel · 4 replies · 150+ views
    <p>OPPONENTS CAN'T BE FAULTED for trying to get the state's concealed-gun law off the books the easy way, through the actions of a friendly court. But the best way to win may be the hard way: in the democratic arena.</p>
  • Swiss Miss (Switzerland is poised to surrender gun freedom)

    10/02/2003 12:51:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies · 692+ views
    National Review Online ^ | October 02, 2003 | John R. Lott Jr.
    Policymakers aiming in the wrong directionTwo years ago — on September 27, 2001 — a lone gunman shot and killed shot 14 people in the cantonal parliament in Zug, near Zurich. To the Swiss justice minister, Ruth Metzler, the country's liberal gun laws were responsible. Joined by the Swiss People's party, the Radical party, and the Swiss business federation, Metzler has called for registering guns, banning others, and tightening controls on buying guns as obvious solutions to make sure nothing like that happens again. Ever since Switzerland's founding in 1291, an armed citizenry has been a cornerstone of its defense....
  • Guns Don't Kill People, Abortion Does.

    09/25/2003 8:08:35 PM PDT · by Theosis · 12 replies · 149+ views
    Catholic Light ^ | September 26, 2003 | Pete Vere
    I found a great t-shirt while surfing the web over the weekend. It said, “Guns don’t kill people, abortion kills people.” I hope it arrives in time for my parents’ next visit. You see, my mom is a civil lawyer, a feminist and a Canadian. By contrast, I am a canon lawyer, a traditional Catholic and a legal resident of the United States. To the chagrin of my father, also a lawyer, bickering over gun control or abortion is a favorite past-time when talking to my mother. While going another round over the phone with mom the other day, she...
  • Who Speaks for the People? (In California it's a question Republicans ignore at their peril.)

    09/12/2003 1:18:04 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies · 173+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 9/12/2003 | John Kurzweil
    The drive to line up Republicans behind Arnold Schwarzenegger for governor bears all the elements that reduced the California Republican Party to a shambles by the end of the 1990s. Consider the message we have heard so far on the bedrock issue of taxes: Yes we're against taxes ... but, you know, property taxes are too low -- what? Did we say that? No, no, we love Prop. 13, don't listen to that man behind the curtain If he says that again, he'll have to do 500 sit-ups. No, I won't sign any pledge not to increase taxes, though Californians...
  • Protect the Good ol' Gun or it Won't be Able to Protect You

    09/05/2003 5:09:01 PM PDT · by russianteen · 8 replies · 173+ views
    Long has the gun been there to protect the lives of innocent people all over the world, to put an end to dictatorships, and provide with recreation :). But as long as there has been the gun there have also been people that want it to be taken away from public hands, leaving us defenseless against our government, as well as common criminals (although the two are becoming more and more similar). Although i am only a freshman in high school in new york city, and i can't own my own firearms yet, my step-father owns several, and i have...
  • Ohio Amish Community Shaken by Shooting

    09/04/2003 10:55:00 AM PDT · by sonsofliberty2000 · 58 replies · 2,181+ views
    Ohio Amish Community Shaken by Shooting Thu Sep 4, 2:55 AM ET By JOE MILICIA, Associated Press Writer MOUNT HOPE, Ohio - It's an annual prank in this tranquil Amish community, where men wear straw hats and women bonnets and plain dresses: Youngsters hide in cornfields and hurl tomatoes at passing cars. This year, the mischief turned deadly. A motorist who had been pelted several times on Labor Day got out of his car and fired three to five rounds into the 7-foot-high corn, killing 23-year-old Steven L. Keim. No arrest has been made. Residents are reeling from shock, unable...
  • (Michael) Moore alters "Bowling" DVD in response to criticism (& issues libel threat to his critics)

    09/02/2003 12:33:12 AM PDT · by Timesink · 36 replies · 1,162+ views
    Spinsanity ^ | September 2, 2003 | Brendan Nyhan
    Moore alters "Bowling" DVD in response to criticism (9/2) By Brendan Nyhan In the newly-released DVD version of his Academy Award-winning documentary "Bowling for Columbine," filmmaker Michael Moore has altered a caption that he fictitiously inserted into a 1988 Bush-Quayle campaign commercial -- one of a number of misstatements and deceptive arguments we criticized when the film was released last year. Ironically, on the same day the DVD was released, Moore issued a libel threat against his critics on MSNBC's "Buchanan & Press," saying, "Every fact in the film is true. Absolutely every fact in the film is true....
  • Did Michael Moore deceive Academy? [Recent Movie] failed to meet Oscar submission rules

    09/01/2003 11:03:16 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 15 replies · 641+ views ^ | Tuesday, September 2, 2003 | Joseph Farah
    Michael Moore, winner of the 2002 Oscar for Best Documentary for his controversial "Bowling for Columbine," failed to meet submission requirements of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, a WorldNetDaily investigation reveals. While critics of the filmmaker and author have called on the academy to investigate whether Moore fabricated scenes in the movie, it also appears he misled the academy about the film's eligibility on purely technical grounds. Candidates for Best Documentary feature have unique procedural requirements for eligibility. According to Rule 12, qualification for the 75th Annual Academy Awards in this category demanded that films be exhibited...
  • Gun safety teacher shot in accident

    07/10/2003 4:04:58 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 53 replies · 613+ views
    Syracuse Post-Standard ^ | July 10, 2003 | Pedro Ramirez III and John O'Brien
    A student in a gun safety class accidentally shot his instructor in the leg Wednesday while unloading a Glock handgun at the instructor's home in Salina, Onondaga County sheriff's deputies said. Patrick Sacco, 48, a former Liverpool police officer, suffered the wound to his right leg about 10:45 a.m. in the basement of his home at 110 Tempo Circle, where he was instructing three students on firearms safety. Gary Kassel, 56, of Syracuse, was unloading the .40-caliber Glock and didn't realize there was still a round in the chamber when he pointed the gun at the cement floor and pulled...
  • Supreme Court citing more foreign cases Scalia: Only U.S. views are relevant (Watch Out)

    07/09/2003 7:33:36 PM PDT · by youknow · 41 replies · 1,532+ views ^ | 07/09/03 | Joan Biskupic
    <p>WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court's reference to foreign law in a ruling last month that overturned state anti-sodomy statutes stood out as if it were in bold print and capital letters.</p> <p>Writing for the majority in a landmark decision supporting gay civil rights, Justice Anthony Kennedy noted that the European Court of Human Rights and other foreign courts have affirmed the ''rights of homosexual adults to engage in intimate, consensual conduct.''</p>
  • 9th Circuit Skirmish Over Second Amendment

    05/08/2003 12:26:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies · 286+ views recorder ^ | 05-07-2003 | Jason Hoppin
    Despite sniping by six colleagues, Reinhardt's gun ruling standsWith six judges dissenting, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday let stand a controversial ruling that found the Second Amendment doesn't give individuals a right to bear arms. Among the six who argued that the case should be reheard by an 11-judge en banc panel was the staunchly liberal Judge Harry Pregerson. But the yeoman's work in dissent was done by Judge Andrew Kleinfeld, who defended an individual's right to bear arms using the same means Judge Stephen Reinhardt employed in December to shoot it down: by weaving together...
  • Gun Owners Might Benefit from Supreme Court's Copyright Ruling

    02/07/2003 4:56:24 AM PST · by Stand Watch Listen · 6 replies · 392+ views ^ | February 07, 2003 | Robert B. Bluey
    ( - When the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a copyright law last month, the decision had little to do with gun owners. But the ruling sent a signal to Second Amendment supporters, who say they now have another means with which to defend the individual right to bear arms. The court's 7-2 ruling on Jan. 15 in Eldred v. Ashcroft dealt with the copyright and patent clause of the Constitution and whether Congress had the right to arbitrarily extend copyrights, like it did in 1998 with the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act. While nothing in the language of the...
  • Disaster Up North (Canada's gun-control laws run amuck)

    12/12/2002 8:38:40 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 29 replies · 583+ views
    National Review ^ | 12/12/02 | Gary Mauser & Dave Kopel
    Effusively praised by President Clinton, Canada's gun-control laws are in a state of crisis, threatening the political future of many Liberal party politicians. Introduced in 1995 with a promised net cost of $2 million dollars (Canadian), the nation's gun registry is going to cost over a billion dollars, according to a new report from the auditor general. The report details pervasive malfeasance by the Liberal administration. Now, many Canadians who have no personal interest in gun ownership are turning against the deceit and self-dealing of the Liberals. On December 3, Auditor General Sheila Fraser released a scathing report. "This is...
  • Experts Find Glocks Prone To Accidents

    08/07/2002 6:24:01 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 236 replies · 9,190+ views
    Syracuse Post-Standard ^ | 8/7/02 | John O'Brien
    INSIDE When a Syracuse man was struck last week by a bullet fired through the ceiling of his apartment, it marked the third time in eight years that an Onondaga County probation officer had unintentionally discharged one of the department-issued Glock pistols. Those three incidents, and similar cases in Central New York and elsewhere, come as no surprise to Joseph Cominolli. Cominolli was a Syracuse police sergeant in 1987 when he was assigned to find the best semiautomatic handgun to replace that department's revolvers. The hot new Glock pistol that other police agencies were then buying had two drawbacks that...
  • Urban League chief charged with bringing gun to school. (massive hypocrite alert)

    07/05/2002 8:39:49 PM PDT · by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig · 45 replies · 355+ views
    Tacoma News Tribune ^ | 7-5-2002 | a.p.
    SEATTLE: Urban League chief charged with bringing gun to school The Associated Press James Kelly, president of the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle, has been charged with carrying a gun onto school grounds. Kelly, 47, admitted in a written statement to police that he carried a handgun when he attended a community meeting at Rainier Beach High School the night of May 29. Under state law, it is a misdemeanor to have a gun on school grounds. If convicted, Kelly faces a maximum penalty of one year in jail and a $5,000 fine. He also would lose his concealed-weapons permit...
  • American Voters Overwhelmingly Agree with Justice Department: Individuals Have Right to Bear Arms

    06/05/2002 3:19:14 PM PDT · by Dave S · 38 replies · 447+ views
    Zogby International | June 5, 2002 | Zogby International
    American Voters Overwhelmingly Agree with Justice Department: Individuals Have Right to Bear Arms A wide majority of American voters (75%) agree with the Justice Department’s position that the Second Amendment guarantees the right of individuals to keep and bear arms. Just over a fifth (22%) disagree with the Justice Department, while 4% are unsure. This result follows a Supreme Court brief filed in early May in which the Justice Department stated its interpretation of the Second Amendment that individuals have the right to bear arms. Since 1973, the department has argued that the Second Amendment protects only gun ownership by...
  • U.S. Argues For Wider Gun Rights

    05/08/2002 4:48:35 AM PDT · by Pern · 7 replies · 174+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | May 8, 2002 | Edward Walsh
    Reversing long-held government policy, the Bush administration has told the Supreme Court that the Second Amendment protects an individual's right to possess a firearm that is not tied to the maintenance of state militias.The rest of the article here
  • More Israelis resort to guns as a matter of self-defense

    04/11/2002 6:57:51 PM PDT · by Jason Gade · 5 replies · 212+ views
    Oregonian ^ | 4/11/2002 | Don Melvin/ Cox News Service
    Check out the story at It seems that despite strict anti-gun laws, more Israelis are getting personal protection.
  • What good can a handgun do against an Army? Threead IV

    04/04/2002 12:47:08 PM PST · by harpseal · 100 replies · 3,334+ views
    Free Republic ^ | : Mike Vanderboegh | : Mike Vanderboegh
    A friend of mine recently forwarded me a question a friend of his had posed: If I may, I'd like to try to answer that question. I certainly do not think the writer facetious for asking it. The subject is a serious one that I have given much research and considerable thought to. I believe that upon the answer to this question depends the future of our Constitutional republic, our liberty and perhaps our lives. My friend Aaron Zelman, one of the founders of Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership told me once: "If every Jewish and anti-nazi family...