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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