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Oregon gun bills remain on track after marathon hearing in Legislature - x-post from GD

A package of four gun bills drafted after the Sandy Hook and Clackamas shootings stayed on track Friday following a marathon hearing that pitted Gov. John Kitzhaber and several victims of gun violence against a National Rifle Association lobbyist and several impassioned gun-rights activists.

After the four-hour hearing, Senate Judiciary Chairman Floyd Prozanski, D-Eugene, said he intends to proceed with the four bills, which he called "common-sense legislation regarding gun safety."


The Oregon measures would expand background checks to cover private gun transfers (Senate Bill 700), allow school districts to ban concealed handgun licensees from carrying their firearms on school grounds (Senate Bill 347), and prohibit licensees from openly carrying weapons in public buildings (Senate Bill 699). The fourth measure, (Senate Bill 796) would require applicants for concealed handgun licenses to pass a firing range test.


http://www.oregonlive.com/mapes/index.ssf/2013/04/oregon_gun_bills_remain_on_tra.html
Posted by Paul E Ester | Fri Apr 5, 2013, 10:35 PM (2 replies)

Man arrested for firing gun after catching daughter, boyfriend

Officers said Ebraimi Jamshid, 50, received a notification Friday morning that the alarm was triggered at his home on Northeast Sundance Court in Hillsboro.

When he went to check it out, police said he found his 15-year-old daughter engaging in sexual activity with her 17-year-old boyfriend.

Police said Jamshid, armed with a .357 Smith & Wesson revolver, fired two shots into the air and yelled for the boyfriend to leave the house.

Police said the boy left through a window and the girl ran outside to a neighbor's home.


http://www.kptv.com/story/21892998/police-angry-dad-fires-shots-after-catching-daughter-boyfriend
Posted by Paul E Ester | Fri Apr 5, 2013, 10:24 PM (8 replies)

Oregon gun bills remain on track after marathon hearing in Legislature

A package of four gun bills drafted after the Sandy Hook and Clackamas shootings stayed on track Friday following a marathon hearing that pitted Gov. John Kitzhaber and several victims of gun violence against a National Rifle Association lobbyist and several impassioned gun-rights activists.

After the four-hour hearing, Senate Judiciary Chairman Floyd Prozanski, D-Eugene, said he intends to proceed with the four bills, which he called "common-sense legislation regarding gun safety."


The Oregon measures would expand background checks to cover private gun transfers (Senate Bill 700), allow school districts to ban concealed handgun licensees from carrying their firearms on school grounds (Senate Bill 347), and prohibit licensees from openly carrying weapons in public buildings (Senate Bill 699). The fourth measure, (Senate Bill 796) would require applicants for concealed handgun licenses to pass a firing range test.


http://www.oregonlive.com/mapes/index.ssf/2013/04/oregon_gun_bills_remain_on_tra.html
Posted by Paul E Ester | Fri Apr 5, 2013, 10:07 PM (0 replies)

3.9 tons of marijuana confiscated by Texas Highway Patrol

Source: Yahoo News

For highway patrol officers, there's no such thing as a routine traffic stop. That adage was again proven true when a Texas Highway Patrol trooper pulled over a gas tanker to perform a routine visual inspection and discovered the tanker was carrying 3.9 tons of marijuana. It's unclear how the trooper was able to make the discovery.

In a news release, the Texas Department of Public Safety estimated the value of the confiscated pot at around $3.4 million. The truck driver was arrested and charged with possession. He's being held on $1 million bond. According to DPS spokesperson Sgt. Johnny Hernandez, more arrests may be forthcoming.

Hernandez told NBC News that the bust was "a big, significant seizure" and among the largest in recent memory. Earlier this year, federal law enforcement seized more than 14,000 pounds of marijuana along the Arizona-Mexico border. The estimated street value of the drugs was between $7 million and $12 million, according to News 4 Tucson.

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/3-9-tons-marijuana-confiscated-texas-highway-patrol-191437976.html



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147 Colombian soldiers sent to jail for embezzlinging $22M

This could make a great plot for a movie.

A Colombian military tribunal has sent 147 soldiers to jail for embezzling $22 million in cash they had found in 2003, local media reported Saturday.

The tribunal ordered the immediate arrest of the soldiers after convicting them and handing out sentences of between four and six years, depending on their rank.

The soldiers accidentally found the money that allegedly belonged to the FARC in the jungles of the southern Caqueta department. While the prosecutor and judge agreed with the soldiers' defense that the officials had not stolen the money, the judge agreed with the prosecution who had claimed the soldiers did not have the right to keep the money.

The delegate of the Inspector General's Office disagreed with the sentence. According to him, the massive seizure was "accidental and in their hearts thought it was a stroke of luck, that they could keep it because it belonged to nobody." According to the delegate, the soldiers were "overcome by greed and lust."
http://colombiareports.com/colombia-news/news/28365-147-colombian-soldiers-sent-to-jail-for-embezzlinging-22m.html
Posted by Paul E Ester | Thu Apr 4, 2013, 06:13 PM (1 replies)

International Topless Jihad Day: FEMEN Activists Stage Protests Across Europe (NSFW PHOTOS@link)

FEMEN strikes again: Topless protesters staged demonstrations near mosques and Tunisian embassies across Europe on Thursday to express support for embattled FEMEN activist Amina Tyler.

"We're free, we're naked, it's our right, it's our body, it's our rules, and nobody can use religion, and some other holy things, to abuse women, to oppress them," FEMEN member Alexandra Shevchenko said in Berlin, according to AFP.

"And we'll fight against them. And our boobs will be stronger than their stones," she added.

Tunisian student Amina Tyler sparked a massive controversy in mid-March by posting topless photos of herself on Facebook, with the slogans "Fuck Your Morals" and "My Body Belongs To Me, And Is Not The Source Of Anyone’s Honor," painted on her body.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/04/international-topless-jihad-day_n_3014943.html

Elderly man arrested for shooting pit bull that was attacking his dog in a Cincinnati dog park

A 74-year-old man faces criminal charges in connection with the Tuesday shooting of a canine in a local dog park.

Robert Marx allegedly shot a woman's dog with a handgun at the Doris Day Dog Park in the Mt. Airy neighborhood. Cincinnati police said the woman's pit bull mix apparently attacked Marx's dog.

Marx is charged with criminal damaging and endangering and knowingly discharging a firearm within the city limits. He was scheduled to appear before Hamilton County Municipal Court Judge Bernie Bouchard on Wednesday.


Marx is a licensed concealed-carry permit holder, police said. But Cincinnati police Sgt. Jim Perkins said that, under Ohio law, a dog is considered "property," and a person cannot legally use a firearm to protect property.


http://www.ksdk.com/news/world/article/373210/28/Ohio-man-charged-with-shooting-dog-after-park-attack-

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=bc9_1365052591

What did Cristina Fernández de Kirchner do to earn the nickname

"she-devil"? It's a moniker I often see with headlines from the drudge report.

I assume she did something "anti-american" but I missed what that was, or is it all about the falklands.

Thanks!

Chinese Cultural Revolution: the boy who denounced his mother

Posted by Paul E Ester | Thu Apr 4, 2013, 03:24 AM (3 replies)

Brian Banks, football player exonerated in rape case, signs with Atlanta Falcons

Brian Banks said signing with the Atlanta Falcons is his second-biggest accomplishment.

The biggest was Banks' exoneration of rape charges one year ago.

Banks, 27, signed with the Falcons on Wednesday, giving him an opportunity he said he did not believe would be possible when he spent five years in prison and five years on probation following his conviction of rape and kidnapping charges a decade ago.

"I felt at the time in order for me to exit prison with a sane mind and be able to just function as a person I had to let go of certain dreams and goals I once held in life, football being one of them," Banks said.

Banks said he "couldn't have asked for a better place to be" than with the Falcons.

"I can't believe this is happening," he said. "It's surreal."


http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57577708/brian-banks-football-player-exonerated-in-rape-case-signs-with-atlanta-falcons/
Posted by Paul E Ester | Wed Apr 3, 2013, 03:40 PM (2 replies)
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