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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:06 AM
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GUNS IN THE NEWS--May 6, 2004
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:10 AM
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1. Report: Student Brings Gun To Local Catholic School (MI)
"Officials at University of Detroit Jesuit High School & Academy received a scare Wednesday after a student apparently brought a gun to school.
A ninth-grade student at the all-male private Catholic high school showed the gun to some other students, who immediately reported the incident to faculty members, according to Local 4 reports.
"Today was actually a good day for the school in the sense that there was an incident involving a student and a weapon, but our students responded immediately and let us know -- the administration, faculty and staff -- and we were able to find the gun and the student immediately and take care of the problem," said Rev. Karl J. Kiser, the president of the school. "

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ibsys/20040506...

Quick--what disgraceful extremist right wing lobbying group with racist pinhead Ted Nugent on its board of directors publishes a gun magazine for kids?
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FatSlob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:11 AM
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4. Why would Kerry want to be associated with the bandemonium crowd?


This picture makes me want to barf. It'll cost him votes.
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OpSomBlood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:22 AM
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6. No kidding.


The Senate's resident expert on gun safety issues.
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:29 AM
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8. Gee, op, guess folks who aren't stentorian fans
don't have a problem...clearly Kerry doesn't.
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OpSomBlood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:43 AM
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11. Anyone who takes gun safety seriously has a problem with it.
Kudos on your 750th Stentorian reference. You really know how to keep the material fresh.
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:52 AM
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12. Gee, Kerry has no problem...
But then he's not trying to pimp for assault weapons and the rest of the rancid "gun rights" creed.

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OpSomBlood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:56 AM
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14. There would be no "pimping" required...
If ignorant, hypocritical legislators wouldn't try to ban items based on what they look like.
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:47 PM
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15. Who the hell ARE you trying to kid, op?
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:28 AM
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7. With who?
The sort of shitheels who pimp for the NRA?
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:02 AM
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2. Russian roulette eyed in shooting (MA)
"A 16-year-old boy was in critical condition with a gunshot wound to his head last night after a shooting inside a Dorchester triple-decker, police said.
The youth, whose name was not released, was taken to Boston Medical Center about 7 p.m. after another teenager called for help.
No weapon was found and no arrests have been made. "

http://news.bostonherald.com/localRegional/view.bg?arti...
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:08 AM
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3. Code-word for suicide attempt
Suicide shootings, both successful and otherwise, are often portrayed as "games" or "accidents" because of the stigma of suicide and the possibility that health insurance may not cover expenses from failed suicide attempts.
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TX-RAT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:15 AM
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5. Homicide evidence has also been tampered with so as to portray a suicide.
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:31 AM
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9. Children Among Victims Of Highland Park Shooting (MI)
"Two men were killed and two children were injured after an early morning shooting in Highland Park.
The shooting occurred on Ferris Street, near Oakland and Brush streets, just after 2 a.m., according to Local 4. Investigators said the four victims were sitting in a car when someone drove up and started shooting.
About 50 shell casings were on the ground, which investigators believe came from an automatic rifle and possibly a shotgun.
One man tried to run from the car, but died at the scene; the other was pronounced dead at Henry Ford Hospital, Local 4 reported.
The children of one of the men -- an 8-year-old girl and a 5-year-old boy -- are hospitalized. The girl was grazed by a bullet and the boy suffered a gunshot wound to at least one of his legs, Local 4 reported. "

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ibsys/20040506...
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:39 AM
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10. Shooting suspects captured (OH)
"Seth Bange, 21, has been charged with one count of attempted murder, and Ernest Moore III, 28, with one count of felonious assault in the shootings of 19-year-old Devon Peebles and Michael Taylor, said Chillicothe Police Capt. Tom Hewitt.
The two suspects were to have been transferred to Chillicothe after a hearing in Columbus either today or Wednesday night.
Taylor was taken to Grant Medical Center in Columbus after being shot three times in the upper chest and torso. Peebles was shot once in the chest and taken to Adena Regional Medical Center, where he was treated in the emergency room and released. "

http://www.chillicothegazette.com/news/stories/20040506...
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:55 AM
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13. Florida Tech Guard Fatally Shot On Melbourne Campus
"MELBOURNE, Fla. -- A Florida Institute of Technology secutiry guard was found fatally shot on campus early Thursday.
The circumstances of the shooting were not immediately known, said Lt. Steve Fernez, Melbourne police department's lead detective on this case. Fernez could not say whether the shooting was a homicide or self-inflicted, or whether a gun had been found at the scene.
Police spokesman Sean Riordan said a second guard alerted authorities around 5 a.m. The shooting occurred under a canopy of palm trees, near a gazebo adjacent to the security office. "

http://www.local6.com/news/3275616/detail.html
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:04 PM
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17. 5 AM? Under a canopy of trees, near a gazebo???
Kind of like my late co-worker who was reported by the HR manager as having had "a tragic accident with a firearm" when he was alone on the beach at 1:30 AM last February.
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:50 PM
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16. Trouten trial centers on why shot was fired (OH)
"STEUBENVILLE - The defense and the prosecution in the aggravated murder trial of Shawn Trouten of Tiltonsville don't disagree that Trouten shot his wife, but they do disagree on how and why the fatal shot was fired.
Michelle Trouten, 31, was shot once in the back of the head in the early morning hours of June 29 at the couple's house at 325 Main St., Tiltonsville. She died a short time later at Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling.
Assistant Prosecutor Richard Ferro told the jury in opening statements Wednesday in the case is about jealousy, violence and death. Defense attorney Edward Sustersic told the jury Shawn Trouten fell over in the couple's bedroom and the .22-caliber rifle discharged. "

http://hsconnect.com/news/story/056202004_new03news0506...
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:31 PM
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18. Arizonans organize to patrol Mexican border
A more accurate headline would be "Gun nuts can't wait to shoot some Mexicans"...

"Simcox's group and other civilian patrols that cropped up in recent years have recruited some disgruntled property owners. But they also have drawn significantly from those who have come from other states, attracted by the groups' doomsday warnings about still-porous borders after Sept. 11. Some, like the Missouri Militia, based in the Kansas City area, have arrived in full camouflage with semiautomatic weapons to patrol ranchers' property.
Five Missouri Militia members answered the call of Ranch Rescue, a group founded in Texas that became the first organized civilian patrol to set up camp on the Arizona border. The group's stated mission: to protect private ranch property. Its approach has a more military feel to it than Simcox's group, whose members are mainly middle-aged and elderly volunteers dressed in jeans and sitting in camp chairs along migrant trails.
The Rev. Robert Carney is a former St. Louis resident who left town to enter the priesthood at 43. For years, he served in parishes along the Arizona border. Today, he runs a binational, interfaith group to promote understanding about the reasons migrants make the illegal trek.
Some of the armed groups are more worrisome to him than others.
"I don't think we're overly concerned with Chris Simcox. He is not recognized by any of the other vigilante groups. They kind of laugh at him, really. But there are others who are very dangerous people that we've been concerned about from the beginning," he said."

http://www.centredaily.com/mld/centredaily/news/8597202...
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 02:25 PM
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19. Men Sentenced in Cross-Dresser Shooting (IN)
NDIANAPOLIS - A judge sentenced a man to 120 years in prison for killing a cross-dressing teenager and his female friend.
Paul Moore, 21, maintained his innocence Wednesday in Marion County Superior Court as he was sentenced on charges of murder, arson and criminal confinement in the shooting deaths of Brandie Coleman, 18, and Gregory Johnson, 17.
Prosecutors said Moore shot both victims in the front of the head with a .45-caliber handgun when he discovered that Johnson, who dressed as a woman and answered to the name Nireah, was not female. "

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20040506/ap...
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 02:36 PM
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20. Police raids aided by neighbors' tips (OH)
"MANSFIELD -- Tuesday night's Allied Special Operations Response Team raid on a Louise Avenue Home netted less than one ounce of cocaine, a small amount of marijuana and several drug paraphernalia items, Sgt. Michael Bammann of the METRICH Drug Task Force said Wednesday.
Officers also seized a loaded Ruger 9-mm pistol and an Intra Tec .22-caliber automatic machine pistol and ammunition.
Mansfield police Chief Phil Messer said part of the raid's success was because of vigilant residents in the area, who informed police of the unusual activity observed at the house. "

http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/news/stories/200405...
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 03:11 PM
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21. Clerk Pistol-Whipped Inside Grandview Business (MO)
"Police hope to identify the man who beat a woman with a gun inside a Grandview business Monday night, KMBC's Emily Aylward reported.
The attack happened as the 27-year-old woman, who works as a clerk at the Latino y Ponto grocery and deli, was apparently closing the business for the evening. The clerk, Diana Granados, was alone in the store at the time.
The assailant entered the store and asked the clerk for gum. Surveillance video shows him casually dancing to the music playing inside the business. As he was paying for the gum, he reached into a jacket pocket and pulled out a handgun. Police guessed his plan was to reach into the cash drawer and grab a handful of cash, but the clerk quickly shut the drawer. The attacker then struck her several times with his weapon. "

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ibsys/20040506...
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 03:17 PM
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22. Teen Arrested After Shots Fired at Lexington School (NC)
"LEXINGTON, N.C. -- An 18-year-old man is charged with firing a pistol at a Lexington Senior High School student.
Brittany Craven was arrested shortly after Tuesday afternoon's shooting.
Police and witnesses say Craven went to the school and argued with 18-year-old senior Terence Exodus. During the argument, a .38-caliber handgun was fired three times, hitting a car and the parking lot. Exodus wasn't hurt."

http://www.wral.com/news/3275986/detail.html
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 03:22 PM
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23. Durham Police Investigate Fatal Shooting (NC)
"DURHAM, N.C. -- Police in Durham have identified a victim in a deadly overnight shooting.
Authorities say Reginald Johnson, 22, of 3007 Weaver St., was found shot in the driveway of 3010 Weaver St. just before 2 a.m. Thursday.
Johnson died at Duke Medical Center."

http://www.wral.com/news/3274983/detail.html
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 03:46 PM
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24. Fire Sparked on Shooting Range
<sarcasm>There's always excitement and fun when gun owners are around...</sarcasm>

"The 2004 fire season got off to an early start about 11 a.m. Sunday when a brush fire was ignited by someone shooting at targets about two miles off State Highway 330. The U.S. Forest Service target-shooting area is known as 1N09 and is located between Running Springs and Highland.
Fire season officially started Monday, but the Shooter Fire burned about five acres on Sunday before it was fully contained at 2:05 p.m.
The first response was by a U.S. Forest Service crew stationed at the City Creek Ranger Station.
That crew was soon joined by about 130 firefighters from Running Springs Fire, San Bernardino County Fire, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, City of San Bernardino Fire and other U.S. Forest Service air and ground units.
Fire investigators indicated that the Shooter Fire was started by someone shooting at targets in the 1N09 shooting range and that after calling 911, the shooter reportedly tried to knock the flames down with blankets."

http://www.crestlinecourier-news.com/articles/2004/05/0...



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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:31 PM
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25. Student Allegedly Threatens to Shoot People
"OSAWATOMIE, Kan. -- Authorities took a 13-year-old middle school student into custody in Osawatomie after he allegedly threatened to bring a gun to school and shoot people.
He also allegedly had a hit list of people he wanted to harm, according to a news release from the Osawatomie Police Department."

http://www.kctv5.com/Global/story.asp?S=1846332&nav=1Pu...

Quick, which extremist right wing lobbying group that has folks with ties to racist groups on its board publishes a gun magazine for kids?


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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 05:31 PM
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26. Fatal shooting on Opry House Road (SC)
"Sheriff's deputies in Anderson County are investigating a fatal shooting on Opry House Road off U.S. 29 south of Anderson.
Deputies responded to the scene at about 2:15 p.m. Thursday and found a man with a gunshot wound to his chest, according to radio dispatches from sheriff's officials.
Dispatchers reported that the man was dead shortly after 2:30 p.m.
Lt. Randall Williams said the shooting involved a domestic dispute. He said they were looking for a suspect, but would not release a name. "

http://www.andersonsc.com/and/news/article/0,1886,AND_8...
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 05:50 PM
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27. Man arrested as drug seizure nets cocaine (SC)
"TOCCOA A 39-year-old Toccoa man was arrested Tuesday on a charge of trafficking cocaine after officers seized 311 grams of cocaine, 11 firearms and more than $7,000 in cash from his house.
Charles Edward "Daniel" Cochran of Hughes Street was arrested in the drug bust, a news release from the Toccoa Police Department said. "

http://www.independentmail.com/and/news/article/0,1886,...
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:12 PM
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28. Feds arrest 2 on weapons charges in alleged militia plot (MT)
"KALISPELL (AP) - Three men who authorities say had ties to a militia group accused of plotting to assassinate public officials here were arrested Thursday on firearms charges, federal agents said.
The arrests stem from an investigation that began in February 2002 into a Flathead Valley group calling itself "Project 7." Authorities say they uncovered evidence that members of the group had amassed an arsenal of weapons and were plotting to kill local police, prosecutors, judges and other public officials. Before Thursday, however, only one man had been charged in connection with the investigation.
The FBI and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives identified the men arrested Thursday as James R. Day, 60, Steven N. Morey, 44, and John W. Slater, 54, all of Kalispell. "

http://www.billingsgazette.com/index.php?ts=1&display=r...
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