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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-16-04 06:15 AM
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GUNS IN THE NEWS--September 16, 2004
As CO Liberal sez:
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-16-04 06:35 AM
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1. Police: Driver Draws Gun In Road-Rage Incident (MI)
"An armed driver is apparently at large after an incident on a local freeway Wednesday morning.
Romulus police say a man driving westbound on Interstate 94 near Wayne Road pointed a handgun at another driver and threatened to shoot him.
Police believe it was a case of road rage and the two drivers may have been involved in a dispute before the gun was drawn."

http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/3733534/detail.html

Another glorious celebration of the Second Amendment....
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-16-04 07:03 AM
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2. Student Faces Expulsion For Bringing Gun To School (OH)
"DAYTON, Ohio -- A 10-year-old Dayton student may be expelled after he reportedly brought a revolver to school on Monday. The incident happened at Loos Elementary after fellow students reported the gun to teachers, who found the gun inside the fifth-grader's backpack.
Dayton school Superintendent Percy Mack said the gun was not loaded and it was brought to school not for malicious purpose, but to show to other students.
One parent who has a sixth- and first-grader in the school said she wishes the school would have notified parents with at least a letter."

http://www.whiotv.com/news/3733394/detail.html

By the way, what right wing extremist lobbying group with racist lunatic Ted Nugent on its board publishes a gun magazine for kids?
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Endangered Specie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-16-04 03:27 PM
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13. Only a revolver?, I guess that could be considered improvement.

I'm sure that if hed a read that kids-NRA mag, he would have brought something bigger, I mean, the magazine would have pointed out to him that a tinky revolver wouldnt be too good in gunning down the class.


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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-16-04 07:55 AM
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3. County deputies seize drugs, guns (TX)
"Deputies had to leave the house at 132 Connie Lane off FM 706 after a strong chemical smell was irritating their eyes and noses, the release stated.
"It was quickly determined that methamphetamine had been cooked in the house," the release stated.
After ventilating the fumes, deputies discovered numerous items inside used in "cooking" the drug, including glassware, chemicals and other items, the release stated.
Several grams of powdered methamphetamine, and several rifles and pistols were confiscated from the house, the report stated. One of the rifles had a high-capacity ammunition holder, Lt. Pete Cooper said Wednesday. "

http://www.lufkindailynews.com/news/newsfd/auto/feed/ne... ;COXnetJSessionID=BJBIWP5Scm0NBvmi3hGDPl22es5MUVfPghgmksjJE3lBtcHbmaeD!-795209529?urac=n&urvf=10953363922700.17269419282683018

Another law-abiding gun "collector" unfairly stigmatized, I bet (snicker)
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-16-04 08:24 AM
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4. Abrams's Stance on Guns Criticized (MD)
"Montgomery County Democrats are hoping to make Stephen N. Abrams's position on gun control an issue in this fall's campaign for a seat on the school board.
Abrams, the chairman of the Montgomery County Republican Party, angered Democrats this spring when he sent a letter to several legislators opposing their efforts to enact a statewide ban on the sale of assault weapons. The letter said the legislators should have more important things to worry about than pushing for the ban.
Abrams is running for the Montgomery County Board of Education District 2 seat, representing Rockville and Potomac, against incumbent Walter Lange. But while school board races rarely center on state or national issues and are supposed to be nonpartisan, Democrats are starting to remind voters of Abrams's letter.
This week, Del. William A. Bronrott (D-Montgomery) cited the letter during a rally to protest Congress's decision not to renew the federal assault weapons ban. "

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A23879-20...

Way to go, Democrats! This fuckwit does not belong on a school board.
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-16-04 09:15 AM
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5. Dead ID'd in Parsons shooting (KS)
"Parsons police on Wednesday released the names of three of four people killed in a homicide-suicide discovered Tuesday.
Police said the dead are Cynthia Helms, about 40; her daughter, Diane Helms, in her early 20s; Cynthia Helms' 13-year-old son, whom authorities declined to name because he was juvenile; and Christopher Samples, about 21. A relative, however, said Samples was 19.
Three of the four were homicide victims with gunshot wounds, and the fourth person appeared to have a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said. Police have yet to say who is suspected of shooting the others.
A police officer found the bodies after authorities were asked to check on the welfare of Cynthia Helms, who had not shown up to work Tuesday. Police found the bodies about 8:30 a.m."

http://www.kansas.com/mld/kansas/news/state/9674259.htm
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-16-04 09:48 AM
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6. Brother to face charge in shooting (MO)
"Lawrence County officials have charged a rural Marionville man with first-degree assault for allegedly shooting his brother.
Justin L. Janes, 30, also faces an armed criminal action charge. He is in the Lawrence County Jail in lieu of $325,000 bond and faces a arraignment today.
Jesse Lee Janes, 20, was admitted to Aurora Community Hospital with two gunshot wounds after being shot late Sunday about 2 miles south of Marionville."

http://springfield.news-leader.com/news/today/0916-Brie...
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-16-04 10:17 AM
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7. Driver shot and killed, boy steers car (WA)
"UNION GAP, Wash. -- A man driving on U.S. 97 was shot and killed by gunfire coming from another car, leaving his 8-year-old son to steer the vehicle.
Ramon Sandoval Morfin, 35, of Yakima, died at the scene, the Yakima County sheriff's office said Thursday.
The man and his son were traveling north at Union Gap near Yakima Wednesday night when a second vehicle pulled alongside them and shots were fired, the sheriff's office said.
Morfin was hit by several shots and lost consciousness while still pressing on the accelerator."

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/aplocal_story.asp?c...
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-16-04 10:34 AM
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8. 15-year-old shot during robbery dies at hospital (MD)
A boy who was shot during a robbery Monday night on a street in West Baltimore died Tuesday afternoon at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, city police reported yesterday.
The victim, Christopher Richardson, 15, was standing in front of a house in the 2800 block of W. North Ave. about 10 p.m. Monday with a girl he knew when an unknown gunman demanded his money, witnesses told homicide Detective Michael Johnson.
A fight broke out between Richardson and the gunman, Johnson said, and the boy was shot several times in the head with a small-caliber handgun and fell to the pavement.
Johnson said witnesses reported seeing the gunman back away after Richardson was shot, then reach into the boy's pockets and remove an unknown sum of money before fleeing. "

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/local/bal-md.slaying16...
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-16-04 10:59 AM
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9. Man fatally shot in city while tinting his car's windows (MD)
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"A 26-year-old man was fatally shot late yesterday afternoon while tinting the windows of his car less than a block from his mother's West Baltimore home, city police reported.
Michael Crawford was applying tinted plastic to the windows of his 1995 Mitsubishi in the 1300 block of Winchester St. about 5:30 p.m. when a gunman shot him in the back, chest and side with a semiautomatic handgun, said homicide Detective Frank Miller.
Police knew of no motive in the attack on Crawford, a resident of the 4300 block of White Ave. in Northeast Baltimore. He died 30 minutes later at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, Miller said. "

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/local/bal-md.shooting1...
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-16-04 12:12 PM
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10. Man Faces Shooting Charges; No Arrests Made In 2 Other Incidents (CT)
"City police investigating three shootings Tuesday and early Wednesday in Hartford arrested a man they say shot another man sitting in a car on Seyms Street.
Of the three victims, Tyshawn Coleman, 15, of High Court in East Hartford, suffered the most serious injury, police said. He was shot in the left shoulder during a drive-by shooting at about 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Northeast neighborhood, they said. They said Coleman was riding in the front seat of a car on Mansfield Street when a bullet hit him in the shoulder and apparently pierced an artery.
In the second shooting, police said Gregory Hopkins, 17, of High Court in East Hartford, showed up at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center at about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday with a gunshot wound in the hand.
Police say they solved the third shooting after a tipster led them to Miguel Rivera, 19, of Willard Street in Hartford, who confessed to shooting Charles Carter, 42, early Wednesday morning on Seyms Street."

http://www.ctnow.com/news/local/hc-hfdshootings0916.art...
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-16-04 01:10 PM
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11. Suspect in fatal shooting arrested (MS)
Wonder if he'll claim self-defense....

"A West Carrollton man wanted in a fatal shooting Monday night was arrested Tuesday in Carroll County, Miss.
Travis Becker, 28, is accused in the slaying of Mark L. Shockey, 42, of 203 W. Circle Drive, who was found shot in the head on Smith Street in West Carrollton. After a chase lasting until early Tuesday failed to turn up the suspect, West Carrollton police issued a national alert for Becker's arrest on a probation violation, Chief Richard Barnhart said.
Mississippi state troopers pulled him over during a routine traffic stop. He then fired several shots at the officers, according to WHIO-TV.
No one was injured."

http://www.daytondailynews.com/localnews/content/localn...
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-16-04 02:16 PM
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12. 2 wounded in Fort Pierce shootings (FL)
" Officers received a call about a shooting and arrived at an apartment with its front door open. They heard calls for help from upstairs and found a woman lying on a bed with a gunshot wound to her neck, the report states.
The victim, Denise Mills, 45, of Fort Pierce, was taken to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute in critical condition before being flown to Holmes Regional Medical Center for treatment. Detectives are following up leads in the case, but no arrest has been made, said Audria Moore, a police spokeswoman.
The other shooting happened about 7:20 p.m. Wednesday in the 300 block of North 16th Street, according to a police report.
After getting a call about the incident, officers found Richard Newell, 36, of Fort Pierce, pacing in front of a house on North 16th Street with a gunshot wound to the left side of his head. "

http://www.tcpalm.com/tcp/local_news/article/0,1651,TCP...
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anonymous44 Donating Member (252 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-16-04 03:33 PM
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14. .
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-16-04 03:47 PM
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15. Yeah, it's bigoted horseshit in the other thread too....
So tell us, are "blacks, jews and women" just "professional victims"?
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anonymous44 Donating Member (252 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-16-04 03:50 PM
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16. did you read the whole article?
you only seem to pick out certain words.
defense mechanism just like the article says
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-16-04 04:02 PM
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17. Been there, done that...
Or did you imagine you are the very first "enthusiast" to stumble across this bigoted fuckwit?

I myself wonder why anybody even pretending to be a Democrat would waste time with anything calling itself the "righter"...or would have been dredging in those cesspools to start with. But maybe that's obvious.
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anonymous44 Donating Member (252 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-16-04 04:07 PM
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18. eh
i guess you're a lost cause just like the article said at the end.
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-16-04 04:08 PM
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19. Hey, it's your racist article
I just spit on it, as it deserved....
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anonymous44 Donating Member (252 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-16-04 04:12 PM
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20. you're spinning dude
you don't even want to address gun phobia issue
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-16-04 04:16 PM
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21. Nope...I'm not the one trying to excuse blatant racism
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anonymous44 Donating Member (252 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-16-04 04:24 PM
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22. oh so
now the article is about racism
i see you don't even want to address your gun phobia
that defense mechanism is kicking in
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-16-04 04:32 PM
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23. The article was always racist crap
the three or four other times it was posted...and you're more than welcome to it.
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anonymous44 Donating Member (252 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-16-04 04:44 PM
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24. yeah i see
that you have a huge defense mechanism. even after seeing it 3 or 4 times you still run from the obvious body of the article.
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-16-04 04:50 PM
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25. TPD officer shoots man armed with shotgun (AZ)
"Police say the officer saw 24-year-old Victor Pallanes in the park, armed with a shotgun.
Police say Pallanes pointed the shotgun at the officer. That's when the officer fired his gun.
Pallanes suffered a superficial bullet wound to his shoulder.
Pallanes faces a charge of aggrivated assault against a police officer."

http://kvoa.com/Global/story.asp?S=2310373
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-16-04 05:33 PM
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26. Robbery looks like group's 3rd in 2 weeks (TX)
"BEDFORD - Late-night bandits -- one armed with what witnesses described as an automatic handgun -- robbed a convenience store Tuesday, increasing to three the number of heists that investigators believe were committed by the group in the past two weeks.
Witnesses pursued the robbers into an apartment complex late Tuesday but stopped when one of the men pointed the gun at them, police said Wednesday.
Bedford police said they believe that the robbers who hit Minit Market Tuesday night are the same ones who hit the La Quinta Inn at 1450 Airport Freeway on Sept. 2 and Viva Food Store at 1305 Brown Trail on Sept. 5.
At each robbery, three or four men used one handgun to rob clerks and managers. The robbers wore masks in the La Quinta and Viva holdups but not at the Minit Market robbery."

http://www.dfw.com/mld/startelegram/news/local/states/t...
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-16-04 06:23 PM
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27. Police shoot man in torso (NM)
"An Albuquerque man is in satisfactory condition after being shot by police early this morning.
Officers were called to the Lakes Apartments, 4800 San Mateo Lane N.E., at approximately 1 a.m. about a domestic violence disturbance, said Detective Jeff Arbogast, an Albuquerque Police Department spokesman.
When officers approached the apartment, they saw a woman in the doorway of the apartment, he said.
"As they made contact with the female, a man came out and suddenly raised a handgun in the woman's direction," he said. "

http://www.abqtrib.com/archives/news04/091604_news_shoo...
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