Wednesday, September 06, 2006

"Pro-gun" groups disagree on background check bill: "A Second Amendment group is warning gun owners that a 'massive gun control bill' is now working its way through Congress -- and is surprisingly close to becoming law. Gun Owners of America also admits that it is the only national pro-gun group to oppose the 'NICS Improvement Act of 2005' (H.R. 1415). Introduced by gun control advocate Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, H.R. 1415 is intended to improve the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), which screens would-be gun buyers for mental problems or criminal convictions that would bar them from buying guns. ... GOA argues that the bill will allow for an enormous data dump from the states to the federal government -- 'laying the infrastructure for even more gun control in the future.' ... The National Rifle Association takes a less ominous view of the bill. 'This bill ... would improve availability of criminal history and other records for conducting background checks on firearm buyers,' says an analysis on the NRA's Institute for Legislative Action website."

FL: Eatery workers, suspects trade shots: "Employees and two suspects traded shots about 11:30 p.m. outside the back door of Froggers Grill and Bar Southwest on Conroy-Windermere Road, reports state. Having been robbed a week earlier while taking out the trash, both kitchen workers told police they armed with themselves with .40-caliber and 9 mm pistols before doing the chore Sunday night, reports show. The kitchen workers told police they stepped outside and were confronted by two men armed with a rifle and a pistol who ordered them to drop to their knees. Then one of the suspects fired a shot without striking either man, reports show. The employees opened fire, and the suspects fled by jumping a fence."

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