Monday, October 31, 2005

Thailand: Queen urges self defense for locals : "Her Majesty the Queen has suggested that self-defence training be provided for local residents living around a Buddhist temple in Pattani where an elderly monk and two temple boys were brutally murdered on October 16. Gen Napol Boonthap, the deputy aide-de-camp, has been asked to coordinate with the army to provide the training in self-defence to locals living near Wat Phromprasit in Panare district. ... The applicants, including 10 women, were aged from 16-66. They will undergo training for six days, said Lt-Col Pakorn. Afterwards, the trainees would be responsible for guarding their communities. Around 15 shotguns would be handed out to the villagers. 'Her Majesty the Queen wants locals to be trained so they can use weapons in self-defence and to protect their villages and temple,' Lt-Col Pakorn said."

Two Texans shoot two intruders in two days : "Some homeowners have taken the law into their own hands. In the last couple of days, two people have shot burglars they said were trying to get into their homes. The first incident happened Saturday morning in Grand Prairie. A homeowner shot and killed a suspected burglar in the 2800 block of Lake Park Drive. It happened again Sunday night in Dallas when Clyde Buchanan said he shot an intruder in the 2800 block of Arizona Avenue."

We will not remain defenseless: "What were they thinking? Of course, I am referring to the illegal and wrongful seizure of firearms in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina hit. The National Guard and Police were supposed to be helping people get needed supplies like food and water, not confiscating firearms inside the personal household of victims. ... San Francisco is now proposing Proposition H which would ban ALL handguns from the city. Both New Orleans and San Francisco official have always been notoriously anti-gun and perhaps they saw this disaster as the golden opportunity to ban guns from law abiding citizens that only want to defend themselves."

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