Thursday, June 21, 2007

Guns UNbanned in the Philippines: "I RECEIVED lots of calls and e-mails from people over the weekend, asking about the gun ban and I am quite happy to reply that, yes folks, that utterly useless prohibition that bothered only the lawful is finally out the window. While the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has yet to issue a definitive statement—they are all probably busy with Sulu and Basilan—Comelec Resolution 7764-A did say that the ban covered only the election period between Jan. 14 to June 13, 2007. Thus, provided you get your respective transport permits from the PNP, all roads can lead to the firing range if you choose to. The Philippine Practical Shooting Association (PPSA), which by the way had its website redesigned recently, met the open season with a Level 2 match at the SEB Firing Range in Fort Bonifacio last Friday. The event was dubbed the Philippine Army Cub and sponsored by the Straight Shooters Club."

Florida: After Attack by 3 Dogs, Man Opens Fire: "Three dogs attacked Mauricio Garcia when he was walking near his home at 9343 SW 4th Lane, in Doral, late Wednesday morning. He pulled out a gun and shot one of them to death. He was scared, but when CBS4 later caught up with him, he said jokingly, "I'm alive". CBS Chopper4 flew over the scene soon after the incident happened, and the 74-year-old Garcia could be seen sitting down, the pants covering his left leg were torn. A woman was handing water to him. "I heard it," said neighbor Alice Villa. "He pulled out a gun and shot the dog right there." Miami-Dade officials said the three dogs belonged to a neighbor who others in the community said "is a nice guy", and no charges will be pressed against him. The dogs are miniature schnauzers, which can be trained to be aggressive, and some confirmed the dogs have a history of biting. Garcia, on the other hand is doing well, and no charges will be filed against him. He has a concealed weapon's permit."

Nebraska burglar foiled by man with B.B. gun: "An armed teenager was held at B.B.-gunpoint by the man he allegedly was trying to steal from at 23rd and Dudley streets early Wednesday. The resident of the home told police he was sleeping, when a noise startled him. He grabbed a B.B. gun in his room and went to investigate, then found a person he did not know in his hallway. The man was able to hold the suspected burglar until police arrived at the scene, Lincoln Police Officer Katherine Finnell said. Police arrested a 16-year-old on suspicion of burglary, and said they found a loaded .22-caliber pistol in his shoe. The teenager was taken to the Youth Detention Center."

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