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  • New forum look (Vanity)

    03/10/2008 5:20:28 AM PDT · by Hazcat · 29 replies · 1,912+ views
    none ^ | 3/10/08 | Hazcat
    I can't find any thing with this new format! Where the heck did the banglist go? The list of 'popular keywords' is a joke. This format is horrendous!
  • Arctic sea floor mapping data bolsters U.S. claims (LOST support?)

    02/11/2008 11:19:02 AM PST · by Hazcat · 12 replies · 58+ views
    AP ^ | February 11, 2008 | Jeannette J. Lee
    Just the link for AP right?
  • John Lott on DOJ DC Brief for Fred Thompson Campaign

    01/17/2008 8:41:33 PM PST · by Hazcat · 6 replies · 104+ views
    Michael Bane Blog ^ | 01/17/08 | Micheal Bane
    Link to podcast of an interview with John Lott conducted by Michael Bane for the Fred Thompson Campaign.
  • Clause and Effect

    12/17/2007 12:24:44 PM PST · by Hazcat · 69 replies · 89+ views
    The New York Times Company ^ | December 16, 2007 | ADAM FREEDMAN
    The best way to make sense of the Second Amendment is to take away all the commas (which, I know, means that only outlaws will have commas). Without the distracting commas, one can focus on the grammar of the sentence. Professor Lund is correct that the clause about a well-regulated militia is “absolute,” but only in the sense that it is grammatically independent of the main clause, not that it is logically unrelated. To the contrary, absolute clauses typically provide a causal or temporal context for the main clause. The founders — most of whom were classically educated — would...
  • My sons first Hog Hunt (vanity)

    09/09/2007 6:27:12 AM PDT · by Hazcat · 25 replies · 525+ views
    self ^ | 09/09/07 | hazcat
    My son and I went hog hunting yesterday. We were shooting from stands about 25 yards on a down angle as the stands wre about 12 feet tall. A big old porker came out and started grubbing around and my son lined up with his S&W 629 6 inch 44 mag and fired one off. The hog just stood there! So he thumbs the hammer and lines up for another and the damn thing jst fell over! One shot, One kill! 205 lb russian! It is the black one.
  • State's voter ID law holds up in court (GA)

    09/06/2007 1:17:18 PM PDT · by Hazcat · 12 replies · 442+ views ^ | 09/06/07 | BILL RANKIN
    A federal judge in Rome has thrown out a lawsuit challenging Georgia's photo voter ID law. In a ruling issued Thursday, U.S. District Judge Harold Murphy declined to issue an injunction suspending the law and also dismissed the case. The plaintiffs failed to prove that the 2006 law's photo ID requirement unduly burdens the right to vote, Murphy ruled.
  • Big Gang RoundUp In Hillsborough County

    06/12/2007 3:52:09 AM PDT · by Hazcat · 12 replies · 599+ views
    970 WFLA ^ | June 11, 2007 | 970 WFLA
    TAMPA, Fla. (970 WFLA) - It's called Operation Pure Business-Pura Tranza, and investigators say it has resulted in the arrests of 58 suspected gang members in Hillsborough County. In addtion, investigators have seized 40 weapons. The name of this 10-month-long investigation came from the the words "Para Tranza" tattoed as eyebrows on one of the suspects. "With today's arrests, I believe the gangs know we mean business, too," said Hillsborough Sheriff David Gee. Gee said the investigation escalated when detectives discovered graffitti that targeted law enforcement. They say many of those arrested are believed to be members of Sur 13...
  • Teachers' union wants stab-vests

    05/30/2007 5:46:13 AM PDT · by Hazcat · 23 replies · 1,396+ views
    BBC News ^ | 25 May 2007 | BBC News
    School staff will need body armour when new powers to search pupils for weapons come into force, a teaching union says. From next Thursday head teachers will be able to authorise staff or security guards to carry out such searches. The Professional Association of Teachers says staff who carry out searches must be trained and should have access to protective clothing.

    05/15/2007 3:44:53 AM PDT · by Hazcat · 157 replies · 4,468+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | May 15, 2007 | Michael Moore
    Given that it has been publicly reported in The Weekly Standard, a leading neo-conservative publication, that you support Fidel Castro and the Cuban regime by being a purveyor of fine Cuban exports despite the trade embargo, I was surprised to see your recent op ed in a more traditional conservative outlet, The National Review, regarding my trip to Cuba (I suspect you choose The National Review in an effort to pander to an outlet that had criticized you for your opposition to medical malpractice legislation). ..SNIP.. "Thompson's work space looks just like what the home office of a successful politician...
  • A Killer on Campus: A Bill Kurtis Special Report (Tragedy at Virginia Tech)

    05/03/2007 7:17:11 PM PDT · by Hazcat · 5 replies · 558+ views
    A&E TV ^ | 05/04/07 | A&E
    Bill Kurtis explores the Virginia Tech shootings, examining the possible causes of the killing spree and ways to prevent future tragedies. Included: interviews with students, faculty and witnesses; and experts in forensic psychology.
  • Gun dealer charged after officer slain

    05/01/2007 3:09:04 PM PDT · by Hazcat · 28 replies · 983+ views
    South Bend Tribune (IN) ^ | April 28. 2007 | MARTI GOODLAD HELINE
    Killer allegedly wouldn't have had weapon if procedures were followed. MARTI GOODLAD HELINE Tribune Staff Writer SOUTH BEND -- A licensed firearms dealer who sold the gun used to shoot two South Bend police officers appeared in federal court Friday on charges of making false statements. Ronald J. Wedge, 71, of Bristol, was arrested Friday on a three-count criminal complaint that accuses him of not following proper procedures for the gun sale. Wedge is accused of lying about doing an immediate background check and seeing Scott Barnaby's proper identification before he sold Barnaby a handgun last Saturday at a gun...
  • Concealed Weapon Keeps Man Safe in Attempted Carjacking

    12/07/2006 7:27:32 AM PST · by Hazcat · 40 replies · 1,316+ views ^ | 12/06/06 | Samantha Hayes Reporting
    A Salt Lake City man says his gun saved his life today when a man threatened to take his car. It's a story that adds fuel to the debate over Utah's concealed weapons law. The suspect in this case has not been caught-yet. It's probably fair to say he'll think twice before ever threatening to steal someone's car again. Even when running errands, just like he was doing this morning, Mike Taylor is on guard. Mike Taylor, Concealed Weapon Carrier: "The police have their hands full with everything and I don't think they could be every place at once." So...
  • Armed robber outgunned

    12/06/2006 4:44:07 PM PST · by Hazcat · 34 replies · 1,406+ views ^ | 12/04/06 | Michael Hartwell
    WINDHAM (Dec 4, 2006): A would-be robber was foiled last weekend at the Quiznos sandwich shop in North Windham after pulling a knife and finding himself staring down the barrel of a Smith & Wesson. Advertisement [0] Assistant Manager Michael Kry said he noticed a six-foot-tall black male with a thin build carefully checking the store's hours on the glass door after he closed up shop on Sunday, Dec. 3 and was filling out paperwork. Kry said police told him the suspect was probably watching him to see what he was doing. At about 9:20 p.m. Kry was exiting the...
  • Store clerk shoots robbery suspect

    12/06/2006 4:10:13 PM PST · by Hazcat · 15 replies · 495+ views
    BURLESON - An employee of Bennett’s Grocery Store shot and wounded a Cleburne man as he attempted a robbery Tuesday night, Burleson police said. Travis Lee Baxter Jr. is being treated at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, but his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening, said Capt. Cindy Aaron, a spokeswoman for the Burleson police department. According to police reports, Baxter, who carried a large hunting knife, walked around the counter and demanded money from the clerk. The store owner yelled from the office, but Baxter refused to leave and was shot twice, police said. The suspect...
  • Police Release 911 Call Made After Fatal Tire Shop Shooting

    12/06/2006 4:07:25 PM PST · by Hazcat · 10 replies · 720+ views ^ | 12/06/06 |
    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Authorities released a frantic 911 call made by a storeowner who shot and killed a man attempting to rob his tire store Tuesday night. Police said the shooting doesn't appear to be murder, but rather self-defense, NBC 4's Lauren Diedrich reported. SLIDESHOW: Images From Scene Police said Arfan Midani, the owner of A&A Tires, was working Tuesday night when an armed man approached him and demanded money. The two men struggled and Midani gained control of the gun and shot the man twice in the stomach and once in the leg, police said. Anthony Lewis was taken...
  • Would-be prankster shot by homeowner

    12/06/2006 5:38:37 AM PST · by Hazcat · 114 replies · 2,165+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 12/05/06 | Jeff Long
    On his way to pull a prank elsewhere, a teenager was shot three times early Sunday in the driveway of the home of a Marengo man who opened fire on him with a .22-caliber rifle, a lawyer for the teen said Monday. Lawyer Kevin O'Reilly said the high school student, Patrick K. Gaughan, 18, and a friend were planning to drape toilet paper on a nearby house.
  • Homeowner shot at intruder, but didn't hit his target

    12/06/2006 5:11:06 AM PST · by Hazcat · 94 replies · 1,601+ views
    The News Record ^ | 12/5/06 | By The News-Record staff
    Investigators still don't know who tried to break into an American Ranch Road home Monday morning, but they're sure he wasn't hit by the homeowner who shot at him, Sheriff Bill Pownall said. The 37-year-old homeowner woke up at about 2 a.m. when he heard dogs barking, Pownall said. He went to his bedroom doorway, saw a man trying to enter through a kitchen door and fired a round from a .45-caliber handgun. The owner told investigators he was certain he hadn't hit the man, which was confirmed when they found the handgun round lodged in a kitchen cabinet, Pownall...
  • Woman fears for life after son kills intruder

    12/05/2006 11:31:20 AM PST · by Hazcat · 32 replies · 1,892+ views
    Post-Tribune ^ | 12/03/06 | KAREN SNELLING
    One day after an her son killed one of two intruders who forced his way into her house, a Gary mother says she fears for her life. "I'm fearful because I don't know who that guy was and I don't know who his people are," she said. Kevin Scott, 47, of the 2000 block of Central died Friday of multiple gunshot wounds after he announced he was going to kill everyone inside the Tolleston woman's West Garfield home, Detective Sgt. Michael Jackson, said. The homeowner, a truck driver for the city of Gary, was eating pizza with her 21-year-old son...
  • Homeowner shoots robber in Montgomery County [Texas]

    11/30/2006 5:07:42 AM PST · by Hazcat · 10 replies · 459+ views ^ | 11/29/06 | 11 News Staff
    Homeowner shoots robber in Montgomery County 01:51 PM CST on Wednesday, November 29, 2006 From 11 News Staff Reports Montgomery County officials are searching for an armed man responsible for an aggravated robbery. It happened at a home in the 19000 block of Laurette Drive in Porter, Texas just after midnight Wednesday. That’s east Montgomery County.
  • Shotgun blasts stop home invasion

    11/30/2006 4:44:18 AM PST · by Hazcat · 84 replies · 2,112+ views
    Times Herald-Record ^ | 11/30/06 | John Doherty
    Newburgh — An old farmhouse in a residential part of the Town of Newburgh near Orange Lake was the scene of a wild home invasion in which ski-masked intruders were turned back by shotgun blasts that ripped through walls and panicked neighbors. Police were called to 706 Gardnertown Road Monday night around 8 p.m. in response to reports of gunfire. The owners of the house, a couple in their 20s, said at least three men, possibly Hispanic or light-skinned blacks, burst through their backdoor, pistols drawn. One gunman held the man to the ground, while the others headed upstairs, where...