Thursday, August 14, 2008

Ohio Man Fights Would-Be Robbers In Ambush: "A Galion man agreed to meet someone in Lancaster to buy some construction equipment, but it was all a set-up to a robbery. The prospective customer was told to meet the seller on an area of desolate land in Lancaster to buy a Bobcat -- a type of construction equipment, NBC 4's Mike Bowersock reported. Shortly after arriving, the man was walking across the field when someone approached him from the left, cursed at him and pointed a gun at him. "There was a verbal agreement of $7,000 cash for the Bobcat and the (customer) showed up with the cash and found out it was actually a robbery -- ambush," said Sgt. Mike Peters, of Lancaster police. But, the customer was prepared -- and had a concealed carry permit and two guns. He unloaded one gun on the robbers and then started with the second gun. The robbers returned fire, and it is believed that one of them was shot. "He was in fear for his life. He felt that he was going to be shot and killed and he actually did pull his gun and shot several times at the robber," Peters said. No arrests have been made, but a man with a gunshot wound at The Ohio State University Medical Center is a suspect."

Ohio Deli Owner Opens Fire On Would-Be Robbers: "An East Price Hill delicatessen owner took matters into his own hands during an attempted robbery on Tuesday, police said. Officers said two men walked into Don's Deli on Beech Street just before 8 p.m. and pointed a gun at the owner, demanding money. Instead, police said, the owner pulled out his own gun and fired at least once at the men, who fled from the deli. The men were last seen leaving the area in a tan sedan. No arrests have been made so far."

Democrats `Still Don't Get It' on Guns: "Beware of what the Democrats are saying about guns in their party platform, a Second Amendment group says. The draft 2008 Democratic National Platform includes the "Utopian fantasy that gun control laws will somehow make neighborhoods safer," said the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. "While promising to preserve our Second Amendment rights, the party platform demonizes semiautomatic sport utility rifles and wants them banned, calls for anti-gun show legislation and proposes so-called `common-sense' gun laws," said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. "Boiled down, all it really means is that the Democrats are still the party of gun control no matter how they try to re-package the rhetoric."

Man fatally shoots Ark. Dem. chairman at party HQ: "A man recently fired from a Target store barged into the Arkansas Democratic headquarters Wednesday and fatally shot the state party chairman before speeding off in his pickup. Police later shot and killed the suspect after a 30-mile chase. Police identified the suspect as 50-year-old Timothy Dale Johnson of Searcy, a town about 50 miles northeast of Little Rock. They said that moments after the shooting, Johnson pointed a handgun at a worker at the nearby Arkansas Baptist headquarters. An official there said he told the worker, "I lost my job." Conway police said a Target store 30 miles north of Little Rock had fired Johnson earlier Wednesday because he had written graffiti on a store wall. The age and address provided by Conway officers matched those provided by Little Rock police for its suspect. According to Conway police spokeswoman Sharen Carter, Target fired Johnson before 8 a.m. Wednesday because he had written on a wall. Other store employees said Johnson's body shook as he turned in his ID badge. A Target manager had called police because of the incident but the wall had already been cleaned. Johnson lived alone in a small home in Searcy and had never been married, said Helen Mowrer, who lived next door to the gunman. Mowrer said that both of Johnson's parents lived at the house, but had died in the past 10 years. Mowrer said Johnson kept to himself. "I never felt really comfortable with him," she said. "He was just kind of different."

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