Monday, October 13, 2008

WI: Man shot wife-batterer in self defense : "That shooting over the weekend in Roxbury was apparently in self-defense, according to investigators. According to the Dane County Sheriff's Office: Douglas Deviney was shot by Brian Butler who had been trying to break up a fight between Deviney and Deviney's wife. Deviney broke into Butler's house when Butler and Deviney's wife fled to that location during the dispute. Butler told investigators he fire his .9mm handgun at Deviney "in an attempt to defend himself." Deviney was shot three times. He is accused of battery, domestic battery, and strangulation in the incident. Butler has not been charged with a crime. The Dane County DA's office is still reviewing the case."

MS man claims self-defense in bear killing: "A George County man who pleaded guilty to killing a Louisiana black bear told a federal judge he shot the bear in self-defense. Forty-six-year-old Darryl Eubanks pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court to killing and transporting the black bear, an endangered species. Assistant U. S. Attorney David Fulcher said Eubanks shot the bear twice while he was hunting deer with his dogs between December 24, 2007, and January 18, 2008. Fulcher says Eubanks loaded the bear on a trailer to dump the corpse. Eubanks was arrested June 3 by officials with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service."

What Happened To The Right Of Self Defense in Tennessee: "Since when do residents of Chattanooga and/or Hamilton County not have the right to defend themselves? I am making reference to the arrest of James Bryan Miller for "criminal homicide" and the fact that some media outlets have said Mr. Miller was wanted for murder. The reported facts clearly state that three masked and armed assailants illegally entered the property where Mr. Miller was located. Mr. Miller grabbed a gun and started shooting, killing one of the thugs and wounding another. I am not saying that Mr. Miller is an angel. I do not know, but clearly he has had legal problems before if his mug shot was so readily available. Still, the important issue is that Mr. Miller is being charged with homicide while had he not done what he did, it is entirely possible that the thugs who broke into the property where Mr. Miller was located may have killed Mr. Miller and anyone else at the residence. Three guys breaking into a residence while wearing masks and toting guns are not there to sell cookies."

CA: Sheriff begins taking away concealed weapons permits: "The Sheriff's Department has begun the process of revoking hundreds of concealed weapon permits across Orange County. This week, department officials confirmed that 146 letters have been sent out advising current license holders that their permits to carry firearms in public - called CCWs - are being revoked. There are currently 1,024 permit holders. `The Department has determined that your identified risk does not meet the good cause threshold as required under the new CCW policy based upon the information you provided. As a result of this determination, the Department's present intention is to revoke your CCW license,' reads the form letter sent out this month."

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