Wednesday, July 15, 2009

IL: Man shot with own gun: "A shooting Friday morning in the 1500 block of Clark Road resulted from a struggle by a man who brought a gun with him and was shot with it during the fight, Cpl. Gabrielle King said. Ronnerial Luckett, 46, was shot in the forehead as he and Donnell Currin Jr. both fought to control Luckett's handgun. The weapon discharged during the confrontation and Luckett was wounded. Luckett was in serious condition after the shooting and an updated condition was not available Monday. Detective Cpl. Michael Barnes is investigating the shooting, which police believe will be ruled as self defense, King said.

NJ: The county Prosecutor's Office is dropping the manslaughter charge pending against Middle Township resident Seth Cooper "It was about 7:40 p.m. Dec. 10, 2006, when police were called to Pennsylvania Avenue in the Burleigh section of Middle Township. There, they found Cavicchio lying in the road, the right side of his head bleeding from a single gunshot wound. During the trial, Cooper admitted to firing the fatal shot but told jurors he was acting in self-defense. Cooper testified that he had never met Cavicchio before that night. Cooper and another man, Ernest Dominguez, had agreed to meet each other at a Burleigh cemetery that night to settle a dispute over a mutual girlfriend, Christiena McKinstry. Cavicchio, of Wildwood, and another man, Charles Griggs, accompanied Dominguez, while Cooper arrived with his brother, Riley, and his friend, Raymond Fryar. Cooper took a .32-caliber Smith & Wesson revolver with him. The gun had been purchased just a week or so earlier for $250. After an initial confrontation, Cooper pulled out the gun, fired a shot and chased Dominguez down the road. It was then that Cavicchio got into Dominguez's car with Griggs by his side. Cooper told jurors that the car Cavicchio was driving "was about to run me over." He said he moved to the right to avoid the car and then fired the fatal shot through the passenger side window, shattering the glass. The bullet missed Griggs in the passenger seat and struck Cavicchio. "I jumped, and I shot," Cooper said. "I didn't have time to think about it. I just reacted." Cavicchio was flown to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Campus, where he died the following day."

Georgia: Intruder, resident shot to death in home invasion: "Garden City police say two men are dead from gunshot wounds in an apparent home invasion. Police Chief David Lyons said a man and a woman were inside the residence about 1 a.m. Tuesday when two armed intruders broke in through a bedroom window. Lyons said the resident also was armed and gunfire erupted. He said one of the intruders was hit and ran from the house. He was found dead in some woods about 70 yards from the house. The chief said the male resident was alive when police found him in a bedroom, but he died on his way to a hospital. He said the female was not hurt. Police said identities will be released after relatives are notified.

Examining the anti-gun gang: “Introduced by Obama-State congressman Bobby L. Rush, the ploy of this proposal is to leave the right to keep and bear arms entirely untouched but to so burden the would-be gun owner with so many rules and regulations and hoops and hurdles and hitches and hazards and snags and snares that actually exercising that right will be nearly impossible. So, just as the Jim Crow laws of the pre-Civil Rights Movement South were designed to circumvent the Constitution as a way of discouraging Negroes from voting, so HR 45 is designed to discourage all citizens today from owning firearms. As Jim Crow featured a burdensome poll tax so HR 45 includes a license fee and multiple re-registration charges. As Jim Crow included a demanding ‘literacy test’ so HR 45 includes a gun ownership test designed to fail as many people as possible. But that’s just for starters.”

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