Friday, July 31, 2009

Ohio Man Fatally Shoots Armed Intruder: "A man fatally shot an armed intruder while protecting his 5-year-old relative late Wednesday, authorities said. CPD said the incident started with a home invasion but it was the suspect who was fatally shot. CPD was called to a home on the 1500 block of Autumn Village Drive on reports of a shooting at about 11 p.m. Wednesday. Officers found a man on a front porch with a gunshot wound to his neck. The armed suspect broke into home shortly before he was fatally shot, CPD said. “There was a knock on the door. The resident went to the door, at which time the victim out front entered the house with a firearm in commission of an aggravated robbery,” said CPD homicide Sgt. Dana Norman. As the armed suspect entered the home, a man picked up his 5-year-old relative to protect child as well as a firearm and fired shots, according to authorities. The suspect attempted to flee the home after being wounded but collapsed on the porch. He died a short time later. The police report listed the suspect as an unknown black male in his 20s. The man who fatally shot the suspect was not a resident of the home; he was staying there with relatives. There were four people in home at time of the invasion: a woman, child and two men, one of whom is bedridden. No other injuries were reported from the incident. No charges were filed against the man who shot the intruder currently, but the case will be presented to the Franklin County grand jury for review."

Colorado: Bear in home shot: "It took three rounds from a shotgun, five bullets from a handgun and two shots from a rifle to kill the 120-pound black bear that broke into a Boulder County home early Monday morning. Brenda Fischer's barking dog woke her at about 2 a.m. Monday morning. When she went upstairs to investigate, she found a bear in the kitchen of her home on Poorman Road, between Sunshine and Fourmile canyons. Fischer quickly returned downstairs to wake her two children and her husband. "As soon as I knew there was a bear inside the house, I went to gather up both our weapon and our ammunition, because they are in two different places, and went to place myself with the weapon between the family and the bear," said Paul Fischer, Brenda's husband. "As soon as I moved to try and make a place for him to get out, he charged me," Fischer continued. "That's when I shot him and he kept charging me. I shot him a second time, and he kept charging me. I shot him a third time and he was finally disoriented enough for me to get away." The first two rounds from the 12-gauge shotgun were birdshot and the third was rubber bullets, according to a report by the sheriff's office. The Fischers escaped through a bedroom window, leaving the wounded bear inside the house. When officers arrived on the scene at about 2:30 a.m., they found a bloody bear trying to claw his way through a screen door. Sheriff's Sgt. Lance Enholm, after determining that the bear was severely injured and would need to be put down, fired his .45-caliber handgun five more times at the animal." [Birdshot???]

CA: 9th Circuit to rehear fairgrounds victim disarmament case: “The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals just agreed to host another shootout over gun rights. The court decided Wednesday to review en banc a panel ruling that had significantly broadened Second Amendment protections by applying them to state and local governments. This holding, arrived at by Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain, is at odds with other rulings from around the country — including one penned by 2nd Circuit Judge Sonia Sotomayor. The 9th Circuit panel had still upheld an Alameda County, Calif., ordinance that forbids a gun show at a public fairground. Thus neither side had asked for en banc review. ‘I suppose they were both afraid of what could happen,’ said Arthur Hellman, a professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Hellman speculated that pro-gun control forces on the 9th Circuit may be seeking to resolve the circuit split now, which would relieve some of the pressure on the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in.”

You can have safer streets if you want them … : “Last edition, I mentioned the e-book version release of my book Safe Streets In The Nationwide Concealed Carry Of Handguns. At the core is the formula for how to get back your safe streets. Does it work? It works. In Los Angeles, Angelinos felt the loss of seventeen year old Lily Burk. Lily was stalked and robbed by someone who should have remained in jail. Lily was abducted, coerced into making repeated attempts to obtain money from her credit card, and then slashed and beaten to death …. Here in L.A. there is talk of the death penalty …. There is talk of keeping people in jail. There is talk of swift justice. All of this is after-the-fact. … Why can’t there be more exploration about how to get back to safer streets?”

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