Monday, February 14, 2011

CA: Father fires gun at son in self-defense: "A family argument turned violent Saturday evening, after a father fired a gun at his knife-wielding son, Fairfield police say. Officers responded at 6:45 p.m., police say, just moments after the shot was fired. They found the son, father, and mother all uninjured. Police determined the son, Edward Cepeda, 38, brandished a knife in the home and threatened his parents. Cepeda's father fired a single shot from a handgun into the floor in self defense. Police say Edward Cepeda was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, threats and elder abuse."

Wis. judge affirms robbery victim's gun rights: "A Milwaukee County judge has ruled the state's concealed carry statute unconstitutional as applied to a man who had an unloaded, encased gun under a car seat after he had been robbed. Circuit Judge J.D. Watts says 28-year-old Jeremy Pinnow of Cascade, had few other options for exercising his right to bear arms for security and self-defense. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Sunday that Watts' ruling comes as gun rights advocates expect the new GOP-controlled Legislature to allow concealed carry in Wisconsin, one of two states that ban it entirely."

Swiss vote to keep guns at home: "Following an emotional debate over gun control, Swiss voters firmly rejected a referendum that would have forced soldiers to end the longstanding practice of keeping army-issue firearms at home and tightened restrictions over civilian gun ownership. According to exit polls, 57% of voters rejected the initiative. The referendum sparked a heated debate over the right to bear arms in a country that has one of the highest rates of gun ownership in the world"

Concealed carry banned on college campuses: Increased safety or death sentence?: "What was once the subject matter of fiction is now ingrained in the minds of many as concrete history. Campus shootings and violence have become a genuine concern in the lives of students, faculty and citizens across our nation today. Only several weeks into the new year, this nightmare has already become brutal reality for various Ohio college campuses."

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