Wednesday, February 02, 2011

MS: Man claims self-defense in fatal shooting: "Jackson was asked repeatedly to leave ... and allegedly called Rodgers a coward and said he would come back and kill him. Rodgers' son said Jackson would turn to leave, police said, but would walk back toward the residence, and had punched the younger Rodgers in the face a couple of times, causing minor cuts and scratches. Witnesses told police the younger Rodgers then pushed Jackson into his own vehicle, Jackson tried to get out of his SUV and that's when James Rodgers fired at him."

La.: Man shoots girlfriend's ex-boyfriend: "A man who was threatened by an ex-boyfriend of the woman he was dating shot the man in the leg in apparent self defense, according to the NOPD. A spokesperson for the NOPD said the couple was walking in the 2500 block of Wisteria Street around 3 pm Saturday when the woman's ex-boyfriend, identified by police as Marlon Mansion, approached them and said "I told you I was going to get you." After hearing the verbal threat, the spokesperson said the man pulled out a handgun and shot Mansion in the thigh. He ran off on foot and was later taken to the hospital. Mansion was arrested".

TX: Store manager fatally shoots armed robber: "A West Side convenience store manager shot and killed a masked, armed robber Sunday night in what employees say was the third time a gun-wielding thief had entered the store. The man killed was identified as Christopher Jaramillo, 28, by the Bexar County medical examiner's office. Jaramillo was shot inside the Leal Food Mart in the 2100 block of Leal Street, according to a San Antonio Police Department incident report. A manager was sitting behind the counter watching TV and a female employee was stocking items when Jaramillo, who masked his face in a black wrap and wore blue pants and a black jacket, entered the store and displayed a black handgun, police said. According to officers, the manager could tell the gun was cocked and loaded. Jaramillo aimed it at the stockwoman and the manager told her to run, police said. He then turned towards the manager, who fired one round from a .380-caliber pistol, striking him in the head, police said."

Bill would require all S.D. citizens to buy a gun: "Five South Dakota lawmakers have introduced legislation that would require any adult 21 or older to buy a firearm "sufficient to provide for their ordinary self-defense." The bill, which would take effect Jan. 1, 2012, would give people six months to acquire a firearm after turning 21. The provision does not apply to people who are barred from owning a firearm. Nor does the measure specify what type of firearm. Instead, residents would pick one "suitable to their temperament, physical capacity, and preference." The measure is known as an act "to provide for an individual mandate to adult citizens to provide for the self defense of themselves and others." Rep. Hal Wick, R-Sioux Falls, is sponsoring the bill and knows it will be killed. But he said he is introducing it to prove a point that the federal health care reform mandate passed last year is unconstitutional."

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