Tuesday, February 08, 2011

TN: Teen killed in shooting was participating in robbery: "A 15-year-old Cordova teen who was shot to death last Thursday was killed while participating in a robbery, investigators said Monday.... police said Burnett was participating in a robbery at the time he was shot. After the case was reviewed by the MPD's Homicide Bureau, and presented to the Shelby County District Attorney's Office, it was determined that no charges would be filed in his death. According to police, 18-year-old Avian Jackson shot-and-killed Burnett. Investigators said Jackson agreed to buy a gun from Burnett for $130. But when they met up Thursday afternoon, Burnett put a gun to Jackson's head and robbed him. Jackson told investigators he pulled his own gun and squeezed of five shots, hitting Burnett three times - once in the right arm, once in the right side of his chest, and once in the right side of his back."

CO: lawmakers consider bill eliminating CCW permits: "Republican lawmakers are pushing a bill that would allow a 'law-abiding person' to carry a concealed weapon without a permit in Colorado, including at universities."

States struggle to disarm people who have lost the right to own guns: "In Mr. Perez’s case, he had been held involuntarily by the authorities several times for psychiatric evaluation, which in California bars a person from possessing a gun for five years. Policing these prohibitions is difficult, however, in most states. The authorities usually have to stumble upon the weapon in, say, a traffic stop or some other encounter, and run the person’s name through various record checks."

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