Sunday, November 20, 2011

IN: Robbers pick tough target: "Police say a trio of armed robbers picked the wrong target, former South Bend Police officer John Collins. Collins, A-K-A "Big John," is a recently-retired 27-year veteran of the force. Big John was on his way home on Woodbine Avenue when police say three suspects tried to rob him with a sawed off shotgun. John told investigators he shot one of those suspects. Police say Collins had a gun in his coat, he fired two shots. The suspect,18-year old Presley Brown was struck by two bullets, in the foot and arm. Two of the three men showed up at Memorial Hospital and were later arrested."

W.Va.: Picketers turn out for right to carry arms "About a dozen gun enthusiasts picketed Friday afternoon in front of Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, but their real target was Berkeley County Prosecutor Pamela Games-Neely. Friday's picketers, all of whom wore guns, openly and concealed, belong to the West Virginia Citizens Defense League, a legislative lobbying group. They contend that the Second Amendment and West Virginia law gives them the right to carry guns on college and university campuses. The issue stemmed from the October arrest of Joshua Lee Beck, 26, a Blue Ridge Community and Technical College student and former Martinsburg correctional officer, who allegedly repeatedly violated the school's rules limiting the possession of firearms on campus. A sign on the school's main entrance reads: "No firearms or weapons allowed on this property." West Virginia law bans guns from elementary, secondary and vocational technical schools, but it's vague on banning them at colleges and universities"

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