Sunday, March 11, 2012

SC: No charges against man who killed intruder: "A Lancaster homeowner who shot and killed a relative attempting to forcibly enter his home on Thursday will not be charged, authorities say. Investigators have determined that the man who fatally shot Curt Alan Reed, 46, was justified in his actions after Reed tried to break into his home just before 6 p.m. Thursday, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office news release. Reed, who police say was armed with a gun, broke the glass toward the back of his relative’s home while trying to break in, the release says. Before deputies could arrive, the homeowner shot his relative. Reed died at the scene, authorities say. Officials declined to comment on how Reed and the homeowner were related, but did imply that there was a dispute over money."

A win in Colorado: "THE COLORADO Supreme Court has ruled that the state law governing who may carry concealed weapons applies to the state’s public colleges and universities. The law, the Concealed Carry Act, allows Colorado residents 21 years and older who meet criteria such as firearms training to carry a concealed weapon. In overturning a ban approved by the Colorado University regents, the court ruled that the concealed-carry law was intended “to divest the Board of Regents of its authority to regulate concealed handgun possession on campus.” In late 2008, three CU students filed suit after the chief of the CU Denver campus police force denied their requests to carry a concealed weapon on campus. The chief cited schoolwide policy, which the students concluded conflicted not only with the 2003 concealed-carry act but also the Colorado Constitution, which grants the right to bear arms in self-defense."

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