Friday, February 11, 2005

California: Off-duty border agent involved in shooting: "An off-duty Homeland Security agent fatally shot a 19-year-old man early Saturday in Mission Viejo after the agent got into a fight with a group of young men, the Orange County Sheriff's Department reported. ... the confrontation began around 1:30 a.m. when the agent heard noises outside his home, about 50 miles southeast of Los Angeles. 'He went to investigate and became involved in a verbal altercation with a group of four to six men that turned into a physical altercation,' Amormino said. 'His duty weapon discharged.'"

Oregon: Anti-gun shenanigans: "Well our Old Whacko in Salem, the anti-gun Senator Genny Burdick, pulled off her meeting on the anti-gun bill SB 335. I guess it was a real dog and pony show from what I have been reading. First she held the committee meeting in Portland instead of in Salem. It appears now that there was only about 40 seats in that location. She reserved most of them for anti-gun people and had them seated while making those who were against her bill stand outside. ... Isn't it funny that even our most liberal anti-gun paper in the state, 'The Oregonian,' came out against this bill. I also understand that her bill was improperly amended prior to the meeting, which is an apparent violation of committee rules. ... Anyway, it shows that Burdick and all the anti-gun Democrats will stoop to any shenanigans to stack the deck in their favor when it comes to getting their own way on these bills."

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