Wednesday, April 27, 2005

CHARLOTTE, N.C. � Police say one person is dead and two others are injured after an apartment break-in early Sunday morning on Mereview Court in southwest Charlotte. Police say someone kicked down the door of the apartment and several people were inside. The suspect then fired a gun, hitting one person in the chest. That person was taken to Carolinas Medical Center. Police say someone inside the apartment, who also had a gun, fired a fatal shot that hit the suspect. The suspect died on the back steps. They say another person inside the apartment was hospitalized with stab wounds.

Gun controllers: A specious species: "Every time a state enacts right-to-carry, doomsayers predict scenarios like shoot-outs over parking spaces and traffic stops that turn deadly for law enforcement. That there are now 38 RTC states without such horrors does not deter the gun control addict, for theirs is not a crusade based upon logic or statistical reality. It is the purpose of these writings to expose gun controllers' defective reasoning, to give you the tools for addressing the issues surrounding gun control, and to promote and protect your right to carry."

NEWARK, N.J. -- "She's 87, and "a nice lady." She's also facing a weapons charge after trying to enter the Essex County Courthouse with a .38-caliber Smith & Wesson. Rebecca Solomon of Newark was running late for a hearing at landlord-tenant court, and said she forgot to take the gun -- which was still in its original box -- out of her handbag last Wednesday. A metal detector at the courthouse flagged the weapon. "I asked the guard if he could just keep it until I got back from court," Solomon told The Star-Ledger of Newark for Monday's newspapers. "He said, `I can't do that, I'm afraid I'm going to have to call my supervisor."' Although the senior has a permit to own the gun, she does not have one to carry it in public. She was charged with unlawful possession of a handgun. "We had no choice," said Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura. "We felt bad about it. But there was nothing we can do." The sheriff said he hopes the prosecutor's office examines the case and either downgrades the charges or dismisses them entirely. "She didn't mean any harm," the sheriff said. "And she's such a nice lady." Solomon said she bought the gun -- and a box of bullets -- for protection. Within the past year, her home has been broken into three times, she said."

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