Friday, April 08, 2005

Louisiana: Fatal shooting ruled self-defense: "An argument over a child has left a 45-year-old Shreveport man shot to death. Police concluded that last night's shooting was in self-defense and no charges will be filed. They say Percy Davenport was killed during an argument that began over his four-year-old grandniece. Investigators say Davenport pulled two guns and came after the child's father, who grabbed one of the guns and shot Davenport."

Who's crazy now? "The gun control advocacy group immediately spoke out against the tragedy by chastising Congress for permitting the Assault Weapons Ban to expire last year. But the accused Red Lake shooter used two handguns and a shotgun during his spree, none of which were inderdicted by the AWB. ... The group lamented that the government only conducted 'limited law enforcement investigations of gun sellers' and that there were laws in force that mandate the 'immediate destruction of gun-sale records.' But the accused shooter didn't buy any of the guns he used .... Gun control promoters like the Brady Campaign deny that they want to remove all guns from private ownership, but there's been more than one instance of such advocates noting that it might be best and safest if only the police had access to firearms. This case argues against that point, too. It seems the accused shooter stole the guns he used from his grandfather who -- you guessed it -- was a tribal police officer."

Poll supports gun ownership: "Would banning guns reduce the threat from terrorists? Seventy-five percent of Americans say no, according to a new Zogby International poll commissioned by the Second Amendment Foundation. Only one in five respondents supported a gun ban and five percent were not sure. Zobgy pollsters contacted 1,009 likely voters chosen at random nationwide between March 30 and April 1. The poll's margin of error is plus/minus 3.2 percent. SAF Founder Alan Gottlieb said the poll shows that Americans are not buying terrorism as an excuse to pass more restrictive gun laws. (The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence has used national security as justification for banning fifty-caliber "sniper rifles," which it says are "easily accessible" to terrorists.) But the Second Amendment Foundation says gun control groups like the Brady Campaign are waging a "one-note campaign" - their only solution, to "take guns away from people - any guns.""

No comments: