Monday, April 18, 2005

Smart kid: "A 13-year-old boy shot and wounded an armed intruder Thursday outside a north Medford home, prompting police to order lockdowns at four nearby schools while officers searched for the injured suspect. The wounded man ran from the scene of the 12:30 p.m. shooting and had not been located as of 10 p.m. Thursday, police said. The teen shooter told police that he was alone at his grandmother�s home in the 2200 block of Crater Lake Avenue when he looked outside and saw a man attempting to break into a travel trailer situated in the back yard. The boy confronted the intruder, who allegedly pointed a handgun at the teen, Medford police Lt. Mike Moran said. The youth told police he ran inside a garage and armed himself with a handgun. He then went back outside and shot the intruder, who fled toward Crater Lake Avenue, Moran said."

Oregon: Gunfire breaks out during robbery: "You can see the bullet holes in siding and in windows, as well as chalk marks for the casings, left over from an early-morning gunfight between a group of armed suspects and the neighbor of a home they invaded. ... The neighbor, who doesn't want to be identified, says his wife woke him up when she heard a crash. He grabbed his gun. 'I was toward the end of the driveway. They were running out at the end of that driveway. It was just the street length across from him. He was shooting right at me, so my instinct was to shoot back.' After breaking down his front door, police say the armed men pistol whipped the owner and then took some of his licensed medical marijuana plants. Fortunately, neither the homeowner nor the neighbor was seriously injured."

Ohio: Advocate gets court date to challenge gun law: "Bruce Beatty got just what he wanted yesterday -- a court date. The Luckey, Ohio, resident held a party in Ottawa Park to challenge Toledo's prohibition on concealed weapons in parks. 'I'm totally prepared to go to court and fight it,' he said. Mr. Beatty contends that Toledo's prohibition violates Ohio's concealed-carry law, which went into effect April 8, 2004. The state law specifically prohibits concealed weapons from schools, government buildings, and places of worship, but does not mention parks."

1 comment:

Anthony Beatty said...

I am a nephew of gun advocate Bruce Beatty and I have to say that I agree with his actions 100%. What he did was completely legal, yet he was fined for it. The lack of moral and intellectual judgement by the police is just beyond comprehension these days.