Saturday, July 30, 2005

Utah: Resident With Concealed Gun Scares Away Robber: "A resident told police he used his concealed gun to chase away a knife-wielding robber in downtown St. George. The resident suffered a minor cut on his neck, police Lt. Mark Brklacich said. He said the man had cashed a check at about 1:45 p.m. Tuesday at the EZ Cash drive-up window. As he pulled into traffic, he saw a man near a dark SUV waving him over. Thinking the man was having car problems and needed help, he pulled over. The resident said the assailant approached him, put a knife against his neck and demanded money. But the resident "reached down and pulled out his concealed weapon and pointed it toward the suspect," Brklacich said. The robber ran back to his own vehicle and drove away. He remained at large".

Georgia: Elderly man turns table on intruders: "An elderly man foiled an attempted robbery when he shot a teen who allegedly broke into the man's home, demanding alcohol and money. The resident, Robert Evans, 68, was not hurt during the home invasion, which occurred shortly after 11 p.m. Tuesday at a home in the 900 block of Ira Street. The 16-year-old suspect, whose identity was pending, was rushed for medical treatment to Grady Memorial Hospital, where his condition was upgraded Wednesday afternoon from critical to stable condition. The resident told police that two men and two women forced their way into the home. The unidentified resident pulled out a gun and shot one of the four."

Oklahoma: Chamber uncocks gun law stance: "Nearly two years after the Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce cocked its guns and took legal aim at a new Oklahoma gun law, it has decided there is a 'conflict of Freedoms' and it is no longer supporting a challenge filed by a handful of major corporations. And its state President Dick Rush denies the decision had anything to do with a telephone lobbying effort sparked by the National Rifle Association which encouraged its members nationwide to phone the State chamber."

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