Thursday, August 04, 2005

Aggressive SC teens get the bullet: "Two area teenagers were shot by a Burton man Monday morning after they reportedly broke into his home, according to the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office. Michael Shane Kearney, 19, of Beaufort, was charged with second-degree burglary and sent to the Beaufort County Detention Center after being treated at Beaufort Memorial Hospital. The second suspect, a Burton 16-year-old, was still at the hospital Monday night and will be charged with burglary once released, according to a Sheriff's Office report. He'll probably be charged as an adult and his name will be released at that time, spokeswoman Debbie Szpanka said. The suspects entered the Goethe Hill Road home at about 11:30 a.m., which woke the resident from a nap, according to a Sheriff's Office report. When the resident confronted the suspects, they came toward him, and the man shot them several times, according to reports. One of the teens was picked up at the Department of Motor Vehicles office in Burton and the other at the McDonald's in Beaufort".

Gun bill only sold out lawyers: "I'm not a member of the National Rifle Association. It's never furnished me with a dime, and I don't expect any campaign contributions anytime soon. That should make me unique because, to hear media accounts, I must be the only person in America who isn't on the NRA payroll yet agrees with the bill the Senate passed Friday banning frivolous liability lawsuits against gun companies."

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