Sunday, August 14, 2005

Virginia: More Richmonders acting in self-defense : "Richmond is armed and dangerous. And we're not just talking about the bad guys. Since March, there have been at least three fatal shootings of armed suspects by armed victims. In at least two of those cases, Richmond prosecutors say it was in self-defense. The Richmond commonwealth's attorney's office has concluded that the martial-arts instructor who fatally shot former NFL cornerback Mike Brim during a confrontation last April in South Richmond acted in self-defense. Prosecutors have also decided that a pizza deliveryman acted in self-defense in March when he fatally shot a teen who attempted to rob him in the Hillside Court neighborhood, also in South Richmond."

Ohio: Homeowner stops burglar with bullet : "A man was shot in the leg after he terrorized residents in one Dayton neighborhood, according to police. It all happened around 2 a.m. Tuesday morning on Tampa Avenue and Paul Lawrence Dunbar Street. Officials told 2News that the suspect was banging on doors, trying to break into homes. One homeowner got fed up and fired a warning shot. When the crook wouldn't go away, this same homeowner fired another shot, hitting the suspect in the leg. He was taken to the hospital for treatment. Police say he will be charged with attempted aggravated burglary. The homeowner isn't facing any charges at this time."

Feinstein gun ban could come up in the Senate soon: "While the big news of the day is President Bush's pick for the Supreme Court (more on this below), Gun Owners of America is hearing rumblings that the Senate will soon be considering legislation to slow down the number of frivolous lawsuits against gun makers. Although GOA is supportive of this legislation, S. 397, we must remember that anti-gun Senators used this legislation last year to load it up with all kinds of anti-gun riders -- things like gun show restrictions, semi-auto bans and more. In the end, pro-gun supporters were forced to vote against (and kill) the lawsuit protection bill in order to defeat the anti-gun amendments."

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