Sunday, January 01, 2006

Colorado: Burglar falls twice running from armed homeowner: "Arapahoe County authorities say a 22-year-old man suffered serious head injuries Wednesday morning when he tried to run away from homeowner with a gun. Kris Gibson was taken to a hospital for treatment and then taken to jail. Authorities say Gibson broke into a home at Olathe Street and East Maplewood Avenue at about 4:30 a.m. The homeowner -- whose name hasn't been released -- said a noise woke him up and when he went to check it out, he saw someone downstairs. He grabbed his rifle and ran after the man. "The suspect ran from the house. The homeowner pursued him outside the residence. The homeowner fired a shot into the ground in an attempt to keep the person here," said Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson. While trying to run away, the suspect fell twice. Gibson struck his head on the floor while running down the stairs in the house and fell again on an icy driveway outside the house. He left a bloody trail and was found lying down in a field a short distance away."

San Francisco: NRA lawsuit delays gun ban : "San Francisco will delay enforcement of a voter-approved ban on gun and ammunition sales until March 1 while a judge considers a National Rifle Association lawsuit challenging the measure, City Attorney Dennis Herrera announced Wednesday. The city was scheduled to enforce the ban Jan. 1, but Herrera said his office agreed to push implementation back by two months. In exchange, the NRA agreed not to seek an immediate restraining order blocking Proposition H, the Nov. 8 ballot measure that includes the prohibition on gun sales. The NRA, joined by other advocacy groups and individual gun owners, plans to file suit in Superior Court today, arguing that the new city ordinance conflicts with state law, said attorney Chuck Michel."

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