Sunday, March 19, 2006

KS: House advances Senate-passed concealed guns bill : "Law-abiding Kansans can carry concealed weapons under a bill passed Tuesday by the House. The 90-33 vote returns the bill to the Senate. Sponsoring Sen. Phil Journey, R-Haysville, said he would ask the Senate when it meets Tuesday afternoon to accept House changes and send it to Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, who vetoed similar legislation in 2004. If Sebelius spikes this year's bill, her veto could be overridden by a two-thirds majority of the Legislature -- 84 votes in the House and 27 in the Senate. The bill passed the Senate 29-11."

Victim disarmer Daley "delusional" : "An Illinois gun rights group Tuesday called Chicago Democratic Mayor Richard Daley 'delusional' for demanding that all 1.5 million firearm owners in the state appear before him and explain why their weapons should not be banned or confiscated. While acknowledging that Daley's statement comes in the wake of a pair of shootings in the city that left two young girls dead, Richard Pearson, executive director of the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA), nevertheless said that the mayor's outburst 'suggests strongly that it's time to pad the walls' of his office with rubber. 'I have a message for you, Mr. Mayor,' Pearson added. 'The Revolutionary War was not fought so that we could unseat King George and install King Richard. The Bill of Rights is not a stick of salami that you can slice and dice at your whim.'"

NC: Mother shoots home intruder : "A Cumberland County mother shot and killed an apparent home intruder Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. ... Strickland was inside the house when she heard tapping on an outside window. When she went to investigate the noise, she either saw or heard the intruder, who was armed, trying to kick in the front door, authorities said. Strickland then got her gun, shots were exchanged and the intruder was hit. The intruder, whose name was not released, left the scene in critical condition, but died shortly before arriving to a local hospital. ... Strickland, who is 9 months pregnant, has two other children: one 3 years old and another 1 year old."

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