Tuesday, May 23, 2006

As good as their word: "The line in the sand has been drawn. Either you stand with the 2nd amendment or against it. And this time, there'll be penalties for infringing on the rights of law abiding Americans.The National Rifle Association is issuing a challenge to our nation's mayors and police chiefs: sign a pledge that you will never take the guns from those you serve. The impetus for this is obviously the confiscation of firearms from residents of New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. But there is a growing concern that mayors across the country are becoming the frontline soldiers in the latest fight for more gun control laws."

SC: Charges dropped against son in slaying: "The physically abusive history between Howard and Teresa Ayers was a factor in their son Shawn Ayers' fate and led South Carolina prosecutors to drop the murder charge against the Springfield teen Wednesday. The charge was filed against Shawn Ayers after he fatally stabbed and shot his father, retired Lt. Howard Wayne Ayers, on Aug. 9 on a family vacation to Myrtle Beach State Park. 'This is a classic case of not only a battered spouse, but the defense of another, and in this case, a tragic defense by a child of his mother,' Shawn Ayers' Attorney Morgan Martin said."

WV: Homeowner shoots, kills intruder: "One man is dead and another critically wounded after an alleged break-in and altercation at a Ritter Hollow residence in McDowell County. ... The 911 report 'is that two men broke into the house and started fighting with the homeowner, and the homeowner had shot and had killed one man and the other had been shot and left the scene,' McDowell County Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Mark Shelton said. Thornton Toby Jones, 43, the homeowner of the house shot the alleged intruders with a 9 mm handgun."

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