Wednesday, June 21, 2006

MI: Bills would permit use of deadly force: "Both chambers of the Legislature, as of last week, have now passed legislation that would allow people to use deadly force, with no duty to retreat, if they reasonably think they face imminent death, great bodily harm or sexual assault. They could use deadly force anywhere they have a legal right to be. Democratic Gov. Jennifer Granholm has said she is comfortable with the language of the Senate bill.

GA: Victim jailed for defending himself: "Investigators are now calling a weekend shooting near Claxton self-defense. It happened on Church Street just outside the Claxton city limits Saturday morning around 8am. Sheriff's deputies say Danny Jones, Jr., shot and killed Ray Smith, Sr. They arrested Jones in minutes, but now believe Smith fired his weapon first. "They'd gotten in an argument earlier and the victim went and got a gun and came back and they fired at each other across the street," said Chief Deputy Randall Tippins. Jones remains in jail, charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The case is still under investigation.

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