Saturday, August 12, 2006

Woulda, coulda' easy after the fact: "We've become painfully aware lately of just how fragile life is, and how quickly an existence can change. Shreveport has experienced some sad moments as lives have been lost and families changed when things go wrong. ... In another instance, an elderly businessman defended himself against a young man who had broken into the business under the cover of darkness. ... District Attorney Paul Carmouche decided not to pursue charges, declaring it a justifiable homicide. But that wasn't the end of it. ... LSU-Shreveport criminal justice professor Bernadette Palombo basically said the DA called it wrong and the elderly man should face charges. ... Let me get this straight. A 74-year-old should have wrestled down a 19-year-old?"

KS: Concealed carry law makes gun sales soar: "Kansans are lining up to buy guns and learn how to shoot them. 'Usually summers in the gun business are deader than a doornail, but we're having a record year,' said Jeff Howlett, owner of Kansas Firearms Specialties in Tonganoxie. Much of the increased interest in guns is because people are arming themselves to take advantage of the new Kansas concealed carry gun law, Howlett said. 'We're selling a lot of pistols,' he said."

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