Friday, October 13, 2006

TX: 14-year-old kills burglar in home: "A 14-year-old boy shot and killed a man who broke into his family's home Monday and threatened to kill him and his mother, Police Chief Bryan Smith said. Smith said the man, whose name was not immediately known, confronted a woman as she was carrying groceries into her home shortly before 1 p.m. The man forced her inside and tied her and her son up. Smith said the woman was able to loosen the binding and free her son, who got his father's revolver from a security box beneath a bed. As the man tried to break into the room where the two were and threatened to kill them both, the teen fired a shot through the door and hit the intruder in the head, Smith said."

Stop school shootings: Let teachers carry guns: "Is it just me or does anybody else see the obvious connection between 'gun-free zones' and murder? Harris and Klebold at Columbine High School ... John Lee Malvo in Baltimore ... Charles McCoy in Columbus, Ohio ... United 93 ... Washington, D.C. -- the city with the highest murder rate in the country and the strictest gun control laws. Hmmm ... 'Gun-free zones' and cold-blooded mass murder -- any connection? When Ohio passed legislation allowing citizens to carry concealed weapons in 2004, a colleague asked me, 'Dr. Johnston, aren't you going to put up the placard to keep concealed weapons out of your office?' A physician wouldn't want guns in his office, right? I walked into the hospital when I saw one of the placards: 'No weapons of any kind are allowed inside this building.' Buses and public schools also have them posted. At least now, if there are mass shootings, there's little doubt as to where they will occur."

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