Saturday, December 30, 2006

3 home intruders shot dead in Albuquerque: "Three men who broke into homes in the Albuquerque, N.M., area in the last month were shot dead by homeowners, and police say they hope would-be robbers take the hint. The latest incident involved Raymond Gabaldon, 40, a repeat offender, who, police say, stole a car and then tried to break into a home in southwest Albuquerque. "Hopefully this is going to send a message to people who are breaking into homes," Albuquerque police spokeswoman Trish Hoffman told the Albuquerque Tribune. "They're engaging in very dangerous behavior, not only to the people they're robbing, but to themselves." None of the three homeowners involved in the shootings have been charged, though the cases are still under review by law enforcement".

Blood on Doyle's hands: "This week's report in TIME magazine offering reasons for the sharp rise in violent crime in Milwaukee, Wisconsin overlooks one significant factor, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today. 'Twice in the past three years,' said CCRKBA Executive Director Joe Waldron, 'anti-gun Democrat Gov. Jim Doyle has vetoed the single piece of legislation that would put victims on equal footing with criminals, and instead he has left citizens at their mercy.'"

Mexico: Gun-toting priest ministers to all: "This jolly 240-pound man isn't dressed in red, and he doesn't rely on reindeer to pull a sled. Instead he drives a pickup and packs a .38 pistol as he delivers toys. And though he looks like a cowboy, he's a man of the cloth. Meet Alfredo Gallegos Lara, the parish priest of tiny Chucandiro, in the central state of Michoacan, 200 miles west of Mexico City. Dubbed 'Padre Pistolas' (Father Guns), the towering, singing priest will deliver toys to the neediest children this holiday season and bring smiles in a region torn apart by heavy migration to the U.S. and a violent turf war between drug traffickers."

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