Thursday, December 21, 2006

South Africa: Cheers for instant justice: ""This is what it has come to - while two would-be robbers lay dying in the street outside a Joburg restaurant this week, their potential victims looked on and laughed.The instant justice dealt out to the gangsters, and another of their comrades also shot dead inside the restaurant, was greeted by cheers not only in crime-ridden Gauteng but all over the country, as citizens cried "Enough!" and got ready to take on their tormentors.... A police reservist who was a patron at the Buck & Hog pub in Emmarentia on Thursday night pulled out a gun and opened fire as a gang of three armed robbers were robbing and pistol-whipping customers. One robber died instantly inside the restaurant and the other two collapsed in the street outside. Beeld newspaper quoted one of the patrons as saying: "They died slowly. We all stood and laughed at the f**kers."

South Dakotans No. 1 in permits to conceal guns: "More than 41,000 South Dakotans have permits to carry handguns or conceal them in their cars - the highest rate per capita in the nation, an Argus Leader analysis shows. Records compiled from the state - and now barred from public view, under a law passed this year by the Legislature - show that 7.4 percent of South Dakota adults had such a permit as of June 30. Next closest are Indiana and Pennsylvania, with 6.4 percent of adults licensed to carry a handgun."

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