Saturday, February 24, 2007

SC: Woman uses gun to scare off intruder : "The Darlington County Sheriff’s Office has released a sketch of a home invasion suspect who was scared off when the female resident wielded a gun at him Saturday. The intruder is described as a black man 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing 170 pounds. He was last seen wearing a dark blue shirt and blue jeans. Investigators said they think the man entered the woman’s house through an unlocked sliding door, according to a press release issued Monday by the sheriff’s office. The woman was in her home at Journey’s End Road near Darlington when the incident occurred. The woman, who called the sheriff’s office at about 7:15 p.m., said she stepped from her laundry room and saw a man standing in her living room. She told deputies that when the man saw her, he turned over a coffee table and appeared to be trying to get to her. The woman said she ran to a bedroom, got a pistol and came back to the living room, where she told the intruder that she was armed. When the intruder saw the pistol, he turned and ran from the residence. The woman said she fired several shots as he ran from the house, but she doesn’t know if any of the bullets hit him. The woman wasn’t injured, according to the press release."

GA: Kennesaw sticks to its guns: "A visitor could drive the length of Kennesaw and think it a lot like other fast-growing metro Atlanta communities. Except for the Confederate flags that fly atop Wildman's Civil War Surplus Shop downtown and the presence of a certain famous train, not much sticks out among the modern housing developments and retail plazas. But in one way, Kennesaw is different: Its residents are required to pack heat. ... Next month, Kennesaw marks the 25th anniversary of what a local historian called the ordinance 'that rocked the world. ... We don't have officers who go out and check your house to see if you have a gun,' said police Lt. Craig Graydon, who has fielded calls about the ordinance from reporters in France, Australia and Japan. 'The law gives you enough loopholes that you can get out of owning a gun.' Conscientious objectors to firearms, felons and persons with physical or mental disabilities are exempt. No one has ever been arrested for not having a gun, Graydon said, and there is no penalty for violating the ordinance."

CCRKBA challenges mayors to "close government gun loophole": "The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today called on New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his colleagues in the 'Mayors Against Illegal Guns' coalition to devote all their resources to closing the government gun loophole. The Washington Post this week revealed that between February 2002 and September 2005, the Federal Bureau of Investigation reported 160 missing firearms. That is in addition to the 352 missing guns the FBI reported lost or stolen in a similar audit in 2002."

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