Saturday, February 17, 2007

TX: Store owner kills would-be robber: "A liquor store owner shot and killed a man who tried to rob him Wednesday evening, police said. The shooting occurred about 5:40 p.m., when a man walked up to the counter at Ione's Liquor Mart in the 8300 block of Broadway and threatened the owner with a long-barreled weapon , said Sgt. David Crain of the Houston Police Department's homicide division. At that moment, a customer opened the store door, and the owner took advantage of the distraction to pull out his own weapon and shoot the man, who died at the scene."

SAF lauds Anchorage mayor who backs out on Bloomberg: "The Second Amendment Foundation today applauded another western mayor for bowing out of Michael Bloomberg's anti-gun mayors' coalition. Anchorage, Alaska Mayor Mark Begich announced his withdrawal from Bloomberg's 'Mayors Against Illegal Guns' in a letter to the Anchorage Daily News earlier this week. While noting that he supports efforts to prosecute armed criminals, Mayor Begich acknowledged, '... upon further review of the coalition, it appears they may have a different agenda than I anticipated.'"

Bloomberg should change course, work with industry: "With a third departure from Michael Bloomberg's 'Mayors Against Illegal Guns' coalition, and a warning from the Justice Department about conducting any further gun shop stings, the Big Apple mayor should change course in his campaign and work with the firearms industry, instead of against it, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today. CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb suggested that Bloomberg should take a different approach to the problem armed criminals present to his city, and stop trying to spread his brand of gun control all over the country."

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