Sunday, March 18, 2007

FL: Home invader shot by elderly homeowner: "A string of home invasions that started in Manatee County ended when a homeowner shot one of the suspects in Clewiston, authorities said Monday. Two 20-year-olds, a man and woman, were arrested and are suspected in the Saturday home invasion in Manatee County, where a 92-year-old man was beaten and pepper-sprayed, and another one in Polk County, where an 85-year-old woman was beaten. According to the Clewiston Police Department, Luke Irons, of St. Petersburg, and Chrisanthe Apergis, of Seminole, armed with a BB pistol and a tire iron, forced their way into the home of two elderly homeowners at about 7 p.m. Sunday. The suspects struggled with the victims, a 74-year-old man and a 64-year-old woman. The man broke free, grabbed a handgun and fired twice at Irons, hitting him both times, according to a police report.Irons and Apergis fled the home, but Irons collapsed in the driveway, where the police found him."

CCRKBA hails DC gun law nullification: "The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today hailed a ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia that, for the first time in American history, struck down a gun law on Second Amendment grounds. The case was Parker v. District of Columbia, challenging the 31-year-old District of Columbia ban on handgun registrations to allow citizens to keep functional handguns in their District residences for personal protection."

PA: Fourth mayor quits Bloomberg conspiracy: ""A fourth mayor has withdrawn from Mayor Bloomberg's coalition against illegal guns, officials said. Mayor Mary Wolf of Williamsport, Pa., said in an interview yesterday that she withdrew from Mayors Against Illegal Guns because she thought it was attempting to erode all gun ownership, not just illegal guns."

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