Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Stossel links gun control to higher crime rate: "On Friday's 20/20, ABC anchor John Stossel discussed the self-defensive benefits of gun ownership, debunking the myth that 'gun control reduces crime,' during 20/20's recurring series 'Myths, Lies & Downright Stupidity,' based on Stossel's book of the same title. Citing the recent Supreme Court ruling overturning Washington, D.C.'s ban on gun ownership, Stossel talked to the pro-gun plaintiff in the case, and pointed out that the murder rate in D.C. increased after the city's gun ban."

CA: Home invasion foiled: ""An apparent home invasion robbery in North Park was foiled Sunday when one of the residents returned fire, according to San Diego police. Two gunmen ran in the front door of the home in the 4700 block of 32nd Street about 3:40 p.m. and began shooting, said Sgt. Rodney Vandiver of the San Diego Police Department. One of the occupants returned fire, but it was not immediately known if anyone was hit, Vandiver said. Authorities said the incident may have been a home invasion."

Australia: Optimist hid loaded shotgun in his pants: "A 28-year-old man carrying a loaded sawn-off shotgun concealed in his pants was arrested last night by police in Frankston North. Police responded around 10.30pm to a call about a man outside a residential address who was believed to be armed with a firearm. Local police and dog squad units arrived on the corner of Excelsior Drive and Matlock Avenue to find the man. Police ordered the man to raise his hands and lie on the ground. Officers found a loaded sawn off shotgun with several additional rounds of ammunition and a folding knife concealed in his pants. No one was injured as a result of the incident. The man has been charged with firearms and weapons offences and has been remanded into custody to appear at the Melbourne Magistrates' Court this morning for a filing hearing."

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