Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Arizona resident faces intruders with rifle: "When Ahwatukee Ryan Altieri heard knocking at the door of his quiet townhouse Monday evening he thought it might be a salesman. Turns out it wasn't anything nearly as innocent. At about 6:45, two men kicked in the door at Altieri's townhouse on Piedmont Road, near Guadalupe and 48th Street. Instead of an empty home, however, the intruders came face to face with Altieri - holding a cellphone and a rifle. "I was in the bathroom when I thought I heard a knock," Altieri said. "They knocked for about three minutes, I guess trying to make sure nobody was home, then they started kicking the door in. So I got my cellphone and went into my bedroom and loaded my rifle." Altieri, 27, said he was on the phone with the 911 operator when two intruders burst through the door. The intruders walked in on Altieri kneeling with his rifle trained on them and the cellphone at his ear. "They saw me and started stuttering," Altieri said. "I said, 'One more step and you're done.'" The men ran away, leaving their car behind. One suspect, a 17-year-old, was caught soon afterward. Police are still looking for the second intruder, a man believed to be in his 30s, according to Phoenix police Sgt. Leonard Pinuelas. Nothing was taken from the home."

Idaho Man Shoots Burglar: "Everyone wants to think their neighborhood is peaceful. That's what many thought about one Nampa street until early this morning. Around 2:30 in the morning, shots rang out outside a home on Jerry Lee Lane. The man accused of firing the shots lives there. Police say, he was the victim of two prior robberies over the weekend. The man waited up all night for the suspects to appear again, and when they did, he shot one of them in the legs with a pellet gun. The case will be forwarded to the Canyon County Prosecutor's Office. No charges have been filed yet."

Police harassment of Australian gun shop: "New details have emerged about the seizure of hundreds of guns from a Wagga Wagga address in southern New South Wales last week. A well-placed local source says there were over 500 guns taken from the address, which is a shop called the Wagga Wagga Boat and Sports Centre. The 310 guns were taken as exhibits while 200 other guns were seized for 'safekeeping'. Around 25,000 rounds of ammunition were also taken during the 14-hour operation involving 10 officers. The source says the man being interviewed by police is actually a licensed gun dealer and had a permit for the guns, and that the shop was raided because authorities were concerned about the storage of the items.

1 comment:

Rebekah Holliday said...

My name is Rebekah Holliday.
I am the well-placed local source at Wagga Wagga in New South Wales - a reporter at The Daily Advertiser.

There is no question that Australia and America are oceans apart on laws pertaining to guns.

Australia has tight controls on gun ownership and sale and we as a consequence, we are fortunate not to have a large number of death or injury by way of gun fire.

The rules for gun dealers in Australia are painstakingly clear and in this case, police were only enforcing the law.

Laws were bolstered up in Australia after a tragic masacre at Port Arthur in Tasmania.

Take the time to research that event and you will see the tighter controls were due to overwhelming public support.