Saturday, September 29, 2007

Mississippi: Exasperated Homeowner Defends Home: "Patricia Parker was home watching Wheel of Fortune on televsion Friday night. She says just before 7pm she heard her live in boyfriend Otis yell out her name. She says... at that point, she knew something was wrong. "He said, Tricia, Just like that. He said Tricia and I knew something was wrong." When Patricia walked outside she realized that her boyfriend was holding a knife aimed at a man lying on their back porch. Patricia belives the man was trying to steal their air conditioner, and that Otis caught him in the act. She says Otis was so frustrated, he went into the house to get his gun. Instead of taking that opportunity to flee, the suspect ran into the house after Otis. Patricia says at that point, things seemed to get out of hand. "I said Otis, please don't shoot that man, please don't shoot him. But he shot twice. " The suspect eventually ran out of the home, with Otis hot on his trial. He was struck at least twice, by bullets in Otis' gun. Police found the suspect running down State Street, apparently trying to get to a nearby hospital. Otis was taken away in handcuffs, though police say he probably won't face any charges. The suspect is recovering at a local hospital. He will likely end up in handcuffs once he is released from the hospital."

Mississippi: Jackson Homeowner Shoots At Would-Be Burglars: "Students at McLeod Elementary School were on lockdown Friday afternoon as police searched for two men involved in an attempted home invasion. Homeowner Fredrico Hamblin said he saw a car in his neighborhood most of the morning, passing in front of his Riverwood Drive house several times. The two men tried to get into his home through the garage, Hamblin said, so he opened fire, shooting five or six times. Hamblin said he thinks he hit one of the men. A stray bullet hit a neighbor's car. "I was just trying to get them away from my home. I shot five or six times. One of them dove over the car. I think that's when I shot him," he said. Both men ran into a wooded area; police found one of the men about a half-hour later behind the Mississippi Basketball Association Complex. Police used a helicopter and dogs to search for the other man, and nearby McLeod Elementary was put on lockdown. A constable arrested another person believed to be the driver for the two men nearby. Police said Hamblin will not face charges related to this shooting because he was protecting his home."

Disarmament bill being rammed through Senate: "You'd think that when rabid, anti-gun legislators like Sen. Charles Schumer and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy join together to pass anti-gun legislation, it would raise a few red flags. But these two New York Democrats are currently planning to roll over gun owners with H.R. 2640 -- legislation which would bar you from owning guns if: * You are a battle-scarred veteran suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; or * As a kid, you were diagnosed with ADHD. .. Sen. Schumer is pushing hard to pass this legislation -- dubbed the Veterans Disarmament Act -- so he is circulating an 'agreement' which would waive the Senate rules in order to bring up and pass the bill. This agreement could come about in the next few hours or the next couple of days!"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

While I agree there should be no infringement on the legal ownership of guns, the opinions expressed in the article are quite inflammatory and suggest an exaggeration.

The NRA views this issue differently and had laid out its position at the following link.

You should take a moment to read the actual text of the bill at the following link.