Wednesday, October 10, 2007

The latest from Red's trading post

In the form of a letter to NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg. See the original for links. Red's has been under sustained legal attack from ATF

Mikey, Mikey, Mikey; I'm no therapist but it seems like you are an ATF wannabe by bankrupting businesses, setting up sting operations and wasting millions in tax money to prove your point.

Reading about Jay Wallace with Adventure Outdoors, who is fighting back, is an inspiration that someone isn't just rolling over. You will remember the Virginia Citizens Defense League who had helped dealers fight back. Bloombergs response to those who fight back? "These are sick people" Mikey, Mikey, Mikey; again I am no therapist but fighting for your rights is not sick, destroying someones life and business for your own political that is sick.

When our fight first went public, a store that Bloomberg was suing contacted me and told me of how they were going under. They had spent over $100,000 so far and there was no end in sight. That sounds coldly familiar.

I have contacted our Attorney General stating that I am opposed to anti-gun zealots marching into our state; attacking honest businesses to further their own political agenda. I hope that you do the same and I hope that you will also support Adventure Outdoors who is not only fighting for their business but is fighting for your rights as well.


SC: 2 wounded men held in attempted robbery: "Greenville police said late Tuesday night two wounded men were being held after an operator of the Concrete Jungle store on Laurens Road said he fired shots at two men who tried to rob the store late in the afternoon. Police spokesman Randy Evett said two men who were suffering from wounds were found at a local hospital. They were being evaluated late in the night and interviewed by investigators, he said. "I don't think they have been charged yet," he said. The store operator told investigators that he fired multiple times when two men walked in and tried to rob the store at 1810 Laurens Road at about 4 p.m., Cpl. Jason Rampey said. Police haven't said how many shots were fired. "He shot more than once," Rampey said. The name of the store operator hasn't been released. Evett said authorities believe the men were armed with a single, semi-automatic weapon. Police notified all area hospitals that one or two men might be seeking treatment for a gunshot wound, Rampey said."

Pennsylvania Man Kicked Out Of Home, Returns With Gun, Is Shot Dead: "A young man was wounded by gunfire while he shot and killed an intruder at a home in Pittsburgh's Homewood area Tuesday morning, according to homicide detectives. Police officers patrolling the neighborhood said they heard gunshots near the home in the 1500 block of North Murtland Street around 2:40 a.m. They found one man on nearby Lincoln Avenue with a chest wound and a gun in his possession, police said. He was taken to UPMC Presbyterian hospital in critical condition but later died. Police identified that man as Ronnell Pittman, 34. No address for Pittman was given. Pittman had entered the home without being invited and was told to leave, then came back with a gun and started shooting at James Hill, 19, police said. Hill fired a gun and shot Pittman, who was able to run away but eventually died from his injuries, police said. Police did not say why Pittman entered the home in the first place. They said he may have gone there by mistake. Hill, of the Lincoln-Lemington neighborhood, was treated at UPMC Presbyterian for a gunshot wound to the foot. His uncle said Hill fired the gun to protect his family. Hill is being held at the Allegheny County Jail on an alleged firearms violation but is not facing any charges for Pittman's death, police said."

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