Monday, November 19, 2007

Ohio Man Tries To Break-In Home, Gets Shot: "A Dayton homeowner shot a suspected burglar Saturday morning. Police responded to the 4000 block of Pleasantview early Saturday morning. Police said a man tried kicking in the back door of the home and that is when the homeowner shot him. The burglar was taken to Miami Valley Hospital and is in critical condition"

Texas shooting may have been self-defense: "The Walker County Sheriff’s Department has released the name of a man who was shot and killed by another man in Riverside Tuesday night. Jerry Wayne Bratton, a 40-year-old white male from Crockett, was killed just before 8 p.m. when another man — whose name county officials are not releasing — shot him in front of the Valero store off state Highway 19, just over the Trinity River bridge. Lt. Charlie Perkins with the Walker County Sheriff’s Department said that when police responded to the scene they found Bratton lying on the ground with one gunshot wound to the torso. “There was some altercation between the victim and the suspect and the victim was shot,” Perkins said Friday. Walker County Criminal District Attorney David Weeks said his office had been brought into the investigation early to determine if the suspect shot Bratton in self-defense. “There are certainly some elements of self-defense that we’re going to present in detail to the grand jury,” Weeks said. “There was enough evidence there that I thought there were no felony charges appropriate at this point.” .... Witnesses to the incident — who spoke on the condition of anonymity — said Bratton taunted the shooter with a knife."

The foolishness and immorality of gun control: "I sent a pro-gun commentary from a British newspaper to a liberal friend of mine, and he replied that if we just banned the manufacture of firearms on a worldwide level there wouldn't be any crime or genocides like the one going on in Darfur. He then suggested that I had joined a militia group."

Will your gun save your life?: "The scenario: You are in the grocery store parking lot. Evening has fallen, but the street light illuminates the area. You are putting your new purchases in the trunk of your car, anticipating being in the warmth of your own home in fifteen minutes, after a long day at work. Thoughts are going through your mind of what to make for dinner and what you will be .... And then it happens!"

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