Wednesday, January 23, 2008

CA: Man not stopped by restraining order is stopped by firearm : "A 47-year-old man was shot by a homeowner Friday after he allegedly broke in to the home to get to his ex-girlfriend.The suspect, Andrew Giebler, 47, was later arrested on suspicion of violating a domestic restraining order, burglary and stalking, according to a news release by the Kern County Sheriff's Department. At about 5 p.m., Giebler had broken into a home located in the 8000 block of Shannon Drive and began fighting people, the news release said. His ex-girlfriend was staying at the home and has a domestic violence restraining order against him.The homeowner shot Giebler in self-defense, the news release said. The suspect was hit in the shoulder."

PA: Man shoots man in the head after breaking-in: "A Beaver County man shot an apparent burglar in the head after finding him prowling in his bedroom. Police say 23-year-old Keith McCue shot Gary Brooks as he fled down the steps of the house. Police say 26-year-old Brooks and an accomplice, 41-year-old Kelvin Raines, broke into the McCue house by kicking in the front door. They took a rifle from the living room and headed upstairs. McCue was alerted by his dogs' barking. He shot Brooks with a handgun he keeps by his bed. Police say McCue's actions were just. Raines is in Beaver County Jail facing burglary charges. Police say Brooks will face similar charges if he recovers. Brooks is being treated in a Pittsburgh hospital.

Citizen's group blasts Va. Gov. Kaine for using tech crime law to attack gun shows: "Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine has fallen back on one of the oldest, and most shoddy, tactics in the gun grabber playbook by using the Virginia Tech tragedy to launch an attack on gun shows, when the crime had nothing to do with gun shows, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today. "Neither of the guns used by Virginia Tech killer Seung-Hui Cho was purchased at a gun show," noted CCRKBA Legislative Liaison Joe Waldron. "Attacking some mythical `gun show loophole' will do nothing to prevent criminals from getting their hands on guns illegally, because it has been shown statistically that criminals rarely get firearms at such shows."

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