Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Pennsylvania taxi driver shoots passenger during attempted robbery: "Police say a Pittsburgh cab driver fatally shot a passenger who allegedly tried to rob him. Authorities say the shooting occurred Saturday night in the city's Hill District after the passenger had been picked up downtown. During the robbery attempt, the Yellow Cab driver pulled out a gun and a struggle ensued over the weapon. Police say the passenger was shot and killed during the struggle and the cab driver suffered an injury to his arm. The driver was taken to a hospital for medical treatment. Police did not release the name of the driver or the passenger. The driver was licensed to carry a gun."

Alabama Homeowner Kills Home Invader: "Authorities say a homeowner who apparently was targeted in a home invasion Sunday night exchanged gunfire with a suspect who was killed. Randy Christian, a Jefferson County sheriff's spokesman, said the shooting death of 23-year-old Eric Moore of Birmingham appeared to be justified. Moore died a short time later at a Birmingham hospital. Christian said the investigation determined Moore was the masked gunman who kicked in the door of a residence in Forestdale and fired shots at the occupant. The homeowner was not hit. Christian said the homeowner broke up a fight Saturday night at the Platinum Club in Birmingham that Moore had been involved in. He said Moore had inquired about the homeowner's address before the home was invaded."

Who'da thunk? Guns best crime deterrent after all: "When sexual assaults started rising in Orlando, Fla., in 1986, police officers noticed women were arming themselves, so they launched a firearms safety course for them. Over the next 12 months, sexual assaults plummeted by 88 percent, burglaries fell by 25 percent and not one of the 2,500 women who took the course fired a gun in a confrontation. And that, says a new brief submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court by police officers and prosecutors in a controversial gun-ban dispute, is why gun ownership is important and should be available to individuals in the United States. The arguments come in an amicus brief submitted by the Law Enforcement Alliance of America, whose spokesman, Ted Deeds, told WND there now are 92 different law enforcement voices speaking together to the Supreme Court in the Heller case."

Guns for Christians: "Some Christians I know have seriously questioned why I would wear a gun or train with it, insisting that I should trust God to take care of me instead. As sincere Christians, we must trust God for everything. But does trusting God mean we sit back and do nothing, expecting the food, clothes and shelter to appear by magic? Or do we work with our hands as St. Paul did, providing for ourselves so that we may not be a burden to anyone else? Jesus was our example."

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