Friday, May 16, 2008

GA: Teen killed by homeowner had previous burglary arrest: "The teenage boy who was shot to death last week while trying to break into a northwest Atlanta home has been identified as Merterries Burton, authorities said. Merterries, 15, was a student at Forrest Hills Academy, an alternative school for middle and high school students with discipline problems, according to an Atlanta police report. Friday afternoon, Merterries and two other boys were trying to kick in the back door of a home on Hawkins Street when the resident, 26-year-old Jeff Fraser, grabbed a gun and fired at least eight shots at the intruders, police said. The others fled when Merterries was shot and remained at large Wednesday. Homicide investigator J. Thorpe Jr. said Wednesday the shooting appeared to be in self-defense, but he is still investigating. Fraser's home had been burglarized twice earlier this month, on May 2 and May 4, Thorpe said. In April, Atlanta police arrested Merterries in another burglary case in the same area, Thorpe said. Thorpe said he didn't know why burglars were targeting Fraser's house, but said it is one of the nicer homes in the neighborhood. In the shooting, Merterries suffered gunshot wounds to his face and neck and died at the scene, authorities said. According to the police report, he lived in an apartment on Chappell Road, less than a half-mile from the Hawkins Street home."

No compromise: An interview with Aaron Zelman: "Aaron Zelman is executive director of Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, a pro-Second Amendment group based in Milwaukee.THE NEW AMERICAN: What is your organization's main goal? Aaron Zelman: Our main goal is to destroy gun control. We are an organization that believes we have the moral authority to point out to the rest of the world the evils that have come from gun control and how humanity has suffered because of gun-control schemes."

Bill Would Renew Federal Assault Weapons Ban: "With gun control looming as a potential critical issue in the 2008 election cycle, pressure is building on Congress to pass legislation reenacting the federal assault weapons ban. The original federal ban on assault weapons expired on Sept. 13, 2004, when Congress failed to reenact it. One bill to revive the assault weapons ban has already been introduced by Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D, New York, 4th). McCarthy's Assault Weapons Ban and Law Enforcement Protection Act of 2007, (H.R. 1022), would reenact the ban for ten years. Along with reinstating federal criminal penalties involving possession or transfer of assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition feeding devices, H.R. 1022 would expand the definition of "semiautomatic assault weapon" to include semiautomatic-to-fully-automatic conversion kits and any semiautomatic rifle or pistol that accepts a detachable magazine and that has other characteristics of assault weapons, including telescoping stocks, threaded barrels and pistol grips"

Czech it out: My favorite handgun: "My favorite pistol is the CZ B SA in .40 S&W. The first time I fired it at the range it was like I had been shooting with it for years. It happens to fit my hand extraordinarily well, and the grip angle and three-dot sights make sighting fast and easy. The all-steel construction gives it considerable heft, reducing recoil quite a lot compared with polymer guns (I also have a Glock 22). These features let me bring it back on target quickly after each round. "

1 comment:

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