Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Michigan invaders shot: "Kelly Keating's boyfriend was threatening to come to her house in the 7000 block of Edgar and harm her. Keating, 42, called a friend who had a gun. Around midnight, Keating's boyfriend, Robert Stevens, 44, and his son Zachary, 24, arrived and broke into her house. They ripped an air conditioner out of the window to enter. When the two men got inside, that friend fired a warning shot. But there was a fight, and the elder Stevens was shot multiple times in the leg. The younger Stevens was shot in the chest. He staggered to a neighbor's house where he died. Montcalm County Sheriff Bill Barnwell told 24 Hour News 8 the 9-1-1 call was that people were "trying to get into the house. There were threats being made. We've been there before for situations. There's been some previous domestic situations between the two." Barnwell told 24 Hour News 8 people in the house "were on the phone with 9-1-1 dispatchers when shots rang out." Barnwell said the teen, a young girl and Zachary Stevens' estranged wife were inside the home at the time of the shooting. Deputies are trying to figure out what triggered the argument and led to the shootings. Investigators are questioning the friend with the gun. The county prosecutor will decide if any charges should be filed."

Review: "Four Hundred Years of Gun Control ... Why Isn't It Working?": "The book, 'Four Hundred Years of Gun Control ... Why Isn't It Working?' is the first publication from a new Libertarian and pro-gun publishing company called Contrast Media Press. The publishing company is owned and operated by journalist and long time supporter of the Buckeye Firearms Association, John Longenecker. 'Four Hundred Years of Gun Control ... Why Isn't It Working?' was written by Howard Nemerov, a healthcare researcher who is also a long-time friend of Buckeye Firearms Association. Nemerov used to favor total civilian disarmament, and set out to prove that gun control would make society safer. However, the results of his research had the complete opposite effect."

Second Amendment -- no longer embarrassing: "'The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed.' That's the operative clause of the Second Amendment -- nearly erased from the Constitution in 1939 by a muddled and confusing Supreme Court opinion in United States v. Miller. Last week, apparently embarrassed by seven decades without a coherent explanation of the right celebrated during the Framing era as 'the true palladium of liberty,' the court rediscovered the Second Amendment. More than five years after six Washington residents challenged the city's 32-year-old ban on all functional firearms in the home, the court held in District of Columbia v. Heller that the gun ban is unconstitutional. Indeed it is."

New DC rules: "Within weeks, District residents could legally keep handguns in their homes under emergency legislation that goes to the D.C. Council today, as officials try to comply with the Supreme Court ruling rejecting the city's handgun ban. But District officials said yesterday that they are braced for the possibility of more legal wrangling as they try to respect the high court while maintaining the strictest controls possible. Residents could begin applying this week for handgun permits in a process that requires a written examination, proof of residency, good vision and ballistic testing. Applicants also would have to pay a fee and agree to fingerprinting and criminal background checks. The legislation does not lift restrictions on semiautomatic handguns, a move that will probably land the District back in court, according to the lawyer who successfully challenged the gun ban"

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