Monday, August 11, 2008

Georgia teen shot breaking into home: "A would-be burglar got a painful surprise Friday when he tried to break into a Union City man's home, police said. Around 4:30 p.m., the 75-year-old homeowner on Ravenwood Loop heard some noise coming from the rear of his house, Union City police spokesman George Louthe said. "He saw his window getting wedged open," Louthe said. "He challenged the intruder, but (the intruder) kept coming through the window." The man went for his 9 mm Glock handgun and returned to see a 17-year-old's leg straddling the window. "He shot three times," Louthe said. "But the suspect ran." The homeowner called 911 to report the home invasion, police said. Police did not release the name of the homeowner or the teen who was shot. Just moments after his call, a neighbor on Ravenwood Circle - just behind the crime scene - called police to report a man shot in their back yard. "He apparently climbed over the back fence," Louthe said of the wounded suspect. The teen had been hit at least once, with an injury that seemed to reflect a bullet entering his leg and traveling to his groin, police said. The suspect was airlifted to Grady Memorial Hospital, and was listed in serious but stable condition. Charges against the teen are pending. The Fulton County District Attorney's office will decide whether to charge the homeowner, Louthe said."

TSA weighs more airport gun control : "The Transportation Security Administration may allow airports to ban firearms from terminals, parking lots, roads and other airport areas where many states currently allow passengers to carry lethal weapons. Airport officials and lawmakers are watching closely as the TSA weighs a request by Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to modify its security program to impose an airportwide ban on guns. It is the first such request to TSA from an airport. . The TSA is `trying to work through some complex legal issues,' said spokesman White. He gave no timetable for a decision. Courts may ultimately decide whether an airport can override state law and prohibit guns by adding a ban to its security program, Chambers said."

Bloomberg anti-gun "soul-mate" Kilpatrick now a cellmate : "Anti-gun Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick - jailed for violating terms of his bond as he faces trial on eight felony counts - should resign before bringing any more disgrace to his office, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today. Kilpatrick is a prominent member of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's anti-gun Mayors Against Illegal Guns coalition. The irony, said CCRKBA Legislative Affairs Director Joe Waldron, is that because the mayor is under indictment, he cannot possess a firearm."

Book review: Safe Streets In The Nationwide Concealed Carry of Handguns: "Safe Streets In The Nationwide Concealed Carry of Handguns discusses how government enforced dependency is destroying the American spirit, our independence, and is actually one of the root causes of violent crime. [John] Longenecker successfully shows how private ownership of guns does not only benefit gun owners. He shows how gun ownership combats crime, protects our liberties, and helps preserve the independent spirit that makes America the greatest country on earth."

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