Monday, August 25, 2008

OK man killed in shooting: "An Alderson man is dead following a shooting on Friday. Deputies responded to a shooting call on Friday morning in the High Hill-Bache area, said Pittsburg County Sheriff's Investigator Jeremy Webb. The deputies found James Lee Short, 30, dead when they arrived at a residence at the scene, apparently having died from a gunshot wound, Webb said. "Evidence and witness statements indicate Short had made a forced entry into the residence," Webb said. No arrests have been made and the shooting is still under investigation, Webb said late Friday afternoon. "The investigation currently suggests that the death resulted as an act of self defense," Webb said."

CA: No charges to be filed in shooting of bear at Lake Tahoe: "A 59-year-old California man has been cleared of any criminal wrongdoing in the shooting of a bear last month at Lake Tahoe. El Dorado County Chief Assistant District Attorney William Clark says they reviewed the case and decided not to file any charges against Danny Lukins of South Lake Tahoe. The state Department of Fish and Game submitted a complaint to the district attorney after the shooting on 31st. Lukins says he shot the bear once in self defense when it started charging at him. Clark says Lukins immediately called 911 and reported the incident. He says Lukins told them the bear was about 28 yards away when he shot it. He says there was no proof beyond a reasonable doubt that he was lying."

GA: University gun bans in sights of pro-carry effort : "Legislators looking to expand where Georgians can carry guns may take aim at university campuses.Carry a gun on or within 1,000 feet of any campus now and you could be charged with a felony, spend up to 10 years in prison and pay as much as $10,000 in fines.But a panel of lawmakers conducting a wholesale review of Georgia's gun laws soon will solicit opinions on removing or altering the ban.State Sen. Mitch Seabaugh, R-Sharpsburg, who chairs the Senate Firearms Committee, sees nothing wrong with allowing a licensed gun owner to visit a college campus while carrying a concealed weapon. Students should be allowed to stow hunting rifles in their cars parked on campus, Seabaugh said."

FL: Taking back the streets : "Leaders of a crime-plagued neighborhood near downtown are tired of talk and task forces. Instead, they're taking up arms and preparing to become a `lock and loaded' community.Members of the Royal Poinciana Civic Association say they want to start working with a Texas-based gun-rights organization and a local weapons-training academy to verse residents on gun laws and self-protection. .After the meeting, Royal Poinciana leaders said they're moving ahead with plans to become an armed community. .A number of residents have already signed up for courses at . a weapons shop and training center. The group has also been in contact with the Texas-based Second Amendment Sisters to teach them about gun laws."

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