Saturday, October 11, 2008

Wisconsin 8th Grader stops invader with BB gun: "13 year old Jack Theisen had to make a quick decision when two would-be robbers were in the process of coming through an unlocked, basement door, and Theisen was home alone. Theisen grabbed his Red Ryder model BB gun and shot the first invader in the shoulder, scaring off both men. "He's resilient," Jack Theisen's father, Mike Theisen told 27 News. Mike Theisen said his son, an eighth grade student at St. James Catholic School, has taken a hunter safety course and is proficient and safe with guns. Theisen said his son spotted the two men as they cased the front of the house on Sherman Avenue, perhaps believing the house was empty since most of the lights were out around 8 p.m. Oct. 9. Theisen said Jack Theisen then watched the men make their way to the home's side entrance. Theisen said he rushed home from his nearby restaurant after his son called and told him of the emergency. Theisen said while he has mixed emotions over his son confronting intruders, he said he is proud of him. "He's got guts."

TN: Loaded guns smuggled into prison : "Tennessee prison officials have charged a Chattanooga woman with smuggling two loaded handguns into a state prison at Wartburg. The guns were hidden in a box filled with board games and books. Twenty-seven-year-old Tiara Monique Ward is being held at the Morgan County Jail. Ward's bond was reduced from $100,000 to $25,000 at a Thursday hearing where a public defender was appointed to represent her. A Department of Correction news release issued Thursday says investigators discovered the two weapons in a package delivered to the Morgan County Correctional Complex on Sept. 17."

VA: Gun advocate detained : "Hours after guns-rights activists marched on City Hall to demand police leave them alone, they said one was charged after refusing an order to leave Waterside because he was openly carrying a weapon. Danladi Moore - whom the city paid $10,000 in July to avoid litigation after being stopped by police for suspected weapons violations - was charged with trespassing at the downtown entertainment complex Tuesday night. The 24-year-old Hampton resident said police told him to leave because he had a gun. Moore said he refused because the law allows him to display a weapon in public places. He said he was handcuffed, charged and led out of the building. Norfolk police ... confirmed that a summons was issued."

SAF settles New Orleans lawsuit : "The Second Amendment Foundation has reached an agreement with the City of New Orleans in a 2005 federal lawsuit that stopped the city from seizing firearms in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The landmark lawsuit, a joint effort by SAF and the National Rifle Association, was filed in September 2005 after police and National Guardsmen began confiscating firearms without warrant or probable cause from citizens who were not suspected of committing any crimes. Under terms of the settlement, which now awaits a judge's signature, the city must try to return all firearms that were seized. Gun owners will be notified by mail within 30 days of the court's approval that they can retrieve their guns." [Sounds like a pretty wimpy result to me. No redress for the wrong done at all]

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