Monday, February 09, 2009

MI: Business invader shot: "Sometimes there's no other option, said Richard Creed, a Bay County man who found himself in a life-or-death situation last month. Two masked men stormed into his business, Evergreen Insurance in Auburn, on Jan. 21 as Creed was getting ready to leave work. They were armed -- with what Creed has since learned might have actually been air pistols -- and planned to rob the business. A survival instinct kicked in, Creed said. "You don't know what is going to happen. Do you pull the trigger? Are they going to tie me up? Beat me up? Hold me hostage? All this is flying through your head in a nanosecond," Creed said. "If this is going to be your last day, it's not going to be passively that you leave." The men forced him into the back corner of his office, right where his own gun -- bought for protection -- sat on a shelf. Creed picked up the gun and pulled the trigger, shooting one of the men four times. The other fled. In this case, the shot intruder lived. He spent several days at Hurley Medical Center and then was charged with assault with intent to rob while armed. Creed is not expected to be charged with any crime."

Texas: Homeowner, Suspect Both Hurt after Burglary: "A Bristol homeowner was hurt Sunday after he rolled up on a burglary in progress. But he was able to shoot and stop one suspect before he got away. According to the Ellis County Sheriff's Office, the homeowner and his family returned home at around 11:30 a.m. They noticed two men about the take off in an SUV with some of their belongings. The suspects tried to drive off, slamming into the homeowner's truck and hurting both him and is young children. The man told deputies he them pulled out his small-caliber rifle and fired shots at the SUV. One of the suspects was hit three times and is now in critical condition at a local hospital. The second suspect fled on foot. Ellis County sheriff's deputies arrested a man they believe is the second suspect Sunday after a convenience store owner reported seeing someone suspicious."

Texas: Intruder shot at storage business : "Investigators said an alleged intruder at a Kaufman County business was in stable condition Friday morning after the owner shot him. According to Assistant Chief Deputy Troy Graham, the owner reported hearing someone inside his storage facility in the 1000 block of Everett Drive around 2:30 a.m. Robert Sanders grabbed his loaded rifle, walked to the front and confronted the suspected burglar. He opened fire and struck the suspect, several times. Deputies found the wounded man lying just outside the door. Sanders leases a storage unit at the location, and lives in the back of that unit. At this time, no arrests have been made. Police say there are no plans to charge Sanders. Stolen items from another nearby property were found in the victim's truck."

Arbitrary denial of gun ownership rights?: "I don't remember where I saw it the other day - if you enter it on Google, you get 22,700 hits - but it appears that Barack Obama's henchman, Rahm Emanuel, has declared that, if you're on the government `no-fly list,' then you ought to be stripped of your right to own a gun. The unalienable individual, civil, Constitutional, and human right of every man, woman, and responsible child to obtain, own, and carry, openly or concealed, any weapon - rifle, shotgun, handgun, machinegun, anything - any time, any place, without asking anyone's permission .I am not kidding. Understand that, despite the whines and bluster of the Torture Party and its minions, now being taken up by what we'll soon be calling the Other Torture Party, the `no-fly list' itself is as illegal as can be. Anyone who created and has enforced it needs to be arrested, tried, convicted, and sent to prison."

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