Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Utah Clerk Grabs Gun, Kills Robber: "Police say just after midnight, a clerk was taking out the trash when someone came up behind her and threatened her with a gun. "He told her he wanted the money," said Sgt. Greg Peterson, Sanpete County Sheriff's Office. "He had her tie up the other clerk and then he set down his gun and began to tie her up." While he was distracted, the other clerk, a 20-year-old woman, wriggled free and grabbed his 22 caliber rifle. "She pointed it at him and he went for the gun and the gun went off," Sgt. Peterson said. "It ended up shooting him and it ended up being a fatal wound." The single shot struck 42-year-old Antonio Espinosa Ramos in the head. He died before police arrived. Mike Sorenson, a regular customer at the store who knows the clerk, says she is a sweet, petite woman who is an experienced hunter."

OK: Man shot, killed by homeowner : "A Shawnee man was shot and killed by a homeowner late Wednesday night at a rural home on Old Highway 270 near Shawnee. The Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office is investigating the case as a homicide, but no arrests have been made. It will be up to the district attorney's office to review the case and determine if charges are warranted or if the shooting falls under Oklahoma's `Make My Day' law. . Booth said it appears Poncho went to the residence and knocked on the front door. When the homeowner answered, Poncho reportedly stepped inside the home, Booth said, and there was a slight altercation between the two men, who reportedly knew each other. `The homeowner had a pistol with him,' Booth said, `and shot Mr. Poncho one time in the chest.' Poncho fell back onto the porch and the homeowner called 911."

Poll: 75% believe 2nd Amendment guarantees right to own gun : "According to Rasmussen Reports, 'seventy-five percent (75%) of Americans believe the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right of an average citizen to own a gun, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Just 14% say gun ownership is not a constitutional right. Eleven percent (11%) are not sure.'"

Gun hater's red herrings : "Denver Gun Rights Examiner Dan Bidstrup recently posted a thoughtful article on trying to reach out to people that don't understand `gun rights' for what they are. This is a thorny topic, given that many reasonable people are already so fed up with being sanctimoniously harassed, attacked, and spat upon by the hardcore disarmers that they have no interest left for any attempt at discourse, even with those in the middle who may be more just ignorant than truly belligerent. Personally, I've always been a sucker for hope and redemption, and although I sympathize - strongly - with the `decades of politely begging for a civil conversation has got us nowhere' point of view, I can't help but continue with each person as though the conversation has started all over from the beginning."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I agree - Dan Bidstrup's blogs seem wonderfully rationale in support of a topic that sometimes engenders rabid conversation