Tuesday, May 05, 2009

CA: Burglary suspect shot by resident: “A man suspected of burglarizing cars in the Mar Vista area was shot in the face by a resident early this morning, police said. The man was breaking into vehicles when he was confronted by a resident at about 1:40 a.m., said Los Angeles Police Sgt. Dennis Beacham. ‘He was subsequently shot and sustained a gunshot wound to the facial area,’ Beacham said. ‘It’s my understanding he’s in stable condition.’”

Georgia apartment invader shot: "College Park police are investigating a home invasion at a College Park apartment early Sunday in which a victim shot and killed one of the robbers. Police said two men forced their way into a unit of the Southern Lakes apartments on Lakemont Drive about 2:54 a.m. There were 10 people in the apartment, police said. After robbing them, the men and women were moved to different areas. One of the men has a gun and fought the robbers, shooting one of them, police said. The robber was found dead outside the complex, police said, and his accomplice had fled. Their names were not released by police."

TN: Committee axes curfew from guns-in-restaurants bill: “A joint committee on a bill to allow handgun carry permit holders to take their weapons into restaurants that serve alcohol decided to remove restrictions passed in the House that would not have allowed the guns in age-restricted restaurants and would have barred the weapons from any restaurant from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. The House panel in the committee voted 3-2 to recommend a Senate amendment that contained neither of the stipulations that passed the House. Rep. Curry Todd, R-Collierville and the sponsor of the bill, indicated to the AP that the restrictions he fought for in the House didn’t matter once the bill went to a conference committee.”

Lawmaker aims at exempting Texas firearms from federal regulation: “A Texas lawmaker wants to further push state sovereignty from the federal government. Rep. Leo Berman, a former Arlington mayor pro tem, has filed a bill to make guns, ammunition and gun parts that are made, sold and kept in Texas free from federal regulation. That would exempt them from federal gun registration, dealer licensing rules and buyer background checks. State laws would still apply. ‘This does two things,’ said Berman, a Tyler Republican. ‘It tests our sovereignty in relationship to the federal government, and it would attract new small gun manufacturers to the state to manufacture certain types of weapons and ammunition that are only used in intrastate commerce.’”

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