Sunday, May 17, 2009

GA: Police: Cross-dressing man shot during liquor story robbery: "Macon police are investigating an armed robbery Saturday evening at ABC Liquor store, 1194 Martin Luther King Boulevard. Shortly before 6:45 p.m., authorities allege Ricky Johnson entered the package store dressed in a ladies wig and skirt, jumped over the front counter displaying a gun and demanded money from a clerk. Johnson obtained an undisclosed amount of cash and fired one gunshot inside the business as he fled, police said. An employee returned gunfire, injuring Johnson in the upper thigh near the buttocks, according to authorities. About 7 p.m., a Macon police dispatch operator said someone called 911, reporting a man with a gunshot wound in The Medical Center of Central Georgia’s Green Deck parking area. Authorities said they located Johnson in the parking area, along with the weapon and the cash allegedly involved in the liquor store robbery. Macon police Sgt. Melanie Hofmann could not confirm how Johnson had reached the downtown hospital. He was transported by ambulance from the parking deck to the street-level emergency room, she said. The incident remains under investigation by Macon police. Charges are pending, she said. No other injuries were reported."

Florida woman with gun fights carjacker: "A Tampa woman refused to be a carjacking victim when she was approached by an armed man who jumped into her car on Thursday. The woman, who only wants to be identified as Adrianna, pulled out her own gun. "I just leaned forward and punched him in the forehead with my gun," she said. The man "screamed like a girl and almost dropped his gun" as he ran away, she added. Tampa Police have arrested one suspect so far in what they see as a pattern of carjackings. A-Keem Carr [above] was arrested on related charges, but two others are believed to be preying on motorists in the Westshore area."

Love your children? Teach them how to safely handle guns : “A Utah teenager died after apparently shooting himself with a revolver loaded with blanks. … The ’solution,’ as presented by those who wish guns to disappear, is to teach children to avoid them. They must be locked up in safes, separated from ammunition, we are told, so that children cannot access them. … The unintended consequence of the avoidance approach is it ensures ignorance, so if a child does encounter a gun, they will be clueless as to what to do next. … That means giving your children development-appropriate gun training. Notice I did not say ‘age.’ It varies …This means, at some point, you need to teach your child how to handle a gun.”

Before refusing to own a gun: ”The armed citizen has a tremendous impact on protecting not only self and loved ones, but also liberty in the sovereign’s monopoly on all lethal force in this country. That would be you and me. As the sovereign, we have oversight and authority over police, the military and Congress, not to mention little governments here. There is a tremendous threat to our freedoms when that sovereignty is challenged by our own public servants, and backed by the force of police and military which we ourselves grant them from one election to the next. The armed citizen and our liberty on all levels are inextricably bound only when we are armed and respected as the sovereign.”

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