Tuesday, May 12, 2009

NY: Retired cop shoots mugger : "“A retired cop shot and wounded a thug who had attempted to rob him in Bedford-Stuyvesant, authorities said. James Singleton, 32, walked up to the 45-year-old retired police officer near Schenectady Avenue and Herkimer Street at 4 p.m. Thursday and pulled a gun from his waistband, officials said. The cop grabbed his own revolver and fired, hitting Singleton once in the shoulder, cops said. A loaded .25-caliber handgun was recovered at the scene.”

NYC: Fatally shot livery cab driver drives car into wall to trap killer: "A mortally wounded livery cab driver's final act made sure his killer was trapped in the backseat, police and witnesses said Sunday. Roberto Pita, 37, was drawing his last breaths when he slammed his black Lincoln Town Car into a concrete wall on West Tremont Ave. in the Bronx. The crash pinned his thug assailant in the backseat, where cops found him moments later.... The 20-year-old suspect, whose name has not yet been released, was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital for treatment of injuries to his face and legs, police said. Charges against him are pending. A handgun was recovered in the backseat of the crumpled cab".

WY: Delegation pushes to allow guns in parks: "U.S. Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso, R-Wyo., have added their names as co-sponsors of a bill that would allow individuals to carry concealed weapons into national parks. The legislation, called the Preservation of the Second Amendment in National Parks and National Wildlife Refuges Act, seeks to replace an administrative rule that has been mired in court proceedings since January that would also allow visitors to carry concealed weapons into national parks. A federal judge in April struck down that administrative rule, which was set in place last December by the outgoing Bush administration, after several conservation and other groups filed a lawsuit.”

SAF, Calguns challenge arbitrary denial of right to bear arms in California: “The Second Amendment Foundation, The Calguns Foundation and three California residents today filed a lawsuit seeking to vindicate the right to bear arms against arbitrary state infringement. Nearly all states allow qualified law-abiding citizens to carry guns for self-defense, but a few states allow local officials to arbitrarily decide who may exercise this core Second Amendment right.”

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