Saturday, August 22, 2009

Indiana Special Deputy Shot Intruding Neighbor: "An off-duty Marion County special deputy and code enforcement officer shot and killed his neighbor during a dispute on Indianapolis' east side Wednesday, police said. Bruce Jacobs, 53, called 911 to report that he had just shot his neighbor, Edward Light, 48, near 20th Street and Forest Manor Avenue just after 5:30 p.m., said Sgt. Paul Thompson. Light was pronounced dead in Jacobs' back yard. Thompson said the gun used in the shooting was not issued by the city and that Jacobs was not acting in an official capacity. Jacobs was detained by police for questioning Wednesday night, but was not arrested." [More details here. The guy shot was a schizophrenic off his meds]

MI: Woman said she had no choice but to shoot: "A 70-year old Bedford Township woman said Friday she had no choice but to shoot a man coming at her with a shovel. “I didn’t want to hurt him but I didn’t want him to hurt me,” Virginia Hawes said today in an interview. Battle Creek police said Hawes shot Nicholas Beltz, 24, in the leg in her yard about 7:30 p.m. Thursday. “He kept coming at me. I pointed the gun at his head but I didn’t want to shoot him in the head. I wimped out.” Hawes said Beltz threatened her after she called police because his girlfriend, Emily Bannister, said she was being assaulted. She said she warned the man to stay off her property and she went inside and retrieved her .38 caliber revolver when Beltz took a shovel away from her grandson. She came back outside and said the man continued to approach her until he was within three feet of her and she fired. Warrants have been issued for Beltz and Bannister for domestic violence and a report on the incident was sent to the prosecutor today."

How the repeal of all gun laws will free America: "“Most Americans do not make the connection between American Gun Control and today’s scandals of bank bailouts, corporate takeovers, immense failures, government intrusion and indifference, massive disrespect for the electorate, and other harassment of the sovereign. There is a connection. For a long time, I have urged the repeal of all gun laws. Since the very inception of gun control in this country, abuses of powers has served the public servants more than the electorate, and few of the promises have ever come true.”

AZ: Man was making a point of his legal right to bear arms: "“Neatly dressed in a white shirt, black tie and gray slacks, a man who identified himself only as Chris joined the healthcare debate outside the Phoenix Convention Center on Monday with a pistol at his side and an AR-15 semi-automatic assault rifle on his shoulder. Arizona is an ‘open-carry’ state, which means anyone legally allowed to have a firearm can carry it in public as long as it’s visible. A permit is required if the weapon is concealed. ‘Because I can do it,’ Chris said when asked why he brought guns to the rally outside President Barack Obama’s speech to the national VFW convention. ‘In Arizona, I still have some freedoms left.’”

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