Friday, August 28, 2009

TX: Business owner shoots burglar: "A local businesses owner prevented himself from becoming a victim of burglary. Police say just after midnight Wednesday, the business owner of this t.v. repair shop fired his gun at a suspected burglar. He told police he happened to be sleeping at the business, when he heard glass break and someone come through the front door. The business owner also happened to have a gun and shot the 33-year old intruder, who got away. Then, around 1 a.m, the gunshot victim walked into the Bay Area Hospital Emergency Room. The suspect is under guard at the hospital until he is well enough to be booked into the City Detention Center.”

ND: Homeowner fires at intruder: "There is no suspect in the burglary attempt that occurred August 18, in Eagle Run at 1139 38 1/2 Ave. W., where the homeowner, Jason Fonder, fired a single shot at an intruder discovered in his residence. Also home at the time were his wife, and two-year old daughter. There were no injuries and nothing was taken.”

IL: Shootings rampant despite gun ban: “You cannot legally buy a handgun in Chicago, yet the city is the nation’s most murderous city. You can own one, but only if you’ve owned it since before 1982, and it’s registered every year with the Chicago Police Department. Gun-control advocates and gun-rights advocates don’t — or can’t — agree on how a city with a handgun ban can lead the nation in murders. To proponents of owning guns, it means the ban doesn’t work. ‘Laws are only for law-abiding citizens anyway,’ said John Riggio, owner of Chuck’s Gun Shop and Pistol Range in Riverdale. ‘Criminals, by definition, don’t follow the law.’ But to proponents of regulating guns, it means the ban isn’t big enough.”

Gun groups to sue over Montana-made and retained firearms: "The Montana Shooting Sports Association (MSSA) and the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) have formed a strategic alliance to litigate the principles of the Montana Firearms Freedom Act (MFFA), passed by the 2009 Montana Legislature and signed into law by Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer. The MFFA declares that any firearms made and retained in Montana are not subject to any federal authority, resisting Congress’s dramatically expanded use of the interstate commerce clause to justify Washington’s regulation of virtually all of the private economy.”

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