Monday, September 14, 2009

FL: Man shoots home invaders: "A homeowner fought back Sunday, shooting at three suspects who tired to break into his house. Ormond Beach Police say two men and a woman entered Dane Rollins’ home at around 9 a.m. with guns drawn. The 34-year-old was asleep inside his Cypress Creek home when the trio barged in demanding money. Rollins gave them what they came for, but as they fled, the homeowner chased down the suspects with a shot gun and began firing at them in his front yard. "It happened so fast I don’t know what he was saying but he was screaming," said neighbor Ronda Holster. One of the men got in a car and fled while the woman and the other man ran away. All three were caught and are at Halifax Medical Center recuperating from gunshot injuries before they will be booked into the Volusia county Jail on home invasion robbery charges. The suspects have been identified 31-year-old William Bell of Daytona Beach, 38-year-old Christopher Young of New Smyrna Beach and 28-year-old Brandy Lee Harris of Ormond Beach. The homeowner was not hurt."

GA: Off-duty cop shoots suspected armed robber: "An off-duty College Park police officer shot a suspected armed robber early Sunday outside a Motel 6 on Old National Parkway, police said. The suspect, 17-year-old Jeremy Rashad Evans, was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital. His condition was not immediately available. The officer, whose name was not released, was working a security job shortly before 2 a.m. when he spotted Evans armed with a handgun and heading toward the front of the motel, police said. When the officer ordered Evans to drop the gun, Evans “made a threatening move with the gun towards the officer, at which time the officer shot the suspect,” police said in a press release. Police believe Evans and two or three others had just robbed a woman staying at the motel. Evans' accomplices fled the scene in a Ford vehicle, police said."

76 reasons to have a gun: "In four decades and thousands of transactions with my fellow man I’ve neither initiated nor accepted force as a means to accomplish anything. And yet, I’ve decided to become more skilled in the use of a gun to keep force, violence, crime and tyranny out of my life where they belong. Even with a perfect record of non-violence my intuition tells me I’ve got some gun work to do — to keep it that way. And like car insurance, wearing a seatbelt or taking vitamins the most it will do is keep things the same, because: Investments in self-defense return a maximum of keeping what you already have.”

DC: City pols defend anti-gun law: "The city of Washington, D.C. is mounting an aggressive legal defense of its ban on carrying handguns, calling it ’squarely in the mainstream and eminently reasonable.’ In a 37-page legal brief filed this week, the District of Columbia says that refusing to grant licenses to its residents to carry handguns in public complies with the Second Amendment. The regulations ’serve important goals of public safety, especially here, in the nation’s capital,’ the brief says.”

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