Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Missouri: Intruder Shot through door: "Police said an intruder was shot during an attempted break-in at a Northland apartment complex early Monday morning. Officers were called to the Wild Oaks complex at Highway 152 and Flintlock Road shortly before 3 a.m. Police said a man was trying to break into an apartment when the woman inside grabbed her gun and fired at the intruder through the door. The man pulled out his own gun and fired back. The intruder was hit twice and was taken to a hospital. He is expected to recover. The woman was not injured."

Florida homeowner shoots invader: "An Orange County homeowner says he shot a man in self defense late Monday night. The man told deputies he came home just before 11:00pm Monday night and found another man in his home on Faculty Drive. He says the man hit him in the head with a pipe and stabbed him. The homeowner then got his gun and shot the man. Both were taken to the hospital, but their conditions have not been released. Deputies tell Eyewitness News the two men knew each other."

Gun owners’ next victory in DC: "The Supreme Court, in District of Columbia v. Heller, declared that Washington’s 32-year ban on all functional firearms violated the Second Amendment. Justice Antonin Scalia’s majority opinion, however, applied only to possession of guns in the home. The court did not address, and was not asked to address, firearms carried outside the home. That’s the issue posed in a new lawsuit against the District by Tom Palmer (disclosure: my colleague at the Cato Institute) and four other plaintiffs — represented by Alan Gura, the lawyer who successfully argued Heller before the court. After Heller, the District relaxed its ban on residents seeking ‘to register a pistol for use in self-defense within that person’s home.’ But D.C. law still states that ‘[n]o person shall carry within the District of Columbia either openly or concealed on or about their person, a pistol, without a license.’ Currently, the city affords no process by which to issue such a license.”

Black football star praised for disarming girl on school bus: "Kaleb Eulls is used to hearing cheers for his heroics on the football field, but the Yazoo County, Miss., high school senior's quick thinking Tuesday morning on a school bus has earned him a different kind of acclaim. Eulls, 18, tackled and disarmed a 14-year-old girl who had pulled a .380 semiautomatic handgun from her bag and was threatening students and demanding the driver pull over, County Sheriff Tommy Vaughn said. Vaughn said the girl, who is being held in the county youth detention center, said she was the victim of bullies. She has been charged with possession of a firearm on school property and 22 counts each of attempted aggravated assault and kidnapping. Eulls, a 6-foot-4, 255-pound quarterback and defensive end for Yazoo County High School, said he was asleep when the girl boarded the bus. When she pulled out the gun, one of Eulls' three younger sisters — Kimberly Clark, 16; Ashley Dortch, 14; and Bobbie Dortch, 12, who were among the 23 people on the bus — shook him awake, he said. "I kept my distance for a second, she kind of glanced away or blinked and I got to her," he said. "I just basically thought about all the lives that were in danger. It all happened in about five minutes. I'm thankful that it turned out the way it did."

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