Tuesday, November 03, 2009

OH: Robber Shot During Break-In: "An attempted break-in in Mifflin Township Thursday night turned into a deadly shooting when the would-be victims fought back. Several people were inside the Northglen Drive home when an armed man burst through the door, 10TV's Kurt Ludlow reported. The incident happened around 7 p.m. Franklin County Sheriff's Deputies said one of the victims inside retrieved a handgun and fired it, shooting one of the robbers at least twice, deputies said. Emergency crews arrived to find Ezekiel D. Feagin, 21, dead on the living room floor. Deputies arrested a second man believed to be involved in the robbery, who was hiding in the bathroom. Details about the robber were not immediately released. Police told 10TV that the man who pulled the trigger will not be charged.

AL: Woman shoots home invading ex-boyfriend in self defense: "A Mobile, Alabama woman fatally shot a violent ex-boyfriend who broke in to her home, hid in her bedroom closet, and attacked her when she returned home. Police say the woman broke up with the 29 year old man, who had a history of domestic violence, nearly 4 years ago. Last week, the ex-boyfriend reportedly broke in to the woman's home on the 700 block of West Louise Drive, and waited in ambush until she arrived home that night. At this point, the ex-boyfriend is said to have emerged from the bedroom closet and attacked the woman. The woman reported grabbed her self defense gun and fired, fatally wounding the home invading ex-boyfriend and saving herself from the violent attack. Police say that neither of the home's children, ages 9 and 15, were harmed."

Messrs. Smith, Wesson for Pink Pistols: "First, let’s get down to the real nitty-gritty gritty about what the new “hate crimes” bill will do and what it won’t do. If you live in the alternate universe our president frequents all too often, then you really believe the new law “will strengthen the protections against crimes based on the color of our skin, the faith in your heart or the place of your birth.” ... That law was designed to make gays and lesbians feel good. It won’t protect them. If they want protection, they’ll have to sign up with a group formed for precisely that purpose. I’m talking about my favorite gay rights group in the entire country, the Pink Pistols. The group’s Web site describes its purpose: “We are dedicated to the legal, safe, and responsible use of firearms for self-defense of the sexual-minority community. We no longer believe it is the right of those who hate and fear gay, lesbian, bi, trans, or polyamorous persons to use us as targets for their rage. Self-defense is our right.” They’re danged skippy it is their right. Gays and lesbians who face violent attacks don’t need the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act to protect them. They don’t need Mr. Obama hailing a new law for them; they don’t need Mr. Holder prosecuting gay bashers for them. Gays and lesbians seeking protection need two other guys, the ones who go by the name Mr. Smith and Mr. Wesson."

MI: Concealed weapons bill would allow guns in trunks on campus: "Students all over the state of Michigan may soon be able to carry concealed weapons on campus. Bill 5474, introduced by Wayne Schmidt, R-Traverse City, to the Michigan House of Representatives, would prohibit colleges from banning weapons on campus. Section two of the bill specifically outlines what local units of government and institutions of higher learning would not be able to do if the bill were passed. … Reid Smith, the Michigan director for concealedcampus.com, is in favor of students being allowed to carry weapons on campus. Students for Concealed Carry on Campus is an organization comprising over 40,000 individuals, with members in all 50 states. ‘Excluding firearms from campus is an arbitrary decision. [Firearms] don’t take away from learning,’ Smith said. Smith said there is a need for firearms on campuses, and instances such as the one at Virginia Tech could have been prevented if students were allowed to have weapons.”

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