Wednesday, December 09, 2009

GA: Man Pulls Gun on Would-be Robber: Two who robbed an elderly Clayton County man got more than they bargained for, after they bluffed their way into the man's home. Police say the victim surprised the men by pulling out his own weapon. Homeowner Bill Dowis said he sells firewood out of his home. The two suspects bought wood from Dowis Tuesday. Dowis said one of the men asked to wash his hands and when he returned he pointed a gun at Dowis. While one of the men went through the home looking for money, Dowis said he pulled out his own pistol and shot at one of the men. Dowis said he shot at the man twice more as he fled the house to a waiting car."

Off-Duty Officer Shoots Robbery Suspect: "An off-duty police officer shot a robbery suspect in Hampden this evening. Two men were trying to rob Hampden Discount Liquors on Falls Road when a customer ran out of the store and yelled to the off-duty officer that there was a robbery in progress, according to Baltimore City Police Spokesman Anthony Guglielmi. The officer entered the store and saw one suspect holding a gun to the store clerk. The officer shot the suspect. "This was right place, right time for this officer, and he saved some lives here tonight," Guglielmi said. The second suspect fled the store while the officer called for backup. The suspect was apprehended a few blocks away from the store. The shot suspect was taken to Sinai in critical condition. No one else was injured. It was later discovered that the two suspects were also involved in two other robberies on Friday evening... Karim Abdul, 16, of the 4700 block of Wakefield Road, has been charged as an adult. He is suspected of being involved in 3 separate robberies on Friday night."

DC Court ruling could affect out of state gun buys: "You can buy a car from an out-of-state dealer and pick it up there. You can buy a house in another part of the country, as speculators unwisely did during the real estate bubble, sight unseen. But even though the Second Amendment protects an individual right to own firearms — and presumably to buy them — you can’t purchase a handgun while you’re visiting another state. A gun rights group has sued the Justice Department to overturn this prohibition, which became law as part of the Gun Control Act of 1968, and the case is now in front of U.S. District Judge James Robertson in Washington, D.C.”

Beyond The Concealed Carry Gun: Arming for Home Defense: "Of course, we cannot walk the streets of modern America with a large caliber rifle like cowboys in the Old West. For concealed carry, handguns -- and even compact handguns -- are the norm. However, how many of us get so focused on our latest concealed carry gun that we rely on that same gun for defending our homes -- where size and concealability doesn't matter. I am afraid many people who read this magazine are content to have their designated home defense weapon be a Smith & Wesson Model 60 snub-nose, or a Kahr PM-9, or a similar sub-compact pistol. I believe this because there was a point in time when I did the same thing. Much of the topic of choosing a home defense weapon is beyond the scope of this magazine, but my hope in this article is to get all of you thinking about the proper weapons for defense of your home and family. When it comes to the effectiveness of firearms, larger is usually better. Larger guns have larger bullets -- one key to effective stopping power. Big bullets make bigger holes, which tend to incapacitate living targets faster. While there certainly can be overkill on this issue, and you need to be mindful of over-penetration issues in an urban environment, there is no reason to have a home defense weapon of a minor caliber."

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