Tuesday, December 08, 2009

MO: Home invader shot: "A gunman suffered a shotgun wound to his face today after he allegedly barged into his ex-wife’s house firing shots — and met another gunman. The man’s injuries are not believed to be life threatening. Police said that for more than a year, the man had been shooting at the boyfriend when their paths crossed. Today, about 3:35 p.m., the ex-wife and her boyfriend saw the ex-husband on her block. The ex-wife and boyfriend scurried to get into her home in the 4900 block of Agnes Street. The ex-husband allegedly shot at the home, kicked open the front door and continued shooting inside. A man inside with a shotgun returned fire and chased the ex-husband outside, where he fled. Police found the ex-husband’s holster at the scene, but did not find his gun. The ex-husband turned up at a hospital and was arrested. Police said the ex-wife, her boyfriend and the shotgun-wielding man were not injured. Four children inside, ages 2, 7, 11 and 13, also escaped injury."

Alaska joins legal battle to ensure Right to Bear Arms: "At the direction of Governor Sean Parnell, the State of Alaska announced last week that it has joined the legal battle to prohibit state and local governments from denying individual Americans their right to bear arms, which is provided under the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution. Attorney General Dan Sullivan, along with his counterparts in three dozen other states, recently signed on to a friend-of-the-court brief in the case of McDonald v. City of Chicago, now pending before the U.S. Supreme Court. Alaska had previously joined other states in successfully petitioning the court to hear the case, in which Chicago firearm owners challenge a handgun ban in the city.”

Gun Control Issue Reveals a Changing Canada: "Like public health care, Canada’s tight gun-control laws help distinguish the country from its powerful neighbor to the south. But as Canadians commemorated the 20th anniversary of one of the country’s most notorious shooting sprees on Sunday, their Parliament was on course to eliminate one of its most significant gun-control measures. A long-gun registry, which requires the registration of rifles and shotguns, emerged largely from public revulsion over the massacre in 1989... The law’s looming demise has revived the national debate over gun control and, with the wounds of 1989 still tender, raised deep questions about Canadian identity. The law has been controversial since its approval in 1995, and there are competing theories as to why it suddenly appears doomed now. Perhaps most surprisingly, the debate has pitted the Conservative government, which generally promotes a law and order agenda and wants to get rid of the law, against the police, who resoundingly favor keeping it." [It's cost a motza and achieved nothing]

Gun control on campus: "Colorado is at the center of a national debate concerning gun control, revolving around moves to ban guns at two of the state’s universities. The most recent move comes as a proposal by Colorado State University’s public safety and president’s cabinet to ban students from carrying guns on campus. Their recommendation flies in the face of the students’ will, with the governing body voting 21-3 last week in support of keeping CSU a conceal-and-carry campus. As the debate in Fort Collins continues, Students for Concealed Carry on Campus is currently appealing a lower Colorado court decision that dismissed a suit filed last year by the group seeking to overturn the University of Colorado’s gun ban.”

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