Saturday, December 26, 2009

NC: Wounded robbery suspect arrested at hospital: "A Black Mountain man who authorities say was shot by a clerk while trying to rob a convenience store was arrested at the hospital Thursday morning. The shooting was justified because the Kounty Line employee believed his life was in danger, said Lt. Ross Dillingham of the Buncombe County Sheriff's Office. Warrants were issued charging Roy Lee Tyson III, 32, of Rattlesnake Mountain Road, with two counts of attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and felony fleeing to elude arrest. The shooting occurred about 6 p.m. Wednesday at Kounty Line at the intersection of Heywood and Hendersonville roads, Dillingham said. The suspect entered the store and approached the clerk to make a purchase, Dillingham said. When the clerk went to open the register, the man leaned over the register. “From where the clerk was standing, it looked like he had his hand in his waistband on a gun,” Duncan said. The clerk was able to draw a gun, a .357 Magnum, and fire one round at the suspect, Dillingham said. “I got him right in the chest,” the clerk said. “I'm the one that pulled the trigger.”

MO: Police Call Fatal Shooting Self Defense: "A confrontation that turned deadly Tuesday night near 34th Street and Euclid Avenue may have been a case of self defense, police said. Investigators said Reginald Waxter Jr., 31, was shot and killed Tuesday night near the 3400 block of Euclid. Police said Waxter approached another man and pulled him out of his car. Waxter pulled out a gun and shot the man in his leg, but the man was able to return fire. Officers said robbery might have been the motive, but they said the two men knew each other and had a history of personal conflict so there might have been other motives. Waxter died a few hours later at a hospital. Charges are not expected to be filed".

Typo in Law Establishes Mandate to Lock Gun-Toting Train Passengers in Boxes: "It may sound absurd. But President Obama signed a bill into law Wednesday that requires passengers who carry firearms aboard Amtrak be locked in boxes for their journey. It's a mistake in the law's wording. But for now, the clerical error is the law of the land. Earlier this week, Congress sent the president a massive spending bill that funded dozens of federal departments. Tucked into the transportation section of the legislation are safety requirements for Amtrak customers who carry firearms on board the government-backed train system. The bill Congress passed mandates that passengers with firearms declare they have weapons with them in advance and stow them in locked boxes while on the train. The bill text was correct when the House approved the legislation last week. The Senate followed suit Sunday, but somewhere along the line, the language that referred to putting the guns in locked boxes morphed into stuffing "passengers" into locked boxes."

New Year's gun rights resolution: Boycott an anti-gun company: "They say 13 is an unlucky number. I'll try to capitalize on that in today's 13th suggestion for's New Year's resolution special project. Let's make it unfortunate for any business that disrespects our right to keep and bear arms: I will boycott an anti-gun company. Which one? That shouldn't be hard to find. NRA lists "anti gun corporations/corporate heads" on their "National Organizations With Anti-Gun Policies" page (misrepresented by the antis as a "black list," typically disrespectful of a time-honored civil rights strategy). We have every right not to patronize a concern that gives aid and comfort to our enemies--which, face it, is what those who would rob us of our rights under force of state arms are."

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