Saturday, December 19, 2009

OK Jury acquits two men in “shoot or be shot” situation: "A Tulsa County jury acquitted two men Thursday of murder and robbery charges that stemmed from a fatal shooting 17 months ago. Jurors found Allyn Chatman, 23, and Ian Barnett, 24, not guilty of murdering Robert Lee Holmes Jr., 22. Prosecutors indicated that Chatman fired a shot that struck Holmes while Chatman was in a car in a parking lot at The Salvation Army’s North Mabee Boys and Girls Club, 3001 N. Cincinnati Ave., on July 14, 2008. Holmes, of Tulsa, was shot in the chest. He died at the scene. Chatman maintained that he acted in self-defense. His lawyer, Donn Baker, said Chatman faced a “shoot or be shot” situation when he shot Holmes, who also had a gun".

Iowa Gun Owners Gear Up for 2010 Legislative Session: "Since coming so close to passing the REAL Right-to-Carry bill in the Iowa House last session Iowa Gun Owners has continued to grow and expand our membership base across the state. This is great news as the more people we can involve the more pressure we can place on the politicians in Des Moines to support our right to keep and bear arms. The politicians now know that we will hold them to account if they vote in a way that jeopardizes our constitutional rights. With the 2010 elections coming quickly, and the anti-gunners hoping to save themselves from a possible anti-gun backlash, this will be a great year to press ahead for your right to keep and bear arms. As you know, our bill would allow anyone in Iowa who is not a felon or barred by federal law the right to carry a weapon for self-defense, openly or concealed, without having to first obtain government permission. We believe that this is what the 2nd Amendment intended and this is what we are committed to fighting for."

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