Thursday, March 25, 2010

CA: Elderly homeowner scares off burglar: "An elderly Sacramento homeowner fired a warning shot early Tuesday after someone tried to break into his garage, police say. The 85-year-old resident grabbed his historic handgun to frighten the would-be burglar, who then fled. The burglar was not hit. Police said the resident will not face any charges for firing the weapon, but officers urged him to call 911 before taking the law into his own hands.”

OK: Homeowner fires at break-in suspect: "A homeowner fended off an intruder who kicked in her front door Monday night when she shot at him with a handgun, police said. The woman was home alone in the 1800 block of North Owasso Avenue when the man rang her doorbell several times about 11:45 p.m. The noise startled the woman and she grabbed a .357-caliber pistol, police said. The man then broke into the house and the woman fired a single shot. She missed and the burglar fled, according to police. The intruder was black, in his early 20s and about 6 feet tall. He was wearing a red and blue baseball hat and a red and blue jacket."

National parks gun regulations quite complicated: "Federal law now allows visitors to carry guns in national parks, but you can’t just slip a loaded pistol into your backpack and take a hike. Pay attention, because this is a little complicated. You will need a concealed weapons permit to carry the loaded gun in the backpack. But you don’t need any kind of permit if you just want to stash your loaded weapon in the tent. … What’s going on? Guns in national parks are now under both state and federal restrictions, and the result can be confusing. State law generally applies to the way guns are carried … California’s odd exemptions to the concealed weapons rule include sleeping in a tent, which is considered your temporary home.”

CO: Appellate court hears arguments on CU weapons ban: "Attorneys argued Tuesday whether the University of Colorado’s weapons ban is constitutional, and allowed by state law, in front of Colorado appellate court judges. The Students for Concealed Carry on Campus is challenging a 1994 policy that bans guns on CU campuses, while CU says it’s within the rights of the Board of Regents to set rules that concern safety. Attorney Jim Manley, who represents Students for Concealed Carry on Campus, said CU’s gun ban violates the Concealed Carry Act of 2003. The act says no local government can adopt an ordinance to limit state concealed carry rights.”

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