Saturday, March 27, 2010

Female home Invader Shot In Northeast Philly: "A woman was shot during an alleged home invasion at the home of a Philadelphia deputy fire chief, police say. The incident happened at Philadelphia Deputy Fire Chief Robert Wilkins' home at Frontenac and Hoffnagle Streets in the Rhawnhurst section of city around 12:30 p.m. Thursday, according to police. Police claim the unidentified woman broke the glass to a storm door and then kicked in the locked front door. Wilkins, who was sleeping upstairs, grabbed his gun and confronted her, police said. He then opened fire on the woman as she fled, hitting her four times.
The woman was taken to Aria Hospital - Torresdale in critical condition with gun shot wounds to her abdomen and leg. Authorities are investigating the shooting, but say it appears to have been in self-defense."

Miss.: Blade-Wielding Man Shot By Business Owner: "The owner of a Jackson auto salvage business said a man trying to steal from him charged with a sling blade, so he shot him. Masoud Bayati, the owner of M&B Auto Sales on Country Club Drive, said when he went to get a part Tuesday at about noon, he saw the man on his property. When Bayati told him to leave, the man charged him with the blade. Bayati said he picked up a shotgun he had hidden in the grass and shot the man. "He didn't know I had a shotgun. He just came to me. He used his ax and came toward me and I told him not to come toward me, and he was so sure I couldn't protect myself, so he got closer and I picked up my shotgun that was laying behind the car," Bayati said. The man, who was identified by police as Curtis Wright, 48, was shot in the leg and taken by ambulance to a local hospital. Police questioned Bayati, but he has not been charged."

Federal judge upholds D.C. gun regulations; appeal expected: "A federal judge on Friday upheld the gun laws that the District of Columbia passed to comply with the landmark 2008 Supreme Court ruling that struck down the city's decades-old ban on handgun possession. The judge ruled that the District's handgun registration process, which requires owners to submit fingerprints and allow police to perform ballistics tests, is constitutional. He also upheld a city ban on most semiautomatic pistols. The city requires that legally registered revolvers be kept unloaded and either disassembled or secured with trigger locks, unless the owner reasonably fears immediate harm by an intruder in the home."

‘Shall issue’ gun bill makes last-minute progress in Iowa Legislature: Sheriffs would no longer have nearly unlimited discretion to deny an Iowan a permit to carry a concealed weapon under a last-minute proposal before state legislators. Iowa would go from a “may issue” state, meaning sheriffs may issue a permit but can deny any person for any reason, to a “shall issue” state,where they could deny a permit for only a limited number of reasons. It’s what gun advocates have pushed hard for all session, but not all are happy with the compromise bill because they don’t think it’s progressive enough. Sen. Keith Kreiman, D-Bloomfield, negotiated the compromise proposal he thinks will standardize how permits are issued in all 99 counties, and give sheriffs better guidelines."

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