Tuesday, March 30, 2010

OH: Man killed during break-in attempt: "Sprague was shot while trying to break into an apartment at 5764 Cooper Rd., said detective James Day of the homicide squad. A man inside the apartment fired shots because he felt threatened by Sprague, Day said. ‘It appeared that the victim in this incident was the aggressor and that the shooter was acting in self-defense,’ Day said. ‘He’d actually tried to force his way into the apartment at the back door when this occurred.’ Sprague was shot outside the apartment …. He died shortly after 10 p.m. at Mount Carmel St. Ann’s hospital. Sprague was a registered sex offender with a criminal history that includes a 2006 conviction for gross sexual imposition. … Day said the shooter told investigators that he fought with Sprague, who was nearly twice his size, and tried to convince him to leave before firing shots.”

MD: Armed home intruder shot dead: "Detectives discovered that the homeowner, William Bozman Sr., 68, was asleep when he was awakened by a suspect who entered his bedroom. Cook pointed a handgun at Bozman and demanded money, police said. Bozman retrieved a handgun he had nearby and pointed it at Cook, ordering him to drop his gun, according to police.Cook then advanced toward Bozman, who fired several shots, police said. Cook was taken to Franklin Square Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.No charges have been filed.” [This is an update on a report yesterday that names no names]

Demonizing gun owners: "Gun control is losing in this country. Since the mid-eighties, gun rights have slowly begun to pick up speed with the vast majority of states adopting more lenient gun control laws and passing concealed carry legislation. The gun ban movement has lost one Supreme Court fight (Heller) and is on the verge of losing another (McDonald). Reports are in from all over the country that concealed carry licenses are being issued at record rates. … Now that the American Public has seen through one set of lies it is time for another. In the past, most of the effort has focused on blaming the gun for the actions of the person, now they are going all out to demonize gun owners themselves.”

Raid on "End time" Christians with guns: " The FBI said Sunday that agents conducted weekend raids in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio and arrested at least three people, and a militia leader in Michigan said the target of at least one of the raids was a Christian militia group. Federal warrants were sealed, but a federal law enforcement official speaking on condition of anonymity said some of those arrested face gun charges and officials are pursuing other suspects. Michael Lackomar, a spokesman for the Southeast Michigan Volunteer Militia, said one of his team leaders got a frantic phone call Saturday evening from members of Hutaree, a Christian militia group, who said their property in southwest Michigan was being raided by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. [Conspiracy charges have been levelled against them but we will see how that stands up in court. "End-time" Christians are often very committed but are normally not violent]

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