Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Pa.: Teen tried to fire gun during robbery: "City police said a teenager charged with the attempted armed robbery of a convenience store Wednesday night tried to fire his gun at the store clerk, but it failed to discharge. As the would-be robber fled the store, police said, the clerk fired his own weapon several times, striking the suspect in the hand. Police officers, with the help of dogs, scoured the area in search of the suspect and contacted local hospitals. About 30 minutes after the attempted robbery at Mangat Mini Market, North Duke and East Liberty streets, police were called to Lancaster Regional Medical Center, which had a patient with a gunshot wound. On Thursday, police charged the patient, 17-year-old Julian Skye Malave, with robbery, aggravated assault and a firearms violation. Malave, of Lancaster city, remained hospitalized Thursday night with a wound to his right hand. He will be arraigned upon his release from the hospital, police said. Police said Malave is being charged as an adult because of the nature of his alleged crimes. The .22-caliber handgun allegedly used by Malave during the robbery was recovered outside the main door of the convenience store, where police said he likely dropped it after being shot."

WA: Man Shot In Attempted Robbery Of Armored Car: "The man shot by an armored car guard while authorities said he was trying to steal a bag of money pleaded not guilty Tuesday. Blake Kirvin, 40, is suspected of waiting for a Garda security truck to arrive for a cash pickup or delivery at a McDonald’s in the Rainier Valley on Feb. 7 with the intention of robbing it, police said. Prosecutors said Kirvin tried to wrestle a bag containing nearly $5,000 cash away from the guard, but the guard pulled a gun and shot Kirvin in the arm and chest. Kirvin pleaded not guilty to attempted robbery and his defense attorney asked the judge to lower his $1 million bail. Kirvin is still recovering from his gunshot wounds. Prosecutors said since 1989 Kirvin has been booked into jail 63 times and 121 warrants have been issued for his arrest. He also has convictions for robbery, possession of stolen property, attempted theft, and more than 60 misdemeanors."

Senator Aanestad names as “Legislator of the Year” by California Rifle and Pistol Association: "Senator Sam Aanestad (R-Grass Valley) has been named “California Legislator of the Year” by the prestigious California Rifle and Pistol Association (CRPA) for his unwavering support of constitutional rights guaranteed under the 2nd Amendment while serving in the State Legislature. Aanestad will receive the honor this weekend at the CRPA’s 135th Anniversary Gala at the Hilton Hotel in Irvine (Orange County). “I cannot think of anyone who is more deserving of this award and recognition than Senator Aanestad,” said John Fields, who serves as Executive Director of the CRPA. “He’s a Senator who has consistently rolled up his sleeves and slugged it out in the trenches on behalf of all rifle and pistol enthusiasts in California.” Senator Aanestad is receiving this measure – in part – for successfully authoring legislation last year that corrected a number of problems identified by the California Department of Justice and others with the state’s centralized list of exempt federal firearms licensees. SB 175 clarified the permissible activities of gunsmiths so they could engage in their work while still being part of the centralized license program. The measure also removed some exemptions from the centralized list program and required that the shipment of assault weapons, machine guns, and firearms — which are destructive devices — were subject to the state’s verification process.

Supreme Court scrutinizes state, local gun control: "Gun control advocates think, if not pray, they can win by losing when the Supreme Court decides whether the constitutional right to possess guns serves as a check on state and local regulation of firearms. The justices will be deciding whether the Second Amendment - like much of the rest of the Bill of Rights - applies to states as well as the federal government. It's widely believed they will say it does. But even if the court strikes down handgun bans in Chicago and its suburb of Oak Park, Ill., that are at issue in the argument to be heard Tuesday, it could signal that less severe rules or limits on guns are permissible."

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