Thursday, April 15, 2010

Ohio: Legal concealed weapon ruins robbery try: "Cincinnati Police are investigating a shooting where it appears a robber left the scene with the victim’s cell-phone in his hand, and a slug from the victim’s gun in his lower abdomen. Police say the robber ran into someone with a concealed-carry permit, and at some point the would-be victim was able to get his gun out and shoot the suspect, who took off running from the shooting scene on Rosemont Avenue south of Glenway in West Price Hill. He dropped the permit-holder’s cellular phone somewhere on a six block run to West Liberty Street just west of Manss Avenue. That is where the suspect dropped to the ground and was found suffering from a gunshot wound. Three people have been charged in connection with the case. Troy Hammond, 21, Tremaine Hughes, 22, and Todd Hammond are all charged with aggravated robbery. Todd Hammond was the suspect who was taken to the hospital."

Philippine gun ban experiment fails: "Last January I wrote about the decision of the Philippine government to ban all guns outside the home for their entire election season to control the violence that has troubled their elections in recent years. So far, no magic. In fact, this election cycle is more violent than the last one. The US State Department has issued a travel warning to Americans to avoid travel to the Philippines and if they have to go, to avoid large groups. The Philippine National Police note that there are now 112 private armies, even though they have been specifically trying to suppress these armed camps since the first of the year.”

Safer Streets 2010: American Militias: "In the framing era and in 2010, the Militia within the meaning of the second amendment is the everyman and outside the control of the Commander-in-Chief. Smear was then and is now a powerful weapon against freedom in America. As if Independence from public servants and love of freedom were somehow contentious. Any sort of independent thought is an enemy of the State, and when shills smear independent thought, they cheat the sovereign electorate out of making their best informed decisions. Real Americans prefer the independence of thought. It becomes self-rule.”

MI: 2nd Amendment supporters bring firearms to rally: "The state Capitol was swarming with supporters of the Second Amendment today, as about 250 people gathered on the steps for a rally and tour of the building in preparation for a larger rally next week in Washington, D.C. Although not as loud or as large as many past demonstrations (for gun rights and other causes), today’s event was distinctive in one way — many if not most of the participants were openly carrying firearms. Although they remained holstered or slung over shoulders, the armed citizens were conspicuous as they strolled the corridors and watched a session of the state House from a gallery above the floor after the outdoor rally.”

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