Monday, May 31, 2010

Alabama man holds robber with shotgun: "The Morgan County Sheriff’s Department says it all started Tuesday when the victim noticed someone had kicked in the door to his home that he was moving out of. The would be burglar returned Wednesday morning. “As soon as he pulled in the driveway the door was standing open again. This time some of his belongings were piled in a pile,” said Investigator Robert Newman. So the homeowner camped out and waited until dark. “This individual comes up on the porch kind of looked around, turned around and stepped in,” said Investigator Robert Newman. Investigator Robert Newman says Kenneth Michael Stewart walked straight to the pile of belongings he planned to steal. “As he stepped in he pushed the door shut and there the homeowner was with the shotgun leveled at him,” said Investigator Newman. Investigator Newman says Stewart cooperated with the homeowner until deputies arrived."

California woman shoots, wounds dog after it attacks her 6-year-old daughter: "A Lake Forest woman shot a dog after it attacked her 6-year-old daughter outside their home Wednesday morning, authorities said. The girl and the woman’s 3-year-old daughter were walking to a neighbor’s house on a quiet cul-de-sac when a dog, thought to be a boxer or a pit bull mix, attacked the older girl, said Orange County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Jim Amormino. The unidentified woman, holding her 1-year-old daughter and accompanied by her 14-year-old son, was drawn from the house by the children’s screams. Outside, they found the dog on top of the 6-year-old, biting her. A neighbor tried to get the dog off the girl by spraying it with Windex, Amormino said. When that didn’t work, the 14-year-old punched the dog until it released the child. The woman scooped up her daughters and ran to her house, Amormino said, but the dog chased them, at one point snapping at the 1-year-old’s pant legs. The woman tried to scare the dog away by yelling and stomping, but when that failed to work, she got a 9-millimeter Glock semiautomatic pistol from the house and shot it once in the neck, Amormino said."

NY: Would-be robber pulls baseball bat on pharmacy clerk, who pulls gun: "A man, armed with a baseball bat, who tried to hold up a pharmacy Wednesday afternoon, got more than he expected when he told the clerk to, “Give me all the drugs” and the employee pulled a licensed pistol out and asked him, “Do you really want to do this?” The man, who was wearing a blue jumpsuit and dark ski mask, fled the Pharmacy at Route 52 in the Village of Jeffersonville. Robert Roach, 55, was found at his residence at 4726 Route 52 near Lake Jefferson. Roach was charged with attempted robbery in the first degree, criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree and menacing in the second degree. Roach was sent to the Sullivan County Jail without bail."

DE: NRA sues WHA over gun ban: "The National Rifle Association is suing the Wilmington Housing Authority to try to force the agency to allow public housing residents to carry guns. The NRA says WHA leases have provisions prohibiting tenants from owning guns, which the lobbying group says is a violation of the Constitution’s Second Amendment.The NRA has also sued public housing agencies in San Francisco, Portland, Maine, Washington, DC and Newark, New Jersey to overturn gun bans, and filed suit against the WHA and Executive Director Fred Purnell in Chancery Court in Wilmington Wednesday.”

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