Thursday, May 27, 2010

Illinois: 80-Year-Old Chicago Man Kills Armed Home Invader: "An 80-year-old Chicago man shot and killed an armed man who broke into his two-story house in a pre-dawn home invasion Wednesday on the city’s West Side. At about 5:20 a.m., the homeowner and his wife, also in her 80s, discovered the intruder entering their home through a back door. The homeowner, who had a gun, confronted and killed the burglar on the doorstep, police said. Cops said the intruder also fired his gun during the struggle. Relatives of the couple told the Sun Times that the man is an Army veteran, his wife a former nurse. Police said neither the man nor the woman was injured in the attack. The assailant, who was described by police as being in his 30s, was found slumped on the back doorstep of the couple’s house, removed four hours after the shooting, the Sun Times reported. No charges have been filed against the homeowner"

Fla. Homeowner Shoots Teen Burglar: "An 18-year-old man was shot in the leg by a homeowner Wednesday morning after breaking into a home, Columbia County deputies said. Deputies were called to 100 block of Cardinal Lane at 10:40 a.m. after the homeowner called 911 to report that someone had just broken into his home and that he had shot the burglar. Deputies said they found and arrested Damien Morgan in a nearby business parking lot. They said Morgan, who was shot in his left leg, was taken to Lake City Medical Center for further treatment. Deputies said the homeowner was alone in his home when Morgan kicked in the locked front door. They said the homeowner retrieved his .38-caliber handgun and was confronted by Morgan in the hallway of the home. Deputies said the homeowner, fearing for his safety, fired one shot, and Morgan fled from the home."

SAF blasts Bloomberg for sham relaxation of gun regulations: "New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s ‘relaxation’ of gun regulations to make them more streamlined in the city is ‘a lot of flash and very little substance,’ the Second Amendment Foundation said today, after carefully studying the new guidelines. ‘It is clear to us,’ said SAF Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb, ‘that Mayor Bloomberg is trying to make it appear that his gun regulations are more user-friendly to deflect a potential lawsuit once the Supreme Court rules on our legal action to overturn the handgun ban in Chicago.’”

GRNC campaign leads Marriott to say “no guns” signs will be removed: "After GRNC began the effort and Gun Rights Examiners Paul Valone, Dave Workman and David Codrea and others ran it, the boycott immediately ‘went viral,’ appearing on forums across the country and generating untold numbers of contacts to Marriott — many of which were from Marriott’s ‘Rewards’ members who supported the boycott. On Sunday, the Marriott boycott made nationally-syndicated radio on Tom Gresham’s ‘Gun Talk.’ Today, upper level Marriott executive Keith Thomas told GRNC board member Bill Krupicka that signs from the Charlotte property had already been removed, and that signs across the country will be removed promptly.”

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