Tuesday, May 04, 2010

SD: Pizza delivery man shoots at his attackers: "A pizza delivery man was attacked and injured Sunday night by two assailants, but he fought back, firing a pistol at them, according to a news release by the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies responded to a call of shots fired at 1980 Country Road about 10 p.m., where they found Scott Parsons, 28, who reported he had been attacked while making a pizza delivery in the area. Scott’s injuries were not life-threatening, and he was taken to Rapid City Regional Hospital.”

FL: Bank customer stops knife-wielding robber: "An armed robbery at a Titusville bank Friday night was thwarted by a customer, police said. It was the second incident in as many days in the area that a Good Samaritan had taken down a bank robber. ‘I should have blown him away,’ said David, who asked not to have his last name released. He was a customer at Riverside Bank when a man held up the place with a knife. When the robber ran out, David said he chased him through the mud in his socks and caught him. … David had his .357-caliber Magnum on him. He said his concealed weapons permit and right to carry a gun are very important to him. ‘Everybody get a gun,’ David said. Another concealed weapons permit holder, Ruben Torres, foiled a bank robber in Palm Bay 24 hours earlier. In that case, the guy gave up easily. This was different, David said. ‘He was trying to use his knife,’ he said. ‘I pistol-whipped him and split his head open and got blood all over me.’”

“Bring Your Pieces to Church” Sunday: "Imagine the following scenario: At church this Sunday, while reviewing the list of announcements and upcoming events for your church, your pastor added, ‘Oh, and don’t forget: on Sundays we have our regular target practice. Make sure to bring your rifles. …’ Absurd, right? Not so. It used to be the American way. For example, a 1631 law in Virginia required citizens to own firearms, to engage in practice with them, and to do so publicly on holy days. It demanded that the people ‘bring their pieces to the church.’ Somewhere along the line we have lost this mindset. Today the ideas of church and arms are assumed to be at odds, as if loving your neighbor has nothing to do with the preservation and defense of life and property.”

OK: Lawmakers prepare veto overrides: "This week, attempts are likely to override two gubernatorial vetoes. Sen. Randy Brogdon said he will attempt an override of the veto of Senate Bill 1685, which would exempt guns or ammunition made in Oklahoma from federal regulations. The governor said the measure would present safety concerns to residents and law enforcement officers alike. The Legislature easily passed the measure. The Senate passed it 39-3. The House approved it 81-14. Because it had a clause that makes the measure take effect immediately upon becoming law, it will take a three-fourths vote of members in each chamber to override the veto, or 76 votes in the House and 36 votes in the Senate.”

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