Friday, May 28, 2010

MN: Sight of gun scares off thug: "As Rosenbloom and Campbell wrestled on the ground, Rosenbloom said his shirt came up, and the other man saw Rosenbloom had a gun in a holster. Rosenbloom is also an American Association of Certified Firearms Instructors trainer. He said he did not draw his weapon. The man ran away, and Campbell also tried to flee, Rosenbloom said. Just then, an officer in a passing squad car saw Campbell swing at Rosenbloom, a police spokesman said. Rosenbloom blocked the punch again and held onto Campbell until police arrested him. Campbell, of St. Paul, pleaded guilty Thursday to fifth-degree assault, a misdemeanor."

TX: Officer, citizen fire at man who allegedly tried to run over officer: "Police in Fort Worth are looking for a man who they said tried to run over a police officer overnight in the 2400 block of North Main Street in the heart of the Stockyards. The officer approached two men in a car, which is when the driver allegedly tried to run over the officer. The officer fired shots at the car, hitting the passenger. A citizen also opened fire on the car. The passenger was pushed out of the car and arrested, but the driver is still on the loose.”

Alabama: Homeowner shoots, kills home invader: "A suspect was shot and killed during a home invasion on Jolley Road in Jefferson County on Sunday night. Jefferson County Sheriffs deputies responded to the call shortly before 8:00 p.m. Randy Christian with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responding found the 62-year-old homeowner walking up the driveway up arrival. Inside the house, they found 54-year-old Preston Jenkins already dead with a wound to the left side of his stomach. Deputies have questioned and released the homeowner. Authorities believe the victim had a past relationship with the homeowner’s ex-wife, who was on the scene at the time. It is believed that the victim had forced his way into the home.

Marriott lies to gun owners: “No firearms” signs remain: "Late Monday afternoon an ostensibly apologetic and congenial Keith Thomas, assistant to CEO J.W. Marriott, Jr., told a Grass Roots North Carolina board member that Marriott had ’stepped on a hornet’s nest’ and promised to remove signs prohibiting lawful firearms in hotels nationwide. Of the Charlotte Marriott City Center … Thomas promised signs had already been removed. But on Tuesday, signs at Marriott properties — including the Charlotte hotel — remained in place"

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