Friday, May 14, 2010

TN: Road rager shot in self defense: "The accident-turned-shooting happened along South Third near Bodley in South Memphis. Charged with two counts of aggravated assault, 21-year-old Carnell Lowe was booked into jail with gunshots in his leg and foot. To add insult to injury, police say the man who shot him did it in self-defense. According to police, Lowe got into an accident with another driver, 28-year-old Lawrence Harwell who asked if Lowe was okay. Instead, they ended up arguing. Then, police say, Lowe threatened to get a gun and Harwell said, "Don't do that bro". When Lowe grabbed his gun from his trunk Harwell opened fire. When police got to the scene, Harwell admitted firing and said, "I have a gun and permit." Lowe has bonded out of jail and police say he admitted he got shot when he threatened to turn the fender bender violent."

Pennsylvania: Burglars Exchange Gunfire With Victim: "Intruders who forced their way into a West Pike Run Township home early Wednesday were greeted by gunfire. State police said several burglars entered the living room at the home of John Leska, Oak Road, about 2:10 a.m. Leska was awakened and from his bed fired a round from a .45-caliber handgun. One of the burglars fired back from a 9mm handgun toward Leska before fleeing." [More detail here]

SCOTUS nominee's Gun Problem: "Elena Kagan may be hostile to the view that the 2ndAmendment to the Constitution protects American’s individual right to keep and bear arms. Bloomberg reports today, “Kagan Was ‘Not Sympathetic’ as Law Clerk to Gun-Rights Argument.” With the evidence presented by the Los Angeles Times that Kagan was very active in the gun control agenda during her time as counsel for the President Bill Clinton Administration, a thorough examination of Kagan’s views on the 2nd Amendment is merited."

Is the Brady Campaign a closet klavern of the Klan?: "They opposed a landmark court ruling that struck down the handgun ban in District of Columbia, a city with a predominantly black population. They later opposed legislation that would grant the District full voting rights in Congress, because the measure contained a provision expanding gun rights for those same citizens. They filed a court brief opposing a lawsuit filed against the City of Chicago’s handgun ban by Otis McDonald, an African-American whose life story would make inspiring material for a movie.”

No comments: