Saturday, June 26, 2010

OH: Akron shopkeeper grabs 12-gauge shotgun and shoots suspect during early morning break-in: "Store owner William Goodwin was sleepy-eyed and unable to see without his contact lenses when two intruders broke into his Goodyear Heights corner store in the dark early Friday. But the 27-year-old shopkeeper's aim was good enough to blast the left arm of one intruder. Two more shots took out a glass soda pop cooler and a back room filing cabinet. Johnny Ray Rollyson, 19, who was free on bond awaiting trial for a March burglary, suffered a severe gunshot wound at the Pioneer Market, near the corner of Goodyear Boulevard and Pioneer Street. As the intruders walked toward the potato-chip aisle, Goodwin fired the first of three shots. The burglars fled... A short time later, workers at Akron General Medical Center contacted police with news that they were treating Rollyson for a gunshot wound. Goodwin said his concealed carry permit has lapsed. Regardless, Ohio law does not require a permit when a citizen is protecting his home or business.

North Carolina: Store clerks shoot and kill robbery suspect during shootout: "The shooting happened at the Sunny Food Store located on Walkup Road at 10:17 p.m. According to the Monroe Police Department, the suspect approached the two clerks in the store, displayed a gun and demanded money from the register. During the robbery, both of the clerks in the store pulled out their own weapons. It’s unclear at this point who fired the first shot or how many shots were fired, but police say shots were exchanged. The suspect was hit at least once, and stumbled down the street before collapsing in the front yard of a house. The suspect, 23-year-old Robert Christopher Young [above] of Monroe, was found in front of 302 McIntrye Street, police said. The clerks on duty, brothers Sophia Pich and Jesus Vergara, were not injured. Monroe police officials said the suspect was rushed to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, but was pronounced dead by medical staff a short time later. No charges are pending"

Why guns are good: "You know what the mainstream media think about guns and our freedom to carry them. Pierre Thomas of ABC: ‘When someone gets angry or when they snap, they are going to be able to have access to weapons.’ Chris Matthews of MSNBC: ‘I wonder if in a free society violence is always going to be a part of it if guns are available.’ Keith Olbermann, also of MSNBC, who usually can’t be topped for absurdity: ‘Organizations like the NRA … are trying to increase deaths by gun in this country.’ Well, I admit that I bought that nonsense for years. Living in Manhattan, working at ABC, everyone agreed that guns are evil. And that the NRA is evil. … Now I know that I was totally wrong about guns. Now I know that more guns means — hold onto your seat — less crime.”

Bravo to those who open carry their weapons: "Those who choose to carry their weapons openly are making a statement every time they step out their door. It forces everyone who sees them to confront the whole gun issue. There may be some who are morbidly afraid of the kind of people who would carry a gun, and they will run away. There may be some who come over and slap you on the back and commend your civic spirit. There may be some who promptly call 911 to report you, and when the police come you get to have a nice conversation about municipal laws and the Second Amendment to the US constitution. Educating is important, but it might make you late to a meeting.”

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