Tuesday, June 22, 2010

PA: Drug dealer ruled to have shot in self defense: "Police said Neil L. Felver, 29, used a .22 caliber Ruger handgun to shoot Abdul Miller, 33, of Milton after Miller invaded Felver's home at 1510 Scott St. just after 2 a.m. June 14. The district attorney is not charging Felver with homicide as the shooting was determined to be in self-defense, but other drug-related charges are "justified." City police Agent Stephen J. Sorage said Miller was shot in the chest and shoulder. Miller died at an area hospital. "Mr. Felver was cooperative and interviewed," Sorage said. "He related that he fought for his life. He further stated that he was in fear for his life, the life of his girlfriend and the life of his children." "It is the belief of the Williamsport Police Department that Abdul Miller targeted the Felver residence due to Miller's belief that he could obtain drugs and-or cash at that residence," Sorage said."

South Africa: Store owner shoots robbers: "A Bloemfontein store owner shot and killed a suspected robber in the Bayswater’s Emily Hobhouse Square yesterday. Police spokesperson Col Sam Makhele said four robbers entered the store and started firing at the man inside his store. The man fired back from his office and hit one of the robbers in the chest, upon seeing their accomplice taking fire the other robbers ran from the store. The injured man managed to get outside the store before collapsing and dying. … Makhele said as the man was acting within his rights to defend himself, he will not face any charges.”

CA: Owner Wants Confiscated Guns Back: "A Carmichael business owner said he is getting the runaround from Sacramento County law enforcement. He said officials confiscated his property and won't give it back, even though he is not accused of doing anything wrong. Bill Dunbar said he was acting in self-defense when he used a Smith & Wesson handgun to shoot and kill one of two men who broke into his store and threatened him a year ago. Afterward, sheriff's investigators confiscated two of Dunbar's collector's edition guns, worth thousands of dollars, as part of the investigation. But a month after the surviving burglar was sentenced to prison and the case was closed, Dunbar is still being denied his confiscated property. Adding to Dunbar's concern is that the district attorney told KCRA 3 it has sent a letter to the sheriff directing the department to release Dunbar's property. However, the Sheriff's Department has repeatedly told KCRA 3 it has received no such letter."

52 Shot, 8 Dead and Mayor Daley Still Resists Self-Defense: "Fifty-two people shot, eight of them fatally in a single Chicago weekend, yet Mayor Richard Daley appears poised to go down screaming in his opposition to the Second Amendment Foundation's lawsuit to overturn his city's handgun ban. "Chicago has become a slaughterhouse," said SAF Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb, "where defenseless victims are terrorized by armed thugs who have taken full advantage of an unarmed populace. Daley and his predecessors who perpetuated this ban are wading knee-deep in the blood of hundreds of crime victims who should have had the means to defend themselves. "Year after year the statistics have piled up," he continued, "yet Mayor Daley has stubbornly defended the city's ban. While he has luxuriated at his vacation home with the safety of armed bodyguards, the bodies of Chicago crime victims have stacked up like cordwood."

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