Friday, June 11, 2010

Tennessee man shoots at intruder: "A Louisville man shot at an intruder in his home Tuesday, according to a Blount County Sheriff’s report. James C. Humberd, Bear Hollow Loop, Louisville, called authorities at 8:53 a.m. Tuesday after he came home and found a man in his home. According to the report, Humberd — who couldn’t be reached Wednesday for comment — told authorities that he was certain he hit the man, but deputies didn’t find any blood at the scene."

Texas: Twin black brothers arrested in Home Invasion: "Victor Carroll, 27, was under police guard Thursday at Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center recovering from a gunshot wound to the leg while his twin brother Dameon was in the McLennan County Jail facing aggravated robbery charges in connection with an attempted home invasion Wednesday afternoon in Waco. The arrest stems from the attempted home invasion early Wednesday afternoon at the Parkside Apartments in the 1500 block of North 9th Street where three men burst into an apartment occupied by Marquel Phillips, 30, his girlfriend and two children. Phillips told officers he heard a knock at the door and when he opened it, three men with T-shirts over their faces confronted him. Two of the men rushed into the apartment and started to fight with Phillips, police said, but Phillips fought back and was able to take a pistol away from one of the men whom he then shot once in the thigh. After the shot was fired the three men fled."

Second Amendment supporters say UK shooting spree is cautionary tale: “American supporters of gun rights have been electrified by last week’s mass shooting in England and are seeing it as proof that restrictive gun laws, common in Europe, do more harm than good. Representatives of the [CCRKBA] — an organization that fights to preserve Second Amendment rights — have said that gun prohibitionists often cite UK’s restrictive gun laws as a model. In fact, these laws were further tightened after the Dunblane, Scotland, massacre of 16 school children in 1996. However, instead of ensuring safety, such measures only ‘created a risk-free environment for the gunman to carry out his despicable act,’ CCRKBA said. ‘When armed Americans fight back shooting sprees are stopped,’ said the organization’s chairman Alan Gottlieb.”

IL: 100,000 Chicagoans own “illegal” guns: "TTAG [The Truth About Guns] has reported that Chicago residents ‘inspired’ by recent handgun home defense incidents are purchasing an illegal weapon. The Chicago Trib reports that this news isn’t. ‘It’s odd that two people have to die before the paper highlights the fact….’ Based on a study that Ludwig and other experts conducted in 2007 on Chicago’s underground gun market, he roughly estimated that as many as 100,000 Chicago households could have handguns. ‘Judging from the available data, there are apparently a lot of people in Chicago who feel strongly enough they need a gun for protection that they’re willing to ignore the ban,’ Ludwig said.””

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