Thursday, July 22, 2010

CO: 1 Robbery Suspect Killed, 2 Others On The Loose: "Sonny Jackson with Denver police said officers were called to the 2300 block of South Williams Street at 11:35 p.m. When they arrived they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to Denver Health Medical Center where he died. "Through the investigation Detectives learned two males and a female where visiting the residence," Jackson said in a prepared statement. "During this visit, the three-armed visitors attempted to rob the people living there. One of the robbery victims was able to seize control of one of the robber's guns. He then shot one of the male suspects... Wednesday afternoon police identified the shooting victim as Daniel Deleon, 32. He died from a single gunshot to the chest. The district attorney's office will decide if the shooter is charged with anything or if it ends up as a case of self-defense."

Irish gun owners can now shoot intruders: "Irish homeowners can now legally use guns to defend themselves if their homes are attacked under new legislation. The new home defense bill has moved the balance of rights back to the house owner if his home is broken into "where it should always have been", say top Irish police. The police association of superintendents and inspectors, the AGSI, stated that “the current situation, which legally demands a house owner retreat from an intruder, was intolerable". The new bill was published by Justice Minister Dermot Ahern yesterday. Under the bill homeowners will be allowed to use "reasonable" force against intruders to defend themselves, others or their property. This includes lethal force, depending on the circumstances. Justice Minister Dermot Ahern stated that house owners could use guns in self-defense"

No guns for you — you’ve slammed doors very hard: "In a few states — including New Jersey — people need a license to even get a firearm to keep at home, and the police may deny such a license if they think the person poses a danger to others. This isn’t limited to getting concealed carry licenses; it applies to having a gun in the first place. And it isn’t limited to people who have been convicted of a felony or a violent misdemeanor, or even to people who have been found by a preponderance of the evidence to have committed or threatened violent acts (that’s the standard usually used for domestic restraining orders).”

SAF sues in New York to void “good cause” carry permit requirement: "The Second Amendment Foundation has filed a federal lawsuit against Westchester County, New York and its handgun permit licensing officers, seeking a permanent injunction against enforcement of a state law that allows carry licenses to be denied because applicants cannot show ‘good cause.’ SAF is joined in the lawsuit by Alan Kachalsky and Christina Nikolov, both Westchester County residents whose permit applications were denied. Kachalsky’s denial was because he could not ‘demonstrate a need for self protection distinguishable from that of the general public.’”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

since when is the right to own a gun based on whether such ownership is "in the public health" (in other words, if the public doesn't benefit from it directly it's denied)?