Monday, July 12, 2010

Mississippi: Meat Market Employee Shoots Back: "According to Capt. James Carver, chief of detectives, two people he identified as Marquize Tillmon, 19, and Monique Lott, 22, have been arrested and charged with aggravated assault and attempted armed robbery stemming from an incident at Shaw’s Meat Market. Carver said the two were brought back from Oxford in connection with an attempted robbery incident Friday morning. According to Carver, an employee was opening Shaw’s Meat Market at about 4:30 a.m. Friday when someone fired shots at him. The employee returned fire and the shooter ran. “After the incident, we contacted all area hospitals for possible gunshot victims for that day,” he said. “We were contacted by authorities with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department that they had a gunshot victim from Grenada.” Lott was released from the hospital Friday with a minor gunshot wound and brought back to Grenada."

Civil rights and armed self-defense: "[Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’s] concurrence in McDonald draws from a long and uninterrupted line of civil rights activists who preached the virtues of armed self-defense. The great abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass, for instance, who famously urged President Abraham Lincoln to arm the liberated slaves against their former masters, was an outspoken champion of gun rights in the decades after the Civil War. American liberty depends upon ‘the ballot-box, the jury-box, and the cartridge-box,’ Douglass wrote in his third and final autobiography, The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass (1881). Without these privileges and immunities of citizenship, ‘no class of people could live and flourish in this country.’ Blacks therefore required all three.”

Let’s face it, Chicago mayor wants to ban all guns: "As always, gun control proponents say they merely want ‘reasonable’ gun control laws. Yet, when listing the actual laws they favor, they go well beyond what most people would possibly consider ‘reasonable.’ Just look at the gun bans in Chicago and Washington, D.C. that local politicians and gun control organizations such as the Brady Campaign and the Violence Policy Center have fought to protect. Last Friday, just days after the Supreme Court struck down Chicago’s handgun ban, Chicago enacted strict new gun control laws. These new restrictions surely do not seem ‘reasonable’ but rather intended to make life as difficult as possible for those who legally want to own a gun. Among the regulations is a complete ban on selling guns in Chicago. Also five hours of training is required, which may seem reasonable, but that training is forbidden to take place within the Chicago city limits.”

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