Thursday, July 08, 2010

TX: Dallas woman shoots man in apparent self-defense: "A woman fatally shot her male companion after, witnesses said, the man assaulted her outside a pool hall Wednesday night, police said. The man, thought to be 39, was seen assaulting the woman about 7:30 p.m. in the 4700 block of Malcolm X Boulevard near Hatcher Street. Witnesses told police the woman got a gun from the couple's vehicle and shot the man in the chest. He died at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. "We are in the early stages of the investigation, and the indications are that it's self-defense," Dallas police homicide Sgt. Eddie Douglas said."

TX: Intoxicated man shot after attempting to enter wrong home: "Precinct 4 deputies said an intoxicated man was shot early Monday after he attempted to force his way into the wrong home. It happened in the 25500 block of Twister Trail at Falcon Trail in northeast Harris County. Deputies said a man mistakenly went to the wrong house around midnight and began banging on the front door. The homeowner told the man to leave, but the man refused, saying it was his girlfriend’s house. The man then went to the back door and tried to force entry, according to deputies. That is when the homeowner retrieved his gun and shot once through the door, hitting the man in the stomach.”

Racist pols go straight back to disarming blacks: "History is, of course, repeating itself. Just as Southern states subverted black Americans’ right to vote through intimidation and discriminatory eligibility requirements, Chicago’s Mayor Richard Daley has just signed handgun-licensing legislation that violates both the spirit and the letter of the McDonald decision …. The Chicago handgun-licensing laws enacted just four days after the Supreme Court ruling include four hours of mandatory training and testing (at the prospective handgun owner’s expense), tri-annual licensing fees and registration …. While Chicago’s laws will be applied equally, regardless of race, it’s clear that crime-plagued, low-income black Americans will find it hardest to satisfy their requirements.”

SAF sues to overturn North Carolina’s “emergency powers” gun bans: "The Second Amendment Foundation on Monday filed a federal lawsuit in North Carolina, seeking a permanent injunction against the governor, local officials and local governments from declaring states of emergency under which private citizens are prohibited from exercising their right to bear arms. Joining SAF in this lawsuit are Grass Roots North Carolina — the state’s leading gun rights organization, and three private citizens, Michael Bateman, Virgil Green and Forrest Minges, Jr. Named as defendants in the federal lawsuit are North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue; Reuben Young, secretary of the Department of Crime Control and Public Safety; Stokes County and the City of King.”

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