Saturday, September 25, 2010

CA: Man not guilty in motel shootings: "Fresno man used a gun in self-defense when he shot and killed one man and wounded that man's brother at a motel near Roeding Park in August 2009, a jury has ruled. A Fresno County Superior Court jury Tuesday found Thomas Farias, 24, not guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Christopher Lee McMillan, 31. Police said the shooting happened about 6:45 p.m. Aug. 30, 2009, at the Relax Inn near Motel Drive and Pine Avenue. The area is in a part of the city where drug dealing and prostitution occur, Alvarez said. At the motel, Farias testified, the McMillan brothers attacked him. He said Christopher McMillan had a gun, but he was able to wrest the weapon away from him. Fearing for his life, he testified, he fired the weapon several times. Both brothers were shot in the back." [Hmmmm.... ]

TX: More Texans carry guns: "Armed criminals should take notice. Next time they try to mug someone, rob a convenience store or take a person’s car at gunpoint, the would-be victim or victims also could be carrying a weapon. A growing number of Texans have applied and are authorized to carry concealed guns, show Texas Department of Public Safety records. Figures for the 2009-2010 fiscal year, which ended Aug. 31, have yet to be compiled, but at the end of calendar year 2009 the number of concealed handgun licenses increased 61.4 percent compared to the previous year, DPS reported.”

Students for Concealed Carry on Campus break cover: "‘The bustling hive of activity on campus is great, but it’s also scary business,’ Students for Concealed Carry on Campus write. ‘The ‘gun-free zones’ are back in session; an open invitation for a psychotic killer or rapist. Of course, no one thinks your school will be targeted. But then, that’s what they thought about Virginia Tech, NIU or University of Alabama (Huntsville) too. It’s time to take the next first step. It’s time to get people talking, get their attention and remind them that feeling safe is a feeling, not reality.’ To that end, the gun rights group are asking members to confront their classmates …”

Magazine spotlights UK shootings: "It illustrates a larger theme that, in spite of bowing to just about every infringement the gun control crowd can think up, their hypothesis fails in every laboratory where the experiment has been conducted. Guns exist. To try to limit their possession to government is not only an impossible dream, but where it’s been tried it invariably produces nightmares.”

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