Saturday, September 18, 2010

GA woman cleared after shooting husband six times: "A Dunwoody woman who fired six shots into her naked and unarmed husband was acquitted on all charges Friday by a DeKalb County jury. Lona Scott, a graduate of Parkview High School, testified that on the morning of the killing, her husband had put her in a chokehold. She said she got him to release her when she cried out the name of their daughter, who was sleeping in a room next door. She said she tumbled out of bed, grabbed her .22-caliber Ruger semiautomatic target pistol from a drawer. She went across the room to get her purse and keys so she could get her daughter and leave, she testified. But Cliff Scott cornered her, she said. When she said she had a gun, he said that gave him permission to kill her. Cliff Scott, a muscular workaholic, then charged at her, she testified. “I never wanted to shoot my husband,” she told the jury. “But I knew he was going to kill me.” [SIX shots were self defense?]

CA: Man acquitted in '09 party shooting: "A jury has acquitted a 22-year-old man who was charged with attempted murder in a 2009 shooting at a San Dimas pool party. Lorenz, formerly of La Verne, claimed he fired a gun in the air as he fled the party in fear for his life, Flier said. During the shooting, two men were seriously injured by bullets. One was struck in the chest and the other had a bullet lodged in his spine, Flier said. Lorenz sustained contusions to his head and a possible bullet wound on his ankle during the altercation, Flier said. "He balled up (in a fetal position) when he was being beaten," Flier said."

TX: Korean shop clerk guns down fleeing robber: " A convenience store robbery ended Friday with the clerk pulling out a gun, chasing down the thief and allegedly shooting him dead. Now, police are looking evidence from the Kwik Stop, located in the 1900 block of Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, down the block to South Harwood Street. Police say they have not decided whether to charge the clerk in the Kwik Stop shooting. When a man stole the store's cash register and ran out, the clerk followed with a gun and shot. "It's unknown at this time whether the suspect had a weapon," said Lt. David Pughes, Dallas police. "The suspect was still in possession of the register outside the store." The investigation has been delayed because the clerk speaks Korean"

2nd amendment does not protect druggies, says court: " The Second Amendment won’t protect marijuana or other drug users from incurring a felony charge if they are caught possessing a gun, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently held. Matthew Yancey was caught carrying 0.7 grams of marijuana and a loaded gun and pled guilty to a felony charge under 18 U.S.C. section 922(g)(3), which prohibits unlawful users of controlled substances from possessing a firearm. He admitted to being a habitual pot smoker. Yancey challenged the constitutionality of section 922(g)(3) under District of Columbia v. Heller, 128 S. Ct. 2783 (2008), which holds that the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects an individual’s right to carry handguns for self-defense."

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