Sunday, September 12, 2010

NY Self defense shooter not charged after all: "A father-of-two was arrested by police for firing an AK47 rifle into the ground outside his New York house in a bid to scare off gang members. The 30-year-old, who has no criminal record, claimed he was forced into the action when he saw five men arguing outside who were then joined by many more. He told CBS New York: 'He starts threatening my family, my life. (He said) "Oh you’re dead. I’m gonna kill your family and your babies. You’re dead." 'So when he says that, 20 others guys come rushing around the corner. And so I fired four warning shots into the grass.' Police were at the scene within minutes and arrested Grier who was later released on a $10,000 bond. However, police determined the AK47 rifle - capable of firing at a rate of 600 rounds-a-minute - was legally held. Grier was not charged over the alleged offence."

SC invader shot: "Investigators said two men that live with the home owner either stole the gun or it was given to them at the club. Investigators said some guys came to the house trying to get the gun back and a fight broke out. After the shots were fired, investigators said two men ran back out of the house and got into a car driven by a third man. Investigators say one of the men who got in the car had been shot. Police said the car drove down Augusta Road toward Downtown Greenville. Officers said a police car spotted them along the way, and eventually stopped them about a mile away from the shooting at Lanneau Drive. The gunshot victim was taken to the hospital, and the driver was taken to the Greenville Law Enforcement Center for questioning."

Legal self-defense in Chicago: The poor need not apply: "The gun rights advocacy community’s celebration over the Supreme Court’s McDonald decision early this summer is starting to appear (as I worried at the time) to have been premature, at least in terms of the ability of Chicago residents to legally defend their families, lives, and homes. If Mayor Daley is to be forced to allow legal guns in Chicago, he’ll at least impose a de facto ban on their ownership by the poor.”

Daley, council’s childish arrogance at root of follow-up lawsuits: "Whatever spin Chicago Mayor Richard Daley and the city council wish to offer, it is their stubborn arrogance that has resulted in more gun rights lawsuits filed against the city following the Supreme Court’s June 28 ruling in McDonald v. City of Chicago that essentially nullified the city’s 28-year handgun ban. … The city’s childish stubbornness is going to cost taxpayers a small fortune. Mayor Daley and his anti-gun city council adopted what amounts to a ‘tantrum ordinance’ that essentially spits in the high court’s face.”

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