Wednesday, October 20, 2010

IN: Off-duty Marion Co. guard fatally shoots would-be robber: Police say an off-duty Marion County Jail guard fatally shot a man who tried to rob him and two friends while they played cards in the garage of his Eastside home. Marco Simmons, 31, told Indianapolis Metropolitan Police that a hooded intruder had a gun when he entered the garage through a side door in the 3700 block of Celtic Drive at 9:15 p.m. Simmons said the man, identified as Steven Shelby, 47, Indianapolis, demanded money, then fired shots after Simmons had pulled out his gun. Simmons returned fire, killing Shelby. Shelby had a lengthy criminal record, including 10 theft convictions and two burglary convictions, court records show."

SC: Haunted trail suspect might be wounded: "The suspect in a weekend robbery at a haunted trail might have been shot as he ran from the scene, according to police reports made public on Monday. The man was pursued by an armed volunteer at the trail who fired several shots, police and witnesses said. It was unclear whether any shots struck the suspect, who jumped into the back seat of a dark-colored, older model Chevrolet Caprice before the car sped away, police said. The man escaped after shooting a ticket collector Saturday night at the "Trail of Terror" on Tuckaway Road off S.C. 901 in rural southeastern York County. The suspect made off with $1,500 in cash, trail organizers said. No arrests have been made, said Detective Mike Baker of the York County Sheriff's Office."

TX: More women packing heat: "More Texas women are taking advantage of their right to bear arms than ever before. Texas Department of Public Safety numbers show that nearly 31,000 women in Texas obtained a license. This is 40% higher than the previous high in 1996 when concealed handgun permits were first issued in Texas. Marcy Dillon says she decided to get her CHP to protect her children, in case her husband wasn’t around to defend them, ‘It’s a security blanket you carry around with you that nobody knows you have.’ Jerry Adams and John Coblentz teach concealed handgun classes and say it’s not just women who are arming themselves.”

SAF sues Eric Holder, FBI over misdemeanor gun rights denial: "Acting on behalf of a Georgia resident and honorably discharged Vietnam War veteran, the Second Amendment Foundation today filed a lawsuit against Attorney General Eric Holder and the Federal Bureau of Investigation over enforcement of a federal statute that can deny gun rights to someone with a simple misdemeanor conviction on his record. The lawsuit was filed in United States District Court for the District of Columbia.”

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