Saturday, October 30, 2010

MI: No charges in shooting death of neighbor: "A man who shot and killed his 29-year-old neighbor during an argument in Sterling Heights was justified in shooting the man because he was being attacked, according to a spokesman for the Macomb County prosecutor's office. Assistant prosecutor William Cataldo said Wednesday no charges will be filed against Vinson Bahri, who fatally shot Vanos John Yousif, 29, when Bahri was attacked by Yousif during an argument on Flis Street. Yousif was shot to death June 19 when he came running from around the corner of the house while two families argued. Bahri and witnesses told police Bahri was then attacked on the front steps of his relative's house by Yousif. Cataldo said Bahri was seriously stabbed before he pulled out a 9 mm handgun and fatally shot Yousif."

Jury acquits Nebraska woman who fatally shot dog: "A jury has acquitted a 43-year-old Nebraska woman who shot and killed a neighbor's dog that had menaced her in her backyard in February. Court records say Sandra Kuhl, of Herman, was tried on a charge of cruelly mistreating an animal, a misdemeanor. She originally was charged with felony cruelty to an animal, resulting in its death. Omaha television station WOWT says Kuhl told authorities on Feb. 11 that when she saw the dog, she quickly got her own pets inside, then went back outside armed with her husband's .22-caliber handgun. Kuhl reported that she shot the dog in self-defense when it snarled and ran at her."

'Run-and-gun' shooting sport surges in Pa.: "Welcome to the surging world of defensive pistol shooting. Also known as action or practical shooting - or "run and gun" to be catchy - the competitive sport blends speed and accuracy for shooters who test their skills while moving. Though it has several branches and can involve a range of weapons including shotguns and rifles, action shooting generally involves testing the skills of shooting pistols or revolvers for self-defense. Groff, 33, and his 11 teammates have fired from swinging bridges, through pickup truck windows, from simulated moving elevators or a subway car with closing doors. All the while, they have to draw from a holster - or perhaps retrieve a handgun from a briefcase - reloading and firing at small targets that may or may not be moving."

Illinois Group Wants Conceal And Carry: "The grassroots group, "Illinois Carry" wants the state to repeal its long time ban on allowing gun owners to conceal and carry their weapons. The movement began on the Internet and its members are now touring the state. 49 states have some type of conceal and carry law for gun owners. But Illinois-- considered one of the most liberal states in the Midwest-- has some of the strictest gun laws in the country. But one group is on a mission to change that. At a recent town hall meeting in white county, Illinois Carry took its message to voters, a message of change. "Look at the candidates that are on the ballot and make sure that they are supporting and voting for those candidates that support their right to carry a firearm for perennial protection," said Valinda Rowe of Illinois Carry."

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