Saturday, October 02, 2010

NY: Victim gets shots off while robber distracted: "A neighboring business owner on Friday shared details of a robbery in which he was held with a gun to his head before a print shop owner opened fire on the suspect. Leroy A. Bartley Sr., chief executive officer of Restaurant Clinic & Fire Protection, detailed Wednesday night's harrowing ordeal. It ended with Tia owner Patrick McKenzie shooting the suspect, Wilston Regis, 47, of Brooklyn, several times. Regis is in Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx. Lucian Chalfen, a spokesman for Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore, said Regis was to be arraigned Friday at the hospital. No charges will be filed against McKenzie. McKenzie used a licensed handgun. Bell said the suspect was shot once in the groin and once in the arm. Bartley's store is next to Tia Printing."

AL: Plea bargain in shooting: "A Dothan man who pleaded guilty to shooting someone in the hip received a suspended sentence and five years of probation on Wednesday. Circuit Court Judge Michael Conaway gave Antonio Evans Harrison, 20, of LaGrand Drive, a 10-year prison sentence, which he will serve if he violates his probation. Harrison told the court during the hearing he only fired the gun because several people were coming after him. Attorney Mark Johnson said his client had no criminal record, and only fired the gun in self-defense. Dothan police arrested Harrison in September 2009 and charged him with felony first-degree assault. He pleaded guilty to the charge in July."

CA: Guns cleared for Hometown Fair: "Though the guns that will be holstered to dozens of people at this weekend’s Hometown Fair won’t be loaded, the debate over the right to carry them has been. Despite initial warnings from Hometown Fair Board members and the Manhattan Beach Police Department that people with firearms at the event would be arrested, volunteers of South Bay Open Carry (SBOC) made it clear that they will not leave their guns at home, citing their Second Amendment right to bear arms. A quarrel over guns at the event began with the fair board threatening arrests. ‘They are opening themselves up to a huge lawsuit,’ Harley Green, founder of SBOC, said on Monday.”

WI: Gun owners display their rights: "Nearly everybody was packing heat during Saturday’s open carry picnic at Haskins Park in West Baraboo. However, other than some passionate political speech, the firearms advocates had a cool celebration of their cause.The gathering by supporters of the right to openly carry firearms for self defense is one example of a movement that has held similar picnics around Wisconsin. It was sparked last year when state Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen published an opinion that the state constitution allows people to carry unconcealed firearms as long as the armed person does not violate other laws.”

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