Sunday, October 31, 2010

TX: Hispanic shootout kills one: "A Mexican national was charged with capital murder Saturday after being released from the hospital. Jose Guadalupe Alvarado, originally of Monterrey, Mex., was charged in connection with the Friday shooting death of Carlos Correa in the 2200 block of Mojave Street. According to a criminal complaint, Alvarado and two other men attempted to kick in Jesus Correa’s apartment door when the initial shots were fired by the three men. Jesus Correa, Carlos Correa’s brother, grabbed his own handgun from a kitchen drawer and began returning fire at the group. He then realized his brother had been shot and attempted to get him help. Carlos Correa was transported to McAllen Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead. Alvarado was treated at Edinburg Regional Medical Center for a gunshot wound to his left arm. He was then taken into police custody. The criminal complaint states that Alvarado provided a statement telling police he and the others had planned to rob Jesus Correa’s apartment"

When buying firearm, make sure you can shoot it: "Do you have a firearm you use for personal protection inside your home or for daily carry? During my Concealed Weapons Training Course, some students have made an unintended discovery — they had purchased an expensive firearm that didn’t fit them. Of course it is better to discover such during training than during a real life defensive encounter. Within the first few hours of my concealed weapon live fire training course, we focus on numerous matters, including: the rules of firearm safety, marksmanship fundamentals, grip, firing platform, shooting positions, drawing from the holster, scan and assess, reloading, and moving off the line of attack. It is during this active training that students may begin to realize that the gun they purchased for self-defense doesn’t fit them. It’s similar to setting out on a 50-mile hike with a brand new pair of boots you hadn’t worn before."

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