Thursday, November 25, 2010

TN: Wife shoots and kills home invader: "The search continues today for the would-be robber who escaped two nights ago after his partner died breaking into a South Knoxville home. Joshua Dexter Watson, 24, died Monday night when Jamie Franklin, 21, came to her husband's rescue with a .357-caliber revolver inside their home at 210 Colonial Drive. Watson and another man had knocked, kicked in the door and struggled with her husband, Jonathan Franklin, just before 8:50 p.m., Knoxville police said. One of the men shot Franklin, who wasn't seriously wounded. Police haven't said whether that shot came from Watson, who had a long history of arrests, or from the other robber, who apparently got away unhurt."

CA: Open carry group to hold toy drive: "Opponents of a group that advocates the right to openly carry unloaded guns plan to protest during the group's meeting and toy drive at a Pleasant Hill restaurant Friday. Contra Costa Open Carry plans to hold a meeting at a Nation's Giant Hamburgers restaurant on Friday afternoon, organizer Alany Helmantoler said. California gun owners can openly carry guns as long as they are unloaded, holstered and are not carried near schools or government buildings. The open carry movement, whose members say they aim to inform the public about Second Amendment rights and the importance of self-defense, regularly holds meetings at restaurants around the Bay Area. For the open carry group, the event will double as a toy drive for children in need."

Former U of K student appeals dismissal of lawsuit over gun on campus: "A former University of Kentucky graduate student and employee has appealed the dismissal of a lawsuit he filed against UK over his firing for having a gun in his parked car on school property. Michael Mitchell has asked that the case be reviewed immediately by the Kentucky Supreme Court because it involves the right to bear arms granted by the Kentucky and the U.S. constitutions. "This case presents a question of great and immediate public importance to the citizens of the commonwealth because, without a swift resolution of this case, more than 300,000 students and employees of the various colleges, universities, technical schools and other postsecondary education institutions will be unable to exercise their right of self-defense and possession of firearms in support of that right,"

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