Thursday, January 13, 2011

MD: Homeowner shoots intruder: "A home intruder was shot and found dead more than a mile away from a house that he was trying to break into .... the female homeowner saw the man as she came out of a bedroom, and she fired her handgun at him. 'The burglar also fired several rounds. The suspect was struck by the homeowner,' said Baltimore County police spokesman Lt. Rob McCullough."

UT: 2 men draw guns in Village Inn parking lot: "An altercation between two men occurred Saturday around 11 p.m. in the parking lot at Village Inn on 900 E. 400 South. After a verbal altercation inside the restaurant, as one man was getting into his truck, the other man approached his vehicle yelling, then reached down, exposing a gun, said Sgt. Shawn Josephson of the Salt Lake City Police Department. According to the police report, the man in his truck drew his own gun and pointed it at the other out of self-defense. The second man then got into another car and left, and the first man left shortly after. Both individuals left the scene by the time police arrived. No injuries were reported.

McCarthy milks Arizona shooting for new victim disarmament mileage: "Democratic Rep. Carolyn McCarthy of New York plans to introduce legislation in the coming days that would limit access to the type of weaponry used to gun down Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D) and 19 other people. ... McCarthy today will officially announce she is working on a bill targeting the high-capacity ammunition clips the gunman allegedly used in the shooting, as Politico first reported."

You can't legislate away crazy: "I am deeply saddened by the loss of life from the tragic shooting in Tucson, Arizona.Our country is already going through a trying time as it deals with the economy and a loss of faith in our politicians. Unfortunately, the talking heads are already playing the blame game. Arizona has been celebrating recent improvements in its policy toward self defense and personal protection. It has become a model of freedom."

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