Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Miss.: Jewelry store shooting killed one robber and injured another: "Pearl police said the shooting occurred during a robbery attempt at Gold and Silver Extravaganza on Highway 80. "Both suspects are male, dressed as females,” Townsend said. Townsend said the duo entered the store and tried to rob the employees shortly before 6 p.m. “The individuals came heavily armed. They had several weapons,” Townsend said. Police said the store manager pulled out his own weapon and fired first, killing one of the men and injuring the other. Investigators said the men managed to get off a shot, but only grazed the manager."

FL: Beauty queen defends home, kills felon: "Meghan Brown had fired her pink .38-caliber handgun only inside a shooting range. Even there, she said, she wasn’t very good. That Saturday was different. A man barged into her home, attacking her and beating her fiance. Adrenaline pumping, she fetched the gun from her bedroom. She trained it on the man, following his movements as he tussled with her fiance. She saw an opening. She pulled the trigger. Pop. Pop. Pop. Pop. Albert F. Hill, 42, never got up.... The man shot to death after deputies say he forced his way into a Tierra Verde home early Saturday morning spent 13 years in prison since 1987 but had turned his life around, his girlfriend said. Albert F. Hill, 42, ended his last prison term in September, his fourth time in prison since a two-year sentence on burglary charges in 1987. Fourth time? The man is a career criminal who should have been in prison for the rest of his life. Beauty queen or ugly’s sister, Meghan Brown should not have encountered this man. Ever."

ND: Proposed Bill Allows Employees to Keep Guns in Cars at Work: "A bill in the legislature has taken an unlikely path, and a senate committee is taking the latest look. The bill would make it illegal for employers to forbid employees from keeping guns locked in their vehicles while at work. The bill got a do not pass recommendation from the House committee that first looked at the bill, but passed overwhelmingly on the floor. It`s no secret that many North Dakotans like to hunt, and the state constitution holds Second Amendment rights in high regard. But some gun owners say their rights are being violated when employers set rules not allowing employees to keep their guns locked in their vehicles at work. "Somebody might want to go hunting before or after work. I have a friend in Aberdeen, S.D., who used to go over his lunch hour," explained Darin Goens of the National Rifle Association."

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