Friday, April 08, 2011

IL: Pharmacy robber shot: "Larue said Conti, of the 27000 block of Hickory Street, entered the Wauconda Pharmacy at Liberty and Main streets about 1:45 p.m. on Feb. 14. Wearing a ski mask and wielding a knife, Conti forced his way into the pharmacist’s area and demanded painkillers, Larue said. Employees grabbed Conti but he broke free, Larue said, and threatened the employees with the knife. One of the employees grabbed a handgun and shot Conti once in the abdomen, Larue said, and Conti was hospitalized for about two weeks as a result. The employee who shot Conti had a valid state Firearms Owner’s Identification card, Larue said, and was not charged as a result of the shooting."

NV: Reno man claims self-defense in late-night fatal shooting: "Police say a Reno homeowner fatally shot a 19-year-old man who tried to rob him. Police say the suspect was in a large pickup with at least three other people that pulled up in front of the 32-year-old man's home in northwest Reno about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. When the homeowner approached the truck, the would-be-robber produced a gun and demanded his property. Police say the homeowner pulled out a .9 millimeter gun and shot the suspect several times. The truck sped off but a half hour later, the wounded suspect was dropped at Renown Regional Medical Center, where he died."

VA: Student group fights for right to conceal carry: "To bear or not to bear arms? That is the question of the week at George Mason University. A group calling itself Students for Concealed Carry on Campus say this is 'Gun Week' at George Mason. They are trying to call attention to their plight for the right to carry concealed weapons on the university property. Leading the charge is a former marine and current criminal justice major, Karolyn Galarza."

NYC: Gun groups file lawsuit over pistol license fees: "The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association (NYSRPA) in conjunction with the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) have filed suit against the City of New York over the fees charged by the New York City Police Department for the costs associated with the processing of pistol license applications. NYSRPA believes that both the City and State of New York violate the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment by requiring the payment of fees as a prerequisite for the lawful exercise of the specifically enumerated individual civil right to keep and bear arms as guaranteed by the 2nd Amendment."

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