Thursday, May 12, 2011

GA: Woman kills attacker in Gwinnett home: "Gwinnett police Cpl. Edwin Ritter told the AJC that the woman, who is in her early 50s, was getting out of the shower when the intruder, who she did not know, turned out the lights and attacked her. She fell back into the shower, injuring her back, and attempted to fight the man off with the shower rod, Ritter said. "She was telling him that she has money and please don’t hurt her," Ritter said. "He forced her into her bedroom," Ritter said. "Once inside the bedroom, she retrieved a .22-caliber pistol and shot him several times." Ritter characterized the attack as an attempted sexual assault. The suspect, who was in his 20s, ran outside the house and collapsed. He was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center, where he died. Wisecup said her neighbor is a "a nice lady, just a sweet lady.Thank God she's OK and she had a weapon to protect herself with." Ritter said the victim would not be charged in the incident."

Ohio House OKs concealed-carry in bars, eateries: "Both sides conceded that "alcohol and guns don't mix," but the Ohio House Wednesday voted to allow carrying hidden handguns into bars and alcohol-serving restaurants, nightclubs, and outdoor arenas. Republicans on this one were alone in pushing constitutional and self-defense arguments. They said the bill would bar permit holders from drinking at the establishments or being under the influence of alcohol when they got there. Democrats argued that the bill would add a dangerous element to what already could be a volatile situation. House Bill 54 passed 56-40 and goes to the GOP-controlled Senate, which has passed a similar bill."

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