Sunday, August 07, 2011

Tucson man shoots, kills intruder: "A 34-year-old man died Friday night after he was shot at a southwest-side home, authorities said. Loran Langston was pronounced dead at a local hospital after he was shot at a home in the 8100 block of West Savi Place, near West Bopp and South San Joaquin roads, said Deputy Renee Carlson, a Pima County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman. The homeowner, Brian Dillon, 40, reportedly shot Langston after he returned home from the store and found Langston on his property, Carlson said in a news release. An argument ensued and escalated into a fight between the two men. Investigators said Dillon retrieved his gun and shot Langston in the chest one time. Deputies took Dillon into custody but released him after he claimed self-defense."

KY: Man Dies In Apparent Domestic Dispute: "The Louisville Metro Police Department said a woman fatally shot her husband during a domestic dispute Friday night. When police said they arrived at the couple's home in the 2600 block of Rowan Street, they found Eugene Henderson suffering from a gunshot wound. Henderson was taken to University Hospital, where he died a few hours later, police said. According to LMPD, Henderson's wife had an active domestic violence order against her husband, but Henderson was seen at the home during the last few weeks. The wife has not yet been charged in the shooting, but police said they are still investigating. According to family friends, the woman's son claims she shot Henderson in self defense."

Case calling Illinois gun laws illegal gets hearing: "A two-front push is being made in Illinois to weaken some of the most restrictive gun regulation laws in the country. Gun-rights advocates claim that Illinois is violating the Second Amendment by prohibiting Illinois residents from being able to, in some fashion, carry a firearm in public. A hearing on one such case, in which Michael Moore of Champaign and the Second Amendment Foundation, a gun-rights advocacy group, are suing Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office and the state of Illinois, took place Thursday in U.S. District Court in Springfield. Recent events around the nation could give gun-rights advocates the momentum they need to win a fight that’s time and again seen them on the losing side."

Cuccinelli clarifies guns-on-campus position: "A gun scare Thursday at Virginia Tech rekindled the debate about carrying firearms at state-run universities. Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli recently waded into the controversy. In an official advisory opinion, Cuccinelli found a University of Virginia gun policy too restrictive and lacking in authority. The opinion, released last month, said that a George Mason University regulation, which has the force of law, unlike a policy, offered a legal way to restrict firearms inside classroom buildings or at campus events but still allow weapons outdoors. The Virginia Supreme Court upheld the George Mason regulation but found that universities can’t completely ban weapons on campus, according to the opinion. Last week in an interview with Virginia Statehouse News, Cuccinelli said that privately owned businesses and churches have more flexibility than state agencies when trying to restrict weapon possession."

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