Friday, September 23, 2011

VA: An 83-year-old Hampton man shot at intruder: "Police say the man was asleep when the intruder broke in. When the man woke up and realized what was going on, he grabbed his gun and started shooting. The burglar was not hit, but he did manage to get away with cash, jewelry and a gun. “Being asleep at 3:30, 4 o’clock in the morning, he didn’t shoot straight. But I bet you if they had come in when he was awake they wouldn’t be alive. Police say in this case it is likely self-defense so the man won’t face any gun charges."

KY: Former fireman man takes down accused burglar: "The 54-year-old man, who did not wish to be identified, said an alarm sounded as he passed Dale’s Auto Service on Main Street. When he turned around to investigate, he heard glass breaking at the business. But the alleged burglar was not going to hang around. He headed toward the back of the business. “Then I heard footsteps on the gravel, and I thought, ‘Heck, he’s going to be here in a minute,’” he said. That’s when the 54-year-old pulled his gun out of its holster. “I flicked that light on right at him, and told him, ‘You see that gun? It’s pointed right at your chest,’” he said. “Then I told him to set down what he was holding.” The accused thief complied, setting down what police say was a cash box taken out of the store. Whatever the reason, the alleged burglar started to walk away. The former firefighter grabbed his shirt and pulled him to the ground, he said. Officers arrived no more than two minutes later. They arrested Michael L. Culton, 46, of Richmond."

Senator Introduces Bipartisan Bill To Strengthen Gun Rights: "U.S. Senator Jon Tester introduced a bipartisan bill to strengthen gun rights by allowing law-abiding Americans to possess loaded firearms on lands owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Tester supported similar legislation in 2009 that permitted law-abiding citizens to carry loaded guns in National Parks. Tester’s bill, the Recreational Lands Self-Defense Act of 2011, would put an end to the patchwork of regulations that govern different lands managed by various federal agencies. Tester, Chairman of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus, said gun owners need to be able to exercise their Second Amendment rights when they are legally camping, hunting, and fishing on land and water managed by the Army Corps. The Army Corps of Engineers is responsible for nearly 12 million acres of land and water in the U.S."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Although Title 36 prohibited people from having a gun on Corps of Engineers property, a lot of them carried anyway. I worked as a Ranger for the Corps of Engineers for 8 years. WE were not authorized to carry weapons, but dealt with armed people a lot. Title 36 will have to be changed, but so be it if it makes carrying legal. Arming the Rangers will be another story.