Saturday, October 15, 2011

Chicago householder Wrestles Gun From Home Intruders, Shooting One: "A city worker was able to fight off two men who broke into his South Side home Thursday, wrestling a gun away from one of them and shooting a suspect as they tried robbing him. Police say Perry Pearce, a Chicago Water Department employee, was leaving his house for work around 6:45 a.m. when two armed men approached him, having apparently snuck in through a hole in Pearce's fence, NBC Chicago reports. Police say that the men eventually forced Pearce inside and demanded to be taken to his safe, according to WGN Radio. When one of the men tried to open the safe, a struggle ensued, and Pearce fired a shot, hitting one of the two men in the abdomen, at which point they both fled. Police found the man who had been shot collapsed a few blocks away, and he was taken to the hospital, the Sun-Times reports."

AZ: : Victim fights back, shoots robbers: "A Phoenix man who was robbed by two men Thursday night fought back and shot the suspects, police said. Phoenix police said the victim met with the two men to purchase gold about 9 p.m. in the area of 6900 South Glen. The men tried robbing the victim. However, he pulled a gun and shot both of the suspects. One of the men suffered life-threatening injuries and the other suspect was not seriously hurt. According to police, the victim fled after the shooting and then called police. Police have not released the suspects’ names. They face aggravated assault and armed robbery charges."

UNF fights lawsuit over student gun rights: "A student's right to keep a gun in her car while on campus and the University of North Florida's right to deny her have clashed in a lawsuit filed against the school and its president by the student and a gun-rights organization. Alexandria Lainez wants to carry her gun in her car to and from school for self-defense, but the school prohibits firearms on campus. The suit filed last week in Duval County court by Lainez and Florida Carry Inc. says that is a violation of a recently updated Florida law. Effective Oct. 1, the state can penalize government entities or officials that make gun-possession regulations at their respective institutions. Such regulations can only be made through laws enacted by the Legislature, according to the statute cited in the suit."

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