Monday, October 10, 2011

Off-Duty Chicago Cop shoots robbers: "A robbery attempt at a Rockford pizzeria where a deputy police officer was off-duty led to a shootout that killed a 16-year-old suspect and wounded three others. One of the men pulled out a handgun and pointed it towards the officer, who was able to wrestle control of the weapon from the suspect after a struggle. A second struggle ensued over a gun in the store employee's possession, prompting a fourth suspect, who had been standing outside the restaurant, to get involved, at which point the officer fired shots at all four suspects, according to WIFR."

Gun rights group argues for right to bring guns to worship: "The question before a three-judge panel for the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta Thursday is whether Georgia’s prohibition on firearms in places of worship conflicts with the promise of religious freedom in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution., which brought the initial lawsuit, believes religious institutions, not Georgia law, should dictate if firearms are allowed inside, and they point to accounts of shootings in churches as examples of why guns are needed even while worshiping.’s argument about the First Amendment is a novel approach to challenging a gun law. Only Georgia, Mississippi, Arkansas and North Dakota specifically prohibit firearms in churches, synagogues and mosques, according to court filings."

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