Wednesday, November 16, 2011

MI: Victims business partner broke up robbery with gun: "Police in Kalamazoo have arrested a man after he robbed a former classmate at gunpoint. The robbery happened around 8:30 Tuesday night in the 500 block of east Kalamazoo ave in the city of Kalamazoo. The robbery was broken up when the victim's business partner got a long gun and came to help the victim. The suspect fled the scene on foot and was able to make it away with some of the victims property, which included the victims car keys. When police got on scene the victim was able to tell them that he recognized the robber as a man he had attended high school with. Police used that information to track down the suspect"

CA: Suspect Shot, Killed in Botched Home-Invasion Robbery: "Two brothers, aged 23 and 24-years-old, were inside their home in the 800 block of W. 8th Street about 3:50 a.m. when two men forced their way inside, brandished guns and demanded money. The brothers fought back and struggled with the attempted robbers for control of the guns. During the commotion, shots were fired. Both robbery suspects and one of the brothers were struck by bullets, police officials said. One of the suspects, a 34-year-old San Bernardino man, sustained wounds to his upper body. He died at the hospital. The San Bernardino County Coroner's Office will release the man's name after his family has been notified about his death. The other suspect, Milton Rivera, 50, of San Bernardino, suffered wounds to his torso and leg and is expected to survive. The brother who was shot in the struggle sustained a non-life-threatening wound to the leg, officials said."

UK: two years to get a shotgun permit: "I had moved to London so handed in my certificate application at the local police station in Hampstead. The policeman that dealt with me was very polite but from his reaction it was pretty apparent that requests to keep a shotgun in NW London were few and far between. The first question he asked was “what is the intended use of the gun?” There were plenty of answers I could have given that would have stopped the process right there and then, but I refrained. The Spanish Inquisition began, and it took forever. The final piece of the process happened on a Saturday evening. We were sat watching TV and there was a knock on the door, not expecting anybody, we were a little surprised to be confronted by a policeman. He was visiting to inspect our flat to ensure that I would be able to keep a gun in a safe and secure manner should I be deemed worthy of a shotgun certificate. Remarkably I was issued a certificate but in the couple of years it took to be approved I had practically stopped shooting"

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