Saturday, December 10, 2011

TX: Man shot after he follows another man home: "An argument at a party south of Downtown led to a shooting at another home. It happened just after midnight on Friday morning, at a home off Yellowstone near Haines. Police say two men got into a argument, and one of them flashed a gun and made some threats. The other man left the party and headed home. The man with the gun followed him but ended up getting shot himself when the man he followed grabbed his own gun from his home and opened fire. Police say the victim refused medical treatment, and no charges will be filed since the shooting was in self defense."

House Homeland Security Committee to investigate DHS role in Fast and Furious: "A Houston-area congressman is launching a new House committee investigation into the Fast and Furious gun trafficking sting operation that was designed to trace the route of U.S. weapons from U.S. gun dealers into the hands of Mexican drug cartels. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Austin, announced that his investigations subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee is launching an inquiry. The former federal prosecutor and deputy attorney general of Texas wrote to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement chief John Morton asking for information showing the role that ICE agents played when the guns were purchased in the United States and transported south of the border."

Alaska – Four Pro-Gun Bills Pending for 2012 Legislative Session: "House Bill 80, sponsored by state Representative Mark Neuman (R-15), is a no-duty-to-retreat bill and would extend the right to use force, including deadly force, for self-defense anywhere a person has a legal right to be. HB 80 passed in the state House by a 33 to 6 vote. This bill is now pending in the Senate Judiciary Committee. House Bill 83, also sponsored by state Representative Neuman, would establish an apprentice hunting program. This bill is pending in the House Resources Committee. Senate Bill 2, sponsored by state Senator Linda Menard (R-G), would create National Rifle Association special-request license plates. SB 2 is currently pending in the Senate Finance Committee. Senate Bill 105, sponsored by state Senator Charlie Huggins (R-H), would designate the Pre-1964 Winchester Model 70 .30-06 as the official state firearm. This bill is pending in the Senate State Affairs Committee."

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