Sunday, February 12, 2012

KY: Boyfriend scares off robber with gun: "A Laurel County woman took matters into her own hands when she fought against an attempted robber who had a gun. "I went and before I got to the door the door opened and this guy come in with a mask on," says Brenda, the homeowner. Brenda says she acted instinctively. "I grabbed him at the top of the mask trying to pull that off. I was grabbing him and kicking him at the same time," remembers Brenda. Her boyfriend by that time was able to spring into action. "He pulled me out of the way and got his gun and told him he better leave and get out of the house," says Brenda. The would-be robber did what he could to cover up his tracks. Police say he wrecked his getaway vehicle, a 4-wheeler, burned his mask and went home, where he was supposed to be on house arrest. Police followed the clues and just a few hours later they arrested Finley Hall."

Illegal gun ordinances are targeted in proposed Pennsylvania law: "On the issue of whether local gun ordinances can be enacted and enforced, as was done in Allentown and dozens of other municipalities across the state, we really do have rogue behavior by authorities. State law, unequivocally, says this: "A municipality shall not enact any ordinance or take any other action dealing with the regulation of the transfer, ownership, or possession of firearms." Outlaws in Allentown and other cities enacted measures that sound reasonable, but are still illegal and probably just a scheme to get a foot in the door so more sinister measures can be slipped by later. At issue are ordinances requiring people to report the loss or theft of firearms. To crack down on such illegal ordinances, House Bill 1523 provides sanctions, in the form of a $5,000 civil penalty and, more significantly, a provision for triple damages involving the cost of litigation when a citizen takes legal action against a municipality for such violations."

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