Wednesday, May 23, 2012

NC:  Store owner kills robbery suspects:  "Two suspects have been shot and killed after an attempted robbery at a store in Gates County, according to officials. Webb said two men wearing bandanas on their faces and armed with guns tried to rob the store’s owner, who is in his 60s. The suspects reportedly kicked, punched and beat the owner.  When the owner fell to the ground, he was able to grab a gun and shot blindly over his shoulder, hitting one suspect, Webb said. When the owner got up, he shot the second suspect.  Webb told the suspects shot back at the owner, but he was not struck.  The suspects fled out of the store. One collapsed just outside the door while the other fled into a wooded area, where he also collapsed.  Both died at the scene.  According to Webb, the store’s owner was taken to Albemarle Hospital where he was treated and released."

FL:  Bystander with gun stops  bank robbery:  "It took 62-year-old Ruben Torres a New York minute to become a Palm Bay hero.   That was the amount of time it took Thursday for the off-duty security guard to spot a suspected bank robber in the lobby of the Space Coast Credit Union, retrieve his gun, and hold the bandit until patrol officers arrived.  Police credit Torres -- who has a concealed-weapons permit -- with thwarting the bank robbery at the credit union at 152 Malabar Road.  The suspect, Floyd Francis, 23, of Palm Bay, was charged with robbery."

SAF and Calguns sue Oakland and San Francisco police:  "The Second Amendment Foundation has filed a federal lawsuit against the police departments in San Francisco and Oakland, California for refusing to return firearms to people who had been charged with crimes, but subsequently cleared of any wrongdoing. SAF is joined in the lawsuit by the Calguns Foundation and two private citizens. The case is known as Churchill, et al. v. Harris, et al."

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