Wednesday, May 16, 2012

WA: Shooting of invader  called self-defense:  "Doug Snarski knew someone was going to die when he realized his girlfriend's ex was inside their home early Sunday. The intruder, Sean Parsons, was armed with a shotgun, a handgun, a belt stocked with ammunition and yelling about how no one would be getting out of the house alive. Parsons had arrived at the Newman Lake home about 12:30 a.m. - just hours after he'd been served with a restraining order that prohibited him from going within two miles of the house.  In what law enforcement officials are describing as an apparent act of self-defense, Snarski, 55, shot Parsons to death after Parsons, 43, fired the shotgun and handgun up the stairs where his ex-girlfriend and Snarski were hiding.  Dispatchers at Spokane County's 911 center heard the confrontation, including the fatal shots, because Snarski dialed 911 after he grabbed a handgun from his nightstand when he realized Parsons was inside the home."

AZ: Shooter acted in self-defense:  "Yuma police have confirmed the deaths of 27-year-old Jason Snelling and 26-year-old Glenn Curry following the Friday night shooting. Police have identified the shooter as 23-year-old Daniel Dillman. Officers say it appears Dillman shot the two men in self-defense, and he has been released from police custody."

Gun hysteria:  "A Detroit groundskeeper, who turned in a loaded handgun he found hidden in weeds while working, was fired by the Wayne County Department of Public Services.   John Chevilott, who is just two years shy of retirement, found the loaded snub-nosed revolver on May 3 when he and his crew were mowing a lawn in Wayne County. Chevilott secured the gun, waiting for police to drive by so he could hand it over to them.  But, according to the station, the Detroit police never did pass by, so Chevilott finished his work that day, drove the gun home and later that same evening turned it into his local police department.  He says the cops ran the gun and discovered the weapon had been stolen from St. Clair Shores in 2005.  "They said I did the right thing getting it off the street," Chevilott told  However, Chevilott's superiors at the Wayne County Department of Public Services had a much different opinion.  According to a Wayne County spokeswoman and the rules, employees aren't allowed to possess a weapon on work property.  Chevilott says he didn't bring a weapon to work. He found it on the job."

NC: Government lets emergency powers ruling stand:  "North Carolina’s failure to appeal a federal judge’s ruling that struck down the state’s emergency power to ban firearms and ammunition outside the home during a declared emergency adds one more Second Amendment victory to the court record being established by the Second Amendment Foundation."

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