Tuesday, June 26, 2012

CA:  Man with permitted concealed weapon stops restaurant robbery:  "A Vallejo man carrying a legal concealed weapon halted a reported robbery in progress at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Subway sandwich restaurant in the 600 block of Lewis Brown Road, Sgt. Jeff Bassett said.  Bassett said a suspect entered the restaurant and ordered a sandwich, and when the clerk was finished with it, he brandished a knife and demanded cash.  Meanwhile, the man, described as a 25-year-old Vallejoan with a permit for a concealed weapon, drew his gun and confronted the suspect who ran out of the restaurant before he was able to take anything, Bassett said. The suspect is described as a black man, 60, with long black hair who was wearing black clothing."

KS: Burglar Shot By  Homeowner:  "A burglar was greeted by a homeowner with a gun early this morning, and he paid the price for tying to get into the east Wichita home. It happened at around 3:30 a.m., just west of 1st and Hillside.   The homeowner told police that the burglar had taken several steps into his home when he fired the shot.  Wichita Police say the injured burglar showed up at a nearby gas station. He was taken to a local hospital with a gunshot wound to the arm, and it appears his injuries are not life threatening.  An officer on scene says, “There's a lot of discretion, but if a homeowner feels that his life is threatened, then he has a right to protect himself.”

UT: Herbert blames wildfires on … gun owners?:  "Some of the wildfires scorching the West this year were sparked by unusual culprits: Gun owners. Or, more specifically, gun shooters. As with the Dump fire in Utah, which flared hard enough on Friday to force the evacuation of 1,500 homes and 9,000 people, nearly two dozen conflagrations, officials say, have started accidentally by careless target shooters whose bullet sparks touch off dried-up pinon and wild grasses."

Lawyer: Zimmerman is no threat, should be released from jail at second bail hearing:  "The jailed neighborhood watch volunteer charged with killing Trayvon Martin poses no threat to the community and should be released a second time on bail, his attorney said in a court motion released Monday.  George Zimmerman’s attorney asked that Zimmerman be granted bond for a second time as he awaits a second-degree murder charge in the 17-year-old Martin’s shooting death during a confrontation in February in a gated community in Sanford, Fla. His attorney says Zimmerman isn’t a flight risk and stayed in touch with law enforcement during his initial release on bail.  A judge will consider the request at a second bond hearing Friday."

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