Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Va: Pizza delivery driver shoots, wounds stun-gun wielding bandit:  "A pizza delivery driver shot and wounded a stun-gun wielding man who had tried to rob him early today, Richmond police said.  Police responded about 2:16 a.m. to a shooting in the 00 block of East Broad Street, officials said in a news release.  After officers arrived, they learned that the victim had been shot after he tried to rob the pizza delivery driver, who fired in self-defense. The driver, 33, was not injured.  Michael T. Caballero, 19, who police said had no fixed address, was charged with robbery and two counts of possession of drugs with intent to distribute.   Caballero was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said."

MD: Craigslist robbery goes awry as buyer, seller come armed:  "The couple in search of a car found the sedan they wanted for sale on Craigslist for $4,000. They arranged a meeting Monday night on a street in Bolton Hill lined with 19th-century rowhouses.  But Baltimore police said both the seller and the buyer took guns to the transaction. And when one of the men who posted the ad drew his weapon and demanded money from the prospective buyer, police said his female acquaintance pulled her own gun and fired into the air.  The gunman dropped his weapon on Bolton Street and the woman gave chase, "firing her weapon numerous times indiscriminately in the air," said city police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi. No one was hit by gunfire, but police said they seized both guns and arrested the victim on weapons charges.  "We understand that this was a terrifying, frightening situation, but when you fire a gun into the air, you become part of the problem," Guglielmi said of the female victim in Monday's Bolton Hill attack. "The best thing to is to be a good witness and call the police."  The two men who tried to rob the couple escaped"  [She should have shot the SOB straight=off]

Bang! Was that “gun violence” or self-defense?:  "'Gun violence' hand-wringers love to propagandize multi-victim shooting sprees in schools, malls and other oxymoronic 'gun free zones' but they never seem to consider just how many lives might have been saved from 'gun violence' if an honest, armed citizen had been there to put the shooter down. What's lost in the whole 'gun violence' mania is that guns aren't violent; people are violent."

Federal judge strikes down part of Chicago's gun law:  "Chicago's firearm ordinance took another blow Tuesday when a federal judge ruled that the section banning permits for people convicted of unlawful use of a weapon is vague and unconstitutional.  The city must now decide whether to appeal the ruling or rewrite the part of its gun ordinance that bars individuals convicted of even misdemeanor offenses from possessing a firearm in their home for self-defense.  The ruling came in a lawsuit filed by Shawn Gowder, who claimed his constitutional right to bear arms was violated when he was denied a firearm permit two years ago because of a misdemeanor conviction for possessing a gun on a public street.  The lawsuit, backed by the National Rifle Association, is one of at least five cases pending against the city's gun ordinance"

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