Homeowner uses gun to protect himself

Video is at http://www.wreg.com/news/wreg-burglar-gets-beaten-story,0,5982456.story and thanks to WREG TV in Memphis.<img src="/sites/default/files/Screenshot.png" width="200" align="right">

This story tells about a homeowner who was set up by the burglar's accomplice, and when the burglar violently entered the home, and after assaulting and beating the homeowner, the homeowner used a gun to successfully defend himself. Also according to the story, there were no calls for arresting the homeowner, or even much about an investigation, other than a simple arrest of the guilty parties.

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Here are some that we seriously ask you to consider reading:


One more for the files: "When guns are outlawed,..."

Stop me if you have heard this one. Elected officials say outlawing guns will solve crime. Law-abiding citizens surrender guns. Crime goes up, but only crimes committed by outlaws. Elected officials scratch heads. Law abiding citizens re-elect officials, asking for more gun control.

<strong>One dead, one injured in shooting </strong>

One man died and another is in a critical condition following a shooting in the early hours of New Year's Day.

The shooting took place in Thornton Heath, south London, at around 5am, the Met Police said.

Erosion of rights

Franklin is reported to have said "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." Faithful readers of our site are familiar with that quote. With that in mind, please note <a href="http://www.wctv.tv/news/headlines/80375832.html">the following excerpt from Tallahassee's WCTV web site</a>:

<blockquote>In the wake of his failed attempt, the Netherlands will begin using the scanners on all passengers taking flights to the United States.

Local passengers have mixed feelings about the technology in all U.S. airports.

More guns, less crime in '09

Americans went on binges buying guns and ammunition in early 2009, worried that a radical leftist president and Democrat-dominated Congress would violate their Second-Amendment rights to keep and bear arms. The effects? Less murder, robbery, rape, and property crime, according to an FBI report released Monday. This gives the young president and Democrat Congress at least one proud but unintended accomplishment for which they'll never claim credit.

Is a shotgun a deadly weapon?

In the interest of time, I am just going to quote this article, since it seems to have been broken at the original site.

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — A Lowell, Mass. man has struck a plea agreement with prosecutors that effectively reduces the prison sentence he is serving for firing a shotgun at his ex-wife at a New Hampshire mall.

Arthur Kousounadis was convicted two years ago of felony criminal threatening in the December 2006 shooting at Pheasant Lane Mall in Nashua.

Random events?

<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apophenia">Apophenia</a> is the experience of seeing patterns or connections in random or meaningless data. You probably know someone like this, someone who can tell if it is going to rain because of the way the birds fly. You may even have a dog who knows that whenever he smells toothpaste, and sees you pick up your car keys, he knows that he is about to go outside to do his "duty".

Change in rights for NH citizens?

The NH Legislative Facilities Committee voted today to ban firearms in the NH State House.

This is a Joint Committee, and members are:

Sylvia Larsen
Terie Norelli
Margaret Hassan
Mary Jane Wallner
Peter Bragdon
Sherman Packard
Lou D'Allesandro
Marjorie Smith
Daniel Eaton
Gene Chandler
Martha Fuller Clark
Sheila Roberge

The Joint Facilities committee just passed by an 8-3 vote (party lines) the following regulation on the State House:

Don't bring a gun to a snowball fight

<img src="http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/citydesk/files/2009/12/IMG_1718... align="right">According to an eyewitness, a D.C. Police detective (pictured here w/ gun) went nuts after kids pelted his Hummer with snowballs at 14th and U Streets NW this afternoon. The veteran detective got out of his car and eventually grabbed for his gun, displaying it to the crowd. He did not immediately identify himself as a police officer. He calmed down once his fellow uniformed cop arrived. Apparently, someone called 911 to report a man with gun.

As goes California, so goes the nation?

<h2>74-year-old San Jose man arrested for carrying firearm near school</h2>

By Lisa Fernandez

[email protected]
Sherman "Tony" Fontano with his dog, 'Magnum', at his San Jose home Thursday... <img src="http://extras.mnginteractive.com/live/media/site568/2009/1217/20091217__... align="right">

After his brothers watched a newscast about the national movement to carry guns in public, they told Sherman "Tony" Fontano he could do that himself. Two San Jose police officers also said it would be OK.


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