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SC: Homeowner tells officers that he fatally shot an intruder

January 25, 2015
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WYFF 4 News    

"On Saturday, at about 11:54 p.m., officers with the Simpsonville Police Department responded to 911 calls from 106 Stonegate Road in reference to a possible gunshot wound victim. ... Deputy Coroner Jeff Fowler has identified the deceased man as 51-year-old John Michael Ferrell, also of Simpsonville. The homeowner told police that he shot the subject after he attacked him and broke into his residence." (01/25/15)

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DOJ accused of blocking legal gun shops, other businesses from banking

January 16, 2015
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Fox News Fox News    

"Mike Schuetz operates a small gun shop in northern Wisconsin called Hawkins Guns. In November, just before one of his peak selling times, his local credit union notified him his account needed to be closed. 'The bank manager said they made a mistake, and they were not supposed to open accounts for those people involved in high-risk industries, which the gun industry and ammunition industry is one of those,' Schuetz said. It turned out there was a list created by a Justice Department program called Operation Choke Point. The list equates legal gun sellers like Schuetz with escort services, Ponzi schemes, people who sell cable TV de-scramblers -- and at least 30 other industries." (01/15/15)

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PA: Novel law prompts towns to rescind gun measures

January 11, 2015
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San Francisco Chronicle San Francisco Chronicle    

"Barely a week after taking effect, a novel state law that makes it easier for gun-rights groups to challenge local firearms measures in court is already sparking change: Nearly two dozen Pennsylvania municipalities have agreed to get rid of their potentially problematic ordinances rather than face litigation. Joshua Prince, an attorney for four pro-gun groups and several residents, cited the new law in putting nearly 100 Pennsylvania municipalities on notice that they would face legal action unless they rescinded their firearms laws. At least 22 of those municipalities have already repealed them, or indicated they planned to do so, according to Prince, who specializes in firearms law and is based in southeastern Pennsylvania." (01/11/15)

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NH: House votes to allow concealed weapons in chamber

January 7, 2015
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Houston Chronicle Houston Chronicle    

"State representatives may now carry concealed weapons on the floor of the House. The New Hampshire House voted 228 to 149 on Wednesday to allow the carrying of concealed guns in the House chamber. This is a return to the policy of the last Republican-led House from 2011 to 2012. Democrats repealed the policy in 2013." (01/07/15)

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OH: Off-duty police officer negligently shoots himself

January 5, 2015
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USA Today    

"An off-duty police officer accidentally [sic] shot himself Saturday on his way back from dinner with his wife in Cincinnati. Cincinnati police said in a news release that Officer Darryl Jouett of the Erlanger (Ky.) Police Department was in an elevator when he tried to adjust the weapon in his holster and shot himself in the stomach. ... Jouett was taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center with injuries that were not life-threatening." [editor's note: There are two kinds of firearms discharges -- intentional and negligent. "It was an accident" is a bullshit claim, at least with respect to adults - TLK] (01/04/14)

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PA: Alleged intruder fatally shot by homeowner

December 28, 2014
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CBS News CBS Philly    

"Authorities in western Pennsylvania say they’re investigating an apparent home invasion that ended with the death of the alleged intruder. The Washington County coroner says a homeowner fatally shot 37-year-old Emanuel Ladson after he broke into the house through a window early Saturday. Coroner Tim Warco says the California Borough homeowner confronted Ladson in the kitchen and fired once, hitting him in the chest." (12/27/14)

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Former Delta airline worker arrested for helping sell constitutionally protected merchandise

December 23, 2014
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Los Angeles Times Los Angeles Times    

"An Atlanta airline baggage handler suspected of helping smuggle firearms onto passenger jets to New York City has been arrested by federal agents, authorities said Monday. A FBI affidavit said there was enough evidence to charge Delta ramp agent Eugene Harvey, 31, with trafficking firearms, violating airport security and aiding others in the scheme." (12/23/14)

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CA: Drunken man wanders into wrong home; shot by homeowner

December 19, 2014
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KTVU News    

"There are million dollar views from parts of Benicia that attract people to this quiet bedroom community. 'My parents have lived here for 18 years,' said Mike Zaretsky. But at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, Zaretsky's parents had a serious scare. 'They started pounding on the sliding glass door,' explained Zaretsky. 'My mom heard, immediately called 911.' Within a matter of seconds, someone they didn't know used a planter rack from the backyard to break through the sliding glass door. 'The guy got in. Again my dad yelled, 'You don't belong here! Get out! I have a weapon!' The guy came in, went into the family room, and that's when my dad fired a shot,' said Zaretsky. The intruder was later identified as 24-year old True Hatch." (12/18/14)

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MT: Man convicted of killing German exchange student

December 18, 2014
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Salt Lake Tribune    

"A Montana man who shot and killed a German exchange student trespassing in his garage was convicted of deliberate homicide Wednesday despite arguing that a state 'castle doctrine' law allowed him to use deadly force to protect his home and family. ... Kaarma shot Dede in the early hours of April 27 after being alerted to an intruder by motion sensors. Witnesses testified Kaarma fired four shotgun blasts at Dede, who was unarmed." (12/17/14)

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US Senate confirms victim disarmament supporter as Surgeon General

December 16, 2014
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Politico    

"The Senate on Monday narrowly confirmed Vivek Murthy to be the nation’s surgeon general, making him one of the highest-profile beneficiaries of the Senate’s nuclear option. The nomination was strongly opposed by the National Rifle Association because of Murthy’s support of gun-control laws and by Republicans who doubted that a 37-year-old physician was qualified for the public health position." (12/16/14)

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TX: Politicians weigh “allowing” open carry

December 14, 2014
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Click 2 Houston    

"Long depicted as the rootin'-tootin' capital of American gun culture, Texas is one of the few states with an outright ban on the open carry of handguns. That could change in 2015, with the Republican-dominated Legislature and Gov.-elect Greg Abbott expected to push for expanded gun rights [sic]. ... Open carry drew wide support in the 2014 statewide election, and at least six bills have already been filed for the upcoming session, which starts in January. Abbott has already pledged to sign one into law if sent to his desk." [editor's note: I find it hard to fathom the arrogance of politicians who actually believe this is something within their purview to "allow" or ban - TLK] (12/14/14)

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Pew poll finds support for gun rights at 21-year high

December 12, 2014
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The Oklahoman    

"For the first time in 21 years of measuring public opinion on gun ownership, the Pew Research Center has found more Americans favoring gun rights than gun control, with marked differences between people of different races and political parties. In a survey taken for the nonpartisan organization earlier this month, 52 percent said it was more important to protect gun ownership rights, while 46 percent said it was more important to control gun ownership, the Pew center reported Wednesday. Also, 57 percent of those polled said gun ownership does more to protect people from becoming victims of crime, compared with 38 percent who said it does more to endanger personal safety, according to the center." (12/10/14)

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KS: Two shot while breaking into Chesney Park home

December 11, 2014
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Topeka Capital-Journal    

"For the second time this week in Topeka, a home occupant opened fire when someone was trying to break into his house, the latest such incident occurring early Thursday in central Topeka. Two people were wounded in Thursday’s incident .... officers were called at 1:37 a.m. Thursday to the 2000 block of S.W. Lincoln on a report of gunshots in the area. As they were responding to the scene, a call was received from the occupant of a home at 2015 S.W. Lincoln, who said he had shot two people as they were breaking in to his residence. The man said the individuals he shot then fled the scene. At 1:45 a.m., police received another call, this one from Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center, indicating two people suffering from gunshot wounds had been dropped off at the emergency department." (12/11/14)

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NC: Homeowner shoots, kills intruder

December 9, 2014
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Carolina Live    

"Robeson County Sheriff Kenneth Sealey said a man shot and killed an intruder inside his home on Dixie Drive in the Red Springs community Monday morning. He said the homeowner was at work when his wife called to say there was a suspicious car near the home. ... When the homeowner went back to his house, he was confronted by two men wearing masks. One of them shot the homeowner, and Sealey said the homeowner returned fire, killing Randal Dwight Hardin, Jr." (12/08/14)

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WA: Mom shoots drunk intruder

November 30, 2014
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Tech Times    

"What would have been a quiet early Thanksgiving morning for a family in Edmonds, Wash. had been rocked by a shooting incident when a man allegedly broke into the family's temporary residence. The situation prompted the mother to shoot the alleged intruder after she heard the man pounding on the front door at 3:15 a.m. She first called 911 to ask for help. As the man tried to force his way inside, the mother realized that she could not keep him out so she decided to shoot the man .... The suspected intruder, 22, whose name was not revealed, was found wounded outside the house when the police came." (11/30/14)

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OH: School district mulls giving teachers access to guns

November 23, 2014
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Fox News Fox News    

"A small Ohio board of education is weighing new school security measures that could give teachers and staff access to loaded guns. The Dayton Daily News reported Sunday that the Riverside Local School board in central Ohio's Logan County has held recent discussions on placing guns in schools and plans to revisit the issue Dec. 16. Superintendent Scott Mann said the goal is to protect children from potential threats involving weapons." (11/23/14)

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DC: Woman jailed in White House protest had purple pistol

November 23, 2014
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USA Today    

"A Michigan woman remains in jail Saturday after being arrested with a gun during a protest outside the White House -- the second person to be detained with a firearm in two days. April Debois, 23, of Mount Morris, Mich., initially was identified during her Thursday arrest as April Lenhart, prosecutors said. She was arrested about 30 minutes after the start of President Obama's immigration speech during a protest along the White House's north fence when Secret Service officers noticed that she was wearing a purple handgun in a holster along her right front waist, according to charging documents released Friday. ... She was charged with carrying a pistol without a license in the District of Columbia, possession of an unregistered firearm and possession of unregistered ammunition." (11/22/14)

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NYC: “NYPD” gang abducts gun vendors

November 21, 2014
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New York Daily News    

"Cops and state investigators cuffed a crew of gun runners who transported dozens of illegal [sic] weapons from Florida to Chinatown in commuter buses -- a gun-selling ring run by a woman bus dispatcher, law enforcement sources said Wednesday. With her grandmother and two children in tow, ringleader Natasha Harris, 33, routinely purchased pistols at gun shows in Florida -- where gun-licensing laws [sic] are less strict -- and then secured the firearms in the cargo holds of inexpensive overnight commuter bus lines in a purple suitcase she used on multiple occasions." (11/19/14)

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WV: Suspect dead in home invasion shooting

November 9, 2014
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Your4State    

"Officers with Martinsburg Police Department responded to a home on Winchester Avenue Friday around 11:25 p.m. for a report of a home invasion involving a shooting. It was later learned an elderly handicapped man was home when two men kicked in his door, and were believed to be attempting to rob the man. The victim took a gun to attempt to scare off the two men. However, according to the victim, one of the intruders grabbed the gun. The gun then went off, shooting the suspect in the chest where he then collapsed." (11/08/14)

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The bullet that could make 3D printed guns practical deadly weapons

November 6, 2014
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Wired    

"As 3-D printed guns have evolved over the past 18 months from a science-fictional experiment into a subculture, they’ve faced a fundamental limitation: Cheap plastic isn’t the best material to contain an explosive blast. Now an amateur gunsmith has instead found a way to transfer that stress to a component that’s actually made of metal—the ammunition. Michael Crumling, a 25-year-old machinist from York, Pennsylvania, has developed a round designed specifically to be fired from 3-D printed guns. His ammunition uses a thicker steel shell with a lead bullet inserted an inch inside, deep enough that the shell can contain the explosion of the round's gunpowder instead of transferring that force to the plastic body or barrel of the gun. Crumling says that allows a home-printed firearm made from even the cheapest materials to be fired again and again without cracking or deformation." (11/05/14)

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OH: Fifth-grade girl may be expelled for school bus gun threat

November 6, 2014
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Fox News Fox News    

"Officials in a northeast Ohio school district have suspended a fifth-grader who they say threatened to shoot another student on the school bus. Jackson-Milton School District superintendent Kirk Baker says the child was suspended from the bus after the alleged threat Tuesday. There will be a hearing that may result in the girl being expelled. The (Youngstown) Vindicator reports that the guardian of the child who was threatened filed a police report Tuesday." [editor's note: Time out! A 10-yr-old girl makes a VERBAL threat (with who knows what provocation, or even maybe after an attack?), and is now being treated as a criminal? Say what? - SAT] (11/05/14)

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WV: Intruder shot dead in Kanawha County

November 5, 2014
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WCHS Radio 58    

"A burglar may have taken one chance too many in Kanawha County. Kanawha County Sheriff's Department deputies said a man was shot and killed when he broke into a home in the 200 block of Campbell's Creek Drive around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday. ... Authorities have identified the intruder, but have not released his name. A full investigation is underway and the homeowner has been cooperative. Deputies do not plan to file charges against the unidentified homeowner, but will present their findings to the Kanawha County prosecutor's office to determine if charges are necessary. Humphreys said investigators are operating under the assumption the homeowner fired the fatal shot in self defense." (11/05/14)

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UT: Feminist cancels speech because regime won’t disarm attendees

October 15, 2014
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Salt Lake Tribune    

"Anita Sarkeesian has shown up for speaking engagements amidst terror threats before. But after learning that Utah State University was legally forbidden from restricting firearms at a Wednesday lecture over which she received a death threat, the nationally-known feminist writer and video game critic canceled her appearance. ... Sarkeesian confirmed, via Tweet: 'Forced [sic] to cancel my talk at USU after receiving death threats because police wouldn't take steps to prevent concealed firearms at the event.'" (10/15/14)

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PA: Establishment robbers exchange gunfire with freelancers

October 15, 2014
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New York Daily News    

"A Pennsylvania state representative exchanged gunfire with a pair of criminals late Tuesday night, according to a report. Reps. Marty Flynn (D-Scranton) and Ryan Bizzarro (D-Erie) were approached by two gunmen with bandanas covering their faces .... Flynn, a former prison guard and MMA fighter, was also armed when the crooks held them at gunpoint from a few feet away and a third suspect watched from a vehicle, according to the news service. Bullets were reportedly fired from both the lawmaker and the lawbreakers before all three suspects were arrested. Neither politician was injured." (10/15/14)

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CA: Brown signs victim disarmament “restraining order” bill

October 1, 2014
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Reuters    

"People who fear a close relative may commit gun violence will be able to petition a judge to temporarily remove the person's firearms in California, under a bill signed into law on Tuesday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown. ... Under the so-called gun violence restraining order in the court system, immediate family members and law enforcement agencies could ask a judge to order guns temporarily removed from certain individuals. The restraining order would last 21 days, and could be extended up to a year, after a notice and a hearing." (09/30/14)

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