Posts Tagged ‘ self-defense ’

NJ: Clerk kills would-be robber

May 2, 2011
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ABC 6 News    

"Police in Camden say a gas station clerk killed a man who tried to rob him. It happened at the 7-11 on Federal street and Marlton Pike around 3-am. Investigators say an unidentified man walked into the store with a baton and demanded money. The clerk then pulled out a knife. After a confrontation, police say the suspect was stabbed twice in the chest. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital." (04/30/11)

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IL: Store clerk saves the day for kidnapped couple

May 1, 2011
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch    

"A couple in their 20s from Illinois told police they were on their way to Florissant to visit friends Wednesday night when they got off the interstate in St. Louis and got lost. They ended up at the 3900 block of Palm Avenue, where they say two teens who said they had a gun forced them to drive to ATMs for money. They ended up at a gas station at East Grand and North Broadway, where one of the victims got away from her captors long enough to tell a store clerk she was being robbed, she told police. One of the teen suspects then fired shots at the store clerk, a 33-year-old man who pulled a gun and returned fire. No one was hit. The robbers ran off unhurt." (04/30/11)

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OK: Governor signs gun rights law

April 27, 2011
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Paulis Valley Daily Democrat    

"This week, Fallin signed into law House Bill 1439, by Vaughan and co-authored by Ritze. The bill expands the right to use deadly force to business employees who have reason to fear death or great bodily harm. Previously, state law allowed individuals to use deadly force only in their homes; HB 1449 expands that right to include their place of business." (04/26/11)

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FL: Shooting in Palm Bay deemed “self-defense”

April 26, 2011
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Florida Today    

"An Easter Sunday shooting incident was determined to be an act of self defense, police said Monday. The victim, John Smith, 43, will face charges involving kidnapping, burglary and battery. He is in stable condition at a local hospital. Once Smith is medically cleared he will be arrested for the criminal charges following a domestic related confrontation that led to the shooting." (04/25/11)

 

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GA: Woman brings a gun to a knife fight

April 24, 2011
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WALB News    

"A domestic dispute at an Albany motel left two people wounded. Police say the boyfriend wouldn't let his girlfriend leave the motel. She says she shot him in self defense. Green tells police Curry got angry with her. He pulled out a knife and cut her chest just below her right breast and inside her right hand. Green said she got a handgun and shot Willie Curry in the right shoulder in self defense. She was able to get away. Officers did not arrest or charge anyone. Curry was treated and released from the hospital Friday night." (04/23/11)

http://www.walb.com/story/14502572/police-investigate-shooting  

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LA: Man opens fire, thwarts vehicle burglary

April 24, 2011
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New Orleans Times-Picayune    

"Two young men trying to burglarize a truck in Chalmette got the worst of it when one got his arm rolled over by the getaway driver and the other was shot at by the owner of the vehicle, St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy James Pohlmann said. Both men escaped in a gray Dodge following the 7 p.m. incident Wednesday night in the 2300 block Corinne Drive. ... No charged were filed against the vehicle owner because he appeared to have acted in self defense, Pohlmann said." (04/22/11)

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PA: Pizza delivery drivers start packing

April 22, 2011
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MSNBC    

"Pittsburgh police are investigating three pizza delivery driver robberies in as many days, and it's a problem that goes beyond city borders. Mark Miller, who owns Double M's Pizza in Charleroi, told ... reporter Sheldon Ingram that he's giving his drivers the green light to arm themselves. 'If they do choose to carry a firearm, I am going to allow it, provided they have a carry permit and that they've gone through training,' Miller said." (04/20/11)

 

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WI: Tow operator won’t be charged for concealed carry, shootings

April 20, 2011
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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel    

"A tow truck driver who shot two men suspected of robbing him will not face charges for carrying a concealed weapon, the Milwaukee County district attorney's office announced Tuesday. The 28-year-old tow truck driver was called to the 9300 block of W. Silver Spring Drive on the city's northwest side to tow a car around 12:30 p.m. Friday when two men robbed him at knife point, police said. After handing over money, the driver struggled with the assailants, who cut him with a knife. The driver then took out a gun and shot both of the men, 18 and 22." (04/19/11)

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OK: Man killed in Medicine Park bar shootout

April 20, 2011
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News OK    

"Charles Timothy Taylor, 52, was escorted by Park Tavern employees out of the bar, 196 E Lake Dr., about midnight because several patrons had complained about his behavior, Brown said. Taylor then pulled out a knife and tried to stab bar employees and other patrons. ... Taylor shot at the owner and at a small crowd that had gathered, and fired inside the bar .... The bar's owner returned fire, fatally shooting Taylor, Brown said. 'I can’t imagine any self-respecting DA that would charge the bar owner for ventilating the perp.'" (04/18/11

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What to do if you have to use your gun in self-defense

April 19, 2011
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AmmoLand
by Michigan Coalition for Responsible Gun Owners  

"You should first be certain that the threat is removed before you lower your guard. Then, call 911 and say that there has been a shooting. Describe the immediate need for ambulance and police (and fire department if applicable). Tell the 911 operator where you are, how many people are wounded etc. Do not have your gun in your hand when police arrive unless you absolutely must hold someone at gun point. In either case, make sure that you describe yourself and your clothing." (04/18/11)

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TX: Stabbing death likely self-defense

April 19, 2011
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My San Antonio    

"A man who allegedly attacked an elderly, blind and disabled relative was stabbed and killed Sunday by a neighbor who came to the elderly man's defense, officials and witnesses said." (04/17/11)

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OK: Man kills intruder

April 18, 2011
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KOCO News    

"Stauffer said he grabbed a handgun after hearing several loud knocks at his front door at about 11 p.m., according to the news release. Stauffer said he opened the door because he could not see outside, and Wilkinson forced his way in the home. According to the release, Stauffer said Wilkinson tried to grab his gun, and that is when Stauffer fired his weapon, killing Wilkinson." (04/17/11)

http://www.koco.com/r/27575316/detail.html  

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WA: Armed employee stops two business burglars

April 18, 2011
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Self-Defense Examiner    

"Police say that just before 11:30 PM, a pair of burglars entered Sharp's Outdoor Power Equipment ... in Georgetown, WA and confronted an employee. Acting in self defense, the employee reportedly grabbed and fired his gun, striking one of the suspects and causing the other to surrender. The suspect who was shot is said to have died from his wounds, while the surviving suspect was held at gunpoint until the police arrived and placed him under arrest, according to news reports." (04/17/11)

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WA: Store employee shoots, kills suspected burglar

April 17, 2011
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Seattle Times    

"An employee of an outdoor power equipment business in the Georgetown neighborhood shot and killed a suspected burglar Thursday night during a break-in, according to Seattle police. A paper sign that simply read 'Closed today' fluttered in the shattered doorway of Sharp's Outdoor Power Equipment in Georgetown on Friday, where an employee fatally shot a suspected burglar in the head and held a second man at gunpoint during a break-in Thursday night." (04/15/11)

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FL: One dead, two others shot during robbery attempt

April 14, 2011
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Tampa Bay News    

"Two people trying to rob a house late Tuesday night were shot by one of the home's occupants, who was in fear for his life, authorities said. One of the robbers -- 19-year-old Anson B. Felton of Clearwater -- died. Another suspect was found wounded at a local hospital. During the struggle, the resident who fired at his attackers accidentally shot one of his roommates, authorities said. That person was treated at a local hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, which is investigating because the incident happened just outside Clearwater city limits." (04/14/11)

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NY: Homeowner shoots intruder who killed his dog

April 14, 2011
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CBS Local News    

"[A] gunman and two other suspects forced their way inside a two-story, yellow-colored home on Adams Street in East Islip around 2 a.m. Once inside the home, the suspect armed with a .22 caliber rifle shot the family’s pit bull. A man who lives in the home, grabbed a shotgun and returned fire, police said." (04/14/11)

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Defense against tyrants is your right

April 13, 2011
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Kent McManigal Kent's "Hooligan Libertarian" Blog
by Kent McManigal  

"You and I are ethically justified in using deadly force against agents of The State just about anytime we encounter them in their 'official capacity.' Cops, TSA, IRS, AFT, whatever. When one of these 'people' attempts to enforce some counterfeit 'law' -- any 'law' that is an attempt to regulate or control anything other than aggression or theft -- against anyone, they become the bad guy and it is your absolute human right to resist them however you see fit, including killing them if they don't cooperate." (04/12/11)

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TX: Campus carry bill on hold in Texas Senate, for now

April 12, 2011
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American Independent    

"State Sen. Jeff Wentworth’s Senate Bill 354 has 14 co-authors and is a revival of a bill championed by the San Antonio Republican last session. Under Wentworth’s legislation, public college students over 21 who have obtained concealed handgun licenses (CHL) and undergone a training course could bring their firearms to school. A two-thirds vote, or 21 of 31 members, is needed to consider legislation for adoption in the Senate. Pressure from college administrators and students who fear the bill’s passage will spur violence and bloodshed have led some Democrats to reconsider their positions on the bill." (04/11/11)

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VA: AG says guns in churches are okay if they’re for self-defense

April 12, 2011
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Washington Post    

"Virginians may carry weapons for personal protection into places of worship while religious services are being conducted, according to a new legal opinion by Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II (R). Virginia law bars carrying weapons in churches and other worship houses while a religious meeting is being held unless a person has 'good and sufficient reason.' In an opinion written Friday and posted on Cuccinelli’s Web site Monday, Cuccinelli indicates that the 'right of self-defense lies at the heart of the right to keep and bear arms.' Therefore, he concludes that 'carrying a weapon for personal protection constitutes a good and sufficient reason under the statute.'” (04/11/11)

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AZ: Police release gunman in case they call self-defense

April 11, 2011
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The Republic    

"Mitchell Fickes was pronounced dead at a hospital after the Saturday evening shooting. The 56-year-old had apparently gotten out of his truck with a gun and was approaching a pickup driven by a 23-year-old man when that man got out and opened fire.Police said Sunday it appeared the unidentified 23-year-old acted in self-defense and he was released after questioning." (04/10/11)

 

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When seconds count, it is better to be armed

April 10, 2011
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Hawaii Reporter
by Christopher Baker  

"'When seconds count, the police are only minutes away.' People often hear this statement thrown about and automatically believe that it is a derogatory statement against our police officers. That line of thought could not be further from the truth. The fact is, it has absolutely nothing to do with the police, but everything to do with the limitations of physics." (04/07/11)

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IL: Will gun-owner identities stay secret

April 10, 2011
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The Christian Science Monitor    

"It’s highly likely that the identity of Illinois gun owners will continue to be protected from public disclosure. Legislation passed in the state House of Representatives Friday circumvents the efforts of Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, who is fighting to make the names and expiration dates of all state-issued firearm owner identification cards available through the state’s Freedom of Information Act. Attorney General Madigan contends that citizens deserved to know who owns guns in their communities while gun rights advocates said the measure would lead to increased crime." [editor's note: Good news, since a large part of (the crime-deterrent portion of) the 2nd Amendment is criminals unaware of which house-owner(s) might meet them packin' heat! - SAT] (04/10/11)

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PA: Man cleared of charges in shooting

April 7, 2011
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DelCo Times    

"Andre Graham, 36, was exonerated by a jury late Friday, following a trial on charges including attempted murder and assault on the boyfriend, Brandon Veal, who told authorities he had been shot by Graham. Graham testified during the trial that he was home with his children when a neighbor who lived in the sprawling Parkview Court Apartment complex called him in February 2010 'screaming that she was being attacked by her boyfriend,' according to Datner. When Graham got there to help, he found Veal beating the girlfriend and he was able to get him off of her. During the scuffle, Veal lunged at Graham, who was legally licensed to carry a gun, said Datner.” (04/06/11)

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FL: Husband shoots at family in trailer; shot dead by grandson

April 6, 2011
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OA Online    

"Deanne Spivey and her daughter, who said she did not wish to be named, said that Friday night, Deanne’s 45-year-old husband Allen Dale Spivey arrived at their home in the 900 block of West Yukon Road with an assault rifle and started shooting. ... Spivey’s daughter said one of her sons ran in the house and closed the door behind him and when the shots came from outside the house, her other son grabbed the handgun the family had recently bought and started to shoot back in self-defense, not knowing who was outside." (04/05/11)

http://www.oaoa.com/news/front-62969-night-deanne.html  

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FL: Victim kills robbery suspect

April 6, 2011
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The Ledger    

"Wearing a red bandanna over his face and pointing a gun, Sconiers, of 1133 W. 13th St. in Lakeland, tapped on the window of a car being driven by 23-year-old Denard Joe, police said. Joe was sitting in his car at Seventh Street and North Virginia Avenue when Sconiers approached him. Joe got a handgun from inside his vehicle and fired at Sconiers through the window, striking him twice in the chest, according to police. Sconiers ran into Washington Park where he later died of his wounds. Sconiers had been released from state prison Nov. 27, according to the Florida Department of Corrections." (04/05/11)

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