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The Armed Citizen: Stories of self-defense | June 2 - June 10
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Posted on 06/10/2006 9:36:32 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger

Teenaged Burglar Shot By Homeowner
GWINNETT COUNTY -- Police say a man shot and wounded a teenager he found in his home – attempting to rob him.

Police say 27-year-old Ronald Ramsey arrived at his Lawrenceville home Tuesday afternoon and found 17-year-old Alrazi Basher of Duluth inside, robbing him. Officials say when Basher tried to flee the home, Ramsey shot at Basher and hit him and his vehicle.

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Clerk fatally shoots robber at liquor store

A liquor store clerk shot and killed one of two armed men who tried to rob the southwest Houston business Wednesday night, police said.

"Two suspects came in; only one came out," said Houston Police Department investigator A. Taravello.

The men tried to rob the R-N-R Liquor store in the 10200 block of Beechnut about 7:30 p.m. when gunfire erupted, police said.

The clerk was wounded in the leg.

His condition was not available Wednesday night, but Taravello said he thought the injuries were not life-threatening.

"I am assuming guns were pulled on him. There are guns in there," the investigator said.

The other gunman fled.



Burglar assaults Sampson woman, shot

AUTRYVILLE — A Dunn-area man who allegedly broke into a Sampson County home and attempted to assault a woman at the residence was shot in the leg by another man who was at the home at the time, according to reports at the Sheriff’s Office.

The suspect in the burglary, Wesley Craig Hickman, 22, of 536 Clubhouse Drive, Dunn, the man who allegedly broke into the Carrolls Store Road home is expected to be charged with first-degree burglary in connection with the incident, authorities said.

Reports state that, just after 2 a.m. Saturday, a suspect barged into 366 Carrolls Store Road and attempted to assault Leslie Ann Skinner, 20, of Maxwell Road, Autryville, who was at the home at the time.

William McPhail, 20, of the Carrolls Store Road home, reportedly shot Hickman in the left leg with a double-barrel shotgun, Sheriff’s Capt. Julian Carr said.

“(Hickman) apparently kicked the door in at this residence,” said Carr. “He was approached or confronted by William McPhail, of that residence” just prior to the shooting, Carr said.

The captain said that Hickman was attempting to assault Skinner prior to the shooting.

Following the incident, Hickman was taken to Sampson Regional Medical Center, before being transported to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, where he was being treated for the injury.


Prowlers flee homeowner's bullets

A homeowner in Southwest Ranches said he was frightened by two prowlers when he fired the first shot at them through a garage window.

About 2:45 a.m., a live-in housekeeper at a home in the 13400 block of Old Sheridan Street heard noises and saw the men in the garage area possibly trying to break into the garage or a 1995 Ferrari F512. She alerted the homeowner.

While his wife was on the phone with Broward sheriff's deputies, he got his Walther P99 semiautomatic pistol and entered the garage through an interior door. Deputies dispatched on the call heard from the dispatcher that shots had been fired.

They found seven spent shell casings on the front driveway, one inside the garage and a bullet hole in the garage window. The homeowner said he fired seven shots at the men before they jumped a fence into a neighbor's yard.

One of the men wore a black ski hat, black shirt and black gloves. The second wore a light-colored shirt.

A search of the area did not locate the prowlers and no blood was found to indicate that either man had been hit.



Man killed after trying to force his way into 2 houses, say police

A man who tried to force his way into two houses on Friedland Church Road was shot dead this morning, a spokesman for the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office said today.

The sheriff's office is investigating the shooting and did not release the names of anyone involved. Sheriff's officers were trying to obtain search warrants this afternoon.

Sheriff's Capt. Brad Stanley said a man tried to force his way into the front door of 2804 Friedland Church Road, where a woman who may have been his former girlfriend lives. The man shot off the locks of the front door with a shotgun and entered the house, he said.

Stanley said he was not sure whether the woman was alone in the house. A car and two trucks sat in the driveway outside the house yesterday afternoon.

The woman ran to a house next door at 2808 Friedland Church Road, where a married couple lives, Stanley said. The man followed her and shot off the lock of a side door of the neighbor's house. A man inside the second house killed the attacker with a shotgun, Stanley said.

Authorities have yet to say whether the shooting was in self-defense.

"The homeowner was fearful of what was going on and shot and killed him," Stanley said. The man who killed suffered a single gunshot wound to the chest.



One dead, one hurt in shooting

Keith M. Morse was in the middle of his prayers and had just gotten to "deliver us from evil," when he heard a knock on the door. Within minutes, two men started beating Morse with sticks, and at the end of the struggle, a man Morse had never met before was dead on the front porch from several gunshot wounds, while Morse's brother-in-law was at the hospital being treated for a gunshot wound.

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"He started thumping on me and another guy jumped out with a stick and broke it on me," Morse said in an interview with The Bulletin Monday afternoon. "I fell, grabbed my gun, fumbled with it and shot. They were going to kill me."

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Teen, 77-Year-Old Exchange Gunfire


Police report a 77-year-old man and one of the teens that tried to rob him are both recovering from gunshot wounds early Tuesday.

Officers tell Action News that the man was approached by 2 teens in the area of Righter Street and Dawson Street in Manayunk around 12:30 a.m.

When two juvenile suspects tried to rob the man at gunpoint, their intended target pulled out his own gun and shot one of the teens in the hand. The 77-year-old victim was also shot hand. He was taken to Roxborough Hospital. The 16-year-old suspect was treated at Jefferson Hospital.

The other juvenile fled the scene, according to police.

The teen that is in custody will be charged with robbery and other charges. Police say no charges have been filed against the elderly victim. [DaveLoneRanger's note: He WASN'T a victim. He refused to be.]



Man stops would-be robber - Robber held at gunpoint until police arrive

A man is behind bars after breaking into a Flint home. Monday afternoon police credited the homeowner for helping them catch the would-be burglar.

It all happened Monday morning at a home in the 5600 Block of Fleming Road north of Pierson Road on Flint's north side.

It all happened early Monday when the man living at the home pulled a gun on the guy. It started when the man living there told police he heard someone trying to break in the back of his home.

The guy got in a basement window and made his way upstairs. But not before waking up the man sleeping inside the house. He grabbed a gun and confronted the burglar face to face.

He held the would-be burglar for 10 minutes, forcing the man to lie on his belly while he called 911. Police showed up and quickly arrested the man.

Neighbors living nearby say they saw the would-be burglar but didn't think of it as suspicious until police showed up.

No one was hurt in all of this. At last check the man arrested is in jail.


Fighting back - Beaten 81-year-old fires shots; two wounded men arrested

James E. Wilson pulled up his white T-shirt and displayed an 8-inch long scar down his mid-section, a memento from a knifing when his store was robbed in 1994.

He was luckier in 2002, when a man tried to rob him at 23rd and Market Street while Wilson was on the way to the bank. Wilson pulled out a pistol, fired and missed the fleeing robber.

And when robbers tried to turn him into a victim a third time Tuesday afternoon, Wilson turned the tables.

After being pistol-whipped at least twice in the head, the 81-year-old grandfather of 14 pulled his pistol from his pocket and fired at his attackers, hitting two of them as they fled.

"I was just doing what I had to do," said Wilson, who said he has a permit to carry the gun. "I was trying to protect myself." [DaveLoneRanger's Note: Another repeat-defender!]

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Worker's shot scares off robbers

A store employee pulled out a revolver and fired what he termed a warning shot at would-be robbers who entered a gold exchange shop Tuesday.

"You come in with a gun, you're going to run out with a bullet," owner Tony Sasson said.

Two males, ages about 18 to 20, entered New York Gold Exchange, Eighth and Main streets, about 5:45 p.m. One pulled out a gun and they threatened to rob the store, Sasson said. Employee Adam Tee fired back.

"They were in self-defense mode. In the midst of the robbery, (the employee) went in the back room and got a gun," Cincinnati Police Lt. Mike Neville said.

Tee said he fired one shot at the wall to scare the robbers off. They fled without property or money. They were seen on foot going east on Eighth Street and down an alley.

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Police: Would-Be Victim Pulls Gun, Shoots Robber

An alleged robber got quite a shock from his victim, who pulled a gun on him and opened fire.

It happened in Philadelphia's Logan Square Tuesday.

Police said Luther Cook, 42, pretended to have a weapon and attempted to rob the victim.

But the victim actually had a gun and shot Cook, NBC 10 reported.

Cook is listed in stable condition and faces several charges in the incident.

Police have not released the name of the shooter, but said he will not be charged since he acted in self-defense.


Farrow Rd. shooting injures suspect

(Richland) June 6, 2006 - Richland County deputies are searching for two robbers. They believe one of the teens should be easy to spot. He's got a gun shot to the leg.

How did the suspect end up shot? Jerome McFadden, a father and store owner, is also now a hero, "You got to do what you got to do, and because of my son I put my life on the line here today."

Deputies say two teenagers held up Jerome's Fresh Meat and Produce Market on Farrow Road in Columbia. The owner wasn't there alone, his 12-year-old son was working with him.

Mcfadden says, "They told me if we called the police they would shoot all of us come back and kill us."

Defending his store, but more importantly, his son, McFadden fired two shots, hitting one robber in the leg. "I said you can do what you want, just don't hurt my son. They didn't hurt us. They took everything in the store except nickles and pennies."

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Victoria man thwarts former employee's attack

A 58-year-old Victoria man was able to thwart an intruder early Friday morning by slapping him across the face with a pistol he had grabbed for protection.

Ultimately, a 36-year-old man, listed as a transient, was arrested by police on suspicion of burglary of a habitation, according to an arrest report.

Officers were called to the home in the 4600 block of Lilac Lane after the resident called 911 reporting someone had kicked in the door to his home.

It was about 3 a.m. when the man told police that he heard a loud noise and grabbed his .22-caliber pistol.

Walking toward the front door he saw the shadow of a person in the doorway, the man told officers.

When the intruder spoke, the resident recognized his voice as a former employee.

The man came at the resident, hitting him in the chest. The resident then hit the man across the face with his pistol and the attacker fled.

Only a couple of blocks away, a clerk called 911, reporting that someone had walked into a convenience store with blood on his face but had left.

The officer eventually found the man after seeing his shadow ducking behind a building in the 600 block of Mockingbird Lane.

The man would later tell police that he had gone to his former employer's home to beat him up over a personal matter.




TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News
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I've been a bit out of commission the past week or so, and rather than do a dozen threads, I figured I'd just do a super-sized ping. *Whew*
1 posted on 06/10/2006 9:36:41 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger
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To: EdReform; jonestown; Ladysmith; Petruchio; PeterPrinciple; Max Combined; alpha-8-25-02; ...
(((SUPER-SIZED ARMED CITIZEN PING!)))



You are being pinged because of your interest in every-day citizens using firearms to save life and limb. Freep-mail if you want on/off.

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3 posted on 06/10/2006 9:38:08 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger ("Good guys" aren't always "nice guys".)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Beware the United Nations who want to have a conference here in our country on July 4th about banning guns world wide. Remember, a treaty signed trumps the Constitution.


4 posted on 06/10/2006 9:43:33 AM PDT by GBA
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To: DaveLoneRanger

What's the address for the bang list?
I'm on a new computer and can't get to mine this weekend. Thanks for the posts.


5 posted on 06/10/2006 9:45:18 AM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (Vote a Straight Republican Ballot. Rid the country of dems. NRA)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

ARmed Citizen PING! Will be taking a hunter's safety course this summer and look forward to being familiar with firearms myself.


6 posted on 06/10/2006 10:47:48 AM PDT by Libertina
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Please add me to your ping list.


7 posted on 06/10/2006 10:48:41 AM PDT by Pyro7480 ("If you wish to go to extremes, let it be in... patience, humility, & charity." -St. Philip Neri)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Bang, Bang, Bang....

Thanks for the "Multi" ping.

Sampson county is just over the river and up the road a piece from my place.


8 posted on 06/10/2006 11:00:19 AM PDT by PeteB570 (Guns, what real men want for Christmas)
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To: GBA

"Remember, a treaty signed trumps the Constitution."

Actually, no. It would be law beneath the Constitution and codified in the US Code.


9 posted on 06/10/2006 11:13:21 AM PDT by WFBFan
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To: WFBFan

I did some additional research and I believe you're correct about treaties and our Constitution. I hope current and future Senators and Presidents know this as well.


10 posted on 06/10/2006 11:43:58 AM PDT by GBA
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To: GBA

"I hope current and future Senators and Presidents know this as well."

I wouldn't bet on that.... ;)


11 posted on 06/10/2006 11:44:57 AM PDT by WFBFan
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To: Shooter 2.5; Pyro7480; GBA
What's the address for the bang list? I'm on a new computer and can't get to mine this weekend. Thanks for the posts.
I don't understand what you mean. What new address? If you have access to your Freeper account (as you obviously do) then you should be getting the pings.
Please add me to your ping list.
You're in, Pyro!
Beware the United Nations who want to have a conference here in our country on July 4th about banning guns world wide. Remember, a treaty signed trumps the Constitution.
I read about it in the latest issue of America's First Freedom. They included a card you can mail to the Secretary General opposing it. The nerve of them, to meet on July 4 to seek to ban our guns. I'm pretty sure WFBFan is correct about national laws superceding international laws when it comes down to it. I know the NRA is strongly in opposition, and they get things done.
12 posted on 06/10/2006 12:40:36 PM PDT by DaveLoneRanger ("Good guys" aren't always "nice guys".)
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To: All
Almost forgot our Honorable Mentions:

Bank Customer Tackles Would-Be Bank Robber

BRADENTON, Fla. -- Here's a bank robber who might be happy to see the police. It's not the cops that are Mauricio Bianchi's big problem. He can't seem to escape everyone else.

Police allege that Bianchi, 37, tried to rob a bank in Bradenton on Thursday. But as he was running out of the bank, a newspaper carrier in line to make a deposit, tackled Bianchi and held him until police arrived.

Twenty-seven-year-old David Sovey, the paper carrier, is quite a bit bigger than Bianchi. Sovey said he had a feeling a man near him in line was going to rob the SunTrust Bank. Sovey said the man's strange hat, sunglasses and a teller's serious face, plus the way he bolted to the door, told him all he needed to know. Sovey tackled the man and pinned him to the ground until deputies arrived.

It's the second time in about a month Bianchi has been foiled by a bystander.

A few weeks ago, down the street from the bank, a supermarket manager ran after and detained Bianchi after he allegedly stole an eight-piece box of chicken. Bianchi was arrested then on charges of retail theft and resisting a merchant.

Officials told Sovey he should not have gotten involved because he could have suffered greater injuries than the scratches he received on his shoulder and face.


Pizza employee chases away would-be armed robber

VERNON - An employee with a "pizza poker" thwarted a would-be robber at Domino's Pizza on Windsor Avenue Thursday night, police said.

Police said they received a call shortly after 8 p.m. Thursday from a store employee reporting that a youth wearing a red, hooded sweatshirt and a blue bandana around his face had come into the store with a kitchen knife and demanded money.

The youth told the two store employees to "give me your money and no one gets hurt," according to police.

A third employee hearing the confrontation used the long, metal pole to shoo the man away before any money was taken.

Officers set up a perimeter around the area and brought in a dog to help track the youth.
13 posted on 06/10/2006 12:50:24 PM PDT by DaveLoneRanger ("Good guys" aren't always "nice guys".)
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To: DaveLoneRanger
"I'm pretty sure WFBFan is correct about national laws superceding international laws when it comes down to it."

My understanding is that an international treaty that the Senate ratifies becomes US national law, albeit inferior to the Constitution.
14 posted on 06/10/2006 1:22:00 PM PDT by WFBFan
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To: WFBFan

Like Kyoto. They cannot make us abide. The US even signed it. It just wasn't ratified in the Senate. 97-0 was the defeating vote, actually, and under Clinton no less.


15 posted on 06/10/2006 1:59:44 PM PDT by DaveLoneRanger ("Good guys" aren't always "nice guys".)
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To: GBA
Remember, a treaty signed trumps the Constitution.

People who are saying they won't vote for a Republican in '08 because of Bush's immigration policies should remember that. Any Democrat who could get the Dem nomination would gladly sign a UN treaty which would override the 2nd Amendment, and a Democrat majority Senate would ratify it in a New York minute.

That's also another very good reason not to nominate someone like Giuliani or McCain for the GOP slot, as if another good reason is really necessary for either of those two RINOs.

16 posted on 06/10/2006 3:01:11 PM PDT by epow (The way of the cross leads home.)
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To: epow
I was wrong in # 16. Actually a simple Democrat majority in the Senate could not ratify the treaty, it takes a 2/3 majority and I doubt there will be more than 66 Senators anytime in the near future who would vote for such a treaty.

As for the question of the treaty trumping the Constitution, I have always heard that it's true but scanning quickly through my copy of the Constitution I can't find anything saying that. I'm going to look more closely now, I may have missed something.

17 posted on 06/10/2006 3:13:15 PM PDT by epow (The way of the cross leads home.)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

"Man killed after trying to force his way into 2 houses, say police":

He shot the locks off the doors of two houses with a shotgun a nd the police can't say it was self-defense?!?!


18 posted on 06/10/2006 4:08:07 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: GBA
And how do they plan on enforcing this ban? And who's going to have the guns; the UN peacekeeping farce force? It sounds like the perfect set up for the end times.
19 posted on 06/10/2006 4:13:41 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Outstanding post/thread. Please add me to your ping list. Thanks for your work.


20 posted on 06/10/2006 4:13:46 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: DaveLoneRanger; All

The bang list is a separate topic heading for Second Amendment threads. If a thread has "Banglist" in the key words, it automatically appears there. No one has to ping you to the threads. Just bookmark the page and all the threads are listed. I just need the address so I can go there and bookmark it.


21 posted on 06/10/2006 5:54:16 PM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (Vote a Straight Republican Ballot. Rid the country of dems. NRA)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Thanks for the updates.....


22 posted on 06/10/2006 11:28:02 PM PDT by .45MAN ("Come Lord Jesus" The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you all. Amen (Rev 22:20))
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To: epow
a Democrat majority Senate would ratify it in a New York minute

Nah, it takes 2/3 of a Senate vote to ratify an international treaty. Democrats, in their current form, will never get 67 Senate seats again.

23 posted on 06/11/2006 6:23:32 AM PDT by xrp (Fox News Channel: MISSING WHITE GIRL NETWORK)
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To: xrp

"Democrats, in their current form, will never get 67 Senate seats again."

I'd bet that's why they support the President's amnesty....


24 posted on 06/11/2006 9:41:53 PM PDT by WFBFan
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To: DaveLoneRanger

t.y for the hard work Dave...the reading cheers up a dreary Monday and goes well with my coffee.


25 posted on 06/12/2006 8:50:41 AM PDT by woollyone (Preacher; "If there was more love in the world, there'd probably be a lot less dyin'")
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Thanks for the ping!


26 posted on 06/12/2006 9:02:53 AM PDT by EdReform (Protect our 2nd Amendment Rights - Join the NRA today - www.nra.org)
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