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Keyword: selfdefence

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  • Gun rights activists promise tough response to rejection of self-defense initiative (Russia)

    04/15/2014 1:23:46 PM PDT · by kronos77 · 1 replies
    A public petition asking to broaden the legislative limits of self-defense has been rejected by the Interior and Justice Ministries, but activists intend to continue the campaign and promise pickets near the government HQ and rallies across the country. The petition entitled “My home is my fortress” has collected over 100,000 signatures of Russian citizens on a dedicated web-site which officially gave it legislative legs. If the draft was passed any action of a citizen inside his or her home against an intruder would be qualified as necessary self-defense, which, in turn, could lead to the withdrawal of murder charges...
  • Homeowner kills burglar he finds in house

    01/27/2014 3:20:37 PM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    jacksonville.com ^ | 25 January, 2014 | Larry Hannan
    Jacksonville police have judged that a homeowner who shot and killed an intruder inside his house was justified in firing the shot. But the homeowner, whose name has not been released, has been arrested for a misdemeanor violation of injunction for having a firearm, and was taken into custody Saturday afternoon, police said. The shooting occurred around 10 a.m. at a house on the 2700 block of Aubrey Avenue. The intruder was taken to UF Health Jacksonville and pronounced dead, said Sgt. Jay Farhat with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
  • Liberal Judge: My Reverse Racism Made Me Convict White ‘Killer’

    12/12/2013 1:13:43 PM PST · by Main Street · 48 replies
    nypost.com ^ | December 12, 2013 | Josh Saul
    Retired Brooklyn Supreme Court Judge Frank Barbaro wants a white man he convicted in 1999 of killing a black man to be freed — claiming Wednesday he based the verdict on his own reverse racism. The 86-year-old former jurist convicted Donald Kagan, now 39, of fatally shooting Wavell Wint, 22, during a struggle over Kagan’s chain outside an East New York movie theater in 1998. But Barbaro told a court that, because of his viewpoint as a civil-rights activist, he didn’t consider a justification defense by Kagan in the nonjury trial. “Mr. Kagan had no intent to kill that man...
  • Knock Out Avoidance: How To Dodge Being A Victim of Violent Thugs

    12/01/2013 7:43:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 134 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2013 | Doug Giles
    Can you imagine getting a phone call that your sweet, seventy-three year old grandma was sucker punched by a roving band of teenaged thugs and she’s now in ICU with a broken jaw and a cracked noggin? You can’t? Yeah, me either. But we should start envisioning such a bizarre scenario for our sainted elders and others because “the knockout game” is all the rage for demonic hood rats lurking the streets. If you’re not dialed in on the sadistic phenomenon known as the “knock out game” then Google it yourself because I’m not going to provide a link to...
  • ‘I shot burglars to protect my lovely wife. Then police came... ’

    09/08/2012 11:05:45 PM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 42 replies
    The Sun ^ | 9-9-12 | Andrew Parker
    A COUPLE held by police for 66 hours after robbers were shot at their cottage spoke for the first time yesterday about their “living nightmare” following their arrest. Businessman Andy Ferrie, 35, said he opened fire simply to protect his “precious, lovely wife” Tracey. She revealed she became so terrified after their arrest she thought cops would NEVER release them. And between them, they told of a shocking ordeal in which they were THROWN in separate police cells wearing grey prison-style tracksuits and black plimsolls; GRILLED by cops in a series of interviews; BANNED from talking to each other, and...
  • Conservative MPs demand greater rights for householders against burglars

    09/08/2012 4:07:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 08 Sep 2012 | Patrick Hennessy
    Tory MPs make fresh demands today for the law to be changed to give clear rights to householders who protect themselves against burglars. They call on Chris Grayling, the new Justice Secretary, to “raise the bar” against criminals and alter the law on self defence to make it harder for householders to end up in the dock for defending their homes. The debate was reopened after Andy and Tracey Ferrie spent almost three days last week being questioned on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm after shooting at, and wounding, two men who broke into their remote farmhouse in Leicestershire....
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - Morality of War

    04/01/2012 11:45:17 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 2 replies
    Celledoor.Com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Morality of War 1178. Is war justifiable under any circumstances according to the will of Christ? If all men did the will of Christ there would be no war. But if some people refuse to do the will of Christ, those who desire to fulfill His will may be compelled to fight and may quite lawfully do so. 1179. Did not Christ counsel meekness, and say that if we are smitten on one cheek, we should turn the other? An individual is free to practice heroic meekness where his own rights are concerned, if he so desires. But, when smitten...
  • The Truth about Violence: 3 Principles of Self-Defense

    11/20/2011 1:26:34 PM PST · by bkopto · 49 replies
    Sam Harris ^ | Nov 5, 2011 | Sam Harris
    ...Although most of us are good at recognizing danger, our instincts often lead us to behave in ways that increase our chances of being injured or killed once a threat emerges. Principle #1: Avoid dangerous people and dangerous places. The primary goal of self-defense is to avoid becoming the victim of violence. The best way to do this is to not be where violence is likely to occur. Of course, that’s not always possible—but without question, it is your first and best line of defense. If you visit dangerous neighborhoods at night, or hike alone and unarmed on trails near...
  • Are more folks fed up, and fighting back against criminals?

    09/28/2011 7:35:00 AM PDT · by mmanager · 20 replies
    Post Dispatch ^ | September 28, 2011 | Amanda St. Amand
    Three times in the past week, would-be victims of crime have fought back in St. Louis. Last Friday, a housesitter shot and killed a burglar in the Fox Park Neighborhood. On Monday, a homeowner shot and killed an intruder in the city's West End neighborhood. And early today -- in a story that is still developing -- police said a man trying to rob a group of people was killed when one of his intended victims pulled a gun and shot him. That happened in the Jeff Vanderlou neighborhood.
  • UPDATE: Supporters Rally for Walmart Shooting Suspect; Judge Sets Bond

    08/29/2011 5:44:04 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    http://www.wsaz.com/news/headlines/Shooting_Outside_Wal-Mart_128205923.html ^ | 8/29/2011 | Michael Hyland; Josh McComas, Randy Yohe, Cathleen Moxley
    LOGAN, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A community is split down the middle after a restaurant worker shot the man who robbed him. It happened last week at the Walmart in Logan. Click here to find out more! Police say David Abbott threatened to cut Jesus Canul's neck and demanded cash. Abbott took his wallet and was leaving when Canul took action. He is accused of shooting and killing Abbott. Canul was back in court Monday for a bond hearing, but the real story took place outside the courtroom. Dozens rallied the streets of Logan in support of Canul. “He is somebody...
  • Malcolm’s Moment

    08/18/2011 6:55:14 AM PDT · by KyGeezer · 8 replies
    POWERLINE ^ | August 18, 2011 | Scott Johnson and Joyce Lee Malcolm
    As I read Paul Rahe’s recent Ricochet post “Rioting for fun and profit,” it occurred to me that events in England had made this Malcolm’s moment — Malcolm as in Professor Joyce Lee Malcolm. Professor Malcolm is a historian and constitutional scholar specializing in British and colonial American history who teaches on the faculty of the George Mason University Law School. Professor Malcolm has devoted much of her scholarly career to the historical roots of the right to bear arms, on the one hand, and the link between the abrogation of the right to bear arms and the rise of...
  • Russian Village’s Self-Defense Underlines Failures of Police

    08/05/2011 11:49:35 AM PDT · by klpt · 13 replies · 1+ views
    The New York Times ^ | august 4, 2011 | seth mydans
    AGRA, Russia — When Sergei the Gypsy wanted to show who was boss in this tiny settlement on the edge of the Ural Mountains, he gathered a posse of armed men and drove down a narrow road through the night, illuminating the forest with his headlights. “They are coming to kill us,” one of the villagers shouted, and Viktor Gorodilov, who was in his bathhouse, threw on some clothes and joined a small group of men with shotguns, pitchforks, chains and knives to guard the road. “We just had three guns, including me,” said Mr. Gorodilov, 56. “But they didn’t...
  • Who Is The Fanatic When It Comes to Gun Control?

    08/03/2011 6:04:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 43 replies
    JPFO ^ | 29 July, 2011 | Charles Heller
    Washington, DC --(Ammoland.com)- Colin Goddard, the misguided Virginia Tech shooting victim who has turned to the Brady Center to Promote Gun Violence for solace, said in a recent post about the Oslo Shooting: “Unfortunately, I was soon infuriated by the gun fanatics in America who immediately used this massacre to assert that strong gun laws, like Norway’s, don’t work.” Well, if you look at the case of Anders Behring Breivik, Norway’s ludicrous “gun control” laws don’t and didn’t work. So, the first question is: Who, Mr. Goddard, is actually the fanatic in this case? Is it common sense self defense...
  • Self-Defense Tip: After a Defensive Gun Use, Sleep on It

    08/03/2011 6:22:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 3 August, 2011 | Robert Farago
    In Meatloaf’s Paradise by the Dashboard Light, the hormone-crazed singer’s girlfriend won’t let him score a home run until and unless he promises to love her forever. His initial response: “Let me sleep on it. Baby baby let me sleep on it. Let me sleep on it, I’ll give you my answer in the morning.” When it comes to providing your version of events to the police after a defensive gun use (DGU), same answer. Do NOT submit to a police interview until at least 24 hours later. Say “My life was in danger.” Then STFU, contact your lawyer and...
  • Uptown robbers target the wrong guy (MN)

    05/11/2011 11:10:32 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 18 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 5/11/11 | Matt McKinney
    The Uptown robbers struck again Tuesday night, only this time their victim was armed, police say. Edward Curtis, 61, who described himself to police as an ex-Marine, fired several shots at a group of men who attacked him as he got out of his car near his apartment, according to police records. Curtis thinks he may have struck one of the men, said Minneapolis Police Lt. Mike Fossum. "He had just parked his car in the parking lot," said Fossum. "These guys blitzed him. They just started kicking his ass. He managed to get off three rounds." The suspects, one...
  • Home for Christmas: Father dramatically set free after shooting teenager in 'lynch mob' gang

    12/24/2010 8:08:49 AM PST · by Charlespg · 116 replies · 2+ views
    Daily mail ^ | 24th December 2010 | DAVID GARDNER
    A black father has been sensationally pardoned for the racially charged murder of a white teenager he claimed was part of a ‘lynch mob’ that stormed his home. John White, 57, was freed after serving just five months of a two-to-four-year prison sentence for the shooting.
  • CCTV Of Gun Thug Tackled By Innocent Man (Don't Talk the Talk if...)

    12/09/2009 10:03:12 AM PST · by GonzoII · 17 replies · 959+ views
    Sky News ^ | December 09, 2009 | Alex Watts
    A teenage thug has been jailed indefinitely for holding a gun to a drinker's head and threatening to shoot him. CCTV footage captured the moment gang member James Lee Drewitt was overpowered and head-butted by the innocent man. The 19-year-old had only just been released from prison when he was involved in gang violence outside the Gorton Mount pub in Manchester. Shots were heard and a number of youths ran into the pub, saying they had been fired at by a rival gang, Manchester Crown Court heard. The man's wife was smoking a cigarette in the street, and he walked...
  • Farmer's daughter disarms terrorist and shoots him dead with AK47

    10/01/2009 8:38:02 AM PDT · by King David · 25 replies · 1,622+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | Sept. 29, 2009 | Dean Nelson
    An Indian farmer’s daughter disarmed a terrorist leader who broke into her home, attacked him with an axe and shot him dead with his own gun. Rukhsana Kausar, 21, was with her parents and brother in Jammu and Kashmir when three gunmen, believed to be Pakistani militants, forced their way in and demanded food and beds for the night...
  • Police: Teen shot in chest during attempted home invasion

    08/06/2009 7:45:04 PM PDT · by GSP.FAN · 41 replies · 1,432+ views
    Knoxnews ^ | August 6, 2009 | J.J. Stambaugh
    KNOXVILLE — The 17-year-old boy who was killed while allegedly trying to break into a South Knoxville house died from a single gunshot wound to the chest, a police spokesman said today.
  • Child shoots intruder during home break-in

    07/18/2009 7:20:21 PM PDT · by GSP.FAN · 34 replies · 1,722+ views
    KSLA ^ | July 17, 2009 | David Spunt
    PORT ALLEN, LA (WAFB) - A ten-year-old boy left home alone with his sister used his mother's gun to shoot an intruder in the face, police said. Late Tuesday, West Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputies received a call to a Port Allen apartment complex after several shots rang out from inside one of the apartments. "You are out here trying to work and for someone to come and do that and invade your home is very hard," the children's mother said. She asked to not be identified.
  • Man threatens family, but wife shoots him first: police

    04/14/2009 5:47:14 PM PDT · by GSP.FAN · 26 replies · 1,071+ views
    TBO.com ^ | April 14, 2009 | TBO
    As Christoff loaded a handgun, he called out the name of the family member each bullet was meant for, Winter Haven police say. His wife was apparently the first target. Christoff pointed the gun at her, but Dawn Christoff had armed herself with a .9mm handgun to protect her family, police spokesman Sgt. Brad Coleman said. Dawn Christoff pulled the trigger first, striking her husband several times.
  • Israel Rains Fire Down On Gaza In Response To Rocket Attacks On Southern Israel

    12/27/2008 7:38:13 PM PST · by stevelackner · 23 replies · 1,271+ views
    STEVELACKNER.COM ^ | December 27, 2008 | Steven W. Lackner
    Israel has finally responded to the rocket attacks against her civilians by raining fire down on Hamas in the Gaza strip. The Jerusalem Post reports the response constitutes the "heaviest military strike against the Gaza Strip since the 1967 Six Day War" as "the Israel Air Force bombed over 170 targets on Saturday, killing more than 230 Palestinians." "Operation Cast Lead" is aimed at putting a stop to Hamas rocket attacks against southern Israel. The Jerusalem Post continues saying that "in two waves, over 100 fighter jets and attack helicopters dropped dozens of smart bombs and hundreds of tons of...
  • Former Marine's Actions Called Into Question

    07/07/2008 8:46:18 AM PDT · by tje · 114 replies · 1,698+ views
    Local 10 ^ | June 29, 2007 | Local Ten
    PLANTATION, Fla. -- The family of one of the men who was shot by a retired United States Marine while they attempted to rob a Subway sandwich shop said the customer shouldn't have pulled the trigger. According to Plantation police, two armed men barged into the Subway at 1949 Pine Island Road shortly after 11 p.m. Wednesday, demanding money from the employee behind the counter. When they tried to force John Lovell into the bathroom, he pulled out a gun and shot both men, police said.
  • Why can't we protect ourselves?

    06/29/2008 7:21:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies · 111+ views
    winnipeg sun ^ | June 28, 2008 | Joseph Quesnel
    Events in the U.S. and Toronto highlight differences between our two countries on firearms. As Toronto city council bans shooting clubs within city limits, the U.S. Supreme Court issues a ruling validating private gun ownership as constitutionally protected , overruling a restrictive D.C. law banning handguns. Canadians have an interesting relationship with guns. Canada is home to millions of firearms and our level of gun ownership of 22% is close to France and Sweden, yet we speak about them with terror and pretend guns are something only Americans own. Our association of America with guns runs deep. Torontonians speak scornfully...
  • Phoenix man kills truck theft suspect claiming self-defense

    05/12/2008 3:45:29 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 26 replies · 122+ views
    ABC15 ^ | 5-12-08 | Deborah Stocks
    The vehicle theft suspect was shot and killed by a homeowner as the suspect drove his vehicle at him Thursday morning. Cody Geneha, 22, told police he was inside his home, near 31st and Glendale avenues, when he heard his truck being started at around 12:30 a.m. Geneha picked up a gun and went outside where he saw a man driving away in his truck. The vehicle thief made a U-turn and accelerated toward the homeowner, who was standing on the sidwalk, according to police. The homeowner fired several shots at the man in the truck.
  • Dutch MPs emphasise right to self-defence

    11/07/2007 2:12:30 PM PST · by knighthawk · 12 replies · 17+ views
    Radio Netherlands ^ | November 07 2007
    The Hague, the Netherlands - A majority in parliament wants to end the current situation in which people who defend themselves against burglars and robbers are automatically treated as suspects and arrested. Parliament says that victims of burglaries and robberies should only be arrested if they used excessive violence. The conservative VVD wants to enshrine the right to self-defence in law, but the other parties feel that current legislation adequately defines what constitutes self-defence and fear that people might take justice into their own hands.
  • Police in Plantation, Florida, say ex-Marine within his rights to shoot armed robbers in Subway

    06/29/2007 6:11:33 AM PDT · by Happy Valley Dude · 118 replies · 8,496+ views
    South Florida Sun Sentinel ^ | 6/29/2007 | Akilah Johnson, Andrew Tran and Juan C. Ortega
    Some are calling a former U.S. Marine a hero for shooting two men — killing one — during the botched robbery of a sandwich shop in Plantation. But the men's friends and family want to know how he could gun them down and not be charged. John Lovell had just finished dinner at about 11:15 p.m. Wednesday when, Plantation police say, two men armed with guns rushed inside a Subway shop and demanded cash. After robbing the store, the men turned to Lovell. They wanted his money, police said. But like his attackers, Lovell was armed. The retired military man...
  • Interview Of Greg Floyd Sr. Details Franconia (N.H.)Shootings

    06/29/2007 5:43:38 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 23 replies · 3,030+ views
    Caledonian Record ^ | Thursday June 28, 2007 | AMY ASH NIXON Staff Writer
    EDITOR'S NOTE: The following details the police interview of Gregory Floyd Sr., the man who shot Liko Kenney, Cpl. Bruce McKay's killer. Yesterday's paper featured police interviews with the two witnesses to the shootings, Gregory Floyd Jr. and Caleb Macaulay. In an interview with Sgt. Charles West of the New Hampshire State Police on the night of the shootings, Gregory Floyd Sr., 49, who was the passer-by who came upon the scene, took Cpl. Bruce McKay's gun and shot and killed Liko Kenney, Floyd shares his version of the accounts of that night. The interview begins with the trooper informing...
  • Pharmacist Wards Off Robber with Gun (robbed 20x in past- has surprise for this robber)

    05/23/2007 8:21:06 AM PDT · by skyman · 25 replies · 2,265+ views
    ksl.com ^ | May 22 | Amanda Butterfield
    A thief handed a note demanding Oxycontin over the counter of a Murray pharmacy, but the pharmacist had a surprise under the counter. "I just pulled a gun on him and said 'get out of here," Rod Dunn tells KSL. Pharmacist Rod Dunn is tired of getting robbed for pills and he's not going to take it anymore, so he used a gun to protect his pharmacy and employees. It happened at Millcreek Pharmacy, a family-owned and run business. The man who tried to rob them quickly learned not to mess with this pharmacy. Rod Dunn has been robbed before,...
  • Bill expanding use of deadly force heads to governor (MO Gun Rights Update - 'Castle Doctrine')

    05/16/2007 12:10:10 PM PDT · by Princip. Conservative · 13 replies · 905+ views
    People would be protected from criminal prosecution and civil lawsuits if they use deadly force against someone who illegally enters their home, car or other dwelling under legislation sent to the governor's desk Tuesday. The measure also includes a provision added in response to the Virginia Tech slayings. Currently, Missouri does not transmit mental health records to the database that licensed gun dealers nationwide use to do instant background checks before any sale. Only people with criminal convictions are added to the system. The bill calls for records from court actions requiring people to undergo mental health treatment, either outpatient...
  • Hollywood Up In Arms

    03/26/2007 10:10:12 AM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 19 replies · 1,750+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 26 March 2007 | David Kahane
    You see, although we in Hollywood are personally opposed to firearms, and passionately support gun control, we have to be realistic about Bush’s America and protect our families and, more important, our possessions from burglars, stalkers, muggers, street people, the homeless, immigrants, the Christian Right, and tourists from Kansas City. That’s why we were all so taken aback by the recent D.C. circuit-court ruling, which found that the residents of Washington are constitutionally entitled, as individuals, to possess firearms. It’s bad enough that every criminal in L.A. County has unlimited access to guns — now they want to give them...
  • U.S. Would Have Fired on The Iranians

    03/25/2007 5:30:55 PM PDT · by Weight of Glory · 202 replies · 7,078+ views
    The executive officer - second-in-command on USS Underwood, the frigate working in the British-controlled task force with HMS Cornwall - said: “The unique US Navy rules of engagement say we not only have a right to self-defence but also an obligation to self-defence. They [the British] had every right in my mind and every justification to defend themselves rather than allow themselves to be taken. Our reaction was, ‘Why didn’t your guys defend themselves?’”…
  • 100-year-old Buster fights off three muggers

    02/28/2007 12:59:14 PM PST · by protest1 · 37 replies · 1,206+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | 28th February 2007 | The Daily Mail
    100-year-old Buster fights off three muggers Britain's oldest employee has told how he single-handedly fought off a gang of muggers. Buster Martin, 100, a van cleaner for Pimlico Plumbers, was walking to a bus stop in south London when three youths pounced on him from behind. Despite their best efforts to subdue him, the Second World War veteran launched a counterattack and sent them running empty-handed. He said: "They obviously thought I would be an easy touch because I'm old. But they soon found out I'm still a good fighter. "They just jumped on me and caught me unexpected. But...
  • Resort Town Gives Away Pepper Spray After Assaults ( Crested Butte )

    10/14/2006 2:26:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies · 436+ views
    The resort town of Mount Crested Butte is giving away free pepper spray after several women reported being assaulted. Police spokeswoman Julia Shirk said 200 spray key chains were ordered and about 30 women have come by to pick one up. Shirk said that even though it is a small town, people feel safer carrying the pepper spray, especially with the ski season approaching and thousand of out-of-towners will be visiting.
  • Gun class for Utah teachers - Free concealed-weapons session

    10/13/2006 10:55:07 AM PDT · by Grig · 46 replies · 2,867+ views
    Deseret Morning News ^ | Friday, October 13, 2006 | By Ben Winslow and Jennifer Toomer-Cook
    More than a dozen teachers and public school employees will spend part of their UEA weekend in a classroom — learning how to use a gun. Clark Aposhian is offering a free class today to public school employees seeking to get their concealed- weapons permit. "It is self-defense," he told the Deseret Morning News on Thursday. "But because teachers and school administrators and custodians are typically surrounded by students all day, any threat to any individual with a firearm would also be a threat to those students." The concealed-weapons instructor's offer was met with opposition from some teachers and union...
  • Elderly Jew Shoots Antisemite in Self-Defense, Moscow Police Charge Him With “Hooliganism”

    09/19/2006 2:18:33 PM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 30 replies · 755+ views
    A 70-year old Jew is being charged with “hooliganism” after shooting an attacker in self-defense, according to a September 7, 2006 report in the national daily Moskovsky Komsomolets. Anatoly Vaysman, a journalist at the “Behind the Wheel” magazine, reportedly got out of his car near a Moscow store in January 2005 when he heard someone shouting at him “Stop, you kike!” He turned to see a middle aged man charging at him. The man allegedly gave him a hard shove to the chest and then reached into his pocket, possibly for a weapon. Mr. Vaysman then shot his assailant with...
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick 07-22-2006

    07/22/2006 8:54:59 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 198+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 07-22-2006 | grey_whiskers
    See for example this thread first. This item made me stop and stare: A man, with a knife, killed a bear! And this is a keeper: He's also a Freeper! (Just thought I should make you aware...)
  • Tourist kills man who pointed gun at trooper

    07/14/2006 3:08:06 PM PDT · by Species8472 · 82 replies · 3,394+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | July 14, 2006 | JEANNETTE J. LEE
    A man was shot to death near Manley Hot Springs on Tuesday after pointing a long gun at an Alaska state trooper, officials said Thursday. The man was shot by an out-of-state fisherman who had called for trooper assistance because, he said, the man who was killed had earlier been shooting at him and a fishing partner. The trooper was Michael Wery, based in Fairbanks. The dead man had lived in the 75-person community of Manley Hot Springs for several years and had been camping nearby for what troopers say may have been several months. The two men didn't know...
  • Hollywood teen shoots intruder after father says on phone, `Do what you have to do'

    05/26/2006 4:40:23 AM PDT · by Guard Dog · 40 replies · 2,545+ views
    Sun Sentinel ^ | May 25 2006 | Marlene Naanes
    Javaris Granger wished his father was there instead of him. His father was on the phone, urging Granger, 15, to get the gun they used for shooting practice. "Do what you have to do," his father said. Granger did. He aimed the gun and fired at the violent intruder. It was 3:30 a.m. Granger woke with a start, hearing his mother's frantic voice and something slamming against the front window. He ran out to the dark living room and saw his mother screaming as a man, cursing and muttering, threw a bicycle at the window. Within seconds, Granger ran into...
  • Weapons ban softened to allow historical events (Mass. town bans knives over 2 1/2")

    03/28/2006 5:59:18 AM PST · by Cagey · 65 replies · 984+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 3-27-2006
    LAWRENCE, Mass. --Civil War buffs, outdoorsmen and police officers all claimed victory in the creation of a citywide knife ban that was softened to accommodate historical exhibits and re-enactments and some recreational and occupational uses. Under the new rule, which will take effect April 20, machetes, sabers, swords, knives, ice picks and other similar weapons with 2.5-inch or longer blades capable of penetrating a police officer's vest are banned in Lawrence. However such weapons used in fishing, hunting, performing arts and job- or historical-related activities are allowed. "Flag staff tips to bayonets to sabers is really the lifeblood (of the...
  • Italy approves self-defence law

    01/24/2006 5:53:59 PM PST · by Panerai · 20 replies · 757+ views
    BBC News ^ | 01/24/2006
    The Italian parliament has passed legislation allowing people to shoot robbers in self-defence.The law permits the use of guns and knives by people in homes or workplaces to protect lives or belongings. The reform was introduced by the Northern League party, a right-wing member of the ruling coalition with a strong anti-crime platform. The opposition voted against the bill, which critics say will encourage people to take the law into their own hands. Controversy The new law will allow people to use legally registered weapons to protect themselves or others, and their property and the property of others, from harm....
  • Robber killed by clerk was "desperate"

    12/29/2005 12:27:09 AM PST · by IYellAtMyTV · 95 replies · 2,915+ views
    Spokesman-Review ^ | Dec. 28, 2005 | Benjamin Shors
    On the day after Christmas, a desperate Joseph Kalani Hatchie walked into a cigarette store near the Idaho state line with an unloaded pellet gun. He never walked out. The 47-year-old former military policeman and father, who had no criminal record, faced a December eviction from his family’s rental duplex in Greenacres and a pile of medical bills. But he told his wife not worry about the money problems. On Monday, the day before he was to meet with an attorney about the eviction, Hatchie kissed his wife goodbye and drove his brother home. Just before 8 p.m., he pulled...
  • Communities that opened arms are now bearing arms

    09/07/2005 9:58:56 AM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 49 replies · 2,403+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 9/6/05 | LISA FALKENBERG
    Communities that opened arms are now bearing arms Residents flock to gun stores on false rumors that crime is rising By LISA FALKENBERG LAFAYETTE, LA. - Rumors of rapes, robberies and other crimes spiking with the influx of New Orleans hurricane evacuees have incited a run on guns at stores across Cajun Country. Gun dealers from Lake Charles to Baton Rouge say they can't keep up with demand for small revolvers, semiautomatics, shotguns and stun guns, many being purchased by women and first-time gun owners, despite police denials that the crime rate has jumped. "We have now officially sold more...
  • Professors bring guns into the classroom!

    07/22/2005 3:58:28 AM PDT · by voletti · 13 replies · 639+ views
    Indian Express ^ | 7/21/05 | Aman Sharma
    Teachers at Meerut Government College have added an item to their teaching aids: a weapon for self-defence. Those who have licensed weapons are now bringing them to the college after a student fired at a professor on Tuesday. ‘‘All professors who have licensed weapons have decided to bring them along to the college. Some of us have pistols, others have single-barrel guns that they brought today,’’ said Sociology Professor Amarjit Singh, who was the latest target. ‘‘We have no trust in the police...they can’t even control eve-teasing here, how will they protect us!’’ ‘‘Students are going out of hand...we will...
  • [Montana] Senate kills self-defense bill

    04/07/2005 5:56:38 AM PDT · by Brian328i · 28 replies · 1,037+ views
    The Bozeman Daily Chronicle ^ | April 7, 2005 | WALT WILLIAMS
    HELENA -- The Senate shot down a bill that would have spelled out that people have a right to use guns to defend themselves Tuesday. House Bill 693 by Rep. Jack Wells, R-Bozeman, died an unusual death. It was first amended by senators to strike out everything in the bill except one small section prohibiting employers from firing employees who keep guns in vehicles parked in the company parking lot. The Senate then moved to indefinitely postpone the bill because the amendment pretty much erased its entire purpose. Sen. Mike Wheat, D-Bozeman, who suggested the amendment, was pleased to see...
  • Florida Law Expands Right to Kill in Self-Defense

    04/05/2005 11:52:16 AM PDT · by Sleeping Freeper · 16 replies · 986+ views
    Reuters ^ | Tue Apr 5, 2005 | Michael Peltier
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) - People in Florida will be allowed to kill in self-defense on the street without trying to flee under a new law passed by state politicians on Tuesday that critics say will bring a Wild West mentality and innocent deaths. The Florida House of Representatives, citing the need to allow people to "stand their ground," voted 94-20 to codify and expand court rulings that already allow people to use deadly force to protect themselves in their homes without first trying to escape. The new bill goes further by allowing citizens to use deadly force in a public...
  • Reassurance over attacking burglars (UK)

    02/01/2005 6:41:00 AM PST · by MadIvan · 18 replies · 508+ views
    Ananova ^ | February 1, 2005 | Staff
    Householders will not face prosecution for attacking or even killing a burglar providing they use only "reasonable force", new guidelines said.Police and prosecutors published a new leaflet advising the public how far they can go to defend their property. Even using items as weapons would not lead to prosecution if householders were doing what they "honestly and instinctively" believed was necessary "in the heat of the moment", it said. The leaflet from the Crown Prosecution Service and the Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo) attempted to clear up confusion over the point at which defending one's family and property becomes...
  • Man defends self, is arrested (tales from Massachusetts)

    12/27/2004 4:01:52 PM PST · by pabianice · 65 replies · 3,861+ views
    The Outdoor Message | 12/04 | Schwarz
    One day in 1994, Doug Burns was leaving an appointment at Mass General Hospital when he was set upon by a thug standing over 6 feet tall and weighing more than 300 pounds. The criminal first battered Burns and when Burns protested the assault the thug threw a weapon at Burns and then charged Burns. Burns then drew his licensed handgun and shouted at the attacker to stop and then yelled at everyone nearby to call 911. Many calls were then received by 911, telling of the attack and how the victim was holding the criminal at gunpoint. When the...
  • Companies that ban guns put on defensive

    12/10/2004 9:44:43 PM PST · by crushelits · 50 replies · 1,514+ views
    yahoo.com ^ | Fri Dec 10,11:50 | Stephanie Armour
    Ronald Honeycutt didn't hesitate. The Pizza Hut driver had just finished dropping off a delivery when a man holding a gun approached him. Honeycutt wasn't about to become another robbery statistic. He grabbed the 9 mm handgun he always carries in his belt and shot the man more than 10 times, killing him. Honeycutt faced no criminal charges, because prosecutors decided that he acted in self-defense. But the 39-year-old did lose his job: Carrying a gun violated Pizza Hut's no-weapons rule. "It's not fair," says Honeycutt of Carmel, Ind., who has found another pizza-delivery job and continues to carry a...
  • Why the 2nd amendment is so important (WARNING: Graphic lanquage in video)

    11/22/2004 7:18:05 PM PST · by fo0hzy · 16 replies · 1,888+ views
    WARNING: This video contains explicite language. I would have run him over.