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Posted: 3/8/2006 10:48:56 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/8/2006 10:49:32 AM EDT by Hipster]
Exercising the Right
by Kurt Williamsen
The New American Magazine
March 20, 2006 Edition

"... the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."



Handy Enough for the Job


Damian Powell was going to a Raleigh, North Carolina, apartment when two teenage males demanded money. One of the young men produced a gun, but the gun didn't get the reaction he sought.

Powell dislodged the gun from the youth's grip, and then he ran to his car, where he had a gun of his own. Upon getting his gun, Powell shot it out with the robbers, hitting one, sending both fleeing.

When the wounded young man, Cesar Solorzano, sought medical treatment, he was caught. The second suspect, Antoine Sanders, was also arrested. They were charged with the robbery. No charges are expected against Powell, according to NBC News 17.

Refuge in a Gun

After hearing glass breaking in her house at 6:00 a.m., a Milwaukee, Wisconsin, woman called the police, armed herself, and investigated.

The unidentified woman, upon hearing the glass break, retrieved the gun she had purchased the previous summer after her older brother was murdered. She then went downstairs to investigate. She knew that she couldn't just hole up in her room and wait for police to arrive because her teenage brother and six-year-old son were downstairs.

Downstairs, she discovered a strange man. He walked directly toward her, and she shot at him twice. "The shots sailed over the intruder's head into the wall as he dropped to the ground," she indicated to WISN Channel 12 News. The intruder, an unidentified man from Green Bay, Wisconsin, fled from the armed woman into the living room, where the woman's brother and son were located.

A scary incident then became scarier: the intruder grabbed the woman's brother by the neck. She warned the man that if he didn't let go of her brother, she would kill him. She gave him until the count of three to let her brother go. She began the countdown to killing him and she got to the number two when the police arrived at her front door and resolved the situation by arresting the man. The woman was extremely glad that the police had arrived quickly because she didn't want to kill the man, but she knew she would've done it to protect her family.

No charges have been filed against the woman. The intruder, a felon with arrests for theft, claimed that he only entered the house because he believed that he was being shot at by someone outside.

Hard-earned Lesson

When a burglar struck the Clean As A Whistle clothing store for the second time in one day, the store's owner was ready and waiting.

David Anderson went to his Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, store after a 1:20 a.m. break-in in order to secure it, reported NewsOK.com; however, the store's glass door was broken, interfering with his plans. He "decided to spend the night inside the store with his 'buddy,' [a] .45-caliber semi-automatic pistol."

At 7:30 a.m., he heard a pounding at his door, and so he got up and grabbed his gun, just as the door flew open. Anderson hid behind some clothes, and when the intruder made as if to steal some Air Jordan sneakers, Anderson said to the man, "What's up fool?" And then he opened fire.

The intruder, Shannon Johnson, ran, but he couldn't outpace at least one of the bullets. After being treated for a bullet wound to the leg, he was arrested for second-degree burglary.

Anderson is not expected to be charged in this incident.

Close Was Good Enough

A New York City man found out that it's hard to deny culpability in a burglary when bullet holes inflicted by the burglary victim still mar your car.

The first clue that police had that Richard Mwanzi was guilty of stealing 21 guns from a gun store came when he was caught carrying one of the stolen guns after being involved in a fight. The irrefutable evidence that clinched the case for police and laid the blame for the burglary on Mwanzi came when they realized that his car matched the description of the burglary suspect's vehicle, and they got a search warrant to examine it.

Their examination produced two more of the stolen guns and "slugs … that had been fired by the store's owner," reported the Times Union (Albany, N.Y.). After the police had Mwanzi cold, he began to cooperate with them in regard to the burglary of the 21 guns as well as the burglary of another gun store where three guns were stolen. With Mwanzi's help, police recovered all but five of the guns from the two thefts.

Mwanzi has been charged with third-degree burglary and other crimes.

Not Again

A robber attempted to break into an 87-year-old woman's house in East St. Louis, Illinois, on February 7, but failed.

At about 2:00 a.m., Jacksie Mae King woke up when she heard someone trying to break into her home. She grabbed the pistol her daughter had given her following a home invasion two months earlier. In the earlier incident, she had been beaten and items were stolen. This time, King fired several shots through her front door. One shot hit the intruder, Larry Tillman, in the chest and killed him.

With her phone dead because Tillman had disconnected the wires outside, King waited in fear for the next four hours inside her house, too afraid to even look outside to see if she had hit someone. When King's daughter arrived at 6:00 a.m. with breakfast, Tillman was found on King's porch.

Evidence shows that Tillman had removed security bars from a window to get onto King's enclosed porch and then tried to break through her front door, reported the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Tillman's death will not likely be lamented by society because he was a public menace. According to the News-Democrat, "Jail records show Tillman was found guilty of 21 of 25 cases filed against him," largely robbery and burglary cases. Police are investigating to determine whether Tillman was the man who had attacked King two months earlier.


www.thenewamerican.com/artman/publish/article_3521.shtml
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 10:54:34 AM EDT



good stories. i'll be happy only when i read this in the boston globe or the new york times though.


Link Posted: 3/8/2006 11:03:48 AM EDT
Yes, Good stories....one small criticism...

Refuge in a Gun

After hearing glass breaking in her house at 6:00 a.m., a Milwaukee, Wisconsin, woman called the police, armed herself, and investigated.

The unidentified woman, upon hearing the glass break, retrieved the gun she had purchased the previous summer after her older brother was murdered. She then went downstairs to investigate. She knew that she couldn't just hole up in her room and wait for police to arrive because her teenage brother and six-year-old son were downstairs.

Downstairs, she discovered a strange man. He walked directly toward her, and she shot at him twice. "The shots sailed over the intruder's head into the wall as he dropped to the ground," she indicated to WISN Channel 12 News. The intruder, an unidentified man from Green Bay, Wisconsin, fled from the armed woman into the living room, where the woman's brother and son were located.

A scary incident then became scarier: the intruder grabbed the woman's brother by the neck. She warned the man that if he didn't let go of her brother, she would kill him shoot two rounds over his head again. She gave him until the count of three to let her brother go. She began the countdown to killing him shooting over his head and she got to the number two when the police arrived at her front door and resolved the situation by arresting the man. The woman was extremely glad that the police had arrived quickly because she didn't want to kill the man put two more holes in her wall, but she knew she would've done it to protect her family.

No charges have been filed against the woman. The intruder, a felon with arrests for theft, claimed that he only entered the house because he believed that he was being shot at by someone outside.


I do applaud the woman for defending hereself, however, this story points out a fact that we all know....Practice, Practice, Practice.

I'd bet a box of WWB she put maybe 50 through that gun the day she bought it, then it sat on her shelf for the next year.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 11:17:18 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Yossarian:
Yes, Good stories....one small criticism...

Refuge in a Gun

After hearing glass breaking in her house at 6:00 a.m., a Milwaukee, Wisconsin, woman called the police, armed herself, and investigated.

The unidentified woman, upon hearing the glass break, retrieved the gun she had purchased the previous summer after her older brother was murdered. She then went downstairs to investigate. She knew that she couldn't just hole up in her room and wait for police to arrive because her teenage brother and six-year-old son were downstairs.

Downstairs, she discovered a strange man. He walked directly toward her, and she shot at him twice. "The shots sailed over the intruder's head into the wall as he dropped to the ground," she indicated to WISN Channel 12 News. The intruder, an unidentified man from Green Bay, Wisconsin, fled from the armed woman into the living room, where the woman's brother and son were located.

A scary incident then became scarier: the intruder grabbed the woman's brother by the neck. She warned the man that if he didn't let go of her brother, she would kill him shoot two rounds over his head again. She gave him until the count of three to let her brother go. She began the countdown to killing him shooting over his head and she got to the number two when the police arrived at her front door and resolved the situation by arresting the man. The woman was extremely glad that the police had arrived quickly because she didn't want to kill the man put two more holes in her wall, but she knew she would've done it to protect her family.

No charges have been filed against the woman. The intruder, a felon with arrests for theft, claimed that he only entered the house because he believed that he was being shot at by someone outside.


I do applaud the woman for defending hereself, however, this story points out a fact that we all know....Practice, Practice, Practice.

I'd bet a box of WWB she put maybe 50 through that gun the day she bought it, then it sat on her shelf for the next year.



If you think she ever shot it, I think you're giving her too much credit. I think that box of WWB that you bet, had she shot one just once a year could very well have made a difference in her abilities. I'm not saying the practicing once a year is enough, but it might have been enough to allow her to shoot well enough to kill that sumbitch before he could have harmed her brother.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 2:05:19 PM EDT

Anderson said to the man, "What's up fool?" And then he opened fire.


Awesome!
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 2:12:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By vanilla_gorilla:

Originally Posted By Yossarian:
Yes, Good stories....one small criticism...

Refuge in a Gun

After hearing glass breaking in her house at 6:00 a.m., a Milwaukee, Wisconsin, woman called the police, armed herself, and investigated.

The unidentified woman, upon hearing the glass break, retrieved the gun she had purchased the previous summer after her older brother was murdered. She then went downstairs to investigate. She knew that she couldn't just hole up in her room and wait for police to arrive because her teenage brother and six-year-old son were downstairs.

Downstairs, she discovered a strange man. He walked directly toward her, and she shot at him twice. "The shots sailed over the intruder's head into the wall as he dropped to the ground," she indicated to WISN Channel 12 News. The intruder, an unidentified man from Green Bay, Wisconsin, fled from the armed woman into the living room, where the woman's brother and son were located.

A scary incident then became scarier: the intruder grabbed the woman's brother by the neck. She warned the man that if he didn't let go of her brother, she would kill him shoot two rounds over his head again. She gave him until the count of three to let her brother go. She began the countdown to killing him shooting over his head and she got to the number two when the police arrived at her front door and resolved the situation by arresting the man. The woman was extremely glad that the police had arrived quickly because she didn't want to kill the man put two more holes in her wall, but she knew she would've done it to protect her family.

No charges have been filed against the woman. The intruder, a felon with arrests for theft, claimed that he only entered the house because he believed that he was being shot at by someone outside.


I do applaud the woman for defending hereself, however, this story points out a fact that we all know....Practice, Practice, Practice.

I'd bet a box of WWB she put maybe 50 through that gun the day she bought it, then it sat on her shelf for the next year.



If you think she ever shot it, I think you're giving her too much credit. I think that box of WWB that you bet, had she shot one just once a year could very well have made a difference in her abilities. I'm not saying the practicing once a year is enough, but it might have been enough to allow her to shoot well enough to kill that sumbitch before he could have harmed her brother.



nice job, monday morning quarterbackers!
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