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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Officers said someone called in a pizza order to an address on Baltimore Avenue just before 11:30 p.m. Thursday and then called back to offer an alternate address on Archibald Avenue.
Police said when the driver got to the address, he left his car and approached a man sitting on porch waiting for a pizza. The driver said another man came up and pointed a gun at the driver, demanding all the money in his pockets.
When the driver gave the man $20, he reached to push the gun away and took it from the gunman.
At that point the two men decided that they had pressing business elsewhere.
A lot of bloggers are linking to this story about a Leftie nut who tried to assassinate Missouri Governor Jay Nixon:
In September 2010 Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon was scheduled to speak at Penn Valley Community College in Kansas City.
At some point, wearing black clothes and a bullet-proof vest, 22 year-old Casey Brezik bolted out of a classroom, knife in hand, and slashed the throat of a dean. As he would later admit, he confused the dean with Nixon.
The story never left Kansas City. It is not hard to understand why. Knives lack the political sex appeal of guns, and even Keith Olbermann would have had a hard time turning Brezik into a Tea Partier.
The media works overtime to convince everyone that it’s the Conservative gun-owning segment of the population that breeds violence and they work overtime to downplay or ignore acts of violence by those who don’t fit the narrative.
Two Kansas City police officers who thought they were being shot at from inside a van returned fire Thursday night.
Only later did police realize that the van was actually backfiring and the man inside was not armed. He was not injured by the shots fired by police.
The officers had been dispatched to investigate a call about shots fired, so they were already in defensive mode. But sheesh.
Apparently, they shot the windows out of their own car during the “shootout.”
A man armed with an assault rifle and handgun walked into a plant in St. Louis Thursday and opened fire, killing one person and wounding four others, authorities said.
The shooting occurred around 6:30 a.m. at the ABB Power factory on the city’s north side.
They’ve been reporting “assault rifle” from the first moment, even when they had no other details. First, it’s likely not an assault rifle at all, just a gun that looks like one. Secondly, it will be interesting to see if it’s even that.
The killer was apparently carrying what has been described as “an ammunition belt.” We’ll see what that turns out to be.
He may be have recently lost his job and was a plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit against the company’s pension review committee.
UPDATE: Now looks like three victims were killed and the shooter killed himself. He could have just done that first.
Anyway, the updated version of the story says three weapons, “an assault rifle, a handgun and a shotgun,” were found, according to police.
GRPC 2009: Challenges Ahead
Come meet national gun rights leaders and your fellow grassroots activists at the 24th Annual Gun Rights Policy Conference (GRPC 2009) in St. Louis, Missouri, September 25, 26, & 27, 2009. This is your once-a-year chance to network and get an insider look and plan pro-gun rights strategies for the coming year.
Past GRPCs have outlined victory plans and made public the latest firearms trends. They allow you a first-hand chance to hear movement leaders–and make your voice heard.
This year we’ll take a look at critical issues such as: city gun bans, youth violence, “smart” guns, concealed carry, federal legislation, legal actions, gun show regulation, state and local activity. We’ll also preview the upcoming court cases and revisit the U.S. Supreme Court Heller Decision.
The full roster of GRPC 2009 speakers has not yet been set. Past speakers include: Alan M. Gottlieb, Joseph P. Tartaro, U.S. Representatives Ron Paul, Chris Cannon, Bob Barr & Jean Schmidt, Robert Levy, Esq. & Alan Gura, Esq., counsel for the Heller case, Wayne LaPierre, John Lott, G. Gordon Liddy, Michael Reagan, Larry Elder, Ken Hamblin, and many others.
Looks like a great lineup.
Via the NRA-ILA:
On June 11, the top law enforcement officials of nearly half the states signed a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, expressing their opposition to reinstatement of the federal ban on semi-automatic firearms.
“We share the Obama Administration’s commitment to reducing illegal drugs and violent crime within the United States. We also share your deep concern about drug cartel violence in Mexico. However, we do not believe that restricting law-abiding Americans’ access to certain semi-automatic firearms will resolve any of these problems,” the letter said.
The letter notes congressional opposition to bringing back the ban, and calls for increasing enforcement of existing laws.
We encourage NRA members to let these state officials know we appreciate them standing up to the incessant clamor for gun control that is currently coming from anti-gun groups and their media allies.
The 23 state Attorneys General, in alphabetical order, by state, are:
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A manager of a Domino’s Pizza restaurant was shot in the leg after handing over cash to two robbers on Thursday night, police said.
At 11:15 p.m. on Thursday, the manager and another employee of the Domino’s at 1444 N. Kingshighway were loading their vehicle for a delivery when they were approached by two men, police said. One announced a robbery and the manager handed over $700. The gunman then shot the 38-year-old manager.
I thought it’s normally “hand over the cash OR I’ll shoot,” not “hand over the cash AND I’ll shoot.” Cooperating with criminals is not a guarantee of safety.
The store’s location is near a spot where a 14-year-old boy was recently shot and killed at his family’s BBQ stand.
Murdoc’s guess is that if the Domino’s manager had pulled a gun and shot at the robbers, local residents would be concerned that a local businessman was armed. Like in Akron.
Those watching things closely may have noticed a trend:
- Gun sales jump (Utah)
- Area gun sales spike (Alabama)
- Gun sales rise in Ohio, stay flat in Ross County (Ohio)
- Gun sales shoot up after Election Day (Colorado)
- Gun sales up, supplies down (Texas)
- S.D. gun shops see rise in sales (South Dakota)
- Gun, ammo sales increase in Churchill, Lyon counties (Nevada)
- Local gun sales increase since election (Arkansas)
- Gun sales shoot way up (Maine)
- Hawaii gun sales shooting up
- Fear Fuels Gun Sales Locally (West Virginia)
- Gun Sales Are Up Since Obama Election (Kentucky)
- Fear of ban increases gun sales (Mississippi)
- Finger on safety as gun sales shoot upward (Idaho)
- Gun sales rise as owners fear stricter controls (North Carolina)
- Gun Sales Boom Ahead of Obama Presidency (Tennessee)
- Gun Sales Booming Since Presidential Election (Nebraska)
- Gun sales, permits climb following election (North Dakota)
- Gun Sales Rise As Buyers Anticipate Political Change (Washington)
- Gun Sales Shoot Upward in Springfield (Missouri)
- Madison gun sales soar (Virginia)
- Some stores see surge in gun sales (Pennsylvania)
- Firearm sales surge following election (Wisconsin)
These are all from the past two or three days and aren’t simply re-runs of AP items in different papers. All of these have considerable, if not exclusively, local content. I could easily have included many, many more.
No doubt, the media coverage is feeding the flames a bit. As is the fact that hunting seasons are kicking off or underway in most states right now. But the trend is unmistakable.
It doesn’t seem to be localized to the bitter, clingy parts of the nation. Or to the red states.
A Cape Girardeau woman shot and fatally wounded Ronnie W. Preyer, 47, a registered sex offender who had broken into her home early this morning with the intention of raping her a second time, Cape Girardeau Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle said today.
Swingle said he will not be charging the victim, an older woman who positively identified Preyer this morning as the man who raped her on Saturday.
You really should go read the whole thing. The story reads like a commercial advocating self-defense.
Cape Girardeau police had been keeping a close eye on the woman’s home, in the southwest part of Cape Girardeau, since she reported the rape nearly a week ago.
In that instance, she’d heard the glass break in a basement window around midnight on Saturday, and decided to make a run for it through her front door, according to police reports of the incident. When she opened the door, Preyer attacked her.
He punched her in the face and forced her into the bedroom, where he raped her…
Police were actively working the unsolved rape case, Swingle said, and had been frequently driving past the woman’s home in case her attacker returned.
Yet there he was, in her house again.
Earlier that night, the woman had actually called 911 after hearing a suspicious noise. Police had responded but found no evidence of a problem. About two hours later, the rapist returned for real.
He found a main fuse panel in the basement and shut off the electricity. The victim immediately tried to call 911, but the phone would not work because there was no electric.
Having recently purchased a shotgun, she grabbed the weapon and when Preyer began banging on the basement door, she was ready for him. When he crashed through the basement door into her kitchen, she shot him once in the chest and ran, heading for a neighbor’s house, where she called the police.
It only took officers 45 seconds to respond to the 911 call, Swingle said.
So that’s supposed to impress someone? It only took 45 seconds? That’s 45 seconds after she called, which was after she went to a neighbor’s house. Which was after she fled her own home. Which was after she shot the intruder. Which was after the intruder charged her. Which was after the intruder cut the power. Which was after the intruder broke into the house.
Which, of course, was all after he had ALREADY RAPED her last week.
No, 45 seconds response time isn’t terribly impressive. In fact, 45 seconds response time is apparently at least SIX DAYS LATE.
Preyer’s criminal history is speckled with home invasions and assaults, and he has been convicted of failing to inform the county of his change of address in compliance with registered sex offender laws. Swingle was getting ready to charge him with rape, attempted rape, burglary and attempted burglary this morning, armed with the positive eyewitness identification, when he learned around 9:30 a.m. that Preyer was dead.
Preyer was convicted in 1989 of raping and robbing a woman in New Madrid County and he served 15 years in prison on both charges.
He was also arrested last December and charged with attempted rape and second degree felony assault, but Swingle’s office dismissed the charges because he did not think he could get a conviction, he said.
Ah. Not six days late. Nineteen years late.
When Rogelio Johnson allegedly climbed through a window and confronted Jackie Gleason in her home near Kirksville, Mo., in May, she shot him dead.
Yes, concluded an Adair County coroner’s jury last month.
Not so fast, said county Prosecutor Mark Williams, who says the shooting may be justified under a new Missouri law known as the “castle doctrine” that allows a person to use lethal force against intruders.
Although the coroner’s jury said Gleason committed “death by felony,” Williams was not convinced the jury completely understood the doctrine. Besides, he said, he found juror misconduct because one juror said Gleason was guilty before hearing testimony.
The shootee was under court order to stay away from the shooter’s house. Climbing in the window does not constitute “staying away” in Murdoc’s book.