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According to his rep he was just dehydrated. He is 86 years old.

Full Story at TMZ – HERE

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A retired Los Angeles police officer who sued a gun maker after his 3-year-old son shot him had his lawsuit dismissed Friday by a Los Angeles Superior Court judge.

Enrique Chavez, now 39, of Anaheim, was off-duty when he was shot on July 11, 2006, while driving his Ford Ranger near Harbor Boulevard and La Palma Avenue. His son, who was not in a car seat, got a hold of the father’s .45-caliber Glock while sitting in the back seat and shot him in the back, according to police reports.

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Terrible thing to have happen.  I’m sure he thought he’d win the lawsuit… but I’m glad he didn’t, that would have set a terrible precedent that would only further inconvience responsible gun owners like the rest of us.  Last thing I want is more safeties and warnings all over my guns.

Just goes to show how you need to keep your guns secured around kids because things could go bad in a split second.

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A man accused of murdering an up-and-coming rapper who was fatally shot at the Beverly Center last year was found not guilty Friday by a Los Angeles jury.

The trial of Aubrey Berry, an events promoter from Atlanta, revolved in part around the victim’s violent rap lyrics as the defense sought to portray the rapper as a threatening gang member who was shot as he attacked Berry.

As an up-and-coming rapper, Dolla glorified the gang lifestyle, bragging about carrying a pistol and his ability to use it.

You be running when I shoot, I be shooting where you running,” he rapped in his debut single released in 2008.

Full Story – HERE

The fact that Berry was found not guilty blows my mind. Dolla was shot 3 times in the back, and police never found a gun on him.  How the hell can they call Berry’s actions self defense?  Sounds more like shoot first ask questions later.  The jury must have been so fixated on those rap lyrics that they completely lost sight of the facts.

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Sandy Banks from the L.A. Times is gearing up for column this Saturday on America’s fascination with guns.

This initial article, Do you love your gun? Tell me why has a bit of a negative feel to it considering it is mainly about the recent NBA incident.  Though there is a positive and optimistic feel to it:

I discovered that I’m a pretty good shot. That there is something thrilling about holding a gun. And that firing real bullets is nothing like playing Halo.

I don’t think guns are evil, but I’m trying to figure out the fascination with them for Saturday’s column. I’d like to hear from gun owners. Why do you love your guns?

I respect Ms. Banks for giving shooting a try and keeping an open mind.  I am optimistic that the article on Saturday will not make us look like a bunch of right wing extremists.  I believe she will find that people love their guns because they are a means for self defense, and because shooting is a fun hobby where you can enjoy the outdoors and time with friends and family.

We will see, come Saturday.  Don’t let us down Sandy.

Picture source – Armed America: Portraits of Gun Owners in Their Homes

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