LT Rob Lyon, serving in Iraq I appreciate the support we have been getting here in Iraq. Knowing that folks like you are out there, not just for the support, but to provide much needed diversion, is greatly appreciated.
Authorities say a Stephens [AR] teenager accidentally shot himself to death when he looked down the barrel of a semiautomatic pistol while trying to figure out how it had jammed.
Seventeen-year-old Dershawn J. McBride died Saturday night. His younger brother witnessed the accident. Ouachita County Sheriff Paul Lucas said ambulance workers reached the teenager while he was still conscious but McBride later died at Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock.
According to the sheriff, McBride's mother said the younger boy was looking for his shoes in his brother's bedroom as McBride sat on his bed, working on his pistol. THV
The inaugural Charity Shoot to benefit the Nashville Area American
Cancer Society was a big success. Ronnie and Pat Barrett were honorary
chairs for the event that attracted over 100 competitive shooters and
scores of spectators to the Stones River Hunter Education Center and
the Tennessee Clay Target Complex for a combination of handgun and
Business leaders, Country Music personalities and public officials
shared their time and shooting talents for the cause. Over $3,000 was
raised from those shooting the Barrett .416 Rifle and willing to donate
$20 per shot to the ACS. Overall, approximately $60,000 was raised on
behalf of the area chapter of ACS and its many support services.
"A protest rally was held outside the gun store yesterday. It turns out
that Realco, according to federal data, is the Washington region's
biggest source of firearms used in crimes. Apparently guns purchased
legally from the store have been resold to or stolen by people who
aren't supposed to have them. So several dozen protesters gathered to
chant: "Stop the violence! Save the children!" Some even believed that
forcing Realco out of business would help to accomplish those things.
Excuse me, but I just don't see why any black person would expect gun
manufacturers and dealers to help us stop killing ourselves."