Investigators plan to meet with the district attorney this week to determine whether charges need to be filed in the shooting death of an Oakboro teenager.
Police say Will Hughes was shot by his friend Friday around 10:30 p.m. in the 600 block of East First Street. They say his friend was showing him the gun when it fired, hitting the 19 year old.
Hughes died at Stanly County Medical Center.
Police believe the shooting was accidental.
Monday, March 10, 2014
Grossly Negligent and Unfit Alabama Gun Owner Shoots Himself and His Girlfriend by Accident - No Charges
A man and a woman are out of the hospital following an accidental shooting that injured them both, Decatur police said.
Police said officers dispatched to 112 George Drive S.W. about 11:15 a.m. today found Tammy Lynn Harris, 41, and her boyfriend, Jeff David Massey, 24, suffering from gunshot wounds.
Detective Joshua Fisher said Harris and Massey were lying in bed and Massey was about to clean the gun when it discharged, striking him in the left hand. The bullet then struck Harris in her right leg, Fisher said.
Both were taken to Decatur Morgan Hospital, treated for their injuries and later released, police said.
State Senate President Stephen Sweeney, D-Gloucester
North Jersey dot com
It was billed as a brave milestone in the political evolution of Democratic Senate President Stephen Sweeney.
The burly ironworker, who represents a semirural South Jersey district where hunting is popular and Second Amendment rights are venerated, was now switching from powerful foe to fierce advocate of reducing the capacity of ammunition magazines to 10 rounds rather than the 15 allowed under state law.
“I gotta tell you, when you meet families that have lost their loved ones, it’s pretty hard to explain why you can’t do a simple thing like this,” Sweeney said at a Feb. 24 news conference, his eyes welling with tears as family members of children murdered by a lone gunman at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., stood nearby.
Yet there was nothing simple about Sweeney’s announcement, and to the Sandy Hook family members and gun control advocates, nothing all that surprising. In April, when Sweeney publicly declared his opposition to the lower capacity limit — dooming any chance of passage in the Senate — he privately endorsed the idea in a meeting with the families and gun control advocates.
“He said it was a good idea and at the appropriate time he would introduce it and now he has,” said Mark Barden, whose son Daniel was among the 26 victims at Sandy Hook.
Now, it seems the appropriate time has come — for Sweeney’s political career.
Freed from having to worry about antagonizing gun rights groups after winning reelection in November in what was likely his last legislative race, Sweeney announced his support when it was safe. And given his ambitions of running for governor in a pro-gun-control state, the switch was a pragmatic pivot to the left.
Sunday, March 9, 2014
The guest of honor: George Zimmerman, pictured with Mike Piwowarski and two other individuals, caused a gun show to be cancelled after he was named the 'featured guest'
The Daily Mail
A Florida gun show was cancelled after organizers publicly announced Trayvon Martin killer George Zimmerman would be a guest at the event - but Zimmerman will still make a public appearance.
‘The New Orlando Gun Show,’ scheduled for this weekend at Orlando’s Majestic Events Center, was cancelled Thursday despite more than 100 vendors threatening to take the owners to court if the show did not go on.
Organizer Mike Piwowarski, who also owns a local gun store, told ClickOrlando that the show was cancelled because of the announced Zimmerman appearance, and Zimmerman posted emails to his Twitter account backing up that claim.
‘We've had discussions with The Majestic and they decided to cancel the event because George Zimmerman was making an appearance,’ said Piwowarski.
When contacted by MailOnline, Piwowarski clarified that Zimmerman was to be a paying vendor who wanted to attend for a meet and greet - he would not have charged for any autographs.
Zimmerman's intent was to be able to attend an event where he would be more free to be himself, where there would be less negativity than he has encountered in other settings, according to Piwowarski.
When asked if organizers had considered possible backlash to Zimmerman's attendance, Piwowarski replied 'I’m not sure that we were gauging reaction at all.. it was someone who was legally able to have a table.'
"We don't trust government, because government itself has proven unworthy of our trust. We trust ourselves and we trust what we know in our hearts to be right. We trust our freedom. In this uncertain world, surrounded by lies and corruption everywhere you look, there is no greater freedom than the right to survive and protect our families with all the rifles, shotguns, and handguns we want. We know in the world that surrounds us there are terrorists and there are home invaders, drug cartels, carjackers, knockout gamers, and rapers, and haters, and campus killers, airport killers, shopping mall killers and killers who scheme to destroy our country with massive storms of violence against our power grids or vicious waves of chemicals or disease that could collapse our society that sustains us all."