Mother and daughter fight off armed robber

As a masked man pointed a shotgun at Tina Ring, demanding money, all she could think about was the safety of her daughter, Ashley Lee.

Ring, 53, and Lee, 30, were working Thursday night at the family’s liquor store, Forest Acres Liquor, when the man entered the store and told the mother and daughter to hand over money from the cash register.

“I didn’t want him to hurt my daughter,” Ring told the Tulsa World on Friday. “That was my main thought.”

The confrontation ended when Ring and Lee shot the robber, later identified by police as Tyrone Lee, several times. Tyrone Lee has no relation to Ashley Lee.

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Woman on illegal drugs gouges out both her own eyes

A South Carolina woman [Kaylee Muthart, 20] terrified churchgoers this week after investigators said she was seen across the street from a church gouging her eyes out with her own hands.

The woman survived, and was recovering at a nearby hospital.

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office and EMS responded to the scene after dispatchers received a call on Tuesday that a woman was holding a human eyeball in her hand…

Despite initial reports that she gouged out just one eye, Lt. Bowland from the Anderson County Sheriff’s office said both eyes were removed…

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Muthart’s mother, Katy Tompkins, told People that doctors informed her that her daughter was blind from the incident….

Tompkins said doctors believed her daughter used methamphetamine laced with another substance which caused her to hallucinate.

Tompkins said Muthart believed “the world was upside down” and she “heard voices that told her to sacrifice her eyes in order to make it to heaven.”

She said her daughter started using methamphetamine last year when she moved out. Tompkins said she tried to get her daughter to get help just days before the incident….

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Harvard Study Reveals Countries with More Guns Have Less Crime

According to a study in the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, which cites the Centers for Disease Control, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the United Nations International Study on Firearms Regulation, the more guns a nation has, the less criminal activity.

In other words, more firearms, less crime, concludes the virtually unpublicized research report by attorney Don B. Kates and Dr. Gary Mauser. But the key is firearms in the hands of private citizens….

Norway, Finland, Germany, France and Denmark, which have high rates of gun ownership, have low murder rates. On the other hand, in Luxembourg, where handguns are totally banned and ownership of any kind of gun is minimal, the murder rate is nine times higher than Germany. Their source of information? The United Nations’ International Study on Firearms Regulation, published by the UN’s Economic and Social Council and the United Nations Commission on Crime-Prevention and Criminal Justice.

When Kates and Mauser compared England with the United States, they found “’a negative correlation,’ that is, ‘where firearms are most dense violent crime rates are lowest, and where guns are least dense, violent crime rates are highest.’ There is no consistent significant positive association between gun ownership levels and violence rates.”

In 2004, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences released an evaluation from its review of existing research. After reviewing 253 journal articles, 99 books, 43 government publications and its own original empirical research, it failed to identify any gun control that had reduced violent crime, suicide, or gun accidents, note Kates and Mauser.


Intruder fires and misses but homeowner does not

A homeowner wounded an intruder Monday night after they traded gunfire in east Oak Cliff, Dallas police said….

According to police, a homeowner was confronted by someone who shot at him while he was still in his vehicle. The shot missed, and the homeowner then produced his own handgun and fired back, hitting the intruder….

The suspect was taken to Baylor University Medical Center in critical condition. The homeowner was not injured, police said.

Reported by The Dallas Morning News

Female off-duty border patrol officer kills early morning intruder

A burglar busted through the glass doors of a house … only to face a deadly barrage of bullets from the homeowner — a high-ranking Miami federal agent.

Authorities said Maria Otero, the branch chief of the Miami office of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, killed Robert Young III after he broke into her home at 1:29 a.m…..

Young, 28, has a lengthy history of arrests in Miami-Dade, state records show.

He got into trouble in August after becoming upset when a gas station clerk refused to call 911 for him. The clerk told police that Young smashed a bunch of wine bottles inside the store. He was charged with misdemeanor criminal mischief and was awaiting trial.

His record also shows a conviction in 2013 for grand theft after he and a friend held up an associate in Liberty City. He served a year of probation. Three years before that, Young did another probation stint after getting busted for carrying a concealed weapon.

He’s also beaten charges of carrying a concealed weapon and misdemeanor battery….

Reported by Miami Herald

Future forecast is global cooling

BY 2050, our Sun is expected to be unusually cool.

It’s what scientists have termed a ‘grand minimum’ — a particularly low point in what is otherwise a steady 11-year cycle.

Over this cycle, the Sun’s tumultuous heart races and rests.

At its high point, the nuclear fusion at the Sun’s core forces more magnetic loops high into its boiling atmosphere — ejecting more ultraviolet radiation and generating sunspots and flares.

When it’s quiet, the Sun’s surface goes calm.

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