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Monday, August 21, 2017

Georgia State Rep. Named NRA Defender Of Freedom

Georgia State Rep. John Meadows will be awarded one of the National Rifle Association’s highest honors next week, as he’s set to receive the NRA Defender of Freedom Award. The honor recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves in preserving and protecting the rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and in the service of freedom.

“John Meadows, known as the father of the Second Amendment bills in the Georgia House of Representatives, is one of Georgia’s strongest defenders of our gun rights,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director of NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA). “For more than a decade, Meadows has fought for the rights of law-abiding Georgians to protect themselves."

Rep. Meadows is a veteran Marine and has previously served as the mayor of Calhoun, Ga. He currently presides as chairman of the House Rules Committee. The award will be presented in a special ceremony at the Georgia State Capitol building on Tuesday.

Verizon Employee In Minnesota Shoots One Of Two Robbery Suspects

“Can you hear me now?”

That just might be what a Verizon Wireless clerk asked a suspect who tried to rob the store—and who was shot by the employee for his trouble.

In a brazen daylight robbery last Thursday, two men walked into a Verizon store, pulled guns, then demanded money and phones. However, a clerk in the back of the store drew his gun and fired, wounding one of the suspects and sending the other scrambling back to his minivan. When police arrived, they found the wounded suspect “awake and breathing” in the back of the store while the clerk still had “both guns in his hands” waiting for authorities.

The Star Tribune is reporting the clerk has a permit to carry a firearm and was unharmed during the incident. The arrested suspect was taken by ambulance for treatment of multiple gunshot wounds, while the second suspect remained at large.

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