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The Omaha World Herald, Omaha, Neb. 04/20/11

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Around 2:30 a.m., Wesley Hall went to check on an often burglarized home he owns in Omaha, Neb. and noticed signs of a break in. After retrieving a pistol, Hall entered the house and called out, “I'm the homeowner, I have a gun, I'm just looking, just come out, I don't want to scare you.” When he received no answer, Hall entered the house to investigate and came upon a burglar who had been stealing copper. Hall ordered the criminal not to move, but the thief instead lunged for Hall, at which point Hall opened fire, striking the intruder in the leg and ending the attempted burglary. The thief, who has prior convictions for drugs and forgery, was taken to a local hospital where he is expected to survive. Unfortunately, due to Omaha’s onerous local handgun registration law, Hall now faces the charge of possessing an unregistered handgun; this, despite having complied with the burdensome handgun registration scheme in California, where he purchased the gun several years ago.

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