Saturday, May 18 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:59:26 GMT
A man was shot in the leg Saturday night inside of BREC's Hooper Road Park, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not considered life-threatening. The victim told investigatorsMore >>
A man was shot in the leg Saturday night inside of BREC's Hooper Road Park, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not considered life-threatening. More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 7:41 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:41:51 GMT
The director of the East Baton Rouge Companion Animal Alliance admits her city-parish shelter messed up big time Friday."We take full responsibility," Beth Brewster, CAA director "CAA takes full responsibilityMore >>
The director of the East Baton Rouge Companion Animal Alliance admits her city-parish shelter messed up big time Friday.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:37 AM EDT2013-05-17 15:37:38 GMT
MANOR, TX (KEYE/CBS) – A weapons company began this week rolling out a groundbreaking "smart" rifle that can target and track a moving object from long distance. Trackingpoint began shipping the guns toMore >>
The rifle is precision guided with "lock and launch" technology similar to a fighter jet.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:39 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:39:50 GMT
A 12-year-old boy accidentally shot his 8-year-old brother in the shoulder Saturday afternoon, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not life-threatening. The accidentMore >>
A 12-year-old boy accidentally shot his 8-year-old brother in the shoulder Saturday afternoon.More >>
At the corner of Plank Rd. and Scenic Highway sits a Chevron gas station. It's off I-110 near Memorial Stadium. Around 10 p.m.Sunday, a family stopped here to get gas. "Upon our arrival, we located threeMore >>
A man said he, his wife and his daughter were all punched because they were in the "wrong neighborhood" when they stopped to get gas at night. More >>
LEE COUNTY, AL (WTVM) -
Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones along with the Alabama Sheriff's Association is opposed to new legislation that would, from their perspective, threaten public safety.
"It would just, in our opinion, make it in some cases easier for an individual with criminal intent to get a hold of a weapon," explains Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones.
If passed, Senate Bill 129 would eliminate the authority of sheriffs to issue gun permits at their discretion.
The bills would allow guns to be carried in public places making enforcement by the police extremely difficult.
"It also provides for an individual public official, not just law enforcement to be possibly facing civil suits, being sued simply for trying to do their job protecting public safety, a fine of ten to 100 thousand dollars and I really don't understand why it should be like that," says Jones.
Senate Bill 129 is sponsored by Alabama Senator Scott Beason from Gardendale.
He believes the goal of his bill is to clarify Alabama law for gun owner's rights.
"We are in favor of gun rights for individuals, it's nothing like that or anything negative in that regard, but this is something that just a broad region that it would have a negative impact on the public's safety and that's our position," states Jones
Sheriff Jones will be meeting with a public safety subcommittee on Tuesday in Montgomery to review and discuss the bill with Senator Beason and other stakeholders.