The right of the people to keep and bear arms

Posted by lex, on January 14, 2008

In DC, the Department of Justice’s Solicitor General is making the strange argument that while the 2nd Amendment is indeed an individual right unconditioned by any membership in a militia, the DC Circuit Court erred by applying “strict scrutiny” in its review of DC law rather than some looser standard.

In Indiana meanwhile, a woman forced to barricade herself in her own bedroom while summoning police officers to protect her from a stalker makes an argument of her own.

An audio recording of her conversation with the emergency dispatcher **, from the initial break-in to her escape from the dying Bergner six minutes later, was released by Hammond police on Wednesday.

“I’m so scared,” the woman said to the 911 operator, who told her to lock herself in a bedroom until police arrived.

Bergner had already broken into her house two days earlier, she reported to police, destroying a clock-radio and stealing several of her undergarments.

“I heard him turn a light on, a hallway light,” she told the dispatcher as she hid in a closet, armed with a pistol a friend had given her for protection.

“What are you doing?” she can be heard asking over the sound of her bedroom door being kicked in. “Stop it! Please stop it! Just stop it!”

Gunshots can clearly be heard on the recording. She later said Bergner was on top of her in the closet, his hands around her throat, choking her.
 

Click on the audio link, if you can bear it. And then remember: When seconds count, the police are only minutes away…

** 11-02-20 Original audio link gone; replacement found at YouTube – Ed.

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