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White man, 62, who shot dead black teen during argument outside Dollar General store is indicted for murder

A West Virginia man accused of fatally shooting a black teenager after the two bumped into each other and exchanged words has been indicted on a murder charge.

A Kanawha County grand jury handed down the indictment on Thursday against 62-year-old William Ronald Pulliam, who is white, in the fatal shooting of 15-year-old James Means, according to Charleston Gazette-Mail.

Police say the teen had a BB gun in his waistband but nothing in his hands when he was shot in the chest and in the back on November 21. 

Police have said Pulliam showed no remorse and told investigators: ‘That’s another piece of trash off the street.’

Pulliam has denied he said this. He said that he shot in self-defense after he felt threatened.

James Means

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The odd argument supporting the Florida open carry ban

(Ilana Panich-Linsman for The Washington Post)

Thursday, the Florida Supreme Court upheld the state’s general ban on openly carrying guns. The lead opinion acknowledged that an outright ban on carrying guns would seriously burden the right to bear arms “The core of the constitutional right to bear arms for self-defense,” the court concluded, includes carrying “firearms in public where a need for self-defense exists.” “‘To confine the right to be armed to the home is to divorce the Second Amendment from the right of self-defense described in Heller and McDonald.’” (I call this “the lead opinion” rather than “the majority” because it seemed to have gotten only three votes out of the six justices who participated. One justice concurred in the result without joining the lead opinion or writing a separate opinion, so we don’t know his reasoning;

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