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  • If Amoris Laetitia is “objectively unclear,” whither Vatican II?

    06/01/2016 10:32:40 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    A Blog for Dallas Area Catholics ^ | May 31, 2016 | Tantumblogo
    Cardinal Caffara of Bologna made minor waves recently by declaring that, owing to the contradictory interpretations already being made of the document, Francis’ post-synodal exhortation Amoris Laetitia is “objectively unclear.” He further states that whenever one happens upon a novel pronouncement of the Magisterium that is unclear in nature, a faithful soul has the duty to accept the Doctrine and practice as lived by the preceding Magisterium: “Chapter 8 is, objectively, unclear,” said Cardinal Carlo Caffarra when speaking about Amoris Laetitia, since it causes “‘conflict of interpretations’ ignited even among bishops.” The comments were made last week in an interview...
  • AL: Free Carry Permits for Retired Military Veterans

    05/27/2016 5:30:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In Alabama, Governor Robert Bentley signed HB98, which provides for retired veterans who qualify, to obtain free pistol permits.  The bill was popular with the legislature, passing nearly unanimously. HB98 passed the House 93 to 4 with 3 abstentions. It passed the Senate 30 to 2 with no abstentions on 3 May, 2016, and was signed into law by Governor Bently on 13 May, 2016. The bill applies to retired military veterans who are non-disability retirees from the Army, Navy, Coast Guard or Marines, or any reserve component thereof. From the HB98(pdf): 24  (b) Any retired military veteran who...
  • AL: Free Carry Permits for Retired Military Veterans

    05/22/2016 4:15:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In Alabama, Governor Robert Bentley signed HB98, which provides for retired veterans who qualify, to obtain free pistol permits.  The bill was popular with the legislature, passing nearly unanimously. HB98 passed the House 93 to 4 with 3 abstentions. It passed the Senate 30 to 2 with no abstentions on 3 May, 2016, and was signed into law by Governor Bently on 13 May, 2016. The bill applies to retired military veterans who are non-disability retirees from the Army, Navy, Coast Guard or Marines, or any reserve component thereof. From the HB98(pdf): 24  (b) Any retired military veteran who...
  • AL: More Campus Fascism: No Free Speech for Second Amendment Supporters

    04/17/2016 5:16:35 PM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from campusreform.org Universities are developing a deserved reputation for places that act as little fascist states, only allowing speech that the University Administration agrees with, or is considered "politically correct".  The University of Alabama has lived up to the reputation by citing a student who was peacefully wearing an empty holster in a protest over the Universitity's no weapon policy.  The campus police explicitly say that they are citing the student because "someone called it in".  The campus policy does not prohibit holsters.  The citation is for "Engaging in activities that threaten the safety of the campus community"...
  • "We’ve Got The Moon And Sixpence" Ray Noble & vocalist Al Bowlly (1932)

    03/29/2016 2:41:45 AM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1932 | Ray Noble / Al Bowlly
    "We’ve Got The Moon And Sixpence" is played by Ray Noble & The New Mayfair Dance Orchestra. Vocalist is Al Bowlly. Recorded on April 21, 1932.
  • LIVE THREAD:Trump rally in Madison, AL at Madison City Schools Stadium @ 4:00(CST).

    02/28/2016 10:31:46 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 1,163 replies
    Sunday, February 28, 2016: GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump will hold a campaign rally in Madison, AL at Madison City Schools Stadium. The event is scheduled to begin at 4:00 PM CST. Madison. AL is a city located primarily in Madison County in the northern part of the State of Alabama. Madison extends west into neighboring Limestone County. The city is included in the Huntsville Metropolitan Area and is also included in the merged Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city was 42,938. Madison is bordered by Huntsville on most sides.
  • AL: Armed Citizen lnvolved in Stopping Mass Shooting

    02/22/2016 2:15:33 PM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 22 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Another legally armed person has stopped a potential mass shooting in Hamilton, Alabama on February 10th, 2016.  The shooting occurred in the morning, a little over an hour before noon, over a distance of a couple of  blocks.  Two people, 67-year-old Donny Miller and 61-year-old Linda Cole were killed in separate offices.  The second victim was shot in an accounting office close to the bank pictured above.  A WVTM13 crew was on the scene less than two hours after the shooting.  Here is video from Marlei Marinez, from WVTM13. Link to video In the video, Marlei Martinez reports that...
  • AL: Selma Gun Turn "buy back" in a Success for Private Buyers, Open Carry

    11/18/2015 2:48:05 PM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 November, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A small gun turn in event was held on 7 November, 2015 in Selma, Alabama.  These events have been characterized by the propaganda term "buy back", but as the organizers never owned the guns in the first place, they cannot be "bought back".  The events have become less popular in recent years as private buyers have arranged to offer more for the more valuable guns taken to these events.  That was the case in Selma.  Robert W. Kennedy, Jr. was a private buyer at the Selma event, and commented on it.   From selmatimesjournal.com: My name is Robert W....
  • Marius B. Winter "What A Perfect Night For Love" Al Bowlly vocalist (1930)

    11/03/2015 7:51:25 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1930 | Marius B. Winter
    Marius B. Winter & His Orchestra plays "What A Perfect Night For Love" with Al Bowlly as vocalist on Broadcast 2599 (1930).
  • Cheap Gun Opportunity at Selma, Alabama “buy back”

    11/02/2015 6:18:59 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 2 November, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    There will be a gun turn in event in Selma, Alabama on Saturday, 7 November,  2015.  While these events are commonly labelled with the propaganda term “buyback”, the guns were never owned by the people attempting to buy them.  The turn in event will be at 2013 Clinton Ave, at the Macedonia Apostolic Church.The event is scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 10 a.m. to 11:59 both at the same source.   People often turn up early at these events.  Those that show up early get the deals or the incentives.  These events often...
  • AL:Woman Disarmed, Armed Neighbors Stop Attack; Shoot the Target of Opportunity

    08/27/2015 4:26:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A disarm, 3 a.m. call for help, gunshots, butt strokes, and hand to hand, but two neighbors rescued a 69 year old woman from a home invasion in rural Alabama.  The Sheriff deputies arrived in time to clean up the mess. At about 3 a.m., an unfamiliar man broke into Wilma Williams home in the 31000 block of Cleburne County Road 49 in Alabama.  She ran to her pistol, but Craig Moore was able to take it from her and fire twice before she struggled free. One of the shots cut hair from her head. She got away and...
  • 5 states defund and 13 states investigate Planned Parenthood

    08/20/2015 5:36:29 AM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Aug 19, 2015 | Danny Burton
    Since the release of the first incriminating Planned Parenthood video from the Center for Medical Progress, a flurry of investigations have ensued. These videos at least show evidence indicating a strong likelihood of illegal activity, and at worst show despicable, callous disregard for the law, human life, and women. Here are the ongoing official investigations and government actions taken against Planned Parenthood. As of Wednesday, five states have made moves to defund Planned Parenthood, or end participation in the funneling of federal money to the unscrupulous organization. These states are New Hampshire, Utah, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Alabama. Thirteen states have...
  • AL: Gun Free Zone Signs go Down; Governor Bently Fulfills 2010 Promise

    07/25/2015 1:04:38 PM PDT · by marktwain · 49 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A year and a half ago, I wrote about the illegal "No Weapons" signs at rest stops in Alabama.  The Alabama Department of Transportation doubled down and declared the signs legal ... because.  Yesterday afternoon, Friday, the 24th of July, 2015, Governor Bentley stepped up to the plate and ordered the signs taken down.  From yellowhammernews.com reporting the Governor's tweet: Gov. Robert Bentley ‏@GovernorBentley I have ordered the AL Department of Transportation to remove signs banning weapons at all Alabama rest stops to comply with state law. Good for the Governor. He knows how to count. He is also...
  • Alabama Rabid Bobcat Attack: Rifle makes a Dangerous Club

    07/21/2015 12:48:46 PM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A Sardis, Alabama woman, Michelle Russel, was attacked by a rabid bobcat in her front yard on 13 July, 2015.  Her friend, Register, had a .22 rifle in the house, but the cartridges were in a tool shop.  From greenvilleadvocate.com: “I kept yelling, ‘There’s a bobcat out here.’ He immediately got his gun and ran to his tool shop to get bullets,” she said.   Register got the rifle loaded, but not before the cat attacked Michelle: “The cat just full-force jumped in the air and bit my arm. If I had been facing him, he would’ve probably got...
  • “Weird Al” Yankovic Announces Mandatory World Tour

    01/20/2015 9:41:26 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 51 replies
    StereoGum.com ^ | 20JAN2015 | Tom Breihan
    “Weird Al” Yankovic does not spend a whole lot of time on the road, possibly because it’s really, really difficult and expensive to stage like 20 different music-video parodies per show. But after the success of last year’s album Mandatory Fun, Yankovic has announced plans to hit the road heavily this summer, hitting practically every town in the U.S. and Canada from May to September, and then heading to Europe in September and October. He’ll stop at a few festivals, but he’s mostly playing bigger venues (including a surprising number of casinos) on his own. This man has decades’ worth...
  • Al Bowlly sings “My Canary Has Circles Under His Eyes” Howard Godfrey's Waldorfians (1931)

    01/01/2015 2:14:15 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 15 replies
    YouTube | 31 Dec 1931 | Howard Godfrey
    “My Canary Has Circles Under His Eyes” is performed by Howard Godfrey's Waldorfians with vocal by Al Bowlly issued in 1931.
  • Sharpton: Blacks Can't Act Decently Without More Government Payouts

    12/09/2014 12:21:08 PM PST · by GilGil · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/8/2014 | Ben Shapiro
    When I asked Cunha why we couldn’t encourage people to simply not have children before marriage, graduate high school, and get a job, she answered: I don’t think you can encourage people not to have children before they get married and to get a job and to graduate high school when they’re dealing with issues that we don’t have to deal with….We need to help them have personal responsibility. They can’t do it when they’re busy trying to eat. In other words, give people money, or they will abandon their children, drop out of school, and refuse to get a...
  • AL: One Punch, One Shot, One Killed, Charges Dismissed

    12/08/2014 9:27:36 AM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
     A judge in Alabama shows an example of both the deadly danger of a punch, disparity  of force, and the changes that ubiquitous cameras are bringing to the justice system.   It is also interesting how misleading the early reporting was.  From video evidence later on, it was clear that there was no fight.  One man was attacked, and responded to the attack.  It is clear that some people tried to fit this into the "progressive elite" model of murder.  From the Original article: Detectives learned the victim got into a fight with another male. During the fight, Murray was...
  • Mike Trout wins AL MVP (Finally)

    11/13/2014 3:16:59 PM PST · by Veggie Todd · 34 replies
    MLB Network | 11/13/2014 | Me
    Trout wins his first MVP.
  • Alabama Amendment 3 Passes with 72 Percent of the Vote

    11/05/2014 2:37:52 PM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    One of the constitutional amendments up for a vote in 2014 was Amendment 3 in Alabama.  The amendment was intended to strengthen the already strong protection of the right to keep and bear arms in the Alabama Constitution.   The wording to be replaced seems clear: Text of Section 26:Right to Bear Arms “ That every citizen has a right to bear arms in defense of himself and the state.[1][2] But courts in some states have claimed that the right to bear arms in defense of self was, in fact quite limited, either to location, such as only in the...
  • Coulter To GOP: Stop ‘Constantly Sucking Up’ To Hispanic Voters

    10/18/2014 6:36:41 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 20 replies
    In an appearance on “The O’Reilly Factor” Friday night, conservative columnist Ann Coulter was critical of the GOP for appealing to known Democratic voting blocs, specifically Hispanics, rather than simply appealing to base voters. “Instead of constantly sucking up to a group of people who will never vote for you,” said Coulter, hitting specifically against GOPers for immigration reform, “how about appealing to the other voters who are just gonna go home and say ‘Screw you.’”
  • Al:Gun Beats Stick, Chief Pleased

    10/14/2014 6:25:02 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Police Chief Chris Carden Robbers who use clubs are very dangerous.  They often believe that they have to strike their victim to demonstrate seriousness.   In this case, the would be robber made a mistake in the victim selection process.  His victim was a CCW holder who drew his gun when threatened.   The would be robber ran off, but the armed  citizen was able to give a good description to the police, who quickly made an arrest.  From al.com:   "I am extremely proud of the good police work that came into play," Carden said. "They all did an outstanding job...
  • 5-Year-Old Shooting a Crayon 'Gun' Forced to Sign No-Kill Contract

    10/12/2014 11:55:05 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 36 replies
    TruthRevolt.org ^ | 10-11-2014 | Trey Sanchez
    An elementary school in Mobile, Alabama forced a 5-year-old student to sign a "safety contract" promising not to kill herself or anyone else because the girl allegedly pointed a crayon at another student and said, "pew pew." The girl's mother was summoned to E.R. Dickson Elementary school and told that her daughter had drawn something that resembled a gun and pretended to shoot with the crayon. The mother told Local 15 News that while she waited in the lobby and without her consent, the school gave her daughter a questionnaire evaluating her for depression and suicidal thoughts, and finally forced...
  • 5-year-old forced to sign “suicide contract”

    10/10/2014 2:31:28 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 84 replies
    MOBILE, Alabama (WPMI) – An Alabama mother is furious that her 5-year-old daughter was forced to sign a school contract stating she wouldn’t kill herself or anyone else at school. School officials told Rebecca, who did not want to give her last name, they had to send 5-year-old Elizabeth home after an incident in class. “They told me she drew something that resembled a gun. According to them she pointed a crayon at another student and said ‘pew pew’,” Rebecca explained.
  • Obama: Al Qaeda is on the run - (Flashback)

    09/30/2014 10:25:25 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jul 26, 2013 | LSUDVM
    Last year a recurring theme in Obama's campaign was that Al Qaeda was on the run or similar. Variants include Al Qaeda was decimated or they were on the path to defeat. So if that is the case then how did Al Qaeda break out some 500 members from two Iraqi prisons. Al Qaeda is most definitely on the run as Obama wanted the sheeple to believe Somalia, Iraq and Syria just to name 3.
  • Jeff Sessions: We've Got to Stand Up to Sanctuary States, Cities

    08/29/2014 6:30:42 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 29, 2014 | Staff
    On Mark Levin’s Thursday radio show, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) discussed the potential of President Barack Obama granting amnesty to 5 to 6 million illegal aliens by executive fiat. Sessions argued it would be an abuse of power by the White House and said it was intention to act legislatively against it. The junior Alabama senator was also asked by host Mark Levin about sanctuary cities and states, and particular the state of California in which the state’s Democratic governor, Jerry Brown, hosted Mexican President Enrique Peńa Nieto and touted his state’s refusal to adhere to current federal immigration law....
  • WATCH: See Secret Tunnels in al Capone's Favorite Chicago Bar

    08/25/2014 8:42:39 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 12 replies
    Yahoo Travel ^ | August 19, 2014 | Melanie Dunea
    The Green Mill, in Chicago’s uptown neighborhood, is more than just a great jazz bar. It also has a lot of history. Back in the 1920’s, the bar was the favorite hangout of none other than legendary gangster Al Capone. Capone’s buddy “Machine Gun” Jack McGurn owned the place, and Capone even had a favorite booth where I got to sit and drink. Capone’s favorite booth has good views of all entrances and exits — perfect for a gangster — but Capone himself didn’t always go out the front door. Behind the bar is a trap door down to the...
  • AL:Robber Drops Gun, Wallet, Retreating from Armed Victim

    08/15/2014 4:50:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Most criminals do not expect to confront armed victims.   The reason is simple: they do not want to get shot, so they avoid people they know to be armed.  In this case, the would be robber was surprised by an occupant of the apartment that had his own pistol.   It became a standoff, with neither party willing to open fire. The robber wisely retreated before someone decided that gunfire was desirable, tripped on the way out, and dropped his pistol and wallet before running off. At least, that is  the story in al.com: The robber started backing out of...
  • Al Jazeera Senior Analyst: Jews Should Know Their Place

    06/03/2014 1:28:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 6/3/14 | Adam Kredo
    Al Jazeera English’s senior political analyst is under fire for telling a prominent Jewish writer that he “gives Jews a bad name” and should know his place by showing “some Jewish humility.” Marwan Bishara, Al Jazeera’s senior political analyst and host of its show Empire, made the comments on Twitter after Bloomberg columnist Jeffrey Goldberg complimented Al Jazeera. Goldberg had tweeted a link to an article in the left-leaning Israeli publication Haaretz headlined, “Why all Jews are cowards,” with the commentary: “Haaretz publishes headlines that al Jazeera never would, in part because al Jazeera is often more sophisticated.” This prompted...
  • IMPORTANT GOP House Primary Races: And How You Can Help (South & Midwest)

    05/15/2014 1:52:48 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 80 replies
    THIS IS FOR THE SOUTH AND MIDWEST (NORTHEAST, WEST, AND CALIFORNIA are in separate threads and updates are coming, see links below) This is an update of previous threads. There are numerous important House Primary Races! And places where we can WIN! PLEASE contribute! And if you can't contribute money ... the least we can do is go to their pages and give them a "like" or a tweet. All of these candidates are involved in primaries that are close (or could be close) against generally more moderate or liberal Republicans. All of these districts are winnable in November. Georgia:...
  • IMPORTANT GOP House Primary Races: And How You Can Help (Northeast and South)

    05/09/2014 12:57:12 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 58 replies
    NORTHEAST and SOUTH There are numerous important House Primary Races! And places where we can WIN! PLEASE contribute! And if you can't contribute money ... the least we can do is go to their pages and give them a "like" or a tweet. All of these candidates are involved in primaries that are close (or could be close) against generally more moderate or liberal Republicans. All of these districts are winnable in November. Maine: BRUCE POLIQUIN, MAINE-2, JUNE 10th .... Open Seat Endorsed by: Maine Right to Life, Freedom Works Bruce Poliquin -- FACEBOOK -- TWITTER -- DONATEFreedomWorks: "As a...
  • AL: Gun Reform Bill Passes Senate 20-7

    03/24/2014 8:49:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Alabama SB 354  passed the senate on Wednesday by the wide margin of 20 - 7. The bill includes vehicles as an extension of the home for purposes of carrying firearms, recognizing the right to bear arms extends to a person's vehicle, where a great deal of time is spent in modern society.  This is especially helpful to the growing number of people who live in recreational vehicles and travel about the country. The bill makes clear that open carry of firearms is not disorderly conduct.  In the section dealing with definitions of disorderly conduct, the bill reads: "The...
  • DAY 3: THREE more abortion centers — CLOSED!

    03/10/2014 7:02:45 PM PDT · by Coleus · 19 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 03.07.14 | Shawn Carney - 40 Days for Life
    Now isn’t that some great news? Reports have been rolling in from Texas – the state where 40 Days for Life began – that abortion facilities are shutting down left and right. The latest closures include three businesses where faithful 40 Days for Life volunteers have prayed on the sidewalks outside for years. Plus – there’s another abortion center where volunteers are very hopeful that the business they’re praying in front of will soon join the list. Here are the details.——————————————————- BEAUMONT, McALLEN AND HARLINGEN, TEXAS ——————————————————-The three businesses closing are Whole Woman’s Health in Beaumont and McAllen, along with...
  • Anti-Russians display controversial US Confederate flag in Kiev

    03/07/2014 12:30:30 AM PST · by Lattero · 18 replies
    PressTV ^ | Mar 7, 2014 | Caleb Maupin
    This was the flag of slave holding states in the United States that seceded in 1861, causing Civil War. Today the symbol is used by the Ku Klux Klan, Neo-Nazi groups, and other organizations who are hostile to African-Americans. For the last several decades, protests have continued, demanding that this flag not be displayed in public places. Many people were greatly disturbed to see that the Confederate Flag is now being displayed, not in the United States, but in Kiev, the capital city of Ukraine. Larry Holmes, a civil rights activist in New York City, explained why the flag is...
  • Al Sharpton brings up race 314 times in 2013

    02/20/2014 6:00:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/20/14 | Washington Free Beacon·
    The Rev. Al Sharpton. Bringing us all together.
  • They Saw Three Teens Trying to Break Into Their Neighbor’s House — Then They Armed Themselves

    02/04/2014 3:46:26 PM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1 February, 2014 | Dave Urbanski
    When residents of an Alabama town spotted three teens trying to break into a neighbors house in the middle of the day, they of course contacted police…but they didn’t just kick back and watch the action play out, either. They armed themselves and confronted them. With that, all three teens ran from the house on Mountain Laurel Drive in Pinson, but the neighbors chased them into nearby woods, according to AL.com. They managed to hold one, a 17-year-old, at gunpoint. Two others fled on foot but were captured more than a mile away on Highway 75.
  • Police: Wayne Court shooting was act of self-defense

    02/04/2014 7:05:57 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Huntsville Police said the woman who shot a man to death acted in self-defense. Investigators said Salena Turner was in fear for her life and shot Timothy Derrick in self defense the night of Jan. 24, based on evidence collected and discussed between police and the district attorney's office.
  • Illegal "No Weapons" signs at rest stops in Alabama

    01/22/2014 5:15:27 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 January, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    It appears that some bureaucrat in Alabama has decided to post Alabamans' rest stops with signs that are toxic to the second amendment and Alabama law.  As reported on opencarry.org, the signs say "No weapons beyond this point". It’s the AL rest stop eastbound I-10 @ AL/ MS line, about 15 miles west of Mobile. According to Skidmark at opencarry.org, rest stops are not listed as prohibited places for possessing weapons. Alabama's preemption law was strengthened in 2013, as part of a package of second amendment friendly reforms. Arizona, now known as one of the states most respectful of...
  • AL: Customer Defends Self and Others from Threatened Mass Murder

    01/17/2014 9:44:34 AM PST · by marktwain · 39 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 January, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    An armed aggressor herding people into a back room is always a bad sign.  It often precedes a mass murder.  From the selmatimesjournal.com: Dallas County Sheriff Harris Huffman said the incident appeared to be a case of self-defense and no one has been arrested in connection with the shooting Thursday afternoon. The incident occurred when Dallas County resident Kevin Mclaughlin entered Dollar General reportedly waving a pistol in the air, Huffman said. Mclaughlin then ushered a group of people inside the store into a break room. One customer showed good situational awareness, and was able to escape out the...
  • AL:Needed - Photo of Alabama Rest Stop Sign Prohibiting Weapons

    01/05/2014 6:32:28 PM PST · by marktwain · 34 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 January, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    It has been reported that Alabama has posted their rest stops with signs prohibiting weapons. The signs are reported to read: No weapons allowed past this point I am writing an article about it, which would benefit from an actual picture of one of the signs, but I have not been able to acquire one yet. If you are traveling where  you might see such a sign, I would appreciate it if you would take a picture and send me one. You can send the picture in an freepmail to marktwain. A short note mentioning when and where the picture...
  • Homeowner shoots burglary suspect in groin

    12/31/2013 7:47:15 PM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    wrcbtv.com ^ | 26 December, 2013 | NA
    MARSHALL COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - A homeowner shot aburglary suspect in the groin after catching two men trying to steal scrapmetal from his property, according to authorities. (snip) The homeowner told authorities that when he asked the two men to leave, one of them came towardhim and threatened to kill him. That's when the victim told deputies he shot the suspect once in the groin with his rifle. Both suspects managed to flee thescene.
  • AL:Birmingham woman shoots ex-boyfriend hiding in her basement

    12/29/2013 9:18:21 AM PST · by marktwain · 30 replies
    alabamas13.com ^ | 26 December, 2013 | Amber Roberson
    A Birmingham woman shot an ex-boyfriend who she found hiding in her house last night. According to the Jefferson County Sheriff's office, the 32-year-old female called authorities around 7 p.m. yesterday to tell them that her ex-boyfriend had broken into her house and she had shot him. The victim says she went to her basement to smoke, when she realized that her ex-boyfriend was in the basement. He smashed her phone when she tried to call 911, before chasing her around the basement. The woman took a gun from her pocket and shot the 34-year-old in the leg. When he...
  • AL:Burglar shot, killed in Selmont

    10/31/2013 5:59:56 PM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    selmatimesjournal.com ^ | 29 October, 2013 | NA
    SELMONT — Two burglars greeted a Selmont couple returning home from work early Saturday morning. In the exchange that ensued, one of the burglars was shot and killed, while the other one escaped and is considered armed and dangerous. Sgt. Mike Grantham, with the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department, said the couple returned to their Lowery Drive home around 2:30 a.m. Due to the fact they have been the victims of burglaries before, the husband entered the home first. Grantham said when the wife came into the house, she noticed glass from a glass door on the ground. It was then,...
  • AL:Burglary Suspect Shot and Killed by Homeowner in Dallas Co.

    10/26/2013 6:33:03 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    wncftv.com ^ | 25 October, 2013 | George McDonald
    From the West Alabama Newsroom-- A suspected burglar is shot and killed by a homeowner -- when a Dallas County couple walks in on a break-in in progress at their house. Sheriff Harris Huffman says it happened early Friday morning on the 900 block of Lowery Drive in the Pine Glen housing community. The sheriff says the couple surprised two burglars when they came home and one of the burglars ran -- but the other was shot and killed.
  • Auburn [University]’s new homecoming queen has a ridiculously inspirational life story

    10/15/2013 7:11:41 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 17 replies
    Yellowhammer Politics ^ | October 14, 2013 | Cliff Sims
    Over the weekend, Auburn University’s student body elected Molly Anne Dutton the school’s 100th Miss Homecoming, and boy what a story this young woman has to tell. A couple of decades ago, Dutton’s biological mother, who was living in California at the time, was the victim of a sexual assault that resulted in her becoming pregnant. She was given an ultimatum by her husband: either abort the baby, or face divorce. Lifeline Children’s Services, a Birmingham-based Christian adoption agency, got involved and helped the woman through her courageous decision to keep the baby and put her up for adoption instead...
  • AL:Homeowner shoots 1 of 2 Auburn burglary suspects

    10/10/2013 3:13:01 PM PDT · by marktwain · 35 replies
    wsfa.com ^ | 7 October, 2013 | Rachel Jinright - John Shryock
    AUBURN, AL (WSFA) - The Auburn Police Department says it has arrested two people following a shooting that happened Sunday evening in the 800 block of Annalue Drive. Officers were called to the residence just before 9 p.m. on a report that a man found two people inside his home. The homeowner fired several shots at the suspects who then fled the scene. The victim reported two Samsung cell phones valued at $600 were taken in the burglary.
  • Alabama Recognizes Kansas Concealed Carry Permits

    09/25/2013 6:11:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    WIBW ^ | 23 September, 2013 | Melissa Brunner
    Complete news release from the Kansas Attorney General's Office: Kansas concealed carry licenses are now recognized in the State of Alabama, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced today. The Office of Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange last week notified the Kansas Attorney General’s office that a new Alabama law, which took effect August 1, recognizes valid concealed carry licenses from all other states. A similar law was passed by the Kansas legislature earlier this year, which allows all valid out-of-state permits to be recognized in Kansas when the non-resident permit holder is traveling temporarily in Kansas. Alabama is the 34th...
  • Armed Citizen from AR Interacts with Police Officer in AL

    09/16/2013 7:22:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 36 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 September, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    On a road trip from Arkansas through Alabama, an armed citizen, on vacation with his wife, had an encounter with a police officer. Officers on the street have always been more supportive of armed citizens than police administrators.   As state after state made it easier for ever increasing  numbers of citizens to be legally armed in public, the attitude of police became more positive as they gained experience with armed citizens. In the words of Kopis, a contributor to opencarry.org, here is what happened on the road in Alabama: So i rolled the windows down, took the key out...
  • AL:Rep Holmes of Alabama Seeks Repeal of Law that Clarifies Open Carry Rights

    09/04/2013 6:49:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | Dean Weingarten
    Poster by Oleg Volk Armed citizens a "bad example" for kids?  Open carry promoting violence?  Open carry of weapons has been legal in Alabama for hundreds of years, but some police officers and judges have used the disorderly conduct statute to disarm those who they wished to discriminate against.  Given the history of black codes, and the Klan, this discrimination was practiced mostly against black people. Openly carried guns tend to put a damper on criminal attacks.  That is one  of the reasons that police openly carry guns.  An openly carried gun loudly proclaims to observers:  "I am not a...
  • WATCH: Al Jazeera America Attacks Limbaugh, O’Reilly, Sharpton, Beck, Alex Jones, Piers Morgan

    08/20/2013 1:49:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 8/20/13 | Pat Dollard
    Excerpted from Mediaite: Today’s the day. Al Jazeera America launched in approximately 40 million households at 3pm Eastern with an hour-long promo of sorts telling people what the expect from the network. Within the first five minutes of air time, Al Jazeera America played very brief clips of Fox’s Bill O’Reilly and MSNBC’s Al Sharpton engaged in some of their most contentious onscreen moments followed by a voice saying, “news audiences know what is missing and they know what they want.” Also visible on screen are clips of Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh, along with Piers Morgan’s epically explosive segment...