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  • Burglars smash van into sporting goods store only to find owner waiting

    07/03/2015 4:26:34 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 50 replies
    WISN.COM ^ | 03 JULY 2015 | WISN.COM
    MILWAUKEE — Shortly before sunrise, police said a stolen van smashed through the doors of the Bouchard’s Sporting Goods store near North Avenue and Martin Luther King Drive. The burglars were unaware the owner was sleeping inside. Police said he greeted them with gunfire. A short time after the shooting, three guys showed up at the emergency room at Columbia St. Mary's. One of them had been shot multiple times. Police arrested all three of them.
  • Details emerge in Northeast Las Vegas home invasion shootout

    07/02/2015 4:55:49 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 20 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 02 july 2015 | COLTON LOCHHEAD
    A 23-year-old man was able to fend off two intruders in his family’s home Tuesday morning, killing one and wounding the other, according to a police report released Wednesday. Just after 9 a.m. Tuesday, Tarneshia Harris, 29, also known as Tiffany Carter, and a male accomplice broke into a house in the 3800 block of King Palm Avenue, near Pecos and Alexander roads, while several people were home, according to the report. The duo initially tried a ruse to gain entry, police said. Harris knocked on the door of the house and told the 12-year-old boy who answered that her...
  • Former CNN anchor involved in fatal shootout with robber

    07/01/2015 2:26:55 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 58 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | July 1, 2015 | Rodney Ho
    Former CNN Headline News anchor Lynne Russell and her husband, former CNN correspondent Chuck De Caro faced off against a robber at an Albuquerque, N.M. motel. De Caro shot and killed the thief. De Caro himself was reportedly shot three times by the robber but is expected to survive. Russell was not hurt.
  • GA: Rockdale Sherrif Calls Open Carrier Hero

    06/07/2015 10:09:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Open carrier Todd Scott. In the attempted mass shooting at the Conyers Magnet Package store, customer Todd Scott was openly carrying his Smith & Wesson 4013STW.   When the active shooter opened fire, Todd took cover, evaluated the situation, and returned fire.  At that point the active shooter left the store, returned to his parents home, and shot and wounded them.  Rockdale Sheriff Eric Levett said that Todd Scott was a Hero.  From rockdalenews.com: There were three customers, who weren't injured in the incident, inside the liquor store. One customer, Todd Scott, returned fired from a handgun from the back...
  • MS: Alleged Kidnappers of Handgun Competitor: 1 Dead, 1 Corrections Officer (picture)

    06/04/2015 4:49:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 58 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A couple of weeks ago, two armed criminals kidnapped a doctor at gun point.  They did not realize that their intended prey was also a combat handgun competitor who was loading guns and ammunition into his vehicle.  They forced him to take his vehicle to an ATM, where they extracted money.  Then they made a critical mistake.  They threatened his wife.  Accessing a handgun in the door of his vehicle, he shot and killed one of the suspects, Edwin Robinson.   Robinson is the larger man in the picture above.  The other suspect has been captured. He turned out...
  • GA: Open Carrier Stops Mass Killing

    06/02/2015 10:02:34 PM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Link to video of start of shooting In Conyers, Georgia, a citizen, openly carrying a holstered pistol, returned fire at a man who had already killed two people.   The attack appears to be a planned mass shooting.   The attacker was armed with a semiautomatic pistol, which he is seen firing in the video.  When the open carrier, Todd Scott, returned fire, the active shooter stopped the attack, and fled the store.  He returned to the home where he lived with his parents, and shot and wounded them both.   At this point the police arrived at the...
  • Armed Atlanta man to alleged attempted carjacker

    05/23/2015 7:36:00 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 21 replies
    Daily News ^ | 05/22/2015 | NICOLE HENSLEY
    --snip-- The alleged car jacking attempt failed to amount to anything because Fannin pulled out a gun and ordered him out, the aftermath of which is now shown in a witness video of the encounter between Edgar Horn. Fannin kept his cool while keeping the 61-year-old suspect, Horn, on the ground at gunpoint, the video obtained by WSB-TV shows. He also had plenty of time to lecture Horn about nearly becoming a victim as a team of police officers arrived.
  • Man holds carjacking suspect at gunpoint until police arrive (VIDEO)

    05/22/2015 12:47:23 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 10 replies
    WOKV ^ | 05/21/15 | Rachel Stockman
    ATLANTA — An Atlanta man held a would-be carjacker at gunpoint until police arrived and arrested the suspect, according to police.
  • Man holds suspected carjacker at gunpoint until police arrive [w/video]

    05/22/2015 12:18:17 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 8 replies
    WSB-TV ^ | May 22, 2015 | Rachel Stockman
    ATLANTA — An East Point man held a would-be carjacker at gunpoint until police arrived and arrested the suspect, according to Atlanta police. -snip- “You were not trying to rob me,” Fannin said to the man on cellphone video of the incident. “Do you just get into random people's cars ... you thought I was your friend … you thought I was your friend ... so you woke up stupid this morning?”
  • Patient who pulled gun on armed robber hopes he taught him lesson

    05/21/2015 6:00:26 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 31 replies
    myfoxdetroit.com ^ | May 20, 2015 | Randy Wimbley
    A quick-thinking man who refused to become a victim hopes he taught a young bad guy a lesson. Most people who carry a concealed handgun won't be in the situation where they have to draw and use it. That was a reality Tuesday for a Waterford man. James Dockman refused to pull the trigger and tonight the 49-year-old explains why. "Do you really want to (expletive) do this," Dockman said to the armed robber. The young man holding the weapon didn't want to answer, fleeing. Dockman said he was headed to his dialysis treatment around 4 a.m. Tuesday when he...
  • Woman Held Hostage By Naked Madman For 20 Hours Saved By Armed Neighbor [VIDEO]

    05/18/2015 3:55:45 PM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/18/2015 | Chuck Ross
    A Pennsylvania man is being hailed as a hero for rescuing a neighbor who had been beaten by her ex-boyfriend and held hostage for 20 hours. Henry Oppenheim told WTAJ that he grabbed his gun after seeing the woman being beaten on the street in Altoona Friday morning. Police say that the attacker, Henry Yancey, had held the woman, his ex-girlfriend, hostage for 20 hours and that he had beaten her throughout the night, threatened to kill her and stabbed her in the leg.
  • SA:Girlfriend fires 2 Shots at Armed Home Invaders; video

    05/14/2015 5:59:41 PM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In this video from South Africa, we see the clear utility of an alarm system and or a dog.   Neither were available in this case, and it was only luck or God that aided the armed residents.  The cats were useless. Link to video With today's technology, audio would be an easy addition.  The residents are armed with revolvers, likely five shot revolvers, because the frame appears fairly small.   It is something to consider that there were three invaders, and the woman fired two shots, without any obvious hits.  Clearly, more firepower is called for. I believe that it...
  • Witness Pulled Gun On Burglary Suspect Who Was Beating OKC Officer

    05/10/2015 12:00:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    News 9 ^ | May 07, 2015 | Matthew Nuttle
    OKLAHOMA CITY - New information is coming out regarding the rookie Oklahoma City police officer who was beaten by a suspect with his own baton following a burglary on the northwest side of the metro. An armed witness may have been the only thing that kept that officer from a more serious beating, or worse. It happened just after 2 p.m. Tuesday in the 2800 block of W. Park Pl. Rookie Officer Adam Eller and field training officer Sgt. Michael Lambert were responding to the burglary call. ... During the chase the two officers became separated. Eller found himself alone...
  • Streamwood man thwarts robbery attempt, authorities say

    05/04/2015 5:04:06 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 2 replies
    daily herald ^ | : 5/4/2015 | Barbara Vitello
    A Streamwood 18-year-old accused of trying to rob a man by saying he had a gun was arrested after the man pulled a gun on him, authorities say. Prosecutors say the intended victim has a valid concealed carry permit.
  • OK: Armed Citizen tells Story to Media at Request of Sheriff

    04/23/2015 7:06:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 April, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In rural Pottawotamie county in Oklahoma, the Sheriff appreciates the efforts of armed citizens.  I was able to get in touch with the elder Alvin Cleere.   His son had captured a burglar by being observant.   The son, also named Alvin, had noticed a pickup truck at an property were it did not belong.  He checked things out and found that the truck was loaded with stolen goods.   From kfor.com: He discovered the truck was loaded with stolen property, matresses, fixtures- even a kitchen sink. This fed up crime fighter pulled the 45 from his pickup. “That...
  • Assault victim with concealed weapon stops bat-wielding attacker at east Yakima Wal-Mart

    04/14/2015 4:08:40 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 28 replies
    Yakima Herald-Republic ^ | April 14, 2015 | Donald W. Meyers
    YAKIMA, Wash. — A 32-year-old man who was shopping with at least three children at a Yakima Wal-Mart was the victim of an unprovoked assault when a stranger picked up a metal tee-ball bat and struck him, according to Yakima police. The victim was not injured, but he did have a concealed weapons permit, which he immediately put to use, police said.A store security officer reported hearing a man in the sporting goods department yelling “Get on the ground!” and found one man pointing a pistol at another, who was lying on the floor.Police arrived a short time later and...
  • CONCEALED CARRY PERMIT HOLDER STOPS GUNMAN DURING ATTEMPTED MASS SHOOTING

    03/30/2015 7:12:25 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 30,2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On March 22 a man who opened fire on children and adults in a Philadelphia barbershop was shot and killed by a citizen with a concealed carry permit. The armed citizen had been walking by the barbershop when he heard gunshots. He ran inside and shot the gunman. According NBC Philadelphia, the incident arose after two men got into a fight in the barbershop. An unnamed 40-year-old man fought with another customer then pulled out a gun and started shooting. Police said the man fired on “customers and barbers,” and some of those customers were children. As the 40-year-old man...
  • GA: Iconic Picture of Modern Crime Prevention

    03/29/2015 7:22:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In Cobb County, Georgia, a passerby took this iconic picture of modern crime prevention.  In it, a bank robbery suspect, a black male millennial, is being held at gun point by a white haired and fit member of what appears to be the boomer generation.  It is clear that the armed boomer knows what he is doing and has the situation well in hand.  The iconic nature of the picture is enhanced in that it was taken by an ordinary citizen turned reporter/photographer on the instant. While not certain, the pistol used to stop the crime may well be...
  • 2 Dead After West Philly Triple Shooting

    03/28/2015 12:59:55 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 8 replies
    Police say two men in their twenties got off the trolley at 56th and Lansdowne Avenue and headed toward Media and Conestoga when two other men approached and announced a robbery. One of the victims then reportedly pulled out a gun and shot those two robbers. “Unbeknownst to the robbers, the 27-year-old victim has a permit to carry…has his handgun with him,” Police Lieutenant John Walker says. “He’s able to draw his handgun, firing multiple times, striking both robbery suspects.” One of the robbers then returned fire and shot the friend of the armed robbery victim.
  • Passerby With Concealed Carry Permit Stops Slaughter In Philly

    03/23/2015 7:19:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 3/23/2015 | Bob Owens
    If you ask a concealed handgun permit holder why they choose to carry a concealed weapon all of the time, they’ll sometimes dryly reply that it’s because criminals are rarely considerate enough to put their deadly crimes on the intended victim’s calendar. Such was the case in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania yesterday, when a man with a concealed carry permit heard gun shots as he passed by a barbershop, ran in, and stopped a massacre in the making by shooting a man who had opened fire on employees and customers
  • Tobacco store clerk takes robbery into her own hands, shoots robber

    03/02/2015 7:30:29 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 24 replies
    6ABC.com ^ | 03/02/2015
    LEXINGTON, KY -- Surveillance video shows a tobacco store clerk fighting off two robbers in Lexington, Kentucky. The Tobacco Zone had been locked, but the thieves got in as a customer was leaving. They then went to the office and demanded money. As one of the thieves rummaged through the cash register, he carelessly left his handgun on the counter. "While he was struggling to get money out, he threw the gun on the counter. And I grabbed the gun and I pointed it," store clerk Zara Adil told WKYT-TV, "and I told him, 'I'm gonna shoot you if...
  • PA:CCW Holder stops Crime Spree, Kills Suspect

    02/08/2015 1:45:13 PM PST · by marktwain · 42 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A 67-Year-Old CCW permit holder stopped a crime spree and a budding criminal career on Wednesday, 4 February, 2015 in Cobbs Creek Park in Pennsylvania.   The victim was walking along a path when the assailant, wearing a mask and brandishing a pistol, ran up to him, demanding that he "Give it up, give me all you got" according to the Upper Darby Police. The intended victim did not play the expected role.  He used a classic defensive technique, grabbing the assailant's gun while drawing his own.  The 67-Year-Old fired one shot to the attacker's head, killing him and ending...
  • Robber with Toy Gun Killed by 67-Year-Old Victim with Real Gun

    02/06/2015 5:23:03 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 6,2015 | LIZ SHELD
    File this story under Darwin Awards. If you live in a state that properly respects the Second Amendment, be careful before pulling a gun on someone, as they may pull one right back. A masked “gun man,” or rather “toy gun man,” tried to rob a Pennsylvania man in a local park. The victim, a 67-year-old man, pulled out a real gun and shot him, according to Pennsylvania authorities. The incident took place at 2:30pm on Wednesday in Cobbs Creek Park — in other words, in broad daylight. “Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said a 67-year-old man was walking...
  • Senior With Cancer-Stricken Wife Shoots And Kills Armed Home Invader In Michigan

    01/30/2015 5:05:51 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 47 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | January 29, 2015 | Bob Owens
    I can’t imagine the terror that must have been running through the mind of the 74-year-old Southgate, Michigan homeowner just before 5:00 AM this morning as a home invader broke in. The homeowner armed himself and stepped outside the bedroom to protect his cancer-stricken wife as she called 911. The homeowner ran into the armed home invader. According to investigators, the home invader raised his weapon, and the homeowner was forced to fire to save his life.
  • Outnumbered National Guardsman takes down 4 armed robbers at Sonic(trunc)

    01/22/2015 5:56:22 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 29 replies
    BIZPAC ^ | 01/21/2015 | Tom Tillison
    A Georgia man sitting in a drive-thru at a Sonic Drive-In restaurant was confronted Sunday by a small gang of armed men who demanded his hard earned money, WSB-TV reported.
  • GA: Armed Robbery Suspect Shot, Gun Walks off

    01/21/2015 11:44:00 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    As more and more people are legally carrying guns, there are more justifiable shootings and the crime rate drops.  A significant synergistic factor is the ubiquity of surveillance cameras and personal recording devices, such as cell phones and dashcams. This shooting in Georgia illustrates one of the reasons why.  The event itself is fairly clear.  A robbery suspect, who is accompanied by three other people, pulls a gun on a victim.  The victim is armed, draws his own weapon, and shoots the suspect, who drops his gun.  From myfoxal.com: There were three other people with the suspect at the...
  • Machete wielding intruder gets shot by homeowner. Obama thinks this self defense should be illegal.

    01/19/2015 11:14:07 AM PST · by grundle · 11 replies
    wordpress ^ | Janaury 18, 2015 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Video/audio: Machete wielding intruder gets shot by homeowner. Obama thinks this act of self defense should be illegal. The Idaho State Journal News recently put up this video at YouTube. A guy with a machete breaks down an apartment door (which looks like it’s made of cardboard), despite the fact that the guy in the apartment had already warned the intruder that he had a gun. After the intruder enters the apartment with a machete, the homeowner shoots him three times. The Idaho State Journal News then blanks the video, but you can hear the intruder...
  • PA: Armed Woman Stops Crime Spree

    01/19/2015 5:22:15 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In Lancaster County, PA, an alert and armed woman stopped a crime spree.  One of the things that destroys the sense of security in a neighborhood is  the proliferation of  burglaries and thefts of personal property from vehicles.  That is what the pair of suspects were involved in when an alert woman stopped Robert LaFleur from breaking into her car at 2:30 am and held him at gunpoint until the police arrived. It seems unlikely that LaFleur would have obeyed the woman's commands if she had not been armed.   The police report that he resisted arrest when they...
  • Man Shoots [three] Intruders Attempting to Rape His Granddaughter During Home Invasion

    01/03/2015 6:02:35 PM PST · by grundle · 64 replies
    People magazine ^ | October 25, 2014 | Elaine Aradillas
    Kenneth Byrd and his family were settled in their North Carolina home Monday night when there was a knock at their door. A stranger claimed his car was having mechanical problems and asked for water, according to a statement released by the Robeson County Sheriff's Office and obtained by PEOPLE. Suddenly, two more men appeared and demanded money. They were dressed in black and wearing ski masks. The suspects were armed with handguns and attempted to rape Byrd's 19-year-old granddaughter. "Mr. Byrd retrieved a weapon and several shots were fired between Mr. Byrd and the suspects in the house," according...
  • Howard University Running Back [burglar] Fatally Shot in Robbery Attempt

    12/28/2014 8:01:02 PM PST · by grundle · 68 replies
    The Root ^ | December 26, 2014 | Stephen A. Crockett Jr.
    Police believe that the 22-year-old running back was shot and killed while attempting to break into a Texas apartment. A Howard University running back, who returned to his Texas home while on holiday break, was shot and killed along with an 18-year-old man after the two men and an accomplice reportedly attempted to rob an apartment. According to the Denton Record-Chronicle, Howard running back Terrence Neal Tusan, 22; Jakobi Dmon Gipson, 18; and another man allegedly forced their way into a Denton, Texas, apartment Sunday. Although police did not say how the shooting began, it is believed that residents of...
  • Police: Home invasion suspect [on probation] shot by California [Pennsylvania] homeowner

    12/27/2014 4:26:47 PM PST · by grundle · 63 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | December 27, 2014 | Bill Schackner
    An intruder died early today after being shot in a California borough home as he charged toward the homeowner who confronted him in the kitchen, Washington County Coroner Tim Warco said. The male, identified by Mr. Warco as Emanuel Ladson, 37, of Pittsburgh, was pronounced dead at the Monongahela Valley Hospital emergency room at 4:48 a.m. The incident, described by Mr. Warco in a news release as a home invasion, is being investigated by the coroner, Pennsylvania State Police and police in the borough, officials said. Ladson entered the home along California Road through a window about 3:35 a.m. and...
  • KY:Set-up Invasion at Midnight in Kentucky

    12/25/2014 3:22:21 PM PST · by marktwain · 32 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    I have always thought that answering a door with a gun at hand was a reasonable precaution.  In this recent case in Kentucky, the homeowner was able to reach his firearm, but it was a close thing. It was a set-up home invasion.   The decoy, Raven Edwards, above, contacted the homeowner, Bill Jolley, on social media and was invited over a bit after midnight.  It is unknown if they knew each other previously; but the addresses are all in Harrison County, KY, and there is only one high school in the County.  After Raven arrived at the house and...
  • Homeowner kills suspect during attempted home invasion

    12/24/2014 3:20:08 PM PST · by lowbridge · 57 replies
    http://wreg.com ^ | december 24, 2014 | ASHLEY CROCKETT AND CAITLIN ALEXANDER
    Officers responded to a home in the 2300 block of Devoy at about 6:20 p.m. Tuesday, where they saw 22-year-old Nico Carlisle with multiple gunshot wounds lying at the front door. Officials pronounced Carlisle dead at the scene. Investigators say Carlisle and another man knocked on the door, then forced their way inside when a woman answered the door. Carlisle then put a gun to the woman’s neck. The homeowner grabbed a handgun before going to investigate the commotion, and fired multiple shots at the men, hitting Carlisle.
  • Police: Teen shot at Dayton Mall tried to rob man for shoes

    12/23/2014 4:25:27 PM PST · by digger48 · 178 replies
    fox19.com ^ | Dec 22, 2014 | Nathan Vicar
    DAYTON, OH (FOX19) - The Middletown teen who was shot and killed at the Dayton Mall over the weekend was trying to steal shoes from a man with a concealed carry license, police say. Officials say the investigation shows that three male juveniles approached two men outside of the hhgregg store just after 10 a.m.. According to police, 16-year-old Jawaad Jabbar got out a gun and demanded merchandise from the men. One of the men, who police say had a valid concealed carry license, produced his gun and shot Jabbar. Jabbar died from injuries sustained from the gunshot. "This was...
  • Neighbor shoots back at man chasing his neighbor with shotgun

    12/16/2014 9:24:31 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 5 replies
    KY3 ^ | 12-14-14 | Drew Douglass
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Springfield Police responded to shots fired in the 1100 block of North Oak Park Drive shortly after 8 p.m. Saturday night. Derek Palmer, who lives just down the street from where police were investigating, witnessed the episode and explained what he heard to KY3 on Saturday night. "I heard a couple gun shots go off, came outside to check it out, and you had a guy and somebody in a car arguing for a little bit, you heard a few more gunshots go off and then the car sped off," says Palmer. Police confirmed that several shots...
  • Police: Homeowner Shoots Person During Break-In Attempt

    12/09/2014 1:22:06 PM PST · by lacrew · 28 replies
    WIBW ^ | 12-8-14 | Greg Palmer; Nick Viviani
    Breaking glass and an arm reaching in through the busted window led to an early morning shooting in midtown Topeka, according to the homeowners. Officers found the person, who was not identified either, a few homes away, 317 SW Clay, and suffering from several gunshot wounds. That person was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive.
  • Armed Black Men Defend White-Owned Business in Ferguson: Find out Why

    11/29/2014 9:40:55 PM PST · by grundle · 3 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | November 29, 2014 | Tim Brown
    With all the division that the race hustlers and the Barack Obama administration have tried to bring in the nation and particularly to Ferguson, Missouri, it's good to see a positive story. Several, well-armed black men stood guard around a business to protect it from looters and rioters. The catch is that the business was owned by a white man. What would cause these men to do such a thing in a town that seems hell bent on destruction of private property because they falsely believe a white policeman murdered a black man? Loyalty and jobs. While many others in...
  • Another Bear Spray, Gun and Grizzly National Park Incident

    11/27/2014 12:18:40 PM PST · by marktwain · 42 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    I actively look for and monitor defensive uses of firarms.   While some defensive uses of firarms are common, such as driving off intruders from a home, others such as defense against a grizzly bear, are rare.  They tend to stand out when they happen.   I missed this one, even though it did get some coverage in 2013.  The actual defense occurred two years ago in November of 2012. It is especially interesting because both bear spray and bullets were used.  The only other one that I recall happened this year. The bear was killed by the gunfire, dropping, literally...
  • Father Shoots and Kills Career Criminal in Gunfight During Home Invasion

    10/22/2014 7:37:17 AM PDT · by ExpatGator · 50 replies
    Guns Save Lives ^ | October 22, 2014 | Dan Cannon
    A Florida father had to use deadly force to defend himself and his 11 year old son from an early morning home invader this week. Just before 6:00am, Chris Bane heard glass breaking inside of his Sarasota home. He armed himself and went to investigate. According to My Fox Tampa Bay, “The burglar fired a shot and the homeowner returned fire, striking and killing the intruder,” said Wendy Rose, a spokesperson for the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office. “Apparently the homeowner has been the victim of burglary recently so he was on alert, he was on edge, and as soon as...
  • AZ:Armed Citizen Thwarts Bank Robbers, Kills One

    10/18/2014 10:55:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 30 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    After being shot, one robber dropped the stolen money. An armed citizen in Arizona has stopped a bank robbery in a dramatic and effective fashion.   It appears that he determined what was happening, took action, and fired on the armed robbers when they resisted.   One robber was killed, the other is in custody.   It reminds one a bit of the famous Arkansas bank robbery that was thwarted by armed citizens in 1922.  From abc15.com: "He took the keys out of the car because they left the car running. And so he took the keys out of the car and...
  • Gas Station Clerk Kills Two during Robbery Attempt (Canton, OH)

    09/24/2014 12:35:49 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 30 replies
    liveleak.com ^ | 9/24/14 | liveleak
    Gas Station Clerk Kills Two during Robbery Attempt (Canton, OH) *I found this through a video on Youtube, via Colin Flahety. I want to read his book. From the news article: CANTON -- Police in Canton are investigating an armed robbery Monday night that ended with two people dead. It happened at the Marathon gas station at 2201 Ninth St. S.W. A store employee told police that three masked robbers came into the station and shot him. The employee told police he returned fire and hit the suspects, who then fled on foot. Police found one person with gunshot wounds...
  • OH:Six Shots, Six Misses at Robber? or Not?

    09/22/2014 2:26:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 September, | Dean Weingarten
    In close range gunfights with handguns, it is not uncommon for both participants to fire several shots without anyone being hit.   In this article From wcpo.com, it is written that no injuries were reported: Police say the suspect pulled out a gun and demanded the victim's wallet.Once the wallet was turned over, the victim pulled out his own gun and both men pointed the firearms at each other. Officials say the victim fired about six shots after the suspect refused to put his gun down. (snip) No injuries were reported and no arrests made. In the video for the...
  • The Luby's Cafeteria Massacre: A Brutal Reminder to Restaurants Telling Customers "No Guns"

    09/09/2014 3:58:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 9, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Yesterday Panera Bread became another restaurant establishment asking customers to leave their guns at home, joining eateries like Chilis, Starbucks and stores like Target after pressure from anti-gun groups. Like other restaurant chains, Panera's official policy hasn't changed to an outright ban, but they've made clear customers carrying firearms for self-defense aren't welcome. This "please leave your guns at home" policy is catching on, but as more restaurants join Panera and others like it, it's important to remind them of the horrifying Luby's Cafeteria massacre. In 1991 Texas residents were banned by law from bringing firearms into restaurants. That same...
  • Group attacks Wichita youth football coach over lack of playing time; coach’s wife defends with gun

    09/09/2014 10:23:38 AM PDT · by aft_lizard · 65 replies
    Wichita Eagle ^ | 9/9/2014 | STAN FINGERTHE WICHITA EAGLE
    WICHITA Police are still looking for the men who threatened a youth football league coach with a gun and then began beating him before the coach’s wife pulled out a gun and fired it in the air to scare the attackers away. The incident occurred at about 7:45 p.m. Monday at Linwood Park in south Wichita, Lt. James Espinoza said. A man watching the practice at the park at 1901 S. Kansas confronted the coach about his son’s lack of playing time, lifting his shirt to display a handgun tucked into the waist of his pants. Moments later, five or...
  • TX:Border Patrol Fires at Armed Citizen

    08/31/2014 6:34:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The Border Patrol has had strict policies about the firing of weapons for decades.    In the most famous recent case, Border patrol agent Brian Terry was killed in a firefight in which the Patrolman used less lethal "bean bag" rounds.    Border Patrol agents I have talked to have always said that the mere presence of a weapon is not enough to justify shooting at someone.   This makes sense, because most people in the United States can legally possess weapons, and because the law is clear on what is required to justify the use of deadly force.   The mere...
  • Woman Uses Her Gun To Ward Off Abduction

    08/30/2014 1:23:51 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 13 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 8/29/14 | Daily caller
    Woman Uses Her Gun To Ward Off Abduction An Ohio woman who is licensed to carry a gun but had only recently started carrying one for protection put it to good use earlier this week. Dinah Burns was out walking her dog, Gracie, on a path near an elementary school in Lancaster on Monday when two men approached her with a baseball bat and threatened to abduct her.
  • Lancaster Woman Scares Off Bat-Wielding Attackers By Pulling Gun On Them (Ohio)

    08/30/2014 11:56:08 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 56 replies
    WBNS-10TV ^ | 08/28/2014 | WBNS
    Dinah Burns is licensed to carry a concealed gun, but she'd only recently started taking her weapon while walking her dog. It was Monday when Burns was on a footpath near Sanderson Elementary School. "Two gentlemen came out of the woods, one holding a baseball bat, and said 'You're coming with us'." The men weren't deterred by Dinah's dog Gracie. "I said, 'Well, what do you want?,' and as I was saying that I reached in to my pocket and slipped my gun out, slipped the safety off as I pulled it out. As I was doing that the other...
  • CO:Woman has Gunfight with Intruders who Steal her SUV

    08/29/2014 4:10:01 PM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    An armed woman in Denver chased two intruders from her home, only to have them drive off in her SUV.  From kdvr.com: About 2:30 a.m., two burglars broke into a woman’s home, then stole her blue Toyota Highlander, last seen going east on Exposition Avenue. She got in a gunfight with the intruders as they took the vehicle.  From cbslocal.com: The woman apparently got scared and fired at them while they were still outside. “Obviously she felt threatened so she took some measures,” said Sonny Jackson, Denver police spokesman. The suspects fired back, and one of the bullets ended...
  • ‘Robbery gone wrong’ at Dairy Queen in Albuquerque’s South Valley

    08/29/2014 2:38:56 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 43 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | August 29, 2014 | Nicole Perez
    A man trying to rob a South Valley ice-cream shop was shot and killed by an employee Thursday evening, according to the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy had just stopped a driver nearby when he heard the shots around 6 p.m. He rushed to the Dairy Queen at 427 Isleta SW, south of Bridge Boulevard, and found a man outside the restaurant with gunshot wounds, according to BCSO spokesman Sgt. Aaron Williamson. “It does appear at this point it was a robbery gone wrong,” Williamson said. Williamson said the man went to the Dairy Queen’s window with a gun...
  • FL: 89-Year-Old Wins Gunfight with Career Criminal

    08/28/2014 2:18:30 PM PDT · by marktwain · 35 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A decorated WWII veteran, who never fired a shot while overseas, won a battle with a robber half his age on Saturday.   The hand to hand combat lasted until Arthur M. Lewis and the robber were both exhausted.   Lewis had shot the robber six times, four times in the chest, once in the arm and once in the wrist and leg.  Lewis himself was wounded with a graze to his left arm. Lewis' girlfriend says that people think of him as frail, but he is anything but frail. The alleged robber, Lennard Patrick Jervis, has been arrested...