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  • 17 states pile on to Supreme Court case over NYC gun law

    10/16/2018 12:47:55 PM PDT · by PROCON · 29 replies
    guns.com ^ | Oct. 15, 2018 | Chris Eger
    A group of states from across the country is backing a challenge to New York City’s restrictive gun laws. Led by Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, they filed a brief last week in the pending request for cert of three NYC gun owners — Romolo Colantone, Efrain Alvarez, and Jose Anthony Irizarry — who argue the city’s “premises permit” scheme, which drastically restricts the ability to leave one’s premises with a firearm, is unconstitutional. The gun owners are licensed to have handguns on their residence or business but under current law can only leave with them to go to a...
  • Attacker Shot Dead After Stabbing Two Victims, Saying “Happy Halloween”

    10/13/2018 10:54:47 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 27 replies
    Around 10:00 p.m. Tuesday night, a 27-year-old man in New Haven, Connecticut, was suddenly attacked while walking down the street. The attacker, “an adult black man holding a knife,” allegedly said “Happy Halloween” and stabbed the victim in the bicep. As it turns out, that sentiment was premature, as he didn’t live long enough to celebrate Halloween. The victim’s 24-year-old cousin, who was waiting in his car nearby, overheard the noise and stepped out with his firearm, which he has a valid permit to carry. After he was also stabbed by the attacker (in the elbow), the cousin shot and...
  • I don’t want to die this way’: Starbucks clerk relives attack after customer shoots assailant

    10/05/2018 5:54:00 AM PDT · by LiberalismDestroys · 50 replies
    KSL.com ^ | 10/05/2018 | Liesl Nielsen
    MILLCREEK — Shelby Hamilton’s first thought as she lay bruised and bleeding on the ground of a Millcreek Starbucks was that she didn’t want to die this way. It would be a painful way to go. It all began while Hamilton was working an early morning shift at the coffee shop near 3900 South and 900 East Thursday morning. Hamilton was standing behind the counter when a “haggard-looking” man entered, she said. Instead of coming to the register to order, the man came behind the counter and asked Hamilton if she knew who he was. When she replied that she...
  • Starbucks customer shoots man attacking clerk in Millcreek(Utah), police say

    10/04/2018 8:05:20 AM PDT · by LiberalismDestroys · 32 replies
    KSL.com ^ | 10/04/2018 | Linda Williams
    MILLCREEK — A Starbucks customer shot a man who was allegedly attacking one of the clerks Thursday morning in Millcreek, police said. Police were called to reports of a man being aggressive with customers and employees at a 7-Eleven near 3900 South and 900 East just after 6 a.m. before he went to a Starbucks across the street, according to Unified police detective Ken Hansen. The man, who is in his late 30s, physically attacked a female Starbucks clerks when he arrived at the store, Hansen said. A customer in the Starbucks pulled out a gun and shot the attacker...
  • Army might have found its new rifle in Colorado Springs garage

    10/01/2018 12:25:29 PM PDT · by george76 · 99 replies
    Gazette ^ | Sep 30, 2018 | Tom Roeder
    The Army adopted its battle rifle in 1963 and has spent 55 years looking for a replacement for the M-16 and its variants. They might have found it in Martin Grier’s Colorado Springs garage. Grier, a self-described inventor who has worked at a local bed and breakfast, built the new “ribbon gun” with a hobbyist’s tools. It looks like a space-age toy drawn by a fifth-grader. But goofy origins and cartoon-looks aside, this could be the gun of the future. The Army is studying Grier’s gun and has ordered a military-grade prototype. ... The specifications are incredible, four 6 mm...
  • Female shooter kills three and injures seven in morning shooting at Rite Aid warehouse in ...

    09/20/2018 10:12:19 AM PDT · by Morgana · 128 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | September 20, 2018 | Jennifer Smith For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Female shooter kills three and injures seven in morning shooting at Rite Aid warehouse in Maryland business park before being taken to hospital in critical condition Three people have died and eight others are injured after a shooting at a Rite Aid warehouse in Aberdeen, Maryland, after a woman opened fire this morning. The shooting took place in the Liberty Building on Thursday at 9.09am where around 30 people work. It is part of a larger center where around 1,000 are employed. WBAL-TV, a local network in Maryland, reports that the shooter is a woman who is now...
  • IL: Private Pistol Packer Praised for Participation in Police Gunfight

    09/17/2018 5:18:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 September, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from NBCchicago.com On Thursday, about 5 p.m., 13 September, of 2018, police in Cicero, Illinois engaged in a gunfight with a suspect after a traffic stop. One officer was hit four times.  A legally armed citizen came to the aid of the police and engaged the suspect. The suspect was hit once and taken into custody.  From chicagosuntimes.com: The suspect kept running and shooting at the officers as Duarte and his partner returned fire, officials said. That’s when someone sitting in traffic on Cicero Avenue got out of his car and began shooting at the suspect as well,...
  • Licensed gunowner praised for joining cops in shootout with suspect near I-55

    09/14/2018 3:35:36 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 55 replies
    Chicago S-T ^ | 14 sept 2018
    A man with a concealed-carry license was commended for coming to the aid of Cicero police who were engaged in a shootout with a man who shot and wounded an officer near the Stevenson Expressway Thursday, authorities said. Cicero Police Officer Luis Duarte, 31, was shot four times during the encounter near the 4200 block of South Cicero Avenue during the evening rush hour, but it might have been worse if the armed citizen hadn’t stepped in, officials said. “We were lucky enough to have a citizen on the street there who’s a concealed-carry holder, and he also engaged in...
  • Couple encounters mountain lion at Mad Creek ( Colorado )

    09/13/2018 8:28:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies
    Steamboat Pilot ^ | September 13, 2018 | Matt Stensland,
    A Steamboat Springs couple recently had a scary encounter with a mountain lion at Mad Creek. Mark Stanford and his wife, Kristen Joaquim, were having a picnic Monday for Joaquim's birthday at the Mad Creek barn, and they started hiking back to the parking area at about 7:45 p.m. "I looked up and saw a set of eyes staring back at me," Stanford said. He said he saw a yellow-green reflection off the eyes, and he tried to size up the animal. "I could see that it was a big cat," Stanford said. "I knew that they had sighting ups...
  • Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd Explains "classic" Self Defense Shooting by Uber Driver (video)

    09/03/2018 3:43:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 September, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    In this YouTube video, Sheriff Grady Judd gives a detailed explanation of what happened in a recent self defense shooting in Polk County, Florida.  "This is justifiable homicide all day long," Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said. "You have the right to protect yourself. This is a textbook stand your ground case. This is a classic. This was the intent of the law." The shooting occurred in the early morning hours of 28 August, 2018. The Uber driver, Robert Westlake, had picked up his fare at a bar. A young woman, Jessica, had helped the inebriated woman get into...
  • Anthony Kapinski, acquited in Self Defense Shooting, sues for False Imprisonment

    08/25/2018 3:20:24 PM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 August, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Screen shot shows first punch thrown at Kapinski On the night of 26 May, 2017, at about 11 p.m., in Albuquerque, New Mexico, upwards of a 150 car lovers had congregated in the parking lot of the New Beginnings Church. On Friday nights, the parking lot had been a popular place for hundreds to meet and show off their cars. The video shows two men, Paul Francia and Jordan Mucher, are in a group close to  Anthony Kapinski near where his car was parked. They are said to have accused him of stealing car parts some time previously. Kapinski...
  • Armed Mexican National Responsible For Colorado Greyhound Crash Stopped By Armed Citizen

    08/25/2018 5:38:19 AM PDT · by jhastey · 13 replies
    FOUNTAIN, Colo. – Police say the man who threatened Greyhound bus passengers and its driver, which led to a crash near Fountain Monday evening, was held at gunpoint by a passerby until police arrived to the scene. Edmundo Arellanes-Audelo, 47, faces felony criminal mischief, felony menacing, hindering public transportation, assault and reckless endangerment charges after the incident, which happened around 6:30 p.m. Monday.
  • Armed Citizen Stops Attack at Titusville, FL Back to School Event

    08/24/2018 4:55:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 30 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 19 August, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    A male attacker with a gun opened fire at a back to school event in Titusville, Florida on Saturday, August 4th, 2018, at about 5:20 p.m. About a dozen shots were fired. An armed citizen drew his own handgun and returned fire. The attacker was severely wounded with a head shot. No one else was injured. 150 people were attending the event, including over 100 children. Video was captured at the event, showing people fleeing the attacker. Shots can be heard on the audio of the video. From titusville.com: Reports of the shooting started coming in at 5:20 PM...
  • Washington state wildlife officials resisted sending copter, sheriff to save woman treed by wolves

    07/22/2018 7:35:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 71 replies
    Capital Press ^ | July 18, 2018 | Don Jenkins
    Recordings and summaries of emergency calls show Washington wildlife officials at first objected to an air rescue of a woman treed by wolves, or help from the Okanogan County sheriff. Washington wildlife managers initially opposed sending a helicopter or a search-and-rescue team to save a woman treed by wolves in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, according to recordings and summaries of emergency calls. ... Notes from a call between DNR dispatcher Jill Jones and a wildlife officer summarized WDFW’s position, and her position, shortly before the helicopter launched. “No helicopter. Federally listed species. 3 WDFW personnel saying so,” according to DNR’s...
  • Woman, Armed with Marlin .22 rifle, Drives off Unwanted Visitor

    08/19/2018 6:03:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 71 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 August, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On 9 August 2018, a Cheri Bentham was waiting for a package to be delivered at her semi-rural residence on Hoo Shoo Too road, next to the Amite River. It was afternoon and about 93 degrees in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. A white man, about 5'6″ appeared at her door, and started to make some suggestive and alarming comments. He said he had been watching her house. From wbrz.com: Benham was busy trying to get her three small dogs back inside when she noticed the man was touching himself inappropriately outside his clothes. As his remarks became lewder, she ran...
  • New Mexico man explains how he survived a bear attack

    08/14/2018 12:15:14 PM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    KRQE ^ | Aug 14, 2018 | Francesca Washington
    RATON, N.M. - A New Mexico man is sharing his story of survival after he was attacked by a bear while walking his dogs. He killed the bear while its jaw was clamped around his leg, and the jaw stayed that way for a while. ... When he saw me, he pinned his ears down and immediately made a big charge at me," said Petrini. That's when the struggle began. "Down the hill, we went again rolling and he had bit me a time or two but he was never able to get on my upper body, so my legs...
  • A good guy with a gun has saved many lives in Florida – something the media rarely report

    08/08/2018 12:52:46 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 7, 2018 | John R. Lott
    Thankfully, a heroic citizen with a permit to legally carry a concealed handgun was able to save countless lives in Florida Saturday when he shot a gunman who opened fire on a back-to-school event attended by over 150 students at a park in Titusville, Florida.
  • A good guy with a gun has saved many lives in Florida – something the media rarely report

    08/07/2018 1:42:10 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 7 2018 | John R Lott Jr
    Thankfully, a heroic citizen with a permit to legally carry a concealed handgun was able to save countless lives in Florida Saturday when he shot a gunman who opened fire on a back-to-school event attended by over 150 students at a park in Titusville, Florida. The media rarely give national news coverage to incidents like this, but responsible gun owners have stepped forward in this way many times before to save lives. In fact, concealed handgun permit holders have prevented dozens of mass public shootings just in recent years, while receiving only brief mentions in local news coverage. Fortunately, only...
  • Pew Poll Supports High levels of Defensive Gun Use

    08/07/2018 6:39:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 3 August, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    The number of defensive gun uses (dgu) in the United States is difficult to measure. Surveys which ask about defensive gun uses have routinely shown numbers between 500,000 and 3 million per year.  A survey, specifically designed to determine dgu in the U.S., the National Self Defense Survey, (NSDS) found about 2.5 million dgu per year in 1993. The National Crime Victim Survey (NCVS), shows smaller numbers, about 80,000 per year. The NCVS does not ask about defensive gun uses, but depends on victims volunteering the information.Numerous other polls have found similar numbers to what the NSDS found.  These...
  • Florida armed bystander stops gunman at crowded back-to-school event at park, police say

    08/06/2018 3:32:03 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 6, 2018 | Travis Fedschun
    An armed bystander shot a man who opened fire at a Florida park filled with over 100 people -- including children -- for a Saturday back-to-school cookout, officials said. The Titusville Police Department said in a news release the man was involved in a fistfight with another person at the Issac Campbell Park and left around 5:20 p.m. -- only to return with a gun minutes later and start shooting. A bystander, who was lawfully licensed to carry a firearm, then shot the gunman.