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  • 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...
  • FL: Couple wins Gunfight with Intruder

    08/19/2014 3:32:36 PM PDT · by marktwain · 36 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The  intruder broke in the back door, which had a deadbolt lock.  He then chased the wife, and started fighting with the husband, who was still in bed when he heard the wife's cries for help.   The intruder, Marquise Trevel  Yates, had a gun, but initially used it as a bludgeon.  It is unclear exactly how many guns were involved, or who fired how often.  From news4jax.com: According to the police report, Coker retrieved his personal firearm and exchanged gunfire with Yates. Coker's wife, Pam, also fired her personal handgun at Yates, who died at the scene. Later, this...
  • Long Beach Resident Kills Burglary Suspect

    08/10/2014 8:20:18 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | August 10, 2014 5:22 PM | Greg Mills
    LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com) — A burglary suspect was shot and killed by a resident of the home he was trying to break into early Sunday morning, according to Long Beach police. Officers responded to the 2800 block of East Third Street at 2:24 a.m., arriving with paramedics who pronounced the suspect dead, police said. When CBS2’s Greg Mills visited the street on Sunday afternoon, he found a handful of concerned neighbors. “I’m scared, because I live with my son. He’s petrified,” said Dina Milonas, who lives next door to the home where the attempted burglary took place, at Third Street...
  • Clerk Fatally Shoots Armed Robbery Suspect Who Also Tried to Rob Brother's Store: PD (New Haven, CT)

    08/07/2014 12:31:42 PM PDT · by matt04 · 11 replies
    A New Haven convenience store owner shot and killed a man suspected of trying to rob his store and another store owned by his brother at gunpoint on the same night, police said. According to police, the owner of Congress Mini Market at 750 Congress Avenue called 911 to report that a man armed with a rifle had tried to rob him Tuesday night. While detectives were interviewing him, the store owner's brother called to say he had just shot a man who tried to rob his store, Nino's Mini Market at 659 Washington Avenue, according to police. Police arrived...
  • FL: Armed Citizen Prevents Carjacking

    07/31/2014 7:44:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    An armed citizen in Bradentown, Florida stopped an attempted carjacking when he fired a round at his own vehicle during the attempt.   Apparently there were two suspects.  One was in another car.  When the victim showed that he was armed by firing a shot, one carjacker took off in another vehicle, abandoning his accomplice, who fled on foot.   From bradenton.com: The victim said he was carjacked at gunpoint while sitting in front of the CVS Pharmacy at 4302 Cortez Road at 4:26 a.m. Wednesday, according to a release. The victim said he obtained a gun and fired at...
  • Son 'did what had to be done,' kills man attacking mother in their N. Minn. home

    07/28/2014 6:41:38 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 49 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 7/28/14 | Paul Walsh
    A Twin Cities man, already bloodied from one home invasion in far northern Minnesota, repeated the crime down the highway minutes later and attacked a 72-year-old woman before the victim’s son stepped in — saying he “did what had to be done” — and fatally shot the suspect, authorities said Monday. The shooting occurred about 6 a.m. Saturday outside the house along Hwy. 53, roughly 4 miles east of Ray, Minn., according to the Koochiching County Sheriff’s Office. “I’m the son who did what had to be done,” said Brad Himes, 48, who came to the rescue of his mother,...
  • Doctor shoots armed patient in Philly hospital: A gun rights case is born

    07/26/2014 6:42:46 AM PDT · by Innovative · 69 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 25, 2014 | Patrik Jonsson
    Psychiatrist Lee Silverman worked in a gun-free hospital, but pulled out a gun in his desk to subdue an armed patient, who had just shot his caseworker. The case renews the issue: Should doctors and teachers be armed? A mental-health caseworker is dead and a doctor and his patient wounded after a bizarre gunfight at a gun-free-zoned hospital in Yeadon, Pa., near Philadelphia, Thursday. As police prepare murder charges against the wounded patient, focus is shifting to the gun-toting psychiatrist who stopped the mayhem, likely saving other lives.
  • WATCH: Concealed Carry Hero Nabs Five Fugitives Who Eluded Police (Amazing Video)

    07/24/2014 8:02:42 PM PDT · by montag813 · 5 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 07-25-2014 | Gina Cassini
     by Gina Cassini | Top Right NewsIt's not a good year for anti-gun nuts to make their case against concealed-carry handguns.First of course we have the businesses who stupidly banned such guns from their establishments, from Jack In The Box to Target to local restaurants -- and immediately were victimized by armed criminals who knew they would face no resistance. Then we saw the bar owner who openly welcomed customers packing guns, and saw a huge boost in her business. Now comes the incredible story of a concealed carry permit holder in Iowa who helped police nab five men who led officers on...
  • 3 men pull out guns outside of Rouses after man tries to shoplift steak, Mobile police say

    07/25/2014 9:30:49 PM PDT · by boycott · 37 replies
    AL.com ^ | July 25, 2014 | Theresa Seiger
    MOBILE, Alabama -- On Friday afternoon a tense scene played out in front of the Rouses Supermarket on Theodore Dawes Road. Three people drew their guns after a reported theft, a Mobile Police Department spokesman said. Donnie James Moore, 60 had shoplifted steaks from the grocery store before officers arrived at 12:20 p.m., according to MPD. When a loss prevention officer tried to stop him, Moore shoved past him. Moore made it to his car, where he grabbed a gun. He pulled it on the officer, MPD spokesman Officer Terence Perkins said. The loss prevention officer stepped back and pulled...
  • Doctor Seemingly Defies Hospital’s Policy Barring Him From Carrying a Gun Police Say .....

    07/24/2014 6:59:15 PM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 40 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jul. 24, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    DARBY, Pa. (TheBlaze/AP) — A psychiatrist who was grazed by gunfire from a patient at a suburban Philadelphia hospital Thursday helped stop the gunman by apparently using his own weapon to shoot and wound him, but not before a caseworker was killed, authorities said. A patient opened fire after entering the doctor’s office at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital with the caseworker, District Attorney Jack Whelan said. Witnesses reported hearing yelling before the gunshots. A spokeswoman for Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital said the facility has a policy prohibiting anyone except on-duty law enforcement officers from carrying a weapon anywhere on its campus. It...
  • Bus stop stabbing suspect held thanks to a passerby carrying a gun

    07/21/2014 1:12:44 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 6 replies
    Rare ^ | July 21 2014 | Rare
    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A man was stabbed at a Lynx bus stop Wednesday morning, and a passerby held the alleged attacker at gunpoint for deputies, according to Orange County sheriff’s investigators. Investigators said Donald Sacco was stabbed several times at the bus stop on Orange Avenue near Sixth Street in the Taft area. “I (saw) two men get off the bus. One got off faster than the other one,” said witness Si Macon. “I looked out the window, and I (saw) one started to stab up the other dude.” Mason recorded video on his cellphone that showed another man,...
  • Off-Duty Midland Officer Kills Restaurant Gunman

    06/28/2014 1:11:57 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 27 replies
    CBS Houston ^ | 6-28-14 | unattributed
  • Police: Robbery suspect loses 'bet' that victim doesn't have a gun

    06/23/2014 4:41:30 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 17 replies
    Fox 12 ^ | 6/22/2014 | Fox 12
    JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) - A man with a gunshot wound was reported, Friday morning, at an apartment complex called the Pines on Watkins Drive; but he wasn't shot there. Jackson police say, shortly before that, a guest at a nearby Motel 6 had a run in with the man in the rear parking lot. They say the guest was approached by a man asking for cigarettes. The hotel guest said he didn't have any cigarettes. The man began to walk away, when , police say, he turned around and said "I bet you don't have one of these",...
  • A gun on his hip

    06/21/2014 5:07:54 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 24 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 21 june 2014 | James Causey
    Dan Sajdowitz carries his .40-caliber Walther on his hip because you never know what danger may lie just ahead. His sidearm deters would-be criminals, he believes, although he says he has no proof of that. Sajdowitz, 39, has carried a gun openly and concealed for nearly four years; he has yet to pull his weapon in self-defense. He hopes he never has to, but if he does he will be ready. Sajdowitz let me tag along with him recently as he open carried on the Milwaukee's south side. He told me before we left that I probably would get more...
  • Rutland clerk pulls gun on robber

    06/19/2014 6:14:13 AM PDT · by B4Ranch · 37 replies
    Pitaniello, 58, of Rutland, said he was preparing to close up Mac’s Convenience Store at 145 North Main St. before 9:30 p.m. when a man wearing a hoodie and a bandana over his face entered the store and threatened him with a roughly 5-inch blade. “I looked up when I heard the doorbell chimes and saw the hoodie, the bandana, and a bag in his hand,” Pitaniello said Monday. “He walked up to the counter, laid the knife on it and said ‘Empty the register.’” But the Vietnam veteran, who said he has carried a gun all his life, said...
  • In 10 Seconds Two Thugs Learn Why Stealing In Texas Is A Bad Idea

    06/16/2014 2:52:31 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 10 replies
    A Texas mother of two has a good samaritan to thank for stopping these would be robbers from getting away with her purse. As she was leaving a shopping center the two suspects tried to grab her purse from their car and ended up dragging her down the lot a bit. At that moment a stranger saw this happening and jumped into action pulling his concealed carry weapon on the criminals and stopping them. Once the thugs saw a gun they immediately stopped. Brenda Vasquez, witnessed the whole incident and was interviewed by KHOU tv; “This lady opens her car...
  • Two Men Use Girl As Human Shield — Until Her Father Guns Them Down

    06/11/2014 2:44:38 AM PDT · by grundle · 48 replies
    Daily Caller/yahoo.com ^ | June 11, 2014
    A St. Louis couple is likely thankful to have guns in their home after they were forced to use them to defend their daughter against two men Monday night. The men, one of whom had an extensive rap sheet, confronted the couples’ 17 year-old daughter after she stepped outside of the house to go to her car, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Cortez McClinton, 33, and Terrell Johnson, 31, held a gun to the girl’s head and used her as a shield as they entered the family home, where a five-year old child was also present. The girl’s father and...
  • Shooters in Metro ambush that left five dead spoke of white supremacy and a desire to kill police

    06/08/2014 7:41:53 PM PDT · by Deathtomarxists · 54 replies
    Couple kill cops in cold blood - reportedly yell "This is the start of revolution".
  • AR: Gunfight, two Permit Holders, two off Duty Police, one Attacker

    05/15/2014 7:22:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 May, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    It is commonly said by those opposed to the second amendment, that police will not be able to discern armed citizens who are legally carrying guns from criminals, and that armed confrontations will then result in widespread carnage. Here is an example where it did not happen.  From fox16.com: Investigators said Qandil confronted his estranged wife, Tabitha Qandil, 31, Grayson Herrera, 23, and Dustin O'Conner, 27, as the three were headed to the movie theater. "The victim raised his shirt and showed a weapon within his waistband, began to pull the weapon. The other two were concealed handgun weapon...
  • CMPD: Homeowner shoots, kills would-be robber (Charlotte, NC)

    05/13/2014 8:13:38 AM PDT · by csvset · 16 replies
    WSOC ^ | May 13, 2014 | Stephanie Coueignoux
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are investigating after they said a robbery suspect was shot and killed by the man he was trying to rob Monday night in northwest Charlotte. Officers told Channel 9 that around 9 p.m. they received an armed robbery call in the 1100 block of Jordans Pond Lane. When police arrived, the robbery victim told them that while he was outside his house, a man with a gun -- who police have identified as 22-year-old Darlanski Sherrill -- approached him and forced him into his house and demanded money from him. Officers said that during the...
  • Video: Detroit grandma wins shootout with two attackers

    05/08/2014 3:20:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/08/2014 | AllahPundit
    Via Bob Owens at Bearing Arms, in a “better world” without concealed carry, they would have robbed her blind and maybe shot her in the face for good measure. Alas, in the fallen world in which we live, she took the chief’s advice and sent them to the hospital.Would they have fired at her if they hadn’t seen her go for her gun first, though? Yep, she says. No doubt: “Don’t pull it,” one of the men warned, she told WDIV.He shot, putting four bullets in the 51-year-old woman, three of them lodging in her side and the other in...
  • Family of Dead Armed Robber Speaks Out Against CCP Holder Who Shot Him & Calls For Stricter Gun Laws

    05/07/2014 3:16:38 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 96 replies
    Guns Saves Lives ^ | 03 May 14 | Dan Cannon
    The family of an armed robber is speaking out after surveillance video was released of their family member committing an armed robbery. On the video Dante Williams is clearly seen entering a South Carolina Waffle House, pointing a gun at employees and customers and attempting to rob the restaurant. Justin Harrison was eating at the bar. Harrison, a concealed carry permit holder, was armed. He waited for an opportunity, shot Williams, and attempted to detain the second suspect. The family of Williams says that Harrison didn’t need to shoot and shouldn’t have felt threatened. They want to change South Carolina’s...
  • [Video] Homeowner Shoots Man To Get to Ex-Wife Minutes of Police Warning:1,115 Self-Defense Stories

    05/06/2014 10:20:06 AM PDT · by lbryce · 21 replies
    Guns Saves Lies ^ | May 6, 2014 | Staff
    Original title:[Video] Homeowner Shoots Man Who Kicked in Door to Get to Ex-Wife Minutes After Police Warning Gary Lynn McClimans II is probably having a bad day. On top of being shot twice in the chest, and is now facing charges relating to home invasion. McClimans attempted to kick in the door of a home in Decatur, AL in an effort to get to his ex-wife. A male owner of the home shot McClimans twice in the chest as he entered the residence. The homeowner is identified as Jason Brown, the brother of McClimans’ ex-wife. McClimans was issued a formal...
  • When He Made the Decision to Stab Her, He Had No Idea What She Was Carrying in Her Purse

    05/05/2014 4:46:45 PM PDT · by kingattax · 39 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May. 5, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    A Dallas woman might have been killed if she wasn’t carrying her firearm last week. Police say Angela Martin, 44, shot and killed a man who began stabbing her during an altercation on Friday. Martin, who is the assistant manager at the Dallas apartment complex where the incident occurred, was arguing with an unidentified female resident while sitting in her car when things started to get heated. The woman’s husband, identified as 52-year-old Louis Rodriguez, eventually got involved in the altercation. When she started to feel unsafe, Martin says she retrieved her handgun from her purse and placed it on...
  • Suspected Burglars Killed by Home’s Occupants (they broke in to survive)

    05/05/2014 12:23:39 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 51 replies
    Fox 40 ^ | 5/5/2014 | Fox 40
    Two teenage boys were killed after attempting to burglarize a home along Arcade Boulevard. Sacramento Police responded to a burglary just after midnight on Sunday morning. When they arrived, they found two suspects had been shot and killed by the occupants. Neighbors said the owner is an elderly woman, who has been a victim of several burglaries since her husband passed away. “This Easter, she was robbed, and so she had replaced her deadbolt locks with double locking deadbolts and they still got in after that,” friend and neighbor, Celeste Gawehn said. Gawehn said her the woman asked a family...
  • HERO: Armed good Samaritan comes to aide of purse snatching victim (with video)

    04/30/2014 4:16:23 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 2 replies
    A mother out with her two children to go shopping became the victim of would-be purse snatchers, but a good Samaritan armed with a gun came to the rescue.
  • Two Suspects Who Dragged Mom Across a Parking Lot Get a Swift Lesson in Texas’ Concealed Carry Law

    04/29/2014 1:59:54 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 59 replies
    TheBlaze.com ^ | Apr. 29, 2014 | Liz Klimas
    A 30-year-old mother is lucky today after the quick-thinking of a stranger helped save her from a mugging. The mother of two who was dragged across a Texas shopping center parking lot this week, clinging to her purse while two suspects in a sedan tried to snatch it. That’s when the stranger, who was armed, stopped the would-be thieves and forced them to lie on the ground while they waited for the police to arrive. ( The stranger who helped the woman retrieve her purse, pointed a gun at the suspects while he made them lie on the ground, waiting...
  • Police Call Hartford(CT) Shooting Self Defense

    04/20/2014 12:20:59 PM PDT · by raybbr · 7 replies
    FoxCT.com ^ | 4/20/2014 | Mike Krafcik
    HARTFORD — A Newbury Street resident shot at two men — hitting one — after they menaced him, rammed his car and pulled a gun on him early Saturday, police said. The wounded suspect was hospitalized and the other was charged with several crimes. The Newbury Street man who fired the shots is considered a victim and will not be charged, police said. He was not injured, and had a valid permit for his pistol, according to investigators. The man, a National Guard staff sergeant who requested his name not be used to protect him and his family, tells Fox...
  • Antioch: Robber slain, customer wounded during jewelry store robbery

    04/12/2014 1:46:06 AM PDT · by csvset · 9 replies
    Inside Bay Area ^ | 04/11/2014 | Katie Nelson and Natalie Neysa Alund
    ANTIOCH -- An Antioch jewelry store owner shot and killed an armed robber Friday afternoon and police said a customer was also shot during the heist, police said. The robbery at the Hardy Nix Jewelry store at 3600 Delta Fair Boulevard shut down a major street as authorities swarmed the surrounding area looking for a second suspect who escaped the store after the 4:27 p.m. robbery. The female customer who was shot was taken to a hospital with a non-life threatening wound, according to Antioch police Lt. Robin Kelley. The woman "just happened to be in the way" as the...
  • 83-Year-Old Man Shoots Home Invader In The Chest

    04/08/2014 10:08:19 AM PDT · by kingattax · 25 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 8 Apr 2014 | AWR HAWKINS
    On April 5 an 83-year-old Huntsville, Alabama, man retrieved a handgun and shot a home intruder in the chest. According to WAFF 48, the homeowner heard a knock at his back door "around 12:45 a.m." and a man saying he needed help. The homeowner "turned to call police when the burglar kicked in the glass door and entered the home."
  • Police: Homeowners shoot burglar dead[Multiple Family Members Armed]

    04/07/2014 2:35:29 PM PDT · by VeniVidiVici · 38 replies
    MyFoxOrlando ^ | 4/7/2014 | Aaron Mesmer
    WINTER HAVEN (FOX 13) - A man breaking into a Winter Haven home Monday morning was shot and killed by the family living there, Police Chief Gary Hester said. It happened at a little before 7 a.m. on Lake Marriana Road Drive. A mother, father, and son woke up to the sound of someone, identified by police as 40-year-old Mitchell Large, trying to get in through a porch door. Chief Hester said one of the family members fired a warning shot. "[A resident] fired a warning shot above the door. That warning shot did not deter the intruder. The intruder...
  • BOOM: Mom Shoots & Kills Thief Who ‘Forced Himself into Home with Knife’

    04/07/2014 12:59:39 AM PDT · by kingattax · 16 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 6 April 2014
    An Alabama woman shot and killed a young man when he tried to break into her home, saying his car had broke down. Mikel Steven Smith, 18, was reportedly armed with a knife when he tried to break into a home located in the Booth community, close to Prattville, WSFA reports. ‘He knocked on the door and tried to gain entrance by saying he needed help that he was broke down,’ Autauga County Chief Deputy Joe Sedinger told the station.
  • WA:Spokane homeowner who shot carjacker charged with manslaughter

    05/30/2013 6:04:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 77 replies
    mynorthwest.com ^ | 29 May, 2013 | Jillian Raftery
    Dori thinks it should be legal to use deadly force to protect your property, but Spokane prosecutors disagree. They announced Wednesday that they are charging Gail Gerlach, who shot and killed a carjacker, with First Degree Manslaughter. According to reports, 56-year-old Gail Herbert Gerlach had left his Chevy Suburban running in his driveway to warm it up on a cold day in March when Brendon Kaluza-Graham tried to drive away with it. Gail fired his gun, hitting Brendon in the head and killing him. Gail said he saw Brendon raise his arm in his direction; he thought Brendon had a...
  • Fatal self-defense shootings running high in Detroit

    03/31/2014 5:52:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/31/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    The city of Detroit went into bankruptcy last summer, citing a whole slew of financial and municipal problems including the Detroit police’s average response time to calls for the highest-priority crimes coming in at an absurd 58 minutes — but that didn’t stop the firestorm of criticism in store for Detroit Police Chief James Craig when he started vocally advocating for more responsible citizens to take up the task of self defense by arming themselves.After an incident last week, however, in which a northwest Detroit homeowner fatally shot two men he said were trying to break home, the number of...
  • PA:Robbers Killed by an Armed Citizen, Now The Families Want To Sue

    03/31/2014 6:30:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 106 replies
    usconcealedcarry.com ^ | 24 March, 2014 | Kevin Michalowski
    Sad but true, this is the way it works in the United States. Two men entered a convenience store, pointed their guns at the clerk, and robbed the store. As they exited the store, an armed citizen confronted them. The robbers pointed their guns at the honest citizen and he shot and killed both of them. Now the family of one of the dead robbers wants “justice.” They want to sue the honest citizen. And leave it to the media to give the families of armed robbers a forum. In what has become a cliché, the mother of an armed...
  • Video: Gunman invades Dollar General, meets concealed carry permit holder

    03/30/2014 12:04:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/30/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Another story crosses our desk, courtesy of Rationality Rebooted. I’ve gone through a few reports of this story and it’s still not clear why Kevin Mclaughlin went into the Dollar General in Orrville, Alabama last week, but it certainly wasn’t to find a good deal on tube socks. He began shouting and waving a gun around, herding customers and an employee into a back room. Things were looking bad, but that’s when he ran into Marlo Ellis. One person is dead after a customer at the Dollar General in Orrville began shouting and waving his gun in the air.Dallas County...
  • Detroit homeowner shoots, kills 1 of two intruders

    03/07/2014 9:44:32 AM PST · by cripplecreek · 37 replies
    myfoxdetroit.com ^ | Mar 06, 2014 | myFOXDetroit.com Staff
    DETROIT (WJBK) - Thursday afternoon a Detroit homeowner fatally shot an intruder. A second intruder was also at the scene but ran away and is still being sought by police. Police say the homeowner heard glass break around 12:30 p.m., ran to the back of his house and saw a person climbing in the window, so he grabbed his gun and fired. Police say the 17-year-old suspect then collapsed on the driveway, appearing to have died from a gunshot wound to the chest. The other suspect is in his 20s. Police continue to question the homeowner about the incident, and...
  • OH:Self Defense Shooter's Gun Ordered Returned after 18 Months

    02/28/2014 4:43:47 PM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The shooting occurred on October 19, 2012, at about 2:44 am and was a classic case of self defense and castle doctrine.   The deceased was a violent convict that had a long history of crime and fighting, and had alcohol, cocaine, and Oxycodone in his system when he was shot. His relatives complained vigorously when they found out that he was shot, claiming that "they did not have to shoot him". On June 27, 2013, it was reported that Jack Dillon would not be charged.   A grand jury had determined that his decision to shoot Jeffrey Carson fell within...
  • FBI Report: Early 2013 Crime Decrease Coincides with Gun Sales Boom

    02/22/2014 4:27:43 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies
    Outdoor Hub ^ | February 21, 2014 | Daniel Xu
    FBI Report: Early 2013 Crime Decrease Coincides with Gun Sales Boom The FBI released the Preliminary Seminannual Uniform Crime Report for the first six months of 2013 on Tuesday. According to the statistics found in the report, all of the offenses in the violent crime category—including murder, forcible rape, assault, and robbery—showed a significant decrease in early 2013 from the same period in 2012. This drop in violent crime coincided with one of the largest booms for gun sales in recent history. The FBI report was compiled with data submitted by 12,723 law enforcement agencies in the United States for...
  • Store owner shoots, wounds robbery suspect

    02/16/2014 12:09:33 PM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    rockymounttelegram.com ^ | 10 February, 2014 | Brie Handgraaf
    The owner of a Rocky Mount convenience store shot and wounded one of three men suspected of trying to rob the store Sunday night, according to Rocky Mount police. Three men entered Mix Mart at 1522 S. Church St. about 9 p.m. police said. Two of the men were armed with handguns while the third suspect attempted to rob the 43-year-old man, but the store owner pulled a handgun and the two groups fired multiple shots at one another, police said. The three suspects then fled the scene.