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  • 84-Year-Old Christian Korean War Vet Fires Point Bank Shot At Home Intruder – Kills Him

    12/11/2017 8:19:36 AM PST · by ReformedMedia · 25 replies
    Guns in the News ^ | 12-11-2017 | Tim Brown
    An 84-year-old Korean War veteran is crediting the Lord Jesus Christ with his shot to the chest of a home intruder on Friday morning that left the intruder dead. Early Friday morning, two would-be robbers broke into Korean War veteran Don Lutz’s home in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania. Lutz recounted that he woke up Friday morning at about 1:15 a.m.However, no sooner had they entered the house than they were met by Lutz and a handgun that he normally keeps under his pillow. Lutz says that he fired a shot in the dark and he and one of the men got into a...
  • Florida: Another Mass Murder Stopped by Armed Citizens

    12/10/2017 7:00:55 AM PST · by marktwain · 34 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 30 November, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    In Rockledge, Florida, at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, the 25th of November, 2017, two armed citizens stopped a mass murder in progress.  Police Chief Joseph P. LaSata of the Rockledge Police Department, made clear the intervention of the armed citizens was responsible for stopping the murderer.  Two employees were shot, one killed, in the parking lot. Then two armed employees intervened. From the transcript of this video from wesh.com: Matt Lupoli, reporter:Another employee, a manager, came out with a gun of his own and shot and wounded Baily. That man has not been named, but police say he saved several...
  • House OKs GOP bill expanding gun owners' rights

    12/06/2017 4:46:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 6, 2017 6:24 PM EST | Matthew Daly and Richard Lardner
    Republicans rammed a bill through the House on Wednesday that would make it easier for gun owners to legally carry concealed weapons across state lines, the first significant action on guns in Congress since mass shootings in Nevada and Texas killed more than 80 people. The House approved the bill, 231-198, largely along party lines. Six Democrats voted yes, while 14 Republicans voted no. The measure would allow gun owners with a state-issued concealed-carry permit to carry a handgun in any state that allows concealed weapons. It now goes to the Senate. Republicans said the reciprocity measure, a top priority...
  • House passes gun reciprocity, faces challenge in Senate from Dems and gun control advocates

    12/06/2017 2:33:57 PM PST · by Sopater · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/06/2017 | Joseph Weber
    House Republicans on Wednesday voted in favor of making concealed-carry permits valid across state lines, scoring a major victory for gun-rights supporters. But similar Senate legislation still faces an uncertain future, with top Democrats and other gun-control advocates rallying in opposition on Capitol Hill. The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act passed 231-198 in the GOP-controlled House, with six Democrats voting in support. “For the millions of law-abiding citizens who lawfully carry concealed to protect themselves, for conservatives who want to strengthen our Second Amendment rights, and for the overwhelming majority of Americans who support concealed carry reciprocity, Christmas came early,” Rep....
  • This day in WND history: Sheriffs warn Americans to get armed now

    12/06/2017 7:16:51 AM PST · by rktman · 5 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 12/5/2017 | unnnown
    A study by Pew Research showed that the only gun crimes on the rise over the last two decades have been mass shootings in gun-free zones or so-called “soft targets.” Sheriffs send message to America: Get armed now Dec. 6, 2015: Now is not the time for Americans to cower in fear, be intimidated by liberal ideology or apologize for one of America’s longest standing constitutional rights – the right to bear arms – said a growing chorus of religious, law enforcement and political leaders in 2015. Several sheriffs sent out warnings in the wake of Islamic terrorist attacks in...
  • House to Vote on National Gun-Carry Reciprocity, Background Check Fix Bill this Week

    12/04/2017 4:02:05 PM PST · by The Pack Knight · 44 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 4, 2017 | Stephen Gutowski
    The House of Representatives will vote on national gun-carry reciprocity and gun background check fix bills this week. The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 and the Fix NICS Act will be combined and likely voted on Wednesday, a GOP aide told the Washington Free Beacon Monday. "It is my understanding they may be combined," the aide said. "Rules is meeting at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday. They have both. Floor vote should be Wednesday." The House Committee on Rules website shows the texts of the two bills combined as well as an amendment filed by Rep. Dina Titus (D., Nev.)...
  • Good guys with guns saving lives

    11/12/2017 3:18:52 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 12, 2017 | John Lott
    Stephen Willeford’s heroic actions last Sunday saved many lives at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. The killer, Devin Kelley, was shooting the wounded when Willeford showed up with a rifle. Willeford’s quick actions forced Kelley to stop his attack, presumably saving the lives of the twenty wounded and possibly many more. The press derided President Trump for saying that Willeford saved many lives with his gun, and that stricter gun control regulations would have only made things worse.
  • Why Bringing A Gun To Church Is A Pretty Good Idea

    11/07/2017 9:49:57 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 33 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 7 Nov, 2017 | David Harsanyi
    The chances of finding yourself in a mass shooting are minuscule. But that doesn't mean you don't have an inherent right to self defense. A few hours after Sunday’s horrifying mass shooting in a Sutherland Springs Baptist church, a Fox News host asked the attorney general of Texas, Ken Paxton, “As a country, what do we do? How can we get our arms around this and stop this insanity?” “The only thing I know, because you can’t necessarily keep guns out of the hands of people who are going to violate the law … in Texas at least we have...
  • Air Force 'mistake' kept Texas shooter's conviction off background check database: Report

    11/06/2017 3:22:22 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 132 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11-6-2017 | Kara Zupkus
    The man who police say shot and killed 26 people in a Texas church was able to purchase firearms because the Air Force failed to enter his assault conviction into a federal database, according to a report.........
  • N.Y. attack underscores need to preserve gun rights

    11/06/2017 5:43:09 AM PST · by rktman · 8 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 11/5/2017 | Adriana Cohen
    With Islamic State-inspired animals bringing their holy war to our cities – ramming trucks into pedestrians and bicyclists and slaughtering dozens in a nightclub and elsewhere – we are reminded of how important it is to protect our right to bear arms, which is enshrined in the Second Amendment. If it weren’t for the hero cop who happened to be at the horrific scene and shot the Islamic extremist killer inflicting mayhem on New York’s West Side Highway – just blocks away from a high school – more innocents could have been harmed, including children. We know that law enforcement...
  • Concealed Carry in Churches

    11/05/2017 2:00:31 PM PST · by marktwain · 61 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 November, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    According to concealedcarry.com, concealed carry is banned in only two states, Nebraska and Louisiana. It requires permission from a church leader in seven states, Arkansas, Georgia, Michigan, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, and South Carolina. In the other 41 states, you have the right to conceal carry in church just as you do in other private property. The church may ban the practice, just as you may in your own home. But there is no law to prevent you from exercising the Second Amendment in church. Dean Weingarten Gun Watch
  • NRA Being Investigated By New York Regulators

    10/27/2017 11:45:15 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 13 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 26 Oct, 2017 | Tom Knighton
    The National Rifle Association is reportedly being investigated by New York regulators. No, it’s not that the state has finally figured out a way to undermine the organization’s strong Second Amendment stance or its effectiveness throughout the nation in blocking infringements on our right to keep and bear arms. No, it’s something far more insidious. They’re concerned the NRA is selling their Carry Guard insurance without a license. New York regulators launched an investigation into the National Rifle Association’s role in the self-defense insurance program that bears its name. The probe by the state’s Department of Financial Services will focus...
  • The Top 5 Glocks for Personal Defense

    10/24/2017 9:23:19 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 57 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/24/2017 | C Morgan
    Take a look at the ideal Glocks for concealed carry and personal defense. These are some of the most prestigious and popular self- and home defense weapons made by one of the world’s leaders in master weapon engineering and production, Glock. Glock has been one of the leaders in self-defense and tactical weapons for years with their top notch designs and perfection in the art of producing some of the world’s leading firearms. So the question remains, are you carrying the right weapon for your protection? Where does a person draw the line that tells them that they are well...
  • Hollywood: ‘Call Congress’ To Reject The NRA [VIDEO]

    10/18/2017 9:02:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 10/18/2017 | Amber Athey
    In the wake of the Vegas shooting, Hollywood actors are urging people to “call Congress” and ask them to oppose any gun measures backed by the National Rifle Association. In a video for Everytown for Gun Safety, Emma Stone, Bill Hader, Melissa McCarthy, and others voice support for gun control legislation and ask viewers to text Everytown for Gun Safety so that they can be connected with their congressmen. “The mass shooting in Las Vegas has all of us grieving, scared, and angry,” Stone begins in the video. “Knowing what to do about it can be confusing,” Bill Hader continues....
  • The Dodgy Dogma of Public Disarmament

    10/17/2017 5:14:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 10/16/2017 | Armstron Williams
    Much of the ground for advocating Second Amendment freedoms has been covered in the media, but at times like this, when a major tragedy places the second amendment under intense scrutiny, the basic point bears repeating. The Second Amendment to the Constitution is not about granting rights to citizens to carry guns; it is about denying to government the exclusive monopoly on the use of force and ensuring the preservation of our freedom. Though much-debated, the Constitutional text is simple. "A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and...
  • Dramatic self defense by concealed handgun permit holder caught on high definition video

    10/12/2017 8:56:27 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 12 replies
    Detroit, Michigan, October 10, 2017: An attempted robbery in Detroit didn’t turn out the way the criminal hoped it would. A concealed handgun permit holder was able to react quickly. “Police told the CPL holder it was a good thing he was legally armed or he and his cousin may not be alive today.”
  • Anti-Gun Nut Chelsea Handler to Shooting Victim Rep. Scalise: 'XXXX You, XXXXXXX'

    10/10/2017 7:33:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 10/10/2017 | Karen Townsend
    Kris Brown jumped in with, “We shouldn’t live in a country where people can’t go to concerts or church or baseball fields, or elementary schools without the fear of being shot.” Where does this woman live? Sounds like she's describing Chicago, which has the highest number of gun deaths, even though the city has the strictest gun control laws in the nation. Funny, none of these three lefties brought up Chicago. “So, our main problem here is Republicans getting money from the NRA. They care more about money than human lives. That’s what it is.” How ironic coming from a...
  • Salon Misses The Point On Sales Surges Following Mass Shooting Incidents

    10/08/2017 11:15:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    bearningarms.com ^ | 10/8/2017 | Tom Knighton
    I don’t expect the people at Salon to understand much about guns. Most of them wouldn’t know the difference between fully-auto or semi-auto if it jumped up on their face and wiggled. Yet, as a large-ish news outlet, I do expect them to try and figure out just what is going on before they write something and not just pay lip service to things.
  • No, NYT Columnist, These Nine Things Won't Stop Future Mass Shootings

    10/07/2017 7:50:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 10/7/2017 | Matt Vespa
    Well, if peddling North Korean propaganda wasn’t bad enough, The New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof had a laundry list of things he thinks could stop another mass shooting in America. He admits that there is no magic wand that can be waved to solve this supposed problem. He’s right. Yet, he lists things that would not have prevented 64-year-old Stephen Paddock from killing 58 people and wounding nearly 500 more in Las Vegas. Yet, Kristof, like other liberals, places emphasis on the cumulative effect these (ineffectual) policy suggestions would have in the long term. Government already screws up royally on...
  • 2 categories of the 'ban all guns' crowd

    10/07/2017 7:28:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 10/6/2017 | Patrice Lewis
    Critics of this column will quickly point out the sheer amount of destruction caused by Stephen Paddock would not have been possible had Paddock not had access to the cadre of high-powered, fast-shooting weaponry he did. They are undeniably correct. Some terrorism is beyond the scope of individual defense. But is this a reason to trash the Second Amendment? Of course not. Progressives have never, ever answered one simple question when it comes to the notion of gun control or gun bans, to wit: How do you keep firearms out of the hands of criminals and madmen? Whatever sick motivation...