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  • Defending Your Family During States of Emergency(guns)

    09/04/2017 8:06:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 9/4/2017 | F. Paul Valone
    In Houston, as in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, looting follows as floodwaters recede. Homeowners already ravaged by Hurricane Harvey are finding themselves ravaged yet again by thugs and looters. Nor is Harvey the only hazard. As we approach the height of hurricane season, Hurricane Irma threatens the Caribbean and, potentially, our Atlantic coast. Even beyond natural disasters, residents of Charlottesville, Charlotte, Baltimore, and elsewhere have suffered from America's increasing propensity for riots, looting, and property destruction. As you probably know, you may legally defend yourself using deadly force if you or your family faces a reasonable fear of imminent...
  • Self Defense Against a Knife Attack

    08/08/2017 8:36:19 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 39 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/8/2017 | B Richardson
    Knife Defense techniques has been around since the early centuries. With the use of firearms for self defense, defending against a knife has taken a back seat. However, in some countries like the United Kingdom their stats of knife attacks happens every 4 seconds back in 2008 (dailymail.co.uk) this is more knife attacks per capita than U.S. gun attacks at the time. Regardless, knife attacks do exist and here we will introduce functional knife defense that was design to be taught to the mass, learned in a few minutes, but needs to be honed. The more you practice the better...
  • HCSO: 60-year-old woman fatally shoots armed intruder near Katy

    08/01/2017 7:21:22 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 18 replies
    KHOU ^ | July 31, 2017 | Jason Miles, KHOU
    nvestigators say a woman near Katy turned the tables on a pair of intruders. She shot and killed one of them before a second man got away. It happened around 11:30 Monday morning along Fort Bowie Court in the Sundown subdivision. “This is really a very safe neighborhood,” said neighbor Teresa Roberts. She and others watched investigators work a scene they never expected in the middle of the day.
  • Break-in suspect shot, man in home charged [ Canada ]

    07/31/2017 9:12:35 AM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    THE CHRONICLE HERALD ^ | July 25, 2017
    A man is charged with attempted murder and a raft of firearms offences after helping fend off home invaders, one of whom he’s now charged with shooting. Kyle Earl Munroe was arrested on July 12 after RCMP and Halifax Regional Police responded to a report of a home invasion involving firearms at a home in Porters Lake. Police said that three men entered the residence with guns and a struggle took place with two men inside. The two in the home seized a firearm from one of the suspects and several shots were fired as the suspects fled. Police later...
  • 3 Men Blocked I-80 Ramp Before Early Morning Carjacking (Suburban Chicago)

    07/23/2017 6:30:58 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 78 replies
    Illinois Patch ^ | July 23, 2017 | Tim Moran
    3 Men Blocked I-80 Ramp Before Early Morning Carjacking A report indicates three suspects carjacked a vehicle on the I-80 ramp to I-355 in New Lenox early Saturday morning. By Tim Moran (Patch Staff) - Updated July 23, 2017 12:41 am ET NEW LENOX, IL -- A reported car jacking took place early Saturday morning on an expressway ramp. An incident was reported on police scanner traffic on the westbound Interstate 80 ramp to northbound Interstate 355. Three men were blocking the ramp and asked the victim to use his phone before one of the men approached on the passenger...
  • 17 Year Old Girl Pulls Gun On UNWANTED INTRUDE

    07/18/2017 7:19:49 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 33 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July18,2017 | Brock Simmons
    “I fired a shot at him, cause I didn’t want him coming back” says 17 year old Kimber Wood, describing the action when a man on the run from the law KHQ Reports: It’s an unbelievable story that started as a pursuit with Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies. They made a traffic stop in North Spokane County, but they driver they were stopping took off. Deputies spent hours looking for him, and we reported that on the Wake Up Show Monday morning. It turns out Wood’s boyfriend was watching our newscast. He called her to say there may be a bad...
  • Controversial Florida Judge Claims Legislature does not Have Power to Make "Stand Your Ground" Law

    07/12/2017 2:24:01 PM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 July, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Controversial Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Milton Hirsch, intensely dislikes the "Stand Your Ground" concept. He ruled the legislature does not have to power to regulate the "Stand Your Ground" law. The Florida legislature passed a reinforced "Stand Your Ground" law in 2017.  The new law stems from prosecutorial abuses, where people who are clearly justified in using force for self defense, are put through the criminal justice system, even though the chance of a conviction in the courts is slim.  People charged with a crime faced years of court costs and uncertainty.  It is punishment by process. The legislature removed...
  • AR15 Style Rifle Used in Defense; Did California Restrictions Handicap Defender?

    06/22/2017 6:09:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 June, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    On 6 June, 2017, at a quiet residential home in Fresno, California, a home invasion resulted in a gunfight . The 30 -year-old  victim who fought back was wounded, two home invaders were killed, as was another victim, the father of the wounded defender. Another man was wounded. His name was not released. The defensive firearm used was described as an AR-15. From abc30.com: Yang said the family was preparing to celebrate her brother-in-law's birthday when in the early morning two armed suspects walked through their front door. The father, 69-year-old Chong Yee Yang, hollered to warn his children--...
  • Left-Wing Writer Describes Scalise Shooting as ‘Self-Defense’

    06/14/2017 2:47:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 69 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 14 Jun 2017 | Jim Stinson
    Liberal writer tweets hoping wounded lawmaker dies, says 'respect for human life' doesn't apply to GOP by at 1:34 PM A left-wing writer is making no apologies after suggesting on Twitter that the Wednesday morning shooting of a Republican congressman and staffers may have been tantamount to an act of “self-defense.” Malcolm Harris, who has a book contract with Little, Brown of New York, made tasteless tweets Wednesday morning following the shooting of at least four people in Alexandria, Virginia, including Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.). Harris suggested the shooting of conservative Republicans could be justified. "If the shooter has a...
  • Anti-Sharia marches, counter-protests lead to fighting and arrests

    06/10/2017 2:51:35 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 56 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jun 10, 2017 | Morgan Winsor Kevin Dolak
    Police in Seattle and St. Paul, Minnesota, made arrests after fighting broke out during a series of marches across the U.S. on Saturday against Sharia, a strict form of Islamic law, that were confronted by counter-protests. Police in Seattle used pepper spray and made several arrests for assault after a brief scuffle near the city's Occidental Square, according to ABC affiliate KOMO-TV.
  • [AntiFA) attack conservative columnist Andrew Bolt ... thugs weren't expecting him to fight back.

    06/08/2017 4:32:15 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 13 replies
    Twitter ^ | Jube 7, 2017 | Rita Panahi
    Leftist fascists attack conservative columnist Andrew Bolt. Pathetic thugs weren't expecting him to fight back. (Video)
  • Peter Hitchens on freedom vs. gun control (UK citizens could own guns before 1920)

    06/03/2017 6:28:22 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 30 replies
    You Tube ^ | 10/16/2014 | Robbbing Hood UK
    (Peter Hitchens at :29)....no they can't shoot me because they've been disarmed by the state. A couple of interesting points that people need to consider until the year 1920, Steven touched upon, the gun laws of this country made Texas look effeminate. There was complete freedom in this country to own and buy guns to such an extent that the unarmed police at one major incident in London where they had to deal with a foreign anarchist gang in 1909 borrowed guns from passers by to shoot them..... (at 2:43)...At one point in our history citizens were actually required to...
  • Run, Hide, Tell vs. Stand and Fight

    06/04/2017 6:59:42 AM PDT · by Tudorfly · 42 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 06-04-2017 | Anthony Joseph & Ekin Karaskin
    The Metropolitan Police have issued a warning to 'run, tell and hide' as they hunt for terrorists who went on a rampage on the streets of London tonight.
  • Gold Medal Winning Woman Shooter in India Stops Kidnapping with Licensed Pistol (what model?)

    06/01/2017 7:54:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 May, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Link to video of interview on Youtube Ayisha Falaq is a competitive shooter in India.  On the 25th of May, she used her licensed .32 ACP handgun to rescue her brother in law from kidnappers in a village, Bhopra near to the Haryana border.  It was an impressive achievement. Ayisha is being lauded in the Indian and international media. From ndtv.com: New Delhi: A national-level shooter, 33-year-old Ayisha Falaq, has been handling guns for the last six years. But last week, she took up her licensed revolver for the first time to counter crime after her 21-year-old brother-in-law Asif...
  • Knife Reform Bill Passes Texas Legislature: On to Governor Abbott

    05/30/2017 5:19:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    ammoland ^ | 27 May, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The Texas Legislature has passed significant knife law reform by large margins. The bill is on the way to Governor Abbott, and will likely be signed into law. The bill removes bowie knives, dirks, throwing knives, daggers, swords and spears from the list of “illegal knives”.H.B. 1935 in the House with a vote of 131 to 1. The Senate vote has not yet been reported. In the last legislature a similar bill was approved by the Senate unanimously. The ban on knives was first passed in 1871.In 1871, the reconstruction government in Texas passed the bill to forbid the...
  • Pennsylvania Republican Pushing Ban on Private Gun Sales

    05/29/2017 7:32:51 AM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 28 May 2017 | AWR Hawkins
    Pennsylvania State Rep. Jamie Santora (R-163) is pushing a ban on private gun sales nearly identical to the ones Michael Bloomberg-funded Moms Demand Action pushed in Washington state, Maine, and Nevada. Santora’s bill would bar the private sales that Americans have enjoyed since the Second Amendment was ratified in 1791 and would require that every sale be processed in front of an agent of the government via a background check. This means that law-abiding Pennsylvanians selling a gun to a fellow hunter, lifelong co-worker, or childhood friend would have to seek out a Federal Firearms License (FFL) holder and the...
  • Hundreds of Detroit Women Flock to Free Gun Training Event

    05/25/2017 10:44:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 30 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 21 May, 2017 | Stephen Gutowski
    Hundreds of women showed up for free gun training in Detroit, Mich., on Sunday. The event, which has been held annually for the last six years, saw its best turnout yet. Organizers said about 700 women expressed interest in the training and around 600 attended. The goal, they said, was helping women learn how to protect themselves. "We teach women how to shoot and discharge a firearm, and a personal protection strategy," Rick Ector, the founder of Legally Armed in Detroit and creator of the event, told the Detroit Free Press. "This is an event to see if owning a...
  • In Jackson Mississippi, A Man’s Home is not his Castle

    05/24/2017 3:53:58 PM PDT · by marktwain · 52 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 23 May, 2017 | Ari Lieberman
    July 21, 2016 began as any other day for Wayne Parish. The Crystal Springs resident woke up, bid his family farewell and went to work at Performance Oil on McDowell Road in Jackson Mississippi. But the transformative events of that fateful day changed Parish’s life forever. On that day, the hard-working, law-abiding family man crossed paths with a 17-year-old delinquent named Charles McDonald. Despite his youth, McDonald was already an aspiring criminal and a recidivist offender. On July 21, his mother, Yvette Mason-Sherman, tried to take him to the Henley-Young Youth Detention facility, which is located next to Performance...
  • The NRA Is Selling Insurance To Gun Oowners Willing To Shoot In Self Defense

    05/06/2017 4:46:07 PM PDT · by blam · 55 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 5-6-2017 | Alex Yablon and Mike Spies, The Trace
    (The Trace) — First, the National Rifle Association worked to let gun owners carry firearms in public. Then it fought to pass laws that say gun carriers can open fire to stop a perceived threat, even when retreat is possible. Now that the NRA has expanded the legal right to armed self defense, it’s muscling into the niche industry that’s arisen to help Americans deal with the costly consequences of actually exercising it. This week, the group unveiled insurance plans that it says will help defray the legal costs that can arise from shooting another person. As the NRA prepares...
  • Oklahoma likely to pass Defensive Display (SB 40)

    05/03/2017 6:01:51 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 April, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The vast majority of defensive firearm uses involve the defensive display of the firearm. In some states, it is illegal to display a gun for defensive purposes without risking a felony. Mere display is considered the use of deadly force. Estimates of defensive gun uses vary form about 100,000 to 3 million each year(CDC pdf). Yet only 1,500 to 3,000 people are justifiably killed each year. About five to ten times that many are shot and end up hospitalized. About five to ten  times as many as are shot, are shot at, but missed.  The number of times when...