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  • Swedish police with new strategy - drop investigating serious crimes

    03/25/2017 10:47:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Speisa ^ | 3/25/2017
    Investigators have been ordered to investigate traffic violations instead of other more serious crimes, as "Project Alcatraz" has been launched. Police now fear even more crime. Swedish police are becoming less able to solve crimes, which is becoming an embarrassment for the national police chief, Dan Eliasson, who apparently now fears for his job. There is growing internal criticism against the police management, which is believed to engage in a "pinnjakt" to keep Eliasson as the national police chief, writes DN. The National Police in Stockholm, this week launched "Project Alcatraz," which goal is to increase the percentage of solved...
  • Video of Black Florida Concealed Handgun Permit Holder Saving life of White Sheriff Deputy

    03/19/2017 5:31:27 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 13 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | March 19, 2017 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    On March 15th, 2017, the Florida State Attorney's Office released a video of Ashad Russell, a Florida resident with a concealed handgun permit, fatally shooting another man, Edward Strother, who was attacking a Lee County, Florida Sheriff Deputy Dean Bardes. Prosecutors had cleared Russell of criminal charges on February 15th, 2017. The shooting was found justified because the deputy's life was determined to be in danger. The case stems from an incident that occurred on November 15, 2016. The Florida State Attorney's Office just released cell phone video of the event. Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott wrote this on his...
  • Murder or Self-Defense if Officer Is Killed in Raid?

    03/18/2017 5:10:20 PM PDT · by Theoria · 54 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 18 March 2017 | Kevin Sack
    With battering rams and flash-bang grenades, SWAT teams fuel the risk of violence as they forcibly enter suspects’ homes. Five months and 85 miles apart, two cases took starkly divergent legal paths. Joshua Aaron Hall had been a resident of the Burleson County Jail for about a week when he requested a meeting with Gene Hermes, the sheriff’s investigator who had locked him up for violating probation. The stocky lawman arrived in the featureless interview room on the morning of Dec. 13, 2013, placed his soda cup on the table and apologized for not getting there sooner. He asked in...
  • “Popcorn” Shooting: Don’t Frighten an Old Man

    03/16/2017 6:11:27 AM PDT · by marktwain · 63 replies
    ammoland ^ | 13 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Video of Theater Shooting link On January 13, 2014, a retired police officer, Curtis Reeves, and his wife were preparing to watch “Lone Survivor” in a theater in the unincorporated area of Wesley Chapel, part of the Tampa Bay Florida metro complex.Directly in front of the retired officer and his wife were another couple, Chad Oulson and his wife.Reeves and Chad got into a dispute after Reeves asked Chad to stop using his cell phone during previews.The case has been characterized as a retired police officer shooting someone who threw popcorn at him.  I was surprised to see the reality...
  • Constitutional Carry and Self Defense Law Reform to be heard Wednesday! (MN)

    03/05/2017 10:52:19 PM PST · by dustind · 5 replies
    NRA National Rifle Association ^ | 3-3-2017 | Bryan Strawser
    Two critical pieces of pro-gun rights legislation are coming up for a hearing in the House Public Safety and Security Policy and Finance Committee on Wednesday, March 8th at 10:15am: HF188: Constitutional Carry (also known as Permitless Carry) HF238: Defense of Person and Dwelling Act (also known in other states as "Stand your Ground") These are the two centerpieces of our 2017 legislative agenda --- and this year we have the best chance of passing them through the legislature because of the work that supporters like you did during the 2016 elections - by putting a pro-Second Amendment legislature in...
  • Florida homeowner uses martial arts to stop burglar (mugshot)

    03/01/2017 5:41:14 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1 Mar 17 | Fox News Staff
    A Florida homeowner said he used his martial arts training to apprehend a burglar who was stealing from his home. Brian Burch told WBBH that he used his Brazilian jiu-jitsu training on Josue Ortiz after he found Ortiz stealing from his garage. Burch said he walked into the garage to see Ortiz holding his jackhammer and airgun cases. Ortiz told him that his boss sent him to pick up tools from Burch’s house. He then tried to flee. That’s when Burch said he stopped Ortiz with jiu-jitsu, which he studied for over 2 years. A neighbor who saw the...
  • Report: President Trump Signs Repeal of Obama’s Social Security Gun Ban

    02/28/2017 4:28:32 PM PST · by drewh · 35 replies
    Big Government ^ | 2.28.17 | Awr Hawkins
    On a day when legislation benefiting women and black colleges and universities was signed with much pomp and circumstance, President Trump quietly followed through on his pledge to defend the Second Amendment by signing the repeal of Barack Obama’s Social Security gun ban. The U.S, House voted to repeal the ban on February 2 and the Senate voted to repeal it on February 15. The ban was fashioned behind closed doors in the summer of 2015 and Breitbart News reported: The specific details of the ban are unknown, as it is being put together “outside of public view.” But the...
  • Six Self-Defense Handguns Under $350

    02/14/2017 8:03:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 93 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 13, 2017 | AWR Hawkins
    A dependable self-defense handgun can be a literal lifesaver not just for the wealthy, but for Americans of all socioeconomic classes. For that reason, Breitbart News presents a list of six self-defense guns that people may purchase for less than $350.
  • A Right-wing call to self defense: ‘We can’t always be the victims, it’s time to fight back’

    02/13/2017 8:36:47 AM PST · by Signalman · 32 replies
    bizpac review ^ | 2/4/2017 | Frieda Powers
    What should conservatives do in the aftermath of violent protests like this week’s riot at the University of California, Berkeley? It’s time for self-defense according to commentator Lauren Southern of TheRebel media who issued a call for those who value freedom of speech. Southern blasted the “violent ideologues from the left” who trashed the Berkeley campus and shut down a planned speech by Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos. These “scum of the earth,” she said, “beat women and sucker-punch innocent, peaceful people” while believing they are acting “for the greater good.” “It is time to get mad,” the best-selling author declared....
  • Conservative Blogger Found Guilty On 21 Counts For Self-Defense With A Firearm (trunc)

    02/12/2017 6:41:39 AM PST · by Twotone · 47 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Feb. 10, 2017 | Cristina Laila
    Conservative blogger, Michael Strickland, a former contributor at The Gateway Pundit and Progressives Today, was jailed in Portland, Oregon in July of 2016 after he pulled a gun on a gang of thugs who were going to attack him at a black lives matter protest. In 2015 Michael was jumped by an anti-gun activist who broke his arm in three places at an anti-Second Amendment event. Victoria Taft reported on Mr. Strickland’s 21 count felony indictment which you can read in full here. Strickland, 37, was found guilty of 10 counts of unlawful use of a weapon, 10 counts of...
  • Conservative Blogger Found Guilty On 21 Counts For Self-Defense With A Firearm

    02/11/2017 7:51:09 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 83 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | February 10, 2017 | Cristina Laila
    Conservative blogger, Michael Strickland, a former contributor at The Gateway Pundit and Progressives Today, was jailed in Portland, Oregon in July of 2016 after he pulled a gun on a gang of thugs who were going to attack him at a black lives matter protest.In 2015 Michael was jumped by an anti-gun activist who broke his arm in three places at an anti-Second Amendment event.Victoria Taft reported on Mr. Strickland’s 21 count felony indictment which you can read in full here.Strickland, 37, was found guilty of 10 counts of unlawful use of a weapon, 10 counts of menacing and one...
  • Germans rush to buy illegal firearms and GRENADES to 'protect themselves from migrants'

    02/04/2017 11:40:41 AM PST · by rktman · 59 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 2/3/2017 | Gareth Davies
    Germans have been arming themselves with illegal guns and grenades to protect themselves from migrants. A website calling itself Migrant Fright was discreetly selling what it describes as first-class quality goods so that its customers can avoid 'annoying bureaucratic hurdles or annoying paperwork'. The website has since been closed down, but Germans who have already received the weapons in the post, are practicing firing the guns in their back gardens in preparation for potentially aiming it at a prospective terrorist.
  • Think Twice before Robbing this Store

    01/30/2017 6:19:20 AM PST · by w1n1 · 21 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/30/2017 | S Morstan
    What happens when you bring a fight to a gun store When two men entered the Dixie Gun and Pawn at 11 am to rob the place, it's hard to tell what they were thinking. Were they aiming for a store next door? Did they really think they had a foolproof plan? Were they just bored and looking to spice up their lives? They tried to wave guns, and one man even tried to pull a second handgun, but they neglected the thought that maybe, just maybe, the store clerk at the Dixie GUN and pawn might also be carrying...
  • You'll be Shocked and Amazed at the Speed of this Draw with a Glock

    01/17/2017 8:22:16 AM PST · by w1n1 · 22 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/17/2017 | C Raleigh
    If you watched the late Bob Munden when he did his quick draw and shooting from the hip, it was amazing to watch. What's really kind of neat is that this type of shooting is similar to what law enforcement term “retention shooting”. Retention shooting was taught to the officers when they had to pull the weapon out and fire while in close proximity to a suspect. The history of it goes back to the early 1900's taught by William E Fairbairn the author of several tactical shooting books. Fast forward to modern day, the person in this video blasting...
  • GUN FIGHT: Breaking Down the Dixie Gun & Pawn Robbery

    01/11/2017 5:23:56 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 32 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 10 Jan, 2017 | Bob Owens
    We covered the attempted robbery of a Georgia store just after Christmas. It didn’t go so well for one of the robbers, who was killed at the scene. The other fled. We now have security camera video of that incident. The scene opens with an employee raising his hands as the robbers come through the door with guns drawn. The gun store owner, Jimmy Groover (at the bottom of the screen, white hair), appears to be doing paperwork. Groover turns to see his employee’s hands raised and the robbers. The first robber is currently behind a post. As Groover sees...
  • And This Is Why I Carry Guns When I Walk My Dog

    01/03/2017 6:32:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 92 replies
    The Captain's Journal ^ | January 1, 2017 | Herschel Smith
    Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel: A man walking his dog Tuesday night near his home shot two people who tried to rob him, killing one and wounding the other. Deonte M. Thomas, 17, of Milwaukee was shot to death and his 18-year-old companion was wounded, police said. The 36-year-old man had a concealed-carry permit. The incident happened about 10 p.m. in the 6500 block of W. Euclid Ave. when the two robbers were driving around looking for a possible victim, Ald. Mark Borkowski said. “Obviously these people picked the wrong person, but not everyone has concealed carry,” Borkowski said Wednesday. “We...
  • Waffle House waitress loses job after firing gun during robbery

    01/01/2017 6:19:55 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 96 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1 Jan 2017 | Fox News.com
    A Waffle House waitress in Georgia says she was fired for shooting her gun at three fleeing robbers. Heather (Shorty) Burkinshaw-Stanley said she was only trying to defend herself and her co-workers, The Newnan Times-Herald reported Sunday. “I was in fear for my life, my co-workers’ lives, and I did what I thought was right,” she told the paper. Three men ate at Burkinshaw-Stanley’s Waffle House early Thursday. Instead of paying for their meal, the men gave the cashier a note threatening to shoot everyone if their demand for money from the register wasn’t met, the paper reported. Police said...
  • Black Man Shoots One, Protected by Sheriff

    12/24/2016 4:04:51 AM PST · by marktwain · 68 replies
    ammoland ^ | 19 December, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)- It was Saturday afternoon, the 26th of November, on Highway 138  in Georgia. The traffic was heavy after the college football game between Georgia and Georgia tech. The game had been a nail biter.  Georgia Tech  beat Georgia 28-27 in the last 30 seconds of the game.  In the heavy traffic after the close game, emotions may have been running high.That was when Dontavious Chancy pulled in ahead of four men in a pickup truck. Chancy said that they tried to run him off the road. All the vehicles ended up stuck in traffic near Forrester...
  • Gun Sales Surge in CA Ahead of Sweeping New Gun Control Laws

    12/20/2016 12:42:00 PM PST · by george76 · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | Dec. 20, 2016
    California is seeing a big surge in gun sales as the Golden State gets ready to enact sweeping gun control measures. Some Californians are rushing to get their hands on the AR-15, which is America's most popular rifle and a longtime target of gun control proponents. Gun sales, including handguns, are up 40 percent this year in California, while sales of semi-automatic rifles have doubled. The new laws, set to take effect January 1, will ban so-called "assault-style rifles" with easily-detachable magazines. ... today is the last day to make a purchase, since the state has a 10-day waiting period...
  • Street Cop reveals Positive attitude toward Armed Victims

    12/18/2016 5:41:43 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 December, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
     A Georgia police officer from Atlanta wrote an opinion piece in the Newnan Times-Herald.  The piece vigorously defends armed self defense. It is clear that the officer is a street officer, and not one confined to his desk. From times-herad.com: My sergeant and I interviewed the homeowner, assuring him his actions resulted from fearing for his life against serious bodily injury or death. A responding investigator queried as to whether we had "coached" the victim. But our position was more about the proper assimilation of facts and fears than dishonest motives. No point in the victim being a victim…...
  • Yoga Instructor uses Taurus .38 to Kill 2 of 4 Home Invaders

    12/03/2016 12:14:54 PM PST · by marktwain · 125 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On Friday night, 25 November, 2016, the well known and successful yoga instructor Hari Nam Kaur Khalsa, was assaulted by two robbers in her bedroom. Her home and school are 20 miles north of Santiago, Chile.  The robbers were half of a gang of four that invaded her home and school. She, her partner, and two students were in the house when the night time invasion occurred. Khalsa was born in Texas. From dallasnews.com: Officials said a pair of the robbers found the yoga instructor in her bedroom. Despite them hitting her in the head with a gun and...
  • Ronald Gasser did not stand over Joe McKnight when he shot him, JPSO, coroner say

    12/02/2016 4:30:24 PM PST · by BBell · 47 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 12/2/16 | Jonathan Bullington, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    Ballistic evidence and autopsy results show Ronald Gasser, the man authorities say admitted to fatally shooting Joe McKnight, did not fire on the former NFL player while standing over him, Jefferson Parish authorities said. "The wounds are not consistent with being shot from above while on the ground," Jefferson Parish Coroner Dr. Gerry Cvitanovich said, as he discussed McKnight's autopsy during a press conference Friday (Dec. 2). The information contradicts a witness account given at the scene of McKnight's death Thursday at a Terrytown intersection. The witness had said she saw Gasser shoot McKnight twice, then stand on top of...
  • Take the "Throat Cut Challenge"

    12/02/2016 12:06:17 PM PST · by w1n1 · 6 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 12/2/2016 | J Hines
    You read it right! Come to a Fred Mastro seminar and take the Funker Tactical Challenge: Block a throat cut attempt and your seminar is free! Some folks took them up on that and well…see for yourself! It’s done with a plastic knife, for safety purpose. Funker Tactical sponsored Fred Mastro seminar by providing this “Throat Cut Challenge”. The result is pretty fun to watch and can only speculate that Funker Tactical and Mastro got the idea for this challenge from the late "Bruce Lee". Bruce Lee in his younger days before making it big in Hollywood. Used to attend...
  • 3 charged after employee shoots 2 robbers at North Side store

    11/30/2016 11:28:17 AM PST · by NorthMountain · 21 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 11/29/2016, 08:18am | N/A
    Three men have been charged after two of them were shot by the employee of the store they tried to rob Sunday night in West Rogers Park, according to Chicago Police. Stephon Kinchen, 18; Anthony Simpkins-McDonald, 21; and Neil Thomas, 24, each face two felony counts of attempted robbery armed with a firearm, police said. About 9:45 p.m., they tried to hold up the store in the 7400 block of North Western when a male employee with a valid concealed carry license opened fire, hitting two of them before they ran away, police said. They were arrested nearby.
  • GA: Employee Uses Tactical Judgment, Shoots Armed Robber

    11/26/2016 3:41:09 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from 11alive.com On November 21, 2016, in Atlanta, Georgia, an armed robber attempted to victimize a Dollar store. Attempted is the operative word. The suspect did not succeed. He was wounded twice for his efforts, then he was arrested. He is lucky to have survived. From 11alive.com: Atlanta Police say the man walked into the store around 9:55 p.m., pulled a gun and demanded the contents of the store’s cash register. As the robber was leaving the store with the cash register itself, an Atlanta Police spokesman said one of the store’s employees pulled a personal handgun and...
  • REVEALED: Pentagon Quietly Tells Servicemen They Can Arm Themselves After Trump Win

    11/24/2016 9:12:06 AM PST · by Bringbackthedraft · 21 replies
    The Department of Defense released an official directive last week to allow U.S. military personnel to request permission to carry concealed handguns for protection at government facilities. The directive came in response to a series of deadly shootings at military sites in recent years. Domestic military bases need no longer be “gun-free zones,” a change the department has been working on for several years.
  • Fatal Shooting; Expired Permit; no Charges

    11/22/2016 11:43:05 AM PST · by marktwain · 56 replies
    ammoland ^ | 18 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On Wednesday, 16 November, 2016, two brothers decided to rob a Bucks County pizza shop in Levitown, Pennsylvania. It was just after 10 p.m. The shop had closed only moments before, but there was one customer left inside.During the robbery, one of the brothers, Shawn Rose, pistol whipped the customer on the forehead.  The customer dropped to one knee. In a fluid and rapidly changing situation, it is very hard for perpetrators to keep track of all the actors. It only takes a momentary lapse to give a victim a chance to strike back.Rose looked away. The customer drew...
  • GA: Gunfight with an AK Pistol Clone in Atlanta

    11/22/2016 3:49:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On Sunday, 21 August, 2016, at a little after 8 p.m., at a Texaco gas station in Atlanta, a gunfight erupted.  Most of it was caught on video. A hat tip to Beardedrambler at TTAG.  He pointed me toward the video. The videos show a sequence of events where the driver of the black Charger is threatened by a man who flashes a pistol. The driver retrieves an AK 47 clone of a pistol and drives off the pistol flasher, who he says offered to sell him some "weed". The video was posted online on 22 August.  Two days...
  • What to Make of the New Study of Florida’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law

    11/16/2016 8:50:06 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/16/16 | Andrew Branca
    First, the paper conflates “homicide” and “murder,” and thus cannot result in valid findings with respect to “murder” in particular or with public safety in general. Second, the study contrasts Florida’s Stand Your Ground law with a set of four purportedly non–Stand Your Ground states. One of the four states in the control set, however, routinely applies Stand Your Ground doctrine in much the same manner as does Florida. This failure of methodology substantively invalidates the paper’s findings, and should have been identified in peer review long before publication in JAMA. (The widespread defects in the peer-review process of even,...
  • Armed Bystander Guns Down Criminal Suspect Attacking Cop

    11/15/2016 8:07:54 AM PST · by bobsunshine · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 15, 2016 | Blake Neff
    A passerby carrying a concealed weapon shot and killed a criminal suspect who was attacking a sheriff’s deputy in Estero, Fla. Deputy Dean Bardes was pursuing a fleeing suspect in a 100 mph car chase down Interstate 75 when the suspect abruptly stopped, exited his car, and attacked Bardes after he did the same, acording to local WINK News. The suspect, whom the deputy says was armed, got the better of Bardes, who began crying for help. “The officer opened his door, and the guy got out and ran out and grabbed the officer out of his car and started...
  • Book Review: A Time to Kill (The Myth of Christian Pacifism)

    11/14/2016 1:31:25 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A Time to Kill  (The Myth of Christian Pacifism)  Greg Hopkins, paperback, 302 pages,  $19.95 I was an agnostic/practicing atheist for 40 years.  I have been an active Christian for a little over 4 years.  When Greg Hopkins approached me at the Gun Rights Policy conference in Tamp, Florida, two months ago, I welcomed the opportunity to read his book and write a review. I do not write book reviews unless I have actually read the book. Readers might be surprised to know that many reviews are written by authors, as a favor to people who the author wishes...
  • PA: Old man; Old.22 Handgun; Dead Career Criminal

    11/13/2016 4:29:49 AM PST · by marktwain · 94 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 Novemeber, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Franklin Schrout, pictured above, chose to invade one too many homes in his criminal career. It happend about 1:30 a.m. Friday, 4 November, 2016, in Allentown, PA.  Schrout broke into the home of an 81 year old man and his invalid sister. Strout was wearing all black and a skull mask. Shrout demanded money. The Homeowner said he did not have any in the house. Shrout and the 81 year old started fighting. On or in the nightstand was a .22 caliber handgun.  The home owner had never fired it. The handgun had been there for over 30 years....
  • Black men assault White man for voting Trump - Awful

    11/09/2016 9:55:54 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 53 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/9/2016 | Alex's Politically Incorrect Show
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  • MO: Gunfight Don't Mess with an Old Guy 73-Year-Old Kills 2

    11/09/2016 9:09:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 26 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Alley where bodies of robbery suspects found There is an old saying that has been worn out, warning criminals not to scare old men.  But clichés are there because they have a piece of reality embedded. An active 73-year-old retiree was well liked in the neighborhood.  He helped people out, and he spent considerable time in his garage, working on his truck.  Some young criminals, just getting into the most active part of their career, also noticed the truck and decided they wanted it. The retiree had been a victim of robbery attempts before.  Now he carried at home....
  • Interview Video of Chinese Woman who Repelled 3 Home Invaders in Atlanta

    11/08/2016 5:00:00 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    ammoland ^ | 2 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Just before 4 a.m. on 16 September, 2016, in Gwinnet County, Ga, a courageous Chinese immigrant drove off three home invaders.  It was all captured on surviellance video. The event went viral; not in the United States, but in China.  Chen Fengzu gave this interview to China Central Televison. From China Central Television 1 minute, 42 seconds.  Here are the captions: I didn’t have any choice, so I had to take out the gun I’d hid there. Then I loaded my pistol and walked out of my bedroom. I shot at the Invaders when I saw them. One of...
  • National Park Service: Discharging Firearms for Self Defense Illegal

    10/27/2016 12:37:56 PM PDT · by marktwain · 38 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from nbc29.com The National Park Service is giving bad legal advice to people who visit their web page and attempt to find out about firearms policy at various national parks.  For Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, they claim that firearms "cannot be used as a wildlife protection strategy". From nps.gov: Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park (such as visitor centers, government offices, etc.); those places are marked with signs at all public entrances. Firearms may not be discharged in this national park (except during legal hunting seasons) and can not be used as...
  • KS: This Woman is a Nightmare for Gun Haters

    10/26/2016 7:23:10 PM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Ashley Mundy is the gun haters worse nightmare.  She is a woman whose father encouraged her to obtain a concealed carry license.  She used her personal defensive handgun to defend herself and her child.  She shot a neighbor high on meth who had broken into her house and was disabling her security system.  He had a machete. Any woman who sees this news interview is likely to identify with this single mother who felt compelled to defend her child.  You can see the emotional connection being made with the interviewer.  You can feel the sincerity and intensity of Ashley's...
  • Mysterious Hero Cold-Cocks Mugger With Thermos At Bus Stop, Prosecutors Say

    10/13/2016 12:31:34 PM PDT · by NorthMountain · 49 replies
    dna-info Chicago ^ | October 12, 2016 5:19am | Erica Demarest
    COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — A mysterious good Samaritan came to the aid of a woman getting mugged at an Andersonville bus stop, cold-cocking the attacker with a Thermos and leaving him on the ground for police to clean up, authorities said. But authorities don't know who swung the Thermos: The good Samaritan took off before officers arrived, leaving a bus stop full of witnesses to tell the tale. According to his public defender, Lomeli has worked as a valet parker for the last 20 years. Cook County Judge Donald Panarese Jr. on Tuesday said Lomeli could be released on...
  • Armed Self Defense in Schoool: Student Who Stabbed Bully Not Guilty

    10/09/2016 5:12:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    ammoland ^ | 4 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On September 30, 2016, 18 year old, Donte Crawford, was found not guilty by reason of self defense in the death of another student, Ananias Jolley.  Crawford stabbed Jolley in a confrontation at school. The fight occurred on 24 November, 2015 at the Renaissance Academy in Baltimore. Jolley died a month later.Donte Crawford had managed to smuggle a pocket knife into the school, in violation of school rules. Charges included “Possession of a deadly weapon with intent to commit injury.” From wbaltv.com:Donte Crawford, 18, was charged as an adult with first- and second-degree murder and carrying a dangerous weapon...
  • Victim fatally shoots would-be robber in Bronzeville

    10/03/2016 1:47:34 PM PDT · by NorthMountain · 21 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 09/29/2016, 12:51am | Sun-Times Wire
    A man fatally shot another man who was trying to rob him Wednesday night in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side, police said. The 22-year-old man was sitting in a vehicle with another male about 8:20 p.m. in the 4300 block of South State when two males armed with handguns walked up and announced a robbery, according to Chicago Police. ... Treamel Gray, 23, was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:35 p.m., the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. He lived in the 18900 block of Avers Avenue in Flossmoor. An autopsy Thursday ruled his death a homicide....
  • Concealed-Carrying Walmart Employee Turns Tables on Armed Robber

    09/28/2016 10:07:50 AM PDT · by grundle · 64 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 27, 2016 | Stephen Gutowski
    An employee at a Florida Walmart store defended himself by shooting an armed robber on Wednesday. Ervin Jones was sitting in his car waiting for his shift to begin at the Sunrise, Florida store around 3:30 a.m. when a man approached him. The man, identified by police as 28-year-old Terrence G. Pearson, then showed Jones a gun and demanded money. Jones responded by opening fire on the armed robber, killing him. “The boy came up to him,” an anonymous co-worker told WSVN. “He showed him, he said, ‘You know what this is, right? Give me everything,’ so he just opened...
  • How To Survive A Black Lives Matter Riot

    09/27/2016 9:46:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    ROK ^ | September 27, 2016 | Luke Stranahan
    As we move into the fall of 2016, violent confrontations between black men and police of varied ethnicities continue to occur and be televised on national news, inevitably followed by the Black Lives Matter movement, which attempts to stop the shooting of black people by police because they are feared to be violent and felonious by being violent and felonious. Leaving aside their dubious logic, it is quite possible that any ROK reader living in or visiting America might find themselves on the wrong side of a riot, so here’s some advice on that potential situation. It’s racism Whether you’re...
  • VIDEO: Home invaders learn a deadly lesson when their intended victim fires back

    09/23/2016 9:42:37 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/23/16 | Robert Laurie
    Lock & Load If Hillary Clinton gets her way, the concept of firearm ownership as an individual right will be eliminated. That’s not up for debate. She, her campaign, and her daughter have repeatedly signaled that she’ll appoint Supreme Court justices who will overturn D.C. vs Heller as part of her ongoing effort to gut the 2nd Amendment. Never mind that law-abiding citizens use firearms for self-defense every single day. Your ability to defend your family, home, and property irrelevant. Her agenda is all that matters. One wonders what she’d say to the woman who appears in the video below...
  • Charlotte violence sparks self defense gun buying spree

    09/22/2016 3:17:46 PM PDT · by PROCON · 35 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | Sep. 22, 2016 | PAUL BEDARD
    The explosion of racial violence in Charlotte, N.C. has led to a gun buying spree by locals worried about their safety. At Hyatt Guns, one of the nation's largest, staff arrived Thursday morning after the second night of riots and encountered a line of buyers. "First off, our prayers are with law enforcement this morning. People are afraid. They see lunacy in the streets being perpetrated by criminals and they are gearing up to protect themselves," Justin Anderson, director of marketing for Hyatt Guns told Secrets.
  • Analysis: Is it lawful self-defense to “run down” rioters surrounding your vehicle?

    09/22/2016 1:04:37 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 92 replies
    Legalinsurrection.com ^ | 9-22-2016 | Andrew Branca
    The details on the Charlotte riots and attacks on motorists trapped on the highway and others are in our earlier post.Instapundit (law professor Glenn Reynolds) was suspended from Twitter (then later reinstated) after posting the following tweet as those riots and highway blockades were ongoing:Professor Jacobson has asked me to address whether such an act would be lawful as a justified act of self-defense. I’m on a flight now using airplane WiFi, so I’ll make this quick. (Before I go on, however, I should point out that Professor Reynolds has added some important context to his pithy tweet, and these...
  • High Ranking Retired Chicago Officer Benefits from Carry Reform

    09/22/2016 4:43:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 September, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Deputy Chief of Detectives Chicago PD, Fred Coffee Image from fox32chicago.com A retired Deputy Police Chief of Detectives in Chicago should be glad that gun carry law reform has been passed.  He was shot and had to return fire.  He wounded his 21-year-old assailant, who was later arrested.  From the chicagotribune.com: Officers walked in and out of the park's stadium south of 82nd, where a retired deputy police chief had exchanged gunfire with a robber during an exercise session for senior citizens about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. The retired officer, Fred Coffey, 72, was hit in the arm. The robber,...
  • Gorka: This Is 'Guerrilla Warfare' & We've Seen It All Before

    09/19/2016 7:52:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/19/2016
    "I look at the last two years and I see the Islamic State fighting a two-front war," Gorka said on "Fox and Friends" this morning. "They're using violence in the region - in Iraq, in Syria, in Libya - to consolidate and expand the territory they hold ... and they are promoting attacks on the soil of the infidel." He described recent attacks in Paris, Brussels, Nice and Orlando as "guerrilla warfare." "That's exactly what we've seen in New York and in New Jersey this weekend," Gorka said, adding that a bloody knife attack at a Minnesota mall Saturday evening...
  • Followup: Stand Your Ground Defense in Doyle/Gonzalez Shooting from July of 2015

    09/19/2016 7:37:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 September, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The shooting scene: Driveway with car and truck is Doyle's. Truck and trailer are Gonzalez'. On July 23 of 2015, in Citrus County Florida, Robert Doyle and Candelario Gonzalez had a very bad day.  Both made intemperate statements.  Gonzalez had his wife and two child relatives in the car with him.  He followed Doyle and Doyle's wife to their home.  Gonzalez' wife reported to 911 that "My husband wants to go whoop his (expletive),".  Gonzalez can be heard in the background: “He just flipped me off, I’m going to kick him right in his (expletive). … I’m going to...
  • PA: Drunk Black Man Shoots Police Officer, Found Not Guilty by Reason of Self Defense

    09/14/2016 6:03:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 September, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
     Image from fox29.com On August 30 of 2015, Darrel Burt shot a police officer.  On September 2nd, 2016, he was found not guilty, by reason of self defense.  He was wounded in the elbow during the incident. He had been held in jail for over a year.   From delcotimes.com: A Norwood man who claimed self-defense in shooting Ridley Park Police Cpl. Marc Hanly last year was found not guilty Friday of nearly all charges. Darrel Burt, 37, was found guilty of recklessly endangering a civilian, Corey Clark, but was acquitted on a dozen other counts that included attempted murder...
  • Good Samaritan kills woman's attacker at Walmart (assaulted mother with infant in parking lot)

    09/12/2016 8:55:17 AM PDT · by amorphous · 62 replies
    Worldnet Daily ^ | 12 Sep 2016
    Two Good Samaritans are being credited with saving a woman’s life after she was attacked by two suspected carjackers who hit her over the head after she left Walmart was putting her infant child into a car seat in the store parking lot in Shawnee, Kansas on Sunday. A bystander, who rushed to the aid of the woman after hearing her screams, was shot multiple times by one of the suspects, according to police. Another Good Samaritan saw what happened, got out of his car and shot one of the attackers dead. A shopper who had just exited the store...