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  • Help finding an old Pro-RKBA incident report?

    09/18/2019 2:57:09 PM PDT · by Ex gun maker. · 5 replies
    Self | 9/18/19 | Ex Gun Maker
    Many years ago, pretty sure it was pre-'Net, around 1994? I clearly recall the report of a woman fending off several gang-banger types with her AR-15. What made the report special was that she was alone on a TX? ranch while her politician husband was away. I think he may have been a state senator or assemblyman but it also seems he might have been a congressman? At the time there was speculation that she might have been targeted due to her husbands politics. I also recall she was grateful to have had the AR and stated so, and that...
  • Alyssa Milano: ‘I Have Two Guns in My Household for Self-Defense’

    09/11/2019 1:29:27 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 74 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/11/2019 | Awr Hawkins and Ezra Dulis
    Actress and gun control activist Alyssa Milano revealed she has two guns in her home for self-defense during a debate Tuesday evening with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). The debate was held in Cruz’s Capitol Hill office, where Milano and Fred Guttenberg — whose 14-year-old daughter Jaime was killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting in Parkland, Florida — pressed the senator on various gun control proposals.
  • Why Criminals Looking To Victimize Women Love Gun Control

    09/09/2019 11:10:22 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 9, 2019 | Adam Mill
    Should women be permitted to protect their own bodies? Or should they be forced to passively endure an attack until an authorized protector from the government can ride to their rescue? On September 3, Lachelle Hudgins wounded a robber who had attempted to steal her purse. While the mainstream media pan the attack as an overreaction to an attempted purse-snatching, Hudgins, who was there, saw it differently. According to the video recorded by a local ABC reporter, five attackers approached her car in the wee hours of the morning. How was she to know the attack would end with only...
  • Video Shows Armed Robber Make Fatal Mistakes in Philly Shooting

    09/04/2019 6:13:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 75 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 2 September, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    At about 4:10 p.m., 26 August 2019, a suspect wearing a hoodie enters a MetroPCS cell phone store in Philadelphia, PA. The store and employees have been the victim of several robberies.  On the alert, the employee watches the suspect intently as he enters the store, carrying a handgun in his left hand. The suspect throws a bag to the employee and tells him to fill it with cell phones. The employee sees his chance. The employee makes the decision to draw and engage the robber. He brought his sights on target, and the robber realized his peril. The video...
  • 7 ways for conservatives to counter gun control with criminal control

    09/03/2019 2:48:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Conservative Review. ^ | September 3, 2019 | Daniel Horowitz ·
    Democrats seek a relentless war on guns by focusing on the relatively small number of people killed in mass shootings, Republicans should have a bold counter-agenda to deal with the vast majority of other homicides in this country – committed with handguns or other objects – who are almost always known career criminals. Senate Republicans should counter the coming gun control agenda with a criminal control agenda. ... how about dealing with the ultimate avoidable deaths caused by criminal aliens who would never have been in the country if we actually enforced our immigration laws? Here are seven ideas that...
  • What to do with expired pepper spray?

    09/02/2019 11:17:53 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 28 replies
    Vanity ^ | 9/3/2019 | Oshkalaboomboom
    I have a Kimber pepperblaster that I brought to Spain from America when we moved here in 2016. Odds are it's 4 years old now, the shelf life Kimber claims for it. Does that mean the pepper concentrate is no longer viable? They say that the spray isn't pressurized so it can't lose pressure over time so I'm trying to figure out what dies on it after 4 years. BTW I can't just get a replacement. Pepper Spray is legal in Spain but only at 5% strength. The Kimber is 10%.
  • Drejka Case Analysis: When the ‘Tueller Drill’ 21-Foot Defense is Defined Out of Existence

    09/02/2019 5:54:51 PM PDT · by House Atreides · 34 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | September 2, 2019 | Andrew Branca
    A mischaracterization of the Tueller Drill — the so-called 21 foot rule — deprived Michael Drejka of a potentially effective defense. On Friday, August 23 , 2019, a Florida jury convicted Michael Drejka, the handicap parking spot shooter who killed Markeis McGlockton, of manslaughter. As a result, at his September 10 sentencing hearing the 48-year-old Drejka will likely be sentenced to a mandatory minimum of 25 years to life in prison, without possibility of early release. My problem with this outcome has nothing to do with the fact that Michael Drejka was found guilty—maybe he was guilty. My problem with...
  • Muslims on edge, Czech Gov't encourages citizens to arm themselves & be prepared to shoot Terrorists

    09/01/2019 4:54:34 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 37 replies
    FLN ^ | 8/26/19 | firesidechat
    The Czech government has proposed a bill stating that ordinary citizens with a weapons permit can engage and shoot to kill terrorists, reports NTB. The goal is that also ordinary citizens should be able to help prevent lives being lost if a terrorist is about to carry out an attack, according to the Czech news agency CTK. According to the agency, the Interior Ministry has submitted a bill to the National Assembly, and it is hoped that it will be adopted and taken into effect within the next year. Interior Minister Milan Chovanec justifies the proposal with what we have...
  • Philadelphia store employee shoots, kills armed robbery suspect, police say

    08/31/2019 5:07:09 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 63 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/28/19 | Travis Fedschun
    An armed man who allegedly tried to rob a mobile phone store in Philadelphia on Monday was shot and killed by an employee in a dramatic moment captured on video. The Philadelphia Police Department said the incident happened just after 4 p.m. at a Metro PCS store in the southwest part of the city when an unidentified man who appeared to be in his late 30s entered the business. The man was trying to rob the store when the lone employee inside – who has a permit to carry a firearm – fired at the would-be robber multiple times, striking...
  • Michigan Appeals Court Shows Difference Between Threat and Use of Deadly Force

    08/26/2019 3:42:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 29 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 23 August, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    This is the case of Siwatu-Salama Ra, who was sentenced to two years in prison after using the display of a gun to protect herself, her mother and her daughter. Ra was pregnant at the time of the event on 16 July, 2017. The other party involved, Channell Harvey, contacted the police first, three hours before Ra did. The Detroit police assumed that Channell Harvey, the first person reporting the incident, was the victim. This is a common occurrence in law enforcement, which is why there may be a race to the phones to be the first to report an...
  • Why Do Our Military Installations Remain “Gun Free Zones?”

    09/18/2013 7:31:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies ^ | September 18, 2013 | Bob Barr
    Less than a year since the last mass shooting, the nation finds itself grieving again. On Monday, we watched in horror as news developed about a shooting at the Navy Yard located in Washington, D.C.; a federal military installation home to more than 3,000 civilian and military employees a mere stone’s throw from the U.S. Capitol Building. As the tragedy unfolded, the number of victims slowly rose from one, to two, to six, to finally 12 innocent people; and it became clear this was yet another tragic conclusion to a senseless act of mass violence. This is, however, a tragedy...
  • Bears And A Lion; Victims Should Have Had A Gun

    08/23/2019 5:02:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 21 August, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    In several cases this summer, there were times where you read what happened and say, they should have had a gun. Fatal bear attacks are rare. Attacks, where someone is injured, happen much more frequently. Close calls, without injury, are more common yet. Here are some cases from this summer where it seems the people involved would have been well served by the availability of a defensive firearm. It is better for everyone concerned if the attacking animal is killed by the people immediately involved. It takes the authorities time and considerable money to respond.On 26 June 2019, 54-Year-Old...
  • Security guard was charged for shooting tire of truck she believed would run her over. [TR]

    08/22/2019 3:20:39 PM PDT · by Talkwire · 26 replies
    East Bay Times ^ | August 22, 2019 | Nate Gartrell
    Stand Your Ground is alive and well in California. A CA criminal defense attorney has successfully defended another client faced with charges for self defense with a firearm. This case involves a woman who used her side arm to protect herself from robbers intent on running her down. She was charged by the DA, the robbers walked. After a vigorous defense the jury acquitted her in 40 minutes.
  • Officials: Child attacked by mountain lion was running to friend's house ( Colorado )

    08/22/2019 9:55:51 AM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    KKTV ^ | Aug. 21, 2019
    BAILEY, Colo.- The search for a mountain lion continues after it attacked an 8-year-old boy in Bailey Wednesday night. Colorado Parks and Wildlife says the child was playing on a trampoline in his yard when he heard a friend calling from down the street. As he ran towards his friend's home, the mountain lion pounced, grabbing the boy by the head. The boy's brother was also outside and heard a commotion. He ran to his father and told him something didn't sound right. His father rushed down the street and found the mountain lion on top of his son. The...
  • Domestic violence suspect killed by intervening Florida man

    08/22/2019 4:12:29 AM PDT · by piasa · 41 replies
    CTPost ^ | Updated 3:52 am EDT, Thursday, August 22, 2019
    <p>TRINITY, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida say an armed domestic violence suspect was shot and killed by a neighbor who intervened and helped the victim and several children escape the scene. Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco told reporters the man heard his neighbor screaming for help Wednesday and arrived to find the neighbor lowering the children out of a second-story window. He says the man helped the children and attempted to diffuse the situation, but the suspect "wasn't having anything to do with it." He says the man returned to his home, and the suspected followed and shot at him. He says the man returned fire and killed the suspect.</p>
  • The same people who pushed early release for gun felons now want to take guns without due process

    08/17/2019 2:27:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Conservative Review. ^ | August 15, 2019 | Daniel Horowitz
    For every person who fits the profile of the El Paso shooter, there are likely thousands who fit the profile of Maurice Hill, the man arrested for shooting six cops in north Philadelphia yesterday. Based on a quick look at court documents from Philadelphia and Delaware Counties, Hill has a rap sheet dating back to 2001 that includes charges for illegal gun possession, drugs, driving offenses, assault, burglary, theft, robbery, kidnapping, and attempted murder. However, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer, he was only “convicted six times on charges that involved illegal possession of guns, drug dealing, and aggravated assault.” Will...
  • Another California Stand Your Ground Victory

    08/15/2019 11:37:57 AM PDT · by Talkwire · 12 replies
    Tully & Weiss Attorneys at Law ^ | August 15, 2019 | Joseph Tully
    Not Guilty! Self-defense: The Sergeant Stood Her Ground Woman with gun self defenseAnother California Stand Your Ground Victory. This week criminal defense attorney Joseph Tully successfully defended another self-defense “Stand Your Ground” client in California at the Contra Costa Courthouse in Martinez, just two blocks from the Tully Weiss office. This new case involved a African-American woman we will refer to as “Sergeant Tara”, an Army Veteran of four tours and an active reservist who used her personal side arm to defend herself against a deadly attack. California Stand Your Ground
  • Judge Denies Sheriff Testimony, Says No to Special Prosecutor in Drejka Case

    08/13/2019 1:10:06 PM PDT · by spacejunkie2001 · 6 replies
    bay9news ^ | 8/2/19 | Sandra Weathers
    INELLAS COUNTY, Fla. – There was a lengthy hearing Friday afternoon for the case where Michael Drejka is charged with manslaughter for the shooting death of Markeis McGlockton. Pretrial hearing for Michael Drejka Drejka is accused of shooting, killing Markeis McGlockton Judge denies Sheriff's testimony PREVIOUS: Markeis McGlockton Shooting: 1 Year Later In that hearing a judge made some major decisions about the upcoming trial. One of the main things discussed in the hearing was the decision to not appoint a special prosecutor to this case like Drejka’s defense argued for. The defense accused the prosecution of race baiting, buckling...
  • 'It was grating my bones up': B.C. man narrowly survives grizzly attack ( Canada )

    08/09/2019 6:46:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 75 replies
    CBC/Radio-Canada ^ | August 2, 2019 | Jon Hernandez
    Just one day before he turned 45, Colin Dowler didn't think he'd live to celebrate it... the avid outdoorsman was scouting backcountry trails outside of Powell River, B.C., on his mountain bike, about seven kilometres away from a nearby logging camp. After making his way down one of the hills onto the logging road, he caught sight of a large male grizzly bear, walking in his direction. "I wasn't really sure what to do about the situation," Dowler said from his Vancouver hospital bed. "I largely stood there, and let the grizzly keep walking up towards me." Concerned of making...
  • 14-year-old girl fires gun to save sisters from intruder. ( Kentucky )

    08/08/2019 10:55:51 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    WSAZ ^ | Aug 07, 2019
    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ky. -- A 14-year-old girl fired a 9mm pistol at someone looking to break into her home, according to the Lawrence County Constable Association and confirmed by the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office. On Sunday, two men in a white sedan pulled up to a home in Blaine. One got out of the car and repeatedly tried to gain entry by trying to kick in the doors. Inside the home were three teenage girls who responded by calling 911. They were home alone at the time with their father at work and their mother at the store. At one...