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  • AR-15 Effective in Defending against Multiple Home Invaders

    04/24/2018 11:46:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 April, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Young Woman Carrying AR15 style Rifle in Yuma Arizona On Sunday morning, April 15, 2018 at about 4 a.m. in Glen St. Mary, Florida, a group of seven masked home invaders barged into a mobile home located on County Road 125. A shot was fired by one invader. Two of the four occupants of the home responded with armed force. One of the residents had an AR15 style rifle. The person with the AR15 said they fired over 30 rounds while repelling the invaders. One invader was killed and others wounded. No resident was injured. As soon as the...
  • Citizens Push for Right to Self Defense in Ukraine

    04/22/2018 12:48:19 PM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 April, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Ukraine is considering rights of self defense and the legal rights to own weapons. Since the break up of the United Soviet Socialist Republics, or USSR, the former client states of the USSR have been struggling with numerous issues of law, including private property rights and self defense. Ukraine has little traditional law concerning the ownership of firearms. The law, as such, consists of instructions issued in 1998 by the Interior Ministry. In practice, the Interior Minister can give firearms to whom he wishes. Exactly who is eligible, and who is not, tends to be a matter of personal...
  • Waffle House armed robbery suspect hospitalized with gunshot wounds: NOPD

    04/20/2018 4:07:24 PM PDT · by BBell · 26 replies
    http://www.nola.com/ ^ | 4/20/18 | Hanna Krueger
    New Orleans police have arrested one suspect in connection with the armed robbery at the Waffle House on Elysian Fields Avenue on Thursday night (April 19). Ernest Thomas was arrested on one count of armed robbery and one count of attempted armed robbery, but remains in the hospital as he recovers from gunshot wounds, NOPD said. Around 10:19 p.m. Thursday, Thomas and another man with semiautomatic handguns entered the Waffle House in the 2900 block of Elysian Fields Avenue, police said. The other man jumped the counter and demanded money from the cashier, while also taking $8 from a costumer,...
  • The Core Right To Self-Defense Is Under Attack – US Gun And Taser Laws – Europe’s Knife Laws

    04/20/2018 9:42:34 AM PDT · by davikkm · 11 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    On April 14, 2018, the cream of the crop in law-abiding American citizens rallied together in state capitals across this Country. Honorable in their endeavor to protect the United State Constitution, Patriots shook hands and spoke out. There was not one incident that occurred in any of the 50 rallies that disturbed the peace, and that is why I call them “the cream of the crop in law-abiding citizens.” Democrats are working together to mow down the Right To Bear Arms, which is given in the Second Amendment of the Constitution. Every human being has the right to protect themselves,...
  • Gun Control Logical Fallacy – Ignoring Lives Saved

    04/15/2018 1:25:30 PM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 10 April, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    A person who dies because they did not have a gun is just as dead as a person who is murdered with a gun. In practice, overall unjustified homicides tend to rise a bit when gun are banned or restricted. Those who push for disarmed populations use a logical fallacy when arguing for gun restrictions and gun bans. They only count people who are killed with guns, and ignore people who are killed because they were unarmed or disarmed.This logical fallacy is called an irrelevancy argument. Whenever you see a chart or graph or statistic that uses the terms...
  • After YouTube HQ Shooting, Witness Says, 'I Didn't Have a Gun on Me, But I Wish I Did'

    04/04/2018 7:48:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    ijr.com ^ | 4/3/2018 | SAM DORMAN
    A man who witnessed the shooting at YouTube on Tuesday said he wished he had a gun when the shooting occurred. “I didn't have a gun on me, but I wish I did,” he said. He was ordering food across from the company's headquarters when the shooting started. When asked how many shots he heard, he said about 10 and then others. “It didn't stop. It was no mercy. Whoever shot that time, oh, man. It was massive,” he said. “I knew I had to be smart. You've got to be fast. You've got to think fast,” he added. The...
  • Minnesota Permit Carrier with .357, Shoots &Wounds Armed Robber

    04/03/2018 2:34:31 PM PDT · by marktwain · 44 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 29 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    At about 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, 22 March, 2018, in St. Paul, Minnesota, a 39-year-old man arranged to meet a man to purchase an iPhone X. The “sale” turned out to be a pretext for an armed robbery. One report says the “seller” stuck a gun in the side of the would-be buyer, then robbed him as he was counting out $500 for the purchase. The meeting was arranged on Facebook.  From cbslocal.com: Police say a suspect is in custody after a permit-to-carry holder in St. Paul shot him during an armed robbery. According to St. Paul Police, it...
  • Boulder City Council considering Ordinance 8245: adding additional firearm regulations

    03/31/2018 4:35:56 PM PDT · by flamberge · 30 replies
    Official Boulder City Council Meeting Notification | 3/31/2018 | self
    Boulder City Council is considering: Ordinance 8245: adding additional firearm regulations to the Boulder Revised Code MEETING DATE: April 5, 2018 AGENDA TITLE Introduction, first reading and consideration of a motion to order published by title only: Ordinance 8245 adding additional firearm regulations to the Boulder Revised Code PRIMARY STAFF CONTACT Thomas Carr, City Attorney, 303-441-3020 REQUESTED ACTION OR MOTION LANGUAGE Motion to introduce and order published by title only Ordinance 8245 imposing additional firearm restrictions in the city of Boulder and setting forth related details ATTACHMENTS: Description Memo and Attachments
  • Brazil Considers Easing Extreme Gun Law, Allowing Self Defense

    03/31/2018 12:51:44 PM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 26 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Brazil has extremely strict gun control laws and relatively few firearms. It is estimated there are about 17 million firearms in Brazil. Only 5.4 million are legally owned by private parties. 2.2 million are owned by the military and police, and 9.5 million are illegally possessed.  It would take centuries of rigorous enforcement of gun confiscation to reach that level in the United States, if it ever were possible. There are over 400 million firearms in private hands in the United States.  A number comparable to Brazil's 17 million guns and 200 million people would be 28 million guns...
  • Armed Samaritan Shoots Robber who Wounded Woman Store Owner

    03/27/2018 12:55:59 PM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 23 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On Friday, 16 March, about 2 p.m. in Aurora, Colorado, an armed robber victimized a small grocery run by an Ethiopian immigrant. In the barber shop next door, the barbers heard a scream, then a shot, then two more shots. One of the barbers grabbed his gun and went out the door. Outside he entered into a gunfight with the robbery suspect. From the portrayal of the other barber, it appears the armed Samaritan used cover and concealment.  Several shots were fired. The armed robbery suspect was wounded and ran off. Video of interview from the sceneFrom auroragov.org: It...
  • Australian Gun Control Means No Self Defense with Firearms

    03/26/2018 1:11:11 PM PDT · by marktwain · 36 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 22 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    David Dunstan, an Australian farmer who defended his family from an armed intruder, may have finally gotten his three guns back. His story illustrates much that is wrong with Australia's extreme gun laws. No one disputes the events that brought David Dunstan and his family to the attention of the authorities.David Dunstan lives on a rural property near Bungowannah, New South Wales. It is about 10 miles outside the Australian town of Albury.  At 3 a.m. on the 14th of September, 2017 he answered the door and found himself confronting a teen armed with a knife and a large...
  • Missouri | Defender with Knife Not Guilty of Murder

    03/24/2018 5:52:37 PM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 20 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On November 29 of 2016, in St. Louis, Missouri, Terrell McDaniel, 36, was attacked by Robert Collins, 44. Collins was intoxicated and attacked McDaniel with a milk crate. During the affray, McDaniels defended himself with a knife, stabbing Collins numerous times. Collins died at the scene.  From stltoday.com: According to his lawyer, Joe Whitener, McDaniel told the jury he feared for his life during a street fight. Collins was intoxicated and belligerent when he asked McDaniel for drugs, and McDaniel refused. Collins then tried to attack McDaniel with a Prairie Farms milk crate, Whitener said, and McDaniel stabbed Collins...
  • 6 Reasons Why The AR-15 Is Actually Ideal For Self-Defense

    03/24/2018 12:54:25 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 55 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 22 Mar, 2018 | Tom Knighton
    The AR-15 may well be the most vilified rifle in existence at the moment, possibly even more so than the Soviet-designed AK-47. This is especially true following several incidents where bad people did bad things with the rifle in question. As per usual following such incidents, politicians begin clamoring for the rifle to be banned. They use all kinds of rhetoric to paint the firearm as some kind of evil murder-death-kill machine that serves no other purpose except to end lives. This usually comes from the same people who claim that the most recent gunman, armed with a Glock, didn’t...
  • Stop Disarming Willing Teachers

    03/19/2018 5:04:59 PM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 15 March, 2018 | Jeff Knox
    Disarming willing and qualified teachers and other school staff is stupid. There has been a lot of talk about “arming teachers” recently, but that's really never been the issue. The real issue is about disarming teachers who would like to be carrying. Like any other controversial subject, any discussion of school safety must begin with some agreement on basic facts and mutual understanding of terms and definitions.We can't come to a consensus on solutions if we can't agree on what the words we are saying actually mean. When gun owners and politicians talk about “arming teachers,” we are not...
  • Del. Neil Parrott Seeks 'Castle Doctrine' for Maryland

    02/28/2018 9:20:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Herald Mail Media ^ | Feb 28, 2018 | Tamela Baker
    When should a resident be permitted to use deadly force against an intruder? Whenever an unlawful entry is made, according to legislation proposed by Del. Neil Parrott, R-Washington. Parrott made his case this week in the House Judiciary Committee, telling members that 34 other states already have the "castle doctrine," which permits deadly force. Parrott's bill, he said, allows a person to defend himself against anyone who has made an unlawful entry into a dwelling — and to use any degree of physical force necessary. "Why do we need it? Well, because people need to be able to protect themselves...
  • Who is Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel?

    02/25/2018 4:42:59 PM PST · by george76 · 40 replies
    South Florida Sun Sentinel ^ | 2/24/2018 | Phillip Valys
    Israel has historically been vocal concerning gun violence, opposing open-carry legislation and one law that would allow concealed weapons on campuses. He began implementing body cameras for his deputies in 2016. This week, Israel announced that deputies guarding Broward County Schools will now carry rifle, including AR-15s... a police officer assigned to Stoneman Douglas resigned after failing to enter the Parkland school as a gunman opened fire and killed 17 students and faculty. Israel said Deputy Scot Peterson should have “went in. Addressed the killer. Killed the killer.” The sheriff placed two other deputies under investigation for their handling of...
  • Gun Training Classes for Ohio Teachers SELL OUT After Hundreds Sign Up

    02/25/2018 3:42:10 PM PST · by george76 · 35 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | February 25, 2018 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    Ohio teachers are flocking to a gun training class being offered by an Ohio Sheriff’s department. Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones told Fox & Friends that when they decided to offer the firearm training class to teachers they expected maybe 20 educators to sign up — instead there were hundreds. “We put it online, we thought we’d get 20 school teachers maybe. Within 20 minutes we had 40. Within an hour we had 100. Within four hours we had 200. By the next morning, at 300, we cut it off,” Jones said. The class was open to teachers as well...
  • Video: Oklahoma mother-daughter duo shoot would-be robber in their liquor store

    02/24/2018 12:30:16 PM PST · by Innovative · 63 replies
    KABC ^ | Feb.. 24, 2018 | KABC
    A mother and daughter took matters into their own hands and shot a would-be robber at their liquor store in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Police said the man was armed with a shotgun and demanded money. When he walked away, one of the women reached for a handgun under the counter and shot the suspect. The man managed to grab the mother and that's when the daughter shot him again. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition.
  • More Colorado school staff registering for gun training

    02/22/2018 1:34:58 PM PST · by george76 · 25 replies
    KRDO News ^ | Feb 15, 2018 | Scott Harrison
    Laura Carno, executive director of FASTER Colorado, who helped organize the first statewide training class last summer in Weld County, for school personnel... 48 people have registered for two three-day classes scheduled to be held in Adams County in June. There were 17 people at the debut class last year. "Dozens of school districts in Colorado already have authorized school staff to carry concealed (weapons), she said. "All we're talking about is having more armed good guys and gals on campuses to deal with (shooting) situations." FASTER, (or Faculty/Administrator Safety Training & Emergency Response), .. provide weapons and medical training....
  • Students at West Texas school district feel safe with staff who carry concealed weapons

    02/18/2018 1:18:23 PM PST · by Yosemitest · 46 replies
    www.newschannel10.com ^ | Feb 15, 2018 | Kristy Gerlett
    West Texas school district allows concealed carry on campus CLAUDE, TX (KFDA) - Claude Independent School District has several staff members that carry concealed weapons on school grounds. A sign in front of Claude ISD campuses shows that the district has multiple staff members who carry concealed weapons. Parents who have children at the school say they feel very safe and comfortable knowing their staff are armed and ready to protect them if they have to. "It makes me feel really, really safe that we have staff on hand if anything happened," said mother of a Claude ISD student...