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  • More Colorado school staff registering for gun training

    02/22/2018 1:34:58 PM PST · by george76 · 20 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...
  • NC: After Gunfight, AR-15 used for defense of Home in Catawba County

    02/14/2018 12:01:03 PM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 February, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On the 7th of February, 2018, three young men approached a home in Catawba County at about 6 p.m. One of the young men, a 17-year-old, shot at the intended victim.  The intended victim, also 17, was armed and fired back, hitting the attacker several times, killing him. Shane Cauthen, Masked 17-Year-Old Shot and Killed in Self Defense Gunfight The other two masked men have been arrested, and the incident investigated. The two remaining suspects are 22 and 16 years old.  The investigators met with the District Attorney on Thursday morning. A determination was made the shooting was in...
  • FL: Police Officer Explains that Self Defense Against Pellet Gun is Valid

    02/12/2018 11:16:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 February, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    In the early morning hours of Friday, 9 February, 2018, a man attempted an armed robbery of a Sunoco gas station in Tampa, Florida. The clerk had a firearm of his own and fired several shots, hitting the suspect in the leg. The suspect fled across the street, and the clerk followed him and then held him for police. Police came, took custody of the suspect, and determined that the suspect's gun was a pellet gun. The police lieutenant at the scene educated the reporter on the validity of defense from a perceived deadly threat. Link to video From...
  • Oregon Gray Wolf Shoot: Defensive Gun Use of the Day [VIDEO]

    02/11/2018 6:31:15 PM PST · by marktwain · 25 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 11 February, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Last year, am Oregon elk hunter shot and killed a wolf charging directly at himCheck out the video of his interview with a state game official below. Before we get to the details, a little lupine history via oregonwild.com: Gray wolves (Canis lupus) were once common in Oregon, occupying most of the state. However, a deliberate effort to eradicate the species was successful by the late 1940s. In fact, trouble for wolves began almost 100 years earlier, in the years before Oregon became a state. In 1843 the first wolf bounty was established and Oregon’s first legislative session was...
  • 7mm Mag for Self Defense Against Moose? Jury Agrees

    02/02/2018 7:06:22 AM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 31 January, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    In early 2016, Chauncy G. Goodrich and his family started having problems with a young bull moose on their property near Pinedale, Wyoming.They were repeatedly chased by the moose. They tried various non lethal methods to haze the moose away. They worked for a short period, but the bull continued to hang around the area. By July of 2017, the non-lethal methods were exhausted and/or were no longer effective. Chauncy took a 7 mm Magnum with him as a precaution when he attempted to chase the moose off his property and away from his wife and young children.The bull...
  • Retailers Choose Guns for Defense Against Armed Robbery

    01/28/2018 4:54:19 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 25 January, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Two retailers have chosen firearms as effective means of protecting themselves and their customers against armed robbers.One store was a pizzeria, which had the unfortunate experience of having an armed robber shot and killed by an armed employee in Amarillo, Texas. The other was a drive-thru coffee stand in Anchorage, Alaska. Two sisters own the shop. They are on the left of the photograph.The AK Sweet Cup in Anchorage, Alaska, was the victim of an armed robbery at about 4 p.m. on 8 January, 2018. The shop has a gun in the restaurant, but the employee did not feel...
  • Gun Control Bumper Sticker Part of Criminal Complaint

    01/25/2018 7:49:50 AM PST · by marktwain · 64 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 23 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    An auto mishap morphed into a defensive shooting in Rochester, Minnesota on Sunday, January 14th, a little after 8 a.m.  A car driven by 17 year old Muhammed Rahim, with another 17-year-old male and two teenage girls in the car, spun out of control and crashed into the side of the road in slippery conditions. A car driven by 25 year old Alexander Weiss managed to avoid the out of control vehicle. He pulled to the side of the road to see if the people in the crashed vehicle needed assistance. Muhammed then backed up the crashed vehicle and...
  • Pizza Shop Owner: Armed Employees Welcome

    01/21/2018 6:20:25 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    A justified defensive shooting in a Texas Pizzaria resulted in the death of one of the armed robbers. The response by the restaurant owner shows the acceptance of defense of self and others is gaining legitimacy in the United States. Here is the relevant part of the official statement released by La Bella Pizza owners. From myhighplains.com: We at La Bella Pizza on Olsen are deeply saddened by the incident that occurred last Tuesday, January 9th. Our hearts go out to All the families that are involved during this trying time. Our policy always has and always will be...
  • Pistols for Defense against Bears? Failures are Rare

    01/19/2018 4:31:53 AM PST · by marktwain · 68 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    While discussing bear attacks, a consistent refrain is that pistols are useless as a way to defend yourself against bears.  In discussion groups, nay sayers claim that pistols are difficult to use, of insufficient power, and there are numerous instances where people who attempted to use pistols to defend against bears are badly mauled. I have read of numerous cases where people used pistols to successfully defend against bears, so I asked one poster to give some examples where pistol defenses failed. The exchange occurred on freerepublic.com: “Actually, there are legions of people who have been badly mauled after...
  • MN: Charges Dropped against Paul Jason Allen in Rochester, Self Defense Cited

    01/10/2018 7:26:07 AM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Paul Jason Allen was involved in a verbal altercation on 19 May, 2017. He says three men in a truck drove past him while he was crossing a street at the intersection. They say he stood in the street and prevented them from passing, then yelled at them, including something about their mother. All agree the truck stopped, and the three men exited the vehicle. One of the men grabbed a rake from the truck and chased Allen. Somewhere in the process, Allen produced a knife. Three to one is clear disparity of force, so Allen could be justified...
  • New Trial for Self Defense, School Shooting at NAU

    12/07/2017 9:36:24 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 5 December, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    On 18 October, 2015, an 18-year-old student, Steven Jones, was attacked by a drunken mob of fraternity members. One member ran up to Jones and sucker punched him. Jones two friends were on the ground defending themselves. Jones ran to his car and retrieved a legally owned pistol. At least one of the fraternity member ran at Jones, who fired, killing one and wounding two others. The incident was initially characterized as a school shooting. Jones cooperated with authorities.  They charged him with first-degree murder.As more evidence became available, it was learned that everyone Jones shot was legally intoxicated with...
  • Guns, Canes, and Home Security: What Senior Citizens Need to Know About Self-Defense

    12/05/2017 4:23:27 PM PST · by x1stcav · 37 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/1/17 | Jeff Sanders
    It's easy for martial artists to talk about self-defense for most of us. Most of us probably don't struggle with physical challenges throughout the day. But what about senior citizens? I have taught self-defense to people in their late 60s and 70s. They were actually quite mobile and had the strength to hit the focus mits hard. (I remember one student was a 73-year-old retired physical education teacher. She was in great shape, had an awesome attitude, and man could she knock the stuffings out of the kick shield!) However, in many cases, our elderly citizens struggle daily with loss...
  • Burnet man on roadside shooting: ‘He opened fire on my wife and son’

    12/04/2017 7:59:29 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Austin American-Statesman ^ | December 2, 2017 | Elizabeth Findell
    A Cottonwood Shores man whose family was targeted by a gunman driving along RM 1431 in Burnet County on Thursday night said he disarmed and beat unconscious the man aiming at his wife and son. In an interview with the American-Statesman on Saturday, Johnny Henderson said he and his family are shaken but unhurt after the attack, which ended after an off-duty police officer shot and wounded the gunman and Henderson jumped him. Henderson broke his hand in the ordeal. Henderson said the family has no idea what provoked the attack, which seemed to be tied to road rage. Authorities...
  • AK:1 year, 4 Months in Jail, Self Defense Shooting, Charges Dropped

    12/03/2017 6:28:37 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 November, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Steve Edward Hannah Steve Edward Hannah had all charges dropped against him after spending a year and four months in jail. Hannah had plead not guilty by reason of self defense in the shooting of his neighbor, Mark Edward Brochu. Brochu had gunshot wounds to his back, and was found on Hannah's property about 30 feet from Hannah's home.  Hannah had called 911 to report the shooting, and flagged down Alaska state troopers when they arrived. Neighbors said that Brochu had repeatedly been trespassing in the neighborhood. Brochu has a criminal history . Brochu assaulted an officer in 2011....
  • What is a "Well-Regulated Militia?"

    11/30/2017 8:39:03 PM PST · by Discoshaman · 52 replies
    Byte-Size Politice ^ | 11/30/2017 | J. Wesley Bush
    A good, quick video on the militia clause of the Second Amendment in light of the Militia Acts of 1792, the Dick Act of 1903, and U.S. Code Article 10.
  • OH: Store Owner uses AK47 for Self Defense

    11/30/2017 6:34:16 AM PST · by marktwain · 31 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 28 November, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Dayton Ohio cell phone store owner Adam Seaton used an AK-47 clone to defend himself and his store. It happened about five a.m. on Sunday, 19 November, 2017.Store video shows the thieves breaking the window at the front of the store, then trying various strategies to get through the security gate. Seaton was alerted on his cell phone by the security system. He was only a block and a half away.The store has been open since December last year. This was the fourth robbery attempt, the first that has been stopped.From wdtn.com:DAYTON — A 22-year-old Dayton business owner fired...
  • Police say deputy fatally shot intruder at her Detroit home

    11/29/2017 7:47:21 AM PST · by Simon Green · 17 replies
    WNEM ^ | 11/26/17 | Stephen Borowy
    DETROIT (AP) - Police say an off-duty sheriff's deputy shot and killed a man who had broken into her home in southwest Detroit. The Wayne County deputy was inside the home when she heard a door being kicked in about 1:30 a.m. Saturday. The deputy told investigators she grabbed her weapon and fired shots at the intruder, who was armed with a pistol and wearing a black ski mask. The man was struck in the chest and pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities didn't immediately release the names of the deputy or the man who died. The Wayne County sheriff's...
  • Wolf Shot in Self Defense: Department Recommends Warning Shots

    11/12/2017 6:01:19 AM PST · by marktwain · 74 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 10 November, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    On 27 October, 2017, an Oregon elk hunter found himself being stalked by three wolves. One of the wolves charged directly at him, in spite of his yelling in an attempt to scare it off.  The hunter fired at the charging wolf, believing his life was in danger.The wolf was killed, and the other two wolves ran into cover at the shot.  The hunter initially thought the animal might have been a coyote, but examination by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) revealed it was an 83 lb female wolf.From bluemanountaineagle.com: Further investigation at the site of...
  • Time for God’s Men to Pack Heat to Church

    11/09/2017 4:24:19 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 34 replies
    raptureforums ^ | Bryan Fischer
    Devin Kelley, an atheist and Air Force reject, a man who had been court-martialed and dishonorably discharged for assaulting his wife and child, entered the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Sunday in full combat gear and cut down 26 Christians in cold blood and put another 20 in the hospital. Victims include eight members of one family and the pastor’s own 14-year-old daughter. The fill-in pastor was shot in the back as he made his way up to the pulpit. Said Wilson County Sheriff Joe D. Tackitt, Jr, “He (Kelley) just walked down the center aisle, turned...