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  • FL: Act Compliant to Gain time and Opportunity

    01/24/2015 10:12:31 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Most armed robbers are reluctant to shoot.   There can be many reasons for this, including additional scrutiny from the authorities, drawing attention to the crime in progress, even a reluctance to inflict harm.   Often, this will give the victim an opportunity to feign compliance in order to gain an advantage. It happened in this case in Florida yesterday, the 22nd of January, 2015.  The victim in this case was Fabian Rosario.  He is a surveyor who was working with a colleague on a land survey when he was approached by a suspect who pulled a gun and demanded money. ...
  • PA: Armed Woman Stops Crime Spree

    01/17/2015 8:21:56 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies
    gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 1/17/2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In Lancaster County, PA, an alert and armed woman stopped a crime spree. One of the things that destroys the sense of security in a neighborhood is the proliferation of burglaries and thefts of personal property from vehicles. That is what the pair of suspects were involved in when an alert woman stopped Robert LaFleur from breaking into her car at 2:30 am and held him at gunpoint until the police arrived. It seems unlikely that LaFleur would have obeyed the woman's commands if she had not been armed. The police report that he resisted arrest when they arrived, and...
  • The Best Defense Against School Shootings Is... Canned Foods? (Barf Alert)

    01/17/2015 2:29:05 AM PST · by BCW · 36 replies
    Tech Times ^ | 10 JAN 2015 | Robin Parrish
    School shootings are a very real and very serious danger. The last few years have seen an alarming number of deranged individuals — some of them students — march into their local school and open fire with powerful weapons. Schools around the nation are coming up with preparedness plans like safety drills and procedures, many of them consulting with local law enforcement to educate students on what to do in the event of an attack. This is a good thing (albeit a sad commentary on our times). It's smart. Necessary. But when most of us think of ways our kids...
  • Europe’s Leading Rabbi: Jews Must Begin Carrying Guns

    01/15/2015 10:37:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 15, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    Top Jewish org petitions EU to permit Jews to carry guns.One of Europe’s most prominent Jewish organizations is petitioning the European Union to pass new legislation that would permit Jewish community members to carry guns “for the essential protection of their communities,” according to a letter obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. The European Jewish Association (EJA), which represents Jewish communities across Europe, says that gun license laws must be altered following a string of deadly attacks on Jews in France and other European countries, where anti-Semitism has been growing at an alarming rate. The recent attacks, including one on...
  • Pizza delivery woman may lose job for shooting armed robber

    01/15/2015 1:06:29 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/15/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Out of Dekalb County, Georgia this week, a tense story with a happy ending may turn out to finish on a sour note after all. A woman working delivering pizzas for Papa John’s went out on a delivery run and instead of being met by a hungry customer with cash, found herself facing an armed robber. After forcing her from her vehicle and ordering her onto the ground, the suspect, Donquaz Devon Stevenson, was going to leave with her car and her money. At that point he learned that he probably should have checked things out a bit more...
  • The Perfect Self Defense System

    01/15/2015 10:36:45 AM PST · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    wsj ^ | 1/15/2015 | J Badass
    This is for all the Martial Artists, LEO’s, Military, Private Contractors and us normal private citizens that enjoys a good laugh. Johnny BadAss has the Perfect Self Defense system for all types of people. His ingredients for the system are: Martial Arts(Krav Maga) + Acting = Double Threat Combo This system will work for anyone that can or can't act. Works for whether you're short, tall, male or female. Watch the perfect self defense system video here.
  • Pizza Driver Delivers Bullet To The Face Of Armed Robber, May Lose Job For Defending Her Life

    01/14/2015 9:54:03 PM PST · by Lexinom · 70 replies
    BearingArms.com ^ | 13 January 2015 AD | Bob Owens
    A Papa John's delivery driver in Dekalb County, Georgia is worried that she might lose her job for defending her life earlier this week against a pair of armed robbers. When a woman delivering pizzas in DeKalb County was ordered to the ground by a man with a gun, she fired back. Armed with her own gun, she shot the man Sunday night, according to police. The employee of a Columbia Drive Papa John’s wasn’t injured, her mother told Channel 2 Action News. But the woman is worried the incident could get her fired because she carried her gun for...
  • NY: Justified Shooting Saves Lives, Shooter gets Jail Time

    01/12/2015 11:52:24 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Jaqueline Kegan, the woman in the love triangle. In New York, a defense of self and others shooting case has been resolved after nearly two and a half years.   Jaqueline Kegan had a son with, and apparently had been living with Paul J. Wells for a considerable time.  The son was 18 years old.  She became romantically involved with Ralph C. Runnalls and they were married a week before the shooting.   Jaqueline was 43, Wells was 55, and Runnalls was 67.  The son convinced Kegan to return home.  The father, Wells, became concerned and borrowed two pistols, a .22...
  • America’s Provocateurs Are at the Mercy of the Barbarians

    01/11/2015 10:54:37 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The National Review ^ | January 9, 2015 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    The most likely targets of Islamist wrath are in the cities with the most restrictive gun laws. To the foreign or uninitiated visitor, it must appear somewhat peculiar that the most prominent, recognizable, and provocative public figures in all of these United States spend the majority of their time in cities that are indifferent toward their security. Taken together, Washington, D.C., New York City, and Los Angeles host almost all of the more controversial media personalities in America; and, taken together, these cities have some of the worst self-defense laws in the country. Had Charlie Hebdo been an American publication,...
  • Florida court exposes out of control gun policy

    01/09/2015 4:42:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Florida International University Student Media ^ | January 9, 2015 | Alan Di Diego and Stephanie Piedrahita
    3 years ago, Jared Bretherick was cruising in a car with his family close to Orlando when another vehicle, steered by Derek Dunning, nearly sideswiped their car. A brief confrontation ensued, during which Bretherick’s father dialed 911 and unveiled a holstered weapon. Dunning got back inside his car and began backing it up toward the Brethericks. When officers arrived at the scene, Bretherick was aiming his father’s gun at Dunning’s vehicle. He was detained, arrested and charged with aggravated assault. In Bretherick’s first court hearing, he pursued legal immunity under Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law. The statute, which attracted national...
  • Man Shoots [three] Intruders Attempting to Rape His Granddaughter During Home Invasion

    01/03/2015 6:02:35 PM PST · by grundle · 64 replies
    People magazine ^ | October 25, 2014 | Elaine Aradillas
    Kenneth Byrd and his family were settled in their North Carolina home Monday night when there was a knock at their door. A stranger claimed his car was having mechanical problems and asked for water, according to a statement released by the Robeson County Sheriff's Office and obtained by PEOPLE. Suddenly, two more men appeared and demanded money. They were dressed in black and wearing ski masks. The suspects were armed with handguns and attempted to rape Byrd's 19-year-old granddaughter. "Mr. Byrd retrieved a weapon and several shots were fired between Mr. Byrd and the suspects in the house," according...
  • Neighbor shoots back at man chasing his neighbor with shotgun

    12/16/2014 9:24:31 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 5 replies
    KY3 ^ | 12-14-14 | Drew Douglass
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Springfield Police responded to shots fired in the 1100 block of North Oak Park Drive shortly after 8 p.m. Saturday night. Derek Palmer, who lives just down the street from where police were investigating, witnessed the episode and explained what he heard to KY3 on Saturday night. "I heard a couple gun shots go off, came outside to check it out, and you had a guy and somebody in a car arguing for a little bit, you heard a few more gunshots go off and then the car sped off," says Palmer. Police confirmed that several shots...
  • Ex-con shot by retired Union City police officer dies, was carrying loaded handgun, sources say

    12/15/2014 9:41:32 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 38 replies
    Cliffview Pilot ^ | 12-15-14 | Jerry DelMarco
    An ex-con who died of his injuries today after being shot over the weekend by a retired Union City police officer was carrying a loaded .38-caliber revolver, sources with direct knowledge of the incident told CLIFFVIEW PILOT. Authorities also are expected to announce that they've secured a surveillance video of the incident. The retired officer was working as a UPS security guard when 26-year-old Devin Grimes and another man who were in a pickup truck -- and wearing masks -- ordered him out of his Infiniti at gunpoint around 4:30 a.m. Saturday, law enforcement sources told CLIFFVIEW PILOT tonight. That's...
  • Robbed Before: Springdale Store Owners Speak Out After Shooting Armed Suspect

    12/13/2014 5:37:35 AM PST · by rktman · 35 replies
    5newsonline.com ^ | 12/7/2014 | unknown
    Two suspects are in custody after Springdale Police said they robbed C & S Gun and Pawn shop at gun-point Saturday morning (Dec. 6). According to police, the owner of the shop shot one of the suspects. Police said 25-year-old Marcus Gould and 20-year-old Leon Roberson are in custody after attempting to rob the store carrying semi-automatic pistols. They said the owner, Shirley Cornett, pulled out her .38 revolver and shot Gould in the arm as he was jumping over the counter towards her husband, Clint.
  • Witness 10 proves Darren Wilson had a reasonable belief he needed to shoot Michael Brown

    12/02/2014 2:17:31 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Washington Post's The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | December 1, 2014 | Paul Cassell
    Missouri law allows a person to use deadly force defending himself when he has a “reasonable belief” he needs to use deadly force. The law goes on to define a reasonable belief as one based on “grounds that could lead a reasonable person in the same situation to the same belief.” Unsurprisingly, Officer Darren Wilson testified to the grand jury that he reasonably believed he needed to use deadly force to defend himself against Michael Brown. But the clinching argument on this point is that other reasonable people — i.e., some credible eyewitnesses — agreed with Wilson. In previous posts,...
  • Vanity: Questions for concealed or open carriers

    11/29/2014 4:58:31 AM PST · by Tahoe3002 · 76 replies
    Tahoe3002
    In light of the Mike Brown and Trayvon Martin cases, I am seeking FReeper opinions on how concealed, or open, carriers view their roles and responsibilities. Your responses are greatly appreciated.
  • TX: Attempted Home Invasion; no Media Coverage

    11/24/2014 3:49:38 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    One of the difficult things to quantify about defensive gun uses, is how often they occur without a shot being fired.  The survey information indicates that it happens somewhere between a few hundred thousand to a few million times per year in the United States.  With the Internet, we are becoming more aware of these events.   Sometimes, they are reported in local media.  It in the vast majority of cases, there is no report to police; if there is a police report, there is no media coverage; if there is media coverage, it is strictly local.   I recall numerous...
  • Russia Changes Law to Allow Guns to be Carried for Self Defense

    11/20/2014 1:57:32 PM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Link to video of Maria Butina at the Texas NRA meeting. In 2010, it was reported that the Russian Parliament was considering loosening the Russian law on self defense, to allow Russians who legally own firearms to carry them for the purposes of self defense.   The Russian Justice Minister, Alexander Konovalov was firmly against the possibility. In 2013, it was reported that the Russian organization, The Right to Bear Arms, had only 1,000 members.  It was founded by Maria Butina, the 24 year old redhead pictured in the video and below. Now we learn that Russian law has been changed...
  • With Murder Rate Far Beyond US Levels, Russia Legalizes Carry of Guns for Self-Defense

    11/20/2014 6:53:09 AM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Nov 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    prior to this change “Russians were only allowed to own firearms for hunting or target practice.” Because of this, there are only “13 million” privately owned firearms in Russia compared to approximately 310 million the US. On the other hand, “there were 21,603 murders in Russia” in 2009 compared with just over 13,600 in the US, “which has a population almost twice as large [as Russia].” In other words, in the past few years fewer guns equaled more murder in Russia while more guns equaled fewer murders in the US. Under the new law, Russians can acquire a license to...
  • The Problem Is That Rapists Don’t Care That It’s Wrong

    11/08/2014 8:06:13 AM PST · by rktman · 15 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 11/7/2014 | Stephen Green
    There are a lot of ways to address sexual assault on college campuses. Warning students to watch the facial expressions they make isn’t one of them. Yet that’s what students at Ramapo College of New Jersey in Mahwah, New Jersey, were faced with during an hourlong presentation on alcohol use and sexual assault that focused heavily on what women could do to avoid being assaulted, according to the Ramapo News. The presentation included tips from the school’s Substance Abuse & Violence Prevention coordinator Cory Rosenkranz, who advised students on how to dress, how much to drink and how to use...
  • Winning the Culture War on Self Defense

    10/31/2014 8:26:20 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In Michigan, following the kidnap and murder of an Arkansas real estate agent, a number of women real estate agents are studying how to effectively control their guns in a deadly force situation.   The person who is encouraging them is the petite, attractive, Shelley Gottschling, pictured above. There is nothing particularly unusual about this.   Firearm instructors have long noted the ability of women to become excellent shots, and the fact that women do not bring the macho baggage to the range that some men do.   Shelley's mentor, however, notes that she is exceptional.  From mlive.com: "I haven't seen too...
  • Grand jury meeting in civil-rights case involving George Zimmerman

    10/30/2014 3:20:59 PM PDT · by AAABEST · 73 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | October 30, 2014 | Rene Stutzman
    A federal grand jury will meet in downtown Orlando Wednesday to hear testimony about whether Trayvon Martin's civil rights were violated when Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman shot him in the chest, according to court paperwork.. A U.S. Department of Justice attorney from Washington, D.C., Mark Blumberg, has issued at least one subpoena for Wednesday in the case. Blumberg would not comment on the grand jury session, but the federal panel is to meet at 9 a.m. at the federal courts building on Central Avenue in downtown Orlando to hear evidence in the case. It's not clear how many witnesses...
  • After Trayvon, Chilling Ad Offers Bulletproof Vests for Kids-Timed to Florida's midterm election

    10/24/2014 5:38:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    AdWeek's Advertising & Branding Blog ^ | October 21, 2014 | Hanna Masaryk
    A billboard advertising a line of bulletproof vests for young boys has appeared near the Florida capital in Tallahassee. Chilling, controversial and undeniably eye-catching, the ad is part of the “Vest or Vote” campaign mounted by The Dream Defenders. The Florida-based social justice organization is rallying residents to vote in Florida’s midterm election Nov. 4. According to a report on Jacksonville’s CBS 47 Action News, the group hopes to elect candidates who will repeal the state's controversial stand-your-ground law. According to The BRPR Group, the Miami-based advertising agency behind the campaign, the billboard was modeled after youth clothing ads like...
  • Giffords calls on women to highlight gun violence

    10/21/2014 3:47:34 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 44 replies
    yahoo ^ | 10/21/14 | STEVE PEOPLES ap
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords charged Tuesday that "dangerous people with guns are a threat to women" as she worked to rally female voters across Iowa and inject gun control into one of the nation's marquee Senate contests. "Women can lead the way," Giffords told domestic violence leaders gathered in Iowa's capital city during a 43-second speech that was halting and slurred at moments, but largely clear. "We can change our laws. We can change elections."
  • Father Shoots and Kills Career Criminal in Gunfight During Home Invasion

    10/22/2014 7:37:17 AM PDT · by ExpatGator · 50 replies
    Guns Save Lives ^ | October 22, 2014 | Dan Cannon
    A Florida father had to use deadly force to defend himself and his 11 year old son from an early morning home invader this week. Just before 6:00am, Chris Bane heard glass breaking inside of his Sarasota home. He armed himself and went to investigate. According to My Fox Tampa Bay, “The burglar fired a shot and the homeowner returned fire, striking and killing the intruder,” said Wendy Rose, a spokesperson for the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office. “Apparently the homeowner has been the victim of burglary recently so he was on alert, he was on edge, and as soon as...
  • MS:Supreme Court Rules in favor of 71-Year-Old Harvell Richardson in Self Defense Case

    10/19/2014 9:30:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Harvill Richardson I recall this case from 2009.  The couple let a homeless man into their home, to help him.  Things quickly went bad.  The couple became fearful as he bragged about his past murders.  From Findlaw.com: ¶ 2. Because Rudy Quilon was homeless following his release from prison, Harvill Richardson permitted Quilon to move into his home while he got back on his feet. Over the next five months, Quilon became increasingly unwelcome as he bragged about having been convicted for murder and armed robbery, his previous experiences as a gang member, and killing a “snitch” in prison....
  • NBC News softens report on ‘ISIS-inspired’ terror plot preempted by Canadian officials

    10/09/2014 12:42:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/09/2014 | Noah Rothman
    For the first time in years, the issue of terrorism is again near forefront of the minds of voters most likely to head to the polls in November. The rise of the Islamic State in the Middle East and the statements of American officials who warn that the nation is less safe today than at any time since 9/11 have made for an anxious electorate. The party in power, however, will not benefit from this increased apprehension – polls indicate that Republicans are most trusted to handle matters relating to foreign affairs and national security. This is perhaps why...
  • Catholic Bishop: Fight ‘Satanist-Driven Islamic Organizations’

    10/08/2014 9:08:17 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10/6/14 | Lauretta Brown
    (CNSNews.com) – “Christians must do everything within their powers to protect their lives from being snuffed off by Satanist-driven Islamic organizations,” Bishop Joseph Bagobiri, the Roman Catholic head of Nigeria’s Kafanchan Diocese, said Sunday, according to Nigeria's Vanguard newspaper. Bishop Bagobiri also noted, according to the Vanguard, that Christians have a "grave duty" to use “moderate and proportionate force” to defend their families against Islamic groups such as Boko Haram, which is responsible for the deaths of thousands of civilians since 2009. Boko Haram became internationally known after it staged a mass kidnapping of more than 250 Nigerian schoolgirls in...
  • Why the Winchester 9mm NATO Bulk Ammo May be Bad for Your Pistol

    10/07/2014 5:30:57 AM PDT · by Jed Eckert · 20 replies
    alloutdoor.com ^ | 10/1/2014 | Rob Reed
    After the recent ammo drought, it’s good to see relatively cheap bulk pistol ammo returning to store shelves. But ammo buyers need to be aware that not everything is as it seems and not all ammo is created equal. I found this Winchester “150 Round Value Pack” of 9mm NATO 124 gr ammo for sale at my local Gander Mountain for $49.99 recently. That works out to about $16.66 per 50, which is not bad for reloadable brass cased 9mm in the current market. That is, until you read the (very) fine print on the bottom of the box that...
  • Self-defense against overflying drones

    10/04/2014 3:45:11 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 12 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | October 3, 2014 | A. Michael Froomkin and Zak Colangelo (guest-blogging)
    Scarcely a week goes by without a story in the news about drones, whether it is a Senator finding a drone peering in her window, or a small town in Colorado discussing whether to offer drone-hunting licenses (in the end they voted not to). The fear that a drone may be watching you is far from unreasonable. Today’s news, for example, is that up to 20 percent of the Border Patrol predator-drone flight hours take place in the US; meanwhile, in Miami where we both live, the police department has a fleet of drones out on patrol. This week’s arrest...
  • Police: FBI looking into Moore beheading after suspect tried to convert others to Islam

    09/26/2014 9:27:30 AM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 80 replies
    KTFOR TV ^ | September 25, 2014 | KTFOR
    MOORE, Okla. – Officials with the Moore Police Department say the FBI is now involved in the investigation related to a brutal attack of workers at a food distribution plant. Sgt. Jeremy Lewis says the alleged suspect, 30-year-old Alton Nolen had just been fired when he drove to the front of the business, hit a vehicle and walked inside. He walked into the front office area where he met 54-year-old Colleen Hufford and began attacking her with a knife. Sgt. Lewis confirms the type of knife used in the attack is the same kind used at the plant. Lewis confirms...
  • Police: Beheading Suspect Tried to Convert Coworkers to Islam (Religion on Peace Alert)

    09/26/2014 9:03:29 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 51 replies
    nbc ^ | 9/26/2014 | staff
    A fired Oklahoma food processing plant employee who proselytized for Islam beheaded one co-worker and seriously injured another before the owner of the plant shot him, police said Friday. Moments after Alton Nolen, 30, was let go from Vaughan Foods in Moore, he drove to another part of the facility and walked into a front office where he attacked 54-year-old Colleen Hufford, police said. He used a “standard” knife — similar to the ones found at the facility — to allegedly behead Hufford. Then, he used the same knife to repeatedly stab Tracy Johnson, 43, who suffered numerous wounds and...
  • NBC Offers Repellent Advice on Appeasing Home Invaders

    09/21/2014 11:16:08 AM PDT · by pabianice · 55 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | 9/20/14
    Americans have a constitutional right to armed self-defense, but they have other choices as well. The University of Colorado, for example, last year offered the students it sought to disarm with statewide legislation other “crime prevention tactics.” Options for female students facing rapists included passive resistance,” biting, and self-degradation. According to one proponent of the bill to ban the lawful carrying of firearms on campuses, such threats are “why we have the whistles.” Along similar lines, NBC’s Today Show recently offered suggestions on how to deal with violent home invaders. Their basic advice: politely defer to the intruder, but if...
  • Panel to discuss 'racial disparity' in Stand Your Ground law

    09/19/2014 1:15:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel ^ | September 18, 2014 | David Harris, Orlando Sentinel
    The mother of a teen slain at a Jacksonville gas station after he and his friends refused to turn down their music will be among the panelists at a seminar in Orlando about the controversial Stand Your Ground law. Jordan Davis' mother, Lucia McBath, will be among the experts examining whether there is racial disparity in the application or enforcement of Stand Your Ground laws. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is hosting the forum, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 17 in the grand ballroom of the Rosen Centre Hotel on International Drive. The forum...
  • Mississippi coroner to citizens: Use guns on burglars

    09/16/2014 7:08:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    A Mississippi coroner who advised residents to arm themselves and shoot home intruders said today that he had been angered about a recent spate of burglaries and wasn’t trying to drum up business. David Scott Gregory, 40, the coroner of largely rural Winston County in eastern Mississippi, went on social media during the weekend to urge residents to buy guns and be willing to use them on burglars. “I say shoot the idiots and call the Coroner!” Gregory wrote on Facebook. “I’d hate for any innocent people to get hurt, but at the same time, my stuff is my stuff;...
  • This time, gang members choose wrong victim

    09/09/2014 8:35:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | September 9, 2014 | Andrew Branca
    Yesterday I wrote of yet another vicious deadly-force gang attack: “Caught on video: Another black-on-white racially motivated gang attack.” In that post, I cautioned that gang attacks of this kind were likely to end very badly for the attackers once they stumbled upon a victim who was lawfully armed and prepared to defend himself. It wasn’t long before I received an example of this type of attack happening in Milwaukee, four days prior to the September 7 attack described in yesterday’s post. As reported by the Daily Caller (video embedded below), on September 3 a gang of teens attempted to...
  • The Luby's Cafeteria Massacre: A Brutal Reminder to Restaurants Telling Customers "No Guns"

    09/09/2014 3:58:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 9, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Yesterday Panera Bread became another restaurant establishment asking customers to leave their guns at home, joining eateries like Chilis, Starbucks and stores like Target after pressure from anti-gun groups. Like other restaurant chains, Panera's official policy hasn't changed to an outright ban, but they've made clear customers carrying firearms for self-defense aren't welcome. This "please leave your guns at home" policy is catching on, but as more restaurants join Panera and others like it, it's important to remind them of the horrifying Luby's Cafeteria massacre. In 1991 Texas residents were banned by law from bringing firearms into restaurants. That same...
  • Group attacks Wichita youth football coach over lack of playing time; coach’s wife defends with gun

    09/09/2014 10:23:38 AM PDT · by aft_lizard · 65 replies
    Wichita Eagle ^ | 9/9/2014 | STAN FINGERTHE WICHITA EAGLE
    WICHITA Police are still looking for the men who threatened a youth football league coach with a gun and then began beating him before the coach’s wife pulled out a gun and fired it in the air to scare the attackers away. The incident occurred at about 7:45 p.m. Monday at Linwood Park in south Wichita, Lt. James Espinoza said. A man watching the practice at the park at 1901 S. Kansas confronted the coach about his son’s lack of playing time, lifting his shirt to display a handgun tucked into the waist of his pants. Moments later, five or...
  • Some Christians arm as Mideast perils mount

    09/04/2014 10:58:15 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 3 replies
    AP ^ | Sept. 4 , 2014 | BASSEM MROUE and ZEINA KARAM
    QAA, Lebanon (AP) — Every day around sunset, dozens of residents of this small Lebanese Christian village on the border carry their automatic rifles and deploy on surrounding hills, taking up positions and laying ambushes in case Muslim extremists from neighboring Syria attack.
  • Derek Grant jailed for killing son's mugger in Greenock

    09/02/2014 6:57:29 AM PDT · by dennisw · 40 replies
    bbc. ^ | 1 September 2014 Last updated at 07:35 ET
    A man who admitted killing a knife-wielding robber who took his son's iPhone has been jailed for six years. Derek Grant, 38, confronted Patrick Bradley after the 29-year-old had held up his son Jordan in Greenock on 30 August last year. During the confrontation, Bradley stabbed Grant in the eye, after which Grant then fatally stabbed him. Grant was originally charged with murder but pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of culpable homicide. At the High Court in Livingston judge Lord Boyd noted that Bradley "was a man of violence" and had "10 convictions for assault" prior to his death....
  • Human Rights Watchdog Demands End to America’s Racial Discrimination (United Nations)

    08/31/2014 2:06:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | August 31, 2014 | Rmuse
    It is beyond refute that the United States is a world leader, and exceptional, in several categories, although not in those that portray the richest nation in the world in a favorable light. Oh, it is true that America’s military is without peer, American corporations pay some of the lowest tax rates in the world, and the wealthy elite holding most of the nation’s wealth pay minimal taxes compared to most other countries. However, the United States also leads the world in the number of citizens incarcerated, number of guns in the population, number of gun-related homicides, lowest median income...
  • The outrage driving the Ferguson debate ignores these three key facts

    08/27/2014 1:26:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Everything ^ | August 27, 2014 | Joel F. Shults
    <p>These truths will reshape how you think about the Michael Brown shooting.</p> <p>I admit that in a cropped photo it’s hard to distinguish the Gaza Strip from Ferguson, Mo. But the violence that occurred in the St. Louis suburb this month following the shooting of a black teenager by a white police officer isn’t the authoritarian injustice that it has been portrayed to be. It may be hard to hear, but we live quite safely in the United States thanks in large part to our law enforcement system. We experience civil unrest and cruel conflict vicariously, not personally. And our exposure to deadly violence largely comes from the news and entertainment world.</p>
  • Lesson from Ferguson: When chaos comes, don't wait on cops

    08/25/2014 6:30:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 8/24/2014 | Leo Hohmann
    One of the lessons from Ferguson, Missouri, ignored by the 24/7 media frenzy, was that store owners who stood and defended their shops with guns did not get looted or vandalized. At County Guns and the adjacent St. Louis Ink Tattoo Studio, peace and calm reigned. Adam Weinstein, owner of County Guns, shares a storefront with his business partner on Florissant Avenue less than 10 minutes from where rioters started looting and burning businesses after a peaceful prayer vigil Sunday night, Aug. 10. The protest of slain teenager Michael Brown had suddenly turned violent.
  • Family friend tells WaPo: Yes, Darren Wilson did suffer an eye socket fracture

    08/22/2014 7:26:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 22, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Jim Hoft and Fox News say he did, CNN says he didn’t, and now here’s WaPo saying yep, he did. Your move, New York Times. The signs of easing tensions came as a family friend of the officer who fatally shot Brown came forward to offer a version of the incident with new details, saying that the officer suffered a fracture to his eye socket in a scuffle with the unarmed teenager before opening fire. Hospital X-rays of the injury have been taken and will be shared with a grand jury that is weighing evidence to determine whether Officer Darren...
  • Self-Defense is a Religious Obligation

    08/22/2014 3:56:34 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 22, 2014 | Rabbi Aryeh Spero
    “Children are being beheaded, mothers are being raped and killed, and fathers are being hung and crucified. Entire Christian and non-Muslim communities are being decimated by the radical Muslim group, ISIS.” These are the words from reporters out of Iraq. What is our obligation to those under fire from Islamic terrorists? Prayer is good, but not enough. Words of support are welcome, but not enough. What can one do when terrorists are not moved by our prayers or words of support for the hunted? Our religious obligation is to fight. We fight because self-defense is a mandate from the Bible...
  • The Racist Requirement For Self-Defense

    08/21/2014 9:56:31 AM PDT · by xuberalles · 16 replies
    Self | 8/21/14 | Me
    Dear Race Hustlers, Media Activists, and Gainfully Unemployed Anarchists... If Trayvon Martin or Mike Brown never attacked George Zimmerman or Darren Wilson they would be alive today. End of story, good night, Good Morning America! That’s the real tragedy. Why is this concept so difficult to understand? If a black cop shot a white man charging him with the intent to do bodily harm, no one in the black community, the White House or the leftist media would have a problem with it. So why do you now? Excuse my English but that’s called racism where I come from. Self-defense...
  • Carrying A Defensive Handgun In Urban Environments

    08/20/2014 9:44:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    shootingillustrated.com ^ | 8/18/2014 | Rick Ector
    A violent crime can occur anywhere at any given moment. However, it should not be a surprise to anyone that violent crime occurs more often in urban environments than in suburban or rural communities. A person venturing into a well-populated city for business or recreation would be well advised to conduct some pre-trip planning to ensure a safe stay. Accordingly, persons who are concerned about big city crime may wish to legally carry their firearms for personal protection during their visit. Appropriate arrangements should be made to ensure a hassle-free and safe experience.
  • Ferguson: When Stupid and Evil Reign, It's Good to Own a Gun

    08/17/2014 7:13:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/16/2014 | John Nolte
    Incompetence and evil sometimes prevail. Even in America. We can’t control stupid and evil. We can buy firearms and learn how to safely use them in order to protect ourselves, our property, and our families. Stupid and evil will tear apart a society whenever given the chance. You have an obligation to prepare yourself.
  • 911 tells 80-year-old woman to put gun down during home invasion

    08/07/2014 7:29:52 AM PDT · by Innovative · 62 replies
    EAG News ^ | Aug 7, 2014 | Michael Dorstewitz
    HOLMES BEACH, Fla. – An 80-year-old Florida woman grabbed her gun and called 911 during a home invasion. While the burglars were breaking a window to her residence, the police dispatcher told her to “put the gun down.” Huh? Logan was all alone — her husband was playing bridge at a friend’s house. That’s when she took matters into her own hands. She grabbed her gun and dialed the police emergency number as she headed downstairs. “When I called 911 she kept saying put the gun down, put the gun down, and I said I’ll put the gun down when...
  • DC Defines Pepper Spray as a Firearm

    08/04/2014 7:17:24 AM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 38 replies
    Townhall ^ | Aug 04, 2014 | Crystal Wright
    Just when I thought the District of Columbia government couldn’t stoop to new lows of incompetence and non-sensical behavior, it does. Apparently, self-defense spray is defined as a firearm in DC and must be registered by its owner with the Metropolitan Police Department. I kid you not! You heard me correctly. The DC Police wants to make it even more difficult for people, especially women, in a town where it’s tortuous to purchase a gun to use in self-defense. Recently, US District Judge Frederick J. Schulling Jr. ruled DC’s ban on people carrying guns in public was unconstitutional. Yet, DC...