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  • CA: How many unsolved Homicides are Self Defense?

    05/20/2015 4:27:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Benjamin Jasper Carter In a previous essay, I mentioned that we do not know what proportion of unsolved homicides are justified homicides.  The reason is that most homicides are violent criminals killing other violent criminals, and that because a person is a criminal, they are reluctant to report a self defense shooting to police.  From the previous essay: In the United States, about 37.5% of the homicides are unsolved.   In Chicago in 2013, the number was 75% unsolved.   Most homicides involve criminals killing other criminals.  How many of those would be justifiable if solved is unknowable; but clearly some...
  • 2nd Amendment advocates push to repeal switchblade, other knife laws

    05/11/2015 11:06:53 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 29 replies
    Foxnews ^ | // | Kelley Beaucar Vlahos
    Once overshadowed by the hot-button gun rights debate, laws restricting knife sales and possession are the new "second front" in the battle to preserve Second Amendment rights. The issue has gained more attention in recent years -- most recently in Baltimore, where obscure knife laws have surfaced at the center of the Freddie Gray death case. Well before that case, though, the nonprofit advocacy group Knife Rights has been steadily working in state capitals across the country to roll back or repeal longstanding knife bans and restrictions.
  • What I Learned After I Killed a Criminal

    05/09/2015 7:42:03 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | May 7, 2015 | By DAVID A. KLINGER
    It’s been nearly three-and-a-half decades since I killed Edward Randolph, but when I fix my mind on those desperate seconds from the time he thrust the butcher’s knife he clasped with both his hands into my partner Dennis Azevedo’s chest and the moment I shot him flush in his own, it can seem like yesterday. After being stabbed in the chest and fending off several other attempts to murder him, Dennis fell flat on his back and Randolph leapt on top of him, trying to force the knife he held with both hands into Dennis’s throat. My first reaction when...
  • An Enemy Foreign And Domestic

    05/08/2015 9:54:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    beaingarms.com ^ | 5/7/2015 | Bob Owens
    While we are all justifiably proud of the Garland traffic officer who brought a Glock 21 to a fight against terrorists wearing body armor and carrying carbines and decisively won, let’s not kid ourselves. The assault in Garland was only a failure because the terrorists were dim-witted amateurs who didn’t realize that the school-owned target they drove more than a thousand miles to attack was well-protected with multi-layer defenses. If the same two amateur jihadis had attacked an average school, mall, concert, or church with the same firearms and “fools rush in” game plan, they might have succeeded in creating...
  • How to protect yourself, your family in the event of a home invasion

    05/05/2015 8:08:33 AM PDT · by OK Sun · 81 replies
    KPRC, Click 2 Houston ^ | May 04 2015 10:15:00 PM CDT | Bill Spencer
    HOUSTON - It's the middle of the night and your house is being invaded by armed men with guns who plan to take you hostage and take what they want. What are you going to do now? What you decide to do in the next 15 minutes could save your life and the lives of your loved ones, or end in tragedy and death. A special team of security experts with decades of experience -- Jim Napolitano, a former U.S. Secret Service agent, and Col. Bernie McCabe, former member of United States Special Operations -- is going to teach you...
  • Judge again declares mistrial in Rite Aid shooting

    02/14/2015 5:52:48 AM PST · by csvset · 5 replies
    Virginian-Pilot ^ | February 14, 2015 | Gary A. Harki
    NORFOLK For the second time, a jury was unable to decide whether Bernell Benn was justified in killing Ramon Colorado in a Norfolk drugstore in 2012. Chief Circuit Judge Karen Burrell declared a mistrial Friday after jurors said they were deadlocked. Benn faced charges of voluntary manslaughter and illegally discharging a firearm in an occupied building. The Norfolk Commonwealth's Attorney's Office is evaluating its options, spokeswoman Amanda Howie said. A trial in February 2013 also ended with a hung jury. This week, a new set of jurors listened to testimony, watched video of the shooting and was unable to reach...
  • Two Florida Burglars Broke Into The Wrong Woman’s Home

    04/02/2015 7:07:36 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 26 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | Apr 1, 2015 | B. Christopher Agee
    Two Florida Burglars Broke Into The Wrong Woman’s Home Her previous job taught her how to deal with such threats. B. Christopher Agee — April 1, 2015 Volusia County Sheriff's Office According to authorities in Volusia County, Fla., two suspects were promptly arrested from the scene of a reported burglary after the homeowner gave one of them a beating he likely won’t soon forget. WKMG reported that Margaret Gulla was at home when a man and woman approached her house. The two suspects, 35-year-old Tobias Cobb and 38-year-old Kimberly Jarrell, apparently had an organized approach to residential burglary. Police indicate...
  • More African-Americans Support Carrying Legal Guns For Self-Defense

    04/02/2015 5:04:42 AM PDT · by Theoria · 17 replies
    NPR ^ | 02 April 2015 | Martin Kaste
    When James Craig was a young man in the 1970s, he says law-abiding people wouldn't dream of carrying guns. But then he left town to pursue a career in policing. In the years he was gone, Michigan liberalized its gun laws, making it easier for people to get concealed-carry permits. When he came back to become Detroit's police chief in 2013, he found a whole new reality. "You would have thought, given the dynamic of people who carry weapons, that we were maybe in Texas," he says. "But in fact, we were in Detroit, Michigan!" Police chiefs usually don't like...
  • FL: Shooter Found not guilty after 4 years in Jail; Driver serving 30 year Sentence

    03/28/2015 7:08:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In a bizarre domestic case in Florida, a jury has found the man who shot and killed his former girlfriend's boyfriend and severely wounded her, not guilty.  The father of the girlfriend's four children drove the shooter to and from the shooting, and had been the employee of the shooter.   The driver was also a convicted felon.  The shooting occurred in 2009.  The driver was convicted in 2010 and is serving a 30 year sentence for being an accessory to murder, after the fact.  From tbo.com: A jury last month found Eric William "Scooter" Bazemore guilty of the...
  • WV Gov. Tomblin Vetoes Gun Bill, Citing Public Safety Concerns

    03/20/2015 11:46:33 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 22 replies
    TheNewsCenter ^ | 30/20/2015 | AP
    Citing public safety concerns, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has vetoed a bill to eliminate requirements for people carrying concealed handguns to have permits. The National Rifle Association-backed Democrat said Friday's veto responds to an outcry by law enforcement against the bill.
  • Surviving a Knife Attack

    03/19/2015 9:58:24 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 24 replies
    wshootingjournal ^ | 3/19/2015
    Knife attacks from the front can be scary, many knife attacks are psychologically personal. Ryan Hoover of Fit-to-Fit Krav Maga goes over some simple principles and tactics to defend against a frontal knife attack. First Method Re-Direct/Stun Create a better angleRedirectAttack the aggressor, not the weapon Basically, Ryan’s example is with a swift slap to the aggressor knife hand and instantly running diagonally to his left at a 45 degree angle. Ryan also shows upon removing or getting off line of the knife, he delivers a quick kick to the groin and runs off. Control The second method is based...
  • Karambit Knife Technique: Hook & Destroy

    03/17/2015 6:32:30 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 28 replies
    wshootingjournal ^ | 3/17/2015
    The Karambit knife is becoming more popular in the U.S. thanks to Doug Marcaida as one of the pioneers to spearhead the knife through training law enforcement with various government and local agencies. In this segment Doug demonstrates the use of the Karambit to control by using the hooking motion to trap and counter with a strike or maintain control. In the Filipino Martial Arts style of training once a technique is learned, it is then applied to a flow drill such as the hubbad. This drill is used at the close quarter range. This segment Doug highlights the function...
  • Canadian Prime Minister, “Guns Important To Safety, And Slow Police Response”

    03/17/2015 10:13:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    gunsnfreedom.com ^ | 3/15/2015 | Tim
    When asked about new firearms legislation at an event in Saskatoon, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said there are too many restrictions on gun ownership, which he added is important for the livelihoods of rural people, recreation and personal safety according to CTV. “My wife’s from a rural area and obviously gun ownership wasn’t just for the farm, but was for a certain level of security when you’re a ways away from immediate police assistance,” he said during a question-and-answer session with the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities.
  • Kenosha officer who shot and killed an armed man had just returned to duty after shooting another.

    03/17/2015 7:44:10 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 32 replies
    NBC15 ^ | Mar 17, 2015
    <p>UPDATED: Tuesday, March 17, 2015---9:05 a.m. KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) -- Police say the Kenosha officer who shot and killed an armed man had just returned to duty after shooting another man about two weeks ago.</p> <p>Authorities have identified the 26-year-old fatally shot on Saturday as Aaron Siler, of Kenosha. Police say he had armed himself with a weapon before he was shot by Officer Pablo Torres. Siler was wanted on a felony warrant and led police on a vehicle chase and a foot pursuit before he was shot.</p>
  • The Mini Thunder Hammer - Impact Weapon

    03/16/2015 1:22:16 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 35 replies
    wshootingjournal ^ | 3/16/2015
    There are many different types of impact weapons considered non-lethal used for self defense like kubotan, keychain, yawara stick, and mini Asp baton to name a few. Not too many people have heard of or think to carry a mini size hammer, otherwise known as the mini thunder hammer. With the added weight and design the mini thunder can be used to generate devastating impact. Doug Marcaida a Filipino Martial Arts Expert consultant for various Government agencies on “Weapons of Opportunity”. In this segment Doug demonstrate techniques and strikes with the mini thunder. What’s unique is that this demonstration isn’t...
  • The Karambit Knife - Techniques

    03/13/2015 6:46:43 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 18 replies
    wshootingjournal ^ | 3/13/2015
    The karambit is a small Southeast Asian hand-held, curved knife resembling a claw. The origin is believed to have originated among the Minangkabau people of West Sumatra where, according to folklore, it was inspired by the claws of big cats. As with most weapons of the region, it was originally an agricultural implement designed to rake roots, gather threshing and plant rice. Watch Filipino Martial Arts instructor Doug Marcaida a military contractor in edge impact weapons systems demonstrate some techniques using the karambit here.
  • Close Quarters Shooting

    02/28/2015 5:03:52 PM PST · by w1n1 · 17 replies
    wsj ^ | 2/28/2015 | wsj staff
    There is a close quarter shooting technique that is taught with a pistol among Law Enforcement and popular Gun/Tactics school nationwide. In this article a couple of different experts demonstrates their method conveying the difference in training on the range versus training with a live person that reacts in a lively manner. In other words, someone that resists when you're trying to go for your pistol. The main objective is to draw your pistol, but in real life at that close range you have to deal with the aggressor thats bent on hurting you. Here are a couple of views...
  • Free Syrian Army Filmmaker Says Rebels ‘Laughing’ at U.S. Plan, ‘Don’t Take This Seriously’

    09/24/2014 5:26:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The National Review's The Corner ^ | September 23, 2014 | Brendan Bordelon
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)A documentary filmmaker who spent time with the Free Syrian Army said that moderate rebels are “laughing” at President Obama’s plan to arm them against the Islamic State, claiming they simply “don’t take this seriously.” Matthew VanDyke, an American filmmaker and a friend of executed journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, spoke with Fox News’s Shepard Smith about the White House’s plan to arm and train thousands of rebels affiliated with the Free Syrian Army, a more moderate rebel group that’s friendly with the West, in order to encourage them to fight the Islamic State. VanDyke warned that removing the...
  • Journalist from Baltimore is missing in Libya

    04/04/2011 5:44:21 PM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 14 replies
    The Balitmore Sun ^ | April 3, 2011 | Peter Hermann
    Matthew VanDyke didn't go into Libya to be in the middle of a war. The 31-year-old freelance journalist from Baltimore thought Moammar Gadhafi would be ousted from power by the time he arrived in early March. He would report on the changes sweeping the country and help friends he had met on previous visits build a new country. But VanDyke hasn't been heard from since mid-March, when he called his mother and girlfriend on a cellphone with a scratchy connection while on a truck headed from the rebel stronghold of Benghazi to the town of Brega. (snip) The journalist decided...
  • Onward Christian soldiers: US filmmaker, self-styled revolutionary trains faithful to fight ISIS

    02/27/2015 11:53:34 PM PST · by elhombrelibre · 4 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 27 Feb 15 | Hollie McKay
    Just 12 miles north of the ISIS-controlled city of Mosul, an American filmmaker and self-styled revolutionary is running a boot camp for Christians willing and able to fight for their lives and faith against the murderous Islamic terror organization. Matthew VanDyke, an award-winning documentary filmmaker who escaped a Libyan prison after going there to help overthrow Col. Muammar Qaddafi in 2011, is helping to train hundreds of long-persecuted Assyrian Christians in everything from firearms to close quarters combat. VanDyke, who founded the security contracting firm company Sons of Liberty (SOLI), is working with an unnamed U.S. military veteran to get...
  • Onward Christian Soldiers: Self-Styled Revolutionary Trains Faithful To Fight ISIS (Crusaders?)

    02/27/2015 5:04:51 PM PST · by blam · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2-27-2015 | Hollie McKay
    Hollie McKay February 27, 2015 Just 12 miles north of the ISIS-controlled city of Mosul, an American filmmaker and self-styled revolutionary is running a boot camp for Christians willing and able to fight for their lives and faith against the murderous Islamic terror organization. Matthew VanDyke, an award-winning documentary filmmaker who escaped a Libyan prison after going there to help overthrow Col. Muammar Qaddafi in 2011, is helping to train hundreds of long-persecuted Assyrian Christians in everything from firearms to close quarters combat. VanDyke, who founded the security contracting firm company Sons of Liberty (SOLI), is working with an unnamed...
  • Army of Assyrian Christians Aims to Fight Islamic State

    02/28/2015 6:11:37 AM PST · by xzins · 21 replies
    Christian Headlines ^ | February 25, 2015 | Therese Apel
    Assyrian Christians in the Nineveh Plain, with the help of a group of Americans, are building a fighting machine to stand toe-to-toe with the Islamic State group to preserve their homeland, their history and their heritage. The Nineveh Plain Protection Unit, or NPU, is a battalion of 350 to 500 men trained by Sons of Liberty International, an American-led nonprofit group aimed at “stepping in where governments in the international community have failed.” SOLI founder Matthew VanDyke of New York, a filmmaker who became a freedom fighter in the Libyan civil war and spent six months as a prisoner of...
  • Worse Ever Tactical Shooting

    02/25/2015 11:16:25 AM PST · by w1n1 · 34 replies
    wsj ^ | 2/25/2015 | J Hines
    This is your Hump day video on "Worse Ever Tactical Shooting". If you're into sound tactical shooting with your pistol, by all means keep learning at wherever your'e at. Watch this video to know "what not to do", it is for "Entertainment Only". With further adieu see this bizarre video on bad tactical shooting here, enjoy.
  • Trayvon Martin Shooting: George Zimmerman Wins Again, DOJ Drops Investigation

    02/25/2015 6:55:53 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | February 24, 2015 | Justin Streight
    On Tuesday, the Department of Justice announced it would not file civil rights charges against George Zimmerman for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Martin’s family described the decision as a “disappointment.” The federal government will now close the investigation for good. According to USA Today, the federal investigation did not find sufficient evidence in the Trayvon Martin case to meet the high standards for a civil rights violation. The announcement will close the federal investigation, but Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement that it should not end the dialogue and scrutiny over race relations in America. “The...
  • 25-year-old robber shot and killed by pharmacist

    02/24/2015 8:20:07 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb. 21, 2015 - 0:34 | Fox News
    Police say no charges will be brought against pharmacist [Video]
  • Widow shoots, kills intruder a week after getting a gun for self-defense

    02/23/2015 5:03:41 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 12 replies
    guns.com ^ | 2-23-15 | Jennifer Cruz
    One man is dead after he broke into two homes in Columbus, Ohio, early Thursday morning. Just before 5 a.m., the suspect, who was later identified as 28-year-old Christopher Lee Willis, broke into a home before being chased away by the homeowner. In an effort to escape, Willis broke a second-story window and jumped from the roof. Willis then ran across the street to the home of Sharon Jessee, where he broke another window and attempted to get inside. Jessee, who was asleep on the couch and was awakened by sound of glass shattering, grabbed a gun and fired several...
  • Myth: You Must Be Highly Trained for Successful Handgun use

    02/23/2015 4:38:31 AM PST · by marktwain · 39 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Gun people love training.  They revel in expertise.  They gush over the incredible feats that expert gun users, from Annie Oakley to Jerry Miculek, can accomplish.  Do not mistake me.  I approve of training.  Training is good.  I have trained a lot of hours... and days... and years... and decades.  I have trained military, police, and civilians.  But large numbers of people use handguns very successfully with little or no training. A case in point occurred recently in Ohio.  From 10tv.com: “She was armed and apparently fired multiple shots at him,” said Sgt. Dave Sicilia. The woman’s son says...
  • OK: Almost half of Tulsa Shootings have been Self Defense this Year

    02/22/2015 4:54:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In what is probably a statistical quirk, five of eleven homicides in 2015 have been self defense shootings.  Calling them 'victims' seems a little odd when the people shot were the aggressors.  From tulsaworld.com: Of the 11 homicide victims so far this year, five have been killed by civilians or security guards in shootings Tulsa police have deemed self-defense. For comparison’s sake, only eight such homicides occurred in all of 2014, and six of those involved Tulsa police officers. Tulsa police have not been involved in a shooting yet this year.  “It’s been an odd year,” Walker said. “I’m...
  • Morons Will be Morons

    02/21/2015 8:25:37 AM PST · by rktman · 23 replies
    zelmanpartisans.com ^ | 2/19/2015 | unknown
    I’m beginning to think the residents of New York deserve every bit of stupid heaped on them by their drooling nimrod politicians. After all, they do keep electing these monkeys into office! The latest bit of stupid comes from New York state senator Tony Avella, who has decided that New York needs to ban machetes. No, I’m not kidding. Get a load at this tool.
  • WV: Pharmacist Shooting Illustrates Support for Armed Self Defense

    02/21/2015 3:31:44 AM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In West Virginia, a pharmacist used a .45 to stop an attempted robbery.  There is little doubt about what happened.   The case is noteworthy for a number of reasons.  From wvmetronews.com: PINCH, W.Va. – Investigators with the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department say a pharmacist who shot a man who later died will not be charged with a crime. Detectives said surveillance video at Good’s Family Pharmacy in Pinch shows the masked man pulled out a gun after he entered the pharmacy at about 9:45 Wednesday morning and pointed it at workers. The pharmacist, who has a legal conceal carry permit,...
  • TX: Shooter with .17 Cal Rifle found not Guily in Murder Trial

    02/14/2015 2:41:57 PM PST · by marktwain · 36 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In this murder trial in Big Spring Texas, Sean Thomas Smith was found not guilty on Thursday, 12 February, 2015.   The shooting occurred on October 14th of 2013, involved an altercation where Smith shot 26-year-old Carlos Guerrero once in the chest with a .17 caliber rifle.  The shooting is said to have occurred in Guerrero's yard.  Smith then left the scene and was later stopped by police.  The rifle was in the vehicle. Smith plead not guilty, by reason of self defense.  Details of the events that lead up to the shooting have been hard to come by.  From ...
  • How many Justified Homicides occur each Year?

    02/14/2015 12:34:23 PM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    There is no national tally of justified homicides in the United States.  No one collects official statistics on justified homicides, collates them, tracks them and publishes the numbers. Hold on, you might say.  What about the FBI and the Uniform Crime Reports (UCR)?   The FBI first started publishing some numbers on justified homicides in 1991, though they collected data before that.   But the numbers are a mere fraction of all justified homicides.  First, UCR reports are voluntary; second, the FBI definition of a justified homicide is not based on rulings by a coroner, prosecutor, judge, jury, or court. ...
  • Man Fights Off Three Would-Be Robbers by Ignoring Sonic’s Gun-Free Request

    02/11/2015 9:13:05 AM PST · by rktman · 49 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/11/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On February 8, a customer who ignored Sonic’s request that “customers refrain from bringing guns to the restaurant” was able to pull his gun and shoot one of three alleged armed robbers, killing him and stopping the would-be robbery. Breitbart News previously reported that on May 30, 2014, Sonic asked law-abiding citizens to come to the restaurant unarmed. We also reported that a Sonic in Topeka, Kansas, was robbed the very day that customers were asked to come and eat while defenseless.
  • POLL: At what point do you feel it's necessary to use deadly force to protect your family at home?

    02/09/2015 10:39:25 PM PST · by gunsequalfreedom · 39 replies
    NewChannel 2 poll ^ | February 9, 2015 | NewsChannel2
    1. At what point do you feel it's necessary to use deadly force to protect your family at home? If an intruder is inside my house If someone is on my property trying to break in Only if I feel physically threatened Never
  • KS: Dog let loose, Kills Chickens, is Shot

    02/08/2015 4:49:27 AM PST · by marktwain · 78 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In Kansas, a dog owner deliberately let his dogs run loose and unsupervised.  At least one of the two dogs, a 90 lb, 10 month old Presa Canario, attacked a neighbor's chickens, killing some.   The neighbor called animal control, then grabbed a shotgun and went to defend his livestock.   The Presa Canario charged at him, and he shot and killed the marauding animal.   Shawnee County Sheriff press release: Upon arrival the Animal Control Officer learned that a Presa Canario breed dog attacked and killed fowl livestock and charged at the fowl livestock owner when he attempted to stop the...
  • Business owner who fatally shot would-be robber won't face charges(WILMINGTON,NC)

    02/05/2015 11:18:26 AM PST · by csvset · 11 replies
    Star News ^ | February 4, 2015 | Cammie Bellamy
    WILMINGTON | As police investigate a spate of recent homicides in Wilmington, the shooter in one incident may not face charges. Saturday evening, the owner of a video poker business at 420 Raleigh St. was walking to his car when men with guns walked toward him, according to police. Bullets were exchanged and one of the alleged robbers, 38-year-old Frankie Stukes of Wilmington, was hit. Police found his body alongside the building about 10 p.m. Wilmington Police Department Detective Kevin Tully said Wednesday the robbery victim ran back inside his business – Bourbon Street Amusement – for safety. Tully said...
  • GA: Moving after this Shooting made sense

    02/03/2015 12:07:43 PM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A legally armed man stopped a string of robberies related to online ads in Georgia, by shooting and killing the robber.   It appears that at least four other robberies were committed before the robber was shot.   The old adage, if it looks to good to be true, it probably is, applies.  In a twist, the robber offered high prices for the goods, then robbed the victims of the goods at gunpoint.  It is more common for robbers who set people up online to pretend to be sellers, who then steal the cash.  Cash is much more desirable than property,...
  • LA: Musician Beaten after Self Defense shooting; Beware Accomplices

    02/01/2015 1:22:38 PM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 February | Dean Weingarten
    Billy Gregory is a successful musician and vocalist in New Orleans.  The NOPD is saying that early Friday morning, about 1:15 a.m., the 30th of January, the musician shot a man outside of a night club:  From wgno.com: The NOPD is backing a musician`s claim that he shot a man outside a Marigny nightclub in self-defense. It appears that a 'gutter punk' accosted Gregory.  He drew a legally carried pistol and fired one shot to the chest of one of the 'gutter punks', Nicholas Temper, 23 years of age.  Temper collapsed in a nearby bar after 911 was called.  ...
  • Does Marin Prosecutor Beberian have an Unhealthy Obsession with Guns?

    01/30/2015 10:20:23 AM PST · by marktwain · 27 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    More evidence has surfaced that California's Marin County Prosecutor, Ed Berberian, has a bias, perhaps even an obsession, against gun owners and self defense.  Six months ago Dr. James Simon defended himself and his wife of 38 years from an aggressive driver who followed him to his home, drove his Mercedes part way into the Simon's garage to prevent the door from closing, and persisted in invading the home after two warning shots were fired.   Doctor Simon shot the man and called the police. Berberian prosecuted anyway.  He has a history of aggressively prosecuting self defense cases, especially those...
  • Senior With Cancer-Stricken Wife Shoots And Kills Armed Home Invader In Michigan

    01/30/2015 5:05:51 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 47 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | January 29, 2015 | Bob Owens
    I can’t imagine the terror that must have been running through the mind of the 74-year-old Southgate, Michigan homeowner just before 5:00 AM this morning as a home invader broke in. The homeowner armed himself and stepped outside the bedroom to protect his cancer-stricken wife as she called 911. The homeowner ran into the armed home invader. According to investigators, the home invader raised his weapon, and the homeowner was forced to fire to save his life.
  • 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...