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  • AZ: Woman Openly Carrying Glock Threatened by Armed Felon; She Kills Him

    08/25/2016 5:32:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 61 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A woman openly carrying a Glock was threatened by an armed felon in the early morning hours of 1 August, 2016.  She was leaving the gas station with a drink in her hand and the Glock on her hip.  Her daughter would be turning three in about a week. From abc15.com: Miracle said she was leaving the Circle K near 59th Avenue and Camelback Road with her family early Monday morning when the suspect, Frank Taylor , tried to bum a cigarette. She told him that she didn’t have one, and then seconds later, Miracle said, she could feel...
  • Car Jacking - Where are you packing your heat?

    08/24/2016 9:19:07 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 68 replies
    American Shooting Journal ^ | 8/24/2016 | J Hines
    On the hip, in a case, or on the seat next to the driver, where are you packing for easy access? Car jacking happens almost everywhere and one of the question that comes up is where are you packing your firearm for easy access. Here’s some noise taking place on 1911 Forum on the subject. boatdoc: many of my friends are appendix carrying for access while driving seems to me that an extra gun could be placed in an ankle holster( a revolver maybe?) for your protection. A purse or briefcase might give the perps a gun they did not...
  • AK: Hiker Stops Charging Brown Bear at 6 Feet with 10mm Pistol

    08/18/2016 5:05:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 89 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The 10mm is becoming increasingly popular as a wilderness defense gun in Alaska.  Fully loaded it is as light, and a bit more powerful than a loaded, small frame .357 magnum. The Glock 20 holds 15 rounds versus five or six for a .44 or .41 magnum revolver.  In this case near Homer, Alaska, on the Kenai peninsula, it did the job in stopping a charging brown bear sow. It happened on 29 July, 2016, a Monday afternoon about 4 p.m.  From homernews.com: A Homer man shot and killed a charging sow brown bear at Humpy Creek last Friday....
  • Response Time “Zero”: Gun-Free Zones vs. Concealed Weapons

    08/14/2016 8:31:19 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 8/14/16 | Gary O. Perkins
    Current laws should be changed to allow concealed carry (CCW) permit holders to be armed in gun-free zones (GFZ). Two scenarios to consider: First, you have a CCW license and are out for a normal day. You find yourself in a GFZ. Therefore, you don’t have your gun as current law prohibits it. A shooting breaks out. Without your gun, what do you do? Do you flee or hide? Being unarmed, your options are limited. The outcome for you and fellow citizens may be completely out of your control. Although law enforcement in our nation is outstanding and officers are...
  • Self-Defense in School: Public School Totalitarians Protect Bullies, Punish Victims

    08/10/2016 9:26:28 AM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 30 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | August 8, 2016
    In every public school environment, there are bullies. Some of them harass and annoy others verbally or through the internet, while others violently assault their victims. The epidemic of school bullying is as a result of a morally neutral, evolution-based school curriculum -- as well as school policies that effectively prohibit self defense in school. These policies are most likely unconstitutional, but there have been no major legal opinions issued as of today (August 8, 2016.) However, a Texas high school student has sued his school district for suspending him for defending himself against violent bullies, and the case is...
  • KY: Off Body Carry,Second Strike Self Defense with Tomcat?

    08/04/2016 8:00:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On January 26th, 2016, at about 6 p.m., a woman was attacked in a parking garage in Louisville, Kentucky.  The man who attacked her had a knife, and demanded "everything you have".  He turned out to be an addict.  The attack occurred as the woman was seated in the driver's seat of her car.  She had placed her purse on the passenger seat.  Unknown to the assailant, she had a Beretta Tomcat in her purse.   From wlky.com:   "And I thought he was going to kill me because he was pushing the knife toward me and before I could...
  • Prague Needs to Expand Weapon Accessibility for Citizens Amid Terrorist Threat(Czech)

    08/02/2016 8:01:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    sputniknews.com ^ | 7/31/2016 | unknown
    PRAGUE (Sputnik) — The president added that those in possession of guns would have to get used to protecting themselves instead of keeping weapons at home. "Earlier I spoke against possession of large amounts of weapon [by the citizens]. After those [terrorist] attacks, I do not think so any more," Zeman said in an interview with the Czech Blesk newspaper. Europe has been pushed to urgently and extensively boost its safety and security measures over the past months amid a wave of deadly attacks that has occurred in Europe, including a truck running over a crowd in France's Nice and...
  • Let’s Roll: Why Standing Up to a Terrorist Is Your Best Self-Defense

    08/01/2016 8:38:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 28, 2016 | Glen Butler
    After the carnage like we’ve witnessed in American cities such as San Bernardino and Orlando, and more recently in Europe, the national conversation tends to shift temporarily back toward gun control legislation and how to best protect ourselves in the homeland from future terrorist attacks. Sadly, however, what is always absent from these post-tragedy conversations is any mention of one change with enormous potential to save lives—one which would not require controversial legislation, millions of dollars, nor procurement of expensive advanced technologies. This change includes an overdue re-examination of how unarmed civilians should respond during these events, including how federal,...
  • A pacifist husband and non-lethal self-defense

    07/31/2016 7:13:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies
    backwoodshome.com ^ | 7/29/2016 | Claire Wolfe
    An excellent off-topic discussion started in this morning’s “Nevermind” post. It deserves more prominence than it’ll get in comments, so I’m moving it forward here. LBS wrote: DH is a pacifist and against all violent methods of self-defense – especially guns. He says I can defend myself, as long as the method couldn’t possibly kill the attacker (yeah, I know what you’re thinking). Do any of you have any ideas what a short, sixtyish, fat cancer survivor could have handy to better the odds? (BTW, murder or divorce are not options. I really love the guy. He’s mostly a great...
  • Catholic Priest: Christians Have A Moral Duty To Defeat Terror

    07/28/2016 12:49:21 PM PDT · by milford421 · 28 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 7/28/16 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    "A Catholic priest has called for Christians to take a stand against Islamic terror, arguing that pacifism in the face of mortal danger is immoral and un-Christian." "But writing for LifeZette.com, Father George Rutler, the pastor of St. Michael’s church in Hell’s Kitchen, New York City, argues that not only is such pacifism immoral, it is the Christian duty to protect both oneself and other innocents from violent aggressors." "Referring to Jesus’s exhortation, found in Matthew 5:39 – “But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the...
  • Recent terrorist attacks have been low-tech, and that’s a problem

    07/27/2016 3:35:13 PM PDT · by ExSoldier · 17 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | July 27th 2016 | Matthew Schofield
    ....."Ahmadzai’s attack involved no expensive weapons, no explosives, no training and not likely much contact with or advice from the Islamic State...." ...."It’s instructive to look at the knife. It’s a common kitchen knife, with a cheap plastic handle and a blade that’s not quite as long as Ahmadzai’s fist is wide. It’s the sort of knife that can be found in millions of kitchens worldwide, and a cheap version, at that."
  • Gunman gets shot by Pokemon Go

    07/25/2016 5:14:55 PM PDT · by Innovative · 19 replies
    News Advance ^ | July 25, 2016 | AP
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A gunman and his underage driver tried to rob a group of people playing the popular Pokemon Go game, triggering a shootout after one of the players pulled out his own weapon at a Las Vegas park that has become a hot spot for virtual creature hunting. The incident early Monday marked the latest illustration of unintended consequences in everyday life due to the booming popularity of the GPS-powered "augmented reality" game.
  • MA: Drunken Teens Attempt Break in. 1 Shot, Homeowner Charged

    07/24/2016 4:06:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 38 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Massachusetts has a very weak "castle doctrine" law.  It provides for a defense that can be hard to prove.  It may provide little protection for the homeowner in this case. Three young males, at least two of which had been drinking, approach a dwelling and pound on the door.  The door is locked. The resident "tried to communicate".  At least one continues to pound on the door.  The resident calls 911 to report an attempted break in. Someone (presumably the person pounding on the door)  breaks out some glass.  The resident, fearing a home invasion, fires through the door,...
  • 4yrs in jail, damages: Finnish man sentenced after defending against home invasion

    07/22/2016 7:46:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    rt.com ^ | 7/20/2016 | unknown
    The homeowner has been convicted of “excessive self-defense and attempted manslaughter,” Helsinki news reports. He will serve an unconditional sentence for four years and two months, which he has to spend in prison. The man also has to pay damages to his attackers, with the fine totaling €21,000 (US$23,000). The newspaper does not provide information on the severity of injuries sustained by the home-invaders, however, it is known that they survived the event.
  • 8 Helpful Tips for Defending Yourself Against Multiple Attackers

    07/16/2016 6:38:43 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 58 replies
    PJ Mrdia ^ | 14 Jul, 2016 | JEFF SANDERS
    This article is about what to do if you are unarmed, and you are confronted by multiple attackers. Before anyone writes me "Get a gun! Get a gun!," let me state very clearly that I am a conceal and carry instructor in my home state, I often carry a firearm on me, and I urge others who feel they are up to the challenge to do the same. That being said, I know that most Americans do not carry a firearm on them (or any other kind of weapon). If you don't want to carry a weapon, I'm just fine...
  • This Bizarre New NRA Ad Encourages Women To Murder Rapists & Abusers (Read Comments)

    07/15/2016 8:22:21 PM PDT · by GraceG · 73 replies
    Elite Daily ^ | Alexandra Svokos
    The NRA released a new ad this week, warning rapists and abusers that they will be shot dead by their female victims. The ad features Dana Loesch, a gun advocate, talking to the camera. She says, Dana: Here’s a message to every rapist, domestic abuser, violent criminal, thug and every other monster who preys upon women. At this point, you think the message would be, “Stop preying upon women.” But that’s not what Loesch says. Instead, she encourages the attackers to go on preying upon women. She goes on to say, Dana: Your life expectancy just got shorter, ’cause there’s...
  • [February 5, 2015] How to Develop the Situational Awareness of Jason Bourne

    07/15/2016 6:24:18 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 62 replies
    The Art of Manliness ^ | February 5, 2015 | Brett & Kate McKay
    There’s a scene at the beginning of The Bourne Identity where the film’s protagonist is sitting in a diner, trying to figure out who he is and why he has a bunch of passports and a gun stashed in a safety deposit box. Bourne also notices that he, well, notices things that other people don’t. (video) That superhuman ability to observe his surroundings and make detailed assessments about his environment? It’s not just a trait of top secret operatives; it’s a skill known as situational awareness, and you can possess it too. As the names implies, situational awareness is simply...
  • OR: Jason Rorex, Open Carrier, Stops Armed Robbery

    07/12/2016 10:12:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    An open carrier in Oregon stopped an armed robbery suspect who demanded money at knife point.  The story was covered by kezi.com, and has gone national. From kezi.com: He said he flashed his gun at the suspect who then put the knife in his pocket and walked away. "And then I was just relieved like Katie was ... that I had my pistol with me so that I knew he couldn't do anything at that point," added Rorex. He said his date then called the police. When officers arrived they arrested 29-year-old Adolfo Rodriguez of Eugene. Rodriguez is now...
  • 22 Months in Jail, Judge Rules Shooter Justified, all Charges Dropped

    07/12/2016 6:30:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Stuart Prescott, 48, of Suwannee Florida shot and killed Tyler Snellgrove, 18, also of Suwannee.  The shooting occurred on 13 September, 2014.  Deputies interviewed witnesses and obtained a warrant to search Prescott's house. Prescott was arrested and placed in Jail on the 14th or 15th of September, 2014. He was charged with 1st degree murder.  The only news at the time stated that Prescott come out onto the porch and had a confrontation with Snellgrove.  He went back inside, got a shotgun, came out and shot the younger man.  From wcjb.com: Sonja Reed says her grandson has known Prescott...
  • FReeper Gun Club Monthly (Article - The Curse of Communism and the Definition of a Peaceful Gun)

    07/01/2016 1:40:24 PM PDT · by conservativeimage.com · 7 replies
    FReeper Display of Arms and Bearers | 7/1/2016 | self - Red Fox
    Established December 2015, FReeper Display of Arms and Bearers is a monthly online protest against government mismanagement, tyranny and violence. Visit your local shooting range once a month and upload pictures and videos of your defense training here to deter predators and disarm pacifists. Organize with other FReepers to prep for SHTF. Please see participation guidelines below. The curse of communism: "A demon. A demon! We will turn you into a demon too." Communism is identity theft. It functions by stripping one of their identity and stamping out their individuality. The communist robs you of the willpower to perceive and...
  • Conservatives Will Get a Kick Out of Which Fast Food Joint Dems Called During Their Sit-In

    06/28/2016 9:15:42 AM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    Independent Journal ^ | 6/23/2016 | Conor Swanberg
    Democrats have been making a dramatic scene in the House this week by staging a “sit-in” with hopes to force a vote on further gun control laws, spurred by Omar Mateen’s attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando. But even politicians get a little hungry when they are busy sitting on the floor, so they decided to call for some delivery—and conservatives will probably get a kick out of what they ordered. TMZ caught interns bringing in a big cart of Chick-fil-A for the famished protesters.
  • Sandy Hook Lead Investigator Maj. William Podgorski Dies Suddenly

    06/24/2016 6:37:02 PM PDT · by george76 · 88 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | June 21, 2014 | Tim Brown
    Connnecticut State Police Maj. William Podgorski, one of the lead investigator in the Sandy Hook shooting investigation, died earlier this week. Podgorski, 49, died on Monday following a brief illness and surgery. The illness was undisclosed ... Sometime after surgery on Friday, Podgorski was transferred to Yale-New Haven Hospital from another hospital, Grant said. He died there Monday morning surrounded by his family. ... Podgorski was not only a part of the Sandy Hook investigation, but also was a hero in the community he served. He was awarded the Lifesaving Award from the department in 2006 after he came upon...
  • New Zealand CrimeThink on Guns for Self Defense

    06/24/2016 4:17:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 23 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    I have considered a trip to New Zealand, or to Australia.  Australia makes it very difficult to bring in hunting guns.  Not quite impossible, but you must apply for a permit to possess guns in Australia. It is fairly involved, including such things as sending them a letter from your local police chief months in advance of your trip.  New Zealand requires that you obtain a temporary firearms license, but it appears much easier to obtain, mostly done online. You are not required to pay any fees until you arrive in New Zealand, and the temporary license is good...
  • 7 WAYS TO HELP YOU SURVIVE A MASS SHOOTING IN A PUBLIC PLACE

    06/21/2016 11:31:46 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 49 replies
    BillCWEISS.com ^ | June 16, 2016 | Bill C. Weiss
    7 WAYS TO HELP YOU SURVIVE A MASS SHOOTING IN A PUBLIC PLACE June 16, 2016 wcweiss The recent mass shootings that have occurred around the world, including the tragedy at a gay night club in Orlando, Florida, brings up the issue of what you can do to help yourself survive a mass shooting in a public place. An act of terrorism or violence, domestic or foreign born, can happen anywhere and at any time. The following suggestions are meant to make you think and plan ahead to increase your chances of surviving a mass shooting in locations such as...
  • "You are at war and your government cannot protect you"

    06/17/2016 9:01:11 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 22 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/17/16 | Billy Beck
    The First Rate website Sipsey Street Irregulars posted the following Facebook piece written by Billy Beck. The Coach’s Team brings his brief warning to our readers in its entirety. Billy Beck "You are at war, and your government cannot protect you. The enemy is far too committed and nimble for any of the government's force to turn quickly enough and face any given attack until it's upon you: right there in the same room with you. You must integrate the fact that if the enemy attacks, then *you* are at the front, and you must learn to act with every...
  • Dems quietly slipping gun control into mental-health bill

    06/15/2016 10:13:27 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    WND ^ | 6/15/2016 | Cheryl Chumley
    Legislation already under fire for perceived anti-liberty language. A group of Democrats fueled by the Orlando LGBT nightclub murders committed by Omar Mateen – a Muslim who touted his allegiance to ISIS during a 9-1-1 call placed amid the shootings – are planning to slip a couple gun-control measures into a bill by Rep. Tim Murphy that’s supposed to focus on mental health. The bill, which is slated for House Energy and Commerce Committee consideration on Wednesday, was already under fire for perceived anti-liberty language... But the gun control measures are new, added just after the Orlando shootings that left...
  • MS: Child with AK47 Defends Home against Armed Invader

    06/14/2016 4:23:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from wect.com: In Byram Mississippi, on 1 June, at about 3 p.m., a minor was at home.  He called his father to report a possible home invasion.  A neighbor gave this account. From wapt.com: "Daddy armed him in case he was ever by himself," neighbor Rick Waltz said. "Daddy was at work and he got a call that said, 'It sounds like somebody is in the house. More than one.' Like any parent would do, he said, 'Get your gun and protect yourself if you have to.' Somewhere along the line they met up, and one will not...
  • 9th Circuit: Americans Have No Right To Concealed Carry A Gun Outside Home

    06/09/2016 11:28:44 AM PDT · by russbart · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | AWR Hawkins
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is ruling in favor of California’s “good cause” requirement, saying the Second Amendment does not protect a right to carry a concealed gun in public. On February 13 2014 Breibart News reported that a panel of judges from the Ninth Circuit struck down California’s “good cause” requirement. Thereafter–under pressure from State Attorney Kamala Harris–the court announced that it would rehear the case en banc. Today that en banc ruling resulted in the “good cause” requirement being upheld and Americans being told they have not right to carry a concealed gun...
  • Lay Down & Die For Your Politics or Kill To Defend Your Life

    So you are a 60-something retired couple who has gone to a political rally to support your presidential candidate. The opposition has sent in their operatives to try and disrupt the meeting. If they cannot affect a disturbance inside the actual campaign hall, they lie in wait outside to confront the individual supporters as they attempt to leave in peace.Confront, provoke, damage and record, this is the tactics of the left.This was the tactics used by the Kremlin supported violent protests during the Vietnam War. This was the tactics of the “Brown Shirt” fascists of 1930s Europe. This is nothing...
  • San Jose police identify 4 suspects arrested at violent Donald Trump rally

    06/08/2016 10:51:11 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 37 replies
    KGO 7 News ^ | June 7 , 2016 | KGO
    San Jose police have identified four people who were arrested during last Thursday's Donald Trump rally. The suspects have been identified as Ahmed Abdirahman, 19 of Santa Clara; Robert Trillo, 18 of San Jose; Antonio Fernandez, 19 of San Jose; and Michael Kitaigorodsky, 19 of San Jose. The four suspects were booked into the Santa Clara County Jail. Abdirahman, Trillo, and Fernandez were arrested on felony charges of assault with a deadly weapon. Kitaigorodsky was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of failure to disperse. Investigators used video evidence to help ID protesters who egged and attacked people who attended the...
  • Sorry Liberals, A Violent Response To Trump Is As Logical As Any (Here it is)

    06/06/2016 4:09:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The rise of Donald Trump has exposed the frightening underbelly of America’s foulest tendencies. Our racism, nativism, xenophobia, misogyny, Islamophobia, ableism, and propensity toward authoritarianism have been laid bare. Reactions from those who stand opposed to these manifestations of oppression have varied from calm condemnation and routine peaceful protests, to blockades of roads and borderline riotous outbursts, including sporadic violence in various cities. This isn’t a coincidence. There are so many examples of Trump inciting violence the New York Times put together this video documenting some of them. A powerful video juxtaposing his longing for the violence against protestors from...
  • Police: Pharmacist fatally shoots shotgun-toting robber

    06/03/2016 11:43:52 AM PDT · by Innovative · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 3, 2016 | AP
    LEVITTOWN, Pa. – Police say a suburban Philadelphia pharmacy owner shot and killed a would-be robber wearing a Halloween mask and carrying a shotgun. Falls Township police Lt. Henry Ward says the gunfire broke out just before 10 a.m. Friday at the Pennsbury Pharmacy. He says the gunman got out of the passenger seat of a minivan in the parking lot, walked in and went behind the store counter before the pharmacist fired nearly a dozen rounds at him.
  • Husband charged for beating would-be rapist to death with tire iron

    05/31/2016 1:52:23 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 85 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 31, 2016 | Kevin Sheehan, Natalie Musumeci and Kevin Fasick
    Police sources said Nash, who has a lengthy rap sheet dating back to 1997 — including arrests for assault, robbery and arson —slugged her in the face several times before ripping off her clothes and tossing her to the floor. She was left with bruises to her forehead, cops said. Diallo, a longtime livery driver, had just gotten to the building and parked his car when received a call from his wife, urging him for help. “Call the police for me, I need help! I need help, please!” Nenegale said, according to Diallo’s brother. Fearing for his wife’s life, Diallo...
  • New Fast and Furious emails show Obama administration obstructing Congress

    05/23/2016 12:17:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 23, 2016 | Rick Moran
    The lid may finally blow off the Fast and Furious cover-up by the Obama administration, as a federal judge ordered the release of thousands of emails showing how then-attorney general Eric Holder obstructed, stonewalled, and misdirected congressional investigators looking into the program. People in the Nixon administration went to jail for less. ... The documents reveal how senior Justice Department officials — including Attorney General Holder — intensely followed and managed an effort to carefully limit and obstruct the information produced to Congress,” he asserted. They also indict Holder deputy Lanny Breuer, an old Clinton hand, who had to step...
  • NRA to Endorse Donald Trump for President

    05/20/2016 11:31:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 20, 2016 | John Santucci and Meghan Keneally
    The National Rifle Association plans to endorse Trump at its convention today, sources told ABC News. News of the endorsement comes shortly before Trump addresses group members at their convention in Kentucky.
  • Why George Zimmerman won't vote for Hillary(tres gone martin again?)

    05/19/2016 7:19:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 5/19/2016 | Jack Cashill
    Like just about every other person on the left – save for attorney Alan Dershowitz – Hillary Clinton has actively embraced the falsehoods surrounding the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Not surprisingly, the living symbol of those fictions, Martin’s birth mother, Sybrina Fulton, has endorsed Hillary. “Sybrina, you and all mothers of gun violence victims have taught us hate will never win,” Hillary tweeted last week. “Thinking of you today.” For the last four years, George Zimmerman has struggled under the weight of this agitprop and is openly hostile to those, like Clinton, who profit from it. This week...
  • AL: Cheap Gun is Enough Gun for Homeowner

    05/18/2016 4:29:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 42 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from wkrg.com The RG 23 is the quintessential cheap handgun.   It never had a good reputation.  Many have claimed a lack of reliability, so I suspect that quality control was not in the same class as the old Smith & Wesson revolvers. The rough trigger makes accuracy difficult, even for experienced shooters.  The steel inserts in ZAMAK alloy construction are corrosion cells waiting to happen.  The revolvers are so inexpensive, they are not economically worth repairing.  They sold, in 1969, for 19.95.  The current price on the used market is about $50. But, they are a gun.  They...
  • Henderson Kidnapping of Armed Victim was Setup by a “Friend”

    05/12/2016 3:57:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 9 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On 12 April, 2016, a kidnapping of an armed victim ended with a shooting and car crash in a Henderson, NV cul-de-sac. At the time it was unclear what the motivation for the kidnapping was. Both kidnappers in the front seat were killed, and no charges were filed against the shooter.  Three weeks later, dramatic details have been revealed.At the time I speculated that the victim might have directed the kidnappers to the cul-de-sac where the shooting occurred.  That has been confirmed.  It has been revealed that the first “victim” was a confederate of the two front seat kidnappers. ...
  • SC: A Felon Has Rights to Self Defense

    05/11/2016 3:47:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 50 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Quintonio Porter Felons do not give up their right to self defense simply because they have committed crimes in the past.  They often live a very dangerous lifestyle, and as the most common victims of homicide, they may need effective self defense more than other people.  A recent case in South Carolina shows that the justice system is realizing this truth.  It investigated the shooting where Quintonio Porter, a convicted felon, shot and killed his friend, Jarrius Harding, in the middle of a gunfight. From heraldonline.com: Jarrius Harding, 18, was killed in the midday shootout near the intersection of...
  • Felon with gun killed by man with concealed carry permit, Orlando police say

    05/09/2016 8:50:38 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 37 replies
    WFTV9, ABC ^ | Apr 26, 2016
    ORLANDO, Fla. — A man is claiming self-defense after another customer at a gas station pulled a gun out during an argument early Monday. The incident happened at about 12:48 a.m. between Titus Bernard, 29, and Delvin Jamar Broner, 36, the Orlando Police Department said. The altercation started as an argument between the two that was instigated by Broner, investigators said. The situation escalated and Broner, a convicted felon, pulled out a gun. Bernard, who had a valid concealed weapons permit, pulled his own gun and fired several times, killing Broner, police said. "I don't know what I would have...
  • 'I'm not just the typical granny:' 80-year old shoots, kills intruder

    05/06/2016 5:44:17 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 28 replies
    KOMO News ^ | 5/5/2016 | Lindsay Cohen
    SULTAN, Wash. -- Four shots fired. Three hit the intruder. It was one surreal moment, says Barb Moles. "I was just intent upon stopping him. I didn't have any other thought in my head," says Moles. "I just knew I had to stop him." Moles, 80, was home with her husband, John, and their adult son Thursday night when she says she heard a commotion. She walked into the kitchen and found her husband bleeding on the floor. John, a retired Boeing worker, had been attacked with a knife and beaten with a crowbar, authorities said. He said three words...
  • 11-Year-Old Shows that Smart Guns are Stupid Guns

    05/04/2016 8:27:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 3 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A couple of days ago, on 27 April, 2016, an 11 year old boy in Alabama shot a burglar. From wvtm12.com: Home school student Chris Gaither, 11, was alone Wednesday morning when he heard a noise. Someone had broken into his house and walked upstairs. Gaither said he was scared, but wanted to be prepared so he grabbed a nine-millimeter hand gun.“When he was coming down the stairs, that’s when he told me he was going to kill me, f-you and all that,” Gaither said. The pistol would not have been useful to Chris Gaither if it had been...
  • Swiss want more guns despite lower crime

    04/04/2016 7:51:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    swissinfo.ch ^ | 4/1/2016 | Jessica Dacey
    Across Switzerland, there was a surge in people applying for gun permits in 2015. Was crime a driver? Switzerland is becoming safer. Police recently flagged up that crime rates fell by 7% in 2015, reaching a seven-year low. In 2014, homicide was actually at its lowest level in 30 years. Most homicides are carried out with sharp instruments like knives. Between 2012 and 2014 homicides and homicide attempts by guns decreased from a high of 51. But in 2015, the number doubled - from 18 to 36. The number of serious injuries with a gun has remained the same since...
  • The Great Trump Wall: Guarding My Country, Garden, and Selfhood from Greedy Dragons

    04/01/2016 3:51:50 AM PDT · by poconopundit · 20 replies
    Vanity | 4/1/2016 | Pocono Pundit
    Trump's promise to build a Great Wall across America's southern border is the cornerstone of today's movement to take back our country from the corrupt leaders on Wall Street and in our government.  But Trump's call for a defensive perimeter extends far beyond mere physical walls.  It's also about the right to protect our private property from the greedy hands of the leftists.  Wrapping some deeper thinking and images around the concept of Walls is what this story is about. Many thanks to FReeper tinyowl for inspiring many of these thoughts.   Let's first take a look at protective...
  • 'We Don't Dial 911': Mom protects baby, shoots armed intruder

    03/28/2016 10:55:16 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 71 replies
    Fox 23 ^ | 03/27/2016
    "We don't dial 911." - A homeowner who has a sign with those words hanging outside her house shot an armed intruder who broke into her Indianapolis home Thursday afternoon, according to Fox 59. A mother reportedly heard the man enter her home through a window in her baby's room, so she took out her pistol. Neighbors say the man fired his gun at her first, and she fired back, striking him multiple times. The man was taken to an Indianapolis hospital, police said. Authorities also revealed that the intruder was carrying zip ties and a walkie talkie. Neither the...
  • 7 Great Second Amendment Quotes

    03/24/2016 1:10:05 PM PDT · by PROCON · 21 replies
    breitbart ^ | March 24, 2016 | AWR Hawkins
    A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America George Mason — “I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for a few public officials.” (Debates in Virginia Convention on Ratification of the Constitution, Elliot, Vol. 3, June 16, 1788)
  • WHATABULLET: Armed Robbers Target Wrong Man At Burger Joint

    03/18/2016 10:11:02 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 54 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 18 Mar, 2016 | Bob Owens
    Two thugs thought they had an easy score when they saw a single man eating in his car in a Whataburger parking lot in Dallas, Texas. They were very, very wrong. Two armed robbers picked the wrong victim in northwest Dallas. Police said they approached a man eating his dinner in the parking lot of Whataburger at Inwood Road and Lemmon Avenue and tried to rob him around 1 a.m.Thursday morning. The man was an off-duty, but armed security guard. He shot and killed one of the robbers. The other ran away. Armed robbers fully expect compliance. If a trained...
  • Obama SCOTUS Pick Is Anti-Gun Zealot

    03/17/2016 8:11:45 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 17, 2016 | Danirl John Sobieski
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz warns as part of his stump speech that we are one Supreme Court Justice away from losing our Second Amendment Right to keep and bear arms. On Wednesday, President Obama nominated for the Supreme Court vacancy created by the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia just such an individual -- Judge Merrick Garland, chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbis, a Bill Clinton appointee.
  • Mississippi Fugitive Rafael McCloud Fatally Shot After Forcing Way Into Home: Police

    03/10/2016 11:57:30 AM PST · by Innovative · 12 replies
    NBC ^ | March 10, 2016 | Erik Ortiz
    A family being held hostage by a suspected murderer fatally shot him Thursday morning — ending the multi-agency manhunt for the armed and dangerous felon, police said. At one point, McCloud stabbed the man in the shoulder and he got loose. The man and his wife managed to grab a gun and one of them shot McCloud during the hours-long struggle, Armstrong told The Associated Press.
  • Canadians Flock to the Defense of Peter Khill, who Shot Car Thief at 3 a.m.

    03/09/2016 5:52:29 AM PST · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 March, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from CBC On February 4th, about 3 a.m., Peter Khill observed a man who was in the act of stealing his truck, in his driveway.  Peter had been a reservist in the military.  He prudently armed himself with a shotgun before confronting the car thief.  During the confrontation, Peter feared for his life and shot the criminal.  In Texas, a grand jury would have investigated the shooting; most likely they would have "no billed" Peter and no charges would have been filed.  But this was not Texas; it was Ontario, Canadas.  The police arrested Peter and charged him...