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  • ‘I would do it all over again,’ says hero fired for using handgun to save woman’s life

    02/11/2016 3:25:18 PM PST · by Innovative · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Feb. 11, 2016 | Peter Holley
    Didarul Sarder lost his job for pulling a gun to rescue a woman who was being stabbed to death, but he never regretted his split-second decision. "I would do it all over again,"he told Fox affiliate WJBK. "If I could save this woman's life over a job. I can get another job." The 32-year-old has been offered his job back after his bosses at a General Motors Technical Center in Warren, Mich., reversed their unpopular decision, allowing the valet service supervisor to return to work. The decision was praised by Warren Mayor Jim Fouts, who called Sarder a "hero" in...
  • Worker who pulled gun to stop stabbing attack at GM Tech Center says he was fired ( Detroit )

    02/11/2016 8:24:21 AM PST · by george76 · 44 replies
    WJBK ^ | Feb 11 2016 | Hannah Saunders
    WARREN, Mich. - An employee at the General Motors Technical Center in Warren stabbed by someone visiting the plant Wednesday. The 52-year-old victim was hospitalized and suspect arrested by police - but the valet service supervisor with a valid CPL who pulled his gun to stop the attack, says he was fired. Didarul Sarder, SP+ Valet Supervisor was heading into work Wednesday morning at the General motors technical center in Warren, when he heard the cry for help. The lady kept saying 'I'm dying, someone help' and it was just natural reaction," said Didarul Sarder, SP+ Valet Supervisor. "I just...
  • Active Shootings Are Just This Fast

    02/07/2016 7:54:30 AM PST · by rktman · 33 replies
    bearingarms.com/ ^ | Bob Owens
    How do you think you'd respond in the event of a so-called "active shooter" situation? Most of us like to think that we'd be able to respond quickly, decisively, and dare I say, it, heroically. The reality of the matter, however, is that the vast majority of people who haven't been properly trained to react would be standing there when the bullets start flying, thinking "this can't be happening to me," as they start taking rounds.
  • Open Carrier Robbed Of His Gun In Virginia

    02/03/2016 11:20:12 AM PST · by aimhigh · 32 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 02/03/2016 | Bob Owens
    Newport News police are investigating after a man reported he was pushed to the ground and had his handgun stolen late last week. Officers responded to a report of the robbery in the 6000 block of Jefferson Avenue just before 8 p.m. Jan. 29, according to police spokesman Harold Eley. The victim, a 37-year-old Hampton man, told police he was robbed as he walked across Jefferson Avenue to the lot at the Windsor House after visiting a friend at the Travelers Inn. He was wearing his handgun in a holster, open carry, on his hip, Eley said. The man said...
  • New Orleans Legal Gun Carrier Stops Mass Shooting

    02/02/2016 8:04:44 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies
    gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 2/2/2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Based on the initial investigation, detectives learned that a group of individuals were driving ATVs and had arrived at the location to get gas. At that time, a man driving a white Volvo, later identified as Macklin, pulled up to the gas station where he and the group began to argue. Macklin then pulled out a weapon and fired several shots at the group, striking three males ages 30, 31 and 32. One of the victims then pulled out a weapon and returned fire, striking Macklin in the head.
  • Barbershop Shootout Video: Wait for the Right Opportunity

    01/30/2016 9:57:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 30 January, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    At a barbershop in South Carolina on the 26th, of January, 2016, at about 7 p.m., two armed robbers assaulted the customers of the Next Up Barber and Beauty Shop. The robbers appear to be career criminals, but they made fatal mistakes, as can be seen in the video. It is very difficult to keep focused on everyone, the loot, and maintain control of the scene. When the robbers become complacent, the legal gun carriers make their move.The Pistol Robber in the light colored hoodie comes in first, from the left side of the screen, from the front entrance....
  • South Carolina Barber, His Client Fatally Shoot Armed Robber During Stickup

    01/26/2016 7:36:36 AM PST · by Iron Munro · 24 replies
    New York daily news ^ | 1-26-16 | Meg Wagner
    South Carolina Barber, His Client Fatally Shoot Armed Robber During Stickup: 'I Was Thinking We Had To Keep Everybody Safe' A would-be South Carolina robber who tried to stick up a barber shop was killed Friday when the lead stylist and his client pulled out their concealed weapons and opened fire on the intruder. A second suspect is still on the lam following the raid at Next Up Barber Shop in Columbia, officials said. Store surveillance video caught the harrowing invasion -- and the resulting shooting. The shop was packed with customers -- including young children -- when two gunmen...
  • Self-defense shootings spike in Albuquerque (BOOM)

    01/25/2016 10:22:34 AM PST · by rktman · 16 replies
    abqjournal.com ^ | 1/24/2016 | Elise Kaplan
    Eleven months ago, police say a homeowner awoke to a strange noise, grabbed his gun and went to his kitchen, where he found a man crouching, clutching a knife. The homeowner opened fire, killing the suspected burglar. Detectives said the homeowner’s actions were justifiable and didn’t arrest him. Throughout 2015, similar scenarios played out over and over again across the city as civilians shot would-be burglars. Six of the eight justifiable homicides occurred during attempted burglaries or robberies - more than in the previous four years combined.
  • Guns Laws: May Firearms Sales Stop Wave of Sex Attacks in Germany?

    01/23/2016 8:07:39 AM PST · by rktman · 55 replies
    sputniknews.com ^ | 1/22/2016 | unknown
    "I don't think the events in Cologne justify the use of firearms. As a woman I believe that rape is terrible trauma to the victim, but most of the sexual assaults that happened that night were not about rape, women were groped. This is absolutely disgusting, but I still don't imagine police using firearms in Cologne because many innocent people could be hit by stray or ricocheting bullets," Katja Triebel emphasized. "Well, there are fifty states there, each with its own set of gun laws… I can't recall a single legislative initiative that effectively prevented the illegal use of firearms...
  • How many journos actually fell into the reporter-registration trap?

    01/20/2016 2:32:36 PM PST · by Torcert · 7 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 20, 2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Yesterday, a proposal by South Carolina state representative Mike Pitts floated the idea of requiring journalists to register with the state to ensure a responsible approach to the First Amendment. As someone who has more than a passing familiarity with Second Amendment activism, the "South Carolina Responsible Journalism Registry Law" was immediately recognizable as a provocation to the media over its reporting on gun control demands. Unfortunately, a number of journalists showed themselves to be woefully unfamiliar with the gun-rights argument about regulating the First Amendment to match the way gun-control advocates want to regulate the Second Amendment, as could...
  • Megyn Kelly Asks White House About Muslim Attack On Cop – Their 2 Word Response Says It ALL

    01/19/2016 1:24:22 PM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | January 9, 2016 | Jack Davis
    Almost everyone had something to say about Thursday's incident in which a gunman who said he supported ISIS attacked Philadelphia police officer Jesse Hartnett with a gun, shooting him 17 times. Everyone except resident Obama, that is, who over the course of his administration has shown a willingness to reply instantly and passionately when police are accused of a shooting. When Fox News host Megyn Kelly asked about the latest Islamic lone wolf to stage an attack on American soil, the White House had two words to say, according to Kelly: "No comment." She then discussed the implications of the...
  • MPD: Man Defends Himself with Own Gun

    01/19/2016 1:19:01 PM PST · by suthener · 25 replies
    WKRG Tv News ^ | January 18, 2016, 10:39 pm | Updated: January 19, 2016, 5:45 am | WKRG Staff
    Mobile Police say a robbery suspect was shot and killed at Twin Oaks Apartments on Old Shell Road Monday night. According to MPD Spokesperson Charlette Solis, a man was unloading groceries from his car around 8 pm, when a man with a gun walked up to him. The victim says the man took his wallet. It was then the victim managed to grab his own pistol, in a jacket pocket. The victim shot the gun, while still in his pocket, and hit the suspect in the chest. The suspect ran across the parking lot. Police found the suspect’s body in...
  • Your Feel-Good Story of the Day: Homeowner Plugs Two Thugs Robbing Him

    01/16/2016 10:03:22 AM PST · by absentee · 31 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 1/16/16 | Caleb Howe
    "If I hadn't had the gun, this news story would be about me and my mother being dead."A man in Dekalb County, Georgia is thankful today for the presence of a gun in his home, crediting that fact with saving his own life and his mother's after two men forced their way into his home and began beating them and demanding money. From ABC: "When I opened the door, these two guys stormed in with guns and started pistol-whipping me and took me to the ground," said Hernandez. One of the intruders went after his mother, who was trying to...
  • T-Mobile store employee shoots 2 armed robbery suspects (Chicago)

    01/13/2016 8:18:31 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 43 replies
    Two robbery suspects were shot by an employee at a cell phone store in the Jeffrey Manor neighborhood on Chicago's South Side. The T-Mobile store in the 2000-block of East 95th St. was left riddled with bullet holes. If not for the employee carrying a weapon with a concealed carry license, the manager of the store says he might be telling a different story. "I think concealed carry is a great opportunity for managers, workers, employees to protect themselves in these cases. And our employee did a great job to protect themselves and the other employee," said Neil Tadros, store...
  • Trump Appreciates Vote of Armed 65-Year-Old NH Woman

    01/11/2016 7:39:45 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 11 January, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Donald Trump In Donald Trump’s speech at Burlington Vermont, on 7 January, The Donald paid tribute to an armed woman who defended herself in New Hampshire, virtually next door.Link to video At 59:10, Trump says: We have this woman in New Hampshire who actually said that I am going to vote for Mr. Trump. She hears someone behind her. We have to protect the Second Amendment, we have to protect it. Trump goes on to say that the woman shot the man who attacked her, and the man did not die, he ended up in the hospital. He says that...
  • Five Times Elderly People Used Guns To Save Themselves

    01/10/2016 11:02:40 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 10, 2016 | Casey Harper
    The Daily Caller News Foundation analyzed 195 cases where gun owners used their firearms to successfully defend themselves from crooks and home invaders, and found an impressive number of elderly people used guns to defend their lives and property. In light of President Barack Obama's executive action on gun control Tuesday, TheDCNF looked at incidents in a period between July 2014 and July 2015. From our analysis, we've compiled five of the most incredible times people 60 and older protected themselves by pulling out a gun. 1. "It was self-defense" A 71-year-old Texas man defended his wife from a robber...
  • DGU of the Day 65-Year-Old 104 lb, 4-11" Woman Stops Attack

    01/10/2016 6:14:54 AM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Michael Bontaites MPD A line that has been bandied about for at least 40 years is: God did not make men and women equal. Colonel Colt did. That seems particularly appropriate for this case out of New Hampshire, where a diminutive woman who is old enough to qualify for Social Insecurity used her handgun to protect herself. Situational awareness and the willingness to act were a combination that spelled bad news for the attacker, who was less than half her age and nearly twice her size. From manchesterinklink.com: The woman, who is described as 4-foot-11 inches tall and 105...
  • Jarrett: Opponents of Obama's Gun-Control Orders Should Talk to Gun-Violence Victims

    01/05/2016 8:32:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 77 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 5, 2016 | Bridget Johnson
    resident Obama's senior adviser Valerie Jarrett said the administration waited until now to announce executive actions on gun control because they were hoping Congress would pass something better first. Jarrett told MSNBC this morning that if Republicans have a problem with the actions, which include expanding the definition of gun dealers to therefore expand required background checks, "they should all spend time talking to the victims of gun violence." Pressed on why it took so long, she replied, "Well, our first priority was to get Congress to pass an act that would have been more comprehensive." The National Rifle Association...
  • OH: DGU of the Day Woman Takes on 3 Home Invaders

    12/31/2015 6:11:25 AM PST · by marktwain · 25 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 December, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Three men break into a home in Trotwood, Ohio. They are all armed. It is before 6 am, just three days after Christmas, on 28 December, 2015. One of the men is armed with a Tec-9 pistol. The other two hold what appear to be conventional semi-auto pistols. They bypass two sleeping children to find the mother. The surveillance video shows the three following the mother after they pistol whipped her in the laundry room. Link to video The man directly behind her has the Tec-9. Not shown, he presumably holds her at gunpoint while the other two attempt...
  • Virginia Republicans To Consider Stripping Gov. McAuliffe Of Protective Detail

    12/28/2015 7:13:00 AM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/27/2015 | Kerry Picket
    Virginia GOP'ers returned fire over the state Democrat Attorney General Mark Herring's move to halt recognition of concealed carry permits from 25 different states. Our General Assembly has already identified who can and cannot conceal handguns in Virginia, and we cannot have that decision undermined by recognizing permits from other states with more permissive standards, Herring said when he made the announcement last week. Republican state legislators could strip Virginia Democrat Governor Terry McAuliffe of his protective detail. Virginia Sen. Bill Carrico told The Herald Courier last Tuesday he plans to propose a budget amendment during the State Senate's January...
  • California Laws: On January 1st, Students Won’t Have to Pass High School (Exit Exams) to Receive

    12/27/2015 5:52:42 PM PST · by george76 · 54 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 27 Dec 2015 | William Bigelow
    On January 1, California residents will have to accustom themselves to a number of new laws that will be implemented in the state. These are some the laws that will likely have the most profound effect: SB 172: High school seniors will receive their diploma whether or not they pass or even take an exit exam; the law also applies retroactively to students who have graduated since 2004; ... SB 707: Bans concealed firearms from college campuses and K-12 school grounds
  • “All are afraid:” With Refugees Flooding In, Germans Arming Themselves Anyway They Can

    12/23/2015 7:02:47 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 53 replies
    December 21, 2015
    With migrants flooding in by the thousands, (up to one million!) Germans are preparing to defend themselves any way they can, but without a Second Amendment, they're finding it difficult. All across the country – and in a country with some of the strictest gun control on the continent – Germans are buying up non-lethal self-defense weapons, like pepper spray, gas pistols, flare guns and animal repellants, the Gatestone Institute is reporting. German officials insist the recent interest in self-defense has nothing to do with the onslaught of refugees from the Middle East or the spike in violent crime recently....
  • Germans Scramble To Buy Weapons Amid Nationwide Spike In Migrant-Driven Crime

    12/21/2015 8:36:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 12/21/2015 | by Soeren Kern
    The scramble to acquire weapons comes amid an indisputable nationwide spike in migrant-driven crime, including rapes of German women and girls on a shocking scale, as well as physical assaults, stabbings, home invasions, robberies and burglaries -- in cities and towns throughout the country. German authorities, however, are going to great lengths to argue that the German citizenry's sudden interest in self-defense has nothing whatsoever to do with mass migration into the country, despite ample evidence to the contrary. The spike in violent crimes committed by migrants has been corroborated by a leaked confidential police report, which reveals that...
  • Off-Duty Officer Shoots, Kills Man Who Tried to Rob Him

    12/19/2015 7:19:07 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 50 replies
    NBC Washington News ^ | 19 Dec 2015
    A man who attempted to rob another man early Saturday morning was shot and killed by the victim, who was an off-duty Baltimore City police officer. Anne Arundel County police said the incident occurred shortly after 1:30 a.m. in the 100 block of Homewood Road in Linthicum Heights, Maryland. The off-duty police officer was approached by the man, Edel Cato Moreland, 32, who produced what appeared to be a igun and said he was going to rob the officer. Investigators said the officer, an 18-year veteran assigned to the special operations section of the Baltimore City Police Department, pulled out...
  • Most Now Oppose an Assault Weapons Ban; Doubts About Stopping a Lone Wolf Run High (POLL)

    12/16/2015 6:33:18 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12/16/2015 | GARY LANGER
    A majority of Americans oppose banning assault weapons for the first time in more than 20 years of ABC News/Washington Post polls, with the public expressing vast doubt that the authorities can prevent “lone wolf” terrorist attacks and a substantial sense that armed citizens can help. Just 45 percent in this national survey favor an assault weapons ban, down 11 percentage points from an ABC/Post poll in 2013 and down from a peak of 80 percent in 1994. Fifty-three percent oppose such a ban, the most on record. See PDF with full results here.
  • AZ ‘School Shooter’ Case has Surprise Toxicology Results

    12/13/2015 4:58:40 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 12 December, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    I have previously written about the Northern Arizona University 'School Shooting' and that it may have been a legitimate case of defense of self and others. It was clear that the 'school shooter' had been attacked, had been pursued, had articulated a fear for his life, had cooperated with the police, and that the people that he shot all belonged to the same fraternity. In that article, I hoped that toxicology tests had been done for everyone involved. Blood should have been drawn from Jones and the others involved to determine blood alcohol levels or the presence of...
  • Florida Sheriffs - Arm Yourself To Protect Against Mass Shootings

    12/11/2015 6:34:34 AM PST · by Bushbacker1 · 14 replies
    TBO.com ^ | 12/11/15 | Bushbacker1
    Florida Sheriff's come out in support of carrying.
  • Texas Police Chief, Others Urge Citizens To Arm Themselves

    12/09/2015 8:09:09 PM PST · by deks · 9 replies
    AP ^ | December 9, 2015 | David Warren
    A Texas police chief who warns President Barack Obama in a social media video that trying to disarm Americans would "cause a revolution in this country" is the latest law enforcement official to urge citizens to arm themselves in the wake of mass shootings. Randy Kennedy, longtime chief in the small East Texas town of Hughes Springs, about 120 miles east of Dallas, says in the video posted this week on his personal Facebook page that the Second Amendment was established to protect people from criminals and "terrorists and radical ideology." "It's also there to protect us against a government...
  • Autonomous Terrorism Calls for Autonomous Defense

    12/09/2015 7:28:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 9, 2015 | Jacob Sullum
    There is not much the government can do about the sort of terrorist threat that President Obama described in his speech on Sunday. It will always be difficult to stop self-radicalized jihadists, operating under no one's instructions, from carrying out attacks on soft targets too scattered and numerous to secure. The only viable alternative, self-help, is one that Obama seems ideologically incapable of considering. His proposals for new restrictions on firearms move in the opposite direction, based on the assumption that the problem is too many guns in too many hands. Gun control supporters generally dismiss the notion that armed...
  • Stop Terrorists from Killing Americans, Not Americans from Owning Guns

    12/09/2015 12:34:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 9, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    Another terrorist attack, another refusal by President Obama to tell the truth. Instead of admitting that Islamic terrorists had staged another murderous assault on innocent people, he turned the victims into a political prop. Instead of explaining how he intended to stop terrorists from killing Americans, he launched another campaign to stop Americans from owning guns. As Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr., pointed out, America's best defense against violence is law-abiding folks arming themselves. The tragedy of San Bernardino did not happen because good people owned guns. Yet the effect of gun control is to ensure that only bad...
  • Gun Control Group Calls For Obama To Declare “State of Emergency,” Ban Guns

    12/02/2015 2:18:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | December 1, 2015 | Bob Owens
    The National Gun Victims Action Council (NGVAC) is calling on President Barack Obama to declare a “state of emergency” over fictional events, and then use that fictitious excuse to scrap the Constitution and impose his will under martial law. Gun control supporters really are apparently just this crazy (hat tip: AWR Hawkins): Americans are in the midst of a gun violence epidemic. The National Emergencies Act gives the president the power and responsibility to declare a state of emergency when the government lacks the procedures and capacity to address an unchecked natural or man-made public health epidemic. How much more...
  • One dead after attempted 'Craigslist' robbery in Aiken

    11/27/2015 6:50:12 AM PST · by rktman · 24 replies
    wach.com ^ | 11/25/2015 | Matthew Stevens
    One man is dead after a shooting Wednesday in Aiken. Coroner Tim Carlton said Frank Frazier Jr., 23, was fatally shot at 1pm, Wednesday on Willis Hill Road in Aiken. According to witnesses, a couple was purchasing a car from Frazier that was posted in a Craigslist ad. It is then alleged Fraizer and an acquaintance of his each pulled gun on the couple in an attempt to rob the couple. The woman in response pulled her gun and shot Frazier and the other man fled from the scene. The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is still investigating the matter.
  • David Leyonhjelm uses Paris attacks to further a dangerous pro-gun agenda

    11/26/2015 8:33:09 AM PST · by rktman · 14 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 11/25/2015 | Hugh McDermott
    People like Senator David Leyonhjelm are using the tragedy of the Paris attacks to further their pro-gun agenda, twisting facts to create a narrative that is misleading and dangerous. On Tuesday, in response to a tweet that read: “Aust’s tough gun laws have better insulated us against a Paris-style terror attack, Keenan said ...” Leyonhjelm tweeted: — David Leyonhjelm (@DavidLeyonhjelm) November 24, 2015 Sure helped a lot in Paris. And let's not mention the Lindt Cafe and Parramatta. https://t.co/8yfuKG6Gbx In fact, Leyonhjelm has appointed himself Australian “spokesman” of the NRA, the US pro-gun lobby, which has political influence disproportionate to...
  • Gun Sales Generally Up Since Paris Attacks

    11/22/2015 4:16:20 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 11 replies
    KXAN ^ | 11-22-15 | Chad Petri
    More than a week after the terrorist attacks in Paris, many Americans are thinking about personal safety. The attacks prompted yet another jump in gun sales nationwide. Gun shows in southwest Alabama are usually busy, and this weekend at the fairgrounds is no exception. Mark Beasley has been very busy in the days since the Paris terror attacks. "Sales have gone up at least 50% in the last five days," said Beasley. He runs Quality Pawn in Huntsville. Timothy Dilcher just a few tables watches more sales as well. "It puts a scare in an individual, it takes something like...
  • Buying Glock G 43

    11/20/2015 3:08:44 PM PST · by saleman · 51 replies
    me | 11/20/2015 | saleman
    Buying glock g 43. Or was.....
  • 13-year-old homeschooler shoots, kills felon during home invasion

    11/20/2015 12:26:19 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 25 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | 11-16-15 | Ed Staff
    Two men with extensive criminal backgrounds attempted to break in to a home in Ladson, South Carolina in the middle of the day last week. They were greeted by an unlikely hero: a 13-year-old, who takes public classes online at home. When the alleged burglars attempted to enter the property, the boy killed one of them and scared off the other. One of the burglar's guns was identified as a Colt .45, and the weapon the boy used was unreported — except that the gun belongs to his mother, who owns it for self-defense.
  • Donald Trump Thinks The Paris Attacks Would Be ‘Much Different’ If Citizens Had Guns

    11/16/2015 5:57:01 AM PST · by xzins · 67 replies
    Uproxx ^ | 11.15.15 | Kimberly Ricci
    GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump returned to the great state of Texas on Saturday during his quest to “Make America Great Again.” As this video shows, he spoke for over an hour, which is his new plan of action. His campaign has transformed into a series of long-winded monologues that feel like he’s trying to convince himself to stay in the race. Perhaps Trump has realized that he’d take a significant pay cut as president, which isn’t as much of a joke as reality. To Trump, money is the ultimate motivator, and (as he enjoys reminding us) he’s poured a...
  • Ten Ways to Avoid Being Killed In A Terrorist Attack

    11/15/2015 2:22:19 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 126 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 11/15/2015 | Brent Wheat
    In light of Friday's terrorist attacks, it seems only a matter of time before similar incidents occur in the U.S. The question many people are asking is "What would I do if suddenly in a situation like Paris??" To help answer that concern, Bearing Arms will offer a list of ten things you can do to avoid becoming a casualty in the "War on Terror." 1.Realize it WILL happen here : This isn't a paranoid statement: it is a simple unpleasant fact based upon intelligence gathering efforts, expert opinion, and common sense. At some point, it is likely there will...
  • CNN Analyst: European Countries Pretend Gun Control Works, But ‘It Just Doesn’t’

    11/14/2015 6:11:01 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Nov 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    During CNN’s November 13 coverage–just hours after the heinous terror attacks on Paris had taken place–CNN law enforcement analyst Tom Fuentes said European countries have long pretended that gun control can keep them safe, but it cannot. In fact, Fuentes alluded to how the gun control culture offers a large number of “soft targets” to “gangsters and terrorists” who have no problem getting the guns that law-abiding citizens are forbidden to own.Fuentes said, “Many of the European countries have been in denial that their strict gun control laws are going to keep guns out of the hands of bad guys,...
  • Coulter after Paris attacks: 'Trump was elected president tonight'

    11/14/2015 3:41:29 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 265 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/14/2015 | Caitlin Yilek
    Ann Coulter took to Twitter on Friday night to respond to the Paris terror attacks, saying that “Donald Trump was elected president tonight.” The conservative commentator tweeted a series of reactions to the attacks that left more than 120 dead, calling for “no more Muslim immigration.” She also targeted recent U.S. college student protests, as well as American gun and immigration laws and proposals. Coulter ended her string of Tweets with: “They can wait if they like until next November for the actual balloting, but Donald Trump was elected president tonight.”
  • Trump: Paris Attacks ‘Much Different’ If France Had More Guns

    11/14/2015 3:32:56 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 37 replies
    variety.com ^ | Ted Johnson
    Donald Trump, speaking at a rally on Saturday in Beaumont, Texas, suggested that fewer people would have been killed had more civilians been armed. "When you look at Paris, toughest gun laws in the world, nobody had guns but the bad guys," he said. "Nobody had guns. And they were just shooting them one by one, and then they broke in and had a big shootout and ultimately killed the terrorists. And I will tell you what--you can say what you want, if they had guns, if our people had guns, if they were allowed to carry, it would have...
  • Donald Trump says tough gun control laws in Paris contributed to tragedy

    11/14/2015 2:47:57 PM PST · by springwater13 · 82 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/14/2015 | Jenna Johnson
    BEAUMONT, Tex. -- Donald Trump says the tough gun control laws in Paris contributed to the high death toll during a series of terrorist attacks on Friday. The attacks, he added, also reveal the danger in allowing Syrian refugees into the country. "You can say what you want, but if they had guns -- if our people had guns, if they were allowed to carry -- it would have been a much, much different situation," Trump said to cheers during a political rally at an arena in southeast Texas on Saturday afternoon. "I hear it all the time, you know....
  • VIDEO: Donald Trump Massive Rally in Beaumont, TX

    11/14/2015 1:24:20 PM PST · by JoeSeales · 68 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 11-14-15 | Donald Trump
    November 14, 2015: GOP Presidential candidate and front-runner Donald Trump spoke to thousands at a rally in Beaumont, TX at the Ford Park Arena. Trump spent the majority of the time talking about immigration...
  • Armed Israeli Stops Knife Attack on Video

    11/14/2015 6:24:39 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 November, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Video from Israel, where an armed Israeli stopped a knife attack before the knife man made contact. In the video, situational awareness is key. The shooter, who is on the right, looks over his shoulder. He probably hears the approaching knife man running up to attack.Link to Live Leak video of Israeli defense against knife attack He turns around, drawing a pistol as the knife man gets close. The knife man, seeing the drawing motion, makes a fatal mistake. Instead of being committed to the attack, he hesitates and stops moving forward. He seems to be attempting a knife...
  • Need some advice on a handgun.

    11/14/2015 12:32:38 AM PST · by GunHoardingCapitalist · 102 replies
    Today | Meeeeeeee
    So I am in no mans land here, I am looking for a hand gun for my daughter for concealed carry. I have not bought one for someone else before however we have been to the range many times and she has handled many firearms over the years. I am a stickler when it comes to, "if it's not comfortable in your hand, you will never shoot it right" philosophy. However, I have big huge man hands so all of them are fit for me, and her hands are a lot smaller. For expert opinion, let me describe her. 5'6"...
  • Review: The Inalienable Right to Stand Your Ground

    11/04/2015 5:11:16 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 November, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Joshua Prince, Esq. and Allen Thompson, Esq., have written an important article about natural law and the right of self defense in the St. Thomas Law Review. A tip of the hat to Dave Hardy for a link to the article (pdf). The article is well written and impeccably footnoted. I found many references of which I was unaware, including an excellent history of how the idea of "retreat" as a necessity became included in some state's law, relatively recently. Here is the introduction: In 1776, Thomas Jefferson stated what American political and legal thinkers took to be "self-evident":...
  • Homicide Rates Cut In Half Over Past 20 Years (While New Gun Ownership Soared)

    11/01/2015 5:59:50 PM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/01/2015 | Tyler Durden
    the murder rate was cut nearly in half from 7 per 100,000 in 1993 to 3.6 per 100,000 in 2013. Over the same period, overall gun deaths (including accidents and suicides) have fallen by one-third from 15.2 to 10.6 per 100,000. In spite of this, Pew reports, the American public believes that homicides and gun deaths are increasing in the United States. Those who think violence is getting worse should probably watch less television and look around them instead. The murder rate in the US is currently similar to 1950s levels. Meanwhile, the number of privately owned guns (and gun...
  • The Magdeburg Confession

    12/17/2009 12:06:40 PM PST · by the_conscience · 2 replies · 388+ views
    Law and History Review ^ | John Witte Jr
    Ironically, Beza found his "signal example"8 of how to deal with tyranny and resistance not so much in the work of early Calvinists as in the work of later Lutheransparticularly the Lutheran jurists and theologians who had drafted the Magdeburg Confession of 1550. The Magdeburg Confession was a major distillation of the most advanced Lutheran resistance theories of the day.9 The leaders of the small Saxon city of Magdeburg had drafted this Confession in response to the order of the Holy Roman Emperor to impose by civil law the uniform Catholic doctrines and liturgies being crafted by the Council of...
  • Video Supports Motorcyclist Self Defense Claim

    10/26/2015 4:33:42 PM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 26 October, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A story is developing in Florida. It appears to be another case where the video shows a completely different story from what the police originally reported. Christian Gunter is the motorcyclist.Note that he is wearing a full face helmet and what appears to be a complete motorcycle outfit, including jacket and pants.This picture is a screenshot from surveillance video, just after the shooting.The red car in the upper right is the car that the person who was shot, Roger Atlas, arrived in.Roger is wearing a green upper garment in the video below.Here is the early report from Sarasota County...
  • NW Portland resident fires gun at burglar in early morning break-in, police say (Oregon)

    10/22/2015 9:31:11 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 14 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 10/22/2015 | Noelle Crombie
    Portland police early Thursday responded to a report of a break-in in which a home's resident fired a gun at the burglar. The burglar ran when someone living in the home fired a gun. The accused burglar was later found in a vacant residence in the 2700 block of Northwest Pettygrove Street. The burglar was arrested and taken to a Portland hospital for treatment of a condition unrelated to the incident.