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  • After Trayvon, Chilling Ad Offers Bulletproof Vests for Kids-Timed to Florida's midterm election

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    07/29/2014 3:43:22 PM PDT · by csvset · 6 replies
    WTKR ^ | July 29, 2014 | Doris Taylor
    Chesapeake, Va. – Two people have been arrested following a robbery attempt Monday night in Chesapeake. Calls came in at around 7:15 p.m. in reference to the incident at the Exxon in the 1100 block of S. Military Highway. Police say a man walked into the gas station and pointed a gun at the clerk and demanded money. Further information revealed that the clerk then fired a gun at the man. Then man then ran away from the scene and disappeared behind the building. Police searched but were unable to find the suspect. Shortly afterwards, a man walked into Maryview...
  • Son 'did what had to be done,' kills man attacking mother in their N. Minn. home

    07/28/2014 6:41:38 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 49 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 7/28/14 | Paul Walsh
    A Twin Cities man, already bloodied from one home invasion in far northern Minnesota, repeated the crime down the highway minutes later and attacked a 72-year-old woman before the victim’s son stepped in — saying he “did what had to be done” — and fatally shot the suspect, authorities said Monday. The shooting occurred about 6 a.m. Saturday outside the house along Hwy. 53, roughly 4 miles east of Ray, Minn., according to the Koochiching County Sheriff’s Office. “I’m the son who did what had to be done,” said Brad Himes, 48, who came to the rescue of his mother,...
  • 3 men pull out guns outside of Rouses after man tries to shoplift steak, Mobile police say

    07/25/2014 9:30:49 PM PDT · by boycott · 37 replies
    AL.com ^ | July 25, 2014 | Theresa Seiger
    MOBILE, Alabama -- On Friday afternoon a tense scene played out in front of the Rouses Supermarket on Theodore Dawes Road. Three people drew their guns after a reported theft, a Mobile Police Department spokesman said. Donnie James Moore, 60 had shoplifted steaks from the grocery store before officers arrived at 12:20 p.m., according to MPD. When a loss prevention officer tried to stop him, Moore shoved past him. Moore made it to his car, where he grabbed a gun. He pulled it on the officer, MPD spokesman Officer Terence Perkins said. The loss prevention officer stepped back and pulled...
  • Deadly home invasion in Carrick reported near set of Hollywood film (2nd. Amendment triumphs again)

    07/22/2014 6:05:48 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 26 replies
    WPXI ^ | 07/22/2014 | uncredited
    CARRICK, Pa. — A deadly home invasion was reported in Carrick early Tuesday morning near the set of a Hollywood movie being filmed in the area. Police said the invasion happened around 2:20 a.m. on Merritt Avenue. Channel 11’s Brandon Hudson reported that the victim opened fire on the two men accused of breaking into his home, killing one and critically injuring the other. Detectives said the men demanded the victim’s belongings, but instead he pulled out a shotgun and opened fire. Investigators said one of the men tried to run away after he was shot, but fell as he...
  • Ky. must change its stand-your-ground law to make it fairer (Trayvon vs. Zimmerman, again)

    07/18/2014 3:29:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | July 18, 2014 | State Sen. Reginald L. Thomas, (D- Lexington)
    What may have started out as an ordinary evening in February 2012, ended with a dead teen-ager and a national controversy that is still unresolved. The fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin and the subsequent not-guilty verdict of the shooter, George Zimmerman, on July 13, 2013, prompted citizens across the nation to question the "stand-your-ground" laws. Such laws, often criticized as being "shoot first" laws, make it hard to prosecute cases against people who shoot others and then claim self-defense. Kentucky, as well as the other states with such laws, should revise them so that the one who initiates a...
  • Detroit Police Chief: Armed Citizens Making Detroit Criminals Think Twice

    07/16/2014 6:18:41 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Jul 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    With robberies in Detroit down 37 percent compared to figures from this same time last year, Detroit Police Chief James Craig says the increasing number of armed citizens is making criminals think twice before attacking. In other words, more guns are equaling less crime. According to The Detroit News, in addition to the reduction in robberies there has been a 22 percent drop in "break-ins of businesses and homes" and a 30 percent decline in carjackings. Craig says these across-the-board reductions in crime are at least partly attributable to "criminals being reluctant to prey on citizens who may be armed."...
  • Crist says state should review gun laws

    07/13/2014 4:07:49 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 42 replies
    AP ^ | July 13, 2014 | MICHAEL J. MISHAK
    On Thursday, Crist recalled the acquittal of George Zimmerman without using his name, saying "the instigator of an event has no punishment for taking a life. There's something wrong with that."
  • Woman turns gun on carjacker, shoots him (Couldn't drive Stick-Put gun down)

    07/13/2014 8:04:38 AM PDT · by equalator · 31 replies
    WSB-TV ^ | 7-11-2014
    Chafee said the woman let him in and Fontana told her, "We're going to have some fun." The woman also described Fontana as having a weird laugh. Police said Fontana got frustrated because he didn't know how to drive a manual transmission. He put the gun down in his lap and the woman grabbed it and tried to get out of the car. “The suspect grabbed her, bit her several times and attempted to pull her back in the vehicle,” Chafee said. Investigators said Fontana bit her on the arm, leaving visible marks, and at some point she used his...
  • UKRAINE: Klitschko believes that Kiev must maximize the protection of bridges

    07/11/2014 6:20:19 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 1 replies
    Klitschko: "Protection of bridges is of particular importance" / UNIAN photo Mayor noted that territorial defense is to strengthen the protection of strategic facilities in the capital, in particular the protection of bridges and highways. Kyiv Mayor Vitaly Klitschko finds it necessary to strengthen the protection of bridges and highways in the city. According to the press service of the mayor, he said this during a meeting with military commissar Kyiv Colonel Vladimir Kydonem. Klitschko said that territorial defense is to strengthen the protection of strategic facilities in the capital, in particular the protection of bridges and highways. "Protection...
  • Kenner woman who shot estranged husband was hysterical, apologetic as police arrived

    07/08/2014 4:57:48 PM PDT · by BBell · 37 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | July 08, 2014 | Michelle Hunter
    When Kenner Police entered the front door at 2409 Kentucky Ave. early Tuesday morning, they found Melissa Desilva hysterically crying as she bent over the body of her estranged husband, Lyndell Desilva, who lay in the hallway of the home they once shared, dying of gunshot wounds. Melissa Desilva, 34, was apologetic as she tried to render aid. "She said she didn't mean for this to happen," said Sgt. Brian McGregor, spokesman for the Kenner Police.Paramedics transported Lyndell Desilva, 38, to Interim LSU Hospital in New Orleans where doctors pronounced him dead a short time later. As investigators spent the...
  • Wheelchair-Bound Man Kills Home Invader

    07/05/2014 1:32:12 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 5 2014 | Chuck Ross
    A South Carolina homeowner would have been at a distinct disadvantage to a man who invaded his home early Thursday. Orlandous Brown, 33, suffers from cerebral palsy and is confined to a wheelchair. But the Easley, S.C. man had a gun and used it to defend himself against 26 year-old Atlanta native Darin Lowe, according to The Greenville News. Both exchanged gunfire in Brown’s living room. The wheelchair-bound man prevailed, however, shooting Lowe several times, killing him. Brown was shot as well but suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Latisha Vernon, a friend of Brown’s, and her 17 year-old daughter were in the...
  • New Orleans police seek 'person of interest' in eastern New Orleans shootout

    07/05/2014 11:48:07 AM PDT · by BBell
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | July 04, 2014 at 11:07 PM | Danielle Dreilinger
    Police are seeking to question Eric Youngblood, 26, about an eastern New Orleans shootout and attempted home invasion. Youngblood is not wanted for a crime but "may possess important information relating to the investigation," officials said Friday. The two suspects in the incident, Aranton Johnson, 26, and Brandon Tucker, 25, are at large and wanted for attempted murder.
  • Store Owner Who Killed Alleged Robber Says Police Training, "Guardian Angel" Saved Her

    06/24/2014 3:07:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NBC Philadelphia ^ | Tuesday, Jun 24, 2014 | David Chang
    Sharon Doyle may be petite but the 46-year-old store owner is anything but defenseless, as one alleged robber learned on Monday. Police say the unidentified 47-year-old man likely believed Doyle was an easy target when he entered the Stan's Health Foods Store on the 7100 block of Frankford Avenue shortly after 5 p.m. But little did he know, there's more to Doyle than meets the eye. "She was a Philadelphia Police officer and she also was in the Secret Service," said Doyle's mother, Rita Perrell. Investigators say Doyle's law enforcement training was put to the test as the man held...
  • Deadly break-in at Arizona church puts spotlight on issue of clergy possessing weapons

    06/17/2014 7:39:28 PM PDT · by Foundahardheadedwoman · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 17, 2014 | Staff
    PHOENIX – A deadly burglary at an Arizona church is raising questions about the wisdom of clergy possessing weapons, no matter how dangerous their mission.
  • Two Men Use Girl As Human Shield — Until Her Father Guns Them Down

    06/11/2014 1:28:40 PM PDT · by Foundahardheadedwoman · 17 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch. ^ | 06/10/2014 | Chuck Ross
    A St. Louis couple is likely thankful to have guns in their home after they were forced to use them to defend their daughter against two men Monday night. The men, one of whom had an extensive rap sheet, confronted the couples’ 17-year-old daughter after she stepped outside of the house to go to her car, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
  • Two Men Use Girl As Human Shield — Until Her Father Guns Them Down

    06/11/2014 2:44:38 AM PDT · by grundle · 48 replies
    Daily Caller/yahoo.com ^ | June 11, 2014
    A St. Louis couple is likely thankful to have guns in their home after they were forced to use them to defend their daughter against two men Monday night. The men, one of whom had an extensive rap sheet, confronted the couples’ 17 year-old daughter after she stepped outside of the house to go to her car, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Cortez McClinton, 33, and Terrell Johnson, 31, held a gun to the girl’s head and used her as a shield as they entered the family home, where a five-year old child was also present. The girl’s father and...
  • Feminists Freak Out Over Miss Nevada Suggestion Women Learn Self Defense to Avoid Rape

    06/09/2014 7:11:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 76 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/9/2014 | Katie Pavlich
    “I believe that some colleges may potentially be afraid of having a bad reputation and that would be a reason it could be swept under the rug, because they don’t want that to come out into the public,”Nia Sanchez said. “But I think more awareness is very important so women can learn how to protect themselves. Myself, as a fourth-degree black belt, I learned from a young age that you need to be confident and be able to defend yourself. And I think that’s something that we should start to really implement for a lot of women.”
  • [Video] Why I Carry: Mountain Biker Robbed at Gunpoint on Trail, Captures Whole Thing on GoPro

    06/05/2014 6:22:07 AM PDT · by HammerT · 90 replies
    Guns Save Lives ^ | June 4 2014 | Dan Cannon
    Here is the video description, MTB ride on Saturday 31st May 2014 from Ongegund, last few km’s before end of session. Armed gunman and 2 others stopped myself and took cellphone, car keys, oakleys and bike. Fortunately they did not have a clue what a GOPRO was and this is the evidence that will assist in their procecution! While this incident ended up OK for the victim (well, he wasn’t shot anyway), this could have gone bad very quickly and he would have had no way to defend himself. MTB Gunpoint Robbery in Somerset Westhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=ECs8ZrmH8D8 UPDATE: According to one international...
  • More firearm stories that will never make the national news

    06/03/2014 10:38:13 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/3/14 | Doug Book
    Each year there are countless defensive firearm uses in the U.S. and few if ANY will be reported by the “mainstream” media. For when an average citizen uses a gun to defend life, liberty or property, the firearm becomes indispensable and its owner, often a hero. And that is not a story which fits the media meme that guns are either useless or dangerous when not in the hands of law enforcement. But a disapproving media aside, things like these DO happen: 1.) A week ago, a Fort Wayne, Indiana homeowner answered a knock at the front door only to...
  • Should You Threaten the Use of Deadly Force and Fire Warning Shots?

    05/31/2014 9:23:36 AM PDT · by FlashBack · 54 replies
    USA Carry ^ | May 21, 2014 | Col (Dr) Benjamin Findley
    Should you fire a warning shot when confronted by an attacker? In some states it is legal to fire a warning shot and in others it is not. For example, California Penal Code 246.3 (negligent discharge of firearms) prohibits firing a gun in a grossly negligent manner, like a warning shot. As a felony conviction, it provides for up to 3 years in prison and a maximum of $10,000 fine. It is also a felony in New Hampshire, Tennessee, and several other states to fire a warning shot with similar penalties, if you are not justified. A friend in North...
  • 2 ‘Huge’ Men Allegedly Cornered Her in Theater Confrontation. Say - Big Mistake Is Understatement

    05/23/2014 7:15:36 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 76 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 22, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    Two ‘Huge’ Men Allegedly Cornered Her During a Theater Confrontation — To Say It Was a Big Mistake Is an Understatement May. 22, 2014 11:15pm Jason Howerton UFC Women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, who is also set to star in an upcoming movie based on Brad Thor’s book “Athena Project,” once beat up two “huge” men so badly that they went to the police and filed charges, UFC President Dana White said. “Listen, this is a true story. [Ronda] got into a street fight with two huge guys in a movie theatre. She hurt them both so bad they went...
  • Woman pulls handgun on would-be robber

    "FORT DODGE, Iowa —A man who tried to take money from a Fort Dodge textbook store didn’t get a single dime Wednesday after an employee pulled a handgun on the would-be thief.#