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  • Pennsylvania Republican Pushing Ban on Private Gun Sales

    05/29/2017 7:32:51 AM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 28 May 2017 | AWR Hawkins
    Pennsylvania State Rep. Jamie Santora (R-163) is pushing a ban on private gun sales nearly identical to the ones Michael Bloomberg-funded Moms Demand Action pushed in Washington state, Maine, and Nevada. Santora’s bill would bar the private sales that Americans have enjoyed since the Second Amendment was ratified in 1791 and would require that every sale be processed in front of an agent of the government via a background check. This means that law-abiding Pennsylvanians selling a gun to a fellow hunter, lifelong co-worker, or childhood friend would have to seek out a Federal Firearms License (FFL) holder and the...
  • Hundreds of Detroit Women Flock to Free Gun Training Event

    05/25/2017 10:44:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 30 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 21 May, 2017 | Stephen Gutowski
    Hundreds of women showed up for free gun training in Detroit, Mich., on Sunday. The event, which has been held annually for the last six years, saw its best turnout yet. Organizers said about 700 women expressed interest in the training and around 600 attended. The goal, they said, was helping women learn how to protect themselves. "We teach women how to shoot and discharge a firearm, and a personal protection strategy," Rick Ector, the founder of Legally Armed in Detroit and creator of the event, told the Detroit Free Press. "This is an event to see if owning a...
  • In Jackson Mississippi, A Man’s Home is not his Castle

    05/24/2017 3:53:58 PM PDT · by marktwain · 52 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 23 May, 2017 | Ari Lieberman
    July 21, 2016 began as any other day for Wayne Parish. The Crystal Springs resident woke up, bid his family farewell and went to work at Performance Oil on McDowell Road in Jackson Mississippi. But the transformative events of that fateful day changed Parish’s life forever. On that day, the hard-working, law-abiding family man crossed paths with a 17-year-old delinquent named Charles McDonald. Despite his youth, McDonald was already an aspiring criminal and a recidivist offender. On July 21, his mother, Yvette Mason-Sherman, tried to take him to the Henley-Young Youth Detention facility, which is located next to Performance...
  • The NRA Is Selling Insurance To Gun Oowners Willing To Shoot In Self Defense

    05/06/2017 4:46:07 PM PDT · by blam · 55 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 5-6-2017 | Alex Yablon and Mike Spies, The Trace
    (The Trace) — First, the National Rifle Association worked to let gun owners carry firearms in public. Then it fought to pass laws that say gun carriers can open fire to stop a perceived threat, even when retreat is possible. Now that the NRA has expanded the legal right to armed self defense, it’s muscling into the niche industry that’s arisen to help Americans deal with the costly consequences of actually exercising it. This week, the group unveiled insurance plans that it says will help defray the legal costs that can arise from shooting another person. As the NRA prepares...
  • Oklahoma likely to pass Defensive Display (SB 40)

    05/03/2017 6:01:51 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 April, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The vast majority of defensive firearm uses involve the defensive display of the firearm. In some states, it is illegal to display a gun for defensive purposes without risking a felony. Mere display is considered the use of deadly force. Estimates of defensive gun uses vary form about 100,000 to 3 million each year(CDC pdf). Yet only 1,500 to 3,000 people are justifiably killed each year. About five to ten times that many are shot and end up hospitalized. About five to ten  times as many as are shot, are shot at, but missed.  The number of times when...
  • Monks with guns

    04/28/2017 8:41:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    aeon.com ^ | 4/26/2017 | M. Jerryson
    Westerners think that Buddhism is about peace and non-violence. So how come Buddhist monks are in arms against Islam?
  • Bouncer Punches Girl In The Face - :10 sec clip

    04/19/2017 2:28:56 AM PDT · by bogusname · 42 replies
    Salt YT ^ | 4/19/2017 | Salt
    Girl swings at bouncer and he punches her in the face. The verdict is...he was completely justified in matching force with force.
  • Why You Don’t Shoot From “The Back Of The Bus”

    04/12/2017 7:32:25 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 19 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 11 Apr, 2017 | Bob Owens
    South Africa is a rancid next of criminal behavior, and unfortunately, their cops clearly aren’t very well trained. In the security camera video below, several officers are attempting to engage a gang of armed robbers at a Katlehong township gas station. There are two officers in the footage. The officer with the rifle is in a kneeling position engaging the robbers with a semi-automatic rifle, while his skittish partner bounces around behind him like a five-year-old on a long car trip with a full bladder. The officer in the rear finally decides he wants of a piece of the action,...
  • CCW Weekend: Important Limitations On The Castle Doctrine

    04/08/2017 10:38:18 AM PDT · by Strac6 · 33 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Sam Hoober
    A man’s home is his castle, and a great many states have either a de jure or de facto “Castle Doctrine” on the books allowing a person to defend themselves in their home if threatened, with deadly force if necessary. These laws, along with the “Stand Your Ground” laws, establish the right of a person to defend themselves if attacked. Even California has such a law, even though that state is generally held to be loathe to let anyone have a permit to carry a gun in a concealed carry holster, or even openly for that matter. (Though some counties...
  • Cheap guns are good enough

    04/07/2017 12:18:16 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 29 replies
    Backwoods Home Magazine ^ | March/April, 2000 | Massad Ayoob
    More than 10 years ago, my friend Mark Seiden called me in on a murder case in Miami that Janet Reno, then State’s Attorney for the county in question, had ordered prosecuted. A woman named Mary Hopkin had killed her common law husband, a man named James Yarolem.[snip] The cops arrived. When Jim came back Metro-Dade officers were there. They arrested him. When they dragged him away, the cops testified later, he was screaming “Mary, you f—in’ bitch, I’ll kill you for this!”
  • Self Defense? Washington Man Faces Possible Murder Charge for Shooting Showering Intruder

    04/05/2017 12:01:57 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 63 replies
    A Washington state man is facing a possible first-degree murder charge after shooting an intruder he found taking a shower in a property he owned — in a case authorities and legal experts said appeared to go beyond self-defense laws. Bruce Fanning, 59, is accused of fatally shooting Nathaniel Rosa, 31, after he discovered Rosa bathing early Saturday morning in Belfair, Washington, according to the Mason County Sheriff's Office. Authorities say Fanning discovered his place of business, which is near his home, had been broken into and found Rosa in the shower. Fanning told investigators he confronted Rosa, who responded...
  • No Charges Against Man Who Killed Three Criminals with AR-15 to Defend Home

    04/04/2017 6:38:29 AM PDT · by Bon mots · 42 replies
    Newsline ^ | April 4, 2017 | Denny Ruelos
    No charges will be filed against Zachary Peters, the man who shot and killed three teenaged criminals who broke into his home, an Oklahoma prosecutor declared Monday. However, the woman who acted as getaway driver for the home intruders will be charged with first-degree murder. Investigators say that the 23-year-old Peters was alone in his house near Broken Arrow in Tulsa on March 27, when he used an AR-15 rifle to shoot Jakob Woodruff, Jacob Redfearn, and Maxwell Cook. Jack Thorp, Wagoner County Assistant District Attorney told the Associated Press (AP):”It is the opinion of this office that Zachary Peters...
  • Wagoner County DA declines charges against homeowner's son

    04/03/2017 12:35:52 PM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 61 replies
    Fox 23 ^ | Apr 3, 2017 - 12:19 PM
    No charges to be filed against Mr. AR15.
  • Invaders Break in Marine Vet's Home - One of Them is Dead, the Other in the Hospital

    04/03/2017 11:57:14 AM PDT · by ReformedMedia · 24 replies
    Guns in the News ^ | 04-03-2017 | Tim Brown
    A Marine veteran in Salt Lake City had his door kicked in just after 3am and two men dressed in black entered his apartment.  One of them didn't make it out because he was shot dead. Marine veteran Brian Sant lived in the apartment that two men broke into during the early morning hours on Thursday.  He had just finished working a late shift and was still awake in his living room and his 29-year-old son had gone to bed, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.  Another unnamed adult was also inside the apartment at the time. Puleaga Danny Tupu,...
  • Kansas Supreme Court Upholds Separation of Powers at Self Defense Hearings

    04/02/2017 5:49:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    ammoland ^ | 21 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The Kansas Supreme Court held that courts are independent of the state's executive branch, when ruling on immunity from prosecution for self defense.In the case before the court, the self defense claim was very strong. Immunity from prosecution was granted. The state appealed, arguing that the judge was required to look at the evidence in the way most favorable to the prosecutor's case. From cjonline.com: The state’s highest court rejected a tougher standard set by a lower court for determining when someone can avoid prosecution for wounding or killing another person. The state Court of Appeals had said trial...
  • Suspect’s wife says she was shooter outside UW event for Milo Yiannopoulos

    03/30/2017 8:41:14 AM PDT · by SSS Two · 21 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | March 28, 2017 at 5:18 pm | By Steve Miletich
    Elizabeth Hokoana shot a protester because she believed her husband, Marc Hokoana, was in imminent danger of death or serious injury during a Jan. 20 demonstration at the University of Washington, her attorney says. The wife of the man initially suspected of shooting and wounding a protester during a January demonstration at the University of Washington has told police and prosecutors that she was the person who fired, her attorney said Tuesday. In an interview with The Seattle Times, the attorney, Steve Wells, said his client, Elizabeth Hokoana, shot the protester because she believed her husband, Marc Hokoana, was in...
  • Slain teen suspects identified after Wagoner County shooting (Homeowner w/AR15 stops 3 thieves)

    03/29/2017 6:12:46 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 74 replies
    Fox23 ^ | Updated: Mar 28, 2017 - 10:33 PM | cnn staff
    hree teens are dead after an alleged home invasion attempt reportedly ended in a shooting Monday. It happened near 91st and 241st East Avenue in the Wagoner County part of Broken Arrow. According to officials with the Wagoner County Sheriff's Office, three masked people broke into the house through the back door with the intent of burglarizing the home. Officials say the homeowner's young adult son killed all three with an AR-15. Though they initially believed the son was 19, they now say he was 23-year-old Zach Peters. The homeowner was also home, but officials say he was not involved....
  • Swedish police with new strategy - drop investigating serious crimes

    03/25/2017 10:47:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    Speisa ^ | 3/25/2017
    Investigators have been ordered to investigate traffic violations instead of other more serious crimes, as "Project Alcatraz" has been launched. Police now fear even more crime. Swedish police are becoming less able to solve crimes, which is becoming an embarrassment for the national police chief, Dan Eliasson, who apparently now fears for his job. There is growing internal criticism against the police management, which is believed to engage in a "pinnjakt" to keep Eliasson as the national police chief, writes DN. The National Police in Stockholm, this week launched "Project Alcatraz," which goal is to increase the percentage of solved...
  • Video of Black Florida Concealed Handgun Permit Holder Saving life of White Sheriff Deputy

    03/19/2017 5:31:27 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 13 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | March 19, 2017 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    On March 15th, 2017, the Florida State Attorney's Office released a video of Ashad Russell, a Florida resident with a concealed handgun permit, fatally shooting another man, Edward Strother, who was attacking a Lee County, Florida Sheriff Deputy Dean Bardes. Prosecutors had cleared Russell of criminal charges on February 15th, 2017. The shooting was found justified because the deputy's life was determined to be in danger. The case stems from an incident that occurred on November 15, 2016. The Florida State Attorney's Office just released cell phone video of the event. Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott wrote this on his...
  • Murder or Self-Defense if Officer Is Killed in Raid?

    03/18/2017 5:10:20 PM PDT · by Theoria · 54 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 18 March 2017 | Kevin Sack
    With battering rams and flash-bang grenades, SWAT teams fuel the risk of violence as they forcibly enter suspects’ homes. Five months and 85 miles apart, two cases took starkly divergent legal paths. Joshua Aaron Hall had been a resident of the Burleson County Jail for about a week when he requested a meeting with Gene Hermes, the sheriff’s investigator who had locked him up for violating probation. The stocky lawman arrived in the featureless interview room on the morning of Dec. 13, 2013, placed his soda cup on the table and apologized for not getting there sooner. He asked in...