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  • Philadelphia would-be carjacker shot at by licensed gun owner while attempting to steal car: police

    01/31/2023 2:38:39 PM PST · by grundle · 19 replies
    Fox News via Yahoo ^ | January 31, 2023 | Bradford Betz
    An attempted carjacking in Philadelphia was thwarted by a licensed gun owner who fired back at the would-be thief, police said. The confrontation occurred just after 11 p.m. Saturday in the 1800 block of Mascher Street. 26th District Officers responded to a person with a gun report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers met two men, ages 26 and 29, who said a Black male of a thin build wearing a black ski mask and all-black clothing opened a car door and pointed a gun at them. One of the men retrieved his gun and fired three shots at the...
  • Two Saggy-Pants Thugs Carjack ‘Helpless’ Woman, Find Out It Was a BIG Mistake

    01/29/2023 2:47:41 PM PST · by montag813 · 94 replies
    RNN ^ | 01-28-2023 | Jim Clayborn
    A shocking story has emerged out of Clearwater, Florida, where two saggy-pants-wearing thugs carjacked a woman and her son in the parking lot of a Bank of America. The story went viral after the fed-up “helpless” woman they targeted turned the tables on them. The punks definitely realized their big mistake too late. A Clearwater, Florida, woman shot two thieves attempting to carjack her, resulting in the death of one of the suspects and a second-degree murder charge for the other. Now, many people are applauding her efforts to protect herself, her son, and her property from a couple of...
  • Judge issues order blocking Illinois semiautomatic gun ban

    01/21/2023 5:31:51 AM PST · by rellimpank · 16 replies
    AP via msn ^ | 21 jan 2023
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A judge issued a temporary restraining order Friday blocking the new Illinois law banning assault-style weapons and high-capacity magazines. Effingham County Judge Joshua Morrison issued the order after former Republican candidate for attorney general Tom DeVore sued to block the law. DeVore said he’s representing hundreds of people from dozens of counties who argue the law violates their constitutional rights. Morrison’s ruling only applies to 850 plaintiffs listed in the lawsuit in Effingham County and four licensed gun dealers.
  • SHOT Show: FBI NICS Update

    01/20/2023 9:29:40 AM PST · by rktman · 11 replies ^ | 1/18/2023 | Ryan Petty
    At SHOT Show University, the FBI provided an update on the Nation Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). What they shared was staggering and sure to make the anti-gunners throw up their hands in frustration. For those unfamiliar with NICS, it is a system used by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to conduct background checks on individuals who want to purchase firearms from a licensed firearms dealer in the United States. The NICS system was created in response to the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1993, which required background checks for all firearms sales made through licensed dealers....
  • 'Let go of my kid!' Couple attempts to abduct a child, but armed mother immediately puts the kibosh on kidnapping

    01/18/2023 4:26:11 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 5 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Paul Sacca
    The latest "good guy with a gun" story comes out of Iowa, but it is actually a "good gal with a gun" story. A couple attempted to abduct a child, but an armed mother immediately put the kibosh on the kidnapping attempt. Michael Ernest Ross, 43, and Laurie Lynn Potter, 57, repeatedly walked in front of the entrance to the Hubbell Tower Apartments in Des Moines on Jan. 5. Shay Lindberg – the manager at the Hubbell Tower Apartments – noticed the duo and confronted the couple about lurking around the front door of the building. At the time, Lindberg...
  • Houston activists call for arrest of armed taqueria diner who shot, killed robbery suspect

    01/17/2023 3:17:47 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 103 replies
    Fox News ^ | 17 January 2023 | Louis Casiano |
    Community activists in Houston are calling for a restaurant patron who shot and killed a robbery suspect during a holdup to be arrested, saying he went beyond self-defense despite many calling him a hero. Customers were eating inside a local taqueria when 30-year-old Eric Eugene Washington entered and pointed a pistol at them and demanded cash. As he gathered the cash, an armed patron can be seen on surveillance video getting up from the booth he was sitting in and shooting his pistol at Washington multiple times. "He was within the law when he fired the first initial shots," said...
  • This is why you don't steal purses in Texas

    01/16/2023 3:57:20 PM PST · by grundle · 58 replies
    Not the Bee ^ | January 16, 2022
    Video: around, find out: Texas edition Everything is so Texas here: I don't know if that shot was justified, but the perp got beat up in a sprawling shopping/dining area by crowd that includes a guy in overalls and a lady carrying a blaster... ...and the whole time the Texas ladies filming it were chatting and laughing as the police rolled up. The sign in the background was just the icing on the cake: And the two Texans who shook hands while the perp was being cuffed by the police.
  • Mother Protecting Young Children Fights, Fatally Shoots Paroled Thug Who Forced Into Her Home (Video)

    01/12/2023 5:04:48 PM PST · by montag813 · 41 replies
    RNN ^ | 01-12-2022 | Jim Clayborn
    A mother, protecting her young children, faced off with a crook who forced his way into their home. After the brave woman put up a fight, she fatally shot the suspect, who had a history that will make any reasonable-minded person livid and proved he should have never been let loose on our streets.Robert Rheams came face to face with a mom who was willing to do whatever it took to protect her children. Robert Rheams, a 51-year-old armed robber, met his match when he broke into a Louisiana home early on a Sunday morning and came face to face...
  • Georgia - Armed citizens foil robbery attempt

    01/11/2023 11:11:47 AM PST · by CFW · 23 replies
    WSBRadio ^ | 1/11/23 | Sandra Parrish
    (GILMER COUNTY, Ga.) — Not one, but three armed citizens were able to disarm a robbery suspect attempting to hold up a gas station at gunpoint in North Georgia. When a customer saw 39-year-old Shawn Sutton pull a gun on the clerk at the Ideal Mart in Ellijay, he pulled his own weapon. A second customer then retrieved his gun from his vehicle to assist, and both were able to disarm Sutton. When he tried to escape, a third customer pumping gas came inside with his gun and all three were able to hold him until police arrived
  • Louisiana woman shoots and kills home invasion suspect to protect her children: police

    01/09/2023 10:24:48 PM PST · by CFW · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/9/23 | Greg Wehner
    A Louisiana woman shot and killed a man who broke into her home during the early morning hours on Sunday, according to law enforcement officials. Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office said deputies responded to reports of shots being fired at a residence on Klein Road just after 5 a.m. on Sunday.
  • Robbery Suspect Shot Dead by Armed Customer at Houston Taqueria (VIDEO)

    01/07/2023 6:18:56 PM PST · by grundle · 77 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 7, 2023 | Cristina Laila
    Video at, Texas – An armed robber was shot to death by a patron at a taqueria on S. Gessner just before midnight on Thursday night. Surveillance video shows a male in a black ski mask walking around the taqueria and robbing customers at gunpoint. A bald man seated near the robber jumped into action and shot the suspect dead. According to Houston Police, the Good Samaritan then collected the money from the suspect and gave it back to the robbery victims. Houston Police want to speak to the man who shot the suspect, but he has not been...
  • HPD: Robber shot, killed by customer at taqueria in SW Houston

    01/07/2023 11:54:16 AM PST · by lowbridge · 86 replies ^ | January 6, 2023 | Brittany Ford, Ugochi Iloka, Jaime E. Galvan
    A customer at Ranchito Taqueria shot and killed a man who robbed the restaurant in southwest Houston late Thursday night, according to the Houston Police Department. It happened just before 11:30 p.m. Thursday at the restaurant on S. Gessner near Bellaire Boulevard. Houston police said the armed man in a mask came inside the restaurant, demanding money and wallets from customers. However, as he was leaving, one of those customers shot the suspect. The incident was caught on surveillance video. Houston police also released surveillance photos of the customer who shot the robber in the video. Investigators said he is...
  • Attempted armed robbery in Marathon County ends in attacker's death, police say

    01/03/2023 8:50:37 PM PST · by grundle · 30 replies
    Wausau Daily Herald via Yahoo ^ | January 3, 2022 | Karen Madden
    ELDERON − A 79-year-old man police say was the target of a robbery early Tuesday morning shot and killed his attacker. At 2:37 a.m. Tuesday, a resident of Elderon, which is about 30 miles southeast of Wausau, reported he was assaulted and stabbed as he got out of his vehicle in his garage, according to the Marathon County Sheriff's Office. Officials believe the suspected attacker followed the man home from a local establishment. The 79-year-old man had a gun and fired one shot that hit the suspect, before the suspect wrestled the gun away from him. The suspect, who had...
  • Caught On Video Armed Atlanta Woman Shoots At Criminals Ambushing Her At Her Apartment

    01/03/2023 5:50:05 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 21 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2 January 2023 | Colion Noir
    Atlanta Defensive Gun Use Two women were attacked in Atlanta by alleged robbers who suddenly regretted their actions after learning that the women were armed. After being seen by a nearby camera, the entire incident quickly became popular on social media. Dameka Malcolm, one of the accused suspects, has subsequently been detained on counts of felony aggravated assault, armed robbery, and possession of guns.
  • Woman shoots, kills suspect with own gun in attempted carjacking, police say

    12/12/2022 6:28:55 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 33 replies
    KOMO ^ | December 8th 2022 | MATTHEW SEEMAN
    LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — A woman shot and killed a suspected carjacker in self-defense in Nevada, according to police, and another suspect has since been arrested.
  • Police: Woman Took Carjacker’s Gun, Shot Him in Head

    12/11/2022 12:58:06 PM PST · by lowbridge · 86 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 11, 2022 | AWR HAWKINS
    A Nevada woman took away a carjacker’s gun in Las Vegas, tried to flee, then ended up shooting the carjacker dead when he tackled her from behind, according to police. FOX News reports that the incident occurred November 19, 2022, but a police report was just released, providing details. FOX 5 notes that the woman and a friend pulled up outside a residence where a party was scheduled to occur. The woman and her friend were early, so they sat in the car to wait for the party to start. While they waited, two men with guns allegedly approached their...
  • Would-Be Robbers Made Their Move On A Concealed Carrying Senior Citizen In Chicago – Learned A Lesson They Will Never Forget

    12/07/2022 2:27:55 PM PST · by thegagline · 68 replies
    Defiant America ^ | Mack Cogburn
    A concealed carry holder shot two teenagers who were trying to rob him Monday morning in Austin, according to Chicago police. The man, 56, was in his car in the 4700 block of West Arthington Avenue when three teens approached in another car just before 6 a.m., police said. The incident unfolded around 6 a.m. in the city’s west side when a vehicle with “three males inside” approached the victim, who was inside his own vehicle, Chicago Police told Fox News Digital in a statement. “One of the individuals got out of the vehicle, pointed a firearm at the victim...
  • Theft from Tractor Supply Store Skids to a Halt as Armed Customer Blows out Getaway Car’s Tire (Video)

    11/28/2022 2:37:40 PM PST · by montag813 · 46 replies
    RNN ^ | 11-28-2022 | Jim Clayborn
    by Jim Clayborn | RNNTwo men attempted a broad-daylight theft from an Alabama Tractor Supply store on Black Friday, but some customers weren't having a bit of it — including one who pulled out his gun and blew out at least one tire on the getaway vehicle. What are the details?Witnesses said the two men were trying to steal merchandise from a Tractor Supply Co. location in Theodore on Friday morning, WPMI-TV reported. Theodore is about 15 minutes southwest of Mobile. Ryan Maxie and his fiancée, Katie Clark, were in the store's parking lot when they heard shots after two...
  • Armed bystander in Florida stops attack on pregnant woman

    12/04/2022 1:09:26 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 4, 2022 2:09pm EST | Michael Lee |
    An armed bystander intervened to stop a brutal attack on a pregnant woman at a Publix parking lot in Florida. ... Danisment continued his attack after the victim, who was 14 weeks pregnant with his child at the time, even after she fell to the ground, stomping on her head and upper body. Police say at the point a witness near the attack believed it was "so brutal in nature" that he feared for the woman's life, spurring him to intervene by pulling out his firearm on Danisment and causing him to stop the attack. Officers responding at the scene...
  • Woman shoots attempted carjacker in head before being shot by his accomplice

    11/25/2022 9:52:14 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 93 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | NOVEMBER 23, 2022 | MUGO ODIGWE
    CHICAGO (CBS)-- A woman who has a concealed carry license took on four armed men who tried to carjack her early Wednesday morning in the Calumet Heights neighborhood. Police said a 23-year-old woman was sitting in her car shortly after 2 a.m. near 89th Street and Kenwood Avenue, when four men got out of a black sedan, and one of them tried to open her car door while flashing a gun. The woman, who has a concealed carry license, shot that man in the head, then ran off from her car. Another of the would-be carjackers shot the woman in...