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  • South Africa: Using Only Pistols, Local Militia Stops 15 Armed Robbers with AK-47s Who Blew Up Armored Truck

    09/23/2023 2:02:32 PM PDT · by CFW · 23 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/23/23 | Richard Abelson
    On Thursday, 9/21, local farmer militiamen in South Africa stopped a gang of 15 armed robbers armed with AK-47s who had just robbed an armored car, killing the driver. The local volunteers apprehended the fugitives after a high-speed chase, including a dangerous Mozambican criminal wanted for murder of a police officer. The robbery took place in Hoedspruit (Hat Springs) outside Polokwane in Limpopo Province, which were named Pietersburg and North Transvaal by the original settlers before the campaign to ethnically cleanse the Afrikaner language and culture from South Africa. Heavily armed attacks on armored cars are so common in South...
  • Ohio murder suspect breaks into Georgia home, meets family man with firearm

    09/16/2023 1:00:28 PM PDT · by CFW · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/16/23 | Chris Pandolfo
    An Ohio man wanted for the murder of a 77-year-old woman was shot by a man defending his family during a home invasion on Thursday, according to the Fayette County Sheriff's Office. Michael James Brooks II, of Columbus, Ohio, was hospitalized Friday for injuries sustained during the home invasion. When he is released from medical care, he will face charges for burglary, home invasion and theft by receiving in Georgia and murder charges in Ohio, police said. Investigators said Brooks has an extensive criminal history. He is wanted in connection with the fatal stabbing of Emily Foster, which occurred on...
  • Ninth Circuit rebukes lawmakers, grants injunction against California law targeting gun marketing

    09/13/2023 11:56:38 AM PDT · by CFW · 24 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 9/13/23 | Cam Edwards
    A California law ostensibly aimed at restricting the marketing of firearms to minors infringes on the free speech rights of adults, according to a three-judge panel on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. In its ruling handed down on Thursday morning, the panel vacated a lower court decision denying an injunction against the law’s enforcement and delivered a resounding win for both First and Second Amendment advocates. Writing for the majority, Judge Kenneth Lee ruled that the law forbidding marketing and advertising firearms that “reasonably appear to be attractive to minors” is likely to infringe on the First Amendment, given...
  • VIDEO: CNN Hammers New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, Reads Constitution to Her

    09/13/2023 5:40:49 AM PDT · by Reno89519 · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 12, 2023 | AWR Hawkins
    CNN’s Poppy Harlow interviewed New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) on Tuesday and cornered her, reading the New Mexico Constitution to her on-air and asking if her ban on concealed carry violates the Constitution. Harlow read from Article II, Section 6, of New Mexico’s Constitution, saying, “No law shall abridge the right of the citizen to keep and bear arms for security and defense…No municipality or county shall regulate, in any way, an incident of the right to keep and bear arms.” She then asked Grisham, “Are you not in violation of both the U.S. Constitution and your state’s...
  • Failed California horse show producer arrested at Starbucks after allegedly trying to have estranged husband murdered

    08/31/2023 7:08:36 AM PDT · by devane617 · 11 replies
    lawandcrime ^ | 08/31/2023
    A woman known for her involvement with her husband in a failed multi-million dollar horse show venture in California more than a decade ago is now accused of offering a friend millions of dollars to kill her estranged spouse. According to the criminal complaint obtained by Law&Crime, 42-year-old Tatyana Natasha Remley between July 1 and Aug. 2 — months after she and her husband separated — “did unlawfully solicit another to commit and join in the commission of the murder of a human being,” namely Mark Remley. Prosecutors in the San Diego District Attorney’s Office also alleged that Tatyana Remley...
  • Phoenix gun donation to Ukraine could endanger city's state funding

    08/23/2023 6:23:44 AM PDT · by CFW · 20 replies
    TheCentersquare ^ | 9/22/23 | Cole Lauterbach
    A pair of Prescott area lawmakers have put Attorney General Kris Mayes on the clock to figure out if City of Phoenix officials broke state laws by sending up to 600 seized firearms to police forces in Ukraine. State Reps. Quang Nguyen, R-Prescott Valley, and Selina Bliss, R-Prescott, on Monday requested a "Senate Bill 1487" investigation, named after the process's initial bill filing, from Mayes as to whether the city's decision to ship 500-600 seized firearms to the Ukrainian Arsenal of Liberty is legal. The city approved the plan in June. Per Arizona law, Mayes has 30 days to issue...
  • Business Owner Almost Becomes Robbery Victim, Then He Pulls His Gun

    08/18/2023 2:52:45 AM PDT · by CFW · 26 replies
    Red State ^ | 8/17/23 | Jeff Charles
    Another incident has surfaced in which a responsible gun owner used his firearm to defend himself. This story took place in Houston and involves a business owner who almost became the victim of a violent robbery. The situation began when two robbers attempted to “jug” the business owner. Jugging refers to a technique used by criminals to rob people while they are withdrawing large sums of cash from a bank or ATM. Typically, the offenders surveil their targets as they make their transactions before striking. In this case, the “juggers” attempted to rob the wrong person: [snip] After he was...
  • Kyle Rittenhouse starts gun rights group

    08/17/2023 4:12:17 PM PDT · by CFW · 16 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 8/17/23 | Tom Knighton
    There are few people who can quite express what it’s like to need a firearm when a mob is chasing you like Kyle Rittenhouse. As a 17-year-old, he found himself in that situation and pulled the trigger when he needed to. Some claim he didn’t, but a jury of his peers found otherwise, and to be honest, it never should have gotten that far. Since then, he’s sort of enjoyed the life of a celebrity in political circles. After all, he was to be sacrificed on the altar of political necessity, only he actually slipped away again. Now, he’s turning...
  • Arizona woman shoots, kills registered sex offender attempting to break into her home

    08/17/2023 2:50:35 PM PDT · by CFW · 52 replies
    Fox ^ | 8/17/23 | Greg Wehner
    A Tucson, Arizona, woman took matters into her own hands by shooting and killing a registered sex offender who attempted to break into her home, according to reports. FOX 10 in Phoenix reported that the incident occurred at about 2 p.m. on Aug. 11 at a home near Garvey and Pyle Roads. The Pima County Sheriff’s Department said a 54-year-old woman was home alone, when 42-year-old Jayson Magrum allegedly tried to break into her home. The woman saw what was happening and started yelling for Magrum to leave, but he reportedly continued to gain access to the home. "The female...
  • Mother of man accused of threatening Biden, Whitmer charged in purchases of firearms

    08/10/2023 8:40:12 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/10/2023 | ELLA LEE
    The mother of a Michigan man accused of threatening President Biden and other prominent Democrats has been charged with making false statements when purchasing firearms later found in her son’s possession. Prosecutors claim in charging documents unsealed Tuesday that Michelle Berka, 56, knowingly lied when she bought five guns and said they were for her, when really they were for someone else. The indictment does not say to whom Berka gave the firearms, but her son was arrested in March with four of the same guns. Randall Berka II was charged earlier this year with illegally possessing firearms after having...
  • IN-DEPTH: Supreme Court Rulings Chip Away at Power of Federal Agencies

    07/28/2023 3:49:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | July 27, 2023 | Michael Clements
    Two recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions are victories for anyone dealing with government administrative agencies, say lawyers interested in the cases. One constitutional scholar warns that the decisions are only the first steps in the fight to maintain our form of democracy. “Administrative power is the greatest threat to our constitutional rights,” Phillip Hamburger, a Columbia University School of Law law professor and CEO of the New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA), told The Epoch Times. Mr. Hamburger is the author of “Is Administrative Law Unlawful?” a treatise on the dangers of administrative law. Lawyers interviewed by The Epoch Times believe...
  • Cops shoot two bystanders while killing New Mexico knifeman who stabbed Good Samaritan

    07/22/2023 6:14:18 AM PDT · by CFW · 55 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/21/23 | Noa Halff
    Shocking new video footage shows the moment New Mexico police officers shot two bystanders while taking down a 25-year-old man who stabbed a Good Samaritan in the neck after being offered a free meal last month. Officers Brenda Johnson, Eric Wilensky, Violet Baca and Christian Cordova fatally shot Jeramiah Salyards, 25, while also shooting two unnamed bystanders - striking one victim at least four times, causing serious injuries. [snip] At one point, Salyards appeared to try to stand up while police fired another two gunshots at him, leading him to collapse on the sidewalk. Following the shooting, one officer mistakenly...
  • Experts "puzzled" by drop in Brazil's homicide rate amidst rise in gun ownership

    07/21/2023 8:35:02 PM PDT · by CFW · 27 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 7/21/23 | Cam Edwards
    Former Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro made loosening the nation’s restrictive gun control laws one of his administration’s top priorities, much to the chagrin of anti-gun advocates who warned that the country’s already sky-high homicide rates would get even worse if average citizens could keep and (in some cases) carry a firearm for self-defense. As it turns out, the opposite has happened, with homicide rates declining to the lowest level in more than a decade, and now the Associated Press reports that “experts are puzzled” by the fact that more guns hasn’t resulted in more crime. "About 47,500 people were slain...
  • Michigan Court of Appeals Upholds Ban on Guns at University of Michigan

    07/21/2023 4:52:03 PM PDT · by CFW · 25 replies
    Reason ^ | 7/21/23 | EUGENE VOLOKH
    From Wade v. Univ. of Michigan, decided yesterday by the Michigan Court of Appeals (Judges Mark Cavanagh and Deborah Servitto); the ban covered all university property, which I take it includes dorms and open spaces: "In Bruen, the Court stated that it was "settled" that arms carrying could be prohibited consistent with the Second Amendment in locations that are "sensitive places." The Court explained that, although the historical record showed relatively few 18th and 19th century "sensitive places," such as legislative assemblies, polling places, and courthouses, there was no dispute regarding the lawfulness of prohibitions on carrying firearms in sensitive...
  • Texas man shoots, kills 2, allegedly defending himself at ATM: 'Robbery that didn't go well for robbers'

    07/09/2023 1:12:21 AM PDT · by CFW · 33 replies
    Fox news ^ | 7/9/23 | Sarah Rumpf-Whiddon
    Authorities in Texas believe a man who shot and killed two people was acting in self-defense after two men allegedly attempted to rob him while he was taking money out of an ATM. In a press conference, the San Antonio Police Department's Chief William McManus said that on Friday, July 7 at approximately 1 p.m., a man in his 20s went to a Chase Bank about 15 minutes from downtown San Antonio, Texas. Police said that the unidentified man drove up to a drive-by ATM to withdraw money and saw two people drive towards him who attempted to rob him....
  • United States Files Forfeiture Action Against Over Nine Thousand Rifles and Over 700,000 Rounds of Ammunition Enroute from Iran to Yemen

    07/06/2023 6:02:29 PM PDT · by CFW · 25 replies
    Justice Department ^ | 7/6/23 | staff
    The Justice Department today announced the filing of a forfeiture complaint against over 9,000 rifles, 284 machine guns, approximately 194 rocket launchers, over 70 anti-tank guided missiles and over 700,000 rounds of ammunition that the U.S. Navy seized in transit from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) to militant groups in Yemen. “The government of Iran, through its Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, remains bent on smuggling weapons of war to militant groups in violation of U.S. sanctions and international law,” said Assistant Attorney General Matthew G. Olsen of the Justice Department’s National Security Division. “As this seizure demonstrates, the Department...
  • Gun sales top 1 million for 47 straight months, pro-gun group says

    07/05/2023 4:47:39 AM PDT · by CFW · 11 replies
    Just the News ^ | 7/4/23 | Ben Whedon
    Gun sales topped 1 million in June, marking the 47th straight month of record gun sales. The National Shooting Sports Foundation said that 1,110,696 background checks were for gun purchases of the 2,152,187 conducted in June, according to the Washington Examiner. The rest were for the right to carry in public places and other security permits. "Americans have another million reasons to celebrate this Independence Day. More than 1.1 million times in June, Americans exercised their Second Amendment rights to lawfully purchase a firearm," NSSF spokesman Mark Oliva said. "That extends the streak to 47 continuous months that background checks...
  • Firearms and Ammunition

    06/23/2023 4:16:59 PM PDT · by marktwain · 34 replies ^ | Current | Alaska Fish and Game Department
    Firearms and Ammunition There are no simple answers when it comes to selecting a firearm and accompanying ammunition. How accurately you shoot is far more important than the type of rifle, cartridge, and bullet you choose. Alaska has some very large game animals, including 1600-pound mature bull moose and 1500-pound coastal brown bears. Moose or brown bear hit in the gut with a large caliber magnum rifle such as the popular .338 Winchester® Magnum is wounded and just as likely to escape as if it had been hit with a small caliber rifle such as the .243 Winchester®. The bore...
  • Attention Atlanta GA area Freepers: Metro police department to hold gun buyback weekend event

    06/22/2023 12:26:55 PM PDT · by CFW · 22 replies
    wsbtv2 ^ | 6/22/23 | self
    CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. — In the metro Atlanta area, a county police department is set to hold an all-day gun buyback Event on the weekend. The Clayton County Police Department will hold the buyback on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the department headquarters in Jonesboro. According to the department, payment for the guns bought will be given through gift cards in $25 increments. Flyers for the event show pricing for different types of guns and related items. Here are the prices listed on the event flyer: $100 for rifles $75 for handguns $25 for broken frames and...
  • The Feds Want to Take Your Guns While Stockpiling Weapons, Ammo, and Tactical Gear

    06/02/2023 8:18:08 AM PDT · by CFW · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6/1/23 | LINCOLN BROWN
    It’s no secret that the Democrat Party, also currently known as the Federal Government, is opposed to an armed citizenry. And as someone who has been shot at, I understand that not everyone should own a gun. But it is telling that those in favor of total disarmament always look past the motivations and the mindset of the shooters in question. One could argue that the uptick in violence across the country is the result of a decline in behavior and expectations and the blessing of criminal behavior by state and local authorities. When societal norms break down, violence is...