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  • Senate Democrats Propose Bill That Would Criminalize Armed Church Security

    02/17/2024 10:10:38 AM PST · by Morgana · 60 replies
    Protestia ^ | February 17, 2024 | Paul Brown
    A recent Lifeway survey of Protestant pastors shows that armed congregants protect more than 50% of protestant churches. While these security arrangements vary in their level of sophistication on a church-by-church basis, nearly the same number of pastors who report the use of armed congregants report that there is an intentional plan in place to prepare for threats posed by an active shooter. Though various state and local laws currently regulate and limit the use of concealed carry weapons by church security teams in various locale, a proposed federal law would criminalize the preparations made by many armed church security...
  • Packing Services: Federal Judge Rules Ban on Guns in Post Offices is Unconstitutional

    01/14/2024 11:38:40 AM PST · by zeugma · 22 replies
    Jonathan Turley blog ^ | 01/14/24 | Jonathan Turley
    In Florida, U.S. District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle has ruled that the federal law prohibiting people from possessing firearms inside post offices is unconstitutional. The ruling is based on the 2022 Supreme Court ruling New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen recognized a person’s right to carry a handgun in public for self-defense.The case concerned Emmanuel Ayala, a U.S. Postal Service truck driver, who had a concealed weapons permit and held a Smith & Wesson 9mm handgun in a fanny pack for self-defense. When police tried to stop him, he ran and struggled with officers. While dismissing the...
  • Ohio sees drop in gun crimes across major cities after permitless carry law, study shows

    01/04/2024 1:43:03 PM PST · by george76 · 24 replies
    WOIO ^ | Jan. 3, 2024 | Gabby Hart
    CLEVELAND, Ohio - Contrary to concerns from some local leaders, a new study shows a decrease in gun crimes across six of Ohio’s eight largest cities following the implementation of the state’s “constitutional carry” law. The research, conducted by the Center for Justice Research (CJR) in partnership with Bowling Green State University, analyzed data from June 2021 to June 2023, covering a year before and after the law went into effect in June 2022. It focused on crimes involving firearms, verified gunshot-detection alerts, and the number of officers struck by gunfire. The findings revealed: Overall Decline: Across all eight cities,...
  • Texas woman shoots dead 14-year-old boy after 'he tried to break in through her window' while her four younger daughters were home

    12/23/2023 7:51:25 PM PST · by Morgana · 56 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | December 23, 2023 | Kamal Sultan
    A woman in Texas who shot dead a 14-year-old boy that tried to break into the home she shares with her four daughters has said the incident left her 'devastated'. Aleah Wallace saw Devin Baker attempting to open her eight-year-old girl's bedroom window in Fort Worth on December 14 and fatally shot him. 'I'm devastated that he was 14. I hate that. I literally do. And I'm so sorry. But at that point, I had to think about my babies,' she told Fox 4. Police have not filed any charges against her over the shooting but the case has been...
  • Buckshot vs Slug: What’s Best for Self-Defense?

    12/19/2023 4:39:33 PM PST · by DoodleBob · 131 replies
    Ammo ^ | December 18, 2023 | Chris Dwulet
    The 12 gauge shotgun is considered by many as one of the most versatile firearms for both big game hunting and self-defense. A shotgun’s stopping power is unmatched, and it offers homeowners, hunters, and law enforcement an incredibly potent platform for both long and close-range engagements. However, many shooters question what type of shotgun shells to load into their home defense shotgun? Buckshot or slugs?A load of buckshot is devastating at close range while a shotgun slug allows for target engagement at longer ranges. Both types of shotgun loads are incredibly effective at harvesting big game and for self-defense. However,...
  • Liberal America is Embracing Firearms

    12/12/2023 7:19:53 AM PST · by george76 · 27 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Dec 11, 2023 | James Bickerton
    The proportion of registered Democrats who have a firearm in their home has jumped significantly over the past few years.. rising crime in urban areas could be behind the increase. In November 2023 the survey found 41 percent of Democrats said they live in a household with a gun, up from 33 percent in a similar survey .. in August 2019. Notably, 33 percent of Democrats also said they lived with a gun in a similar NBC survey conducted in March 2004, indicating the sharp rise has been concentrated over the past four years. ... The data also showed a...
  • California Father Who Bravely Defended His Family Against Masked Intruders Comes Forward and Reveals His Gun Permit Has Been REVOKED for an Alarming Reason

    11/17/2023 9:52:18 AM PST · by Red Badger · 68 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Nov. 17, 2023 11:40 am | By Cullen Linebarger
    The Gateway Pundit reported last week about an unnamed Los Angeles father who turned the tables on masked intruders threatening his family. Since then he has identified himself and revealed some news that will leave your blood boiling. This week Vince Ricci appeared in a video for the National Rifle Association, which he is a member of, and said that the state of California has has suspended his constitutional right to own a firearm. After successfully defending my home and my family and my five-month-old child, California has now decided to suspend my Second Amendment rights. WATCH: VIDEO AT LINK...............
  • ‘We don’t feel safe.’ As antisemitism threat rises, South Florida’s Jews arm themselves

    11/12/2023 5:41:23 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 47 replies
    American Military News ^ | Shira Moolten
    “To be honest with you, I hate guns,” Peter, 76, shouted over the sound of gunshots Saturday afternoon as his wife took aim at a target at Gun World in Deerfield Beach. “But it’s better us than someone else.” The Jewish couple had arrived for their Intro to Handguns lesson with Florida Firearms Training about noon. Peter, who asked to keep his last name private for safety reasons, had shot a rifle decades ago; his wife had never shot a gun before. By the end of the day they would be returning home with one. So would Justine Youngleson, 58,...
  • Vermont was recently rated as the safest state. And Vermont lets anyone carry a gun, even without a permit.

    11/05/2023 3:32:43 PM PST · by grundle · 56 replies
    Wordpress ^ | November 5, 2023 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Vermont was recently rated as the safest state:Source: https://studyfinds.org/safest-states-usa/And Vermont lets anyone carry a gun, even without a permit.Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_laws_in_Vermont
  • (Video) What Can You Do (Legally)If a Mob Surrounds Your Car?

    11/04/2023 1:10:33 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 43 replies
    PatriotandLiberty ^ | 2023 | Washington Gun Law
    Washington Gun Law President, William Kirk, discusses a recent video that has been kicking around in the virtual universe which shows an elderly gentleman get surrounded by an angry mob of pro-Palestinian protestors who decided to start smashing his car. This leads us to one of the most common questions we get here at Washington Gun Law which is what can you do when you find you and your car surrounded by an angry mob? The answer is much more complicated than you might think so learn more and arm yourself with education today.Reviewer: It’s astounding that we’ve reached a...
  • VP Harris: Follow Australia's example, confiscate American's guns

    10/27/2023 8:28:30 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 131 replies
    MSN ^ | 10/27/2023 | CM Chaney
    during a speech on Thursday, Vice President Kamala Harris praised Australia’s strict gun control laws, which include a ban on automatic and semi-automatic firearms and a mandatory buyback program that removed nearly 700,000 privately-owned firearms from circulation in the 1990s. “In our country today, the leading cause of death of American children is gun violence. Gun violence has terrorized and traumatized so many of our communities in the United States,” Harris said. “And let us be clear, it does not have to be this way – as our friends in Australia have demonstrated.” Unlike in the U.S., Australian citizens do...
  • The ATF Is a Rogue Agency That Needs to Be Abolished

    10/24/2023 12:10:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Red State. ^ | October 23, 2023 | Matt Funicello
    In July of 2022, the Supreme Court, in a landmark 6-3 decision, ruled that the EPA overstepped its authority by creating rules and regulations regarding forcing power plants to transition to clean or renewable energy sources. SCOTUS ruled that the EPA, in effect, created rules that carry the same weight as laws passed by Congress, thus violating Article I of the Constitution, which states that all legislative powers shall be granted to Congress only. Thus making Congress the only body that can introduce and pass legislation, not a state or federal agency. The court says it [the EPA] is protecting...
  • Ben Gvir’s ministry to buy 10,000 guns for civilian security teams. ( Israel )

    10/15/2023 10:03:47 AM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 10 October 2023
    National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir announces his ministry is purchasing 10,000 rifles in order to arm civilian security teams, specifically those in towns close to borders, as well as mixed Jewish-Arab cities and West Bank settlements. The minister, who heads the far-right Otzma Yehudit party, says 4,000 assault rifles have already been bought from an Israeli manufacturer and will be distributed immediately. Helmets and bulletproof vests have also been acquired and will be distributed along with the assault rifles. Ben Gvir said the weapons and equipment will be distributed to “hundreds of towns that have civilian security teams linked...
  • Why were Israelis so defenseless against Hamas terrorists going house-to-house killing and raping?

    10/10/2023 8:55:34 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 39 replies
    Leo Hohmann ^ | 10/10/23 | Leo Hohmann
    Let this be an object lesson for Americans: Never give up your Second Amendment rights! By now you’ve all seen the horrifying images from Israel over the weekend. People being murdered in their homes. Women being pulled out of vehicles by their hair and raped. Men being dragged behind vehicles to their deaths. Spat upon. Executed. The victims called the police and military, which did not arrive on most of the bloody scenes for two hours or more. Looking at these images of carnage, many of us have asked, why didn’t the Israelis fight back? Many of us, myself included,...
  • When Americans Do the Job Their Police Won’t Do

    10/10/2023 5:49:55 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10 Oct, 2023 | John Klar
    Recent instances of Vermont store-goers detaining and even assaulting would-be thieves reveal growing societal tensions seeded by progressive policies. Recent instances of Vermont store-goers detaining and even assaulting would-be thieves reveal growing societal tensions seeded by progressive policies. Vermont’s law enforcement services are anemic due to anti-police rhetoric, racialization of courts, and lax prosecutorial policies. Vermont is not enforcing basic criminal laws, as gang-related violence and property crimes transform communities, drug overdoses skyrocket, and businesses are compromised. Citizens are tired of being victimized by government failure: many are taking matters into their own hands. On September 6, customers restrained a...
  • A Restraining Order Didn't Stop This Assailant, a Woman's Gun Did

    10/06/2023 6:09:25 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    Red State. ^ | October 05, 2023 | Jeff Charles
    On September 28, a woman found herself in a domestic violence situation and was forced to take drastic measures to defend her life. The incident, which occurred at her apartment in Wilmington, North Carolina, further illustrates how important it is for women to be armed – especially when it comes to situations involving domestic violence. ... Anthony Parker, the woman’s estranged husband, physically assaulted her, but lost his life when she used her gun to stop him. Wilmington police continue to investigate a suspected domestic violence-related shooting that claimed the life of Anthony Parker on the night of Sept. 28....
  • Moment YouTube prankster Tanner Cook's stunt goes badly wrong when shopper he is targeting pulls out a gun and shoots him in the chest

    10/02/2023 5:31:26 AM PDT · by DoodleBob · 105 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | October 2, 2023 | Rachal Bunyan
    This is the shocking moment a 21-year-old YouTuber prankster's stunt went badly wrong when a deliver driver he was targeting pulled out a gun and shot him in the chest. Video shows Tanner Cook, 21, who runs the Classified Goons YouTube channel, harassing Alan Colie as he picked up a food order at the Dulles Town Center mall in Sterling, Virginia, on April 2. Cook can be seen following Colie around the mall while thrusting his phone in his face as it plays the bizarre phrase, 'Hey dips**t, quit thinking about my twinkle' multiple times using a Google Translate app....
  • Michigan Vigilante Pedophile Hunter Killed as He Confronts Alleged Suspect

    10/01/2023 7:47:04 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 35 replies
    The Messinger ^ | October 1, 2023 | Zachary Rogers
    40-year-old Michigan man who was known for his vigilante work that exposed child predators was shot to death on Friday night in Detroit. The Oakland County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) says that Robert Lee of Pontiac was at Universal Coney Island that night confronting a person he believed was a pedophile at a restaurant, WJBK reports. Lee often used social media to pose as underage girls in an effort to expose and catch pedophiles, according to the Detroit News. He went by the name “Boopac Shakur” on Facebook and has more than 11,000 followers on the platform. The man Lee accused...
  • Germany: Students arm themselves in city of Halle as violent robberies soar, parents describe ‘broken police force’

    09/24/2023 7:53:46 AM PDT · by george76 · 44 replies
    Remix News ^ | September 22, 2023 | JOHN CODY
    Organized gangs, many of them made up of foreigners, have targeted children in Halle’s schools for years, with the police recording hundreds of such cases. However, there is now a citizens’ initiative in the German city that has begun patrolling the area, and students are arming themselves for self-defense purposes as they lose faith in the police to protect the young victims. The city, located in the state of Saxony-Anhalt, has seen highly troubling statistics emerge regarding the robbery of students, with Die Welt reporting that in just a matter of two years, there have been 203 such robbery offenses...
  • Armed woman who defended herself against 'drunk' roommate celebrates legal win

    09/15/2023 12:17:26 PM PDT · by CFW · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/15/23 | Emma Colton
    Female long-haul trucker Maybi Izquierdo said she spent her birthday in jail last year after using her gun to defend herself at home against an aggressive male roommate. One year later, her case in California has been dismissed, and she’s reflecting on how the Second Amendment helped protect her from violence and the unexpected. "I think I cried," Izquierdo told Fox News Digital of her Sept. 25, 2022 arrest. "I wanted to talk to my mom. I wanted to talk to my dad … and let them know what happened." [snip] "When I went to close the door of the...