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  • Glock 30 Review: A Sub-Compact .45 With A Big Bite

    01/10/2021 4:01:07 PM PST · by Onthebrink · 39 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 1/10/2021 | Richard Douglas
    A sub-compact .45 almost seems too good to be true, but Glock listened to the market and released the Glock 30, a concealable pistol with a big bang. Many believe the 30 is the top contender for the modern concealed carry weapon (CCW) 45. Does Glock’s design hold up to the beefy .45 ACP? Find out in my review of the Glock 30 below.
  • 5 Best Guns For Hunting, Self Defense And The Apocalypse

    01/08/2021 6:28:33 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 89 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 1/8/2021 | Richard Douglas
    Hopefully, it doesn’t happen. Hopefully, we are never forced into a bad situation that requires us to rely on a firearm. However, if it ever does come to that, you need to know that you have the tools to put food on the table, keep predators at bay, and defend what is yours. Thankfully, some of these tools are already available to you. I’ve put together a list of five of the most popular utility guns that are reliable, durable, and available on the market. When the going gets tough, these guns will not let you down, and they won’t...
  • Accused Kenosha Gunman Kyle Rittenhouse Pleads Not Guilty On All Charges, Including Intentional Homicide

    01/05/2021 12:50:17 PM PST · by PROCON · 33 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Jan. 5, 2021 | MARLO SAFI
    Kyle Rittenhouse, the 18-year-old accused of killing two people during a riot in Kenosha, Wisconsin, pleaded not guilty Tuesday on all charges filed against him, numerous sources reported.Rittenhouse appeared for the virtual hearing Tuesday, where he pleaded not guilty to six charges, including first degree intentional homicide and attempted intentional homicide, according to the Associated Press.His pre-trial conference is scheduled for March 10, and potential jury selection is scheduled for March 29, according to Fox 6 reporter Angelica Sanchez. His lawyer has reportedly requested more time before the trial.
  • WI: Political Prosecution, Kyle Rittenhouse Charged with Curfew Violation

    01/05/2021 7:50:50 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 31 December, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    Kyle Rittenhouse: Are People under the age of 18 Forbidden from Open Carry in WI? U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- On 25 August 2020, Kyle Rittenhouse was chased and attacked by multiple assailants while attempting to escape them. He shot and killed two of the attackers. He wounded a third, Gaige Grosskruetz, as Grosskruetz lunged at him at close range with a loaded semi-auto handgun Grosskruetz had drawn from concealment.The two white men Rittenhouse killed were violent felons with long criminal histories.Rittenhouse immediately attempted to turn himself into the police but in the chaos and confusion of the ongoing riot was told to...
  • Kyle Rittenhouse now faces curfew charge in addition to existing homicide, firearm charges in Kenosha shooting Rittenhouse shot 3 during protests following Kenosha police shooting of Jacob Blake

    12/30/2020 5:45:47 PM PST · by Jacob Kell · 90 replies
    ABC7Chicago ^ | Wednesday, December 30, 2020 8:26AM | AP
    MILWAUKEE -- Prosecutors have charged a 17-year-old Illinois teen accused of shooting three people during a protest in southeastern Wisconsin this summer with violating curfew that night. Kyle Rittenhouse was charged in August with multiple counts, including reckless and intentional homicide, endangerment and being a minor in possession of a firearm. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that prosecutors added violating curfew the night of the shootings to the list of charges on Monday. The offense is a civil citation punishable by forfeiture.
  • Gun grab sparks 'Defund ATF' movement

    12/22/2020 6:54:08 AM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 19, 2020 | Paul Bedard,
    They are the strongest opponents of defunding the police, but now, conservatives are carving out an exception ⁠— the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. Long considered anti-gun, the agency has provoked alarm with Second Amendment advocates due to the agency’s recent targeting of gunmakers, including a raid this month on a producer of so-called "ghost guns" and this week’s targeting of AR-15-style pistols. With President-elect Joe Biden poised to unleash new gun control measures, fears are heightened that ATF will be the tip of the spear. Marjorie Taylor Greene ... 10 years ago today, U.S. Border Patrol...
  • Statement From Wendy Rittenhouse Regarding FreeKyleUSA

    12/20/2020 3:27:49 PM PST · by outofsalt · 11 replies
    email ^ | 12/20/2020 | Kyle Rittenhouse's Mom
    I want to thank everyone who has supported my family through these difficult times. Your words of encouragement continue to give Kyle and my family strength as we move closer to trial. Because of your kind donations, I was able to welcome Kyle home on November 20, 2020. With the assistance of the #Fightback Foundation, we were able to raise over two million dollars. Donations were used to retain and fund, at least initially, Kyle's defense team and post the outrageous cash bail of two million dollars that finally set him free. We still have a long way to go...
  • AR: 2 Paramedics in Stable Condition After Pine Bluff Shooting Leaves 1 Dead

    12/19/2020 6:19:16 AM PST · by marktwain · 51 replies
    Thin Blue Line ^ | 18 December, 2020 | Zach Heilman
    Pine Bluff, AR -A paramedic fatally shot a suspect after the suspect opened fire hitting the two paramedics on scene. Shortly after 4:30 am on Thursday Pine Bluff police received a call that two paramedics had been shot near 1409 W. 23rd Ave. When police officers arrived on the scene they found paramedic Joshua Godfrey in the back of the ambulance and paramedic John Spriggs on the ground. The paramedics reported to police that they were administering medical attention to the suspect’s girlfriend when the suspect Kevin Curl came at both of them aggressively. Curl pushed Spriggs who then punched...
  • St. Louis Prosecutor Removed from McCloskey Self-Defense Case

    12/16/2020 4:12:17 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 14 December, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    The Charge Against St. Louis Couple for Defending their Home On 10 December 2020, in the Missouri Circuit Court, the Twenty-Second Judicial Circuit (City of St. Louis), Judge Thomas Clark, II, removed Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner from the prosecution of the criminal case against Mark McCloskey. The case before the court did not include Mark's wife, Patricia.The case caught national attention with the video evidence available. According to a St. Louis Today.com article, a motion will be filed to extend the ruling to Patricia:Defense lawyer Joel Schwartz said he’ll file a motion requesting that Stelzer adopt Clark’s ruling in Patricia...
  • Texas Bill Would Require Homeowners To ‘Retreat’ Before Using Deadly Force

    12/11/2020 10:16:12 AM PST · by george76 · 67 replies
    The Police Tribune ^ | December 10, 2020 | Holly Matkin
    Austin, TX – Texas lawmakers are considering a bill that would require homeowners to “retreat” before using deadly force in certain situations. Under Texas’ “castle doctrine,” citizens have the right to use deadly force to defend their “land or tangible, movable property,” KPRC reported. House Bill 196, filed by Rep. Terry Meza (D-Irving) earlier this month, would require homeowners to be “unable to safely retreat” before they could legally use deadly force against a perpetrator. Property owners would also no longer be able to use deadly force to stop aggravated robbery or robbery crimes under the bill, according to KPRC....
  • Insane Democrat Want's to Kill The Texas Castle Doctrine

    12/08/2020 10:49:29 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 39 replies
    Zpatriot ^ | 12 09 2020 | Staff
    Texas has a law that allows a home one to protect themselves and their property. This has long been a target for the left. See Below. In Texas, State Representative Terry Meza (D-Irving) has introduced HB196. Her bill would repeal the state’s “castle doctrine.” This doctrine allows a homeowner to use deadly force against an armed intruder who breaks into his home. Now listen to what she has to say...”I’m not saying that stealing is okay,” Meza explained. “All I’m saying is that it doesn’t warrant a death penalty. Thieves only carry weapons for self-protection and to provide the householder...
  • TMS Live Stream with Matt Bracken - 3PM EST SUNDAY December 6th 2020

    12/06/2020 9:09:40 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 12 replies
    youtube ^ | 6 Dec, 2020 | Fernando Aguirre and guest Matt Bracken
    MATT BRACKEN LIVESTREAM NOTIFICATION. Watch live or watch replay later at the same link. The Modern Survivalist with Fernando Aguirre and guest Matt Bracken (Free Republic's Travis McGee) discuss Trump Valdosta Stop the Steal Rally, election fraud, cultural instability, self defense, preparation and survival skills. The show starts live at 3PM EST. The broadcast usually lasts two hours.
  • Kyle Rittenhouse to Stand Trial on 6 Counts Tied to Kenosha

    12/04/2020 9:53:52 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/04/2020 | Awr Hawkins
    A judge ruled Thursday that 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse will stand trial on six counts tied to events that occurred in Kenosha, Wisconsin, August 25, 2020. Rittenhouse was charged with first-degree intentional homicide, first-degree reckless homicide, and attempted first-degree intentional homicide following the August 25th deaths of Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum in Kenosha, Wisconsin, during riots sparked by the police-involved shooting of Jacob Blake. Rittenhouse allegedly shot three people, two of whom succumbed to their wounds.
  • 'NYPD Blue' Star Doubles Down on Kyle Rittenhouse Defense, Makes Big Promise

    11/26/2020 9:01:53 AM PST · by rktman · 45 replies
    westernjournal.com ^ | 11/25/2020 | Samantha Chang
    Actor Ricky Schroder doubled down on his decision to contribute his own money to help bail out Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenager accused of fatally shooting two men during anti-police rioting in Wisconsin in August. Schroder’s generosity will enable the 17-year-old Kyle to celebrate Thanksgiving at home with his family. Schroder, who has been eviscerated by trolls on Twitter and in the media, said the mob bullying by left-wing thugs won’t intimidate him.
  • Kyle Rittenhouse's Mother Tears Into Joe Biden for Smearing Her Son as a White Supremacist

    11/13/2020 9:05:12 AM PST · by rktman · 34 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 11/13/2020 | Julio Rosas
    Wendy Rittenhouse, the mother of accused Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse, heavily criticized Joe Biden's campaign for labeling him a white supremacist with no evidence during her interview with Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Thursday. The Biden campaign included a picture of Rittenhouse in an ad when Fox News host Chris Wallace asked Trump to denounce white supremacists during the first presidential debate. Rittenhouse's legal team has since sued the Biden campaign for defamation. "How dare he do that to my son. That’s my son that he did that too. And I’m not going to back down from him and...
  • Defensive Wolf Shooting: Washington State Sheriff says Carry a Gun

    11/12/2020 4:05:55 AM PST · by marktwain · 40 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 10 October, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    Wolves from game camera in Wisconsin, courtesy Dean Weingarten On 7 October 2020, a Coleville, Washington man was checking game cameras in the area near Rocky Creek Road. The sun had set seven minutes earlier, but the sky was clear. The fading glow from the sun, in a clear sky, illuminated the woods. There was no wind. As he approached a game camera in an area outside of cell phone coverage, he felt as if eyes were upon him. Looking ahead, he saw wolves 30 yards away. The pack showed members 30 yards ahead of him, to the sides, and...
  • Kenosha shooting victim's father blasts accused teen — and Trump — at court hearing (Barf Alert)

    11/05/2020 4:58:36 PM PST · by Jacob Kell · 30 replies
    CBS News ^ | Kenosha shooting victim's father blasts accused teen — and Trump — at court hearing NOVEMBER 3, 202
    Bail was set at $2 million on Monday for a 17-year-old from Illinois accused of killing two men during an August protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The bail was set after the father of one victim told the court that Kyle Rittenhouse "thinks he's above the law" and would disappear if freed before the trial. Rittenhouse, of Antioch, Illinois, is charged with fatally shooting Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber during a protest over a police shooting in August. He is also charged with wounding a third man, Gaige Grosskreutz.
  • IN: Man shoots at pranksters after mistaking paintball gun for real gun

    10/29/2020 4:44:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 29 replies
    Fox23.com ^ | Theresa Seiger
    A man opened fire Friday on a prankster who fired paintballs at him after mistaking the paintball gun for a real gun, according to police in Michigan City. Authorities said the 40-year-old man was pumping gas at a BP gas station when he began to hear popping sounds and felt stings on his body. “The (man) then saw someone out of the passenger side widow of a passing vehicle with what appeared to be a gun,” police said. “The (man), thinking that he was being shot at by the passenger in this vehicle, drew his concealed firearm and fired several...
  • MD: Jury acquits Pasadena man of murder, says he acted in self-defense on his property

    10/27/2020 6:45:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Capital Gazette ^ | 26 October, 2020 | Alex Mann
    An Anne Arundel County jury on Monday acquitted a Pasadena man of murder, manslaughter and felony firearms charges, agreeing that he acted in self-defense when he fatally shot an acquaintance who drove to his home despite warnings and then charged him. The verdict came hours after prosecutors and defense attorneys finished their closing arguments to the panel. Prosecutors said the homeowner was too quick to open fire on Jeffrey Dickinson. Gregory Korwek’s defense attorneys said the 44-year-old left him no choice. When the jury issued its verdict, Korwek began crying and hugged his attorneys. Then, he embraced his wife. Simultaneously,...
  • Semi-Automatic Rifle Used in Defense Against Home Invaders

    10/22/2020 5:27:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 47 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 20 October, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    At about 1:30 in the morning of 2 January 2019, four people attempted a home invasion/burglary in Yuma County, Arizona. I remember the incident as it was reported. Very few details were given. Four people were shot. The location was not revealed. It was not in the City of Yuma, because the Sheriff department was the responding department. The identity of the defender was not revealed. The firearm or firearms were not identified. Deputies involved were not identified. From foxnews.com, at the time: The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call at approximately 1:38 a.m. Thursday and...