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  • Oregon Leftists Think Barry Washington Shooting VIDEO is Racist, Watch & You Decide

    01/17/2022 6:26:12 AM PST · by marktwain · 29 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | January 12, 2022 | Dean Weingarten
    On September 19th, 2021, Ian Cranston was with his fiancee, Allie Butler, when he was attacked causing him to shoot and kill 22-year-old Barry Washington outside a bar in Bend, Oregon.Washington had been acting erratically earlier that night. Washington had propositioned Cranston’s fiancee, inside the bar. After a second proposition had been rejected, outside the bar, Washington attacked Cranston. Cranston displayed his firearm to deter further attack. Then Washington attacked Cranston’s friend and started to come at Cranston and his fiancee again. Cranston fired one shot. Washington went down. Reportedly Cranston immediately attempted to apply first aid, but the shot...
  • .22 LR For Self Defense: Ammunition Test & Comparison

    01/08/2022 8:11:26 AM PST · by DoodleBob · 202 replies
    American Rifleman ^ | January 8, 2022 | NA
    It’s a question those of us in the gun writing business often get asked. “What’s the best caliber for a self-defense handgun?” Those expecting a one-to-three digit answer from me will be disappointed. I respond to their simple question with a complex one. “What is the most powerful cartridge that you can shoot accurately and proficiently that comes in a handgun which is comfortable enough to carry that you’ll carry it all the time?” Depending on the person asking, the answer will vary. For some, it’s a full-sized .357 Mag. or 10 mm Auto. For others, it’s one of the...
  • Minnesota: Weiss Case Dismissed, the Problem with Duty To Retreat

    01/06/2022 3:38:20 AM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | January 1, 2022 | Dean Weingarten
    On January 14, 2018, in Rochester, Minnesota, Alexander Weiss stopped to help people who were involved in a traffic accident. He ended in a confrontation with aggressive teenagers. Muhammed Rahim was claimed to have grabbed for Weiss’ handgun. Weiss shot and killed him. Surveillance video caught most of the action. Early in the confrontation, Weiss had an opportunity to drive away.Alexander Weiss was prosecuted in two trials, six months apart. Both trials ended with hung juries and mistrials. In November of 2019, the prosecutor dismissed the charges.Finally, in May of 2020, a judge granted a motion to expunge the charges...
  • Bingeable Vintage TV Shows That Remind Us How The West Was Won

    12/30/2021 5:54:01 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 22 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 12-30-21 | MOTUS
    Yes, it’s Throwback Thursday. When you are as old as I am 2004 doesn’t sound like much of a throwback at first…until you consider it was nearly 18 years ago. That’s the year Boston Legal debuted. I had already sworn off network TV at that point so I missed it, although friends kept telling me it was really good. I stumbled across a few episodes somewhere a couple years back and mentally put it on my watch list and finally got around to it last summer when it popped up on Prime. Disappointingly it included commercials that can’t be skipped...
  • ‘I have the right to protect myself:’ Washington State Man Fatally Shoots Man Breaking Into His Home

    12/14/2021 1:40:03 PM PST · by MAGA2017 · 13 replies
    Breaking 911 ^ | 12//14/2021 | B911
    SPANAWAY, Wash. – The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office says an armed homeowner shot and killed one of two men who were attempting to break into his house. At 04:21 a.m. on Dec. 11, 911 dispatchers received a call of a home invasion in Spanaway near 165th St E and A St E. The caller reported the homeowner shot at the intruders who fled on foot. When deputies arrived on scene they found one of the suspects unresponsive in the front yard. Medics arrived on scene and pronounced him as deceased. Deputies performed an area check for the other suspect but...
  • NBC crew robbed in Oakland

    12/13/2021 3:45:27 PM PST · by george76 · 56 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 13, 2021
    An NBC Sports crew working on assignment in Oakland, Calif., was robbed at gunpoint Saturday morning.. and the robbers got away with a camera from the crew's vehicle. .... This robbery is reportedly the third involving news organizations in Oakland within 2 1/2 weeks' time. On Dec. 3, a San Francisco Chronicle photographer was held up in an armed robbery, and before that a security guard for local news station KRON-TV was shot and killed during an attempted robbery ... "We in Oakland believe in a comprehensive and effective approach to ending gun violence," Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf (D) said...
  • Take Down Your Funny Gun Signs

    12/13/2021 11:04:43 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 74 replies
    You Tube ^ | 11/26/22 | Armed Attorneys
    Can funny gun signs affect your self-defense rights? “Keep honking, I’m reloading.” “Trespassers will be shot; survivors will be shot again.” “This home protected by the Second Amendment.” “We don’t call 911.” The Armed Attorneys break down why your funny gun sign for your home or vehicle might not be so funny in a court of law.
  • Custody argument results in Texas man being shot to death, lawyer claims it was self-defense

    11/30/2021 11:59:52 AM PST · by Phoenix8 · 68 replies
    FOX ^ | 11/30/2021 | Pilar Arias
    A Lubbock, Texas, man was shot and killed while arguing with his ex-wife over their child custody arrangement, and it was all caught on cell phone video. The incident unfolded on Nov. 5, according to attorney Matthew L. Harris, who is representing the victim's widow. Harris says the footage was filmed by Jennifer Read.
  • Legal Experts Drop Bad News for Those Hoping for a Civil Rights Prosecution Against Rittenhouse

    11/29/2021 10:13:58 PM PST · by FryingPan101 · 16 replies
    Western Journal ^ | November 29, 2021 | Grant Atkinson
    After 18-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges in the deaths of two men who attacked him in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last year, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler immediately announced his request for action from the federal government. Now, some legal experts say any prosecution by President Joe Biden’s Justice Department claiming Rittenhouse committed civil rights violations while defending himself would almost certainly fail. And the chances of a successful civil lawsuit would likely be just as poor.
  • Wife of Chad Read releases video of deadly shooting

    11/25/2021 8:45:32 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 125 replies
    Everything Lubbock ^ | 11 24 2021 | Staff
    On Wednesday, the wife of Chad Read, a man shot and killed November 5, released the video of the confrontation leading up to and the shooting itself. The video was released by attorney Matthew L. Harris, who is representing Read’s widow, Jennifer. It was released in conjunction with a petition that seeks to take custody of Chad’s children from his ex-wife Christina Read. According to the release, the video depicts William “Kyle” Carruth shooting and killing Read during a confrontation. As of Wednesday, Carruth had not been arrested or charged with a crime. While his name was associated with...
  • Late-night TV host Stephen Colbert Wants Self-Defense Laws to Change Since Rittenhouse Was Found Not Guilty

    11/23/2021 10:35:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/23/2021 | Julio Rosas
    Late-night host Stephen Colbert said that since Kyle Rittenhouse was found not guilty of murder charges because he was defending himself from aggressors during the Kenosha riots, self-defense laws must change. "Of course, the big news on Friday was that, after being accused of crossing state lines, killing two people, and wounding another, last year, during a Black Lives Matter protest, Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted on all counts. Okay, cards on the table, I’m not a legal expert, so I can’t tell you whether or not Kyle Rittenhouse broke the law, but I can tell you this: if he didn’t...
  • Andrew Coffee IV found not guilty of murder, attempted murder in Indian River County SWAT raid

    11/23/2021 4:40:42 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies ^ | November 19, 2021 | Michael Buczyner, Scott Sutton
    INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, Fla. — An Indian River County man on trial in connection with a deadly 2017 SWAT raid in Gifford was found not guilty of five of the six charges Friday. Andrew Coffee IV was charged with second-degree murder of his 21-year-old girlfriend and three counts of attempted murder of law enforcement after the raid led to an exchange of gunfire. He was also acquitted of shooting or throwing a deadly missile. The sheriff's office claimed Coffee IV fired shots first at deputies during an early-morning search warrant for narcotics at his Gifford home four years ago. According...
  • Kyle Rittenhouse And Every Able-Bodied Man Had A Moral Obligation To Protect Kenosha: Any able-bodied man over 16 years old had a moral obligation to defend against vandals, looters, and arsonists attacking while police stood down.

    11/22/2021 10:09:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 11/22/2021 | Evita Duffy
    Despite his acquittal, the left continues to smear Kyle Rittenhouse as a bloodthirsty, “Call of Duty”-playing white supremacist. But if you were in the city of Kenosha, as I was, when the riots erupted, you would know that Rittenhouse was hardly a rogue vigilante. He was one of many brave Kenoshan men who took up arms to protect their families, businesses, and beloved city when the government failed to. Indeed, despite desperate pleas for help, Gov. Tony Evers refused to deploy adequate numbers of national guardsmen to protect the city from rioters wielding guns and fire. After 24 hours of...
  • Illinois Democrat ties Waukesha tragedy to Rittenhouse case in mocking posts: ‘Probably just self-defense’

    11/22/2021 3:29:41 AM PST · by MikeSteelBe · 82 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/22/2021 | Bradford Betz
    After Sunday’s Christmas parade horror in Waukesha, Wisconsin, an Illinois Democrat appeared to portray the tragedy as a form of payback for Friday’s acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha. "It was probably just self-defense," read one of a series of mocking social media posts from Mary Lemanski, who is listed as the social media director for the Democratic Party in DuPage County, Illinois. Lemanski also describes herself as an acting student with the famed Second City comedy group. "Living in Wisconsin, he probably felt threatened," read another post attributed to Lemanski, referring to the SUV driver in the Waukesha case....
  • Kyle Rittenhouse Says He Supports BLM, Case Was About Self Defense

    11/21/2021 11:03:10 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 67 replies
    New York Post ^ | NOVEMBER 22, 2021 | Patrick Reilly
    Kyle Rittenhouse says said that his case was not about the contentious issue of race — and that, in fact, he supports Black Lives Matter. “This case . . . had nothing to do with race, had to do with the right to self-defense,” Rittenhouse (inset), 18, told Fox News host Tucker Carlson in an interview set to air Monday. “I’m not a racist person. I support the BLM movement and peacefully demonstrating.”
  • Delivery Driver Kills Would-Be Robber, Injures Another

    11/21/2021 5:16:50 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 35 replies
    nbc philadelphia ^ | November 21, 2021 | David chang
    A legally armed delivery driver turned the tables on three men who tried to rob him in Philadelphia’s Mayfair section, killing one suspect and sending another to the hospital in critical condition. The man told police he arrived home around 12:15 a.m. on Saturday on Longshore Avenue after working his meal delivery job. After going inside his home to give his family food, he went back outside when he was confronted by three men, police said. Two of the suspects pointed guns at the man and demanded money. The man then told the suspects the money was inside his vehicle....
  • Another self defense case, Andrew Coffee found not guilty on 5 counts, including murder, attempted murder

    11/20/2021 4:47:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Saturday, November 20, 2021 | Kemberlee Kaye
    But you won’t hear this on CNNFriday, Andrew Coffee was found not guilty on all five counts after state prosecutors alleged Coffee fired at officers during an early morning SWAT raid, resulting in the death of Coffee’s girlfriend. More from WPBF: VERO BEACH, Fla. — Andrew Coffee was found not guilty on all counts of murder and attempted first degree murder Friday. Coffee is accused of firing at Indian River County Sheriff’s Deputies during an early morning drug raid at his home back in 2017. His girlfriend, Alteria Woods was caught in the crossfire, shot 10 times and later died....
  • Not Guilty: A Good Way To Begin Thanksgiving Week

    11/20/2021 4:57:24 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 11 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 11-20-21 | MOTUS
    You might think that we’ve said all there is to say about the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse, but you’d be wrong. Not while Twitter is still out there. First there’s the batsh*t crazy leftists like Stephen King: No Stephen, the medium is the message; that’s how we got here.The ACLU, ever on the lookout for white supremacists in our midst: Gosh, remember when the ACLU used to at least pretend to support Constitutional rights?And even normies who still think we have a right to bear arms and protect ourselves were permitted to Tweet (for now):Hint: not the left, they’ve wiped...
  • Leftists Question Rittenhouse Verdict [semi-satire]

    11/19/2021 11:13:09 PM PST · by John Semmens · 19 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 November 2021 | John Semmens
    MSNBC "MTP Daily" host Chuck Todd expressed dismay that Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted in his trial for shooting three people during a riot in Kenosha last year. "I can understand how a teenager like Rittenhouse might feel endangered when a guy tried to club him with a skateboard or pointed a pistol at him," Todd admitted. "From a narrow perspective, it might be self-defense for him to shoot to save his life. But from a broader perspective, is society better off because he did? What message did the jury's verdict send?" "If Rittenhouse had withheld his fire the worst that...
  • Trump issues statement on Rittenhouse verdict: If that’s not self defense , nothing is

    11/19/2021 3:00:59 PM PST · by janetjanet998 · 97 replies
    Full short statement