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  • BREAKING: 12+ Iranian Gunboats Swarm 6 U.S. Warships, Dozens Of Warning Shots Fired

    05/10/2021 12:42:22 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 153 replies ^ | May 10, 2021 | Ryan Saavedra
    Iranian military gunboats with the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, a designated terrorist organization, swarmed several U.S. warships on Monday that were escorting a U.S. submarine. “Over a dozen Iranian gunboats harass formation of six U.S. warships including guided-missile submarine Georgia,” Fox News Pentagon correspondent Lucas Tomlinson said. “U.S. Coast Guard cutter fired warning shots in response in Strait of Hormuz.” The 13 Iranian military vessels reportedly came within 150 yards of U.S. Forces, which fired 30 warning shots at the Iranian vessels. Pentagon press secretary John Kirby called the incident “significant” since previous incidents had involved fewer vessels.
  • Warning Shots Precipitate Attacks

    08/06/2017 8:24:24 PM PDT · by marktwain · 41 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 August, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Antonio Hickerson Warning shots may galvanize an opponent into the action you are attempting to deter. They may attack you. That is what seems to have happened in situations in Indiana and South Carolina.  From in Indiana: “The victim was able to retrieve a handgun that he owned,” Mull said. “He was able to use that handgun to get Mr. Hickerson out of his residence.” The situation didn't end there. The homeowner, who didn’t want to go on camera, told police he fired two warning shots after Hickerson refused to leave. That's when a struggle started as the...
  • Russia fires Turkey boat warning shot

    12/13/2015 4:34:20 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 31 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11-13-2015 | BBC NEws
    Russia says one of its warships fired warning shots at a Turkish fishing vessel in the Aegean Sea to avoid a collision. A Russian defence ministry statement said the Turkish vessel approached to 600m (1,800ft) before turning away in response to Russian small arms fire.
  • Police and Prosecutor find “Warning Shots” Justified in Purse Snatch Case

    09/15/2015 6:53:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 12 September | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona – -( On 8 September, 2015, David Roberts from Owensboro, Kentucky, fired six shots at a vehicle in the crowded parking lot of the Eastland mall in Evansville, Indiana. Roberts had a permit to carry his handgun. The first shot was a warning shot into the dashboard. The next five were at the vehicles front tires. The shots followed a double purse snatching from elderly women who were attempting to get their property back. The incident was caught on video, which does not seem to have been released to the public, yet. Police and the prosecutor, who was initially...
  • OK: Warning Shots Evidence of Restraint in Berdahl Self Defense Case

    09/08/2015 1:01:56 PM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 September, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    On December 16, 2013,  Michael Berdahl, 66, shot and killed David Wimmer, 43.  Wimmer was visiting Berdahl at his apartment in Enid, Oklahoma.  Berdahl fled, but was arrested the next day in Anthony, Kansas.  He had a pistol on his person, and admitted to the shooting.  Bond was set at 1 million dollars.  Berdahl did not make bail and stayed in jail. The trial took place on 1 September, 2015, more than 20 months later.  The jury was out for little more than an hour when they came back and rendered a not guilty verdict.   Berdahl's use of warning...
  • Family says teen didn't have to die (Yes he did.....society is better off)

    01/30/2012 6:29:02 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 195 replies · 10+ views
    It all happened last Wednesday. Prosecutors say Johnson, who was already on probation for aggravated assault, robbed two men in West Reading and was attempting to rob a third along a bike path in Cumru Township in Berks County. But the would-be victim was carrying a licensed firearm, and shot two of his attackers. Johnson was killed. A friend is now in the hospital. Johnson's mother, Idella Hopkins George, said, "Do I believe he was justified in shooting my son? I would say no." The family acknowledges Johnson's actions were wrong, but they question why a warning shot couldn't have...
  • US Navy says it fired warning shots

    01/11/2008 1:03:36 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 39 replies · 133+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/11/08 | Sebastian Abbott - ap
    CAIRO, Egypt - The U.S. Navy said Friday that one of its ships fired warning shots at a small Iranian boat in the Strait of Hormuz in December during one of two serious encounters that month. The USS Whidbey Island fired the warning shots on Dec. 19 in response to a small Iranian boat that was rapidly approaching it, said a U.S. Navy official. "One small (Iranian) craft was coming toward it, and it stopped after the Whidbey Island fired warning shots," said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue. It was the...
  • U.S. Troops Again Fire on Iraqis, 2 Killed in Sunni Muslim enclave that is hostile to U.S. forces

    04/30/2003 1:11:30 PM PDT · by Kay Soze · 15 replies · 135+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 30, 2003 | Times Staff Writers
    U.S. Troops Again Fire on Iraqis, 2 Reported Killed Shooting in town 30 miles west of Baghdad comes less than 48 hours after gunfire during a demonstration that hospital officials said killed 13 Iraqis. By Laura King and Michael Slackman Times Staff Writers 9:44 AM PDT, April 30, 2003 FALLUJAH, Iraq -- For the second time this week, U.S. troops opened fire today on anti-American demonstrators, leaving two people dead and 18 wounded. Iraqi residents, protesting over a shooting Monday night when 14 people were killed and 75 were wounded, insisted that no weapons were fired. "They just started shooting...