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  • CNN, NBC Mostly Ignore Armed Citizens Who Stop Mass Shooter(More on OKC)

    05/26/2018 8:31:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 5/25/2018 | Brad Wilmouth
    After news broke that, on Thursday, a gunman trying to perpetrate a mass shooting in Oklahoma City was stopped by two armed citizens who used their own guns against him, FNC has given the story a substantial amount of attention while ABC and CBS have also run full stories on the event. But CNN barely touched the story, burying it between 4:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m Eastern in a couple of 25-second briefs Friday morning, while NBC and MSNBC have ignored it entirely. Fox News Channel first began running briefs on Thursday night during Fox News at Night with Shannon...
  • "Countless lives were saved:" Officer hailed for confronting gunman at Dixon High School

    05/16/2018 10:53:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | 5/16/2018 | Unk
    A school resource officer is being hailed as a hero after confronting a gunman at an Illinois high school Wednesday morning, officials say. The officer encountered the 19-year-old former student, who was armed with a gun, at Dixon High School around 8 a.m., Dixon Police Chief Steven Howell said. Howell said the suspect fired several shots near the school's west gym and was then confronted by the officer assigned to the school. The suspect fled the school and the officer pursued him, Howell said. The gunman then fired several shots toward the officer, who shot back, wounding the suspect. The...
  • North Carolina Outer Banks county has armed officer in each school

    04/02/2018 5:10:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    WSOCTV ^ | 4/02/18 | JEFF HAMPTON
    **SNIP** At the same time, the fourth generation law enforcement officer with 23 years experience carries a badge and a gun. "My mindset is first and foremost the safety of these children," he said. Dare County is one of just four districts among North Carolina's 115 to have a resource officer in every school, said Michael Anderson, community development and training manager for the N.C. Center for Safer Schools, part of the state's Department of Public Instruction. Expense, district size and lack of resources often prevent placing officers in elementary schools, he said.
  • Armed good guy didn’t kill school shooter

    03/27/2018 12:35:17 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 65 replies
    nypost ^ | 03/27/2018 | Tamar Lapin
    The Maryland high school student who fatally shot his ex-girlfriend and injured another student also killed himself, authorities said. Austin Rollins, 17, shot himself in the head when he was confronted by school resource officer Blaine Gaskill during the March 20 school shooting, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office said Monday. Gaskill had arrived within a minute of Rollins shooting 16-year-old Jaelynn Willey in a hallway at Great Mills High School. A shot Gaskill fired struck the Glock handgun in Rollins’ hand. Rollins held the gun, which Gaskill had ordered him to drop, to his head, student witnesses told WJLA....
  • GOOD GUY WITH A GUN: Armed School Officer TAKES DOWN Shooter, Saves Lives

    03/20/2018 11:42:56 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    Sean Hannity ^ | 03/20/18 | Hannity Staff
    A lone gunman was shot and killed Tuesday morning after opening fire at a southeast Maryland high school; being stopped by a heroic armed security officer who engaged the shooter within seconds. According to Fox News, the suspect is the only fatality; with one male and one female student injured during the ordeal. “Our school resource officer was alerted to the event. he pursued the shooter, engaged the shooter, fired a round at the shooter,” St. Mary’s County Sheriff Tim Cameron said. “The shooter fired a round as well. In the hours and days to come, we’ll be able to...
  • Suspects Arrested After Workers At Armored Car Facility Foil Armed Robbery

    03/05/2018 5:48:46 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 3/05/18
    SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) — Two men suspected in a foiled armed robbery at an armored car security facility and officer-involved shooting have been identified. Police say 41-year-old Milton Gamez-Fierro and 29-year-old Jesus Gomez-Rosales are facing charges that include, robbery, kidnapping, false imprisonment and assault on a Peace Officer. The incident happened just before 3 a.m. Friday at the GardaWorld facility on NorthPoint Parkway. Police say the suspects, clad in ski masks and wearing latex gloves, entered the facility, set off the alarm and demanded cash.
  • This nation is set to approve Europe’s first constitutionally protected right to bear arms

    07/07/2017 10:35:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    gunmartblog.com ^ | 7/5/2017 | Bill Wirtz
    On Thursday, the Czech Republic’s lower house of parliament approved a constitutional amendment that would enshrine the right to bear arms. One hundred and thirty-nine out of 200 MPs approved the change after it was suggested by interior minister Milan Chovanec who asked the houses of parliament to “show [him] a single terrorist attack in Europe perpetrated using a legally owned weapon.” The move is a reply to the violent and numerous terror attacks that have been sweeping Europe since 2015.
  • Law-Abiding Citizens Have More Than 600 Million Firearms in America

    07/02/2017 9:05:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 52 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 6/27/2017 | Law-Abiding Citizens Have More Than 600 Million Firearms in America
    We’ve all seen this meme around the interwebs, right? “Legal gun owners have over 200 million guns… and 12 trillion rounds of ammo. Seriously, people… if we were a problem, you’d know it!” I’ve also seen one that claims we have over 400 million guns and 24 trillion rounds of ammunition. The fact is, while there is no definitive way to tally all the firearms in the United States, it is commonly accepted and reported that there are roughly 300 million firearms in the hands of law-abiding Americans. But has anyone else noticed that number hasn’t moved in years, even...
  • Armed Russian Jet Comes Within 5 Feet Of US Recon Jet

    06/20/2017 5:57:28 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/20/17
    An armed Russian fighter jet buzzed a U.S. Air Force reconnaissance aircraft in the Baltic Sea on Monday, two U.S. officials told Fox News.
  • Heavily armed Home Invasion (Alamogordo, NM) captured on CCTV

    02/06/2017 9:25:26 PM PST · by LegendHasIt · 30 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 6 Feb 2017 | Valerie Edwards
    ..... Alamogordo Police released the surveillance camera video from the incident that took place shortly after 9pm Thursday night. The surveillance footage from a home's front porch in the 200 block of Stanford Avenue shows a woman approaching the door to speak with the person inside...... Moments later a man carrying a handgun walked up to the home and the resident quickly shut and locked the door. The man then pulled the door open as two other men ran up to the porch..... One man appeared to be armed with an assault rifle.
  • Riots Caused by Armed Individuals in ‘Ninja-like’ Uniforms Using ‘Paramilitary Tactics'

    02/03/2017 2:06:22 PM PST · by davikkm · 99 replies
    breitbart ^ | Feb 3, 2017 | BEN KEW
    Following the riots that cancelled the final event of MILO’s “Dangerous Faggot Tour,” The Chancellor of UC Berkeley has released a statement claiming that rather than being caused by students, they were started by “armed individuals in ‘ninja-like’ uniforms using “paramilitary tactics.” The event was cancelled after left-wing rioters, who the university claim were not students, smashed ATMs and bank windows, looted a Starbucks, beat Trump supporters, pepper sprayed innocent individuals, set fires in the street, and sprayed the words “Kill Trump” on storefronts. Coverage of the riots spread across the world, as people watched on in horror at a...
  • Ambushed Arizona Trooper Saved by Armed Passing Motorist Who Shot Attacker Dead

    01/12/2017 9:15:20 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 23 replies
    nbcnews ^ | Jan 12 2017 | nbcnews
    An armed passing motorist was credited with saving the life of an Arizona state trooper by shooting and killing a gunman who ambushed the trooper in the middle of a lonely interstate highway before dawn Thursday. "I would just say at this point, thank you, because I don't know that my trooper would be alive today without his assistance," Col. Frank Milstead, director of the Arizona Department of Public Safety, said after he met with the seriously injured trooper at the hospital. Thanks for the thoughts and prayers this morning for our Trooper that was shot. Looks like he will...
  • Military Robotics Makers See a Future for Armed Police Robots

    07/11/2016 6:05:15 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    Defense One ^ | 07/11/16 | Patrick Tucker
    As military-grade robotics get cheaper and more capable, someone will arm them and put them on American streets. Robot-maker Sean Bielat says he’s fine with the Dallas Police Department’s apparently unprecedented use of a bomb-disposal robot to kill a gunman on Thursday. “A robot was used to keep people out of harm’s way in an extreme situation,” said Bielat, the CEO of Endeavor Robotics, a spinoff of iRobot’s military division. “That’s how robots are intended to be used.” Joergen Pedersen, the CEO of RE2 robotics and the chairman of the National Defense Industrial Association’s robotics division concurred. “If these robots are...
  • DA: Armed Citizen Performed ‘Public Service’ by Killing Robber(Darwin Award?)

    06/04/2016 3:16:10 AM PDT · by CptnObvious · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Jun 2016 | AWR Hawkins
    According to 6 ABC, police said the would-be robber entered the store with a shotgun and attempted “to mask his gun with an umbrella, but the owner was ready.” Police said the store owner–Kenneth Lee–had installed “a good camera system” so he saw the suspect as he approached the store. Lee warned the suspect numerous times to freeze, yet the suspect charged and Lee “fired nearly a dozen times.” District Attorney David Heckler said Lee will face no charges
  • Oklahoma school sign warns that teacher may be armed

    02/05/2016 10:51:02 AM PST · by Teotwawki · 6 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | February 5, 2016 | Ashley Collman
    As parents dropped off their children at schools in Okay, Oklahoma this week, they were greeted by signs warning them that the staff may be armed. Certain staffers are now legally able to carry guns in Oklahoma public schools, thanks to the passing of the Special Reserve School Resource Officer Act in May. One sign reads: 'ATTENTION: Please be aware that certain staff members at Okay Public Schools can be legally armed and may use whatever force is necessary to protect our students.' School officials in Okay say they decided to put up signs advertising that new right in hopes...
  • Should anti-gun politicians be denied armed security?

    01/03/2016 3:54:37 PM PST · by Libloather · 67 replies
    Examiner ^ | 12/30/15 | Dave Workman
    Fox News is reporting this morning that a Virginia state senator is making good on his promise to push for defunding armed bodyguards for anti-gun Gov. Terry McAuliffe unless the Democrat does an about face on an October order to prohibit firearms in most state office buildings. It brings up an interesting question that could apply to any government official anywhere, from mayors on up. If an elected official is opposed to the carrying of defensive sidearms by average citizens, should that official automatically lose his/her security guards? Virginia State Sen. Charles Carrico, a Republican, is quoted by Fox News...
  • French police are chasing 'four heavily armed people' in a Citroen

    11/14/2015 6:13:02 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 102 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/14/15 | Emma Glanfield
    Police are reportedly chasing a car containing four 'heavily armed men' who stormed through a motorway toll road as they headed towards Paris. French police are said to be in pursuit of a Citroën Berlingo after it forced its way through a toll on the A10 in the Ablis area of Yvelines in north-west France. The town is approximately 40 miles from the centre of Paris and the incident comes as police remain on high alert following a string of deadly terror attacks across the French capital last night.
  • Armed guards protect Senate Democrats as they demand new gun-control laws

    10/08/2015 4:40:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/08/15 | S.A. Miller
    Senate Democrats gathered Thursday on the steps of the Capitol surrounded by about a dozen armed guards to announce a new push for tougher gun-control laws. The officers from the U.S. Capitol Police, who carried sidearms, were in addition to the regular detail paroling the Capitol ground due the large number of elected officials attending the event, according to a officer on the scene. About 27 Democratic senators attended the event.
  • Teen Suspects Sought in Armed Robberies of Cab Drivers in Philly

    09/02/2015 8:26:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    nbcphiladelphia.com ^ | 9/2/2015 | unknown
    Philadelphia police are searching for several teen suspects wanted for armed robberies targeting taxi drivers. The robberies happened between August 23 and August 26. In two of the incidents, the suspects threatened the taxi drivers with a gun and demanded money.
  • Armed Black Panthers to Texas Cops: ‘We Will Start Creeping Up on You in the Darkness’

    08/31/2015 12:51:30 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 91 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/31/15 | Bob Price and Lana Shadwick
    Armed Black Panther members marched in front of the Waller County jail and shouted, “You’re gonna stop doing what you’re doing, or we will start creeping up on you in the darkness.” The statement was made just two weeks prior to the assassination of a Harris County deputy sheriff. Shannon Miles, a black male, allegedly came “creeping up” behind Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth in the darkness on the night of August 28. While Goforth stood at a convenience store pumping gas into his patrol vehicle, Miles allegedly raised a pistol and shot him dead. The comments, made by a...