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  • ‘In all reality, there were three shooters.’ Oklahomans kill an active shooter

    07/14/2018 2:42:48 AM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 45 replies
    WaPo via MSN ^ | 7/13/18 | Frances Selllers, et al
    Juan Carlos Nazario was sitting on a lakeside bench waiting to play soccer when he heard the staccato popping of gunshots outside Louie’s On the Lake, a popular waterfront grill and pub. He ran to his car to get his gun and moved toward the sounds. Bryan Whittle was driving with his wife, heading off for a Memorial Day weekend getaway, when he saw a commotion outside Louie’s. He thought someone might be drowning, so instead of turning his truck onto the highway, he barreled into the parking lot to offer help. As he jumped out, what he learned stunned...
  • Customer Manages to Go Home, Get His Gun, COME BACK…and Stop a Robbery Before Police Arrive

    07/10/2018 1:21:58 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 61 replies
    A resident of Boonville, Missouri, became a hero this week when he detained a convenience store robber at gunpoint until police arrived. What makes this story interesting is that our Good Samaritan, Jim Hayes, didn’t have his gun on him while he was in the store. Nor was it in his car. In fact, the gun was in his home when the stick-up happened. According to a witness, the robber (Elijah Carter, pictured above) took a knife and hammer from the counter and demanded the cash in the register. That’s when Hayes walked out of the store, got behind...
  • Legally Armed Teachers Explain Why They Carry Guns in Their Schools ( Colorado )

    07/10/2018 3:58:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | July 8, 2018 | Stephen Gutowski
    'Why do teachers have to die protecting their students? Why can't we live protecting our students?' In the weeks and months since the school shootings in Parkland, Florida, and Santa Fe, Texas, the debate over whether teachers should be able to carry firearms in schools has received a great deal of attention. A number of states have allowed teachers to carry firearms in schools for years and provide some insight into how such programs work in practice and what motivates teachers who want to be armed. In Colorado, local school districts have the authority to but are not required to...
  • VIDEO: Waitress pulls out handgun after man attacks manager

    07/07/2018 5:11:10 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 73 replies
    wbtv.com ^ | July 7, 2018
    Milwaukee police are looking for a man involved in an attack at a Milwaukee restaurant. The man punched the manager in the face and went after a waitress until she pulled a gun on him. The incident was caught on surveillance video. Everything happened pretty fast at a George Webb restaurant. The manager at the grill that night said the customer was shouting at the waitress. She told him to get out, and surveillance video shows the man viciously punch her in the face. He then he goes after the waitress. The woman pulled out a handgun from her apron and only...
  • Training as a Teacher to Carry a Firearm in School (FASTER: Colorado )

    07/06/2018 5:24:48 AM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 5, 2018 | Stephen Gutowski
    FASTER Colorado's active shooter training for teachers. Last week I went through the training many of the teachers who are authorized to carry a gun in Colorado schools go through. In the wake of the devastating school shootings in Parkland, Fla., and Santa Fe, Tex., many different solutions have been proposed for how to stop or at least curb the violence inflicted by active shooters. Among the most prominent solutions—thanks in large part to President Trump's advocacy—is arming teachers. Most, however, don't understand how arming teachers works in person or that a number of states already allow certain teachers to...
  • Texas mom shoots man trying to take car with her kids inside...

    07/05/2018 4:43:03 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/5/2018 | Katherine Lam
    A Texas mother said she didn’t think twice about shooting a would-be carjacker when the man jumped into her vehicle at a Dallas gas station while her two sons were in the backseat. Michelle Booker-Hicks was at the Shell station along Interstate 35 around 10 p.m. Wednesday when Ricky Wright, 36, attempted to steal her vehicle while she was paying her gas bill, police said. Booker-Hicks told FOX4 Dallas her two sons, ages 2 and 4, were sitting in the backseat at the time. “I proceeded to jump in my backseat and told the gentleman to stop, to get out...
  • The Capital Gazette Heroine

    07/05/2018 11:39:36 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 16 replies
    WSJ ^ | 4 July 2018 | Stephen Hunter
    Wendi Winters, 65, mother of four, formerly of the New York fashion industry PR world, was a community reporter for the Capital Gazette, where she chronicled the comings and goings of regular people. No glamour there: She practiced the journalism of the cafeteria, the Brownie troop, the trip to the dry cleaners. That’s no way to get on MSNBC. She had but one weapon—her body. She threw it at the man with the gun. “I heard her shout, ‘No!’ ” a witness said. “There was anger in her voice.” Further reports confirm the scenario. She was found in the aisle,...
  • Woman Goes Into Full Mama Bear Mode: Shoots Carjacker Trying to Steal SUV With Her Kids Inside

    07/05/2018 1:26:20 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 49 replies
    IJR.com ^ | July 5, 2018 | IJR RED
    A Texas mother had to jump into action after a carjacker attempted to steal her SUV while her kids were still inside. NBC DFW reported the woman had walked inside a Shell gas station Wednesday night when she saw a man enter the vehicle and try to drive away while her two children were still inside. Tim Ciesco ✔ @TimCiescoNBC5 Wild story out of Southern Dallas overnight! Police say a determined mother shot a man who tried to steal her SUV from a gas station -- her two young children were sitting in the back seat. Click on the link...
  • Texas mother shoots man trying to steal car with children inside ("I hope that woke him up." )

    07/05/2018 11:12:29 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 62 replies
    Texas mother shoots man trying to steal car with children inside 1 hour ago A mother in Texas shot a carjacker who was stealing her vehicle while her two young children were inside, police say. The woman jumped back into her SUV after the suspect got into the driver's seat at a Dallas petrol station on Wednesday night, according to police. Police say she grabbed her gun and shot the carjacker in the face when he refused to stop, causing him to crash. The woman's sons - aged two and four - were not hurt in the incident. The alleged...
  • Mother shoots carjacker in the face after he stole car with kids inside

    07/05/2018 8:46:28 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 93 replies
    milive.com ^ | 7/5/18 | Matt Durr
    DALLAS -- A mother of two said she was pumping gas just after 10 p.m. Wednesday night in southern Dallas, when a man jumped in her car and tried to drive away with her two kids inside. Instead of hesitating, Michelle Booker-Hicks told FOX 4 in Dallas that she did what she had to in order to save her kids. "I proceeded to jump in my backseat and told the gentleman to stop, to get out the car. He would not get out of the car. He turned around and looked at me. I reached over the armrest to get...
  • Two Concealed Handgun Permit Holders Stop What Could have been a Mass Public Shooting

    06/23/2018 11:07:53 AM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 23 replies
    A wild rampage at a Walmart in Tumwater, Washington was stopped when three concealed handgun permit holders confronted and killed the attacker.
  • Good Samaritan Saves Pregnant Woman From 3 Violent Armed Attackers

    06/23/2018 11:04:44 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 17 replies
    This might be the picture-perfect civilian defensive gun use. A pregnant pizza delivery driver was returning to her car after dropping off a pie in Southwest Atlanta. At that moment, three teenagers approached her and started demanding her keys. One of them was armed with a handgun and started beating her with it. The woman didn’t surrender her keys, and instead ran in the direction of a neighboring house. The attackers caught up with her and attacked her again. Dennis Madaris, a neighbor, heard the woman screaming and came out of his house gun in hand. As soon as...
  • PAC backing Johnston for governor gets another $1M from Bloomberg ( enemy action in Colorado )

    06/20/2018 6:56:03 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Colorado Politics ^ | June 19, 2018 | Marianne Goodland
    A political action committee backing former state Sen. Michael Johnston of Denver for the Democratic nod for governor has received another $1 million dollars from Michael Bloomberg, bringing the wealthy former New York mayor’s total donations to the committee to $2 million. ... The $1 million contribution was the largest that any campaign committee received in the most recent reporting period from May 31 to June 13, according to the secretary of state’s office’s TRACER campaign finance system. Second on the list: another $750,000 from fellow Democrat U.S. Rep. Jared Polis of Boulder to his gubernatorial campaign, bringing his total...
  • 2 injured, suspect dead in shooting at Tumwater (Washington) Walmart

    06/17/2018 8:01:22 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 40 replies
    K5 News ^ | June 17, 2018 | King
    Police say the suspect shot a man while trying to carjack him in the Tumwater Walmart parking lot. That's when another man stepped in and shot the suspect. Two people were injured and a suspect shot dead after a man tried to carjack several people at the Walmart in Tumwater Sunday afternoon. The incident happened about 5 p.m. Sunday at the Walmart Supercenter at 5900 Littlerock Rd SW, located near several businesses, including a Home Depot and a Toyota dealership. According to a police spokesperson, the call began as a DUI suspect call. While police were searching for the suspect,...
  • Gunman Wounds 2, is Fatally Shot by Bystander at Walmart Store

    06/18/2018 6:31:04 AM PDT · by Rinnwald · 29 replies
    CBS News ^ | 6/18/18 | CBS News
    TUMWATER, Wash. -- A gunman wounded a teenager during a carjacking and shot a man during a carjacking attempt Sunday before being killed by a bystander outside a Washington state Walmart, reports CBS affiliate KIRO-TV in Seattle. The Walmart is in Tumwater, some 65 miles south of Seattle.
  • JSO: Robber trying to escape thwarted by customers with guns

    06/11/2018 10:57:19 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 48 replies
    News 4 Jacksonville ^ | 6-11-2018 | Scott Johnson
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A robbery at River City Marketplace forced shoppers to defend themselves Friday afternoon, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. Jacksonville police said a 36-year-old man put multiple people at risk after he stole a cash register drawer from the Walmart at the shopping center. Police said Christopher Hill ran out to the parking lot after grabbing a Walmart cash register and approached a couple sitting in their pickup truck in front of Supercuts hair salon. Police said Hill pulled a knife on the man sitting in the truck, cutting him on the hands and legs. The injured...
  • The Doomsday Scenario: What If School Walkouts Don’t Work?

    05/28/2018 4:09:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Human Events ^ | 24 May, 2018 | Ann Coulter
    The New York Times seemed to think it was bitterly ironic that some of the students at Santa Fe High School, site of the recent mass shooting, had staged a walkout last month in support of the Parkland, Florida, students. But now, only a month later, one of the students who participated in the walkout is in the hospital from yet another school shooting. I suppose we could revel in the irony, but, as a more results-oriented person, what I take from that vignette is that school walkouts are not effective deterrents to school shootings. I’m not sure the poems...
  • 2 Shot At Louie's On Lake Hefner; Suspect Killed By Armed Citizen

    05/24/2018 10:52:13 PM PDT · by BBell · 14 replies
    http://www.news9.com ^ | 5/24/18 | BRIAUNA BROWN
    OKLAHOMA CITY - A mother and daughter were shot Thursday night at a popular restaurant on Lake Hefner in northwest Oklahoma City, police said. The shooting occurred at Louie’s Grill & Bar at 9401 Lake Hefner Parkway around 6:30 p.m. According to Captain Bo Mathews with the Oklahoma City Police Department, the suspect described as an 18 to 20-year-old white male entered the restaurant and opened fire.A mother and daughter celebrating a birthday were the shooting victims. They were both transported to OU Medical Center. News 9 has learned that the victims are Natalie Will and her daughter, Niah. Police...
  • Man opens fire inside Oklahoma restaurant before 'armed citizen' shoots, kills him, police say

    05/24/2018 6:51:57 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 24,2018 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    A man “opened fire” Thursday in an Oklahoma restaurant and injured at least two people before he was fatally shot by a bystander, police said. The gunfire unfolded at about 6:30 p.m. local time inside Louie's on the Lake in Oklahoma City, Fox 25 News reported. The unidentified shooter entered the restaurant and fired his gun, hitting at least two people, Oklahoma City Police tweeted. The man, police said, "was apparently shot-to-death by an armed citizen."
  • 4 Shot, 1 dead in OKC Restaurant

    05/24/2018 5:35:28 PM PDT · by kjam22 · 85 replies
    local television channel 9 ^ | 5-24-18 | kjam22
    Breaking on local television. Local packed restaurant with an active shooter. Someone began shooting people and scanner traffic says an armed patron returned fire. Shooter is dead and laying outside the building. Helicopter showing what they can. Injured have been transported to OU Medical. For you OKC people, this is at Louie's On The Lake. Still breaking.