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  • Metairie store clerk shoots armed robber during holdup

    09/06/2011 8:11:01 PM PDT · by BBell · 26 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | September 06, 2011 | Michelle Hunter
    Authorities say Melvin Phillips walked into a Metairie convenience store early Saturday morning with the intention of robbing the place. But the only thing he got away with was a couple of bullet wounds.Phillips, 33, was still hospitalized as of Tuesday after a clerk at the store opened fire and shot him "multiple times" in the torso, according to Sgt. Larry Dyess, spokesman for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. Once released, Phillips will be booked with attempted armed robbery. The would-be holdup occurred in the 100 block of David Drive, an arrest report said. The suspect, later identified as Phillips,...
  • Burglar killed breaking into state trooper's home (idiot kicked in cop's back door!)

    08/24/2011 11:57:31 AM PDT · by Arkansas Toothpick · 70 replies
    Fox16.com ^ | August 24, 2011
    SHERWOOD, AR – Officers from the Sherwood Police Department are on the scene of a home invasion where a burglar has been shot dead. Officer Josh Adams tells Fox16 that police responded to 1300 Maelstorm Circle where a burglar was shot dead by an off-duty Arkansas State Police Trooper in an attempted home invasion.
  • Deputies: Homeowner's Son Kills Intruder in Salinas(CA)

    08/12/2011 6:12:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    kionrightnow.com ^ | 10 August, 2011 | Marc Cota-Robles
    SALINAS, Calif. - A teenager was shot dead Wednesday and neighbors say it was a case of self defense. The victim was identified as 19 year old Miguel Medina, Jr. The Monterey County Sheriff's Office believes Medina broke into a home at 286 Pingree Way just after 12:30 p.m. When deputies arrived on scene, they found Medina on the floor of the open garage with an automatic weapon slung around his shoulders. He had been shot and killed. Medina was identified through fingerprints. During the initial break in, Monterey County Sheriff Investigators believe Medina got into an argument with someone...
  • American Tinderbox (Black "Flash Mobs" and the Coming Backlash)

    08/08/2011 3:14:44 PM PDT · by mojito · 156 replies · 1+ views
    The American Interest ^ | 8/7/2011 | Walter Russell Mead
    For some time now, residents of some US cities have noted occasional incidents of seemingly random, racially motivated violence in which young Black males are involved. The hot weather and bad economy seem to be combining to generate a small but possibly significant uptick this year. The national media are doing their best to avoid looking too closely at this disturbing phenomenon, and perhaps for good reason. What the United States doesn’t need is a media firestorm that triggers copycat violence. Nevertheless some attention should be paid.
  • The Second Amendment and Terrorism

    08/02/2011 5:10:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    humanevents.com ^ | 2 August, 2011 | Richard Johnson
    Too many people see the Second Amendment merely as a freedom. However, all of our rights, including those described in the Second Amendment, bear significant responsibilities. Those Second Amendment responsibilities become more obvious when tragedies like the terrorist attack in Norway or the mass murder at Virginia Tech occur. In both of those incidents, a madman had free reign to slaughter innocent people because none of his victims had a simple tool: a firearm. I argue that it is the responsibility of all free citizens to have firearms close at hand to defend themselves and others against vicious attack. “Active...
  • Victim Pulls Guns on Attackers: Cops (CT)

    08/02/2011 5:23:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    nbcconnecticut.com ^ | 1 August, 2011 | LeAnne Gendreau
    hree men suspected of trying to rob a man in New Haven ended up with a gun turned on them, police said. The victim was walking in the areas of State and Wall streets at 9:46 p.m. on Saturday when three people walked up to him, apparently to rob him, police said. The man had a handgun, drew it and held two of the people until police arrived. Just a little while later, police found the third suspect. Police arrested Jordan Young, 19, of New Haven, and two juveniles.
  • Police: Woman Twice Told Burglar To Leave, Then Shot Him (OH)

    08/02/2011 6:26:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 46 replies
    wlwt.com ^ | 2 August, 2011 | NA
    NEWPORT -- A woman told a burglar to leave twice before shooting him in the head, Newport police said Monday. Phyllis Maloney, 63, told officers that a man she did not know walked in the back door of her home at 16th and Monmouth at about 1 a.m. Maloney said she told the man to leave, but he refused, even moving to touch her. She said she backed up and got a gun out of a drawer and pointed it at him, again telling him to leave. When the man refused a second time and started moving toward her, Maloney...
  • Man shoots stepson in self-defense(TN)

    07/17/2011 5:52:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies · 1+ views
    claiborneprogress.net ^ | 15 July, 2011 | Ashley Hurley
    A New Tazewell man shot his stepson in self-defense last week according to police reports. The Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call on Smith Road on reports that someone had been shot at the residence. When Sgt. Ted Brindle and Deputy Phillip Stubblefield arrived on scene, they saw a man, Jimmy Wayne Edens, 27, walking out the front door onto the deck. Officers noticed that Edens had a towel wrapped around his forearm that appeared to have blood on it. Edens stated to officers that his stepfather, Alfred Bell, had shot him and he was still inside the...
  • DEPUTIES: Home Invasion Suspect Shot By Elderly Man

    07/01/2011 7:33:43 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 6 replies
    witn.com ^ | 1 July 2011 | unattributed
    A home invasion suspect is now in jail after deputies say he was shot by a 77-year-old man after breaking into a Pitt County home. Deputies say around 1:20 a.m. Wednesday Reginald Watson, Jr. and another man broke down the front door of a home on River Road Estates Road. The victims say one of the men was armed with a revolver. At some point, Albert Atkinston was able to get a handgun from another room. Deputies say once Watson saw Atkinston was armed he pointed his weapon at him. Several shots were then fired and deputies say the two...
  • Woman Speaks Out After Shooting Intruder During Break-in

    06/24/2011 8:24:07 AM PDT · by School of Rational Thought · 42 replies
    KSPR 33 ^ | June 23, 2011 | Lauren Matter
    At the time I heard something in the house, you know a bump," she states. Melton knew she locked the doors and knew no one was supposed to be in the house. So when she heard something coming from the back bedroom, she was ready. "I had never seen him," Peggy says. "I had just heard him and he was ranting and raving and he said 'I got a gun, I'm going to kill you. I said fine, I got a gun too." Peggy says the intruder was hiding behind the bedroom door. He threatened her and that's when she...
  • Baltimore Police Issue 2nd Amendment Decal Warning

    06/07/2011 12:00:04 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 113 replies
    Ammoland.com ^ | 06/07/2011 | Ammoland.com
    Maryland --(Ammoland.com)- On May 29, 2011, the Baltimore Police Criminal Intelligence Section issued an “Intelligence Bulletin” warning officers about persons displaying the 2nd Amendment decal pictured here. The bulletin contains the following caption in bold red letters: “….while the individual who is displaying the symbol may not be armed, the presence of the symbol provides an early warning indicator that you MAY be about to encounter an armed individual.” It apparently never occurred to the Intelligence Section that perhaps we the people could use a warning that the presence of a badge provides an early warning that we are about...
  • Please pray for my friend.

    06/02/2011 9:31:06 AM PDT · by RolandTignor · 22 replies · 1+ views
    none | 6-2-2011 | me
    My friend Christopher Sims was defending himself last night when two guys rushed his vehicle and started beating him up. He pulled out his gun and shot both of them. One is dead and the other is in critical condition. Here's the story: http://cbs7.com/news/details.asp?ID=26084 I don't understand how the police can charge him with murder when he was defending himself.
  • Police: Homeowner shoots/kills burglary suspect(SC)

    05/29/2011 12:51:07 PM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies · 1+ views
    wistv.com ^ | 27 May, 2011 | NA
    SUMTER COUNTY, SC (WIS) – A burglary suspect was found dead near a Sumter County home after police said the victim fired three rounds. The incident happened on Pecan Court Friday. The Sumter County Sheriff's Office said when deputies arrived at the scene in response to a burglary, they found the front door of the home had been kicked in. Deputies said the victim woke up after hearing a noise in his apartment and found 42-year-old Henry Leon Wiley in his living room. They went on to say the victim fired three rounds at the suspect, who then fled on...
  • Man kills intruder at S.C. home days after burglary

    05/29/2011 10:52:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 73 replies
    charlotteobserver.com ^ | 29 May, 2011 | AP
    SUMTER, S.C. Authorities say a man shot an intruder in his Sumter home just two days after it was broken into the first time.
  • Druggist in OKC is convicted of murder (shot robber)

    OKLAHOMA CITY - An emotional jury decided Thursday that pharmacist Jerome Jay Ersland is guilty of first-degree murder for fatally shooting a masked robber two years ago in an Oklahoma City drugstore. Jurors recommended life in prison as punishment. Two co-workers at Reliable Discount Pharmacy told jurors that Ersland was a hero who saved their lives on May 19, 2009. Read more from this Tulsa World article at http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?subjectid=14&articleid=20110527_222_A15_CUTLIN912500
  • 1 Dead, 1 Injured When Homeowner Fires On Burglars

    05/23/2011 11:12:30 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 21 replies
    kirotv.com ^ | 23 May 2011 | kirotv Webstaff
    TACOMA, Wash. -- An early-morning shooting involving a homeowner and two burglars sent one person to a hospital and left another dead at the scene in Tacoma Monday, Tacoma police said. At about 6 a.m., police confirmed to KIRO 7 Eyewitness News reporter Rick Price that a shooting erupted shortly before 5 a.m. between Fawcett Avenue and D Street off South 38th Street. Tacoma police spokesman Mark Fulghum told KIRO 7 a homeowner shot two men who were breaking into an attached garage at his home. Fulghum said the homeowner confronted the two burglars and was holding them at gunpoint...
  • Uptown robbers target the wrong guy (MN)

    05/11/2011 11:10:32 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 18 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 5/11/11 | Matt McKinney
    The Uptown robbers struck again Tuesday night, only this time their victim was armed, police say. Edward Curtis, 61, who described himself to police as an ex-Marine, fired several shots at a group of men who attacked him as he got out of his car near his apartment, according to police records. Curtis thinks he may have struck one of the men, said Minneapolis Police Lt. Mike Fossum. "He had just parked his car in the parking lot," said Fossum. "These guys blitzed him. They just started kicking his ass. He managed to get off three rounds." The suspects, one...
  • Clerk kills would-be robber(PA)

    05/02/2011 6:42:50 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies · 1+ views
    abclocal.go.com ^ | 30 April, 2011 | AP
    CAMDEN, N.J. - April 30, 2011 (WPVI) -- Police in Camden say a gas station clerk killed a man who tried to rob him.
  • Largo police: Cabbie shoots 19-year-old man in self-defense(FL)

    05/02/2011 6:46:29 PM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    tampabay.com ^ | 1 May, 2011 | Danny Valentine
    LARGO — A cab driver shot and injured a man who pulled a gun on him after an argument early Sunday, according to police. An unidentified Yellow Cab driver picked up 19-year-old Travonte Myles just before 3 a.m., according to police. Shortly after, Myles and the driver got into an argument and the driver pulled the cab over at Roosevelt Boulevard and Bay Vista Drive, according to Largo police Sgt. Richelle Wasylyna. The driver asked Myles to get out and Myles pulled out a weapon, Wasylyna said. The cab driver got out of the vehicle and Myles followed him with...
  • Armed Citizen

    03/25/2011 7:11:45 AM PDT · by ThinkingBuddha · 17 replies · 1+ views
    www.nraila.org ^ | 03/21/2011 | NRA
    Around 12:30 p.m., two hooded and armed men entered the Jules Market in Flint, Mich. One of the robbers stayed by the door to act as a lookout, while the other drew a gun, went behind the counter and demanded money from the store owner. After giving the criminal the $10 and $20 bills, the owner asked the criminal if he wanted the $1 and $5 bills. The criminal demanded the money, but as the owner reached for the bills with one hand, he retrieved a gun with the other and shot and killed the criminal. The owner then turned...
  • "I Just Broke Into A House And The Owner Came Home," Intruder Tells 911 Operator

    03/08/2011 3:51:53 PM PST · by library user · 22 replies
    Smoking Gun ^ | March 08, 2011 | Staff
    After breaking into an Oregon residence last night, Timothy Chapek, 24, barricaded himself in a bathroom after the owner unexpectedly arrived home. Chapek, you see, was worried that Hilary Mackenzie might be armed (or that her barking German Shepherds could prove problematic). So he called 911 seeking help. “I just broke into a house and the owner came home,” Chapek told a police operator. “You broke into a house?” the surprised operator responded. “I think she’s got guns,” Chapek added. Simultaneously, Mackenzie called police to report that there was an intruder in her Portland home (she told an operator that...
  • Intruder calls 911, afraid homeowner may have gun

    03/08/2011 6:56:28 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 43 replies
    Intruder calls 911, afraid homeowner may have gun By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) -- This time it was the intruder who called 911. A man who broke into a house in Portland, Oregon, called police -- afraid the homeowner may have a gun. The suspect, Timothy James Chapek, was in the bathroom taking a shower when the homeowner returned to the house Monday night, Portland police said in a statement. Accompanied by two German shepherds, the homeowner asked Chapek what he was doing in the house. Chapek locked himself in the bathroom and made an emergency call, police said....
  • Neighbors confront woman about dog feces, 59-year-old opens fire(NV)

    02/05/2011 6:43:31 PM PST · by marktwain · 55 replies
    ktnv.com ^ | 5 February, 2011 | NA
    Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) - A woman is sharing an emotional account of what she calls an unexpected and frightening confrontation. The 59-year-old says she felt forced to open fire after a pair of 20-year-olds forced their way into her apartment. The two intruders accused that woman of throwing dog feces onto their porch. However, the woman who grabbed her gun believes the duo was just looking for trouble. "I thought they were on drugs. They had eyes so black, like a shark's eyes. It was horrendous. I couldn't believe it," said Lorraine Dipaola, who fired a single bullet. Officers...
  • Fatal shooting termed justifiable homicide(FL)

    02/04/2011 6:23:48 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    ocala.com ^ | 3 February, 2011 | Austin L. Miller
    OCALA – A man who shot and killed another man in what appeared to be a botched home invasion robbery last month will not be charged with the man's death. Sheriff's detectives said that after meeting with officials at the State Attorney's Office they have decided the incident was a justifiable homicide. On the night of Jan. 19, William Fishbaugh was visiting a friend, Craig Rosenbaum, at 1391 NE 188th Ave., when his girlfriend asked for a cigarette. Fishbaugh told detectives he went outside to get her a cigarette from a car and a masked man hit him in the...
  • Home Defense Against Burglar: Shooting Caught On Hidden Camera [FAKE]

    02/03/2011 9:15:29 AM PST · by Sasparilla · 29 replies
    This burglar's career was most likely permanently ended by the five shots from his intended victim's firearm as the burglar walked into the home. He was shot after he closed the home's front door after entering. It was videotaped by the homeowner's security camera. Its ironic that this burglar was shot while standing under a "lucky horseshoe" hanging...
  • Residents attend York [PA] meeting carrying guns

    02/01/2011 9:03:48 PM PST · by lightman · 18 replies
    Daily Record/Sunday News ^ | 1 February AD 2011 | EMILY OPILO
    Residents attend York meeting carrying guns By EMILY OPILO Daily Record/Sunday News Updated: 02/01/2011 10:27:12 PM EST Tweet York, PA - At least half a dozen York and York County residents carried guns to York City Council Tuesday in a show of support for the right to bring weapons to municipal meetings. Councilwoman Toni Smith has advocated for a gun ban at the council's meetings, which have been regularly attended by at least one city resident openly carrying a firearm. Smith was told by city solicitor Don Hoyt at a meeting last month that the state prohibits such a ban,...
  • Soldier handles battle at his S.A. home against suspected burglar (TX)

    01/29/2011 5:48:21 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    kens5.com ^ | 19 January, 2011 | Noelle Gardner
    SAN ANTONIO -- When a homeowner saw a suspect attempt to break into his Ford Expedition, he took actions into his own hands, police say. Shots were fired in the 2600 block of Mission Vista after the homeowner and his 3-year-old daughter awoke after 3 a.m. Wednesday from the sound of a car alarm and running engine. Police said the man got his gun and went outside to confront the suspected burglar, coming face-to-face with the barrel of the suspect's gun. The San Antonio Police Department said the homeowner fired three shots in the air to scare the suspect away....
  • Man pulls own gun on armed robbery suspects(TN)

    01/29/2011 8:01:22 AM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies
    wrcbtv.com ^ | 25 January, 2011 | Staff
    CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) -- A Chattanooga man says he pulled his own weapon on armed robbers. He was unloading his car from a trip, Monday night, on Williams Street, when two black men approached him. The first suspect walked past him but turned back and put a gun to the victim demanding his keys. A second victim approached him and said something, then punched the victim in the face. The victim said after being hit, he stumbled back and dropped his keys, then pulled out his own gun. As he did so, the first suspect grabbed the keys, walked into the...
  • Man keeps gun pointed at burglar until police arrive. (MO)

    01/29/2011 8:04:38 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    connectmidmissouri.com ^ | 26 January, 2011 | Ladd Egan
    COLUMBIA -- A Columbia man used his gun to make sure a would-be-thief stayed put until police arrived. The incident happened early Tuesday morning in the 100 block of Texas Avenue, in the northwest section of town. A woman called 911 around 1:45 a.m. to report that her husband was holding a man at gunpoint inside the couple's car, according to police. Police arrived and found Shamakeith Taylor, 27, inside a truck. Police said that Taylor initially resisted getting out of the truck but eventually complied. The husband told police he went outside after hearing his dogs barking and seeing...
  • Mission man uses AK-47 to defend house during home invasion [TX]

    01/14/2011 7:29:27 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 33 replies
    valleycentral.com ^ | 11 Jan 2011 | Action 4 News Staff
    Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office deputies are investigating a home invasion just outside Mission where one suspect was shot in the chest. It all began with a report of a home invasion at 3405 Farmosa around 9:00 p.m. Monday. The homeowner claimed a group of armed men burst into his home yelling "police" in Spanish. The homeowner told deputies he used his AK-47 to shoot at the suspects. He reported hitting one in the chest. The suspects reportedly ran, and a witness followed. Deputies were led to a mobile home near 6 Mile Line and Moore Field Drive. There they found...
  • The Tucson Shooting: a Reminder to Arm Yourself

    01/12/2011 6:32:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | January 12, 2011 | AWR Hawkins
    When Jared Loughner opened fire in Tucson on January 8, six people were killed and fourteen injured. No matter where you were sitting, as the 24-hour news carried the details of the story, the world seemed almost to stop spinning. The raw evil of what Loughner had done was simply too great for decent, law abiding citizens to comprehend. Sadly, it didnÂ’t take long for various talking heads on the left to see the shooting as just another crisis that could be used to further their agenda: tightening gun control, besmearing the Tea Party, and destroying Sarah Palin. For instance,...
  • Gun Enthusiasts Push For Open Carry Law (petition going on at OpenCarry.org)

    01/07/2011 8:37:28 PM PST · by greatdefender · 11 replies
    WESH 2 Orlando ^ | January 7, 2011
    ORLANDO -- Guns may soon be out in the open around Central Florida. Displaying a gun in public is illegal, but local groups are telling gun owners to strap their pistols on their belts Saturday and head out into public. "Open carry is an active deterrent to crime," said Sean Caranna. He is the man leading the movement to let Floridians carry their guns openly in holsters wherever they want. Caranna organized an Open Carry Fishing Event at the Port Orange Dunlawton Causeway Park Saturday. It's one of many that will be held throughout the area. "We are holding six...
  • "Armed Citizen" Blog Re-Launches; Self-Defense Site Rebounds From Lawsuit

    01/04/2011 4:37:19 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 43 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | January 4, 2011 | David Burnett
    The Armed Citizen is back online! TheArmedCitizen.com, the premiere website for chronicling civilian defensive gun use re-launched on New Year’s Day following five months of down time. The site, founded by historian and author Clayton Cramer, fell prey to a frivolous lawsuit from a company known as Righthaven, a legal firm which partners with online newspapers to sue blogs that rebroadcast stories or images from the publications. “It’s basically legal extortion,” said co-blogger David Burnett. “They print their stories online with all kinds of buttons inviting you to share the story on the web. If you repost the story with...
  • In Memoriam Aaron Zelman

    12/29/2010 8:47:49 PM PST · by Copernicus · 1 replies · 2+ views
    John Jacob H’s RKBA Commentary ^ | 12/30/10 | John Jacob H’s RKBA Commentary
    A PROPHET HATH NO HONOR IN HIS OWN COUNTRY OR HIS OWN TIME. It is unlikely you will hear the name Aaron Zelman or JPFO (Jews For the Preservation Of Firearms Ownership) mentioned in end of year obituary reels, but those familiar with his body of work for the Right To Keep and Bear Arms know a giant has passed from our ranks. Mr. Zelman delighted to “shake his fist” in the tyrant’s face in ways few others would dare or conceive. He was a catalyst in the finest sense of the word. Read More…
  • Man shot in head at White Castle on South Side

    12/29/2010 7:42:16 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 42 replies · 8+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 29, 2010 | Deanese Williams-Harris
    An 18-year-old man was shot in the head this morning at a White Castle restaurant in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side. The shooting happened about 12:30 a.m. on the 6600 block of South Halsted Street, said Police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer. Preliminary reports said the man was inside the restaurant when someone opened the door and shot him in the head. The man was taken in serious condition to Stroger Hospital, Greer said.
  • Marine, wife attacked by teens after showing of "Little Fockers"

    12/28/2010 1:08:19 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 250 replies · 31+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | December 28, 2010 | AP
    MANATEE, Fla. (AP) — A group of unruly teenagers attacked a 27-year-old Marine and his wife who had asked them to be quiet during a Christmas night showing of "Little Fockers." The attack happened as the couple left the theater near Bradenton Saturday night. Authorities say the fight attracted about 300 bystanders. Federico Freire, home on leave from Afghanistan, says they left the theater shortly after the teens were asked to leave. The couple was kicked and punched in the parking lot before a gun-brandishing witness told the crowd to step back just before deputies arrived.
  • Students rescue real estate agent after brutal attack

    12/27/2010 7:27:04 PM PST · by Racehorse · 48 replies · 7+ views
    WOAI ^ | 27 December 2010 | Lauren Lea
    SAN ANTONIO - A real estate agent says she owes her life to five students who helped her escape a client who brutally attacked her. Janice Tisdale says she had just finished showing the man the upscale northwest side home and was reaching for the front door's lock when he struck her head with a pole from inside the house. She described it as a pole used to pull a staircase from the ceiling. Tisdale says the man demanded $4,000 and as she was bleeding on the front porch and still talking to him, a golf cart passed by, followed...
  • Deputies: Man Kills Would-Be Robber

    12/27/2010 6:45:16 PM PST · by greatdefender · 8 replies · 1+ views
    LAKE MARY, Fla. -- Seminole County deputies said they're investigating a fatal shooting that happened early Saturday near Old Lake Mary Road and Egrets Landing. Deputies said a man was driving home in the area and said he felt that two vehicles were following him. He said he tried to turn around and found the two vehicles blocked him in. Police said Desmond Willis, 19, got out of one of those cars and started to fire a semiautomatic pistol at the trapped vehicle. The man in the trapped vehicle said he fired back, hitting Willis. Deputies said the two vehicles...
  • Diner owner fights back, shoots armed robber

    12/23/2010 9:52:07 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 13 replies
    fox59.com ^ | 23 Dec 2010 | Danny Beers
    Indianapolis — A south side diner owner fought back when two armed robbers tried to get away with robbing his business early Thursday morning. The owner of E.J's Diner near Shelby Street and Troy Avenue tells police that around 5 a.m., two black males entered his business and demanded money. At some point, one of the robbers reached into his pocket implying he had a gun. That's when the owner reached under his counter, pulled out his handgun and fired one shot at the pair. One of the suspects was hit in the right shoulder. Police searched the area for...
  • Woodbridge clerk becomes robbers' worst nightmare(PA)

    12/18/2010 5:34:12 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    insidenova.com ^ | 14 December, 2010 | Joe Conroy
    WOODBRIDGE, Va. -- It was a gas station employee’s worst nightmare, being grabbed by two men after closing up shop for the night. But it turned out the clerk at the Gordon Boulevard Shell station near Occoquan Saturday night was the nightmare for a pair of would-be muggers. After locking the doors for the night around 11 p.m., the clerk -- who requested his name not be used since his attackers haven't been captured -- turned his car on to warm it up. While he sat in the driver’s seat, he made a phone call. That’s when two men opened...
  • Police Open Carry Stop(California)

    12/17/2010 7:06:14 PM PST · by Copernicus · 56 replies · 2+ views
    John Jacob H’s RKBA Commentary ^ | 12/16/10 | John Jacob H’s RKBA Commentary
    This is one of those Mother-in-law drives your new Cadillac over the cliff type videos. On one hand much happiness at the Officer’s wonderfully positive attitude toward the innocent citizen, on the other hand much consternation as he muzzle sweeps the traffic behind him with a weapon whose operation is unfamiliar to him. To see other examples of open carry/Constitutional Carry CLICK HERE or HERE or HERE
  • Dormont business owner fatally shoots robber

    12/16/2010 4:09:29 PM PST · by grundle · 11 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | December 16, 2010 | Sadie Gurman
    The owner of a Dormont business fatally shot a man who was trying to rob him this morning. Allegheny County Police Assistant Superintendent James Morton said a 39-year-old man armed with a handgun and a stun gun entered Bill's Auto Service in Limha Way, an alley behind the 2900 block of West Liberty Avenue, around 11 a.m. He forced the owner and an auto parts delivery driver to kneel inside the one-bay garage. Somehow, the owner was able to retrieve his own gun and fired at the robber, who collapsed and died outside. Mr. Morton said police are still trying...
  • Prosecutors: Renton woman shoots 2 intruders, foils home invasion(WA)

    12/07/2010 4:36:03 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    seattlepi.com ^ | 6 December, 2010 | LEVI PULKKINEN
    Two Renton men alleged to have been shot by a woman during a failed drug robbery have been charged with assault. King County prosecutors contend that Maurice H. Pollock and Brandon K. Wolfe were both wounded in a midday gunfight that broke out as they attempted to force their way into a woman's apartment while posing as police. Shortly after noon on Nov. 19, Renton police were called to an apartment complex in the 10400 block of Southeast 174th Street following a report of a shootout. According to charging documents, Pollock, 28, and Wolfe, 25, claimed to have been victims...
  • Sarah Palin Takes Aim at 'Anti-Hunting Hypocrisy' (ABC allows violent threats on website)

    12/05/2010 8:07:39 PM PST · by tobyhill · 58 replies
    abc ^ | 12/5/2010 | John Berman and Mary Bruce
    In tonight’s episode of “Sarah Palin’s Alaska,” the former governor showcases the Alaska tundra while caribou hunting with her father. Beyond proving she’s a great shot, the episode is giving Palin an opportunity to “proudly” take aim at “anti-hunting hypocrisy.” “Tonight's hunting episode of Sarah Palin's Alaska ‘controversial’? Really? Unless you've never worn leather shoes, sat upon a leather couch or eaten a piece of meat, save your condemnation of tonight's episode. I remain proudly intolerant of anti-hunting hypocrisy. :)” Palin posted on Facebook and Twitter today. Palin’s pro-hunting posts began on Friday when she urged fans to tune in...
  • Rineyville teen dies after being shot during break-in (Police say shooter was defending home)

    12/02/2010 6:54:04 PM PST · by SLB · 21 replies · 2+ views
    The News Enterprise ^ | 2 Dec 10 | Bob White
    A Rineyville man died Wednesday from a gunshot wound received during what police describe as an attempted invasion of a Sun & Fun mobile home park residence Tuesday night. Kentucky State Police at Elizabethtown’s Post 4 say 18-year-old Kevin Scott Puckett was crawling through a window at the home of Loretta Hawkins at 180 Tomahawk Trail. Hawkins fired a handgun at Puckett at about 7 p.m. Tuesday. According to Trooper Bruce Reeves, spokesman for KSP Post 4, Puckett was involved in an ongoing dispute with Hawkins’ adult son, who was inside the home when the attempted break-in and subsequent shooting...
  • Self Defense For Real: The Entire Story of How I Prevented Two Vicious Rottweilers

    11/27/2010 8:40:49 PM PST · by Copernicus · 11 replies
    Walter Zoomies World ^ | 11/11/10 | Walter Zoomie
    Self Defense For Real: The Entire Story of How I Prevented Two Vicious Rottweilers From Chewing My (Bleep) Up, and the (Bleep)-Storm That Followed This blog story thing is long and detailed and full of self-serving, self-aggrandizing (bleep). It required much thoughtful editing. It will be entertaining and educational, while at the same time irrepressibly drab and awful. It's pretty much all true, except for the (bleep) I threw in to make you giggle a little bit.You all will love it.Maybe. Or not. Don't forget to click on the images... _____
  • India Arms School Girls To Fight Militants [VIDEO]

    11/17/2010 5:43:06 PM PST · by James C. Bennett · 11 replies · 1+ views
    NTDTV ^ | 15 November, 2010 | NTDTV
    They may still wear braids, but living in the turbulent northern Jammu and Kashmir state, these girls are no strangers to violence. One who lost her grandmother to a militant attack is eager to learn. [Sunaina, Girl Receiving Training] "We have been given training to use big weapons and we have learnt a lot. We felt very nice." Paramilitary troops are teaching girls to defend themselves and their villages against frequent skirmishes in the disputed Kashmir region. [S.S. Chillar, Commanding Officer] "This is basically to provide training to the children, especially girls, living near the Line of Control areas to...
  • No charges for homeowner who killed would-be burglar

    11/17/2010 5:45:53 PM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 10 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Nov 17, 2010 05:20PM | Aaron Falk
    No charges will be filed against a Kearns man who shot and killed a would-be burglar last week. The homeowner was “legally justified” when he shot 19-year-old Kyle Stuart Poulton during an attempted break-in Nov. 8, the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office said Wednesday. The man “had a real, and legally justified, fear for the safety of his family and believed he was attempting to prevent his home from being burglarized,” the DA’s Office found. On Nov. 8, the man was at his home, near 5600 South and 5100 West, when someone rang the doorbell around 1:30 a.m., according...
  • The Bump Stock Returns(Akins Accelerator Redux?)

    11/14/2010 9:10:33 PM PST · by Copernicus · 5 replies
    John Jacob H’s RKBA Commentary ^ | 11/15/10 | John Jacob H’s RKBA Commentary
    Two years ago RKBAians watched in amazement and horror as the saga of the Akins Accelerator unfolded in all its gory detail: CLICK LINK HERE
  • Taurus Tactical Operator

    11/14/2010 7:12:07 PM PST · by Copernicus · 48 replies · 2+ views
    Gun Nuts.Net ^ | 11/12/1010 | Caleb
    Coming from Taurus in 2011 is their latest addition to the Judge line-up of firearms, the Tactical Operator Judge. This is previously unpublished info that you’re seeing here at Gun Nuts first. The Tactical Operator Judge will include from the factory the accessories you see at the left; a Viridian laser module, fiber optic front sight, and an Aimpoint Micro. The top strap of the revolver will have an integral rail system to mount the Aimpoint, or you’d like to upgrade to an ACOG that will be supported as well.