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  • German Populist Party Favors Armed Citizens

    08/29/2016 5:00:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    image from A populist German politician is saying that German citizens should have the right to weapons to protect themselves. The Alternative for Germany (AfD) is a political party that has achieved some recent electoral successes.  It rejects subservience of Germany to the European Union, and rejects the recent mass immigration.   From "Many people are increasingly feeling unsafe. Every law-abiding citizen should be in a position to defend themselves, their family and their friends," Frauke Petry told the Funke Media Group in an interview published on Saturday. "We all know how long it takes until the...
  • Armed Citizens Saving Police Officers

    05/29/2016 3:46:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 29 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    This list was originally published by Ohioans for Concealed Carry PAC and then by the Kentucky Concealed Carry Coalition.  It has ceased to exist on those pages.  I found it on, where it was republished. It is a compilation worth keeping.  The list was originally published before February 8th, 2009.  It has not been updated since then. I know that it is only a partial listing.  For example it does not list the case of Rory Vertigan, who shot, then captured one of three drug dealers who ambushed and killed Officer Marc Atkinson of the Phoenix Police Department...
  • Concealed Carrier Saves Police Officer from Mob

    02/12/2016 5:40:33 PM PST · by ChildOfThe60s · 22 replies
    USA Carry ^ | 02/10/2016 | by Michael Jenkins
    When a police officer in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania came under attack by a group of young people, the intervention of a citizen armed with a handgun prevented further tragedy. The incident took place on Friday, February 5th. A police officer on routine patrol near Upper Darby High School broke up a fight between several students. In response, a group of nearly 40 young people began to harass and threaten him. Two young men stepped forward and began to physically assault the uniformed officer. A neighbor in a nearby home took action. Armed with a handgun, he left his house and...
  • Israelis invest in firepower as knife attacks rise

    10/15/2015 8:12:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 10/15/2015 | Daphne Rousseau
    Cars are double- and even triple-parked outside a gun shop in Israel's coastal city of Tel Aviv. Inside, customers jostle each other as they wait to be served. Israelis fearful of a rising number of knife and other attacks by Palestinians are increasingly turning to firepower for personal protection. Seven Israelis and around 30 Palestinians have been killed in an upsurge of unrest since October 1, with many of the attackers wielding blades.

    07/17/2015 7:58:48 PM PDT · by keats5 · 87 replies ^ | 7/17/15 | AWR Hawkins
    On July 17, armed Georgia citizens with concealed carry permits lined up outside a Hiram, Georgia, military recruiting center to keep it safe.
  • Mass Killings Stopped by Armed Citizens, Updated

    05/25/2015 1:17:35 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Mass Killings Stopped by Armed Citizens has been my most popular article.  It was published on 16 December, 2012.  I had been collecting these incidents for a few years, ever since I noticed that the old media gave them virtually no coverage.  They received a little local coverage, but were ignored/spiked by the national media. In the original publication, there were eight incidents.  Readers quickly brought more to my attention, swelling the list to fifteen.  Over the last two years, seven more incidents have been added.  One of those, the SC Boiling Springs event, does not appear to be...
  • Witness Pulled Gun On Burglary Suspect Who Was Beating OKC Officer

    05/10/2015 12:00:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    News 9 ^ | May 07, 2015 | Matthew Nuttle
    OKLAHOMA CITY - New information is coming out regarding the rookie Oklahoma City police officer who was beaten by a suspect with his own baton following a burglary on the northwest side of the metro. An armed witness may have been the only thing that kept that officer from a more serious beating, or worse. It happened just after 2 p.m. Tuesday in the 2800 block of W. Park Pl. Rookie Officer Adam Eller and field training officer Sgt. Michael Lambert were responding to the burglary call. ... During the chase the two officers became separated. Eller found himself alone...
  • NBC News softens report on ‘ISIS-inspired’ terror plot preempted by Canadian officials

    10/09/2014 12:42:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/09/2014 | Noah Rothman
    For the first time in years, the issue of terrorism is again near forefront of the minds of voters most likely to head to the polls in November. The rise of the Islamic State in the Middle East and the statements of American officials who warn that the nation is less safe today than at any time since 9/11 have made for an anxious electorate. The party in power, however, will not benefit from this increased apprehension – polls indicate that Republicans are most trusted to handle matters relating to foreign affairs and national security. This is perhaps why...
  • Mexico Finally Allowing Armed Citizens to Legally Fight Back Against Drug Cartels

    01/31/2014 6:10:24 AM PST · by rktman · 21 replies ^ | 1/30/2014 | Katie Pavlich
    As a result of continued drug violence in their communities, Mexican citizens have been arming themselves to fight back against ruthless cartels and breaking the law to do so. In Mexico, regular citizens are not allowed to own firearms. When citizen, vigilante groups first started arming themselves against the will of the government, police and officials expressed concern and asked the groups to disarm. But now, after armed communities have proven to be an effective force to keep drug cartel activity at bay, the government is changing its tune in some areas of the country. More from CNN:
  • The Knockout Game Is Just A Preview Of The Chaos That Is Coming To The Streets Of America

    11/27/2013 3:19:39 AM PST · by IbJensen · 128 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 11/26/2013 | Michael Snyder
    <p>There is a hot new game being played in cities all over America, and it is very simple. You pick out a defenseless person on the street and you try to knock them out.</p> <p>In most areas, it is known as “the knockout game”. In some communities it is called by other names such as “point-em-out, knock-em-out” and “polar bear hunting”. In many instances, the perpetrators don’t even try to steal anything from the people that they knock out. The goal is just to “have fun” by brutally attacking an innocent victim.</p>
  • Abdul Haji: I went in to rescue my brother in Westgate

    10/03/2013 8:16:54 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies ^ | 27 September, 2013 | BBC
    Businessman Abdul Haji and a small group of plain-clothes policemen helped to rescue dozens of people from the Westgate mall. He had gone in search of his brother, armed only with a pistol that his father - a former Kenyan defence minister - had taught him to hunt with as a child. He tells the BBC of his experiences: I was on the other side of town when I received an SMS from my brother. The message was vague: "I'm stuck at the Westgate. Seems like a terrorist attack. Pray for me." (snip) We had left some armed people on...
  • TX:Pro-gun Group Protests Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee’s Office

    06/18/2013 6:26:54 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 18 June 2013 | NA
    A Houston group which supports arming private citizens for free protests at the heights office of U.S. representative Sheila Jackson Lee. Armed Citizens Project founder Kyle Coplen says this was in response to yesterday when the congresswoman spoke with Mothers Demand Action, a gun law organization. Coplen says the neighborhood training is going well and that he envisions this spreading to other neighborhoods. Sheila Jackson Lee’s office told Coplen they would like to arrange a meeting between the two of them in July.
  • Armed Citizens Project Giving Away Free Shot Guns to Potential Crime Victims

    06/12/2013 2:23:09 PM PDT · by Marcus · 8 replies
    Yahoo Voices ^ | June 11, 2013 | Mark R. Whittington
    The prescription that many well meaning people have to tamp down on gun violence is to restrict the private ownership of fire arms. However the Associated Press reports that a private group in Houston is pursuing a different approach. The Armed Citizen Project is giving away free shot guns to single women and residents in high crime area, starting with the northwest Houston Oak Forest neighborhood. The non-profit organization intends to expand its program, which includes a training program, to Dallas, San Antonio, and Tucson, Ariz. Plans are to have the program in place in 13 cities, including New York...
  • The Armed Citizen Project (About time!)

    04/01/2013 9:18:35 PM PDT · by Varmint Al · 7 replies
    The Armed Citizen ProjectThe Armed Citizen Project is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to training and arming residents in mid-high crime areas with defensive shotguns, for free!  In training and arming law-abiding residents, we are saturating neighborhoods with defensive weapons, and measuring the effect that a heavily armed society has on crime rates...................snip...................We are an organization that is not simply content to hold the line on guns.  If the fight does not come to us, we will go to it.  We are also training and arming single women in high crime areas, competing against gun buybacks, calling out anti-gun...
  • HURT: Gun-free zones are only for ‘the little people’

    01/30/2013 6:28:44 PM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 29 January, 2013 | Charles Hurt
    Living here in the shadow of our nation’s great Capitol in this fine Federal City, my neighbors and I enjoy the peace and serenity of a tightly enforced “no-fly” zone. By “peace” and “serenity” I mean that we are under near-constant assault by helicopters everywhere whapping just over our rooftops. Sometimes they are orange, sometimes green, sometimes they are blue with an orange stripe. And, yes, sometimes they are even actual black helicopters flying just overhead. I have even seen them ride over my little house with a guy tricked out in tactical gear hanging out the door holding a...
  • Police Shoot Armed Man in Calif. Movie Theater

    01/14/2013 4:40:50 PM PST · by doug from upland · 23 replies
    SAN DIEGO January 13, 2013 (AP) Moviegoers at a San Diego theater ducked for cover as police stormed in during a movie and shot and wounded an armed domestic violence suspect pretending to be a patron. The lights came on suddenly during a Saturday matinee screening of "Les Miserables" at Reading Cinemas Carmel Mountain in northern San Diego and two officers who had been going theater-to-theater spotted their suspect among the approximately 15 moviegoers, most of whom quickly hit the floor and started inching toward exits, police and witnesses said. The suspect, Tom Billodeaux of Escondido, 20, at first obeyed...
  • Deputies: Homeowner's Son Kills Intruder in Salinas(CA)

    08/12/2011 6:12:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies ^ | 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...
  • Police: Woman Twice Told Burglar To Leave, Then Shot Him (OH)

    08/02/2011 6:26:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 46 replies ^ | 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...
  • Police: Would-Be Bandits Twice Foiled By Armed Clerks ( CO )

    09/23/2010 6:37:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    TheDenverChannel ^ | September 23, 2010 | April Schildmeyer
    Clerks at two different liquor stores used their own handguns to foil a duo of would-be thieves in Aurora Wednesday night. Aurora police say the two attempted robberies happened within minutes of each other. Responding officers found one of the suspects on foot near the liquor store. He was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds and ...
  • Homeowner shoots burglar on city's northwest side(IN)

    07/31/2010 6:20:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies · 2+ views ^ | 29 July. 2010 | NA
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - A 23-year-old burglary suspect is in critical condition after a 64-year-old homeowner shot him in the chest just before 2:30 Thursday afternoon. Indianapolis Metropolitan Police say Phillip Dubbs came home to find his front door kicked in; he walked in and found Bryan Tuggle ransacking his home. Police say the two men got into a scuffle and Dubbs opened fire, striking Tuggle in the chest. Tuggle was rushed to Wishard Hospital where he is listed in critical condition. Police say he has been arrested and will be charged for burglary. Police say Dubbs acted within the laws...
  • Driver working on broken down vehicle in Colleton Co. shoots armed robber (50 cal Desert Eagle)

    The vehicle pulling the trailer started having mechanical trouble and they pulled off onto the exit ramp at McLeod Road. They called for a tow truck and began to transfer the U-haul trailer from the disabled vehicle to the second vehicle. The two women stood near the other vehicle and trailer while the man was down near the bumper trying to wire the trailer lights into his truck. Malone said that’s when a silver colored sedan with three people inside pulled up. An armed man stepped out and pointed the gun at the older woman, as he covered his face...
  • Why Nobody Invades Switzerland

    02/22/2010 11:08:28 AM PST · by 4buttons · 206 replies · 4,198+ views
    tony rogers dot com ^ | January 14, 2010 | T.Rogers
    Link to video; Why Nobody Invades Switzerland
  • Gun Control By Way Of Health Reform

    10/26/2009 9:53:26 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 7 replies · 992+ views ^ | 10/26/2009 | Staff
    Gun Rights: A decade after Congress forbade the CDC from studying the health consequences of gun ownership, the National Institutes of Health has started funding such research. Will reform pry the guns from our cold, sick hands? More than a decade ago Congress, seeing it as a backdoor assault on the 2nd Amendment and the right to keep and bear arms, voted to cut funding for firearms research by the Centers for Disease Control. Such research was viewed as one-sided and based on flawed assumptions that all gun use was bad, even that which saved lives and deterred crime. --...
  • Gun Control By Way Of Health Reform

    10/22/2009 5:56:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 63 replies · 3,617+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 22, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS Staff
    Gun Rights: A decade after Congress forbade the CDC from studying the health consequences of gun ownership, the National Institutes of Health has started funding such research. Will reform pry the guns from our cold, sick hands? More than a decade ago Congress, seeing it as a backdoor assault on the 2nd Amendment and the right to keep and bear arms, voted to cut funding for firearms research by the Centers for Disease Control. Such research was viewed as one-sided and based on flawed assumptions that all gun use was bad, even that which saved lives and deterred crime. The...
  • Shopkeeper ‘didn’t want to shoot’ robbers [BUT DID] (NY)

    08/18/2009 3:14:38 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 10 replies · 709+ views
    ap ^ | Aug. 15, 2009 | Staff
    NEW YORK - The sidewalk outside the Harlem store still was smeared with blood Friday, and the glass on the door still was blown out. Above the entrance, someone had scribbled the words, "Abandon hope all ye who enter here." Less than 24 hours after a deadly showdown at the shop worthy of a Clint Eastwood script, Charles "Gus" Augusto Jr. entered his store — oblivious of the inscription taken from Dante's "Inferno." The 72-year-old wholesaler of commercial restaurant equipment had been up all night, questioned by police about how he'd drawn a shotgun and killed two of four armed...
  • Shopper pulls gun, stops robbery cold

    01/02/2008 11:59:49 PM PST · by Reagan is King · 60 replies · 230+ views ^ | Jan. 2, 2008 | staff
    WEAPONS OF CHOICE Shopper pulls gun, stops robbery cold Held suspect at grocery store until police officers arrived A grocery store customer in Indianapolis is being credited with halting an armed robbery by pulling his own weapon and pointing it at the assailant until police arrived. According to a report in the Indianapolis Star, Charlie Merrell, 51, was in a checkout line at a grocery store called Bucks IGA on the city's south side when a "masked man jumped a nearby counter and held a gun on a store employee." The police report cited by the newspaper said the incident...
  • The Second Amendment Revolution

    12/15/2007 11:00:17 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies · 138+ views
    The New Republic ^ | December 5, 2007 | Cass Sunstein
    Here is a remarkable development. Just twenty-five years ago, there was a strong consensus, among judges and academics, that the Second Amendment did not create an individual right. No federal court had invalidated a restriction on guns on Second Amendment grounds (ever). As recently as 1992, Chief Justice Warren Burger, a conservative Republican appointee, rejected the individual rights view in public. (For some details, see my TNR piece, "The Most Mysterious Right.") In a short period, the consensus has shattered. There is a strong possibility that the Supreme Court will accept a view that seemed utterly implausible in the relatively...
  • Protesters clash over Pasadena man who shot suspected burglars

    12/02/2007 7:28:56 PM PST · by stevie_d_64 · 140 replies · 512+ views
    Associated Press ^ | December 2, 2007 | Taylor Timmins / & The Associated Press
    Riot police were on the scene in a Pasadena neighborhood Sunday afternoon as a planned protest teetered on the brink of mayhem. Quanell X and his followers planned to meet in front of the home of Joe Horn, the man who shot and killed two suspected burglars at his neighbor’s home last month, in the 7400 block of Timberline for a protest around 3 p.m. But they were met with an even larger group of protesters in support of Horn’s actions.
  • Winds of change: J&K girls take up arms [Citizens being armed to fight Islamic militancy]

    08/13/2007 6:06:39 AM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 14 replies · 782+ views
    New Delhi Television ^ | Monday, August 13, 2007 | NDTV
    NAWSHERA, India: Fighting militancy in Jammu and Kashmir is no longer limited to just men. Women and girls are now picking up the gun to protect themselves and their homes. They play hockey in Chake de India but in real life, young girls in remote border villages in Jammu and Kashmir are doing their bit for their country. 18-year-old Sona helps her mother with the household chores but soon she will also be protecting her neighbours from militants. ''I and my mother both have undergone this training. Now even if militants come when my father is not at home, we...
  • Carjacking thwarted when driver shoots suspect in head

    03/24/2007 9:30:00 AM PDT · by cong. dance leader · 33 replies · 1,780+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | March 24, 2007 | Hector Gutierrez
    A carjacking victim may have turned the tables late Friday when he shot the suspect in the head as the man drove down the street.
  • Victims fighting attackers - Recent string of self-defense cases shows hard choices

    11/20/2006 2:37:18 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 26 replies · 1,010+ views
    The Cincinnati Enquirer | November 20, 2006 | DAN HORN AND SHARON COOLIDGE
    Link Only: Victims fighting attackers - Recent string of self-defense cases shows hard choices
  • Carnival of Cordite (#77) is up

    10/22/2006 5:37:00 AM PDT · by 2Am4Sure · 224+ views
    Spank that Donkey ^ | Oct 21, 2006 | Chris
    Welcome back to the Carnival of Cordite, edition #77, with as promised some good posts in memory of the Late Mr. Cooper. Let's start with the blogger, I lifted this photo from Xavier Thoughts who submits "Jeff Cooper on Weapons", and "Jeff Cooper on the Nanny State". Our good friend also relates to us what he got in a trade for his Kahr K40, and some American Greenbacks! And as a bonus special this good post, "My First 1911".
  • Carnival of Cordite (Spirit of 76) is up

    10/16/2006 9:02:57 PM PDT · by 2Am4Sure · 191+ views
    Spank that Donkey ^ | Oct 16, 2006 | Chris
    Welcome to this weeks Big, Big edition of the Carnival of Cordite, "the Spirit of 76' Edition. This week we have some great posts from the bloggers who attended the GunBloggers Rendezvous, and great submissions from those less fortunate, (like me). Many Thanks to Cowboy Blob for this week's COC graphic!
  • Carnival of Cordite (#74) is up.

    10/02/2006 5:43:01 AM PDT · by 2Am4Sure · 216+ views
    Spank That Donkey ^ | Oct 1, 2006 | Chris
    Welcome back and/or to the 74th edition of the Carnival of Cordite. Last week we featured a "best of edition" for a really great carnival. This week we are getting more of the same as Chublogga checks in with a couple new posts and some of his "best of"! Our most appropriate post to lead off this weeks COC though is Michael Bane's Eulogy, "A Few Thoughts on the Passing of Jeff Cooper".
  • Marin stingy with concealed weapon permits

    10/01/2006 7:58:52 AM PDT · by 2Am4Sure · 25 replies · 1,281+ views
    Marin Independent Journal ^ | Oct. 1, 2006 | Tad Whitaker
    When it comes to getting a concealed weapon permit, liberal Marin is a conservative place. Getting a license to carry a gun in some places around the state is as simple as asking for one and taking a class. But in Marin County, it's tough. Real tough. "People have to show me good cause," said Marin County Sheriff Robert Doyle. Concealed weapon licenses are handed out by the top law enforcement official in each jurisdiction. In most places that's the chief of police, such as Fairfax and San Rafael. But Sheriff Doyle is the de facto gatekeeper because he oversees...
  • Utah Struggling to Keep Up With Gun Permit Demand

    09/27/2006 10:19:31 AM PDT · by 2Am4Sure · 25 replies · 730+ views
    BYU NewsNet ^ | Sep. 27, 2006 | Lauren Waddell
    A recent Utah Supreme Court ruling said that concealed weapons were legal anywhere in Utah, including on college campuses. Utah has become one of the most sought-after locations for the application and purchase of concealed firearm permits in the country, with application numbers on the rise for the past four years. The Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification manages all applications and distribution of the permits, which legally allow people to carry concealed firearms. Over the past four years, concealed firearm permits in Utah have shot up dramatically. According to BCI data, the projections for total permit applications for 2006 will...
  • What happened to the liar Bellesiles?

    09/25/2006 4:28:52 PM PDT · by 2Am4Sure · 3 replies · 279+ views
    Vanity | Sep 25, 2006 | 2Am4Sure
    He was quoted as wanting to teach High School (shudder). Others say he's teaching at a University in England, but don't know its name. (Bellesiles and the English deserve each other.) Anyone know for sure?
  • Chicks Carrying Guns and Kicking Tail

    09/25/2006 4:12:12 PM PDT · by 2Am4Sure · 15 replies · 1,887+ views ^ | Sep. 25, 2006 | Mary Katherine Ham
    No, I didn’t write that headline just to get you to click through to my column. All right, maybe I did a little, but there really is no better way to describe it. Over the past couple weeks, there have been a couple stories floating around that just warmed my little heart, but they didn’t get a lot of attention, so I have decided to give them plenty. Do you wonder what kind of story it takes to warm my cold, conservative heart? Well, wonder no longer. This is the kind of headline I’m talking about. Woman Kills Intruder With...
  • Best of Carnival of Cordite (#73)</span></a> is up.

    09/25/2006 8:49:00 AM PDT · by 2Am4Sure · 2 replies · 195+ views
    Spank that Donkey ^ | Sep 24, 2006 | Chris
    Welcome to 73rd edition of the Carnival of Cordite! This weeks call went out for the best posts ya got, and we got a lot of them. Here is a clip from the top secret mission directive at HQ, and again sorry you have to Microsquish IE.
  • Saul Cornell Is Suddenly No Longer a Partisan on Gun Control

    09/23/2006 11:48:06 AM PDT · by 2Am4Sure · 1 replies · 276+ views
    Clayton Cramer's Blog ^ | Sep 22, 2006 | Clayton Cramer
    At least, that's what this editorial from the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star-Tribune claims: First, a calming caveat: Saul Cornell doesn't want to take away your guns. He's neither antigun nor progun. He really isn't a gun guy at all. His thing is history. Cornell, a professor at Ohio State University, passed through town the other day with much to say about regulating guns. Yet his aim isn't to take sides in the modern gun-control debate -- a squabble he thinks has strayed rather off-topic. It's far more interesting, he thinks, to look back to learn what this country's founders actually thought...
  • Kids hide as mom, friend slain

    09/23/2006 6:51:40 AM PDT · by 2Am4Sure · 30 replies · 1,498+ views
    Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | Sep 23, 2006 | Howie Padilla and Tom Ford
    Teri Lee feared her ex-boyfriend would kill her. After he was arrested in July and charged with attacking her with two butcher knives, she predicted it. "Ms. Lee stated she was afraid for her life and was very afraid that the defendant would make bail and come to her house and kill her," an investigator reported in July. That was two months ago, before Friday morning when, police say, Steven Van Keuren broke into Lee's Washington County home and killed her and a friend. Police shot and wounded him. Lee's four children, ranging in age from 6 to 12, were...
  • Group 4 guard’s terror at gunpoint hold-up (UK)

    09/23/2006 5:49:46 AM PDT · by 2Am4Sure · 6 replies · 332+ views
    Wanstead and Woodford Guardian ^ | Sep 23, 2006 | Unattributed
    A TERRIFIED security guard was left shaking with fear after an armed robbery on a van outside a bank in Barkingside High Street. The man was collecting cash from Barclays Bank in the High Street, just yards from the police station, and was taking it back to the Group 4 Securicor van at about 11.45am last Thursday when two men rode up on a motorbike. The pillion passenger waved a gun in his face and demanded the money which he handed over to the pair who then rode off through Waverley Gardens. continued... Police say that both attackers were wearing...
  • Carnival of Cordite (#72) is up.

    09/20/2006 3:54:59 AM PDT · by 2Am4Sure · 1 replies · 226+ views
    Spank That Donkey ^ | Sep. 19, 2006 | Chris
    Welcome to the Carnival of Cordite #72 Happiness is your own, way over built .308, an excerpt from J9Dine's email: Well of course I have...but not gun related. I'm in the process of ordering a custom rifle, actually, and was waiting for the final specs to be in place before I put up a post and submitted it to COC. I'm going to have a tactical .308 built, ridiculously more than I will ever have a need for, complete with a fluted and braked barrel, AICS chassis with 10 round magazine, all accurized and finished with the best stuff and...
  • Arm Against 'Katricians,' Gun Dealers Tell Houston

    09/18/2006 4:45:36 AM PDT · by 2Am4Sure · 17 replies · 1,845+ views
    LA Times ^ | Sep. 18, 2006 | Miguel Bustillo
    When the "Katricians" rise up in violence, Houstonians had better be packing some serious heat. That's the inflammatory message of a new gun-shop commercial on the radio that gives Hurricane Katrina evacuees a vaguely alien-sounding name, and advises Texans to take up arms to defend themselves against crimes committed by the newcomers. "When the 'Katricians' themselves are quoted as saying the crime rate is gonna go up if they don't get more free rent, then it's time to get your concealed-handgun license," warns the radio ad by Jim Pruett, who co-hosts a bombastic talk-radio show and owns Jim Pruett's Guns...
  • Impact of Luby's gunman still felt

    09/17/2006 3:28:05 AM PDT · by 2Am4Sure · 27 replies · 1,206+ views
    Killeen Daily Herald ^ | Sep. 17, 2006 | Kristine Favreau
    Fifteen years ago next month, an armed man drove his truck through a Luby's restaurant in Killeen and opened fire upon the crowd, killing 23 patrons and wounding 20 others before turning the weapon on himself. As a direct result of the Oct. 16, 1991, Luby's incident, in 1995, Texas lawmakers, led by Suzanna Gratia Hupp (whose parents were both killed in the massacre), passed a law that allowed Texans to obtain a concealed-carry handgun permit. Concerns were raised that the new concealed handgun law would create more problems than it would solve, turning residents into armed vigilantes who would...
  • Judge rules against store owner; Says chief had right to deny firearms license (MA)

    09/16/2006 6:57:43 AM PDT · by 2Am4Sure · 8 replies · 559+ views
    The Patriot Ledger ^ | Sep 16, 2006 | CHRISTOPHER WALKER
    A court upheld Quincy Police Chief Robert Crowley’s decision to deny a downtown sporting goods store a license to sell firearms in a case that further riled gun advocates already frustrated by the chief’s policies on granting permits. Superior Court Judge Wendie Gershengorn ruled that Crowley was within his authority to deny a license to sell guns to Ronald Hidalgo, the owner of the Sportsman’s Den on Southern Artery, because of a 20-year-old assault charge and a 6-year-old restraining order. Both cases were ultimately dropped, but a state law giving police chiefs broad discretion in deciding who is qualified for...
  • Candidates support gun ownership (OH) (Take your pick)

    09/08/2006 4:13:28 AM PDT · by 2Am4Sure · 6 replies · 316+ views
    Dayton Daily News ^ | Sep. 8, 2006 | Staff
    Q Current law gives journalists access to the names of people who hold permits to carry concealed weapons, but a pending bill would close off that access. Should the media continue to have access? Blackwell: No. "A law-abiding citizen's personal information should remain personal. Making their personal information available to the press would needlessly put law-abiding citizens in potentially dangerous situations." Strickland: No. "What we're talking about here is a basic, fundamental right that is guaranteed in the constitution and it seems reasonable to me that unless or until someone demonstrates cause, that their privacy, when it comes to exercising...
  • Carnival of Cordite (#69) is up

    08/12/2006 3:52:58 PM PDT · by 2Am4Sure · 1 replies · 177+ views
    Resistance is Futile ^ | Aug. 12, 2006 | Gullyborg
    Another week, another Carnival of Cordite, another big annoucement... As I mentioned yesterday in the post before this one, I am starting a new job! That means far less free time to devote to this website and the Carnival of Cordite. I don't yet know what the plan will be. Maybe more guest hosts. Maybe changing to every other week or even monthly posting. Not sure yet. But I am open to ideas, so please share your thoughts in the comments. And now... on with the show!
  • Carnival of Cordite (#68) is up.

    08/05/2006 5:55:48 AM PDT · by 2Am4Sure · 239+ views
    Resistance is Futile ^ | Aug 4, 2006 | Gullyborg
    It's CORDITE time! Forget the fluff. Let's just get right to the best part: Knowledge is Power brings us hot chick with guns:
  • Carnival of Cordite (#67) is up.

    07/29/2006 2:29:44 AM PDT · by 2Am4Sure · 185+ views
    Resistance is Futile ^ | July 28, 2006 | Gullyborg
    Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, poor defenseless woodland creatures, welcome once again to the Carnival of Cordite! It's been a busy couple of months. Many thanks go out to Spank that Donkey and Mr. Completely for stepping up to pinch hit while I've been occupied with less enjoyable tasks. Now I'm back, and more energized than ever to fight the good fight for your Right to Bear Arms. Let's leap right into it, shall we?