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  • Deputies: Man Kills Neighbor Trying To Break Into Home(NC)

    04/10/2012 9:04:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    wcti12.com ^ | 9 April, 2012 | Staff
    JACKSONVILLE -- Deputies in Onslow County are investigating an Easter night shooting in Jacksonville in which they say one neighbor shot another as he was trying to break into his house. Deputies were called to 111 Fieldcrest Drive around 9 p.m. Sunday where 22-year-old David Darling was shot and killed. Deputies said Darling was trying to enter that home through a broken window. Darling lives next door to that home at 113 Fieldcrest Drive. NewsChannel 12 spoke with the roommate of a neighbor who witnessed the shooting and called 911. The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, recalled the conversation...
  • Toledo police: shooting of burglar justified(OH)

    04/10/2012 8:05:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    13abc.com ^ | 9 April, 2012 | Alexis Means
    A burglar is still recovering after being shot by a homeowner. Toledo police say, under the law, the homeowner had every right to shoot. Toledo police say, if someone breaks into your home, you have a right to protect yourself. You can have a fire arm inside your home without having a concealed carry permit. Toledo police say the homeowner who shot Victor Stubblefield Jr. did the right thing. The 49-year-old was shot after he broke into a Point Place home. The homeowner, who wants to remain anonymous, says he came face to face with the suspect in his hallway....
  • Stand Your Ground law helps keep shooter out of jail(FL)

    04/10/2012 7:16:41 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    baynews9.com ^ | 9 April, 2012 | Dave D'Marko
    LEESBURG, FL -- A man who shot and killed his fiancee's brother was not arrested by Lake County detectives because of Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law. Just like George Zimmerman, the admitted shooter Jakob Penrod hasn't been charged in this case. But the big difference is several witnesses, including some of the deceased's relatives, say Penrod did all he could to get away from the situation. Lake County deputies had been called to the Huggins Street home twice Saturday because of arguments involving the 21-year-old Penrod and his fiancee's brother Gregory Gayle, 27. “I heard a lot of arguing, I...
  • Two Intruders Break In, Woman Finds Gun, Kills One(MO)

    04/10/2012 6:53:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    fox4kc.com ^ | 9 April, 2012 | Michelle Pekarsky
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A young man died Monday afternoon after a woman says she shot him in self-defense after he put a gun to her head and locked her in a closet. Police say two young men, in their teens knocked on the woman’s door and asked to see a man. When the woman at the house in the 5800 block of Garfield told the men he wasn’t there, police say the men forced their way in, pointed a gun at the woman’s head, and put her in a closet. While they rummaged through her house, the woman, who...
  • Homeowner Kills Teen Burglary Suspect(TX)

    04/10/2012 6:20:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies
    kdfw.m0bl.net ^ | 9 April, 2012 | NA
    A homeowner shot and killed a burglary suspect Monday morning in the southeast Dallas neighborhood of Pleasant Grove and two more suspects were in custody. The shooting happened at about 11 a.m. in the 7300 block of Vallejo Drive, near Jim Miller and Bruton roads. According to police, three youngsters rang the doorbell and then ran to the back of the home, prompting the homeowner to call 911. The trio then allegedly kicked in the back door and entered the home, where the unidentified resident opened fire, killing 14-year-old Luis Avila. Two other 13 and 14-year-old suspects fled the scene...
  • Dallas homeowner shoots, kills 14-year-old intruder(TX)

    04/10/2012 6:16:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 44 replies
    wfaa.com ^ | 9 April, 2012 | CRAIG CIVALE
    DALLAS — Two teenagers are in custody and a third is dead after an attempted break-in in southeast Dallas on Monday morning. Police said the suspects were betting on entering an empty house — not facing an armed homeowner. Investigators said the three young people rang the front doorbell of Lee Cobler's home in the 7300 block of Vallejo Drive. When no one answered, they went around the back and started trying to kick the door in. But Cobler, 51, was at home with an adult son. The son was on the phone with 911 when police said Cobler opened...
  • Robbery suspect shot during home invasion(LA)

    04/09/2012 7:01:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    wafb.com ^ | 8 April, 2012 | Ryan Waits
    BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Police are investigating a home invasion and shooting that left one of the suspects in critical condition Saturday night. The Baton Rouge Police Department said officers responded to a shooting in the 5500 block of Arialo Street around 7:30 p.m. When they arrived on the scene, detectives found that two suspects had tried to break into a home. Investigators said during the robbery attempt, one of the victims fought with one of the armed suspects over the gun. The gun discharged during the struggle and hit the second suspect. Both suspects fled the scene to...
  • Officials: Shooter may have acted in self defense(MS)

    04/09/2012 6:38:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    wlox.com ^ | 8 April, 2012 | NA
    WAVELAND, MS (WLOX) - The Hancock County Sheriff's Office told WLOX that the man killed in the shooting at a home on Kiln-Waveland Cutoff Road in Waveland is Louie Matranga. Few details on Saturday's shooting have been released. However, Hancock County Sheriff's officials said they have identified the shooter. Officials said they have not taken the shooter into custody because they are investigating the possibility that the shooter may have acted in self defense.
  • Sheriff: Leesburg man may have killed guest in self-defense(FL)

    04/09/2012 6:34:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    orlandosentinel.com ^ | 8 April, 2012 | Martin E. Comas
    A Leesburg man may have acted in self-defense late Saturday when he shot and killed a 27-year-old man who was staying at his home, Lake County Sheriff officials said today. Witnesses told investigators that Jakob Penrod, 21, and Gregory Gayle began fighting just before 9 p.m. at the home on Huggins Street. Gayle had been staying at the home for the past three weeks with his sister, who is Penrod's fiancé, according to reports. Investigators said it appears Penrod shot Gayle to defend himself according to evidence gathered at the scene. Penrod was not arrested, and the case has been...
  • Deputies: Two People Shot And Killed During Burglary(SC)

    04/08/2012 12:57:34 PM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    wspa.com ^ | 7 April, 2012 | Staff
    SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. -- Spartanburg County deputies are investigating a burglary, where two people were shot and killed. The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office says it happened shortly after midnight Saturday at the 300 Building of Lee’s Crossing Apartments on Powell Mill Road. When deputies arrived they found two people lying on the ground outside the apartment window behind several air conditioning units. Deputies say the resident of the apartment building shot the two suspects. One suspect died on the scene, the other was taken to the hospital where he died. Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger says Michael Deangelo Gentry-Hill Jr....
  • NW Burglars Continue To Not Get It: Another Burglar Killed, More Flee(WA)

    04/08/2012 12:49:08 PM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 6 April, 2012 | Chris Dumm
    While the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin saga unfolds in Florida amid protests and death threats, a different story is quietly playing itself out in the opposite corner of the country. But you might not know much about it, because this Northwest self-defense story isn’t getting much airplay on network news. Maybe because it doesn’t play into their race-baiting, anti-gun narrative. This story just keeps going and going, because NW burglars continue to practically beg to be shot by breaking into other people’s homes. And NW homeowners keep obliging them by shooting them. Four days ago we reported on a North Bend,...
  • Valley Hi home invaders flee after exchange of gunfire(CA)

    04/08/2012 12:44:28 PM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    sacbee.com ^ | 7 March, 2012 | Carlos Alcalá
    A Valley Hi resident apparently chased home invaders from his home Friday, exchanging gunfire with the would-be robbers, police reported. The man was with his girlfriend at home in the 4000 block of Deer Cross Way at about 6:50 p.m. when three suspects forced their way into the home. The men, described as two African Americans and a Hispanic, were wielding guns. They demanded money and jewelry, but the victim was able to retrieve a shotgun.
  • Barack Obama blackmailed by Vladimir Putin, betrays United States and her Allies

    04/07/2012 10:04:34 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 28 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/7/2012 | Doug Book
    While the American media provide cover for the Constitutionally ineligible Barack Hussein Obama, Vladimir Putin and the nation of Russia are reaping a treasure trove of defense secrets and missile technology by threatening to reveal the true history of the Manchurian Candidate. Obama has spent millions to prevent his personal story being revealed to the American public. Records have been destroyed, information hidden, false claims advanced, potential whistleblowers threatened and official documents forged. Enabled by a complicit media and the craven cowardice of political opponents, the most egregious felonies in the nation’s history have served to make the American people...
  • Obama's Budget: 'Interest Payments Will Exceed Defense Budget' in 2019

    04/06/2012 11:03:37 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 12 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | April 5. 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    The latest chart from the Senate Republican Budget Committee, pointing out that under President Obama's budget, the U.S. government will be spending more in 2019 to pay the interest on the national debt than it will be to defend America:
  • Two homeowners with guns confront intruders in Pierce County(WA)

    04/06/2012 4:58:56 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    nwcn.com ^ | 5 April, 2012 | NA
    BONNEY LAKE, Wash. – Two Pierce County homeowners pulled guns on people trying to break into their homes Thursday morning. Bonney Lake Police said a man was napping at his home in the 8000 block of 205th Avenue East when he heard someone ringing the doorbell. He ignored it, but then heard the person kicking the door. The owner grabbed a shotgun and confronted the intruder. The suspect then fled in a pickup truck, but not before the homeowner fired a shot. Police say there was no indication the car or the intruder was hit. Police said they are searching...
  • Man may have killed in self-defense during robbery off Tallassee

    04/05/2012 7:35:20 PM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    onlineathens.com ^ | 4 April, 2012 | Joe Johnson
    A man who shot and killed another man Wednesday morning in Athens may have been acting in self-defense during a robbery, Athens-Clarke police said. He told police he shot 23-year-old Travis Sankwon Callaway after Callaway pulled a gun on him outside his home at Pinehurst Apartments off Tallassee Road, according to police. Police questioned the man after the 3 a.m. shooting and later released him. Callaway was dead when officers arrived, police said. Investigators found evidence in the breezeway of 120 Pinehurst Court that appears to support the man’s self-defense claim. “He was the shooter and the victim of a...
  • Robbery victim turns tables on suspect (AL)

    04/04/2012 4:54:45 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    fox10tv.com ^ | 3 April, 2012 | Renee Dials
    MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Mobile police say a robbery suspect got an unexpected surprise when his intended victim started shooting at him. It happened around 12:45 a.m. Tuesday on Chinquapin Street in Mobile. When it was all over, the suspect was the one who ended up in the hospital. A holster was still on the hood of the victim's car hours after the shooting. One neighbor, who didn't want to be identified, said he was in bed when he heard gunfire. "I can't say what time it was, but I heard about six or seven gunshots go off. You know...
  • Woman who surprised attackers with gun talks to News 4(SC)

    04/04/2012 11:38:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies
    wyff4.com ^ | 3 April, 2012 | NA
    A woman who had just finished doing overnight work in a Landrum business on Saturday was assaulted by two men, but ended up turning the tables on them when she pulled out a gun and shot at them. On Tuesday she talked first to News 4, and she said that it was the first and only time she had ever put the gun in her back pocket -- and at first, she didn't even remember she had it with her. For her protection, the woman's name is not being revealed. The 41-year-old woman had left through the back door of...
  • Dardenne Prairie homeowner shoots, kills man who broke into house(MO update)

    04/04/2012 8:24:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    stltoday.com ^ | 29 March, 2012 | VALERIE SCHREMP HAHN
    DARDENNE PRAIRIE• A Dardenne Prairie man shot and killed an intruder who broke into his home last night and started beating the man's wife, authorities said. The home invasion appeared to be random, and the homeowners said they did not know the attacker, identified as William R. Carlton, 20, of the 2000 block of North Fourth Street in St. Charles. The incident happened just after 9 p.m. in the 1600 block of Du Vall Court, near Feise Road. Carlton worked for an air duct and chimney sweeping business run out of a home next door to the one where the...
  • Police: Burglar shot by homeowner may have had wrong home(IN)

    04/04/2012 7:04:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies
    wthr.com ^ | 29 March, 2012 | Jeremy Brilliant
    PLEASANT VIEW - A suspected burglar is under arrest after getting shot while trying to break into a house in Shelby County. It happened around 3:30 am Thursday. Police say the man, who police have identified as Reginald A. Daniels, 19, from the Fountaintown area in Shelby County, tried to break in the front door of a house on Sycamore Road in the Prairie View neighborhood. Investigators say he broke through a side panel and was reaching in trying turn the knob from the inside when the homeowner fired a single shot, hitting the suspect in the hip. "The homeowner...
  • Intruder Killed During Apparent Home Invasion(MO)

    04/04/2012 6:58:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    fox2now.com ^ | 29 March, 2012 | Chris Regnier
    DARDENNE PRAIRIE, MO (KTVI) -A deadly home invasion happened Wednesday night St. Charles County. It and wound up with the homeowner shooting and killing an intruder. St. Charles County Sheriff`s Department investigators are calling the break in totally random and the actions of the homeowner justified. The suspect who was shot and killed by the homeowner is identified by police as 20-year-old William Carlton of St. Charles. Investigators say the home invasion happened around nine last night at a home on Du Vall Court just off Feise Road in Dardenne Prairie. Detectives say a 65 year old man and his...
  • The Dangers of Being GUNLESS

    04/04/2012 6:04:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 3 April, 2012 | Alan Korwin
    PHOENIX, AZ --(Ammoland.com)- Gunless people, those who steadfastly refuse to keep and bear arms, practice marksmanship or learn gun safety create certain burdens for the rest of society. * Gunless people increase the need for police protection, by being unable to fend for themselves in certain dire emergencies. * By remaining unarmed, a gunless person becomes a “free rider,” obtaining safety and protection against criminal activity through the responsible actions of others. * Gunless people in general reduce national security. An armed populace is more capable of aiding in national defense, from border risks to crime or terrorism events, and...
  • A THOUGHT FOR A SUNDAY…(guns in church)

    04/04/2012 5:59:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Backwoods Home Magazine ^ | April, 2012 | Massad Ayoob
    In this recent incident, an aberration of society walked into a church in Spartanburg, raising a shotgun. Fortunately, before mayhem could ensue, an armed parishioner took him at gunpoint. This was not what the violent intruder had come for; he surrendered, and a mass murder was averted. These things don’t always have such happy endings. For a number of reasons, houses of worship are disproportionately likely to be the targets of mass murderers. Across the spectrum of the faiths, clergy and church management have taken to heart the words attributed to Jesus Christ: “If thou hast not a sword, sell...
  • Prior attorney general opposed 'stand your ground' legislation(AK)

    04/03/2012 7:40:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    thenewstribune.com ^ | 2 April, 2012 | RICHARD MAUER
    JUNEAU -- Two years ago, when the Legislature was debating the first incarnation of "stand your ground" legislation, then-Attorney General Dan Sullivan decried the bill as an invitation to violence. Covering a broad swath of beliefs from religion to atheism, from conservatism to liberalism, Sullivan's unequivocal letter to the House Judiciary Committee, written by a subordinate, said the bill had no place in the statute books. "Whatever source one thinks our laws should be drawn from -- the ten commandments which say 'thou shalt not kill,' simple morality, utilitarianism principles of the greater good, or simply the concept that life...
  • North Bend man shoots, kills home intruder in Si View neighborhood(WA)

    04/03/2012 7:29:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    valleyrecord.com ^ | 1 April, 2012 | NA
    A North Bend man shot and killed an intruder who smashed his way into a Si View residence late Friday. According to media reports and the King County Sheriff's Office, the resident, who is 46 years old, and his girlfriend were awakened just before midnight when a man, apparently a burglar, threw a propane tank through their sliding glass door. They live at the 400 block of Orchard Drive. Reports stated that while the residents hid, they could hear the intruder rummaging through their belongings. The male resident warned the intruder several times that he had a gun, but the...
  • Self-defense killing is North Bend’s first violent death in 7 years(WA semi-barf)

    04/03/2012 7:23:51 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    valleyrecord.com ^ | 2 April, 2012 | CAROL LADWIG
    It had been been nearly eight years since North Bend law enforcement investigated a suspicious death within city limits, until last Friday, when a North Bend resident shot and killed a man who’d broken into his home. In last Friday’s tragedy near Si View Park, law enforcement found a “clear case of self-defense,” but on Oct. 28, 2004, they investigated a murder-suicide that claimed the lives of the owners of Happy Sushi and Teriyaki on Southwest Mount Si Boulevard. Man Chung, who owned the restaurant with his wife, Kwang, had a history of domestic violence, and a court order to...
  • Self-Defense Killings Rise Nationwide; Ozarkers Take Action As Well(MO)

    04/03/2012 7:17:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    kspr.com/news ^ | 2 April, 2012 | Joanna Small and Joel Girdner
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.— The case is shedding new light on what are considered "justifiable" killings. Across the United States the number of people who claim they killed in self defense has doubled over the past decade. There's no one Missouri agency that tracks shootings and killings in what's claimed to be self-defense, but according to the Greene County Sheriff more homeowners are taking defensive action for a very good reason. These three homeowners were unarmed: "This is a home invasion and we're going to shoot you," a Springfield family told us in February. "They knocked me down and first thing hit...
  • [Vanity] USEFUL opinions wanted: Bushmaster AR15 O.R.C. M4 (Optics Ready Carbine) 16"

    04/02/2012 1:27:58 PM PDT · by Blueflag · 44 replies
    Bass Pro Shop ^ | 4/2/2012 | blueflag
    Bass Pro Shop advertising a Bushmaster AR15 O.R.C. M4 (Optics Ready Carbine) 16", 30-rd, collapsible stock. Curious about any FReeper experience with this carbine. Priced at $979.99 Out of stock at most of the usual places online, so I thought it might be a popular firearm. What is the FReeper opinion of this? This is a .223/5.56 NATO rifle. Not gonna debate .223 v .308 on this thread. That is a different purchase. Please provide your USEFUL opinions.
  • Suspected teen robber shot(MS)

    04/01/2012 5:27:36 PM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    wlbt.com ^ | 31 March, 2012 | NA
    JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A robber was shot earlier Saturday evening when he held up a barber at gunpoint in Jackson. Jackson Police were on the scene around 5:30 at Elegante Coiffures Beauty and Barber Salon on Medgar Evers near the intersection of Rutledge Avenue. Witnesses told WLBT that a barber stepped outside to go to his vehicle when he was suddenly approached by a person with a gun. Police say the 17-year old took money from the barber and attempted to take his vehicle. Another barber in the business saw the two struggling. That co-worker then retrieved a weapon...
  • North Bend homeowner shoots and kills intruder(WA)

    04/01/2012 5:23:56 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    nwcn.com ^ | 31 March, 2012 | NA
    NORTH BEND, Wash. -- A homeowner shot and killed a man who broke into the bedroom where the homeowner and his girlfriend were hiding. The incident started just after 11:30 p.m. Friday night in the 300 block of SE 5th St in North Bend. A woman called 911 and said that an unknown man was pounding on her door and windows, yelling to be let in. Deputies arrived and didn't locate the suspect but heard a large crash and then banging from a nearby house. The police dispatcher told the deputies that she just received another 911 call from a...
  • President Defends ‘Flexibility’ Remarks

    03/31/2012 10:40:58 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 31 March 2012 | John Semmens
    In what President Obama believed to be an “off-the-record” exchange, he was overheard requesting “space” from the Russians until after the November election when he would have more “flexibility.” This would-be covert conversation has raised suspicions about his intended defense policies for a prospective second term. “Doing the right thing and doing the popular thing are not always one-and-the-same,” Obama explained. “I want to be able to do what’s right. But it will be of no avail if I’m not reelected. All I was asking of the Russians was to lay low for the next eight months to let me...
  • President Defends ‘Flexibility’ Remarks

    03/31/2012 10:40:42 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 31 March 2012 | John Semmens
    In what President Obama believed to be an “off-the-record” exchange, he was overheard requesting “space” from the Russians until after the November election when he would have more “flexibility.” This would-be covert conversation has raised suspicions about his intended defense policies for a prospective second term. “Doing the right thing and doing the popular thing are not always one-and-the-same,” Obama explained. “I want to be able to do what’s right. But it will be of no avail if I’m not reelected. All I was asking of the Russians was to lay low for the next eight months to let me...
  • Texas lawyers offer $10,000 for George Zimmerman's legal defense

    03/31/2012 9:18:00 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 107 replies
    Orlando Sentinal ^ | 3-31-2012 | Henry Pierson Curtis
    The National Association for Legal Gun Defense wants to contribute $10,000 toward George Zimmerman's legal expenses, a member said today. The group represents gun owners involved in self-defense shooting cases, said attorney Blue Rannefeld of Fort Worth, Texas. Rannefeld said he has not been able to contact Zimmerman, 28, and is trying to reach Zimmerman's attorney, Craig Sonner of Altamonte Springs to make the group's offer of assistance.
  • Obama's 'Space' for Russia

    03/30/2012 10:31:43 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 29, 2012 | Shoshana Bryen
    The sound bite went viral -- the president of the United States asking the Russian president to carry a message to Putin for "space" in dealing with contentious missile defense issues until after the election so the American president would have "more flexibility."  The photos went viral as well: President Obama's hand on Medvedev's knee, the smiling president with his arm around Medvedev's shoulder, the two of them sipping tea.It is bad, of course, on many levels, but historically consistent.  The president is notoriously hostile to missile defense, as are the Russians.  The Russians are particularly hostile to U.S. missile...
  • Gunman tries to rob barbershop, shoots employee(OH)

    03/29/2012 9:48:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    cantonrep.com ^ | 29 March, 2012 | Lori Monsewicz
    CANTON — When a man tried to rob a barbershop and starting shooting up the place, one of the barbershop employees fired back. Another employee was shot in the leg before the robber ran away, said Capt. Dave Davis, who heads the police department’s detective bureau. Adam Trussel, 32, of Canton, was taken to Aultman Hospital with a gunshot wound to the right leg, Davis said. His condition was not known early Thursday. The robbery occurred about 8 p.m. Wednesday at the A&R Barber Shop at 1256 Maryland Ave. SW, he said. A man walked into the barbershop carrying a...
  • A look at defense law in Montana

    03/29/2012 7:16:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    ktvq.com ^ | 28 March, 2012 | Drew Trafton
    BILLINGS- Even in Montana, more than 2,000 miles away from Florida, the controversial shooting death of 17-year- old Trayvon Martin is sparking debate via social media. Much of the debate is centered around the self defense law, popularly known as Castle Doctrine-- which allows a resident to protect their self and property, which is being touted as a justification for the shooting. Clearly, many of the details which will tell the full story of that tragic event have yet to be released. But as the debate rages on closer to home, it raises the question of what defense law states...
  • Police: Robbery foiled after man shot suspect(SC)

    03/28/2012 4:54:24 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    abcnews4.com ^ | 27 March, 2012 | Valencia Wicker and Brian Troutman
    NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- Officials say it's an armed robbery that began near one apartment complex and ended at another. Officers with the North Charleston Police Department, Charleston County Sheriff's Office and South Carolina Highway Patrol were on the scene at Otranto Road Tuesday afternoon. "From what we can gather a male victim arrived at that location, and I believe it was his daughter in the car. He was exiting out of the car to get his daughter when he was approached by a black male who came up to him and demanded his money, his jewelry and basically...
  • Obama Groveling Before Russians Fulfills 2008 Promise

    03/28/2012 4:50:12 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 6 replies
    Security: The president insists he wasn't trying to "hide the ball" until after the election, but the man who as candidate pledged to "end misguided defense policies" such as missile defense is fulfilling that campaign promise. Despite the administration's rap-dancing with the help of the usual suspects in the mainstream media, it's clear that the recent meeting between President Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in Seoul, South Korea, couldn't be more different in tone and meaning from the one President Ronald Reagan had with Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev in Reykjavik, Iceland, in October 1986. President Obama has tried to...
  • Homeowner Shoots At Thief (MI)

    03/28/2012 4:43:31 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    wilx.com ^ | 21 March, 2012 | NA
    A Lansing homeowner shot at a suspected thief after finding the man in his home Tuesday evening. Police say the man returned to his home on the 700 block of Cleveland around 5:25 p.m. and saw a man run from the back of his house. The homeowner went inside and found another man inside. He recognized the second suspect, and fired a shotgun at him. The second suspect was not injured and left the home. When police arrived, he directed officers to the home where the suspect lives; he was taken into custody. That man is expected to be arraigned...
  • BSO: Man shot dead in Pompano Beach appears to be case of self-defense

    03/28/2012 4:24:37 PM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    miamiherald.com ^ | 27 March, 2012 | Diana Moskovitz
    A father fatally shot a man in Pompano Beach after the man threatened his family, swinging a piece of wood at his wife and kids, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said. The shooting was still under investigation Monday. “At this point, all indications so far point to this man defending his family and defending himself,” BSO spokeswoman Veda Coleman-Wright said. It happened shortly before 5:30 p.m. Sunday in the 3000 block of Northeast Second Avenue, BSO said. The wife and two children walked out the door when a stranger confronted them. The stranger swung a piece of wood at them, BSO...
  • Indiana Governor Signs Bill Allowing Citizens to Protect Themselves Against Police Actions

    03/28/2012 2:49:42 PM PDT · by marktwain · 44 replies
    guns.com ^ | 22 March, 2012 | Shelley_Rae
    Tuesday night, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels signed a bill that would protect citizens who reasonably believe force is necessary to protect themselves, someone else or their own property from unlawful actions by a public servant. While supports believe the proposal strengthens the legal rights of people against public servants or government agents illegally entering their home, police groups are worried that many will use it as justification for attacking officers or will not understand the law fully. "For those who don't take the time to read the law, it is going to be devastating for someone to think they have...
  • Conceal Carry Permit Holder Stops Shooter at Church(SC)

    03/28/2012 2:42:58 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    guns.com ^ | 27 March, 2012 | Shelley_Rae
    A concealed carry permit holder in Boiling Springs, SC was able to detain a shooter at his local church this Sunday until Sheriff's deputies arrived on the scene. Jesse Gates, an attendee at Boiling Springs' South Side Freewill Baptist Church was acting like he was having a heart attack on Sunday morning, according to Rev. Henry Guyton. Gates was cleared by EMS and left the premises, only to return later that morning and pull at shotgun out of the trunk of his car. Rev. Guyton's grandson, Aaron Guyton, saw Gates pull the shotgun out and immediately went into the main...
  • Man credits concealed carry weapon for saving two lives(WI)

    03/27/2012 5:24:57 PM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    fox6now.com ^ | 25 March, 2012 | Jeremy Ross
    MILWAUKEE — A would-be victim says his concealed carry gun was the reason a criminal’s intentions were stopped cold. He says investigators told him it’s possible the man who tried to rob him Saturday night could have robbed others this weekend. Saturday night, March 24th, Danny Black and his girlfriend Julie took the dogs out for a walk. Seven-year-old golden-doodle Chloe was along for the stroll when Black says another person interrupted. The two were confronted by the driver of a van in the area of 73rd and Courtland. Worrisome words quickly turned into threatening actions. Black says the driver...
  • Obama's Zone Defense

    03/27/2012 10:30:41 AM PDT · by Morpheus2009 · 4 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | March 27, 2012 | Bill Gertz
    resident Obama, under mounting political pressure following disclosure of comments to Russia’s president about future flexibility in missile defense talks, told reporters on Tuesday he is not “hiding the football” regarding secret talks on the issue. The president was overheard Monday through an open microphone in Seoul having a private conversation with Russian President Dmitri Medvedev. The president said Moscow should give him “space” from political pressure during the reelection campaign. In exchange, he promised more “flexibility” in addressing Moscow’s opposition to planned missile defenses in Europe, comments widely viewed as offering additional concessions on U.S. strategic defenses. Medvedev said...
  • Professor Says Florida Self-Defense Law Not At All Crazy(CA)

    03/27/2012 8:28:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | 26 March, 2012 | Steve Large
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The police decision not to charge a man who fatally shot an unarmed teenager in Florida last month has sparked national outrage, including rallies in Oakland and Los Angeles on Monday. But a Sacramento law professor says the self-defense law isn’t any different than in California. George Zimmerman told police 17-year-old Tayvon Martin punched him and slammed his head on the ground, which prompted Zimmerman to shoot. Police cite Florida’s “stand your ground” law for their decision not to arrest Zimmerman. McGeorge law professor John Myers says the outrage against the law is misplaced. Myers read directly...
  • Store owner shoots teen in self-defense, killing him(FL)

    03/27/2012 8:24:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 50 replies
    abcactionnews.com ^ | 27 March, 2012 | Alison Morrow
    TAMPA, Fla. - Taquanda Baker doesn't remember the suspect saying anything. She just remembers seeing his gun. "I was standing here," she said, pointing to a spot near her cash register. "As I saw him coming, he already had the gun up." Baker pulled her gun out of her pocket, misfiring a shot into the wall, then aimed and shot again. "He stumbled about 3 feet back, hit the floor, and I shot out the door," she recalls. Baker ran outside her convenience store to Armenia Avenue and flagged down a TPD cruiser. "I was like, 'I just shot somebody....
  • Obama to Medvedev: “Give Me Space” on Missile Defense

    03/26/2012 1:31:00 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 16 replies · 6+ views
    The Foundry/Heritage Foundation ^ | March 26, 2012 at 1:49 pm | Michaela Bendikova
    The United States does not need to protect itself from the threat of ballistic missiles right now. At least that is what President Obama suggests with his recent exchange between himself and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev during the 2012 Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul. The exchange was as follows: President Obama: “On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved but it’s important for him to give me space.” President Medvedev: “Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you.…” President Obama: “This is my last election. After my election I have more...
  • Obama’s Comments to Medvedev Reveal Missile Defense Policy

    03/26/2012 1:30:49 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 2 replies · 5+ views
    The Foundry/Heritage Foundation ^ | March 26, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Baker Spring
    It is a fundamental trust the American people put in a President that he will do all within his power to defend them against foreign military threats. This trust is no less applicable to threats posed by ballistic missiles. President Obama, however, apparently thinks very little of his responsibility to honor this trust. In an unguarded comment to outgoing Russian President Dmitri Medvedev in Seoul, South Korea, on March 26, President Obama made it clear that he will exhibit more “flexibility” in accommodating Russian objections to the U.S. expanding its missile defense capabilities after he is re-elected. What President Obama...
  • Obama asks Russia for 'space' through election [Disgusting: Obama caught on audio selling out USA]

    03/26/2012 4:42:19 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 173 replies · 82+ views
    Politico ^ | 3/26/2012 | Jennifer Epstein
    President Barack Obama offered a private request Monday to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev for some “space” on missile defense ahead of November’s elections. “On all these issues, particularly on missile defense, this, this can be solved but it’s important for him to give me space,” Obama said, referring to incoming Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to a TV pool reporter who heard audio recorded by a Russian reporter who was in the room moments before the two leaders spoke to reporters after their 90-minute meeting. “Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you,” Medvedev responded. A...
  • Police: Retired Detroit Officer Fataly Shot Armed Robber(MI)

    03/24/2012 6:26:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 30 replies
    myfoxdetroit.com ^ | 23 March, 2012 | RON SAVAGE
    DETROIT (WJBK ) -- It was a slow, sleepy Friday morning at 9:00 a.m. at the Dollar General on East Lafayette in Detroit. Two guys walked into the store. One of them had a gun. They forced a female employee to give them a bag of cash, but the security guard at the store is a retired Detroit police officer. He worked in the homicide division. He said what's the deal. Investigators say one of the bad guys with the gun pointed it at the retired officer, but in one, swift move he pulled his gun and shot the armed...