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  • Video: Florida sheriff urges people to arm up and prepare. Outrage ensues

    06/11/2017 4:45:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 11, 2017 | Jazz Shaw
    In Brevard County, Florida, Sheriff Wayne Ivey has made a name for himself as being “one of the most politically incorrect” people in law enforcement. And by his own admission, he’s fine with that. But he’s drawn national attention for a new video which his department released this month, encouraging people to arm themselves and learn how to fight to protect their own lives and families in the event of a spontaneous terror attack such as we’ve been seeing around the globe. It’s about six minutes long and is quite well produced, so give it a look. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Despite what...
  • Sheriff: Be Armed, Be Mentally Prepared, Make Terrorists Defend Their Lives for a Change

    06/10/2017 6:58:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies ^ | 6/9/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    Florida’s Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey is urging law-abiding Americans to arm up, get familiar with their firearm, and be ready to make terrorists worry about defending their own lives, for a change. Ivey made these comments in a video he posted to Facebook in reaction to the horrendous attacks on unarmed, law-abiding Londoners. Looking at terror attacks around the world, Ivey observed: Terrorists and active shooters are using every weapon available to target citizens. Guns, knives, trucks, hammers, and even explosives have all become the weapon of choice for murderers who only have one goal–killing innocent and law-abiding citizens....
  • Tennessee woman shoots ex-boyfriend found hiding under her bed

    06/26/2016 12:29:18 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 23 replies
    Ny daily news ^ | June 23, 2016 | Tobias Salinger
    A Tennessee woman who found her stalker ex-boyfriend hiding under her bed shot him in the foot and held him until his arrest Tuesday, police said. Tony Joe Gunter, 52, violated the woman’s order of protection against him by sneaking into her Nashville-area home while she was having a security system installed around 3 p.m., according to a Goodlettsville police affidavit cited by WZTV. The woman had ended her relationship of two years with Gunter earlier this month after finding out about his criminal history, according to investigators. He vowed, “I will kill you, you stupid c--t,” when she told...
  • ‘Just Shoot Them All,’ Say Moms Demand Action Activists About Texas Gun Rights Group

    03/17/2016 7:13:10 AM PDT · by pilgrim · 77 replies ^ | March 15, 2016 | Lana Shadwick
    The presence of a gun rights group at the Texas State Capitol during President Obama’s visit to the SxSW festival elicited members of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense to call for gun violence against the group. Among other incitements to violence, “Just shoot them all,” and “Shoot the a**bags,” they said. Moms Demand Action members posted, “Do[n]’t arrest them just shoot them, these people are crazy,” “Time to use an assault weapon on this trash,” “Just shoot them all…,” and “Mow them down.” Another added, “a**hats. no one has taken your guns. you are the ones causing problems. [P]lease...
  • “I Will Crush Your Skull In If You Touch Me Again,” Grandma Fights Off Intruder With Staple Gun

    02/08/2016 10:15:23 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 63 replies
    KFOR ^ | 2/7 | K. QUERRY
    Authorities are praising a woman's quick thinking after she was attacked by an intruder. The 52-year-old woman, named Carol, told police that a man was waiting for her in her garage when she got home on Tuesday. "I said, 'What's going on? What do you need? What are you doing here?' He says, 'I have a gun, I want your purse and I mean it, I will shoot," Carol told WXIN. Carol says she told that man that he could have her purse, but then he grabbed her and pinned her against a toolbox. 'So I grabbed a staple gun...
  • Report: Victim bites off teen's tongue in sexual assault

    10/20/2015 2:32:14 PM PDT · by aomagrat · 49 replies
    WIS TV ^ | 20 October 2015 | WCSC
    NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Police say a teenager who was sexually assaulting a woman during a home invasion had his tongue bitten off by the victim. On Friday, NCPD officers spoke to a 33-year-old woman who said she had been sexually assaulted at her home on Sumner Avenue. When officers got to the home they found blood in the bedroom.
  • Gun rights activists promise tough response to rejection of self-defense initiative (Russia)

    04/15/2014 1:23:46 PM PDT · by kronos77 · 1 replies
    A public petition asking to broaden the legislative limits of self-defense has been rejected by the Interior and Justice Ministries, but activists intend to continue the campaign and promise pickets near the government HQ and rallies across the country. The petition entitled “My home is my fortress” has collected over 100,000 signatures of Russian citizens on a dedicated web-site which officially gave it legislative legs. If the draft was passed any action of a citizen inside his or her home against an intruder would be qualified as necessary self-defense, which, in turn, could lead to the withdrawal of murder charges...
  • Homeowner kills burglar he finds in house

    01/27/2014 3:20:37 PM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies ^ | 25 January, 2014 | Larry Hannan
    Jacksonville police have judged that a homeowner who shot and killed an intruder inside his house was justified in firing the shot. But the homeowner, whose name has not been released, has been arrested for a misdemeanor violation of injunction for having a firearm, and was taken into custody Saturday afternoon, police said. The shooting occurred around 10 a.m. at a house on the 2700 block of Aubrey Avenue. The intruder was taken to UF Health Jacksonville and pronounced dead, said Sgt. Jay Farhat with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
  • Liberal Judge: My Reverse Racism Made Me Convict White ‘Killer’

    12/12/2013 1:13:43 PM PST · by Main Street · 48 replies ^ | December 12, 2013 | Josh Saul
    Retired Brooklyn Supreme Court Judge Frank Barbaro wants a white man he convicted in 1999 of killing a black man to be freed — claiming Wednesday he based the verdict on his own reverse racism. The 86-year-old former jurist convicted Donald Kagan, now 39, of fatally shooting Wavell Wint, 22, during a struggle over Kagan’s chain outside an East New York movie theater in 1998. But Barbaro told a court that, because of his viewpoint as a civil-rights activist, he didn’t consider a justification defense by Kagan in the nonjury trial. “Mr. Kagan had no intent to kill that man...
  • Knock Out Avoidance: How To Dodge Being A Victim of Violent Thugs

    12/01/2013 7:43:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 134 replies ^ | December 1, 2013 | Doug Giles
    Can you imagine getting a phone call that your sweet, seventy-three year old grandma was sucker punched by a roving band of teenaged thugs and she’s now in ICU with a broken jaw and a cracked noggin? You can’t? Yeah, me either. But we should start envisioning such a bizarre scenario for our sainted elders and others because “the knockout game” is all the rage for demonic hood rats lurking the streets. If you’re not dialed in on the sadistic phenomenon known as the “knock out game” then Google it yourself because I’m not going to provide a link to...
  • ‘I shot burglars to protect my lovely wife. Then police came... ’

    09/08/2012 11:05:45 PM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 42 replies
    The Sun ^ | 9-9-12 | Andrew Parker
    A COUPLE held by police for 66 hours after robbers were shot at their cottage spoke for the first time yesterday about their “living nightmare” following their arrest. Businessman Andy Ferrie, 35, said he opened fire simply to protect his “precious, lovely wife” Tracey. She revealed she became so terrified after their arrest she thought cops would NEVER release them. And between them, they told of a shocking ordeal in which they were THROWN in separate police cells wearing grey prison-style tracksuits and black plimsolls; GRILLED by cops in a series of interviews; BANNED from talking to each other, and...
  • Conservative MPs demand greater rights for householders against burglars

    09/08/2012 4:07:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 08 Sep 2012 | Patrick Hennessy
    Tory MPs make fresh demands today for the law to be changed to give clear rights to householders who protect themselves against burglars. They call on Chris Grayling, the new Justice Secretary, to “raise the bar” against criminals and alter the law on self defence to make it harder for householders to end up in the dock for defending their homes. The debate was reopened after Andy and Tracey Ferrie spent almost three days last week being questioned on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm after shooting at, and wounding, two men who broke into their remote farmhouse in Leicestershire....
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - Morality of War

    04/01/2012 11:45:17 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 2 replies
    Celledoor.Com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Morality of War 1178. Is war justifiable under any circumstances according to the will of Christ? If all men did the will of Christ there would be no war. But if some people refuse to do the will of Christ, those who desire to fulfill His will may be compelled to fight and may quite lawfully do so. 1179. Did not Christ counsel meekness, and say that if we are smitten on one cheek, we should turn the other? An individual is free to practice heroic meekness where his own rights are concerned, if he so desires. But, when smitten...
  • The Truth about Violence: 3 Principles of Self-Defense

    11/20/2011 1:26:34 PM PST · by bkopto · 49 replies
    Sam Harris ^ | Nov 5, 2011 | Sam Harris
    ...Although most of us are good at recognizing danger, our instincts often lead us to behave in ways that increase our chances of being injured or killed once a threat emerges. Principle #1: Avoid dangerous people and dangerous places. The primary goal of self-defense is to avoid becoming the victim of violence. The best way to do this is to not be where violence is likely to occur. Of course, that’s not always possible—but without question, it is your first and best line of defense. If you visit dangerous neighborhoods at night, or hike alone and unarmed on trails near...
  • Are more folks fed up, and fighting back against criminals?

    09/28/2011 7:35:00 AM PDT · by mmanager · 20 replies
    Post Dispatch ^ | September 28, 2011 | Amanda St. Amand
    Three times in the past week, would-be victims of crime have fought back in St. Louis. Last Friday, a housesitter shot and killed a burglar in the Fox Park Neighborhood. On Monday, a homeowner shot and killed an intruder in the city's West End neighborhood. And early today -- in a story that is still developing -- police said a man trying to rob a group of people was killed when one of his intended victims pulled a gun and shot him. That happened in the Jeff Vanderlou neighborhood.
  • UPDATE: Supporters Rally for Walmart Shooting Suspect; Judge Sets Bond

    08/29/2011 5:44:04 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies ^ | 8/29/2011 | Michael Hyland; Josh McComas, Randy Yohe, Cathleen Moxley
    LOGAN, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A community is split down the middle after a restaurant worker shot the man who robbed him. It happened last week at the Walmart in Logan. Click here to find out more! Police say David Abbott threatened to cut Jesus Canul's neck and demanded cash. Abbott took his wallet and was leaving when Canul took action. He is accused of shooting and killing Abbott. Canul was back in court Monday for a bond hearing, but the real story took place outside the courtroom. Dozens rallied the streets of Logan in support of Canul. “He is somebody...
  • Malcolm’s Moment

    08/18/2011 6:55:14 AM PDT · by KyGeezer · 8 replies
    POWERLINE ^ | August 18, 2011 | Scott Johnson and Joyce Lee Malcolm
    As I read Paul Rahe’s recent Ricochet post “Rioting for fun and profit,” it occurred to me that events in England had made this Malcolm’s moment — Malcolm as in Professor Joyce Lee Malcolm. Professor Malcolm is a historian and constitutional scholar specializing in British and colonial American history who teaches on the faculty of the George Mason University Law School. Professor Malcolm has devoted much of her scholarly career to the historical roots of the right to bear arms, on the one hand, and the link between the abrogation of the right to bear arms and the rise of...
  • Russian Village’s Self-Defense Underlines Failures of Police

    08/05/2011 11:49:35 AM PDT · by klpt · 13 replies · 1+ views
    The New York Times ^ | august 4, 2011 | seth mydans
    AGRA, Russia — When Sergei the Gypsy wanted to show who was boss in this tiny settlement on the edge of the Ural Mountains, he gathered a posse of armed men and drove down a narrow road through the night, illuminating the forest with his headlights. “They are coming to kill us,” one of the villagers shouted, and Viktor Gorodilov, who was in his bathhouse, threw on some clothes and joined a small group of men with shotguns, pitchforks, chains and knives to guard the road. “We just had three guns, including me,” said Mr. Gorodilov, 56. “But they didn’t...
  • Who Is The Fanatic When It Comes to Gun Control?

    08/03/2011 6:04:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 43 replies
    JPFO ^ | 29 July, 2011 | Charles Heller
    Washington, DC --( Colin Goddard, the misguided Virginia Tech shooting victim who has turned to the Brady Center to Promote Gun Violence for solace, said in a recent post about the Oslo Shooting: “Unfortunately, I was soon infuriated by the gun fanatics in America who immediately used this massacre to assert that strong gun laws, like Norway’s, don’t work.” Well, if you look at the case of Anders Behring Breivik, Norway’s ludicrous “gun control” laws don’t and didn’t work. So, the first question is: Who, Mr. Goddard, is actually the fanatic in this case? Is it common sense self defense...
  • Self-Defense Tip: After a Defensive Gun Use, Sleep on It

    08/03/2011 6:22:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 3 August, 2011 | Robert Farago
    In Meatloaf’s Paradise by the Dashboard Light, the hormone-crazed singer’s girlfriend won’t let him score a home run until and unless he promises to love her forever. His initial response: “Let me sleep on it. Baby baby let me sleep on it. Let me sleep on it, I’ll give you my answer in the morning.” When it comes to providing your version of events to the police after a defensive gun use (DGU), same answer. Do NOT submit to a police interview until at least 24 hours later. Say “My life was in danger.” Then STFU, contact your lawyer and...