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  • Think Progress editor: Conservatives are thrilled a Chicago woman defended herself with a gun

    01/15/2019 12:28:47 PM PST · by rktman · 27 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 1/15/2019 | john sexton
    Last Tuesday a 25-year-old woman in Chicago was waiting at the bus stop in the early morning when she was approached by a 19-year-old man with a gun. The Chicago Tribune describes what happened next: Video from across the street apparently captured the incident so police know exactly what happened. The intended victim had a concealed carry permit for her gun so she is not in any trouble with authorities. This is a clear case of self-defense.
  • David Steven Bell: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    01/13/2019 9:38:27 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 68 replies
    The Heavy ^ | Jan 13, 2019 | Tom Cleary
    1. David Steven Bell Is Seen in the Video Shoving the Girl Away From Him Before Punching Her in the Face, Knocking Her Out & Down to the Ground David Steven Bell can be seen in the video, initially posted to Instagram by an unidentified person, in an argument with a group of young girls outside of the Asheville Mall. You can watch the video above. The incident occurred on Saturday, January 12. Bell is white and most of the girls in the video are black. It is not clear what occurred before the video started. In the video, Bell...
  • 4 BURGLARS BREAK INTO MAN’S HOME — HE SHOOTS THEM ALL BY FIRING ‘SEVERAL’ ROUNDS

    01/09/2019 6:55:10 AM PST · by Politically Correct · 83 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/08/19 | Benny Johnson
    The Arizona resident awoke to discover four home intruders attempting to break into his house around 1:00 a.m. on January 3. The resident shot all four intruders using “several” rounds, according to authorities.
  • Shooting of Criminal by Citizen NOT Reported by Police & NOT Unusual

    12/23/2018 5:40:31 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 16 December, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On 7 December 2018, at about 7:45 p.m., the owner of the Alibaba's convenience store in Syracuse, New York shot and wounded an armed robber. The robber ended up in the hospital. The story made the news. A local reporter for syracuse.com, Patrick Lohmann, investigated the story and wrote it up. While doing a followup, Lohmann discovered the store owner had shot another robbery suspect six weeks earlier.That story did *not* make the news. From syracuse.com: SYRACUSE, N.Y. — A tobacco shop owner who shot and badly injured a would-be robber Friday night at his North Side store also...
  • Cops and schools had no duty to shield students in Parkland shooting, says judge who tossed lawsuit

    12/19/2018 9:50:09 AM PST · by blueyon · 112 replies
    orlandosentinel ^ | 12/17/18 | Lisa J. Huriash
    A federal judge says Broward schools and the Sheriff’s Office had no legal duty to protect students during the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom dismissed a suit filed by 15 students who claimed they were traumatized by the crisis in February. The suit named six defendants, including the Broward school district and the Broward Sheriff’s Office, as well as school deputy Scot Peterson and campus monitor Andrew Medina. Bloom ruled that the two agencies had no constitutional duty to protect students who were not in custody. “The claim arises from the actions of...
  • Prison Escapee Is Fatally Shot by Woman After He Breaks Into Her Home, Sheriff Says

    12/05/2018 1:53:54 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 4, 2018 | Matt Stevens
    A felon who escaped from a South Carolina prison early Tuesday morning and barged into a woman’s home was fatally shot by the homeowner in what the local sheriff described as a “shining example” of why people should own guns and know how to use them. ... At the news conference, Sheriff Clark called the homeowner a hero and emphasized the need for people — especially women — to get concealed weapons permits. “This is the shining example of what this lady did — took the time to get her C.W.P. and set herself up to be able to protect...
  • South Carolina woman kills escaped jail inmate who kicked down her door, sheriff says

    12/04/2018 3:48:32 PM PST · by Innovative · 74 replies
    Fox News ^ | Dec. 4, 2018 | Nicole Darrah | Fox News
    Hours after he and another inmate escaped jail after beating up a security guard, a South Carolina inmate was fatally shot after he broke into a woman’s house, officials said. Bruce McLaughlin Jr., 30, was shot in the head by the woman after he kicked in her back door on Tuesday, according to Pickens County authorities. After he entered the home, McLaughlin grabbed a knife sharpening tool from the kitchen and headed toward the woman’s bedroom around 3 a.m. Sheriff Rick Clark said the woman was home alone and had undergone concealed weapons training at some point prior to the...
  • Landlord tells Harvard grad student to MOVE after roommates found her legally-owned firearms

    11/30/2018 11:55:24 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 102 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 11/30/18 | USA Features
    Privacy Violation: A Massachusetts landlord has asked a Harvard University graduate student to move out of her apartment after her roommates pilfered through her belongings and found her legally-owned handguns. As reported by the Washington Free Beacon, the student, Leyla Pirnie, says that Dave Lewis, president of Avid Management, asked her to move because now her roomies feel “uncomfortable” knowing there are guns about. “Since it’s clear that Leyla wants to keep her firearms, it would be best for all parties if she finds another place to live,” he told the website in an email.
  • “I Find Your Lack of Ammo Disturbing”

    11/29/2018 5:28:34 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 39 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 11-29-18 | MOTUS
    Don’t get me wrong: a hard hockey puck traveling at 90 mph is a dangerous projectile. Just ask Tampa Lightening fan, Sabrina PattieOf course you need a skilled athlete on an ice rink with a regulation hockey stick in order to get off that kind of slapshot. But even stipulating to that, the new Oakland University backup plan for thwarting active shooters on campus by arming faculty and students with defensive hockey pucks seems less than optimal. University officials say the pucks are intended as a “last resort” response and would be “better than nothing.” I don’t know about you,...
  • 911 Tapes Answer Questions in Oregon Murder, Self Defense Shooting

    11/22/2018 5:14:59 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 20 November, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On 21 October 2018, Tyler Herrick entered his neighbor's house, uninvited. Kyle Adams woke to find Herrick in his bedroom. He is said to have told Herrick to leave, and that Herrick did so.  Herrick and Adams were both 33-years old. Adams called his roommate, Brennan Pebbles, who is 31 years old. Pebbles left work and came to the house.While roommates Adams and Pebbles were talking in the front room, Herrick came back with an AR-15 type rifle, shot through the front window and killed Kyle Adams. Pebbles ran upstairs to access his 9mm self-defense pistol. Herrick shot out...
  • No charges for FedEx driver who fatally punched man calling him racial slurs

    11/21/2018 3:09:36 PM PST · by Simon Green · 64 replies
    Oregon Life ^ | 11/20/18 | Everton Bailey Jr.
    A FedEx driver was found legally justified in punching a man in Northeast Portland, who later died, after the stranger called the worker racial slurs and tried to hit the driver first, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office announced Monday. There’s no indication Timothy Warren intended to kill Joseph Magnuson when Warren’s punch connected above Magnuson’s left eye near Northeast Hoyt Street and Northeast 29th Avenue on Sept. 26, Senior Deputy District Attorney Adam Gibbs wrote in a memo declining to prosecute Warren. A county medical examiner later determined Magnuson was in “extremely poor health” beforehand and that his fall...
  • Democrat Congressman: We Should Confiscate Guns and If You Fight Back, says will use Nukes

    11/16/2018 7:12:33 PM PST · by Mechanicos · 52 replies
    Townhall ^ | Nov 16, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    California Democrat Congressman Eric Swalwell is calling for government confiscation of all semi-automatic rifles. In other words, every rifle in America.
  • Woman murdered in Kansas City had order of protection in her pocket

    11/14/2018 5:05:08 PM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 43 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | Nov 9, 2018 | unknown
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. • Court records say a slain woman had an order of protection against the man charged with killing her in her pocket when her body was found in Kansas City. The Kansas City Star reports that Gene Birdsong, 42, of Kansas City, Kan., was charged Thursday with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of Tabitha Birdsong, 40. No attorney is listed for him in online court records.
  • Concealed Carry Holder Stops Mass Murder Before Police Arrive

    11/11/2018 4:19:56 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 9 November, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Dominiic Rozier, Hero who stopped Kroger Killing Spree in KentuckyOn 24 October 2018, just before 3 p.m., at the Kroger store in Jeffersontown, Kentucky, a man opened fire on people he did not know. The suspect, Gregory Alan Bush was a prohibited possessor. He had a mental illness, paranoid schizophrenia. He had been convicted of domestic violence against his parents and his wife. That is the last time I will mention his name.  Mass murderers should not reap a reward of celebrity. This is a case where an armed citizen stopped the ongoing mass murder.  There was another armed citizen at the...
  • Why Philly Jews are arming themselves: ‘I’m going to go down fighting’

    11/06/2018 6:52:59 AM PST · by george76 · 52 replies
    THE INQUIRER ^ | November 5, 2018 | Samantha Melamed,
    On Friday afternoon, with just a few hours before sundown and the start of the Sabbath, David Parvey hurried to a South Philadelphia gun shop called Firing Line to get his new 9-millimeter pistol. To Parvey, who attends an Orthodox Jewish synagogue in Center City, it felt like the only rational response to the Oct. 27 mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, where 11 congregants were killed. "I legally have the right to at least be able to match evil with some sort of response, and in my mind I would be dumb not to," said...
  • Stacey Abrams Supports Banning AR-15s, Won’t Say if She’d Confiscate Them From Georgians

    10/31/2018 7:50:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 63 replies
    Washington Free Beacon. ^ | October 30, 2018 | David Rutz
    Democrat Stacey Abrams would not say Tuesday whether she would support rounding up AR-15 firearms from Georgians if elected governor. Conservative co-host of "The View" Meghan McCain read out a list of Abrams' gun control bona fides, including her "F" rating from the National Rifle Association and endorsements from the group Everytown for Gun Safety and gun control activist Michael Bloomberg. "Do you, like Everytown, support banning the AR-15?" McCain asked. Abrams replied she was not "anti-gun," talking about her enjoyment of trap shooting and target shooting, but she also touted her support of background checks, three-day waiting periods, and...
  • On the same day that the Squirrel Hill synagogue shooter killed 11 people, a law abiding gun owner

    10/29/2018 2:47:36 PM PDT · by grundle · 5 replies
    wordpress ^ | October 29, 2018 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    On the same day that the Squirrel Hill synagogue shooter killed 11 people, a law abiding gun owner prevented a massacre at a McDonald’s in Birmingham, Alabama On the same day that a scumbag shot and killed 11 innocent people at a synagogue in Squirrel Hill, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a different scumbag tried to carry out a mass shooting at a McDonald’s in Birmingham, Alabama. But he was stopped by a good guy with a gun. The only person who died was the bad guy.Here’s another similar comparison:In January 2015 in France, in response to cartoons that made fun of the...
  • Self Defense in Texas: 22LR Single Shot Beats AR15 & .40 Cal

    10/29/2018 6:20:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 67 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 26 October, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    The gunfight happened in the early morning hours of 17 August 2018. The location was 867 Bootlegger Lane in Yoakum, Texas.  Yoakum is a small town in Texas, about halfway between San Antonio and Houston.There was “bad blood” between Dakota Wayne Kirkman, 19, and Manuel Martinez III, 36.  The men lived about 22 miles apart. Yoakum is in DeWitt County, Texas. Kirkman and his girlfriend lived in Hallettsville in Lavaca County, Texas. Dakota did not want his live-in girlfriend to hang around Martinez and his wife. His girlfriend, Martinez, and Martinez' wife were at Martinez' house when Kirkman came to...
  • Kentucky: Armed Homeowner Shoots Police Officer, NO Charges Filed

    10/19/2018 5:01:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 16 October, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On October 10th, 2018, at about 5:30 a.m. at 522 Hathaway, in Owensboro, Kentucky, a young police officer was involved in a shootout with an armed homeowner.  The officer had been chasing a suspect, and was searching a fenced in area.The homeowner, David Turley, saw the suspicious activity in his backyard, and approached Zachary Morris, 23, the officer. Turley was holding a pistol at his side. Officer Morris shot at Turley, who returned fire as he took cover. Morris was hit, just below his bullet-resistant vest. From wave3.com: “I heard some commotion over there by the fence,” said Turley....
  • Couple encounters mountain lion at Mad Creek ( Colorado )

    09/13/2018 8:28:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies
    Steamboat Pilot ^ | September 13, 2018 | Matt Stensland,
    A Steamboat Springs couple recently had a scary encounter with a mountain lion at Mad Creek. Mark Stanford and his wife, Kristen Joaquim, were having a picnic Monday for Joaquim's birthday at the Mad Creek barn, and they started hiking back to the parking area at about 7:45 p.m. "I looked up and saw a set of eyes staring back at me," Stanford said. He said he saw a yellow-green reflection off the eyes, and he tried to size up the animal. "I could see that it was a big cat," Stanford said. "I knew that they had sighting ups...