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  • Pistols for Defense against Bears? Failures are Rare

    01/19/2018 4:31:53 AM PST · by marktwain · 63 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    While discussing bear attacks, a consistent refrain is that pistols are useless as a way to defend yourself against bears.  In discussion groups, nay sayers claim that pistols are difficult to use, of insufficient power, and there are numerous instances where people who attempted to use pistols to defend against bears are badly mauled. I have read of numerous cases where people used pistols to successfully defend against bears, so I asked one poster to give some examples where pistol defenses failed. The exchange occurred on freerepublic.com: “Actually, there are legions of people who have been badly mauled after...
  • MN: Charges Dropped against Paul Jason Allen in Rochester, Self Defense Cited

    01/10/2018 7:26:07 AM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Paul Jason Allen was involved in a verbal altercation on 19 May, 2017. He says three men in a truck drove past him while he was crossing a street at the intersection. They say he stood in the street and prevented them from passing, then yelled at them, including something about their mother. All agree the truck stopped, and the three men exited the vehicle. One of the men grabbed a rake from the truck and chased Allen. Somewhere in the process, Allen produced a knife. Three to one is clear disparity of force, so Allen could be justified...
  • New Trial for Self Defense, School Shooting at NAU

    12/07/2017 9:36:24 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 5 December, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    On 18 October, 2015, an 18-year-old student, Steven Jones, was attacked by a drunken mob of fraternity members. One member ran up to Jones and sucker punched him. Jones two friends were on the ground defending themselves. Jones ran to his car and retrieved a legally owned pistol. At least one of the fraternity member ran at Jones, who fired, killing one and wounding two others. The incident was initially characterized as a school shooting. Jones cooperated with authorities.  They charged him with first-degree murder.As more evidence became available, it was learned that everyone Jones shot was legally intoxicated with...
  • Guns, Canes, and Home Security: What Senior Citizens Need to Know About Self-Defense

    12/05/2017 4:23:27 PM PST · by x1stcav · 37 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/1/17 | Jeff Sanders
    It's easy for martial artists to talk about self-defense for most of us. Most of us probably don't struggle with physical challenges throughout the day. But what about senior citizens? I have taught self-defense to people in their late 60s and 70s. They were actually quite mobile and had the strength to hit the focus mits hard. (I remember one student was a 73-year-old retired physical education teacher. She was in great shape, had an awesome attitude, and man could she knock the stuffings out of the kick shield!) However, in many cases, our elderly citizens struggle daily with loss...
  • Burnet man on roadside shooting: ‘He opened fire on my wife and son’

    12/04/2017 7:59:29 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Austin American-Statesman ^ | December 2, 2017 | Elizabeth Findell
    A Cottonwood Shores man whose family was targeted by a gunman driving along RM 1431 in Burnet County on Thursday night said he disarmed and beat unconscious the man aiming at his wife and son. In an interview with the American-Statesman on Saturday, Johnny Henderson said he and his family are shaken but unhurt after the attack, which ended after an off-duty police officer shot and wounded the gunman and Henderson jumped him. Henderson broke his hand in the ordeal. Henderson said the family has no idea what provoked the attack, which seemed to be tied to road rage. Authorities...
  • AK:1 year, 4 Months in Jail, Self Defense Shooting, Charges Dropped

    12/03/2017 6:28:37 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 November, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Steve Edward Hannah Steve Edward Hannah had all charges dropped against him after spending a year and four months in jail. Hannah had plead not guilty by reason of self defense in the shooting of his neighbor, Mark Edward Brochu. Brochu had gunshot wounds to his back, and was found on Hannah's property about 30 feet from Hannah's home.  Hannah had called 911 to report the shooting, and flagged down Alaska state troopers when they arrived. Neighbors said that Brochu had repeatedly been trespassing in the neighborhood. Brochu has a criminal history . Brochu assaulted an officer in 2011....
  • What is a "Well-Regulated Militia?"

    11/30/2017 8:39:03 PM PST · by Discoshaman · 52 replies
    Byte-Size Politice ^ | 11/30/2017 | J. Wesley Bush
    A good, quick video on the militia clause of the Second Amendment in light of the Militia Acts of 1792, the Dick Act of 1903, and U.S. Code Article 10.
  • OH: Store Owner uses AK47 for Self Defense

    11/30/2017 6:34:16 AM PST · by marktwain · 31 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 28 November, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Dayton Ohio cell phone store owner Adam Seaton used an AK-47 clone to defend himself and his store. It happened about five a.m. on Sunday, 19 November, 2017.Store video shows the thieves breaking the window at the front of the store, then trying various strategies to get through the security gate. Seaton was alerted on his cell phone by the security system. He was only a block and a half away.The store has been open since December last year. This was the fourth robbery attempt, the first that has been stopped.From wdtn.com:DAYTON — A 22-year-old Dayton business owner fired...
  • Police say deputy fatally shot intruder at her Detroit home

    11/29/2017 7:47:21 AM PST · by Simon Green · 17 replies
    WNEM ^ | 11/26/17 | Stephen Borowy
    DETROIT (AP) - Police say an off-duty sheriff's deputy shot and killed a man who had broken into her home in southwest Detroit. The Wayne County deputy was inside the home when she heard a door being kicked in about 1:30 a.m. Saturday. The deputy told investigators she grabbed her weapon and fired shots at the intruder, who was armed with a pistol and wearing a black ski mask. The man was struck in the chest and pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities didn't immediately release the names of the deputy or the man who died. The Wayne County sheriff's...
  • Wolf Shot in Self Defense: Department Recommends Warning Shots

    11/12/2017 6:01:19 AM PST · by marktwain · 74 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 10 November, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    On 27 October, 2017, an Oregon elk hunter found himself being stalked by three wolves. One of the wolves charged directly at him, in spite of his yelling in an attempt to scare it off.  The hunter fired at the charging wolf, believing his life was in danger.The wolf was killed, and the other two wolves ran into cover at the shot.  The hunter initially thought the animal might have been a coyote, but examination by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) revealed it was an 83 lb female wolf.From bluemanountaineagle.com: Further investigation at the site of...
  • Time for God’s Men to Pack Heat to Church

    11/09/2017 4:24:19 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 34 replies
    raptureforums ^ | Bryan Fischer
    Devin Kelley, an atheist and Air Force reject, a man who had been court-martialed and dishonorably discharged for assaulting his wife and child, entered the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Sunday in full combat gear and cut down 26 Christians in cold blood and put another 20 in the hospital. Victims include eight members of one family and the pastor’s own 14-year-old daughter. The fill-in pastor was shot in the back as he made his way up to the pulpit. Said Wilson County Sheriff Joe D. Tackitt, Jr, “He (Kelley) just walked down the center aisle, turned...
  • The 2nd Amendment's very ancient roots

    10/26/2017 7:24:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 10/25/2017 | Bill Federer
    In September of 1774, Dr. Joseph Warren wrote the Suffolk Resolves.British statesman Edmund Burke cited the Suffolk Resolves as a major development in colonial animosity, which eventually led to the Declaration of Independence. The Suffolk Resolves stated: “That it is an indispensable duty which we owe to God, our country, ourselves and posterity, by all lawful ways and means in our power to maintain, defend and preserve those civil and religious rights and liberties, for which many of our fathers fought, bled and died, and to hand them down entire to future generations … and that the inhabitants of those...
  • The Top 5 Glocks for Personal Defense

    10/24/2017 9:23:19 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 57 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/24/2017 | C Morgan
    Take a look at the ideal Glocks for concealed carry and personal defense. These are some of the most prestigious and popular self- and home defense weapons made by one of the world’s leaders in master weapon engineering and production, Glock. Glock has been one of the leaders in self-defense and tactical weapons for years with their top notch designs and perfection in the art of producing some of the world’s leading firearms. So the question remains, are you carrying the right weapon for your protection? Where does a person draw the line that tells them that they are well...
  • Loaded Handgun Carrying Among US Adults, 2015

    10/21/2017 10:29:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    ajph.aphapublications.org ^ | 10/17/2017 | Ali Rowhani-Rahbar MD, PhD, MPH, Deborah Azrael PhD, Vivian H. Lyons MPH, Joseph A. Simonetti MD, MP
    Objectives. To determine the frequency of loaded handgun carrying among US adult handgun owners, characterize those who carry, and examine concealed carrying by state concealed carry laws. Methods. Using a nationally representative survey of US adults in 2015, we asked handgun owners (n = 1444) about their past-30-day carrying behavior. Results. Among surveyed handgun owners, 24% (95% confidence interval[CI] = 21%, 26%) carried loaded handguns monthly, of whom 35% (95% CI = 29%, 41%) did so daily; 82% (95% CI = 77%, 86%) carried primarily for protection. The proportion of handgun owners who carried concealed loaded handguns in the past 30 days was 21% (95% CI = 12%, 35%) in...
  • Dramatic self defense by concealed handgun permit holder caught on high definition video

    10/12/2017 8:56:27 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 12 replies
    Detroit, Michigan, October 10, 2017: An attempted robbery in Detroit didn’t turn out the way the criminal hoped it would. A concealed handgun permit holder was able to react quickly. “Police told the CPL holder it was a good thing he was legally armed or he and his cousin may not be alive today.”
  • Australian Gun Culture Part 26: Guns Confiscated for Self-Defense

    10/01/2017 4:37:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 28 September, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    David Dunstan, a farmer in Victoria, about 10 miles outside the Australian town of Albury, found himself confronting a teen armed with a knife and a large club at 3 a.m. on the 14th of September, 2017. He slammed shut the door, and called for his wife to get the key to the gun cupboard.He retrieved an unloaded .22 rifle, and used it to convince the thug that he should get in a car and drive to the police station. The offender is in jail without bail.  He is suspected of invading another house just hours previously.From weeklytimesnow.com.au: A...
  • North Texas Pastor Helps Protect Flock From Potential Active Shooter Situations

    09/25/2017 9:20:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 9/25 | Ashleigh Barry
    A North Texas pastor says he isn't taking any chances after a shooting Sunday at a Tennessee church, where one woman was killed and six others were wounded. The Rev. Brian Ulch, of Trinity Lighthouse Church in Denison, packs a pistol and says he feels a great sense of responsibility to protect his congregation. "Our desire is to be able to meet any need that comes through our doors, whether it's ministry, medical or an active threat," Ulch said. Ulch said increased threats against houses of worship inspired him to make a choice. "We sought out to what we could...
  • Violence Policy Center keeps using using Justifiable Homicide data to make false claims

    09/25/2017 5:41:06 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 2 replies
    It has become an annual rite with the Violence Policy Center to release a report claiming, “Firearms 100 times more likely to kill women than protect them.” Last year, the New York Times and Vice carried the claims.
  • Tennessee church shooting leaves 1 dead, several wounded, officials say

    09/24/2017 12:27:53 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 24 September, 2017 | Fox
    Authorities said one woman was killed and seven others were wounded after a 26-year-old African-American man wearing a ski mask opened fire at a Tennessee church Sunday. The gunman, who officials said shot himself and was taken to a hospital, opened fire in Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch, southeast of Nashville, just after 11 a.m. and fired “multiple rounds,” police said in a news conference. The Nashville Fire Department called the incident “a mass casualty situation.” A church usher confronted the gunman at one point and was pistol-whipped, causing "significant injury around his head." He told police he...
  • Circle K Clerk Claims She was Suspended After Using Gun to Foil Armed Robbery

    09/23/2017 7:18:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/22/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    An Albuquerque, New Mexico, Circle K clerk claims she was suspended for two weeks after using a gun to defend herself during an attempted armed robbery. The incident occurred Monday night. The clerk — Jennifer Wertz — told KOAT 7 that she gets nervous walking out to her car alone at night, so she brought her gun to work when she realized she was scheduled for the late shift. She said that she “put her gun in her pocket after she heard that another nearby convenience store was just robbed,” and soon a man allegedly entered the store while holding...