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  • 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...
  • Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd Explains "classic" Self Defense Shooting by Uber Driver (video)

    09/03/2018 3:43:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 September, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    In this YouTube video, Sheriff Grady Judd gives a detailed explanation of what happened in a recent self defense shooting in Polk County, Florida.  "This is justifiable homicide all day long," Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said. "You have the right to protect yourself. This is a textbook stand your ground case. This is a classic. This was the intent of the law." The shooting occurred in the early morning hours of 28 August, 2018. The Uber driver, Robert Westlake, had picked up his fare at a bar. A young woman, Jessica, had helped the inebriated woman get into...
  • Gun Beats Hammer for ex-UFC fighter Dean Lister

    08/30/2018 4:36:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 August, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Intruder at ex-UFC fighter Dean Lister's home in San Diego. Link to video Dean Lister is a successful UFC fighter who started fighting as a boy in Panama. He speaks four languages, has a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and several martial arts championships. He came home to his house in San Diego on Saturday evening, the 18th of August. Inside the kitchen was a nearly naked man with numerous tatoos.  From news9ontime.com: The person was tremendous sketchy and instructed Lister he thought the house was a church — however when Lister continued to press, the person picked up...
  • This is Why You Carry With A Round in the Chamber

    08/26/2018 5:44:03 PM PDT · by akalinin · 77 replies
    Youtube ^ | 06/22/2016 | Active Self Protection
    An evidence based argument with real life situational videos for carrying a concealed pistol with a round in the chamber.
  • Anthony Kapinski, acquited in Self Defense Shooting, sues for False Imprisonment

    08/25/2018 3:20:24 PM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 August, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Screen shot shows first punch thrown at Kapinski On the night of 26 May, 2017, at about 11 p.m., in Albuquerque, New Mexico, upwards of a 150 car lovers had congregated in the parking lot of the New Beginnings Church. On Friday nights, the parking lot had been a popular place for hundreds to meet and show off their cars. The video shows two men, Paul Francia and Jordan Mucher, are in a group close to  Anthony Kapinski near where his car was parked. They are said to have accused him of stealing car parts some time previously. Kapinski...
  • Washington state wildlife officials resisted sending copter, sheriff to save woman treed by wolves

    07/22/2018 7:35:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 71 replies
    Capital Press ^ | July 18, 2018 | Don Jenkins
    Recordings and summaries of emergency calls show Washington wildlife officials at first objected to an air rescue of a woman treed by wolves, or help from the Okanogan County sheriff. Washington wildlife managers initially opposed sending a helicopter or a search-and-rescue team to save a woman treed by wolves in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, according to recordings and summaries of emergency calls. ... Notes from a call between DNR dispatcher Jill Jones and a wildlife officer summarized WDFW’s position, and her position, shortly before the helicopter launched. “No helicopter. Federally listed species. 3 WDFW personnel saying so,” according to DNR’s...
  • VA: Black Man with a Gun Saves White Woman during Pit Bull Attack

    08/17/2018 5:16:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 43 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 August, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On 6 August, 2018, Monday afternoon in Suffolk, VA. , a pit bull escaped from its owner. Michaela Clark and Jarret Young, neighbors, attempted to put the dog in a choker collar. The dog attacked Clark, a 20 year old mother.  Young owns a Ruger .45, probably a P345, from the photograph. From wavy.com: Young, an Army veteran, says he couldn't shoot the dog at first because it was too close to Clark. When she moved her body, he says he found an open shot. "I took the shot. The dog stopped biting. It froze and fell over," said...
  • Jury Finds Georgia Felon Has Right to Self Defense

    08/16/2018 4:39:56 AM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 12 August, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On 5 November, 2014, Demarco M. Williams shot and killed Javarious Walthour. Williams was 26, Walthour was 20. Williams had been convicted of fleeing in 2008, when he was 20. Demarco Williams chose to go to a jury trial rather than plead to a lesser charge. On August 10th, 2018, the jury found Williams not guilty of murder, criminal damage to property, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.   From augustachronicle.com: Defense attorney Peter Johnson argued to the jury that Williams shot Walthour in self-defense because he knew Walthour was armed and looking for him....
  • New Mexico man explains how he survived a bear attack

    08/14/2018 12:15:14 PM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    KRQE ^ | Aug 14, 2018 | Francesca Washington
    RATON, N.M. - A New Mexico man is sharing his story of survival after he was attacked by a bear while walking his dogs. He killed the bear while its jaw was clamped around his leg, and the jaw stayed that way for a while. ... When he saw me, he pinned his ears down and immediately made a big charge at me," said Petrini. That's when the struggle began. "Down the hill, we went again rolling and he had bit me a time or two but he was never able to get on my upper body, so my legs...
  • Kentucky Man Keeps Committing Crimes… Gets Shot and Killed

    08/14/2018 5:17:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 10 August, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On 8 August, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky, at about 06:30 a.m., Shawn Michael Woods is reported as breaking into multiple apartments in an address near Martin Luther King Dr.  He is said to have broken into one woman's apartment and tried to crawl into bed with her.  A business owner in the area said he had multiple problems with Woods. From wkyt.com: Lexington police say the shooting happened around 6:45 a.m. Wednesday. The person who shot Woods lived in the apartment complex.Investigators believe Woods was breaking into multiple apartments throughout the morning after talking to witnesses. A neighboring business...
  • Pit bull shot and killed after allegedly biting Suffolk woman

    08/11/2018 11:29:08 PM PDT · by familyop · 41 replies
    WTKR.com news, Tribune Broadcasting ^ | August 8, 2018 | Nick Boykin
    SUFFOLK, Va. — A man allegedly shot a pit bull while trying to help a woman who was attacked by the dog Wednesday around 12 p.m. The woman was in the 100 block of Chestnut Street when the dog reportedly latched onto her hand and would not let go. This is when the man, in an attempt to help the woman, shot the pit bull killing it, according to Suffolk Police. The woman was able to drive to the hospital for treatment. She has already been released from medical care. Police tell News 3 the incident remains under investigation.
  • Pew Poll Supports High levels of Defensive Gun Use

    08/07/2018 6:39:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 3 August, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    The number of defensive gun uses (dgu) in the United States is difficult to measure. Surveys which ask about defensive gun uses have routinely shown numbers between 500,000 and 3 million per year.  A survey, specifically designed to determine dgu in the U.S., the National Self Defense Survey, (NSDS) found about 2.5 million dgu per year in 1993. The National Crime Victim Survey (NCVS), shows smaller numbers, about 80,000 per year. The NCVS does not ask about defensive gun uses, but depends on victims volunteering the information.Numerous other polls have found similar numbers to what the NSDS found.  These...
  • Too Bad Self-Defense Class Doesn’t Teach Real Self-Defense

    08/06/2018 5:45:52 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 37 replies
    Bearing Aems ^ | 6 Aug, 2018 | Tom Knighton
    Once upon a time, it seemed as though women were encouraged to go through self-defense training. These classes were useful to a point, teaching women various kinds of avoidance tactics like not walking across a college campus at night all by their lonesome. But they were probably best known for teaching women how to fight back. The classes seem to be falling out of favor as some segments of the population think it’s more useful to “teach men not to rape” than to teach women to protect themselves from the dirtbags that haven’t already learned that lesson by the time...
  • Officer who shot Aurora homeowner involved in deadly shooting in June ( near Denver: update )

    08/01/2018 10:14:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    KOAA News ^ | Aug 01, 2018
    The Aurora police officer who shot and killed an armed homeowner early Monday morning was involved in another deadly shooting in late June. The officer was returned to regular duty while the investigation of whether he was legally justified in using deadly force in the June incident was still ongoing. ... In this week’s incident, police received multiple 911 calls just before 1:30 a.m. Monday reporting a disturbance. Aurora Police Chief Nick Metz, in a written release, said officers encountered “a very chaotic and violent scene,” heard gunfire inside a home at 10609 E. Montview Blvd. and then “encountered an...
  • Drejka/McGlockton press conference

    holding a live press conf now. NAACP didn't show up. Sheriff is defending his position not to arrest. Said it's still winding it's way through the process. Drejka said nothing threatening to the woman in the car and no words were exchanged between McGlockton & Drejka. They viewed and reviewed the video and he stands his own ground on the decision not to arrest. Not a lot of other info about details (ie was McGlockton armed, etc)
  • AR15-type Rifles Used to STOP Shooting Spree, Carjacking & Attempted Murder

    07/28/2018 2:17:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 26 July, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On 2 July, 2018, a little after noon, on Rampart Range Road in El Paso County, Colorado, a carjacking attempt was reported to the El Paso County Sheriff's  Office. The event escalated into a crime spree with numerous gunshots fired at innocent people.Twenty-nine year old Austin Nelson has been identified as the suspect doing the shooting, threatening, and driving. He was stopped by an armed citizen in the Devils Head campground. From epcsheriffsoffice.com: On July 2, 2018, at approximately 12:20 pm, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a Motor Vehicle Theft in Progress in...
  • Woman was bit by rabid fox, so she killed it with her bare hands

    07/25/2018 2:48:40 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 15 replies
    NJ.com Advanced Media ^ | July 25, 2018
    It was then she saw it. A fox ran from the bushes and jumped up against her leg, the entire time making a barking-type sound often heard from foxes -- "yip, yip, yip, yip, yip." "I just backed up," DuBois, 52, recounted. "It was going crazy, making noises and its mouth was moving." The fox circled around DuBois and began its attack, biting her with its sharp teeth on the calf of her right leg. Then it bit her again, its teeth puncturing her skin a second time. Trying to escape, DuBois ran up the steps of her porch to...
  • Veteran who killed pit bull, owner of pit bull speak out about dog shot at Nassau animal clinic

    07/21/2018 11:35:48 PM PDT · by Norski · 77 replies
    CBS47 FOX 30 Action News Jax ^ | July, 19, 2018 | Ryan Nelson
    James Strickland, the Army veteran who shot and killed a pit bull, shared his story with Action News Jax. The owner of the pit bull Strickland killed, Moustapha Ba, spoke to us as well. The men share love of their dogs and the pain of Wednesday morning. “There wasn’t anything I had to do in many, many, years harder than take that dog’s life,” said Strickland. Strickland said he regrets being in that position, but doesn’t regret his decision to fatally shoot the pit bull. He said doing so may have saved his dog’s life. Ba is asking what could...
  • Sheriff Bob Gualtieri: Clearwater shooting fits 'Stand Your Ground'

    07/20/2018 4:32:51 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 54 replies
    BayNews9 ^ | July 20, 2018 @5:40 PM | Holly Gregory  | 
    Ali Salous, the owner of the Circle A convenience store, told us Drejka has caused problems at his store before. "This guy -- he did this before," Salous said. "He always hangs out in the parking lot and if he sees someone parking, he just wants to start trouble with people." Gualtieri, however, maintained that Drejka's history didn't matter when it comes to making an arrest. All that matters, according to the sheriff, are the facts of this brief confrontation caught on tape. "He might well be a thorn in people's side. He might be a jerk," Gualtieri explained. "He...
  • Law of Self Defense: A Self-Defense Cascade of Failure

    07/18/2018 4:38:59 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 30 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 7-18-2018 | Andrew Branca
    I’m often asked to describe the most common way people screw up their self-defense claim. The truth is there isn’t a single most common way. Too many people manage to find an apparently infinite number of ways to step outside the bounds of the law. Often, there were a bunch of exits off that jail-bound freeway that they could have taken, but didn’t.For most normally law-abiding people this is not done out of malice, but ignorance. I mean ignorance not in a derogatory sense, but in a technical sense–they didn’t know where the legal boundaries were, and stepped over them...