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  • US to send combat troops to Poland

    04/19/2014 11:24:30 AM PDT · by neverdem · 52 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 19, 2014 | Rick Moran
    Poland will breathe a little easier because at the very least, American troops in Poland will be an effective trip wire and hedge against Russia making a move to reclaim the former Warsaw Pact country. Washington Post: Poland and the United States will announce next week the deployment of U.S. ground forces to Poland as part of an expansion of NATO presence in Central and Eastern Europe in response to events in Ukraine. That was the word from Poland’s defense minister, Tomasz Siemoniak, who visited The Post Friday after meeting with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel at the Pentagon on Thursday....
  • Arizona House Passes Bill Allowing Self-Defense Killing Of Endangered Wolves

    04/16/2014 9:44:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    KRWG News ^ | April 16, 2014
    The Arizona House of Representatives has approved a Senate bill allowing ranchers to kill endangered wolves in self-defense. Senate Bill 1211 would allow livestock owners to kill a Mexican gray wolf if one was caught attacking livestock or a person. Wildlife activists say the bill violates the federal Endangered Species Act. But a staff attorney says the bill has been watered down and now meets constitutional requirements.
  • Allen West Calls Trayvon Martin Shooting an ‘Outrage’ and Endorses Federal Investigation

    03/22/2012 9:03:25 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 464 replies · 10+ views
    The Blaze ^ | March 22, 2012 | Mytheos Holt
    Ever since his CPAC Keynote Address in 2010, Rep. Allen West (R-FL) has been one of the gold standards of modern American political conservatism. He has also been widely hailed as a political model for conservative African American politicians. And now, following recent revelations surrounding the highly suspicious shooting of Trayvon Martin, Rep. West has joined a growing bipartisan consensus calling for the case to be reopened, possibly even with Federal assistance. West’s statement, put out today by Talking Points Memo, resonates with controlled fury (emphasis added): itself in Sanford, Florida involving the shooting of 17-year-old Treyvon Martin. First of...
  • Florida House bill would allow carrying guns without a permit during riots

    04/09/2014 9:09:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Tampa Bay Times ^ | April 9, 2014 | Michael Van Sickler
    TALLAHASSEE — Under a bill backed by the National Rifle Association and other gun groups, riots could be the newest safe haven for those carrying firearms without a permit. HB 209, which is expected to be voted on Friday by the Florida House, would allow people with clean criminal backgrounds to conceal firearms without a permit during emergencies — including riots and civil unrest like the 1996 racial disturbances that rocked St. Petersburg — declared by the governor or local officials. "To allow people to go into a riot while concealing a gun without a permit is the definition of...
  • Prosecutors won't charge janitor, say he killed teens in self defense

    04/02/2014 4:25:38 PM PDT · by RicocheT · 52 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | April 2, 2014 | Ashley Luthern of the Journal Sentinel
    Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm announced Wednesday that Jeremy Rossetto will not be charged in connection with the March 12 shooting death of two teens who were hitting him with a souvenir baseball bat. The district attorney's office reviewed the police investigation, interviewed witnesses and viewed witness cellphone video before concluding that Rossetto shot the teens in self defense.
  • Fatal self-defense shootings running high in Detroit

    03/31/2014 5:52:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/31/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    The city of Detroit went into bankruptcy last summer, citing a whole slew of financial and municipal problems including the Detroit police’s average response time to calls for the highest-priority crimes coming in at an absurd 58 minutes — but that didn’t stop the firestorm of criticism in store for Detroit Police Chief James Craig when he started vocally advocating for more responsible citizens to take up the task of self defense by arming themselves.After an incident last week, however, in which a northwest Detroit homeowner fatally shot two men he said were trying to break home, the number of...
  • Ministers Form National Task Force to Repeal ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws

    03/28/2014 12:21:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Afro American ^ | March 28, 2014 | Maria Adebola
    Trayvon Martin's mother, Sybrina Fulton, speaks about her support to eradicate "stand your ground" laws. Enough is enough, says Rev. Dr. R.B. Holmes, noting the list of young Black people dead or in jail in states where “stand your ground” laws are in place. “Our young Black boys are being senselessly killed just for being Black teenagers,” said Holmes, who on March 25 announced the formation of the National Pastor’s Task Force, a nation wide coalition of 40 Black ministers who want to repeal or revise “stand your ground” laws. “We have begun the fight in Florida and pledge to...
  • Targeting Self-Defense

    03/16/2014 8:34:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | March 16, 2014 | Paul Jacob
    How do you turn a fine, upstanding, conscientious and goal-driven young man into a terrorist? By fiat. That is, by treating him like a terrorist. That is, treating him very badly. Drop the whole weight of the law on him . . . for holding the wrong opinions. What opinions? you ask. Revolutionary Islam? White supremacism? Armed revolution? No. Self-defense. And now you may have figured out the problem. The hatred of self-defense, the absolute fear of it — the quivering, poltroonish over-reaction to the very idea — is common amongst today’s politicians, educators and even some benighted, cowardly law...
  • Detroit Police Chief Warns Criminals: People Will Protect Themselves

    03/08/2014 8:48:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies ^ | March 8, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    Detroit Police Chief James Craig wants criminals to know that they shouldn’t just be afraid of police anymore—they also need to worry about homeowners who are ready to use a firearm to protect themselves. “A lot of Detroiters are fed up,” he said in a recent interview with WDIV-TV. “They’re tired and they’ve been dealing with this epidemic of violence. They’re afraid and they have a right to protect themselves.” After all, when seconds count, police are only minutes away, right? “If you are confronted with an immediate threat to your safety, you’re not going to have time to...
  • Calling His Bluff

    03/06/2014 11:53:16 AM PST · by NFHale · 27 replies
    Down ^ | James Daniels
    Burglar Told Homeowner “No You Don’t Have a Gun”: She Did –and She Used it... A mother and her two young children wouldn’t scare off most hardened criminals. But one Detroit mother taught the world yet again that a firearm is all it takes to even the odds.
  • Holiday shooting in chiropractor's office was self-defense, authorities say

    02/26/2014 9:31:10 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 18 February, 2014 | Alex Orlando
    HOLIDAY — On Monday morning, authorities say, 33-year-old Jaime Velez put on a pair of rubber gloves and slipped a gun into his waistband. He went to a chiropractic clinic to confront the man who snitched on him. Velez's girlfriend, who has not been named, was one of chiropractor Lenny Linardos' patients at West Coast Spine and Injury Center on U.S. 19, said Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco. Recently, Linardos told the woman that Velez was having an affair with an employee at the chiropractic office. Velez called Linardos and threatened him, Nocco said. Linardos, 46, took the threats seriously. Nocco...
  • Dear New York Times, Self-Defense Is Not Vigilantism

    02/25/2014 5:32:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/25/2014 | David French
    Over at the New York Times ”Opinionator” blog, Firmin DeBrander, an associate professor at the Maryland Institute College of Art, takes issue with a post I wrote last year outlining the biblical and natural-law right of self-defense. My argument was rather simple: From the Noahic Covenant to the New Testament, there were ample biblical examples of self-defense being not only permitted but in some cases actually mandated. I also – borrowing from Jim Lindgren’s excellent work at the Volokh Conspiracy — quoted John Locke for the proposition that the right of self defense wasn’t just a biblical right but...
  • Grand jury takes no action in Merritt Landry case

    02/22/2014 11:12:48 AM PST · by BBell · 14 replies ^ | 2/20/2014 | Clint Durrett
    NEW ORLEANS —An Orleans Parish grand jury didn't return anything Thursday in the case against a Marigny homeowner who shot a teen intruder in the head in July 2013.Merritt Landry, 33, was arrested and accused of second-degree attempted murder in the shooting of 14-year-old Marshall Coulter. Police said the teen climbed a fence into Landry's yard in the 700 block of Mandeville Street at 2 a.m. on July 26. Landry fired once at Coulter, striking him in the head. The grand jury didn't take any action in the case as it convened on Thursday. The grand jury meets in six-month...
  • My First IDPA Match: Training For Self Defense Through Competition

    02/19/2014 4:13:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | February 19, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    SPRINGFIELD, MASS. - After meeting world shooting champion and Smith & Wesson Team Captain Julie Golob at the SHOT Show in January, she invited me to come check out the 17th Annual International Defensive Pistol Association [IDPA] Indoor Nationals to get a first hand look at competition shooting. This year's competition spans until Saturday but I'll be shooting today with a small group of Smith & Wesson executives and a couple other newbies to the competition world. It's my first real shooting competition, so I'm bracing myself for a humbling experience. There are thirteen stages that require 180 rounds (I...
  • Jury Decides on Four of Five Counts in Loud-Music Murder Trial

    02/15/2014 3:24:49 PM PST · by libstripper · 149 replies
    NBC News ^ | Feb. 15, 2014 | Elisha Fieldstadt .
    urors in the trial of a white Florida man who fatally shot a black teenager over loud music said on their fourth day of mulling the case that they reached a verdict on four of five counts, but cannot come to a consensus on one count of first-degree murder. Michael Dunn, 47, says he was acting in self-defense when he shot at an SUV 10 times while parked next to four teens at a Jacksonville, Fla., gas station in November 2012. The shots killed Jordan Davis, 17, of Marietta, Ga. Dunn is charged with first-degree murder, three counts of attempted...
  • Ninth Circuit strikes California’s restrictive rule against licensed carry of handguns

    02/13/2014 6:24:25 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 22 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2/13/2014 | David Kopel
    The Ninth Circuit’s decision in Peruta v. San Diego, released minutes ago, affirms the right of law-abiding citizens to carry handguns for lawful protection in public. California law has a process for applying for a permit to carry a handgun for protection in public, with requirements for safety training, a background check, and so on. These requirements were not challenged. The statute also requires that the applicant have “good cause,” which was interpreted by San Diego County to mean that the applicant is faced with current specific threats. (Not all California counties have this narrow interpretation.) The Ninth Circuit, in...
  • Annie Get Your Gun a symbol for America’s armed women

    02/13/2014 1:22:49 PM PST · by usalady · 16 replies
    Examiner ^ | February 13, 2013 | Martha
    While some American women have fallen victim to the idea that the government will take care of them from the cradle to the grave there are others who have learned how to use firearms to protect themselves and their families.
  • Man Charged With Killing Burleson County Deputy No Billed by Grand Jury

    02/08/2014 9:33:59 PM PST · by Free in Texas · 32 replies
    KBTX-TV Channel 3 4141 E. 29th Street Bryan, TX 77802 ^ | Fri 8:50 PM, Feb 07, 2014 | By: Clay Falls and Michael Oder
    WASHINGTON COUNTY A Burleson County Grand Jury declined to indict the man who shot and killed a Burleson County Sheriff's Deputy who was serving a search warrant in December. Investigators were executing a search warrant at Henry McGee's mobile home near Snook when the shooting happened. News 3 takes a look at why deputies had targeted McGee's home. 28-year-old Henry Magee is no longer charged in the shooting death of Burleson County Sheriff's Deputy Adam Sowders. A grand jury decided there wasn't enough evidence for him to stand trial on the capital murder charge. McGee admitted to shooting Sowders before...
  • State Passes Law to Legalize Shooting Police (Indiana)

    02/04/2014 8:56:17 PM PST · by virgil283 · 62 replies
    "Finally some rational legislation is passed concerning ‘public servants’ unlawfully entering another person’s property...... Well, Indiana has taken action to “recognize the unique character of a citizen’s home and to ensure that a citizen feels secure in his or her own home against unlawful intrusion by another individual or a public servant.”
  • Some pizza delivery drivers arming themselves

    02/04/2014 1:56:37 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    WISH-TV ^ | February 3, 2014
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Bill Bruton spent Super Bowl Sunday delivering pizzas all over Indianapolis for Aunt Polly’s Pizza. But when Bruton hits the road to make a delivery, he’s carrying more than a pizza. He’s also carrying a gun. “I’ve got a lifetime permit and I carry,” he said. The manager at Aunt Polly’s said their drivers have carried for years. “As long as they have gun permits,” said manager Jeff White. Not everyone allows their employees to carry weapons. But restaurants are reviewing their safety policies after two pizza delivery drivers were shot and killed in Indianapolis in two...
  • Jodi Arias: Her $2.1 million legal bill paid by taxpayers

    01/29/2014 10:58:41 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 18 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | January 28, 2014 | Brian Skoloff
    Jodi Arias was convicted of murder, but still awaits a sentence. So far, Arizona taxpayers have covered $2.1 million in legal fees for the Jodi Arias legal team and other costs associated with her case.
  • Wyoming Man has Conviction Overturned, Charges Dismissed in Self-defense Shooting

    01/27/2014 3:06:51 PM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 23 January, 2014 | Guns Save Lives
    Gabriel Drennen has Conviction Overturned, Charges Dismissed in Self-defense ShootingGuns Save Lives USA --(  On December 20, 2013, Gabriel Drennen’s lengthy legal odyssey, following the self-defense killing of Leroy R. Hoster, came to an end when Fremont County, Wyo., District Court Judge Norman E. Young signed an order dismissing the remaining charges against him.The move followed an October 1st decision from the Wyoming Supreme Court that overturned Drennen’s initial conviction for first degree murder. Drennen’s case, supported by NRA, is important precedent in ensuring Wyomingites are able confidently to exercise their right to self-defense. Drennen’s initial conviction for murder evolved...
  • India Designs Webley Derived Titanium Revolver For Women

    01/21/2014 6:41:55 AM PST · by marktwain · 30 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 January, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The Nirbheek is a six shot .32 that weighs only 500 grams (18 ounces).   The frame is made of titanium, though it is not clear if the barrel or other parts are made of steel.  The design derivations from Webley are clear.  As seen in some Webley civilian versions, it appears to have a square push cross bolt safety located just above the grips. Here is the anouncement from the Field Gun Factory, Kanpar, where the gun is produced by the Indian government.  It is proclaimed as the "Indian Ordinance Factories valuable contribution to women's security".   A top break...
  • Another 'stand your ground' case? MetroWest shooting suspect claims he was attacked

    01/18/2014 1:26:53 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 31 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 1-17-14 | Jeff Weiner and Arelis R. Hernández
    The gunman accused of chasing and killing a 21-year-old man at a west Orlando apartment complex on Thursday told police he was pursuing a suspected burglar and acted in self-defense after he was attacked. A police account of the shooter's self-defense claim obtained by the Orlando Sentinel suggests this could be the latest local homicide in which the state's controversial "stand your ground" law becomes a factor. Police were called to the shooting just before noon Thursday at the Fountains at MetroWest apartments. They arrived to find 21-year-old Ricardo Sanes dead in the grass, surrounded by six .45-caliber shell casings....
  • Mexican bishop rebukes government for crackdown on self-defense groups

    01/17/2014 4:56:28 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 8 replies
    Catholic News Service ^ | 16 January 2014 | David Agren
    [Members of a self-defense group guard a road near Nueva Italia, Mexico, Jan. 15. The government wants the groups to give up their guns, but locals, including many priests, say the government has been unable to keep them safe. Members of a self-defense group guard a road near Nueva Italia, Mexico, Jan. 15. The government wants the groups to give up their guns, but locals, including many priests, say the government has been unable to keep them safe.] NUEVA ITALIA, Mexico - A Mexican bishop has rebuked the federal government for sending soldiers to grab the guns of the...
  • Neighbor: East Allentown man traded shots with robbers before killing one

    01/17/2014 11:14:49 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 21 replies
    The east Allentown man who shot a robber to death Wednesday night was first pistol-whipped by three robbers acting together, a neighbor said Thursday. And when the resident of 655 Westminster St. pulled a gun in self-defense, one of the robbers fired at the resident, a man in his 50s, said the neighbor, recounting what the resident told him. .... Other neighbors said they believe the armed resident has a license to carry a firearm. A woman who opened the door of the alleged shooter's small, single-story home Thursday said the family did not wish to comment. Kevin Kern, who...
  • FL:Thoughts on Warning Shots From a Police Firearms Instructor

    01/10/2014 10:37:17 AM PST · by marktwain · 63 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 January, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Even a small gun can deter an attack  A friend said that they had to fire their mini-revolver to convince an attacker that it was a real gun. Florida is moving toward a "Defensive Display" law that includes the possibility of a warning shot or shots being acceptable as a part of self defense, if no innocents are injured.   Arizona passed a similar law several years ago after the aggressors in self defense situations were using the criminal justice system to have the defenders arrested on aggravated assault charges. In the case that I know of, the aggressors were...
  • FL Appellate Court Grants Self Defense Immunity To Black Defender

    01/04/2014 10:48:50 AM PST · by servo1969 · 25 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 1-4-2014 | Andrew Branca
    The evening of February 27, 2008, in the Miami area, Gabriel Mobley and a friend were viciously attacked by two men. Using his licensed concealed carry pistol, Mr. Mobley successfully fought off the attack, killing both of the aggressors. He was charged with two counts of second degree murder – murder which, under Florida law, requires “malice”. Mobley exercised his rights under Florida’s self-defense immunity state, 776.032 Immunity from criminal prosecution and civil action for justifiable use of force, to avoid going to trial on the basis that it was more likely than not, based on the evidence, that he acted...
  • Dallas Store Manager Shoots at 5 Armed Robbers Police Arrive 74 Minutes Later

    01/02/2014 6:27:59 AM PST · by Zakeet · 52 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 1, 2014
    Dallas Store Manager Fends Off 5 Armed Robbers with .38 Revolver, Wounding One; Police Arrive 74 Minutes LaterA Dallas store manager using his handgun to fend off an attempted robbery by five armed robbers. There's also audio of the 911 call from the Dallas store manager asking for police help because of the robbery. Reports indicate he asked for police to come because the armed men had tried to rob his store. The store manager shot at the men with a .38 Caliber revolver, sending the robbers scurrying away, and wounding one of them twice. But his call was misclassified...
  • Homeowner shoots burglary suspect in groin

    12/31/2013 7:47:15 PM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies ^ | 26 December, 2013 | NA
    MARSHALL COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - A homeowner shot aburglary suspect in the groin after catching two men trying to steal scrapmetal from his property, according to authorities. (snip) The homeowner told authorities that when he asked the two men to leave, one of them came towardhim and threatened to kill him. That's when the victim told deputies he shot the suspect once in the groin with his rifle. Both suspects managed to flee thescene.
  • North Florida Coed Wins Second Amendment Victory

    12/13/2013 4:33:54 PM PST · by raptor22 · 20 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 13, 2013 | IBD Editorials
    Second Amendment: A Florida appeals court rules that colleges can't ban students from having guns on campus for self-protection, bringing us one step closer to the day schools are predator-free, not-gun-free zones. Alexandria Lainez won't be able to carry her firearm around campus in her purse or book bag, but she can keep it in her car parked on campus, available for self-protection, or in case a madman decides to shoot up the University of North Florida. Florida's 1st Court of Appeals ruled that the school was violating a 2011 state law that pre-empted the regulation of guns by local...
  • OUT & ABOUT: My Part In The Knockout Game

    12/05/2013 9:46:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Philadelphia Public Record ^ | December 5, 2013 | Denise Clay
    At just about every place I’ve ever worked, there’s been one feature in my office that has always stood out. That feature is a bucket of baseball bats. I have been collecting miniature baseball bats from major- and minor-league baseball parks since the mid-1990s. At first, it was because these bats, which range in price from $3 to $12, are the cheapest things you can get as souvenirs at the ballpark. But after a while, I started collecting them because they inadvertently sent a message. That message: Leave me alone, and I’ll leave you alone. Granted, I’ve never hit anyone...
  • How a ‘tiny’ flight attendant wrestled a gun from a hijacker’s hands and ....

    12/05/2013 5:24:59 PM PST · by canuck_conservative · 7 replies
    National Post [Canada] ^ | December 4, 2013 | Joe O'Connor
    ...“In that moment you become a whole new person,” the now 31-year-old says from the airlines’ offices in Enfield, just outside of Halifax. “You shut down and your survival instinct kicks in, and my thought was — how do we get all these people off the plane — and how do we survive this? “The whole time you are in the situation, in the moment, you are acting, but you are also thinking: ‘I can’t believe this is happening.’.... On Thursday morning Nicole Foran will be presented with the Star of Courage — a medal recognizing acts of “conspicuous courage...
  • The Answer to ‘Knockout the Jew’: Karate Rabbi

    12/02/2013 1:13:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 12/02/2013 | Tibbi Singer -
    “I wore a yarmulke, and I was a target,” says ,” says Rabbi Sensei Gary Moskowitz, who is a Karate black belt. Rabbi Sensei Gary Moskowitz, 56, grew up in Soundview section of the Bronx and took up Karate to protect himself. As one of the few Jewish kids in the neighborhood, Gary was beaten up a lot. Now he’s reaching out to city Jews who are being targeted by the “Knockout the Jew” criminals. “I wore a yarmulke, and I was a target,” he told the NY Post. “I was once dragged up six stories to a rooftop by...
  • Woman (76) killed in shootout with attempted robbers (SC)

    12/01/2013 10:04:10 PM PST · by servo1969 · 12 replies ^ | 12-1-2013 | Sunday World
    A 76-year-old woman was killed in a shootout with attempted robbers outside her South Carolina home early on Saturday morning. “She fought. She was a fighter. She shot him,” the victim’s brother, Ronnie Lollis, told local news. Dorothy Hendrix returned home at about 1am when two armed men and one woman approached her attempting to rob her, coroner Greg Shore said. Hendrix pulled out a gun and fired at the suspects, and one of them returned fire, hitting her twice. One neighbour reported the gunshots to police. Hendrix, known as “Dot” to friends and family, managed to shoot one of...
  • Karate rabbi wants to train Jewish kids to combat ‘knockout’ thugs

    12/01/2013 2:57:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The New York Post ^ | December 1, 2013 | Michael Gartland
    He wants to pump Jew up! A cop-turned-rabbi is on a quest to toughen up city Jews being targeted by “knockout” thugs. “If Jewish kids started fighting back, they wouldn’t get picked on so much,” said Gary Moskowitz, a seventh-degree karate black belt. “I’m just trying to encourage the Jewish community to do that.” In the past two months, at least eight Jews, all in Brooklyn, have allegedly been attacked by punks playing the “knockout game,” in which bystanders are sucker-punched. As one of the few Jewish kids living in the Soundview section of The Bronx in the 1960s, Moskowitz,...
  • Teen fails at ‘Knockout Game’; gets shot by intended victim

    11/27/2013 1:24:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    News Fix Now ^ | November 27, 2013
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) LANSING, MI – A new trend for teens seems to be a big hit, but all for the wrong reasons. It’s being called the “Knockout Game”, where participants prey on a passerby usually by punching the unsuspecting person in the face in an attempt to knock them out! Thugs then post their greatest-hits online, where the violent game has gone viral. Knock’em out attacks have been reported in cities like Milwaukee, Chicago, St. Louis and now Lansing, Michigan where this time around, the game didn’t end well for 17-year-old “playa” Marvell Weaver. The teen tried to knockout a random...
  • Man charged after homeowner with gun thwarts break-in [Chicago]

    11/22/2013 9:55:51 AM PST · by Q-ManRN · 9 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | November 21, 2013 | Jordan Owen
    A man who allegedly broke into an Englewood home Wednesday and broke his leg trying to leave after the homeowner opened fire, has been charged with burglary, police said. But the 53-year-old homeowner fired shots at the intruders, striking one man in the buttocks, police said. The homeowner was not injured. Potts, of the 5300 block of South Wolcott Avenue, broke his leg trying to escape and was arrested on the scene, police said. He was being treated at Stroger Hospital. A 19-year-old man matching the description of the second burglar later showed up at Saint Bernard Hospital and Health...
  • Gun owner shoots, kills 2 armed robbers after they raise their weapons [PA]

    11/22/2013 4:28:20 AM PST · by expat1000 · 68 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/07/2013 | Faith Braverman
    William Medina, 24, and Robert DeCarr, 18, were armed and masked when they held up Krick’s Korner Market in Reading, Pa., Monday. WPVI-TV Channel 6 reports that the robbery happened a little after 2 p.m., and that the two gunmen harassed and pointed their weapons at the terrified employees before making their way to their getaway car, driven by 21-year-old Alexander Garcia-Bialek. The two men were loaded up with lottery tickets, cigarettes and cash, and as they exited the store, they were approached by an armed bystander who had been watching the robbery. He told them to stay where they...
  • Milwaukie woman pulls gun on intruder

    11/19/2013 1:17:28 PM PST · by Q-ManRN · 1 replies News Channel 8 Portland ^ | November 18, 2013 | Staff
    MILWAUKIE, Ore. -- An intruder in Milwaukie tried to break into a home after he had already walked into two other apartments and had a gun pulled on him Friday night. In one, he followed Crystal McKinney upstairs and inside. She knew something wasn't right. "I backed up and I said 'What are you doing?'" McKinney said. "He said, 'Do you want to meet God?' I went to my room and got my gun. I said get out or I will shoot you." She said the man turned to leave, so she followed him, shut the door, and called 911....
  • Sybrina Fulton to speak at Harvard Law (Trayvon's birth mother)

    11/18/2013 10:23:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    BOSTON, Mass. (AP) - The mother of Trayvon Martin will speak at Harvard Law School about changing "stand your ground" self-defense laws. Sybrina Fulton will be joined by her attorney, Benjamin Crump, at Monday's event. Fulton's 17-year-old son was shot in central Florida in 2012 by George Zimmerman, who was acquitted of second-degree murder in July....
  • Just Dial 911? The Myth of Police Protection

    11/17/2013 12:02:26 PM PST · by Q-ManRN · 43 replies
    The Freeman ^ | April 1, 2000 | Richard W. Stevens
    Underlying all “gun control” ideology is this one belief.” “Private citizens don’t need firearms because the police will protect them from crime.” That belief is both false and dangerous for two reasons. First, the police cannot and do not protect everyone from crime. Second, the government and the police in most localities owe no legal duty to protect individuals from criminal attack. When it comes to deterring crime and defending against criminals, individuals are ultimately responsible for themselves and their loved ones. Depending solely on police emergency response means relying on the telephone as the only defensive tool. Too often,...
  • Fred Meyer shooter Jerry Harryman sentenced to nearly 6 years (self defense now a crime in Oregon)

    11/14/2013 9:12:37 AM PST · by aimhigh · 45 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 11/13/2013 | Steve Mayes
    Sitting in a wheelchair and shaking, Jerry Harryman was sentenced Wednesday to almost six years in prison for shooting a man who punched him during a Fred Meyer checkout line scuffle. . . . Harryman, who did not testify at his trial, said he told Young that he was armed. It was a warning, not a threat, Harryman said. Young responded, "I don't give a (expletive). I'm gonna (expletive) you up," Harryman said. Harryman said he had seconds to deal with an unprovoked attack.
  • ‘Stand Your Ground’ and Warning Shots Survive Hearing (Florida, anti-gun forces lose again)

    11/08/2013 7:04:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Root ^ | November 8, 2013 | Stephen A. Crockett, Jr.
    Grace Miranda and other supporters of Trayvon Martin rally in front of Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s office to ask him to retract his support for the state’s “Stand your ground” gun law in April 2012. A panel of Florida lawmakers shot down a proposal to repeal the state's "Stand your ground" law but approved an amendment to allow immunity for those who fire a warning shot, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Nearly 300 people attended the vote to give their opinion on the controversial law that has been in the national spotlight and under intense scrutiny since the shooting of...
  • ‘Stand Your Ground’ And Halacha

    11/07/2013 2:50:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | November 7, 2013 | Rabbi J. Simcha Cohen
    Question: Can you “stand your ground” according to halacha as George Zimmerman allegedly did when he killed Trayvon Martin? Answer: According to halacha, if someone is running after you to kill you, that person is classified as a rodef and you may kill him. However, this is only the case if you have no other option. If wounding the rodef is sufficient to stop him, you may not kill him. If you do nonetheless, you are a murderer (see Rambam, Hilchot Rotzei’ach 1:6,7) The Mishnah L’Melech, however, takes a different position (see his comments to the Rambam’s Hilchot Chovail U’Mazik...
  • Don't go arming everyone

    11/06/2013 12:01:39 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | November 6, 2013 | The Editorial Board
    When new Police Chief Cecil Smith arrived in Sanford, Fla., in April, he suspended the city's neighborhood watch program — the one under whose auspices George Zimmerman had patrolled the streets until he fatally shot unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin. Now Smith is restarting the program, but the police department says it will exercise more control over volunteers, including doing background checks and asking them not to carry guns. "We just don't see the need for anybody to be armed," Smith told the Associated Press. Smith has chosen to ask the volunteers rather than order them, perhaps because Florida law allows...
  • 2 dead after robbing Reading store; no charges for shooter

    11/05/2013 8:56:43 AM PST · by ParityErr · 20 replies
    WPVI-TV Philadelphia, PA ^ | November 5, 2013 | Action News
    EADING, Pa. - November 4, 2013 (WPVI) -- Authorities in Berks County say two robbery suspects were shot and killed by a concerned citizen outside a Reading convenience store. "He was very brave, very brave. He could have ran away, he chose not to," Berks County District Attorney John Adams said. It was just after 2:00 p.m. when shots rang out outside Krick's Korner Market on the 1600 block of North 9th Street. Adams says cameras were rolling as the men, donning masks and armed with guns, entered the store and terrorized employees, pointing their weapons and making demands. More...
  • 'Three killed' in Norway bus hijack

    'Three killed' in Norway bus hijack Breaking news Three people have been killed in the hijacking of a bus in Norway, media reports say. The suspect, a man in his 50s of foreign origin, has been arrested, police told Norway's TV2 news channel. The man was said to have been armed with a knife. There were no immediate details of the number of injured. The attack - which was initially reported as a traffic accident - took place around 17:30 local time (GMT) in the central town of Ardal.
  • Exclusive: After Westgate, Interpol Chief Ponders “Armed Citizenry”

    10/22/2013 6:57:42 PM PDT · by DaveCooper · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | Oct. 21, 2013 | Josh Margolin
    Interpol Secretary General Ronald Noble said today the U.S. and the rest of the democratic world is at a security crossroads in the wake of last month’s deadly al-Shabab attack at a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya – and suggested an answer could be in arming civilians. In an exclusive interview with ABC News, Noble said there are really only two choices for protecting open societies from attacks like the one on Westgate mall where so-called “soft targets” are hit: either create secure perimeters around the locations or allow civilians to carry their own guns to protect themselves. [snip] In...
  • Arizona Concealed Carrier Stops Possible Mass Shooting by Shooting Man Armed With a Rifle

    10/21/2013 10:51:19 AM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 9 replies
    Guns Save ^ | October 21, 2013 | Dan Cannon
    This is a story of a mass shooting that might have been if not for the efforts of a concealed carrier. However, don’t expect to see this story on the national news since there were no fatalities. Several guests, in their 20′s and 30′s were attending a party at a Glendale, AZ home when one of the guests, identified only as a 27 year old male, got into an altercation with several people at the home. The 27 year old was asked to leave, which he initially did. However, shortly thereafter, the 27 year old returned, this time armed with...