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  • Legally Armed Teachers Explain Why They Carry Guns in Their Schools ( Colorado )

    07/10/2018 3:58:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | July 8, 2018 | Stephen Gutowski
    'Why do teachers have to die protecting their students? Why can't we live protecting our students?' In the weeks and months since the school shootings in Parkland, Florida, and Santa Fe, Texas, the debate over whether teachers should be able to carry firearms in schools has received a great deal of attention. A number of states have allowed teachers to carry firearms in schools for years and provide some insight into how such programs work in practice and what motivates teachers who want to be armed. In Colorado, local school districts have the authority to but are not required to...
  • Using a gun for self defense is real female empowerment in action, and I invite liberals to explain

    07/09/2018 9:36:23 AM PDT · by grundle · 11 replies
    wordpress ^ | July 9, 2018 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    I’ve posted this meme before – it’s one of my favorites. (I would give credit to the person who created it, but I don’t know who that is.) This article from Fox News descrbes a real life example of the meme in action. You can even see it in the security video at the link (which can’t be embedded here.)And please note that the trigger was never pulled. Just showing the gun was enough to scare the bad guy away.In the video, the guy is clearly pissed off that the woman had a gun.This is real female empowerment in action,...
  • NPR, Gabby Giffords Gun Control Group: Self-Defense Gun Usage a Myth

    07/08/2018 12:06:16 PM PDT · by rktman · 87 replies ^ | 7/7/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    On July 6, Gabby Giffords’ gun control group retweeted NPR criticism of the “good guy with a gun” scenario and described claims of armed citizens defending themselves as a “myth.” Giffords’ group minced no words: Giffords ✔ @GiffordsCourage The “good guy with a gun” narrative is a myth meant to scare people into buying guns for self-defense. The truth? People rarely use guns for self-defense. Read more: …
  • George Webb employee seriously injured after attack from man who went behind counter

    07/06/2018 9:41:02 PM PDT · by BBell · 23 replies
    MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee police are looking for the man who went behind the counter of a south side George Webb Restaurant and punched an employee in the face. It happened Friday, June 29 -- just after 1 a.m. at the restaurant near S. 21st and Mitchell. Police say the woman was seriously injured and was transported to an area hospital. Police say they are now searching for a known suspect. Milwaukee Alderman Bob Donovan sent the surveillance video to WTMJ sister station TODAY'S TMJ4 -- and hopes the public can help the Milwaukee Police Department locate the suspect as soon...
  • Training as a Teacher to Carry a Firearm in School (FASTER: Colorado )

    07/06/2018 5:24:48 AM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 5, 2018 | Stephen Gutowski
    FASTER Colorado's active shooter training for teachers. Last week I went through the training many of the teachers who are authorized to carry a gun in Colorado schools go through. In the wake of the devastating school shootings in Parkland, Fla., and Santa Fe, Tex., many different solutions have been proposed for how to stop or at least curb the violence inflicted by active shooters. Among the most prominent solutionsthanks in large part to President Trump's advocacyis arming teachers. Most, however, don't understand how arming teachers works in person or that a number of states already allow certain teachers to...
  • Texas mom shoots man trying to take car with her kids inside at gas station

    07/05/2018 9:00:17 PM PDT · by wmileo · 28 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | July 5, 2018 | Katherine Lam
    A Texas mother said she didnt think twice about shooting a would-be carjacker when the man jumped into her vehicle at a Dallas gas station while her two sons were in the backseat. Michelle Booker-Hicks was at the Shell station along Interstate 35 around 10 p.m. Wednesday when Ricky Wright, 36, attempted to steal her vehicle while she was paying her gas bill, police said. Booker-Hicks told FOX4 Dallas her two sons, ages 2 and 4, were sitting in the backseat at the time. I proceeded to jump in my backseat and told the gentleman to stop, to get out...
  • The Capital Gazette Heroine

    07/05/2018 11:39:36 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 16 replies
    WSJ ^ | 4 July 2018 | Stephen Hunter
    Wendi Winters, 65, mother of four, formerly of the New York fashion industry PR world, was a community reporter for the Capital Gazette, where she chronicled the comings and goings of regular people. No glamour there: She practiced the journalism of the cafeteria, the Brownie troop, the trip to the dry cleaners. Thats no way to get on MSNBC. She had but one weaponher body. She threw it at the man with the gun. I heard her shout, No! a witness said. There was anger in her voice. Further reports confirm the scenario. She was found in the aisle,...
  • 92 year old woman woman accused of fatally shooting son over plans to put her in assisted living

    07/04/2018 9:29:48 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 58 replies
    WABC ^ | July 4, 2018
    PHOENIX, Arizona -- A 92-year-old woman is charged with murder after deputies say she fatally shot her own son because she thought he wanted to move her to an assisted living facility. The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says Anna Mae Blessing had lived with her 72-year-old son Thomas and his girlfriend at the girlfriend's condo for the last six months. Court records show she believed her son and his girlfriend were talking about putting her in the facility because she had become "difficult to deal with." According to detectives, Blessing hid two handguns in the pockets of her robe and...
  • Catholic Judges in Capital Cases [Information in re. Amy Coney Barrett]

    07/03/2018 2:29:31 AM PDT · by familyop · 11 replies
    Marquette Law Review, Notre Dame Law School ^ | 1998 | Amy Coney Barrett, John H. Garvey
    Catholic Judges in Capital Cases Amy Coney Barrett, Notre Dame Law School John H. Garvey Document Type Article Publication Date 1998 Publication Information 81 Marq. L. Rev. 303 (1997-1998) Abstract The Catholic Church's opposition to the death penalty places Catholic judges in a moral and legal bind. While these judges are obliged by oath, professional commitment, and the demands of citizenship to enforce the death penalty, they are also obliged to adhere to their church's teaching on moral matters. Although the legal system has a solution for this dilemma by allowing the recusal of judges whose convictions keep them from...
  • Mob Violence and Gun Ownership

    06/27/2018 10:57:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies ^ | 6/27/2018 | Jeff Brown
    Nothing would please the political left more than a law-abiding gun-owner who used a legal firearm to defend himself or his family from "peaceful protesters," or "political activists," or whatever they will call the fascists who attacked him. What better way to achieve this outcome than to grant the power to average citizens to organize angry, screaming, violent mobs to effect a "moral" purge of the individual holdouts of a constitutional nation built on individual liberty? Should this come to pass, and it will, the left will ensure that the roles are reversed, and the violence will have been perpetrated...
  • Off-Duty Security Guard Found Not Guilty After 1.5 Years in Jail

    06/21/2018 10:11:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 32 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 12 June, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On 16 November 2016, an off-duty security guard, Melvin Stephens, shot and killed a man who charged at him up stairs at his apartment complex. The incident occurred in Austin, Texas. The two had been in a confrontation earlier. The man killed, Dedric Earl, had scissors that were discovered at the scene. Stephens called 911 to report the shooting. Stephens was arrested and jailed because of statements he made to police. Bail was set at $125,000. It was more than Stephens could raise or afford. He spent over one and a half years in jail, from November 2016, to...
  • PAC backing Johnston for governor gets another $1M from Bloomberg ( enemy action in Colorado )

    06/20/2018 6:56:03 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Colorado Politics ^ | June 19, 2018 | Marianne Goodland
    A political action committee backing former state Sen. Michael Johnston of Denver for the Democratic nod for governor has received another $1 million dollars from Michael Bloomberg, bringing the wealthy former New York mayors total donations to the committee to $2 million. ... The $1 million contribution was the largest that any campaign committee received in the most recent reporting period from May 31 to June 13, according to the secretary of states offices TRACER campaign finance system. Second on the list: another $750,000 from fellow Democrat U.S. Rep. Jared Polis of Boulder to his gubernatorial campaign, bringing his total...
  • AK-47 Used in Self Defense

    06/10/2018 4:56:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 June, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Sport Utility Rifles are very effective as home defense tools. They are easy to use, have sufficient power, and the magazine capacity to handle multiple assailants with standard capacity, commonly available magazines. In this story from Memphis, Tennessee, a homeowner got into a gunfight with two armed burglars. From "I see my house being ransackedand the dog was still going hysterical in the cage," he said. "When he saw me he notified the other individual that was with him, 'hey, they are here.'" That's the moment he said when the suspected burglars pulled out guns, but he was...
  • Accusation of "Conflict of Interest" Backfires in NAU Self Defense Trial

    06/07/2018 4:16:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 June, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Almost three years ago, Steven Jones, an 18-Year-Old freshman at the Northern Arizona University at Flagstaff, and his two friends, were attacked by a drunken mob of fraternity members. One fraternity member ran up to Jones and sucker punched him. Jones friends were down on the ground defending themselves. The fraternity members chased him. Jones ran to his car and retrieved a legally owned and transported Glock pistol. One drunk fraternity member came at him and he fired, killing that member and wounding two others. According to evidence presented at the first trial, there is little dispute about those...
  • Tennessee man shoots, kills would-be burglars at his home, police say

    06/03/2018 12:47:11 PM PDT · by libstripper · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 3, 2018 | Katherine Lam
    A Tennessee man grabbed his gun and opened fire on two burglary suspects who broke into his home Friday night, killing both of them, police said.
  • Wyoming Opens Season on Grizzly Bears, Numerous Problem Bears in State

    06/02/2018 6:20:02 AM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 June, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    In the fall of 2018, the first legal, scheduled grizzly bear hunt managed by a state government, will be held by Wyoming. Much of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) is in the state of Wyoming. Grizzly bear-human conflicts have escalated with the expanding grizzly bear population. In 2017, of the 56 known and probable deaths of grizzly bears in the GYE, most were caused when bears attacked people or were destroying property. From Names will be drawn until 10 hunters have paid for their licenses and certified they've taken a firearms safety course. Each license will be valid...
  • Little Caesars employee shoots, kills attacker wearing clown mask, police say

    05/28/2018 8:19:16 AM PDT · by BBell · 33 replies ^ | 5/28/18 | Katherine Lam
    A Little Caesars employee in Florida took matters into his own hands Saturday night when he shot and killed a scissors-wielding attacker who was wearing a clown mask, police said. Police responded to the pizza shop in Holly Hill around 11:50 p.m. after receiving 911 calls about shots fired at the location. When they arrived, they found the alleged attacker laying in the parking lot with a clown mask and scissors on the ground. The suspect was taken to the hospital, where he later died.Little Caesars employee Heriberto Feliciano, 28, later told police he was closing up the restaurant around...
  • Ohio Self Defense Reform Bill Passes House Committee

    05/26/2018 2:52:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 24 May, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Ohio bill HB 228 has passed out of the House Federalism and Interstate Relations Committe on a seven to three vote. The vote was along party lines, with seven Republicans voting for the bill and the three Democrats voting against the bill.The Ohio legislature is looking to reform Ohio law on self-defense. Currently, Ohio appears to be the only state where the burden of proof in a self-defense case rests with the defender. When a person claims self-defense in Ohio, the defender has to prove that they acted in self-defense. In nearly every other state, the burden of proof...
  • 2 Shot At Louie's On Lake Hefner; Suspect Killed By Armed Citizen

    05/24/2018 10:52:13 PM PDT · by BBell · 14 replies ^ | 5/24/18 | BRIAUNA BROWN
    OKLAHOMA CITY - A mother and daughter were shot Thursday night at a popular restaurant on Lake Hefner in northwest Oklahoma City, police said. The shooting occurred at Louies Grill & Bar at 9401 Lake Hefner Parkway around 6:30 p.m. According to Captain Bo Mathews with the Oklahoma City Police Department, the suspect described as an 18 to 20-year-old white male entered the restaurant and opened fire.A mother and daughter celebrating a birthday were the shooting victims. They were both transported to OU Medical Center. News 9 has learned that the victims are Natalie Will and her daughter, Niah. Police...
  • Florida woman says she 'went blank' when fighting off gun-wielding intruders

    05/15/2018 3:24:21 PM PDT · by BBell · 22 replies ^ | 5/15/18 | KARMA ALLEN
    A Florida woman says she "went blank" when she decided to fight off a pair of home intruders who were armed with an assault rifle. The woman, who asked not to be identified by her real name, said she was thinking of her family's safety when two men, one with an AK-47 assault riffle, stormed into her home in Altamonte Springs, Florida, on Saturday and tried to rob her. "I went blank. I had no feeling. I wasn't scared. I wasn't brave. I was just -- it's go time. Do or die," the woman told Orlando ABC affiliate WFTV on...