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  • 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 · 50 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...
  • 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...