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  • UKRAINE: Klitschko believes that Kiev must maximize the protection of bridges

    07/11/2014 6:20:19 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 1 replies
    Klitschko: "Protection of bridges is of particular importance" / UNIAN photo Mayor noted that territorial defense is to strengthen the protection of strategic facilities in the capital, in particular the protection of bridges and highways. Kyiv Mayor Vitaly Klitschko finds it necessary to strengthen the protection of bridges and highways in the city. According to the press service of the mayor, he said this during a meeting with military commissar Kyiv Colonel Vladimir Kydonem. Klitschko said that territorial defense is to strengthen the protection of strategic facilities in the capital, in particular the protection of bridges and highways. "Protection...
  • Kenner woman who shot estranged husband was hysterical, apologetic as police arrived

    07/08/2014 4:57:48 PM PDT · by BBell · 37 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | July 08, 2014 | Michelle Hunter
    When Kenner Police entered the front door at 2409 Kentucky Ave. early Tuesday morning, they found Melissa Desilva hysterically crying as she bent over the body of her estranged husband, Lyndell Desilva, who lay in the hallway of the home they once shared, dying of gunshot wounds. Melissa Desilva, 34, was apologetic as she tried to render aid. "She said she didn't mean for this to happen," said Sgt. Brian McGregor, spokesman for the Kenner Police.Paramedics transported Lyndell Desilva, 38, to Interim LSU Hospital in New Orleans where doctors pronounced him dead a short time later. As investigators spent the...
  • Wheelchair-Bound Man Kills Home Invader

    07/05/2014 1:32:12 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 5 2014 | Chuck Ross
    A South Carolina homeowner would have been at a distinct disadvantage to a man who invaded his home early Thursday. Orlandous Brown, 33, suffers from cerebral palsy and is confined to a wheelchair. But the Easley, S.C. man had a gun and used it to defend himself against 26 year-old Atlanta native Darin Lowe, according to The Greenville News. Both exchanged gunfire in Brown’s living room. The wheelchair-bound man prevailed, however, shooting Lowe several times, killing him. Brown was shot as well but suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Latisha Vernon, a friend of Brown’s, and her 17 year-old daughter were in the...
  • New Orleans police seek 'person of interest' in eastern New Orleans shootout

    07/05/2014 11:48:07 AM PDT · by BBell
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | July 04, 2014 at 11:07 PM | Danielle Dreilinger
    Police are seeking to question Eric Youngblood, 26, about an eastern New Orleans shootout and attempted home invasion. Youngblood is not wanted for a crime but "may possess important information relating to the investigation," officials said Friday. The two suspects in the incident, Aranton Johnson, 26, and Brandon Tucker, 25, are at large and wanted for attempted murder.
  • Store Owner Who Killed Alleged Robber Says Police Training, "Guardian Angel" Saved Her

    06/24/2014 3:07:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NBC Philadelphia ^ | Tuesday, Jun 24, 2014 | David Chang
    Sharon Doyle may be petite but the 46-year-old store owner is anything but defenseless, as one alleged robber learned on Monday. Police say the unidentified 47-year-old man likely believed Doyle was an easy target when he entered the Stan's Health Foods Store on the 7100 block of Frankford Avenue shortly after 5 p.m. But little did he know, there's more to Doyle than meets the eye. "She was a Philadelphia Police officer and she also was in the Secret Service," said Doyle's mother, Rita Perrell. Investigators say Doyle's law enforcement training was put to the test as the man held...
  • Deadly break-in at Arizona church puts spotlight on issue of clergy possessing weapons

    06/17/2014 7:39:28 PM PDT · by Foundahardheadedwoman · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 17, 2014 | Staff
    PHOENIX – A deadly burglary at an Arizona church is raising questions about the wisdom of clergy possessing weapons, no matter how dangerous their mission.
  • Two Men Use Girl As Human Shield — Until Her Father Guns Them Down

    06/11/2014 1:28:40 PM PDT · by Foundahardheadedwoman · 17 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch. ^ | 06/10/2014 | Chuck Ross
    A St. Louis couple is likely thankful to have guns in their home after they were forced to use them to defend their daughter against two men Monday night. The men, one of whom had an extensive rap sheet, confronted the couples’ 17-year-old daughter after she stepped outside of the house to go to her car, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
  • Two Men Use Girl As Human Shield — Until Her Father Guns Them Down

    06/11/2014 2:44:38 AM PDT · by grundle · 48 replies
    Daily Caller/yahoo.com ^ | June 11, 2014
    A St. Louis couple is likely thankful to have guns in their home after they were forced to use them to defend their daughter against two men Monday night. The men, one of whom had an extensive rap sheet, confronted the couples’ 17 year-old daughter after she stepped outside of the house to go to her car, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Cortez McClinton, 33, and Terrell Johnson, 31, held a gun to the girl’s head and used her as a shield as they entered the family home, where a five-year old child was also present. The girl’s father and...
  • Feminists Freak Out Over Miss Nevada Suggestion Women Learn Self Defense to Avoid Rape

    06/09/2014 7:11:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 76 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/9/2014 | Katie Pavlich
    “I believe that some colleges may potentially be afraid of having a bad reputation and that would be a reason it could be swept under the rug, because they don’t want that to come out into the public,”Nia Sanchez said. “But I think more awareness is very important so women can learn how to protect themselves. Myself, as a fourth-degree black belt, I learned from a young age that you need to be confident and be able to defend yourself. And I think that’s something that we should start to really implement for a lot of women.”
  • [Video] Why I Carry: Mountain Biker Robbed at Gunpoint on Trail, Captures Whole Thing on GoPro

    06/05/2014 6:22:07 AM PDT · by HammerT · 90 replies
    Guns Save Lives ^ | June 4 2014 | Dan Cannon
    Here is the video description, MTB ride on Saturday 31st May 2014 from Ongegund, last few km’s before end of session. Armed gunman and 2 others stopped myself and took cellphone, car keys, oakleys and bike. Fortunately they did not have a clue what a GOPRO was and this is the evidence that will assist in their procecution! While this incident ended up OK for the victim (well, he wasn’t shot anyway), this could have gone bad very quickly and he would have had no way to defend himself. MTB Gunpoint Robbery in Somerset Westhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=ECs8ZrmH8D8 UPDATE: According to one international...
  • More firearm stories that will never make the national news

    06/03/2014 10:38:13 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/3/14 | Doug Book
    Each year there are countless defensive firearm uses in the U.S. and few if ANY will be reported by the “mainstream” media. For when an average citizen uses a gun to defend life, liberty or property, the firearm becomes indispensable and its owner, often a hero. And that is not a story which fits the media meme that guns are either useless or dangerous when not in the hands of law enforcement. But a disapproving media aside, things like these DO happen: 1.) A week ago, a Fort Wayne, Indiana homeowner answered a knock at the front door only to...
  • Should You Threaten the Use of Deadly Force and Fire Warning Shots?

    05/31/2014 9:23:36 AM PDT · by FlashBack · 54 replies
    USA Carry ^ | May 21, 2014 | Col (Dr) Benjamin Findley
    Should you fire a warning shot when confronted by an attacker? In some states it is legal to fire a warning shot and in others it is not. For example, California Penal Code 246.3 (negligent discharge of firearms) prohibits firing a gun in a grossly negligent manner, like a warning shot. As a felony conviction, it provides for up to 3 years in prison and a maximum of $10,000 fine. It is also a felony in New Hampshire, Tennessee, and several other states to fire a warning shot with similar penalties, if you are not justified. A friend in North...
  • 2 ‘Huge’ Men Allegedly Cornered Her in Theater Confrontation. Say - Big Mistake Is Understatement

    05/23/2014 7:15:36 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 76 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 22, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    Two ‘Huge’ Men Allegedly Cornered Her During a Theater Confrontation — To Say It Was a Big Mistake Is an Understatement May. 22, 2014 11:15pm Jason Howerton UFC Women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, who is also set to star in an upcoming movie based on Brad Thor’s book “Athena Project,” once beat up two “huge” men so badly that they went to the police and filed charges, UFC President Dana White said. “Listen, this is a true story. [Ronda] got into a street fight with two huge guys in a movie theatre. She hurt them both so bad they went...
  • Woman pulls handgun on would-be robber

    "FORT DODGE, Iowa —A man who tried to take money from a Fort Dodge textbook store didn’t get a single dime Wednesday after an employee pulled a handgun on the would-be thief.#
  • NC Restaurant With "No Weapons" Sign Robbed at Gunpoint

    05/21/2014 10:54:02 PM PDT · by kingattax · 64 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 21, 2014 | Christine Rousselle
    North Carolina restaurant The Pit was robbed at gunpoint on Sunday. Normally, local crime stories like this wouldn't merit a Townhall post, but this one is different: The Pit has a "no weapons" sign displayed prominently on its door declaring the restaurant a gun-free zone, and bans patrons from carrying concealed weapons. Authorities said just before 9 p.m. Sunday, three men wearing hoodies entered the restaurant through the back doors with pistols, and forced several staff members to lie on the floor. The bandits assaulted two employees during the crime, but they were not seriously injured. What groups like Everytown...
  • Man is Punching People on Houston Metro Rail Platform

    05/20/2014 11:23:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    KBXX-FM ^ | May 20, 2014 | Maria Todd
    Houston METRO police need your help apprehending a man who is punching people on a rail platform. According to surveillance video, a man walked up to a passenger who had just exited a train onto the platform at Main Street near Preston downtown and punched him in the face. The video then shows the same man punching another man as he gets onto the train from the same platform. METRO Police Chief Victor Rodriguez says he doesn’t think the attacks are related to the so-called “knockout game.” “A review of the tape does not indicate that anybody else is involved,”...
  • Hailey Murder Suspect: 'I Killed a Man in Self Defense'

    05/18/2014 9:14:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    A Hailey man charged with second-degree murder in the death of a man who has been missing since January told police he killed 47-year-old Steven Romanchuk in self-defense, according to court records. Keith Eric Blankenship, 49, was arrested Wednesday after voluntarily going to the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office. Police reported finding human remains in Blankenship’s backyard Thursday. Deputies’ report gives this account: Romanchuk’s wife, Lauraine Phillips, reported her husband missing Jan. 15. In the report, she said her husband lent $40 to a neighbor whom he later confronted over the principle of the money. The next day, police spoke to...
  • CMPD: Homeowner shoots, kills would-be robber (Charlotte, NC)

    05/13/2014 8:13:38 AM PDT · by csvset · 16 replies
    WSOC ^ | May 13, 2014 | Stephanie Coueignoux
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are investigating after they said a robbery suspect was shot and killed by the man he was trying to rob Monday night in northwest Charlotte. Officers told Channel 9 that around 9 p.m. they received an armed robbery call in the 1100 block of Jordans Pond Lane. When police arrived, the robbery victim told them that while he was outside his house, a man with a gun -- who police have identified as 22-year-old Darlanski Sherrill -- approached him and forced him into his house and demanded money from him. Officers said that during the...
  • Mexico to legalize vigilantes fighting drug cartel

    05/09/2014 9:43:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 10, 2014 12:02 AM EDT | Alberto Arce
    Mexico’s government plans on Saturday to begin demobilizing a vigilante movement of assault rifle-wielding ranchers and farmers that formed in the western state of Michoacan and succeeded in largely expelling the Knights Templar cartel when state and local authorities couldn’t. The ceremony in the town of Tepalcatepec, where the movement began in February 2013, will involve the registration of thousands of guns by the federal government and an agreement that the so-called “self-defense” groups will either join a new official rural police force or return to their normal lives and acts as voluntary reserves when called on. The government will...
  • Detroit woman wounded in shootout with would-be robbers

    05/06/2014 3:56:54 PM PDT · by csvset · 22 replies
    WDIV ^ | 6 May 2014 | Roger Weber,
    Paris Ainsworth says if not for her concealed weapons permit, she'd be dead.DETROIT - Her siblings now jokingly call her Rambo. However, Paris Ainsworth easily could have been killed. Her attackers shot her four times, but she had eight bullets for them. "If I wouldn't have had my gun I would be dead today," she said. It was late Saturday night when she arrived home after working a double shift. She saw two men moving closer to her as she was about to get out of her car. Before she got out, she put her .45 caliber handgun in her...
  • She Got a Gun and Concealed Carry Permit Last Year and Never Needed to Use Them… Until She Did

    05/01/2014 4:33:35 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 26 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May. 1, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    A 50-year-old Detroit woman shot an intruder early Tuesday morning after he tried to break into her home with a crowbar. Now she’s very thankful she decided to take advantage of her Second Amendment rights last year. Getty Images The woman reportedly bought a handgun and received her concealed carry permit last year on the advice of her brother. She hoped she would never need to use it, but figured it was good to be prepared. That attitude just may have saved her life. The woman’s family told WDIV-TV that a man tried to break into the home at around...
  • Tevlin: A Bright Line Between Murder and Self-Defense in Little Falls

    04/29/2014 8:36:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | April 29, 2014 | Jon Tevlin
    “This case is big. This is Minnesota’s Trayvon Martin case,” prosecutor Pete Orput said before the Byron Smith murder trial. Except it never really was. Unlike the Florida case that became a lightning rod on race and the boundaries of self-defense, the Smith case got national attention but never gained the traction some predicted among gun proponents. Joe Olson thinks he knows why. Olson is as big of a gun advocate as you will find. The Hamline University law professor has worked on behalf of gun owners at the Capitol for 25 years and written book chapters on self-defense. Olson...
  • Woman shot dead by 2 burglars after recording their crimes on cell phone' (Reverse Trayvons)

    04/28/2014 4:52:06 PM PDT · by equalator · 38 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 4-24-2014 | James Nye
    The two men allegedly fired shots at true-crime enthusiast Salamon, after a heated argument over her cellphone and then made their getaway, leaving the dog-lover fatally wounded. The two men are well known to police said Sgt. Gantt and both belonged to a local gang he said. Sgt. Gantt said that Salamon, who had advocated her neighborhood hiring a private security firm only days before the shooting, was a 'brave lady.'
  • Ariz. bill allowing ranchers to kill wolves also vetoed

    04/25/2014 7:54:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 38 replies
    Arizona Daily Sun, ^ | April 23, 2014
    Gov. Jan Brewer will not give ranchers and their employees permission to kill endangered Mexican gray wolves on federal lands. The measure vetoed Tuesday was crafted by Sen. Gail Griffin, R-Hereford. She has been a vocal foe of the program by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reintroduce the wolves into sections of Arizona and New Mexico, saying they are endangering not only cattle but also pets and children. SB1211 would have spelled out that ranchers could “take” a wolf — legalese for killing — that was killing, wounding or biting livestock. It also would have legalized a guard...
  • Liberal Crime Victim Asks Left-Wing NY Village Voice Columnist ... Should I Buy a Gun?

    04/24/2014 8:14:15 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 52 replies
    Village Voice ^ | Wednesday, Apr 23 2014 | Andrew W.K.
    Ask Andrew W.K.: Should I Buy a Gun? Dear Andrew, I’ve always been a staunch opponent of guns, but my home has been broken into twice in the last six weeks. Now I’m think- ing about purchasing a gun to protect my family and home. My wife is very much against this idea, and we fight about it of- ten. I completely understand where she’s coming from, as her views on the dangers of owning a gun used to be my own. What do you think? Should I get a gun? One Shot Dear One Shot, Guns are intense. They...
  • US to send combat troops to Poland

    04/19/2014 11:24:30 AM PDT · by neverdem · 59 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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 Trend.com ^ | 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
    .tampabay.com ^ | 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
    wdsu.com ^ | 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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 --(Ammoland.com)-  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...