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  • Yoga Instructor uses Taurus .38 to Kill 2 of 4 Home Invaders

    12/03/2016 12:14:54 PM PST · by marktwain · 125 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On Friday night, 25 November, 2016, the well known and successful yoga instructor Hari Nam Kaur Khalsa, was assaulted by two robbers in her bedroom. Her home and school are 20 miles north of Santiago, Chile.  The robbers were half of a gang of four that invaded her home and school. She, her partner, and two students were in the house when the night time invasion occurred. Khalsa was born in Texas. From dallasnews.com: Officials said a pair of the robbers found the yoga instructor in her bedroom. Despite them hitting her in the head with a gun and...
  • Ronald Gasser did not stand over Joe McKnight when he shot him, JPSO, coroner say

    12/02/2016 4:30:24 PM PST · by BBell · 47 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 12/2/16 | Jonathan Bullington, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    Ballistic evidence and autopsy results show Ronald Gasser, the man authorities say admitted to fatally shooting Joe McKnight, did not fire on the former NFL player while standing over him, Jefferson Parish authorities said. "The wounds are not consistent with being shot from above while on the ground," Jefferson Parish Coroner Dr. Gerry Cvitanovich said, as he discussed McKnight's autopsy during a press conference Friday (Dec. 2). The information contradicts a witness account given at the scene of McKnight's death Thursday at a Terrytown intersection. The witness had said she saw Gasser shoot McKnight twice, then stand on top of...
  • Take the "Throat Cut Challenge"

    12/02/2016 12:06:17 PM PST · by w1n1 · 6 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 12/2/2016 | J Hines
    You read it right! Come to a Fred Mastro seminar and take the Funker Tactical Challenge: Block a throat cut attempt and your seminar is free! Some folks took them up on that and well…see for yourself! It’s done with a plastic knife, for safety purpose. Funker Tactical sponsored Fred Mastro seminar by providing this “Throat Cut Challenge”. The result is pretty fun to watch and can only speculate that Funker Tactical and Mastro got the idea for this challenge from the late "Bruce Lee". Bruce Lee in his younger days before making it big in Hollywood. Used to attend...
  • 3 charged after employee shoots 2 robbers at North Side store

    11/30/2016 11:28:17 AM PST · by NorthMountain · 21 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 11/29/2016, 08:18am | N/A
    Three men have been charged after two of them were shot by the employee of the store they tried to rob Sunday night in West Rogers Park, according to Chicago Police. Stephon Kinchen, 18; Anthony Simpkins-McDonald, 21; and Neil Thomas, 24, each face two felony counts of attempted robbery armed with a firearm, police said. About 9:45 p.m., they tried to hold up the store in the 7400 block of North Western when a male employee with a valid concealed carry license opened fire, hitting two of them before they ran away, police said. They were arrested nearby.
  • GA: Employee Uses Tactical Judgment, Shoots Armed Robber

    11/26/2016 3:41:09 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from 11alive.com On November 21, 2016, in Atlanta, Georgia, an armed robber attempted to victimize a Dollar store. Attempted is the operative word. The suspect did not succeed. He was wounded twice for his efforts, then he was arrested. He is lucky to have survived. From 11alive.com: Atlanta Police say the man walked into the store around 9:55 p.m., pulled a gun and demanded the contents of the store’s cash register. As the robber was leaving the store with the cash register itself, an Atlanta Police spokesman said one of the store’s employees pulled a personal handgun and...
  • REVEALED: Pentagon Quietly Tells Servicemen They Can Arm Themselves After Trump Win

    11/24/2016 9:12:06 AM PST · by Bringbackthedraft · 21 replies
    The Department of Defense released an official directive last week to allow U.S. military personnel to request permission to carry concealed handguns for protection at government facilities. The directive came in response to a series of deadly shootings at military sites in recent years. Domestic military bases need no longer be “gun-free zones,” a change the department has been working on for several years.
  • Fatal Shooting; Expired Permit; no Charges

    11/22/2016 11:43:05 AM PST · by marktwain · 56 replies
    ammoland ^ | 18 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On Wednesday, 16 November, 2016, two brothers decided to rob a Bucks County pizza shop in Levitown, Pennsylvania. It was just after 10 p.m. The shop had closed only moments before, but there was one customer left inside.During the robbery, one of the brothers, Shawn Rose, pistol whipped the customer on the forehead.  The customer dropped to one knee. In a fluid and rapidly changing situation, it is very hard for perpetrators to keep track of all the actors. It only takes a momentary lapse to give a victim a chance to strike back.Rose looked away. The customer drew...
  • GA: Gunfight with an AK Pistol Clone in Atlanta

    11/22/2016 3:49:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On Sunday, 21 August, 2016, at a little after 8 p.m., at a Texaco gas station in Atlanta, a gunfight erupted.  Most of it was caught on video. A hat tip to Beardedrambler at TTAG.  He pointed me toward the video. The videos show a sequence of events where the driver of the black Charger is threatened by a man who flashes a pistol. The driver retrieves an AK 47 clone of a pistol and drives off the pistol flasher, who he says offered to sell him some "weed". The video was posted online on 22 August.  Two days...
  • What to Make of the New Study of Florida’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law

    11/16/2016 8:50:06 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/16/16 | Andrew Branca
    First, the paper conflates “homicide” and “murder,” and thus cannot result in valid findings with respect to “murder” in particular or with public safety in general. Second, the study contrasts Florida’s Stand Your Ground law with a set of four purportedly non–Stand Your Ground states. One of the four states in the control set, however, routinely applies Stand Your Ground doctrine in much the same manner as does Florida. This failure of methodology substantively invalidates the paper’s findings, and should have been identified in peer review long before publication in JAMA. (The widespread defects in the peer-review process of even,...
  • Armed Bystander Guns Down Criminal Suspect Attacking Cop

    11/15/2016 8:07:54 AM PST · by bobsunshine · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 15, 2016 | Blake Neff
    A passerby carrying a concealed weapon shot and killed a criminal suspect who was attacking a sheriff’s deputy in Estero, Fla. Deputy Dean Bardes was pursuing a fleeing suspect in a 100 mph car chase down Interstate 75 when the suspect abruptly stopped, exited his car, and attacked Bardes after he did the same, acording to local WINK News. The suspect, whom the deputy says was armed, got the better of Bardes, who began crying for help. “The officer opened his door, and the guy got out and ran out and grabbed the officer out of his car and started...
  • Book Review: A Time to Kill (The Myth of Christian Pacifism)

    11/14/2016 1:31:25 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A Time to Kill  (The Myth of Christian Pacifism)  Greg Hopkins, paperback, 302 pages,  $19.95 I was an agnostic/practicing atheist for 40 years.  I have been an active Christian for a little over 4 years.  When Greg Hopkins approached me at the Gun Rights Policy conference in Tamp, Florida, two months ago, I welcomed the opportunity to read his book and write a review. I do not write book reviews unless I have actually read the book. Readers might be surprised to know that many reviews are written by authors, as a favor to people who the author wishes...
  • PA: Old man; Old.22 Handgun; Dead Career Criminal

    11/13/2016 4:29:49 AM PST · by marktwain · 94 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 Novemeber, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Franklin Schrout, pictured above, chose to invade one too many homes in his criminal career. It happend about 1:30 a.m. Friday, 4 November, 2016, in Allentown, PA.  Schrout broke into the home of an 81 year old man and his invalid sister. Strout was wearing all black and a skull mask. Shrout demanded money. The Homeowner said he did not have any in the house. Shrout and the 81 year old started fighting. On or in the nightstand was a .22 caliber handgun.  The home owner had never fired it. The handgun had been there for over 30 years....
  • Black men assault White man for voting Trump - Awful

    11/09/2016 9:55:54 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 53 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/9/2016 | Alex's Politically Incorrect Show
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  • MO: Gunfight Don't Mess with an Old Guy 73-Year-Old Kills 2

    11/09/2016 9:09:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 26 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Alley where bodies of robbery suspects found There is an old saying that has been worn out, warning criminals not to scare old men.  But clichés are there because they have a piece of reality embedded. An active 73-year-old retiree was well liked in the neighborhood.  He helped people out, and he spent considerable time in his garage, working on his truck.  Some young criminals, just getting into the most active part of their career, also noticed the truck and decided they wanted it. The retiree had been a victim of robbery attempts before.  Now he carried at home....
  • Interview Video of Chinese Woman who Repelled 3 Home Invaders in Atlanta

    11/08/2016 5:00:00 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    ammoland ^ | 2 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Just before 4 a.m. on 16 September, 2016, in Gwinnet County, Ga, a courageous Chinese immigrant drove off three home invaders.  It was all captured on surviellance video. The event went viral; not in the United States, but in China.  Chen Fengzu gave this interview to China Central Televison. From China Central Television 1 minute, 42 seconds.  Here are the captions: I didn’t have any choice, so I had to take out the gun I’d hid there. Then I loaded my pistol and walked out of my bedroom. I shot at the Invaders when I saw them. One of...
  • National Park Service: Discharging Firearms for Self Defense Illegal

    10/27/2016 12:37:56 PM PDT · by marktwain · 38 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from nbc29.com The National Park Service is giving bad legal advice to people who visit their web page and attempt to find out about firearms policy at various national parks.  For Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, they claim that firearms "cannot be used as a wildlife protection strategy". From nps.gov: Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park (such as visitor centers, government offices, etc.); those places are marked with signs at all public entrances. Firearms may not be discharged in this national park (except during legal hunting seasons) and can not be used as...
  • KS: This Woman is a Nightmare for Gun Haters

    10/26/2016 7:23:10 PM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Ashley Mundy is the gun haters worse nightmare.  She is a woman whose father encouraged her to obtain a concealed carry license.  She used her personal defensive handgun to defend herself and her child.  She shot a neighbor high on meth who had broken into her house and was disabling her security system.  He had a machete. Any woman who sees this news interview is likely to identify with this single mother who felt compelled to defend her child.  You can see the emotional connection being made with the interviewer.  You can feel the sincerity and intensity of Ashley's...
  • Mysterious Hero Cold-Cocks Mugger With Thermos At Bus Stop, Prosecutors Say

    10/13/2016 12:31:34 PM PDT · by NorthMountain · 49 replies
    dna-info Chicago ^ | October 12, 2016 5:19am | Erica Demarest
    COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — A mysterious good Samaritan came to the aid of a woman getting mugged at an Andersonville bus stop, cold-cocking the attacker with a Thermos and leaving him on the ground for police to clean up, authorities said. But authorities don't know who swung the Thermos: The good Samaritan took off before officers arrived, leaving a bus stop full of witnesses to tell the tale. According to his public defender, Lomeli has worked as a valet parker for the last 20 years. Cook County Judge Donald Panarese Jr. on Tuesday said Lomeli could be released on...
  • Armed Self Defense in Schoool: Student Who Stabbed Bully Not Guilty

    10/09/2016 5:12:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    ammoland ^ | 4 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On September 30, 2016, 18 year old, Donte Crawford, was found not guilty by reason of self defense in the death of another student, Ananias Jolley.  Crawford stabbed Jolley in a confrontation at school. The fight occurred on 24 November, 2015 at the Renaissance Academy in Baltimore. Jolley died a month later.Donte Crawford had managed to smuggle a pocket knife into the school, in violation of school rules. Charges included “Possession of a deadly weapon with intent to commit injury.” From wbaltv.com:Donte Crawford, 18, was charged as an adult with first- and second-degree murder and carrying a dangerous weapon...
  • Victim fatally shoots would-be robber in Bronzeville

    10/03/2016 1:47:34 PM PDT · by NorthMountain · 21 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 09/29/2016, 12:51am | Sun-Times Wire
    A man fatally shot another man who was trying to rob him Wednesday night in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side, police said. The 22-year-old man was sitting in a vehicle with another male about 8:20 p.m. in the 4300 block of South State when two males armed with handguns walked up and announced a robbery, according to Chicago Police. ... Treamel Gray, 23, was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:35 p.m., the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. He lived in the 18900 block of Avers Avenue in Flossmoor. An autopsy Thursday ruled his death a homicide....
  • Concealed-Carrying Walmart Employee Turns Tables on Armed Robber

    09/28/2016 10:07:50 AM PDT · by grundle · 64 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 27, 2016 | Stephen Gutowski
    An employee at a Florida Walmart store defended himself by shooting an armed robber on Wednesday. Ervin Jones was sitting in his car waiting for his shift to begin at the Sunrise, Florida store around 3:30 a.m. when a man approached him. The man, identified by police as 28-year-old Terrence G. Pearson, then showed Jones a gun and demanded money. Jones responded by opening fire on the armed robber, killing him. “The boy came up to him,” an anonymous co-worker told WSVN. “He showed him, he said, ‘You know what this is, right? Give me everything,’ so he just opened...
  • How To Survive A Black Lives Matter Riot

    09/27/2016 9:46:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    ROK ^ | September 27, 2016 | Luke Stranahan
    As we move into the fall of 2016, violent confrontations between black men and police of varied ethnicities continue to occur and be televised on national news, inevitably followed by the Black Lives Matter movement, which attempts to stop the shooting of black people by police because they are feared to be violent and felonious by being violent and felonious. Leaving aside their dubious logic, it is quite possible that any ROK reader living in or visiting America might find themselves on the wrong side of a riot, so here’s some advice on that potential situation. It’s racism Whether you’re...
  • VIDEO: Home invaders learn a deadly lesson when their intended victim fires back

    09/23/2016 9:42:37 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/23/16 | Robert Laurie
    Lock & Load If Hillary Clinton gets her way, the concept of firearm ownership as an individual right will be eliminated. That’s not up for debate. She, her campaign, and her daughter have repeatedly signaled that she’ll appoint Supreme Court justices who will overturn D.C. vs Heller as part of her ongoing effort to gut the 2nd Amendment. Never mind that law-abiding citizens use firearms for self-defense every single day. Your ability to defend your family, home, and property irrelevant. Her agenda is all that matters. One wonders what she’d say to the woman who appears in the video below...
  • Charlotte violence sparks self defense gun buying spree

    09/22/2016 3:17:46 PM PDT · by PROCON · 35 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | Sep. 22, 2016 | PAUL BEDARD
    The explosion of racial violence in Charlotte, N.C. has led to a gun buying spree by locals worried about their safety. At Hyatt Guns, one of the nation's largest, staff arrived Thursday morning after the second night of riots and encountered a line of buyers. "First off, our prayers are with law enforcement this morning. People are afraid. They see lunacy in the streets being perpetrated by criminals and they are gearing up to protect themselves," Justin Anderson, director of marketing for Hyatt Guns told Secrets.
  • Analysis: Is it lawful self-defense to “run down” rioters surrounding your vehicle?

    09/22/2016 1:04:37 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 92 replies
    Legalinsurrection.com ^ | 9-22-2016 | Andrew Branca
    The details on the Charlotte riots and attacks on motorists trapped on the highway and others are in our earlier post.Instapundit (law professor Glenn Reynolds) was suspended from Twitter (then later reinstated) after posting the following tweet as those riots and highway blockades were ongoing:Professor Jacobson has asked me to address whether such an act would be lawful as a justified act of self-defense. I’m on a flight now using airplane WiFi, so I’ll make this quick. (Before I go on, however, I should point out that Professor Reynolds has added some important context to his pithy tweet, and these...
  • High Ranking Retired Chicago Officer Benefits from Carry Reform

    09/22/2016 4:43:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 September, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Deputy Chief of Detectives Chicago PD, Fred Coffee Image from fox32chicago.com A retired Deputy Police Chief of Detectives in Chicago should be glad that gun carry law reform has been passed.  He was shot and had to return fire.  He wounded his 21-year-old assailant, who was later arrested.  From the chicagotribune.com: Officers walked in and out of the park's stadium south of 82nd, where a retired deputy police chief had exchanged gunfire with a robber during an exercise session for senior citizens about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. The retired officer, Fred Coffey, 72, was hit in the arm. The robber,...
  • Gorka: This Is 'Guerrilla Warfare' & We've Seen It All Before

    09/19/2016 7:52:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/19/2016
    "I look at the last two years and I see the Islamic State fighting a two-front war," Gorka said on "Fox and Friends" this morning. "They're using violence in the region - in Iraq, in Syria, in Libya - to consolidate and expand the territory they hold ... and they are promoting attacks on the soil of the infidel." He described recent attacks in Paris, Brussels, Nice and Orlando as "guerrilla warfare." "That's exactly what we've seen in New York and in New Jersey this weekend," Gorka said, adding that a bloody knife attack at a Minnesota mall Saturday evening...
  • Followup: Stand Your Ground Defense in Doyle/Gonzalez Shooting from July of 2015

    09/19/2016 7:37:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 September, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The shooting scene: Driveway with car and truck is Doyle's. Truck and trailer are Gonzalez'. On July 23 of 2015, in Citrus County Florida, Robert Doyle and Candelario Gonzalez had a very bad day.  Both made intemperate statements.  Gonzalez had his wife and two child relatives in the car with him.  He followed Doyle and Doyle's wife to their home.  Gonzalez' wife reported to 911 that "My husband wants to go whoop his (expletive),".  Gonzalez can be heard in the background: “He just flipped me off, I’m going to kick him right in his (expletive). … I’m going to...
  • PA: Drunk Black Man Shoots Police Officer, Found Not Guilty by Reason of Self Defense

    09/14/2016 6:03:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 September, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
     Image from fox29.com On August 30 of 2015, Darrel Burt shot a police officer.  On September 2nd, 2016, he was found not guilty, by reason of self defense.  He was wounded in the elbow during the incident. He had been held in jail for over a year.   From delcotimes.com: A Norwood man who claimed self-defense in shooting Ridley Park Police Cpl. Marc Hanly last year was found not guilty Friday of nearly all charges. Darrel Burt, 37, was found guilty of recklessly endangering a civilian, Corey Clark, but was acquitted on a dozen other counts that included attempted murder...
  • Good Samaritan kills woman's attacker at Walmart (assaulted mother with infant in parking lot)

    09/12/2016 8:55:17 AM PDT · by amorphous · 62 replies
    Worldnet Daily ^ | 12 Sep 2016
    Two Good Samaritans are being credited with saving a woman’s life after she was attacked by two suspected carjackers who hit her over the head after she left Walmart was putting her infant child into a car seat in the store parking lot in Shawnee, Kansas on Sunday. A bystander, who rushed to the aid of the woman after hearing her screams, was shot multiple times by one of the suspects, according to police. Another Good Samaritan saw what happened, got out of his car and shot one of the attackers dead. A shopper who had just exited the store...
  • Keith A. Fournier: Gun Rights? Guns Have No Rights, People Do! Self Defense is a Human Right

    09/07/2016 10:14:56 AM PDT · by tcg · 6 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 9/07/2016 | Keith A Fournier
    ...We live in a precarious time in the United States of America. Many citizens are concerned about efforts to infringe upon the rights delineated in the Bill of Rights to the United States Constitution. As a constitutional lawyer who spent much of my career defending the fundamental Rights to Life and Religious Freedom, I share their concern. However, one of those Rights is found in the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which reads "A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a Free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."......
  • AZ: Woman Openly Carrying Glock Threatened by Armed Felon; She Kills Him

    08/25/2016 5:32:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 61 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A woman openly carrying a Glock was threatened by an armed felon in the early morning hours of 1 August, 2016.  She was leaving the gas station with a drink in her hand and the Glock on her hip.  Her daughter would be turning three in about a week. From abc15.com: Miracle said she was leaving the Circle K near 59th Avenue and Camelback Road with her family early Monday morning when the suspect, Frank Taylor , tried to bum a cigarette. She told him that she didn’t have one, and then seconds later, Miracle said, she could feel...
  • Car Jacking - Where are you packing your heat?

    08/24/2016 9:19:07 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 68 replies
    American Shooting Journal ^ | 8/24/2016 | J Hines
    On the hip, in a case, or on the seat next to the driver, where are you packing for easy access? Car jacking happens almost everywhere and one of the question that comes up is where are you packing your firearm for easy access. Here’s some noise taking place on 1911 Forum on the subject. boatdoc: many of my friends are appendix carrying for access while driving seems to me that an extra gun could be placed in an ankle holster( a revolver maybe?) for your protection. A purse or briefcase might give the perps a gun they did not...
  • AK: Hiker Stops Charging Brown Bear at 6 Feet with 10mm Pistol

    08/18/2016 5:05:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 89 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The 10mm is becoming increasingly popular as a wilderness defense gun in Alaska.  Fully loaded it is as light, and a bit more powerful than a loaded, small frame .357 magnum. The Glock 20 holds 15 rounds versus five or six for a .44 or .41 magnum revolver.  In this case near Homer, Alaska, on the Kenai peninsula, it did the job in stopping a charging brown bear sow. It happened on 29 July, 2016, a Monday afternoon about 4 p.m.  From homernews.com: A Homer man shot and killed a charging sow brown bear at Humpy Creek last Friday....
  • Response Time “Zero”: Gun-Free Zones vs. Concealed Weapons

    08/14/2016 8:31:19 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 8/14/16 | Gary O. Perkins
    Current laws should be changed to allow concealed carry (CCW) permit holders to be armed in gun-free zones (GFZ). Two scenarios to consider: First, you have a CCW license and are out for a normal day. You find yourself in a GFZ. Therefore, you don’t have your gun as current law prohibits it. A shooting breaks out. Without your gun, what do you do? Do you flee or hide? Being unarmed, your options are limited. The outcome for you and fellow citizens may be completely out of your control. Although law enforcement in our nation is outstanding and officers are...
  • Self-Defense in School: Public School Totalitarians Protect Bullies, Punish Victims

    08/10/2016 9:26:28 AM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 30 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | August 8, 2016
    In every public school environment, there are bullies. Some of them harass and annoy others verbally or through the internet, while others violently assault their victims. The epidemic of school bullying is as a result of a morally neutral, evolution-based school curriculum -- as well as school policies that effectively prohibit self defense in school. These policies are most likely unconstitutional, but there have been no major legal opinions issued as of today (August 8, 2016.) However, a Texas high school student has sued his school district for suspending him for defending himself against violent bullies, and the case is...
  • KY: Off Body Carry,Second Strike Self Defense with Tomcat?

    08/04/2016 8:00:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On January 26th, 2016, at about 6 p.m., a woman was attacked in a parking garage in Louisville, Kentucky.  The man who attacked her had a knife, and demanded "everything you have".  He turned out to be an addict.  The attack occurred as the woman was seated in the driver's seat of her car.  She had placed her purse on the passenger seat.  Unknown to the assailant, she had a Beretta Tomcat in her purse.   From wlky.com:   "And I thought he was going to kill me because he was pushing the knife toward me and before I could...
  • Prague Needs to Expand Weapon Accessibility for Citizens Amid Terrorist Threat(Czech)

    08/02/2016 8:01:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    sputniknews.com ^ | 7/31/2016 | unknown
    PRAGUE (Sputnik) — The president added that those in possession of guns would have to get used to protecting themselves instead of keeping weapons at home. "Earlier I spoke against possession of large amounts of weapon [by the citizens]. After those [terrorist] attacks, I do not think so any more," Zeman said in an interview with the Czech Blesk newspaper. Europe has been pushed to urgently and extensively boost its safety and security measures over the past months amid a wave of deadly attacks that has occurred in Europe, including a truck running over a crowd in France's Nice and...
  • Let’s Roll: Why Standing Up to a Terrorist Is Your Best Self-Defense

    08/01/2016 8:38:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 28, 2016 | Glen Butler
    After the carnage like we’ve witnessed in American cities such as San Bernardino and Orlando, and more recently in Europe, the national conversation tends to shift temporarily back toward gun control legislation and how to best protect ourselves in the homeland from future terrorist attacks. Sadly, however, what is always absent from these post-tragedy conversations is any mention of one change with enormous potential to save lives—one which would not require controversial legislation, millions of dollars, nor procurement of expensive advanced technologies. This change includes an overdue re-examination of how unarmed civilians should respond during these events, including how federal,...
  • A pacifist husband and non-lethal self-defense

    07/31/2016 7:13:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies
    backwoodshome.com ^ | 7/29/2016 | Claire Wolfe
    An excellent off-topic discussion started in this morning’s “Nevermind” post. It deserves more prominence than it’ll get in comments, so I’m moving it forward here. LBS wrote: DH is a pacifist and against all violent methods of self-defense – especially guns. He says I can defend myself, as long as the method couldn’t possibly kill the attacker (yeah, I know what you’re thinking). Do any of you have any ideas what a short, sixtyish, fat cancer survivor could have handy to better the odds? (BTW, murder or divorce are not options. I really love the guy. He’s mostly a great...
  • Catholic Priest: Christians Have A Moral Duty To Defeat Terror

    07/28/2016 12:49:21 PM PDT · by milford421 · 28 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 7/28/16 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    "A Catholic priest has called for Christians to take a stand against Islamic terror, arguing that pacifism in the face of mortal danger is immoral and un-Christian." "But writing for LifeZette.com, Father George Rutler, the pastor of St. Michael’s church in Hell’s Kitchen, New York City, argues that not only is such pacifism immoral, it is the Christian duty to protect both oneself and other innocents from violent aggressors." "Referring to Jesus’s exhortation, found in Matthew 5:39 – “But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the...
  • Recent terrorist attacks have been low-tech, and that’s a problem

    07/27/2016 3:35:13 PM PDT · by ExSoldier · 17 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | July 27th 2016 | Matthew Schofield
    ....."Ahmadzai’s attack involved no expensive weapons, no explosives, no training and not likely much contact with or advice from the Islamic State...." ...."It’s instructive to look at the knife. It’s a common kitchen knife, with a cheap plastic handle and a blade that’s not quite as long as Ahmadzai’s fist is wide. It’s the sort of knife that can be found in millions of kitchens worldwide, and a cheap version, at that."
  • Gunman gets shot by Pokemon Go

    07/25/2016 5:14:55 PM PDT · by Innovative · 19 replies
    News Advance ^ | July 25, 2016 | AP
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A gunman and his underage driver tried to rob a group of people playing the popular Pokemon Go game, triggering a shootout after one of the players pulled out his own weapon at a Las Vegas park that has become a hot spot for virtual creature hunting. The incident early Monday marked the latest illustration of unintended consequences in everyday life due to the booming popularity of the GPS-powered "augmented reality" game.
  • MA: Drunken Teens Attempt Break in. 1 Shot, Homeowner Charged

    07/24/2016 4:06:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 38 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Massachusetts has a very weak "castle doctrine" law.  It provides for a defense that can be hard to prove.  It may provide little protection for the homeowner in this case. Three young males, at least two of which had been drinking, approach a dwelling and pound on the door.  The door is locked. The resident "tried to communicate".  At least one continues to pound on the door.  The resident calls 911 to report an attempted break in. Someone (presumably the person pounding on the door)  breaks out some glass.  The resident, fearing a home invasion, fires through the door,...
  • 4yrs in jail, damages: Finnish man sentenced after defending against home invasion

    07/22/2016 7:46:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    rt.com ^ | 7/20/2016 | unknown
    The homeowner has been convicted of “excessive self-defense and attempted manslaughter,” Helsinki news reports. He will serve an unconditional sentence for four years and two months, which he has to spend in prison. The man also has to pay damages to his attackers, with the fine totaling €21,000 (US$23,000). The newspaper does not provide information on the severity of injuries sustained by the home-invaders, however, it is known that they survived the event.
  • 8 Helpful Tips for Defending Yourself Against Multiple Attackers

    07/16/2016 6:38:43 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 58 replies
    PJ Mrdia ^ | 14 Jul, 2016 | JEFF SANDERS
    This article is about what to do if you are unarmed, and you are confronted by multiple attackers. Before anyone writes me "Get a gun! Get a gun!," let me state very clearly that I am a conceal and carry instructor in my home state, I often carry a firearm on me, and I urge others who feel they are up to the challenge to do the same. That being said, I know that most Americans do not carry a firearm on them (or any other kind of weapon). If you don't want to carry a weapon, I'm just fine...
  • This Bizarre New NRA Ad Encourages Women To Murder Rapists & Abusers (Read Comments)

    07/15/2016 8:22:21 PM PDT · by GraceG · 73 replies
    Elite Daily ^ | Alexandra Svokos
    The NRA released a new ad this week, warning rapists and abusers that they will be shot dead by their female victims. The ad features Dana Loesch, a gun advocate, talking to the camera. She says, Dana: Here’s a message to every rapist, domestic abuser, violent criminal, thug and every other monster who preys upon women. At this point, you think the message would be, “Stop preying upon women.” But that’s not what Loesch says. Instead, she encourages the attackers to go on preying upon women. She goes on to say, Dana: Your life expectancy just got shorter, ’cause there’s...
  • [February 5, 2015] How to Develop the Situational Awareness of Jason Bourne

    07/15/2016 6:24:18 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 62 replies
    The Art of Manliness ^ | February 5, 2015 | Brett & Kate McKay
    There’s a scene at the beginning of The Bourne Identity where the film’s protagonist is sitting in a diner, trying to figure out who he is and why he has a bunch of passports and a gun stashed in a safety deposit box. Bourne also notices that he, well, notices things that other people don’t. (video) That superhuman ability to observe his surroundings and make detailed assessments about his environment? It’s not just a trait of top secret operatives; it’s a skill known as situational awareness, and you can possess it too. As the names implies, situational awareness is simply...
  • OR: Jason Rorex, Open Carrier, Stops Armed Robbery

    07/12/2016 10:12:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    An open carrier in Oregon stopped an armed robbery suspect who demanded money at knife point.  The story was covered by kezi.com, and has gone national. From kezi.com: He said he flashed his gun at the suspect who then put the knife in his pocket and walked away. "And then I was just relieved like Katie was ... that I had my pistol with me so that I knew he couldn't do anything at that point," added Rorex. He said his date then called the police. When officers arrived they arrested 29-year-old Adolfo Rodriguez of Eugene. Rodriguez is now...
  • 22 Months in Jail, Judge Rules Shooter Justified, all Charges Dropped

    07/12/2016 6:30:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Stuart Prescott, 48, of Suwannee Florida shot and killed Tyler Snellgrove, 18, also of Suwannee.  The shooting occurred on 13 September, 2014.  Deputies interviewed witnesses and obtained a warrant to search Prescott's house. Prescott was arrested and placed in Jail on the 14th or 15th of September, 2014. He was charged with 1st degree murder.  The only news at the time stated that Prescott come out onto the porch and had a confrontation with Snellgrove.  He went back inside, got a shotgun, came out and shot the younger man.  From wcjb.com: Sonja Reed says her grandson has known Prescott...