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  • Swiss want more guns despite lower crime

    04/04/2016 7:51:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    swissinfo.ch ^ | 4/1/2016 | Jessica Dacey
    Across Switzerland, there was a surge in people applying for gun permits in 2015. Was crime a driver? Switzerland is becoming safer. Police recently flagged up that crime rates fell by 7% in 2015, reaching a seven-year low. In 2014, homicide was actually at its lowest level in 30 years. Most homicides are carried out with sharp instruments like knives. Between 2012 and 2014 homicides and homicide attempts by guns decreased from a high of 51. But in 2015, the number doubled - from 18 to 36. The number of serious injuries with a gun has remained the same since...
  • The Great Trump Wall: Guarding My Country, Garden, and Selfhood from Greedy Dragons

    04/01/2016 3:51:50 AM PDT · by poconopundit · 20 replies
    Vanity | 4/1/2016 | Pocono Pundit
    Trump's promise to build a Great Wall across America's southern border is the cornerstone of today's movement to take back our country from the corrupt leaders on Wall Street and in our government. But Trump's call for a defensive perimeter extends far beyond mere physical walls. It's also about the right to protect our private property from the greedy hands of the leftists. Wrapping some deeper thinking and images around the concept of Walls is what this story is about. Many thanks to FReeper tinyowl for inspiring many of these thoughts. Let's first take a look at protective...
  • 'We Don't Dial 911': Mom protects baby, shoots armed intruder

    03/28/2016 10:55:16 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 71 replies
    Fox 23 ^ | 03/27/2016
    "We don't dial 911." - A homeowner who has a sign with those words hanging outside her house shot an armed intruder who broke into her Indianapolis home Thursday afternoon, according to Fox 59. A mother reportedly heard the man enter her home through a window in her baby's room, so she took out her pistol. Neighbors say the man fired his gun at her first, and she fired back, striking him multiple times. The man was taken to an Indianapolis hospital, police said. Authorities also revealed that the intruder was carrying zip ties and a walkie talkie. Neither the...
  • 7 Great Second Amendment Quotes

    03/24/2016 1:10:05 PM PDT · by PROCON · 21 replies
    breitbart ^ | March 24, 2016 | AWR Hawkins
    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. Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America George Mason I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for a few public officials. (Debates in Virginia Convention on Ratification of the Constitution, Elliot, Vol. 3, June 16, 1788)
  • WHATABULLET: Armed Robbers Target Wrong Man At Burger Joint

    03/18/2016 10:11:02 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 54 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 18 Mar, 2016 | Bob Owens
    Two thugs thought they had an easy score when they saw a single man eating in his car in a Whataburger parking lot in Dallas, Texas. They were very, very wrong. Two armed robbers picked the wrong victim in northwest Dallas. Police said they approached a man eating his dinner in the parking lot of Whataburger at Inwood Road and Lemmon Avenue and tried to rob him around 1 a.m.Thursday morning. The man was an off-duty, but armed security guard. He shot and killed one of the robbers. The other ran away. Armed robbers fully expect compliance. If a trained...
  • Obama SCOTUS Pick Is Anti-Gun Zealot

    03/17/2016 8:11:45 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 17, 2016 | Danirl John Sobieski
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz warns as part of his stump speech that we are one Supreme Court Justice away from losing our Second Amendment Right to keep and bear arms. On Wednesday, President Obama nominated for the Supreme Court vacancy created by the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia just such an individual -- Judge Merrick Garland, chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbis, a Bill Clinton appointee.
  • Mississippi Fugitive Rafael McCloud Fatally Shot After Forcing Way Into Home: Police

    03/10/2016 11:57:30 AM PST · by Innovative · 12 replies
    NBC ^ | March 10, 2016 | Erik Ortiz
    A family being held hostage by a suspected murderer fatally shot him Thursday morning ending the multi-agency manhunt for the armed and dangerous felon, police said. At one point, McCloud stabbed the man in the shoulder and he got loose. The man and his wife managed to grab a gun and one of them shot McCloud during the hours-long struggle, Armstrong told The Associated Press.
  • Canadians Flock to the Defense of Peter Khill, who Shot Car Thief at 3 a.m.

    03/09/2016 5:52:29 AM PST · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 March, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from CBC On February 4th, about 3 a.m., Peter Khill observed a man who was in the act of stealing his truck, in his driveway. Peter had been a reservist in the military. He prudently armed himself with a shotgun before confronting the car thief. During the confrontation, Peter feared for his life and shot the criminal. In Texas, a grand jury would have investigated the shooting; most likely they would have "no billed" Peter and no charges would have been filed. But this was not Texas; it was Ontario, Canadas. The police arrested Peter and charged him...
  • AZ: Judge Dan Slayton Refuses to Reduce 2 Million Dollar Bail in Flagstaff Campus Self Defense Case

    02/26/2016 5:12:43 PM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from abc.15.com Superior Court Judge Dan Slayton refused to reduce the 2 Million dollar bail for Steven Jones, who pleaded self defense last year after being beat and chased by a group of fraternity men at Northern Arizona University. The prosecutor's office is the Coconino County Attorneys office out of Flagstaff. It is the same prosecutor's office that handled the infamous Harold Fish case. Fish also pleaded self defense. Prosecutors mishandled the Fish case. He spent three years in prison until an appeals court overturned the conviction and released him pending a new trial. Coconino prosecutors asked the...
  • The Ethics of Armed Self Defense

    02/22/2016 7:39:56 AM PST · by all the best · 36 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | February 19, 2016 | Dr. Michael S. Brown
    Discussions about the role of guns in society often founder under the weight of dueling statistics thrown out by both sides. I’d like to avoid the statistical food fight and base this article solely on the ethics of armed self-defense. How much do you value your life? Modern America has a strong pacifist streak that originated among some of our Christian denominations and spread to non-religious people, most notably during the 1960s. It is now associated with the liberal side of the political spectrum and with those who support strict gun control. It is easy to find people who say...
  • How Scalia and Ted Cruz Saved the 2nd Amendment

    02/19/2016 2:36:03 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 54 replies
    THe American Thinker ^ | February 19, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Since the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the GOP presidential field has, in a rare show of unity, supported Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's statement that Scalia's replacement should be determined by the results of the November election. Democratic hypocrites like Sen. Chuck Schumer accuse the GOP of obstructionism, the memory of their blocking of George W. Bush nominees having faded. They, while insisting that President Obama has the Constitutional right to nominate a replacement, which he does, forget the Senate's Constitutional role to advise and consent -- or not consent. They can say no -- or even...
  • India: Ultralite .22 Revolver Developed for Self Defense

    02/15/2016 6:46:49 AM PST · by marktwain · 32 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Two years ago, in 2014, India's Field Gun Factory in Kanpar, introduced the Nirbheek, an 18 ounce .32 caliber Webley clone designed for the defense of women. At the beginning of this month, on February 2, 2016, Ishapore Arms Factory, a famous Indian weapons factory, introduced an aluminum alloy framed .22 revolver designed for defense, the Nidar. From indiatimes.com: Speaking to TOI, officer in-charge of the Ishapore arms factory, P K Aggarwal said, "The .22 caliber Nidar is lightest revolver ever made in India with cheapest price tag of Rs 35,000 only. The revolver is capable of firing eight...
  • This Democrat Says It Is Not 'Sporting' To Use Semi-Automatic Weapons For Self-Defense

    02/12/2016 11:22:14 AM PST · by Zakeet · 67 replies
    Downtrend ^ | February 11, 2016 | Brian Anderson
    Dan Muroff is an anti-gun liberal nutcase who is running for Congress. He is hoping to unseat fellow anti-gun kook US Rep. Chaka Fattah for Pennsylvania's 2nd Congressional District by being an even bigger anti-gun kook. In a positively illuminating interview, Muroff explains how he wants to ban semi-automatic firearms because it is not "sporting" for people to use them in self-defense. [Snip] According to him the people that want to take away a Constitutional right are the reasonable ones and by implication, those who would fight to preserve that right are the unreasonable ones. After laying out his...
  • ‘I would do it all over again,’ says hero fired for using handgun to save woman’s life

    02/11/2016 3:25:18 PM PST · by Innovative · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Feb. 11, 2016 | Peter Holley
    Didarul Sarder lost his job for pulling a gun to rescue a woman who was being stabbed to death, but he never regretted his split-second decision. "I would do it all over again,"he told Fox affiliate WJBK. "If I could save this woman's life over a job. I can get another job." The 32-year-old has been offered his job back after his bosses at a General Motors Technical Center in Warren, Mich., reversed their unpopular decision, allowing the valet service supervisor to return to work. The decision was praised by Warren Mayor Jim Fouts, who called Sarder a "hero" in...
  • Worker who pulled gun to stop stabbing attack at GM Tech Center says he was fired ( Detroit )

    02/11/2016 8:24:21 AM PST · by george76 · 44 replies
    WJBK ^ | Feb 11 2016 | Hannah Saunders
    WARREN, Mich. - An employee at the General Motors Technical Center in Warren stabbed by someone visiting the plant Wednesday. The 52-year-old victim was hospitalized and suspect arrested by police - but the valet service supervisor with a valid CPL who pulled his gun to stop the attack, says he was fired. Didarul Sarder, SP+ Valet Supervisor was heading into work Wednesday morning at the General motors technical center in Warren, when he heard the cry for help. The lady kept saying 'I'm dying, someone help' and it was just natural reaction," said Didarul Sarder, SP+ Valet Supervisor. "I just...
  • Active Shootings Are Just This Fast

    02/07/2016 7:54:30 AM PST · by rktman · 33 replies
    bearingarms.com/ ^ | Bob Owens
    How do you think you'd respond in the event of a so-called "active shooter" situation? Most of us like to think that we'd be able to respond quickly, decisively, and dare I say, it, heroically. The reality of the matter, however, is that the vast majority of people who haven't been properly trained to react would be standing there when the bullets start flying, thinking "this can't be happening to me," as they start taking rounds.
  • Open Carrier Robbed Of His Gun In Virginia

    02/03/2016 11:20:12 AM PST · by aimhigh · 32 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 02/03/2016 | Bob Owens
    Newport News police are investigating after a man reported he was pushed to the ground and had his handgun stolen late last week. Officers responded to a report of the robbery in the 6000 block of Jefferson Avenue just before 8 p.m. Jan. 29, according to police spokesman Harold Eley. The victim, a 37-year-old Hampton man, told police he was robbed as he walked across Jefferson Avenue to the lot at the Windsor House after visiting a friend at the Travelers Inn. He was wearing his handgun in a holster, open carry, on his hip, Eley said. The man said...
  • New Orleans Legal Gun Carrier Stops Mass Shooting

    02/02/2016 8:04:44 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies
    gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 2/2/2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Based on the initial investigation, detectives learned that a group of individuals were driving ATVs and had arrived at the location to get gas. At that time, a man driving a white Volvo, later identified as Macklin, pulled up to the gas station where he and the group began to argue. Macklin then pulled out a weapon and fired several shots at the group, striking three males ages 30, 31 and 32. One of the victims then pulled out a weapon and returned fire, striking Macklin in the head.
  • Barbershop Shootout Video: Wait for the Right Opportunity

    01/30/2016 9:57:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 30 January, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    At a barbershop in South Carolina on the 26th, of January, 2016, at about 7 p.m., two armed robbers assaulted the customers of the Next Up Barber and Beauty Shop. The robbers appear to be career criminals, but they made fatal mistakes, as can be seen in the video. It is very difficult to keep focused on everyone, the loot, and maintain control of the scene. When the robbers become complacent, the legal gun carriers make their move.The Pistol Robber in the light colored hoodie comes in first, from the left side of the screen, from the front entrance....
  • South Carolina Barber, His Client Fatally Shoot Armed Robber During Stickup

    01/26/2016 7:36:36 AM PST · by Iron Munro · 24 replies
    New York daily news ^ | 1-26-16 | Meg Wagner
    South Carolina Barber, His Client Fatally Shoot Armed Robber During Stickup: 'I Was Thinking We Had To Keep Everybody Safe' A would-be South Carolina robber who tried to stick up a barber shop was killed Friday when the lead stylist and his client pulled out their concealed weapons and opened fire on the intruder. A second suspect is still on the lam following the raid at Next Up Barber Shop in Columbia, officials said. Store surveillance video caught the harrowing invasion -- and the resulting shooting. The shop was packed with customers -- including young children -- when two gunmen...
  • Self-defense shootings spike in Albuquerque (BOOM)

    01/25/2016 10:22:34 AM PST · by rktman · 16 replies
    abqjournal.com ^ | 1/24/2016 | Elise Kaplan
    Eleven months ago, police say a homeowner awoke to a strange noise, grabbed his gun and went to his kitchen, where he found a man crouching, clutching a knife. The homeowner opened fire, killing the suspected burglar. Detectives said the homeowner’s actions were justifiable and didn’t arrest him. Throughout 2015, similar scenarios played out over and over again across the city as civilians shot would-be burglars. Six of the eight justifiable homicides occurred during attempted burglaries or robberies - more than in the previous four years combined.
  • Guns Laws: May Firearms Sales Stop Wave of Sex Attacks in Germany?

    01/23/2016 8:07:39 AM PST · by rktman · 55 replies
    sputniknews.com ^ | 1/22/2016 | unknown
    "I don't think the events in Cologne justify the use of firearms. As a woman I believe that rape is terrible trauma to the victim, but most of the sexual assaults that happened that night were not about rape, women were groped. This is absolutely disgusting, but I still don't imagine police using firearms in Cologne because many innocent people could be hit by stray or ricocheting bullets," Katja Triebel emphasized. "Well, there are fifty states there, each with its own set of gun laws… I can't recall a single legislative initiative that effectively prevented the illegal use of firearms...
  • How many journos actually fell into the reporter-registration trap?

    01/20/2016 2:32:36 PM PST · by Torcert · 7 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 20, 2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Yesterday, a proposal by South Carolina state representative Mike Pitts floated the idea of requiring journalists to register with the state to ensure a responsible approach to the First Amendment. As someone who has more than a passing familiarity with Second Amendment activism, the "South Carolina Responsible Journalism Registry Law" was immediately recognizable as a provocation to the media over its reporting on gun control demands. Unfortunately, a number of journalists showed themselves to be woefully unfamiliar with the gun-rights argument about regulating the First Amendment to match the way gun-control advocates want to regulate the Second Amendment, as could...
  • Megyn Kelly Asks White House About Muslim Attack On Cop – Their 2 Word Response Says It ALL

    01/19/2016 1:24:22 PM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | January 9, 2016 | Jack Davis
    Almost everyone had something to say about Thursday's incident in which a gunman who said he supported ISIS attacked Philadelphia police officer Jesse Hartnett with a gun, shooting him 17 times. Everyone except resident Obama, that is, who over the course of his administration has shown a willingness to reply instantly and passionately when police are accused of a shooting. When Fox News host Megyn Kelly asked about the latest Islamic lone wolf to stage an attack on American soil, the White House had two words to say, according to Kelly: "No comment." She then discussed the implications of the...
  • MPD: Man Defends Himself with Own Gun

    01/19/2016 1:19:01 PM PST · by suthener · 25 replies
    WKRG Tv News ^ | January 18, 2016, 10:39 pm | Updated: January 19, 2016, 5:45 am | WKRG Staff
    Mobile Police say a robbery suspect was shot and killed at Twin Oaks Apartments on Old Shell Road Monday night. According to MPD Spokesperson Charlette Solis, a man was unloading groceries from his car around 8 pm, when a man with a gun walked up to him. The victim says the man took his wallet. It was then the victim managed to grab his own pistol, in a jacket pocket. The victim shot the gun, while still in his pocket, and hit the suspect in the chest. The suspect ran across the parking lot. Police found the suspect’s body in...
  • Your Feel-Good Story of the Day: Homeowner Plugs Two Thugs Robbing Him

    01/16/2016 10:03:22 AM PST · by absentee · 31 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 1/16/16 | Caleb Howe
    "If I hadn't had the gun, this news story would be about me and my mother being dead."A man in Dekalb County, Georgia is thankful today for the presence of a gun in his home, crediting that fact with saving his own life and his mother's after two men forced their way into his home and began beating them and demanding money. From ABC: "When I opened the door, these two guys stormed in with guns and started pistol-whipping me and took me to the ground," said Hernandez. One of the intruders went after his mother, who was trying to...
  • T-Mobile store employee shoots 2 armed robbery suspects (Chicago)

    01/13/2016 8:18:31 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 43 replies
    Two robbery suspects were shot by an employee at a cell phone store in the Jeffrey Manor neighborhood on Chicago's South Side. The T-Mobile store in the 2000-block of East 95th St. was left riddled with bullet holes. If not for the employee carrying a weapon with a concealed carry license, the manager of the store says he might be telling a different story. "I think concealed carry is a great opportunity for managers, workers, employees to protect themselves in these cases. And our employee did a great job to protect themselves and the other employee," said Neil Tadros, store...
  • Trump Appreciates Vote of Armed 65-Year-Old NH Woman

    01/11/2016 7:39:45 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 11 January, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Donald Trump In Donald Trump’s speech at Burlington Vermont, on 7 January, The Donald paid tribute to an armed woman who defended herself in New Hampshire, virtually next door.Link to video At 59:10, Trump says: We have this woman in New Hampshire who actually said that I am going to vote for Mr. Trump. She hears someone behind her. We have to protect the Second Amendment, we have to protect it. Trump goes on to say that the woman shot the man who attacked her, and the man did not die, he ended up in the hospital. He says that...
  • Five Times Elderly People Used Guns To Save Themselves

    01/10/2016 11:02:40 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 10, 2016 | Casey Harper
    The Daily Caller News Foundation analyzed 195 cases where gun owners used their firearms to successfully defend themselves from crooks and home invaders, and found an impressive number of elderly people used guns to defend their lives and property. In light of President Barack Obama's executive action on gun control Tuesday, TheDCNF looked at incidents in a period between July 2014 and July 2015. From our analysis, we've compiled five of the most incredible times people 60 and older protected themselves by pulling out a gun. 1. "It was self-defense" A 71-year-old Texas man defended his wife from a robber...
  • DGU of the Day 65-Year-Old 104 lb, 4-11" Woman Stops Attack

    01/10/2016 6:14:54 AM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Michael Bontaites MPD A line that has been bandied about for at least 40 years is: God did not make men and women equal. Colonel Colt did. That seems particularly appropriate for this case out of New Hampshire, where a diminutive woman who is old enough to qualify for Social Insecurity used her handgun to protect herself. Situational awareness and the willingness to act were a combination that spelled bad news for the attacker, who was less than half her age and nearly twice her size. From manchesterinklink.com: The woman, who is described as 4-foot-11 inches tall and 105...
  • Jarrett: Opponents of Obama's Gun-Control Orders Should Talk to Gun-Violence Victims

    01/05/2016 8:32:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 77 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 5, 2016 | Bridget Johnson
    resident Obama's senior adviser Valerie Jarrett said the administration waited until now to announce executive actions on gun control because they were hoping Congress would pass something better first. Jarrett told MSNBC this morning that if Republicans have a problem with the actions, which include expanding the definition of gun dealers to therefore expand required background checks, "they should all spend time talking to the victims of gun violence." Pressed on why it took so long, she replied, "Well, our first priority was to get Congress to pass an act that would have been more comprehensive." The National Rifle Association...
  • OH: DGU of the Day Woman Takes on 3 Home Invaders

    12/31/2015 6:11:25 AM PST · by marktwain · 25 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 December, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Three men break into a home in Trotwood, Ohio. They are all armed. It is before 6 am, just three days after Christmas, on 28 December, 2015. One of the men is armed with a Tec-9 pistol. The other two hold what appear to be conventional semi-auto pistols. They bypass two sleeping children to find the mother. The surveillance video shows the three following the mother after they pistol whipped her in the laundry room. Link to video The man directly behind her has the Tec-9. Not shown, he presumably holds her at gunpoint while the other two attempt...
  • Virginia Republicans To Consider Stripping Gov. McAuliffe Of Protective Detail

    12/28/2015 7:13:00 AM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/27/2015 | Kerry Picket
    Virginia GOP'ers returned fire over the state Democrat Attorney General Mark Herring's move to halt recognition of concealed carry permits from 25 different states. Our General Assembly has already identified who can and cannot conceal handguns in Virginia, and we cannot have that decision undermined by recognizing permits from other states with more permissive standards, Herring said when he made the announcement last week. Republican state legislators could strip Virginia Democrat Governor Terry McAuliffe of his protective detail. Virginia Sen. Bill Carrico told The Herald Courier last Tuesday he plans to propose a budget amendment during the State Senate's January...
  • California Laws: On January 1st, Students Won’t Have to Pass High School (Exit Exams) to Receive

    12/27/2015 5:52:42 PM PST · by george76 · 54 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 27 Dec 2015 | William Bigelow
    On January 1, California residents will have to accustom themselves to a number of new laws that will be implemented in the state. These are some the laws that will likely have the most profound effect: SB 172: High school seniors will receive their diploma whether or not they pass or even take an exit exam; the law also applies retroactively to students who have graduated since 2004; ... SB 707: Bans concealed firearms from college campuses and K-12 school grounds
  • “All are afraid:” With Refugees Flooding In, Germans Arming Themselves Anyway They Can

    12/23/2015 7:02:47 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 53 replies
    December 21, 2015
    With migrants flooding in by the thousands, (up to one million!) Germans are preparing to defend themselves any way they can, but without a Second Amendment, they're finding it difficult. All across the country – and in a country with some of the strictest gun control on the continent – Germans are buying up non-lethal self-defense weapons, like pepper spray, gas pistols, flare guns and animal repellants, the Gatestone Institute is reporting. German officials insist the recent interest in self-defense has nothing to do with the onslaught of refugees from the Middle East or the spike in violent crime recently....
  • Germans Scramble To Buy Weapons Amid Nationwide Spike In Migrant-Driven Crime

    12/21/2015 8:36:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 12/21/2015 | by Soeren Kern
    The scramble to acquire weapons comes amid an indisputable nationwide spike in migrant-driven crime, including rapes of German women and girls on a shocking scale, as well as physical assaults, stabbings, home invasions, robberies and burglaries -- in cities and towns throughout the country. German authorities, however, are going to great lengths to argue that the German citizenry's sudden interest in self-defense has nothing whatsoever to do with mass migration into the country, despite ample evidence to the contrary. The spike in violent crimes committed by migrants has been corroborated by a leaked confidential police report, which reveals that...
  • Off-Duty Officer Shoots, Kills Man Who Tried to Rob Him

    12/19/2015 7:19:07 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 50 replies
    NBC Washington News ^ | 19 Dec 2015
    A man who attempted to rob another man early Saturday morning was shot and killed by the victim, who was an off-duty Baltimore City police officer. Anne Arundel County police said the incident occurred shortly after 1:30 a.m. in the 100 block of Homewood Road in Linthicum Heights, Maryland. The off-duty police officer was approached by the man, Edel Cato Moreland, 32, who produced what appeared to be a igun and said he was going to rob the officer. Investigators said the officer, an 18-year veteran assigned to the special operations section of the Baltimore City Police Department, pulled out...
  • Most Now Oppose an Assault Weapons Ban; Doubts About Stopping a Lone Wolf Run High (POLL)

    12/16/2015 6:33:18 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12/16/2015 | GARY LANGER
    A majority of Americans oppose banning assault weapons for the first time in more than 20 years of ABC News/Washington Post polls, with the public expressing vast doubt that the authorities can prevent “lone wolf” terrorist attacks and a substantial sense that armed citizens can help. Just 45 percent in this national survey favor an assault weapons ban, down 11 percentage points from an ABC/Post poll in 2013 and down from a peak of 80 percent in 1994. Fifty-three percent oppose such a ban, the most on record. See PDF with full results here.
  • AZ ‘School Shooter’ Case has Surprise Toxicology Results

    12/13/2015 4:58:40 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 12 December, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    I have previously written about the Northern Arizona University 'School Shooting' and that it may have been a legitimate case of defense of self and others. It was clear that the 'school shooter' had been attacked, had been pursued, had articulated a fear for his life, had cooperated with the police, and that the people that he shot all belonged to the same fraternity. In that article, I hoped that toxicology tests had been done for everyone involved. Blood should have been drawn from Jones and the others involved to determine blood alcohol levels or the presence of...
  • Florida Sheriffs - Arm Yourself To Protect Against Mass Shootings

    12/11/2015 6:34:34 AM PST · by Bushbacker1 · 14 replies
    TBO.com ^ | 12/11/15 | Bushbacker1
    Florida Sheriff's come out in support of carrying.
  • Texas Police Chief, Others Urge Citizens To Arm Themselves

    12/09/2015 8:09:09 PM PST · by deks · 9 replies
    AP ^ | December 9, 2015 | David Warren
    A Texas police chief who warns President Barack Obama in a social media video that trying to disarm Americans would "cause a revolution in this country" is the latest law enforcement official to urge citizens to arm themselves in the wake of mass shootings. Randy Kennedy, longtime chief in the small East Texas town of Hughes Springs, about 120 miles east of Dallas, says in the video posted this week on his personal Facebook page that the Second Amendment was established to protect people from criminals and "terrorists and radical ideology." "It's also there to protect us against a government...
  • Autonomous Terrorism Calls for Autonomous Defense

    12/09/2015 7:28:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 9, 2015 | Jacob Sullum
    There is not much the government can do about the sort of terrorist threat that President Obama described in his speech on Sunday. It will always be difficult to stop self-radicalized jihadists, operating under no one's instructions, from carrying out attacks on soft targets too scattered and numerous to secure. The only viable alternative, self-help, is one that Obama seems ideologically incapable of considering. His proposals for new restrictions on firearms move in the opposite direction, based on the assumption that the problem is too many guns in too many hands. Gun control supporters generally dismiss the notion that armed...
  • Stop Terrorists from Killing Americans, Not Americans from Owning Guns

    12/09/2015 12:34:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 9, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    Another terrorist attack, another refusal by President Obama to tell the truth. Instead of admitting that Islamic terrorists had staged another murderous assault on innocent people, he turned the victims into a political prop. Instead of explaining how he intended to stop terrorists from killing Americans, he launched another campaign to stop Americans from owning guns. As Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr., pointed out, America's best defense against violence is law-abiding folks arming themselves. The tragedy of San Bernardino did not happen because good people owned guns. Yet the effect of gun control is to ensure that only bad...
  • Gun Control Group Calls For Obama To Declare “State of Emergency,” Ban Guns

    12/02/2015 2:18:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | December 1, 2015 | Bob Owens
    The National Gun Victims Action Council (NGVAC) is calling on President Barack Obama to declare a “state of emergency” over fictional events, and then use that fictitious excuse to scrap the Constitution and impose his will under martial law. Gun control supporters really are apparently just this crazy (hat tip: AWR Hawkins): Americans are in the midst of a gun violence epidemic. The National Emergencies Act gives the president the power and responsibility to declare a state of emergency when the government lacks the procedures and capacity to address an unchecked natural or man-made public health epidemic. How much more...
  • One dead after attempted 'Craigslist' robbery in Aiken

    11/27/2015 6:50:12 AM PST · by rktman · 24 replies
    wach.com ^ | 11/25/2015 | Matthew Stevens
    One man is dead after a shooting Wednesday in Aiken. Coroner Tim Carlton said Frank Frazier Jr., 23, was fatally shot at 1pm, Wednesday on Willis Hill Road in Aiken. According to witnesses, a couple was purchasing a car from Frazier that was posted in a Craigslist ad. It is then alleged Fraizer and an acquaintance of his each pulled gun on the couple in an attempt to rob the couple. The woman in response pulled her gun and shot Frazier and the other man fled from the scene. The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is still investigating the matter.
  • David Leyonhjelm uses Paris attacks to further a dangerous pro-gun agenda

    11/26/2015 8:33:09 AM PST · by rktman · 14 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 11/25/2015 | Hugh McDermott
    People like Senator David Leyonhjelm are using the tragedy of the Paris attacks to further their pro-gun agenda, twisting facts to create a narrative that is misleading and dangerous. On Tuesday, in response to a tweet that read: “Aust’s tough gun laws have better insulated us against a Paris-style terror attack, Keenan said ...” Leyonhjelm tweeted: — David Leyonhjelm (@DavidLeyonhjelm) November 24, 2015 Sure helped a lot in Paris. And let's not mention the Lindt Cafe and Parramatta. https://t.co/8yfuKG6Gbx In fact, Leyonhjelm has appointed himself Australian “spokesman” of the NRA, the US pro-gun lobby, which has political influence disproportionate to...
  • Gun Sales Generally Up Since Paris Attacks

    11/22/2015 4:16:20 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 11 replies
    KXAN ^ | 11-22-15 | Chad Petri
    More than a week after the terrorist attacks in Paris, many Americans are thinking about personal safety. The attacks prompted yet another jump in gun sales nationwide. Gun shows in southwest Alabama are usually busy, and this weekend at the fairgrounds is no exception. Mark Beasley has been very busy in the days since the Paris terror attacks. "Sales have gone up at least 50% in the last five days," said Beasley. He runs Quality Pawn in Huntsville. Timothy Dilcher just a few tables watches more sales as well. "It puts a scare in an individual, it takes something like...
  • Buying Glock G 43

    11/20/2015 3:08:44 PM PST · by saleman · 51 replies
    me | 11/20/2015 | saleman
    Buying glock g 43. Or was.....
  • 13-year-old homeschooler shoots, kills felon during home invasion

    11/20/2015 12:26:19 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 25 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | 11-16-15 | Ed Staff
    Two men with extensive criminal backgrounds attempted to break in to a home in Ladson, South Carolina in the middle of the day last week. They were greeted by an unlikely hero: a 13-year-old, who takes public classes online at home. When the alleged burglars attempted to enter the property, the boy killed one of them and scared off the other. One of the burglar's guns was identified as a Colt .45, and the weapon the boy used was unreported — except that the gun belongs to his mother, who owns it for self-defense.
  • Donald Trump Thinks The Paris Attacks Would Be ‘Much Different’ If Citizens Had Guns

    11/16/2015 5:57:01 AM PST · by xzins · 67 replies
    Uproxx ^ | 11.15.15 | Kimberly Ricci
    GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump returned to the great state of Texas on Saturday during his quest to “Make America Great Again.” As this video shows, he spoke for over an hour, which is his new plan of action. His campaign has transformed into a series of long-winded monologues that feel like he’s trying to convince himself to stay in the race. Perhaps Trump has realized that he’d take a significant pay cut as president, which isn’t as much of a joke as reality. To Trump, money is the ultimate motivator, and (as he enjoys reminding us) he’s poured a...