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  • The Supreme Court Just Smacked Down A Terrible Anti-Gun Ruling

    03/22/2016 3:20:41 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 61 replies
    Federalist, the ^ | 22 March 2016
    The U.S. Supreme Court vacated a ruling that criminalized stun guns by excluding them from Second Amendment protections. In 2011, a Massachusetts woman, Jaime Caetano, was arrested for carrying a stun gun in her purse to protect herself from her abusive ex-boyfriend. A judge at the time ruled that Caetano’s decision to carry a stun gun was illegal because the Second Amendment right to bear arms only applies to the types of weapons commonly used at the time the amendment was ratified. Last year, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts upheld Caetano’s criminal conviction, saying that a stun gun “is...
  • Inside the Jihad Siege of the Paris Kosher Supermarket

    01/11/2015 5:55:08 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 20 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | January 11, 2015 | Pamella Geller
    On Saturday, I spoke at length with Joseph, a French Jew who had family members and friends inside the Hyper Cacher kosher supermarket in Paris when it was stormed by Amedy Coulibaly, an Islamic jihadist who ultimately murdered at least four Jews for the cause of Islam. He spoke to the families and some of the survivors, and told me some shocking and terrible details about what happened during the attack – revealed here for the very first time. - See more at:
  • OK:Failure of Victim Selection: Do not Burglarize a Gun Rights Supporter

    12/26/2014 4:53:53 AM PST · by marktwain · 73 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Pastor Vinyard in his Church It appears that the teen burglar did not read the papers.   It is foolish to burgle the house of a "vocal supporter of gun rights", and then attack them in their home.  Tom Vinyard is the senior pastor of Windsor Hills Baptist Church, and has been outspoken in his political beliefs.  From A pastor at a northwest Oklahoma City church who has been a vocal proponent of gun rights has been cleared of wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old boy at the pastor’s home. (snip)  The pastor arrived home about 3...
  • From His Cold Dead Hands: When Should Grandpa Give Up His Guns?

    07/05/2014 9:31:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 5, 2014 | Bill Briggs
    Many Baby Boomers already dread “the talk” –- suggesting their aging parents surrender car keys –- but now two geriatric experts say another thorny, family question must be asked of some elderly folks. Is it time to give up your gun? In a recently published paper, the two physicians offer a five-point checklist meant to help caregivers assess whether firearms remain safe in the hands and homes of older Americans, particularly if the gun owners are exhibiting unclear thinking or depression. “Just like with some (older) people, it’s not if you should stop driving, but when,” said Dr. Ellen M....
  • Civilians arm themselves against Mexican drug cartel

    11/09/2013 2:23:25 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Pittsburg Tribune ^ | November 8, 2013
    TEPALCATEPEC, Mexico — For lime grower Hipolito Mora, it was time to organize and pick up arms when a packing company controlled by a brutal drug cartel refused to buy his fruit. For Bishop Miguel Patino Velazquez, it was seeing civilians forced to fight back with their own guns that made him speak out. For Leticia, a lime picker too afraid of retribution to give her last name, it was the day she saw a taxi driver kidnapped in front of his two young children that persuaded her to join those taking the law into their own hands. In Mexico,...
  • How to defend yourself and family in your own home. - Or any structure for that matter

    02/27/2013 9:42:04 AM PST · by jongaltsr · 30 replies
    Defenders tend to stand behind door openings..... Shoot waist high about 4 plus inches beyond the door frame. Lay in a couple of shots - 4 plus inches and 10 inches. That will cover and girth of anyone in any stance. Shooters may be either standing or crouched behind the door opening. This way (4 plus inches) will get the best chance of hitting them. If you aim higher and they are crouched over you will miss. If they are either crouched over OR standing you have a MUCH greater chance of hitting them. A shot to the head or...
  • What firearm(s) would you recommend for home protection?

    01/06/2013 9:42:01 PM PST · by ru4liberty · 236 replies
    This question pertains to a diminutive woman in her mid-60s. She has a .38 handgun but has been told by a few people (shooting range owner, RTC instructor's cousin, co-worker, etc.) that the best thing to have is a shotgun. They pretty much said that sometimes the only thing a perp needs is to hear the cocking of the shotgun and he'll flee the scene. I wanted to tap into the expertise of those FReepers who are knowledgeable of such things so I can pass along the info. Also, her funds are limited (fixed income), so any recommendations that would...
  • Nine-One-One……or……Three-Five-Seven? [part 1]

    12/17/2011 3:42:44 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 5 replies
    Mountain Home News ^ | 16 Dec 2011 | Mike Bradbury
    I'd planned to do this one soon, and today seems as good a time as any, with POLITICAL blog aggravation being what it is. So with that, I'm gonna take a little break, and write about a life & death decision. We live in a nation today where NOBODY is safe anymore. Even Mountain Home is no longer the little "Mayberry" it was when I first came here 39 years ago, and while I have owned, collected and hunted ever since my Marine Corps days, it has only been over the past 5 years or so that I have "packed...
  • Hello Kitty and pink paint: Gun manufacturers targeting female market with girly 'purse pistols'

    03/21/2011 3:13:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | March 21, 2011 | Sadie Whitelocks
    Gun manufacturers have been responding to a soaring interest from women with female-friendly 'purse pistols' in an array of trend-led colours and designs. Despite the concerns of anti-gun campaigners, there has been an 83 per cent rise in the number of women buying firearms for personal defence, and handbag-sized models are fast becoming a sought-after accessory across the U.S. Most weapon brands now offer a 'female-friendly' range that wouldn't look out of place in a toy shop, with many offering to customise pistols with pink paintwork and Swarovski crystals. The soaring demand for firearms for women follows the endorsement of...
  • Carry pistol-recommendations (Vanity)

    07/06/2010 6:15:26 PM PDT · by QualityMan · 170 replies · 2+ views
    I am looking for recommendations for a CCW pistol. I am working through the legalities of getting my permit, and am starting to shop for a weapon. I already have a Ruger SR9, and am happy with it, but it is a bit bulky for CC. Want to stay with 9mm, or perhaps .380...leaning towards auto, but could be convinced to carry a wheel gun, also. Your suggestions are always appreciated.
  • Buying carry pistol while I still can, want advice

    03/16/2009 7:13:58 PM PDT · by notyourmother · 98 replies · 5,322+ views
    March 16, 2009 | Not Your Mother
    I'm going to buy a gun before Obama makes it much harder to do so. I'm really leaning towards a .45 ACP so ammo is interchangeable with my family and for stopping power. There's a reason the big boys don't use 9mm. I want a short-barreled gun, suitable for concealing carrying. My price range is under $800, ideally under $600. I'm really, really leaning towards a double action with internal hammer, I don't want to have to cock it or worry about the hammer getting caught on clothing in an emergency situation. Two more things that is preferable, but not...
  • Election Outcome Increases Upstate Gun Sales

    11/10/2008 10:04:58 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 23 replies · 264+ views ^ | 11/10/2008 |
    GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Josh and Elizabeth Burrow stopped by Trader's Gun Shop Monday on Wade Hampton Boulevard to buy a new handgun -- and it wasn't for Josh. "With everything going on in the economy and the world," said Elizabeth Burrow, "I'd just like the security of knowing I can protect myself." She was among dozens of people looking to buy a gun at the shop on Wade Hampton Boulevard. The owner of Trader's said some are buying for Christmas or hunting season, but about half of the people are buying because of the recent presidential election. "We're selling weapons...
  • Lots of local ladies learning to shoot ( Self-protection )

    08/23/2007 1:02:08 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies · 467+ views
    Vail Daily ^ | August 23, 2007 | Melanie Wong
    Linda Christiansen stood dead still, gun raised, her eye fixed on the target. “Fire!” the instructor barked, and Christiansen fired a succession of six rapid shots. “When you get close to the bulls eye, you feel pretty good,” she said, grinning. Two months ago Christiansen was scared to hold a gun but now she and about 20 other women participating in the “Girls and Their Guns” shooting program know how to safely load and fire a gun. The summer clinic at the Minturn and Gypsum shooting ranges teach women of all ages basic hand-gun safety and self-protection and target skills....
  • VA: Students push for guns on campus

    08/13/2007 8:24:02 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 18 replies · 792+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 2007-08-13 | AP
    RICHMOND — College students are pushing for their schools to allow them to carry guns on campus, saying they should have the right to protect themselves in a situation like the one in which 32 Virginia Tech students and faculty were fatally shot.
  • Retired officer fires on two home intruders (1 dead, 1 wounded)

    07/29/2005 6:44:16 AM PDT · by WestTexasWend · 44 replies · 1,558+ views
    Lubbock AVALANCHE-JOURNAL ^ | Friday, July 29, 2005 | JASON WOMACK
    A retired police lieutenant shot and killed one man and wounded another Thursday after the pair broke into his home, Lubbock police officials said. When James Kimber, the 65-year-old former officer, arrived home about 12:10 p.m., he found his garage door ajar and his back door forced open. Police said he then retrieved a gun from his laundry room. As he moved through his ransacked living room and reached the north bedroom, police said, he realized someone was still inside. "He heard the distinct sound of a firearm being cocked," police spokesman Lt. Roy Bassett said. As Kimber entered the...
  • Palestinian Gang Plots Assassination of Ft. Worth Cop, Federal Agent (local CBS11 Dallas,Ft.Worth)

    05/15/2005 2:28:29 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 34 replies · 1,420+ views
    CBS11tv.COM ^ | MAY 15, 2005 | Todd Bensman and Robert Riggs
    CBS-11 News The Investigators FORT WORTH -- At home and off duty, Fort Worth Police Detective Scott Campbell never lets two semi-automatic Glock .45s stray far from his shooting hand. He sleeps with one, and while awake, he eats and watches television with both weapons close by. Det. Campbell's wife keeps a loaded gun close at hand too, even though she is a stay-at-home mom who cares for the couple's two young children, ages 4 and 1. Det. Campbell and his wife go to these extraordinary lengths because they and their children have been marked for assassination. A ruthless criminal...
  • NRA Convention has Houston in Its Sights

    02/05/2005 12:43:22 PM PST · by anymouse · 18 replies · 1,174+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Feb. 5, 2005 | RACHEL GRAVES
    Hunting, politics and the latest in firearms technology will share the stage in April when the National Rifle Association brings this year's annual convention to the George R. Brown Convention Center. The NRA expects 40,000 people for the three-day event, which starts April 15. Firearms displays, presented by about 400 exhibitors, will sprawl through two halls containing a total 20,000 square feet. And the event, whose attendance will about equal that of the annual International Quilt Festival, is expected to bring the city about $20 million, local officials said. "This is an annual opportunity for freedom-loving Americans to celebrate the...
  • Child Safety List - Please Role-Play With Your Children

    02/07/2004 7:41:20 AM PST · by mtbopfuyn · 37 replies · 679+ views
    Vanity | 2/7/04 | mtbopfuyn
    I've had requests to get this safety list out there. It's just some quick notes so any additions and comments are welcome. Admin can move it as they wish. Smith, who murdered Carlie Brucia, had once before been up on attempted kidnapping charges on a young woman. Miss Stinson escaped due to quick thinking.SARASOTA --- Stinson, who was 20 at the time, struggled, lost her footing and fell down, then offered Smith $50 to leave her alone. He jumped on top of her. "If you don't quit screaming, I'll cut you," Smith said, according to records. Smith pulled her up...
  • Keeping it Safe - A NEW way to say NO... and mean it!

    12/31/2003 12:06:24 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 12 replies · 190+ views
    Time Magazine ^ | Time Magazine Staff
    BEWARE OF WEAR Inventor: Adam Whiton and Yolita Nugent Ready for a shocking fashion statement? The No-Contact Jacket may look pretty fly, but it's also a piece of serious personal-defense technology. If the wearer feels threatened in any way, she (so far it's only for women) can activate a switch in either palm that blasts an 80,000-volt electrical pulse through the jacket's material. That's enough to knock anybody back a few paces. Powered by a regular 9-volt battery, the No-Contact Jacket is fully insulated, so the wearer won't feel a thing. Even when it's not in use, it crackles with...
  • Support the Citizens' Self-Defense Act

    03/13/2003 11:47:09 AM PST · by webber · 22 replies · 391+ views
    Conservative Alerts - Email | Conservative
    Support the Citizens' Self-Defense Act THIS IS A CONSERVATIVE ALERT: ISSUE: Recently, we alerted you to yet another instance of an over-zealous prosecutor pressing charges against a homeowner that used a gun to protect his family against a home invader. Unfortunately, this happens more than anyone cares to admit. Now, Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) has introduced HR 648, "The Citizens' Self-Defense Act of 2003", to counter these mis-directed prosecutions and blatant violations of American citizens' Second Amendment rights. HR 648 was introduced to "protect the right to obtain firearms for security, and to use firearms in defense of self, family,...
  • RENOWNED FIREARMS EXPERTS TO SPEAK IN PHILADELPHIA insights into personal protection for women

    02/11/2003 10:27:23 AM PST · by pro2A Mom · 9 replies · 304+ views
    Second Amendment Sisters ^ | February 10, 2003 | Maria Heil, National Press Coordinator
    SECOND AMENDMENT SISTERS (SAS) 900 RR 620S, Suite C-101, PMB 228 Lakeway, TX 78734 Toll-free 877-271-6216 Email inquire@2asisters.orgS.A.S For Immediate Release January 27, 2003 (Re-released Feb 11, 2003) RENOWNED FIREARMS EXPERTS TO SPEAK IN PHILADELPHIAAyoob and Rauch offer insights into personal protection for women Philadelphia, PA-Second Amendment Sisters of Pennsylvania (SAS-PA) is proud to announce a weekend lecture series with Massad Ayoob and Walt Rauch. The weekend kicks off with a dinner on April 4th at Cannstatter Volksfest Verein in Philadelphia. The two-day lecture series runs on Saturday April 5th and Sunday April 6th at the Holmesburg Rod and Gun...
  • 2 men killed in failed robbery

    11/10/2002 7:20:46 PM PST · by Kerberos · 12 replies · 226+ views
    Indianapolis Star ^ | November 10, 2002 | By Rob Schneider and Michael J. Rochon
    <p>George Braxton knew it was bad when two masked men, one armed with a pistol and the other with a bat, forced their way into his Near-Northside house and demanded money.</p> <p>The 70-year-old heard his brother yell out he'd been shot in his back, "and all hell broke lose," Braxton said Saturday.</p>
  • Homeowner has surprise for burglars - Intruders ambushed on third visit

    10/12/2002 12:33:42 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies · 510+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Oct. 11, 2002, 11:21PM | PEGGY O'HARE
    Bernard Schwin was sick of being a victim. And on the third day, he grabbed his gun. Since Wednesday, the burglars had nearly cleaned out his northeast Houston home. They stole jewelry, electronics, even deodorant and cologne. They climbed into his bed. They used his toilet. They helped themselves to soft drinks from his refrigerator. Still, they kept coming back. Now, Schwin was going to set some boundaries. So he sat in the dark of his bedroom, cradling his shotgun and holding the phone. Just waiting. By the time the burglars returned Friday morning and kicked in his door, Schwin...
  • Menacing pit bull is reason to get a gun (Reporter Rethinks Views When Own Life Is On Line..... )

    06/26/2002 4:11:57 PM PDT · by tarawa · 123 replies · 613+ views
    My InKy ^ | June 26, 2002 | Tad Bartiums
    Menacing pit bull is reason to get a gun By Tad Bartiums, Scripps Howarad June 26, 2002 It was dark, my vision was obscured by an armload of laundry and I was distracted by the yowling cat. I kicked open the back door and started down the steps. A menacing growl stopped me. Barely visible in the reflected porch light was a pit bull blocking the sidewalk. Gray, wearing a wide leather collar studded with brass spikes, his ears clipped into points, the 60-pound dog stared unblinking at me, swaying slightly. As he panted, saliva dripped from the corners of...
  • Two Shorts on Terrorism

    06/03/2002 9:21:53 AM PDT · by oceanperch · 7 replies · 317+ views
    Body Guard Forum Yahoo | June 3, 2002
    ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________ Message: 1    Date: Sun, 2 Jun 2002 23:36:18 -0700 (PDT)    From: The Protector Subject: Off topic, but interesting From John Farnam (Park County, CO, Sheriff's Office, and respected firearms instructor): 1 June 02 At this year's NTI, we were able to view a captured Al -Qaida training video and hear comments from several people on the current situation in the "War on Terror." In the video, we saw Al-Qaida operatives training for terrorist "events." The training site was somewhere in Afghanistan. What first struck me was the high degree abject brutality, even in these "roll playing" exercises. Roll...