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  • BGPD: Shots fired in self-defense after car crash on North Sunrise

    05/14/2020 5:18:56 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    wbko ^ | 11 May, 2020 | Staff
    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - On Friday, May 8, Bowling Green Police responded to shots fired complaint in the area of North Sunrise. Multiple officers responded to the area to help after receiving multiple calls.When one officer arrived, he saw two vehicles in the middle of the roadway - a yellow Camaro and a black SUV that had collided in the 1400 block of North Sunrise.Police spoke with the driver of the Camaro, who explained that when he was at a friend's house, an unknown vehicle sped through the area and an unknown male got out.The driver says the unknown...
  • CCFR calls for Blair’s removal

    05/04/2020 12:36:28 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 10 replies
    Canadian Coalition for Firearms Rights ^ | 2nd May 2020 | Tracey Wilson
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 02, 2020 CCFR calls for Blair’s Removal OTTAWA, ON -The Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights (CCFR) is calling for the immediate removal of Minister Bill Blair from the Public Safety file. Following a reading of yesterday’s regulation banning a swath of semi-automatic firearms and a briefing with officials from Public Safety, CBSA, Global Affairs, RCMP and the Department of Justice, it was made abundantly clear that the regulations were crafted in haste, and that the government has neither planned nor formulated the rest of the legislation required to implement their hastily crafted policy. As a result,...
  • More on Florida Case: DeRossett was Justified in Shooting Deputy

    04/28/2020 6:23:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 27 April,2020 | Dean Weingarten
    A few days ago, on 15 April, 2020, the Florida 5th District Court of Appeals dismissed charges against retired General Motors worker John DeRossett, who wounded a deputy in a gunfight at his home in 2015. It was at night. The officer at the door was in plain clothes at the time, had no warrant, and was developing a case of solicitation for prostitution on DeRossett's niece, Mary Ellis. The other two officers were in plain clothes and hid in the dark outside the house.  The officers attempted to take Mary Ellis into custody, at DeRossett's home.  The officers never...
  • Court upholds Right of Armed Citizen to Shoot a Police Officer in Defense

    04/22/2020 5:39:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 46 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 20 April, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    On 20 August 2015, in Brevard County, Florida, John DeRossett, 55, shot and severely wounded a Brevard County sheriff's deputy. The agent was part of a sting operation, who were attempting to arrest DeRossett's niece, Mary Ellis, for prostitution.  They had set up a controlled environment at a motel, but Mary Ellis did not show up.  From floridatoday.com: Brevard County agents set up a prostitution sting on Aug. 20, 2015, arranging to meet DeRossett's niece, Mary Ellis, at a motel where a controlled environment had been set up to conduct an arrest.When she didn't show, the three deputies in plain...
  • Man with concealed carry permit shoots 3 teens on SEPTA bus in Northeast Philadelphia

    04/16/2020 11:52:22 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 123 replies
    ABC Action News ^ | 04/16/2020 | Corey Davis
    Police said a man is claiming self-defense after shooting three teens while riding on a SEPTA bus in Northeast Philadelphia Thursday. Investigators said the three teenagers were in a physical altercation with the shooter while riding on the Route 58 SEPTA bus around 1 a.m. Police are still working to determine what led to the altercation and shooting. Investigators said the three teens approached a 24-year-old man who was sitting in the back of the bus. For some reason, they got into a physical altercation, and during that time police said the victim ended up shooting each of the teens.
  • S&W Model 642. Any feedback on this hammerless 38?

    04/09/2020 11:52:02 AM PDT · by know.your.why · 91 replies
    self ^ | 4/9/2020 | Self
    I'm seriously looking at this little five shot revolver and would appreciate any insight into its reputation. Thank you. Pic at link.
  • Virginia Clerk Is Locked Up for Shooting at 3 Masked Robbers in His Store. Not a Typo.

    04/02/2020 6:49:05 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 2020-04-01 T 13:22:17 | By Victoria Taft
    A Virginia store clerk heard a crash that sounded like a car had crashed into the place at 4:30 a.m. on Sunday. He grabbed a gun and shot at three masked men he found stealing merchandise and cash from the shop. When it was over, the clerk was the one in handcuffs. He now sits in jail on no bail, charged with crimes for which he could be locked up for 20 years. Those charges include: "Malicious Wounding, Reckless Handling of a Firearm and Violation of a Protective Order." Police say they'll get around to charging the robbers later. What's...
  • Dad Fatally Shoots Man Following And Harassing His Family Outside Restaurant

    02/23/2020 10:20:22 AM PST · by aimhigh · 123 replies
    Concealed Nation ^ | 02/22/2020 | Xavier Roberts
    VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA — The unidentified shooter was out enjoying dinner with his family. As they exited the restaurant a man confronted the family and became aggressive with them. After asking the man to leave them alone numerous times with no result, dad finally took action. A Chesapeake man was shot and killed by a member of a family he approached “aggressively” outside a Mexican restaurant in Virginia Beach Friday night, police said. The family had told the man to leave them alone, said police spokeswoman Tonya Pierce. Brian Orlando Hicks, 37, died on scene at the parking lot outside...
  • Christian Killing Fields Ignored By Western Media

    01/29/2020 3:10:09 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 12 replies
    PNW ^ | 1/28/2020 | staff
    First there was the beheading of 11 Nigerian Christians during the recent Christmas celebration. The next day, a Christian woman, Martha Bulus, was beheaded in the Nigerian state of Borno with her bridesmaids, five days before the wedding. Then there was a raid on the village of Gora-Gan in the Nigerian state of Kaduna, where terrorists shot anyone they met in the square where the evangelical community had gathered, killing two young Christian women. There was also a Christian student killed by Islamic extremists who recorded his execution. Then pastor Lawan Andimi, a local leader of the Christian Association of...
  • Armed robber shot, killed by armed man in west Dallas

    01/13/2020 6:30:42 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    DFW Scanner ^ | 11 January, 2020 | dfwscanner
    The Dallas Police Department is investigating the shooting death of an alleged armed robber that occurred late last night in west Dallas. Officials say a homeowner was hosting a social gathering in the front yard of a house when three suspects robbed the party at gunpoint. One of the individuals at the party, who police say is a licensed handgun carrier, produced his weapon and shot one of the robbers. One robber was shot and two others fled the scene. The injured robber was transported to the hospital and pronounced deceased.
  • Police: Man In ‘Make America Great Again’ Hat Takes Out Gun After Refusing To Remove Hat, Sparking Active Shooter Scare At Pa. Mall

    01/09/2020 4:34:24 PM PST · by lowbridge · 82 replies
    pittsburgh.cbslocal.com ^ | January 8, 2019
    An altercation over a man’s refusal to remove a “Make America Great Again” hat triggered a recent active shooter scare at a Pennsylvania mall, police said. The altercation started outside when a man confronted another man wearing the hat in support of President Donald Trump outside the Wyoming Valley Mall in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 30, authorities said Tuesday. The man threatened to assault the Trump supporter if he did not remove his hat, and then tried to knock it off his head. Police say the man wearing the hat then pulled a gun out and pointed it at the ground,...
  • Man attacked for wearing MAGA hat draws gun, sparks mall panic in Eastern Pa.

    01/09/2020 11:35:34 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 86 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | January 8, 2020 | The Associated Press
    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — An altercation over a man’s refusal to remove a “Make America Great Again” hat triggered a recent active shooter scare at a Pennsylvania mall, police said. The altercation started outside when a man confronted another man wearing the hat in support of President Donald Trump inside the Wyoming Valley Mall in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 30, authorities said Tuesday. The man threatened to assault the Trump supporter if he did not remove his hat, and then tried to knock it off his head.
  • Successful Self-Defense in Texas Denounced [semi-satire]

    01/04/2020 7:30:02 AM PST · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 Jan 2020 | John Semmens
    On the last Sunday of 2019, a gunman attempted a massacre of worshipers at the West Freeway Church of Christ in Fort Worth, Texas. In six seconds he was able to get off two shots that killed two people before a church member shot the gunman. Though a much worse massacre was averted, not everyone was happy with this outcome. Former Vice-President Joe Biden called the Texas law allowing parishioners to carry firearms in church "irrational." Current Democratic presidential contender, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg insists that "only police should be authorized to carry firearms. I dare say...
  • Man shot, arrested on Christmas after attacking former boss with nail-studded baseball bat

    01/01/2020 7:34:20 AM PST · by marktwain · 33 replies
    TCPalm ^ | 30 December, 2019 | Corey Arwood
    INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — A local business owner told authorities he shot a former employee in self defense after the man attacked him with a nail-spiked baseball bat, according to Sheriff's Office records. Deputies arrested Matthew Thomas Shaler, 38, of the 5600 block of 38th Place, around 8 a.m. Dec. 25 and charged him with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and felony armed trespassing. According to an arrest affidavit, the incident occurred seven days before Shaler's Christmas arrest. The owner of the local flooring business said on Dec. 18 around 11 a.m. he was inside his 39th Street office...
  • Why Supporting Gun Rights Is Pro-Life

    12/31/2019 10:39:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 31, 2019 | Ryan Moore
    Instances of defensive gun use save lives every day, but the stories get very little news coverage and the negative gun use instances are often covered by the national news media for days on end. As during a Texas church shooting on Sunday, guns save lives, so supporting the Second Amendment is pro-life. Abortion, on the other hand, takes a life every single time. Studies on incidents of defensive gun use range anywhere from an absurdly low 55,000 to a high of 4.7 million per year. The most commonly cited and widely accepted is the 1995 study by Gary Kleck...
  • Politicians Respond to Texas Church Shooting

    12/30/2019 11:35:59 AM PST · by MAGAlady · 27 replies
    CD Media ^ | 12/30/2019 | CD Media
    Elected officials and candidates react to the White Settlement church shooting and the massacre that was prevented. Image result for white settlement church shooting youtube Heavy police presence outside West Freeway Church of Christ on Sunday/Youtube Sunday morning church services at the West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas were tragically interrupted when an unknown man took out a shotgun and let off two shots. The church Deacon, Anton Wallace as well as the man receiving communion, Rich White were both killed. The assailant was then quickly neutralized by at least two gun carrying parishoners that were also...
  • Considerations from Shooting in Kam’s Market, Bay Point, California, 2019 ~ VIDEO

    12/30/2019 8:36:39 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 29 December, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    Screenshot from surveillance video at Kam's Market Shooting An attempted armed robbery and self-defense shooting occurred in Kam's Market in Bay Point, California.  Bay Point is in Contra Costa County in the East San Francisco Bay area.From multiple published accounts, Mark Kaspowitz was starting to close up for the night at about 11 p.m. on 22 December 2019.  Two masked assailants came into the store. One of them jumped the counter, confronted Mark, attacked him, and took money from the register. The assailant pistol-whipped Mark with what appeared to be a semi-automatic pistol, beating him down to the floor. The...
  • Suspect shoots 2 at Texas church before parishioners fatally shoot him

    12/29/2019 1:39:41 PM PST · by Morgana · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | Dec, 29, 2019, | Eric Levenson and Melissa Alonso, CNN
    (CNN)A man shot two people during a church service in White Settlement, Texas, on Sunday before two armed parishioners shot and killed him, White Settlement Police Chief J.P. Bevering said. One person who was shot at the West Freeway Church of Christ died and another victim has life-threatening injuries, Bevering said. Bevering praised the two "heroic" churchgoers who returned fire and killed the suspect. He said there is no ongoing threat to the incident. MedStar Mobile Healthcare spokeswoman Macara Trusty said the suspected shooter and a victim died en route to the hospital. Another victim flatlined on the way to...
  • Uber Driver Assaulted Shoots Perp

    12/24/2019 3:54:08 PM PST · by PittsburghAfterDark · 9 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | December 24, 2019 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazetter
    An Uber driver who said he was being choked from behind by one of his passengers as they tussled outside the vehicle in South Oakland early Tuesday drew his handgun, reached behind his head and shot his assailant, grazing him, police said. That shot allowed Andrew Farkosh to get away from Phillip Pesano and his three friends, who had assaulted the driver and tried to steal his car keys, according to a criminal complaint. Mr. Farkosh ran into a Sunoco station at Craft and Forbes avenues. When Pittsburgh police arrived on the scene around 1:49 a.m., they found Mr. Pesano...
  • Why are Our Servicemen and Officers Kept Unarmed and Helpless?

    12/13/2019 12:08:12 PM PST · by marktwain · 42 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 11 December, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    Donald Trump – Second Amendment One of the promises President Trump made in 2015 interview with AmmoLand News, is he would review the policy of keeping service members disarmed on our military bases and recruiting centers. “As Commander-in-Chief, I would mandate that soldiers remain armed and on alert at our military bases. President Clinton never should have passed a ban on soldiers being able to protect themselves on bases. America’s Armed Forces will be armed. They will be able to defend themselves against terrorists. Our brave soldiers should not be at risk because of policy created by civilian leadership. Political...