As reported, a Spartanburg, South Carolina homeowner used his handgun to stop multiple home invaders.
Monthly Archives: January 2010
Below is my review of the Barska AC10330 42mm Red Dot Scope, which is one of the least expensive red dot scopes on the market:
As reported, a Greene County, Tennessee homeowner reportedly used his gun to stop three violent home invaders.
Below are the Illinois State Rifle Association’s candidate endorsements for the upcoming primary on February 1, 2010. I would encourage everyone to vote in each primary and each general election, as every single vote is important to the future of our gun rights.
The video clip below is an NRA ad featuring Chuck Norris. It is over a year old now, but I still found it to be worth posting:
Below is an NRA article discussing a pro gun rights victory over a misguided “zero tolerance” policy. I meant to post this last week, but I guess late is better than never
As reported, a Columbus, Ohio woman used her handgun to stop a pair of armed and violent home invaders.
As reported, a Crest Hill, IL liquor store robber was shot in self defense by his victim.
As I’ve mentioned many times before, Oak Park, IL still has a handgun ban. Oak Park decided to keep that ineffective and likely unconstitutional law on the books, even as other Chicago suburbs such as Evanston, Morton Grove, Wilmette, and Winnetka wisely repealed their handgun bans in 2008. As crime reports for this last week show, the Oak Park handgun ban is continuing to infringe the rights of law abiding citizens, while failing to stop the armed robbers who prey … Continued
I would just like to let everyone know that LearnAboutGuns now has a page on Facebook.
As reported, a disabled Las Vegas, Nevada senior citizen reportedly used his gun to stop a home invader.
In an article entitled “Women pack gats,” a feminist writer makes a variety of anti gun statements while lamenting the fact that more and more women are becoming gun owners. In the process of doing so, she displays blatant racism and a lack of knowledge on the issue of guns. Quoted sections of that article, and my responses, are below:
As reported, a pair of robbers were shot by their victim at a Kansas City, Kansas car wash.
I’ve previously discussed the misperceptions surrounding guns and suicide, including the anti gun suicide prevention training I received at work. Along those lines, I would like to point out an article from Wyoming Gun Owners, which discusses the Brady Campaign’s attempt to misuse suicide statistics to justify their gun control agenda: About .02 percent of the population of Wyoming committed suicide and of that number 77% used a firearm to do so . . . [The Brady Campaign] take[s] this … Continued
Concealed carry enables law abiding citizens to legally carry a gun for self defense against violent criminals. As case after case shows, having a gun puts a crime victim in the best position possible to defend themselves and their loved ones. However, in order for concealed carry to be effective, one must actually carry their gun. A recent case from Indianapolis, IN highlights that point:
As reported, pro gun rights Republican Scott Brown defeated anti gun Democrat Martha Coakley.
This is important enough that I feel compelled to post it two days in a row: Today, January 19, 2010, Massachusetts is having a special election to fill the senate seat left empty by the late Senator Ted Kennedy. The Republican candidate, Scott Brown, is a gun rights supporter who has an “A” grade from the NRA. The Democratic candidate, Martha Coakley, is an ardent opponent of gun rights who earned an “F” grade from the NRA. Those NRA candidate … Continued
As reported, an 11 year old boy from Palmview, Texas used his .22 rifle to defend himself and his mother from three home invading criminals.
On Tuesday, January 19, 2010, Massachusetts is having a special election to fill the senate seat left empty by the late Senator Ted Kennedy. The Republican candidate, Scott Brown, is a gun rights supporter who has an “A” grade from the NRA. The Democratic candidate, Martha Coakley, is an ardent opponent of gun rights who earned an “F” grade from the NRA. Those NRA candidate grades can be
Below is my review of the Microtech Small Arms Research (MSAR) STG-556:
As reported, a Kansas City, Kansas convenience store clerk reportedly used his gun to stop an armed robber.
As reported, a home invader who threatened the lives of a woman and a child was shot in self defense by a resident of that home.
Below is a video clip in which the Corbon DPX (9mm this time) is discussed and tested. While the testing is less scientific than the testing I referenced in the last article about the Corbon DXP, it seemed worth posting:
This Guns 101 article provides basic information about shotguns:
A reader of this website recently suggested that I write some articles which provide very basic and simple gun information, geared towards those who don’t know much if anything about firearms. I think that is a great suggestion, and the first such article will be published later today. Regular readers who have no need for such beginner information can rest assured that I’ll space these articles out over time, so as to avoid boring you Click here to view Guns … Continued
In August 2009, Wisconsin created a Mentored Hunting program to allow children 10 years of age and older to go hunting with responsible adults. Under the program, the child and their adult mentor must stay withing reach of each other, and carry only one gun between themselves (about two dozen other states have similar hunting laws). When the program was announced critics suggested that children would die, and called the new law “irresponsible.” The statistics from the first hunting seasons … Continued
A couple weeks ago, I mentioned my newest website, MyGunSpot. It is a social networking website for gun owners, which currently has about 80 members. At MyGunSpot, you can connect with other gun owners to discuss gun-related matters, join groups, create your own blog, share pictures, play games, find gun-related books/DVDs, use the gun-related classifieds, and stay up to date on gun-related news, all for free.
As reported, a Houston, TX homeowner used his gun to fend off a home invading burglar.
Below is my review of the lead-free Corbon DPX ammunition:
As reported, a Houston, TX homeowner used his shotgun to save himself and his wife from a violent burglar.
As reported, an armed burglar who broke in to a Carroll Township, PA beverage distributor was shot in self defense by an employee.
Each week, I discuss a few of the many self defense cases that have occurred. In each of those cases, a citizen has defended themselves against an act of violence, often defending their loved ones at the same time. Society benefits as well, since a criminal who has been fatally shot, shot and apprehend by the police, or held at gunpoint until the police arrive will be taken off the streets. Sadly, there is no shortage of cases where a … Continued
A convenience store clerk in Chattanooga, Tennessee reportedly used his handgun to save himself from an armed robbery. Police say that a pair of teenage robbers entered the J&C Quick Stop just before 3:00 PM and pointed a gun at the store clerk, while demanding money. After the robbers took some cash, the clerk was able to grab and fire his self defense gun, striking the armed robber in the wrist, and causing both robbers to flee, police say. Two … Continued
As reported, a car burglar was reportedly shot in self defense when he was caught in the act and then became aggressive towards his would-be victim.
I’m not quite sure how I missed U.S. v. Skoien, but it is an interesting case to say the least. Notable quotes from the court’s opinion, which do a nice job summarizing the case, are below:
I previously mentioned Rosanna Pulido, back in January of 2009, when she ran for a congressional seat vacated by an anti gun politician. She is running for congress again in 2010, and is having a fundraiser on January 10th:
Below is a recent article from the NRA, which discusses how gun sales skyrocketed as the murder rate declined in 2009:
As reported, an espresso stand owner in northern Idaho used her handgun to fend off a armed robber.
As reported, a Columbus, Ohio home invader was shot in self defense by his would-be victim.
Below is my review of the Ruger Mini-14:
When I write about violent home invasions, it usually involves criminals who have set out to commit a robbery, rape, or murder. However not all home invasions are motivated by a desire to commit such a crime, as a recent case from Wauconda, IL shows:
As reported, the owner of an Alexandria, Louisiana fireworks stand used his handgun to fend off three armed robbers.
As reported, a Las Cruces, NM apartment renter reportedly used his handgun to stop a pair of home invaders who broke in at 8 AM.
Police in Moorhead, MN recently finished their investigation of a June, 2009 self defense shooting. This lengthy investigation concluded that the citizen who fired in self defense was justified in doing so. The details of that self defense case, comments made by the father of the dead home invader, and my thoughts are below: