Drug-Addicted Gang Members Rape and Torture a Defenseless British Couple

There is a common misconception that gun bans prevent heinous crimes from being committed.  Nowhere does this flawed belief seem to be more entrenched than Britain, where guns are so strictly banned that their Olympic pistol team must leave the county to practice their sport.  Sadly, as a recent news case shows, gun bans don’t stop such terrible crimes from occurring.  Instead, such laws only ensure that crime victims are without the best means of self defense yet invented by … Continued

Attend the ISRA Legal Assistance Committee Banquet on May 28, 2010

Below is information about the Illinois State Rifle Association’s Legal Assistance Committee Banquet, which will take place on Friday May 28, 2010 in the Diplomat West Banquet Hall, located at North Avenue & Rt. 83 in Elmhurst, Illinois.  Doors open at 5:00 PM, and the dinner/raffle begins at 7:00 PM.  The proceeds of this banquet support gun rights litigation, such as the soon-to-be-decided McDonald v. Chicago case:

Armed South African Man Saves his Parents from 3 Armed Robbers

As I’ve previously noted, I primarily write about armed self defense cases in the United States. This is because I’m an American, who focuses first and foremost on American gun and self defense rights. However, I also like to occasionally discuss armed self defense cases from around the world, such as this recent case from South Africa:

Robber Shoots Victim who Fully Complied

The shooting of a Buffalo, NY man, who had fully complied with the robber’s demands, shows once again that complying doesn’t guarantee a crime victim’s safety:

“Top 10 Martial Arts for Self Defense”

I would like to point out an interesting article entitled “Top 10 Martial Arts for Self Defense.” It provides information about various martial arts and their suitability for self defense. At the end of the article is a bonus “martial art” that beats the other 10, hands down, and is endorsed by some of the most famous martial artists: It’s something of a joke, and out of regard for the popular definition of “martial arts,” firearms were left off the … Continued

Race, Personal Responsibility, and Self Defense: A Follow-Up Discussion about the Self Defense Shooting of Hakeem Birch

Back in November of 2008, I discussed the self defense shooting of 19 year old armed robber Hakeem Birch by his victim, a barber shop owner in Philadelphia, PA.  Recently, relatives of that deceased robber have come to this website and left a variety of comments- including personal attacks, legal threats, and demands that I remove that article.  Most interesting, Diante Pryer seemed to suggested that Hakeem Birch’s decision to engage in the violent crime of armed robbery was not … Continued

A Beautiful Picture

The pictures below show the expansion of concealed carry rights in the United States, running from 1986 to present (including concealed carry laws that have been passed and will take effect in 2011).  The steady improvement in the right of law abiding citizens to carry a gun for self defense is truly impressive:

My Response to an Anti-Gun New York Times Editorial

The New York Times recently published an anti-gun editorial, entitled “The Gun Lobby’s Long Shadow.” In that editorial, the author engages in the sort of anti-gun fear-mongering that has become all too common in the mainstream media, and also attempts to portray the “gun lobby” as a few aloof individuals, rather than a group of millions of law abiding, gun owning Americans.  Quotes from that editorial, and my responses, can be seen below:

Yet Another Mass Murder in China (despite the strict gun control laws)

Over the last month, I’ve discussed 2 of the several mass-stabbings which have happened in China (where guns are strictly banned).  To recap, the first stabbing I mentioned involved a medical student who is alleged to have murdered 8 children and injured at least 5 others, using a knife.  In the second knife attack, 29 children and 3 adults were stabbed at a kindergarten, allegedly by a man armed with an 8″ knife.  This last weekend, a man identified as … Continued

Sig P239 Semiautomatic Pistol Review

A reader of this website recently requested that I review the Sign P239, a semiautomatic pistol.  Unfortunately, I don’t own one of these pistols, and don’t have any friends who own one either.  However, the following video review by Nutfancy does a great job discussing this handgun:

A Misguided Self Defense Tool: the Rape-aXe

I’ve previously discussed misguided self defense tools that can’t hold a candle to the self defense effectiveness of a firearm.  Out of South Africa, the “rape capital” of the world, comes a well-intentioned self defense tool that I fear will do more harm than good: