As reported, a robber in Fresno, CA and his accomplice were stopped by a concealed carry permit holder who acted in self defense.
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As reported, a Columbia County, Florida homeowner used his gun to stop a knife-wielding home invader.
As reported, a Corpus Christi, Texas concealed carry permit holder used his gun to stop an armed robber outside of his home.
As reported, a lawful gun owner in Jamaica used his gun in self defense against an armed robber.
As reported, a 65 year old woman from Manchester, New Hampshire used her gun to stop a robber.
As reported, an armed home invader was fatally shot by the homeowner in Lakeland, Florida.
As reported, a mother and son used a gun stop a burglar who was breaking in to their Pasadena, Texas home.
As reported, an armed robber was fatally shot by an employee of the Miami, FL restaurant he was attempting to rob.
As reported, a pair of violent robbers was shot by an employee of a Las Vegas, Nevada dental office.
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As reported, armed Israelis in Jerusalem used their guns to stop a terrorist who had rammed his car into pedestrians near a bus stop, and who was armed with an axe.
As reported, a contractor in Evanston, Ohio used his gun to stop a 16 year old who had robbed a coworker and opened fire.
As reported, a man was shot in the buttocks by an armed robber, after attempting to flee from that robber.
As reported, a Towson, MD store clerk used his gun to stop a pair of armed robbers.
As reported, a man in Woodland, Washington reportedly held a pair of burlgars at gunpoint and had one of them call the police on himself.
As reported, a bank robber was shot by an armed citizen in a Detroit, MI bank.
As reported, a woman in Aiken, South Carolina used her gun to stop an armed robber who was holding her boyfriend at gunpoint.
As reported, a utility worker in St. Louis, MO used his gun to stop an armed robber.
As reported, a homeowner used his gun to defend himself and his family against 4 intruders who broke in during the night.
As reported, a terrorist attacked a group of citizens standing at a bus stop in Israel, using his car and then a large knife, but was then stopped by an armed citizen. The incident was caught on video.
In the wake of the November 13, 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris, France, some American politicians commented about how the anti-gun laws did nothing to disarm the terrorists but did ensure that the victims were defenseless. A rather strong backlash against those politicians ensued. That backlash is misguided and is part of the problem.
As reported, a clerk at a Superior, Wisconsin business used his gun to stop a pair of robbers.
As reported, a 13 year old boy used his mother’s gun to stop an armed home invader.
As the Washington Times reports, Maryland has canceled its 15 year old “ballistic fingerprints” program, after recognizing the program was utterly useless.
As reported, an Atlanta woman used her gun in self defense to stop an armed robber.
As reported, a New Orleans, LA man was shoot after he had no valuables to give to an armed robber.
Last week, an attorney’s office about 1/4 mile down the road from my office was the scene of a shooting. The attacker later took his own life. Fortunately, the victims received “only” superficial physical injuries, according to news reports.
As reported, an 8 year old and an 11 year old boy in Houston, TX were playing with guns inside of a house. The 8 year old boy was fatally shot in what police are calling an accident.
Although the details are still coming in, it is clear that nine people were killed at the historic African American Emanuel AME church in South Caroline – a church that has deep ties to the civil rights movement. A suspect, reportedly identified as 21 year old white male Dylann Storm Roof, is in police custody. News reports allege that Mr. Roof made racist remarks during the shooting, and that a picture on facebook shows Mr. Roof wearing flags from apartheid-era Rhodesia and … Continued
Below is an action alert from the Iowa Firearms Coalition, concerning the Omnibus Firearms Bill that I certainly hope to see passed his year. Please write to your elected officials using the advocacy campaign provided by the IFC. Week 19 Review Wednesday the Iowa House of Representatives passed its version the 2015 Standings Bill (aka the Appropriations Bill). This bill essentially sets the state budget for the coming fiscal year, without passing it we’d see a state government shutdown. When … Continued
Below is a call to action from the Iowa Firearms Coalition, regarding the Omnibus Gun Bill. I encourage Iowa residents to contact their elected officials today to help get this important pro-gun legislation passed.
From the Iowa Firearms Coalition: Senate File 425, the Omnibus Gun Bill, does a great many things to protect and enhance the Second Amendment rights of Iowans. Privacy protection, gun safety, suppressors, family rights, tougher penalties for criminals, and more. It’s time this bill was brought to a vote! Iowa residents, please click here to contact your elected officials. More information about this excellent pro-gun piece of legislation can be seen here.
For 4 years, my law firm has offered employees a $50/month bonus if they choose to take the training to obtain their permit to carry, lawfully obtain that permit, and lawfully carry at the office. I mentioned that bonus in passing a couple years ago. On March 17, 2015, a boyfriend of a (still unidentified) former employee apparently mentioned that to a morning talk radio show that was discussing things employees could do to earn some extra money while at work. … Continued
From the NRA: President Obama insisted that if Congress would not enact his gun control agenda, he would do so on his own, through executive action. Whatever else can be said of the president’s track record, he is doing his utmost to keep that promise. Having failed to enact a federal ban on the AR-15, America’s most popular rifle, he’s now using the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) to do the next best thing. BATFE is now … Continued
As reported, an East Point, Georgia homeowner used his gun to stop an intruder.
As reported, a 76 year old man used his gun to stop a burglar in Hampton, Virginia.
As reported, a Pensacola, Florida homeowner used his gun to stop an early morning burglar.
A Condon, Montana hunter reportedly his gun to stop a grizzly bear that was charging towards him.
As reported, a woman in her 60’s used her gun to stop a late night home invader who broke in and sexually assaulted her.
As reported, the owner of a business used his gun to stop a burglar.
On April 11, by a vote of 68-31, the U.S. Senate voted to move forward with debate and votes on a variety of gun control proposals. The underlying bill that will be considered by the Senate is S. 649, the so-called “Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013.” A number of amendments will be offered to S. 649, including a ban on commonly and lawfully-owned firearms and magazines and language to criminalize the private transfer of firearms and force gun … Continued
NRA-backed House File 535, legislation prohibiting the publication of the names and addresses of individuals possessing permits to acquire and carry firearms, has been assigned to a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee where it is in danger of being stalled or defeated for this legislative session. HF 535 passed in the House by an overwhelming 95 to 3 vote on March 18 after passing unanimously in the House Judiciary Committee by a 20-0 vote the week before. Introduced originally as House File 81 by state Representative Matt Windschitl (R-17), this privacy protection legislation is an important … Continued
Below is an alert from Gun Owners of America:
As reported, a burglar in Albertville, Alabama was fatally shot in self defense by the owner of the home.
An NRA-backed bill prohibiting the publication of the names and addresses of individuals possessing permits to acquire and carry firearms has been cleared for final approval in the state House of Representatives. Introduced by state Representative Matt Windschitl (R-17) originally as House File 81, this privacy protection legislation passed unanimously in the House Judiciary Committee by a 20-0 vote last week. It is now eligible to be considered on the state House floor as House File 535. In other parts of the country, anti-gun media outlets abused their … Continued
Many businesses in the firearm industry are under attack by oppressive laws and regulations in their current states or municipalities. As a result, it is becoming increasingly more difficult for them to provide us the selection and quality of product at competitive prices that we have come to expect and enjoy. These companies have been there for us. Now it’s time for us to be there for them. Many other states across the country are courting these companies and providing … Continued
As reported, a Miami, Florida man used his gun to stop a violent armed robber.
I thought I would point out a (satirical) picture titled “Gun Shaped Cloud Spotted Over School – All Students Suspended for 5 Days.” Given the trend of suspending a 7 year old for having a pastry shaped like a gun and suspending a 6 year old for making a gun shape with his hand, I imagine this isn’t too far from reality.
As reported, a Topeka, Kansas liquor store owner used his gun to stop a knife wielding robber. Police say that at at about 2:30pm, a robber entered Charlie’s Liquor on the 1200 block of Southwest Huntoon Street in Topeka, KS, armed with a steak knife. After the robber approached the cash register and demanded money, the store owner drew his handgun and detained the robber until the police could arrive, according to news reports. A suspect was taken into custody without bond, … Continued
On Wednesday, March 6, 2013 NRA-backed House File 81 passed unanimously in the House Judiciary Committee by a 20-0 vote. Introduced by state Representative Matt Windschitl (R-17), this important legislation would prohibit the publication of the names and addresses of individuals possessing permits to acquire and carry. In other parts of the country, anti-gun media outlets abused their privileges under the Freedom of Information Act and have jeopardized the safety of law-abiding citizens by publishing the names and addresses of … Continued