The folks who want #gunsense would have us believe that no one ever, or hardly ever defends them self with a fire arm. They would have us surrender our guns, and our best chance at defending ourselves for safety. Facts, though, do not support the stripping away of the right to buy, own, and carry guns legally. The fact is guns are used many more times in self-defense, than to commit crimes. More often than not, the simple act of challenging an attacked with a firearm prevents the crime. But, in all, the presence of firearms in private hands is a positive
A Dairy Queen employee in Albuquerque, New Mexico had to use a concealed firearm to defend himself and his co-workers from an armed robber yesterday evening.
According to the Albuquerque Journal,
[BCSO spokesman Sgt. Aaron Williamson] said the man went to the Dairy Queen’s window with a gun and demanded money. The cashier gave him money and ducked behind the counter. The man then asked for more money. That’s when a different restaurant employee, “in fear of his own life,” fired at the robber, he said.
The man was struck at least once and died after being transported to University of New Mexico Hospital.
In Macon, Georgia Where a man with a CHL aided police in arresting an armed robber
Albuquerque police confirm a would-be robberwas shot and killed at a smoke shop on Menual near Wyoming Sunday afternoon.
Officers responded to the robbery around 1:20 p.m. at Oasis Smoke Shop and Hooka Lounge, located at 8215 Menaul Boulevard Northeast. Officers found the robbery suspect dead from a gunshot wound.
Police questioned and released two people in connection to the shooting. No one has been arrested.
An employee who worked at the shop until just a few weeks ago said the shop had been robbed so many times recently, the owners wanted employees to carry guns.
Houston police said an armed convenience store clerk not only foiled an attempted robbery, but wound up putting the would-be robber in the hospital. Police said the man was shot in the neck while trying to rob a convenience store at the intersection of Almeda-Genoa and Rowlett.
“When I saw the gun I felt like I was going to die. For my safety I had to pull my trigger,” said store clerk Kiran Giri.
Giri is known in his southeast Houston neighborhood as Alex and said he’s worked at the Almeda Discount Food Store for 14 years. In that time, Giri said he’s seen crime getting worse.
A US postal worker who is on medical leave was forced to use a firearm to defend himself and his home from a daytime home invader in Houston, TX.
The homeowner grabbed his gun when he heard someone both ring his doorbell and knock strongly on his door around 10am. The suspect entered the home (it’s unclear if he forced his way through a locked door, or if the front door was unlocked). That’s when the homeowner fired one shot and struck the suspect once in the chest.
The victim who opened fire made statements about the incident toKHOU,
“All I know is, a person come in. I’m like, what’s going to happen, what’s going to happen? That’s when he came out. We confronted one another. All I know is, I’m telling him, get down, stop. It went bad. He kept coming toward me and didn’t want to stop,” said Wood.
No, James Jackson said to himself, that was not thunder and lightning from overnight storms that he and his family heard crashing into their Omaha home early Tuesday.
So, the 73-year-old Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War said, he grabbed his registered 380 Taurus semiautomatic handgun and left his second-floor bedroom for the main-floor living room.And halfway down the stairs he spotted a man entering his home through a broken front picture window. Peering about 15 feet from the steps into the living room lighted only by a small table lamp, Jackson said he fired one round that grazed the torso of the man.
After he fired, Jackson said, “I told him he better leave.’’
The man stepped back outside through the window and waited on the porch for police to arrive. Jackson said the man was bleeding from the gunshot wound and cuts from the broken glass.
I could go on listing these stories. Now, imagine these people, and what might have happened if the Michael Bloombergs of the world had their way.
I am just drained, going through some personal issues right now, and, I just need some time to myself. Look for me tomorrow, or Friday. Maybe the start of college football will cheer me up. Anyway, sorry, and prayers are always appreciated
For the first time on Wednesday, Democratic congressman Luis Gutierrez hinted that “over six million undocumented workers” will be granted amnesty through President Obama’s impending executive action — greatly expanding his usual estimate of around five million illegal immigrants.
Recent meetings with activists and leaks from the White House have left the Illinois congressman positively giddy about the broad amnesty soon-to-be granted by the president (RELATED: ‘We’re Getting Ready’: Gutierrez Expecting Executive Amnesty For Five Million Illegals).
And Gutierrez’ detailed preparations for the move convinced Cavuto that the lawmaker knows more about the plan than he’s letting on.
Is there anything the Left will not do to gain permanent power?
A group of college students have invented a nail polish that changes color if it comes into contact with date-rape drugs. Many see it as a useful invention because it might help women protect themselves, but, of course, some say anything that might help women protect themselves is actually offensive to women because that promotes rape culture.
“Women are already expected to work hard to prevent themselves from becoming the victims of sexual assault,” an article in ThinkProgress argues. “Now, remembering to put on anti-rape nail polish and discretely slip a finger into each drink might be added to that ever-growing checklist — something that actually reinforces a pervasive rape culture in our society.”
Some opponents were outright angry at the invention.
“I don’t want to f[***]ing test my drink when I’m at the bar,” said Rebecca Nagle, one of the co-directors of an activist group called FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture. “That’s not the world I want to live in.”
So, it promotes rape culture for a woman to do everything she can to NOT be raped?. In what alternative universe does that make any sense? I suppose to special snowflake Rebecca Nagle thinks we can just snap our fingers and live in a world where there are no sexual deviants or predators. Hey Rebecca, don’t want to test your drink? Fine, but why would you demean anyone that tries to PREVENT rape?
89-year-old Arthur M. Lewis has seen quite a bit of combat.
Sure, Mr. Lewis served in the Pacific during World War Two, but we’re talking about the two gun battles he’s fought with younger and stronger armed robbers in his Lake Park jewelry stores in recent years, including one this past Saturday afternoon in which he wrestled and shot an armed robber six times .
Arthur M. Lewis may be elderly, but criminals are learning the North Palm Beach man is no easy mark.
The 89-year-old decorated World War II veteran foiled an armed robbery attempt Saturday afternoon at his Lake Park jewelry business that left a 44-year-old suspect with six gunshot wounds, but no loot.
Lewis was working behind the counter at The Jewelry Exchange at 900 N. Federal Highway when he was approached by a gun-wielding man around 3 p.m., according to an arrest report from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Lewis said he immediately grabbed the suspect’s revolver and pulled out a .38-caliber handgun from his own pocket.
The two men wrestled for several minutes and fired shots at each other. Despite battling someone half his age, Lewis got the best of it. A man identified by the sheriff’s office as Lennard Patrick Jervis, a Miramar resident, was shot six times by Lewis, including four times in the chest. Lewis’ left arm was grazed by a bullet, but he was otherwise unscathed.