After thieves broke into their house about two weeks ago, a Detroit couple installed outdoor security cameras.
Little did they know the cameras – and a loaded rifle – would come in handy so quickly.
The woman was home with her two children Monday night when she heard one of her doors being kicked in.
As three teenagers rushed into the house, Mom “didn’t have time to get scared,” she told WXYZ-TV in Detroit.
She warned the intruders she had a gun. Upon hearing their “no you don’t” reply, Mom figured they needed some convincing… and opened fire.
The teens’ entrance – and mighty swift exit – was all caught on the newly installed security cameras.
But wouldn’t you know that one of the teens, who dropped his pistol on the way out actually picked it up and tried walking back into the house?
No matter. His tenacity was rewarded with a second shotgun blast, and he took off again into the night. None of the suspects were hit by any gunfire.
And not only did this mother protect herself and her kids and their property, Detroit police arrested all three suspects shortly after their ill-advised home invasion. Police got the pistol, too, the woman said.
“I wasn’t feeling anything at the moment,” she told WXYZ of the confrontation. “I got scared afterward.”
Her daughter, after all, had a lot riding on her mom’s bravery, saying: “Oh no mommy, I don’t want them to take my piggy bank or my toys.”
Tennessee State Senator Mae Beavers (R – Mt. Juliet) is on a roll this week. Along with 10 co-sponsors, she introduced “The Health Care Freedom and Affordable Care Act Noncompliance Act” to effectively nullify ObamaCare in her state. Now, she’s taking aim at federal gun-control laws.
Beavers has introduced Senate Bill 1607 to effectively nullify federal gun laws in The Volunteer State. Under the proposed law:
* Any federal enactment or enforcement actions relating to firearms, firearm accessories or ammunition would be void in the state
* Any federal enactment or enforcement action impacting or infringing upon the rights of an individual or entity relative to firearms, firearm accessories or ammunition would be void
* Agents, employees and public officials in the state and its political subdivisions would be prohibited from carrying out federal gun laws
* Any attempt to enforce federal gun laws would be considered a misdemeanor and subsequent attempts would qualify as a felony
The law, if passed, is set to take effect on July 1. Thus, residents of The Volunteer State could see their Second Amendment rights significantly strengthened in less than six months.
Other states, including Missouri, Virginia and Wyoming, have recently considered similar legislation. And Alaska and Kansas have already signed their own Second Amendment protections into law. However, Tennessee’s proposed law appears to be among the strongest out there with the potential for violators to be charged with a felony.
It seems an increasing number of states are fed up with the Obama administration’s gun-grabbing policies. Will Tennessee be the next one to successfully tell the federal government to back off?
The NSSF’sSHOT Business magazineis reporting that SIG Sauer is getting ready to introduce a brand new product line called theP320 Modular Pistol. The new SIG P320 will be astriker-fired, polymer framed handgun that is designed to easily change configurations to match the shooter’s hand and use.
A shooter can change the SIG P320 to different frame sizes, different hand sizes and even different calibers. Essentially, a single serial numbered fire control unit serves as the basis for the pistol. Different sized barrels, frames and magazines can then all be used with the pistol to make a semi-custom gun to match the shooter’s need.
Currently, the company has a modular pistol in the catalog: the P250. The P250 is a hammer-fired gun, while the new P320 is striker fired. While comparisons between the two guns will inevitably happen, a comparison of the new gun to Glock, Smith & Wesson’s M&P and Springfield Armory’s XD(M) is likely a better one.
I posted last week about the four guns I was considering for my next purchase. Well, while looking around, I came across this little gem. A Walther PPQ with it’s 4 inch barrel and 15 shot magazine. Looks pretty sweet, and the trigger everyone says, is amazing.
I really need to find a range that rents different types of guns, so I can try all of my options out.
Simply put, they are trying to make you afraid of guns. Saying gun violence over and over and over puts the notion into people’s heads that ALL violence is committed by bad guys with guns. In truth gun control laws are not, and never have been successful in curbing violence. In fact, the gun “control” movement is about control, of you. In fact, Liberals pushing for gun control also lie when they spout their “gun deaths” propaganda. In those numbers, they include criminals killed by police officers, concealed license holders, and by Americans who kill home invaders in self-defense.
If you are an advocate for gun control ask yourself why you should believe people who must lie, and lie deliberately to further their cause. Also look at what banning guns does to violent crime rates vs allowing people to own and in many states carry guns Gun control proponents love to point to the UK and say “see, their gun violence rate is so low. We should follow their example”. Yet, the truth is that disarming the people does not lower violent crime rates. Do not believe the lies folks.
Yes, I have been absent the last two days. No, I was not abducted by a gang of hot women, although I could go for that. I have had some family business to tend to, and deal with the past couple of days, but, hopefully that is behind me now, so here I am raring to give Liberals all the heck I can. Given that Liberals hate guns, I figured I would pose a question that will bug Liberals and, at the same time, possibly give me an answer to a burning question.
That question is what will my next gun be? I do not own a 9mm at the moment, I own a .357 Sig (Smith and Wesson) a sub compact .40 S&W (Taurus) and two .45′s a Colt 1911, and my newest gun, a Sig P250 compact. So, I am looking for a 9mm with a “high capacity magazine”, a meaningless term the Left throws around to scare ignorant people. Of course, the Left has deemed that we only need seven bullets, no more, and anything with a bigger magazine is therefore an evil “high capacity magazine”. Of course, in a few years, they will decide that seven bullets is too many, and they will seek to redefine their own definition of “high capacity magazine”, that is how the Left operates. But, I have narrowed my choices down to four options.
A Taurus PT 24/7 G2 9mm with a 3.5 inch barrel, and a 17 round mag, the gun also comes with a 13 round mag.
This is the least expensive of my choices, which is a plus, and I really like the two Taurus guns I own. It feels great in my hand, and I like the looks of it, the weak point is the sights, it does not have a 3 dot sight, which I really prefer.
Next is a Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm with a 4.25 inch barrel, 3 dot sights, and three 17-round mags. I like the feel of the gun, the sights are very good, but it might be a hair big for carry.
Then there is the one I am leaning towards right now. The Springfield XDM 9mm, with a 3.8 inch barrel, and two mags, a 19 round, and a 13 round. Love the feel of this gun, love the look, love the sights.
Then there is the Sig P250 9mm, with a 15-round magazine. I have written about how much I love my .45 P250, so I know the feel, and accuracy will be second to none. The only drawback? It only comes with one magazine, and Sig mags are not cheap.
Then there is this one, which is out of my price range. A Sig Sauer P226 tactical operations, complete with 4 20-round mags. It is only about 1,300 bucks though. I could get a P226 MK25, which is the sidearm SEALs carry for about $1,150, but, I just cannot afford right now, but one day I will splurge and get possibly the best handgun ever made
So, any thoughts? Anyone own any of these? Anyone have some advice?
Bearing Arms brings us the sad tale of the Washington Post’s attempt to push the “guns are bad” line
The facts are conclusive.
Gun ownership is up tremendously. Young, urban, and female shooters are the fastest growing segments, ensuring that the next generation of gun rights advocates is not only expanding in numbers, but in spreading in geography and influence. Shooting is now an increasingly popular recreational and social pastime among family and friends.
The most popular firearms? Semi-automatic pistols, particularly those models of pistols most useful for concealed carry, are the fastest growing handgun segment. Modern sporting rifles—which are now available in more calibers, configurations, and price points than ever before—are the most popular rifles in the market. The AR-15 is the most common and popular centerfire rifle sold in the United States, year after year.
As gun ownership grows and spreads, violence crimes are down across the board. Rape, murder, armed robbery, assault and other violent crimes are on a decades-long decline. Gun accidents are down as well. Despite the endless dramatizations from the citizen control groups, you’re twice as likely to be killed by Bambi than a mass shooter.
And so perhaps it is very, very telling that on the eve of the Sandy Hook tragedy, the desperate citizen control cultists of the Washington Post are reduced to casting about for sob stories instead of making a scientific, mathematical, economic, or otherwise rational argument for citizen disarmament.
Go share your story of how you, or a friend used a gun to defend yourself, or how much fun you have at the range, let the Post have facts, they hate that!
I overslept this morning, but woke up in time to get to the range by 11:30. I usually prefer arriving early, they open at 11:00. I just like it better when I am the only one shooting or one of just a few. There was only two other guys there, so I had the place nearly to myself. This was my third trip since buying my new Sig P250 c .45 and I focused mostly on quicker firing today. Getting the gun up, sighted, and firing on target was my aim, and I was interested in how a less deliberate pace would affect my accuracy. I shot at various ranges 7-11 yards, and increased my rate of fire as I went, with my last two magazines used up as quickly as I could pull the trigger. The results?
100 rounds fired, with 98 shots in the 8,9,10 circles, both of those in the 7 circle happened while shooting my first magazine. Of the 98 in the 8-10 circles, 75 were in the 9-10. So, my accuracy was actually a bit above usual. After sweeping up, I cannot believe everyone does NOT sweep up their brass, I went into the shop and purchased a new gun case, and a box of Federal Personal Defense bullets, and chatted with the owner a bit, as usual. Today I told him about a co-worker who I had heard bashing gun owners because “they never trained, or became effective with our guns”. I was amused last week when this same fellow asked me what I did on days off. When I told him Friday’s generally mean a trip to the range, he looked put off, asking me what I got out of shooting. I told him that I do enjoy shooting, but that a large part of visiting the range is to become as proficient with my guns as possible, just in case. This made him look even more put off.
Funny how Liberals think isn’t it? First they rail about how gun owners ought to practice but then criticize us when we DO invest time and effort into training.
Anyway, after that I went home, cleaned my gun, the take down on a Sig is super simple, and so is reassembling it, so cleaning is pretty easy. Those folks at Sig really do make great guns, which brings me back to my original point, which is sometimes you DO get what you pay for. My Taurus PT 140 .40 S&W is a fine gun, I have put well over 2,000 rounds through it with no problems, but after just 300 rounds with my Sig, I am already far more accurate and consistent with it. Yes, the Sig is more money than a Taurus, and I have one of the least expensive Sig Sauers, but the Sig is a superior gun, better sights, better ergonomics, super simple maintenance. I would never tell anyone what type of gun to buy, but, I will remind y’all that I have named Sig Sauer the OFFICIAL gun maker of this blog, so………….
Story A happens in a “gun free zone” where unicorns run and puppies play and , people get shot with no hope of self-protection
But this is impossible. Whole Foods bans firearms from company property!
Dallas police are investigating gunfire in a supermarket parking lot late Saturday night.
Investigators say Francisco Alcarez was shot several times outside the Whole Foods Market in the 2100 block of Abrams Road around 10 p.m.
Alcarez, 25, survived the attack and the case is being investigated as an aggravated assault.
Example B? Well her you go, see if you can spot the difference
The wind whistling through the holes in Steven Christopher Followell gives a whole new meaning to the shooting term “Kentucky windage.”
A homeowner in Taylor County fought back after police say a man threatened him and then forced his way into his home.
It happened just before midnight Saturday night. Deputies say Steven Christopher Followell went to a home and threatened the homeowner, forcing his way into the home.
Deputies say the homeowner shot Followell sometime during the altercation.
Followell was airlifted to a nearby hospital, suggesting that his injuries are serious, though his condition is unknown. The homeowner did not apparently know
the homeownerFollowell, suggesting that the attack was apparently random.
See the subtle differences?
I mentioned previously I purchased a new handgun, a Sig Sauer P250 .45 compact a couple of weeks ago. I have now been to the range twice, and after 200 rounds I can say I LOVE THIS GUN! It is accurate, the sights are super easy and once I really got the feel of the trigger action, it is a blast to shoot. It is the most accurate, and the easiest to field strip and clean, and reassemble of any gun I have ever owned. In short the gun is simple, and crafted to perform. It feels better in my hand every time I fire it.
In appreciation for the fine work Sig Arms does, I am making Sig Sauer the OFFICIAL gun maker of The Daley Gator. Maybe they will hire me to go over tp Switzerland one day to test fire their weapons? Yeah, I know a guy can dream though. Of fine arms, and hot Swiss gals!
Greg Abbott, our current Attorney General, and likely the next governor is a proponent of allowing concealed handgun license holders to open carry their weapons. I am fine with this. Open carry brings another level of responsibility with it. With concealed carry no one else knows you are armed. That goes away when you open carry, so it will be interesting what a new law would require of the license holder, and how police would handle the new laws. Of course, the nervous Nellies who would freak out when they saw a man or women with a .45 on their hip are an issue. We have largely become a society that fears guns, I wonder how that will be handled? Possibly requiring the license holder to wear their permit in a visible place when they open carry?
The family of a suspect who was shot by an armed customer while attempting to rob a Family Dollar store in Mobile, Alabama earlier this month told Fox 10 that the Good Samaritan should not have gotten involved and “just left the store.”
It was Tuesday, Nov. 12, when the armed citizen, whose identity has not been revealed, noticed 18-year-old Adric White wearing a mask and pointing a gun at employees towards the front of the store.
“He had the gun to his head. He had him on his knees,” the man said. “I drew my gun on him and I said ‘Hey, don’t move.’ At that point he swung around and before he had a chance to aim the gun at me, I fired.”
The man added, “It was just instinct. It happened so quickly. I didn’t want to shoot him, but when I saw him swing around so fast I didn’t want to get shot either.”
White was shot five times and transported to a local hospital where he is recovering and remains in police custody.
Seems pretty cut and dry right? Not to the thugs’ family though, who would be happier if the innocent store employee had been killed
Authorities maintain that the Good Samaritan was justified in shooting White and that he broke no laws when he did so. But White’s family disagrees.
“If his (the Good Samaritan) life was not in danger, if no one had a gun up to him, if no one pointed a gun at him — what gives him the right to think that it’s okay to just shoot someone?” one relative told the Fox affiliate during a phone interview. “You should have just left the store and went wherever you had to go in your car or whatever.”
My God are these people truly this morally retarded? Their “beloved” DID point his gun at the armed citizen, that is why he was shot. Good grief! I understand them being upset, but why are they upset at someone who defended himself AND the store employee? Why not at the relative who committed such a violent act?
Off to the gun range here in about an hour or so, and I have been looking to buy a new gun, actually, I am looking at selling my Taurus PT140. 40 S&W and putting that money into a new gun, specifically a Sig Sauer P250 .40 S&W compact. My problem is this. I love the Taurus, I have put 2500 rounds or so through it at the range, with no problems at all. But a few weeks ago, I ran into a buddy at the range, a retired police officer, he had a Sig P250 .45ACP and let me shoot it. And, to my surprise, I was more accurate with it than my Taurus, plus I loved the feel of the gun. Another plus is that the P250′s are modular. you can change grips, calibers, and sizes, full size to compact, to sub-compact. Here is a video explaining
Pretty cool. I like that the Sig has a 13 round magazine, my Taurus has a 10 round magazine. I would also have to buy extra magazines for the Sig, and they run in the $40 range. The Sig is a tad bigger but feels great in my hand. Since the gun is largely for concealed carry size dos matter, a 3.9 inch barrel vs my Taurus 3.25 inch barrel. And, I know Sig Sauer has a great reputation for quality. So, there is my dilema, stick with my Taurus, or switch to a Sig. Any thoughts?
In 1987 Florida passed concealed carry legislation, and the Left predicted Wild West shootouts and streets running with blood. That has not happened, but violent crime has been reduced. In 1995, I moved here to Texas, and the debate over concealed carry was raging, with the same predictions of blood in the streets, etc. Well, again, those anti self-defense zealots were wrong, as they have been in Georgia, Arizona, and many other states that allow concealed carry. Bob Owens reports today that two years after Wisconsin passed their concealed carry law, the gun grabbers are still wrong
Two years after 200,000 Cheeseheads get concealed carry, EVERYONE in Wisconsin is dead, just as gun control cultists predicted.
November 1 marks the second anniversary of the passing of the once high profile – and still highly contentious – Wisconsin concealed carry law, with more than 200,000 permits issued in that time. Just as noteworthy are the 5,800 permit applications that were denied for various reasons. The permit fee has also dropped to $40, down from $50 when Wisconsin became the 49th state to allow concealed carry two years ago.
In every state where “shall issue” concealed carry has been implemented over the past 20+ years, gun control fanatics have warned that every minor conflict and fender bender will turn into a combination of the OK Corral and the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre.
The fanatics, of course, give not the first damn about public safety, their twisted Collectivist minds just cannot tolerate armed Americans defending themselves. If it is one thing a Collectivist loathes, it is Individual liberty. These miscreants will only be sated when we are all wards of the State, and totally dependent on the government for everything, especially protection from criminals
Via The Blaze:
Two Gonzaga students could be expelled from the university after they pulled a gun on a six-time felon in self-defense after he tried to force his way into their university-owned apartment. Even though the firearm may have saved both of their lives, the student handbook reportedly prohibits students from having handguns anywhere on property owned by the university.
The incident occurred on Oct. 24, when roommates Erik Fagan and Dan McIntosh were hanging out in their apartment. The students got a knock on the door at around 10:15 p.m. and were greeted by a man named John Taylor, who just so happened to be a six-time felon.
Taylor reportedly showed the students what looked like an ankle bracelet and tried to intimidate them into giving him money. When they refused, he allegedly got aggressive and attempted to force his way into the apartment.
On November 6th, Austin, Texas-based Solid Concepts announced the successful printing and firing of the world’s first 3D-printed metal 1911 handgun.
The gun, printed by Solid Concepts, looks like any mil spec 1911 you could find in a local gun store.
Every aspect of the gun is printed using Solid Concept’s Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) process – except for the springs. During tests the gun repeatedly fired and cycled using standard Winchester .45 cal ammunition. Accuracy was impressive.
After the successful tests, Solid Concepts’ Phillip Conner said, “We were not looking for a cheaper, easier, better way to make a gun–that wasn’t the point at all.” Rather, he said they were trying to “dispel the commonly held notion” that their DMLS parts and guns “are not strong enough or accurate enough for real world applications.”
Solid Concepts holds a federal firearms licence (FFL).
The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun who knows how to use it, and this Reading, PA concealed carrier certainly did:
The armed men took cash, cigarettes and lottery tickets before exiting the store. Outside they were confronted by the concerned citizen who told them not to move and that he was calling police.
Adams said a struggle ensued and the suspects took out their weapons. The citizen, however, was also armed and fired at the suspects.
The suspects were both shot in the chest and died at the scene.
Brian Aitken had his life destroyed for doing something that all Americans are constitutionally guaranteed the right to do, owning a firearm. While moving to the draconian, gun-hating state of New Jersey, Brian was pulled over while transporting his gun to his new home. Guns are all but banned in New Jersey, save for under some special circumstances, one of which is moving a gun to a new residence. Even though Brian had done nothing illegal, he was sentenced to seven years in prison by a depraved activist judge. He was pardoned after four months, but has been suffering from the fraudulent charges levied against him ever since.
Brian is still a convicted felon. He can’t travel to other countries, pass any type of background check, and worst of all, hasn’t been able to see his son in four years. Not only did Brian have four months of his life stolen from him, but his family as well. All this for doing absolutely nothing wrong.
There isn’t much I can say about Brian Aitken’s story that hasn’t already been said, save one small personal experience I had with Brian. I met him a few years ago at a retreat sponsored by the Foundation for Economic Education in a small mountain town in Colorado. He was speaking to some people I knew, and I overheard somebody saying something about him being arrested. Selfishly, I asked him to retell his story to me, not knowing the full extent of the horrors he had gone through, and without considering how many time he must have been asked this before.
After he finished, I think my jaw had actually been left agape in a bewildered stupor. I was shocked by his story, but was even more shocked by how he carried himself throughout the entire conversation. He was cheerful throughout the whole conversation, he even made a few jokes while telling me his story. I could only think that had I endured what Brian had, that I would have come out a bitter wretch. While Brian’s life may have been destroyed by New Jersey’s fascist laws, Brian was not.
Brian is petitioning the Supreme Court of the United States to hear his case, and overturn his status as a felon so he can see his son again, but he needs help. Brian is raising money to pay for legal costs by selling his new book online. You can pre order a digital copy for only $8, or you can pre order a physical first edition hardcover copy for $32. All of the proceeds will go directly to help Brian in his battle to get his son back and to clear his name.
I strongly urge everyone reading this to go to www.bannedbykickstarter.com and help Brian in his fight. We need to show the United States government that we will not tolerate their bullying of innocent citizens. We must speak out now, not only to clear an innocent man’s name, but also in the hopes that we may be able to prevent this from ever happening again.
You can help contribute to Brian’s legal defense at www.bannedbykickstarter.com.
The first thought that popped into my head when I saw this clip on the Right Scoop was “Nancy Grace still has a show?” The second thing I noticed was that,she has not gotten any smarter since the last time I saw her years ago
So Zimmerman was sauntering about with a loaded gun? WTF? She acts like she has never heard of a concealed carry permit holder in her life. And the best part is the end, where she mocks the idea that it is normal that anyone might legally carry a gun, and says that Zimmerman needed a loaded gun while walking his dog? Walking his dog? Where does she get that from?