Thief brings hammer to a gunfight, predictable results follow

Crime, it does not pay

If you’re going to break into a jewelry story, make certain that the owner isn’t there, especially if he happens to be pretty handy with a shotgun:

A jewelry store owner shoots and kills a suspected thief breaking in Monday morning. Just before 1 a.m. police say Robert Trevino, 41, broke the glass door of Harper’s Fine Jewelry with a hammer.

Elgin Police Chief Chris Bratton says the owner, Juan Torres, happened to be in the back of the store.

“The owner was in the back room when the suspect broke out the front door using a hammer and was attempting to go through the jewelry cases,” said Bratton.

Torres fired a 12-gauge shotgun hitting Trevino in the neck. He died inside the store.

“As best we can tell the suspect turned toward the owner with something in his hand which we found out was the hammer and then he shot him one time killing him instantly,” said Bratton.

The store owner was defending himself it would seem, but, Bob Owens points out that he might be in some hot water for firing on the thief’s accomplices

After turning Trevino’s neck into a pink mist, Torres preceded outside, where he opened fire on Trevino’s accomplices in the getaway car. Sulema Sanchez and Amanda Yanes were mildly wounded by broken glass from Torres’s shots, and both are in the Bastrop County Jail on burglary charges.

Torres’s shooting of Trevino seems easily justifiable under castle doctrine. His decision to leave the store and fire upon accomplices might end up putting him on the wrong side of the law.

If you ever face a similar circumstance, it would be wiser to stay inside from both tactical and legal perspectives.

Absolutely. He  ought to have stayed IN his store, and used lethal force IF he was attacked further. The object is always to stop the threat, going  beyond that puts in a gray area legally. Be smart!

I am not calling Carl Hiaasen a bad columnist, just a bad liar

If you wanted to sum up the absurdity of the anti-gun zealots, you could easily use this awful, thoughtless piece by Carl Hiaasen, who apparently does not let facts get in the way of his emotionalistic arguments

Don’t hold your breath waiting for the state Legislature to fix Florida’s cockeyed stand-your-ground law. The National Rifle Association owns too many of the Republican lawmakers who could end the madness.

Nothing will get done as long as black kids are the ones getting shot by white guys claiming they acted in self-defense. What might eventually pressure politicians to change the law is when white guys start getting shot.

Well, baselessly blaming the NRA and playing the worn out Race Card did not take too long did it? Good grief, do these Liberal gun grabbers EVER think? Frankly you could get better critical thinking and far more intellectual substance from a vacuum cleaner.

The jaw-dropping verdict in the Michael Dunn case in Jacksonville brought not a peep of outrage from GOP leaders in the House or Senate. The outcome shamefully underscored the lunacy of stand-your-ground, and once again put Florida in the national spotlight as a gun-nut mecca.

Oh no, GUN NUTS! Run for your lives! Another intellectually bankrupt Liberal is having a panic attack. I wonder if Hiaasen ever thought, a silly question I know, that maybe Dunn was not convicted on  First Degree Murder charge because the prosecution overreached by bringing such a charge? Frankly, I, and every other gun owner, or gun nut as Hiaasen would label us, think that Dunn SHOULD be going to prison? Hear that Mr. Hiaasen?

The sticking point was Florida’s spongy self-defense law that essentially allows the use of lethal force if a person feels threatened. True or not, practically anybody who shoots another person can say they feared for their lives. Self-defense claims in homicides have skyrocketed since 2005, when the stand-your-ground was passed.

I wonder what the color of the grass is in this man’s world? If a person feels their life is in danger why should they NOT be allowed to defend their life?  How man hoops would Hiaasen force us to jump through before we used deadly force? Now, allow me to be very clear here. If I am awakened in the night by my dogs going crazy and I hear someone in my home I will defend my home, myself, and family as long as that threat is there. If that person runs back out my door when confronted I am not going to chase them. If they, however, continue to threaten me, then I will do my best to stop that threat. The same rule applies if I am confronted on the street, in my car, leaving a restaurant, whatever. For Hiaasen to suggest, in any way that a law that allows me that basic right is misguided is insulting and shows that Hiaasen does not understand liberty.

One more point needs to be made here. The reason more justifiable homicides are occurring is that more Floridians are able, by law to defend their lives. Again, what would Hiaasen have an intended victim do? Maybe he would feel better if they were prohibited from defending themselves? Lord knows he does seem to be obsessed with his feelings.

Hiaasen goes on to make more wild accusations, suggesting gun owners are running wild in Florida gunning down people left and right

This is life in Florida — guns everywhere, and laws that favor the trigger- happy. Shoot first, then cry self-defense.

Kids playing rap music too loud? Lock and load. Some guy texting at the movies? Teach him some manners.

Don’t walk away from an argument when you can end it with a bullet. Stand your ground and hope you get the right jury.

Welcome to Planet NRA.

More factually challenged pabulum from Hiaasen. I do love that he does what Liberals always do. He pretends that anyone can always just “walk away” no matter the situation. And of course, that no armed person could ever argue without shooting someone. Because, I suspect that in Hiaasen’s mind, self-defense, if you use a gun, is somehow never OK. Good grief!

Detroit got a tad safer this week

When linking this from Bearing Arms, I cannot help but think of David Frum, who scoffs at the very notion that Americans use guns in self-defense, and who says idiotic things like those who want to be armed are the last who should be armed

I “blame” the National Rife Association for completely screwing up the anti-gun narrative.

Three different homeowners in Detroit used guns to defend themselves against intruders this week.

Two suspects were shot and killed.

“I think it’s just a matter of the individual homeowners protecting themselves and finally catching up with the criminals in that enough is enough and they aren’t going to take it anymore,” said Detroit Police Deputy Chief Rodney Johnson.

The latest incident happened around 2:00 Saturday morning.  Two men broke into a home on Toledo in southwest Detroit, armed with a tire iron.  The intruders tried to knock out the homeowner, but the homeowner fired back with his gun.  He shot them both and killed one of them, a 21-year-old man.  The other man got away.

The second incident happened around 12:30 Saturday morning on Abington on Detroit’s west side.  A woman had just pulled her car into the garage when a man with a gun appeared out of nowhere.  She dropped her keys on the ground as a distraction and then reached for her own gun and shot and killed him.

These two incidents follow last week’s attempted home invasion stopped by a mother armed with a Hi-Point carbine. The three teens driven out of the home by gunfire were arrested.

Hey Frum, why don’t you tell these folks why they are the last people that should be armed?

Moms Demand Action trying to silence Dana Loesch

Don’t you love how the Left defines freedom of speech? Donald Douglas is standing with Dana So is Stacy McCain

Demonizing and marginalizing dissent is what liberals do routinely. They pick an issue — from atomic energy to abortion, from global warming to gay marriage — and declare that people who disagree with them are dangerous ignorant extremists.

So now a gun-control group called Moms Demand Action is trying to give Dana Loesch the “extremist” treatment. Dana has volunteered to go into the lion’s den — appearing as the sole pro-Second Amendment voice on ABC’s The View — and these liberals evidently consider it intolerable that anyone in favor of the right to keep and bear arms should appear on a major broadcast network program.

Panic reaction at Media Matters: “The decision to give Loesch a national platform on a highly-rated television show is troubling . . .”

Translation: “OMG! An outspoken conservative woman on national TV! This cannot be permitted! No dissent allowed!”

Silencing dissent is what the Left does. They do not have the facts, so they must demonize their opponents. More on #istandwithdana at Twitchy

Make sure to tune in Monday as I guest co-host @TheViewTV ! Looking forward to joining the ladies and dishing on topics.

— 
Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) February 02, 2014

Moms Demand Action isn’t quite demanding that Dana Loesch be barred from appearing on ABC’s “The View,” but the gun control group is certainly making its displeasure about Loesch’s Monday appearance known. Shannon Watts is the founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and has been tweeting and retweeting opposition to “hate monger” and “pro-gun extremist” Loesch.

Disappointed @theviewtv having #DanaLoesch on. @JennyMcCarthy@WhoopiGoldberg @SherriEShepherd need #gunsense – I’ll watch @TheTalk_CBS— 
Shannon (@shannonrwatts) February 01, 2014

supporters of #gunsense be aware @theviewtv has Dana Loesch guest hosting Monday. pls let them know she is a pro gun extremist @MomsDemand— 
Jane Edith Wilson (@JaneEdithWilson) February 01, 2014

@theviewtv @DianeSawyer After such good work with #2020YoungGuns, why would #Disney #ABC put hate monger #DanaLoesch on show? #MomsDemand— 
NHDogMom (@nhdogmom) February 01, 2014

Many more stupid tweets at the link, typically from people who are incredibly ignorant about guns, self-defense, and the number of crimes stopped by armed citizens, Take that last tweet above

@theviewtv @DianeSawyer After such good work with #2020YoungGuns, why would #Disney #ABC put hate monger #DanaLoesch on show? #MomsDemand— 
NHDogMom (C) February 01, 2014

Never mind the fact that @nhdogmom labels Dana a “hate monger” a charge with no basis in fact, Focus on her championing of the ABC special Young Guns as good work, In fact it was, at best shoddy work meant to panic people about kids and guns

ABC News ran their anti-gun propaganda feature “Young Guns” last night in an attempt to convince their audience that their elementary school aged children were at a high risk for gun accidents and death.

But that simply isn’t the truth.

As the Crime Prevention Research Center shows, the numbers are heavily skewed by gang violence from older teens.

ABC News is planning multiple hours of coverage on Friday that is only designed to incorrectly scare people into not owning guns. While the Pediatrics Journal study that they are emphasizing here has problems, ABC News doesn’t even come close to accurately reporting what the study does show. The ABC News report constantly talks about the significant risk of guns to children generally, recommending that people ask their neighbors about gun ownership. Their report makes it look like these accidents involve young children, but the numbers are driven by 17, 18, and 19 year olds, overwhelmingly blacks in drug gangs.

About 80% of the firearm injuries are related to violent crime, not accidents or self harm. Requiring your average family to lock up their guns or to scare them into not owning them, isn’t going to stop incidents involving violent crime or drug gangs. Indeed, disarming people will make this problem worse.

Moms Demand Action really ought to inform themselves about guns and crime stats. That will involve thinking rather than emoting but if they try really hard…….

And again! Armed home invader dead two more running for their lives

Liberals like to lie about self-defense by armed Americans. they like to say it almost never happens, and anyone foolish enough to arm themselves will certainly end up a tragic victim. Sorry, but the numbers belie such scare tactics by the Left. Fact is, guns are used far more often for good than for bad. Three home invaders in South Carolina would attest to that, except that one is now dead, and the others are running

At least one of the six residents of a rented home in Forest Acres, SC armed themselves when a trio of armed home invaders, and put one violent thug who was out on bail for another crime in the ground for good:

The suspect killed in a shootout at a Forest Acres residence was out on bond awaiting trial for another violent crime at the time of Monday night’s home invasion.

DeShawn T. Patterson, 23, was one of three suspects who entered a home in the 3500 block of Linbrook Drive just before midnight Monday, firing handguns into the air and demanding money, Forest Acres Police Chief Gene Sealy said at a news conference.

Patterson was shot by one of the home’s six occupants in an exchange of gunfire and died at the scene of wounds to the upper body and head, Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said.

The two other suspects, both males, fled on foot through several backyards in the area and were last seen jumping a fence along Two Notch Road, Sealy said. They were still at large Tuesday night.

David Frum could not be reached for a snarky Tweet mocking gun owners.

The self-defense story the national media will ignore, of course

Paging David Frum, who mocks the idea that anyone might use a gun in self-defense

New details are emerging in the investigation into a shooting at a Dallas County dollar store that ended with a gunman dead at the hands of a customer who decided to take action. 

Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson has identified the gunman as Kevin McLaughlin from Orrville and the customer as Marlo Ellis, 37, also from Orrville. 

The fatal shooting happened around 12:45 p.m. Thursday at the Dollar General on Highway 22 in Orrville.

Officials say McLaughlin walked into the store waving a gun in the air and forced a cashier and Ellis at gunpoint towards a break room. At that point,  Ellis pulled out a concealed weapon and shot McLaughlin once in the chest.

“He escorted a customer who was trying to leave the store and a cashier toward a break room. The cashier went in first and the customer went in behind her, and the individual had the gun on the customer and the customer had a pistol concealed in a holster,” Dallas County Sheriff Harris Huffman said. “And when the customer got to the door, he turned around and shot the individual.”

McLaughlin was pronounced dead at the scene. The tense ordeal played out in less than five minutes, police said. 

Other customers and delivery men were inside the store at the time of the incident. Several customers making their way into the store saw McLaughlin waving a gun and ran away.

The Dollar General store was closed Thursday afternoon following the shooting. A sign on the front door indicated it would reopen Friday. 

There was another sign on the doors of the business stating that open carry of a weapon was not allowed inside the store. According to the sheriff, the Ellis’ gun was concealed and inside a holster. His investigators are confirming whether Ellis has a valid concealed carry permit.

“The deceased individual had his in his hand, waving it. The customer actually had one in a holster covered up. We’re in the process of checking on permits and all of that. To have a gun concealed, you need a permit. To carry it open carry, you don’t. But you have a sign in a place of business, that’s letting you know that the people inside that place of business do not want guns in there,” the sheriff said. 

The investigation is ongoing and detectives are interviewing everyone who was present at the time of the shooting and reviewing surveillance footage of the incident. The security video has not yet been released but the sheriff said it would be “forthcoming.”

No other customers or employees were injured.

Sheriff Huffman says his department’s findings would be turned over to a grand jury for review. He says the incident is currently being called a death investigation. 

“You have one individual waving a gun and you have another one who shoots the one waving the gun. Some people say that’s justifiable. Then you’re going to have some who says it’s not. I think we need to get all of the information we can get from everybody and then go forward from there,” the sheriff said in an interview.
The DA also added he doubts the man who shot the bad guy would be charged, and called him a good Samaritan. And, of course, expect the media to not bring this case up, it does not fit their narrative. 
Linked at Reaganite Republican! Thanks!

Yeah, it is like that Frum guy says, no American ever uses their gun in self-defense

Alternate title? Elderly Minnesota man kills armed intruder, world’s most self-important douche bag hardest hit

 

Chalk up another one for the good guys with guns.

Pine County Deputies responded to the home of an elderly man on reports of a shooting.

When they got there the homeowner told them that two men had entered his house on the Fox road near Sandstone in what appeared to be a robbery attempt.

The Sheriff’s office reports at least one of the suspects was armed with a handgun and confronted the homeowner. The homeowner grabbed a handgun of his own and shot the armed suspect killing him.

For those that do not understand why I take David Frum to task over many self-defense stories, allow me to explain. Frum had a fun old-time mocking the idea that anyone actually uses a gun in self-defense after the Newtown shootings, so, I responded by tweeting links to self-defense stories to Frum. He never responded, so, I take every opportunity to poke the cowardly little snot who pretends to be a Conservative while he kisses Liberal’s asses at Beltway cocktail parties.

And for those of you who might be thinking that I have a genuine hatred for Frum, you are correct. I have less respect for Frum than I do for those who admit they are Liberal. At least they are up front with their ideology.

 

Stick to tennis, OK Martina

Doug Powers has an example of how shallow and simplistic the minds of Liberals can be

I’m always amazed by how the liberal mind works — or doesn’t as it were.

Here’s a question about guns from tennis legend Martina Navratilova:

As a law abiding citizen without a gun,how can I tell a difference between the law abiding citizen with a gun and the criminal with a gun?

Powers gives a good answer, basically that the criminal will use their gun to ROB or harm you, but allow me another response.

Martina, not sure where you reside, but if you live here in Texas, or Florida, or any other stare that has the good sense to allow shall issue carry permits, you pass people with such permits carrying guns every day. They are beside you in stores, restaurants, walking on the sidewalk, most any place you are, you will encounter them. Of course, you would never know they are carrying. Their weapons are secured in holsters, out of sight, and frankly you have nothing at all to fear from them. Of course that guy thinking of committing a crime like assault, rape, armed robbery, etc does not know who is armed either. And that guy, unlike you, has every reason to be wary don’t they? Concealed carry laws have reduced the violent crime rate in states that pass them.

So, as to how you tell the difference? Well, as Doug Powers said

The question she should be asking is “How do the criminals with guns spot law-abiding citizens without guns?” 

That is a very important question because those criminals AVOID armed citizens, so, yes, the very presence of SOME armed citizens makes everyone safer, because that bad guys do not know who is prepared to fight back with equal or greater force.

Gun range report time

Tarus

I have been getting to the range 1-2 times a week since getting my Taurus .40 S&W earlier this year, the only thing holding me back is the continued shortage of ammo. So far I have put maybe 1200 rounds through it, and am finally really comfortable with the guns recoil, sighting, and the feel for it. I actually do a bit better if I focus more on  just aiming rather than using just the sights. Today was my best day by far, getting much better accuracy from 15 yards 45 out of 50 shots in the target (7-10 areas) and from 3 yards, 30 shots and 7 yards, 50 shots, I am in the center 8-10 area every shot with most in the 9-10 areas. 

gun-range-target

Here is a sample target, if I had a better phone, I could post a picture, I pretty much wore out the target today. Since my Taurus .40 is for concealed carry/home defense, I also have a Smith and Wesson Sig .357 for home defense, I am quite confident in my ability to hit what I aim at in a vital area. Now I pray I never have to fire in self-defense, but if I do, I want to be prepared and proficient.

By the way, just so Crazy Uncle Joe Biden feels better, I also have a Mossberg 12 gauge pump shotgun.

*VIDEO* Self Defense And Gun Control – Your Right Vs. The Left


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Your Daley Gator Anti-Leftist Picture O’ The Day


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Yes, Virginia, guns DO save lives

I know, I have defended my life with a handgun. Duane Lester has the story of someone else who saved life because they were armed. As you read this, remember that Sarah Brady and the gun banning Left would make it so that stories like this one, turn out much differently!

Monday afternoon was another normal day of cooking burgers and fries and hot dogs and Philly cheesesteaks for Tim and Debbie Patterson.

Then, about 2 p.m., they heard a scream.

Tim rushed out the back door of The Big Yellow mobile kitchen at the corner of Harrison and Fourth. He looked around the Goodwill parking lot full of cars, and heard another scream. Then, he heard a woman’s voice.

“Let go of me,” it shrieked.

Patterson charged around a car and stopped. A man had a woman’s head pulled back with one hand, and a knife to her throat with the other.

Patterson didn’t hesitate.

He drew his Kimber 1911 .45 with a six-shot clip.

“Drop it, or I’ll shoot you,” he shouted.

The assailant, wearing a hoodie that covered his face, glanced up. He immediately let go of the woman, dropped the knife, raised his arms in the air and fled.

Patterson, who called 911, checked on the victim and stood by the knife until police arrived.

Duane closes with more thought provoking stats

It’s estimated that guns stop over 2.5 million crimes a year. Many of them, like this one, without every firing a shot.

Now, the the anti-gun brigade had their way, the man would have had to confront the knife wielding coward without the benefit of a superior weapon, putting his life in danger. He could have been stabbed the the woman, well, who knows what his intentions were with her.

To disarm the law-abiding is the ultimate dream of the Left. Remember that the most basic of human rights is the right to self-defense. That basic right is what the Left loathes, because self-defense in an act of the individual, and the Left thinks of individualism negatively. The Left worships Collectivism, and believes that individual liberty can be curtailed for the common, or collective good.

To those who say violence is never the solution…..

I say that is complete nonsense. Violence is neither good nor bad. It is the manner in which the violence is used which defines its worth. If a man breaks into a woman’s home to rape her, then that is an evil act, if the woman’s brother, or husband beats that rapist to death with a baseball bat as he is attacking the woman? That is a good act. An act that deserves praise and applause frankly, and possibly a medal as well.

I cannot, for the life of me, grasp why it is that some people have such a hard time distinguishing between good and bad acts of violence. Perhaps it is an addiction to some idealistic value system, that foolishly believes that if good people are forbidden the use of force in self-defense that bad men will automatically drop their evil ways. Perhaps it is that such people are so against the existence of God, that they cannot accept the existence of evil either.

Whatever the cause of their beliefs, I wonder if they ever consider that by toeing their “non-violent, pacifist” ideological line, they are, by their actions, aiding evil doers. Take the fools that were so against the Vietnam War. They claimed to be above things like violence and war. Yet, their “solution” to Vietnam, one that tragically took place eventually, was to condemn freedom loving Vietnamese and Cambodians, to horrific suffering at the hands of evil, brutal and yes violent monsters that slaughtered hundreds of thousands.

If you ever wonder why I use the term “morally retarded” understand that I use it for the people who are delusional enough to believe in peace at any price. I also use it for the fools who say nothing when Palestinian swine launch thousands of rockets, aimed at Israeli citizens every year, yet become outraged when Israel defends itself against such barbarities. What else would you call these people but morally retarded?

Some have questioned my celebrating, on this blog, when our military, or the military of our allies kill Jihadists, terrorists, etc. To them I ask what kind if person would not be glad when violent murderers, who torture innocents, target women, and children,and seek to enslave the planet, are killed by just men? What is your solution I ask them? What else do you do with such swine? Do you actually think we, as civilized people, can reason with such Satanic creatures? You claim to desire peace, but honestly, do you believe we can ever have peace with these bastards? The best the very best you can hope for is submission to them. And then, you will have no peace. You will be but a slave, dependent on the “mercies” of these vermin for every moment of your life.

Understand this, there is no peace with tyrants, not with Nazis, or Stalinists, or terrorists. You have only two options. Fight and defeat them, or subject yourself to their control.

Now, I am not saying we should seek violence, I am saying we must, both as a nation and as individuals, understand that evil is real. And, therefore, we must also understand that being prepared and willing to defend our nation, our homes, our families, is not only a necessity, not only our right, it is, our duty.

Your Sunday Link Fest

Obamgasms alert! Warner Todd Huston brings us the latest

Here is a bit of Rule 5 strategy for getting hits. A hot, non-blonde from Alabama asking, I think, if she is hot. Gator says, YES! In fact, I am adding her to my blogroll!

Ah, more hotness from Sundries Shack where we find a great photo of the very sexy Patti Ann Browne

Hey! I KNOW I had this idea first! The Lingerie Football League Yes, it sounds like something my mind would come up with!

Ah yes Hillary Clinton playing the “United States is to blame for the Taliban” card! Why can’t the Left invent some new ways to bash America. I mean if they are going to be morally retarded, and intellectually bankrupt, they could at least be original about it!

Given that the NFL drat is going on this weekend, Southern Appeal has a link to a great story about one Ole Miss Rebel that will warm your heart

And a story that will deeply trouble your heart is at SDA, imagine the absolute hopelessness the people of North Korea live in.

Pundit & Pundette brings us even more Sharia Assbackwardsness, who, apparently think music is evil. No, asshats, music is a gift from God, YOU are evil!

Pirates Cove has the latest idea from the Nanny Staters! on how to run our lives and spend our money!

Bryant Gumbel is still a raving douchebag! And he also receives a covted, by the Left, Marxist Moron Award from me for calling for gun control to quell gang violence. Good Grief!

Newsbusters also gives a video of Gorezilla being spanked by Lou Dobbs

Just One Minute asks whether Andy Sullivan is dumb or dishonest. Hmmm, I say both!

You know, I love hiking, I get out to the Rockies every year to do some awesome hikes. But Naked hikers? Sure it sounds great, but face it, the people who usually do things in public in the nude, have NO BUSINESS being naked in public!

But, trying to guess who the over-sexed newsbabe might be IS fun!

IowaHawk has bestowed a great honor upon President Obama.

In the UK, self-defense is bad!

Heed these words, IF the gun grabbing zealots in this country ever get their agenda enacted into law, stories like this will be coming not far behind.

The family of a man who was stabbed to death by teenage thugs after he asked them to keep the noise down have been denied compensation – because he tried to fight off his killers.

Kevin Johnson, 22, was brutally murdered by the gang who invited him to ‘meet Mr Stanley’ during a confrontation outside his home moments before plunging a blade into his chest, arm and back.

The young father collapsed a few feet from his front door whilst the trio – aged 19, 16 and 17 – ran off in ‘triumphant mood’ before stabbing their second victim a short distance away.

Got that? He tried to defend himself, so he is partially to blame for his death according to the insane British government!

Of course, he was not allowed to have a gun, which might have saved his life, under assbackwards British law. I remember driving home one late night years ago. Near my home, a car began driving way too close to me, the passengers  were pointing at me, cursing, etc. I sped up, trying to get home, and they followed me. As I turned onto my street they were still right behind me, and as I pulled into my driveway, thry screeched to a stop in the street. I had no time to make it to my door, and get in if they decided to jump me. At the time, I had no cell phone, so, I did the only thing I could, I exited the truck, holding my gun at my side. I turned to face the punks, who were busy yelling threats. I do not think they saw the gun, as I was standing out of the reach of the lights on the street in front of the house, but after a few seconds, they sped off, apparently just drunk kids being obnoxious.

But if they had attacked me, I had a way to protect myself, there are people here in America who want to remove that right from me and other Americans. And again, if that ever happens, it wil not be long until standing your ground or defending yourself is punished. Just take a look at the UK!

Juan Williams, Constitutionally illiterate

Juan Williams dredges up the “why don’t we license gun owners?” argument, and frankly, he shows a complete lack of common sense and a total lack of understanding of the Bill of Rights

For some reason this nation’s leaders cannot stop teenaged drug dealers, certifiable nuts and criminals from easily getting a gun.

 

Well, Juan, people who break laws can be tough to stop, because they refuse to obey the law in the first place. So, how do you reason that ANOTHER law will suddenly be obeyed by those who willingly break laws no matter the penalty? The only people these law will touch are those who already OBEY laws, and Juan, they are not criminals.

 In fact, that idea is so far off the map that in January a bill in Congress calling for individuals to be licensed to buy guns or ammunition did not get one co-sponsor and never came close to a vote on the House floor. This was just a matter of a license. A license would carry more stringent requirements than a permit but it is still just a license. Americans have to have a license to drive a car. But the politicians are scared to make even the slightest move to limit easy access to guns.

Ah, here we are, the oft-repeated Libeal mantra! Well, you have to get a license to drive a car so…. The problem with this is simple, the Constitution gives Americans the right, the inalienable right, to keep and bear arms Juan, There is no such right to drive a car in the Constitution Juan. Is your grasp of our founding document really that poor? Have you ever read the Founders and their views?

Frankly, Juan, if you are going to demand guns ownership be licensed then you might as well argue that church attendance, free speech, etc be licensed as well. After all, if you will start lincensing, and thus restricting rights, then you must agree that all rights ought to be licensed. Come on Juan, at least be consistent in your total disregard for our Constitition.

This “lock and load” mania is running strong despite last year’s ruling by the Supreme Court that individual Americans have a right to own guns. That ruling was a reassuring victory for gun owners. But anxiety among people who love their guns continues to rise. The most common explanation for this rising wave of fear is that President Obama — who has said next to nothing on the issue — might want to try to curb gun sales.

Juan, Obama has a horrendous record on gun rights, he has selected a pro-gun control AG in Eric Holder as well. We are right to be concerned. Our rights ought to be jealously guarded, as YOUR OWN CALL for restricting them shows.

The anxiety of those who fear any limits on guns has accelerated since the Mexican government has asked the U.S. for help in keeping guns out of the hands of large Mexican drug dealers. When Attorney General Eric Holder responded to the crisis in Mexico by talking about putting in place a ban on the sale of large guns able to hold multiple cartridges of firepower it was interpreted by some gun rights advocates as a reason to stockpile more guns and ammo.

Again Juan, gun owners KNOW that bans on some guns, usually based on their appearance or on ammunition, based on magazine capacity is the proverbial camel’s nose under the tent. Some bans on “assault weapons” have been worded so that pretty much ANY handgun or rifle could be banned under the proposed bill’s vague defintions.

 Juan, there are people, like you, who desire that the government TAKE our guns away. Yet you are puzzled that gun owners are afraid that one day their guns might be taken away? That is sort of like a burglar being puzzled that some folks worry about burglaries!

Just so you know where I am coming from, I’d ban guns — big and little — for private use in the USA. I live in a big city, Washington, D.C., and I grew up in Brooklyn, New York. The bad guys with guns are running wild in big cities. As in most of urban America the people with the guns are young drug dealers fighting over turf and willing to kill anyone from children to little old ladies who happen to get in their way. Black on black homicide, largely among these young men, has been hitting record highs for most of the past decade. These people have no conscience and they scare me.

Juan, millions of Americans have stopped crimes with their guns, MILLIONS of us. Do you really care about crime? If so, then why would you have deliberately DISarmed those Americans?

Juan, before I was ever born, my grandmother was home, alone, when a man posing as a phone repairman knocked on her door. After she refused to open her screen door and let him in to “check the phone” he began pushing through the screen Juan. You know what Juan? He was intent on geting in, but when my grandmother picked up the gun kept in a drawer in the living room, the man decided to go away. Why would YOU feel better if elderly women did not have that defense Juan? Are you, in your morally retarded state going to tell me that this country would be better if that man had NOT had to face an armed woman?

Look Juan, if you choose to be a damned coward go ahead, you want to be gun-free? OK with me. You want thugs to have no worries about armed citizens Juan, then YOU are the one with the problem, not gun owners.

Tell you what Juan, go to this site here! You read all of the examples of armed Americans defending themselves with firearms. Then, I want you look in the mirror and ask yourself if Ametica would be somehow safer if all of those people should have been victims?

Go ahead Juan, I dare you to be intellectually honest!