Krogers profits soar, Moms Demand Statism hardest hit

As I have often said, if corporations stand up to whiny Liberals, they gain costumers!

Our friend AWR Hawkins at Breitbart made me smile with his headline, Kroger Profits Up 21 Percent After Refusing To Ban Guns.

In mid-August Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America launched a campaign pressuring Kroger to bar law-abiding citizens from openly carrying guns for self-defense in their stores. Kroger refused to change its policy and in the third quarter–“ending Nov. 8″–Kroger saw a “21 percent increase in profit…compared with the same period last year.”

According to Supermarket News, Kroger’s “net earnings for the quarter were $362 million.”

Breitbart News previously reported that Moms Demand launched their campaign on August 18. On that day Kroger subsidiary grocer Fred Meyer said it would not change its polices and less than two weeks later, Kroger said it would not be changing policies either. Both said they would continue to honor state and municipal laws at their store locations.

Bottom line? Standing up to the Bloomberg flunkees pays off

The owners of TBonz Steakhouse in Augusta, Georgia, decided to be proactive when Republican Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law one of the most comprehensive pro-gun bills in the country this April, which allowed firearms into the state’s bars and restaurants.

The eatery hung up a “No Guns” sign on its front door.

Its customer backlash was so harsh and quick that the steakhouse immediately took down the sign and then posted a mea culpa on its Facebook page.

“The sign that was put up regarding firearms has been removed,” TBonz said in its Facebook posting this May. “It was our intention to get the attention of IRRESPONSIBLE gun owners. But then we realized that irresponsible gun owners do not pay attention to signs.”

Amen

Home intruder gets it through his head that he is not welcome

Good shooting reverend!

A minister in Valley Center, Kan. defended himself and his family on Sunday morning by shooting a would-be intruder in the head.

The suspect, Cory Landon, sustained a graze wound to the forehead and was picked up by police while walking down the road in a rural area just north of Wichita.

The minister was home with his wife and three children, one of them only six months old, when he heard his home alarm going off and found Landon trying to enter the residence through a window.

The minister, who has not been named, grabbed his gun and fired, hitting Landon.

Your Self-Defense Story of the Day

A good woman with a gun…………

Thanksgiving morning police say a mother shot an intruder who was trying to break in to her Edmonds home.

It happened in the 16400 block of 75th Avenue West, in a house overlooking Puget Sound.

After pounding at her door at 3:15am, police said the 22-year-old suspect tried to force his way inside.

“They thought they knew this person, by the pounding on the door,” Sgt. Bob Barker said. “That’s why it was open initially. Then they realized it wasn’t, they tried to push him out, it didn’t work

When she knew she couldn’t keep him out the woman fired one shot hitting the suspect in the stomach, detectives said.

The woman’s husband and children, ages 14, 10, and 5, were in the home along with a friend of the 14-year-old. They called 911 before the mother shot the suspect, detectives said.

Bob Owens rips noted Statist mouthpiece Shannon Watts

I have nothing to add to what Bob says about this story

 An Idaho man says that his concealed handgun likely saved his life and kept his daughter from being kidnapped:

“Me and my daughter were parked here and I was standing by the vehicle on the rail. There was a van that was parked in that direction with two gentlemen sitting in it,” said Broyles.

Broyles said a man came towards them with a knife as they looked towards the lake.

“I turned around and there was a guy that was sneaking up on me…probably about 15 feet behind me and he asked me if I had any money,” said Broyles.

Broyles obtained an Idaho concealed weapons permit in 2014. He said he pulled out his gun.

“I pushed my daughter back, pulled out my weapon, cocked it and aimed it at him,” said Broyles.

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office said Broyles had every right to defend himself with equal or greater force, especially if he felt his life was in danger. The same rule applied in the State of Washington.

This story touches my heart so much because of my niece, who is 4. I am blessed to have her living with me, and I would do anything to protect her. To me, people like Shannon Watts are not just a threat to our liberty, they are a threat to my ability to defend myself and loved ones. And, I agree with Bob Owens completely in his characterization of Watts, Bloomberg and their cohorts.

Anthony Broyles thinks that the men intended to likely kidnap his daughter. The men were presumably prepared to kill Broyles, knowing that a father wouldn’t give up his child without a fight.

I’ll leave you to contempt why two grown men might want a two-year-old girl.

Shannon Watts, the founder of Michael Bloomberg’s Moms Demand Action/Everytown gun cult, doesn’t want Mr. Broyles or you to be able to defend your family with firearms.

She would rather have read about Anthony Broyles being found dead on the pavement at Higgins Point along Lake Coeur d’Alene, and the urgent search for a young girl who had been kidnapped after watching her father murdered, who was likely to die herself after being brutalized in unimaginable ways.

This former Marine’s armed defense of himself and his daughter are the last thing Shannon Watts wants. Incidents of armed self-defense like this, which happen hundreds of thousands to millions of times every year, ruin the narrative she is trying to create that firearms aren’t needed.

Watts would prefer that you remain unarmed and defenseless in the face of home invaders, armed robbers, kidnappers, child rapists, abusive ex-spouses, and tyrannical governments alike. She has her own cadre of armed security guards, but you… you aren’t as worthy of protection as this wealthy public relations executive and former Democratic party campaign consultant.

You don’t deserve to be protected. You deserve to be controlled.

At least, that’s what the deranged mommy cult thinks.

Someone asked me recently why I a writing so often about gun rights, self-defense, and those that would disarm us. Stories like this are why, and people like Shannon Watts are why.

 

Homeless man attacks the wrong man

He was, it would seem looking for that next “high” and attacked a man who simply refused to give him money.

Orange County deputies were called to a 7-Eleven on the 800 block of Lee Road near Interstate 4 around 5 a.m. Sunday in reference to a shooting.

Once at the scene, deputies found a homeless man in his late 20s in the parking lot with a gunshot wound to the chest.

Investigators said the man who was shot had approached a customer at the store, only identified as a man in his 40s, and asked for money.

When the customer said he had no money and tried to leave, deputies said the man who asked for money began punching the customer in his vehicle, at which point the customer pulled out a handgun and shot him in the chest.

According to the sheriff’s office, the shooter walked back into the store, told the clerk to call police and stayed at the scene until deputies arrived.

Investigators spent hours gathering evidence and said the shooting was justified based on surveillance video footage from the store.

Sad to see anyone lose their life, but when you violently attack an innocent person, making them fear for their life…………… It is fortunate the incident was caught on tape, that proved, it seems, to the police that the shooting was justified. As was this self-defense shooting near Atlanta

The David Frums of the world can mock the idea that people defend themselves with firearms regularly, and groups of Statists like Bloomberg flunkies Moms Demand Action can lie and spin stats, but the fact is this, hundreds of thousands, if not millions of Americans use firearms in self-defense every year. The fact is that guns are used far more for good than for bad. And yes, that includes the good times they account for at the range. Yes, shooting IS fun, and of course, increases our proficiency which might save our life one day. That is why I shoot, to have fun, and to train. Here is the latest edition of Colion Noir’s show. Episode 4 Why We Shoot”

When will Liberals retire their stale talking points about guns?

I fully expect the Left to continue their war on guns and on self-defense as well. They are never sated in their quest to control people. And, I fully expect them to continue to make up stats and tell bad-faced lies about guns and gun owners, I mean it is not like they can rely on facts is it? But for God’s sake can they at least make up some new lies rather than beating the same tired, worn out talking points?

Hillary “What difference at this point does it make” Clinton, has spoken on guns.

Hillary Clinton told an audience of mental health professionals on Tuesday that the United States needs to rein in its gun culture or risk a world where insignificant disagreements could lead to shootings.

Asked about the mental health aspects of guns, Clinton said “I think we’ve got to rein in what has become an almost article faith that anybody can have a gun, anywhere, anytime. I don’t believe that is in the best interest of the vast majority of people.”

“We really have got to get our arms around it because at the rate we are going, we are going to have so many people with guns everywhere fully licensed, fully validated,” Clinton said, painting a picture of a country where small annoyances could lead to shootings.

Clinton, whose comments came during the question and answer portion at the end of her appearance, said because “we are living at a time when there is so much external stimulation and some much internal confusion in certain people,” it would be a bad idea to let people “go to bars with guns, let them go to schools with guns, let them go to church with guns.”

But Clinton also gave an olive branch to gun owners, adding “I think you can say that and still support the right of people to own guns.”

Sorry, I almost fell asleep reading that. Good grief, is the Left STILL trying to sell the “Wild West shootouts” and “blood in the streets” lies? There is simply NO, I mean NO statistical data that supports Hillary’s specious claims. Everything, not counting the “facts” the gun grabbers make up of course proves that violent crime goes DOWN when concealed carry laws, or stand your ground laws are passed. Yes, I know, the Left tries to say that homicide rates increase after stand your ground laws are passed. However, they leave out that it is justifiable homicides A.K.A. self-defense cases that go up. There are no Wild West scenarios, and the number of defensive gun uses outnumber the number of criminal uses of guns. Sorry, Hillary, but the “science” here? It really is settled. Now, for goodness sake, stop telling your irresponsible lies, or at the very least be more original and make up new, fresh lies. Yes, we will still blow holes in these new lies, but at least we will have some variety for a change.

In this edition of You Picked the Wrong House……………

Once again, guns used to protect the innocent. Paging David Frum

A Sacramento widow asked her brother to move into her home after it had previously been burglarized, and so when two thugs came to rob them shortly after midnight on Sunday, the brother and sister were ready:

Police say that two teens were shot dead after being confronted by an occupant of the home they allegedly tried to burglarize.

“It’s happened before, so she’s pretty shaken up about the incident that’s been going on,” said a neighbor who didn’t want to be identified.

According to the Sacramento Police Department, officers were called to the 1000 block of Arcade Boulevard around 12:18 a.m. Sunday for a robbery in progress. Once at the scene, however, officers found that two young men had been shot dead.

“Last night I heard a bang, bang, bang. And then within a minute, there were cops everywhere,” said the neighbor.