Armed citizen saves officer from ambush attacker! The Cult of Gun Control hardest hit

This is a story that will give the Shannon Watts and Michael Bloombergs of the world hives

An Arizona trooper trying to help a motorist in a rollover crash was shot in an ambush-style attack by a random suspect, who was then fatally shot by a Good Samaritan driving by.

The trooper with the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) was at a traffic stop when he received a report about a driver whose car was shot at near a median at milepost 81 on Interstate 10, reported ABC15, an ABC affiliate in Arizona.

The trooper left the traffic stop to investigate this call when he came across a rollover crash and saw that a woman had been ejected from the wreckage.

When the trooper began working to block lanes, a suspect came from an unknown direction and “ambushed” him, according to DPS.

The suspect shot him at least once in the chest-shoulder area and fought the trooper to the ground.

A passerby saw the fight unfolding and stopped to render aid to the trooper, who asked for help.

However, the suspect ignored the Good Samaritan’s orders to stop attacking the trooper.

That’s when the passerby went to his car, grabbed a gun and fatally shot the suspect, reported ABC15.

DPS said the injured trooper, who has been with the department for 27 years, was taken to an area hospital, where he was awaiting surgery. He is in stable condition.

This, good guy with a gun, saved this officer from almost certain death. And, no this is not the first time an armed citizen has helped an officer in distress. Of course, the gun control extremists will deny any such events ever take place, just as they deny Americans use firearms hundreds of thousands of times annually for self-defense. And yes, yes, armed good guys have stopped several mass shootings which is highly remarkable, since over 98% of mass shootings occur in “gun free zones”.

The facts are the facts ,and those facts are very clear in the gun control debate. Disarming citizens does nothing to reduce crime. Neither do gun free zones, in fact they aid only evil doers.The sad fact is this. The Cult of Gun Control cares more about disarming the law abiding than reducing violent crime. To them, Americans exercising their natural rights is the true danger because that flies in the face of the Left’s dream of a Collectivist Utopia

Noted Gun Control Cultist sets new record for number of lies in one paragraph

The Left does not hold the truth as a value, Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action gord one step farther. She worships at the Altar of Falsehoods In her op-ed for Teen Vogue for example

In her op-ed, Watts advises young women to hate the NRA for keeping American lawmakers ever-reminded of their oath to uphold and defend the United States Constitution which includes the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.

In part because America has something else no other developed nation has: a gun lobby that pushes for extreme “guns everywhere” policies while lobbying against common-sense gun laws. The National Rifle Association — which used to be an organization of sportsmen and hunters — boasts some of the most powerful lobbyists in America, working to pad the pockets of gun manufacturers by fighting even modest efforts to close loopholes in our gun laws. As a result, dangerous people are able to get their hands on guns — no questions asked.

Hmmm, guns everywhere? If Watts means the NRA supports the Constitutionally protected natural right to carry arms for self-defense she is right. She hates that right and she hates to talk about the number of times guns are used by law-abiding Americans to defend themselves annually. The lies keep coming and Bob owens does a good job at setting the record straight go read it all

The ideal of Gun Free Zones fails again

Bad people, thugs, terrorists, the mentally deranged all walk right through useless gun laws, and commit heinous acts. Acts which are made easier because of those same useless laws. Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is just the latest Bob Owens nails it

The killer managed to kill five and wound six (earlier claims said there were eight wounded) with his low-capacity handgun. He loaded the gun in the airport, and reloaded it twice during the attack. He shot all his ammunition, and then when his gun ran dry, he set it down and waited to be arrested.

Clearly, limits on magazine capacity do not work. The magazines for his gun only holds 7 or 8 rounds. It comes with one 7 round and one eight round magazine. He then bought a spare.

His victims were utterly defenseless, denied even pocket knives to defend themselves by the TSA’s silly security theater.

Dr. John Lott has crunched the numbers at the Crime Prevention Research Center, revealing that so-called “gun free zones” (and Florida’s baggage claim areas are presently “gun free” for everyone except terrorists, criminals, and the mentally ill) are by far the targets of choice for mass killers.

98.4% of all mass shootings since 1950 have occurred in these areas.

How many have to die? How long until the Left stops trying everything they can to disarm good people? How long until they grasp that dying disarmed is not morally superior to at least having the best option to defend yourself?

Your Self-Defense Stories of the Day

First to Georgia via Bearing Arms

A convenience store clerk in Cartersville (GA) retreated to the back of the store when he saw a pair of armed robbers enter the store. He retreated into a back area of the store with five customers and tried to shut the door, only to come eye-to-eye with one the the armed thugs.

It then became a contest of who was going to be faster and more accurate.

The clerk, James, said there were 5 people in the back of the store playing video games before the shooting happened. He said he saw two men walk in wearing masks and they were armed. According to James, he jumped in the back room and tried to shut the door, but one of the men was trying to push it open from the other side.

“We were about a foot apart looking one another in the eyes. I knew he was fixing to start shooting, or I thought he was, so I reached around the door and shot him,” James told FOX 5.

James said he fired three shots and the intruders fired four.

Police said one of the masked men was hit. When investigators arrived, the man was found dead just outside the front door of the store.

Police said the other man took off with the cash register and a getaway driver in a dark colored SUV with temporary tags. Police are still looking for them.
Customers and other employees said they’re relieved James wasn’t hurt.

“We’re just thankful he’s okay and we just don’t tolerate people coming in and trying to take things from us,” said Clara Mullinax, a clerk at the store.

Of course the Cult of Gun Control would make it far tougher for citizens to carry, and own firearms for self-defense, and I wonder how this story ends if they had their desired statist laws in place?

In Milwaukee a man walking his dog was targeted by two thugs, luckily for him, he was armed

A man walking his dog Tuesday night near his home shot two people who tried to rob him, killing one and wounding the other.

Deonte M. Thomas, 17, of Milwaukee was shot to death and his 18-year-old companion was wounded, police said. The 36-year-old man had a concealed-carry permit.

The incident happened about 10 p.m. in the 6500 block of W. Euclid Ave. when the two robbers were driving around looking for a possible victim, Ald. Mark Borkowski said.

“Obviously these people picked the wrong person, but not everyone has concealed carry,” Borkowski said Wednesday. “We all get a sense of security because it’s our neighborhood, but we have to be diligent.”

Ah, diligence, situational awareness, these things save lives, as does being responsibly armed.

Finally to Houston, where a thug with a shotgun was shot and killed by the owner of the store he was trying to rob

A young man whose family convenience store had been a target for criminals since it opened gunned down a robber this weekend when the man threatened his sister.

Usman Seth, 20, of Houston, said the night had been uneventful before the gunman burst in around 10pm Friday.

The robber had a shotgun, and threatened Seth’s sister at the cash register

‘I wanted to make the threat go away,’ Seth told the Houston Chronicle.

He says his father handed him a 9mm Smith & Wesson handgun and he opened fire.

‘My family – their lives – were in my hands,’ he said. ‘I had to protect them.’

He managed to hit the robber in the man’s leg, but the masked man returned fire.

‘He kept threatening us,’ Seth told reporters.

As the gunfight continued, the robber positioned himself beside a Dr. Pepper cooler.

Finally Seth was able to hit him again, eventually killing the man.

Since the shooting, the thugs family has threatened the store owners

However, Seth said the man’s brother came to the store Saturday morning and threatened to take revenge by murdering the family.

Seth’s father, also named Usman Seth, 59, said he worries the family will have peace after this.

‘We are continuously getting threats from them,’ he said.

I am sure he was a “good boy” who did not “deserve” to be shot. How many times do we hear those lines from the families of thugs? I understand the family hurting and mourning. But, blaming a store owner for defending his families lives? That is something no reasonable person can ever grasp. And actually threatening these people for defending themselves? There can be no justification for such behavior

Some people fell out of the Stupid Tree and hit every branch on the way down

And this asshat is one of them. Bob Owens has the scoop 

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: idiocy by open carriers who seem to delight in terrifying the public are doing a wonderful job of turning people against us.

A man sitting on his front porch holding what appears to be a rifle, right across the street from an elementary school. It’s a sight that has parents in Wichita concerned.

The Wichita School District said it’s aware of the situation but adds, the man isn’t doing anything illegal. Now, that man is saying this is all just a misunderstanding.

Ashley Badders’ daughter attends Kelly Elementary School in Wichita. When she saw a picture on social media of a man holding a gun on his front porch right across from the school, she told her daughter not to walk by that house anymore.

“I don’t know what anyone else would get from his sitting on the porch with that gun,” Badders said. “What is the reason? I mean, these are fifth grade kids and under.”

The picture spread on social media, claiming the man had a problem with people parking by his driveway. But that man, who only wants to be identified as Kyle, said that’s not entirely true. He said parking is a problem in this neighborhood at times, but that’s not the reason he had his gun.

“Didn’t feel like I was bothering anybody,” Kyle said. “I am a hunter, I do like to hunt and I just wanted to sit on my front porch with my gun, I didn’t think that was a big deal.”

Good Freaking Grief! What a loser! I have never really felt compelled to sit on my front porch, or in my front yard with any of my firearms. Honestly, who does that? Owens unloads on Mr. Creepster

Normal, well-adjusted people do not sit across from elementary schools terrifying parents and children with rifles. Kyle’s sole purpose is to clearly intimidate people as much as he can within the law, and he’s clearly doing a bang-up job. Kyle has apparently done this on more than one occasion, and admits he cursed at woman who committed the cardinal sin of momentarily blocking his driveway.

Kyle and idiots like him are the reason reasonable people who’ve not given the issue of firearms a lot of thought either way end up turning passionately against them because of public displays like this which are clearly meant to intimidate.

Well said. To me some people simply deserve, well

Thoughts on Japan

Animal Magnetism is a great blog, and it proprietor is a thoughtful man. He has been to Japan several times, and offers some thoughts

I like Japan.  I like the food, the folks, the scenery.  I enjoy the porcelain beauty of so many young Japanese women and I enjoy the strong undercurrent of politeness and consideration that pervades the culture.

I’ve had some memorable adventures in Japan.  It’s a place where you can walk down a dark side street on a Friday night with little or no worries, a few neighborhoods in Tokyo excepted.  Some of my best adventures in Japan have started in just this way; some aimless wanderings in a new town that led to a great little local watering hole or restaurant.  One of these, some years back, was Koharu – “Spring Nights” in English.  Koharu is a little bar in Kusatsu, Shiga Prefecture, that in 2009 was run by three ladies (I’m guessing) in their early to mid 60s.  My friend Paul and I hung out there a lot, and the Mama-sans loved us.

With all that said, though; I could never live in Japan.  I’m too deeply and irretrievable American, a red-state American at that, to willfully put up with a lot of things Japanese folks take for granted.  Now the Japanese people have the right to choose the government that suits them and they have done so, and I would be the last to say they should change that to suit the whims of Americans, just as I would be the last to say Americans should change our way of life to suit anyone from another country.  But the Japanese culture and still rather unquestioning acceptance of authority has led to some policies that I could not and would not abide.  Among them:

Refusal of the right of armed self-defense. This is not and has not been an issue in Japan, not the least of reasons is their crime rate, which in most places is so low as to be nearly non-existent.  But Japan is a culturally and racially homogenous society, and what’s more a culture that places great value on conformity, on respect for authority, on blending in.  The United States is very different.  America was born in armed rebellion, the exact opposite of respect for authority; Americans today are fractious, rebellious and quarrelsome.  As evidence witness our recently concluded Presidential campaign and its aftermath.  Americans, by and large, favor our right to armed defense, a right defined in the Constitution by men who had just led a citizen’s army to defeat the world’s dominant superpower of the day.

There’s a lot to be said about Japan.  But it’s a very non-libertarian society.  I like the place and would gladly return to visit, or to work, for a while.

But live in Japan?  No

There is more to check out, I, having never visited Japan, would say I would also never live anywhere where the right to self-defense is not protected, as it is in America. Which is also why I would never live in the People’s Republics of New Joisey, New York, Marxifornia, Taxachusetts, Illinois, Maryland or any other state that restricts the right to bear arms, which yes, does absolutely equate to stomping on the right of self-defense.

Of course visiting Japan would be something I could enjoy. For obvious reasons

Who needs “high-capacity magazines”?

One of the favorite talking points of the Cult of Gun Control is to say no one “needs” high capacity magazines. Well, Mr. Owens has another view, one based in reality

A home owner in Cleveland managed to go at least two-for-three against a trio of armed home invaders Monday, night sending one fleeing for his life, one to the hospital, and another one to the morgue.

One person is dead, another injured and a third person missing after a home invasion in Cleveland early Monday.

The 911 Communications Center received a call on Monday at 12:01 a.m. regarding shots fired at Springbrook Apartments, 2360 Blackburn Road.

Cleveland Police Department officers responded to apartment #93 where they found a deceased male, identified as Adam Johnson, 18.

Facing three armed home invaders with seven, or ten bullets is not very practical is it? Yet, the Cult of Gun Control still pushes for “reasonable” laws that limit the capacity of magazines. They also push for “assault weapon” bans which would take AR-15’s, which are ideal for home defense away.  Such laws will not help a home-owner defend their life, such laws will, instead, severely hamstring them.

Home invasion crews numbering 3-5 or even more suspects are relatively common, and in most of these instances, each and every suspect is armed with some kind of weapon, typically a handgun.

While shotguns are devastating at short range, they typically suffer from low on-board ammo capacity of 5-8 rounds, leaving a home owner in a precarious position when fighting a group of home invaders.

Handguns are much less powerful than shotguns. We’ve had two shootings we’ve covered at Bearing Arms this week where officers fired at suspects seven times and eight times (respectively) before the individual the officer fired upon went down. If it takes a moderately well-trained police officer 7 or 8 shots to knock down a perceived threat, then how many rounds do you think you may need to defeat an entire home invasion crew composed of 3-5 individuals?

Suddenly, those standard capacity magazines holding 15-19 bullets common to many handguns don’t look like they’re carrying any extra ammunition. The 30-round magazines common to many carbines seems incredibly reasonable when you look at the context of an individual fighting to defend his family against an entire home invasion crew.

Bob Owens has it right. Taking viable self-defense options away from the law-abiding will only aid thugs intent on doing harm to innocent people.