Obama’s VA To Vets: If You’re Late Paying Your Bills, We’ll Declare You Incompetent And Take Your Guns Away

VA To Veterans: If You’re Late Paying Bills, We Will Prohibit You From Ever Owning A Firearm – Michael Connelly

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Since I wrote the article titled “Disarming America’s Heroes” I have been inundated with emails and phone calls from veterans and the families of veterans. The horror stories I am hearing are proof that the VA and the Obama administration have launched an all out assault on the Constitutional rights of our nation’s wounded warriors and other veterans.

Veterans are being declared incompetent not because they have a serious mental illness that makes them a danger to themselves or others, but because they have a physical disability resulting from their service in the armed forces or because they simply let their spouses pay the family bills.

If veterans have minor issues with PTSD, have expressed that they are depressed sometimes, or even in the case of Vietnam veterans admit that they are getting older and sometimes forget to pay their bills on time, the bureaucrats at the VA will seek to declare them incompetent. (I am a 65 year old veteran and often forget where I put my car keys, does that make me incompetent to handle my own financial affairs and even worse mean that I can’t own a firearm?) According to the VA it apparently does.

All of this has resulted in America’s heroes being declared incompetent by a process that blatantly violates their rights to due process under the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution. Then, for reasons that have not been explained these same veterans are also being denied their Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.

Many of the veterans I have heard from were initially both scared because of what was happening to them, and hurt because it is their own government that is causing this fear. After all, when they joined the military they signed a blank check to their country to defend it and its Constitution even if it cost them their lives. Yet, now their own government is turning on them and taking from them the very Constitutional rights they fought to preserve.

However, now something else is happening; the fear and betrayal that these veterans felt is turning to anger. Their training and instincts as warriors is coming forth and they are once again prepared to fight for their rights and the rights of other Americans. I think that the Obama administration has picked a fight with the wrong dog. Veterans are fighting back.

As Executive Director of the United States Justice Foundation (www.usjf.net) I am committed to helping these veterans and protecting their Constitutional rights. We are putting together a top notch legal team that is already exploring several potential avenues including administrative procedures and a class action lawsuit.

It will be a huge undertaking since we have veterans who have just received the letter telling them that the VA is considering declaring them incompetent, veterans who have already been declared incompetent and lost their Second Amendment Rights, and even veterans who have gotten the incompetence ruling reversed, but are still blacklisted when it comes to buying firearms. There will be no charge to any veterans or their families that we represent. We will raise the money to finance our efforts from private sources.

There are those detractors who claim that the letter from the VA is not real even though several reporters have contacted me and said they have talked to representatives of the VA and it is confirmed that it is sending out these letters. The VA apparently downplays this by saying it is not a big deal. I suggest that to the veterans who are losing their rights it is a very big deal and we intend to join them in the fight.

If you are a veteran or have a friend or family member who is a veteran and has received one of these letters or already been declared incompetent, please contact me and the USJF. We intend to come out swinging. Our veterans deserve nothing less.

Michael Connelly, Constitutional Attorney and United States Army Veteran

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Georgia Governor Nathan Deal Signs Bill Into Law Allowing Guns In Churches, Bars And School Zones

Georgia Gov. Signs Bill Allowing Guns In Churches, Bars, And School Zones – CNS

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law Wednesday a bill that expands gun rights in the state to allow weapons in government buildings, bars, places of worship, and school zones under certain circumstances.

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Under House Bill 60, also known as the Safe Carry Protection Act of 2014, school districts will get to decide whether to allow authorized personnel to carry weapons within school safety zones under certain circumstances.

In addition, church leaders will be able to decide whether to allow licensed gun owners to bring weapons into their place of worship. The law also removes fingerprinting requirements for renewal licenses.

The National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action called the bill the “most comprehensive pro-gun bill in state history.”

Deal, who characterized himself as a staunch defender of the Second Amendment, said the measure “will protect the constitutional rights of Georgians who have gone through a background check to legally obtain a Georgia Weapons Carry License.”

“Roughly 500,000 Georgia citizens have a permit of this kind, which is approximately 5 percent of our population,” Deal said in a press release. “License holders have passed background checks and are in good standing with the law. This law gives added protections to those who have played by the rules – and who can protect themselves and others from those who don’t play by the rules.”

“Our nation’s founders put the right to bear arms on par with freedom of speech and freedom of religion. Georgians cherish their Second Amendment rights, and this law embodies those values,” he added.

Executive Director Pia Carusone of Americans for Responsible Solutions, which lobbied against the bill, called it “extremism in action.”

“It moves Georgia out of the mainstream,” Carusone said. “Since the Georgia House first passed this expansive legislation, thousands of Georgians and tens of thousands of Americans have said loud and clear that they are tired of the gun lobby advancing its extreme agenda at the expense of their families’ safety.”

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More Left-Wing anti-gun bias from the media

Via Bearing Arms

WFSB reporter Kate Rayner was quick to dramatically label a defensive gun use in Hartford, Connecticut as an example of “some serious road rage” in her heavily biased video report.

Even the slightly more measured print report was constructed in such a way as to clearly show disdain for the actions of a man who saved his life with a handgun:

A homeowner who shot a driver this morning will not face charges.

Police say the shooting happened around 2 a.m. on Newberry Street in Hartford. The homeowner was trying to pull into his driveway, when two other drivers blocking the way, refused to move their vehicles.

Following a verbal altercation, officials say one of the drivers pointed a gun at the homeowner. The homeowner, reached for his own gun and fired first.

Police say the homeowner is a licensed gun owner, and he will not face charges.

The driver who was shot was taken to the hospital for treatment. According to police, both he and the other driver were arrested.

Law enforcement agrees that the homeowner who shot in self-defense was entirely in the right, and that the two jerks blocking the road were entirely in the wrong.

That seems to matter little to WFSB, who seem entirely apoplectic that a citizen dared defend his life with a firearm.

Road rage? Road rage? Really lady? I think the intellectually honest words you should use are self-defense

Anti-Gun Propaganda Graphic Proves That Leftists Are Ignorant Boobs When It Comes To Firearms

Why Democrats Can’t Be Trusted On Gun Issues In One Amazing Graphic – Independent Journal Review

A graphic meant to inspire anti-gun sentiment instead raised a lot of laughter and ridicule from gun-owners, as they noticed the image bearing the name and logo of the “Everytown for Gun Safety” Bloomberg funded-group has a pretty ignorant blunder in it:

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What do you think a knowledgeable gun owner would say about this?

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*VIDEOS* America’s Sheriffs: The Thin, Blue Line Between Your 2nd Amendment Right And The Federal Dictatorship


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FRANK TOMLANOVICH, JEFF RICKABY, KENNY MARKS AND SCOTT CELELLO

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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!

Eric Holder worst AG ever?

Bearing Arms has an update on another aspect of how disastrous Fast and Furious was

Let me be clear: Operation Fast and Furious was never about trying to interdict and take down drug cartels. It was thought to have been about providing some small bit of truth to the 90-percent lie told by Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Eric Holder, in order to justify another attempt at a federal “assault weapon” ban.

There were no mechanisms at all to track the thousands of firearms that straw purchasers and low-level smugglers—at least some of whom were federal government informants—bought in the United States and then smuggled back across the border to arm narco-terrorists.

New reports now prove that in addition to the 300+ deaths caused by Fast and Furious guns south of the border, guns are now flowing back northward as cartels extend their reach northward across a border that the federal government refuses to defend:

Smugglers from Arizona being monitored through the U.S. government’s Operation Fast and Furious helped supply firearms to a gun-trafficking ring led by officials in Columbus, N.M., according to court documents.

Court documents also provide additional details on the extent of the Columbus conspirators’ involvement with Mexican drug traffickers and La Linea enforcers of the Carrillo Fuentes drug cartel.

According to one of the court documents, Border Patrol agents looking for a stolen vehicle stopped Blas Gutierrez, a former Columbus Village trustee, and Miguel Carrillo, a gun straw purchaser, in Columbus on Jan. 14, 2010. The two men, who were later convicted in the federal case against 11 Columbus conspirators, were not arrested that day.

The Border Patrol agents who stopped Gutierrez and Carrillo reported that they had found eight firearms inside the 2004 Nissan, including three Romarm Cugir pistols, two Ruger P345 pistols and three Fabrique National de Herstal pistols.

An investigation later determined that the three Fabrique Nationale de Herstal pistols had been purchased Jan. 9, 2010 in Arizona by Jaime Avila, one of the arms-trafficking conspiracy ringleaders who was being monitored by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) as part of Operation Fast and Furious. Avila was one of the main suspects in the ATF’s centerpiece case for Fast and Furious.

The court document stated that the three Romarm Cugir pistols found on Gutierrez and Carrillo that day “were bought (on) an unlisted date by another straw purchaser identified as Uriel Patino, also of Phoenix.” Patino was another ATF target in Operation Fast and Furious. Patino was a co-defendant with Jaime Avila.

And yes, I agree with Bob Owens, this WAS about getting more gun control laws passed. Think about that, I do not care what your opinion of guns is, just think about that.

When The Tyrant Screams And Nobody Listens (Robert Gehl)

When The Tyrant Screams And Nobody Listens – Robert Gehl

If a government passes a law, and nobody obeys, what is that government to do?

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When Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) signed the “toughest assault weapons legislation in the nation” last year, his administration estimated between 372,000 and 400,000 firearms would be registered and about 2 million magazines that hold more than ten rounds.

The registration requirement kicked in on Jan. 1 – more than four months ago.

To date, about 50,000 “assault weapons” have been registered – less than 15 percent – and only 38,000 “high-capacity” magazines have been registered – or about 2 percent.

This has liberals – led by the leftist Hartford Courant – in a rage. In a Valentine’s Day editorial, the newspaper said state police should comb the state and federal background check databases to find those millions of scofflaws and… well, arrest them.

The Courant doesn’t say this outright, they argue that the state should find these people, but since violating the new law is a felony, and “felonies cannot go unenforced.”

“A Class D felony calls for a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $5,000 fine. Even much lesser penalties or probation would mar a heretofore clean record and could adversely affect, say, the ability to have a pistol permit,” they write. “if you want to disobey the law, you should be prepared to face the consequences.

What the newspaper is afraid to call for outright is the imprisonment of tens of thousands of gun and high-capacity magazine owners in the state. Throw them in prison for merely owning a weapon or magazine.

Luckily, Gov. Malloy is a little brighter than the good people at the Courant. Sending state troopers descending on thousands of gun owners can not end well. Some folks – even folks in Connecticut – are inclined to believe their Second Amendment Right is inalienable and would react rather negatively if somebody attempted to disarm them.

So that’s out. What about threatening them with criminal charges? That’s out too. The new law already classifies them as felons and they don’t seem to mind.

So what is Malloy likely to do? Nothing. Pretend the law doesn’t even exist and try to move on. Of course, this just proves what we’ve already known: tyrants are toothless against an armed and educated populace.

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I hate it when gun control opponents knowingly lie

Yes, even when they are in the military. Case in point Lt. Col. Robert Bateman, who wrote pack of lies and distortions after the recent Ft. Hood shootings

What is not working, as Secretary Hagel formulated it, is America’s gun culture. All of these mass shootings took place with privately owned weapons purchased without any sort of serious screening or taken from their rightful owners — a mother or a father, by theft or murder. In essence, you can be a complete and total nutcase and acquire a gun pretty easily. You can even purchase one yourself, provided you do not have a criminal record. Or if you have an IQ over 70 and can drive yourself to a gun show, you can buy one there even if you do have a criminal record.* No matter what, you can have a gun. Period.

Purchased without ANY serious screening? An FBI background check is not serious? Give us a break. As far as a mad man murdering to get a gun, or stealing one, I do not know what Col. Bateman would suggest, well besides trampling American’s inherent right to own guns, which, of course would do nothing but raise the number of violent crimes. Of course, Bateman has to throw in the bogus :gun show loophole lie, as all good gun control types do. The fact is if you are a licensed firearms dealer, you MUST, under federal law, run  background check, and Bateman damn well knows that.

This is not, nor should it be, about “American soldiers should carry guns on post.” I guarantee that some lunatics will propose that, claiming that soldiers on military posts always used to have guns on post but that they were “disarmed” by this president or that one. No, the fact is that American soldiers, sailors, and marines never carried their military weapons on post except when training, with the exception of the military police.

No one has suggested any such thing. No one, I repeat NO ONE has suggested soldiers carry their “military weapons on base. WE have suggested, we including survivors of the first Ft. Hood shooting, have suggested that soldiers with concealed carry permits be able to carry their PERSONAL firearms on base. Another lie but Bateman has more

Last month I was traveling, in part with my wife and daughter, and I began to notice something. There were a lot more concealed weapons there than I remember seeing before. Four times in the space of just a few days I noticed men carrying pistols under their shirts, in restaurants, stores, and even in a children’s play area of a shopping mall. This craze, which seems new to me because I have been serving overseas for so long, is taking place not just on the streets or in bars,** but in family restaurants and places where we all shop. So that is a part of the solution.

Bateman must have X-Ray vision. I mean he can see things that are concealed What a great super power he has. It goes great with his ability to fabricate “facts”.

What we need to dois make owning guns impractical for everyone. The simple solution for this is not a new law or judicial ruling. It is “voting” with our wallets.

I started to do it last week when I was in a nice seafood restaurant that had food that was so good I was thinking of writing it up and also telling my friends about the place. As an out-of-the-way joint, they could certainly use the free publicity, though they certainly pulled in their share of locals for a blustery Sunday morning. Then I saw the guns.

He saw the “guns”? Doe she mean he saw random guns wondering around the parking lot? Or maybe he used that X-Ray vision super power again, or maybe he is simply a liar.

Nope, not going to do it, I decided on the spot. And I am also not going to bring my kids or my wife in there ever again until they decide that guns are not allowed in their restaurant. And that, friends, is the solution. Not confrontation with the gun owners, not legislation by politicians beholden to the big money of the NRA, just a simple statement to the owners and managers of every store, every chain, every restaurant where you see somebody carrying a concealed weapon: “I am never coming back to this store until you ban guns on your property.”

Well, any business can choose for itself, but really now, a serious question for Col. Bateman. How many times has a person with a permit to carry concealed gone mad and shot up a mall, restaurant, or park? Go ahead and look that up Mr. Bateman, I can wait. The fact is that type of thing DOES NOT HAPPEN. But there are plenty of examples of people, intent on doing evil, arming themselves ILEGALLY and walking right past the “guns banned here” signs Bateman calls for. I have three words for Lt. Col. Bateman, they fit perfectly. Stuck on Stupid!

The fact is that violent crime does not rise, and usually decreases in states with concealed carry. Another fact is that guns are used more often, FAR more often in self defense, than to commit some heinous act. As well, ten of millions of Americans own guns, and never do anything wrong with those guns, and again, many of them DO defend themselves with their firearms. Likewise millions of Americans with concealed carry permits never cause any harm, yet the gun control zealots wish to smear them anyway. And finally, I trust a soldier with a carry permit far more than I trust a zealot like Lt. Col. Bateman

Range Report and why picking up a new gun can cost you

Took my S&W M&P 9MM to the range today, and put 150 rounds through it. And, all 150 were in the 8-10 rings  and 138 hit in the 9 or 10. It was nice, as I was the only one on the short side (15 yard) of the range, so I just locked in and had fun. 

I have watched some reviews on the M&P and some of those are really tough on this gun’s trigger, one even called it awful. Sorry, I do not agree with that. It is a very good trigger to me. When I first fired the gun it took a bit to really “get” the trigger, it felt a bit light at first, but after 100 rounds or so, I really like this trigger. This gun is a joy to shoot, recoil is minimal, so firing rapidly and staying accurate is a breeze. My last 14 shots, were from 5 yards and I just ripped them as fast as I could, and all found the 9-10 rings. Of course, gun opinions and opinions about triggers are subjective, so what I like, others might not, but how anyone bashes this trigger system escapes me. Here is my target

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OK, let me clear up the dangerous part of the title. After I had finished, I went back in the pro shop to return my eyes and ears, and pick up some solvent since my Rem Oil is about used up. I bought some Break Free CLP if you want to know. I used to use Hoppes 9 but that stuff tears up my hands, but anyway, back to the danger of picking up a new gun.

As I was waiting to pay for my cleaner, I was talking to one of the guys that run the place, and in the gun case right in front of me was a Ruger SR 40 C. I asked if I could see it and let me say, it felt so good in my hand, light, and very ergonomic and the trigger is supposed to be one of the very best. So, that is the danger, now I want one, and they run between $450 and $500, so it is an affordable semi-auto. It comes with a 9 round mag, and a 15 round mag as well. With the 10 round mag it is a good carry size. By the way I just corrected the mag sizes, I had previously listed the 9MM mag capacities, 10, and 17 my mistake

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and it also comes, for more money of course in a TALO edition, which really looks sharp. Do I “need” another gun? No, but man I like this one

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Parasite calls homeowners shooting intruders “vigilantes” accuses them of creating “free-fire zones”

Maybe he should encourage thugs not to assault innocent homeowners?

In recent months more Detroit homeowners have taken matters into their own hands, shooting suspected intruders on-site and, in some cases, killing them.
 
For example, three cases of homeowners shooting suspected intruders have been reported in the past five weeks. 

In early March, a 17-year-old was fatally shot outside a home on Penrod Street. On March 25, a homeowner with a valid concealed weapons license fatally shot two suspected intruders at his home on Dexter. Earlier this week a homeowner shot two suspected intruders, killing a 15-year-old

In those cases, the homeowners are not facing charges. 

Ron Scott of the Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality believes in self defense but says these “vigilantees” have gone too far. 

“Certainly people have a right to defend themselves in their home but they do not have a right to make it a free-fire zone, and the chief, or his spokesperson, should never put that in the minds of people. We must operate not on the basis of fear but on the basis of understanding and how we as a community can come together to stop the violence,” he says.

This idiot really ought to read the definition of vigilante is. And what the heck he means by “free-fire zones” is beyond me. Basically he is demonizing anyone who uses deadly force to defend their lives as lawless killers. And he can flap his gums about “fear” and “understanding” all day long, but the only people responsible for these shootings are the thugs who decided they were entitled to break in people’s homes and threaten their lives.

Here is more about Ron Scott that explains his pro-criminal bias. From his bio at Huff PO

Ron Scott was a member of the Detroit Chapter of the Black Panther Party and has been actively involved on the ground level here in Detroit and across the nation over 40 years fighting for the human rights of people of color. He is a member of the Boggs Center Board, an active member of Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality, a Detroit Community organizer/activist and co-host a radio show here in Detroit.

At the Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality website there are some links to some interesting sites, including one to  “Free Mumia” a heinous cop killer who the far Left has embraced. You can read them all here Lots of the links are old and no longer work, and the site itself was last updated in 2012. Maybe Scott is just searching for some publicity so he can get back in the race pimping game?

 

*VIDEO* Bill Whittle: Disarming The Warriors


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Sig Sauer sues useless government agency

Well, I ought to be more specific I suppose. Since many government agencies are pretty much useless, or at least bloated and wasteful. In this case the ATF is being sued by Sig, as Bob Owens reports

This is the Sig Sauer MPX, a modern submachine gun designed for military and law enforcement use, or in semi-automatic form, available for purchase as an NFA item as a SBR (short barreled rifle).

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Thanks to the Hughes Amendment to the Firearm Owners Protection Act, no civilian can purchase the selective-fire version of the MPX, and most people won’t opt to go through the excruciatingly long (and getting longer) process of obtaining the SBR through the NFA process.

In order to sell the MPX to the civilian market, the MPX-C was created, which will be a semi-automatic with a 6.5′ barrel with 9.5″ muzzle brake permanently attached to get it up to the legal barrel length minimum of 16″ so that it can be sold as a conventional rifle without the headaches of going through the NFA process.

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Or at least that was the plan, before the ATF’s Firearms Technology Branch (the same idiots who have classified string and airsoft guns as machine guns, and who have been harassing EP Armory and Ares Armor with seemingly arbitrary rulings). The ATF has now told Sig that the MPX-C’s muzzle break constitutes a “silencer,” even though it does not reduce sound, and in fact makes the gun louder as it vents gasses to control recoil.

Sig sees this determination costing the company millions in lost revenue, and is now taking the ATF to court:

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This is where these “common sense” gun laws get us folks. The Left writes laws designed to ban certain gun on their looks, and aesthetics not their lethality. And no I am not suggesting that any legislative body in America ought to ban guns based on lethality. The Left would make a mockery of that process as well.  Of course, that is the game isn’t it? That is the aim. The Left lies, creating fear by throwing around made up terms like “assault weapon” or they try to convince Americans that they are just targeting “weapons of war” when in fact they are targeting entire classes of weapons.

Home invaders break in wrong house

And I mean the WRONG house

It takes a special kind of stupid to attempt to rob the same house several times over the course of a few days, but rather obviously, Raynee D. Moore and his two teen-aged accomplices are that kind of stupid:

The homeowners saw the motion lights come on around 1:50 a.m. and heard sounds in the garage. They stepped out and emptied the can of bear spray into the garage. The burglars broke out a window and ran from the garage. However, one of them, a 17-year-old boy armed with a machete, was confronted in the front yard by one of the residents, armed with a shotgun.

The resident said he yelled at the suspect twice to stop, but the teenager moved toward him. The resident then fired his shotgun toward the fence as a warning, the release said. The boy immediately dropped the weapon and backpack he was carrying and laid down on the ground.

Deputies arrived to find the boy bound with zip ties, the release said. An air pistol was recovered from the scene. The teenager was arrested and booked into Spokane County Jail on burglary charges. On Tuesday night, investigators found and arrested a second suspect in the burglary, Raynee D. Moore, 19. Moore was also booked on suspicion of felony burglary.

 

Man Detroit is getting really dangerous for thugs

Here is a hint to bad people. Do not break in someone house, or you might end up dead from lead!

The criminal class in Detroit doesn’t appear to be getting any smarter, but it is certainly continuing to get smaller.

Police say a Detroit homeowner opened fire on two home invasion suspects Wednesday morning, fatally wounding one.

Detroit police Sgt. Michael Woody says the two 19-year-old suspects, a male and a female, broke into the home on the 19000 block of Asbury Park just before 6 a.m. Woody says the 47-year-old homeowner fired several shots with a rifle, striking both suspects after they broke a window and tried to get in.

The male was transported to a local hospital and pronounced dead, Woody says. The female suspect was struck in the leg, transported and listed in critical condition.

The homeowner wasn’t injured.

The Wayne County prosecutor’s office is expected to review the incident, but Woody says it appears to be another case of a Detroit homeowner defending his property.

Gun Control is bad for everyone

Via Bearing Arms

The academic journal Applied Economics Letters isn’t exactly know for writing viral headlines for its articles, which is perhaps why Quinnipiac University’s Mark Gius’s An examination of the effects of concealed weapons laws and assault weapons bans on state-level murder rates isn’t being shouted from the rooftops by every gun owner in the land.

It’s a very short paper, with stunning conclusions (my bold):

Results are presented on Table 1. The CCW dummy variable is significant and positive, but the assault weapons ban is insignificant. Given that the average gun-related murder rate over the period in question was 3.44, the results of the present study indicate that states with more restrictive CCW laws had gun-related murder rates that were 10% higher. In addition, the Federal assault weapons ban is significant and positive, indicating that murder rates were 19.3% higher when the Federal ban was in effect. These results corroborate the findings of Lott and Mustard (1997). These results suggest that, even after controlling for unobservable state and year fixed effects, limiting the ability to carry concealed weapons may cause murder rates to increase. There may, however, be other explanations for these results. Laws may be ineffective due to loopholes and exemptions. The most violent states may also have the toughest gun control measures. Further research is warranted in this area.

Yes, you read that correctly.

States that have restrictive “may issue” or “no issue” concealed carry laws between 1980-2009 had a 10% higher gun murder rate than those states that required no permit at all, or who had “shall issue” permitting.

Restrictive concealed carry laws appear to lead to more deaths.

This is why disarming American citizens will lead to more death and carnage. 

Armed Thug forces his way into Alabama woman’s home, gets a one way ticket to the after life

Sounds like he was intent on doing some bad deeds, and he got what he deserved

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One person is dead and a second is under arrest after a robbery early Friday morning in Autauga County in which the homeowner fired shots.

Authorities say 18-year-old Marbury resident Mikel Steven Smith of Marbury was killed when he tried to force his way into a home overnight in the Booth community.

According to Autauga County Chief Deputy Joe Sedinger, Smith was armed with a knife when he tried to break into the home on County Road 81. Sedinger said the female homeowner feared for her safety, and for that of her niece, when she fired several shots at the intruder.

“He knocked on the door and tried to gain entrance by saying he needed help that he was broke down,” Sedinger explained. “When she came to the door, he pushed the door open. She said when he came in her house with the knife, she shot him.”

Responding officers found Smith’s body about 30 feet away from the home. He was pronounced dead shortly after 12:30 a.m. Drag marks lead investigators to believe another person was involved and a second ‘person of interest’ was taken into custody later Friday morning.

New concealed carry reducing crime in Chicago

I am sure the gun grabbers will be pissed at this news

A 53-year-old South Austin man with a valid concealed carry permit was able to shoot at two men who tried to accost him outside of his home early this morning.

The incident happened about 2:40 a.m. on the 5400 block of West Van Buren Street, said Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Michael Sullivan.

The man was walking from his garage to the front of his home when two males in hoodies appeared in a gangway between his home and the neighbor’s home, Sullivan said.

One of the two men pulled a handgun from his waistband and pointed at the man who took out his own gun and managed to fire several times at the males, Sullivan said.

The males fled the area without being struck and the shooting did not result in any property damage, police said.

After the shooting, police responded and determined that the man was shooting in self-defense. The man had a valid firearm owner’s identification card, a valid concealed carry permit and police were able to determine that he had completed a required concealed carry class and was properly trained, Sullivan said.

Had this been a few months ago, this man would likely be a crime stat right now. And if he had been armed, he would likely be in jail given Chicago’s draconian gun laws.