U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr. placed a hold on Washington D.C.’s mandate that firearm owners must have a “good reason” to get a concealed carry permit in the District. The judge said the requirement took away citizens’ Second Amendment rights.
Judge Scullin granted a preliminary injunction as a result of a lawsuit brought forth by three gun owners who sought to overturn the bureaucratic D.C. gun law claiming the regulations surrounding it make it impossible for the majority of law abiding individuals to qualify for a D.C. firearms permit.
“For all intents and purposes, this requirement makes it impossible for the overwhelming majority of law-abiding citizens to obtain licenses to carry handguns in public for self-defense, thereby depriving them of their Second Amendment right to bear arms,” Judge Scullin wrote within his 23 page opinion.
Local lawmakers created the D.C. gun permitting process after Scullin ruled the District’s long-time ban on carrying firearms in public was unconstitutional last year. The process was intended to set up a process for residents and non-residents alike to apply for concealed carry permits.
Prior the passage of the law for gun permits, law-abiding citizens with permits from other states were allowed to carry in D.C. for a period time before the District took legal action to end the brief carry period.
Henry Clinton Yancy Jr. was arrested and charged with criminal attempt homicide, aggravated assault, burglary, criminal trespass and a raft of other offenses after taking his ex-girlfriend hostage and assaulting her for 20 hours in Altoona, PA.
She finally managed to escape Friday morning, and only to be attacked by a naked Yancy yet again when a good guy with a gun stepped in and stopped the attack,saving her life:
On 05/15/2015 officers from our department were dispatched to the rear of the 1000 block of Lexington Avenue for a report of a naked man assaulting a female. Upon arrival officers located Henry Clinton Yancy Jr. naked, being held at gunpoint by a neighbor who had come to the female victim’s rescue. Yancy was taken into custody without incident. The investigation revealed that Yancy, the victim’s ex-boyfriend, had held his victim hostage for approximately 20 hours prior to her being able to escape. The victim reported that Yancy physically assaulted her throughout the night and stabbed her in the left leg. Yancy made several threats to the victim indicating that he was going to eventually kill her. At approx. 10:00 AM the victim believed she could escape and fled the residence. Yancy chased her and continued to assault her at the rear of the residence prior to neighbors intervening. Both the victim and the defendant were taken to UPMC Altoona for treatment. The defendant’s treatment stemmed from a pre-existing medical condition. At this time Yancy is awaiting arraignment for Criminal Attempt Homicide, Aggravated Assault, Burglary, Criminal Trespass and lesser included offenses. We would like to thank all of the neighbors that came to the victim’s aid, stopping the attack and subsequently rendering first aid.
Of course, David Frum will be most shocked, because this type of thing never happens according to him. More details here
A Mississippi man was putting things into his truck at his house near Jackson just before 7 a.m. Saturday when two armed men approached him, forced him into his house and took his wallet, police told WABT-TV.
Then they ordered him to drive them to an ATM, WLBT-TV reported.
But after one of the kidnappers talked of kicking the victim out of his Toyota truck so the pair could return to his house and harm his wife, the man did something they likely didn’t expect.
He grabbed his own gun from his truck and fatally shot one of the kidnappers, police told WLBT.
The other kidnapper got away on foot and was still at large Saturday night, police told WLBT. Authorities described him as a black male with a bandana and dark shirt possibly driving a tan SUV with no tags, the station said.
Police were calling the victim’s actions a justifiable homicide but said it will go to a grand jury, WABT noted.
Many residents in the neighborhood told WLBT the kidnapped man is a doctor, but police didn’t confirm that information.
Animal Magnetism has a great post up about the threat of Jihadis, here, in our nation. Go read it
The recent jihadi shitbag attack in Texas marks the first time that ISIS hasclaimed responsibility for an attack on American soil. It won’t be the last. This time their target was an expression of the First Amendment, which jihadis cannot abide; specifically, it was a contest for the best cartoon featuring the Prophet Mohammad, hosted by blogger Pamela Geller.
And Islamist shitbags are precisely the kinds of people against whom the Second Amendment is meant to protect.
And here they are, in amongst us:
How best to prepare? First responders can and should be prepared, but in the ugliness to come, we’re all first responders, and should prepare ourselves. And no, I’m not talking about television-ratings-grabbing, wild-eyed, conspiracy-touting, bunker-building “preppers,” but some prudent precautions are in order:
- If you don’t have a concealed-carry permit, get one. Use it. Practice with your carry piece as often as possible. That Texas cop took out two armed, committed and prepared jihadis with a pistol. It can be done.
- Keep yourself in Condition Yellowwhen about your daily affairs; you should only be in Condition White when in your own home behind locked doors. Be aware of everyone around you – what they are doing, where they are headed, what they are paying attention to. If someone is within 15 feet of you they can lay hands on you before you can draw and fire your carry gun, or take any other defensive action.
- If something strikes you as wrong, say something. Most of the nutbars in the stories linked above were turned in.
The jihadist shitbags are in amongst us. They won’t go away voluntarily, they won’t back off if asked nicely. They despise our freedoms and our way of life, and they want to kill us – and in the immortal words of Malcolm Reynolds, “…if someone tries to kill you, you try to kill ’em right back.”
We’re going to have to be better at it than they are, or we’re pretty fucked. Fortunately, and unlike the French, we have an armed populace – a harder target than these assholes are used to.
Advice to be valued, and heeded.
A man with a concealed carry permit fatally shot a man in a Maceys parking lot after intervening in a carjacking in Orem Saturday morning, and so far police say the man will not face charges as it appears the shooting was justified.
The incident started at the Summit Ridge Apartment Complex in the area of 1700 S. 400 East when police were called to a fight at about 10:45 a.m. Five people, three women and two men, fled the scene in a vehicle.
FOX 13 News’ Robert Boyd reports a resident of an apartment was nearly hit at some point as the suspects drove through a grassy area during their escape.
“I could have been hit, I was standing right here and they came up and the officer just followed pursuit,” Witness Rae Eddy said.
Police said the suspects’ vehicle stopped in the area of 1010 South and 400 East after they hit a curb. Surveillance footage shows the five people exiting the vehicle. A 26-year-old male suspect stole a pickup truck from a home in that area and the other four left the area on foot.
Two of the females that fled on foot were apprehended and taken in for questioning regarding the incident. The suspect who fled in the truck drove to Maceys, 800 N. State Street.
While at the grocery store, police say, the suspect abandoned the truck and went to steal another vehicle in the parking lot.
“Subject gets out of the truck, goes over and pulls the lady out of the silver Mercedes, starts to get in the car, she’s screaming for help,” said Captain Ned Jackson of the Orem Police Department.
The suspect attempted to carjack the woman in a Mercedes at about 11:18 a.m., and that’s when a shopper, so far only identified as a 31-year-old male, confronted the suspect.
“Our citizen goes up at gun point, has him get out of the car, the guy gets out of the car,” Jackson said. “The suspect lunged and tried to get the gun from him, so at that point he’s trying to protect himself and shoots the gentleman.”
Police said the shopper, who had a concealed carry permit, was threatened and fired his weapon.
The suspect, who police have not yet identified, suffered a single gunshot wound and was transported to Utah Valley Hospital, where he died from his injuries.
Police say the man had several felony warrants. Officers are actively searching for the other two suspects involved in the original incident.
Officials with the Orem Police Department said the man who fired the gun is not facing charges at this point because it appears his use of deadly force was justified.
Clark Aposhian is on the board of the Utah Shooting Sports Council, which is a group that advocates for the right of Utahns to “keep and bear their private arms for security and defense of self, family, others, property, the state, and all other lawful purposes,” and he shared his perspective on the legality of the shopper’s actions.
“If someone is trying to break into your vehicle, especially while you are in it, that’s considered a forcible felony under Utah law and under that code section it says you can use any force necessary to stop the person who is in the commission of that forcible felony,” he said.
None of the names of the people involved in this case will be released until the autopsy is complete, which is scheduled to take place on Monday. FOX 13 News will have more information as it becomes available.