Idiots have a wonderful way of tripping over the truth and never realizing it

Take the Washinton D.C. Chief of Police for instance

The chief of police in Washington, D.C., described all the issues created by the implementation of restrictive gun laws at a press conference about crime in the city Thursday.

The city is in the midst of a spike in murders that has brought it to nearly 30 percent above the same time last year and is on pace to reach 145 by the end of the year, a six-year high.

D.C. police chief Cathy Lanier said the city has seen “a huge influx, not only in guns in our major cities, but a huge influx in these high capacity magazines.”

Washington, D.C., which has some of the most restrictive gun laws in the country, has banned high capacity magazines, or those that can carry more than 10 rounds.

So, gun control laws have failed to do what Liberal idiots like Cathy Lanier say they will do, that is stop violent crime. Yet, Lanier does not allow the truth to enter her mind, instead, she blames …………..

Lanier said recent pushes to ban high capacity magazines by states around the country scared people into purchasing large quantities of the magazines, and somehow they are flooding onto the streets in D.C., where they are banned.

“There’s been a number of changes in gun laws in states all across the United States in the past several years, a number of pushes to purchase these high capacity magazines, for fear that they may not be legally available some time in the future, and now is it possible that now maybe some of those are making their way to the major cities?” she asked. “We don’t know, but for some reason they are showing up in all major cities.”

Yes, high capacity magazines, which is another manufactured term the gun control cultists use to scare people, are “making their way” to DC. Are they taking taxis Chief Lanier? Hitchhiking perhaps? Maybe they are being controlled by Confederate flags and monuments which are directing them to DC? Or maybe, just maybe, Chief Lanier, maybe laws do not have any affect of criminals? maybe, again, just maybe disarming the law-abiding has no positive outcome on violent thugs?

Or, maybe releasing violent thugs and convicted murderers, is not such a great idea?

Lanier also attributed the city’s recent murder spike to repeat offenders who have recently been released from prison obtaining weapons and then using them to murder people. 

“Multiple of our offenders involved in the homicides have previous homicides and are recently back in the community,” she said. “So far this year 10 people involved in homicide have had prior homicide charges. Ten.”

Federal law prohibits anyone convicted of a felony from owning or possessing a firearm, yet somehow more than 10 percent of the murders in the city so far this year were committed by felons.

“What we’re seeing is violent offenders that are committing shootings and homicides that have multiple violent offenses,” Lanier said. “The number of guns recovered this year and last year are both up.”

So, basically, the DC police chief stumbles repeatedly over the truth, yet never even realizes it. How typical

Your Self-Defnse Story of the Day- Elderly woman uses firearm to stop two would be rapists

Good For her!

An elderly California women thwarted two home invaders with the only practical tool for the job:

An elderly woman took hold of a firearm to scare off two men who entered her Big Sur home and attempted to rape her on Sunday, according to the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office.

Around 9 p.m. Sunday, deputies responded to a report of an attempted home invasion in the 37000 block of Garrapatos Road, about 2 miles east of state Highway 1, sheriff’s officials said.

Two men armed with knives entered the home and made their way into a bedroom, where they tried to rob and rape an elderly woman, according to sheriff’s officials.

The woman was able to defend herself with a firearm, sheriff’s officials said.

This is just the latest example of a firearm being used for self-defense by a law-abiding citizen who has no other viable self-defense options.

Now, imagine this news story if the Moms Demand Action types had their way, imagine how much different it would be

Your Self-Defense Story of the Day

Armed man 1 three thugs 0

This is how more headlines should read. These thugs tried to rob the wrong chick.

On August 5, a man and woman were getting out of their car at an apartment complex in Las Vegas “when three black males came up”—one of whom allegedly had a gun—and demanded the woman hand over her purse. The man then pulled his own gun and shot the alleged armed robber, causing the other two to flee.

The incident took place at about 9:25 p.m. “near Spencer Street and East Tropicana Avenue.”

According to 3 News, witnesses at the apartment complex confirmed what the couple told police, and “a weapon believed to belong to the suspect also was recovered at the scene.”

l love happy endings

Kurt Schlichter: Lets give The Cult of Gun Control the response they deserve

Yep! Works for me!

American gun owners are beginning to respond with a fresh, powerful argument when facing anti-gun liberals. Here it is, in its entirety. Ready?

“Screw you.” That’s it. Except the first word isn’t “Screw.”

It’s not exactly a traditional argument, but it’s certainly appropriate here. The fact is that there is no point in arguing with liberal gun-control advocates because their argument is never in good faith. They slander gun owners as murderers. They lie about their ultimate aim, which is to ban and confiscate all privately owned weapons. And they adopt a pose of reasonability, yet their position is not susceptible to change because of evidence, facts or law. None of those matter – they already have their conclusion. This has to do with power – their power.

You can’t argue with someone who is lying about his position or whose position is not based upon reason. You can talk all day about how crime has diminished where concealed carry is allowed, while it flourishes in Democrat blue cities where gun control is tightest. You can point to statistics showing that law-abiding citizens who carry legally are exponentially less likely to commit gun crimes than other people. You can cite examples of armed citizens protecting themselves and their communities with guns. You can offer government statistics showing how the typical American is at many times greater risk of death from an automobile crash, a fall, or poisoning than from murder by gun.

But none of that matters, because this debate is not about facts. It’s about power. The liberal anti-gun narrative is not aimed at creating the best public policy but at disarming citizens the liberal elite looks down upon – and for whom weapons represent their last-ditch ability to respond to liberal overreach.

OUTSTANDING! Go read it all!

Your Self-Defense Story of the Day

I guess the media was too busy pushing the lie that the Lafayette murderer got his gun legally to report that a CHL holder in Ohio stopped a mass shooting today

A 62-year-old Cincinnati man is in jail after pulling two guns and opening fire on four people, including an infant:

A 62-year-old man with a gun in each hand fired at four people – including a 1-year-old boy – before a civilian with a concealed carry permit returned fire and wounded the shooter, cops told FOX19.

Thomas McCary is being held without bond on four counts of felonious assault.

McCary was arguing with a woman around 8 p.m. Sunday night and, when the woman’s brother, Patrick Ewing, approached, McCary pulled out a .38-caliber handgun and fired three shots at him, Cincinnati police said.

Ewing didn’t get hit, but he did get his own gun and returned fire, wounding McCary in the leg. Ewing had a permit to carry a concealed weapon.

Ewing provided cover fire allowing the other man, his sister and the baby to retreat as McCary fired at them again. McCary is presently in Hamilton County jail awaiting charges. He will likely face four counts of assault with a deadly weapon

God bless this hero, seems like  a story CNN, NBC, etc. would cover, but, no………….. Of course if that CHL holder had not been there, this would be getting LOTS of coverage  I would bet.

Pastor gets it, welcomes Smith & Wesson to church!

Bravo!

Pastor Brenda Stevenson says she does not believe church-goers in Charleston would have been easily killed if they had been armed and she is going to lead by example and arm herself in the pulpit.

Stevenson, who is pastor of New Outreach Christian Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, said, “Like I tell everybody – just welcome two new members, Smith and Wesson.”

According to WCSC 5, Stevenson will “take the pulpit with a gun by her side [in August] for the first time.” She says she never thought about it before Charleston, but now believes that attack “may have been stopped if someone inside could have fired back.”

You go pastor!

*VIDEO* Florida Man Declares His Gun Store A Muslim-Free Zone


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Your Self-Defense Story of the Day Not a good day to be a bad guy

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Army veteran Don Rogers went to a gas station in Sycamore, Georgia, to get change for a $20. The timing of this seemingly innocuous decision—and his decision to carry a handgun—may have saved store clerk Hardeep Benipal’s life:

Today has not been the day Don Rogers was expecting. “I wish the day could’ve went by without this happening,” said Rogers. “I just did what I had to do”

This Vietnam veteran was in this Sycamore gas station getting change for a 20 when his day took a bizarre turn. “I heard somebody say “put the money in the bag”. So I looked up and I seen this gentleman holding a pistol on the clerk,” said Rogers.

Fear quickly came over Rogers, but he knew what he had to do. The gun-carrying veteran pulled his weapon on the robber. “And when I did, he looked over at me and turned my way and I fired a shot. And he grabbed his side and then I fired two more shots before he got out the door,” said Rogers.

Two of the shots hit 18-year old Devin Burton. Burton got into a car driven by, 17-year old Marleigh Agner, and the couple took off down Denham Road, but Burton’s condition worsened so they stopped to call 911.

The sheriff had some words of wisdom

Turner County Sheriff Andy Hester was strongly supportive of Mr Rogers’ decision to pull his gun and fire on Burton.

“People are just sick of people running them up,” said Turner Co. Sheriff Andy Hester. “And robbing, and stealing, and pillaging, and people are tired of it. These people that’ll go out and do this kind of stuff need to realize- it ain’t always gonna fare to their favor, just because they’re a predator.”

Amen!

*VIDEO* Civilian Patriot Armed With AR-15 Stands Guard Outside Virginia Military Recruiting Offices


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Republican Governors Arm National Guardsmen In Response To Muslim Terrorist Attacks In Chattanooga

Governors Authorize National Guard To Be Armed After Chattanooga Attack – NBC News

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Full-time military personnel at National Guard facilities in six states could soon be armed after deadly shootings at two Tennessee military facilities raised questions about the vulnerability of the country’s troops on home soil.

The governors of Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas, Florida and Indiana have authorized the arming of full-time National Guard members to deter attacks and allow them the ability to protect themselves and civilians in case they are targeted.

The orders made Friday and Saturday were in response to the deadly rampage in Chattanooga, in which Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez allegedly launched an attack against a storefront recruiting center and reserve station and killed four Marines. A Navy sailor injured in the attack died Saturday.

“It is painful enough when we lose members of our armed forces when they are sent in harm’s way, but it is unfathomable that they should be vulnerable for attack in our own communities,” said Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin.

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence issued an executive order Saturday authorizing the arming of personnel at military facilities and storefront recruiting stations. Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Saturday recommended security checks and bullet-proof glass at recruiting stations, and ordered recruiters relocated to armories until improvements are made.

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno said Friday that security at recruitment and training centers will be reviewed, but added that recruiters aren’t armed because of the Posse Comitatus Act, which prevents the military from engaging in domestic law enforcement. “We have to be careful about over-arming ourselves,” Odierno said.

Sen. Ron Johnson a Republican who represents Wisconsin and is chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, said Friday he will introduce legislation “calling for the termination of regulations that prohibit members of the Armed Forces from carrying certain firearms on military installations.”

“By disarming the Armed Forces, gun-free policies at military facilities have made our men and women in uniform easy targets for terrorist attacks,” Johnson said.

Defense Secretary Ash Carter ordered that the military deliver recommendations to improve the safety of service members at home by the end of the week.

Utah’s governor said the National Guard was authorized to carry weapons on military facilities last year. Gov. Gary R. Herbert said in a statement Saturday that he directed the Guard to examine ways to further protect military personnel in the state.

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The latest gun grab

The Left never stops seeking ways to control, and control is so much easier over the disarmed

The liberty-hating Obama Administration isn’t coming for your guns, except when they are:

Seeking tighter controls over firearm purchases, the Obama administration is pushing to ban Social Security beneficiaries from owning guns if they lack the mental capacity to manage their own affairs, a move that could affect millions whose monthly disability payments are handled by others.

The push is intended to bring the Social Security Administration in line with laws regulating who gets reported to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or NICS, which is used to prevent gun sales to felons, drug addicts, immigrants in the country illegally and others.

A potentially large group within Social Security are people who, in the language of federal gun laws, are unable to manage their own affairs due to “marked subnormal intelligence, or mental illness, incompetency, condition, or disease.”

But critics — including gun rights activists, mental health experts and advocates for the disabled — say that expanding the list of prohibited gun owners based on financial competence is wrongheaded.

Though such a ban would keep at least some people who pose a danger to themselves or others from owning guns, the strategy undoubtedly would also include numerous people who may just have a bad memory or difficulty balancing a checkbook, the critics argue.

“Someone can be incapable of managing their funds but not be dangerous, violent or unsafe,” said Dr. Marc Rosen, a Yale psychiatrist who has studied how veterans with mental health problems manage their money. “They are very different determinations.”

Roughly 2.7 million of those receiving SSA benefits have mental health concerns, but according to the L.A. Times, 1.5 million others have their finances managed for others reasons, yet would still be targeted by Obama’s gun grab.

The very presence of arms in the hands of good people…………………

Here is an example of why that saying is true

It’s amazing what armed citizens can do to help preserve the peace when government gets out of the way, and allows law-abiding citizens to exercise their Second Amendment rights.

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback just signed a bill legalizing so-called “constitutional carry”—allowing citizens to exercise their right to carry a firearm for self-defense without permits—less than two weeks ago.

It has already proven instrumental to thwarting a robbery.

24 year old Joey Tapley was a key witness in Friday’s armed robbery for weapons inside the Academy Sports and Outdoors store in Topeka.

He recalled the moments before the robbery, saying, “I was at the counter buying bullets with my cousin and I heard some loud bangs. I look up and they are just loading up weapons from the counter and then they run off and my instincts kicked in.”

Tapley followed the three suspects described only as white males ages 16 or 17, after they stole several rifles and an undisclosed amount of cash. Once outside, Tapley pulled out his own weapon.

“I told him drop the gun man, mine is loaded , just drop the gun. We made eye contact for a second or two and he dropped two guns and ran,” said Tapley.

Police officers arrested the teens along with an unidentified woman in the area of Southwest 6th and Fairlawn. The teenage boys were booked into the Juvenile Center on assault, burglary and robbery charges. The female was booked on conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery.

Tapley who carries his gun without a concealed carry permit says his heroics wouldn’t have been possible without Governor Brownback’s approval of the law that took effect just under 2 weeks ago on July 1.

“Thats why Kansas made the law. So citizens can carry and protect themselves and others. I guess my instincts just took over,” said Tapley.

David Brooks must be heart broken at the new

Just another reason to hate New Jersey

Another good gun owner suffers the tyranny of Joisey!

According to ConcealedNation.org, a North Carolina man who rushed to New Jersey to help with disaster relief now faces felony charges for taking common-sense steps to protect his team of tower climbers.

When Brian Fletcher mobilized his men to head up to New Jersey, he did what any law abiding gun owner in North Carolina would do when heading into unknown territory – bring his legally obtained pistol.  The mission? Disaster relief for Trenton, New Jersey.  According to Fletcher, him and his entire team had less than an hour to get their equipment together and proceed north.  And in almost all the states in the Southeast, he would have been perfectly fine bringing his firearm with him.

On the night of June 28, Brian was waiting in a parking lot with his men and trucks to await further word on the next tower.  A New Jersey police officer pulled up behind his truck and inquired as to what he was doing.  According to Fletcher, they discussed the disaster relief work and so forth.  It was then Fletcher handed over his ID and did what any law abiding citizen of North Carolina would do (N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-415.12A.) – inform the officer that he had a firearm in his vehicle.

And that is where it quickly spirals downhill.

The State of New Jersey does not recognize any state’s right to carry firearms – in the vehicle or otherwise.  In fact, it’s a class 2 felony.  Fletcher went from disaster relief to having his entire life and livelihood in jeopardy in a matter of seconds.  He was arrested and charged with carrying a firearm.  He is currently back in North Carolina following a $25,000 bond.

Yes, folks. Brian Fletcher and his team went to the Armpit of the East Coast at their request, and is now facing felony charges for running afoul of New Jersey’s gun laws while attempting to abide by the laws and customs that he knew regarding lawful concealed carry.

I wonder if Christie will simply pardon him? Given that Christie is running for president, it would help him with his gun rights cred.

Here is some useful info

The most important thing you can do is let politicians know that this is an important issue for you, and that you will be watching this case and holding them accountable.

Email Governor Christie directly via the governor’s web site, and politely ask him to intervene on behalf of Governor Christie.  Concealed Nation’s article on the subject offers an example letter you can copy and feel free to modify. They also have the contact information for relevant North Carolina and New Jersey elected officials who have influence in the outcome of Mr. Fletcher’s case.

Instances like these are emotionally draining, especially when they feel that they’ve been betrayed by a government they were asked to help.

Please go sign this petition, and leave a supportive comment for Mr. Fletcher and his family.

Bravo Lynn Russell, BRAVO!!

Via Bearing Arms

We told you how former CNN and Headline News anchor Lynn Russell and her husband Chuck de Caro, both of whom have concealed carry permits, survived a hotel room invasion turned shootout at an Albuquerque Motel 6 last week.

Her life saved by legally concealed weapons Russell is speaking out very strongly in favor of the Second Amendment:

Russell told FOX411 that having a gun “absolutely” saved their lives.

“The discussion over the debate to own a gun is just ridiculous. As Americans we have the right to bear arms and as humans the right to protect ourselves. I’m sure that the man who shot my husband did not have a gun permit. Criminals will always have guns. The rest of us legally obtain our gun permits.”

Russell and de Caro have been long time advocates for carrying guns legally. The author of “Hell on Heels” explains the decision should be an individual one, and those who do not want to carry should not weigh in on the gun control conversation.

“If you don’t want to carry please don’t. Then, shut the f–k up about it. Make your own decisions.”

Again BRAVO!!

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Your Self-Defense Story of the Day

A man reportedly turned the tables on two would-be robbers near downtown Nashville late Sunday night.

Metro police said the man was getting into his car at the intersection of Lafayette Street and Fairfield Avenue when two teens tried to rob him around 10 p.m.

The teens allegedly took his cellphone and told him to get out of his car, which is when he reportedly reached into his pocket and pulled out a gun, firing one round at each suspect.

One of the teens was shot in the stomach, and the other ran away. 

The man held the suspect who was shot at gunpoint until police responded. He was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. 

The other suspect remains at large.

Police said the man who was robbed won’t be facing any charges. They said he has a concealed carry permit and was acting in self-defense.

Your Self-Defense Story of the Day

Via Bearing Arms

A Charlotte, NC man has saved the life of a woman by using his personal firearm to shoot and kill the man trying to kill her in an act of third-party self-defense:

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said a man and woman were shot on Pegram Street around 9:30 a.m. Investigators told Channel 9 that the man and woman were driving in a car on Pegram Street and arguing.

During the argument, police said the man shot the woman in the leg, causing her to crash into a telephone pole.

Officers said both people got out of the car and that the man continued to shoot at the woman.

A neighbor was inside his house and heard the dispute happening. Officers said he came outside and shot the man.

The man insider the car who shot the woman and was subsequently shot by the homeowner, is identified as Degarrian Santonia Coleman.

The female victim was identified as Coleman’s own grandmother.

The homeowner who intervened to save the woman’s life has been identified as former Mecklenburg County prosecutor Steve Sellers.

Range Report Time!

It has been awhile since I did one of these. Likely because I have not bought a new gun since i bought my Sig P320. But this last Wednesday I got a great deal from SWFA on a new Springfield XD Mod 2 sub-compact in 9mm. So here we go

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The pistol performed flawlessly. Great texturing on the grip, great ergonomics, and I love the fiber optic sights! It is super easy to pick up that front sight, and when I took my time, I had super tight groups, I do tend to start reverting to firing a tad too fast, but that is on me not the pistol. The trigger is solid, maybe not quite as good, to me anyway, as my Sigs’ or my Ruger SR9Cs’ trigger but very good all the same. It has a great, short, reset and makes shooting the pistol easy. As far as recoil goes, the gun feels like a full-size, it handles the recoil very well, which of course makes the gun easier to shoot, and to put multiple rounds down range, and on target if that need arises.

The pistol comes with a mag pouch, a speed loader, a lock, a decent holster easy to draw, and easy to replace the pistol, and two mags. A standard 13-round flush mag, that is great capacity for a sub-compact, and an extended, 16-round mag.

As far as safety features go, it has loaded chamber indicator, and a 1911 style grip safety. Some folks will not like that, but I have no issue with it at all. The XD Mod 2 also comes in .40 S&W and .45 ACP. The 9mm and .40 S&W have 3 inch barrels, the .45 has a 3,.3 inch barrel. 

Overall, I would say anyone looking for a quality carry gun, should definitely look at the XD Mod 2. And, if you are in North Central Texas, look up SWFA, great selection, service, and very competitive prices. Great gun I give it a 9.5 out of 10, I like it that much