Blaming a homeowner for defending his life?

A man used his AR-15 to shoot and kill three armed home invaders in Oklahoma. The grandfather of one of those who armed themselves with a knife and brass knuckles says there was “no need” for him to use deadly force. The law, and reality, disagree

The grandfather of Jacob Redfearn believes shooting and killing the 17-year-old and his friends was not needed.

“What these three boys did was stupid,” said Leroy Schumacher.

Schumacher agrees his grandson and his friends made a bad decision, but not one worthy of deadly consequences.

“They knew they could be punished for it but they did not deserve to die,” said Schumacher.

I wish they had not died, I wish they had never entered that home. But they chose to kick in that door, they chose to arm themselves, they chose to put on masks. Would they have harmed the man who was in the home? Perhaps not, but is a resident supposed not defend himself? When three men in masks kick down your door, it is entirely reasonable that you fear for your life, and you have every right to use deadly force. And yes, you have every right to use an AR-15

Schumacher says his grandson didn’t have a chance. The 17-year old, he says, never got into trouble.

“Brass knuckles against an AR-15, come on, who was afraid for their life,” said Schumacher.

Yes brass knuckles, and knives, one of the intruders was carrying a knife are deadly weapons. What would the grandfather have the resident do? Ask the three masked men to wait while he gets his own knife? I feel for the grandfather, but the resident of that house did nothing wrong. 

The homeowner’s son has not been charged with a crime. Deputies believe he fired in self-defense.

“There’s got to be a limit to that law, I mean he shot all three of them; there was no need for that,” said Schumacher.

Schumacher does say he supports the right to bear arms and protect your home. But he doesn’t agree with shooting and killing intruders.

So, it is OK to have a firearm, but it is not OK to use that firearm to defend yourself? Exactly how would someone protect themselves with a gun if they did not use it? Again, I understand the grief of this man, but blaming the intended victim? 

Something to freak out any members of the Cult of Gun Control

I can hear them now. OMG! Like why does anyone need that many “high capacity, assault rifle, weapon of war clips!” Here is the reason. A. Because second amendment! B. Because I like shooting, not reloading. 

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I just found these, 6 Hexmags for 49.99 with free shipping. I also bought a couple of Magpul AR-15 mags yesterday, that is all Academy had left. So, now, my next trip to the range will be easier. More time shooting, less time reloading. I also bought a new light for my AR and for my shotgun, It has a pistol grip so that should drive the Moms Demand Disarmament types batty. Why? Because home defense, which I pray I never have to engage in, in the dark requires a good light so you can identify what you are aiming at. 

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


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Obama’s ATF Backs Down (For Now) On AR-15 Ammo Ban, Acknowledging Massive Public Outcry

ATF Backs Down On Ammo Ban After Public Outcry – Right Scoop

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The ATF is backing down, for now, from a proposal to ban the 5.56mm green-tip bullets used in AR-15s after a major public outcry over the proposed ban. The ATF says they have received over 80,000 comments and apparently that’s caused them to at least halt and rethink this proposed ammo ban.

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You spoke, we listened. @ATFHQ@ATFHQ plans more study on the proposed AP Ammo exemption framework. See more http://ow.ly/Ka7iQ

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NOTICE TO THOSE COMMENTING ON THE ARMOR PIERCING AMMUNITION EXEMPTION FRAMEWORK

Thank you for your interest in ATF’s proposed framework for determining whether certain projectiles are “primarily intended for sporting purposes” within the meaning of 18 U.S.C. 921(a)(17)(C). The informal comment period will close on Monday, March 16, 2015. ATF has already received more than 80,000 comments, which will be made publicly available as soon as practicable.

Although ATF endeavored to create a proposal that reflected a good faith interpretation of the law and balanced the interests of law enforcement, industry, and sportsmen, the vast majority of the comments received to date are critical of the framework, and include issues that deserve further study. Accordingly, ATF will not at this time seek to issue a final framework. After the close of the comment period, ATF will process the comments received, further evaluate the issues raised therein, and provide additional open and transparent process (for example, through additional proposals and opportunities for comment) before proceeding with any framework.

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Lawless Leftist Update: Obama Attempting To Ban AR-15 Ammo

Obama To Ban Bullets By Executive Action, Threatens Top-Selling AR-15 Rifle – Washington Examiner

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It’s starting.

As promised, President Obama is using executive actions to impose gun control on the nation, targeting the top-selling rifle in the country, the AR-15 style semi-automatic, with a ban on one of the most-used AR bullets by sportsmen and target shooters.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives this month revealed that it is proposing to put the ban on 5.56 mm ammo on a fast track, immediately driving up the price of the bullets and prompting retailers, including the huge outdoors company Cabela‘s, to urge sportsmen to urge Congress to stop the president.

Wednesday night, Rep. Bob Goodlatte, the Republican chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, stepped in with a critical letter to the bureau demanding it explain the surprise and abrupt bullet ban. The letter is shown below.

The National Rifle Association, which is working with Goodlatte to gather co-signers, told Secrets that 30 House members have already co-signed the letter and Goodlatte and the NRA are hoping to get a total of 100 fast.

“The Obama administration was unable to ban America’s most popular sporting rifle through the legislative process, so now it’s trying to ban commonly owned and used ammunition through regulation,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA-ILA, the group’s policy and lobby shop. “The NRA and our tens of millions of supporters across the country will fight to stop President Obama’s latest attack on our Second Amendment freedoms.”

At issue is so-called “armor-piercing” ammunition, an exemption for those bullets mostly used for sport by AR-15 owners, and the recent popularity of pistol-style ARs that use the ammo.

The inexpensive 5.56 M885 ammo, commonly called green tips, have been exempt for years, as have higher-caliber ammunition that also easily pierces the type of soft armor worn by police, because it’s mostly used by target shooters, not criminals. The agency proposes to reclassify it as armor-piercing and not exempt.

But now BATFE says that since the bullets can be used in semi-automatic handguns they pose a threat to police and must be banned from production, sale and use. But, as Goodlatte noted, the agency offered no proof. Federal agencies will still be allowed to buy the ammo.

“This round is amongst the most commonly used in the most popular rifle design in America, the AR-15. Millions upon millions of M855 rounds have been sold and used in the U.S., yet ATF has not even alleged – much less offered evidence – that even one such round has ever been fired from a handgun at a police officer,” said Goodlatte’s letter.

Even some police don’t buy the administration’s claim. “Criminals aren’t going to go out and buy a $1,000 AR pistol,” Brent Ball, owner of 417 Guns in Springfield, Mo., and a 17-year veteran police officer told the Springfield News-Leader. “As a police officer I’m not worried about AR pistols because you can see them. It’s the small gun in a guy’s hand you can’t see that kills you.”

Many see the bullet ban as an assault on the AR-15 and Obama’s back-door bid to end production and sale.

“We are concerned,” said Justin Anderson with Hyatt Gun Shop in Charlotte, N.C., one of the nation’s top sellers of AR-15 style rifles. “Frankly, we’re always concerned when the government uses back-door methods to impose quasi-gun control.”

Groups like the National Shooting Sports Foundation suggest that under BATFE’s new rule, other calibers like popular deer hunting .308 bullets could be banned because they also are used in AR-15s, some of which can be turned into pistol-style guns. “This will have a detrimental effect on hunting nationwide,” said the group.

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*VIDEO* 11-Year-Old Girl Field Strips And Reassembles Her AR-15 Rifle In 53 Seconds


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FBI-Yes, AR-15’s in school would be a good idea

Via Bearing Arms

The adoption of AR-15s for school resource officers by a district in Georgia was vilified by supporters of gun control,  but as supported by FBI Bulletin Active Shooter Events from 2000 to 2012, is supported as an intelligent, data-driven decision.

 The data clearly support equipping officers with patrol rifles. Many ASE sites involve open spaces or long hallways that create engagement distances beyond the ability of most officers to effectively engage a suspect with a pistol. Add this to the possibility that the officers may have to place precision fire on a suspect while avoiding hitting fleeing or injured victims, and the need for patrol rifles is clear. Additionally, about a quarter of attackers are armed with rifles. Officers ought to have firepower at least equivalent to what they will face if they go in harm’s way.

Because shooters often carry rifles and frequently shoot at officers in these events, law enforcement personnel should wear body armor that can protect them from rifle fire. This means that officers should be equipped with ballistic plates. Most of the rifle rounds used by active shooters can be stopped with type III plates, but some shooters have fired rounds that would be stopped only by type IV plates. Many of the commercially available plate carriers also have attachment points that can be used to carry other equipment, which proves useful during ASEs. This allows the plate carrier to serve as a “go bag” in addition to providing enhanced protection.

Of course, this too will be ignored by the Loony, ignorant gun grabbers who know next to nothing about guns