An idiot thug tried to rob a gas station early one morning and pushed aside a man who was in his way. Unfortunately for his dumb ass, the guy turned out to be a firefighter and a former marine. It did not go well for the robber.
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“This guy walks in and gets up to me and, you know, and puts his hand on me and kind of moves me out of the way,” he said. “So I kind of step back and realize that he’s not paying attention to me; he just wanted me out of the way so he moves me and goes up to the cash register.”
Gaskey is seen in the video moving back, his hands in the air, apparently mistaking the man, identified by police as Dylan John Bearden, for an impatient customer. “Initially, I was just shocked that someone would be putting their hands on me,” Gaskey said.
“I glance over and realize he’s got a black hood or mask over his face, so immediately it’s obvious what his intentions are,” he continued.
Police say Bearden demanded money from the clerk as he pulled a weapon.
Gaskey described what happened at that point. “So he moves me and goes up to the cash register, to the cashier, and pulls out a fixed blade knife and tells her, ‘This is gonna be quick and easy,’ you know, something about ‘Give me the money.’”
That’s when the guy who’d been shoved aside sprang into action.
“I have the element of surprise at this moment while he’s talking to her, so I jumped on his back and went for the control of the knife, grabbed his arm and flipped him over to maintain control of the weapon and get him on the ground,” Gaskey said. “I wrestled the knife away from him and I just subdued him and maintained control of his body until the police arrived a few minutes later.”
Security video shows Gaskey reacting and leaping forward, pulling Bearden to the ground, taking the knife from him, and holding him until police arrive.
“Once I got him on the ground, it was pretty quick. It wasn’t a long fight; it wasn’t incredibly rough. I controlled his arm on the way to the ground, I got on top of him, and once I was wrestled the knife away from him and moved it away from his reach, I was able to put pressure on his shoulder, control him, and stop him from struggling. Once he stopped struggling, it became rather civil,” Gaskey said.
The suspect was outmatched, to say the least.
“I controlled him, I controlled his arms, and I told him, ‘We’re not gonna move til the cops get here. And if you move or you do anything I don’t like, that’s gonna be a problem for me and we’ll go from there,’” he said.
Bearden, apparently, heeded the advice.
“Once I had control of him, he didn’t fight anymore. I kept my pressure on his wrists, I kept my weight on his back, and we basically just sat there until the cops,” Gaskey said.
Dumbass was arrested once the cops arrived.
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.
A Missouri thief got a lot more than he bargained for when he robbed a store.
The store’s clerk, 54-year-old Jon Lewis Alexander, is a former prison guard and a four-tour Iraq war veteran. Not surprisingly, he thwarted the thief without blinking an eye.
Alexander grabbed the thieve’s gun, while simultaneously shoving his own 9mm handgun into the thug’s mouth. No shots were ultimately fired.
The store clerk reportedly said, “One of the policemen told me later, ‘You’re a lucky man.’ I said, ‘I think [the robber] is a little luckier than I am.’”
The perpetrator has not yet been apprehended.
Major networks declined to run an ad on their Sunday morning news shows from a bipartisan group of former senators warning of the seriousness of an Iranian nuclear bomb.
The ad comes from a new group called the American Security Initiative (ASI), which is led by former Sens. Saxby Chambliss (R, Ga.), Evan Bayh (D, Ind.), and Norm Coleman (R., Minn.).
Featured in the ad is a terrorist driving a van containing a nuclear bomb that detonates in the United States. It ends by urging for passage of the Corker-Menendez Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, which would require any Iranian nuclear deal reached by the administration to be approved by Congress.
The group spent $500,000 to get the ad on the airwaves, specifically targeting markets in Washington, D.C., Lexington, Ky., and Springfield, Ill. The ads in Kentucky and Illinois call out Sens. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) and Dick Durbin (D., Ill.).
Though the ASI ad is on cable in each of the targeted markets, ABC, CBS, and NBC all declined to run the ad during their Sunday morning news programming.
Fox News aired the ad multiple times during Fox News Sunday.
ABC informed ASI that because the “subject matter” of the ad is “currently pervasive” in the news, the ad could not be aired during This Week with George Stephanopoulos.
Susan Sewell, ABC’s vice president of media relations, said that ABC is unable to comment further on the matter due to company policy.
CBS said the ad was declined for Face the Nation on a national level because it “didn’t meet their standards,” but declined to comment further on the situation. Local affiliates of CBS were free to make their own decision on whether or not to air the ad, but none chose to run it.
Attempts to buy ad time during NBC’s Meet the Press were also unsuccessful, though no reason was given for the decision. Multiple requests for comment to NBC have gone unanswered.
The ad has been on the air since last week on multiple cable channels including CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC. Comcast, which owns NBC, is also running the ad in local markets.
Christopher Maloney, a spokesman for ASI, said that the American people should be concerned that the networks refused to run an ad addressing an issue that can “directly impact our national security.”
“Millions of network news viewers across the country are actively seeking information about our government’s ongoing negotiations with Iran,” Maloney said. “I think many Americans, regardless of their political persuasion, would be concerned to learn that ABC, CBS, and NBC decided not to run an ad discussing what can be done to influence the debate surrounding these negotiations, and how they carry the potential to directly impact our national security.”
H/T Conservative Infidel
Our system of government was designed with a redundancy of checks and balances. In recent years, Democrats have charged Republicans with supposed obstruction and have maintained that their unwillingness to rubber-stamp the president’s agenda is, somehow, an anti-American concept when, in reality, blocking bad ideas from becoming law is a tremendously American idea upon which our system of government relies.
Similarly, across the country, there have been battles in state legislatures as one party battles another. Recently, Missouri passed legislation that would allow schools to train teachers in the use of firearms and allow such teachers to defend students from a would-be attacker.
The legislation, SB 656, was vetoed by Democrat Governor Jay Nixon. With regards to his veto, Nixon stated, “Arming teachers will not make our schools safer. I have supported and will continue to support the use of duly authorized law enforcement officers employed as school resource officers, but I cannot condone putting firearms in the hands of educators who should be focused on teaching our kids.”
What’s amazing is that every time a “bad guy with a gun” seeks to create carnage, the defenseless are forced to run, hide and cower and pray that a trained “good guy with a gun” makes it to the scene in time to save their life. What this legislation accomplishes is exactly that plus offering the added benefit of a deterrent effect.
I ask: how many would-be shooters would be willing to wage an assault on a school knowing that there are trained, armed teachers everywhere? This legislation will save lives.
However, our representative democracy prevailed as this week, Missouri’s House and Senate voted to override the governor’s veto and the legislation is set to become law.
The House voted to overrule the governor 117 to 39 and the Senate voted to overrule Nixon 23 to 8.
SB 656 doesn’t just arm teachers, but makes adjustments to current laws concerning concealed carrying of firearms. It disallows public housing authorities to infringe upon “a lessee or a member of the lessee’s immediate household or guest [to] personally [possess] firearms.”
It further augments the places in which open and concealed carry is lawful and even lowers the concealed permit requirements from 21 years of age to 19. It also prohibits healthcare professionals from inquiring about a patient’s firearm ownership.
This is a tremendous step in the right direction and an affirmation of our American values. More guns in the hands of responsible citizens has been the only tried-and-true method of lowering violent crime and the right to carry and use firearms in defense of oneself or another is a right that must be recognized and supported.
The anti-Second Amendment crowd is sure to hate this development, but for those who love freedom and have a clear understanding of our rights as Americans should rejoice at the news of this victory that is relatively undiscussed within the leftstream media.
In the wake of the tragic 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting, the safety of our children while at school has been a contentious point.
Some have called for increased gun control, echoing other cries to limit the Second Amendment’s “right to keep and bear arms.” However, those knowledgable about the issue have a different view.
Instead of restricting the right of law-abiding citizens to protect themselves (and thereby giving criminals the advantage), there have been multiple attempts to increase gun rights, including the right to carry in schools. The Missouri legislature just passed such a bill.
This bill, if signed into law, would allow vetted, trained, and qualified school faculty members to carry a weapon with the permission of the individual school district.
The bill, SB656, will allow school districts to cross-train faculty to become “School Protection Officers.” These volunteer teachers and administrators would have to have a valid Missouri concealed-carry permit and complete a Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Commission certification course. Following these steps, they would be allowed to carry on school grounds if the district opted to allow armed personnel on campus.
While this is a good step forward, it is unknown whether Gov. Nixon (D) will sign the bill into law.
[Nixon] had vetoed a nullification bill last year that included similar armed teacher language. Further, in a statement Friday, Nixon expressed reservations on the current legislation, but has stated he would review the bill.
This bill, if signed into law, would protect our children against another Sandy Hook tragedy. Teachers are responsible for the safety of their students, and this bill would enable them to more adequately protect those under their care. Therefore, we call on Gov. Nixon to make this bill a law.
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A year and a half later, we’re still looking for answers on Benghazi, and we’re not getting them from the Obama administration. They continue, with the help of the media, to cover up exactly what happened and who in the administration knew what and when regarding the attack.
The Citizens’ Committee on Benghazi is a group of ex-CIA officers, former top military officials, and policy experts who are searching for answers about the attack, and the report they just released on why Benghazi happened is just disturbing.
They allege that Obama was actually arming the affiliates of al-Qaeda in Libya during their attempt to overthrow Gaddafi, and the attack could’ve been prevented had the US not “switched sides in the War on Terror.”
‘The United States switched sides in the war on terror with what we did in Libya, knowingly facilitating the provision of weapons to known al-Qaeda militias and figures,’ Clare Lopez, a member of the commission and a former CIA officer, told MailOnline.
She blamed the Obama administration for failing to stop half of a $1 billion United Arab Emirates arms shipment from reaching al-Qaeda-linked militants.
‘Remember, these weapons that came into Benghazi were permitted to enter by our armed forces who were blockading the approaches from air and sea,’ Lopez claimed. ‘They were permitted to come in… [They] knew these weapons were coming in, and that was allowed.
‘The intelligence community was part of that, the Department of State was part of that, and certainly that means that the top leadership of the United States, our national security leadership, and potentially Congress – if they were briefed on this – also knew about this.’
The weapons were intended for Gaddafi but allowed by the U.S. to flow to his Islamist opposition.
‘The White House and senior Congressional members,’ the group wrote in an interim report released Tuesday, ‘deliberately and knowingly pursued a policy that provided material support to terrorist organizations in order to topple a ruler [Muammar Gaddafi] who had been working closely with the West actively to suppress al-Qaeda.’
The report claims that Gaddafi was willing to step down from his position of power and offer a truce with the rebels, but Obama would not allow the Pentagon to pursue a peace deal.
‘We had a leader who had won the Nobel Peace Prize,’ Kubic said, ‘but who was unwilling to give peace a chance for 72 hours.’ […]
Gaddafi wanted only two conditions to step down: permission to keeo fighting al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), and the lifting of sactions against him, his family, and those loyal to him.
The Obama administration’s unwillingness to help broker a peaceful exit for the Libyan strongman, ‘led to extensive loss of life (including four Americans)’ when al-Qaeda-linked militants attacked U.S. diplomatic facilities in the city of Benghazi,’ the commission told reporters.
The report calls out Hillary for her negligence and betrayal of our personnel in Benghazi, and says that the claim that armed forces couldn’t have made it in time is patently false:
Lyons also said U.S. claims that it lacked the resources to mount a counterattack in time to save lives is false.
‘I’m going to tell you that’s not true,’ he said. ‘We had a 130-man unit of forces at Sigonella [AFB in Italy]. They were ready to go.’
‘The flight time from Sigonella to Benghazi is roughly an hour.’ […]
‘They believed they were going to be saved, that they were going to be rescued, but they weren’t,’ Simmons said of the four Americans who died.
‘I know who made the decision, in my heart of hearts, to leave our war fighters there and be blown up. And then to have one of the most powerful politicians in our country sit there and say, “What difference does it make?” – should be an alarm bell for all Americans.
‘It haunts me,’ Simmons said. ‘I play that line over, and over, and over, and over in my mind.’
It’s important that we not take any of this information for granted, as these claims do go pretty far beyond what we know for sure up to this point and what Congress has been able to uncover about the attack. What’s clear is that Obama and Hillary were negligent in securing the embassy and responding promptly with force, and they lied for weeks about the nature of the attack, saying that it wasn’t an act of terrorism. Those are impeachable offenses.
If anything, this report should cause us to ask more questions and demand more answers from Obama. If the media would do its job and seriously investigate Benghazi, we might get to the bottom of this thing once and for all. We need a full select congressional committee with subpoena power to force administration officials to give us answers.
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An armed Georgia man opened fire on two suspected robbers when they smashed their way into his home on Thursday morning. He reportedly shot one of the suspects in the face before they both ran for their lives.
The homeowner reported hearing noises at the door and found two robbers forcing their way into his house in broad daylight. A few moments later, “he heard somebody crashing open the back window,” Gwinnett County police Cpl. Ed Ritter told WSB-TV.
“He called police and apparently was on the phone with 911 at the time this was happening and at that time he fired the weapon at the suspects,” he added.
After the robbers scrambled to get away from the armed homeowner, one of the suspects dropped his accomplice off at the Gwinnett Medical Center so he could get treatment for the gunshot in his face that resulted from the attempted robbery.
Police found and identified the injured suspect as 22-year-old Tajh Guillont. His condition wasn’t immediately available.
“A second suspect left the hospital in a black passenger car. Police released photos of the man seen wearing a blue shirt and camouflaged shorts,” WBS-TV reports.
The homeowner declined an interview request to talk about the incident.
Neighbor Carol Rivers said “it’s really sad we live in a world where people have to defend themselves against people intruding in their homes.”
A former Marine in Maple Valley, Wash., didn’t expect to encounter a car thief breaking into his truck as he prepared to walk his dog Tuesday morning. Then again, the thief didn’t expect to run into an armed former Marine either.
The thief, identified only as a 27-year-old male, and his girlfriend were reportedly driving a stolen Honda with stolen plates when they decided to break into a pickup truck. As the owner of the truck, the former Marine, came out to walk his dog, he saw the crime in progress and confronted the criminals.
In an instant, guns were drawn and bullets were flying through the air. The former Marine was deadly accurate, hitting the male suspect several times before he could hide behind the truck. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
The former Marine, identified by KING5 as “Keenan,” 24, was also just as heroic as you’d expect someone with such a distinction to be.
His aunt reportedly witnessed the attempted carjacking and is positive her nephew’s brave actions saved her life.
“He shoved me out of the way when the guy was going to shoot at us,” Kristen Hague told KOMO-TV. She also said it looked like the thief had a gun and Keenan “pushed me out of the way and yelled ‘gun!’ and I don’t think if he would have done that, I would be alive… I think he was defending me – I totally see it.”
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Though the incident ended badly for the suspect, Hague said the shooting was completely justified.
“My life was in danger; my nephew’s life was in danger, and he did the right thing even though it ended really bad and really sad,” she added.
The woman even reportedly attempted CPR on the suspect who had just tried to shoot her until medics arrived.
“Detectives say they recovered at least two weapons from the scene – a .45 caliber apparently used by the thief and a 9 millimeter from the man who shot the suspect,” KOMO-TV reports.
The deceased suspect’s girlfriend was arrested in the incident and police learned she also had a felony arrest warrant for burglary.
In Wisconsin, yet another example of the government’s overzealous attempts to punish citizens for good-faith interactions with wildlife, even if they’re saving said wildlife. This time, an armed raid to capture and euthanize a fawn at an animal shelter, which was on its way to a wildlife preserve. Government is just a word for things we do together, Bambi:
It was like a SWAT team,” shelter employee Ray Schulze said.
Two weeks ago, Schulze was working in the barn at the Society of St. Francis on the Kenosha-Illinois border when a swarm of squad cars arrived and officers unloaded with a search warrant.
“(There were) nine DNR agents and four deputy sheriffs, and they were all armed to the teeth,” Schulze said.
The focus of their search was a baby fawn brought there by an Illinois family worried she had been abandoned by her mother.
“When it made a little noise, it sounded like it was laughing,” Schulze said.
Schulze videotaped the fawn they named Giggles during the two weeks she was there. The Department of Natural Resources began investigating after two anonymous calls reporting a baby deer at the no-kill shelter.
The warden drafted an affidavit for the search warrant, complete with aerial photos in which he described getting himself into a position where he was able to see the fawn going in and out of the barn.
Agents told staff they came to seize the deer because Wisconsin law forbids the possession of wildlife.
So, they took the deer and killed it. Mercifully, I guess, the state has chosen not to press charges against this animal shelter for the horrible crime of trying to rehabilitate a deer abandoned by its mother in an animal shelter and transfer it to a wildlife preserve in Illinois, where wild deer are permitted by law. Apparently, if the shelter had had a state-issued permit for keeping a wild deer, everything would have been fine, which suggests keeping one is not inherently dangerous, despite that being the Department of Natural Resources’ justification for killing the fawn.
The representative of the animal shelter gave the government far too much credit:
“I was thinking in my mind they were going to take the deer and take it to a wildlife shelter, and here they come carrying the baby deer over their shoulder. She was in a body bag,” Schulze said. “I said, ‘Why did you do that?’ He said, ‘That’s our policy,’ and I said, ‘That’s one hell of a policy.’”
And a government spokesperson literally likened the raid to a drug bust:
“Could you have made a phone call before showing up, I mean, that’s a lot of resources,” WISN 12 News investigative reporter Colleen Henry asked.
“If a sheriff’s department is going in to do a search warrant on a drug bust, they don’t call them and ask them to voluntarily surrender their marijuana or whatever drug that they have before they show up,” Niemeyer said,
Previously, the government goes after those who try to save woodpeckers, eagles, save their families from bears, and the Kennedys are predictably treated with leniency after trying to save a sea turtle:
An Atlanta crook picked the wrong Waffle House to target early Monday morning. That’s because when the bandana and hoodie-wearing bandit walked into the restaurant and pointed a gun at patrons, one of them reached for his gun and fired back.
Police say the suspect entered the Waffle House in south Fulton County just before 2 am, brandishing a pistol and demanding money.
“Nobody move and open the cash register,” the suspect, 20-year-old Ashton Macafee, allegedly said according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC).
What he didn’t know was that seated together at a booth were off-duty Atlanta police officer Jonathan Sutton and his friend, off-duty security guard Evans Chad Pollard.
According to the AJC, Sutton was not able to reach for his weapon. Pollard, however, was — he fired off two shots, hitting Macafee.
“I felt that not only my life, but everyone’s life was in danger, so I had to do what I had to do,” Pollard told the paper.
“Everybody was scared and when I eliminated the threat, everyone felt calm,” he added. “He came in and I did what I could.”
He also offered extended comments to WSB-TV, telling the station about the moment he decided to pull the trigger.
“As soon as he pointed [the gun] at us I’m like, I thought I was going to die right there,” he said, telling the station he opened fire from about 5 feet away:
Sutton and Pollard – who told WSB he used to be a firefighter – held Macafee at bay until officers arrived. Macafee was then transported to a local hospital where his condition is unknown.
So far, there are no reports Pollard will face any charges for defending against the attack.
With one shot, an off-duty sheriff’s deputy took down a gunman who attempted to opened fire at a crowded movie theater lobby during a late night showing of “The Hobbit” in San Antonio, WOAI reports.
Police say a gunman, identified as Jesus Manuel Garcia, chased patrons from the nearby China Garden Restaurant into the lobby of the Santikos Mayan 14 movie theater at around 9 p.m. on Sunday. Garcia, an employee of the restaurant, reportedly walked in the establishment looking for a woman.
When the woman, also reportedly a restaurant employee, wasn’t there, Garcia pulled out a gun and attempted to open fire in the restaurant but his weapon jammed.
“It started at the restaurant and then went into the parking lot and then into the movie theater,” Deputy Lou Antu told 1200 WOAI news.
The commotion sent horrified restaurant patrons into the movie theater lobby, but the gunman followed. He again attempted to open fire, and this time his gun didn’t jam. Garcia reportedly shot one man in the chest before Antu says an off-duty sheriff’s deputy working security at the theater shot him once, dropping him to the floor.
Bexar County sheriff’s Sgt. Lisa Castellano reportedly chased the gunman toward the back of the theater. The 13-year department veteran cornered him after he ran into a men’s restroom and shot him before taking his gun.
“The officer involved, she took the appropriate action to try to keep everyone safe in the movie theater,” Antu added.
Due to the off-duty deputy’s bravery, the gunman was not able to make it into the theater where he could have potentially taken many lives.
The gunman and the man he shot remain hospitalized, according to WOAI.
Police say a recent breakup set off the man’s shooting spree on Sunday, MySanAntonio.com reports.
Jesus Manuel Garcia, 19, an employee at a China Garden restaurant next to the Santikos Mayan Palace 14 theater, apparently became upset Sunday night after his girlfriend broke up with him.
He lashed out by sending her a message saying he planned to go to the restaurant and “shoot somebody,” said Bexar County sheriff’s Sgt. Raymond Pollard.
Pollard said the woman called to warn restaurant employees, but by the time she saw his message, Garcia was already outside the China Garden firing a Glock 23 at the front door about 9:25 p.m.
If Garcia survives his attempt at mass murder, officials say he will likely face a charge of attempted capital murder as he allegedly shot at the San Antonia police car on Southwest Military Drive as he ran from the restaurant and into the theater.