Your Self-Defense Story of the Day

A woman in Detroit was ready to defend herself

A Detroit woman who took a wrong turn on the way to her hairdressers became the target for a trio of would-be carjackers as she made a U-turn.

One of them opened her door and fired two shots at her. This apparently made the concealed carrier somewhat irritated, and so she returned fired, unloading her Sig Sauer:

She goes by C.C. and didn’t want her full name to be used in this story. She took a wrong turn at Alma and Garnet avenues on her way to the hairdresser’s. While making a u-turn three men approached her car and tried to take it. They went as far opening to the door and shooting at her. There are two bullet holes.

However, the bold thieves learned they were messing with the wrong Detroiter.

“When I see him with the gun as he approached me to take the car, I lifted my gun up on the door and I began to shoot,” said C.C. “So when he shot I was shooting back.”

She keeps her gun — .357 caliber Sig Sauer G2 — in the side door of her vehicle. She has a concealed carry permit. It’s her weapon of choice which she has trained with at area ranges. It holds 13 hollow point rounds. She emptied the clip at the thieves who scurried away near some abandoned homes.

“All the residents of the city need to come together and take back this city from the thugs and the criminals that have taken over this city, and if you live in fear you’ll never bring this city back,” she said.

Bob Owens points out that her weapon was likely a Sig SAS Gen 2 chambered in .357 Sig.

Your Self-Defense Story of the Day

Thugs beware, home invasions can cause allergic reactions

PLEASANT GROVE — A homeowner shot and killed a man trying to break into his house Sunday morning, police said.

Officers responded to a report of a home invasion in the area of 1700 West and 60 South at 5:42 a.m. where they found Christian Chichia, 24, had been shot, according to Pleasant Grove police Lt. Britt Smith. He died after being taken to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center.

A preliminary investigation shows Chichia began pounding on the front door of the house, awakening and alarming the homeowners, Britt said. After he couldn’t get in the front door, he climbed to a second-story balcony and tried to get in a door.

Britt said the homeowner armed himself and went to the balcony door. He unlocked the door to talk to the man.

“Once the door was unlocked Chichia attempted to force his way into the residence, and was shot by the homeowner,” he said.

Had it been me, I would not have unlocked the door. Bob Owens offers some insight

This will probably be ruled a self-defense shooting, but the homeowner made a huge mistake in unlocking the balcony door to talk to the man outside, and may potentially blur the lines of his defense.

An anti-gun prosecutor could make the argument that the home invader, Chichia, had remained outside when attempting to access the main door on the first floor without attempting to break in, and may have remained outside without trying to force his way in if the homeowner had simply left the door locked. If Chichia had breached a locked door, the shooting would have been open-and-shut.

I don’t pretend to know Utah’s laws, but in some states Chichia’s family may be able to file a costly wrongful death lawsuit against the homeowner.

As I said, if this is me, I arm myself, but call 911, and unless the guy busts through the door, I let the police handle it

CHL holder rescues hostage, helps kidnapper find new clothes

Because I am sure the police found some clothes for the attacker

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

Self-Defense anyone?

Via Bearing Arms

A Houston father defended the lives of his wife and child this morning around 5:00 AM when three home invaders kicked in his front door. The man grabbed a gun of his own and opened fired in defense of his family:

Precinct 3 Deputy Constables said the man’s wife and child were asleep in another room. The father was in the living room on the couch when three men busted in.

The dad grabbed his gun and started shooting, and the suspects reportedly fired back as they headed back outside. There were no reports of injuries, but the home invaders got away in a dark blue vehicle.

There is no word yet on why the home invaders targeted the family, and so we don’t know if this was a targeted attack by some acquaintance of the homeowner (it isn’t uncommon for home invaders to be “friends of friends” or cohorts of service personnel who cased the place for criminal allies), or if the attack was truly a random event where the criminals picked their target on a whim… which happens.

Your Self-Defense Story of the Day Part 2

Via Bearing Arms

The homeowner armed himself and stepped outside the bedroom to protect his cancer-stricken wife as she called 911.

The homeowner ran into the armed home invader. According to investigators, the home invader raised his weapon, and the homeowner was forced to fire to save his life.

Southgate police say a 16-year-old is dead after breaking into his neighbor’s home early Thursday morning and being shot by the homeowner.

The incident happened just before 5 a.m. in the 15000 block of Flanders Street, just south of Eureka Road.

Southgate Director of Public Safety Thomas Coombs said the 74-year-old homeowner got his gun when he heard the teen, who was also armed, break in.

“As he walked through the home, the home invader confronted him with the gun. He shot the home invader and the home invader died here on scene,” Coombs said.

The homeowner apparently fired just one shot. The home invader died at the scene.

Krogers profits soar, Moms Demand Statism hardest hit

As I have often said, if corporations stand up to whiny Liberals, they gain costumers!

Our friend AWR Hawkins at Breitbart made me smile with his headline, Kroger Profits Up 21 Percent After Refusing To Ban Guns.

In mid-August Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America launched a campaign pressuring Kroger to bar law-abiding citizens from openly carrying guns for self-defense in their stores. Kroger refused to change its policy and in the third quarter–“ending Nov. 8″–Kroger saw a “21 percent increase in profit…compared with the same period last year.”

According to Supermarket News, Kroger’s “net earnings for the quarter were $362 million.”

Breitbart News previously reported that Moms Demand launched their campaign on August 18. On that day Kroger subsidiary grocer Fred Meyer said it would not change its polices and less than two weeks later, Kroger said it would not be changing policies either. Both said they would continue to honor state and municipal laws at their store locations.

Bottom line? Standing up to the Bloomberg flunkees pays off

The owners of TBonz Steakhouse in Augusta, Georgia, decided to be proactive when Republican Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law one of the most comprehensive pro-gun bills in the country this April, which allowed firearms into the state’s bars and restaurants.

The eatery hung up a “No Guns” sign on its front door.

Its customer backlash was so harsh and quick that the steakhouse immediately took down the sign and then posted a mea culpa on its Facebook page.

“The sign that was put up regarding firearms has been removed,” TBonz said in its Facebook posting this May. “It was our intention to get the attention of IRRESPONSIBLE gun owners. But then we realized that irresponsible gun owners do not pay attention to signs.”


Home intruder gets it through his head that he is not welcome

Good shooting reverend!

A minister in Valley Center, Kan. defended himself and his family on Sunday morning by shooting a would-be intruder in the head.

The suspect, Cory Landon, sustained a graze wound to the forehead and was picked up by police while walking down the road in a rural area just north of Wichita.

The minister was home with his wife and three children, one of them only six months old, when he heard his home alarm going off and found Landon trying to enter the residence through a window.

The minister, who has not been named, grabbed his gun and fired, hitting Landon.

Your Self-Defense Story of the Day

A good woman with a gun…………

Thanksgiving morning police say a mother shot an intruder who was trying to break in to her Edmonds home.

It happened in the 16400 block of 75th Avenue West, in a house overlooking Puget Sound.

After pounding at her door at 3:15am, police said the 22-year-old suspect tried to force his way inside.

“They thought they knew this person, by the pounding on the door,” Sgt. Bob Barker said. “That’s why it was open initially. Then they realized it wasn’t, they tried to push him out, it didn’t work

When she knew she couldn’t keep him out the woman fired one shot hitting the suspect in the stomach, detectives said.

The woman’s husband and children, ages 14, 10, and 5, were in the home along with a friend of the 14-year-old. They called 911 before the mother shot the suspect, detectives said.

Bob Owens rips noted Statist mouthpiece Shannon Watts

I have nothing to add to what Bob says about this story

 An Idaho man says that his concealed handgun likely saved his life and kept his daughter from being kidnapped:

“Me and my daughter were parked here and I was standing by the vehicle on the rail. There was a van that was parked in that direction with two gentlemen sitting in it,” said Broyles.

Broyles said a man came towards them with a knife as they looked towards the lake.

“I turned around and there was a guy that was sneaking up on me…probably about 15 feet behind me and he asked me if I had any money,” said Broyles.

Broyles obtained an Idaho concealed weapons permit in 2014. He said he pulled out his gun.

“I pushed my daughter back, pulled out my weapon, cocked it and aimed it at him,” said Broyles.

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office said Broyles had every right to defend himself with equal or greater force, especially if he felt his life was in danger. The same rule applied in the State of Washington.

This story touches my heart so much because of my niece, who is 4. I am blessed to have her living with me, and I would do anything to protect her. To me, people like Shannon Watts are not just a threat to our liberty, they are a threat to my ability to defend myself and loved ones. And, I agree with Bob Owens completely in his characterization of Watts, Bloomberg and their cohorts.

Anthony Broyles thinks that the men intended to likely kidnap his daughter. The men were presumably prepared to kill Broyles, knowing that a father wouldn’t give up his child without a fight.

I’ll leave you to contempt why two grown men might want a two-year-old girl.

Shannon Watts, the founder of Michael Bloomberg’s Moms Demand Action/Everytown gun cult, doesn’t want Mr. Broyles or you to be able to defend your family with firearms.

She would rather have read about Anthony Broyles being found dead on the pavement at Higgins Point along Lake Coeur d’Alene, and the urgent search for a young girl who had been kidnapped after watching her father murdered, who was likely to die herself after being brutalized in unimaginable ways.

This former Marine’s armed defense of himself and his daughter are the last thing Shannon Watts wants. Incidents of armed self-defense like this, which happen hundreds of thousands to millions of times every year, ruin the narrative she is trying to create that firearms aren’t needed.

Watts would prefer that you remain unarmed and defenseless in the face of home invaders, armed robbers, kidnappers, child rapists, abusive ex-spouses, and tyrannical governments alike. She has her own cadre of armed security guards, but you… you aren’t as worthy of protection as this wealthy public relations executive and former Democratic party campaign consultant.

You don’t deserve to be protected. You deserve to be controlled.

At least, that’s what the deranged mommy cult thinks.

Someone asked me recently why I a writing so often about gun rights, self-defense, and those that would disarm us. Stories like this are why, and people like Shannon Watts are why.


Homeless man attacks the wrong man

He was, it would seem looking for that next “high” and attacked a man who simply refused to give him money.

Orange County deputies were called to a 7-Eleven on the 800 block of Lee Road near Interstate 4 around 5 a.m. Sunday in reference to a shooting.

Once at the scene, deputies found a homeless man in his late 20s in the parking lot with a gunshot wound to the chest.

Investigators said the man who was shot had approached a customer at the store, only identified as a man in his 40s, and asked for money.

When the customer said he had no money and tried to leave, deputies said the man who asked for money began punching the customer in his vehicle, at which point the customer pulled out a handgun and shot him in the chest.

According to the sheriff’s office, the shooter walked back into the store, told the clerk to call police and stayed at the scene until deputies arrived.

Investigators spent hours gathering evidence and said the shooting was justified based on surveillance video footage from the store.

Sad to see anyone lose their life, but when you violently attack an innocent person, making them fear for their life…………… It is fortunate the incident was caught on tape, that proved, it seems, to the police that the shooting was justified. As was this self-defense shooting near Atlanta

The David Frums of the world can mock the idea that people defend themselves with firearms regularly, and groups of Statists like Bloomberg flunkies Moms Demand Action can lie and spin stats, but the fact is this, hundreds of thousands, if not millions of Americans use firearms in self-defense every year. The fact is that guns are used far more for good than for bad. And yes, that includes the good times they account for at the range. Yes, shooting IS fun, and of course, increases our proficiency which might save our life one day. That is why I shoot, to have fun, and to train. Here is the latest edition of Colion Noir’s show. Episode 4 Why We Shoot”

When will Liberals retire their stale talking points about guns?

I fully expect the Left to continue their war on guns and on self-defense as well. They are never sated in their quest to control people. And, I fully expect them to continue to make up stats and tell bad-faced lies about guns and gun owners, I mean it is not like they can rely on facts is it? But for God’s sake can they at least make up some new lies rather than beating the same tired, worn out talking points?

Hillary “What difference at this point does it make” Clinton, has spoken on guns.

Hillary Clinton told an audience of mental health professionals on Tuesday that the United States needs to rein in its gun culture or risk a world where insignificant disagreements could lead to shootings.

Asked about the mental health aspects of guns, Clinton said “I think we’ve got to rein in what has become an almost article faith that anybody can have a gun, anywhere, anytime. I don’t believe that is in the best interest of the vast majority of people.”

“We really have got to get our arms around it because at the rate we are going, we are going to have so many people with guns everywhere fully licensed, fully validated,” Clinton said, painting a picture of a country where small annoyances could lead to shootings.

Clinton, whose comments came during the question and answer portion at the end of her appearance, said because “we are living at a time when there is so much external stimulation and some much internal confusion in certain people,” it would be a bad idea to let people “go to bars with guns, let them go to schools with guns, let them go to church with guns.”

But Clinton also gave an olive branch to gun owners, adding “I think you can say that and still support the right of people to own guns.”

Sorry, I almost fell asleep reading that. Good grief, is the Left STILL trying to sell the “Wild West shootouts” and “blood in the streets” lies? There is simply NO, I mean NO statistical data that supports Hillary’s specious claims. Everything, not counting the “facts” the gun grabbers make up of course proves that violent crime goes DOWN when concealed carry laws, or stand your ground laws are passed. Yes, I know, the Left tries to say that homicide rates increase after stand your ground laws are passed. However, they leave out that it is justifiable homicides A.K.A. self-defense cases that go up. There are no Wild West scenarios, and the number of defensive gun uses outnumber the number of criminal uses of guns. Sorry, Hillary, but the “science” here? It really is settled. Now, for goodness sake, stop telling your irresponsible lies, or at the very least be more original and make up new, fresh lies. Yes, we will still blow holes in these new lies, but at least we will have some variety for a change.

In this edition of You Picked the Wrong House……………

Once again, guns used to protect the innocent. Paging David Frum

A Sacramento widow asked her brother to move into her home after it had previously been burglarized, and so when two thugs came to rob them shortly after midnight on Sunday, the brother and sister were ready:

Police say that two teens were shot dead after being confronted by an occupant of the home they allegedly tried to burglarize.

“It’s happened before, so she’s pretty shaken up about the incident that’s been going on,” said a neighbor who didn’t want to be identified.

According to the Sacramento Police Department, officers were called to the 1000 block of Arcade Boulevard around 12:18 a.m. Sunday for a robbery in progress. Once at the scene, however, officers found that two young men had been shot dead.

“Last night I heard a bang, bang, bang. And then within a minute, there were cops everywhere,” said the neighbor.

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!

I am not calling Carl Hiaasen a bad columnist, just a bad liar

If you wanted to sum up the absurdity of the anti-gun zealots, you could easily use this awful, thoughtless piece by Carl Hiaasen, who apparently does not let facts get in the way of his emotionalistic arguments

Don’t hold your breath waiting for the state Legislature to fix Florida’s cockeyed stand-your-ground law. The National Rifle Association owns too many of the Republican lawmakers who could end the madness.

Nothing will get done as long as black kids are the ones getting shot by white guys claiming they acted in self-defense. What might eventually pressure politicians to change the law is when white guys start getting shot.

Well, baselessly blaming the NRA and playing the worn out Race Card did not take too long did it? Good grief, do these Liberal gun grabbers EVER think? Frankly you could get better critical thinking and far more intellectual substance from a vacuum cleaner.

The jaw-dropping verdict in the Michael Dunn case in Jacksonville brought not a peep of outrage from GOP leaders in the House or Senate. The outcome shamefully underscored the lunacy of stand-your-ground, and once again put Florida in the national spotlight as a gun-nut mecca.

Oh no, GUN NUTS! Run for your lives! Another intellectually bankrupt Liberal is having a panic attack. I wonder if Hiaasen ever thought, a silly question I know, that maybe Dunn was not convicted on  First Degree Murder charge because the prosecution overreached by bringing such a charge? Frankly, I, and every other gun owner, or gun nut as Hiaasen would label us, think that Dunn SHOULD be going to prison? Hear that Mr. Hiaasen?

The sticking point was Florida’s spongy self-defense law that essentially allows the use of lethal force if a person feels threatened. True or not, practically anybody who shoots another person can say they feared for their lives. Self-defense claims in homicides have skyrocketed since 2005, when the stand-your-ground was passed.

I wonder what the color of the grass is in this man’s world? If a person feels their life is in danger why should they NOT be allowed to defend their life?  How man hoops would Hiaasen force us to jump through before we used deadly force? Now, allow me to be very clear here. If I am awakened in the night by my dogs going crazy and I hear someone in my home I will defend my home, myself, and family as long as that threat is there. If that person runs back out my door when confronted I am not going to chase them. If they, however, continue to threaten me, then I will do my best to stop that threat. The same rule applies if I am confronted on the street, in my car, leaving a restaurant, whatever. For Hiaasen to suggest, in any way that a law that allows me that basic right is misguided is insulting and shows that Hiaasen does not understand liberty.

One more point needs to be made here. The reason more justifiable homicides are occurring is that more Floridians are able, by law to defend their lives. Again, what would Hiaasen have an intended victim do? Maybe he would feel better if they were prohibited from defending themselves? Lord knows he does seem to be obsessed with his feelings.

Hiaasen goes on to make more wild accusations, suggesting gun owners are running wild in Florida gunning down people left and right

This is life in Florida — guns everywhere, and laws that favor the trigger- happy. Shoot first, then cry self-defense.

Kids playing rap music too loud? Lock and load. Some guy texting at the movies? Teach him some manners.

Don’t walk away from an argument when you can end it with a bullet. Stand your ground and hope you get the right jury.

Welcome to Planet NRA.

More factually challenged pabulum from Hiaasen. I do love that he does what Liberals always do. He pretends that anyone can always just “walk away” no matter the situation. And of course, that no armed person could ever argue without shooting someone. Because, I suspect that in Hiaasen’s mind, self-defense, if you use a gun, is somehow never OK. Good grief!

Detroit got a tad safer this week

When linking this from Bearing Arms, I cannot help but think of David Frum, who scoffs at the very notion that Americans use guns in self-defense, and who says idiotic things like those who want to be armed are the last who should be armed

I “blame” the National Rife Association for completely screwing up the anti-gun narrative.

Three different homeowners in Detroit used guns to defend themselves against intruders this week.

Two suspects were shot and killed.

“I think it’s just a matter of the individual homeowners protecting themselves and finally catching up with the criminals in that enough is enough and they aren’t going to take it anymore,” said Detroit Police Deputy Chief Rodney Johnson.

The latest incident happened around 2:00 Saturday morning.  Two men broke into a home on Toledo in southwest Detroit, armed with a tire iron.  The intruders tried to knock out the homeowner, but the homeowner fired back with his gun.  He shot them both and killed one of them, a 21-year-old man.  The other man got away.

The second incident happened around 12:30 Saturday morning on Abington on Detroit’s west side.  A woman had just pulled her car into the garage when a man with a gun appeared out of nowhere.  She dropped her keys on the ground as a distraction and then reached for her own gun and shot and killed him.

These two incidents follow last week’s attempted home invasion stopped by a mother armed with a Hi-Point carbine. The three teens driven out of the home by gunfire were arrested.

Hey Frum, why don’t you tell these folks why they are the last people that should be armed?

Moms Demand Action trying to silence Dana Loesch

Don’t you love how the Left defines freedom of speech? Donald Douglas is standing with Dana So is Stacy McCain

Demonizing and marginalizing dissent is what liberals do routinely. They pick an issue — from atomic energy to abortion, from global warming to gay marriage — and declare that people who disagree with them are dangerous ignorant extremists.

So now a gun-control group called Moms Demand Action is trying to give Dana Loesch the “extremist” treatment. Dana has volunteered to go into the lion’s den — appearing as the sole pro-Second Amendment voice on ABC’s The View — and these liberals evidently consider it intolerable that anyone in favor of the right to keep and bear arms should appear on a major broadcast network program.

Panic reaction at Media Matters: “The decision to give Loesch a national platform on a highly-rated television show is troubling . . .”

Translation: “OMG! An outspoken conservative woman on national TV! This cannot be permitted! No dissent allowed!”

Silencing dissent is what the Left does. They do not have the facts, so they must demonize their opponents. More on #istandwithdana at Twitchy

Make sure to tune in Monday as I guest co-host @TheViewTV ! Looking forward to joining the ladies and dishing on topics.

Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) February 02, 2014

Moms Demand Action isn’t quite demanding that Dana Loesch be barred from appearing on ABC’s “The View,” but the gun control group is certainly making its displeasure about Loesch’s Monday appearance known. Shannon Watts is the founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and has been tweeting and retweeting opposition to “hate monger” and “pro-gun extremist” Loesch.

Disappointed @theviewtv having #DanaLoesch on. @JennyMcCarthy@WhoopiGoldberg @SherriEShepherd need #gunsense – I’ll watch @TheTalk_CBS— 
Shannon (@shannonrwatts) February 01, 2014

supporters of #gunsense be aware @theviewtv has Dana Loesch guest hosting Monday. pls let them know she is a pro gun extremist @MomsDemand— 
Jane Edith Wilson (@JaneEdithWilson) February 01, 2014

@theviewtv @DianeSawyer After such good work with #2020YoungGuns, why would #Disney #ABC put hate monger #DanaLoesch on show? #MomsDemand— 
NHDogMom (@nhdogmom) February 01, 2014

Many more stupid tweets at the link, typically from people who are incredibly ignorant about guns, self-defense, and the number of crimes stopped by armed citizens, Take that last tweet above

@theviewtv @DianeSawyer After such good work with #2020YoungGuns, why would #Disney #ABC put hate monger #DanaLoesch on show? #MomsDemand— 
NHDogMom (C) February 01, 2014

Never mind the fact that @nhdogmom labels Dana a “hate monger” a charge with no basis in fact, Focus on her championing of the ABC special Young Guns as good work, In fact it was, at best shoddy work meant to panic people about kids and guns

ABC News ran their anti-gun propaganda feature “Young Guns” last night in an attempt to convince their audience that their elementary school aged children were at a high risk for gun accidents and death.

But that simply isn’t the truth.

As the Crime Prevention Research Center shows, the numbers are heavily skewed by gang violence from older teens.

ABC News is planning multiple hours of coverage on Friday that is only designed to incorrectly scare people into not owning guns. While the Pediatrics Journal study that they are emphasizing here has problems, ABC News doesn’t even come close to accurately reporting what the study does show. The ABC News report constantly talks about the significant risk of guns to children generally, recommending that people ask their neighbors about gun ownership. Their report makes it look like these accidents involve young children, but the numbers are driven by 17, 18, and 19 year olds, overwhelmingly blacks in drug gangs.

About 80% of the firearm injuries are related to violent crime, not accidents or self harm. Requiring your average family to lock up their guns or to scare them into not owning them, isn’t going to stop incidents involving violent crime or drug gangs. Indeed, disarming people will make this problem worse.

Moms Demand Action really ought to inform themselves about guns and crime stats. That will involve thinking rather than emoting but if they try really hard…….

And again! Armed home invader dead two more running for their lives

Liberals like to lie about self-defense by armed Americans. they like to say it almost never happens, and anyone foolish enough to arm themselves will certainly end up a tragic victim. Sorry, but the numbers belie such scare tactics by the Left. Fact is, guns are used far more often for good than for bad. Three home invaders in South Carolina would attest to that, except that one is now dead, and the others are running

At least one of the six residents of a rented home in Forest Acres, SC armed themselves when a trio of armed home invaders, and put one violent thug who was out on bail for another crime in the ground for good:

The suspect killed in a shootout at a Forest Acres residence was out on bond awaiting trial for another violent crime at the time of Monday night’s home invasion.

DeShawn T. Patterson, 23, was one of three suspects who entered a home in the 3500 block of Linbrook Drive just before midnight Monday, firing handguns into the air and demanding money, Forest Acres Police Chief Gene Sealy said at a news conference.

Patterson was shot by one of the home’s six occupants in an exchange of gunfire and died at the scene of wounds to the upper body and head, Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said.

The two other suspects, both males, fled on foot through several backyards in the area and were last seen jumping a fence along Two Notch Road, Sealy said. They were still at large Tuesday night.

David Frum could not be reached for a snarky Tweet mocking gun owners.

The self-defense story the national media will ignore, of course

Paging David Frum, who mocks the idea that anyone might use a gun in self-defense

New details are emerging in the investigation into a shooting at a Dallas County dollar store that ended with a gunman dead at the hands of a customer who decided to take action. 

Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson has identified the gunman as Kevin McLaughlin from Orrville and the customer as Marlo Ellis, 37, also from Orrville. 

The fatal shooting happened around 12:45 p.m. Thursday at the Dollar General on Highway 22 in Orrville.

Officials say McLaughlin walked into the store waving a gun in the air and forced a cashier and Ellis at gunpoint towards a break room. At that point,  Ellis pulled out a concealed weapon and shot McLaughlin once in the chest.

“He escorted a customer who was trying to leave the store and a cashier toward a break room. The cashier went in first and the customer went in behind her, and the individual had the gun on the customer and the customer had a pistol concealed in a holster,” Dallas County Sheriff Harris Huffman said. “And when the customer got to the door, he turned around and shot the individual.”

McLaughlin was pronounced dead at the scene. The tense ordeal played out in less than five minutes, police said. 

Other customers and delivery men were inside the store at the time of the incident. Several customers making their way into the store saw McLaughlin waving a gun and ran away.

The Dollar General store was closed Thursday afternoon following the shooting. A sign on the front door indicated it would reopen Friday. 

There was another sign on the doors of the business stating that open carry of a weapon was not allowed inside the store. According to the sheriff, the Ellis’ gun was concealed and inside a holster. His investigators are confirming whether Ellis has a valid concealed carry permit.

“The deceased individual had his in his hand, waving it. The customer actually had one in a holster covered up. We’re in the process of checking on permits and all of that. To have a gun concealed, you need a permit. To carry it open carry, you don’t. But you have a sign in a place of business, that’s letting you know that the people inside that place of business do not want guns in there,” the sheriff said. 

The investigation is ongoing and detectives are interviewing everyone who was present at the time of the shooting and reviewing surveillance footage of the incident. The security video has not yet been released but the sheriff said it would be “forthcoming.”

No other customers or employees were injured.

Sheriff Huffman says his department’s findings would be turned over to a grand jury for review. He says the incident is currently being called a death investigation. 

“You have one individual waving a gun and you have another one who shoots the one waving the gun. Some people say that’s justifiable. Then you’re going to have some who says it’s not. I think we need to get all of the information we can get from everybody and then go forward from there,” the sheriff said in an interview.
The DA also added he doubts the man who shot the bad guy would be charged, and called him a good Samaritan. And, of course, expect the media to not bring this case up, it does not fit their narrative. 
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Yeah, it is like that Frum guy says, no American ever uses their gun in self-defense

Alternate title? Elderly Minnesota man kills armed intruder, world’s most self-important douche bag hardest hit


Chalk up another one for the good guys with guns.

Pine County Deputies responded to the home of an elderly man on reports of a shooting.

When they got there the homeowner told them that two men had entered his house on the Fox road near Sandstone in what appeared to be a robbery attempt.

The Sheriff’s office reports at least one of the suspects was armed with a handgun and confronted the homeowner. The homeowner grabbed a handgun of his own and shot the armed suspect killing him.

For those that do not understand why I take David Frum to task over many self-defense stories, allow me to explain. Frum had a fun old-time mocking the idea that anyone actually uses a gun in self-defense after the Newtown shootings, so, I responded by tweeting links to self-defense stories to Frum. He never responded, so, I take every opportunity to poke the cowardly little snot who pretends to be a Conservative while he kisses Liberal’s asses at Beltway cocktail parties.

And for those of you who might be thinking that I have a genuine hatred for Frum, you are correct. I have less respect for Frum than I do for those who admit they are Liberal. At least they are up front with their ideology.