She said a man followed her into her home, fought with her, and threw her down on the bed. But she turned the tables on him when she picked up her husband’s gun.
Jackie Alexander’s been a registered nurse for two decades, so she’s pretty tough. And though she’s still scared, she lived to tell the story.
“For eight years I’ve felt safe enough to walk out my front door at 2 a.m. if need be,” said Alexander, “That sense of safety is gone.”
Alexander took her dog Chloe out to use the bathroom around midnight. Her husband was at work, and she was home alone. She said she saw a man walking down the sidewalk, and then he came into her yard.
“I put my hand up and said, stop, excuse me. He did not stop,” she said.
Colt’s Manufacturing Company announced its first M4-style rifle with a mid-length gas system. Called the Colt Combat Unit carbine, this new gun features a number of popular features in addition to the mid-length system. The gun’s SKU is LE6960-CCU.
“Producing a mid-length gas system was the logical next-step for us, and it’s long overdue,” said Justin Baldini, Director of Product Marketing for Colt. “Shooters will find that by moving the gas block closer to the muzzle as this mid-length gas system does, the felt recoil is more constant with what is fielded by our troops carrying a 14.5” barrel M4.”
An apparent gun control supporter was enraged to see a (poorly) concealed handgun on another man one afternoon last week in Overland Park, Kansas, and apparently lost his sanity.
A 59-year-old Overland Park man was charged Thursday with shooting another man in the leg after taking a gun away from the victim.
Ricky Paul Smith was charged in Johnson County District Court with aggravated battery. He also was charged with aggravated assault after allegedly pointing the gun at another man.
Overland Park police said the incident occurred about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday near 80th Street and Overland Park Drive.
Police said Smith was allegedly upset about another man carrying a concealed weapon. He took the gun away from the man, pointed it at him and another man, and shot the victim in the leg, according to the allegations.
Mr. Smith is very luck that he’s not facing additional charges for robbery and attempted murder.
Both open and concealed carry of handguns are legal in Kansas, and there is no suggestion that the victim in this incident did anything suggesting that he was acting in a threatening manner. He appears to have simply done a poor job of concealing his handgun.
A recent episode of armed self-defense in Minnesota is a perfect example of how gun-ban advocates’ lies about “good guys with guns” are just that—lies.
Anti-gunners and their enablers in the so-called “mainstream” media like to do things like compare the number of murders to the number of criminals killed in self-defense shootings to make their incorrect point that armed citizens never stop criminals. In fact, Shannon Watts, head of Michael Bloomberg’s Demanding Moms, once said in a CNN interview regarding the concept of a good guy with a gun stopping a bad guy with a gun: “This has never happened. Data shows it doesn’t happen.”
That couldn’t be farther from the truth. Consider the Minnesota example mentioned earlier.
A St. Cloud man and his wife were walking through a Wal-Mart parking lot last Wednesday night when a man walked up behind them with a baseball bat. He yelled at the couple, then asked them if they had “ever been hit in the head with a bat.”
The couple ignored him and continued toward their vehicle, but then heard the suspect take a deep breath. Turning and seeing the assailant with his bat raised to strike, the man pulled his concealed handgun, prompting the wannabe attacker to drop the bat and run away. Police later arrested 30-year-old Phillip Keys on suspicion of second-degree assault.
On Friday morning Connecticut Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis struck down the Sandy Hook families’ lawsuit against Remington Arms; a suit that was filed after a legally made and sold AR-15 was stolen from its owner and used to kill innocents at Sandy Hook Elementary.
Hillary Clinton responded to the dismissal of the suit by calling it “incomprehensible” and reaffirmed her determination to change laws so that crime victims can sue gun manufacturers.
A 66-year-old Army veteran shot a man who tried to force his way inside his house in Akron, Ohio, on Monday.
Craig Noggle said his neighbor, Daniel Givens, showed up at his door, knocked and then ran away. But when Givens returned for a second time, he knew something wasn’t right and then he found Givens trying to force his way inside.
“You try to come in through this door, I’m gonna shoot you,” Noggle told reporters, describing the incident. “He said, ‘Yeah, where’s the gun?’ and I picked it up. I said, ‘This is the gun and you’re gonna get shot.’”
A legal CPL holder shot and killed an armed robber who was holding him and another person at gunpoint in the parking lot of a restaurant in Tacoma, Washington last Friday night.
The batch of emails released by Wikileaks on October 7 includes one in which Hillary Clinton press secretary Brian Fallon explained that Clinton “would support…closing the gun show loophole by executive order.”
Fallon also highlighted Clinton’s support of universal background checks–which have already failed in California, Colorado, Washington state, and Paris–and her support for a scenario wherein victims of crime would be able to sue gun manufacturers.
You don’t typically see guns at San Francisco tech confabs. The city itself saw its last gun store close in 2015. But on a sunny February morning, a ballroom at the Palace Hotel is filled with an unusual mix of engineers, veteran police officers, dot-com investors and gunsmiths. Some of them—mostly cops—are visibly packing.
We’re gathered for the 2016 International San Francisco Smart Gun Symposium, billed as a response to President Obama’s January remarks on gun safety. After citing gun accident statistics, Obama asked: “If we can set it up so you can’t unlock your phone unless you’ve got the right fingerprint, why can’t we do the same thing for our guns?” It’s a question Ron Conway, a co-sponsor of the symposium, is eager to answer. Conway is one of tech’s most influential angel investors, known for his early-stage backing of Google, Facebookand Airbnb. In recent years he has become San Francisco’s agitator in chief, fighting limits on short-term rentals, assembling an immigration-reform lobbying group and financing mayor Ed Lee’s campaign. Today’s cause: his Smart Tech Challenges Foundation, which is spending $1.5 million to spur development of firearm safety tech.
The chain of late-night hash brown and egg joints has long held a “no guns” policy but that hasn’t stopped a Georgia location from being repeatedly robbed at gunpoint.
Headquartered in Norcross, Georgia, the breakfast chain has some 2,100 locations in 25 states, primarily in the South, but robbers have targeted a restaurant in the Newnan area twice in the last month.
As reported by The Newnan-Times Herald, the McCollum-Sharpsburg location in Coweta County was targeted by two armed men around 11:20 p.m. Sunday night. While no customers were in the cafe, Troy Foles with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office reported one suspect placed a gun in the cook’s back and demanded her wallet, while a server opened the cash register.
The robbery netted $367.
Dr. John Lott is the go-to expert when it comes to crime data and Second Amendment rights. His studies from the Crime Prevention Center have been cited in numerous pieces, including ones published here on Townhall, about the Left’s incessant, and often ridiculous, efforts to strip Americans of their Second Amendment rights. His studies have proven that contrary to what the anti-gun Left says about concealed carry holders, they’re actually more law-abiding than law enforcement. It proved to be useful data when the Violence Policy Center, an anti-gun outfit, decided to push the narrative that concealed carry holders were killers by fudging the data between convictions and trials pending. The VPC combined the two to cook the books. As any lawyer would know, there’s an explicit difference between a conviction and a pending trial. He’s also taken a stab at the whole myth about background checks, which isn’t the magic bullet to creating safer communities.
An Atlanta-area woman opened fire on three armed intruders early last Friday morning who were breaking into her home.
The dramatic home invasion shootout at 4 a.m., during which the woman defended herself from the men after a very rude and scary awakening, was recorded by surveillance video (see embedded footage below) as drywall debris flew everywhere from the gunfire.
As depicted in the footage, the burglars entered the home in Gwinnett County, Georgia, with their guns drawn.
The woman came running out of her bedroom in the Atlanta suburb and fired her gun at the intruders who apparently had kicked in the front door. All three suspects fled the scene, with one shown crashing through a glass door.
Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/3534881/georgia-woman-opens-fire-on-burglars-in-home-invasion-dramatic-footage/#WcoKKPuwGxWHKbFD.99
AUSTIN, Texas — Singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne canceled his Thursday show at the University of Texas’ Bass Concert Hall over the school’s policy to allow patrons to carry concealed handguns at the venue.
LaMontagne who won a Grammy for his 2010 album “God Willin’ & The Creek Don’t Rise,” announced the cancellation in a statement Tuesday.
“This Thursday’s show at Bass Concert Hall in Austin, TX has been canceled due to concerns over the state of Texas’ recently enacted campus-carry law, which allows licensed holders to bring concealed handguns into many performance venues on public university campuses, including the Performing Arts Center at The University of Texas at Austin,” LaMontagne said.
The explosion of racial violence in Charlotte, N.C. has led to a gun buying spree by locals worried about their safety.
At Hyatt Guns, one of the nation’s largest, staff arrived Thursday morning after the second night of riots and encountered a line of buyers.
“First off, our prayers are with law enforcement this morning. People are afraid. They see lunacy in the streets being perpetrated by criminals and they are gearing up to protect themselves,” Justin Anderson, director of marketing for Hyatt Guns told Secrets.
Gun “super-owners” are on the rise.
According to a study by Harvard and Northeastern University study obtained by the Guardian, three percent of American adults own half of the guns in the United States. This group of 7.7 million “super-owners” has between eight and 140 guns each, according to the survey.
The Census Bureau estimates there are about 247 million adults in the U.S. So according to the survey’s results, 7.7 million Americans own an average of about 17 guns each.
Last summer I was targeted with online harassment after an essay of mine was published. For weeks afterward, I was afraid to be home alone. My liberal friends reassured me that I’d be safe. That I was brave, tough. That I was loved.
My neighbors? They taught me how to shoot guns.
They made a day of it. Two men came over, along with three boys and one teenage girl, and set up swinging targets in the field behind my house. They brought probably 10 guns between them, ranging from a revolver to a semi-automatic. We fitted ourselves with earmuffs, and one of the men, who’d built a number of the guns himself and kept a home arsenal of at least 60 firearms, carefully showed me and the boys the safety features of each gun: touch here, never here. Treat every gun as if it’s loaded. Arms strong and straight. Wide stance. Fire.
And regardless of how many and what types of guns she owns, she’s more likely to report owning firearms for protection than men.
This is the portrait of the American female gun owner, as depicted by the mostdefinitive survey of US gun ownership in two decades. While gun ownership has long been dominated by men in the US, the survey finds that the percentage of women who choose to pack heat is increasing.
Tim Schmidt, president and founder of the U.S. Concealed Carry Association, was a guest on Tuesday’s Breitbart News Daily to talk about the weekend’s terror attacks. As SiriusXM host Alex Marlow noted, they were further examples of the jihadist strategy of hitting “soft targets” or “anti-gun safe spaces” featuring large numbers of unarmed victims.
“The bottom line is that gun-free zones, they simply do not work,” said Schmidt. “Criminals pay no attention to these gun-free zones. Ultimately, what happens is that only law-abiding citizens pay attention to them, so what you have, in essence, is a whole bunch of soft targets.”
If there’s one thing the left has taught us, it’s that the NRA is an evil organization that panders to gun nuts, craves violence, wants children to die, and works for the destruction of all that is good and decent in America. While they like claim otherwise, people with guns never stop mass-casualty attacks, guns are pretty much never used in self-defense, and carrying one in public is a recipe for disaster.
If there are two things the left has taught us, it’s that the NRA is evil – and cops are just as bad.
A Michigan man who can’t buy a gun because he was briefly treated for mental health problems in the 1980s has won a key decision from a federal appeals court, which says the burden is on the government to justify a lifetime ban against him.
The Second Amendment case was significant enough for 16 judges on the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to participate. Cases usually are heard only by three-judge panels.
Clifford Tyler, 74, of Hillsdale said his constitutional right to bear arms is violated by a federal law that prohibits gun ownership if someone has been admitted to a mental hospital.
Whether they shoot BBs, pellets, paintballs or nothing at all, imitation guns can be indistinguishable from the real thing — it’s one reason why some criminals gravitate toward them. Plus they’re cheap and easy to get.
As Ohio authorities investigate the fatal police shooting of a 13-year-old boy who officers said pulled a realistic-looking BB gun from his waistband, law enforcement agencies are grappling with the use of fake guns to commit very real crimes.