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  • Charges pending for homeowner who shot, killed 3 intruders

    08/15/2017 5:00:03 AM PDT · by sleeper-has-awakened · 47 replies
    WGN Web Desk ^ | 08-14-17 | WGN Web Desk
    CHICAGO – Police say charges are now pending against a homeowner who shot and killed three intruders inside his Southeast Side home. The homeowner told police three people broke into his home Sunday night through the basement and he acted in self-defense, shooting the alleged intruders before locking himself inside a room and calling police.When police arrived at the scene at 103rd and south Ewing, they found the bodies of a 22-year-old man, 24-year-old woman and a 17-year-old boy inside.One was shot in the head, the others were shot multiple times.So far police won’t say exactly what the homeowner is...
  • Australian Gun Culture Part 12: Amnesty of 2017 Halfway Through

    08/14/2017 1:08:12 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 11 August, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Australia is undergoing a gun “amnesty”, the first general one since 1996, when some of the most restrictive gun laws in the world were imposed on Australia. The federal guidelines were fast tracked by the hoplophobic Prime Minister, John Howard, with substantial aid by the anti-gun Australian media, during the emotional effect of the Port Arthur massacre.From sbs.com.au: Since being declared a month ago, 1700 rifles, 460 shotguns and nearly 200 handguns have been surrendered and thousands more firearms submitted for registration.Surrendered items include four SKS assault rifles, a 9mm homemade sub-machine gun, a Colt AR-15 rifle, M1 carbine,...
  • 10 Vintage Gun Ads that would be Banned in 2017

    08/14/2017 8:23:16 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 48 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/14/2017 | E Nestor
    Gun ads have changed with the times. Political correctness is certainly not the name of the game in these classic pieces of gun marketing. It was just plain old fashion advertising back in the day. Hammer the hammer? Lawyers wouldn’t come within a football field of this one. Of course, hammering on a vintage revolver probably is a bad idea anyway…Oh no, that guy is teaching his son how to hunt, you say? Where are their iphones, video games and couch? Well, buddy, this is how a father is supposed to raise his son to be a man, not a...
  • Florida Man Proves Guns Save Lives in Multiple Stabbing

    08/11/2017 4:58:40 AM PDT · by davikkm · 9 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    The argument made by anti-Second Amendment groups that more legally carried guns on the streets will lead to a less safe environment took a hit on Monday when a responsible citizen stepped into a mass stabbing incident. After three people were stabbed by an assailant, the situation was ended when a man with a gun appeared. 49-year-old Bobby Martin Watson began his crime spree by opening the door of Rosanna Lynn’s car at a Publix parking lot near the Seminole City Shopping Center in Florida. He grabbed at her bag and stabbed her in the abdomen and thigh. A witness...
  • Brits vs. Guns

    08/10/2017 10:03:26 AM PDT · by Mafe · 5 replies
    National Rifle Association ^ | July 25, 2017 | Charles C.W. Cooke
    Will a society that has long turned its back on armed self-defense ever be able to find its way back? For a while after Sept. 11, 2001, a hideous question would flit uninvited across the back of my mind. “If they can do that,” I would wonder, “what can’t they do?” If I allowed it to, another inquiry would swiftly join the first: “If the Twin Towers were rendered as easy a target as they were, then what institution can truly be deemed to be safe?” Or, put another way: If they could hit that, what couldn’t they hit? America,...
  • How Democrats keep guns in the hands of the rich

    08/07/2017 8:01:42 AM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 5 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 7, 2017 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    When it comes to voting rights, any obstacles outrage liberals; even free government-issued IDs are viewed as disenfranchising poor and disproportionately black people. But when it comes to the right to own a gun for self-defense, liberals don't hesitate to pile on fees, ID requirements, expensive training and onerous background checks. That's too bad, because many law-abiding citizens in crime-ridden neighborhoods really do need a gun for self-defense. Since poor, urban blacks are the most likely victims of violent crime, there is little doubt that they stand to benefit the most from owning guns. Research, including my own, has demonstrated...
  • Wisconsin Democrats: Gun Safety Course "Inappropriate" for High Schoolers

    08/06/2017 3:33:56 PM PDT · by poinq · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug, 4th 2017 | AWR Hawkins
    Legislation to set up gun safety courses at Wisconsin public high schools is being blasted as “inappropriate” by state Democrats. Other opponents of the bill—including Madison psychotherapist Laurie Asplund—suggest that a gun safety course will only feed a “gun culture” at the schools. According to Fox 6, Rep. Ken Skowronski (R-Dist. 82) is one of the sponsors of the bill that would create the safety courses. Skowronski argues that opponents of gun safety courses have things backward. He says trap and target shooting teams are already popular, and increasingly so. In light of this, the gun safety courses are a...
  • 2 dead, 1 injured in 3 shootings since citywide (Baltimore) ceasefire began

    08/06/2017 8:00:21 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 5, 2017
    Baltimore is now averaging more than a murder a day, so a group of activists urged Baltimore residents to rally together for a ceasefire. This message encourages shooters to put down their guns for three days.This anti-violence effort began at midnight on Thursday with residents desperately hoping to prove peace is possible. Unfortunately, Baltimore Police have reported they’re investigating two homicides and one shooting since the ceasefire began.
  • BODYCAM: Two Las Vegas Officers Shot – Win Gunfight With Headshot

    08/05/2017 6:17:19 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 46 replies
    bluelivesmatter.blue ^ | August 5, 2017
    Two Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Officers were shot Tuesday afternoon after a theft suspect pulled a gun on them. The body camera footage has now been released (video below.) The shooting stemmed from a theft on Sunday where a man had his cell phones stolen from his car while he was in a grocery store. The theft victim was later able to track the position of his cell phones to a spot where a pickup truck was parked in the 4100 block of West Tompkins Avenue. -snip As the officers worked to convince Salas to exit his vehicle, they finally...
  • Pharmacy customer shoots armed man demanding opioids

    08/02/2017 4:02:20 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 11 replies
    KIRO 7 ^ | 02 AUGUST 2017 | AP
    PHOENIX (AP) - A customer pulled a gun and shot a man who police say had jumped over the counter of a Phoenix pharmacy and pointed a gun at people while demanding opioids. Authorities didn't fault the customer, saying he was in the right place at the right time to stop the armed robbery attempt Tuesday night, police Sgt. Jonathan Howard said. The suspect has been identified as 30-year-old Stephen Holguin, but police didn't immediately release any other information on him. Howard said the customer has been interviewed and released pending further investigation, but has declined to be identified or...
  • More Gun Fails – What not to do with Guns

    08/02/2017 6:58:03 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 33 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/2/2017 | J Certo
    Ok, its Hump day, here's your funny consumption for the day. Could it be that the more gun fails there are, the funnier they get? The footage of gun fails never seems to stop popping up on the internet. Here's six more minutes to add to the growing catalog of firearm mishaps and bloopers. Most of these fails happened because people didn’t know how to properly hold the weapon to manage the recoil. They simply lost control of the gun once it fired. (because of fear) See the gun fail footage here.
  • Canadian Man Charged with Attempted Murder After Wrestling Away Gun, Shooting Suspect

    08/02/2017 4:40:15 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 31, 2017 | AWR HAWKINS
    According to the Herald, “Three men entered the residence with guns and a struggle took place with two men inside.” The two men inside the home managed to take away one of the guns and “several shots were fired as the suspects fled.” One of the suspects was shot and suffered non-life threatening injuries. Kyle Earl Munroe was arrested and “charged with attempted murder and a raft of firearms offences after helping fend off [the] home invaders, one of whom he’s now charged with shooting.” The precise charges he faces are “attempted murder, intent to discharge a firearm, intent to discharge...
  • Break-in suspect shot, man in home charged [ Canada ]

    07/31/2017 9:12:35 AM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    THE CHRONICLE HERALD ^ | July 25, 2017
    A man is charged with attempted murder and a raft of firearms offences after helping fend off home invaders, one of whom he’s now charged with shooting. Kyle Earl Munroe was arrested on July 12 after RCMP and Halifax Regional Police responded to a report of a home invasion involving firearms at a home in Porters Lake. Police said that three men entered the residence with guns and a struggle took place with two men inside. The two in the home seized a firearm from one of the suspects and several shots were fired as the suspects fled. Police later...
  • Cicero cop shooting tied to gun Chicago P.D. should have destroyed

    07/29/2017 6:37:46 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 9 replies
    Chicago S-T ^ | 29 july 2017
    Cicero cop shooting tied to gun Chicago P.D. should have destroyed The Watchdogs 07/28/2017, 12:31pm This is the .38-caliber Smith & Wesson revolver, serial number J515268, that Cook County Judge William Stewart Boyd turned in to the Chicago Police Department to be destroyed. Instead, years later, it ended up at the scene of a police shooting in Cicero involving a cop with a troubled disciplinary record. | Court files Casey Toner | Better Government Association Sign-Up for our News & Politics Newsletter Sign-Up Thirteen years ago, William Stewart Boyd, a Cook County judge, drove to a South Side church to...
  • Minneapolis Mayoral Candidate Proposes Police Officers Be Required To Leave Their Guns In Cars

    07/28/2017 5:35:47 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 42 replies
    Blue Lives Matter ^ | 7/26/2017 | Cowgirl
    Minneapolis, MN – Raymond Dehn, candidate for Minneapolis mayor, is proposing police officers leave their guns in their cars, but says it’s okay for them to have nightsticks or pepper spray. Raymond Dehn, who is also a State Representative, is running against current mayor Betsy Hodges in this fall’s election, according to Fox9. He said, “Officers don’t need to carry guns on their person all the time…I’m not saying they don’t have access to that, just like they have access to more lethal weapons in their cars, I would believe they would still have access to their guns in their...
  • NRA’s Dana Loesch Is Not Happy With Scaramucci’s Past Position on Guns

    07/24/2017 4:06:34 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 30 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 23rd, 2017 | by Ken Meyer
    National Rifle Association spokeswoman Dana Loesch has seen Anthony Scaramucci‘s previous comments about guns, and it would seem she’s not very impressed.Shortly after Scaramucci was confirmed as the new White house Communications Director, he went on a Twitter-deletion spree where he erased some of the critical comments he previously made about President Trump. Scaramucci said he was doing this out of “full transparency,” though he also deleted other tweets where he contradicted Trump and mainstream conservatives when it comes to topics like climate change and abortion. On Saturday, the day after he became Trump’s communications director, he announced on Twitter...
  • 3 Men Blocked I-80 Ramp Before Early Morning Carjacking (Suburban Chicago)

    07/23/2017 6:30:58 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 78 replies
    Illinois Patch ^ | July 23, 2017 | Tim Moran
    3 Men Blocked I-80 Ramp Before Early Morning Carjacking A report indicates three suspects carjacked a vehicle on the I-80 ramp to I-355 in New Lenox early Saturday morning. By Tim Moran (Patch Staff) - Updated July 23, 2017 12:41 am ET NEW LENOX, IL -- A reported car jacking took place early Saturday morning on an expressway ramp. An incident was reported on police scanner traffic on the westbound Interstate 80 ramp to northbound Interstate 355. Three men were blocking the ramp and asked the victim to use his phone before one of the men approached on the passenger...
  • NRA spokeswoman questions new WH communications director's gun credentials

    07/22/2017 4:14:34 PM PDT · by VictoryGal · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/21/2017 | Brandon Carter
    National Rifle Association spokeswoman Dana Loesch on Friday appeared to criticize newly named White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci’s opinions on gun control. Loesch resurfaced a tweet Scaramucci sent in December 2012, in which he said he was opposed to legislation that blocked “sensible gun laws.” “I don’t support that legalization, never had, I have always been for stronger gun control laws,” Scaramucci said in the tweet.
  • LA County melted down 4,971 guns into rebar this week (VIDEO)

    07/20/2017 9:58:29 AM PDT · by PROCON · 51 replies
    guns.com ^ | July 20, 2017 | Chris Eger
    “These weapons will never be on our streets unlawfully in the hands of criminals,” said Sheriff Jim McDonnell as the guns were melted at a Rancho Cucamonga steel mill. The guns, collected across Los Angeles County by 14 different departments included 2,778 from the LASD and 2,193 from outside agencies. Among the total destroyed in the 24th annual event were 3,520 pistols and revolvers as well as 1,451 rifles and shotguns. “The collection of weapons here today can be credited to the solid efforts of law enforcement officers throughout Los Angeles County,” McDonnell said. “They will not be used...
  • Can you defeat Steel Armor at the campfire?

    07/20/2017 5:25:23 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 28 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 7/20/2017 | C Buckner
    Steel armor is an amazing way to stop a bullet, should you need to, but will it be as effective after it’s been heated to campfire temperatures? Steel armor is made to stand up to the test of time and always be there when you need it. But, is there anything that would make steel armor prematurely lose its bullet-stopping ability? To find out if excessive heat would make any difference, Demolition Ranch recently decided to drop a steel plate into a campfire and shoot it, just to see what would happen. Amazing Results .308 – Went right through5.56 Green...