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Bob Owens, BearingArms • Sun 2016 Nov 6, 11:39am

“Why in the hell did this guy have a gun?” questioned Hairston about the employee who shot her son.…

This Pizza Hut employee respected his own life enough to arm himself, and it proved to be a wise decision. Your son Michael Grace Jr. and his accomplices were committing a violent armed felony when the employee drew his (lawfully) concealed weapon and opened fire to defend not only his life, but the lives of other employees in the store.…

Bill Federer, WND • Sat 2016 Oct 29, 8:51pm

…There are efforts to change the definition of words in the Second Amendment… The ACLU argued that the term “the people” should be redefined to mean “the state militia…” "The ACLU therefore believes that the Second Amendment does not confer an unlimited right upon individuals to own guns.”…

War News Updates • Mon 2016 Sep 26, 8:07pm

…First designed in the 1960s at the height of the Cold War, the Minuteman nuclear weapons are starting to show their age, and replacement parts are difficult to find for the weapons designed in an analog age.

Also aging are their silos, many built in the 1950s and now rusting as water seeps through the decaying concrete.

Over the next 20 years, the U.S. Air Force will switch out the entirety of its Minuteman III fleet with an as-yet-unnamed new missile known only as the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD).…

Citing Military.com/AFP
AWR Hawkins, Breitbart • Thu 2016 Sep 15, 10:06pm

On September 14 Missouri’s Republican lawmakers overrode Governor Jay Nixon’s (D) veto of SB 656 and made Missouri the newest “Stand Your Ground” state. …the veto override also abolished permitting requirements for law-abiding citizens who wish to exercise their Second Amendment rights by carrying handguns on their persons for self-defense.…

Fox News / AP • Thu 2016 Sep 8, 7:44pm

…holsters, corsets, camisoles and other clothing designed to be flattering, feminine — and functional — for the pistol-packin' mama crowd. … "I don't want to dress in tactical gear and camo all the time. I love tactical clothing for the range. It's comfortable. I don't want to ruin my everyday clothing," said Marilyn Smolenski, who in 2012 created Nickel and Lace, a company that caters to women who want to carry a firearm concealed but don't want to trade in their femininity. "But I don't want to wear it to the grocery store."…

Mary Chastain, Breitbart • Thu 2016 Sep 8, 6:57pm

In New Zealand, six-year-old Sarah Patel attacked the ax-wielding men who tried to rob her family’s shop.…

CCTV Video
AWR Hawkins, Breitbart • Wed 2016 Sep 7, 4:25pm

In his latest book, The War on Guns: Arming Yourself Against Gun Control Lies, John R. Lott Jr. points shows that from 1950 to 2010, not one mass public shooting took place in an area where citizens could arm themselves in self-defense.…

Sheldra Brigham, KFOR • Mon 2016 Aug 29, 9:14pm

PAOLI, Okla. - An Oklahoma mom was arrested Monday morning, after police said she shot a man she found in her 16-year-old daughter's bedroom.

Police arrested 34-year-old Valerie Fowler for assault and battery with a deadly weapon.…

Oh, put me on the jury deciding that Mom's fate, please!
AGG • Fri 2016 Aug 19, 1:34am

The phrase “wrong house” has never been more appropriate. An entire family participated in the shooting of an intruder who broke into a house less than a mile from his own residence.…

Nickarama, Weasel Zippers • Sat 2016 Aug 13, 8:57am

…a man wielding a large blade entered a Marathon Gas Station in East Ridge, TN around 2 a.m. and demanded money and cigarettes… grabbed a female clerk and forced her to go with him, threatening to kill her. …customer in the parking lot… grabbed a handgun… fired multiple shots, hitting the suspect at least once in the torso. The suspected robber …later died from his wounds.…

Cites Daily Caller.
Hillary would have sympathy with the knife-wielder not the gun-toter.
Fred Lucas, Daily Signal • Wed 2016 Aug 10, 10:01am

Concealed-carry permit holders are nearly the most law-abiding demographic of Americans, a new report by the Crime Prevention Research Center says—comparing the permit holders foremost with police.

“Indeed, it is impossible to think of any other group in the U.S. that is anywhere near as law-abiding…”

Mary Anne Marcella, American Thinker • Sat 2016 Jul 30, 4:28pm

…I started to wonder how long it would take for the cops to arrive. Would it matter? Somebody had called the cops, right? I heard walking in the hallway. I gave a smile and a nod to the children. I don't know why, and I didn't know who was walking in the hallway.

All was quiet. That was a good sign, right? No. It was too quiet.

At that crucial moment, it occurred to me that the only way for me to have even a chance of protecting myself and my children against an armed intruder was with a gun.…

Bob Price, Breitbart • Wed 2016 Jul 13, 10:50pm

A man armed with an AK-47 is alleged to have entered a Waffle House in DeSoto, Texas, in the early morning hours last Thursday… After following the man out of the Waffle House, the customer called out to the robber who turned and pointed the rifle at him. The customer fired several shots from his handgun and stopped the robber. …transported to a local hospital where he remains in critical condition. … No charges have been filed against the customer.…

Ammoland • Mon 2016 Jul 4, 11:50am

…“With Halos, one can now post a giant warning sign for those contemplating violence. Halos’ maps illustrate not only where the good guys are (or are not) but how many are present. We believe that this will create a ‘halo’ effect of safety for our users and deter criminals where there are high concentrations of gun-carrying citizens.”…

Umm, certain drawbacks spring to mind immediately. But at least it's not saying that areas not highlighted are devoid of defenders.
Dr. Tar, IOTW Report • Fri 2016 Jul 1, 12:13am

A CBS/New York Times poll finds that households reporting that they own a gun is down to 36 percent, what the Washington Post declares as a record low.…

Key word: "reporting."
Bre Payton, Federalist • Wed 2016 Jun 29, 8:50pm

A man with a concealed carry license stopped a shooter after the latter opened fire on a crowd of people at a nightclub in South Carolina early Sunday morning…

Michelle Jesse, AllenBWest.com • Mon 2016 Jun 27, 10:33pm

…A shooting outside a Walmart in Augusta, Maine was thwarted when two legally-armed bystanders intervened.…

Carla Hinton, NewsOK • Sat 2016 Jun 18, 8:45pm

…Patti Sumner, with the civil rights division of the U.S. Department of Justice, told the crowd that while hate crimes across the nation decreased from 2013-14, there was an uptick or increase in hate crimes involving religious bias during that period. … During the panel discussion, local spiritual leaders discussed how they approach security measures at their houses of worship.…

Article focuses on protecting mosques, and against "white supremacists." (Does touch on protection at Jewish temples.)

…“If they are acting strange, acting out, I would discourage someone taking that on personally,” Citty said. “Best thing to do is call 911.”…

Because when seconds count, the police are only minutes away, riiight.
hedgeless_horseman, ZeroHedge • Thu 2016 Jun 16, 5:16pm

I have had several requests from friends to review the self-rescue gear we carry in our Get Back Home (GBH) bags…

NRA, YouTube • Wed 2016 Jun 15, 10:24pm

After the attack at Pulse night club in Orlando, Hillary Clinton looked past the obvious enemy – radical Islamic terror – and instead said "weapons of war have no place on our streets" and that we need to ban AR-15s immediately. AR-15s are fine for Hillary and her family. They've been protected by armed guards who use them for three decades. But average Americans who watch the news and feel genuine fear for their safety, and their families’ safety—Hillary wants to deny them the level of protection she insists upon herself.

Featuring Dom Raso, Veteran US Navy Seal. Video: 5:00
AWR Hawkins, Breitbart • Sun 2016 Jun 12, 7:59pm

General David Petraeus is forming a gun control group with Gabby Gifford’s husband Mark Kelly.…

AWR Hawkins, Breitbart • Wed 2016 Jun 1, 4:38pm

During a May 31 press conference on the Second Amendment, California Assemblywoman Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) recoiled from Democrats’ latest gun control efforts, saying a “loaded Glock” beats having “911 on the phone.”…

Trent Baker, Breitbart • Tue 2016 May 31, 3:16pm

A man in New York has been charged with manslaughter after brutally attacking the man who attempted to rape his wife Monday… woman was able to alert her husband… [who] eventually entered the apartment as the attack was still happening. He punched the attempted rapist… multiple times.… [rapist] later pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.…

One hopes the husband's charges will be dropped quickly as justified.
Jonn Lilyea, This Ain't Hell • Tue 2016 May 24, 11:57am

Here are 417 incidents which have happened as recorded by This Ain’t Hell since January 1st, 2016 – that’s an average of 2.8 incidences every day so far this year that a lawful gun owner defend themselves or their families from a criminal…

Stephen A. Crockett, Jr., The Root • Mon 2016 May 23, 9:33am

…suspect, Kenneth Williams, attempted to break into a few homes in the area earlier the same day before approaching the Williamson home. Williamson’s daughter saw Williams running toward the house, where he tried to get in through a window…

“That’s scary, and then my baby was there… I was thinking like ... kill him.… I got a crutch and I started slamming him in the face with it and he wouldn’t get down, so I picked up a vacuum out of the hallway and started slamming him in the face with the vacuum. He still wouldn’t get down, so I proceeded to punch him with my fist and he jumped down…”

…burglar asked Williamson if she would return his book bag and begged her not to call the police. Williamson kept the bag and met him with a knife instead, and then chased the man down the street… Williamson and several neighbors held the man until police arrived.…

Joseph Holloway, NewsOn6 • Mon 2016 May 23, 9:26am

TULSA, Oklahoma… female victim reported two men kicking in her door just around 9:30 Sunday night. …went to her bedroom and grabbed a gun. …told the men she had a gun but they kept coming towards her, so she fired three rounds at them. One man was shot in the chest but both made it to a white four-door vehicle and left the scene. …vehicle was then seen dropping that suspect off at a local hospital, where he's in the ICU in serious condition.… still looking for the other intruder… woman in the home was not hurt.…

If only all such stories could have at least this good an outcome!
Nickarama, Weasel Zippers • Fri 2016 May 20, 8:51pm

…Just so we're clear, The White House just shot what they thought was a home intruder?
-Colion Noir (Twitter)…

Good one, Colion
Jenn Jacques, Bearing Arms • Wed 2016 Apr 27, 4:42pm

…School officials at KRESA West Campus in Kalamazoo, MI locked the campus down when a 4-year-old student’s father legally open carried his gun on campus. But when classes resumed, officials continued to lock down the daughter of the law-abiding gun owner, transferring the rest of the students to another class on a different campus – leaving her alone.…

Justin Stakes, Ammoland • Mon 2016 Apr 25, 8:16pm

…The University of Oklahoma, the State Chamber of Commerce, Oklahoma City and Tulsa Chambers of Commerce, the Oklahoma City Thunder – all of these entities have decided to side with Michael Bloomberg and Moms Demand Action and against the God-given right of every Oklahoman to self-preservation. As opposition mounts, our State Senators are feeling more and more pressure to forsake their oath of office and to side with Bloomberg.It is critical that they hear from you.

These organizations are giving the Senators misleading information.…

AWR Hawkins, Breitbart • Tue 2016 Apr 19, 9:40pm

Senator Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has introduced legislation to stop President Barack Obama from imposing a stealthy gun ban on an estimated 75,000 Social Security beneficiaries.…

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