Bark, But Don’t Bite! Defending Your Animals From Human Threats

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This article originally appeared at texaslawshield.com and is reprinted here with permission.

We were all shocked and angry when we heard about the CenterPoint Energy employee who was caught on video attacking a homeowner’s dogs with a wrench. Almost everyone agreed that this was a cruel and violent act but there’s still a question – what are a homeowners’ rights if this happens to them? We asked Texas Law Shield Independent Program Attorney, and attorney at the law firm of Walker & Byington, Emily Taylor to shed some light on this issue . . .

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Eight Dead in Ohio Massacre, Shooter(s) At Large

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“‘Any individuals involved in this are armed and extremely dangerous,’ Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader said. Seven adults and one 16-year-old boy were shot in the head, the sheriff said. Each was a member of the Rhoden family.” The bodies were found in four different locations outside of Peebles, Ohio. The victims were described as having been shot “execution style.” The bad news: “During a news conference Friday afternoon, both (Pike County Sheriff Charles) Reader and (Attorney General Mike) DeWine emphasized that the shooter or shooters are not in custody.” If you’re in the area, keep your powder dry.

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Mexican Marines Humiliating Cartel Bosses

“A Mexican Marine has made a sport out of hunting top cartel bosses and has found an interesting past-time,” breitbart.com reports. “The Marine began mocking top cartel bosses by dressing up recently arrested gunmen in lingerie while forcing them to kiss each other for the comedic entertainment of his team.” An un-named Marine, obvs. And don’t expect me to find out and publish it, either. One more thing: this is mild compared to other human rights abuses carried out by Mexico’s army. That is all.

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Wounded Boyfriend Returns to Shooter’s House – Dressed as a Cop

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“There were recent reports in St. Louis, Missouri, that a 38-year-old woman, while out on a date, got into a violent altercation with her boyfriend,” Las Vegas gun store owner Bob Irwin blogs over at ammoland.com. “She ended up pulling her gun and firing at him to keep him away from her.” Wait. What? You fire at someone only when they pose an imminent credible threat of death or grievous bodily harm. Did that apply here? Maybe. Anyway . . .

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Court: Norway Violated Spree Killer Breivik’s Human Rights

 Mass killer Anders Bevik (courtesy in.reuters.com)

“Anders Breivik took Norwegian authorities to court in March,” in.reuters.com reports, “accusing them of exposing him to inhuman, degrading treatment or punishment in breach of the European Convention on Human Rights. He protested his isolation from other inmates and from outsiders who are not professionals.” You may remember that Breivik as the madman who dressed as a police officer as he shot and murdered 69 people at a Workers’ Youth League (AUF) summer camp on the island of Utøya. After killing eight with a bomb in Oslo. Apparently, prison life isn’t good enough for Breivik. The court ruled that . . .

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Unidentified Target Shooter Kills Alaskan Photographer Adam Malaby

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“An Anchorage man was shot and killed Saturday while he was trying to photograph others shooting guns, Alaska State Troopers wrote in a dispatch Monday.” The report comes a little late to TTAG HQ; things move at a different pace in The Last Frontier State. That said, bullets don’t. ktuu.com: “Investigations revealed that Adam Malaby . . . stepped in the line of fire. He was struck by a bullet from a .40 caliber pistol. [ED: not shown] People at the scene were performing CPR on Malaby when troopers arrived and he was then transported by air to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.” No word on the whether or not Malaby was shooting the shooters with or without the shooter’s knowledge. Nor any photos from the scene.

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Will Smith’s Killer Claims Self-Defense

New details have emerged in the “road rage” killing of former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith. “A loaded 9 mm handgun was found in the car slain former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith was driving Saturday night when he was shot and killed,” ajc.com reports. “The discovery of the weapon came after the police executed a search warrant Tuesday for the interior of Smith’s SUV.” The lawyer for the accused, Cardell Hayes, also revealed . . .

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Planned Parenthood Shooter Wanted To Meet Aborted Fetuses at The Gates of Heaven

“Planned Parenthood shooter Robert Dear was inspired by previous abortion clinic attackers and the promise of being met at the gates of heaven by aborted fetuses who would thank him,” theatlantic.com reports. “Dear, who is charged with 179 criminal counts . . . was particularly incensed over allegations that Planned Parenthood clinics across the country were supposedly selling ‘baby parts’ —claims that circulated after anti-abortion activists released heavily edited videos last year, which became a campaign talking point for Republican presidential candidates.” Yeah, I blame the Republicans. And SKS . . .

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Students for Concealed Carry’s Statement on the Murder at UT-Austin

UT murder victim and assailant (courtesy abc13.com)

Press release [via AmmoLand.com] –  The recent murder of a female undergraduate on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin serves as a tragic reminder that college campuses, though typically safe, do play host to every form of violent crime found throughout the rest of society. No matter how much we want to believe that universities are safe spaces shielded from the dangers of the “real world,” the truth is . . .

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Pennsylvania Toll Collector Danny Crouse: Gun Hero of the Day (R.I.P.)

Danny Crouse (courtesy dailymail.co.uk)

Mr. Farago,

I’ve read your blog for some time now and have been an avid shooter and firearms enthusiast my entire life. I have my own business as a firearms instructor, worked in the firearms industry for about 4-years, and come from a very pro-2nd Amendment family. I am contacting you in order to give you a little more information on the [PA] Turnpike shooting that wasn’t in the news. My fiancé is Danny Crouse’s daughter so the past week or two has been very hectic with funeral arrangements, helping the family get through this, etc. Due to this, I have just now had a chance to read through the articles that I have missed and I happened across the one regarding the turnpike. I know that you usually post a “gun hero of the day” post and this may be something to consider . . .

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Super Bowl Champ Will Smith Shot and Killed in Road Rage Attack

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“Former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith was shot to death in New Orleans’s Lower Garden District on Saturday night, following a traffic collision, the city’s Coroner’s Office has confirmed to ABC. A police report says Smith’s Mercedes G63 SUV was rear-ended by a Hummer H2 while driving with his wife. The driver of the Hummer and Smith ‘exchanged words at which time the driver of the Hummer produced a handgun’ and shot Smith ‘multiple times and his 34-year-old wife twice in the right leg.’ Smith was pronounced dead at the scene. His wife was transported to a local hospital.” I think it needs to be said that . . .

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