Texas Man Who Pulled Gun On Bikers: I’d Do It Again

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“Ricky Thornton, the pickup truck driver [who pointed a gun at a biker in a video gone viral], told mySA.com that the bikers had been driving recklessly prior to the events shown in the video. ‘Anybody in their right minds going to know there’s a little more to it than just him walking up to my damn truck,’ Thornton said. “Thornton, a 54-year-old mechanical contractor from Irving, said bikers were weaving in and out of traffic, cutting off other drivers and popping wheelies on the freeway. One biker leaned on his truck at a stoplight before the events of the video, Thornton said. A biker also almost wiped out in front of his truck while he was driving, he said. At another point . . .

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Deadline for Fast & Furious Docs Passes. Where’s the Info?

Carlos Canino (courtesy miamiherald.com)

“On Jan. 19, federal Judge Amy Berman—an Obama appointee—ordered the administration to produce the [ATF’s Fast & Furious gun running] documents demanded,” the NRA’s americas1stfreedom.org reminds us. “The deadline Berman set for the administration to comply was this past Tuesday, Feb. 2.” And . . . ? Crickets chirping. I wouldn’t hold my breath for news of the big reveal. As we reported, Judge Berman . . .

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ISIS Terrorists and Fighters = Drugged-Up Pain-Impervious Zombies?

As the video above reveals, the idea that a violent criminal/terrorist may be too drugged-up to feel pain is nothing new. Back when PCP was the bête noire of the anti-drug set, Rhode Island cops advised aspiring gun owners to empty their guns into an attacker, just in case. So when thesun.co.uk trumpets REVEALED: Factory that makes ‘Terror Potion’ turning ISIS fighters into drug-fuelled Jihadi junkies, it’s best to understand that plus ça change, plus c’est la meme chose (same sh*t, different day). It’s still shoot — and keep shooting — until the threat stops. That is all.

[h/t DP]

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D.C. Paying Criminals Not to Shoot People

DC murder scene (courtesy eurweb.com)

NOTE: this is not satire. “The D.C. Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a bill that includes a proposal to pay residents a stipend not to commit crimes,” the AP reports. “It’s based on a program in Richmond, California, that advocates say has contributed to deep reductions in crime there.” How deep is D.C.’s hoplohobic love? This deep . . .

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Andrew Stricker: Restore my Gun Rights!

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TTAG commentator Andrew Stickler posted this underneath our post OMG! 666 GA Felons’ Gun Rights Restored! OMG!

I am a felon, since I was a kid. Hopefully, in about two more years, I will have my rights restored. I’ve already got my application prepared. I shouldn’t have the right to ever defend my family ? somebody mentioned shoving a girlfriend and getting a misdemeanor, Well, while drunk at a bar, I threatened a man, not with a gun, just threatened to fight him. He pulled out a knife . . .

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This is What Happens to a Disarmed Populace: Australian Flame Throwing Shopkeeper Edition

“Two men with what appeared to be firearms tried to rob a store in Queensland’s Alexandra Hills at 6:30 a.m. local time Saturday,” mashable.com reports. “Not taking that lying down, store owner Dan Rigney took up the weapons available to him to defend his shop: fly spray and a cigarette lighter. In other words, a makeshift flame thrower.” Funny or die? mashable think so . . .

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Inside the Twisted Mind of a Gun Control Advocate: Trymaine Lee

Trymaine Lee (courtesy msnbc.com)

“My family has experienced its own measure of gun death,” former crime reporter Trymaine Lee [above] confesses at nytimes.com. “In the mid-1970s, a couple of years before I was born, a disgruntled prospective tenant murdered my grandfather over a $160 security deposit. Decades later a young woman put a bullet in the back of my stepbrother’s head. Years later, two cousins, brothers, would be touched by the plague: One was shot down and the other is serving a long prison sentence for a separate incident, a botched robbery turned murder.” Now you might think that someone who’s experienced that much murdereous mayhem would . . .

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Germans Arming Themselves Against Violent Muslim Refugees- Legally and Illegally

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German blogger Claudia Bommer of Die Waffe(n) der Frau writes:

The international media has covered the mass sex attacks in Cologne and other cities in Germany, commited mainly by “refugees.”  Although TTAG is a website dedicated to news about gun-related topics in the US, publisher Robert Farago found the crimes serious enough to cover the story. He expressed his anger that Germany has left law-abiding citizens disarmed against criminals. Where is the discussion about self-defense in Germany, he asks. He wrote that it seems to be nowhere, even though it should be centre stage. That’s not exactly true . . .

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Hey Jackass! Chicago’s January Shooting Stats Revealed

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Nothing personal. heyjackass.com offers readers a farrago of firearms statistics related to the gang-banging mayhem plaguing Chicago. The site’s stats reset for the new year, but there’s already plenty of raw data for your dining and dancing pleasure. You can check out everything from the number of drive-bys in which three people were shot (10) and how many people died as a result (3), to the total number of people “shot in the junk” (6). The chart above shows that the Windy City’s looking at a record year “gun violence”-wise (those are all January totals). Bottom line: gun control doesn’t work. That is all.

[h/t ML]

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It Should Have Been a Defensive Gun Use: St. Cloud, Florida Edition

“A family was terrorized for nearly 12 hours on Thursday in their home in St. Cloud,” wftv.com reports. “Four gunmen tied up a mother and her daughter before robbing the family, investigators said. The mother’s boyfriend was kidnapped and beaten before investigators found him tied up in the back seat of the family’s car.” It should have been a defensive gun use — although it’s easier said than done when you’re facing four determined gunmen. Yeah, about that . . .

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