Armed “Good Samaritan” Defends Self, in the Middle of a “Domestic”

In this case reported from Antioch, Tennessee, a domestic argument ends with a stranger being drawn into a potentially deadly encounter. The accused and a woman were arguing, and the accused told her to to get out of the car on the Interstate. A stranger, seeing a woman walking on the Interstate, stopped to ask if she needed help. Shortly after, the accused came back, stopped, drew a pistol and pointed it at the two. The stranger drew his own gun, words were exchanged, and the accused drove off.  No shots were fired. Talk to any police officer, and they will tell you . . .

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Pharmacist Fired for Armed Self Defense Loses Appeal

Pharmacist Jeremy Hoven worked at Walgreens in Benton Township, Michigan. After a robbery in 2007, Hoven complained to management about security at the store. While he waited for improvements, Hoven obtained a concealed carry permit. In 2011, at 4:30 a.m. on May 8th, the pharmacist used his concealed firearm to defend himself against armed robbers who’d entered the store, taken a manager hostage and tried to shoot him. It was all captured on a dramatic video [above]. A local police Lt. said . . .

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Question of the Day: Should the NRA Talk About Iraq?

NRA watchers will tell you that the gun rights group is dragging itself kicking and screaming into the 21st century. The NRA has hired a squadron of commentators who are as far removed from the racist, redneck OWFG stereotype as Barbara Palvin is from Jabba the Hut. While much of the resulting YouTubery begins with a disclaimer separating the NRA from the editorial content therein, the Life of Duty segment does not. In the episode above, the on-screen talent tells viewers that the U.S shouldn’t have pulled out all its forces from Iraq. Huh? What’s that got to do with guns? In fact, doesn’t that kind of partisan politics alienate potential firearms freedom folk? Shouldn’t the NRA steer clear of all non-gun-related issues?

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Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Keep On Truckin’ Edition

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We recently ran a piece about running into fake cops (Self-Defense Tip: Call the Cops on the Cops). We know of at least one interstate trucker who can relate. “Joshua McCann was in San Antonio to pick up a motorcycle from a local shop and haul it back to Michigan for a customer,” kens5.com reports. “But, when he pulled into the shopping center, a man claiming to be a police officer stopped him and instructed him to get out of the truck. After exiting, the driver asked to see a badge. The suspect allegedly told McCann that he was going to steal the truck and that’s when the 22-year-old sprang into action .  . .

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Boycott Ben & Jerry’s?

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Unlike Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, the People of the Gun don’t do organized boycotts. Every time we report on a company that plays ball with the Moms (e.g. Panera), individual commentators announce that they’ll not darken their disarmament-friendly doors again. So what do you think when I tell you that Ben & Jerry’s ice cream company has joined forces with a gun buyback program – aimed at vilifying toy guns and video games? True story! “Parents and children may turn in toy guns and video games from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 4 at Novato [CA] police headquarters; Oct. 11 at Ben & Jerry’s at Bon Air Shopping Center in Greenbrae; Oct. 18 at Town Center Mall in Corte Madera; and Oct. 25 at Sausalito police headquarters. Ben & Jerry’s is donating ice cream for participants.” Because . . .

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Quote of the Day: A Liberal Who’s Been Mugged Edition

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“This ISIS stuff is seeing quite a few people changing their opinions.. one of my mates told me today- he’s coming around on the gun issue. He’s 68 years old, been against guns his whole life- now he’s turning around because of these savages.” – J. Coughran in With ISIS arrests, Australians wishing they had guns [at wnd.com]

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Secret Service: “We Don’t Shoot Unarmed Intruders”

I’m sure you know the story by now. A guy jumps the fence in front of the White House and makes it to the front door. The Secret Service (or suchlike) arrest the intruder, who claimed he was just trying to borrow a cup of sugar. [Note: I made that last bit up.] Another nutcase drives up later. He’s arrested too. Never mind that. The first guy, one Omar J. Gonzalez of Copperas Cove, Texas, got the media and All The President’s Men in a lather. How did Omar get so close to “Renegade’s” residence so quickly? In other words, why didn’t someone shoot the loon? What were those sharpshooters on the roof doing? Well, apparently . . .

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Update: Florida Shooter Was a Felon, Previously Killed Son in “Hunting Accident”

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Yesterday we caught wind of a Florida mass shooting in which a family was murdered. Details were scarce at the time, but with the morning comes additional information. It appears that a total eight people are dead: six children, the mother, and the grandfather by suicide. The suspected murderer is Don Spirit, a person who was previously convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm when he “accidentally” killed his son in a “hunting accident” years prior . . .

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Dr. Kristie Rivers is Utterly Incompetent

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Despite a moderately impressive array of credentials (MD, FAAP, board certified pediatrician and, according to her bio blurb at HuffPo, Attending Physician, Assistant Medical Director of the Pediatric Hospitalist Program, and Director of Pediatric Medical Education at a Fort Lauderdale children’s hospital) I must conclude that Doctor Kristie Rivers is utterly incompetent. I mean really, incredibly, breathtakingly, mind-bogglingly uninformed. Unlike our friends in the gun-grabber community, though, I’m not going to just toss out some ad hominem attacks and call it a day. I am going to lay out in painstaking detail just exactly what brought me to this conclusion. . . .

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BREAKING: Reports of Mass Shooting, Including Six Children in Bell, FL

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From usatoday.com: “Several news organizations are reporting a multiple shooting in Bell, Fla., and WCJB in Gainesville confirms that there have been deaths. Six children are among the dead, the Gilchrist County Journal reported on its Facebook page, and the Gainesville Sun tweeted that two adults and six children are dead in the incident.” Very little is known at this point though there are multiple reports that the shooting was a murder-suicide. For more we turn to CNN . . .

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Upcoming Match: Pecos Run n Gun

Every year, a group of die hard shooters head to the desert in West Texas to compete in the Pecos Run n Gun, a centerfire biathlon roughly seven miles in length with six shooting stages incorporating rifle and pistol. All gear that you use must be packed along with you for the entire duration of the run including guns, ammo, water, snacks, first aid kits, etc. The race is this weekend, I’m competing, and the course of fire is after the jump.

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