Armed robber from Chicago travels to Florida, and is actually surprised when his would be victim also has a gun. Video and audio at link.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/florida-alleged-robber-armed-gun-003250247.html

Florida alleged robber armed with gun claims ‘I’m from Chicago, bro,’ leaves when clerk displays own weapon

By Louis Casiano

September 26, 2022

A man casually carrying a shotgun and claiming to be from Chicago walked into a Florida convenience store during an attempted robbery but walked out when a clerk displayed his own weapon, authorities said.

Rakim Stephen Tate, 32, made a bad decision that “became a worse decision” when he walked into a convenience store on Sept. 9 with a visible shotgun to his side, the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office said Monday.

He is charged with openly carrying a prohibited weapon and attempted robbery with a firearm.

Tate walked around the store for a few seconds before a clerk out of view from a camera in the store is heard talking to him, according to security footage. The clerk apparently noticed Tate arming himself before he entered the store and went into a back room to arm himself with his personal weapon, authorities said.

“I don’t mean no harm, I’m just not from around here,” Tate is heard saying while holding his weapon. “I got a big (expletive) (expletive) gun, but I’m not from around here is what I’m saying. I’m from Chicago bro.”

Tate is heard asking the employee what kind of weapon he is holding. The employee responds before Tate slowly walks out of the store.

“He then fumbles for words, resorting to meaningless babble about being from Chicago,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement. “Words seem to fail you when your felony attempt is thwarted by lawful and righteous force.”

Tate was arrested on Sept. 15 in Santa Rose County, authorities said, adding “You’re not in Chicago anymore; you’re under arrest.”

The Benelli shotgun he allegedly used was also recovered, authorities said.

September 27, 2022. Tags: , . Guns. Leave a comment.

This is self defense. Once the robber jumped over the counter, the owner’s life was potentially at risk.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCu4G_ZkBI0

August 8, 2022. Tags: , , . Self defense. Leave a comment.

Indiana police say ‘Good Samaritan’ took out mall shooter in 15 seconds, landed 8 of 10 shots

https://www.yahoo.com/news/indiana-police-apos-good-samaritan-143501980.html

Indiana police say ‘Good Samaritan’ took out mall shooter in 15 seconds, landed 8 of 10 shots

By Michael Lee

July 20, 2022

Police say it took Elisjsha Dicken just 15 seconds to neutralize a man who opened fire on shoppers at an Indiana mall — quick action they believe saved countless lives.

“The time lapse between the moment that Jonathan Sapirman exited the restroom and began shooting, and when he was shot by the civilian was only fifteen seconds, not two minutes,” Greenwood Police Chief James Ison said Tuesday in a statement. “The surveillance video shows Sapirman exit the restroom at 5:56:48pm. He was neutralized by Dicken at 5:57:03 pm.”

The statement corrects a previous police timeline in which authorities said the incident lasted two minutes. Police also revealed that a preliminary autopsy report on the gunman showed that he was struck eight times and died of his wounds, meaning Dicken only missed the shooter twice despite engaging the threat from a distance.

Police say the gunman was armed with two rifles, a Glock pistol, and was carrying at least 100 rounds of ammunition with him. Sapirman killed three people before being quickly neutralized by Dicken, who began closing the distance on the shooter as he waved for bystanders to flee behind him.

Ison said that Dicken’s actions were “heroic” and “very tactically sound” despite him having no police or military background.

“Many more people would have died last night if not for a responsible armed citizen who took action within the first two minutes of this shooting,” Ison said.

Guy Relford, an attorney hired to represent Dicken, said he was proud of his client’s actions at the mall.

“I am proud to serve as Eli Dickens’ attorney and spokesperson,” Relford said in a statement. “He is a true American hero who saved countless lives during a horrific event that could have been so much worse if not for Eli’s courage, preparedness and willingness to protect others.”

July 21, 2022. Tags: , , , , , , . Guns. Leave a comment.

‘Good Samaritan’ Takes Down Gunman Who Killed 3 in Mall Food Court

https://www.yahoo.com/news/multiple-victims-reported-several-injured-230456324.html

‘Good Samaritan’ Takes Down Gunman Who Killed 3 in Mall Food Court

By AJ McDougall

July 17, 2022

Four people are dead and several injured after a man with a rifle walked into a food court at Greenwood Park Mall in Indiana and began shooting, local authorities said Sunday evening.

One of the dead is the suspected shooter, according to Greenwood Mayor Mark Myers. The gunman, an adult male, has not been identified. Police said he had been carrying a long rifle and several ammunition magazines.

“This tragedy hits at the core of our community,” the mayor said in a news release. “Please offer your prayers to the victims and our first responders.”

The gunman, according to Myers, was shot “by an armed individual.” The “good Samaritan,” as Greenwood Police Department Chief Jim Ison identified him at a press conference, was a 22-year-old civilian from nearby Bartholomew County.

“The real hero of the day is the citizen that was lawfully carrying a firearm in that food court and was able to stop the shooter almost as soon as he began,” Ison said, according to the Indianapolis Star.

The armed bystander “appears to be cooperating fully” with investigators, Ison added.

Two people were hospitalized following the shooting. One was a 12-year-old girl, who sustained a “minor injury,” the Star reported.

“We are sickened by yet another type of incident like this, in our city, in our country,” Indianapolis Assistant Chief of Police Chris Bailey said.

Authorities responded to the scene in Greenwood, a city of 60,000 just south of Indianapolis, just before 6 p.m. Witnesses told FOX59 that the shooting began after “a group of teenagers started arguing,” according to a tweet from a channel anchor. Others told 13News that they had heard roughly 20 shots being fired inside the mall’s food court.

Olivia Harding said she was at the mall with her mom when they heard four gunshots go off, telling CNN she thought the mall carousel had broken down.

“Next thing you know, you hear about six more shots and you see everybody running,” Harding said, adding that it would be “a very long time” before she’ll set foot in a mall again.

Chris Roy, a 30-year-old assistant manager at the mall’s Vans store, told the Star that he had been working when he saw people sprinting away from the food court. No one in the store heard gunshots, but the panic outside spoke for itself, he said.

“So I jumped over the counter, locked the door, gathered my associates and other managers at the back door,” he told the newspaper, adding that police arrived and escorted them out of the building after 15 tense minutes.

Then, “I called my mom,” he said.

In addition to the heavily armed officers swarming the area outside the mall, a bomb squad had been dispatched to the area to investigate a suspicious package in one of the mall’s bathrooms, according to BNO News.

The backpack was labeled suspicious and confiscated by investigators but later declared harmless, according to the Star.

“I’ve been a police officer most of my life,” Mayor Myers told The New York Times in an interview on Sunday evening. “Still, this is incredibly shocking, to not only me but our entire community.”

July 18, 2022. Tags: , , , , . Guns. Leave a comment.

State Sen. Kimberly Lightford recounts harrowing carjacking details: ‘I begged them not to shoot us’ [Democrat says she’s glad her husband had a legal gun with him at the time]

https://abc7chicago.com/il-state-senator-kimberly-lightford-carjacked-broadview-carjacking/11376398/

State Sen. Kimberly Lightford recounts harrowing carjacking details: ‘I begged them not to shoot us’

By Craig Wall

December 23, 2021

BROADVIEW, Ill. (WLS) — Illinois State Senator Kimberly Lightford is recounting the harrowing details of being carjacked in west suburban Broadview this week with her husband, Erin McKennie.

The incident happened Tuesday night around 9:45 p.m. in the 2000-block of South 20th Avenue.

Police said three men driving a Durango took a black Mercedez Benz SUV that belonged to Lightford. The state senate majority leader said she was dropping off a friend at the time.

Lightford, who said she feared for her life, described it like a scene out of a movie.

“Three guys just hopped out with guns and they demanded that we get out of the car and they put my husband on the ground,” said Lightford. “They had me over on the other side. I begged them not to shoot us and I begged them not to shoot my husband and not to shoot me.”

Lightford had a gun pointed at her and feared she was going to die.

“After we got the guns off of us my husband told me to run,” Lightford recounted.

As she ran, gunfire erupted, her husband exchanging shots with the carjackers.

“I thought for sure they were gonna shoot me down,” Lightford said. “It was a lot of shots being fired. I think they were shooting at my husband and me and luckily enough my husband is concealed and carry and he was able to protect us.”

No was injured in the shooting, according to police.

The suspects took off in both the senator’s car and in the Durango, police said.

The incident has not deterred her from taking part in a Christmas giveaway in Hillside. She attended Christmas in Proviso Thursday morning. It’s a massive community giving effort that is blessing hundreds of kids with holiday presents.

Lightford is providing specific Christmas gifts for 59 kids in the community who are being raised by their grandparents.

In the loaner Mercedes SUV were some of the gifts Lightford had bought for the event. She went out shopping again Wednesday night to replace them.

Despite the trauma of two nights ago, Lightford called the event it therapeutic.

“For me as a little girl, Christmas has always just brought so much joy and happiness,” said Lightford. ” And I love giving back to other children so my entire time shopping was identifying specific requests from kids instead of just giving them anything, I wanted to give them what they actually asked for on their wish list.”

82-year-old Merdise Lee attended the giveaway with her five-year-old great grandson RJ. She said she had no idea about the carjacking.

“It says something about her as a person that no matter what happens, she’s still willing to carry out, you know what she needs to do? And oh my gosh,” Lee said.

Lightford made Christmas for little RJ even more special with a bike that wasn’t even on his wish list. As for herself, she celebrates the gift of being alive.

“I’m happy that my husband and I made it out of that safely and I’m going to enjoy, just enjoy life,” Lightford said.

Police said they have recovered the loaner vehicle, which was abandoned on Chicago’s West Side.

Lightford said she does not believe she was targeted but instead believes it was a random carjacking.

 

December 27, 2021. Tags: , , . Guns. Leave a comment.

At a Philadelphia pizza shop, a 14-year-old boy saved his mother’s life by shooting a robber who was strangling her

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zd0BMT0yEkc

https://6abc.com/philadelphia-shooting-spring-garden-broad-street-robbery-pizza-shop/11318485/

14-year-old son of pizza shop employee shoots would-be robber in Spring Garden

Police say the 33-year-old suspect was found after officers followed a trail of blood to a nearby SEPTA station.

By 6abc Digital Staff and Corey Davis

December 10, 2021

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — The 14-year-old son of a Philadelphia pizza shop employee shot an armed robbery suspect who started choking one of his parents, police say.

Police say the series of incidents unfolded around 9:30 p.m. Thursday when three men robbed the CVS pharmacy at North Broad and Spring Garden in the Spring Garden section of the city.

Moments later, police say at least one of those men went a block away to rob the Bold Pizza Shop at 15th and Spring Garden.

Employees say the man forcibly reached over the counter and tried to take cash from the register.

A struggle ensued between an employee and the robbery suspect when the offender started to strangle the victim.

The victim’s 14-year-old son grabbed a handgun from under the counter and shot the offender one time in the face, police said.

“There was money on the floor and there was also some broken glass inside the store, and there was also a large amount of blood,” said Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small.

The pizza shop was closed on Friday.

Some people who live nearby said they understand the teen was just trying to protect his parent.

“I think most people would do that in that situation to protect someone they love and they’re being threatened so violently,” said Nina Adams.

“I am very proud and its kind of sad that a 14-year-old had to shoot the suspect, but it was quick thinking and I’m glad they were able to catch the person so fast,” said Raina Harris.

Investigators say they followed a trail of blood down the stairs of a SEPTA subway station at Broad and Spring Garden.

Police say that’s where they found the 33-year-old male suspect.

“From following the trail of blood, we also found some cash in the subway where the suspect was found,” Small said.

The suspect was rushed to an area hospital where he was placed in critical condition.

According to police, surveillance video from the pharmacy matched the description of the injured suspect. Police are still looking for two suspects in connection with that crime.

The man who was shot has not been identified. No other injuries were reported.

December 16, 2021. Tags: , . Guns. Leave a comment.

Black Oklahoma man faces 1st-degree murder charge after killing white alleged burglar

In my opinion, this black guy doesn’t deserve to have any charges filed against him for killing a burglar. But they are filing charges: first degree murder. What nonsense.

The fact that the burglar had not yet entered the building should not matter. The burglar was trying to break the lock on the door. That’s good enough for me to vote not guilty on the first degree murder charge if I was on the jury. There’s a reason we have jury nullification.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/black-oklahoma-man-faces-first-degree-murder-charge-after-killing-white-burglar-205612621.html

Black Oklahoma man faces 1st-degree murder charge after killing white alleged burglar

By Marquise Francis

June 1, 2021

LaRue Bratcher, a 34-year-old Black Army veteran from Oklahoma, remains behind bars on a charge of first-degree murder more than a year after he shot and killed a white man allegedly trying to break into his marijuana grow business.

With his trial date delayed until later this year, Bratcher’s family and friends and members of the Oklahoma City community are rallying behind him, saying the murder charge is unjust.

“I feel like this was an injustice for the simple fact that if the roles were reversed, if this was a white person inside the facility, he would not be in this situation,” Bratcher’s wife, Vicky Bratcher, told Yahoo News in a video interview.

“Someone broke into his place,” Bratcher’s uncle, Derrick Neighbors, said at a rally last month. “He didn’t go out looking for trouble. He was in his own place of business.”

In 2018 when Oklahoma voters legalized medical marijuana, Bratcher established Premium Smoke LLC, a marijuana grow shop located in Oklahoma City, whose business license expired a year later. Bratcher had planned to renew his license in 2019, his wife said, but learned he would not be allowed to do so until he made nearly $100,000 worth of renovations to the warehouse that housed it, so he held off.

On May 27, 2020, around 1 a.m., Bratcher was at the grow operation warehouse when Daniel Hardwick, a 42-year-old white man, allegedly attempted to break into the business for the second consecutive night. Video from that night reportedly shows Hardwick park his car at the rear of the shop, walk to the business’s door and jostle with the door handle, attempting to gain entry.

“He was trying to break in when the business owner, who was inside the business at the time, apparently opened fire with a handgun, striking and killing the man who was breaking in,” Master Sgt. Gary Knight with the Oklahoma City Police Department told KFOR.

Bratcher called the police shortly after the shooting, and once at the scene, officers called the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority to ensure the business was legal. When they found out that the business’s license had expired, Bratcher was arrested for operating a grow shop illegally, a felony, and was held on $5,000 bond. He was not, however, initially arrested in Hardwick’s death. In addition to arresting Bratcher, authorities also seized 480 marijuana plants worth an estimated $1,500,000.

A day after the arrest, Bratcher was released on bond. But just a week later, the city’s district attorney’s office reviewed the case and upgraded Bratcher’s charges to second-degree murder. One week later, police raided Bratcher’s home, escorting him, his children and his wife to the street, and arrested Bratcher again. Then, after he refused to accept a plea deal late last year, Bratcher’s charges were upgraded to first-degree murder. The family told Yahoo News that it does not understand why.

Individuals convicted of second-degree murder in Oklahoma can expect to serve a minimum of 10 years in prison to a life sentence, which is classified as 45 years in the state of Oklahoma, with eligibility for parole after serving 85 percent of the sentence. The penalties for those convicted of first-degree murder vary but include a life sentence without the possibility of parole, or death.

Despite Oklahoma being a state with a “stand your ground” law, or castle doctrine, those rights do not apply to those who are found to have committed a felony. Prosecutors say that because Bratcher operated his grow business without a license, he was felonious and any self-defense clause is thrown out.

Knight also told Yahoo News that because Hardwick was on the other side of the door, Bratcher had no legal standing to shoot him.

“[Bratcher] shot a burglar who had been working on the doorknob,” Knight said. “To use deadly force you have to determine you or the life of an innocent person is in imminent peril. The guy was on the other side of the door. … This is not ‘stand your ground.’”

Knight added that officers did not arrest Bratcher initially in Hardwick’s death because it’s not their job to determine who was right or wrong. Police are responsible only for gathering all of the information at the scene, Knight said, and “it’s up to the DA to decide from there.”

The Oklahoma County district attorney’s office did not return Yahoo News’ request for comment.

Bratcher’s lawyer, Clay Curtis, believes that even without the “stand your ground” defense, Bratcher acted in a “reasonable” manner.

“The evidence shows Mr. Bratcher acted reasonably under the circumstances,” Curtis told Yahoo News. “I think anyone would be in fear for their life in that circumstance. … This case isn’t about us growing weed in terms of the homicide, it’s about whether people think he acted reasonably under the circumstances.”

Bratcher’s wife, who also served in the U.S. military, believes the courts are making Hardwick out to be the victim and using her husband’s Army training against him.

“We’ve been fighting for this country and at the end of the day, it feels like you come home and it doesn’t mean anything to anybody,” Vicky Bratcher said.

Vicky added that at last year’s bond hearing, prosecutors said her husband was a “threat to the community” because of his previous combat training and expertise with a weapon.

“They used our experience of being a veteran [against us],” she said. “That’s literally a slap in the face.”

A petition in support of Bratcher’s release had received more than 5,800 signatures as of Tuesday afternoon. Dozens of demonstrators marched through downtown Oklahoma City last month in support of Bratcher and protested outside the county jail.

“When you’re in trouble, somebody has to fight for you,” Neighbors, Bratcher’s uncle, said. “This is my family and we’re going to fight for him.”

The trial date for Bratcher has been set for Oct. 11 of this year.

Feeling a mix of emotions, Vicky Bratcher is cautiously optimistic that justice will prevail.

“I feel deflated … my heart is broken,” she said. “This whole year has been very hard. I am still managing the warehouse, taking care of the kids and making sure that everything at home is good for his return. But it’s been hard to know that I don’t know what’s going to happen.”

Meanwhile, the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority updated its policy this year to allow cardholders to apply for a new license while still using their expired one until the new one comes in the mail.

June 1, 2021. Tags: , , . Guns. Leave a comment.

Texas state representative Terry Meza introduces bill to make it easier for criminals to commit crimes

Original: https://twitter.com/terryfortexas/status/1329504824879173634

Archive: https://web.archive.org/web/20201119192250/https://twitter.com/terryfortexas/status/1329504824879173634

My bill HB 196 and my position on the Texas Castle Doctrine has been misrepresented in the news as of late.

It does not repeal the Castle Doctrine, and it does not restrict homeowners from using firearms in self-defense as applicable to current Texas stand your ground laws. 1/3

Original: https://twitter.com/TerryforTexas/status/1329504826875666441

Archive: https://web.archive.org/web/20201211181554/https://twitter.com/TerryforTexas/status/1329504826875666441

What my bill would do if passed, would require a homeowner to exhaust the potential of safely retreating into their habitation before using deadly force in defense of themselves or their property.

I filed this bill because the castle doctrine as it currently exists emboldens 2/3

Original: https://twitter.com/TerryforTexas/status/1329504827928358912

Archive: https://web.archive.org/web/20201119192156/https://twitter.com/TerryforTexas/status/1329504827928358912

people to take justice into their own hands. While theft is obviously wrong, we have laws to address that. I don’t believe that stealing someone’s lawn ornament should be an offense punishable by death. 3/3

December 11, 2020. Tags: , , , , . Guns. Leave a comment.

Doorbell Camera Captures Audio From Moment Alleged Home Intruder Was Shot in Neptune Beach

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=er-7tvhsMQ0

https://www.yahoo.com/news/doorbell-camera-captures-audio-moment-233448171.html

Doorbell Camera Captures Audio From Moment Alleged Home Intruder Was Shot in Neptune Beach

April 15, 2020

A person was reportedly shot in Neptune Beach, Florida, on April 14, after allegedly breaking into a home. The home’s doorbell camera captured audio of the suspected break-in, and police are searching for suspects.

In the video, a hooded man can be seen repeatedly rushing the front door, eventually getting through, followed by two others. Gunshots can be heard and the three suspects run from the home.

The Neptune Beach Police tweeted on their official Twitter account that they have been searching for suspects and urged the public to provide any information to the police tip-line.

The person shot was taken to a local hospital and treated with gun shots wound to the chest, reports said.

April 16, 2020. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Guns. Leave a comment.

‘We can’t be afraid.’ In a Cincinnati church basement, black women take a class together: learning how to fire guns

https://www.dispatch.com/news/20200221/we-cant-be-afraid-in-cincinnati-church-basement-black-women-take-class-together-learning-how-to-fire-guns

‘We can’t be afraid.’ In a Cincinnati church basement, black women take a class together: learning how to fire guns

Ariel Gresham, left, and Nancy Robb, both of the Cincinnati area, hold unloaded revolvers during an all-female concealed carry and weapons class Saturday, February 8, 2020, at New Prospect Baptist Church in Roselawn sponsored Arm the Populace.

Kai Brown of Bond Hill gets instruction on how to hold a gun from Timm Penrod and Henry Ware, right, with Arm the Populace during an all-female concealed carry and weapons class at New Prospect Baptist Church Saturday, February 8, 2020.

By Sharon Coolidge

February 21, 2020

CINCINNATI – New Prospect Baptist Church has one of the largest black congregations in Cincinnati. On any weekend, you’ll find weddings, funerals and three Sunday services.

On Feb. 8, you would have found 179 women firing .22-caliber handguns in the church basement.

The church had opened its doors to what state officials believe is one of the largest women-only, concealed-carry certification classes in the state.

Over and over, the women cited the same reason for taking the class. They were tired of being scared — of guns, of being alone in a home, of walking in some neighborhoods.

Karen Bolden, 56, was so scared of her husband’s guns that she asked him to get rid of them when they married two years ago. He did, but she’s working to conquer her fear. When Bolden’s sister alerted her to the class and suggested they go together, she jumped at the chance.

“This is why this class is so important,” Bolden said. “We can’t be afraid.”

The class was organized by two men: the church’s pastor, the Rev. Damon Lynch III, and Cincinnati City Councilman Jeff Pastor, a Republican who appeared at the class sporting a T-shirt reading “All gun control is racist.”

The 179 women showed varying comfort levels with guns. Some had never touched one. Others own a gun but wanted the license needed to carry it. Some came because their mothers or sisters or friends suggested it.

The class was taught by Cincinnati-based Arm the Populace, a certified concealed-carry licensing business. The intense nine-hour class used a shooting range created just for the class in an empty storage area above the church’s community center.

Women paid $25 each to cover the cost of the space; that’s cheaper than the typical $65 class fee.

Arm the Populace donated its time.

A Pew Research Center report in 2017 delved into “America’s complex relationship with guns.” It found that gun ownership varied considerably by race and gender. Among men, 39% said they owned a gun, compared with 22% of women. And while 36% of whites reported that they were gun owners, only about a quarter of blacks and 15% of Hispanics said they were.

In the Cincinnati church class, 169 of the 179 women were black.

The class was broken into five groups, rotating into lessons about safety, laws, how to get a CCW license, which only a sheriff can issue, and then target practice.

Douglas Cooper, Arm the Populace’s founder and chief instructor, started the class by explaining: “The Second Amendment is for everyone,” he said.

Instructor Bill Maltbie then told the class why women-only classes are important.

“We do them so there are no men sitting there ‘mansplaining’ because they’ve played a lot of video games,” Maltbie said. “We’re not here for ‘Call of Duty.’ I just want to make sure I can go home at night and see my family.”

The pastor, Lynch, is not a proponent of guns, but he said: “New Prospect Baptist Church is more than a church. It’s the heart of the community.”

Without a recreation center, the church serves that need.

“I’m not a gun lover; I don’t own any guns, but people have Second Amendment rights to own a gun,” Lynch said. “In the African American community, the conversation is usually about buying guns back. But if people are lawfully trained and learn how to be responsible, they will probably never use one. It sets them on a different course. As opposed to a person who gets a gun and thinks, ‘I have to go shoot.’”

And that, Lynch said, “is a good thing.”

The shooting range was built with input from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. It was bare-bones: a sheet of wood tacked to a wall, on which targets were placed.

Tape was passed around. Bolden used it to hang her target on the wall.

Arms straight. Legs apart. Ten shots. An instructor guided her stance. She hit the target within a centimeter of the bull’s-eye.

Her sister, Sonya Jackson, was next. Same stance. An instructor lightly guided her arms into better position. Two bullets hit the target.

“I didn’t have my glasses,” Jackson noted to her sister.

Bolden told her, “You’ll just have to go with me to the range. Practice. Practice. Practice.”

February 26, 2020. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Guns. Leave a comment.

Wayne Allyn Root: My 2020 New Year’s Gift to the Democratic Party

https://townhall.com/columnists/wayneallynroot/2020/01/05/my-2020-new-years-gift-to-the-democratic-party-n2558939

My 2020 New Year’s Gift to the Democratic Party

By Wayne Allyn Root

January 5, 2020

Here’s my 2020 New Year’s gift to the Democratic Party. This is a teachable moment. I’m going to teach Democrats how real Americans think.

Democrats live in a bubble. They believe the lies, fraud and “fake news” spouted by Democratic politicians, CNN, MSNBC, PBS and the mainstream media. They are never exposed to anything else, so they have no idea what real Americans think.

Look at the makeup of the Democratic Party. To me, “real Americans” are those born in the United States or those who came here legally who actually earn a living and pay into the system. These are the American voters who have earned the right to decide the direction of America. I call them the Silent Majority.

There were two teachable moments in the past week. Liberals have no clue how the Silent Majority thinks. The liberal reaction to both incidents is nothing short of a disaster for the Democratic Party. So let me explain to Democrats how real Americans think about these two life-and-death events.

First, we have the Texas church shooting. A hero shot the perp dead in seconds with one shot through the head. Bravo. Standing ovation. But if he had missed, six more churchgoers were already armed and ready to run toward the evildoer.

This is exactly how we must stop acts of evil and terrorism. The Second Amendment is there to protect good people. The way to protect churches and synagogues is with armed security, trained and armed volunteers, and parishioners in the audience legally allowed to carry guns.

Government can’t save you. Police can’t save you. If it is to be, it is up to me. We all need to take personal responsibility and learn to protect ourselves. The citizens are the true first responders. We must all understand that, now more than ever. This is the clear lesson real Americans learned from this incident.

Second was President Donald Trump’s decision to kill Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani with a missile strike. Soleimani was evil personified. The second most powerful man in Iraq, Soleimani coordinated the murder of hundreds of American soldiers. He was planning many attacks against American interests in Iraq. President Trump blew him to hell.

The mullahs of Iran and bad guys across the world (think Kim Jong Un of North Korea) are now on notice. America is no longer a paper tiger. We will fight back. There is a new sheriff in town. If you attack America or Americans, we will hunt you down, and you will die.

Real Americans support President Trump’s decision 100%. We are high-fiving — and we think any Democrat or Hollywood celebrity who defends evil Iran is a traitor to America.

Are you listening, Reps. Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? Are you listening, Rose McGowan and John Cusack?

So liberals, please accept this New Year’s gift. Proceed with caution on the topics of good citizens with guns defending themselves from bad guys and America defending itself from evil, murdering terrorist regimes. Real Americans believe in peace through strength.

Get this wrong and your Democratic Party will cease to exist as a viable political party. You’re welcome.

January 5, 2020. Tags: , , , , , , . Donald Trump. Leave a comment.

Video: When some idiot tried to carry out a mass shooting at a church in Texas, several other people immediately pulled out their own guns and stopped him. We’ll never know how many lives they saved.

I live in Squirrel Hill, where 11 innocent people were shot and killed at a synagogue last year.

In Texas, just today, when some idiot tried to carry out a mass shooting at a church, several other people immediately pulled out their own guns and stopped him.

It’s a good thing that it’s legal for law abiding citizens to carry guns in churches in Texas.

We’ll never know how many lives they saved.

Here’s a link to a video of the incident:

https://www.bitchute.com/video/HqURuaj2Hus7/

And here’s an article about it from CNN:

https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/29/us/church-shooting-texas/index.html

Suspect shoots and kills 2 inside a Texas church before parishioners fatally shoot him

December 29, 2019

A man shot and killed two people during a church service in White Settlement, Texas, on Sunday before two members of the church security team shot and killed him, authorities said.

City Police Chief J.P. Bevering said it appeared the shooter walked into West Freeway Church of Christ and sat down in the sanctuary, then stood, pulled out a shotgun and shot two parishioners.

“There was a security team inside the church and they eliminated the threat,” Bevering said.

Bevering praised the churchgoers who returned fire and killed the suspect as “heroic” and said there is no ongoing threat.

Matthew DeSarno, the FBI agent in charge of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, said the motive is unknown, and nobody knows yet whether the shooter targeted the victims. DeSarno said the investigation will determine whether the shooter was driven by any sort of ideology.

He didn’t identify the shooter, but said he was “relatively transient with roots to this area” and had been arrested multiple times in different municipalities.

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said the incident was over within six seconds.

“This church has its own security team,” he said. “They were well trained. The heroism today is unparalleled. … Two of the parishioners who are volunteers on the security force drew their weapons and took out the killer immediately, saving untold number of lives.”

Video shows the shooting

A video livestream from the church, seen by CNN, appears to show how the shooting unfolded. The entire incident, from the time the shooter pulled out his gun until he was shot, took six seconds.

Lisa Farmer, the wife of the West Freeway Church of Christ Minister Britt Farmer, was not inside the church at the time of the shooting but said the video shows the inside of the church building.

The video, obtained by CNN affiliate KTVT, shows the shooter seated in a pew toward the rear of the church during the service. The shooter, dressed in dark clothes, approaches someone in the back corner and appears to talk to them. That individual gestures toward the center of the church.

The shooter pulled out a long gun and opened fire on the man before shooting a second man.

It appears that a man, toward the left of the screen, draws a handgun and fires. The shooter falls to the ground immediately. Three muzzle flashes are seen on the video.

The YouTube video has since been made private.

‘It was so chaotic’

The shooting happened during communion, Lisa Farmer told CNN.

“It was so chaotic,” she said. “I think all the congregation is being held inside, all being held for questioning.”

The church normally has around 280 people attending Sunday services, she said. She didn’t identify the congregant who died but described him as a close friend “who would do anything for anybody that he could. Good guy. He’s been there for us through thick and thin.”

Video of the scene from CNN affiliate KTVT showed several agencies present — including Fort Worth Police, Fort Worth Fire Department and MedStar EMS. Several people could be seen outside the church, which was roped off with yellow police tape.

Guns are legal in Texas churches

The shooting comes more than two years after a gunman opened fire at a church in Sutherland Springs — a community about 300 miles away from White Settlement — killing at least 26 people.

After the Sutherland Springs shooting, the state loosened its gun laws to allow churchgoers to carry firearms into houses of worship.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott offered his condolences in the wake of the shooting.

Police got a call just before 10 a.m. about people with gunshot wounds at the church.

“Our hearts go out to the victims and families of those killed in the evil act of violence that occurred at the West Freeway Church of Christ,” he said.

“Places of worship are meant to be sacred, and I am grateful for the church members who acted quickly to take down the shooter and help prevent further loss of life.”

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said he was “shocked and saddened” to hear about the shooting.

“As reports come in, please pray for any victims and their families, this congregation, and the law enforcement officials at the scene. My office will assist in any way needed,” he said.

December 29, 2019. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Guns. Leave a comment.

Mom of 4 holds intruder at gunpoint for a terrifying 13 minutes until police arrive

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/mom-of-four-holds-intruder-at-gunpoint-for-a-terrifying-13-minutes-until-police-arrive-220537761.html

Mom of 4 holds intruder at gunpoint for a terrifying 13 minutes until police arrive

June 4, 2019

A Tampa Bay mother held an intruder in her home at gunpoint for a terrifying 13 minutes until police arrived at the scene. Lauren Richards, a mother of four, initially made a call reporting a suspicious person on her property 21 minutes before police arrived.

On Saturday, May 25, 2019, Richards called 911 at 12:41 a.m., according to a Pasco County Sheriff’s Office representative.

“I tell [911] somebody just came into my door. He’s unfamiliar. I don’t recognize him,” Richards told WFLA.

While waiting for officers to arrive to the suspicious person call, Richards looked outside her home in Rolling Oaks Estates in Hudson, Fla., and noticed her mini-pig, Milton, had his nose to the ground. She realized the animal had picked up a scent and that someone either had been in her garage or was currently in her garage.

Richards, already afraid the man would break into her home, took her gun and entered the garage. Eight feet away was the intruder, identified as Devin Cooke, 25. Richards realized that her typically open garage door was now shut.

She placed a second call to police at 12:54 a.m.

In audio obtained by the station of the police call, Richards says, “I have a gun pointed and I need the police to show up immediately. I called 10 minutes ago and nobody has shown up.”

“The two calls were merged by dispatch approximately 90 seconds later, at 12:56 a.m., and additional units, including Air, K9 and a Sgt., were dispatched,” the representative of Pasco County Sheriff’s Office tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “Given the priority of the second call, those units responded with lights and sirens, as opposed to the first unit, who was en route following normal traffic laws, given the fact that the suspect had left the area and the call had been subsequently downgraded.”

While waiting for police, a neighbor, Hector Nieves, grabbed his gun and went over to help. His wife, Melodie, also called 911 during the incident.

“I want to make sure the cops know my husband went… with a gun over there to protect her,” Melodie told dispatch.

Hector told WFLA: “I’m just like I gotta help, you know. She’s got little kids. We held him at gunpoint until the cops showed up.”

The first unit, a sergeant, arrived on the scene at 1:07 a.m.

“Had she not had a gun and been ready to protect herself or call the neighbors, she might not be standing here,” Melodie told the outlet. “Who knows what would happen.”

In a police report provided to Yahoo Lifestyle, the intruder was allegedly under the impression that his grandparents had been murdered and he was distraught. He was transported for a mental health evaluation.

“On May 29, upon further investigation, a probable cause order was issued for Devin Cooke for the burglary charges. The medical facility where he was staying was alerted to this and a police hold was placed on him. This means that when he is able to be released from the facility, the facility will notify PSO and he will be released to our custody, under the burglary charge,” the representative says.

The representative continues: “Our priority is ensuring the safety of all parties involved. On May 25, our priority was to secure the scene and ensure both the caller and the suspect were unharmed. Given the substantial amount of witnesses during the incident, and the fact that the suspect remained in medical custody during that period, the investigation could be completed at a later date than the incident date.”

June 6, 2019. Tags: , . Guns. 1 comment.

Video: Chicago thugs violently assault innocent man. Then he pulls out gun and scares them away. He never pulled the trigger.

The video below shows an incident that just happened in Chicago. Some violent thugs start brutally beating an innocent man. Then he pulls out a gun and scares them away. He never pulled the trigger.

I challenge any anti-gun person to explain why this man was wrong to do what he did.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwhRJQsusJU

April 9, 2019. Tags: , , . Guns. 1 comment.

Good guy with a gun stops bad guy with a gun at Oregon school

According to this article from NBC News, a good guy with a gun just stopped a bad guy with a gun in Oregon.

And this happened at a school.

In a hallway full of students.

And the bad guy was carrying a backpack full of ammunition.

Who knows how many innocent people would have been killed if there had not been a good guy with a gun at the school.

 

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/police-bodycam-video-released-showing-fatal-shooting-parent-oregon-school-n962651

Police bodycam video released showing fatal shooting of parent at Oregon school

Authorities said the shooting happened following a custodial dispute at the school.

January 25, 2019

Police bodycam video shows the moments right before an Oregon officer fatally shoots the parent of a student outside of a middle school following a confrontation.

The fatal shooting happened Jan. 11 at Cascade Middle School in Eugene, following a custodial dispute involving 30-year-old Charles Landeros. The video was released Thursday after the Lane County district attorney ruled that the officer’s use of deadly force was justified.

Landeros’ family, however, said in a statement via their attorney that they will be conducting their own investigation “to review the use of deadly force that resulted in the tragic death of their loved one.”

“We know this is a complex situation and that these situations often involve split-second decisions that are not fully appreciated simply by watching a video,” the family said, adding: “The video, and the accompanying statement from the DA’s office do not change the fact that many in the community are still grieving and that Charlie’s daughters are now without their father.”

The incident began when Landeros’ ex-wife went to the school after learning that Landeros had enrolled their child into the middle school without her permission, the DA’s office said in a press release.

The school told Landeros — an Army veteran who served from 2006 to 2012 and was honorably discharged — to come to the school, and also called the school resource officer Steve Timm.

When Timm learned that “there was a custody dispute occurring,” he called Eugene Police Officer Aaron Johns for assistance, according to the release.

The video shows the two officers in the school’s hallway ordering Landeros to leave the building.

“The police do not have jurisdiction over here. The principal has not asked me to leave,” Landeros says, before appearing to walk away from the officers.

As the officers were trying to get Landeros to leave the building, the child walked into the hallway. Landeros started yelling at the child to “go,” according to the DA’s office.

The video shows one of the officers grabbing and pushing Landeros out a door. Police then announce they’re arresting Landeros.

During a struggle, Landeros pulled out a handgun and fired two shots at Timm, the DA’s office said. Timm, who was not wounded, returned fire, striking Landeros in the head.

Authorities said students were in the hallway and in a nearby classroom during the altercation. Two people at the school, as well as Landeros’ child, witnessed the shooting, the DA’s office said.

An investigation following the shooting found that Landeros was carrying an extra magazine with ammunition on Landeros’ belt and another in the car, authorities said. Landeros was also wearing a backpack that contained additional ammunition, authorities said.

Officer Timm saved the life of Officer Johns, himself and perhaps many others,” the DA’s office ruled. “There is no clearer circumstance that the use of deadly force is justified than this.”

January 29, 2019. Tags: , , , , , , . Guns. Leave a comment.

Using a gun for self defense is real female empowerment in action, and I invite anti-gun activists and left wing feminists to explain why this particular example should be illegal

I’ve posted this meme before – it’s one of my favorites. (I would give credit to the person who created it, but I don’t know who that is.)

Update: Thanks to gdruzek for posting the following in the comment section:

The lady is Betty and the photographs are by Oleg Volk. I hope you can amend your article to reflect that. Oh, and he also writes for the Dillon Precision “Blue Press.”

I used google and found this link, which does indeed give Oleg Volk credit for the image:

http://www.militia-of-florida.com/rkba_images2/index2.html


This article from Fox News descrbes a real life example of the meme in action. You can even see it in the security video at the link (which can’t be embedded here.)

And please note that the trigger was never pulled. Just showing the gun was enough to scare the bad guy away.

In the video, the guy is clearly pissed off that the woman had a gun.

This is real female empowerment in action, and I can’t understand why anyone who calls themself a feminist would be against it.

If anyone here opposes the use of a gun in this particular instance, then please offer an alternative (in the comment section) for what the innocent people should have done instead. And please keep in mind that during the several minutes it takes for the police to respond, this scumbag could have killed this innocent person.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/07/08/watch-pistol-packing-waitress-defends-george-webb-co-worker-during-attack.html

Watch: Pistol-packing waitress defends George Webb co-worker during attack

July 8, 2018

A waitress with a concealed carry permit defended her co-worker after an irate customer went behind the counter and punched her, newly released video reveals.

The attack at George Webb restaurant in Milwaukee on June 28 could have been much worse, according to Alderman Bob Donovan, who made the footage public.

I thank God the other waitress had a concealed carry weapon, has a permit… I shudder to think, had she not been there and had she not had this weapon, what this guy might have done,” Donovan told Fox 6.

The suspect, who is a regular at the restaurant and reportedly had been cursing at his server throughout the night for taking too long with his order, came behind the counter and punched her in the face.

Within seconds, the woman’s colleague pulled out a handgun from her waistband and pointed at him until he backed off.

Although the suspect has not been arrested, Fox 6 reports that Milwaukee police know who they are looking for and that the man is allegedly a drug dealer.

According to local media, the victim is back at work and she said the restaurant’s owner allows employees to carry a concealed weapon as long as they have a permit.

“It is sickening to see this unsuspecting worker assaulted so brutally by this individual,” Donovan said. “For a man to do that to some innocent woman, it’s just beyond me.”

July 9, 2018. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Guns, Sexism. 2 comments.

Mark Keith Robinson gives a brilliant speech in defense of law abiding gun owners

Mark Keith Robinson is a law abiding citizen who lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. In front of his city council, he recently gave this four minute speech defending law abiding gun owners.

This is one of the best arguments in favor of law abiding gun owners that I have ever heard.

Please show this to everyone you know, and help make it go viral!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsu6CIZkthc

 

April 7, 2018. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Guns. 4 comments.

Law abiding gun owner uses his legal gun to prevent armed robber from murdering innocent people

There’s a video at the link where they interview this brave hero, but it’s not a YouTube video, so I can’t imbed it. But here’s a picture of this awesome guy from his interview:

detroit-hero


http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/01/29/armed-citizen-dropped-wallet-distracted-suspect/

Armed Citizen Who Threw Wallet to Distracted Suspect: ‘That’s When I Lit Him Up’

January 29, 2017

An armed citizen, who was in Detroit’s E&S Carry Out Shrimp Shack during an alleged robbery, says he threw his wallet on the floor, and when the robbery suspect looked away to retrieve it, the citizen shot him.
The incident occurred around 5:45 p.m. on January 21.

According to ClickonDetroit.com, the armed citizen is a concealed carry permit holder going only by “Dennis” to protect his privacy. He was in the Shrimp Shack with his girlfriend, Latanya, when an alleged armed robbery suspect came in and ordered everyone to hand over their “cash.” Dennis and his girlfriend “and another customer started throwing their money and wallets on the floor.”

The suspect allegedly pointed his gun at Latanya’s face but was distracted by the wallets on the floor and looked away to pick them up. Dennis used the brief distraction as an opportunity to draw his own gun and shoot the suspect in the stomach.

Dennis said, “When I saw he had the gun in her face, and I threw my wallet down and keys, he turned to look and get the money, that’s when I lit him up.” He then “kicked the robber’s gun away” and tended to the wounded suspect until first responders arrived.

Following the incident, Dennis made clear that he did not have a specific plan to distract the suspect, but he took advantage of the situation when the distraction occurred. He added, “Even though you give them everything, they’ll still shoot you, and I wasn’t going out like that.”

WWJ reports that Detroit police said Dennis will face no charges for his actions; he “acted in self-defense.”

January 30, 2017. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Guns. Leave a comment.

Police arrest husband because he saved his wife from being raped

This is disgusting.

Apparently, in New York City, it’s illegal to defend your wife from the scumbag who is trying to rape her.

What was the husband supposed to do – call the police so they could fill out the paperwork after his wife was raped?

 
http://nypost.com/2016/05/31/husband-charged-for-beating-would-be-rapist-to-death/

Husband facing assault charges for beating would-be rapist to death with tire iron

May 31, 2016

Bronx cabby Mamadou ­Diallo was looking for a parking spot outside his building when he got a call from his wife that filled him with shock and fury.

She said a stranger had just tried to rape her in their apartment — and was still upstairs.

Diallo grabbed a tire iron and did what most husbands in the same situation would do: He rushed to his wife’s aid and then bludgeoned the pervert.

The attack killed career criminal Earl Nash, 43 — and left ­Diallo facing assault and weapons charges Tuesday.

“He threatened my wife,” ­Diallo explained as he was led out of the 42nd Precinct station house in handcuffs.

“He threatened my wife,” he said again.

Nash first knocked on the ­Diallos’ apartment door in Clare­mont Village at about 9:15 p.m. Monday. The livery cabby’s wife, Nenegale — who was home with a female cousin — assumed it was her 16-year-old son.

When she saw it was a stranger, “she went to shut the door, and the guy pushed in the door and then punched her,” said Mamadou’s brother, Ibrahima, 52.

“I don’t want money — I’m going to rape you,” Nash told her, according to an account Nenegale gave to DNA Info.

Nash slugged her in the face several times before ripping off her clothes and tossing her to the floor, police sources said.

“Please, anything you want, I give you,” Nenegale remembered saying, while being pummeled by Nash. He even hit her with a chair, she said.

“He broke all of my clothes. I had no clothes at the time,” Nenegale explained. “[I was] very dizzy at the time.”

Nenegale’s cousin helped fight Nash off, and the half-naked woman called her husband.

“I took my phone and see my husband’s number first,” Nenegale said. “I pressed the number. I made a loud noise, screaming, ‘Please, help me! Help me! Call the police!’ Then he slapped me again. The phone [was] falling, but I was making noise so my husband could hear the noise.”

Mamadou Diallo — a native of Guinea and a longtime livery driver — was hunting for a parking spot on the street and ran inside with the tire iron, fearing for his wife’s life.

He took an elevator to the sixth floor — where he came face to face with Nash, who was shirtless in the hallway.

Surveillance footage shows Mamadou walk past Nash, but wheel around when Nenegale pointed him out as the attacker.

The enraged husband swung the weapon at Nash — driving him into the elevator. He followed with several more blows, in a beating that lasted up to two minutes, sources said.

Nash fought back with a belt, but the pounding left him with a fractured skull, sources said.

Emergency responders rushed Nash, who also had severe body trauma, to Lincoln Hospital, where he died from his injuries.

Diallo was initially charged with manslaughter by cops, but during his arraignment at Bronx Criminal Court, the charges were dropped to two counts of assault, harassment and criminal possession of a weapon.

“This was not an offense where the defendant committed an aggressive act,” defense attorney Anthony Michaels said. “This was an attack on his family, in his house under extreme circumstances.”

At the hearing, which was attended by more than a dozen members of Diallo’s family and mosque, prosecutors didn’t ask for bail, and instead said they would agree to whatever Judge Julio Rodriguez thought was best. He released Diallo on his own ­recognizance.

“It was self-defense,” said his 22-year-old son, who didn’t give his name. “Anyone would have done the same to protect their family. You’re going to defend them. Who wouldn’t do that to protect their wife or mom?”

Diallo’s brother agreed — saying he, too, believed his sibling’s actions were justified.

“I don’t think he’s going to be charged,” Ibrahima said. “Somebody comes to your house to kill you, what do you do? It’s your last minute — you do everything to survive.”

Diallo’s nephew described him on Tuesday as a devoted family man, saying he made a tragic mistake in the heat of the moment.

“My uncle, he didn’t intend to take anybody’s life,” the nephew said, refusing to be named. “Any one of us in that position would do the same thing to protect their family.”

A close friend of Diallo’s said he was a “good guy” who worked hard as a livery cab driver for 20 years.

“He’s been in this country 27 years and never had a problem with anyone,” said the friend, adding that Diallo is “innocent.”

Diallo’s neighbor said that “he did what he was supposed to do.”

“I saw him right after it happened,” he said. “He saw his wife with the blood and screaming for his help, and he did the right thing.”

June 1, 2016. Tags: , , , , , , , . Violent crime. 2 comments.

Concealed-weapon owner shoots hatchet-wielding attacker in Wash. 7-Eleven

It’s a good thing this store clerk was working in the U.S. instead of in one of those countries like Sweden or Japan where guns are banned:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/03/14/concealed-weapon-owner-shoots-hatchet-wielding-attacker-in-wash-7-eleven/

Concealed-weapon owner shoots hatchet-wielding attacker in Wash. 7-Eleven

March 14, 2016

A masked man burst into a 7-Eleven near Seattle early Sunday morning, swinging a hatchet and slicing the store clerk.

Before the masked man could seriously hurt anyone, though, a customer who was drinking his morning coffee pulled out a concealed weapon and fatally shot the attacker.

Authorities did not name the attacker or the customer, but they did hail the concealed weapon owner as a hero.

“This could have been disastrous,” King County Sheriff Sgt. Cindi West told KIRO7. “Had this guy not shot, who knows what would have happened? We might have a dead clerk right now, and instead we have a dead bad guy.”

The clerk, Kuldeep Singh, suffered minor cuts to his stomach. He, too, thanked the customer for saving his life.

“He [was] killing me,” Singh, 58, said of the hatchet-wielding attacker. Singh added that the customer was a “nice guy.”

West said that the incident will be investigated fully but that the 60-year-old customer was currently being considered a Good Samaritan.

The “customer, the shooter, is shaken up but from everything that we see right now from the scene – there’s no wrongdoing on his part,” she told King 5. “In fact, he probably saved a life in this case.”

March 15, 2016. Tags: , , , , . Guns. Leave a comment.

Armed guard stops school shooter, saves students’ lives at Colorado high school

The Christian Science Monitor reports:

As they investigate the latest school shooting in the United States – Friday at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colo. – one thing is clear to law enforcement officials there: The presence of an armed deputy sheriff on regular duty at the school was the key factor in preventing more deaths and injuries.

As soon as he heard the first of five gunshots, that officer and the two school administrators he was talking to raced toward the commotion shouting their presence and ordering students and staff to follow the school’s lock-down protocol.

As a result, Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said at a briefing Saturday afternoon, the heavily-armed shooter realized he was about to be confronted by an armed officer, and he took his own life.

“We believe that that action was absolutely critical to the fact that we didn’t have more deaths and injuries,” Sheriff Robinson said. The whole episode – from the time the shooter entered the school until he shot himself – lasted just one minute and 20 seconds.

This doesn’t mean that armed guards can stop every school shooting.

And it doesn’t mean that armed guards are the best solution to school shootings.

But it does prove that armed guards are capable of stopping school shootings.

December 16, 2013. Tags: , , , , , . Education, Guns, Politics, Violent crime. 1 comment.

The medical reports for George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin are enough to create reasonable doubt

Because Geroge Zimmerman is the one on trial, the law gives him the presumption of innocence. It is up to the prosecutor to convince the jury beyond a reasonable doubt that Zimmerman is guilty.

Because Trayvon Martin is not on trial, he does not have the benefit of the presumtion of innocence.

In May 2012, ABC news reported:

A medical report compiled by the family physician of Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman and obtained exclusively by ABC News found that Zimmerman was diagnosed with a “closed fracture” of his nose, a pair of black eyes, two lacerations to the back of his head and a minor back injury the day after he fatally shot Martin during an alleged altercation.

The record shows that Zimmerman also suffered bruising in the upper lip and cheek and lower back pain. The two lacerations on the back of his head, one of them nearly an inch long, the other about a quarter-inch long, were first revealed in photos obtained exclusively by ABC News last month.

That same month, WFTV  reported:

WFTV has confirmed that autopsy results show 17-year-old Trayvon Martin had injuries to his knuckles when he died.

WFTV has learned that the medical examiner found two injuries on Martin’s body: The fatal gunshot wound and broken skin on his knuckles.

This is sufficient to create reasonable doubt.

That’s not enough to prove that Martin was the aggressor. But it is enough to create reasonable doubt that Zimmerman was the aggressor. And it’s Zimmerman who is on trial here, not Martin.

Unfortunately, it seems that a lot of people have taken sides based on things other than the actual evidence. On both sides, there seem to be people who have based their decision on race, instead of on the actual evidence. And that’s a real shame. The law is supposed to be about evidence, not race.

June 22, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Politics, Racism, Violent crime. 4 comments.

If Barack Obama had his way, Donna Carlyle would have been choked to death by a burglar

Barack Obama is such a hypocrite. On January 10, 2013, he signed a bill that provides armed guards to himself and his wife for the rest of the lives. However, in 2004, when Obama was an Illinois state Senator, he voted against allowing people in their own homes to use guns to protect themselves and their families from rapists and murderers.

In February 2013, the following happened in Illinois, as reported by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

HIGHLAND – Debi Keeney says she last fired her gun 15 years ago, when she took shooting lessons.

The gun was a gift from a friend but it mostly stayed in a side-table drawer, she said, gathering dust. Then, early Sunday morning, Keeney pulled the trigger again — this time, she said, to save her sister’s life.

“I’m very grateful that it fired this morning,” she said Sunday afternoon.

Keeney, 55, said a man forced his way into her apartment in Highland, threw her to the floor and then put her sister, Donna Carlyle, 47, in a choke hold. He demanded money as Carlyle gasped for air.

“All I could see was Donna’s face going blue, like her life was being choked out of her,” said Keeney.

The alleged intruder, 33, was being treated at a hospital Sunday for two gunshot wounds and was listed in critical condition, police said.  They have not released his name.

Illinois’ self-defense law allows a homeowner to use deadly force if an intruder breaks in violently, or if the homeowner believes deadly force is the only way to prevent the intruder from committing a felony.

Fortunately for Donna Carlyle, enough other Illinois state Senators disagreed with Obama during that 2004 vote.

If Obama had his way, Donna Carlyle would have been choked to death by that burglar.

February 13, 2013. Tags: , , , , , . Barack Obama, Guns. Leave a comment.

Texas school expels 13-year-old because he stood up to a bully

ABC News reports:
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October 16, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , . Education. 1 comment.