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Monitoring people's right to effective self-defence.. A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed HOW ODD THAT MASSACRES MOSTLY HAPPEN IN "GUN-FREE ZONES"!



Updated: 2018-01-17T23:39:33.107+10:00

 



DE: CCW, Domestic Defense, Man Points Pistol at Rival, Is Shot, Killed

2018-01-17T23:35:50.843+10:00


UPPER DARBY >> A township man who was shot in the abdomen during an apparent domestic-related incident Monday night died a short time later in surgery, one week before his 25th birthday, Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said Tuesday.

While circumstances involving the death of Seifuddin Collier remained under investigation, Chitwood said they have identified the alleged gunman and he is claiming self-defense. The superintendent did not release the name of the alleged 21-year-old gunman because he has not been charged with a crime.
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Followup TX: Accomplice Charged with Murder in La Bell Pizza Defensive Shooting

2018-01-17T23:29:45.327+10:00

When the felony murder rule is invoked, the homicide will be coded as a murder, not a justifiable homicide, in the FBI Uniform Crime Reports

On January 9th, an employee shot and killed a man during a robbery.

During the investigation, detectives found 29-year-old Ruben Ryel Rios was also involved in the robbery.

Rios is in the Potter County Detention Center on a murder charge. Texas law allows people to be charged with murder if they take part in a crime in which another person is killed, even if they did not take part in the killing.
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TX: Armed Homeowner Shoots two Teen Robbery Suspects

2018-01-17T23:25:44.748+10:00



DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Two juveniles are recovering from gunshot wounds after Dallas police say they tried to rob a homeowner.
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British Gun Turn-In: Heavy on Air Guns, Low on Ammunition

2018-01-16T23:24:12.453+10:00

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Some nice antiques on the table


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 England promoted a national firearms amnesty/turn-in during 2017. In Bristol, 313 "guns" were turned in, along with a whopping 120 rounds of ammunition!

That is one round of ammo for every 2.6 "guns". I put "guns" in quotes, because only 186 of the 313 items were actual firearms. Most of those had no ammunition for them.  Here is the breakdown. From bristolpost.co.uk:

A breakdown of the guns handed in...

  • Flare 3
  • Shotgun 80
  • Rifle 25
  • Air weapon 96
  • BB gun 14
  • Pistol/Revolver 81
  • Starter pistol 11
  • Slaughtering gun 2
  • Stun gun 1
More than 35% of the guns (110) are air-guns (BB guns are air-guns).  That is a higher percentage than what I observed in Australia during the 2017 gun amnesty., in that country. The number of air-guns I saw during the Australia amenesty amounted to a bit more than 25%.

The ammunition turn-in at Bristol was underwhelming. I wonder how many actual firearms turned in might have been kept if the owners had ammunition for them.

The article shows how significant the lack of ammunition is. To create a scary hypothetical, the author has to dig deep.

A .38 revolver was turned in.

Separately, a bag of .38 ammunition was turned in:
“For example, a .38 revolver was surrendered and, separately, a bag of live .38 bullets. The two combined would have been a lethal weapon that could have fallen into the hands of criminals and caused significant harm or death.
The implication is that almost none of the guns turned in had ammunition turned in with them. That fits the given numbers.

The U.S. has over 400 million guns. No one keeps track, but during the four years of the .22 ammunition bubble, approximately 20 billion rounds of .22 ammunition was sold in the United States.  Most was stored, not shot. I do not have an estimate for centerfire ammunition, but it would be in the multiple billions of rounds.

It is not unusual for a single firearm aficionado to have 50,000 rounds of ammunition.  Private gun owners in the United States could easily possess a 100 billion rounds of ammunition or more.

The United States will not be following Australia or England anytime soon.

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WA: Gunfight Outside Bar, Attacker Killed, Customer Wounded

2018-01-16T23:15:37.208+10:00



Snohomish County sheriff's investigators say a 29-year-old man left the bar, retrieved a gun from his vehicle and began firing shots in the parking lot, hurting one of the customers.

A 28-year-old employee at the bar who was armed and working at the time shot and killed the suspect.
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SC: Legally Armed Customers Stop Attack at Car Dealership

2018-01-16T23:13:17.470+10:00



ROCK HILL, S.C. —

A pair of legally armed customers at a car dealership stopped an attack in which a man threatened to kill employees and smashed vehicles with a pipe wrench, according to the Associated Press and a report in The State newspaper.

Aaron Hayes,16th Circuit assistant solicitor, said Alonzo Seegars was unhappy with the service at a car dealership in Fort Mill, and armed himself with a pipe wrench.

The State reported that Seegars threatened to kill a female employee and smashed three vehicles with the wrench Dec. 21 before two customers with concealed carry permits intervened and held him at gunpoint until deputies arrived.

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TX: Gunfight,Employee Shoots Man who Fired at Bartender

2018-01-16T23:16:07.367+10:00



Officers determined that a customer who became upset when the bar announced last call, got into an argument with a bounce, pulled out a handgun and fired several rounds, sending the bouncer running for cover.

Another bar employee witnessed the shooting, retrieved his own weapon, and shot the suspect repeatedly.
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Followup CA: Philp Norwood found not Guilty of Murder in Michael Davis Killing

2018-01-16T23:08:47.481+10:00



A Kern County jury has found a 68-year-old Ridgecrest man not guilty of murder in the fatal shooting of a part-time employee who refused to leave his property.

The jury acquitted Philip Norwood of a charge of first-degree murder on Friday, and he has been released from custody, according to court records. He had faced 25 years to life in prison if convicted.

The trial began Jan. 2, after an earlier trial resulted in a hung jury, court records show.

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ATF Arrests for 2014,2015,2016; Four Crimes, Tiny Numbers

2018-01-16T00:34:43.365+10:00

In a recent Government Accounting Office report to Congress, most have focused on the firearm owners who refuse to commit crimes or fall for stings created by the ATF.  Buried in the report is a chart showing how incredibly few legal gun owners are arrested each year for gun violations.  The chart shows the number of arrests made in three years, 2014, 2015, and 2016, for four crimes. The number of arrests are tiny, showing how law abiding gun owners are. The four crimes are these:Dealing firearms without a licenseUnlawful interstate transfer of firearmsSale to prohibited individualProhibited person in possession of firearmThe chart below shows the numbers.     Dealing firearms without a license averages 107 arrests a year.  There are about 125,000 federal firearms licenses in the United States of various types. There are about a hundred million firearm owners (30% of the U.S. population).  The chances of a firearm owner being arrested for dealing without a license is roughly one in a million per year.Unlawful interstate transfer of firearms averages about 18 a year. It is hardly noticeable. Sales to prohibited individuals are in between, about 68 a year. Far less than 1 per million firearms owners.These are only Federal arrests, not state arrests. Most states have a number of categories of prohibited possessors. These categories may differ significantly from the Federal categories.  Some states will mirror the Federal rules, some will not.My suspicion is the vast majority of prohibited possessor arrests and prosecutions are done at the state level, but almost no state prosecutions are done for dealing firearms without a license or unlawful interstate transfer of firearms. Most states do not require a license to sell firearms.There may be a significant number of state prosecutions for sales to prohibited individuals.  Some states have a prohibition on those sales. But the offense is hard to prove, while illegal possession is relatively easy. Firearm dealers and legal firearm owners are extremely law abiding.The numbers draw into question the rational for the gun control act of 1968. The large number of violations occur with people who are prohibited possessors, and that is a crime in most of the states, without federal law.  When the Gun Control Act of 1968 (GCA 1968) was passed, crime increased. It was only after states started implementing shall issue carry permits that crime rates started to drop. Today, crime rates are back to the levels they were before GCA 1968 was passed.Maybe we do not need a BATFE to regulate firearm sales. The ATF did not exist before 1972. They have a built a bad reputation since then.Focusing on the weapon used is based on false assumptions about reality.Weapons do not create crime or motives. It seems the number of guns in society have little to do with the number of crimes in society. To reduce the number of crimes, reduce the number of criminals, or keep them locked up and separate from the rest of the population.Keeping weapons out of the hands of those prone to violence may do some good. As the arrests show, the most effective way to do this is to focus on the offender, in this case, the prohibited possessor. Several programs have shown the removal of a small but very violent number of career criminals, can have a dramatically lower the homicide rate. Project Exile is an example.  David Kennedy is worth reading to show how it can be done.©2018 by Dean Weingarten: Permission to share is granted when this notice and link are included.Gun Watch[...]



More on FL: Saintelus Shooting (car burglar in Broward County)

2018-01-16T00:32:12.708+10:00


Saintelus was taken to Broward Health North medical center where he was pronounced dead.

Detectives were canvassing the neighborhood for witnesses and security camera video.

“We have found a number of residents whose vehicles had been burglarized,” Concepcion said. “[Saintelus] was found to be in possession of some stolen property that he retrieved from some of those vehicles.”
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MN: Violent Confrontation after accident, 17-Year-Old Muhammed Rahim, Shot, Killed

2018-01-16T00:27:38.078+10:00


A confrontation then ensued. Police say that according to eyewitness accounts, Rahim and the other 17-year-old got out of their vehicle and confronted Weiss. There was "some posturing and words exchanged," Sherwin said, and Rahim approached Weiss.

Weiss, who police say has a permit to carry a handgun, reportedly told Rahim that he was armed and suggested that they wait for the police.

At some point during the confrontation, Rahim was shot once. The weapon was a 9 mm handgun.
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FL: Brother and Son of Resident Shoot, Kill, Burglary Suspect

2018-01-15T23:30:06.509+10:00



Major crimes detectives interviewed Robert Jones Sr., who said after receiving a call from his sister about a possible burglary, he and his son — both carrying weapons — responded to the home and found an unknown male in the living room. He said Tackett was shot during that confrontation, the report states.

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FL: Car Burglar Attacks Owner, is Shot, Dies

2018-01-14T23:39:48.046+10:00



Concepcion said Johnston then went inside his home and called the police, but when Saintelus moved on to his car, Johnston confronted him.

Johnston and Saintelus got into a fight, which ended with Johnston fatally shooting Saintelus, Concepcion said.
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WV: 82-Year-Old Shoots, Kills Home Invader

2018-01-14T23:33:02.288+10:00



Deputies with the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office tell WSAZ that in the early morning hours Saturday, an 82-year-old man was working in his garage.

Coker allegedly broke into the garage through a window and threatened the homeowner.

The homeowner shot Coker, according to deputies, killing him.
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TX: Armed Man Feared Robber, pulls Gun, Moments Later Hears Shots

2018-01-14T23:31:19.860+10:00



A witness who spoke with CBS 11 News said he and a friend were at a home across the street from the grocery store when two men approached them. He said they both feared they were about to be robbed so his friend pulled out a gun and the suspects raw away.

A short time later he said he heard gunshots, ran over to the store and found a man shot in the head and a woman who looked as if she’d been beaten on the head and face with a gun.
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AR: Justified Homicides Not Counted in Little Rock

2018-01-13T22:11:32.920+10:00

Those who want a disarmed population make much of the few hundred homicides officially designated as such by the FBI. In the Uniform Crime Reports (UCR), about 300 homicides are reported as justified by private (non-police) actors in the United States each year. There has been considerable research to show the FBI number only catches about 20% of actual justified homicides.A report out of Little Rock Arkansas illustrates part of the problem. The Little Rock Police Department has not been reporting justifiable homicides separately. They have simply included them with murders and non-negligent homicides.  They recently made the decision to report them separately.  From  apnews.com: LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Police in Little Rock have redefined what types of killings are included in the city’s homicide total in a move that will lower the annual tally that’s recorded. Lt. Michael Ford tells the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that justifiable homicides will no longer be included in the broader tally. The police told the Democrat-Gazette the reason to change the reporting was to follow the FBI UCR reporting guidelines.  The Little Rock Police will now report some justified homicides that were not reported separately before. They will still be missing quite a few justified homicides.If more than one person is involved in a felony, and someone is killed during because of the felonious actions, an accomplice can be charged with the killing. It is known in the law as the felony murder rule.If an accomplice is charged with murder under the felony murder rule, the homicide is counted as a murder, even if the person who killed the criminal committing the felony was justified in doing so.  The Little Rock Police give us an example. From  nwaonline.com: One example is the death of 20-year-old Mashon Jackson, who was killed by a single bullet in a shootout on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive on Jan. 8. Investigators couldn't determine who specifically fired the shot that killed Jackson. The Pulaski County prosecuting attorney's office cleared the men who were involved on the opposite side of the shootout. The two men police say were riding with Jackson that night -- Jerico Mosley and Tre'sean Freeman -- were each charged with one count of manslaughter in connection to Jackson's death and four counts of unlawful discharge of a firearm from a vehicle, online court records show.  Jackson's death will be included within the city's homicide count because both Freeman and Mosley were criminally charged, Moore said.This happens across the country. It is one reason the FBI UCR count catches such a small percentage of justifiable homicides in the United States.The Little Rock Police said they will be reporting the number of justifiable homicides that the prosecutor decides not to prosecute. The justified homicides where the prosecutor decides to prosecute, but loses the case, or later, the appeal, will remain unreported or reported as criminal homicides.When people tell you there are only a couple of hundred justified homicides in the United States in a year, you can tell them there are likely five times as many as are reported in the Uniform Crime Reports.©2018 by Dean Weingarten: Permission to share is granted when this notice is included.Link to Gun Watch [...]



Unacceptable Police Procedure- the Deadly Game of Simon Says by Rob Morse

2018-01-13T22:08:33.035+10:00


Innocent civilians are at risk from the police. We’ve had egregious examples in recent months. This is how we can fix these broken police policies, and this is why it’s urgent.

-The police receive a report of a crime in progress. The report is a lie. The person on the phone with the police has made about 20 false reports. The police arrive at your home. It is the middle of the night and you hear yelling from outside. You walk outside to see what is going on. Voices from the darkness say they are the police. Multiple police officers give commands. The police are approximately 35 yards from you. You can’t see them or the police cars. All you see are bright lights and you hear voices. One policeman loses sight of one of your hands. Since you might be going for a weapon, you’re shot dead by police. This happened in Kansas.

-You hear a knock at the door in the middle of the night. You aren’t expecting anyone. You are a law abiding gun owner without a criminal record. You walk to the door armed. That is what self-defense experts, and even some police officers, suggest you do in this situation. A policeman sees you through the sidelights. He is outside your home and you are inside. The policeman sees your gun and shoots you dead. You never made it to the door. This happened in Florida.

These and similar incidents illustrate a dangerous pattern. The police treat possible threats as lethal threats. They then kill unarmed and innocent civilians without warning. The murder is often preceded by a lethal game of simon-says where the police issue commands until the innocent civilian makes a mistake and is killed. In several fatal examples, there were no actual threats of any kind to the police officers involved.

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MI Gunfight: Marine who fought Home Invasion Suspect Charged with Multiple Felonies

2018-01-13T22:05:57.280+10:00




WESTLAND, Mich. (WJBK) - A Detroit-area Marine was shot during an alleged home invasion - but he's the one locked up and facing charges.

Someone banged on the door, trying to force themselves into the home on Ackley Street in Westland. The family of Joey Nelson says that's what caused the active Marine to react.

"My son was where he was supposed to be - inside his home with his legally owned firearm," Steve Nelson says.

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TX: Armed Employee Shoots, Kills Armed Robber, Accomplice Charged with Murder

2018-01-13T21:55:11.644+10:00

This is another justified homicide that will end up in the FBI UCR as a murder, because the accomplice is charged under the felony murder rule.

AMARILLO, Texas -- Police say an armed pizza restaurant employee shot and killed one of two suspects who were robbing an Amarillo pizzeria.

Police say 29-year-old Ruben Rios and 36-year-old Clayton Morgan entered La Bella Pizza to rob it late Tuesday night.
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FL: Sex and Gun Control in Florida Senate

2018-01-12T22:03:57.012+10:00

Florida State Senator Anitere Flores (R-Miami) was a staunch Second Amendment supporter. She had a 100% rating with the NRA when she was a state representative.  She was elected to the Florida Senate, representing Miami, in 2016.  She was expected to be a key vote in the Florida Senate Judiciary Committee in 2017, supporting popular gun law reform legislation.

She surprised everyone by being the key vote to kill several gun law reform bills instead of aiding their passage.  From sunshinenews.com
Steube had a small victory when the Senate Judiciary Committee passed a bill which would allow concealed weapons permit holders to temporarily store their firearms in courthouses, but the victory was only short-lived.

Flores, a key vote on the Judiciary Committee, vowed she wouldn’t support Steube’s 10 other bills, which means they would have virtually no chance of making it onto the Senate floor.

Flores is one of five Republicans and four Democrats on the committee, so if she votes against bills and all Democrats vote in lockstep, Steube’s gun bills would be sent to their graves early.
It seems Second Amendment Supporters are not the only people Senator Anitere Flores has betrayed. Her husband is the latest in line. She has admitted to an affair with Senate Minority Leader Oscar Braynon.   From sun-sentinel.com:
Two South Florida state senators went public Tuesday to acknowledge their extramarital affair as the Florida Legislature convened under a cloud of sexual impropriety that has distracted lawmakers for months.

Their statement came after a website posted video purporting to show state Sen. Anitere Flores, R-Miami, entering and leaving an apartment rented by Senate Minority Leader Oscar Braynon, D-Miami Gardens.
Flores was rumored to be considering a run for Mayor of Miami this year. Miami is a heavily Democrat city. It is unknown if Flores' affair will harm or hurt her chances of being elected Mayor.  It is unlikely she would win a Republican primary.

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Followup CA: Employee Wounded in Pawn Shop Arson, Gunfight, Dies

2018-01-12T22:01:13.346+10:00



A San Bernardino pawn shop employee wounded in a shootout with two armed robbers Wednesday afternoon has died, San Bernardino police officials said Thursday, and police are looking for witnesses to help find the shooters.

Jason Cullen, 32, of Highland was shot and fatally wounded in the robbery attempt just before 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, at the pawn shop at 2601 Highland Ave. in San Bernardino. Police had previously identified Cullen as a pawn shop employee.

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IN: Homeowner Confronts Car Burglar, Fires Shot

2018-01-12T21:58:22.325+10:00



The resident of the South Lake at The Reserve neighborhood called police at 12:18 a.m. Wednesday. He told officers that he saw a person entering his vehicle on Vista Way and confronted the suspect, who got out of the passenger side of the vehicle and reached for his waistband as if he was reaching for a weapon, a Greenwood police report said.

That prompted the homeowner to fire a shot from his handgun, police said. The suspect ran between houses.
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FL: Armed Father Holds Intruder at Gunpoint for Police

2018-01-12T21:56:19.695+10:00



Clint Aiden says his son noticed the intruder come into their home and creep upstairs into his daughter's room.

Police have identified the suspect as Robert Cash. Aiden says his entire family was home at the time, including his wife and two other daughters. He says his one daughter ran outside with his son, and his other daughter locked herself in the bathroom while his wife called police.

"I retrieved one of my handguns and then walked upstairs to see what was going on," Aiden said.

Aiden says he found the intruder inside his daughter's room wearing nothing but his underwear.
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TN: Former Employee Shoots up Place, Driven off by Gunfire

2018-01-12T21:54:01.162+10:00



Police said another employee at the Resolutions Inc. fired his weapon in retaliation, but Kirby wasn't hit. A third employee was struck in the chin by one of the ricocheting bullets. The wound was confirmed to be minor. He was treated at Skyline Medical Center.

The suspect ran from the building to a nearby Dollar General store and was found hiding in a storage area. Metro Police spokesperson Don Aaron said he never threatened SWAT officers and acknowledged that he was hiding there. His pistol was recovered from beside him.

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Harris Brings Anti-Gun Stance to Judiciary Committee

2018-01-12T06:17:54.497+10:00


The senator will bring her lawlessness as California attorney general to judicial nominee vetting.

There are two new Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee, and neither one shares an affinity for the Rule of Law. This week Senators Kamala Harris and Cory Booker joined the committee, which “handles judicial nominations and appointments to the Justice Department,” The Washington Post explains. But it’s Kamala Harris in particular who should most alarm originalists. For example:

Harris spent six years as California’s attorney general, a position she utilized to crack down on gun ownership. She oversaw Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2013 firearms proscription in which $24 million was set aside for the purpose of impounding guns. According to a Los Angeles Times report at the time, state officials’ justification for doing so was “to clear the backlog of weapons known to be in the hands of about 20,000 people who acquired them legally [emphasis added]. They were later disqualified because of criminal convictions, restraining orders or serious mental illness.”

She also advocated for additional firearm restrictions, writes Reason’s Brian Doherty: “As attorney general, Harris tried to ensure that people couldn’t get carry permits for weapons in California merely for reasons as petty, to her mind, as that they felt they needed one. She has fought in court to ensure that only police officials should be able to decide whether a citizen can defend himself outside his home.”

Harris prefers to use emotional upheaval to advocate policy prescriptions. In reference to the Sandy Hook massacre, she stated: “They should have closed the chambers of Congress, on the House and the Senate side, and said, ‘All you members go in there, only you, and spread out the autopsy photos of those babies,’ and require them to look at those photographs. And then vote your conscience.”

And according to Doherty, “Harris is so uncomfortable with the Second Amendment she’s willing to jab at the First Amendment while hobbling it, as shown by her support as California’s attorney general for a state law restricting how handgun sellers can advertise. She so delights in pettily bedeviling gun owners that her department in California tried to enforce restrictions on how many guns could be purchased per month by those who hold certain special collectors’ licenses even though both the letter of the law and previous practice said they were exempt, and stuck to her lack of principle on the issue until she got sued over it in 2014.”

The role of the Senate Judiciary Committee should be to recommend nominees who abide by the Rule of Law regardless of their personal whims. Harris is completely the opposite — she will support nominees who abuse their roles just like she did in California. Her name is being highlighted as a possible candidate for the 2020 presidential election (as is Booker’s). The only thing that could be worse than elevating her to the Judiciary Committee would be putting her in the nation’s highest office.


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