GUNS: RKBA SHALL NOT except in the USSA

Sunday, July 20, 2014

http://www.offthegridnews.com/2014/07/11/why-every-yes-every-gun-control-law-is-unconstitutional/

Why Every (Yes, Every) Gun Control Law Is Unconstitutional
Written by: Byron Berger Self Defense July 11, 2014

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What’s interesting about this language is that it states that the right to bear arms SHALL NOT be infringed. The Founding Fathers placed a bright-line prohibition on infringement of the right. They knew the difference between an outright prohibition and the providing to the federal government the ability to place reasonable restrictions on a right. For example, the Fourth Amendment prohibits “unreasonable” search and seizure.

Until 2010, the significant weakness of the Second Amendment was that, in some minds, it did not apply to state or local governments. These governments were free to make any regulations their state supreme courts held acceptable under the state constitutions. That’s why states like New York and California could virtually ban their citizens from bearing arms.

But it all changed in 2010, when the United States Supreme Court decided McDonald v. Chicago. This case held that the Second Amendment was “incorporated.” This legal term means that the states and local governments now must follow the limitations of the federal Constitution’s Second Amendment, and that state laws cannot be more restrictive than those allowed by the Second Amendment.

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Had an interesting discussion with a young lady going off to college and concerned about personal safety.

A friends recommended MACE or Pepper Spray. 

I disagreed.

The young lady will travel from the Pepuls Republik of Nu Jerzee, through the Pepuls Republik of Nu Jerzee, to the Pepuls Republik of Konn-net-tea-cut!

Guaranteed she will fall afoul of the diktats in one of those three “jurisdiction”.

I recommend pursuing other options — one of which was a concealed carry permit in all three states. Virtually impossible for “regular people”.

As well as self-defense classes and situational awareness training (OODA).

If some one is going to hurt her, I want her to stop it cold!

“Victim disarmament is the view that it is somehow better to see a woman raped in an alley and strangled with her own pantyhose, than see her with a gun in her hand.” — T.D. Melrose

Argh!

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GUNS: “Help will be there is a few minutes.”

Friday, January 31, 2014

http://youtu.be/I3HlbgYQLE0

best line is: “But I don’t have a few minutes.”

Argh!

Technically, I guess she should have waited until he broke in. 

But, if I was on the Jury, I’d wink at that distinction. 

Not like he was there to sell Girl Scout cookies.

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GUNS: Not everything requires hardware

Thursday, August 15, 2013

http://www.guns.com/2013/08/09/knife-wielding-burglar-bruised-and-battered-by-72-year-old-retired-boxer/

Knife-wielding burglar bruised and battered by 72-year-old retired boxer
8/09/13 | by Brent McCluskey

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“I was scared when he first drew the knife, but my old training must have kicked in because I just punched him as hard as I could and he went down like a sack of spuds. If you can’t defend what’s yours, where are we at?” Corti said after the case.

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Sorry, but this just kicks the can down the road four years. Probably less.

And, makes it someone else’s problem.

With a gun, this criminal would be dirt side up and an object lesson.

Glad it worked out so well, but I’m a non-violent pro-life person, but I want a gun when the Bad Guy brings a knife.

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GUNS: Sprinkling “sheepdogs” into the flock of “sheep”

Sunday, August 11, 2013

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/08/09/gun-toting-teachers-names-must-remain-private/?intcmp=HPBucket

Gun toting teachers’ names must remain private
By John Lott
Published August 09, 2013
FoxNews.com

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By revealing the names of permit holders, the newspaper effectively told criminals what homes had no armed defense. Indeed, when editors of the paper were asked by documentary filmaker and activist James O’Keefe if they would put signs in front of their homes saying that they were “gun free,” they understood it would make them targets of criminals.

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The purpose of sprinkling “sheepdogs” into the flock of “sheep” is to surprise the “wolves”.

This misguided fellow wants to paint a bullseye on those “sheepdogs”.

Like a “dog in the manger”, he can’t win the argument on merits so he’s going to make it not work!

Argh!

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RANT: Jury got it right

Sunday, July 14, 2013

http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/13/justice/zimmerman-trial/index.html

George Zimmerman found not guilty of murder in Trayvon Martin’s death
By Greg Botelho and Holly Yan, CNN
updated 7:12 AM EDT, Sun July 14, 2013

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In this case, from what I have seen, the Jury got it right.

I think the Prosecution lived up to the expectations of Gooferment bureaucrats.

If I was the Judge, I would sight the Prosecution for malpractice (about the disclosure) and incompetence (overcharging and using the GZ interviews). 

If I was the Governor, I would take the Judge aside and suggest another line of work.

If I was GZ, I’d move and change my name.

If I was MSNBC I’d switch to be an all comedy network; they are a joke.

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GUNS: “There are no dangerous weapons; there are only dangerous men.”

Friday, June 21, 2013

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Santa-Monica-Shooting-Police-News-Conference-Watch-Live-211492801.html?_osource=nbcnewsmore

HOME > NEWS > LOCAL
Santa Monica Shooter Built Illegal Weapon After Gov’t Denied Him Firearm
New details were released Thursday about the deadly rampage and the 23-year-old gunman who carried it out
By Samantha Tata | Friday, Jun 14, 2013 | Updated 12:03 PM PDT

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John Zawahri, 23, was denied a firearm by the Justice Department in 2011. But he was able to obtain the right components to build a semiautomatic rifle that he then used in a deadly shooting spread that left five victims killed. An apologetic goodbye note was found on his body after he was gunned down by police. Beverly White reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on June 13, 2013.

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The gunman in a fatal shooting spree in Santa Monica tried to legally buy a firearm in 2011 but was denied by the Justice Department, the city’s police chief announced Thursday evening at a news conference that revealed more details about the events that led up to the deadly rampage.

Investigators believe John Zawahri, who suffered from mental illness, built a semi-automatic rifle capable of firing .223-caliber ammunition using parts he bought from various sources around the country, Santa Monica Police Sgt. Richard Lewis said.

Officials would not say why Zawahri’s quest to obtain a firearm two years ago was halted. Despite the rejection, Zawahri was able to obtain “an array” of high-capacity magazines that he used in a homemade weapon.

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“There are no dangerous weapons; there are only dangerous men.” Robert A. Heinlein – Starship Troopers

Tell me again how gun bans are going to keep us all safe?

And there are no drugs, no weapons, or no cell phones in prisons!

Don’t make me laugh more at your stupidity.

The ONLY thing that stops a bad man with a gun is a good person with one … and the training and will to use it.

Argh!

Sheeple and Clovers are just lambs for the slaughter.

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GUNS: Use handguns to fight our way to a rifle

Sunday, June 2, 2013

http://lewrockwell.com/orig14/merkel1.1.1.html

AR-15 Rifle – the King of Home Defense
by Paul Merkel
AmmoLand

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When considering the defense of your home against intruders there are a few question you must ask yourself and realities you must face.

Before we delve into the hardware aspect, we need to engage in a very simple question and answer exercise. That is, what is our legitimately anticipated problem and what is the most practical and effective solution.

Tough Questions: What is the Threat?

First and foremost, when you consider protecting your home, what is the anticipated threat? Naturally, we are concerned with the stereotypical burglar, the lone criminal. Professional criminals will generally “burgle” your home when you are out. The most dangerous threat is what we’ll call the “home invasion”.

One, two, three or more armed vermin force their way into an occupied home intent on robbery, rape, and potentially murder. While rare, the threat is real enough to send chills down the spine of any home owner.

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My paternal grandmother had a rifle hung over her fireplace until she went into a nursing home in the late 60’s. When I asked her if it was loaded, she replied: “Weren’t no good if it weren’t!” I knew from other family members that she’d used it when she traveled the Oregon Trail.

So do we need such an attitude today.

Sad to say I think so.

The Liberalism and “Secular Progressive” society of post-WW2 has create a parasite class that has no fear. Caught and sent to prison, they come out with new criminal skills, physically stronger, and with a worse attitude than they went in with.

Every good man and woman should have access to Sam Colt’s equalizer!

Like the bumpersticker says: “When seconds count, the police are minutes away” and “You are your own First Responder”!

I have mine. I hope you have yours. Mostly I hope it’s like insurance and we all never need it.

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RANT: Murder of a Brit

Thursday, May 23, 2013

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2329089/Woolwich-attack-Two-men-hack-soldier-wearing-Help-Heroes-T-shirt-death-machetes-suspected-terror-attack.html

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Speaking of gun control, here is the end result of disarming honest men and women: Blood on his hands, hatred in his eyes: 2.30 pm on a suburban high street, Islamic fanatics wielding meat cleavers butcher a British soldier… As we say here in the States: “When seconds count, the police are only minutes away.” In this case, it was 14 minutes after the first 999 call. A lot can happen in 14 minutes. There is no substitute for an armed citizenry.)

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GUNS: “Gun Free Zone” is a free fire zone for the bad guys

Friday, May 10, 2013

http://lewrockwell.com/orig14/gucciardi6.1.1.html

A Brief and Bloody History of Gun Control
by Anthony Gucciardi
StoryLeak

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Painted signs reading ‘gun free zone’ and gun control legislation that really only affects law-abiding citizens does not prevent mass shootings, as we have seen evidenced by more than one shooting incident. Both the Aurora shooting at the Colorado movie theater dubbed the ‘Batman shooting’ and the most recent Sandy Hook incident in Connecticut both occurred in areas with heavy gun regulation. Amazingly, the Batman shooter actually traveled to the one movie theater in the area that actually did not permit lawful citizens to carry a concealed weapon. According to Dr. John R. Lott in an interview with Newsmax,

”…the one he picked was the only one of those movie theaters that banned people taking permit-concealed handguns into that theater.”

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Again, these killers are crazy, but not stupid.

I don’t understand why the victims are not litigating with the movie theater for that policy putting them in harm’s way.

Like the Luby’s story, law abiding people obey laws. Criminals don’t.

Seems as simple as 1+1=2 … …

Yet, the Sheeple and Clovers allow the Gooferment, politicians, bureaucrats, and liberal media disarm everyone with “wishful thinking”.

Argh!

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GUNS: Defensive use of a gun gets near ZERO coverage

Saturday, April 20, 2013

http://www.examiner.com/article/texas-woman-shoots-wanted-serial-robber-possible-rapist-story-ignored-by-msm

Examiner.com Texas woman shoots wanted serial robber, possible rapist; Story ignored by MSM DEFENSIVE GUN USE  APRIL 11, 2013  BY: JENNIFER CRUZ

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Early Sunday morning, April 7, in Lumberton, Texas (http://www.examiner.com /topic/texas) three robbers kidnapped and robbed one woman, but when they moved on to rob two more women they were met with an unexpected surprise.

According to a report by 12 News Now (http://www.12newsnow.com/story/21902660/beaumont-police-arrest-man-they- say-is-responsible-for-robbery-spree) , one of the would-be victims brought their robbing spree to a halt when she shot one of them. The three robbers, identified as 21-year-old Scott Willis, Jr., 21-year-old Malik Washington, and 21-year-old Ariel Malveaux, all of Beaumont, have apparently been targeting women as victims of robberies since last month.

In the first robbery which happened on Sunday morning, the three abducted a woman at gunpoint, and forced her to drive to an ATM to withdraw cash. There has also been an unconfirmed report that she was sexually assaulted.

In the second robbery attempt, the three approached two women and demanded money. One of the women was able to retrieve her handgun and shot Willis in the abdomen, reportedly puncturing his liver. Willis is being held in the intensive care unit at Christus St. Elizabeth hospital where he is being treated for the gunshot wound. Upon his release, Willis will be charged with aggravated robbery. Washington and Malveaux are both being held by Lumberton police on aggravated robbery charges. Washington also faces a kidnapping charge.

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One would think that a story of this woman’s courage and quick thinking which ultimately led to the capture of three violent serial robbers would be a big story that would catch the attention of mainstream media. However, it has not. At the time this article was published, there were only eight reports of this incident (https://www.google.com/#hl=en&sclient=psy- ab&q=woman+shoots+robber+lumberton+texas&oq=woman+shoots+robber+lumberton+texas& gs_l=hp.3…18800.21573.1.22579.10.10.0.0.0.6.872.3850.0j3j2j2j0j2j1.10.0…0.0…1c.1.8.psy-ab.boc1zkCf2Rw&pbx=1& bav=on.2,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.45107431,d.b2I&fp=f541d26e5940a762&biw=1366&bih=664) , all which include local media outlets, local conservative political websites, a forum, a blog and an individual’s Facebook page, who happens to be the brother-in-law of the first woman who was robbed.

However, when a 4-year-old accidentally shoots a 6-year-old, the media is sure to exploit it everywhere, with more than 17 pages (https://www.google.com/#q=4+year+old+shot&hl=en&ei=hUFnUfjlCoeU2wWygIH4CQ&start=0&sa=N&bav=on.2,or.r_cp.r_qf.& bvm=bv.45107431,d.b2I&fp=f541d26e5940a762&biw=1366&bih=664) of stories covering the incident, including many mainstream media outlets.

In addition, the big story reported by local media seems to be that the police caught these criminals, giving very little, if any, credit to the woman who actually shot one of them, which ultimately resulted in the apprehension of all three.

Is there bias in media reporting which compliments an anti-gun agenda? Voice your opinions below.

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Sure there IS a big anti-gun bias.

“Victim disarmament is the view that it is somehow better to see a woman raped in an alley and strangled with her own pantyhose, than see her with a gun in her hand.” — T.D. Melrose

“God created men and women, but Sam Colt made them equal!” Quote inspired by Sam Colt

Wishing that the world wasn’t a dangerous place will do nothing but increase the body count.

Capital punishment doesn’t seem to deter bad behavior, armed victims seem to put a big crimp in it. Not mention a big hole in a vital body part. I recommend that women aim just below the center of mass. Let the recoil bring it up to the kill zone.

If a kick there hurts, imagine getting it blown away.

That should solve the problem very quickly.

Note that not everyone has to be packing. Just enough so that it turns a “sure thing” into “risky business”.

“An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.” — Robert A. Heinlein

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GUNS: A lesson from history

Friday, April 12, 2013

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/166795

Survivor who Defied Nazis Dies before Holocaust Day
Survivor who fought Nazis dies before lighting Holocaust Day candle. His story.
By Maayana Miskin
First Publish: 4/5/2013, 1:13 PM

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This year’s Holocaust Memorial Day will focus on the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, which took place 70 years ago. The uprising was the largest single revolt by Jews during the Holocaust.

Among those who were to be honored with lighting one of six memorial flames at the official state ceremony was Peretz Hochman, who fought in the Polish uprising in Warsaw that followed the ghetto uprising.

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Take a minute a read of what one man did.

“…if you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.” -Churchill, The Second World War, vol. 1, The Gathering Storm (London: Cassell, 1948, 272, on the British guarantee to Poland in Spring 1939.

That time is coming to us.

Allow yourself to be disarmed and this is what you are agreeing to!

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GUNS: Three minutes of simple wisdom on “gun control” aka “victim disarmament”!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

http://youtu.be/L_-N9_tnWBo

Three minutes of simple wisdom on “gun control” aka “victim disarmament”!

Victim Disarmament is the view that it is somehow better to see a woman raped in an alley and strangled with her own pantyhose, than see her with a gun in her hand.” — T.D. Melrose

“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand? . . .”
 — Alexander Solzhenitsyn

“Yes. In the end, you will walk out. Because 100,000 Englishmen simply cannot control 350 million Indians, if those Indians refuse to cooperate.” — movie Gandhi (1983)

Gun Owners must just “refuse to cooperate”!

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GUNS: Common in mass shootings is the shooter is a nut!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

http://libertyslifeline.com/2012/08/28/guns-psychopaths-training-and-left-wing-bluster/

Guns, Psychopaths, Training, and Left Wing Bluster by Bill O’Connell on August 28, 2012

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No, what is common in these mass shootings is that the shooter is a nut job. Page was a white supremacist crackpot; Jared Loughner in  Tucson was known to be off his rocker for at least six years before the shooting, which by the way made it illegal to buy a gun but the gun laws didn’t stop him; the Colorado movie shooter was also seeing mental health professionals; in the Virginia Tech shooting, it was the same story, but in our PC world they couldn’t force him to get counseling. Nowhere in her article, nor anywhere else in the main stream media do they talk about the real problem: figuring out how to keep dangerous psychopaths off the street before they snap and kill someone.

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Yes, guns are just tools.

And, there’s never a kop around when you need them.

And, to conclude the argument: “God made man and woman; Sam Colt made them equal.” — anonymous

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FLASH: Mad Gunman 1 NYPD 10; and who’s more dangerous?

Friday, August 24, 2012

http://www.inquisitr.com/311349/bloomberg-confirms-one-dead-bystanders-accidentally-shot-by-police-in-workplace-shooting/

Bloomberg Confirms: One Dead, Bystanders Accidentally Shot By Police In Workplace Shooting
Posted: August 24, 2012

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In the gunfire on the street between Jeffrey Johnson and the NYPD officers, seven men and two women are said to have been hit, all are likely to survive their injuries.

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On one private club / gun range I frequent, the Range Safety Officer (and, there has to be one on duty for the range to be open) is required by club policy to announce “LEO on the line” so that those on the line can retire to safety. And, the backup Assistant Range Safety Officer comes to the line to observe the LEO or LEOs on the line. Note the club’s ONLY THREE accidents have been when LEOs were involved. A regular member is ejected and loses his deposit if they or their guest violates a safety rule.

Further, most gun owners know that the cops don’t practice enough to maintain proficiency. Unlike the Marines and the Military Police who practice a lot.

So why are we surprise when civilians get hurt when the kops “protect and serve”?

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GUNS: Would Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia say the same thing about “free speech”?

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/07/29/scalia-opens-door-for-gun-control-legislation/

Scalia opens door for gun-control legislation, extends slow burning debate

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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said Sunday the Second Amendment leaves open the possibility of gun-control legislation, adding to what has become a slow-boiling debate on the issue since the Colorado movie theater massacre earlier this month.

Scalia, one of the high court’s most conservative justices, said on “Fox News Sunday” that the majority opinion in the landmark 2008 case of District of Columbia v. Heller stated the extent of gun ownership “will have to be decided in future cases.”

“We’ll see,” he said.

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Now imagine if he said “free speech” legislation and “we’ll see”?

The Press and the Liberal would excoriate him.

Are there no “problems” with Free Speech? No KKK. No porn. No seven forbidden words. No lies on TV. No political promises, forgotten immediately upon election. Has no one died as a results of these? I think they have.

Free Speech has issues. But, we don’t throw away the Principle at the hint of trouble!

Gun deaths don’t come anywhere near the totals of military and civilian deaths in the UnConstitutional “wars” overseas we find ourselves ensnared. Nowhere near the total of abortions. Nowhere near car accidents. 

So, humbly, I suggest that Scalia is wrong. Flat out wrong. Remember one word “The Genocide Prevention Right”. The Gooferment can’t kill armed citizens without consequence.

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GUNS: Aurora’s Strict Gun Laws Didn’t

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

http://cnsnews.com/blog/ron-meyer/auroras-strict-gun-laws-didnt-prevent-shooting-if-one-law-abiding-person-theater-had

Aurora’s Strict Gun Laws Didn’t Prevent Shooting, But If One Law-Abiding Person In The Theater Had Been Carrying One…
By Ron Meyer
July 21, 2012

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Purdue student and Young America’s Foundation Intern Scholar Hillary Cherry provides her thoughts on the Colorado shooting, stressing the importance of protecting our Second Amendment rights:

A masked gunman opened fire yesterday on one of the 3,700 midnight showings of The Dark Knight Rises, leaving 12 dead, 50 injured, and one in custody. Liberals everywhere are wasting no time to use this massacre in an effort to push gun control and gut the Second Amendment.

Mayor Bloomberg asks the Obama administration for stricter gun laws following Colorado shooting. Comedian DL Hughley tweeted, “Aurora is 13yrs and 13 miles from Columbine! Since the 60s over 500,000 ppl have bn killed by guns in the US we have no right 2 b shocked!”

How will stricter gun laws bring an end to criminals having guns, when the laws against murder have not been able to stop them from killing innocent people?

Currently in Aurora, Colorado, where the shooting took place, it is already unlawful to carry a concealed “dangerous weapon,” discharge firearms, unless by law enforcement on duty or on shooting range, and have loaded firearm in motor vehicle.

Yet these laws were unable to stop James Holmes.

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The lessons of Columbine, Virginia Tech, and now Aurora is that people must be allowed, able, and prepared to defend themselves.

Period, end of story.

The Dead Old White Guys’ wisdom was to enshrine that. We are stupidly ignorant of what makes our species thrive and cooperate — when each is a “sovereign” we have peace.

Argh!

“Dial 911 and die”

When death is seconds away, the police are minutes away. “We, The People” ARE the police!

“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.” — Lazarus Long (Robert A Heinlein)

“Victim disarmament is the view that it is somehow better to see a woman raped in an alley and strangled with her own pantyhose, than see her with a gun in her hand.” — T.D. Melrose

Or movie patrons!

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GUNS: Firing gun into ground unsafe

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/02/21/new-hampshire-man-faces-felony-charge-after-firing-gun-into-ground-near-burglar/

New Hampshire man arrested for firing gun into ground while catching suspected burglar
By Joshua Rhett Miller
Published February 21, 2012

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A New Hampshire man who fired his handgun into the ground to scare an alleged burglar he caught crawling out of a neighbor’s window is now facing a felony charge — and the same potential prison sentence as the man he stopped.

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Penny Dean, a spokeswoman for the Gun Owners of New Hampshire, said her organization is “absolutely outraged” by Fleming’s arrest.

“This homeowner fired at the ground, from all accounts, in a safe direction and held a burglar for police and did things correctly,” Dean told FoxNews.com. “The fact that this man would be charged is an outrage. Burglars in New Hampshire must know it’s open season, since homeowners cannot defend themselves, as evidenced by this case. This is charging the victim.”

Rick Pelkey, Fleming’s longtime neighbor, said he’s now worried how the “straight-forward, working-class guy” will pay legal fees associated with the arrest.

“I think it’s outrageous,” Pelkey told FoxNews.com. “He did the community a service here. We ought to thank him for it.”

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>Is NJ next, and NC?

That’s already illegal in NJ. Every municipality has laws about discharges in developed areas. That why I can not use my 45 on the tree rats!

He did a few things wrong.

First, that’s probably not a safe shot. Richocet? What’s in the ground in a developed area?

Only in the movies, does that work. Waving guns at bad guys and warning shots. Like shooting the gun out of someone’s hand. Theatrics. Decide that you’re willing to use deadly force, draw, take your stance, then cover the target, breath control, and sqeeeeze.

Once you’ve drawn your gun, you’ve basically decided to fire.

Second, he should have waited, gotten the guy coming towards him, and then nailed him. And kept firing till the gun was empty. And, hopefully the perp was dead.

Sad to say, but then there’s only one side of the story to tell. And, deadly force to save your life or the life of another is always per se justifiable.

It’s akin to the “shoot shovel and shutup” strategy.

Argh!

And, in NH too!

I’m shocked!!!

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WRITING: Never going to be a victim

Saturday, February 4, 2012

I’ll never be a victim

How do I begin? I’m the oldest of three siblings. A girl. Tall for my age. 12½. Gawky. Athletic. Timid and shy. And, I’ve just started the change.

There, I’ve gotten it all out.

I’m writing this in my laptop’s journal so that the secret does not bust out of me. I don’t want to blurt it out. I’m a sinner and a criminal.

My uncle was a funny weird man. Before he died just recently. I mention that because he is a key to my coming of age. A young widower he always came to dinner from time to time. Always brought donuts. I loved those. For my plays, he brought flowers. For my events, like confirmation, he brought chocolate. For our vacations and occasions, he always gave me spending money. He was a nice old man who seemed to understand me and made me feel powerful. And smart. And really listened to me prattle on. Not grabby, like other relatives. He always let me come to him. I relaxed around him. From time to time, he’d bring me and my brothers strange gifts. Puzzles, crafts, and toys that all had challenges. Most of the time, we didn’t do them, but he never made any comment. He wanted us to learn “stuff”. With no apparent emphasis on anything in particular. Just “stuff”. He’d say: “Never know what stuff might come in handy.”

I remembered one thing that came in very handy. But more about that later.

He’d debate with my Dad about all sorts of political topics. They never saw eye to eye much. My Dad was a quiet liberal easy going guy. My Uncle a crazy hard line guy. They most disagreed about guns. At first, it was scary. We’re taught a school that only criminals have guns. And, our friends, the police, would keep us safe. I was shocked to hear that my Uncle had guns. And, that he believed that he had a right to keep them. And, he would use them if need be. He hadn’t had to kill another human being. But he always ended that sentence with “… yet!” I remember he often cowed my Dad into silence when he delivered a now familiar quote: “Victim disarmament is the view that it is somehow better to see a woman raped in an alley and strangled with her own pantyhose, than see her with a gun in her hand.” I was becoming a woman and I knew a little about sex. It was supposed to be beautiful when the time came. I went to the internet to read about rape. I understood my uncle’s revulsion with that criminal act. Somehow I felt safe when he was around. I remember how he talked about his guns as if they were people or virtues. He called them: “Vengence”, “Justice”, and his favorite “Peacekeeper”. He said had them in his house ready to defend as needed. Once time he confided that Peacekeeper’s safety was getting to hard for him to operate. And, that he’d solved that problem like his Great Aunt did before the War with rubber bands. He had rubber banded the grip safety so all he’d have to do was point and pull. My Mom and Dad were shocked and asked if that was dangerous. He laughed and said: “Nah! As long as when at my desk, I don’t bang it with my knee.” 
I don’t know why that stuck with me.

Fast forward. He died about a month ago. And, there’s a bunch of legal reasons why his house has to be left alone until everyone can clean it out. But, that being said, it’s just sitting there. Mom goes and collects the mail. Waiting for the papers to arrive. She’s sad about it, and not looking forward to the job.

This spring I started to, as my Mom puts it, bloom. I can see the physical changes. Everyone is treating me “different”. And, I get happy and sad for no reason. It’s all part of “blooming” as Mom said.

But there has been a bad side to this.

At my school, boys and girls go to class together. You have all sorts of different types: nerds, jocks, punks, emos, and some you can’t label. There’s a group of boys that are just gross. And, they pick on certain girls. Up to now, I’d been invisible to them. But as I started to “bloom”, they began to target me.

I didn’t know what to do.

At first, it was just talk. Dirty talk. About how they’d “help” me along. Then, they’d touch me. In the hall, brushing me. Then, they’d grab my butt. I’d come home and cry. Lately, they’d been sending me messages on my phone and putting porn in my locker through the slots. Always telling me how good they’d make me feel. And, soon. One of the leaders seemed to have me staked out. In his mind’s eye. Today, in school, he walked up to me and grabbed my breasts with both hands and squeezed. Hard. I slapped him. He laughed and said: “Today, after the bus drops us off, I’m gonna drag you behind a bush and do you. You ready?” I was in a panic. What could I do. Sitting in class, I remembered my uncle’s desk and what he said about victims. “No one in their right mind should want to be down range of a crazed woman with a gun. Women can kill when they are threatened. Like a Momma Bear with her cubs or woman about to be raped. I trust them to know when to fire. A criminal should be killed.” I did have a right to defend myself.

My uncle told me so!

My tormentor was on my bus home. The bus ride home was hell. He was in the back with his friends laughing and smirking. I was resolute. I sat by the driver. Uncle’s house was a few stops before mine. When the bus stopped, just as the last kid exited, I sprang off. Without looking back, I walked to Uncle’s house. My tormentor got off at the next stop about ½ block away and was running after me yelling something. I walked up the driveway, opened the garage door, entered, and locked it behind me. Uncle never did get that garage light fixed; it was always on. Picked my way through the maze of stuff to the door that led to his den. Locked the door behind me. Push aside his chair and scooted under the desk pulling the chair back in. There on the underside of the desk it was. “Peacekeeper”! I slid it out very gently. Like a sleeping snake. It was a gun just like on TV. It was heavy. But felt cold to the touch. I used two hands like they do on TV and just held it out in front of me. My uncle’s words echoed TV’s message: “Finger off the trigger until you’re ready to shoot.” And waited.

It wouldn’t be long. I heard the banging on the garage door. Then window break. “Where are you, you tease. You’re only making this harded and me madder. It’s gonna really hurt and I’m going to enjoy you.” I heard noises. Some far. Eventually getting louder. “I can smell you.” The door to the den opened, and the tormentor was in the room. I was frozen in fear. Could he really smell me? Like dog or a wolf. “There you are? Come to daddy.” And the chair was pulled out. And, he reaching for me.

Finger to the trigger.

Explosion. Light flash. The brightest light I’d ever seen. The loudest noise I’d ever heard.

My uncle’s words to Dad echoed. “Pull the trigger until the gun locks open. Then use it as a club.” So I pulled. It wanted to shoot the ceiling, but I dragged it down to the floor. Five, Seven, Nine? Eventually the thing did lock open. The smell was terrible. I’d never smelled anything so gross. The charcoal grill, burnt meat, and a disgusting bowel movement all in one. Maybe I wet myself?
But my tormentor was nowhere in sight. I couldn’t see much. Blind! I felt around and there was a purse there. Open, with stuff in it, I could feel bullets and metal. So I put the gun in the purse.

Now a long time ago, Uncle had a dog. And, under his desk, was a doggie door. It was a big dog. Uncle was lazy and hated to get up to let the dog out. After the dog died he put a latch on the door to “keep the critters out”. I felt for the latch and let myself out. 
I walked home. Wondering what to do next?

My uncle’s voice gave me that answer too. To my Dad, he’d often say: “Shoot, shovel, and shut up.” So that’s what I did. Before going in the house, I went to my school project garden behind our garage and planted the purse. Our dog came out began licking my face. And, making a noise I’d never heard. Like it was telling me “I’m glad your home safe.” I was safe! And, a woman. Maybe not all the way. But I knew I was a powerful woman.

Went in the house, Mom asked: “How was school?” “OK.” “You’re late.” “I got off a few blocks early. Felt like walking. I was stiff from sitting all day.” “OK, but do your home work, practice tonight.” “OK”.

Today, I want to school; unafraid of the bully. Secure that, when I have sex, it will be with the boy whom I choose. But the school was all a buzz, with the report of a missing child. Our friends, the Police, were asking each class if anyone saw him. Me, and bunch of others, dutifully reported he was on the bus. Others said that he got off before his usual stop. No one reported what a pig he was. I was following Uncle’s last bit of advice: “Silence”. Today in library, I listened to a YouTube video: “Never talk to the police”. So, when I’m questioned, as I’m sure I will be, I’m just going to be a young girl too terrified of them to speak. Works on TV. Figure when the court papers, that my Mom is waiting for, come everyone will find out what happened to the “poor lost child”. The predator pig! Wonder if they’ll figure out what happened? Wonder if they will figure out that I’m the murderer? Wonder if I’ll go to jail?

Once thing is for sure, Uncle was right. Thanks, Uncle! School was OK today and I’ve learned some of that “stuff” you were trying to teach me. I’ve decided. I’m never going to be a victim.

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GUNS: Politicians and bureaucrats harass gun owners for oversights

Sunday, January 22, 2012

http://www.wnd.com/2012/01/states-still-gun-for-unsuspecting-firearm-owners/

KNOX GUN-RIGHTS REPORT

States still ‘gun’ for unsuspecting firearm owners
by Jeff Knox

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A decision to carry a gun for defense brings with it a raft of responsibilities. The defensive mindset that should accompany carrying – situational awareness and avoidance strategies, competence with the firearm and the moral implications of using deadly force – needs to extend to the legal and political environment as well. It must be understood that even a clearly justified defensive use of a firearm – which saves your life – can easily cost your home and life savings. Deadly force is serious business. No one should take the decision lightly, and threat recognition needs to include recognizing the threat posed by state power – particularly in states like New York.

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We don’t need “State” or “Local” Gooferments playing “gotcha” with responsible gun owners.

Crimes committed with, or without, a gun deserve restitution. It may be harsher than what we do today. Actions have consequences. Oversights that harm no one should be ignored.

How did we lose so many of our rights?

Argh!

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GUNS: An old vote on the RKBA

Friday, January 20, 2012

http://www.usatoday.com/news/quickquestion/2007/november/popup5895.htm

LINK FROM PETER G.

My reaction:

I added my vote to “individual right” crowd. 10M votes.

“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand? . . .” — Alexander Solzhenitsyn
How will you resist when they come to take YOU and yours to the camps?

Can’t happen here? Tell that to the Japanese Americans in 1941 and the various American Indian tribes. I’d say you could tell it to David Koresh, the other 54 Branch Davidians, and their 21 children, BUT, (and there is always a BIG butt), they’re all dead. After the Gooferment came for them.

Argh!
fjohn

p.s., it’s an old poll, BUT, (and there is always a BIG butt), I have no doubt that Holder still believes it’s not a right and that USA Today would too.

———- Forwarded message ———-

This is apparently a new and current polling effort by USA today.  Very simple to do.

Own a Gun? Please Keep This Moving  

Guess they were not happy with the poll results the first time so USA Today is running another one. Vote now.  

Attorney General, Eric Holder, has already said this is one of his major issues. He does not believe the 2nd Amendment gives individuals the right to bear arms. This takes literally 2 clicks to complete. Please vote on this gun issue question with USA Today. It will only take a few seconds of your time. Then pass the link on to all the pro-gun folks you know. Hopefully these results will be published later this month. This upcoming year will become critical for gun owners with the Supreme Court’s accepting the District of Columbia case against the right for individuals to bear arms.

Here’s what you need to do:

First – vote on this one.  Second – launch it to other folks and have THEM vote – then we will see if the results get published.

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INTERESTING: Ship disaster brings back a memory

Monday, January 16, 2012

http://travel.usatoday.com/cruises/story/2012-01-15/Prosecutor-says-captain-left-ship-early/52579406/1

Prosecutor says captain left ship early
By Laura Bly, USA TODAY

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In a chaotic scene eerily evocative of the Titanic — which struck an iceberg and sank a century ago this April — at least five people have died and 15 remained missing Sunday after a state-of-the-art cruise ship hit an unidentified reef or rock and toppled over just off Italy’s Tuscan coast on the evening of Friday the 13th.

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There was no lifeboat drill after the ship’s departure from Citavecchia (Rome), and passengers complained that the crew failed to give instructions on how to evacuate and delayed lowering the lifeboats until the ship was listing too heavily for many of them to be released.

Some passengers jumped into the sea while others waited to be plucked to safety by helicopters, and some lifeboats had to be cut down with an ax.

Under U.S. Coast Guard and the International Maritime Organization’s Safety of Life at Sea regulations, cruise ships must conduct a safety drill within 24 hours of sailing with instructions on the use of life jackets and how and where to muster in an emergency.

But passengers are not required to attend, and cruise lines vary in how quickly they hold the drill and how stringently they enforce passenger participation.

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I can only remember being on commercial boats a few times in my life.

One cruise (i.e., “Days Of Our Lives” theme) and two ferry rides in Switzerland.

The NCL ship out of Miami had the required drill as we were leaving the harbor. And, the Captain, who’s name I don’t know was a stickler. The bars would NOT open until all passengers were at their station, verified by their room attendant, and identified by their floor supervisor. The process took ten minutes because as the Captain explained that there were a two non-cooperating passengers and two other discrepancies in the manifest. He apologized and, when he said the non-cooperators would be returning to shore on the pilot boat, the crowd cheered. Then he dismissed us with “The bars are now open. Have fun.” I have no idea if there were any non-cooperators. Nor if there were discrepancies. Nor, it there was anyone kicked off. But the bars did open. And, I felt confident that this guy was running his ship. Maybe it was all show and “theater”.

The two Swiss ferry rides had their drill after every stop. The ferry paused as soon as it pulled away and their was an airline safety briefing. In four languages. Two different “ferry lines”. But it seemed like the were following the same script. And, the crews were serious. No kidding around. Before and after the briefing, they were down right jolly; during, stern.

Maybe this is stuff that consumers have to demand. BEFORE they buy. Self-defense.

Maybe the bad press will make even bigger bargains?

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GUNS: Irish homeowners have a “Castle Doctrine”

Sunday, January 15, 2012

http://www.irishcentral.com/news/Irish-homeowners-now-have-legal-right-to-shoot-intruders-in-their-homes-137373588.html

Irish homeowners now have legal right to shoot intruders
New law is attacked by civil liberties organizations as ‘license to kill’
By CATHAL DERVAN,IrishCentral.com Staff Writer
Published Sunday, January 15, 2012, 8:01 AMUpdated Sunday, January 15, 2012, 8:07 AM

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Convicted of manslaughter, Nally was sentenced to six years in jail, but his conviction was overturned on appeal after the court accepted he had not been permitted to use self-defense as an argument at his trial.

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Of course, it’s a license to kill.

Home Invaders are VERY dangerous criminals.

Were not talking about a child walking across your lawn, or your mother-in-law barging in unannounced.

The police and your fellow citizens can’t be everywhere to join in the defense of your right to be secure in your home.

So you have the absolute right to defend yourself and you loved ones.

Regardless of what any of the politicians and bureaucrats say.

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GUNS: Teen mom disposes of a stalker

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/mom-calls-9-1-1-asking-for-permission-to-shoot-intruders-before-killing-one-using-12-ga-shotgun/

Crime Mom Calls 9-1-1 for Permission to Shoot Intruders Before Killing One Using 12-Gauge Shotgun
Posted on January 4, 2012 at 3:09pm by Christopher Santarelli

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“I wouldn’t have done it, but it was my son,” McKinley told KOCO. “It’s not an easy decision to make, but it was either going to be him or my son. And it wasn’t going to be my son. There’s nothing more dangerous than a woman with a child.”

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Absurd to ask the Gooferment’s permission to defend one’s life.

Equally absurd, is the notion that he was stalking her. I’ve blogged before that with their “order of protection” they should get a loaner, a box of ammo, and some free time with the police trainer in the courthouse. Then, that order should say “open season” if you’re threatened.

Argh!

I trust women, especially mothers, to know when deadly force is appropriate.

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GUNS: Woman defends herself with a gun

Saturday, December 31, 2011

http://www.star-telegram.com/2011/12/29/3622844/tv-reports-fort-woprth-woman-kills.html

Home > News > Local News > Crime and Safety
Fort Worth woman alone at home kills intruder
Posted Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011 Updated Friday, Dec. 30, 2011
By Domingo Ramirez Jr.

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Police were dispatched to a residence in the 6700 block of Fortune Road shortly before 3:30 a.m. A woman, who said she was alone in the house, told officers that she was awakened by her doorbell ringing and called 911, police said. Before officers arrived, a man had entered the house, and she shot him.

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“Dial 911″ and die.

It’s clear that the police, thru no fault of theirs. can’t be everywhere to PREVENT crime.

Everyone has to provide for their own defense. And, they have imho an affirmative duty to do so.

“Victim disarmament is the view that it is somehow better to see a woman raped in an alley and strangled with her own pantyhose, than see her with a gun in her hand.” — T.D. Melrose

Personally, I’m sad that there was a death. And, there’s no explanation as to why? Drunk, criminal intent, or blunder.

But whatever the reason, you can’t fault the woman. In fact, she deserves applause for defending herself.

RKBA is all about protecting yourself and your family from criminals and Gooferment.

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GUNS: Protecting old women … a suitable gun!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

http://www.keywestlou.com/2011/11/jean-thornton-key-west-golden-girl.html

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Erica and Herschel are heading up to Tampa this morning. Someone tried to rob Erica’s Mother. In her home. Mother got beat up pretty badly. In the hospital with some broken bones. They expect her to remain hospitalized for two weeks.

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Erica’s mother is a very lucky woman.

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/south-carolina-sheriff-encourages-women-to-obtain-concealed-weapons-permits-carry-guns/2011/11/01/gIQAfmPxbM_story.html

South Carolina sheriff encourages women to obtain concealed weapons permits, carry guns
By Associated Press, Published: November 1

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — A South Carolina sheriff is urging women to get concealed weapons permits and carry guns to protect themselves.

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“Victim disarmament is the view that it is somehow better to see a woman raped in an alley and strangled with her own pantyhose, than see her with a gun in her hand.” — T.D. Melrose

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“So if a Bravo Golf was to try and rape your sister, you’d kill to stop him; right?” “Yes, Miss Marie.” “If someone was going to kill any of your Classmates, what then?” “I’d do what needs doing.” “Yes, we women do. Did you know John’s paternal grandmother traveled the Oregon Trail, bore 13 children, and fought Indians and Outlaws? She’s in her 90’s now. I’ve read her letters. Women can kill when it’s needed. We may not be as physically strong as men, but who seems to get to change all the diapers?” — character “Marie” answering a question in CHURCH 10●19●62 Volume 1 Page 262

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Now, I’m not sure that a 45 is a good choice for old women. Although my Great Aunt slept with one under her pillow for most of her adult life. In her old age, she rubber-banded the grip safety because her arthritis made it hard to squeeze the grip, but not to pull the trigger. On the range with it, she was all over the target. But who in their right mind would want to be down range from a scared crazy lady with a “fire hose spewing lead”. The Range Officer’s instruction to her was “Now, Dear, you just keep pulling the trigger until it locks open. The bad guy might have to reload it or beat you to death with it, but ammo is cheap compared to your life. Personally, I doubt you’ll have any trouble.” And, I heard him say it and I agree with him. Only a nut would mess with her. It was funny to see her do a Cooper stance resting on her cane. Would certainly scare the <synonym for excrement> out of me.

While I defer to the Sheriff’s sound advice, I’d recommend a 380 aka pocket rocket as easier to handle and just as scary.

Of course, if one is going for scary, nothing is as distinctive as the ratchet sound of loading a shotgun. Assuming the elder lady has the arm strength, that’s even more “impressive”. No aim needed and it usually stops at walls to prevent accidents.

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“An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.” — Robert A. Heinlein

Very polite and very very safe.

I have George and Martha to keep me company; a matched identical pair of Colt M1911 45s. A great “show stopper”.

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GUNS: A real life tool in action

Sunday, October 23, 2011

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/very-afraid-66-year-old-woman-shoots-and-kills-home-intruder/

CRIME

‘VERY AFRAID’: 66-YEAR-OLD WOMAN SHOOTS AND KILLS HOME INTRUDER

Posted on October 22, 2011 at 7:20pm by Christopher Santarelli

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An elderly Northern California-woman woke early Friday morning to hear an intruder attempting to break into her home. CBS 12 reports that the 66-year-old Donna Hopper is still shaken after shooting the 37-year-old intruder dead:

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Hopper says she was terrified when she heard the intruder at her her door, firing two warning shots through her window to scare the man away. When 37-year-old Jesse Edward Theis persisted, attempting to come back in, Hopper fired a fatal shot in his abdomen, killing Theis on the scene.

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I feel bad for this poor woman. To have that on your mind for the rest of your life, it’s a burden.

On a humorous note, after two warning shots, the fellow didn’t move along to an easier target.

Serendipity, a few hours ago, I posted about women and guns. About what fool would want to be down range from even a crazy woman sending lead in your direction!

So what happens if you’re in that situation. Do you, as the popular bumper sticker says, “dial 911 and die”?

Or do you reach over to your “safe”, cycle the action, and put two warning shots down range.

(I am rethinking using my 1911 and 45ACP as being too powerful for “home defense use”. But if it’s a bear or a druggie on speed, then it’s just right. Assuming I can hit what I aim at.)

Of course, my favorite for home defense is the old shotgun. It makes such a distinctive sound when you cycle the action. Like that favorite old joke about the Quaker who says to the intruder in a darkened room: “I mean thee no harm, but thou are standing where I plan to shoot. LOL! Dumb. The few Quakers I know would never shoot at any human under any circumstances. Us Libertarians would be carefully considering the balance. To use deadly force, one must be facing a deadly threat.

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