GUNS: Personal Defense Plan

Sunday, March 26, 2017

https://www.shootingillustrated.com/articles/2017/3/14/why-you-need-a-personal-defense-plan/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=insider&utm_campaign=0317

Why You Need a Personal-Defense Plan
by Sheriff Jim Wilson – Tuesday, March 14, 2017

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A strong personal-defense plan may be all the difference in the world between your saying, “They told me this could happen and I know just what to do about it,” as opposed to, “Good grief! What the hell do I do now?”  Which will it be when the time comes?

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“In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.”
— Dwight D. Eisenhower

“Fail to plan; plan to fail.”

Have to do this asap.

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GUNS: “… fired two rounds at the fleeing suspects …”

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

NRA-ILA DAILY ALERT FOR Monday, January 23, 2017

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SC | WCSC

Concerned citizen holds Lowcountry burglary suspect at gunpoint external site

A Lowcounty burglary suspect was nabbed after authorities say a concerned citizen spotted him in a field and held him at gunpoint. The Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office arrested 20-year-old Raekwon Maple of Cordova and charged him with second-degree burglary and possession of stolen goods. Deputies also charged 20-year-old Antonio Summers of Orangeburg who faces the same charges. Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said it all started around 1 p.m. when a concerned citizen reported two male subjects had fled from a Slaughter Drive residence after having watch them break in. “The caller said he had initially noticed the males after following a suspicious vehicle driving through the Creekmore subdivision off Columbia Road,” OCSO officials said.”The motorist called law enforcement after observing the males go into the residence.” According to authorities, while OCSO deputies were on their way, the burglars were seen fleeing the home when the home alarm system went off. K-9 units then tracked Summers who was then taken into custody. As he was being secured, another concerned citizen called authorities saying he had Maple held at gunpoint after spotting him hiding in a field. The sheriff’s office says one of the suspects had a high dollar watch reported stolen in another burglary that happened earlier this week. In that case, a Forest Drive home owner called her boyfriend after returning home and discovering a door had been broken. “As her boyfriend arrived home, the couple heard a noise inside the residence before a suspect fled out of the front door,” OCSO officials said. “The boyfriend, who has a concealed weapons permit, told law enforcement he fired two rounds at the fleeing suspects before they made good their escape,” authorities said.”That couple reported watches, jewelry, cash, and a substantial amount of change stolen.” Maple was out on bond for multiple charges prior to Friday’s break in, according to the sheriff’s office. The two men could be facing more charges as the ongoing investigation continues, Ravenell said. “This was perfect cooperation between law enforcement and the concerned community,” he said. “When the entire community is against you, you don’t stand a chance at criminal activity.”

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I’m not a lawyer; nor do I play one on TV. (And, I can go on and on about what I am not!) So please don’t take me or my ramblings as the authoritative source of legal advice.

Can you fire on retreating criminals?

Maybe in South Carolina!

I wouldn’t, just because I wouldn’t want the hassle.

Argh!

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GUNS: SSA Finalizes New Gun Prohibition Rule

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

https://www.nraila.org/email/grassroots-alerts/2016/vol-23-no-50-12222016/

 

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NRA-ILA: Institute for Legislative Action

NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS VOLUME 23, NUMBER 50

 
Grandma Got Run Over by Obama: SSA Finalizes New Gun Prohibition Rule

 

SECOND AMENDMENT  LEGAL & LEGISLATION  NEWS  
Grandma Got Run Over by Obama: SSA Finalizes New Gun Prohibition Rule
On Monday, Barack Obama’s Social Security Administration (SSA) issued the final version of a rule that will doom tens of thousands of law-abiding (and vulnerable) disability insurance and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients to a loss of Second Amendment rights under the guise of re-characterizing them as “mental defectives.” The SSA, for the first time in its history, will be coopted into the federal government’s gun control apparatus, effectively requiring Social Security applicants to weigh their need for benefits against their fundamental rights when applying for assistance based on mental health problems.

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Sneaking thru in Christmas week as a lame duck President.

Notice this wasn’t done BEFORE the election!

Argh!

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GUNS: “Miss Sloane” is a loser; good

Monday, December 19, 2016

https://www.nraila.org/articles/20161216/miss-sloane-america-votes-no-once-again

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Miss Sloane: America Votes “NO” Once Again
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2016

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“You can’t win them all,” as the old saying goes, but when it comes to the Second Amendment, gun control advocates can’t even come close. Such is clearly the case with Miss Sloane, the latest of Hollywood’s repeated attempts to push a gun control narrative on the American people. Of course, they didn’t see this coming, any more than they saw a Donald Trump victory coming. But that’s because they refuse to acknowledge the basic simple truth about the American people when it comes to our firearms freedom. Well, we’ll say it again, the American people aren’t buying your anti-gun narrative.

Miss Sloane features Jessica Chastain as a Washington lobbyist who takes on “the establishment” to push for passage of gun control in the U.S. Congress. As reported by Stephen Gutowski at freebeacon.com, the “political thriller” opened last weekend to much buzz and fanfare among gun control groups, but tanked completely at the box office, making one industry list of the worst openings of the past 35 years for a movie with a national release.

Incredibly, Gutowski reports that a representative of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence actually said, “… I can tell you that its production alone, with our input, is the success.” In other words, it is of little consequence that nobody wants to see a movie that pushes for gun control, its mere existence is what matters.

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Anyone need more evidence that Hollywood is both “on a different planet” and out of touch with its Customers.

The nation has decided that the NRA is correct — “when seconds count, the police are minutes away”, “we’re all the first responders”, and “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

Gun control is a racist legacy of the KKK in the Deep South. Can’t terrorize minorities when they can shoot back.

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

Varmints of both the two legged and four legged varieties need to be put down quickly and efficiently. Nothing like a nice Colt 45 1911 for that purpose. Only in the movies, do bad guys survive that. Although, in a good hand, any caliber will do. Heck, sometime just “racking” a shotgun will do the trick.

Like I recently told a young lady  I know: “No one wants to be down range of a crazy woman with a gun.”

Dona Nobis Pacem

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GUNS: WE, THE PEOPLE are the FIRST RESPONDERS

Sunday, December 4, 2016

http://www.offthegridnews.com/current-events/7-mass-shootings-that-were-stopped-by-lawful-gun-owners/

7 Mass Shootings That Were Stopped By Lawful Gun Owners
Written by: Daniel Jennings  Current Events December 3, 2016

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3. An unidentified man saved the lives of several people inside the Farah Barber Shop in West Philadelphia, Pa., by shooting a 40-year-old gunman on March 22, 2015, police told NBC 10. Several people, including children, were inside the shop when the man took out a gun and opened fire. Fortunately, a passer-by pulled out his gun, ran into the shop and shot the gunman before he could kill anyone.

“The person who responded was a legal gun permit carrier,” Philadelphia Police Captain Frank Llewellyn told NBC 10. “He responded and I guess he saved a lot of people in there.”

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“I guess” is pretty wishy washy. It would seem obvious that he did save a lot of lives.

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6. An armed likely prevented a shooting rampage at Bonnie’s Food and Spirits, a bar in Plymouth, Pa., in September 2012. William Allabaugh shot a man in the head after being asked to leave the establishment. Mark Kytor stopped Allabaugh by drawing his gun and shooting him. Kytor may have saved many lives because police found an extra clip of ammunition in Allabaugh’s pants, The Citizens Voice reported.

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Typically inaccurate reporting. I would assume the shooter had an extra magazine, not a clip. I guess it’s too much to expect the news media to at least be a little familiar with the difference. “This is my rifle. This is my gun. This is for fighting.” 

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So, yes, guns can save lives and armed citizens can prevent mass shootings.

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When seconds count, the police are minutes away. WE, THE PEOPLE are the FIRST RESPONDERS.

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GUN: A defensive firearm, quickly accessible in the living room … …

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/11/no_author/always-have-defensive-weapon-quickly-accessible/

Elderly Hamilton Man Shoots Robbery Suspect
By Bob Irwin AmmoLand.com
November 19, 2016

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USA – The Journal News in Hamilton, Ohio reports 11-02- 2016 an 88-year-old resident had just finished washing his car in the front yard of his home Tuesday night when a man and a woman cornered him.

They demanded money and forced him into the house.

Once inside the victim said they hit him in the face and in the chest. He thought he was going to be severely beaten. The male robber taunted him “You don’t have a gun, do you?”

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A defensive firearm, quickly accessible in the living room, saved this victim’s life. One would not expect any 88 year old to survive a physical beat down. Hopefully there is enough physical evidence available to allow a quick apprehension. The cowardly animals that attack such elderly victims really need to be off the street.

The victim was apparently cool, calm and experienced enough to intend a non-lethal shot. Amazing! The criminal’s comment about the victim indicates that he was perhaps the burglar who stole it previously.

He obviously didn’t feel comfortable taking a life. Many would argue that was a mistake but it’s unfair to second guess victims who were in the situation. It was a choice that is only his to make.

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One can never know for sure what we would do in that circumstance.

I’d like to think I could be that cool under pressure.

I’m unaware of any instructor who teaches anything but shoot for the center of mass.

I’d agree that these two leggett varmints need to be put down quickly before they kill someone else. Like a bear that kills a human get euthanized. These two criminals may have learned to kill their victims. 

Sitting here on my couch, as a pro-life little L libertarian, I’d have shot both for the center of mass. If for no other reason than to save their next victim’s life.

So sad to have to say that, but that victim’s life is worth saving.

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GUNS: HRC is coming for the guns. Molon labe!

Monday, October 24, 2016

https://www.nraila.org/articles/20161021/hillary-clinton-reasonable-to-require-guns-to-be-unusable-at-home

Hillary Clinton: “Reasonable” to Require Guns to be Unusable at Home
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2016

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The candidate who claimed politicians “need both a public and a private position” on policy issues demonstrated that tendency Wednesday night in the final presidential debate in a desperate bid for damage control on a statement she made in a private meeting with wealthy donors.

That earlier statement was simple, uncomplicated, and utterly damning to anyone who believes in the Second Amendment. Hillary Clinton told the very people who she depends on to fund her political ambitions: “the Supreme Court is wrong on the Second Amendment. And I am going to make that case every chance I get.”

As a Yale-educated attorney, Clinton knew exactly what she was saying when she made that remark. But it doesn’t take a lawyer to understand the contempt it demonstrates for the right to keep and bear arms.

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First, the District’s ban didn’t just require safe storage to prevent access by toddlers. It made possessing a loaded, usable firearm in the home – including for self-defense – a crime. The crime did not require proof of access by children or even proof that children were present in the home. Clinton’s answer also seemed suspiciously coincidental with a recent, dubious media blitz on firearm accidents among children.

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The Second Amendment is the true palladium of liberty.

http://press-pubs.uchicago.edu/founders/documents/amendIIs7.html

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Document 7

St. George Tucker, Blackstone’s Commentaries 1:App. 300
1803

This may be considered as the true palladium of liberty. . . . The right of self defence is the first law of nature: in most governments it has been the study of rulers to confine this right within the narrowest limits possible. Wherever standing armies are kept up, and the right of the people to keep and bear arms is, under any colour or pretext whatsoever, prohibited, liberty, if not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction. 

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“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

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