Feast or Famine, it seems.


Brownsville Woman Shoots, Kills Intruder Climbing Through Her Window

Miami-Dade police are investigating a shooting that left one man dead early Friday morning. He was shot by a woman who says the man was climbing into her apartment through a window.


Wentzville man killed after stabbing driver in the neck in Lincoln County

ELSBERRY, Mo. (KMOV.com) — An investigation is underway after deputies said a man shot another person to death after being stabbed in the back of the neck in Lincoln County.

The sheriff’s office said three people were in a car driving along Highway W just west of Elsberry on July 28. Around 9 p.m. the car stopped and the two passengers got out.

Law enforcement said when the driver tried to get out of the car, one of the passengers allegedly stabbed the driver in the back of the neck. Deputies said the driver then grabbed a gun and fired one shot at the passenger who stabbed him.

The man who did the stabbing, who law enforcement later identified as 54-year-old Stephen Johnson, of Wentzville, died at the scene. The driver was taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

The prosecuting attorney will review the case.


Security guard shoots, kills knife-wielding man in midtown Saturday

TUCSON, Ariz. — Police say a man is dead after he was fatally shot by the security guard of an apartment complex in midtown Tucson over the weekend.

According to the Tucson Police Department, it happened at a building on the 3800 block of Fort Lowell Road, between Dodge and Alvernon.

Officers arrived at the scene just before 9 p.m. There, they came to an apartment where they found 49-year-old David Reed, who had been shot. Officers rendered first aid to the man before Tucson Fire Department responders took over. They took Reed to the hospital, where he later died, Police said.

Police say they later learned an armed security guard hired by the apartment complex was conducting a check of the building when he heard noise inside a vacant apartment. He spoke to two people inside — Reed and a woman. As he was detaining the woman, police say Reed took out a knife and the guard shot him. The security guard also suffered minor injuries.

Detectives have not made an arrest in the case and are continuing their investigation.


Off-duty Troy cop fatally shoots man to stop stabbing, victim in critical condition

TROY NY (WRGB) – An off-duty Troy police officer jumped into action Thursday night, attempting to stop a stabbing in process, according to Troy PD’s Deputy Chief Dan DeWolf.

According to police, the officer was off-duty Thursday night at his home on 17th Street in Troy, when he heard a domestic incident upstairs. He went to investigate, and discovered a 26-year-old man in the process of stabbing a 25-year-old woman.

Police say the officer repeatedly told the man to back off, before eventually firing a shotgun, stopping the stabbing.

Police say multiple people called 911 for reports of the stabbing.

Graves man arrested after home invasion

A Graves County Kentucky man was shot early Thursday morning after reportedly kicking in a door and breaking into a home.

Graves Sheriff Jon Hayden reported that at about 3 a.m., a homeowner called 911 to report that a man wearing a mask forced his way into his home while armed with a shotgun. The home is on Ky. 1710 just south of Ky 58 East. The homeowner met the suspect, later identified as James Page II, 19, who reportedly fled the area after getting into a small vehicle. Continue reading “”

Homeowner shoots home invasion suspects near Ithaca

Enfield, N.Y. — A Tompkins County homeowner stopped an attempted home invasion by shooting two men who tried to break into his home, according to the New York State Police.

Troopers responded to the home on Rumsey Hill Road in Enfield at 7:21 a.m. Saturday, police said in a news release Wednesday.

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SPLC’s New Attack on Gun Owners

The nonsense from the Southern Poverty Law Center continues. The SPLC, which doesn’t actually do poverty law because it’s too busy labeling everyone with insufficient melanin in their skin as racist, would like to turn back the clock on Stand Your Ground laws. In a new report, they claim with no real evidence or analysis, that the laws promote killings of blacks by whites. This is nonsense, and they know it. But it comes at the perfect time: with police running from constant assault and the rest of the country being told that only black lives matter. You almost have to admire their moxie.

To understand the situation with Stand Your Ground laws, it’s important to understand how these laws came about. As part of the backlash against the “anything goes” wild west, legislatures adopted laws regarding self-defense that had the admirable goal of reducing violence. They imposed on everyone a duty to retreat rather than engage in violence. At its core, it had good motives, but it amounted to a “shoot first” directive to criminals. Some states, like the state of Massachusetts with its antediluvian policies, still has not modernized its law with respect to self-defense. Continue reading “”

Americans Turn To 2nd Amendment For Protection From Radical Left

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You’re not paranoid: Democrats do want to take your guns away.

There are many great reasons to contribute to the National Review webathon, but I believe that none is more important than the publication’s steadfast defense of the Second Amendment.

After the outbreak of the coronavirus, millions of Americans, feeling helpless and besieged by forces outside their control, began purchasing firearms to protect their families, property, and community. Once the lawlessness and fanaticism of the Antifa protests began spreading across the country, the number of gun owners continued to climb. When Democrats began embracing the notion of “defunding the police,” even more citizens saw gun ownership as a necessity of contemporary life. Continue reading “”

Deputies investigate after homeowner shoots, kills uninvited visitor in Lancaster County

INDIAN LAND, S.C. (WBTV) – Deputies are investigating a shooting death after a homeowner fatally shot an uninvited visitor in Lancaster County over the weekend.

Deputies responded to a burglary call around 3:30 a.m. Sunday at a home on Fox Ridge Lane in Indian Land.

Officers said a 37-year-old man drove to the residence uninvited where his ex-girlfriend was visiting.

Deputies said the 37-year-old man, identified as Anastasio Kroustalis, from Matthews, NC, upset that the woman was there. The homeowner, a 40-year-old man, allowed Kroustalis to come inside to the downstairs kitchen.

The homeowner went upstairs to talk with the woman, who was in a walk-in closet in the master bedroom suite. Soon after, Kroustalis made his way upstairs and confronted the homeowner and the woman at the closet door.

Officers said a disturbance ensued and the homeowner fired a handgun at Kroustalis, who was shot and died at the scene. The woman was taken to a medical facility to be treated for injuries and later released.

A search warrant for the home and the Kroustalis’s automobile was obtained, and evidence was collected.

There have not been any arrests.

Butte woman holds intruder at gunpoint until police arrive

BUTTE MT- A Butte woman returned to her home on Florence Avenue Friday evening to find a strange man asleep on her couch.

She held the man at gunpoint until police arrived and arrested Michael Berberick of Billings, who was found with a pistol and brass knuckles.

Berberick allegedly told police he thought he was in Billings.

He remains jailed and faces charges, including a parole violation.

Murder charges dropped in SE Portland stabbing after grand jury rules case of self-defense

A grand jury determined Friday that a 52-year-old man acted in self defense when he stabbed and killed another man earlier this month.

Stephen Bache, 52, was arrested and initially charged with second-degree murder July 8 after the stabbing in Southeast Portland. Prosecutors said they filed a motion Friday for Bache’s release based on the grand jury finding Continue reading “”

Remember the ‘auto defensas’ in Minneapolis? They’re still up and running.


In Minneapolis, Armed Residents Set Up Patrols Amid Calls to Defund the Police
The city council approves its first permanent cuts to the police budget; crime has surged in the past two months

Minneapolis residents in some areas still recovering from rioting and unrest are forming community watch and security groups, some bearing firearms, to fight a surge of crime in the wake of the George Floyd killing in May. At least one neighborhood has put up barricades to keep away outsiders.
The moves come as the city council on Friday approved its first permanent cuts to the police budget, amid calls to defund the department and generally lower tax revenue due to the economic strain caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The $193 million police budget will be cut by $10 million, including making permanent some temporary spending measures—including a hiring freeze—put in place in June. Around $1 million from the police budget is being shifted to a program called Cure Violence that tries to prevent things such as retaliatory shootings through community engagement.

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The Right Of Self-Defense Is Under Attack

We knew the Second Amendment was under severe attack, but now even the right of self-defense is under serious attack.

Politicians who support efforts to reduce “gun violence” are truly after every gun owner. Mob violence is running amuck; truly hardened criminals are running around masquerading as protestors, and those that should be standing guard for the law-abiding citizens are enabling criminals. And in many places the police have been neutered.

Mark and Patricia McCloskey, two attorneys who live on Portland Place Drive, a private street in St. Louis, MO, were videotaped last month defending their home with two firearms. A mob broke through the private gate separating Portland Place Drive from the public street were shouting obscenities and trespassing upon the McCloskey’s property. Fearing for their lives the couple called the St Louis police department who never responded. According to the St. Louis Dispatch:

“To access Portland Place, the crowd entered through an iron pedestrian gate. The McCloskeys told police the protesters broke the gate to get in. St. Louis police said the couple had called police for help once they saw the large crowd enter Portland Place. The McCloskeys had been at home and heard a loud commotion coming from the street; they went to investigate and saw “a large group of subjects forcefully break an iron gate marked with ‘No Trespassing’ and ‘Private Street’ signs,” police said. “The group began yelling obscenities and threats of harm to both victims. When the victims observed multiple subjects who were armed, they then armed themselves and contacted police.”

video showing the McCloskey’s defending themselves and their property has been shown and reviewed on YouTube, Facebook, and most national as well as Missouri television channels. They have been interviewed by local media as well as Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, and Shawn Hannity as well as pro-Second Amendment blogger and author Dana Loesch.

However, St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner (she is what would in other states be called a District Attorney) has in a series of very public actions targeted the McCloskeys. On June 29 she said, “we will not tolerate the use of force against this exercising their First Amendment rights, and we will use the full power of Missouri law to hold people accountable.” Then she sent the St. Louis police department, the same department that did not respond to 911 calls, to seize the McCloskeys’ firearms and finally on July 20, she charged each one with a felony count of unlawful use of a weapon. As most our readers are well aware a felony conviction is an automatic disbarment from owning firearms.

All these actions have nothing have nothing to do with rights of the McCloskeys. It is all political and has to do with Gardner making a statement in advance of the St. Louis primary election slated for August 4. But more importantly it is the opening barrage of a political attack against gun owners’ who use self-defense as the basic underpinning of the Second Amendment. Continue reading “”

The Back-Up Gun: 3 Reasons To Carry One

While perusing various online sources of gun-related news and information, I’ve noticed an old term cropping up that I haven’t seen in a long time: The New York Reload.

This term was brought into circulation by Massad Ayoob many years ago after learning that officers of the NYPD Stakeout Unit of the time, who were armed primarily with double-action revolvers, often moved to a second (or third) wheelgun when the ammunition was exhausted in their primary firearm.

Here are just a few of the arguments in favor of back-up guns for home defense and concealed carry:

1. The first gun goes click instead of bang.
Despite our best efforts to purchase firearms from reputable manufacturers, load them with quality ammunition, and keep them in proper working order, firearms can still fail to operate properly at the most inconvenient times.

2. A primary defensive gun is not accessible.
This is especially true in concealed-carry situations. By the time a defensive situation calls for a handgun to be drawn, the dominant shooting hand might be injured or occupied holding an attacker at bay. It’s also possible for a primary gun to be dropped, knocked away, or you may be in a wrestling match with an assailant to maintain control of your gun.

3. Additional guns can be used to arm other responsible adults.
I can’t help but roll my eyes when watching some silly movie in which a man pulls out a handgun as he goes to investigate a noise in the night leaving his poor, helpless wife all alone with nothing but a good set of vocal chords to defend herself. Those Hollywood writers obviously haven’t met the women I know.

Exited their car and just walked in through the front door? Did they bust it in, or did they simply walk in because the homeowner didn’t lock the door or – at least – the screen door?
Good grief people, articulating some facts can make a difference.


Resident shoots suspect during home invasion in Pueblo

PUEBLO, Colo. (KRDO) — The Pueblo Police Department is investigating a reported home invasion in which at least one of the three suspects was shot.

Around 12:15 a.m. Thursday, police were dispatched to the 700 block of Box Elder Street for a reported home invasion.

The two residents told officers that a white car pulled up and parked in front of the home. Three men exited the vehicle and entered the home through the front door. A physical altercation followed and one of the residents fired a handgun at the intruders. The three intruders quickly left and the residents said they believe that two of the three suspects were hit by the gunfire.

Shortly after, a 39-year-old man arrived to a hospital with two non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. Police say they believe the man is one of the suspects during the home invasion.

One of the other suspects is described as a bald Hispanic male with a cleft lip, according to Pueblo Police. He was wearing a white basketball jersey with red trim, and he had chest tattoos. The third unknown intruder was described as an older Hispanic man, 6’5″ tall and about 230 pounds. He had grey hair and no facial hair. Police say one of these two intruders may have also been shot during the invasion.

Detectives are still investigating and no arrests have been made as of this article’s writing.

There’s that bringing a knife to a gunfight again


After robber pulls knife on a man on Magazine Street, victim pulls gun

A man facing armed robbers on Magazine Street pulled a gun and forced them to flee, New Orleans police say.

The men met around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday in the 3200 block of Magazine Street. Police say at least one of the suspects pulled a knife “during transaction of purchase.”

The victim then grabbed a gun and told them to leave, which they did.

The robbers were arrested, police say. The number of arrests and their identities of those arrested weren’t released.

It’s unclear the name of the business and what items were attempted to be stolen.

NEW SURVEY: GUN OWNERSHIP IS FOR PROTECTION, MOST OPPOSED TO BANS

A new survey among likely voters in 18 key battleground states found the number one reason for firearm ownership is for protection and that most are opposed to arbitrary gun bans.

The survey results, released by the National Shooting Sports Foundation on Monday, found that more than half believe self-defense is the primary motivation for firearm ownership. Moreover, almost 60 percent said that a ban on semi-automatic rifles would have little effect on crime, with 51 percent opposing a ban on such firearms. Just under half said a restriction on magazine capacity would have no effect on crime. Continue reading “”

Afghan teen kills 2 Taliban with AK-47 after they murdered her parents

A teenage girl in the central Afghan province of Ghor killed a pair of Taliban militants with an AK-47 rifle after the Taliban members killed her parents.

The Afghan teenager, Qamar Gul, used the AK-47 rifle owned by her family to kill two Taliban fighters who attacked her home and killed her parents for supporting the Afghan government. Habiburahman Malekzada, local police chief, confirmed the incident in comments to Agence France-Presse and later reported by The New York Post.

“Qamar Gul, a young girl and her brother, have killed two Taliban fighters and pushed back several others in Tewri district of Ghor province, after the insurgents killed three members of their family,” the Afghanistan Times tweeted with a photo of Gul and the AK-47 rifle.

Malekzada said a group of Taliban attackers initially came after Gul’s father but killed both her parents outside her home after her mother resisted the Taliban attack. It was then that Gul took action to fight off the Taliban group. Continue reading “”

Customer armed with gun stops machete-wielding man who entered Metairie store

A man who entered a Metairie Louisiana convenience store armed with a machete and threatened an employee fled after he was confronted by a customer who was armed with a gun, according to authorities.

The blade-wielding suspect was later identified as Robert Merritt, 37, of Metairie. He was taken into custody after returning to the store while deputies were still investigating, a Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office arrest report said.

The incident began just before 5:30 a.m. at a store in the 2100 block of Cleary Avenue on Friday. An employee told investigators the man later identified as Merritt approached him while he was outside the store, said Capt. Jason Rivarde, spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office.

Merritt threatened to kill the employee, then walked inside and began taking beers, according to Rivarde. He’s accused of again threatening to kill the employee, who had walked inside the store.

That’s when an unidentified male customer who was also inside the store at the time pulled out his concealed gun and pointed it at Merritt, Rivarde said.

While Merritt was distracted, the employee grabbed the machete and called 911 for help. Merritt allegedly told the employee he’d leave if given back his machete, according to Rivarde. The employee handed back the blade, and Merritt fled the store, dropping his wallet.

No other information was available Monday about the other customer and whether he had a valid concealed-carry permit for the firearm.

Deputies responded to the scene and were still speaking with the victim when Merritt returned to the business, Rivarde said. The deputies tried to detain Merritt, but he resisted being handcuffed, the arrest report said.

One of the deputies used a TASER stun gun, and Merritt was taken into custody. He was arrested and booked into the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center in Gretna with aggravated assault and resisting arrest.

Bond was set at $1,000, but Merritt was released the same day because of crowding at the jail.


They’re very general in their description of ‘lower extremities’ aren’t they?


Naked man shot by woman after walking uninvited into her Port Arthur apartment

PORT ARTHUR, Texas — A man is expected to survive his injuries after Port Arthur Police say he was shot when he entered a woman’s apartment without permission and completely nude Monday afternoon.

A 911 call came in around 1 p.m. on Monday about a shooting at Avery Trace Apartments on Highway 365.

Officers found the man with a gunshot wound in his ‘lower extremities.’ Investigators say the man knocked on the woman’s door and entered without permission. That’s when police say she shot him.

From a Port Arthur Police Department news release:

On 07-20-20 at approximately 1:05pm, PAPD received a 9-1-1 call in reference to a shooting at 4101 HWY 365, Avery Trace Apartments.

Officers arrived and found a male subject at the scene who sustained a gunshot wound to his lower extremities. Investigation revealed that this male subject had a approached an apartment while completely nude and knocked on the door. A female occupant opened the apartment door and the male subject walked in without permission.

The occupant of the apartment discharged her weapon, striking the male subject.

The male subject’s injuries were non-life threatening and he was transported to a local hospital for treatment. No arrests were made and the case is being turned over to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office for review.

 

Personally, Dad & I run Federal 147 gr Hydra-Shok +p+ that we laid in large stock of when it was still available. Sadly, Federal doesn’t make it anymore. So, I’d go with something close to 125gr jhp +p for social work.

What’s the Best 38 Special Ammo for Self-Defense?

When the question of self-defense with a .38 Special comes up, the first thing we must acknowledge is that any gun is better than no gun. This is partly because no one wants to get shot with any gun, and partly because any gun can serve as a deterrent to violent action, even if it’s never fired. But of course, the question most folks want answered is if a .38 Special is enough gun to stop a violent attack should they actually have to use it.

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