Accused burglar shot by resident in Weslaco, killed

One man is dead and another on the lam after they allegedly attempted to burglarize a Weslaco residence and were met by an armed resident, the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s office reported Monday evening.

According to a release, the sheriff’s office responded to a location north of Mile 9 North Road on Mile 6 ½ West Road in rural Weslaco just before 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon in regards to a burglary of habitation with intent to commit a felony.

“Upon arrival, Sheriff’s Deputies met with the victim who stated two armed men wearing black masks entered his residence without permission,” the release reads. “The victim discharged his firearm and believed he’d struck one of the suspects. Both suspects quickly fled the location in a red passenger car.”

Not long after, the Weslaco Police Department found the wounded suspect and his vehicle at Knapp Medical Center, the release says.

The suspect, 33-year-old Adan Izaguirre, later died of the gunshot wound, but the other masked man remains at large……..


Greeley homeowner shoots apparent intruder

Greeley police are investigating after a homeowner called to report he shot an apparent intruder.

The homeowner called about 6:30 p.m. Sunday, reporting a man he did not know came into his home in the area of 6th Street and 12th Avenue. The two got into a physical altercation, and the homeowner shot the man, the homeowner told police.

Police said the man who was shot appeared to have at least two gunshot wounds, but they did not appear life threatening. He was awake and spoke with police when they arrived. He was taken to North Colorado Medical Center, where his injuries are being treated.

Police said the homeowner has been very cooperative and has not been arrested at this time.


Man shoots juvenile breaking into his NC home

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Winston-Salem man shot a juvenile on Sunday during a burglary attempt in his home, and a second suspect fled the scene, according to a Winston-Salem Police Department news release.

Around 12:15 a.m., officers responded when they were told about a gun being fired in the 1500 block of Gaston Street.

When they arrived, they found a juvenile lying in the parking lot suffering from a single gunshot wound to the chest.

Medical Services personnel responded and took the juvenile to a local hospital for treatment. The juvenile’s condition is currently listed as critical but stable.

Brandon Keith Evans, 24, Winston-Salem, identified himself to officers on scene as the one who shot the juvenile.

Preliminary investigation reveals that Evans was away from his home when he got a call from his roommate, telling him that someone was trying to break into his home.

Evans went back to his home and confronted the juvenile, along with a second suspect, inside.

Weapons were displayed by the suspects, and Evans shot the juvenile who was found on scene, police say.


Warehouse owner shoots and kills possible trespasser

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A man is dead after a business owner claims he was trespassing at a southwest Houston warehouse.

Houston police officers found the man dead just after midnight at the warehouse on South Post Oak near Heatherbrook.

Investigators say the business owner confronted the man, and at some point opened fire.

It is unclear if the suspect was trespassing or possibly attempting to burglarize the location.

“At this point, we don’t know the motive. It’s too early in the investigation. We don’t know if it’s a robbery or a burglary at the location,” Detective Jason Escobar said. “There’s a lot of tools, a lot of vehicles. It’s a pretty packed warehouse, so it’s unclear what kind of business [it is], whether it’s a resale shop or a mechanic location. [It is] unknown at this point.”

I suggest they do what other states have done; Go permitless carry.


MI Republican Offers Legislative Fix For Concealed Carry Delays

A Michigan lawmaker thinks that she’s come up with the solution for the months-long delays for concealed carry licenses in Detroit and other jurisdictions across the state where gun owners have been twiddling their thumbs waiting for their applications to be processed. Republican state senator Lana Theis has introduced a bill that she says would ensure applications continue to be processed, even if the state issues more COVID-19 shutdown measures.

It would exempt county clerks from a shutdown order, so they can continue to issue and renew concealed pistol licenses. The clerk’s office and law enforcement would also be required to continue providing the fingerprinting services necessary to obtain a new concealed pistol license as well.

Theis said the bill was prompted by what she called “Gov. Whitmer’s unconstitutional shutdown of Michigan” saying that county clerks across the state “infringed on law-abiding citizens’ Second Amendment rights by refusing or delaying the issue or renewal of concealed pistol licenses under the guise of public safety,” referencing the Governor’s public health orders to try and limit the spread of the virus. The Michigan Supreme Court recently ruled those orders exceeded her Constitutional authority without legislative approval.

As of a few weeks ago, the wait time just to apply for a concealed carry license has stretched to nine months for Detroit residents, and Theis is correct in saying that the Second Amendment rights of gun owners are being infringed because of the long delays. Continue reading “”

Gun Control and Racism: The Laws and Taxes Meant to Limit Minority Gun Ownership in America

“There’s a direct correlation between gun control and black people control.” – Stacy Swimp, President of the Frederick Douglass Society

Every schoolchild knows that the Declaration of Independence declares that the basic equality of man is “self-evident.” The United States Constitution enumerates what the inalienable rights only alluded to by the Declaration. An inalienable right is one that exists regardless of whether or not it is recognized by the state. For example, you have a right to free speech regardless of whether or not the Constitution recognizes it. Thus any restrictions on free speech are curbs of this pre-existing right, not an actual elimination of that right. One of them is the right to keep and bear arms. Another is the right to a speedy and public trial.

However, particularly with the Second Amendment, there’s long been a struggle between the ideals of America and the reality on the ground with regard to race. What’s more, minorities in the United States are disproportionately the victims of violent crime. Both of these things together make it crucial to understand self defense and the Second Amendment from the perspective of race in America.

Part of the problem is that, unlike European nations which grew organically, America is an invention of a handful of Englishmen. They founded the nation on a set of ideas and there has always been a tension between those ideas and the reality. This is, in some sense, unavoidable: reality will always have trouble living up to an ideal. A failure to live up to that ideal in the past according to terms established today doesn’t make the entire project – or any specific part of it – worthless or suspect.

Before we get into the meat of the matter, we should note that the American ideal has expanded the Second Amendment (and the rest of the Constitution for that matter) to de jure include all Americans. One can be skeptical of the notion of “progress” while seeing the moves to repeal race-based restrictions on firearms ownership as big steps in the right direction.

Finally, it is worth noting – and we will do so at length later – that none of the racially-motivated laws on the books in America are uniquely American. Racism, in the sense employed by the average person not the expanded version used by left-wing ideologues, was not a uniquely American institution, but the norm throughout human history. Continue reading “”

Burglar arrested after confrontation with armed homeowner

WEST VALLEY CITY — A suspected burglar was arrested by police after a neighbor who came outside to investigation the commotion confronted him with a shotgun.

The investigation began about 11:40 p.m. Thursday when police were called to the area of 3200 South and 3600 West. Officers arrived to find Laulej Erakrik, 39, lying in the street with blood coming from his face and a knife on the ground next to him, according to a police affidavit.

Another man who lives in the area told police that he had heard yelling outside and windows breaking, and “due to previous burglaries in the area, he walked outside with his shotgun” to find out what was happening.

The man said he found Erakrik, who charged at him with a knife, the affidavit states.

“(The man) stated he believed (Erakrik) was going to stab him. (He) explained, in order to protect himself, he struck (Erakrik) with his shotgun a couple times,” according to the affidavit.

The man told police that his shotgun was not loaded, which is why he hit Erakrik with the barrel of the gun.

As police continued to investigate, they said they determined that Erakrik had broken into a nearby apartment by shattering a window.

“I was advised that (Erakrik) was yelling and screaming for the victims to open up the door. Both victims advised me once (he) entered through the window, they both fled from the residence to get to a safe location. The victim advised me that he felt his life was in danger,” according to the affidavit.

Another neighbor recorded what was happening on his cellphone.

“In the video you hear what sounds like glass shattering. The individual then makes a statement asking if people want to die,” the affidavit states. “I strongly believe had the victims not taken quick action, (Erakrik) would have caused serious injury or death to the victims.”

Erakrik, of West Valley City, was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail on Friday for investigation of aggravated assault and burglary.


FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — Fresno County Sheriff’s detectives have recovered surveillance video from an east Central Fresno home – after a resident said he shot at someone who was trying to break in on Wednesday morning.

The 17-year-old suspected burglar was found nearby after being struck.

The homeowner reported a burglary at his home for the second time in two weeks.

“We’re obviously talking with the homeowner to figure out why he might be getting targeted so much, and then there’s a lot to the story that we still don’t know,” said Tony Botti with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators say a Ring camera installed by the front door was working early Wednesday morning and captured video of the attempted burglary. The camera also alerted the homeowner, who deputies say, grabbed a handgun and ran outside. By that time detectives were told, the suspect had jumped a fence and was running.

At some point, the homeowner confronted the attempted burglar, and several shots were fired.

“The homeowner gave us some pretty good details- but we want to know a little bit more as to what caused him to fire at the suspect,” said Botti.

When deputies arrived, they tracked the teen down about half a block away. He was shot several times but is expected to recover.

Right now, there’s no evidence leading investigators to believe the suspect had a weapon.

Deputies say during the prior break-in last Thursday, a person actually made it inside the house before being confronted and running away.

Investigators are now trying to figure out if the suspect is the same in both instances.

“We’re looking into that. We do have video evidence from this morning. We’re trying to see if we can get a better description of the person who broke in last week,” said Botti.

Several adults who live in the home will also be questioned as part of the investigation.

The 17-year-old suspect who was shot was taken to the hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries. He was later booked into juvenile hall on one felony count of attempted burglary.

The district attorney’s office will have to decide on that charge.

How would LR-130 change local government’s authority to regulate permitted concealed weapons?

The Montana Code Annotated (MCA) Section 7-1-111 provides that local governments have the power to regulate the carrying of permitted concealed weapons. LR-130 would remove local governments’ power to regulate the carrying of permitted concealed weapons. The ballot measure would continue to allow local governments to regulate unpermitted concealed weapons and unconcealed weapons in public occupied buildings


Montana Votes For Self-Defense by Approving LR-130

Today, November 5th, LR-130 passed to ensure that your free exercise of the right to self-defense is protected equally across the whole state. For too long, local anti-gun bureaucrats have refused to recognize your freedom by instituting concealed carry restrictions beyond state law. Time and again, they usurp your rights in their quest to diminish your freedoms. LR-130 was put to the voters to end these constant obstructions.

The opposition, with backing from out-of-state interests, launched a campaign of misinformation. Montanans saw through their rhetoric and rightfully sided in favor of the Second Amendment when they went to the polls.

Congratulations to all the Montanan voters who want consistency in their gun laws whether they are in Billings, Kalispell, Missoula, or anywhere else.

Alabama voters approve gun proposal for Franklin County

Alabama voters have approved a constitutional amendment that provides specific protection to anyone who kills someone in self-defense in a church in Franklin County. The attorney general’s office has said Alabama’s “stand your ground” law already applies inside churches. But backers supported Amendment 5, saying more specific provisions for churches in the northwest part of the state.

Suspected burglar shot by resident in south Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Police are investigating a shooting that left an alleged burglar injured.

According to the Columbus Division of Police, at about 12:54 a.m., Tuesday, an officer observed a vehicle parked in front of a home in the 600 block of Ann Street.

While investigating the vehicle, a resident of the home approached the officer and said that a man had broken into his residence and he had shot the suspect.

The officer then located Branden M. Longhenry, 32, lying in the backseat of the vehicle, suffering from a gunshot wound to the torso.

Longhenry was taken to an area hospital in critical condition, but police say he is expected to recover from his injury.

I’ll take riots in Philly for $500, Alex


Why people are buying guns at a record pace in Pennsylvania in the run-up to Election Day

Charlotte Heller, a 71-year-old grandmother from Lower Macungie Township, was never a fan of guns.

Then came 2020.

This September, Heller and her 73-year-old husband Ira joined scores of other Pennsylvanians in becoming first-time gun owners during a year expected to break gun purchase records across the country.

“Let me tell you, I’ve never liked guns. I was always kind of afraid of guns,” Charlotte Heller said. “I felt like we didn’t need them.”

But 2020, of course, is a year like no other ― fueling gun sales with a combination of factors, experts say. Start with the coronavirus pandemic and shortage of basic supplies, then add a wave of protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota and the resulting property damage and violence, and cap it with one of most divisive presidential elections in modern history, and you’ve got a perfect storm for one of the most basic human emotions. Continue reading “”

Off-duty police officer shoots armed robbery suspect at Dearborn Heights 7-Eleven

DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. (FOX 2) – An off-duty Detroit police officer shot and wounded an armed robber inside a 7-Eleven on Cherry Hill Friday.

Just before 4 p.m., a male suspect entered the store near Inkster for an armed robbery in Dearborn Heights. The off-duty police officer had words with him, before an exchange of shots, Michigan State Police say.

The officer was not injured, but the suspect was wounded. He was transported to a nearby hospital and is in critical condition.

Fourth Circuit Asked to Strike Down Age Limit for Handguns

RICHMOND, Va. (CN) — A Fourth Circuit panel seemed open to the idea of rolling back the federal 21-year age limit to purchase a handgun during a hearing Friday afternoon.

The dispute involves two Virginians, Tanner Hirschfeld and Natalia Marshall, both under the age of 21, who sought to purchase handguns from a federally licensed firearms dealer. They were rejected under the Gun Control Act of 1968 and filed a federal lawsuit against the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, but U.S. District Judge Glen Conrad dismissed their case last year.

Conrad, a George W. Bush appointee, relied on Congress’ history of regulating firearms sales, as well as medical research into the mental capacity of those under 21 and their predisposition for poor judgement that leads to more crimes being committed, as grounds to toss the lawsuit.

“The challenged laws also do not prevent handgun purchases from non-FFL [federal firearms licensee] parties, and alternatively, 18-to-20-year-olds are permitted to receive handguns from their parents,” Conrad wrote a year ago, noting there were other avenues for the plaintiff’s to achieve their goal.

But at the Fourth Circuit hearing Friday, U.S. Circuit Judges Julius Richardson, a Donald Trump appointee, and Steven Agee, a George W. Bush appointee, appeared more interested in how the Founding Fathers would examine the restrictions currently in place.

“Currently minor means less than 18 to buy cigarettes but it’s 21 to buy alcohol,” Richardson said during the remote hearing. “At the time of the founding, firearm possession was permitted for those under the age of 21.”

Hirschfeld and Marshall’s Charlottesville-based attorney Elliott Harding agreed and noted the Founding Fathers, and the Constitution they created, included age restrictions on things like political office, something they could have added to gun ownership if they saw fit.

“If the founders wanted to put an age limit on the Second Amendment they knew how to do so,” Harding said. “The people could have added an age limit via amendment as well.” Continue reading “”

Police say clerk’s husband stopped robbery with gunshots

Update: Dequan Lamar Rushing was arrested Wednesday and jailed in the Washington County Detention Center under $151,000 bond awaiting a Sessions Court appearance set for Thursday.

A Georgia man was arrested Tuesday on robbery, assault and kidnapping charges after being shot by a store clerk’s husband during a hold-up, according to Johnson City police.

The shooting, which police described as self-defense, happened at Scotchman, 1101 E. Unaka Ave., around 10:15 p.m.

Before the Scotchman incident, police responded to Tri City Wholesale Tobacco, 2518 S. Roan St., on a report of an attempted armed robbery. In that incident, police said a man demanded money from the clerk, but he left with nothing. Police said that at some point in the robbery the man fired a pistol inside the store. No one was injured in that incident.

Police had a description of the would-be robber and were looking for him.

Around 10:15, officers were dispatched to a report of a robbery at the Scotchman.

In that incident, the clerk complied with the man’s demands while being threatened with a firearm and controlled by the man, police said.

The clerk’s husband, who has a valid handgun carry permit, intervened and shot the man two times in self-defense after the man pointed the weapon at him. Witnesses gave the police a description of the man, which matched the alleged robber from the first attempt.

A police K9 located Rushing nearby with two gunshot wounds. He refused officers’ commands to surrender, so the K9 was sent in to apprehend him.

Rushing was taken into custody and transported to an area medical facility, where he remained in serious but stable condition on Wednesday.

They better be careful, they might get exactly what they’ve asked for.


Win or Lose, Dems Have Big Plans for America

Only a victory large enough to preclude the theft of the presidency by the Democrats and their minions in the media can forestall their plans for America’s future.

The rioting, physical violence, and destruction of property estimated in the billions of dollars experienced by Americans since the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on Memorial Day was merely practice for the left’s coming exercise of power whether Biden wins or loses.

“It cannot happen here” has been the mantra of those blessed by God with the grace of living in the land of the free and the home of the brave. Yet, aphoristically, “past is prologue” and history is replete with the ruins of civilizations whose citizens believed the same.

Democrats thought their long march through the institutions had succeeded in giving them permanent power. They were convinced when Barack Obama pulled off the unique trick of descending from the heavens to ascend to the presidency.

Academia had long become a social justice warrior training ground with the supremacy of critical theory, implicit bias training, and a cadre of professors better than 90% steeped in leftist dogma having provided an army of reliable Democrats.

During the Obama Presidency, media, always biased and comprised of reporters and editorialists politically mirroring that of academia dispensed with even the pretense of “objectivity” to become nothing more than the propaganda arm of the Democratic Party. Truth had become a matter of opinion with talking heads providing the opinions.

Intelligence bureaus, the administrative state, top military leadership, and every regulatory agency was purged of anyone not steadfastly liberal.

The left deluded themselves into believing that cradle-to-career indoctrination, deliberate media misinformation, and politically forced demographic change had finally created a permanent Democratic majority. They were “bigly” surprised when they lost more than 1.000 federal, state, and local elections. Donald Trump was the straw that broke the spavined camel’s back.

They refused to accept the condign defeat of all they worked so hard to trick or treat Americans into believing. What followed was four years of one confected attempt after another to execute a slow-motion, multipronged coup concluding with a failed impeachment on grounds so slim, had it been tried on a President Biden, it would have elicited a collective “C’mon man” from the variegated components of not only the leftist machine but the American population as well.

Fair-minded Americans are not only cognizant of the rules, but willing to obey them. Not so afflicted, the left follow rules only when winning — when they lose, the rules must change.

We saw this with redistricting, a tactic Democrats used for decades to maintain control of the House of Representatives, as well as state and local governments. When the Republicans started beating them at their own game, the process became “unfair,” “unconscionable” even.

A constitutional republic with an Electoral College system and equal representation of each state in the Senate worked fine until they decided it prevented them from ruling all 50 states from the left coast and the Acela corridor. Then, the notion of strict majority rule in all things became popular.

The courts for years were stacked by Democrats with judges willing to bypass the legislative process and enact laws from the bench. They used the filibuster prodigiously to prevent conservative judges from being seated but were outraged when it was used against Obama’s nominees. So, Harry Reid waved “Bye-Bye” to the judicial filibuster.

The seating of Amy Coney Barrett as an Associate Supreme Court Justice, done strictly in adherence to the constitution, Democrats have threatened “consequences and repercussions” including eliminating the filibuster in all things, admitting new states to guarantee more Democrat Senators and Representatives, and a new “balanced” Supreme Court — at whatever number of justices necessary to ensure a liberal majority.

The result is an election that only a Trump landslide can prevent the left from stealing using what Biden called in a Freudian slip, the “most extensive voter fraud organization” in history. Nothing short of overwhelming electoral triumph for Trump will stymie their machinations.

The Democrats already have a plan in place to flood the streets with “mostly peaceful” riots before, during, and after November 3. A Trump landslide will open Americans’ eyes to the left’s usurpation of the nation and perhaps provoke action.

To expedite post-election thievery, riots will again become endemic. Every judge that might rule against the Democrats’ lawfare efforts to steal the presidency will be doxed and confronted. Their families will be terrorized in their homes. Special care will be taken to threaten members of the Supreme Court.

Leftist agents will confront congressmen and senators at their homes, offices, and out in public with their families. If need be, they will block them from returning to Washington D.C. and resuming the functions of government. The same will be done to governors and mayors, lest they try to use the National Guard to regain control.

Cabinet members, military leaders, and their families will also be doxed and intimidated.

All these tools will continue to be used by a Biden Administration to implement their Green New Deal agenda, killing the oil industry, gun confiscation, raising taxes, open borders, and citizenship and Medicare for all.

To have a chance of preventing this, Trump must win reelection by a margin so huge it will be impossible to steal in the courts or on the streets.

A landslide will prompt outraged citizens to fight back and confront the left’s revolution in the cities and towns during the days, weeks, and months after the election. To paraphrase the Declaration of Independence, in the course of these events, good people of our free and independent states have the full power and the right to rise up and prevent the left’s attempt to steal our country.

Trump must win by epic proportions so that this rebellion may be defeated.

 

The names of the authors; Suzanna Hupp and Stephen Willeford should be familiar to you.


Abortion Fanatic Wendy Davis Also Wants To Grab Your Guns

It is well-known that Texas House candidate Wendy Davis is a favorite of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the left. The major abortion organizations Planned Parenthood and Emily’s List rank among her top supporters. What isn’t as clear to the patriotic people of central Texas is that she is coming for your guns.

Davis wants this to fly under the radar, knowing Texas is the most pro-Second Amendment state in the nation. To mask her disdain for gun ownership, she uses innocent-sounding terms like “gun safety” and “common sense” to refer to gun-grabbing laws she supports, laws intended to disarm law-abiding Americans. She’s also supported by the top three anti-gun lobbying organizations in America.

While refusing to seriously condemn the violence and looting that is being advanced by radical leftist groups like Antifa, or to seriously support our law enforcement, let us briefly remind ourselves what it is that is at stake and the situations that Davis would subject us all to if her radical agenda were allowed to advance. We know. We both faced horrifying assaults from evil men that required good people to have guns to fight back. Continue reading “”

Looks like an interesting drill.


Skills Check Live: The Forty-Five Drill

For our November 2020 Handbook, Richard Mann pulled together a half-dozen drills culled from some of the most renowned self-defense trainers in the industry. One of the drills Mann included was what he calls the “Forty-Five” drill, not because it’s designed for testing 1911s, but because of the various factors involved. Mann uses this drill as a standard test when he’s evaluating handguns, as it provides a practical measure of how well suited a pistol may be for self-defense.

The Forty-Five drill is so-named because it has four components, all with “five” somethings. It involves five rounds, fired in 5 seconds or less, at a 5-inch target from a distance of 5 yards. All five rounds must land inside the five-inch circle within the time limit specified to “pass” the drill. It is intended to be conducted with a concealed pistol to more accurately assess the drawstroke and target acquisition in addition to shooting speed and accuracy.

Mann assigns a point system to the drill as well, so that once you’ve mastered getting five shots on target in 5 seconds or less, you can still chart progress. Each hit (inside the circle) is worth 4 points, and your score is the total points minus the time. Mann assigns 15 points as the minimum for qualifying—which precludes misses, as you would automatically be starting with 16 points before you deduct time. For example, getting all five shots in the circle in 4 seconds even would be a 16.

The Forty-Five drill is an excellent method to assess your carry method as well as your drawstroke in conjunction with your ability to rapidly acquire a target and your shot-to-shot variability. If there are any deficiencies in any of these areas, they should become apparent quickly, and you can see where you need to devote more of your practice. Best of all, you can perform this test with a J-Frame revolver and not have to worry about a reload!

Michigan Gun Shop Owner: Riots Brought Flood of Single Moms Arming Themselves to Protect Their Children

A Michigan gun shop owner told Breitbart News that Black Lives Matter-related riots in Grand Rapids back in May brought a flood of single mothers into her store seeking to protect their children.

Lisa Mayo owns Flashpoint Firearms in Comstock Park, Michigan, just a few miles north of Grand Rapids.

She said her biggest sales day occurred after rioting in downtown Grand Rapids the night after a George Floyd protest took place. WOOD TV reported that the Grand Rapids Police Department headquarters was tagged with expletives. Storefront windows were smashed. Properties were destroyed. Police cruisers were torched. An estimated $2.4 million in damage was done, according to Mlive.

Mayo said her new customers “were scared” after the riots in May. “There was a lot of single mothers that were coming in, never would have believed in their whole entire life that they would own a firearm, and they came to my store and said they need to protect themselves, but more importantly, their children.”

Mayo said a “significant portion” of her customers are from the city of Grand Rapids and poor.

“They’re fearing for their lives, and their budget is around that $200-$350 price range,” she said.

Mayo said that any new tax or regulatory expense imposed on gun ownership, like some of the gun control measures Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is proposing, “would put them out of the market. I think that is very unwise because those people are probably the top people that need to protect themselves,” she said.

Taxpayers pay “a lot of money” so elected officials can have Secret Service protection, she said.

“Why don’t we have the right to be able to defend ourselves. Common, middle class people don’t have enough money to pay for a bodyguard, so the next best thing is for us to be able to protect ourselves. It’s everyone’s right to own a firearm,” Mayo said. Continue reading “”

Americans have bought record 17m guns in year of unrest, analysis finds
Sales surged in the spring amid coronavirus fears and climbed higher during protests for racial justice

Americans have bought nearly 17m guns so far in 2020, more than in any other single year, according to estimates from a firearms analytics company.

Gun sales across the United States first jumped in the spring, driven by fears about the coronavirus pandemic, and spiked even higher in the summer, during massive racial justice protests across the country, prompted by police killings of black Americans.

“By August, we had exceeded last year’s total. By September, we exceeded the highest total ever,” said Jurgen Brauer, the chief economist of Small Arms Analytics, which produces widely cited estimates of US gun sales.

The estimated number of guns sold in the US through the end of September 2020 is “not only more than last year, it’s more than any full year in the last 20 years we have records for”, Brauer said.

The previous record for estimated firearms sold in a single year was 16.6m in 2016, when Hillary Clinton ran for president against Donald Trump and endorsed a strong gun-control platform, he said. Continue reading “”

Property owner shoots alleged break-in suspect in Oklahoma City; suspect in critical condition


One dead, one arrested after southside resident confronts alleged car burglar

TUCSON (KVOA) – The victim of a fatal shooting that occurred Monday evening on the south side was identified by Tucson Police Department Tuesday afternoon.

According to TPD, 27-year-old Christiaan Miguel Silva was found lying in the roadway next to a Jeep near a home located in the 1700 block of E. Holladay St. at around 10:20 p.m. Monday. Officials say Silva had obvious signs of gunshot trauma when police located him.

Despite rendering aid and CPR, Silva was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said Silva was allegedly fatally injured in connection to a shots fired report in the 2300 block of E. Calle Joya de Ventura near Tucson Boulevard and Bilby Road.

According to TPD, the occupants of the home reportedly observed a man, later identified as 35-year-old David Anthony Santos-Esqueda, attempting to “gain entry in their vehicle” from their home security video.

One of the residents reportedly retrieved a firearm and then confronted the man. Police say shots were fired during the confrontation, resulting in Santos-Esqueda reportedly fleeing the scene in a white Jeep.

TPD said “detectives believe Silva was driving the white Jeep and was
parked several yards away waiting for Santos-Esqueda.” Silva was allegedly shot when during the confrontation between Santos-Esquda and the resident.

Santos-Esquda was also located and detained nearby the home at 1700 block of E. Holladay St.

He was later arrested for attempted theft of means of transportation, attempted third-degree burglary, possession of burglary tools, and first-degree felony murder.

The 35-year-old is currently being held at Pima County Jail.

Man fatally shot during Orange County home invasion robbery attempt

ORLANDO, Fla. – A 21-year-old man was shot and killed late Friday in Orange County during an attempted home invasion robbery, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office on Monday identified the victim as Michael Ramos.

Deputies said Ramos was found shot to death around 10:45 p.m. on Lake Pleasant Road in northern Orange County. Investigators said Ramos was among several people involved in a home invasion robbery attempt around 10:10 p.m. on the 100 block of South Lake Pleasant Road.

Additional suspects fled in a vehicle parked in a nearby neighborhood, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Investigators are seeking information from the public regarding suspicious persons or vehicles in the neighborhood on the night of Oct. 23.

An investigation is ongoing. No other details have been released.


Homeowner shoots burglar in Webster

A Webster New York homeowner shot someone who allegedly had broken into a Gravel Road home early Tuesday morning, according to Webster police.

Webster Police Chief Joseph Rieger said that officers were called to a residence on Gravel Road, near Klem Road, just before 1:30 a.m. Rieger said it appears that the homeowner “encountered and shot” an alleged burglar.

Specifically, officers said that the homeowner encountered an intruder in an outbuilding (a garage/barn) on the property, not attached to the residence.

Webster Police investigate an early morning shooting on Gravel Road. Police said a homeowner shot an alleged burglar.
The injured man suffered serious injuries and was taken to an area hospital for treatment where he is listed in critical condition, according to Webster police. Officers have not released the name of the alleged burglar or homeowner.

A portion of Gravel Road was temporarily closed Tuesday morning. Officers continue to investigate the encounter.

No charges have been filed in connection with the incident.

Triggered: Church shooting heroes rip Biden gun control as ‘insane.’

The heroes of two Texas church shootings who used their own legal arms to take out the gunmen are warning that Democrat Joe Biden’s “insane” gun control plans will hurt public safety, raise billions in taxes, and force millions to give up their weapons.

“If it was Hunter Biden and your wife and family sitting in those pews at that church, would you still not want me to have this gun to protect them with?” asked Stephen Willeford, who on Nov. 5, 2017, used his AR-15 to stop a shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, that killed two dozen.

 

“The fact is, the only thing that will keep us safe in times of evil are our guns. Evil will always exist,” added Jack Wilson, who, with his pistol, stopped the fatal shooting Dec. 29, 2019, at the West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas.

They are featured in a new National Rifle Association video that decries the Biden gun proposals that include taxes on gun parts, rifles, and a potential ban of some weapons. Both are NRA members, and the group has endorsed President Trump.

“Biden’s dream is to leave us all defenseless against criminals,” said Wilson. “I put a terrorist down in a matter of seconds with this gun, and it’s not even a weapon of war or whatever that means. You know what Joe told me? That I shouldn’t have been armed in that church,” he added in the video that shows Biden criticizing the use of the weapon.

The duo also raises two key issues worrisome to gun owners — taxes on guns and a ban of online purchases. And they note that Biden has promised to put anti-gun advocate Beto O’Rourke in charge of gun policy and let gun control advocate Sen. Kamala Harris lead the charge.

“All of this is nuts,” said Willeford.