“How about this idea Donnie; you write columns about stuff you actually know something about and leave the your opinions of lethal force encounters to those who actually know something about saving lives…
Wow, look at that, concealed carriers who win a gunfight… imagine that.”
Now I’m not advocating anyone walking around with any gun on his person. You know me. I’m not much on shooting people. But if these folks with concealed weapons permits are really worried about their safety—and not just trying to prove a point—then they should be carrying a double-barrel 12-gauge shotgun loaded with buckshot.
Using the force multipliers of shock, speed, and violence of action, a Georgia woman quickly routs the armed miscreants. Well done, we love it when the victim isn’t.
In Georgia, three armed would-be home invaders surely picked the wrong house when a woman came barreling in with her firearms, killing one of them. Security camera footage captured the attempted home invasion, showing the men flee as shots rang out. Two of the men are still at large. The local police department said this was a clear-cut case of self-defense. The men were shown to be carrying firearms when they entered her home (via WSB-TV):
In a nutshell: The internet is highly centralized and vulnerable to attacks.
The solution to this problem is a distributed network that that becomes more secure and faster as more people partake.
Technologies like MaidSafe are leading the way, and are now in alpha testing.
“These probes take the form of precisely calibrated attacks designed to determine exactly how well these companies can defend themselves, and what would be required to take them down. It feels like a nation’s military cybercommand trying to calibrate its weaponry in the case of cyberwar.”
As we have mentioned before… “The best security measures, people, and technology the world has to offer could not thwart the ISIS attacks in Paris. Nor will these practices, people, and technologies thwart the next attack.”
Although Rahami is suspected of ties to a bombing — rather than a firearm-based attack — it is worth noting that his alleged example represents a larger, consistent pattern of attackers who would not be stopped by the inclusion of terror watch lists and/or no-fly lists in gun control. In this way, Rahami is reminiscent of the gunman who killed 49 during the June 12 Orlando terror attack and the terrorists who killed 14 in San Bernardino, as none of these attackers were on a terror watch list.
NEW YORK — An Afghan immigrant wanted for questioning in the bombings that rocked a New York City neighborhood and a New Jersey shore town was taken into custody Monday after a shootout with police in New Jersey, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.
A report by a news agency linked to the Islamic State claimed on Sunday that a “soldier of the Islamic State” was behind a stabbing attack on Saturday night at a Minnesota shopping mall, an episode that the F.B.I. said it was investigating as a “potential act of terrorism.” Nine people were injured in the attack before an off-duty police officer fatally shot the knife-wielding man, the authorities in St. Cloud said.
DARPA’s recently announced Aerial Dragnet program is seeking innovative technologies to “provide persistent, wide-area surveillance of all unmanned aerial systems (UAS), such as quadcopters, operating below 1,000 feet in a large city. UAS devices can be adapted for terrorist or military purposes, so U.S. forces will “increasingly be challenged by the need to quickly detect and identify such craft — especially in urban areas, where sight lines are limited and many objects may be moving at similar speeds,” DARPA said.
It is a standard rhetorical tack Republicans have been using for as long as I can remember and it is a perfectly reasonable argument. Pointing out that a candidate or government official who favors gun control is a hypocrite because he or she has armed bodyguards is as routine and unoriginal as pledging to eliminate waste, fraud, and abuse in government.
The new laws — celebrated by the National Rifle Assocation — will be effective starting on Jan. 1. They will allow gun owners to carry their concealed weapon without training or a permit anywhere Missourians can pack heat openly now, which is everywhere but courthouses, jails, polling places and some businesses, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Apparently operating off the assumption Americans are suffering from an acute case of the Murray Gell-Mann Amnesia effect?
U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies are investigating what they see as a broad covert Russian operation in the United States to sow public distrust in the upcoming presidential election and in U.S. political institutions, intelligence and congressional officials said… Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) in a statement urged Obama to publicly name Russia as responsible for the DNC hack and apparent meddling in the electoral process. “Free and legitimate elections are non-negotiable.
Denial isn’t just a river in Egypt.
Apparently people are supposed to be more upset who leaked/hacked – than they are supposed to be about the incriminating information that was revealed.
Hint fellas: We have a problem. Ignoring it and pointing fingers isn’t going to make it go away, it will only make it worse.
Not believing that all is fair in love and war, the gun-control crowd at the University of Texas (UT) is upset about a parody film created by other students that seems to imply “a dildo can’t save your life.”
“At first I thought that it was just a poorly made rebuttal to our protest,” Lopez said. “And then I skipped forward and I saw the subject shot in the head with the sex toy fall to the ground next to her. Of course I was disgusted.”
While a logical argument could be made that the film is stating an obvious point, the offended group is overlooking the more subtle and twisted sub-plot. . . by disarming people or keeping them disarmed, they are condoning sending men with guns to enforce their desires using the credible threat of lethal force.
In other words, it’s our own fears that enslave them (and their law abiding neighbors). . . And in this case – firearms owners have proven they are the least of societies worries.
Who in their right mind would want to disarm the very group of people that have been proven to break the fewest laws?
Who in their right mind would want to disarm a group whose use of lethal force is demonstrated to be extremely long suffering – even to a fault.
This same demographic invests millions of their own dollars seeking out self improvement through training, then purchasing their own training, firearms, training and defensive ammo, and even investing in the best life-saving equipment (including first aid) their money can buy.
Firearms owners do this in order to increase their ability to win the fight of their lives in the hopes of saving innocent life, they do this without any government mandates, handouts, or tax breaks… and they do this knowing full well knowing they will be highly scrutinized and likely be targeted for their efforts to defend innocent life.
Firearms owners and carriers voluntarily deal with red tape, pay the added expenses (in both time and money), and places themselves under government scrutiny — all to be permitted to exercise the right to defend themselves (both before and after, if — God help them — they actually need to shoot another human being in the defense of innocent life).
This heroic behavior and judicious use of lethal force doesn’t just seem to be the product of regulation either, because in those states that allow constitutional carry (no licensing to exercise a right), these unregulated and armed citizens have also proven to be among the least of societies’ problems.
It’s also noteworthy to remember that this demographic includes a grassroots movement whose activists have single-handily kept well funded, astro-turf, special interests like George Soros, Michael Bloomberg, and their ilk – fighting defensive battles as the anti-gunners continues to lose support of their illogical stand.
“Lyndon Johnson wasn’t a particularly charming man, wasn’t a particularly nice man: He would ask you nice, and then when you didn’t do it, he made you do it,” Garcia continued. “And Hillary is under no illusions that you want to have sex with her, or that she’s going to seduce you, or out-think you.”
To help clarify: Any gun will do if you will do, regardless of it’s age.
The key here is training. Jerry Miculek is great with the 6-shooter (and everything else he shoots) not because of the gun, but because of his training with his guns.
The answer to the question “is [insert gun here] viable?” is of course “yes”; these seasoned designs are the most time tested and proven weapons that exist today! Just because a newer weapon is – naturally – improved, doesn’t make the older weapon any less deadly than it was on the day it was invented. These questions and the thumping answers that follow them don’t seem like real statements about the weapons they concern, but rather shields against the inevitable torrent of molle-wearing, WSM-shooting besters whom many fear will show up to purge the heretics and burn anything with a wood stock in a pyre to the gods of polymer and black. But, this whole war of words is false; neither is the latest and greatest rifle “too much” for decent men, nor are the weapons of our grandfathers any less capable than they were in their day. In the march forward, we’ve made such awesome progress, but in some ways we’ve also left behind what our fathers knew: That “good enough” is more than enough. Let’s hear, just a little bit, the words of the snaplock-armed Mongolian hunter:
“I am for the law. If you are a law obeying citizen and you go through all the rigorous training, you should be allowed to carry on campus,” said Mayhall. “I carry concealed firearms everywhere, except campus. There is nothing to stop anyone from just carrying a gun on campus anyway, so why shouldn’t the people who are lawfully allowed to carry guns carry them on campus?”
The disarmed Europeans people are paying the price for their politicians policies.
Despite what the collectivists insist, disarming the population can not, and will not reduce crime.
It means there are over 2,000 crimes recorded per 100,000 population in the UK, making it the most violent place in Europe. Austria is second, with a rate of 1,677 per 100,000 people, followed by Sweden, Belgium, Finland and Holland. By comparison, America has an estimated rate of 466 violent crimes per 100,000 population. France recorded 324,765 violent crimes in 2007 – a 67 per cent increase in the past decade – at a rate of 504 per 100,000 population.
“… fortunately that citizen was is a concealed carry permit holder and armed and was able to defend himself by firing at the assailant… what I can tell you is thank God that citizen was armed, thank God that citizen was able to defend himself… and had he not been this maybe could have gone a much different terrible way… the assailant got what was coming to him.” – Tom Gibbons – Madison County State’s Attorney
The (intended) victim was dropping off a friend after work when the suspect attempted to rob him. He was able to defend himself by firing his concealed weapon at the robber. Detectives say the victim’s action saved his life.
Last week, I was chatting contentedly with my friends on Facebook (who would ever have thought I’d say that?) about gun politics, when I was interrupted by (ostensibly) a young woman (everybody’s young compared to me these days) who denied that anyone in politics was out to take my guns away and asserted, in essence that I am some kind of paranoid crank.