Posts Tagged self protection

Criminals vs Armed Citizens

From Cato Institute:

Federal and state lawmakers often oppose repealing or amending laws governing the ownership or carrying of guns. That opposition is typically based on assumptions that the average citizen is incapable of successfully employing a gun in self-defense or that possession of a gun in public will tempt people to violence in “road rage” or other contentious situations. Those assumptions are false. The vast majority of gun owners are ethical and competent. That means tens of thousands of crimes are prevented each year by ordinary citizens with guns.

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Campuses Still Safe After Guns Allowed

From Activist Post:

All the universities contacted by journalists described no increase in violent crime, and at least one revealed a decrease in several nonviolent crimes.
Emporia State University, located in Kansas, reported a 0% change in violent crime on campus since the Kansas Personal and Family Protection Act’s university exemption prohibiting concealed carry on campus expired on July 1st, 2017.

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Good Guy With A Gun

From The Washington Times:

Fortunately, in September 2019, the state of Texas clarified many of its existing statutes on firearm possession, allowing licensed gun owners to carry firearms into places of worship. Imagine how much worse the West Freeway Church of Christ tragedy could have been had this shooting occurred in gun-control-obsessed states like California, New York or Massachusetts instead. Even worse, imagine a world without the protections of the Second Amendment so brilliantly enshrined by our nation’s Founders.

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Abuse Not Good Enough Reason For Canadian Woman To Carry Gun

From The Chronicle Herald:

A judge told a woman who was brutally beaten by her former boyfriend that carrying a gun in public was not an acceptable form of protection.

Orr sentenced Gaudet on Friday to 30 days in jail for possession of a weapon for purposes dangerous to the public. She also handed the woman a second 30-day sentence, to be served concurrently, for breaching probation by failing to keep the peace.

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How Women Can Prepare For Dangerous Encounters

From The Federalist:

If you decide a firearm is the route you want to take, it’s important to do so methodically. Every state has different laws about how to possess a handgun legally, so follow the guidelines in your state. In fact, contrary to some of the outlandish rhetoric on social media last week, concealed carry permit holders are some of the most law-abiding citizens around. Resolve to do likewise. Start with the U.S. Concealed Carry site, which offers good pointers.

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Defensive Gun Uses Save Lives

From The Federalist:

Studies on incidents of defensive gun use range anywhere from an absurdly low 55,000 to a high of 4.7 million per year. The most commonly cited and widely accepted is the 1995 study by Gary Kleck and Marc Gertz, which estimates that between 2.1 and 2.5 million defensive gun use instances occur in the United States each year.

By contrast, from 1993-2011, nonfatal firearm-related crime ranged between 1,287,190 and 331,618 incidents per year. This data makes a strong case that defensive gun use is much more common than firearm-related crime. Instances of defensive gun use save lives every day, but the stories get very little news coverage, while the statistically much fewer negative gun uses are often covered by the national news media for days on end.

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After Attacks NY Jews Openly Defy NY Law To Protect Themselves

From Amy Swearer:

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Criminals Fear Armed Citizens, Not Police

From The Daily Bell:

In a research study sponsored by the United States Department of Justice, James Wright and Peter Rossi interviewed over 1,800 incarcerated felons, asking how they felt about civilians and gun ownership. Thirty-three percent of these criminals admitted to being scared off, shot at, wounded, or captured by a gun-owning victim. Sixty-nine percent of them knew at least one other criminal who had similar experiences. Nearly 80 percent of felons also claimed that they intentionally avoid victims and homes that they believe may be armed.

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JB Herren On The Shooting In Vancouver, WA

From JB Herren at Old School Gun School:

Reliable information can be difficult to find.  Here is an update on the November 26th shooting outside an elementary school in Vancouver, WA.

A husband and father, with a history of domestic violence, shot his estranged wife and her mother as they sat parked outside a Vancouver, WA elementary school, after loading their three children into the car.  The wife was pronounced dead, and her mother was shot three times, but is expected to recover.  All three children witnessed the shooting.  The children were not physically injured.

Read the rest of this entry »

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Teachers Explain Why They’re Armed

From The Washington Free Beacon:

“It was actually a real, deep emotional time when they asked me,” Michael told the Free Beacon. “It took me probably over six months to decide to because it’s an intense thing, but the thing that ultimately decided is I want the kids to have a chance and I want to have a chance. If I’m going to throw myself out there anyways, I would like to have something to have a chance to shoot back. Did I ever want to? You know you never want to, but you want to be able to.”

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More Black Women Taking Gun Classes

From WBRC:

With the discovery of the remains of missing Clark Atlanta University student Alexis Crawford and disappearance of Auburn student Aniah Blanchard, dozens of women met in downtown Birmingham to learn how to defend themselves if attacked.

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Americans Buying Handguns Over Rifles

From The Truth About Guns:

The sea change happened during Barack Obama’s presidency, the greatest gun salesman in the history of the world ever. More and more Americans decided they wanted some ballistic capability for personal protection purposes, so they bought handguns. And a lot of them.

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New CPX-4 From SCCY

From The Truth About Guns:

The CPX-4 comes complete with an optimized recoil system, the innovative Roebuck Quad-Lock Technology that promises repeatable accuracy, ambidextrous manual safety, and three 10-round magazines. The biggest improvement from their CPX-1 and CPX-2 (both 9mm) is the noticeably effortless slide by utilizing an optimized recoil spring assembly. Existing SCCY fans and new customers alike will take notice of the easy manipulation when racking their CPX-4 handgun.

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Scott Adams: “Dumbest Arguments About Gun Control”

From Scott Adams Says:

People routinely have different priorities and different information, so it is no surprise we also have different opinions on what to do about gun violence in this country. As a public service, I will separate out the good arguments from the dumb ones. Reasonable people who have different priorities can still debate the stronger arguments, so there’s no point in anyone wasting time on dumb arguments. I’ll show you the dumbest arguments on both sides. Maybe we can collectively stop using them.

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Conviction Of Gun Owner Overturned In Michigan

From Reason:

On Tuesday, the Michigan Court of Appeals unanimously reversed Ra’s convictions, arguing in its decision that her trial judge failed to appropriately instruct Ra’s jury on her self-defense claim, and that said failure likely affected the outcome of her case.

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