Ted Cruz Schools Alyssa Milano on Self-Defense

Still Love me some Ted Cruz!

from the Daily Caller:

Alyssa Milano Asks Where The Bible Says Gun Ownership Is A ‘God-Given Right’ — Ted Cruz Shows Her

Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz gave actress and political activist Alyssa Milano a quick Bible study and lesson in self-defense Monday.

After Milano asked where the Bible justifies gun ownership, Cruz provided a direct response from the Scriptures while also reaching to the United States Constitution and American history to demonstrate why self-defense is both morally and biblically sound.

The Right to NOT be Persecuted for being a Sheep Dog

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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We know the saying that there are wolves, sheep and sheep dogs. Wolves are predators – thugs – criminals. Sheep are most people, helpless should a wolf attack. Sheep dogs are the brave men and women who defend the sheep from the wolves. And the question always asked is, which are you?

Quite frequently I get emails regarding updates and stories from the United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA), because – ya know – I’m a gun nut who carries a weapon.

Often the stories involve the Second Amendment – the right to own and carry a weapon – because that’s what “Keep and Bear Arms” means.

However, I recently received an email recounting a true story of a man – USCCA Member David Jackson, a sheep dog, “who was forced to use his firearm to defend his family, who quite frankly, is the very reason he carries his gun in the first place.”

This got me thinking. Why is this even a story? It certainly shouldn’t be, except maybe one of congratulations to a man who defended himself, his family and all in his immediate circle of influence.

Here’s the USCCA recounting of the story. read more

Rule Number One – Never Rob a Gun Store!

Chalk this one up as a special kind of stupid!  Is this what Darwin meant?

from the Daily Mail:

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An armed robber was killed on camera as he tried to hold up a gun store by its 64-year-old owner.

Surveillance footage at Dixie Gun and Pawn in Mableton, Georgia, showed the moment the would-be criminal and an accomplice stormed into the store dressed in ski masks.

They aimed their guns towards an employee who held his hands up in a plea for mercy before store owner Jimmy Groover opened fire.

The 64-year-old grandfather reached for his own gun and shot one of the robbers dead while the other ran for his life.

The robbers entered the store shortly before 11am on December 26, pointing their weapons at Groover and another member of staff. Above, Groover tends to business behind the counter unaware that the robbers have entered 
The robbers entered the store shortly before 11am on December 26, pointing their weapons at Groover and another member of staff. Above, Groover tends to business behind the counter unaware that the robbers have entered

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Gunfight in Ladson South Carolina

by: the Common Constitutionalist

What is the refrain from the anti-second amendment left? Short of confiscating all our guns, we are to lock them all up in a safe and throw away the key, or place impossible to operate trigger locks on them so that our innocent little children don’t kill themselves or other family members.

That’s fine, if it’s how you wish to live your life. Just don’t force me to comply with your silly “safety” precautions, for someday I, or a family member may be forced to defend ourselves or our home from armed invasion.

Yet, if it were up to the nanny-staters on the left, none of us should be able to defend ourselves. That should only be left to the professionals.

I guess a young South Carolina teenager and his mom are glad the pacifist left have not been completely successful in their crusade to disarm us all.

A 13-year-old boy from Ladson South Carolina was home alone, as he does his schooling online.

This past Tuesday, around 1:30 PM, as his mom was at work, he heard a noise from the back of his home. He saw a vehicle drive up behind the house; two men got out of a car and attempted to break in. Needless to say the 13-year-old was scared, yet not petrified. read more

New Ammo

Truly Awesome!

On January 28th Breitbart Sports reported that G2 Research was introducing its “Radically Invasive Projectile” (RIP) ammo with the pledge that the saw-like “trocar” edges help the bullet cut through “plywood, auto glass, sheetrock, cinder block, sheet metal, and multiple layers of denim [or clothing].”

Earlier this week, Breitbart Sports received a couple of boxes of RIP ammo for review.

We took it to the range and can sum up its performance in one word – devastating.

The bullet was designed in a way that fragmentation followed the cutting action. The purpose of fragmentation is not only to create separate wounds throughout a body in self-defense applications, but also to send a shock wave through the attacker’s body at the point of entry. read more

Move and You’re Going to the Morgue

The other day, we brought you a story about an Oregon military vet who took Joe Biden’s warning shot advice and ended up being charged with Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Menacing and Reckless Endangering. His AR-15 was confiscated as a result, and it won’t be returned unless the judge finds him not guilty.

Perhaps that vet should’ve taken some advice from this Ohio resident who was confronted with a similar incident. While the vet warned his intruder with a shot to the ground, this woman warned her intruder:  “If you move, you’re gonna go to the morgue.”

The Blaze recounted what happened:

 “Tammy Takach of Steubenville was sleeping Thursday morning when a noise in her home woke her up. She told WPXI-TV she grabbed her gun and went downstairs to find an intruder who’d entered through a window holding an air conditioning unit. He begged her not to call the police. ‘He stood up and put his hands up,’ Takach told WTOV-TV. ‘He said, “I’m just going to go. I’m sorry,” and I said, “The only place you’re going to go is jail, and if you move, you’re gonna go to the morgue, because I’m going to blow your f-ing head off.”’ Takach kept the gun aimed at him the entire time until police arrived. Upstairs, Takach’s son was still asleep, completely unaware of what was happening.”

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Good for the Gun Owner

Dramatic 911 calls of the moments before and after a mother shot a home intruder while trying to protect  her nine-year-old  twins have been released.

Rather than call police when the man broke into her house, Melinda Herman took the twins – and her husband’s handgun – to the attic and called her husband, who then called police on her behalf.

During the phone call, Donnie Herman can be heard trying to reassure his wife, before telling the dispatcher she was shooting intruder Paul Slater.

He can then be heard screaming at his wife to  ‘shoot him…shoot him again’.

Recordings obtained by The Atlanta  Journal-Constitution of two calls to 911, detailed the terrifying moments of the burglary – one from an anxious, but calm husband and the other from stunned neighbors.

Donnie tells his wife Melinda: ‘Just remember everything that I showed you, everything that I taught you,  alright?  If he opens that door, you shoot him, you understand?’

Though the husband’s conversation with his wife is not audible on the recording, he can clearly be heard giving instructions to his wife and asking her questions before relaying the information to the 911 operator.

After only a few moments on the phone, gunshots can be heard and Donnie tells the operator: ‘She’s shooting him! She’s shooting him!’ before screaming at his wife, ‘Shoot  him again! Shoot him’.

With her husband’s .38 caliber handgun,  Melinda shot Slater five times, though did not kill him. Donnie told the operator he could hear him was pleading for his life.

More than he bargained for: The unidentified woman reportedly fired all six rounds of the handgun, missing only onceMore than he bargained for: Melinda Herman can he heard  firing all six rounds of the handgun, missing only once
Husband: Donnie Herman says he is proud of his wife, and he's glad his family is safeHusband: Donnie Herman says he is proud of his wife, and  he’s glad his family is safe

Despite his injuries, Slater managed to run from the house and get into his SUV and drive away.

This was when a neighbor called 911 to report gunshots. Soon after this, Melinda and her two children arrived at a neighbor’s home, visibly shaken.

‘They’re going to walk over to my house,’ a  man tells 911. ‘I’m their neighbor. They’re okay. They’re just shooken up.’

As Donnie is still on the phone to the 911 dispatcher, she tells him that his neighbor is on the other line.

Police and EMS can be heard arriving at the scene.

Deputies found Slater bleeding in his car in another neighbor’s driveway. He remains hospitalized with  puncture injuries to  his lungs, liver and stomach.

Donnie finally receives the news he has been waiting for, more than ten minutes after he first called 911. The operator says: ‘The kids are at your neighbor’s house.  Your wife is okay.’

Donnie Herman appeared on Good Morning America after the home invasion and called his wife a ‘hero’ and said she would do what ‘any responsible gun owner would do’.

Home invasion: The woman was home with her 9-year-old twins in their Loganville home, when the suspect began ringing the doorbellHome invasion: Melinda was at home with her nine-year-old twins in their Loganville home, when the suspect began ringing the  doorbell before breaking in
Not exactly a clean getaway: Slater managed to return to his vehicle, but his injuries left him unable to drive, and it wasn't long before he crashed into a wooded areaNot exactly a clean getaway: Slater managed to return to  his vehicle, but his injuries left him unable to drive, and it wasn’t long  before he crashed into a wooded area

It later emerged that Paul Slater broke into  the house – thinking no one was home – with a crowbar and went from room-to-room until he came upon the family in the attic.

Walton County Sheriff Joe Chapman told  WSBTV after the burglary:  ‘The perpetrator opens that door. Of course, at that time he’s staring at her, her two children and a .38 revolver.’

Sheriff Chapman told the Atlanta  Journal-Constitution: ‘The guy’s face down, crying. The woman told him to stay down or she’d shoot again.’

WSBTV reported that Slater has a long criminal history and was released from prison in August.

The woman’s husband, Donnie Herman, is just  glad his wife and kids are safe.

Mr Herman told WSBTV: ‘My wife is a hero. She protected the kids. She did what she was supposed to do as a responsible,  prepared gun owner.’

Now, juxtapose this situation with what some consider common sense gun control safety measures. Imagine the wife, in the heat of the moment, couldn’t get to the gun due to a law forcing her husband to lock it away. If she were able to reach the weapon, she found it unloaded and the ammunition, due to another regulation, had to be stored away from the weapon. Furthering the scenario, she was able to obtain the weapon and ammunition but the pistol had a trigger lock affixed that even for the experienced can take several minutes to open without the added stress of an intruder bearing down on her. The result of the above altercation would have quite different thanks to feel-good gun safety rules. They should be reclassified as Intruder safety regulations.

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Grandpa Rambo

A 92-year-old war veteran who shot dead an intruder at his home says he has only one regret – that he didn’t shoot the alleged burglar’s accomplices.

Earl Jones from Boone County, Kentucky, killed Lloyd (Adam) Maxwell after the intruder broke into his home at 2am on Monday with two accomplices.

He told the Enquirer: ‘These people aren’t worth any more to me than a groundhog. They have our country in havoc. We got so many damned crooked people walking around today.’

 
Second World War veteran Earl Jones at the door the intruders entered to gain access to his basement
Second World War veteran Earl Jones at the door the intruders entered to gain access to his basement
 
Lloyd (Adam) Maxwell who was shot dead by Earl Jones after breaking into the pensioner's farmLloyd (Adam) Maxwell who was shot dead by Earl Jones after breaking into Jones’s home

Jones said that on the night of the shooting, he heard a bang coming from the basement and walked eight paces to get his loaded .22 caliber rifle from behind the bedroom door.

He then returned to his armchair in the living room where he had been watching the TV and lay in wait for the intruders to enter.

When Maxwell kicked the basement door open 15 minutes later Mr Jones fired off a shot at his chest and killed him.

Maxwell’s accomplices Ryan Dalton, 22, and Donnie Inabnit, 20,then fled, dragging the dead man with them.

It was the third time Jones, who has worked on the same farm since 1955, has been broken into this year.

Earl Jones said he was only sorry that two others who took part in the raid escaped unharmed.

‘I was hoping another one would come up – I aimed right for his heart,’ he said.

Jones also showed little emotion over killing 24-year-old Lloyd Maxwell who was gunned down during the home invasion.

‘Was I scared? Was I mad? Hell, no.

 
Ryan Dalton
Donnie Inabnit
 

Escaped unhurt: Ryan Dalton, 22, (upper), and Donnie Inabnit (lower), 20, fled with their accomplices’ body

 
The chair in the living room which Earl Jones sat to watch his basement door while waiting for the intruders to enter
The chair in the living room which Earl Jones sat to watch his basement door while waiting for the intruders to enter

 
The basement door that was kicked in from the outside to give the intruders access to the house
The basement door that was kicked in from the outside to give the intruders access to the house

“It was simple. That man was going to take my life. He was hunting me. I was protecting myself.”

Jones, who served in army during WW2, was alone at his 500 acre ranch in Verona, Kentucky, when he heard noises outside.

Police do not expect to charge Jones with a crime as Kentucky as the state has a “stand your ground law” that allows householders to use deadly force if they are in fear of their lives.

Jones is adamant that he was within his right to shoot the intruder at the home he has lived in since 1955.

The break-in was the third he has experienced in this year.

‘I didn’t go to war for nothing. I have the right to carry a gun. That’s what I told the police this morning.” according to the Enquirer newspaper.

Police said Dalton, 22, and Inabnit, 20, were arrested later.

The pair called police to report their friend had been shot. They later admitted to taking part in the raid on Jones’s home.

Dalton and Inabnit, both from Dry Ridge, have been charged with second degree burglary and tampering with evidence, but Mr Jones may yet escape conviction thanks to Kentucky’s ‘castle doctrine’ which is enshrined in law.

Nationally the killing of criminals by individuals trying to defend their property has increased in recent years, from 196 in 2005 to 278 in 2010, according to FBI Uniform Crime Report statistics. 

Kenton County Police found Maxwell’s body and the two uninjured men in a 2001 Chevrolet Impala who later admitted to being at Jones’ home.

In April, thieves stole 90 of Mr Jones’ cows from a field behind his property and in August burglars took a television, a several thousand dollars and a personal check from his house.

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Zimmerman Passed Lie Detector, Twice

A newly-released investigative report has found that George Zimmerman passed two lie detector tests given to him on the night Trayvon Martin was shot dead, backing up his version of the events.

An hour-long interrogation video released this week captured Zimmerman as he described the events leading up to the moment when Trayvon Martin was shot with a single bullet to the chest.

As he spoke, his voice levels were being measured with a Computer Voice Stress Analyzer (CVSA), and was found to be telling the truth.

However, the results of such tests are usually not admissible in court.

Sanford detective Chris Serino said Zimmerman verbally confronted the unarmed 17-year-old before the physical brawl that ended when Zimmerman shot and killed Martin.

Zimmerman claimed he was acting in self-defence when he shot the teen, who was returning to his father’s girlfriend’s house from a 7-Eleven store.

The two got into a fistfight and the 28-year-old Zimmerman maintains that Martin attacked him and was beating him up before he fatally shot him.

He has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder.

Serino wrote in his report that Zimmerman and witnesses said the defendant who was in his car avoided Martin when he first saw him because, as he told investigators, ‘was afraid of Martin.’

Serino also said that later in the encounter, Zimmerman got out of his SUV and followed Martin.

“His actions are inconsistent of those of a person who has stated he was in fear of another subject”, Serino wrote.

Based on his investigation, Serino recommended a charge of manslaughter to the state attorney.

Today, it emerged that Serino, the lead detective in the case, has been reassigned to the patrol division at his request.

A Sanford Police Department statement said Serino made the reassignment decision ‘of his own volition.’ He will begin his new assignment in July. He did not have a listed number.

In video released last week by his attorney, Zimmerman told investigators his side of the story about the shooting.

He told them he grabbed his gun from a holster on his waist before Martin could get it, and shot the teenager once in the chest.

After firing, Zimmerman said he thought he missed, because Martin didn’t immediately fall over.

Zimmerman said Martin had been on top of him, slamming his head against the ground and smothering his mouth and nose with his hand and arm.

The tape shows two butterfly bandages on the back of Zimmerman’s head and another on his nose. There are red marks on the front of his head.

“It felt like my head was going to explode”, he says in the video.

Zimmerman claims he shot the teen in self-defense, under Florida’s ‘stand your ground’ law.

Martin’s parents have said Zimmerman was the aggressor. They said Martin was walking back from a convenience store through the gated community in Sanford when Zimmerman spotted the black teenager and started following him. They claim their son was racially profiled.

He remains in jail awaiting a second bond hearing scheduled for Friday.

Attribution: Mail Online