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Steve Inman @SteveInmanUIC, Twitter • Fri 2020 Sep 11, 8:09pm

Steve Inman: UICCheerleader puts down the pom poms to handle a bully.

Twitter video, a brutal 0:45.
Deranged Smiley
Jessica Chasmar | The Washington Times • Fri 2018 Nov 30, 4:01pm

Faculty and students at Oakland University in Michigan have started arming themselves with hockey pucks for self-defense against active shooters.

Jeff Sanders | PJ Media • Sun 2018 Nov 4, 12:18pm

Four Things You Can Do Right Now to Harden Your Place of Worship Against a Shooter… Form a security team… Harden the building… Monitor the perimeter… Train your leadership in active shooter response…
There Have Been 1,705 Deadly Force Attacks on Churches Since 1999…

Scott Kelnhofer, Conservative Tribune • Mon 2018 Apr 16, 2:20pm

A photo of a young woman wearing a T-shirt supporting President Donald Trump and displaying a concealed weapon is wrong in so many ways to many on the left.… WTVC, the ABC News affiliate in Chattanooga, contacted the Chattanooga Police Department about the legality of Spencer’s picture, but didn't receive a reply to their request for a comment.…

Talk about activist "journalism"!!
Eugene Volokh, Reason • Fri 2018 Apr 13, 1:06pm

The American Federation of Teachers is demanding that Wells Fargo drop its relationship with gun manufacturers (and with the NRA). To its credit, Wells Fargo isn't budging.…

Bookworm • Tue 2018 Mar 27, 5:29pm

More than a month after the Parkland shooting, the Left’s effort to destroy the Second Amendment is ramping up, not dying down — so here are more posters!…

Dianny, Patriot Retort • Tue 2018 Mar 27, 2:56pm

…Already, #RepealTheSecondAmendment is trending on Twitter. And loudmouth cranks with the brain wattage of a keychain flashlight are going all-in for it.

You thought gun sales and NRA memberships were off the charts before?

Just wait.…

Caitlin Yilek, Wash. Examiner • Sat 2018 Mar 3, 9:21pm

Numerous companies have announced in recent days they were pulling benefits and other services for National Rifle Association members in the aftermath of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting.

Here’s a list of the companies who have said they have cut ties with the powerful gun-rights lobbying group. This list will be updated to note other announcements.…

Graphical Representation • Sat 2018 Mar 3, 9:11pm

…In 1933, in this very country, a teenager with enough money could literally mail-order a fully-automatic Thompson submachine gun to their very door. This is the very firearm that was used by United States troops during World War II, gangsters and police during the Prohibition, and, yes, average American citizens who wanted them.

Again, delivered to his door.

No paperwork.

No records (aside from whatever logs the retailer kept).

No background check.…

Then what happened?
TheLastRefuge, Twitter • Fri 2018 Feb 23, 11:32am

…People don't understand how Broward County School Sheriff Officers operate. I'll explain.…

Bob Owens, BearingArms • Sun 2016 Nov 6, 11:39am

“Why in the hell did this guy have a gun?” questioned Hairston about the employee who shot her son.…

This Pizza Hut employee respected his own life enough to arm himself, and it proved to be a wise decision. Your son Michael Grace Jr. and his accomplices were committing a violent armed felony when the employee drew his (lawfully) concealed weapon and opened fire to defend not only his life, but the lives of other employees in the store.…

Bill Federer, WND • Sat 2016 Oct 29, 8:51pm

…There are efforts to change the definition of words in the Second Amendment… The ACLU argued that the term “the people” should be redefined to mean “the state militia…” "The ACLU therefore believes that the Second Amendment does not confer an unlimited right upon individuals to own guns.”…

War News Updates • Mon 2016 Sep 26, 8:07pm

…First designed in the 1960s at the height of the Cold War, the Minuteman nuclear weapons are starting to show their age, and replacement parts are difficult to find for the weapons designed in an analog age.

Also aging are their silos, many built in the 1950s and now rusting as water seeps through the decaying concrete.

Over the next 20 years, the U.S. Air Force will switch out the entirety of its Minuteman III fleet with an as-yet-unnamed new missile known only as the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD).…

AWR Hawkins, Breitbart • Thu 2016 Sep 15, 10:06pm

On September 14 Missouri’s Republican lawmakers overrode Governor Jay Nixon’s (D) veto of SB 656 and made Missouri the newest “Stand Your Ground” state. …the veto override also abolished permitting requirements for law-abiding citizens who wish to exercise their Second Amendment rights by carrying handguns on their persons for self-defense.…

Fox News / AP • Thu 2016 Sep 8, 7:44pm

…holsters, corsets, camisoles and other clothing designed to be flattering, feminine — and functional — for the pistol-packin' mama crowd. … "I don't want to dress in tactical gear and camo all the time. I love tactical clothing for the range. It's comfortable. I don't want to ruin my everyday clothing," said Marilyn Smolenski, who in 2012 created Nickel and Lace, a company that caters to women who want to carry a firearm concealed but don't want to trade in their femininity. "But I don't want to wear it to the grocery store."…

Mary Chastain, Breitbart • Thu 2016 Sep 8, 6:57pm

In New Zealand, six-year-old Sarah Patel attacked the ax-wielding men who tried to rob her family’s shop.…

CCTV Video
AWR Hawkins, Breitbart • Wed 2016 Sep 7, 4:25pm

In his latest book, The War on Guns: Arming Yourself Against Gun Control Lies, John R. Lott Jr. points shows that from 1950 to 2010, not one mass public shooting took place in an area where citizens could arm themselves in self-defense.…

Sheldra Brigham, KFOR • Mon 2016 Aug 29, 9:14pm

PAOLI, Okla. - An Oklahoma mom was arrested Monday morning, after police said she shot a man she found in her 16-year-old daughter's bedroom.

Police arrested 34-year-old Valerie Fowler for assault and battery with a deadly weapon.…

Oh, put me on the jury deciding that Mom's fate, please!
AGG • Fri 2016 Aug 19, 1:34am

The phrase “wrong house” has never been more appropriate. An entire family participated in the shooting of an intruder who broke into a house less than a mile from his own residence.…

Nickarama, Weasel Zippers • Sat 2016 Aug 13, 8:57am

…a man wielding a large blade entered a Marathon Gas Station in East Ridge, TN around 2 a.m. and demanded money and cigarettes… grabbed a female clerk and forced her to go with him, threatening to kill her. …customer in the parking lot… grabbed a handgun… fired multiple shots, hitting the suspect at least once in the torso. The suspected robber …later died from his wounds.…

Cites Daily Caller.
Hillary would have sympathy with the knife-wielder not the gun-toter.
Fred Lucas, Daily Signal • Wed 2016 Aug 10, 10:01am

Concealed-carry permit holders are nearly the most law-abiding demographic of Americans, a new report by the Crime Prevention Research Center says—comparing the permit holders foremost with police.

“Indeed, it is impossible to think of any other group in the U.S. that is anywhere near as law-abiding…”

Mary Anne Marcella, American Thinker • Sat 2016 Jul 30, 4:28pm

…I started to wonder how long it would take for the cops to arrive. Would it matter? Somebody had called the cops, right? I heard walking in the hallway. I gave a smile and a nod to the children. I don't know why, and I didn't know who was walking in the hallway.

All was quiet. That was a good sign, right? No. It was too quiet.

At that crucial moment, it occurred to me that the only way for me to have even a chance of protecting myself and my children against an armed intruder was with a gun.…

Bob Price, Breitbart • Wed 2016 Jul 13, 10:50pm

A man armed with an AK-47 is alleged to have entered a Waffle House in DeSoto, Texas, in the early morning hours last Thursday… After following the man out of the Waffle House, the customer called out to the robber who turned and pointed the rifle at him. The customer fired several shots from his handgun and stopped the robber. …transported to a local hospital where he remains in critical condition. … No charges have been filed against the customer.…

Ammoland • Mon 2016 Jul 4, 11:50am

…“With Halos, one can now post a giant warning sign for those contemplating violence. Halos’ maps illustrate not only where the good guys are (or are not) but how many are present. We believe that this will create a ‘halo’ effect of safety for our users and deter criminals where there are high concentrations of gun-carrying citizens.”…

Umm, certain drawbacks spring to mind immediately. But at least it's not saying that areas not highlighted are devoid of defenders.
Dr. Tar, IOTW Report • Fri 2016 Jul 1, 12:13am

A CBS/New York Times poll finds that households reporting that they own a gun is down to 36 percent, what the Washington Post declares as a record low.…

Key word: "reporting."
Bre Payton, Federalist • Wed 2016 Jun 29, 8:50pm

A man with a concealed carry license stopped a shooter after the latter opened fire on a crowd of people at a nightclub in South Carolina early Sunday morning…

Michelle Jesse, • Mon 2016 Jun 27, 10:33pm

…A shooting outside a Walmart in Augusta, Maine was thwarted when two legally-armed bystanders intervened.…

Carla Hinton, NewsOK • Sat 2016 Jun 18, 8:45pm

…Patti Sumner, with the civil rights division of the U.S. Department of Justice, told the crowd that while hate crimes across the nation decreased from 2013-14, there was an uptick or increase in hate crimes involving religious bias during that period. … During the panel discussion, local spiritual leaders discussed how they approach security measures at their houses of worship.…

Article focuses on protecting mosques, and against "white supremacists." (Does touch on protection at Jewish temples.)

…“If they are acting strange, acting out, I would discourage someone taking that on personally,” Citty said. “Best thing to do is call 911.”…

Because when seconds count, the police are only minutes away, riiight.
hedgeless_horseman, ZeroHedge • Thu 2016 Jun 16, 5:16pm

I have had several requests from friends to review the self-rescue gear we carry in our Get Back Home (GBH) bags…