At least 69 mass shootings have been stopped by armed civilians since 1990, data collected by the Crime Prevention Research Center shows. This flies in the face of the media (examples here, here, and here) arguing mass shootings are caused by lack of gun control. The truth is, armed civilians stop mass shootings regularly, and one major way to dampen the amount of mass shootings is to allow people to carry guns wherever they go.Continue reading “69 mass shootings have been stopped by armed civilians”
In Garland, Texas, on 3 May 2015, Gregory Stevens, a veteran police officer with the Garland Police Department, was working off-duty as armed security for the “Draw the Prophet” cartoon contest event.Continue reading “How a Texas gunfighter cop stopped the jihadi attack in Garland, Texas”
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — A person entered a gun store and shooting range in a New Orleans suburb and fatally shot two people Saturday, prompting customers and staff to open fire on the shooter, a sheriff said. The shooter also died.
The shooting happened around 2:50 p.m. at the Jefferson Gun Outlet in the suburb of Metairie, according to a release from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff Joseph Lopinto said the shooter initially struck two people inside, and then several other people — whether employees or store customers — opened fire on the shooter, both inside and outside of the building. Outside the building a man could be seen afterward behind yellow police tape yelling “Where is my son?”
Guns and ammunition are sold in the front of the outlet that faces a main thoroughfare through Jefferson Parish. Customers who want to frequent the gun range generally go around to the side entrance of the building. Staff who work there often wear a sidearm.
Source: Associated Press
A homeowner was “utilizing his Second Amendment right to protect himself and his family” when he shot dead a man who broke into his home with a gun, a Florida sheriff said.Continue reading “Florida homeowner utilized Second Amendment right when he killed intruder: sheriff”
A legally armed Indiana man is credited with saving lives when he shot and killed a 22-year-old gunman who had fatally shot a cemetery worker and was about to kill another.Continue reading “Armed bystander ends shooting attack by taking down gunman”
by John Dillon and Michael Schwartz
- Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd had a message for those who would rather loot than peacefully protest.
One surely unintended consequence of this week’s violence: When the National Guard is patrolling the streets because huge armed police forces can’t keep criminals from turning cities into war zones, America’s gun control debate is *finished* for at least a generation. Over. Done.— David Martosko (@dmartosko) June 1, 2020
As a criminal pointed a gun directly at him and his girlfriend, B.J. Baldwin had to make a split-second decision. That’s when his firearms training kicked in. He fired 10 shots. All 10 shots hit the target.Continue reading “Couple confronted by armed criminals”
There are few deterrents to home intruders quite as strong as the Second Amendment. The idea is simple: You have no idea who has a firearm next to their bed, ready to be used.Continue reading “Intruder demands dad hand over belongings, so he lets him have four bullets”