A quiet shopping trip ended in a furious gun battle when Dep. Jason Hendrix tried to stop an angry man from killing several hostages.
Continue reading “Shots Fired: Palm Desert, California — 03•30•1996”
To Jason Hendrix and his fiancee, March 30, 1996, seemed a perfect day to go shopping for appliances for their new home. It was a beautiful, warm Saturday — “postcard weather” — and pulling into the Circuit City parking lot in Palm Desert, Calif., the couple found plenty of similarly disposed customers inaugurating the first day of Spring Break with their own various shopping sprees.
A man entered the Golden Market in Richmond, VA, with his revolver out, told everyone to get on the floor, and then walked over to the store’s owner and shot him twice without provocation. The shooter then moved over to a teenager and raised his gun to shoot him when another customer pulled out his concealed weapon and fired. The bad guy ran to the back of the store and found another innocent man lying prone and attempted to shoot him, until the hero distracted him and shot at him again.
The bad guy walked around the store attempting to execute people and each time the hero shot at him and forced him from his murderous intentions. Finally the bad guy walked in between aisles and the hero took his shot unfortunately learning that his single action revolver’s trigger spring had snapped and therefore the trigger would not return forward. Not missing a beat the hero simply fanned the hammer like in old school westerns striking the bad guy twice and ending the attack. The store owner survived and the bad guy was killed. No other injuries occurred thanks to a law abiding citizen being armed and present.
Two shot in South Richmond store
By Reed Williams
When thoughtful people consider the concept of “gun-free zones,” words like “futility” come to mind. But in light of recent horrific events, there is another word that more accurately sums it up: “dangerous.”
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- A Review of International and Some Domestic Evidence
by Don B. Kates and Gary Mauser
Continue reading “Would banning firearms reduce murder and suicide?”
Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy
“The Second Amendment secures a right of individuals generally, not a right of States or a right restricted to persons serving in militias.”
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Both Dr. John R. Lott, Jr., in his book The Bias Against Guns [© 2003, Regnery – Washington, D.C.] and Bernard Goldberg in his most recent book, Arrogance [© 2003, Warner – New York, N.Y.] discuss the shocking media bias and factual manipulation used by the Second Amendment-hating press to advance false information to fool the public. Both authors focused upon the same astonishing media manipulation that became evident in the case of the Appalachian Law School shootings back in 2002.
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Guns are used for self-defense somewhere between 800,000 and 3.6 million times per year …
Using firearm crime and defensive gun use figures most favorable to advocates for stricter gun control,… the benefits from defensive gun uses exceed the cost of violent firearm crimes … by between $90 million and $3.5 billion. Using the most credible estimate for defensive gun uses, the benefits range from $1 billion to $38 billion. Putting these dollar figures in more human terms: Guns save lives.
Continue reading “Lawsuits against gun industry make us less safe”
- 1 dead; 3 wounded; 14-year-old charged
EDINBORO, Pennsylvania (CNN) — Students and teachers at a northwestern Pennsylvania middle school met with counselors Saturday, trying to come to terms with a shooting spree at a graduation dance Friday night that left a popular teacher dead and three others wounded.
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PEARL, Miss. (AP) – Stan Harrell swears he’ll never fuss at his daughter, 16-year-old Kelly, for being late to school again. If she had been on time on Wednesday, Oct. 1, she would have been in the line of fire when the shooting started.
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This past Thursday night, Stan overheard his daughter in her room. Like many in this largely Baptist community of 22,000 people, she was praying.
John Lott looks at multiple victim public shootings, and shows that the data supports conceal carry.
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From the abstract: