Gun Control Myths Reign Supreme on Facebook

Gun Control Myths Reign Supreme on Facebook

“Tell me how taking guns from law-abiding citizens keeps a criminal from killing someone with a gun?” She replied, “Not enough information.” It was the usual liberal banter; they really come out of the woodwork after a shooting. “There is no reason for anyone to have a gun that can shoot multiple times fast. I can see a rifle or a handgun, but an assault rifle? Maybe now the GOP will take gun control seriously. No one needs a semi-automatic or automatic gun except the military or the police. Maybe now they’ll get the NRA out of their pockets.” I know better, but I couldn’t seem to help myself. Clearly, they knew nothing about firearms, conservatives, or the NRA. So I casually popped into the thread to explain the difference between semi-automatic and automatic weapons, and how the term “assault rifle” is bogus. And we were off. Two hours later, I’m apoplectic. I’ve put up arguments, only to have someone named Chris tell me they’re illogical, try to shove a seriously flawed National Institutes of Health study down my throat, attempt to intimidate me with her lofty titles and affiliations, and, of course, browbeat me with the usual “conservatives are mean and heartless” narrative — HER faith group advocates for responsible gun control, after all. She told me she was a scientist, and I immediately thought she would be open to black and white statistical data, but no joy. This was a lost cause, and I had wasted my time and effort on someone who had no interest in learning something new. But my inner five-year-old wanted the last...
Hero homeowner holds escaped Georgia inmates at gunpoint until arrests

Hero homeowner holds escaped Georgia inmates at gunpoint until arrests

by Fox News A Tennessee homeowner held two escaped inmates wanted in the killing of two prison guards at gunpoint Thursday until authorities arrived and made the arrests. Tennessee Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. Bill Miller said late Thursday that the homeowner caught Donnie Rowe and Ricky Dubose trying to steal his vehicle. Miller says the escaped Georgia inmates had crashed a car while being chased by law enforcement and fled on foot into woods along Interstate 24 near the rural community of Christiana. Related Image Expand / Collapse   Miller says something alerted the homeowner that people were outside his home and he saw the men trying to steal his vehicle. The trooper says the homeowner held the two at gunpoint with a neighbor he called until the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Department could get there to arrest them. Rowe and Dubose are accused of killing two guards on a prison transfer bus early Tuesday. Authorities had offered a $130,000 reward for information leading to their arrests. Related Image Expand / Collapse Related: pyongyang-torture—warmbiers-injuries-renew-focus-on-infamous-camps   Related: breaking-news–mistrial-declared-in-bill-cosby-sexual-assault-case-after-jury-in-deadlock Authorities say Rowe and Dubose overpowered and killed Sgt. Christopher Monica and Sgt. Curtis Billue early Tuesday on a bus that should have been secured as it carried 33 inmates between prisons southeast of Atlanta. Authorities had offered a $130,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the fugitives, whom Sills had called “dangerous beyond description.” The search had involved law enforcement officers all over Georgia, as well as the FBI, the U.S. Marshals Service, and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Gov. Nathan Deal released a statement, “Rest assured,...
Handgun Open Carry Do’s and Don’ts

Handgun Open Carry Do’s and Don’ts

I don’t know about you, but lately, I have seen an increase of people who open carry.  Let me say that  I am not against open carry.  I do practice open carry, but only in a few places.  I prefer concealed carry for two reasons- one, there are too many hoplophobes- a person who has an irrational fear of firearms.  Second, the shock and awe effect it has on a perpetrator. There are some serious safety issues that need to be addressed regarding open carry.  The biggest concern is the open visual of the firearm for everyone to see.  First, there is a possibility of a firearm grab.  This could be innocent-  someone who’s trying to be funny or who wants to play a joke, or it could be something more nefarious- a person who wants to steal your gun.  I would say do like what cops do when they are in public.  Keep your arm down at your side and have it up against the gun, this way you can always feel your gun.   Next, keep your eyes open and scan for anyone who might be staring at you or your gun.  If a cop notices someone looking at his gun, he will give them the meanest look in the world, just in case a person is thinking about going for his gun, and that is how you should be if you choose to open carry.   Here are some do’s and don’ts so you can safely open carry.   It is important to purchase high-quality equipment if you are going to open carry. I would invest in a...
CEREAL OFFENDER Police: Man Shot Victim With Rice Krispies

CEREAL OFFENDER Police: Man Shot Victim With Rice Krispies

by Fox News California man shot in hand with Rice Krispies; assailant nabbed Mug shot for Timothy Glass Jr., 29.  (Eureka Police Department) California cops have arrested a man in connection with a “cereal” crime. Eureka cops responded to a report of shots fired Wednesday afternoon and found a man who had been struck in the hand with a shotgun shell filled with Rice Krispies, KRCR-TV reports. The weapon turned out to be a flare gun. Police said they were told the assailant was Timothy Glass Jr., 29, of Eureka, and that he had fled the scene on a bicycle. The victim was taken to the hospital. Shortly after, detectives said they detained Glass at a homeless encampment. “Glass resisted apprehension causing minor injury to a detective,” police said in press release. Police contacted the victim who positively identified Glass as the shooter. However, the victim said he did not want to press charges. Nevertheless, Glass was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility. He was charged with resisting arrest and probation violation, police said. Related: highest-bidder–anonymous-donor-pays-26m-for-lunch-with-buffet “Based on the investigation it appears Glass fired a flare gun loaded with a shotgun shell filled with Rice Krispies,” police said. Related: clinging-on-to-her-job-britains-may-appoints-new-ministers–bellwether-mayday-will-a-british-trump-be-the-uks-next-prime-minister Police referred the case to the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office for...
Trump Hotel Guest Arrested on Gun Charges, Averting Possible ‘Disaster’ – White House Briefly Put on Lockdown After Person Tries to Jump Bike Rack

Trump Hotel Guest Arrested on Gun Charges, Averting Possible ‘Disaster’ – White House Briefly Put on Lockdown After Person Tries to Jump Bike Rack

by Fox News Trump hotel guest arrested on gun charges, averting possible ‘disaster’ Cops: Trump hotel guest arrested with weapons in car A Pennsylvania man was arrested on gun charges early Wednesday inside the Trump International Hotel, thanks to a tipster whom police said may have help “averted a disaster.” Police arrested and charged Bryan Moles, 43, of Edinboro, Pa., in connection with the incident, just blocks from the White House. Moles’ vehicle was apparently spotted by hotel security shortly after midnight. A firearm was seen inside the vehicle “in plain view” and another was found inside the glove box, according to a police report. Officers seized a Glock 23 pistol, a Bushmaster assault-style rifle and 90 rounds of ammunition, the report also states. Moles was arrested inside the hotel without incident and charged with carrying a pistol without a license outside a home or business and having unregistered ammunition. However, authorities say they have yet to establish a clear motive and “don’t have enough information” to charge Moles with making threats. Related: north-korea-threats-mattis-warns-of-clear-and-present-danger “I was very concerned about these particular circumstances,” Metropolitan Police Department Chief Peter Newsham said. “I think law enforcement and the tipster averted a disaster here.” Related: faith-in-atheism-philosophical-horsedroppings Newsham said his agency, after receiving the information, including a description of the vehicle, immediately contacted hotel security, which helped spot the vehicle and called the MPD bomb squad. “We had an indication that he was going to the Trump hotel,” he said. “I’m not going to read anything into it, but the detailed information provided by the tipster was really important for us to get over...
Know Before You Go

Know Before You Go

We have been there before: we’re packing for a trip or a vacation, checking everything off our list-  clothing, toiletries, medications, and your handgun.  These days it’s like a visa card “don’t leave home without it.”    However,  before you slap that smoke wagon on, or check that roscoe at the airport, it’s important that you check the laws where you are going to see where you can and cannot carry, or if the state will even recognize your state’s permit.  The days of just claiming ignorance of the law are well over and can be a big mistake.  In today’s world, telling the police officer “I didn’t know I couldn’t carry here, and I promise not to do it again,” can get you arrested and put in jail for a very long time.  I don’t know about you, but I am not going to take the chance of losing my freedoms and gun rights by playing the ignorance card.   What can you do to know the laws in the other states and municipalities?  First, you can pay for it by going to a lawyer and asking them to look into it for you.  If you are a frequent traveler, this is well worth the money.   It may cost you around $200, but $200 is cheaper than bail, attorney fees, court costs, and the time spent trying to stay out of prison.   Another option is reading books and other publications.  If you go this route, make sure the author is a person who has researched the topic, is well respected in the firearms community, and that the information is...