The Borderline Bar and Grill: A Tale of Men and Masculinity

On November 7, 2018, a gunman opened fire inside a crowded bar in Thousand Oaks, California. Lives were lost that night, but lives were also saved. Who saved them? How? What can these heroes teach us? Journalist Abigail Shrier answers these questions in this powerful video.

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Alabama: Wounded IHOP Employee Shoots & Kills Armed Man Shooting At Employees

By Tim Brown – Re-Blogged From Freedom Outpost

A Huntsville, Alabama International House of Pancakes employee drew his own gun in self-defense and the defense of others after a man began shooting at store employees.  In the process, the employee was wounded but the confrontation ended with the aggressor being killed, according to police.

According to the Associated Press:

The Huntsville Police Department on Thursday identified the two people killed in the Wednesday night shooting as IHOP employee Roy Brown and customer Roderick Turner. Brown was 56. Turner was 25.

In a statement, police said Turner was picking up a carryout order and became “disruptive and loud regarding the service at the business.”

After a confrontation, police said Turner pulled a handgun and started firing at employees, striking Brown and another worker. Police said the wounded employee “then pulled a handgun and shot the customer-shooter in self-defense of others.”

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Michigan College is “Arming” Students Against Mass Shooters…With Hockey Pucks

By Mac Slavo – Re-Blogged From Freedom Outpost

Would-be mass shooters beware: Faculty and students at Oakland University in Michigan are going to be ready to fight back, should you target their school.

University police are reportedly training faculty at the college to fight gunmen in their classrooms with an unlikely weapon: hockey pucks.

Who came up with this idea?

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California: Despite Strict Gun Control, Mom Buys Gun & Protects Kids from Home Invader

By Matt Agorist – Re-Blogged From Freedom Outpost

Taft, CA — In a reaction to the Parkland, Fl shooting, California Gov. Jerry Brown just signed the strictest gun control laws in the county into action this month—again. Despite already having the strictest gun laws in the nation, California took it one step further, making it that much harder for citizens to defend themselves. Luckily, however, one mom in Taft, California was able to acquire a gun that she used to protect her four children from a home invader.

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Firearms Stop Bad Guys in Several Incidents (Some w/out Firing a Shot)

By Joshua Paladino – Re-Blogged From Liberty Headlines

The National Rifle Association identified a number of recent incidents in which gun owners protected themselves and other innocent civilians.

In four cases, armed samaritans were able to thwart criminals without firing a shot.

A 70-year-old Arizona woman did not even have to shoot the suspect for the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office to give her the “Lifesaving Award.”

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Disarmed Countries – What Do they Look Like?

By Bradlee Dean – Re-Blogged From Freedom Outpost

“So it came to pass in the day of battle, that there was neither sword nor spear found in the hand of any of the people that were with Saul and Jonathan.” (1 Samuel 13:22)

Just recently, while taking care of business, I walked into a craft store where a woman was working. At first, I was not sure if I heard an English accent or not.  She spoke again and then I was sure of it.

I asked, “Are you from England?” and she said that she was. I then asked her how disarmament was working out for the people there.

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South Carolina Introduces Secession Bill In Response To Latest Attacks On Gun Owner Rights

By Tim Brown – Re-Blogged From Freedom Outpost

The US occupied state of South Carolina, at least that is what I call my home state, is once again presenting a front just as she did against the tyrant Abraham Lincoln before the War of Northern Aggression.  Three House representatives introduced a bill that would allow for representatives to debate the issue of secession “if the federal government confiscates legally purchased firearms in this State.”

The bill was sponsored by Republican Representative Mike Pitts (Laurens) and was co-sponsored by Republican Representatives Jonathon Hill (Anderson) and Ashley Trantham (Greenville).

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Frontier Gun Maker Remington Seeks Bankruptcy Protection

By Associated Press – Re-Blogged From Newsmax

Remington, a company that began making flintlock rifles when there were only 19 United States, has filed for bankruptcy protection.

Mounting debts at the arms manufacturer have snowballed, ironically, since the election of Donald Trump, who has called himself a “true friend” to the gun industry.

Remington, which as roots dating to 1816, has lined up $100 million with lenders to continue operations.

It remains unclear what will happen to the 3,500 or so employees at Remington as it reorganizes.

Image: Frontier Gun Maker Remington Seeks Bankruptcy Protection

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A Tale Of Two School Shootings

By Elizabeth Vaughn – Re-Blogged From Freedom Outpost

Two school shootings. Two completely different outcomes. What made the difference? Blaine Gaskill, a brave, well-trained School Resource Officer (SRO), acted without delay, to stop the shooter. It’s time to place a School Resource Officer (SRO) inside every school in America.

  1. Armed former student, with long history of mental health issues and problems with law enforcement, whose behavior “was so frightening to teachers that he’d been banned from even carrying a backpack into school,” enters school carrying a black duffle bag and opens fire. SRO stands outside the building and waits. Over 7 ½ minutes, 17 students and faculty members are killed and many are wounded.
  1. Armed student enters school. Fires first shot. SRO hears shot and in less than one minute, he engages the shooter. SRO kills the shooter. Result: 14-year-old boy wounded, stable condition, 16-year-old girl wounded, critical condition.

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University of Kansas Allows Concealed Carry — Look What Happened to Crime Rates

By   – Re-Blogged From Independent Journal Review

While lawmakers and students are debating how to address gun violence, one university is allowing students and faculty to carry guns — and it’s having a big impact on crime.

In a report released last week, the University of Kansas, which began allowing students to carry concealed firearms on campus on July 1, 2017, and recently increased the number of safety officers on the premises, said crime has decreased by 13 percent, the Lawrence Journal-World reported.

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Comparing Homicide Rates to Gun Ownership

Bu Onan Coca – Re-Blogged From Freedom Outpost

If you keep an eye on the media these days, you may notice that whenever they talk about guns, they talk about “gun homicide” as well. As if these two figures are inextricably linked and tell the whole story of the gun debate.

It’s simply not so.

An interesting graph that appeared on Facebook reminded me of the lies the anti-gunners tell using cherry-picked crime stats.

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Price of Bullets Slowly Rises as Firearms Industry Struggles

By Bloomberg – Re-Blogged From Newsmax

For the last few weeks, shooting enthusiasts may have been paying more for bullets without realizing it. Vista Outdoor Inc., which owns a variety of firearms and ammunition companies, recently announced that it had increased the price of ammunition last month.

In an earnings call held last week, Chief Executive Officer Chris Metz told investors that the company first increased the price of ammunition in early January. A second price increase will come in April, he added.

 Both boosts in price were “in the low- to mid-single digits.” Vista owns Federal Premium Ammunition, CCI, Estate Cartridge, and Force on Force, among other shooting-sports and outdoor product companies. Commodity pressure led to the increase, Metz said.

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Arm Every Teacher

By Adrian Vance – Re-Blogged From iPatriot

[I taught in middle & high schools for several years, and I agree with this author’s suggestion, especially when I note that the Las Vegas & Florida (and other) shootings were tied to terrorism. -Bob]

As one with eight years teaching Chemistry in high schools, with 1200 student years in schools ranging from a small town in Illinois to two in Los Angeles City Schools, and bearing a California Life Diploma Certification, which qualifies me to teach in any classroom in the state for the term of my life, I feel entitled to speak with authority on this matter.

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California Judge Blocks Implementation of Gun Magazine Ban

By Bob Adelmann – Re-Blogged From New American

U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez issued a temporary injunction against implementation of a California law passed last year that would have turned most of the state’s six million gun owners into criminals overnight. Previous law banned high-capacity magazines (containing more than 10 rounds) but grandfathered in those owners who already possessed them. The new law repeals that exemption and punishes mere possession of the offending magazines with fines and possible jail time, starting on Saturday, July 1.

Said Benitez:

If this injunction [is not issued] hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of otherwise law-abiding citizens will have an untenable choice: become an outlaw, or dispossess one’s self of lawfully acquired property. That is a choice they should not have to make….

The State of California’s desire to criminalize simple possession of a firearm magazine able to hold more than 10 rounds is precisely the type of policy choice that the Constitution takes off the table.

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80-Year Old Thwarts Robbers

By Onan Coca – Re-Blogged From Eagle Rising

Once again, the inalienable right to self-defense comes in handy for an innocent American citizen.

Just last week, an 80-year old man in Fairmont, West Virginia, was awoken in the middle of the night by someone knocking on his front door. Wisely, he answered the door with a concealed firearm. Upon opening the door, a young woman begged to use his phone and was quickly followed into the house by two seemingly armed thugs. The men brandished their weapons and threatened the elderly man while informing him that he was being robbed. However, this was no shrinking violet they were dealing with, and the man swiftly pulled his own weapon and opened fire.

Three of the four shots connected with their intended targets and the elderly homeowner then contacted the police. When the authorities arrived they found the elderly man waiting in front of his home with the bodies of two of the tree intruders. One, 28-year old Larry Shaver was dead from a gunshot to the head, the other, John Grossklaus, had been incapacitated by a gunshot to the abdomen.

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Our 2nd Amendment

By Senator Mark Green – Re-Blogged From Freedom Outpost

On December 15, 1791, the states of our fledgling democracy ratified ten amendments, which became known as the Bill of Rights.

The preamble to the Bill of Rights states it clearly, “the conventions of a number of states …expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers.” The intent of the Bill Of Rights was to restrain government abuses. These were designed to be checks and balances on the government. The second amendment reads: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”

Here, the founders state that to keep the state free, people have the right to keep and bear arms. The “why” we need a second amendment is clear: to protect a free state – to protect freedom.

James Madison initially proposed these amendments on June 8, 1789. Only six years prior to their proposal, the Treaty of Paris, ending the War with King George, was signed in 1783. The final agreement with England on America’s boundaries did not occur until 1795, with the Jay Treaty. The Bill of Rights was passed within eight years of a bloody war where citizen soldiers picked up their own weapons and overthrew a tyrannical government. It is clear that the authors of the second amendment intended to provide the citizenry a means to defend freedom from government, both at home and abroad.

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