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The Armed Citizen # 9

I figured it was time for another installment of the Armed Citizen. This one is out of Yakima Wa.

Jason Moore returned home to find a strange car outside. A concealed-carry license holder, he grabbed a .45-caliber handgun from his truck and inspected the home, finding the back door kicked in.

Once inside, he spied a man in the bedroom. He approached cautiously and spotted another suspect. The second man was holding Moore’s own shotgun. “I fired one round and he went down,” Moore said. “I immediately dialed 9-1-1 and told them not to move … I told them that a lot.” The injured suspect complied, but the other claimed to be a gang member who would have Moore killed.

When police arrived, they informed Moore that the injured suspect was wanted by U.S. Marshals on drug charges and his accomplice was a suspect in a homicide. “It’s just scary to know that there were two people that bad in my house and in my bedroom,” said Moore.

(Yakima Herald-Republic, Yakima, WA, 11/21/07)

The Armed Citizen # 9

I figured we were due for another installment of the Armed Citizen, so here we are. This one out of Yakima Wa.

Jason Moore returned home to find a strange car outside. A concealed-carry license holder, he grabbed a .45-caliber handgun from his truck and inspected the home, finding the back door kicked in.

Once inside, he spied a man in the bedroom. He approached cautiously and spotted another suspect. The second man was holding Moore’s own shotgun. “I fired one round and he went down,” Moore said. “I immediately dialed 9-1-1 and told them not to move … I told them that a lot.”

The injured suspect complied, but the other claimed to be a gang member who would have Moore killed. When police arrived, they informed Moore that the injured suspect was wanted by U.S. Marshals on drug charges and his accomplice was a suspect in a homicide.

“It’s just scary to know there were two people that bad in my house and in my bedroom,” said Moore.

(Yakima Herald-Republic, Yakima, WA, 11/21/07)

The Armed Citizen # 8

Tiffany and Adrian McKinnon returned from vacation to find their Montgomery, Ala., home ransacked.

“Tears just rolled down my face as I walked in and saw everything gone and piles of trash all over my home,” recalled Tiffany. Adrian was surveying the damage when, incredibly, a man walked through the back door wearing Adrian’s hat!

Police say Adrian pointed a gun at the suspect and told him to lie on the floor. Then Adrian got an idea: He forced the suspect to clean up the mess.

When police arrived, the suspect griped about his treatment. “The police officer laughed at him when he complained and said anybody else would have shot him dead,” said Tiffany. (Associated Press, 10/18/07)

Anti-gun Gavin Newsom, poster child for the radical left.

This guy epitomizes what the radical left is all about, particularly when it comes to the second amendment.

Mike and Larry have both posted that the concerns by gun owners are overblown when it comes to our concerns about loss of our gun rights. Larry, and Mike too I believe, have both indicated they think the NRA is spreading propaganda to cause fear in pro-second amendment people. Larry believes the NRA is being unnecessarily divisive in the polictical arena.

I disagree with Mike and Larry and people of their ilk. We have radical judges that are legislating from the bench, and we have politicians enacting laws that are way contrary to the 2nd amendment. Gavin Newsom and his empire of San Francisco is the latest example of this, read below.

There is a novel that was written by John Ross called “Unintended Consequences”. I believe it should be required reading for all those that are part of the gun culture. The book is a blue print on how gun owners may very well have to deal with factions of the government over our gun rights in the future. All judges, law enforcement officers, and politicians should read it as well for their wake-up call.

January 9, 2008

San Francisco Gun Ban Ruled Null and Void NRA Wins Big in California State Court of Appeals Fairfax, VA - The California State Court of Appeals announced today their decision to overturn one of the most restrictive gun bans in the country, following a legal battle by attorneys for the National Rifle Association (NRA) and a previous court order against the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

"Today's decision by the California State Court of Appeals is a big win for the law-abiding citizens and NRA Members of San Francisco," declared Chris W. Cox, NRA's chief lobbyist.

Why the Fear?

So why do us that are pro- 2nd amendment types like to have our guns with us? Are we compensating for something? Are we paranoid? Or do we think like good Boy Scouts and are prepared?

People like Anon-Larry think it isn’t a good use of money/resources. Or they think it’s unlikely it will ever be needed. Perhaps they believe it’s a risk to their well being if us gun lovers have our gun with us.

Of course I would disagree with each of those assertions. Guns hold their value very well, much better than a car or a computer for example. People who say it’s unlikely you will ever really need a gun, and yes they’re probably correct. But it is also highly unlikely you will need your seatbelt, but we put them on each time we get in the car. I can remember our first car that came with seatbelts. It was a 1966 Dodge Charger. I wore my seatbelt then, and still do to this day. In 42+ years of wearing a seatbelt, I have been involved in only two collisions neither of which wearing a seatbelt would have mattered. But guns, like a seatbelt, if you really need it you want to be sure you have it. Also, carrying a gun has next to no risk to John Q. Citizen.

So why do we gun nuts carry our guns, and why do the anti-gunners hate it so much?

The Armed Citizen # 7

Photographer Jeff Dykehouse, whose non-profit business provides free portraits of terminally ill children and their families, was working in his shop when the sound of breaking glass interrupted his labor of love.

The photographer grabbed a firearm and went to the front of the shop, where he found an intruder had broken through the glass door.

According to police, Dykehouse announced he was armed, but the intruder ignored the warning and charged, forcing Dykehouse to shoot him. The intruder died at the scene.

(The Grand Rapids Press, Ann Arbor, MI, 10/09/07)

The Armed Citizen # 6

Returning home to find a man rooting around in her living room, a 22-year-old woman quickly fled to the bedroom.

She locked the door behind her and obtained her husband’s handgun and ammunition. According to authorities, the young woman fled to an adjacent bathroom and turned the door’s lock while the intruder forcefully entered the bedroom. She quickly loaded her husband’s gun and, when the intruder began pounding on the bathroom door, she fired a single shot.

Upon realizing his intended victim was armed, the once-brazen thug fled the home.

(The Record, West Paterson, NJ, 09/26/07)

Dennis Miller's top five for 2007

Good choices, certainly better than Time's choice.

Laugh a little

Other blogs I have been on will have a thread devoted to jokes. I haven't seen one here, so I thought it might be good if we laughed together instead of always arm wrestling the issues.

So I will go first:

A tour bus driver is driving with a bus load of seniors down a highway when he is tapped on his shoulder by a little old lady.

She offers him a handful of peanuts, which he gratefully munches up.

After about 15 minutes, she taps him on the shoulder again and she hands him another handful of peanuts.

When she is about to hand him another batch again . . . he asks the little old lady, "Why don't you eat the peanuts yourself?"

"We can't chew them because we've no teeth", she replied.

The puzzled driver asks, "Well . . . why do you buy them then?"

The old lady replied, "We just love the chocolate around them".

Guns and Race

Mike posted about the link of gun ownership and racism. I'm guessing he is teaching a history lesson, which I'm not really interested in. There is quite a bit of history for Mike to call on and clearly there WAS a link. I also like history, and there is a lot to be learned from history, but when we are talking about current RKBA issues and self-defense with a firearm, I like to keep the discussion on track, with less history and more current information.

From what I have read, blacks use firearms for murder more than whites.

Also, blacks kill whites more than whites killing blacks. This is total homicides not just with firearms.

So Mike, is there a current bent to the racism and firearms issue, or are we only talking American History again?

The racism & firearms link is just another angle by the anti-gunners to demonize guns and gun owners, IMO.

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