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« Reply #200 on: January 11, 2012, 10:00:04 PM »

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« Reply #201 on: February 29, 2012, 09:23:35 AM »

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« Reply #202 on: April 07, 2012, 06:00:26 PM »


http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2012/04/chris-dumm/nw-burglars-continue-to-not-get-it-another-burglar-killed-more-flee/

 

NW Burglars Continue To Not Get It: Another Burglar Killed, More Flee

Posted on April 6, 2012 by Chris Dumm




While the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin saga unfolds in Florida amid protests and death threats, a different story is quietly playing itself out in the opposite corner of the country. But you might not know much about it, because this Northwest self-defense story isn’t getting much airplay on network news. Maybe because it doesn’t play into their race-baiting, anti-gun narrative.

This story just keeps going and going, because NW burglars continue to practically beg to be shot by breaking into other people’s homes. And NW homeowners keep obliging them by shooting them.

Four days ago we reported on a North Bend, WA homeowner who shot and killed the cocaine and alcohol-fueled madman who broke into his home and kicked down his bedroom door.

That followed a fatal shotgun home-defense shooting in La Center, Washington (also involving a heavily-intoxicated burglar) and a nonfatal rubber buckshot home-defense shooting in Portland, Oregon in January, where the wounded burglar tried to escape on his bicycle.

And another nonfatal home-defense shotgun blast in Seattle in February, where the wounded burglar hopped on a city bus to make his getaway. If you’re familiar with Portland or Seattle, you won’t think it unusual that wounded home-invasion burglars would try to escape on bicycles or public buses: it’s all about the carbon footprint after all.

And two days ago another home invader made an abrupt career change (from burglar to corpse) when he attacked a retired Puyallup, WA police officer. KING5.com reports:


PUYALLUP, Wash. — A retired Puyallup police officer shot and killed a man who was attempting to break into his home Wednesday afternoon.

Pierce County sheriff’s deputies said just before 4:30 p.m., a man who lives at a home in the 14300 block of 134th Avenue East was sleeping when people tried to break in. The owner grabbed his gun and fired, hitting one of the intruders. The group then fled.

Their next stop was the emergency room. According to deputies, the injured man was dropped off at Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup, where he later died.

That person has been identified as Kevin Fernandes, 21, of Spanaway.

That’s pronounced ‘Pew-allup’ if you’re wondering, but there’s more.

AND just yesterday there were two more home-defense DGUs, in which several would-be burglars ran for their lives at the sight of a homeowner’s firearm. One of those homeowners violated a cardinal rule of self-defense and fired his shotgun at the fleeing felon after the threat had ended, but no charges against him have been announced.

I’m almost embarrassed to live in a part of the country with so many lunatic, intoxicated or just plain stupid burglars, but at least at this rate most of them will be dead in a few decades if they don’t breed too fast. And I’m proud to live in a part of the country where homeowners are willing and ready to defend themselves.
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« Reply #203 on: April 08, 2012, 12:45:40 AM »

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« Reply #204 on: May 01, 2012, 01:28:02 PM »

Stabbing suspect has long criminal history
By Pat Reavy


SALT LAKE CITY — A man accused of stabbing people at random at a downtown Smith's Marketplace Thursday has a long criminal history.

Kiet Thanh Ly, 34, was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of attempted murder and aggravated assault. Two victims remained in very critical but stable condition Friday at a local hospital, according to Salt Lake police.

But investigators said Friday they still don't know what caused Ly — a South Vietnamese national — to "snap" Thursday afternoon.

Just before 5:30 p.m., police say Ly purchased a knife at Smith's Marketplace, 455 S. 500 East. He then walked into the parking lot and stabbed a 30-year-old man several times in the abdomen, according to a police report. He then allegedly attempted to stab several other people who were able to get away.

A second victim, a 45-year-old man, was cut several times on his arm and received a stab would to his head, said Salt Lake Police Lt. Brian Purvis.

That's when a 47-year-old man, who has a permit to carry a concealed weapon, took action.

"(The bystander) was suspicious of what might be going on, and when he saw the stabbing, he just drew his pistol and challenged the individual," Purvis said.

Ly was held on the ground until police arrived.

Friday, police released a statement from the concealed weapons holder who told them he wished to remain anonymous.

"I was in the right place at the right time and I did what I had to do," he told police.

Utah court records show Ly has had many run-ins with police dating back to 1997, and his behavior seemed to be more erratic and violent in recent years.

On Monday, he was convicted of joyriding and possessing another person's identification. He is scheduled to be sentenced on those charges in June. He was also convicted in March of misdemeanor theft and placed on probation.

Ly was charged in March in a separate case with sexual battery and two counts of lewdness stemming from incidents that allegedly occurred while he was a patient at St. Mark's Hospital, according to court records. On April 16, Ly submitted a letter to Judge Judith Atherton without advising his own attorneys about it. In the letter, Ly questions why actions he's charged with committing were such a big deal. That case was still pending as of Friday.

In 2011, Ly was convicted on an amended charge of attempted assault on a police officer. In that incident, Ly refused to leave an acquaintance's house, claiming he was homeless, according to court records. When police arrived, Ly took a stance as if he was going to throw punches, charging documents state. He then damaged a police car while being transported to jail.

Also in 2011, Ly was convicted on an amended charge of attempted aggravated assault for threatening a Department of Workforce Services employee with a knife, according to court records.
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« Reply #205 on: May 06, 2012, 03:32:04 PM »

(BTW, that caption isn't a typo for "Surprise! Man uses martial arts on intruder!"  Surprise, Arizona is a city on the western edge of the Phoenix metro area.)

From the Arizona Republic May 6 2012:

by D.S. Woodfill - May. 5, 2012 08:51 PM
The Republic | azcentral.com

Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/local/articles/2012/04/26/20120426surprise-martial-arts-intruder.html#ixzz1u7e9j2iu

David Jennings slowly emerged from a deep sleep, sensing that someone was standing by his bed.

In the dark room, the blue glow of the television illuminated a man's silhouette. The stranger was pointing a gun at Jennings' head.

"Don't move," the stranger said.


Crime victims often have just moments to react, as they decide how best to keep alive and protect loved ones. With his three children sleeping down the hall and his wife lying next to him, Jennings had a second to decide.

He moved.

2:50 A.M.

Jennings would later say it was almost as if he weren't directing his own actions.

Protect the family.

Jennings, who was lying on his stomach, reached around behind his back with his left arm and grabbed the intruder's hand that was holding the gun -- the same gun Jennings kept by his bed for protection, a Bersa .380 semiautomatic.

Jennings used his free hand to push himself off his bed and swung his left leg off the edge. Turning toward the intruder, Jennings lunged. He slammed his shoulder into the man's midsection, and with his arms wrapped around the stranger's torso, lifted him off the ground to take him off balance. With the stranger digging his fingernails into Jennings' back, the two crashed to the floor, about six feet from the foot of the bed.

Sitting on the stranger's torso, Jennings wrapped his leg around him to constrict his breathing.

"I was smashing his head into the ground, trying to keep him disoriented," Jennings said.

He shouted for his wife to call 911. Jennifer Jennings grabbed the phone and dialed but couldn't remember her own address. She composed herself enough to spit the words out and then ran from the room, jumping over the two men who were blocking the door. She took the children downstairs to the family room.

The intruder stopped struggling when the two hit the ground.

That's when he said something totally unexpected.

"He was just saying, 'I'm sorry. I'm sorry,' as he lay on his stomach," Jennings said. "He wasn't doing anything else. He was just laying there, his arms out to the side."

The gun was a few feet away, dropped during the struggle.

Jennifer unlocked the front door for the police.

Upstairs, she told them.

As two Surprise police officers charged into the room, guns drawn, they grabbed the aggressor, the one who had a man pinned to the bedroom floor on his stomach.

Jennifer, just behind them, saw the mistake.

"Wait, that's my husband."

They handcuffed the intruder and took him away.

David Jennings' hands shook for five hours.

Reaction

Whether Jennings reacted to the situation appropriately depends on who's doing the talking.

Surprise police Sgt. Bert Anzini praised Jennings for his quick action but stopped short of saying that everyone in that situation should react in the same way.

"It's the person -- the victim who's in this situation -- that has to make that choice of whether they're going to submit to the demands of the criminal and hope that there's no type of violence," Anzini said.

Michael Foley, who teaches self-defense, said victims in a similar situation as Jennings should definitely take action. Foley said when someone breaks into an occupied home and has a gun, "they're probably going to do something to you no matter if you comply or not."

"Your best bet is to fight with everything you've got," he said.

James Gierke, director of victims services for the National Organization for Victim Assistance, said taking on a criminal suspect is not always the right thing to do.

"I think (that's) way too black and white," he said. "There's a huge potential for you to escalate a situation. Sometimes compliance is the best approach.

"I cannot and I would not absolutely recommend that in every single situation the appropriate response is to fight. I think in certain situations compliance makes sense."

The aftermath

The man who broke into the Jenningses' home in the middle of the night had the misfortune to run into someone with some experience with fighting.

David Jennings said he briefly studied mixed martial arts five years ago, training that kicked in when he came under threat that night in his room. Mixed martial arts is a combat sport that uses techniques from wrestling, boxing and kickboxing as well as judo, Brazilian jujitsu and other fighting styles. Using his legs to constrict the intruder's breathing, which is known as a body lock, is one of the moves he learned.

The quick reaction came partly from his experience as a bouncer. But it was his life as a husband and father that led the 29-year-old to battle that weekend night in March.

"All those what-ifs -- like if he would have grabbed one of my sons or daughter," he said.

Surprise police arrested Ivan Sanchez, 18, who has a juvenile record for armed robbery and burglary.

Sanchez, accused of entering the Jennings house through an unlocked sliding-glass door, faces charges of aggravated assault and burglary.

Six weeks after the Jenningses awoke to the stranger beside their bed, David Jennings is thinking of putting in an alarm system. He double-checks the door locks every night. He still keeps the gun by his bed at night but started using a trigger lock.

Jennifer still sleeps with the lights on in the hallway and stairs outside their room. She makes her husband investigate every noise, no matter how minor. She is thinking about carrying a gun with her everywhere. She remembers how the intruder looked at them.

"That's what I see every night when I close my eyes."



Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/local/articles/2012/04/26/20120426surprise-martial-arts-intruder.html#ixzz1u7dlfbsx

A couple of interesting tactical issues come to mind from the article, including doing the evening routine of checking every door and window before going to bed (currently in Arizona, the weather is hot during the day but cools off at night, so a lot of people leave doors and windows open at night to cool the house...which is why burglaries and sexual assaults increase at this time of year, especially around apartments and dorm rooms), and, assuming events happened as described in the article (always an iffy proposition), the wisdom of keeping a (presumably loaded) firearm on the nightstand with children in the house. (Possibly the homeowner took it out at night.)

I can understand why some of the people quoted may not want the legal liability for saying you should always fight with someone who enters your home at night, but generally, that may well be a do-or-die situation, in my opinion. Most burglars statistically hit a house during the day, when they presume no one is home, as they are usually teenagers and/or junkies who just want to grab something they can quickly pawn or fence to support a drug habit, and enter through a broken back window or unlocked door. They generally do not seek confrontation (but can turn dangerous if confronted or trapped).  Cat-burglars, who enter a house at night when they believe someone is at home, are much more dangerous, often derive sexual satisfaction from entering a house when people are asleep, and are more likely to escalate to sexual assault or homicide during their criminal careers.  As the most likely next step in a home invasion scenario would have been binding the residents, resisting early was probably a good idea, IMO. If in an area where home invasions happen regularly, I've heard it suggested that the family have a plan that if someone yells a codeword ("RUN"! or "INTRUDER!" or whatever), everyone runs and separates and gets out any exit they can and seeks help, disrupting the attackers' game plan before it can coalesce.  It's probably better to resist early rather than when it is too late in this situation.
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« Reply #206 on: July 05, 2012, 04:03:22 PM »



http://www.theblaze.com/stories/lifeguard-fired-after-violating-policy-to-save-a-drowning-mans-life/
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« Reply #207 on: July 09, 2012, 03:30:39 PM »


http://www.king5.com/news/local/Iraq-war-vet-stands-up-to-bullies-on-Lacey-bus-136487923.html
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« Reply #208 on: July 19, 2012, 06:48:07 PM »



Good thing he had his knife!
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« Reply #209 on: July 22, 2012, 09:04:22 AM »

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/he-provided-me-the-opportunity-to-survive-woman-describes-how-military-boyfriend-took-a-bullet-for-her-during-shooting/
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« Reply #210 on: July 28, 2012, 09:44:54 AM »

NYTimes

Justices Rule Police Do Not Have a Constitutional Duty to Protect Someone
By LINDA GREENHOUSEPublished: June 28, 2005

WASHINGTON, June 27 - The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the police did not have a constitutional duty to protect a person from harm, even a woman who had obtained a court-issued protective order against a violent husband making an arrest mandatory for a violation.

The decision, with an opinion by Justice Antonin Scalia and dissents from Justices John Paul Stevens and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, overturned a ruling by a federal appeals court in Colorado. The appeals court had permitted a lawsuit to proceed against a Colorado town, Castle Rock, for the failure of the police to respond to a woman's pleas for help after her estranged husband violated a protective order by kidnapping their three young daughters, whom he eventually killed.

For hours on the night of June 22, 1999, Jessica Gonzales tried to get the Castle Rock police to find and arrest her estranged husband, Simon Gonzales, who was under a court order to stay 100 yards away from the house. He had taken the children, ages 7, 9 and 10, as they played outside, and he later called his wife to tell her that he had the girls at an amusement park in Denver.

Ms. Gonzales conveyed the information to the police, but they failed to act before Mr. Gonzales arrived at the police station hours later, firing a gun, with the bodies of the girls in the back of his truck. The police killed him at the scene.

The theory of the lawsuit Ms. Gonzales filed in federal district court in Denver was that Colorado law had given her an enforceable right to protection by instructing the police, on the court order, that "you shall arrest" or issue a warrant for the arrest of a violator. She argued that the order gave her a "property interest" within the meaning of the 14th Amendment's due process guarantee, which prohibits the deprivation of property without due process.

The district court and a panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit dismissed the suit, but the full appeals court reinstated it and the town appealed. The Supreme Court's precedents made the appellate ruling a challenging one for Ms. Gonzales and her lawyers to sustain.

A 1989 decision, DeShaney v. Winnebago County, held that the failure by county social service workers to protect a young boy from a beating by his father did not breach any substantive constitutional duty. By framing her case as one of process rather than substance, Ms. Gonzales and her lawyers hoped to find a way around that precedent.

But the majority on Monday saw little difference between the earlier case and this one, Castle Rock v. Gonzales, No. 04-278. Ms. Gonzales did not have a "property interest" in enforcing the restraining order, Justice Scalia said, adding that "such a right would not, of course, resemble any traditional conception of property."

Although the protective order did mandate an arrest, or an arrest warrant, in so many words, Justice Scalia said, "a well-established tradition of police discretion has long coexisted with apparently mandatory arrest statutes."

But Justices Stevens and Ginsburg, in their dissenting opinion, said "it is clear that the elimination of police discretion was integral to Colorado and its fellow states' solution to the problem of underenforcement in domestic violence cases." Colorado was one of two dozen states that, in response to increased attention to the problem of domestic violence during the 1990's, made arrest mandatory for violating protective orders.

"The court fails to come to terms with the wave of domestic violence statutes that provides the crucial context for understanding Colorado's law," the dissenting justices said.

Organizations concerned with domestic violence had watched the case closely and expressed disappointment at the outcome. Fernando LaGuarda, counsel for the National Network to End Domestic Violence, said in a statement that Congress and the states should now act to give greater protection.

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« Reply #211 on: August 01, 2012, 05:56:42 AM »

http://www.examiner.com/article/3-arrested-after-robbing-and-beating-87-year-old-veteran
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« Reply #212 on: August 02, 2012, 08:18:32 AM »

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/01/lauren-kornacki-lifts-bmw_n_1728396.html
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« Reply #213 on: August 08, 2012, 10:52:02 PM »

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2184465/Heroic-Civil-War-buff-uses-400-year-old-Cavalier-fighting-skills-disarm-knife-wielding-robber-attacked-shop-worker.html#ixzz22rbuK4QB
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« Reply #214 on: August 14, 2012, 08:16:21 PM »

Decent, short video:

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« Reply #215 on: August 25, 2012, 09:17:28 AM »

http://www.abc4.com/content/news/top_stories/story/conceal-and-carry-stabbing-salt-lake-city-smiths/NDNrL1gxeE2rsRhrWCM9dQ.cspx
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« Reply #216 on: August 28, 2012, 08:05:17 AM »

http://www.nwcn.com/home/?fId=167589755&fPath=/news/local&fDomain=10202
 
"I got out with a 2x4 and I broke it over him... I'm not gonna lie, I just went over there and I just stomped him in his face and mouth," Robinson said.
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« Reply #217 on: August 28, 2012, 09:50:40 PM »

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« Reply #218 on: August 30, 2012, 10:06:34 AM »



http://digitaltexan.net/2012/state/texas-gunslinger-vic-stacy-wins-shootout-killer/article38007/#.UD9o9Yl5mc0
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« Reply #219 on: August 31, 2012, 08:14:27 AM »

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/los-angeles-plans-charge-family-electrocuted-good-samaritans-174537361.html
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« Reply #220 on: September 05, 2012, 08:23:56 AM »

http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/expert+Wyatt+Lewis+fatally+stabbed+protecting+friend/7183999/story.html
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« Reply #221 on: September 06, 2012, 01:19:54 PM »



App for giving assistance.
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« Reply #222 on: November 01, 2012, 10:11:50 AM »

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=fa9_1351626975
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« Reply #223 on: November 03, 2012, 06:03:14 PM »



http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=J6gcFPjdwiI

Also, some remarkably stupid comments from the news folks.
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« Reply #224 on: November 29, 2012, 06:26:53 PM »

http://gunssavelives.net/self-defense/female-store-clerk-gets-in-gun-fight-with-3-armed-robbers-and-wins/

Female Store Clerk Gets in Gun Fight With 3 Armed Robbers and Wins


A store clerk in Columbia, SC was facing three armed robbers during her night shift.

When the three men began firing their guns in the air, the clerk grabbed her own weapon and opened fire on the suspects.

One of the would be robbers was shot in the chest, caught by police and is being treated at an area hospital.

The other two suspects escaped, but police believe one of them may have also been shot.

The clerk was not harmed.

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« Reply #225 on: November 30, 2012, 11:04:30 AM »

This happened at a nearby town:

Police took a suspect into custody Wednesday on suspicion of home invasion after he was released from Heartland Regional Medical Center, where he had been treated for stab wounds to his legs and arms.

Marcus Bell, 22, of Marion was stabbed by a homeowner who managed to obtain a knife during an altercation. Bell reportedly was armed with a gun.

“There was a gun and knife involved and the knife won,” said Detective T.J. Warren of the Marion Police Department.

Police got an emergency call shortly before 8 p.m. from a house in the 1700 block of Faust Street.

Bell had apparently made forcible entry into the house and confronted the homeowner. They got into altercation. The homeowner was able to defend himself with a knife, stabbing Bell multiple times before he (Bell) fled the scene.

Officers trailed Bell to a Marion motel where he was arrested. He was  taken to Heartland before being booked into Williamson County jail, Warren said.

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« Reply #226 on: November 30, 2012, 04:26:24 PM »

http://shine.yahoo.com/work-money/san-francisco-woman-apprehends-burglar-bear-spray-live-184900837.html
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« Reply #227 on: December 04, 2012, 12:40:25 PM »

George Zimmerman Photograph
on 03 December 2012.

This is a photo of George Zimmerman taken by a police officer on the night of February 26, 2012. A black and white photocopy of this image was provided by the State in the first Discovery. This high-resolution digital file was finally provided to the defense on October 29, 2012. This image was disclosed in the State's 9th Supplemental Discovery.  In accordance with the updates to our media policy that we published on November 13, we will be making all public documents related to the case available on our website, including the rest of the State's 9th Supplemental Discovery as soon as we are sure it has been properly redacted according to the Court's stipulations on protecting information regarding specific witnesses.


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« Reply #228 on: December 17, 2012, 10:34:08 PM »


http://gunssavelives.net/

http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2011/crime-in-the-u.s.-2011/tables/expanded-homicide-data-table-15

http://johnrlott.blogspot.com/
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« Reply #229 on: December 18, 2012, 11:14:29 AM »

WHAT do Mir Aimal Kansi, Ali Abu Kamal, Hesham Mohamed Hadayet and Nidal Malik Hasan have in common with Eric Harris, Dylan Klebold, Seung-Hui Cho and Adam Lanza? The first four claimed to be fighting the American government’s unholy oppression of Muslims; they struck the C.I.A. headquarters, the Empire State Building, Los Angeles International Airport and the Army base at Fort Hood, Tex., respectively. The last four seemed to be driven by personal motives; they shot up a high school, a university and an elementary school.

For years, the conventional wisdom has been that suicide terrorists are rational political actors, while suicidal rampage shooters are mentally disturbed loners. But the two groups have far more in common than has been recognized.

Over the last three years, I have examined interviews, case studies, suicide notes, martyrdom videos and witness statements and found that suicide terrorists are indeed suicidal in the clinical sense — which contradicts what many psychologists and political scientists have long asserted. Although suicide terrorists may share the same beliefs as the organizations whose propaganda they spout, they are primarily motivated by the desire to kill and be killed — just like most rampage shooters.

In fact, we should think of many rampage shooters as nonideological suicide terrorists. In some cases, they claim to be fighting for a cause — neo-Nazism, eugenics, masculine supremacy or an antigovernment revolution — but, as with suicide terrorists, their actions usually stem from something much deeper and more personal.

There appears to be a triad of factors that sets these killers apart. The first is that they are generally struggling with mental health problems that have produced their desire to die. The specific psychiatric diagnoses vary widely, and include everything from clinical depression and post-traumatic stress disorder to schizophrenia and others forms of psychosis. The suicide rate was 12.4 per 100,000 people in the United States in 2010 (the highest in 15 years). Suicide is relatively rare, but it is rarer still in most Muslim countries. This is a very limited pool from which most suicide terrorists and rampage shooters come.

The second factor is a deep sense of victimization and belief that the killer’s life has been ruined by someone else, who has bullied, oppressed or persecuted him. Not surprisingly, the presence of mental illness can inflame these beliefs, leading perpetrators to have irrational and exaggerated perceptions of their own victimization. It makes little difference whether the perceived victimizer is an enemy government (in the case of suicide terrorists) or their boss, co-workers, fellow students or family members (in the case of rampage shooters).

The key is that the aggrieved individual feels that he has been terribly mistreated and that violent vengeance is justified. In many cases, the target for revenge becomes broader and more symbolic than a single person, so that an entire type or category of people is deemed responsible for the attacker’s pain and suffering. Then, the urge to commit suicide becomes a desire for murder-suicide, which is even rarer; a recent meta-analysis of 16 studies suggests that only two to three of every one million Americans commit murder-suicide each year.

The third factor is the desire to acquire fame and glory through killing. More than 70 percent of murder-suicides are between spouses or romantic or sexual partners, and these crimes usually take place at home. Attackers who commit murder-suicide in public are far more brazen and unusual. Most suicide terrorists believe they will be honored and celebrated as “martyrs” after their deaths and, sure enough, terrorist organizations produce martyrdom videos and memorabilia so that other desperate souls will volunteer to blow themselves up.

Similarly, rampage shooters have often been captivated by the idea that they will become posthumously famous. “Isn’t it fun to get the respect that we’re going to deserve?” the Columbine shooter Eric Harris remarked. He had fantasized with his fellow attacker, Dylan Klebold, that the filmmakers Steven Spielberg and Quentin Tarantino would fight over the rights to their life story.

Although we can only speculate, Adam Lanza’s decision to target elementary school children in Newtown, Conn., may have been a calculated attempt to get as much attention as possible. Despite misconceptions to the contrary, many mentally ill people are quite capable of staging their attacks for symbolic effect. In 2002, the Washington-area snipers John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo shot a middle schooler, then taunted the police with a note that said “Your children are not safe anywhere at any time.” Mr. Lanza may have realized that the only thing that generates more attention than killing random innocent adults is killing random innocent children.

It is tempting to look back at recent history and wonder what’s wrong with America — our culture and our policies. But underneath the pain, the rage and the desire to die, rampage shooters like Mr. Lanza are remarkably similar to aberrant mass killers — including suicide terrorists — in other countries. The difference rests in how they are shaped by cultural forces and which destructive behaviors they seek to copy. The United States has had more than its share of rampage shootings, but only a few suicide attacks. Other countries are regularly plagued by suicidal explosions, but rarely experience a school shooting.

I can’t help but wonder about Eric Harris, Dylan Klebold, Seung-Hui Cho and Adam Lanza. If they had been born in Gaza or the West Bank, shaped by terrorist organizations’ hateful propaganda, would they have strapped bombs around their waists and blown themselves up? I’m afraid the answer is yes.


Adam Lankford, an assistant professor of criminal justice at the University of Alabama, is the author of the forthcoming book “The Myth of Martyrdom: What Really Drives Suicide Bombers, Rampage Shooters, and Other Self-Destructive Killers.”
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« Reply #230 on: December 18, 2012, 01:39:39 PM »

Though the hero here was a LEO, the principal of CCW applies, thus I post it here:

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/man-attempts-to-open-fire-on-crowd-at-movie-theater-armed-off-duty-sheriffs-deputy-drops-him-with-one-bullet/
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« Reply #231 on: December 21, 2012, 03:40:34 PM »

http://godfatherpolitics.com/8635/armed-citizen-saves-cops-life/
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« Reply #232 on: December 24, 2012, 11:55:07 AM »



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMg0FQS6Fqo&feature=youtube_gdata_player
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« Reply #233 on: January 07, 2013, 01:06:40 PM »

http://missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/woman-holds-suspect-at-gunpoint-after-husband-attacked/article_e601ca4c-56b2-11e2-9a56-0019bb2963f4.html
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« Reply #234 on: January 13, 2013, 12:49:21 AM »



http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20130112/NEWS/13011200...
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« Reply #235 on: January 19, 2013, 04:26:12 PM »

http://www.kten.com/story/19848350/12-year-old-shoots-home-intruder

12 Year Old Shoots Home Intruder
Posted: Oct 17, 2012 5:29 PM MDT
By Alex Belser, Reporter

 BRYAN COUNTY, OK--A day off for fall break was anything but relaxing for a 12-year old Bryan County girl, when an intruder broke into her home on Michael Avenue.

Deputies say, the girl was home alone when a man she'd never seen before, rang the front doorbell. They say when no one answered the door, the man went around to the back of the house and kicked a door open. That's when authorities say, the girl grabbed a gun and hid in a bathroom closet.

"He had worked his way all the way through the house and into the bathroom. And from what we understand, he was turning the doorknob when she fired through the door." Says Bryan County Under sheriff, Ken Golden.

After the man was shot, The 12- year old ran out of the closet and called for help.
Authorities say she kept her cool despite the potential danger. "She was very brave, she stayed on the phone with the dispatcher the whole time - talked all the way through it and was still on the phone with dispatch when we got into the house." Says Golden.

Deputies tell KTEN, the man was taken by helicopter to a hospital in Plano, Texas and he's expected to survive.

Under sheriff Ken Golden says the girl is a hero and that under the circumstances, she did everything right to protect herself ."She did everything she was supposed to do and as a last resort, she did what she had to do to protect herself."

The Home intruder has been identified as Stacy Jones of Texarkana. So far no charges have been filed. The girl's name has not been released.

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« Reply #236 on: January 21, 2013, 06:36:12 PM »

Would you want to have to give this a try with NY's 7 shots? or even the 10 of elsewhere?

http://newsok.com/burglars-shot-in-southeast-oklahoma-city-police-said/article/3747217
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« Reply #237 on: January 24, 2013, 01:02:15 PM »

Just an ad from Glock, but good fun:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2gCFOtaZPo&feature=player_embedded
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« Reply #238 on: February 01, 2013, 05:39:24 PM »

http://www.click2houston.com/news/Home-invasion-suspect-arrested-after-woman-opens-fire/-/1735978/18331728/-/format/rss_2.0/-/s329rz/-/index.html

Home invasion suspect arrested after woman opens fire

Suspect arrested at hospital

 Author: Camille Williams, Reporter, cwilliams@kprc.com

Published On: Jan 29 2013 10:18:36 PM CST Updated On: Jan 30 2013 08:27:52 AM CST

Mother distracts, shoots home invader

MAGNOLIA, Texas -
A home invasion suspect was arrested at a hospital after a mother shot him during the crime at a Montgomery County home, deputies said Wednesday.

Erin, who asked to be identified only by her first name, told Local 2 she was putting her 6-year-old son to bed when she heard a loud noise coming from her bedroom on Mink Lake Drive Friday night.

"I threw the cover over my son and I took off running, screaming to the living room to let my dogs out," she said.



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Deputies: Mom surprises home invaders with gun

Erin said she turned around and saw three masked men, pointing a gun right at her.

"When I saw three of them, I knew I was in a lot of trouble. I said, 'The TV is the most expensive thing I own. You could take that through the front door and go with it,' and they said, 'No, the money, the money,'" said Erin.

Erin said she had to think fast as the men headed towards her son's room. The mom said she distracted the men as she rushed to get her gun.

"Somehow the way it happened, as they were going down the hallway, I told them sometimes I keep money under the mattress, which is not true. But I needed to get to where my gun was," she said.

The men followed her to her bedroom.

"I was pretending to move the mattress. It's really heavy, so I was trying to move their attention to the mattress because they wouldn't take their eyes off of me. I needed a split second for them to take their eyes off of me. I said, 'It might be under here.' They started talking to each other in Spanish and then a roll of duct tape came out," said Erin.

At this point, Erin said she prayed for something to distract them so she could grab her gun. She said her prayers were answered when her dogs ran in and started barking.

"They all turned around and looked. I grabbed my gun, cocked it, I turned and shot him right in the stomach," said Erin.

Two of the men escaped. Erin said she pointed a gun at a third suspect, but he went after her before she could shoot.

"We wrestled around in my bedroom and he came after me. I had my gun like this. He kneed me in the face. He just jerked the gun right out of my hand and took off," she said.

Next, Erin rushed to her son's room.

"I looked and saw Kaden and he had the covers up to his eyes," said Erin.

She grabbed her son, got another gun and called 911. The mother said her story would have ended much differently if she didn't have her pistol.

"Protecting yourself goes into our Second Amendment, the right to bear arms. And thousands of people died to give me the right that saved my life," said Erin.

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office said Adrian Granados-Yepez, 27, of Tomball, was arrested at Memorial Hermann Hospital Monday night, where he was being treated for a gunshot wound.

Anyone with information on the other suspects is asked to call Montgomery County Crime Stoppers at 800-392-STOP.

Probably some poor undocumented Americans just wanting to help her with home repairs.
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« Reply #239 on: February 04, 2013, 03:46:30 PM »

Definitely NSFW:

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/trending/189682131.html?fb_action_ids=10200704853290041&fb_action_types=og.recommends&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map=%7B%2210200704853290041%22%3A123274764514999%7D&action_type_map=%7B%2210200704853290041%22%3A%22og.recommends%22%7D&action_ref_map
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« Reply #240 on: February 08, 2013, 07:32:41 PM »

Hippie Hero, the musical

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=wDQTvuP1Dgs#!
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« Reply #241 on: February 08, 2013, 07:37:12 PM »

Only in California would the stoner with the bloody axe be the sanest person involved in an incident.
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« Reply #242 on: February 10, 2013, 09:43:11 AM »



http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/02/08/its-been-a-bad-week-for-robbers-in-detroit-concealed-carry-holders-fight-back-and-open-fire/
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« Reply #243 on: February 14, 2013, 10:40:27 PM »


What the hell? Is this one of the same people that shout that people that voted for the Tea Party should die?

Thanks for the laugh.
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« Reply #244 on: March 08, 2013, 08:49:39 PM »



http://www.guns.com/2012/08/01/texas-gun-owner-shoot-out/
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« Reply #245 on: March 09, 2013, 08:39:41 AM »


165 yards hits with a handgun is very impressive!
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« Reply #246 on: March 09, 2013, 09:09:57 PM »

I caught that too! 

Perhaps a bit of a Texas tall tale?
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« Reply #247 on: March 09, 2013, 09:21:45 PM »

Well, I have put rounds on steel IPSC type targets  at 100 yards in a class. I was prone and had no time pressure though.
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« Reply #248 on: April 16, 2013, 08:43:53 AM »



http://www.blackenterprise.com/news/student-suspended-disarm-gunman-on-bus/#.UW0Y7DdagQQ.facebook
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« Reply #249 on: April 23, 2013, 08:42:13 AM »

http://www.conservativerefocus.com/blog5.php/2013/04/16/4-man-home-invasion-successfully-defended-by-armed-homeowner-two-assailants-dead-in-nc
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