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Repost- Armed civilian who took down Walmart shooter is pastor, medic – CBS News

June 19, 2018

Image from Seattle Times

Now that is a hero. RM

The “armed civilian who shot and killed a man who had wounded two others Sunday night at a Washington state Walmart is a pastor and a medic..  ..the (armed) suspect then tried yet another carjacking in the parking lot, but was approached by two armed civilians. One shot the attacker dead..

“The civilian who killed the gunman is a pastor who works with the Oakville Fire Department, where he is a lieutenant and an emergency medical technician.”

Source: Armed civilian who took down Walmart shooter is pastor, medic – CBS News


Repost- Teachers and guns: firearm training where educators learn to take down shooters

June 19, 2018

NBC interviews teachers at a FASTER training course. I found the reporting shallow. RM

“My students are my kids, basically, and I want to be able to protect them just like I would protect my own son,” said a 34-year-old Ohio teacher..”

Source: Teachers and guns: Inside a firearm training where educators learn to take down shooters

Civilians Stop Mass Murder- the real news you didn’t see

June 18, 2018

I research news stories of civilian self-defense. These important events receive relatively little media coverage. We had some important cases in just the last few weeks. I’ll give you the details, but first let me explain why these stories are important to understand.

Timeline-  There are about 20 million citizens licensed to carry a concealed weapon in public. Per person, there are more armed civilians in states like Indiana and Alabama than in states like New Jersey and California. On average, an armed civilian is much closer to you than the police. That matters when time is critical.

Violent attacks come as a surprise.

“Bang.” What was that? Was it a gunshot?

“Bang” That guy is shooting people. What should I do?

Most people run. Some armed defenders will move toward the gunfire and stop the attacks. That is what good guys do.

If you are a disarmed civilian then you run until you feel safe. Once you’ve regained your wits a few minutes later, you call the police. The average police response time is twelve and a half minutes from when you make the call. The murderer may shoot at will until he is confronted. The police may, or may not, advance on an armed gunman. On average, there are an additional 12 victims if we wait for the police to arrive.

It is the victims we don’t see, the dozen who were saved and who never make the news, that makes these such important stories. Why didn’t you know about the dozen people saved?


The news media isn’t in the business of telling us about what didn’t happen. They are biased to sell fear and outrage. They sell emotion, not information. If you doubt that claim then please consider this.

Which is a more important for you to know, the news stories with many people shot..or the stories with many people saved? Which story will receive days of attention and which will receive a few seconds of coverage?

There is also a second type of bias at play. It is subtle, but I can think of several recent instances when there were several independent civilian defenders who responded to the same violent attack. Each defender acted alone. They all converged on the attacker. One of these defenders shot first. The others become invisible to the news media in that moment.

In fact, these armed defenders are out there with us all the time. They are concealed rather than invisible. Here are the two recent events I had in mind where multiple “invisible” armed civilians stopped an armed murderer.

Photo from the Mercury News

Louie’s Grill & Bar, Lake Hefner, Oklahoma City, OK-  At the end of May, a mentally ill man walked into a lakeside restaurant. He complained of hearing demons in his TV and from his computer. The murderer walked inside the restaurant and shot three strangers, a mother and her two young daughters. Patrons ran and hid. The restaurant is posted as a “gun-free” zone so there were no armed defenders inside. Two of our invisible defenders ran to their cars and got their guns. They followed the attacker through the restaurant and shot him. They did not shoot each other.

Photo from the Seattle Times

Walmart store, Tumwater, WA-  In the middle of June, an armed criminal carjacked a 16 year old girl. Some news reports describe the young woman as having been shot while other reports say she suffered only minor injuries. The criminal drove the stolen car to a nearby Walmart. He walked inside the store and shot a display case several times. The shoppers fled from the store and ran into the parking lot. The criminal carjacked a second person outside the store. This time, we know the criminal shot the owner of the car. News reports say that armed civilians converged on the criminal and shot him. Conflicting reports credit two defenders while some reports indicate there were as many as three armed defenders. Later news reports, now confirmed, said that one of the armed defenders got a medical kit from his car and applied first aid to the seriously wounded victim of the carjacking. The victim survived the attack.

One of the armed defenders was in the store parking lot with his family. Like many other examples, this looked like an ordinary afternoon. There was no sign that trouble was on the way. These defenders chose to go armed anyway and then saved many innocent lives as a result. You could do that too.

I thank those of you who carry concealed. You may be invisible to the media, but you clearly made a difference here.


Repost- Trump calls for congressional term limits

June 17, 2018

This would would term limits in the Senate. One and done. RM

President Trump signaled support on Monday for congressional term limits, saying he discussed the issue with a group of first-term lawmakers.”I recently had a terrific meeting with a bipartisan group of freshman lawmakers who feel very strongly in favor of Congressional term limits,” Trump tweeted. “I gave them my full support and endorsement for their efforts.”

Source: Trump calls for congressional term limits

Recent Lies About Gun Control

June 15, 2018

I have one small thing to ask of the gun-prohibitionists. Please stop lying to us.  For extra credit, I’d like the rights-restrictors to stop lying to themselves as well. Even that may be too much to ask. If the gun control advocates must lie, then make up some new propaganda. The old lies are wearing thin, and here are some obvious ones. See if you agree.

The police will take care of us.

The courts have ruled time and again that the police have no duty to protect us. The police are not liable for our protection even if you called the police and asked for help before you were attacked. The police collect evidence of a crime. If a criminal is active long enough, then eventually the police might catch him. Whether a jury will convict the criminal, whether a judge will sentence him and he will actually serve his sentence, is another question entirely. The police might, or might not, stop a crime committed right in front of them.

Let’s look at the problem from another perspective. Please conduct this experiment yourself. I couldn’t make a cell phone call while my wife was trying to tickle me, and I am only slightly ticklish. I couldn’t call the police even though I am considerably larger and stronger than my wife.

Criminals are far more brutal. I certainly couldn’t make a 911 call while I was being beaten, raped, stabbed, or shot.. and I don’t want you to try this for yourself. We can try and call the police once the attack is over if we still have our cell phones and our wits. The average police response time in the US is twelve and a half minutes.

Robberies are over in seconds. The police can’t take care of us when danger strikes.

We can stop criminals from getting guns.

Gun prohibition doesn’t work. We’ve tried prohibition before. We made alcohol illegal and criminals sold alcohol. Drugs are illegal today, and selling illegal drugs is a 100 billion dollar industry in the US. Drug gangs also smuggle millions of illegal immigrants into the US, so importing a small package containing firearms is trivial.

In bleeding Chicago, fully 98 out of 100 criminals obtained their guns illegally. The street price for an illegal gun is less than the price to buy a new gun legally at a gun shop. An honest person needs three days to get a handgun in Illinois due to mandatory waiting periods. On the other hand, a criminal gets a fresh gun in a few hours, and all the background checks and waiting periods in the world won’t stop him.

The situation is worse in countries that outlawed civilian firearms. Criminals break gun laws just as they break other laws.

This is only common sense gun safety legislation. We’re not out to take your guns.

We’ve had gubernatorial candidates who said they would issue emergency decrees and act unilaterally.  By executive action they would declare an emergency and confiscate guns as assault weapons. We’ve had law enforcement officers say they would kill gun owners who resisted confiscation. These elected officials said they would wage war on peaceful firearms owners.

Let’s get to the real heart of the argument. Firearms are dangerous tools. Guns are also extremely useful. Guns are used about 200 times in self-defense for each time a firearm is used in a homicide. If we are safer with them than without them, then why do rights-restrictors and some politicians want to disarm peaceful citizens?

Gun owners are criminals who haven’t committed a crime yet.

Many people are frightened by any kind of violence. These individuals don’t discriminate between the attacker and the defender, between the wolf and the sheepdog. This attitude of “zero tolerance” leaves all of us as helpless victims in the face of violent criminals. Disarming the victim doesn’t protect anyone.

Japanese society is often held up as a model of non-violence. There is a segment of society here in the US that is as peaceful and non-violent as the disarmed Japanese. That segment is the licensed concealed carry holders of the United States. I’ll say that again. Civilians who received their license to carry concealed are as peaceful as any segment of society anywhere. That segment of US society is even more law abiding than the police. In addition, armed America actually reduces crime by refusing to be easy victims, yet the rights-restrictors want these peaceful people disarmed.

Gun control isn’t about controlling violence. It is about controlling us. Anti-gun spokesmen have armed bodyguards. They want us disarmed and for them to have guns..and I wish they’d stop lying about it.


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Conservative Shareholder Grills CEO Of Dick’s Sporting Goods For Pushing Anti-Gun Propaganda | The Daily Caller

June 14, 2018

“Get woke. Go broke.” Shareholder asks tough questions at annual meeting. RM

“Sales are so anemic and relations with gun manufacturers such as Mossberg so poor right now that you’ve even indicated Dick’s might get out the gun business entirely. Meanwhile, Sportsman’s Warehouse reports that their gun sales and net sales were up 15 percent during the first quarter. That company credits consumer backlash against companies such as Dick’s as partially responsible for its success.”

Source: Conservative Shareholder Grills CEO Of Dick’s Sporting Goods For Pushing Anti-Gun Propaganda | The Daily Caller

Repost- The Out of Order Podcast with James Kaleda

June 14, 2018

I joined James Kaleda on his podcast. We talked about voting with your feet, the importance of community activism, FASTER training, and personal firearms training. Give us a listen.



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