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IT'S THE FIRST TIME IN A DECADE THAT THE SUPREME COURT HAS CONSIDERED A CASE ON GUN RIGHTS. THE CASE, WHICH HAS A HEARING SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER, CHALLENGES A NEW YORK CITY LAW THAT ALLOWED INDIVIDUALS WITH HANDGUN PERMITS TO KEEP THEIR WEAPONS IN THEIR HOMES OR TRANSPORT THEM TO AND FROM ONE OF SEVERAL GUN RANGES WITHIN THE CITY BUT BANNED THEM FROM TRAVELING WITH THEIR FIREARMS OUTSIDE OF CITY LIMITS. NEW YORK OFFICIALS SOUGHT TO GET THE CASE DISMISSED SINCE THE LAW WAS REPEALED THIS SUMMER.) A 12-YEAR-OLD KANSAS GIRL WAS HAULED OUT OF SCHOOL IN HANDCUFFS AND CHARGED WITH A FELONY — FOR MAKING A FINGER GUN WITH HER HANDS, ACCORDING TO REPORTS. THE UNIDENTIFIED OVERLAND PARK YOUNGSTER MADE THE GESTURE DURING A CLASS DISCUSSION LAST MONTH IN WHICH ANOTHER STUDENT ASKED WHICH CLASSMATES SHE WOULD KILL IF SHE COULD PICK FIVE, SOURCES TOLD THE KANSAS CITY STAR. SHE SHAPED HER FINGERS LIKE A GUN — SOMETHING ROUTINELY DONE IN KIDS’ GAMES — AS SHE POINTED TO FOUR OF HER CLASSMATES, BEFORE POINTING HER HAND AT HERSELF, THE PAPER SAID.DYLANN ROOF GOT THE PISTOL HE USED TO KILL NINE PEOPLE IN A HISTORIC BLACK CHURCH IN SOUTH CAROLINA WITHOUT A COMPLETED BACKGROUND CHECK BECAUSE OF GAPS IN FBI DATABASES, LEGAL RESTRICTIONS ON HOW LONG THE FBI CAN KEEP DATA ON GUN PURCHASERS AND OTHER BREAKDOWNS IN THE SYSTEM, ACCORDING TO AN INTERNAL REPORT OBTAINED BY CQ ROLL CALL.GUN CONTROL WILL AGAIN BE A POINT OF CONTENTION FOR STATE LAWMAKERS IN 2020, AS AT LEAST A DOZEN BILLS AFFECTING OWNERSHIP OF FIREARMS HAVE BEEN FILED SO FAR IN THE BOTH THE FLORIDA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE STATE SENATE. THEY INCLUDE MEASURES TO REQUIRE BACKGROUND CHECKS TO BUY AMMUNITION — EVEN THOUGH UNDER EXISTING LAWS A PERSON WHO CANNOT BUY A GUN IS ALREADY PROHIBITED FROM PURCHASING AMMO.TEACHERS IN SEVEN FLORIDA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICTS WILL SOON BE LOCKED AND LOADED THANKS TO A STATE LAW ENACTED THIS MONTH THAT PROVIDES SCHOOLS WITH THE OPTION TO ALLOW TEACHERS TO CARRY CONCEALED GUNS. THE LAW EXPANDS ON A SAFETY MEASURE KNOWN AS THE "GUARDIAN" PROGRAM.

Home Defense Archive

NAT’L – HOME DEFENSE – The 7 Commandments Of The Home-Defense Shotgun

Just because your name isn’t “Shotgun Eddie” and you didn’t ride a stagecoach to San Antone in your formative years doesn’t mean you can’t defend your home adequately with little more than a loaded shotgun and the will to use it. Of course, advanced training is always best, but if you haven’t the time for it, at least practice the following Seven Cardinal Rules, and you’ll be…

CA – HOME DEFENSE – Oroville Mom Shares Story After Killing Intruder (VIDEO)

An Oroville mother who shot and killed an intruder in July is sharing her story for the first time. “I did exactly what I needed to do,” Haley Cherms said. She describes “living in a nightmare,” ever since a night in July changed her life. It happened on July 24 around 3:30 a.m. Cherms and her husband, David Sidebottom, and their two young children and godson were all…

GA – HOME DEFENSE – No charges filed after gun owner shoots and kills three teens breaking into his home at 4 a.m. (VIDEOS)

A man in Georgia shot and killed three teenagers as they attempted to rob residents of the home. The incident happened at about 4 a.m. Monday morning in Rockdale County, Georgia. Law enforcement said the three teens, with their faces covered, one 15-year-old and two 16-year-olds, approached three residents in the front yard of a home in an attempt to rob them, according to WSB-TV 2. Two of the…

OH – HOME DEFENSE – One dead after Canton home invasion, driver charged with murder

An early-morning home invasion left one of the suspected burglars dead and an accomplice facing murder and other charges. The victims, a northwest Canton couple, awoke about 2 a.m. Monday to two masked men pistol-whipping them during a robbery attempt, according to investigators. They say the resident fatally shot one of the intruders while a second as-yet-unidentified burglar ran from the home in the 2600 block of…

CA – HOME DEFENSE – Man breaks into home, stabs homeowner who tries to fight back. Then homeowner’s son grabs a gun — and it’s all over for intruder.

After a 38-year-old man broke into a San Diego home early Tuesday morning, the 54-year-old homeowner confronted and began fighting him, police told KFMB-TV. But the homeowner was at a disadvantage — the intruder began stabbing him, the station said. To the rescue, however, was the homeowner’s 20-year-old son who grabbed a gun and shot the intruder, KFMB said. The suspect ran out the back door and landed…

AL – HOME DEFENSE – Grandmother, 75, Holds Car Theft Suspect At Gunpoint Until Deputies Arrive (VIDEO)

A 75-year-old grandmother in Alabama helped capture a suspect wanted for car theft, holding him at gunpoint Monday until deputies arrived. “I walked out and said, ‘can I help you?’ And he said, ‘yes ma’am, I’d like to use your phone,’” Marcia Black, a grandmother of four, told WAAY. Investigators said the suspect, Cameron Powers, had been on the run for some four hours after crashing a stolen…

NAT’L – HOME DEFENSE – Amazon Selling Nightstand That Doubles Up As Weapon For Home Self-Defense

If you’ve ever been back to someone’s house and noticed they have a baseball bat next to their bed, it can look a little bit rough. I mean, it’s all good having someone who is going to protect you from intruders, but it’s a little bit… well, intense, isn’t it? Doesn’t help much if it’s a cricket bat, either. Naturally, someone out there has thought of a product that…

NY – HOME DEFENSE – ‘It’s Either Them Or Me’: Homeowner’s Attorney Speaks Out On Deerfield Fatal Shooting (VIDEO)

A very complex scenario involving two dead suspects, gun rights, and gun laws is unfolding after a Deerfield homeowner allegedly shot two intruders with an illegally-owned handgun Tuesday afternoon. 

“Knock, knock,” “Who’s there?” May Prompt Homeowners to Respond With a Phone and a Gun

Earlier this month In Detroit, a man walked up to the front door of a home after 1:30 AM and was caught on a surveillance camera holding a gun in this video shown below from WJBK. After receiving no response from anyone inside the house, the man turned and spoke to a second suspect. Both men walked away. Increasingly, home invasions or attempted home invasions are…

FL – Home Defense – Recent home invasions spurs Horizon West residents to demand solutions

After hearing news of multiple armed home invasions in their area, residents living in the Horizon West community have decided they’ve had enough. 

KY – Home Defense – Sheriff says escaped prisoner shooting is ‘shining example’ why women should be armed

Hailed as a “shining example” by a South Carolina sheriff, a woman who shot and killed an escaped jail inmate who broke into her home is giving firearm advocates fodder in their quest to boost the number of good gals with guns in the United States.

NC – Home Defense – ECU study shows 1 in 10 Americans have loaded and unlocked gun in home (VIDEO)

A new report by experts at ECU has determined that nearly one in ten Americans live in a home with a loaded and unlocked gun. 

IL – Home Defense – Police: Armed home invasion suspects wanted ‘guns and money’

Police say there were three home invasions in Decatur on the night of Nov. 20. They say the group of suspects decided to “get some guns and money” while driving around Decatur because arrest warrants were out against several of them and they wanted to get those things “before they go to jail”. 

 

SC – Home Defense – WATCH: Mother of 3 Shoots Would-Be Robber (VIDEO)

TOWNHALL.COM November 4, 2018 – Fox News reports a mother in South Carolina heroically sprang into action by shooting at a would-be robber after the home intruder threatened the lives of her family on Thursday night.  Ashley Jones, a mother of three in Anderson County, SC, heard a loud banging on the door of her home. She then saw a man pounding on her glass sliding door near her kitchen….

Nat’l – Home Defense – Home-Defense Shotgun Handling: Advice from the Experts

SHOOTING ILLUSTRATED.COM (NRA) November 2, 2018 – Just racking the gun in hopes the robber and all his friends flee is no plan; nor is the bad strategy of ripping a few shots off of the porch as former Vice President Joe Biden once advised. So what should you do with that shotgun to up the odds so you and your family come out on the winning end of…

OR – Home Defense – Oregon man killed after shooting neighbor with AR-15, ‘hunting’ other resident, DA says

OREGON LIVE.COM October 22, 2018 – A Bend man fired an AR-15 rifle through the front window of his neighbor’s house early Saturday, killing one resident and was later fatally shot by the other when he entered the home and “methodically hunted” the second resident, the Deschutes County District Attorney announced Monday. 

NY – Home Defense – Scared of MS-13 Gang, Hamptons’ Jet Set Dropping Thousands on Panic Rooms

REALTOR.COM October 9, 2018 – Billionaire and former New York City mayoral candidate John Catsimatidis is installing infrared sensors at his Hamptons home in East Quogue, NY, as a precaution, the Post reported. “I sleep with a gun underneath my pillow: a Walther PPK/S, the same one James Bond carried,” Catsimatidis, owner of Red Apple Group and Gristedes Foods, told the Post. “ Margo prefers a shotgun. Although, once she…

VA – Home Defense – The PSA PG-9 Shockwave: The Ideal AR Pistol for Home Defense?

AMERICAN RIFLEMAN.ORG (NRA) October 9, 2018 – To understand my recently discovered enthusiasm for Palmetto State Armory’s (PSA) PG-9 Shockwave, it’s helpful to take a look back at some previous endeavors that lead up to this point in my gun-testing process. About two years ago, in AR-15 Pistols for Home Defense? I hashed out the pluses and minuses of rifle-caliber AR-15 pistols in defensive roles. In short, pistols of this type provide most…

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BREAKING :
IT'S THE FIRST TIME IN A DECADE THAT THE SUPREME COURT HAS CONSIDERED A CASE ON GUN RIGHTS. THE CASE, WHICH HAS A HEARING SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER, CHALLENGES A NEW YORK CITY LAW THAT ALLOWED INDIVIDUALS WITH HANDGUN PERMITS TO KEEP THEIR WEAPONS IN THEIR HOMES OR TRANSPORT THEM TO AND FROM ONE OF SEVERAL GUN RANGES WITHIN THE CITY BUT BANNED THEM FROM TRAVELING WITH THEIR FIREARMS OUTSIDE OF CITY LIMITS. NEW YORK OFFICIALS SOUGHT TO GET THE CASE DISMISSED SINCE THE LAW WAS REPEALED THIS SUMMER.) A 12-YEAR-OLD KANSAS GIRL WAS HAULED OUT OF SCHOOL IN HANDCUFFS AND CHARGED WITH A FELONY — FOR MAKING A FINGER GUN WITH HER HANDS, ACCORDING TO REPORTS. THE UNIDENTIFIED OVERLAND PARK YOUNGSTER MADE THE GESTURE DURING A CLASS DISCUSSION LAST MONTH IN WHICH ANOTHER STUDENT ASKED WHICH CLASSMATES SHE WOULD KILL IF SHE COULD PICK FIVE, SOURCES TOLD THE KANSAS CITY STAR. SHE SHAPED HER FINGERS LIKE A GUN — SOMETHING ROUTINELY DONE IN KIDS’ GAMES — AS SHE POINTED TO FOUR OF HER CLASSMATES, BEFORE POINTING HER HAND AT HERSELF, THE PAPER SAID.DYLANN ROOF GOT THE PISTOL HE USED TO KILL NINE PEOPLE IN A HISTORIC BLACK CHURCH IN SOUTH CAROLINA WITHOUT A COMPLETED BACKGROUND CHECK BECAUSE OF GAPS IN FBI DATABASES, LEGAL RESTRICTIONS ON HOW LONG THE FBI CAN KEEP DATA ON GUN PURCHASERS AND OTHER BREAKDOWNS IN THE SYSTEM, ACCORDING TO AN INTERNAL REPORT OBTAINED BY CQ ROLL CALL.GUN CONTROL WILL AGAIN BE A POINT OF CONTENTION FOR STATE LAWMAKERS IN 2020, AS AT LEAST A DOZEN BILLS AFFECTING OWNERSHIP OF FIREARMS HAVE BEEN FILED SO FAR IN THE BOTH THE FLORIDA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE STATE SENATE. THEY INCLUDE MEASURES TO REQUIRE BACKGROUND CHECKS TO BUY AMMUNITION — EVEN THOUGH UNDER EXISTING LAWS A PERSON WHO CANNOT BUY A GUN IS ALREADY PROHIBITED FROM PURCHASING AMMO.TEACHERS IN SEVEN FLORIDA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICTS WILL SOON BE LOCKED AND LOADED THANKS TO A STATE LAW ENACTED THIS MONTH THAT PROVIDES SCHOOLS WITH THE OPTION TO ALLOW TEACHERS TO CARRY CONCEALED GUNS. THE LAW EXPANDS ON A SAFETY MEASURE KNOWN AS THE "GUARDIAN" PROGRAM.