BREAKING :
BRING ON THE TURKEY — BUT MAYBE HOLD THE POLITICS. THANKSGIVING IS GLENN ROGERS' FAVORITE HOLIDAY, WHEN PEOPLE GATHER AROUND THE TABLE AND TALK ABOUT THINGS TO CELEBRATE FROM THE PAST YEAR. IF YOU FAMILY’S POLITICAL IDEOLOGY IS MIXED, DON’T BRING UP THE SUBJECT OF GUNS OR TRUMP.FOUR ARMED MEN PARTICIPATED IN A ROBBERY AND MURDER SCHEME IN A #GREENLEAF TOWNSHIP, MICHIGAN HOME ON SEPTEMBER 19. THEY INTENDED TO ROB THE PREMISES AND KILL WHOEVER THEY FOUND INSIDE. THEIR PLANS WERE THWARTED BY AN ARMED RESIDENT WHO SHOT AND KILLED TWO OF THE MEN ACCORDING TO THE TIMES HERALD.THE U.S. ARMY IS SELLING SOME OF ITS MOST POWERFUL GUNS (AND YOU CAN BUY ONE). THE .45 ACP M1911A1 PISTOL HAS SERVED THE U.S. ARMED FORCES FOR MORE THAN A CENTURY IN EVERY WAR ZONE AND HOTSPOT ON THE PLANET — AND THANKS TO THIS YEAR’S FEDERAL DEFENSE BUDGET, IT WILL SERVE CIVILIANS FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE.HUNDREDS OF VICTIMS OF THE OCT. 1 MASS SHOOTING IN LAS VEGAS FILED FIVE LAWSUITS ON MONDAY IN A CALIFORNIA COURT AGAINST THE OPERATORS OF THE HOTEL FROM WHICH THE GUNMAN FIRED, THE ORGANIZERS OF THE COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL HE TARGETED AND THE KILLER’S ESTATE.IT'S WELL-KNOWN THAT GUN INDUSTRY SALES ARE RUNNING SLOWER THAN LAST YEAR'S RECORD PACE, BUT NOW THEY'RE ALSO STARTING TO SERIOUSLY LAG 2015'S RATE, AND THAT MEANS FIREARMS MANUFACTURERS COULD FACE AN EVEN MORE PERILOUS SLUMP THAN PREVIOUSLY FEARED. WITHOUT THE THREAT OF SIGNIFICANT GUN CONTROL LEGISLATION MAKING IT THROUGH CONGRESS, THE U.S. MARKET WILL LIKELY SEE FURTHER STEEP SALES DECLINES. FORTUNATELY, FIREARMS MANUFACTURERS MAY FIND SALVATION OVERSEAS.

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MI – Self-Protection – Four men tried to rob and kill an MI marijuana grower, two robbers shot dead

BLASTING NEWS.COM November 22, 2017 – Four armed men participated in a robbery and murder scheme in a #Greenleaf Township, Michigan home on September 19. They intended to rob the premises and kill whoever they found inside. Their plans were thwarted by an armed resident who shot and killed two of the men according to The Times Herald. 

DC – Self-Protection – This church has a warning for visitors: ‘WE ARE HEAVILY ARMED — The Pastors’

WASHINGTON POST November 21, 2017 – The signs on the 21-year-old nondenominational church are about a year old, but caught national attention on social media after Howard-Browne’s post was covered by news outlets in the weeks after the Sutherland Springs shooting. The post has received both praise and criticism. 

Nat’l – Self-Protection – In Response to Increased Mass Shootings, Police Are Now Training Clergy on Active Shooters (VIDEO)

INDEPENDENT JOURNAL REVIEW.COM November 20, 2017 – Twenty years ago, no one could have imagined that terrorism would one day look like someone walking into a church with an assault weapon and shooting as many people as possible. Police in Gloucester Township, New Jersey, are offering free training to any priest or clergy member who would like it.

CA – Self-Protection – Sheriff Gore Aims to Issue More Concealed Gun Permits in San Diego County

TIMES OF SAN DIEGO.COM November 17, 2017 – Tackling sensitive issues and parrying tough questions, the Republican sheriff of San Diego County — facing a Democratic challenger from his own agency in 2018 — defended his stands on concealed weapons, the “sanctuary state” law and other topics. In late June, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal of federal appeals court and district court rulings. It thus upheld the…

FL – Self-Protection – Tampa church’s gun zone sign goes viral

WTSB.COM November 17, 2017 –  The sign from the pastors at The River at Tampa Bay Church says it all. “Welcome to The River at Tampa Bay Church – right of admission reserved – this is private property. Please know this is not a gun free zone – we are heavily armed – any attempt will be dealt with deadly force – yes we are a church and we…

MO – Self-Protection – Prosecutor declines to charge pilot accused of having gun

ABC NEWS.GO.COM  November 17, 2017 – A Southwest Airlines pilot arrested after Transportation Security Administration agents found a loaded handgun in his carry-on luggage before his flight left St. Louis Lambert Airport will not face criminal charges, a Missouri prosecutor’s office said Friday. 

 

IA – Self-Protection – Iowa churches boost security after Texas shooting

THE GAZETTE.COM November 17, 2017 – The shooting in Texas this month is being called the deadliest church massacre in U.S. history. Now some religious leaders want to make sure that record is never broken. Bill Graham has spent decades in armed security, first in the Army, then as a police officer, and now as the associate pastor at Grace Baptist Church in Marion. 

TX – Self-Protection – How the Sutherland Springs good guys with guns transformed the politics of mass shootings

DALLAS MORNING NEWS  November 14, 2017 – The fact that a bystander armed with his own rifle chased and shot at the perpetrator in Sutherland Springs crucially transforms the terrain of the political interpretation of the shootings.

Political reaction to Texas shooting offers the problem as the solution

FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM November 13, 2017 – The presence of an armed citizen “shooting in the opposite direction,” as President Donald Trump put it in the hours after the killings, activates partisan attitudes about guns in Texas that advocates and political leaders can use to stifle discussion of adding even the mildest restrictions to guns. That’s because the thought that the best antidote to gun violence is good people with…

TX – Self-Protection – Churches Ramp Up Protection Following Texas Rampage

THE NEW AMERICAN November 13, 2017 – Tomie Barker attends Christ Lutheran Church in Seguin, Texas, about 15 miles north of Sutherland Springs. She and her husband own firearms but have never taken one to church, until now: “Why should we take a gun to church? We feel like we ought to be safe .” But from now on they’ll have the assurance that comes not only from the Holy…

A Bible and a gun? How churches, temples, mosques are rethinking security

ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER November 11, 2017 – At Catholic churches and Mormon temples, at synagogues and mosques, at Unitarian churches and spiritual retreats, at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin — over the past decade or so, places of worship routinely have been active crime scenes for mass murderers. 

TX – Self-Protection – Pastors, parishioners learn gun techniques to keep churches secure

WMC ACTION NEWS (MEMPHIS, TN) November 12, 2017 – In a six-day course, volunteers are taught defensive tactics modeled on professional security and law enforcement standards, but tailored to challenges a church ministry could face, like how to interact with an unruly parishioner and how to use a gun against an active shooter. 

Nat’l – Self-Protection – A Dozen Times Good Guys With Guns Stopped A Massacre

DAILY CALLER.COM November 12, 2017 -In honor of the Texas heroes and the 2nd amendment that secures the right for good people to carry guns, The Daily Caller News Foundation has compiled a list of a 11 other times in the past decade where a tragedy was cut short or wholly averted because of good people with guns. 

TX – Self-Protection – South Texas pastor calls on church members to carry guns during service

KSDK-TV.COM November 11, 2017 – “What happened in Sutherland will never happen at our church,” said Christian pastor Jaime Chapa. Chapa’s faith in guns is as unwavering as it is in god. “There will be 3 armed persons at all times at every service,” he promised. 

TX – Self-Protection – As gun law debates rage, most agree ‘you cannot legislate evil’

STAR-TELEGRAM November 10, 2017 – Concerts. Football watch parties. Baseball parks. Churches. These days, it seems nowhere is safe. This year alone, more than 530 people have been shot and killed in mass shootings, including a week ago at a tiny rural church in Sutherland Springs, outside of San Antonio, leaving our nation saddened, confused and pointing fingers. 

Michigan would join six states allowing guns in schools if bill were signed into law

MLIVE.COM November 10, 2017 – Michigan would be in the minority – joining just a handful of states nationwide – if legislation eliminating a ban on concealed guns in schools was signed into law, according to a national gun violence prevention group.

Nat’l – Self-Protection – Guns in church? Would you feel safer? 

CLEVELAND.COM November 9, 2017 – Would you feel safer in your house of worship knowing that some people may be armed or that armed security guards might be able to stop a shooter?

Nat’l – Self-Protection – Packing in the Pews: The Connection Between God and Guns

CHRISTIANITY TODAY.COM  November 8, 2017 – The Good Samaritan credited with causing the Texas church shooter to flee the scene was a churchgoing National Rifle Association (NRA) member, armed with an AR assault rifle. “I think my God, my Lord, protected me and gave me the skills to do what needed to be done,” said Stephen Willeford, who lived near First Baptist Church Sutherland Springs and rushed over when he heard…

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BREAKING :
BRING ON THE TURKEY — BUT MAYBE HOLD THE POLITICS. THANKSGIVING IS GLENN ROGERS' FAVORITE HOLIDAY, WHEN PEOPLE GATHER AROUND THE TABLE AND TALK ABOUT THINGS TO CELEBRATE FROM THE PAST YEAR. IF YOU FAMILY’S POLITICAL IDEOLOGY IS MIXED, DON’T BRING UP THE SUBJECT OF GUNS OR TRUMP.FOUR ARMED MEN PARTICIPATED IN A ROBBERY AND MURDER SCHEME IN A #GREENLEAF TOWNSHIP, MICHIGAN HOME ON SEPTEMBER 19. THEY INTENDED TO ROB THE PREMISES AND KILL WHOEVER THEY FOUND INSIDE. THEIR PLANS WERE THWARTED BY AN ARMED RESIDENT WHO SHOT AND KILLED TWO OF THE MEN ACCORDING TO THE TIMES HERALD.THE U.S. ARMY IS SELLING SOME OF ITS MOST POWERFUL GUNS (AND YOU CAN BUY ONE). THE .45 ACP M1911A1 PISTOL HAS SERVED THE U.S. ARMED FORCES FOR MORE THAN A CENTURY IN EVERY WAR ZONE AND HOTSPOT ON THE PLANET — AND THANKS TO THIS YEAR’S FEDERAL DEFENSE BUDGET, IT WILL SERVE CIVILIANS FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE.HUNDREDS OF VICTIMS OF THE OCT. 1 MASS SHOOTING IN LAS VEGAS FILED FIVE LAWSUITS ON MONDAY IN A CALIFORNIA COURT AGAINST THE OPERATORS OF THE HOTEL FROM WHICH THE GUNMAN FIRED, THE ORGANIZERS OF THE COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL HE TARGETED AND THE KILLER’S ESTATE.IT'S WELL-KNOWN THAT GUN INDUSTRY SALES ARE RUNNING SLOWER THAN LAST YEAR'S RECORD PACE, BUT NOW THEY'RE ALSO STARTING TO SERIOUSLY LAG 2015'S RATE, AND THAT MEANS FIREARMS MANUFACTURERS COULD FACE AN EVEN MORE PERILOUS SLUMP THAN PREVIOUSLY FEARED. WITHOUT THE THREAT OF SIGNIFICANT GUN CONTROL LEGISLATION MAKING IT THROUGH CONGRESS, THE U.S. MARKET WILL LIKELY SEE FURTHER STEEP SALES DECLINES. FORTUNATELY, FIREARMS MANUFACTURERS MAY FIND SALVATION OVERSEAS.