This Good Samaritan beyond any doubt saved the security guard from being stabbed and possibly killed by this woman.
Bob Irwin highlights the latest self-defense and other shootings of the week. Read them and see what went wrong, what went right and what we can learn from self-defense with a gun.
USA –-(Ammoland.com)- KCRA TV-3 (NBC) reports 01-02-19 in Loomis, California, an incident began around 8:25 in the evening. A male and female pair of shoplifters were spotted stealing from a Raley’s store by a security officer.
“When they left, the officer confronted them in the parking lot. There was an altercation where the 25 year old male suspect pulled a knife out,” Lt. Andrew Scott of the Placer County Sheriff’s Office said.
That suspect then tried to stab the (apparently unarmed) security officer. The officer was able to wrestle the suspect to the ground forcing the weapon out of his hand.
The knife fell to the ground, feet away from the men. The male suspect told his 23-year-old female accomplice to stab the officer. She picked up the knife and began moving toward the officer
At that moment an armed citizen (a CCW holder) who happened to be nearby, pulled out his gun and ordered the female to “Drop it!”
The female immediately complied, the Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies then arrived at the scene and arrested both suspects.
The male was booked on charges of robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and conspiracy; the female was booked on charges of robbery and conspiracy, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Pointing a firearm at someone attempting to stab a Security Officer, (or anyone else) is certainly reasonable.
Another incident where an armed citizen is able to prevent a severe injury to another by being in the right place at the right time. The value of the stolen property was about $50.
Bob Irwin, Las Vegas
About Bob Irwin
Bob is retired after 30 years of ownership of The Gun Store & Indoor Range in Las Vegas. He continues his 2A issues show “Fired Up with Bob Irwin” on YouTube and KLEY 1230 AM, The Nevada Talk Network on Saturdays.
As a firearm instructor of Concealed Firearm Applicants, Armed Security Officer and Law Enforcement Academies over his career, Bob frequently appears as an expert witness for firearm & use of force cases in Federal, State, and local courts.
How long before this left coast lunacy infests the swamp in Washington, D.C.?
Fairfax, VA –-(Ammoland.com)- NRA is often vilified by the gun-ban community and its supporters in the mainstream, legacy media as an “extremist” organization because of its steadfast defense of our Right to Keep and Bear Arms [in keeping with the Constitution of the United States]. A simple look into the anti-gun agenda, however, will show that proponents of restriction on a right protected by the U.S. Constitution are the true extremists.
In Oregon, we see just how extreme the anti-gun legislative agenda has become, thanks to state Senator Rob Wagner (D-19) and his proposal, Senate Bill 501.
SB 501, which Wagner proudly touts as having been drafted with the help of high school students, seeks to enact a number of draconian restrictions on Oregon’s law-abiding gun owners. Among the restrictions are standard anti-gun proposals like permits for all gun owners, waiting periods, mandatory storage, and penalties for failing to report lost or stolen firearms. The deadline for reporting a lost or stolen firearm has been arbitrarily set at 24 hours.
But when you turn over the responsibility of creating new laws to children, you can expect some real doozies, and SB 501 delivers in spades.
This truly extreme bill, should it become law, would establish magazine capacity limits and ammunition restrictions that only a child with little knowledge of the practical, lawful use of firearms could envisage.
Magazine capacity would be set at five rounds, which would be the lowest standard in the nation, and there is no grandfather clause. Perhaps the author is unaware that even the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, certainly not the friendliest court to the Second Amendment, found a seven round magazine limit unconstitutional.
If you own a magazine that holds six or more rounds, which is the vast majority of them, you must get rid of it in one of the manners prescribed by the legislation.
So much for self-defense and property rights.
The ammunition restrictions are even more extreme.
SB 501 sets a limit for purchasing ammunition at 20 rounds in any 30-day period. You read that right; 20 rounds.
Law-abiding gun owners commonly purchase ammunition in large quantities to save money. Not to mention the fact that most law-abiding gun owners own more than one firearm. Should SB 501 become law, you would be expected to not only be less frugal, but to portion out your ammunition purchases to a monthly trip every time you want to restock ammunition for a particular gun.
At 20-rounds per trip, however, the term “restock” is used very loosely.
The only exception for ammunition limits is for ammunition purchased and used at a range. As most gun owners know, range ammunition is usually there for convenience, and carries a premium price. Again, no more frugality for bringing your own ammunition.
To make matters worse, the law isn’t clear as to what it means when it offers the exception for “ammunition purchased and used at a target shooting range.” Are you required to use all the ammunition you purchase? Are you in violation of the law if you decide you have spent enough time at the range before you exhaust the more expensive ammunition you purchased, and go home with a few rounds? Is the range responsible for monitoring every visitor to ensure they expend every last round that has been purchased?
Then there are those who hunt birds and other small game. They regularly go through far more than 20 rounds on a hunting trip, especially one that covers several days. If they have not stockpiled ammunition with monthly purchases of 20 rounds, they are, presumably, simply out of luck once they run out. Oregon may become a bastion for out-of-state hunters, as they will not be affected by purchase limits, and in-state hunters will likely become frustrated and hunt less.
Competitive shooters? You better plan a few years in advance before you consider entering a competition.
The most egregious aspect of the ammunition limits, however, is that the more you shoot, the safer and more proficient you become. This legislation, sold as “gun-safety” bill, could actually make law-abiding gun owners less safe, as they will undoubtedly practice less. Especially those who do most of their practicing in a lawful, safe manner, but not at a “target shooting range” sanctioned by the gun control crowd.
Beyond the legislative extremism of SB 501, anti-gun extremists seem to wish that we would abandon the concept of self-defense altogether. Chicago police reported that a 19-year-old man with a firearm accosted a woman while she was at a bus stop. The woman struggled with her assailant, drew her own firearm, and shot him in the struggle.
While most would consider it completely justified for a woman, who had a permit to carry her concealed firearm, to use lethal force when facing an armed, violent attack, Think Progress editor Zack Ford didn’t see it that way.Ford fired off a tweet [now deleted] in response to the incident, shaming the victim when he wrote, “That’s not how justice works. The penalty for theft is not death, nor do we want it to be.”
What Ford ignores is the fact that the violent attacker was armed with his own firearm and he wasn’t simply attempting to commit theft. He was, in fact, committing aggravated assault and armed robbery (among other crimes).
Ford seems to think that a crime victim confronted with an armed assailant must believe that she is in no real danger of being harmed unless the assailant affirmatively announces such an intent. Fortunately, American self-defense law doesn’t work that way. As Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes put it “Detached reflection cannot be demanded in the presence of an uplifted knife. Or in this case; gun.
So, we ask you, who really are the extremists in the debate over firearms? Those who defend rights protected by the U.S. Constitution? Or, is it the people who propose legislation that would eviscerate those rights and try to shame crime victims for defending their lives?
Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit: www.nra.org
R.I.P. Flight Lieutenant Eric Stanley Lock, DSO, DFC & Bar 19 April 1919 – 3 August 1941.
Flight Lieutenant Eric Stanley Lock was a quadruple Ace with 21 confirmed kills.
Eric Stanley Lock might have been called “Sawn-Off Lockie” due to his rather petite stature, but he was more than just a short airman from Shropshire, England. Brought into the limelight by the Battle of Britain, his name is engraved on the pages of history.
Memories of his bravery live on today as he is remembered as a successful British Royal Air Force (RAF) airman and flying ace during the Battle of Britain.
The Battle of Britain was an intense 113 days of aerial warfare between the German Luftwaffe and the British RAF. With the Nazis determined to establish supremacy over British airspace, the men of the RAF gave everything they could to protect their country from an impending German invasion.
Several deeds of extraordinary valor took place during this battle. And it was here that Eric Lock made history.
Born on the 19th of April, 1919, in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, Lock had his first flying experience on his fourteenth birthday. On that day, his father spent five shillings treating him to a flight with Sir Alan Cobham’s Air Circus.
Interestingly, Lock was not enthralled by the flying experience and remained uninterested in flying until World War II.
With the Second World War looming close, Lock joined the RAF Volunteer Reserve in 1939, just a few months before the commencement of the Second World War. By the time war was declared, Locke had gone through flight training and joined the RAF as a Sergeant Pilot.
France had fallen to the Nazi invasion on the 25th of June 1940, after 46 days of fighting.
After the Dunkirk evacuations, Lock completed further training in late June 1940. He was then assigned to his first operational unit: No.41 Squadron, where he operated aboard Supermarine Spitfires.
Just a few weeks after his enlistment into the squadron, the Battle of Britain began. The Shropshire airman found himself heavily involved in pivotal combat that could have altered the outcome of the Second World War if it had ended differently.
In a bid to achieve aerial superiority, the Luftwaffe began a spree of airstrikes all over the United Kingdom. British freights along the English Channel and Britain’s East Coast came under attack first. Then the attacks spread to RAF airfields and all over southern England.
At this point in time, the 41 Squadron was situated in the north and were relatively inactive for about four weeks into the battle. However, on the 15th of August 1941, the Germans decided to take the fight a bit closer to them.
The Luftwaffe launched a wave of attacks over northern England and the No. 41 Squadron engaged.
In the ensuing aerial firefight, Lock scored his first conquest.
The 41 Squadron took on a line-astern formation as they prepared for the enemy. Rising to 20,000 feet (6,100 meters) north of Catterick, a large formation of Messerschmitt Bf 110 heavy fighters and Junkers Ju 88 bombers came into sight, and combat ensued.
During the engagement, Lock took on a Bf 110 heavy fighterr. He launched two short bursts at the aircraft, chasing it all the way down to 10,000 feet (3,000 meters).
The bomber’s starboard engine was already flaming from Lock’s hits. Lock kept his Spitfire’s guns roaring into the bomber’s fuselage until its port engine caught fire. The bomber’s machine gunner engaged the Spitfire as it plunged down the air. At 5,000 feet (1,500 meters), Lock turned away from the aircraft to engage another enemy plane.
The Bf 110 would have been considered a probable if another airman had not seen it crash into Seaman Harbor. Next, Lock engaged the Ju 88s. By the end of his rampage, he had gunned down one of the fighters.
With the growing need for more fighters in the south, on September 3rd, 1940, the No. 41 Squadron was dispatched to RAF Station Hornchurch, Essex. Two days later, Lock, flying by the codename Red 2, struck down two Henkel He 111 medium bombers in an engagement over the Thanes Estuary.
While the second He 111 was plunging through the sky, Lock followed it down in a bid to ensure complete destruction of the aircraft. However, this proved to be an error: following a falling enemy plane made him a target for other enemy aircraft.
A Messerschmitt Bf 109 fired at him, inflicting damage to his Spitfire and injuries to his leg. In a swift move, Lock climbed back up and engaged the Bf 109 until it exploded.
The next day, the battle continued. Lock ignored the pain from his injured leg and went into combat. That day he knocked down a Ju 88 in an engagement over Dover. On the 9th and 11th of September 1940, Lock scored a further two Bf 109s, one Ju 88, and one Bf 110, over Kent.
At this point, Lock had nine aerial victories, eight of which were achieved in less than one week. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) for this achievement on the 1st of October 1940.
Lock maintained a consistent score on enemy aircraft, gunning down two Bf 109s on September 14th and on September 15th, he contributed to the downing of one Dornier Do 17. He also destroyed another Bf 109 over Clacton-on-Sea, Essex.
On the 18th, Lock took down one Bf 109 and scored two probables over Gravesend. Another hostile engagement on the 20th ended with Lock gunning down one He 113 and forcing two to retreat. After seeing off the He 113s, he spotted a Henschel Hs 126 which he chased and eventually gunned down over Boulogne, Northern France.
Upon his return, Lock was told that a Bar had been added to his DFC for scoring 15 victories in less than 19 days.
After four weeks of rest, Lock and the No. 41 Squadron reported back for duty, picking up where they left off. Between October 5th and October 20th, Lock claimed four Bf 109s and scored three probables. With this record, he became a Quadruple ace, having gunned down 20 enemy aircraft.
The Battle of Britain saw its end on the 31st of October, with Lock claiming a total of 21 enemy planes. He became the most successful ace of the battle.
However, the next campaign was disastrous for Lock. During a hostile engagement between the No. 41 Squadron and a formation of about 70 Bf 109s, Lock’s Spitfire was struck by cannon shells. The impact severely injured his legs and his right arm. His stricken plane crashed in Suffolk.
While at the Princess Mary’s Hospital, RAF Halton, he was decorated with the Distinguished Service Order. Over the next three months, Lock endured about 15 surgeries. He spent another three months recuperating. During this period, he traveled to Buckingham Palace to receive his DSO, DFC, and Bar.
In March 1941, he was Mentioned in Despatches.
According to a book by another ace Richard Hillary whom he had met at the Royal Masonic Hospital, Lock was particularly “vociferous” during his Sulfapyridine treatment, cursing the nurses “from dusk till dawn.”
He was promoted to flying officer in June 1941 and was summoned for immediate duty.
The next month, Lock became a flight lieutenant and was deployed to the No. 611 Squadron. He flew offensive sweeps over France in July 1941, scoring victories against three Bf 109s.
Then, on the 3rd of August, while the 611 Squadron was on a return flight from a patrol, Lock saw a column of Nazi troops and vehicles near the Pas-de-Calais. Signaling his wingman, he peeled off from the formation in a bid to launch a strafe on the enemies.
However, this was the last time Lock was ever seen. When he failed to return, he was declared Missing in Action (MIA).
Reports claim that he had been struck down by enemy ground-fire. However, years of intense searches by the RAF and Commonwealth War Graves Commission proved futile as neither Lock nor his Spitfire were ever found.
In his honor, a new road in Bayston Hill, Shropshire was named after him. His name is also etched in Panel 29 on the Air Force Memorial, alongside over 20,000 other British and Commonwealth aviators who had been declared MIA during WWII.
It will be interesting to see how San Fran Nan and LittelChickie Schumer will react to getting these bricks.
President Donald Trump’s 2020 team has found a rather clever way to cash in on the border wall debate. Supporters who want a wall can now pay $20.20 to have a fake brick sent to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY).
“Weeks after the Democrats began stonewalling President Trump in his fight to secure our border, the American people now have a chance to send a clear message to Democrat leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi about the need to build the wall,” a fundraising email sent Friday read.
But according to Trump’s campaign manager, Brad Parscale, this isn’t just a fundraising tactic. It’s also a way for the president to push his agenda.
“Since Chuck and Nancy keep stonewalling the president, we’ll send the wall to them, brick by brick, until they agree to secure the border,” Parscale told Fox News.
Each brick contains facts about “the crime, drugs, and human trafficking that result from open borders,” Parcale said.
One of the campaign’s goals is to get 100,000 bricks sent to Pelosi and Schumer.
“We have set a goal to send 100,000 BRICKS to their offices to prove that WALLS WORK!” Trump’s campaign website states.
President Donald Trump wants $5.7 billion for a border wall along the United States-Mexico border. On Saturday, he offered to give Democrats protections for DREAMers, those illegal aliens who were brought America when they were a child, in exchange for border security. Speaker Pelosi was quick to say Democrats would reject the deal, even before Trump made his official announcement.
The offer comes on the heels of a 28 day government shutdown that has no end in sight.
This is seriously THE BEST thing I’ve seen in awhile!
Will the actions of Ralph Northam (D-VA)get the gun owners of Virginia to wake up and take a stand?
Ban on possession of ‘assault firearms’ would affect ‘most firearms’ currently sold, industry group says.
The plan to ban the sale and possession of certain kinds of firearms proposed by Virginia governor Ralph Northam (D.) could affect millions of gun owners, an industry group said on Friday.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), which represents gun manufacturers and dealers, said the vague description of the legislation released by Northam on Jan. 4 would apply to most firearms currently on sale in the commonwealth.
“The legislative proposals being discussed would put most firearms beyond the reach of law-abiding Virginians who choose the firearms of their choice to protect themselves, hunt, and practice recreational target shooting,” said Lawrence G. Keane, the group’s general counsel. “That could potentially impact the availability of tens of millions of firearms.”
While short on details, Northam’s announcement said part of the proposed gun-control package would ban the “sale, purchase, possession, and transport” of undefined “assault firearms” including “any firearm that is equipped with a magazine that holds more than 10 rounds of ammunition.” Since the vast majority of semiautomatic handguns and rifles in the state are sold standard with magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds, it appears the proposed ban would affect most firearms on sale in Virginia. Additionally, the announcement of the ban did not include mention of any grandfathering to allow what NSSF estimated would be millions of Virginians who already own such firearms to legally keep them.
The governor’s office did not respond to multiple requests for more details on his proposed ban and confiscation plan or answer questions on how such a plan would be enforced.
Republican leadership of Virginia’s legislature indicated they would oppose Northam’s gun-control push. “The @vahousegop will steadfastly fight to defend the Second Amendment rights of law abiding citizens from far-left gun control proposals this session,” Kirk Cox, the Republican speaker of Virginia’s House of Delegates, said on Twitter last week.
Republicans currently control both the Virginia Senate and House of Delegates but only by the slimmest of margins: one vote in the house and two in the senate.
The National Rifle Association and Virginia Citizens Defense League said they would fight to prevent the new gun ban and confiscation effort from becoming law.
“Virginians want elected officials to address the root causes of violent crime and find solutions that will save lives instead of pursuing gun-control policies that criminals will not follow and will make it more difficult for law-abiding citizens to defend themselves,” Catherine Mortensen, spokesperson for the NRA’s Institute of Legislative Action, told the Free Beacon. “This latest gun-control agenda is being pushed by politicians who would rather score political points than tackle the tough issues related to violent crime.”
“None of the gun bills that Governor Northam is pushing will make Virginians any safer,” Philip Van Cleave, president of the Virginia Citizens Defense League, explained to the Free Beacon. “But they would go a long way into turning law-abiding Virginia citizens into inadvertent criminals.”
The NSSF similarly called such a ban ineffective and advocated instead for Virginia to focus on solving firearms thefts from gun dealers and better enforcing current law.
“Proposals to ban firearms based on arbitrary cosmetic features has proven to be an ill-advised way to legislate for public safety,” Keane told the Free Beacon. “The 1994 Assault Weapons Ban showed no impact on reducing crime or violence over its 10 years of existence, and in fact, as ownership of modern sporting rifles increased since the ban expired, crime has fallen precipitously. Efforts would be better served in enforcing existing laws, including reducing the rate of thefts and burglaries at firearms retailers in the Old Dominion.”
I was a charter member of Gillette on demand that told them to put it where the sun doesn’t shine after their toxic male commercial.
An Army veteran is challenging Gillette with a family photo after the razor company released an ad against “toxic” masculinity.
Graham Allen, a U.S. Army vet who now hosts Rant Nation on Blaze TV, posted a photo on his Facebook page.
“Practicing our ‘toxic masculinity,’” he wrote, adding an American flag symbol. “Hey Gillette does this offend you?!”
The photo shows Allen standing with a firearm slung over his shoulder. In front of him is his young daughter with her older brothers on either side of her. One of Allen’s sons is holding a handgun while the other is posing with a rifle.
I predict the meltdown of the never Trumpers and snowflakes in 3,2,1.
If you thought Trump had triggered the Left over the Shutdown Standoff wait until they see him take a stand on THIS!
In stark contrast to the LAST guy in office, President Trump is strongly in the Pro-life camp, and has proven it year after year.
And he just kicked it up a notch!
This is the third year in a row he’s made this promise, but the first time that he’s faced a Pro-Abortion house.
Not only did Vice-President step up at the Pro-Life rally and lay out a host of reasons why Trump is the most Pro-Life president we’ve ever had, but Trump himself has renewed a significant pledge that will take him into more conflict with the Democrats.
“Today I have signed a letter to Congress to make clear that if they send any legislation to my desk that weakens the protection of human life, I will issue a veto,” Trump said in his video address. “And we have the support to uphold those vetoes. We know that every life has meaning and that every life is worth protecting; as president I will always defend the first right in our Declaration of Independence, the right to life.”
Susan B. Anthony List president Marjorie Dannenfelser told LifeNews that President Trump’s promise to veto all pro-abortion legislation sent a strong message to Democrats.
Here is the text of the President’s message.
Today, I am very proud to welcome tens of thousands of families, students, and people of all faiths and backgrounds to our nation’s capital for the 46th annual March For Life.
This is a movement founded on love and grounded in the nobility and dignity of every human life.
When we look into the eyes of a newborn child we see the beauty in the human soul and the Majesty of God’s creation. We know that every life has meaning and that every life is worth protecting. As President, I will always defend the first right of our Declaration of Independence, the right to life.
During my first week in office, I reinstated the Mexico City policy. We have taken bold action to protect the religious freedoms of doctors, nurses, and charities, like the Little Sisters of the Poor. We issued a new proposal to prohibit Title X taxpayer funding from going to any clinic that performs abortions. We are supporting the loving choice of adoption and foster care, including through the support of faith-based adoption services.
And I am supporting the US Senate’s effort to make permanent the Hyde amendment, which prohibits taxpayer funding for abortion in spending bills.
Today, I have signed a letter to Congress to make clear that if they send any legislation to my desk that weakens the protection of human life, I will issue a veto. And, we have the support to uphold those vetoes. Every child is a sacred gift from God.
As this year’s March For Life theme says: “Each person is unique, from day one”
That’s a very important phrase, ‘unique from day one.’ And so true.
I want to thank Americans who traveled all across the country to march for life. And, I especially want to thank so many young people who give us hope for the future.
Together we will work to save lives of unborn children so that they have a chance to live and to love, to thrive and to dream, and to bless our nation and reach their full and glorious potential.
Thank you and God bless you and your family and God bless America