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Armed Texan Intervenes, Stops Alleged Sexual Assault of Female Jogger

Court documents filed this week claim an armed good Samaritan intervened and stopped an alleged sexual assault after hearing a female runner scream. The incident occurred on a running trail near Lady Bird Lake in Austin, Texas. According to the Austin American-Statesman, an affidavit claims the unidentified female was running around 5:46 a.m. when she began to hear loud steps closing in behind her. Suddenly, “the victim was grabbed behind by the suspect with both the suspect’s arms, (bear hug).” The victim said both she and the suspect fell to the ground “and she was on her back and the suspect was on top of her.” The woman said she tried to use a whistle to attract help but the suspect had her pinned down. Moreover, he placed his hand over her mouth to mute her screams. The suspect allegedly told the woman that he was “a virgin” as he assaulted her. At some point, the woman was able to scream and nearby armed jogger heard her. He ran toward the scream with his handgun and flashlight drawn and ordered the suspect to get off the woman. The attacker allegedly stood up “naked from the waist down” and took off running with the woman’s shoes and shorts. The partially naked woman walked toward the jogger who was holding the flashlight in hopes of finding protection. Three days later, police arrested 22-year-old Richard Jordon McEachern and accused him of perpetrating the assault. Police are also investigating whether McEachern may have been involved in a similar assault–carried out by grabbing another female jogger from behind–on August 22. On January 12, 2017, he New York Times editorial board wrote against expanding the opportunities for armed citizens to be armed for self-defense. The paper claimed, “The grim truth is that concealed-carry permit holders are rarely involved in stopping crime.”

Typical liberal factually inaccurate bs from the NY Times..  Whoever this “good Samaritan” was, he was definitely a hero.  And, his actions show the value in arming yourself.  If you don’t have a conceal carry permit yet, then get one.

Republicans push gun silencer bill; Democrats fire back

Lawmakers on Tuesday debated the merits of a Republican-backed bill that would make it easier for individuals to buy gun silencers. Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., introduced the measure in the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act, the Hill reported. The provision calls for a less extensive and instant background check. Duncan’s bill is reportedly dubbed the Hearing Protection Act. The debate was reportedly delayed after the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., in June in a park in Arlington, Va. Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., reportedly said it seems that sportsmen “have to choose between damaging their hearing and being able to hunt, shoot, target practice.” Democrats said the bill is dangerous, and would make it more difficult to determine where shots are being fired in an active-shooter situation. “We should not make it easier for anyone to obtain these weapons of war,” Rep. Jimmy Gomez, D-Calif., said, according to the report.

What a moron..   I’ve been in war, and I was never issued a suppressor!  This bill is eminently reasonable, and we support it 100%.  Despite what you may see on tv, suppressors are rarely used in criminal activity.  And, unless you live in the people’s republic of fascist California, you can readily get these things already.  This just makes the process easier, and less bureaucratic.  That’s all.  Anyway, to read the rest of this article, click on the text above.

Black Lives Matter claims ‘gun-toting racists’ incited by NRA to target minorities

An ongoing media battle between the National Rifle Association and Black Lives Matter continues unabated with a new ad on the incitement of “gun-toting racists.” Anger over an NRA ad with spokesperson Dana Loesch sparked a campaign by political activists in June to have it removed from social media. In addition to a planned Women’s March on the NRA’s headquarters for July 14, Black Lives Matter has released a YouTube video criticizing cops and “racists” who may be inspired by the NRA. “We’re talking about our lives here. When the NRA issues a public call to their constituents inciting violence against people who are constitutionally fighting for their lives, we don’t take that lightly,” a narrator says in YouTube video posted July 7. “We know that we are not safe, but we are not scared either. We will continue to produce media, teach students, march and protest to not only protect the First Amendment as fiercely as the NRA protects the Second [Amendment], but to protect our lives from gun-toting racists. We demand the NRA remove remove their dangerous propaganda videos narrated by conservative talk radio host Dana Loesch and Grant Stinchfield.” The ad in question features Mrs. Loesch criticizing the “resistance” movement against President Trump, along with activists who “smash windows, burn cars, shut down interstates and airports … until the only option left is for the police to do their jobs and stop the madness. … The only way to stop this violence of lies is with the clenched fist of truth.” Black Lives Matter’s video has attracted nearly 110,000 views since its debut. “Are they delusional?” the firearms advocacy website Bearing Arms responded Tuesday. “No officer wants to have to shoot anyone. No officer wants to put him or herself in harm’s way. When they have to draw their weapon they’re not just risking the other person’s life, they’re also risking their own.” “Freedom doesn’t mean destroying your hometown and looting like a crazy banshee,” Bearing Arms writer Beth Baumann continued. “Freedom means having your God-given rights protected. Freedom means protecting your rights in a peaceful manner.”

Agreed..  But it also means exercising those rights, even if it means doing so by defending yourself and your family with a firearm.  Kudos to St. Louis native Dana Loesch for standing firm and sticking up for our 2nd Amendment rights against anti-gun fascists like Black Lives Matter; a socialist, entitlement-minded, cop-hating, black racist, domestic terrorist organization.

Gavin Newsom Slams NRA for Urging ‘Truth’ Against the Left’s Lies and Violence

Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom (D) is blasting the NRA for a new commercial that points to the violence of the left and asks Americans to respond with “the clenched fist of truth.” The commercial is about seeing things as they really are, rather than seeing them the way the left likes to make them seem. It is about looking at attackers like the Alexandria attacker and admitting he was a Bernie Sanders supporters and a Trump hater, rather than glossing over those facts and embracing the left’s arguments that Alexandria was really a demonstration of the need for more gun control. It is about the violence and in-your-face anger that Trump supporters suffered at the hands of the left during the 2016 presidential cycle, and so much more. The NRA commercial is narrated by Dana Loesch, who closes her commentary by saying, “The only way we stop this, the only way we save our country and our freedom, is to fight this violence of lies with the clenched fist of truth. I’m the National Rifle Assn. of America, and I’m freedom’s safest place.” Newsom responded to the commercial by suggesting the NRA is calling for right-leaning individuals to come after liberal politicians. He said the message of the commercial is, “Come after politicians. Come after policy makers. Come after ME.” His attempts to recast the NRA commercial–to redefine the words and meanings contained in it–are a perfect example of the leftist machinations described in the commercial, minus the violence. They embody the very political correctness the left uses to cloak its own hatred for freedom in the garments of victimhood; to make itself appear under attack when, in fact, it is the left that wars against everything our Founding Fathers treasured.

Exactly right, AWR.  AWR Hawkins is responsible for that outstanding, and spot-on analysis.  Truth is the greatest cleansing agent.  To see this NRA commercial with Dana, click on the text above.  Excellent!!   🙂

74% of American gun owners say owning a gun is ‘essential to their freedom’: Poll

“As a nation, the U.S. has a deep and enduring connection to guns. Integrated into the fabric of American society since the country’s earliest days, guns remain a point of pride for many Americans. Whether for hunting, sport shooting or personal protection, most gun owners count the right to bear arms as central to their freedom,” reports a wide-ranging new poll from the Pew Research Center. It found that 74 percent of all U.S. gun owners say owning a gun is “essential to their freedom.” Another 73 percent of the owners say they could never see themselves “not owning a gun.” Half say that “all or most of their friends” also own guns. The survey, which also explores the political dimensions of gun ownership, says the nation has “a complex relationship with guns” for multiple reasons. It revealed that Americans have broad exposure to guns, whether they personally own one or not. At least two-thirds have lived in a household with a gun at some point in their lives. And roughly seven-in-ten — including 55 percent of those who have never personally owned a gun — say they have fired a gun at some point. Among those who do own one, more than two thirds cite personal protection as their primary motivation. Another 38 percent own a gun for hunting while 30 percent cite sport shooting. The poll also found that 13 percent own a gun as part of a collection and 8 percent for their job. Sixty-six percent of the owners surveyed own multiple firearms. One-in-10 handgun owners says they “carry all the time,” the research said. Forty-two percent of Americans live in a household with a gun and 30 percent personally own one. “Experience with guns starts relatively early particularly for those who grew up in a gun-owning household. Men who grew up in a household with guns and who have ever shot a gun report that they first fired a gun when they were, on average, 12 years old,” the poll reported. “Among women who grew up in gun-owning households and who have ever shot a gun, the average age at which they first fired a gun is 17. Men tend to become gun owners at an earlier age than women: 19 years old, on average, vs. 27 years old for women.”

‘This is war’: Florida sheriff urges citizens to arm themselves in case of attack

A Florida sheriff’s office posted a controversial message on social media, urging citizens to arm themselves in self-defense. Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey posted the video on Facebook Wednesday, two days after a deadly workplace shooting in nearby Orlando claimed the lives of five people. “Folks, now more than ever is the time for our citizens to be prepared to serve as the first line of defense, not only for them, but for their families,” Sheriff Ivey said. As images of the Fort Lauderdale airport shooting and Pulse nightclub massacre flashed on-screen, Ivey warned residents that attacks have happened locally as well as abroad. “What’s next is to fully understand that this is war, and you better be prepared to wage war to protect you, your family, and those around you if attacked,” he said. Ivey stressed that attackers rely on people running, hiding, and waiting for help, rather than fighting back. “What they don’t count on is being attacked themselves, having to become defensive to save their own lives,” Ivey argued. The sheriff said that calling 911 means officers are on their way, but said, “Until they arrive, it’s up to you and those with you to neutralize or eliminate the threat.” Ivey encouraged people to take self-defense classes, and urged those with concealed weapons permits to carry their guns with them at all times. “No matter who you are or what your position is on guns, there’s no denying the fact that the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun or a knife is an armed and well-prepared citizen or law enforcement officer,” Ivey said. The sheriff’s message received a mixed response.

I’m sure..  But, Sheriff Ivey is exactly right!!  As a concealed carry person myself, I’m always armed.  And, it doesn’t hurt that I have many years of experience as a “field grade” Army officer, including time in Afghanistan, etc.  If you don’t have a concealed carry permit, consider getting one…as well as a concealed carry firearm.  Then, spend time on your local firing range.  Its a great hobby, and is something you do with your family and loved ones.  Kudos to Sheriff Ivey for having the courage in this day and age to put such a message out there.  Excellent!!    🙂

May 2017 Shatters Background Check Records Set Under Obama

May 2017 shattered the gun purchase background check records set under Barack Obama during May 2015 and 2016. Breitbart News reported that May 2015 set what was then an all-time record for background checks for the month of May and began a 19-month streak in which each month surpassed background check records. In other words, May 2015 witnessed more background checks than any May in history, then June 2015 witnessed more background checks than any June, and more in July than any July, and so on. The streak continued through November 2016. Newly released FBI figures for May 2017 show that the background check records set in May 2015 and 2016 are now history. May 2015 saw 1,580,980 checks, May 2016 saw 1,870,000, and May 2017 saw 1,942,677. It is interesting to note the newest month-of-May record comes on the heels of a Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) report that concealed carry surged 215% between 2007 and 2015. CPRC reported the murder rate fell 14% during that same time period.

…a fact you will NOT hear about, if you get your news from the dominantly liberal mainstream media.  This is really good news; more and more law abiding Americans exercising their 2nd Amendment rights.  It’s a beautiful thing!    🙂