Self Defense

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Interested readers & researchers will find usefully similar information over on the        Gun Control  page as well.

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The Second Amendment is Not about Hunting

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2013/01/the_second_amendment_is_not_about_hunting_1.html

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It is far more common for Americans to use guns to defend themselves or others against violence than to use guns to commit violence

http://thefederalist.com/2018/05/23/guns-dont-kill-people-gun-bans/

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Oh Look, Another “Study” Debunking the Myth of Defensive Gun Use

http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2015/07/16/oh-look-a-new-study-debunking-the-myth-of-defensive-gun-use/?print=1

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New [2018] FBI Data on Active Shooters Shows the Importance of Armed Citizens

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/05/fbi-active-shooter-data-shows-importance-of-armed-citizens/ 

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Why It’s Consistent To Be Pro-Gun And Pro-Life: Self Defense

http://thefederalist.com/2016/07/13/why-its-consistent-to-be-pro-gun-and-pro-life/

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What The Science Says:

An Unpublished CDC Study Confirms over 2 Million Annual Defensive Gun Uses

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/04/21/unpublished-cdc-study-confirms-2-million-annual-defensive-gun-uses/

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A[n unpublished 2013] CDC study has concluded that guns are used in cases of individual self-defense anywhere between 500,000 and 3,000,000 times annually.”

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/04/the_invisible_victims_of_gun_control.html

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CDC Study: Use of Firearms for Self-Defense is ‘Important Crime Deterrent’

https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/cdc-study-use-firearms-self-defense-important-crime-deterrent

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… tens of thousands of crimes are prevented each year by ordinary citizens with guns.

http://www.cato.org/pubs/wtpapers/WP-Tough-Targets.pdf

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The purpose of this map is to draw more attention to this aspect of the firearms policy debate.

http://www.cato.org/guns-and-self-defense/

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… each year in the U.S. there are about 2.2 to 2.5 million DGUs [Defensive Gun Uses] of all types by civilians against humans…

http://www.saf.org/LawReviews/KleckAndGertz1.htm

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Study authors Clayton Cramer and David Burnett examined, among other things, news accounts of defensive uses of guns during the past eight years.  As the report points out, many incidents of defensive gun use do not involve discharge of the weapon, and the propensity of the media and anti-gun activists is to mostly disregard such occurrences. Another of the insights is that when a gun is used for defensive purposes, usually more than one crime is prevented.

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/02/self-defense_report_cheered_by_second_amendment_advocates.html

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How Often Are Firearms Used in Self-Defense?

http://www.guncite.com/gun_control_gcdguse.html

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Estimates over the number of defensive gun uses [in the U.S.] vary wildly, depending on the study’s definition of a defensive gun use, survey design, population, criteria, time-period studied, and other factors.  Low-end estimates are in the range of 55,000 to 80,000 incidents per year, while high end estimates reach of 4.7 million per year.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defensive_gun_use

[ASND would simply ask, “Since when is 55,000 saved lives a “low” number?]

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Among state and federal prison inmates convicted of using a firearm, less than 2 percent used a military-style semi-automatic.
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… studies show guns stop more crime than they cause…
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The best empirical research on the matter finds that, where gun ownership levels are highest, in fact, homicide rates are far lower.
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Somewhere around 0.8 to 2.0 million violent crimes are deterred each year because of gun ownership and use by civilians. In addition, another 1.5 to 2.5 million crimes are stopped by armed civilians.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/01/09/gun-owners-warn-new-laws-would-hurt-ability-to-fight-crime/

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Change in Justifiable Homicides Per Million: 2001 – 2005 & 2006 – 2010

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Even This Left Wing LGBT Group Now Embraces Guns

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-lgbt-guns-pink-pistols-20200809-snap-story.html

[But not until they felt the pain of unnecessary loss of innocents close to them, exactly what conservatives have been pleading for decades.]

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List of 16 mass shootings stopped by armed citizens

http://blog.uritraining.com/?p=88

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Just one single month’s worth of gun use data provides ample evidence of how valuable a firearm can be in the hands of law-abiding citizens

https://www.dailysignal.com/2018/07/09/a-month-of-data-provides-ample-evidence-for-why-law-abiding-citizens-own-firearms/amp/

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13 New Cases of Armed Citizens Stopping Criminals in February, 2019

https://stream.org/new-cases-of-armed-citizens-stopping-criminals-in-february/

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No, Liberal Liars, Anti-Self Defense States Do Not Have The Fewest Gun Deaths

http://thefederalist.com/2018/09/27/no-elizabeth-warren-anti-gun-states-not-fewest-gun-deaths/

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Another politically incorrect reality is that women who use weapons to resist sexual violence are far less likely to be raped or otherwise injured… [and] in the vast majority of defensive gun uses, the defender never even fires a gun, because the criminal flees when he sees that his target is armed.

https://www.justfactsdaily.com/rape-facts-and-falsehoods/#

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Homosexual Americans are arming themselves to stay alive

https://nypost.com/2018/06/12/gay-americans-are-arming-themselves-to-stay-alive/

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Women & Guns:

Undercutting Women’s Safety

http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/04/undercutting_womens_safety.html

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Female gun ownership and the rise of fashionable “carrywear”

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/female-gun-ownership-and-the-rise-of-fashionable-carrywear/

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She Was Raped at 22.  Now She Advocates for Women to Have Choice to Carry a Gun.

http://dailysignal.com//print?post_id=289729

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Meet the fastest-growing demographic among gun owners: Women

http://hotair.com/archives/2013/02/18/video-meet-the-fastest-growing-demographic-among-gun-owners/

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… the unidentified woman wrestled the gun away from Heath and shot him.

http://www.wpxi.com/news/26086086/detail.html?cxntlid=cmg_cntnt_rss

[Oh, the  HORROR !   That poor,   defenseless   boy.   How   could   that   woman  be  allowed  to do such an  evil   thing  and  not   be   prosecuted ?]

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Teen Mom Shoots, Kills Intruder With 911 Dispatcher on the Phone

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/01/04/teen-mom-shoots-kills-intruder-with-11-dispatcher-on-phone/

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Woman leaving for church shoots, kills intruder

https://mobile.wnd.com/2018/12/woman-leaving-for-church-shoots-kills-intruder/

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South Carolina woman kills escaped jail inmate who kicked down her door

https://www.foxnews.com/us/south-carolina-woman-kills-escaped-jail-inmate-who-kicked-down-her-door-sheriff-says

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Woman shoots hatchet-wielding would-be robber

https://www.wsbradio.com/news/national/woman-shoots-hatchet-wielding-would-robber-police-say/thFJJGO7X8gkdr8lrUFvOJ/

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Woman kills home invader with gun perched on Bible

http://www.wnd.com/2017/01/woman-kills-home-invader-with-gun-perched-on-bible/print/

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Watch This Hero Mom Stop A Home Invader With Her Shotgun

http://thefederalist.com/2018/08/01/watch-this-hero-mom-stop-a-home-invader-with-her-shotgun/

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Attempted kidnapping of woman in Cleveland stopped by Bible study group

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/02/05/attempted-kidnapping-woman-in-cleveland-stopped-by-bible-study-group.html

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Mom Shoots Man Trying to Steal SUV With Kids Inside

https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/national-international/Mother-Opens-Fire-on-Kidnapping-Suspect-487378971.html

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Revenge for martial arts expert as she turns the table on attackers

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2163632/Priscilla-Dang-Revenge-martial-arts-expert-turns-table-attackers.html

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Woman shoots 17-year-old who broke into house, tried to stab her

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/dncrime/Cops-Woman-shoots-17-year-old-who-broke-into-house-tried-to-stab-her.html

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Knockout Game Goes Terribly RIGHT as Woman Turns on Her Attacker

http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/knockout-game-goes-terribly-right-woman-wails-her-attacker

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Detroit Mom Shoots at Home Invaders, Says, ‘I Didn’t Have Time to Get Scared’

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2014/02/detroit_mom_shoots_at_home_invaders_says_i_didnt_have_time_to_get_scared.html

[Speaking of Detroit, the  4th worst  murder city in the U.S…]

Detroit Police Chief: Good Guys With Guns Reduced Robberies 37%

http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/dgreenfield/detroit-police-chief-good-guys-with-guns-reduced-robberies-37/print/

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Detroit police chief James Craig says more citizens should be armed

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/01/03/detroit-police-chief-james-craig-says-more-citizens-should-be-armed/?intcmp=latestnews

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Children’s Lives Saved, Sometimes By Children — With Guns:

Oklahoma Girl, 12, Shoots Intruder During Home Burglary

http://abcnews.go.com/US/kendra-st-clair-oklahoma-girl-12-shoots-intruder/story?id=17524438#.UIamyYbhc2k

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As More States Confiscate Guns, Dad Shoots Pedophile Who Broke Into             Daughter’s Room

https://thefreethoughtproject.com/as-more-states-confiscate-guns-man-shoots-home-invader-who-was-undressing-in-daughters-room/

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Father attacked outside Memphis restaurant while holding 1-year-old daughter,         saves both of them with handgun

https://www.fox13memphis.com/top-stories/father-attacked-outside-memphis-restaurant-while-holding-1-year-old-daughter/750618418

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Another Good Guy With A Gun Saves Mother And Daughter Who Were Being Attacked

https://www.dailywire.com/news/27365/police-good-guy-gun-saves-mother-and-daughter-ryan-saavedra

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Man Shoots Robbery Suspect, Protects 2-Month-Old Son

http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2013/01/08/columbus-man-fights-back-armed-robber.html

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Gun owner helps save Missouri mother of 3 during violent attack after hearing          ‘blood-curdling screams’

https://www.foxnews.com/us/gun-owner-helps-save-missouri-mother-of-3-during-violent-attack-after-hearing-blood-curdling-screams

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Alabama McDonald’s gunman killed by armed dad, who is injured in shootout

https://www.foxnews.com/us/dad-eating-with-kids-at-mcdonalds-fatally-shoots-gunman-inside-alabama-mcdonalds

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Protecting Children in the Public Schools:

Miami/Dade County, FL:  Classroom Teachers Can Now Have Guns In Classrooms

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article229906419.html

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Armed bystander takes down gunman at Titusville back-to-school event

https://www.wftv.com/news/local/police-investigate-shooting-at-titusville-park/806192101

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Armed bystander stops stabbing outside school

http://www.woai.com/mostpopular/story/Armed-bystander-stops-stabbing-outside-school/6zTYMpy8pUOeyrbElEBOTQ.cspx

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Parkland Shooting Commission Recommends Arming Teachers

https://www.dailywire.com/news/39938/parkland-shooting-commission-report-causes-stir-james-barrett

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Sandy Hook[[Newtown] Dad Backs NRA’s School-Safety Plan

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/sandy-hook-dad-backs-nras-school-safety-plan

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School districts across country embrace call to hire armed guards

http://freebeacon.com/protecting-our-kids/?print=1

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Church Shootings:

Responding to Inane Arguments Against Armed Guards In Schools, Business, Churches, Stadia, & Anywhere Else

https://stream.org/responding-inane-arguments-armed-guards/

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Four Things You Can Do Right Now to Harden Your Place of Worship                                [Or Work, Or Study, or…] Against a Shooter

https://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/four-things-you-can-do-right-now-to-harden-your-church-against-a-shooter/

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Yet another church shooting spree stopped by usher with gun

http://www.wnd.com/2017/09/1-killed-at-least-6-injured-at-tennessee-church-shooting/print/ 

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NRA Member Stopped 2017 Church Massacre with AR-15

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/03/nra_member_stopped_massacre_with_ar15.html

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At least one church that will never have a massacre

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2015/07/at_least_one_chuch_which_will_never_have_a_massacre.html

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When Jeanne Assam’s Gun Stopped a Church Massacre

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/11/when_jeanne_assams_gun_stepped_a_church_massacre.html

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The Elderly Saving Their Own Lives And The Lives Of Others:

Elderly sisters, aged 94 and 93, fight off armed carjacker in New Jersey

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/05/02/elderly-sisters-aged-4-and-3-fight-off-armed-carjacker-in-new-jersey/?test=latestnews

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86-year-old woman grabs gun in self-defense

http://www.wcyb.com/news/86-year-old-woman-grabs-gun-in-self-defense/-/14590844/18404728/-/9fdio6z/-/index.html

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79-Year-Old Woman Fights Off Intruder For 10 Minutes With Her Gun

https://freedomoutpost.com/georgia-79-year-old-woman-fights-off-intruder-for-10-minutes-with-her-gun-come-on-i-got-something-for-you/

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74-Year-Old Woman Uses Her Gun To Fend Off A Burglar With A Long Rap Sheet

http://thefederalist.com/2018/12/03/74-year-old-woman-uses-gun-fend-off-burglar-long-rap-sheet/

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Man, 91, shoots suspected robber in Eastpointe

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/macomb-county/2016/08/22/eastpointe-shooting/89104534/

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Elderly farmer near Bois D’Arc pulls gun on 3 thieves who came back for more

http://www.petoskeynews.com/features/ky3-elderly-farmer-catches-3-thieves-on-his-property-20120308,0,3459274.story

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Police say a 75-year-old Detroit man fatally shot an armed 18-year-old man who was trying to break into his home on the city’s west side with two other people.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/03/28/75-year-old-kills-break-in-suspect-detroit-police-say/?test=latestnews

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An 80-year-old Army veteran was arrested after he shot a burglar who had broken into his Chicago-area home.

http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/top-stories/80-year-old-homeowner-arrested-for-shooting-burglar.html

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A 65-year-old man shot two teens, one fatally, as they tried to rob him…

http://readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=361536

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Wisconsin man who helped US troops in Vietnam stands up to armed carjackers in Wisconsin on Memorial Day

https://www.foxnews.com/us/vietnam-veteran-stands-up-to-armed-carjackers-in-wisconsin-on-memorial-day

[Can you believe conservatives would even allow old people in the same room with guns?   Conservatives are morons.]

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A Few More Examples (Of Thousands That Could Be Cited):

Pensacola Shooting Victim’s Family Call For Right To Bear Arms On Military Bases

https://thefederalist.com/2019/12/10/pensacola-shooting-victims-family-call-for-right-to-bear-arms-on-military-bases/

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Widow says gun laws prevented her from protecting her husband from her stalker

https://www.foxnews.com/media/widow-gun-laws-stalker-killed-husband

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Homeowner with AR-15 Repels Four Armed Intrusion Suspects, Killing Two

https://www.breitbart.com/2nd-amendment/2019/07/11/homeowner-ar-15-repels-four-armed-intrusion-suspects-killing-two/

[See, also,  this page .]

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Texas homeowner shoots, kills 3 men and injures 2 during home invasion

https://www.foxnews.com/us/texas-homeowner-shoots-kills-3-men-and-injures-2-during-home-invasion-officials-say

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Armed man helps subdue suspect in deadly stabbing in Seattle

https://www.foxnews.com/us/armed-man-helps-subdue-suspect-in-deadly-stabbing-in-seattle

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Husband uses legally-owned firearm to rescue wife from two armed criminals

https://winteryknight.com/2018/07/19/husband-uses-legally-owned-firearm-to-rescue-wife-from-two-armed-criminals/amp/

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Texas man yelling ‘Jesus is coming’ while stabbing toddler is shot by neighbor trying to stop attack

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/08/20/texas-man-yelling-jesus-is-coming-while-stabbing-toddler-is-shot-by-neighbor-trying-to-stop-attack-cops-say.html

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The thieves didn’t expect to be surrounded by about six customers with guns raised

https://www.heraldnet.com/news/the-plan-was-to-steal-tools-then-customers-drew-their-guns/

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Several shots were fired [and a] voice can be heard yelling after the suspect fled the scene.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/security-footage-captures-shooting-during-kentucky-home-invasion

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Armed citizen kills shooter at OKC restaurant

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/05/armed_citizen_kills_shooter_at_okc_restaurant_.html

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Starbucks clerk relives attack after customer shoots assailant

https://mobile.wnd.com/2018/10/starbucks-customer-shoots-man-attacking-clerk/

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Gun-owning pastor shot, killed would-be carjacker

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/06/20/gun-owning-pastor-who-shot-killed-would-be-carjacker-outside-walmart-speaks-out.html

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Suspected Walmart robber tries to carjack two different cars, both drivers pull out guns

https://wsvn.com/news/local/suspected-walmart-robber-tries-to-carjack-two-different-cars-both-drivers-pull-out-guns/

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Come in here and you might leave feet-first.”

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2010/09/28/pkg.bank.robbery.guns.khou?hpt=T2

[Crackpot   right   wingnut   moron.                                                                                                    Thinking people   know  that  more guns  means  more   violent   crime.    Period .]

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The man ran off…”

http://www.suntimes.com/news/24-7/2915876,CST-NWS-broom1123.article

[ Still   others   fail   miserably  while  attempting  to  rob   homes . ]

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Arizona Resident Shoots Four Burglars Inside House

https://mb.ntd.com/arizona-resident-shoots-four-burglars-inside-house-one-dies_272971.html/

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Victim shoots attempted robber in McDonald’s drive-thru

https://fox59.com/2018/12/06/victim-shoots-attempted-robber-in-mcdonalds-drive-thru-on-indys-east-side/amp/

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Property owner shoots suspected copper thief

http://blog.chron.com/newswatch/2012/03/property-owner-shoots-1-suspected-copper-thief-second-man-flees/

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Fatally shot by customer, armed robbery suspect was tied to plot against UConn great Ray Allen’s stepfather

https://www.courant.com/breaking-news/hc-br-prospect-attempted-robbery-20181130-story.html

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The boy became face to face with a burglar, who pointed a gun at him.  The 14-year-old fired at the suspect.  The suspect is now in critical condition at an area hospital.”

http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/story/18860494/2012/06/22/14-year-old-shoots-injures-home-intruder

[ASND reminds readers that, in many states, that boy could now be charged with a crime.]

[Wanna guess which political party controls those states?]

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Customer shoots suspects during Internet cafe robbery

http://www.myfoxorlando.com/story/19035444/customer-shoots-suspects-during-internet-cafe-robbery

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Gun carrying man ends stabbing spree at Salt Lake grocery store

http://www.abc4.com/content/about_4/bios/story/conceal-and-carry-stabbing-salt-lake-city-smiths/NDNrL1gxeE2rsRhrWCM9dQ.cspx

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… an off duty sheriff’s deputy who was working security at the theater shot [the armed assailant] once.

http://radio.woai.com/cc-common/mainheadlines3.html?feed=119078&article=10644119

[Hmm… ASND wonders if the victim could have saved his own life by doing the same thing.]

[Oh, right. He likely not allowed to protect himself.]

[Sorry about that.]

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Police: Fla. clerk’s gun beats thief’s cattle prod

http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/20547465/police-fla-clerks-gun-beats-thiefs-cattle-prod#axzz2HX1lOhtw

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Homeowner shoots naked intruder found choking dog

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/02/16305397-homeowner-shoots-naked-intruder-found-choking-dog-police-say?lite&lite=obinsite

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Good Samaritan with gun kills man beating state trooper

http://www.wnd.com/2017/01/good-samaritan-with-gun-kills-man-beating-state-trooper/print/

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After the robber had been shot, police say he jumped over a fence and was attacked by a German Shepherd.  That attack prevented him from getting away.

http://www.khou.com/news/local/Robbery-victim-wants-to-thank-Good-Samaritans-who-came-to-his-rescue–186572461.html

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Two South Florida Men Use Guns to Protect Themselves from Robbers

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/01/15/Two-South-Florida-Men-Use-Guns-To-Protect-Themselves-From-Robbers

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Man shot during Glendale residence party

http://www.azonlinenews.com/glendale/police-man-shot-at-glendale-house-party/

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Louisiana kidnap victim’s cousin kicks down door, shoots and kills abductor

http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/09/justice/louisiana-cousin-kills-kidnapper/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

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California homeowner foils home invasion attempt by firing shotgun, police say

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/02/08/california-homeowner-foils-home-invasion-attempt-by-firing-shotgun-police-say/

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Doctor had gun, wounded hospital shooter, prosecutor says

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/doctor-had-gun-wounded-hospital-shooter-pennsylvania-prosecutor-says/

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New FBI stats counter the mainstream, left wing media’s anti-gun culture war
Background checks for February 2018 reached the second-highest February level ever… [and] membership in the NRA and gun rights groups across the country… is spiking.

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/03/new_fbi_stats_counter_the_medias_antigun_culture_war.html

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The Bible On Self Defense:

One conclusion which can be drawn from [ Exodus 22:2-3 ] is that a threat to our life is to be met with lethal force…  At night it is more difficult to discern whether [an] intruder is a thief or a murderer.  Furthermore, the nighttime makes it more difficult to defend oneself and to avoid killing the thief at the same time.  During the daytime, it better be clear that one’s life [is] in danger, otherwise, defense becomes vengeance, and that belongs in the hand of the [civil] magistrate… 

In  Proverbs 25:26  we [are taught] that ‘A righteous man who falters before the wicked is like a murky spring and a polluted well.‘  Certainly, we would be faltering before the wicked if we [were unwilling] to resist an assailant who might be threatening our [or someone else’s] life.  In other words, we have no right to hand over our life which is a gift from God to the unrighteous.  It is a serious mistake to equate a civilized society with one in which the decent people are doormats for the evil to trample on…

Psalm 144:1  [says God] trains my hands for war and my fingers for battle‘…  Those who trust God should also make adequate provision for their own defense even as we are instructed in the passages cited above.  For a man to refuse to provide adequately for his and his family’s defense would be to defy God…  It may seem pious to say that one is trusting in God for protection, and we all must, but it is tempting God [see  Mt 4:7 ] if we do not take the measures that He has laid out for us in the Bible…

Many people, [some] Christians included, assume that Christ taught pacifism.  They cite  Matthew 5:38-39  for their ‘proof’…  [But t]he Sermon on the Mount from which this passage is taken deals with righteous personal [rather than civil, or governmental] conduct.  In [this] passage, Christ is clearing up a confusion that had led people [during Christ’s time on Earth] to think that conduct proper for the civil government — that is, taking vengeance — was also proper for an individual…  Christ was correcting the religious leaders on their teaching that ‘an eye for an eye‘ applies to private revenge [It did not.  It applied — then and now — only to civil magistrates]…  The reference to ‘an eye for an eye‘ was taken from  Exodus 21:24-25  which deals with how the [civil] magistrate must deal with a crime.  Namely, the punishment must fit the crime.  The religious leaders of Christ’s day had twisted a passage that applied to the government and misused it as a principle of personal revenge… Resisting an attack is not to be confused with taking vengeance, which is the exclusive domain of God ( Romans 12:19 )…  Private vengeance means one would stalk down a criminal after one’s life is no longer in danger as opposed to defending oneself during an attack…   Christ was not teaching something different about self defense than is taught elsewhere in the Bible.  Otherwise, He would be contradicting Himself…  The Bible distinguishes clearly between the duties of the civil magistrate (the government) and the duties of an individual.  Namely, God has delegated to the civil magistrate the administration of justice.  Individuals have the responsibility of protecting their lives from attackers.  Christ was referring to this distinction in the Matthew 5 passage…  The Christian pacifist may try to argue that God has changed His mind from the time that He gave Moses the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai.  Perhaps they would want us to think that Christ canceled out the Ten Commandments in Exodus 20 or the provision for justifiably killing a thief in Exodus 22.  But the writer of Hebrews makes it clear that this cannot be, because ‘Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever ( Hebrews 13:8 ).  In the Old Testament, the prophet Malachi [also] records God’s words this way: ‘For I am the Lord, I do not change.’ ( Malachi 3:6 ).  

We must also consider what Christ told his disciples in his last hours with them: ‘…and he who has no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one.‘ ( Luke 22:36 )  Keep in mind that the sword was the finest offensive weapon available to an individual soldier — the equivalent then of a military rifle today.  The Christian pacifist will likely object at this point that only a few hours later, Christ rebuked Peter who used a sword to cut off the ear of Malchus, a servant of the high priest in the company of a detachment of troops.  [But l]et us read what Christ [actually] said to Peter in  Matthew 26:52-54 …  While Christ told Peter to ‘put your sword in its place,’ He clearly did not say get rid of it forever.  That would have contradicted what he had told the disciples only hours before.  Peter’s sword was to protect his own mortal life from danger.  His sword was not needed to protect the Creator of the universe and the King of kings…

Years after Pentecost, Paul wrote in a letter to Timothy ‘But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever‘ ( 1 Tim. 5:8 ).  This passage applies to our subject because it would be absurd to buy a house, furnish it with food and facilities for one’s family, and then refuse to install locks and provide the means to protect the family and the property.  Likewise it would be absurd not to take, if necessary, the life of a night-time thief to protect the members of the family. ( Exodus 22:2-3 )…

A related, and even broader concept, is found in the  parable of the Good Samaritan … It was the Good Samaritan who [saved the life] of the mugging victim…  The others who walked by and ignored the victim’s plight were not acting as ‘neighbors‘ to him…  In the light of all we have seen the Scriptures teach to this point, can we argue that if we were able to save another’s life from an attacker by shooting the attacker with our gun that we should ‘turn the other cheek‘ instead?  The Bible speaks of no such right.  It only speaks of our responsibilities in the face of an attack — as individual creatures made by God, as householders or as neighbors.

https://gunowners.org/fs9902/

and…

The record of Abraham rescuing Lot and his family, the entire book of Nehemia (beginning here), and the social justice law of protecting private property in Exodus 2 are all clear examples of God’s commands to and expectations of the righteous strong to protect the innocent weak.  Some object that those examples — while explicit and obviously in support of defending the helpless — are from the Old Testament, which the coming of Jesus Christ expunged.  However, since defending innocents is the preservation of life, it is classifiable as a moral law, clearly distinct from the Old Testament civil and ceremonial laws.  Since every citation of God’s moral laws in the New Testament are affirmations of the same laws from the Old Testament, self defense is therefore affirmed (i.e. intentionally perpetuated) by the New Testament.  In fact, Jesus explicitly commanded His disciples to purchase and posses weapons for the obvious purpose of self defense.  To somehow force that command into a contextual box limited only to the disciples He taught in his physical presence (for those who don’t know, Jesus calls all Christians His disciples) is to commit the interpretive sin of eisegesis.  Since Jesus also commands Christians (in the second greatest of all commandments) to love our “neighbors“, we cannot obey that command if we intentionally allow abuse or slaughter of our innocent “neighbors” by not defending them when they are threatened (which, btw, also applies to the wicked slaughter of helpless unborn children in abortion).  Defending our innocent “neighbors“, therefore (including family & friends), is clearly commanded by God for all Christians in all societies and all generations.  Defending our “neighbors” against criminals carrying guns (or even potentially carrying guns) requires defending them with weapons of equal or greater power to destroy, else the power to deter — which weapons inherently possess — is completely lost.  Defending innocent life, therefore — including with guns (at least in cultures where guns exist) — , is clearly and unequivocally commanded for all cultures and epochs by the God who created life.  These points are made eloquently in the following sermon series:

http://www.sermonaudio.com/search.asp?seriesOnly=true&currSection=sermonstopic&sourceid=philipdecourcy&keyword=Maximum+Security&keyworddesc=Maximum+Security

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If there is one particularly virulent strain of… fundamentally fascist political theology  —  it’s the implicit insistence that citizens of the United States ought to have little or no right to defend themselves.

http://pjmedia.com/michaelwalsh/2012/07/24/mike-bloombergs-suicide-cult/?print=1

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So You Want To Own a Gun

http://pjmedia.com/blog/so-you-want-to-own-a-gun/?print=1

… &

http://pjmedia.com/blog/so-you-want-to-own-a-gun-part-two/?print=1

… &

http://pjmedia.com/blog/so-you-want-to-own-a-gun-part-three/?print=1

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Blacks & Guns:

[Liberals Believe] Blacks and Women Should Not Have Guns

http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/02/why_blacks_and_women_should_not_have_guns.html

and…

‘Never Again’ Campaign Launched: Gun Control Has Historic Roots in Disarming Blacks, Lynchings by the KKK

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/never-again-campaign-launched-gun-control-has-historic-roots-disarming-blacks-lynchings


 

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Tell Everyone That Your House Is Completely Unprotected

 

 

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