A Pizza Hut employee shot a man who attempted to rob the store Tuesday night, the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office reports. According to the Sheriff’s Office, two masked men attempted to rob the Pizza Hut at 3251 17th St. at about 11:30 p.m. One of the employees reported that he drew his lawfully carried firearm after one of the robbers pointed a gun at him. The 22-year-old employee, who said he feared for his life, fired three times at the robber before taking cover. The robbers fled, leaving a firearm and blood behind.
Back when Mark Glaze was executive director of Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns, and later Everytown for Gun Safety, he went to great lengths to portray his master’s anti-gun positions as moderate. Glaze used the typical gun control advocate refrain that his groups were merely seeking “commonsense” gun laws. The anti-gun campaigner used every opportunity to remind his audience that he was from Colorado and the son of a licensed firearms dealer. When discussing Colorado’s magazine ban and private transfer restrictions in 2014, Glaze assured that the laws improved safety, but that the “Second Amendment is going to be protected.”
Numbers don’t lie. But gun control groups and the news media do. That explains why so many accounts of last Friday’s so-called Women’s March From #NRA2DOJ bear no resemblance to the event those of us who were actually onsite at NRA Headquarters witnessed with our own eyes.
Gun control is pushed as a strategy to keep Americans safe in their homes, schools and workplaces. It is presented as the key component in safer streets, neighborhoods and families. But what happens when gun control fails, as it regularly does? What then?
During President Obama’s administration, the number of concealed handgun permits soared to over 16.36 million – a 256% increase since 2007. Unlike surveys that may be affected by people’s unwillingness to answer some personal questions, concealed handgun permit data is the only really “hard data” that we have on gun ownership across the United States.
One person was shot and killed in a home invasion late Tuesday night in Zachary. According to the Zachary Police Department, the shooting occurred in the 4000 block of McHugh Road when a group of people tried to break into an apartment. The suspect, Damon Hayes, Jr., 20, was shot and killed by a homeowner. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office is assisting the Zachary Police Department process the scene that included numerous bullet casing, according to Zachary Police Chief David McDavid. McDavid says
The group behind last week's protest against the National Rifle Association over rhetoric it claimed was a "direct endorsement of violence" wished a convicted cop killer and fugitive a happy birthday on Monday.
Jim Wallace, the executive director of the Gun Owners Action League of Massachusetts, opposes the protective order bill. He said it does not do enough to address what happens after a firearm is taken away from an at-risk person.“You’ve got somebody who has an issue, you’ve got to drag them through this process which is going to aggravate the issue and then you’re going to take away their civil rights, and then what?” Wallace said. “What are we doing for them? Nothing.”
Muscatine County, Iowa, is home to about 40,000 people, and like too many places around the country, gun owners there have no public range where they can practice or compete safely. That may be changing, but it won’t be easy. The Muscatine Journal recently reported on a contentious public meeting about the proposed range, and found dozens of voices raised in favor of the range, along with some individuals who might seem like unlikely opponents.
The Wall Street Journal recently published an irresponsible opinion piece written by Virginia Congressman Don Beyer. The article was misleading and manipulative of the facts and it was clear that the op-ed was published without a basic fact check. The NRA sought to set the record straight by submitting both an op-ed piece and a letter to the editor. The WSJ published neither.
It’s important people know the facts behind Beyer’s ludicrous claims. Here’s the op-ed Chris Cox , NRA-ILA’s executive director wrote in response.
In addition to the dozens of law enforcement officials who were involved in the capture of an armed carjacking suspect early Wednesday morning, three men beginning their workday emerged as the good Samaritans who made all the difference.
A man and woman took matters into their own hands when they say someone tried to rob them. Now, that suspect is dead. The shooting happened about 4:55 a.m. at the Timber Lakes Apartments in the 11200 block of Montgall Avenue. It was at the apartment where the couple says a man with a gun tried to force them inside their home. The boyfriend grabbed his own gun and fought back. "My girlfriend and I put our groceries inside and I was going to walk her back to her car," Josh Habib said. Habib and his girlfriend were returning from Walmart after working the night shift at their job.
A burglary suspect was shot after breaking into a home in Duquesne, police said. The shooting happened just after midnight Tuesday on Clearview Avenue. According to police, a person inside the home shot the suspect in the leg. That person was taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital. Our photographer found a second scene down the street. A blue vehicle was being towed from the woods. Allegheny County Police are investigating.
Yesterday, the Joint Committee on the Judiciary heard H.3081, anti-gun extreme risk protection legislation. Your NRA-ILA was present at the hearing and testified against this anti-gun bill and against the anti-gun groups who were also present.
For instance, my office vigorously defended the Second Amendment rights of Texans by suing Waller County and the city of Austin to bring them into compliance with the state’s licensed carry laws. Recently, my office defeated a lawsuit brought by three University of Texas at Austin professors who sued to block the state’s campus carry law, simply because they disagreed with it.
A Rancho Cucamonga homeowner shot and wounded a thief who advanced at him with a knife, the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department said. Deputies arrived at a home in the 5400 block of Carriage Place around 6:15 a.m. Saturday after receiving reports of shots heard in the area. The homeowner told deputies that he heard noises in his garage and went to investigate the sounds. When he entered his garage, he saw a suspect burglarizing his car.