An armed robbery suspect was shot and killed Monday morning while attempting to hold up three utility workers in north St. Louis County. According to police, three contractors for ADB Utility Company were servicing water lines near an intersection when a man approached and pulled out a gun. The suspect took wallets from two of the utility workers first, then demanded that the third worker hand over his belongings, which were inside of a work truck.
The third victim had a handgun stored inside the truck, however, and was able to retrieve the firearm. He then fired one shot at the suspect, striking him in the chest; the robber died at the scene. The robbery victim is cooperating with police, and investigators have recovered the suspect’s handgun, said St. Louis County Sgt. Brian Schellman. The St. Louis County Police Department is handling the incident as an act of self-defense.
President Vows To Push Forward On Gun Control
We’ve reported several times how we believe President Barack Obama won’t give up on pushing more restrictive gun-control laws on law-abiding Americans. Now Obama has confirmed that assertion.
In an interview published yesterday in GQ magazine, Obama told interviewer Bill Simmons, “I hope so,” in response to a question whether gun control would be the “dominant” issue on his agenda next year. “We have this weird habit in this culture of mourning and, you know, 48, 72 hours of wall-to-wall coverage, and then … suddenly we move on,” Obama said. “And I will do everything I can to make sure that there’s a sustained attention paid to this thing.”
President Obama’s assertion that he’ll keep pushing for more gun laws, which would only affect the law-abiding, should serve notice to all gun owners that we need to make sure we replace him with a more Second Amendment-friendly president next fall—specifically, not Hillary Clinton, Martin O’Malley or Bernie Sanders.
Disabled Maine Retiree Sues Landlord To Reclaim 2A Rights
A disabled former lobsterman and volunteer police officer who bought a firearm to protect himself—only to have his landlord threaten to evict him unless he gives up owning the gun—has filed suit against the property management company denying his rights.
In September, 67-year-old Harvey Lembo, who uses a wheelchair, has numerous health problems, and has been the victim of five burglaries, used a revolver that he’d bought only hours earlier to stop a home invader who’d come to steal his prescription pain medications. His landlord then gave him an ultimatum: Surrender the gun, or find somewhere else to live. So Lembo filed suit to reclaim his rights.
“Threatening to evict Mr. Lembo for defending himself clearly violates his constitutional rights,” said John Hohenwarter, NRA-ILA’s Maine state liaison. “Self-defense is a fundamental, God-given right that belongs to every law-abiding American—no matter their tax bracket, zip code or street address.”
New Poll Shows Significant Majority Of Military Adults Dislike Hillary Clinton
Between Oct. 25 and Nov. 2, Rassmussen Reports asked nearly 1,500 military adults a single question: “Do you have a Very Favorable, Somewhat Favorable, Somewhat Unfavorable or Very Unfavorable opinion of Hillary Clinton?”
Given Clinton’s disdain for our Constitution, you might expect the opinions of those who risk their lives to preserve that Constitution to skew more negatively than those of the general population. You’d be right: Sizeable majorities in all branches, active duty and veterans,view Clinton Very Unfavorably, with those in the Navy expressing the most negative views. Among the 81 percent with unfavorable opinions were 69 percent who hold a Very Unfavorable impression of her. However, while 15 percent view Clinton favorably, only 3 percent rated her Very Favorable.
Clinton fared somewhat better among military Democrats, with a 62 percent favorable rating (15 percent Very Favorable)—but these numbers were more than offset by the overwhelmingly negative opinions expressed by Republicans and Unaffiliated servicemen and women.
Ohio Steps Up For Student Safety
There’s a guy in Ohio named Joe Eaton, and as Fox News reported, he has something important figured out about mass shootings: “Time is the most important factor in these situations … and waiting for outside help is just not a viable solution anymore.”
As the director of FASTER Saves Lives, his organization has affiliated with the Buckeye Firearms Foundation to sponsor firearms, paramedic, and active shooter response training and skills for teachers in at least 40 Ohio school districts.
Detractors, of course, can’t see the forest for the trees: “Ohio seems incapable of addressing the real problem, which is the disturbing number of households in this country that make firearms readily available to young men in crisis.” So it’s just about the firearms, isn’t it?
We think it ought to be about stopping anyone who seeks to hurt children, no matter their despicable method. And stopping them right away.