First he tried to gain entrance through the front door. When that attempt failed, he went around back and tried another door. By that time, the homeowner was ready.
Eric Smith, 24, was attempting to break into a residence in Richland County, S.C. It was around 2 p.m. on a Saturday afternoon, and the homeowner was home. Upon hearing the sounds of someone trying to get into his house, he went and got his gun. By that time, Smith had moved around to the back door and was trying to get in that way. The homeowner then fired his handgun, striking Smith in the lower body.
Smith was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. When released, he’ll be charged with burglary first-degree. And we can only think the armed homeowner is thankful to be safe and unharmed after stopping the threat.
Wayne LaPierre: “Disarmament”
The NRA has released a new spot in its “Freedom’s Safest Place” campaign. Featuring NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, the video states that the greatest damage the terrorists could ever inflict upon us is disarmament at the hands of the political elites.
“What kind of government cares more about appeasing Islamic terrorists than defending the constitutional rights of its citizens,” LaPierre asks. “A government that would disarm us during the age of terror.”
He argues that nothing would make us more vulnerable to generations of suffering and slaughter than the destruction of the Second Amendment. And yet many of our very own politicians and a relentless media are launching that attack themselves.
LaPierre says what they fear most is what we most value—our freedom. And he promises that the NRA and its members will never surrender our right to survive. Watch “Disarmament” here.
Virginia Ends Right-To-Carry Reciprocity With 25 Other States
In another anti-gun move that circumvents the legislative process, Virginia Democrat Attorney General Mark R. Herring unilaterally decreed Tuesday that Virginia will no longer honor concealed-carry reciprocity agreements made with 25 other states, effective Feb. 1, 2016.
In practical terms, that means Virginia residents with concealed handgun permits will now be allowed to carry in only six other states, instead of 31. And Right-to-Carry licensees from 25 other states—from Alaska to Florida and Pennsylvania to Wyoming, including three states that border Virginia—will no longer be allowed to exercise that freedom in Virginia.
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Morning Joe Co-Host Says White Men With Guns Are Worse Than Terrorism
In a heated discussion on radical Islamic terrorism with presidential candidate Rick Santorum, “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski drew a parallel with white male gun owners.
Brzezinski condescendingly interrupted Santorum when he suggested the Muslim community should be doing more to combat jihadists: “Come on, Rick Santorum, you know better, you’re a smart guy … Why aren’t you working on white men with guns?”
In the stunned silence that followed, Brzezinski pressed on: “You look at the data on white men with guns wreaking havoc in this country, why aren’t white men all coming forward? Why don’t you call on them to do that?”
Brzezinski didn’t cite any sources to back her claim that white men are “wreaking havoc.” The latest FBI statistics showed gun homicides continued their 20-year decline in 2014. But in Brzezinski’s world, the terror threat level would rise based on skyrocketing gun sales, instead of actual threat assessments by security professionals.
Michael Moore’s Latest Call For Gun Confiscation
Gun-hating movie producer Michael Moore, in what initially appeared to be an attempt at making sense in the gun debate, instead has proved the point that he is in favor of confiscating firearms from law-abiding Americans.
In a guest column for the “Hollywood Reporter” titled “The NRA Is Actually Half-Right,” Moore makes a logical point: “Unfortunately, even if we had stronger gun laws, we would still have a few thousand gun deaths in this country. That’s because we have a problem no law can solve.” Moore then went too far: “We will probably never be able to rid ourselves of the more than quarter-billion guns that are in our homes. But any effort to reduce this number would reduce the level of killing.”
Of course, any “effort to reduce this number” of guns already in our homes is, in reality, banning and confiscation. Good try, Michael, but we think we’ll continue working to keep our Second Amendment rights intact.
Washington Times Blasts Obama Gun-Ban Plan
In one of the best refutations of President Barack Obama’s call to squash the Second Amendment rights of Americans on secret government lists, The Washington Times on Tuesday stated, “Someone should explain to the president how these things actually work.”
As the Times pointed out: “The names of about 47,000 persons are on the various ‘no fly’ lists and over a million are on ‘terrorist watch’ lists compiled from nominations by various federal agencies. No one knows exactly how someone gets on the lists.”
The Times concluded by quoting a former Virginia governor who was very familiar with the topic: “James Gilmore, the former governor of Virginia who from 1999 to 2003 headed a commission that studied weapons and their availability, once observed that ‘if there are really that many potential terrorists in this country we might as well give up.’ He couldn’t say how many actual suspects were being monitored by government agencies, but it was far, far fewer than the number of people on the lists.”