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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Ohio Mom Shoots Home Invader To Defend Her Children

Yalanda Whipple was in the bedroom of her Youngstown, Ohio, home at five in the afternoon when she heard her two children start screaming from the kitchen. It didn’t sound like a fire or an accident, so she instinctively grabbed her gun and ran toward the uproar. 

Once in the kitchen, she came face-to-face with a man dressed in black, entering through the back door. That’s when Whipple fired the gun at the home invader, who staggered from the house and collapsed outside, but was picked up by an accomplice who sped away. 

A short time later, the intruder, Adam Perkins, was discovered by police in a nearby apartment complex with a gunshot wound to his stomach. Perkins was rushed to St. Elizabeth Hospital, where he is recovering from surgery and listed in critical condition. The investigation continues, but police say the shooting clearly looks to be self-defense.


Nevada’s Dramatic Expansion Of Background Checks Creating Confusion

On Nov. 8, Nevada voters voted to dramatically expand background checks to cover every private gun sale. The measure, passed by the narrowest of margins, was backed by $19 million in out-of-state money from Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown For Gun Safety, but the majority of local law enforcement opposed it. Now, confused gun store owners are demonstrating why. 

Questions about the new law abound, i.e., what happens when a private sale background check, conducted by a gun store, is denied? State law requires the gun be booked into the gun store’s inventory; the new state law seems to allow the gun to be returned to the owner, but federal law requires another background check to do so. 

“We still haven’t received any guidance from anybody,” said David Famiglietti, owner of New Frontier Armory. Speaking to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Famiglietti said, “There’s a bunch of people in charge on the government level, but no one is taking charge.”


NRA’s Cox Voices Support For Jeff Sessions As Attorney General

The National Rifle Association has thrown its support behind President-elect Donald Trump’s selection for attorney general.

Chris W. Cox, executive director of NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action, said on Tuesday that U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions is an excellent choice for the AG’s office.

“On behalf of our 5 million members, we commend President-elect Donald Trump for nominating Sen. Jeff Sessions to be America's next attorney general,” Cox said. “This nomination sends a strong message to Second Amendment supporters that he is serious about protecting our constitutional freedoms. Jeff Sessions is a champion of our right to keep and bear arms, and we look forward to him making America great as our next attorney general.”

During his tenure in the U.S. Senate, Sessions’ support of America’s law-abiding gun owners has earned him an A+ rating from NRA’s Political Victory Fund.


Media Trying To Turn Gun Sellers, Owners Against Trump

Many so-called “mainstream” media outlets are touting doom and gloom for Black Friday gun sales in what appears to be an effort to drive a wedge between President-elect Donald Trump and gun makers, sellers and buyers. 

USA Today posted a story on Wednesday with the headline, “Trump’s Win May Blast Gun Sales Record On Black Friday.” The headline on msn.com read, “Trump’s Pro-Second Amendment Platform Could End Gun Sales Boom.” And over at Truenews.com, the headline read, “Trump Victory: Bitter Sweet For Gun Shops.” 

While only time will tell whether record gun sales will continue, there’s absolutely no doubt that the worst thing possible for gun sales would have been Hillary Clinton winning the presidency and, as a result, the Second Amendment being trashed beyond recognition by anti-gun Supreme Court justices. Mike Goschinski, owner of Ashland, Ohio-based Fin Feather Fur Outfitters, summed it up best when he told USA Today: “If she would have won, we would have had four crazy years of business again, and in terms of short-term greediness, it would have been great. But we are all about the long term. The Second Amendment will be protected for many years to come.”


Birmingham Nurses Learn Armed Self-Defense

They’re used to healing and comforting others, but on Monday, they had an opportunity to learn to take care of themselves and their families.

Leighton Ratliff, one of the participants, had asked some of her coworkers to take the course with her. The class taught the nurses how to use guns properly in case they were ever forced to defend themselves. "You know, in the world that we live in today, I think knowledge is power,” said Ratliff. 

Instructor David McCullough called it an exercise in teaching defense as much as safety. "What we're trying to do is teach the students how to react appropriately in a home invasion," he explained. "The best way to win a confrontation is to avoid it.” 

Local law enforcement officials were in full support of these nurses’ efforts. "We appreciate the citizens taking classes like this, showing an interest in firearm safety," said Irondale Police Sergeant Mark Meadows.


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