The Arizona concealed-carry permit holder who recently saved a state trooper’s life when he was being attacked on the side of the road said on Tuesday, “I knew I had to help.”
Thomas Yoxall, a former felon whose gun rights were restored after he successfully completed probation, recently spoke about the Jan. 12 encounter for the first time. “To be honest with you, it was very visceral and instinctive,” Yoxall said during a news conference. “I had to help. I knew I had to help. So there wasn't an option for me.” He added: “I firmly believe that that morning I was put there ... by God. It's difficult to think about that day still.”
Also at the news conference, DPS Director Col. Frank Milstead again praised Yoxall for his efforts. “I'm humbled to have met him and to know what he did, because we're having this conversation about a hero and not about an on-duty death,” Milstead said.
Permit-Carrying Deliveryman Defends Himself By Returning Fire
“When I turned, the gun was in my face.”
Suddenly, 36-year-old Keyveat Fredericks was looking down the barrel at armed robbers. “I have eight children. When I saw that gun, I said, ‘This can’t be it.’”
Fredericks, who was delivering pizzas for Philadelphia’s Chester Pizza, said a group approached him demanding cash as one man pointed a gun at his head. Instinctively, he knocked the gun away and ran—hearing gunfire from behind. A bullet passed through Fredericks’ arm, and ultimately struck him in the hip. Fortunately, however, Fredericks was also carrying a firearm. After taking cover behind a car, he returned fire, causing his attackers to flee. Fredericks managed to drive himself to the hospital, where he remains in stable condition.
Fredericks told WPVI-TV he’s not sure he can return to pizza delivery. “All I was trying to do was provide for my children,” he said. “It’s a job, but I don't think I can do it again.”
Cracked.com Shows Idiocy In Attack On Eddie Eagle
Cracked.com, a so-called “humor” site, has offered up a plethora of gun control propaganda over the years. Whenever they can work in their anti-gun views, they gladly do.
The latest example comes courtesy of JM McNab, in an article titled “7 Horrible Things You Won’t Believe Have Cartoon Mascots.” In the piece, McNab tags NRA’s Eddie Eagle as the worst offender. He claims that the widely acclaimed program’s “hoped-for result is new customers.” Laughably, McNab tries to back up his argument with support articles from Michael Bloomberg’s The Trace and “studies” by the Violence Policy Center. Both are adamantly anti-gun organizations that are famous for their inaccurate, misleading information.
The reality is that the Eddie Eagle GunSafe program has taught millions of children what to do should they come across a gun. Moreover, despite McNab’s insinuations to the contrary, the program does not promote firearm use, nor does it offer any value judgment whatsoever regarding guns. But McNab would rather keep pushing his meaningless gun control message than offering real solutions like NRA’s gun safety program does.
Help Confirm Zinke As Interior Secretary And Reverse Obama Lead Ammo Ban Push
The NRA Institute for Legislative Action Tuesday called on the U.S. Senate to confirm Congressman Ryan Zinke as secretary of the interior. If confirmed, Zinke could help nullify President Obama’s parting act of retaliation against gun owners—the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Director’s Order No. 219, which seeks to ban the use of traditional lead ammunition, and even lead fishing sinkers, on national wildlife refuge lands and waters.
“It is more important than ever that we have a secretary of the interior who respects the Second Amendment and will stand up for our rights,” said NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox. Last year, Zinke received an “A” rating from the NRA Political Victory Fund. He’s helped us, and now he needs our help.
Use Your Power!
Please call or email your two U.S. senators and politely urge them to confirm President Trump’s nomination of Congressman Ryan Zinke as secretary of the interior. You can call them at (202) 224-3121, or email them byclicking here.
Academics Embarrass Themselves In Attempt To Smear Sessions
“… with 17,080 faculty members nationwide, perhaps the real question is why there were so few signers. Only 8.3 percent of faculty members signed the letter,” Lott wrote on FoxNews.com. “Given that 82 percent of law professors identified themselves as Democrats in 2010, one can infer that only about 10 percent of Democrat professors signed the letter.”
We’ve written previously about how some organizations, such as medical groups and Everytown activists, use misleading numbers to inflate their support—a tactic that discredits their arguments in the public forum and erodes confidence in their leadership. It’s dead certain that these exaggerated claims of opposition to Sen. Sessions won’t be the last time we call them on it.