Several months ago, Detroit Chief of Police James Craig urged citizens to get their concealed-carry permits, stating, “The message should be that, you know, people are going to protect themselves. They’re tired, they’ve been dealing with this epidemic of violence, they’re afraid and they have a right to protect themselves.” Evidently at least one person took that message to heart, and an armed thug is now deceased.
The Detroit News is reporting that the CCP holder pulled into a gas station around midnight on Saturday when two masked suspects appeared from behind the store and opened fire. The driver of the car returned fire, killing one of the two suspects, who was said to be in his “early 20s.” The other suspect escaped, and was described as “a black male wearing all black.”
There was no word on whether the second suspect was hit by gunfire, but police have labeled the shooting as self-defense.
Dem AGs Taking On Concealed Carry Reciprocity
As the National Rifle Association works diligently to try to ensure that law-abiding Americans have the means to protect themselves regardless of where in the U.S. they choose to travel, anti-gun Democrat attorneys general are pushing back against national concealed-carry reciprocity legislation.
“With the worst shooting in American history fresh in our memory, we urge you and your colleagues to reject these ill-conceived bills,” a group of state attorneys general wrote in a letter to Congress, according to an AP report. Ironically, the Las Vegas shooting had nothing whatsoever to do with national reciprocity.
The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017—which has more than 200 co-sponsors in the U.S. House of Representatives—remains the NRA’s top legislative priority this year. And there’s a good reason why.
“The current patchwork of state and local gun laws is confusing and can cause the most conscientious and law-abiding gun owner to run afoul of the law when they are traveling or temporarily living away from home,” explained Chris W. Cox, executive director of NRA-ILA. “Law-abiding citizens should be able to exercise their fundamental right to self-defense while traveling across state lines.”
George Soros Funnels $18 Billion Into Organization Supporting Gun Control
Unwilling to let Michael Bloomberg run away with the title of top anti-gun billionaire, hedge fund mogul and activist George Soros has transferred $18 billion of his personal wealth to the Open Society Foundations, the organization he founded to agitate for his political agenda.
NRA-ILA explains that Open Society published a report in 2000 titled “Gun Control in the United States,” calling for stringent regulations on firearms at both the state and federal levels. The organization has also donated to anti-gun groups and helped to fund frivolous lawsuits against the firearm industry.
Not content simply to battle the Second Amendment in America, Open Society has also provided support for anti-gun activists in countries like Australia and South Africa. Now with billions more dollars at its disposal, it is anyone’s guess what projects they will take on in their attempts to undermine the right to keep and bear arms.
Former NPR Head Says Media Don’t Understand Gun Issue
We’ve often said that if liberal elites spent some time in the America that you and I hold dear, they’d soon recognize the folly of their anti-gun ways. According to a New York Post op-ed penned by former National Public Radio CEO Ken Stern, we were spot-on.
Stern recently spent a year among evangelicals, NASCAR enthusiasts, political conservatives and gun owners. And after picking up a gun for the first time for a hog hunt in Texas, Stern found none of his new hunting buddies “fit the lazy caricature of the angry NRA member. Rather, they saw guns as both a shared sport and as a necessary means to protect their families …” Having made a genuine attempt to see the world through the eyes of Americans in the heartland, Stern discovered the extent to which the “media is obsessed with the gun-control side and gives only a scant, mostly negative, recognition to the gun-rights side.”
Describing how he benefitted from the experience, Stern encourages his peers in the media to “get out and be part of the conversations that take place in churches and community centers and town halls.” To read the full article, click here.