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When a crazed person starts driving erratically and in a threatening manner in the general vicinity of our politicians, this is what happens.

ProtectPols2Law enforcement from multiple agencies turn out in numbers so great it’s impossible to count them all.

And that’s a good thing.  We want our leaders protected, don’t we?

But what happens when thirty or so crazed people start driving erratically and in a specifically threatening manner, singling out a man and his family on the road?

CricketI’m sure you’ve seen at least parts of the video.

IMG_3796.jpgI watched the whole thing.  It was more than six agonizing minutes.  I’m certain those folks were on the phone with 911.  Yet no officer ever appeared to help them.  Thank God that man, his wife and his two-year-old daughter are still alive.

It’s easy for a lot of these people

CongressGroupPhototo tell you that you have no need for one of these.

GunsAssortThey are surrounded by people who have them and are ready to protect them.

But the rest of us?  We’re on our own.  We don’t enjoy the same luxury of being surrounded by armed personnel charged with keeping us safe all day, every day.

Oh, and when some crazy-eyed politician limits the amount of ammo you are permitted to have, yelling, “No one needs ten bullets to kill a deer!” or some other irrelevant nonsense, ask him what you should do when you are outnumbered 30-1.

Don’t expect a reasonable answer.  He doesn’t need to carry any of his own ammo.  He’s got this.




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This is Armed Citizen from this month’s America’s 1st Freedom:

Sandra Mize, 63, was asleep when she heard someone break in through the back door of her home. She grabbed the .22-cal. handgun she keeps by her bedFemaleNRAChamp and ran into her dark living room. Mize could see the silhouette of a man in her kitchen and warned him that she was armed. The man approached her despite her warnings. Mize fired once. The intruder advanced to the living room where he collapsed on the sofa. Mize kept her gun aimed at the intruder and asked him if he had been hit, but received no response. Soon after, police arrived and the intruder made his getaway attempt. He leapt from the sofa and tried to flee through the back door, but was met by a police dog. Officers arrested the 35-year-old perpetrator, who was uninjured. He has reportedly been jailed on two counts of burglary. (The Spokesman Review, Spokane, WA, 4/4/13)

Two teenage boys were spotted by a neighbor as they loaded items from the cabin next door into a vehicle parked outside. The youths wore what appeared to be blood-spattered clothing. The neighbor retrieved a firearm and confronted the interlopers. They were held at gunpoint until police arrived. The teens had run away from a juvenile rehabilitation camp just two days before. They had broken into the cabin and brutally murdered the elderly couple staying there before the armed citizen was able to stop them. (The Kansas City Star, Springfield, MO, 4/24/13)

Passengers were picked up by a limousine driver and driven to a nightclub. Afterward, the party was taken to a convenience store. Two vehicles followed the limousine from the convenience store and pulled up on either side of the limo forcing the chauffeur to stop. There was an attempted robbery during which bullets riddled the limousine. Two passengers sustained non-life-threatening injuries. The chauffeur, who has a concealed carry permit, returned fire, fending off the attackers. (Limousine, Charter & Tour magazine, St. Petersburg, FL, 4/2/13)

Tattoo artist Sean Rodriguez was working one afternoon when he was alerted to an assault taking place outside Black Cobra Tattoo. Six men could be seen assaulting an individual in the parking lot. “I couldn’t just sit back and watch an innocent person being hurt, …” said Rodriguez. He grabbed the firearm he is licensed to carry and approached the group of men. Upon seeing the gun, the suspects fled. Rodriguez never fired a shot, nor did he point the gun in their direction. “That was just an incident [sic] of a responsible gun owner doing what they’re supposed to do,” Rodriguez explained. The victim was treated for minor injuries and nothing was stolen. It was last reported that all six suspects are still at large. (The Daily Times, Salisbury, MD, 3/21/13)

A man in his early 30’s entered Armen’s House of Music one afternoon, looked around and left. He returned just a few minutes later with a wooden club and began attacking the owner’s wife, Sylvia Armen, who was working in the store at the time. The owner, Alfred Armen, heard the commotion and ran to his wife’s aid. He tried to defend his wife and fought with the suspect before shooting him to death. Mr. and Mrs. Armen were later taken to a hospital with head injuries and are expected to recover. According to police, there was no motive behind the attack. (WTAE.com, Bethel Park, PA, 4/27/13)

Shaelynn Burton, 25, was asleep in her home when she heard someone banging on the front door at about 4 a.m. When Burton answered the door, a woman forced her way into the residence. The women got into a physical altercation and Burton was able to pin the woman against a wall. Burton told the woman that she had children in the home and that she needed to leave. The woman reportedly threatened the lives of Burton and her children, so Burton ran upstairs to grab her gun. She held the woman at gunpoint until police arrived. (Tribune Chronicle, Warren, OH, 4/17/13)

It was around 10:30 p.m. when Matt Fugate heard a commotion from inside his home. When Fugate ran to investigate, he found two men assaulting his brother, John Fugate. One of the suspects was reportedly brandishing what turned out to be a pellet gun. When Fugate saw his brother in danger, he did not hesitate to take action, “I raced for the gun vault and had my gun in my hand in five seconds, …” he explained. Fugate ordered the intruders not to move and to keep their hands up. While Fugate held the intruders at gunpoint, his brother was able to call police. There were no serious injuries reported. Matt Fugate later commented on the ordeal, “I was scared and angry … [but] I’m relieved that nothing bad came of it … that it ended the way it did, peacefully.” (TheBlaze.com, Evansville, IN, 4/27/13)


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This is Armed Citizen from this month’s America’s 1st Freedom:

Charlie Blackmore was driving home around 4 a.m. when he spotted a woman being assaulted along the side of the road. A man had pushed her to the ground and was kicking her repeatedly in the head and stomach. Blackmore stopped his car and ordered the man to stop the attack. The assailant then turned his attention to Blackmore and began approaching him. Thanks to Wisconsin’s new concealed-carry law, Blackmore was able to draw his pistol and hold the suspect at gunpoint until police arrived. The woman was treated for what appeared to be a broken nose and large laceration on her face. (TheBlaze.com, West Allis, WI, 3/15/13)

Paul Ohle, 69, was at home baking around 9 a.m. when he heard more than a dozen bangs on his front door. By the time he made it to the door, a man had already forced his way inside. The man told Ohle that he needed help, so Ohle picked up his cell phone to call 911. The man grabbed the phone from Ohle and pushed him onto the sofa. He ordered Ohle to stay where he was as he tried to take his television. Ohle struggled with the man, but managed to get to the .38-cal. handgun he kept in his bedroom. Ohle fired multiple rounds killing the intruder. Ohle was later taken to an area hospital where he was treated and released. (Hickory Daily Record, Hickory, NC, 2/26/13)

Lee Heng, 63, was asleep when two suspects allegedly scaled the wall and entered Heng’s second-story apartment through the bathroom window. Heng woke to the sound of his 14-year-old son screaming. Realizing his son was in danger, Heng jumped out of bed and grabbed his gun. The armed intruders confronted Heng and a struggle ensued. Heng fired several shots which caused the men to flee. One suspect suffered fatal gunshot wounds and the second suspect was reportedly still at large. It’s believed that the suspects were attempting to rob the jewelry store Heng runs on the first floor of his home. (TheBlaze.com, Philadelphia, PA, 4/1/13)

Irene Parker, 78, and Beverly Wright, 43, were volunteers walking door-to-door ministering and distributing religious literature just before the Easter holiday. Parker visited one home where a woman answered the door. Before Parker was able to speak to the woman, a large dog lunged forward from inside. The screen door flew open and Parker landed in the yard. Parker could do nothing but try to protect her face as the dog tore at her flesh. Wright, who was just two doors down the street, ran toward Parker in an effort to help. Wright took a baseball bat from the dog’s owner and swung at the dog, but only caused the dog to turn its attention toward her. Wright screamed when the dog attacked. Two blocks away, Mike Harrell could hear the desperate cries for help. Harrell kept a gun in his truck, so he drove to the residence and immediately took action. Harrell fired one shot killing the dog. Parker and Wright suffered severe injuries, but after extensive surgeries both women survived the attack. (Tulsa World, Tulsa, OK, 3/24/13)

A woman was at home when she noticed a vehicle she did not recognize in her driveway. A man she did not know came to her door and began knocking and ringing the doorbell. The woman grabbed her handgun for protection because the man seemed suspicious. Before she could answer the door, the man allegedly kicked it in and entered the woman’s home. Upon seeing the handgun pointed in his direction, the man fled. As he drove away, the woman took a photo of the vehicle with her cell phone. That photo later led to the arrest of the man who had broken into her home. (The Northwest Indiana Times, Merrillville, IN, 3/22/13)

Phibbie Underwood, a 72-year-old woman on oxygen, was home alone when she heard the front door rattle, saw a shadow on the front porch and then heard a loud banging on the window. Underwood retrieved a gun she kept in her bedroom and returned to find a 26-year-old man who had broken the window and gained entry to her home. Underwood ordered the man to get out of her home and leave her alone. Instead the man walked into another room, then walked back toward her. Underwood warned the man to stop and when he didn’t, she pulled the trigger. The gun misfired, so Underwood fired again and missed. The man got down on the floor to avoid being shot. Underwood held the man there until police arrived. (Tribune Chronicle, Youngstown, OH, 3/29/13)


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A Massachusetts kindergartener has been punished for “traumatizing” other students on his bus by brandishing a gun.  Another student spotted the weapon and quickly notified the bus driver.

The 6 year-old was given detention (which was later reversed) and made to write a letter of apology to the bus driver.  His bus riding privileges are in jeopardy.

Here’s a photo of the gun that caused the panic:

TinyToyGunThis is just the latest in the long and growing list of hysteria over children with guns made of pop tarts and paper.  And we can laugh at it or we can be honest about what’s going on.

Our children are being traumatized purposefully by adults who are driven by personal ideology and are laying the groundwork for abolishing our 2nd Amendment from the ground up.  These anti-gun progressives may not be able to win their battle now, but by the time this generation reaches voting age, they’ll all be breathing into paper bags at the mere mention of the word “gun.”

So we can dismiss this as silly and isolated.  Or we can look at the growing number of similar stories and demand that the people who run our schools stop using, abusing and brainwashing our children for their own personal, political agendas.


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This is Armed Citizen from this month’s America’s 1st Freedom:

College student Christopher Boise heard knocking sounds coming from the first floor of his home. When he walked toward the source of the noise, he was confronted by two strange men in his apartment. One of the men was pointing a handgun straight at Boise. When Boise cried out, it was heard by his roommate, Raymond, who instinctively grabbed his legally owned AR-15 and readied it. It was just moments before one of the intruders made it to Raymond’s door. Upon seeing Raymond’s rifle, both men fled the apartment. Nothing was taken and no shots were fired. After the incident Boise said, “I’m happy he saved my life. I was very thankful he had his gun.” (13wham, Rochester, NY, 1/23/13)

Debi Keeney, 55, was at home with her sister, Donna Carlyle, 47, when she stepped outside to smoke a cigarette. As she closed the door behind her, a man approached and pushed his way inside the apartment. The man threw Keeney to the floor and put Carlyle in a choke hold. He demanded money as Carlyle gasped for air. Keeney was quickly able to get to a .22-cal. derringer she kept hidden in a side-table drawer. She warned the man to release her sister or she would shoot. When he continued to demand money, Keeney fired. The 33-year-old intruder was later taken to a local hospital to be treated for two gunshot wounds and was listed in critical condition. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Highland, MO, 2/11/13)

Ernest Robinson, an assistant high school basketball coach, was escorting two of his female team members from the building one evening when they were approached by two teenage boys.  One of the teenagers wielded a gun. The gunman ordered the girls to leave as the other teen yanked at the chain Robinson wore around his neck.  Robinson quickly pulled out his concealed pistol and fired at both assailants, killing one and wounding the other. The surviving perpetrator is now being charged with one count of armed robbery and one count of assault with intent to rob while armed. (The Detroit News, Detroit, MI, 2/15/13)

Three masked men entered Plaza Jewelers one afternoon, one carrying a gun while the other two wielded hammers. Store owner Alfonso Angela spotted the men through the store window and grabbed the gun he kept hidden behind the counter. The two men with hammers, one carrying a bag, were approaching the glass cases of jewelry when Angela cocked the hammer of his gun. Within seconds, the men were making a hasty exit. Police were called and two male suspects were later taken into custody. (San Jose Mercury News, Fair Oaks, CA, 1/21/13)

A 34-year-old man entered a bank carrying a handgun that was later determined to be a realistic plastic replica. He pulled a black mask over his face and demanded money from a teller. His robbery attempt, however, was thwarted by another bank employee’s very real Smith & Wesson .357 revolver. The employee, a legal concealed carry permit holder, fired his weapon after realizing the man robbing the bank was armed. The robber fled the scene leading police on a high-speed car chase. The suspect was soon caught and hospitalized for a gunshot wound to the jaw. He was later charged with attempted bank robbery and leading police on a high-speed chase. There were reportedly no other injuries. (The Blaze, Trimble, MO, 3/4/13)

It was before dawn when Christine Lewis entered her bathroom and spotted the silhouette of a man outside the window. The man had torn off the window screen and was attempting to break in. Christine’s husband, John Lewis, heard the commotion from the bedroom and retrieved his .38 Smith & Wesson revolver. The man outside had failed to force open the window and was now lurking outside their home. Lewis walked out his front door and confronted the man. The man started to approach Lewis despite repeated warnings. The two remained in a standoff until deputies arrived and took the man into custody. He was jailed on multiple charges. “I own a gun for reasons like this. I want to protect myself,” Lewis said. “The way I see it, your home is sacred ground, and you have the right to protect it.” (Mail Tribune, White City, OR, 1/26/13)

Kelby Smith, 34, pulled into his brother’s driveway and was carrying his 2-month-old son in a car seat when a man with a pistol approached them and demanded money. Smith knelt in front of his son to shield him as the robber held the gun to Smith’s head. As Smith handed over a small amount of cash, he pulled his own gun from its holster. Upon seeing the firearm, the robber fled, but turned and pointed his gun back at Smith, who fired his gun. The man was later identified as he entered a hospital seeking treatment for a gunshot wound. (The Plain Dealer, Columbus, OH, 1/15/13)

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When the most recent battle over gun control was scuttled in the Senate, President Obama called it “shameful.”  And the old media went a bit berserk.  Our own local paper here in South Florida, the Sun-Sentinel, said it was disgraceful, disgusting and gutless.

Those opposed to the bill were painted as heartless villains who don’t care about the young children murdered in CT, even though the bill would not have changed what happened there if it had been in place at the time.  The truth played no part in this.  The bill was so overreaching that it was doomed from the first moment.  The proponents of the bill knew that.

But passing the bill was never the objective.

The current incarnation of “immigration reform” is following the same pattern.  The bill is completely outrageous.  It contains every dream come true for the progressive left and is anathema to conservatives.  It too is doomed to fail.

But passing this bill is not the objective.

So then, what is?  According to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) it’s all about the politics.

“President Obama does not want an immigration bill to pass.  I think that the president wants to campaign on immigration reform in 2014 and 2016. And I think the reason that the White House is insisting on a path to citizenship for those who are here illegally is because the White House knows that insisting on that is very likely to scuttle the bill.”

When the immigration bill fails, or is simply put away on a shelf somewhere in Harry Reid’s office, the same cry as we heard after the gun control bill failed will go out.

Shameful.  Disgraceful.  Disgusting.  Gutless.

Those heartless conservatives hate people who don’t look like them.

And the campaign for 2014 is set.  Conservatives – angry, old white guys, clinging to their guns and their religion, who have KKK hoods in the back of their closets – need to be defeated.  The truth won’t matter.  The Sun Sentinel, like most of the media will run wild with it.  It will all be done in an effort to sway the low information voters to give President Obama what he really wants –

Democrat control of the House again, with our old friend Nancy Pelosi back in the driver’s seat.


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A lot of people have been saying that we need to look at mental health issues if we want to prevent more mass shooting tragedies.  I agree with this and believe I would be hard-pressed to find anyone who disagreed.

But I haven’t been able to jump on the bandwagon because I know how government operates.  I also know that our government in its current state has far too many progressives with bad intentions who cannot be trusted.

The object of looking into mental health issues would be to prevent people with such issues from having access to firearms.  But the stumbling block is who will be charged with the determination of who such people are.  Who is a danger?  What will the criteria be?  What standards will we use?  Most importantly, how will we prevent abuse of such power?  Remember, we’re talking about taking away liberty that is protected by the Constitution.

Well, it looks like that abuse has already begun.  A gun owner in NY has had his weapons confiscated and his right to own a firearm revoked by the state.  The reason?  He had a temporary mental health issue that required medication.

According to his lawyer this man has never had any incidents with law enforcement, has no criminal record and no history of violence.  They do not know how the State of NY accessed his private medical records.  Those records are protected under HIPAA.

See the full report from The Blaze here.

Look, there may be more to this story that we don’t yet know.  Maybe this man is dangerous.  Based on what’s currently available, that doesn’t seem to be the case, but I’m certain we’ll learn more in the coming days.

But we ought to all be looking at this and asking how well protected our private information is.  How secure is your doctor’s office?  How trustworthy is his/her staff?  Are they using electronic records?  Are they sharing these records with the government?

We are entering uncharted territory with Obamacare, where ultimately the government will have unlimited access to all our most private information.  Will people avoid seeking treatment if they know they have no expectation of privacy and fear how that information would be used against them?  What will your government do with what they know about you?  Will a one-time medical issue, successfully treated, limit your rights under the Constitution?  What government bureaucrat will possess that level of power over our lives?

We had all better think long and hard about these things before we allow our government any more control over our rights and freedoms.


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