Reliable Self-Defense Weapons for Your Person, Home and Car – A List of Five Recommendations

Reliable Self-Defense Weapons for Your Person, Home and Car – A List of Five Recommendations

Townhall.com columnist, Mike Hall, presents a short list of five weapons to be used for self-defense. These questions come up frequently, “What gun should I get?”, or “What is the best handgun for concealed carry?”, or “to keep in my car?”. It all depends, and Mike Hall addresses the various scenarios of possible gun choices. He has five solid recommendations, depending on your needs, whether for concealed personal carry, car defense, and/or home defense. What do you recommend? Please share with our readers what you prefer.

. . . These five guns top my list of good, reliable self-defense weapons for the person, the automobile, and the home. . . .

Read more on self-defense weapons here.

Meridian Mississippi – Homeowner Shoots Intruder During Robbery – MS Castle Doctrine

Meridian Mississippi – Homeowner Shoots Intruder During Robbery – MS Castle Doctrine

A robbery in process was thwarted when the homeowner arrived home, pulled his gun from under his pillow and shot the intruder. The intruder survived with only a minor injury. MS Castle Doctrine provides grounds for the homeowner to use force to protect himself.

Read the details here.

Dial 911 and DIE – Richard Stevens Provocative Book Title

Dial 911 and DIE – Richard Stevens Provocative Book Title

I have this book and I read it several years ago. I highly recommend it to anyone who really wants the facts concerning what the police and government are required, by law of course, to protect you from violent crime. It will encourage you to learn more about how to protect yourself, most likely, with a gun. You will be surprised I’m sure.

Americans need to know whether they are safe from violent crime. Many Americans believe the myth that they can simply “dial 911” and then just wait for the police to rescue them from danger. Dial 911 and Die explodes that myth with true stories from all over the country. It boils down to this: in most cases, the police do not have to protect ordinary private citizens from criminal attacks. The law and the courts shield the police departments and governments from liability. That means the citizens are left in the cold. When the thug breaks down your front door, is dialing 911 really your best defense? Americans and Canadians everywhere need to know, and Dial 911 and Die gives the answers. Don’t become a victim to a false hope…read this book and get the facts.

“Fast and Furious” – Arizona Republic Article by Dennis Wagner – EXCELLENT

Fast and Furious – Arizona Republic Article by Dennis Wagner – EXCELLENT

Dennis Wagner [**this is from the AZ Republic site** Reporter Dennis Wagner spent weeks reviewing congressional testimony, court documents and records from the Justice Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives about Operation Fast and Furious. The congressional testimony includes sworn statements by ATF Agent John Dodson and other whistle-blowers, as well as Attorney General Eric Holder, then-acting ATF Director Kenneth Melson and other agency administrators. His story also includes information from dozens of interviews with federal agents, congressional investigators, prosecutors and other sources.]

has compiled an excellent article FULL of the background and details about Fast and Furious. I have quoted a brief introductory excerpt below, but don’t miss out. Read the article at Arizona Republic.

When the National Rifle Association launched a TV ad campaign this month to have Attorney General Eric Holder fired, it culminated a political frenzy over a once-obscure Arizona gun-smuggling case.

Operation Fast and Furious, which allowed hundreds of weapons to cross the border in hopes of catching Mexican drug kingpins, wound up increasing the firepower of cartels without getting any key players. By all accounts, both the strategy and execution were flawed, leading to investigations by Congress and the Justice Department’s inspector general.

The initial story line of Fast and Furious was about outrage — anger that guns, let out of sight, had been used in crimes. But the backstory of the investigation is one of hidden motives, curious contradictions and strange allegiances, both among those who organized the effort and those who exposed it:

Officials from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Justice Department authorized the investigation to catch bad guys, stem the flow of guns to Mexico and, presumably, elevate their own careers. Instead, they failed to arrest drug lords, helped arm the cartels and damaged their professional reputations.

Rigid defenders of the right to bear arms, who typically assail ATF for enforcing gun laws, took a polar position on Fast and Furious, arguing that ATF agents should have arrested suspected straw buyers and seized their weapons even though the purchases were, in most cases, legal. . . .

Read more on Fast and Furious here.

New Oklahoma Law Allows Concealed Carry Handguns to be Kept in Locked Cars on CareerTech Campuses

New Oklahoma Law Allows Concealed Carry Handguns to be Kept in Locked Cars on CareerTech Campuses

Not everyone supported the change in law, but the following story illustrates why one older couple is quite happy with the new handgun law. . . their self-defense concerns while traveling to and from the CareerTech campus.

A change in state law that now allows guns in locked vehicles on CareerTech campuses makes Greg Oringderff feel safer.

Oringderff, who lives north of Enid, said he and his wife, Sally, frequently go to Tulsa Technology Center to take classes in order to renew their real estate appraiser licenses.

The trip of nearly 120 miles between Enid and Tulsa covers some lonely stretches of highway, so Oringderff, who has a concealed carry permit, would have liked to take his handgun along. Most classes end at 9 p.m. so he and his wife make the trip back at home at night.

“I just felt uncomfortable,” said Oringderff, 69. “I think older people especially are more vulnerable than younger people.”

But until Nov. 1 it was a felony to take a gun onto a CareerTech campus, which included the school’s parking lot. House Bill 1652 allows students, teachers and visitors with a valid concealed-carry permit to bring handguns to a CareerTech campus. They must keep the weapons in their locked vehicles. . . .

Read more here.

New Jersey Prefers Gun Control – Republican Governor Christie & Sen. Loretta Weinberg, D-Teaneck, Agree

New Jersey Prefers Gun Control – Republican Governor Christie & Sen. Loretta Weinberg, D-Teaneck, Agree

The current National-Right-to-Carry-Reciprocity Act will face opposition by New Jersey politicians, including Republican Governor Christie. The Second Amendment of the Constitution doesn’t seem to matter to these gun control advocates.

Posted on Friday, November 25, 2011 12:28 pm
by John P. McAlpin

Governor Christie and his frequent, vocal opponent Sen. Loretta Weinberg, D-Teaneck, have found at least one issue they agree on: preserving New Jersey’s gun laws.

As The Record’s Washington Correspondent Herb Jackson reports today, Christie is bucking Republicans in the House of Representatives who want states to recognize other state’s gun laws when it comes to “right-to-carry reciprocity.” Weinberg applauds the governor and is seeking support from her colleagues in the state Senate to oppose the measure.

“I believe that each state should have the right to make firearms laws as they see fit,” Christie told The Record in July 2009. “I don’t believe it’s right for the federal government to get into the middle of this and decide firearms laws for the people of the state of New Jersey.” . . .

Read more here.

Arizona Castle Doctrine – Excellent Video On What This Means in Arizona

Arizona Castle Doctrine – Excellent Video On What This Means in Arizona

In a recent road rage incident in Arizona, a motorist, lawyer David Appleton, was aggressively pursued and physically attacked by Paul Pearson. Appleton defended himself with his gun from inside his car. The attacker was shot once and later died. A final report on the incident has ruled that this was justifiable homicide, and Appleton, who was attacked by Pearson, will not be charged.

Paul Huebl of Crimes, Guns and Videotape has provided several recent articles analyzing this very unfortunate incident. Paul has some great advice for anyone who can’t control their temper (road rage) and who wishes to avoid these kinds of encounters.

Watch the short video about Arizona Castle Doctrine.

Attempts to Push Shooters Off Public Land Are in the Works – Bureau of Land Management

Attempts to Push Shooters Off Public Land Are in the Works – Bureau of Land Management

US News & World Report had a recent article (Nov. 16, 2011) about a federal policy which, if approved as is, will severely restrict, and even deny, gun usage on public lands. Several conservative groups are challenging. And, one reader posted in the comments a link to an update from FoxNews that the policy will not be followed through now. But, just the thought that they are considering should bring gunowners, both hunters and recreational shooters, together to keep this from happening in the future.

Gun owners who have historically been able to use public lands for target practice would be barred from potentially millions of acres under new rules drafted by the Interior Department, the first major move by the Obama administration to impose limits on firearms.

Officials say the administration is concerned about the potential clash between gun owners and encroaching urban populations who like to use same land for hiking and dog walking.

“It’s not so much a safety issue. It’s a social conflict issue,” said Frank Jenks, a natural resource specialist with Interior’s Bureau of Land Management, which oversees 245 million acres. He adds that urbanites “freak out” when they hear shooting on public lands. [Read about the subpoena issued as a result of Operation Fast and Furious.]

If the draft policy is finally approved, some public access to Bureau lands to hunters would also be limited, potentially reducing areas deer, elk, and bear hunters can use in the West. . . .

Read more at US News & World Report here.

And, here is the link to the administration’s statement they will not implement the policy to restrict gun usage on public land. FoxNEWS reports that here.

Attorney General Eric Holder – Calls Continue for His Resignation Over Fast and Furious

Attorney General Eric Holder – Calls Continue for His Resignation Over Fast and Furious

I don’t know how long Eric Holder can continue as Attorney General. The following is from a Gun Owners of America update, demonstrating not only that the calls have increased, but now the names include Rick Perry and Michelle Bachmann.

Calls increase for Holder’s ouster

The opposition continues to reverberate inside the Beltway, as more than 50 congressmen — and one Presidential candidate [there are two now that Michelle Bachmann has spoken out] — are now demanding that Attorney General Eric Holder resign.

Gov. Rick Perry became the first presidential candidate to call for Holder’s ouster. Pointing to the Fast & Furious debacle, Gov. Rick Perry said this week that, “It is high time for Mr. Holder to step down. If he refuses to resign, Mr. Obama must fire him immediately.”

Operation Fast & Furious is the gun-running scheme where the Justice Department approved (and in some cases, helped fund) the purchase and smuggling of firearms into Mexico — all with the apparent intent of using the increased violence south of the border as a pretext for more gun control in this country.

In October, Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) became the first congressmen to publicly call for Holder’s resignation. Two weeks after Walsh “broke the ice,” Arizona Representative Paul Gosar organized a press conference where more than three dozen congressmen announced they were joining the call for Holder’s ouster.

“From what we’ve seen – lying to Congress in his dictations and prior comments – the audacity of this egregious injustice on American citizens as well as Mexican citizens, he’s got to go,” Gosar said.

In addition to Operation Fast & Furious, the Justice Department continues to engage in activities that target or demonize gun owners. U.S. News & World Report informed their readers last week that the Obama Administration has just put millions of acres of public lands off limits to hunting and target practice.

It’s actions like these which demonstrate the clear animus that President Obama has for gun owners. Stay tuned for more updates as these stories continue to develop. Click here to help GOA spread the word to more and more gun owners.

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U.S. Government Ships Arms to Mexico – Is This a Possible Source For Mexican Drug Cartel Weapons?

U.S. Government Ships Arms to Mexico – Is This a Possible Source For Mexican Drug Cartel Weapons?

Tom Stilson, in a well-researched and documented article, provides the actual numbers of weapons that are being shipped to Mexico with U.S. Government approval. The numbers are huge, and according to the article, thousands of Mexican soldiers are known to have deserted their military to work for the drug cartels, often taking their weapons with them.

. . . The most recent numbers from 2010 show the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) — the State Department agency responsible for overseeing the exportation of military goods — authorized the transfer of 2.5 million units of small arms, weapon optics, silencers, and related components. In that same year, over 11 million units of ammunition and 127,000 units of explosive ordnance were cleared for exportation to Mexico. This amounted to $25 million worth of small arms, ammunition, and explosives shipped to Mexico authorized by our State Department. . . .

Read more about U.S. Government arms shipments to Mexico.