Good Samaritan Draws Weapon, Confronts Purse Snatcher in Ohio

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In Ohio, Franklin Police are crediting a good samaritan for doing what most concealed carriers carry to do: help others.

Police said on Monday, June 5, 2017, an 84-year-old woman was walking up toward Shurform Laminates on Main Street in Franklin, OH when an armed robber approached her and stole her purse.

But wouldn’t you know it? Mary Moore, a concealed carry permit holder, was driving down Main Street and witnessed the incident.

Instead of driving right by or even calling the police or, Mary whipped her car around and came to the elderly woman’s assistance.

Moore told police she ran after the suspect and, when she caught up with the thief, ordered him to drop the purse. When the suspect refused to give up the loot, Mary drew her weapon and commanded again to ‘drop the purse!’ in a forceful manner.

That convinced the purse snatcher to comply and he dropped the purse, fleeing the scene on foot in the direction of a bike path along the Great Miami River.

Paul Buress, who had witnessed the incident, ran after the suspect.

Moore returned the purse to the elderly woman and reported the incident to the Franklin Police.

The 84-year-old woman received another surprise on Tuesday when the owners’ of Shurform Laminates, after hearing of the ordeal she endured on her way into their store, gave her free laminates.

Good women, men, and companies helping fellow citizens. Now that’s a feel-good story!

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DIY Suspension Training System: How To Stay Fit In The Field

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If you’ve been honing your emergency preparedness skills, but neglecting your physical fitness, maybe it’s time to build a suspension training system.

Suspension Training System: The Perfect Way to Multi-Task

Working on emergency preparedness skills can get quite overwhelming at times. There’s a lot of new material to learn… And we still need to brush up and maintain current skills. The sense of urgency is also continually tapping on our shoulder. When we factor in family commitments and our jobs, time management becomes the prevalent task at hand.

One of the ways that I have learned to deal with time restraints is to multi-task. I look for ways and methods to compound multiple skill building components into one basic mission. Some examples would be going for a hike and combining map and compass skills along the way. Or… While out on a day trek, I bring my backpacking stove with me so that I can practice cooking and fire-building skills.

When it comes to my Natural Training Center (NTC) Members, I use the multi-tasking method to not only manage time more efficiently, but also as a source of motivation. Everyone has certain skill-sets that we find a chore when it’s time to practice them. For some, it may be cooking… While for others, it may be hiking. However, if we strive to be fully prepared, even the skills that we find monotonous need to be drilled.

It’s no secret that I spend a fair amount of time working on my physical preparedness. If I had to pull one skill-set that many in the preparedness community would rather avoid, it would be physical fitness. But the truth is that most, if not all, feel that a good physical fitness level is a must if we hope to bode well during a crisis. After decades of working with varied demographics on their preparedness, I found a way to:

Give Them What They Want, Mixed In With What They Need…

The ability to be able to pull one’s weight during a survival situation is not only a metaphor… In our case, it’s literal! Climbing a tree, navigating through an overhanging cliff or pulling a sled across a frozen body of water… The muscle groups involved in the “pull-up” movement are needed. Unfortunately, most of our population cannot perform even one correct pull-up. Luckily, there are many ways to build the body up in order to perform multiple pull ups.

But Those Fancy Suspension Training Systems Are Expensive!

There are many good exercises to build up your pull-up movement. But one of the best ways that I have found, especially for the beginner or beginning-again, is using suspension training systems and methodology. I’m sure that you’ve seen the fluorescent colored cables that can be strapped to a pull-up bar. This enables the user to keep part of their body connected to the floor while performing a pull-up. In turn, this makes the pull-up much easier, as the users won’t be pulling their full weight.

This enables more repetitions to be performed, which builds up the muscle groups needed for performing pull-ups. As the user progresses over time, less resistance will be applied with the aid of the suspension training system. Eventually, with continued practice, full un-assisted pull ups can be performed. The caveat here is not only the time required for the training, but also the price of these systems. The standard suspension training systems found in most homes and gyms cost well over $100. I’m certainly not stating that these contraptions do not warrant the price tag.  However, it’s a relatively hefty price for even a motivated fitness person. Just imagine the turn-off for the “unmotivated.”

Here Is Where My Multi-Tasking Comes Into Play…

My NTC Members tend to enjoy pioneering. At our basecamp, we build gateway entrances, tripods for dutch oven cooking, and hang our NTC and American Flags to tall, lashed poles. This certainly helps to build our team spirit and teamwork… But it also helps to solidify their pioneering skill-sets. Pioneering requires a versatile knowledge in knots and ropework (lashing). By building various projects, members need to think outside the box and decide on the best way to implement their ropework. Choosing the right lash or knot for the job is imperative. Much of it can only be learned through experience.

Now, when it comes to performing pull-ups, most of my members want to do well. They’re not as motivated about pull ups as they are about practicing their various lashings. So I decided to multi-task their mission and use their pioneering skills to build a suspension training system at our basecamp. It’s amazing how excited the participants get about their mission even though the end result is a “workout.” 🙂

The process for building a field expedient suspension training system is fairly simple. It requires very little material so you can build multiple stations, depending on the size of your group. It can also be used with minimal impact to the environment, which abides by the Leave No Trace principle.

These are the steps that I use in order to build a simple, field expedient suspension training system, for beginning to advanced pulling up movements:

Find Two Parallel Trees:

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Generally, we have few issues finding two trees that are parallel to each other at basecamp. Ideally, they would be approximately 4-6’ apart from each other. Keep in mind that it’s always easier if the trees have a circumference that’s not too large. The wider the tree, the more rope that you will require.

Find A Cross Branch Or Tree Limb:

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Find a branch that’s not rotted and would easily hold the heaviest person in your group’s body weight. Think about the two trees and one branch making a capital letter “H.” The two parallel trees are the left and right of the “H,” while the branch crosses the middle forming the letter “H.” Keep in mind that your cross branch will need to be a bit longer than the edge of your parallel trees. This will give you extra space for your ropework.

The cross branch needs to be placed at the height of the tallest persons’ head. This will ensure that everyone in your group can benefit from the suspension training system.

Lash The Left Side:

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Depending on the size and weight of the cross branch being utilized, you may need two members on the project. One member is used just to stabilize the cross branch in place. Usually, one person holding while the other does the ropework is sufficient. If you are attempting this project solo, you can use another vertical piece of wood as a prop for the cross branch.

The person doing the ropework will need to to lash the cross branch to the left tree using square lashing. Once the lashing is done, you can wrap any extra rope around the cross branch. Cutting rope is something that we want to avoid unless it’s a must. Avoid cutting your rope by frapping the excess rope around the cross branch.

Lash The Right Side:

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Perform the same sequence on the right side of the tree. This should be an easier task for whomever is assisting the person performing the lashing. Since the structure of the suspension training system is halfway done at this point, there’s much less weight that needs to be supported. Once the square lashing is finished on the right hand side, your base structure is done.

At this point, you have a great pull up bar that can be used for fitness or anything else that you can get use out of.

Making Your Grips:

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In order to use your system for suspension training, you are going to need something to pull on. The contraption that you make will need to be adjusted depending on the exercise being performed. For this system, I am focussing on assisted pull-ups. So basically, we want to attach two hand holds to the cross branch. By utilizing them for support, the user can sit back at the waist and use the system to pull themselves up to a standing position.

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In order to make these grips, we need to use some more of our rope. Once again, the length of rope will depend on the exercise and the user’s height. For a pull-up assisting setup, I use approximately three feet of rope for each grip. I tie a square knot which joins both ends of the rope. I then take the rope and place the center of it over the cross branch. This will form two bites, which gives a bit more surface room for gripping. Thicker rope is preferred so that you can get a good grip without the rope cutting into your hands. You can also use towels, clothing, gloves or anything else that will add padding and comfort to the exercise.

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Performing The Exercise:

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Now that the suspension system is complete, it’s time for physical training!

With this particular setup, I have our NTC Members perform various repetitions of the following movement:

  • Stand tall from top of your head to your tailbone
  • Place your hands in each handle and grip
  • Sit back at your hips, bending your knees
  • Extend your arms keeping your elbows tracking your ribs
  • Keep your shoulders rolled back and integrated into your body
  • Pull yourself back up to a tall position at approximately 45 degrees

You can perform multiple sets of 10 repetitions or any other protocol that you feel comfortable with.

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Bottom Line:

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This is just one simple example of the use of a suspension training system. Really, there are countless exercises and applications for suspension training. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, there are amazing attributes that can be built utilizing suspension training. But just like most skills, when not performed correctly, injury can occur. Get a good coach and get your movement checked out before you begin a serious training regimen. This holds true whether you’re home, at the gym, or in the field.

Keep in mind that during a SHTF scenario, physical fitness will still be required. You and everyone in your group will want to maintain their health as well as their physical preparedness. Being able to build a suspension training system may be a viable choice for you, depending on your situation. Not only will you enhance your physical preparedness but you will also bring valuable pioneering skills into continual refinement.

What exercises have you done with your own homemade system? Leave a comment below and share!

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Democrats Are Hoping This Is Watergate – But In Reality Comey’s Testimony Turned Out To Be A Huge ‘Nothing Burger’

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Many were anticipating that #ComeyDay would be the most monumental congressional hearing in decades, but the truth is that it turned out to be quite a dud.  During two and a half hours of testimony in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, former FBI Director James Comey didn’t tell us anything that we don’t already know.  Of course liberal news outlets such as CNN are breathlessly proclaiming that we are now “in Nixon territory”, but that isn’t accurate at all.  There is absolutely no evidence that President Trump committed any crime, and there is absolutely nothing that warrants impeachment.

And I am far from alone in that assessment.  For example, an analysis published by CNBC says that nothing in Comey’s testimony was “powerful enough to end the Trump presidency literally or figuratively”…

“Former FBI Director James Comey’s Senate testimony Thursday will indeed have a big political impact in Washington. It will foster more partisan bitterness and more bad feelings about our political process and news media. But none of his testimony rises to the level of anything legally powerful enough to end the Trump presidency literally or figuratively.

The bottom line is that Comey spent a few hours Thursday telling the Senate committee that he felt uncomfortable and even stunned by President Trump’s behavior. And he peppered that narrative with numerous damaging statements about the president’s behavior and character, including basically calling him a liar”

When Comey accused Trump of being a liar, that certainly made a lot of headlines, but unless you are under oath it is not a crime to lie.

Perhaps we should make it a crime for our politicians to lie, because if we did we would clean out the toilet that Washington D.C. has become rather quickly.  But as it stands, even if Trump is a low-down dirty liar as Comey is claiming, that would simply put Trump on the same level as most of the current members of Congress.

The much more important question is whether or not Trump committed obstruction of justice.  Fortunately for Trump, there is a very clear answer to that question.

First of all, we must remember that Trump was Comey’s boss.  As chief executive, Trump has constitutional power to direct the activities of his subordinates, and he is free to fire them whenever he chooses.  So, as Alan Dershowitz just pointed out on CNN, Trump cannot be impeached for simply exercising his constitutional authority…

Renowned Harvard professor and legal mind Alan Dershowitz sparked quite a reaction during a CNN segment on Wednesday night after he proclaimed that former FBI director James Comey’s prepared testimony indicates that President Donald Trump didn’t commit any crimes.

Dershowitz argued that Trump “could have told Comey, ‘You are commanded, directed to drop the investigation against [Gen. Michael] Flynn,’” but noted that he didn’t do so, according to Comey’s prepared testimony that was published on Wednesday.

The famed attorney also said Trump could have pardoned Flynn as well, but also chose not to do so. In the end, he concluded that there appears to be no criminal activity on the part of the president, particularly when it comes to obstruction of justice claims.

Traditionally, the FBI has operated in a highly independent manner, but there is nothing in the law that gives the FBI independent status.

If Congress wants to pass a law to remove the FBI from being under the president’s authority they can certainly do that, but as it stands what Trump did was fully within the law.

But even if Trump didn’t have the authority, there would still be no obstruction of justice.  The two most important federal statutes that cover obstruction of justice are 18 U.S.C. § 1503 and 18 U.S.C. § 1505.  In both cases, it would be exceedingly difficult for prosecutors to prove that Trump acted “corruptly” in this case.  Not only that, there was no “proceeding” that Trump was trying to influence.  For a more extended analysis, please see the article that I posted yesterday entitled “Even If Everything James Comey Is Claiming Is True, There Is Still No Evidence That Trump Is Guilty Of Any Crime”.

If Comey is being straight with us, and at this point his credibility is pretty much shot, but if he is being straight with us there is still nothing that is going to end Trump’s presidency.

What Trump did may have been “inappropriate”, but you don’t impeach a president for being “inappropriate”.

In the aftermath of Comey’s testimony, Trump’s attorney said that the president feels “completely and totally vindicated”

President Donald Trump’s private attorney, Marc Kasowitz, on Wednesday said his client felt “completely and totally vindicated” by James Comey’s prepared opening statement to the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Comey’s remarks, released Wednesday in advance of Thursday’s Senate hearing, confirmed previous statements by Trump that Comey had told him three times that he was not personally being investigated amid the FBI’s wide-ranging inquiry into Russian meddling in the election and the Trump campaign’s possible ties to Russia.

Personally, I hope that this whole “scandal” will go away now.  There never was anything to it in the first place, and the American people want a government that is going to focus on solving problems instead of focusing on investigations that were doomed to go absolutely nowhere from the start.

But even if this Comey angle doesn’t work out, the Democrats will just keep on trying.  In fact, the Huffington Post is already starting to promote the theory that Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement is an impeachable offense.

In the end, the Democrats are never going to give up until they find something that they can use against Trump.  What I am hearing is that they are going to make an all-out push to take back the House and the Senate in 2018, and if they can do that they plan to use their congressional majorities to get rid of Trump one way or another.

This is just another reason why the 2018 mid-term elections are going to be the most important mid-term elections in modern American history, because if the Democrats have their way Trump will never even make it to 2020.

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Carry Is Breaking Out All Over

This feature appears in the June ‘17 issue of NRA America’s 1st Freedom, one of the official journals of the National Rifle Association.

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Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- State legislatures from coast to coast are working to crack concealed-carry regulations and restore freedom to their citizens.

While pro-Second Amendment legislation like National Reciprocity and the Hearing Protection Act weave their slow, methodical course through Congress—countered at every turn by gun control Democrats and their surrogates in the media—state legislatures around the country are working to repeal gun control and to expand the exercise of our Second Amendment-protected rights via pro-self-defense legislation.

It is important to note that state legislatures are not working to expand Second Amendment-protected rights, but to expand the exercise of the rights that are already there. These rights have been denied to the people via myriad gun control schemes.

Consider state-level efforts undertaken to secure “permitless” or “constitutional” carry in 2017.

In New Hampshire, a three-year push to liberate residents from the burdensome task of acquiring a permit to exercise firearm freedoms finally prevailed. According to the Union Leader, then-Gov. Maggie Hassan, a Democrat, vetoed legislation to repeal the permit requirement in 2015 and 2016. But legislators continued to push, and on Feb. 22, Republican Gov. Chris Sununu signed Senate Bill 12 (SB 12), thereby abolishing the state’s requirement that residents get a permit to carry a concealed handgun for self-defense.

SB 12 was sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley, who pushed the measure as a way to roll back the irrational imposition of gun control on concealed carriers. After all, open carry without a permit was already legal in New Hampshire, and Bradley did not agree with criminalizing law-abiding citizens simply because their clothing—perhaps a jacket or a sweatshirt—happened to cover their gun.

Shortly after, on March 23, Republican North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum signed HB 1169 to abolish the concealed-carry permit requirement in his state as well. Upon signing the bill, the West Fargo Pioneer quoted Burgum as saying, “North Dakota has a rich heritage of hunting and a culture of deep respect for firearm safety. As a hunter and gun owner myself, I strongly support gun rights for law-abiding citizens. House Bill 1169 allows citizens to exercise their Second Amendment right under the U.S. Constitution.”

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On April 5, constitutional-carry legislation passed the South Carolina House by a vote of 64-46. The legislation was sponsored by Republican state Rep. Mike Pitts. The Post and Courier quoted Pitts as saying, “This bill is a very simple bill. It means, by definition of the Constitution, it gives you the ability to keep and bear arms without having to be permitted by the country.”

Further, a constitutional-carry measure was introduced in Minnesota on Jan. 18. KARE 11 reported that “Republican lawmakers introduced a bill that would allow all legal Minnesota gun owners to carry their weapon in public, no permit required.” The constitutional-carry statute was contained in House File 188 and a companion bill, Senate File 650. Although the bills did not succeed, the fact that they were introduced shows the growing momentum of constitutional carry.

Constitutional carry was also proposed in Alabama, Michigan, Texas and Wisconsin. It was proposed and passed in South Dakota, but was vetoed by Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard.

Now, consider state-level efforts to enact campus carry, thereby removing restrictions that deny Second Amendment-protected rights on college and university campuses.

A key example is Kansas, where campus carry is slated to become the law of the land on July 1, despite House Democrats’ efforts to derail it. Campus carry was signed into law in 2013 with the caveat that colleges and universities would have four years to put security measures like armed guards and metal detectors in place if they wanted to designate certain buildings as gun-free. Without such security measures, law-abiding students are viewed as providing their own security via the arms they bear.

On April 2, The Kansas City Star reported that House Minority Leader Jim Ward pushed legislation focused on “out-of-state concealed-carry permits” with the goal of opening a debate that would have allowed amendments to be made to the campus-carry law. Ward’s legislation failed, and campus carry is still scheduled to take effect July 1.

Lawmakers in Georgia have passed campus carry for the second year in a row, and Republican Gov. Nathan Deal signed it into law. Last year, the Georgia House passed campus carry on Feb. 22, and the state’s Senate followed suit on March 11. Deal actually campaigned for campus carry as it moved from the House to the Senate, but then did an about-face and vetoed it after the Senate passed it.

Deal was heavily pressured to veto the legislation by university presidents and other academics. Other gun controllers pressured Deal as well, and a common theme in all the complaints was a lack of exemptions of on-campus daycare facilities. This year’s bill contains the exemption for daycares.

Also, consider the state-level push for “Stand Your Ground” laws.

These laws shield law-abiding citizens who must exercise their right to self-defense in a life-or-death situation. They do this by removing any requirement that law-abiding citizens attempt to retreat before using lethal force to defend their lives while under attack. In simple terms, law-abiding citizens can stand his or her ground and use whatever force necessary to protect their lives and the lives of their families.

On April 4, the Iowa Senate voted 33-17 to pass legislation containing a “Stand Your Ground” statute. The Des Moines Register reported that the bill’s “language on standing one’s ground says a law-abiding person does not have a duty to retreat before using deadly force with a gun.” In other words, it is “Stand Your Ground” 101. The bill already passed the House but must return for another vote because the Senate made changes to it.

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Florida already has a “Stand Your Ground” law, but lawmakers are working to strengthen it by shifting the burden of proof from the citizen to the state. The legislation being pushed will force the state to disprove a “Stand Your Ground” defense instead of putting the onus on the armed citizen. The legislation is contained in SB 128, a bill the Florida House passed on April 5

While House Democrats criticized SB 128 and warned of increased violence if it becomes law, the Miami Herald quoted Republican state Rep. Gayle Harrell saying, “This is not about violence; this is not about guns. … This is about the rule of law and the protection our Constitution has guaranteed us.

There have also been—and continue to be—state-level efforts to speed up the process by which domestic victims with a restraining order against an ex-boyfriend or violent spouse acquire a concealed-carry permit. The fundamental thought behind such a push is the attempt to avoid the travesty that America witnessed on June 3, 2015, when an unarmed Carol Bowne was attacked and killed by her ex-boyfriend, against whom she had previously secured a restraining order.

Breitbart News reported that Bowne lived in Berlin Township, N.J., and applied for a permit to own a gun on April 21, 2015. Six weeks later, while she was still waiting for the state to grant her permission to own a gun for self-defense, her boyfriend cornered her in her own driveway and stabbed her to death.

In the spirit of saving women from such savagery, Virginia lawmakers passed legislation to allow domestic abuse victims to carry a gun immediately upon securing a protective order against a violent boyfriend or spouse. The legislation would have granted the abuse victim 45 days from the issuance of the order to carry a gun for self-defense while she completed the carry licensing process.

While passed by the Legislature, the measure—HB 1852—was vetoed by Democrat Gov. Terry McAuliffe. He issued a statement with the veto in which he wrongly claimed that allowing domestic abuse victims to bypass the concealed permit application process weakens the “commonwealth’s gun safety laws.”

Similar legislation is under consideration in Indiana, and stalking victim Dawn Hillyer is urging lawmakers to pass it. The Journal Gazette reports that Hillyer was stalked for six years, during which time she lived in “constant fear.” After securing a protective order against her stalker, Hillyer applied for a concealed-carry permit, only to wait more than two months before receiving it. In those two months she learned a different lesson—protective orders are not enough; women need handguns.

Hillyer is now actively lobbying lawmakers to pass HB 1071, the measure which would allow victims who secure protective orders to carry a gun while their concealed-carry permit application is being processed. This would mean no more 60-day waits for a means of self-defense. And it would also mean more women would have a legal way to defend their lives instead of losing them to a violent former boyfriend or husband who cares little about the limitations posed by a protective order.

In summary, the Second Amendment is alive and well in the states.

Constitutional carry, campus carry, stand your ground, and special carry allowances for the most vulnerable among us are just a few examples of how states are working to protect and expand the exercise of those rights Americans possess by birth.

AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and host of Bullets with awr Hawkins, a Breitbart News podcast. He is also the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter @AWRHawkins, or reach him directly via email at awrhawkins@breitbart.com.

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Vedder Holsters Daily Digest: Indy Mom Takes Action, a Dawning Media Horror and a Sandy Hook Denier is Sentenced

Moms demand the ability to take action . . . IMPD: Mother kills intruder trying to break into apartment on Indy’s east side – “The shooting occurred around 1:10 p.m. in…

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WATCH: Will Britain And America Ever Have Similar Gun Laws?

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After the terror attack in London, the question of handgun use in England – and the United Kingdom – have come into question. Should police officers carry firearms? As it currently stands, police officers rarely carry handguns and civilians are prohibited from owning and possessing a firearm.

National Rifle Association (NRA) Spokesperson Dana Loesch joined Fox Business host Stuart Varney on Varney and Co. to explain her take on the problem.

“We’re facing a situation where British police will probably never have guns on a large scale. Is that true?” Varney asked Loesch.

“I was absolutely shocked to learn that around 90 percent of that police force in London are unarmed. The community police force,” Loesch explains. “That to me is shocking because the first person who encountered and who engaged with the terrorist there in London during the recent atrocity was a police officer and he was armed with only his baton.”

Loesch goes on to detail the London police officer’s response and how he was overpowered by the terrorists.

Varney points out one very interesting fact though: the difference between British culture and American culture.

“I’m an American citizen. Newly minted. I firmly believe in the right to bear arms. Got it. I’m all over it. I’m on it. However, Britain has a different culture, a different history and I don’t think you’ll ever see widespread ownership of guns in Britain. At least not in my lifetime.”

Watch the full dialogue here:

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11 Statistics That Remind Us (If You Need It) That Anti-Gunners Really Are Liars

  Jenavieve Hatch, Associate Women’s Editor at the Huffington Post, took advantage of last week’s National Gun Violence Awareness Day, to dance in the blood of more innocent victims make…

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SCTP National Tournament on Pace to Set Records

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USA -(Ammoland.com)- The month of June is a peak time for Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) team activity across the country, and if the first day of registration for the SCTP National Championships is any indicator, there will be record crowds again in Ohio for the July culminating event.

Registration for SCTP Nationals opened June 1 and in the first 24 hours of open registration for the July 8-15 National Championships, 132 teams from 23 different states registered over 2,000 athletes.

Combined registrations in all SCTP events totaled 4,396 compared to 3,804 for the first 24 hours of tournament registration one year ago.

An additional 70-80 SCTP teams are expected to register prior to the July 5 deadline.

“These numbers are absolutely incredible!” said Tom Wondrash, SCTP national director. “We had almost as many athletes and registrations in one day this year as we had in total at last year’s National Championships! People are excited about this year’s tournament for sure!”

The 2017 event at the Cardinal Center in Marengo, Ohio, is on track to outpace the 2016 SCTP National event, which finished with 2,176 athletes and 4,576 event entries.

While the numbers are already up significantly from last year’s registrations, Wondrash points out that there is still room at the spacious Cardinal Center.

“There are many times and dates still available for this year’s National Championships. We encourage teams to join us in July to continue the fun throughout the summer!”

The Scholastic Action Shooting Program will also hold its National Junior/Senior Championships in conjunction with the SCTP tournament. SASP Nationals registration opened on May 18 and currently has 342 athletes from 32 teams across 13 states registered to shoot.

SASP registrations currently total 642 already out-pacing the 542 total entries from 2016. Teams may register for the SASP National Championships through July 5. The 1911 division first being offered at Nationals already has 62 entries

 

About the National Championships:

The Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) 2017 National Championships will take place near Marengo, Ohio, at the Cardinal Shooting Center July 8-15. The eight-day event is expected to draw around 2,500 youth from over 30 states. Over one million shots will be fired during the event with around $16 million generated in economic impact. Participating teams are organized and coached by certified volunteer leaders and have participated in their SCTP/SASP state championship event.

To learn more about how you can start a SCTP or SASP team in your area or become a sponsor for the championship event, go to their website.

 

About Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation:

The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) is 501(c)(3) public charity responsible for all aspects of the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) across the United States. SCTP and SASP are youth development programs in which adult coaches and other volunteers use shooting sports to teach and to demonstrate sportsmanship, responsibility, honesty, ethics, integrity, teamwork, and other positive life skills. SCTP was developed as a program of the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) until the SSSF was created in 2007 to operate the SCTP. In 2012, SSSF created the SASP and became the managing foundation of both programs.

For more information about SSSF, visit their website.

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McDonald’s Screwed Up This Man’s Order…And It Did NOT End Well

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It’s safe to say we all get a tad annoyed when a fast food chain gets our order wrong. We might complain to a manager or write a bad review, but most of us just angrily pick off those pickles we asked not be there and force down those fries sans extra ketchup.

However, one Florida resident was more than a bit angry when a McDonald’s drive-thru screwed up his order.

According to police, 39-year-old Freddy Alexander Hormazabal went inside the restaurant to complain about his order and got into a verbal argument with the store’s manager after demanding a refund.

The manager tried to get the enraged customer to leave. But instead of walking away, Hormazabal pulled out his firearm and shot the manager in the neck. The worker was taken to the hospital and has since been released.

Hormazabal has turned himself in and is being charged with attempted murder.

“It is concerning the fact that someone could get that upset over an order,” Evelyn Estevez from the Altamonte Springs Police Department told WFTV.

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