Man, when you tell some people to freeze, they freeze.

June 20th, 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbmLGY7p0NU

 

Just a little humor.

For all our tactical tax audit needs?

June 13th, 2013

http://twitchy.com/2013/06/11/rep-jeff-duncan-looking-into-irs-agents-training-with-ar-15s/

Not sure how I feel about this one

June 10th, 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2sWiZ8BizI

 

On the one hand, they are missing the orange tips required by law on imported (and for that matter non-imported) toy guns.

 

On the other hand, really?  It takes an ATF agent to seize toy guns?

 

I do realize it’s a 2 year old video, but it’s the first time I had seen it, does anyone know how it actually turned out?

Don’t bring a stick to a gun fight…

June 5th, 2013

from http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Robbers-pointy-stick-no-match-for-store-owners-pistol–210114001.html

 

SEATTLE — The occasional truth behind the popular saying “Don’t bring a knife (or, in this case a pointy metal stick) to a gun fight” was demonstrated at a South Seattle business last Tuesday.

According to the Seattle Police Department’s report for the incident, officers showed up at the business in the 2300 block of Rainier Avenue South after reports of an armed robbery only to find the store’s owner standing with his foot on the handcuffed suspect.

Apparently, the store’s owner and his girlfriend had been sitting in the business’ lobby around 6 p.m. when they saw a man wearing gloves and holding a pointed metal stick walk up, look through the window and pull a bandanna over his face.

According to the report, the man walked into the business and demanded money, at which point the store’s owner pulled out a pistol and handcuffed and detained the suspect while his girlfriend called 911.

Officers booked the suspect into King County Jail for investigation of robbery and made sure the store owner’s concealed pistol license was up to date.

What publicity genius thought this would be a good idea?

May 11th, 2013

from http://fox4kc.com/2013/05/10/police-upset-about-movie-theaters-stunt/

 

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A Missouri movie theater is in trouble with police for a promotion that could have had tragic consequences.

During the opening of “Iron Man 3″, the Goodrich Capital 8 had an actor walk into a theater with full tactical gear, carrying a fake gun. Several moviegoers were scared, thinking it was a real shooter, and called 911.

“Everything was in place, it’s the opening night of a superhero movie, it’s somebody walking in all-dark clothes, everything pointed to bad things about to happen,” Jefferson City Police Capt. Doug Shoemaker told the area’s FOX affiliate. “There’s really no good that can come of this.”

Shoemaker added that with a recent mass shooting at a Aurora, Colo. movie theater, this stunt was ill-advised.

The manager of the theater says this was planned months in advance, and only a few customers were upset. He added that the safety and security of his customers is his top priority.

Shoemaker countered that if an off-duty police officer had been in the theater, the actor would likely have been confronted, and could have been killed.

UPDATE: Friday afternoon, the theater posted the following statement on Facebook:

“We apologize and are sympathetic to those who felt they were in harm’s way with our character promotion for Iron Man 3. This was not a publicity stunt. We have worked with the Cosplacon group on many movies to dress up and help entertain our customers. We have had many complaints about the members dressed specifically as S.H.I.E.L.D. operatives carrying fake guns. We didn’t clearly tell our customers and some people didn’t realize it was for entertainment purposes only. We apologize that police were called to come out to our theater. We have a wonderful working relationship with the Jefferson City Police Department. Going forward we will take the necessary steps to make sure this doesn’t happen again. Security and safety for our customers is our number one priority.”

How not to teach a CHL class

April 24th, 2013

How many bad things can you spot in this article from KXII News 12

 

GRAYSON COUNTY, TEXAS — A man was accidentally shot this afternoon by a stray bullet from a concealed handgun license class.

Lt. Rickey Wheeler with the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office says students in a CHL class were shooting into a field at the Whitesboro rodeo grounds when a bullet struck a man who was fishing at a pond nearby.

The fisherman was taken to the hospital and is expected to be okay.

The students say they couldn’t see anyone in the direction they were shooting.

The sheriff’s office will be investigating the class’s instructor, who they say is not licensed to teach CHL classes.

Firearms stop in Texas

April 17th, 2013

Army Master Sgt. C.J. Grisham stopped due to citizen calling man with a gun on the street.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=A8r4MK3R4PI

 

Unfortunately we don’t get to see how this started.  But here are some observations from what we do get to see, and I have the same problem with this video I have with many of the open carry activists on youtube.

 

First, throughout this entire encounter as we get to see it, the law enforcement officers stay calm, the Master Sgt. is anything but.

The Master Sgt. repeatedly falls back to I have a CHL.  Well, he must have missed the de-escalation technique portion of it.  Further, these officers when they pull up on a scene have no clue if you have a CHL or not.  It is better in my opinion to assume good intentions on an officer’s part and cooperate to a point.  The side of the road is not the place to argue the subtle points of the law, that is what a courtroom is for.

I have personally had multiple encounters with Law Enforcement since I got my CHL.  In none of them have I been disarmed.  In none of them have I been handcuffed.  I’m not saying that Law Enforcement was 100% proper in this encounter.  What I am saying is from the evidence I have seen in this video, had I been in the officer’s shoes, I may have had the same reactions he did.

 

Please, keep in mind as you carry, be respectful.  De-escalate encounters.  Remember that the side of the road is not the place to become a lawyer.  I personally believe the Master Sgt. would have been far better off being quiet and getting a lawyer later that becoming belligerent.  I honestly feel he talked himself into the arrest in this particular situation.

 

I’m open for debate on the subject, and would welcome well reasoned arguments.

Concealed handgun likely saves another life

April 3rd, 2013

Source:  http://www.koinlocal6.com/news/local/story/Woman-uses-handgun-to-fight-off-attacker/7ujF7dy0fE-lf6flmV4WKA.cspx#.UVr6RW80DzQ.reddit

 

OREGON CITY, Ore. (KOIN) — A woman used her legally-owned handgun to fend off an alleged attacker on an Oregon City street late Sunday night.

The 22-year-old victim was attacked by the stranger around 10:20 p.m. just after she parked her car at 8th and JQ Adams streets, police said.

The suspect approached her from behind, she told authorities, then grabbed her ponytail, dragged her backwards and began to assault her. She pulled out her handgun and pointed it at the man, who then ran way.

No one was seriously hurt.

Police dogs were brought in for a neighborhood search, but the suspect was not found.

“When someone assaults a woman like that and there’s a gun there, it’s for a reason, and that’s to stop it,” neighbor Steve Campbell said. “End of story.”

Another neighbor, Mary Mills, said, “What would have happened if she had not had that (gun?) We’d be having a sign up: ‘Missing Person.’ Her car would be in front of my house.”

Oregon City police Sgt. Matthew Paschall suggested if people in the area are going out at night to stay in groups, if possible.

“Our detectives division is continuing to investigate the case,” he said. “We’re still looking for the suspect.”

The suspect is described as white, in his late 20s, about 5-foot-8 with a slender build. He has medium-length hair down to his chin and no facial hair. At the time of the attack he was wearing a brown-colored zip-up style jacket or hoodie with dark-colored pants.

If the man is caught he’ll likely face assault charges for attacking the woman and kidnapping charges for dragging her.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts should contact Oregon City police Tip Line at 503-496-1616.

Recall Alert Winchester 5.56

March 28th, 2013

http://www.winchester.com/library/news/Pages/product-recall-556mm-m855.aspx

 

Incorrect powder used it would seem

Man with concealed weapons permit saves officer’s life

March 27th, 2013

Source:  http://www.wafb.com/Global/story.asp?S=4527526

 

There were two big developments Monday in the case of a motorist who was shot   and killed along Greenwell Springs Road Friday after a fight with a police   officer.  Investigators say an autopsy shows the deadly bullet was fired by   a bystander, not the officer.  Police also announced that no charges would   be filed in the case, either against the police officer involved or the   bystander who fired the fatal shot into the head of George Temple.

East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s spokesman Greg Phares says Officer Brian Harrision   was escorting a funeral procession Friday when he pulled Temple over and wrote   him a ticket for breaking into the procession.  According to Phares,   that’s when Temple attacked Harrison.  Police say Perry Stevens was walking   outside of the Auto Zone on Greenwell Springs Road when he heard Harrison   yelling for help.  Harrison was reportedly on his back with Temple on top   of him.  That’s when Stevens went to his car and grabbed his .45 caliber   pistol.

According to Col. Greg Phares, “[Mr. Stevens] orders Mr. Temple to stop and   get off the officer.  The verbal commands are ignored and Mr. Stevens fires   four shots, all of which struck Mr. Temple.”

Perry Stevens fired four shots into Temple’s torso.  Officer Harrison   had already fired one shot into Temple’s abdomen.  With Temple still   struggling with the officer, Perry continued to advance toward the scuffle.

“He again orders Mr. Temple to stop what he was doing and get off the   officer.  Those commands are ignored and he fires a fifth shot and that   hits his head.  The incident is over with, and as you know, Mr. Temple is   dead.”

Police are calling the shooting death justified.  Perry Stevens has a   permit to carry a concealed weapon.  Col. Phares would not give out any   more details relating to the shooting.  Both Phares and Baton Rouge Police   Chief Jeff LeDuff stopped short of crediting Stevens with saving the officer’s   life.  LeDuff says the entire incident is unfortunate.

“I spoke with his father at the scene briefly,” said LeDuff.  “I think   this is a tragic situation all around.”

9 News is told George Temple has a criminal record, and Officer Harrison was   involved in a shooting while employed as a prison guard in East Baton Rouge   Parish, where he was suspended for three days back in 1995.

Reporter:  Jim Shannon