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Dean Weingarten


It appears that George Zimmerman, who has survived the violent attack by Treyvon Martin, survived the media persecution, survived the trial, had his marriage destroyed and a reward posted on his head for the temerity of surviving, has apparently survived an assassination attempt.   A bullet narrowly missed George Zimmerman’s head, leading to non-life threatening wounds.  …

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On the 23rd of April, an alert neighbor stopped an ongoing crime spree by shooting a burglary suspect in the leg, allowing police to apprehend the suspect.   While the situation is still under investigation, it appears that the shooting was justified, given the facts reported.   From the Lake Charles Police Facebook page: Only a small …

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Over the past decade, there have been two reports of open carriers being attacked. In one case, the attacker tried to grab the openly carried pistol; in the other case, the reason for the attack is unknown.  Both attacks failed. There have been two other reports of open carriers having their firearm stolen.  One of …

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Conoy Township, Pennsylvania, made the news the other day when it posted signs reminding everyone that it was not a “gun free” zone. It seems that a disarmist took umbrage at the signs and vandalized several. Few are surprised at the vandalism.  It is a stark difference between law abiding second amendment supporters and disarmists. …

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On 15 January, Police Chief Louis Ross was loaned a bullet resistant vest before he and other officers broke into a home in Sentinel, Oklahoma.  Ross was shot three times in the chest, and once in the arm.  Three of the bullets were stopped by the vest.  The police had no warrant for the raid.  …

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People who go about legally armed are taught to avoid conflict and confrontation. As people grow older, and hopefully, wiser, they become better practiced at avoiding conflict.   Age exacts its toll in exchange. Nearly everyone gets slower; slower reflexes, balance deteriorates, you cannot run as fast.   Even though I have maintained a disciplined aerobic program, …

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Fargo, North Dakota has not been a hotbed of violent crime. That may have changed with the oil boom that has been going on for the past decade.  It appears that a number of transients and homeless people have found their way to the city. Last Monday, at noon, it was just below zero with …

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Bart Bryson, a homeowner in Idaho, discovered a burglar in his unoccupied home. The burglar “bumped” into him and he fired two shots into the floor. From ktvb.com: “A voice yelled at me ‘please don’t shoot me’ and came running at me, and I grabbed my pistol,” Bryson said. The man bumped into him, knocking …

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One of the primary purposes of the second amendment is the ability to form militias to enforce public order.   The formation of informal militias during times of disorder, such as during natural disasters and riots is a completely natural and expected act.   Productive people have invested their lives in their property; when that property and …

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If you watch television and the movies, you might get the impression that a punch to the head is no big deal. That is not true.  A punch to the head is a very serious attack.  It can disable. It can maim. It can kill.  The head is a vulnerable target, which is why an …

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I teach students to make a decision about being put under restraint before they get into a deadly force situation. By restraint, I mean that the aggressor/attacker is attempting something, or commanding you to do something, that significantly reduces your options for resistance. One of the simplest of these is for someone to aim a …

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If you cannot effectively fight back immediately, escaping and fighting back may be the next best thing. The best chance to fight back and prevail is usually before you are put under restraint.   That does not mean that you have no chance after that point.   Your assailants may be sloppy or overconfident.  You many be …

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In this famous photograph by Bruno Engler, Bella Twin is shown with the hide from the world record grizzly bear that she shot in 1953 with a single shot .22 rifle.  The question is, what rifle is she holding? It has been written that Jack O’Conner “heard” that it was an old Stevens single shot.   …

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On freerepublic.com, a discussion about the Moms Demand Action push for a gun ban following an armed robbery of a bank inside of a Kroeger’s, brought this commonly expressed question.  This one was from rktman: “Uh, how would this have stopped the robbery again? Please ‘splain that to us.” I will explain it.  MDA is …

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On CNN, “progressive” operative Paul Begala reiterates a question asked by leftist Ed. Kilgore: The Washington Monthly blogger Ed Kilgore has asked the right question — the one any Iowa voter should be putting to Ms. Ernst: “Since you brought it up, exactly what circumstances would justify you shooting a police officer or a soldier …

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Many comparisons have been made between the homicide rates of the the United States and various European countries.  They have been made between members of the G-8, or among “developed” or “advanced” countries, or “economically developed” countries, though all of these comparisons suffer from various unstated assumptions, typically that “economic” development is the prime predictor …

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A poster at opencarry.org, Southern Covenanter, recounts an ironic experience in Charlotte, North Carolina.    From opencarry.org: I made it a point to stop and meet my parents for lunch in Pineville while I was passing through town, and after I left, I stopped at the QT on Woodlawn Road (right off I-77 where Woodlawn …

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