Renewed focus on using deadly force to stop property crimes is one result of the Spokane verdict that acquitted a man on manslaughter charges for killing a suspected car thief.
When a Spokane, Wash., jury acquitted a local man of manslaughter charges for the March 2013 shooting death of a man who was trying to seal his SUV, it provided new fuel for a long-burning debate over the use of lethal force to protect property.
Gail Gerlach is a free man today after the 11-woman, one-man jury deliberated for only a few hours, and then deciding separately that he was justified in his actions, thus setting the stage for state reimbursement of his legal defense bills, which could come to an estimated $300,000.
The family of the dead man, 25-year-old Brendon Kaluza-Graham, was distraught over the verdict, and his grandmother told reporters that her grandson was “a sacrificial lamb.” Continue reading →
Common knives like these may soon get a bad rap after the Pennsylvania high school stabbing rampage, but “anti-violence” groups will still concentrate on guns.
In the wake of Wednesday’s attack at Franklin Regional High School in Pennsylvania by a teen wielding two knives, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is planning a media event on April 16 at the Seattle Center that one might argue should focus on cutlery rather than Colts.
The Moms group will no doubt concentrate on warming up the grassroots troops for the campaign to pass Initiative 594, the 18-page gun control measure on Washington State’s November ballot. Disguised as a so-called “universal background check” package, it would have not prevented the Pennsylvania attack because it deals with firearms, not criminal violence.
Nineteen students and one security officer were injured in the high school rampage. Continue reading →
11-year-old Omari Grant, of Henry County, Ga., found himself staring down a policeman’s gun when he and friends were building a tree fort, the Libertarian Republic said.
According to the report, a neighbor complained that the kids might be cutting trees. Two officers approached the children as they were playing, one with his gun drawn. The cops reportedly used foul language and screamed at them to get on the ground.
Rain or shine, gun rights stalwarts are expected to turn out April 5 like they did for this Jan. 19 gathering in Olympia. Wash.
Gun rights activists across the country are planning Saturday demonstrations in support of beleaguered gun owners in Connecticut, where the battle is underway against restrictive laws pushed through last year in response to the Sandy Hook tragedy.
In Olympia, Wash., demonstrators will not only be showing solidarity with their contemporaries in the “Constitution State,” they will also be celebrating the signing into law of the Short Barreled Rifle (SBR) bill by traditionally anti-gun Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday. He inked the legislation quietly, but one could hear the cheers from gun activists from Spokane to Ocean Shores. Spokane-area State Rep. Matt Shea reported it on his Facebook page. Continue reading →
What would you do if you were asleep in your bed and woke up with an assault weapon against your head and your wife is being threatened. No, this was not a home invasion, it’s your government at work. You find yourself handcuffed and drug out of your house with no explanation.
Now what would you think after you find out the person they were looking for was a young black man (Who is also innocent) whereas you are a middle aged white man. And furthermore, you find out they didn’t have the address of the man they were looking for and kicked your door down randomly before putting you through a living hell? Continue reading →
Gun rights advocate Alan Gottlieb is the new bogeyman for gun prohibitionists who are ducking for cover in the wake of anti-gun California Sen. Leland Yee’s arrest.
Three California state senators were suspended with pay Friday as Democrats in Sacramento scramble to show the public that they are trying to deal with what is beginning to look like a culture of corruption.
The trio, Leland Yee of San Francisco, Ron Calderon of Montebello and Rod Wright of Baldwin Hills, have become an embarrassment, and that goes especially for Yee, who was arrested Wednesday in an DBI sweep that involved an investigation into alleged corruption, wire fraud, bribery and gun trafficking. Yee is one of the state’s leading gun control proponents who allegedly was trying to raise money to pay off a $70,000 campaign debt while also building a campaign war chest to become California’s next Secretary of State.
Yee was honored in 2006 by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, when he was pro tem speaker of the California Assembly. Last October, he was campaigning hard for passage of a new restrictive gun law that would have banned a device that makes ownership of AR-15 rifles legal. At the time he issued a press release stating, “California’s Assault Weapons Ban has protected the public for decades. But we must work to make sure that it is capable of dealing with new threats that face California.” Continue reading →
Wednesday was a bad day for liberal Democrats with the highly-publicized arrests of California State Sen. Leland Yee and freshman Charlotte, N.C. Mayor Patrick Cannon, in both cases on allegations of criminal activity.
Sen. Yee, a powerful San Francisco career politician and anti-gunner, was arrested as the FBI and local law enforcement staged a series of arrests at several locations in the Bay Area. Cannon, on the job less than six months, has been in politics since he was 26 years old. He faces theft and bribery charges. Continue reading →
I previously wrote about this raid but at the time, we had no idea what was in the search warrant. Now we do and it appears the ATF intentionally lied to the judge. They had a restraining order against them but went back to court on Thursday. It will be interesting to see what the judge will say.
The ATF raided Ares Armor on March 15th, with a search warrant that was issued after the ATF falsified their application. The application said they were looking for 80% lower receivers, which are considered firearms under the Firearms Control Act.
With the ever deepening mystery of Malaysia Flt 370, new theories are being floated every day. This article asks the question is it possible that Iran could have aided in the theft of the jet and what are they capable of. Since the searchers don’t even know where to look, it could be months before we know what really happened.
The Israeli government is preparing it’s defenses on the off chance that the Malaysian Flight 370 was hijacked and may be used as a weapon against their country. The thought of a 9/11 style attack has them worried as it should. Israeli air defenses have been boosted and all civilian aircraft will be required to identify itself upon entering their airspace.
Movements that “are consistent with deliberate action by someone on the plane.”
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak
Two so-called ‘innocent’ Iranians fly to Malaysia but NOT from Iran. They go from Tehran to Qatar where they purchase two passports that were stolen in Thailand, bought through a Thai travel agent and an Iranian middleman, that takes them to Malaysia to get a flight to Beijing then on to Amsterdam with the final destination being Germany. Two passports…one an Italian passport used by Delavar Seyed Mohammadreza, 29…the other an Austrian passport used by Pouria Nour Mohammad Mehrdad, 18…who then fly from Qatar to Kuala Lumpur, where they board Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. And why Germany…the younger Iranian ‘supposedly’ has a mother in Germany who claims her son was on his way to Germany to seek asylum…guess the new route to European asylum is through China. But the question is why NOT travel a direct route from Iran to Germany with a valid passport which can easily be booked online for about $1000 instead of dealing with stolen passports. Continue reading →