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postheadericon WATCH: Hero Who Engaged Texas Mass Shooter Sits Down With Louder With Crowder In Exclusive Interview

Stephen Willeford is a hero in every sense of the word and after watching the interview above, it’s apparent that Willeford is a well-rounded and very loved individual. He’s a family man, and an active member in his community. He is humble and puts others ahead of himself.

He is also a man of action, and did not hesitate to grab his firearm in order to do the right thing: Stop a massacre that was happening right next door.

Mr. Willeford offers details of the incident, including simple facts such as him leaving the house armed and barefoot. When asked why he was barefoot, his explanation was simple:

Every time I heard a shot I was thinking, that was assigned to someone else. That shot was assigned to… he was shooting at another person every time I heard a shot fired, and I didn’t have time to put shoes on.

As soon as Mr. Willeford got close to the gunman, he noticed that he was wearing a Kevlar vest. Having his wits with him, Mr. Willeford fired shots at the space between the front and back of the vest where the Velcro is located, which is the vulnerable spot on these vests. In other words, the sides are not protected by Kevlar.

And later, autopsy reports would show that Mr. Willeford hit the suspect twice; once in the leg and once in the torso.

In closing this article, Mr. Willeford got a little political towards the end of the interview when it comes to gun control and restricting what citizens are able to own. Mr. Willeford is a bright individual who gets it, even more so because he was personally faced with a madman.

If I had run out of the house with a pistol and faced a bulletproof vest and Kevlar helmet, it might have been futile. And I ran out with an AR-15, and that’s what he was shooting the place up with. And I hate to politicize that, but that’s reality.

Please give the video interview a watch. It’s worth every minute, and I am grateful that Mr. Willeford gave his account and was so open about his experience when faced with a mass shooter.

Mr. Willeford is a hero, and we praise him and his quick actions that day.

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postheadericon Man’s Revolver Goes Off After He Sits Down For Dinner At Restaurant

CLARKSVILLE, TN — A man who was sitting down at a Tennessee restaurant landed in the hospital after his .22 revolver went off upon making contact with the ground.

According to The Leaf Chronicle:

Clarksville Police Department Spokesman Jim Knoll said trying to recreate a situation like the one that happened Monday would be very difficult because everything happened just right — or just wrong.

The 70-year-old Clarksville man entered a restaurant in the 1700 block of Madison Street at about 9:25 a.m. Monday, went to sit down on a stool and dropped a cloth bag on the floor. A .22-caliber revolver was inside the bag, strapped into a holster with the hammer forward. When the hammer of the revolver struck the floor, it discharged, Knoll said. “It was just a sequence of events that created a very bad situation,” Knoll said.

According to Tennessee law, concealed or open carrying of a handgun is allowed with a permit except in certain areas including schools, places where alcohol is served, courtrooms and other places where signs are posted prohibiting them. Knoll said the best way to carry a firearm is in a secure holster or container.

“There are many models of revolver, some of them having a safety bar which would prevent such a discharge,” Knoll said. “Some models do not have that safety feature. In this case, there was a round (bullet) in the chamber where the firing pin could have direct contact. If one round is left out of the chamber that the firing pin rests on, there would not have been a round discharged when it was dropped.”

And here — right here — is why this is still a negligent discharge.

If you’re carrying a revolver — and plenty of folks still do — carry one with a safety bar, or if the hammer’s down, carry it without a round in that chamber.

If you’re carrying a gun that’s not drop safe without taking precautions — that’s still a negligent discharge. We have to avoid them at all costs.

We hope that this man makes a speedy and full recovery.

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postheadericon Four arrested as Microsoft and UK police team up to crack down on technical support scammers

Four people have been arrested after a two-year investigation by Microsoft and British police forces into telephone scams which prey upon the vulnerable, tricking them into believing their computers have been infected by malware.

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postheadericon Woman Steps Up and Shuts Down Intruder Invading Parents’ Home

HAMILTON, OHIO — An Ohio woman was at her parents’ house to celebrate her father’s 75th birthday when a man broke into her parents’ garage.

Kim Sinnott wasn’t about to let the intruder have his way.

“About 1:30 a.m. the alarm went off in the house,” Sinnott said according to Pantagraph. “We noticed the light on in the garage. We saw somebody walking in the garage.”

She found 21-year-old Mykale B. Davis, and pointed her father’s .32 caliber pistol at the man.

“I told him that I had a gun,” she said. “I was standing there looking at him with the gun pointing at him. I told him a hundred times not to come out because I had a gun and that I would shoot and that we were waiting for the cops, that we had the cops on the line right now.”

Regardless, Davis decided to try his luck against the woman and her sister, Tamie Lesher. He lunged at her and tried to get the gun away from her.

“Anything could have happened by just the way he lunged at me, and I had the gun in his face and told him not to come out because I would shoot,” she told Pantagraph. “He probably thought I wouldn’t shoot.”

Well, she did.

“When he grabbed me and pulled me down I was fearing for my life,” she said. “I shot him just for him to let me go. I don’t know if it was in the leg or in the foot. I was scared to death.”

He fled, and was later apprehended by police. There won’t be any charges against the woman defending her family.

Bloomington police public information officer Elias Mendiola told Pantagraph that “Based on the facts at this time no charges are anticipated.”

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postheadericon Armed Robber At A Denny’s Ends Up Shooting Himself In The Face After Victim Runs Him Down In His Car

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA — At least three robbers, one of whom was armed, attempted to hold up a victim outside a Denny’s restaurant on 132nd and Hawthorne Boulevard. The victim escaped into his car. During the escape, the armed robber got in between the victim and his escape so the victim ran him down.

According to Mercury News, the armed robber shot himself in the mouth when he was struck by the car. Police admitted the robber into the hospital where they say it appears the gunshot was accidental in nature.

“Right now it sounds like it was an accidental, self-inflicted (shooting) when he got hit by the car,” Lt. Steve Romero said. “The suspect shot himself accidentally.”

The round is believed to have gone through the robber’s mouth and come out the front of his face. He missed the training class where they taught that you take your finger off the trigger until you’re ready to fire.

It’s another example of victims refusing to be victims and bad guys with guns not knowing how to properly use them. No surprises there. And it’s no surprise his buddies left him behind. After all, when a violent felony takes place and one of the criminals dies or gets injured, his accomplices are charged with that damage.

Looks like more than one criminal skipped out on the check at that Denny’s.

For those targets by armed robbers, it’s hard to know what comes of an attempt to escape or fight back. It’s a constant worry in a lot of people’s minds as to whether they’ll just roll over and play dead or attempt to flee.

Here’s the thing: when you have three bad guys and their own vehicle, there’s the opportunity to be taken hostage in addition to simply robbed or assaulted. And let’s not eliminate the option of getting shot. If this armed robber wasn’t smart enough to keep his finger off the trigger, there’s a real chance that we encounter a Pulp Fiction backseat scenario.

Fight, flee, or play dead. Those are the three options when staring down the face of a group of armed criminals. This victim chose to do the first two and leave the third option for his attacker.

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postheadericon [VIDEO] How Much Does Situational Awareness Matter? Put Your Phone Down And Find Out Here

Too often we find ourselves sucked into the black hole of our phones. Whether it be a social media post, texting our friends or looking for directions and that makes us vulnerable to criminals. Awareness is our biggest ally when it comes to avoiding a deadly encounter.

In this Episode of Finding Fearless join Jenn and Kristen as they are unknowingly placed in that very same situation and suddenly things turn bad. They will need to find the inner strength to fight the fear in order to survive the fight for their life!

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postheadericon Security Guard Defends Himself After Man Attempts To Run Him Down With Vehicle — Why Guns Matter

COLUMBUS, OHIO — A security guard rushed to the aid of a woman who was assaulted by a 25-year-old male suspect. When the suspect was forced to retreat, he got into his car and attempted to strike the security guard with his vehicle. Thankfully, the security guard was armed.

When Columbus police arrived on the scene, they found the driver of the car collapsed against the steering column. He had a grave gunshot wound to his upper torso that is believed to have come from the security guard defending his own life. They rushed him to a nearby medical center where the suspect’s condition remains critical.

According to Columbus’ ABC 6 News, police say the security guard fired a single shot in self-defense. He was properly licensed to carry a firearm and investigators believe he shot the suspect out of fear for his own life and safety.

Prior to the defensive gun use, the security guard said he rushed to a woman’s aid as she was being assaulted in a parking lot. The man who assaulted her then got into his car and attempted to ram the security guard. The security guard was able to fire one shot and strike his attacker in the upper torso, causing him to crash. No charges have been filed against the gun carrier.

This is why it’s so important to be armed every single day. Whether your profession is security or you’re just doing some holiday shopping at the mall, it’s important to keep your gun on you at all times. There is absolutely no telling what craziness will occur around you. As for this security guard, he obviously took his job seriously. When seeing a person in distress, he came to her aid. In the course of doing that, he was forced to defend his own life.

If he had been struck by the vehicle, he could have been seriously injured or killed. That’s no way to go out in this world while you’re simply trying to help others survive. As for his attacker, he can look forward to facing charges when and if he ever leaves that hospital. There’s angry people in this world and unfortunately, as security or just a person who interacts with the public a lot, you’re bound to run into at least one sooner or later.

Keeping that gun on you, knowing how and when to use it properly, and maintaining simple situational awareness can inevitably save your life. Your life is worth it. Carry everyday.

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postheadericon Before The Feds Crack Down On Guns, It’d Be Nice If They Could Account For Their Own

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Official reports show that around 165 Department of Homeland Security firearms were lost or stolen in a period of 31 months. In and amongst the other stolen items of interest include official DHS badges and credentials used to gain access to sensitive areas.

The Department of Homeland Security is getting our “Irresponsible Gun Owner” of the month award.

via Complete Colorado

“Law enforcement credentials, badges or ID cards can be used to access areas closed to the public, restricted access areas, and allow a person to pose as a law enforcement official where lax inspection of the credential to match it with the person carrying it allows that person entry to restricted areas,” Michael Brown, former Undersecretary of Homeland Security and Director of FEMA told Complete Colorado by email. “Possession of these kinds of credentials gives terrorists or criminals the basic information needed to counterfeit other credentials.”

This follows in the footsteps of ATF’s new measure to classify wet nitrocellulose as an explosive and potentially change the way ammunition is sold. Wet nitrocellulose is a primary ingredient in many ammunition primers. By not classifying the substance as an explosive, restrictions on selling and shipping ammunition have been relatively lax by comparison of the shipment of substances classified as explosives.

via ATF Bulletin

“We are aware that the U.S. Department of Transportation may assign a nonexplosive classification to nitrocellulose when it has been wetted with water or alcohol. This is based, in part, on the diminished likelihood of explosion in a transportation accident. Because the nitrocellulose retains its explosive characteristics when the water or alcohol is removed, the wetted nitrocellulose remains a nitrocellulose explosive, subject to the licensing, safety and security requirements of the Federal explosives regulations.”

For those who may be unfamiliar with the many heads of the hydra known as the Department of Homeland Security, let’s discuss where the majority of these credentials, badges, and guns went missing:

  • Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

In the midst of an unprecedented wave of terrorism in Europe, how could we ever imagine that having some hooligan faking the funk on immigration and borders would bite us in the proverbial rear?

So, while the Federal government decides to strip Medical Marijuana recipients of their right to possess firearms and carry concealed, and rules against concealed carry as a constitutional right, AND tries to classify the principle ingredient in ammunition primers as an explosive regulated under the ATF… We’re somehow neglecting to watch our own borders and ports of entry?

Here’s the thing — if the government was actually serious about making this country safer, it wouldn’t be concealed carriers or otherwise law-abiding citizens that they would need to worry about.

We’re not the problem.

We don’t need serialized bullets, Chicago.

We don’t want to be restricted when entering into state buildings, Virginia.

And we certainly don’t think people should be held civilly liable for defending themselves inside their home, Oregon.

And if you can’t secure basic things like the ports-of-entry, customs, and borders… Why should we be the ones to bear the brunt of that security breach?

It doesn’t make sense.

That’s why we need to be concealed carriers. We need to protect our homes and communities because it’s becoming increasingly obvious that the federal government doesn’t know or doesn’t care what happens when 3,000 badges go missing and about 195 of their federally-issued guns go off the books.

We have to look out for each other. We’re not given any other good options.

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postheadericon NSA website goes down as hackers auction stolen ‘cyber weapons’

If you try to visit the NSA’s website right now, you’re in for a big disappointment.

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postheadericon Pokémon GO goes down: Hackers claim responsibility

Both the OurMine and PoodleCorp hacking gangs appear to be taking credit for Pokémon GO being offline over the weekend. But might there be a more down-to-earth explanation?

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