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postheadericon Woman Defended By Step-Father After Man Goes After Her With Hammer

DENTON, TX — In a day-long dispute that began at three in the morning, a man was nearly shot after trying to attack his female roommate with a hammer, the Denton Record-Chronicle reports.

31-year-old Chad Knapp was rooming with a 23-year-old victim who had a prescription for Adderall, a medication often used to treat ailments related to ADHD. Unfortunately, it’s one of the most abused prescription drugs around.

Knapp stole the victim’s Adderrall, and tried to leave the apartment with it. The victim followed him.

When she tried to forcefully take back what he had stolen from her, Knapp shoved the victim, hard. He “pushed her so hard that she was thrown backward into a brick wall,” said Denton police spokesman Shane Kizer according to the Denton Record-Chronicle.

The victim was taken to a nearby hospital, where police noticed that she had bruising consistent with someone forcefully grabbing her.

She clearly was not in a good situation.

At about 8 p.m., the victim returned to her apartment, this time with her stepfather, who has a concealed carry permit.

Bringing him along would soon prove to be a wise choice.

The victim forgot her apartment key, according to the Denton Record-Chronicle, and was trying to get back into the apartment when Knapp appeared, wielding a hammer, and “yelling and cussing” according to Kizer.

The victim’s stepfather produced his firearm, and that was the ball game for Knapp. He was arrested on charges of assault causing bodily injury and deadly conduct, and put in jail.

According to police, upon being arrested Knapp claimed that there was no altercation hat morning, and that a man had just broken into the apartment and put a gun into his face.

I think he’ll have a hard time convincing a jury of that.

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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 Craigslist Deal Goes South, Two Armed Thugs No Match For This Armed Citizen

CYPRESS, TX — A pair of thugs who attempted an armed robbery against a man trying to sell a phone on Craigslist have been apprehended after their attempt at robbery went wrong, all thanks to an armed citizen.

As The Woodlands Patch reports:

Harris County Precinct 4 Deputy Constables were called to the 23900 block of Creek Ridge Drive in after residents in the area reported hearing gunshots. When deputies arrived, they found a black man, identified as Derek Cooper with two gunshot wounds to his abdomen.

Investigators learned that the person who shot Cooper was trying to sell him a cellphone he’d advertised on Craigslist. The victim met with Cooper and a juvenile at that location for the exchange of the phone for money, when suddenly the juvenile pointed a handgun at the complainant and demanded all his money.

The victim handed over the phone and money, and then the juvenile and Cooper demanded all he had in his vehicle. The man told investigators he went to his car, grabbed his own handgun and fired two rounds, hitting Cooper twice.

The juvenile reported made a run for it, but was quickly apprehended by police officers in the area. He was arrested, charged with robbery, and was sent to a juvenile detention center.

Cooper was also charged with robbery, but he had a trip to the hospital to make first, before he could go to jail.

That’s the last deal these two will make for some time.

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postheadericon New Hampshire Permitless Concealed Carry Passes Senate And Goes On To The House

CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE — In a close vote of 13-10, Senate Bill 12 passed the New Hampshire Senate and now must be reviewed by the House of Representatives before it arrives on the desk of newly elected Governor Chris Sununu.

The NRA has come out in support of the bill that would remove the need for an issued pistol/revolver license.

New Hampshire residents are able to open carry a handgun so long as it is clearly visible and no round is loaded in the chamber.

While we’re all happy to hear it, no doubt, there’s still quite a way to go. Last year, New Hampshire lawmakers passed a similar measure through the House and Senate and it was vetoed by former Governor Maggie Hassan.

This time, it appears that if the bill arrives on Gov. Sununu’s desk, it may have a real chance of getting signed.

New Hampshire would join the ranks of Vermont and Maine for permitless concealed carry. This would mean vacationers, tourists, hunters, and residents could travel over half of the geographic area of New England before needing a concealed carry permit.

This promises to be a bill that will enable hunters, sportsmen, and citizens the ability to travel freely throughout northern New England without having to worry about a permit.

We could still use your help, though. Contact your local State Representative and let them know you support SB 12 and you want to see it become law.

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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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postheadericon Cybercrime on the rise as economic crime ‘goes digital’

Incidents of cybercrime are on the rise, with a new study from PwC reporting it as the “only economic crime to have registered an increase”.

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postheadericon Irresponsible Gun Owner ‘Traumatized’ After Gun Goes Off During Swim Class

CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA — Stop it. Stop putting your gun in your back pocket and pretending that’s a safe practice. It’s not. And yet another concealed carrier had to figure that out the hard way when his Springfield Arms XDM .40-caliber handgun “discharged itself” while he was attending a children’s swim lesson at the University of Charleston.

During the swim lesson, children and parents immediately feared for their own lives when a dude’s gun went off.

via the Charleston Gazette-Mail

“This man was sitting not 2 feet away, and his gun went off,” Kay said, recalling what her daughter told her. “She said he had a huge hole in his pocket. Everyone was upset. It could have been a terrible tragedy for many people.”

Guns are prohibited on the University of Charleston’s campus, the Gazette-Mail reports. And Randy Ross, the director of public safety on campus said the man had a valid concealed carry permit.

What the heck, man?!

Seriously. Why do we have to continue pretending that this sort of action is in any way appropriate for both responsible concealed carry and the safety and well being of others?

The director of public safety even commented that if the man had just used a proper holster for the gun, this entire thing likely would have never happened.

“It’s very hard to do that with that weapon,” Ross said. “Weapons don’t just go off like that. It’s almost something like you have to consciously do and I know that that wasn’t the case.”

When a concealed carrier does something like this, it calls everything into question — from the role of why we carry concealed all the way down to why institutions decide to idly ban us from going places because of a perceived fear of the misuse of those firearms.

This guy then had the audacity to say he was “traumatized” after the fact. If he was so traumatized, maybe he could have used the two working brain cells he must have had in his brain to rub together and come up with a plan to prevent that ever from happening.

Safe handling of firearms is the very first principle in carrying a firearm — concealed, openly, or where-ever. For concealed carriers, that includes a holster that maintains retention over the pistol and protects the trigger guard.

We’ve covered a LOT of negligent discharges in just this past two weeks. Do you think those are articles we’re looking to cover? Absolutely not. We LOVE to hear stories and report them to you about concealed carriers doing what they’re characteristically best known for: being the good guy with a gun when the bad guy shows up.

That’s ultimately why most of us carry — we take an avid interest in our own personal protection and that of our family and loved ones. And to that effect, we seek training and constantly take measures to combat complacency.

For THAT concealed carrier, the Charleston police plan on pressing charges. Once those charges go through, he’ll have a lot of fun dealing with private civil litigation surrounding the needless endangerment of other people’s children and their own well-being.

Train how you intend to fight. Use proper safety equipment that includes a high retention concealed carry holster that protects the trigger guard. Always abide by the four basic principles of firearm safety. That’s how you avoid a negligent discharge.

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postheadericon Armed Robber’s Plan Goes Wrong When Employee Snatches Gun From Bad Guy; Why It’s Best To Have Your Own Gun

CLEVELAND, OHIO — A group of armed thugs had the tables turned while they attempted to rob a MetroPCS store, when the store employee they were trying to rob grabbed the gun from one of the robbers.

The men walked in and asked how much a hoverboard on display cost, police said.

An employee behind the counter told them the device cost $ 800, and one of the men pulled a gun and said “give me everything you got,” according to police.

That’s when the employee quickly reached over and grabbed the gun, snatching it from the man and pointing it in their direction. As you can imagine, this sent the three thugs running for safety.

Hopefully, this employee will look down the road of self-defense and get himself a firearm in case something like this were to happen again. Relying on the bad guy’s gun isn’t the best solution, but in this case it worked out.

As for the thugs, what a bunch of wimps. If you’re going to play ‘hardened criminal’, you look like a ***** when you run from your own gun. Just sayin’.

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postheadericon Tombstone Re-Enactment Goes Sour — Fellow Actor Shot By Idiot Who Didn’t Check His Gun, Fired Live Rounds Instead Of Blanks

TOMBSTONE, ARIZONA — If you’ve ever seen Tombstone (1993), you’re probably a fan of the loosely-based historic gunfight which occurred in OK Corral between Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and a bunch of rowdy vaqueros.  Well, a group of onlookers were … Continue reading
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