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postheadericon Man Caught After Police Say He Shot 6 People, 3 Fatally, In Maryland & Delaware Shootings

EDGEWOOD, MARYLAND — A man was taken into custody after a full day of searching for him after he allegedly shot and killed three people and injured another three. The incident occurred at a place where he had been employed for the last four months.

The Baltimore Sun reports;

Prince is believed to have shot five people about 9 a.m. Wednesday at a kitchen countertop company in an Edgewood business park where he had worked for the past four months, police said.

The five victims were all employees of the business, Advanced Granite Solutions. Prince also is alleged to have shot another person in Delaware later in the morning.

As the manhunt unfolded and police flooded the Interstate 95 corridor seeking the suspect, Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler said: “there’s an individual out there on the loose who’s committed one of the most heinous acts in our county; we certainly consider him armed and dangerous.”

Gahler called the shooting “a targeted attack, limited to that business.”

People who knew the gunman said that he was raised by a nice family, and that he seemed to have just ‘snapped’. It’s a testament to how difficult it can be sometimes, to figure out who is a danger and who is not. The suspect did have a history with police, but many did not result in convictions. Regardless of whether or not he was raised right, this man still had some issues that were not happening behind the scenes.

We hope that the surviving victims of this horrible crime are able to recover fully and quickly, and our thoughts are with them and those whose lives were taken by a person with no regard for life.

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postheadericon Man Storms Church And Shoots Multiple People, Is Then Stopped By Armed Usher

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE — One person is dead and eight others wounded after a masked gunman stormed into a church and opened fire. The scenario is one that many fear, and is nearly impossible to predict. This incident, however, could have been much worse if it weren’t for a brave –and armed– usher who sprung into action.

From local news;

The shooter, identified as {REDACTED BY CONCEALED NATION}, a 25-year-old Rutherford County man, accidentally shot himself after he was confronted by an armed member of the congregation. {REDACTED} was treated at an area hospital and was released into police custody, according to Metro Nashville Police.

{REDACTED} will be charged with one count of murder, additional charges will come later, police said. Police say he previously attended the church.

The woman killed has been identified as Melanie Smith, 39. Smith was a mother who lived in Smyrna.

The gunman is believed to have been shooting indiscriminately, and probably wasn’t expecting someone to be armed and ready to fight back.

Police say the gunman wore a neoprene ski mask when he shot and killed Smith in the parking lot of Burnette Chapel Church of Christ, as the service ended shortly after 11 a.m.

With his blue Nissan Xterra still running, the gunman then entered the rear sanctuary doors of the church and began “indiscriminately” shooting, police said.

Not long after the shooting started, an usher by the name of Caleb Engle engaged the gunman and was pistol-whipped as a result. During the engagement, the gunman accidentally shot himself in the chest.

At this point, Engle left the church and b-lined it to his vehicle, where he had a handgun. He grabbed the gun and ran back into the church, holding the gunman at gunpoint until police arrived.

The gunman was taken to the hospital for his injury and ultimately arrested on charges of homicide and attempted homicide.

If Mr. Engle is out there reading this, we thank you for your bravery during this horrible incident and wish your church the best in the days to come. You are a hero, no doubt, and saved countless lives.

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postheadericon How many people outside the U.S. are affected by the Equifax breach?

In the recent Equifax breach you may have noticed that people in the UK and Canada are also affected but there has been little clarification as to how many.

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postheadericon What are the risks of allowing people to use their smartphone at the bank?

Using smartphones at a bank might seem like the most routine habit in the world but sometimes these smartphones are being used as way to gain access to the bank’s WiFi and sensitive data.

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postheadericon Man Robs Two People, Shoots One, Then Gets Shot With His Own Gun By The 2nd Victim

DALLAS, TEXAS — In a harrowing brush with a death, a man who was shot by a robber attacked the man who shot him, got his gun, and shot him dead, according to Dallas News.

Toshumbre Austin, age 33, thought that he could do whatever he wanted to two victims without repercussions.

Not so.

Austin approached two men with the intention of robbing them.

He shot one and pistol-whipped another — and the one he shot fought back. He got the firearm, and shot Austin dead.

Afterwards, he himself was taken to the hospital, where he was reportedly in stable condition.

Dallas News reports that Police will refer this particular case to a grand jury to determine if any charges are warranted.

There better not be.

Let’s think for a second about how brave this man had to have been to have been shot then fought back for his life.

The guy started at a disadvantage, leveled the playing field, then won the battle for his life.

For crying out loud — why are charges even being considered?

Don’t get me wrong — sometimes people can be zealous in the application of justice. But even the man pistol-whipped was in a place where he could be using deadly force to defend himself.

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postheadericon How To Be One Of The Worst Gun Owners Ever: Shoot Multiple People After Inviting Them Over To Fight

WARREN, OHIO — In a perfect example of irresponsibility with firearms, a man stands accused of killing two people and injuring three others during an altercation at his home in February. The man, 47-year-old Nasser Hamad, did something that no gun owner should ever do… or, to be more specific, he did something that no one should ever do.

In a family dispute, Hamad is said to have wanted to fight while talking with the other involved parties on social media. Letting them know that he’d like a brawl, five people arrived at his home in a van to do just that. In an affidavit released shortly after the incident, it detailed the accounts of what actually happened that afternoon.

From Tribune Chronicle;

A gold minivan with Florida license plates arrived. The occupants exited and a fist fight began between Hamad and 17-year-old John Shively, one of the gunshot victims. The fight ended and the five went back to their van, which was parked near the apex of the driveway.

According to witnesses, Hamad then went into his house to grab a 9mm handgun from his bedroom. The affidavit said Hamad told police, “I just shot them. I got tired of this (expletive). They have been (expletive) with me for a long time and they shouldn’t have come over.”

Hamad said he unloaded the entire magazine from the firearm. Witnesses said Hamad walked from his front porch to the passenger side of the van firing the gun.

Hamad told police he saw a knife in the van but didn’t see a gun, according to the affidavit.

After returning to the home to reload, Hamad then came back out and encountered an off-duty emergency medical technician who had pulled into the driveway after seeing what he thought was a traffic accident. In a recorded statement to investigators, the EMT said he saw one person bleeding from his mouth and thought that person was involved in an automobile crash.

The EMT grabbed his medical bag and saw Hamad approaching the van. When the EMT asked the man what happened, the affidavit said Hamad responded by saying “I’ll show you what happened” and saw the man reach between his legs appearing to rack a round into a gun. The EMT said the man then shot into the passenger side of the van toward the female driver. As the EMT driver got back into his vehicle, he told police he saw a man wearing pajama pants standing face to face with the shooter right in front of the van’s sliding door.

The EMT heard the man say “you shot my mom (expletive).” The two men did not engage in any physical confrontation, but the affidavit states the man with the gun then pointed it at the man in pajama pants, who was scrambling to get back into the van. The shooter fired three times.

The EMT said he drove his vehicle down the driveway, parked it and ran from the scene.

As the second round of gunfire went into the van, the affidavit states John Shively and Bryce Hendrickson ran away from the vehicle. Shively ran south down the west side of state Route 46, while Hendrickson ran eastbound across all five lanes of traffic on the heavily traveled roadway. Hamad told investigators he was shooting at both men as they were running way.

Based upon numerous videos obtained in the investigation, many vehicles were traveling on Route 46 at the time of the shootings.

Police said the van had numerous bullet holes in it. As officers arrived at the scene, they saw Hamad near the front entrance of his home with a firearm in his hand. He walked into the home, and later came out unarmed with his hands up. Police later found the 9mm handgun, the affidavit states.

The affidavit states that as a police officer was escorting Hamad to a cruiser, they walked past victim Bryce Hendrickson and Hamad shouted at him “that’s what you get, you little (expletive)! How do you like that!”

What we have here is an altercation that should have never occurred in the first place. While Hamad is claiming self defense, that’s a stretch considering that he went back into his home to retrieve his pistol, and the fact that the van was about to leave when he came back outside with the pistol.

Let’s take the fact that Hamad wanted to fight out of the equation. If the five people showed up at his home and he came outside to go fist-to-fist, fine. Then, if he went back into his home and called police, that’d be great. THEN, if one or more of the five individuals tried to enter the home forcefully and Hamad displayed his firearm at that time, that’d be great as well. But instead, we have an angry Hamad who does the unthinkable and goes outside to shoot at people who are not a current threat to his life. It was pure anger and emotion that seems to have created this situation, and it’s a damn shame.

One of Hamad’s attorneys, Geoffrey Oglesby, claims that ethnicity is a factor in the charges filed against his client.

“It appears to be a situation of a person standing their ground, and the question is, can minorities stand their ground like other people? And it seems like when minorities stand their ground, they get charged,” he said. “And it appears to be, I hate to say it, based on his ethnicity in this particular case, and it’s truly unfortunate. But, we feel that he’ll be exonerated.”

Standing your ground inside your home is one thing, but going to get your firearm and then shooting at people inside a vehicle that looks to be leaving is a whole other story.

Nice try, defense attorney, but this is one man that should be held accountable for his hugely poor judgement.

Sit tight, because Hamad’s trial has been pushed back until September 18th.

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postheadericon [VIDEO] Shooting Myths – How People Get Themselves Into Trouble With Guns

Despite the gun community having a lot of resources for education and training, we keep running into people doing dumb things with guns. TomoNews made a very interesting YouTube video going over a number of different scenarios that involved negligent deaths. You may be tempted to dismiss this as “silly” until you realize that some of those deaths take place at the hands of trained law enforcement and former military.

The complacency of prior experience is a dangerous trap. We’ll try to highlight some of the major mistakes so we can keep them fresh in our minds.

Toddler Accidentally Shooting Mother/Relative

This one is the most painful to hear about. Not only is a small child not responsible for his or her actions when in custody of a loaded firearm, the parent or guardian is jeopardizing the child’s life as well as his own.

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In the video, there are two notable cases. The first involves a toddler accidentally shooting his mother in a Walmart after gaining custody of the handgun in her purse. The second is a toddler that got a loaded revolver out of the passenger seat’s rear pocket and shot his grandmother through the back.

Point: keep guns well out of reach of curious, young hands.

If they’re not old enough to learn and practice firearm safety, they’re not old enough to have even the potential of having access to that firearm.

Young Man Negligently Shoots Friend

In this case, we’re dealing with a young man who was trying to show off for a 16-year-old by posing with his guns. When she refused to take his handgun, he unloaded the magazine and pointed it at her to show her “it was safe”. He pulled the trigger, too ignorant to realize unloading the magazine does not make a handgun unloaded. Clearing the chamber does. He discharged a round into her chest and she died.

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Point: always treat every firearm as if it is loaded. It is only unloaded after you have ejected the magazine AND inspected the chamber.

Off-Duty Police Officer Shoots Himself

An off-duty police officer, returning home with his wife after a night out, accidentally shot himself in the stomach when he negligently fired his handgun trying to put it back in the holster. It’s not the holster’s fault. It’s trigger discipline. And this police officer didn’t have it but thought he did. How many experienced gun owners will do the same?

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Point: keep your finger off the trigger. Drawing and reholstering is not a complicated task. When you can’t keep your finger away from the trigger, it’s life threatening. If nothing pushes the trigger, there’s no way for a bullet to magic it’s way out of the barrel.

There’s plenty more hair-brained gun accidents that resulted in loss of life or injury in this video. To condense it down, there’s three basic varieties for law-abiding gun owners:

  • Experienced gun owner becomes complacent and breaks a basic safety rule.
  • Inexperienced gun owner doesn’t understand his gun and negligently discharges it.
  • A gun owner allows his or her children access to firearms without knowing and dies.

What do all three have in common? Complacency.

Complacency kills. Being complacent in how we treat firearms and the respect we have for them as tools opens us up to tragedy. Don’t let this happen to you — always fight complacency in your daily carry routine.

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postheadericon Bobcat Attacks Multiple People In Albany, Shot And Killed By Homeowner

NEW SCOTLAND, NEW YORK — A couple visiting the beautiful countryside outside Albany got a bigger taste of the wild than they would have liked. A bobcat viciously attacked a woman before her husband and the homeowner could come to her rescue. The husband was attacked as well before the men pinned down the wild animal and put it down with a close range shot.

“The wife was sitting outside on a few rocks playing with the family dog when she heard a hissing noise and turned around and there was a bobcat,” Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple said to WRGB-TV.

State wildlife management showed up on the scene to take the dead cat to the lab for testing. There is some possibility it may have been sick because, as conservationists noted, attacks from bobcats are very rare.

As one wildlife pathologist said to WNYT, these sorts of attacks may be linked with rabies.

via WNYT

“I can recall several cases where people were working in their garages and they ran into rabid bobcats and they were attacked,” said retired wildlife pathologist Dr. Ward Stone.

Even out in relatively secluded areas, there is always a threat potentially lurking. Keeping your gun handy is just one way to stay safe this summer. Before the results come back as to whether or not this bobcat did indeed have rabies, let’s ensure that we’re always armed, always ready to handle whatever threat gets thrown at us — from Mother Nature and otherwise.

“A lot of farms abandoned,” Stone said. “A lot of woodlands have come back, there have been more habitat and more places for bobcats. And I think the population is higher now than it has been in the last hundred years or so,” he said.

Old time conservationists used to have bounties for hunting various predators in the woods to keep their populations in check. Through a mixture of trapping, hunting and other, predatory animals were kept in check to make sure they couldn’t be a nuissance to farmers and those living out in the country. With the removal of such programs, predators have no natural obstacle stopping their rapid expanse.

In many cases, wolves, coyotes, bobcats and even bears can get to unsustainable population levels. This means their interaction with mankind is made all the more likely. Add rabies to the mix, and it means that personal protection just took on a new flavor of importance.

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postheadericon [NSFW] Security Guard Shoots Suicide Bomber Before He Can Detonate Vest With People Nearby

ISTANBUL, TURKEY — A coordinated attack involving a number of suicide bombers took place at the Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul, Turkey. Thirty one people are confirmed dead and as many as sixty injured. In one harrowing video, a security guard is able to shoot one of the suicide bombers before he was able to detonate.

Another police officer allegedly dove onto another suicide bomber but was consumed in the blast.

The attack kicked off in the entranceway of the airport — well before the security screening area. It’s a harrowing reminder that Islamic State militants are able to perpetrate extreme attacks far from their base of operations in Syria and Iraq.

News agencies like NBC and Sky News can give you greater insight onto the event, but we wanted to discuss the security guard who was able to save countless lives by neutralizing the attacker with his gun.

The suicide bomber was still able to detonate but the quick reflexes of this security officer was able to neutralize him long enough to evacuate people from the area.

News reports disagree about precisely how many explosions took place, how many suicide bombers participated, and a number of other elements. It’s giving us a real understanding that these types of attacks — whether in a nightclub or an airport — do not reveal themselves easily.

Just because one suicide bomber was neutralized, there may be more. Just because one shooter is taken down doesn’t mean there aren’t more behind him or lying in wait.

If the events in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and countless of other places reveal anything is that the enemy will be unpredictable.

This directly applies to concealed carry practices here in the United States.

If you are so fortunate as to neutralize an attacker before he can do you harm, never assume he is acting alone.

A trend I remember from my days in Iraq was the use of follow-up attacks after a main attack. In any coordinated attack, you have the main elements that kick it off and then you sometimes have groups of men who show up to fight once the fight is believed to be over. Often times they can target emergency services, police officers, and even innocent civilians.

Any target that is a “target of opportunity” is a valid target. And we unfortunately live in a world where we are beginning to see that we can be targets of opportunity.

Our jobs, collectively, is to make those targets hardened.

There are good people out there in this world that will rise to the occasion when bad guys attack. And I guarantee there will be concealed carriers amongst them willing to answer that call.

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