Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Thug Burglarizes Church, Pastor Pulls Blaster

Benny Holmes, the pastor of New Beginnings Church in Baytown, Texas, was apparently napping in his office when he awakened by a disturbance. It turned out to be the sound of Lee Marvin Blue breaking in, apparently because he thought the church would be an easy mark to burglarize. But Blue (if that is his real name,) hadn’t counted on the pastor being armed . . . According to the story by USA Today, after waking up, Pastor Holmes grabbed his 9mm pistol and contronted the thug, who was “carrying a large box filled with electronics taken from the church.” The Pastor told…
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Sara Tipton: How I Became A Gun Lover

When I was learning to drive, I wasn’t allowed to get my driver’s license until I could drive a manual transmission, change a flat tire and check my own oil. When I was learning to shoot, my Dad insisted I knew how to operate the Chipmunk .22 before I was allowed to fire it. As a rough Navy vet, he told us that we have the responsibilities of a gun owner if we shoot the gun –  meaning we are responsible for the bullet that leaves the barrel and we must care for the gun. I still remember . . . being…
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One Shot Almost Enough to Save Woman Whose Gun Jammed

Tracy Williams does not appear to have had much experience with firearms. It was a desperate situation that drove her to buy a gun and take a CCW class: she’d broken up with a boyfriend with a long criminal record. He’d kidnapped her. She’d escaped and filed charges. He was out on $75,000 bail when he attacked her three weeks later. During that period she had obtained the firearm and a concealed carry permit. North Carolina requires an eight hour course, including live fire, and an $80 non-refundable fee to obtain a permit. Here’s what happened next, via abc7chicago.com . . . Green said Williams shot…
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Jericho Now Shipping in US

IWI US announced that the steel frame Jericho 941 pistols announced in December are now shipping to US distributors. The new handguns are available in 9mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP. The 9mm and .40 S&W pistols will be available in both a full size and compact version. The .45 caliber handgun will be only available […] Read More … The post Jericho Now Shipping in US appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

New From EAA: ABDO Concealed Carry Case

By Christina Vandivier via wideopenspaces.com Only a few short weeks ago, we heard about a new phone case that was being mistaken for a gun in the state of New Jersey. However, it looks like EAA has a new product that is the exact opposite. Concealed carry permit holders are always looking for new ways to conceal their guns. However, it is not always the easiest task. Spending money on different styles and selections of holsters in hopes of trying to find one that is both comfortable and well-concealed is all part of the game. But what if it could be hidden in plain sight? ….
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POTD: Springfield M1A, 50 Round Drum!

What is better than a M1A with a 20 round magazine? A M1A with a 50 round drum, of course. Paul writes … This is my beloved Springfield M1A. It wears a Vortex viper PST 1-4x which sits on a vltor casv rail all tied into a Boyd’s walnut stock. James from X products was at […] Read More … The post POTD: Springfield M1A, 50 Round Drum! appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

Cameron Smith Proposes Common Sense Gun Control

“We’ve lost gun control in this country” writes Cameron Smith – a columnist for the Alabama-focused al.com. But this is no typical screed about civilian disarmament funded by the likes of plutocrat Mike Bloomberg. No, Mr. Smith has an idea that might just promote the sort of gun control that we ought to have . . . Increasingly our world is filled with people willing to commit horrible acts of violence against others…. We sometimes blame it on the consequence-free world of video games and movies where violence is glorified. Maybe it’s the extreme isolation of a modern world where…
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