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Attempted Mass Shooting Stopped by Armed Good Guy at Houston Airport?

The Journolists have been waiting for the next opportunity to spin their propaganda machine back up to continue their effort to destroy The Second Amendment… Except it looks like having an armed good guy around made a difference this time around…note how the Jornos managed to sneak 'automatically' into this part (just to add confusion for the uneducated)

“As soon as he walked in, he just automatically started shooting quickly,” said the employee named Kendra Carrizales. “And we hear two shots and we just automatically started running. We ran all the way to the back.” 

A Homeland Security special agent heard the gunfire and confronted the suspect. He fired at the suspect at the same time the man shot himself in the head, according to HPD.

“We just saw the dude walking in, and he was already suicidal because he put the gun to his head,” Carrizales said.

The suspect was taken away in an ambulance, but he didn't survive.

No one else was injured.


Shelter in Place? What happened to the Fight post-9/11 mindset

What happened to America over the past 12 years? At this time of year in 2001 citizens had a new set of marching orders to protect themselves after the September 11 terrorist attacks on American civilians. The advice was logical – especially to anyone with a CCW permit:
  1. Don't comply with bad guys because it may not end well for you. Be prepared to fight because it could make a significant difference if you resist.
  2. Practice situational awareness- dont relax to condition white in public. Be vigilant- dont ignore cues that someone is a threat or may be searching for victims.

Taking personal responsibility for the safety of my loved ones and myself was one of the most simple decisions of my entire life. The second I learned to look at the world this way I knew there was no choice but to ensure their safety to the very best of my abilities. What's the alternative?

Unfortunately the preference these days seems to be to encourage people to cower in their homes if there is a threat at large. Which of these options sounds better:

  • Hide in your home (ideally disarmed) and wait it out while you hope that the bad guy doesn't choose your home to seek cover, transportation, or victims.
  • OR

  • Make sure you have a firearm within reach and stay alert. If you're at home keep vigilant and prepared to defend your loved ones.

I'm not saying that we need to form posses and comb our neighborhoods, but when the Police tell us that they are unlikely to be able to stop a violent crime from being committed against you whats the better option?

How did that last Boston Bomber get caught? By NOT sheltering in place– someone discovered him in their backyard!


Ignorance is a Powerful Force

There are thousands (millions? oh I hope not) of uninformed voters in America who believe what they read and hear about firearms because they don't know any facts about firearms. Even worse is that many Americans believe what they see in movies and tv – try counting the shots you hear in a show or movie and see how that aligns with reality. It won't take long before you can understand why the uninformed fear “hi-capacity” mags– on tv they last forever without a reload!


Shame on YOU Mr. President

The POTUS is getting cagey as public support wanes for his Gun Control Civilian Disarmament agenda. Remarkably he addressed the nation today and asked America to focus on its feelings. At kR-15.com we serve up FACTS Not Feelings on the regular. For this reason I am compelled to respond to you, Mr. President, with some facts lined up against your feelings. Thanks to the Constitution of the United States of America and the fact that it does not provide but rather Protects certain rights I can respond with any words I choose…and I choose facts.

Shame on us if we’ve forgotten. I haven’t forgotten those kids. Shame on us if we’ve forgotten. If there is one thing I’ve said consistently since I first ran for this office, nothing is more powerful than millions of voices calling for change.

FACT: I haven't forgotten the kids either – the 1500 children who are murdered each year in the United States by water. Tell me again why we can't all focus on better background checks for pool owners- there are a lot of negligent people out there who could let these backyard murderers – (responsible for the murder of 829,000 children worldwide EVERY YEAR) strike at any time.

And that’s why it’s so important that all these moms and dads are here today, but that’s also why it’s important that we’ve got grassroots groups out there that got started and are out there mobilizing and organizing and keeping up the fight.

FACT: public support for Gun Control Civilian Disaramament is on a downswing?

That’s what it’s going to take to make this country safer.

FACT: According to Brady Campaign Research, States that have stricter gun control Civilian Disaramament laws actually average 60% more gun murders per capita than states with less restrictive gun laws. Does that sound like a way to reduce gun violence, much less make things safer?

It’s going to take moms and dads and hunters and sportsmen and clergy and local officials, like the mayors who are here today, standing up and saying, this time really is different, that we’re not just going to sit back and wait until the next Newtown or the next Blacksburg or the next innocent, beautiful child is gunned down in a playground in Chicago or Philadelphia or Los Angeles before we summon the will to act. Right now members of Congress are back home in their districts and many of them are holding events where they can hear from their constituents, so I want everybody who is listening to make yourself heard right now.

FACT: The biggest impact you can make to defend our Second Amendment Rights (other than showing up at an event to talk to your CongressCritter) is leaving a personal phone message for your Senator by calling the US Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121 or checking the list of Senators who pay for 1800 lines to their offices. Congress resumes on Monday, April 8, 2013. Guidelines for calling a Senator's office are here.

If you think that checking someone’s criminal record before he can check out a gun show is common sense, you’ve going to make yourself heard. If you are a responsible, law-abiding gun owner who wants to keep irresponsible, law-breaking individuals from abusing the right to bear arms by inflicting harm on a massive scale, speak up. We need your voices in this debate.

FACT: Expanded Background Checks don't have a significant impact on crime. Fewer than 2% of criminals get guns from a flea market or gun show. Expanded Background Checks will not have any impact mass shootings according to the Chronicle of Higher Education.

If you’re a mom like Katarina who wants to make this country safer, a stronger place for our children to learn and grow up, get together with other moms like the ones here today and raise your voices and make yourselves unmistakably heard. We need everybody to remember how we felt 100 days ago and make sure that what we said at that time wasn’t just a bunch of platitudes, that we meant it.

FACT: Making this country a safer, stronger place for our children is a good goal. How about we focus lawmakers on keeping the people in prison who are already there for committing a violent crime?

FACT: Half of all murders are committed by people on “conditional release” (i.e., parole or probation). (Probation and Parole Violators in State Prison, 1991: Survey of State Prison Inmates, Robyn Cohen, U.S. Dept. of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics, 1995)

FACT: 81% of all homicide defendants had an arrest record; 67% had a felony arrest record; 70% had a conviction record; and 54% had a felony conviction. (Felony Defendants in Large Urban Counties, 1998, Brian Reaves, U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics, November 2001)

And the desire to make a difference is what brought Corey Thornblad here today. Corey grew up in Oklahoma, where her dad sold firearms at gun shows. And today she’s a mom and a teacher. And Corey said after Newtown she cried for days for the students who could have been her students, for the parents she could have known, for the teachers like her who go to work every single day and love their kids and want them to succeed. And Corey says, “My heart was broken and I decided now was the time to act, to march, the time to petition, the time to make phone calls because tears were no longer enough.” And that’s my attitude. Tears aren’t enough. Expressions of sympathy aren’t enough. Speeches aren’t enough. We’ve cried enough. We’ve known enough heartbreak. What we’re proposing is not radical, it’s not taking away anybody’s gun rights. It’s something that, if we are serious, we will do it. Now is the time to turn that heartbreak into something real.

FACT: Senator Feinstein says pretty clearly that she wants to take away everybody's gun rights. Also consider New York and California.

It won’t solve every problem. There will still be gun deaths. There will still be tragedies. There will still be violence. There will still be evil.

FACT: Those are all facts Mr. President! Nice work.

But we can make a difference if, not just the activists here on this stage, but the general public, including responsible gun owners say, you know what, we can do better than this. We can do better to make sure that fewer parents have to endure the pain of losing a child to an act of violence. That’s what this is about. And enough people like Katarina and Cory (ph) and the rest of the parents who are here today get involved, and if enough members of Congress take a stand for cooperation and common sense, and lead and don’t get squishy, because time has passed and maybe it’s not on the news every single day.

FACT: I repeat: Expanded Background Checks will not have any impact mass shootings according to the Chronicle of Higher Education.

If that’s who we are, if that’s our character, that we’re willing to follow through on commitments that we say are important, commitments to each other and to our kids, then I’m confident we can make this country a safer place for all of them.

FACT: Willing to follow through on commitments is a key element of integrity- for example promising GMO labeling on our foods immediately upon being elected in 2007 so Americans know which ones are genetically modified……

And then sign a bill into law 6 years later that protects Monsanto from the Federal Government


How Serious Are We About Protecting Kids and Ourselves?

Facts. NOT Feelings. Courtesy of Mr. Colion Noir. 

MCN makes a fast reference to KONY 2012 in this Segment. if you don’t know what that is learn about it here- it underscores the big picture : why did all these slacktivists jump on the KONY bandwagon? It made them FEEL like they made a difference. Meanwhile in our own neighborhoods violent home invasions continue to become more commonplace…and those are already illegal!!!

The Big 4 (now 3) Are Headed for a Senate Vote


Read ’em and weep compadres. It looks like we have a grand total of 4 Gun Control Bills that passed out of the Judiciary Committee. We have to make noise once again to make sure our elected officials hear our voices. Sign up now for my Call to Action list and I will send you a one-click method of contacting your Senators to ask them to demand that they oppose these bills.

I will even offer Facts, not Feelings to explain why none of these bills should be supported if you want to use them when making your voice heard in DC (S.146 MIGHT be ok but it’s not safe to judge legislation by the names of Bills).

Just because the news isn’t talking about this doesn’t mean that the Antis have given up- they are planning to advance their agenda of civilian disarmament.

Here is the list to get things started. I will do my research…watch this space for updates.

Facts About Gun Owners


Good interview in The Atlantic today– (I know, I know: The Atlantic is a tiny bit anti-gun according to everything I have read until this one- look at the banner image above to remind you where you are and trust me) covering Dan Baum’s new book, Gun Guys: A Roadtrip. Like too many other Americans to count Dan is a firearms enthusiast who is not the stereotype the Antis would have you think all those ‘dangerous and reckless gun owners’ are. The interviewer asks some predictably ignorant questions but the responses are great and its a breath of fresh air to see some press like this. Here is a sample of the fare for your consideration:

(Interviewer) We do have one of the highest homicide rates of all developed countries.

(Dan Baum)That’s not really true. Our homicide rate is a quarter of Russia’s. We’re high compared to Western Europe. We’re high compared to Japan. But as I’m always trying to tell people — we’re not all Japanese in this country. We’re not all British. We’re an incredibly complicated, polyglot country with an incredible amount of personal freedom. It’s a miracle we get along as well as we do. There were 11,000 gun murders last year. In a country of 330 million people, as complicated as we are and as free as we are, that may not be an alarming number.

 That 11,000 gun murders  figure represents .003% of the US Population to help put it in perspective. To add further perspective the lowest number of US traffic deaths in the past 60 years was 32,367 — .009% of the US population — and occurred in 2011. Automobiles kill at least 3 times more Americans than guns every single year. 

Since Dan got the ball rolling here are a couple more Facts, Not Feelings about Firearms:

So if we could convince our elected officials to spend their time making some laws that keep criminals in jail it would have a substantial impact on all violent crime, including gun murders? I better stop writing before I eschew more Factual common-sense legislative ideas…. 

Keep talking to people- especially the uninformed. Remind people that gun owners don’t fit the stereotypes that the media would have them believe. And make your voice heard in your state capitol…April will be the time to contact our Senators in D.C. Watch the Call to Action section here for one-click access to write Congress and phone numbers to call if you don’t have time for an email. Stay sharp & keep your front sight up amigos.



Why Universal Background Checks Don’t Work


Congress is seriously considering Universal Background Checks Gun Registration as a “common-sense” gun control measure. I contend that there is nothing “common-sense” about this legislative proposal. Here are 8 documented Facts- Not Feelings that explain why.

Myth: Universal Background Checks Gun Registration will help police find suspects

FACT: Registration is required in Hawaii, Chicago, and Washington D.C. Yet there has not been a single case where registration was instrumental in identifying someone who committed a crime.(Gun Licensing Leads to Increased Crime, Lost Lives, John Lott, L.A. Times, Aug 23, 2000) Criminals very rarely leave their guns at the scene of the crime. Would-be criminals also virtually never get licenses or register their weapons.
FACT: There are more guns in the U.S. than cars (228,000,000 guns and 207,754,000 automobiles). Yet you are 31 times more likely to be accidentally killed by a car than a gun according to the National Safety Council (Automobiles estimates: Federal Highway Administration, October 1998. Firearm estimates: FBI Uniform Crime Statistics, 1996) … despite cars having been registered and licensed for almost 100 years.

Myth: Universal Background Checks Gun Registration will make it more difficult for criminals to get guns

FACT: Criminals do not typically use legally purchased guns. The FBI reports: According to the 1997 Survey of State Prison Inmates, among those possessing a gun, the source of the gun was from –

  • a flea market or gun show for fewer than 2%
  • a retail store or pawnshop for about 12%
  • family, friends, a street buy, or an illegal source for 80%

Myth: Universal Background Checks Gun Registration would have prevented mass shootings over the past year.

FACT: Most mass murderers do not have criminal records or a history of psychiatric hospitalization. They would not be disqualified from purchasing their weapons legally. Certainly, people cannot be denied their Second Amendment rights just because they look strange or act in an odd manner. Besides, mass killers could always find an alternative way of securing the needed weaponry, even if they had to steal from family members or friends. ( The Chronicle of Higher Education , December 2012 )

Myth: Universal Background Checks Gun Registration will keep dangerous weapons out of the hands of these madmen.

FACT: The DOJ memo competed in January 2013 (but not officially acknowledged by the Obama Administration) “Summary of Select Firearm Violence Prevention Strategies “….

“Fatalities from mass shootings (those with 4 or more victims in a particular place and time) account on average for 35 fatalities per year. Policies that address the larger firearm homicide issue will have a far greater impact even if they do not address the particular issues of mass shootings issue will have a far greater impact even if they do not address the particular issues of mass shootings.”

FACT: The January 2013 USDOJ Report says that when it comes to UniversalBackground Checks Gun Registration that “Effectiveness depends on requiring gun registration
Myth: Universal Background Checks Gun Registration will somehow reduce gun crime.
FACT: Gun registry data has actually made it easier for criminals to commit gun crimes. Criminals are increasingly using poorly handled gun registry data to find places to illegally obtain guns.

FACT: Registration lists turned into confiscation lists in New York City and California.