CCW success story: Bank Robber shot by civilian with CCW

Just another example of a good guy with a gun:

Local 4 has learned the robber walked into the bank and announced a hold-up. He received money from a teller and then pointed the gun at the customer, who shot him. [The CCW holder] shot him in both arms and the leg.

If you are going to carry, carry everywhere.  The gun does you no good if you leave it at home.


California: Machinegun used to shoot up neighborhood in Rancho Cordova

Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies shot one person and detained two others after a machine gun-wielding man terrorized a Rancho Cordova neighborhood Thursday afternoon.

Now, this could be another typical example of the news media calling a standard AK type rifle a machinegun, but let’s take it at face value:

Laws broken:

  • Federal National Firearms Act of 1934 – requires all machineguns be registered, with the owner background checked and fingerprinted.
  • California further requires a permit for owning a machinegun – these are rarely issued.
  • California has banned most “assault weapon” style rifles on top of this.

Odds that this weapon was legally owned? Slim to None.

From TheFederalist: “14 Things Everyone Should Understand About Guns”

The Federalist posted a great article highlighting just how little “journalists” know about firearms despite pontificating on how laws must be changed:

Guns can be dangerous in the wrong hands. But so are articles about guns written by people who don’t understand anything about them.

There’s sadly no excuse to be ignorant about firearms. They’ve been around for hundreds of years. They’re owned and operated safely by tens of millions of Americans each year. Our Constitution guarantees our individual right to possess guns so that we might be able to defend ourselves from those who would violently take away our freedom. Many gun controllers, however — some of whom have bylines for major media organizations — don’t actually know the first thing about firearms.