I Love Florida Sheriffs

While a couple of them are crazy, most are 100% behind armed, law-abiding citizens.Fla. Sheriff: ‘If You Need to Shoot Somebody, Shoot Them a Lot’

Given radical Islamic terrorist attacks and people’s concern about safety, Florida’s Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd advised that people who are not afraid of a gun should get one, “and if you need to shoot somebody, shoot them a lot.”

Also, get a concealed carry permit.

Polk County is located between Tampa and Orlando. It isn’t exactly rural, and it isn’t exactly urban.

Iowa Gets “Stand Your Ground” and More

More 2nd Amendment rights are recognized in Iowa. Branstad hails Iowa’s new ‘significant…pro-Second Amendment’ law (AUDIO)

The new law’s “stand your ground” provisions will shield Iowans from lawsuits or criminal charges if they shoot to defend life or property, not just in their own homes, but anywhere they are legally permitted to be. That part of the bill takes effect July 1.

People from any state with a permit to carry a concealed weapon will be able to take it into the state capitol after July 1st, too.

There are more provisions.

Congratulations to the folks in Iowa and the legislature who worked to make these changes.

Concealed Carry Stops a Crime

A bad guy with a gun is stopped by a good guy with a gun. You could also file this under “Smoked Goblin, aisle 5.” Authorities: Customer shoots would-be robber at gas station | News | kpvi.com

According to authorities, the man entered the Marathon gas station, pointed a gun at the clerk and demanded money. That’s when the customer shot him in the right thigh.

He was met leaving the store by a Sheriff’s Deputy (responding to a 911 call) and was taken to a local hospital.

Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.

More African Americans Gun Owners – This is a Good Thing

A reasoned article that isn’t all doom about the increase in gun sales to minorities? More African Americans look to purchase guns

Oliver saw a slight bounce in sales after the November election. He also saw his minority clientele increase as several of those customers signed up for his concealed weapons permit classes

People are buying guns (which is good) and getting training (which is even better).

New link has been added to the 2nd Amendment Organization list on the sidebar. The National African America Gun Association. Do I wish they would join the NRA? Sure. But I recognize their right to free association.

Clerk Kills Would-Be Robber

Self-defense is a human-right. Florida Clerk, with Concealed Carry Permit, Kills Would-Be Robber

Clay County deputies said the clerk, at Prime Stop Food Store in Orange Park, became suspicious after a man wearing sunglasses walked into the store around midnight.

Deputies said that William Smith, 29, pulled out a gun and tried to rob the store.

The clerk, being a concealed-weapon permit-holder, fired, killing the would-be robber.

The reaction of the family of the guy who got shot is refreshingly honest.

His family said he was addicted to drugs.

“In all honesty, if he didn’t die this way, he would have ended up dying,” his sister, Lisa Marie, said. “He would have ended up killing himself on drugs.”

This is clearly a tragedy for the family, but they are not trying to shift blame. That takes its own brand of courage in this age of shirking responsibility.

How Should a 91-year-old React to a Robber?

If he’s a concealed carry permit holder, he can defend himself. Police: Man, 91, shoots suspected robber in Eastpointe

“The suspect approached and began to act erratic. (The victim) told him he had a gun, he warned him three or four times and even had the gun pointed at him,” Campbell said. “But the suspect kept coming and pointed an unknown object at the victim.”

The cops found the guy – still acting erratic – with a gunshot wound to the neck.

Currently the police are treating it like a self-defense shooting.

Self-defense is a human-right. Good Guys 1, Bad-Guys 0. (Hat tip to Dana Loesch)

Self-defense is Legal in Cincinnati

Apparently there was some doubt. Prosecutor: Clerk’s shooting of robbery suspect justified | Local News – WLWT Home

Kirby was wearing blue latex gloves, a hoodie and face covering that partially concealed his face. He produced a gun, later identified as a loaded semi-automatic .380 handgun.

Kirby pointed the gun at the clerk and demanded the money from the register, Deters said. Kirby then forced the clerk to the back to try and open a safe. At some point, Kirby turned his head, and the clerk pulled out his own concealed weapon and fired four times, Deters said. All four shots struck Kirby.

There are still images at the link above. You see the would-be bad-guy point a gun at the clerk. You see him on the ground after he was shot.

The clerk was calling 911 – for an ambulance as much as anything – when Kirby decided to run. He didn’t get far. Police found him nearby; he died at a local hospital.

Self-defense is a human-right.