Good Guy With A Gun Wins Again: Chicago Gun Violence

We’ve all heard of the spike in gun violence in Chicago. Over the holiday weekend, 14 died and 82 were shot and injured. Anti-gun loons jump at the number of shootings and scream that this has to do with the lax gun laws. 

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But what is missing here? Oh, right. The LEGALLY armed citizen who stopped a violent attack. Do you see that in the news? Do you see that on CNN, Huffington Post, or any other major news source for that matter? Of course not, because that doesn’t support the anti-gun agenda.

Basically, some thug got mad that someone moved his drink from the top of their car and he started threatening them.

One of the victims had noticed a cup of liquor on top of her vehicle and asked attendees of a party next door who it belonged to, Hain said.

 

When she removed it, Denzel A. Mickiel approached her, shouting obscenities and threatening her and her friends, according to Hain and court records.

 

Mickiel, 22, went into the residence, returned with a gun and began firing at the group, she said.

The ‘victim’ was also an active member of the military. He retrieved his gun and took cover, firing at Mickiel and hitting him twice.

Mickiel was taken to the hospital in critical condition and remains there. If he survives, he’ll be facing attempted murder charges and has been ordered held on $950,000 bail.

Bravo. I honestly LOVE hearing stuff like this. Get these street thugs quivering in their boots. They don’t expect you to fight back, so you have an advantage when you do. Why? Because they don’t want to get shot! The more this happens, the less violence will we see on the streets.  

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Homeowner Uses Gun in Self-Defense After Wife and Kid Shot By Armed Robber

Founder of Mom’s Demand Action for Gun Sense in America Shannon Watts claimed that a good guy with a gun never stops the bad guy. Well, funny thing is, Shannon is dead wrong. Will the good guy ALWAYS stop the bad guy? No, this is real life and not a movie. Bad things happen to good people, BUT that does not mean that they never win. 

This past Monday night in Valdosta, GA, police responded to a home robbery on Emory Drive after a woman and her child were shot. Upon hearing all of the commotion, her husband grabbed his gun and fired at 2 (not 1, but 2) armed black men. 

Police have evidence to support that the 2 men shot were not only involved in the robbery on Monday, but 2 other robberies in the area as well. 

The son has been released from the hospital. The wife has not yet been released but shows signs of a full recovery. 

Read the full story here. Also, if you want to check out more shootings in which the good guy with a gun won, check our Breitbart.

Watts made this comment in response to a question from CNN host Victor Blackwell.

Blackwell said:

 

I want to challenge you on something Shannon. Wayne LaPierre, executive director of the NRA, after Sandy Hook, said the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. And I think, essentially [what guns rights proponents are saying] is [they] want their wives to be able to carry–to be the good person with the gun. Is there an example in school shootings or a mall shooting or these public facilities, where that has been wrong? Where a bad guy with a gun has been stopped in any other way or by a person other than a law enforcement officer with a gun or by killing himself?

 

Watts responded: “This has never happened. Data shows it doesn’t happen.”

Data shows it doesn’t happen? Hmm, that’s interesting because I have found TONS of data showing it does. Do you mind sharing your ‘data’? Sorry Shannon, but it looks like your lack of fact-checking has got you looking like an idiot yet again. 

Have There REALLY Been 74 Mass School Shootings Since Newtown?

If you have been doing as little as surfing the web these past few days, I am sure you’ve stumbled across liberal media claiming that there have been 74 school shootings since Newtown. I found this a little hard to believe so I started doing some searching of my own to check the facts (which apparently people don’t do anymore).

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My first find was a journalist by the name of Charles Johnson, who has been looking at the underlying data to support Mom’s Demand Action’s claims.

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Second find: Even CNN determined that the number is more like 15. Which I don’t know if Mom’s Demand Action can count but that is WAY off from 75. CNN! A well-known liberal news source!

So much for 74 shootings. Does Mayor Bloomberg care about his credibility at all? Why is no one fighting these false claims made by founder of Mom’s Demand Action, Shannon Watts, and Erika Soto Lamb from Everytown? Why are we allowing people to continually supply the media with deceitful and false information? Worst thing is, people are buying into it!

Now I wouldn’t go as far as to say these incidents are/were fake because they happened. However, comparing a suicide, an accidental firing, or a non-fatal shot to the Newtown shooting is not the same BUT they want you to THINK it is.

I reblogged this article because it goes deeper into each shooting that these gun control groups keep using to manipulate public opinion.

The death toll for all of these shootings combined compares to the average weekend in Chicago at 31 fatalities. Of those thirty one lost lives ten were non-students who were found/killed on school property after hours , eight were suicides , three were the perpetrators themselves and one was a criminal killed in self-defense which leaves nine students and/or teachers killed . 

It goes without saying that any loss of life is a tragedy but at the same time it is just as unseemly to dishonestly climb atop the graves of these unfortunate lost souls and attempt to gain cheap political points in order to further one’s personal agenda and that is what is taking place here .

    Bloomberg and his allies , like the progressives in general , are attempting to tug at the heartstrings and push their legislative goals wrapped as a moral imperative that is not to be questioned under pain of being called uncaring . It’s just another card out of the “racist” deck cavalry . Whenever they are losing an argument on the merits they jump up , knock the cards from the table and cry “have you no decency” ?

Just an aside before we leave you . The number of children that die at the hands of their parents every year in America dwarves the numbers above . Yes , you read correctly . It is estimated that somewhere in the neighborhood of 400 children under the age of five are killed each year by their parents. Think about that before deciding that school shootings are some sort of epidemic 

What do you think? Should all 74 incidents be consider “mass school shootings”?

Moms Demand Action Is At It Again with Not One More

STAND WITH RICHARD: After his only child was murdered in the Santa Barbara shootings last week, Richard Martinez’s voice roared across America: “Not. One. More.” Join Julianne Moore and the more than 400,000 Americans who – in just two days – have sent nearly two million postcards to Congress. Show that you stand with Richard, and that you will hold legislators accountable for protecting our children, families and communities from gun violence.

CLICK HERE to send a postcard to your members of Congress and governor telling them that not one more American should die because of our broken gun laws: http://every.tw/1irSuER. And SEND your #NotOneMorephotos to photos@momsdemandaction.org

 

It just never ends. Why is it that people refuse to look at the fact the more guns means less crime? They are basically using the argument that the number of mass shootings is steadily increasing and they won’t tolerate it any more. Which, I hate to break it to you Mom’s Demand, but the FBI crime report shows them as flat from 1980 to today. That means mass shootings are not increasing nor decreasing. However, violent crime IS decreasing drastically. I think that has something to do with the fact that 42% of American households have a gun in the home.

Where is Moms Demand when someone uses a gun in self-defense and ultimately saves their own lives? How about WE NEED MORE. We need more people behind legal gun ownership. Law abiding citizens are not the reason this poor man’s son was killed. You want to get rid of guns in the hands of criminals? Go for it! I agree. Not one more criminal should have a gun, but you’re attacking the wrong people. Sending hundreds of thousands of cards to congress isn’t going to take weapons out of the hands of violent people, it will take weapons out of the hands of those hoping to use them AGAINST a criminal in a violent or threatening attack.

Chipotle Backs Down After Mom’s Demand Twitter Attack

Well, that sure took long.

After a long day of countless #BurritosNotBullets Twitter posts, Chipotle has come out to say that they will now ask customers not to bring their firearms into their restaurants. Read their full statement here.

Recently participants from an “open carry” demonstration in Texas brought guns (including military-style assault rifles) into one of our restaurants, causing many of our customers anxiety and discomfort. Because of this, we are respectfully asking that customers not bring guns into our restaurants, unless they are authorized law enforcement personnel.

Historically, we felt it enough to simply comply with local laws regarding the open or concealed carrying of firearms, because we believe that it is not fair to put our team members in the uncomfortable position of asking that customers refrain from bringing guns into our restaurants. However, because the display of firearms in our restaurants has now created an environment that is potentially intimidating or uncomfortable for many of our customers, we think it is time to make this request.

In a statement earlier today, the company said that “the display of firearms in our restaurants has now created an environment that is potentially intimidating or uncomfortable for many of our customers”. Originally, Chipotle did not ask the gun rights advocates to leave after bringing their “assault rifles” into the restaurant because they were following local laws regarding open and concealed carry. There’s that word again! Assault rifles. Good grief.

I found this information after scrolling through my Facebook feed about an hour a go. This comment made me chuckle.

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Ok, explain this to me. Why would you call them a ‘dangerous jerk’ and end your sentence with “what are you going to do, shoot me?” As if to imply that you don’t feel threatened. So why is someone dangerous if you don’t feel threatened by them? Why is someone a jerk for exercising their right to own a gun? Is it because they followed LOCAL laws and Chipotle didn’t kick them out? Really, that makes someone a jerk?

Sheesh.

Anyways, so after a bunch of anti-gun nuts harass Chipotle via social media, the company buckles at the knees and boom. Guns are no longer allowed. Here are a couple of Tweets from this morning that had Chipotle so scared of losing customers.

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There’s that word yet again. It’s not an assault rifle or a ‘military style assault rifle’ as stated in ABC’s recent article. They were carrying semi-automatic rifles. There’s a difference, look it up.

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All in all, I think a lot of people over-reacted. No one was hurt or shot at. You had law-abiding citizens that decided to eat at a restaurant after participating in a pro-gun rally. If you ask me, this goes to show that these citizens aren’t the danger here.

Sadly, they all whined on Twitter and Facebook and got their way.