[VIDEO] Magazine Capacity Matters – Homeowner Exchanges 30+ Shots With Home Invader

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If this homeowner had his magazine limited to ten or less rounds, he could have very well ended up dead.


This story is a perfect example of why magazine capacity matters. Sure, most of the defensive gun uses we report on this site are over and done with just a few rounds (or no rounds fired at all). However, there are situations where you might find yourself in a battle for your life and every round in that magazine will count.

A homeowner in Georgia reportedly exchanged 30-40 shots with a home invader.

According to local media reports:

An attempted home burglary resulted in a shootout at a south Fulton County home that left a suspected burglar critically wounded Tuesday.

A homeowner on Diann Drive said burglars kicked in his front door after he declined to answer their incessant knocking around 11:45 a.m., Detective Melissa Parker told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The homeowner and the suspected burglars then exchanged what sounded like 40 shots to neighbors. The homeowner thought he wounded one suspect and police found a man “shot multiple times” in woods near the home, Parker said.

The man was in critical condition at Grady Memorial Hospital on Tuesday and detectives have not been able to interview him, Parker said. Police are looking for additional suspects, Parker said.

Now, if there was a magazine capacity limit in place, who do you think would adhere to it in this scenario? The law abiding homeowner or the criminal who has already shown they no regard for the laws we have in place?

This is the 78th defensive gun use we’ve documented in the state of Georgia and the 1402nd defensive gun use we’ve documented overall.


Colorado Lawmakers Move to Repeal Gun Control Laws on First Day of State Legislative Session


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This law being repealed will be a plus for the Colorado gun owners.

However to save jobs at MagPul Industries.


Colorado lawmakers haven’t wasted any time in their efforts to repeal Colorado’s magazine capacity limit and the state’s universal background check laws.

Republican lawmakers introduced two new bills yesterday which would repeal both of the controversial laws passed by lawmakers last year.

The laws were directly responsible for the successful recall of two Colorado lawmakers who supported the bills and resulted in the resignation of a third Democrat facing another recall.

Republicans took control of the Colorado Senate during the midterm elections while Democrats still hold a narrow lead in the General Assembly.

HB 15-1050 would repeal the state’s universal background check law which requires background checks for all gun transfers, even private ones. The state is currently facing a lawsuit over the law and Colorado sheriffs have previously described the law as unenforceable.

HB 15-1009 would repeal the state law which bans the sale of new standard capacity magazines with capacities over 15 rounds.

Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper narrowly won reelection during the midterms and it is unclear if he would sign legislation to repeal the laws if it reached his desk. The Governor has been somewhat flakey on the issues in the past. He initially supported and signed both laws before later stepping back his support slightly.

Attempted Robber Armed With Toy Gun Runs Into Pharmacist Armed With Real Gun

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This is from Guns Save Lives.

This thug is a future Darwin Award winner.

It is a shame he did not collect the Darwin Award.


Cheyenne, Wyoming – A pharmacist armed with a very real gun shot an attempted robber in the chest who attempted to use a toy gun to rob the pharmacy.

The following information was provided by the Cheyenne Police Department in a press release:

“On December 6, 2014 at 09:47 AM a white male entered the Medicap Pharmacy at 1947 Bluegrass Cir in Cheyenne, WY. The suspect brandished a toy gun that appeared to be a real firearm, demanding narcotics.

The 42-year-old pharmacist shot the suspect once in the chest.

The suspect was transported to Cheyenne Regional Medical Center and is listed in stable condition. The suspect has not yet been identified.”

This incident is the one of the most common types of defensive gun uses. That is, one in which no one was killed. Despite this being one of the most common types of defensive gun uses, these incidents are often not included in statistics about defensive gun uses. Many of these statistics and studies focus solely on justifiable homicides, which represent only a fraction of total defensive gun uses.

This is the 4th defensive gun use we’ve documented in the state of Wyoming and the 1,360th defensive gun use we’ve documented overall.

Ohio Clerk Shoots 2nd Robber in Three Years

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You would think the criminals would find a softer target.

Then again, they are criminals because they are not real bright.

Clerk says he didn’t want to shoot alleged robber photo

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Grayson Matthews, above, has bad luck. He has had to defend the family convenience store twice. Once, back in 2011, he shot a robber who was pretending to have a shotgun. That guy was wearing a plastic bag over his head with eye holes cut in it. It must have been hard to see out of. From

Matthews told the suspect he kept more money in his front right pocket of his pants. He showed Wright the money, switched it from his right to his left hand, and when Wright’s eyes followed, Matthews told him he kept $200 more under the counter.

That’s when he grabbed a .38-caliber revolver, fired three shots, at least one striking Wright in the left shoulder. Wright raced out of the neighborhood store, ran to a nearby residence and dropped the plastic bag and his weapon — later identified as a piece of aluminum — on the back porch.

Matthews seems quick thinking, and has tactical sense, but his luck changed yesterday, 13 December, when two other men attempted to rob the store. Matthews got into a gunfight with them. He almost certainly hit one in the head, while the other has not been arrested. No description of the suspects has been released.

Matthews was wounded, under the arm, which could be deadly or slight. He is reported to be in the hospital so it appears to be more than a “treat and release” type of wound. From

Sgt. Ed Buns, spokesman for the Hamilton Police Department, said two men entered the store and tried to rob it.

Grayson Matthews, 53, was the clerk on duty when the suspects entered the store. Matthews told police several gunshots were exchanged between himself and at least one of the men.

In early 2012, Matthew’s father used a handgun to chase a robber, who had stabbed him, out of the store.

Matthew’s used a .38 revolver in the 2011 incident. It is not clear what type of firearm he used yesterday.

Luck plays an important part in gun fights, more than many would like to believe. Get in enough gunfights and your luck will run out. Training, good tactics, and good equipment can expand and extend your luck, but they cannot make you invincible and your luck infinite.

I pray that Grayson Matthew’s luck comes back, that his wound is not too serious, and that he completely recovers.

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Kroger Increases Profits 21% Despite Anti-Gunner Boycott

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It seems Little Shannon Watts and her merry band of useful idiots have failed to hurt Kroger’s bottom line. 


Republished with permission from Iowa Firearms Coalition. Written by Kurt Liske

Michael Bloomberg, Shannon Watts and their small band of anti-gun zealots have been making a big fuss about gun owners exercising their rights in businesses around the country. Most notably they’ve targeted Starbucks and Target, and bullied them into changing their policies on lawful gun carrying firearms owners. Recently they’ve set their sights on the Kroger chain of grocery stores.

Kroger has made their firearms policy very clear. Their stores follow the local laws, when local laws allow residents to carry firearms Kroger allows their shoppers to carry firearms. A novel concept right?

But that’s not good enough for these so-called “accidental activists.” Remember, they’re funded by multi-billionaire Michael Bloomberg, and led by public relations guru Shannon Watts. They’ve struggled to change laws nationwide, so they’ve shifted their focus to picking on major companies, bullying them into banning firearms. In essence they’re working on creating defacto gun bans in the places Americans spend significant amounts of time.

In this case, Moms Demand Action has been trying to coerce Kroger into banning all firearms within their stores. They’ve been boycotting. They’ve been delivering petitions. They’ve been trying to pressure the grocery store chain online and in social media. Fortunately, it’s not working at all.

Instead of hurting the store’s bottom line, all those boycotts and petitions and hollering on Facebook and Twitter have actually helped elevate the Kroger brand. You see, Kroger just posted a 21% increase in 3rd quarter profits compared to the same period last year. For reference, similar grocery stores around the country saw an increase in profits of just 5.6%. According to theSuperMarket News trade magazine, this is the 44th straight quarter Kroger has posted positive earnings. It seems this chain of grocery stores is flourishing despite the anti-gunners best attempts to pressure them meeting to their demands.

The message here is clear: Moms Demand Action talks a big talk, but when companies stand tall and hold to true to logical principles, it becomes obvious that all that talk is nothing more than a big show. We hope the next business these anti-gun activists targets takes a long hard look at this case and learns from Kroger’s example.

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Video] Sandy Hook Teachers Claim Good Guy With a Gun Wouldn’t Have Stopped Shooting

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This is from Guns Save Lives.

I want to say to School librarian Mary Ann Jacobs the approach of good guys with guns stopped Adam Lanza.

Because he knows they could and would shoot him so he took the coward’s way out killing himself.

Adam Lanza murdered his mother and stole her guns so how would a background check stopped him.



One group of people firmly believe that an armed presence at Sandy Hook elementary school would not have stopped Adam Lanza – the teachers and employees who were there that day.

Several school employees were on CBS Sunday Morning this week and were asked if they thought an armed presence at the school would have stopped the massacre.

One of the ladies actually laughs at the question.

School librarian Mary Ann Jacobs

And you know what? If there had been someone at the entrance to our school with a gun, they would have been dead too. There’s a reason they call them “assault weapons.” It’s an impossible barrage to survive from. We survived because we were lucky and because he was stopped, for whatever reason, before he could do more damage.

This is like, when, cigarettes got so much pressure and all the laws were made against all the tobacco companies, and the same thing with seat belts and car safety. And you know, not everyone wears their seatbelt, but that doesn’t mean we say, “Well, forget it then. Let’s not have a law about buckling up.”

It was ultimately law enforcement officials (guys with guns) closing in on Lanza that caused him to take his own life.

The following is a list of stories we’ve found in which good guys with guns have stopped school shootings:

On Scene, Armed Resource Officers Stopped Oregon High School Shooting
Armed Individual at Colorado School May Have Prevented Mass Shooting
Officers Stopped Rifle Carrying Killer in Oregon High School
MS School Principal Captures Mass Murderer With His .45
Armed Resource Officer Shoots & Kills School Gunman

BREAKING: Court Ruling Will Likely End California’s Concealed Carry Laws

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This is from Guns Save Lives.

Sounds like potentially good news for California gun owners.


Well, well, it looks like Christmas might have came early for California gun owners.

According to Fox News, a ruling today by the Ninth Court of Appeals has the possibility of ending Cali’s most restrictive concealed carry laws which determine when permits can be/are issued.

From the Fox coverage [emphasis mine]:

Law-abiding Californians may not need to justify their need to carry concealed weapons, after the same three-judge panel that struck down restrictions on the permits earlier this year ruled Wednesday that it is too late for new opponents to join the fight against the ruling.

The decision by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals would bar other law enforcement officials, including state Attorney General Kamala Harris, from appealing its ruling in a case originally brought by an independent journalist who sued the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department over its policy of requiring a specific reason for being allowed to carry a concealed weapon in public.

San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore has said he will not fight the ruling, meaning there is no one with standing left to challenge the decision made in February.

“Since becoming Sheriff, I have always maintained that it is the legislature’s responsibility to make the laws, and the judiciary’s responsibility to interpret them and their constitutionality,” Gore wrote in a letter to the county board of supervisors earlier this year, in which he said the court’s decision gave him clarity on the issuance of licenses. “Law enforcement’s role is to uphold and enforce the law.”

The decision is pretty huge for California gun owners and without some tricky legal maneuvering by the state, it looks like permits might have to start flowing in the Golden State. Of course, we aren’t holding our breath too much on that one, but it is a court win for gun rights as of right now.

TN Homeowner, Armed With .45, Shoots and Kills Armed, Masked Home Invader in Broad Daylight


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The good people of Nashville,Tennessee can rest easier knowing there is one less criminal scumbag on the streets.


This story is yet another illustration of the fact that criminals are becoming more and more bold. You have to be ready to defend yourself in your home regardless of the time of day.

Around 9:50am on Tuesday morning a masked man armed with a handgun broke into a home in Nashville, Tennessee. According to WKRN, this what happened next:

The homeowner reported to police he was watching TV in his living room while his wife was asleep on the couch when the gunman entered through an unlocked screen door.

The gunman, whose face was masked by a bandana, demanded money and other belongings.

Metro police said the homeowner complied, but the gunman demanded more. The homeowner said as the gunman was “dealing with the wife,” he left the room and retrieved a .45 caliber pistol.

The suspect raised his own gun at the homeowner. Fortunately, the homeowner was able to win the gunfight and strike the suspect multiple times.

The suspect fled the home and collapsed nearby where he was found by responding authorities. The suspect died of his injuries.

This is the 45th defensive gun use we’ve documented in the state of Tennessee and the 1,337th defensive gun use we’ve documented overall.

Nebraska School District Decides to Allow Students to Pose With Guns for Senior Photos

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This is from Guns Save Lives.

I can see Little Mikey Bloomberg and Little Shannon Watts are having fits of apoplexy over this.

I say Bravo to the Nebraska School District for this common sense.


What’s this? A little bit of common sense from a public school district on the issue of gun rights?!

It certainly appears that way. A school in Nebraska has recently ruled that high school photos may include guns in senior portraits as long as the rest of the photo falls school guidelines.

According to ABC News,

Students can pose with any type of prop, from rifles to basketballs, as long as what they’re wearing meets the school’s dress code and the photo is “tasteful and appropriate,” according to the new policy introduced this week.

“We are a very rural community right in the center of Nebraska where hunting and other shooting sports are very popular,” Broken Bow Public Schools Superintendent Mark Sievering said. “We have something that is known as the One Box Pheasant Hunt that is a hunt attended by people all over the nation.”

The school is one of a few schools which seem to be losing ground in that it has several shooting sports teams and multiple students who compete with guns on a weekly basis.

The school wants to clarify that senior photos are taken by an independent photographer off campus, so any fears of a 1st grader handling guns at school are unfounded (not that there would be anything wrong with that under proper adult supervision).

With all of the talk of suspensions and other students getting in trouble for just saying something about guns, it’s certainly refreshing to see a school district on the right side of the law.

Anti-Gunner “Outs” (aka Harasses) Legal Concealed Carrier by Putting Up Sign

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This is from Guns Save Lives.

 Matthew Halleck  needs to exercise his 1st Amendment Rights by putting a sign up in his yard with the following on it, a picture of her house with her address saying she does not believe in guns.


Matthew Halleck wanted to protect his two daughters in every possible way that he can. For him, like millions of other Americans, that means legally carrying a gun everyday.

Halleck even carries a firearm to drop his daughters off at school, however he is careful not violate any state laws in the process.

Now, for anyone who freaks out about the 1,000 foot federal “gun free zone” around schools, that federal law exempts people who hold a carry permit (see Exceptions to the Gun-Free School Zones Act).

However, that logic isn’t good enough for one anti-gunner. According to KAAL,

But Matthew is no longer the only one who knows he’s carrying a gun. Recently a sign went up in a front yard across the street from the school. It has Matthew’s picture on it and reads, “This man carries a loaded gun around your children every day.”

“Since we don’t have a way to stop him, we felt it was important to notify the neighborhood and the parents that there is an armed man in their presence,” said Kimberly Edson, a Rochester resident who put the sign up. “The first couple days of school he had it very visible, we saw it and were quite concerned,” she said.

Kimberly called the police the day the picture was taken, but they said Matthew has a legal right to carry off school property. Matthew also contacted authorities concerning the sign, and while they briefly took the sign down, it was eventually determined that Kimberly was also breaking no laws. “He has a 2nd Amendment right to carry the gun, I have my 1st Amendment right to say that I don’t like it,” said Edson.

And I have a constitutional right to say that you’re a bad person and a busybody.

Seriously, what does this woman hope to accomplish with her sign? What Halleck is doing is completely legal, and in several states, it’s already legal for parents to carry onto school property when picking up and dropping off their children (check your state laws).

I guess the best case scenario would be that this sign will raise awareness of the fact that parents in Minnesota can’t escort their children onto school property and hopefully that law will be changed in short order.

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