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Posted: Jan 31 2018 05:54AM EST

Video Posted: Feb 01 2018 08:03AM EST

Updated: Feb 01 2018 09:16AM EST

 

MITCHELLVILLE, Md. - Police say an elderly homeowner shot an intruder who broke into his home overnight in Prince George's County.

Investigators say the overnight break-in was reported at about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday in the 11700 block of Chantilly Lane in Mitchellville.

Officers say the intruder broke into the home through the basement and kicked in a door leading to the main floor of the home. The homeowner, who heard the noises, shot the intruder two times with a handgun, according to officials.

"When I heard the door crash in, coming up from the basement I knew I was in trouble. I just sat there on the bed trying to ponder what my next move would be," the homeowner Joseph M. Park Sr. told FOX 5. "I didn't want to take a life, but I did want to disable him or to stop him from hurting me."

Police say the intruder fled the home and officers canvassed the neighbor for the suspect. They received a 911 call at about 1:45 a.m. for a man shot in the 3800 block of Clairton Drive and the suspect was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.

Officials said police have obtained an arrest warrant for the suspect for first-degree burglary.

Investigators said Park is not facing any charges at this time.

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Maryland School Resource Officer Stops Shooting

By Jack Crowe 
March 20, 2018 11:54 AM 

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Law enforcement vehicles arrive at the Great Mills High School in Lexington Park, St. Mary’s County, Maryland, March 20, 2018 in this still image obtained from social media video. (Al Murray via Reuters )

 

A school resource officer fired on an active shooter Tuesday morning at a high school in southern Maryland after the shooter, a male student, wounded two others.

The Saint Mary’s County sheriff confirmed that the shooter was dead.

After hearing shots fired, the officer located the threat and fired one round at the assailant, who fired back unsuccessfully with a handgun, Sheriff Tim Cameron said during a Tuesday morning press conference.

A 14-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl were injured before the shooter was brought down. The unnamed male student is in good condition at a local hospital while the female student’s condition remains unclear.

“This is what we train for. This is what we prepare for and this is what we pray we never have to do,” Cameron said. “And on this day we realized our worst nightmare, that our greatest assets — our children — were attacked in a bastion of safety and security, one of our schools.”

Students have been evacuated and sent to a nearby high school for reunification with their parents.

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'Heroic' Illinois officer guns down school shooter

  • 17 May 2018
 
 

A police officer saved many lives at an Illinois high school when he shot a former student who opened fire on campus, say authorities.

Officials say Dixon police officer Mark Dallas exchanged gunfire with the unidentified 19-year-old suspect, who was previously expelled.

Neither the officer nor any students were hurt in Wednesday morning's confrontation at Dixon High School.

The suspect was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

the scene at the schoolImage copyright CBS

The incident took place at 08:00 local time at the school - which is about 100 miles (160km) west of Chicago - as students were rehearsing for their forthcoming graduation ceremony.

 

After firing several shots in a school hallway, the suspect - named in local media as Matthew Milby - ran outside the building where he was confronted by the officer.

A gunfight broke out, and the former student was injured and taken into custody.

Matt MilbyImage copyright Dixon Police/Twitter Image caption The suspect, 19-year-old Matthew Milby

Authorities have not specified the suspect's motive or intentions.

Dixon Police Chief Steven Howell said: "I could not be more proud of the police officer. Because of his heroic actions, many lives were saved.

"With shots ringing out in the hallways of the school, he charged toward the suspect and confronted him head on."

As the school was placed on lockdown, students barricaded classroom doors with bookcases and desks, the chief added.

Brandon Stehl, a student who was in the gym, told Sauk Valley Media he initially thought the gunfire was a prank.

"This is something I never thought would happen. I wish it wasn't real," he said.

Officer Mark DallasImage copyright Dixon Police/Twitter Image caption Officer Mark Dallas, the heroic officer who confronted the suspect

Another student, Brianna Johnson, told the newspaper of the suspect: "He seemed like a really nice kid, but then everything changed and he was angry and high all the time."

Dixon Mayor Liandro Arellano Jr said: "A lot of things went right today and many things could have gone wrong."

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner took to Facebook to praise the officer.

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Makes you wonder how many "+ and --" scenarios have to play out before it is universally accepted........ an armed resource officer is standard equipment at any school that does not have "Home" in front of it (in the latter case I lean heavily upon your wife's shooting ability).   

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Well I heard on the news this morning that the coward had multiple red flags and at one point was supposed to be sent to some sort of correctional/mental health facility yet no one sent him. Seems we have plenty of laws in place but the system isn’t doing it’s part but let’s dummy it down like everything else and blame the gun. I also heard on the news that school district had $10million dollars to invest in school security and was just sitting on it? Why isn’t that planning board being crucified for not doing exactly what it was intended for?

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The problems we face today exist because the people who work for a living are outnumbered by the people who vote for a living.

The government can only "give" someone what they first take from another.

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I was blown away when I heard the dems feeling sorry for ms 13 and then cutting up trumps speech to make it sound like he called all Mexicans filthy animals. I find it completely immoral that the "news" is getting away with literally cutting up people's speeches and putting it together to fit their narrative. The left better remember if they do this to someone else, someone else (even though I do not agree with it) can do the same to them. I guess all we can do is just continue weathering the , "it's not fair, I need a safe space, social media white knights syndrome, snow flake baby storm." 

The problems we face today exist because the people who work for a living are outnumbered by the people who vote for a living.

The government can only "give" someone what they first take from another.

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THIS ALL goes with the Democrat's and media defending the poor MS-13 members. Like Elizabeth Warren stated "they are gang members because nobody ever took the time to respect and  love them. Never the criminals fault it's always the way society treated them.  A number of years ago I did a job in one of "their" areas because no other company would take the job. I hired 3 off duty cops as armed guards for us and each truck had a co driver with a Mossberg Defender loaded with Flechette rounds in plain view.

 

 

When lawlessness reaches fruition you find yourself right back where you started. Side arms, shotgun riders and eventually a short piece of rope on a tall oak. 

Bit ironic to have a Vietnam Vet end the years of his career driving through a domestic war zone. 

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KAHR ARMS LEAVING.....

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. –  A firearms manufacturer in New York, partially blaming the state’s new gun control law, said Wednesday it’s moving its corporate offices — and its plans for expansion — to Pennsylvania.

Kahr Firearms Group of Pearl River is the first gunmaker to announce it’s leaving because of the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, which was put into law after closed-door negotiations in January. It was the first law in the nation prompted by the killing of 20 first-graders and six educators in Newtown, Conn., in December.

‘‘We’re looking for a more friendly environment for our business,’’ said Frank Harris, Kahr’s vice president for sales and marketing. ‘‘Maybe we could have stayed here and built a plant, but the way the bill was passed left us feeling there were a lot of uncertainties going forward.’’

‘‘Why take a chance when we can be in a state where they’re not looking to cause us any problems?’’ Harris added.

Calls to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office were not immediately returned.

MAGPUL LEAVING...…….liberal state with it's government contracts

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The U.S. Marine Corps has selected Magpul Industries as the exclusive maker of ammunition magazines that Marines will use in combat.

Magpul is a private company that makes accessories for firearms, including magazines, grips, sights and slings. The company also recently started selling soft goods like hats, belts, shirts and gloves.

The operations, shipping and manufacturing portion of Magpul is based in Cheyenne, while its headquarters is located in Austin, Texas.

A press release from Magpul says the Marine Corps selected Magpul’s GEN M3 PMAG series of magazines after several years of testing.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports that the company had added a second shift to handle demand for its products. Magpul started with 102 employees in Cheyenne but now employs 380.

Magpul, which used to be based in Erie, pulled out of Colorado last year in protest of a gun-control bill that Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law in 2013 prohibiting the sale of gun magazines that hold more than 15 rounds in the aftermath of the Aurora theater shooting.

BERETTA LEAVING...…..

In early 2013 Maryland’s General Assembly was considering banning AR-15s and other popular rifles in a package of onerous restrictions on our constitutional right to bear arms. Jeff Reh, Beretta U.S.A.’s general counsel and vice-general manager, testified before the Assembly. He explained that the gun-control laws being considered would only impede the rights of law-abiding citizens and he told them if they passed those bans and restrictions that Beretta would have no choice but to move its factory out of Maryland.

On April 4, 2013, the Maryland General Assembly approved the gun ban, a ban on magazines that hold more than 10 rounds and more. Former Governor Martin O'Malley signed the legislation into law.

Beretta U.S.A. has now officially moved from Maryland to Tennessee. This is an aerial view of its new 156,000-foot, state-of-the-art facility.

Beretta U.S.A. has now officially moved from Maryland to Tennessee. This is an aerial view of its new 156,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility.

Beretta immediately said it would move from Accokeek, Maryland, to a freer state. At the time Beretta said, “The idea now of investing additional funds in Maryland and thus rewarding a government that has insulted our customers and our products is offensive to us so we will take steps to evaluate such investments in other States.”

Reh also said, “I think they thought we were bluffing. But Berettas don’t bluff.”

After a search for a new home, Beretta chose Gallatin, Tenn. As of April 15, 2016 they officially are open in Tennessee. The $45 million facility was built by Beretta U.S.A. through a combination of its own funding and with the assistance of grants provided by Tennessee and the city of Gallatin.

 

Franco Gussalli Beretta, executive vice president of Beretta U.S.A., said, “Beretta U.S.A.’s new Gallatin campus is the most recent step in our Company’s development as an important research and development and manufacturing operation, not just for the U.S. market but for our customers around the world.”

Ronald Reagan once noted that part of the beauty of America is that people can “vote with their feet.” Companies can do that, too.

KIMBER LEAVING...…….

Posted at 11:00 am on January 20, 2018


 
 
 

Anti-gun states don’t get it. They don’t understand that for every law they pass, there are unintended consequences. Countless unintended consequences.

For example, in New York, one employer may be beating feet to the South because of the Empire State’s decision to treat law-abiding citizens as royal subjects, inhibiting their sacred and protected right to keep and bear arms. That employer is Kimber.

Alabamians are celebrating and New Yorkers are left scratching their heads. No… it’s not about the BCS championship game where the Crimson Tide pulled out an overtime win against Georgia. The most recent victory for the Yellowhammer state was luring Kimber Manufacturing, Inc., to build a $38-million facility in Troy instead of expanding production at its location in Yonkers, New York.

That’s right. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced in her State of the State address that Kimber, maker of handguns and bolt-action rifles, would be putting a little drawl, y’all, into their products. Kimber’s going to build a $38 million automated design, engineering and manufacturing facility that will employ 366 people. The doors will open and customers can expect Troy, Alabama markings on their guns in 2019.

“Kimber’s investment in Troy will create a significant number of high-paying design engineering and manufacturing jobs, and we are committed to helping the company find long-lasting success in Alabama,” Gov. Ivey said.

Who Says You Can’t Leave Home?

Kimber made note of their roots in the Empire State. But it seems that the new facility will do more than just allow the company to double manufacturing capacity. It will also invest and plant roots in a state that respects gun rights. While Kimber has grown, New York’s Gov. Andrew Cuomo rammed through New York’s SAFE Act, a massive gun control legislative package that has been a headache for New York gun owners since it was implemented five years ago.

 

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REMINGTON LEAVING...….

Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) lost his “assault weapons” jobs. Remington Outdoor Company (ROC) announced it’s moving its Bushmaster rifle and Remington Model 1911 pistol production lines from its nearly 200-year-old plant in Ilion, New York, to its new facility in much more gun-rights-friendly Huntsville, Alabama.

 

MOSSBERG LEAVING...……..

America’s largest shotgun manufacturer, O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc., decided not to expand in Connecticut. Sure it was founded there 1919 and still has its corporate headquarters in North Haven. But in 2013 Connecticut rushed through legislation to ban some of Mossberg’s popular products. As a result, Mossberg CEO, Iver Mossberg, says, “Investing in Texas was an easy decision. It’s a state that is not only committed to economic growth but also honors and respects the Second Amendment and the firearm freedoms it guarantees for our customers.”

Mossberg has instead expanded its Maverick Arms, Inc. facility in Eagle Pass, Texas, with 116,000 new square-feet of factory space. Mossberg is not a small gun manufacturer. According to records kept by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Mossberg made 475,364 guns in America in 2011. Of those guns, a total of 423,570 were shotguns made for sportsmen, for shotgun sports enthusiasts, for law-enforcement and for people who want a shotgun to protect their homes and families.

More than 90 percent of Mossberg’s guns are now made in Texas. Some of its Connecticut jobs are going there, too. Tom Taylor, O.F. Mossberg & Sons' senior vice president, sales & marketing, tells me, “We’re moving all wood gun stock production to our Texas facility. More of our product lines—like our modern sporting rifles—might move to Texas in the future. Texas has been very good to us. Also, our gun sales have been so dynamic over the last number of years. We’ve outgrown our facilities. This major expansion will help us keep up with demand.”

QUIT SELLING TO CALIFORNIA......

A new gun law proponents say helps law enforcement has driven Smith & Wesson and Sturm Ruger out of California, and affirmed the suspicions of firearms rights advocates that the measure is really about making handguns obsolete.

The two companies have announced they will stop selling their wares in the nation's most populous state rather than try to comply with a law that requires some handguns to have technology that imprints a tiny stamp on the bullet so it can be traced back to the gun. The companies, and many gun enthusiasts, say so-called "microstamping" technology is unworkable in its present form and can actually impair a gun's performance.

“Smith & Wesson does not and will not include microstamping in its firearms,” the Springfield, Mass.,-based manufacturer said in a statement. “A number of studies have indicated that microstamping is unreliable, serves no safety purpose, is cost prohibitive and, most importantly, is not proven to aid in preventing or solving crimes.”

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WEATHERBY LEAVING...…….

LAS VEGAS–Gun manufacturer Weatherby announced at Shot Show Tuesday the company planned to leave its longtime California headquarters and move to Sheridan, Wyoming in 2019.

“This is a really exciting day for us. About three years ago after being in California for 75 years, we began a search amongst a number of Western states to find a new home for Weatherby,” CEO Adam Weatherby told media and employees on the floor of the firearms tradeshow.

PTR INDUSTRIES LEAVING...…..

CHARLESTON, S.C., June 30 (Reuters) - The first gun manufacturer to leave Connecticut after it enacted tough new gun control laws last year in the wake of the Newtown school shootings presented a commemorative rifle on Monday to the governor of South Carolina, its new home.

PTR Industries Inc is among a wave of firearms makers moving or expanding away from the industry’s traditional base in the U.S. Northeast to the more gun-friendly South.

 

 

 

TAURUS MOVING INTO GEORGIA(2019)..…..

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal was in Bainbridge this morning to announce that Taurus USA, a leading firearms manufacturer, will create 300 jobs and invest more than $22.5 million in infrastructure and operations to build its North American headquarters in Bainbridge.

HECKLER & KOCH EXPANDING IN GEORGIA...….(eventually leaving New Hampshire?)

COLUMBUS, GA – Heckler & Koch, a manufacturer of firearms and accessories, is expanding their existing operation with a multimillion investment. This includes a new 50,000 square-foot manufacturing facility. The new 50,000 square-foot facility in the Corporate Ridge Business Park will be ready in the summer of 2017 at which time HK will consolidate its New Hampshire operations into Columbus.

 

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A bunch of gun companies moved to Montana after Colorado pissed them off. Way cheaper taxes and business is welcome in Montana. High praise to these companies that are standing up to this bs the democrats are pulling. 

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The government can only "give" someone what they first take from another.

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Hawaii has Laid the Groundwork to Seize Guns

  • 05/16/2018
  • G.O.A.
  • by: Matt Vespa
 
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States are seen as the laboratories for democracy. They can be places to cite great public policy successes and highlight the many horrible failures. As more Democratic states adopt more anti-gun policies, there are fears that the groundwork for confiscation is being set. Of all places, you would think that California, or New York, would be the place that Second Amendment rights advocates fear would be the test area for such policies. Nope. It’s actually Hawaii. The Aloha State is the first in the country that requires its gun-owning residents to enter a federal database (via NRA Hunters):

Hawaii’s new law requires current and future gun owners to register in the FBI’s “Rap Back” system. The FBI calls it their Next Generation Identification Program, which is currently used to track the actions of people who are part of ongoing criminal investigations. If someone enrolled in the database has contact with law enforcement, an alert is issued through the FBI. Now the program will be used to track the actions of all law-abiding gun owners in Hawaii—and not just residents. SB 2954 requires law enforcement to request a “Rap Back” on anyone requesting a firearm license or registering a firearm. Translation: Hunters who intend to visit Hawaii to hunt will find themselves enrolled in an FBI database meant for criminals.

Two other additions to the state’s gun control legislation are found in House Bill 2629. One prohibits anyone convicted of certain stalking offenses from owning firearms. The other requires law-abiding gun owners who have been diagnosed with “a significant behavioral, emotional or mental disorder, or due to emergency or involuntary admission to a psychiatric facility” to surrender their firearms and ammunition. If they do not comply, their local police chief can seize the guns and ammo.

Claims have been made to the effect that the new laws are about the “community’s safety and responsible gun ownership” and merely ensure the security of Hawaii residents and visitors. However, it is clear Hawaii has become the first state to enable a federal registry of lawful gun owners, tracking their movements and laying the groundwork for confiscation.
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 “Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely, in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting ‘Holy shit, what a ride!’

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Hawaii has Laid the Groundwork to Seize Guns

  • 05/16/2018
  • G.O.A.
  • by: Matt Vespa
 
300x200_Gun-Control-.jpg?1434651758
 
 

States are seen as the laboratories for democracy. They can be places to cite great public policy successes and highlight the many horrible failures. As more Democratic states adopt more anti-gun policies, there are fears that the groundwork for confiscation is being set. Of all places, you would think that California, or New York, would be the place that Second Amendment rights advocates fear would be the test area for such policies. Nope. It’s actually Hawaii. The Aloha State is the first in the country that requires its gun-owning residents to enter a federal database (via NRA Hunters):

Hawaii’s new law requires current and future gun owners to register in the FBI’s “Rap Back” system. The FBI calls it their Next Generation Identification Program, which is currently used to track the actions of people who are part of ongoing criminal investigations. If someone enrolled in the database has contact with law enforcement, an alert is issued through the FBI. Now the program will be used to track the actions of all law-abiding gun owners in Hawaii—and not just residents. SB 2954 requires law enforcement to request a “Rap Back” on anyone requesting a firearm license or registering a firearm. Translation: Hunters who intend to visit Hawaii to hunt will find themselves enrolled in an FBI database meant for criminals.

Two other additions to the state’s gun control legislation are found in House Bill 2629. One prohibits anyone convicted of certain stalking offenses from owning firearms. The other requires law-abiding gun owners who have been diagnosed with “a significant behavioral, emotional or mental disorder, or due to emergency or involuntary admission to a psychiatric facility” to surrender their firearms and ammunition. If they do not comply, their local police chief can seize the guns and ammo.

Claims have been made to the effect that the new laws are about the “community’s safety and responsible gun ownership” and merely ensure the security of Hawaii residents and visitors. However, it is clear Hawaii has become the first state to enable a federal registry of lawful gun owners, tracking their movements and laying the groundwork for confiscation.

Two thoughts.......

1. Your ability to own/carry a gun is becoming relative to the interpretation of individuals, not laws......Examples

 

License to Carry

In exceptional cases when an adult applicant shows reason to fear injury or is engaged in the protection of life and property, the Hawaiʻi County police chief may grant a license to carry. For detailed information on who may be granted a license, see Section 134-9 of the Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes.

At what point did we delegate civil authority to legislate our civil rights?

Where the urgency or the need has been sufficiently indicated, the respective chief of police may grant to an applicant of good moral character who is a citizen of the United States of the age of twenty-one years or more, is engaged in the protection of life and property, and is not prohibited under section 134-7 from the ownership or possession of a firearm, a license to carry a pistol or revolver and ammunition therefor unconcealed on the person within the county where the license is granted. 

What is Moral Character? If the sheriff is a Christian and the recipient is a flaming LBGT can he withhold the permit via personal interpretation(and vice-versa)? If the person follows the laws of the land give them their rights! 

After every shooting there is a lateral search for someone to blame, someone who possibly enabled the bad behavior. A doctor who takes the side of caution will naturally protect himself from prosecution (public persecution) by assigning mental illness to a borderline patient, relinquishing all personally liability for the persons actions.  

 

 

 

2.Once your registered into the Rap Back your gun will be Federally registered in all states.

 

 

 

 

 

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I had a preacher tell me recently how citizens shouldnt be allowed to own guns because it makes it easy to murder people. I said that’s funny do yo remember the crusades? Was it religions fault or the persons fault? I also told him as soon as he was willing to give up freedom of speech and freedom of religion I’d give up my guns. I’m sure you can put the ending of the story together yourselves. 

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4 hours ago, HeavyGunner said:

I had a preacher tell me recently how citizens should be allowed to own guns because it makes it easy to murder people. I said that’s funny do yo remember the crusades? Was it religions fault or the persons fault? I also told him as soon as he was willing to give up freedom of speech and freedom of religion I’d give up my guns. I’m sure you can put the ending of the story together yourselves. 

Preacher doesn't study Biblical or Secular history...... 

Unfortunately, too many Christians today don't look up to see the blood-soaked umbrella that is being held over their head by our Constitution. Insert/replace  "disarmed population" for "Fascist and Communist regimes". 

 

The case for higher numbers of Christian martyrs

Todd M. Johnson

 

The Center for the Study of Global Christianity estimates that more than 70 million Christians have been martyred over the last two millennia. More than half of these were in the 20th century under fascist and communist regimes.

For the early 21st century, we estimate that 1 million Christians were killed over the 10-year period from 2000–2010, an average of approximately 100,000 Christians killed each year.

Here are six reasons why the numbers of Christian martyrs are large. 1. We use a broad definition, not a narrow one. For a quantitative analysis of martyrdom, Christian martyrs are defined as “believers in Christ who have lost their lives prematurely, in situations of witness, as a result of human hostility.” This definition has five essential elements: a. “Believers in Christ”. These individuals come from the entire Christian community of Roman Catholics, Orthodox, Protestants, Anglicans, and Independents. In 2010, there were over 2.2 billion individuals who were Christians. Cumulatively, since the time of Christ, over 8.5 billion people have been Christians. b. “Lost their lives”. The definition of “martyr” is restricted to Christians who have actually been put to death. c. “Prematurely”. Martyrdom is typically sudden, abrupt, unexpected, and unwanted. d. “In situations of witness”. “Witness” in this definition does not mean only public testimony or proclamation concerning belief in Jesus. It refers to the entire lifestyle and way of life of the Christian, whether or not he or she is actively proclaiming at the time of death. It is here that some might take exception to our methodology. That is, persons who are acting out of Christian conviction (such as in defying unjust orders from police or soldiers, or trying to restrain mob violence) and are killed as a result might not be making an explicit verbal proclamation of their faith at their time of death. However, they are counted as martyrs to the extent that their actions in such situations are a testimony to their faith. e. “As a result of human hostility”. This excludes deaths through accidents, crashes, earthquakes and other “acts of God,” illnesses, or other causes of death, however tragic.

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This fella is a modern day "Wild Bill" Hickok. Watching that video I can't see how he did it...…... over 50+ feet, in a few seconds, single debilitating shot, moving target, at age 71, with the perps head moving inches over a crowd of his friends and family. Can only be a few of him out there.   

 

Texas Governor Presents Medal of Courage to Jack Wilson

01/14/20 5:07 AM | by Chris Eger

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Texas Governor Presents 1st Ever State Medal of Courage to Jack Wilson

West Freeway Church Of Christ hero Jack Wilson, standing, receives the Governor’s Medal Of Courage on Monday from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott at the Lone Star State’s Governor’s Mansion. How about that jacket print? (Photo: Abbott’s office.)

Jack Wilson, a 71-year-old volunteer who jumped into action at the West Freeway Church of Christ last month, was presented with a medal by Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott this week

The Texas Governor’s Medal Of Courage, established to recognize “civilians who display great acts of heroism by risking their own safety to save another’s life,” is the highest award given to civilians by the Governor, according to Abbott’s office.

“When faced with an evil that few of us will ever comprehend, Jack Wilson responded with strength, bravery, and with love for those in the church that day,” said Gov. Abbott. “The courage in his actions cannot be understated, and Jack is not only a hero to West Freeway Church of Christ — he is a hero to the entire state of Texas.”

Wilson, head of his church’s volunteer security team in White Settlement, Texas, responded to an active shooter who had what the AP describes as “extensive criminal record and psychological history” and felled him with a single shot from his Sig Sauer P229 in .357 SIG.

Besides the honor from Abbott, Sons Of Liberty GunWorks in San Antonio presented Wilson with one of their rifles.

“Thank you, Jack Wilson! You saved a lot of lives, sir. And, you proved again a good guy with a gun can make all the difference,” said SOLGW on social media.

Sons Of Liberty GunWorks Jack Wilson

“Governor Abbott presented him the Medal. SOLGW presented him the Metal,” said SOLGW. “It was an honor to give a Texas Hero a Texas fightin’ gun.” (Photo: SOLGW)

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Bloomberg stated at his debate "that the military has too many guns".          WHAT THE HELL??

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