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Determined robber gets shot, flees with money (TX)
OpSD --"This is Texas so wouldn't you know it, there's a gun under the counter. When the clerk was ordered to his knees he was able to reach the gun and shoot the robber as he grabbed cigarettes."

Newslinks for Wednesday, April 23
Firearms, Freedom and General Interest
Lesser-known SAFE Act lawsuit raises unique points and risks for gun rights
A Law Enforcement Perspective: Justifiable Need and the 2nd Amendment
David Kopel: How the First Amendment helps explain the Second
Children And Guns - An Iowa Fail
Industry News
Kevin Brittingham: Quick-Attach Silencers are Dead
Body Armor Primer: Guns and Bullets vs. Kevlar and Plates
IWI Wanted to Sell 6,000 Tavors in US in 1 Year – They Sold 15,000 in 9 Months
SIG SAUER’s Silencer Guys: Bigger Really Is Better
New From Crimson Trace: Laserguard for GLOCK 42
Self-Defense News and Views
TX: Determined robber gets shot, flees with money
Do Guns Save Lives? Here’s How These High-Profile Conservatives Plan to Prove Definitively the Answer Is ‘Yes’
Editor's Choice
Daily Digest: What I Learned In School Edition
Forward Observer
From the Enemy Camp
‘Everytown’ anti-gunners plan Indy demonstration countering NRA convention
Brady Campaign Almost Gets it Right on “Gun Safety”
Where The Astroturf, Uh, Blooms
Politicians and Legislation
AL: Meet the Alabama legislator who really, really loves his guns
GA: Georgia Governor To Sign ‘Unprecedented’ Gun Bill
The "Authorities"
CA: Badges, Guns Stolen During LAPD Football Game With San Diego Officers (video available)
GA: Bibb County deputy in jail on multiple charges
IL: Chicago Supt. McCarty says ‘No magic formula,' but wants more gun laws
TN: MPD Officer Charged With Sexual Assault (video available)
VA: Virginia Gun Owner Being Unfairly Prosecuted In NJ For Accidentally Bringing A Gun Into The State
From the States
‘Fixing’ the Bill of Rights
NY: #myNYPD Twitter campaign backfires, promotes photos of police brutality instead of positive encounters with public
OR: Patriots to host Second Amendment forum

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Business owner kills 1 criminal, gets wounded by accomplices (CA)
OpSD --"The owner startled one of the intruders, identified by police as Pierre Reddrick Jr., and shot him in the chest. Reddrick was seriously wounded and managed to flee over a fence despite bleeding profusely."

Concealed carrier fights back after gun held to his head (MA)
OpSD --"As Blake turned to talk to someone behind him, the concealed carrier took action. He drew his .357 Magnum and fired multiple shots at Blake - striking him twice in the chest."

Man protects wife with 357 Magnum (TX)
OpSD --"'Usually when people kick in a door and come in on you for a home invasion when you're there, they're not just there to steal your things,' said Houston Police. 'They're trying to hurt you. It's good these people had a weapon and he was able to protect himself and his wife.'"

Newslinks for Tuesday, April 22
Comments and Commentary
‘Everytown’ Facebook poster providing lesson about assumptions
Sorry, Mike Bloomberg, Trampling Gun Rights Isn't Worthy of Heaven's Praise
Random Thoughts About Children and Guns
The High Cost of Liberalism: Part II
Why we need a public option for guns, ammo
Armed Self-Defense *Works*
CA: Business owner kills 1 criminal, gets wounded by accomplices
MA: Concealed carrier fights back after gun held to his head
TX: Man protects wife with 357 Magnum
Editor's Choice
Mexico: Mexico “Reforms” Terrorist Laws to Take Down Citizen Militias
Perspectives: What is the militia?
Watch Amazing 1.43 Mile Shot With .338 Lapua (video available)
Court Cases and News
Supreme Court pushes consideration of N.J. gun case to April 25
Take Your Guns To Town: Expanding the Scope of the Second Amendment Beyond the Home
First Impressions: SIG SAUER’s MCX Rifle
First Impressions: SIG SAUER’s MPX SMG
Gear Review: NorCal Kydex Humboldt Hideaway AIWB Holster
MT: Bitterroot ammo makers ramp up as retailers struggle to meet demand
Gun Rights Civil Disobedience In the News
CT: Conn. Legislators Plan No Additional Efforts to Enforce New Gun Laws
NY: New Yorkers Protest “Assault Weapon” Registration Law
News and Views from the Antis
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America Support the Second Amendment, But Demand Orange County Stop Issuing Concealed Carry Permits
States United to Prevent Gun Violence Revealed
Clinton reportedly to headline gun control fundraiser on eve of NRA convention
'Smoke screen' over gun violence
Formerly Mayor Mike's Latest Anti-Gun Efforts
‘Not a Parody’: See How Quickly You Can Spot the Glaring Problem With Anti-Gun Group’s Depiction of a ‘Speeding Bullet’
Activists who out-drew Bloomberg are ‘cybersquatting,’ says ‘Everytown’ official
EveryFAIL: When Parody Perfectly Mimics Reality [Updated]
Pro-gun ‘Everytown’ Facebook page shut down, social media flooded with others
The "Authorities"
FL: FDLE: Deputy solicited nude photos from woman (video available)
GA: Former DeKalb County Police Officer Indicted for Child Molestation
IL: Peoria Mayor Sends Police to Track Down Twitter Parodist
Repercussions and Reverberations from the BLM vs. Bundy Debacle
Conservative blogger: Harry Reid inciting bloody civil war over Bundy ranch
Special Forces Members Among BLM Agents at the Bundy Ranch
Cattle Shot, Buried On Bundy Ranch
From the States
FL: BankUnited in FL Closes Gun Shop’s Account Resulting in Two Weeks of Lost Business
LA: Gun bill shot down
OK: ‘I blame both sides,’ Oklahoma militia members join fight against feds

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Armed thugs meet armed combat veteran (CT)
OpSD --"Vasquez and Franqui drove off but quickly turned around and came back. Franqui then rammed the Staff Sergeant's car head on. Vazquez got out of his car and drew a gun on the Staff Sergeant, asking him if he had a problem. The Staff Sergeant drew his legally concealed handgun and opened fire on both suspects, striking Vasquez in the chest."

Houston, Texas Resident Shoots Home Invader Twice in the Gut (TX)
OpSD --"After the suspect kicked in the door, the homeowner, shot the suspect twice in the abdomen."

Newslinks for Monday, April 21
Firearms, Freedom and General Interest
Gabriel Razzano: ‘Ineligible’ in NY, and Fighting Back
More Victories For The Second Amendment Foundation
Lax Data Security at NAGR
Update: Facebook ‘Everytown’ pro-gun page taken down
A Gun Graphic that Will Depress Your Leftist Friends
Pro-gun activists hijack Bloomberg’s new anti-gun Facebook page
Armed Self-Defense *Works*
CT: Armed thugs meet armed combat veteran
TX: Houston, Texas Resident Shoots Home Invader Twice in the Gut
Editor's Choice
The Rule of the Lawless -- Armed federal agents defend turtle habitat but fail to secure our national borders.
The United States of SWAT? -- Military-style units from government agencies are wreaking havoc on non-violent citizens.
From the Enemy Camp
Columbine anniversary should inspire revisitation of gun laws
Former Mayor Bloomberg Challenges National Rifle Association (video available)
Former Supreme Court Justice Stevens takes on the NRA
Mayor Bloomberg has every right to spend his $50 million promoting his cause
S.E. Cupp: Michael Bloomberg Is ‘The Best, And By That, I Mean The Worst Face For Gun Control’
OR: Carrying guns on the beach may be legal, but it's not civil
Politicians and Legislation
Why can't rifles, carbines be returned?
MO: Missouri Republicans outline new gun proposal
TN: Kristi Davis responds to gun rights quiz 2014
From the States
CO: No negotiation, only victory over anti-gun fanaticism
ID: Hundreds rally to support Second Amendment: 'Welcome fellow domestic terrorists'
MO: Authorities point to possible straw buyer in shooting of three at Jewish facilities
NY: SAFE Act undermines American way of life
NY: Second Amendment is not about hunting

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