Have nothing to do with the [evil] things that people do, things that belong to the darkness. Instead, bring them out to the light... [For] when all things are brought out into the light, then their true nature is clearly revealed...

-Ephesians 5:11-13

Tag Archives: Concealed Carry

I now fear the state government more than the federal government

The old bumper sticker, “I love my country but fear my government” used to apply, so I thought, to the federal government. I thought, naively it turns out, that the state government would resist the temptation to become like the federal government: intrusive, overweening, ignoring freedom and individual rights, etc. I was wrong.

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A bad week for thugs is a good week for the rest of us

Glenn Beck’s The Blaze wrote on Friday about how Detroit is handling its crime problem: individuals with firearms are shooting back. Guess what?

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Did you read about the Portland Mall shooting? No?

The kept mainstream media continues to hammer away at the Second Amendment, determined to weaken it in its campaign to erase its restrictions altogether. Accordingly, the media has ignored the “other” shooting where an individual with a legally owned handgun stopped a rampage before it really got started. This is proof that the media is “kept,”, bought and paid for by insiders whose agenda includes exposing only those stories that fit their totalitarian mindset and agenda.

The incident occurred on Tuesday evening, December 11th, at the Clackamas Town Center Mall in Portland, Oregon:

On Tuesday evening Casey and Ashley went to the mall with Casey’s close friend Nick and Ashley’s 4-month-old son Noah. Ashley’s boyfriend (who is also Casey’s brother) works at the mall and the group was waiting for him to get out of a meeting. They had been in the mall for a short while and were heading to the food court to get a bite to eat.

Just as the group passed the Macy’s Home Store and came to Morgan Jewelers three gunshots rang out.

Nick, who was carrying concealed, had obviously done some serious training in preparation (both mentally and physically) for just such an incident:

As Ashley told us, Nick tossed Noah to her and drew his concealed carry weapon in a single motion.

This is worth exploring for a moment. You no doubt have read that gun sales are going through the roof. I have a friend who teaches classes for people who want to carry concealed. His phone is ringing…a lot. But just because someone owns a gun and has a concealed carry permit doesn’t qualify him (or her) to carry. The decision to carry takes time. It took me many months before I decided to carry. I had to work through the whole issue of confronting and then possibly being forced to, in the gravest extreme, use deadly force to end a threat. I had to think about the aftermath consequences – making that 9-1-1 call, dealing with police, connecting with an attorney, all of that.

Nick obviously had done all of that:

As the girls took cover Nick, with his gun drawn, moved behind a pillar and looked towards the shots – and saw the gunmen moving towards them…

Knowing the girls were more secure, Nick was now alone and the gunman was still approaching.

Like most malls, Clackamas Town Center’s second floor has walkways by the storefronts with an open middle area so that light gets through to the bottom floor. The gunman was across that opening from Nick and continued to approach. Nick noted that the gunman seemed unfamiliar with the rifle we now know was stolen. Instead of clearing a malfunction cleanly, the gunman was slapping the gun and pulling the charging handle with seemingly no plan in mind.

As the gunman came closer, he turned to cross a walkway bridging the open space and connecting the two sides of the mall so he could continue his rampage inside the large Macy’s Home Store on the other side – right where Nick was standing.

Nick lined put his front sight on the man’s head and put his finger on the trigger. Nick has extensive firearms experience with both rifles and handguns, at the range of approximately 15-20 yards, this was a shot he knew he could make…

And then Nick considered, coolly with careful deliberation, what were the possible consequences of taking the shot:

As all firearms owners know, Colonel Jeff Coopers Rule #4 is to know your target and what is behind it. Now Nick knew for sure that, while he had a good target, what was behind it were innocent people who were terrified. He removed his finger from the trigger while keeping the gun on the gunman.

Nick was visible to the gunman, who recognized that the mall was no longer a “gun-free zone” and that he now faced unanticipated resistance:

Knowing he [was now faced with] an armed person in the mall and that this was no longer his gun-free zone, the gunman avoided the Macy’s Home Store and ended his rampage by fleeing to a service corridor and into the stairwell to the lower level. He then took his life..

The incident ended without Nick having to fire a single shot. The mere presence of resistance was sufficient to end the threat.

Let’s review: There was a threat. Someone carrying concealed (with sufficient training and forethought) recognized the threat, and acted prudently in response to it. His presence was sufficient to end the threat.

It was also enough for the prostitute press to keep from saying anything about it. It didn’t fit their narrative. That’s why you won’t read about it in the New York Times or the Washington Post or the Boston Globe. They are all hand-maidens to their bosses who are bent on removing the Second Amendment.

Anti-Gun Group to Boycott Starbucks on Valentine’s Day

English: Starbucks at West Coast Plaza, Singapore

Elliot Fineman, CEO of the National Gun Victims Action Council (NGAC) announced last Monday that its members will boycott Starbucks starting on St. Valentine’s Day to protest the company’s resistance to demands that they cease serving customers who may be carrying weapons, open or concealed. Its purpose, according to Fineman, is “to eliminate the risk of guns in public places and ultimately to bring sane gun laws to the U.S.” Fineman claims that his group is “a network of 14 million gun victims” and that his boycott is being supported by the Episcopal Peace Fellowship, the United Church of Christ, the Fellowship of Reconciliation along with other secular groups that also support the anti-gun movement. Fineman said:

Starbucks allowing guns to be carried in thousands of their stores significantly increases everyone’s risk of being a victim of gun violence. Open and concealed carry are among the reasons there are 12,000 gun homicides each year in the U.S. If we had England’s gun laws we would expect 375 gun homicides each year—97% less than we have. England’s gun laws are based on protecting public safety, ours on maximizing sales for the gun industry…

Our boycott will reduce Starbucks’ stock price by an amount no rational company would allow.

It was two years ago that the Brady Campaign launched a similar boycott of Starbucks that “failed miserably” according to Dave Stockman, senior editor of Gun Week. Noted Stockman: “Starbucks made it plain in 2010…that it [would] abide by local and state laws and [would] not discriminate against a certain class of customers. Many open carry advocates began

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Liberty University Allows Concealed Carry on Campus

Students for Concealed Carry on Campus

Lynchburg, Virginia‘s Liberty University Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr. announced a change in policy that now allows students, staff, and visitors with concealed weapons permits to carry guns on campus. He commented that the new policy “adds to the security and safety of the campus and it’s a good thing. If something—God forbid—ever happened like what happened at Virginia Tech, there would be more than just our police officers who would be able to deal with it.” He added, “I think it’s consistent for a school, for a student body that’s strongly in favor of the Second Amendment…to have policies that are at least as lenient as a number of other universities.”

Although the new policy still prevents students from carrying guns into dormitories and classrooms, and those who do decide to carry on campus must pass a background check in addition to meeting Virginia’s requirements for a concealed weapon permit, Liberty senior Craig Storrs, who heads up the local chapter of Students for Concealed Carry on Campus, was ecstatic: 

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The Passing of Aaron Zelman, Founder of JPFO

Ahuachapan 01 - No guns allowed in the park

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When Aaron Zelman, the founder of Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, died just before Christmas at his home in Wisconsin, eulogies poured in from people Zelman had impacted. One came from Eugene Volokh, who said that Zelman’s “most notable contribution was research pointing out the frequency with which genocide has been preceded by prohibiting arms possession by the targeted victims.”

Zelman’s updated book Death by Gun Control reviews the history of

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Hoplophobia is Curable!

pistol Smith & Wesson Sigma SW9F

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Jennifer Willis exhibited all the symptoms of hoplophobia in explaining her return to sanity in her article in Salon magazine, “I Was Anti-gun, Until I Got Stalked.”

I’m afraid of guns…I abhor them. I used to date a guy who owned a handgun … I made him move [his] small gun safe…to another room….

The idea of owning a gun made me sick to my stomach … I dreamed that people were pointing double-barreled shotguns at me.

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Armed Citizens 1, Criminals 0

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The report from NewsNet5 in Wadsworth, Ohio, was scarcely considered news, rating only a few brief paragraphs: “A gun-carrying couple helped [police] catch a man who was allegedly beating his girlfriend in a parking lot in front of her two children…Police said the couple, who each have a permit to carry a concealed weapon, called 911 [and] then pulled out their guns and ordered the man to the ground.”

Heather Evans told the 911 dispatcher, “My husband and I both have CCW licenses and we were in fear for her life, and we drew our weapons on him.” The attacker, Anthony Konopinski, is now facing domestic violence, child endangerment, resisting arrest, and drug paraphernalia charges.

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Frank Luntz Filters Gun Owners

Frank Luntz

In Monday’s editorial, the New York Times reported the results of a Frank Luntz poll indicating that NRA members are much softer on key issues than the National Rifle Association itself.

Unfortunately, the editorial was rife with filters in the form of hot labels and emotionally-laden words and phrases that immediately impugned the validity of the results of the study.

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Many of the articles on Light from the Right first appeared on either The New American or the McAlvany Intelligence Advisor.
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