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Sometimes you cannot have too much protection. What is needed is more guns in the hands of more people. At other times:

Innocent bystander shot outside popular downtown Minneapolis

Steve Ericson, KARE 10:26 PM. CDT May 14, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS An innocent bystander was caught in gunfire during a fight and subsequent shooting outside a popular downtown Minneapolis bar on Saturday night.

The shooting happened around 8 p.m. outside Lyon’s Pub at 16 South 6th Street. Authorities say there was some sort of argument between two groups of younger people when several shots were fired.

Obviously, too slow on the draw. Needs more practice.

Your Friend The Handgun

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I’m not vouching for this Benjamin Franklin quote, but  it stands to reason if you don’t have a handgun, then how are you going to keep somebody from shooting you in the back? For example:

Teen nicknamed ‘Shoota’ accused of shooting girl in the back, say investigators

by SBG San Antonio Thursday, May 18th 2017

SAN ANTONIO – Less than two days after a teenage girl was critically wounded in a late night shooting, police arrested a suspect in the case.

Ezequiel Vela, 17, is accused of shooting the 16-year-old victim in the back late Monday night. The bullet then came out through her chest.

Investigators say Vela, who also goes by the nickname, ‘Shoota,’ and the victim were with a group of people behind Burke Elementary School on the Northwest Side when Vela reportedly pulled out a gun and shot the girl. The arrest affidavit states Vela also tried to shoot another girl, but the gun failed to fire.

You get ’em , Ben.

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So, are we the safest country in the world? Let’s take a look:

Mount Pleasant police arrest woman, 31, in father’s shooting death in I’On neighborhood

May 9, 2017

Days after she was evicted from her parents’ home, a 31-year-old woman was accused Tuesday of gunning down her father in Mount Pleasant’s affluent I’On community.

Brittany Simpson faces charges of murder and possession of a firearm in a violent crime.

Her father, Robert Simpson, 66, was known among neighbors as an affable film industry worker with a British accent.

You have to think it was the British accent.

Your Friend The Handgun

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Friends of mine like to remind me that we are safer now that more people are allowed to own and carry handguns. It’s interesting to see how that’s working out:

Woman, 78, shot after being mistaken for an intruder: Police

Updated on May 20, 2017 at 12:27 PMPosted on May 20, 2017 at 7:35 AM

A 78-year-old York County woman was shot early Saturday morning after she was mistaken for an intruder by a 78-year-old man, according to state police.

The incident took place just after 3:30 a.m. at a home along the 300 block of West Maple Avenue in Red Lion, police said.

The victim, identified as Joan Reichard, was shot once in the chest and is listed in stable condition at York Hospital, police said.


I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling safer already.

Your Friend The Handgun

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From Joe For America

A (former) Facebook friend once posted an item comparing homicides in two places such as Chicago and Houston, and I asked what could account for the difference. She responded that our more accommodating gun laws (in Texas) account for Texas being a safer place. She has since unfriended me after I posted some stuff unflattering to the Trumps, which has sort of been the way of all but a couple of Facebook friends who classify themselves as politically conservative.

So, I am led to believe that allowing all manner of people to own handguns and to carry them just about anywhere, anytime is what’s making us safer. I decided to do some checking and see how that’s working out:

Suspect shot at man, but hit, killed girlfriend at Dallas bar

A 19-year-old man opened fire at another man during a fight at a Dallas bar early Sunday, but the round struck and killed his girlfriend, police said.

Another woman also was wounded, but her injury was not life-threatening.

Police identified the victim as Natalie Tavares, 18, who died at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas shortly after being shot.

At the scene, officers arrested her boyfriend, Aldo Saucedo, 19, who faces charges of murder and aggravated assault, police said.

Thanks. I’m feeling safer already.

Your Friend The Handgun

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Let me know when you get to feeling safer: ABC News had the story:

Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams announced today in a press conference that 23-year-old Aaron Juan Saucedo has been arrested in connection with a string of shootings that resulted in nine deaths.

The shootings took place between August 2015 and July 2016.

According to police, Saucedo was already in jail for the murder of 61-year-old Raul Romero, who was shot multiple times in his driveway in August 2015 and died at a hospital shortly after. Saucedo has been booked on an additional 26 felony counts including homicide.

There is no known correlation between the victims and the suspect, police said. Police added that there may be additional victims out there and they are continuing to investigate.

The Second Amendment works to keep us safe by allowing just about anybody to own a firearm of almost any kind. How is that working out?

Your Friend The Handgun

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The Second Amendment protects your right to own a handgun. This according to a number of court rulings. Sometimes this right comes in handy:

Friday, April 21, 2017 10:33PM

Russell Cormier, 53, is charged with killing his ex-wife Fannie McWhite. He is also suspected of killing Thornton Jack Bivens, and then shooting his neighbor Roshal Barley.

Deputies told ABC13 that the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force captured Cormier overnight. Sources said that Cormier was found sleeping under a park slide at Gaston and Highway 59. He was not armed.

The news item did not give a motive for the shootings, but there was no  mention of popcorn.

Your Friend The Handgun

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Modern life can be stressful, what with disappointment, unfulfilled expectations, poor life choices, unexpected reverses. Throughout there is a friend who will never let you down. The Second Amendment ensures American citizens that friend will always be available. As ABC News reports:

A woman is dead and two people are in critical condition after a shooting at an automotive part production plant in Cookeville, Tennessee, this morning, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office said.

The scene at the Ficosa plant has since been secured and there is no danger to the public, the Cookeville Police Department said.

The woman was the shooter and it appears she took her own life, officials said at a news conference this afternoon.

It’s there when you need it, readers. Don’t leave home without it.

Take note this Tennessee workplace shooting is not to be confused with the Tennessee workplace shooting last year. And may Jesus have mercy on our souls.

Your Friend The Handgun

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The Second Amendment gives American citizens the right to possess firearms for purposes of  national security and also  for their personal protection. It is well known that we must always be on our guard against a pervasive criminal element, and a readily available handgun is our best protection. Handguns also come in handy when a nasty domestic situation arises:

A gunman’s “relatively short” marriage and his alleged history of crime and drug use preceded Monday’s killing and suicide at a California grade school where three people died, according to police.

Cedric Anderson, of Riverside, California, walked into a special-needs classroom at North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino and opened fire on his estranged wife, Karen Elaine Smith, “without saying anything,” before turning the gun himself, San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan said.

Two young students were also shot. One, eight years old, died.

Y’all be careful out there. and keep your powder dry.

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The NRA stands up for citizens demanding the right to carry handguns for personal protection. Regarding the Second Amendment, apparently some assembly is required:

Deputies: Palm Harbor man accidentally shoots himself in bathroom at AMC theater in Oldsmar

Times staff

Friday, March 10, 2017 5:30pm

OLDSMAR –– A 26-year old man accidentally shot himself Friday in a bathroom stall at the AMC Woodlands Square 20 in Oldsmar, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies said Nathan A. Schrage of Palm Harbor removed his gun from a concealed holster and placed it on the toilet paper dispenser at the theater on Tampa Road. When Schrage attempted to place the gun back in the holster shortly before 2 p.m., the firearm accidentally discharged a bullet and injured his hand, deputies said.

Schrage has a valid concealed-carry permit, deputies said. No other movie patrons were inside the bathroom during the shooting, deputies said. Schrage was transported to Tampa General Hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

A movie theater is definitely the place where you will need a handgun for your personal protection. You never know when the person sitting next to you will be carrying some concealed popcorn.

Keep reading. And may Jesus have mercy on our souls.