Mother and daughter fight off armed robber

As a masked man pointed a shotgun at Tina Ring, demanding money, all she could think about was the safety of her daughter, Ashley Lee.

Ring, 53, and Lee, 30, were working Thursday night at the family’s liquor store, Forest Acres Liquor, when the man entered the store and told the mother and daughter to hand over money from the cash register.

“I didn’t want him to hurt my daughter,” Ring told the Tulsa World on Friday. “That was my main thought.”

The confrontation ended when Ring and Lee shot the robber, later identified by police as Tyrone Lee, several times. Tyrone Lee has no relation to Ashley Lee.

Read More at Tulsa World

Woman on illegal drugs gouges out both her own eyes

A South Carolina woman [Kaylee Muthart, 20] terrified churchgoers this week after investigators said she was seen across the street from a church gouging her eyes out with her own hands.

The woman survived, and was recovering at a nearby hospital.

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office and EMS responded to the scene after dispatchers received a call on Tuesday that a woman was holding a human eyeball in her hand…

Despite initial reports that she gouged out just one eye, Lt. Bowland from the Anderson County Sheriff’s office said both eyes were removed…

Read more at Fox News

Muthart’s mother, Katy Tompkins, told People that doctors informed her that her daughter was blind from the incident….

Tompkins said doctors believed her daughter used methamphetamine laced with another substance which caused her to hallucinate.

Tompkins said Muthart believed “the world was upside down” and she “heard voices that told her to sacrifice her eyes in order to make it to heaven.”

She said her daughter started using methamphetamine last year when she moved out. Tompkins said she tried to get her daughter to get help just days before the incident….

Read more at Fox News

 

Harvard Study Reveals Countries with More Guns Have Less Crime

According to a study in the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, which cites the Centers for Disease Control, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the United Nations International Study on Firearms Regulation, the more guns a nation has, the less criminal activity.

In other words, more firearms, less crime, concludes the virtually unpublicized research report by attorney Don B. Kates and Dr. Gary Mauser. But the key is firearms in the hands of private citizens….

Norway, Finland, Germany, France and Denmark, which have high rates of gun ownership, have low murder rates. On the other hand, in Luxembourg, where handguns are totally banned and ownership of any kind of gun is minimal, the murder rate is nine times higher than Germany. Their source of information? The United Nations’ International Study on Firearms Regulation, published by the UN’s Economic and Social Council and the United Nations Commission on Crime-Prevention and Criminal Justice.

When Kates and Mauser compared England with the United States, they found “’a negative correlation,’ that is, ‘where firearms are most dense violent crime rates are lowest, and where guns are least dense, violent crime rates are highest.’ There is no consistent significant positive association between gun ownership levels and violence rates.”

In 2004, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences released an evaluation from its review of existing research. After reviewing 253 journal articles, 99 books, 43 government publications and its own original empirical research, it failed to identify any gun control that had reduced violent crime, suicide, or gun accidents, note Kates and Mauser.

Read more at beliefnet.com

Intruder fires and misses but homeowner does not

A homeowner wounded an intruder Monday night after they traded gunfire in east Oak Cliff, Dallas police said….

According to police, a homeowner was confronted by someone who shot at him while he was still in his vehicle. The shot missed, and the homeowner then produced his own handgun and fired back, hitting the intruder….

The suspect was taken to Baylor University Medical Center in critical condition. The homeowner was not injured, police said.

Reported by The Dallas Morning News

Female off-duty border patrol officer kills early morning intruder

A burglar busted through the glass doors of a house … only to face a deadly barrage of bullets from the homeowner — a high-ranking Miami federal agent.

Authorities said Maria Otero, the branch chief of the Miami office of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, killed Robert Young III after he broke into her home at 1:29 a.m…..

Young, 28, has a lengthy history of arrests in Miami-Dade, state records show.

He got into trouble in August after becoming upset when a gas station clerk refused to call 911 for him. The clerk told police that Young smashed a bunch of wine bottles inside the store. He was charged with misdemeanor criminal mischief and was awaiting trial.

His record also shows a conviction in 2013 for grand theft after he and a friend held up an associate in Liberty City. He served a year of probation. Three years before that, Young did another probation stint after getting busted for carrying a concealed weapon.

He’s also beaten charges of carrying a concealed weapon and misdemeanor battery….

Reported by Miami Herald

I Grew Up in Chavez’s Socialist Venezuela. Here’s What I Think About the Current Crisis.

By Ricardo Pica, excerpted from The Daily Signal

Venezuela’s air is thick with tear gas and its streets are stained with the blood of its youth.

The South American nation has been reduced to a battlefield as government forces brutally pummel protestors. For the past 50 days, Venezuelans throughout the country have taken to the streets in anti-government uprisings.

With approval ratings in the teens, the socialist and criminal regime of President Nicolas Maduro appears to be on its last legs.

Hundreds of thousands of protestors continue pouring into the streets, demanding an end to the corruption that has bankrupted the world’s most oil-rich nation.

Maduro has predictably responded to this pressure with more violence….

Over 20 years ago, under the banner of socialism and its endless list of impossible promises, demagogues hijacked Venezuela’s government, dismantled civil society, and crippled the national economy.

Led by Maduro’s deceased predecessor, Hugo Chavez, the socialists implemented measures that crippled the private sector and triggered massive capital flights and brain drains.

Growing up in Chavez’s Venezuela is the defining experience of my life. The country was collapsing and no one seemed to be able to stop it. The opposition was persecuted, journalists were silenced, peaceful protesters were murdered, and crime was rampant….

History has repeatedly shown socialism to be a corrupt and destructive force, and there is no better example of this than in today’s Venezuela.

Read the full article on The Daily Signal.

 

Four armed robbers are no match for an AK-47

Reported by Controversial Times on 2016-10-06

There was a hail of gunfire as a jewelry store employee made the decision to shoot back – armed with an AK-47 rifle he keeps behind the counter – at four armed men who opened fire on his customers and staff during an attempted robbery.

The owner of Jeff’s Jewelry Store, Jeffery Turner, told police that four men stormed into his store, brandishing firearms. The armed thugs then demanded jewelry, purses and other items causing Turner to pull an AK-47 semi-automatic rifle from behind the counter.

When the armed thieves opened fire amidst store employees and customers Turner returned fire with the AK-47 rifle. At least three store employees drew their concealed firearms and returned fire on the suspects, striking one of the shooters multiple times, killing him instantly.

The dead robber’s three accomplices fled the store in a white Dodge Charger. Police found the Charger abandoned not far from the jewelry store and say the three suspects are still on the loose despite roadblocks and assistance from a DEA helicopter….

This isn’t the first time Jeff’s Jewelry has been targeted. In November of 2014, five men in a plumber’s van backed up to the store, jumped out, and smashed down the door with a sledgehammer.

Early morning home intruder shot

A man was shot several times when investigators say he tried to break into a Pasadena home … around 6:30 Tuesday morning.

“It’s just amazing that people do what they do and expect nothing to happen to them,” Robert Lambert said, who lives a few houses down the street.

Police say the intruder tried to break a front window seven or eight times and the mom and son inside heard him. A family member tells ABC-13 the son shot the intruder once and the mom fired several shots….

The man was hit twice in the backside and once in the face…. The man was flown to the hospital.

Reported by abc13.com

Off-duty officer kills armed robber

Reported By Fox News on 2015-12-20

“An off-duty Baltimore cop shot and killed an armed robbery suspect who police say tried to rob the officer with what turned out to be a toy gun…. Police said … that the officer fired in self-defense…. The officer, who was not identified, is an 18-year veteran of the department assigned to the special operations unit…. When the suspect asked for a wallet, he reached into his bag like he was getting his wallet. That’s when he shot the suspect because he was pointing a gun at him…. Police determined after the shooting that Moreland’s weapon was a realistic-looking toy gun….”