Today’s RKBA Daily Digest

Love the Second Amendment? Embrace your right to keep and bear arms? Want to stay in the know?

Here’s your daily digest:

Olive Branch man, 89, confronts armed home invader

OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. — Officials say two robbers are on the loose, accused of invading an 89-year-old man’s home in broad daylight and getting away with a lot of his personal belongings.

Lee Wren says it all started when someone kicked in his door in the 2800 block of Pleasant Hill Road around 8:30 Tuesday morning.

“Suddenly I heard bang, bang, bang at the door,” he said. “And I run to the door.”

He says a man who appeared to have a gun demanded money.

Read more: [HERE]

Suspected burglars wearing hoods gather at woman’s front door. But she greets them carrying a gun.

Four men were planning to commit a burglary at a Louisiana home Thursday, Sheriff Steve Prator of the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office said.

But they encountered someone who clearly took them by surprise: A “gun-toting homeowner,” Prator noted.

Deputies were called to the Keithville home just before 10 a.m. about a burglary in progress, and the homeowner said hooded men carrying backpacks were gathered at her front door, the sheriff said.

Read more: [TheBlaze]

Deadly truck attack in Lower Manhattan ends when officer shoots suspect

Eight people were killed and 11 others injured Tuesday afternoon in Lower Manhattan when a driver plowed a Home Depot pickup truck down a crowded bike path before he was shot by police.

Authorities say 29-year-old Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov was waving around a pellet gun and a paintball gun and yelling “Allahu akbar” when an officer shot him in the stomach, according to the New York Times.

“Based on information we have at this moment, this was an act of terror, and a particularly cowardly act of terror aimed at innocent civilians,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio at a news conference.

Police say a note found in the truck claimed that the suspect acted in the name of ISIS.

Read more: [Guns.com]

…and yet, there’s this nonsense:

The morning after a deadly terror attack in lower Manhattan Tuesday afternoon, journalists in the left-wing media couldn’t get their head around a deadly attack that didn’t involve guns. 8 people were killed and several others injured in New York City yesterday afternoon, after an Islamic radical motivated by ISIS mowed down pedestrians in a bike path, just blocks away from the World Trade Center memorial. Liberal journalists took to Twitter, and some even used their news programs to complain about gun control, and call out President Trump for calling the act terrorism right away, which he didn’t do after Las Vegas.

Nicholas Kristof, columnist for the New York Times and CNN contributor, predictably attributed NYC’s strict gun laws to the relatively low number of deaths, (instead of the police officer with a gun, who shot and apprehended the terrorist.)
Read more: [HERE]

The Self Defense Gun Stories You Don’t See in the Mainstream News

Here is some news you won’t find in the mainstream media. Again this week, responsible gun owners defend themselves and the people they love.

Self-defense instructor Amanda Suffecool joined the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast to look at three new examples. Were these gun owners lucky, or were they trained and prepared?   What can we learn from their experience? Listen and find out.
(19-minute podcast)

All three victims survived lethal attacks because they had a gun.

Read more: [AMMOLAND]

DA: Plum man won’t face charges in shooting death of 16-year-old

A 23-year-old man who shot and killed a 16-year-old boy in a parking lot outside Linton Middle School in Penn Hills will not face charges in the teenager’s death, according to the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office.

Nicholas I. Knight, of Plum, was justified when he shot Deven Holloway, spokesman Mike Manko said Tuesday.

“After a thorough and complete investigation by the Allegheny County Police, our review of the evidence dealing with the fatal shooting of Deven Holloway indicated that Nicholas Knight was justified in his use of force to defend himself and, as a result, will not be charged with the shooting death,” Mr. Manko said.

Read more: [HERE]

University of Tennessee’s Republican group pushes for concealed carry on campus

The University of Tennessee’s College Republicans on Monday pushed to allow concealed carry on campus, The U-T Daily Beacon reported.

Protesting what they see as the “disarming of innocent, defenseless students,” the students in the group went about their day wearing empty holsters.

Under Tennessee law, most full-time employees at UT are allowed to carry a concealed handgun on campus, as long as they possess a valid permit. Students are prohibited from concealed carry, Alex Swisher, the president of the group said. He said he believes the rule is unfair, the report said.

Read more: [HERE]

GOP vows to ease gun access in Michigan

Lansing — The nation’s deadliest mass shooting has temporarily delayed Michigan Republican lawmakers’ plans to scrap concealed pistol training requirements and expand gun access, but top GOP leaders say the fight isn’t over.

Concealed carry permits need to be eliminated because they amount to an unfair “coat tax” costing legal gun owners money when a gun is hidden but not when it’s carried openly, Republican proponents say. But most Democrats and some Republicans say the plan risks more gun violence by not only ending concealed weapon permits but removing currently required safety training.

Other bills allow concealed pistols in “gun free” zones, which include schools, day care centers, sports arenas, bars, hospitals, college dorms, casinos, stadiums and places of worship.

Read more: [HERE]

More political nonsense from the NFL:

Gun Groups Slam NFL’s San Francisco 49ers for Half Million Dollar Gun-Control Donation

Gun-rights groups criticized the San Francisco 49ers this week for donating half-a-million dollars to a new gun-control effort.

In the lead up to the winless team’s defeat at the hands of the best team in the National Football League, the 7-1 Philadelphia Eagles, the 49ers announced they would be making the donation to an effort to ban bump fire stocks, silencers, and “armor piercing bullets.” The 49ers said they would be partnering with a number of police unions representing officers from cities like Oakland, Santa Clara, Los Angeles, New York City, and Portland in the new gun-control effort. The money donated by the 49ers will go towards an outreach campaign that will include public-service announcements.

“It seems insane to me that a citizen can buy something like that,” 49ers CEO Jed York told the Mercury News of bump fire stocks. “I’m not anti-Second Amendment. This is something that is common sense.”

Read more: [FreeBeacon]

Dummies gonna dumb…

BRUCE MAXWELL POLICE REPORT: MLB PLAYER CUSSED OUT, BERATED COPS… During Gun Arrest

Oakland A’s catcher Bruce Maxwell — the only MLB player who took a knee last season — made “anti-police statements” and cussed out officers during his gun arrest … this according to the police report.

26-year-old Maxwell was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and disorderly conduct in Scottsdale, AZ on Saturday after allegedly pulling a gun on a food delivery woman.

According to the police report, obtained by TMZ Sports, the woman says she was making a routine delivery from Geno’s Pizza and Cheesesteaks in Tempe when Maxwell answered the door and stuck a gun right in her face.

Read more: [TMZ]

Wait, if guns are easier to get than books (like Obama claims), why are they always being stolen? 

Guns stolen from Springfield UPS facility were destined for Bass Pro, ATF says

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives is investigating a break-in and theft of firearms from a Springfield package facility that were destined for Bass Pro Shops.

In a news release posted to Twitter, the ATF said a person or persons unknown broke into the UPS freight service center in the 2500 block of North Le Compte Road.

“They forced their way into several trailers, removing numerous items, including multiple firearms that were part of an interstate shipment destined for a federal firearms licensee,” the ATF said.

The ATF, which is investigating with the Springfield Police Department, says it has no suspect information at all.

Read more: [HERE]

Some good news out of Congress:

Every major gun control bill proposed since the Las Vegas massacre is losing ground in Congress

A little more than three weeks after a gunman killed 58 people at a concert in Las Vegas, gun control advocates are still pushing for legislation to help prevent future massacres, but most of the legislation has already stalled in Congress.

After it was revealed that the Las Vegas shooter used bump stocks to increase how fast he could shoot, there seemed to be wide bipartisan support for regulating accessories that turn semi-automatic weapons into fully-automatic ones.

A Politico poll released in October found that 64% of voters support stricter gun laws, but wide disparities exist between Republicans and Democrats.  83% of Democrats support stricter laws whereas 49% of Republican voters support them.

Read more: [HERE]

And finally… even though SOME of you may not want to hear it, ’tis the Season!!

Build-A-Bear Workshop coming to Bass Pro for the holidays

In an effort to boost earnings, create a greater customer base, and please current patrons, Build-A-Bear will bring workshops inside five Bass Pro Shops across the country for the holiday season, the St. Louis-based company announced last week.

A trial run of the idea at the Springfield, Missouri, Bass Pro was deemed successful, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

This holiday season, the workshops can be found at the Bass Pro Shops’ Christmas villages, a.k.a. Santa’s Wonderland, in the following locations: Springfield, Missouri; Clarksville, Indiana; Sevierville, Tennessee; Rancho Cucamonga, California; and Fort Myers, Florida.

Read more: [Guns.com]

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