Wisconsin sheriff urges residents to arm themselves – via FoxNews

A sheriff who released a radio ad urging Milwaukee-area residents to learn to handle firearms so they can defend themselves while waiting for police said Friday that law enforcement cutbacks have changed the way police can respond to crime.
In the 30-second commercial, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. says personal safety is no longer a spectator sport.
“I need you in the game,” he says.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/01/26/wis-sheriff-urges-residents-to-get-gun-training/#ixzz2JC9SZwHS

Homeowner grabs gun as man pounds on door – via KCCI 8

Investigators said the man shot first, pounded on the door and then forced his way into the house near 16th and Drexel streets about 11:30 p.m. The man shot was originally expected to survive, police said, but he later died of his injuries at a hospital.

Read more: http://www.kcci.com/news/central-iowa/Homeowner-grabs-gun-as-man-pounds-on-door/-/9357080/18279360/-/81t7qy/-/index.html#ixzz2J9SyITxa

War veteran pulls gun on burglar – via MyFoxAtlanta

BOGART, Ga. –
A local war veteran in a wheelchair tells FOX 5 he sent a burglar from his home. Army veteran Mark Sikes of Bogart says he pulled out his pistol as soon as he heard his front door coming down.
Sikes, who is wheelchair-bound, says he was watching TV when he heard a noise, and saw a man standing in the hallway of his home. He says he didn’t hesitate to grab his handgun when he heard the noise.

Read more: http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/story/20702380/war-veteran-scares-off-burglar-with-gun

Homeowner foils pair of burglars, KVOE, Emporia, Kans. 01/02/13

Around 4 a.m., Ronald Sleisher was awakened in his home north of Neosho Rapids, Kans., by the sound of banging at the door and breaking glass. Sleisher retrieved a gun, went to investigate and discovered two intruders. Sleisher fired at the pair, striking one. The homeowner then held the other burglar at gunpoint until police could arrive.

Read more: http://www.nraila.org/gun-laws/armed-citizen/2013/homeowner-foils-pair-of-burglars,-kvoe,-emporia,-kans-010213.aspx?s=&st=&ps=

Mother of two protects children from home invader, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, Atlanta, Ga. 01/04/13

A mother of two was home with her children in Loganville, Ga. when she heard a repeated knocking at the door. Concerned, the mother called her husband, who told her to “get the kids and hide.” The mother complied, retrieving a gun and taking her children to a crawlspace. By the time they were hidden, the criminal who had been knocking at the door had made it inside the house and was making his way towards the closet where the family was hiding. The home invader opened the crawlspace door, at which point the mother fired six shots from a .38-caliber revolver, striking the criminal five times. The mother kept the revolver trained on the home invader as he exited the house.

Read more: http://www.nraila.org/gun-laws/armed-citizen/2013/mother-of-two-protects-children-from-home-invader,-the-atlanta-journal-constitution,-atlanta,-ga-010413.aspx?s=&st=&ps=

Father protects infant son from violent attack, The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, Ohio 01/08/12

fter pulling into the driveway of his brother’s home in Columbus, Ohio, Kelby Smith removed his 2-month-old son, still in his car seat, from the vehicle. While still in the driveway, an armed robber approached Smith and demanded money, prompting Smith to kneel down to shield his son. Smith, a Right-to-Carry permit holder, handed the man a small amount of money then drew a pistol, at which point the criminal retreated. But during his escape, the robber turned and pointed his gun at Smith, prompting Smith to shoot the criminal.

Read more: http://www.nraila.org/gun-laws/armed-citizen/2013/father-protects-infant-son-from-violent-attack,-the-columbus-dispatch,-columbus,-ohio-010812.aspx?s=&st=&ps=

From rasmussenreports.com: 65% See Gun Rights As Protection Against Tyranny

Two-out-of-three Americans recognize that their constitutional right to own a gun was intended to ensure their freedom.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 65% of American Adults think the purpose of the Second Amendment is to make sure that people are able to protect themselves from tyranny. Only 17% disagree, while another 18% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Read more: http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/gun_control/65_see_gun_rights_as_protection_against_tyranny