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Granddad shoots one of two armed home invaders in ill-fated heist — and victim’s granddaughter came up with idea for the crime, cops say

The good news? A 65-year-old Florida homeowner successfully fought back against two armed home invaders Thursday morning — managing to turn the tables on the pair by using his own gun and shooting one of them before they took off from his Pensacola residence, WKRG-TV reported.

The bad news? The victim’s granddaughter came up with the idea for the ill-fated heist, authorities told the station.

What are the details?

Cynthia Register and her friends were trying to come up with bail money for another friend when Register said her grandfather had some, the station said — and then they hatched a plan to rob Register’s grandfather, WKRG reported.

Image source: Escambia County (Florida) Sheriff’s Office

So just before 4 a.m. Tayari Crear and Jemarquz Cromwell entered the home of Register’s grandfather in the 7300 block of West Jackson Street.

Escambia County Sheriff Chip Simmons offered a bit of a play by play on what happened next.

Image source: WKRG-TV video screenshot

“Mind you Cynthia Register, granddaughter, does not go in the house. Why? Because she knows that Grampa has a gun. So she decides to stay outside,” Simmons said. “But she allows Tayari Crear and Jemarquz Cromwell to enter the home. And granddaughter was right. Granddaddy did have a gun. He did use the gun because he was being burglarized. So Granddaddy shot Cromwell in the chest area, and then they fled the home.”

Then what happened?

Crear and Cromwell climbed in a vehicle and drove off, but they wrecked the car a few blocks away, the sheriff’s office said.

Image source: Escambia County (Florida) Sheriff’s Office

Then another vehicle pulled up to the crash site and drove away with both suspects, authorities said, adding that the two suspects were dropped off at a local hospital where they were met by deputies. Natalie Gagne was the driver who picked up Crear and Cromwell after they wrecked their vehicle, the sheriff’s office said.

Image source: Escambia County (Florida) Sheriff’s Office

It was discovered that Register, Gagne, Crear, Cromwell — as well as Clint Hochhalter and Dominique Gonzalez — came up with the plan to rob Register’s grandfather after Register pitched the idea to the group, authorities said.

Image source: Escambia County (Florida) Sheriff’s Office

Register and Hochhalter have been arrested and charged with armed home invasion robbery (principle), the sheriff’s office said, while Gagne, Crear, Gonzalez, and Cromwell were arrested and charged with armed home invasion robbery.

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Man breaks into home of mother of three. Problem for intruder? Mom is a sheriff’s deputy — and she doesn’t hesitate to use her gun.

One guy sure picked the wrong house to break into last week — and he didn’t stop at just one.

What are the details?

Bart Anthony Coniglio forcibly entered a family member’s home in Wilmington just before 1 p.m. last Wednesday, WECT-TV reported, citing the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation. A female who made a 911 call said it was her son, the station added.

After she escaped out the front door with a friend, the pair ran to a neighbor’s home — which happened to be the residence of New Hanover County sheriff’s deputy Leyla M. Davis-Woodhouse, a mother of three who was off duty with her kids, the station said.

Authorities said Coniglio then forcibly entered the deputy’s home, where a physical altercation took place, WECT said.

Turns out the woman who ran from the first house was still on her call to 911 — and was now describing events while hiding in a bedroom in the deputy’s home, the station reported.

“He’s trying to get in her house,” she said, according to WECT. “She’s fighting with him outside.” The station added that moments later, the caller said, “She’s trying to get him out of the house … he won’t get out.”

What happened next?

Other neighbors told WECT that Davis-Woodhouse warned Coniglio to not come any closer or she’d have to draw her gun — and then moments later, they heard two shots.

“She shot him or something,” the caller said, according to the station.

Minutes later Davis-Woodhouse called 911 and said, “This man has pushed his way into my house, and I shot him twice. They need to get here now,” WECT reported.

Then Davis-Woodhouse shouted, “Stay down, you hear me?” after which she told the dispatcher, “He fought me on the porch and pushed his way inside my house,” the station said.

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Conigilio is no stranger to law enforcement. According to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, the 40-year-old is a convicted felon who has a criminal record dating back to 2002 for offenses ranging from resisting an officer, to possession of controlled substances, to multiple DWI arrests, and embezzlement. He has not done any prison time in North Carolina.

Coniglio also has pending court dates on more than a dozen criminal charges in New Hanover County, including Assault on a Female, Domestic Violence Protective Order Violation, Habitual Assault, Probation Violation, and giving Fictitious Information to an Officer.

What else do we know the suspect?

Coniglio was hospitalized and was being treated as of Wednesday, WLOS-TV reported.

A family member filed a Jan. 8 domestic violence protective order against Coniglio that said he has “ongoing mental health issues,” the StarNews reported. The family member wrote that she feared her safety, and Coniglio “believes he is possessed by demons and that people are going to shoot him.”

What else do we know about the deputy?

The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office said it hired Davis-Woodhouse in August 2014 as a detention officer and promoted her to deputy in May 2018, the paper said. She moved to the patrol division in July 2018 and was promoted to detective on Feb. 9, 2021, the StarNews said.

(H/T: The Police Tribune)

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Suspects in police chase try breaking into house by shooting through door. But homeowner has gun, too — and is in no mood to play.

A police chase in Georgia over the weekend in which two men in a pickup truck were firing at sheriff’s deputies took a detour when the suspects pulled into a residential driveway and tried to break into a house by shooting through the door, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said.

But the suspects soon had a radical change of heart.

You see, the homeowner also had a gun — and he fired back at the suspects, who decided to not try anything further at the house and took off, authorities said.

How did this all start?

GBI said a Seminole County sheriff’s deputy on Saturday tried to conduct a reckless driving traffic stop on a white 2500 Chevrolet pickup truck with a Florida license plate. There were two men in pickup, the driver refused to stop, and a chase began, the agency said.

A second Seminole County deputy joined the pursuit, and the suspects began to fire at the deputies, GBI said, adding that the deputies returned fire.

The deputies continued the chase into Decatur County, where sheriff’s deputies there joined the pursuit, the agency said. That’s when the suspects pulled into the driveway of the Decatur County residence and tried to break in by shooting through the door, after which the homeowner returned fire, GBI said.

What happened next?

After the suspects took off from the home, one of the suspects shot at an arriving Decatur County deputy’s vehicle and hit the deputy, the agency said. The deputy was taken to a hospital for treatment and surgery and was listed in critical condition, GBI said.

The suspects fled in their truck and wrecked it a short time later in a wooded area, the agency said.

A Georgia State Patrol helicopter and crew responded to the spot where the truck was wrecked, and one of the two suspects — 41-year-old Brad Phillips — was taken into custody without further incident, GBI said. Brad Phillips has been charged with aggravated assault on a peace officer, the agency added.

But Troy Arthur Phillips got away — and a manhunt involving multiple local, state, and federal law enforcement officers commenced, GBI said. Citizens were warned to not approach Phillips, whom the agency considered “armed and dangerous” and who was wanted for aggravated assault on a peace officer.

Troy Arthur PhillipsImage source: Georgia Bureau of Investigation

GBI then reported Sunday that Phillips was arrested and in custody of law enforcement.

Anything else?

Family members identified the Decatur County deputy who was shot as Lieutenant Justin Bedwell, WSB-TV reported. His sister said he was flown to a Tallahassee hospital, the station said, adding that a GoFundMe has been set up to help Bedwell’s family with medical expenses.

WSB said it’s unclear whether the suspects are related.

Here’s a video report from WXIA-TV that aired prior to Troy Arthur Phillips’ capture that shows more images of him:

Manhunt in South Georgia after deputy critically shot

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Merrick Garland admits his DOJ would ‘advance’ Joe Biden’s gun control agenda: ‘Entitled to pursue’

Merrick Garland, the nominee for attorney general, admitted Monday that the Department of Justice would most likely enforce President Joe Biden’s gun control agenda.

What did Garland say?

Garland revealed his philosophy toward the Second Amendment during questioning from Utah Sen. Mike Lee (R).

Lee asked, “Do you support banning of certain types of firearms?”

“Well, as I’m sure you know, the president is a strong supporter of gun control and has been an advocate all his professional life on this question,” Garland responded.

“The role of the Justice Department is to advance the policy program of the administration as long as it is consistent with the law,” he continued. “Where there is room under the law for the president’s policies to be pursued, then I think the president is entitled to pursue them.”

Garland, however, conceded the Supreme Court has given “a little indication” about the extent of the Second Amendment, a reference to
D.C. v. Heller and McDonald v. Chicago, two landmark Supreme Court cases affirming the fundamental nature of Second Amendment rights.

Garland later said his view is “totally controlled” by those Supreme Court precedents.

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What about Biden’s gun goals?

Biden has made gun control a central concern of his political agenda, both throughout his presidential campaign and since taking office last month.

Biden’s aggressive gun control agenda includes, among other promises:

  • Banning the manufacture and sale of “assault weapons and high-capacity magazines,” which Biden calls “weapons of war”
  • Restricting Americans to one firearm purchase per month
  • Ending online firearm and ammunition sale
  • Putting “America on the path to ensuring that 100% of firearms sold in America are smart guns”
  • Requiring “gun owners to safely store their weapons”

While the constitutionality of assault weapons bans have yet to be determined by the Supreme Court — the high court rejected hearing 10 gun-related cases last year, which included cases involving assault weapons bans — the court has already ruled on at-home safety restrictions.

While many states require gun owners to keep firearms out of access for minors, there is no federal law mandating the safe storage of firearms.

However, the Supreme Court ruled in D.C. v. Heller that a portion of D.C.’s firearm regulations that required all firearms in a home be “unloaded and disassembled or bound by a trigger lock” was unconstitutional.

Still, the Supreme Court has affirmed that some restrictions on the Second Amendment are not unreasonable, and therefore permissible. Where the proverbial line in the sand exists, though, has not been made clear, and will likely be established in due time.

Anything else?

The White House confirmed last week that Biden may use executive action to enact his gun control agenda.

Biden earlier used the third anniversary of the Parkland, Florida, tragedy to push for gun control.

“Today, I am calling on Congress to enact commonsense gun law reforms, including requiring background checks on all gun sales, banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and eliminating immunity for gun manufacturers who knowingly put weapons of war on our streets,” Biden said on Feb. 14.

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Louisiana gunman learns the hard way not to open fire at people inside gun store

Armed citizens are being credited with saving lives after they engaged a gunman who opened fire on customers inside a Louisiana gun store on Saturday.

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office said a gunman opened fire inside the Jefferson Gun Outlet — a combination gun store and indoor shooting range located in Metairie, Louisiana — before being engaged by armed bystanders outside the store.

The gunman shot four people, killing two and leaving two others injured. The gunman was killed by the armed citizens.

The Jefferson Gun Outlet in Metairie, Louisiana. (Michael DeMocker/Getty Images)

“Arriving deputies located several victims suffering from gunshot wounds,” the JPSO said in a statement, Fox News reported. “Three individuals were pronounced dead on the scene, and two more were transported to a local hospital for treatment. The two transported victims are in stable condition.”

“At this time, it appears a suspect shot two victims inside the location, then was engaged and shot outside the location by multiple other individuals,” the statement continued. “The suspect is one of the deceased on scene.”

The incident happened shortly before 3 p.m. on Saturday.

What did witnesses say?

Michael Mayer, an executive at the Jefferson Gun Outlet, told the New York Times the gunman opened fire after becoming enraged by a request to unload his firearm before entering the store.

“He became agitated by the request and pulled his gun out of his pants and started firing,” Mayer told the Times. “Our armed and trained employees, as well as some armed permitted customers, returned fire and eliminated the threat.”

Tyrone Russell told the newspaper that he was taking a concealed carry permit class at the gun store when the shots rang out.

“All of a sudden, all I hear is a whole lot of gunshots,” Russell said, adding that “everybody started panicking” and “it was like a real shootout.”

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said the agency’s New Orleans office is assisting with the investigation.

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Democratic bill would create public registry of gun owners, their guns, and where they keep them

A Democratic bill introduced in the House of Representatives this year aims to create a mandatory and publicly accessible registry listing the names of gun owners, how many guns they have, and even where they keep their firearms.

Additionally, the bill, H.R. 127, would ban several types of commonly used ammunition .50 caliber or greater, require gun owners to purchase firearm insurance costing $800 per year, and force those seeking to buy a gun to complete a psychological evaluation and a government training course prior to the purchase.

Should gun owners fail to adhere to the new restrictions, they could face an harsh penalty of 10 years in prison and fines of $50,000 to $150,000.

Sponsored by Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (Texas), the bill is one of the most aggressive attempts yet by progressive lawmakers to curb Americans’ Second Amendment rights and is already drawing intense scrutiny from gun rights groups.

“All gun control bills share the same basic goal: a world in which fewer people own firearms,” the National Rifle Association wrote about the legislation. “Some bills simply ban certain types of firearms or ammunition outright. Others place obstacles in the path of owning firearms or ammunition to make them more difficult and expensive to obtain, thereby shrinking the market for them … H.R. 127 combines both failed approaches.”

“It bans common types of ammunition and original equipment magazines for most self-defense firearms. And, it makes all firearms more difficult to obtain and possess through a punitive licensing and registration scheme,” the group continued.

Speaking with the Washington Times, the leaders of several retired police officer groups also slammed the bill as a brazen attempt to curtail Second Amendment rights — and a hazardous one at that. Under the legislation, retired officers would not be exempt from the public registry.

“This is very dangerous, especially for retirees,” Kevin Hassett, president of the New York’s Retired Police Association, told the outlet. “Things have gone so downhill with this level of hostility towards cops and we are out there with the label that we are no longer cops. Retired cops don’t have partners or backup. We are out there on our own.”

Association of Retired Police Officers president Gerald G. Neill Jr. expressed concern that a registry would lead to the targeting of former cops.

“There is danger in having this as part of the public record,” he said.

While the bill has a long way to go before becoming law — it has no co-sponsors and has yet to be scheduled for a committee hearing — its mere introduction demonstrates the confidence of anti-gun lawmakers under the Biden administration and in a Democratic Party-controlled Congress.

“H.R. 127 is so outrageous, persecutory, and unworkable that its main function is simply to display the hostility of its author and supporters toward firearms, those who own them, and those who want to own them,” the NRA added in its blistering writeup.

Biden has yet to comment on Jackson Lee’s bill, but he appears set to make gun control a major issue of his presidency, as this week he called on Congress to enact “commonsense” reforms such as banning “assault weapons.” The White House has not ruled out using executive authority to push Biden’s gun control agenda.

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Biden uses Parkland anniversary to call on Congress to enact gun reforms: ban ‘assault weapons’ and ‘weapons of war’

On the third anniversary of the Parkland school shooting, President Joe Biden called on Congress to implement “commonsense gun law reforms.”

On Sunday, Biden made remarks about the horrific 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

“Three years ago today, a lone gunman took the lives of 14 students and three educators at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida,” Biden said in a statement. “In seconds, the lives of dozens of families, and the life of an American community, were changed forever.”

Biden called for gun control.

“This Administration will not wait for the next mass shooting to heed that call,” the president stated. “We will take action to end our epidemic of gun violence and make our schools and communities safer.”

“Today, I am calling on Congress to enact commonsense gun law reforms, including requiring background checks on all gun sales, banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and eliminating immunity for gun manufacturers who knowingly put weapons of war on our streets,” Biden declared. “We owe it to all those we’ve lost and to all those left behind to grieve to make a change. The time to act is now.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) also marked the anniversary of the tragedy by detailing how Democrats would enact gun control measures in Congress.

Pelosi proclaimed, “Today, we continue to grieve and work with the Parkland families and survivors who have turned their pain into courageous action, inspiring a movement across the country to say, ‘Enough is enough!’

“Last Congress, moved by the daily epidemic of gun violence and guided by the millions of young people marching for their lives, House Democrats took bold action to save lives and end the bloodshed by passing H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act, and H.R. 1112, the Enhanced Background Checks Act,” Pelosi said in a statement on Sunday.

“Now, working with the Democratic Senate and Biden-Harris Administration, we will enact these and other life-saving bills and deliver the progress that the Parkland community and the American people deserve and demand,” Pelosi claimed.

To commemorate the lives lost from the Parkland shooting, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis ordered flags to be flown at half-mast on Sunday. The Republican governor also implored Floridians to join him in a “moment of silence” at 3 p.m. in remembrance of the lives lost in the shooting.

DeSantis asked the country to mourn the lives of the victims, “Whereas, our state and nation continue to mourn and will always remember the lives of Alyssa Alhadeff, Scott Beigel, Martin Duque Anguiano, Nicholas Dworet, Aaron Feis, Jaime Guttenberg, Chris Hixon, Luke Hoyer, Cara Loughran, Gina Montalto, Joaquin Oliver, Alaina Petty, Meadow Pollack, Helena Ramsay, Alex Schachter, Carmen Schentrup and Peter Wang.”

The Parkland school shooting perpetrator is still awaiting trial.

“The case could have been all over by now. [The alleged shooter’s] lawyers have repeatedly said he would plead guilty in exchange for a life sentence. But prosecutors won’t budge on seeking the death penalty at trial,” the Associated Press reported.

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Crook uses pickax to try breaking into home after midnight. But homeowner has a gun — and intruder doesn’t stand a chance.

We’ve said it before; we’ll say it again. Those apparently out to violate the law and hurt and take from others in the process still don’t seem to understand that everyday folks all over are choosing to exercise their Second Amendment rights and arm themselves for protection.

Especially when their homes and lives are threatened. The scenario of intruders getting fatally shot by homeowners is becoming a familiar one, and it has already played out a couple of times this month. In both cases, not only did the suspects apparently ignore the possibility that their victims may, in fact, be armed, but they also physically charged at or attacked the homeowners.

And a weaponless physical attacker typically loses to someone with a gun.

Never bring a pickax to a gun fight

On Friday morning yet another information-deprived individual decided to throw his hat into the ring and try a home invasion — but this one ended with a rather pointed twist.

Police were called around 1 a.m. to a San Antonio home in the 100 block of Arlington Court, not far from South Presa Street, after getting word that shots had been fired, KSAT-TV reported.

Police said the homeowner, a man in his 30s, fired three shots at an intruder who was trying to force his way inside the Texas residence through a window — using a pickax, the station said.

Naturally, the pickax-wielding suspect lost the battle.

Police said the intruder — a man in his 20s — was hit at least once and ran to a nearby fire station for help, KSAT reported, adding that he was taken to Brooke Army Medical Center for his injuries.

According to KENS-TV, the intruder was shot in the chest and was in serious condition.

Police are still investigating this incident, KENS said, adding that the homeowner who fired the gun is not expected to face charges.

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Utah kills requirement that citizens get a permit to carry concealed guns

The people of Utah are about to see a layer of restrictions on their Second Amendment rights lifted.

Republican Gov. Spencer Cox told the Washington Free Beacon on Tuesday that he would sign legislation this week to eliminate the permit requirement for residents of the Beehive State who want to carry concealed guns.

The new law, which passed both chambers of the Utah Legislature overwhelmingly, will allow any law-abiding Utahn 21 or older to carry concealed in the state. Naturally, people already prohibited from owning a gun, including convicted felons and the mentally ill, are not covered by the new policy.

Advocates for the bill called it a victory for gun owners and said it will be another layer of protection for people who are in danger because the current permitting process can take as long as 90 days, the Beacon said.

Pro-gun groups celebrated the soon-to-be law as evidence of the growing influence of Second Amendment advocates. More from the Beacon:

The repeal of permit requirements for concealed gun carry has accelerated over the past decade in a show of the increasing influence of gun owners and Second Amendment groups, especially at the state level. Utah is the 17th state to adopt a permitless carry system. While Vermont has used a permitless system since its founding, most states effectively banned any form of concealed gun carry until the mid-1990s. As recently as 1986, 16 states banned concealed gun carry while another 25 had laws allowing state officials to reject permit applications for any.

Now, no states outright ban concealed carry, and only eight states still allow officials to reject permit applicants who otherwise comply with training and background-check requirements.

Experts said the relaxation of concealed gun carry restrictions in recent years after concerted efforts from groups such as the National Rifle Association is proof of how influential politically active gun owners can be.

Of course, anti-gun groups claimed that loosening any gun laws will lead to increased gun violence.

But the bill’s sponsor, state Sen. David Hinkins (R), countered those typical talking points, noting that the safest states in the union — Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine — all have permit-less carry laws, the Beacon noted.

The law will go into effect on May 5.

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Man who broke into family’s home after midnight charges at homeowner outside, cops say. But homeowner has a gun — and it doesn’t end well for suspect.

A man broke into a Florida home around 1 a.m. Sunday while a husband, wife, and their three children were asleep — and he paid a huge price.

What happened?

Polk County Sheriff’s deputies said the homeowner’s wife heard banging on the front door of their Frostproof residence and woke him up, WTSP-TV reported. When he investigated, he noticed the front door had been forced open — so he grabbed a handgun, the station said.

With that, investigators said the husband found Jory Plummer outside in front of the home “yelling obscenities at him,” WPST reported.

The man told Plummer “numerous times” to leave, the station noted, but investigators said Plummer refused.

“The husband described Plummer as ‘out of control,'” the sheriff’s office wrote in a news release, according to WPST.

But it got worse. Deputies told the station that Plummer charged at the homeowner, who – “in fear for his life” – fired one round and hit the suspect.

Things weren’t over yet. The sheriff’s office said Plummer walked a few feet, turned around, and charged again — and the homeowner shot the suspect a second time, WPST reported.

Deputies responded to the scene and tried lifesaving efforts, but Plummer died at a hospital, the station said.

What did the sheriff have to say?

“People have a right to be safe in their home, and when necessary, defend that safety,” Sheriff Grady Judd wrote in a statement, WPST said. “At this point in the investigation, the evidence indicates that the resident acted in self-defense.”

Judd added on a
WVTV-TV clip that “our victim and his wife have zero criminal history. Just good, hard-working Americans in their bed at night, with their infant children, when [the suspect] kicks the door in.”

The station said Plummer’s criminal history includes nine felonies and nine misdemeanors, including:

  • Sexual assault
  • Domestic violence — battery
  • Tampering with evidence
  • Forgery
  • Resisting a law enforcement officer
  • Possession of marijuana
  • Driving on a suspended driver’s license
  • Violation of probation
  • Failure to appear

Anything else?

Readers of TheBlaze might recognize the no-nonsense Sheriff Judd and his way with words:

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Man breaks into home in middle of night. But homeowner is a Vietnam vet with a gun — and he uses it with deadly accuracy.

A Missouri homeowner fatally shot a man in a suspected burglary of his home near Willard in the middle of the night last week, Greene County investigators told KYTV-TV.

What are the details?

Deputies were called to a home in the 6000 block of West Hawthorn Court in the Meadows Subdivision for a burglary in progress around 4 a.m. Thursday, the station noted in a previous story.

Deputies found the suspect dead inside the residence, KYTV reported, adding that a front window was shattered.

“The suspect attacked the homeowner, and the homeowner was able to defend himself, and as a result the suspect is deceased,” Deputy Jason Winston with the Greene County Sheriff’s Office told the station.

“I’m a little shocked this is all going down next door,” neighbor Jay Davis noted to KYTV.

Investigators did not identify the two other people who were in the house when the break-in occurred, the station said, adding that those two people weren’t hurt. The homeowner, however, was taken to a hospital where he was being treated for injuries that were not life threatening, KYTV said.

“He probably saved them,” Davis told the station regarding his neighbor. “He’s already a hero because he’s a Vietnam veteran. Now he’s even a bigger hero because he saved his family.”

Winston added to KYTV, “We’re just glad the homeowner was able to confront this suspect and defend himself and his family against this attack.”

What do we know about the suspect?

Investigators identified the deceased burglary suspect as Ryan Altman, 37, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the station said.

The sheriff’s office is working to figure out why the suspect chose to break into the house, KYTV noted.

“We have no idea as to why this suspect chose the home or why he made unauthorized entry into the home,” Winston told the station. “Hopefully we get to the bottom of it as our investigators continue to figure out what happened here this morning.”

Winston also noted to KYTV that the residents of the home “have no idea who the suspect is; there’s no connection there.”

Investigators added to the station that they are also looking to see if a pickup truck found in a ditch behind the home in question is related to the incident.

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Texas mom taking care of 8-year-old son spots crook trying to enter her home — and she opens fire. Threat neutralized.

It’s always risky to roll up on a mom taking care of her young child, unless those up to no good enjoy tangling with Mama Bear.

And in this case, the mom had a gun.

What are the details?

Police in Sugar Land, Texas, said a woman was inside her home with her 8-year-old son around 5 a.m. Friday and heard a noise downstairs, KTRK-TV reported.

When she checked on the noise, the woman saw a man trying to get into her home through a window, police told the station.

With that, Mama Bear took action in a big way.

Police said she fired a gun once and hit the suspect in the chest, KTRK reported.

The suspect ran from the home and left a trail of blood, after which officers found him in a neighbor’s yard, the station said.

Who is the suspect?

The suspect has been identified as 21-year-old Santana Hudson, KTRK said.

Oh, and wouldn’t you know the station added that there’s a warrant for his arrest with the Houston Police Department for a 2018 vehicle burglary?

Hudson was transported to a hospital, where he was listed as stable, KTRK said, adding that the mom and her son weren’t hurt.

Hudson is charged with burglary of a habitation and unlawfully carrying a weapon, the station noted.

What did neighbors have to say?

The woman’s neighbors told the station they aren’t upset about her actions.

“I would have done the same thing,” Brittany Spivey told KTRK. “Absolutely.”

Roger Clayden added to the station: “Just make sure I keep my guns loaded. Not much else you can do.”

Anything else?

KTRK said officers spent Friday morning looking for surveillance video from neighbors’ homes to determine if there were other suspects involved.

More from the station:

Although there have only been two other residential burglaries in the city so far this year, Sugar Land Police plan to be more present and vigilant.

“Any time you have somebody thats breaking into your house is going to be of concern. So, obviously we the Sugar Land Police Department will do our best to help assuage that kind of fear. Were going to have extra patrols,” Asst. Chief Michelle Allen said.

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Texas mom taking care of 8-year-old son spots crook trying to enter her home — and she opens fire. Threat neutralized.

It’s always risky to roll up on a mom taking care of her young child, unless those up to no good enjoy tangling with Mama Bear.

And in this case, the mom had a gun.

What are the details?

Police in Sugar Land, Texas, said a woman was inside her home with her 8-year-old son around 5 a.m. Friday and heard a noise downstairs, KTRK-TV reported.

When she checked on the noise, the woman saw a man trying to get into her home through a window, police told the station.

With that, Mama Bear took action in a big way.

Police said she fired a gun once and hit the suspect in the chest, KTRK reported.

The suspect ran from the home and left a trail of blood, after which officers found him in a neighbor’s yard, the station said.

Who is the suspect?

The suspect has been identified as 21-year-old Santana Hudson, KTRK said.

Oh, and wouldn’t you know the station added that there’s a warrant for his arrest with the Houston Police Department for a 2018 vehicle burglary?

Hudson was transported to a hospital, where he was listed as stable, KTRK said, adding that the mom and her son weren’t hurt.

Hudson is charged with burglary of a habitation and unlawfully carrying a weapon, the station noted.

What did neighbors have to say?

The woman’s neighbors told the station they aren’t upset about her actions.

“I would have done the same thing,” Brittany Spivey told KTRK. “Absolutely.”

Roger Clayden added to the station: “Just make sure I keep my guns loaded. Not much else you can do.”

Anything else?

KTRK said officers spent Friday morning looking for surveillance video from neighbors’ homes to determine if there were other suspects involved.

More from the station:

Although there have only been two other residential burglaries in the city so far this year, Sugar Land Police plan to be more present and vigilant.

“Any time you have somebody thats breaking into your house is going to be of concern. So, obviously we the Sugar Land Police Department will do our best to help assuage that kind of fear. Were going to have extra patrols,” Asst. Chief Michelle Allen said.

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Two armed men show up at home; one opens fire, hits homeowner. But shooting victim also has a gun — and his aim is deadly.

A pair of armed men decided to pay a visit to a residence in Moss Point, Mississippi, to pull off a home invasion Sunday evening, Police Chief Brandon Ashley told WXXV-TV.

But it didn’t go so well for at least one of the suspects.

What are the details?

Police said in a press release that the two armed men went up to the front door of their “target” residence, encountered the homeowner, and one of suspects opened fire “multiple times” and struck the homeowner at least once.

But the homeowner came to the door prepared.

Police said he returned fire and struck one of the intruders — who collapsed in the roadway and died.

Police said they received a call around 6:30 p.m. reporting “shots fired” in the Mill Avenue area of East Moss Point — and upon arrival found the dead suspect in the street.

Police have not yet identified the two suspects, WLOX-TV reported, adding that it’s not clear if the other home invasion suspect was arrested.

Jackson County Coroner Bruce Lynd Jr. said the suspect’s body was sent to the state crime lab in Jackson for an autopsy, the Sun Herald reported. Lynd added to the paper that officials are running the dead suspect’s fingerprints to try to confirm his identity since the he didn’t have any identification on him.

What happened to the homeowner?

Police said the homeowner was treated and released from a hospital for his gunshot wounds and is not facing any charges, the Sun Herald noted.

But the paper added that a Jackson County grand jury will hear evidence in the case to determine if any criminal wrongdoing occurred — or if the homeowner acted in self-defense.

How did folks react?

Commenters on the Facebook page for the Moss Point Police seemed decidedly behind the homeowner’s actions:

  • “Why a grand jury[?]” one commenter asked. “The homeowner fixed half the problem already. Kudos Mr. Homeowner!”
  • “Hell yeah, play stupid games and win stupid prizes!” another user exclaimed.
  • “[You] break in here, get right with Jesus,” another commenter said, “’cause [your’re] meeting him.”
  • “Better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6,” another commenter noted.
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Gun store says it won’t sell firearms, ammunition to Biden supporters: ‘Sorry for the inconvenience’

A Missouri gun store is turning more than a few heads after announcing that it’s not selling guns or ammunition to supporters of Democratic President Joe Biden.

Oh, and Trigger Firearms and Reloading in Jefferson City posted its Facebook message on Inauguration Day, no less:

Image source: Facebook

“We don’t have guns or ammo for Biden supporters,” the post read. “Sorry for the inconvenience.”

What was the reaction?

It isn’t clear how many Biden supporters in the area took issue with the stance of Trigger Firearms and Reloading. But bear in mind that Missouri voters solidly supported former President Donald Trump (56.8%) in the 2020 election compared to Biden (41.4%), and that Jefferson City — the state capital — also leans conservative.

Still, a number of commenters didn’t like the gun store’s decision:

  • “So when you go to bankruptcy court you going to tell the judge I went out of business due to being overly bitter?” one person asked.
  • “Good to know, I’ll take my money somewhere else!” another commenter exclaimed.
  • “Love it that you’ve decided to show us what the expression ‘shooting yourself in the foot’ actually looks like,” another user quipped. “Thanks!”
  • And one guy who lives about a half hour from the store had this to say: “I had a few grand to spend on a small backup to my Springfield XD and some other gear and ammo. Good to know you don’t want my money because I don’t want a fake billionaire reality TV star as my president.”

But it appeared the lion’s share of reactions came from folks who were solidly behind the store’s stance:

  • “We’re not supposed to arm the mentally ill anyway,” one commenter said.
  • “You are aware you just sold out……….of stock for the next 4 years,” another user noted. “Whomever came up with this idea is a genius; you will have back orders for a few years; congratulations; soon to be a chain of guns stores across our great nation.”
  • “Voting Democrat but exercising the 2nd Amendment is like a cow cheering for the butcher,” another commenter said.
  • “Here I was thinking this was still a free country & any business owner can run their business as they please…” another commenter said. “It’s okay for social media to block a particular person for reasons they choose, but you want to bitch & moan about this business doing the same? The sniveling just won’t end!”

Anything else?

Stef Feldman, Biden’s national policy director, said in December that the president will “make big, bold changes through executive action … on gun violence.”

But one Missouri official is preparing to defend the Second Amendment in case the Biden administration ramps up gun control laws, KMOX-AM reported.

State Sen. Bill Eigel’s bill, SB 39, would create the “Second Amendment Preservation Act,” which would nullify any new firearms restrictions from the federal government in Missouri, the station said.

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AOC says she skipped inauguration partly because she didn’t ‘feel safe’ around GOP members of Congress

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) was noticeably missing from President Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday. The self-described democratic socialist claimed that security concerns were a factor in her skipping the inauguration, adding that she and fellow Democratic lawmakers don’t feel safe around Republicans.

Ocasio-Cortez appeared on CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time,” where she was asked about her absence at President Biden’s inauguration.

“You knew that people would ask why you weren’t there,” CNN host Chris Cuomo said Thursday evening. “This was a good cause, from your perspective, of dealing with your constituency. But this was supposed to be a show of force, and unity, and you weren’t there. Explain it.”

“I think we also had very real security concerns as well, as you mentioned earlier. We still don’t yet feel safe around other members of Congress,” Ocasio-Cortez said, as reported by the Daily Wire.

When asked what she meant by “we,” AOC replied, “I think a very considerable amount — a lot of members do not feel safe.”

Cuomo butted in, “You really think that colleagues of yours in Congress, may do you dirty?”

“Yes, well, one just tried to bring a gun on the floor of the House today,” Ocasio-Cortez replied. “I believe it was Rep. Andy Harris of Maryland. He tried to bring in a gun on to the House floor. For individuals who don’t know, guns are not allowed in the District of Columbia. And certainly the House floor is, there are separate House rules that prohibit the bringing in of firearms. Now, these are rules that date back to the Civil War. And these are individuals that are trying to sneak firearms either illegally or in direct violation of House rules. Why does a member of Congress need to sneak a gun on to the House floor?”

Ocasio-Cortez was referring to a Huffington Post report that Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) attempted to enter the House chamber, but he allegedly had a firearm under his suit coat that set off a metal detector. After Capitol Police reportedly refused Harris entry, he then allegedly attempted to give the gun to Rep. John Katko (R-N.Y.), who supposedly rejected the gun and told Harris he didn’t have “a license.”

‘I don’t think Pelosi will give Trump a pass’ – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) sparked a gun debate when she pushed for bringing her own firearm to work with her at the Capitol.

AOC shared a clip from her interview on Twitter, and specified that she is afraid of Republican Congress members.

“GOP lawmakers campaigned with images of them cocking guns next to photos of myself. Now they are trying to violate DC law and House rules to sneak guns onto the House floor two weeks after a white supremacist insurrection that killed 5 people,” the Democrat claimed.

Ocasio-Cortez said she feared for her life during the storming of the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6. She alleges that she had a “very close encounter” where she thought she “was going to die” during the “traumatizing” incident.

“I did not know if I was going to make it to the end of that day alive, and not just in a general sense but also in a very, very specific sense,” AOC said in an Instagram Live video.

She said that it is “not an exaggeration” to say that many members of the House were “nearly assassinated.”

“We were very lucky that things happened within certain minutes that allowed members to escape the House floor unharmed,” she added. “Many of us merely narrowly escaped death.”

Meanwhile, Ocasio-Cortez has “demanded the resignations” of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.). This week, AOC accused the Republicans of inciting the riots at the Capitol, and thus not worthy of being members of Congress.

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County official displays rifle during virtual public meeting after citizen complains about ‘gun culture,’ Proud Boys

A Michigan official is facing backlash for displaying a rifle during a virtual public meeting Wednesday after a citizen complained about “gun culture” in the area and what she saw as officials’ support for the Proud Boys.

What are the details?

During the livestreamed meeting, Grand Traverse County Commissioner Ron Clous was in his home and said he was reacting to Keli MacIntosh’s public comment concerning a Second Amendment resolution the board passed in March, the Traverse City Record-Eagle reported.

MacIntosh also questioned what she called the board’s support of the Proud Boys and asked commission Chairman Rob Hentschel to issue a statement denouncing the group, the paper said.

At that point, Clous was seen on video stepping away from his webcam:

aImage source: YouTube screenshot

A little over 10 seconds later he returned with a rifle and displayed it at angle across his chest before putting it down and out of camera view. Clous displayed the rifle for about five seconds:

Image source: YouTube screenshot

How did the citizen react?

MacIntosh told the Record-Eagle she felt threatened by Clous’ actions.

“This guy is in the middle of a government meeting brandishing a weapon. Why would I not think they were trying to harm me?” she asked.

What did Clous have to say?

Clous told the paper he grabbed his rifle and displayed in response to the board being asked to denounce the Proud Boys, adding that he won’t denounce any group, whether it’s Black Lives Matter, the NFL, or an LGBTQ outfit.

“The only thing I know about [Proud Boys] is when they came and spoke to us,” he added to the Record-Eagle, noting the group may have been the most respectful among the groups that spoke at the March meeting.

“They were decent guys, and they treated us with respect,” Clous added, according to the paper.

What did the board chairman have to say?

Hentschel — who can be seen laughing when Clous came back to the meeting with the rifle — told the Record-Eagle he had no problem with Clous’ actions.

“I saw it across his chest, and I thought it was ironic of him to do that,” Hentschel told the paper. “The person was talking about guns, and he had one across his chest. I didn’t see him do anything illegal or dangerous with it. He wasn’t threatening or brandishing. He was just holding it.”

More from the Record-Eagle:

Hentschel said there is no board policy against open carry or concealed carry of firearms at board meetings that take place at the Governmental Center.

He said he isn’t even sure it would be legal to have such a policy, though someone open-carrying at a public meeting might scare some people.

“It’s not a great idea,” Hentschel noted to the paper. “Personally, I would not feel unsafe.”

What did a local attorney and activist have to say?

Holly T. Bird, a local attorney and activist, told the Record-Eagle she was upset by Clous’ actions, saying that holding up the rifle could reflect support for the Proud Boys and the “insurrection” on Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol.

But Bird also told the paper Clous’ actions constitute a “threat.”

“Everyone knows that if you’re walking down the street, and someone flashes a gun at you, it’s a threat,” Bird noted to the Record-Eagle. “To have a public official do that during a public meeting is horrendous.”

Bird also said it doesn’t matter that Clous displayed the rifle in his home, the paper reported.

“You don’t have to be next to someone to make a threat,” she added to the Record-Eagle. “You can communicate in other ways, including over the internet.”

What did the county administrator have to say?

County Administrator Nate Alger told the paper that while he didn’t see the rifle incident, he still “can’t think of any laws that were violated, and I don’t know of any policies that were violated. It got people’s attention. If we have to look further into it, we certainly will.”

Here’s video of Wednesday’s meeting. Just after the 1-hour-and-31-minute mark, Clous exits from his webcam frame and then returns with his rifle about 10 seconds later:


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Gunman caught on camera firing into home amid break-in attempt. But homeowner has a gun as well — and wins shootout.

A California homeowner’s surveillance video cameras outside his residence underscore the stark truth: One never knows when a gun will come in handy.

What are the details?

One of the video cameras next to the front door of the Hesperia home showed a man approaching the door and then repeatedly kicking it. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said it all commenced around 3:30 a.m. Monday, KTTV-TV reported.

The homeowner told the station he and his wife woke up to the pounding — and also heard the man demanding to be let in.

“I run to the front door to see who it is,” the homeowner later told KTTV, “and then I see him … and he’s trying to kick the door in, demanding to come in, and then I see him pull out a gun.”

Image source: KTTV-TV video screenshot

The homeowner told the station at that point he retreated, got his own gun, put his wife and child in a closet, and then went back to the front door, where he said he saw the man “aiming” his gun at the door.

Homeowner recounts shootout with intruderImage source: KTTV-TV video screenshot

Then a 45-second shootout commenced, the homeowner told KTTV, with shots being fired by both individuals on either side of the front door.

Image source: KTTV-TV video screenshot

Soon the man gave up, got back into his vehicle, and then drove away, the homeowner added to the station.

Image source: KTTV-TV video screenshot

The homeowner said in another portion of KTTV’s video that it appeared the man also shot at another neighbor’s house amid his getaway.

What happened next?

No one was injured, KTTV reported, and authorities arrived about five minutes after the shootout and eventually tracked down and arrested 39-year-old Erick Contreras.

Turns out Contreras is a neighbor who lives only a few doors from the homeowner, KABC-TV reported, adding that the homeowner said he didn’t know the gunman or have any previous interaction with him.

The homeowner’s residence was left with bullet holes in the walls and doors, KABC noted.

Image source: KTTV-TV video screenshot

The homeowner was armed with a 9mm gun, the station reported and said based on the bullet casings, it appeared the intruder had a .22.

Contreras was charged with attempted murder, shooting in an inhabited dwelling, armed robbery, felon in possession of ammunition, and felon in possession of a firearm, KTTV said.

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Man, 35, chases down two 17-year-olds who allegedly stole his car. Teens end up shot after struggle, one of them fatally.

After a 35-year-old Illinois man located and chased down two 17-year-old males who allegedly stole his car days before, the teens ended up shot after a physical altercation early Sunday — one of them fatally, investigators told the Chicago Tribune.

What are the details?

The 35-year-old Round Lake Beach man reported his 2012 Chevrolet sedan stolen from his home Dec. 30 and spotted the black vehicle in Volo about 3 a.m. Sunday, Sgt. Chris Covelli of the Lake County sheriff’s office told the paper.

Covelli told the Tribune that detectives were trying to figure out if the man located his car by coincidence, if he had a tracking system onboard, or if he’d left electronics in the vehicle he could trace. Volo is about 15 minutes southwest of Round Lake Beach.

The Carol Stream teens were spotted near Route 12 and Route 120, and the owner pursued them in another vehicle, the paper said. The teens made it about a mile before running out of gas in a desolate, sparsely populated area, the Tribune reported, adding that the car owner confronted the teens in a deserted parking lot. Carol Stream is about 55 minutes west of Chicago and about 55 minutes south of Volo.

More from the paper:

The 35-year-old, who is not being named because he has not been charged with a crime, called 911 when he and the two 17-year-old boys got into a confrontation and physical fight, Covelli said. When it was over, both teenagers were suffering from gunshot wounds.

“The caller was the 35-year-old, dispatchers could hear the physical altercation in the background,” Covelli wrote in an email.

One of the three was armed with a handgun, although detectives were not yet sure to whom the gun belonged, where he’d been carrying it or when or why he drew it. Covelli said it was too soon to say whether the gun owner had a firearm owner’s identification card or a concealed carry license.

“Sheriff’s detectives are working to determine this as well,” he told the Tribune. “One would need a FOID card and possibly a CCL to legally possess the firearm. I can’t say at this time whether or not anyone involved possessed those.”

A sheriff’s news release said that during the struggle “one of the males produced a firearm, and it was discharged multiple times. One of the 17-year-olds was struck by the gunfire and pronounced deceased at the scene. The other 17-year-old was struck by the gunfire and sustained serious injuries,” the paper said.

What happened to the man?

The 35-year-old suffered minor injuries but was not shot, Covelli told the Tribune, adding that the man waited on scene for deputies to arrive and was not hospitalized.

The names of the juveniles were not released, the paper said, adding that Covelli said he expected an autopsy to be performed Monday to determine cause of death. The sheriff’s office was treating the case as a homicide investigation, he told the paper, adding that it was too soon to say if the shooting might be treated as self-defense case.

The extent of the surviving teen’s injuries wasn’t immediately clear, the Tribune said, adding that Covelli said the teen’s condition was stabilized at an area hospital.

No arrests had been made, the paper reported, adding that the sheriff’s office said there was “no reason to believe there were other individuals involved in this incident, and there is no immediate threat to the surrounding community.”

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After triggering Democrats, Rep. Lauren Boebert appears to notch win on gun debate at the Capitol

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) is making quite the impression with her new colleagues on Capitol Hill, and she wasn’t sworn in until Sunday. Boebert, a gun rights advocate, pushed for bringing her own firearm to work with her in Washington, D.C. It appears that she may have won her first battle in the nation’s capital.

After she won her election in November, Boebert has discussed bringing her gun to the Capitol building. Boebert and any other member of congress can carry a firearm into their office thanks to a 1967 regulation that makes lawmakers exempt from the ban on firearms inside the Capitol building.

The rule states that no federal or District of Columbia laws restricting firearms “shall prohibit any Member of Congress from maintaining firearms within the confines of his office” or “from transporting within Capitol grounds firearms unloaded and securely wrapped.” However, the politicians are prohibited from carrying weapons into the House chamber and other nearby areas.

Boebert’s desire to utilize her Second Amendment right has triggered some Democrats. A letter was signed by 21 Democrats, who were led by Reps. Jared Huffman, Robin Kelly, and Jackie Speier. The Dec. 15 letter addressed to House Leadership requested a “change in House Rules for the 117th Congress to ensure that Members of Congress are held to the same firearm safety rules as the public while they are on Capitol grounds.”

“Ultimately, the current regulations create needless risk for Members of Congress, their staff, members of the Capitol Police, and visitors to the Capitol grounds,” the Democrats wrote.

Boebert, 34, responded with her own letter, which was signed by “83 members and member-elects of Congress in an effort to block a gun grab recently proposed by House Democrats.”

“I refuse to give up my Second Amendment rights,” Boebert wrote. “I’m a 5-foot tall, 100-pound mom with four children and will be walking to work and serving in one of the most dangerous cities in the U.S. I choose to defend my family and my life with all of the force the Constitution provides. I will not let a bunch of gun-grabbing House Democrats take away my Constitutional right to protect myself.”

The rules for the 117th Congress were unveiled on Friday by Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (D-Mass.) and newly re-elected House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who on Sunday afternoon narrowly edged Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) – 216 votes to 209.

The new rules for the 117th Congress did not appear to include the Democrats’ proposed ban on lawmakers carrying firearms inside the U.S. Capitol building — giving the House freshman Rep. Boebert a win on her first day on the job.

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Alyssa Milano says masks ‘will protect you more than an AR-15 will’ — immediately gets roasted

Progressive actress Alyssa Milano recently tried to persuade “anti-maskers” to wear face coverings to guard themselves from the coronavirus by arguing that the small pieces of cloth offer greater protection than AR-15s.

“Anti-maskers are the same people who think they need an AR-15 for ‘protection,'” the anti-gun activist and frequent critic of conservatives scoffingly tweeted on Tuesday, adding, “LOUDER FOR THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK: A MASK WILL PROTECT YOU *MORE* THAN AN AR-15 WILL.”

Milano’s argument is sensible enough, right? Masks in all likelihood have a better shot of warding off the coronavirus than guns do. After all, wearing a face covering is currently thought to help limit the spread of certain infectious diseases and is recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

Except, literally no one thought that AR-15s were useful for preventing the spread of viral illnesses. So as is patently obvious, Milano was just trying to use the anti-mask movement as an opportunity to take a pot shot at gun-owning Americans.

She got torched

Soon after posting, Milano was roasted for her nonsensical apples-to-oranges comparison.

After all, in the same way that guns don’t offer much protection against tiny viruses, cloth face coverings won’t do much to protect someone in the event their home is invaded by armed intruders.

“Those tools are for very different kinds of threats,” tweeted Washington Free Beacon reporter Stephen Gutowski in response. “I own both AR-15s and KN-95s. I don’t see any conflict in that whatsoever.”

“Surely I’m not the only person in America who believes wearing a mask helps reduce virus spread and firearms protect from those who wish you harm,” Washington Examiner reporter Kimberly Ross added.

“Uh, they could theoretically both protect you against different things,” another Twitter user wrote. “Is there a reason you think these two things are mutually exclusive? Or related in any logical way at all?”

Another Twitter user said, “I guess you can strangle bad guys with your mask.”

Still another commenter challenged Milano to a duel, writing, “I get an AR-15 and she gets a mask.”

The Daily Wire also had some fun with the news:

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Carjackers roll up on 80-year-old man, point gun at him, demand his vehicle. But their target is a concealed carrier — and he wins showdown.

Some folks still aren’t getting the picture.

With more and more Americans deciding to exercise their Second Amendment rights and arm themselves, the likelihood that crooks might target somebody who’s packing goes up — and the odds of criminals getting collared or sung a lullaby increases, too.

We see it all the time:

But alas, good news apparently doesn’t travel fast enough.

What now, pray tell?

Investigators said an 80-year-old Pensacola, Florida, man walked outside to lock his cars just after 11 p.m. Tuesday when two males approached him and demanded his car, WEAR-TV reported.

One of the suspects pulled a gun on the elderly victim, WKRG-TV reported.

But it turns out their target came prepared. Police said the homeowner grabbed his concealed weapon — for which he has a permit — and opened fire, WEAR reported.

Both suspects ran off, WKRG said, adding that one of the victims turned up at a house with a gunshot wound. The second suspect got away, WEAR reported.

The wounded suspect is 15 years old, and he was shot near the heart and listed in critical condition, WEAR added.

What about the 80-year-old homeowner who fired his gun?

The homeowner was not injured, WKRG said, and it appears the suspects never fired their guns.

Police in a statement told WKRG they don’t anticipate filing any charges against the victim “as it is a Stand Your Ground-type case,” and they are still looking for the second suspect.

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Homeowner shoots all four armed men who broke into his house — two of them fatally. Surviving suspects face murder charges for accomplices’ deaths.

It appears to be yet another case of crime suspects getting charged with murder when their accomplices are fatally shot by the crime victim.

What are the details?

A Louisiana homeowner had just about all he could handle last Tuesday morning when four men carrying guns invaded his residence in Lacombe, WVUE-TV reported. Lacombe is about an hour’s drive north of — and directly across Lake Pontchartrain from — New Orleans.

Thing is, the homeowner also had a gun — and used it far more successfully than the quartet of intruders. The homeowner, in fact, shot all four suspects, killing two of them during the ensuing shootout.

The St. Tammany Coroner’s office identified the dead suspects as 25-year-old Renard Causey Jr. and 21-year-old Justin Hill, WVUE added.

But now the two suspects who survived the shooting — Renard Causey Sr. and Jason Leblanc — both face charges of first-degree murder, armed robbery, and home invasion, the station reported in a follow-up story.

Both men will be booked after they are released from a hospital, WVUE reported.

The homeowner’s 4-year-old daughter apparently was struck by a bullet in the crossfire, the station said, adding that family members said she received an operation and is expected to be OK.

The homeowner also is expected to be OK, and WVUE added that deputies say the homeowner won’t face charges at this time. A relative told WVUE the homeowner may have been pistol-whipped before he fired at the intruders.

St. Tammany Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the incident, the station said.

Anything else?

WVUE said the community on Palmer Drive is close — the kind of place where everyone either is related or has known each other for years — and many are stunned by what happened.

“It was late morning and we heard patrol cars, one after another and detective cars and then there would be ambulances,” Shannon Bordelon told the station. “There were several dozen emergency vehicles involved.”

Neighbors aded to WVUE that they waited 24 hours to learn about the shooting, but sheriff’s officials said they didn’t want to put out information sooner that might impede the investigation.

Arrests warrants issued in Lacombe deadly shooting