Kids Using Guns in Defense: New Case from Wyoming

New case out of Wyoming: 15 year old boy in Wyoming shoots and kills man, saving an unrelated woman from kidnapping.

This and other stories here: Examples of Kids Using Guns to Defend Themselves.

Happy Mother’s Day, from GUNTRUST.ORG!

Happy Mother's Day, from GUNTRUST.ORG!

Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers whose husbands actively protect their families under the Second Amendment–especially those mothers who accept the responsibility of doing the same! (Photo by Oleg Volk)

Estate Planning Reduces Deadly Hesitation

At http://GUNLAW.PRO I discuss how firearms training can bolster an estate plan.  But does this apply in reverse?  Can having an estate plan aid in self-defense?  While probably not a factor if you are defending self only (self-preservation instinct), or someone very close to you (object of your planning), having an estate plan in place to take care of your family may be a significant factor in "deciding" whether to help third parties not as close to you, perhaps even strangers.  Most likely, there will be no time to "decide" at all, and the lack of an estate plan, giving you lifetime peace in the knowledge that your family will be adequately provided with sustenance, will cause hesitation.  In a gun fight, hesitation can be deadly.

The military places a great emphasis on estate planning, and so does the "religion of peace" under Sharia law, which is quite detailed on the subject. You may recall the recent "flotilla participants" executed wills before departure.

How likely is it you will face this?  Back in the ol' Republic, when times were more peaceful, stable and prosperous, it was estimated that 25% of mass murder shooting sprees were stopped by private armed citizens.  The concern also applies in other more common situations (e.g., local stop n' rob), and many predict more terrorism on these shores. 

Of course, sometimes it is good to hesitate before engaging where engaging would be foolish.  You need to think through these issues in advance.  Here is a great discussion of some things to consider:

WARRIOR TALK NEWS – Should You Act? – Get Involved Or Get Away?#tp.

In a free area where you are legal to carry your pistol, again the choice is clear. Good guys can intervene in times of danger and victimization secure that if they act properly, they will probably be fine afterward. That is the reality of why places where gun laws are lax are far safer than places where gun laws are strict…because good guys are not afraid to be good guys.

McDonald Court Holds the Mao: Serves Up a Double for the Second Amendment

This just in: The Supreme Court has just held, 5-4, in McDonald v. Chicago:  THE SECOND AMENDMENT IS INCORPORATED AGAINST THE STATES UNDER THE 14th AMENDMENT!

Thomas says under "Privileges or Immunities" clause, other justices say under Due Process clause.

Decision is located here:
http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/09pdf/08-1521.pdf 

(The Heller decision two years ago held the Second Amendment guaranteed a fundamental individual right of self-defense, but until now this applied only against the federal government.)

More analysis to follow later here at http://sacredhonor.us