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Tracking Stories of Self Defense - GunsSaveLives.net

Discussion in 'Activism' started by dcannon1, Aug 12, 2011.

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  1. dcannon1

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    I've setup a simple, streamlined site for tracking self defense stories in the news.

    Hopefully this will turn into a great place to send people who ask questions like "Why would you ever need a gun?" or "Who ever really uses a gun to defend themselves?"

    Anyone can submit a story.

    I know it's not the first site of this kind, but I've got it setup in such a way that it's extremely quick and easy for me to manage. I've also hopefully minimized copyright issues with this setup.

    http://gunssavelives.net

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    Today's updates share a common theme. Stories of children who successfully defended themselves and others using firearms.

    And people say children should never be exposed to firearms.

    10 Year Old Child in Baton Rouge Shoots Home Invader (2009)
    15 Year Old Texas Boy Shoots Burglar, Defends Sister (2010)
    11 Year Old Texas Boy Shoots Home Invaders, Defends Mother (2010)
    11 Year Old Girl Defends Home with .22 Rifle (2010)
    Son Uses Dad’s AR-15 To Defend Home (2010)
     
  2. Carne Frio

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    Thanks for the post! I had been to that
    site before and forgotten to bookmark it
     
  3. KZinOKC

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    Is this anything like this site in a text format instead of video?
     
  4. dcannon1

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    Not sure what you're asking KZ? The site is a collection of stories, some text, some video about self defense involving firearms.
     
  5. KZinOKC

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    I'll look closer, but on first look I thought all I saw were video clip links to newscasts.
     
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    Great idea. Good luck with it.
     
  8. dcannon1

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    Added a bunch of stories since yesterday including these which have happened in the last couple of days:
    Armed Pizza Employee Pulls Gun On Armed Robber (FL)
    Armed Robber Killed by Liquor Store Clerk in Chicago
    Armed Shreveport Store Clerk Shoots Armed Robbers
    Augusta, GA Man Kills Armed Attacker

    And these older stories which show that firearms can be the ultimate equalizer for those who can't always physically fight back:
    77 Yr Old Cincinnati Man Shoots Intruders (2010)
    Wheelchair Bound Fla Man Shoots Attacker (2009)
    78 Yr Old Texas Man Shoots Robber (2009)
    Pregnant Mother Holds Robber At Gunpoint For Police (2009)

    Thanks again for people who have taken the time to help with submissions, volunteer work, etc.

    You can now subscribe for email updates Here
     
  9. dcannon1

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    Added several new stories.

    Also put together a collection of stories where people who otherwise would not be able to defend themselves due to physical limitations successfully defended themselves, their families and their homes using firearms.

    If anyone thinks stricter gun laws are a good idea, please let these folks know that they should just accept being SOL next time something happens.

    Guns as the Ultimate Force Equalizer
     
  10. dcannon1

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    Haven't been able to update the site like I wanted to this weekend, but I did add in several new, recent stories. Should be back to full speed this week. Thanks again for those that take time to submit stories and comment.
     
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    thanks, that's the real motivation!
     
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    May this thread never die. I hope it gets stickied.
     
  13. dcannon1

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    I apologize for the lack of updates, but I got married last month so that left little time for managing the site.

    Been going through the backlog for the last few days. Several new, interesting stories added.
     
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    Congratulations and here's wishing you and your spouse many happy years together.
     
  15. dcannon1

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    Thanks! 3 weeks in, so far, so good ;-)
     
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    Nice job on the website. Keep it up.

    Congrats on the marriage.
     
  17. dcannon1

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    Thanks. Added several new stories over the last couple of days and my new wife hasn't killed me yet, so it's been a good week ;-)
     
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    A big +1 to you. Nice work. Keep up the good work.
     
  20. dcannon1

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    Thanks! I plan on it
     
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    Well after reading over 275 of these stories in about 2.5 months I'm starting to see some trends and I'm putting those together in the form of an article.

    http://gunssavelives.net/blog/trends-in-self-defense-part-1-guns-as-a-force-equalizer/
     
  22. dcannon1

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    I made a few promo images for the website, thought I'd share them here. Feel free to do whatever you want with them.

    Suggestions for new images are welcome as well (as long as I can buy a stock photo for a reasonable rate).

    PS Yes I know the blonde girl's grip is awful.

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  23. cambeul41

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    I think the blonde model could use some instruction before the next photo shoot.
     
  24. gallo

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    No need to keep the finger off the trigger if she's about to shoot.
     
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    Her thumb is gonna get hurt, it needs to be along side the frame not behind the slide.
     
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