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Open-carry advocate: When our arguments fail, we must vote with our guns

A pro-gun, anti-government activist who encourages armed resistance to “tyrannical” government forces suggested to a cheering crowd that they should turn their sights – if not their guns – on their fellow American citizens. Mike Vanderboegh spoke late last month to the Howard County chapter of Open Carry Texas, where…

Border militia plot evaporates into ‘cluster coitus’ as doubts arise over ‘commander’

Efforts to secure the U.S.-Mexico border with armed militia groups appear to have fizzled as questions arise about their self-proclaimed “commander.” Operation Secure Our Border, which was organized by “Commander” Chris “Threepercenter” Davis, claimed Tuesday on its website that there were three “troops on the ground” along the Arizona border…

Highly-criticized Albuquerque police militarize with $350,000 purchase of 350 AR-15 rifles

The Albuquerque Police Department, which has drawn criticism for its use of excessive force, plans to supply officers with hundreds of military-style weapons. The department awarded a bid to a local vendor to purchase 350 AR-15 rifles over two years, reported KOB-TV, with the option of buying quantities of 50…

Bundy ranch standoff previews conflicts to come as militia growth explodes, report warns

The standoff between federal agents and armed supporters of a Nevada rancher was a coordinated effort by far-right militia members, according to a new report by the Southern Poverty Law Center. “The Bundy ranch standoff wasn’t a spontaneous response to Cliven Bundy’s predicament, but rather a well-organized, military-type action that…

Cops return seized gun to suicidal WA man hours before he fatally shoots wife, then self

Police returned a gun seized in May from a man who was reportedly suicidal and dangerous — just hours before he fatally shot his estranged wife and then himself. Sheriff’s deputies in Spokane County, Washington, had evaluated Christopher Henderson on Monday as a possible suicide risk after an alarmed coworker…

National Guardsman fatally shot by intruder at Tennessee armory

A 20-year-plus veteran of the Tennessee National Guard was shot to death on Wednesday by an intruder at an armory outside Nashville, and a man described as a “person of interest” in the case was detained hours later for questioning, authorities said. The shooting occurred about 5 p.m. local time…

Houston man who fatally shot six — including four kids — surrenders after suburban standoff

A gunman shot six people to death, four of them children, in what appeared to be a domestic dispute in a Houston, Texas, suburb late on Wednesday then fled the scene before surrendering to police after a standoff, a police official said. Harris County Constable Ron Hickman told reporters after…

Utah cop repeatedly drugged and raped wife on video before killing his family and himself

A Utah police officer who killed his family before taking his own life had drugged and raped his wife on videotape repeatedly, according to an investigation into the January murder-suicide. Spanish Fork police completed its 145-page investigation Monday into the deaths of 32-year-old Kelly Boren, 7-year-old Joshua “Jaden” Boren, 5-year-old…

Indiana 4-year-old wounded when another child finds gun in apartment

An Indianapolis 4-year-old was hospitalized Monday after he was shot by another child, reported the Indianapolis Star. Authorities said the other child was holding a gun that belonged to a parent when it accidentally discharged, shooting the boy in the arm. The victim was visiting the apartment of relatives who…

Texas woman shot in the face by stray bullet at ‘Mud Flats’ off-road racing event

A woman was struck in the face by a stray bullet while watching off-road racing in Texas. Sheriff’s deputies in Hidalgo County said the woman was wounded Sunday evening at the “Mud Pits” in Pharr, where spectators are bused onto private property by off-road vehicles. Two women leaving in a…

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