Marine Survives Shooting By Plugging His Bullet Wounds With His Fingers

His fiance calls him, a U.S. Marine, “superman.” And when you Karl Trenker’s story, that might not be too far off.

Trenker’s fiance recently placed an ad on Craigslist to sell a gold necklace. But when Trenker, instead of his fiance, went to meet the potential buyers last Wednesday, they weren’t really interested in making a deal. Instead, one of the men grabbed the chain and ran with it. Trenker, 29, decided to chase him. That’s when the robber pulled a gun on the veteran and shot him several times in the chest and torso.

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Are Guns & Ammo The New Gold? Why More Americans Than Ever Before Are Arming Themselves

The threat of a U.S. double dip recession coupled with this summer’s debt debacle in Washington – and the subsequent failure of the so-called “debt supercommittee” – has many ordinary Americans looking at gold as a safe store of value. However, there’s another commodity that historically has risen in price along with gold – and is potentially more useful in the event of a global crisis: Ammunition.

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Sniper Detectors Coming to America’s Heartland

Gunshots ring out in the dead of night, and not a single person reports it. Yet police know exactly where the shots came from, even before they arrive on the scene.

It sounds like a scene from The Minority Report, but it’s real. A new technology called ShotSpotter enables law enforcement officials to precisely and instantaneously locate shooters, and it has been quietly rolling out across America. From Long Island, N.Y., to San Francisco, Calif., more than 60 cities in the U.S. have been leveraging ShotSpotter to make their streets safer.

Minneapolis has already adopted it. And this past week three more cities from the heartland — Flint, Mich.; Youngstown, Ohio; and Omaha, Neb. — have begun testing or furthered plans to roll it out.

The Youngstown Police Department decided to go very public by posting frank warning signs, such as this one at the Youngstown Elementary School:

“If You Fire a Gun, We Will Find You.”

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