Armed Guards With AR-15s Save North St. Louis Strip Mall From Looters

Who says guns do not deter crime?

The “security team” was back out standing guard at the plaza last night.

About 20 men with handguns stood guard at the Greystone Plaza last night.
The St.Louis Post-Dispatch reported:

Along West Florissant just north of 270, in Greystone Plaza, about 20 men with handguns and AR-15 rifles stood around the perimeter of the parking lot, guarding the dozen or so stores.

They estimated that 100 cars had come by throughout the night, seemingly to check the place out, but turned away.

Mike Cross, the owner of St. Louis Ink at the plaza, said: “There’s nothing in this strip mall open, so you’re going to get scrutinized.”

The strip mall had been hit by vandals soon after the shooting in August.

The men wore masks and carried handguns and AR-15 rifles.
The Daily Journal reported:

A couple miles north of the police station, about six men stood in front of Greystone Plaza, a small shopping center that had been looted soon after the Michael Brown shooting in August. The men wore masks and carried handguns and AR-15 rifles.

“I will definitely call police first,” in case the store sees trouble, said St. Louis Ink Tattoo studio owner Mike Cross, 35. “We are not trigger happy by any means. We all have families, and homes and vehicles and bills. So this place cannot go anywhere.”


No Gun Registration/No Universal “Background Checks”

For those of you in Oregon, this is of special importance for you.

Anti-gun extremists brag about how many people are denied gun purchases under the current system but never talk about how many of those people are denied with no justification because of an inept bureaucracy. The State Police’s own figures show that almost all “denials” are unjustified.

Forcing me to run a background check on a friend or loved one before I give them a firearm will do nothing to prevent felons from obtaining weapons. It is clear that the entire purpose of this kind of bill is to harass the law abiding. The Governor has now ordered that Oregon State Troopers leave patrol to “investigate” every “denial” even when there is no known cause for a person being denied his rights. To expand this outrageous misuse of scarce police resources to a firearm I am lending to a friend or giving to a family member makes no sense.

When felons are denied firearms they are NOT held accountable, so nothing in this kind of legislation has any impact on them at all.

Why should I have to run a background check on a friend I have known for 25 years? Why can’t I lend a gun to a single woman who is being stalked or threatened? Why can’t I safeguard a firearm for a neighbor who is going out of town?

You are well aware that in other places these kinds of laws have led to confiscation. In New York, their gun registration lists are being used by police to harass the family of gun owners who have died. I will not let that happen in Oregon.

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Pen Mightier Than The Sword

Replace ‘pen’ with ‘book’ and ‘sword’ with ‘gun’…



A student at Florida State University said he is lucky to be alive after his backpack full of books stopped a bullet from hitting him during Thursday’s shooting. Jason Derfuss said he only realized hours later the gunman had tried to shoot him when he found a bullet among the now-shredded books he had checked out of the library. “The Oxford Context of Wyclif’s Thought” caught the slug.

“There is no way I should be alive,” the 21-year-old humanities student told NBC News. “Literally, those books saved my life.” Derfuss said he had just checked out the books from Strozier Library when he heard a loud bang. “I knew it was a gunshot right away and slowly turned around to see the gunman running toward another student and shoot him two times,” Derfuss said. “I was about 50 yards away and ran to my car and called my dad, who told me to call 911.” It was only when Derfuss returned home that he discovered how close he was to being hit. “I pulled out the books and saw they were all ripped apart,” he said. “I started examining them and my friend found a bullet in the back page.”

He added: “It’s crazy: One minute I am checking out books and the next I am crying on my bedroom floor thinking I shouldn’t be alive. Those books saved me, and God saved me.”

The gunman was fatally shot by police during an incident that saw three students wounded and hundreds more fleeing in panic inside the building.


Facebook Broadens Gun Ban

Facebook’s ban on gun ads has been extended to include efforts to keep arms safe and out of the hands of children, such as trigger locks and safes.

In a move that appeared to contradict Facebook’s bid to promote safety, the Internet giant refused to let the nation’s largest gun dealer advertise safes or vaults over Veterans Day.

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