Security forces shoot at group attempting to place explosives near the border, wounding 22-year-old
Jestin Joseph, above, allegedly attempted to rob a McDonald’s in Forth Worth, Tex., on Tuesday. WFAA
‘I could hear the gun clicking, he was pulling the trigger’: Jamming gun prevents thug from shooting up Texas McDonald’s — TWICE (VIDEO)
Jestin Joseph tried to shoot customers at a Fort Worth McDonald’s but, miraculously, bloodshed was avoided when his gun jammed twice, police said. The attempted hold-up was caught on the restaurant’s security cameras.
SOURCE – A bloodbath at a Texas McDonalds was narrowly avoided when the thief’s gun jammed twice.
Davage Armstrong and his young son were getting food from a McDonald’s in Fort Worth on Tuesday night when a gunman, Jestin Joseph, rushed in and demanded money from customers and workers.
Footage from the incident was broadcast on local WFAA-TV.
Armstrong and the Joseph tussled, and the gunman raised his pistol and tried to shoot, the footage shows.
Davage Armstrong, whose face is blurred in the above photo, was in the restaurant with his young son. WFAA
But the weapon wouldn’t fire.
“I could hear the gun clicking… he was pulling the trigger,” Armstrong told WFAA-TV.
Armstrong and Joseph tussled. Joseph aimed the weapon at him and pulled the trigger, but the gun didn’t fire. WFAA
Joseph removed the clip, jammed it back in and ran outside.
He fired a single shot in the air and then returned to the McDonalds, the footage showed.
Once inside, he tried to open fire, but the gun jammed again.
Armstrong told WFAA-TV, “[HE WAS] pulling the trigger towards me, but still, just clicking.”
Davage Armstrong said he believed God spared his life during the terrifying encounter. WFAA
Joseph left the restaurant, and was eventually arrested.
In a jailhouse interview with WFAA-TV, he said he snapped after a tense encounter with someone that night.
The gun belonged to an ex-girlfriend, he said.
Joseph, 24, is charged with five counts of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon. Uncredited/AP
“I’m not proud of what I did, but at the same time, I really feel like someone was after me,” Joseph said.
He was charged with five counts of aggravated assault and being held on $500,000 bond.
Armstrong told the station he felt as though God was watching over him that night.
“That’s all it could have been, an angel over me,” he said.
Sept. 9, 2013
Last week, an Indianapolis woman was able to defend herself and her property by having a firearm at her disposal when she needed it most.
“Kari Bird just started law school and continues to work full time,” reported Indiana’s Fox 59. “Bird got home at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday and when she got out of her car, a group of three or four young guys approached her.”
Bird says one of the men smiled before pulling a gun on her, then demanded her keys.
As she turned over her keys, she realized her costly possessions were about to be forfeited. It was then, Bird says, she remembered the firearm stored in her car’s center console.
Bird says she grabbed her gun and pointed it at them.
“(He said), ‘Oh s***’ and they ran,” Bird said.
Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the roving band of teen miscreants. “The one who pulled the gun is described as husky, wearing a black hoody over a light shirt,” Fox 59 reported.
As noted in a report sponsored by the Justice Department, about 40 percent of criminals say they had “decided not to do a crime because they knew or believed that their intended victim was armed.”
Bird’s tale has earned her a place on the website GunsSaveLives.net’s Stories of Self Defense map which pinpoints areas in the United States where crimes have been thwarted by responsible gun owners. The map depicts hundreds of instances in the United States in which guns were used to defend one’s life or property.
Guns Save Lives.net’s Stories of Self Defense map.
U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., says he believes open purchase orders from the Department of Homeland Security to buy over 1 billion rounds of ammunition are part of an “intentional” effort by the Obama administration to “dry up the market” for gun-owning citizens.
“We have in this country the Second Amendment that preserves the right to keep and bear arms,” Inhofe told radio host Aaron Klein, “and the president doesn’t believe in that.”
Inhofe was a guest on “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio” on New York City’s WABC station, talking about his Ammunition Management for More Obtainability – or AMMO – bill, which is designed to limit non-defense, armed federal agencies to pre-Obama levels of ammunition. The bill, S.843, has been referred to Senate committee, while a similar bill sponsored by Rep. Frank Lucas, R-Okla., has been referred to House committee.
“President Obama has been doing everything he could to stop the private ownership of guns in America,” Inhofe asserted. “Yet he’s been voted down in a big way by a large majority, and so my feeling is that he’s doing this to buy up [ammunition] so honest, law-abiding citizens here in the United States, like my son, can’t even buy ammunition because government is purchasing so much.”
The DHS has claimed it’s simply creating bulk purchase orders to save money and that 80 percent of the ammunition is used for training purposes, but Inhofe isn’t buying the explanation.
“We had someone testify the other day the DHS has the ‘right’ – this is a bureaucrat who said this – they have the ‘right’ to buy as much as they want, and they’re planning to buy 750 million rounds,” Inhofe said. “That is more than three times the amount our soldiers are using for training to defend our nation.”
“I believe it’s intentional,” Inhofe said of the ammunition shortages many private and local law enforcement purchasers are experiencing. “It’s just another effort to restrict gun activity and ownership.”
He added later, “This has never happened in this country before. We’ve never had government trying to take that much control at the expense of law-abiding citizens. And we’re not going to let it happen.”
To that end, Inhofe has proposed his AMMO bill, still without co-sponsors, in the U.S. Senate.
“It’s designed to have the Government Accounting Office inventory not the Defense Department but all other departments that use weaponry,” Inhofe said, “as to what they’re doing in terms of the amount of ammunition they have bought to dry up the market for honest, law-abiding citizens.”
Approves $24 Million To Expedite Illegal Gun Seizure
The California state legislature passed a bill Thursday approving $24 million to expedite the confiscation of the estimated 40,000 handguns and assault weapons illegally owned by Californians.
SB 140, authored by Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco), seeks to remedy the gun-confiscation backlog that has left thousands of illegal guns on the streets, including those owned by those with criminal convictions or serious mental illness.
“We are fortunate in California to have the first and only system in the nation that tracks and identifies individuals who at one time made legal purchases of firearms but are now barred from possessing them,” Leno said in a statement. “However, due to a lack of resources, only a few of these illegally possessed weapons have been confiscated, and the mountain of firearms continues to grow each day.”
The measure will take $24 million from the Dealer Record of Sale (DROS) surplus funds and give it to the California Department of Justice, which is in charge of confiscating illegal guns. The DROS account holds fees that are imposed upon every transfer or sale of a firearm in California.
Assemblyman Brian Jones (R-Santee) said he voted against the measure because the fees that make up the DROS funds are intended to cover the cost of background checks — not confiscations.
“For example, if you go to the DMV and pay for a driver’s license, that fee is for processing the driver’s license, not for setting up sting operations for catching drunk drivers,” he said.
“If the legislature wants to raise extra funds for the DOJ, it would have to impose a tax on firearm sales, which requires a two-thirds vote,” he added.
Brandon Combs, executive director of the gun advocacy group Calguns Foundation, agrees that gun confiscation should be paid for out of the state’s general fund. His and other pro-gun groups have argued that California’s fees on gun buyers are exorbitant.
“The state should not be stealing millions of dollars from gun owners who were overcharged,” Combs said.
Assemblyman Tim Donnelly (R-Twin Peaks) told the Los Angeles Times that he voted against the measure because it is “a dangerous practice” to “send SWAT teams into our neighborhoods” to collect the firearms.
The funds will go toward enforcing the California DOJ’s Armed Prohibited Persons System (APPS) program, which began in 2007. APPS cross-references various databases to check people who have legally purchased handguns and registered assault weapons since 1996 against individuals who are prohibited from owning or possessing firearms.
APPS also cross-references gun owners with individuals who have reported to the state DOJ as mentally ill. Doctors and hospitals are required to report to the state individuals who were found to be a danger to themselves or others, or who were certified for intensive treatment for a mental disorder.
Lynda Gledhill, spokesperson for the California DOJ, said that of the individuals deemed unfit to own guns, about 30 percent have a criminal record, 30 percent are mentally ill, 20 percent have a restraining order out on them and a small percentage have a warrant out for their arrest.
California is the only U.S. state where law enforcement officials confiscate guns from the homes of individuals not legally permitted to own them. Because gun-confiscating agents do not obtain search warrants, their job involves convincing people to let them into their homes and hand over their guns. If an individual does turn over a gun, he or she can be arrested on suspicion of illegally owning a firearm.
Over the past five years, agents conducting twice-weekly sweeps have confiscated more than 10,000 guns. Using the $24 million from SB 140, the California DOJ says it would take three years to catch up with the backlog of confiscated illegal guns.
Leno’s bill returns to the Senate for approval of some noncontroversial amendments before heading to Gov. Jerry Brown’s (D) desk. If SB 140 is signed by the governor, it would take effect immediately.
“This makes enormous sense and is one of the only ways available to reduce access to already purchased firearms,” Deborah Azrael, associate director of the Harvard Youth Violence Prevention Center. “Universal background checks, as much as we should have them, can affect only the next gun purchased, not the sizable reservoir of guns already out there.”
Adam Winker, UCLA law professor and expert on constitutional law, commented on the passage of the California bill after the U.S. Congress’ failure to enact national gun background checks.
“We’re likely to see much more activity at the state level in the wake of Congress’s failure to act,” Winkler said. “The gun-control movement’s best options now are gun-control laws at the state.”
March 23, 2013
Just as I predicted in a January 11, 2013 article, ammo shortages have become so severe across the USA that the main headline for DrudgeReport.com today is, “COPS BEG AND BARTER FOR AMMO.”
That headline links to a CNS News story which reports:
The nationwide shortage of ammunition has left many police departments scrambling to get their hands on the necessary rounds – with some even bartering among each other. “Most police departments are having a very difficult time even getting the necessary ammunition for handguns, shotguns and especially rifles… With the delay in ammunition, some departments are limiting the number of rounds they carry in their handgun because of the shortage of ammunition. We get to the point where it is difficult to have enough ammo to train and also equip the officers.”
I predicted all this two months ago, of course, in an article with the headline, “Nationwide ammo shortage so severe that even cops can’t buy bullets; ammo rationing imminent.”
In that article, I wrote:
Thanks to outrageous Sandy Hook fear mongering by the mainstream media and political operatives like Feinstein, Obama, Cuomo and others, the American people have been rushing out to buy up every bullet, every rifle, every handgun and very nearly every gun-related product in the country… If gang bangers ever figure out that the cops are out of bullets, it will be all-out war in many U.S. cities, including Miami, LA, Detroit, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia and NYC. A disarmed police force is no police force at all, since it’s only really the threat of high-velocity lead that actually stops bad people from doing bad things.
Condemned for accurate predictions
Immediately after my article was published, the usual gang of trolls, imbeciles, morons and riff-raff attacked my article, saying it was “pure fiction” and that police had plenty of bullets. My story was called, as usual, “FEAR MONGERING” and I was viciously smeared for being accurate about what was about to arrive. (This is one of the joys of being intelligent. You are endlessly attacked by people who are too stupid to see beyond their next meal.)
Fast forward two months to today, March 22, 2013. Suddenly my predictions and warnings are coming true.
In fact, I predicted this in December of 2012 with my article that lays out 20 predictions for 2013. That article includes prediction #4:
#4) Extreme shortages of guns, ammo, magazines as their barter value skyrockets
Already, guns, ammo and magazines are virtually impossible to find and buy. This shortage will continue throughout 2013 and even well into 2014. Even if strict new gun control laws are not passed, the existing shortage cannot be filled until roughly the end of 2013.
I also accurately predicted the eurozone banking crisis now unfolding
But wait… it gets even better. Nearly a full year earlier, on January 4, 2012, I predicted the European banking crisis we now see unfolding. In that article, entitled 25 predictions for 2012 – 2015 (plus five things that won’t happen), I wrote:
#1 – The European Union breaks apart – the financial strain will not be bearable, and even though both the ECB and the Federal Reserve will try to bail out the debt of major banks, they will be unable to cover the tens of trillions in bad debt, and several global banks will fail, followed by the partial or complete breakup of the EU itself. Germany, tired of carrying the debt of nations like Greece, will lead the way back to national sovereignty and away from the EU.
That was 14 months ago, by the way, and now it’s all happening, starting with Cyprus and imminent bank runs that may begin as early as next week. In that same collection of predictions, I also wrote:
#10 – Major bank failures rock the world – Expect to see a major bank such as Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, or Wells Fargo to go belly-up as its debt burden becomes unbearable. The Fed, of course, will try to bail out these banks with new money creation, but some of these banks have tens of trillions of dollars in debt. That’s too large for the Fed to just print up.
Fear mongering? How about accurate predictions
The usual attack against my articles is to throw out the phrase, “fear mongering!” It’s a juvenile strategy, of course, because it avoids any discussion of what’s really happening. When is fear mongering NOT fear mongering? When it’s TRUE.
If your house is burning down and a neighbor says, “Hey, your house is on fire,” that’s not fear mongering. That’s an important notification of a bad event.
The same is true for trends that will end up in bad events. One of the gifts I’ve been blessed with is the ability to accurately piece together current events and predict future trends with about 70% accuracy. For example, I publicly called the dot-com bubble crash of 2001 and the housing bubble crash a few years later. In fact, I began warning about the dot-com crash in 1998 –three years ahead of the actual crash — and was predictably called a “doomsayer” even then.
A huge number of people have learned over the years that I really do know what I’m talking about the majority of the time. My record isn’t perfect, but if you go back to my public predictions of 2010, 2011, 2012 and beyond, about 70% of them come true.
I’ve learned that the farther out you can see into the future, the more insane “regular” people think you are. By “regular” people, I mean all those living in their delusional worlds engineered by CNN propaganda and political disinfo. To those people, there’s never anything to worry about and all crisis events are “sudden” and “random.” They never see patterns in anything. They have no ability to understand trends, cycles or long-term ramifications of present-day events. They are truly blind to the way the world really works. They are the majority masses who think Obama is going to save them and that the Federal Reserve is a branch of the federal government because the word “federal” is in the name.
People like me, on the other hand, must live with the burden (or perhaps a curse) of knowing what’s coming and trying to warn people, most of whom don’t want to be told what’s coming. Alex Jones faces the same challenge. People call him “negative” because he’s telling you about approaching events that are very, very bad. Most people don’t want to hear that, so they tune out and live in denial. But Alex Jones is right most of the time, too. Probably even more than 70%.
Gerald Celente is another modern-day prophet of sorts, although he would not like me using the term “prophet.” He’s just a really smart guy who sees patterns and understands where things are headed. Mark my words: In five years, all of you will wish you had listened to Gerald Celente and heeded his warnings on the approaching bank failures and global debt collapse.
Many more people will wish they would have heeded my warnings, too, on the big events headed our way such as a global debt collapse, mass social unrest, a major false flag attack on a U.S. city blamed on patriots, followed by a nationwide declaration of martial law and the rollout of an armed domestic military using those 1.6 billion bullets purchased by DHS.
“Denial” is a strategy of those who refuse to grow up
Of course, even then many people will prefer to live in a state of constant denial than face reality. Some will remain in denial even as all this unfolds. Denial is a powerful tool used by the human brain to avoid taking responsibility for life. And if there’s one thing history has proven, it’s that every culture born out of abundance eventually breeds generations of apathetic, lazy entitlement worshippers who absolutely hate taking responsibility for their own lives.
That’s why they elect people like Obama and Bloomberg: they need a government “mommy” and “daddy” to tell them what to do. This allows them to continue living as infant minds inside adult bodies, all while avoiding the discomfort of growing up and thinking for themselves.
On top of that, most people are brain damaged by vaccines, fluoride, MSG, aspartame and psych drugs. They have no idea what’s really happening around them because their brain neurons aren’t firing correctly. They are clueless, helpless victims who the state has already decided must be eliminated. But these brain-damaged people still manage to have Facebook accounts, so you will see their comments on Facebook with things like, “Fear monger!” Or “Conspiracy theorist!” (These are actually cries for help from mentally disabled victims of brain damage.)
When you see people posting comments like that, just know in your own mind that they are brain damaged victims of the state. They are technically mentally retarded and are thus victims of government poisoning, propaganda and deception. We should actually feel sorry for these people and try to save them, even though they don’t want to save themselves.
As Neo was told when walking through the Matrix:
The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy. But when you’re inside, you look around, what do you see? Businessmen, teachers, lawyers, carpenters. The very minds of the people we are trying to save. But until we do, these people are still a part of that system and that makes them our enemy. You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inert, so hopelessly dependent on the system that they will fight to protect it.
The Earth will be inherited by survivalists and preppers
For those of you who are already unplugged from the Matrix and living in the real world, rest assured things are headed for global catastrophe at many levels. DHS didn’t buy 1.6 billion bullets just to sit on them. They are fully intending to use them on the streets of America. The global banking system is on the verge of catastrophe. War drums are heard in the Middle East (Iran). Tensions are high across the United States, with gun owners practically ready to start a revolution against the tyranny in Washington. North Korea is threatening to nuke America. Ocean ecosystems are collapsing. The Fed is pumping fake money into the system like never before, DHS is buying thousands of armored assault vehicles, and the lies in the media have never been more outrageous and persistent.
After the global collapse, most of the remaining population will be survivalists (almost by definition). People who do not “believe” in preparedness simply will not survive. They will either die or become believers very quickly. If you are not squared away yet with food, medicine, firearms, ammo, communications equipment, water filters and other survival gear, you are rolling the dice on your own life. Get prepared now or perish. It’s not fear mongering, it’s a flat-out warning from a guy who knows what he’s talking about.
This article was posted: Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 7:08 am
Police have detained a man after he mounted a stage and pointed a gas pistol at an ethnic Turkish party leader
A Bulgarian opposition politician narrowly escaped an assassination attempt during a televised speech on Saturday, when a man climbed on the stage next to him and pointed a gun to his head at point-blank range.
Ahmed Dogan, the leader of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF), which represents the Turkish minority in Bulgaria, escaped unharmed after his would-be assassin was wrestled to the ground by security guards, during the party congress in the capital Sofia.
Dogan pushed the man away before he could open fire. Photograph: Julian Savchev/EPAVideo footage showed that Dogan, 58, was able to push the man’s hand away before security officials pulled the assailant to the ground, punching and kicking him before he was arrested. He was later taken to hospital.
Police identified the alleged attacker as Oktai Enimehmedov, 25, from the eastern coastal city of Burgas. They said that he was carrying the gun and two knives.
Tsvetan Tsvetanov, the interior minister, is reported to have said that the attacker tried to fire two shots but “most likely the gun misfired”. However, other reports suggest that the weapon was a gas pistol, a non-lethal weapon used for self-defence, which can cause serious injuries when fired from close range.
The liberal MRF party represents ethnic Turks and other Muslims, who make up about 12% of Bulgaria’s population of about seven million. Dogan, who is seen as one of the country’s most influential political figures, was acquitted two years ago after a high-profile corruption trial into payments it was alleged that he received as a consultant for a hydroelectric power project. The MRF was a junior partner in the previous Socialist-led cabinet before switching to the opposition following the 2009 elections.
Dogan, who has led the party for almost 25 years, returned to the conference a few hours after the attack and was given a standing ovation.
President Rosen Plevneliev said in a statement: “Bulgarian society is traditionally known for its tolerance, mutual acceptance and respect between different ethnic groups and religions. Such an act is unacceptable in a democratic state.” The incident was the most serious attack on a politician in Bulgaria since Andrei Lukanov, a former prime minsiter, was found shot dead near his home in Sofia in 1996.
Having joined the European Union in 2007, Bulgarian citizens can move to the UK for work after temporary limits expire at the end of this year. Any Bulgarian who has been working legally as an employee in the UK for 12 months without a break will have full rights of free movement.
• This article was amended on 20 January 2013. The original version wrongly stated that Bulgaria had joined the EU in 1997 instead of 2007.
Video of assassination attempt: Warning! This video contains violence!