Homeowner in ND Confronts Burglar at 3:30am, Fires Shots, Scares Him Away

A Grand Forks homeowner shot at a burglar after finding him inside his home early Thursday morning. A suspect was arrested after the incident.

The Grand Forks Police Department responded to a call shortly after 3:30am about shots being fired and an attempted burglary. The incident happened in the 1700 block of 11th Avenue North. Officers say the homeowner found an unknown person inside his home, where there was a brief confrontation.

The suspect, 24-year-old Jared Ray Christensen of Nielsville fled the area as the homeowner fired a gun at the suspect outside. The suspect was arrested on several different charges including carrying a concealed weapon, possession of drug paraphernalia and controlled substance and also a Grand Forks District Warrant. The State’s Attorney will review the homeowner’s response as well.

The suspect was not shot but treated for non-life-threatening injuries at Altru he received during a physical confrontation with the homeowner. The investigation is ongoing and all bullets have been accounted for.

Watch the video interview here

Decorated Army Veteran Arrested in NY For Possession of 30 Round AR Magazines

According to wwnytv.com, on January 7th, 32 year old Nathan Haddad was arrested when police discovered five 30 round (standard capacity) AR-15 magazines in his car during a vehicle check.

Haddad was charged with five counts of third degree criminal possession of a weapon and arraigned in Watertown town court.

Looks like any other crime report under New York’s draconian gun laws.

However, here is where things get interesting. According to Haddad’s brother, Michael Haddad, Nathan though the magazines were “pre-ban” which would have made them legal in New York. Currently, in New York, you can possess magazines over 10 rounds if they were made before the state’s first Assault Weapons Ban (however, 2 weeks ago New York passed another law completely banning these magazines, but that law is not in effect yet).

Also to add to the plot, Nathan Haddad is a decorated army veteran, serving 12 years in the Army, multiple deployments to Afghanistan, and numerous honors. Nathan was discharged for medical reasons after being injured during special forces training in South Korea.

Remember how David Gregory illegally possessed an AR-15 magazine in Washington DC, during a broadcast? Gregory was never charged, never made to sit in the back of a police car, never finger printed, has no arrest record, and prosecution was certainly never on the table. This is a perfect example of gun laws only applying to normal citizens and not the rich or famous.

Now Nathan’s brother is asking for help to raise funds for his brother’s defense. Over $8,000 has been raised in the 23 days since Nathan’s arrest. If you’d like to check out the donation page, here is the link (note, we are not associated with the donation process, it is managed by Michael Haddad): http://www.gofundme.com/1tkukc

Your doctor is FAR more likely to kill you than an armed criminal

It’s true: You are 64 times more likely to be killed by your doctor than by someone else wielding a gun. That’s because 19,766 of the total 31,940 gun deaths in the USA (in the year 2011) were suicides. So the actual number of deaths from other people shooting you is only 12,174.

Doctors, comparatively, kill 783,936 people each year, which is 64 times higher than 12,174. Doctors shoot you not with bullets, but with vaccines, chemotherapy and pharmaceuticals… all of which turn out to be FAR more deadly than guns.

This is especially amazing, given that there are just under 700,000 doctors in America, while there are roughly about 80 million gun owners in America.

How do 700,000 doctors manage to kill 783,936 people each year (that’s over one death per doctor), while 80 million gun owners kill only 31,940? Because owning a gun is orders of magnitude safer than “practicing” medicine!

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Pentavalent vaccine killing children in India, Vietnam

Pentavalent vaccine is a combo of vaccines against diseases like Diphtheria, Pertrussis (whooping cough), Tetanus, Hepatitis B and HiB (pneumonia and meningitis) viruses. Giving vaccines for different diseases confers what is called ‘acquired immunity’ to diseases. Some of the diseases like polio, TB, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Measles, Hepatitis B which can be deadly in children can be prevented with vaccines.
In public health practice, vaccination is given to confer community protection so that even unimmunized children will have a reduced risk of getting the disease. This is called as the ‘herd effect’ of immunization.

So, why is the medical community claiming that the Pentavalent vaccine is unsafe?

The PV vaccine was supposed to be a pilot project in Kerala and Tamil Nadu on the recommendation of the National Technical Advisory group (NTAGI) in Dec 2011. It was introduced to tackle the rising deaths due to pneumonia and meningitis which are becoming leading causes for under-five child mortality in India. All the infants administered with the vaccine were to be monitored and reported about diligently. The data was supposed to be reviewed after one year before extending the programme to other states. This didn’t happen – it was introduced in Haryana at the end of last year before any data was analyzed.

Just in the last three weeks, three more infants in Kerala and one infant in Haryana died due to the vaccine. And the doctors haven’t reported any other cause. Following the deaths, pediatricians, academicians, public health lobbyists from all over India have requested the Union Health Secretary to withdraw the pentavalent vaccine from the National Immunization Programme.

According to a piece in DNA, certain doctors who wished to be unnamed claimed that international pharma lobbies like the GAVI alliance (Global Alliance for Vaccine and Immunization) have been influencing the Government’s decisions without proper investigation about its safety. This despite the fact that there have been infants deaths in other countries like Bhutan, Pakistan, Vietnam and Sri Lanka, due to the vaccine.

Read the full story here

82-year-old Mo. man shoots intruder

ELLSINORE, MO (KFVS) – Police say an 82-year-old Ellsinore man shot a man who reportedly broke into his home Friday night.

It happened shortly after 7:30 p.m. on North Herren Street.

According to Carter County Sheriff Richard Stephens, Charles L. White, 30, of Ellsinore, broke into the residence and assaulted the 82-year-old. White reported fled after being shot.

After the sheriff’s office obtained a search warrant, White was found at a home in Ellsinore.

The 82-year-old homeowner was taken to a Poplar Bluff hospital and then by air ambulance to a St. Louis hospital with head injuries.

White was taken to a Poplar Bluff hospital and treated for a gunshot wound to the arm.

An arrest warrant was issued for White for assault first degree and burglary first degree. He was being held in the Butler County Jail under $500,000 bond or cash surety.

Watch the full video here

Gunfire in the Hallway: Illinois School Plans “Code Red” Drill

Following brazen military drills in Miami and Houston, police in Illinois plan an active shooter scenario in a suburban Chicago school today.

Students will be in classrooms at the Cary-Grove High School when police fire blanks in the school hallway “in an effort to provide our teachers and students some familiarity with the sound of gunfire,” according to principal Jay Sargeant, CBS Chicago reported on Tuesday.

“From the school’s request, they want to let the students know what the sound of gunshot might be, should that occur in their school,” Cary Police Chief Steven Casstevens added.

According to the school, parents were informed of the drill via email. Parent Kassy Pinter told CBS Chicago she did not receive the email.

Many parents believe the “code red” drill is inappropriate and will frighten children. “If you need to run a drill, you run a drill,” parent Sharon Miller told a local radio station. “They run fire drills all the time, but they don’t run up and down the hallway with a flamethrower,” she said in response to the plan by police to fire blanks in the school hallway.

“I think it’s a little over the top, like it’s too much. I think we understand what could happen. I just think that it’s unnecessary,” student Bobbi Breuer told NBC.

Following the massacre at the Sandy Hook school in Newtown, Connecticut, numerous schools around the country have conducted drills. Police and schools, however, conducted active shooter drills well before Sandy Hook. The video below was posted in 2008: