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robbers

Robbers shot 73 year old, 12 year old grandson shoots robber

Two armed robbers broke into a home in Goldsboro, N.C. The break-in occurred after midnight on Saturday. The pair forcibly entered the home, and begun demanding money. When they were told there was no cash, the intruders shot a 73 year old woman. That’s when her 12 year old grandson sprung into action. He grabbed …

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YouTuber

YouTuber shot dead after prank goes wrong

YouTuber Timothy Wilks, 20, was filming a series of “pranks” for his online channel. The intent was for Wilks, and another YouTuber, to lunge at passers-by with a fake butcher knife. Witnesses claim they intended to film and subsequently post the reaction videos. However, things turned deadly when Wilks approached David Starnes Jr, 23, and …

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DOPE

The Road to Mammoth: Getting Good DOPE pt. 1

Snipers weaponize math. To do this, they use Data on Personal Equipment (DOPE). However, that is not to be confused with Data From Previous Engagement (DOPE). So no matter what kind of DOPE you use, killing bad guys with math is pretty dope. Although, if you think mastering ballistics, and their solvers, requires Jedi like …

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Mammoth

The Road to Mammoth 2021- The key to success

“The only way you can truly prepare yourself for Mammoth is to have already done Mammoth,” a seasoned competitor told me as I was preparing for my first Mammoth.  “Even then, you’ll never really be prepared. Therein lies the beauty of it!” I initially dismissed this as a way to haze a newbie, deter my …

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Mammoth

The Road to Mammoth 2021- What’s in it for you?

A couple of years ago, I wrote an article for American Grit about why I – a middle aged, former college athlete, and patriot with no military training – decided to sign up for one of the toughest shooting and endurance competitions in the world, the Mammoth Ultimate Sniper Challenge. It’s an event traditionally dominated …

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NAS Corpus shooting may be “terror related”

This morning, NAS Corpus released a statement saying an active shooter was in the vicinity of the base’s North Gate. They advised all personnel to go into a lockdown status. An hour later, they reported the shooter had been neutralized. Current reports state a vehicle attempted to speed through one of the base security gates. …

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Virginia’s “Assault firearms” ban moves forward

Voted 12 yays to 9 nays, the Committee on Public Safety Virginia House Bill 961 moves on to the next step. Hence, the bill on “assault firearms” will be debated on the floor of Virginia’s House of Representatives. If they pass the bill, the Virginia Senate will take a vote. The final stop before it …

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Don’t Mess with Texans, they shoot back

How many times does the lesson need to be learned?  You do not attempt a mass shooting in Texas, especially now.  New laws passed in September 2019 that, instead of tightening gun laws, have loosened them.  Thus allowing church members who have their concealed license to carry. On Sunday, a man shot and killed two …

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Street Grit: Center for the Intrepid Air Rifle Competition

A couple of weeks ago, Street Grit went out to the Center for the Intrepid Air Rifle shooting competition, held at Churchill High School in San Antonio.  There, we watched competitors shoot at a target roughly the size of a quarter.  At least, it seemed that way.  This competition was set up by Center for …

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