Waffle House robber meets armed citizen

I mean, who would go to Waffle House at two in the morning without a gun?

Atlanta (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution) – A 20-year-old attempting to rob a Waffle House pointed his gun at the wrong people early Monday, police say.

A police officer and a security guard, both off-duty, helped thwart the would-be criminal.

Wearing a black bandanna over his face and a hoodie, Ashton Macafee walked into the south Fulton County diner in the 4300 block of Jonesboro Road shortly before 2 a.m. brandishing a handgun and demanding money, said Detective Gloria Hodgson with Union City police.

“Nobody move and open the cash register,” Macafee allegedly said.

After his demand, Macafee pointed a gun at a man seated at a booth, according to police. That man, off-duty Atlanta police Officer Jonathan Sutton, couldn’t reach for his service weapon.

But the man seated next to Sutton, an off-duty security guard, fired two shots, police said. The security guard, identified as Evans Chad Pollard, shot Macafee.

Are we sad Mr. Macafee was perforated?  Not one iota.

GSL Meetings Thursday evening!

Guns Save Life meetings in Peoria and Effingham are Thursday evening!  If you’re within an hour of those cities, drop on by.  You don’t have to be a member and you’ll get the latest in news and information on gun rights here in Illinois!



Old-school firearms training.

Found this today.  O.M.G.

These guys were either foolish or they had big old brass ones.

These cops would stand around and let their compatriots shoot cigarettes out of their ears and mouths!



Think your password is secure?


Test it.

Mine for the GSL website rates 10 months to crack.  How’s your favorite passwords rate?

You don’t have to pay anything to analyze them…  Just enter a proposed username then type in your proposed password to get the fast and free analysis.

A good article about passwords and cracking software I found at ZeroHedge.

Submitted by Simon Black via Sovereign Man blog,

Seven minutes.

That’s how long it would take to crack one of the passwords I had been using for more than ten years, according to the crypto experts at Silent Circle.

Let’s be honest. A lot of people use the same password over and over again across multiple websites, like email, bank accounts, and social media.

Sometimes these passwords can be a bit elementary. The dog’s name. Daughter’s nickname plus her birth year. A favorite chocolate syrup.

These types of passwords won’t typically thwart government agencies that are keen to spy on their citizens. They can easily be cracked in a matter of minutes.

I’ve been using eight or ten different passwords for several years, some of them going back to my days as an intelligence officer. I had always thought they were secure– letters and numbers that I’ve been typing so long, they’re committed to muscle memory.

But a few months ago when I signed up for my Silent Circle account, I was surprised to see the results when I tested one of my passwords against their crypto analysis tool.

It turns out that the password wasn’t so secure after all. You can try it for yourself here:


(You don’t have to sign up, you can just type in a password and see for yourself…)



Change You Can’t Believe

The Armed Lutheran dissects the rhetorical sewage spewed forth by the so-called parents of Trayvon Martin as they advocate, er agitate for elimination of self-defense laws which disproportionately benefit blacks.

Low information voters need to be educated how these two people are effectively plantation dwellers advocating for expanding slavery on the plantation in order to get a nice pat on the head from the plantation’s masters.


Published July 31, 2013 | By The Armed Lutheran

Some months back I created a Change.org account so I could sign a petition from the Firearms Policy Coalition urging the President not to pass legislation banning guns, ammunition or magazines. Change.org tends to be a place where unrequited leftists go to grumble and to try to rekindle that hopey-changey feeling lost in the five years since Barack Hussein Obama was elected in 2008. Since joining I’ve gotten the predictable stream of emails requesting my support for one leftist cause after another, all of which I have ignored. Today I got a plea from Trayvon Martin’s parents. Guess what they want.


The parents of Trayvon Martin — Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton — have started a petition on Change.org calling on governors to review and amend the so-called “Stand Your Ground” laws in their states. To date over 59,000 people have signed. Nevermind the fact that Stand Your Ground did not apply in the case of their son’s death. Since facts and logic didn’t seem to have any place in the courtroom, this petition makes perfect sense.

As I said in a previous post, I’ve been hesitant to write about this case. But I am sick and tired of people who use tragedies like Aurora, or Newtown, or Trayvon Martin, to try to undermine the legal right to self defense or the Second Amendment.

Lets examine some of the petition’s claims.

“Last year, our son Trayvon Martin was stalked, chased down and killed by George Zimmerman, and Zimmerman received no punishment whatsoever.” That claim is utterly false. Zimmerman followed Martin, which is not illegal, and Martin was acting suspiciously in the dark in a neighborhood where he did not live. To use charged terms like “stalked” and “chased down” ignores entirely the evidence presented and the findings of the jury in the case. He was not officially punished because he was found not guilty in a court of law. Just because you want someone punished, doesn’t mean it will or should happen.

Zimmerman has most definitely been punished unofficially. He and his family will forever live in fear because racist hate-mongers, the base of the President’s party, want Zimmerman killed. And the government will do everything it can to appease the base and make Mr. Zimmerman’s life hell.

“That’s…because Florida is one of at least 21 states with some form of ‘Stand Your Ground’ law which enables people like George Zimmerman to claim self-defense.” Think about that claim for a second. The truth is that George Zimmerman could have claimed self-defense in any state in the Union and would have been right to do so. Even states without Stand Your Ground laws allow you to defend yourself with deadly force if you cannot escape an attack and fear for your life.

There’s a bunch more as they dissect the rest of the Martins’ plea (for $$ in the end, we’re sure).




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  1. Facts should not get in the way of reality. REALLY. If only, should have , could have, must have been involved in that life. To change that path they are running on.

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