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| January 26, 2021

Arisaka Type 38

Authorities: Lake Mathews property owner fatally shoots man in self-defense

LAKE MATHEWS — A property owner shot and killed a former resident in self-defense during an altercation in the unincorporated community of Lake Mathews, sheriff’s officials said Sunday.

It happened at 9:10 p.m. Thursday in the 21000 block of Harford Park Lane, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

Sgt. Richard Carroll said the former resident physically threatened the property owner.

“During the confrontation, the property owner feared for their safety and their family’s safety and used a firearm against the assailant,” he said.

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Read the entire article here: The Press Enterprise

From the Archives.

South Chicago Heights teen killed uncle in self-defense after attack on mother, police say

The alleged aggressor in a domestic stabbing in South Chicago Heights Wednesday that sent three family members to the hospital has died, police said.

Juan Julloa-Acuna, 23, was pronounced dead Wednesday night, just a few hours after he allegedly attacked his sister-in-law at her home in the 200 block of West Sauk Trail, according to South Chicago Heights police.

Police said Friday that a nephew of Julloa-Acuna “vigorously fought” to protect his mother and younger siblings after Julloa-Acuna assaulted the woman in the family’s kitchen.

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Read the rest of the article here: Chicago Tribune

It is sobering to reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence.
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  1. MI Ranger says:

    Juan from Chicago was not a very good house guest!

    What are they teaching our children these days?

    • MI Ranger says:

      Good on the son though for protecting the family!!

      • KoB says:

        ^Word^ MI Ranger. And both examples had the good sense to verbalize; “I was in fear for my life…I will co-operate…I want a lawer!”

        Compatriot of mine has an Arisaka that his Dad brought back from his time doing that whole “Island Hopping” tour in the Pacific during the 1940s. There is no particular tale of derring do attached to it, that we know of. Mr. D was a very humble God Fearing Man that never spoke of his Pacific Service. When pressed about it one time he simply said, “Oh they were laying around everywhere, anyone that wanted one could bring one home.” Continue to RIP Mr. JWD. IMO he was as good a man as ever tore a cartridge.

        • President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH B Woodman Grammar Nazi says:

          It would be interesting to compare the 6.5 Arisaka vs the 6.5 Creedmore.
          One is described as weak, the other as long range flat shooting. What’s the difference? Has anyone ever done any comparative studies?

    • Sarge says:

      Thats Juan for the record books!

  2. David says:

    The Arisaka is a better weapon than the reviews indicate – while unwieldy, they are reliable and accurate. One inaccuracy in it; they say the chrysanthemum is stamped on the barrel; it is actually on the upper receiver bridge where most national crests etc. were placed. I remember when one of the renowned rifle experts did a comparison between the major powers’ bolt actions long after WWII ended: he found that the heat treatment of the receivers (a crucial step) was BETTER on the Arisaka he tested than on an SMLE, K98, and ’03 Springfield. There was also a story running around about a fella who claimed bad recoil and muzzle blast from his type 38 which had been rechambered to .30-’06. When he took it to a gunsmith, turned out the original smith had rechambered the rifle but had not rebarreled it – so every time he pulled the trigger the 7.62 bullet from the .30 cal was having to be squeezed down to 6.5mm/.264 caliber. The gun reportedly had fired over a half-dozen shots. That is a strong action!