Woman’s gun scares off bat-wielding attackers

Good for her, another self-defense story that the Left will ignore

Dinah Burns is licensed to carry a concealed gun, but she’d only recently started taking her weapon while walking her dog.

Based on what happened, it looks like she’ll make a point of carrying from now on.

“I think if they’d gotten any closer, I probably would have fired,” said Burns.

It was Monday when Burns was on a footpath near Sanderson Elementary School.

“Two gentlemen came out of the woods, one holding a baseball bat, and said ‘You’re coming with us’.”

The men weren’t deterred by Dinah’s dog Gracie.

“I said, ‘Well, what do you want?,’ and as I was saying that I reached in to my pocket and slipped my gun out, slipped the safety off as I pulled it out.  As I was doing that the other gentleman came toward me and raised the baseball bat.  And, I pointed the gun at them and said, ‘I have this and I’m not afraid to use it.'”

The men took off and so far have eluded police.  Dinah posted about the incident on Facebook to alert friends and neighbors, to criticism by some.

Shame on the folks criticizing her. She saved herself, that is the point isn’t it? I do not know her situation, but obviously neither do those criticizing her. The point of being armed is to stop the threat. In this case that was accomplished by pulling her weapon.

Let’s be honest here. Gun control zealots hate self-defense

The folks who want #gunsense would have us believe that no one ever, or hardly ever defends them self with a fire arm. They would have us surrender our guns, and our best chance at defending ourselves for safety. Facts, though, do not support the stripping away of the right to buy, own, and carry guns legally. The  fact is guns are used many more times in self-defense, than to commit crimes. More often than not, the simple act of challenging an attacked with a firearm prevents the crime. But, in all, the presence of firearms in private hands is a positive

At a Dairy Queen in New Mexico

A Dairy Queen employee in Albuquerque, New Mexico had to use a concealed firearm to defend himself and his co-workers from an armed robber yesterday evening.

According to the Albuquerque Journal,

[BCSO spokesman Sgt. Aaron Williamson] said the man went to the Dairy Queen’s window with a gun and demanded money. The cashier gave him money and ducked behind the counter. The man then asked for more money. That’s when a different restaurant employee, “in fear of his own life,” fired at the robber, he said.

The man was struck at least once and died after being transported to University of New Mexico Hospital.

In Macon, Georgia Where a man with a CHL aided police in arresting an armed robber

Again in New Mexico

Albuquerque police confirm a would-be robberwas shot and killed at a smoke shop on Menual near Wyoming Sunday afternoon.

Officers responded to the robbery around 1:20 p.m. at Oasis Smoke Shop and Hooka Lounge, located at 8215 Menaul Boulevard Northeast. Officers found the robbery suspect dead from a gunshot wound.

Police questioned and released two people in connection to the shooting. No one has been arrested.

An employee who worked at the shop until just a few weeks ago said the shop had been robbed so many times recently, the owners wanted employees to carry guns.

In Houston

Houston police said an armed convenience store clerk not only foiled an attempted robbery, but wound up putting the would-be robber in the hospital. Police said the man was shot in the neck while trying to rob a convenience store at the intersection of Almeda-Genoa and Rowlett.

“When I saw the gun I felt like I was going to die. For my safety I had to pull my trigger,” said store clerk Kiran Giri.

Giri is known in his southeast Houston neighborhood as Alex and said he’s worked at the Almeda Discount Food Store for 14 years. In that time, Giri said he’s seen crime getting worse.

Again in Houston

A US postal worker who is on medical leave was forced to use a firearm to defend himself and his home from a daytime home invader in Houston, TX.

The homeowner grabbed his gun when he heard someone both ring his doorbell and knock strongly on his door around 10am. The suspect entered the home (it’s unclear if he forced his way through a locked door, or if the front door was unlocked). That’s when the homeowner fired one shot and struck the suspect once in the chest.

The victim who opened fire made statements about the incident toKHOU,

“All I know is, a person come in. I’m like, what’s going to happen, what’s going to happen? That’s when he came out. We confronted one another. All I know is, I’m telling him, get down, stop. It went bad. He kept coming toward me and didn’t want to stop,” said Wood.

In Omaha

No, James Jackson said to himself, that was not thunder and lightning from overnight storms that he and his family heard crashing into their Omaha home early Tuesday.

So, the 73-year-old Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War said, he grabbed his registered 380 Taurus semiautomatic handgun and left his second-floor bedroom for the main-floor living room.

 And halfway down the stairs he spotted a man entering his home through a broken front picture window. Peering about 15 feet from the steps into the living room lighted only by a small table lamp, Jackson said he fired one round that grazed the torso of the man.

After he fired, Jackson said, “I told him he better leave.’’

The man stepped back outside through the window and waited on the porch for police to arrive. Jackson said the man was bleeding from the gunshot wound and cuts from the broken glass.

I could go on listing these stories. Now, imagine these people, and what might have happened if the Michael Bloombergs of the world had their way.

Pacific War Veteran shoots armed thug

Once a soldier……….

89-year-old Arthur M. Lewis has seen quite a bit of combat.

Sure, Mr. Lewis served in the Pacific during World War Two, but we’re talking about the two gun battles he’s fought with younger and stronger armed robbers in his Lake Park jewelry stores in recent years, including one this past Saturday afternoon in which he wrestled and shot an armed robber six times .

Arthur M. Lewis may be elderly, but criminals are learning the North Palm Beach man is no easy mark.

The 89-year-old decorated World War II veteran foiled an armed robbery attempt Saturday afternoon at his Lake Park jewelry business that left a 44-year-old suspect with six gunshot wounds, but no loot.

Lewis was working behind the counter at The Jewelry Exchange at 900 N. Federal Highway when he was approached by a gun-wielding man around 3 p.m., according to an arrest report from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Lewis said he immediately grabbed the suspect’s revolver and pulled out a .38-caliber handgun from his own pocket.

The two men wrestled for several minutes and fired shots at each other. Despite battling someone half his age, Lewis got the best of it. A man identified by the sheriff’s office as Lennard Patrick Jervis, a Miramar resident, was shot six times by Lewis, including four times in the chest. Lewis’ left arm was grazed by a bullet, but he was otherwise unscathed.

Do not go “hunting criminals”, call 911.

In the scenario that Bearing Arms lays out, I would have called 911. If this person had broken into MY home, I would have still called 911 but I also would have armed myself and done what I though necessary to protect my niece and myself. 

If a burglar breaks into someone’s home and the homeowner shoots them, it is typically viewed as a “good shoot” in most jurisdictions.*

But what does the law say when neighbors watching over an empty home answer a burglar alarm and shoot a burglar in a vacant house? A couple in Channelview, Texas, is about to find out :

The burglar alarms went off at 2am in the 300 block of Lakeside Drive. Harris County Sheriff detectives say the family who owned the home had recently moved out of state. The couple next door were watching over their friends’ empty home when the alarm went off.

Detectives say the couple grabbed their guns, and went next door.

“Both of the homeowners had their conceal and carry license, armed themselves, went next door to the house and check to see if there were any burglars in the house,” said Sgt. Ben Beall of the Harris County Sheriffs Department.

Sgt. Beall says the couple found the burglary suspect locked in a bathroom of their friend’s home. They announced that they had guns, and tried to open the bathroom door. When they opened the bathroom door, the suspect allegedly rushed at the homeowners.

“He knocked the female into some of the furniture, both the homeowners discharged their weapons, striking the male. The male was able to get to the backyard, where he collapsed,” said Sgt. Beall.

They could now face charges, which I would hate to see, but they should have called 911 and waited. The bad guy is trapped in a bathroom, leave it at that. Thoughts?

Why the “Just taser bad guys” crowd are completely clueless

Via The Right Scoop

This is also very useful info for home defense and concealed carry as well. Anyone threatening you with a knife can get to you in a snap. You simply cannot rely on being able to draw and fire quickly enough in all situations

 

Armed homeowner 2, armed thugs 0

Wrong Home Syndrome strikes again

A burglary in Mechanicsville has left one suspect dead and several victims injured, according to Sheriff Wayne Byrd with the Darlington County Sheriff’s Office.

Byrd said two men broke into the home and physically assaulted two women and struck an 11-year-old boy in the head with a gun.

He said the homeowner was in a back room asleep and woke up to all the commotion.

“He was at the back of the residence, came out fired several shots at the intruders, and they fled the scene. And upon our officers arriving, they found one of the suspects dead in a field about 75 yards from the house,” said Sheriff Byrd.

Armed Masked Man chooses the wrong house to rob

Thug go bye bye

While details of precisely what went on inside are still sketchy, that the husband was able to obtain one of his firearms and use it effectively is not in doubt .

An Algiers man, 28, and his 36-year-old wife were on their backyard patio around 10 p.m. when a 25-year-old gunman, his face covered in a mask, walked up and demanded they give him money, police said.

The gunman ordered the couple into their home in the 1800 block of West Homestead Drive, where the couple’s three young children – ages 6, 13 and 14 – were inside, police said.

At some point the husband was able to retrieve his gun, police said, and fatally shot the gunman, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

I wonder where the gun grabbers are? The media coverage? Maybe Bloomberg will present this man with an award of some sort, yeah, no!