What NOT to do when defending yourself with a firearm

You shoot to “stop the threat to your life” after that threat is no more, well Bob Owens explains

A Philadelphia laundromat owner with no understanding of self-defense laws is out of $2,000 in cash and is likely looking at jail time and expensive lawsuits after a botched robbery turned into a chase and shooting.

A laundromat owner armed with a gun shot a robber as well as a bystander in Philadelphia Sunday afternoon, according to police.

Investigators say the ordeal began at 4:19 p.m. when a 42-year-old man armed with a knife entered a laundromat on the 2800 block of N. 5th Street. The armed man forced the laundromat owner, who was behind the counter, to give him $2,000, according to police.

As the robber left with the money, the laundromat owner grabbed a revolver and began to chase him, investigators said. Police say the robber threw the money in the air and fled as the owner ran after him.

“I saw one of the guys running with a pack of money,” said Angel Perez, the owner of a store next to the laundromat. “When this guy ran he told him three times, ‘Stop! Stop! Stop!’”

The owner then fired five shots and struck the robber twice in the chest, according to officials. A 51-year-old woman, who investigators say was an innocent bystander, was also shot twice in the left hand.

In other words he did a very foolish and reckless thing

Self-defense laws are designed for the protection of human life from attacks by violent predators. They are not written to justify vigilante actions which put other lives at risk.

The laundromat owner would have been justified in drawing his gun and shooting the robber inside the laundromat during the robbery, but that’s not what happened here. The laundromat owner retrieved his firearm as the robber was fleeing, and decided to give chase. At that point, he became the problem. When he opened fire, he became the bad guy, and a liability to his community.

Very wise advice.

North Dakota latest state to enact constitutional carry

Very good

BISMARCK, N.D. –

Starting in August, North Dakota residents can carry a concealed handgun without a special permit.

Gov. Doug Burgum signed a bill Thursday that allows people to conceal carry as long as they have had a valid North Dakota driver’s license or state ID card for at least a year.

The new law applies to people only within the state. Residents will still not be able to conceal carry outside of North Dakota without the proper permit.

Your Self-Defense Story of the Day

A big brother with a gun very likely saved his little sisters life from her demented ex

A 32-year-old Detroit man apparently saved his sister’s life Tuesday when her 21-year-old ex-boyfriend kicked his way into her new apartment with a gun and bad intentions.

According to police, the 21-year-old man was armed when he kicked in the door of his 31-year-old ex-girlfriend’s apartment at 8:10 a.m. in the 3900 block of Wabash Street on Detroit’s west side.

Her 32-year-old brother shot the man multiple times in the chest, killing him, police said.

The ex-boyfriend’s car was left running in the street.

According to police and neighbors, the man had been stalking his ex, and is a case of domestic violence that had been going on for too long.

“It’s very sad that he had to lose his life to a relationship that he didn’t want to break up,” a neighbor said.

Neighbors said the woman hasn’t lived at the apartment for long, but her garage door and window already have scratches and dents caused last week by her ex-boyfriend.

“I have seen him come over, breaking up the property, disturbing the neighbors, beating on her,” the neighbor said. “We had to call the police several times.”

In another America, one run by the Cult of Gun Control, this woman, and her brother would likely be dead and their killer would be still out there, waiting to predate on his next victim. Thank God we do not live in that type of America.

Your Self-Defense Story of the Day

Bob Owens explains that accuracy trumps speed

A man in his thirties was ambushed in his vehicle last week by a man who not only got off the first shots, but who made the first hit. The victim of the attack rallies, however, drew his own firearm, and ended the threat on his life by being the better shooter.

A shooting victim exchanged gunfire with a suspect, killing him, in north St. Louis Thursday night

The 37-year-old victim told police he was in his vehicle in the 5700 block of Delmar when the suspect, later identified as 34-year-old Marcus Portis, approached him and began yelling while showing a gun around 7:20 p.m.

After approaching the victim, Portis reportedly fired several gunshots, striking the victim. Then, the victim got his own gun and returned fire, hitting the suspect.

According to police, after the gunshots were fired, Portis ran from the area and eventually collapsed.

Portis was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the thigh and listed in stable condition.

Accuracy! Accuracy! Accuracy!

Your Self-Defense Story of the Day

Via Bearing Arms

A homeowner in Poulsbo, WA was forced to shoot an intruder after he refused to heed her verbal commands to stop breaking into her house.

The incident unfolded just before 2 a.m. on Sunday in the 16000 block of Highway 305.

Detectives say the female homeowner said she heard someone breaking into her home. She called 911 and then armed herself with a gun. She says she gave the suspect ample warning, but he continued to break into her house. That’s when she fired her weapon.

Deputies found the wounded suspect at the scene and performed CPR until paramedics arrived.  The suspect was transported to Tacoma General Hospital with gunshot wounds.

Again, this is another example of how many Americans defend themselves with firearms, and most of those times they do not even fire their weapon, simply being armed drives off many thugs who are seeking easy targets

Something to freak out any members of the Cult of Gun Control

I can hear them now. OMG! Like why does anyone need that many “high capacity, assault rifle, weapon of war clips!” Here is the reason. A. Because second amendment! B. Because I like shooting, not reloading. 

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I just found these, 6 Hexmags for 49.99 with free shipping. I also bought a couple of Magpul AR-15 mags yesterday, that is all Academy had left. So, now, my next trip to the range will be easier. More time shooting, less time reloading. I also bought a new light for my AR and for my shotgun, It has a pistol grip so that should drive the Moms Demand Disarmament types batty. Why? Because home defense, which I pray I never have to engage in, in the dark requires a good light so you can identify what you are aiming at.