Your Self-Defense Stories of the Day

No one who kicks in a door at midnight has good intentions

A man thought his child’s mother was inside when he banged on the front door and demanded to enter a northeast-side apartment late Thursday.

But it was the wrong address.

When this angry man kicked in the door to that wrong apartment, he paid with his life.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police said a resident was protecting himself, a woman and two small children who live with him when he fired a gun and killed the intruder.

As Wheelgun notes parents have to protect their children

They weren’t just breaking in; they were breaking into a kids’ room. Homeowner kills burglar trying to break into sleeping kids’ room | KOMO

A homeowner shot and killed a burglar Thursday morning who was trying to break into a room where 2 of his young children were sleeping, the King County Sheriff’s Office says.

I think that parents have a duty to protect their kids.

SO the one would-be bad-guy is dead. The other ran.

“The person absolutely has the right to protect themselves and their family on their own property. Again, it has to be reasonable and they have to feel their life or somebody else’s was threatened with serious bodily harm,” said Sgt. Cindi West, King County Sheriff’s Office.

Of course if these two incidents happened in a country disarmed by the likes of the Cult of Gun Control the endings might very well be tragic. Never forget this, self-defense, which is tied directly and inextricably to the right to own and carry firearms, is the ultimate human right. Those who seek to eradicate that right are seeking an evil end. 

Well, my next gun will not be a H&K product

They make great guns, but they just lost my business

Heckler & Koch make some fine quality firearms. Few people disagree with that statement. However, many of us in the gun community have wondered if they actually give a flying flip about civilian gun owners. A buddy of mine once referred to them as the most anti-gun owner gun company in the world.

I don’t know that I’d go that far, but I will say that for a company that’s wanting a bigger chunk of U.S. market share, the latest move by the company might not be the way to go.

Heckler & Koch, the German weapons manufacturer whose guns are estimated to have killed more than 2 million people since the company was founded in 1949, has quietly adopted the most ethical sales policy of any gunmaker in the world.

The company has pledged no longer to sell arms into warzones or to countries that violate corruption and democracy standards, including Saudi Arabia, Israel, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Malaysia, Indonesia, or any African countries.

Israel? Really? Piss off H&K

Remember you are responsible for every round you fire

Via Bearing Arms

A Washington state man was sentenced to 8 and a half years in prison for manslaughter after he killed a neighbor while shooting at a car thief.  Tobin Panton, age 40, accidentally shot and killed 61-year-old Linda Green when he exited his home after noticing his Jeep leaving his driveway.

Tobin Panton, 40, of Bonney Lake in the Tacoma area, was sentenced last week in Pierce County Superior Court on one count of manslaughter in the first degree for the death of 61-year-old Linda Green.

“Instead of calling 911 he took matters into his own hands,” said Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Erika Nohavec. “He didn’t think of any of his neighbors and Linda Green lost her life that day.”

The incident, which occurred last November, happened just after Tobin was getting out of the shower and saw his Jeep leaving his driveway. Retrieving his .40-caliber Glock, Tobin fired at the departing vehicle from his porch until he ran out of ammunition. Pierce County deputies were called a brief time later to a home two blocks away from the man’s residence, where Green was found shot in the head in her sleep.

Detectives discovered a bullet hole in the window of Green’s home that faced Tobin’s porch and numerous “strike marks” on the front of her residence as well as her next-door neighbor’s home.

You shoot to stop the threat. ONLY to stop the threat to your life, or the lives of others.

Is Paul Ryan blocking national reciprocity?

Oh Republicans, Republicans, Republicans

Following the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise at the hands of a deranged liberal terrorist, Rep. Thomas Massie introduced a bill for national reciprocity. This bill would make it so concealed carry license would be treated like marriage licenses or drivers licenses; a permit in one state would be recognized in every other state.

The bill, however, has stalled, and Massie points the finger for this squarely at Speaker of the House Paul Ryan.

Speaker Paul Ryan will not allow Congressional action on national concealed carry reciprocity to move bills forward, Rep. Thomas Massie told host Mark Walters Thursday on Armed American Radio.  The reason given is Ryan thinks the timing isn’t right to consider H.R. 2909, the D.C. Personal Protection Reciprocity Act, a supplement to state reciprocity provisions of H.R. 38.

“We’ve got over 80 cosponsors at this point,” Massie told Walters when asked the status of his bill, which is currently and procedurally in the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform because Congress has oversight responsibility for Washington D.C. He’s “pressing for a hearing on it.”

“Why haven’t we seen movement over either 38 or 2909 since the horrific events in Virginia?” Walters asked, noting the Republicans control the House and the Senate and both Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appear to be blocking bills advancing the right to keep and bear arms.

“You know what?” Massie replied, “The Speaker told me he didn’t think the timing was right. And I think this is the exact timing to bring this bill

Dear Speaker Ryan, do your job, screw timing, screw optics, and screw Leftists who will oppose this legislation! Speaker Ryan LEAD!

Now for news the lamester media will not bring you because guns are always bad

The main stream media loves ratings never forget that. But they also love protecting left-wing narratives. So, people defending themselves with firearms is covered up. So I try to fill y’all in on stories like this

Via Washington Times:

Once again, it’s the Second Amendment to the rescue.

A mass stabber cutting into three victims in Seminole, Florida, was apparently stopped dead in his tracks when his fourth target pulled out a gun.

Don’t expect this story to make CNN headlines.

Conversely, had the stabber been a gunman, and particularly a gunman with a Facebook page filled with messages of Jesus and reposts of biblical sayings, this would be MSM’s story of the day.

As it is, Breitbart carried the news: “The incident began when witnesses alleged they saw 49-year-old Bobby Martin Watson trying to rob a woman in a Publix parking lot. Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office deputies indicate that the woman, 44-year-old Rosanna Lynn, struggled with Watson and he stabbed her.”

According to the St. Pete Patch, the suspect then fled and a 44-year-old man, Christopher McMann, tried to intervene, but ended up being stabbed himself. Then another “good Samaritan” tried to help — 31-year-old Travis Jones — but was stabbed in the abdomen.

That’s when a fourth witness jumped to the rescue.

Donald Rush, 40, saw the events as they unfolded and instead of running to tackle Watson, went to his vehicle instead — and took out his gun.

“[Rush] disarmed Watson and held him at gunpoint until deputies arrived,” the Patch reported.

Bravo! Of course stats show that hundreds of thousands of incidents of armed self-defense happen annually, but, again, the anti gun narrative must be protected at all costs.

Self-Defense Myths

Animal Magnetism has some common misconceptions about firearms and self-defense. He knows of what he speaks

Here is an example

Don’t ever fire a warning shot.

Daffy old Uncle Joe Biden’s advice on the topic notwithstanding, this is a bad idea.  For one thing, you may well be guilty of negligent discharge of a firearm.  But more to the point, if things are bad enough that you have produced a firearm to deter a threat, if you are called upon to fire your first shot should be center mass.  Shoot to stop the threat; a shot in the air does nothing to that end

Go read it all. Firearm ownership comes with tremendous responsibility. How you exercise that responsibility can mean life or death. 

Texas professor takes special care to illustrate his idiocy

Good Feaking Grief!

Geography Adjunct Charles Keith Smith wore a bulletproof vest and Army helmet to teach his summer school class on Aug. 1 as a visual statement of his opposition to the campus carry law as it went into effect in two-year colleges in Texas.

“This is me making a statement that I do not approve of it, and I feel threatened,” Smith said in an interview after his class, GEOG 1301, Physical Geography.

He said he borrowed the vest and helmet from his son who retired from the Army.

“In Texas, there has only been one active shooter on any college campus on Aug. 1, 1966, at 11 a.m.,” Smith said

Smith referred to the University of Texas at Austin tower shooting when Charles Whitman used a rifle to kill 15 people and wound 31.

Smith said that with the campus carry law, he does not know who has guns and worries that the mental state of a student who carries a gun might increase the risk of a shooting.

There really are no words for this kind of stupid, but Erika Haas has a good retort to his stunt

Smith goes on to note that “a shooting can happen with or without the concealed carry. “But,” he says, “you have got the person who has the gun, and they do not have to drive home to get the gun or have time to think about it. They have a weapon on the spot. It is intimidating.”

Doesn’t Smith realize that if a student is that unstable, that if they’re going to become murderous over a grade or a chair, that that student certainly isn’t going to obey some rule that says gun aren’t allowed on campus?

Smith was right when he said a shooting can happen whether or not concealed carry is permitted on campus. The only difference is whether or not those being attacked have a way to defend themselves.

Sadly, such common sense is very uncommon among Leftists

Your Self-Defense Story of the Day

It was not a good day to be a bad guy. H/T Jenn Jacques of Bearing Arms

Waco Police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said at 11:15 p.m. Saturday night, an armed robbery suspect wearing a ski mask walked into Tee’s Smoke Shop and demanded money at gunpoint.

Unfortunately for him, the employee behind the counter was armed, and defending his own life, drew his weapon and shot the suspect several times.

The employee’s swift defensive action caused the suspect to flee the scene, but police said he was later dropped off at Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center by an unidentified, but obviously caring, friend.

 

Your Self-Defense Story of the Day

Armed citizen 1, abusive boyfriend 0

An armed security guard was in the right place at the right time last Thursday, selflessly saving his neighbor from a brutal attack.

Police were called to an apartment complex near the Meadows Mall on Mission Laguna Lane around 10 p.m. by the security guard who reported the shooting.

Las Vegas Now reports:

Investigators believe the dead man had been abusing his girlfriend for hours before the shooting.  They said the victim had obvious signs of abuse and was bleeding from her face.  They also believe the man had kicked down a door inside the couple’s apartment earlier Thursday.

Before the shooting, police believe the woman ran from her apartment and found a neighbor she knew in the parking lot. The woman’s long-time boyfriend apparently chased her and got into an argument with the neighbor.

“There was a verbal argument and there was some yelling,” said Metro homicide investigator, Lt. Dan McGrath.  “What I was told by the security guard was he told him to back up.  He told him to get back or he would get shot.”

Police said that during that confrontation, the neighbor fired one shot, hitting and killing the boyfriend.

Police did not release the identities of the persons involved in the incident, only specifying that the domestic abuse suspect was an African-American man in his 50’s who had a history of domestic violence with his girlfriend.

 

Your Self-Defense story of the Day

Jenn Jacques has the story

According to Chief Greg Jordan, a motel landlord was able to use his firearm to successfully stop a knife-wielding man advancing on him Saturday night.

The incident occurred at the Driftwood Motel in Oak Island, NC., a quiet beach town

“It’s so quiet and a family-friendly and a low-key place where you don’t expect any action or crime,” said beachgoer Elizabeth Finley, who heard the pair of gunshots.

Authorities say at approximately 11:15 p.m., 36-year-old Michael Christopher Auvil, who used to live at the motel, pulled a knife on the landlord during a verbal argument. Witnesses told police that as Auvil continued to advance, the landlord acted in self-defense; drawing his firearm, taking aim, and shooting his armed attacker.

Auvil was pronounced dead at the scene.

Over 16 million Americans now carry guns legally, Cult of Gun Control narratives hardest hit

I would add that given the growing number of states that allow permitless carry, the number is a bit higher. You can view the pdf here Bearing Arms provides some key highlights which eradicate certain false narratives about those who carry guns and the results of citizens carrying firearms

  • There are now over 16.3 million permit holders, a record 1.83 million increase in permits since last July.
  • Nationwide, 6.5% adults have a concealed handgun permit. Outside of California and New York, 8% of adults have a permit.
  • Permits for women and blacks are increasing much faster than they are for men and whites.
  • There are also significant differences in not only the number of permits issued but also who gets them when politicians have discretion in granting them.
    • Los Angeles County provides a vivid example of how women and Hispanics are given few permits when politicians decided who can defend themselves.
  • Concealed carry permit holders also continue to be stringently law-abiding.

In fact, Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn might benefit from learning that in spite of being overwhelmingly adherent to the law, permit holders are actually becoming even more law abiding! The percentage of permit holders who are charged or convicted of a felony has dropped from 0.0123 in 2015 to just 0.0092 percent in 2016.

So, more guns being bought, more people carrying firearms, and violent crime and homicide rates dropping, hmmmmm

Texas judge scraps anti-self-defense lawsuit

Why does the Left hate self-defense?

The nutty professors at the University of Texas sought to have a court undo what the state legislature did. They lost

Professors who claimed Texas’s new campus concealed carry law would hurt their ability to teach had their lawsuit tossed from court this week, after a federal judge ruled they couldn’t prove they were actually harmed.

The three professors had argued that allowing guns in their classrooms would violate their First Amendment rights to a robust classroom discussion. One of them said it would impede “my and other professors’ ability to create a daring, intellectually active, mutually supportive, and engaged community of thinkers.”

But Judge Lee Yeakel said there was no concrete evidence anyone’s speech was chilled by the law, which took effect last summer and which allows students with permits to carry their firearms into school buildings, and allows weapons to be stored in dorm rooms.

It was an idiotic, at best, lawsuit brought by three leftist professors in hopes that they could get an activist judge to undo what the state legislature had done. Thankfully, these anti-self-defense extremists came out on the losing side.

Your Self-Defense Story of the Day

Via Bearing Arms

On Wednesday afternoon, an Indianapolis mother shot a home intruder as he was actively trying to break into her apartment.

The incident happened in the middle of the day, 1:10 p.m. in the 2800 block of White Knight Boulevard near East 30th Street and Mitthoeffer Road.

Police say the mother heard someone breaking into her apartment. That woman then came face to face with the armed suspect, identified as 19-year-old Michael Hawkins, before she opened fire.

Investigators say Hawkins died inside the doorway of the apartment after being shot. Neighbors say while it’s sad the suspect got killed, they don’t blame the mother for using deadly force.

How could they blame her. or anyone. An armed person breaking into your home is a deadly threat, although some do not grasp that

While most people are praising the mother for her swift action to defend herself and her children, some are not so understanding of the fear a burglar can put into homeowners.

“It is disheartening that we see burglaries resulting in death, but we live in Indiana and it’s legal for people to have guns to protect themselves,” said IMPD Officer Aaron Hamer.

What would he prefer? It is sad this person chose to arm theirself and force their way into someone else’s home, but you cannot fault this mom for defending her life and the lives of their kids

Man shoots, kills neighbor trying to drown his twin babies

Is there anything more despicable than murdering babies? I think not, and it seems that this guy reaped the whirlwind

An Oklahoma City area man was fatally shot as he tried to drown his 3-month old twins in a bathtub while holding their mother at knife-point.

Leland Foster (27) made his way into the Ada, Oklahoma home his estranged wife was staying in and forced her and their infant twins into a bathroom where he then attempted to drown the babies.

A 12-year-old girl who was also in the house managed to run out of the home and flag down a neighbor. The young man grabbed his revolver and rushed to help. When he entered the home he witnessed Foster attempting to drown his babies – a boy and a girl – and shot him twice in the back. Foster succumbed to his wounds and according to NBC News affiliate station KFOR the babies were flown to Oklahoma City Hospital for observation and eventually released.

 

Concealed Carry is WAY up, violent crime, Cult of Gun Control hardest hit

Via Bearing Arms

In addition to being history’s greatest gun salesman, Barack Obama did the best job of convincing John Q. Public there really is a need for concealed carry. John Q. paid attention and turned out by the thousands. Also under Obama’s watch the last two concealed carry hold-out states – Wisconsin and Illinois – passed laws permitting residents to carry a concealed firearm.

Of course the Birkenstock Brigade fought it in both states warning of dire consequences, casually ignoring the other 48 states not experiencing any problem with concealed carry permit holders. So far, no blood running in the streets, no concealed carry permit holder shooting someone over a parking space or any of the other dire warnings that were issued by Democrats prior to the law’s implementation. What did happen is John Q. turned out in droves and signed up for concealed carry.

According to a recent article in Breitbart, concealed carry permits rose 215 percent between 2007 and 2015, and the murder rate dropped 14 percent during that same time period. Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) data shows there were 14.5 million permit holders in May 2016 and approximately 15.7 million in May 2017.

In the CPRC’s latest annual report which covers 2015, it notes the number of concealed handgun permits issued that year set another record, an increase of 1.73 million permits issued, slightly higher than the previous record of 1.69 million. Currently about 6.06 percent of the approximately 248 million adults in the U.S., have a concealed carry permit.

Of course the Cult of Gun Control will ignore these numbers, so it is our duty to share them with everyone we can. Also share this nugget. Indiana, has the highest percentage of adults registered as CHL holders with 15%. Now we know that the Cult blames Chicago’s rampant violent crime and murder on Indiana because Indiana has such “lax gun laws”. The next time someone uses that line ask them why those Indiana guns are not causing havoc in Indiana. Watch them squirm while they are confronted with logic. Hopefully they will think about that question and begin to think about the rest of the lies the Cult spews

A good guy with a gun………..

You know the rest, and, of course the Cult of Gun Control mocks this saying, but the truth is armed citizens stop many crimes every year. Here is the latest example from Arlington, Texas

Police in Arlington, TX are praising the swift action of a concealed carry permit holder who stepped up to eliminate a threat in a local restaurant Wednesday night.

Authorities say the gunman walked into Zona Caliente, in the 6500 block of South Cooper Street, about 6:15 p.m. and fatally shot 37-year-old Cesar Perez of Duncanville, the bar’s manager, Arlington police spokesman Christopher Cook said.

Authorities later found two loaded guns and two knives on Jones, Cook said.

“We do believe he had the capacity to do much greater harm,” Cook said.

Witnesses told police the gunman entered the establishment and immediately began yelling incoherently at patrons.

Those same witnesses saw Perez trying to have a conversation with the man to calm him down before he was shot and killed.

That’s when a patron with a concealed carry permit told his wife to get down as he drew his weapon and eliminated the gunman, preventing further loss of life.

“After he was struck once, the suspect started shooting at the front door,” Cook told the Arlington Voice. “We know people were trying to escape, but we’re not sure if he was just trying to harm others.”

Cook said the customer, who was dining with his wife, “prevented further loss of life.”

The customer, who has not been identified, was carrying a handgun under the Texas concealed handgun license program, Cook later confirmed.

“We’re treating the good guy as sort of a hero,” Cook said.

If that armed citizen had not been there, it is likely more would have perished or been wounded. Of course a mass shooting would have national news. A law-abiding citizen stopping a possible mass shooting? Not so much because, the narrative

How about some thug control instead?

If you ever take time to note, please tell me the last time the left ever blamed violent crime on criminals? I would wager you would have to think long and hard before you could cite anyone on the left blaming anything but guns, and racism, and poverty of course. Especially guns Animal Magnetism explains that we ought to focus on the cause of violent crime, yes, I am going to use the T word, thugs!

Amazingly, (or perhaps not) murders in the United States are highly concentrated in a few locations; mostly urban.  Excerpt:

The United States can really be divided up into three types of places. Places where there are no murders, places where there are a few murders, and places where murders are very common.

In 2014, the most recent year that a county level breakdown is available, 54% of counties (with 11% of the population) have no murders.  69% of counties have no more than one murder, and about 20% of the population. These counties account for only 4% of all murders in the country.

The worst 1% of counties have 19% of the population and 37% of the murders. The worst 5% of counties contain 47% of the population and account for 68% of murders. As shown in figure 2, over half of murders occurred in only 2% of counties.

Murder-Map-of-US-Counties-Logo.jpg

Did you spot anything significant about where the violence is taking place?

It doesn’t take a genius to note that many of the most murder-intensive counties are also those with strict gun control laws; look, for example, in southern California and the environs around Chicago.

Look also at the predominantly rural counties, where gun ownership is high but the murder rate is low.

My grandfather used to say “the kids that grow up along the river are never the ones that drown.”  Born in 1898, Grandpa was a man of a different era, but his wisdom here still applies.  When you are talking firearms, folks who live with and use them legitimately in their lives are not the ones committing crimes with firearms.  Criminals are, and they will continue to do so no matter what laws are passed

Yet, the left persists in blaming guns, the NRA, and, by extension lawful gun owners.Talk about things that make you go hmmmmm! The Cult of Gun Control blames high murder rates in Chicago on Indiana, which has, according to the , “lax” gun laws. Likewise for murders in DC, which they blame on Virginia and its “lax” gun laws. Hmmm, here is a question you might ask of anyone spreading the propaganda. If the guns are the cause, then why are murder rates in Virginia and Indiana as high as D.C or Chicago? You might also inquire if they might explain why, if their claim that guns are the cause of crime is true, why then is the U.S. #1 in per-capita gun ownership, but #103 in violent crime? You could also ask why violent crimes, homicide rates, and accidental shootings are, and have been dropping for over twenty years, while the number of gun owners and concealed carriers has been rising over that same time?