Concealed Carry Stops a Crime

A bad guy with a gun is stopped by a good guy with a gun. You could also file this under “Smoked Goblin, aisle 5.” Authorities: Customer shoots would-be robber at gas station | News | kpvi.com

According to authorities, the man entered the Marathon gas station, pointed a gun at the clerk and demanded money. That’s when the customer shot him in the right thigh.

He was met leaving the store by a Sheriff’s Deputy (responding to a 911 call) and was taken to a local hospital.

Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.

More African Americans Gun Owners – This is a Good Thing

A reasoned article that isn’t all doom about the increase in gun sales to minorities? More African Americans look to purchase guns

Oliver saw a slight bounce in sales after the November election. He also saw his minority clientele increase as several of those customers signed up for his concealed weapons permit classes

People are buying guns (which is good) and getting training (which is even better).

New link has been added to the 2nd Amendment Organization list on the sidebar. The National African America Gun Association. Do I wish they would join the NRA? Sure. But I recognize their right to free association.

Clerk Kills Would-Be Robber

Self-defense is a human-right. Florida Clerk, with Concealed Carry Permit, Kills Would-Be Robber

Clay County deputies said the clerk, at Prime Stop Food Store in Orange Park, became suspicious after a man wearing sunglasses walked into the store around midnight.

Deputies said that William Smith, 29, pulled out a gun and tried to rob the store.

The clerk, being a concealed-weapon permit-holder, fired, killing the would-be robber.

The reaction of the family of the guy who got shot is refreshingly honest.

His family said he was addicted to drugs.

“In all honesty, if he didn’t die this way, he would have ended up dying,” his sister, Lisa Marie, said. “He would have ended up killing himself on drugs.”

This is clearly a tragedy for the family, but they are not trying to shift blame. That takes its own brand of courage in this age of shirking responsibility.

How Should a 91-year-old React to a Robber?

If he’s a concealed carry permit holder, he can defend himself. Police: Man, 91, shoots suspected robber in Eastpointe

“The suspect approached and began to act erratic. (The victim) told him he had a gun, he warned him three or four times and even had the gun pointed at him,” Campbell said. “But the suspect kept coming and pointed an unknown object at the victim.”

The cops found the guy – still acting erratic – with a gunshot wound to the neck.

Currently the police are treating it like a self-defense shooting.

Self-defense is a human-right. Good Guys 1, Bad-Guys 0. (Hat tip to Dana Loesch)

Self-defense is Legal in Cincinnati

Apparently there was some doubt. Prosecutor: Clerk’s shooting of robbery suspect justified | Local News – WLWT Home

Kirby was wearing blue latex gloves, a hoodie and face covering that partially concealed his face. He produced a gun, later identified as a loaded semi-automatic .380 handgun.

Kirby pointed the gun at the clerk and demanded the money from the register, Deters said. Kirby then forced the clerk to the back to try and open a safe. At some point, Kirby turned his head, and the clerk pulled out his own concealed weapon and fired four times, Deters said. All four shots struck Kirby.

There are still images at the link above. You see the would-be bad-guy point a gun at the clerk. You see him on the ground after he was shot.

The clerk was calling 911 – for an ambulance as much as anything – when Kirby decided to run. He didn’t get far. Police found him nearby; he died at a local hospital.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Concealed Carry Stops Carjacking

They wanted his car, but it didn’t work out for them. WATCH: Licensed carrier uses his own gun and his attacker’s gun to stop carjacking – Story | WJBK

It appears that they followed him. When he came out of the store, they tried to get his car, but he grabbed the would-be bad-guy’s gun and drew his own.

The driver in the Challenger fires about 10 shots, with at least one of those bullets possibly hitting the wannabe carjacker before he runs away, and the white van takes off.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Active Shooters, Orlando and Other Thoughts

Graham Combat Killhouse Rules I have refrained from saying anything anywhere about Orlando, but the interviews with the survivors call out for saying something. Because this kind of thing is happening more and more all over the world. (Click the image for a larger view.)

It happened in a gay bar in Orlando. It will happen in other kinds of places. You are not immune because you are straight. Or suburban. Or live in the Midwest. France has some of fairly strict gun-control laws, yet that hasn’t prevented attacks in that country.

This isn’t something that only happens to “other kinds of people” in “other kinds of places.” You live in the Real World™ not in Pleasantville.

The victims hid. And they pleaded for mercy. Neither worked.

Terrorists have no mercy. You need to remember that when you are telling yourself about how you are too civilized to accept rule number 4 below. (Insert quote from Kipling’s “The Gods of the Copybook Headings” here.) You can’t reason with people who are unreasonable. (And this isn’t about Islam. How exactly should an African American appeal for mercy to a member of the Klan? – who the last I checked were all white Protestants.) There isn’t always a negotiated settlement.

While hiding can be a good thing, if you are hiding you need to be preparing to fight (see the video Run, Hide, Fight). What are you going to do if your hiding place is discovered? Of course even if anyone had a permit to carry a concealed weapon, they are denied to folks in a bar. (Concealed weapons in a bar? That is just crazy – according to the people who hate weapons.) But that doesn’t mean you can’t fight with something.

The Rules above are from the following link: The Killhouse Rules | THE TRADE

1. NOBODY IS COMING TO SAVE YOU. Whether an event lasts a few seconds, a few hours, or even a few days – you have to work as though nobody is coming to save you.

2. You are your savior, so start working because EVERYTHING IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY. You are your security, you are your medic, you are your rescuer.

3. You are your own best resource to SAVE WHO NEEDS TO BE SAVED. Nobody wants to save your life more than you, so set yourself up for success by having the simple tools and knowledge to do so: do what you can with what you have. Recognize that nobody is in a better position to start saving your life than you.

4. Sometimes saving lives means you have to KILL WHO NEEDS TO BE KILLED. It has been almost 15 years since I first wrote “the more effective you are at taking a life, the more successful you’ll be at saving one” and nothing in the intervening time has changed my mind. Be swift, be decisive, be final.

5. Mostly, ALWAYS BE WORKING. There is always something you can be doing to improve your position. Always. Because nobody is coming to save you.

If you don’t think about this kind of thing now, when will you?