Defensive Gun Use of the Day: IL Concealed Carrier and a .22 Edition

By Brandon via concealednation.org

As the last state in the country to allow concealed carry, it may have saved the life of Fairfield, Illinois permit holder Erick B. Paula, 26, during a confrontation Sunday morning. “Paula, who is black, said he encountered the two men — who are white — at a party earlier in the evening. He said the two had made racial remarks, and he had asked them to stop. The men later confronted Paula on Mount Vernon Road near the Fairfield airport.” When the two men got out of their vehicle . . .

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Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Another Pizza Delivery Guy Defends Himself With a Gun (and Will Probably Lose His Job)

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By Brandon via concealednation.org

Because of an act of defiance against Domino’s Pizza’s “No Guns” policy for it’s delivery drivers, one of their drivers is alive to tell his tale. According to police, the Hollywood, Florida delivery driver was returning to the store when he was approached by two armed men who attempted to rob him. That’s when the driver, identified as Slayde Henry, 24, drew his firearm and fired at both men. One of the men was killed and the other took off . . .

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Self-Defense Tip: Watch for Your Opportunity to Attack

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“A couple who had just eaten dinner at Shells off Fowler Avenue were walking to their truck parked nearby, when two teens confronted them,” myfoxtampabay.com reports. “‘They literally sprinted up to the bushes to him, closing that distance very rapidly, pointing that firearm right at him,’ said Tampa Police Lt. Michael Stout.'” This is an excellent example of a concealed carrier who suddenly finds himself SOL. He’s ambushed by two bad guys, one armed. They’re pointing a gun at him. He’s got a companion’s safety to consider. The odds of retrieving a concealed firearm and successfully bringing it to bear on the bad guys are very, very low. And yet . . .

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Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Three Armed Robbers In, Two Armed Robbers Leave

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By Brandon via concealednation.org

A smoke shop employee fought back against three armed and masked robbers early Tuesday morning during an attempted robbery. The entire ordeal lasted less than 30 seconds, but seemed like an eternity. “They pulled in. They made a U-turn and they parked right there and he heard them yelling, ‘Go, go, go,’” said the store owner, who didn’t want to be identified. “When they opened the door, they had their mask on and everything.” . . .

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It Should Have Been a Defensive Gun Use: Robber Slits Throat of Woman in Supermarket Parking Lot

Whole Foods Texas has transformed itself into a “gun-free zone.” No wonder, then, that some of our Lone Star State readers have vowed never to darken the store’s doors again. But c’mon. Whole Foods is home to some of the world’s best cheeses, including our man JWT’s epic, prize-winning goat cheese. In Austin, the yoga pants parade alone is worth the price of admission. Which is, it must be said, disarmament. One of the reasons I don’t mind [so much]: the parking lot is close-in, small, well-organized and well-lit. In contrast, my local HEB supermarket is a sprawling affair in front of a relatively large and chaotic parking lot with plenty of hidden sight lines. It’s an open invitation for robbers. Which helps explain this news item [via kxan.com]. . .

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Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Good Samaritan Rescues Woman From Ex

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By Brandon via concealednation.org

A trio of Altoona, Pennsylvania neighbors are credited for helping save a woman from a brutal beating at the hands of her ex-boyfriend. The ex, identified as Henry Yancey, held his girlfriend hostage for 20 hours and allegedly physically assaulted her throughout the night, threatened to kill her and stabbed her in the leg. When she was finally able to escape, he chased her down the street and grabbed her. That’s when neighbors said they witnessed a horrible assault . . .

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It Should Have Been A Defensive Gun Use: South African Man Raped for Sperm Edition

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“I can no longer sit back and allow Communist infiltration, Communist indoctrination, Communist subversion, and the international Communist conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids.” That’s Base Commander Jack D. Ripper’s take, from the movie Dr. Strangelove. Commander Ripper went on to declare “I do not avoid women . . . but I do deny them my essence.” Joking aside, a man’s sperm is his property. No one has the right to steal it. He has the right defend himself against any such attempt which is, let’s face it, rape. And yes, it does happen . . .

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Gun Hero of the Day: OK Cop Defender

OK crime scene (courtesy news9.com)

Many readers consider me anti-cop. I am. I’m anti-bad cop. Having recently been detained by the Austin PD (after witnessing the immediate aftermath of a firearms-related suicide), having interacted with police on other volatile occasions, I can tell you that many (but not all and certainly not most) fail to treat citizens with the respect they’re due – just for being citizens. Take that as you will. But . . .

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