I have often read keyboard racists claim that black men cannot use firearms for self defense, that the courts will always find against them, no matter what. This is a pernicious lie that is destructive to the rule of law. In this story from Florida, a black man defended himself from what appears to be a version of the “knockout game“. In the video above he is hit in the face (at 6:40), draws his firearm, then shoots another attacker who charges him (at 6:55). The video does not show him doing anything to provoke the attack (auto-play video after the jump). . .
When an un-named Orem, Utah man stopped a car-jacking in a grocery store parking lot, the would-be jacker attacked the good samaritan, trying to disarm him. That’s when the bad guy contracted an acute case of lead poisoning. And the finale was an abrupt ending to a very full morning for the unidentified 27-year-old suspect who has since assumed ambient temperature. “Earlier Saturday morning, police received multiple calls regarding the man who was later shot and killed. He had reportedly assaulted a woman and was driving about Orem with two passengers.” . . .
It’s called “muscular Christianity.” Practitioners combine physical strength and health with “an active pursuit of Christian ideals.” Take it from a Jew, it’s a damn fine idea. The world is not a gentle place, even for gentle people who dedicate their lives to helping others. And while physical strength is a wonderful thing, a gift, there’s nothing wrong with using what’s called a “force multiplier” to enhance that strength, especially when circumstances demand. In other words, when you’re in the business of protecting others who live outside the mainstream, carrying a gun for self-protection is morally and practically recommended. ‘Cause this [via nytimes.com] . . .
By Brandon via concealednation.org
An alert and armed Fort Payne, Alabama citizen watched as two men broke into a business and began to remove items through the back door. At that point, the armed citizen decided to get involved. He confronted and then held the two men at gunpoint until police arrived . . .
“The union looking to organize workers at Boeing’s South Carolina plant has put its plans in a holding pattern, claiming workers are so opposed to signing up that they chased labor leaders off their porches at gunpoint,” foxnews.com. “The union filed an unfair labor practice with the National Labor Relations Board in which it alleged that ‘two organizers were threatened at gunpoint and others reported hostile and near-violent confrontations,’ according to a union press release.” Yeah. Maybe . . .
In rural Pottawotamie county in Oklahoma, the Sheriff appreciates the efforts of armed citizens. I was able to get in touch with the elder Alvin Cleere. His son had captured a burglar by being observant. The son, also named Alvin, had noticed a pickup truck at a property were it did not belong. He checked things out and found that the truck was loaded with stolen goods. From kfor.com . . .
A recent defensive gun use in Alabama provides an important lesson for anyone who owns and carries firearms for self-defense purposes. A domestic dispute in Huntsville, Alabama, resulted in Lisa Skinner shooting her husband Bradley, only to be shot by police shortly thereafter. The (unnamed) woman had been living at her mother’s house after leaving her estranged partner. The man allegedly broke into the house on Sunday night, armed with a gun. The woman instructed her mother to flee to a neighbor’s house while she triggered an alarm, called the police, and tooled up with a shotgun. When the man refused to drop his weapon and stop his advance, she opened fire . . .
“The incident began about 11:50 p.m. Friday in the 2900 block of North Milwaukee Avenue in Logan Square,” chicagotribune.com reports. “The Uber driver was parked on the east side of the street, while [22-year-old Everardo] Custodio was on the west side. . . A group of people were walking in front of the Uber driver on his side of the street when Custodio suddenly began firing at them, causing them to scatter. The Uber driver then pulled out a gun and fired six rounds at Custodio, striking him multiple times, according to court records.” So let’s think about this. Gun control advocates say that your average American shouldn’t be armed because he’d, A) have their gun used against them, B) shoot the wrong person or, C) get shot by the police. In this case . . .
You know the old expression “It’s better to have a gun and not need it than to need a gun and not have it?” This. Here. While the unarmed man attacked by the swarm/mob/gang at this Memphis gas station had a gun in his car, Orrden Williams, Jr. was very lucky to be able to get to it. And even luckier not to have to use it. Gun control advocates will use this incident to justify their argument that guns escalate violence, rather than end it. Wrong. In fact, this horrific encounter is proof – if proof were needed – that carrying a firearm can mean the difference between life or death for its owner. And his three-year-old child. Yes, there is that. [h/t JM]
Twylia Smock of Tulsa, Oklahoma is a 92-year-old and legally blind woman. Still, using the great equalizer, she was able to successfully defend herself and her home where she’s lived for over 60 years. Smock’s neighborhood has been targeted recently after many of the homes were damaged by storms. She had just locked her back door one evening last week when she heard burglars attempting to break in . . .
By Brandon at concealednation.org
A Smyrna, Georgia city worker who happened to be at a car wash during an attempted car jacking is begin hailed a hero today after stopping the suspect. The incident happened Friday afternoon when a suspect got into a vehicle in an attempt to steal it. As he was taking off in the car, the car’s owner jumped on the hood in an attempt to stop him . . .