It Should Have Been A Defensive Gun Use: Columbus Knife Attack Edition

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“A woman’s ex-boyfriend forced his way into her apartment and fatally stabbed her and her two children before being critically injured in a knife fight with her current boyfriend,” reports. “Officers were called to the sprawling apartment complex on the north side of Columbus just before 1:30 a.m. and found the woman and children already dead and the two men with stab wounds, police Sgt. Rich Weiner said.” What else do you need to know? Not much, except this recap . . .

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Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Chicago T-Mobile Clerk vs. 2 Robbers Edition

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According to its neighbors, a T-Mobile store in the south side of Chicago has been robbed several times. Yesterday, things didn’t go as planned — for the robbers. Two perps entered the phone store, displayed handguns and demanded money. An armed clerk put paid to their plan. He drew his weapon, fired and hit both suspects multiple times. As for the store’s policy on employees carrying a gun, reports that . . .

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It Should Have Been a Defensive Gun Use: Knife-Wielding Artist at Universal Theme Park Edition

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A couple of days ago, I wrote about Disney disarmament 2.0. The post revealed that Universal Studios Orlando is down with Disney on the whole guest wanding, metal detector thing. Let’s log today’s post under “be careful what you disarm for.” To wit: “A recently fired caricature artist at Universal Orlando Resort tried to kill his manager by stabbing him in the head and neck with scissors on New Year’s Day,” reports. Of particular note: how Universal security dealt with the threat and the attack itself . . .

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It Should Have Been A Defensive Gun Use? Fayetteville Church Confrontation

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Gun control advocates believe that gun owners are vigilantes. People all too ready to use their firearms to solve problems, rather than calling the police or dealing with confrontation in a non-lethal way. This simply isn’t true. American gun owners are peaceable people who only carry a gun to defend their lives against those who would do them or other innocent life harm. They also tend to believe that people in general should be armed. Here’s an example [via] where an unarmed church pastor defused a potential killer armed with a rifle  . . .

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Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Milwaukee Felon in Possession Edition


July 26th, 2015, Milwaukee, outside a bar. One man attacked another. The man who was attacked defended himself by shooting the attacker, who died at the scene. The Milwaukee prosecutor has ruled that the shooting was in self defense. The shooter was carrying the gun he used to defend himself illegally. As a convicted felon, Augusta Walton, 34, has been charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a felon. From . . .

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DGU of the Day: Trotwood Ohio Woman Defeats Three Home Invaders

Kipling says that the female of the species is more deadly than the male. I’ve found that female students in my concealed carry courses often said they were not sure if they could shoot someone.  When I ask them if they could shoot someone who threatens their child with death or rape, they always replied with an emphatic yes, without hesitation. Then I ask them if they could shoot someone who would deprive their child of their mother. Point taken. And here’s an example . . .

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It Should Have Been A Defensive Gun Use: Pit Bull Dies Saving Family Edition

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“An argument in the city of Fort Myers turned violent after 48-year-old Walter Williams arrived at a house to see his ex-girlfriend Lisa Potts,” reports. “Williams was brandishing a knife and threatened Potts.” Which would have been excellent time to end the argument by pointing a gun at Mr. Williams and, if necessary, aerating him. That’s not the way it turned out . . .

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Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Drunk Dad Pulls Gun to Stop Docs from Pulling the Plug on his Son

If ever a defensive gun use qualified as a Move of the Week, this is it. An armed father named George Pickering ignored a Houston hospital’s “gun free” zone signs and packed a pistol when visiting his comotose son. When docs at the Tomball Regional Medical Center declared his son brain dead and announced their intentions to pull the plug, the inebriated father drew his pistol on the medical staff. The cops responded. During a four-hour stand-off, his son showed signs of life. The Dad gave up and was arrested. The son recovered, though not fully (as stated in the video). The charges against Mr. Pickering were lessened and the penalty declared time served. I wonder if the same thing would’ve happened in New York? On any level.