Just Another Defensive Gun Use (of the Day)

Arlington Police arrived after the DGU, of course (courtesy arlnow.com)

Crime report via arlnow.com

ROBBERY BY FORCE, 140602055, 2700 block of S. Adams Street. On May 30 at 11:30 pm, a 27 year old victim was allegedly forced into his apartment by four subjects and robbed of his wallet and cellphone. The victim brandished a firearm and the suspects dropped his belongings and fled on foot. Suspect one is described as a black male in his twenties, approximately 6’1″ and 210 lbs. He was wearing a light blue t-shirt, light blue jeans, and white Nike sneakers. Suspect two is described as a black male in his twenties, approximately 5’9″ and 155 lbs. He was wearing an oversized green polo t-shirt, brown khakis, and brown boat shoes. Suspect three is described as a Hispanic female in her mid twenties approximately, 5’3″ and 130 lbs with green eyes and black hair. She was wearing a black blouse and checkered pants. Suspect four is described as a black female in her mid twenties approximately, 5’2″ and 120 lbs with a long red wig. She was wearing a purple dress with brown boots. [h/t BM]


Question of the Day: Do You Know Anyone Who’s Shot a Bad Guy?

Crime scene (carraracompanies.com)

A reader writes:

“Last week one of my co-workers (and friend) said we should get lunch sometime to discuss something that he knew I would be interested in, but didn’t want to discuss around the office (cube farm, no privacy). So we had lunch last Friday and he told me about what happened to him earlier this month. He was involved in a defensive gun use where he shot and killed his attacker. I was shocked . . .

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It Should’ve Been A Defensive Gun Use: Crashing Boar Edition

Russia hearts gun control. D’uh. How could ruling Mother Russia’s oligarchs and government tyrants maintain their stranglehold on power if the citizenry were armed? So, really, this video about a wild boar attacking Russian “peasants” and their feeble efforts to kill the thing could have been a This Is What Happens to A Disarmed Populace post. But I shared an animal attack story under that heading yesterday (out of the People’s Republic of California). So let’s go with “it should have been a defensive gun use.” Because, really, when a wild animal is attacking – no matter how many legs it has – a gat is a good thing to have. In case you didn’t know.


Defensive Gun Use of the Day: “Not A Perfect Tale” Edition

(courtesy myfoxdfw.com)

TTAG reader DH emailed a link to The New York Daily News story Texas mom high on pot, PCP tried to drown kids before saved by armed son with a simple statement: “Not a perfect tale, but it’s the real world.” Ain’t that the truth. Sonya Gardner, 35, had allegedly just placed her two kids, ages 6 and 4, in the filled tub at her Dallas home when her courageous son heard the children’s cries and kicked down the bathroom door after firing a gun in the air. The teen reportedly breezed past his disturbed mother and snatched the children from the filled tub before safely dropping them off at a neighbor’s home Thursday night. “We were fixing to die,” the 6-year-old later told officers of their mother’s attempt to “drown us in the bath” over their request for snacks, according to the affidavit.” Even so, there’ll be no hero’s welcome for the son . . .

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Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Responding Cops Don’t Shoot Two Concealed Carriers Who Shot the Bad Guy Edition

 Scene of the crime (courtesy 5newsonline.com)

One of the arguments against “allowing” Americans to exercise their natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms: if they use their guns for self-defense the police – and other armed good guys – won’t be able to separate the good guys from the bad guys. Bullets will fly in every direction, taking more innocent lives than if everyone just left everything to the police. It’s the “logic” Gun Victims Action Council jefe Eliott Fineman used against me in a recent debate . . .

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Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Worst Possible Tragedy Edition. Well, Almost

 Kryn Miner (courtesy beaumontenterprise.com)

“A Vermont prosecutor says no charges will be filed in the shooting of a troubled Army veteran by one of his teenage children,” foxnews.com reports, “because the man was armed and threatening to kill his family.” Readers familiar with Oedipus Rex (or The Lion King) will appreciate that this incident is the dictionary definition of a tragedy (without the really weird bit). But it’s actually worse . . .

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Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Atlanta Carjacking Target Adapts, Improvises, Survives

 Scene of failed carjacking in Atlanta (courtesy 11alive.com)

“Police say a woman reported getting in to her car here along Blue Ridge Avenue when Fontana tapped on the window with his gun and attempted to carjack her,” 11alive.com reports. “Once he got inside, he was struggling to drive her car with a manual transmission and placed the gun in his lap. The woman says she picked up the gun and tried to get out of the vehicle. He pulled her back and bit her twice leaving visible marks. at that point she pulled the trigger and shot him . . . ‘here was a man in the middle of the street and they were running to him and wrestling him, trying to get him under control,’ said neighbor Shawn Pagliarini. “He was screaming, ‘I’m already hurt don’t make it any worse.’ Result! Or is it? TTAG reader BS isn’t entirely convinced . . .

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Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Another Day, Another DGU Edition

 (courtesy thenewstribune.com)

TTAG reader CW writes:

“So, this defensive gun use [via thenewstribune.com] won’t win any tactical awards. Nor did the homeowner display any ninja training. Nor did he need to be an ‘operator’ or have his drag classified. But this is how most DGUs go, and hence go unreported in statistics. No shots were fired, no one was hurt, and presumably another tweaker is off the streets.” Check it out . . .

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Defensive Gun Use of the Day: No Shots Fired Edition

Gun control and gun rights advocates both focus on fear of criminal predation. The key difference: the firearms freedom fraternity has a better message for the folks. Bad things happen but here’s something effective you can do about it. Carry a gun and protect yourself. The antis’ recommendation: vote for civilian disarmament and hope nothing bad happens. Bit of a no-brainer that. Especially as an estimated one million Americans use a firearm to defend life and limb each each year. Unfortunately, when it comes to messaging, the antis have a crucial advantage . . .

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Defensive Gun Use of the Day: NY Pizza Delivery Man Shoots Mugger

TTAG’s run numerous posts about attacks on food delivery drivers. Click here for a report on the murder of  Papa John’s employee Daniel Jaffke. We’ve also put up more than a few posts celebrating delivery drivers who exercised their natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms to successfully defend their lives from attackers. Click here for a defensive gun use by a pizza guy who didn’t have to fire a shot. [Video at link autoplays.] Or . . .

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It Should Have Been A Defensive Gun Use: Florida Bear Attack Edition

A couple of years ago, just before the school run, as a weak winter sun struggled to light-up the sky, I went outside to put some trash in the bin on the street. As I turned to head back to the house, I came face to face with a coyote. This in suburban Providence, RI. He looked at me. I looked at him. My hand went to my gun. The coyote went towards Presidents Avenue. I mention this because a) coyote attacks are a thing, b) so are bear attacks, and c) a gun is a good thing to have on your person when animals attack. For example . . .

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It Should Have Been a Defensive Gun Use: 9-1-1 My Toches

“Alicia Cappola said a man tried to break into her home around 1:45 am,” kirotv.com reports. “Desperate for help, she dialed 911, only to find out that her calls were not going through. Unbeknownst to Cappola, Washington state’s 911 system was suffering from intermittent outages. ‘After I tried 911 a couple times and it rang busy, they were still at the door,’ said Cappola.” In the end, Cappola ended up calling 911 . . . wait for it . . . wait for it . . . 37 times. So she had to take matters in her own hands . . .

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