Category: Defensive Gun Use of the Day

Defensive Gun Use Of The Day: Inferior Firepower Edition

Image courtesy Cherokee County Sheriff's office

The first rule of gunfighting is — we all know this, right? — have a gun. Once you have a gun, conventional wisdom suggests your choice of caliber is not of primary importance. There are, of course, limits to this conventional wisdom. A 23-year-old Georgia man discovered that no legitimate defensive caliber begins with “point one seven seven” . . .

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DGU Of The Day: Don’t Mess With A Man Named Rosko Rock…Ever

 

Image courtesy Wikipedia

When an angry stranger broke into Rosko Rock’s home in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida and attacked a tenant and her friend, the elderly landlord/homeowner armed himself with a handgun (not shown) and ordered him to leave. Apparently, 39 year-old Dale Reese didn’t think the old guy would actually shoot him. Police say he advanced aggressively toward the homeowner where he learned (a bit late) not to mess with an armed homeowner regardless of age. Just to put things in perspective, Rosko Rock is 81 years old. Clint Eastwood is 83 . . .

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Defensive Gun Use Of The Day: Machete-Wielding Madman Edition

Image courtesy Idaho State Journal

The 21-Foot Rule predicts that a knife can beat a gun within…yes, 21 feet. But a deranged, machete-wielding intruder in Pocatello, Idaho might have forgotten that the 21-Foot Rule doesn’t apply when that gun is already drawn and aimed at your center of mass. For that slight miscalculation, he took three 9mm slugs to the torso . . .

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Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Words Mean Things Edition

Chandler AZ Walmart shooting courtesy cbs5.com
Either the AP or the local PD made an interesting choice of words in describing a shooting that took place in the Chandler, Arizona Walmart on Sunday. The AP story says, “A man who shot and killed another man inside a suburban Phoenix Walmart opened fire in self-defense, Chandler police said Monday. According to Chandler police, Kyle Wayne Quadlin, 25, shot Kriston Charles Belinte Chee, 36, following a fight at a service counter Sunday afternoon.” If Mr. Quadlin didn’t start the fight, it would be just as appropriate to say that he “shot Kriston Charles Belinte Chee, 36, after being attacked” . . .

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Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Detroit Mom Wields “Assault Rifle” Edition

(courtesy wxyz.com)

It’s amazing, astounding really that the wxyz.com’s printed version of their TV report [click on screen cap to see it] doesn’t mention the fact that the “brave Mom” defending her brood against home invaders ended the attack with an “assault rifle.” The video report calls it “this rifle.” Of course, CNN chat show host and rabid anti-gunner Piers Morgan will highlight the weapon wielded for this defensive gun use on tonight’s show, admitting that “I was wrong to say that Americans never use assault rifles for self-defense.” Or not. Here’s what happened . . .

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Annals of Concealed Carry: Chicago Criminals Travel To Indiana. And Get Shot

Image courtesy ABC-7 (Chicago)

A Chigaco-area scumbag is perforated, but alive today after he and an accomplice traveled to Gary, Indiana to rob the inaptly-named ‘Safe And Sound Social Club.’ The club may have looked like a soft target because it’s a popular hangout for senior citizens, but the two armed perps seem to have forgotten that Indiana is a ‘shall issue’ CCW state. Unlike the defenseless sheep of Chicagoland, there are armed sheepdogs among the flock in the Hoosier State. And when the Chi-town yoots started shooting up the joint, one of them had the effrontery to shoot back . . .

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