It Should Have Been A Defensive Gun Use: Philly Teens Kill Dog Walker Begging for His Life

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“Two 15-year-old Philadelphia boys face murder charges for shooting a man while he walked his dog, firing the final round as he pleaded for his life,” nydailynews.com reports. “The cold-hearted teens and a 14-year-old boy targeted 51-year-old James Stuhlman for a robbery after they tired of playing basketball, police Captain James Clark told reporters.” Sad but true: Stuhlman was just walking his dog in the otherwise quiet Philly neighborhood of Overbrook, where movie star Will Smith attended high school. After apprehension, the 14-year-old perp sang like a canary. The murder went down like this . . .

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Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Terminal Recidivism Edition

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This post is republished from concealednation.com with permission.

By Brandon

Years before a coroner pronounced 31-year-old Jermoid Wheeler dead after trying to break into a home, he had been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit robbery. He was given credit for time served and released in June 2014, after serving just half of his term. According to court documents, Wheeler’s criminal record dates all the way back to 2004 and includes drug charges, domestic abuse and armed robbery . . .

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Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Son’s Act of Kindness Edition

Back in the day, my family summered on the Rhode Island coastline. When my father died, his ashes scattered in the bay in front of the house, my octogenarian mother lived there alone. One night, as I was pulling out of the pebbled drive, a thought occurred: what if someone broke in? She would be defenseless. While I had a spare revolver in the car, my mum is as anti-gun as they come. Even so, I felt obliged to make the offer . . .

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Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Van Zandt County Knows How to Handle Sex Offender Burglars

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“Presently, as the result of underfunding and inadequate staffing at the Van Zandt County (TX) Sheriff’s Office, homeowners need to take appropriate precautions to protect their families.” So advises Sheriff Michael Ray. Fortunately, an unnamed local woman had already realized the importance of having the ability to protect herself. Which is why deputies who arrived at her house found Christopher Foster whose body temperature had already begun dropping to match that of the early Texas morning . . .

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Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Turnabout is Fair Play Edition

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A 67-Year-Old CCW permit holder stopped a crime spree and a budding criminal career on Wednesday in Cobbs Creek Park in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania. The victim was walking along a path in mid afternoon when an assailant, wearing a mask and brandishing a pistol, demanded that he “Give it up, give me all you got.” But the intended victim didn’t play the expected role. He used a classic defensive technique, grabbing the assailant’s gun while drawing his own . . .

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Why Would Anyone Need More Than Ten Rounds?

Reader Scott I writes:

Rhetorical question for any Fudd friends: Why would anyone NEED more than 10 rounds in a gun to hunt? Answer: Because I’m not hunting. I’m defending my family in my home from multiple armed home invaders. As Assistant Chief Mark Herman put it in the video above, “Folks here in Texas in their homes, they’re are armed. And, uh, you know, it is what it is.”

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It Should Have Been A Defensive Gun Use: Charlotte Home Invasion Edition

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“Abe Lincoln may have freed all men, but Sam Colt made them equal.” That’s the ad slogan Colt used after the Civil War to move their guns. By that time, Sam Colt was pushing up daisies; he died at the tender age of 47. I wonder if Sam felt any decline in his physical abilities before his demise. It would have made him [more] aware of the importance of a firearm as an self-defense equalizer for the elderly and infirm. Equally, I wonder what would have happened if the 71-year-old Charlotte woman in the following report [via heraldonline.com] had been armed against three teenage home invaders . . .

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Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Kissimmee Pastor Wins Shoot Out With Fired Employee

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“Benjamin Parangan Jr., a member of the maintenance crew [at the Living Water Fellowship church] for at least eight years, allegedly opened fire when he was told he no longer had a job,” orlandosentinel.com reports. “The bullets missed Pastor Terry L. Howell Sr., 61, [above] who drew his own pistol and critically wounded Parangan, 47, according to the Sheriff’s Office.” And there you have it, save the fact that no child was injured during the making go this defensive gun use. “About 16 children were attending day care within the church complex during the shooting; none was harmed. Their parents had picked them up by midmorning.” I wonder what lesson they learned from the experience . . .

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