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

Lucy the pit bull RIP (courtesy

“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.


Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Detroit Gas Station Patron

Word on the street is that stopping at a gas station in the wrong neighborhood at the wrong hour in the Motor City is something that one oughtn’t do without a darned good reason. And even then, only if it is absolutely unavoidable. If you do, that isn’t a time to be in ‘condition white’, if you know what I mean. Scanning for threats and being prepared to defend oneself is always ‘best practice’ regardless of where you are, but by all accounts it takes on a higher level of importance in these sorts of situations. Indeed, this may be one of the reasons why Detroit Chief of Police James Craig made waves by calling on law-abiding Detroiters to carry their own firearms for self defense . . .

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It Should Have Been a Defensive Gun Use: Federal Judge Susan Dlott Edition

It’s often said that a liberal is a conservative who hasn’t been mugged yet. As a former liberal who was mugged at knife point, copy that. Which brings us to Susan J. Dlott, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. President Bill Clinton appointed Dlott after her husband Stan “the father of class action law suits” Chesley raised millions for the Democratic Party. Fast forward 21 years [via]: “Judge Susan Dlott fled [her $8 million mansion] barefoot in her nightgown and through the woods, banging on doors for help.” The story continues . . .

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Police in Chicago Give Hero his Gun Back

On April 17th, John Hendricks reacted quickly and accurately to stop a mass shooting, likely saving numerous lives. Hendricks was exercising his Constitutional rights in Chicago, a town where they had been suppressed for generations. He was taking a break from accepting Uber fares when he saw a man rack a slide on a pistol across the street . . .

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It Should Have Been a Defensive Gun Use: Monica Deming Edition

Monica Deming and son Colton (courtesy

“From the moment she had called me until the moment police arrived was ten minutes and everyone was dead.” Read that quote again, pulled from an article on Let it soak in. In less than ten minutes, Texas law enforcement officer Jon Nielsen went from listening to his 32-year-old daughter’s frantic phone call describing a break-in to arriving at her house and discovering her lifeless body and that of her killer, ex-boyfriend Brandon Leyva . . .

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Defensive Gun Use of the Day: When Your Gun Doesn’t Go ‘Bang’


By Brandon via

Forty-year-old Billy Winstead has had his concealed carry permit for some time, but the Sequoyah County, Oklahoma man never expected to ever use his firearm to defend himself and his family. That all changed one night last week, but it didn’t come without a huge hiccup. It was late at night and Winstead awoke to his dogs barking, so he got up and grabbed his .22 revolver to go check things out at his front door . . .

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