“It is unthinkable that something like this could happen to an innocent woman, simply trying to earn a living.” Really? That’s Domino’s spokesman Tim McIntyre talking about the weekend’s broad daylight rape of a 22-year-old delivery woman in Antioch, California. Tim must be really busy, because it’s actually not that unthinkable. If he had the time to explore the wonder that is Google, he’d find no shortage of robberies, assaults and rapes of the pizza purveyor’s drivers . . .
Local TV news loves them some home invasions. The subject’s a ratings winners fer sher. Over the course of the last six months, I’ve seen a dozen of these “what to do in a home invasion” local reports. This one is particularly annoying. Nebraska police officer Jason Bettin advises viewers to “flee, comply or resist.” Yes, but … the report clearly suggests that it’s a sequential hierarchy . . .
I don’t know the backstory to this one. The aggressor has a South African accent and claims the security guard pepper sprayed his kid. Other than that I got nothing. Save this: the security guard did the right thing by using the van as a blocking device. I used this same technique to avoid getting hit by an RPG once. (Brian! Give me back my damn keyboard!) This is a particularly useful technique when . . .
Jonathan in Houston wrote this comment underneath our post Pro Tip: Call an Ambulance After a Defensive Gun Use:
This is an important topic that almost nobody considers and which we should devote additional attention to here. As important as it is to seek medical attention for yourself, it’s also important to know what you’re getting yourself into . . .
The above photo (and another after the jump) shows a classroom at University of South Carolina, tweeted by journalist Jason Cook. The image was taken sometime after “A professor at the University of South Carolina’s public health division was gunned down in a campus building in what authorities say was a murder-suicide that locked down most of the campus for several hours.” thestate.com goes on to report that . . .
How far can we, as individuals and society, remove ourselves from combat medic and TTAG contributor Jon Wayne Taylor’s advice to identify a lethal threat, eliminate the threat and reassess? If the LA County Sheriff’s office’s video SURVIVING AN ACTIVE SHOOTER is any indication, we’re so far away from active self-defense we might as well just, I dunno, run? Hide? That’s what the video recommends. Until seven minutes in, when viewers are told . . .
“…I don’t want (Everytown) to take what happened with my sister and use it to make more victims because that’s exactly what they’re gonna do. When they push for more gun laws, they’re creating a society of victims.” That’s the considered opinion of Jennie Cochran, sister to Jessie Doyle Cavett who was murdered by her estranged husband in October. Cochran was approached by an Everytown for Gun Safety minion in hopes of using her sister’s story to further the civilian disarmament cause. But Ms. Cochran wasn’t having any of that, and rebuffed Everytown’s request with extreme prejudice. Click the photo above to view the entire Fox News interview. [h/t Roscoe]
Reader Peter C. writes:
I got my Massachusetts Concealed Carry Permit when I was 21, but carried only infrequently for many years. On the morning of March 10, 1991, I received a phone call from one of the members of my rod and gun club, informing me that our club president, Bob L., had been shot to death in the kitchen of his apartment, several hours earlier . . .
Reader PetitionForRedress writes:
As far as I can tell, no country is listed for restricting the natural, civil and human right to self-defense. So, it appears Human Rights Watch doesn’t care that people are prevented by their governments from protecting themselves. Or such restrictions don’t rank high enough on HRW’s list of human rights deserving of mention. Go figure.
I’ve been hanging out with TTAG writer Jon Wayne Taylor. Let me tell you, it’s a trip. Driving to the airport with my 11-year-old daughter in the back of the car, Mr. Taylor held forth on the aftermath of motorcycle accidents (“what hits the ground stays on the ground”), acceptable firearms reliability (yesterday’s question of the day) and the relative unimportance of the survival instinct in a gunfight. Huh? “You know that sheepdog post you put up?” Jon asked. “Yes,” I replied sheepishly, remembering my semi…OK unsuccessful struggle for coherence. “You know that bit you wrote about three armed guys entering the restaurant . . .
I posted the above image on TTAG’s Facebook page with a simple caption: “The jury’s gonna LOVE that..”. Not everyone agreed with my snark. “We really can’t just look at stuff and say ‘oh that’s kind of cool’ or ‘not my style’ anymore?” Stephen Byrd asked. “If you’re so worried that a skull on your holster is the thin line between prison and freedom after a shoot than (sic) don’t carry it. I’ve got a gun, spare mag, camo knife with military in its name, and tattoos (with skulls, oh my) and I just care about being legal, not PC.” . . .
The New York Times reports that police in northwestern Pakistan are “offering firearms instruction to schoolteachers and university lecturers” in response to the Taliban’s massacre of nearly 150 people at a Peshawar school in December. Reporter Ismail Khan writes, “Gunfire rang out as Fatima Bibi squeezed off three shots, hitting her target every time. Then she lowered her Glock pistol, turned to her fellow academics and smiled. Her instructor was smiling, too.” . . .