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Somehow though, even with that advice, the noise from a firearm seems to have slipped the list of “How to protect your family during a home invasion”. Hat Tip Say Uncle who notes that their suggestion is actually illegal.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/8/2014 9:42:45 PM | Feedback (4)
At 4:30AM, if you don’t know, don’t open the $#&*(@ door!! You can’t claim you are in fear for your life if you actively remove the barrier between you and the threat. Even if someone is trying to kick down your door, you don’t get to open it then shoot them and not expect a bunch of jurors to question your judgment. Toss in you calling it an accident, and enjoy your conviction.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/7/2014 3:11:47 PM | Feedback (4)
Down the road from us are a few duplexes whose clientele provide ample reasons to judge them by the stereotypical ‘wrong side of the tracks’ persona. We have friends who live in our sister neighborhood which is within spitting distance of the duplexes and the other night they were live-posting on Facebook about an argument that was going on which eventually ended in gunfire. According to our friend, she heard the gunshots and then someone screaming that he had been shot. The popo were called...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/31/2014 10:33:54 AM | Feedback (2)
Apparently the Doc’s classification in USPSA. Now, I want you to think about this part – if the anti’s had their way, the doctor would not have been legally allowed to carry a gun. Being law abiding, he probably wouldn’t have. Señor Crazypants however doesn’t care about things like ‘laws’ and thus procured a gun and walked through multiple layers of “do not do this”. How did he get the gun? Who cares? There are hundreds of millions of them already in circulation, preventing people from buying...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/25/2014 8:48:28 AM | Feedback (7)
Concealed carrier thwarts stabbing in progress. My biggest gripe though is that the picture they used is of some guy openly carrying, which is generally illegal in Florida.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/18/2014 1:57:25 PM | Feedback (4)
And read this. Michael Z. Williamson absolutely nails it. I will be using this as a reference to those who believe encouraging self-defense is ‘blaming the victim’ or some such twaddle. It’s got stats. Links. Charts. Reality. None so blind and all, but it’s a nice, succinct way of putting it all in perspective. Now, here's the part that all these "experts" who don’t actually know how to fight want to pretend doesn't exist:  The cites above prove single most effective means of fighting an...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/20/2014 2:24:15 PM | Feedback (2)
Parents use firearms to defend the life of their daughter from gunmen. They killed one guy, put the other in the hospital.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/11/2014 8:47:37 AM | Feedback (2)
But things like this? This will get someone killed. I don’t know where this took place, but I’m willing to be it’s some place that doesn’t allow people to defend themselves, otherwise, there could have been a dead clown and it would have been totally justified. Now, you have to try to see if from the victim of the prank’s perspective and not someone watching the .gif knowing it’s a joke. If you were to walk into a garage and see some clown literally bashing someone’s head in (remember, you...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/14/2014 9:36:02 AM | Feedback (15)
I’ve thought about this. A lot. And I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s not exactly the most feasible thing. The belly-pack looks dumb for one. While I’m sure it’s secure enough, it still looks like it has too much wiggle room. Not to mention getting it on & off looks like it’d be a pain, especially after you’re all tuckered out and sweaty. The one geared toward women seems like a better concept, but in order to provide enough stability so that your pistol doesn’t jiggle around, a wider...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/9/2014 11:01:52 AM | Feedback (25)
The cops got their guy… eventually Stabbing suspect Alexander McDonald has been charged with one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder, and one count of torture, to which he pleaded not guilty at an arraignment Thursday in Los Angeles. Bail was initially set at $2 million and raised to $4.1 million. That’s all fine and dandy, but you know who isn’t being charged for murder? The LA Cops who decided someone looked like McDonald so they killed him According to the Los Angeles County...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/11/2014 10:15:49 AM | Feedback (43)
Or, the criminal herd will just naturally thin out. Either way, it’ll be a good thing.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/10/2014 3:40:01 PM | Feedback (1)
It is said time and time again by anti-gun forces that no person should ever shoot someone who is simply punching you. Because a single punch can never kill anyone, right? A violent thug who killed a vulnerable man with a single punch during a row over a bicycle could have his sentence extended following an investigation by the Attorney General. Watch the video. One. Single. Punch. It’s a sucker punch, nothing having a gun on hand would have had prevented, but it does clearly show how deadly...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/3/2014 7:15:50 PM | Feedback (10)
I’m sure that most everyone by now has seen the video / read the story about the off duty officer who shot & killed a drunk firefighter during an arrest gone bad. If not, Colin Noir has the video on his blog. What is depressing about this incident (besides someone losing their life over such a trifling thing as over-inebriation) is the responses I’m reading online. The comments at Mr. Noir’s blog are a good microcosm of what I’m talking about, as are some of the ones here. I’ve seen several...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/28/2014 11:00:30 AM | Feedback (15)
When the spree-killer is shot & killed by someone with a gun before he can rack up the bodied Like the Arapahoe High School shooting in Colorado, this incident was over very quickly because the presence of the much-mocked “good guy with a gun.” Arapahoe ended in just 80 seconds after the shooting began after the cornered shooter committed suicide before he could attack the five class rooms on his list (the majority of killings in Sandy Hook took place in just two classrooms). This incident...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/6/2014 8:51:25 AM | Feedback (29)
So, there was a shooting yesterday here in the Florida that was all over the radar in the AM on Twitter, and suddenly, when the shooter’s profile was ‘the wrong kind’, went dark. It would be a mistake to sweep this under the rug or to not admit the ugly truth. This is a situation that is often decried as the primary reason to ban guns that is so rare as to be statistical noise, but unfortunately is what it is – someone had a gun and in an emotionally charged situation, used it to kill another...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/14/2014 9:53:24 AM | Feedback (22)
On the Tweetbook yesterday, I dropped this little nugget #GunControl is the belief that declawing the cat will protect it against other animals.— Robb Allen (@ItsRobbAllen) November 25, 2013 This was an off the top of my pointy little head statement, but the more I thought about it, the more it actually works. Let’s say you have a cat that likes to go outside and enjoy the weather. You notice that your cat is getting in fights with the wild cats roaming your ‘hood, so you do your part to...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/26/2013 9:52:11 AM | Feedback (8)
Looks like INTERPOL thinks maybe a little uncivilization is called for Exclusive: After Westgate, Interpol Chief Ponders 'Armed Citizenry' Interpol Secretary General Ronald Noble said today the U.S. and the rest of the democratic world is at a security crossroads in the wake of last month's deadly al-Shabab attack at a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya – and suggested an answer could be in arming civilians. In an exclusive interview with ABC News, Noble said there are really only two choices...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/22/2013 9:54:37 AM | Feedback (6)
For the three or four of you who haven’t seen this. Summary – Guy walks into a convenience store smoking. Is told by the guy behind the counter to put it out. Smoker pulls a gun. Military Vet Cashier guy scoffs, pushes the robber’s gun away and gives said robber a face full of his pistol. Robber suddenly remembers he left the iron on at home and skedaddles. I give the vet more credit than I can give myself. He didn’t send the robber’s medulla oblongata into the rack of Beer Nuts behind him,...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/5/2013 12:11:55 PM | Feedback (16)
Another senseless murder Clearwater Police announced the arrest of 16-year-old Mychal King on Thursday.  He is accused in the January murder of Jason Taylor Paul, the city's first homicide of 2013. Police said King admitted to killing Paul for no reason other than he had a hard day with his family that night of January 6, and "just wanted to kill the first person he saw." Just pissed off, bored, and decided to pick a victim and stab them to death. 16 years old. Let that sink in for a...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/31/2013 8:35:29 AM | Feedback (10)
Win stupid prizes The game was called "point 'em out, knock 'em out," and it was as random as it was brutal. The object: Target an innocent victim for no other reason than they are there, then sucker punch him or her. But on this day in Lansing, there would be no punch. The teen-age attacker had a stun gun. He did not know his would-be victim was carrying a legally concealed pistol. The teen lost the game. Luckily, the teen only got shot in the ass for his trouble and is expected to recuperate...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/27/2013 8:57:46 AM | Feedback (0)
They recognize THEY are the first responders and are not only arming the teachers, but getting them training too.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/30/2013 10:11:32 AM | Feedback (2)
The police are only a few feet away CBS 2′s Susanna Song reports the 27-year-old mother of three was stabbed in the left arm by her children’s father, only a few feet away from where Chicago police officers stood waiting on the front steps, thinking she was safe and out of harm’s way. Now, the point of this post isn’t to get onto the cops. The poop hit the air-flow device pretty quickly and I have a feeling they simply were in condition white and the sudden transition to black left them...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/30/2013 9:19:27 AM | Feedback (1)
This is a video of the terrorist scumbags who beheaded a British soldier getting plugged by the handful of people legally allowed to use guns in England This isn’t a link for warm fuzzies, but as a warning. Watch the video and pay attention to the first dirtbag. Listen for when something metal hits the ground (which I think is him dropping a knife of some sort, also illegal in the UK) and then see how much distance he travels before the cop can get off the first shot. It’s a BIG distance....
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/24/2013 9:51:36 PM | Feedback (9)
Except when you actually do At the core of his desperate firefight was a murderous attacker who simply would not go down, even though he was shot 14 times with .45-cal. ammunition — six of those hits in supposedly fatal locations. … Each round slammed into the suspect’s head — one through each side of his mouth and one through the top of his skull into his brain. At long last the would-be cop killer crumpled to the pavement. … Remarkably, the gunman was still showing vital signs when EMS...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/26/2013 3:35:34 PM | Feedback (4)
Shoot or Don't Shoot? Because this was in MA (The birth AND death place of liberty!), I would not have shot. But here in Florida, I’d be legally protected and probably would have, assuming I actually knew the guys battling it out with the cops were actual bad guys. Someone brought up that with our luck, we’d end up shooting undercover cops who were busting a fake-cop crime org, and then no amount of legal protection will save you.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/25/2013 12:50:26 PM | Feedback (8)
It appears the Texas Stabber is deaf. Now, let’s say instead of playing the role of Ginger McStabbystabby on the Broadway Smash “Unarmed & Learning” he decided to upgrade to the lead roll in “Rape – The Musical”. Now, earlier in my life I was an interpreter for the hearing impaired and I can vouch for the fact that the vast majority of the population is not well versed in sign language, so exactly how does a young woman tell a deaf guy hell bent on violating her that she has a blazing case...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/10/2013 9:49:26 AM | Feedback (5)
College campus has someone filming some show. Student mistakes monopod for a fully automatic Glock AK-74 with hip-spray adapter. Calls cops, panic ensues, everything eventually gets back to normal… sheep return to the pasture to graze. Seriously. Read the comments. These are our future ‘leaders’ with brilliant insights such as The fact that it took 20 minutes for the alert to be sent out AFTER I first heard about it when I was near by is ridiculous. And the fact that I personally (along with...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/26/2013 1:48:27 PM | Feedback (6)
Because I sincerely doubt Juan Valdez intended his finest brew to be used as a weapon When a man tried to rob a Dunkin’ Donuts in Connecticut on Saturday night, an employee acted quickly and stopped him with the closest weapon available -- hot coffee. Normally coffee makes for nothing more than a good drink. Here, it turned into a weapon based on how an individual used it. If the intent of an object was transferrable, then the robber would have simply sipped the java and been slightly more...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/6/2013 10:20:21 AM | Feedback (12)
Guy tries to rob bank. Gets shot in the face for his troubles. Curious to know what caliber was used being that being shot in the noodle should never result in a high speed car chase afterwards.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/4/2013 3:12:07 PM | Feedback (9)
Yesterday I made a small joke about not being able to eat an AR-15 after the SHTF. It was really said tongue in cheek because… well, this comment from McThag sums it up nicely Might not be able to eat an AR, but there's lots of people without one who bought lots of food. Read that. Let it simmer in your brain for a little bit if you need. What good is all your work if you cannot defend the fruits of your labor? Come TEOTWAWKI, the police will not be there to arrest the man murdering your...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/26/2013 9:41:03 AM | Feedback (13)
I understand that after a well televised school shooting there’s a heightened sense for some other nutbag to go try to ‘one up’ things, so I get the heightened presence of cops at schools for the interim until the 24 hour news cycle finds another pool of blood to splash around in. The chances are probably statistically nil that another shooting is going to happen exactly where a cop is, but it makes people feel better, and that’s what counts right? Because we aren’t really concerned if our kids...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/26/2013 8:53:57 AM | Feedback (5)
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/20/2013 8:06:51 PM | Feedback (11)
Is worth emptying the entire magazine into The landlord told detectives he tried to break up the fight, but eventually grabbed his handgun and shot Stell in the torso. At that point, the landlord said Stell came after him, so he shot the man again. Now, the anti gun groups would have preferred to see a 24 year old, pregnant woman, her 3 year old child, and the 87 year old landlord murdered rather than allow the old guy the tools to defend himself with. Says the police "From the information...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/14/2013 3:38:58 PM | Feedback (14)
It’s from one of my neighbors Hello Everyone; The item below came from one of our members in the community.  We thought it wise to pass it around to everyone: I wanted to let you know that Friday night around 6:45pm my door bell rang and I did not look before opening the door because I was expecting a friend and it was three males with white skeleton masks on.  They were standing side by side shoulder to shoulder.  The Sheriff’s department had gotten other reports of 3...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/24/2012 1:35:56 PM | Feedback (17)
Remember, anti gun bigots would prefer to see this woman dead than allow her to have the most effective tools to defend her own life I have an Ex. I have an Ex who, in the process of becoming my Ex, made credible threats to kill me. Why did I believe these threats were credible? Because among the primary reasons why I left him were that he had anger control issues, that he was a problem drinker well on his way to full blown alcoholism and that the things he was throwing at me were getting ever...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/3/2012 12:40:29 PM | Feedback (3)
This does not mean you have a duty to stay and fight Although the law in her state (Florida) did not require her to retreat from her own home, she made a smart survival choice when she did her best to leave danger behind her. She acted decisively and immediately in her move toward safety, and she was smart enough to take a weapon with her just in case retreat did not work. When it became obvious that her retreat had failed, she used the weapon to defend her life. At the time she fired, she had...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/24/2012 8:50:16 AM | Feedback (8)
Sometimes they’re pretty girls Ripple was shot and wounded around 3:30 a.m. May 23 after she wandered into a couple's bedroom at 425 College Ave. The homeowners, Timothy Justice and Doreen Orion, told police that Ripple approached their bed holding a light and never said a word. They said they demanded repeatedly that she leave and even warned they had a gun. Justice fired a single shot at Ripple once she was within 6 feet of him, according to court records. Now, this girl probably posed...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/11/2012 10:19:13 AM | Feedback (12)
That’s all fine and dandy until you realize your cordless phone requires electricity The elderly homeowner told police he fired at the suspect as he tried to enter the home through a window. The homeowner awoke after hearing a pop and realizing his power had been cut off. Now, my entire phone system relies on electricity. We don’t even have copper to the house, so without power we rely on our cell phones and even then, we need to conserve their usage to emergencies during a power outage. As...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/8/2012 11:09:15 AM | Feedback (5)
At the GRPC, I learned that the total costs for being allowed to own and carry a gun is over $1500 in Puerto Rico. I also heard you are allowed 50 rounds total per year for practice and self defense, and there are only ‘allowed’ places you can carry vs. those off limits. The Brady’s would consider that effective. How’s Puerto Rico’s crime rate?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/4/2012 8:58:08 PM | Feedback (1)
I’ve been playing Batman, Arkham City on the Xbox for the past week or so. Great game and I really love the fact that you can’t just walk up to a group of thugs and just start shooting them all. That’s not Batman’s style. You have to hide on ledges and knock them out, one by one. You can use tricks like smoke bombs, sneaking up behind them and silently choking them to sleep, or if you’re feeling rambunctious just beat them to a non-lethal pulp. But never kill them, because that’s not Batman’s...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/17/2012 9:34:42 AM | Feedback (17)
If not,  you might want to think about it real quick. If Jug ears loses, and there’s a good chance of that happening so long as the GOP doesn’t do what it does best, which is snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, there could be some violence inherent in the system. Most of these tweets are just ignorant people who believe boasting on the Interweb Tubes gives them street cred. I’d assume the vast majority of them couldn’t muster more than harsh language. But the few who are capable of...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/7/2012 9:41:33 AM | Feedback (16)
Because the results of their actions, should the ever come to fruition, would have seen this 92 year old vet dead at the hands of thugs Jones told a reporter, “I didn’t go to war for nothing. I have the right to carry a gun. That’s what I told the police this morning,” adding, “Was I scared? Was I mad? Hell, no… It was simple. That man was going to take my life. He was hunting me. I was protecting myself.” Several key points from this story. You know how we’re told a .22 isn’t a good self...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/5/2012 10:54:56 AM | Feedback (5)
This never happens Bonham Academy on St. Mary's Street. Teresa Barron, 38, had just dropped off her child at the school when the child's father showed up, and the two got into an argument. The child's father, 38-year-old Roberto Barron allegedly then stabbed the woman several times in the upper body and neck area. Police say a bystander who happened to be a concealed handgun license holder pulled his weapon and ordered Barron to drop the knife. Barron surrendered and was taken into custody by...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/30/2012 1:11:25 PM | Feedback (19)
I’m not ready to blame the police either in the NYC shooting. Look, NYC is a crowded place. Been there a few times on business trips, still cannot see how anyone would want to live practically standing on top of one another (food was good though). I can’t imagine any shooting downtown not having innocent people as the backstop. Life isn’t perfect and the criminals don’t always decided to stand with their back against a wall before opening fire. We still don’t know how many of the injured were...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/27/2012 8:42:53 AM | Feedback (16)
Caleb put up a pretty good post on ‘tactics vs. shooting skills’ and I found it to be timely as I found myself in a gun fight last night and realized how much different it was when there was a fear of getting shot. What made it worse was the fact that the gun fight involved my oldest daughter and these Nerf guns. Worse, because I realized how often I got ‘hit’ by a 10 year old girl with limited aiming skills using a toy that shoots a dart out at only a few feet per second. I also found myself...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/24/2012 11:22:41 AM | Feedback (14)
I recently posted about a shop keeper who was robbed. The shop keeper managed to shoot one of the thugs in the head and chased another down the street. When he returned to his shop, he closed all the doors, locked them, and then proceeded to empty the thug’s own Tec-9 into said thug’s back. Going off of nothing but the description above, in my mind that is murder if the shopkeeper thought the thug was still alive. If he believed him to be dead, then it wouldn’t amount to much more than some...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/20/2012 9:27:11 AM | Feedback (31)
pdb, in a rare fit of blogging, points to a story of Bandar Abu-Karsh Last November, Bandar Abu-Karsh was tending shop at his corner takeout joint, when two thugs came in with guns at the ready fixin’ to rob the place. Abu-Karsh resisted, retrieving a pistol from the counter and firing at the robbers. He hit Lamar Allen in the head, who collapsed on the floor. His accomplice ran off. Abu-Karsh briefly gave chase outside, but returned to the store, locked himself and his quickly expiring...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/17/2012 9:10:42 AM | Feedback (39)
Many of you might recall the Panama City School Board shooting in December of 2010 where a crazy man managed to get by the magical gun free force field and start shooting up the meeting. Thankfully, the only person shot was the gunman himself, but Steve Moss was there in that room that day, and what he says about the incident should be plastered on billboards across the country. "There's nothing more scary than knowing that the only one in the room with a gun is there to kill you." Think about...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/14/2012 10:48:59 AM | Feedback (9)
But dammit if they don’t help the odds of you getting out of the situation Dozens of people inside an East Orange County strip mall escaped injury during a gunfight at a barber shop Saturday night. About 6:18 p.m., investigators said a man who had been fired from the One Cut Barber Shop came there to confront employees. Unlike what the anti’s would have you believe, the gun did not force the ex-employee to use it, rather the gunman made a conscious choice to use violence to “solve” his...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/6/2012 9:55:07 AM | Feedback (1)
From a PSH laden diatribe by someone at CNN who apparently is paid to do PSH and avoid rational thinking at all costs comes this comment Sybaris At 70 it is more likely that someone will take your gun from you and beat you with it. And the QotD rejoinder FrankBrady I am seventy, Sybaris, and I absolutely guarantee that anyone who tries to take my gun from me and beat me with it will live a short but exciting life. You gotta love the logic – If you’re old and a criminal is there to beat you to...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/25/2012 8:50:43 PM | Feedback (9)
Because they are not unarmed CHICAGO (CBS) – Three teens accused of attacking a man in a West Rogers Park alley and posting video of the fatal beating online were allegedly playing a game called “pick ‘em out and knock ‘em out.” As WBBM Newsradio’s Steve Miller reports, at a bond hearing for two of the suspects, Cook County prosecutors said the youngest of the trio – 16-year-old Malik Jones – was the instigator of the attack. Jones allegedly turned on his cell phone’s video camera before...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/18/2012 11:25:36 AM | Feedback (15)
This is video from the failed Internet Café heist I posted about the other day. This is textbook. Two guys come in with faces covered, weapons drawn yelling “We’re the bad guys”. It doesn’t get any cleaner cut than this for self defense. I swear, that’s a video of conversations on numerous message boards. “So, you’re sitting in a café, two guys come barging in, but the one with the gun turns away from you. What do you do?”
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/17/2012 9:59:26 AM | Feedback (6)
Cops knock on the wrong door at 1:30AM, looking for someone accused of attempted murder. They do not identify themselves as police officers and when the wrong guy answers the door pointing a gun at them, they shoot and kill him. Now, we only have the cops side of the story, and I’m sure in the heat of the moment some of the details are going to be a bit shaky. Much blame is to be laid on the police officers for a) getting the address wrong and b) not identifying themselves. However, if you are...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/16/2012 9:22:17 AM | Feedback (41)
And sometimes, thieves don’t expect their victims to be armed Hours after his release from the hospital, Henderson, who talked about the pain he feels in his buttock and hip, said the plan was to "barge in, get the money and leave." He said "he never expected anyone to be armed." Now, this entire article is worth reading as there are a few interesting parts here. Apparently, two men barged into an internet café, one with a bat and the other with a gun. They smashed a computer and demanded that...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/15/2012 9:17:15 AM | Feedback (4)
Coming off… Coming off… The wheels on the bus keep coming off and Zimmerman ain’t guilty. It’s a catchy tune – too bad there are a lot of tone deaf people out there. What saddens me is the sheer number of people who bought into the racism angle, hook, line, sinker, the bobber, and 200 yards of 20lb test. These people cannot be reached, they are not intelligent enough to be able to correct their thinking, and are so wound up in the narrative that to agree to the overwhelming facts that George...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/13/2012 8:46:30 AM | Feedback (5)
As we all know, thanks to L'affaire de Zimmerman, Stand Your Ground laws have come under attack, being called everything from Shoot First to “Legalized Vigilantism”, none of which are true. However, when you get into discussing SYG, it’s important you have some decent points to bring up. SYG acknowledges that most violent crime occurs outside the home. Many will say “Castle Doctrine” is all you need, but this is false. You can be attacked anywhere. SYG simply allows an individual the legal...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/10/2012 9:52:30 AM | Feedback (9)
To a shotgun fight.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/3/2012 10:00:44 AM | Feedback (1)
“I was standing my ground” isn’t a phrase that casts a magic spell and prevents you from being prosecuted. HOUSTON – A man who claimed Texas' version of a stand-your-ground law allowed him to fatally shoot a neighbor after an argument about a noisy party was sentenced Wednesday to 40 years for murder. Raul Rodriguez, 46, had faced up to life in prison for the 2010 killing of Kelly Danaher. When there’s a body that reaches room temperature, there will be an investigation. If you’re...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/28/2012 8:33:01 AM | Feedback (1)
At St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, the entrance has a dark red sign (sooooo easy to read…. *eye roll*) that says Absolutely No Weapons Permitted. I was concerned because practically every person who was in the hospital was armed to the teeth. The nurses carried sharp scissors and pens that could stab. There were scalpels. The sheer amount of poisons just sitting around were scary. The chairs were not bolted to the floor, making them bludgeons you can sit on. People were allowed to walk...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/18/2012 8:39:46 AM | Feedback (10)
Tam located the ‘handloads caused guilty verdict’ cases that, up until this point, I had started to consider were urban legend. I had heard about them but nobody ever seemed to be able to find the case numbers and whatnot. I was aware of the Fish case, but I still believe that was more a case of incompetent defense. The problem is that it was always implied that the reason these people got a guilty verdict was because they used handloads and somehow the jury was swayed by the fact that...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/1/2012 2:32:36 PM | Feedback (25)
I think it was Tam who uttered that phrase one time and started the wheel a’ rolling in my brain, but I want to talk about risk stacking and how it pertains to firearms and why I think we argue amongst ourselves over the minute details because of it. Life is dangerous. The death rate is 100% and doesn’t look like it’s slowing down any time soon. While modern life has prolonged the inevitable, each breath you take runs the risk of inhaling some virus that will void your birth certificate. The...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/1/2012 9:31:23 AM | Feedback (5)
I am not fond of having to fear lawyers because of your ammo choice I had a listener tell me he carried this ammo in his self defense guns, but heard someone say perhaps he shouldn't due to the "Disclaimer" from Hornady. Having read it, I have to say I wouldn't own it either. It doesn't matter if it really isn't any more effective than something else, THIS ONE comes with the instructions by the manufacturer that it should never be used against a human being, and I am guessing an...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/31/2012 11:49:06 AM | Feedback (7)
BrainBang asks What’s the precise definition of “defensive gun use” (DGU)? And I’m not looking for a long paragraph. Just a simple definition. Of course, there is no one-size-fits-all definition. but to me, the answer would be something like “A Defensive Gun Use is when the presence (observed or assumed) of a firearm is believed to have made a decisive difference in the outcome of an attack in the defender’s favor.” If you are being beaten and you 'reach for a gun' (that you do not have)...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/30/2012 8:18:35 PM | Feedback (3)
On the way to work yesterday, traffic was hell. I do my best to let people over and there’s always some jackwagon who thinks he can drive on the shoulder to pass people and thinks you are REQUIRED to let his ass over. I had already let over two cars from the merging onramp when a dump truck decided that since he was bigger, he was just going to cut me off (after driving on the shoulder). This wasn’t happening, and he decided to blast me with his horn to highlight the fact that he was being a...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/30/2012 10:44:20 AM | Feedback (30)
That was Gary Cooper, asshole. My favorite scenario is the “Parking Garage” scenario I posted last week. It strikes many chords important to concealed weapon carriers and none of the options are “good.” Emphasis mine. WTBGU brings up an excellent point that tends to get lost in a lot of our hypothetical situations we discuss online and that is if you have to use your gun in self defense, there is no ‘good’ outcome. The best you can hope for is surviving the encounter. It’s not like the...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/25/2012 10:32:04 AM | Feedback (8)
Are the goalposts being moved once again The day after he killed Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman showed up at a doctor’s office with a broken nose, two black eyes and two small cuts on the back of his head, ABC News reported Tuesday. According to medical records obtained by the network, he also had a minor back injury. (emphasis mine) Oh, and the Choir Boy? Damaged knuckles. Almost like things played out exactly as Zimmerman said they did. But those are facts, and facts are not...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/16/2012 9:24:52 AM | Feedback (6)
I don’t normally like ‘playing scenarios’ because most of the time they’re unrealistic. Self Defense is rarely cut and dried with a “guy comes in with a mask and a gun and yells ‘I’m here to rob the place because I’m high on crack and have a long history of violence!’” situation. However, there’s still the element of needing to be prepared to defend yourself, or possibly others, even if you do not have 100% of the available information to make the best decision possible. Take this example...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/14/2012 1:03:18 PM | Feedback (25)
A question was posed on one of the Facebooks asking if people carried their pistols with one in the chamber. To this day, I cannot fathom why anyone would want to carry an unloaded pistol. The increase in safety against an ND/AD is far, far, far outweighed by the danger you put yourself in by not being able to deploy your weapon when needed. Not only is there no guarantee that you will have both hands available, it’s a high probability you’re going to need your offhand to be doing something...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/4/2012 8:53:41 AM | Feedback (54)
Man with a gun stops man with a knife. According to the anti’s, carrying a gun is useless because you’d never be where someone needs your help.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/27/2012 2:53:34 PM | Feedback (4)
I don’t actually believe that those who are against guns truly want to see young adults slaughtered, but the end result of their actions leads to that each and every time. Leslie Adams’s mother, Holly, said this about her daughter’s murder at the hands of a deranged lunatic Speaking for myself, I would give anything if someone on campus; a professor, one of the trained military or guardsman taking classes or another student could have saved my daughter by shooting Cho before he killed our...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/18/2012 8:40:13 AM | Feedback (5)
Zimmerman to be charged. Charged with what is the question. Nothing like a mob mentality to ensure justice cannot run its course. It’s all fun and games until you find yourself in Zimmerman’s shoes. Don’t think that can’t happen.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/11/2012 3:03:23 PM | Feedback (27)
You know how we’re always told that guns cause people to commit crimes and therefor they should be banned, thus ushering in an era of world peace? Nobody ever told this guy The suspect, identified as 29-year-old Trevor Pufall said, "Don't kill me. Don't kill me," as Brisbane called authorities, police said. Pufall, armed with a tire iron, then struck Brisbane three times on the head. Luckily for the victim, he too never got the message Pufall then dropped his tire iron and...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/27/2012 9:28:31 AM | Feedback (9)
Doesn’t mean I would want to get shot by it. Got up from the desk, and turned to face my attacker. Then, the jerk gave me the worst of it, as he stabbed me in my left abdomen, right above the belt line. It went all the way in , within a half inch of piercing my other side. Hurt like hell. But, I was pissed, so I kept on fighting anyway. By this time, I was starting to fade, as I'd lost a lot of blood, and my hits on him didn't seem to be having much of an effect. In actuality, I was going...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/20/2012 9:07:45 AM | Feedback (11)
But when you post shit that will get people killed if they were to listen to you, you’ve gone a bit far Moving through the hallway to get back to your family and protect them won’t be a problem because the handgun is small and light and fits nicely in the waistband of your Fruit of the Looms if need be. You’re seriously saying to Mexican carry a pistol in your underwear? I can’t decide if the article was meant to be written tongue in cheek or not, but the advice is horrific, factually...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/13/2012 10:03:37 AM | Feedback (10)
You get off his lawn When a residential burglar fired a gun at Jay Leone last month, he was initially too angry to realize he had been shot in the head, he testified Friday. "To tell you the truth, I never felt a thing," said Leone, 90, of Greenbrae. "I said, 'F—- you, you son of a bitch, now it's my turn.'" … Leone testified energetically, despite having been shot in the face just weeks ago. With his head shaved and a bandage on his left cheek, he described how...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/18/2012 9:55:04 AM | Feedback (5)
Concealed Weapon holder foils robbery. This is good. Fearing for the safety of himself, his wife and others in the store, he said, he unholstered his semi-automatic 9mm handgun, cocked it and kept it down at his side as he motioned another customer behind the robber to move away. When the robber turned the shotgun toward him, Al-Mujaahid said, he fired six or seven shots from about 20 feet away. He said he hit the suspect in the leg and forehead. The robber then dropped the shotgun and...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/8/2012 8:51:54 AM | Feedback (11)
Near confrontation at Dick’s this morning As I approached the door I saw them watching me and assumed that they were going to hit me up for a dollar, so while keeping track of them with my peripheral vision I avoided making eye contact to reduce the opportunity get my attention. The decision was a mistake. … About 10yrds from the Jeep I spot the “youts” on the far side (drivers side) and they look surprised to see the security guard with me. At this point I felt pretty sure this...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/25/2012 9:13:56 AM | Feedback (15)
Florida Senior Citizen shoots burglar The 82-year-old homeowner woke up at 6 a.m. after hearing someone at his backdoor, the report said. He armed himself with a .45 automatic and fired a single shot through the door, the report said. The suspected burglar was hit in the abdomen and likely died minutes later. The suspect was described as a white male in a ski mask who was carrying a hammer and screwdriver at the time of the shooting. Police have tentatively identified the suspect as the...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/12/2012 3:47:16 PM | Feedback (12)
Or in this case, the many knifed man This is the astonishing moment a crazed attacker stormed into a supermarket armed with an arsenal of knives including a hockey stick with a blade on the end. David Millington, 37, then launched an attack on a security guard at a Morrisons in Wolverhampton over a grudge he had held since he was seven years old. He went to the supermarket wearing a tool belt that contained kitchen knives and a makeshift shield, the city's crown court heard. The...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/12/2012 9:12:07 AM | Feedback (13)
Let’s say you are forced to deploy your firearm in self defense and end up shooting your attacker(s). As we’re playing worst-case scenario here, let’s assume the shots are fatal. Now what? What are your plans? Do you have a lawyer on speed dial? What do you say to the police? Do you also have plans to deal with any mental anguish you might have? Do you have clergy you can talk to (should you be of a religious bent) or a psychologist? Are your family members the type that would be supportive...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/11/2012 9:37:21 AM | Feedback (11)
Ask yourself this – Will a thug stop because he thinks his intended victim lit a candle the night before or because his intended victim might be armed with a  gun?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/9/2012 8:34:20 AM | Feedback (2)
JayG brings us a report of a professional burglar after being caught. Jay goes over some of the details that are very important to understand on things to do to make your own home less attractive to burglars, but this nugget from the goblin himself is a point I want to highlight He stated that he kept coming back to this area because it was the easiest area that yielded the most reward without risk. … He also said in Fairdale they would pull guns on you if spotted in a neighbor’s...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/27/2011 9:23:07 AM | Feedback (5)
I’ve been meaning to hop into this discussion because it has been bugging me like that piece of popcorn that always seems to get caught at the back of your throat. A few days ago, Chance reviewed the Crimson Trace Lightguard and of course, mall-ninjas came out of the woodwork to harp on how a light gives away your tactical element of surprise during a home invasion. Caleb did a pretty good dissection of the general stupidity here I see comments like this all the time, and they drive me up...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/26/2011 12:33:06 PM | Feedback (8)
Now back to my last post. Now to this one you plan 2 fight against the 99 we lop heads off a few white kids you will fall in line Two threats do not a trend make, but remember there are plenty of those out there who consider your life worth nothing if it is of no use to them and while some of them may be utter cowards who talk a big game online but would run at the first sign of resistance, some of them aren’t. And for that, I have one response Remember, I got disqualified at my last..
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/14/2011 10:09:55 AM | Feedback (29)
Miguel over at Gun Free Zone has a twitter conversation with one of the Occupy Wall Street goons. What said goon tells him is nothing short than chilling -@anarcosocialist You guys want to tax “the rich” 90% of what they make. So what happens when “the rich” stop generating revenue? -@GunFreeZone the vast majority will fall in line the others will be forced to keep working. its very simple -@anarcosocialist what do you mean they can’t? How are you gonna force them if they don’t...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/14/2011 8:49:24 AM | Feedback (31)
Because crazy doesn’t respect holy ground Officials said the suspect, Jeremiah Fogle, shot and killed his wife, 56-year-old Theresa Fogle, in their home before bursting into the nearby church, opening fire and seriously wounding the pastors in Greater Faith Christian Church, located at 2035 West Parker Street in Lakeland.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/19/2011 12:34:41 PM | Feedback (3)
Gun Shy Tourist has a link to a story about how in Jolly Old England, people defending their lives risk jail time for their act.  Despicable isn’t a strong enough word to describe that. And speaking of despicable, the Brady Campaign, who likes to promote themselves as a ‘violence prevention’ group is equally reprehensible as they actively desire that you and your family become victims of violence rather than be able to fight back effectively. When Florida residents were protected by law...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/19/2011 9:33:26 AM | Feedback (13)
Especially when you can look outside your window and see that the entire building is surrounded by cops, K9 units, and helicopters looking for a criminal with a gun. Nah, it’s better I’m disarmed, sitting here at work because crazy guy could never walk into the building.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/13/2011 11:12:21 AM | Feedback (13)
I meant to get to this story last week, but like many things in my life, it got pushed aside and partially forgotten. Although cleared of shooting charges in a 2007 dispute at a Key Largo trailer resort, a Hialeah man still faces a felony count of carrying the handgun he used to defend himself. Why, pray tell, is this man facing felony charges for a right enumerated in the Constitution? Because he didn’t have a permission slip to do so. Jorge Correa, 44, must return for a November...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/2/2011 9:25:45 AM | Feedback (6)
A felony charge. And finally, one I can agree on.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/31/2011 6:43:14 PM | Feedback (1)
Pay attention to your surroundings. Now, I’m not sure the author exposing his firearm to a cop as an indicator that the perp the cop was eying was armed was a good idea or not. “Gun Hands” won’t get you suspended from school while you’re at a Cracker Barrel and may have been a better or at least a bit more subtle way of indicating the armament situations, but it worked and that’s a good thing, my Monday Morning Quarterbacking aside. Hat Tip Montieth, who has a live journal account and thus...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/29/2011 12:26:14 PM | Feedback (5)
Gunwalker and the Foundation of Liberty It all comes down to this: Is there an inalienable right to self-defense? If there is, each man has indisputable, inestimable value, value that he may rightly preserve even if the life of another man is forfeit. A man may kill another in lawful self-defense even if the policy preferences of the state would prefer his death. If a right to self-defense actually exists, it is in a very real sense the highest law of the land and all lesser laws must pay...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/21/2011 8:05:19 PM | Feedback (24)
I know a ton of gunnies have severe cases of  turgidity when it comes to the concept of “carry everywhere”. Lord knows I would never consider carrying inside a post office or whatnot because that would be illegal! Heaven forbid, I should just accept the fact that criminals too abide by the No Guns policy in those types of places! But this isn’t about that. It’s about those rare times when it actually makes more sense to leave your heater at home (securely encased, with ammo stored in a...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/16/2011 8:49:41 AM | Feedback (31)
I love my wife. Utterly and endlessly. It’s a sickness, yeah I know. As a married man I’m supposed to do nothing but complain about her, but that just doesn’t happen. I love her even though we don’t see eye to eye on the whole gun thing. My wife was solidly in the neutral camp when I started getting all gun-nutty. When she met me, I had a rifle and a pistol and that was it, and that didn’t bother her at all. She wasn’t anti, but she surely wasn’t “pro”. She went with me a few times to the...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/10/2011 11:31:28 AM | Feedback (14)
From Kevin Baker (who I just knew wasn’t going to be able to stay away from blogging too long) The British state lectures, hectors and micro-manages the law-abiding. When it comes to defending them, it is, all too often,  AWOL. -- Andrew Stuttaford This is one of those things that really stick in my craw. All too often we’re told over and over that we need to let the government do X, Y, and Z because only the government can. Unfortunately, when abdicating your responsibility to the...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/10/2011 10:17:42 AM | Feedback (5)
Get off my lawn. Rifle shown, threat disperses. Brady’s stats hardest hit.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/8/2011 10:45:10 AM | Feedback (9)
68 Year Old Grandma Shoots Home Invaders NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A 68-year-old grandmother armed with a shot gun took aim at criminals in her neighborhood over the weekend, and she didn't miss. The woman shot two men trying to break into her home. It happened in the early Saturday morning in South Nashville at a home on Glencliff Road. She said she had no regrets. Nor should she. Of course, the antigun forces would have much preferred the 4 choir boys would have been able to have their way...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/4/2011 8:51:36 PM | Feedback (3)
Sometimes, they don’t even have to have a gun All I could think to do was to get to my backpack and find my phone. As I fumbled for the phone, I heard one of them say, “Does he have a gun?” So I kept my hand in my backpack, allowing them to wonder whether I was reaching for a gun. Then a couple of them started to run away, and the others soon followed. I got back on my bike and pedaled as fast as I could out of there. When I got home, I began to reflect on what had happened, and...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/20/2011 3:01:03 PM | Feedback (16)
The other day the Mrs. and I took the little ones to Sunny’s, the fastfood of BBQ. While we were there, two police officers (sheriffs) came in and had dinner. I noticed that I was better armed than either of them since their holsters were noticeably empty. Now both of them were very young, but they had plenty of medals and stuff to lead me to believe they weren’t cadets, but I just found it odd that two police officers would, either through policy or choice, be disarmed. Odd. At least I had...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/12/2011 1:07:33 PM | Feedback (7)
So, there’s been a few discussions amongst some gunnies about when is it ok to use lethal force on stuff. On the Florida Open Carry Facebook page, there’s a pretty lengthy discussion going on about when do you clear leather. One, when you follow through with your shot is entirely dependent on the situation. The best gunfight is the one you’re not involved in and if you can remove yourself safely from the situation, that’s probably the best bet. Probably. Sometimes it isn’t. The thing...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/12/2011 12:39:47 PM | Feedback (2)
I dunno. What do all these women wanting CCW’s in Michigan compensate for? “We’re being victimized; we’re being raped. The crimes are getting higher and the police departments are less and less,” she said. “People are realizing now that they need to be their own security.” Bah, security shmuirty, they’re just trying to make up for a small wee-wee.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/4/2011 4:39:08 PM | Feedback (1)
Marine gets medal for thwarting robbery. Except according to the thugs themselves, it was going to go from robbery to murder and rape. When the men overheard the robbers’ plan to rape the women and then shoot all the victims, Barner decided he had to take action. The sergeant, licensed to carry a concealed weapon, waited until the robbers were far enough away from the bedroom that he could grab the .40-caliber handgun in his book bag, which he had stashed in the room earlier that night. ..
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/28/2011 9:24:09 AM | Feedback (11)
Because this punk picked the wrong sexagenarian to threaten and got his huevos scrambled! When Thomas stopped and got out his car with his fists balled, Moser shot Thomas in the groin, Atkinson said. *
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/28/2011 7:33:10 AM | Feedback (5)
What was that crash downstairs? Remember, the Brady’s and their ilk want people like Meryl here to have nothing else at their disposal in these instances rather than a phone and maybe a baseball bat. Hat tip Bill Quick
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/10/2011 12:23:34 PM | Feedback (1)
It’s with the ‘justice’ system that, even after reams of arrest and harassment records, the crazies still walk the street When last I reported on our old friend she’d recently been sentenced to an extended jail stay (of which she wound up serving only a few days). On Dec 23, her electronic monitoring device was removed. Another wrist slap. Well, today, Frisch was arrested yet again. She’s being charged by the Lane County Sheriff with one count each physical harassment and criminal...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/4/2011 8:39:56 AM | Feedback (1)
Why carrying with a round in the chamber is a good idea A while back, and I can’t recall the exact post but I put up a quote about a guy talking to another gun owner who decided that it was too dangerous to carry with a round in the chamber, and he could always just rack the slide, right? The other guy said something to the effect of “Who said you will have both hands free? You make be pushing your children out of the way or defending yourself against the knife. How will you convince your gun...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/2/2011 9:47:59 AM | Feedback (5)
23 year old Brenda Brown decided to murder someone over ice cream. Her weapon of choice? Her vehicle The husband told police that he and his wife were crossing the street to go back home when he saw a silver PT Cruiser careening down the road. Going north, the crazed driver made a fast turn over to the southbound lane and barreled the silver bullet toward the couple, striking the wife 10 feet in the air. The car also smashed into the man's shopping cart, but he jumped out of the way and...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/9/2011 11:19:56 AM | Feedback (2)
My post the other day asking people to describe what makes a handgun caliber effective without describing or naming a particular round was meant for more than hornets’ nest stirring or blatant link whoring (that was just a happy side effect). It was an attempt to illustrate that the definition of what makes a handgun cartridge effective for self defense covers a wide swath of calibers. The interesting thing is that the definition of ‘effective’ changes per person, and often per situation per...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/15/2010 9:01:19 AM | Feedback (9)
Pizza delivery guy shoots choir boy who was only looking for ‘forced donations to feed the needy’. A person who read the story was concerned that said delivery person would be terminated for his audacity in defending his own life. Chain owner replies While I do not own the Nippers Corner store, I wanted to assure you that the policies of both the Nippers owner and my own are such that we not only allow, but encourage our drivers with valid HCPs to carry while working. HUZZAH!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/8/2010 12:08:00 PM | Feedback (3)
A double decaf mocha latte about 3’ tall. That, and a company with a ‘no-gun’ policy deciding after an employee carries a concealed weapon against their rule and ends up protecting his own life while at work decides to reevaluate their policy Then there’s the barista’s boss, Travis Boersma. He and his brother started the Dutch Bros. coffee chain in 1992. Instead of firing the young man for violating company policy, Boersma told registerguard.com, “Under this unique circumstance, the...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/6/2010 8:43:52 AM | Feedback (5)
Sebastian has a story about a Mexican farmer who decided to fight back against the drug cartel. In the end, the old man was killed, but he managed to stack up quite a few cartel bodies in the process. One man. At some point, when enough farmers fight back, the cost to the cartels becomes too great. Even with the cartels’ deep pockets and overwhelming firepower superiority, an old man armed with a rifle can put a large enough dent into their ranks to make the endeavor not worthwhile. Well...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/24/2010 10:17:32 AM | Feedback (2)
According to those who suffer from severe bouts of PSH, Stand Your Ground laws mean all you have to do is say “I felt scared” and the cops won’t even take down your name and number after you ice someone. Jon Gutmacher explains why this isn’t the case I often warn people about the dangers of feeling "too protected" by the new Stand Your Ground laws. The law isn't as good as it seems, things can still go very wrong, and the use of a firearm normally means that you're facing a very...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/1/2010 12:59:53 PM | Feedback (4)
Someone has decided that maybe it’s time to buy a gun. Thoughtful gun owners step in and give advice. Then suddenly, an asshole appears and shits all over the poster condemning him for being “another liberal lightweight starts to grow a pair and still doesn’t get it”. This is me, face-palming. That doesn’t help. Not everyone goes from “I hate guns” to “I can’t wait to pick up my 4th Kimber Ultra CDP!!!” overnight. And we don’t necessarily want them to to begin with. If your goal is to...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/26/2010 9:03:25 AM | Feedback (4)
IMHO, any caliber works, but go for broke. Jeff, I hope you have at least a 12g shotgun handy in your house. At some point, Deb Frisch is going to act on her impulses. I want you anti's who read me to pay close attention to that posting. I will give you a little background. Deb Frisch is insane and an alcoholic to boot. She latched on to Jeff Goldstein's blog and threatened his son. Death threats, if I recall correctly.  Jeff sought out legal action against her and got a permanent...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/13/2010 10:30:05 AM | Feedback (4)
It's a human thing to read a shooting story in the newspaper, assume you have all the information necessary, and proclaim innocence or guilt from your comfortable chair. Everyone on all sides suffers from the guilt of this affliction, mind you. It's not particular to any one view. One of the latest occurrences of this is the Erik Scott case. Sebastian has more data, including a blurb from a toxicology report that shows Scott's bloodstream contained a practically lethal dose of morphine and...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/27/2010 9:48:25 AM | Feedback (8)
The chambering of a shotgun shell is a sound that puts the fear of {Insert Deity Here} into even the most hardened of criminals. Bill Quick discusses his DGU and how, without a shot fired, scared away some thugs.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/11/2010 10:32:33 AM | Feedback (3)
Last week I wrote about a gentleman, who after being beaned in the noggin with a wrench, casually strolled back to his conveyance to retrieve his lead dispenser, then sauntered back to the scene of the crime to dispatch his attacker. From the details provided, this was an unacceptable use of a firearm as once you remove yourself from danger, it is no longer self defense. As is the general case when a room temperature body is involved, there was an investigation. Witnesses were questioned,...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/7/2010 8:12:41 AM | Feedback (8)
This picture accompanies the definition A lone gunman. Orders everyone to the floor. Now, his attention is on the teller. That lady you see in the back? She could have taken out the thief and at that angle, more than likely had little to worry about as far as what lay beyond her target. I am armed when I go to the bank. Laws that would bar me from doing so do not stop thugs like this guy. 155 grain projectiles at >1000 fps do a pretty go job of stopping them, though.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/3/2010 12:57:59 PM | Feedback (125)
And Floridians know this Some scumbag lawyer is trying to get the Castle Doctrine overturned because he claims people are killing others left and right. The comments AND the poll show an overwhelming support for reality and common sense and thus, against said scum sucker.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/23/2010 1:19:24 PM | Feedback (0)
Rusty brings us this wonderful quote, which I shall fix for the poor commenter Yes, crime car accidents can happen anywhere, anytime. But it seems to me that many people misinterpret overall crime vehicular crash statistics and believe that they are in danger should wear their seatbelts 24/7. I choose not be be burdened with that kind of mindset. Ask for further comment, bright11 lowed and resumed chewing his cud.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/3/2010 10:43:02 AM | Feedback (5)
I just got an email from a friend asking about suppressing a .45 for home defense and my thoughts on it. I'm conflicted in my reply, so I thought it best to open it up for discussion here. First and foremost, I'm not a fan of handguns for home defense. The advantage of handguns is that they are portable, concealable, and can be taken anywhere with you that isn't protected by a magical No Guns barrier (said barriers only are effective against the law abiding, alas). Their disadvantages are that...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/3/2010 10:27:54 AM | Feedback (27)
Nikki Goeser has a blog and her story is chilling. Ben asked me to marry him on Nov 14, 2007 on the karaoke stage. Ben has been gone now for just over a year. My husband was murdered right before my own eyes by a man that had been stalking me. I am a right to carry permit holder but because of Tennessee State Law, I had to leave my legal "permitted" weapon locked in my car the night my stalker decided to bring his "illegal" gun into Johnny's Sports Bar (where Ben & I...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/28/2010 9:29:58 AM | Feedback (1)
Nothing more, nothing less. Sometimes when you don't have a gun, you improvise by taking your attacker's shotgun and beating him near to death with it. Sometimes you see your attackers' gun is unloaded and then proceed to beat the hell out of them and hogtie them with electrical cords. Then, both sets of thugs get their pictures online after said beating, and smiles break out amongst the populace. Remember, the gun is a very effective tool but without the will to fight back, it's useless....
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/26/2010 11:39:52 AM | Feedback (2)
I thought they were supposed to be omnipresent? TAMPA - Police are searching for a man with a knife who tried to break into a family's home late Thursday night. The homeowner and his wife let a guest out of their back door about 11 p.m., then heard a knock on the door a few minutes later. Believing it was their friend, the homeowner opened the door and saw a man with a black cloth wrapped around his head and a silver kitchen knife in his hand, Tampa police Lt. Lee Bercaw said. The...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/14/2010 8:29:00 AM | Feedback (1)
JayG brings up, in my opinion, the biggest question you have to ask yourself if you own firearms for personal protection. Are you willing to take the life of another human being in defense of your family, yourself, and your property? Squeezing that trigger will result in someone losing all of their tomorrows. Now, that someone may very well be coming through the window with duct tape and a butcher's knife in hand with the sole purpose of killing you and your entire family - but the...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/6/2010 10:48:53 AM | Feedback (42)
This 82 year old grandmother would be dead She said she was just walking to her car with some groceries when she was approached by the suspect. She said, “In a very mild voice he said, ‘this is your day. You are too old to be alive anyway.’” Moments later she said he grabbed her cane and started beating her and she’s got the bruises to prove it. She said, “I got boo boos where I didn’t know I had a place to put boo boos.” She eventually went for the gun in her purse and opened fire....
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/18/2010 8:21:57 AM | Feedback (4)
Remember the story from yesterday about the gentleman who defended his life with his gun, killing one of his assailants? Then the picture here should make you smile A man who appears to be the homeowner (pictured left) returned home shortly after 8 a.m. and started cleaning his driveway of the blood left behind by the assailants.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/17/2010 4:32:27 PM | Feedback (9)
It will not ward off evil spirits or vanquish those who wish to harm you. What it does is in increase your chances of surviving an attack A man returning home from work was met at gunpoint overnight. Little did suspects know, he was armed with a gun of his own. It happened around 12:30 a.m. in the driveway of a quiet Ocoee neighborhood. The homeowner, identified as Dave Henry, got out of his car and may have been pistol whipped by the suspects, according to police. Police said one...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/16/2010 12:25:00 PM | Feedback (3)
It doesn't fly here either SEATTLE - Three unarmed security guards were following orders last month when they stood by without intervening as a 15-year-old girl was badly beaten in a downtown Seattle bus tunnel. Emphasis mine. Just following orders? Excuse me? There is a 15 year old girl being beaten half to death and you're just going to stand there because you're afraid of getting reprimanded? Cowards. The standard meme applies here Police arrived minutes after the attack, and...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/13/2010 10:35:01 AM | Feedback (16)
Crazy homeless guy attacks lady. Cops show up and use a taser to no effect. Crazy guy charges cops. Cops decide to shoot. Breda makes a very, very salient point Clevelander Rita Ciofani's friends say she had dedicated her life to helping the poor and vulnerable. But as she lay dying, those sworn to protect and to serve used deadly force only to defend themselves. Tasers, pepper spray, and all other non-lethal weaponry may sound good on paper. Often enough, they're not effective. If we..
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/10/2010 7:07:16 PM | Feedback (1)
And he's already compensating for something She got up to check and she saw two Hispanic males men masks and armed with handguns walking towards her. She quickly closed the bedroom door but one of the men tried to force it open. The masked man kept telling her to open the door and she would not open the door. The woman told deputies that the home invaders shot through the door and hit her son on the left hip area. Her son had a 22 cal. Rifle and shot back at the alleged...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/16/2010 12:15:13 PM | Feedback (7)
With the proliferation of cordless phones, the requirement for electrical power to make phone calls is more and more of an issue to consider during an emergency. Cell phones are a good backup, but calling 911 on a cell doesn't let the police know where you are. My phone is Internet based, and my internet connection is on battery backup (both the connection itself as well as the routers needed to connect everything). I have a corded phone in the house so that calls can be made even if the...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/6/2010 10:18:27 AM | Feedback (18)
But damn if it doesn't jump up and down, pointing its fingers and going "Pssst! Look over THERE" With just two days left in the year, according to preliminary numbers from the police department, the District has had 138 homicides compared with 184 at the same time last year, setting up the city to record the lowest number of homicides since 1964, when 132 were reported killed. Now, nowhere in the article does it mention the fact that thugs now had to take into consideration that...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/30/2009 11:44:16 AM | Feedback (5)
Caleb got mugged over the weekend. A cup of coffee and a .25 changed the entire outcome. I'm glad to hear he is ok. No shots fired (unless you consider the ballistic application of coffee a 'shot'), and the bad guy got the message. I'm glad Caleb kept his head about him and didn't put two in the chest followed by a headshot (then show clear, hammer down, reholster). As much as I hate the criminal element in our society, I do not wish to see death dealt if it can be avoided. I too have had to...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/26/2009 10:16:05 AM | Feedback (6)
Many people scoff over 'plastic' firearms. Little do they realize how devastating the correct application of plastic can be A woman surprised by a man in the front room of her home near Council Bluffs grabbed a plastic toy bat and hit him repeatedly until he ran out the front door. The Pottawattamie County sheriff’s office says the 26-year-old woman was taking a bath Wednesday night with her 3-year-old child when she noticed a cat who normally stays outside had entered the bathroom....
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/23/2009 10:32:40 AM | Feedback (7)
Another heartwarming story about a senior citizen defending his life and property It took one shot for an East Texas senior to put an end to a would-be robber's crime spree. The story began around 2am Monday morning at Southside Bank in Hawkins. The branch is located inside Brookshire's, right off Highway 14. That is where police say 19-year-old David McWhorter was spotted, first. We spoke to the homeowner whose one shot landed the alleged burglar in the ER. … One shot through the...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/21/2009 12:04:35 PM | Feedback (7)
81-Year-Old Man Hits Bull’s-Eye On Intruder An 81-year-old man shot and killed a masked gunman during a home invasion early this morning at a residence north of Brewton, Escambia County Sheriff Grover Smith said. The sheriff said the robber had been released from a Nebraska jail just two days before he was killed. Smith declined to identify the homeowner, but said the man and his wife were in bed in their home along U.S. 31 north of town about 3 a.m. when the intruder kicked in the...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/19/2009 8:36:23 PM | Feedback (11)
So, recently I've been seeing these crappy ads for Broadview Security on TV. They're taking over the Brinks company I guess. Each commercial shows a woman at home alone and some guy smashing down the door and invariably, hightailing it once the beeping of the alarm starts. See here for an example. These commercials are utter crap. The threats are real (although probably not as cliché as the ads make them appear), but the sense of security of a beeping alarm and a reassuring phone call are,...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/18/2009 1:07:57 PM | Feedback (22)
So, I'm reading on Facebook a series of posts from an old high school buddy on how his wife was attacked in their neighborhood yesterday. They got the perp, but lo and behold, he happens to live in the same hood. So, he's going to have to worry about this eventually when the thug gets out / off / escapes or whatever. Someone suggested in comments that he get a shotgun, and while I'd love to chime in and agree, I can't. Now, I've not spoken with this guy since I was in school and I cannot tell...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/1/2009 9:46:45 AM | Feedback (12)
It's "Should I carry my own reloads for self defense?" Damn straight you can. Nobody has yet showed me a single case where a person involved in a shooting was convicted solely on the basis of hand loaded ammo. Will some unscrupulous prosecutor try to make that an issue? Of course. Their job is to put you away, guilt be damned. And if you didn't reload, they're going to make a case that you used hollowpoints, or +P ammo, or that the 9mm was "high capacity", or any number...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/29/2009 7:59:31 AM | Feedback (26)
OK, it's not really that simple, but this is an interesting thought-experiment California self-defense laws allow people to use reasonable force (and even violence) to protect themselves against an attacker. The threat must be immediate and a person must use no more force than is reasonably necessary to thwart the attack. But what if someone starts a fight? Can he claim self-defense as a legal defense against criminal charges? Basically, the point is that if Person X starts the fight...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/25/2009 12:36:01 PM | Feedback (20)
InSights Training has a surefire post to get the caliber wars running again. The take away point is this: Round count is largely meaningless as a predictor of cartridge effectiveness without a lot more context. So take what “statistics” you read or hear about regarding self-defense and ammunition with a huge grain of salt! I can hear the 9mm and .45ACP commandos gearing up now. The main point to the article is that if you can carry more rounds, you're going to shoot more. The guy with 17...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/23/2009 7:26:19 AM | Feedback (12)
Say Uncle emailed a link to this video showing a rather interesting course of fire at a shooting match Interestingly enough, someone had pointed this out on IRC this morning. I believe the concept is to illustrate how fast an attacker can cover 21 feet. Caleb mentioned in the email chain That is really fast, wow.  I'd hate to have a COF where you had to hit that from the leather. Which made me think. Consider that if you are out and about, carrying your gun concealed, could you...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/31/2009 12:18:34 PM | Feedback (16)
Marko speaks complete and utter sense. Too bad you can't argue with the illogical using logic.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/25/2009 12:59:46 PM | Feedback (2)
Casa de SaaM is not a tactical house, and it is one thing that I never considered when I bought it. It's basically the letter L with the girl's bedrooms at one end and ours on the other. The only entrances are at the crook of the L, so if there's a break in, it's most likely going to happen between my daughters and I. Using rule #4, I know what lies beyond which parts of the walls. I've determined safe areas that won't cover where my daughters are most likely to be in case of needing to fire a.
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/6/2009 7:59:22 AM | Feedback (11)
The Civilian Gun Self-Defense blog has a great story about why "calling the police" isn't always the best option Cassidy Lockett was home with her young children late last month when she says two men tried to break into her home. She hid the children behind the couch, grabbed a .22-caliber semiautomatic pistol and aimed it at a man who was already halfway through a window, climbing into her home. One woman and her young children. Two men who just escaped from prison. By the time...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/28/2009 7:37:38 AM | Feedback (2)
Jeff Soyer at Alphecca highlights this story about a true-blue liberal and his come-to-Jesus moment regarding guns A terrifying example - Now, before I go any further, I want you to understand one very important thing. Never before in my entire life was I so thankful to have a loaded gun in my hand as I was at that moment. Why? Because it gave my son and I a decent chance of getting out of this predicament alive. I've said it so many times I feel like I have Tourette's syndrome – Having.
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/20/2009 7:55:32 AM | Feedback (15)
Why couldn't this octogenarian just stay duct taped and blindfolded? As the intruder stalked through the house, the retired freight dockworker hustled to free himself, twisting and wriggling his arms first, then crawling to the kitchen to find scissors to cut his legs free. “I had to get my gun,” Parrish said. Meanwhile, the intruder found a 10-year-old girl in the first-floor living room waiting to continue her tennis lessons with Carlson. Give them what they want, right? What if...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/16/2009 8:23:28 AM | Feedback (1)
In this particular story however, Julius Caesaer comes out ahead Officers responded to a burglar alarm at BMW Motorcycles of Little Rock and made contact with an employee, Julius Ceasaer, who advised he was sleeping in the business when he heard a loud noise.  He then observed a dark colored Dodge pick up backing into the business.  Ceasaer advised that he grabbed his shotgun and approached the front door and observed a black male looking around at some of the motorcycles that...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/16/2009 7:43:04 AM | Feedback (1)
But this shootout didn't happen the way the anti's would have you believe
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/14/2009 6:37:45 PM | Feedback (0)
This is an interesting article, mostly because it manages to pertain to me and my decision for my carry piece The prosecution also made hay about Fish carrying a 10mm handgun loaded with hollowpoint ammunition. In an urban area, that may not be your preferred carry gun. But on a hiking trail that is probably the caliber of choice. It's enough bullet to drop most any four-legged predators you may encounter, and the hollowpoint round is a good choice both for stopping power and to prevent...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/7/2009 9:32:15 AM | Feedback (8)
The very fists God gave you will suffice A knife-wielding burglar got a shock when he attacked a pensioner in his home - a couple of right hooks to the face. Gregory McCalium had not realised that 72-year-old victim Frank Corti was a retired boxer. Surprisingly, Mr. Corti isn't facing life in prison being that this is the UK we're talking about. However, go check out the picture. That punk got his ass all sorts of busted up. Mr. Corti opines 'If you can't defend what's yours,...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/30/2009 12:38:08 PM | Feedback (5)
In this case, an attacker with a gun TAMPA - About a month ago, Audry Sauceda was carjacked and fought back. He stuck a gun in my side and told me to get out of the car," Sauceda said while sharing her story with FOX 13 on May 15. "And I pulled out my gun and stuck it in his face, and told him, he needed to get out. He screamed and jumped out of the car." A gun isn't a magic totem that prevents criminals from attacking you, especially with concealed carry. A firearm...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/19/2009 8:52:15 AM | Feedback (0)
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/15/2009 9:57:32 AM | Feedback (0)
But if the petty tyrants get their way, illegal to boot. The town council discussed an ordinance that would ban stun guns at Tuesday night's meeting. Councilman Joe Hall says businesses making bank runs with large amounts of cash could carry stun guns as a form of protection, instead of hand guns. If approved, the ordinance would ban instruments capable of temporarily incapacitating with the discharge of an electrical current. Can't carry a real gun. Can't carry a capacitor. No...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/10/2009 1:22:01 PM | Feedback (3)
Towel - Just about the most massively useful thing any interstellar Hitchhiker can carry. Partly it has great practical value. You can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the beady sea vapours; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a miniraft down the slow heavy River Moth; wet it for use in...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/9/2009 12:48:21 PM | Feedback (2)
End just as one would expect At that time, the suspect came towards the clerk and opened a gate, which separates the clerk from the customers.  While doing so, the suspect pulled out a knife.  Seeing this, the clerk grabbed a gun and shot the suspect. 
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/8/2009 3:59:57 PM | Feedback (3)
If and when I ever have to confront a burglar with a shotgun, I'll be making use of the end where the lead exits A homeowner confronted a burglar this morning, smashing the intruder across the face with the butt end of a shotgun, St. Petersburg police said. There's a more effective way to use that tool The burglar, identified by police as Justin Masse, 22, at first fled, then turned around and started toward homeowner Michael Lowry, a U.S. Navy veteran, police said. That's when Lowry..
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/15/2009 8:08:10 AM | Feedback (8)
The will to fight back is what is important. For example, some thugs break into a house and the lady of the house beats them off… with a crock of chili. Doesn't that lady know that she should never do that because the criminals could take her chili away from her and possibly change her recipe? Hat tip Bitter Speaking of Bitter, this is part of the conversation we had in chat. (2:02:46 PM) Bitter Bitch: oh my goodness, that's so quotable! (2:02:54 PM) Me-Gmail: Blogged it already,...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/13/2009 2:01:28 PM | Feedback (10)
Robbery suspect dies after being shot by property owner Polk County man shot at two robbery suspects Tuesday morning when he thought they were going to run him down. One of the suspects was hit in the head and died, and the other is still at large. They stole his Land Rover and tried to run him down with it. The lady (gasp! There's crooks with ovaries?) was driving and paid for her stupidity with her life. Detectives aren't sure if the male suspect was hit. The property owner last...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/30/2009 7:08:03 AM | Feedback (5)
The Civilian Gun Self Defense Blog has this story Tucson, Arizona From the April 24, 2009 Arizona Daily Star: A woman who tried to carjack a man at gunpoint outside a North Side Walgreens early Thursday was shot and wounded by the man, police said. The man called police around 12:30 a.m. to report he had just shot one of two women who tried to take his car as he waited in the pharmacy drive-through near East Grant and North Swan roads, said Sgt. Fabian Pacheco, a Tucson Police...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/24/2009 10:39:56 AM | Feedback (6)
Florida- Homeowner Cleared in Shooting Cornwell arrived at his Grove Avenue home just before 7 a.m. His wife left for work, and he was alone with his 3 1/2-month-old son and 3 1/2-year-old daughter. A noise awoke him from his sleep and, armed with a semi-automatic pistol, he went to find out what was happening, Antonello wrote. Cornwell came "face-to-face" in the hallway of his home with Michael Collins who swung a crowbar at Cornwell's head. Cornwell chased Collins out the..
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/24/2009 8:07:27 AM | Feedback (14)
Regardless of the tools the government allows you to use, your voice is one they cannot restrict. Use it. I like how this is illustrated as part of the self defense equation, not an entire pre-packaged solution where you'll need nothing else.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/22/2009 12:26:46 PM | Feedback (1)
The Civilian Gun Self-Defense Blog just celebrated its 4000th entry. Clayton Cramer, the brains (and the looks) behind the site had this to say Regular readers know that the reason that I started the Civilian Gun Self-Defense Blog was an email exchange between myself and anti-gun Professor John J. Donohue back in 2003, in which he claimed that legitimate defensive uses of guns by civilians were extremely rare. Thanks, Professor Donohue, for making me do this! This is the main resource I...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/21/2009 12:43:45 PM | Feedback (1)
I thought 20/20 said that having a gun was useless? When the handgun was loaded he raised the weapon and pointed it at his wife, who had armed herself with another handgun. She fired multiple shots at her husband, striking him several times. Troy Christoff was charged with five counts of Attempted First Degree Murder with a Firearm.  The shooting is considered as self defense. Hat Tip Mad Rocket Scientist
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/15/2009 3:10:27 PM | Feedback (4)
You think someone is breaking into your house. You pick up the phone to dial 911. Some jackass has cut a cable, effectively cutting off your phone service. Could you survive a break-in without the police?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/10/2009 9:54:09 AM | Feedback (11)
Even against the half-sister of the husband of a recent vice-presidential candidate. I'm pretty sure the left will use this to bash Sarah Palin even more.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/4/2009 8:52:33 AM | Feedback (4)
The will to fight back is the real weapon ST. PETERSBURG -- A would-be snatch-and-grab thief came out empty-handed after trying to rob a 75-year-old St. Petersburg woman Monday. Marcie Rae Lee had slid behind the wheel of her car after shopping at the Publix on 34th Street N when a woman described by police as black, 5 feet 4 to 5 feet 6 and about 135 pounds approached her demanding the money in her hand. The suspect implied she had a gun, police said, but Lee refused to hand...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/25/2009 7:20:09 AM | Feedback (0)
This story is interesting in several ways. One, it's near home. Two, it illustrates an interesting point Police said two children, ages 3 and 3 months, were inside the home at 1261 Grove Ave. about 10:30 a.m. when a burglar pried open a rear sliding glass door with a crowbar. The startled homeowner fired off seven rounds from a .380 handgun … The bullets hit the suspect, 45-year-old Michael Collins, in the head and arm, police said. Collins had parked his van in the home's driveway...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/19/2009 11:55:46 AM | Feedback (12)
And this guy did BROCKTON - Bebiano Correia was helping a customer when he saw the man wielding a shotgun come into his Pleasant Street convenience store Sunday afternoon. “He came inside the door, then he pointed the gun at my nephew. He said, ‘I need money, need money,’” said Correia, owner of the Universal Grocery Food Market on Pleasant Street. But instead of freezing from shock, Correia took action to defend his family. Self defense requires the will to fight. The tools you use...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/9/2009 9:04:19 AM | Feedback (1)
In my last post, I was going to use the term hue and cry. I've always thought the phrase meant to make noise about an issue in order to distract from the true problem. For example The protesters' hue and cry could barely be heard above the 30 foot tall, paper-mâché of Sarah Palin being burned in effigy. Turns out, there's a rather interesting denotation to the phrase In common law, a hue and cry (Latin, hutesium et clamor, "a horn and shouting") was a process by which bystanders were summoned...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/6/2009 12:27:53 PM | Feedback (3)
Having a gun does not guarantee you will not be attacked. Having a gun does not guarantee you will be victorious in any confrontation. Having a gun does give you a fighting chance to defend yourself Tucson Police say two armed men entered the Grand Market on South 6th Avenue Monday evening. The suspects fired a shot at one of the employees, and the employee fired back. During the exchange, both a suspect and the employee were shot. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene by police. The...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/27/2009 9:48:54 AM | Feedback (3)
The homeowner will simply take it away from you and use it against you Homicide detectives are still investigating an overnight shooting in which a resident of a north Houston apartment said he disarmed a burglar and killed him with his own gun. Justice + Irony = AWESOME!!!!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/23/2009 10:24:00 AM | Feedback (10)
'Cept with revolvers and shotguns. Shotgun takes revolver The two men who live in the ground-floor apartment told officers they were preparing to watch a movie when they heard a loud noise. Their front door was suddenly kicked open and two men burst into the apartment, one of them holding a revolver, police were told. Both residents grabbed shotguns and one of them fired, killing one of the intruders while the other ran away. I try to tell anyone who'll listen, for home defense, nothing beats...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/21/2009 1:46:49 PM | Feedback (9)
It must suck for anti-gun groups like Brady to have to defend disarming people when there's so many stories of people successfully protecting themselves The two masked men entered Big Bob's Liquors on Richmond Avenue at 9:59 p.m., police said in a statement describing the shooting. One of the men pulled a handgun and pointed it "directly at one of the two store clerks then on duty," the statement says. One of the store clerks pulled his own gun and shot the alleged robber several times,...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/11/2008 12:10:40 PM | Feedback (5)
Mad Rocket Scientist emailed me last night with a link to this story regarding the Mumbai terrorist attacks. Speaking of the comments, MRS says A common debate, played out in a predictable fashion The article itself was primarily about the actual rarity of terrorist attacks (24x7 news coverage amplifies the effect, yet terrorist attacks are still rare) and the security measures that fail to prevent them. However, the comments took on a life of their own. Let me summarize JohnMcLane- This...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/4/2008 11:02:01 AM | Feedback (8)
Roberta X asks How about you? Why do you shoot? Why do you carry, if you carry at all? I shoot because I find the action of shooting to be relaxing. There's a Zen-like state one can achieve when target practicing. All the variables come into play - trigger control, breathing, stance, grip - and you can find that thinking of any of them will throw you off. You have to almost go on automatic pilot to get them all to play well together. When one of the variables is off, you concentrate on that...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/16/2008 8:29:27 AM | Feedback (6)
Here's another person Paul Helmke and his cronies at the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Ownership would rather see dead than have the ability to defend herself I have to admit I was a little dismayed to see it stored in a cupboard, I was rather impressed that she kept her finger well outside of the trigger guard while displaying the weapon. Hat tip Xavier
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/6/2008 9:39:19 PM | Feedback (0)
So I'm chatting with Greg and he sends me a link to a story about a shooting. What makes this different is that Greg personally knows the victims The three men, identified as Robert Latner Brown, 20, Curtis Alexander Watkins, 19, and Glen Whitestone, 18, became verbally abusive toward them and denied any wrongdoing, Cooper said. "The victims then drove away and their car was peppered with gunfire," Cooper said. Greg writes Gregory says: the assailants are claiming my friend flashed a gun...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/29/2008 11:56:57 AM | Feedback (2)
This was but a few miles from my house Investigators were called to a Hillsborough County beverage store where a man attempting to rob the store was shot and killed. It happened shortly after 6:30 Monday evening at the CNK Beverage Pit at 12002 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Seffner. According to witnesses an unknown suspect went into the store and tried to rob the clerk but was shot multiple times. Apparently, the masked man had his birth certificate revoked. The suspect was transported...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/27/2008 2:30:20 PM | Feedback (2)
Bullet efficiency from a coroner's perspective. Here's a sample I see an average of 8.2 autopsies per day/365 days per year, and I can tell you that when the chips are down, there's nothing that beats a 12-gauge. As for handguns, the name of the game is not only shot placement but how a properly-placed bullet acts once it gets there. I've seen folks killed by a bb to the eye and others survive after being hit by several well-placed rounds with a 9mm. As for me, I'll take a slow-moving .45 to...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/30/2008 6:27:17 PM | Feedback (6)
Make sure you don't talk too loudly. You wouldn't want to wake up the operator. 911 - Like Vegas only the odds are even less in your favor. Do you have a backup plan in case 911 fails for you?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/30/2008 8:41:28 AM | Feedback (2)
One of the common talking points of the PSH crowd when it comes to promoting the ideas of Castle Doctrine and Self Defense laws is that people will simply shoot their neighbors and use the excuse of being "in fear of their life" and simply walk free. John Gutmacher points to why this isn't the case The question was squarely answered as applied to an "unreasonable" belief in the recent case of Hill v. State, 33 Fla.L.Weekly D. 1038 (Fla. 3DCA 2008), where the appellate court held that there is...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/29/2008 9:47:03 AM | Feedback (1)
But remember, human rights are inherent. Governments may make the free exercise of them awkward but they can only impede; even when penalized or barred, your rights exist. Such a great point. Hobsonian as the choice may be, you still can exercise your rights at any time.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/20/2008 8:20:20 AM | Feedback (2)
Two articles have really caught my attention so far this weekend, and they both are relevant to me in some way. First is this illustrative story from Breda. One day last winter, I pulled on my boots, buttoned up my coat and went out into the snow to fill the birdfeeder. We kept the seed in a large bucket in the garage and when I went to scoop some out to carry to the feeder, I noticed that the supply was running low. It was dark in the garage and even darker in the bottom of the bucket. I...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/1/2008 4:50:00 PM | Feedback (4)
Churches in Minnesota win another round on gun ban Court of Appeals: Churches can lawfully ban guns from their premises. Court agrees to exempt religious institutions from the 2005 law. In another victory for churches wanting to ban guns from their premises, the state Court of Appeals issued a 32-page decision Tuesday agreeing with the district court that religious institutions are exempt from the so-called Minnesota Citizens' Personal Protection Act of 2005. Exempt. Meaning they're better or...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/5/2008 7:50:55 PM | Feedback (4)
New Years Resolution #1 - Reach room temperature. Check.New Years Resolution #2 - Learn to play the piano. Not gonna happen
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/1/2008 11:16:54 AM | Feedback (1)

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