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Showing posts with label Self defense. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Self defense. Show all posts

Monday, May 19, 2014

Go read - well worth the time

The best discussion of how to handle threats I have ever read.

Ann Barnhardt

So… I almost got in a fistfight today (plus a repost of “Hard Truths About Combat Tactics” with an instructive cat video)

So crazy panhandler dude, seeing that I’m on my own, decides to get bold.  I drew him back away from the tabernacle, still trying to enjoin the “men” to get involved.  Then, crazy panhandler dude charged me.  And here is where the mental preparation pays off.  He was about 15 feet away, and when he charged I thought three things in this order:
1.  Trust in God and fear no man.
2.  Move straight forward into the attack.
3.  Meekness is power under control.
So, when he charged, I lifted my chin maintaining drilling eye contact, threw back my shoulders, dropped my daypack that was in my left hand in an “I’m getting ready to beat your ass in the two-fisted manner of the old school” sort of way, and stepped forward to meet him.
And you know what he did?  Aw, guess.  Go ahead.
Yup.  Player stopped short and backed up.
 The cat in question is the "hero cat" that defended her young boy. The video is pretty graphic - that cat risked death to stop an attack.

Can any of us call ourselves men if we can't at least be as brave as a cat?

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Cautionary tale

The lefty-liberal hoplophobes just LOVE the idea of "smart guns". They will solve ALL the world's problems stemming from the easy availability of handguns in our cities...

“Smart” Guns: A Story of A Girl 

Cara’s mother kept her firearms in a safe with an electronic lock. Cara had discovered the code for the lock while rummaging through her mother’s sock drawer weeks ago.
The 9mm pistol inside the safe was a “smart gun.” It only worked if the user’s thumb-print matched a list of authorized users. Luckily, her mother had made her an authorized user when they were at the range last summer. Cara picked up the gun, checked to verify that a round was chambered and that the magazine was loaded before putting it in a holster that she slipped into the front of her pants. She loaded the two spare magazines for the pistol—in her state, you could only have seven rounds in each magazine—and dumped them in her book bag. Her mother’s other handgun, a .40-caliber pistol, had an RFID-activated chip in it just like the local police used, and required the use of a watch with an embedded code. It also required that a four-digit code be punched in immediately before use. Fortunately for Cara, her mother had written down that code on the same piece of paper that held the code for the lock. Cara carefully printed the four-digit code on her right wrist, put on the watch, and covered both with her jacket sleeve before slipping the gun into her jacket pocket. Five spare magazines went into her other jacket pocket. She looked at the clock on the wall. It was time for school.
Good read.

If smart guns ever make the mainstream - or worse, if they are mandated, as in several Demonrat/Liberal infested states already, this WILL happen. Guaranteed.

Mr. Owens is more hopeful than I am - but:
The scenario above is fictional, and hopefully it will always remain so.
It was written to point out two truths.
ONE: Given time, technology—no matter how clever—can be defeated, and is often defeated by the simplest of means.
TWO: Technologically complex items always seems fails when it is needed most. This is why professionals opt for the most simple and reliable weapon systems available. This is why the military and police forces utterly refuse to consider “smart” guns. They need to be able to pick up any firearm, and make it fire, 100% of the time. So does anyone else that chooses a gun for self-defense.
Computerizing firearms creates a high level of technological complexity. Systems that require complexity introduce unnecessary failure points, and in the case of smart guns, may cost lives… many lives.
Smart guns are simply not wanted by knowledgeable shooters, and the desire for them seems to come only from those who are afraid of all firearms, and who desire control over others. You can rest assured that like every modern technology, “smart” guns will be built with a government “backdoor” enabling these arms to be deactivated by authorities.
One might even reasonably suspect that being able to disarm everyone with the push of a button is precisely the goal of those who champion such technology.
 Suspect? I, for one, am dead certain of their goal.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Guns are bad - they only kill people

Or so the mindless "liberal" will chant, endlessly.

And the MSM won't report things like this:

Marine With Concealed Carry Permit Saves Woman From Being Beaten To Death

A Wisconsin man who saved a woman from being beaten to death Tuesday morning credits his state’s concealed carry law for giving him the ability to act.
Charlie Blackmore Jr., a 32-year-old Marine Corps veteran, was driving home from work at 4:00am Tuesday when he saw a man violently kicking a large object on the ground. He parked his car to see what was going on and upon drawing closer to the scene, Blackmore realized that the “object” was a young woman.
When the man refused to stop beating his visibly injured victim, Blackmore pulled out his Springfield XDM 9mm.
“I said ‘stop’ and he starts coming towards me and that`s when I drew on him. He started getting closer and I said ‘get down on the ground,’” he told Fox Milwaukee. Blackmore kept his gun on the other man as he phoned West Allis police and reported the incident. The attacker made several attempts to move toward the Iraq veteran as they waited for authorities to arrive.
“I mean I’ve already made it up in mind that if he came at me I was going to have to take him down and I told him that. I warned him multiple times not to come towards me because he was a big guy and I wasn’t playing around and he didn’t seem like he was playing around,” Blackmore said.
Police quickly arrived on the scene and arrested the man. Officers checked Blackmore’s concealed carry permit, took his statement and thanked him, as did the badly beaten woman he rescued. The victim’s left eye was swollen shut and her nose appeared to be broken as a result of her injuries, allegedly inflicted by an ex-boyfriend.
Or this:

Concealed carry “hero” saves woman being mauled by a dog in Cincinnati

A dog attack ended in Cincinnati yesterday after a passerby drew a concealed weapon, killed the dog mauling a woman, and then simply walked away:
The attack happened in the 2100 block of Selim Avenue in East Price Hill about noon on Friday.
Cincinnati police officers said the victim was attacked by the dog after it broke free from its chain in a backyard.
A mail carrier tried to get the dog off as it began biting the victim, officers said.
According to investigators, as the mail carrier was struggling to get the dog off the woman, another man, who was walking down the street at the time, pulled out a gun and shot and killed the dog.
The dog was killed and the shooter continued walking down the street, police said.
The police say that the man did the right thing and does not face charges. Neighbors say they did not recognize the unknown concealed carrier, but called him a “hero.”
Or this: (video at the link)

Two Suspects Who Dragged Mom Across a Parking Lot Get a Swift Lesson in Texas’ Concealed Carry Law

A 30-year-old mother is lucky today after the quick-thinking of a stranger helped save her from a mugging.
The mother of two who was dragged across a Texas shopping center parking lot this week, clinging to her purse while two suspects in a sedan tried to snatch it.
That’s when the stranger, who was armed, stopped the would-be thieves and forced them to lie on the ground while they waited for the police to arrive.
The MSM sure is quick to blame the gun - and most "liberal" politicians and police chiefs can't wait to dance in the blood...

Gerry McCarthy, Chicago police  superintendent, pounced on the shooting of a 14-year-old girl this week by another 14-year-old girl, telling the MSM that the gun was "stolen from a car where the concealed carry owner had left it", as if the CCW holder and the gun were solely responsible for the shooting.

The truth will out, though. From Second City Cop:
Before the 14-year-old girl allegedly fired the shot that killed Endia Martin, the .38 caliber revolver had touched many hands.

A south suburban gun shop known for selling weapons later used in crimes in Chicago. A Hyde Park man whose mother did not want the gun in their home. A former Atlanta man now living on the South Side who would appear to be a middleman of sorts in the gun’s journey. The paralyzed uncle of the 14-year-old girl who, prosecutors charged, rode the bus to give the gun to his niece before the fatal confrontation. Someone at the 14-year-old’s side at the confrontation who was savvy enough to quickly fix a malfunctioning gun.
Lies are perfectly OK in the tiny minds of these creeps, as long as they further their quest to render us all defenseless and enslaved by their socialist utopia.

Saturday, April 12, 2014


The government can have my guns-
Bullets First!

One of my favorite parts of running is the interaction that I am fortunate enough to have with readers from across the country.  Therefore I was thrilled when I received a song from one among you that encapsulates the meaning behind the 2nd Amendment while putting it to a catchy tune.  The song also nails it on the head where they place blame on why criminal shootings happen.
John Chaffee wrote and produced “Bang” in Nashville Tennessee with Perry Danos providing the vocals.
Personally, I love the song so I thought I would share it will all of you.
Hopefully it can get some traction out on the internet and some people who may be ignorant of the 2nd Amendment can hear it and have it sink in.  That’s the great thing about music sometimes, you can learn something and not even realize it.
Spread the word.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Great idea!

Remember hearing about hog processors using "everything but the squeal" -here's a pork product you might want to stockpile:

Jihawg Ammo

Reminds me of the Israeli idea a few years back of putting a bag of pig lard in public transit vehicles. In case of a suicide bomber, the container would douse Achmed with forbidden pork, preventing him from finding those 72 virgins...

Does this post make me eligible for special attention from Jugears' secret police?

Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Brady Bunch supports a woman's right to be raped


The proper response to attempted rape is lethal force. "Murder" is killing someone who is not trying to kill or injure you!

The Brady Bunch should be charged as an accessory to the crime whenever someone is hurt or killed by a criminal while they were disarmed.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

West Allis beating video

Remember that Marine CCW holder who stopped a man from beating a woman to death last week?

here's the 911 tape and video from the Second Responders who came after he stopped to render aid:

Never forget - when seconds matter, the police are only minutes away.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Buy a shotgun!

Joe Biden's advice has been spread far and wide by now, but good advice like this can't be repeated too often!

I taught my girls to shoot my AR They can hit a target without ventilating the neighborhood. They also have fired a 12-guage pump gun without getting knocked over.

Here's how it's done:

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Holder to "decide" who can own a gun

Video at the link

Eric Holder: Obama Decides Who’s ‘Entitled’ to Second Amendment Rights

Attorney General Eric Holder, an Obama administration official implicated in the Fast & Furious gunrunning scandal, provided his views on gun control at Clark Atlanta University in Georgia. During the exchange, Holder discussed the president expanding the list of those who are not ‘entitled’ to the possession of handguns.
I'm sorry, Mr. Holder, but every person not confined to a mental hospital or prison has all the rights of every other American - and that includes the right to self-defense with a weapon.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Monday, January 7, 2013

Why the gun is civilization

There is nothing I can add to improve this. Masterful.

Reprinting the whole thing by Marko at The Munchkin Wrangler:

why the gun is civilization.

Human beings only have two ways to deal with one another: reason and force. If you want me to do something for you, you have a choice of either convincing me via argument, or force me to do your bidding under threat of force. Every human interaction falls into one of those two categories, without exception. Reason or force, that’s it.

In a truly moral and civilized society, people exclusively interact through persuasion. Force has no place as a valid method of social interaction, and the only thing that removes force from the menu is the personal firearm, as paradoxical as it may sound to some.

When I carry a gun, you cannot deal with me by force. You have to use reason and try to persuade me, because I have a way to negate your threat or employment of force. The gun is the only personal weapon that puts a 100-pound woman on equal footing with a 220-pound mugger, a 75-year old retiree on equal footing with a 19-year old gangbanger, and a single gay guy on equal footing with a carload of drunk guys with baseball bats. The gun removes the disparity in physical strength, size, or numbers between a potential attacker and a defender.

There are plenty of people who consider the gun as the source of bad force equations. These are the people who think that we’d be more civilized if all guns were removed from society, because a firearm makes it easier for a mugger to do his job. That, of course, is only true if the mugger’s potential victims are mostly disarmed either by choice or by legislative fiat–it has no validity when most of a mugger’s potential marks are armed. People who argue for the banning of arms ask for automatic rule by the young, the strong, and the many, and that’s the exact opposite of a civilized society. A mugger, even an armed one, can only make a successful living in a society where the state has granted him a force monopoly.

Then there’s the argument that the gun makes confrontations lethal that otherwise would only result in injury. This argument is fallacious in several ways. Without guns involved, confrontations are won by the physically superior party inflicting overwhelming injury on the loser. People who think that fists, bats, sticks, or stones don’t constitute lethal force watch too much TV, where people take beatings and come out of it with a bloody lip at worst. The fact that the gun makes lethal force easier works solely in favor of the weaker defender, not the stronger attacker. If both are armed, the field is level. The gun is the only weapon that’s as lethal in the hands of an octogenarian as it is in the hands of a weightlifter. It simply wouldn’t work as well as a force equalizer if it wasn’t both lethal and easily employable.

When I carry a gun, I don’t do so because I am looking for a fight, but because I’m looking to be left alone. The gun at my side means that I cannot be forced, only persuaded. I don’t carry it because I’m afraid, but because it enables me to be unafraid. It doesn’t limit the actions of those who would interact with me through reason, only the actions of those who would do so by force. It removes force from the equation…and that’s why carrying a gun is a civilized act.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Update on the Milwaukee Aldi incident

The citizen is still disarmed.

Greetings in Freedom,
I would like to take this opportunity to update you on the status of the effort to get the Milwaukee Police Department to release the firearm that the legally armed citizen used in the Aldi's store in Milwaukee to dispatch an armed robber.

First, thank you to the thousands of you who emailed and called the Milwaukee Mayor and Common Council members who sit on the Public Safety committee.  Your voice was heard.
The Public Safety Committee met subsequent to your emails and phone calls and were briefed by the Milwaukee Police Department on the status of the gun being held.  UNFORNTUNATELY, the Milwaukee Police Department continues to take the vague position that the gun is "evidence".  Wisconsin Carry vehemently disagrees.  
After your emails and phone calls, the Milwaukee Police Department made a posting on their Facebook page:

In that posting they had a memo from Alderman Puente who sits on the Public Safety Committee who said the police had briefed him and the gun was needed as evidence because a bullet was removed from the leg of the armed robber.  THIS STATEMENT CONFLICTS WHAT THE DETECTIVES ON THE SCENE told the armed citizen the night of the robbery.  Detective Reaves told the armed citizen that "the bullet passed through" the robbers leg. Therefore, the only way to tie the robber the scene of the crime is not the connection between the gun and bullet, but the bullet and the robber. If the bullet was recovered from the wall of the store and contained the robbers DNA that would tie the robber to the scene with physical evidence (as would any blood on the floor, the shotgun the robber dropped and left behind) and also the video surveillance and dozens of eye witnesses.  The gun of the armed citizens provides no forensic connection to the robber since the bullet passed through.  The bullet would make a connection if it contained DNA.  Wisconsin Carry is not asking the police to release the bullet (if recovered from the store).

I responded to the facebook posting asking Alderman Puente to CONFIRM that the police told him a bullet was removed from the leg of the robber and at that point, the facebook posting was REMOVED by the Milwaukee Police Department. 

Did MPD misrepresent the truth to the public safety committee? 

Wisconsin Carry believes the police cannot articulate a logical reason how the gun the armed citizen used can be used to connect the robber to the scene but they are misleading or being intentionally vague in their claim that "the gun is evidence".  A claim that cannot be supported by the facts we have. 

Please contact Alderman Puente and ask him if his statement on MPD facebook page that "a bullet was removed from the robbers leg" was true.  Ald. Robert W. Puente, Vice Chair (414) 286-2221 E-mail

Even if that was true (which our information from Detective Reaves on the night of the robbery contradicts) the police could test fire Nazir's gun for ballistics confirmation, photograph it, and return it to him. 

We believe this represents a continued pattern of MPD confiscating even legally owned guns that were not involved in any crime and doing everything they can to avoid returning them to the law-abiding citizens who own them violating their 4th amendment civil rights.
Below is the original press-release and email message.  Please continue to contact the members of the public safety committee and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and ask them to demand MPD articulate a reason why a law-abiding citizens gun is not being returned to him.
Carry On,
Nik Clark
Chairman/President - Wisconsin Carry, Inc.
(original press release/email below)
Wisconsin Carry, Inc. issued the following press release a few minutes ago:
For Immediate release:

On January 30th, 2012 a law-abiding Wisconsin concealed carry license holder, Nazir Al-mujaahid, used his sidearm to shoot a shotgun-wielding armed robber who had entered a north-side Aldi's grocery store in Milwaukee and threatened the cashier and customers. As is standard protocol, the armed citizen's holster, gun, and ammunition were taken into evidence by the Milwaukee Police Department.

A few days later the Milwaukee District Attorney's office cleared the armed citizen of any wrong-doing and declared the shooting justified.

Despite being exonerated by the DA, making repeated attempts to obtain the return of his firearm from Milwaukee Police, and sending a letter to the DA's office requesting assistance in the return of his property, Mr. Al-Mujaahid's gun remains in Police possession.

Wisconsin Carry, Inc. has observed what appears to be a pattern of civil-rights infringing behavior from the Milwaukee Police Department. The Milwaukee Police Department appears to have a practice of concocting baseless reasons to seize any and all guns they come across in the City - even when those guns have never been used in connection with a crime. The Police Department also appears to have a practice of refusing to return firearms or unduly delaying the return of firearms that were seized incident to an arrest despite the fact that no charges were brought or when the gun owner is exonerated by the court system. 

WCI believes that these acts by the Milwaukee Police Department represent violations to law-abiding citizens constitutionally guaranteed right to be free from illegal seizures of their private property and their Constitutionally recognized right to keep and bear arms. 

As Wisconsin Carry considers whether legal action against the City of Milwaukee is justified or required to correct this apparent illegal and immoral behavior, we call on the Milwaukee Police Department to return Mr. Al-Majaahid's gun to him without delay. 

(end or press release)

Today Wisconsin Carry would ask that our members begin making contact with the Milwaukee Common Council and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and demand that they take action and have MPD return Nazir's gun to him to prevent Milwaukee from exposing itself to possible litigation from Wisconsin Carry, Inc. Milwaukee just paid a settlement to Wisconsin Carry this past fall that the Common Council had to approve because of MPD's actions and refusal to return property to a citizen who was cleared of any wrongdoing yet his gun never returned. They should be familiar with our organization and our propensity NOT to make idle suggestions of filing litigation against the city.

Ask Mayor Tom Barrett and the members of Common Council Public Safety to side with the law-abiding citizen who defended himself and others from a shotgun-wielding thug and implore Milwaukee Police to return the "Aldi's armed citizen", Nazir's gun to him immediately.

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett:

(414) 286.2200

Milwaukee Common Council Public Safety Committee:

The Public Safety Committee is concerned with issues brought forth from the fire, police, health and neighborhood services departments.

Ald. Robert G. Donovan, Chair 
(414) 286-2221 E-mail

Ald. Robert W. Puente, Vice Chair
(414) 286-2221 E-mail

Ald. Terry L. Witkowski
(414) 286-8537 E-mail

Ald. James N. Witkowiak

Ald. Joe Davis, Sr.
(414) 286-2221 E-mail

Wisconsin Carry, Inc. will continue to use an "all of the above" approach to advancing and protecting the right to carry of law-abiding Wisconsin residents. This approach will include civil litigation, public relations, grass-roots legislative activism, and education/training.

Carry On,

Nik Clark
Chairman/President - Wisconsin Carry, Inc.

Monday, December 26, 2011


 When seconds count, the police are only minutes away. Over five minutes in this case.


All I could suggest is she probably didn't have the chance to do any practicing with her gun, or she could have shot him as he came through the door and avoided any contact with him at all.

All waiting periods that governments put on purchasing or transferring weapons, like the 48-hour wait Wisconsin requires before a purchaser who has passed the Handgun Hotline background check can pick up their weapon do is put people like this woman at risk of their lives.