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Armed CitizenJeff Soyer on 29 Jul 2014 03:07 am

WKRN News 2

Note, though, that the news reporter withholds the store clerk’s identity to protect him, but then blithely identifies his mother.

Armed CitizenJeff Soyer on 20 Jul 2014 11:46 pm

A veteran working the night shift at a local supermarket was concealed-carrying. He stopped a robbery. He was fired for violating the store’s no-gun policy. You can read my June 19th post about it here. Anyway, the good news is that he’s working at another store where being armed is A-OK. He’s drawn the attention of the NRA. Video at the link.

Armed CitizenJeff Soyer on 31 May 2014 11:41 pm

Well, it’s pretty obvious to all of us who take our personal defense seriously, but the Seattle Times decided to do a photo essay.

Armed CitizenJeff Soyer on 08 May 2014 08:09 pm

From the Blaze:

Ainsworth was reportedly shot three times in the side and once in the hand. The woman then pulled her .45 and started blasting away at the violent thugs.

“I said, ‘You mother (expletive),’ and pulled out (my gun) and started shooting,” she told WDIV-TV.

Both of her attackers were later arrested after they checked in at Sinai-Grace Hospital to receive treatment for gunshot wounds. One of the men was reportedly shot in both of his legs.

Armed CitizenJeff Soyer on 29 Apr 2014 02:48 am

From NBC Montana:

The law may be in for a challenge in the 2015 legislative session. Several lawmakers have publicly acknowledged their in intent to repeal the law, noting the number of cases where the law is applied.

Monday, State Representative Ellie Hill of Missoula submitted a draft request to do just that. The request came after a German foreign exchange student was killed by a homeowner in a Grant Creek neighborhood. Hill says, “human life is more important than a ‘reasonable belief’ that you are protecting your property.”

In fact, Rep. Hill would like you to help the thug carry your stuff out to his car. If he doesn’t have one, you should give him the keys to yours.

Armed CitizenJeff Soyer on 17 Mar 2014 04:43 pm

Naturally, this happened in California:

A California man whom neighbors praised for scaring off burglars at a neighbor’s house by firing warning shots may face charges for discharging his gun.

[ . . . ]

The good neighbor called 911, according to the Kern County Sheriff’s Department, but law enforcement never arrived. An hour later, the burglar was back to pilfer more possessions. That’s when the man got his handgun and told the burglar to stop. When he didn’t, the man fired several warning shots. The burglar fled with his two accomplices, leaving behind money, a laptop, and other items.

But according to the local District Attorney’s office, the ending might not be so happy for the man who fired the shots. Attorneys are investigating whether to hit him with charges of negligently discharging a firearm.

Day after day, story after story about the abuses committed by prosecutors and cops. That’s why I know longer give a shit when I read that something happens to them. That goes for federal agents as well.

Armed CitizenJeff Soyer on 23 Feb 2014 05:28 am

From WXYZ:

Three different homeowners in Detroit used guns to defend themselves against intruders this week.

Two suspects were shot and killed.

“I think it’s just a matter of the individual homeowners protecting themselves and finally catching up with the criminals in that enough is enough and they aren’t going to take it anymore,” said Detroit Police Deputy Chief Rodney Johnson.

I can’t think of better reasons than those.

Armed CitizenJeff Soyer on 31 Dec 2013 06:02 am

Let me quote just three paragraphs from this Bluefield Daily Telegraph story:

Summarizing this incident, a young man out on bond for armed robbery was holding an employee of a retail establishment at gunpoint, and was challenged by a Good Samaritan with a gun, who then shot the young man when the Good Samaritan thought he was about to be shot.

Where this story gets really strange is in the reaction of Adric White’s family. The relatives of this young man who had already been charged in one armed robbery and was wounded in a second attempt to rob a store at gunpoint might reasonably condemn the young man’s behavior and be thankful that this wayward son is still alive and in relatively good condition, and therefore might be subject to rehabilitation. But that is not how at least some of his relatives reacted.

[ . . . ]

“If his (the customer’s) life was not in danger, if no one had a gun up to him, if no one pointed a gun at him — what gives him the right to think that it’s okay to just shoot someone?” said the relative. “You should have just left the store and went wherever you had to go in your car or whatever,” FOX10 reported the relative as saying.

There was no photo of the thug, but a quick search for “Adric White” on Google Images brought up his mug-shots. That confirmed to me that maybe, in my speculative opinion, the relative thinks this is another “Trayvon Martin” case.

Armed CitizenJeff Soyer on 19 Dec 2013 03:45 am

From WBZ TV:

Paul Jensen was sitting in the driver’s seat of his Ford Taurus in a hospital parking lot in Nashua (NH) when police say James Paul suddenly opened up the passenger door.

“As he started to get in, I didn’t have time to think about it, I just reacted, by the time he got in my car, I had my weapon out and pointed at his head,” said Jensen from his home in Nashua today.

Jensen had his loaded handgun within inches of the stranger’s head, holding him at gunpoint until police arrived.

Even without a gun, Jensen looks like a pretty intimidating guy; it’s surprising someone would even think of challenging him for his car.

Related: CCW’er stops robbery in progress in Minneapolis.

Armed CitizenJeff Soyer on 21 Nov 2013 03:45 pm

Don’t bring a punch, or even a taser, to a gun fight:

The victim was attacked by 17-year-old Marvell Weaver. But Weaver did more than try to knock his victim out, he tried to do it with a taser. Luckily for the victim, the taser didn’t work and he was able to protect himself with his concealed-carry .40 caliber pistol.

“He shoved something into my side. I wasn’t sure what it was. It had some force to it. I wasn’t sure if it was a knife or a gun,” said the victim.

Weaver was shot twice, in the leg and an inch away from his spine. He’s been sentenced to a year in jail for the attack, but he admits he’s getting off easy.

Wait for a few of these ‘knock-out’ punks to get killed and the charges of “racism” to fly.

Armed CitizenJeff Soyer on 11 Nov 2013 05:12 am

The blow-back has been huge after two students used a legally owned firearm to ward off an attack at their university-owned apartment. From KBOI TV:

Gonzaga’s president says the school may reconsider their gun policy, following backlash after two students faced expulsion for having a gun in their apartment.

In a statement released late Saturday night, President Thayne M. McCulloh says it is “an opportunity to do some important work, as a community: to objectively re-examine our firearms policy and openly debate perspectives and contextual issues with an eye towards an honest and open review of the same.”

Remember the episode of Star Trek, the Trouble With Tribbles? Of course you do. Spock is explaining to the fur-clad trader why removing the Tribbles from their natural habitat was a problem. The trader turns to Kirk, nods, and says, “Well, yes, er, what did he say?”

In the case of school president McCulloh, nothing.

Armed CitizenJeff Soyer on 31 Oct 2013 10:46 am

From a former police officer and homicide detective, advice you need to read.

Armed CitizenJeff Soyer on 21 Oct 2013 03:18 pm

Thank you. This happened in Indiana. The Pastor walked into a store, saw a robbery in progress, and then the punk came at him. From NBC News:

Sanders told NBC affiliate WFIE Evansville that Marshall came at him with what appeared to be a gun wrapped in plastic.

“He was telling me to get on the ground,” Sanders told WFIE. “That’s when I pulled my weapon and say, ‘No, you get on the ground.’”

Sanders has a CCW permit. As it turned out, the mutant had a spoon in a plastic bag.

Armed CitizenJeff Soyer on 08 Oct 2013 05:58 am

Punk holds-up a deli, fires shot. Get’s chased-off by John Belushi:

Armed CitizenJeff Soyer on 05 Oct 2013 04:25 am

One mutant dead, the other on the run:

The men allegedly forced their way inside, meeting the teen head-on.

“My son, trying to defend his home and himself, he discharged my firearm, striking one of the suspects,” Patmon said.

Fortunately, in Texas and some other states, a man’s home is his castle.

Armed CitizenJeff Soyer on 03 Oct 2013 05:10 pm

It’s strange that Matt Drudge would link to this, but I’ll run with it. Artist Jon McNaughton obviously believes in the values that made this country of ours great. That shows in his artwork that celebrates some of the precepts of the Bill of Rights. Yeah, yeah, I know that last sentence sounds like a contradiction, but I mean it as how the founding fathers designed the Constitution and the Bill of Rights to be the commandments of how our government should be run — and constrained. Democrats and their orgasmic fantasy, Obama, run roughshod over those old, yellowed but wise documents.

But I digress . . .

Mr. McNaughton has created a fine depiction of the Second Amendment and McNaughton Fine Art Company is offering it as a framed or unframed litho-print. Because I love it — the artwork itself, the meaning of it — I intend to buy one in a few weeks, and I’m going to give them a freebee plug here.

It’s called, “Stand Your Ground” and just click it to buy an 11″x14″ version of it:

From the description:

America is about freedom. We believe in strong families, patriotism, God, and justice. We won’t bother you if you don’t bother us . . . well, that’s the way it should be.

I wanted to paint a picture that represents why I think gun ownership is important. Since our country’s inception, we have proudly believed in the right of each citizen to own firearms. No man, or group, can take away these unalienable rights.

The man in this painting can be any American who is patriotic, responsible, well trained, and won’t back down to any kind of aggressor.

They should offer larger sizes.

Freedom is not free — not even the depiction of it. But, this is a nice rendition of it and would make for nice wall art.

Armed CitizenJeff Soyer on 03 Oct 2013 06:33 am

And, he’s survived four armed robberies:

After this first encounter he decided he needed more firearms training. He began going to the shooting range regularly. He also started getting in shape and joined a gym. He bought several more guns and he put them every three feet along the counter of his store that way he was always close to a firearm. He also practiced different scenarios on how someone would attempt to rob him in the store.

More at the link. A gutsy guy who’s been shot several times but whose diligence has allowed him to best the mutants who’ve tried to prey on him.

Armed CitizenJeff Soyer on 20 Sep 2013 07:40 pm

Two mutants break into an old guy’s (I’m an ‘old guy,’ so I can phrase it like that) home. He has a gun. They see it and flee. From WGME 13:

Sgt. Shapiro says residents should take this as a lesson to protect their homes but not necessarily with a gun.

“They should have an alarm if they can do so they should keep shrubs or anything away from doorways and windows, they should have contact with their neighbors so they look out for eachother and generally create an impression that the residence has someone home and that it’s well protected,” said Sgt. Shapiro.

Big-ass [sic] there; that’s a direct cut-and-paste from their website.

Anyway, I’m guessing that the reason to “keep shrubs or anything away” is to allow a better view to the outside. Of course, it also allows a better view for the intruders into your home.

Even if, during some sort of promotion, you get an alarm system installed for free, it’s still going to cost you something like $39 dollars-a-month.

A gun is a one-time cost. And, it’s far more effective than an alarm system because, if the punks don’t run away at the sight of it, then, you have the opportunity of ridding society of them forever. Bonus: It saves the taxpayers a lot of money that would have been spent on incarceration of the mutants. Extra-Bonus: Even if you have the time to call 911, the cops won’t arrive at your home for many minutes. If that soon. So, you’ve also stayed alive.

I just wrote something silly in the paragraph above. You know; about saving taxpayers the expense of jailing them. Let’s get real: What happens if they are caught? Not much. Simpleton crime thugs like this rarely receive more than a ’slap-on-the-wrist’ from all the liberal judges in northern New England. So, if they do any time at all, they’ll be out on the street and climbing back into your broken window or door in months.

The liberal-crafted U.S. justice system doesn’t demand much in the way of punishment from thieving, robbing, assaulting, murdering criminals. They reserve that — the harshest jail time and monetary punishments — for the most violent of the criminals: pot smokers and tax-cheats. It’s all about how much money the government can soak you for.

Armed CitizenJeff Soyer on 10 Sep 2013 06:23 pm

Why do I keep posting about stories like this? Because, as I said yesterday, a personal defense firearm is like a fire extinguisher; you hope you never need it, but if you do — thank God it’s there. From NBC 15, Madison, WI:

Madison Police say a pair of suspected thieves ran away early Tuesday morning after being confronted by a homeowner with a handgun.

The homeowner grabbed his gun around 2:30 a.m. and went outside to his driveway, where the thieves were in the midst of stealing items from his family’s van.

Everyone (well, most everyone who regularly reads this blog) has their own favorite opinion about the perfect, at-the-ready, home-protection firearm. Me? I keep a loaded Mossberg 12-guage shotgun by the bed stand. It’s big, black, has a large-diameter barrel, and makes an awesome sound when you ‘rack-it’ to chamber it. Truth-in-blogging: I’ve (fortunately) never had to put it to the test.

Armed CitizenJeff Soyer on 09 Sep 2013 01:43 am

Okay, so mentioning that she’s pregnant is gratuitous. It only matters that she was alone when two mutants broke into her home:

The victim of a home invasion in Palmview Saturday asked Action 4 not to show her face on camera. She told us she never wanted to have a gun around the house, but after this ordeal, she’s glad she had protection by her side.

Her husband had purchased the gun about a half-year ago and only a month ago had shown her how it works.

It’s like a fire extinguisher. You hope you never have to use it, but. . . .

Update 6pm, related: Another homeowner puts out a fire.

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