Category Archives: 073 Defensive Shooting

Concealed Carry License Heros are Not a Myth

Despite what the gun centralists want you to believe, heroic concealed carriers do exist ‪#‎CCWNoMyth‬

“Chicago police said Monday they won’t charge a customer with a concealed carry license who shot and killed an armed man during an attempted robbery of a store on the city’s southwest side.

Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says investigators classified the shooting as self-defense after they reviewed witness statements and surveillance videos from the store and currency exchange.

A masked man walked into a store and currency exchange Saturday evening on the city’s southwest side, displayed a handgun and announced a robbery to an employee, Guglielmi said. The gunman then pointed his weapon at another employee and forced her to the back of the store.”

(Via.) Fox News <—read more here

Gun-related crime plunge shows individuals have the power to change the world

According to a Congressional Research Service study, the purchase of 170 million guns over 10 years (around one for every two people in the whole country) coincided with a 51% drop in violent crime. While this correlation doesn’t necessarily prove causation, at the very least it does seem to disprove a reverse causation (that more guns don’t cause more violent crime), and strongly suggests that private firearms ownership has, in fact, been great for public safety.

Hiding in this relative no-brainer result of firearms ownership is an even greater lesson: we don’t need to appeal to government for change. So much of the back-and-forth of the gun debate has revolved around changing laws, either to further restrict firearms ownership or to deregulate. Of course, it’s important to make sure the government doesn’t get in the way of good ideas, and as such we need to keep fighting for gun rights in legislatures around the country. But the real change happens when citizens roll up their metaphorical sleeves and act on their own.

(Via.) Liberty Upward

Support Peacekeeper 2.0 – Your Decentralized Security app of Tomorrow, Today, and Why You Should Support Their Indiegogo Campaign

The Peacekeeper app is one of my top picks for a decentralized security network – it’s on the “short list” of selected apps and technologies every rugged individualist should’t be without.

Those of you who don’t know what Peacekeeper is, you owe it to your selves to learn about it.

“Emergency protection is a vital service that we all need. But let’s face it,’’ say the developers of the Peacekeeper app “most of us know that the government is not able to protect us.”

In other words, “When seconds count, police are just minutes away” the developers continue.

Their skepticism is well founded. The courts have consistently held that not only are police not responsible for your safety, neither are they required to intervene in your behalf. In other words, when push comes to shove, you are on your own and you better be able to protect whats yours – or be prepared to lose it.

Does this sound familiar in light of recent events? Of course it does, and the developers of Peacekeepers aim to fix the problem – not just complain about it. They have actually designed a decentralized security app (1.0) and they are now refining it with all new features, beefed up software, and even more resources to back up their claim that “…(they) are determined to create a system that actually puts the odds in your favor.” 

Look into them and support them, and put the odds in your favor – you need this app.

 

(Via.) Indiegogo <—Read more here

Concealed carry permit holder fends off teen robbers

“Two teens attempted to rob a couple outside of a Tampa restaurant Friday night, but both ended up in police custody after the male victim, who is a concealed weapons permit holder, turned the tables on the suspects.

As part of an evening out, the couple had just enjoyed dinner at a Shells restaurant and were walking to their vehicle in the parking lot when they were approached by the teens, who were later identified by police as Reginald Smith and Jeremiah Walker. Smith was armed with a gun. Tampa Police Lt. Michael Stout told a local Fox affiliate that the teens were hiding in the bushes and rushed the couple while Smith aimed the gun at them.

The suspects demanded cash and cell phones and the couple complied. But when the woman attempted to flee back toward the restaurant, Smith pointed the gun directly at her. At that point, fearing for the safety of the woman, the male victim reached into his pocket, pulled out his own pistol and shot Smith in the leg.”

(Via.) guns.com <—Read more here

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