Category: Guns and Self Defense

Well this school is taking security seriously

They are not playing around

Another Florida school is actively taking precautions against shooters by hiring armed combat veterans to patrol its campus, a year after the tragic Parkland shooting.

The Manatee School for the Arts, a charter school, will employ two combat veterans to protect the school and prevent any persons attempting to shoot up the school, according to HuffPost. The guards will both carry a handgun and military-style long gun, WWSB TV reported.

“If someone walks onto this campus, they’re going to be shot and killed,” said school principal Bill Jones, according to the Bradenton Herald. “We’re not going to talk with them. We’re not going to negotiate. We are going to put them down, as quickly as possible.”

One guard with 15 years of infantry experience has patrolled the campus for a number of months, HuffPost reported. A second guard will patrol the campus starting at the end of February.

Your Self-Defense Story of the Day

Via Wheelgun

Prosecutor: Woman who shot, killed robber was ‘clearly justified’.

The shooting took place on January 23rd – less than a month ago.

No charges will be filed against a West Price Hill store owner who shot and killed an alleged robber, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said Thursday, adding that she was “clearly justified.

I love this quote from the DA

“As long as I’ve been prosecutor, I’ve said this repeatedly: If you go into a store with a gun and rob it, you forfeit the right not be shot,” Deters said.

A statement that no doubt will trigger the social justice warriors

Your Self-Defense Story of the Day

Bad day to be a thug

 – An armed robbery at a DeKalb County store Tuesday morning could have gone the wrong way if not for an armed customer, police say.

According to police, a customer at the store shot and killed a robber during a hold-up.

“I’m glad that the Good Samaritan was there to save that person’s life who was just at work making an honest dollar,” said Conrad Fagan, who was in the area at the time of the attempted robbery.

A DeKalb County Police investigator told reporters the armed customer could be seen on camera shopping not far from the register when he noticed a man trying to rob the cashier at the register.

“He didn’t do anything wrong. He stopped a robbery in progress and did what he had to do,” said Sgt. Lynn Schuler, who described the customer as a Good Samaritan.

Thank God for heroes

Your Self-Defense Story of the Day

Via Wheelgun

Can you guess what happens next? Suspect Arrested After Attempted Coral Gables Burglary; Other Suspect Sought.

According to police, the suspect kicked in the front door of a home in the 4900 block of Orduna Drive in Coral Gables. That’s when the suspect was met by the armed homeowner.

The homeowner shot the miscreant, who then decided it was better to run. (Floridians are almost as heavily armed as Texans, but the bad guys just don’t seem to be getting that memo.)

Wrong House Syndrome

Private armed security prevents mass shooting

So, we are told by the Cult of Gun Control that a citizen with a pistol could never ever stop a would be mass killer with an “assault weapon”. Tom Knighton at Bearing Arms has a story that proves that narrative is false

It’s long been argued that the solution to preventing mass shootings is the presence of more guns. There’s a reason people like me want armed teachers in our schools, for example.

However, others think having more guns means having more problems.

Tell that to all the people who weren’t shot at Club 3208 in Huntsville, Alabama just before the new year.

The private security officer called a hero by Huntsville Police shared her story after she stopped a man from entering a Huntsville nightclub with an AK-47.

The security officer shot Samuel Williams  who is facing multiple charges including possession of a firearm by a felon.

Private security officer, Latoya, said she was working at Club 3208 early Monday morning when a fight happened inside.  Williams  had to be removed from the club.  Latoya  explained when Williams was removed from the nightclub he went to a car in the parking lot and retrieved an AK-47 and started shooting.

“Outside we did our job as security and made sure that everyone was back, and there was no one outside but the person and security,” she explained.

Latoya said she was the only armed security guard at the club and knew she had to take action.

“He started to make moves towards the door he still was firing off shots. I decided that I had to make a choice–to go ahead and stop him from entering the club. I was behind a vehicle right here at this first handicap parking spot and basically just maneuvered around the vehicle as he maneuvered around the other side of it to make sure I was properly concealed and covered,” she added.

This story, of course, will receive no national coverage, and even if it receives a mention, it will not be the same coverage as it would have if the guard had not acted. An armed guard, with “just” a pistol brought down a shooter armed with an “assault rifle”. The left insists this could never happen. Of course they will now say the guard was highly trained. But many who carry concealed weapons undergo training don’t they? 

Ah, armed Self-Defense

Math teacher 1, thug 0

A Missoula math professor thought his dog was chasing his cat around his home Monday morning when he heard some commotion from inside the house. When he started hearing louder-than-usual sirens and noticed a rapidly growing police presence around his property, however, his inclination shifted.

“I briefly opened my front door and learned authorities were seeking the whereabouts of one or more individuals,” Josef “Joe” Crepeau wrote in an open letter to the community. “My interpretation of the noise quickly changed. I felt I should convince myself the subject or subjects of the search were not [the cause of the noise] so I decided to search my home for intruders.”

Crepeau, 58, provided his letter to the Missoulian and elaborated in person Tuesday.

He said he grabbed his 9 mm Beretta and began the search, starting from the top floor, as he reminded himself of training protocols and worked to “ramp myself down.” In the basement, he saw an open door that led outside and became more cautious.

“I then made use of my handgun to tip the balance of power in my favor,” Crepeau, a resident of Missoula since 1976, wrote in his letter.

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Panel investigating Parkland shooting recommends arming teachers

Common sense wins

A Florida state commission investigating the February shooting at a Parkland, Fla., high school that left 17 people dead recommended on Wednesday that teachers who undergo proper training be allowed to carry firearms at schools.

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported that members of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission voted 13-1 to recommend the state legislature pass the proposal. The recommendation calls for teachers who would be armed to undergo a background check and proper training.

The controversial idea was floated by some Republicans and advocates of “hardening” schools in the wake of the Parkland shooting, but was criticized by teachers and Democrats.

“In the ideal world, we shouldn’t need anyone on campus with a gun, but that’s not the world we live in today,” said Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd, a member of the commission. “One’s not enough. Two’s not enough. We need multiple people in order to protect the children.”

Again, common sense. Evil people exist, we have to accept that