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
Wrong house buddy, wrong house Via The Daily Caller
Escaped inmate Bruce McLaughlin got his ticket to the afterlife punched after breaking into the wrong house.
Fox News reported the following Tuesday:
Hours after he and another inmate escaped jail after beating up a security guard, a South Carolina inmate was fatally shot after he broke into a woman’s house, officials said.
Bruce McLaughlin Jr., 30, was shot in the head by the woman after he kicked in her back door on Tuesday, according to Pickens County authorities.
After he entered the home, McLaughlin grabbed a knife sharpening tool from the kitchen and headed toward the woman’s bedroom around 3 a.m. Sheriff Rick Clark said the woman was home alone and had undergone concealed weapons training at some point prior to the incident.
Did he think he was in New Jersey? This is Florida, where the population is heavily armed. Man armed with machete shot, killed outside Florida bar.
He was asked to leave. He went to his car and got a machete.
“He brandished a machete and went after a group of people,” police spokesman Chris Swinson told the Herald.
Witnesses told WSVN the man got the machete from his car and that he had started to chase a person when another bar patron shot him.
He died at a local hospital.
How would this have ended if the Cult of Gun Control had their way?
Your Self-Defense Story of the Day via Bearing Arms
“I pulled out my gun — like this — and I pointed it right at him, and he ran,” said Ho. When prompted, he showed off his handgun, which looks to be an IWI Jericho 941 that he keeps in a leather thumb break holster attached to the counter.
Police are reportedly still searching for the suspect, who was only inside the store for a few seconds before he broke for the door.
Now, let’s say the police never find this guy. Let’s say he walks around scot-free and is never called to account for his crime.
While that’s not ideal, let’s also think about what will go through his head for the rest of his days. He’ll remember the time he tried to rob someone and got a good look at the business end of a handgun. He will see that and (hopefully) factor that into future decisions.
Who knows? Maybe this will scare him onto the straight and narrow path. Maybe the next time he thinks about breaking the law, he’ll think about the look of Mr. Ho’s pistol and remember that there are people out there who have no interest in being sheep waiting to be preyed upon.
Thank God he was there. Dad at McDonald’s with kids shoots and kills masked gunman who opened fire.
Birmingham Police responded to the McDonald’s at around 10:45 p.m. Sunday after receiving reports that multiple people had been shot. When an employee opened the door to let a father and his two sons out of the restaurant, a masked man entered. The man then began shooting. Investigators say it is not clear whether he intended to rob the McDonald’s or was targeting someone inside.
The father then opened fire on the gunman, fatally wounding him. The unidentified dad and one of his kids, a minor, were also struck, but do not have life-threatening injuries.
Never forget when you read these stories that the left would end concealed carry if they could. And many of these self-defense stories would end much differently, with law abiding folks being victimized. VOTE Nov. 6!