Category: Guns and Self Defense

Your Self-Defense Story of the Day

An ex-husband strolled right through a useless restraining order,bullets though he could not walk through

GRAY’S HARBOR, Wash. – A woman fatally shot a man after he broke into her home while violating a protection order, Gray’s Harbor police say.

Detectives with the sheriff’s office responded to a shooting Wednesday around 9:25 p.m. at a home in the 400 block of Elma-Hicklin Road West.

A 60-year-old man called police after a 47-year-old man broke into the home armed with a knife. The 60-year-old man confronted him and a struggle broke out. A 36-year-old woman who was also home got a gun and fatally shot the 47-year-old man.

Once again, self-defense is a good thing

My first post as a Virginian

OK, I am not a Virginian, yet, but will be early next month, and it seems people like me are drawing the scorn of the Cult of Gun Control. Bearing Arms ha s a piece today that shows just how low the opinion of people who grasp liberty is among gun control zealots who are really bent out of shape because counties in Virginia are making clear they will not enforce any new draconian gun control measures the left is dreaming of passing

I think strategically, this was a bad move by gun control advocates. If, as they claim, these Second Amendment Sanctuary resolutions are meaningless, it would be far better to ignore them than attack the movement as a “fairy tale” led by “a traveling circus of AR-15 toting white men”, which is exactly what Lori Hass, the executive director of the Virginia Coalition to Stop Gun Violence has done in a column for the Roanoke Times newspaper. For something that’s supposedly not a threat to her gun control agenda, she sounds awfully bothered.

The handful of counties in Virginia that have passed these symbolic gestures are mostly rural, conservative areas. They have been bombarded with Van Cleave and his followers, armed to the teeth demanding sanctuary from policies that are supported by 90% of Virginia citizens. Requiring universal background checks or establishing an Extreme Risk Protection Order in Virginia will do nothing to infringe on the rights of law-abiding, responsible gun owners in the Commonwealth. All of the bills in the governor’s package presented this past summer have been upheld by courts across the country.

None of them have been upheld by the Supreme Court, though the Court certainly hasn’t heard every challenge to a gun law that’s come before it. More importantly, Haas is wrong when she says that universal background checks and a red flag law won’t infringe on the rights of legal gun owners. That’s exactly who these laws target. It’s criminals who illegally possess firearms that are ignored by virtually every one of Ralph Northam’s proposals.

Haas also conveniently leaves out bills that would turn Virginians into felons if they hang on to their semi-automatic rifles. As the National Shooting Sports Foundation points out:

Virginia Democrat State Sen. Richard L. Saslaw, who represents portions of Alexandria, Fairfax County and Falls Church, all suburbs of Washington D.C., sponsored S.B. 16, which would prohibit the sale, transfer and possession of so-called “assault firearms” and certain magazines. Violating the measure would be a state felony.

The text of the proposed legislation goes further than the states with the strictest of gun control laws. If passed, Virginia’s lawmakers would instantly turn lawful owners of America’s most popular-selling centerfire rifle into instant felons, unless they dispossess themselves of their legally purchased modern sporting rifle. There are way more than 16 million modern sporting rifles in private ownership in America. While the exact number of these popular rifles in Virginia isn’t known as state-specific estimates don’t exist, it’s important to note there is no proposed grandfather clause to exempt the likely several hundreds of thousands of rifles already in legal possession or even to register them.

In short, Saslaw and his ilk seek to replace natural rights with their “values”. And, as Cam Edwards notes those values certainly do not include self-defense

State Sen. Dick Saslaw, who represents a blue district in the D.C. suburbs of Fairfax County, has introduced SB 18, a gun control bill that not only imposes universal background checks on firearms transfers, but makes it a “Class 1 misdemeanor for any person knowingly to authorize a child under the age 18 to use a firearm except when the person is under the supervision of an adult.”

When I was in Amelia County last night, I heard several folks in the crowd talking about their kids not being able to go hunting or plinking on their own property if this bill passes, and by my reading, that’s exactly right. In fact, the bill would prohibit juveniles from being able to access a firearm in self-defense, even if you’ve taught your daughter how to use a firearm and believe she’s responsible enough to use one if necessary. If she’s home alone, she better not have access to a gun. If she uses one in self-defense against a burglar, Sen. Saslaw wants the state to argue that the girl would’ve been better off not being able to protect herself, and to charge mom and dad with a misdemeanor.

Miscreants like Saslaw and Hass do not believe in liberty in any meaningful form. They are of the left, and, as such are Collectivists. Collectivists, are, of course, the mortal enemies of Individualism, which embraces natural rights. No natural right is more essential than a right to self-defense. Thus, no natural right more is detested by the left than that right. This is why we cannot sacrifice such a right, or any portion of it on the false altar of “common sense legislation”. Never forget this folks. 

Your Self-Defense Story of the Day- Wrong Van Thug!

Via Bearing Arms

A 60-year old concealed carry holder in Miami, Florida says he was forced to defend himself and his family when a man armed with an AK-47 tried to break into the van where his family was sleeping in order to rob them.

Donovan Stewart says he was prepared to act on Monday morning when the door to his van suddenly opened and a stranger appeared.

“I am from Kingstontown in Jamaica,” he said, “and I am not going to go out like a punk. So I emptied my Glock in his chest. This man tried to get in my van while I was sleeping and he was surprised to see what I did.”

He demonstrated what he did for CBS4.

“Well, he opened the door like this and pointed his AK-47 and I reached around like this and got my gun. That is how I did this to him,” he said.

“So I thought you are you going to kill me so now I have to act quickly because I am trained,” he said. “You know I have a security license, I have a Gun license and I have a state firearms license and a concealed weapons permit and I have a gun and I am a member of the NRA.”

One silly question the Cult of Gun Control always throws out is that no one licensed to carry could ever use a pistol to stop a mass shooting by someone armed with an AR-15 or AK-47. Perhaps they think carrying a scary-looking rifle makes an evil person bullet-proof. As this story illustrates, that is not true

Armed citizen saves Arizona Trooper

Via Bearing Arms

Consider former felon Thomas Yoxall’s debt to society paid in full, with interest.

The man who shot and killed an assault suspect on a dark highway in Arizona, rescuing a state trooper, said on Wednesday that he doesn’t think of himself as a hero.

The Good Samaritan had requested media anonymity since the early-morning January 12 incident on Interstate 10.

Today, he made his first appearance since the incident at a news conference at the headquarters of the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

He identified himself as Thomas Yoxall, 43, a maintenance supervisor with a passion for photography and reading.

And he mentioned that he has a “past.”

As court records show, that past includes a 2000 conviction for felony theft.

Luckily his rights were restored. Make sure to go read it all

Your Self-Defense Story of the Day

Via Zendo Deb

The media isn’t saying what kind, but I know what rifle I would choose for self-defense. Home invasion suspect dead after being shot by homeowner; police looking for second suspect.

Two masked men with guns entered an apartment and ordered occupants in the living room to “get down.”

The renter of the apartment was in a bedroom, heard the commotion, exited the bedroom with a rifle and shot one of the suspects.

Police found the guy who got shot a short distance away. He was dead from a gunshot wound to the chest. The other guy is still on the run.

“Three men, one woman and three children were inside the apartment” when all of this took place. They are all safe, thanks to the right of self-defense. Which is a human-right.

And, there is a 99.999999% chance the national media never mentions this story. We all know why. But if the homeowner had been “woke” and not a gun owner, and the whole family was wiped out by these thugs, the same media would be all over it, crying for “common sense” gun laws

What type of loser brings an axe to a gunfight?

According to Bearing Arms, THIS DOUCHE!

Things did not go as planned for a North Carolina man allegedly intent on breaking into a home and robbing the place, starting with the fact that, as far as weapons go, a shotgun’s much better choice than an axe.

A news release from Burlington police says the suspect identified as 29-year-old William Lawrence Cowan tried to enter the house through a back door on Sunday morning, with an ax that belonged to the homeowner.

First off, that’s an extra level of stupid, or perhaps drug-addledness. He apparently saw an axe there and decided “Hey, I wonder if I could use that to break into this home that isn’t mine?” As it turns out, he could not. The homeowner came to the door to see what was going on, and when he realized a guy with an axe was trying to bash his way inside, he quickly retrieved his shotgun.

And, you can likely guess what happened next…………………. Gotta love self-defense

Man saves co-worker from ex-boyfriend

And yes, he used a firearm! H/T Beraing Arms

In Nashville, Tennessee, an employee at a bar-b-que joint is fortunate that her carpool mate had a gun.

Metro Police say 29-year-old D’Ante Johnson drove his co-worker 30-year-old Briona Cowan to work Sunday morning. Police say as Johnson was pulling up to the rear entrance of the Bar-B-Que joint on Korean Veterans Boulevard and Almond Street, Cowan’s ex-boyfriend appeared. Police say Starolyn Macon Jr,. 26, parked his Jeep in front of Johnson’s car. Appeared agitated and belligerent, Macon jerked Cowan out of the car in onto the pavement.

Police say Johnson attempted to calm the chaos by telling Macon to “take it easy.” Police then say Macon displayed a pistol tucked into his waistband by lifting his shirt. Next, police say, Macon reached for the weapon. Johnson quickly reacted, police say, by pulling a gun out of his own holster and opened fire.

Macon attempted to evade authorities and drove to South Fifth and Sylvan Streets, near the Cayce Homes in East Nashville, but police caught up to him there. He did not receive any life-threatening wounds, but police did arrest him for felony aggravated assault and misdemeanor domestic assault. Macon’s gun was found stashed near a motel. No one else was hurt.

And, now, envision this scenario if the left had it way? Imagine no right to carry concealed, or even own guns. Imagine how different this goes if that were the case.