Category: Guns and Self Defense

The tragedies always seem to happen is gun “free” zones

This story illustrates the foolishness of gun free zones. The good are disarmed, or risk their jobs or maybe arrest for breaking such rules. The bad? Well, they seem to take full advantage

Kate Nixon was a fixer.

As a supervisor in the public utilities department for a decade, she solved problems for the city and was described as logical and level-headed.

So when she told her husband, Jason, that she had concerns about two of her co-workers, he knew it was serious. She didn’t like to be around DeWayne Craddock, a fellow engineer — he gave off “real bad vibes” and she’d had to write him up several times for issues with performance and attitude. They both worked on the second floor of Building 2 in the Municipal Center.

But on the night of May 30, it was another man she was most worried about. Kate told her husband that the man, whom Jason Nixon declined to identify, was set to be fired Friday and there was supposed to be a police escort on scene when it happened. While cooking dinner, she expressed her concerns.

“She said, ‘This guy’s going to come back and shoot the place up,’ ” Jason Nixon said. He encouraged his wife to hide a pistol in her purse and take it to work — she had training and knew how to use it — but she didn’t want to break city policy forbidding employees from bringing weapons to work.

Shortly after 4 p.m. on May 31, it was Craddock who opened fire in Building 2, killing Kate and 11 others.

Note that last part she had training and knew how to use it — but she didn’t want to break city policy forbidding employees from bringing weapons to work.

Let that sink in! And for all you sanctimonious types that will say being armed would have done her, nor anyone else any good let me ask this. How do you know? Also one more. Why do you think it makes anyone safer to disarm good people like this lady? Consider her last moments

Mandy Nixon-Hammer, Kate’s sister-in-law, said one of Kate’s co-workers heard her get shot from across the hall.

The co-worker “heard Kate screaming there was a shooter in the building. She put up a fight,” Nixon-Hammer said. “She let everyone know there was a shooter in the building. … She was still screaming and (the gunman) came back.”

“She gave her life to help save others,” Jason Nixon said.

Again, wouldn’t you want that person to be armed? A person trained? A person who was helping others? Or maybe you think it makes one somehow morally superior to be a disarmed victim?

 

Yes, self-defense rights ARE women’s rights

The ex wanted did not want to let go, she got a  restraining order, which is pretty much worthless. Thankfully, she also had a firearm, which worked very well

CINCINNATI — A woman who police said shot her ex-boyfriend as he was trying to break into her East Price Hill home Thursday morning won’t face any charges.

The shooting happened at about 4:30 a.m. at Ring Place. Dante Ruff is accused of breaking into the woman’s home through a front window. She shot him in the abdomen, Sgt. Andrew Fusselman said.

First responders transported Ruff to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. He was seriously injured but is expected to be OK

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said the woman won’t be charged with a crime.

“Thank goodness she had a concealed carry permit and was able to defend herself and her five children,” Deters said. “It is hard to image what might have happened to her or her children if she had not been able to protect herself and her family.”

Likely something terrible would have happened

Your Self-Defense Story of the Day

Carjacking can be dangerous, for the bad guys

Floridians are almost as heavily armed as Texans, but the bad guys haven’t gotten that memo. Carjacking suspect fatally shot at Florida Publix parking lot, deputies say.

A man accused of attempting to carjack vehicles near a Tampa area Publix was fatally shot Tuesday when a licensed gun owner shot the suspected carjacker in self-defense, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

He tried, and failed, to carjack four cars, before he ran into an armed citizen. He died in a local hospital.

All cops will say about the dead guy is that he has “an extensive criminal history.”

The Left, of course, would happily taking away citizens right to be anything except victims in such scenarios

Yes, men of the cloth can do self-defense too

Via Zendo Deb

Pastor, wife kill intruder in their home near River Oaks, police say.

Jeff Powers and his wife told police they were awakened by noises coming from their backyard. Police say they saw a man in their backyard, who forced his way inside the residence in the 6100 block of Del Monte, near River Oaks.

Firefighters pronounced him dead at the scene.

Apparently the intruder suffered from severe lead allergies

Powers and his wife opened fire on the suspect and he was struck by at least one bullet.

What if…………

This story of a hero, who sacrificed his life to save others, has me asking one question

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte student who died after tackling the gunman in last week’s campus shooting will be remembered at a memorial service with military honors on Sunday, according to the Wells Funeral Home and Cremation Services

Authorities have said Riley Howell, a 21-year-old ROTC cadet at UNCC, charged the shooter after he opened fire with a pistol in a classroom last Tuesday, saving the lives of others.

My question? Well, what if this hero had been armed? I do not know if he would have carried if law allowed, but what if? Isn’t this the very type of person we would want to carry  on campus? 

If you recoil at the very thought of armed citizens, ask yourself this. If you, or maybe your child were at school a mass shooter targeted, would you rather people like this hero be armed? Imagine if he had been, and had not had to charge the killer, but could have taken him down with a weapon. Wouldn’t that be a better ending?

Ah I love self-defense

What a beautiful thing self-defense is. Via Zendo Deb

Are we surprised at what happens next? Police: Man shot to death trying to force way into Wilkinsburg home.

According to police, a man who was shot in the head and was pronounced dead at the scene had been trying to force his way into the home. He did not make it into the house.

Five people including children were in the home.

Yes, self-defense does matter!

Your Self Defense Story of the Day

Bad day to be a pervert Via Zendo Deb

How would you respond to an intruder, in an 11-year-old girl’s room who stripped to his underwear? Homeowner shoots home invader who undressed to his underwear, Louisville police say.

The main confrontation with the homeowner happened in the kitchen.

A male homeowner demanded Oliver leave and got into a physical fight with him, injuring his hand, police said.

He yelled to his girlfriend for help. She fetched a gun from the bedroom which he then used to shoot Oliver multiple times.