Category: Guns and Self Defense

Self-Defense, what a beautiful thing

Zendo Deb has yet another story of an armed American defending their life

This isn’t New Jersey, after all. Nacogdoches police arrest suspect shot by homeowner during early morning robbery.

The Nacogdoches homeowner says two male subjects forced entry into the home. The homeowner stated one of the burglars was seen to be armed with a pistol.

The homeowner fired a shot at one of the burglars. Both subjects then ran out of the home.

Police arrested a guy a short time later, who showed up at a local hospital with a gunshot wound.



Just another reason I will never reside in New York

Wheelgun looks at a homeowner facing charges for using an “unregistered” gun to defend his life

Lawyer: Charge dropped against homeowner who shot and killed 2 intruders.

– A charge has been dropped against an upstate New York homeowner who shot and killed two intruders who allegedly broke into his home, reports.

Ronald Stolarczyk, 64, had been accused of criminal possession of a firearm after police say he shot and killed a woman and her nephew with an unregistered handgun, according to the news outlet.

Such laws that force “registration” do nothing to dissuade violent crime, and are, in fact evil. They can lead to good people getting prison time for simply exercising a natural right, a right that is protected by our constitution. But the left, of course despises natural rights

Your Self-Defense Story of the Day

Bad day to be a carjacker

A late-night fill up for an Arizona man turned into an attempted carjacking at a convenience store in Phoenix.  Authorities say a 19-year old was in his car with his driver’s door open as he was gassing up when two individuals, one armed with a knife, decided to try to carjack the victim.

One of the suspects, a woman, approached the man in an attempt to distract him, while her male accomplice crept up on the intended victim from the back of the car. Not only did their target have the situational awareness to notice the knife-wielding man, the 19-year old was armed and able to protect himself as well.

According to the police, the suspect demanded the 19-year-old’s car.

At that point, the victim got out his handgun and fired shots at the carjacker. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The woman ran away.

The intended victim then entered the convenience store and waited for police to arrive. According to the latest information, the case is still under investigation, but if initial reports are accurate, it seems highly unlikely that this armed citizen will be facing any charges.

In many states, however, the armed citizen would likely be facing charges, simply because of his age. In Arizona, you have to be 21 to carry a firearm concealed, but once you’re 18 you can open carry legally. Across the country, gun control activists are trying to raise the age to own or purchase a firearm. Oddly enough, many of these same activists are actively working to lower the voting age to 16 as well, which seems contradictory to me.

Your Self-Defense Story of the Day

So, no one “needs” an AR-15? No one “ever” uses one for self-defense? REALLLYYYY

SUMMERFIELD — Marion County sheriff’s officials say a homeowner armed with an AR-15 shot and killed two intruders and was injured himself during a home invasion robbery in Summerfield Wednesday night.

Two other robbery suspects — Robert John Hamilton, 19, of Ocala, and Seth Adam Rodriguez, 22, of Belleview — were detained near the scene, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

Nigel Doyle, 22, of Summerfield, and Keith Jackson Jr., 21, Ocala, were killed. The homeowner, whose name was not released by the Sheriff’s Office, was in stable condition at a hospital Thursday afternoon.

Sgt. Micah Moore found Doyle with a gunshot wound and a shotgun next to him on the ground. Deputies entered the home and found Jackson dead on the dining room floor. Detectives said he was wearing a “Jason” mask on top of his head, gloves on both hands, jeans and a black shirt.

Near Jackson’s head was a semi-automatic pistol, detectives said.

Your Self-Defense Story of the Day

Via the great Zendo Deb

 Intruder with machete shot, killed by homeowner, DeKalb police say.

An intruder armed with a machete was shot Thursday morning when he broke into a north DeKalb County home, police said.

The investigation is ongoing, but it seems they knew each other, though it is clear they weren’t friends.

Investigators are still trying to determine if the break-in was criminal in nature or if it was some kind of mental episode.


Another reason I own firearms

Love the police, and support them to the fullest! But, they cannot get where you need them immediately, and sometimes, you will have to defend your loved ones Zendo Deb illustrates

The call was initially priority 2, and it never got upgraded. Five minutes passed before police were dispatched to fatal attempted break-in.

5 minutes to dispatch officers, and 5 minutes for them to respond, all the while the caller was watching an individual try to break into her home. (Well, not quite. Total time waiting for police was 9 minutes and 17 seconds.)

The situation began to escalate 24 seconds later into her call. Andrews had started banging on Taylor’s door, yelling, shouting and throwing things.

“Do not approach the person,” the dispatcher warned. “We’re going to dispatch an officer as soon as possible.”

At 5 minutes, 33 seconds, the dispatcher told Taylor police were on the way.

By that time, the incident had escalated into what would be considered a Priority 1 call, but it was still classified as a Priority 2.

If that were me, I am armed, and watching that door from the safest place I can find. Anyone comes through it, is going to get shot

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?