Not only do good guys with guns save lives — so do good girls with guns, like a 15-year-old North Carolina girl who used one to stop her mother’s abusive boyfriend, Steven Kelley, from potentially killing her mother.
During the altercation on Aug. 8, Kelley attacked the teen’s mother and began strangling her at the home they all shared with the teen’s two siblings. Instead of watching in horror or dialing 911, the teen’s 12-year-old brother retrieved a hidden revolver that she then used to fatally shoot Kelley twice, killing him.
How did she know what to do? Because of her deceased father: “The late father had taught the children how to shoot,” local district attorney Ted Bell said to the Associated Press.
Well done, dad. Well done. It helped too that the teen’s mother had recently placed weapons around their home in case her increasingly volatile boyfriend tried to hurt them. Because of the nature of the shooting, Bell has no intention of charging the unnamed teen or her mother.
“It was absolutely clear that the mom’s life was in jeopardy, as well as potentially the children, and so in that situation we absolutely support the right of somebody to defend themselves and others with deadly force,” he said.
Every single time gun rights have been expanded, anti-gun activists have claimed that the streets would run red with blood. Sometimes, those were their exact words but others, they used some variation of it. Time and time again, they have claimed that expanding when and where law-abiding citizens could carry guns would result in a bloodbath.
For example, I remember when Florida was first considering allowing people with permits to carry weapons in public parks. Anti-gunners were outraged at the notion. “Who needs a gun in a park where children are playing?” some demanded to know.
Well, it looks like someone did, and thank the Lord that he was carrying.
A back-to-school backpack giveaway in Titusville was interrupted by gunfire Saturday.
Authorities said a man who was involved in a fistfight at Isaac Campbell Park left and came back with a gun.
The park wasethe site of the backpack giveaway involving dozens of kids. When the man began shooting, a bystander, who was licensed to carry a firearm, fired back, wounding the shooter.
Police said his gun was recovered at the scene and the bystander has been cooperating with them.
Think God for that citizen. If the Cult of Gun Control had its way, what might have happened? Maybe another mass shooting, that the Left would have blamed on people like the guy who stopped it before it happened. Ironic huh?
I understand the grief of losing someone you love, and my heart aches for your loss, but………………
In this case, a man killed in an Iowa store burglary is as pure as the driven snow or something. Well, maybe not. The family at least admits he was in the wrong for stealing, but they still think he shouldn’t be dead.
Police said that business owner 67-year-old Thomas Kraft, of Des Moines, discovered the burglary when he arrived at the store and found a pickup truck loaded with his merchandise.
Kraft shot and killed an intruder, identified as 37-year-old Amund Haarstad, of Fergus Falls, Minnesota, police said. It’s the city’s sixth homicide so far this year.
There was still broken glass and a broken door at the scene Wednesday night. Kraft was taken to a hospital for an unrelated medical issue.
“There’d been some forced entry into the business, and there was a pickup truck parked in the service bay that had been loaded with property,” Des Moines police Sgt. Paul Parizek said.
Haarstad’s sister, who spoke on the condition that KCCI not use her name, said he suffered from drug addiction and should not have burglarized the Des Moines store.
She also said Kraft had been wrong in taking the situation into his own hands and shooting her brother.
“He doesn’t have a history of violence,” Haarstad’s sister said in a telephone interview with KCCI from the family’s Minnesota home.
Because Kraft would have known that the moment he confronted a man with an addiction to drugs and a propensity for taking other people’s stuff (sarcasm).
The sister is convinced that Kraft walked into the business with the intent to kill her brother.
“If you know somebody is in there and you walk in armed, and you shoot them in the head, that is absolutely premeditated,” she argued.
The facts will play out, and if the shooting was unnecessary, may justice be done. Here is more background
Kraft and the burglar, later identified as 37-year-old Amund Benjamin Haarstad (below), had a confrontation before Kraft pulled his gun and fatally shot the intruder. Haarstad had already been convicted of felony-level assault.
So, he was a violent man, and drug addiction can cause violent behavior.
An armed society is a polite society. When people don’t know that others are armed, it is sometimes necessary to teach them politeness, as occurred recently at a George Webb restaurant in Milwaukee:
The suspect, who is a regular at the restaurant and reportedly had been cursing at his server throughout the night for taking too long with his order, came behind the counter and punched her in the face.
Within seconds, the woman’s colleague pulled out a handgun from her waistband and pointed at him until he backed off.
Said Alderman Bob Donovan,
“I thank God the other waitress had a concealed carry weapon, has a permit… I shudder to think, had she not been there and had she not had this weapon, what this guy might have done.”
A mother in Richmond, Virginia has shot a man who flew from New Zealand to the US to confront her 14-year-old daughter whom he had met online.
Troy George Skinner, 25, arrived at the girl’s home in Richmond, Virginia last Friday, while armed with a knife, pepper spray and duct tape, according to Goochland County police.
He had smashed the glass door and was reaching inside to unlock it when the girl’s mother fired her handgun, striking him in the neck. He survived.
Skinner had first met the girl on Discord, a platform and chat site for gamers. After several months, she stopped talking to him, despite Skinner’s attempts to continue contact.
“He was not invited here, he was not expected here, he had been told in the past that this daughter no longer wished to communicate with him,” said Goochland Sheriff James Agnew at a news conference on Monday.
Surprised CNN gave this coverage frankly. This story should remind us all that crazy people exist, some of those people are dangerous. Nothing stopped this predator except an armed mother. Had she been disarmed, well, I shudder to think what might have happened
Good guys at WalMart stop armed criminal H/T Wheelgun
This is what the media says never happens. Well it happened. ‘Hero’ customer kills gunman during wild rampage at Tumwater Walmart
The bad guy opened fire in Walmart, then he tried to carjack a car in the parking lot. The 1st guy refused to give up his car, and got shot. When the bad guy turned to a second car, he got stopped. With extreme prejudice.
The suspect then approached a second car and driver – and it was then that Adams saw one of the two armed customers jump into action and shoot the gunman dead.
“Those men who stood up, they are heroes to me,” says Chadwick.
The armed civilian who shot the gunman was later identified as a 47-year-old Oakville man. After shooting the suspect, he immediately grabbed his first aid kit from his car and rendered aid to the victim of the attempted carjacking. The victim was later airlifted to Harborview Medical Center, in critical condition.