What Would the Antis Suggest?

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Okay…middle of the day; no apparent attempt to determine if the house was empty; dude just breaks a window and starts climbing in.

The home owner protecting at least his property; if not his life investigates the noise and sees the criminal breaking in. Shoots and kills the criminal breaking into his home. That is how it went down.

What will continue to go down is the police will finish their investigation, the District Attorney will present the case to a grand jury, and they’ll decide to bring charges or not. Still a costly process but one I don’t expect to end with charges brought. Especially not with the mom saying “yeah, this sounds like something he would do”.

But let’s turn the clock back and ask the antis what would they rather have the home owner do?

A.) Call the police and wait?
B.) Run out his house, leaving possessions – including a firearm behind for a criminal to steal and use for illegal drugs?C.) Fight him hand to hand after the criminal has gotten inside the house?
D.) Meekly stand there and let an unknown person with unknown intentions do what ever he wants to him?

3of those possibilities would have increased, not decreased, crime. One would still be violence but puts the home owner at a disadvantage. Either not used to physical violence, due to age, etc.

In contrast, the home owner’s actions not only stopped this crime but put an end to a long (some said 18 page rap sheet) career of crime.  Based on the recommendations of the anti-rights cultists; it is almost as if they want MORE crime to occur not less.

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Missed it by That ” ” Much

Alternative Title — “Don’t Use a Baseball Bat, the crook will Just take it away from you and use it on you”.

Ward told KITV-TV that she had hired Keese to fix her car last month. She was shocked when she says he forced his way into her home in the middle of the day. Ward’s friend then reportedly grabbed a baseball bat to defend herself, but the suspect ripped it from her grip and began beating her with it.

Keese is male and 54 years old. Mrs. Frances  Ward is 72. — For the anti rights cultists, they consider this a fair fight. Good thing Mrs. Ward agrees with me and not them.

It was around 3 p.m. when the intruder busted into the house and attacked both women, according to police. The homeowner, identified as Frances Ward, 72, was able to draw her revolver and shoot the man, grazing his head. If the shot was an inch lower, he likely would be dead. This photo confirms that:

72 Year Old Woman Shoots Intruder, Grazing His Head in Pendleton, S.C.

 

Mrs. Ward; if you ever make it to Texas or I make it to Oahu; I hope you’ll allow me the honor of buying you a meal.  Thanks for showing the world how effective armed self defense can be — single shot, no death required.

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I’m Alive — Finding Ancedotes

But instead of making this all about Bob’s health issues* I decided not to post. Sorry for the prolonged absence but I’m semi-back now.

And as soon as I’m back I see this news report of a violent criminal taken down – taken from slightly out of order.

The escaped convict, Rodney Long, had eluded officers trying to track him down for four days before he broke into the Bedford home of Jerome Mauderly, a retired prison guard, and his wife Carolyn Mauderly at about 10:15 p.m. on Monday night, according to the Daily Iowegian.

Long was suspected of shooting a southwest Iowa sheriff’s deputy on Sunday night after two days on the run from the Clarinda Correctional Facility’s minimum security prison where he was serving time on a burglary charge.

Okay, so we have an escaped convict willing to use deadly force on the loose. Of course, the anti-rights cultists would just have people huddle in their houses and wait for the police to solve the matter.

Long disabled the phones in the Mauderlys’ small one-story home in a rural area next to cornfields, and was suspected of trying to gather supplies to help in his escape, the Des Moines Register reported.

But sometimes the criminals have other plans and intrude where they shouldn’t. And in this case, I mean he really shouldn’t have intruded in the Mauderly’s home.

But after four hours as a hostage Jerome Mauderly had had enough and retrieved his shotgun, police said.

“As the situation wore on, a decision was made by the Mauderlys that they were going to defend themselves,”  the state’s lead investigator Mitch Mortvedt told reporters at a Tuesday news conference, the Register reported.

Can you imagine the terror they felt? The concern for the well being of their beloved spouse and self? Is it any wonder after 4 hours Mr. Mauderly had had enough?
Certainly the police didn’t rush to the rescue because the thug had disabled the phones.

Mauderly shot Long once, officials said. No one else was seriously injured in the shooting.

Police said Long, was carrying a semi-automatic weapon.

Shortly after 2 a.m. Carolyn called 911 to tell authorities her husband had shot Long. Officers found Long lying face down in the kitchen of the home.

One shot with a shotgun; one that the home owner had to retrieve. So much for the idea that once the bad guy has the drop on you it is all over, eh.

 

Time and time again we see cases like this that completely demolish the myths of the anti-rights cultists.  The police didn’t ride to the rescue, the bad guy prevented that by simply disabling the phone lines. The Anti-Rights cultists would have preferred the Mauderly’s to be forced to retreat from their own homes; as if 70-something year olds could outrun a younger man. They would have you believe it is better to give in, give the criminal what he wants. After 4 hours, didn’t he already have everything he wanted? We will never know what his plan was but I’m betting it was more violence, not less. Especially given his willing to use deadly force.

Jay G. at MArooned tracks hundreds of times the criminal ends up dead at the hands of home owners. Makes me wonder what outcome the anti-rights cultists would prefer instead; dead home owners and/or more violence from the criminals perhaps?

I don’t know. I do know that I will resist their efforts to make it harder for people like the Mauderly’s  to defend themselves.

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* Very minor for the most part, just very distracting

Another Day, Another Defensive Gun Use

Once again, the media is reporting on a case where a thug was stopped by a person with a firearm. This time local to the area; not all that far from Bunker BS in reality.

Sims says he was held at gunpoint during the robbery.

“He had the gun to my chest and was like give me everything. Give me the money. So I gave him the money,” Sims said.

However, instead of giving the robber just the one key to the register, Sims gave him the entire ring of keys. The robber spent several crucial seconds fumbling with the keyring as the other employee came in from the back room.

“My co-worker was coming from the back and I told him we been robbed. And he said ‘Freeze,’ but the dude didnt freeze, he was reaching in his pocket for his gun. So he shot him. My coworker shot him. So he went down. I kicked the gun away from him and called the police,” Sims said.

The thug survived and is reported as having ‘serious injuries’.
Good thinking on the part of the clerk Sims; his actions gave the co-worker enough time to return and engage the thug.

It would be interesting to know how much training the victim had; did the store send him to hours long, week long classes. Did he have more training then required for a Concealed Handgun License ? Did he even have a CHL?

See, like the story yesterday, we often see these media reports but they don’t include information that would really help us evaluate just how much training and experience is required. The lady yesterday seem to have considerable experience on the range but no reported formal training.

I would hazard a guess (and I know it is just a guess) that most people involved in a Defensive Gun Use (DGU) don’t have formal training. And you know something, I’m okay with that.

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This is a GREAT News Report

A 72-year-old Southern California grandmother who shot at — and narrowly missed — a man trying to break into her home said Tuesday she was shocked at the attention her action was getting but does not regret defending herself and her husband, an 85-year-old World War II veteran who uses a wheelchair.

Not because the fact a defensive gun use was reported in the news; that is good news but not what makes the story great.

Nope, this is what makes it great.

Jan Cooper, of Anaheim, fired one shot from her .357-magnum Smith & Wesson revolver around 12:30 a.m. Sunday as a man attempted to break into her home.

Inquiring minds want to know caliber and brand of firearm used. The only thing that could have made it better was to list the actual model number!

And Mrs. Cooper; great attitude !!

“I don’t mean to shoot anybody,” said Cooper, a self-described tomboy who has also tried archery and knife-throwing and has owned guns since her teens. “But whatever’s necessary to literally stop them — he was not going to come into my home.”

If you are ever in the Dallas Fort Worth area or I get out to your area; I’d like to buy you and your husband (thank you for your service Sir) a meal.

Isn’t it nice to see such a positive role model for gun owners reported in the news for a change?

Buyer & Seller Beware

Sooner or later, I hope, criminals are going to learn it is dangerous to try robbing someone in Texas.

FORT WORTH — A suspected robber was killed and his intended target was hospitalized with minor injuries in a shooting Tuesday afternoon outside a southeast Fort Worth business, officials said.

Desmond Paige, 20, of Fort Worth was pronounced dead at 1:08 p.m. in the parking lot of a business in the 7400 block of Wichita Street, the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office reported.

20 years old and he owned a pistol; unless it was a gift from a parent, he owned it illegally. Imagine that.

The other man was not identified.

Investigators believe the two men met because one of them had advertised on Craigslist that he was buying cellphones. One tried to rob the other, police said.

The robbery target was a licensed concealed-handgun carrier, police said.

Not quite Thunderdome in Bartertown but a stark reminder — when you answer an ad on Craig’s list you never know who you are truly dealing with or their motives. Be careful out there folks.

MedStar spokesman Matt Zavadsky said paramedics told him that the robbery target “took out his gun, and he shot the alleged perpetrator in the chest several times.”

The man with the gun was shot in the arm. His injury was not life-threatening, Zavadsky said. It was not clear late Tuesday whether he was shot by Paige or shot himself, officials said.

I’m going to guess a person cool enough to draw when he is already has a pistol aimed at him isn’t likely to shoot himself but it isn’t impossible.

And I want to take a moment to address the stupidity that anti-rights cultists often throw out with “Your property isn’t worth someone’s life even if he is a criminal”.  The moment the thug threatened deadly force it stopped being about ‘property’ and became about the victims life !!! What is so hard to understand about that?

From the Texas Penal Code Section 9.01

(3)  “Deadly force” means force that is intended or known by the actor to cause, or in the manner of its use or intended use is capable of causing, death or serious bodily injury.

The thug threatened to use deadly force in order to get what he wanted. It isn’t as if he walked up empty handed, said “Please give me your cell phone, wallet and money” and would have walked away peacefully if told NO.  When threatened with deadly force the best answer is deadly force, not cowering in submission.

So Mr./Ms/ Anti-Rights Cultist, instead of asking gun owners to not defend themselves; why don’t you spend a little time reaching out to the criminals- see if you can get them to stop threatening to kill people?

(H/T to GregTag)

Defensive Gun Use — Brass and Rusty Steel Edition

A Texas homeowner with nerves of steel subdued three burglars with a rifle that wasn’t even loaded, it was revealed today.

Randy Magdeleno stumbled on the three teens in his Houston house on Wednesday and grabbed his rusty .22-caliber rifle.

He said he bluffed his way through the encounter, pointing the weapon at the intruders and telling them to lie on the floor as he called his wife at work and told her to phone the police. 

Outnumbered 3 to 1 but with a .22 caliber rifle that wasn’t even loaded, he was able to even the odds more then a bit.  Solid Brass Ones

 

The old Mossburg rifle was built for shooting rabbits, squirrels and other rodents and fires a low-power round from a relatively slow bolt action that requires manual cocking after each shot.

‘So I grabbed my rifle and I came around through here in my kitchen,’ he told the TV station.

‘It was scary, I didn’t know what I was walking into and hearing people running around inside my house at the same time. I didn’t know if they were carrying weapons around or not.’

Mr Magdeleno said the teens were complaint when they saw his gun – they never suspected it wasn’t loaded.

Given that many cops would have either hesitated to enter or called in SWAT, I think the situation ended very well. I don’t fault the home owner for checking out the scene; it could have been a family member, neighbor or friend. Someone he didn’t want to call the cops on.

But in  a situation where there are multiple voices and evidence of a crime; walking into that scene with an unloaded bolt action rifle is gutsy; solid brass ones gutsy.

It must drive the anti-rights advocates crazy to read about stories like this; no injuries, no deaths and a crime in progress stopped.

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