Divine Retribution?

We may never know….but how likely of a coincidence can it be?

 

A hair-raising video has emerged that a car full of masked robbers exploding moments after they raided a church in Russia – and witnesses insist they were hit by lightning.

The dash cam footage uploaded by YouTube user World News TV, shows a vehicle speeding along with a police siren sounding in the background.

All of a sudden the car bursts into flames and explodes, sending debris all over the road. 

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According to a caption accompanying the video, everyone in the runaway car died as a result of the electrical bolt.

Wasn’t planning on stealing from any churches anyways but this really helps me to keep away from that idea.

 

The “Free Drinks List” Grows

Every now and then I come across a story that prompts me to make the offer; if this lady is ever in the area, I would like to buy her a drink.

 

Darn it, video starts in auto play — sorry folks – check below the fold for a good story.

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Why Do I Carry?

ARLINGTON — Arlington Police are looking for a man suspected of committing two bank robberies in a span of 15 minutes on Wednesday.

the man, described as 5-foot-7 and in his early- to mid-20s, appears to have robbed a Bank of America at 11:45 a.m. and a Frost Bank 15 minutes later.

Those locations, in the 4200 block of W Green Oaks Boulevard and the 5500 block of W Arkansas Lane, respectively, are approximately two miles apart from each other.

Arlington police were investigating three bank holdups

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Because criminals exist.
My house is somewhere on that map. For obvious reasons I’m not going to be more specific. My shopping is done primarily in stores in that area. The bank branches I use personally and the ones for the Club are in that area.

2 day crime map Dec 2014That map is displaying just two (2) days of reported crimes in the Arlington area. Crime happens. Despite what the anti-rights cultists would like us to believe, not every criminal is just out for food to feed their starving kids. Some want to hurt others. Some want to make money the easy way.
And what the anti-rights cultists don’t get is I’m not afraid of criminals. I don’t live my life quaking in fear that I may be robbed or carjacked.

I take sensible precautions and that does include carrying a firearm where I legally/morally can. I keep an eye out for possible trouble and act accordingly. Then I simply go about my business.
Unlike the antis who want to control the actions of everyone — at least the armed and law abiding folks — and what they carry or don’t.

During the holiday seasons, crime typically goes up. Stating that fact isn’t being afraid either, it is just a recognition that criminals are more active because people are carrying more money, gifts, etc.
So keep a weary eye out folks. We may be on Christmas break but the criminals aren’t.

Please join the discussion.

 

Edited to Add — Miguel posts about why he carries also – could also be a ‘why are gun control advocates so violent post’.

Person of Interest — Share the Video Please

Fort Worth police have asked for the public’s help in identifying a man wanted in connection with a homicide investigation.

Detectives released surveillance video showing a man wearing a dark-colored hoodie and a light-colored hat.

A clerk at the Military Gun Supply store at 2901 South Cravens Road was shot multiple times at around 6 p.m. Saturday. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Corporal Tracey Knight said the clerk shown in the video is the same one that was killed.

“The clerk died a very violent death. Whoever killed the clerk is a very violent person,” she said. “We just need to talk with this person.”

If you have any information about the man being sought for questioning, call Fort Worth police at 817-335-4222 or Crime Stoppers at 817-469-8477.

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I have shopped at Military Gun Supply many times. Many times Eric was the person who helped me. We’ve talked — just the normal gun store chitchat — half a dozen times or more. If you know the person in the video — please contact the police or Crime Stoppers.

Yet Another Defensive Gun Use

Police said a 77-year-old East Texas man fatally shot a would-be burglar who broke into his home Tuesday morning.

Tyler Police Detective Andy Erbaugh said Bobby Shaw fatally shot 44-year-old Luke Garrison of Brownsboro in the chest with a shotgun. Erbaugh said Garrison was shirtless and wielding an unspecified tool.

Shaw — who lives alone — said Garrison charged at him.

Garrison’s widow told police that he suffered from mental health problems.

No other injuries were reported.

An autopsy has been ordered. Police are investigating.

I recently was in a discussion about something every much like this with another blogger; he wants to change the law to make it harder for people to defend themselves.

“I was afraid” is no more a justification for the taking of a human life than “I was drunk” would be.

The right of self-defense should only apply to those whose lives are in actual danger, not those reacting to an imaginary danger.

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But with rights go responsibilities. I believe people who claim a right to defend themselves with lethal force have a responsibility to verify that they actually are in danger.

I tried to make a point about how difficult it would be to determine ‘actual danger’ versus ‘imaginary danger’ in situations like the one Mr. Shaw faced.
So using Phil’s idea — how in the world could Mr. Shaw ‘verify’ he was in ‘actual danger’?
Should he ask “Hey you, the person who has broken into my house, what are you doing here?” and have to wait for an answer ? I guess having the intruder start shooting would be an answer, having the intruder beating him would be an answer.
But that brings up other questions; is a simple punch enough ‘actual danger’? Should he have to wait until he sustains “X” number of blows?

Or what happens if the intruder say “I’m just here to rob you” ? Does the home owner have to allow the robbery because he is in no ‘actual danger’?
Which we all know has to be a truthful answer because criminals never lie, right?
I’ve tried to wrap my mind around ways that a reasonable person could ‘verify’ (s)he was in ‘actual danger and I just don’t see a safe or sane way it could be done.

I want to give this serious consideration so I’m going to turn to my 4 readers for advice and ideas.

Can you of any ways a person could reasonable determine if they are in ‘actual danger’ in these scenarios?

  1. An intruder in their home in the middle of the night
  2. Someone pounding on the door in the night

But They Had The Drop On Her…..

…..it isn’t supposed to be possible for someone to defend themselves after the bad guys pull out their handguns; right?

Don’t tell it to this lady!

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Going to be a little mean and put the criminals names out there; they aren’t killers and given how they were caught, I think their friends and future cell mates might want to know they got punked by an old lady.

The Springdale Police Department made two arrests on Saturday (Dec. 6th) in connection to an armed robbery in Springdale.

Marcus Gould, 25, and Leon Roberson, 20, face charges of Attempted Capital Murder and Aggravated Robbery, according to police. Roberson was booked into the Washington County Detention Center at 1:55 a.m. and is set to appear in court for an 8.1 Hearing on Monday (Dec. 7th), according to the detention center’s website.

Police said the incident happened around 9 a.m. Saturday at the C & S Gun and Pawn Shop at 1208 South Thompson in Springdale.

Employees reported two men walked into the store, one wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and the other wearing an orange hooded sweatshirt, police said.

“They split up, they both pulled out hand guns that looked like black semi-automatic pistols and began to rob the store,” according to Lt. Derek Hudson with the Springdale Police Department. “One of the employees also pulled out a weapon and there were shots exchanged.”

The suspects then fled the store on foot, leaving several shell casings and blood on the floor, according to police.

For those use you who didn’t watch the video — that’s right. Guns drawn, ready to throw down and one was shot by the owner. Guess that meme about once you are under the gun it is impossible to fight back is busted.

In an email, Sergeant Daniel Grubbs with the Fort Smith Police Department, said Gould arrived at Sparks Hospital with a gun shot wound to the forearm.

No word on how serious of a wound it was but I’m betting if Gould ever tries his hand again, he’ll tell his partner “Bring me my Brown Pants” before the robbery. Great job Ms. Shirley, If I am ever in your city, I would like to buy you and your husband dinner. Keep fighting back.

 

 

Anecdote Against Stun Guns

I realize this is just one case but it really shows the reason I don’t advocate Tasers - this video, sorry CNN doesn’t allow embedding.

Now imagine instead of trying to get away from the police; that thug is trying to attack you or a loved one. Even the use of the stun gun in ‘drive stun’ mode didn’t work. Again, instead of trying to get way…imagine him trying to attack you.

It took the arrival of another set of officers and another Taser to bring him down.

 

Many people do like tasers and that is their choice, I respect it. For me, I’ve seen too many instances where they fail when most needed.

 

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