Why Carry At Home?

Because criminals target people in their own homes or yards.

 

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What the anti-rights cultists do not want people to think about is how often crime occurs and how frequently that happens at or near where people live.

    Between 2004 and 2008 –

  • About 1 in 3 violent crimes occurred in or near the victim’s own home.
  • During this time period almost 1 in 5 violent crimes took place in open areas such as yards, playgrounds, fields, on the street or in other similar locations.
  • Almost two thirds of all property crimes took place in or near the home of the household members.

The trite and overused saying about preventing crime (avoid bad places) really misses the point when 33% of all violent crime occurs at or near where people live.

Decide for yourselves folks if it makes sense to go armed; not all the attacks occur in the home. People getting into or out of cars at home often don’t pay close attention to what is going on. It is also natural to relax a little once the ‘safety’ of home has been reached. Ever wonder why so many crime victims say “I never saw it coming” ?

Let the antis rage about paranoia, they’ll sling any amount of mud to cover the truth. Crime happens and it often happens where people live.

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Another Reason Not To Live In Dallas

Regardless, that’s what Dallas police Chief David Brown advocated to City Council members wednesday in an effort to give his officer access to the private financial records of criminal suspects.

“This information can be used to take down these organizations — multiple drug houses, open air drug sales,” the chief said. “We can access this information.”

Brown asked the Council to let officers access private banking and financial information that’s protected under the federal Bank Secrecy Act. Brown said this information — already being collected by the feds, but tightly controlled — would help him take down local drug dealers.

Yep, Let’s not worry about the people’s rights when trying to enforce impractical drug laws.

Makes me wonder if there is an ulterior motive behind this action.

The vote lets the City enter into an agreement with the Department of the Treasury to access financial records at no cost to the city.

Brown said the arrangement will let Dallas keep drug money it seizes instead of sharing it with federal agencies.

That couldn’t possible be an ulterior motive, could it?

Remember, No One Needs “Large Capacity Magazines”

A popular spring break celebration near the University of California, Santa Barbara campus turned violent Saturday, prompting officers to release tear gas into crowds.

Santa Barbara police said in a department statement early Sunday that more than 100 people were arrested throughout the course of the day and evening.

Approximately 18 people were arrested during the actual disturbance, police said.

The police were eventually able to get the situation under control. Of course that didn’t do much good for the people whose property was damaged before that.

Some vandalized street signs, set small fires, and damaged property, including law enforcement vehicles, police said.

Think you would feel comfortable trying to keep 18 people from setting your property on fire? Keeping 100 people from breaking into your house or store?

Those numbers were just the ones arrested; the actual crowd/mob was much, much larger.

The incident unfolded in the 6700 block of Del Playa Drive about 9:30 p.m. at the event, known as Deltopia, which drew about 15,000 revelers.

Now most of the people there were fairly law abiding but even if a  small percentage 5 to 10% is 750 to1,500 people were out to cause trouble, it is easy to see how inadequate reduced capacity magazines would be. Anti-rights cultists often say there is no need for regular capacity magazines or firearms with high rates of fire. Of course, they usually say this far removed from cases like Deltopia or Louisville or Chicago or Norfolk Va. Or Minneapolis or hundreds of others.

The truth of the matter is simple; human nature really hasn’t changed. Not in the 2oo something years since the Bill of Rights was written. Not in thousands of years. There always have been and seemingly always will be mobs / hordes / tribes / gangs / pick one of thugs who harm others for either pleasure or profit. Changing the number of rounds a person can have in a magazine doesn’t change human nature. Until we evolve past this, until we no longer have individuals and groups who will break the law; limiting self defense really isn’t common sense.

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Recent Ft. Hood Shooting

As per my normal practice and policy; I’m not going to offer much commentary until the facts are known.

Until then, I will be offering prayers for the victims and their friends and families. I hope others will join in with thoughts and prayers for healing and comfort.

 

 

Another Example of Media Bias -SxSW Edition

Imagine if 2 people were killed and 23 people were injured, 5 still in critical condition, by a gun man. How long would it take before most of the details about his life were being spread nation wide?
Especially when that event happens at a well known music Festival like “SxSW“.

So why is it 8 hours later we still don’t know the guy’s name?

The man, whose name was not released, faces two counts of capital murder and 23 counts of aggravated assault with a vehicle.

Because he was “just a drunk driver” !

A man and woman were killed early Thursday after a suspected drunken driver fleeing from arrest crashed through barricades set up for the South By Southwest festival and struck the pair and others on a crowded street, police said.

Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo said 23 others were injured, five critically, in the crash that happened around 12:30 a.m. as the driver tried to evade a pursuing police officer. The two people who died were on a moped that the motorist hit. The chief said the man also hit pedestrians in front of a club that was emptying.

Acevedo told reporters during a news conference that the motorist also struck a cab before crashing, jumping out of his car and trying to run. A pursuing officer shocked him with a stun gun and took him into custody.

A drunk driver evading arrest, other reports have him driving down the street the wrong way, crashing through barricades. Nothing to see here, it’s not a ‘gun death‘ so move along seems to be the media philosophy.

No breathless recitation of the number of deaths and injuries, the huge number of cars in the hands of people without background checks, no mention of the fact that ‘youths’ are able to legally own and operate cars.  No one ringing bells for these victims either. Never doubt the media has an agenda; it is clearly visible in how they treat reports like this so differently then firearm related issues.

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Interesting Ad Placement

I hope the video from the NBC site still comes up every time with the same ad. On Feb. 25th, a murderous thug shot a store manager and the criminal’s truck was caught on video. The media blasted out the image, quite distinctive, in order to generate tips.

The thug apparently watches the news and traded in his now notorious truck at a local dealership. Watch the clip.

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Because I have to wonder if it is ironic on the part of the ad agency/Auto Group/ TV channel.

You might have to look close but the brand new car was purchased from the same dealership advertising at the beginning of the clip. At 1:01 in the video; the auto group plaque is clearly visible on the back of the car.

Now, I’m not saying the dealer, the ad agency, or even the TV station is doing anything wrong. It is just one of the perils of modern technology.

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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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