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postheadericon Man Who Shot Attacker In The Back Is Acquitted Of All Charges

SPOKANE, WA — A man who shot and killed a man who had previously hit him and the woman he had come so assist has been acquitted of all charges, according to KXLY.

Here’s the catch, William Poindexter, the man shot, had stopped attacking him and was walking away with her. Edward Bushnell shot Poindexter in the back.

As KXLY reports:

Bushnell saw a total stranger getting beaten by her boyfriend and when Bushnell tried to stop the attack, he was clubbed in the face.

After Bushnell was knocked to the ground and the couple started walking away, Bushnell pulled a pistol out of his bag and shot William Poindexter in the back.”

Prosecutors believed that he was past the point of justifiable homicide, but the jury seems to have disagreed.

“He thought he was doing the right thing and I think he was doing the right thing,” said his defense attorney Rob Cossey according to KXLY.

Had he been convicted, he would have faced up to 25 years in prison.

That’s no joke.

This story brings out a really important point — there is a truly awesome responsibility that comes with concealed carry, and judgment in conflict is clear.

Although this good Samaritan was able to avoid jail time, and we’re happy for him, the jury could very easily have convicted the man who shot another man in the back.

It’s incredibly tricky — keep your heads cool out there.

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postheadericon Concealed Carrier Killed In Ambush, Shot Attacker Before Death

DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA — In what appears to be a preplanned ambush, Bobby E. Willis III, 30, walked right into his assassin, Ricky Kelly, 32, outside a convenience store. Kelly allegedly opened fire on Willis, fatally striking him. Willis was a licensed concealed carrier who just moved from Miami to Daytona Beach. Laid on the hot concrete in the early morning, Willis was able to pull his own handgun and hit Kelly twice.

Kelly ran from the scene of the crime but was later picked up by police. He had to undergo surgery but is expected to make a full recovery. Willis died but several witnesses confirm that bystanders attempted to help him into the store for safety.

According to police records obtained by the Daytona Beach News-Journal, Kelly is a felon with prior criminal charges for cocaine possession. As such, he is not legally allowed to own and carry a gun in the State of Florida. Willis, however, was a legally licensed concealed carrier and decided to carry that day.

The good guy doesn’t always win in these situations. At best, Kelly will be tried for first degree murder and possession of a gun by a convicted felon. He’ll be in prison for a very long time. That’s a shy thing in comparison to the loss of life of a concealed carrier.

But, it’s also why we carry.

Who knows why Willis was the subject of a planned ambush? It doesn’t matter. It could be any of us in those shoes. For whatever reason, Kelly decided that he was going to shoot a man in broad daylight and escape in a Cadillac. That’s not how things work when you’re fighting someone who wants to defend his life.

It’s a high price to pay but ultimately, Willis did precisely what he needed to do: stop his attacker from hurting anyone else.

There have been cases of mistaken identity where a gang member has targeted an innocent person for assassination. Gangs don’t care. It would be a minor correction for them.

“Oh that guy? That’s not the right guy.”

Whether Willis knew he was being targeted or just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time will be the subject of a lot of speculation from those who witnessed that fateful occurrence.

For the rest of us, we don’t take chances. We carry everyday.

  • Going to the convenience store to pick up some orange juice? Carry.
  • Walking outside to pick up the newspaper off the front lawn? Carry.
  • Hanging around the house watching a movie? Carry. Carry. Carry.

You can only make the mistake of not carrying once — when it’s your life or the life of someone you love being threatened or hurt by a bad guy.

That’s why we carry concealed every single day… Because criminals don’t care who they hurt.

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postheadericon 75-Year-Old Woman, Beaten And Robbed, Shoots Her Attacker

LORIS, SOUTH CAROLINA — A poor elderly woman, her neighbor, and her foster children came under a brutal attack after several armed robbers entered the premise and beat her mercilessly. They came for money and her prescription medication.

According to WMBF News, two robbers used a taser on the woman of the house repeatedly and beat her in the back of the head with the butt of their gun while asking where her money and prescription medication was kept.

Her neighbor, a 78-year-old man, valiantly tried to fight the men but was brutally beaten down as well.

Somehow, she was able to get into her bedroom and get her gun. That’s when the tables where turned on the bad guys.

According to her statement, she got the gun, cocked it back and asked the intruders, “so now you want to play with guns?” before shooting one of them center mass.

He slumped against the refrigerator before both retreated. No word on their whereabouts but there’s guaranteeably someone either dead or about to if he doesn’t show up to a hospital real soon.

This isn’t the first time armed thieves have violently broken in, either. According to the woman of the house, it happened one time before and the intruders came disguised as officers of the law.

This may have prompted her to realize that there’s only so much a person can do to protect the lives of her foster children and herself.

Thankfully, she was able to get to her gun.

No person should have to deal with this sort of mess but when drugs come into the picture — it’s a guaranteed. As an elderly woman, she’s prescribed certain drugs that have a market value on the street. Armed thugs see it as an easy target. One of them likely won’t be back any time soon.

Defending your house is as simple as refusing to be a victim. Sounds simple, but it requires a bit of grit and determination. This woman has it.

One thing is for certain: after she gets out of the hospital, you can bet your bottom dollar she’ll keep that handgun a whole lot closer.

These armed bad guys only got one freebie. The rest will cost them.

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postheadericon Homeless Woman Fights Off Attacker With A Gun — Why 2A Applies Everywhere

GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA — Amidst the rag-tag arraignment of tents, clotheslines, and make-shift living conditions, one Florida woman was able to defend herself from another man by use of a firearm. After a frantic 911 call to emergency services, the woman kept repeating “get off me” before disconnecting. By the time authorities arrived, 41-year-old Michael J. Wilson was found dead at the scene.

According to a statement given to the Hastings Tribune, the Gainesville Police Department is ruling that this shooting is a justifiable homicide by reason of self-defense.

For millions of Americans living on the fringes of society, the threat of violence is very real. In Florida, homeless camps have sprung up all along the state. These camps can sometimes spawn violent acts which make it even harder for many Americans to live peaceably.

Homeless villages have popped up especially frequently in places like Alachua County, where it’s estimated up to 1,300 homeless people live in semi-permanent camp settlements.

One such settlement is known as Dignity Village and it is home to some 200 homeless people who’ve set up in the area. It’s also been the site of some gruesome deaths as occasionally violence breaks out.

Homeless people come from all strata of social life. No real good statistics are kept by either Alachua County or in many other parts of Florida but police are obliged to respond to crimes as they are reported. For one woman living in a domestic abuse situation, a handgun may have just kept her from becoming just another lost soul in muck.

The right to bear arms is a right bestowed upon all American citizens — it’s good to see one woman was able to use it.

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postheadericon A Woman Was Being Stabbed Multiple Times, But Then Her Attacker Was Held At Gunpoint By An Armed Citizen

LARIMER COUNTY, COLORADO — The victim of a brutal stabbing is alleging the attack began during an argument which took place in the perpetrator’s vehicle. The argument went from bad to worse when he pulled out a knife and began stabbing her repeatedly. She fled the vehicle, calling wildly for help, and he got out to pursue her. It was only then by grace she was saved by an armed citizen who happened to be nearby and witness the event unfold.

According to 9 News, Evan Shockley was confronted by an armed man who told him to stay put until police arrived. He complied but became violent when police finally did arrive. They had to use a stun gun on him to subdue him and he was taken in with superficial injuries related to his resisting arrest.

The victim was transported to a nearby medical center where she was treated for non-life-threatening wounds to her neck and hands.

She’s likely alive because someone was willing to come to her aid. If no one had heeded the call or worse, no one had been armed and ready to face the threat, the event would have likely spiraled out into an even worse situation.

This attack occurred at approximately 10:35 pm. Some brave armed citizen was willing to walk out into the dead of night to protect a lone woman from being slashed and hacked to death.

Evan Shockley will be tried for first degree assault and resisting arrest and has plenty of time in the Larimer County Jail to think about his crimes.

This is what happens when we live in a world where the citizenry are armed and ready to help one another. We encounter spontaneous situations where bad guys are suddenly confronted with the cold, hard reality that they are not alone in their capacity to enact deadly force. It’s a sobering thought when you realize we live in a world that increasingly wants us to rely on outside third parties to defend our own very lives. If not us, then who can be trusted to do that monumental task? Who is best suited to defend you, your family, and your property?

The answer is you. You are the first line of defense that can take a stand against bad guys committed to breaking laws and hurting people. And in some occasion, perhaps it will be your neighbor, a bystander, or a complete stranger that you end up saving because you were ready.

It also reinforces the need for each us who are legally able to carry a handgun to do so.

The life you save may be your own. Carry everyday.

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postheadericon HuffPo Blogger: ‘Self-Defense Is Unjust’ Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love My Attacker

We truly live in interesting times, people. When there’s generations of people who have never grown up under the guise of ever fearing for their mortal lives or, worse, have become complacent with the idea their attacker will show them and their family any mercy, we end up with a recent piece like what was recently published in the Huffington Post. Long divorced from any semblance of the real world or what happens to people when they’re attacked, we have no shortage of Ivory Tower prescriptions for a society that is increasingly gearing up and training for self defense.

Published in part, via the HuffPo Hug Shed

The main problem with the notion of self-defense is it imposes on justice, for everyone has the right for a fair trial. Therefore, using a firearm to defend oneself is not legal because if the attacker is killed, he or she is devoid of his or her rights.

Actually, the use of force is completely is legal. Every single state in the United States has specific codified law (you know, rule of law?) designating precisely when and where and under what conditions the use of deadly force is authorized. Maybe the writer has not familiarized himself with these terms but concealed carriers are obliged to know those conditions should they need to employ deadly force.

In addition, one’s mental capacity is a major factor in deciding whether a man or woman has the right to have a firearm. There are two reasons for ensuring mental capacity. First, one of the Five Aims is to ensure domestic tranquility and there can be no tranquility if one does not have the capacity. Second, if one’s brain is distorting his or her reality, they do not have the proper reasoning and deduction skills to use a firearm.

When a human being is placed into a perceived life or death situation where the application of deadly force would apply, his brain is flooded with a hormone called cortisol. This will alter the shape of the crystalline lens of the person’s eyeball so he has better visual acuity at longer distances for detecting threats but it will also impair his short term memory while it remains at elevated levels.

This process can take 72 hours or more. A life or death situation will permanently alter your brain chemistry and your physical body, as one NRA instructor, Ed Santos, recently informed me during an interview I conducted on his experience with concealed carry instruction. He’s been teaching for over thirty years for law enforcement, military, and civilian audiences and he’s also a professionally certified expert witness on the after-effects of a defensive gun use.

Therefore, if we ponder and meditate on the recent events in news about guns, it would be obvious that the current state is incorrect.

  • A gun for civilians is a weapon for a revolution and not for ordinary use.

  • The belief that a gun is a useful tool to protect one is counterintuitive because guns get into the hands of people who use them for horrible reasons.

  • In addition, there are reasons why cops are trained to use a firearm in stressful situations. It is not to keep their mind at ease or anything of that sort, but to be able to fire accurately at the target in the correct location.

We’ve literally disconnected from the concept of using logic and reason to illustrate out our arguments. I’m not sure where this precisely occurred but it appears now, more than ever, that the people informing us on how we should feel about an issue — based upon irrelevant, fallacious arguments — are no longer concerned with attempting discussion. It is now, quite simply: “I’m sure you’ll all agree that removing your basic right to defend your life is for the best.”

I fear for the future where people such as the writer of this recent HuffPo piece are allowed to make or influence any policy decision governing the lives of millions of people.

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postheadericon Jail for British DDoS attacker, who said too much on Twitter

Although it’s far from always possible to determine the perpetrators of a denial-of-service attack and bring them to justice, there are plenty of people who have been put behind bars because of this modern-day crime.

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postheadericon Gabby Giffords Wants Everyone To Pass Background Checks Before Getting A Gun, Just Like Her Attacker Did

The man who shot Gabby Giffords passed background checks, yet Giffords continues to push for legislation that would make every single gun purchase require these very same background checks. It should be quite apparent now that background checks cannot and do … Continue reading
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