Posts Tagged ‘Fires’

postheadericon [CCW IN ACTION] Armed Citizen Draws Gun And Fires At Armed Robbery Suspect

COLUMBIA, MO — One armed robbery suspect ended up losing his chance at easy money and entered the fight of his life when the man he chose to rob was a concealed carrier.

Police report that they received calls of people hearing gunshots at about 11:30 p.m. July 8, according to KMIZ.

When they came to investigate, they found a 27-year-old male victim who claimed that he had been approached by a man, armed with a handgun, completely dressed in black.

The robber demanded the victim’s money. The victim responded by producing his own handgun and opening fire.

The robber ran for it.

No injuries were reported, although there was one car that was reportedly damaged by a bullet fired by the victim in self-defense.

The thug was still on the run as of the latest report by KMIZ.

This brings up an interesting point that is often discussed, but not as commonly observed.

When you’re scared, you’re crap at aiming.

I have not been in an altercation wherein I was forced to open fire an another person. At least not yet, and I pray that streak continues.

I have, however, been in a situation where I was forced to draw on an animal threat — a very different situation, but even that is enough to get the heart pumping and make folks shaky.

It’s a reminder to all of us — don’t shoot until you know what you’re going to hit, and try to keep it cool. Staying cool and maintaining good judgment coupled with accurate shooting is the best way to navigated a deadly situation.

How do you give yourself the best odds?

Practice, practice, practice. Go hit the range when you get a chance. It’s a blast (pun not intended) and you just might be thankful you did later.

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postheadericon Man Fires Gun Into Ground As He’s Attacked By Two Dogs, Successfully Scaring Them Off

WYANDOTTE, MI — A man shot his firearm into the ground to frighten off two dogs who were savagely attacking him.

The News Herald reports that the man actually had gone to his neighbors house — the neighbor who owned the dogs who would later attack him — to warn them that their dogs had gotten out.

“(The victim) had gone across to his neighbor’s house to inform them the dogs were loose,” said Inspector Brian Zalewski according to The News Herald.

“That’s when the dogs grabbed a hold of him and knocked him to the ground. He received injuries to his arms, legs, back and the back of his head, as he was trying to shield his face.”

Police came and saw the man and the dogs in the driveway, but the responding officer decided not to shoot — the mauling victim was close enough that the officer was worried about hitting him accidentally.

Fortunately for the victim, he had a concealed carry permit.

Hoping not to harm the animals, but instead to drive them away, he fired a shot into the ground, which did succeed in keeping them from finishing them off. However, it took a taser and professional animal controllers to get them away.

The victim is reported to have been released from the hospital.

Although we are grateful that the victim was made safe and that the dogs are in custody, a piece of advice — it’s hard, but if I was being threatened by animals on a deadly level, I’d shoot the dogs and eliminate the threat.

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postheadericon BREAKING: Multiple Dead After Suspect Fires Indiscriminately At People In FL While Driving Around With Shotgun

UPDATE 2: WINK News is live-streaming the police press conference below:

UPDATE: Police confirmed they have shot and killed the suspect. A press conference is scheduled for 9pm EST tonight.

CAPE CORAL, FLORIDA — An unidentified suspect apparently drove around the Cape Coral FL area Sunday evening, firing a shotgun from his window at unsuspecting victims.

At least 2 people are confirmed dead, with another 3 injured. The suspect was stopped by police, but very little details are being provided at the moment.

Here is a Facebook live video, posted by WINK News just moments ago that provides the details that are currently known:

Check this space for updates.

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postheadericon Armed Citizen Draws And Fires On Felon With Gun At Gas Station During Altercation

ORLANDO, FLORIDA — A convicted felon with a criminal record longer than a roll of toilet paper pulled a gun out on a man at a gas station after the two allegedly got into a verbal altercation. That felon just happened to pick the dude with a license to carry concealed. And that’s when things turned real bad for Delvin Jamar Broner, 36. The concealed carrier was well within his rights to draw his pistol and shoot the armed felon based upon Florida’s Stand Your Ground laws which do not require a person to retreat so long as he is in a place where he has every right to be and feels threatened.

via WFTV 9

“I don’t know what I would have done is someone had pulled a gun out on me like that,” said a witness. “He’s alright then right? That’s the law. Zimmerman pulled it off.”

While we wouldn’t necessarily use the Zim-Zam to condone or advocate for someone else’s completely unrelated case, it is refreshing to see that concealed carry license holders are taking their responsibility seriously. Carry everyday and, in Florida’s case, defend yourself if you feel it is warranted.

However, we’d like to point out another recent situation where a concealed carrier and another guy got into a shoot out at a gas station. Both were wounded severely. That situation was a bit more sketchy than the sounds of this one but the point is the same. If you see a fight escalating, three basic principles to take are this:

  • Avoid: When possible, avoid the conflict. Put distance between yourself and who ever is aggressively posturing towards you. De-escalate whenever possible, even if that means leaving before you’ve concluded your business.
  • Deny: Don’t give your opponent the opportunity to catch you out in the open. Give yourself room to move to cover or concealment. Don’t give the bad guy an easy line of sight.
  • Defend: In this case, the felon drew first. He made that call — and it did not work out for him. And likewise, if you are caught in a situation where the only feasible solution is deadly force — use it decisively. Shoot to neutralize.

Police are still investigating the crime scene but initial reports suggest the concealed carrier immediately contacted 911 and cooperated with police over the course of the investigation. It sounds like this guy did everything that was within his rights to do and responsibly at that. Best of all, he was able to walk away afterwards. In a defensive gun use situation, that’s the best anyone can hope for.

Carry everyday, know when to Stand Your Ground and when its prudent to retreat, and keep on being responsible.

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postheadericon Three Men Break Down Door, Woman Inside Fires Gun, It Doesn’t End Well For Them

ELLENWOOD, GEORGIA — A female employee with the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office opened fire on three suspects who broke into her house, hitting one of them and sending the others running for their lives. While at home with her two … Continue reading
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postheadericon Bystander Fires Shots In The Air While Chasing Robber: STOP IT

A bystander to a robbery decided to take action and chase down the suspect, firing two warning shots into the air and also directly at the suspect’s vehicle. Now he’s likely to face legal trouble. Around 7:30 p.m. Saturday, police say … Continue reading
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postheadericon Intense Video Shows Home Invasion In Progress, Armed Woman Fires At Intruders

PARI PARK, SOUTH AFRICA — A homeowner gives us a play-by-play with the above surveillance video from their home in South Africa that shows a home invasion by multiple unidentified men. During the video, we see numerous men creeping around … Continue reading
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