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postheadericon UK’s ICO issues stark reminder of backlash for privacy invasion

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in the United Kingdom has issued a stark reminder and straight-to-the-point warning for all employees who might be tempted to snoop on others’ personal data.

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postheadericon When Seconds Counted In Home Invasion, Dallas Police Were Only 87 Minutes Away

By John Boch via The Truth About Guns

Imagine waiting 87 minutes for a police response after calling 9-1-1 to report a home invasion in progress. It happened in Dallas in recent days. Thankfully, the homeowner escaped the invasion with his life (if not his property). The robbers had plenty of time to grab some loot and scamper far, far away before 5-0 arrived. For those who think police will rescue them from criminal attack in the sprawling Dallas metroplex, this alarming incident has proven itself a big wake-up call.

Let’s face it, the only thing that stops bad people with evil in their heart is a good guy with a gun. A person can take proactive control of their own safety by being armed. Or, alternatively, the imprudent hopeful among us may eschew gun ownership and rely on the local constabulary. For those ill-prepared, they may actually welcome the words, “We’re from the government and we’re here to help.”

WFAA has the story:

Jamie was lying in his bed when he heard the footsteps. The robbers entered through the back door, just after his wife left for the airport.

“He pointed the gun at me and he said, ‘Don’t you say a thing. Don’t you dare move,’” says the 65-year-old M Streets homeowner. “He had the gun to my head and he made me turn over on my stomach.”

…“I still feel the gun on the back of my head,” he recalls. “He kept saying, ‘Where is the safe?’ and I would say, ‘I don’t have the safe’ and he would press [the gun] into my head.”Jamie waited for an hour and 27 minutes for Dallas police officers to arrive. They just didn’t have enough officers to respond sooner to the home invasion robbery.

Situations like Jamie’s are happening more, and more officers are leaving the department.

Dallas PD so far is meeting its eight-minute goal of responding to Priority 1 calls. Those include things like murders and robberies in progress.

But for Priority 2 calls – calls like Jamie’s — the department has fallen behind. The department has a 12-minute goal for those calls. These are things like disturbances and robberies that have already occurred.

How is the response time where you live?

…They ransacked the room. They took his phone, car keys, house keys, wallet, and other electronics. As they were leaving, the man told him to count to 100.

“I had gotten to seven or eight and it was almost like he had lost interest,” Jamie says. “He said, ‘Don’t you get up until I’m gone.’”

The men left.

At least the 9-1-1 operator was honest.

They repeatedly called 911 to find out what was taking so long.

“They would say, ‘Well, are they still in the house?’” he says. “I said, ‘No but the guy put a gun to my head. What if he’s still around here somewhere?’ Every time we were told, ‘Well, we don’t have anyone to send out. We’re shorthanded.’”

What are the odds that he’ll be visiting his local gun store in the near future?

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postheadericon Homeowner’s Son Shoots Three Teen Home Invasion Suspects With AR-15

WAGONER COUNTY, OKLAHOMA — When a group of three teen thugs invaded a home, they likely did not expect what they got — the homeowner’s son, armed and ready, with an AR-15.

According to authorities at the Wagoner County Sheriff’s Office, three people, all wearing masks, broke into the home via the back door, reports WPXI.

Their plan was to burglarize the home, but that was not to be.

Two of the suspects were 17, and one was 18, according to WPXI. It is unfortunate that they had to lose their lives at such a young age, but one of them was armed with a knife, and another was armed with brass knuckles.

There was no choice.

A fourth suspect was arrested — 21-year-old Elizabeth Marie Rodriguez was booked on three complaints of first-degree murder and three complaints of first-degree burglary. It is believed that she was to be the getaway driver… if anyone had gotten away.

Rodriguez was in the wrong state to pull getaway driver. as WPXI reports:

“In Oklahoma, those believed to be committing a felony that results in a death can face murder charges, even if they did not actually kill anyone.”

Yikes.

Now, we may disagree on whether or not the woman deserves charges for murder, but there’s no question that these intruders got what they deserved — and she did help with that.

What do you think?

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postheadericon Attempted Home Invasion In NY Ends With An Injured Homeowner And Deceased Intruder

ILION, NEW YORK — A local school was placed on lock-down after a reported shooting took place in the near vicinity. When Ilion police arrived at the residence, they found one intruder dead outside. It is believed that the occupant of the home successfully defended himself from the intruder through the use of a firearm.

“What we know right now is that it was a robbery attempt and the suspect entered the home, and the homeowner was able to shoot the suspect,” Ilion Police Chief Tim Parisi said to WKTV.

Police eventually identified the deceased suspect as Dasean Chastine, 24, of Kennedy Plaza in Utica. The homeowner took some damage to his head during the confrontation but was treated for injuries on site and released. This case is being treated as a self-defense incident.

While we commonly regard New York as an anti-gun state, there is a huge difference between New York City politics and upstate New York. In these areas, gun ownership is widely treated in a different fashion than in the five burroughs. That, however, has not translated to a decrease in criminal activity as criminals are under the assumption that occupants of a home are unwilling or unable to defend themselves against brute force.

That assumption didn’t pay out so well for Chastine. Another young man cut down because he took up the wrong profession. However, it’s pretty clear that if Chastine had not been shot, he would have continued to beat that occupant about the head — likely causing serious or maybe even fatal injury. All for what? All so he could take that man’s possessions and feel on top of the world for a couple days?

Well, that play doesn’t work out when you have homeowners who refuse to be victims. By owning a gun and having that gun accessible in the home, you’re able to fight back when bad guys kick in the front door. It doesn’t take an abnormal act of heroism to fight back. It just takes a little preparation.

It’s better to get treated for some minor head wounds and be alive than to have some thug parading around with your stuff in the streets and you’re unconscious or dead in your own living room. That’s not heroism — that’s just wanting to be alive.

Don’t be a hero, be a survivor. Carry a gun every single day — especially in the home.

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postheadericon Fugitive Home Intruder In Recent Home Invasion Cited As “Not A Threat To Public Safety” — Why Home Defense Is Up To You

AUBURN, NEW HAMPSHIRE — A lieutenant of a small New Hampshire town told the public that a home intruder who fled their pursuit is not to be considered a threat to public safety. This is after a home owner discovered that same man breaking into his home during the morning hours. The homeowner fired a single shot at the intruder, sending the suspect fleeing into the woods.

According to NH 1 News, Rockingham County deputies and New Hampshire State Police pursued the suspect for a limited time before losing track of him. The suspect’s general description was given to the local news media outlets but the enthusiasm in tracking this suspect down seems to be very limited.

Home defense really does come down to you. The police will show up after it’s over and gladly take your statement after the fact but they’re not interested in pursuing someone for several days or even several hours.

Think to yourself: what if this man was violent? What if he had no qualms about using violence to achieve his means and it was just one armed homeowner stopping him?

Now ask what would have happened if that homeowner had not been armed.

This is why home defense is safely within the jurisdiction of the occupants of that home. It’s every person’s duty to be prepared to fight off potential intruders. Each household can approach this in a fashion that benefits them best, but ultimately they have to pursue it.

In a future article, we’ll talk a bit more about home defense preparedness. There’s an issue of either staging a gun where it’s accessible for trusted family members to use or always carrying. We prefer always carrying. It’s a good habit to get into as a licensed concealed carrier and it’s also a fantastic choice for those who are just interested in keeping their home a bit safer.

You can’t use a gun that you don’t have on you. Your home deserves it and your family deserves it, too. Think defensively and carry within the home.

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postheadericon Husband And Wife Duo Put An End To Armed Home Invasion — With Not A Single Shot Fired

AKRON, OHIO — A husband and wife awoke to the sounds of someone breaking into their home. Both worked as a team to identify the intruder and subdue him by pointing firearms at him until police arrived. DeJuan McCraney, 38, of Akron, was taken into custody without incident and will be charged with breaking and entering.

According to Cleveland.com, police allege that McCraney was armed with a 9mm pistol he brought in his jacket pocket. Reports also indicate that McCraney had a prior conviction in 2001 for attempted murder.

This couple likely had absolutely no idea what caliber of bad guy they’d be dealing with. Because they acted in unison and could work as a team, they were able to end this situation with no shots fired.

Make no bones about it. This was an armed felon who had no compunction about the taking of life. If they showed up weak or expecting mercy, they’d have been woefully wrong.

No man is an island. We need other people to survive. Our family should be those people. As good as any of us are with a gun or as able bodied as we may think we are, every single one of us can fail. We can falter. We can miss.

That’s why your greatest asset is your family. If they’re able, if they’re willing, they can protect you as you protect them.

Every single time I encounter one of these stories, I’m thankful for all the brave men and women out there that are willing to work together to protect one another. That’s what makes this country so great and it’s yet another reason why gun ownership and training is such a boon for every family.

Not only do you have their back — they can have yours as well.

And when dealing with violent, armed criminals who think they can beat, rob, and kill their way to success — something every career politician seems to avoid actually discussing — the only thing standing in their way are people like you.

Responsible concealed carry, responsible gun ownership… It’s the hallmark of a free country and it’s worth keeping.

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postheadericon Early Morning Home Invasion Meets With Tough Resistance From Homeowner

COLUMBUS, OHIO — A homeowner was early to rise when he heard an intruder enter his home at approximately 4:30 a.m. Thankfully, he had a gun and was able to identify and shoot the suspect.

According to the Columbus Dispatch, Fredrick Eisnaugle, 27, was taken to a nearby hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. He is expected to recover and he is being charged with aggravated burglary.

Columbus police released a picture of Eisnaugle’s mug shot and his entire face is covered with tattoos. Whether this is his first go-round or not, we’re reminded as homeowners that it’s always important to keep that gun close. It’s hard to anticipate how a burglar is going to react when he’s confronted. At best, he could surrender and wait for police or, at worst, he could try his hand at gaining the upper hand against you.

In either case, it just makes sense to keep a gun nearby and ensure you feel you’re able to accurately and precisely put rounds on target if need be.

The homeowner stopped after Eisnaugle was neutralized. Neutralized, in this case, means your opponent poses no more a threat to you. That’s all that’s needed. The rest the police can handle.

Be safe and carry everyday, especially in the home.

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postheadericon Roommate Shoots And Kills Home Invasion Suspect

EVERETT, WASHINGTON — It’s unclear what the armed robbers were targeting when they broke into a multi-tenant apartment, but one thing is for sure: one of them won’t be returning. Two robbers armed with pepper spray broke in at approximately 4:45 am and demanded money and other items from folks in the living room. A roommate heard the disturbance, determined it was an armed robbery, and used his handgun to neutralize one of the robbers. The other robber fled the scene.

According to the Seattle Times, the robber who was shot died at the scene. Everett is located near Seattle and the Sheriff’s Department is investigating as to if the robbers were targeting anyone specifically.

No other tenants of the apartment were harmed and the roommate who shot the robber was not arrested.

The Sheriff’s Department has also notified nearby hospitals should anyone show up with gunshot wounds. Generally, showing up at any medical center with gunshot wounds will solicit some investigation from law enforcement.

The other robber has not been apprehended at this time and is still believed to be at large.

This shines a light on a situation many concealed carriers and gun owners have to contend with: roommates. With the cost of living in areas like Seattle skyrocketing in recent years, having roommates is sometimes the only cost-affordable solution.

With roommates, there is always the chance that complicated scenarios will arise.

The last thing we care about, as gun owners, is why an armed robber decides 4:45 am is the perfect time to pull of a heist. It’s quite clearly not our problem. Our problem is a direct, violent threat against our life and property.

This roommate did the right thing. He used sound judgment to determine this was a threatening situation that warranted the use of deadly force. He executed that deadly force with a good deal of precision considering the circumstances.

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postheadericon Why We Carry: Woman Fatally Shot By Thug While Fleeing Home Invasion

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND — This is the type of tragedy we train to avoid: a woman was shot outside her home trying to flee armed men who broke in and demanded money and drugs, according to Baltimore Police. She was found less than a few feet outside her own front door with a fatal gunshot wound to the neck.

You can’t hope to negotiate with thugs. These guys remind me more of raiders from the Fallout video game series than people we’d expect to be walking the streets.

As WBAL TV recounts, the police are investigating the crime as a drug-related home invasion. We’ll never know the full story, though, because the home owner is dead and the criminals who killed her are loose on the street.

Just another day in “gun progressive” Maryland.

While publications like the Baltimore Sun continually tout Maryland’s gun laws as “progressive”, they still keep wondering why gun violence is such a big thing in their progressive city. As we’ve said multiple times, bad guys will find a way to get a gun. They don’t need to shop around online or find some shady private sale loophole like the anti-gun propaganda loves to talk about… They can find one off the street, probably stolen, and will have little remorse about using it.

This is why law-abiding people need fewer restrictions. Everyone has an inalienable right to self-defense and the constitutional specifically allows people to keep and bear arms at their own discretion. Creating barriers and obstacles hinder a person’s ability to defend him or herself in his own home. The apologetics used in defending these practices — which are arguably defined as discrimination — is abhorrent and needs to come to a complete stop.

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postheadericon “This Gun Saved My Life”: Disabled Vet Survives Home Invasion

SAVANNAH, GEORGIA — Waking up to the sound of intruders attempting to enter his home, a disabled veteran readied his M&P Shield 9mm and prepared to respond with deadly force. Once inside, the robbers saw that the homeowner was armed and quickly ran off, spraying fire into his house. The homeowner returned fire but the would-be burglary suspects had already made their escape.

This homeowner credits his survival of this encounter with his handgun, according to WTOC 11.

“This gun saved my life,”  the homeowner said to reporters. “Without this gun, I might not be here right now.”

While police are investigating the crime scene for any information that can lead to the identity or whereabouts of the armed robbers, the gunowner claims that the armed robbers identified themselves as the police. Using his surveillance system, he was able to remotely see the robbers and confirm that they were not likely officers of the law.

The police are supposedly taking this matter seriously because in addition to the felonies associated with breaking and entering and firing on an occupant of a dwelling, the culprits were also impersonating police. It makes for a hairy situation and it’s a warning to homeowners to double down on safety precautions to properly identify potential friend from foe at the entryways of one’s home.

According to the man and his surveillance footage, as the armed robbers were breaking down his door, they were also identifying themselves as police. There really is nothing that criminals won’t do to try to gain an advantage when sacking another person’s dwelling.

Realizing that they weren’t going to stop and they were likely armed, the vet had little choice but to ready himself.

“I immediately grabbed my 9 millimeter Smith and Wesson M&P [Shield], loaded it up, and waited for them to come all the way in,” he said.

If he hadn’t been able to return fire or prove ready resistance to the home invaders, this situation could have ended much more brutally. These guys knew there was likely someone home and they were obviously armed. Thankfully, this home owner had the right idea.

  • Surveillance systems to monitor entryways

Not only can this save your life, it can also prove documentation and proof to help identify your assailants and intruders

  • Personal protection firearm ready and a good defensive position marked out

If your assailants are so kind as to knock on the front door with their feet, do them the favor and take up a good defensive position with ample cover and concealment.

One additional recommendation: consider self-defense rounds. Frangible copper or jacketed hollow point add an additional layer of damage to soft tissues while reducing penetration through thin surfaces throughout the house.

All in all, good job homeowner.

Carry everyday and stay prepared — especially at home.

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