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postheadericon Home Invader Shot Multiple Times, Learns The Thug Life Sucks

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — A man in his 40’s, which is too old to be breaking into homes, was quickly stopped when the homeowner opened fire as he tried to break in.

Local media reports;

A 44-year-old man suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the body at 10:54 p.m. as he was trying to break into a home in the 4500 block of South St. Lawrence, according to Chicago Police.

The homeowner told investigators that he opened fire after the man forced his way into the home with a crowbar, police said. The suspect then jumped into a vehicle, which fled to Mercy Hospital. The man was expected to be transferred in critical condition to Stroger Hospital.

There isn’t a whole lot more to say about this story, except for this; What I don’t understand with thugs is the following:

  • They think they’re tough
  • When faced with an armed ‘victim’, they run
  • That makes them not so tough
  • Then, they want medical attention after being shot

A true thug would go home with his bullet wounds and pull the bullets out himself after chugging some hard liquor to dull the pain. That’s true thug life. But alas, these criminals are pansies and want proper medical attention so they don’t die. What kind of thug is that?

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postheadericon Teen Attempts Re-Entry After Sneaking Out, Family Member Makes Mistake of Their Life

INDIANAPOLIS, IA — A teenager was shot and killed by his own family after his re-entrance in the middle of the night was mistaken for an attempted break-in.

According to RTV 6:

Officers were called to a home in the 1800 block of Routiers Avenue around 4:15 a.m. for a person shot. When they arrived they found a teen lying inside the door of the home, suffering a gunshot wound. That teen was pronounced dead at the scene.

A family member told police that they thought everyone who was supposed to be home at the time was already in the house and that someone was trying to break in. “It’s a very tragic accidental shooting of a family member,” IMPD Officer Jim Gillespie said. The teen was identified as Eugene Dobbins.

Police are not releasing what family member was involved in the shooting. Two people were taken to IMPD headquarters for questioning. Police will work with the Marion County prosecutors office to determine if charges will be filed.

It was later revealed that the teen was either sneaking out or coming back home from having sneaked out. Figures. But there are a couple of lessons that can be taken from this.

1. Family security and trust is everything. What this teen did was unwise, especially if he knew that their family was armed and ready to shoot an intruder, but there is a chance that this could have been avoided by upholding family security — being vigilant about differences of behavior that might indicate that family members are doing something strange is important even when the circumstances aren’t this dire.

2. Vitally important for the shooter — know what you’re aiming at. “Vague shadow” will not hold up in court, and in cases especially like this, the consequences are heart-breaking.

Know your target. Keep your family safe. Please don’t make this kind of mistake.

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postheadericon Would you trust your smartphone with your life?

Smartphone security is, of course, essential these days, but how confident are you in your device’s ability to help keep you safe and secure?

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postheadericon Backup your (digital) life

In the digital age, data backup is essential. Find out how you can protect yourself ahead of World Backup Day, which falls on April Fool’s Day.

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postheadericon Uber Driver Forced To Defend His Own Life As Well As His Passenger’s After Attempted Carjacking — Why We Carry Everyday!

AVENTURA, FLORIDA — An Uber driver picked up a passenger at 5 a.m. to head to the airport. This is nothing new in the life of an Uber driver living outside Miami. Everyday these guys are responsible for getting people safely to and from the airport and other major destinations. However, today was different. Not only did he give his passenger a ride — he potentially saved his life as well.

According to CBS Miami, a gray van pulled in front of the Uber car as it entered the freeway. A man got out, armed with two guns, and attempted to commandeer the driver’s vehicle. Thankfully, the Uber driver was a properly licensed concealed carrier and was able to get his own handgun out and shoot the would-be carjacker.

When police arrived, they discovered the attempted carjacker was deceased and began taking witness testimony. Police concluded that this man used justifiable deadly force to defend himself. A District Attorney will likely make a final ruling but self-defense appears to be evident.

This was a situation that’s far outside the norm for most people but unfortunately, Uber drivers, delivery drivers, and plenty of business owners have to worry about some thug trying to commandeer their vehicle at gunpoint. It’s a real threat — especially if you drive a newer model vehicle.

That’s why concealed carry is so essential. Not only do you protect yourself, but you maintain the right to not be some idle victim in the event of a violent armed robbery. Bad guys don’t care what you lose — they just want your stuff. And they’ll take it by any means at their disposal. That’s why you have the responsibility to defend yourself. An everyday concealed carry handgun can do precisely that.

This guy followed the law, did what he was supposed to, and likely saved his own life in the process. As for his passenger in the backseat, he likely appreciated not being stuck in a vehicle with an armed bad guy.

Whether you’re an Uber driver, pizza delivery man, or just a concealed carrier who understands the value in protecting your life, carrying a concealed handgun every single day can truly save you. That’s why we promote carrying every single day, knowing the law, and in the event of a defensive gun use scenario, covering your own hide.

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postheadericon Dorkbot: Life after disruption

A year ago on 2nd December 2015, a collaboration between major cybersecurity firms, law enforcement and software providers – including ESET and Microsoft – successfully managed to disrupt Dorkbot, a malware family that had been infiltrating systems worldwide for over four years. Since its detection in April 2011, Dorkbot had caused numerous problems for businesses

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postheadericon Fast Acting Convenience Store Clerk Saves Own Life By Taking Robber’s Instead

ORANGE PARK, FLORIDA — When an armed suspect entered a convenience store, one concealed carrier knew he had seconds to determine if he was friend or foe. The clerk, who has a permit to carry a concealed handgun, saw a man park in front of the store and leave his car running, he suspected something nefarious was brewing. By the time the suspected robber revealed he had a loaded handgun, the clerk drew his pistol and shot him center mass.

According to the Florida Times-Union, the suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. The deceased has been identified as 29-year-old William Kyle Smith. The incident was captured by video surveillance at the scene but has not been released to the general public. The clerk had his name withheld from the story on account of his lawful use of a handgun in protecting himself and stopping the commission of a violent felony.

This happens only two weeks from an internet cafe clerk having to use deadly force to protect himself from an armed robber and nearly two months from another incident at a gas station nearby. In that incident, both the clerk and the suspect were shot.

Concealed carriers — and especially clerks working behind the counter — in the state of Florida seem to need that everyday carry gun more and more.

In this particular case, the clerk is not expected to be charged with any crime but the gas station’s management has withheld comment.

This is an increasing reality of life or death situations. Small clues, such as a man quickly pulling up in his car and jumping out with a gun, only give us mere seconds to respond.

Believe it or not, that’s not a lot to go on when you’re contemplating whether or not you need to use deadly force to protect yourself. One thing is for certain, this clerk refused to be a victim.

That only happens when the concealed carrier makes a conscious decision to carry everyday, everywhere legally possible. At a place like a convenience store, it just makes sense to protect yourself and those around you. This guy did it right. While we hope no one else will need to, we know it’s going to happen.

Why not prepare for it? Carry concealed everyday.

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postheadericon Homeowner Shoots 2 Armed Intruders, One Leaves With His Life

TAWAS CITY, MICHIGAN — Police discovered a homeowner going door to door with a gun, seeking help after a violent home invasion left one suspect dead and another seriously injured. Officers investigating the scene saw one slain suspect still had his mask on while the other managed to get a small distance before collapsing.

via Michigan Live

“The initial investigation revealed the subject who was going door to door was seeking help regarding a home invasion and robbery which had just occurred in his residence,” said Special 1st Lt. David Kaiser in the press release.

The police initially responded to 911 calls relating to the sound of rifle fire. Because the crime occurred around 8:20 p.m., it was likely dark out and homeowners were naturally suspicious of anyone going door-to-door with a gun in his hand.

Thankfully, police arrived and were able to assess the situation and see that the homeowner had indeed defended himself against two armed attackers. He did not know either of them. According to his testimony, the two masked robbers broke down his door and were brandishing hunting knives. He retrieved a rifle and shot both of them — one of them critically and the other was immediately killed.

There’s a good chance the 66-year-old man was absolutely in shock after having to defend his life from two violent strangers.

This is one of the hard realities of defensive gun use. It can be hard to push aside the traumatic effects of the incident itself and seek help from those nearby. People may either be hesitant to help or be in fear themselves.

The suspect that was critically injured is currently undergoing medical treatment for his injuries. No further word on his status but if he survives, he will be in custody until charges are brought against him by the District Attorney’s office. The slain robber had his name kept from the original news article pending notification to his next-of-kin.

In either case, there’s absolutely no doubt in my mind that this scenario would have ended extremely poorly for this homeowner if he had not been able to get hold of a firearm. These two suspects were not at all interested in just stealing a few things and leaving. That’s why it’s so important to stay armed, every single day, especially in the house. It’s impossible to anticipate when you will need a firearm, so keep one close no matter where you go.

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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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postheadericon Armed Neighbors Save Elderly Man’s Life After Hearing Cries For Help

GWINNETT COUNTY, GEORGIA — An elderly man’s life was saved when neighbors heard his cries for help from inside his home. Karen Duncan, who was walking up the pathway to a friend’s home, heard the cries and then sprang into action. … Continue reading
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