Posts Tagged ‘Never’

postheadericon Armed Robber Tried To Mug Three Dudes Grilling Out In The Front Yard… Never Getting Invited To Anyone’s Barbecue Now.

RIVIERA BEACH, FLORIDA — Three men were having a barbecue on the front lawn when Julnord Vilsaint, 36, showed up with a gun and demanded their possessions. One of the men got a shotgun out from the bed of his truck and shot Vilsaint twice. Vilsaint collapsed and later died.

According to a police spokeswoman’s report to WPTV West Palm Beach Florida News, police found Vilsaint dead in the road. Beneath his body was a handgun believed to be in his possession and one of the victim’s cell phones. Police searched around the area and discovered a stolen vehicle that they believe Vilsaint drove to the scene of the crime.

The incident happened around 8:55 p.m. and it is still under investigation.

Three people hanging out, having a good time, and all of the sudden an armed robber appears. What do you do?

It’s too late to make those second guesses about a firearm when the situation is underway. Thankfully, one of the guys there was able to retrieve his shotgun. It could have gone way worse. Once the robber’s gun is already out, it’s extremely easy to mess things up. It’s even harder when that gun is not directly in your possession.

I don’t know a single person who sits in their front yard, grilling, with a shotgun slung. I’m sure it happens but it’s just not the circles I normally run in. So, in order to make it all the way over to the bed of a truck and retrieve a shotgun, point, and fire twice, Vilsaint must have not been paying attention or had his attention focused away from him.

That’s a dangerous strategy, too. Running a ploy to pull a bad guy’s attention away can open up another victim to attack. It can also get you hurt.

In these sorts of potentially violent situations, it all comes down to the choice of whether or not you’re willing to be a victim. In a recent article we did about Lance Thomas’ experience as a concealed carrier in Los Angeles during the mid-90s, we remarked on his resolve.

Despite facing down the barrel of a loaded gun multiple times, he still had the resolve to draw his gun and fire. He lived. In many cases, the bad guys didn’t. But he also got shot multiple times.

That’s the situation we’re unfortunately faced with once the gun is out and pointed at someone. If it’s not us, it’s someone — and we all hope it’s the bad guy.

This guy did a decent enough job. Let’s all do our part and stay prepared the best way we know how — carry everyday.

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postheadericon “You Just Never Know Who’s Packing Heat”: Senior Citizen Defends Himself And Wife Against Two Thugs On Philly Street

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA — “I think the moral of the story is you just never know who’s packing heat,” said Anthony Conte, who spoke with reporters after an incident involving two young males and an elderly couple.

The incident happened Tuesday night while an elderly man and his wife were walking down the street, on their way back home after work. What happened next was unprovoked, and something they never thought would happen.

They told police two men passed them. One of those men said to the husband, “What are you looking at?” then punched him, threw him to the ground and continued assaulting him.

Then they turned their attention to the wife, in her 50s, punching and knocking her down as well.

When the fists started flying, the elderly man, known in the neighborhood as a long-time resident and goes by ‘Old Man Sal’ according to locals, warned the young men that he had a firearm.

“They attack him. They attacked his wife. He begged to stop. Him and his wife pulled away. They kept on coming,” said Kenneth Young. “He explained he has a firearm. They said they don’t care. They punched him in the face.”

Leaving no other options, Old Man Sal drew his .45 caliber pistol and fired shots at the young men, hitting one in the stomach and the other in the shoulder near his neck.

Surveillance video shows the young men walking across the street, injured, and eventually finding a bench for them to relax on… and take in the severity of their wounds. Police found them and took them both to the hospital. The suspects are said to be in stable condition.

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In the image above, you can see the suspect hunched over while sitting down, likely feeling something worse than heartburn in his abdomen. His accomplice, standing up, is seen holding his hand on his shoulder wound. Both injuries are courtesy of an elderly man who decided to carry a firearm in order to keep himself and his wife from being easy targets.

Police are calling this a case of self-defense.

An attorney for the couple says that the man suffered extensive damage to his face and eye.

“This was a matter of life or death. If he didn’t do what he did, and he didn’t have the training to do it. I think we would be at a funeral right now. It’s that bad,” Young said.

When good, honest people are able to defend themselves against crime, it’s a good day. I wish the couple a quick and full recovery, and hope for swift justice against their young attackers.

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postheadericon It’s Never A Good Idea To Show Up On Somebody Else’s Property Looking For A Confrontation — And This Is Why…

HENDERSON COUNTY, KENTUCKY — It’s a brief headline in the local LEX 18 but you can be sure there’s plenty behind it.  A 69-year-old homeowner called police to tell them he shot a 36-year-old.  When Kentucky State Troopers arrived on … Continue reading
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postheadericon A Perfect Example Of Why I Will Never Support “Smart Guns”

Volvo has showed us why technology can’t always be trusted, even after hundreds or thousands of hours worth of tinkering with this high-tech technology. Journalists gathered in the Dominican Republic to see the Volvo XC60 demonstrate its state-of-the-art parking assist … Continue reading
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