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postheadericon Robber Shot By His Own Gun While Trying To Rob Ride-Share Driver

CHICAGO, IL — While trying to rob his ride-share driver, one thug found himself on the wrong end of his own firearm when the driver decided to resist his attack.

I guess if you’re in Chicago and don’t own a firearm, you just have to make due with the bad guy’s sometimes. You gotta do what you gotta do.

As South Side Patch reports:

A man who attempted to rob his ride-share driver early Tuesday morning was shot while the driver attempted to disarm him. Police said a 25-year-old man was arrested and hospitalized following the incident at 2:02 a.m. in the 7200 block of South St. Lawrence, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

The passenger attempted to rob the driver at gunpoint at that location when the driver,also a 25-year-old man, attempted to disarm him and the gun went off. The alleged robber was the one who was shot in the hand when the gun went off. Charges are pending Thursday, the Sun-Times reports.

The ride-share driver had a Lyft sticker on the vehicle, but he has not been an active Lyft driver for two months and the incident had nothing to do with Lyft.

Ah, Chicago. It’s been a minute since we last hear from our northern friends. Glad to hear that the crime hasn’t gotten less insane.

I think many share my combined sense of both astonishment and elation at the chronic ability of bad guys to keep their guns in their hands.

It’s really not that hard.

This situation would have been a great deal safer, however, if the driver had a firearm of their own. Granted, it’s a great deal harder to conceal carry in Chicago than other areas.

Stay safe, and stay armed, when and wherever you can.

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postheadericon TRAGIC: Woman, Being Attacked By Dog, Is Accidentally Shot And Killed By Man Trying To Save Her

DETROIT, MICHIGAN — An armed citizen with nothing but good intentions was trying to stop a vicious dog attack on a woman in his neighborhood. While trying to save the woman, the man shot her while trying to stop the dog.

Local media reports;

Police said the woman was dragged into the street by the dog, which neighbors described as a stray of no specific breed. She was crying for help when a friend of hers who lives nearby heard her.

“Our resident, seeing this — he’s a CPL holder — came out of his home and engaged the dog,” Detroit police Capt. Darin Szilagy said. “He fired an unknown number of shots to try to stop the attack. Unfortunately, during that action, the woman was struck.”

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

The dog, who is believed to have been injured, has not yet been located.

This is a tragic story of how things can go wrong when a firearm is introduced into a scenario. This man, with good intentions, wound up taking a life that he was trying his best to save.

What can we learn from this incident?

In situations like this, such as a woman and attacking dog in close proximity, it’s essential to make sure that a clear shot is had. If it’s not, the situation gets much more difficult. As a once in a lifetime event with so many variables, it’s tough to make the proper decision at the time. Firing a shot into the ground near the attack could be enough to catch the dog off guard long enough for the woman to escape, but it’s an unknown just like anything else.

I can’t say for sure, but I’d see myself doing the following:

  1. Running up to the attack and yelling loudly to try and distract the dog
  2. If that didn’t work, try to kick the dog off of the woman
  3. If that also didn’t work, the dog probably has a grip on the woman and I would try to get as close as possible to the dog to fire a shot that was as far away from the woman as possible

Again, it’s impossible to determine what would have worked and what wouldn’t have worked. To be in this man’s shoes is an impossible feat, as I imagine he is in a great deal of distress over what happened.

In the end, certain situations are impossible to control, and our hearts go out to the woman who was killed, and the man who is unintentionally responsible.

Share your thoughts below.

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postheadericon Another Bad Guy Learns The Hard Way After Being Shot In The Neck By The Person He Was Trying To Rob

KANAWHA COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA — A homeowner critically shot a burglar in the neck after the burglar attempted a broad daylight home invasion on his property. The burglar’s condition and status is not immediately available but the extent of his injuries would predicate some serious medical attention.

According to WOWK Tri-state News 13, the burglar broke in around 4 p.m. The homeowner was home at the time and able to retrieve his gun. The burglar was shot in the neck and immediately retreated from the scene.

By the time Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office responded, the suspect had already fled the residence and retreated to a nearby building where it is believed he was taken into custody.

When seconds matter, having a gun nearby can be the difference between being a victim and survival. This homeowner was able to defend himself because he was armed with a gun. That makes things a lot easier rather than having to fight a burglar with some improvised tool.

In general, we tend to advocate for evade, barricade, arm, communicate, respond. This can take the form of retreating to a safe room and using a gun to cover a single doorway. However, if you’re stuck out in the open when a burglary occurs, your best bet is to have a gun already on you. There’s only way to guarantee that: carry a gun in the house.

It doesn’t take much to put a handgun into a holster and wear it around the house. Not only does this mean you can respond in a fraction of the time it would take you to retrieve the gun, it means that the gun is under your positive control the entire time.

That is so critical.

Positive control over a firearm is the best way to ensure it’s ready when you need it — and it’s not accessible by someone else.

A criminal wouldn’t think twice about using your own gun against you. Don’t think twice about whether or not you want that gun attached to your hip at all times.

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postheadericon Two New Gun Control Videos Were Released This Week And We’re Trying To Determine Which One Is The Worst

If there’s one truth about YouTube, it’s this: If the owner of a video disables comments and upvotes/downvotes, it’s a video that should not be trusted. Agreed?

Alright, moving on.

VIDEO 1

The first video was produced by the Brady Campaign and features a Alice In Wonderland theme. We’re off to a great start, I know.

In the video, Alice shoots herself in the face. Yea, really.

I understand that they want to get people to lock up their guns, but using a theme such as Alice In Wonderland is just… creepy and weird.

The video is said to be a response to a recent NRA publication titled Little Red Riding Hood (Has A Gun), but that story is about good vs evil. Granny is ready to take that wolf out.

HotAir.com reports;

As the Washington Free Beacon reports, [The Brady Campaign] responded with a frank, well researched argument about how these portrayals are unproductive and offered alternate suggestions for crafting a more nuanced, accurate argument.

Naw… I’m just kidding. They produced their own fairy tale which features Alice of Wonderland fame shooting herself in the face.

And of course, they’ve disabled user comments. Their video likes aren’t looking too fantastic, either.

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Their likes vs dislikes aren’t looking too healthy, either.

VIDEO 2

Moving on to what I’m really writing this article about… video 2.

The second video comes to the world from States United to Prevent Gun Violence. This is the first I’ve heard of them, and they sure do what to make a point. I feel the point was missed, though. By a long shot.

In the video, they fake a new action movie FILLED WITH GUNS!!!! and dupe people into thinking it’s a real movie that’s just been released. Once the theater fills and the movie starts rolling, everyone in the audience is in for a rude awakening.

Give it a watch, and then let’s continue.

Yea, I know. I’ll just start with the obvious parts.

The Glorification Of Guns

Their main argument is that our culture glorifies guns in Hollywood and beyond. Everyone seems excited to see this new blood, guts and guns movie. But what’s wrong with that, really? I appreciate a great action movie and if it has guns in it, so be it.

Fact check: I’m not a criminal, but I enjoy movies with guns. Shocking!

One of my favorite movie franchises is the Ocean’s trilogy. You know, Ocean’s 11, 12 and 13. Even though I have a slight obsession with the movies (that and the movie 21, which is based on the true story of some college kids and a professor knocking over Vegas), I’m still not about to go rob a casino. Or do anything illegal, for that matter. Do you know why?

Fact check: I’m not a criminal.

Just because you like something, or like the idea of something, doesn’t mean you’re destined to act out that very thing. There’s such thing as entertainment and for the vast majority of folks, that’s where it ends.

We’ve Covered Most Of The Stories They Displayed

And for good reason. We share these exact stories and videos so that people can have a better idea of the crime that happens in our country. And to be prepared for it if they choose to do so. Remember, each real ‘scene’ that they showed in the video above was perpetrated by a bad guy and not a law-abiding gun owner. You know, the other 99.99999% of people with guns.

It’s Still Not The Guns, And It Never Will Be

Mid-video, they flash the following words on screen:

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If I could make a correction to their misdirected point…

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What it boils down to at the end of the day is what it always has… bad people exist and will try and do harm to others, whether they have a gun or not. In these particular examples, the bad guys used guns. But what if the victims were able to fight back in an effort to save themselves and others? Would they still be against guns then?

I should create the same movie, but with real-life stories of law-abiding gun owners successfully defending themselves against the same bad guys we see in theirs. I wonder how the crowd would react with that motion picture.

The Reactions Weren’t Thought Out

When interviewed after the presentation was over, a few people gave their thoughts to the camera about what they just saw. Let’s take a look at a few of those responses.

  1. “When you see what really happens, it’s kind of pretty disgusting and disturbing.”
    I couldn’t agree more, and I’ll even say that it’s real life. Because it is. No person of sane mind would disagree with this first comment and if they do, they’re likely one of the bad guys.
  2. “It was horrible, actually. I found it way too disturbing.”
    Again, this is a valid statement made by anyone with a heart. We’re on track so far.
  3. “You’re waiting for someone to save the day, and you’re waiting for everybody to, you know, stand up and we’re all ok. But it’s not like that.”
    Wouldn’t this be a great argument for guns in the hands of the good guys that were unfortunate enough to be looking evil in the eyes? It’s a good enough argument for me, I’ll tell you that.
  4. “You’ve got to be crazy to think that somehow guns are making us safer.”
    There are hundreds of stories that make the news each year that demonstrate guns saving lives, and thousands more that are not reported on. Just because we don’t see it on a daily basis doesn’t mean they don’t happen. I am in a position where I see bad guys doing bad things each day, based on the stories I cover. Adding a good guy with a gun into nearly every scenario is game-changing… for the good guy.
  5. “Go watch this before you buy a gun.”
    As if this gentleman is saying that everyone who goes out and buys a gun is going to head out to murder people with it. That’s not how this works, and it’s not ever going to be like that. I propose a documentary on alcohol-related car accidents and any other negative effects of alcohol with the theme; “Before you decide to drink alcohol, watch this movie.” We know that everyone who has a drink will wind up killing someone, right? Wrong. It’s called being responsible, and the same responsibility comes with gun ownership.

This video also doesn’t do too well in the comments section, or the like and dislikes. Why is that? Because both were disabled for this video. I didn’t even know you could hide the likes/dislikes count from a video until today.

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Once again, a lot of time was wasted with the creation of a video that really doesn’t prove anything. At all. If anything was proven, it’s that more people should be in a position to defend themselves against the crazies. With guns.

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postheadericon Beware spear phishers trying to hijack your website

If you fail to take proper care, it would be all too easy to type your password into a phishing site and hand control of your website over to a online criminal gang.

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postheadericon Why We Carry: Family Comes Home During Burglary In Progress, Suspects Shoot At Them While Trying To Get Away

RICHLAND COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA — A family of four were pulling up to their home Wednesday night when they noticed a vehicle parked out front that they did not recognize. They innocently pulled up behind the vehicle. What happened next … Continue reading
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postheadericon Robber Shot By Bakery Owner While Trying To Steal Their Dough

HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT — When a previously convicted felon attempted to rob Barranquitas Mini Bakery, he wound up with yet another felony charge and a gun shot to the leg.  Witnesses and police both recalled the scene for WTNH. “There was … Continue reading
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