Posts Tagged ‘Well’

postheadericon Home Occupant Exchanges Gunfire With Intruder — SPOILER: It Doesn’t End Well For The Intruder

SUMNER, IOWA — Investigators in Bremer County are still trying to figure out why a man traveled out into rural Iowa to break into a home and exchange gunshots with occupants of that home. In the ensuing fight, one of the residents was also shot but survived the encounter.

According to Bremer County Sheriff Dan Pickett’s statement to KCCI Des Moines News, the wounded resident was taken to a nearby hospital for medical treatment. The intruder, identified as Steven Anthony, 46, was pronounced dead at the scene. Anthony has been identified as the alleged intruder but investigators are confused why a man would travel 150 miles from Davenport, IA, to break into a home.

The best person to answer that question is deceased.

In the absence of any good evidence or proof that he had a cause or that any of the occupants of the home knew Anthony, investigators are probably going to stick with a self-defense ruling and leave it at that. We can’t be sure, however, because plenty of things do often show up during the investigative process.

Law enforcement is always curious why a bad guy picks a particular home. Sometimes it’s because the bad guy has been told that there’s goodies in the home. Other times, it could be something much more base like a prolonged vendetta. And, yet, still other times it just happens because the bad guy thinks that home just looks promising.

It’s not so much a question the residents of a home really have to answer. Their job is to stay alive. And with bad guys showing up through their door, they wisely invested in firearms for home defense.

Always a good call.

Because bad guys come in all shapes and sizes and possess a wild variety of motivations, it’s near impossible to figure out what motivates any particular one. If a criminal is willing to rob a convenience store for $ 200 and a pack of Marlboros, who’s to say he’s not willing to break into a home occupied by strangers?

While it’s the job of police to figure all of this out — an often impossible task — it’s the job of us law-abiding gun owners to stay armed and alert even while we’re at home.

Personally, I suggest a home surveillance system of some kind. It’s nice to know who’s trying to break in through the garage at three in the morning.

Nothing quite substitutes the role of the gun in the home. When it comes down to surviving a dangerous unknown — which a bad guy breaking in most certainly is — having the means to protect your life is of the greatest importance. Keep a gun nearby. Ideally, carry it in your everyday concealed carry or open carry holster of choice. It cuts down on the time you need to defend yourself so you can focus on the important things: getting your family to relative safety, finding cover, and calling the police.

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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 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 Happy Holidays! We’ll Be Back On Sunday. . . 72 Hour Vacation FTW!

With Christmas right around the corner, we wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Happy New Year! Enjoy this time with family friends. We’ll be back Sunday afternoon, as we’re taking a full 72 hours off. It’s a Concealed … Continue reading
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postheadericon [CCW IN ACTION] It’s Not Delivery, It’s Defense! Pizza Delivery Driver Dishes Out A Well Placed Shot To Armed Robber

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA — The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office confirmed that a pizza delivery driver was held up on the Westside of the city while making a delivery run.  Sources at CBS WJAX-TV 47 confirm that the delivery driver was approached by … Continue reading
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