Posts Tagged ‘Wife’

postheadericon Why We Plan For The Worst — Pit Bulls Attack And Kill Wife, Maul Husband

A married couple went for a walk not far from the iconic Route 66 going through Kentucky. The Bell County Sheriff’s Office reported that the couple were attacked by two dogs. They viciously pounced and killed the man’s wife before he was able to take out his gun and shoot.

According to US News, one of the dogs was killed and the other took off. They are believed to be pitbulls — not belonging to the couple.

It’s a heart wrenching story involving the loss of life. Thankfully, the man thought to carry a concealed handgun on his walk. He wasn’t fast enough to save his wife’s life but he was able to save himself.

There’s a natural confusion that sets in when what we expect to encounter — like a nice walk with our significant other — takes a turn for the horrific.

A dog attack happening randomly out in the woods is about the last thing any normal person would expect.

It’s also why we promote the concept of preparing for the worst while hoping for the best.

There’s a very slim chance any concealed carrier will ever need to pull his or her gun in self-defense. That slim chance, though, could happen to any one of us.

There are irresponsible people out there in this world that don’t care if their dogs get loose. There are bad people who prey upon others. There are wild animals that are aggressively territorial.

Any number of reasons can culminate into a self-defense gun situation. If you don’t have your concealed carry pistol on you, you’re depending upon sheer brute force and will to survive an encounter. It may not be enough.

These two pit bulls are powerful examples of aggressive animals attacking. If they managed to knock down and kill the wife before setting upon the husband, there’s a good chance that if he wasn’t armed, he wouldn’t have stood even half a chance of keeping himself alive.

That’s why we wrote this article about defending yourself while defending your family.

We strongly believe that a defensive mindset needs to incorporate not just you but also anyone you plan on protecting. You can’t protect anyone if you’re down and you certainly can’t protect yourself if you’re not carrying a concealed handgun.

It’s also why we cover incidents reminding gun owners why we carry.

Our Second Amendment right is reinforced by our daily commitment to carry a concealed handgun. It’s not just for yourself. You’re doing it for your close family and friends. There are people who depend upon you to defend yourself and them if the worst comes to pass.

If you’re someone who’s on the fence about carrying a gun, check out our article on why it’s okay to carry a gun you feel comfortable with versus trying to carry bigger or badder. Any bullet is a good bullet so long as it’s coming out of the barrel of your gun and heading towards a bad guy. It doesn’t need to be a big round. Heck, it can be as small and easy to manage as a .25 ACP.

Pick a gun you feel comfortable carrying. Practice with it at the range. Get your concealed carry permit. Get a holster you feel confident will keep solid retention over the gun. Carry concealed everywhere, everyday.

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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 Prominent Atlanta Attorney Has A Negligent Discharge — Wife Fatally Shot

ATLANTA, GEORGIA — In a case that the Atlanta police are handling delicately, prominent Atlanta attorney Claud “Tex” McIver negligently discharged his firearm and the resulting discharge punched through the front seat of his Ford Expedition and through his wife. The couple were being driven through Atlanta to see another client when they hit a section of active protest from the Black Lives Matter movement. Potentially wary of the group’s violent tendencies, McIver got out his snub-nosed .38 revolver and placed it on the seat beside him. After passing through that section of protest, he says he nodded off but woke up when the gun went off. The resulting impact of the bullet penetrated the front seat where his wife was sitting and through her back.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the wife was transported to Emory University and taken in through the emergency department. She died later that day in surgery. Both are considered to be prominent citizens in Atlanta and operate a profitable marketing venture together.

McIver is described as being extremely distraught and in considerable mental anguish over the incident and police are taking matters slowly to ensure the case is properly investigated.

“This is one of those situations we’re working through very slowly,” police Sgt. Warren Pickard said. “We want to get it right.”

McIver is on the Board of Elections for the State of Geogia and his wife ran an extremely successful marketing firm to which he was on the board of directors. In addition to his own practice, McIver is described as a philanthropist and extremely professional. He told police he doesn’t remember pulling the trigger and it’s believed that the discharge occurred when the vehicle went over a bump. It was unsecured in a seat beside him.

If anything, this should demonstrate that guns don’t discriminate. And guns don’t have a mind of their own. When outside of our control, a gun needs to be secured in a holster. Having a gun is a great thing. There is responsibility attached to that. There is no such thing as an accident when it comes to the discharge of a firearm. There is purposeful discharge and negligent discharge. We’re responsible for both.

As daily concealed carriers, we cannot be caught in this situation. We can’t afford to be caught in this situation. The resulting catastrophe is too great and the impact on those who depend upon us is permanent.

Secure the damn firearm when it’s not in use. Put it in a holster. It’s not hard and it’s guaranteed to never go off unless you pull the trigger.

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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 [CCW IN ACTION] Armed Robber Tries To Mug Wife — Doesn’t See Armed Husband Standing Behind Him

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA — An armed robber walked into a rental property agency and levelled his illegally obtained pistol directly at the head of the owner’s wife.  Little did he forget to see her husband walk out from behind a house … Continue reading
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