Posts Tagged ‘Yard’

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.

Concealed Nation

postheadericon Why We Carry At Home: Homeowner Attacked While Doing Yard Work, Luckily He Was Carrying His Gun

TULSA, OKLAHOMA — A man was outside his home doing yard work when he was approached by an intoxicated man who began to assault him. At the same time, police were driving around the neighborhood in search of a person’s “very intoxicated friend who was causing problems.”

During that talk, police heard a gunshot.

When police got to the home they saw the homeowner applying pressure to a gunshot to Claunch’s neck. The homeowner, who is in his 70s, told police the man approached while he was doing yard work and punched him in the back of the head.

The homeowner said the man continued to beat him and even “mounted” him to hit him.

The homeowner, in his 70’s, was carrying his firearm and shot the man in the neck, identified as Lance Claunch. After the event, Claunch was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Before ending up at the 70-year-old’s home, Claunch was seen acting strangely around the neighborhood.

Police responded to a call where a woman told them someone was acting oddly on her property – rolling around in the yard and pounding on her door. Another 911 caller said a man, who appeared to be very intoxicated, was hiding in one person’s bushes and knocking on another’s door.

Alcohol or not, Claunch assaulted an elderly man and paid the price as a result. This is a perfect example of why we encourage folks to keep their firearms on them even while at home. The last thing this man thought would happen … did happen. And on his own property as he did routine yard work.

And, carry on.

Concealed Nation