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At Home and at Work, Alone and With Friends – More Self Defense Gun Stories

Convenience Store Clerk Fires Shot, Intruder Flees
U.S.A.– (Ammoland.com)- You didn’t see this news covered by the mainstream media, but again this week, responsible gun owners defended themselves and the people they love. Self-defense instructor Ben Branam joins the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast to look at four new examples. Were these gun owners lucky, or were they well trained? (24-minute audio)
These victims saved lives because they had a gun and good habits.


 
First story-  Do you have your firearm nearby late at night? 
You hear a crashing sound. It is 10:45 at night when you hear gunshots in your apartment. You grab your gun and open your bedroom door. A stranger is waving a gun around and shooting. The attacker points his gun at you, and you shoot him. He drops the gun and falls to the ground. You go into the house and shout for your roommate.
She is calling the police. She identifies the attacker as her ex-boyfriend. You put your gun away and make a statement to the police when they arrive. EMTs declare your attacker dead at the scene. Your attacker has outstanding warrants for domestic violence and the robbery.
Second Story-  Are you armed at home?
You are at home on a Wednesday night. You hear a loud bang. A few seconds later you hear it again, and then a man crashes through your front door. You have your Firearms Identification Card in your purse. You have your firearm on your hip. You shoot your intruder. Now, he hops outside. You retreat and call the police.
You give your statement when the police arrive. Police take your intruder to the hospital to treat his wounded foot, and then they take him to jail.
Third story- Are you armed at work?
It is almost midnight when three young men run into your liquor store. One of them points a gun at you and tells you to hand over the cash in the till. You’re armed. You distract the robbers, draw your firearm, and shoot the robber who has a gun in his hand. He drops his gun and tries to run. The other two robbers run away. You stop shooting, retreat, and call 911.
The police recover an imitation firearm at the scene. EMTs take your robber to the hospital with life threatening injuries. You turn over the security video to the police.
Fourth story- Are you armed when you exercise in public?
You’re taking an early morning walk with your girlfriend. You notice two men following you. You step aside so they can pass you. One of the strangers steps closer and grabs you by the throat. You shoot him until he lets go. He shoots you in the leg before he drops his gun and crawls away. Your other attacker runs away.
Your girlfriend calls EMTs and police. Police apply a tourniquet to your leg and find your attacker’s firearm. EMTs take both of you to the hospital.
Links and text of the discussion at the podcast webpage.

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About Rob Morse
Rob Morse writes about gun rights at Ammoland, at Clash Daily, and on his SlowFacts blog. He hosts the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast and co-hosts the Polite Society Podcast. Rob is an NRA pistol instructor and combat handgun competitor.
Contact Ben Branam at Modern Self Protection.com.
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Coronavirus and Politics – a Disease of the Haves and the Have Nots

Shopkeeper Arrested in Arizona
U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- My friends are out of work. One of my friends had to terminate hundreds of her employees and give them their last paycheck. Politicians turned the flu into a political weapon. Now, small business owners face bankruptcy if they stay home, or jail if they open their shops. Thousands of us in fly-over country are paying with our lives because people in New York City want to live shoulder-to-shoulder. Coronavirus and politics is a disease of the haves versus the have nots.
There are 8.5 million people living in the five boroughs of New York City. Covid-19 is seldom fatal, and only two New York City residents out of a thousand have died from it. Almost all of those victims had other pre existing illnesses like obesity, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, emphysema, or another chronic lung disease. Most of the people who died in New York City of Covid-19 had not one, but two of those illnesses before they got the coronavirus of 2019.
In response, congressional democrats firmly represented the special interests who elected them and filled the virus-relief package with pork. It was another “You have to pass it to find out what’s in it.” moment from Nancy Pelosi. We saw politics as usual, including the quarantine orders. We shut down the USA to make New York City feel better about their lifestyle choices.
My friends out here in flyover country have bills to pay and lives to live. Moms are being arrested for taking their kids to an empty park while Barack Obama plays golf during the quarantine. Politicians who have a year’s worth of ice cream in their freezer, and hundreds of millions of dollars in the bank, say we should stay home. We should stay unemployed while China buys our food producers and our oilfields. Democrat politicians say ‘We had to kill you in order to save you.’.. from a virus that will kill two-out-of-ten-thousand of us.
That is our choice to make, not theirs.
The Covid-19 virus is about twice as dangerous as the ordinary flu since the flu usually kills one out of ten thousand of us each year. For perspective, so does suicide, or at least that was the old suicide rate until politicians increased unemployment tenfold.
I predict that when we add it all up, the political cure will be worse than the medical disease and I hope that I am wrong.
Politicians and the news media are acting for their interests. The news media tells us that we are in danger so we’ll watch their next advertisement. Politicians say that they will save us from the flu..as long as we stay home and become dependent on them.
Don’t take this lying down. Call your political representatives and demand your freedom. Do what is best for you, not what is best for them. New York City will have to wipe its own nose this time.

About Rob Morse
The original article with sources is here. Rob Morse writes about gun rights at Ammoland, at Clash Daily, and on his SlowFacts blog. He hosts the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast and co-hosts the Polite Society Podcast. Rob was an NRA pistol instructor and combat handgun competitor.
 
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Defense at a Distance – More Self Defense Gun Stories

Ruger AR 556 used to stop Home Invasion
U.S.A.– (Ammoland.com)- You didn’t see this news covered by the mainstream media, but again this week, responsible gun owners defended themselves and the people they love. Self-defense instructor Amanda Suffecool joins the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast to look at four new examples. Were these gun owners lucky, or were they well trained? (23-minute audio)
These victims saved lives because they had a gun and good habits.


First story-  Are you armed at home in the evening?
It is 9 at night. You’re home with your family. A strange man rushes into your house through the front door. You ask him if he’s lost, but the man doesn’t make any sense. You tell him to leave, and he attacks you. You try to push him back out the door, but the stranger throws you to the ground. Your family runs away and your wife calls the police. You run to your bedroom, grab your gun, and then move back into the middle of your home. Now, you order the stranger to leave or you’ll shoot him. Your attacker sees your gun and turns around. The police arrest him in front of your home.
After he was released by the hospital, your attacker was charged with residential entry, resisting law enforcement and public intoxication.
Second Story-  Are you armed at home?   
It is after 11 at night when your boyfriend comes over. Your three children are in bed and your boyfriend is angry. He shouts through the locked door, but you tell him you’re armed and to go away. He walks away and then shoots at your house from the street. You unlock the door and shoot back. Now your attacker drives away. You check on your children and then call the police. You give a statement when the police arrive, and the police find bullet holes in your house.
Your attacker is charged with first-degree domestic assault, armed criminal action, three counts of felony child endangerment and resisting arrest.
Third story- Are you armed in public?
You and your friend are checking on a neighbor during the quarantine. You see a stranger come out of your neighbor’s house carrying equipment. You shout hello. The stranger drops the equipment, raises a gun, and shoots at you. Your friend is hit by the bullet. You shoot back, and now your attacker runs away.
You help your friend and call 911. EMTs treat your friend and life-flight him to the nearest hospital. You live in a rural and sparsely populated desert town. The police found your attacker dead in the desert with a gunshot wound.
Fourth story- Are you armed at home?
It is early in the evening. You’re home due to the quarantine. You hear a bang at your front door. You hear it again and you draw your firearm. At the third bang, your front door lock gives way and three young men wearing sweatshirts rush into your home. They are armed. You shoot at them several times. That turns them around and they run back out the front door. You move to the door and close it. Then you call the police.
When the police arrive you show them the video from your security camera. The police arrest one of your attackers at a hospital where he was seeking treatment for his gunshot wounds.
Links and text of the discussion at the podcast webpage.

About Rob Morse
Rob Morse writes about gun rights at Ammoland, at Clash Daily, and on his SlowFacts blog. He hosts the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast and co-hosts the Polite Society Podcast. Rob is an NRA pistol instructor and combat handgun competitor.
Contact Amanda Suffecool on her nationally syndicated radio show eye on the target radio Sunday nights from 5 to 7 eastern time, or on the website for the DC Project.
 
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How Do You Protect Your Family With Your New Gun?

At Home and at Work, More Self-Defense Gun Stories- LISTEN
U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Millions of new gun owners brought their gun home. That gun in its box in the bedroom closet won’t keep you safe until it is part of your security plan. Becoming a gunfighter takes months of practice and makes you seconds faster. In contrast, having a security plan takes only a few hours and gives you minutes of advantage. Spend your time where it does the most good. This is what you should do first.
Violent crime happens suddenly so you won’t have time to tease out a plan during the event. Please plan and practice now because, during an emergency, you’ll only have the options you rehearsed. Physically walking through a safety drill makes all the difference in the world! Your mind falls back on your habits when you’re half asleep and stressed.
Another reason to build and practice your security plan is to change the world around you. If your doors are locked, then criminals often move on to try someplace else that is easier to enter. Lock your windows too. Now you can call the police and tell them that someone is moving through the neighborhood trying the doors. If you have a few dollars saved up, then add motion-activated porch lights and a video doorbell. Those simple steps have made your family much safer.
There is another safety item that you can put in place for free. Talk with your family about what to do in an emergency. You want to retreat to a safe-room and lock the safe-room door while the bad guys are trying to kick their way into your home. Once your family is in that safe room, then you call the police. That safe room is where you stage an extra phone, a flashlight, and your keys. Press the car alarm on your key ring. Locked doors bought you that minute to react.
Do not search your house looking for the bad guy. I’ve studied about a thousand examples of armed defense. You want to protect your family from a locked room and let the police be the ones who confront the robber.
Some people gather their loved ones in the master bedroom, and some couples move to their children’s room to protect them there. Do what works best for you. Walkthrough your plan several times and adjust it. First, pretend you are starting from bed in the middle of the night. Also, conduct a walk-through as if you and your family were in their favorite spots during the day or at mealtime. Look to see where your family is at risk as you slowly step through your safety plan. Test it a few times, and then rehearse with your entire family. Maybe you need another flashlight and phone in your child’s room?
Our guns have to be secure from both children, from criminals, and from crazy people. You also need your defensive gun to be available quickly. How will you do that so responsible adults can defend your family in seconds? Many of us use a small quick-access gun box when we’re not carrying our gun in a holster.
We win by staying safe until the police come and arrest the bad guy. We want to avoid a gunfight where the bad guy gets to shoot at us and the people we love. If there is a bad guy in your home, then shout that you’re armed and that you called the police. The goal is to keep our family safe, and if words will stop people from attacking them, then use words.
Unfortunately, what other people do is not up to us. Guns are not magic objects that control people’s minds; they are projectile dispensers, and nothing more. We use a gun when locked doors and harsh words don’t work. Whether the confrontation comes to that point is up to the criminal and the strength of our door locks.
Study the problems of armed defense. We want to recognize the uncountable situations when we should not use lethal force. Maybe you should have some pepper spray with you too. Identify the rare cases when we have to use a firearm. Shooting someone probably won’t kill them, but that is up to the doctors since almost every gunshot is eventually lethal. Recognizing what to do will save us seconds of indecision. Don’t shoot at people who are outside your home.
Take a firearms class so you are both safe and accurate with your firearm.
Don’t chase the bad guy. Stay on the phone with 911. Tell the dispatcher what you look like and what you’re wearing. You probably want to put the gun down before the police arrive.
Do what the police tell you. If you get conflicting orders, then don’t move. Do you have a family member who can handle the phone while someone else handles a firearm?
Your security plan includes what to say to the police. Tell them you’re the person who called. You defended yourself when you faced a lethal threat. You want to press charges against your attacker. Point to any obvious evidence like broken windows and doors. Say that you’ll give a full and complete report and cooperate with the investigation after you’ve spoken to your attorney.
Now be quiet and call your lawyer. In that moment, you are suffering a chemical brain injury from adrenaline. Talking is more likely to hurt your situation than to improve it. You might be handcuffed and arrested. You might be taken to jail. What matters is that your family is safe.
Have a plan so you can get legal representation if you’re in jail. Buy a legal plan if you don’t have 50 thousand dollars in cash to spend on your legal defense.
Plan so your family is safe. Plan so you act within the law. That is how you protect your family.
~_~_
I gave you a thousand words for new gun owners. What would you add, and more important, what would you take away? RM

About Rob Morse
The original article is here. Rob Morse writes about gun rights at Ammoland, at Clash Daily, and on his SlowFacts blog. He hosts the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast and co-hosts the Polite Society Podcast. Rob was an NRA pistol instructor and combat handgun competitor.
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Videos on Safe Firearm Storage for New Gun Owners

U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- You would have called me a madman if I’d predicted these events last Christmas. In early 2020, we saw sentencing reform. That meant people could steal up to $950 worth of merchandise per day and the thief would only be issued a ticket. We saw bail eliminated for so-called “non-violent offenses”, so bank robbers who were arrested this morning would be released this afternoon. Across the country, we saw empty store shelves for the first time in our lives due to fear of a pandemic. Convicted prisoners were released from prison due to fear of infection by the Wuhan flu. Many of these criminals were soon back in jail after committing new crimes. Because of the pandemic, police in some cities wouldn’t come to investigate if you called them to report a crime.
Wow. That sounds crazy, but it is the world in which we live today.
After that news, several million of us wanted a gun for self-defense. New gun owners would normally get briefings about gun safety and safe gun storage from the store where they bought their guns. Normally, we’d take our friends who just bought a gun to the range so they’d have help loading, shooting, and unloading their gun. We can’t do that now. Not with ranges shut down and stay-at-home orders in place. We started the Guns-101 video podcast for these new gun owners.
To start, you brought your gun home. Now you need to store your firearm safely so your family is safe when you are not using your gun.
Each episode is about 9 minutes long. Ask your friends who have a gun for the first time to watch these videos.
The more they learn, the safer they’ll be.

Playlist topics so far-

Guns 101
Welcome to new gun owners
The four gun safety rules and how they apply
What are the options for safe storage?
Safety rule 1- treat every firearm as if it’s loaded
Safety rule 2- point your gun in the safest direction
Safety rule 3- keep your finger off the trigger until you’re ready to shoot
Safety rule 4- identify your target and what lies beyond it
What kind of ammunition works in your gun?
How do you load a magazine, and what is it for?
Ben Branam on safe storage of your gun.
What are good holsters and bad holsters?
Is the AR-15 good at home defense?
How do you carry your gun?
Neil Weidner on safe storage
Protect your eyes and ears when you go shooting
Tools for a less-than-lethal response
Shotguns for home defense
Charlie Cook on safe gun storage
Which is your dominant eye?
Who needs to be shot?

About Rob Morse
The original article is here. Rob Morse writes about gun rights at Ammoland, at Clash Daily, and on his SlowFacts blog. He hosts the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast and co-hosts the Polite Society Podcast. Rob was an NRA pistol instructor and combat handgun competitor.
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Crazy Intruders and Violent Robbers – More Self Defense Gun Stories

Armed robbers stopped by homeowner
U.S.A.– (Ammoland.com)- You didn’t see this news covered by the mainstream media, but again this week, responsible gun owners defended themselves and the people they love. Self-defense instructor Andee Reardon O’brion joins the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast to look at four new examples. Were these gun owners lucky, or were they well trained? (19-minute audio)
These victims saved lives because they had a gun and good habits.


First Story- Do you have a gun nearby at night?
It is before 6 in the morning when you hear glass break in the front of your house. You are a single mom and the first thing you do is check on your kids. Once you see that they aren’t hurt, you grab your gun and call the police. A stranger climbs through your broken front window. You shout for him to get out. He comes toward you, and you shoot him. Now he runs away. You check on your kids until the police get there.
The police arrest your intruder and take him to the hospital with a non-life threatening wound on his arm. Your attacker said dinosaurs were chasing him and he needed a place to hide.
Second Story- Are you armed at home 
Two men ring your bell on a Saturday morning. You expect your landscapers to be working outside, so you open the door. Two men wearing masks and gloves say they are the police. Once they are inside they pull guns from their pockets and attack you. Your wife hides your children upstairs. You fight off one of the men, then you run and grab your gun. You shoot one of your attackers. Now, the second attacker runs away. Police arrest him a few blocks away.
The attack is recorded by your security system. The two men brought zip ties and a blowtorch in a bag with them. They thought you had money hidden in the basement of your home. Your wife and your 11 and 14 year old daughters are unhurt. Your attacker is charged with murder for the death of his accomplice during the commission of a felony. They attacked you because they thought you’d be home due to the governor’s stay-at-home orders during the epidemic.
Third Story- Are you armed at home?
It is midnight and you and your wife turn off the TV and head to bed. That is when you hear someone downstairs. You grab your shotgun and go see what is happening. There is a light on in the kitchen. You see a stranger and shout for him to get out of your house. He moves toward you. You put one shot into the floor, but the man keeps coming. Now you shoot him in the legs and he stops. Your wife calls the police.
Police arrest your intruder and take him to the hospital. The intruder said he was looking for a friend and must have been in the wrong house.
Forth Story- Are you armed in as you walk near your home?
You watched a man climb over a barb wire fence and run into a nearby condominium complex. There is a police helicopter overhead. You walk forward and see the fugitive enter an alleyway. Now, the fugitive draws a knife and runs at you. You shout for him to stop, but he keeps coming. You have your Nevada license to carry a firearm in public. You’re armed. You draw your firearm and shoot your attacker when he comes near you. Your attacker stops. You run to get first aid and to call the police.
Later, the police told you that the man had been acting strangely and they had been chasing him for miles.
Links and text of the discussion at the podcast webpage.

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About Rob Morse
Rob Morse writes about gun rights at Ammoland, at Clash Daily, and on his SlowFacts blog. He hosts the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast and co-hosts the Polite Society Podcast. Rob is an NRA pistol instructor and combat handgun competitor.
Contact Andee Reardon O’Brion at EastCoastSchoolofSafety.com and on her facebook and Instagram pages with the same name.
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Can You Defend Yourself from Something Unimaginable? More Self Defense Gun Stories

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U.S.A.– (Ammoland.com)- You didn’t see this news covered by the mainstream media, but again this week, responsible gun owners defended themselves and the people they love. Self-defense instructor Elizabeth Hautman joins the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast to look at four new examples. Were these gun owners lucky, or were they well trained? (23-minute audio)
These victims saved lives because they had a gun..and good habits.


First story-  Are you armed as you go shopping?
You’re walking out of a store in a small strip mall in the middle of the afternoon. You turn when you hear gunshots. At first you run away, but then you notice a woman who is shooting at people standing outside one of the stores. You duck down, but she keeps shooting at people who are yelling for her to stop. You’re armed. You draw and shoot the attacker. She drops her gun and gets into her car. You call the police and remain at the scene. You shout for everyone to call the police. The police arrest you, take you for questioning, look at the security videos, and release you.
The woman argued with people at one of the businesses, left the area, and came back with a gun and started shooting.
Second Story-  Are you armed at home?
You met a woman on a dating site. You agreed to meet, but she wanted to bring a female friend of hers for safety. You let them inside. Your date’s friend walked to the back of your house. A minute later, your dog starts barking and growling. A strange man is standing in your kitchen. The stranger has a rifle pointed at you. You run, draw your gun, and shoot at your attacker. The three robbers run. You call police and EMTs. You’re shot and go to the hospital with non life threatening injuries.
The police visit nearby hospitals looking for your attackers.
Third story- Are you armed on the street?
You’re walking through downtown a little after 9pm. Two men walk up to you and one of them is armed. He points a gun at you and tells you to give him everything. You have your Illinois concealed weapons license. You’re armed. You dig in your pockets, and then pull out your firearm and shoot at your attackers. They run, and so do you. You call the police.
The police told you that your attackers robbed two stores and hijacked a car, all in the half hour before they tried to rob you.
Fourth story- Do you have a firearm nearby at night?
You’re in bed when you hear a loud crash and your house shakes. You wake up and hear someone on your back porch. You climb out of bed and grab your pistol. Someone is banging on your back door. You shout that you’re armed and to go away. A moment later, the intruder smashes the glass out of your back door and comes inside. You shoot him and he runs away to the kitchen. You hold him at gunpoint and call the police. The police were already on their way because your intruder tried to break into your neighbor’s house.
When the police arrive, they tell you to put away your gun and go to the other end of the house. They try to arrest your intruder. The intruder fights with the police and runs out your kitchen door. You were replacing the outside kitchen stairs so your intruder falls 9 feet to the ground.
Now the police put their suspect in handcuffs and shackles and send him to the hospital. Your attacker was charged with home invasion, burglary, three counts of felony obstruction and one count of disorderly conduct. He was out on bail and has a 20 page history of contacts with the police.
Links and text of the discussion at the podcast webpage.

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About Rob Morse
Rob Morse writes about gun rights at Ammoland, at Clash Daily, and on his SlowFacts blog. He hosts the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast and co-hosts the Polite Society Podcast. Rob is an NRA pistol instructor and combat handgun competitor.
Elizabeth Hautman instructs at her private range in Black Forest, Colorado. Contact her at Colorado Boots Firearms Instruction.
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Stopping Experienced Criminals and Crazy People- More Self Defense Gun Stories

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U.S.A.– (Ammoland.com)- You didn’t see this news covered by the mainstream media, but again this week, responsible gun owners defended themselves and the people they love. Self-defense instructor David Cole joins the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast to look at four new examples. Were these gun owners lucky, or were they well trained? (24-minute audio)
These victims saved lives because they had a gun..and good habits.


First story- Are you armed as you park your car?
You and your girlfriend are in your car. You’re parking in front of your apartment after dark. Before you get out of your car, a man wearing a hooded sweatshirt points a gun at you through the driver’s window. You’re armed. You grab your gun from the car door and shoot your attacker. You and your girlfriend escape to a nearby grocery store. You call your dad, and the three of you return to the scene of the attack. The police are already there, and you and your girlfriend give statements.
Your attacker was taken to the hospital by EMTs. He was out on bail while awaiting trial for attempted murder.
Second story- Are you armed at work?  
You’re working behind the counter at a convenience store. There is a customer at the register and another customer shopping when a man walks into the store with a mask over his face. He grabs some lighters and tells you to put a couple of cartons of cigarettes in a bag for him. You look down, and he is pointing a gun at you.
You’re armed. You hand over the cash and the cigarettes. You draw your firearm and shoot your attacker until he drops his gun and runs away. Then you call the police.
Police find your attacker nearby. EMTs take him to the hospital. Your attacker is charged with three felony counts of armed robbery, one felony count of receiving and concealing a stolen firearm, one felony count of firearms possession by a felon, and additional charges from two other robberies. The robber pled guilty and accepted a 17-year sentence.
Third story- Are you armed at home? (and here)
It is four in the morning. You and your girlfriend are asleep in bed. You hear some strange sounds in your house so you get up to investigate. A stranger is standing in your kitchen with his shirt off. You shout at him to leave. He does, and you lock the front door behind him. You call 911. As you’re talking to the police, the stranger starts beating on your door, stabbing the door with a knife, and smashing the windows next to the door. He says he is going to kill you. You ask your girlfriend to bring you your gun. The stranger reaches through the window to open the door, and you shoot him. Now he runs away. You stay on the phone with the police. They take your attacker to the hospital.
Police said your attacker was on methamphetamine. He was charged with felony first-degree reckless endangerment, felony attempted burglary, felony bail jumping, and misdemeanors criminal damage, trespass, and disorderly conduct.
Fourth story- Are you armed at home?
You’re a disabled 53-year-old woman. You are in your apartment alone in the middle of a weekday afternoon. You hear someone banging against your downstairs sliding door. Then you hear intruders smash their way through your glass doors.
You’re armed. You see that your attacker is armed and you shoot him. Now, both of your attackers run away. You call the police.
Police find one of your attackers dead in your backyard. They arrest his two accomplices. The three of them are suspected of several burglaries in the area. The survivors are charged with felony burglary, felony murder, and tampering with evidence when they tried to hide your attacker’s gun.
Links and text of the discussion at the podcast webpage.

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About Rob Morse
Rob Morse writes about gun rights at Ammoland, at Clash Daily, and on his SlowFacts blog. He hosts the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast and co-hosts the Polite Society Podcast. Rob is an NRA pistol instructor and combat handgun competitor.
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Yes, You Need a Gun During the Virus Scare..and After

Yes, You Need a Gun During the Virus Scare..and After
U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- You want to have a gun before you need it. Advocates of armed defense have been saying that for decades, though recent events underlined their point. Last month, sentencing reforms in some states effectively decriminalized theft under about 900$. We saw stores stripped by flash-mobs of shoplifters. Police refused to investigate a “misdemeanor” crime even though the total loss may be tens-of-thousands of dollars. Those sentencing revisions also let more serious criminals out of jail without bail. The revolving door of injustice spun pretty fast after that. Last week, some cities let convicted thugs out of jail because of a flu virus. States closed gun shops and promise to arrest you if you leave your home. Police in some cities refuse to respond to theft in progress due to risk from public contact. Yes, you need a gun.. and a lot more.
These recent headlines highlight an obvious fact. These events let us see that we are on our own. If we’re attacked, the police arrive after we’ve gotten to safety, after we’ve made the call to 911, and if law enforcement has personnel available to help us. It is up to us to defend ourselves and those we love until the police arrive.
That realization changed last week, but only by a matter of degree. Now we’re in the middle of a virus scare and police may or may not respond to our calls. Today, law enforcement in many cities are refusing to come to the scene of the crime if the criminal threat is gone. As you’d expect, crime increases when criminals are not pursued, arrested, jailed, charged, and prosecuted. Today, you are at a greater risk, but you were never completely safe.
Many people wanted to believe that they’d be safer if they were unarmed. Our experience with armed citizens says otherwise, and so do the recent headlines. Many people who were only vaguely aware of self-defense now see the need for a personal firearm. I’m sorry, but for many of you it is too late to become armed defenders.
First, you’d need a gun. Some states said that gun shops were “non-essential businesses” so they were told to close their doors. We’ve seen panic buying that emptied store shelves. If you wanted a gun, now you’re too late.
You thought you needed a gun, but you also need a holster, ammunition, and cleaning supplies for that firearm. Some states require a permit before you may buy a gun. Some states also stopped processing those firearms purchase permits. If you’re not ready now, then you’re too late.
You want to protect yourself and your family, but two thirds of aggravated assaults happen away from home. That means that you might need a permit to legally carry a firearm outside your front door as you walk to the mailbox. States that disregard the right of self-defense have stopped processing those concealed carry permits.
The advocates for armed defense have been warning you about these infringements for years, and now you’re too late.
You thought that owning a gun would make you safer, but a firearm is useless without the skills to use it. Fortunately, defending your family from thugs coming up the stairs doesn’t take a lot of skill. Unfortunately, it takes a lot of skill to defend your family from several thugs converging on your family between the parked cars in the grocery store parking lot at night. If you haven’t developed the skill then you’re depending on luck, and there are usually several attackers.
How did you get here? The public receives the public policies for which they voted. Now, you’re paying the price with your family’s safety. I hope you’re one of the lucky ones and no one is hurt.
I like that you want to defend your family. Now defend the right to do so. The right of honest citizens to keep and bear arms should not be infringed. This virus scare will pass, but the infringements on your rights of armed defense will remain.. until you remove them. Don’t wait until November. Secure your rights before you need them. Become politically active now, or the rights you lost will be lost forever.

About Rob Morse
The original article with references is here. Rob Morse writes about gun rights at Ammoland, at Clash Daily, and on his SlowFacts blog. He hosts the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast and co-hosts the Polite Society Podcast. Rob was an NRA pistol instructor and combat handgun competitor.
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No Cops to Save You, but Too Bad You Couldn’t Get a Gun to Protect Yourself

Long lines outside a gun store in Culver City, CA. Photo from Syvnews.com
U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- You might not have wanted a gun before, but now you do. You’ve seen the empty shelves in grocery stores. You read in the news that some police departments are taking longer to respond because of the outbreak of the Wuhan virus. Some police departments are conserving their resources and only responding to critical incidents in progress. The whole situation sounds unbelievable until you read that unarmed shoppers in California were robbed of their groceries. That is why many people decided they suddenly needed a gun for self-protection. Some gun stores reported a five-fold increase in sales. The Federal National Instant Background Check system reported processing three times the number of applications compared to a year ago.. if you could get a gun at all. Many citizens who wanted to buy a gun ran into our bizarre gun-control scheme and were disarmed. That wasn’t all they learned.
These gun buyers discovered that buying a gun legally wasn’t as easy as they thought. After you’ve passed your state and federal background checks, then the gun buyer must wait an additional ten days if you’re a resident of California. You’ll wait an additional 14 days if you live in Hawaii. In theory, there is only a six month wait to get a permit to purchase a gun in New Jersey, but New Jersey stopped processing applications. There, the good guys are disarmed by gun-control.
Lots of new gun buyers found out that the mainstream media lied to them. They discovered that you can’t buy a gun online. They found out that democrat politicians lied when they said it is easier to buy a gun than to buy a book. These new gun buyers crashed head-first into the 23 thousand firearms regulations we have in the US. That system isn’t easy for anyone.
In theory, these regulations prevent a known criminal from getting a gun. In practice, the bad guys get their guns the same way they get their drugs; the criminals get their guns illegally. These thousands of regulations disarmed the honest citizen who wants to obey the law.
How does disarming the honest citizens make us safer?
Millions of new gun owners and their families are now asking themselves that very question.
The practice and theory of gun-control are wildly different. Gun control laws are not designed to do what the politicians say they do. Gun-control laws are designed to put a politician in front of a camera while he reads a glowing press release. The politician slaps a wonderful sounding title on more regulations that don’t stop crime any better than the last ink-on-paper did. The news media nods with approval and refuses to ask for evidence that this charade really works. The media stays silent because their job depends on being invited to the next press release.
When this political-theater is presented to us in the news, most of us didn’t ask how gun-control was supposed to keep us safe. For millions of us, that changed last week. Today, more of us are asking that question as the recent wave of want-to-be gun owners were disarmed.
Gun-control has never stopped crime. Gun prohibition was designed to stop you from protecting yourself while pretending to make you safe. Now that you’re threatened, you are supposed to go pay a politician for an exemption, or pay so the police will protect you after you were denied the tools of self-defense.
That scheme is tried and true. It is as old as politicians and prohibition. Many citizens didn’t believe that gun-control worked that way until they saw it with their own eyes.
Now they know.. and so do you.

About Rob Morse
The original article is here. Rob Morse writes about gun rights at Ammoland, at Clash Daily, and on his SlowFacts blog. He hosts the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast and co-hosts the Polite Society Podcast. Rob was an NRA pistol instructor and combat handgun competitor.
 
 
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