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Antigun Self Defense

Press supports weapon sales

The quote of the day comes from Rolling Stone magazine:

“When safety is on the line, you want the absolute best product in your hand” 

Of course, they aren’t talking about guns. The funny part is that some of their advice can get their readers tossed in jail. One of their quotes:

A stun gun, Angorn explains, is an easy — and legal — way to carry protection without having to carry an actual weapon.

So a Taser isn’t a weapon? This would reinforce the belief of some people that using a Taser on someone isn’t really that big of a deal.

Their “weapons expert” is an idiot. Some states, like Florida define a stun gun thusly:

“Electric weapon or device” means any device which, through the application or use of electrical current, is designed, redesigned, used, or intended to be used for offensive or defensive purposes, the destruction of life, or the infliction of injury.

“Dart-firing stun gun” means any device having one or more darts that are capable of delivering an electrical current.

This becomes a problem when you look at the laws concerning the carrying of electric weapons:

(b) A person who willfully and knowingly possesses any electric weapon or device, destructive device, or other weapon as defined in s. 790.001(13), including a razor blade or box cutter, except as authorized in support of school-sanctioned activities, in violation of this subsection commits a felony of the third degree

I am assuming that the readers of Rolling Stone are not any more familiar with the maze of laws concerning the carrying of weapons than are the people who advise and write articles for them.

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Firearms Self Defense

NOLA shooting followup

More facts have come to light on the shooting that I posted about yesterday. The shooter was a 27 year old man who had a criminal history. The two victims who were killed were a store clerk, and what appears to be a female customer who was simply in the unfortunate position of being the backstop for the customers who were shooting at the killer.

The two who were wounded were the brother of the mass shooting criminal, and another customer of the store.

The shooter had a criminal record:

The family of the shooter claims that he dindo nuffin.

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Firearms Self Defense

BREAKING: Gun store shooting

Early reporting says there are three dead and two injured. A man entered the gun outlet with a loaded, unholstered firearm. A clerk told him he should not have a loaded gun until he got inside the range. An argument ensued, and shots were fired. Two individuals were killed before he was engaged by other customers of the store, who were injured in the firefight. Other customers outside of the store also engaged the gunman, who was one of the three people who died in the firefight.

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Self Defense

Happy ending

A man enters a day labor center with a machete and attacks the employees inside. One of the employees shoots his ass. Here are my thoughts:

  • Good for you in not hesitating.
  • Just remember to shoot until the threat is ended.
  • To the shooter: You either need a bigger gun or better aim. The next time, he might not flee after being shot once. Decapacitating the attacker is the surest way to stay alive.
  • Note that I don’t know the race/ethnicity of those involved. That doesn’t matter. Don’t attack people with machetes and you won’t get shot.
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Self Defense

Too much TV

This guy went to a WalMart with a large knife and was threatening cops. When he refused to drop it, they shot him. He is suing the cops for excessive force.

The people in the comments are obviously not well versed in self defense law, demanding to know why police didn’t use a taser. Everyone thinks you should shoot the gun out of an assailant’s hand, shoo them in the leg, or should use a Taser, which is seen as a ‘magic weapon’ that will stop all assailants without hurting them. The odd part is that the lawyer suig the cops is Mark O’mara, who was part of the Zimmerman defense team.

If you are ever in a defense shooting, remember that these are the sorts of people who will be on your jury. It will be your lawyer’s job to educate them. It will be the prosecutor’s job to make sure the jury is too stupid to learn.