Anti-gun Journalist Admits Wife Wished for Gun When Criminal Struck

Anti-gun Journalist Admits Wife Wished for Gun When Criminal Struck

 

Don’t you just love titles like that? Putting my amusement aside, this is one of the main reasons I argue my point to anti-gun advocates.

Later on, Williams remarked, “Guns do not make me feel secure. Guns scare me. And it seems to me that we have an invitation here to have more guns.” – 

This has been one of my main points since the get-go. People are afraid of guns. Seeing a gun when you know how to handle them properly doesn’t normally strike you with fear. Most of the time, you can tell if someone is trained or not simply by how they are holding their gun, what their stance is like, etc. Having this knowledge and educating yourself on proper gun handling and training could save your life, so why are people afraid of it? Because people are afraid of what they don’t understand and what they’ve never done. Think back to when you first learned to drive a car. Did the thought of having NO idea what you were doing freak you out a bit? It sure did for me! Driving now has become second nature. The same thing happens with a gun.

Secondly, once people realize that they CAN be victims of crime, they start to look at the world in a whole new light. My post yesterday about the naked man attacking a woman through her sunroof– did you listen to her in the video? She was sobbing, saying how afraid she was now because she didn’t know that could happen to her. She also commented that this incident has made her more aware of her surroundings. Now think back to the post I put about a week ago on my own personal experience. I was just some care-free college student walking around alone in a dark parking lot at night. Did I think anything could happen to me? No. Do I realize now that I could be attacked at any moment? Yes, because things happen. Attackers don’t come after you when they feel that you are aware that they’re there. Now this lady. She had her back turned and was messing with her credit card. Boom. Her car was stolen. LUCKILY she wasn’t hurt. Things like this could happen to me or you or anyone else at any moment. Call me paranoid, I don’t really care.

Carrying a gun is for YOUR safety. Studies have shown that carrying a gun actually makes your attacker LESS likely to target you.

The work of Florida State Professor of Criminology Gary Kleck determined that “[r]obbery and assault victims who used a gun to resist were less likely to be attacked or to suffer an injury than those who used any other methods of self-protection or those who did not resist at all.”

 

And You Say Gun Owners Are Paranoid?

Short, sweet, and makes a good point. Found this in an article while I was doing my daily digging.

This is just great:

Let me see if I have this straight

 

You want to control:

 

  • What kind of gun I can own

  • How many I can own

  • How many I can buy in a month

  • Who I can sell a gun I own to

  • What color the gun can be

  • How loud it can be

  • How quiet it can be

  • How inexpensive it can be

  • Where i can carry it

  • Where I can carry it

  • What States I can drive through with a gun

  • How many rounds it can hold

  • How many rounds I can own

  • Where I can buy the rounds

  • A master list of what guns I own with serial numbers

  • The publishing of my name and address in the newspaper for owning a gun

  • My ability to have a voice supporting pro-gun laws and candidates for office

  • Where I can store my  guns

  • How I can store my guns

  • How you can verify my compliance

  • How much training I need to have

  • How much I should have to pay the government to exercise a “right”

  • what businesses I can frequent

 

And you are quite sure I’M the paranoid one?

Recent Gun Laws Push Gun Makers To The South

Big name gun makers like Beretta, Remington, Ruger, Kahr, and more have about had  it with the anti-second amendment gun laws passing is states in which their headquarters are located. These firearm industries are looking to move to more ‘Constitution friendly’ states, taking their guns, jobs, and money with them.

Remington announced this past February that they would be building a new firearms production plant in Huntsville, AL. This plant is foreseen to create 2,000 jobs within the next decade.

We considered numerous factors in our decision-making process. These factors included, among others, labor quality, pro-business environment, strong existing infrastructure and pro-Second Amendment policies.

-Teddy Novine, director of public affairs for Freedom Group Inc., the parent company of Remington

One of the major reasons for Remington’s relocation is due to New York’s recent passing of the Safe Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Act in wake of the shootings in Newton, CT. The SAFE Act bans the ownership of AR-15 style rifles in the state, which would be unfortunate for Remington. You’d think that in light of Remington creating 1300+ jobs in NY, they would be looking to promote the industry, but instead they’re doing the exact opposite.

Beretta USA is another company that has decided to expand into gun friendly states. Their headquarters is currently located in Maryland. They have announced that they will be building a $45 million production plant in Tennessee. This will create 300 more jobs.

Finding a state that supported the Second Amendment did play a sizable role in our search. There were several factors, one of which was a strong level of support for constitutional rights.”

Ryan Muety, spokesman for Beretta USA. 

Private Sector Businesses are what is driving economic growth in Maryland. Beretta USA has created over 36,000 jobs since December of 2012.

PTR is another. However, unlike Beretta USA and Remington, they will not be keeping their headquarters in the same place. PTR Industries announced last June that they would be uprooting all operations from Bristol, CT and moving to Aynor, SC. This move was completed in January of this year and is estimated to employ over 120 people by July 2017.

Ruger announced this past July that they will be building a production plant in Mayodan, NC.

Kahr is currently headquarted in Pearl River, NY. This is about to change very soon as well. With the purchase of more than 600 acres in Blooming Grove Township, PA, Kahr Arms plans on moving its corporate headquarters and research and development arm to Pennsylvania in the first phase of expansion.

I don’t think I have to say it when taking into account the information I provided above, but just in case you need to look at it from a different angle. This industry helps provide WELL PAYING jobs to American citizens. What do you think is going to happen if your crazy gun-control laws get passed in every state? It will leave thousands of people without a job and it will severely damage the US economy.

Not only is gun ownership beneficial to US citizens in a protection stand point, but it also substantially helps our economy. The firearms industry was responsible for almost $38 billion total economic activity in the United States just last year. That is a 97% increase from 2008.

Let’s also take a look at the impact this industry has had on a national level as well as within your own state:

Looking specifically in the states I mentioned above, can you imagine what their economy will look like within the next 10 years after this companies have up and moved away? Here is the economic impact of the firearms industry in 2013. These states have passed stricter gun control laws, resulting in major firearm production companies

• New York: $2.1 billion

• Connecticut: $1.9 billion

• Massachusetts: $1.6 billion

• Colorado: $825 million

• Maryland: $511 million

So before you go spouting off non-sense on why you think we should have gun control, my past two posts show why that’s a HORRIBLE idea.

1) Ruins the economy

2) Takes well-paying jobs away from hard-working American citizens

3) Increases violent crime and gun homicide

More Women Turning to Firearms For Self Defense

When compared to 2013, numbers from the Indiana State Police show an increase of 27% of females applying for a fire arm license within the first quarter of 2014.

Female gun ownership is rising fast. Thank goodness! Sadly this increase in sales and ownership is coming from recent Indiana homicides striking fear into female citizens. Women feel the need to protect themselves, as they should!

Rebecca Bartol jumped on this opportunity quickly and opened up a gun store catering to women called Femme Fatale Guns & Sporting Goods Inc. Along with her pink guns, purses, and feminine holsters, Bartol will also be working closely with certified instructors to get more women into classes and educate them on proper gun training, safety, and handling. The grand opening of her store was this month, and so far, it looks like sales are doing well.

We do have quite a few women who come in and are [saying], ‘I don’t have a firearm and I don’t know where to start,’ Bartol said.

 

As a girl, I can relate. I only wish I had access to a gun store that is targeted for women. The thought of walking into a gun store with a bunch of men intimidated me. I honestly think that if more stores like this were to open, more women would be encouraged to ask they questions they’re afraid to ask.

Aside from the spike in female gun ownership in Indiana, the trend stretches across the nation. According to the 2012 by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, 61% of firearm retailers surveyed said they saw an increase in female customers.

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This makes me happy. You go ladies!

Gun Free Zones Are Working So Well

Well, I got your attention. Maybe even made you a little angry. But don’t worry, I was being sarcastic.

So, when is the last time you’ve ready up on violent crime in Venezuela?

Here is a country with very strict gun and knife control and no civilian sales on firearms in the past 2 years. Since May 1 of this year, 185 civilians have been victims of violent murder. Even this past weekend, 59 have lost their lives.

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In the year 2009, there were more than 16,000 civilian deaths from violence. That is almost 4 times Iraq’s civilian deaths that year with the same population. Even the Mexican drug war has claimed less lives than this.

According to the Venezuelan Violence Observatory, Venezuela is suffering with more than a decade long surge of homicides since President Hugo Chavez took office in 1999. This number has climbed to over 200,000 deaths due to violent crime in the past 15 years. This comes out to be about 3 people killed every hour.

This nation is filled with illegal firearms and their government is doing nothing to stop it. Well, I guess banning gory photos from their nation’s media is resolving the issue. Yup, you heard that right. The Venezuelan government believes these photos are for the purpose of undermining them instead of for the purpose of informing the public, so the court ordered the paper to stop publishing images on violence. Obviously that’s not working, and neither is banning guns and knives from the people in need of protection.

More than 90 percent of murder cases go unsolved. Actually, crime has been so prevalent that their government has stopped producing data. With the enormous amount of gangs roaming the streets and the soaring crime rate, it looks like Caracas in on track to beat last year’s murder rate.

The Venezuelan National Police Agency estimated that nearly 70% of murders in Caracas are related to armed assaults and warfare between the city’s street gangs.

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Venezuela is considered to be one of the most dangerous countries in the western hemisphere with an average of 53 or more murders per day.

Though Chavez tried to blame the significant increase in crime rate to economic variables, I believe it is more about their government failing to fight crime and choosing to disarm their citizens. Hmm.. Sound familiar? Strict gun control laws were implemented in early 2012 after seeing 18,000 murder victims in 2011. This number climbed to 21,692 murders in 2012 and up to 24,763 in 2013.

That seems like a pretty big jump since they banned guns and knives from their citizens. Well, all of their law-abiding citizens that is.

Come on people, these are the same laws that liberals are wanting to implement in our own country. The crime rates in Chicago, DC, and Detroit speak for themselves. More gun laws = MORE GUN RELATED CRIME. Criminals will be criminals regardless of the law so crime will continue.

This is a prime example of what happens when government attacks the wrong people. How about we learn from other countries rather than follow in their footsteps?

Why Women Should Be Armed

There comes a point in your life when you realize you aren’t some invincible being. Some of us take longer to come to this realization than others, but the fact of the matter stays the same.

As a woman I learned that I needed to realize that I’m not invincible. My husband isn’t always going to be there to protect me and neither are my friends, family, or even the police. Sadly, I came to this realization in a very scary situation that could have been truly harmful had I not been paying attention to my surroundings.

My first year in college, I went to a school that I absolutely hated. It was in the middle of nowhere with a McDonalds, a Wal-Mart, and some “shopping center” that seemed to be stuck in the 80’s. Not to mention, I knew NO ONE. My roommate was doing Lord only knows what every night stumbling in at 4 in the morning and no one in my dorm had anything in common with me. One night, I wanted to take a break from studying. I figured I would hit up that lame shopping center down the street and kill some time. Since it was really the only thing to do in the entire town besides get hammered, the front end of the parking lot was full. I parked a bit of a distance away from the first store I was going to go into but thought it would be fine because I pretty much had a straight shot to each store from my car. I walked around a bit, in and out of stores. When I was in one of the boutiques, I looked up at a mirror at the top of the wall and noticed 4 guys starring at me and whispering to each other on the other side of the isle I was in. I thought nothing of it but felt awkward and decided to move along. I got over to a pair of jeans and was surprised I actually found something more my style. So of course, I was going to try it on. As I was walking to the fitting room, I looked up and saw the 4 guys following me from a short distance. Being that there was hardly anyone in the store and I had an extremely uncomfortable feeling in the pit of my stomach, I decided the jeans weren’t worth it and set them down. I walked over to a lady and her daughter and started a conversation. When I did that, they made their way over to the other side of the store. At this point, I thought “now’s my time.. I’m going to go back to my car”. I knew it was a long walk so I grabbed my keys and put each one in between a knuckle in my right hand. My dad always told me to do this as a last resort but I always thought he was crazy until then.

I quickened my pace and kept looking over my shoulder. I started thinking that maybe I was being completely paranoid and slowed down. About 30 seconds later, I looked over my shoulder and saw them walking in my direction through the parking lot. I started weaving in and out of cars and going down other lanes to see if they would follow. Surely enough they did. At this point, I was starting to panic and began walking very quickly (almost jogging) to my car which was still about 70 spaces away from me. I looked back over my shoulder and saw that they started jogging as well. I was officially spooked. I hit the alarm button on my car over and over again until it finally went off. They paused for a second but started jogging again. I’d had it. I was done. I knew my car door remote didn’t unlock the door and using my key seemed too risky. I tried to locate the safest place for me at this point and saw that one of the stores was probably closer than my car. I made a sharp right and sprinted towards the store. They kept jogging straight and stopped right around my car and waited for a bit. One of them was even leaning up against my trunk. I walked right up to the cashier so that I would be near someone, pulled my phone out, and called the police. They were there in about 15 minutes and I told them the whole story. The officer looked outside and at that point, they had left. He escorted me back to my car and followed me home to make sure they weren’t hiding out anywhere.

I didn’t sleep one bit. I kept thinking “now they know what my car looks like”. Being that there was nothing in this stupid town, they could easily drive around the dorms and figure out my general living area. I called my husband (my boyfriend at the time) and he immediately got into his car and drove 3 hours to come stay with me through finals week.

Back then I thought this was just a scary experience, but the more I think about it the more I realize that things could have gone so differently had I not just looked over my shoulder or chose not to run straight to my car. Holding my keys like the Wolverine in my hand made me feel safer, but in all reality, there is no way I could have taken on 4 men with only my keys. What was I going to do if they actually got to me? Yell “STOP! I have keys!”? It’s not like I am some huge, strong woman who could demand that they submit to my authority. Truth is, I don’t have the strength or the ability to protect myself from people who are  intentionally trying to cause me harm.

Then I think what if these 4 men DID follow me home and broke into my dorm room? What if they were armed? Honestly, what would I do at that point? The reason I was so scared was because there was nothing I could do. And I knew that.

As a woman, I want to be armed from people and experiences just like that one. Yes, I got away safely, but that’s not always the case. I don’t want to be left in a situation where I have to rely on my car keys or my mace to protect myself from danger. I don’t want someone to break into my house with a gun and not be left with one myself.

I believe that with each experience, we learn from mistakes and we grow as individuals. We get smarter and learn to think quickly on our feet. I learned that I should not go anywhere alone (especially at night) and ESPECIALLY in an area where the only people I have to rely on are police officers and a boyfriend who lived 3 hours away. I learned to be CONSTANTLY aware of my surroundings. I learned that I am NOT invincible and that I need a reliable way to defend my life. As of recently, I learned that the best way to do that is to train myself and never miss a shot.

Girls, you need to be armed. I don’t care if you’re a power-lifter, a professional wrestler, a champion fighter, or a feminist. Protect yourself. You never know what situation may arise and how you can/can’t handle it.

Stay safe ladies and practice often.

 

 

Armed Citizen Stops Robbery in Houston

“This is what happens when people take a stand against crime”. Exactly. I couldn’t have said it better myself.

Check out this video! A woman was almost a victim of a robbery when an armed citizen steps in, scares the suspects, and waits until the police arrive to take them to prison.

‘Don’t Mess with Texas’ seems to fit this situation well. Remember my friends, you don’t stop crime by taking guns away from law-abiding citizens, you stop crime by placing them in their hands.

Tulsa Oklahoma Parks Soon-To-Be Gun Friendly

State law in Oklahoma says that guns are allowed in parks, it is city ordinance that prohibits them. Currently, parks in Tulsa are ‘gun-free zones’ which will change very soon according the Mayor Breicha.

“City of Tulsa we do not desire to have stricter gun restrictions than what state law allows,” said Jarred Brejcha, of Mayor Bartlett’s administration.

 

Here is the link to the original news story from KTUL:

http://www.ktul.com/story/25346638/tulsa-to-allow-guns-in-parks?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=10095135

As usual, a lot of people are uncomfortable with the idea that guns will be permitted around their children. You see and hear comments like:

“Bad, bad idea, and bad law for sure,” said Tulsa city councilor Jack Henderson. He says parks aren’t the place for pistols.

“Parks is about kids having fun,” he said.

 

“I don’t think guns need to be in parks,” said Catherine Cresson.

“Who the hell needs a gun in a park?” asked Daniel Akers.

“Enough can go wrong when you have little kids in a park so I don’t really see a point in adding one more potential hazard,” said Craig Immel.

“I definitely don’t think it’s a place where you would need a gun,” said Justin Vinson.

 

“Who’s gonna take the blame if our child get, if they get shot?” asked Julia Lee Stokes. She is set to have a baby this September and was at the park today with her niece.

 

“The bullet has no name on it. So somebody could be shooting somebody to protect their self, but it could hit one of our children, and then who’s at fault then? Right. So is it gonna be the city’s fault? Are they gonna take blame for our children dying because of a stray bullet?” she asked.

For the average Joe, these comments seem like real concerns. But to say that “parks are for fun, not for guns” is completely ignorant in the sense that they’re assuming bad things never happen in parks. I can recall several experiences that happened in my own cities of residence.

Georgetown, TX- Rachel Cook was kidnapped while running through a park. It’s been over 10 years and her body has never been found.

Stephenville, TX- My first year of college, I attended Tarleton State University. Our city was on lock-down after 3 girls were raped and beheaded in the park. There was also an incident where a man walked up to a random woman watching her son play and stabbed her.

Need more? Ok, well here you go:

http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/2008/03/violent-deaths-national-parks

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/justice-story/justice-story-twisted-trail-yosemite-murders-leads-resort-handyman-article-1.1168927

http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/crime/2014/04/20/2-dead-in-shooting-at-tampa-park/7944067/

So much for not needing a gun. Not to mention, gun owners who actually spend time to learn how to properly handle a fire arm know their target and what is behind it, so a ‘stray bullet’ hitting a child would not be the issue that everyone makes it out to be. Either way, I guess gun-control advocates will be opposed to gun freedom no matter what we decide.

To conclude my little article here, I would like to add that comparing current gun freedom laws to the Wild West makes you look extremely uniformed. I mean seriously, is that the best response you have? Like this guy..

“Go back to the saloon days, that’s right, ride horses, that’s what people think of Oklahoma anyway,” said Henderson.

 

 What an intelligent guy! You TOTALLY changed my view on guns.