Naked Man Jumps Into Sunroof And Attacks Innocent Woman

 

Dallas police are investigating a shocking attack by a naked man who dove through a car’s open sunroof before assaulting the female driver,” wfaa.com reports. “‘A naked man jumped in,’ she told us, asking us to protect her identity. ‘He jumped in my car and he started attacking me . . . He started choking me, pulling my hair, pulling my eyes, and I couldn’t do anything,’ she said. As he clawed at her, the car skidded. Dallas police were there and tried to call the man off her, until they crashed. ‘I don’t know how much longer that attack would have lasted if [the police] weren’t there,’ the woman said.”

 

You may want to have a gun in your car. You know, just in case some crazy naked man wants to attack you through your sunroof. Wait..What? Come on Texas! You’re embarrassing me!

As funny as this story is (minus the woman getting attacked), it just goes to show that unexpected things happen because people are crazy. Being prepared at all times and being aware of your surroundings could save your life. She’s lucky the police were so close by.

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.

Massachusetts Finds More and More Illegal Guns Despite Gun Control Laws

“As quickly as we seize these guns, more flow into our cities and the violence continues,” Mayor Martin J Walsh said. 

Wow. Chilling, huh? I would never have guessed that stricter gun control laws increases violent crime. 

Here is a recent article that was posted on The Boston Globe. How many times have we been told that stricter gun laws would reduce crime? Well, it doesn’t look like that theory is working so well for the Codfish State. Read it and weep!

Almost half the illegal guns seized and traced in Boston last year came back to manufacturers and dealers in Massachusetts, a startlingly high ratio for a state known for its tough gun laws.

 

In 2013, Boston police seized 509 handguns, some used in homicides, others simply possessed illegally. Of those guns, police were able to trace 326 to their original point of retail sale. Forty-six percent of them were originally purchased legally in Massachusetts, said Anthony Braga, a senior fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government who analyzed the data for the Boston Police Department.

“The part that is concerning to me is that we have really good gun laws here,” Braga told police and city officials from across New England gathered at Roxbury Community College Thursday. “I don’t know if it’s a temporary blip or a trend, but it’s something that needs to be understood.”

 

Mayor Martin J. Walsh called the Regional Gun Trafficking Summit, a meeting of dozens of police chiefs, mayors, prosecutors, and administrators from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.

Walsh said he convened the summit as a jumping-off point for a long-term regional effort to reduce illegal gun trafficking.

“We’re going to leave with a plan that has concrete action steps,” Walsh said.

 

For years, the states north of Massachusetts — Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine — supplied a large number of the illegal guns found in Boston. Officials have said that looser restrictions in the northern states and in Southern states along the Interstate 95 corridor, such as Virginia and Georgia, made it easy for criminals in Boston to buy guns elsewhere that they typically would be unable to purchase in Massachusetts, where secondary gun sales must be reported to the state.

But Braga said his analysis suggests it is possible that criminals have been able to circumvent the state’s restrictions. In some cases, the offender involved in a gun crime was the original, and legal, buyer of the weapon, said Braga, who wondered if background checks are being conducted effectively.

Braga said he does not have a theory on why so many seized guns are coming from within the state. Between 2005 and 2006, about 26 percent of the guns seized and traced by Boston police came from Massachusetts, while nearly 41 percent of the handguns came from New Hampshire, Maine, and Southern states. In 2013, however, 36.5 percent of seized guns came from out of state.

 

Starting in June, Braga will oversee a study that will seek to understand how criminals, juveniles, and mentally ill people acquire illegal guns that land in Boston. He will work with the city’s Police Department, the US attorney’s office, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. But Braga said he also plans to interview known gang members and others with knowledge of street crime to find out how gun sales are conducted.

 

Walsh said the study will cost $214,000 and will be funded by donations from several nonprofits, including Everytown for Gun Safety, which until recently was known as Mayors Against Illegal Guns. That group was started by Walsh’s predecessor, Thomas M. Menino, and former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg.

 

Walsh made combatting violent crime in the city a central piece of his mayoral campaign. In February, after a 9-year-old boy was fatally shot by his 14-year-old brother with an illegally obtained gun, Walsh announced a gun buyback program. Officials said that 269 firearms have been handed over in exchange for $200 Visa gift cards. More than 100 of those guns were semiautomatic handguns, Police Commissioner William Evans said.

 

In addition, police have seized 179 guns so far this year, Walsh said.

“As quickly as we seize these guns, more flow into our cities and the violence continues,” he said.

 

Walsh called on those at the summit to support planning for a regional gun crime center that would act as a central location for tracing and analyzing guns linked to crimes. Planning for the center is still in the early stages, city officials said.

 

Walsh said he wanted police officials from other states to attend not just because of the gun trade, but also because guns are often exchanged for drugs that come from Boston.

“It’s a mutually destructive problem that demands a mutually constructive solution,” Walsh said.

Well, Mr. Braga, it is not a temporary blip. What needs to be understood is that stricter gun laws in the state keeps rightful owners from protecting themselves. It does not, by any means, keep criminals from breaking your new laws. What needs to be understood is that criminals will continue to break laws and illegally traffic and own guns regardless of what laws you implement.

It is interesting to read. Of course you have those who try to blame this all on non-efficient background checks or states with a ‘longer leash’ when it comes to gun sales. If that’s the case, then why are so many of the illegal guns they are seizing coming from within the state? 

Is it possible that once legal gun-owners turned into violent criminals? Sure. I am not ruling that out as a possibility, but I guarantee that is a very small percentage of the total violent criminals in the state. I am interested to see how their study goes. Maybe then they will finally realize that restricting sales and ownership of guns will not keep criminals from getting a hold of them. It will only prevent us from protecting ourselves in the event that we are confronted by them. Or maybe they won’t because people choose to be oblivious about the difference between legal and illegal gun owners. Who knows but I guess we will see.

What do you think their studies will find? 

Did You Register That Gun… Tattoo?

Someone has a case of over-reacting! Be careful, I’ve heard it’s been going around.

Michael Smith, citizen of Maine, got into an argument with a landscaping company in his area who felt “threatened” by the presence of a gun. Turns out, Smith was just packing.. ink? In most cases, you wouldn’t think a tattoo of a gun could get you in such trouble!

Here is a little clip from a recent article found in the New York Daily News:

Maine man Michael Smith woke up to police with assault rifles drawn on his front lawn Tuesday morning after authorities believed he had a flashed a gun during an argument.

A shirtless Smith had angrily shooed a tree removal company off of his property — spooking the landscapers with they thought was a handgun tucked in his pants.

But the weapon he was weilding was only a life-sized tattoo of a handgun with the barrel of the pistol tucked just below the beltline.

“Obviously it was a misunderstanding and he didn’t have a weapon, but we had to respond to the initial report as if he did,” Maine State Police Trooper Scott Duff told the Morning Sentinel. “We take all precautions when we don’t have the details.”

 Smith said that he was sleeping after working a night shift at his home on Ray Nors Drive when he heard a loud ruckus outside of his window.

Talk about your bad luck! Could you imagine what COULD HAVE happened to this innocent man over his tattoo? For God’s sake, he had troopers descending down around his house with rifles loaded and ready to go all because someone thought they saw a gun held up in his waist band.

Guns aren’t what is making this country unsafe, stupidity is.