Robber With Gun Chased Off By Clerk With Machete

Robber With Gun Chased Off By Clerk With Machete

The robber probably wasn’t expecting to see the clerk pull out a machete in self defense, a rather intimidating looking weapon, for sure. But he did and the robber fled. If you go to the site there is a short video of the incident.

. . . The surveillance video shows the man holding a bag open with one hand while pointing a gun with the other. Police reportedly said the suspect fired one shot into the wall.

The employee, who seemed unfazed, pulled a large machete from under the counter and chased the would-be robber out of the store.

The store owner told the station she got the machete a month ago and that her store has been broken into at least a dozen times.

The suspect is described by police as a young black man with a thin build, about 5’10” tall. He was reportedly wearing a gray mask, black top with stripes on the sleeves, dark pants and black and white sneakers.

Police say the suspect was armed with a .22 caliber pistol. . . .

Read more here.

Gun Digest Shooter’s Guide to Handguns

Gun Digest Shooter’s Guide to Handguns

Whatever your shooting and handgun needs, Gun Digest always provides a great reference guide. It covers handguns, ammunition, shooting, and care.

From the publisher’s blurb:

With more information for the dollar than any shooting book on the market, you get:

Compelling text by a world-renowned revolver gunsmith and certified Combat Focus Shooting instructor.
Up-to-date ballistics data.

The latest handguns, loads and optics.

Whether you’re interested in self defense, hunting, plinking, or competition, this is the one book that should be on your shelf!

Amazon offers the paperback version:

Or the Kindle version to read electronically:

Control: Exposing the Truth About Guns by Glenn Beck

Glenn Beck’s new book, Control: Exposing the Truth About Guns, offers an up-to-date look at the current climate regarding gun rights and gun control. It is a short book with lots of current quotes by many well-known individuals who are in the debate over gun control. He attempts to confront the many misconceptions (background checks) and outright lies (AR-15) about guns and the Second Amendment that are bandied about in the media.

From Amazon’s blurb:

History has proven that guns are essential to self-defense and liberty—but tragedy is a powerful force and has led many to believe that guns are the enemy, that the Second Amendment is outdated, and that more restrictions or outright bans on firearms will somehow solve everything.

Glenn reveals who is saying what. Great price on Amazon.

Read Control: Exposing the Truth About Guns and prepare to defend your second amendment rights.

Man Fatally Shoots Two Armed Men In Self-Defense During Apartment Invasion – One Suspect Flees

Three armed men invaded an apartment and were met by an armed citizen. There were several family members present, the man, his wife, four children and an uncle. Two of the three invaders were fatally shot and died at the scene. One suspect fled. Watch the video on the page. The man’s young son thought his father was going to die. He considers his dad a hero.

How can anyone believe that disarming law-abiding citizens will lead to greater citizen safety or a more peaceful society? I can’t imagine it. If I were a criminal and thought I might meet an armed citizen, I would seriously consider whether it would be worth the effort to break into the home. It acts as a deterrent.

Read more about the story here.

Tough Targets: When Criminals Face Armed Resistance from Citizens by Clayton E. Cramer and David Burnett

Tough Targets: When Criminals Face Armed Resistance from Citizens is a short book on the very important topic of the defensive use of guns and firearms. The authors, Clayton E. Cramer and David Burnett, have compiled a convincing record of what it means to have an armed society of law-abiding citizens.

The executive summary of the book states:

This special publication uses an extensive collection of news reports from over an eight-year period to survey the circumstances and outcomes of defensive gun uses in America. Federal and state lawmakers often oppose repealing or amending laws governing the ownership or carrying of guns. That opposition is often based on assumptions that the average citizen is incapable of successfully employing a gun in self-defense or that possession of a gun in public will tempt people to violence in contentious situations.

Those assumptions, illustrated in this report, are false. Such cases are an exceedingly small minority of gun uses by otherwise law-abiding citizens and a great number of tragedies-murders, rapes, assaults, robberies-have been thwarted by self-defense gun uses. The vast majority of gun owners are ethical and competent – and thousands of crimes are prevented each year by ordinary citizens with guns.

This report’s analysis begins with an overview of the academic studies that have tried to estimate the frequency of defensive gun uses. It then examines recent legal issues and trends surrounding the law of self defense, and then explores the manner and circumstances in which people use guns against criminals.

This paper also examines instances of gun use in self-defense in order to provide a better understanding of their character. When ordinary Americans use guns in self defense, what is the nature of that use? How frequently do these events occur and what are the consequences? Finally, a lengthy Appendix provides scores of documented examples in which ordinary people have used guns to defend themselves.

The book is available for purchase from Cato here.

On the same page as above you can read the book (60 pgs) online for free via Scribd.

Here is the direct SCRIBD link to Tough Targets: When Criminals Face Armed Resistance from Citizens. The book has a wealth of information on self-defense.

Highly recommended.

“Do More Citizens Need Guns?” – violent home invasion in NJ leads to FoxNews discussion on gun control

Fox plays a portion of the violent home invasion where the mother is savagely attacked by the home invader while her daughter sits on the couch watching. It is pretty rough. Thankfully the perp has been arrested.

You can watch the video of the home invasion here. Plus, the FoxNews anchors then discuss how they feel about guns, gun control, and self-defense in those situations.

Rethinking Gun Control – Slate article – ‘Guns are used for self-defense often and effectively’

A recent study entitled,

    Priorities for Research to Reduce the Threat of Firearm-Related Violence,

was released on June 5th. You can find that study here. At this time, the study is available for download as a pdf, but you need to register, which in this case means just your name and email. Very simple process.

Slate’s article, Rethinking Gun Control, cites the report and mentions, among other things, that according to the study, ‘Guns are used for self-defense often and effectively’. Should that really be a surprise? No, of course not.

And, when governments promote and legislate for more gun control, are they in fact reducing the ability of law-abiding citizens to use their guns “for self-defense often and effectively”? You can answer that question without any help from me.

Slate’s article Rethinking Gun Control summarizes several other key points found in the study.

Video – How to Survive the Criminal Justice System After a Self-Defense Shooting

Excellent video on how to survive the Criminal Justice System if you are involved in a self-defense shooting.

Paul Huebl explains that our criminal justice system is broken, and he carefully shares what someone needs to do after a self-defense shooting to protect themselves from further harm and possibly a wrongful conviction. It happens much more than we think.

The original video and post can be found here on Paul Huebl’s site,

Learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones from a broken criminal justice system. Share this video with others. Please seek the advice of a good lawyer.

Self-Defense – What Happens After You Shoot Someone?

Paul Huebl of provides some excellent tips for anyone who has used their gun in self-defense. What should you do?

. . . What should you do after you shoot? What do tell the 911 operator? You may find yourself surprised by the advice you’ll get from me. I am a shooting survivor and specialize in criminal defense investigation where the defense is self-defense.

Just what are your duties after a shooting? Surviving the criminal justice system may be far more of a challenge than you think. The only real duty you have is to yourself and family.

You can read more here

Mother and Daughter Defend Themselves With a GUN – Excellent Video

Glad to know this mother and daughter were prepared to defend themselves with a gun. An armed burglar entered the home and they were ready.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) –
A St. Paul mother and daughter pinned a burglar to the floor of their home and called police, while keeping a pink-stocked gun pointed at their intruder until officers arrived.

“What the hell are you doing in my home?” said 56-year-old Rebecca Larson, when she found suspected burglar Marty Childs inside of her Fremont Street house on the afternoon of Sept. 16.

Minneapolis News and Weather KMSP FOX 9

Read more here Mother and daughter defend themselves with a gun.