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January 31, 2013

The AR for home defense

Filed under: Gear,Self Defense — hdls @ 6:28 am

A great article written by Celia Bigelow and Aubrey Blankenship discussing why an AR style rifle is the a great choice for self-defense for women.

Sorry, President Obama. As young women, we prefer an AR-15 “assault” rifle with a 30-round magazine for self-defense.
In fact, we wouldn’t want to be stuck at home without one. In the wake of mass murders like Sandy Hook and the horrific rapes and murders of thousands of women each year, pepper spray, mace, or five-round handheld pistols aren’t going to cut it.

So what’s a girl to do? When choosing our tool for home defense, we want the best — in accuracy, handling, and aesthetics. The best choice by all three criteria is — hands down — the AR-15.
AR-15s are the most popular rifle in the U.S.; more than 3 million Americans own one. And its popularity isn’t with criminals — assault rifles account for only 0.6 percent of murders every year. Rather, the semi-automatic AR-15 is the gun of choice for many hunters, target shooters, and home defenders.


Another heart warming story

Filed under: Self Defense — hdls @ 6:01 am

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Home invasion suspect arrested after woman opens fire

A home invasion suspect was arrested at a hospital after a mother shot him during the crime at a Montgomery County home, deputies said Wednesday

Erin, who asked to be identified only by her first name, told Local 2 she was putting her 6-year-old son to bed when she heard a loud noise coming from her bedroom on Mink Lake Drive Friday night.

"I threw the cover over my son and I took off running, screaming to the living room to let my dogs out," she said.

Erin said she turned around and saw three masked men, pointing a gun right at her.

January 26, 2013

Another heart warming story

Filed under: Gear,Gun Rights,Self Defense — hdls @ 2:50 am

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Home Intruders Decide Not to Stick Around After Seeing Their ‘Victim’ Holding an AR-15

After seeing the barrel of an AR-15 staring them in the face, the two men fled from the apartment. No shots were fired and no one was injured. In fact, the rifle wasn’t even loaded at the time of the incident, Raymond said.

January 21, 2013

Another heart warming story

Filed under: Self Defense — hdls @ 4:08 am

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Burglars shot in southeast Oklahoma City, police said

Police said five people were trying to burglarize a home at the 1500 block of SE 45 when the female homeowner shot one of them with her gun.

A friend of the homeowner, a man, shot another burglar with the homeowner’s gun, police report. The burglars fled the scene and went to a house at the 500 block of SE 79, police said.

January 5, 2013

Another heart warming story

Filed under: Self Defense — hdls @ 4:27 pm
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Woman hiding with kids shoots intruder


A woman hiding in her attic with children shot an intruder multiple times before fleeing to safety Friday.

The incident happened at a home on Henderson Ridge Lane in Loganville around 1 p.m. The woman was working in an upstairs office when she spotted a strange man outside a window, according to Walton County Sheriff Joe Chapman. He said she took her 9-year-old twins to a crawlspace before the man broke in using a crowbar.

December 29, 2012

Every woman should have a CPL

Filed under: Gun Rights,Self Defense — hdls @ 2:44 am

This is why.

“Thing is, he’s going to kill me.”

“Have you gone to the police?”

“Yes, of course I have.”

“And what happened?”

She shakes her head from side to side, wraps spindly arms protectively around her chest.

“I got a restraining order against Ned — that’s my ex. But you know what good that is, don’t you?”

“Tell me.”

She inscribes a big zero in the air.

Even if you don’t own a gun, get a CPL. Even if you think you’ll never need a gun, get a CPL. Even if you hate guns, get a CPL.

In my state, if a woman has a CPL she can walk into a gun store and walk out with a pistol the same day. I suspect “waiting periods” have killed more women than they have saved.

(h/t to Kathy Jackson and A Girl and Her Gun)

December 20, 2012

Off-duty policewoman uses her gun to stop a mass shooting at a theater

Filed under: Gun Rights,Self Defense — hdls @ 10:24 pm

If you want to stop an active shooter, you need to confront them with an armed response. That works. Nothing else does.


Story from WOAI News.


 Two people are hospitalized after a gunman chased terrified restaurant patrons into the lobby of the Santikos Mayan 14 movie theater during a showing of “The Hobbit” last night, 1200 WOAI news reports.

Police detectives and sheriff’s investigators say the incident started in the China Garden Restaurant on Southwest Military Drive about 9 PM Sunday, when an employee of the restaurant walked in looking for a woman.

When the woman, who officials say is also a restaurant employee, wasn’t there, the man pulled a gun and attempted to open fire in the restaurant but his weapon jammed.

“It started at the restaurant and then went into the parking lot and then into the movie theater,” Deputy Lou Antu told 1200 WOAI news.

Investigators say some of the terrified restaurant patrons poured into the movie theater, and the gunman followed.

He opened fire, shooting one…

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It is all about love

Filed under: Gun Rights,Self Defense — hdls @ 9:53 pm

Kathy Jackson nails it. Exercising gun rights is an expression of love.

December 19, 2012

Woman shoots man who broke into her house and tried to stab her

Filed under: Self Defense — hdls @ 8:16 pm


Oh, here’s a story from the Philadelphia Daily News that won’t get national media attention and crocodile tears from Obama.


A 17-year-old learned the hard way that breaking into houses is a pretty bad idea after police say a woman he attempted to stab during a home-invasion in Northeast Philadelphia shot him early Saturday morning.

Cops said the teen was one of about 10 men who kicked in the door of a house on Greenmount Road near Millbrook shortly after midnight Saturday and started fighting with two men, ages 26 and 42, who were inside. During that fight, one of the thugs threw a 40-ounce beer bottle and hit a 49-year-old woman who was also in the house at the time in the stomach.

Police said the 17-year-old who was shot during the melee went after that woman with a knife, so she pulled out a gun and shot…

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October 23, 2012

Chris Costa + Zombies

Filed under: Gear,Got Preps?,Self Defense,Training — hdls @ 7:28 pm

This looks like it could be cool. I’ll probably buy at least one of the DVDs.

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