Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Using a Stun Gun or Pepper Spray

A stun gun is a battery-operated device that gives an electrical shock to an attacker using two metal prongs located on top of the device. It can be used as protection from attackers, muggers, or even your husband, if he's an abuser (don't let him know you have it). The current of the gun interrupts the nerve impulses that control muscle movement. It can cause a person to be disabled for nearly 30 minutes. You should always have your stun gun or pepper spray in your hand and ready for use whenever you are in a potentially dangerous situation such as a dark parking lot or while walking your dog. Other dangerous situations are when your spouse or boyfriend (or in some cases your girlfriend) has shown him/herself to be an abuser. Do not "threaten" him (or her) with it. Just use it without warning. If that person is capable of abusing you, showing it to them will only give them warning. Do not tell them in advance that you have it. These things work because you can use them without warning, giving your attacker, whoever it is, a big surprise when he/she attacks you. You need to touch the stun gun to the person's body because, unlike those used by police, the smaller ones normally carried by individuals do not "shoot something out." You must touch the person's skin (even under clothes), preferably on the upper hip, below the rib cage or the upper shoulder. This is because there are nerve centers there that make the stun gun more effective. But it will still work when touched at any point on the body. Touch the trunk of the body because stunning a limb may only stun that limb without affecting the rest of the body. Doing so will not cause a shock to you, even if he/she is holding you. Hold it there from one to five seconds, however long it takes to incapacitate them and allow you to escape. With a pepper spray, aim it at the attacker (preferably the eyes) and push the button, holding it long enough to incapacitate the attacker. Then run away and get help. Always touch the points of contact to a metal source (without touching the trigger) soon after using the stun gun to "discharge" any residual charge so as not to hurt yourself. On some of the smaller ones using a 9-volt battery, it's a good idea to replace the battery if you held the trigger for a while.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Why is This Discussion Even Necessary?

The simple answer is that the anti-gun freaks are STUPID and just don't understand that banning guns ANYWHERE is an INVITATION to criminals to attack us. "The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is taking issue with a crass remark by Peter Hamm, spokesman for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, in which Hamm contended in a Fox News report that self-defense advocates have no business on college campuses. Hamm's remark, reported by Fox News on Wednesday, was, 'You don't like the fact that you can't have a gun on your college campus? Drop out of school.' CCRKBA Executive Director Mark A. Taff, himself a part-time college student, fired back, 'For a fairly bright, though philosophically misguided guy, Peter said a remarkably stupid thing and he ought to apologize to every college student who believes that their right of self-defense should not be nullified simply by stepping onto a college campus.' Taff said the Virginia Tech outrage might never have happened if that university had not adopted a campus gun ban, and actively lobbied against a proposed statute that would have allowed legally-licensed students and instructors to be armed. A shooting at Virginia's Appalachian Law School a few years ago ended when the gunman was confronted by two armed students. A high school shooter in Pearl, Mississippi was taken down at gunpoint by a school administrator who ran to his private vehicle, retrieved a pistol and confronted the gunman." For Hamm to make such a stupid statement, in the face of such evidence shows just how stupid such people really are. (CCRKBA, 10/25/07)

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Guns in Self-Defense

I never have any problem finding enough examples of guns being used in self-defense, sometimes without a shot being fired. My biggest problem is trying to decide which ones to leave out. So I'm not going to leave ANY out. Check out the link below to see the latest ones on the NRA web site. Why do I have to go to the NRA web site to find these? Because they are ALL treated as "local stories," and the national media just ignores such stories because they don't reflect their predisposed position that armed people would be more likely to shoot themselves instead of the criminals. (The Armed Citizen, 10/07)

Gun-Grabbers Are Afraid of this Book

It's called, "America Fights Back: Armed Self-Defense in a Violent age." Written by a prominent advocate of Second Amendment rights, Alan Gottlieb, and Dave Workman, this book puts the lie to the anti-gun fanatic's contention that people are more likely to shoot themselves or a loved one if they had a gun. Former Congressman Bob Barr said, "During my years in the U.S. House of Representatives serving on the Judiciary Committee, I tired of listening to the arguments of one gun-control advocate after another endlessly repeat the same tired, baseless arguments in support of their efforts to disarm law-abiding American citizens. Now, in "America Fights Back – Armed Self Defense in a Violent Age," we have a well-written defense of the Bill of Rights that provides both sound substantive arguments in support of the right to keep and bear arms, as well as true-life stories of how the Second Amendment works in practice not just in theory. This book ought to be required reading for every Member of the House and Senate; and every occupant of the White House." Maybe then, they'd understand that laws against gun ownership by criminals don't work -- because they're criminals -- who break laws for a living. (Amazon) By the way: I get no commission from any sales. I just think as many Americans as possible should read this book.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Sleepy Woman Dozes For Thirty Miles

Karen Steinhert, 28, of Littleton, Colorado, dozed off and on for thirty miles while Christian Peuett and his wife followed, videotaping all the way and trying their best to interest a cop, any cop. She weaved from lane to lane as her head went up and down. Finally, after almost a half an hour, a state trooper pulled her over, gave her a ticket, and told her to find a parking lot and get some sleep. All this would not have happened if she had had a "Nap Alarm," available from Personal Defense Consultants in Denver. You hang it on one ear and if your head falls, as hers did when she dozed off, it emits a loud noise, waking you up. Some people will just not admit when they're too tired to drive. This woman is lucky to be alive and if the Pruetts hadn't cared, she'd have been on her last drive.

Chuckie Schumer Wants to Disarm All Veterans

The government enlisted these people and trained them in how to use guns and other military equipment. Now Chuckie Schumer wants to deny them the right to have guns at home. But another Senator disagrees: "Senator Tom Coburn isn't going to go away quietly. As you know from previous GOA alerts, the Republican Senator from Oklahoma has placed a hold on the noxious legislation that is being pushed by Senator Chuck Schumer of New York. Because of his actions, the Veterans Disarmament Act (HR 2640 and S 2084) has been stalled in the Senate for a few weeks. But not content to remain silent, Sen. Coburn sent a pointed letter to the Department of Veterans Affairs, asking them to justify their actions. Coburn states in his letter that the Veterans Affairs continues to send the names of "approximately 1,000 additional veterans" to the Department of Justice every month. According to the Congressional Research Service, Coburn says, this has resulted in 'approximately 140,000 Veterans' being added into the NICS background check system. 'This situation is concerning to me,' he continues, 'as the vast majority of these veterans have committed no crime.' Coburn correctly notes that if these veterans should continue to own a firearm, they could 'unknowingly be in violation' of federal law." If we can't trust these people, as civilians, to own guns, how could we ever trust them as soldiers? This is so typical of the ignorant laws people like Chuckie Schumer want to pass. We should have a way of getting rid of such idiots from congress, even if we don't live in his state. (GOA, 10/18/07)

Woman Stabbed to Death

Two women were unloading a "Meals on Wheels" van at a Montessori School in Rocky Mount, NC, when a man suddenly attacked them in a robbery attempt, stabbing one to death and putting the other in the hospital with serious injuries. The women attempted to fight him off, but were unarmed, while he had a knife. Does that suggest anything to you? It does to me. If one of those women had been armed with a stun gun or pepper spray, the ending might have been different. (Rocky Mount Telegram, 10/18/07)

Stun Gun, Anyone?

"On November 4th, the manager of a NY café was stabbed to death by a delivery person who was just fired. While the manager was known for being generous and flexible, the assailant became enraged when he was told he was being let go in the back of the restaurant. The 26 year old manager staggered to the tables area that was filled with customers with the knife still sticking out of his chest. The assailant fled and evaded capture." I wonder how much difference a stun gun or pepper spray in the hands of this manager would have made? In Aukland, NZ, this: "The Auckland-based Framework Trust in New Zealand provides mental health services for mentally and intellectually disabled people as well the dangerous. A young man who is patient struck a staff member in the head without warning on October 4th while they were out in public. The worker was not responsible for watching the client but was standing close by. The staff member was hospitalized with serious head injuries and concussion. The same client had struck another employee in the head with a cricket ball which then required stitches. Workers and family members are concerned about the safety and security of their positions. The government's Occupational Safety and Health department is holding an investigation." Again I wonder: what difference would a stun gun or pepper spray in the hands of this victim have made?

What About the Kids?

I've often wondered what we can do to ensure the safety of children too young to be responsible with a stun gun or pepper spray. I was afraid if we allowed them to carry them, they'd use them to "have fun" at somebody else's expense. This is not my imagination. It's reality. But a friend of mine has come up with a solution. Equip them with electronic whistles and inform everybody you know that if they hear this whistle, there's a child in trouble. Teach the lids never to use it unless they're in trouble. Not to "cry wolf." In one area, they did this. A child used the whistle when some thugs were accosting her. Within seconds, about thirty people responded and ran the thugs off. Someone who had a cell-phone camera got their pictures and they will soon be apprehended. This proves that you don't always have to hurt them to stop them. Alert everybody around and they will run away to find easier victims. PDC can supply you with these whistles. (Personal Defense Consultants)

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

"Air America " Host Blames "Talk Radio"

She fell down while walking her dog and apparently thought that would give her a good opportunity to blame "talk radio." But it turns out she was lying: "Air America Radio host Randi Rhodes is temporarily off the air, but cops and her lawyer say reports she was mugged near her Manhattan apartment were bogus [They came from her. -RT]. Fellow host Jon Elliott said on the liberal network that Rhodes was attacked at 39th St. and Park Ave. on Sunday night while walking her dog, Simon. Elliott, who said Rhodes lost several teeth in the attack, waxed about a possible conspiracy. 'Is this an attempt by the right-wing hate machine to silence one of our own?' he asked on the air, according to the Talking Radio blog. 'Are we threatening them [Not in the slightest. -RT]?' A police source said Rhodes never filed a report and never claimed to be the victim of a mugging. Rhodes' lawyer Robert Gaulin told the Daily News she was injured in a fall while walking her dog, but she wasn't sure exactly what happened." Thus the liberal network is shown to again foment a lie. (NY Daily News, 10/17/07)

Abolish "Gun-Free Zones"

That's the best, and ONLY answer to the significant increase in school shootings (many of which are "copycat" shootings by people who got the idea from Columbine). If the principal at Columbine had been armed, he could have put a couple into the head of one of the shooters, whom he was able to watch while he was shooting into a room. Instead, he just "backed away" so as to stay alive himself. CCKRKBA says, "BELLEVUE, WA - While anti-gun organizations are demanding that Congress quickly pass new legislation in response to the Virginia Tech massacre, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms suggests another approach: Abolish the concept of 'gun free zones.' 'Every tragic school shooting, and attacks such as those at Salt Lake City's Trolley Square, Luby's Cafeteria in Killeen, Texas, and the Tacoma Mall had one common denominator,' said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. 'They all happened in so-called 'gun-free zones'." Last spring's attack at Virginia Tech occurred months after the university proudly lobbied the Virginia Assembly to continue prohibiting legally-licensed students and faculty from carrying defensive handguns on campus. Thirty-two students and instructors died when Cho Sueng- Hui went on a rampage that might have been stopped short by an armed student or instructor." But NO! Our idiot legislators will cling to the idea that you can stop criminals and potential school shooters from obtaining guns by passing a law that says they can't be armed. I wonder how many laws the Columbine shooters violated (22, according to news reports)? I wonder how many laws were violated by Cho Sueng when he shot up Virginia Tech? Laws do NOT stop such people, who are planning on violating the law, anyway. You have to allow innocent and responsible citizens to defend themselves, since the cops admit they can't do the job. All they can do is clean up and catch the murderer later. Even a stun gun in the hands of someone the shooter does not suspect of having one could have helped. (CCRKBA, 10/17/07)

An "Ace Up Your Sleeve"

A friend of mine (whose name I cannot reveal) says, "On the street you need an ace up your sleeve." One of the best things to use for your "ace" is the "Triple-Threat Mace" with permanent dye. (PDC has it) It hits the attacker like a "brick wall and he'll feel like he "just stepped into hell." His breathing will become labored, then his eyes will fill with tears and he won't be able to see. He'll start coughing and won't be able to stop. The UV dye will "mark him" and make him easy prey for the police. The police already carry the "Triple Threat Mace because it works -- and if it didn't, they wouldn't carry it. In the news today is a story abut a guy who just walked up to the window of a car while it was stopped for a moment and shot a young girl to death. Maybe if she had had a "Triple-Threat Mace" and was quick enough to use it, she'd still be alive. Just walking down the street is dangerous for a woman of any age, and men, too. Especially the aged. Criminals look upon them as "easy targets." For my part, I'm not going to be anybody's "easy target." (Just common sense)

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Use Anything as a Weapon

One of the things I have been trained for is the use of just about anything as a self-defense weapon. Back in 1958 I was a cab driver. I was only robbed twice, but the robbers got nothing either time. The first time, there were two of them and they made me get out of the cab in the dark, which I did. But as I did, I got my pen-style tear-gas gun out of my pocket and shot the one on my side. All his buddy heard as he got out on the other side was a "flash-bang" and his buddy scream. He might still be running for the hills. His buddy spent a long time in prison. The second time, there was only one, and he had a knife. After giving him my money, he got ready to get out, and made a big mistake. He looked down to find the door handle. That's when I hit him with my big five-cell flashlight (that I got from Radio Shack and kept on the front seat to locate addresses and brain robbers). He never spent a day in jail because they don't put addled people in prison. The cops asked my why I hit him so hard and I told them I had never hit anybody like that before and I just kept hitting him until he was no longer a threat. Today, they'd probably put me in jail. But with the use of a disguised stun gun or pepper spray, that isn't likely.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Man Resists Robber, Runs Away

"A man escaped a hold-up in North San Jose by pushing his assailant and running away late Tuesday, police said. Around 10:30 p.m. a man walking near the intersection of Cropley and North Capitol avenues was approached by an armed man, according to police records. The armed man asked the other for his cash. The man pushed the robber and ran away with his money still in his wallet, police said. The would-be robber, it's unclear what kind of weapon he had, reportedly headed west toward Capitol." I'd bet the robber didn't have a gun or he'd have sot the victim as he ran away. I've always said if a robber or other kind of assailant had anything less than a gun, a disguised stun gun or pepper spray would stop him long enough for the victim to run away. He didn't even need one in this story. (San Jose Mercury-News,)

Tourists Rout Muggers, Kill One

SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA - A tour bus full of senior citizens on a cruise from Florida were forced to defend themselves against a trio of alleged muggers in the Atlantic coast city of Limon, sending two fleeing and killing the third, said police. Officials for the Miami-based Carnival Cruise Lines say the incident occurred on an outing that the tourists had planned on their own. The three assailants were armed with a gun and a knife when they held up the tourists, but fled after a 70-year-old retired military member put one of the 20-year-old suspects into a chokehold and killed him. The tourists were questioned by local police and then released. They have opted to continue their vacation." It doesn't say if any of these tourists had a stun gun or pepper spray, but this story does show that muggers can be defeated, sometimes by a 70-year-old man. (From Florida Today)

Thursday, October 11, 2007

School Prohibits Teacher From Carrying Licensed Gun

Schools continue to be well-known "gun-free zones," which tells the "bad guys" there will be no opposition if they want to go onto the school campus and shoot someone with their illegal guns. Yes, there might be a uniformed cop who has a gun, but he's easily dispensed with because he's in uniform and cannot ALWAYS be "alert," every minute. Teachers, however, if they were allowed to be armed, may, or may not be armed. The assailant has no way of knowing which one WILL be armed. This particular teacher has good reason to want to be armed. Her ex-husband, against whom she has a piece of paper called a "restraining order" for whatever good THAT does, is an eminent danger to her and everybody around her. Even if she hired an armed bodyguard, he wouldn't be allowed to take his gun on campus, either. What stupidity! "The teacher, identified as 'Jane Doe' to protect her privacy, is licensed to carry a concealed firearm under Oregon state statute. She is fearful for her safety, and that of her students, because of threats she has reportedly received from her ex-husband, against whom she has a restraining order. School officials are refusing to allow her to bring her gun on campus, despite Oregon law which appears to allow it. Anti-gun State Sen. Ginny Burdick (D-Portland) has vowed to introduce legislation that will exempt Oregon public schools from the state’s pre-emption law. 'This is a case where the issue seems crystal clear,' said SAF (Second Amendment Foundation) founder Alan Gottlieb. Here is a woman who has taken all the proper, legal steps for her own safety, and quite possibly the safety of her students and fellow teachers. Oregon’s pre-emption law appears to be on her side, and so are we.' " The next question here is, will she be murdered in her classroom while legislators fight over the question? Or will she get a stun-gun and use that? (Second Amendment Foundation, 9/28/07)

Guns Only for Cops?

That's what the "anti-gun freaks" always say: "guns should only be in the hands of police and government agents." How ignorant that is! And this story shows that ignorance, in all its glory. A bunch of Albany, NY cops illicitly bought a bunch of "automatic weapons" some time ago, and it was thought that they had been dealt with. But NO! The weapons disappeared and, as yet, not a single police officer has been charged. "The Albany Times Union reported this week that dozens of automatic weapons, obtained apparently without approval by police officers in 1993 and 1994 -- during the first Clinton Administration -- were originally thought to have been rounded up and destroyed a few years ago. But now, the newspaper said, some of these guns are apparently still missing. One of the guns was reportedly found at a Texas gun store. Another of the guns had been obtained by an assistant district attorney, who ultimately turned it in about four years ago. It was not explained why he had the gun in the first place [or why we're just now hearing about it. -RT], but he certainly should have known better, SAF said." If this is what they mean, maybe everybody ought to go out and find an illicit gun dealer and buy a gun out of the trunk of his car in an alley. He probably buys his guns from the cops, anyway. Nobody has so far explained why those police officers have not been charged in the original case. But if there were a perfect example of why gun laws DO NOT WORK, this is it. Yes, I advocate allowing all honest people to carry guns for personal protection. "Anti-gun freaks" disagree . . . until somebody attacks THEM. Then, guess what? We find that they had a gun all along! (Second Amendment Foundation, 10/10/07)

Monday, October 8, 2007

Missing College Girls

MISSING COLLEGE GIRLS I recently Googled "missing college girls" and got 13,700,000 hits. That means to me this is a huge and growing problem. I wonder how many college girls could have escaped becoming a "missing college girl" if she had been in possession of a powerful stun gun disguised as something else? Most men who think they can do such a thing as kidnapping a college girl, for whatever reason, do so because in most cases college girls are easy to kidnap. If more were able to carry guns for self-defense, that number would go down precipitously. But the government will not allow honest and reliable people to carry guns while criminals, whose entire reason for living is to break the law, can get a gun easily out of the trunk of somebody's car, illegally (laws will never stop criminals from obtaining guns). But the government is not going to come to its senses soon and allow innocent people to carry guns for their own safety so they must depend on a non-lethal defense mechanism such as a stun gun or pepper spray. Once in a great while you'll find a man upon whom these devices will not work. But the vast number of men can be instantly, and temporarily disabled by their use so the intended victim can get away and, in some cases, call the police. Those who can withstand the high-voltage stun guns or hot pepper sprays will still be surprised and give the intended victim time to get away. Another factor that needs repeating: only about 17% of criminal attacks are done with guns. Most criminals depend on intimidation.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Women Are In Terrible Danger

There are way too many men in this world who feel that ANY opposition to their wishes gives them an excuse to beat, and even murder their former wives and girlfriends. In the case cited here, this woman sued her former husband for holding her down on the floor and beating her nearly to death. But it seems to me if she had had a powerful stun gun or even a pepper or tear gas spray, she might not have had to endure that beating.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Tale of Two Women

One still alive, one dead. The one who is dead was told by the "authorities" there was a fifteen-day waiting period to buy a gun after her ex-husband threatened her life. She accepted that and her ex murdered her the next day, beating her to death, along with her son, who tried to intervene. The second woman took action, buying a high-powered stun gun. Her ex came calling the next day, thinking he'd beat her to death. But it wasn't to be. When he backhanded her the first time, she took out her stun gun and zapped him for two full seconds. He fell to the ground, writhing and gibbering. He was still "out of it" when the police arrived a few minutes later. He tried to file assault charges on her, but the police weren't buying. He went to prison for a long time.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Domestic Violence Figures

Every fifteen seconds, an act of domestic violence occurs. 50% of all willful homicides of females are committed by a past or present intimate partner; 20% of all murders (more than 4000 each year) in the U.S. are domestic-violence related; 63% of all boys, aged 11 to 20, who are arrested for murder, have killed the man who was assaulting their mother; Up to 50% of all homeless women and children in the U.S. are fleeing domestic violence; After being sheltered, 31% of abused women in New York City returned to their abusers primarily because they could not locate longer-term housing; 15-25% of all females who are battered are pregnant. The March of Dimes reports that more babies are now born with birth defects as a result of the mother being battered during pregnancy than from the combination of all the diseases and illnesses for which we immunize pregnant women; Battering is the single major cause of injury to women-more frequent than auto accidents, muggings, and rapes combined; 85% of batterers watched domestic violence occur in their own home as children, and/or experienced physical/sexual abuse themselves; Every five years, there are more women killed in domestic-violence incidents in the U.S. than there were U.S. casualties in Vietnam. I wonder how many of these people could have protected themselves with disguised stun-guns or pepper sprays? If you're worried about your spouse or boyfriend, get yourself "the difference" by obtaining a disguised stun gun or pepper spray. Don't proudly proclaim to the person you're worried about that you have it. Don't "threaten him" with it if he attacks you. He'll just take it away from you and use it on you. Use it without a word and get away from there! Take immediate steps to make sure he can't find you. It is the element of surprise, coupled with the pain that makes these things work.