Category Archives: Why Carry Concealed?

Resident Shoots Masturbating Dog Thief


No, this headline isn’t a gag or a joke:

On December 28, a Bucks County, Pennsylvania, burglar, who masturbated on one resident’s neck before stealing her dog, was shot and critically wounded after breaking into a second apartment.

Even after being shot twice by a homeowner, Medero was still so violent that he fought responding police. He is said to be in critical condition following surgery. Authorities say that, if Medero survives, he will be charged with a laundry-list of offenses.

No word on his immigration status.

I’m sure Professor Tom H. Hastings (story below) is horrified, and thinks that the homeowner should have applied some nonviolent conflict resolution, rather than shooting Medero twice.

Foreign Aggression Underscores Need For Armed Citizens

Don’t look now, but there is no shortage of people overseas who positively hate our guts, and would gladly launch catastrophic attacks on U.S. soil if they had half a chance. This trend appears to be growing, even as Leftists in America work ceaselessly to disarm private citizens.

The Defense Intelligence Agency revealed today that, in the 1990s, North Korean commando units trained to attack U.S. nuclear plants:

According to the report, the “Reconnaissance Bureau, North Korea, had agents in place to attack American nuclear power plants.”

The document states that the North Korean Ministry of People’s Armed Forces, the ministry in charge of the military, “established five liaison offices in the early 1990s, to train and infiltrate operatives into the United States to attack nuclear power plants and major cities in case of hostilities.”

The reason we know this is because the DIA just declassified this report. Intelligence like this is often declassified when it becomes “old news”. Given North Korea’s growing belligerence toward the U.S. since then, this rogue state undoubtedly has assets on American soil, poised to strike at us, right now.

Of course, attacks by crazed North Korean commandos on nuclear power plants would probably be hailed by addlebrained American Lefties and other burned-out hippie-types who, after all, abhor all things nook-you-lar.

The recent, massive cyber attacks on Sony Pictures clearly illustrates that the North Koreans are ready, willing and able to do damage to Americans. With Sony, the damage was financial … and social. Sony co-chair Amy Pascal will never work in Hollywood again – not after making e-mailed jokes about Obama’s favorite movie being “Django”. Her shameless and public ass-kissing of the reprehensible Al Sharpton, I fear, will avail her not

ISIS/ISIL/Islamic State continues to pose a grave threat to Americans here at home. Persons living here have joined this death cult, and have traveled to the Middle East to fight with them. The converse is also true: Islamic State has been recruiting actors in America (and in other Western nations), undoubtedly to use them to launch attacks both in America, and in places like Australia, where a Muslim cleric recently staged a hostage takeover of a Sidney cafe, resulting in the deaths of multiple innocents.

This attack in Australia, along with a foiled Jihadist plan to decapitate Australians en masse, has caused many to reconsider the wisdom of having a disarmed public.

But progressivist Western regimes overseas continue to blanche at the idea of having armed citizens around. Here at home, our own progressivist regime continues to push for the elimination of private gun ownership, often through astroturf proxies like the Brady Campaign, Everytown For Gun Safety, and Moms Demand Action.

Liberals seem to live in a fantasy world where bad things almost never happen; and when they do happen, why, the police or the army – the almighty State, in other words –  is right there Johnny-on-the-spot to make it all better.

Like most people, I’ve spent a lot of time in malls recently, shopping for Christmas presents. Assuming private citizens were not allowed to own and carry firearms, what would happen if a squad of Islamic State terrorists marched in with AK-47s and started spraying bullets? All of the malls I’ve visited had security – unarmed security, that is. Fat guys in white shirts, and scrawny little guys in white shirts. Their badges were shiny, and they had walkie-talkies … but really, what good would that do against even halfway determined, lightly-armed attackers?

I struck up a conversation with one, a willowy little guy with startled-looking, protuberant eyes. Barney Fife, but without even a single round in his pocket to put in the nonexistent .38 six-shooter on his bony hip. After I flashed my retirement badge and credentials, I asked him about how much trouble they have at that particular mall. There are juvenile shoplifters, he told me, and the occasional fistfight. He mentioned that when such things occur, he just calls the cops, and lets them handle it.

“They get here pretty quick?” I asked.

“Oh,” he said, “we’re out here, kind of on the edge of town. I’ve seen it take 15 or 20 minutes for a cop to respond to trouble. Until the cops show up,” he said, with tremorous bravado, “it’s just me, y’know?”

I didn’t have the heart to ask him what his plan was if something Really Bad ever occurred.

Progressives, liberals and other government-intervention fans argue that armed citizens should not “play cop” if something Really Bad occurs in their presence. They say that we serfs lack the proper training to act decisively.

Yet, when I was a police firearm instructor, poor marksmanship and a lack of firearms maintenance by the rank and file never ceased to amaze me. Most of the cops I trained were so-so shooters. There were some that probably had no business carrying a pistol; the sorts of guys you had to coach and coax through multiple re-shoots just to achieve a minimum qualification score. There were often mechanical malfunctions, too. I once helped a peer clean his stuttering Glock, a weapon he’d carried for almost three years, and one that he had never field stripped for cleaning because he didn’t know how to take it apart.

By contrast, the civilian shooters I now hang with – mostly IPSC and IDPA shooters, all of whom carry concealed – could outshoot just about every cop I ever shared a firing range with. And since they consider their weapons as something more than just a particularly heavy part of their uniform, their weapons are kept in an immaculate state of maintenance.

And anyway, there’s nothing magical about defensive shooting. It involves:

  1. Finding cover, if possible.
  2. Drawing the weapon from its holster.
  3. Lining up the sights on the bad guy.
  4. Pulling the trigger, while keeping the sights aligned on the bad guy.
  5. Repeating the last two steps if needed.

There is skill involved, certainly, developed by practice. But it ain’t quantum physics, either. Civilian shooters can and do excel at this. The police and military don’t have magical abilities that the rest of us lack. Nor are their training regimens beyond the reach of mere mortals. Or civilians either, for that matter.

Considering all the threats facing us Americans – threats which seem to grow more severe with each passing month – it is perfectly reasonable that private citizens should be armed with semiautomatic pistols and rifles against the inevitability that something Really Bad will sooner or later occur. Talk about “gun sense” in America!

When these Really Bad things occur, chances are the police – with their SWAT gear, their armor, and their government-supplied, selective-fire weapons – will be late to the game. How many people can a maniac murder in a minute, let alone in the 20 minutes it takes the cops to arrive at the scene of a mere fistfight between hooligans at an upscale shopping mall?

Quite a few, unless a citizen first responder corks him at the onset of his attack.

During the Revolutionary War, citizen-soldiers were called Minutemen. It was a good idea then, and it is still a good idea, considering the maniacal foes we have in places like the Middle East and North Korea.

Gun-haters just don’t seem to understand there are people and groups out there who wish to do us harm – as we do business, as we shop, as we pick up the kids from school. Lefties say we should “empathize” with foreign no-goodniks. I wish these chuckleheads the best of luck with their oblivious, la-ti-dah worldview.

But I fear that one day, in the not-too-distant future, while they’re blissfully going about their daily routines, empathizing all over the place, harsh reality is going to jump up and bite them squarely in the ass.

Hate Crimes Against Bosnians In St. Louis Escalate

Ethnic cleansing has apparently come to St. Louis.

Last Sunday morning, a Bosnian immigrant, 32-year-old Zemir Begic, was beaten to death without provocation by four hammer-wielding black thugs. Authorities in St. Louis, to include the unfortunately-named Mayor Slay, quickly pooh-poohed any suggestion of a “hate crime”.

However, just before that attack, as it turns out (and this story has been buried in the news), another Bosnian immigrant, Seldin Dranovic, was badly beaten, by the same thugs, and in the same Bevo Mills neighborhood, as Begic.

Dranovic survived. Begic was not so fortunate.

That particular pack of thugs, responsible for both attacks, was arrested.

But Friday night, a 26-year-old Bosnian woman was attacked by another pack of thugs in Bevo Mills, dragged from her car, and asked about her Bosnian heritage. When she told her attackers she was Bosnian, she was beaten unmercifully.

According to a St. Louis PD news release:

Incident: Robbery 1st
Location: 4600 block of Lansdowne
Date/Time: 12/5/14 @ 05:25
Victim: 26-year old white female
Suspect(s): Three unknown black males, late teens-early 20s
​The victim stated she was driving in the 4600 block of Lansdowne when three unknown suspects walked in front of her vehicle. When the victim attempted to drive around them, the suspects displayed a firearm and ordered her to stop her vehicle, to which she complied. One of the suspects then approached the driver’s side, produced an object, possibly a crowbar, and struck the windshield of her vehicle. The suspects then ordered the victim to exit her vehicle. The victim refused and one of the suspects pulled her out of the car. During this time, another suspect opened the passenger side door of the vehicle, went through the victim’s purse and stated that it was empty. One of the suspects then pushed the victim to the ground and kicked her. All three suspects then fled the scene. A passerby located the victim on the ground and contacted this department. EMS responded, however the victim refused further medical treatment and said she would respond to a hospital at a later time. As of now, officers are investigating this incident as a “bias crime” based on the victim’s account of the incident. The investigation is ongoing.

Bosnian immigrants living in St. Louis, interviewed by local media, generally agree that anti-white sentiments are driving these attacks. Even Mayor Slay has admitted Friday’s attack appears to be a bias crime, and the matter has been handed off to the FBI.

A bizarre video by “Mary Omni””, who is ostensibly a militant black activist/cultist/crackpot in the St. Louis area, indicates that a certain segment of blacks living in South St. Louis has some sort of irrational hatred of Bosnians in particular. The text of the video is as follows:

“Ferguson, Bosnian death immigrant warning is this. You are on these black young men 14th birthrights and land rights. If there’s an accident that occurs you are considered the invader and embezzler thief. You came to build a dream on the 14th Constitutional nation of supremacy. Fourteenth biblical inheritors… The Bosnian immigrant was invading. The Bosnian immigrant was joining globalists and they came to America for the American dream at the expense of black infant babies. At the expense of the Mike Brown. At the expense of the black housing. At the expense of the black’s education… The immigrant Bosnian is seen as a foreign invader and a thief.”

Here’s the video:

Don’t ask me to explain the grievance “Mary Omni”, and her “House of David” outfit, has against Bosnians. None of this makes sense. But apparently, judging from these recent attacks, she has followers in the black community.

This is indeed unfortunate. Bosnians are decent people who have historically suffered grievous persecution and ethic cleansing in their country of origin. They come here seeking a better, safer life for themselves and their families … only to be beset by delusional black followers of some lunatic fringe sect in St. Louis, for absolutely no reason I can imagine.

Since the name murder Sunday morning, Bosnians in St. Louis have been taking to the streets to protest this violence.

For now, the Bosnians seem content to wave banners and signs around. This may well change if these attacks continue. Considering their cohesiveness, culture and history, Bosnians are probably among the last people you’d want to provoke.


St. Louis Police Deny Hammer Murder Racially Motivated


Early Sunday morning, 32-year-old Zemir Begic (above) was driving in the Bevo Mill neighborhood of St. Louis when several thugs – almost all black, according to reports – ran up and began beating his car with hammers. Begic, who is a Bosnian immigrant, exited his car… with tragic but predictable results:

Police said Begic was in his vehicle about 1:15 a.m. in the 4200 block of Itaska when several juveniles approached and began damaging his car. Police said Begic got out to confront the juveniles, who began yelling at him and hitting him with hammers.

Begic, 32, who lived in the 4200 block of Miami Street, suffered injuries to his head, abdomen, face and mouth. He died at St. Louis University Hospital.

Too bad Begic didn’t have a suppressed SBR in the backseat. Although, had he possessed such a thing, and had actually deployed it, the news channels would be filled for months with panicky chatter about another vicious, brutal attack by a white racist on unarmed black teens.

Begic, who had been married about six months, is a resident of Florida. He was in St. Louis visiting relatives over Thanksgiving weekend when he was murdered. St. Louis has a large Bosnian immigrant community.

Three of the thugs, all teens, are in custody. Two are said to be black, the third has an Hispanic last name. The oldest, a 17-year-old, is being charged with murder. At this writing, police are said to be searching for two additional suspects.

At a press conference, Chief Sam Dodson was asked if this homicide was racially motivated, given recent racial tensions in the St. Louis area in general and nearby Ferguson, Missouri in particular. According to Chief Dodson:

“There is no indication that the gentleman last night was targeted because he was Bosnian,” Dotson said. “There’s no indication that they knew each other.”

You gotta love how Dodson adroitly sidesteps the racial issue by saying, “There is no indication that the gentleman last night was targeted because he was Bosnian”. Apparently, none of the reporters had the balls to follow up with the obvious question, “Well, was he targeted because he was white?”

This afternoon, video surfaced of the scene in Bevo Mills, shot by residents. In it, we hear the residents commenting,  “And, of course, it’s a white kid [victim Begic], right after black people running up and down the street saying, ‘Eff the white people, kill the white people.’ This is what we have.”

In the meantime, Obama met today with Al Sharpton and other civil rights leaders to discuss the situation in Ferguson, Missouri. News reports make no mention of any person at this conference raising Begic’s name. Outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder, who has been involved with events in Ferguson since day one, has also not announced any plans to launch a Hate Crimes probe regarding the Begic murder.

Only a week before the attack, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan was telling a gathering at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland, to “… tear this goddamn country apart”, and to teach their black children how to throw Molotov cocktails:

Maniac Runs Amok With Sledgehammer


Last Friday, 31-year-old Damian D. Robins (above) of Las Vegas attacked 10 people with a sledgehammer in Henderson, Nevada. Amazingly, nobody was killed. However, several of his victims – who all appear to be white – suffered severe injuries and were hospitalized. Robins is currently in the Clark County Detention Center on six counts of Attempted Homicide, three counts of Assault With A Deadly Weapon and a count of Kidnapping.

If you missed this story in the mainstream news … so did everybody else. The story wasn’t reported by the mainstream news. Only local Las Vegas media took an interest in it. And they ain’t saying much, except that Robins recently lost his job as an electrician, and was high on meth during the attacks.

Here’s a news report:

Robins appears to have no Internet footprint. There is no Facebook page packed with Jihadist or anti-white epithets.

However, the attack comes on the heels of an attack in NYC in which a black male attempted to kill four cops with a hatchet. The deceased suspect in that attack, Zale Thompson, is said to have been a “black power activist” who held a dim view of whites. Officials and media stop short of calling Thompson’s vicious attack “racially motivated”.

Robins’ motive, whether it was a racial attack, or the result of madness, points out the need to go armed. Get a CCW permit. And never, ever leave your house without a gun.

The victims in Robins’ crime spree probably never thought they’d be confronted by a maniac swinging a sledgehammer at them. Yet, it happened. Had one of the victims been armed, this mayhem – which lasted about an hour – would have been abruptly cut short.

Oklahoma Murderer: “Sharia Law Is Coming”


I hate to use the same image twice, but this cartoon panel by artist “Fukitor” perfectly captures the Jihadi mindset.

The story surrounding Alton Alexander Nolen, the homegrown Jihadi who beheaded one coworker and stabbed another yesterday in Oklahoma, continues to evolve.

We learn that the owner of Vaughn Foods, who also worked as a reserve deputy, had the presence of mind to don body armor and deploy his personally-owned rifle, which he used to shoot Nolen multiple times, halting the brutal attack.

The defender is said to be white, while Nolen is black. Amazingly, Al Sharpton has not rushed to Vaughn Foods with a rent-a-mob. Yet.

Police vaguely describe a “semiautomatic” or “assault rifle” used by the defender in his duties as a reservist. Both officials and media are being very, very careful not to use the phrase, “AR15″ – although it is unlikely that anyone serving as a reserve deputy would use anything other than an AR15.

One or two sources online claim the defender was armed with a Bushmaster AR15 – ironically, the same weapon used in the Sandy Hook massacre. If this is true, expect never to have this confirmed by the mainstream media, since this would support what we’ve been saying all along: that guns are inanimate tools that can be used for either good or evil, depending on the user. Media would have us believe that guns – especially “assault weapons” – are inherently evil things.

That Nolen survived multiple gunshot wounds from an AR15 is vexing. However, it appears that Nolen was shot in the very act of stabbing his second female victim. This implies close proximity between victim and aggressor, perhaps leaving only peripheral areas – arms, legs, etc – for bullet placement while posing minimal risk to the victim.

News reports are so far not providing a blow-by-blow account of the encounter, or a list of gunshot wounds/locations righteously administered to Nolen.

Also, ball 5.56 ammunition at point-blank range is not a terribly effective stopper. The (typically) 55 or 62-grain bullets tend to zing through the body of the target without tumbling or expanding, leaving minimal damage in their wake.

Or, as one old salt once told me, “.22 caliber hole going in, .22 caliber hole going out”.

The most amazing aspect of this story is that Nolen, who took the name “Jah’Keem Yisrael” after converting to Islam, had an online footprint that authorities should have keyed on. On his Facebook page, he boasts that “Sharia law is coming” to “Amerika”. Photos posted by Nolen glorify Jihadi terrorists in the Middle East, and celebrate the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. It is clear Nolen idolized the likes of Osama bin Laden. One photo disturbingly shows a man decapitated by ISIS maniacs in Syria.

There is an awful lot of anti-American, anti-Christian and anti-white rhetoric on Nolen’s Facebook page. This verbiage certainly meets the criteria for “hate speech”.

While composing this story, I read that the FBI has discovered links between Nolen and al Qaeda terror mastermind Anwar al-Awlaki, and also the mosque used by the Boston Bombing Tsarnaev Brothers.

The attack continues to be described far and wide as “workplace violence” rather than as “terrorism”.

Yet, the FBI and other Federal authorities appear dumbfounded, caught entirely unawares by this lunatic’s often violent ramblings. It is becoming clear that Nolen was on no one’s radar in Washington.

The story would be different had Nolen been a Tea Party member, a gun rights advocate, a Ron Paul supporter, a critic of the Obama regime, or an otherwise outspoken conservative.

Had Nolen purchased a case or two of either MREs or ammunition, he would have been at a much higher risk of having his name on a watch list.

Instead, his disjointed gibbering about the glories of Jihad earned him exactly zero attention from federal authorities.

What a joke.


A Beating In Philly

In Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, prehumans evolved by learning to bash their fellows in the head with blunt objects. Today's posthumans have devolved back to that exact point on the evolutionary scale.

In Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, prehumans evolved by learning to bash their fellows in the head with blunt objects. Today’s posthumans have devolved back to that exact point on the evolutionary scale. The good news is that, by and large, they’re stymied by fire (power).

Say you’re walking down the street in broad daylight with your best girl, when suddenly a mob of black women runs up, smashes your girlfriend in the face with a brick, and attempts a strongarm robbery of you. What should you do?

If you’re in a Blue state like Pennsylvania, chances are you’ll merely sag to the ground and weep aloud as your attackers flee on a transit bus.

That’s exactly what happened in Philadelphia on March 6th. Temple University student Karly O’Toole, the young woman who was hit in the face with a brick, reportedly suffered severe injuries. Her beau, who was presumably unarmed, was apparently in no position to fight back.

Of course, had he been armed, and had he fought back, it would have been Trayvon Martin all over again. At least Ms. O’Toole would have been spared the agony of the attack, and of reconstructive facial surgery.

Police in Philly released a surveillance tape showing the suspects, and were asking for the public’s help in identifying the attackers:

Apparently, this publicity paid off. At about 2:20 pm today police announced the arrests of five “juveniles” in connection with the attack. That’s “juveniles”, as in “slap-on-the-wrist-by-the-courts”.

There are many obvious lessons to be learned here about situational awareness, avoidance of dangerous areas, the perils of living in Blue states, and the wisdom of carrying concealed. I ought not have to spell them out for my regular readers.

Mutant In Florida Arrested For Raping Pit Bull; Government Thinks We Ought Not Have Guns


If this isn’t an argument in favor of private ownership of firearms, I don’t know what is –

Police in Tampa, Florida today arrested 57-year-old Bernard Marsonek after his neighbors reported that Marsonek was having sex with a pit bull. The victim animal and seven other “large pit bulls” on Marsonek’s property were taken into protective custody by animal services.

Mutant humans having sex with canines, often forcibly, seems to be a growing trend in these not-so-United States. Every couple of days, we see stories like this. It should be obvious that anyone so depraved as to sexually accost an animal is capable of just about any kind of atrocity imaginable.

These creatures walk among us, posing a constant threat. Yet, entities like Marsonek, when caught, will likely just pay a fine, and maybe serve – at most – a few months in jail. Then they’re back on the street, peering longingly from behind the blinds of their windows at our pets or children.

Liberals say nobody needs a gun to protect themselves. I beg to differ.

2 Arrested For Armed Robbery Of Pregnant Woman In Labor


A story in the news yesterday is indicative of how our society is inundated with monsters.

In Annapolis, Maryland two thugs – Devery Kelley, 24, of Annapolis and Cornell Robinson, 44, of Washington, D.C. (pictured above)  – are being held pending formal charges after they robbed a pregnant woman at gunpoint. The woman was going into labor prior to the robbery and was transported by responding authorities to Anne Arundel Medical Center.

Keep in mind that mutants like this, assuming they serve any time at all, will be back out on the streets in a couple of years. They’ll be even worse, even more dangerous by then. Probably they’re sitting in their cell right now thinking, Shoulda shot da bitch, lef’ no witness ta testify in court. Next time I shoot da bitch.

Rehabilitation is a progressive myth. Some people are just plain evil, and no amount of coddling, group sessions, or therapy can fix that. Religion can’t fix it either. Our prisons are filled with convicts who’ve suddenly “found Jesus”, walking into their parole board interviews with a Bible tucked underneath their arm, insisting they’ve seen the light and, henceforth, only want to serve the Lord.

Then they go back into society – our society – and enthusiastically resume their innate viciousness.

What a joke.

An even bigger joke is that progressive political leaders, along with their accomplices in the media and academia – are antithetical to the idea of Americans owning and carrying firearms for self-protection. Perhaps they don’t understand the danger the growing permanent underclass puts us in. Then again, Eric Holder’s Justice Department is seeking to reinstate the right to vote for folks like Messrs Kelley and Robinson. Where we see orcs, our current government sees constituents.

Keeping these animals locked up for the rest of their lives is not possible. There are too many of them, and not nearly enough prisons. The cost of sequestering these mutants away from decent society would bankrupt the country.

Or should we liberally apply the death penalty? Having seen the workings of our court system, having spent almost three decades in the belly of that particular beast, I can no longer support the death penalty. In that three-ring circus that is the American courthouse, innocent parties are sometimes convicted. I do not trust our deeply flawed justice system to render a correct verdict 100% of the time … or even 70% of the time.

An ideal solution would be deportation.  A couple of centuries ago, the British sent their criminals to Australia; there, convicts had to put substantial effort into working to survive. And look at Australia today. It has grown from those beginnings into a first-rate nation.

But if we were to deport dangerous criminals today, where would we send them? Australia is taken, Antarctica is far too cold, and the Moon has not enough air.

The only remaining solution is for law-abiding citizens to have the ability to defend themselves from criminal attack with firearms. This has one of two outcomes: (1) it deters criminals by placing them at risk of being shot; or (2) it results in criminals being rendered dead at the exact moment they stage their evil depredations.

“But Uncle Dave,” you say, “that would take society back to the days of the Wild West.”

So? The “Wild West” wasn’t actually very wild. Crime rates were quite low, and most people went about their business in peace, despite the six-shooter strapped to their leg.

Nothing encourages right behavior like the threat, or actual placement, of a bullet in the guts. The sooner we can elect leaders who’ll understand this simple truth, who’ll stop playing pat-a-cake with pillagers and leave our gun ownership the hell alone, the sooner we can start working on “a polite society” in earnest.

“Florida Face-Eater” Plague Continues


Yet another “Florida face-eater” has run amok, this time in Delray Beach. A muscular, 6’3″, 250-lb lunatic was shot by police after he attempted to eat the face off of an 18-year-old man, who defended himself with a box cutter.

Police believe the madman was “obviously on some kind of narcotics to act like this.”

According to a news report:

“The people that he assaulted, starting with the retired NYPD guy, the people that he chased and then the 18-year-old, said this guy had like super human strength,” the sheriff said. “But he’s a big guy to start with. He’s not fat, he looks like an NFL linebacker. And he basically was terrorizing people all up and down this street.”

Deputies arrived and tried to calm the man down. They used a stun gun, but the man kept going.

Hollywood, for all its flaws, has at least educated Americans on how to deal with cannibalistic zombies: