Why do I carry a Gun: Senior Citizen Edition – a continuing series

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Freddy’s Note:

Another in a continuing series of incidents where a person with a gun prevented harm to himself or his home.

Robbery attempt of armed man fails. 3 suspects in custody, 1 at large.

Francis Muchanic, Erica Major, Dylan Brewer and Evan Hess thought they had the robbery planned.

They didn’t anticipate the .357 Smith and Wesson revolver in their target’s hands. The fallout from the unseen variable led to three of them falling into police custody while one remains at large.

State police at Gibson said Mr. Muchanic walked up to David Braman’s Creek Road home in New Milford and began to open the door just before 8 p.m. Monday. Mr. Muchanic, 31, of Susquehanna, said he was having car trouble and was hoping Mr. Braman would let him use the phone.

The 69-year-old man, armed with a revolver, knew it was a lie when he saw the ski mask and handgun.

Mr. Muchanic burst through the door, Mr. Braman fell and a scuffle ensued, state police said.

Outside, Ms. Major, 30, of Susquehanna, waited for her boyfriend to finish the job. Mr. Brewer, 20, of New Milford, and Mr. Hess, 20, of Forest City, stood nearby. Three shots rang out from inside.

Mr. Muchanic stumbled out of the house with a bullet wound in his groin and fell. Mr. Brewer and Mr. Hess fled into the rural landscape. Ms. Major picked up her bleeding boyfriend and put him in his car. They took off and headed for the New York border.

Ms. Major placed a call on the road. A dispatcher about 20 miles away at the Susquehanna County Communications Center picked it up.

Ms. Major explained to the 911 dispatcher she and her boyfriend were driving north on Interstate 81 and pulled over to help a fellow driver in Great Bend Twp. A problem occurred when Mr. Muchanic got out of the car the other driver pulled out a gun and shot him in the groin, she told the dispatcher, according to police.

The couple pulled over at a rest area just over the New York State border and Mr. Muchanic was transported to Wilson Memorial Hospital in Binghamton, N.Y., where he was charged by police with robbery, theft, receiving stolen property, simple assault burglary and criminal conspiracy. He was also charged by the New York State Police as a fugitive from justice. He is in critical condition at the Binghamton hospital, state police said. Preliminary hearing information was not available.

Ms. Major was arrested in Pennsylvania for criminal conspiracy to commit robbery, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and filing false reports. She was sent to Susquehanna County Prison on $100,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Monday.

Mr. Brewer was apprehended in Pennsylvania and charged with attempted theft and criminal conspiracy to commit robbery. He was sent to Susquehanna County Prison on $50,000 bail. His preliminary hearing is also scheduled for Monday.

Mr. Hess was not apprehended and is sought on a warrant charging him with attempted theft and criminal conspiracy to commit robbery.

Why do I carry a Gun to: When going for a Walk – A continuing Series

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Freddy’s Note:
All of us that carry guns on a daily basis are asked the question many times.  The question is why do you carry a gun to: Blank.  Here’s yet another story where a guy with a gun stopped the criminal that was trying to rob and harm him

From the Guns Save Lives Blog

Would Be Street Robber Ends Up Being Shot in Head, Chest, Arms and Legs by His Victim

Things didn’t go the way Patrick Davis planned when he attempted to rob two friends who were walking through the College Hill neighborhood in St. Louis, MO.

According to media reports, Davis approached the two men and demanded money.

A struggle ensued. During the struggle, one of the victims drew a handgun and shot Davis in the face, chest, arms and legs.

Davis was dropped off at an area hospital by two unidentified individuals.

Police quickly linked Davis with the robbery attempt which was called in shortly before Davis arrived at the hospital.

Davis was declared dead upon arrival to the hospital.

The identities of the victims have not been released. It is also unknown if the men who dropped Davis off at the hospital were connected to the crime in any way.

Why I need a gun : in my Home AK-Special Edition – a continuing series

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Freddy’s Note:
Here again, an answer to the question why do you need a gun at home. I really like the fact that he used a ak-47 to defend himself and shoot the bad guys.

Man Shot and Killed in Davie Home Invasion

Two home invasion suspects are on the run and a third was shot and killed by a Davie resident Thursday night, police said.

The incident happened at a home on the 6100 block of Southwest 48th Street, Davie Police spokesman Capt. Dale Engle said.

Three armed men entered the apartment and pistol-whipped the resident inside, police said. He then confronted the suspects.

“The resident of the apartment had possession of an AK-47 and after he received this beating he was able to get possession or control of that, and started shooting at these suspects as they were fleeing,” Engle said.

He received significant injuries but was later released from a hospital, Engle said.

The shooter was also taken in for questioning but has since been released. He is cooperating with detectives, Engle said.

Police have not released the identities of the four men involved, but said they knew each other.

Why I need a gun to go to : Work – a continuing series

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Freddy’s Note:
All of us that carry guns on a daily basis are asked the question many times.  The question is why do you carry a gun to: Blank.  Here’s yet another story where a good guy with a gun prevented harm from criminals.

Restaurant employee shoots armed would-be robbers

VISTA — An employee at a Vista restaurant fired shots at two men who tried to rob the business at gunpoint Friday night, a sheriff’s official said.

The attempted robbery was reported about 9:40 p.m. at Uncle Tony’s Italian Cuisine on Sycamore Avenue, near Shadowridge Drive.

The employee said he fired eight shots at the attempted robbers while inside the business, but they fled without taking anything, sheriff’s deputies said. He told deputies he thought he hit both of them in the upper body.

One was described as Latino, about 5 feet 5 inches tall, with a medium build. He wore a black hoodie, a blue bandanna over his face and khaki pants. The other man was described only as about 6 feet 2 inches tall, with his face covered. Both carried handguns.

Deputies said the men fled in a white two-door vehicle, possibly a Honda. Local hospitals were notified.

About midnight, two men with gunshot wounds showed up in the Tri-City Medical Center emergency room, deputies said. Vista detectives arrived to interview the men, who said they were shot while walking near John Landis Park in Oceanside, but neither man could provide a suspect description or location of the shooting.

Deputies said both men were treated for their injuries, which were consistent with the descriptions given by the restaurant employee, then released.

Detectives arrested and booked both men into the Vista jail on suspicion of robbery, conspiracy, assault with a deadly weapon, and other weapons and probation violation charges.

Because the investigation is ongoing, their names were not released at this time.

Why do I carry a gun: To Shovel the Driveway – a continuing series

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Street in Greenwich Village New York City where car was stolen

Freddy’s Note:
All of us that carry guns on a daily basis are asked the question many times.  The question is why do you carry a gun to: Blank.  I have been asked… You don’t need a gun to go:

  • Food Shopping
  • the Mall
  • to Church
  • Out to Dinner
  • Outside doing yard work on your own property
  • to Doctor’s Office
  • to Walmart
  • and every other place in the world except the Post Office and a Court House (You can’t carry there)

This series of continuing posts demonstrates the need to carry a gun can arise anywhere that you go. And it is always better to be prepared.

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)

A Greenwich Village man clearing snow away from his truck Friday morning was carjacked in broad daylight, police announced.

The snow had stopped falling and it was dead quiet on Christopher Street when the incident occurred just after 9 a.m. There were much fewer people out than on a normal weekday because of the snow.

According to police, a building superintendent was shoveling snow next to his blue Dodge Ram when a man in his 20s appeared and pulled out a gun. He drove off without firing a shot, police said.

The super had the car running when the suspect approached, police said.

A man whose salon window faces the crime scene said he didn’t hear anything, Silverman reported.

“We keep the doors locked. I was sitting in here counting money, ironically enough,” Scott Smith said.

“That’s incredibly concerning,” said Christopher Street resident Adam Masry. “Even in the harshest of weather, I guess people are brazen.”

Police have been circling the historic West Village blocks, but have not yet tracked down the truck or the suspect on a day when it’s not easy to get anywhere fast.

Restrictions on Concealed Carry and Assault Rifles lead to more Murders according to Study.

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Liberal Gun Banners just never understand that more legal guns and more people carry guns legally makes a dramatic effect on the murder/crime rate of a state.  Here’s is a study from Quinnipiac University that backs this up.    All I know is that I live in a state with very little gun laws. It takes a State Issued 1 page form and $10 to apply for a “Carry Permit”. The local police department “Must Issue” it or deny it within 14 days. No other paperwork or information is required by state law. If the permit is not granted or denied with 14 days, the person who filed the application can file a small claims court suite against the local Police Chief and win damanges. The suits happen the the Police Chiefs lose them all.

Quinnipiac University economist Mark Gius has published a new study, “An examination of the effects of concealed weapons laws and assault weapons bans on state-level murder rates,” in the journal Applied Economics Letters. From the abstract:

The purpose of the present study is to determine the effects of state-level assault weapons bans and concealed weapons laws on state-level murder rates. Using data for the period 1980 to 2009 and controlling for state and year fixed effects, the results of the present study suggest that states with restrictions on the carrying of concealed weapons had higher gun-related murder rates than other states. It was also found that assault weapons bans did not significantly affect murder rates at the state level. These results suggest that restrictive concealed weapons laws may cause an increase in gun-related murders at the state level. The results of this study are consistent with some prior research in this area, most notably Lott and Mustard (1997).

Why do I carry a gun: To the Mall of America -Continuing Series

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Mark Andrew after the beating

Freddy’s Note: This is a continuing series of reasons to carry a gun. All the innocent people in this series have been attacked in public places or their own homes. See the whole series here.

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The runner-up in the Minneapolis mayoral election is recovering after being robbed and brutally beaten Thursday night at the Mall of America.
Mark Andrew, 63, was at a Starbucks inside the mall at around 7 p.m. Thursday when a man grabbed his phone off his table and ran off.

When Andrew went after him, he was tackled by two teenage girls – aged 18 and 17 — one of which began beating him with a billy club. During the attack, they told Andrew, “We’re going to kill you,” police say. Andrew was left with a large gash on his head that required nine stitches. He has since been released from the hospital.

Andrew said Friday that he chased after the thief, because he’s not a bystander by nature.
“If somebody is gonna do that to me or somebody else, I’m not a bystander by nature I’ll go in and fight,” he said.

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The two women who attacked Andrew were arrested and are in custody. The 18-year-old was identified as Letajia Shapree Cutler-Cain, of Brooklyn Park. She is pictured above and is being held pending felony charges of aiding and abetting aggravated robbery.
Police are still searching for the male suspect.

Andrew’s phone was found Thursday by shoppers.