Why I carry a gun to go to: My Driveway Continuing series



The woman’s quick thinking turned the tables on carjackers who demanded the keys to her car on the northwest side.

“It went so fast that I could not even believe it was happening,” the woman, Kari, said.

Just talking about the attack by a gunman during an attempted carjacking, Kari had to hold back tears. The mother of three, a law school student, showed Eyewitness News what happened outside her SUV that forced her to pull out her own gun.

“I do have a gun carry permit and I do carry a gun. I yanked over my passenger door and pulled it out and at that point, they scattered,” Kari said.

The attack happened at 11 p.m. Wednesday in her driveway as she returned home from law school, another reason she carries a weapon.

“It is personal protection, but I have never had to use it, ever,” she said.

Gun permit rates for women in Indiana are soaring. An all-female gun training class in Boone County usually has a waiting list.

For now, Kari is glad she’s okay, but is concerned that her attackers were very young and may even live close by.

“I have run into a group of boys down at the Speedway and I have always smiled at them and said hello,” she said.

After the scariest moment of her life, she now advises everyone – especially women – to never let your guard down.

“I stayed calm and was able to act,” she said.

Kari says her attackers who stood behind the teenager with the gun looked to be even younger. Detectives will most likely check security video from a nearby gas station and increase patrols near Kari’s home

Why do you need a gun to go to the: Mall


NEWARK, New Jersey (Reuters) – Police on Monday were seeking a pair of suspected carjackers who shot to death a lawyer who was Christmas shopping with his wife at a high-end New Jersey mall and then fled in the couple’s luxury SUV, prosecutors said.
The couple had walked out of the Mall at Short Hills in Millburn, New Jersey, at about 9:10 p.m. EST on Sunday (0210 GMT on Monday) and headed for the parking deck, where the man opened the door of their 2012 silver Range Rover for his wife. As he approached the driver’s door, he was confronted by a gunman, said Thomas Fennelly, chief assistant prosecutor for Essex County.
After the shooting, the gunman and an accomplice fled in the Range Rover. The car was found on Monday parked on a street in Newark, about 10 miles from the scene of the killing, acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray said in a statement.
The attorney, identified as Dustin Friedland, 30, of Hoboken, New Jersey, was shot in the head, Murray said.
He was pronounced dead at 11:45 p.m. (0445 GMT) at Morristown Medical Center, Fennelly said. Friedland’s wife was not injured.
The mall, located 20 miles west of New York City, has 150 specialty stores and restaurants.

Note by Freddy

In my state, I always have a gun when I go to the mall. The mall cops at all the local malls are unarmed and would be tripping over themselves in a actual emergency, so I am prepared to protect my self and my family if necessary. And by the way, Christmas time bring out the thieves and criminals at the mall. It is the most dangerous time of the year to go to the mall.