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| September 18, 2021

S&W M&P Shield Plus

Three of Tulsa’s recent homicides occurred within a span of 38 hours, and each is considered justifiable

Kelsy Schlotthauer
Self-defense claims are nothing new to the homicide detectives at the Tulsa Police Department, but to have three in a row that appear to be legitimate is, at the least, “strange.”

And to know the three killings were carried out in a mere 38 hours might just be something new — even to detectives who have spent more than a decade in the unit, Lt. Brandon Watkins said.

“There’s a lot of people who claim self-defense,” Watkins said. “That’s usually the first refuge that people go to when they come in, but we look at the evidence.

“On these three cases, the evidence was compelling.”

The cases are the 35th, 36th and 37th homicides in Tulsa this year, according to Tulsa World records. Two of the victims died of gunshot wounds, and the third died after being stabbed. All were in separate occurrences at the beginning of September.

Detectives released the names of the latter two men who were killed on Thursday after previously releasing that of the first, which occurred about 4:15 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 2.

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A Trifecta in one!

Defending Roommates from a Determined Intruder – Armed Citizen Stories

It is almost midnight when you hear your roommates call out. Someone is trying to get into the house. They heard someone at the windows and at the back door. You get your gun. A few seconds later, a stranger kicks through the front door. He rushes in and you try to push him back outside. He fights you. You shoot your attacker until he stops.

You back up and call 911. You put your gun away. EMS tries to life-flight your attacker to the hospital, but bad weather keeps the aircraft on the ground. You and your roommates give a statement to the police. Your attacker is transported to the hospital where he dies.

You look in the news the next day. You notice that your attacker already had a mugshot.

These roommates made themselves safer before they heard something strange outside. One of the roommates decided that they live in a dangerous world and they got a firearm. Like storing a fire extinguisher, they stored their firearm so it was both secure and immediately accessible when it was needed. They stored their gun in a condition so that it could be used as soon as they grabbed it.

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Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what have for dinner. — JAMES BOVARD (1994)

Category: Feel Good Stories, Trifecta

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  1. Frankie Cee says:

    The roommates had it half right. One of them had a gun. Why only one among them though? The only residents of my home that don’t have a gun are my dogs, and they have their own system of armament.
    Merely owning a firearm is not enough. Continual training and becoming familiar and proficient is most important. My personal carry is as close at hand as my wrist watch, a part of my everyday apparel.

    • MI Ranger says:

      Maybe the first roommate realized they had accidently secured their arms the way they were told to by government: and it was going to take a little time to get it out of the safe…remove the lock, get the ammo out of the other safe, load it in the magazines, place the magazine in the weapon, and then wait for the biometric reader on their weapon to properly read their fingerprint because it got smudged while loading the magazine and is now all drippy with sweat!…as the assailant burst through the door to say Hello!

  2. Frankie Cee says:

    I like that M&P Shield Plus except that it doesn’t have an accessory rail. Because of my age and arthritis, I have an M&P Shield EZ. Pulling the slide on my 1911 has become quite hard, and the EZ has a really nice, smooth slide action, and it has a rail under the barrel. I keep a rechargeable light on it, that makes it great for checking on the things that go bump in the night.

    • Old tanker says:

      The gun light is a nice idea but the part I do not like is that it means the gun is pointing at whatever you want to shine a light at which could include someone you do not want to cover with a gun. I prefer a separate light for that purpose and because of older eyes a laser on the gun instead.

      • Frankie Cee says:

        That would be true in an urban or family situation, neither of which describe me. I do have that separate light, on me, handy, but usually when I am checking things out, I have both hands busy. I don’t expect to engage anyone/anything, from more than 30 feet. Anyone within that radius is either hostile or stupid.

      • Docduracoat says:

        You can keep your gun at a low ready position with it pointed at the floor in front of you.
        The splash from the light will illuminate an entire room.
        So you don’t have to point it at people in order to see who’s there

  3. President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neanderthal B Woodman Domestic Violent Extremist SuperStraight says:

    35th, 36th, and 37th murder cases, all within 38 hours. A nice string of sequencial numbers. Anyone bought a Lotto or PowerBall ticket with those numbers yet?
    WW is smiling.