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| January 14, 2023

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The Truth About Armed Citizens in America

There’s a peculiar mismatch between the number of times one reads in the newspaper that an armed citizen has prevented a mass shooting and the number of times such incidents make it into the public record—and, in turn, into the public’s perception about the role that concealed carriers play in America.

When, last July, a man named Elisjsha Dicken heroically stopped a murderer in a mall in Indiana, the corporate media outlets that reported on it were quick to reassure their readers that such things “never happen” or “rarely happen,” and to insist—even in the face of a story that flatly contradicted the claim—that, whatever might just have happened, “average citizens with handguns” usually have little chance of making a difference. In the course of telling Dicken’s story, the Associated Press bluntly proposed that his intervention represented “a rare occurrence of someone stepping in to try to prevent multiple casualties before police could arrive.” This line was echoed, almost verbatim, by The Washington Post, which called it “one of the rare instances of an armed civilian successfully intervening to end a mass shooting.” Also, CNN submitted that examples of “an armed bystander attacking an active shooter are rare” and Reuters said “it is rare for a bystander to stop an ‘active shooter’ attack in the United States.”

This talking point, of course, comes straight from the anti-gun group Giffords, which has a whole section on its website devoted to the idea that the notion of “a good guy with a gun” is a myth.

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Suspect shot, killed in attempted burglary at cellphone store identified.

WHIO Staff
The suspect in an attempted burglary at a cellphone store in Harrison Township early Tuesday morning is dead.

Larry Swain, 36, of Dayton, died as result of the shooting, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.

Around 1:40 a.m. on Tuesday, deputies were dispatched to a shooting at the Boost Mobile in the 3800 block of North Dixie Drive, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said.

According to the sheriff’s office, the investigation showed a man and juvenile female were breaking into the business.

In a 911 call obtained by News Center 7, the caller reports an armed robbery at the business.

“I’ve got an armed robbery, there’s a guy downstairs,” the caller said.

Sheriff Rob Streck told News Center 7 Tuesday that detectives believe the person that called 911 rents an apartment upstairs and is an employee of the business.

Detectives think he confronted the man verbally and then fired shots, hitting Swain, who left the scene.

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Wrong number be-yotch, and North Dixie Drive is racist. So there’s that.

Man killed in Lawrence police shooting identified as Daylen Oatts

Jake Allen, Indianapolis Star
One man was killed, and an officer was injured when gunfire broke out as the Lawrence Police Department attempted to serve warrants Tuesday night.

“It was quite a chaotic scene and as bad as it was, it could have been much worse,” said Lawrence Chief of Police Gary Woodruff. “We are fortunate that it wasn’t even worse.”

Officers and the police department’s SWAT team responded to a residence shortly before 8:30 p.m. in the 9400 block of Burrwood Circle to serve arrest and search warrants for individuals wanted in connection with a previous shots fired incident, Woodruff said.

The man ran out the back of the residence and encountered officers on the perimeter of the property.

“My understanding is the suspect fired first,” Woodruff said. “He came out of the rear of the residence and engaged officers in gunfire and officers returned gunfire.”

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Golly Gary, it could have gone so much better instead. The only bright point I see is the injured LEO has been released by the hospital.

South Carolina veteran takes down knife-wielding man threatening staff, shoppers in Walmart
US veteran Demario Davis was shopping with his son when he noticed the armed assailant threatening to cut people when the police arrive

By Matteo Cina | Fox News
The Richland County Sheriff’s Department responded to reports of a man waving around a pocket knife in a South Carolina Walmart, but before they could arrive, a veteran subdued the assailant.

Witnesses in the Walmart told deputies the man was waving the pocket knife around and threatening employees and shoppers in the self-checkout area.

One shopper, veteran Demario Davis, was captured on video knocking the man on top of the head, forcing him to drop the knife.

“I was at the checkout when my son noticed the guy walk in with the knife open. He then proceeded to the service desk waving the knife at a few female employees. They took off running from the guy. I then asked a female employee where is security and she stated she was security,” Davis told Fox News Digital.

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Don’t miss video, this one made me smile. Classic display of the OODA loop- BZ Mr. Davis. Thanks to our own Gun Bunny for the links.

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Yeah, ‘1911 baby!

Old tanker

Regarding mr knife guy, wtf was it the Vet used to kabong him with??? It worked great.


Looked like a floor lamp to me.


IMHO, this was a better way to address the issue.
Even if the Vet has a CCL/LTC, if one can overcome the threat with lesser force it’s a win all the way around.

RGR 4-78

He went medieval with the improvised mace.


It’s freaking great when the private citizen knocks someone running around acting stupid dangerous on the head with a heavy object. No lawsuit.



11B-MC- Mom:
WHAM! (with cane, hobbles away)

Thug “….urk…….”

R.I.P. mom. You were inspirational.


Serving a warrant is always a dicey proposition.
Daylen Oatts had evidently not learned from his past mistakes, and now will never make a mistake again.
Glad the LEOs are OK


Woke up feeling lower than a snake’s belly in a wagon rut and now I’m as happy as a kitty cat at a fish fry.

“…Model 1911 design is more popular than ever, and remains the standard by which all other autoloading pistols is measured.”

Couldn’t have said it better myself.