A Nevada woman is safe today because she defended herself against a former boy-friend-turned-stalker who had been been threatening her for 6 months. According to her self-post on imgur:
I’m writing this staring at the mess the police left for me, in a bit of a fog. After 6 months of stalking and threats against my life my stalker finally snapped and decided to kick my door in and make good on his promise. Out of fear, the past month I had begun sleeping with a chair propped against my front door, to give myself a few extra precious seconds in case of emergency. I shudder to think how differently things might’ve turned out had I not barricaded the door. I awoke around 1:15 am to the sound of the door giving way after one kick followed by the sounds of my stalker struggling to dislodge the chair while forcing his way inside. I jumped up and grabbed the gun I’ve learned to do everything even shower with. I stood at the top of my stairs and fired twice. Hitting him in the chest, I hear his scream, his disbelief that I’d stood up for myself.. 0 to 100 in milliseconds. I’ve never been so afraid in my life. I do not know if he is living, but I do know the police have him and that’s what helps the most. For months of him evading the police I began to question whether he was unstoppable. Untraceable. Houdini, he would murder me and get away with it. As of now I’m in a haze of guilt, surprise, relief and disbelief. I shook as the canines drag him out from his hiding place under a bush. I survived, where so many people do not.
While the media focuses so much of their attention on demonizing gun ownership, stories like this one show the true reason behind owning guns; self-defense. It’s time for a real discussion on guns in this country. We need to stop blaming guns for crimes, and accept that guns can save lives. This woman owes her life to her 2nd amendment right to gun ownership.
Here is a picture posted by the Nevada woman, highlighting her broken door and the two bullet holes (in pink) where she stopped the man who had been threatening to take her life for the past 6 months, as he attempted to follow through with it that night.
This is defiantly worth watching; Alaskan TV journalist Charlo Greene resigned on live television, and is joining the fight to legalize marijuana in Alaska. See the video below (F-bomb warning).
Regardless of your view on pot, it is nice to see people with conviction fighting for individual freedom and being willing to take a stand for it (even if it costs them their job). While I don’t agree with everything Greene said, I admire and respect her dedication and commitment to a cause she believes in. The world would be a better place if more people were willing to take a stand for their convictions.
Originally posted on my old (now defunct) blog shortly after the Boston Bombing; however, with the events unfolding in Ferguson, MO., it seemed appropriate to re-post it today.
Original post date 4/22/13:
Over at Anti-War, a recent post shows the height from which the U.S. has fallen. The image is disturbing; it shows a uniformed SWAT team member in a armored car, pointing an assault rifle (those same kind that the government has deemed to be dangerous and need to be taken away from us) at a citizen in their own house who dared to peer out their window at the government circus parade as it drove through the suburbs of Boston, going door-to-door infringing upon people’s constitutionally protect right “to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures” (4th amendment).
While the war drums have already started beating as people pronounce judgment on militant Islam, jihad, and anything that remotely resembles anti-American sentiment (whatever that is), it is important that we remember a few things; first, the Constitution does not permit warrantless searches in any circumstance, and second, as the great founder Benjamin Franklin once stated, “they that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” Nowhere is this more clearly seen that in the events which have transpired in the last week. We must remember that no matter how heinous the crimes committed by the brothers Tsarnaev, circumventing our liberties is never ok and merely opens the door to further intrusion and breakdown of our freedom as Americans. As we sit idle and allow the government to eviscerate the Constitution, we embrace the government’s Orwellian approach to law. See for yourself; as we exchange our liberties for security in the state, the results are more than just a little shocking.
A nice video of a warrant less search in Boston:
Anyone not disturbed by the images of our blossoming totalitarian state going door to door, need to remember that when we do not decry unconstitutional actions by the state, we set the precedent that government will use against us the next time they decide to act in their own interests above our given rights.
H/T to AntiWar.com