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In upstate New York Ronald Stolarczyk was arrested in Oneida County and charged with felony possession of a firearm. Mr. Stolarczyk heard people in his garage and verbally warned them to leave. The two strangers then started coming upstairs into his home. Stolarczyk then shot both men with a .38 revolver and both criminals died.
The police and district Attorney determined that Mr. Stolarczyk had defended himself lawfully from the intruders. Then a short while later he was charged with felony possession of a weapon.
The gun had been handed down to him from his father and in New York that requires a host of registration and licensing permits. Mr. Stolarczyk committed the grievous sin of not jumping through those legal barriers placed by the totalitarian state.
Mr. Stolarczyk is currently in jail, unable to afford the $10,000 bail required by the court for his freedom. There is a legal fund to help in his defense you can find here.
This a sad story from the land of the free and the home of the brave.
You can read more here.
Many of us train with our firearms for the rare chance that we will use that firearm in a defensive shooting. Very few of us are prepared for, or train for, what to do after a shooting takes place.
There are some important steps that one should take immediately after a self-defense shooting to mitigate any further trauma or risks to yourself.
From CCW Safe’s web site they list 10 necessary steps one should take immediately after a defensive action takes place involving a gun.
1. MAKE SURE YOU ARE SAFE: Make sure you are safe from any threat before doing anything. Verify that the suspect no longer poses a threat. Visually scan for other suspects and visually verify that the suspect no longer has access to a weapon. Do not approach the suspect or move evidence.
2. BE THE FIRST TO CALL 911: Be the first one to call 911, even if you did not pull the trigger. If the incident was serious enough for you to deploy your firearm, make a report. Always remember police officers commonly identify the first person who calls as the victim.
3. INITIATE EMERGENCY RESPONSE: From a position of safety call 911. Request emergency medical services if needed for you the suspect or others. Describe what you are wearing and let the dispatcher know you will not have your weapon in your hand when the officers arrive. Tell the 911 Operator something similar to, “I HAD TO USE THE WEAPON IN SELF DEFENSE.” Or “I was forced to defend myself”, “I was in fear for my life”, or “I was attacked”. Do not elaborate or give a detailed account of the incident. This is not the time.
There are seven more steps that one should take after a defensive shooting you can find them here.
Yep, that’s what was suggested to Kent State’s Kaitlin Bennett when she recently appeared on Paul Logan’s podcast “Impaulsive.” Watch Millie Weaver walk through the highlights of the podcast. It’s just a good illustration of facts vs. feelings.
I want to share an excellent PragerU video which begins with Ronald Reagan speaking to the NRA about values and laws, followed by Nicholas Johnson, professor of Law at Fordham University, who’s research shows that stricter gun laws, especially those enacted in other countries, will not work in the United States.
In the end, it’s all the same basic fact we need to keep in mind – we as individuals have the God-given right to protect our life, liberty, and property. Government can’t do it, and won’t do it. Government doesn’t grant us the right to do it either. As long as there are evil people in the world (which will be until the second Advent), we need to protect ourselves and our loved ones, and our country, from evil both foreign and domestic.
I have been taking Krav Maga for several years. As with every martial art repetitive training is essential. The reason for this is that in a high stress situation you will react the way that you were trained. There won’t be a lot of thought, you will just respond to the threat as trained. The same holds true for firearms training.
In an article entitled, Training for Dummies: Set Yourself Up for Failure, the author discusses the importance of training with firearms. As he states, “There are two undeniable truths when it comes to shooting: Firearms skills are perishable, and mechanical failures will eventually happen. Both of these are reasons why shooters need to practice clearing malfunctions.”
The author makes the point there are firearms failures such as jams, double feeds etc. He stresses the importance to train for these failures, so that when they happen you will react appropriately. Just like training for martial arts, repetitive training allows for decreased reaction time in high stress situations.
The article offers some great tips and suggestions for some common gun failures and some great practice suggestions, like the use of dummy rounds to practice with.
You can read more HERE.
Examine just one month’s data in regards to lawful firearm use and what do you find? Just what common sense would tell you, that firearms are used at a dramatically higher rate by law-abiding citizens to defend themselves and prevent violent crime against, yep, you guessed it, criminals, than any other reason the gun-control advocates can muster.
Check out this piece by The Daily Signal to see the data… Read more
Logic and history always make a strong argument. Add common sense and reality and it’s unstoppable.
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