Record numbers now licensed to pack heat

Record numbers now licensed to pack heat
Waving a chromed semiautomatic pistol, the robber pushed into the building in the bustling Five Points neighborhood of Columbia, S.C., just before 11 p.m. on April 11, 2009. “Gimme what you got!” he yelled, his gun hand trembling.

Attorney Jim Corley was one of four people in the room, the lounge area of a 12-step recovery group’s meeting hall. “He said, ‘Give me your wallet,’” Corley recalled. “So I reached around to my back pocket and gave him what was there.”

Unfortunately for the gunman, later identified as Kayson Helms, 18, of Edison, N.J., that was Corley’s tiny Kel-Tec .32, hidden in a wallet holster and loaded with a half-dozen hollow points. Corley fired once into the robber’s abdomen. The young man turned. Corley fired twice more, hitting him in the neck and again in the torso. Helms ran into the night and collapsed to die on a railroad embankment 100 feet away.

Reports filed by officers who arrived at the scene a short time later called it an “exceptionally clear” case of justifiable homicide. Following South Carolina’s “Castle Doctrine,” which allows the use of deadly force in self-defense, police did not arrest Corley. They did not interrogate him. Corley was offered the opportunity to make a voluntary statement, which he did.

Helms’ friends and relatives were left to mourn, barred by the same Castle Doctrine from filing a civil lawsuit.

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Record numbers now licensed to pack heat

I truly love a story with a HAPPY ENDING!! :P

When I say happy ending I am referring to the HONEST citizen being unharmed and the goblin sent to HELL on a shingle. Just deserts, comeuppance, all that stuff. And God Bless the folks that wrote the Castle Doctrine and the states that accept it as The Golden Rule of self defense.

And thank God for people like Jim Corley!

We should ALL be grateful for guys like Jim, for him having the good sense to be a legal gun owner and gun carrier, and for having the courage to exercise his rights.

From its beginnings in the 1980s, the “right-to-carry” movement has succeeded in boosting the number of licensed concealed-gun carriers from fewer than 1 million to a record 6 million today, according to estimates from gun-rights groups that are supported by msnbc.com’s research. And while hotly debated, the effect of this dramatic increase is largely unknown.

Those on the anti-gun side would have you believe that there will be blood flowing in the streets. They would have you think that there would be gunfights all over the USA, reminiscent of the OK Corral. That is simply not the case.

Sure, there are HUGE gun battles taking place in the streets, but not between LEGAL gun owners, and not between LICENSED gun carriers.

There is an element in this nation that will possess guns no matter what the law reads. They will carry those guns and they will commit violent crimes WITH those guns. They are the criminals of this nation and they prey upon the weak, the old, the infirm and the unprotected. We can make guns laws that restrict LEGAL ownership from here to breakfast and these individuals are going to scoff and keep up their criminal activities.

Our police officers do as much as they possibly can to protect us from criminals, but let’s face facts, for the most part, the police don’t actually prevent crime, they, for the most part, respond to crimes in progress. With that in mind, the legal gun owner has an edge over the unarmed in this nation. When lives are on the line, seconds count, the police are only minutes away.

Personal protection is not something you can ignore. If a goblin jumps out of the shadows, or kicks your door in, you don’t have time to call the police, you only have time to react, to protect yourself, your loved ones and your property. Sadly, if you’re not prepared to do so, you may very well lose your life, even if you give in and let the burglar, robber, odd goblin take anything they want.

They very well may still kill you! That is why I am such a fan of The Castle Doctrine!

A Castle Doctrine (also known as a Castle Law or a Defense of Habitation Law) is an American legal doctrine that arose from English Common Law[1] that designates one’s place of residence (or, in some states, any place legally occupied, such as one’s car or place of work) as a place in which one enjoys protection from illegal trespassing and violent attack. It then goes on to give a person the legal right to use deadly force to defend that place (his/her “castle”), and/or any other innocent persons legally inside it, from violent attack or an intrusion which may lead to violent attack. In a legal context, therefore, use of deadly force which actually results in death may be defended as justifiable homicide under the Castle Doctrine. SOURCE

And that’s how it should be in these United States, and how it will remain, until the LEFT figures it out.

They forced ObamaCare on us. Full Amnesty for ILLEGALS and a fast track to citizenship is the next thing on their agenda, and once that’s done, I honestly look for an overly empowered Democratic party to try and take on gun owners next, and BEFORE the November elections!

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18 Responses to Record numbers now licensed to pack heat

  1. minuteman26 says:

    Never thought I would need to carry concealed, but as times, society and politics have changed am taking a concealed carry course next month. Should Obama try to confiscate weapons, I will still be inclined to carry no matter what any new law dictates. Of course should Obama pass such a law, it wouldn’t matter much because of the ongoing civil war. Got one question though Fred. How do you carry in shorts and a tee shirt? The South Texas summers get pretty hot.

  2. Wow, that’s a good question there mm26! Great post as usual Fred. What a great law to have in place, where the Bad guys are on notice instead of being pandered to.

  3. TexasFred says:

    minuteman26, I carry the XD-40 Sub-Compact with the 9 round magazine and one chambered for 10 rounds of .40 cal stopping power. I tuck in into the waistband of my golf shorts, I tighten the draw string and wear a golf shirt with the tail OUT… I can carry anywhere and NEVER be noticed as long as I don’t do something stupid, like go to the airport and try to board…

    It’s a lot harder to conceal the XD-45 Tactical, it and the .357′s are heavy duty BIG guns, and not made to conceal, but the .40 Sub-Compact is perfect…

  4. If the fed want to actually HELP citizens, the Castle Doctrine as practiced in South Carolina — including the INability to bring suit from its results! — should be the law of the entire land, in EVERY state!

    Folks, obey the law — but carry! One example: remember Luby’s Cafeteria in Waco.

    BZ

  5. Incredible… the number of states that have adopted the Castle Doctrine! How kewl!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castle_Doctrine_in_the_United_States

  6. Vigilante says:

    minuteman26
    here’s your answer for a “T” shirt and shorts.
    They are GOOD holsers I personally guarantee them.

    http://www.crossbreedholsters.com/

  7. Vigilante says:

    Also minuteman26 or anyone else wanting to carry, I would reccomend this as an alternative to the crossbreed. Both are good.

    http://www.taurususa.com/2010catalog/?catalog_page=9

  8. extex_cop says:

    Hey minuteman26….I wear shorts and t-shirt a lot of the time during the summer. I like wearing the looser fitting Hawaiian shirts most of the time. They work better at hiding the bulge. Some of the time I carry the gun in my pocket…the baggy cargo pant shorts….it’s easy to get in and out and doesn’t show.
    I have even thought about getting a ‘belly bag’ or ‘fanny pack’ to put my pistol in.
    I guess I might have to use the latter when I get too fat and the shirts get too tight…ha ha ha

  9. mrchuck says:

    My comment is: a .32 caliber is definitely better than NOTHING.
    And this also goes for the .380 caliber.
    Forget completely the .25 cal.
    Today, there are quite a few gun mfrs. out there offering great carry guns.
    But the minimum carry caliber should be 9mm Luger.
    One of my daily carry guns is a Kel-Tec 9mm Luger with 11 rounds ready. This is a super concealed with the “belt clip” on it.
    Remember 11 shots of 9mm Luger hollow points.
    My other carry is a Charter Undercover stainless with 5 shots of 38 Special +P. 125 grain hollow points.
    These are the minimum, if you want to stop the perp in his tracks, and put him/her on the slab right now.
    I am an old retired Federal Ranger, uniformed, armed for 35 years.
    I have had my share of shoot-outs, as we oldtimers called them, sending several perps to their promised land, where-ever that may be.
    Remember, you ARE NOT trying to wound the mother-fu*cker.
    Your mission is to render the perp “totally incapacitated”.
    You can deduce what I mean.
    So, ok pilgrims, I’ve taken my time here to pass on to you some hard earned facts.
    So, learn from them,,,,mc

  10. TexasFred says:

    extex_cop, they make BIGGER shirts and shorts, trust me…

  11. BobF says:

    That article sounds like my favorite scene with William Shatner.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0D78JtxmqI

  12. MM26, check out the Bianchi line of cc holsters…

    Great post as usual Fred! Although I still haven’t figured out how to carry a bloop tube or RPG concealed? As noted, if things get that bad I most probably will not need too!

  13. Ron Russell says:

    That’s great news Fred. The police for the most part do a great job, but most often are not there at the moment you most need them and are left to your own resources. Also the feeling of security that piece of hardware in your pocket provides in invaluable. Years ago I use to pack all the time, but seldom do now. I do however carry my Eagle in the car most times when on the road and my old buddy is quite comforting.

  14. minuteman26 says:

    Appreciate the info. Thanks all.

  15. NativeSon says:

    Check out http://www.thunderwear.com for the ability to carry a full-size + cuffs + xtra mag IN SHORTS!
    Fred, I forgot to bring ‘em by to show you–I will :)

  16. TexasFred says:

    You’re gonna come over and model your underware?? :?

  17. Robert says:

    Well yall know where I reside and our state is just about as backasswards as France when it comes to gun laws. However; there is a strong movement going on to repeal a ton of the california gun laws. As of right now the biggest move is the right to carry OPEN. We do have the right to carry however the law states the gun may not be loaded. But you may carry a loaded mag as well. I know, as do most that an unloaded gun is a club, but having the ability to have a loaded weapon in 2 seconds is better than nothing. We are trying to get that law changed to be open carry LOADED. Don’t know if we will have any luck but there is movement in that direction.

    Eventually I’ll move to America, but until the place I work closes, or I get fired I’m stuck here….Well unless one of you fine business owners would offer me a job… hint hint….

    I’m glad to see so many new LEGAL gun owners start to push for changes in the draconian laws we let pass because “They didn’t affect us” NOW that those folks the laws didn’t affect when they were made, are being affected perhaps we can get some change.

  18. mupedalpusher says:

    minuteman26…I would also recommend a crossbreed. I am a petite female and carry a Kahr PM9 in my crossbreed holster and have no issues hiding. I do however wear a loose shirt untucked or an overshirt. I love my holster, can’t imagine anything more comfortable.

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