Fashion Mall Shooting Incident in Murray, UT

A summery of my take on the Fashion Place Mall shooting incident and what should a trained concealed carrier do if one were near or around where a similar incident.
I prefer to wait 24 to 48 hours before saying anything and making any comments after a larger scale shooting incident. This morning, more information is out, which agrees with my theory based on the initial information I received from one of my local news outlet, KSL LIVE: Continuing coverage on the shooting at Fashion Place Mall in Murray on Sunday afternoon.

KSL news article on the afternoon of the shooting Police hunting for 3 suspects after shooting sparks ‘panic’ at Fashion Place mall in Utah

Sunday around 3:30 pm local time, I was having brunch at a restaurant in South Jordan which is about 15-20 minutes drive from where I was at to the mall. While eating, I saw my local news feeds live stream on FB that a “shooting” at the Fashion Place Mall in Murray. It resulted in two people being injured. Wow it’s a shooting, the media make it look big, like always. Then an hour later, I saw the video along with photos of people being escorted in a line with their hands up (typical escorted evacuate setup we seen in many school and other shootings that occurred indoors)  out of the mall. Local LEO and SWAT members were all around with their AR-15 carbines. Local media reported that there were three suspects (shooters?) that fled the area and are at “large.” Continue reading “Fashion Mall Shooting Incident in Murray, UT” »

Woman Defended Herself From Being Rape With a Knife

For you fella ladies out there.
Thumbs up for this lady who decided not to be a victim. Learn how to use a knife to save yourself from being attack by a boogieman. In some situations a gun might not be the right tool for various reasons. I recommend carrying the Ka-Bar TDI straight knife in the Phlster sheath on your hip or appendix position for easy access and rapid deployment. In today’s world this can happen to anyone anywhere, keep your head up!

Woman Repeatedly Stabs Attacker: Fort Worth Police

Ka-Bar TDI in Phlster Sheath belt loop

 

Complying Doesn’t Mean You Will Be Safe

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I had a colleague said he doesn’t need a gun or skills to protect himself from others. His comments were, “I always stay out of trouble, stay away from bad neighborhoods, mind my own business. If someone mugs me, I’ll just comply with them and give them my wallet.” Well, how naive and uninformed you are buddy. Criminals pick when and where, sometimes you can’t avoid them, you just have to be ready. Continue reading “Complying Doesn’t Mean You Will Be Safe” »

The Five Stages of Violent Crime

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I just have to put this out there. There are times when avoidance situation awareness just won’t do it. The Five Stages of Violent Crime has been tested in court as an easily explainable standard by which individuals determined if they were legally justified to use self defense tactics. Remember, when it comes to violence there are usually legal repercussions. Therefore we strongly advocate you know when you are justified to use force.  A shorthand version of the five stages. Each is linked to a more in-depth look at the subject.
http://www.nononsenseselfdefense.com/five_stages.html