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” »

Rules of Engagement for Concealed Carries

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The reason law abiding citizens obtain a concealed carry permit to carry a firearm is to prevent or avoid a life-altering event of the severest kind from taking place to them, a family member or friends who are with them. Making the wrong decision can hurt you in the aftermath by the court of law. Your gun is your last resort, don’t shoot to defend property, but life. Be sure to thoroughly know and understand your state’s law (and states you will be traveling to that has reciprocity with your home state) regarding using lethal force.
Reevaluate some of your personal self-defense concepts by reading this article written by an off-duty cop.

https://www.usconcealedcarry.com/rules-of-engagement-for-ccw-holders/

Gun Owners Stopped Numerous Crimes and Saved Countless Lives in a Year

making-good-people-helpless-wont-make-bad-people-harmlessBetween July 2014 and July 2015, private citizens who used firearms to stop criminal attacks and saved at least 283 potential victims in 2015 according to a Daily Caller News Foundation analysis. In this page, they have a really cool interactive graphic feature. Clicking the demographics boxes will narrow your results to see specific data points.
Obama stubbornly keeps trying to push his failed gun control agenda. He quotes more than 30,000 gun deaths in a year, omitting that 60 percent are suicides, while 3 percent are accidents, and the rest are related to gang/drug violence in urban ares. Yet the progressive liberal main stream media only focuses on random mass shootings which are rare compare to other most common types mention above. While most of those mass shootings occurred in gun free zones.
How ludicrous that they turn the focus from a lone white psychopathic church shooter (in South Carolina), to a race war, and the attack on the confederate flag? What about those so-called ‘Muslim extremist’ attack scores of people, yet we don’t blame all Muslims, we don’t attack their flags.
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What Not To Do As A Concealed Carrier & The Good Samaritan

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Concealed Nation put up a concise article with 10 key points of what a concealed carrier should not do. http://concealednation.org/2015/07/10-things-you-should-never-do-as-a-concealed-carrier/

Adding an additional point of discussion. You vs A Third Party Conflict
Be careful when getting involve in a third-party incident, it can be a double edge sword. You want to be the Good Samaritan or the hero by trying help that person who you think is being beaten furiously. If you’re going to get involve, you better be absolutely sure on what is going on. Here are some examples when to get involve and when not to. Continue reading “What Not To Do As A Concealed Carrier & The Good Samaritan” »