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)ย  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” »

Video – What can we learn from would-to-be carjacker or robber?

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Posted by Samahan ng mga Pinoy Bloggers on Monday, December 4, 2017

Is your head tuck in your ass on that phone, and your situation awareness is non existent?

Are your vehicle windows all the way up?

How do you carry your gun?
Vehicle mounted?ย  SMH ๐Ÿ˜ฅ
Hip carry? ๐Ÿ˜•
AIWB (appendix) carry ๐Ÿ™‚

Can you effectively and quickly draw your gun while sitting in the car?

Did you take any vehicle carry courses and practice from time to time?

Maybe it wasn’t a safe neighborhood so you should not be hanging out in your car. It’s usually not a good idea to draw your gun on a drawn gun. While sitting in your car, your car door helps conceal your draw from the bad guy outside, and some tint can assist in obscuring you as a whole. Find that opportunity and moment when the bad guy is distracted and his eyes are not on your hands where you will draw, be quick! Constant practice will help during stressful situation, allowing your defensive motor skills to be second nature.
Good news is one less bad buy on the street and another gun save lives incident. The driver did well and lived. Lessons can be learned from this defensive shooting incident.

Being Firm and Short

Bum: Hey man, ya got some change?
Me: NO! “Keep on walking”
Bum: walks away.

Bum: You got a dolla to spare bro?
Me: NO! “Keep walking”
Bum: Mumbles and looks the other way.

The method of being firm and speaking from your stomach is what’s recommended by known experience defensive instructors and those who have put such action to the test. Based on the response of the panhandlers, not just ignoring but stating the No! is effective for most cases.ย  This is a good way to work out your peripheral vision.

  1. It firmly shows them where you stand
  2. This will make aware of other folks within your proximity and naturally forces them to look and see what’s sup
  3. If this was a disguised would be attacker or robber, hey or they might think twice since now you both just created attention

You don’t need to say much, or get nasty, be short and firm. The power of a firmness tone goes a long way. I always have a pepper spray in my hand or pocket ready to deploy if the color condition intensifies. Keep in mind that theย  force you use should be proportional and your gun might not always be the solution to the problem.

Staying Safe At Motels & Hotels

I’ve been traveling more frequently in the past three years, the more I observed and figured out ways to defend myself if such hostile situation were to present itself. A lot of us travel for leisure or work related, which is why we should take the appropriate steps keep our selves and love ones safe while lodging. First off, let’s start with an Infographic – Hotel for Single Gal, this also applies to single guys, family or groups as well.

Let’s dive into discussing how the armed citizen can use various methods to protect his or herself when staying at motels and hotels. Continue reading “Staying Safe At Motels & Hotels” »

Restaurant Robbery in Lima Peru – What Can We Learn From This? (Video)

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Armed citizens, take a look at this incident carefully. If you were in his position, what could you have done better?
Synopsis: A businessman withdrew large sums of cash then came to the restaurant with his buddy in Rimac district of Lima, next thing you know is all hell breaks loose ๐Ÿ˜ฏ
Story details Continue reading “Restaurant Robbery in Lima Peru – What Can We Learn From This? (Video)” »

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” »