Fish Or Man

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Tell Us More About The Knife

Well, we've all heard how badass today's teenage girls are becoming. Now hear about what happened last night to one girl who wanted to play with the big boys: Former Marine Fends Off Atlanta Robbers

ATLANTA (AP) - A former Marine used a pocket knife to fend off a group of would-be robbers, killing one and wounding another, police said.

Thomas Autry, who authorities said will not be charged, had been walking home from his job waiting tables Monday night when four people got out of a car and chased him, Atlanta police detective Danny Stephens said.

One of the attackers had a shotgun and another had a pistol, Stephens said.

The suspects caught up with Autry, who yelled for help and pulled a knife out of his backpack. He kicked the shotgun out of one of the attacker's hands and stabbed both a 17-year-old girl who jumped on him and a man who also attacked him.

The suspects fled in their car but police found them later at a hospital where the girl was pronounced dead. The man stabbed in the incident was in critical condition, Stephens said.

Autry's attackers will face robbery and aggravated assault charges and are suspected in other robberies over the past week, Stephen said.

Stephens credited Autry's military training with helping him fend off the group.

"I would say he had to do what he had to do to stop the threat," Stephens said. "You can tell his training kicked in and he knew what to do."

Autry, 36, suffered a cut to his hand and a bruise on his chest, Stephens said.


While a few head shots would have been a fine ending to this story, it appears it would have been unfair if our former Marine had had a firearm like his attackers. Semper Fi, Thomas Autry. Was it a K-bar?

And something for every goblin to remember; don't bring the gun if you aren't going to use it! Because a rock, a stick, a knife, or handgun can be extremely deadly when in the hands of any person cornered and fighting for their very life, (not just hoping to steal a couple of bucks).

And for my peace loving readers; Don't forget that everyday carry knife and be as comfortable around it as your firearms. One day, that pocket knife might be all our armed protectors "allow" us. You know, like in places like New York City, or Wash, D.C. or Chicago, or most college campuses, (not surprisingly, all are also notorious location for murderers and rapists).

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Monday, May 29, 2006

When A Good Man Is Without a Gun

Good thing a gun wasn't used in this criminal attack... err, wait, come to think of it, at least the gunshots might have alerted neighbors to a problem last Monday. Instead, the "surviving" 80 year old victim laid next to her beaten to death husband until Saturday, when family came to check on them).
Hoquiam, Washington. "An elderly Hoquiam man died and his wife is in critical condition following a violent attack during a home invasion Monday.

The man was identified as 75-year-old Vernon Bishop. His wife, Maxine Bishop, 80, is being treated at Harborview Medical Center."

Neighbors believe that Vernon Bishop wasn't the type to go down without a fight:

"He was no youngster but given the chance, I think he would've given them a little battle," said Marlin Ask.

Another good man dies out of reach of a gun. No, it is not paranoid to stick a handgun in the magazine rack next to the couch. Or better yet, carry one at all times, (notice, I mention nothing of jumping through the hoops to insure you do so legally, that is, IF your current occupying force even allows such activities).

So, do you think the Bishop family is still anti-gun? Yeah, probably so.

If defensive tackles on pro football teams need firearms to defend their lives from violent attackers, how much more so of our senior citizens?

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Elite Kills Elite

US Marshall Killed During Shootout with Police

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A deputy U.S. marshal was killed in a shootout with police officers, who had stopped the agent for driving erratically early Sunday, authorities said. One officer was wounded

Mary Fisher, 46, refused to stop when officers tried to pull her over and led the officers to her home around 6 a.m., according to Sgt. Vince Higgins, a police spokesman.

When the officers told her to get out of the car, she opened her door, pulled out a gun and started shooting at them, Higgins said.

Officer Patrick Taylor, 34, was shot in the leg. He was taken to a hospital, where he remained in stable condition.

Fisher had been in Memphis for several years and began her career as a deputy marshal in the early 1990s, according to the U.S. Marshal's Office.

What? This couldn't be? A member of the elite? Another one of the "were the only ones" who should never have been given a badge. I am beside myself. How am I going to sleep soundedly tonight, knowing Mary Fisher is no longer out there keeping those dangerous criminals from our crime-ridden streets from breaking down my front door while I sleep?

Now, let's get this straight; We've been told to fear someone who buys a US Marshall's badge over the internet, yet, the government approved method of handing out badges from crackerjack boxes is ok? I'm confused...

It isn't the insane, twisted, bully-on-steriods, officers, who are the problem. These are likely not the majority of police, (those being just a bunch of tyrants more then willing to break their sworn oath to the Constitution) . But still, even they are not the problem.

The problem is the citizen's blind trust that these elites are actually out there "to protect and serve". Wake up! It's a propaganda slogan and nothing more. They can paint their cars pink and yellow and describe it as "community policing" until they are blue in the face. It will not change the fact police operate for their own benefit, whether it be ego, money, power, or the lust for more power. They will not magically be there to save you when the burglar, rapists, or murder shows up at your door. There number one rule is to make it home safe at the end of their shift (period) Their pretty colors and colorful PR departments will not make their "dynamic entry" at 4 in the morning over your hibiscus plants any less deadly.

Finally, the belief so many "civilians" have that the elites may trample on other's Constitutional rights, but would never, ever attack freedoms we hold dear is insane. Yet, that very belief is what is causing us to remain divided, while our brothers and sisters are taken out behind the chemical shed and shot.

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Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Police Take Report...

...After employees take care of business. Via KXLY.com

Tuesday, May 09th, 2006 10:39:53 AM

SPOKANE VALLEY -- Employees of a Spokane Valley convenience store made things very inconvenient when a man tried to steal beer.

After the store had been robbed four times in the previous two weeks, the employees staked out the business early Monday. About two o'clock, a pickup truck rammed the front doors.

The driver got out and the employees sprang into action, striking him several times with a baseball bat and shooting out a tire with a shotgun.

As the man tried to drive away, the employee with the bat took out several windows, while the other employee took out the truck's back window with another shotgun blast.

A Spokane Valley officer later found the disabled truck parked behind a nearby motel and arrested 35-year-old Michael L. Gatts, a transient. He was booked for investigation of second-degree burglary.