There have been a few of them in the news lately. There was this one in Canada and I'm not sure exactly what was going on with this guy. Instead of getting a good defense ready, we're on the phone. I dunno. Oh, Canada - guns are taboo.
Not an attack, but That Guy sent me this story and the part that baffles me is that the lady decides to jump in her car and go looking for the bear. I dunno. To me, that's how attacks generally happen. People pushing animals by trying to get too close.
This one from Wisconsin takes the cake, though. A guy is attacked by a bear. The wife goes and gets a shotgun. Yay! Good bear defense. Then clubs the bear with it. Huh?
At one time I was guilty of taking my wife (or new people in general) to the range and just wanting to get them excited about shooting. So, after the safety rules we started shooting. I went to the range like I always do, mags all loaded to save time for shooting. Then, I realized my mistake. I wasn't teaching them to fish.
I started teaching mag loading and manipulation consistenly after that. It's not the glamorous, fun part of shooting but it's just as important as trigger press. I also realized that talking about and teaching firearm manipulation may have more exciting to the new people than I realized.
If you have guns in the house, teaching momma how to load the shotgun may just save you.
Lots of bear activity lately. I wonder if they make an ankle holster for a .500 S&W?
A man and wife fought an intruder to protect their home and young child. They fought like they should fight. Violently, without pause and with all means at their disposal. The husband fought with the intruder while the wife retrieved a knife and stabbed the intruder to help her husband. That takes a lot of mental strength.
A firearms instructor once told me to: "Fight, fight, continue to fight. If you die, you make sure the attacker dies first so they will be your servant in Valhalla." That is a smart plan.
Would they have been better off with a firearm? Of course. But that didn't stop them from fighting for all they were worth.
Lessons: keep the door locked, even when you're home. Be paranoid when opening your door to unknown people.
I can't lift my arms. I think that's a good thing. One of my first thoughts was how many regrets I have for letting my fitness slide so much. I remember doing push-ups until I was bored counting. Now an 18 month old could count my push-ups for me.
I don't feel like I'm going to die anymore, so that's a positive thing.
It's about time I've buckled down. I just think of how much this will improve my shooting and I can push through it. That and a little Van Halen in the headphones doesn't hurt.
This thanks goes out to Miss K. Take a trip over to Miss Ks World. I will warn you, it's what I call a time vampire. You'll go to check it out a little and next thing you know you've been there for a long time. She makes me laugh.
Also, happy mommy's day to Miss K and all those moms out there. I hope it's incredible.