Left Freaks Out After Sheriff Says Gun Could Have Saved Woman’s Life

By AWR Hawkins

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Left Freaks Out After Sheriff Says Gun Could Have Saved Woman’s Life

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Washington DC -(Ammoland.com)- Following the August 9 2015 beating death of an unarmed Louisiana woman at the hands of her estranged husband, Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley pointed out that being armed with a gun can save lives, and he “urged women to get concealed-weapons permits.

The left quickly freaked out that Wiley was suggesting women obtain firearms for self-defense.

According to The Times-Picayune, 45-year-old Monica Johnson was brutally beaten to death with a baseball bat after her estranged husband allegedly broke into the home, grabbed the bat, and began bludgeoning her. Police found her body in her own backyard around 11 p.m.

Her estranged husband, David Johnson, Sr., was arrested about two hours later and charged with her murder.

Sheriff Wiley responded to the ghastly scene by urging women to arm themselves. According to The Trace, Wiley said, “When you’re in a situation like this, shoot him in your backyard before he gets in your house. Drop him. Take the extremes necessary to live a life where you don’t have to worry about your kids and your life.”

The left quickly argued against arming women in Johnson’s position.

Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence Director Beth Meeks
Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence Director Beth Meeks

For example, Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence Director Beth Meeks said:

I don’t think we’re ever going to eliminate domestic violence homicide, and we’re never going to be able to eliminate the need for women to defend themselves. But there’s an overwhelming pile of evidence that says that a woman who wields a gun against her abuser is much more likely to have her own weapon used against her.

Think about it: Monica Johnson was unarmed and died a cruel death, yet Meeks’ response to suggestions that women in her situation get a gun for self-defense is that it could put their lives in danger. Seriously? ( Related Read : All I Can Say to Anti-Gun Liberals is ‘Yeah Right)

And to be sure all the bases are covered, Meeks even pointed out that women who successfully defend their lives with a gun may face charges if self-defense cannot be proven.

She attempted to make this argument by pointing to an anomaly in Florida where a woman was charged after firing a warning shot before firing a warning shot was legal in that state.

Sheriff Wiley saw firsthand what happens when an unarmed woman faces a raging estranged husband who is holding a baseball bat, so he “urged” women to arm themselves for self-defense. Meeks responded by rattling off statistics from a gun control study to suggest being armed may have put Johnson’s life in danger, all the while ignoring the fact that Johnson was killed while unarmed.

Not satisfied with this argument, Meeks goes further to try to persuade women that successful defensive gun use may not even be worth it.

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Good for you Sheriff Wiley. Meeks probably already has her Concealed Carry Permit so why would she want others to have it? I bet Meeks husband, if she has one, has a bunch of guns in their home. It only makes sense to die trying instead of just dying. I think all women should be armed as well as all men. Atleast the people who are legally able.

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to director beth meeks,and all anti gun people.let us furnish gun free zone signs for your front yards,and gun free zone signs for your automobiles and gun free zone signs for your home windows,so everyone will no you are against firearms.cmon show the world you really our committed to your gun free environments.show your cause is just

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diamondearthday57

This woman tried to defend herself and was denied………by the state.http://www.thefederalistpapers.org/second-amendment-2/outrageous-nj-woman-brutally-murdered-while-waiting-for-pistol-permit-to-protect-herself .
I don’t like pain and when inflicted on others I do not feel it. I WILL do what it takes to protect myself and family.
Feel bad later for taking a life? Definitely. But, for sure, I would have been pushed into this position.

Jimbo66
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Jimbo66

Exactly!

Dr Timothy-Allen Albertsongg
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Dr Timothy-Allen Albertsongg

Knowledge by wife-beater that wife is armed will stop many attacks. But dumb ass liberals do not want people helping themselves in stopping wife beaters. They have too much financial interest in programs, counseling, treatment, shelters, etc,

AJAmos
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AJAmos

My favorite argument against hesitation is to ask if the person would be willing to step in front of the weapon to save a loved one. When they inevitably answer “of course”, I reply with the question “Then why wouldn’t you be willing to get behind the weapon to save yourself and your loved ones?” This conversation convinced my liberal crunchy granola girl best friend to take a few classes and practice with the handgun her husband keeps in their home. I am fully prepared to take a life if it means saving mine. If it’s a choice between a… Read more »

Infidel7.62
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Infidel7.62

“Liberalism is a mental disorder – common sense is the cure.” Ronald Reagan.

Tonys Take
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Tonys Take

There is no significant difference between the numbers of men vs women shot with their own guns by an assailant. It is rare but it does happen. The biggest mistake people make in in thinking a gun will scare people away. If you must pull a gun, you had better be prepared to use it or you are better off without it.

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Wheats

Obviously, Ms Meeks has never been on the wrong end of a bat. I am a 76 yr old female with a PH.D., twenty years as a college professor, and a certified NREA instructor. I have taught hundreds of women to shoot n defend themselves. Many women cannot afford effective security services, may live in rural area, and so on; so are they to be helpless victims while Ms Feel Good Meeks attends her civilized meetings and peaches what – Non-violence in face of an enraged male gorilla with a baseball bat? Many of my students voiced reluctance to use… Read more »

Grey Beard
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Grey Beard

There is very little difference between you and and Tony when we get to the heart of the matter. That is: Are you willing and capable of shooting and perhaps killing another human being? This leads us to the very basic tenet of self defense, the Mind Set! If you have NOT thought through, and I mean Seriously thought through the potential Need to shoot and maybe Kill another human, you are just not ready to go armed! This thought goes against the grain of countless years of JudeoChristian teachings of “Thou shalt not kill.” Until you are mentally ready… Read more »

Wheats
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Wheats

GRey Beard n Tony are both absolutely correct. Women students in recent classes of mine who had NO reluctance to drop the hammer were a car hijack victim,;a woman whose young son was threatened by a convicted pedophil for testifing againt him; a young woman sexually abused by her father who killed her horse in front of her, saying “That’s what you’ll get if you ever talk about US” etc.. What I call being on the wrong end of the bat.. Group classes that start out with a chat about “why are you here today?” help get everyone onboard.. Women… Read more »

TSgt B
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TSgt B

Idiot (Meeks). Being an idiot. Doing what idiots do.

Whodaty
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Whodaty

No women subscribed to or reading this site?
Let’s see some female response to this article!

Charlie Blaine
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Charlie Blaine

I prefer the gun to the bat! How much did she go through before the bat finally did the job?

George
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George

So her “facts” though not cited, say that armed women have had their guns used on them. But how many woman have died from being unarmed, because of her drivel? But look at this way, if you were going to be murdered, would you prefer being shot to death or beaten to death with a baseball bat? For me, I’d take the quick way. Yeah, it is morbid to put it in those terms, but it is what it is. Until the people demand the reinstatement of tougher mental health laws, these events are going to continue to happen.

Richard
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Richard

Quote: “But there’s an overwhelming pile of evidence that says that a woman who wields a gun against her abuser is much more likely to have her own weapon used against her.”

Funny how no one else can find this overwhelming pile of evidence. I think she is an overwhelming pile.

Heretic
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Heretic

Richard, That huge pile of evidence was debunked a decade ago.

Jimmy
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Jimmy

The saddest thing about people like Beth Meeks, is that they really believe the stuff put into these “studies” and “statistical reports” without any investigation into their veracity or how the statistics were gathered or who gathered them. You can achieve any goal you are pursuing by asking leading questions or questions that cannot be answered. For example: “Have you stopped beating your spouse?”