Episode 26 with Jenna Meek
Introduction- Rob- Welcome to episode 26 of Self-Defense Gun Stories. I’m Rob Morse. This week I’m joined by self-defense instructor Jenna Meek. Hi Jenna.
Jenna- Hi, Rob. Hi to our new listeners, and welcome back to our regular listeners. Together, we report and analyze examples of armed civilian defense. We inform you about the news, and inspire you to defend the people you love. Our first story took place last month in Pennsylvania.
First story- A Pittsburgh, homeowner heard glass breaking at 2AM. The homeowner grabbed his gun and walked toward the sound. He saw two robbers in his kitchen and yelled for them to leave. The two robbers left the way they had come, through his kitchen window and back down a fire escape. No shots were fired.
Jenna- Not a lethal force incident, so no shots fired.
Also, good for the homeowner for reacting. We don’t believe the first sound we hear. We listen for confirmation. Don’t lay there in bed when you hear a sound. Grab your gun. Grab your flashlight. Grab your phone and grab your family.
Sleep inertia makes us idiots. That is why you want to have the reaction routine committed to practiced memory. If you have a gun for self-defense, then please practice getting your gun, your light, your phone and your family in the daylight. Rehearse it as you would a fire drill.
Please do me a favor and learn to use a flashlight with your firearm. It is way too easy to get your support hand in front of your gun. Work these things out with an instructor in the daylight.
Rob- What is the proportion of your students who are interested in handgun as opposed to using a long gun for home defense?
Second Story- A couple were house sitting for a friend while she was out of town. The slept in the house at night. One night, a stranger entered the home and then kicked in the bedroom door. The man shot the intruder. The intruder fled. The house sitters called police. They picked up the intruder nearby. He was the ex-boyfriend of the homeowner. He wounded intruder was taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
Jenna-Flashlight, Low light, Gun near you, Cell phone. Do you know your address so you can call the police?
Third story- A delivery driver and his wife were delivering bread to a local market. They walked out of the market to find someone taking bread from their truck. The driver told the robber to stay back. The robber put his hand into his pocket and walked towards the driver. The driver presented his firearm and shot the robber. The driver has his carry license and he called the police. The police transported the robber to the hospital and to jail. The police released the driver to finish his deliveries.
This isn’t about baked bread, is it.
Jenna- Threat to property vs threat to your live and your loved ones.
Know what to say to the police.
Know what not to say to the police.
Have a lawyer you can call.
Have you practiced drawing your gun so you know how much time and distance you need to stop a threat? Is it 10 feet or is it 500 feet? Do you know what that distance looks like?
Exit- Rob- That wraps up this episode. Jenna Meek, thank you for helping me today. Where can our listeners learn more about you?
Rob- Our listeners can share their thoughts with us by leaving a message on the podcast facebook page.
Jenna- If these examples inspired you, then please share them with a friend and give us a rating on I-Tunes.
I’m Rob Morse. Please join us next week for more Self-Defense Gun Stories.
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