Louisiana Sheriff Faces Backlash For Encouraging Women To Use Firearms

posted on August 20, 2015

According to The Times-Picayune, 45-year-old Monica Johnson of Geismar, La., was brutally bludgeoned to death with a baseball bat by her estranged husband. Police found her body in her backyard and the back door shattered. 

Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley responded to the grisly murder, saying, “Get your concealed weapons permit. Ladies, learn how to safely handle a weapon, learn how to safely store a weapon, and when you’re in a situation like this, shoot him in your back yard before he gets in your house. Drop him.” 

The sheriff admitted it may sound radical, but said that extreme violence requires extraordinary efforts for protection. The Left quickly rallied against Wiley’s advice, claiming that women who wield guns against abusers are more likely to have the gun turned against them.

Can detractors honestly believe that Monica Johnson was better off without a firearm to protect herself? It’s too bad we can’t ask her.

Latest

armed man being stalked
armed man being stalked

Concealed Carry in a Bad Zip Code

The media will tell you otherwise, but the data shows that crime does not go up when more law-abiding citizens own firearms and carry concealed.

Many Israelis Realize They Need More Armed Citizens

Following the horrific events of the October 7 attack on the Israeli people, many more citizens in Israel have obtained guns for self-defense.

The NRA Goes to the Highest Court in the Land to Protect Our Right to Speak

The U.S. Supreme Court heard NRA v. Vullo in March. Here is what was said in the Court in this critical First Amendment case.

What’s With All the Clamor About So-Called “Glock Switches”

There is a proposed bill that would effectively ban the sale of Glock pistols in New York.

Biden Thinks Your Freedom Is A Red Flag

Biden’s DOJ is creating a National Extreme Risk Protection Order Resource Center to push due-process-infringing “red-flag” laws nationwide.

From the Editor | This Should Not Have Happened

This story is yet another example of how the actions of criminals are used to justify the disarming of law-abiding citizens.



Get the best of America's 1st Freedom delivered to your inbox.