Do What You Can With The Tools That You Have

A couple of armed men had their plans of a carjacking “washed away” at a Shreveport self -serve car wash, and its caught on tape.

The run-in happened last Thursday morning at the Oasis Car wash in Shreveport.

What should have been a quick rinse for Michael Davis’ new wheels — quickly turned into a fight for his life during the overnight hours of July 21st. Just three minutes into the car wash, he saw someone approaching him.

“I turned and I said I’m not interested, I don’t have any money or anything and when I turned back around a guy had come around the corner with a gun, pointed at me,” Davis said. “I looked right down the barrel and I was like I’m not going to do it”

The entire thing, caught on his personal dash cam, with his brother in the car.

“He said give me your keys and your money and I said what’d you say? and I took the sprayer and just sprayed it right in his face. (butt) and I heard his friend try to run and get my backside so I turned around and sprayed him and hit him and they took off running. the whole situation to me was almost surreal.”

The 20 second incident played out like a scene from a movie.

“I wish it was a fun little acting video or skit or something like that but our lives were really in jeopardy that’s why we called police as soon as we could and got them to come out here and we made a report,” he said. “I wasn’t going to give up my car or money to some little thug like that there’s just no way.”

Davis says what scares him the most is thinking what could have happened.

“If they would’ve taken my keys and my money they probably would have shot me any way plus I had my disabled veteran brother in the car they could’ve done something to him as well.”

He refused to be a victim and while police might suggest otherwise, *he doesn’t regret *his decision to fight back.

“Do not back down do what you can with the tools that you have I don’t care if you’re a small person you can intimidate somebody like that just by taking action.”


Sword Collecting

Are you interested in collecting swords? Do you like the way they look when they are hanging on your wall? If you answered yes to these questions, you will need to find a good place to buy your swords. Of course, this is much easier said that done. All of the stores that specialize in swords are not created equal. This basically means that you will need to do some investigating in order to find out which sword store is the best for the items you are looking for. Here is how you can go about finding a place to buy a sword or other self defense weapons.

1. Ask your friends

One of the best sources for recommendations on just about anything is very easy for you to access. By simply asking your friends if they have ever bought swords from a dealer they can recommend to you, a lot of time can be saved. If any of your friends are also sword collectors, find out where they buy their swords from. Ask them if they are happy with the quality of swords and the prices they are paying. If they give you a positive recommendation, make a note of the store name so you can check it out later.

2. Check online

If you strike out when it comes to your friends giving you recommendations, you can always go online to see if you can find any reputable sword stores. The Internet opens you up to many sword stores that are only online. If you do not mind buying your swords through the mail, this can be a great way to find very obscure items that are simply not available in your local area. However, before you purchase anything from an online swords store, make sure you are able to return any purchase you make if you are not satisfied with it.

3. Online reviews

Aside from doing your own searches online, you can also check out some of the many online review sites that exist to allow people the ability to review various businesses that they have done business with. You can check to see if any of the users have written any reviews of swords stores. If you find some of these reviews, read them to see if they give you any insight into a store that you might want to consider using in the future.

Self Defense in the Home

Brigid has some sound advice.

Look around you, if you come face to face with a criminal in your home and you don’t have a firearm within immediate reach, what would you use to defend yourself? (If you think electrical cord to choke your attacker, you have watched way too many movies with Matt Damon in them). Spontaneous attacks in your home could vary from open hand, firearms, impact or edged weapons. You’d better have the same things around you to fight back.

It is well worth your time to read the rest of the article.

Robber’s Famous Last Words: ‘I Thought You Couldn’t Own A Gun In New Jersey’

A Newark, New Jersey deli owner who shot and killed an armed man will not face charges, police and prosecutors say.

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray as well as Newark Police Director Eugene Venable say that the owner of the deli had a permit for the gun that he used to defend himself.

New Jersey is notorious for having some of the strictest gun regulations in the nation. The robber apparently thought that meant there was no legal way for his would-be victims to arm themselves.

According to, Mark Robinson’s last words inside the New Neighborhood Deli Supermarket were “I thought you couldn’t own a gun in New Jersey.”

Robinson, 46, had walked into the deli around 8:30 p.m. and immediately pointed a gun at the owner, who didn’t hesitate to pull his own weapon and fire. Robinson was pronounced dead at around 10 pm.