Tuesday, February 15, 2011

This one hits very close to home

Our yoga instructor's very close female friend of 20+ years was murdered last Thursday night.

The killer is allegedly her ex-husband, from whom she had been divorced for approximately eight years (the article says ex-boyfriend, but that information appears to be incorrect).  We have been told that the scumbag apparently had been stalking her off and on, but that this attack had come out of nowhere as a complete surprise.  This coward seems to have taken advantage of the fact that her current boyfriend was out of town to show up and end her life.

The truly sad part of the story is that we were informed that the victim indeed possessed the means to protect herself at her home in the form of a firearm, but apparently after such a long period with no immediate threats she had begun to let her guard down and it wasn't immediately available.

The suspect was arrested last night in Las Vegas, where local police think he was attempting to slay yet another ex.

(What a charming individual.  The death penalty is absolutely tailor-made for wastes of DNA such as him.)

Anti-gun groups such as the Brady Campaign and the Violence Policy Center are quite mistaken (and they know it) with the propaganda they expect people to swallow.  Contrary to what these organizations state, these kinds of violent crimes (against both men and women) can and do happen in the blink of an eye to innocent people without any sort of warning at all, and odds are there won't be any law-enforcement officers around to protect you when they do.  Please, please take the steps available to you in the vast majority of states to help prevent this sort of utter tragedy from someday happening to you:

Obtain a firearm.

Get the proper training and acquire the mindset and will to use it to protect yourself and your loved ones should the need arise.

Carry it everywhere you legally can.

We've seen firsthand the effects such senseless acts can have on an innocent victims' friends, and we truly want to help prevent such a horrific crime from happening to any other person.

Our hearts and sincere condolences go out to the family and friends of Anne Marie Simenson.


Felicia Herman said...

Utterly tragic.

Bike Bubba said...

My condolences to you, and to her family--and my promise that I shall follow your advice to arm myself and those in my family.