Posted June 8, 2016 2:14 pm by Comments

By Bob Owens

Instructor Melody Lauer (left) locks the arm of a student playing an older child to her side so that she can guide her away from a threat while acquiring her handgun.

There’s a story coming to us out of Florida about a woman who had to battle a kidnapper who was trying to seize her 13-year-old daughter in public.

Investigators say the suspect, Craig Bonello, age 30, entered the store and at some point grabbed a 13-year-old girl who was shopping with her mother. As he ran toward the exit of the store with the girl in his arms, the mother was able to catch up to him and grab her daughter.

Screaming could be heard throughout the store as the suspect and the mother got into a tug-of-war over the girl.

Bonello eventually gave up and ran away before being caught by an off-duty sheriff’s deputy who just happened to arrive at the store as the kidnapper ran away.

There is, however, a much more effective and way to handle attempted kidnappers rather than getting in a tug-of-war using your child as the rope, and it goes something like this.

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I’ve been to a considerable amount of formal defensive firearms training in the past two years—something north of 200 hours, I think—primary focused on fighting with a handgun. In all of those courses, the focus …Read the Rest

Source:: Bearing Arms

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