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Gun Owner Defense Stories

While no one ever wants to have to draw their weapon and even more so kill another person average citizens defend themselves, and others, on a daily basis. We do not post these stories to glorify them, far from it. Taking another humans life is a horrible thing that no one wants to experience. But since these type of stories are often overlooked by main stream media and anti-gun groups constantly tell us guns don't save lives we feel the need to keep the public aware that average gun owners are saving lives each and every day.

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Cleveland Homeowner Shoots 2 Suspects In Home Invasion - December 17, 2013

A Cleveland homeowner shot two intruders who attempted to rob him during a violent home invasion early Tuesday morning.

Police say the two suspects approached the 24-year-old homeowner in the driveway of his house on Rudyard just before 2:30 a.m. The suspects took the owner into the house where he was beaten and pistol-whipped.

http://www.wkyc.com/story/news/crime/2013/12/17/cleveland-home-invasion-shooting/4049477/


Houston Restaurant Manager Shoots - Kills Robber - December 14, 2013

While trying to protect his restaurant, a manager shot and killed an armed robber, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies say around 8:30 Friday night, three masked gunmen entered the Church's Chicken on Veterans Memorial at South Camden Park and held the employees at gunpoint, demanding money.

One of the suspects was behind the counter when that bold manager shot and killed him.

http://www.click2houston.com/news/hsco-manager-shoots-kills-robber-protecting-his-restaurant/-/1735978/23485840/-/132k1fv/-/index.html


Man Fends Off Robbers After Date 'Set Up' - November 29, 2013

The investigation revealed that Erika Sanez and Travis Weller had met approximately one month ago and Erika Sanez contacted Weller and made arrangements to meet with him for a date. Sanez met with Weller at another location and took him to the Plum Grove Court address (vacant residence) where she had three males waiting to rob Weller. When the males (Walker and unidentified males) attempted to rob Weller, he fired shots striking Walker in the chest. Erika Sanez drove Walker to the hospital. Weller called 911 stating that "individuals had tried to rob him and he shot a suspect". Weller remained at the scene until deputies arrived.

http://www.hcso.tampa.fl.us/About-HCSO/Press-Releases/Releases/2013/December/13-471.aspx


Armed Customer Stops Armed Robbers - November 19, 2013

On November 13, an armed customer in a Mobile, AL Family Dollar store foiled a robbery by shooting "the suspect multiple times."

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/11/19/Customer-Shoots-Robber-In-Family-Dollar-Receives-Praise-For-Being-Armed


Elderly Man Stops Home Invasion - November 14, 2013

A man is dead in Pine County following a home invasion around three this morning. Pine County Deputies responded to the home of an elderly man on reports of a shooting.

The Sheriff's office reports at least one of the suspects was armed with a handgun and confronted the homeowner. The homeowner grabbed a handgun of his own and shot the armed suspect killing him.

http://www.northlandsnewscenter.com/news/crime/Elderly-man-shoots-intruder-in-Sandstone-home-invasion-231904481.html


Homeowner stops armed intruder - November 6, 2013

A Zachary man was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly broke into a home in Walker, Police Captain John Sharp said. Sharp says the incident occurred around 7 p.m. Tuesday night on Browden Street.

http://www.nola.com/crime/baton-rouge/index.ssf/2013/11/homeowner_stops_armed_intruder.html


Homeowner Shoots Kills Burglar After Being Attacked - October 30, 2013

A suspected burglar is shot and killed by a homeowner when a Dallas County couple walks in on a break-in in progress at their house.

The sheriff says the couple surprised two burglars when they came home and one of the burglars ran but the other was shot and killed.

http://www.wncftv.com/localnews/Burglary-Suspect-Shot-and-Killed-by-Homeowner-in-Dallas-Co-229324161.html



Wheelchair Bound Store Owner Fends Off Robbery With Gun - October 24, 2013

The Alcoa Police Department says two suspects went inside the the store. While one suspect was asking about merchandise, the other jumped the store's counter and ran to a backroom.

Alcoa PD Detective Kris Sanders said both suspects then tried to leave with some money. The store's owner then shot one of the men in the stomach area with a handgun.

http://www.wbir.com/story/news/local/maryville-blount/2013/10/23/dispatch-shots-fired-during-alcoa-jewelry-store-robbery/3172861/


Gun Carrying Pastor Stops Robbery - October 21, 2013

An Indiana pastor turned the table on a suspected robber by pulling out his own gun.

"He was telling me to get on the ground but that's when I pulled my weapon and said no you get on the ground"

http://www.cbs19.tv/story/23743472/pastor-packing-gun-stops-robbery


Legal Gun Owner Stops What Could have Been A Mass Shooting - October 20, 2013

Investigators determined an argument started between individuals at the party and the 27-year-old, and he was asked to leave, she said. The man left for a short time, then returned with a rifle and began firing off rounds outside the house.

The man pointed the rifle at partygoers and a 39-year-old partygoer pulled out a handgun and shot the 27 year old before police arrived, Breeden said. The shooter did not try to leave and waited for officers to arrive.

http://www.azcentral.com/community/glendale/articles/20131020police-man-shot-glendale-house-party.html


Tulsa Homeowner Shoots Intruder - October 14, 2013

Charles Sweeny said Monday he went for a walk over the weekend and when he returned he immediately knew something was wrong.

"I saw the top dresser drawer was open," he said.

Sweeny said he immediately grabbed his gun before looking up and seeing a man in his bedroom doorway.

Sweeny fired several rounds at the stranger before running out of his home and calling the police.

http://www.kjrh.com/dpp/news/local_news/midtown-tulsa-man-shoots-suspected-burglar-has-no-regrets


Home Invasion Stopped By Armed Home Owner - September 30, 2013

Police said 44-year-old Christopher Dennison of Livermore Falls was wearing a ski mask and brass knuckles as he broke into a mobile home on Foss Hill Lane on Saturday night.

Police said the homeowner, 48-year-old Richard Duffy, shot Dennison after a brief altercation with him in the living room.

http://www.boston.com/news/local/maine/2013/09/30/intruder-shot-death-maine-home-invasion/TrB6fJG9gKNYsGDE3N7kTJ/story.html


Homeowner Shoots Robber In The Face - September 26, 2013

Police tell Channel 2's Kerry Kavanaugh that two men tried to break into a home on Greenway Road on Thursday morning.

The homeowner went to investigate a noise at the door and found two robbers smashing their way in his house, police said.

"Moments later he heard somebody crashing open the back window," said Gwinnett County police Cpl. Ed Ritter."He called police and apparently was on the phone with 911 at the time this was happening and at that time he fired the weapon at the suspects."

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/police-homeowner-shot-robber-face/nZ8F8/



Texas Business Owner Stops Robbery, Kills One Robber - September 18, 2013

Duayne Deandre-Devon Smith, 25, of Port Arthur, was killed when a business owner opened fire on three people accused of trying to rob a game room in the 3600 block of East Lucas Drive. around 9 p.m. Tuesday.

The store owner had a firearm inside the business and was able to grab it during the robbery, according to Beaumont police.

The store owner wasn't hurt in the exchange of gun fire.

http://www.beaumontenterprise.com/news/article/Beaumont-store-clerk-takes-robber-s-gun-fires-4823924.php


Newly Trained Pregnant Wife Fends Off Two Intruders With Gun - September 9, 2013

The pregnant homeowner has never been comfortable with guns. But when her husband bought one, he insisted on showing her how to use it. Earlier this week, she was alone in their TX home when 2 men broke in. She grabbed the gun and fired. They ran, and were arrested a short time later after a standoff with police.

She is now thankful that her husband helped prepare her for the worst. "I was against him buying a gun maybe 7-8 months ago, but I told him, 'I don't know if I told you thank you for doing that' because it changed the situation completely"

http://www.valleycentral.com/news/story.aspx?id=944039


Florida Pizza Delivery Man Shoots Robber - August 25, 2013

Authorities with the Brevard County Sheriff's Office said Bryon Park, of Palm Bay, had just returned to his vehicle when when he was approached by Fredrick Kelly Jr., about midnight Friday at the Days Inn on West New Haven Avenue.

Investigators said Kelly approached Park with a large knife and threatened to kill him if he didn't hand over money.

Officials said Park was able to get a hold of a firearm he was carrying in his vehicle and fired a single gunshot that killed Kelly.

http://www.wesh.com/news/central-florida/brevard-county/deputies-pizza-deliveryman-fatally-shoots-robber/-/11788124/21634292/-/ncuuqwz/-/index.html


Ohio Man Kills Robber After Being Stabbed - August 23, 2013

Paramedics arrived to find a 38-year-old Robert Shoemaker had been stabbed three times in the neck and 44-year-old Chad Gabbard had been shot to death.

Shoemaker was taken to West Chester Medical Center. His condition hasn't been released.

Police said it appeared Gabbard had attempted to rob Shoemaker and got into a fight. At some point, Shoemaker pulled a gun and shot the attempted robber, police said.

http://www.wlwt.com/news/local-news/butler-county/1-dead-1-wounded-in-hamilton-incident/-/13601510/21618352/-/13cnij2z/-/index.html


Iowa husband shoots, kills escaped inmate who held him, wife hostage - August 21, 2013

An Iowa man shot and killed an escaped inmate on Tuesday after the convict held him and his wife hostage in their home, investigators said.

Jerome Mauderly, 71, and his wife, Carolyn, 66, were asleep when escaped inmate Rodney Long, 38, broke into their rural Bedford home a little after 10 p.m. on Monday, said Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation spokesman Mitch Mortvedt.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/20/justice/iowa-escaped-inmate-shot/index.html


Cleveland Ohio Man Shoots And Kills Robber That Pistol Whipped Him - July 30, 2013

According to the police, the homeowner and a woman were leaving the house and were getting into the homeowner's car when they were approached by two men wearing masks.

One of the men had a handgun and used it to pistol-whip the homeowner and then attempted to pull him from the vehicle. The homeowner managed to retrieve a gun from the car and shot the suspect several times.

http://www.wkyc.com/news/article/308300/33/Cleveland-Homeowner-shoots-kills-intruder-in-driveway


Cleveland Ohio Man Defends Himself Against Robbers, Killing One - July 29, 2013

A homeowner used his concealed handgun to shoot and kill one of two men early Monday morning in what police described as an armed robbery in the homeowner's North Collinwood neighborhood driveway.

The robbery suspect, 23-year-old Waymone Williams, had been ordered by a judge last January to take a one-day concealed-carry class about the consequences of having a weapon in a crime. The homeowner, Timothy Peak, had a concealed-carry permit, police said.

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2013/07/cleveland_man_with_concealed_c.html


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