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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Armed Customer Kills Armed Robber While Waiting To Buy Shoes - June 23, 2013
An armed man trying to rob customers outside an Atlanta shoe store was shot and killed by one of the customers in the line that was legally carrying a firearm.
The shooting happened Saturday June 22 outside a Wish Clothing store in the city's Little Five Points neighborhood where people had lined up to buy sneakers endorsed by LeBron James.
Houston Homeowner Shoots Intruder During Burglary - June 21, 2013
A homeowner in Houston stopped a suspected burglar when he tried to break into his house early Thursday morning.
A local news report stated that the homeowner woke up to the sound of banging just after midnight. He grabbed his handgun and went to see what it was. He discovered Guillermo Andrade trying to kick in the back door.
He fired several shots at Andrade, hitting him twice. He then crawled into the front yard and when the homeowner followed him, Andrade â€“ even with two hunshot wounds â€“ became physically violent toward the homeowner, who held him down until deputies arrived.
Florida Homeowner Shoots, Kills Intruder - June 20, 2013
There were six people inside the home watching a movie about 11 p.m. when they heard someone at the front door.
"Not even two seconds later, the door is getting kicked in and someone's yelling, 'Get on the ground, get on the ground, shut up,'" said one of the men inside the home, who did not want to be identified. "By the time I jump to the floor, my life flashes beneath my eyes. I hear a bunch of gunshots. I don't know who's shooting, and then silence."
72 Year Old California Grandmother Stops Home Intruder With Handgun - June 12, 2013
A 72-year-old Southern California grandmother who shot at -- and narrowly missed -- a man trying to break into her home said Tuesday she was shocked at the attention her action was getting but does not regret defending herself and her husband, an 85-year-old World War II veteran who uses a wheelchair.
Concealed Handgun License Holder Fends Off Carjacker - June 10, 2013
WKBN (CBS Youngstown) is reporting that a 23-year-old concealed handgun license-holder fired several shots late Wednesday at three masked gunmen who attempted to steal his car at a gas station on Youngstown's South Side.
Home Invaders Stopped By Shotgun Blast In Tennessee - June 5, 2013
Knoxville police are investigating an attempted home invasion early today in East Knoxville that was repelled by a shotgun blast.
The homeowner told police that two men attempted to force their way into her home at 1940 Linden Ave. about 12:10 a.m., according to Knoxville Police Department Sgt. Jason Keck.
The 51-year-old woman said she got her shotgun and fired a round into the front door, apparently not striking anyone, but ending the attempted invasion.
Home Invader Shot By Home Owner After Locking Him In Gun Closet - May 14, 2013
The victim of an armed home invasion in Houston has turned the tables on the brazen intruders after they stuffed him into a closet that turned out to be the place where he stores his gun.
When the home owner thought they had left he went downstairs carry a gun only to be met by one of the suspects and they exhanged fire. The homeowner was unharmed while the intruder was hit in the shoulder and leg.
Dollar General Manager Stops Robbery - May 3, 2013
Gulf war veteran and dollar general manager Anthony Smith was the intended victim of 30 year robber Justin Pierre Jackson but he wasn't expecting the manager to be armed. Smith said "I saw the gun, I heard the shot. I didn't hit the ground. I fired."
The gunman missed but Smith didn't. Knoxville police found the would be robbers body in an alley less than a half hour later.
Home Intruder Stopped By Legally Armed College Student in Sout East Pennsylvania - April 25, 2013
A 20 year old man, who is a college student, and his girlfriend were outside the student's Massey Way apartment in Cheltenham PA 'minding their own business' when a man identified as Jasper Brisbon, whom the couple did not know, came toward them 'in a very menacing fashion,' according to reports. The couple became uncomfortable when Brisbon, who allegedly was incoherent and appeared to be high, stared at them for several minutes, according to authorities. They decided to go inside the student's apartment but, as they entered, "this interloper followed them inside the residence," and was between the student and the woman, according to authorities.
The student, whose name authorities would not disclose, went into his bedroom, coming out with the AR-15 rifle he had purchased last year for self-protection. The man confronted Brisbon, who allegedly "came at" him, causing him to fear for his life and the lives of others in the apartment, according to authorities. That is when he fired a single shot from his weapon, authorities said.
The man called police, who found Brisbon on the living room floor of the apartment. Brisbon, whom authorities said was not armed, was transported to Abington Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The apartment resident legally purchased and owned the AR-15, said Ferman. While the law does not require it, he also had taken it to the firing range to learn how to use it properly, said Ferman. The weapon also was properly stored in his home, the District Attorney added.
No charges have been filed against the shooter.
Armed Woman Stops Wanted Serial Robber, Possible Rapist - April 11, 2013
Early Sunday morning, April 7, in Lumberton, Texas three robbers kidnapped and robbed one woman, but when they moved on to rob two more women they were met with an unexpected surprise. According to a report by 12 News Now, one of the would-be victims brought their robbing spree to a halt when she shot one of them.
The three robbers, identified as 21-year-old Scott Willis, Jr., 21-year-old Malik Washington, and 21-year-old Ariel Malveaux, all of Beaumont, have apparently been targeting women as victims of robberies since last month.
63 Year Old South Philadelphia Homeowners Stops Home Invasion - March 31, 2013
A south Philadephia 63 year homeowner shoots and kills one home invader, second invader escapes.
Marine With CCP Stops Man From Beating Women - March 12, 2013
A Marine Corps veteran was able to stop a man early Tuesday, March 12th from nearly kicking a woman to death. It happened near 102nd and Lincoln, and Wisconsinâ€™s concealed carry law made his efforts possible.
Charlie Blackmore was driving home from work at 4:00 a.m. along Lincoln Avenue when he saw something on the sidewalk. Blackmore didnâ€™t realize it was a woman on the ground being kicked in the head and stomach until he got closer.
That's when he jumped out of his car and sprung into action. "I said 'stop' and he starts coming towards me and that`s when I drew on him. He started getting closer and I said 'get down on the ground,'" Blackmore said.
Bystander Comes To Officer's Defense, Fires Deadly Shot - March 4, 2013
Investigators say an autopsy shows the deadly bullet was fired by a bystander, not the officer. Police also announced that no charges would be filed in the case, either against the police officer involved or the bystander who fired the fatal shot into the head of George Temple.
East Baton Rouge Sheriff's spokesman Greg Phares says Officer Brian Harrision was escorting a funeral procession Friday when he pulled Temple over and wrote him a ticket for breaking into the procession. According to Phares, that's when Temple attacked Harrison. Police say Perry Stevens was walking outside of the Auto Zone on Greenwell Springs Road when he heard Harrison yelling for help. Harrison was reportedly on his back with Temple on top of him. That's when Stevens went to his car and grabbed his .45 caliber pistol.
82 Year Old Missouri Man Shoots Intruder - January 19, 2013
A Missouri home invader got more than he bargained for after he broke in and assaulted an 82 year old Ellsinore man. The victim got to his gun and shot the intruder whoe then fled the scene.
Police later caught the suspect at his home. The 82 year old man was air lifted to a St. Louis hospital with head wounds.
Georgia Mother Defends Her Children From Home Invader - January 4, 2013
After hearing an intruder break into her home she called out to her twin 9 year olds and headed to the attic along with a 38 special. Upon hearing her call out the intruder, armed with a crow bar, chased the family into a crawl space near the attic but when he opened the door the mother opened fire striking him five times, stopping the attack.
Samaritans Save Woman From Attackers - December 24, 2012
At approximately 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Gary Cherry of Splendora was heading up FM 1010 from Plum Grove. When he approached the intersection of the Loop and FM 1010 he turned right and started up the entrance ramp. Just over halfway up he encountered two vehicles on the side of the road and a Hispanic male on top of a Hispanic female in the middle of the moving lane of traffic. As he got closer he realized the man was actually holding the woman face down to the ground and was stabbing her multiple times.
Cherry, a CHL carrier retrieved his weapon, exited his vehicle and ordered the Hispanic male to the ground. As Cherry was on the phone with 911 he again ordered the male to the ground which he eventually did.
Washington Man May Have Prevented Mass Mall Shooting - December 17, 2012
22 year old Nick Meli may have prevented a mass shooting at Clackamas Town Center when after hearing shoots fired in the mall.
A masked gunman fired three shots before his rifle jammed, enough time for Nick to draw his weapon and confront the suspect before he had time to clear the jam.
After being confronted the would be shooter took cover in a nearby store and took his own life.
Texas Man Saves Woman From Savage Attack - August 28, 2012
A 38 year old woman who was savagely attacked outside an elementary school by her child's father, may have an armed bystander to thank for her life. She had just dropped off her child at Bonham Academy in the 900 block of South St. Mary's Street around 9:30 Tuesday morning when she was confronted by the child's father.
A witness reported seeing the husband repeatedly stab the woman in the neck and upper body.
A passerby who happened to have a concealed handgun license drew his weapon and order the husband to drop the knife. The suspect surrendered to that samaritan and a school district police officer who was also passing by.
Armed Samaritan Saves Police Officer's Life - August 9, 2012
Vic Stacy, 66, was inside his trailer at the Peach House RV Park in Early, Texas, roughly two hours southeast of Abilene, when he heard gunfire. One of his neighbors, Charles Ronald Conner, had shot and killed David Michael House, 58, and Iris Valentini Calaci, 57, allegedly in a dispute over their dogs defecating on his property. Witnesses say Conner shot David House first, then stood over his body and fired a second time. They say he killed Calaci in the same manner.
The first officer on the scene, a sergeant from the Early Police Department, also came under fire.
"I'm just a citizen trying to help an officer out," Stacy told the Brownwood Bulletin. "That's what I was trying to do."
Florida Man Shoots Would Be Robbers - July 18, 2012
Two teens were shot and injured by a 71-year-old central Florida man who refused to stand by while the young men allegedly tried to rob an Internet cafe.
Samuel Williams was sitting in the cafe as two men stormed in brandishing a handgun and baseball bat.
"Don't none of you [expletives] move," one of the teens reportedly yelled at the cafe patrons.
Williams, who was seated at a computer in the corner was filmed on surveillance cameras, is seen standing up and pulling a .380 handgun and firing two shots at one intruder that quickly fled towards the front door. He then began firing at both teens who quickly fled the scene.