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 PA Citizen Saves Cop From Mob Of Teens - February 10, 2016
Police are crediting a vigilant gun owner with saving the life of an Upper Darby cop Friday after he saw the officer being attacked and surrounded by a large group of teens.
"There were 40 kids. If it wasn't for the good Samaritan stepping forward, he'd have been dead meat," Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said. "There's no doubt they would have attacked him."
About 3 p.m. every weekday, from six to eight township police officers patrol the area near Upper Darby High School in Upper Darby Township, Delaware County as nearly 4,000 kids pour out of the building on Lansdowne Avenue near School Lane.
Most kids and most days are good, Chitwood said, Friday was not.
Texas Gun CArrying Vet Saves Deputy Sheriffs Life - January 28, 2016
Not thinking about his own life, a local Marine veteran jumped into action and stopped a man from reaching a Bastrop deputy's gun as the suspect pummeled the officer during a struggle earlier this month.
"Freeze!" Scott Perkins yelled as he pulled out his concealed handgun, pointing at the suspect.
"I'm alive today because of him," the deputy, 23 year old Dylan Dorris said Wednesday, reflecting on the events surrounding a disturbance call outside a Bastrop County gas station Jan. 16. "There are no words to explain it. Heâ€™s such an outstanding citizen. Heâ€™s here for our country, our community and you really feel the love."
Perkins' actions caused the suspect to leave Dorris and flee, before he was detained and taken into custody by another deputy and Dorris shortly after.
Alabama Man Shoots And Kills Armed Robber - January 18, 2016
Mobile Police say a robbery suspect was shot and killed at Twin Oaks Apartments on Old Shell Road Monday night. According to MPD Spokesperson Charlette Solis, a man was unloading groceries from his car around 8 pm, when a man with a gun walked up to him. The victim says the man took his wallet. It was then the victim managed to grab his own pistol, in a jacket pocket. The victim shot the gun, while still in his pocket, and hit the suspect in the chest. The suspect ran across the parking lot.
Ohio Woamn Shoots And Kills One Of Three Armed Home Invaders - December 28, 2015
A home invasion turns deadly when the homeowner takes the safety of her family into her own hands.
One of three home invasion suspect was shot and killed during the incident, and has been identified by the Montgomery County Coroner's Office as Azikiwe Presley, 29, of Dayton.
Trotwood Police were called to a home at the dead end of Atlas Road around 6:00 Monday morning.
Police tell FOX 45 three masked men armed with firearms forcibly entered and attempted to rob the homeowner.
Porter said the homeowner called 9-1-1.
"I got my gun and I started shooting and they ran," the female caller told dispatchers. "They all three had guns, I'm confused ... they must not have had bullets because after I pulled the trigger they just took off, instead of firing back. I don't know if I hit one or not, I don't see blood anywhere."
TN Woman Shoots Man Accused Of Domestic Assault - December 10, 2015
A man received treatment for a gunshot wound to the arm and is in custody after he allegedly strangled, kicked and hit the mother of his children Thursday.
Kevin Lamar Wilson, 29, was booked into the Hamilton County Jail, according to a release from the Chattanooga Police Department. His charges and bond information were not immediately available.
The woman told authorities her and Wilson got into a verbal argument that escalated when Wilson began to allegedly kick, hit and strangle her. The release said the female showed visible signs of an assault.
The female, fearing for her life, grabbed a firearm and shot Wilson in the arm, the release said. Wilson then drove himself to a local hospital where he received treatment and was taken into police custody.
Woman Shoots And Kills Would Be Craigslist Robber - November 26, 2015
Authorities say a man trying to rob a couple who thought they were going to buy a car off Craigslist has been shot and killed.
Investigators say the would-be robbers pulled out a gun and demanded money when they met the couple at an Aiken gas station where they planned to buy a car listed on the Internet site.
Deputies say while the gun was pointed at the man, his girlfriend pulled her own weapon and shot at the robbers.
Two Employess Shoot Armed Robbers In Reading PA Market - November 1, 2015
According to Reading police, officers were dispatched to a market located at 11th and Greenwich streets in Reading, PA shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday for the report of a shooting. When police arrived on scene, they found two males suffering from gunshot wounds. Police say one male died at the scene and the other male died a short time later at Reading Hospital.
According to witnesses and video evidence, Reading police say it looks as though three masked males entered the market. One male was armed with a pistol, which he fired inside the market, and another male could be seen pointing a stun gun at one of the employees. Police do not know if the third male was armed. At the time of the incident, police say there were two market employees in the store and at least one customer. According to Reading police, sometime during the robbery both employees pulled out their own guns and fired several shots at the masked males, striking two of the three men.
Customer With Concealed Carry License Shoots And Kills Armed Robber In Chicago - November 1, 2015
A robbery was thwarted at a Southwest Side corner store Saturday night when a patron with a concealed carry license shot and killed an armed robber, authorities said.
Citing preliminary information, police said a man walked into a store in the 2700 block of West 51st Street in the Gage Park neighborhood around 7 p.m., announced a robbery to an employee working behind the counter and displayed a handgun.
Another employee came from the back of the store and the gunman pointed his weapon at her, police said. He then made her go to the back of the store, which also serves as a currency exchange.
After that, a customer who was also inside the business pulled out a gun and opened fire at the robber, killing him, police said. The robber was believed to be in his 40s, police said.
Florida Dominos Driver Shoots On Of Two Armed Robbers - October 27, 2015
Police say a Domino's delivery driver was delivering pizzas near Timothy's Landing off 103rd street when he was approached by two armed man, demanding money.
The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said the deliveryman grabbed his own gun and shot one of the suspects.
"This is a clear case of self-defense this person was working and was approached by two armed men," said Ken Jefferson.
Jefferson says as long as the pizza deliveryman had a permit for that gun he used, he was in his rights to carry that weapon.
"He protected himself with the weapon he had," said Jefferson.
Detroit Pastor Pulls Gun And Opens Fire On Attacker In Middle of Church Service - October 19, 2015
Detroit police say the pastor of a storefront church shot and killed a man who tried to attack him with a brick during a service.
Assistant Detroit Police Chief Steve Dolunt tells the Detroit News and Detroit Free Press the shooting happened Sunday afternoon just after the start of a service at the City of God church.
Dolunt says the man and the pastor had prior 'issues.' He says the man was threatening the pastor with a brick when the pastor pulled out his Glock pistol and shot him four or five times times. The man died a short time later at a hospital.
Two Would Be Robbers Shot By Victim In Michigan - October 6, 2015
Two people were shot Tuesday night in Urbandale after they attempted to rob a father and son looking for a car to buy.
"This was a Craigslist deal gone bad," said Battle Creek Police Chief Jim Blocker. "They were some folks from Grand Rapids who were looking for a car and were jumped by three attackers."
During the attack the son pulled a revolver and fired shots, hitting two of the attackers in the chest, Blocker said.
All three of the attackers fled. Police found one on North Broadway Boulevard and the second on Woodlawn Avenue. Both had suffered gunshot wounds to the chest. They were taken by ambulance to Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo.
PA Concealed Carry Holder Stops Carjacking - October 5, 2015
Mike Sharma, owner of Quick & EZ Stop, Plymouth called Rob Ragukus 'the best man' on Monday night after he held an alleged would-be carjacker at gunpoint until the police came. 'He saved all of us,' he said.
Sharma said that as he was waiting on Katherine DeLuca, a black male came inside the store, 'huffing and puffing,' and he asked him if he was okay.
When DeLuca left the store and got in her car, a gold Chevy Malibu, the male followed her, attempted to get into the vehicle and told her to get out, she said. DeLuca would have none of it.
"I wasn't getting out of the car," she said. 'No way.'
She said that when she refused, the suspect start yelling, "She's trying to kill me," and then ran across U.S. Route 11.
At that point, it was reported by bystanders that the suspect stopped a white Saturn attempting to drag the driver out of the car, which had two children in the back of it.
Elderly Man Shoots Robber That Pointed Gun At His Wife - September 22, 2015
A 76 year old man shot a robbery suspect in the head critically injuring him inside his Eastside home early Monday evening.
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers were dispatched to the 700 block of N. Bosart Avenue around 4:45 p.m. on a report of a person shot. When officers arrived at the location, they found a man, later identified as 27 year old Anthony Talley, suffering from several gunshot wounds, including one to the head.
Early reports from police indicated a woman shot Talley, but in a statement released by the department Monday night, police said it was the woman's husband that had fired his weapon.
Police said Talley was attempting to rob the 75-year-old woman inside her rental office. When the suspect pointed a gun at the woman, her husband, who Talley didn't see, appeared from the back of the house.
Store Owner Pulls Gun And Stops Armed Robbery - September 14, 2015
A would-be thief at a Lehigh Acres grocery store was caught off guard when the owner pulled out a gun and chased the suspect away.
Owner Pierre Phurcien said it was his first time being robbed, and when he realized what was happening he made a split-second decision that ultimately saved his life.
"I saw a guy with the mask, and I was thinking it was a kid playing. Because sometimes kids do foolish things. I say don't play games. That's no good," he said.
But he soon realized, as he got ready to close his store just after 6 p.m. Sunday, that it wasn't a kid. And it wasn't a game.
"He came right here, and he pulled a gun and said give me the money," Phurcien said. "Then I pulled my gun, and I asked him what kind of money, then he starts to run away."
One Of Four Home Invaders Shot And Killed By Homeowner - September 13, 2015
Police have arrested three men and one woman in connection to a home invasion robbery in Pembroke Pines Florida that claimed the life of a man who was the suspects' accomplice.
Police said the male subjects stormed into a unit at the Arium Resort Apartments early Friday. Investigators said a resident who witnessed the attack fired a gun and struck one of the suspects, who then fell down a flight of stairs.
Armed Man Stopped By Concealed Carry Holder In Philadelphia - July 25, 2015
A man with a license to carry a concealed gun returned fire on a younger man who shot at him in Philadelphia's Tioga section late Thursday, leaving the teenager in critical condition Friday, police said.
About 11:30 p.m. Thursday, the 19 year old man fired at the 25-year-old man on the 1400 block of Lenox Street, according to Officer Christine O'Brien, a police spokeswoman.
The 19 year old, who appeared to be intoxicated, had ordered the man to leave his block before shooting, police said. The older man, who has a concealed weapons permit, responded by firing his own gun. The pair exchanged shots before the younger man fled.
Two Suspects Shot In Attempted Houston Robbery - July 13, 2015
According to the Houston Police Department, as the getaway driver waited outside, three masked men stormed the Super K store off Beechnut and pistol whipped a clerk. The owner's brother was on dinner break near the cooler and saw the robbery unfold, so he grabbed his gun and opened fire, striking two suspects.
"Another guy, holding the door, hold a gun to me so I shoot them," said Dien Tu, the man who fired his gun.
Concealed Carry Holder Stops Shooting In Chicago - July 7, 2015
A Gresham man fired on a group of people leaving a party, only to be shot himself by one of the victims, a military service member with a concealed carry permit, authorities said.
One of the victims had noticed a cup of liquor on top of her vehicle and asked attendees of a party next door who it belonged to.
When she removed it the shooter approached her, shouting obscenities and threatening her and her friends, according to her and court records.
Denzel A. Mickiel, 22, went into the residence, returned with a gun and began firing at the group, she said.
As Mickiel fired at the victims' vehicle, the military member retrieved his gun and took cover near the vehicle's front fender, according to Hain. Two unidentified people also shot at the group, she said.
Dallas Texas Robber Chooses Wrong Victim - June 22, 2015
A suspect is dead after an attempted robbery turned into a shootout in front of a Dallas restaurant late Sunday night.
Witnesses told police that two people were leaving the restaurant and heading toward their vehicle after when they were approached by a man. The suspect asked the people for a lighter, but then pulled a mask over his face and a gun out from his waistband.
The robbery victim was able to get his own gun out from his car, and the situation resulted in a gun battle, with several shots being fired in the restaurant's parking lot. Both individuals were struck during the shooting.
The suspect, identified as a 28 year old black male, was taken to Medical City Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The victim, a 30 year old black male, was taken to a different hospital in stable condition.
Texas Woman Shoots Knife Wielding Robber - June 5, 2015
A woman was "cool as a cucumber" Friday evening when she opened fire at a man who tried to rob her at a gas station in northeast Harris County, sheriff's deputies said. The woman, in her mid-30s, pulled into an Exxon station about 6 p.m. along FM 2100 and Saddle Creek Farms Drive.
She was in the driver's seat when a man suddenly got into the passenger side. He pulled out a knife and demanded her cash, Harris County sheriff's deputies said.
The woman agreed and reached over to her purse. But instead of money, she pulled out a pistol.
"She shoots him one time in the left shoulder," Deputy Thomas Gilliland said.