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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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.
Georgia Man Stops Gunman That Had Killed Two - June 1, 2015
A customer of a Rockdale County Georgia liquor store said he opened fire on a gunman who shot and killed a store owner and another customer.
"I heard gunfire and I hit the floor," said Todd Scott.
Police said Jeffrey Scott Pitts, 36, became disgruntled when the owner of the Magnet Package Store in Conyers refused to sell him liquor.
Police said Pitts left the liquor store, but later returned and opened fire on the owner and customers.
"I assumed that this man was not going to stop, so I came up," said Scott.
Scott was carrying a weapon and fired a shot at Pitts. He said he is not sure whether Pitts was struck.
Man Stops Three Armed Robbers With Gun, Shoots All Of Them - May 31, 2015
An investigation is underway after a shooting killed one person and injured two others, and the man who fired the gunshots won't face charges.
Aurora Police Chief Nick Metz said all three were shot in a 10-by-6 foot space between two doors late Friday night. According to police, two men helping a third move into a condo were stopped by three other younger men who attempted to rob them at gunpoint.
"He produced a handgun and pointed it at the three movers demanding that they give them their money".
Metz said two of the movers were about to hand over their money, but a third mover had his own gun and used it.
Florida Cab Driver Shoots And Kills One Of Two Would Be Robbers - May 30, 2015
Sebastian, Florida police are investigating an incident in which a would be robber was shot and killed by a cab driver that two males were attempting to rob early Saturday morning.
According to the department, two males, ages 34 and 36, hailed a cab. After they got in the cab, one of the passengers held a knife to the man and attempted to rob him.
But the cab driver fought back, retrieving a gun and shooting the subject. Police say both passengers fled the scene following the shooting.
Burglary Stopped By Senior Citizen In Florida, One Dead, One Injured - May 18, 2015
One burglar was killed and another hospitalized after a 77-year-old homeowner shot at them at a home in southwest Miami Dade Monday, officials said.
The burglars had entered the house and shots were fired around 1 p.m. One burglar was shot in the chest and pronounced dead at the scene. The other burglar was also shot in the chest and was taken to Kendall Regional Hospital where he was in critical condition.
PA Neighbor Saves Woman Held Hostage For 20 Hours - May 15, 2015
Police say Henry Yancey held his ex-girlfriend hostage for more than 20 hours. He allegedly physically assaulted her throughout the night, threatened to kill her and stabbed her in the leg.
Friday morning she tried to make her escape, but Yancy, who was naked at the time, caught her and continued to assault her near the 1000 block of Lexington Avenue.
That's when another neighbor, Henry Oppenheim, saw what was going on and sprung into action.
"So I quickly ran into my room grabbed my gun and went out to defend her," said Oppenheim â€œI said let her go. And then he finally did it."
Oppenheim has a concealed carry permit and says he brings his gun almost everywhere he goes.
Oklahoma Wife Stops Home Invasion With Gun - May 13, 2015
A woman was waiting at home alone for her husband to arrive. The home invader attempted to break in. That's when the woman grabbed her gun and shot him.
The suspect was injured and unconscious when police arrived on scene.
Police said the initial investigation suggests the shooting was legal under Oklahoma statutes.
Armed Citizen Rescues Rookie Police Officer - May 7, 2015
New information is coming out regarding the rookie Oklahoma City police officer who was beaten by a suspect with his own baton following a burglary on the northwest side of the metro.
An armed witness may have been the only thing that kept that officer from a more serious beating, or worse.
It happened just after 2 p.m. Tuesday in the 2800 block of W. Park Pl. Rookie Officer Adam Eller and field training officer Sgt. Michael Lambert were responding to the burglary call.
The two suspects in the burglary, Tremaine and Jermaine Williams, are twin brothers. Police say Tremaine was already gone when they arrived, but Jermaine was there and when he saw the officers he took off on foot.
According to a report, that's when a witness nearby charged up with his weapon drawn and told Jermaine he would shoot him if he did not stop hitting Eller. That heroic witness has not been identified.
Armed Firefigther Stops Potential Massacre - May 6, 2015
Firefighters said Chad Barker pulled up to the crowded fire station parking lot full of children and firefighters, got out of his car, and began firing in the air and at his vehicle. They say he also pointed the firearm at individual firefighters for lengthy periods of time.
"I came out of the office, saw the man with the gun, told everybody to leave out the back quickly that there was a man in the parking lot with a gun, and I was not kidding," said Gary Knoll, a firefighter for New Holland.
Knoll said he and another firefighter who have concealed weapons permits pulled their guns on the gunman.
Illinois CCW Holder Stops Robbery - May 4, 2015
A Streamwood 18 year old accused of trying to rob a man by saying he had a gun was arrested after the man pulled a gun on him.
Prosecutors say the intended victim has a valid concealed carry permit.
He is accused of entering a backyard on the 1400 block of Laurel Oaks Drive Sunday with his face covered by a shirt and claiming he had a weapon.
He didn't but the homeowner did.
Utah CCW Holder Stops Carjacking - May 2, 2015
A 27-year-old man was fatally wounded in the parking lot of an Orem Utah grocery store Saturday morning when he was shot by a man attempting to stop him from carjacking a woman's SUV.
Capt. Ned Jackson of the Orem Police Department said the man who shot the would be carjacker had a weapon and a concealed weapons permit. He had stopped at the store to purchase food en route to a planned target shooting outing.
According to the citizen's statement, the suspect started to walk to the back of the car and lunged at him trying to grab the gun. The citizen shoots one round, shoots the suspect in the chest. The shooting occurred about 11:20 a.m.
Mugging Victim Opens Fire On Muggers - April 22, 2015
Two men are on the loose and a third suspect is in the hospital after an alleged robbery victim fought back.
A woman was approached by three men as she returned home from work in the 3300 block of W. 34th Street around 1 a.m. Friday. The men tried to rob her, but the woman fought back.
"I just heard them saying 'Shut up, be quiet, don't say anything' and the one here had a weapon," said the victim, Crystal.
She confronted the men with her own personal protection from the front seat of her SUV.
One of Crystal's bullets struck one of her three attackers.
Texas Grandmother Stops Robber With Her Gun - April 21, 2015
A Fort Worth grandmother thwarted her would be robber Monday when she pulled a pistol from her purse and scared her assailant away.
Jewell Turner, 74 was waiting in her minivan outside of her doctor's office, near the corner of West Magnolia Avenue and 6th Avenue in the city's Near South Side, when a man tapped on the glass of her driver's side window.
The man said, "I don't want to hurt you, but I want your money. And I will hurt you if I have to".
The widow first thought to pull out the pocket knife she always keeps with her for personal protection. Instead, Turner remembered that earlier that very day she felt the need to bring her small pistol along with her.
Chicago Taxi Driver Stops Mass Shooting With Handgun - April 20, 2015
A group of people had been walking in front of the driver around 11:50 p.m. in the 2900 block of North Milwaukee Avenue when Everardo Custodio, 22, began firing into the crowd.
The driver pulled out a handgun and fired six shots at Custodio, hitting him several times, according to court records. Responding officers found Custodio lying on the ground, bleeding, Quinn said. No other injuries were reported.
Chicago Uber Driver Stops Mass Shooting - April 20, 2015
Authorities say no charges will be filed against an Uber driver who shot and wounded a gunman who opened fire on a crowd of people in Logan Square over the weekend.
The driver had a concealed carry permit and acted in the defense of himself and others, Assistant State's Attorney Barry Quinn said in court Sunday.
A group of people had been walking in front of the driver around 11:50 p.m. Friday in the 2900 block of North Milwaukee Avenue when Everardo Custodio, 22, began firing into the crowd, Quinn said.
The driver pulled out a handgun and fired six shots at Custodio, hitting him several times.
Armed Wisconsin Man Ends Neigborhood Crime Wave - April 8, 2015
A crime rampage in Madison by two men, one of whom allegedly held a gun to the head of a 90-year-old woman during a home invasion, ended when an armed homeowner confronted the duo in his garage, police said Wednesday.
One of the men fled and was quickly captured by police, while the other was disarmed and held at gunpoint by the homeowner until officers arrived, according to a Madison Police Department incident report.
Texas Man Stops Armed Home Invasion With Handgun - April 7, 2015
A man grabbed his gun and opened fire on suspects during a shootout early Tuesday morning when they kicked in the door at his home in northeast Harris County. The attempted home invasion happened about 4:10 a.m. in the 14100 block of Merry Meadow near Woodbend.
Officers said the family was asleep when two men kicked in the front door and started shooting. A resident on the couch woke up, grabbed his handgun and fired back firing about 10 shots toward the intruders.
The suspects backed away, climbed into a getaway car driven by a third suspect. The resident ran after them and the shootout continued as the suspects sped off.
Nebraska Business Owner With Gun Stops Brutal Stabbing - April 7, 2015
According to the Buffalo County Sheriff's Office, a call came in around 1 p.m. reporting the stabbing, which was first witnessed by a local store owner.
Lucuas Gerdes, the owner of Odessa Furniture, was on his way back from lunch when he drove upon an altercation between two men taking place in front of his store location on Odessa Road.
He immediately ran into his store to grab duct tape and a firearm to assist Quintana against the suspect.
Georgia Concealed Carry Holder Stops Carjacking - April 5, 2015
A Georgia man with a concealed-carry license is being hailed as a hero after preventing an attempted carjacking and possibly saving a woman's life at the Fast Track Car Wash in Smyrna, Georgia, on Friday afternoon.
When a teenager tried to steal a woman's car, she jumped on the hood to try and stop him from driving away. Witnesses say that prompted the alleged thief to speed up.
A gun-toting bystander saw the chaos unfolding and drew his weapon, shooting the thief in the shoulder.
The armed bystander, a Smyrna city employee, held the alleged carjacker at gunpoint until police arrived.
Citizen Holds Knife Weilding Suspect At Gunpoint Until Police Arrive - March 23, 2015
A civilian risked his own life to save a man from being attacked by a suspect with a knife in Salt Lake City.
"I was just in my car on North Temple, I saw a guy pull a knife on another guy, a fight ensued, the guy with the knife was swinging it several times at the unarmed person," said Nick, the civilian, who declined to give his last name.
Nick, a retired police officer, decided to step in, and pull his gun on the suspect. "I told him to lay down on the ground and he stayed there," said Nick.