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.
Know of a story where a gun owner protects themselves or others? Please use our contact form to send us a link to the story.
Armed Citizen Stops Robbery At Arbys In Utah - January 25, 2015
Shortly before noon, a woman with a knife arrived at the Arby's at 1141 W. Highway 40 and allegedly demanded money. During the robbery, a man arrived at the Arby's, then went back to his vehicle, returned with a handgun and confronted the woman.
Officers arrived and detained both of them, but "immediately determined" that the man had detained the woman and was not a criminal.
Second Defensive Shooting In New Jersey In One Week - January 16, 2015
For the second time this week, someone working at a city business fired a weapon in self defense against armed robbery suspects.
Shortly before 8:30 p.m. Thursday two men burst into a variety story in the 400 block of Central Avenue, Newark, with one man ordering customers onto the floor and threatening to shoot if the owner did not give them money. One of the suspects, 23-year-old Durell Hearn, was wielding an AK-47 pistol and fired a warning shot.
The owner of the business, who was behind the counter, reached for a handgun she keeps in the store and fired a number of rounds at Hearn and the other man, Arthur Price, 50.
Armed Customer Stop Houston Texas Robbery - January 12, 2015
A customer is being called a hero after pulling a gun on two armed robbery suspects at a Houston restaurant.
Koy Sam and his wife were closing at the time and two customers were finishing their meals when two men walked in with guns.
One of them forced the couple to the ground while the other went for the register.
He never made it because a customer confronted him with a gun.
Robber Killed After Pulling Gun To Steal Sneakers - December 22, 2014
Miami Township Ohio Police are confirming the shooting that left a juvenile male dead Saturday started over an attempted robbery of athletic shoes.
According to police, three juvenile males from Middletown approached two adult males outside the Dayton Mall around 10:00 a.m. Saturday. They say one of the juveniles produced a gun and demanded merchandise from the adult males. Police say one of the males, who had a valid concealed carry weapon permit, pulled out a gun of his own and shot the teen who had the gun. That teen, identified as Jawaad Jabbar, 16, died from a single gunshot wound.
Husband With Shotgun Saves Wife From Home Invader - December 9, 2014
A woman who just finished walking her dog in Avondale this morning was attacked when a man apparently followed her home and forced his way inside.
Birmingham police spokesman Lt. Sean Edwards said the woman was walking her dog in the 3800 block of Fifth Avenue South.
When she finished and opened the door to her apartment, the assailant forced his way in behind her. He pushed her down and covered her mouth with his hand to keep her from screaming.
The husband was in the bedroom asleep, and heard his wife yelling. He rushed out to the living room, and the two men got into a fight.
Man Holds Burglar At Gun Point Until Police Arrive - December 8, 2014
A burglary suspect at the Columbia Gorge Airport was held face-down on the ground at gunpoint until law enforcement arrived at the scene.
The caller to 911 reported hearing the glass breaking downstairs, so he had called for a neighbor to come by, as well.
That neighbor, Darren Lacock, responded to the scene and confronted the suspect with a gun, according to deputies.
Lacock held the suspect, identified as 25-year-old Christopher Wirshup, at gunpoint until law enforcement officers arrived.
6 Shot During Armed Robbery Attempt - December 3, 2014
The woman shot in an attempted robbery at a south St. Louis bar has died, and two of the suspects accused in her shooting are now facing charges.
The two suspects and a third man who is still on the run, allegedly stormed into the Pooh's Corner Bar on Virginia Ave. in south city late Tuesday night.
Police say they entered the bar wearing bandanas on their faces, in single file. Wade allegedly fired a shot into the air and announced a robbery. The bar's owner says one of the men then pointed a gun at the 63-year-old woman's head and pulled the trigger.
It was then that one of the bar's customers, a 65-year-old former St. Louis police officer, pulled a gun of his own and started shooting.
Wife Shoots Husband That Tried To Run Down Family - November 22, 2014
An eastern New Orleans man fatally shot by his wife was wounded after attempting to strike his family with his truck during a domestic dispute.
According to police, Swanson and his wife were arguing and the man refused to let the woman leave. She told police that as she and her children moved to get into her car, Swanson "tried to hit them with his truck." She told police she pulled a gun and fired at her husband in self defense.
Home Invader Shot By Homeowner - November 19, 2014
Police say a suspect in a brutal and terrifying home invasion was shot by the homeowner, and he was carried off by his fellow intruders. Then his body was dumped more than 20 miles away.
In a bizarre story with suspects still on the loose, police say they received 'frantic' calls from a homeowner around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 11000 block of Briar Road Southwest in Lakewood. The man told police that he and his wife had just been robbed, and he shot one of the suspects.
Mom Defends Son With Licensed Gun - November 11, 2014
A mother and her 13-year-old son were at the corner store in their neighborhood when police say two men approached them and opened fire, shooting her son in both feet. That's when the mom pulled out her licensed gun and shot back.
Store Clerk With Gun Fends Off Robber With Knife - November 5, 2014
A store clerk said she feared for her life when she fired a shot at a steak knife-wielding masked man attempting to rob the store before he ran out Monday night, she told Lancaster police.
"I fired one shot at him and I missed him," the City Center Drive Thru clerk said, sounding scared and breathless during the 911 call.
The clerk described the masked man as about 5 feet 7 inches tall with a medium build, wearing black sweatpants and a gray hooded sweatshirt with a mask that also seemed to be made out of sweatshirt material with two eye holes cut out. She said it looked like the man was wearing sunglasses under the mask.
Tennessee Homeowner Kills Armed Masked Intruder - November 4, 2014
Gary Jonathan McCormick told police that he was sitting in his Antioch living room watching television this morning, with his wife asleep on the couch, just before a masked man entered whom he said he shot and killed in self-defense.
McCormick, 34, told Nashville police he opened fire on the man when the intruder directed his demands for money and other belongings toward McCormick's wife.
Nashville Homeowner Shoots And Kills Masked Intruder - November 4, 2014
A homeowner opened fire on an armed masked intruder in Antioch Tuesday morning, ultimately killing the man in the 5700 block of Longbranch off Terragon Trail.
The homeowner reported to police he was watching TV in his living room while his wife was asleep on the couch when the gunman entered through an unlocked screen door.
The gunman, whose face was masked by a bandana, demanded money and other belongings.
Tenant Shoots And Kills Burglar - November 3, 2014
A Colorado Springs homeowner said the tenant living in her rental home in the 2900 block of W. Colorado Avenue shot and killed a man trying to burglarize the home.
Colorado Springs police report officers received a call just after midnight about a burglary in progress with shots fired. When officers arrived, they found a man with a gunshot wound. He later died at the hospital.
"She said she just heard some crashing, and got up and saw that this guy was climbing through her window," said homeowner Linda Orist of her tenant.
Robbery Suspect Shot And Killed By Elderly Husband - October 29, 2014
A man was shot and killed Tuesday night while he was attempting to rob an elderly couple outside a Northwest Dallas grocery store.
The man approached a man and a woman as they walked out of a grocery store and snatched a gold necklace from the woman's neck. The incident occurred around 7:15 p.m. at the Aldi in the 3000 block of Forest Lane near Webb Chapel Road.
The man knocked the woman to the ground and tried to rob her. The woman's husband, 71-year-old Ronnie Lummus, pulled out a handgun and fired several shots at the man as he was attempting to flee in his car. The man got in his car but died before fleeing, police said.
Two Female Burglars Shot By Homeowner - October 29, 2014
Two women suspected of attempting to burglarize a house in the Walden on Lake Houston subdivision were shot by the homeowner after they reportedly broke into his residence Wednesday afternoon.
The homeowner, who was not identified, called law enforcement to report that two females were throwing rocks at his windows in an attempt to break in.
The suspects were able to break the glass near the front of the residence and reach into the house to unlock the door. At that point, the homeowner responded with a shotgun.
KFC Employee Returns Gunfire, Suspect In Critical Condition - October 27, 2014
A robbery in progress at KFC on 20th Street in Ensley was stopped by a quick thinking employee who took matters into his own hands.
Around 6:30 Sunday night, two men walked into KFC in Ensley and they were armed. At the time, there were no customers inside the fast food restaurant but it was filled with employees. One of those employees was forced into action.
"He wanted to flee for cover. So in the process of fleeing he was shot and after he was shot he grabbed his weapon and returned fire,
" Lt. Sean Edwards with the Birmingham Police Department described.
Pennsylvania Lawmaker Stops Robbery With Concealed Carry Firearm - October 15, 2014
A Pennsylvania state lawmaker who got into a shootout with a 15-year-old boy who was trying to rob him near the Capitol said Wednesday the experience proves the value of packing a gun.
State Rep. Marty Flynn, a former prison guard who is licensed to carry a handgun, said he believes he probably would have been killed if he had not used the Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 380 pistol that he conceals in a belt holster worn on the small of his back.
Flynn said he put his hands up but Bizzarro was going through his pockets, attracting the attention of the teenager, who was about 8 feet away. While the youth trained his weapon at Bizzarro, Flynn drew his pistol. Flynn said he fired twice after the youth fired the first shot. Harrisburg police said the first two shots were "almost simultaneous."
Michigan CC Holder Stops Rape Of Neighbor Holds Rapist For Police - October 10, 2014
The mother of a woman who told police she was attacked inside an east-side home said she is thankful for neighbors who rushed to her daughter's aid, including a man who held the alleged attacker at gunpoint then chased him down and helped hold him until police arrived.
Jessica Abels, who lives near the spot on Cronk Avenue near Illinois Avenue where the woman was found walking bloodied and naked, said she looked out the window when she heard a woman screaming for help around 2 p.m. Sept. 26.
Several area residents offered the 21-year-old woman clothing and comfort while a man who holds a valid concealed pistols license ordered the suspect out of the house at gunpoint, according to Flint police.
Son Fires On Three Home Invaders, Killing One And Saving His Family - October 3, 2014
A man opened fire on a group of home invaders inside his family's northwest Harris County Texas home early Friday. One of the suspects died at the scene while the other two fled in a getaway vehicle. It all happened around 4:30 a.m. in the 23000 block of Botkins Road in the Hockley area.
Family members told deputies that their mother was in the kitchen cooking breakfast with three young granddaughters when the armed men broke in. The woman's adult son heard the commotion from his bedroom and grabbed his gun.
" ... and when he heard 'please don't hurt the girls,' that's when he took action," deputies said.