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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Philadelphia Concealed Carrier Stops Barbershop Shooting Saving 8-10 Lives - March 22, 2015
A legal gun carrier likely saved several lives, including those of children, after another man pulled a gun and began shooting at a Philadelphia barber on Sunday, police said.
Warren Edwards was involved in an argument at Falah Barbershop at around 3 p.m. When a barber at the told Edwards to 'chill out,' he pulled a gun and began shooting.
A customer who had just walked into the barbershop pulled out his own gun and shot Edwards several times, hitting him in the chest. Edwards died on the way to the hospital.
Joplin MO Houseguest With Gun Stops Home Invasion, Kills One - March 17, 2015
The suspect killed in a home invasion Monday in Joplin was shot in self-defense by a guest staying at the address, police said.
Michael P. Dean, 32, of rural Joplin, was shot and killed in the early morning break-in at 1616 W. Fourth St. Authorities say Dean and three other men entered the home of Austin Kitchingham illegally and Dean was shot by a guest whose name has yet to be released.
"It was an invited guest who acted in self-defense," police said. "We still can't relinquish that person's name. But they are considered a victim (in the home invasion)."
Wife Of Newport News Police Officer Shoots Burglar - March 12, 2015
A Newport News mother shot a man who was trying to break into her home late Wednesday night.
Officers said they received a call about a burglary in progress in the 100 block of Grace Drive around 10:36 p.m. When officers were traveling to the residence, they were notified there had been a shooting at the home.
The woman who fired the shot said it all played out while she was on the phone with 911 dispatchers.
"I mean, he was coming at me, and I think he was yelling, but you know, it's one of those things were it was so fast, I don't know, but all I knew is he was coming at me and I knew if he got past me, my daughter was in the back room," said the woman.
West Virginia Pharmacist Shoots Armed Robber - February 18, 2015
Kanawha County deputies said a robbery suspect shot by a Pinch pharmacist has died from his injuries.
The robbery occurred about 9:45 a.m. Wednesday at the Good Pharmacy on North Pinch Road, according to a news release. Deputies said a masked male suspect entered the pharmacy and pointed a firearm at the staff. The pharmacist on duty pulled his own firearm that he was carrying concealed and fired the weapon at the suspect. The suspect was struck and fell onto the pharmacy floor. Staff at the pharmacy then began to perform lifesaving measures on the suspect.
82 Year Old Woman Defends Herself From Three Robbers With Gun - February 18, 2015
Annabelle Williams, who just turned 82 yesterday, says she was in bed sleeping when she heard glass shattering in another bedroom. Startled, she thought a tree branch had broken the window but she then heard voices. That's when she grabbed her gun.
"I feared for my life, but I wasn't ready to die," she recalled. "I started praying and I asked the Lord to guide my hands" Williams says as she heard the footsteps of the intruders getting closer to her bedroom, she reached into her nightstand and and shot in the direction of their shadows. She struck two of the three intruders, one made it out but was later picked up by police. The other two lay dead in her living room.
Texas Woman Shoots Sex Offender During Home Invasion - February 11, 2015
A woman shot a convicted sex offender who was attempting to forcefully enter her home early Tuesday morning, according to Van Zandt County Sheriff's Office. The woman called 911 about 4:30 a.m., and deputies responded to her home on Texas State Highway 19 north of Canton.
Upon arrival, deputies found Christopher Ray Foster, 37, of Edgewood, was dead. Investigators determined that Foster was in the process of forcing entry into a side door of the home when the homeowner fatally shot him.
Georgia Woman Shot 3 Times Returns Fire And Lives - February 2, 2015
Authorities are looking for two suspects following a shooting Monday morning at a home near Lake Lanier northeast of Cumming.
According to the Sheriff's Office, a woman was shot three times, including at least once in the stomach, after she encountered the suspects robbing her house and exchanged gunfire with them.
"From what the investigation has revealed, she was awakened from noise and either came out or they went into her bedroom," Rainwater said. "She either had a gun with her or retrieved a gun and shot back."
Georgia Concealed Carry Holder Shoots And Kills Armed Robber - January 30, 2015
Two men attempting to sell a dog over the internet were involved in a fatal shooting in DeKalb County overnight. The shooting happened early Friday, when a breeder his friend drove to Fairforest Drive with an English bulldog to sell to the man who answered their online ad.
The 40 year old buyer produced a gun, intending to rob the sellers. The breeder's friend pulled out a gun of his own and shot the buyer, killing him. The sellers called 911 after the shooting.
Female College Student Fends Off Burglars WIth Her Gun - January 27, 2015
A UCF student pulled a handgun and fought off burglars that forced their way into her Village of Alafaya Club apartment on Tuesday.
At approximately 4:51 p.m. Tuesday night, two black males in their early 20's forced their way into the apartment of two UCF students, male and female, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office.
According to deputies, one of the suspects held a handgun to the male victim's head and ordered him to the ground. The female victim then ran into her bedroom and got her handgun.
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.