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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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.
11 Year Old Girl Shoots Man Attacking Her Mother - September 24, 2014
An 11 year old girl was called a hero by neighbors Wednesday after she used a handgun to shoot a man who was attacking her mother.
About 4 a.m. Tuesday, Oklahoma City police were called to a home at 3308 SE 89 and found Brandy Moreno, who said she was stabbed by her ex-boyfriend, Leo Henry.
Police said Henry broke into the house and began to attack Moreno until her daughter, Jayda Milsap, 11, shot Henry twice with a handgun. Henry tried to flee from the home after being shot and was found down the street, police said.
Wife Stops Attack On Her Husband By 5 Or 6 Men With Gun - September 9, 2014
Police are still looking for the men who they said threatened a youth football league coach with a gun and then began beating him after a dispute over playing time. The coach's wife pulled out a gun and fired it in the air to scare the men away.
A woman came to the park Monday night and began yelling at the coach, prompting the 'team mom' to step in and urge her to calm down, Burris said. The woman left and police were called to the park. They interviewed witnesses and left.
About 20 minutes after the police left, Burris said, a group of men walked up to the field in the park and asked which coach had talked to their relative. When they found out, they confronted him.
One of the men lifted his shirt to display a handgun tucked into the waist of his pants. Moments later, five or six other men began beating up the 37-year-old coach. One of the men used a set of brass knuckles.
Seeing the attack, the coach's wife pulled out a gun and fired a warning shot into the air. The coach broke free of his attackers and went to his car for a second gun, which he pointed at various people in the crowd. The attackers had all fled the park by the time officers arrived.
Omaha Homeowner Shoots And Kills Burglar - September 8, 2014
An Omaha man who was home with his 4-year-old daughter fatally shot a burglar Monday morning.
Officers arrived to find Darrell W. Miller lying on the porch with a gunshot wound. Miller was transported to the Creighton University Medical Center, where he died.
Miller, who had an outstanding warrant for his arrest, is the second intruder to be shot and killed by a homeowner during a burglary attempt this year.
Homeowner Shoots One Of Two Home Invaders - September 3, 2014
Nicolas Porcayo, 18; and Brandon Mendez, 19, came to the home in the 7300 block of Oakwood Lane in unincorporated Crystal Lake early Tuesday and demanded to speak to the residents, according to a statement from the McHenry County sheriff's office.
They kicked down a locked door, and the homeownerâ€”who was armed with a firearm demanded they leave, according to the statement. The men refused to leave, and the homeowner shot Mendez in the abdomen.
Burglar Offers To Mow Homeowners Lawn After Being Fired On - September 3, 2014
Joseph Cihak awoke to go to the bathroom at 4:30 a.m. when he heard noises in his Westwood Terrace North home. Police said Cihak, who armed himself, walked into his living room to find Bryan Remley, 25, going through Cihak's belongings. Cihak said he was armed because his home had been broken into on August 28.
Cihak said when Remley saw him, he started to run in his direction. Officials said Cihak fired two shots, missing the intruder. Cihak's gun jammed and he ran to get a second gun.
Remley then ran towards the kitchen to try to get out of the house, but he was unable to escape, police said. When Cihak got to the kitchen, he found Remley lying on the floor.
Remley asked Cihak to let him go, saying he would come back and mow the lawn.
CCW Holder Shots One Of Four Would Be Robbers - September 2, 2014
Police said a group of people attempted to rob another group of people near South Second Street and National Avenue early Monday morning. Investigators said one of the would-be victims produced a gun and shot one of the would-be robbers.
Lt. Mark Stanmeyer said the shooting victim was a 15-year-old boy that he called "a known gang member" who had a lengthy arrest record including armed robbery and auto theft.
Female Homeowner Holds Burglar At Gunpoint - September 2, 2014
A woman woke up in the middle of the night to find a stranger hiding inside her home. Instead of letting him get away, Barb Hayley, 52, cornered him with her dog and her husband's firearm.
Officers sent to the home met with Hayley, who said she woke up to go to the restroom, when her dog ran out of her bedroom barking.
After hearing a loud crashing sound from her bedroom, the woman said she took her husband's gun and found an unknown person hiding in her closet.
She said she threatened to shoot him if he moved before police arrived.
Omaha Woman Holds Intruder At Bay Until Police Arrive - September 2, 2014
Barbara Haley, a 52-year-old Omaha woman, packing a .45-caliber semiautomatic handgun, held off a would-be thief who had worked his way into her home near 70th and Farnam Streets early Tuesday by admonishing him to stay in her bedroom closet until police arrived.
I told him: "I will blow your expletive) head off," Haley said. I said: "I WILL shoot you."
Jody Kudlacz, 24, was taken into custody shortly after 3 a.m. Police said he was booked on suspicion of burglary.
Dairy Queen Employee Shoots And Kills Armed Robber - August 28, 2014
The man went to the Dairy Queen's window with a gun and demanded money. The cashier gave him money and ducked behind the counter. The man then asked for more money. That's when a different restaurant employee, "in fear of his own life," fired at the robber.
The man was struck at least once and died after being transported to University of New Mexico Hospital.
Gun Owner Stops AR-15 Weilding Robber - August 23, 2014
Tim Jackson was in the GameStop in the Eisenhower Crossing Shopping Center on Thursday during an armed robbery. He tells us he went in to GameStop to buy a $6 Star Wars video game for his son.
Jackson says the man, Britton, walked in, "as cool as a cucumber," saying he was waiting to check out.
Then Jackson heard, "Get on the ground or I'm going to start shooting."
Carolina Homeowner Shoots And Kills Burglar That Assaulted Family - August 22, 2014
A burglary in Mechanicsville has left one suspect dead and several victims injured, according to Sheriff Wayne Byrd with the Darlington County Sheriff's Office.
Byrd said two men broke into the home and physically assaulted two women and struck an 11-year-old boy in the head with a gun.
He said the homeowner was in a back room asleep and woke up to all the commotion.
"He was at the back of the residence, came out fired several shots at the intruders, and they fled the scene."
73 Year Old Woman Shoots Burglar Through Door - August 21, 2014
A 73 year old woman shot through a door and wounded suspected burglar as he approached her bedroom.
Police spokesman Jake Smith said Thursday that the woman called 911 when she heard glass breaking at her back door and fired through her bedroom door when she saw a flashlight shining on the other side.
Husband And Wife Take Out Armed Home Invader - August 15, 2014
According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, the man, 21-year-old Marquise Trevel Yates, broke into a home on Seabrook Cove Road, off Arlington Expressway, about 6:30 a.m. and threatened the homeowner, 50-year-old Foster Coker, at gunpoint.
Coker retrieved his personal firearm and exchanged gunfire with Yates. Coker's wife, Pam, also fired her personal handgun at Yates, who died at the scene.
Florida Armed Victim Returns Fire At Gang Member, Killing Him - August 7, 2014
An armed Lakeland man killed a 14-year-old gang member in a shootout Wednesday evening after both drew guns and opened fire, according to the Lakeland Police Department.
Virgis Canteen, 43, had accused Davion Smith of burglarizing his apartment last month, records show. At 7:49 p.m., Smith and two unidentified companions began taunting Canteen in the courtyard outside his Oregon Avenue apartment before the teen drew an handgun, a witness told police.
Canteen also had a handgun and, according to Canteen, the teen began shooting at him first, striking him several times in the "upper extremities," police spokesman Sgt. Gary Gross said in a report.Canteen said he returned fire, striking the teen "numerous times."
Connecticut Store Clerk Shoots Kills Armed Robber - August 6, 2014
A New Haven convenience store owner shot and killed a man suspected of trying to rob his store and another store owned by his brother at gunpoint on the same night, police said.
According to police, the owner of Congress Mini Market at 750 Congress Avenue called 911 to report that a man armed with a rifle had tried to rob him Tuesday night.
While detectives were interviewing him, the store owner's brother called to say he had just shot a man who tried to rob his store, Nino's Mini Market at 659 Washington Avenue, according to police.
Alabama Woman Pretends To Get Credit Card, Pulls Gun Instead - August 3, 2014
The woman pretended to adhere to the intruder's demands by going to get her debit card from her purse, but, unbeknownst to the suspect, that wasn't the only thing she was going to retrieve. The woman pulled out her card as well as a gun and shot the man in the hand. The wounded suspect managed to flee the scene before police could arrive, and he has yet to be captured.