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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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.
Gas Station Clerk Shoots Robber Twice - August 1, 2014
"He started shaking the gun at me telling me to give him the other till which we don't keep there anymore because we got robbed at the same store on June 25th at 2:40 in the afternoon. So that's why we had a weapon there. He got upset because there wasn't another till, so he said give me that green bag over there.
"I got my gun. I hit the silent alarm. I exchanged fire. I didn't realize I shot 6 times in less than 2 seconds," says Williams.
Indianapolis Homeowner Stops Burglars - July 27, 2014
Three men break in to a home and end up coming face to face with the person living there.
At some point, police say gunfire was traded and one of the bad guys was killed. The two other guys took off after the gunfire erupted inside the home in the 3100 block of N. College Ave.
PA Doctor Stops Hospital Shooter - July 24, 2014
Dr. Lee Silverman, a psychiatrist, was grazed in the temple during the gunfight in his office with patient Richard Plotts, according to District Attorney Jack Whelan.
"When the caseworker was shot, (Silverman) crouched down behind the desk to avoid him being shot," Whelan said. "He was able to reach for his weapon, and realizing it was a life or death situation, was able to engage the defendant in the exchange of gunfire."
A struggle ensued and spilled out into the hallway, Whelan said. Another doctor and a caseworker jumped in to help Silverman and secure Plotts' weapon, he said.
PA Homeowner Stops Two Home Invaders With Shotgun - July 22, 2014
Channel 11 reported that the victim opened fire on the two men accused of breaking into his home, killing one and critically injuring the other.Detectives said the men demanded the victim's belongings, but instead he pulled out a shotgun and opened fire.
Investigators said one of the men tried to run away after he was shot, but fell as he was trying to flee.
Homeowner Stops Robbery By Three Teens, Shoots One - July 22, 2014
Three teens are under arrest and a fourth is in the hospital after a resident fought back during an attempted robbery.
Police say the teens tried to rob a resident inside the Laurel Park Apartments on Highway 85 around 3 a.m.
The victim shot one of the teens and the other three ran off. The resident called police, who tracked down all four, taking three into custody and sending one to the hospital.
Employee Stops Man With Gun Threating Him By Pulling A Shotgun - July 18, 2014
Authorities claim the man had entered the store about two hours prior to his arrest, but was kicked out of after an employee allegedly caught him attempting to steal merchandise.
As the employee kicked him out, the man allegedly told the employee that he would return to the store with a gun and shoot the employee in the head.
Beamon allegedly returned to the store and pulled a handgun on the store employees, according to the affidavit.However, the man fled the store after a store employee pulled a shotgun from under the counter and racked it.
Florida Armed Driver Stops Stabbing - July 16, 2014
A group of good Samaritans stopped a suspect who was stabbing an elderly man at a bus stop Wednesday morning, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office.
A good Samaritan who was driving by the bus stop witnessed the stabbing, pulled his gun out of his car and held the suspect at gunpoint, deputies said.