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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North Carolina Kills Armed Robber During Home Invasion - May 14, 2014
The homeowner was outside his house around 9 p.m. when Darlanski Sherrill, 22, forced him inside at gunpoint and pistol-whipped him, Charlotte Observer reports. During the struggle, the homeowner was able to get his hands on his own gun and a firefight broke out.
The homeowner fired at Sherrill and hit him at least once. Sherrill returned fire as he ran out of the house. At least five shots were fired in total.
North Carolina Homeowner Stops Home Invasion With AR-15 - May 12, 2014
A Henderson homeowner defended himself against a home invasion Monday morning, shooting an intruder who kicked in his door.
Someone kicked in the door, a Haith grabbed the AR-15 rifle he keeps under his bed.
"I crouched down, grabbed the firearm and was walking up the hallway," he said. "As soon as I poked my head around the corner I saw a tall male standing there with a gun."
Detroit Grandmother Wins Gunfight With Armed Robbers - May 10, 2014
Detroit grandmother of four Paris Ainsworth, 51, saw her two male attackers approach her vehicle as she arrived home from work Saturday. While still in her car, she pocketed her handgun.
The criminals tried to tell her not to pull out her weapon, and began shooting at her. She was shot four times, but courageously delivered eight thug-stopping .45 caliber rounds to drive off her injured attackers.
Detroit Woman Shoots Two Robbers After Being Shot 4 Times - May 6, 2014
Paris Ainsworth easily could have been killed. Her attackers shot her four times, but she had eight bullets for them.
"If I wouldn't have had my gun I would be dead today," she said.
It was late Saturday night when she arrived home after working a double shift. She saw two men moving closer to her as she was about to get out of her car. Before she got out, she put her .45 caliber handgun in her pocket.
Dallas Texas Woman Shoots And Kills Knife Weilding Attacker - May 3, 2014
Dallas police say a woman is cooperating with detectives after she shot and killed a man as he stabbed her around 7:30 p.m. Friday at 400 S. St. Augustine Dr.
On Friday evening, Martin was sitting in her car, talking to an unidentified female resident. Police say the two began arguing, which prompted the woman's husband, 52-year-old Louis Rodriguez, to come over.
Police say Rodriguez joined the 'fight' between his wife and Martin.
Feeling uneasy, Martin placed a handgun on her lap that was inside her purse, and remained inside her vehicle.
It was then that Rodriguez pulled a knife out and began stabbing Martin.
In self-defense, Martin fired her handgun several times at Rodriguez, ultimately killing him.
Female Detroit Homeowner Stops Home Invasion - May 2, 2014
An attempted home invasion early Tuesday morning in Detroit was thwarted by a 50-year-old homeowner who shot the suspect as he tried to enter her home through a back window.
The woman warned the man several times that she was armed, but he did not heed to her warnings. And as he started to crawl through the window, she opened fire.
Man Stops Purse Snatching, Holds Criminals At Gun Point - April 30, 2014
When a young mother became the victim of an attempted purse snatching in a mall parking lot Tuesday, an unidentified armed citizen stepped in. He not only stopped the would-be thieves, what he did next was even better: he bought candy for his scared kids and drove way.
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Texas Man Kills Home Intruder With 357 MAG - April 20, 2014
It was shortly before 5 o'clock Sunday morning when a Houston, Texas couple was startled from sleep by the sound of their front door being rattled. The homeowner grabbed his .357 Magnum and his wife called 911.
Houston police say the 56-year-old husband feared for his life and shot the intruder twice in the abdomen.
Buffalo Pizza Delivery Man Stops Armed Robbery - April 15, 2014
In the front hallway of the house, one of the robbers, who wore a mask and had a brown hoodie pulled over his face, hit the deliveryman on the head with a hammer, according to police.
The masked man also displayed what appeared to be a gun, police said.
But then, the deliveryman told investigators, he pulled out his own handgun and fired a shot, striking the masked man. The rest of the gang scattered.
Tuscaloosa Man Hold Home Invaded At Gun Point Until Police Arive - April 13, 2014
The suspect demanded the man and his wife give him their valuables. The homeowner got into a struggle with him while his wife ran to a neighbors house and called police.
The homeowner told officers he then attempted to get away from the home invader by running into the house. The man forced his way into the house before the homeowner could secure the door.
Once inside the intruder continued to demand the homeowner's valuables, but left without taking anything. The homeowner retrieved his handgun and chased down the intruder, holding him at gunpoint until police arrived.
Detroit Homeowner Opens Fire On Two Home Invaders - April 9, 2014
Detroit police Sgt. Michael Woody says the two 19-year-old suspects, a male and a female, broke into the home on the 19000 block of Asbury Park just before 6 a.m. Woody says the 47-year-old homeowner fired several shots with a rifle, striking both suspects after they broke a window and tried to get in.
The male was transported to a local hospital and pronounced dead, Woody says. The female suspect was struck in the leg, transported and listed in critical condition.
Williamsport Pa Man Justified In 2013 Shooting - April 7, 2014
The district attorney in Lycoming County now says a homeowner was justified when he shot and killed another man last year.
Florida Family Shoots And Kills Burglar - April 7, 2014
A family in Winter Haven shot and killed a burglary suspect, according to the Winter Haven Police report.
Officers responded to the burglary call around 6:50 a.m. Monday. When they arrived to 4219 Lake Marianna Drive they found the burglary suspect, identified as 40-year-old Mitchell Large, dead in the residence.
Alabama Woman Stops Armed Home Invasion, Kills One - April 4, 2014
According to Autauga County Chief Deputy Joe Sedinger, Smith was armed with a knife when he tried to break into the home on County Road 81. Sedinger said the female homeowner feared for her safety, and for that of her niece, when she fired several shots at the intruder.
"He knocked on the door and tried to gain entrance by saying he needed help that he was broke down," Sedinger explained. "When she came to the door, he pushed the door open. She said when he came in her house with the knife, she shot him."
Intruder Fatally Shot By Homeowner In Montana - March 17, 2014
Ravalli County Sheriff Chris Hoffman says a Missoula man was shot and killed early Monday morning as he was attempting to burglarizing a home northwest of Corvallis.
Hoffman says that the resident was awakened by noises around his home shortly before 4 a.m., and when he went to investigate, he found the subject climbing through a window he had just broken.
Home Invasion / Robbery Stopped By Armed Homeowner - February 28, 2014
The investigation revealed that two male residents were watching television when two unknown subject knocked on the door.
One of the residents looked through a window and saw two subjects, one of whom was wearing a ski mask. The two residents retreated to a back bedroom. The two suspects reportedly 'kicked open' the front door and entered the living room and fired two shots from a handgun at the residents. One of the residents returned one shot from a handgun towards the suspects. The suspects fled the area on foot running west bound on Stubbs Ave. No one was injured during the incident.
Homeowner Stops Burglary With Gun - February 26, 2014
A Monroe man is in jail on burglary charges after investigators say a homeowner with a gun in hand caught the suspect in the act.
Union County Sheriff's deputies arrested Jesse Keith Tuesday morning in a Unionville neighborhood after they said one of the victims called 911 after spotting Keith rifling through his car in a detached garage.
Detroit Homeowner Shoots & Kills Armed Intruder - February 22, 2014
A Detroit woman surprises an armed robbery suspect in her home. He pointed a gun at her head, but the woman was armed. Bullets started flying and the suspected ended up dead.
Mail Shoots / Kills Dog That Was Attacking Woman - February 22, 2014
Cincinnati police officers said the victim was attacked by the dog after it broke free from its chain in a backyard.
A mail carrier tried to get the dog off as it began biting the victim, officers said.
According to investigators, as the mail carrier was struggling to get the dog off the woman, another man, who was walking down the street at the time, pulled out a gun and shot and killed the dog.
Burglar Shot In Groin By Homeowner - February 19, 2014
Officers charged David R. Miles Jr, 30, of Dyersburg, with aggravated burglary after he was found by officers with a single gunshot wound to his groin on Hull Street. Police said Miles was shot by a resident of the apartment complex while he was allegedly breaking in through their window.
Officers said their investigation revealed that Miles had pending domestic assault charges on his record. Investigators said he had a previous relationship with one of the occupants that was living in the apartment complex.