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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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Legally Armed Chicago Man Returns Fire On Carjackers - May 31, 2023

A legally armed concealed carry holder in Chicago turned the table on a pair of armed suspected carjackers who were left in handcuffs after the botched crime, police say.

Police arrested and charged 21-year-old Anton Cheeks and 18-year-old Travell Quadir Deal on Sunday evening after the pair allegedly tried to steal a car from a 24-year-old victim near the Ford City Mall.

Before 7 p.m. on Sunday, the victim was approached by two suspects, with one of the suspects producing a handgun and firing it, according to ABC 7. Unbeknownst to the alleged attempted carjackers, the 24-year-old victim has a valid Firearm Owner's Identification Card (FOIC) and concealed carry license, and produced his own firearm and returned fire on the suspects.

Armed Georgia homeowner catches intruder in the act, shoots him dead as neighbors cook breakfast - March 26, 2023

A Georgia homeowner fatally shot a would-be intruder trying to break into his house - and a neighbor called police after the gunshots interrupted her breakfast, police said.

Detroit armed robber shot in chest by concealed carry permit holder after threatening to kill friend: police - March 19, 2023

Police in Detroit, Michigan, say that they responded to a call of gunshots last month and found a victim with his hands raised over his head who told them he had a concealed pistol license, Fox 2 Detroit reported.

2 men shot, killed by resident during burglary, police say - March 18, 2023

The Garland Police Department (GPD) said officers responded at approximately 2:30 a.m. Saturday to a burglary in progress call where shots were fired at the Woodlands at the Preserve, which is located in the 4300 block of North Garland Avenue.

Florida police chief hopes reminder to criminals on armed homeowners will deter crime - January 31, 2023

Florida Police Chief Gregory Goreck issues a warning to burglars after a homeowner shoots an intruder.

Three armed customers stop panty-clad robbery suspect wielding gun, police say - January 11, 2023

ELLIJAY, Ga. - A couple is being held in the Gilmer County Adult Center without bond after an attempted robbery that onlookers can only describe as ‘bizarre'. One of the suspects used a pair of panties as a face mask to conceal his identity.

Customer shoots and kills armed robber at Houston restaurant - January 7, 2023

The shooting unfolded inside of Ranchito Taqueria around 11:30 p.m. Thursday when a masked suspect walked in the front door, pointed a gun at customers and demanded their money and wallets, Houston Police Department said.

Disturbing footage of the incident shows terrified customers hiding under tables as the robber, dressed in all black, marched around and grabbed their belongings, which some had flung on the floor.

Detroit Tow Truck Driver With Concealed Carry Permit Stops Armed Robber - December 27, 2022

An armed robber targeted a tow truck driver, apparently unaware that the tow truck driver had a concealed carry permit and was ready to fight back.

The tow truck driver shot and killed the suspect who tried to rob him on Detroit's east side on Monday.

The fatal altercation occurred in the area of 7 Mile and Kelly around 9:35 a.m on Monday.

The truck driver was meeting with the suspect to buy a junk car when he was ambushed.

Detroit police told Fox News Digital that they responded to an armed robbery and found one person shot.

Armed Amazon employee stops shooter who opened fire at Arizona facility: 'good Samaritan' - December 16, 2022

An armed Arizona man is being credited as a "Good Samaritan" by police after he shot an active shooter in an Amazon facility parking lot likely preventing further bloodshed.

Police in Chandler, Arizona say that 29-year-old Jacob Murphy pulled into the employee parking lot of an Amazon facility on Wednesday morning and opened fire after jumping out of his car," KSAZ-TV reported.

Woman With Concealed Carry Permit Stops Carjacking In Chicago - November 27, 2022

A 23-year-old woman with a concealed-carry permit defended herself against four armed men who attempted to carjack her last week on the South Side of Chicago.

The woman, who remains unidentified, was sitting in her car in the Calumet Heights neighborhood just after 2 a.m. on Wednesday near 89th Street and Kenwood Avenue when four men spilled out of a black sedan, according to a local CBS affiliate.

When one of the men attempted to open her car door while brandishing a gun, the woman shot the would-be carjacker in the head before running away from the car.

One of the other men reportedly shot her in the left arm, and she was later taken to Advocate Trinity Hospital in fair condition.

No charges for Ohio homeowner who fatally shot daughter's ex-boyfriend in chilling doorbell camera video - August 30, 2022

Doorbell camera video shows the moments an Ohio homeowner apparently shot his daughter's 22-year-old ex-boyfriend to death as he allegedly was trying to bust down the front door more than a year post-breakup.

A grand jury recently decided not to indict Mitchell Duckro with any crimes in connection to the deadly shooting of 22-year-old James Rayl through the door of Duckro's home in Sidney, Ohio.

Texas robbery victim shoots and kills suspect who pulled gun on him - August 22, 2022

A robbery suspect was shot and killed in the early hours of Friday morning at an apartment complex in San Antonio after pulling a gun on the would-be victim, according to local media reports.

Indiana shopping mall shooter shot dead by armed 'good Samaritan,' police say - July 17, 2022

At least four people, including the shooter, are dead and others are injured following a shooting at a shopping mall in the suburbs of Indianapolis, according to local reports.

Greenwood Chief James Ison said "a good Samaritan with a handgun" at the scene killed the shooter. He said two others were wounded and are being treated in area hospitals.

The shooter has only been described as an adult male. Police said he had a long rifle and several magazines of ammunition.

Man Stopping For Bathroom Break Stops Armed Robber - July 17, 2022

Police say a 26 year old man was on a "violent crime spree" targeting multiple gas stations in St. Charles, Mo., early Saturday morning when a customer taking a bathroom break at a third station shot and killed him.

The St. Charles Police Department said they were already investigating an armed robbery at one gas station and a burglary at another when they received reports of shots fired at a third: a Quik Trip location roughly 22 miles outside St. Louis.

"Police Officers arrived to discover the suspect had been shot by a citizen during the armed robbery. The suspect was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased," St. Charles police said in a Facebook post.

West Virginia Woman Stops Mass Shooting At Graduation Party - May 26, 2022

Police said a woman who was lawfully carrying a pistol shot and killed a man who began shooting at a crowd of people Wednesday night in Charleston.

Dennis Butler was killed after allegedly shooting at dozens of people attending a graduation party Wednesday near the Vista View Apartment complex. No injuries were reported from those at the party.

Armed Kansas School Resource Officer Stop School Shooter - March 4, 2022

An armed school resource officer shot and wounded an alleged school shooter, and the officer himself was shot and wounded, at Kansas’s Olathe East High School on Friday morning.

An administrator, a school resource officer, and a student; the alleged shooter, were injured in the incident, which occurred around 11 a.m., the Kansas City Star reported.

"A student shot and wounded an administrator and a school resource officer Friday at a suburban Kansas City high school, and the student also was wounded when the officer returned fire," KDSK pointed out.

"Police said it was that school resource officer who shot the suspect," KMBC noted.

The school administrator and resource officer were both in "stable condition," as of 2:30 p.m. local time, KSHB observed.

Sanilac County man shoots home invasion suspect, police say - January 16, 2022

FORESTVILLE, MI - A home invasion suspect is in police custody after a homeowner managed to shoot the alleged perpetrator during the attack, according to a news release from the Sanilac County Sheriff's Office.

At roughly 4:50 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, Sanilac County Central Dispatch received a call about a man who had been shot in the Village of Forestville, according to the release. Dispatchers learned a Forestville resident had been stabbed during a home invasion, but was able to obtain a firearm and shoot the suspect, according to the release.

Washington would-be armed robbery victim shoots suspect after being shot in the arm, police say - January 13, 2022

A Washington state man who was shot in the arm during an attempted robbery Tuesday night turned the tables on his attacker when he drew his own gun and fatally shot the suspect, authorities said.

The incident unfolded in Auburn, located about 27 miles south of Seattle, just after 9 p.m. when the victim walked out of a business in a strip mall, Auburn police said.

Philadelphia license-to-carry health care worker shoots armed assailant during carjacking, police say - January 12, 2022

A Philadelphia health care worker, who is licensed to carry a firearm, fought back against an armed assailant Monday night, shooting him multiple times during an attempted carjacking, authorities said.

The incident happened just before midnight in the 1700 block of Folsom Street, Philadelphia police said.

Shoe Sale Turns Into robbery, Concealed Carry Holder Shoots Robber - January 5, 2022

A concealed carry holder shot back at an 18-year-old man who shot him in the shoulder during a sale meet-up in Humboldt Park, police said.

Around 8:44 p.m., in the 900 block of North Lawndale, a 28 year old man met with the 18 year old to buy a pair of shoes.

During the sale, the 18-year-old asked to see the money before handing over the shoes. The victim then reached in his pocket, when the 18 year old drew his gun, and shot the 28 year old in the shoulder, police said.

The victim, who is a concealed carry license holder, grabbed his gun and fired back at the 18 year old, before attempting to flee the scene in his car. While attempting to flee, the victim crashed into an unoccupied parked car, police said.

The 18 year old was apprehended by police, and sustained a gunshot wound to the hand, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition.

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