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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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.
Philadelphia Lyft driver with license to carry shoots armed suspects during carjacking, police say - January 4, 2022
Philadelphia ended 2021 with a record-breaking 562 homicides.
A Philadelphia Lyft driver with a license to carry a firearm shot two suspects who carjacked him on Monday afternoon as last year's record-breaking violence in the city continues to spill over into the new year.
The 38-year-old ride-share driver was rear-ended by another vehicle just after 2:40 p.m. in the 1100 block of North 40th Street, Philadelphia police told Fox News.
Woman Shoots Armed Robber After Attack In Her Driveway - December 12, 2021
A woman shot and killed a robbery suspect in a Mission Bend neighborhood early Sunday morning, deputies said.
According to the Harris County Sheriff's Office, the woman was approached by three men who attempted to rob her around 4:30 a.m. in her driveway in the 5500 block of Fair Elm Court.
The woman pulled out a pistol and shot one of the men, deputies said.
The woman's boyfriend was inside the house when the shots were fired. He ran outside and chased after the two other suspects, deputies said.
At some point during the chase, the boyfriend also fired his weapon, according to investigators.
69 Year Old Chicago Man With Carry Permit Fends Off Three Robbers - March 10, 2021
A 69 year old concealed carry permit holder defended himself from three men reportedly attempting to rob him in Chicago, leaving one of them shot.
Three men approached the 69 year old victim late Tuesday night and demanded he hand over his belongings, Chicago police say. But the man, who is a licensed concealed carry holder, pulled out his gun and fired a shot at one of the suspects, striking him in the knee.
All three suspects fled the scene in a red Ford Fusion before crashing the vehicle and fleeing on foot. All three suspects were taken into police custody and hospitalized shortly after.
The incident is still under investigation.
Concealed Carrier Stops Two Armed Robbers At Car Wash - January 26, 2021
A 30-year-old man was the victim of an armed robbery attempt at a car wash. Two suspects approached the man with a gun; one was just 16-years-old. The victim was also armed and ended up exchanging fire with the suspects. Apparently, only the 16-year-old was hit. He was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The other suspect fled on foot and is still being sought.
The victim was released after investigators consulted with the county prosecutor’s office.
This is such a terrible waste but it was the result of some very bad decisions. It also illustrates how dangerous even younger teenagers can be when making bad decisions.
This is yet another case of someone drawing on a gun that was already out. That is always a risky move but then so is counting on the mercy of an armed robber. That risk can be mitigated some if there is some way to cover or disguise your draw or if there is cover close enough to get to quickly, very quickly.
The report said that gunfire was exchanged but the number of shots fired was not mentioned so perhaps cover was involved or maybe that young man simply wasn't at all skilled with a handgun. However, it went down it was a tragedy. It's also a reminder that we don't get to pick the time or place of an attack and that we should be armed as often as it is legal to do so and not forget to expect the unexpected.
Armed Citizen Assists Stabbing Victim, Holds Suspect For Police - January 17, 2021
An unnamed citizen is being heralded for efforts in assisting a stabbing victim and holding a suspect at bay until police arrived.
According to Kerrvillle Police Department Public Information Officer Sgt. Jonathan Lamb, officers were dispatched to a fast-food restaurant located in the 200 block of Sidney Baker South at 8:15 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 15 after receiving a call that a physical altercation had taken place and one of the individuals was in possession of a knife.
"Upon arrival, officers learned that Patrick Patton and Christopher Saldana had been involved in a physical altercation inside of the restaurant," Lamb said. “Most of the patrons fled the scene when the altercation ensued. One citizen stayed on scene and tried to break up the altercation. While breaking up the altercation, Patton brandished a knife and began to stab Saldana.”
Lamb said the citizen is a concealed carry holder and retreated to his vehicle to obtain a pistol after observing the knife held by Patton.
"The citizen then came back into the restaurant and kept Patton at gun point until officers arrived on scene," Lamb said.
Two Of Four Home Invaders Killed By Homeowner, Others Wounded - December 9, 2020
St. Tammany sheriff's deputies are investigating a double homicide in Lacombe in which two of four of the armed intruders were killed. The homeowner's four-year-old daughter was also struck by a bullet in the crossfire.
It is a tight-knit community here on Palmer Drive where everyone is either related or has known each other for years and many are stunned by what happened here on Tuesday.
Police say four armed intruders entered the home at the end of Palmer Drive at around 10 a.m. and all four wound up being shot by the homeowner leaving two of them are dead.
The St. Tammany Coroner's office has identified the deceased as 25-year-old Renard Causey Jr. and 21-year-old Justin Hill, of Hammond. The homeowner's four-year-old daughter was also apparently struck in the crossfire.
A relative tells us that the homeowner may have been pistol-whipped before he fired at the intruders. Neighbors say they waited 24 hours to learn about the shooting.
"“It was late morning and we heard patrol cars, one after another and detective cars and then there would be ambulances. There were several dozen emergency vehicles involved," said Shannon Bordelon of Bayou Adventure in Lacombe.
Family members say they are relieved that the four-year-old girl in the home was operated on and is expected to be okay. The St. Tammany sheriff's office says they didn't want to put out information sooner, because they say they did not want to impede the investigation, which is ongoing.