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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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Philadelphia FedEx Driver Kills Armed Robber After Being Shot - December 17, 2019

A wounded FedEx delivery driver turned the tables on an armed robber who shot him, killing him during a shootout in Philadelphia, police said.

"Based on the preliminary story that was relayed it appears to be self defense: he was shot first, he fired back," Acting Police Commissioner Christine Coulter said.

The 32-year-old FedEx driver traveled to the 600 block of Unruh Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday to make a delivery. As he walked to the home he was approached by an armed robber who stole items from his FedEx truck, according to investigators. The robber then opened fire, shooting the driver in the abdomen.

The driver, who police said was armed with his own weapon, returned fire, striking the robber several times. The injured robber managed to escape with several stolen items. Meanwhile, the injured delivery driver got into his vehicle and drove away.


Pregnant Woman Fights Off Attack On Her Family With AR-15 - November 4, 2019

A Florida woman who was eight months pregnant and came out wielding an AR15 rifle reportedly saved her husband and pre-teen daughter last week from a pair of violent intruders who'd broken into the family's home; with the gun-toting matriarch fatally striking one of the men, who was later found dead in a nearby ditch.

Jeremy King was at his home in Lithia, 25 miles southeast of Tampa, at 9 p.m. Wednesday night when two armed men, wearing masks and hoods, broke inside.

"As soon as they had got the back door opened, they had a pistol on me and was grabbing my 11-year-old daughter," King told Bay News 9. "I'm telling them, 'I have nothing for you,' and they're like, 'Give me everything you got.' It became real violent, real fast."

King said one of the burglars pistol-whipped him and another kicked him in the head, creating a commotion that attracted the attention of his wife, who walked into the room to see what the noise was; and soon found herself dodging a bullet.

The woman, who was not identified, reportedly retreated and grabbed an AR-15 that was legally inside their house, returning to the room and shooting the intruders, hitting one of them.


California Concealed Carry Holder Saves Abducted Woman - October 7, 2019

A man in Redding, California was legally carrying a firearm when he noticed a woman "in distress" at a gas station… and he did something about it.

Police were reportedly searching an area for a 44 year old man who had assaulted two women and took one captive before driving away with her. When they received reports of a confrontation at a nearby gas station, they responded.

While searching the area, officers got a tip [the bad guy] and the woman had been spotted at the nearby Win-River Mini-Mart and gas station, [Sgt. Todd] Cogle said.

As officers headed to the gas station, calls started coming in reporting a man there pointing a gun at another man, police said. Cogle said it turned out a citizen with a concealed-carry permit pulled his gun on [the guy] because he could tell the woman was there against her will, so [the crook] ran away through some fields.


Georgia man shoots 3 masked teens attempting to rob him - September 17, 2019

A Georgia homeowner shot and killed three masked teens as they approached his residence with their faces covered, authorities said.

The three victims, one 15 years old and two 16 years old, were all from the area but did not live in the specific neighborhood they were in, the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office said.


Texas Woman Defends Herself From 5 Male Robbers With Gun - September 3, 2019

A Houston, Texas, woman used her firearm to defend herself from five male suspects when they attempted to rob her early Tuesday. Now, she says she is in disbelief that she was able to walk away from the incident unharmed, telling a local news station, "I saved my life."

Lachelle Hudgins arrived home around 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday, and as she pulled into her apartment complex, she noticed a group of men lingering together roughly 20 yards away. According to Hudgins, the suspects approached her vehicle,and two of them reached inside her open passenger window, grasping for her purse, as she tried to roll it up.

"I couldn't do anything except scream," Hudgins told KTRK-TV. "At one point, they told me to stop screaming."

But she was, actually, able to do more than just scream. Hudgins reached inside her purse and grabbed her handgun before the suspects could. She fired off the only two rounds in the firearm, striking one of the perpetrators. "It was all I had in the gun," she explained to KTRK. "I shot until I couldn't shoot anymore."


Houston Woman Defends Herself From Five Would-be Robbers - September 3, 2019

A Houston, Texas, woman used her firearm to defend herself from five male suspects when they attempted to rob her early Tuesday. Now, she says she is in disbelief that she was able to walk away from the incident unharmed, telling a local news station, "I saved my life."

"I couldn't do anything except scream," Hudgins told KTRK-TV. "At one point, they told me to stop screaming."

But she was, actually, able to do more than just scream. Hudgins reached inside her purse and grabbed her handgun before the suspects could.


Senior With License To Carry Stops Car Theft, Shoots One - August 14, 2019

A 75-year-old licensed concealed-carry gun owner shot and killed a 14-year-old Chicago boy when a group of teens appeared at his Lake County, Ill., home early Tuesday morning, with the group then taking off in a high-speed chase that ended in Chicago when the stolen car they were driving ran out of gas, Lake County authorities said Tuesday.

By Tuesday night, the group of Chicago teens had been charged with first-degree murder by the Lake County state's attorney's office.

"The teens were charged due to them being in commission of a forcible felony, when the 14-year-old victim was shot and subsequently died as a result of being shot during the commission of a burglary," according to a Tuesday night news release from the Lake County sheriff's office.

An investigation found the six teenagers traveled to Old Mill Creek in a stolen Lexus to commit a burglary, according to the news release. The 75-year-old homeowner went outside to see why there were people near his parked 2011 Audi and yelled at the individuals to leave, but at least one male teen moved toward him with an unknown object in his hand, officials said in the release.

Earlier Tuesday, Lake County sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Chris Covelli said deputies responded to a 911 call in the 17600 block of West Edwards Road in Old Mill Creek about 1:15 a.m. The caller told dispatchers he shot at thieves before they fled, Covelli said.

"The homeowner feared for his life," the Tuesday night release said.

The homeowner fired "several shots" at the subjects, Covelli said, adding that it was possibly more than three shots. A 14-year-old from Chicago was wounded "in the head area" while he was outside the car, according to Covelli. Covelli said "a bowie-style knife" was recovered at the scene of the shooting. The group left the scene in the Lexus.


Illinois Concealed Carry Holder Shoots Man That Attacked Woman - August 13, 2019

A man with a license to a carry a concealed gun shot a suspect accused of shooting a woman in Madison, Illinois.

Police said officers were called to the 1800 block of Edwardsville Road on Aug. 10 around 6 p.m. When they arrived, a 35-year-old woman was found to have been shot in the chest. The suspect, who had also been shot, was found a couple of blocks away and taken into custody.

According to police, the shooting was related to a domestic disturbance. Authorities report the suspect, Sammie L. Roberts, shot the woman following an argument. After the woman was shot, a man who was at the scene and has a concealed carry license returned fire at the 38-year-old suspect and shot him once in the abdomen.

The woman was treated for her gunshot wound and released from the hospital.


Constitutional Carry In Arizona Works 19 Year Old Shoots / Kills Carjacker - July 17, 2019

Phoenix police say a man used deadly force to stop an armed robber from stealing his car on Wednesday morning.

Around 1:30 a.m., police were called to the Circle K convenience store at Baseline Road and 24th Street.

Investigators say a 19-year-old man was sitting in his car at a gas pump with the driver's side door open when a woman reportedly came up to him to cause a distraction.

He then noticed the suspect coming toward him from the back of the car holding a knife.

According to the police, the suspect demanded the 19-year-old's car.

At that point, the victim got out his handgun and fired shots at the carjacker. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The woman, later identified as 28-year-old Viviana Aldrete, ran away. Aldrete was taken into custody Thursday after she was found in a home near 24th Street and Southern Avenue.

Aldrete has been booked on one count of felony murder in the first degree and armed robbery, police said.

The victim went into the convenience store to call the police and waited for them to arrive.


California Woman Defends Herself Against Home Intruder - June 27, 2019

A woman told deputies she was asleep in her Lucerne Valley, California, home overnight Tuesday when she her dog started barking, which woke her up, KTVU-TV reported.

She entered a bedroom where she saw a man hiding, after which she told San Bernardino County Sheriff's deputies she became frightened and yelled at the man that he didn't belong inside her home, the station said.

The homeowner then went to her living room and armed herself with a gun, deputies told KTVU.

Authorities said the intruder approached her, and fearing for her safety, she fired once and hit the suspect, the station reported.

Deputies responded to the residence just before 12:30 a.m. and found the shot suspect, later identified as 32-year-old Shea Manigult, KTVU said. Deputies and emergency medical personnel tried life-saving measures, but the suspect was pronounced dead at the scene, the station reported.


Armed Thug Shot By Citizen He Was Trying To Rob - June 9, 2019

Virginia police are accusing a man of attempting an armed robbery at a convenience store gas pump, a move that sparked a shootout that put the alleged stickup man in a hospital and his underage sidekick in detention.

Media reports say the juvenile surrendered to police in Martinsville on Saturday to face warrants alleging attempted robbery, shooting into an occupied vehicle and other crimes.

Martinsville police say the shootout on June 2 sent alleged gunman Marquis Antonio Waller of Martinsville to the hospital, where the 23 year old is still recovering from a single gunshot. Police say Waller tried to rob a man pumping gas, but the intended victim was also armed and shot the robber.

Police say a juvenile accompanying Waller also pulled a handgun and began shooting.


Ohio Mother Of 5 With Concealed Carry License Shoots Ex-Boyfriend Trying To Break Into Home - June 6, 2019

A woman who police said shot her ex-boyfriend as he was trying to break into her East Price Hill home Thursday morning won't face any charges.

The shooting happened at about 4:30 a.m. at Ring Place. Dante Ruff is accused of breaking into the woman's home through a front window. She shot him in the abdomen, Sgt. Andrew Fusselman said.

First responders transported Ruff to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. He was seriously injured but is expected to be OK.

The woman’s five children were asleep upstairs at the time of the shooting. No one else was hurt.

Fusselman said the homeowner has a protection order against Ruff, and she has a concealed carry license.


Texas Woman Shoots - Kills Home Invader - May 23, 2019

Authorities in Kaufman County are investigating after they say a homeowner shot and killed an intruder.

The Kaufman County Sheriff's Office was called at 9:45 a.m. on Thursday about a burglary in progress in the 8000 block of FM 2757, near Forney.

The woman who called police said she woke up after someone banged on her front door.

She didn't answer the door because she didn't recognize the man or his vehicle.

A short time later, she heard the back door being kicked in.

She then called 911 and locked herself in a closet, staying on the line with the 911 operator.

While in the closet, she was confronted by the intruder. The homeowner defended herself by shooting the suspect.

When deputies arrived on scene, the intruder, who has not yet been identified, was pronounced dead.

The woman was not injured.


Ohio Cell Phone Store Employee Shoots Armed Robber Who Threatened To Kill Him - April 25, 2019

An employee shot a man who tried to rob a Cleveland cellphone store at gunpoint Tuesday in the Union-Miles neighborhood, police said.

Amhad D. Jones, 25, threatened to kill the employee before being shot just before 8 p.m. at a Metro by T-Mobile store on Harvard Avenue at East 93rd Street, according to police reports and court records.

Surveillance video from the store showed Jones point a gun at the employee before being shot, police reports say. The employee, who said he acted in self-defense and has a permit to carry a concealed weapon, is not facing criminal charges, police said Thursday.

The employee and a co-worker each told police officers that Jones came into the store saying he wanted to pay his phone bill. He pulled out a gun seconds later, and told both employees not to move, police reports say.

The employee grabbed his own gun, and Jones threatened to kill him, police reports say. The employee then fired three shots at Jones, who fell to the ground.

The employee walked over to Jones and kicked the gun away from him as he told his co-worker to call 911.


Father Shoots Carjacker That Stole Car With Child Inside - April 22, 2019

A man accused of stealing a car with a 6 year old boy inside in West Palm Beach and crashing it in Lantana early Saturday was shot by the boy's father, deputies said.

Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Teri Barbera said Lamar Thurman, 29, drove away in the car, which was parked in front of a home on Roberts Lane, while the engine was on and the boy was inside as his father was saying goodbye to friends.

The boy's father and friends followed the stolen car while calling 911.

Thurman soon crashed the car on Loquat Tree Drive in Lantana, Barbera said.

As the boy's father and friends tried to rescue the child from the car, Thurman started to drive off again, Barbera said.

That's when the boy's father, armed with a handgun, shot Thurman several times "in an attempt to stop him from fleeing further with his child in the car," Barbera said.


Armed Boyfriend Saves Girlfriend's Daughter From Potential Rapist - April 15, 2019

A 12 year-old girl got the fright of her life when she saw a strange man appear in her bedroom after breaking into her house, and drop his pants. Luckily for her, her mother's boyfriend was armed.

The harrowing story happened in Louisville, Kentucky, on Sunday morning at about 7 in the morning.

"She was really smart," Burton said.

"She hid under the cover, turned her light down, turned her volume down on her phone to text me," she explained. "When she peeked under the cover to see where he was at, she got up and ran away. She went to the back room. And I think that was really brave and smart of her."

Burton and her boyfriend Ali Bracey said they confronted the man and yelled at him to leave their home.

He refused.

"He turned around and growled at me," said Bracey. "And when he growled me, I dunno I attacked him."

Bracey says he hit the man with a broom and punched him, and yelled to Burton to "get something."

"Next thing I know, he got shot!" he said.


Tennessee Concealed Carry Holder Shoots And Detains Man Who Shot Wife - February 13, 2019

Sheriff Jeff Cassidy told News Channel 11 a woman is dead after a shooting at a dentist office in Colonial Heights and the suspect is in the hospital.

According to Sheriff Cassidy, the husband went into the dentist office and shot his wife. The sheriff says a bystander, with a carry permit, shot the suspect and held him until authorities arrived.

The wife died from her injuries at a nearby hospital.

The sheriff says the suspect, whose name has not been released at this time, went into the office with the intentions of killing his wife.


Family Dollar Customer Shoots And Kills Armed Robber In Atlanta - January 29, 2019

A customer shot and killed an armed robber inside a DeKalb County dollar store Tuesday morning, police said.

DeKalb County police spokesman Sgt. J.D. Spencer said police responded to the shooting at the Family Dollar in the 7000 block of Covington Highway near Lithonia.

Investigators learned that a man had walked into the store and pulled a gun on two employees, Channel 2 Action News reported.

While an employee was handing over money, the customer shot the man, killing him.

Four or five customers were in the store at the time.

The shooter has not been identified and is not expected to be charged, the news station reported.


Homeowner Kills Three During Home Invasion - January 19, 2019

A home invasion in East Houston early Saturday turned fatal when the homeowner opened fire on the intruders, killing three suspects and injuring another, according to police.

The homeowner, who was not injured in the incident, told authorities he’d been acting in self-defense when he reached for his gun and shot at the four men as they forced their way inside his home around 1 a.m., KHOU reported.

When police arrived on the scene, they found one of the alleged suspects dead outside the front of the home while the remaining suspects fled the from scene immediately following the gunfire.

Authorities said that of the four people shot, one of them died on the scene while another two died at the hospital. A fourth was in surgery later Saturday morning.


Chicago Woman Shoots At Would Be Attacker - January 19, 2019

A man in Hyde Park was in for a surprise when the woman he was trying to rob pulled out a gun and fired.

Just before 6:30 p.m. Saturday near 56th and Dorchester, Chicago police say the woman took out the gun and shot at the man.

Police say she has a valid concealed carry license.

The suspect drove off in a dark-colored SUV.

No one was hurt.


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