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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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Louisiana Woman Stops Purse Snatch With Gun Without Firing A Shot - February 11, 2014

Lafayette Parish sheriff's deputies say Vincent Campbell walked to the victim's car while she was sitting in it, opened the door, and grabbed her purse from the floorboard.

Deputies say the victim then pulled a handgun and ordered Campbell to drop the purse. Campbell allegedly complied after being demanded several times to leave the purse alone.

Store Owners Shoots One Of Three Armed Robbers - February 10, 2014

The owner of a Rocky Mount convenience store shot and wounded one of three men suspected of trying to rob the store Sunday night, according to Rocky Mount police.

Three men entered Mix Mart at 1522 S. Church St. about 9 p.m. police said. Two of the men were armed with handguns while the third suspect attempted to rob the 43-year-old man, but the store owner pulled a handgun and the two groups fired multiple shots at one another, police said. The three suspects then fled the scene.

Houston Store Clerk Stops Robbery, Shoots Robber - February 9, 2014

A store clerk in northwest Houston fought back after he was targeted by a would-be robber.

It happened around 8pm at the Stop and Gone convenience store on Antoine near West Little York. Police tell us the suspect tried to hold up the store but the clerk was armed and shot at the man several times.

Hayward California Man Kills Intruder, Wounds 2nd Suspect - February 9, 2014

A man suspected of taking part in a home-invasion robbery was shot and killed Sunday by the victim, who also wounded a female suspect, police said.

When officers arrived, they were met by a resident of the home, who said he had used a handgun to shoot at least two intruders, one male and one female

South Carolina Woman Shoots & Kills Boyfriend After He Attacked Her - February 8, 2014

Orangeburg County deputies say a 23-year-old woman shot and killed her boyfriend after he dragged her back into a house in North and punched her in the head.

The woman told deputies she tried to call her mother, but Williamson refused to let her use the phone. Then when she went outside, the woman says Williamson pulled her back inside and punched her.

Investigators say the woman got a gun and Williamson charged at her. The gun fired, hitting Williamson in the stomach. He died several hours later at the hospital.

Chicago Homeowner Shoots & Kills One Of Two Burglars - February 1, 2014

A 44-year-old man on crutches fatally shot one of two intruders who came charging at him Friday morning in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood, according to police.

Mario Viramontes, 31, was declared dead on the scene in 2000 block of West 21st Street at 9:22 a.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

Police were called to the scene about 9:10 a.m. for a burglary, and when they arrived, they found that a "male offender"; who had been trying to commit a burglary had been shot by the homeowner, said Police News Affairs Sgt. Antoinette Ursitti.,0,3394153.story

Disabled Homeowner Shoots Would Be Burglar - January 27, 2014

Ruben Hernandez, 54, was watching TV at his home at about 8:30 p.m. when he heard a loud banging that grew louder, according to a police report. A metal object was used to hit Hernandez's door, according to police.

Hernandez told police he heard the voice of a man, 19, whom he knew, yelling at him to come out.

Hernandez is disabled and he was scared for his life, thinking the other men were trying to break in, according to police.

Hernandez grabbed a single shot 12-gauge shotgun and fired one shot of No. 8 birdshot through the window, according to police. He told police he did not want to kill anyone.

Homeowner Shoots Burglar After Being Shot - January 26, 2014

An attempted home burglary Saturday evening left both a Wilsonville homeowner and one of the suspected burglars recovering from gun-shots wounds.

According to the home's residents, the trouble began when they returned home yesterday evening to discover their home being burglarized. At least one of the suspects brandished a gun and shot the homeowner in the leg. The homeowner then returned fire, shooting one of the suspects.

7-Eleven Clerk Opens Fire On Would Be Robber - January 26, 2014

A 7-Eleven clerk shot a man attempting to rob the store Saturday night, police said.

The suspect, a 36-year-old black male, entered the 7-Eleven located in the 1300 block of Jeff Davis Highway just after 11 p.m.

According to Richmond police, Robert Lee Brown Jr. was armed with a pellet gun when he demanded money from the cashier.

Brown was then grabbed suddenly by another clerk and during a brief struggle in which he bit the clerk on his left arm, the other clerk shot the suspect with a handgun.

Phoenix Homeowner Kills Home Invader - January 17, 2014

Phoenix police Sgt. Tommy Thompson says a homeowner woke up after hearing a noise and found an intruder in his home around 3:15 a.m. on Friday.

The homeowner has a gun and reportedly shot and killed the man.

Phoenix Robber Shot By Store Owner - January 14, 2014

A woman who allegedly tried to rob a Phoenix jewelry store is hospitalized in critical condition after being shot several times by the store owner.

Phoenix police spokesman Tommy Thompson said the owner and the suspect exchanged gunfire Tuesday afternoon at Diamond Star AZ Jewelry near 13th Street and Northern Avenue.

PA Man Fends Off Four Home Invaders, Shoots One - January 14, 2014

Kostek says it all started when a man knocked on Braman's door saying they broke down and needed help. State police say once Braman noticed the man was wearing a ski mask, he attempted to close the door, but it was too late. He was thrown to the ground on his back, and the gun he was holding went off three times in the struggle.

One suspect, Francis Muchanic, 31, of Susquehanna, was shot in the groin.

PA Man Kills Armed Robber - January 13, 2014

Police say an apparent attempted robbery outside a Philadelphia-area tavern ended with one man dead and another hospitalized.

Authorities said a 31-year-old Chester man armed with a handgun apparently tried to rob a 22-year-old Marcus Hook man outside Bill's Tavern in the city of Chester just before 1 a.m. Sunday.

Armed Citizen Stops Mass Shooting In Portland Strip Club - January 12, 2014

Four people were shot at a Southeast Portland strip club after gunfire erupted Saturday evening, police said.

It all started around 8:40 p.m. when a gunman walked into the Mystic Gentleman's Club at Southeast Stark Street and Southeast 99th Avenue and opened fire, said Sgt. Pete Simpson with Portland police.

The shooter hit three people, prompting a person in the bar to return fire, hitting and critically injuring the suspect.

Knoxville Homeowner Shot, Returns Fire Killing One - January 10, 2014

A 64-year-old Knoxville, Tenn. homeowner was shot Wednesday night during a confrontation with two men in their twenties, but the homeowner returned fire, fatally shooting one of the suspects.

During the confrontation, police say Mack fired at least one time, hitting one of the suspects. The suspect was dead on the scene.

One Of Two Armed Robbers Shot By Victim - January 9, 2014

Multiple police agencies are looking for two suspects wanted for an armed robbery Thursday night, and one of the suspects may be injured.

The two suspects fled the scene in a black Toyota 4-Runner SUV. Initial reports indicated one of the two suspects may have been shot in the arm by the victim in the robbery.

Great Grandmother Shoots & Kills Armed Intruder - January 6, 2014

Killing anyone, let alone a teenager, was the last thing Elzie Pipkins wanted to do when she bought a handgun at a local pawn shop days after a December burglary. But a few weeks later, on Sunday evening, Pipkins found herself using that weapon to defend herself and her family, ultimately taking the life of a 16-year-old holding her at gunpoint.

"I was defending myself, my grandbaby and my great-grandson. We're innocent people and he came up on us in the house with a loaded shotgun," she said.

The 63-year-old great-grandmother lives alone, but serves as the matriarch of a large family and often cares for the youngest members.

Armed Citizen Saves Mall Cop Held At Gunpoint - January 6, 2014

It all began when the unarmed loss prevention officer tried to detain the thieves. One of the suspects, a woman, drew a handgun from her backpack and pointed it at the officer.

Meanwhile a 61-year-old man was sitting in the parking lot waiting on his wife to finish her shopping in the mall. He saw what was happening and saw his wife exiting the store from the same entrance as the officer.

Fearing for the safety of his wife and the loss prevention officer, the male fired his handgun an unknown number of times toward the armed suspect.

Robber Shot To Death In St. Louis - January 4, 2014

A man slain in the College Hill neighborhood Monday night was apparently shot to death by a man he tried to rob, police say.

A man, 25, told police that he and a friend were walking on Blair Avenue when Davis and another man tried to rob him at gunpoint. They struggled, and the 25-year-old man pulled his own gun and shot Davis, he told police. Davis was shot in the legs, chest, face and arm.

Davie Florida Man Stops Three Home Invaders With AK-47 - January 4, 2014

Two home invasion suspects are on the run and a third was shot and killed by a Davie resident Thursday night, police said.

Three armed men entered the apartment and pistol-whipped the resident inside, police said. He then confronted the suspects.

"The resident of the apartment had possession of an AK-47 and after he received this beating he was able to get possession or control of that, and started shooting at these suspects as they were fleeing," Engle said.

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