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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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Texas Business Owner Stops Robbery, Kills One Robber - September 18, 2013

Duayne Deandre-Devon Smith, 25, of Port Arthur, was killed when a business owner opened fire on three people accused of trying to rob a game room in the 3600 block of East Lucas Drive. around 9 p.m. Tuesday.

The store owner had a firearm inside the business and was able to grab it during the robbery, according to Beaumont police.

The store owner wasn't hurt in the exchange of gun fire.

Newly Trained Pregnant Wife Fends Off Two Intruders With Gun - September 9, 2013

The pregnant homeowner has never been comfortable with guns. But when her husband bought one, he insisted on showing her how to use it. Earlier this week, she was alone in their TX home when 2 men broke in. She grabbed the gun and fired. They ran, and were arrested a short time later after a standoff with police.

She is now thankful that her husband helped prepare her for the worst. "I was against him buying a gun maybe 7-8 months ago, but I told him, 'I don't know if I told you thank you for doing that' because it changed the situation completely"

Florida Pizza Delivery Man Shoots Robber - August 25, 2013

Authorities with the Brevard County Sheriff's Office said Bryon Park, of Palm Bay, had just returned to his vehicle when when he was approached by Fredrick Kelly Jr., about midnight Friday at the Days Inn on West New Haven Avenue.

Investigators said Kelly approached Park with a large knife and threatened to kill him if he didn't hand over money.

Officials said Park was able to get a hold of a firearm he was carrying in his vehicle and fired a single gunshot that killed Kelly.

Ohio Man Kills Robber After Being Stabbed - August 23, 2013

Paramedics arrived to find a 38-year-old Robert Shoemaker had been stabbed three times in the neck and 44-year-old Chad Gabbard had been shot to death.

Shoemaker was taken to West Chester Medical Center. His condition hasn't been released.

Police said it appeared Gabbard had attempted to rob Shoemaker and got into a fight. At some point, Shoemaker pulled a gun and shot the attempted robber, police said.

Iowa husband shoots, kills escaped inmate who held him, wife hostage - August 21, 2013

An Iowa man shot and killed an escaped inmate on Tuesday after the convict held him and his wife hostage in their home, investigators said.

Jerome Mauderly, 71, and his wife, Carolyn, 66, were asleep when escaped inmate Rodney Long, 38, broke into their rural Bedford home a little after 10 p.m. on Monday, said Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation spokesman Mitch Mortvedt.

Cleveland Ohio Man Shoots And Kills Robber That Pistol Whipped Him - July 30, 2013

According to the police, the homeowner and a woman were leaving the house and were getting into the homeowner's car when they were approached by two men wearing masks.

One of the men had a handgun and used it to pistol-whip the homeowner and then attempted to pull him from the vehicle. The homeowner managed to retrieve a gun from the car and shot the suspect several times.

Cleveland Ohio Man Defends Himself Against Robbers, Killing One - July 29, 2013

A homeowner used his concealed handgun to shoot and kill one of two men early Monday morning in what police described as an armed robbery in the homeowner's North Collinwood neighborhood driveway.

The robbery suspect, 23-year-old Waymone Williams, had been ordered by a judge last January to take a one-day concealed-carry class about the consequences of having a weapon in a crime. The homeowner, Timothy Peak, had a concealed-carry permit, police said.

Waffle House Bandit Shot By Customer - July 29, 2013

A would-be robber was shot early Monday when he tried to hold up a south Fulton County Waffle House, police said.

Union City police Det. Gloria Hodgson said the suspect entered the Waffle House in the 4300 block of Jonesboro Road just before 2 a.m., "brandishing a pistol and demanding money."

Charges against PA man for shooting at intruder dropped under Castle Doctrine Law - July 17, 2013

A Pennsylvania resident who had charges filed against him after shooting at an intruder earlier this year, has now had those charges dropped.

David Delledonne, 59, of Berks County faced simple assault and reckless endangerment charges for the March shooting, which left one man with a non-life threatening injury.

Cleveland Man Shoots Intruder Holding Fiancee At GunPoint - July 16, 2013

A Cleveland man is being praised by a city councilman for shooting an armed intruder at his Pawnee Avenue home Tuesday.

It all started when Jacquella Lattimore left the house to take her children to camp. Police say she was accosted by three men who were trying to force her back into the house at gunpoint. What the intruders apparently didn't know is that Lattimore's fiance, Johnny Bridges, was watching from the window with his gun.

San Bernardino Father Saves Daughter From Burglar - June 24, 2013

Late Saturday June 22 a San Bernardino woman heard noise on her family's property. After walking into the house where she heard the news she was attacked by suspected burglar Leonard Guerra. She immediately began to scream for her father who was home.

The woman's father grabbed his gun and ran towards the screams. As he entered the house he was attacked by the burglar and fired his gun, hitting the attacker.

Armed Customer Kills Armed Robber While Waiting To Buy Shoes - June 23, 2013

An armed man trying to rob customers outside an Atlanta shoe store was shot and killed by one of the customers in the line that was legally carrying a firearm.

The shooting happened Saturday June 22 outside a Wish Clothing store in the city's Little Five Points neighborhood where people had lined up to buy sneakers endorsed by LeBron James.

Houston Homeowner Shoots Intruder During Burglary - June 21, 2013

A homeowner in Houston stopped a suspected burglar when he tried to break into his house early Thursday morning.

A local news report stated that the homeowner woke up to the sound of banging just after midnight. He grabbed his handgun and went to see what it was. He discovered Guillermo Andrade trying to kick in the back door.

He fired several shots at Andrade, hitting him twice. He then crawled into the front yard and when the homeowner followed him, Andrade – even with two hunshot wounds – became physically violent toward the homeowner, who held him down until deputies arrived.

Florida Homeowner Shoots, Kills Intruder - June 20, 2013

There were six people inside the home watching a movie about 11 p.m. when they heard someone at the front door.

"Not even two seconds later, the door is getting kicked in and someone's yelling, 'Get on the ground, get on the ground, shut up,'" said one of the men inside the home, who did not want to be identified. "By the time I jump to the floor, my life flashes beneath my eyes. I hear a bunch of gunshots. I don't know who's shooting, and then silence."

72 Year Old California Grandmother Stops Home Intruder With Handgun - June 12, 2013

A 72-year-old Southern California grandmother who shot at -- and narrowly missed -- a man trying to break into her home said Tuesday she was shocked at the attention her action was getting but does not regret defending herself and her husband, an 85-year-old World War II veteran who uses a wheelchair.

Concealed Handgun License Holder Fends Off Carjacker - June 10, 2013

WKBN (CBS Youngstown) is reporting that a 23-year-old concealed handgun license-holder fired several shots late Wednesday at three masked gunmen who attempted to steal his car at a gas station on Youngstown's South Side.

Home Invaders Stopped By Shotgun Blast In Tennessee - June 5, 2013

Knoxville police are investigating an attempted home invasion early today in East Knoxville that was repelled by a shotgun blast.

The homeowner told police that two men attempted to force their way into her home at 1940 Linden Ave. about 12:10 a.m., according to Knoxville Police Department Sgt. Jason Keck.

The 51-year-old woman said she got her shotgun and fired a round into the front door, apparently not striking anyone, but ending the attempted invasion.

Home Invader Shot By Home Owner After Locking Him In Gun Closet - May 14, 2013

The victim of an armed home invasion in Houston has turned the tables on the brazen intruders after they stuffed him into a closet that turned out to be the place where he stores his gun.

When the home owner thought they had left he went downstairs carry a gun only to be met by one of the suspects and they exhanged fire. The homeowner was unharmed while the intruder was hit in the shoulder and leg.

Dollar General Manager Stops Robbery - May 3, 2013

Gulf war veteran and dollar general manager Anthony Smith was the intended victim of 30 year robber Justin Pierre Jackson but he wasn't expecting the manager to be armed. Smith said "I saw the gun, I heard the shot. I didn't hit the ground. I fired."

The gunman missed but Smith didn't. Knoxville police found the would be robbers body in an alley less than a half hour later.

Home Intruder Stopped By Legally Armed College Student in Sout East Pennsylvania - April 25, 2013

A 20 year old man, who is a college student, and his girlfriend were outside the student's Massey Way apartment in Cheltenham PA 'minding their own business' when a man identified as Jasper Brisbon, whom the couple did not know, came toward them 'in a very menacing fashion,' according to reports. The couple became uncomfortable when Brisbon, who allegedly was incoherent and appeared to be high, stared at them for several minutes, according to authorities. They decided to go inside the student's apartment but, as they entered, "this interloper followed them inside the residence," and was between the student and the woman, according to authorities.

The student, whose name authorities would not disclose, went into his bedroom, coming out with the AR-15 rifle he had purchased last year for self-protection. The man confronted Brisbon, who allegedly "came at" him, causing him to fear for his life and the lives of others in the apartment, according to authorities. That is when he fired a single shot from his weapon, authorities said.

The man called police, who found Brisbon on the living room floor of the apartment. Brisbon, whom authorities said was not armed, was transported to Abington Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The apartment resident legally purchased and owned the AR-15, said Ferman. While the law does not require it, he also had taken it to the firing range to learn how to use it properly, said Ferman. The weapon also was properly stored in his home, the District Attorney added.

No charges have been filed against the shooter.

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