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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Concealed Carry Holder Receives Commendation For Saving Officers Life - July 29, 2016
An Ohio man with a concealed carry permit was presented an award this week for saving a Mount Vernon police officer who was being attacked by a suspect.
Cpl. Michael Wheeler of Ohio's Mount Vernon Police Department recounted Wednesday an incident last year when he was attacked by a homeless crystal meth addict. Cpl. Wheeler said the suspect knocked him onto his back and pinned him to the ground, The Federalist reported.
"I've never been in that situation before," the 14-year department veteran told Inside Edition. "I've always been able to take control of a situation."
Cpl. Wheeler said the man was reaching for his firearm when Dylan DeBoard appeared with a handgun drawn.
The officer said Mr. DeBoard announced he had a concealed weapon permit, and the suspect put his hands in the air.
Elderly Homeowner Shoots And Kills Home Invader - July 26, 2016
A San Antonio man in his late 70s who shot and killed a would be intruder Thursday morning on the Northwest Side is not expected to face charges at this time, police said.
Troy Dell Wilson, 42, died at the scene from a gunshot wound to the chest, according to the Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office.
Authorities arrived at the 9700 block of Autumn Dew around 10 a.m. after the homeowner and his wife, who is in her late 60s, called police to report that a man was attempting to break into their home.
SAPD spokesperson Douglas Greene said the elderly man pleaded with the attempted intruder to stop his efforts to get into the couple's home, but the man continued to force his way into the home, eventually breaking the door handle.
That's when Greene said the homeowner fired his revolver at the door, striking the man, who is in his 40s, in the chest.
Oregon Mother Of Two Shooots And Kills Intruder In Childs Bedroom - June 27, 2016
A mother who returned to her Portland home with her two children late Saturday night shot and killed an intruder who was inside.
The woman, 33, found a stranger in one of her children's bedrooms in her home on the 4100 block of SE 118th Place in Portland. Armed with a handgun, she shot and killed the suspect, a 59 year old male.
The woman cooperated with investigators and was not arrested. The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office will receive the case for review after the investigation concludes.
Pennsylvania Pharmacy Owner Stops Shotgun Weilding Armed Robber - June 3, 2016
Police say a man is dead after an attempted robbery in a Levittown, Bucks County pharmacy.Police say a man is dead after an attempted robbery in a Levittown, Bucks County pharmacy.
It happened Friday morning at the Pennsbury Pharmacy on New Falls Road.
Police say the armed man got out of the passenger's seat of a minivan and headed into the store, but the owner was ready.
"He has a good camera system, so he actually saw the subject come into the store with the shotgun," said Lt. Henry Ward of Falls Twp. Police. "He was prepared for the armed intruder."
Florida Concealed Carry Construction Worker Stops Armed Robbery - May 20, 2016
Police said they are searching for an attempted robbery suspect after a construction worker defended himself with his handgun in Lake City Sunday night.
Gary Cleveland was determined to have used his weapon in self-defense and will not face any criminal charges for firing two shots at an allegedly armed attempted robber, the Lake City Police Department said in a release.
While working at a restaurant on E. Duval Street in Lake City a black teen approached the construction worker to ask for money. When Cleveland declined the teen's request, the teen left, police said.
Later that night, while Cleveland was cleaning up for the night, the teen returned with a handgun and demanded money, according to police.
Instead of giving the teen money, Cleveland reportedly pulled his own handgun, for which he had a concealed-carry permit, and fired two shots.
80 Year Old Grandmother Shoots Home Invader That Had Stabbed Her Husband - May 9, 2016
It was one surreal moment, says Barb Moles. "I was just intent upon stopping him. I didn't have any other thought in my head," says Moles. "I just knew I had to stop him."
Moles, 80, was home with her husband, John, and their adult son Thursday night when she says she heard a commotion. She walked into the kitchen and found her husband bleeding on the floor.
John, a retired Boeing worker, had been attacked with a knife and beaten with a crowbar, authorities said. He said three words to his wife: "I've been stabbed."
Barb, a grandmother of eight and great grandmother of three, walked down the hall and into the master bedroom. She found her .38 caliber pistol, a Christmas gift from John a few years prior.
She waited behind the door for the intruder to come in. He never did.
She walked into the hallway, she says, where she saw the stranger.
Armed Texas Citizen Saves Loss Prevention Officer From Beating - April 6, 2016
Amarillo police say that around 12:45 p.m. on April 3, 35 year old Ricky Solis was in a Home Depot parking lot in Amarillo, Texas, when he took power tools from the store and left without paying.
A loss prevention officer reportedly cornered Solis in the parking lot, and a struggle ensued. Police say that during the struggle a second suspect began attacking the loss prevention officer and kicked him in the face.
The second suspect went to his vehicle, grabbed a tire iron, and returned, apparently planning to use the iron on the officer.
At that point, a citizen with a concealed carry permit intervened, stopping the attack and reportedly forcing Solis to comply long enough to allow the loss prevention officer to handcuff him and hold him until police arrived.
Tennessee Woman Stops Home Invader With 357 - March 18, 2016
A man who broke into a woman's apartment in Antioch late Friday morning was met with an unexpected surprise when he walked into her bedroom and she shot him, according to Metro police.
Police said 36 year old JoShanda Odems heard repeated knocking at the door of her Waterford Crossings apartment complex on Old Franklin Road around 11 a.m. Odems looked through the peephole and saw a man she did not know and then went to a closet in her bedroom and pulled a .357 revolver, police said.
According to a news release sent out Friday, Odems was on the phone with a 911 operator when she heard the man come inside the apartment and, moments later, saw him enter her bedroom.
"When Odems came face to face with Hartman at her closet door, she fired one time in defense of herself," the news release said.
Mississippi Couple Taken Hostage By Escaped Criminal Shoots And Kills Him - March 11, 2016
Rafael Arnez McCloud allegedly had killed once before. More than eight months later and days after escaping a Mississippi jail he appeared poised to kill again. Wielding a bloody knife, he held a man, a woman and their 5 year old son hostage in a bathroom of their Vicksburg home.
But this time, he was the one who ended up dead.
Early Thursday, the 24-year-old wife and mother, who'd been allowed to leave the bathroom, returned with a handgun and fired one shot at McCloud, police said. She then freed her husband, who "took control of the weapon and fired additional shots, striking McCloud."
California Jewelry Store Owner Shots ANd Kills Robber Wanted For Dual Murder - March 10, 2016
A person of interest in the murder of an elderly Apple Valley couple was identified on Thursday as the suspect killed by a Torrance jewelry store owner during an attempted robbery.
Authorities said 20 year old Keon Bailey, of Lancaster, was killed Tuesday when he attempted an armed robbery of Leilani Jeweler's. Bailey is said to be linked to three incidents in Apple Valley: a donut shop robbery, a home-invasion robbery and the double homicide.
Armed Florida Employee Stops Workplace Shooter - March 10, 2016
After the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office says an employee of B & L Landscape Company on the Southside opened fire Wednesday, killing a coworker, witnesses now claim another employee stopped the incident from getting any worse.
They tell us Joseph Curry pulled out his own gun and stopped the shooter in his tracks.
"I get out of the car and everybody's screaming, active shooter, active shooter," Curry says.
That's when he apparently pulled out his own gun, once he saw the shooter pick up a bat, after his gun jammed.
Wife Scares Off Husbands Attackers With Gun - March 9, 2016
Residents on the east side of St. Paul say they're fed up with crime and they point to Monday’s assault of a neighbor as the last straw.
The neighbor, 32 year old Bruce Chang, bears the ugly facial wounds that nearly cost him his left eye. He was attacked by a group of young men who were gambling on his driveway, blocking his access as he returned home from work.
He was assaulted by a mob of 15 to 30 young men gambling on his driveway. They threw rocks and jabbed a stick at his face, striking him just below his left eye.
"My wife was able to come out of the house with her piece" he said.
That's when his attackers ran off. Though he was bleeding and badly injured, Chang snapped a picture as several drove off in a burgundy Saturn sedan.
Armed PA Citizen Saves Cop From Mob Of Teens - February 10, 2016
Police are crediting a vigilant gun owner with saving the life of an Upper Darby cop Friday after he saw the officer being attacked and surrounded by a large group of teens.
"There were 40 kids. If it wasn't for the good Samaritan stepping forward, he'd have been dead meat," Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said. "There's no doubt they would have attacked him."
About 3 p.m. every weekday, from six to eight township police officers patrol the area near Upper Darby High School in Upper Darby Township, Delaware County as nearly 4,000 kids pour out of the building on Lansdowne Avenue near School Lane.
Most kids and most days are good, Chitwood said, Friday was not.
Texas Gun CArrying Vet Saves Deputy Sheriffs Life - January 28, 2016
Not thinking about his own life, a local Marine veteran jumped into action and stopped a man from reaching a Bastrop deputy's gun as the suspect pummeled the officer during a struggle earlier this month.
"Freeze!" Scott Perkins yelled as he pulled out his concealed handgun, pointing at the suspect.
"I'm alive today because of him," the deputy, 23 year old Dylan Dorris said Wednesday, reflecting on the events surrounding a disturbance call outside a Bastrop County gas station Jan. 16. "There are no words to explain it. He’s such an outstanding citizen. He’s here for our country, our community and you really feel the love."
Perkins' actions caused the suspect to leave Dorris and flee, before he was detained and taken into custody by another deputy and Dorris shortly after.
Alabama Man Shoots And Kills Armed Robber - January 18, 2016
Mobile Police say a robbery suspect was shot and killed at Twin Oaks Apartments on Old Shell Road Monday night. According to MPD Spokesperson Charlette Solis, a man was unloading groceries from his car around 8 pm, when a man with a gun walked up to him. The victim says the man took his wallet. It was then the victim managed to grab his own pistol, in a jacket pocket. The victim shot the gun, while still in his pocket, and hit the suspect in the chest. The suspect ran across the parking lot.
Ohio Woamn Shoots And Kills One Of Three Armed Home Invaders - December 28, 2015
A home invasion turns deadly when the homeowner takes the safety of her family into her own hands.
One of three home invasion suspect was shot and killed during the incident, and has been identified by the Montgomery County Coroner's Office as Azikiwe Presley, 29, of Dayton.
Trotwood Police were called to a home at the dead end of Atlas Road around 6:00 Monday morning.
Police tell FOX 45 three masked men armed with firearms forcibly entered and attempted to rob the homeowner.
Porter said the homeowner called 9-1-1.
"I got my gun and I started shooting and they ran," the female caller told dispatchers. "They all three had guns, I'm confused ... they must not have had bullets because after I pulled the trigger they just took off, instead of firing back. I don't know if I hit one or not, I don't see blood anywhere."
TN Woman Shoots Man Accused Of Domestic Assault - December 10, 2015
A man received treatment for a gunshot wound to the arm and is in custody after he allegedly strangled, kicked and hit the mother of his children Thursday.
Kevin Lamar Wilson, 29, was booked into the Hamilton County Jail, according to a release from the Chattanooga Police Department. His charges and bond information were not immediately available.
The woman told authorities her and Wilson got into a verbal argument that escalated when Wilson began to allegedly kick, hit and strangle her. The release said the female showed visible signs of an assault.
The female, fearing for her life, grabbed a firearm and shot Wilson in the arm, the release said. Wilson then drove himself to a local hospital where he received treatment and was taken into police custody.
Woman Shoots And Kills Would Be Craigslist Robber - November 26, 2015
Authorities say a man trying to rob a couple who thought they were going to buy a car off Craigslist has been shot and killed.
Investigators say the would-be robbers pulled out a gun and demanded money when they met the couple at an Aiken gas station where they planned to buy a car listed on the Internet site.
Deputies say while the gun was pointed at the man, his girlfriend pulled her own weapon and shot at the robbers.
Two Employess Shoot Armed Robbers In Reading PA Market - November 1, 2015
According to Reading police, officers were dispatched to a market located at 11th and Greenwich streets in Reading, PA shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday for the report of a shooting. When police arrived on scene, they found two males suffering from gunshot wounds. Police say one male died at the scene and the other male died a short time later at Reading Hospital.
According to witnesses and video evidence, Reading police say it looks as though three masked males entered the market. One male was armed with a pistol, which he fired inside the market, and another male could be seen pointing a stun gun at one of the employees. Police do not know if the third male was armed. At the time of the incident, police say there were two market employees in the store and at least one customer. According to Reading police, sometime during the robbery both employees pulled out their own guns and fired several shots at the masked males, striking two of the three men.
Customer With Concealed Carry License Shoots And Kills Armed Robber In Chicago - November 1, 2015
A robbery was thwarted at a Southwest Side corner store Saturday night when a patron with a concealed carry license shot and killed an armed robber, authorities said.
Citing preliminary information, police said a man walked into a store in the 2700 block of West 51st Street in the Gage Park neighborhood around 7 p.m., announced a robbery to an employee working behind the counter and displayed a handgun.
Another employee came from the back of the store and the gunman pointed his weapon at her, police said. He then made her go to the back of the store, which also serves as a currency exchange.
After that, a customer who was also inside the business pulled out a gun and opened fire at the robber, killing him, police said. The robber was believed to be in his 40s, police said.