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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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Store Owner Pulls Gun And Stops Armed Robbery - September 14, 2015

A would-be thief at a Lehigh Acres grocery store was caught off guard when the owner pulled out a gun and chased the suspect away.

Owner Pierre Phurcien said it was his first time being robbed, and when he realized what was happening he made a split-second decision that ultimately saved his life.

"I saw a guy with the mask, and I was thinking it was a kid playing. Because sometimes kids do foolish things. I say don't play games. That's no good," he said.

But he soon realized, as he got ready to close his store just after 6 p.m. Sunday, that it wasn't a kid. And it wasn't a game.

"He came right here, and he pulled a gun and said give me the money," Phurcien said. "Then I pulled my gun, and I asked him what kind of money, then he starts to run away."

One Of Four Home Invaders Shot And Killed By Homeowner - September 13, 2015

Police have arrested three men and one woman in connection to a home invasion robbery in Pembroke Pines Florida that claimed the life of a man who was the suspects' accomplice.

Police said the male subjects stormed into a unit at the Arium Resort Apartments early Friday. Investigators said a resident who witnessed the attack fired a gun and struck one of the suspects, who then fell down a flight of stairs.

Armed Man Stopped By Concealed Carry Holder In Philadelphia - July 25, 2015

A man with a license to carry a concealed gun returned fire on a younger man who shot at him in Philadelphia's Tioga section late Thursday, leaving the teenager in critical condition Friday, police said.

About 11:30 p.m. Thursday, the 19 year old man fired at the 25-year-old man on the 1400 block of Lenox Street, according to Officer Christine O'Brien, a police spokeswoman.

The 19 year old, who appeared to be intoxicated, had ordered the man to leave his block before shooting, police said. The older man, who has a concealed weapons permit, responded by firing his own gun. The pair exchanged shots before the younger man fled.

Two Suspects Shot In Attempted Houston Robbery - July 13, 2015

According to the Houston Police Department, as the getaway driver waited outside, three masked men stormed the Super K store off Beechnut and pistol whipped a clerk. The owner's brother was on dinner break near the cooler and saw the robbery unfold, so he grabbed his gun and opened fire, striking two suspects.

"Another guy, holding the door, hold a gun to me so I shoot them," said Dien Tu, the man who fired his gun.

Concealed Carry Holder Stops Shooting In Chicago - July 7, 2015

A Gresham man fired on a group of people leaving a party, only to be shot himself by one of the victims, a military service member with a concealed carry permit, authorities said.

One of the victims had noticed a cup of liquor on top of her vehicle and asked attendees of a party next door who it belonged to.

When she removed it the shooter approached her, shouting obscenities and threatening her and her friends, according to her and court records.

Denzel A. Mickiel, 22, went into the residence, returned with a gun and began firing at the group, she said.

As Mickiel fired at the victims' vehicle, the military member retrieved his gun and took cover near the vehicle's front fender, according to Hain. Two unidentified people also shot at the group, she said.

Dallas Texas Robber Chooses Wrong Victim - June 22, 2015

A suspect is dead after an attempted robbery turned into a shootout in front of a Dallas restaurant late Sunday night.

Witnesses told police that two people were leaving the restaurant and heading toward their vehicle after when they were approached by a man. The suspect asked the people for a lighter, but then pulled a mask over his face and a gun out from his waistband.

The robbery victim was able to get his own gun out from his car, and the situation resulted in a gun battle, with several shots being fired in the restaurant's parking lot. Both individuals were struck during the shooting.

The suspect, identified as a 28 year old black male, was taken to Medical City Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The victim, a 30 year old black male, was taken to a different hospital in stable condition.

Texas Woman Shoots Knife Wielding Robber - June 5, 2015

A woman was "cool as a cucumber" Friday evening when she opened fire at a man who tried to rob her at a gas station in northeast Harris County, sheriff's deputies said. The woman, in her mid-30s, pulled into an Exxon station about 6 p.m. along FM 2100 and Saddle Creek Farms Drive.

She was in the driver's seat when a man suddenly got into the passenger side. He pulled out a knife and demanded her cash, Harris County sheriff's deputies said.

The woman agreed and reached over to her purse. But instead of money, she pulled out a pistol.

"She shoots him one time in the left shoulder," Deputy Thomas Gilliland said.

Georgia Man Stops Gunman That Had Killed Two - June 1, 2015

A customer of a Rockdale County Georgia liquor store said he opened fire on a gunman who shot and killed a store owner and another customer.

"I heard gunfire and I hit the floor," said Todd Scott.

Police said Jeffrey Scott Pitts, 36, became disgruntled when the owner of the Magnet Package Store in Conyers refused to sell him liquor.

Police said Pitts left the liquor store, but later returned and opened fire on the owner and customers.

"I assumed that this man was not going to stop, so I came up," said Scott.

Scott was carrying a weapon and fired a shot at Pitts. He said he is not sure whether Pitts was struck.

Man Stops Three Armed Robbers With Gun, Shoots All Of Them - May 31, 2015

An investigation is underway after a shooting killed one person and injured two others, and the man who fired the gunshots won't face charges.

Aurora Police Chief Nick Metz said all three were shot in a 10-by-6 foot space between two doors late Friday night. According to police, two men helping a third move into a condo were stopped by three other younger men who attempted to rob them at gunpoint.

"He produced a handgun and pointed it at the three movers demanding that they give them their money".

Metz said two of the movers were about to hand over their money, but a third mover had his own gun and used it.

Florida Cab Driver Shoots And Kills One Of Two Would Be Robbers - May 30, 2015

Sebastian, Florida police are investigating an incident in which a would be robber was shot and killed by a cab driver that two males were attempting to rob early Saturday morning.

According to the department, two males, ages 34 and 36, hailed a cab. After they got in the cab, one of the passengers held a knife to the man and attempted to rob him.

But the cab driver fought back, retrieving a gun and shooting the subject. Police say both passengers fled the scene following the shooting.

Burglary Stopped By Senior Citizen In Florida, One Dead, One Injured - May 18, 2015

One burglar was killed and another hospitalized after a 77-year-old homeowner shot at them at a home in southwest Miami Dade Monday, officials said.

The burglars had entered the house and shots were fired around 1 p.m. One burglar was shot in the chest and pronounced dead at the scene. The other burglar was also shot in the chest and was taken to Kendall Regional Hospital where he was in critical condition.

PA Neighbor Saves Woman Held Hostage For 20 Hours - May 15, 2015

Police say Henry Yancey held his ex-girlfriend hostage for more than 20 hours. He allegedly physically assaulted her throughout the night, threatened to kill her and stabbed her in the leg.

Friday morning she tried to make her escape, but Yancy, who was naked at the time, caught her and continued to assault her near the 1000 block of Lexington Avenue.

That's when another neighbor, Henry Oppenheim, saw what was going on and sprung into action.

"So I quickly ran into my room grabbed my gun and went out to defend her," said Oppenheim “I said let her go. And then he finally did it."

Oppenheim has a concealed carry permit and says he brings his gun almost everywhere he goes.

Oklahoma Wife Stops Home Invasion With Gun - May 13, 2015

A woman was waiting at home alone for her husband to arrive. The home invader attempted to break in. That's when the woman grabbed her gun and shot him.

The suspect was injured and unconscious when police arrived on scene.

Police said the initial investigation suggests the shooting was legal under Oklahoma statutes.

Armed Citizen Rescues Rookie Police Officer - May 7, 2015

New information is coming out regarding the rookie Oklahoma City police officer who was beaten by a suspect with his own baton following a burglary on the northwest side of the metro.

An armed witness may have been the only thing that kept that officer from a more serious beating, or worse.

It happened just after 2 p.m. Tuesday in the 2800 block of W. Park Pl. Rookie Officer Adam Eller and field training officer Sgt. Michael Lambert were responding to the burglary call.

The two suspects in the burglary, Tremaine and Jermaine Williams, are twin brothers. Police say Tremaine was already gone when they arrived, but Jermaine was there and when he saw the officers he took off on foot.

According to a report, that's when a witness nearby charged up with his weapon drawn and told Jermaine he would shoot him if he did not stop hitting Eller. That heroic witness has not been identified.

Armed Firefigther Stops Potential Massacre - May 6, 2015

Firefighters said Chad Barker pulled up to the crowded fire station parking lot full of children and firefighters, got out of his car, and began firing in the air and at his vehicle. They say he also pointed the firearm at individual firefighters for lengthy periods of time.

"I came out of the office, saw the man with the gun, told everybody to leave out the back quickly that there was a man in the parking lot with a gun, and I was not kidding," said Gary Knoll, a firefighter for New Holland.

Knoll said he and another firefighter who have concealed weapons permits pulled their guns on the gunman.

Illinois CCW Holder Stops Robbery - May 4, 2015

A Streamwood 18 year old accused of trying to rob a man by saying he had a gun was arrested after the man pulled a gun on him.

Prosecutors say the intended victim has a valid concealed carry permit.

He is accused of entering a backyard on the 1400 block of Laurel Oaks Drive Sunday with his face covered by a shirt and claiming he had a weapon.

He didn't but the homeowner did.

Utah CCW Holder Stops Carjacking - May 2, 2015

A 27-year-old man was fatally wounded in the parking lot of an Orem Utah grocery store Saturday morning when he was shot by a man attempting to stop him from carjacking a woman's SUV.

Capt. Ned Jackson of the Orem Police Department said the man who shot the would be carjacker had a weapon and a concealed weapons permit. He had stopped at the store to purchase food en route to a planned target shooting outing.

According to the citizen's statement, the suspect started to walk to the back of the car and lunged at him trying to grab the gun. The citizen shoots one round, shoots the suspect in the chest. The shooting occurred about 11:20 a.m.

Mugging Victim Opens Fire On Muggers - April 22, 2015

Two men are on the loose and a third suspect is in the hospital after an alleged robbery victim fought back.

A woman was approached by three men as she returned home from work in the 3300 block of W. 34th Street around 1 a.m. Friday. The men tried to rob her, but the woman fought back.

"I just heard them saying 'Shut up, be quiet, don't say anything' and the one here had a weapon," said the victim, Crystal.

She confronted the men with her own personal protection from the front seat of her SUV.

One of Crystal's bullets struck one of her three attackers.

Texas Grandmother Stops Robber With Her Gun - April 21, 2015

A Fort Worth grandmother thwarted her would be robber Monday when she pulled a pistol from her purse and scared her assailant away.

Jewell Turner, 74 was waiting in her minivan outside of her doctor's office, near the corner of West Magnolia Avenue and 6th Avenue in the city's Near South Side, when a man tapped on the glass of her driver's side window.

The man said, "I don't want to hurt you, but I want your money. And I will hurt you if I have to".

The widow first thought to pull out the pocket knife she always keeps with her for personal protection. Instead, Turner remembered that earlier that very day she felt the need to bring her small pistol along with her.

Chicago Taxi Driver Stops Mass Shooting With Handgun - April 20, 2015

A group of people had been walking in front of the driver around 11:50 p.m. in the 2900 block of North Milwaukee Avenue when Everardo Custodio, 22, began firing into the crowd.

The driver pulled out a handgun and fired six shots at Custodio, hitting him several times, according to court records. Responding officers found Custodio lying on the ground, bleeding, Quinn said. No other injuries were reported.

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