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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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Philadelphia Store Owner Shoots - Kills Knife Weilding Robber - June 23, 2014

Police say it was just after 5:00 p.m. that the 47-year-old bandit walked into the Stan's Health Food store in the 7100 block of Frankford Avenue.

Moments later, he pulled the knife on the store owner and announced a holdup.

The perpetrator, point of knife, took the cash register from the counter, threw it on the ground forcibly in order to open it, and started removing money from the cash register.

Police say once he had the money in his hands, he pointed the knife against Doyle's chest.

Doyle, according to police, then pulled out her gun and shot the suspect once in his chest.

Armed Robber Bet Victim He Didn't Have A Gun - He Was Wrong - June 20, 2014

Jackson police say a guest at a nearby Motel 6 had a run in with the man in the rear parking lot. They say the guest was approached by a man asking for cigarettes. The hotel guest said he didn't have any cigarettes.

The man began to walk away, turned around and said "betcha' ain't got one of these," pointing a gun at the victim. The man did however have "one of these" and fired at the man trying to rob him, striking him in the chest.

Man Shoots Mother's Drunken Boyfriend After He Attacked Them - June 19, 2014

A man shot his mother's boyfriend to save her from an alleged attack. Now the boyfriend faces several aggravated assault charges.

Police say Tony Hardin was in the middle of a heated argument with his live-in girlfriend and her adult son. They say a drunk Hardin ran after the two with a hammer and wrench, and threatened to kill them.

The mother and son escaped, and in the chaos, the son fired several shots at Hardin, who was hit in the back.

Husband Shoots And Wounds Two Armed Home Invaders - June 18, 2014

A 56-year-old woman and her 15-year-old son were in the front of the house when the men broke through the door and demanded money. The 59-year-old husband/father was in the back of the house, according to reports.

At some point during the burglary, the son was shot in the leg by one of the offenders. The mother attempted to flee to the back of the house and was shot in the arm.

After hearing the commotion and gunfire, the father walked to the front room of the house with a handgun and shot both burglars multiple times. The men fled on foot, according to reports.

Neighbor Shoots Murder Suspect Attacking Woman - June 11, 2014

Lancaster police expect to charge 29-year-old Jermaine Grier with murder. They said on Tuesday night Grier shot and killed his brother-in-law James Hood, 48, in his apartment on Caroline Court.

Roger Lowery awoke to a chilling sound on west Brooklyn Avenue, only a few blocks away. He heard a woman screaming for help from his front porch. He flipped on his light and stepped outside.

The young woman was Grier's cousin, who lived across the street from Lowery. Sheriff's deputies said shortly after the homicide Grier had shown up at the woman's house with a gun, attacked his cousin and shot at her.

He grabbed his 38 revolver and pointed it at Grier's head, telling him to stop and leave. Grier refused after being told repeatedly.

South Carolina Homeowner Shoots Recently Released Prisoner Who Killed Brother - June 10, 2014

A Lancaster man just released from prison a week ago is accused of shooting his brother-in-law to death Tuesday night, then holding several of his family members at gunpoint before a homeowner shot him to end his assault on another relative, authorities say.

Jermaine Grier, 29, remained hospitalized in critical condition and under police guard Wednesday morning, authorities said.

Grier is considered a suspect in two separate incidents that both police officers and Sheriff's deputies are investigating.

Las Vegas Police Calling CC Holder That Stopped Shooters A Hero - June 9, 2014

After the shooting, the couple headed toward a nearby Wal-Mart, where Jerad Miller was confronted by Joseph Robert Wilcox, 31, of Las Vegas. Wilcox was legally carrying a concealed pistol. Wilcox was unaware that Amanda Miller, who was pushing a shopping cart, was involved in the incident and "lying in wait," the official said.

She slipped behind Wilcox and shot him at close range.

"He had no idea the wife was walking behind him," the police official said of the murdered man. "This guy (Wilcox) was not some idiot with a gun. To me, he was a hero. He was trying to stop an active shooter."

Legal Gun Owner Stops Man Who Threatens To Shoot Everyone In Park - June 8, 2014

A man was shot at the Huntsville Skate Park on Cleveland Avenue Sunday night after he "threatened to shoot everyone" during an argument and fight that escalated to a shootout.

The argument escalated into a physical fight, then one of the people involved in the fight went to a car and got a gun and "threatened to shoot everyone," according to a police report; the father then got his own gun and the two exchanged shots, according to witnesses on the scene.

Concealed Carry Holder Shoots Man That Shoots Off Duty Cop - May 31, 2014

The incident started when Jordan, who was working an off-duty security job, removed three drunken and disruptive customers from inside. Police said Chantell Mixon, 28, put up a fight in the parking lot while Jordan tried to arrest her. Police said Mixon's boyfriend, 30-year-old Michael Dwayne Bowman, pulled out a gun and shot Jordan at least three times.

Jordan's brother, who had come to the Waffle House to meet with him, witnessed the confrontation and opened fire, hitting Bowman, according to police. Raymond Jordan is a civilian but had a permit to carry a gun, police said.

One Home Invader Killed, Second Shot By Armed 22 Year Old - May 27, 2014

A violent gun battle inside a rural home near Orosi, California early Tuesday ended with a robbery victim shot multiple times, one suspect dead and a second seriously wounded.

Deputies say four siblings, ages 22, 18, 11 and 8, were in the home just before 6 a.m. when the 22 year old man heard the sound of someone breaking through a door, then saw a least two people in his home. The man got a handgun out of a safe and confronted the suspects. Deputies say the man and at least one intruder exchanged fire.

Texas Woman Stops Robbery With Handgun - May 23, 2014

A man who tried to take money from a Fort Dodge textbook store didn't get a single dime Wednesday after an employee pulled a handgun on the would-be thief.

She got the gun out of the safe and pointed it at the would-be thief. She said she told him to leave the store and backed away with the gun pointed at him.

She told a person who called during the attempted robbery to call 911. The man took off, and she chased him into the parking lot while yelling, 'Call 911.'

Home Intruder Flee When Homeowner Yells "Get The AR" - May 22, 2014

Next time someone asks why anyone would ever need an AR-15 just show them this story.

What could have turned into a very ugly stand off ended when one of the victims being held on the lower level screamed out. The scream? For the man upstairs to grab his AR-15. How did they react?

They ran out the front door to safety leaving one of the intruders barricaded in the upstairs bathroom.

Texas Man Stops Robbery, Shoots Robber Twice - May 22, 2014

Detectives said a man was walking through The Augusta Apartment Homes parking lot at around 11:45 Wednesday night.

According to investigators, he caught the eye of another man, who walked up and demanded the victim's wallet, cash and cell phone.

Instead of handing over his valuables, the man pulled out a gun and shot the robber twice.

Intruder Shoots Homeowner Who Then Returns Fire And Kills Intruder - May 15, 2014

Police say the homeowner saw the man attempting to break into his home at Oakwood and Central streets in Inkster. When he confronted him, the apparent would-be robber shot him in the leg.

However, the homeowner returned fire. He shot the man, killing him.

North Carolina Kills Armed Robber During Home Invasion - May 14, 2014

The homeowner was outside his house around 9 p.m. when Darlanski Sherrill, 22, forced him inside at gunpoint and pistol-whipped him, Charlotte Observer reports. During the struggle, the homeowner was able to get his hands on his own gun and a firefight broke out.

The homeowner fired at Sherrill and hit him at least once. Sherrill returned fire as he ran out of the house. At least five shots were fired in total.

North Carolina Homeowner Stops Home Invasion With AR-15 - May 12, 2014

A Henderson homeowner defended himself against a home invasion Monday morning, shooting an intruder who kicked in his door.

Someone kicked in the door, a Haith grabbed the AR-15 rifle he keeps under his bed.

"I crouched down, grabbed the firearm and was walking up the hallway," he said. "As soon as I poked my head around the corner I saw a tall male standing there with a gun."

Detroit Grandmother Wins Gunfight With Armed Robbers - May 10, 2014

Detroit grandmother of four Paris Ainsworth, 51, saw her two male attackers approach her vehicle as she arrived home from work Saturday. While still in her car, she pocketed her handgun.

The criminals tried to tell her not to pull out her weapon, and began shooting at her. She was shot four times, but courageously delivered eight thug-stopping .45 caliber rounds to drive off her injured attackers.

Detroit Woman Shoots Two Robbers After Being Shot 4 Times - May 6, 2014

Paris Ainsworth easily could have been killed. Her attackers shot her four times, but she had eight bullets for them.

"If I wouldn't have had my gun I would be dead today," she said.

It was late Saturday night when she arrived home after working a double shift. She saw two men moving closer to her as she was about to get out of her car. Before she got out, she put her .45 caliber handgun in her pocket.

Dallas Texas Woman Shoots And Kills Knife Weilding Attacker - May 3, 2014

Dallas police say a woman is cooperating with detectives after she shot and killed a man as he stabbed her around 7:30 p.m. Friday at 400 S. St. Augustine Dr.

On Friday evening, Martin was sitting in her car, talking to an unidentified female resident. Police say the two began arguing, which prompted the woman's husband, 52-year-old Louis Rodriguez, to come over.

Police say Rodriguez joined the 'fight' between his wife and Martin.

Feeling uneasy, Martin placed a handgun on her lap that was inside her purse, and remained inside her vehicle.

It was then that Rodriguez pulled a knife out and began stabbing Martin.

In self-defense, Martin fired her handgun several times at Rodriguez, ultimately killing him.

Female Detroit Homeowner Stops Home Invasion - May 2, 2014

An attempted home invasion early Tuesday morning in Detroit was thwarted by a 50-year-old homeowner who shot the suspect as he tried to enter her home through a back window.

The woman warned the man several times that she was armed, but he did not heed to her warnings. And as he started to crawl through the window, she opened fire.

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