By Rob Morse- On Training
Louisiana- -(Ammoland.com)- Here is some news you won't find in the mainstream media. These are responsible gun owners defending themselves and the people they love.
Self-defense instructor Jeff Street joined the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast to look at three new examples. Were these gun owners lucky, or were they trained and prepared? What can we learn from their experience? Listen and find out. (16 minute podcast)
All three victims survived lethal attacks because they had a gun.
First story- Are you armed when you’re at home with your family?
You’re sleeping in your bed. It is close to midnight when your wife wakes you up. She heard glass breaking. Your two young grandchildren are sleeping in the house, so you won’t take any chances. You get up, grab your shotgun, move downstairs and see someone climbing out your kitchen window. You yell for them to stop.
The burglar starts yelling, “Don’t shoot. Don’t shoot.”
Your wife calls the police. The criminal admitted he was under the influence of Methamphetamine. He used the propane tank from your gas grill to break the kitchen window.
Second Story- Are you armed when you go shopping with a friend?
You and your friend were doing some shopping. It is mid-afternoon. You’re walking across the parking lot as you pass a stranger. The stranger pulls a gun out of his pocket as you pass. He yells for you to hand over your wallets and cellphones. You hand him your phones. As you reach for your wallet, you draw your firearm. You shoot your attacker, and he runs away. You and your friend were not injured. Police find and arrest your attacker by following the trail of blood he left behind.
Third story- Are you armed at home late at night?
You’re at home when you hear someone breaking into the side door of your house. It is almost midnight. You are 60 years old. You grab your gun and walk toward the sound. You see a man standing inside your home with a crowbar in his hand. You shoot him. He runs away. You call police.
The robber drives himself to the hospital where he is taken into custody. The police ask you if you have a permit to own the gun. You show them your Illinois Firearms Owners ID card along with your Illinois concealed carry permit.
Listen to hear the full story. Each episode is available to stream or for download. You can also download the podcast to your phone from iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play. Put us in your pocket each week for free.
Author Rob Morse:
Rob writes about gun rights at Ammoland, at Clash Daily and on his SlowFacts blog. He hosts the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast and co-hosts the Polite Society Podcast. Rob is an NRA pistol instructor and combat handgun competitor.