Louisiana –-(Ammoland.com)- Here is the news you won’t get from the mainstream media. Again this week, responsible gun owners defend themselves and the people they love.
Self-defense instructor Elizabeth Hautman joins the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast to look at four new examples. Were these gun owners lucky, or did they have a plan and were prepared? What can we learn from their experience? Listen and find out. (24-minute audio)
These victims survived lethal attacks because they had a gun..and a plan.
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Your daughter says she heard something in the house. You get out of bed and search your home. A downstairs window is broken. You get your gun and keep searching. You see someone standing next to your gun case. You point your gun at him a shout for him to put his hands up. Your robber says, Hay, It’s me, Brandon. You’ve caught this young man snooping around your property for the past several months. You turn him around, grab him by the back of the belt, and walk him downstairs. Your wife calls the police.
The 28-year-old robber is charged with felony first-degree burglary, felony breaking and entering and injury to real property. He was placed under a quarter million dollar bond and sent to jail. He has a long criminal history.
You’re behind the counter at your small liquor and convenience store. There is a lull as people go home for dinner. A customer comes in and shouts at you. You look up and see a middle-aged man with a gun in his hand. He tells you to hand over your money. You have your gun with you. The robber walks to the counter and pokes you in the head with his gun. You reach up, push his gun away. That is when you draw your firearm and shoot your attacker. Now the attacker runs away. You step into the back room and call the police.
The police found your attacker dead on your doorstep. They look at the surveillance video you have and say this was self-defense. The police chief said, “This small 63-year-old store owner is a hero. She defended herself when a robber put a gun to her head.” The officers also said your attacker had 29 prior arrests and a problem with drugs and alcohol.
Everyone in this business knows the 10-80-10 rule. Ten percent of your customers will love you no matter what. 80 percent appreciate your efforts, and the last 10 percent won’t be happy no matter how hard you try. The number of unsatisfied people goes up late at night, and it is 10pm now. A delivery driver complained that his order wasn’t ready when he arrived. It happens, and you apologize for the delay. The customer is yelling at you and starts to push you. Your dad is delivering orders to other tables. The argument gets louder and your dad comes up to stand next to you as well as other employees.
The angry customer pulls out a gun and threatens all of you. Everyone steps back and starts to run. The attacker shoots your dad.
You’re armed. You shoot your attacker. He shoots and hits you before he runs away.
Everyone calls the police. You’re taken to the hospital, but they won’t tell you how your dad is doing. You find out that your attacker had been arrested for three other violent attacks with a gun.
It is the middle of the morning and you’re picking up some snacks for lunch. You hear shouts from the checkout counter and look that way. A man is yelling and pointing his gun at the two clerks. Another customer backs away, and the two clerks are inching backwards with their hands in the air. The robber points his gun at the clerk’s head and shouts to open the cash register and give him the money.
What should you do? You step into the aisle and the robber shouts again for no one to move. You’re armed. You draw your gun and shoot the robber several times. The robber starts to turn and drops his gun. Now all of you run to the back of the store and call the police. There went your plans for the day..but the clerks and other customers were not hurt.
The store has everything on video and the police watch it. They say you’re a good Samaritan.
What would you do in these situations? Podcast and full discussion are at the link.
About 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.
Contact Elizabeth Hautman at Colorado Boots Firearms Instruction.