U.S.A.– (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 training? 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.
You make deliveries for a florist. It is the middle of the day and you filled the van with gasoline before you returned to the shop. Two men follow you from the gas station across the street. You park at the back of the flower shop and these two men yell at you to stop. You turn around and see one of the men with a gun in his hand. You run towards the back door of the store, and your attacker shoots at you. You slide on the pavement, fall down, and then scramble inside. You slam the door closed behind you.
You shout to your five co-workers that you’ve been attacked. You run to the cash register and grab your gun. A second later, your attacker runs in the front door and starts shooting at everyone. You shoot back. Now your attacker runs away.
You call police. There were customers inside the store only a few seconds before the shooting began. Police arrest your attacker and charge him with six counts of aggravated assault.
It is an hour after sunset and you’re walking back home. You live in a heavily wooded area outside of town. The homes are hundreds of yards apart. You hear something crashing through the brush and you ask who is there. A strange man appears from the woods and you shout for him to stop. He turns toward you and runs faster. You’re armed. You backup and present your firearm. You shoot your assailant. Now he turns away. You back into your house and call police.
Police are in the area looking for an car thief who was described as armed and dangerous. They find the stolen car nearby. They find your attacker nearby as well. He’s taken to the hospital and then to jail. The police continue to search your property for your attacker’s firearm.
Thank goodness for good neighbors. You and your dad work together in your real estate business. A neighbor said there were strangers around one of your listings, and the property should have been vacant. You and your dad visit the next day. You open the door and find someone inside. The young man says to get out of his home. The squatter said he has a knife, and he’ll stab you. He says he has a gun and he’ll shoot you if you don’t leave. You say this is your house, and the attacker punches you in the nose. Your dad grabs him, the the two men wrestle. You and your dad have concealed carry permits. You’re both armed.
You don’t want your dad to be hurt so you backup and draw your gun. You say you’ll shoot the attacker unless he lets go of your dad. The two men seperate, and your dad pushes the young man to the floor. You sit on him and call the police. The police say they are already on the way after a neighbor heard you scream.
Your attacker was charged with assault, menacing and trespassing.
It is seven in the morning on Sunday. A facial expression is worth a thousand words, and your girlfriend looks shocked after she reads a text on her phone. A few seconds later your girlfriend’s 11 year old daughter runs into your room. She shouts that there is a stranger in her room. Your girlfriend’s two younger daughters in the house as well. You walk into your daughter’s room and see a pile of men’s clothes. You search the house and see a man in his underwear standing in the kitchen. You shout for him to leave. The stranger growls and attacks you.
Your girlfriend gets your gun. You push your attacker away and grab the gun from your girlfriend. You shoot your attacker six times and he retreats out the door.
You call police. They find your attacker a few houses away. They also find heroin in the pocket of the pants he left behind. Your attacker faces charges for first-degree burglary, possession of a controlled substance and fourth-degree assault.. when he gets out of the hospital.
What would you do in these situations? Podcast and full discussion 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.