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 David Cole 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. (23-minute audio)
These victims survived lethal attacks because they had a gun..and a plan.
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You’re asleep in your home.. You’re startled awake. You thought you heard a sound like glass breaking. Even though it is four in the morning, you’re at home with your son, so you can’t pretend it didn’t happen. You get out of bed. Before you leave your bedroom, you also grab your handgun. Then you walk towards the back of the house where you thought the sound came from. You see a stranger standing in your kitchen. You yell at him. The intruder raises a gun and shoots at you. You shoot back. You both back up. Your attacker climbs back out the kitchen window he used to enter your home. You call the police. Neither you nor your 10 year old son are hurt.
Tag- No shots fired
You’re walking down the street in a residential neighborhood. You hear an 11 year old girl scream and you see a man pulling her off the street. The man is bending the girls arm behind her back. The man puts his free hand over the girls mouth and tells her to be quiet. You step forward and push the man. He falls down and lets go of the girl.
You draw your handgun and tell the man to leave the girl alone. The attacker runs away. You stay at the scene and call police.
Tag- No shots fired
You hear someone banging on your front door at three in the morning. You grab your shotgun and go to see what is happening. It’s your neighbor and she is standing there with her two small children asking to come inside. She says someone broke into her home and they escaped out the back window. You invite her in. She calms the children and calls the police.
You grab your gun and walk the hundred yards to her home. You assume the intruder ran away, but you see him standing in the middle of her home. He has something in his hands, so you point your shotgun at him and tell him not to move. You tell the intruder to lie down, and the intruder complies.
Police arrive a few minutes later and arrest the intruder. The intruder bites and punches the deputies before being arrested and cuffed.
You’re 73 years old, and tonight you’re driving for a ride sharing company. Your suspicious once the couple you’re carrying asks you to drive down an alley and stop the car. You turn around and see a gun in pointed in your face. The passenger hits you in the head with the gun. You duck down and open the car door. You back away. The woman runs, but the man with the gun follows you.
You have your Pennsylvania license to carry a firearm in public. You’re armed tonight. You move down the alley and present your gun. Your attacker has his gun pointed at you, so you shoot until he drops the gun. You back out of the alley and call police.
The police arrive and EMTs take you to the hospital for stitches to your face.
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.