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 Tiffany Johnson 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? (24-minute audio)
These victims survived lethal attacks because they had a gun..and a plan.
You hear strangers enter your home. It is 3 in the morning, and the intruders don’t have to kick in your garage door. That is because your car and your keys were stolen yesterday, and the locksmith didn’t have the new locks yet. You move toward your family and see two strangers standing in your kitchen. You retrieve your rifle and shoot them. They shoot back as they run from your home. Your family is safe, and you call the police.
Police find stolen articles that the armed burglars left behind. They find jewelry and firearms, but those aren’t yours. The police also find one of the burglars at the hospital a few hours later. Then they collect more stolen guns and valuables at the burglar’s house.
Four suspects were arrested on charges including burglary, aggravated assault, attempted felony murder with a firearm, car theft, and possession of weapon by a felon. The youngest suspect was 16 years old.
It is four in the afternoon when you hear someone knock at the door of your apartment. You aren’t expecting visitors. You hear voices outside, and the strangers knock again. You have your pistol with you when you open the door. Two strangers push their way inside and knock you down. One of the robbers is carrying a rifle. You present your pistol and shoot the robbers. They run away.
You get up and call the police. The cops find a tail of blood leading away from your door.
You walked out of a gambling hall. You’re almost at your car when a man approaches you. He demands your money. The robber sprays you with pepper spray and hits you in the head. He tries to go through your pockets.
You’re armed. You shoot your attacker several times. Your attacker runs away and you call police. It is hard to use your phone when you’re crying from pepper spray.
The police find your attacker a half mile away and take him to the hospital. It is the middle of the afternoon. You’re 80 years old. Your attacker has a criminal record and is 73 years old.
It is after midnight. A man walks up to you as you work the counter at your convenience store. You ask how you can help him. He says to give him all your money. You back away from the cashregister. The robber charges around the counter and yells at you to give him the money now.
You’re armed. You shoot [at] your attacker. Now the robber runs away. You stop shooting and call the police.
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.