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 Andee Reardon O'Brion 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? (21-minute audio)
These victims survived lethal attacks because they had a gun..and a plan.
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It is six o’clock in the evening and you’re working in the garage at the back of your property. You hear footsteps and look up to see two men. They tell you to hand over your wallet and phone. One of them has a gun. You’re being robbed in your own backyard.
You own a gun handgun. You’re carrying your firearm on your body. You move and draw your pistol. You shoot your attacker and back out of the garage. Your attackers shoot at you as they run away. You call the police.
The police detain you and then release you. They find your wounded attacker nearby. They arrest his accomplice a few hours later.
Your attackers are charged with aggravated assault and felony conspiracy. They have recent charges for felony possession of cocaine, misdemeanor possession of marijuana, and misdemeanor carrying a concealed weapon without a license.
You’re at home on a Saturday afternoon. You hear your 15-year-old son scream for help. You see the neighbor's dog biting him. You run outside and see the neighbor trying to stop the dog. It isn’t working and you hear your son’s bones breaking in the dog’s jaws. You own a gun. You’re armed. You shoot the dog and pull him off your son. You call the police.
Your son is taken to the hospital for seven bites to his arms and legs. The hospital staff decides to keep your son a few days so he can have surgery to repair his broken leg.
Your son and your neighbor say they were simply talking in the front yard when the dog attacked.
You’re working behind the counter of a cell phone store. It is late afternoon when you notice another customer walk in. He’s wearing a mask over his face. He has a gun in his hand and he points the gun at you. You’re being robbed at gunpoint.
The news report doesn’t say if you are working alone. It doesn’t say if there are other customers in the store. We don’t know who fired first, but we know you both fired your guns. The important point is that you’re armed and you have your gun on your body. You shoot your attacker and he runs away. You call the police.
Your attacker is taken to the hospital and charged with three counts of attempted robbery, two counts of attempted malicious wounding, seven counts of using a firearm in the commission of a felony, two counts of abduction, discharging a firearm in an occupied building and wearing a mask in public.
You hear someone outside. It is 11 pm and you call your husband. Both of you get your guns. Someone kicks their way through your back door. You both shoot the intruder as he walks into your home. You call the police.
The police and EMTs arrive a few minutes later.
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.