U.S.A.– (Ammoland.com)- Here is the news you don't get from the mainstream media. Again this week, responsible gun owners defend themselves and the people they love. Self-defense instructor Ben Branam joins the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast to look at four new examples. Were these gun owners lucky, or did they practice and have a plan? What can we learn from their experience?
These victims survived lethal attacks because they had a gun..and a plan.
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You’re working in your brother’s convenience store. It is 8 in the morning when a customer comes in wearing a black hoodie with a red shirt pulled over his head. That doesn’t look right. You’re armed, and so is your brother. You look for him, but your brother is in the back room. You step to the side and put your hand near your gun. The customer has a gun in his hand, and now the gun is pointed at you. You’re being robbed at gunpoint. You give the robber the money from the till. There are other customers in the store, and the robber still has his gun out.
You shoot the robber, and now he runs away. You and your brother call police.
You are asleep, but you thought you heard something. Was that someone in the house. You hear in again, and then see a light turn on down the hall. You’re living alone..except for the intruder who is in your house. You get your gun and stand at your bedroom doorway. The intruder steps into the hall and you shoot him. Now he runs away. You hear shouting outside. You go back to your bedroom and call police. A sheriff’s deputy who lives in the neighborhood has already captured three of the four suspects. One is taken to the hospital for gunshot wounds on his arm and leg.
You own an auto repair and paint shop. It is almost closing time and people are coming in to pick up their cars for the day. You hear gunshots outside. A second later, the glass on the front of your building shatters and your hear more gunshots. You step into your office and grab a shotgun you keep there. As you come back out of your office you see a man with a gun enter your store with a gun in his hand. He is pointing the gun at your employees and your customers. You shoot the attacker in the face and neck. Now your attacker runs away. You call 911 and ask for police and EMTs.
The attacker was an angry customer who was threatening your family. You had a restraining order out against him. He is charged with six counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, one count of shooting into occupied property, and possession of a firearm by a felon.
It isn’t easy, but you’re walking back to your car. You have a handicapped placard, but there wasn’t a handicapped parking place near the door of the police station. A man approaches you and shouts that you’re not handicapped. You tell him to go away. A second later he’s back and swinging a metal bar at your head. You put up a hand to defend yourself.
You have your Wisconsin concealed carry permit. You are armed. You grab your gun from your purse and shoot your attacker.
You’re screaming for help. A man runs up and points a gun at you. The stranger says he’s with the FBI and to drop the gun. You spread your fingers and your gun falls to the ground. The stranger pushes you onto the ground and handcuffs you.
Witnesses say you’re the victim. You’re uncuffed and your attacker is charged.
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 Ben Branam at Modern Self Protection.com