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 Elizabeth Hautman joins the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast to look at four new examples. Were these gun owners lucky, or did they have good habits? What can we learn from their experience?
These victims survived lethal attacks because they had a gun..and a plan.
You hear your friends shout from the front porch. It is Sunday afternoon and your ex-boyfriend is back. You took out a restraining order so he shouldn’t be here. He also brought a gun. You retreat to your bedroom and get your handgun. A second later your ex kicks in your front door. He shoots at you. You shoot back and you keep firing until he leaves. Now he runs away. State police are looking for the wounded man in several counties.
Your loading up your truck. It is Wednesday morning and the boat is ready to go. Your 10 year old son is in the truck. You hear the doors lock on your vehicle as your son shouts to you. You see a stranger come around the front of the truck and try to get in the driver’s side door. You have your concealed handgun license. You’re armed. You draw your firearm and point it at the stranger. You order him to the ground and call police.
The man who attempted to steal your truck and kidnap your son has prior convictions for burglary and had walked away from a work-release program.
You and your wife are at home on a Sunday afternoon. You hear something outside. You look out your front window and see your neighbor walking toward your house with shiny pipes in his hands. Your front door is locked, but you shout to your wife as you go to the back room and get your handgun. A moment later, the neighbor kicks in your front door. You shoot him and he runs away. The police find two large kitchen knives on the driveway where your neighbor dropped them.
The police take your neighbor to the hospital. He is mentally retarded and bi-polar. He says he attacked you because you were controlling the electronic devices in his house. He was arrested when he left the hospital.
You and your family run a seasonal fireworks stand. You’re behind the cash register at dusk on the third of July. You see a man get out of a car, but the car doesn’t park. The man pulls on a black sweatshirt and pulls the hood over his face. That seems suspicious, so you turn your body and put your hand on your gun. The man doesn’t shop for anything, but comes directly to the checkout line. The stranger draws a gun and points it at you. He demands your money. Then he waves the gun at other employees and at your 13 year old daughter. You draw your gun and shoot your attacker. He runs from the fireworks tent, but can’t get into the getaway car. The female getaway driver leaves him behind on the ground.
You call 911. No one else is hurt, not your family and not your customers. EMTs take your attacker to the hospital where he dies.
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.