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 Tony Simon joins the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast to look at four new examples. Were these gun owners lucky, or were they well trained? (17-minute audio)
These victims survived lethal attacks because they had a gun..and a plan.
You’re in your apartment during the middle of the day. You hear a crashing sound. Then hear people walking around in the apartment upstairs from you. You know the occupants of that apartment and they are usually at work at this time. You call police. A few minutes later, three men kick in the door of your apartment. You’re armed. You shoot one of the attackers and all three of them run away. Police arrest one of the robbers at the local hospital. Several of the neighbors complained of similar breakins.
It is dark outside when you park your truck in front of your family’s home. You get out of your truck and see two men approaching you from behind. They have their faces covered, and one of them is armed. They demand your wallet, phone, and keys. You’re being robbed.
You have your concealed carry permit. You’re armed. You step back and draw your firearm. Your attacker shoots you in the leg. You shoot him in the chest and both robbers run. You shout for your family to come help you. They take you to the hospital. That is where you tell police you were attacked.
Police find your robber a few blocks from your home. They take him to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. The police are looking for his accomplice.
You’re standing in the checkout line of a gas station convenience store. Two young men rush in waving a gun around. You’re closest to them, so they tell you to hand over your wallet and phone. You do. Then the armed robber points the gun at the clerk and demand the money in the cash register.
You have your concealed carry permit. You’re armed. You slowly step back and present your pistol. You shoot both robbers. They run from the store. You call police. The police take your gun and the gun the robbers dropped. The police find your attackers at the hospital where one of them died. The second attackers is charged with several counts of armed robbery.
It is about ten at night and the customers are starting to thin out at your small restaurant. A young man walks in and tells everyone not to move and to put your hands up. Your four employees slowly raise their hands. You’re at the back of the stack, so you raise one hand. Your robber has a gun pointed at your employees and at your partner. Your partner is armed. You reach the top of his pants and grab his gun. You slowly turn the gun toward your attacker. You shoot your attacker several times. Your attacker runs away. Your partner calls police.
Your attacker ran to a waiting car. His accomplices dumped his dead body on the street.
What would you do in these situations? Podcast and full discussion at the link.
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.