U.S.A.– (Ammoland.com)-You didn't see it in the news, but again this week, responsible gun owners defended themselves and the people they love. Self-defense instructor David Cole joins the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast to look at four new examples. Were these gun owners lucky, or were they well trained? (25-minute audio)
These victims survived lethal attacks because they had a gun..and a plan.
It is after midnight and you’re asleep. You’re jolted awake by someone beating on your front door. You hear glass breaking a second later. Now, you’re up. You grab your gun. You see your roommate in the hallway and have him call 911. He steps back toward his room. You see an intruder move into your house through the front door. The intruder moves toward you and you shoot.
Now the intruder runs back out of the home. You stay inside and wait for police. Police treat the intruder before EMTs arrive and take him to the hospital.
You came home from a business trip to find that your house had been robbed. You called the police, but you didn’t feel safe downstairs where you usually sleep. That’s why you went to bed upstairs and had your gun in the room with you.
It was five in the morning when you heard someone pry open the front door and walk into your home. The last thief had taken some of your guns, so you assume this thief is armed. You tell him to stop and to turn away from you. Unfortunately, you left your phone back in your room. You go down stairs and march the robber up to your room and your phone. That is where you hold the robber until the police arrive.
The 51 year old robber has prior convictions for burglary and is wanted in connection with a number of nearby break ins during the last month.
(Note- no shots fired)
You own a small market and corner store. It is almost midnight when four men rush in. They are wearing hoodies and masks, and two of them have guns in their hands. You’re being robbed.
You’re armed. You carry concealed. You wait a moment, but then the armed men move toward your two employees who are working behind the counter. You watch the other customers move away from the robbers. Now you have your chance. You draw your gun and shoot your attackers until they drop their firearms. The other two robbers run from the store.
You check on your employees and your customers. No one is hurt. Now you call 911.
It is dark outside and you’re pulling up to the curb in front of your home. The next thing you know is that a man is reaching into your car through the partially open window. There are five men trying to get inside. One reaches for the door lock and another man reaches for your purse. You grab your purse and grab your gun that is inside. You shoot at the men outside, shattering the car windows on that side of your car. The men run away. You reach into your purse and grab your phone. Now you call 911 and wait for police.
These gun owners saved lives in seconds. What could you do?
Podcast and full discussion at the podcast webpage.
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.