U.S.A.– (Ammoland.com)- You didn’t see this news covered by the mainstream media, but again this week, responsible gun owners defended themselves and the people they love. Self-defense instructor Amanda Suffecool joins the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast to look at four new examples. Were these gun owners lucky, or were they well trained? (23-minute audio)
These victims survived lethal attacks because they had a gun..and good habits.
You’re on your way home after work. The sun is setting when your teenage daughter calls you. She says two strange men are knocking on the doors and windows of your home. While you’re talking with her, your daughter says the strangers broke the glass door at the back of the house. You tell her to lock herself in the back bathroom. You drive faster and call the police.
The police tell you to wait outside your home until officers arrive. You have your concealed carry permit. You’re armed. You enter your home and go to your daughter. She is unhurt. You tell her to lock herself in the bathroom again and you stand guard until the police clear the house.
You gave the police good pictures of the intruders from your security system.
You’re doing early morning chores outside your home when you hear your girlfriend scream. You rush back inside and see two men with beating your girlfriend and holding her down. The men are armed with a gun and a knife. You grab your shotgun and shoot at them. They run. You call police and EMTs. You girlfriend goes to the hospital for a checkup. Fortunately, she is only bruised.
The police find one of your attackers at the hospital.
You walk out of a store late at night. As you’re walking across the parking lot, you notice that someone is inside your car. You shout for him to get out. Someone in a black SUV nearby shoots at you. You shoot back. The robber gets out of your car and jumps into the SUV before it drives away.
You call police. The SUV drops off the wounded robber at a nearby hospital.
You’re working in the back room of your jewelry store. You look up to see several young men rush through the front door. Now there are four men wearing masks and with hammers in their hands. They are threatening your employees and smashing your display cases.
You’re armed. You draw your gun, step to the doorway, and shoot your attackers. The robbers run away. You check on your employees and call the police.
Fortunately, your employes aren’t hurt. Police look at the security video from your store and from other stores nearby. The police locate the robbers and the getaway vehicle. They also find drugs and stolen jewelry from other stores. Two of the robbers were wounded.
Links and text of the 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.