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 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? (23-minute audio)
These victims survived lethal attacks because they had a gun..and good habits.
You hear crashing sounds from the back of your house. The sounds repeat again and again. You grab your shotgun and go to find out what is happening. You see someone with an axe beating on your back door. You shout for him to leave and tell him that you’re armed. When the door breaks, you have your shotgun pointed at the intruder. Now, the intruder looks at you, looks at the gun, and drops the axe. He turns and runs away. You let him go. You stay in your house and call the police. Officers take a description of your intruder and arrest him as he’s walking down the street a few blocks away.
Tag- no shots fired.
You make an early morning food delivery to an apartment complex. You’re walking back to your car when a stranger comes up to you. The stranger asks you if you know what time it is. You don’t answer, and the stranger draws a gun. You draw yours, and the stranger walks away before you shoot. You duck down between the cars and dart back to your car. You call the cops and drive to a nearby convenience store. Once the cops are back at the apartment building, you drive back and give the police a description of your attacker.
The police find your attacker at the next apartment building.
Tag- no shots fired.
It is early Sunday morning. You stopped to get gas and a soft drink. You see a security guard talking to two men outside the convenience store. The two men attack the guard. They keep hitting the guard even after he is down on the ground. You shout for them to stop. One of the men looks up and charges you. You have your concealed carry permit. You’re armed. You draw your gun and shoot your attacker once in the chest. Now he stops. You step back and call the police.
Later, the police told you your attacker jumped the security guard because he was peeing in public was the guard asked him to leave.
It is after dark. You and your co-worker are getting ready to close up for the day. Two men come inside your beauty supply store. They are dressed in black, wearing masks over their faces, and they have guns in their hands. They demand the money from the cash register. You draw your firearm and shoot one of your attackers and he drops to the floor. The other attacker runs away.
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.