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 Ben Branam joins the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast to look at four new examples. Were these gun owners lucky, or were they well trained? (21-minute audio)
These victims survived lethal attacks because they had a gun..and good habits.
You’re sitting on your front porch before 9 in the evening. A stranger comes up to you and asks you a question. The next thing you know, the stranger has a gun out of his pocket and demands you empty your pockets.
You have your concealed carry permit. You’re armed. You stand up to give your attacker what he asked for. You reach into your pockets and then shoot your attacker. He tries to run away and falls to the ground. You call the police.
The police take your attacker to the hospital.
You’re sitting in your truck in downtown Tulsa at five in the morning. You’re waiting for your construction crew to arrive and start work. You look up when you hear a loud sound. A stranger is beating your truck with a length of rebar. The stranger smashes your windows. You’re armed. You shoot your attacker until he drops the rebar and steps away from your truck.
You call the police. EMTs take your attacker to the hospital. They take you in for questioning and then release you.
You’re working at the checkout aisle of a grocery store. It is noon when a man runs into the store wearing a mask over his face. He jumps over the counter and starts beating you. You fall to the ground.
You’re armed. You draw your gun and shoot at your attacker. Now your attacker runs away. No other customers or employees are hurt. Your co-workers call police.
Nearby police saw your attacker run from the store and arrest him. EMTs take you to the hospital.
You’re in the back bedroom of your home. You’re tired. It is nine at night and your eight months pregnant. Your husband and your 11 year old daughter are in the family room. You hear a crash, shouts, and screams. You get up and look down the hallway to see your husband on the floor. A masked man is beating him while another man has hold of your daughter and is kicking your husband. The attacker stops beating your husband and shoots at you.
You step back into the bedroom and grab the loaded rifle you keep there. You peak into the hallway and shoot one of the attackers as he comes toward you. Both attackers run away.
You check on your family and call EMTs.
Your husband is taken to the hospital with a fractured eye socket, a fractured sinus cavity, and a concussion. He required 20 stitches and three staples to close his wounds. Your daughter is unhurt.
Your attackers kicked in your back door. Police found one of your attackers dead in a ditch near the road.
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.
Contact Ben Branam at Modern Self Protection.com