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 Elizabeth Hautman joins the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast to look at four new examples. Were these gun owners lucky, or were they well trained? (24-minute audio)
These victims survived lethal attacks because they had a gun..and good habits.
You’re a woman home alone on a Thursday morning. You live in an ordinary suburban neighborhood. It is about 10 am when a stranger knocks on your door. He asks if you have jumper cables he can borrow. You don’t have any. A few minutes later, the stranger opens your door, grabs you by the throat, and throws you to the ground. You’re armed. You draw your handgun and your attacker runs. You close and lock the door. Then you call the police.
Tag- No shots fired.
You’re getting out of your car at 2:30 on a weekday morning. A car drives by and stops. The passenger points a gun out the window and tells you to hand it over. You have your concealed carry permit. You’re armed. You hand over your wallet and your phone. You step to the side, draw your firearm, and shoot at your attackers. They drive away. You have to shout for help since you lost your phone.
You run a small grocery/convenience store. It is about 9 at night when you hear shouting from the front of the store. You check the video monitors and you see two robbers pointing guns at your employees. You’re armed. You step into the store, draw your firearm, and shoot your attackers. Both attackers shoot their guns as they run from the store.
You check on your employees and your customers. They are uninjured, then you call the police. Security video shows the men outside and inside the store. There is no evidence that your shots hit the attackers.
You’re in your room. It is about 9 at night when you hear shouts and voices from the front of the house. That doesn’t sound right, so you look down the hall. You see two masked men who have guns pointed at your housemates. They tell your friends to get down on the floor. You have a rifle in your room. You get your gun and shoot your attackers. They run. Your roommates are shaken and bruised, but not seriously injured.
You call the police.
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.
Elizabeth instructs in Colorado Springs at her private range in Black Forest. Contact her at Colorado Boots Firearms Instruction.