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 Andee Reardon O'Brion 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 work as a package delivery driver. It is a week before Christmas and you are very busy. At seven in the evening, you drop off another package at a home and turn to leave. A stranger is moving toward you. This stranger has a gun in his hand and he tells you to go back to your truck. You have your Pennsylvania License to Carry Firearms. You’re armed. You do as you’re told and go back to the truck. You give the robber your wallet. Your robber also grabs a package you were going to deliver. Then he tells you to hand over your employee identification card, so you give that to him as well.
It isn’t clear what happened next, but the robber shoots you in the stomach. You draw your gun and defend yourself. You shoot your attacker several times, and now he runs away. You drive to a shopping center and park next to the policeman who is standing in front of the grocery store. You shout that you’ve been shot. The policeman calls EMS. You give the cop a description of your attacker. The EMTs take you to the hospital. The police find your attacker in an alley nearby and take him to the hospital as well.
A woman walks into your shop and says she has some baseball cards to sell. You look at the cards and offer to buy them. You’re ringing up the sale when a man wearing a mask walks through the door. He says to give him the money. She says, you’d better do what he says because he has a gun. One of the cards in your pocket is a concealed carry of weapons license. You’re armed today. The man pushes you out of the way and you push back. The woman tries to get behind you. You push your attackers away and draw your firearm. Now they run for the door. You call the police.
It is a few minutes after noon when you hear shouts outside your home. One of the voices is your husband yelling for help. You grab your gun and move from your bedroom toward the front door. Three strangers are attacking your husband in your front room. They are demanding money. One of them is armed. The armed attacker shoots at you. You raise your gun to fire, and the attackers run away.
You check on your husband and then call EMTs and the police. Your security camera has pictures of your attackers.
You get a phone call that a friend needs some help. It is dark outside, but you drive over. Instead of finding your friend, you find four young men armed with baseball bats and a gun. They tell you to hand over your wallet and your phone.
You have your CCW permit. You’re armed. Your attackers move to surround you. That is when you step back and draw your gun. You shoot the attacker who has a gun in his hand, then you shoot the closest attacker who has a bat. Your other attackers run away.
It isn’t clear from news reports whether you ran away, or drove away, but you call the police once you’re safe. Police and EMTs take your attackers to the hospital. Five teenagers planned to rob you, kidnap you, and hold you for ransom. The judge sets their bail at a million dollars each.
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.