Many Robbers and Few Defenders – More Self-Defense Gun Stories

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At the Bank, at Work, and as You Stop for Gas- More Self Defense Gun Stories

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? (21-minute audio)

These victims saved lives because they had a gun..and good habits.

First story-  Are you armed at work?  

You’re behind the counter at a convenience store. It is after dark and you’re getting ready to close. Two young men run into the store through the front door. They are wearing black sweatshirts. They have the hoods pulled over their heads and masks pulled over their faces. They have guns pointed at you. This is called a clue.

You’re armed. You present your gun and have it pointed at the end of the aisle. The two robbers see your gun and they turn and run.

You holster your firearm and call the police. You show the police the store security video of the two young men.

Note – No shots fired

Second Story-  Are you armed on the street?

You’re walking down the residential street after dark. Three men come out of the darkness, and they move toward you. One of them pulls a gun from his pocket and points the gun at you. They demand your valuables.

You’re armed. You shoot your armed attacker. Before you can shoot your other attackers, all three of them run away. You call the police.

The police find your attacker at the hospital seeking treatment.

Third story- Are you armed when you’re driving?

You park your car and lock it. As you get out of your car, a truck pulls in behind you. A man jumps out of the truck and tells you to hand over your keys. The robber has a gun in his hands. You hand him your keys, but the robber doesn’t put his gun away. You start to run and the robber tries to shoot at you. You’re armed. You present your firearm and shoot your attacker. Your armed attacker runs one way and the truck drives off in the other direction.

You’re shaken, but not hurt. You call the police.

Fourth story- Are you armed when you’re throwing a party on your front porch?

It is Friday night. Someone is cooking on the front porch. You’re talking to friends when three strangers walk up off the street. Two of them have guns out and pointed at the people at the party. They tell you to hand it over.

You have your Texas license to carry. You’re armed. You move to get a clear shot, and then draw your firearm. You shoot the armed attacker closest to you. The other two attackers run away.

Everyone calls the police. EMTs take the wounded attacker to the hospital.

Links and text of the discussion at the podcast webpage.


Slow FactsAbout 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 Hautman instructs on her private firing range in Black Forest, Colorado. Contact her at Colorado Boots Firearms Instruction.

 

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JIAZ
JIAZ
9 months ago

Purse Carry Beats Punk with Knife “The victim said she was coming from Starbucks and was entering her vehicle on the driver’s side when the suspect opened the front passenger door and got into her vehicle. The victim said the suspect punched her on the right side of her face with his right hand and pulled a knife on her. The victim said she she was able to reach into her purse where her gun was located and the suspect proceeded to slap her on the left side of her neck/face area. The victim informed officers she was able to… Read more »

Finnky
Finnky
9 months ago
Reply to  JIAZ

– Brave of her, but poor judgement. It worked, but within arms length – don’t make threats or give warnings. Too likely they will be able to push gun aside and stab you. Just accept the hole in your purse – shoot as soon as you are able regardless of what is in the way (as long as it’s not your child in the way 🙂 )

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
9 months ago
Reply to  Finnky

@Finky, The true warrior does not limit themselves to one technique or train to only one scenario. Shooting through one’s coat pocket or purse is ok, but going to the inside to get to the solar plexus or throat is also good.

PMinFl
PMinFl
9 months ago
Reply to  JIAZ

Follow up story: armed woman barred from Starbucks for life.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
9 months ago
Reply to  PMinFl

@USA, An excellent idea! I, hereby, issue a lifetime ban against Starbucks for their attempts to control people’s thinking and actions! Sorry Starbucks, you brought it on yourself.

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill
9 months ago

Yup, you have to have your gear on for it to do it’s job. Past that you need situational awareness, competency and willingness to engage the threat(s). In each of these situations the police were NOT present. In each of these situations the event was over with long before anyone could call 911, much less have the police roll up on site. In each of these situations the first responder was the civilian with a firearm. In each of these situations the good guy with a gun stopped the bad guy(s) with a gun. In each of these situations, I… Read more »

AnotherLEO
AnotherLEO
9 months ago

As a medically retired LEO I can tell you that Police are NEVER there!! We are “responders” by definition. People must take personal responsibility for their safety and the safety of their loved-ones… yet that is EXACTLY what the politicians are trying to eradicate. A dependent society… one that they can force into modern day servitude… When people recognize the inability of Police to PROTECT, who do they blame?? The police… politicians continue raking in their ridiculous salaries WHILE enjoying the benefits of quite literally being part of a ruling class. We all see where this is headed. There is… Read more »