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? (22-minute audio)
These victims saved lives because they had a gun and good habits.
You drive up to your home and park. As you’re about to get out of your car, a neighbor comes up and starts yelling at you. Your neighbor has been drinking and you ask him to leave your property. Your neighbor throws his drink at you and turns away. You get out of your car and your neighbor comes back and grabs you by the throat. Your neighbor is larger and heavier than you are, and he pushes you back against your car. It is hard to breathe.
You’re armed. You draw your firearm and shoot your attacker. Now, he lets go of your throat. You run inside your home and call 911. You ask for both EMTs and the police.
Your attacker died at the hospital. You’re arrested and then released when an investigator from the state’s attorney's office said you acted in self-defense.
It is 8:30 at night. You’re on your way to visit a friend’s apartment. You’re walking between the buildings when a stranger comes out of the dark. He grabs you and pushes something against your stomach. He says it is a gun and to give him everything.
You have your carry permit. You’re armed. You shoot your attacker and run away.
When you’re safe, you call the police. You meet them and give a statement. They take your gun and send you on your way.
You’re working on a project in your backyard. It is after dark and you hear your dog barking. She sounds upset, so you go into your house and follow the sound. You see that one of your side doors is open, so you grab your shotgun and move toward your dog. Your dog is barking at the door to your young daughter’s room.
You’re about to enter her room when a naked stranger comes out of her room with a mask over his face. He is carrying something large in his hands and he’s running toward you. You shoot twice. Your attacker falls down, and you run to your daughter’s room to make sure she is OK.
The gunshots woke everyone up. You and your wife check on the rest of your kids and on your nanny living with you. You call 911. EMTs declare your attacker dead at the scene.
No one knows why the attacker chose your house, but neighbors reported attempted break-ins a few minutes earlier.
You are startled awake by the sound of breaking glass. Your wife is awake as well. You grab your gun and go investigate the sound in your house. You see an intruder in your home. He lunges at you and grabs for your gun. The gun goes off, and you are able to throw your attacker to the floor. You hold him down until the police arrive.
Your wife treats a cut your face. The police notice your broken front door.
Links and text of the discussion at the podcast webpage.
About Rob Morse
Rob Morse 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.