Criminals in Public and Crazy People at Home – More Self Defense Gun Stories

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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 Amanda Suffecool joins the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast to look at four new examples. Were these gun owners lucky, or were they well trained? (19-minute audio)

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

First story- Are you armed at work?

You own a jewelry store located in a large shopping mall. It is Friday afternoon when you look up and see two men walk in wearing masks. The masks on their faces aren’t unusual, but the hammers in their hands certainly are. These two men smash your display cases and grab your jewelry. They threaten you when you shout for them to stop.

You tell your customer to go to the back of your store. You have your concealed carry permit and you’re armed. You present your firearm and shoot your attackers. The robbers run from the store. You don’t chase them, Instead, you go to the room in back of your store and call 911.

Police find your two attackers in the mall and take them to the local hospital for treatment of cuts and gunshot wounds. No one else was injured. The robbers are charged with aggravated robbery.

Second Story- Are you armed in public?

You’re sitting in Waffle House finishing your meal. It is about midnight when two young men walk in with masks over their faces. They walk up to the cash register rather than taking one of the empty seats. They shout for the cook to open the register and hand over the money. The two robbers pull handguns from their pockets and point their guns at the cook.

You have your South Carolina concealed weapons permit. You’re armed and carrying concealed. You draw your firearm and point it at the robbers. One of the robbers sees you and both robbers run. One robber shoots at you as they head out the door.

Police review the video from the surveillance cameras and search the area. The two robbers are arrested, charged with armed robbery and also with possession of stolen firearms. They are held without bond.

Third story- Are you armed when you answer the door?

You and your wife are at home. It is about 4:30 in the afternoon when someone pounds on your door. You go see who it is, and a stranger pushes his way into your home. You push back. You’re armed. Your wife is behind you, and you draw and shoot your attacker several times. Now your attacker lets go of you.

You and your wife back up and she calls 911. You holster your gun. EMTs declare your attacker dead at the scene.

Police said your attacker crashed his car into two other vehicles before running across the street and forcing his way into your home.

Fourth story- Are you armed at home?

You and your roommate are at home. It is sunset when a stranger opens your front door and walks in. Neither you nor your roommate know who he is, and you ask the stranger to leave. Your roommate pushes him toward the door, and the stranger pushes back. A few seconds later and they are fighting each other.

You’re armed. You step closer and shoot the stranger in the head. Now your attacker stops and grabs his face. You and your roommate back away and call 911.

Police have to handcuff your attacker before the EMTs can treat him. Your attacker is taken to a hospital in serious but stable condition.

Your attacker is a convicted felon out on parole. He is charged with assault for attacking you and your roommate. His past convictions include drug possession and criminal possession of a weapon.

Links and text of the discussion at the podcast webpage.


Slow FactsAbout 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.

Contact Amanda Suffecool at her nationally syndicated radio show eye on the target radio. Call in and talk with her Sunday nights from 5 to 7 eastern time.

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Coelacanth
Coelacanth
3 months ago

Fortune favors the prepared.

RoyD
RoyD
3 months ago

I wonder who was the bright person who thought placing that handgun into the glovebox in that position was a smart and tactical thing to do. I would have thought that an editor would have caught that at least. But then, I do generally expect more from people than they have to give. Sigh.

Dave in Fairfax
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Dave in Fairfax
3 months ago
Reply to  RoyD

RoyD,

I saw that too and thought some other things as well. The magazine is in it, I just hope that it isn’t chambered. I wondered how many of the rules the owner broke routinely.

The pictures are stock photos, not done in-house, so the people who make them are just doing staging with props. They prolly don’t know a lot about what they are dealing with. Lighting is more important than Cooper, to them, as a result.

RoyD
RoyD
3 months ago

I took a closer look after you mentioned props and it is not a real gun as you can see the seam running down the middle of the frame from the muzzle to the bottom of the grip. I didn’t allow toy guns in our house when my kids were young for a reason.

Dave in Fairfax
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Dave in Fairfax
3 months ago
Reply to  RoyD

Good catch Roy, my eyes are getting old.

Arny
Arny
3 months ago
Reply to  RoyD

Never realizing the potential learning that could have come from toy gun. I usually enjoy your comments. But I find this one to be quite humerus. So your children were to dumb to learn the difference between a actual gun & a toy ? And did you leave firearms lying around for them not to know difference ? Were you deprived of toy guns ? Do you shoot people because you thought it to be a toy ? C’mon Man

Dave in Fairfax
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Dave in Fairfax
3 months ago
Reply to  Arny

Arny, Kids by definition are dumb. I have a lot of neighbors who can’t tell if a gun is real or not and the police routinely shoot people who have toy guns. It’s a bit safer to not cloud the issue when kids are young. RoyD was just being safe rather than sorry. Once they KNOW what real is, then having things around that may or may not be real is a lot safer. I’d hate to explain to my wife why our daughter picked up something that wasn’t made by Mattel and thought that it was. The results could… Read more »

RoyD
RoyD
3 months ago

I post and see you posted the short version of what I posted. Something about great minds.

Dave in Fairfax
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Dave in Fairfax
3 months ago
Reply to  RoyD

Different schools together.

RoyD
RoyD
3 months ago
Reply to  Arny

Perhaps you were confused about what I meant with the word young. I think they were around five when I let them have “toy” guns. By that time they were able to tell the difference between the real thing and a toy. I didn’t get a safe until about fifteen years ago so yes, if they had tried hard enough, they could have gotten their hands on a “real” gun. My guns were left with no rounds in the cylinder or no magazine in the gun. One of the benefits of living in a more civilized part of the country… Read more »

RoyD
RoyD
3 months ago

The sad thing is that these examples are probably how most of these encounters actually go down. I just shake my head when reading them.

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill
3 months ago

Always, ALWAYS have your gear with you, ready to. Your gear won’t help you if you can’t get to it. There’s a recent story found here on Ammoland about a man who answered his own front door in the middle of the night. He was armed, just as anyone should be in this situation. It was the cops. At least one of them panicked and shot the several times, killing him, murdering him. Bad shoot and a worthless dirt bag neighbor who sent them. Swatted the guy and his girl friend. This happened in Phoenix Arizona. Just something to think… Read more »