At Home, as You Drive, and on the Street – 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 David Cole joins the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast to look at four new examples. Were these gun owners lucky, or were they well trained? (20-minute audio)

First story- Are you armed at home?

You are at home on a Sunday afternoon. You hear sounds from the back of your house. The back door is suddenly shattered and a man and a woman walk into your home. You shout for them to leave, but they keep coming toward you. You own a gun. You’re armed in your home. You present your handgun and shoot your closest attacker. You only make one shot before your two attackers turn and run away. You call the police and hear your attackers drive away.

The police find both of your attackers a few blocks from your house. EMTs take your male attacker to the hospital where he is in serious but stable condition from a bullet wound to his chest.

Second Story- Are you armed in public?

You’re crossing the street an hour before sunrise. Two teenagers step out from behind a home and walk toward you on the sidewalk. They put up their hands and tell you to stop. They’re armed, and each teenager has a gun pointed at you. They tell you to empty your pockets. Your wallet has a concealed carry card in it. You’re a gun owner, and you’re armed today. The news story doesn’t say how you did it, but you shoot both of your attackers until they drop their guns. You run from the scene and call 911. You walk back to the scene when police arrive.

EMTs transport one of your attackers to the hospital for treatment. The other attacker is declared dead at the scene. Police find their firearms and your shell casings on the street where you were armed. You talk to the police and to detectives before you’re released.

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

It is an hour or so after midnight. You and your girlfriend stop to get gas. You park your car at the pumps near the door to the convenience store. You’re pumping gas when a truck pulls up beside you. That driver jumps out of his truck and jumps into your SUV.

You stop pumping gas and move toward the driver’s side door. You have your Texas concealed carry permit. You’re armed. You present your concealed firearm and shoot your attacker. Now your attacker runs away.

You and your girlfriend call 911. Police find your attacker behind the gas station. EMTs take him to the hospital. Police say your attacker ran into another car on the highway with his truck just before he pulled into the gas station.

Fourth story- Are you armed when you go shopping?

You’re shopping at a grocery store a little after noon. You’re walking past the sporting goods and automotive isles when you hear someone scream. You turn and see an elderly man being attacked by a much younger man. You have your Michigan concealed carry license. You’re armed. You draw your firearm and shout for the attacker to stop. The attacker turns to leave, and you shout, ‘Stop, or I’ll shoot.’ You also shout for help. Store employees call the police. You tell them you have your carry permit.

You holster your firearm when the police arrive. EMT’s declare the 85 year old victim to be dead at the scene from knife wounds to his head and neck. Police say the 29 year old attacker is an unemployed homeless man.

Bail was set at 10 million dollars.

Tag- no shots fired

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 David Cole at deltabravocharlie.com

 

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Get Out
Get Out
1 month ago

Amendment II
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

Last edited 1 month ago by Get Out
Will
Will
1 month ago
Reply to  Get Out

Why is it so hard for so many people to understand those words?

Get Out
Get Out
1 month ago
Reply to  Will

IMOA, it’s because the 2A is in their way and doesn’t fit their agenda. They’re hoping to disarm everyone so they can impose their will onto the disarmed population like Venezuela Gun Control tried to do, it’s been a failure so far because the people refused to comply.
A Lesson For Americans: Venezuelan Exile Rues The Day They Let Hugo Chavez Take Their Gunshttps://lidblog.com/venezuelan-gun-confiscation/

ochwill
ochwill
1 month ago

I’m wondering why you don’t describe the dozens of gun suicides, gun homicides and accidental gun deaths that occur every day? They far outnumber your good guy with a gun propaganda BS examples. Every gun violence incident is caused by a good guy with a gun who went to being a bad guy with a gun when that person used their gun to do what its designed to do. Kill someone. Sieg heil.

Mikial
Mikial
2 months ago

Yes to all four questions. My wife and I are both armed and trained, and carry at all times.

Captain Witold Pilecki
Captain Witold Pilecki
1 month ago
Reply to  Mikial

And I as well. Fudds I know just can’t wrap their head around being armed all the time. I ask them what harm my unused, holstered, and concealed weapon causes anyone? They have no answer, and just keep repeating “no one needs to carry a gun all the time.” I tell them it is just a tool for preparedness at my disposal, like having a fire extinguisher in the house or a jack, irons, and spare tire in my truck.

Nope. Fudds just gonna Fudd.

Last edited 1 month ago by Captain Witold Pilecki
ochwill
ochwill
1 month ago

Your “unused, holstered and concealed weapon” is a threat to you, your family and everyone else. Ownership of the weapon confers the ability to engage in deadly acts as you well know but don’t have the intellect or morality to admit.

RetMCCC
RetMCCC
2 months ago

I’ve developed a habit of taking my keys with me when I pump gas. Most of the time I also lock my vehicle (still working on this habit).

toomanyhobbies
toomanyhobbies
2 months ago
Reply to  RetMCCC

if I am not in my car, neither are my keys…..period.

Finnky
Finnky
2 months ago

I question decision to shout rather than shoot in the forth story. Article does not say whether others were performing effective first aid on the victim. If not, how do you hold the perp at gunpoint and simultaneously provide first aid? This can turn into a situation where one must perform triage, deciding which life is more worthy of your protective capabilities. In my mind, the attackers acts have already made that determination.

ochwill
ochwill
1 month ago
Reply to  Finnky

Gun numpty chugging his Kool Aid…Any questions about the dozens of gun sucides and gun homicides that occur daily in America ??? No ??? Not surprised dumbass.

HikerJohn316
HikerJohn316
2 months ago

I question that the third story was a good shoot.. Shooting an unarmed man that jumped into your car when you are not in the car would result in charges against you in many states. In this situation you are not in imminent danger of death or great bodily harm. The guy could claim that he thought it was his friends truck and he jumped in to get a cigarette. I would not want to testify in front of a jury on why I used deadly force against an unarmed man. I know it is Texas, but even the hero… Read more »

BigJim
BigJim
2 months ago
Reply to  HikerJohn316

If your infant child was in the backseat?

Choogie
Choogie
2 months ago
Reply to  BigJim

You are Absolutely right BigJim ! Not only could there have been a baby but there was a woman in the vehicle as well. She could just as easily have been his wife and who knows where or what could have happened to her had that attacker been allowed to take her and that vehicle away into the night. No sir, that guy would have been shot by me in a heartbeat. There are but miliseconds to react to a situation like that and the owner of that vehicle did the right thing.

Finnky
Finnky
2 months ago
Reply to  HikerJohn316

Not explicitly stated, but clear that stranger had jumped into the driver’s seat. With girlfriend in my he SUV, keys we’re probably in the ignition. Would have been better if girlfriend had shot man attempting to kidnap her but boyfriend acted in defense of others (girlfriend) as well as legitimate protection of property. Assuming girlfriend was in front passenger seat, shooter could not line up directly outside the window as that would put girlfriend in line of fire if any misses. As for Jack Wilson, how hard do you think prosecutor was trying? Do you think a conviction would have… Read more »

Watch um
Watch um
2 months ago
Reply to  Finnky

If I am not mistaken all self defense shoots in Texas have to go to the grand jury.

Watch um
Watch um
2 months ago
Reply to  HikerJohn316

His girlfriend was in his vehicle, this is a carjacking and he had a right to shoot.

Coelacanth
Coelacanth
1 month ago
Reply to  HikerJohn316

Just because a perpetrator is “unarmed” doesn’t mean they’re not dangerous.

nrringlee
nrringlee
2 months ago

As civil society declines as the direct result of progressive public policy self defense must increase. Progressive realize the only way they can erase their tracks is to erase your ability to resist. This is where government becomes null and citizens must band together and act to defend their own lives and property. Funny. That is how government started in the first place. In this matter our Founders were clear: when government becomes an end to itself it is time to end government in its current form and reestablish government dedicated to the single task of defending liberty. We are… Read more »

normdvorak
normdvorak
2 months ago

As per the 2nd Amendment of the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights there should be no Concealed License to Carry Permit required to carry a gun for your own protection and the protection of your family and others in need.

Watch um
Watch um
2 months ago
Reply to  normdvorak

I agree, but the only way to accomplish this is to vote for people who believe that, but liberal states will never do that. Only when the Supreme Court takes up the issue and does the correct ruling will it happen. Why do you think the Supreme Court has not taken up the issue ? Because they know they would have to agree with your statement.