By Day and by Night, at Work and as you Drive – More Self Defense Gun Stories

Carjackers Stopped by Armed Driver - Armed Citizen Stories, iStock-595328708
Carjackers Stopped by Armed Driver – Armed Citizen Stories, iStock-595328708

U.S.A. -( You probably didn’t see this news covered by the mainstream media, but again last week, responsible gun owners defended themselves and the people they love. Self-defense instructor Tony Simon joins the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast to look at four new examples. Were these gun owners lucky, or did they have a plan? (21-minute audio)

First story- Are you armed as you drive?

It is 11 at night when you’re driving down the street. A man pulls up beside you and yells threats at you. You don’t know the stranger or know why he is upset. You pull into a nearby hotel and ask the doorman to call the police. The stranger pulls into the hotel parking area in front of you and he blocks you in. He opens your car door and pulls you out of your car. When the stranger reaches for his back pocket, you defend yourself.

You’re armed. You have your carry permit. You carry concealed. You present your firearm and shoot your attacker three times. Now your attacker runs away. You call 911, and then lock your gun in your car.

You give a statement to the police when they arrive. Police find your attacker and take him to the hospital. He is booked into jail on charges of simple battery and kidnapping.

Second Story- Are you armed as you arrive at work?

It is just before 8 in the morning and you’re unlocking the transmission repair shop where you work. A man comes in with a gun. At gunpoint, he demands the money from the cash register.

You own a gun. You’re carrying concealed. The news article doesn’t say precisely when and how you present your firearm and shoot your attacker. The attacker also fired his gun, but you are not wounded and the attacker is. He died at the scene. Your attacker had a criminal record for first degree robbery. Four years ago he was sentenced to twenty years in prison, but he was back on the street when he attacked you.

Third story- Are you armed at work late at night?

You are a pizza delivery driver. It is late Sunday night and you are waiting in the pizza shop for your last order to be cut and boxed. Two men race into the store wearing masks, and waving a tire iron and a large knife. They demand the money in the till and threaten the clerks behind the counter.

You own a gun. You have your Ohio concealed carry license. You’re armed tonight and carrying a concealed handgun.

You present your firearm and shoot the attacker closest to the clerks. Both attackers run. You stop shooting. One attacker makes it out the door, but the wounded attacker falls to the ground inside the store. One of the store clerks calls 911.

You put your gun on the counter and wait for the police. Emergency medical services say your attacker died at the scene. You are not charged.

Fourth story- Are you armed as you drive?

You are driving at about 5 in the afternoon on a Sunday. You stop at a traffic light and a stranger opens your passenger side door and jumps in. He says he has a gun, but you don’t see one.

You’re armed. You draw your firearm and order your carjacker from your vehicle. Your attacker runs away. You call 911 and give the police a description of your attacker. Police arrest him nearby. You are not charged.

It might be mere coincidence, but your attacker’s mug shot was already on file, and someone with the same name tried to carjack an off-duty detective a few years ago.

(Tag- No shots fired)

Text of the discussion and links to the original stories are on the Self Defense Gun Stories podcast webpage.


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See the problem ? lol Your attacker had a criminal record for first degree robbery. Four years ago he was sentenced to twenty years in prison, but he was back on the street when he attacked you.

Pastor Roy

First story … “he reached for his back pocket” Was he, in fact, armed? Did the cops find a weapon in his back pocket? I would have waited until I saw his gun. Or, I would have presented mine in the hopes he had sense enough to back off before I shot him. Second story … Three years prior he was sentenced to 20 years, but he’s back on the street doing the same thing. And now, at 22 years of age, he’s dead? Can you say, “Broken System”? Third story … A tire iron and a knife, but one… Read more »


The attacker flees, gets madder by the second and sees your Mom taking groceries into the house. He slaps her down takes her money from her purse, you Mom starts to yell and he kicks her in the side of the head. Your Mom does not recover. But hey, the attacker is still alive so your happy.

Mike the Limey

You clearly have no idea how fast or how easily one can end up dead through failing to act in a timely manner, or by being hit with a tire iron or stabbed.

Heed the Call-up

From the linked story about the third incident, “An unnamed Papa John’s employee present at the scene told an emergency dispatcher that the robbers sprinted towards the employees with a crowbar and knife, WBTN reported.” “The Clark County Sheriff’s Office and Tom Hagel, a legal expert, believe the shooting was a justified use of self-defense, saying that one has the right to use “deadly force” when faced with a threat.” “Hagel confirmed that the robbers’ concealed deadly weapons further justifying the shooting as self-defense, WBTN reported.” Your comment, “merely presenting the firearm would have caused them to run away, unless they… Read more »