At Home and in Your Car, by Day and by Night – More Self Defense Gun Stories

Carjackers Stopped by Armed Driver - Armed Citizen Stories, iStock-595328708
At Home and in Your Car, by Day and by Night – More Self Defense Gun Stories, iStock-595328708

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- You probably didn’t see this news covered by the mainstream news media, but again last week, responsible gun owners defended themselves and the people they love. Self-defense instructor Ben Branam 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- Do you have a firearm nearby late at night?

You and your roommates are at home on a Wednesday night. It is just before midnight when two strangers kick in your front door. These strangers are armed with a rifle and a handgun. They start robbing the place and threatening your roommates. You own a gun. You grab your gun and come out of your room. You shoot the armed attacker nearest to you. Now, both attackers run from your home.

The story isn’t clear if you called the police or if your roommates did. You put your gun away and talk to the police when they arrive. Police find your attacker at Children’s hospital. From there, he was taken to a University hospital in critical condition. He will be charged with burglary and perhaps armed robbery. You are not charged with a crime.

Second Story- Are you armed as you drive?

You pull into a parking lot and turn off your car. It is after 2 AM. A group of young men wearing hoodies and masks surrounds your car. One of the men points his gun at you through the driver’s side window. A second man gets in the passenger seat and demands your keys, your phone, and your purse.

You own a gun. You’re carrying concealed. You push the robber in the passenger seat away from you. You present your firearm and shoot the armed robber outside your window. He moves away and you turn to shoot the attacker inside the car. He is gone. All five of the robbers run away. You call 911 and stay at the scene.

Police examine the security video from the nearby stores. They said that several other people had been carjacked in the area in the last few hours. They did not find any blood at the scene and they didn’t see anyone enter the hospital with a gunshot wound. You’re not charged.

Third story- Are you armed as you drive?

It is just after midnight when you park your car on the street. You step out of your car and a teenager runs up to you. This teenager has a gun in his hands. He tells you to hand over your wallet, your phone, and your keys.

You have your Illinois Firearms Owners Identification Card. You own a gun. You have your Illinois Concealed Carry License in your wallet. You have your concealed firearm in its holster. You agree with the robber and then present your firearm. You shoot your attacker and he runs away. You call 911 and ask for the police.

The police find your attacker nearby. They take him to Children’s Hospital to treat his wounded arm since he is 16 years old. You are not charged with a crime.

Fourth story- Are you armed in public?

You are a 33-year-old woman. You have a restraining order against your ex-lover after he hit you. It is noon on Friday when he finds you. He threatens you again. He hits you again. This time you’re armed. You shoot your attacker and leave the scene of the attack. You call 911 and return to the scene once the police are there. You give a statement. EMS says your attacker died at the scene. You’re not charged.

A discussion of each story is at the Self Defense Gun Stories podcast webpage.

 

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Buster
Buster (@buster)
3 months ago

Rob, if you’re going to continue this storyline, you should get a different photo – one that’s more realistic.

I figure there’s a 98% chance you have the car-jackers’ race incorrect.

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill (@deplorable-bill)
3 months ago

The moral to each story is clear; Your gear is worthless unless you have it with you and you are willing to use it. These situations take seconds from beginning to end. Seconds can seem like forever. Each of these situations had a happy outcome but it’s not always that way. Would you have time to get to your firearm, unlock it, load it and face your attackers before they killed you? There are unconstitutional laws in places in America where people are illegally forced to submit to these things. I wonder what the police response time was for each… Read more »

RetMCCC
RetMCCC (@thorsdad)
3 months ago

In some of the reports the state in which the event occurred is evident, but in others it is not mentioned. It would be helpful if the state in which each event occurred, would be reported.

Boris Badenov
Boris Badenov (@boris-badenov)
3 months ago
Reply to  RetMCCC

You are in your car, your firearm is safely locked in the trunk in a locked box, the ammo is in another locked box, you are beaten half to death, the police arrest you for not having two locks on each box and for having more than 2 rounds. You are in California.

alzada
alzada (@alzada)
3 months ago
Reply to  Boris Badenov

Well said !!!

Russn8r
Russn8r (@russn8r)
3 months ago
Reply to  Boris Badenov

You’re in your home & never hurt anyone in your life. 50 “pro-gun” cops & sheriff deputies do a “dynamic” 6 am entry with their federale “partners”, you’re beaten half to death, arrested & imprisoned without a fair trial, your life, family & dreams are destroyed for having “illegal” guns, bump stocks or silencers.

The Blue gets away with it scott free thanks to “qualified immunity” even though your state is a “2A sanctuary”.

You are in Wyoming.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC (@jsnmgc)
3 months ago
Reply to  Russn8r

Your golden retriever is shot.

Obscentities are screamed at your wife and chilldren while guns are pointed at them.

You are handcuffed.

Your home is torn apart looking for firearms you purchased legally and with which you did nothing wrong.

What happened? The law was changed to require registration and you finally reached your limit and said “no.” An envious neighbor/crazy niece/bitter ex-wife made a phone call.

The most dangerous animal in North America is an armed, low IQ, emotional, government employee on a power trip.

Russn8r
Russn8r (@russn8r)
3 months ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

You are in Wyoming or TEXAS.

Neanderthal, TEX(!)/Will & APG bless it all.

Last edited 3 months ago by Russn8r
JSNMGC
JSNMGC (@jsnmgc)
3 months ago
Reply to  Russn8r

The scenario I wrote was a WY scenario.

Russn8r
Russn8r (@russn8r)
3 months ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

It also works for TEXAS (!).

But you’re imprisoned in OreGONE, where Jean-Lloyd Schartre bores you to Cuomosexuality and suicide.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC (@jsnmgc)
3 months ago
Reply to  Russn8r

Unfortunately, I believe the harsh reality is that it will work that way in every state.

Don has indicated people should obey registration laws. He wouldn’t answer the question whether they should obey subsequent laws to turn them in.

Sometimes silence is deafening.

Russn8r
Russn8r (@russn8r)
3 months ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

Yep. Who’s Don and why is such a groveling false-authority-worshiper posting on this site?

JSNMGC
JSNMGC (@jsnmgc)
3 months ago
Reply to  Russn8r

Don is a retired Washington State Police officer who retired and moved to Idaho.

He doesn’t post too much. He did post in the Sandy Hook thread.

Last edited 3 months ago by JSNMGC
Russn8r
Russn8r (@russn8r)
3 months ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

Ex-Oregon enforcers should live in OR & OBEY as he prescribes for the subjects. Take their own meds

Last edited 3 months ago by Russn8r
JSNMGC
JSNMGC (@jsnmgc)
3 months ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

Democrats are better at keeping their promises:

https://www.popvox.com/us/federal/bills/117/hr4953

Don says the people should comply and enforcers should enforce when ordered to enforce and not enforce when ordered to not enforce.

What percent of enforcers agree with Don?

Russn8r
Russn8r (@russn8r)
3 months ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

I’d bet >90% put paycheck over oath, and…OBEY.

Also: What % of “LEOs” admit on Ammoland to agreeing w/Don?

Last edited 3 months ago by Russn8r
Rowboat
Rowboat (@nathan-hale)
3 months ago

Gotta watch out for those White Supremacist ; they room the streets at all hours of the night, just itching to take down any POC they come across! After all, aren’t they the biggest threat to our country according to the DOJ ( Department of Jerks)?

Russn8r
Russn8r (@russn8r)
3 months ago
Reply to  Rowboat

We also hate “indigenous” peeps, my man!

JSNMGC
JSNMGC (@jsnmgc)
3 months ago
Reply to  Rowboat

The Department of Defense came to the same incorrect conclusion.

Have no fear, General Milley (a man of immense intellectual capacity and a highly decorated war hero) protected the politicians from a million literal Nazis with a “ring of steel.”

As the Poli-Sci major (and many others) continually point out – it’s the miltary that is going to save this country.