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Young and Old Need Armed Defense at Night – Self Defense Gun Stories

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

First story- Are you armed in public?

You walked up to the automatic teller machine. It is after dark, but you get your cash and are putting it in your wallet. That is when a man runs up to you and hits you several times. You own a gun. You have your Virginia Concealed Weapons Permit. You’re carrying tonight. You draw your firearm and shoot at your attacker several times. Now your attacker runs away. You stay at the scene and call the police. When the police arrive, you give them a description of your attacker. The police look at the security video from the ATM machine.

Oddly enough, the police also get a call from a man who said he was shot at while he was at the ATM. They ask to meet with the man and take his statement to file a report. The man matches the description of your attacker. Police arrest him. You identify him. He is a repeat criminal with convictions for armed robbery and using a firearm in the commission of a felony. Now he is held without bond in the local jail. You suffered minor injuries.

Second Story- Are you armed at home during the day?

Details aren’t clear, but you hear a car crash nearby. You and your friend go outside to see what happened. The driver gets out of the car and runs away. A minute later, the driver runs up and attacks you and your friend. You shout for him to stop, but your attacker hits you again. You present your firearm and shoot the attacker several times. Now he stops hitting you and your friend. You stop shooting and call 911.

Police arrest your attacker and EMTs take him to the hospital.

Third story- Are you armed at work?

You’re working behind the counter at a convenience store. It is a few minutes before 8 in the morning when two men walk into your store. One of them has a gun in his hand and the gun is pointed at you. He tells you to hand over the money and pushes the gun in your face.

You own a gun. You’re carrying concealed. You push the robber’s gun away. You present your firearm and shoot your attacker. Before you can shoot the second robber, both robbers are running from the store. You stop shooting and call 911.

Your attacker ran next door and begged for help from an ambulance that was parked at Chick-Fil-A. Emergency Medical Services took him to the hospital in critical but stable condition. Police arrested his two accomplices. The news article doesn’t list the criminal charges against the robbers, but it does say that you won’t be charged with a crime.

Fourth story- Do you have a gun nearby at night?

It is after midnight on a weekday. You hear a stranger at your door. The news article isn’t clear if the door was unlocked open, or if someone in your apartment let the stranger in. Your roommate tries to push the stranger back outside. The stranger draws a gun and the two men fight for it. You’re armed. You shoot the stranger in the chest one time. Now the stranger drops his gun and stops fighting. Unfortunately, you also shot your roommate in the hand.

You and your roommate back up and call 911. Police arrest your intruder. Emergency Medical Services takes both your roommate and the intruder to the hospital for treatment.

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

 

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dave
dave (@rev_dave)
24 days ago

If a canine can be an officer (which requires taking an oath by the way) then my little dog is a family member. So if somebody breaks into my house and shoots my dog, they have shot my family and they are going down. I don’t give a damn about what’s on their uniform, because I can buy all that gear online and look just as real as they do. So I have no way of knowing if they’re real cops or not, and neither does my AR-10.

Don
Don (@kivaari)
24 days ago
Reply to  dave

You would likely die if it is a real cop. Getting a warrant service isn’t the time to be shooting your AR10. Real cops are going to shoot you if you present a rifle.

Stag
Stag (@eriggle83)
24 days ago
Reply to  Don

That sounds awful Tory to me.

JimmyS
JimmyS (@jimmys)
22 days ago
Reply to  Don

That’s the cost of fighting traitorous tyranny, Don. Take your mouth off the boot.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC (@jsnmgc)
24 days ago

Part 1 It’s 3:30 am. You’re sleeping in your home you paid for with your after-tax earnings. You still have to pay every year for the right to live in the home. If it’s a nicer home, you have to pay more. Your golden retriever starts barking. You hear unintelligible screaming outside your door. Someone is pounding on your door. You grab your firearm. You walk to a place between your family and the people who are pounding on your door. Your door bursts open – the door and door frame are splintered. Your dog wags his tail and walks… Read more »

JSNMGC
JSNMGC (@jsnmgc)
24 days ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

Part 2   You see “SHERIFF” on their clothes and drop your firearm.   You are handcuffed and guns are pointed at your wife and children while more obscenities are screamed at them (these obscenities are ok because heroes are screaming them).   Your house is torn apart while they look for possessions which you purchased legally and with which you did nothing wrong.   The intruders go home safe – and that is all that is important.   You hire a lawyer (most lawyers love red flag laws – why?)   The “dynamic entry” makes the local papers.  … Read more »

JSNMGC
JSNMGC (@jsnmgc)
24 days ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

Part 3   After you spend $120,000, you prove you are innocent of a crime that did not occur.   The judge orders the enforcers to return your firearms.   You go to retrieve your firearms and the deputy at the desk laughs at you.   You go to your lawyer. Eight weeks and $20,000 later, the judge finds out the Sheriff failed to respect her authority and she is pissed.   Your firearms are returned to you. They are damaged and the nicest one is missing.   You go to the sheriff’s office. The deputy laughs at you.   You go to… Read more »

HikerJohn316
HikerJohn316 (@johnbstephens)
24 days ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

Wow. What state are you in?

JSNMGC
JSNMGC (@jsnmgc)
24 days ago
Reply to  HikerJohn316

The state where every sheriff, the highway patrol, and the chief of police of every small town sided with Moms Demand Action and Everytown for Gun Safety to defeat watered-down SAPA legislation.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC (@jsnmgc)
24 days ago
Reply to  HikerJohn316

BTW, this was a fictional account – it includes bits and pieces from real encounters.

There is not a lot of reporting on this:

  • The “left” doesn’t want the ugliness of their agenda exposed; and
  • The “right” is embarassed that the people they constantly honor are the ones actually doing the deed. They would rather write about the danger of bears.
Arizona
Arizona (@arizona)
24 days ago
Reply to  HikerJohn316

JSNMGC is in the state of surrender and defeat, of pessimism and hopelessness.

He is negativity, and losing.

Russn8r
Russn8r (@russn8r)
24 days ago
Reply to  Arizona

That’s a cheap shot, but it manages to evade the truth, so KUDOS.

Last edited 24 days ago by Russn8r
JSNMGC
JSNMGC (@jsnmgc)
24 days ago
Reply to  Arizona

Arizona, I describe the actions of mercenary thugs via a fictional account that incorporates different aspects from actual encounters and you conclude I’m in a state of surrender and defeat, of pessimism and hopelessness an that I am negativity and losing? How do you get there? I should have included “one of the enforcers, a veteran, threw a flash bang in the window and so badly burned a 19 month old child that he had to be put in a medically-induced coma.” Or maybe, “one of the enforcers, a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, shot the wife while she… Read more »

Last edited 24 days ago by JSNMGC
JSNMGC
JSNMGC (@jsnmgc)
24 days ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

The three amigos – I do feel sorry for you. Truly, I’m not kidding. You have sat there on your couches for 18 hours a day for years waiting to downvote people.

At first it was funny, but it really is sad. I pity you.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC (@jsnmgc)
24 days ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

Part 4 You go to your lawyer to file a civil case against the enforcers who stole your firearm and damaged the others. He says you have a really good case, but there are no guarantees. It’s no longer about economics – you are pissed and want justice. You file a civil suit. The civil suit is rejected because of not-so-qualified immunity (we have to protect enforcers from frivolous law suits). You pay the $15,000 it cost to prepare the complaint and begin the process. You scrape the sticker with the black and white flag with a blue line in… Read more »