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?
First story- Are you armed at home?
You are sitting in your living room with our wife on a weekday morning. A stranger opens your door and walks in. He is naked from the waist down. You tell him to leave and he attacks you. He punches you again and again. You shout for your wife to get your gun. She goes to the bedroom and the intruder follows her. You follow them both. The intruder attacks your wife in the bedroom. You grab your revolver and shoot the attacker until he stops attacking your wife. She’s badly hurt. You call 911 and beg for help. Police are already in the area because your neighbors reported the intruder trying to get into other homes.
Emergency medical services declare your attacker dead at the scene. Your wife is in critical condition so they fly her to the hospital by helicopter. They take you to the hospital by ambulance. You give the police a statement at the hospital. You are both in your late 70s, and your wife was too badly injured to talk to the police.
Second Story- Are you armed at work?
You’re working behind the counter at a discount store and the next customer walks up to the counter. He tells you to open the register and give him the money. You think he is joking until he reaches for his waist and you think he has a gun. You own a gun too. You are carrying concealed today. You present your firearm and shoot your armed attacker. He runs from the store. You call the police.
Police check on video cameras in the area. Officers arrive at your attacker’s house. He fights with officers and a police dog bites him. Now he is taken to the hospital for treatment of the dog bite on his arm and for treatment of a gunshot wound to his leg.
Your attacker is charged with robbery, assault, and resisting arrest. He is also arrested on an outstanding warrant for simple assault. You are not charged with a crime.
Third story- Are you armed as you drive?
You and your wife are driving home. An SUV pulls in front of you and forces you to the curb. Several armed men get out of the SUV and order you out of your car. You and your wife get out. They take your keys. You tell your wife to run. One of the robbers points his gun at her and you present your firearm and shoot at him. Now he dives into the SUV and drives away. You’re both shaken, but not hurt. You call 911.
You’re lucky you still have your wallet. You show the police your Illinois Firearms owners identification card and your firearms registration. Your wife is the majority leader of the Democrat-controlled Illinois Senate.
Fourth story- Are you armed as you go get groceries?
You look up when you hear shouts. You’re walking across the grocery store parking lot. You see a car with the driver’s side door open and the car is in motion. The driver runs over someone. A woman is also hanging out of the car and is being dragged across the parking lot. Someone is in the driver’s seat. You present your firearm and point it at the driver. He stops and runs to a waiting SUV. You holster your gun and check on the victims. All of you call 911 to report what you saw.
You give a statement to the police when they arrive. EMS takes the female driver and the injured bystander to the hospital. Police find the three teenagers who were on a carjacking spree. Combined, they are charged with seven counts of aggravated robbery.
The surge in carjackings started after the local DA said he won’t charge people for vehicle theft.
Tag- No Shots Fired
A discussion of each story is at the Self Defense Gun Stories podcast webpage.