Armed Citizens Save Friends, Co-workers, and Loved Ones

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Armed Citizens Save Friends, Co-workers, and Loved Ones

U.S.A. -( 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 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?

First story- Do you have a gun at home?

You’re at home with a friend of yours. It is 6pm when you hear banging on the front door of your apartment. You ask who it is, but you don’t recognize the person’s name or their voice. You and your friend retreat to the back of the house. You grab the gun that is stored back there. The intruder breaks in and he shoots at you. You shoot back.

Your attacker stops, so you stop shooting. You and your friend back up and call 911.

You stay on the phone with 911. You put the gun away. Police enter the front of the apartment and tell you it is safe to come out. EMS said your attacker died in your apartment. You and your friend have to give a statement to the police.

The next day, detectives say you acted in self-defense. You and your friend are under 21 years of age so the detectives didn’t release your names.

Second Story- Do you keep a firearm nearby when you travel?

You’re staying at your girlfriend’s house for the night. Both of you are asleep in the middle of the night when you’re woken up by a loud thump and the house shakes. There it is again, and this time you hear the sound of breaking wood and shattered glass. It takes you a second, but you roll out of bed and grab your firearm. You move into the hallway and see an intruder. The intruder is armed and he points his gun at you. You aim your handgun at the intruder and press the trigger twice. Now the intruder drops his gun. You and your girlfriend turn on the lights. You step back and call the police. Police and EMS arrive in a few minutes.

You put your gun away and give a statement to the police. The intruder is dead. He is your girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend. She took out a restraining order against him a few days ago. The police talk to you and your girlfriend separately. They pick up your attacker’s gun. Officers say you’re free to go, but that they might have more questions later.

Third story- Do you have a firearm nearby at night?

You’re staying with your mom. It is the middle of the night when you hear a loud crash and then hear someone in your house. You get up and find a stranger in your home. He hits you with something. You run back into your bedroom and grab your gun. You move back toward the center of the house, but more slowly this time. The intruder attacks you again, and this time you shoot him. He turns and runs from the house. You close the door and call for your mom. She is unhurt and she calls 911. You put your gun away.

You give a brief statement to the police and then go with EMS. They take you to the hospital to treat your injuries. Your attacker was dumped at the hospital by his driver, and your attacker died of his injuries.

You are not charged with a crime.

Fourth story- Are you armed at work?

You and your boss are behind the counter of the 24 hour corner store. Two armed men come in through the back room and run behind the counter. They step past you and fight with your manager. You’re armed. You shoot the attacker closest to you several times. He drops his gun. The other attacker shoots you. Both men run. Your manager calls 911 and asks for help. EMS takes you to the hospital with three gunshot wounds to your leg.

Your manager shows the security video to the police. The police arrest a man who was dropped off at another hospital with four gunshot wounds to his chest.

You almost have to laugh when you see the video on the news. Your store dog is a big German Shepard and he only put his paws on the attackers and didn’t bite them.

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


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German Shepard in that last story is no surprise. Without proper protection training, few dogs will instinctively fight with people. Those willing to bite without proper training are likely unsafe to have around. They will instinctively protect you from wildlife or other dogs – but have been bred for centuries to not be aggressive toward people. If I am attacked in presence of my dogs, I’d be happy enough if they trip up the attacker in their efforts to get their ears scratched. All they have to do is buy me time to employ a firearm :). I suspect I’m… Read more »

Wild Bill

In Texas, if your dog bites someone, the authorities might kill the dog. If you shoot someone, the authorities might kill you.
Where did you get that part about dogs not instinctively fighting with a person?


In my younger years I bred Dobermans, probably more than 75 puppies, total. In addition, excluding my bitch and sire, I have had at least three more Dobes and about 6 Rotts. All, and I say all, including the dogs that I owned after they were 3 years or older when I obtained them, were gentle and friendly, except when they sensed hostility from another dog or person. Then that protective thing happened which I truly appreciated. Everyone of them would have fought to the death to protect me and my family. It was as natural to them as taking… Read more »


funny mine never took a dump on my yard they went in neighbors yard that had a yap dog


No, I never see these stories on the news not even on Fox, Newsmax and others and if it weren’t for Ammoland I would not know of all the people that are making society safe today or about the officer shot in Washington the other day over shooting a shotgun into the air over the neighbors smoke getting into his house, or two people defending law enforcement officers that were shot. I hope those that stand up in capitols all across America to defend our second amendment rights use this information to support the constitution and our God given rights.… Read more »