Specific examples are hard to find in the mainstream media because
biased reporters and editors
don't want to spread the idea that armed self-defense in one's home is legal and effective.
Gun Watch gets a big tip of the hat for pointing out a number of the items listed on this page. Gun Watchi> is another excellent web site covering this topic.
Rationality Rebooted. Is another site that carries news
stories about defensive use of firearms.
General discussion and overview articles:
My Day' Law Likely After Homeowner Shoots Burglary Suspect. According to police, a
homeowner shot a juvenile burglary suspect, who suffered injuries that aren't considered
life-threatening. "The homeowner was at home at the time and he heard some glass breaking
and went on down," said Sgt. Patrick Theriot from the Denver Police Department. The homeowner
told CBS4's Stan Bush the 17-year-old burglary suspect broke in through a back window of his him,
lunged at him, and he shot him in the shoulder.
in 80 Seconds: Armed Response, Not Gun Control, Halted School Rampage. [Scroll down] A Cleveland.com story concludes that school shooters aren't
interested in a fight; they're interested in soft targets that will leave them in control of the situation long enough to accomplish their evil deed.
In this case, the perpetrators was met instead with a hard target — an armed, qualified security presence that was ready and willing to stop
him — and did so in just 80 seconds. Gun-control laws didn't stop a possible massacre at Arapahoe High School. A
good guy with a gun stopped the rampage and in doing so almost certainly prevented much greater harm. For that, we can all be thankful.
Armed School Resource Officer Confronted Arapahoe High School
Shooter. When an armed school resource officer entered the room, Pierson believed he was cornered and turned his gun on himself, Robinson
said. The entire attack lasted approximately 80 seconds and was captured by security cameras.
The Editor says...
Notice that the police didn't arrive in 80 seconds — the nearest guy with a gun did.
A confrontation in Urbana, IL. It has been estimated
that between 200,000 to 300,000 righteous use of a firearm in the defense or possible defense of innocent life go unreported
each year because the firearm is either never discharged or an armed citizen never reported the incident even after discharging
their firearm since no deaths were involved. In each case the armed, law-abiding citizen says he or she believes they may
have been killed, kidnapped or severely injured if they hadn't pulled their pistol. I am now one of those people.
"Castle" Defense: What Can-May-Should-Must You Do. Home invasion is perhaps the most
frightening and dangerous of all violent crimes (it is committed out of public sight usually without fixed time/escape constraints and innocent occupants, often
women and children, are rarely able to flee). It is becoming somewhat commonplace during daylight hours and at night in both urban and rural neighborhoods.
soldier with a handgun saved 100 lives as terrorists ran amok. A former marine emerged as a hero of the Nairobi siege yesterday
after he was credited with saving up to 100 lives. The ex soldier was having coffee at the Westgate mall when it was attacked by
Islamists on Saturday. With a gun tucked into his waistband, he was pictured helping two women from the complex.
Guns Kill, But How Often Are They Used in Self-Defense? Criminologist Gary Kleck estimates that 2.5 million Americans
use guns to defend themselves each year. Out of that number, 400,000 believe that but for their firearms, they would have been dead.
Professor Emeritus James Q. Wilson, the UCLA public policy expert, says: "We know from Census Bureau surveys that something beyond
100,000 uses of guns for self-defense occur every year. We know from smaller surveys of a commercial nature that the number may be as high
as 2½ or 3 million. We don't know what the right number is, but whatever the right number is, it's not a trivial number."
Criminals avoid armed citizens. Kennesaw, Georgia: In 1982, this suburb of Atlanta
passed a law requiring heads of households to keep at least one firearm in the house. The residential burglary rate subsequently dropped 89% in Kennesaw,
compared to the modest 10.4% drop in Georgia as a whole. Ten years later (1991), the residential burglary rate in Kennesaw was still 72% lower than it
had been in 1981, before the law was passed.
Guns and Self-Defense. Every 13 seconds an American gun owner
uses a firearm in defense against a criminal.
CDC Study: Use of Firearms For Self-Defense is
'Important Crime Deterrent'. "Self-defense can be an important crime deterrent,"says a new report by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
The $10 million study was commissioned by President Barack Obama as part of 23 executive orders he signed in January.
How Often Do We Use Guns in Self-Defense?
The gun owners' lobby opposes restrictions on civilian acquisition and possession of firearms because, it contends, law-abiding people need guns to defend
themselves. Millions of people also use guns for hunting and target-shooting. But at the core of the NRA's argument is self-defense: the
ultimate right to protect one's ability to remain upright and breathing.
Guns and Self Defense. Gun control proponents want legislation that will restrict access
to firearms. The rationale for such legislation is to reduce accidental shootings and the criminal use of guns against people. But if harm reduction
is the goal, policymakers should pause to consider how many crimes — murders, rapes, assaults, robberies — are thwarted by ordinary persons
who were fortunate enough to have access to a gun. Gun control proponents cannot deny that people use guns successfully against criminals, but they tend to
play down how often such events take place.
Guns Save Lives. The
defensive use of guns is usually either not discussed at all in the media or else is depicted as if it means bullets flying in all
directions, like the gunfight at the OK Corral. But most defensive uses of guns do not involve actually pulling the trigger.
If someone comes at you with a knife and you point a gun at him, he is very unlikely to keep coming, and far more likely to head
in the other direction, perhaps in some haste, if he has a brain in his head. Only if he is an idiot are you likely to have to pull
the trigger. And if he is an idiot with a knife coming after you, you had better have a trigger to pull.
10 Stories That
Prove Guns Save Lives. There are thousands of good and decent Americans who are alive today precisely because they had
guns. Gun control advocates might think the world would be a better place if those people and the ones you're about to read about
were dead and the people menacing them had gotten away with their crimes, but those of us who are serious about our Second Amendment
Despite National Tragedy, Truth Is, Guns Save Lives. Leftist anti-gun
zealots in D.C., N.Y. and L.A. should admit, once and for all, what they really want: the outlawing of privately-owned firearms by
American citizens. Of course they'll never reveal their true motives, so instead tragedies such as the Newtown massacre are exploited
to erode our Second Amendment rights. The unspoken secret harbored among these gun-hating movie stars and politicians is that many
of them have concealed carry permits, as do their armed bodyguards. Plus, they work in buildings protected by metal detectors and
security personnel that brandish weapons. In other words, they'll remain safe, but nobody else will.
"How Many Rapes Are Stopped Each Year By A Gun?" In the early 1990's a
study concluded that 650 rapes a day were stopped because the victim was — or may have been — armed.
But the number of women who carry, and the number of homes with guns, is much higher now. The latest prisoners surveys estimate
that 3,600 rapes a day are never attempted because the victim either showed a gun, said she had a gun, or the rapist though the victim
had a gun for some other reason.
When Kids and Guns Mix.
The mainstream media won't report stories of children who have successfully used guns in self-defense to save their lives.
Gun control regulations disarm
women. In reality, guns make women safer. In a violent confrontation, guns reverse the balance of power.
Armed with a gun, a woman may even have the advantage over a violent attacker. More than 90 percent of violent crimes occur
without a firearm, according to federal statistics. When a violent criminal threatens or attacks a woman, he rarely uses a
gun. Attackers use their size and physical strength, preying on women who are at a severe disadvantage.
Defensive Gun Use Statistics. According to the National Self Defense Survey conducted by
Florida State University criminologists in 1994, the rate of Defensive Gun Uses can be projected nationwide to approximately 2.5 million per year — one
Defensive Gun Use every 13 seconds. Among 15.7% of gun defenders interviewed nationwide during The National Self Defense Survey, the defender believed
that someone "almost certainly" would have died had the gun not been used for protection — a life saved by a privately held gun about once every 1.3 minutes.
Guns save more lives than they take; prevent more injuries than they inflict. Guns [are] used
2.5 million times a year in self-defense. Law-abiding citizens use guns to defend themselves against criminals as many as 2.5 million times every
year — or about 6,850 times a day. This means that each year, firearms are used more than 80 times more often to protect the lives of honest citizens
than to take lives. Of the 2.5 million times citizens use their guns to defend themselves every year, the overwhelming majority merely brandish their gun
or fire a warning shot to scare off their attackers. Less than 8% of the time, a citizen will kill or wound his/her attacker.
Guns Used in Self-defense.
According to the authors of Cato's recently released study on how often guns are used by citizens to prevent
crime, "tens of thousands of crimes are prevented each year by ordinary citizens with guns." In a study
of more than 5,000 news reports over an eight-year period, Clayton Cramer and David Burnett showed that the
mere presence of an armed citizen thwarts many crimes, even beyond those that are reported by the police and
subsequently printed in the newspaper.
How often do Americans use
guns for defensive purposes? Criminologist and researcher Gary Kleck, using his own
commissioned phone surveys and number extrapolation, estimates that 2.5 million Americans use guns
for defensive purposes each year. He further found that of those who had used guns defensively,
one in six believed someone would have been dead if they had not resorted to their defensive use of
Same story, much older article:
Often Are Firearms Used in Self-Defense? There are approximately
two million defensive gun uses per year by law abiding citizens. That was one
of the findings in a national survey conducted by Gary Kleck, a Florida State
University criminologist in 1993.
Same story again:
metal propulsion: According to a 1993 survey conducted by Florida State
University criminologist Gary Kleck, approximately 2 million law-abiding citizens per
year use guns to resist crimes.
Be prepared for evil.
Regardless of whether we can fathom the evil and carnage that some rabid monsters do, we must be prepared and
ready to respond to evil at a moment's notice. ... [S]adly, another lunatic will commit more mass
carnage — maybe not tomorrow, next week or even next year. But it will happen again, just as
it did at Luby's cafeteria in Texas, at Virginia Tech, at a McDonald's in San Diego, at Columbine High School
in Colorado and at a shopping mall in Omaha.
Colorado Shooting and Gun Control. [Scroll down] As a matter
of fact, Gun Owners of America, at gunowners.org, cites statistics indicating guns are used 2.5 million times a year in
self-defense, or around 80 times a day (other statistics estimate this number could range as low as 1.5 million, but
either number is a lot!). This includes 200,000 women a year using guns to defend themselves against sexual abuse.
As a matter of fact, as of 2008, armed citizens killed more violent bad guys than the police (1,527 vs. 606).
The Truth About Guns. [Scroll
down] Are Guns Useful for Self-Defense? As it turns out, they are. According to research by renowned Florida State University
criminologist Gary Kleck, guns are used between 800,000 and 2.5 million times every year in self-defense. A study by John
Lott and David Mustard found that handguns appear to help women more than men. While murder rates drop when either sex carries
more guns, the effect is especially pronounced when women carry.
Black Americans March for
MLK and a Shotgun. For example, consider Charles Hicks. A black American whose father, Robert Hicks, was "a prominent
leader in Deacons for Defense and Justice — an organization of black men in Louisiana who used shotguns and rifles to repel attacks
by white vigilantes during the 1960s." Hicks understands that without access to firearms, the Ku Klux Klan and others would
have had their way with black citizens.
Family shoots and kills
burglary suspect in Winter Haven. Luis A. Pena went to check on [a noise] and found somebody
rattling the french doors leading off a back porch area. He pulled out a gun and fired a shot trying to scare
off the intruder but the burglar didn't stop. The young man went back to the kitchen where his mother and father
were, both armed. Police say Large continued to charge at the residents and the three of them all shot at the
intruder when they saw him.
invades Dollar General, meets concealed carry permit holder. Another story crosses our desk,
courtesy of Rationality Rebooted. I've gone through a few reports of this story and it's still not
clear why Kevin Mclaughlin went into the Dollar General in Orrville, Alabama last week, but it certainly
wasn't to find a good deal on tube socks. He began shouting and waving a gun around, herding customers
and an employee into a back room. Things were looking bad, but that's when he ran into Marlo Ellis.
Home intruder found woman with pistol, police say.
[A] 31-year-old Glenville woman was alone when she heard someone trying to force their way inside
Wednesday, so she grabbed a handgun that she trains with on a regular basis, Southwestern Regional
police said. She then called 911 and reported a burglary in progress, police said. When
the man eventually kicked in her front door and entered the home in the 7700 block of Glenville Road,
the woman leveled the gun and told the intruder not to come any closer, police said.
shoots, kills 2 men on Detroit's west side. A 51-year-old Detroit man is being questioned regarding
a shooting at his home that left two other men dead. The shooting happened Tuesday morning on Dexter Street,
which is near Livernois and the Lodge Freeway. The homeowner shot the men as they tried to break into the
home. Police found them dead in the driveway. Local 4 has learned that the same home was broken into
last week. The homeowner has cooperated with Detroit police. It does not appear he will face charges.
Home invasion in Mercer County
results in 2 shot. A 20-year-old man accused of breaking into a North Dakota home and
exchanging gunfire with one of the residents was charged Tuesday [4/1/2014] with attempted murder.
Homeowner kills intruder, two others arrested.
Police said three people forced their way into the home and began fighting with the homeowners.
One of the suspects was shot and killed at the scene.
Lawrence County resident shoots one of three armed men during
home invasion. A man shot one of three armed men who forcibly entered his Lawrence County
home early Friday morning [3/28/2014], state police in New Castle said. The 25-year-old male who lives
in the North Beaver home was treated at a local hospital for cuts and abrasions following the 1:15 a.m.
home invasion, police said. He had been shot at by Richard Javens, 43, of New Castle, who was
struck in the chest with a shotgun blast, police said.
Robber Shot, Killed by Resident. Police say two masked men with guns attempted to rob
the residents of a home in the 2600 block of Shadyside Avenue just after 7 p.m. A
resident of the home got into a fight with one of the would-be robbers over his gun. A struggle
ensued, and the robber, identified as 26-year-old Dexter Manigault of northeast D.C. was shot. He
and a co-conspirator fled the scene in a getaway car, driven by a third suspect.
won't charge janitor, say he killed teens in self-defense. Milwaukee County District Attorney
John Chisholm announced Wednesday that Jeremy Rossetto will not be charged in connection with the March 12
shooting death of two teens who were hitting him with a souvenir baseball bat. The district attorney's
office reviewed the police investigation, interviewed witnesses and viewed witness cellphone video before
concluding that Rossetto shot the teens in self-defense.
encounter with CHL holder saves Frisco woman from robber. There is constant sound and motion at DART's
Convention Center Station, and it's one of Kim Lanphere's regular stops. "I use DART 30-to-40 times a
week," she said. "At most stations, I feel relatively safe, because there's light and people." But as of
Saturday, her feeling of safety is gone. Dallas police say she passed 23-year-old Jamail Koroma on a sidewalk
near the station. "I felt him change his gait, and at the time I had by bag here," she said, motioning by
her side, "and I put it on my shoulder, just to hold it safe."
Free advice: Don't ever break in to a cop's house,
or a former cop's house, or a wanna-be cop's house.
HPD officer shoots, kills burglar. A Houston Police Department officer was asleep in his north Harris County townhome this morning
when three men broke in. At least one was armed. The officer, who was off-duty, used his service weapon to shoot the armed
suspect. The invader was pronounced dead later at a hospital nearby. The other suspects fled.
mother's life by holding intruder at gunpoint. Kenny Guffey said he was driving home from work around 6:30 p.m. on
Wednesday when he called is 83-year-old mother, Christine Guffey. "We were talking probably ten minutes and then all of the
sudden her voice panicked and she said, 'What are you doing in my house, oh no, he's got a knife. What are you doing with the
knife?'" said Guffey. Luckily, Guffey was only two minutes away from her Balsam Road home. When he got there, he went
inside with his gun drawn.
Suspect Shot by Homeowner
During Burglary Attempt. According to Sheriff Jeff Lawless, the homeowner who was startled by noises, retrieved a handgun and
went towards the front door where he found the intruder coming toward him. Lawless says the homeowner then fired his weapon striking
the intruder twice.
kills man breaking into her home. Police say the man tried to break into the house through a side window. The homeowner,
a 54-year-old woman, heard the man and went to another room to get a gun. The woman warned the intruder she had a gun and was going to
shoot him if he came into her home, but the man continued entering through the side window and the woman shot him in the chest.
homeowner shoots, kills invader; police seek 2nd suspect. A Detroit homeowner shot at two intruders Thursday afternoon,
killing one of them at the home in the 8200 block of Penrod Street on the city's west side, police say. The homeowner, who was
not injured, first heard glass shatter. It was two robbers breaking in through a back window. "One burglar partially inside
of his house ... he went and retrieved his weapon and fired off a couple of shots, hitting the individual coming through his window," said
Detroit police Deputy Chief Rodney Johnson.
Leicester homeowner shoots at break-in suspects.
Buncombe County deputies arrested two Asheville men in connection with a home invasion. [...] A Leicester homeowner who managed to grab a pistol
as two men kicked in the door of his home Thursday opened fire on the intruders and may have hit one of them, Sheriff Van Duncan said.
Intruder shot by person
inside a North Port home. A man who broke into a home in North Port was shot to death by someone inside the home. It
happened just after midnight Saturday on Deming Avenue. Police say the intruder managed to get inside the home and that's when he
was shot by one of the occupants.
kills 1 intruder, wounds another. Two men who broke into a southwest Detroit house early Saturday morning encountered an armed homeowner
who opened fire, killing one of the intruders and wounding the other. The incident is the second this week involving a homeowner who used a
firearm to fend off intruders.
binge in Citrus, Hernando counties leaves one suspect dead. Johnathan Braden crossed paths twice with armed residents during a
string of burglaries Tuesday [1/21/2014], investigators say. The first time, at a home on Flavian Road just south of the Citrus-Hernando
line, Braden fled on foot with his accomplice. Braden, 27, didn't survive the second encounter, three hours later and about a mile away.
Utah: Concealed Carry in Schools; Zero School
Shootings. Coincidence? There are many likely contributors to the fact that Utah has zero school-related shootings. Utah
is one of the states that has the least restrictions on second amendment rights in the nation. It is one of the few that do not forbid
concealed carry permit holders from carrying their personal defensive firearms in schools. Utah has very little crime, with one of the
lowest homicide rates in the country.
Police ID man killed during home
invasion. Phoenix police continued their investigation into what exactly led to the shooting of a man who broke into
a home near 43rd Avenue and Bethany Home on Friday morning [1/17/2014]. A 77-year-old man who was in the home shot at the
suspect with a shotgun about 3:19 a.m., said Sgt. Tommy Thompson of the Phoenix Police Department. The man told police
his house had been burglarized the day before, Thompson said. The intruder, William Thomas Mackey, 30, died at the scene,
Resident Turns on Home Invaders
with AK-47. A home invasion in Florida took a strange turn after the resident went after the suspects with an AK-47.
According to NBC Miami6, one home invasion suspect was fatally shot and two others are on the run from authorities after a Davie, Florida
resident fired his AK-47 at his attackers last Thursday [1/2/2014].
Police: Gun-carrying passerby 'did noble thing' halting Minneapolis store
robbery. Inside his neighborhood market, Mohamed S. Ahmed was screaming for help after a pair of armed robbers had left him bleeding.
Outside the northeast Minneapolis store, two men pounded on the window, trying to get back into the University Market after Ahmed managed to lock them out.
"They seemed really agitated, super agitated," said Matt Dosser, who was walking by about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday [12/17/2013]. At first, "nothing
made sense, then I saw the gun." Dosser, who has a permit to carry a gun, reached for his own weapon.
shot dead during Melbourne break-in, police say. A man who allegedly broke into a Melbourne home was killed Sunday morning when the homeowner shot
him, police said. Jermaine Williams, 28, was shot around 2:13 a.m. at a home in the 1100 block of Mathers Street. He was pronounced dead at
Holmes Regional Medical Center.
Intruder shot and killed by homeowner. An apparent
intruder is dead after a possible home invasion led a homeowner to shoot him.
Charges expected against men shot at Monroe business.
According to Monroe police, a man told investigators two other men attacked him. He said he fought back and fired shots. One
man was hit four times. The other was struck once.
Niles man testifies about firing shot that killed
intruder. Roy Hahn, 41, told jurors Tuesday [12/10/2013] in Michael Burns' murder trial that he woke up from a "dead sleep" to
hear "a loud crunching or cracking" coming from a side door being pried open. [...] He got up from his bed, walked to the kitchen and saw that
"someome was prying the door open." Moments later, he "looked out the window and saw someone or two people run to the front of the house, so
I went back into my bedroom, I grabbed my shotgun, and I heard the front door being pried open, so I shot through the front door."
Police: Robber killed by clerk after exchange of
gunfire. A 25-year-old man who was trying to rob a store on the South Side, was shot and killed by the store's clerk.
homeowner shoots suspected burglar hiding in closet. The 76-year-old man will not be charged in connection to the shooting, police said.
Police: DeKalb homeowner shoots intruder. "He
called 911 from a cell phone as he observed people inside the home," Fore said. "As he was on the phone with 911, the three suspects exited the rear
of his home and ran toward him." That is when the homeowner pulled out his gun and shot one of the suspects, police said. The remaining two
suspects fled on foot.
1 dead after Church's
manager shoots robbery suspect in NW Harris County. One suspect is dead after workers at a Church's Chicken restaurant fought off an attempted
robbery Friday night [12/13/2013] in northwest Harris County, deputies said.
Old Burglary Victim Thwarts Theft. On December 10th, 76-year old Leon Winder found a burglar hiding in his closet.
He opened fire and later told reporters, "I was firing on him and he couldn't say nothing."
Teen Playing 'Knockout Game' Shot Twice by
Victim. A teen playing the "Knockout Game" in Lansing, Michigan unwittingly targeted a concealed carry permit holder and was shot twice.
He survived and is now in jail. As Breitbart News previously reported, the "Knockout Game" thrives in areas where victims are unarmed.
Man shoots his attacker to death. When police
arrived on the scene at 6702 Forest Drive they found the suspect dead. Family members identified the suspect as Harvey Lee Ray Jr.
Witnesses on the scene and the intended victim told police Ray was beating on the victim's vehicle and eventually pulled him from it.
Pine Co. Sheriff: Suspects Broke into Home Looking for
Pain Killers, 1 Shot Dead. 23-year-old Gypsy Watt is dead, and a 16-year-old boy was arrested, then charged with burglary and
assault on Friday. A cancer patient is shaken up after the two broke into his Pine County farmhouse around 2:30 a.m. Thursday [11/14/2013].
Police say the men, who were just out of jail, when they broke into 75-year-old Charles Carlson's home, on Fox Road near Sandstone.
Both men have long criminal histories, and one had a gun.
Don't Mess With an Old (Armed) Man In Minnesota, two young, fit men thought
they could easily victimize an elderly man with some physical limitations. They thought wrong. The erstwhile victim, Charles
Carlson, was sleeping on his porch after two A.M., when he awoke to noises and ran into Gypsy Wayne in his kitchen. Gypsy
Wayne also had a teenage accomplice with him.
Gwinnett man uses gun
to prevent carjacking. A Grayson man thwarts a would-be carjacker by pulling his own gun on the suspect. Tariq Bell
and his 13-year-old daughter had just left a Snellville music store when a man tried to take his vehicle with Bell's daughter
inside. Snellville Police say the suspect, 40-year-old Ben Kline of Atlanta, and another man had just robbed a person at a
nearby extended stay hotel. Despite being detained by officers, Kline broke free and led police on a foot chase.
Husband and wife shoot intruder. The couple
and their 12 year old son were awakened at approximately 4 a.m. Wednesday when a man broke into their home located in the
5200 block of Oakdale Waterford Hwy. According to the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department, the husband heard a noise
and found the suspect standing inside the residence. The husband and wife confronted the suspect after arming themselves
with handguns and calling 911.
Small Georgia Town Forms Posse, Corners
Armed Robbery Suspect. For 60-year-old Ken Lowery the commotion began around 2:30 Thursday afternoon as he stepped inside Aden's
convenience store and encountered the store clerk in distress. [...] Lowery, a retired corrections officer, ended up tracking the suspect down
roughly 200 yards away from the store. He fired a warning shot from his deer rifle and says the suspect stashed his gun and money,
and hid in a nearby shed, where he was soon arrested by Dodge County sheriff's deputies.
Teen killed during robbery
attempt in Catoosa County. A Catoosa County Sheriff's Office has confirmed to Channel 3 that a teenager was the suspect
that died Monday [11/11/2013] after he and another boy attempted to rob a 69-year-old at his residence.
PD: Robber shot several
times by Phoenix homeowner. A suspect was wounded as he tried to break into a north Phoenix home Friday afternoon [11/8/2013].
Good news for the Gonazage Seniors who
defended themselves against home invader: No expulsion. As you may have read earlier here, a pair of Gonzaga seniors were facing
expulsion after they used a firearm to repel a home invader who was a six-time convicted felon.
Man Uses Gun to Chase Out
Burglars. A Green Bay man credits his handgun for keeping him safe in an attempted burglary overnight [10/16/2013]. [...] He said as soon as the
burglars saw the gun, "they kind of hustled out".
Pastor pulls gun, stops robbery at Evansville
business. Pastor Carl Sanders says he only wanted to buy a Gatorade when he stopped at the store, Friday night. When he got inside he
witnessed a man trying to rob a store clerk with what appeared to be a gun wrapped in plastic. "He was coming at me saying, 'get on the ground,'" said
Sanders. "But I couldn't see what he had... That's when I pulled my weapon and say, 'No, you get on the ground.'"
Suspected Armed Robber Shot and
Killed by Pharmacist. The pharmacist initially retreated, but when he could retreat no longer, he pulled his own concealed weapon and shot and killed the
Resident Shoots At Home Invasion Suspects.
Authorities in Alabama and Florida are on the lookup for two home invasion suspects that fled after the resident opened fire at them Sunday afternoon [10/20/2013].
Guns save lives, not necessarily jobs.
Gas station clerk fired
for pulling gun on knife-wielding robber. A 29-year-old gas station clerk who thwarted a robbery by pulling out a handgun was fired for
violating his company's 'no firearms' policy. Shannon 'Bear' Cothran was working alone at a New Hampshire Shell outlet when he was threatened by
a knife-wielding man demanding money about 3am yesterday. When Cothran pulled out his Ruger LCP .380 handgun, the masked would-be thief fled the
Nashua station and is on the run from police.
Gun-toting employee has no regrets.
For most of us, an encounter with a knife-wielding would-be robber would leave us anything but calm. Shannon "Bear" Cothran, on the other hand, is
utterly unperturbed. Unperturbed and, alas, unemployed.
Gwinnett home invasion suspect shot by
homeowner. Around 11 a.m., the homeowner, whose name was not released, called 911 to report that two suspects were attempting
to break into his home, according to Cpl. Jake Smith with Gwinnett police. Moments later, while the homeowner was still on the phone with
911, one of the suspects forced his way into the home through a window, Smith said. "The homeowner retrieved a handgun and fired at the
suspect, striking him," Smith said in an emailed statement. "Both suspects retreated to a black passenger car and fled the scene."
Police: Gunman shot during home invasion robbery.
[Scroll down] Meantime, a man who had been in the kitchen when the gunmen burst in armed himself with a gun and ran out the front door,
police said. He soon returned through the front door and confronted one of the gunmen, shooting him multiple times, after which the gunman
fell to the floor, police said.
Robbery suspect shot and
killed by store owner, two suspects at large. A spokesperson for the Beaumont Police Department has identified a robbery suspect who
was shot and killed during an armed robbery in Beaumont's north end Tuesday evening [9/17/2013].
Vacaville resident shoots intruder.
Two would-be burglars got more than they bargained for Sunday morning — including a trip to the hospital for one — after the owner
of the Vacaville home they allegedly broke into greeted them with a gun. Around 8:20 a.m., Vacaville police dispatchers began receiving
911 calls reporting gunshots near the 100 block of Marna Drive, including a call from Jamie Aguirre, who said he had just shot an intruder in his
home. Aguirre, 38, "voluntarily disabled the weapon" and complied with officers as soon as they arrived, police said.
killed in shootout at burglary in Munhall. As they turned down an alley and walked past a garage, Allegheny County police said, the men decided
to sneak inside through a door panel. Moments later, one of them, Andrew E. Stevens, 23, raised a handgun and shot at the garage's owner, police
said, and was killed by the owner's return fire.
Retired federal agent shoots
armed robber outside Harris County home. An armed robber ended up in the emergency room late Sunday after he tried to hold up a retired federal
agent outside his brother-in-law's northwest Harris County home, constables said.
Drive through owner shoots robbery
suspect. Two white males entered the 3rd Base Drive Thru, 3535 Linden Ave., this evening [9/15/2013] and approached the clerk attempting
to rob the store. At least one of the men was thought to display a handgun, police said. The owner of the store, who was in the back of the drive
through, came out with his own gun and shot at the suspects.
Homeowner shoots burglar in North Austin.
Austin Police say 2 suspects attempted to break into the house in broad daylight around lunchtime [9/15/2013]. Unfortunately for them, the
homeowner was home and shot one of them.
homeowner shoots early morning intruder. Defending his home from an intruder, a 77-year-old Missoula homeowner shot a man in the torso early
Sunday morning [9/15/2013].
Resident shoots suspected burglar in northeast Houston.
A homeowner fought back when a suspect allegedly broke into his northeast Houston home early this morning [9/13/2013], opening fire on the intruder.
Suspect Fatally Shot In Accomack Co. Home Invasion.
One suspect was reportedly shot and killed by the homeowner. A female suspect was wounded Another female suspect remains in the hospital recovering
from wounds sustained during the alleged attempted robbery. Two more suspects are still at-large.
Lake Mary homeowner shoots at would-be burglars.
A couple of accused burglars got more than they bargained for Wednesday morning [8/28/2013], when Lake Mary police said they tried to break into a man's house on
Webster Street. [...] "I heard a crash, and glass breaking, a tremendous crash," said homeowner John Davies. [...] "I'm just sorry if I missed."
Roanoke Police: Resident Shoots & Kills
Intruder, No Charges Filed. Officers responded to a home on Ferncliff Avenue a little before midnight. They say it appears someone was
trying to break into the home and was shot by a person inside. The suspect was found near the home and pronounced dead at the hospital.
Homeowner holds burglar at gunpoint; Additional suspects arrested in
Tyler. The homeowner said he then heard something in the back of the house, and realized what was happening. He told KETK that he immediately
grabbed his shotgun, and several of the burglars got into an SUV and left. "The burglars were in different vehicles," Moore said. "Four of them left
the scene in a Chevrolet Tahoe, but one of them was in a different vehicle and was detained at gunpoint by the homeowner." "My shotgun wasn't loaded, but
he didn't know that," the homeowner said.
Robbery suspect shot by clerk in north Charlotte.
A 21-year-old man killed by a north Charlotte convenience store employee Thursday night [8/29/2013] is the second alleged robber shot to death at the store
in the past six years.
Robber shot dead in home invasion. A would-be robber was
fatally shot Wednesday [8/28/2013] and an accomplice was hospitalized after a homeowner returned gunfire during a home invasion on Marsh Market Road in
northwestern Accomack County. It was the second time in the area this year in which the victim of a home-invasion robbery fired a shot at an armed
Man, 73, shoots and wounds burglary
suspect at his Oakland Park home. A 73-year-old Oakland Park man stood his ground Wednesday and now a burglary suspect is in the hospital
recovering from several gunshot wounds, the Broward Sheriff's Office said. [...] A neighbor heard the glass shatter, came outside, saw the suspect putting
stolen property in the car and she called 911 to give operators a description and tag number, Jachles said. After loading up the car, the burglar
attacked the woman to get her phone and that's when the 73-year-old man fired shots at the intruder, wounding him several times, he said.
Sometimes cops do their best work when they're off duty.
Off-duty Detroit cop shoots carjacking suspect in Southfield.
An early morning fatal shooting apparently occurred Monday [8/26/2013] when teenagers attempted to carjack a vehicle from an off-duty Detroit police officer.
Helena Police: Liquor Store Owners Shoots
Robber. Helena [Georgia] police say a liquor store owner shot a man who was trying to rob her store.
'Point 'em out, knock 'em out': Brutal game ends when
assault victim fires his concealed handgun. The game was called "point 'em out, knock 'em out," and it was as random as it was brutal.
The object: Target an innocent victim for no other reason than they are there, then sucker punch him or her. But on this day in Lansing,
there would be no punch. The teen-age attacker had a stun gun. He did not know his would-be victim was carrying a legally concealed pistol.
shot, killed by Domino's pizza driver. Investigators said Byron Park, a Domino's employee, had just delivered a pizza to one of the rooms at the
Days Inn off US-192 near Interstate 95. Park, 54, went back to his car, sat down and starting counting his money and tip, waiting for his
next call for a delivery. That's when investigators said 32-year-old Fredrick Kelly Jr. approached him with a knife, demanding money and threatening to
kill him. Park pulled out his firearm and fired once toward Kelly, who was struck and pronounced dead at the scene.
Iowa husband shoots, kills escaped inmate who held him, wife hostage.
An Iowa man shot and killed an escaped inmate on Tuesday [8/20/2013] after the convict held him and his wife hostage in their home, investigators said.
in Land O' Lakes home invasion shooting. Detectives say [18-year-old Ryan] Mills and another man busted into a Land O' Lakes home
brandishing a fake gun. Turns out, someone in that home had a real gun and opened fire on the two men, shooting them both.
pulls gun, nabs suspect in Mount Pleasant [South Carolina] gas-station holdup. A citizen pulled a gun and nabbed one of two men who held up a Mount
Pleasant gas station Wednesday night [6/26/2013], according to police.
Two suspects shot after possible
Land O' lakes home invasion. Pasco Sheriff's deputies are currently investigating a shooting that may be the result of a foiled
home invasion and robbery attempt.
The deceased perp brought a knife to a gun fight.
Rifle-toting woman shoots,
kills man outside gas station. Homicide investigators with HPD said a woman who shot and killed a man in a gas station parking
lot may have feared for her life.
robber threatened to kill store owner's family, robber shot dead by owner. An armed man walked into a Newark, New Jersey
"cash-for-gold" jewelry store Monday afternoon and demanded the store owner fill his backpack with money and gold, only after threatening
to kill the man's family if he did not comply, the store owner told police. According to a local news report, the store owner
filled the suspect's backpack, but also fatally shot him once during the course of the robbery.
Accused Burglar Shot by Homeowner Dies.
Deputies say 20-year-old Rashawn Calvin tried to break into a house Saturday night [6/1/2013] on Jonesy in Southeast Shelby County.
Once inside, the homeowner shot him several times, including once in the head.
Judge praises boy who shot mother's
attacker. The State Coroner has today praised a 12-year-old boy for shooting dead a convicted criminal who was attacking his
mother in their Coburg home.
fatally shoots 2 intruders after home invasion in North Houston. Police say three men broke into an apartment, demanded money
and showed a gun, but what they didn't know is the resident also had a gun and ended up shooting two of them to death.
Home Invasion Shooting Investigation.
At 1 a.m. Friday [6/28/2013], two men kicked in the side door of a home in the 3600-block of Fay Street, just north of Mastin Lake Road.
They were armed with a shotgun. But the homeowner was also armed.
Cops: Man shot 2 teens who broke into house.
Two teenagers were hospitalized and a third arrested after the three allegedly tried to burglarize a Lithonia-area home Monday afternoon [8/5/2013],
DeKalb County police said. A resident fired multiple shots, striking two of the suspects.
shoots [and kills] armed bank robber. A Texas man dramatically turned the tables on two bank robbery suspects who had abducted
him and his wife on Thursday [8/1/2013], by pulling a gun on the duo and shooting them both, killing one.
Homeowner shoots alleged burglar.
When deputies arrived they found one male suffering from a gun shot wound.
Some of Trayvon Martin's Tweets That Stand
Out (Language Warning). Martin is not the angel he's being portrayed as in the press. Pointing this out isn't a "smear
campaign;" it's journalism. Towards that end, Trayvon Martin's Twitter account, which was deleted after his death, no doubt because it
made him look perfectly awful, has now surfaced.
Deputies say neighbor shot after barging into home.
A man with unclear intentions spent his Saturday [8/10/2013] in the hospital after getting shot by his neighbor who believed he was an intruder. Mike, who
doesn't want his last name used, is grateful he knows how to use a gun.
Teen fatally shot while trying to rob another man, Mobile police say.
The 17-year-old killed in an early morning shooting on July 30 appears to have been attempting to rob another person when he was shot, said a Mobile Police Department
Home invasion shooting in North Tulsa.
A woman and her boyfriend are grateful to be alive after an armed man is caught red-handed invading their home and stealing their stuff.
Woman Fires at Burglary Suspect. Detectives
say the woman pulled out a gun and shot toward the suspect while he was trying to get into her mobile home. Detectives say the man ended up running
from the scene and remains on the loose.
Kennedy Jewelry reopens after attempted robbery
and gun fight. Police said the suspects attempted to rob the business at gunpoint but were met by a worker with a gun himself.
Homeowner shoots 1 suspect in Tuskegee robbery case.
A shooting and robbery investigation is underway in Tuskegee. Police say a homeowner opened fire on two men who were allegedly trying to steal items from the man's home.
Police say man who shot dogs
was defending himself. A resident of the 1400 block of Sharon Street on the city's near-east side reportedly shot two of his neighbor's dogs,
killing one and wounding the other, around 7:50 p.m. Saturday [7/27/2013]. Police said in a Sunday news release that the two "pit bull type" dogs
were charging at the man, who felt threatened.
Indiana homeowner shoots,
kills suspect during 'peculiar' home invasion . The incident occurred about 3 a.m. [7/24/2013] when the suspect, Joshua Renick, apparently kicked
in the door of Chad Heugel's Indianapolis home. Police were called about the same time when neighbors heard several gunshots. [...] Court records showed
that Renick had an extensive criminal history that encompassed at least four states and included criminal confinement, resisting law enforcement and armed robbery.
Police: Resident Shoots Armed Suspect in
Burglary. Prince William County Police identified a suspect in the burglary after he sought treatment for a gunshot wound at a D.C. hospital.
Hamtramck jewelry store owner
shoots, kills would-be robber. A jewelry store owner shot at three armed robbery suspects Thursday [8/1/2013], killing one of them.
Police say man shot and killed masked man in his driveway during
attack. According to the police, the homeowner and a woman were leaving the house and were getting into the homeowner's car when they were approached by
two men wearing masks. One of the men had a handgun and used it to pistol-whip the homeowner and then attempted to pull him from the vehicle. The
homeowner managed to retrieve a gun from the car and shot the suspect several times.
Police: Would-be Waffle House bandit shot by
customer. A would-be robber was shot early Monday [7/29/2013] when he tried to hold up a south Fulton County Waffle House, police said.
Don't Bring A Bat To A Gun
Store: Man's Robbery Attempt Fails Miserably. An Oregon man learned the hard way yesterday that a bat is probably not the best tool
for robbing a gun store. 22-year-old Derrick Mosley reportedly attempted to rob Discount Gun Sales in Beaverton, Ore., on Thursday [7/25/2013].
Wielding a baseball bat, Mosley strolled into the store and smashed a display case. But, according to police, upon attempting to steal
a gun from the smashed case, he learned that gun beats bat.
Robber Blunders and is then shot. La'Tay
McKelley [...] has been charged with attempted murder and armed robbery of Cortez Coins in Ellenton, Florida. La'Tay, according to
surveillance photos and the shop owner, attempted to rob the store and shoot the owner. He pulled the trigger at least three times.
When the pistol failed to fire, he pistol whipped the owner before the owner shot La'Tay. Fortunately, La'Tay has either not had
instruction in proper pistolcraft or did not pay attention when instructed.
robber shot fatally, another wounded. The fatal shooting of one robbery suspect and wounding of another at 10401 Jensen Drive about
10:15 a.m. on Thursday (July 11) will be referred to a Harris County grand jury. One male suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.
opens fire on suspects running from police in southwest Houston. Residents fed up with crime helped police nab a suspect who ran
through their neighborhood while trying to get away from police. The young man was taken into custody early Wednesday [7/10/2013] following
a chase in southwest Houston. The search for his three accomplices continues.
Homeowner Holds Thieves At Gunpoint.
The hot weather prompted the Davis family to cookout Sunday, July 7th. But the cookout ended when their dog Scooby started barking toward
their backyard. "When I came around the corner there was a vehicle parked right out here in our alley, and I hadn't noticed at first but there was a
guy completely under the hood of my husbands truck," said Jaynessa Davis, homeowner. Two men [...] were rummaging under the hood of their truck.
Doggy-door burglary suspect arrested after shots fired in Lake County.
The resident, whose identity wasn't released, said at about 6:15 a.m., the occupants of the house heard what sounded like someone trying to break into the
house through the doggy door. The man armed himself and went to investigate the noise, Lt. Steve Brooks said. He saw a man crawling through the
dog door with what appeared to be a black handgun in his hand. When the suspect started to lift the gun toward the victim, he fired twice at him, Brooks
said. The man immediately backed out of the dog door and ran away.
Four arrested, fifth suspect shot after home
invasion in Wilmington. Police say the suspects broke into a home at 1901 Colwell Ave. just after midnight. Callers told dispatch they heard
a gunshot go off inside the home. When officers arrived they found a shotgun and blood on the floor. Investigators say during the invasion one of the
victims shot [Jamar Hakeen] Gordon. No charges are being filed against the resident.
One arrested after man shoots at intruders; police searching for
suspect who may be wounded. According to police, the son entered the house and found two men inside. They apparently had entered through the
window. The man told police one of the intruders confronted him with a knife, so he fired at least two shots at the suspects from inside his house.
Customer shoots, kills robber outside Atlanta shop.
Police say an armed man trying to rob customers outside an Atlanta shoe store was fatally shot by one of the patrons waiting in line to buy sneakers.
Dog-provoked bear attack in NW Wisconsin.
A man is recovering at a Twin Cities hospital after he was attacked by a black bear Monday night [6/17/2013] near Shell Lake in northwestern Wisconsin.
According to the Wisconsin DNR, the bear attack was provoked by the man's dog. The victim's brother, who was inside the family's cabin, stepped out and
shot the bear.
Hudson Falls man shot dead in Vermont after stabbing pregnant ex-girlfriend. Vermont State Police said Aaron Allen, 28, of Hudson Falls, died after
being shot by Michael White, 24. [...] "He came to kill her, and who knows, they all could have been dead if Mikey hadn't stopped him," Debbie White said Monday
shoots intruder, police say. A San Bernardino homeowner alerted to an intruder by his daughter shot and wounded the burglar after he tried to attack
the homeowner late Saturday, June 15, police say.
Business Owner Pulls Own Gun, Kills Robber In Newark.
The suspect announced a robbery, and ordered the owner to fill the backpack with money and gold. The suspect said he would shoot the owner's family members if
the owner did not comply, authorities said. But the owner fought back. He pulled his own gun, and shot the suspect.
Sheriff: Man interrupts, shoots at burglars.
A man came home to find two men breaking into his home on Dole Road, and the Sheriff's office says he fired a pistol at the men.
ATF agent shoots, wounds burglary
suspect while defending Spring home. A federal agent shot and wounded a burglary suspect while defending his north Harris County home on Sunday
morning [6/16/2013], deputies said.
Homeowner Shoots at Suspects in Home Invasion. Investigators said the incident occurred
shortly before 9:30 p.m. with the homeowner shooting multiple times at two black male suspects.
72, fends off burglar with a single shot from .357 magnum handgun. A burglar came in for the shock of his life when he
burglarized the house of a 72-year-old grandmother and her disabled World War II veteran husband. The elderly lady turned
Dirty Harry as she defended her home in Orange County, California, and her wheel-chair-bound husband — scaring off the
31-year-old assailant by firing a single shot from her .357magnum revolver as he tried to break through the front door.
No charges filed
against man who shot, killed intruder in home. Authorities will not file criminal charges against a man who shot and
killed an intruder in his home last month. Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell says the death of 21-year-old DeShawn
Randolph has been classified as self-defense under the state's 'stand your ground' law.
gun firing incident highlights law enforcement double standard. "[Corey] Thompson was charged with Unlawful Use
of a Weapon, Menacing and Reckless Endangering," the report states, after he allegedly fired one round from an AR-15 personal
defense rifle into the ground because, he claims, wanted felon Jonathon Kinsella "was trying to break in through his back door."
[Note: The Medford Police Department Media Release spells their first names "Cory" and "Jonathan."] Police say the
shot was unwarranted, because "the suspect was walking away."
Homeowner and intruder exchange
gunfire. According to police, a Fort Stewart soldier, living at the Colonial Park Condos, 1100 Pineland Ave., was
upstairs with his wife shortly after midnight when he heard someone enter his residence. He then went downstairs and
confronted the intruder with a firearm. The two men exchanged gunfire.
Home Invasion Suspect Shot. A home
invasion suspect is in critical condition after getting shot in S.E. Shelby County. Shelby County Deputies were
called to the scene in the 4400 block of Jonsey just before 9:00 p.m. Saturday night. When they arrived
they found a male with multiple gunshot wounds.
fires handgun to stop alleged burglars. A homeowner fired his handgun into the ground three times to stop three men
from stealing his appliances, according to the Kern County Sheriff's Office.
Boy, 10, Grabs Gun from Armed Home Invaders, Fires Shot: Police. A 10-year-old boy fought back against two robbers
who tried to break into his family's home in Brooklyn Monday, grabbing a gun dropped by one of the suspects and firing a shot that
scared them off, police said.
Robins Homeowner Shoots, Kills Alleged Intruder Early Sunday Morning. Ronald Lewis Burnett, 36, was found by officers
unconscious and lying on the ground outside the house at 205 Thomas Boulevard. He was taken to the Houston Medical Center
and pronounced dead, having sustained an apparent gunshot to the chest. Officers were told that Burnett tried to break into
the house and was shot by 32-year-old homeowner, Travis Lucas.
Gun owner stops home invaders dead.
When a group of black men were planning a home-invasion robbery in Fayetteville, N.C., on Friday [4/12/2013], they stuck to an
M.O. that had succeeded all over the country, but made one fatal error: They chose the wrong home. The residents
of the targeted house were home at the time and armed. After what local authorities report as a "gun battle," two of
alleged robbers died.
LA Homeowner Says His 'Large Gun'
Helped Thwart Attempted Burglary. A homeowner in the Wilshire-Crest area of Los Angeles credits his quick thinking —
and his "large gun" — for helping him stave off three apparent burglars.
Jewelry Store Owner Wins Gunfight With Armed Robber, Sends Him Fleeing. An armed man entered a jewelry store in Kent,
Washington and attempted to rob it. At some point during a confrontation with the store owner, gunfire erupted. Once the
would be robber was met with armed resistance, he fled the store.
Pipe, club and finally gun needed to stop savage pit
bull attack on woman in Detroit. Numerous people attempted to stop the relentlessly violent mauling of a woman by two pit bulls on
Charles in Detroit late Tuesday afternoon [4/16/2013]. They used a pipe, vehicle steering-column auto-theft device, and finally, a gun.
Robber shot dead by would-be
victim outside Ft. Worth store. A would-be robber was shot dead by a person with a concealed handgun license outside a Metro PCS
store in the 7400 block of Wichita St. in Ft. Worth on Tuesday afternoon. Investigators say Desmond Paige, 20, tried to
rob a man using Craigslist. The would-be victim brought his gun to the sale just in case. The man with the CHL was shot in the arm
and the hand by the robber, but Paige was shot multiple times in the chest.
uses Shotgun to stop Burglars. An Omaha resident who found an intruder in his garage early Saturday offered some words of wisdom
to the young man as they waited for police to arrive. Rob Wegman, who lives near 212th Street and West Maple Road, said he told the man that
if he wanted nice things, he should get a job. [...] Wegman said he held a 12-gauge shotgun on the intruder in a detached garage behind his home
while his wife called police.
Heath Resident Fires Shot,
Chases Off Would-Be Burglar. Police say a man in Heath [Ohio] fired a weapon at a would-be burglar on Thursday morning [4/11/2013].
The break-in occurred after 4 a.m. Thursday on the 900 block of Northbrook Court. The resident said he was awoken by his dog and
spotted a person with a flashlight in his home.
Police: Home intruder shot, killed at
Charlotte apartment. Police said they are investigating after a home intruder was shot and killed while trying to force his way into
a Charlotte apartment. [...] Charlotte-Mecklenburg homicide investigators said the intruder was shot after struggling over a weapon with the man
who lived there.
Robber Shot, Victim Wounded.
Two men were shot, including the suspect, during a botched robbery attempt of a Marrero [Louisiana] sandwich shop Saturday night, the
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office said.
Homeowner shoots, hits tire; burglary suspects flee, found later. After they allegedly drove toward him, a homeowner shot
at a Ford Taurus carrying three burglary suspects leaving his Melton Hill Drive property Saturday, authorities said. He hit a tire.
But the trio was able to escape in the black car — at least temporarily, authorities said.
killed in Texas shooting; armed homeowner praised. Authorities were investigating an attempted robbery scene in north Texas
on Thursday where two Oklahoma teenagers were found fatally shot — possibly by self-inflicted gunshots — and the
local sheriff praised the armed homeowner who fired on the suspected intruders.
Pennsylvania Music Store Owner Shoots,
Kills Intruder . "He wanted to look at guitars. He didn't ask for any money," the 72-year-old said Saturday evening, after
being treated for injuries and released from UPMC Mercy hospital. And then, seemingly unprovoked, Mr. Moore pounced, clubbing her on the
head. Just as suddenly, police said, Mr. Moore was dead, shot and killed by Mrs. Armen's husband, Alfred, 73, after a brief but violent
struggle inside their store late Saturday morning [4/27/2013].
Law enforcement investigates third
shooting in a day. The Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department tells Action 7 News they were called to a home on Southfort around midnight
Wednesday. There, they say, a man had broken into a home. The homeowner allegedly shot the intruder, taking him down.
Iraq War vet thwarts break-in at
Michigan gas station. Police say an Iraq War veteran thwarted two would-be burglars at his northern Michigan gas station by kicking one of them and
ordering them away with an AR-15 rifle.
Attempted robbery ends with victim shooting suspect, police say; suspects in
court. Two of the three suspects arrested in connection with an attempted robbery that ended with one of the suspects getting shot, made their
initial appearances in Yuma Justice Court on Tuesday afternoon [4/30/2013].
Attempted Robbery Lands Two Suspects In Jail And A
Third In The Hospital. The victim of the robbery stated that two male subjects had approached him as he stood in front of his trailer and demanded his
money. The victim stated that one of the subjects had been armed with a handgun. The victim had also been armed with a legally concealed handgun, and
upon being threatened, the victim and the suspect exchanged gunfire.
Intruder Dials 911
Because He Fears Homeowner May Have a Gun! [T]he intruder, Timothy James Chapek, became so frightened of Mackenzie that
he called 911. You can hear her in the background of his call, with her two German Shepherds barking, when Chapek exclaimed, "I
just broke in to a house and the owners came home... I think they might have guns."
80 Year Old With Gun
Manages To Fight Off 5 Armed Robbers. What would have happened to the man had he not had a gun?
killed while breaking into Colorado prosecutor's home. An intruder who forced his way into the mountain home of a Colorado
deputy district attorney was shot dead by either the prosecutor or her police officer husband, authorities said on Tuesday [4/2/2013].
Burglar Has Gun Put To His Head By Naked Man. Clinton Keller was one cocky burglar. Not only did he break into an
occupied home in the middle of the night, he made multiple trips in and out of the house. It seems he was stockpiling the items he
was most interested in on the front lawn. Unfortunately for Keller, he made a little bit too much noise entering the master bedroom
and woke up Eric Martin, who was in bed with his wife.
burglar shot dead by homeowner. Police said the homeowner shot the suspect when he saw him attempting to break into his home.
Home invasion victim shoots, kills one.
A 63-year-old Philadelphia man shot and killed one of two men who broke into his home early Sunday morning [3/31/2013] after they climbed
into the residence through a second-floor window and fought him, police said.
Woman, 22, fends off attacker with
handgun. An man who police said grabbed a 22-year-old woman by her hair and assaulted her Sunday night [3/31/2013] got quite
a surprise when she pulled out her handgun to defend herself. Police said the suspect ran away when he saw the gun. The
woman was not seriously hurt.
Exeter homeowner holds burglar at gunpoint, police say.
A Pennside man broke through the front door of an Exeter Township home early Sunday [3/31/2013] only to find himself facing the barrel of a
shotgun, township police said. Officers arrived at the home in the 500 block of Church Lane Road and found would-be burglar
Alexander D. Diaz-Cruz on the floor being held at gunpoint by homeowner Martin Zellers, police said.
concealed carry permit stops man from beating woman. A Wisconsin Marine Corps veteran used a concealed weapon to stop a
man on the street from nearly kicking his ex-girlfriend to death on Tuesday [3/12/2013].
Concealed carry permit holder saves
Police Officer. Permit holder saves a police officer from what would certainly be serious injury if not worse.
woman shoots at armed burglar in her home. A Covington woman who awoke to find an armed man in the doorway to her
bedroom was able to frighten him by screaming and then fired several shots at him as he fled, according to the St. Tammany
Parish Sheriff's Office.
No arrests planned in fatal
shooting Monday, says Sumner County sheriff. Sumner County law enforcement authorities said they finished their
investigation of a fatal shooting Monday night [3/4/2013] in which a 41-year-old man from Iowa was shot by a farmer.
Miami police: Would-be robber is shot
by victim, dies. An attempted robbery backfired when the victim fatally shot his attacker Tuesday night [3/5/2013] in
northwest Miami, police said.
Intruder Shot By
Homeowner In District Heights. According to Cpl. McKinney, a preliminary investigation indicates the injured
man was banging loudly on an apartment door. The homeowner, armed with a handgun, opened the door to investigate.
That's when the man forced his way into the apartment. In response, the homeowner shot the intruder who then attempted
to take refuge in another apartment where he was later found by police.
suspect shot and killed by Dollar General Store manager. According to the Knoxville Police Department, an armed robber
went into the Dollar General Store on Asheville Highway and the robber demanded money from the store's safe. The store
manager complied. The shooting occurred seconds later outside the store.
Burglary suspect shot, arrested seeking medical help.
Texarkana, Texas Police say a man who forced his way into a house with an armed guest was later arrested after seeking medical
attention for his gunshot wound. The incident happened about 10:30 p.m. Sunday at a residence in the 2000 block
of Wood Street, where police say the homeowner told them about how two masked males had forcefully entered her home and ordered
everyone to lie on the floor. Both intruders appeared to be armed with handguns.
21, 'saved mother and father's life' after shooting home invader. A 21-year-old son shot dead an intruder to protect his
parents when three men stormed their suburban home on Thursday night [2/21/2013]. The residents, who are from Eastern Europe,
were enjoying some family time together and baking a cake when they heard a knock on the door at around 8pm.
fights back when 3 gunmen storm their home; one intruder shot. A 21-year-old man sprang into action to
protect his family Thursday night [2/21/2013] when three suspects barged into their northwest Harris County home.
Man Shoots and
Kills Two Home Invaders: National Media Silent. In yet another example of self defence using a firearm, a man used a gun
to defend himself, and his toddler son from home invaders. Yet, the national media chose to take a pass on covering it.
Would-Be Robber Shot Multiple Times
at Metro PCS Store. The day after a takeover robbery at a Metro PCS store on Folsom Boulevard that left the suspect
dead, the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department has no one in custody and may never. [...] The suspect's name hasn't been released
at this point, but FOX40 has learned he's a 30-year-old parolee with an extensive criminal record.
Dad says he killed intruders while defending
his home. The man said he and his two-year-old son were sleeping when he heard a loud crash inside his home off Route 460
early Sunday morning [2/17/2013]. The man said he grabbed a handgun and left his room to investigate. Soon he found
three men inside his home.
guard fights back! An armed couple who stormed a business in Michigan wielding guns were forced to flee when a member of staff pulled out a
semi-automatic rifle. According to police, the pair entered the tax preparation business brandishing their firearms but little did they know the
security guard was carrying an AR-15. After sudden panic, the guard ran at the attackers and let off two shots resulting in the terrified duo
running out of the premises before they could harm anyone.
Why do civilians need assault weapons?
In Harris County, Texas, a fifteen-year-old boy was home alone with his twelve-year-old sister when two burglars broke into the house. The young
boy got his father's assault rifle and shot one of the burglars. The boy and his sister were unharmed, and the burglars were apprehended.
Assault rifles can take lives, but as shown in this case, they can also save lives.
Resident Forced to Forfeit Gun Used to Stop Home Invasion. In late January, 64-year old Clare Niederhauser was arrested
for shooting at burglars fleeing from his property. At a plea deal hearing, he apologized for firing the shots, agreed to pay
a $700 fine, take a weapons class, and forfeit the weapon he used. Fellow residents of Layton, UT are coming to the aid of the
elderly man, who was arrested after firing a shot at a burglar's vehicle and a fleeing accomplice after they attempted to break in to his
property with a crowbar.
page: Please refrain from defending your own life and property.
Homeowner shoots, wounds would-be burglar.
Police arrested a 39-year-old man Monday night [2/4/2013] after a homeowner shot and wounded him while he was trying to break into a house in north Houston, officials said.
Suspect shot, killed in west Vegas break-in. Police
said one of three men believed to have broken into a west Las Vegas home was killed after a homeowner opened fire at the group.
Police release name of suspect shot in
Garrard County burglary. They say they came home and found a burglar inside. But a central Kentucky couple turned the tables on the intruder,
and police say the husband shot him.
Utah store owner pulls gun to foil knife-wielding robber.
A knife-wielding, would-be bandit got an unpleasant surprise Monday when he tried to hold up a South Salt Lake convenience store and found himself facing a gun.
Serial burglar shot by homeowner. Police say a serial burglar, who
has been arrested 37 times, was shot by a homeowner in northwest Albuquerque Sunday morning [3/18/2012].
Why You Never Bring a Brick to a Gun Fight.
[Scroll down] Good on that Good Samaritan neighbor. Had he not intervened, who knows how badly the woman would
have been hurt. And had he intervened and not had a gun, there's no telling how much more damage the bad guy would have
done to him with that brick.
Burglar Rolls Snake-Eyes in Vegas.
KLAS-TV in Las Vegas reports that in the early morning hours of Tuesday [2/5/2013] a man in his seventies shot and killed an armed intruder
who had just broken into the man's home along with a couple of armed partners-in-crime. After dialing 9-1-1 and alerting police to
the home invasion, the man shot and killed one of the intruders.
Suspect Shot and Killed in Attempted
Home Invasion in Fairborn, Ohio. Well, shouldn't this be flooding the news channels, considering everything else?
Armed guard disarms
shooter at Georgia middle school. An armed guard at a Georgia middle school disarmed a student who had opened fire, wounding
one person. [...] The guard will be disappeared from the story because his actions don't fit the narrative. It will be forgotten how
many lives he may have saved, and how his presence proved the efficacy of hiring armed security for our schools.
Armed Guard Stops
Shooter. While DHS seeks 7,000 semiautomatic guns with 30-round clips for self-defense, it makes a video saying you should
use scissors to overpower armed predators. Luckily, a school guard in Atlanta thought differently.
Martin Luther King Jr. High School
coach shoots attackers. Police sources tell 7 Action News that a women's basketball coach from Martin Luther King,
Jr. Senior High School shot two men who attacked him as he was walking two basketball players to their cars in the school parking lot.
Police sources say the coach was walking the two girls to their cars when two men allegedly approached and one pulled out a gun and grabbed
him by his chain necklace. The coach then pulled out his gun and shot both of them, according to sources. The man who shot the
attackers was 70 years old, according to police.
The Editor says...
The streets and schools named after Martin Luther King are often the most dangerous places in town. Use your
favorite search engine to find "Martin Luther King Boulevard after dark."
Urban streets named for MLK still
struggle. A walk down the 6-mile city street named for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. yields plenty of images that would
surely unsettle the civil rights leader: shuttered storefronts, open-air drug markets and a glut of pawn shops, quickie check-cashing
providers and liquor stores.
Armed veteran in wheelchair
thwarts home invasion. Authorities say a U.S. Army veteran who uses a wheelchair wielded a pistol to run off a man who
broke into his home near Athens [Georgia].
Home Intruders Decide Not to Stick Around After Seeing Their 'Victim' Holding an AR-15.
Shots Fired. "By the time I had it out and ready, one of the men came at my door, slowly opened it, saw that there was a
barrel on the other side and from there backed out," Raymond recalled. After seeing the barrel of an AR-15 staring them in the face,
the two men fled from the apartment. No shots were fired and no one was injured. In fact, the rifle wasn't even loaded at
the time of the incident, Raymond said.
D.C. man who shot dogs
biting boy could face charges. The incident unfolded Sunday afternoon [1/20/2013], after three pit bulls attacked an
11-year-old boy as he rode his bicycle through the Brightwood neighborhood of Northwest, according to a police report. When the
man, a neighbor, saw the boy being mauled by the dogs, he went inside his home and got a gun. The man killed one of the dogs.
The gunfire attracted the attention of a police officer in the area near Eighth and Sheridan streets, where the attack occurred.
The officer responded and shot the other two pit bulls as they continued to attack the boy.
College Student Saves Himself, Ten Friends By Shooting At Masked Attackers, Killing One. But no, he shouldn't have had an
College Student Shoots, Kills Home Invader.
A group of college students said they are lucky to be alive and they're thanking the quick-thinking of one of their own. Police said a
fellow student shot and killed one of two masked me who burst into an apartment. Channel 2 Action News reporter Tom Jones met with
one of the students to talk about the incident. "Apparently, his intent was to rape and murder us all," said student Charles Bailey.
Grandma With Gun Halts Store
Robbery. A gun-carrying grandmother in Milwaukee foiled an attempted robbery when she pulled a firearm on the suspect as he
grabbed for her grocery store cash register. Ernestine Aldana, 48, was behind the counter at the San Ignacio Market when a man in a
dark hat pulled a knife on her and attempted to rob the store register, police said.
Actually Covers Gun Self-Defense Case Promoted By NRA; ABC, NBC Punt. On Friday's [1/11/2013] CBS This Morning, Bill
Plante refreshingly spotlighted how firearms are used to protect the lives of ordinary Americans. Plante noted how the National
Rifle Association "Tweeted a story... about Melinda Herman, a Georgia woman who shot an intruder in self-defense as she waited with
her two children in a closet.... She fired at the man multiple times with a .38 caliber handgun." The two other
Big Three morning shows failed to mention this story during their coverage of the current gun control debate.
School Shooting in Tennessee That National Media Did
Not Report. I am sure that no one outside of our immediate region has ever heard the story, because the only person who was
shot — and killed — was the gunman. These types of stories don't fit the narrative of those who want "gun-free zones"
and so are ignored by the national media.
Never bring a cattle prod to a gun fight.
Police: Fla. clerk's gun beats thief's cattle prod.
Authorities say a Florida Panhandle man has been arrested after he tried to rob a convenience store with a cattle prod but was thwarted by a
clerk with a gun.
businessman confronts thieves in the act, deputies say. A 64-year-old man armed with a shotgun caught two burglary suspects in the
act Monday [1/7/2013] and detained the men until deputies arrived, the Volusia County Sheriff's Office reported. The owner of West Crane
Services on Newport Avenue told deputies his business was burglarized last week, so he staked out the property at night anticipating the thieves
Homeowner shoots at two men breaking
into his Vallejo residence. At about 11:45 a.m. the man found the two men breaking into his home in the 200 block of
Windsor Court, police said. The man then armed himself with a weapon and took a shot at the suspects, who fled the house in a champagne
four-door late 1990s Cadillac, police said.
Carry Holder Teaches Armed Robber Why It's a Bad Idea to Pull a Gun on a Dad. A father in Columbus, Ohio was forced to defend
himself and his 2-month-old son when a man pulled a gun and attempted to rob him on Monday night [1/7/2013]. Luckily, Kelby Smith, 34,
owns a permit to carry a concealed handgun and was able to shoot the robber.
Florida senior changes would-be robber's life with legal handgun. Here's some more news for the media gatekeepers to
bury, since it runs strongly counter to their preferred gun-control narrative: a 71-year-old Florida man used his lawfully
carried firearm to thwart an armed robbery at an Internet cafe in Ocala, Florida.
Girls With Guns.
In October 2012, 12-year-old Kendra St. Clair was also at home alone when a home invader kicked in her back door. Her mother
advised her over the phone to hide in the bathroom. Luckily, the preteen grabbed her parents' handgun first -- and shot the
intruder in the shoulder. "When I had the gun, I didn't think I was actually going to have to shoot somebody," she told
ABC News. "I think it's going to change me a whole lot, knowing that I can hold my head up high and nothing can hurt me
anymore." Now that's girl power.
Boy Uses AR15 To Stop A Home Invasion.
Bottom line, banning the AR15 and its variants is banning perhaps the single most effective weapon for home defense. That is particularly true
for women and teens. Keep that in mind as the left tries to disarm America in the wake of Sandy Hook.
Mother Hiding with Kids
Shoots Intruder. As I've mentioned before, while I'm a huge supporter of the Second Amendment, I'm no fan of guns
and sincerely wish that owning one (or three) wasn't a necessary responsibility, especially when you have a family. Here's
another reason why that's the case.
Mother Hiding with Kids
Shoots Intruder. A woman hiding in her attic with children shot an intruder multiple times before fleeing to safety
Friday [1/4/2013]. The incident happened at a home on Henderson Ridge Lane in Loganville around 1 p.m. The woman
was working in an upstairs office when she spotted a strange man outside a window, according to Walton County Sheriff Joe Chapman.
He said she took her 9-year-old twins to a crawlspace before the man broke in using a crowbar. But the man eventually found
Cops: Mother of two surprises
intruder with five gunshots. The Loganville mother of two assumed the knocks on her front door Friday afternoon were from a
solicitor. "Don't answer," she yelled to her 9-year-old twins playing downstairs. When the visitor began repeatedly ringing the
doorbell, she called her husband at work. "Get the kids and hide," he told his wife.
This didn't happen; please ignore this
post. Liberal-fascists would rather this woman had been raped and murdered, and her children right along with her.
Obama's Disarm the Victim
Movement. So now we're learning that Barack Obama wants to make the sale of high capacity magazines illegal. How nice.
Nice — and easy to expose as completely absurd. Let's just use one occurrence to address the dream shared by Dear Ruler and
liberals of eliminating these high-capacity magazines in rifles and handguns. To show the absurdity of this idea, let's just go back to
Loganville, Georgia 11 days ago.
The December 16 Movie Theater
Shooting You Didn't Hear About. The story was covered locally, but seeing as it happened just one day after the Sandyhook massacre in
Connecticut, you would think it would have gotten more airplay in the MSM. Don't stories like this one play right into their anti-gun hands?
No — not this one.
Here's Why Someone Would
Need To Own An 'Assault' Rifle. The left keeps asking why anyone needs an "assault" rifle. Here's one reason — in
2010, a Texas teen used a rifle similar to the one used in Newtown to defend his younger sister and himself from home invaders.
Three in the Head. I carried a gun in New York City for more
than a decade — back when there were thousands of murders a year and the Bronx led the nation in killings. On at least four occasions,
that gun saved my life, and in a couple of instances, the lives of people who were with me at the time.
Intruder fatally shot after breaking into
Glen Burnie business, police say. Anne Arundel County police are investigating a report that an employee in a coin shop in Glen
Burnie shot and killed an intruder Tuesday morning [12/25/2012].
Police: Man defends himself,
kills robbery suspect. Police in Atlanta say a man was defending himself when he shot and killed a suspected robber on Christmas Eve.
When assault weapons saved Koreatown.
This year marked the 20th anniversary of the Los Angeles riots, sparked by the acquittal of four Los Angeles Police Department officers accused
of beating the now-deceased Rodney King. During the five days, mobs around Los Angeles looted stores, burnt 3,767 buildings, caused more
than $1 billion in property damage, and led to the deaths of more than 50 people and left another 4,000 injured. A story
that has been forgotten since then is that of the brave storeowners in Koreatown who fended off mobs with handguns, rifles and assault weapons.
Ohio crime victims fire
back in 2 shooting incidents. In separate incidents less than 12 hours apart, crime victims fought back by shooting robbers Sunday [12/9/2012] and
early Monday, killing one suspect and injuring three. In both cases, the crime victims were not hurt.
Robbery Suspect Shot and Killed in Triple Shooting.
Two robbery victims turn the tables on the man who tried to rob them. The victims, a man and woman were shot, but in the end its the robber who didn't
make it out alive.
Attempted Battle Creek robber shot in head.
A clerk at a Battle Creek convenience store wasn't about to be robbed. The 28-year-old man running the register at Liberty Mart Convenience
store shot the attempted thief in the head when the suspect pulled a knife and demanded money.
Cafe manager fends off robbers.
The manager at an Internet sweepstakes busines fired twice at robbers early this morning and chased them from the business, police reported.
Neighbor handcuffs, detains would-be-burglars at gunpoint.
Many neighbors said this has brought them even closer. "You have all this stuff that happens in the neighborhoods in Houston, where
people are getting shot and killed and raped and murdered. We're not having it," said neighbor Suzanne Lumus.
Big Lake men
subdue serial burglar. A bail-jumping burglar may be feeling lucky at the possibility of spending the next several decades in jail
after an armed confrontation that nearly left him shot. Joshua Beaty, 25, was in the process of robbing the Big Lake area home of James
Conner Oct. 26 when Conner and a couple of his friends caught Beaty in the act.
Fruit vendor grateful after
customer shoots gunman. A South Florida fruit vendor is speaking out with words of gratitude for a customer who stepped in after someone
tried to mug him. Blood stains and crime scene tape remain on the sidewalk marking the spot of the near-fatal confrontation that occurred Tuesday
Retired Marine Shoots Home Intruder During Break-In.
If you're a thief, there are a couple of warning signs that you should watch out for. A dog bowl and a leash in the front yard would tip
you off that you're probably going to get bitten. A sign that reads, "Trespassers will be shot!" is pretty self-explanatory. The
home of 77-year-old Lloyd McCarty is similarly filled with warning signs.
Home Invader Shot in Boardman, Ohio.
Officers said one of the suspects, Keemoni Harris, 22, of Campbell, and the homeowner, James Truman Sr., exchanged gunfire, firing about five shots. Truman
wasn't hit, but officials said Harris went to the hospital with three non-life threatening gun shot wounds.
Man Shoots Intruder in Santa Maria. An unidentified intruder was shot
Sunday evening [12/9/2012] in Santa Maria when he knocked on a homeowner's door and brandished a gun.
Santa Maria man recovering
in hospital after shooting. Police say when the homeowner answered the door, the man outside threatened the him with a gun. Police say the
homeowner also had a gun and shot the man at the door several times.
Owasso homeowner shoots, kills intruder.
An investigation is underway after an Owasso homeowner shoots and kills a man that Owasso Police say was breaking into his home.
[Atrocious grammar in original.]
Mass Killings Stopped by Armed Citizens. There are
several documented cases where armed citizens have stopped mass attacks by gunmen. Let me list a few: The Pearl, Mississippi school shooting was stopped
by the vice principal Joel Myrick with a Colt .45, The Appalachian School shooting was stopped by two students with handguns. Both of the above incidents
were stopped by the armed citizens threatening the shooter without firing.
"Gun free" zone confirmed. The Sandy Hook school was a gun-free zone,
meaning Mr. Lanza knew that no one could shoot back when he entered the school or the classroom where his mother taught. The shooting in July in a movie
theater in Aurora, Colo. was also in a gun-free zone. Rather than engaging in yet another debate about the Second Amendment, perhaps we should be discussing
whether security is enhanced or weakened by not allowing a school to be armed for self defense.
Homeowner shoots intruder near Mulvane.
A 31-year-old burglary suspect is listed in serious but stable condition after he was shot in the chest by a homeowner in rural Mulvane [Kansas].
California Resident Shoots Home
Invader. The resident heard someone remove a screen and break a kitchen window to gain access to his home, so the resident armed himself with a
handgun, the sheriff's office said.
Store clerk, would-be robber trade gunshots.
An attempted armed robbery went bad quickly for the gunman Friday night [12/7/2012] when a store clerk pulled out his own weapon and began blasting away.
Sheriff: Armed homeowner walks burglar outside to wait
for deputies. A George County man found himself on the wrong end of a homeowner's gun after allegedly breaking into a home on Crenshaw Road Saturday
night. Sheriff Dean Howell said just after midnight, dispatch received a call from a homeowner who said he was holding a burglar at gunpoint.
Concealed Weapon At Nail Salon Stops Armed Robbery. Here in Mass[achusetts] where it's almost impossible for a law abiding citizen to
carry a concealed weapon this story would have ended much differently.
Police: Nail salon customer packs heat, gunman leaves. A gunman retreated from a Casper nail salon last week after realizing one of its customers was
packing heat. [...] A witness said the man then reached into his coat pocket and began to take out a silver-colored pistol. At that moment, a woman who
was getting her nails done reached into her purse and got her own firearm. Police say the man never fully raised the gun and left the building after
seeing the customer had her weapon out.
Of Sandy Hook, Clackamas — Ban Gun-Free Zones. In the target-rich environment of the Clackamas Town
Center two weeks before Christmas, the shooter managed to kill only two people before killing himself. A far worse tragedy
was prevented when he was confronted by a hero named Nick Meli. As the shooter was having difficulty with his weapon,
Meli pulled his and took aim, reluctant to fire lest an innocent bystander be hit. But he didn't have to pull the trigger:
The shooter fled when confronted, ending his own life before it could be done for him. We will never know how many lives
were saved by an armed citizen that day.
Mall shooter killed himself after seeing gun carrier aiming at him. Nick Meli never shot his gun out of fear of hitting
a bystander, but apparently seeing him with his gun was enough for the shooter at Clackamas Mall earlier this month to turn the gun on
himself and commit suicide.
Clackamas mall shooter faced shopper with concealed weapon.
Nick Meli is emotionally drained. The 22-year-old was at Clackamas Town Center with a friend and her baby when a masked man opened fire. [...] "I'm not
beating myself up cause I didn't shoot him," said Meli. "I know after he saw me, I think the last shot he fired was the one he used on himself."
Unreported: CCW Holder Likely Prevented Larger Clackamas Mall Death Toll. If certain aspects of stories relating to an incident of gun
violence don't fit the template, they usually doesn't get reported at all. But if such things somehow get some local exposure, they rarely
escape into the broader national news environment.
Concealed Carry Permit May Have Saved Lives During Oregon Mall Shooting. The shooting last week at the mall in Clackamas, Oregon has been
overshadowed by the tragedy that unfolded Friday morning at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. In Oregon two innocent human beings lost
their lives, but perhaps the carnage would have been worse if not for Nick Meli, who has a concealed carry permit and was in the mall when the gunman
Robber Killed By Concealed Carry Permit Holder. I hate to see a kid throw his life away, literally, for whatever
could be stolen from a Waffle House, but when you start pointing guns at people and robbing them, you forfeit your right to take
in oxygen. This is especially true if there is someone with a gun pointed at you.
Retired SC Highway Patrol trooper shoots, kills
home intruder in Bluffton. A retired S.C. Highway Patrol trooper shot and killed an intruder after a struggle in his Bluffton home
early Wednesday [11/14/2012], according to the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office. Former trooper Lt. William "Chuck" Wise was attacked
by a man attempting to break into his Palmetto Bluff Road home at 2:15 a.m. when Wise fired several shots, striking and killing him,
investigators say. The body of 39-year-old Paul Edward Rowell was found in the main entryway, the Sheriff's Office said.
Homeowner fatally shot attacker,
another suspect flees, police say. A Palm Beach Gardens man was found dead in front of a Holly Hill home
Friday night [11/16/2012], and investigators say he is one two suspects that tried to rob the house.
Mystery: Virginia gun violence falls as
gun sales soar. So, who are the people buying all these guns? That's right, ladies.
Defends Herself with Gun. This past Wednesday [10/17/2012] a young 12-year old girl in Bryan County, Oklahoma was able to protect her
life when an intruder kicked in her back door and entered her house. Frantically, she called her mother who advised her to grab their household
gun, hide in the closet, and call 911. The intruder made his way through the house, and as he was opening the door of the closet, the young girl
shot him through the closet door. The intruder left the house and the girl was found unharmed. The police arrived and took the man into
aimed right for his heart'. A 92-year-old war veteran who shot dead an intruder at his home says he has only one
regret — that he didn't shoot the alleged burglar's accomplices. Earl Jones from Boone County, Kentucky, killed Lloyd
(Adam) Maxwell after the intruder broke into his home at 2am on Monday [9/2/2012] with two accomplices.
bystander stops stabbing outside school. A woman is in critical condition after she was stabbed outside her child's
school Tuesday morning. [...] Police say a bystander who happened to be a concealed handgun license holder pulled his weapon and
ordered [Roberto] Barron to drop the knife.
Buy a gun. One thing the national news media will always
ignore is the practice of lawful self-defense. For example, most people are probably not aware of the fact that American citizens
use a firearm to defend themselves more than 2.4 million times every year. That is more than 6,500 times
every day. This means that, each year, firearms are used 60 times more often to protect the lives of honest citizens
than to take lives. Furthermore, of the 2.4 million self-defense cases, more than 192,000 are by women defending themselves
against sexual assault. And in less than eight percent of those occasions is a shot actually fired. The vast majority of
the time (92%), the mere presence of a firearm helps to avert a major crime from occurring.
Gun Owner Saves Cop's Life by Shooting Deranged Gunman!
Another Old [Man] Steps In To Save A Life. This time in Early, Texas.
This was remarkably good shooting by the hero. He must practice a lot. If not for his interference others would have died.
woman thwarts robbery on jewellery store. Five armed men who attempted to rob a jewellery store were left scrambling for the door when
a 65-year-old woman opened fire on them. The handgun-wielding thieves, clad in hoodies, were forced to flee Continental Jewelry in Garden Grove,
California, after the woman chased after them last week.
What Gun Haters Don't Want You to Know.
The other side of the gun rights argument is that guns save lives. A 65 year-old female jewelry store owner singlehandedly chased off five masked
thugs who were robbing her Greenwich store. She fired two shots in the air as she ran after them. They were knocking into each other trying
to get out the door.
man ends stabbing spree at Salt Lake grocery store. A citizen with a gun stopped a knife wielding man as he began stabbing people
Thursday evening [7/26/2012] at the downtown Salt Lake City Smith's store. Police say the suspect purchased a knife inside the store and
then turned it into a weapon. Smith's employee Dorothy Espinoza says, "He pulled it out and stood outside the Smiths in the foyer. And
just started stabbing people and yelling you killed my people. You killed my people."
Gun Carrying Man Stops Stabbing
Spree in Utah. Another Second Amendment success story: A man carrying a gun in a Utah grocery store stopped a man that went
on a stabbing spree after purchasing the knife in the store.
Salt Lake City Citizen Shows Why
Anti-Gun Nuts are Blockheads. Notice the individuals who took the knife to the stomach and head were not carrying a form of
self-defense. If you can't figure this out, then perhaps you should do the rest of us a favor and skip the voting booth in November.
Two Aurora Shootings: One
Widely Known; the Other Ignored. On April 22 of this year a convicted felon, just out of jail, went to an Aurora, Colorado, church
and shot and killed a member of the congregation before being killed himself by a congregant carrying a gun. [...] Because the perpetrator was able to
claim only one life before being killed himself by someone carrying a gun and acting in self-defense, it garnered relatively little publicity.
concealed-carrier stops an armed robbery. Ah, sweet justice — drink it in, it always goes down smooth.
There are few things that warm my heart quite so much as watching a lawfully armed citizen give a good lesson to a couple of bad guys
who seek to threaten, intimidate, and possibly cause fatal bodily harm to others while undermining the rule of law. In an Internet
cafe in Florida the other night, two armed robbers likely gained a newfound respect for the Second Amendment, the hard way.
fires on, scares off would-be robbers. Two men attempted an armed robbery at the Palms Internet Cafe in Florida
Friday night [7/13/2012], the Marion County Sheriff's Office reports. [...] 71-year-old patron Samuel Williams drew his own handgun
when the two masked men, one with a baseball bat and the other with a hand gun, barged into the Palms.
cafe robbers run into one tough 71-year-old. Two hooded men, their faces covered, went into a Florida Internet cafe
Friday, hefting a baseball bat and toting a handgun. What they couldn't have expected to encounter was Samuel Williams, a
fleet-of-foot senior citizen with a gun. The two suspects, identified by authorities as DuWayne Henderson and Davis Dawkins,
went spinning and running after Williams, 71, dropped to one knee and aimed his .380.
14-year-old Phoenix boy shoots armed intruder.
A 14-year-old boy shot and nearly killed an intruder who broke into his Phoenix home and pulled a gun on him while he was watching his three
younger siblings, police said Saturday [6/23/2012].
Teen Stands Ground, Saves Family. An
Arizona 14 year boy shoots and seriously wounds an intruder to his home. The teen was watching his younger siblings when a woman first rang
the door bell, then began pounding on the door. He realized something was not right and ran upstairs where a gun was stored. As he
returned a male intruder kicked down the door and entered with gun in hand.
Good Girl with Gun Lives, Bad
Guy with Knife Dies. [Sarah] McKinley, who had just lost her husband to lung cancer on Christmas Day, was home with her
3-month-old baby boy on New Year's Eve when two dillweeds decided they were going to break into her casa. Good Sarah was having
none of it. [...] Sarah probably thought that things couldn't get any worse after losing her husband on Christmas Day. And
yet things did get worse. But, thankfully, she was trained and had a gun.
Man With Concealed
Carry Permit Stops Attacker. An attacker bought the knife inside a local market in Salt Lake City, UT, then
stabbed one man in the side of the head and another person in the stomach. The attack took place in the market parking
lot. A bystander with a concealed carry permit witnessed the attack and stepped in to keep it from escalating.
Georgia Granny Thwarts 2 Would-Be Robbers in
Shootout. Authorities in Georgia say a grandmother foiled a robbery attempt by two armed men by getting into a shootout with
them, injuring one man.
'I carry a gun all the time' says woman who thwarted
Macon holdup attempt. Looking at Lulu Campbell's bullet-riddled silver Toyota Tundra, common sense says the 57-year-old grandmother
should be dead. It's impossible to tell how many bullets were fired at 2 a.m. Saturday morning [4/21/2012] on English Avenue, but
what started as an armed robbery attempt turned into a full-blown firefight.
Witness: Home invader
shot dead on South Side. A man was shot to death on the front steps of an Englewood home, and a witness said it
was a home invasion that was foiled by a man who lives there.
Intruder shot entering home. There was a
bang at the door. Then a second bang and the door swung open. An intruder with a handgun had barely come inside the apartment when it
happened, recalled the man who lives there. The intruder pointed the gun at him, he said, so he grabbed his own handgun and fired at least twice.
Homeowners With Guns Fight Back.
In the wake of two home invasions in three days, some metro area homeowners, fed up with violence are willing to risk
it all and fight back bad guys. Monday [4/9/2012], a Kansas City woman, scared for her life, shot and killed
a 17-year-old armed intruder.
shooting death that doesn't fit the MSM Narrative. A 48-year old retired NYC police lieutenant is being heralded as a
hero for shooting down a would-be armed robber, but you won't hear much about this story from the MSM because it doesn't fit the
"Trayvon Martin" narrative. The New York Post reported Friday [4/13/2012] that two men attempted to rob a drug store at gun
point looking for cash and expensive prescription drugs. What they got was more than they bargained for.
Gun owners are not to blame.
Last year, in Gwinnett County, Ga., a woman in her early 50s was getting out of the shower when the bathroom lights suddenly
went out. As she stepped out into the dark, a man slammed her onto the tile floor. Injured but still conscious, she
tried to fight him off when she felt a blade against her throat. During the attempted sexual assault that followed, the
woman managed to break free and retrieve the .22-caliber pistol she kept in the bedroom. She shot her intruder several
times, killing him.
Intruder stopped for
snack before fatal shooting. A homeowner fatally shot a would-be robber who entered his house in Springville early
Thursday morning [3/1/2012]. The intruder apparently stopped for a snack and changed clothes before going upstairs to
threaten the home's residents.
With Fewer Police and Rising Crime, "Justifiable Homicides" Soar. Living in a city with a substantially
diminished police force, a growing number of the residents of Detroit, Michigan, have decided that they can take a
"bite out of crime" all on their own, and are using firearms in self-defense to protect themselves from the
burgeoning ranks of violent criminals.
Detroit citizens no longer rely on police as
self-defense killings skyrocket.
911 is a Joke.
Justifiable homicide in the city [of Detroit] shot up 79 percent in 2011 from the previous year, as citizens in
the long-suffering city armed themselves and took matters into their own hands. The local rate of self-defense
killings now stands 2,200 percent above the national average. Residents, unable to rely on a dwindling
police force to keep them safe, are fighting back against the criminal scourge on their own. And they're
offering no apologies. ... The last time [Detroit resident Julia] Brown, 73, called the Detroit police, they
didn't show up until the next day.
Guardsman thwarts Red Line robbery; 3 teens arrested. Three teens who attempted to rob a judo
instructor with a replica gun at a CTA station got more than they bargained for, police say. It wasn't the
judo teacher who taught them a lesson, authorities say, but an Army National Guardsman armed with a real gun.
under violent crime on mass transit.
Shoots, Kills Intruder. A young Oklahoma mother shot and killed an intruder to protect her 3-month-old
baby on New Year's Eve, less than a week after the baby's father died of cancer.
Mother With a Gun.
If the National Rifle Association had an award for Mother of the Year, it might already have a winner.
When two men began to break into her home on New Year's Eve, Sarah Dawn McKinley of Blanchard, Okla., popped
a bottle into her crying three-month-old baby's mouth and reached for her guns.
Antioch man answered
burglar's knife with gun. An alleged burglar was shot dead by the owner of a vacant Antioch home
after the suspect threatened him with a knife, police said Monday [11/7/2011].
pizza deliveryman shoots, wounds would-be robber. A Papa John's Pizza delivery driver told police
that he drew his own handgun and shot a gunman who tried to rob him Thursday night [11/3/2011] in southeast
Memphis. ... Only eight months before and about three miles west, another Papa John's driver, 56-year-old Ron
Brake, was fatally wounded during a robbery after delivering pizza at an apartment complex in Hickory Hill.
shotgun scared off Oakland rioters. Oakland developer Phil Tagami is used to working behind
the scenes to broker some of the biggest deals in town. Late Wednesday [11/2/2011], he was using
different persuasive skills — holding a loaded shotgun to scare away rioters trying to get into a
at Del's 24 Hour shop shoots, kills would-be robber who grabbed child. A clerk at a landmark
East Naples corner store shot and killed a man Tuesday [10/18/2011] as he attempted to rob the family-run shop
and flee with her 1-year-old daughter.
shoots robbery suspect in Applebee's parking lot. Authorities say a would-be victim pulled a gun
and shot a man who tried to rob him in a restaurant parking lot in St. Petersburg.
City homeowner shoots intruder in chest, police say. "This case involving the home invasion and
home owner shooting the intruder appears to be justified; however (Johnson City Police Department) will submit
this case to the district attorney and present the facts to a grand jury in Blanco County," Police Chief Randy
Holland said. "I can only hope and pray that would-be criminals everywhere are deterred by this incident."
West Virginia 72-Year-Old Repels
Home Invasion. At noon Saturday [7/23/2011], 72 year old Menuard Frazier's home was
invaded by three men who beat him and tied him up while they robbed his residence. According to WSAZ,
the three men knocked and asked the retiree to use the phone. As he led them to the kitchen, they
jumped him, tied his legs up and put a sheet over his head.
Hotel clerk kills
Orangeburg robber. A small woman in her 50s working as a hotel clerk at a Columbia area Days
Inn shot and killed a robber "more than double her size" Monday morning [7/25/2011], Richland County Sheriff
Leon Lott said. The man, Vincent Carson, 43, of Orangeburg, had held a knife to her throat, put the
knife down and was apparently going to tie her up and sexually assault her, Lott said.
Boswell fights off armed intruder at Iowa farm house. A home invasion at Rep. Leonard Boswell's
Iowa farm ended when his 22-year-old grandson fetched a shotgun and aimed it at the intruder, according to a
statement from the congressman's office. No one was seriously injured.
Woman: 'I shot him as much as I
could'. The crying woman told a 911 operator she "shot him as much as I could" and moments
later police found her would-be attacker dead in the back yard of her Gwinnett County home. The woman
was getting out of the shower when 34-year-old Israel Perez Puentes, armed with a knife, dragged her to the
bedroom where he planned to rape her, police said.
ID slain home invasion suspect. The man who police say was killed by a homeowner during an
attempted sexual assault was identified Thursday [5/11/2011] as Israel Perez Puentes, 34, of Alpharetta.
A Gwinnett County woman shot and killed Puentes Wednesday morning after the knife-wielding man attacked her
in the shower, police said.
3rd suspect turns himself
in after homeowner kills intruder. Cecil Barwick was home alone inside his Stony Landing home
Wednesday morning [4/13/2011] when police say he heard voices and footsteps from upstairs. The
50-year-old man grabbed his handgun and quickly came face to face with one of the men who broke into
his house and had been rifling through his belongings upstairs.
N.O. Woman Kills Armed Home Intruder. The NOPD is investigating the fatal shooting of man
they describe as an "armed home intruder." ... According to investigators, 21-year-old Melvin Plummer of
Marrero entered a house occupied by a 30-year-old woman and her three children and brandished a handgun.
The woman, who has a concealed weapons permit, pulled a gun and shot Plummer multiple times.
Owner kills 3 robbers in jewelry
store shootout. In the back room of a humble jewelry store and pawn shop in Houston's East End
Thursday afternoon [12/16/2010], a gunman tied Eva Castillo's wrists tightly — too tightly.
She complained of the pain, so he loosened the bindings. Then Castillo's husband was ordered at gunpoint
to put his hands behind his back. But Ramon Castillo had a surprise for the gunman and two cohorts, who
had announced they were robbing the business. Castillo pulled a pistol from his waistband and shot the
Robbery Suspect Charged With Murder After
Alleged Accomplices Killed by Homeowner. Three young black men break into a white man's home in
rural Northern California. The homeowner shoots two of them to death — but it's the surviving
black man who is charged with murder.
Pistol-packing Ala. grandmother shoots intruder
in bedroom. Police say 69-year-old Ethel Jones shot 18-year-old Michael O'Neal Bynum in the
abdomen when she said she found him inside her bedroom.
Robbers pick wrong
target; two shot, one killed by gun-toting victim. Two would-be robbers forgot to ask their
victim a key question: Do you have a gun and know how to use it? ... The man, who works for a local gun
range, declined comment Friday [7/2/2010]. He asked that his name not be published because authorities
told him the attempted robbery may be gang-related.
Victim had just
fixed meal when he was assaulted and stabbed.
"If I'd had a trigger lock, I'd be dead."
Check out the Civilian Gun Self-Defense
Blog. Where Clayton Cramer and Pete Drum keep track of civilians using guns in
The Gun I Didn't Have. The most
street-wise punk knows it is stupid to bring a knife to a gunfight. I followed the laws, stayed legal,
and left my guns at home when I came here. The gun regulations of our nation's capitol put me face to
face with a criminal who ignores the laws. Law enforcement was not there to protect me and the rules I
followed stole my right to protect myself. Where's the justice in that?
Robbery victim fights back, kills
robber. Hazelwood police said a robbery victim, in his 50's, opened fire on and killed a would-be
robber Tuesday night. The shooting happened at the intersection of Dunn and Cortena Roads around
8:40 p.m Tuesday [5/4/2010]. Chief Carl Wolf said the would-be robber walked up behind the
man on the street and tried to rob him.
of 80-year-old who shot intruder: 'He saved our lives'. The intruder — who police
said wore stockings over his hands to keep from leaving prints — wiggled the brass doorknob of the
locked door that led to the first-floor apartment, but it didn't open, the family said. He then turned
to the oversized glass window of the 80-year-old's bedroom, pulled out his gun and shot, police and family
said. But just as the man got off a second round, the homeowner, who had a handgun of his own, fired a
single shot, killing the intruder, a police source said.
'did what he had to do,' killing home invader. An 80-year-old Army veteran shot and killed an
armed man who'd broken in to the two-flat where he and his wife live in East Garfield Park early this morning
and fired at him. He did what his son said "he had to do" after having vowed not to be victimized again
following a robbery months earlier.
Gun For Grandpa. Chicago is deciding whether to prosecute a great-grandfather and Korean War
veteran under its handgun ban. He refused to be a victim, and now there's one less armed thug roaming
the streets. What's the problem?
only ones ignoring city handgun ban. When police caught up to a fleeing drug suspect early Thursday
[6/3/2010], they had little problem arresting him. They found him in a private home he had entered, wounded
in the chest by a resident with a handgun. The shooting occurred about a week after an 80-year-old Army
veteran used a handgun to shoot and kill an armed burglar who had broken into his home. In both cases,
the weapons violated the city's 28-year-old handgun ban, but police so far have declined to press charges.
The Editor says...
If these Chicago residents had complied with the handgun ban, they would probably be dead.
collars intruder at Spartanburg home. "When I jacked that round in the chamber, he sat down and
was holding onto the rail," Easler said. "I know he was scared. "I told him, You do anything sudden,
you're liable to end up dead.'" The man complied, and Easler held him at gunpoint in a bathroom off the
kitchen until deputies from the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office arrived about 10 minutes later.
Homeowner fatally shoots burglary suspect.
A homeowner shot and killed a suspected burglar who came at him with a tire iron Tuesday [7/28/2009] after
breaking into a storage shed on the man's property in east Harris County, officals said. Although the
shooting will be referred to a Harris County grand jury, investigators said it appears to be self-defense.
70, who killed intruder at motel feels sick about shooting. The 70-year-old woman who shot a would-be robber
at a North Side motel last night is attending the All-American Quarter Horse Congress today and feels sick about the
shooting, according to her son.
Naked Man, 91, Holds Drunken Intruder at
Gunpoint. Authorities said a naked 91-year-old man was able to hold a drunken intruder at gunpoint
until deputies arrived.
Texas Resident Shot and Killed 2 Teenagers
During Home Invasion. Police in Texas say a group of teenagers were trying to break into a home
when a resident opened fire and killed two of the youths. San Marcos Police Chief Howard Williams says
the shootings happened shortly before 2 a.m. Friday [9/4/2009]. He says two 16-year-olds died and a third
teenager was seriously wounded.
woman holds intruder at gun point. The lesson here is never threaten an expecting mother,
especially if she's armed with a shotgun. "I was angry," Randi Fairley says. "I was really mad
that he was in my house."
Owner Fires on 4 Robbers, Killing 2, Police Say. A 72-year-old Harlem business owner used a shotgun to blast
four men who tried to rob his restaurant-supply business Thursday afternoon, killing two and sending two others to the
hospital with gunshot wounds, the New York City police said.
Detroit mugger critical after victim
retaliates. A 32-year-old suffered a graze wound to the head but seriously injured a 17-year-old
trying to rob him at gunpoint in Detroit early today [8/25/2009], according to police. The intended
robbery victim, who has a permit to carry a weapon, pulled out his gun when he was confronted...
Concealed Carry Permits Are Life Savers.
In research sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice, in which almost 2,000 felons were interviewed, 34% of
felons said they had been "scared off, shot at, wounded or captured by an armed victim" and 40% of these
criminals admitted that they had been deterred from committing a crime out of fear that the potential victim
was armed. Allowing law-abiding people to arm themselves offers more than piece of mind for those
individuals — it pays off for everybody through lower crime rates.
teacher fatally shoots armed intruder, PBSO says. One man is dead and a couple is left shaken
after a home-invasion robbery turned deadly early Monday [2/16/2009]. The intruder wound up dead after
he was shot by Heath Miller, 34, a popular music teacher at Howell L. Watkins MIddle School. The
dead man is identified as Robert Rishard Tomlin, 22.
daughter disarms terrorist and shoots him dead with AK47. An Indian farmer's daughter disarmed a
terrorist leader who broke into her home, attacked him with an axe and shot him dead with his own gun.
Guns Are Still Saving Lives.
On June 30, 2002, two Iowa youths escaped from a school for troubled teenagers. For twelve hours, they
terrorized the Woods community, stealing four automobiles and managing to evade capture by police. According
to the Rapid City Journal, Pete Paul Fast Horse and Jeremy Feltman were in a stolen Ford four-wheel-drive when
they "sped through an intersection and crashed into an embankment." They then fled on foot from pursuing
police and approached the house of Sena Lauritzen. When the 55-year-old grandmother saw the fugitives
attempting to enter her house through a patio door, she grabbed a shotgun and held them until police arrived.
"This is my little bit of heaven," she said after the incident. "They had no right to invade it."
Child shoots intruder during home break-in. A
ten-year-old boy left home alone with his sister used his mother's gun to shoot an intruder in the face, police said.
Late Tuesday, West Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputies received a call to a Port Allen apartment complex after several
shots rang out from inside one of the apartments.
Ambushed pizza man kills attacker.
Three men charged in the attempted pizza robbery Saturday [3/7/2009] had their bond set this morning at
$250,000 each by Magistrate Brian Jeffcoat. ... Each is charged with criminal conspiracy and strong armed
robbery of Pizza Hut delivery man Christopher Steven Miller, 43. Miller shot and killed one of the
assailants who attacked him when he attempted to deliver a pizza to a house on Avery Place Lane near
Irmo High School.
Pizza man says fear he'd die led to shooting.
A pizza deliveryman, who said Monday he has been held up twice before, fired shots that killed a teenager during
a holdup because he feared he would die and not see his wife and 5-year-old daughter again. "I believe
everyone has the right to defend themselves if their lives are threatened," Christopher Miller, 43, said in a
statement issued through police.
Cape Girardeau woman kills man who returned to rape her second time. An intended rape victim shot
and killed her attacker this morning [10/31/2008] in Cape Girardeau when he broke into her home to rape her a
second time, police said. The 57-year-old woman shot RonnieW. Preyer, 47, a registered sex offender, in the
chest with a shotgun when he broke through her locked basement door. The woman told police he was the same
man who raped her several days earlier.
future merely a guy with a gun. Chris is an Ocoee [Florida] man who keeps a .40-caliber semiautomatic
pistol in his glove box. Last week, while shopping at his favorite Kangaroo Express, he used it. Chris
had stopped there for a pack of smokes and a slice of pizza with the clerk. While leaving, he noticed a
man casing the joint.
Turned on Intruder During Home Invasion. The tables turned on a burglar when a homeowner took
matters into his own hands.
The pregnant woman inside the home was getting ready to give her
18-month-old child a bath when she heard noises.
Robbed twice, San
Pablo shop owner was ready to shoot. Amariae Sanders was a 16-year-old boy who may have thought
a San Pablo gift shop would be an easy mark. But when he vaulted the counter while armed with a
sawed-off shotgun, he had no way of knowing that the store owner would fight back, police say.
Man who threatened Christians may lose
eye. A man who came to the home of two women whom he had threatened to decapitate with a
knife received a blow to the head that could cost him an eye, according to Colorado Springs police.
Russell Bowman, who claims to be an atheist, threatened the women because they are Christian on Sept. 8.
On Friday [9/12/2008], he arrived at their apartment and stood in a hallway, according to a police report.
Elderly Woman Grabs Gun, Holds Would-Be Burglar At
Bay. An 85-year-old great-grandmother from Lake Lynn, Fayette County kept an alleged burglar at
bay using a .22-caliber pistol. According to police, a 17-year-old suspect was attempting to burglarize
Leda Smith overnight. That's when Smith grabbed her gun and told the teen that she would shoot him if he
moved, police said.
Robbery ends when employee pulls
out a gun. Two men tried to rob an Old Hickory Sonic restaurant, but an assistant manager pulled out a gun and
fired shots, causing the suspects to flee. Police believe that one or both of the suspects was wounded. Metro
police Capt. Michele Donegan said that at approximately 10:30 p.m. Thursday [7/3/2008], two men, one of whom was armed
with a handgun, went inside the Sonic at 1410 Robinson Road, in Old Hickory [Tennessee].
Customer pulls gun, stops
robbery. It was a busy night Monday at Buck's IGA on the 3000 block of South Meridian Street.
"Charlie," who didn't want his image or name used with this story, was in line to check out. A man
police later identified as Dwain Smith reportedly ran into the store wearing a ski mask and yelling.
Man Cleared for Killing Neighbor's
Burglars. A Texas man who shot and killed two men he believed to be burglarizing his neighbor's
home won't be going to trial. A grand jury today failed to indict Joe Horn, a 61-year-old computer
technician who lives in an affluent subdivision in Pasadena, Texas.
Joe Horn cleared by grand jury in Pasadena
shootings. The shooting of two burglary suspects has sparked heated debate about property rights,
gun control and other issues. A Harris County grand jury decided today that Joe Horn should not be charged
with a crime for shooting two suspected burglars he confronted outside his neighbor's home in Pasadena last fall.
The decision to clear Horn of wrongdoing came two weeks after the grand jury began considering evidence in the case,
including Horn's testimony last week.
be here' if not for gun. Glen Soustek knows a handgun saved his life. "If it weren't for
my gun, I wouldn't be here," he said. "The last the world would have heard about me would be a blurb
on Page 8: 'Coin shop owner shot dead in backroom.'"
to carry v. right to know: In a St. Louis suburb this week, Riccardo Crossland was charged
with robbery and assault after he and another thug held a 23-year-old Florida man at gunpoint, demanding his
money. After obtaining his wallet and watch, Crossland turned and took a few steps away from the robbery
victim, then turned back and raised his weapon. Unfortunately for Crossland, the man he was robbing was
legally permitted to carry a concealed handgun — and was carrying one at the time.
school zones? What do felons think about an armed citizenry? A survey of
convicted felons by the National Institute of Justice found 74 percent of the felons
agreed that, "One reason burglars avoid houses when people are home is that they fear being
shot during the crime." The survey also asked these felons whether they had abandoned at
least one crime because they feared the intended victim might be armed.
Homeowner Shoots Teen Suspect During Home Invasion.
A 16-year-old home invasion suspect is recovering from gunshot wounds after a Union City man said the teen kicked
in the back door of his townhome Saturday [6/21/2008]. The 28-year-old homeowner said the teen rang the
doorbell, but when no one answered, the suspect went around to the back of the townhouse. Police said the
resident got his gun and shot the teen in the shoulder after the suspect kicked in the back door and entered
puts attacker in hospital. Investigators say they were definitely going to rob him — possibly
even kill him. But an 80-year-old North Texan wasn't about to let that happen, so he took action.
even at 80, he is someone you just don't mess with. What the men didn't know is [James] Picket had taken a pistol
and put it in his pocket before opening the door.
Man Shoots, Beats Up Attackers. James Picket may be 80, but he's no pushover. The North
Texas man proved that when a couple of guys up to no good knocked on his door last weekend and tried to mess
Wayne Homeowner Kills Intruder. Three
armed men broke into the home at 2546 Old Mount Olive Highway at about 12:30 a.m. while the family slept
inside. The intruders held two adults and four children, ages 4, 5 and 8, at gunpoint and ransacked the
house, authorities said. During the robbery, one of the suspects fired a shot, prompting the man who
lives in the house to grab a gun and shoot back, authorities said.
Resident Shoots and Kills Home Invader. A Phoenix
homeowner shot and killed a home invader who had kicked in the front door of the house and was attempting to break into the
bedroom where he and his family were sleeping, Phoenix police said.
Wife produces 9mm and husband opens fire.
at East Dallas cleaners work together to foil, kill robber. Customers picking up pants and shirts pulled up beside a large bloodstain Monday in the parking lot of Joe's
Cleaners. Asked to describe his lethal encounter with a robber a few hours earlier, owner Joseph Baggett
apologized for saying little.
break-ins. There were similarities in two attempted burglaries in Jackson on Friday
[9/28/2007]. The residents of both homes were watching television when the alleged suspects
were caught in the act. And in both cases, the suspects were fired on.
Suspected burglar fatally
shot at Harris County home. A southwest Harris County homeowner shot and killed a man he
discovered climbing into a window of his house at about 2:15 a.m. today, investigators said.
Steven Dunbar, who apparently lived several blocks away, died in the window of the home in the
3400 block of Cascadia, Harris County sheriff's homicide Det. Rolf Nelson said.
Fort Lauderdale jeweler shoots two gunmen.
A jewelry store owner critically wounded two armed men in a shootout Wednesday [5/9/2007] after the pair tried
to rob his shop, police said. … A police spokeswoman said it is unlikely that store owner Hugo Villalta,
whose gun is licensed, will face any charges.
Teen shot by Houston homeowner in
alleged break-in. After a sleepless night, [Bob] Manross said that the pistol-carrying teen
broke into his home, called him by his first name and threatened to shoot him unless he handed over his cash.
Manross said he fooled the invader, whom he recognized. "I told him I didn't have the money with me but I'd get
it from the other room," said Manross, who had a loaded rifle just a room away from his kitchen.
with sledgehammer is shot and killed. Jamie Buck was asleep early
Friday when a sledgehammer shattered his
side door's window and a stranger burst into his rented home, demanding money or jewelry.
That was the last demand would ever make. Brandenburg, 31, was shot to death inside Buck's Bishop Avenue
home early Friday, seven weeks after Brandenburg's latest release from jail.
outgunned at LaFollette home. Two Campbell County [Tennessee] men toting a pellet gun picked the
wrong house to rob Tuesday night [1/9/2007] when the homeowner grabbed a pistol and opened fire, authorities
said. "They brought a BB gun to a real gunfight," LaFollette Police Department Detective Jeff Allen said.
Carrying Guns and Kicking Tail. Over the past couple weeks, there have been a couple stories
floating around that just warmed my little heart, but they didn't get a lot of attention, so I have decided
to give them plenty. Do you wonder what kind of story it takes to warm my cold, conservative heart?
Well, wonder no longer.
With Guns, Part II. I got more mail from last week's column than any of my others —
some from grandmas, some from single gals, some from shooting instructors. I got new stories, weapon
recommendations, invitations to the shooting range.
Police: Homeowner Shoots Burglary
Suspect. A man accused of breaking into a Daytona Beach home was shot by the homeowner Tuesday
night, according to police. Thomas Lockhart, 28, is in critical condition at Halifax Medical Center after
being shot just after 10 p.m. at a house on Orange Avenue in Daytona Beach. Police said they responded
to a 911 call from Walter Watson, 70, whose house had already been burglarized three times this week, and
found Lockhart suffering from a gunshot wound.
Carjacker Picks the Wrong Guy To Assault: A man who turned the
tables and fatally shot a would-be carjacker in Nashville deserves a "good
citizenship" award for fighting crime, according to a national gun advocacy group.
shoots intruder. Willie Brown said he thought he was back in a foxhole in Korea on Thursday
morning [6/15/2006] when a burglar stood at the door to Brown's bedroom. "He said, 'I got a knife,
don't move,'" Brown recalled. "I reached behind my back and whipped my gun from under my pillow and
said, 'Take this .38,' and I blasted him."
Guns Save Lives. Such a
large number of defensive gun uses poses a problem for gun control activists. When
guns are widely used for self-defense, legislation that makes using them more difficult,
like safe storage, trigger locks, and outright bans, just condemns more people to being
beaten, robbed, raped, and murdered. This happened in Britain, where rates of violent
crime, gun robbery and murder skyrocketed after handguns were banned and registered owners
were required to surrender their weapons.
Stossel / ABC News Explode Gun Control Myth: Interviewing a group of
prison inmates, John Stossel reports, "Some maximum security felons I spoke to in New Jersey
scoffed at measures like the Brady law. They said they'll have no trouble getting
guns if they want them. A Justice Department study confirmed what the prisoners
said. But get this: the felons say that the thing they fear the most is not the
police, not time in prison, but, you, another American who might be armed."
Home Invasions: "People who defend themselves in a home invasion
fare better than those who don't. That's just how it is." A collection of news
reports of home invasions, anecdotal evidence for the effective use of
guns in self-defense.
shoots, kills assailant threatening his grandmother: When
Tony D. Murry held a box cutter to Sue Gay's neck Monday night,
Gay's 11-year-old adopted son ran upstairs and grabbed a gun.
This is an original
compilation, Copyright © 2013 by Andrew K. Dart
Dad shoots intruders to save daughter and himself: Semiautomatic
gun under pillow foils attempted robbery in hotel room.
cases of lives being saved through the lawful use of
guns. You will rarely - if ever - hear stories like this on the television news.
the Right: Case after case in which the lawful
use of guns saved lives.
The Latest Armed Self-defense News
Stories: Dozens of similar cases!
collection of anecdotes: Cases in which guns saved lives.
Save Lives: You would think that a man who saved three people's
lives, at considerable risk to his own, would be recognized as a hero. But his
story would be politically incorrect, so it has received virtually no media
attention and his name remains unknown.
don't stop killers. People with guns do. [Both] Virginia Tech [and] the University of
Tennessee … think that by making their campuses "gun-free," they'll make people safer, when in fact
they're only disarming the people who follow rules, law-abiding people who are no danger at all. This
merely ensures that the murderers have a free hand. If there were more responsible, armed people on
campuses, mass murder would be harder.
Armed citizens can defuse terrorist threat: Israeli
Police Inspector General Shlomo Aharonisky has repeatedly called on all concealed-handgun-permit holders to
carry firearms at all times. In March , Israeli police announced they wanted to increase the
number of Israelis carrying handguns by 60,000. "There's no question that weapons in the hands of the
public have prevented acts of terror or stopped them while they were in progress," Aharonisky says.
[Meanwhile in the U.S.,] the police seem more concerned about monitoring law-abiding citizens than in
When It's Guns, Media Miss Big Part Of Picture: When
more than one person gets killed, the crimes get not only national but international news coverage. On
the other hand, when was the last time that you heard the national evening news reporting about a citizen using
a gun to save lives? Few people realize that people use guns defensively to stop about 2 million
crimes a year, according to national surveys.
Lives. Some gun control advocates begrudgingly concede that the Second Amendment
does protect citizens' right to own guns, but nearly all feel that 'reasonable' restrictions
on this right ought to be enforced. Mandatory waiting periods, trigger locks, and
handgun bans: common sense devices to control gun violence. But what do these
measures really accomplish?
How guns save
lives: Florida State University Professor Gary Kleck recently estimated
that Americans use firearms at least 2.5 million times a year for self-defense.
Get Your Gun: Women with firearms help make America safer.
Guns in the Hands of Private Citizens Make Us All
Safer: To the anti-gun lobby, the worst news of all had to be the way in which tens of thousands
of Americans reacted to the atrocities of September 11: They went out and bought guns.
Professor Cites Evidence That Guns Stop Crimes: Yale
University Professor John R. Lott Jr., author of "More Guns, Less Crime" says his research shows that guns used defensively
stop about two million crimes a year, five times the amount of crimes in which guns are used.
Related story: The
Great Gun Fight: A debate about the validity of the statements
in John R. Lott Jr.'s book, "More Guns, Less Crime."
Crime Plunges in Pro-gun Town.
Good Kids With Guns: Young
people have used guns responsibly to protect themselves or loved ones from death or injury.
Kids and Guns: With greater youth accessibility
to guns in the past, why wasn't there the kind of violence we see with today's much more restricted access to guns?
Gun Control Science Misfires: Gun
control advocates used to claim that more guns meant more crime. Research demonstrated, though, that more
guns meant less crime. As the criminology argument faded, gun control advocates began arguing guns were
a public health problem.
Fuels Mandatory Gun Ownership Laws: Behind every door in
Kennesaw, Ga., in theory, is a loaded firearm awaiting anyone who dares to
unlawfully enter a home. In 1982, the Kennesaw City Council voted to put into
effect an ordinance that requires the male head of the household to keep at the
ready a firearm for the protection of his home and family.
Buying Surge Shows Many Feel 'Responsible for Their Own Safety': Larry
Pratt, president of Gun Owners of America, agrees that the
increased sale of firearms reflects a new attitude among Americans
that they are vulnerable and must take responsibility for
Israel is Arming its Civilians
— Why Aren't We? Inundated as we are with anti-gun propaganda, many well-meaning Americans
cannot imagine how guns in private hands might be useful in fighting terror. The Israelis do not suffer
from such confusion.
W. Wimps Out on Guns: The GOP president was
silent about the untold number of gun shootings committed every year in self-defense. Just two weeks ago,
a 12-year-old girl in Clarksdale, Miss., saved her mother's life when she shot and killed an abusive
ex-boyfriend who had forced his way into the apartment and started choking her mom.
Stops Gunman Before Serious Damage Was Done: [3/22/01] - Unlike
previous school shootings where troubled teens have turned guns on their classmates, it was
the gun of a campus police officer - and his willingness to use it -- that brought a quick
end to Thursday's mayhem.
I Am Alive, No Thanks to Gun Control. There
are times in our lives when many of our most basic assumptions come under a barrage from the heavy artillery of reality. Some of us receive
such a wake-up call in the form of a life-threatening event that literally shatters our lives. It is then up to us to do our best to take
inventory of the damage to body and soul, pick up the pieces, and start afresh. I would like to tell you, at the time of the anniversary
of a horrible encounter that almost killed me, of such a time of reckoning.
Benefits of Firearms by Miguel A. Faria Jr., M.D.
in America: The Facts Martin L. Fackler, MD
says firearms are not the problem.
Camper Wakes Up in Midst of Bear
Attack: A man out camping with his brother woke up with one heck of a headache, only to discover
that a bear was biting him in the head. Thanks to his quick reactions — and to the handgun he
was carrying — Rodney Black, 51, will be OK.
Woman Fatally Shoots Intruder: A
man is dead after police say he tried to sexually assault a woman in her own home.
Will We Learn? Guns in the Right Hands Save Lives!
You Want to Stop a Killer, You Have to Speak His Language
Huge assortment of RKBA Links.
that forbid the carrying of arms ... disarm only those who are neither inclined nor
determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the
assailants; they serve rather to encourage than prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be
attacked with greater confidence than an armed one."
— Cesare Beccaria,
Essay on Crimes and Punishments, 1764
Back to the Gun Control Page
Jump to Media bias related to firearms
Back to the Home page