Trends in Self Defense Part 3: Don’t Mess With The Elderly (10 Stories Where Seniors Used Firearms in Self Defense)

August 7 2012
by Dan Cannon
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We often point out that guns can be an equalizer in a violent encounter. In the stories listed below senior citizens leveled the playing field against younger, stronger, and sometimes multiple assailants with positive results.

If you’ve ever wondered why some say, “Don’t mess with old people,” maybe these stories will give you some insight as to why.

Also, all of the stories below happened in just the last 30 days.


This is a pretty amazing story. An armed private citizen assisted a police officer who was pinned down… Read More


When a FL man tried to break into a home, he was greeted by birdshot flying his way. After being shot… Read More

This story continues a month of senior citizens fighting back and successfully using firearms in self… Read More


I’ll let the AMAZING video below speak for itself. Those boys couldn’t get out of that store fast… Read More


An 89 year old widow in SC used a .38 caliber gun that belonged to her late husband to scare off two… Read More


A CT homeowner investigated sounds coming from his living room. When he did, he was confronted by a naked… Read More


A FL homeowner who was burglarized recently was ready when thieves returned. The next time someone tried… Read More


A 73 year old Detroit homeowner greeted 2 home invaders as they kicked in his door. The homeowner was… Read More


A 66 year old woman in Michigan was caught off guard by a knife wielding home invader who broke into… Read More


From Fox News: Authorities in central Florida say two men were trying to rob an Internet cafe when… Read More

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