Posts from the ‘Self Defense’ Category

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  • October 25, 2014 | Comments
    AL Homeowner Uses .22 Rifle to Fight Off Two Intruders

    While .22LR is certainly not the ideal caliber for self defense, we've certainly documented quite a few stories of it getting the job done here at Guns Save Lives. It looks like it did it again this week in Birmingham, Alabama. According to AL.com, The resident, Arthur Williams, said one of the two burglars ran off clutching his chest after he fired at them with a .22 rifle. A second burglar fled in a white SUV,... Read More »

  • October 25, 2014 | Comments
    [Video] Home Invasion Suspect Apprehended by 15 Year Old Armed With a Gun

    A would be home invader in Ohio probably thought he had the worst luck in the world when he encountered not one, but two armed homeowners in two different break-ins a few hours apart. According to 14News: Brian Hiner says Michael Roberts, 26, broke into his home through a small window in the backyard. He says during the confrontation, it was so dark he couldn't see anything so he quickly called 911, and grabbed... Read More »

  • October 23, 2014 | Comments
    Grandfather is Shot, but Shoots 3 of 3 Home Invaders Who Tried to Rape His Granddaughter, Killing 1

    Unfortunately, in this case our hero was shot multiple times and had to be airlifted to a nearby hospital where he is in serious condition. However, his actions are nothing short of amazingly heroic. A man who said he was having trouble with his car convinced Kenneth Byrd, age 67, to open his door. His wife and 19 year old granddaughter were at home at the time. That was all the opportunity the three man home invasion... Read More »

  • October 22, 2014 | Comments
    [Video] Clerk Shoots and Kills 1 of 2 Armed Robbers, Second Suspect Charged w/ Murder

    One of two suspected armed robbers is now facing murder charges after his partner in crime was killed by their would be victim in Albuquerque, New Mexico. According to KRQE, According to the criminal complaint, Ruben Lucero and Christopher Garza entered the store just before 7 p.m. Monday night with a pistol and an AR-15 assault rifle. Deputies say one of them threatened the clerk, who is the owner’s son. He... Read More »

  • October 22, 2014 | Comments
    [Video] Father Shoots and Kills Career Criminal in Gunfight During Home Invasion

    A Florida father had to use deadly force to defend himself and his 11 year old son from an early morning home invader this week. Just before 6:00am, Chris Bane heard glass breaking inside of his Sarasota home. He armed himself and went to investigate. According to My Fox Tampa Bay, "The burglar fired a shot and the homeowner returned fire, striking and killing the intruder," said Wendy Rose, a spokesperson for... Read More »

  • October 20, 2014 | Comments
    CT: Armed Neighbor Shoots Abusive Boyfriend After He Beat His Girlfriend Due to Incorrect Food Order

    A neighbor, who also happens to be a gun owner, jumped into action when a young boy came and knocked on his door over the weekend. The boy came to get help from his neighbor saying that his father, Jose Torres, was beating up his mother. The resident grabbed his gun and went downstairs. According to the Hartford Courant, this is what happened next: When the neighbor walked downstairs, he saw Torres' girlfriend... Read More »

  • October 16, 2014 | Comments
    Napping Homeowner Shoots 1 of 3 Daytime Home Invaders

    This story highlights the fact that criminals are increasingly traveling in packs and striking at any time of day, even in broad daylight. A homeowner in San Antonio, Texas awoke from a daytime nap to find three suspects kicking down the door of his home. Fortunately, the homeowner was able to secure a weapon and fight back. According to KSAT, "He was able to grab his handgun in the process of the three suspects... Read More »

  • October 16, 2014 | Comments
    [Video] Concealed Carrier in Phoenix Opens Fire on Two Bank Robbers, 1 Killed, 1 Captured

    Here's another one of those incidents that Shannon Watts of Moms Demand Action claims never happens. A concealed carrier in Phoenix, Arizona allegedly opened fire on two bank robbers. This led to one of the suspects being shot and killed while the second was captured by police nearby. According to ABC15, The owner of the salon next door to the bank said it was another business owner who opened fire. "He took... Read More »

  • October 15, 2014 | Comments
    PA: Democratic State Lawmaker Opens Fire on Suspected Armed Robbers in the Streets of Harrisburg

    A concealed carrying state lawmaker, Rep. Marty Flynn (D), apparently opened fire on a pair of suspected armed robbers on the streets of Harrisburg, PA last night. According to ABC27, Harrisburg police are investigating an attempted robbery and shooting involving two State House Democrats, according to the website www.capitolwire.com. According to the website, State Rep. Marty Flynn of Scranton and State Rep.... Read More »

  • October 14, 2014 | Comments
    Homeowner is Shot in Leg by Home Invader, but Manages to Return Fire, Ends Incident

    It must have been a terrifying night for a Baton Rouge, LA homeowner who awoke to a man in his bedroom armed with a gun. According to NOLA.com, The resident on the 3000 block of Greenwell Street was asleep at about 11:20 a.m. Monday when he woke up, hearing someone breaking into his house. A man armed with a gun then came into the room, and shot the resident in the leg, Baton Rouge police spokesman Cpl. Don Coppola... Read More »