Stories Tagged With: ".22"

  • 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, 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 »

  • August 03, 2014 | Comments
    15 Year Old Georgia Boy Defends His Father by Shooting Attacker With .22 Rifle

    A fifteen year old boy in Columbia County, GA was forced to shoot his uncle, Ken­neth Wayne Newman Jr., after Newman came to the boy's home, destroyed property, assaulted his father, and put him in a choke hold while threatening to kill him. According to local media outlets, Newman came to his brother's home intoxicated just after 2am. Newman allegedly began destroying property at the home and threatening to kill... Read More »

  • July 18, 2014 | Comments
    13 Year Old Armed With Ruger 10/22 Saves His Mother From Trespasser Thought to be on Drugs

    This one is a exclusive, you read it here first. I received an email from a reader, Jordan, who asked that we use only her first name to protect her privacy, along with the above photo about a harrowing incident in Gainesville, Texas last night. I reached out to her and spoke with her about the incident. The following is the account of events she conveyed to me during an interview I conducted. Last... Read More »

  • May 23, 2014 | Comments
    [Video] Teenager Uses .22 Rifle to Kill 6-Foot Rattlesnake That Bit Three Dogs

    A 16 year old teenager used a .22 caliber rifle to shoot and kill a rattlesnake that was greater than 6 feet in length. Before the teen could grab the rifle, the snake bit three American Bulldogs who tried to protect his mother from the snake. One of the dogs died of his injuries and the other two are recovering at an area veterinary clinic. The two dogs have each received a vial of antivenin, which can cost up... Read More »

  • April 04, 2014 | Comments
    Gun Owner Shot Multiple Times, Fights Off Home Invaders With .22, Drives Himself to Get Help

    If you're ever involved in a defensive gun use, the most important thing is not to get shot. Unfortunately, Jeff Gegelman of rural Golden Valley, ND was unable to avoid that during a home invasion. Two men kicked in Gegelman's door as a third suspect remained in the car parked in Gegelman's yard. According to the Bismarck Tribune, [Gegelman] armed himself with a .22 handgun. When the two knocked, pushed opened... Read More »

  • February 25, 2014 | Comments
    Three Arrested, One Killed When Armed Homeowner Fights Back Against Armed Home Invaders

    From the Onslow, NC Sheriff's Office, On 02/23/14 at 7:30pm Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to 145 Abbotts Branch Lane, in reference to a Burglary and gunshot victim. Upon further investigation deputies learned that the gunshot victim was S/Michael P. Holliday. Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigators and Detectives processed the crime scene. Michael P. Holliday, Jordan... Read More »

  • April 13, 2013 | Comments
    [Video] OK Business Owner Uses .22 to Shoot Late Night Burglar – 911 Audio

    A business owner in OK who was tired of multiple break ins over the last few years was tired of being a victim. The owner started sleeping in the back of his shop periodically in the hopes of catching whoever was responsible. He did just that the other night. When a suspect entered the business, he was met with a gunshot from a .22 caliber firearm from the owner. The suspect was hit once in the arm and was... Read More »

  • March 29, 2013 | Comments
    [Video] 72 Year Old Woman on Oxygen Uses .22 Revolver to Hold Intruder at Gunpoint (911 Audio)

    A 72 year old woman in Youngstown, Ohio rushed to her bedroom to grab her .22 revolver when she heard someone break the glass of her front window. The woman fired a single shot at the intruder, but missed. The homeowner then took control of the situation and held the suspect at gunpoint until police arrived. The audio of the 911 call is available in the video below. "I got him in the kitchen here," the 72-year-old... Read More »

  • February 15, 2013 | Comments
    [Video] 72 Year Old Great-Grandmother Holds 2 Robbery Suspects at Gunpoint Until Police Arrive

    Police in TN believe a 72 year old great-grandmother probably foiled an attempted robbery attempt at a Dollar General store. The woman became suspicious when a strange car with two young men inside parked behind her business, adjacent to the Dollar General. When the woman confronted the men they tried to approach her and get something out of the car. Following her instincts that something was up, the woman drew... Read More »

  • January 24, 2013 | Comments
    NC Homeowner Shoots Machete Wielding Intruder With Ratshot

    A NC homeowner in Transylvania County encountered an intruder in one of his outbuildings. The intruder was armed with a machete and demanded money from the property owner. The property owner shot the suspect with .22 caliber ratshot. The intruder then fled the scene in a van and fled the scene. No names or further info available at this time. We only hope that the homeowner was carrying ratshot to clear... Read More »