Stories Tagged With: "Rifle"

  • 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 18, 2014 | Comments
    Woman Who Was Assaulted for FIVE Hours Managed to Grab Rifle and Shoot Attacker

    ST PAUL, MINNESOTA - While this story is a defensive gun use, it can almost be considered a "Why I Carry" story as well, because the victim may have been able to avoid hours of abuse if a firearm was more accessible. Ivy Winter Reutzel-Morrell alleges that Anthony Ray Tullis, 25, who also lived in her home, took her into a bedroom and assaulted her for over five hours. Tullis also threatened Reutzel-Morrell's life... 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 »

  • July 08, 2014 | Comments
    Self Defense Roundup for July 8, 2014 – 17 Documented Defensive Gun Uses

    OK folks, it's that time of the week again. Time to tackle some of the backlog of defensive gun uses we have sitting in queue. Today we have stories from many different regions in the country encompassing different venues, weapons, and types of crimes stopped. For many defensive gun use stories there is simply not enough information to write a full article, or we get backlogged due to a high number of stories, so we... Read More »

  • May 23, 2014 | Comments
    Mere Mention of An AR Sends Four Home Invaders Running, 1 Locked Himself in Bathroom

    FORT WAYNE, INDIANA - Just the mention of a semi-auto rifle effectively ended a home invasion that was being committed by four individuals wearing ski masks. According to local media reports, five men, at least two of whom were armed, attempted a home invasion of a Fort Wayne, Indiana home. One of the suspects encountered an individual armed with a handgun on the top floor of the home. The suspect, who was armed... 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 »

  • May 13, 2014 | Comments
    Homeowner Uses AR-15 to Defend Home From Armed Intruder

    Yet another story showing that semi-auto rifles are used for self defense just as much, if not more, than for criminal purposes. In this case, a Henderson, NC man grabbed his AR15 when a morning home invader kicked in his back door. The homeowner, Jonathan Haith, grabbed his go-to weapon, an AR-15 rifle. According to WRAL, Someone kicked in the door, a Haith grabbed the AR-15 rifle he keeps under his bed. "I... Read More »

  • March 04, 2014 | Comments
    New York Resident Charged With Manslaughter For Shooting, Killing 1 of 5 Armed Home Invaders

    Only in New York. In many other states, Youssef Abdel-Gawad would likely be hailed as a hero for defending himself, his family and his home against a group of armed home invaders. However, in the Empire State, Youssef is being treated as a criminal. The resident of Huntington Station is facing manslaughter charges after he used a rifle to repel an attack by as many as five armed home invaders. According to a video... Read More »