• October 28, 2014 | Comments
    [Video] Guy Accidentally Chops Down Tree With S&W .500 – “WATCH OUT! MOVE! MOVE!”

    There's no question that S&W's .500 Magnum round packs some serious firepower. The handgun round can produce over 3,000 ft/lbs of energy in certain loadings. One shooter learned just how powerful the round is when he fired it for the first time earlier this month. In a video posted to Youtube, a man fires a S&W Model 500 at a target near some trees. The resulting shot actually took down a pretty decently sized... Read More »

  • October 27, 2014 | Comments
    [Video] Woman Holds Naked Man Raping Her Dog at Gunpoint, He Says “ISIS Sent Me”

    OK, admittedly, this is probably one of the weirdest defensive gun uses we've ever reported, and that's saying something. A woman in Waterbury, Connecticut had to grab a gun in order to capture a naked man who was allegedly raping the woman's dog in her backyard. According to WWLP, “I thought my dog had killed somebody, because I saw a man underneath her,” said Alice Woodruff. “I started to scream. I had... Read More »

  • October 27, 2014 | Comments
    Cook at Kentucky Fried Chicken Wins Gun Fight Against 2 Armed Robbers

    Two armed robbers burst into an Alabama Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant last night with intentions of robbing the establishment. Unfortunately for them, one of the cooks working at the time was carrying a concealed firearm. According to AL.com, As one of the cooks began to run to the back of the restaurant, one of the suspects pursued him. The suspect shot the employee in the leg as he ran. The employee... Read More »

  • October 27, 2014 | Comments
    [Video] GA Voter Told He Couldn’t Wear His NRA Instructor Hat While Voting

    An early voting controversy is already going on in the state of Georgia. A Douglas County, GA man, Bundy Cobb, says he feels taken advantage of following his recent attempt to vote early while wearing his NRA Instructor hat. Cobb was told to remove the hat prior to entering the polling place as it was considered to be campaigning by the poll workers. The hat simply says "NRA Instructor" on the front along with... Read More »

  • October 27, 2014 | Comments
    Nebraska Resident Opens Fire on 4 Home Invaders – 1 Killed, 2 Captured

    An apartment resident of Bellevue, Nebraska had to use deadly for the defend himself from a group of four armed home invaders last week. Adam Walker, the resident, awoke to a man armed with a handgun crawling into his bedroom window. Fortunately, Walker was able to quickly arm himself and open fire on the suspects. One of the suspects was hit by the gunfire and died of his injuries. The other suspects managed... Read More »

  • October 27, 2014 | Comments
    FOLLOW UP: Father Who Shot Felon During Home Invasion Arrested

    Last week we reported on a story out of Sarasota, Florida in which a father of a young boy shot and killed a convicted felon who allegedly broke into his home in the middle of the night and opened fire. An 11 year old boy was also in the home at the time of the shooting. Police investigated the incident and it seemed that it was a case of self defense. However, now the father, Christopher Bane, has been arrested... Read More »

  • October 27, 2014 | Comments
    WHY I CARRY: Father is Shot in Front of His Family, 15 Year Old Daughter Physically Attacks Shooter

    Here is another one of our “Why I Carry” stories. These stories, unlike our defensive gun use stories, take a look at situations that may have turned out very differently if the victim(s) had been armed. These stories are the “other side of the coin” so to speak and serve as an important reminder as to why it’s important to take responsibility for your own personal safety. In this case a father was shot in... Read More »

  • October 25, 2014 | Comments
    [Video] FL Homeowner Shoots 500lb Black Bear That Broke Into His Home

    While most of the stories we run on this site involve law abiding gun owners defending themselves against threats of the 2 legged variety, occasionally we have to run a story about a four legged threat. In this case, a Florida homeowner had to use deadly force to defend himself from a 500lb black bear who literally broke into his home. According to WFTV, “It was the biggest bear I have ever seen,” said Peters... “...I... Read More »

  • 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 »