Stories That Happened In FL

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  • 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 08, 2014 | Comments
    Son Shoots and Kills His Abusive Father In Defense of His Mother

    This is a sad story all around out of Bay County, Florida. However, without the son taking action, it is likely his mother would be dead or grievously injured today. Here is the press release from the sheriff's office: The Bay County Sheriff's Office responded to a 911 call at 2:39 p.m. today in reference to a domestic dispute at 4524 Gore Road in the Allenton community. Deputies arriving found one man dead at the... Read More »

  • September 29, 2014 | Comments
    [Video] “I Had to Defend My Home and My Child” – FL Woman Holds Intruder at Gunpoint

    Lizette Rosario didn't waste any time when she realized that someone was attempting to break into her Orange City, Florida home late last week. The mother of one grabbed a 9mm pistol and confronted a suspect at her back door. From WKMG, "I woke up frantic. The first thing I thought of was to grab my gun, defend my home, defend my child, and that's exactly what I went out there to do," Rosario said. "When you... Read More »

  • August 16, 2014 | Comments
    [Video] Florida Couple Both Grab Handguns and Open Fire on Home Invader, Killing Him

    A would be home invader in Florida found out the hard way that you don't want to mess with an armed couple. Marquise Trevel Yates broke into a home in Jacksonville, Florida around 6:30am. Yates became involved in a physical altercation with a male homeowner after threatening him. At some point during the altercation, the homeowner was able to access a personal firearm. He exchanged fire with Yates, who was also... Read More »

  • August 08, 2014 | Comments
    [Video] Florida Resident Shoots and Kills 14 Year Old Convicted Felon and Gang Member

    A 14 year old was killed in a shootout with a 43 year old man, Virgis Canteen, who said he was defending himself. The 14 year old, identified as Davion Smith was a convicted felon, having been convicted for charges of armed robbery, burglary and battery. He was also a confirmed gang member. According to The Orlando Sentinel the incident occurred in courtyard of an apartment complex, At 7:49 p.m., Smith and two unidentified... Read More »

  • August 05, 2014 | Comments
    [Video] FL Homeowner in Gated Community Shoots 1 of 2 Intruders Armed With a Knife

    This story just goes to show that you can't rely on living in a fancy gated community to prevent violent crime. Also, the phrase don't bring a knife to a gunfight comes to mind. Three men showed up at a home in Wellington, Florida and got into a dispute with the son of the homeowner. When one of the men pulled a knife and threatened the homeowner, the homeowner protected himself and his family. The homeowner drew... Read More »

  • August 02, 2014 | Comments
    [Video] FL Woman, Home Alone, Praises Her Trusty Wheel Gun For Stopping Home Invasion

    Rarely can I identify the exact make, model, and caliber of a weapon used in a defensive gun use, but in this case the profile of the Smith and Wesson 642 no-lock with Crimson Trace grips is easily recognized. NJ Logan grabbed that gun when she heard someone attempting to break into her Manatee County, FL home while her husband was out playing bridge. According to local media outlets, Logan praised the fact that... Read More »

  • August 01, 2014 | Comments
    [Video] Orlando Homeowner Uses Gun to Defend His Wife and Children From Burglar

    ORLANDO, FLORIDA - A homeowner armed himself after it was apparent someone was in his home where his wife and three children were sleeping. The homeowner opened fire on the suspect after confronting him inside the home. The suspect fled and managed to get away, but there is a chance he was hit by the homeowner's rounds. According to WESH, The homeowner likely won't face charges. "He's in his home. He's defending... Read More »

  • July 21, 2014 | Comments
    15 Year Old Florida Boy Fires Shotgun to Stop Attempted Home Invasion

    Well, it looks like this weekend was one for the books to show why trained young adults should be able to access the family firearms. On Saturday we reported a story about a 13 year old Texas boy who used a Ruger 10/22 to defend his mother from a violent trespasser. Now, we have another case out of Florida in which a 15 year old boy used a shotgun to stop an attempted home invasion. According to local media outlets, ...The... Read More »

  • July 17, 2014 | Comments
    Concealed Carrier Captures Suspect Who Stabbed Elderly Man Several Times at a Bus Stop

    A concealed carrier in Florida is being described as a good Samaritan after he stepped in following a stabbing attack and captured the suspect at gunpoint. According to local media reports, Thomas Thorpe is accused of stabbing a 64-year-old man about 8:15 a.m. Wednesday at a bus stop near the intersection of South Orange Avenue and 6th Street in southern Orange County. Witness told deputies Thorpe attacked Donald... Read More »