Stories That Happened In FL

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  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • July 06, 2014 | Comments
    [Video] FL Concealed Carrier Draws Gun and Stops Beating of Man Outside Shopping Center

    Licensed concealed carrier Robert Avery thinks that if he didn't intervene, a man who being beaten in broad daylight by the front door of a busy store as people walked by, would be dead today. Avery observed the man being mercilessly beaten. He first drew his phone and called police before drawing his gun. Avery said he kept his firearm in a low ready position and made sure he had a clean line of sight to the suspect,... Read More »

  • June 16, 2014 | Comments
    Self Defense Roundup for June 16, 2014 – 8 Documented Defensive Gun Uses

    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 occasionally publish a defensive gun use round-up to cover the stories from the last several days that fall into these categories. We feel it is still important to document these stories in order to keep the total count of documented defensive gun uses more accurate. It... Read More »