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Stories That Happened In FL

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  • 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 »

  • June 06, 2014 | Comments
    Self Defense Roundup for June 6, 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 »

  • June 04, 2014 | Comments
    [Video] FL Resident Shoots and Kills 1 of 2 Suspects Who Were on Burglary Spree

    According to multiple media reports, two suspected car burglars had been involved in breaking into several cars in West Palm Beach, FL. The pair apparently chose the wrong car during their crime spree. A homeowner in the area came outside and confronted the suspects. According to one media report, a fight then broke out. During the altercation, the homeowner, who was armed, fired a gun at one of the suspects, who... 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 »