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  • 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 »

  • May 22, 2014 | Comments
    [Video] 70 Year Old Pharmacy Manager Shoots and Kills Robber Armed With BB Gun

    A 24 year old man, Victor Navarro, who police say had a serious drug problem is dead after attempting to rob a Florida pharmacy. According to reports, Navarro entered the pharmacy in Hialeah, FL, brandished what appeared to be a firearm (which turned out to be a BB gun), and demanded the anti-anxiety drug Xanex. The pharmacy manager, 70 year old Angel Navarro (no relation to the suspect), drew a concealed handgun... Read More »

  • May 17, 2014 | Comments
    Self Defense Roundup for May 17, 2014 – 5 Documented Defensive Gun Uses

    Today, we have 2 stories out of Texas (including one with the best headline we've read this week), 1 from North Carolina, 1 from Ohio and 1 from Florida. Texas and Florida continue to dominate the number of defensive gun uses we've documented. These stories make 1,127 total documented defensive gun uses that we've collected. For many defensive gun use stories there is simply not enough information to write a full article,... Read More »

  • April 08, 2014 | Comments
    [Video] Entire Family Opens Fire on Early Morning Home Invader

    You're going to have a bad day if you're a home invader and you're facing a single armed citizen. You're probably going to have a terrible day if you're facing an entire armed family. According to WFLA, that's exactly what happened to one unlucky home invader in Winter Haven, FL, According to WHPD, the suspect was a complete stranger to the family who lived in the house. Police said, the homeowner Luis F. Pena,... Read More »

  • March 04, 2014 | Comments
    81 Year Old Landlord Shoots Boyfriend of Tenant Who Was Allegedly Attacking Girlfriend

    "My neighbor, he's the kind of guy you don't mess with," Harry Cornelius told WPTV about his 81 year old neighbor Rosko Rock. That is apparently very true. According to reports, Dale Reese, 39, spotted his girlfriend's car at Rock's home. She was visiting a friend who rents a room from Rock. Allegedly, Reese then slashed his girlfriend's tires, forced his way into the home and began attacking his girlfriend and... Read More »


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