Stories That Happened In TX

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  • July 18, 2014 | Comments
    13 Year Old Armed With Ruger 10/22 Saves His Mother From Trespasser Thought to be on Drugs

    This one is a GunSaveLives.net exclusive, you read it here first. I received an email from a reader, Jordan, who asked that we use only her first name to protect her privacy, along with the above photo about a harrowing incident in Gainesville, Texas last night. I reached out to her and spoke with her about the incident. The following is the account of events she conveyed to me during an interview I conducted. Last... Read More »

  • July 18, 2014 | Comments
    [Video] Homeowner Doesn’t Have to Fire a Shot – Home Invader Accidentally Shoots His Accomplice

    Harris County, Texas - In this case, we have a defensive gun use with shots fired, but the shots weren't fired by the homeowner. One of the suspects in a Texas home invasion accidentally shot one of his accomplices during an altercation with the homeowner. According to local media sources, Three men broke into the home, and the homeowner grabbed his shotgun to defend himself. Authorities said the homeowner got... Read More »

  • July 16, 2014 | Comments
    70 Year Old Texas Homeowner Shoots Home Invader 3 Times in the Leg

    Most trainers will say to shoot to stop the threat, and that's exactly what a 70 year old Texas homeowner did yesterday morning. However, I don't think those trainers would say to shoot a suspect three times in the leg... but that's exactly what a 70 year old Texas homeowner did yesterday morning. According to KSAT, San Antonio police responded to the shooting around 4 a.m. in the 900 block of Green Street off... Read More »

  • July 15, 2014 | Comments
    TX Concealed Carrier Shoots and Kills Man in 4 Star Hotel Who Was “Looking for Someone to Kill”

    A guest at the Grand Hyatt Hotel on the river walk in San Antonio, Texas had to use deadly force to defend himself and a woman when a mentally ill man threatened and then charged the pair. According to My San Antonio, Torres went to the sixth floor of the hotel at 1 p.m. and started breaking lights in the hallway, according to police. He started to bang on a door, and when a witness opened it, Torres said he was... Read More »

  • July 14, 2014 | Comments
    Naked Homeowner, Tattooed With Grim Reaper and Armed With Handgun Scares Off Intruder

    A homeowner in Georgetown, TX isn't sure if it was his gun or his, um, "gun" that scared away a recent intruder in his home. According to the AJC, “I have a tattoo of the grim reaper, my hair is sticking up all crazy and I’m naked,” said the homeowner, who asked that his name be withheld for safety reasons. “I’m not sure if (the burglar) was more afraid of me or the gun.” Upon confronting the homeowner,... 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 »

  • May 30, 2014 | Comments
    [Video] Marine Veteran With Carry Permit Wins Parking Lot Gunfight Against 2 Armed Robbers

    A Marine veteran, who has not been identified, took action when he saw two men attempt to rob a Gamestop store in Houston, TX. The veteran saw two suspicious men outside of a Gamestop store in the Houston area. When he saw them put bandanas over their faces and enter the store, the veteran told a bystander to call 911 and retrieved his gun from his truck. The Marine took cover behind his truck and when one of the... Read More »

  • May 23, 2014 | Comments
    [Video] Concealed Carrier in Texas Shoots Suspected Street Robber Twice

    A man was walking through an apartment complex in Houston, TX when he was approached by a man who demanded he turn over all of his valuables. It's not currently clear if the suspect was armed or not. The victim felt threatened enough to draw his concealed handgun and open fire on the suspect. The suspect was hit twice, but still managed to flee the area to a waiting getaway car. The suspect along with whoever was... Read More »

  • May 21, 2014 | Comments
    Self Defense Roundup for May 21, 2014 – 7 (THAT’S 7!) Documented Defensive Gun Uses

    This is our new format for documenting most defensive gun uses. For many stories, there is simply not enough information to write a full length article, so we're compiling most of the stories we find into posts that will cover multiple stories. We feel this will make it easier for us to keep up with the stories and easier for you guys to digest them. In today's Self Defense Roundup, we have 1 story from Missouri, 1... 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 »