Stories That Happened In AL

  • October 25, 2014 | Comments
    AL Homeowner Uses .22 Rifle to Fight Off Two Intruders

    While .22LR is certainly not the ideal caliber for self defense, we've certainly documented quite a few stories of it getting the job done here at Guns Save Lives. It looks like it did it again this week in Birmingham, Alabama. According to, The resident, Arthur Williams, said one of the two burglars ran off clutching his chest after he fired at them with a .22 rifle. A second burglar fled in a white SUV,... Read More »

  • August 03, 2014 | Comments
    17 Year Old Alabama Boy Chases Naked Intruder Away With Dad’s Gun

    What is it about minors and defensive gun uses lately? This is the 5th incident we've documented in less than a month in which a minor has used a firearm in self defense or defense of another in one way or another. See the bottom of this article for a full list. In this case an intruder, identified as 45 year old Kenneth Johnson, broke into a Muscle Shoals, Alabama home where a 17 year and 15 year old were home alone. Once... Read More »

  • July 29, 2014 | Comments
    [Video] 14 Year Old Uses 12 Gauge Shotgun to Defend His Mother From Abusive Boyfriend

    Locust Fork, Alabama - A 14 year old boy used a 12 gauge shotgun to shoot and kill a man who was romantically linked to his mother. The suspect in the case, identified as 34 year old Ayatollah Mohammad, was actually escorted by law enforcement off of the property owned by the boy's mother that morning, but walked 7 miles back to the home and snuck onto the property. When the suspect was discovered, the boy used... Read More »

  • July 22, 2014 | Comments
    [Video] Grandmother Uses 9mm Pistol to Shoot Intruder as Granddaughter Hides in Closet

    A grandmother in Alabama, identified as 63 year old Phyliss Law, is now keeping her pump action shotgun close at hand after she was forced to shoot a home intruder last week. According to Fox 10 TV, "We heard this crackling… Like wood popping and stuff. I said oh my god. He trying to come in. So I backed up to my room and got my gun and got my extra clip,” Law said. She was hoping the suspect would go away.... 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 10, 2014 | Comments
    Woman Opens Fire on Attempted Intruder After Her Boyfriend Was Shot in the Hand

    It was a scary situation in Huntsville, AL for a couple early this morning. According to local media reports, around 1am, a man came to the door and knocked. When the male occupant of the home cracked the door to see who was there, the suspect tried to force his way into the home. The male resident resisted and fought back in an attempt to close the door. During the struggle, the suspect fired once through the... Read More »

  • May 06, 2014 | Comments
    [Video] Homeowner Shoots Man Who Kicked in Door to Get to Ex-Wife Minutes After Police Warning

    Gary Lynn McClimans II is probably having a bad day. On top of being shot twice in the chest, and is now facing charges relating to home invasion. McClimans attempted to kick in the door of a home in Decatur, AL in an effort to get to his ex-wife. A male owner of the home shot McClimans twice in the chest as he entered the residence. The homeowner is identified as Jason Brown, the brother of McClimans' ex-wife. McClimans... Read More »

  • April 28, 2014 | Comments
    [Video] Homeowner in Mobile, AL Shoots and Kills Would Be Home Invader

    This story highlights the need to be prepared for violent crime at any time of the day. At 9am, many people are either already at work, or getting ready to leave their home and start their day. This period of transition presents opportunity for criminals. In Mobile, AL a suspected burglar attempted to make entry into a home in quiet neighborhood around 9am. Fortunately, the homeowner was able to arm himself and... Read More »

  • April 24, 2014 | Comments
    Female Homeowner in AL Shot and Killed Home Invader Armed With a Knife to Protect Niece

    A female homeowner in Autauga County, AL was home with her niece earlier this month when a man armed with a knife, identified as 18 year old Mikel Steven Smith, tried to force his way into the home. The homeowner, who was armed, opened fire on the suspect, who was found collapsed outside of the front door of the home. According to WSFA, According to Autauga County Chief Deputy Joe Sedinger, Smith was armed with... Read More »

  • January 17, 2014 | Comments
    [Video] Concealed Carrier Shoots and Kills Possible Mass Shooter at Dollar General in AL

    Here we go again. We have a (hopefully lawful) concealed carrier stopping an obviously unhinged person in a public place. We have no way of knowing if this could have turned into a mass shooting as it was stopped by a concealed carrier before things got that far. According to media reports, a man armed with a gun entered a Dollar General in Alabama and began waving it around. The suspect apparently tried to force... Read More »