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  • May 18, 2014 | Comments
    Self Defense Roundup for May 18, 2014 – 3 Documented Defensive Gun Uses

    Today's stories include a defensive gun use from Montana, Maine, and Indiana. This is only the third documented defensive gun use in Maine and only the fourth in Montana. These stories bring our total documented defensive gun use count to 1,130. 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... Read More »

  • May 06, 2014 | Comments
    [Video] Craigslist Deal Results in Carjacking, Victim Pulls Gun

    A Craigslist deal went wrong resulted in the victim of a carjacking pulling a gun on the suspect and holding him at gunpoint on the side of the interstate. The owner of a Dodge Charger went to the home of a potential buyer, Marcus Forbes, who he found on Craiglist. The car's owner took several friends with him, but they left after a time. At some point, Forbes asked if he could test drive the vehicle. During... Read More »

  • February 16, 2014 | Comments
    [Video] Elderly Concealed Carrier Shoots 1 of 2 Armed Robbers Who Shot 4 at Senior Center

    There are a lot of components to this story so let's get started. First off, The Safe and Sound Social Club in Gary, Indiana is described as being a place for senior citizens to meet and socialize. However, the club doesn't have a spotless history. It has a bit of a reputation for selling liquor without a license and hosting unsanctioned gambling events. However, the club's history doesn't mean the people who meet... Read More »

  • November 06, 2013 | Comments
    Indiana Resident Shoots and Kills 1 of 2 Armed Robbers During Home Invasion

    Here we have another example of a home invasion with multiple suspects. It seems that more and more, these types of violent crimes are being committed by groups of people, not a single individual. You can browse our database of self defense stories to clearly see that. In this case, 2 individuals invaded a Fort Wayne, IN apartment in an apparent robbery attempt. During the incident, the suspects were confronted... Read More »

  • October 21, 2013 | Comments
    Concealed Carrying Church Pastor Captures Suspected Armed Robber at Gunpoint

    Pastor Carl Sanders might be a man of God, but that doesn't mean he doesn't believe in using lethal force in self defense if necessary. Sanders stopped in a Dollar General store to buy a sports drink over the weekend. What Sanders saw when he entered the store was an armed robbery in progress. According to 14News, that's when Sanders took action, "He was coming at me saying, 'get on the ground,'" said Sanders.... Read More »

  • October 08, 2013 | Comments
    [Video] 70+ Year Old Vietnam Vet Shoots and Kills Home Invader in Indiana

    A Vietnam veteran, now in his 70's heard someone trying to break into his home. The homeowner armed himself and shot the suspected intruder on his porch. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. According to WANE, neighbors say the homeowner is a good neighbor, and aren't surprised by his actions, Willis Bolin's lived across the yard from where the shooting happened for six years. "I knew he had a... Read More »

  • September 06, 2013 | Comments
    [Video] Female Law Student, Mother Uses Gun to Fight Off Three Would be Car Jackers

    Kari Bird, of Indianapolis, IN, a mother who works full time and is also attending law school, arrived home from a long day around 11:30pm. That's when she was approached by a group of teenagers, at least one of whom was armed. The teens demanded the Bird's car keys, which she initially started to hand over. However, Bird realized her expensive law school books were also in the car. She made a decision not to... Read More »

  • July 28, 2013 | Comments
    Indianapolis Homeowner Shot and Killed Home Invader With History of Violent Crimes

    Joshua Renick, 31, had a history of violent crime spanning multiple states. He was most recently released from prison in 2011 after serving his sentence. Renick has been serving a sentence of 12 years for criminal confinement, resisting law enforcement and armed robbery. He was sent to prison in 2007, but was released after serving less than a third of the sentence. Due to his history, it's not very surprising to... Read More »

  • July 08, 2013 | Comments
    Indiana Resident Shoots and Kills Hatchet Wielding, Moped Riding, Home Invader

    According WSBT and the Laporte County Sheriff's Office, an Indiana resident had to use lethal force to defend himself from a suspected home invader who broke into his home and tried to attack the resident using a hatchet. Here is the full press release from the Sheriff's Office, On Monday, July 8, 2013 at approximately 9:15 CST, the La Porte County Regional 911 Dispatch Center received a 911 call from a homeowner... Read More »

  • June 03, 2013 | Comments
    Indiana Resident Shoots and Kills 1 of 2 Armed Robbers During Gunfight

    A resident of Fort Wayne, IN, had to use deadly force to defend himself from two armed men who tried to rob him outside of his residence yesterday. According to the Journal Gazette, a man was standing outside of his home around 11pm when two men walked up and tried to rob him. The victim was apparently carrying a handgun himself, which he drew and used to fire on the suspects. One of the suspects was hit multiple... Read More »