Danger Close – More Self Defense Gun Stories

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You didn’t see this news covered by the mainstream media, but again this week, responsible gun owners defended themselves and the people they love. Self-defense instructor Tony Simon joins the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast to look at four new examples. Were these gun owners lucky, or were they well trained? (20-minute audio)

These victims saved lives because they had a gun and good habits.

First story-  Do you have a firearm nearby early in the morning?,  and here

It is after midnight when you’re startled awake by sounds from your backyard. Your fiance hears them too, and he gets out of bed to investigate. A few moments later, you hear the sounds of a fight in the house. You get out of bed and see a stranger strangling your fiance. You run back to your bedroom and grab your handgun. You shout for the attacker to stop. Your fiance is unconscious, and you fire a warning shot at his attacker. The attacker doesn’t let go, so you shoot again. Now the attacker takes a step, lets go of your fiance, and falls to the floor. Your fiance is breathing and regains consciousness in a minute. He calls for police and EMTs.

EMTs transport your attacker and examine your fiance. Your 73-year-old fiance was choked unconscious after being hit in the head with a club. The police said your 19-year-old attacker was on drugs. Your attacker died the next day from a single gunshot wound to the head. You are 65 years old.

Second story- Are you armed in the evening at home?and here

It is late in the evening on a Saturday night. You and your son are at home cooking dinner. A stranger walks through your back kitchen door and asks if you have a bottle of liquor for sale. You tell him to get out. That is when the stranger pulls a gun from his pocket and points it at you. Your son grabs the attacker’s arm and points the gun away. You draw your firearm and shoot your attacker. Now he runs away and climbs over your back fence to escape. You call the police.

The police arrest your attacker at the hospital where he is seeking treatment for a gunshot wound to his leg. He is arrested and charged with aggravated assault, trespass, reckless endangerment and possession of a prohibited firearm. His bail is set at $125 thousand dollars.

Third story- Are you armed in public?

You’re walking down the street at 9 o’clock at night. You are about to pass another pedestrian when he stops, tells you to stop, and he draws a gun and points it at you. The robber tells you to give him everything you have.

You have your Michigan concealed pistol license in your pocket. That license allows you to legally carry a firearm in public. You’re armed tonight. You draw your firearm and shoot your attacker. He runs one way and you run the other. You call the police. The police find your attacker at a local hospital and arrest him.

Fourth story- Do you have a firearm nearby at night?

It is three o’clock on a Saturday morning. You’re woken up by sounds in your house. You grab your firearm and investigate. Your wife calls the police. You find a man in your back bathroom. You hold the intruder at gunpoint until the police arrive.

Police charge the intruder with burglary, criminal mischief, theft and refusing to submit to arrest. He had stolen a car and gun earlier in the evening and was high on drugs.

Links and text of the discussion at the podcast webpage.


Slow FactsAbout Rob Morse

Rob Morse writes about gun rights at Ammoland, at Clash Daily, and on his SlowFacts blog. He hosts the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast and co-hosts the Polite Society Podcast. Rob is an NRA pistol instructor and combat handgun competitor.

Contact Tony Simon at Diversityshoot.com, on Instagram and facebook at Simon Says Train, and at The 2nd is For Everyone podcast.