Here is the news you don’t get from the mainstream media. Again this week, responsible gun owners defended themselves and the people they love. Self-defense instructor Amanda Suffecool joins the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast to look at four new examples. Were these gun owners lucky, or were they well trained? (23-minute audio)
These victims survived lethal attacks because they had a gun…and a plan.
You’re working on your truck in front of your home. You hear a strange sound and turn your head. You see two large german shepherd dogs running at you. You stand up and step back. One dog grabs the legs of your pants and tries to pull you off your feet.
You’re armed. You draw your firearm and shoot at the dog. You miss, but the dog lets go. It lunges for you again and this time you shoot the dog. Now both dogs run away. You call the police and animal control.
It is four in the afternoon. You’re getting the usual mix of customers at this time of day. Some are kids out of school. Some are adults returning home from work. You’re repairing a customer’s phone when a stranger comes through the door. You look up as the stranger throws a bag across the counter. The stranger has a hoodie over his face and a gun in his hand. The gun is pointed at you.
You have your concealed carry permit. You’re armed. The robber turns to step behind the counter and you draw your firearm. You shoot your attacker several times in the head and chest. Your attacker drops to the ground and drops his gun. You stop shooting, call 911, and stay at the scene to talk to police.
Security video shows the attacker. This is the third attempted robbery on this store.
You’re pulling into a gas station with your jet ski in tow behind your truck. You need gas. Before you can park, you see the store clerk run from the store. A man is chasing her and punching her in the head. She runs toward your truck screaming for help. You get out of your truck and keep the truck between you and the attacker. The attacker hits the woman again and then he moves toward you. You draw your firearm and order the attacker to the ground. You stand behind him. You shout for other bystanders to call 911.
The attack inside the store and outside the store are caught on surveillance video. You stay at the scene and tell the police what you saw.
It is after work and you’re mowing your grass. You hear your neighbor scream. A few seconds later you notice your neighbor putting her kids on the roof as she lowers them out of a second story window. You hear screams from inside the house. You come over and grab the kids as they try to get down. You back toward your house with the children. A man comes out of the house and yells at you. You say you’re just worried about the kids and back into your yard. The neighbor shouts at you and then shoots at you.
You have your Florida concealed carry license. You’re armed. You draw your concealed firearm and shoot your attacker. He stops shooting. You get the kids to safety and call the police.
The sheriff said you were a hero.
These gun owners saved lives in seconds. Do you have the tools and training you need? What would you do in these situations? Podcast and full discussion at the link.
About Rob Morse
Rob 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 Amanda Suffecool at eye on the target radio.