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You’re working the night shift at a fast food restaurant. It is after midnight so the front doors are closed and people receive their food through the drive through window. You see someone climb through the drive through window, and the intruder has a gun in his hands. You draw your firearm and fire. The intruder runs away and you call the police. The incident was captured on surveillance video.
It is 9:30 at night and you’re filling your car at a gas station. You get back in your car when two men walk by. They put a gun in your face and demand your money and keys. You have your Virginia concealed carry license. You’re armed. You undo your seat belt and present your firearm. You shoot the attacker nearest to you. Both of your attackers run away, firing as they run. You call the police.
One of your attackers was taken to the hospital for gunshot wounds. Police charged your attackers with Attempted Robbery, Armed Robbery, Shooting into an Occupied Vehicle, Shooting into an Occupied Building, Use of a firearm in Committing a Felony, Reckless Handling of a Firearm, Felony Damaging Property, Discharging a Firearm in Public, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Possess Firearm Under Age, and Conspiracy to Commit a Felony.
You’re cleaning your home when you hear a noise from the back of the house. It is three in the afternoon and you heard glass breaking. You run to your bedroom and get your gun. You hide in a back closet and call police. You shoot your attacker when he opens the closet door.
You and your friend stopped for gas and a soft drink at the convenience store. You notice a police car slowly roll through the parking lot. The female officer is slumped over and the passenger has a gun pointed at her. The car slowly leaves the parking lot. You and your friend follow the police car as it weaves down the highway between the shoulder and the slow lane.