Armed Self-Defense for January 2016
Honest citizens defend themselves with a firearm every day. I’m sure you’re shocked at that news since democrat politicians and news media tell us that armed self-defense never happens. Here are examples from the last few weeks. These ordinary citizens were thrown into extraordinary situations. These armed defenders were both surprised… and prepared. They saved their life and protected those they love.
–A 65-year-old woman in Manchester, New Hampshire stopped to buy gasoline after leaving work late at night. She noticed a dark colored sedan following her as she drove home to her apartment. She was concerned so she parked as close to her building as possible. She has her concealed carry permit and the training that comes with it. She moved her firearm from her purse to her pocket in case she needed it. She hurried to her apartment stairway but the mugger ran in front of her. He blocked her path and grabbed her shoulder. The elderly grandmother then drew her pistol and shot the mugger in the chest. He ran. The old woman took shelter in her building and called police. The mugger and his accomplice were picked up by police at a nearby hospital.
Anti-gun activists said this old lady would be safer if she was disarmed. What do you think?
-Two cars stopped in front of a home in Houston, Texas. Six to eight men piled out of the cars and quickly forced their way into a nearby home. A neighbor who was walking down the sidewalk witnessed the home invasion. One of the thugs pointed a gun at him. The neighbor was carrying a concealed weapon and shot and killed the robber in self-defense. This caused the other men to flee leaving and leave their stolen car behind. The armed pedestrian and the one person inside the home were not injured.
Anti-gun activists say we would be safer if law-abiding citizens were limited on how many bullets we can have in our guns. These eight thieves won’t follow that law. What would have happened if this neighbor had only a few bullets in his gun?
-Two men knocked at the front door of a Memphis home at about 6 PM. A woman opened the door and one man forced his way inside. The intruder put a gun against the woman’s neck. The male homeowner heard the woman scream. Fortunately, he was armed and stepped toward the front door. The homeowner shot the armed intruder several times. The dead assailant had a long criminal record including arrests for aggravated burglary and aggravated assault.
Anti-rights activists say we would be safer if our guns were disassembled and locked in a gun safe. Did this man have time to open a safe?
-A North St Louis county homeowner heard two men loudly bang on his front door. The homeowner had recently moved into the home. He didn’t recognize the men and wasn’t expecting visitors at 10:30 in the morning. Fortunately, the homeowner was armed when the two thieves smashed through the back door of his home. The armed burglars shot at the homeowner. The homeowner shot back and killed one of the thieves. The second thief ran and was arrested by police a few days later. He was wanted for several recent robberies.
Drug gangs shoot ten thousand people each year, yet anti-rights activists say we would be safer if honest citizens were disarmed. Does that make sense to you?
-Three masked men entered a Family Dollar store late at night. One of the thieves pointed a gun at the store clerk and demanded the money in the cash register. Fortunately, one of the customers standing in line was armed with a gun of his own. He pointed his gun at the robbers, but the three thieves turned and ran before the armed customer could fire. Police in Newport News, Virginia said these three thieves were wanted for a string of similar robberies.
The armed customer saved lives without firing a shot. Would we really be safer if honest citizens were disarmed?
a tip of the hat to Cheryl Todd for editing this post