Indoors and in Public, by Day and by Night – More Self Defense Gun Stories

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 Robyn Sandoval joins the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast to look at four new examples. Were these gun owners lucky, or were they well trained?

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

First story - Are you armed at home?

It is 11:30 at night when you hear a crashing sound and your house rattles. You get up to see what happened. You see someone in your house and he’s moving toward you. You’re armed. You shout and you shoot your handgun at your intruder. Now he runs away. You back up and call 911.

The 911 operator says they have already received calls about shots in the area. Your intruder was arrested in front of your home and taken to the hospital for treatment of multiple gunshot wounds. He was charged with burglarizing two cars in the neighborhood before he entered your home by kicking in the door.

Second Story - Do you have a firearm nearby when you sleep?

It is 1:30 in the morning when something wakes you up. You listen again and hear the sound of breaking glass. You grab your firearm and move to your bedroom door. A stranger walks across the kitchen toward you. You shoot your intruder. Your intruder backs away toward the back door. You call 911 and ask for the police.

EMTs take your intruder to the hospital for treatment of an abdominal wound. Police find the broken back window where the intruder broke into your home.

Third story - Are you armed in front of your home?

You are mowing your lawn after work. You stop to talk to one of your neighbors when a stranger runs by on the street. The next thing you know, someone is shooting at you and your friends. You’re hit in the ankle and leg. You have your Illinois concealed carry permit and you’re armed. You return fire and your attacker runs away. You and your neighbors call 911. You’re a firefighter, so you know the first responders.

Your attacker is uninjured, but arrested by the police a few blocks away. They find his gun and coat in a trashcan nearby.

Fourth story - Are you armed as you work outside?

You’re feeding the animals before dark at your rural property. Two cars pull up and you’re not expecting strangers.You walk up and ask the men if they are lost? You take a picture of their car. You see one of the men with a shotgun in his lap, and then the armed man gets out of his car with his gun in his hands.

You’re armed. You run away from your house. You draw your concealed firearm as you move through the trees. Your attackers shoot at you, and you shoot back. Both cars drive away. You check on your family while your wife calls the police.

When the police arrive, you show them your security video and your cell phone picture of your attackers.

Reprinted with permission from Ammoland.