Defensive Gun Use of the Day: When Your Gun Doesn’t Go ‘Bang’


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Forty-year-old Billy Winstead has had his concealed carry permit for some time, but the Sequoyah County, Oklahoma man never expected to ever use his firearm to defend himself and his family. That all changed one night last week, but it didn’t come without a huge hiccup. It was late at night and Winstead awoke to his dogs barking, so he got up and grabbed his .22 revolver to go check things out at his front door . . .

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Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Utility Worker Gives Stick Up Man More Than he Asked For


“(St. Louis County) Police say three contractors for ADB Utility Co. were working on water lines … when an armed man approached two of the workers who were standing near a company truck.The robber took wallets from the two men at gunpoint before turning his attention to a third man nearby, police said. The robber told the third man to give him his belongings that were inside of a work truck, according to police.” The third utility worker gave him something but it wasn’t what he expected. Or wanted . . .

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Defensive Gun Use: Breastfeeding Mom Wins Gunfight Against Armed Home Invader

Anyone who thinks they can mess with a woman tending little ones is in for a rude awakening. Especially if the woman in question is armed, like Charlotte mom Samantha Bunce. reports that Sam “was at home breast-feeding her four-month-old son Bentley when the intruders arrived on Tuesday morning. The men knocked on the front door, rang the doorbell and kicked in the door of her home east Charlotte, North Carolina.” Ms. Bunce took action . . .

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It Should Have Been a Defensive Gun Use: Army Vet Gets Cut Saving 16 Children Edition

“James Vernon was teaching a chess class with 16 children at Morton Public Library when 19-year-old Dustin Brown entered the room with two knives,” Illinois’ reports. “‘I tried to talk to him. I tried to settle him down,’ he said. ‘I didn’t, but I did deflect his attention’ from the children ‘and calmed him a bit. I asked him if he was from Morton, did he go to high school. I asked what his problem was. He said his life sucks.’ Vernon said the man backed away as he got closer to him, but he was able to put himself between Brown and the room’s door, with the children hiding under the tables behind him.” And then . . .

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Self-Defense Tip: Don’t Rely Entirely on Your Gun

Karen Dolley (courtesy

“The 43-year-old woman said she awoke around midnight to the voice of a man in her house near 10th Street and Emerson Avenue on Indianapolis’ Eastside,” Indiana’s reports. “[Karen Dolley, above] leapt out of bed, turned on the lights and saw him standing in her living room, she said. Then her instincts kicked in. Dolley, standing 5-foot-6, said she immediately attacked, punching him about 10 times and cornering him in her bedroom.” I think this would be a good point to highlight the fact that Ms. Dolley is known as Foul Morguean – in professional roller derby. So . . .

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Defensive Gun Use of the Day: No Waffling in Charleston

Waffle House on Dorchster Road in North Charlestown VA (courtesy

“North Charleston police are investigating an early morning robbery at a Waffle House restaurant in which the suspected robber was shot by a customer,” reports. “’He saved us, that’s what he did’” a Waffle House employee said.” You can’t get any clearer than that can you? Actually, maybe you can. “[The robber is in critical condition at Medical University Hospital, police spokeswoman Angela Johnson told The Post and Courier. The customer who intervened had a permit to carry a concealed weapon, Johnson said. ‘It’s says something about firearms,’ a uniformed officer said, ‘for good people with firearms being in the right hands.'” Yes. Yes it does. [h/t JP]


It Should Have Been A Defensive Gun Use: French Train Anti-Terorrist Hero Stabbed in CA

Spencer Stone (courtesy

“Spencer Stone, one of the American heroes who stopped a terrorist attack on a French train in August, was stabbed multiple times early Thursday in downtown Sacramento and is in stable condition, the U.S. Air Force confirmed to USA TODAY.” You may recall that Mr. Stone as one of the three Americans who suffered wounds while subduing a Islamic terrorist on a Paris-bound train in August (characterized only as a “gunman” in USA Today’s report).  ABC10 in Sacramento reports that Stone was stabbed . . .

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Texas Burglar Selects Home to Target – He Chose Poorly


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Just a little past midnight recently, a Port Arthur, Texas police officer was home with his family when he heard the glass break at his front door. When he responded with his firearm, he saw a man breaking through the front window of his house with a hammer.  According to News 12, the officer and man reportedly got into some manner of verbal altercation. The man allegedly raised his hammer to the officer and the policeman shot him in the hip or groin area . . .

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Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Another Lesson in the Importance of Home Carry


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One woman is in custody and another is at large after tying up an elderly man in his Gold Beach, Oregon home. FOX 12 confirmed that 50-year-old Sheila Clark of Coos Bay was apprehended in a grocery store after police identified the man’s vehicle parked outside. The 72-year-old man was allegedly captured inside his own home and restrained. According to investigators, they stole his cash and credit cards . . .

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