Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Right Tool For the Job Edition


“A woman in Charleston, W.Va., may have saved her own life and the lives of many other women, as well, when she shot and killed an alleged attacker in her home last week.” That’s nothing really new. People successfully defend themselves from home invasions every day. And those doing the invading are rarely first-timers. They’re typically career criminals with a wrap sheets longer than a live rendition of ‘Free Bird‘. But as the reports, when Neal Falls showed up at the un-named woman’s home, he had “a ‘kill list,’ multiple pairs of handcuffs and a Subaru full of weapons and tools, including a shovel, knives, a bulletproof vest, a machete, bleach, trash bags, sledgehammers and axes” . . .

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Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Vietnam Vet Stops GA Gas Station Stick-Up


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A Vietnam veteran was out for a typical day, and walked into a Sycamore, Georgia gas station to break a $20. His day changed quickly when a young thug came in with a gun. The veteran, Don Rogers, is being hailed a hero by the gas station clerk for likely saving his life. “I wish the day could’ve went by without this happening,” said Rogers. “I just did what I had to do.” . . .

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Police Advice After Houston Shooting: “Give The Robbers What They Want” covered a defensive gun use in Houston in which brother of owner Dien Tu shot and killed two of three armed robbers. The would-be stickup men had pistol-whipped his brother in law when they refused to comply with demands. The reporter at shared the official law enforcement response: “Police advise clerks in this situation to give in to the demands of these robbers.” It’s not clear . . .

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Defensive Gun Use of the Day: IL Concealed Carrier and a .22 Edition

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As the last state in the country to allow concealed carry, it may have saved the life of Fairfield, Illinois permit holder Erick B. Paula, 26, during a confrontation Sunday morning. “Paula, who is black, said he encountered the two men — who are white — at a party earlier in the evening. He said the two had made racial remarks, and he had asked them to stop. The men later confronted Paula on Mount Vernon Road near the Fairfield airport.” When the two men got out of their vehicle . . .

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Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Another Pizza Delivery Guy Defends Himself With a Gun (and Will Probably Lose His Job)


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Because of an act of defiance against Domino’s Pizza’s “No Guns” policy for it’s delivery drivers, one of their drivers is alive to tell his tale. According to police, the Hollywood, Florida delivery driver was returning to the store when he was approached by two armed men who attempted to rob him. That’s when the driver, identified as Slayde Henry, 24, drew his firearm and fired at both men. One of the men was killed and the other took off . . .

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Self-Defense Tip: Watch for Your Opportunity to Attack

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“A couple who had just eaten dinner at Shells off Fowler Avenue were walking to their truck parked nearby, when two teens confronted them,” reports. “‘They literally sprinted up to the bushes to him, closing that distance very rapidly, pointing that firearm right at him,’ said Tampa Police Lt. Michael Stout.'” This is an excellent example of a concealed carrier who suddenly finds himself SOL. He’s ambushed by two bad guys, one armed. They’re pointing a gun at him. He’s got a companion’s safety to consider. The odds of retrieving a concealed firearm and successfully bringing it to bear on the bad guys are very, very low. And yet . . .

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Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Three Armed Robbers In, Two Armed Robbers Leave


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A smoke shop employee fought back against three armed and masked robbers early Tuesday morning during an attempted robbery. The entire ordeal lasted less than 30 seconds, but seemed like an eternity. “They pulled in. They made a U-turn and they parked right there and he heard them yelling, ‘Go, go, go,’” said the store owner, who didn’t want to be identified. “When they opened the door, they had their mask on and everything.” . . .

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It Should Have Been a Defensive Gun Use: Robber Slits Throat of Woman in Supermarket Parking Lot

Whole Foods Texas has transformed itself into a “gun-free zone.” No wonder, then, that some of our Lone Star State readers have vowed never to darken the store’s doors again. But c’mon. Whole Foods is home to some of the world’s best cheeses, including our man JWT’s epic, prize-winning goat cheese. In Austin, the yoga pants parade alone is worth the price of admission. Which is, it must be said, disarmament. One of the reasons I don’t mind [so much]: the parking lot is close-in, small, well-organized and well-lit. In contrast, my local HEB supermarket is a sprawling affair in front of a relatively large and chaotic parking lot with plenty of hidden sight lines. It’s an open invitation for robbers. Which helps explain this news item [via]. . .

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