Category: Defensive Gun Use of the Day

Defensive Gun Use of the Day: NY Pizza Delivery Man Shoots Mugger

TTAG’s run numerous posts about attacks on food delivery drivers. Click here for a report on the murder of  Papa John’s employee Daniel Jaffke. We’ve also put up more than a few posts celebrating delivery drivers who exercised their natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms to successfully defend their lives from attackers. Click here for a defensive gun use by a pizza guy who didn’t have to fire a shot. [Video at link autoplays.] Or . . .

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It Should Have Been A Defensive Gun Use: Florida Bear Attack Edition

A couple of years ago, just before the school run, as a weak winter sun struggled to light-up the sky, I went outside to put some trash in the bin on the street. As I turned to head back to the house, I came face to face with a coyote. This in suburban Providence, RI. He looked at me. I looked at him. My hand went to my gun. The coyote went towards Presidents Avenue. I mention this because a) coyote attacks are a thing, b) so are bear attacks, and c) a gun is a good thing to have on your person when animals attack. For example . . .

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It Should Have Been a Defensive Gun Use: 9-1-1 My Toches

“Alicia Cappola said a man tried to break into her home around 1:45 am,” reports. “Desperate for help, she dialed 911, only to find out that her calls were not going through. Unbeknownst to Cappola, Washington state’s 911 system was suffering from intermittent outages. ‘After I tried 911 a couple times and it rang busy, they were still at the door,’ said Cappola.” In the end, Cappola ended up calling 911 . . . wait for it . . . wait for it . . . 37 times. So she had to take matters in her own hands . . .

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Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Houstonian Fights Back Edition

” A man said he was walking to his car shortly after 5 a.m. on his way to work,” reports. “Just as he sat down in the car, he heard a knock on his window. When he rolled it down, he found himself staring right at a gun. The suspect demanded his car. The two began to struggle and the intended victim managed to wrestle away the would-be robber’s own gun to shoot the suspect . . . He was transported to the hospital, but died as a result of his injuries.” Or, you could say, as a result of his criminal assault. The man’s beleaguered neighbors seem good with this. All I can add: it’s probably better to drive away from a carjacker, or shoot him with your own gun or maybe even give him your car. But needs must and all’s well that ends well. That is all.

It Should Have Been a Defensive Gun Use: KY Teen Thugs Edition


“According to the latest reports from police, at least 17 incidents were reported after a group of approximately 200 teens began robbing and assaulting people Saturday night,” Louisville, Kentucky’s reports. “Police say it started around 7:45 p.m. when the teens gathered near the entrance of the Big Four Bridge. That’s where police say 12 teens assaulted and robbed a 13-year-old girl, as well as a man who came and tried to help her.” As the lead says, it gets worse. A lot worse . . .

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