Category: Defensive Gun Use of the Day

Question of the Day: Do You Know Anyone Who’s Shot a Bad Guy?

Crime scene (

A reader writes:

“Last week one of my co-workers (and friend) said we should get lunch sometime to discuss something that he knew I would be interested in, but didn’t want to discuss around the office (cube farm, no privacy). So we had lunch last Friday and he told me about what happened to him earlier this month. He was involved in a defensive gun use where he shot and killed his attacker. I was shocked . . .

continue reading

It Should’ve Been A Defensive Gun Use: Crashing Boar Edition

Russia hearts gun control. D’uh. How could ruling Mother Russia’s oligarchs and government tyrants maintain their stranglehold on power if the citizenry were armed? So, really, this video about a wild boar attacking Russian “peasants” and their feeble efforts to kill the thing could have been a This Is What Happens to A Disarmed Populace post. But I shared an animal attack story under that heading yesterday (out of the People’s Republic of California). So let’s go with “it should have been a defensive gun use.” Because, really, when a wild animal is attacking – no matter how many legs it has – a gat is a good thing to have. In case you didn’t know.

Defensive Gun Use of the Day: “Not A Perfect Tale” Edition


TTAG reader DH emailed a link to The New York Daily News story Texas mom high on pot, PCP tried to drown kids before saved by armed son with a simple statement: “Not a perfect tale, but it’s the real world.” Ain’t that the truth. Sonya Gardner, 35, had allegedly just placed her two kids, ages 6 and 4, in the filled tub at her Dallas home when her courageous son heard the children’s cries and kicked down the bathroom door after firing a gun in the air. The teen reportedly breezed past his disturbed mother and snatched the children from the filled tub before safely dropping them off at a neighbor’s home Thursday night. “We were fixing to die,” the 6-year-old later told officers of their mother’s attempt to “drown us in the bath” over their request for snacks, according to the affidavit.” Even so, there’ll be no hero’s welcome for the son . . .

continue reading

Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Responding Cops Don’t Shoot Two Concealed Carriers Who Shot the Bad Guy Edition

 Scene of the crime (courtesy

One of the arguments against “allowing” Americans to exercise their natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms: if they use their guns for self-defense the police – and other armed good guys – won’t be able to separate the good guys from the bad guys. Bullets will fly in every direction, taking more innocent lives than if everyone just left everything to the police. It’s the “logic” Gun Victims Action Council jefe Eliott Fineman used against me in a recent debate . . .

continue reading

Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Worst Possible Tragedy Edition. Well, Almost

 Kryn Miner (courtesy

“A Vermont prosecutor says no charges will be filed in the shooting of a troubled Army veteran by one of his teenage children,” reports, “because the man was armed and threatening to kill his family.” Readers familiar with Oedipus Rex (or The Lion King) will appreciate that this incident is the dictionary definition of a tragedy (without the really weird bit). But it’s actually worse . . .

continue reading

Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Atlanta Carjacking Target Adapts, Improvises, Survives

 Scene of failed carjacking in Atlanta (courtesy

“Police say a woman reported getting in to her car here along Blue Ridge Avenue when Fontana tapped on the window with his gun and attempted to carjack her,” reports. “Once he got inside, he was struggling to drive her car with a manual transmission and placed the gun in his lap. The woman says she picked up the gun and tried to get out of the vehicle. He pulled her back and bit her twice leaving visible marks. at that point she pulled the trigger and shot him . . . ‘here was a man in the middle of the street and they were running to him and wrestling him, trying to get him under control,’ said neighbor Shawn Pagliarini. “He was screaming, ‘I’m already hurt don’t make it any worse.’ Result! Or is it? TTAG reader BS isn’t entirely convinced . . .

continue reading

Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Another Day, Another DGU Edition


TTAG reader CW writes:

“So, this defensive gun use [via] won’t win any tactical awards. Nor did the homeowner display any ninja training. Nor did he need to be an ‘operator’ or have his drag classified. But this is how most DGUs go, and hence go unreported in statistics. No shots were fired, no one was hurt, and presumably another tweaker is off the streets.” Check it out . . .

continue reading