Grandmother with Gun Confronts and Stops Intruders in Her House
On June 28th 2016, A grandmother was alone when three burglars broke into her home. "It was really scary. It was a very, very scary situation. 'Cause I had no idea what they were gonna do," said the woman who wishes to remain unidentified.
Around 12:45 pm, there was a man banging on her front door and ringing the door bell repeatedly. She saw him through the peephole. He left but shortly came back with a T-shirt covering his face and gloves on his hands. "I heard something breaking and then I was freaking out," she stated. She ran to her bedroom to get her handgun.
He managed to break in and all three of the burglars were in her main room. She was by the doorway of her bedroom ready to fire her .22 pistol. "I decided that it's either them or me, you know. I had to save my life. One of them came to the door here and opened it and when he did I had the gun in his face," she recalled. She wasn't sure if they were armed but stated she was not about to become a victim.
"I raised the gun and pointed it at his face," she said. She explained that as soon as they saw her gun pointed at their faces, they were scared and ran away. She stated she was relieved to have a handgun to defend herself with and that it may have been the only reason she is still alive today.
"I think it's wonderful. I think it's the only thing that saved me. It was my Godsend. I don't know what I would've done without it. I've never experienced anything like that before in my life. It was horrible, to have three strangers in your house and ransacking it. I was very angry. It's like, how dare you do this! You know. This is our home," the grandmother said.
She stated that because of this experience, if her neighbors don't have a gun, they should think about investing in one. Her husband and herself are in the process of getting a more powerful handgun. She stated she plans on practicing at the shooting range to make sure she's prepared if another attack happens again.
Woman with Gun Stops Robber with Knife while Walking to Her Car
A 35 year old Cumberland woman was walking to her parked car near a medical center around 2:45 pm on Friday of June 2015. The robber demanded she give him money. She stated she had nothing to give him. He proceeded to hold up a knife to her and demanded again for money. The woman said she didn't have any, quickly got in her car and got her gun. She pointed it at him and told him to leave at once. The man was shocked and ran away. The victim drove away and went to the police to report the incident.
Armed Robber Flees When Permit to Carry Owner Reveals Gun
In the middle of June 2016, a armed man attempted to rob a 44 year old man in New Orleans, LA. The victim was in his vehicle when the robber approached.
"The male put his hand underneath his shirt, implying he had a weapon and told the victim to give it up," police said in a preliminary report.
The victim opened his glove compartment, and grabbed his gun.
The robber was mortified and fled as soon as he saw the gun. No shots were fired.
Customer Shoots and Kills Armed Robber and Saves Hostage
On June 30th 2016, an armed robber decided to pay the Marathon station at 4011 Ringgold Road a visit.
He stole money from the cash register and "a large quantity of cigarettes," sad Capt. Tim Mullinax from the East Ridge PD.
The robber grabbed the female clerk and forced her to come with him as a hostage. It was stated he would kill her if she refused. A customer outside noticed what was going on inside the gas station, and grabbed his hand gun from his vehicle.
The customer fired several shots at the armed robber. At least one shot was fired in his torso. The robber later died from his wounds. According to Mullinax, it is currently unknown if the robber knew the clerk.
The investigation is still ongoing. However, the shooter has not been charged.
Permit Carrying Resident Stops Armed Robbery with Fatal Gun Shot
A armed would-be robber threatened a man with a permit to carry on a Brooklyn Park street on February 22nd 2016 around 8 pm. The two exchanged gun fire minutes later.
When officers arrived at the scene, the robber was found on the ground. The victim had a valid permit to carry and was not arrested, said Deputy Police Chief Mark Bruley.
However, officers recovered both guns at the scene and continued their investigation.
Bruley said the man who died “goes back and forth between Brooklyn Park and Minneapolis. He’s an individual we’ve known from previous contact. He certainly hangs out around here,”
State Rep. Pat Garofalo, R-Farmington, stated the outcome of this shooting validates a 2003 law in Minnesota that allows people to carry a firearm in public. “A loss of life is a tragedy,” Garofalo wrote. “But when a criminal pulls a gun, they risk ending their life. Concealed carry works.”
In the beginning of 2016, there were more than 221,000 active gun-permit holders in Minnesota, according to the latest data report from the state’s Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
The total has grown by more than 20,000 in the past six months. Now, about one in 19 eligible Minnesota adults has a permit to carry, according to the Gun Owners Civil Rights Alliance.
Carry Permit Holder Stops & Injures Almost Mass Shooter at Nightclub in Lyman, SC
Deputies in Spartanburg Co. said a man faces multiple attempted murder charges after opening fire outside a nightclub on June 26th 2016.
The shooting happened around 3:30 a.m. at Playoffz nightclub on Inman Road in Lyman.
32-year-old Jody Ray Thompson, after getting into an argument with another man and fired several rounds toward a crowd that had gathered out in front of the club.
His rounds struck three victim. The almost fourth victim pulled his own weapon in self defense and fired, hitting Thompson in the leg, according to Lt. Kevin Bobo.
Bobo said the man who shot Thompson has a valid concealed weapons permit, cooperated with investigators, and won’t be facing any charges.
"Thompson was still on the scene when deputies arrived, but the initial scene was chaotic," Bobo said. "It wasn’t until victims and witnesses were interviewed, and video from the scene was reviewed that Thompson was identified as the suspect."
Thompson is charged with four counts of attempted murder, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, and unlawful carrying of a weapon.
Bobo said, thankfully, none of the victims' injuries were life-threatening.
Thompson is being held at the Spartanburg County Detention Center.
Father Protects Son in McDonald's Drive-Thru from Armed Robber
On May 7th 2016 in League City TX, A father took his son to McDonald's drive-thru in broad daylight.
Police said the robber approached the father with a gun and pointed it at him while they (the father and son) were in the drive-thru. A struggle ensued. The Father, who was inside the truck, shot the robber three times, according to investigators.
"He's thankful he's alive and that his son's alive," Pelton (the attorney) said.
Pelton explained that the father was trying to protect and defend his son. He didn't want his kid getting shot, so he took his chance to make sure his boy lives.
Vanessa Stanford was working in the store at the time of the shooting. "I looked over and a man (robber) was laying on the ground with another man (father) aiming a gun at him." Vanessa Stanford explained. "That's immediately when I called 911 and told my customers get away from the wall and the windows. It was horrible. The dispatcher kept asking me, 'does he have a gun? Are you okay? Can you lock your doors?' It was horrible," she said.
Pelton's client (father) is licensed to have a handgun and he used it to protect himself and his child. "Never would have dreamed in a million years that a McDonald's drive thru, like blocks from the police station in broad daylight, 2 or 3 o'clock in the afternoon, something like this would happen," Pelton said. "I think he would want other citizens to know they have a right to protect themselves. You have to be cautious all the time, wherever you are."
League City Police say the man who was shot later died at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center. He has not been identified. The case will be referred to the district attorney's office.
Grandmother Stops Burglars
Woman Stops Robber
Armed Robber Flees
Customer Saves Hostage
Man Stops Armed Robber
Man Stops Mass Shooter
Father Protects Son
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