Cases in which guns saved lives

Specific examples are hard to find in the mainstream media because biased reporters and editors don't want to spread the idea that armed self-defense in one's home is legal and effective.

Gun Watch  gets a big tip of the hat for pointing out a number of the items listed on this page.  Gun Watch is an excellent web site addressing this topic.

General discussion and overview articles:

(The case of Mark and Patricia McCloskey is discussed here.)

(The case of Kyle Rittenhouse is discussed here.)

For news of other specific cases, click here.

Immigrant Attacks Elderly Gentlemen In His Car; The Elderly Gentlemen Shows That Guns Keep Society Safer.  Unlike this generation, which seems determined to denigrate the roles of men and fathers, many Americans had dads who taught their sons and daughters the proper use of shotguns and rifles, and how to shoot.  We were all expected to learn how to shoot a firearm.  After the Second World War and Korea and amidst the threat of Soviet totalitarianism, Americans were taught to defend their families, and their country.  Liberty, self-armament, patriotism, and citizenship were inextricably bound.  The right to keep and bear arms has become even more crucial to those who are heading into sunset years.  The elderly are especially vulnerable to violent crime and, as a result, the number of senior citizens carrying firearms is on the rise.  Nearly 23,000 people over 65 took basic firearm training courses from NRA-certified instructors in 2015, four times the number five years earlier.  Since 2010, seniors' demand for firearms training climbed 400 percent.

Congresswoman stocks up on guns after anarchists vandalize her home.  A South Carolina congresswoman is stocking up on firearms and taking target practice after her home was vandalized.  Rep. Nancy Mace said she decided to carry a weapon after a Memorial Day incident when profanity and anarchist symbols were scrawled in spray paint on her Charleston property, according to Fox News.  "It doesn't feel good that I feel like I have to look behind my shoulder every day.  It doesn't feel safe," the Republican freshman lawmaker told the network.  "I carry a gun wherever I go today.  Wherever I'm allowed to, I do carry."

Our Quasi-Soviet States of America.  Guns are an impediment to the advance of leftism.  It is much easier for the criminal elements to terrorize unarmed citizens, and criminals are important instruments of the left.  If the police are neutered, the natural reaction of the citizens is to prepare to defend themselves.  Outlawing guns is a maneuver to make this more difficult.  The leftist law enforcement organizations will do their best to punish citizens who successfully defend themselves with guns.

Guns are an effective deterrent!
Walls erected outside Academy Awards to protect the Hollywood elite.  Security fencing was erected around the perimeter of Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles on Sunday to provide protection for the Hollywood elite and their Academy Award ceremony.  The red carpet, and the dazzling celebs who walked it, were well secured from the general public.  Union Station was cordoned off with fencing, and the entrances were also blocked, with security guards and additional measures.  The Post Millennial reported that Union Station is typically home to a high-population of homeless people.  Yet the City of Los Angeles forced those city dwellers to move from their temporary digs in order to make room for the Oscars.  The city moved the homeless under the alleged threat of destroying their belongings if they failed to comply.

Minnesota provides proof that the Second Amendment matters.  With the latest riots out of Brooklyn Center, a suburb of Minneapolis, we're once again seeing the power of guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens.  The images show maddened mobs destroying store windows and, once inside, either looting the stores or simply engaging in wanton destruction.  The only exceptions are those stores that have armed owners standing guard.  Julio Rosas, as usual, was on the scene and made a point of showing how guns changed the dynamic between the mob and intended victims:  [Tweet]  It really is that simple: there are more law-abiding people in America than there are criminals.  When the former have guns, they use them exactly as the Founders intended: to protect themselves from anyone seeking to interfere with their lives, liberty, or property.  With that in mind, you understand what it means that the current government is determined to pry your guns out of your hands.

Amid Renewed Rioting in Minneapolis, a Lesson on the Second Amendment.  The natural right of self-defense is what the Second Amendment is about.  Not hunting.  Anyone who interjects hunting into discussions of the Second Amendment is either trying to deceive or doesn't know the amendment and its true purpose.  The right to keep and bear arms is about the citizen's ability to defend himself or herself and their family and property against tyrants.  Sometimes those tyrants are from the government.  Sometimes government breaks down, and self-defense is a matter of life or death.

Asian Americans Flock To Second Amendment For Protection.  Asian Americans are flocking to gun stores to arm themselves for self-defense amid the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes.  Forbes spoke to Jimmy Gong, owner of Jimmy's Sport Shop in Mineola, New York, and he said, "There are more Asians being introduced to firearms.  Before, there was never gun culture in the Asian community.  But after the pandemic and all the hate crime going on, there are more Asians buying guns to defend themselves."  Gong noted his business doubled during the era of coronavirus, and half of his customer base is comprised of Asian Americans.

DC Police Chief Threatens Pistol-Packing GOP Rep. Boebert.  It appears as though our country becomes more divided by the day, politically speaking, as evidenced by the behavior displayed by public officials in Democrat-run cities when it comes to Republicans and conservatives.  You may have heard in recent days that freshman Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) led a successful effort to preserve a 1960s-era congressional rule that allowed lawmakers to carry concealed weapons on the Capitol Hill grounds.  In a letter signed by 83 current and freshmen lawmakers, she wrote to House leaders, "If Members can't carry on Capitol grounds, they can't protect themselves in D.C. while making their way to and from their offices to perform their official duties.  The 'last-mile' transition of self-protection is critical.  The current regulations provide transitional coverage once the Member is physically on campus."  The Second Amendment is near and dear to Boebert.  She is the owner of a gun-themed restaurant, Shooters Grill, in Rifle, Colorado (not even kidding) where the wait staff all open-carry handguns.  In a fundraising message after arriving being sworn in, Boebert reiterated her support for our fundamental right to keep and bear arms — anywhere.

GOP congresswoman Boebert defends decision to carry gun in DC: 'I am my own security'.  U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., told "Fox & Friends" there is "no question" she will carry her Glock handgun in Washington, D.C., despite pushback from the chief of police.  The newly elected lawmaker and owner of Shooters Grill in Rifle, Colo., defended her viral ad Tuesday [1/5/2021].  "It's right there in our Constitution.  It's an amendment to our Constitution, and there's an absolute uproar over people wanting to defend myself," the 34-year-old mother of four said.  "I mean, come on.  I'm 5-foot, 100 pounds.  I am now in one of the most dangerous cities in America.  The violent crime rate here is 158% times the national average.  I will be walking alone a lot," she said.  "Just like I say in my ad, being a member of Congress is pretty basic.  I don't go to work in an armored vehicle.  I don't have personal police escorts.  I am my own security here and my most basic right is my right to defend myself," Boebert concluded.

Ohio Governor Signs Gun Bill Eliminating Duty to Retreat.  An individual's duty to retreat before using force has been eliminated in Ohio under a gun rights bill signed by Republican Gov. Mike DeWine on Monday despite the governor's vocal concerns that GOP lawmakers were ignoring his own legislation proposed following the 2019 mass shooting in Dayton.  The measure expands the so-called "stand your ground" right from an individual's house and car to any place, "if that person is in a place in which the person lawfully has a right to be."  As recently as last month DeWine hinted he might veto the bill, saying lawmakers should focus on what he sent them instead.  But on Monday, he signed the bill in "the spirit of cooperation" with the General Assembly.

Three Masked Robbers Have the Advantage Until Homeowner Outguns Them, Police Say.  With the violence many Americas have witnessed in their communities in the past year, it's important to remember the importance of your Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.  But you're arguably more likely to face violent criminals inside your home than you are near public demonstrations.  This year's protests, riots and other forms of political violence are historic, but they will subside.  The threat of being victimized by a home invasion will always remain.

A Message to Texas Democrat Terry Meza Who Doesn't Understand Home Defense or Texas for That Matter.  Telling a Texan to put down his guns in his own home when someone breaks into it is like telling a fish not to swim.  It's impossible for him to do.  Yet that's exactly what Texas State Representative Terry Meza is attempting to do, as she's introduced HB196 which would effectively prevent Texans from defending themselves in their own home until every other option has been exhausted.

DeSantis Expands Stand Your Ground Law, Moves to Allow Citizens to Shoot Looters, Rioters Targeting Businesses.  Gov. Ron DeSantis has moved to expand the state's Stand Your Ground Law and give armed citizens the green light to shoot and potentially kill anyone they suspect of looting businesses.  His "anti-mob" legislation sparked outcry from critics who called it dangerous, 'clearly political' and would allow armed citizens to shoot and potentially kill anyone they suspect of looting, Fox News reports.  DeSantis' legislation comes in response to a spread of riots and looting in Florida and nationwide this summer following the death of George Floyd, a black man who died while being detained by a white Minneapolis police officer.  The legislation is an attempt to prevent "violent and disorderly assemblies" by permitting violence against anyone involved in the "interruption or impairment" of a business, reportedly described in the draft as being a burglary within 500 feet of "violent or disorderly assembly," according to reporting by the Miami Herald Tuesday [11/10/2020].

Gov. DeSantis Introduces 'Anti-Mob' Legislation To Allow Floridians To Shoot Rioters And Looters.  Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has proposed an "anti-mob" bill that would allow residents to shoot rioters and looters who target businesses following nationwide unrest.  The law would expand the state's self-defense law, which currently forbids "the use of force in defense of property," by increasing what constitutes a "forcible felony," according to the Miami Herald.  DeSantis seeks to make looting or "interruption or impairment" of a business such a felony, thereby justifying deadly force to prevent it, the local outlet reported.

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Celebrity apartments will be protected by armed guards on Election Day.  Celebrity digs in New York City like the luxury Chelsea apartment building will be protected by armed guards on Election Day, as the Big Apple and cities all across the country prepare for post-election violence.  One building, the London Terrace Towers, sent an email to residents saying, "As you are aware, government enforcement agencies across the country are making plans to control the possible civil unrest following the upcoming presidential election," Page Six reported.  "Regardless of the outcome of [Tuesday's] election, our concerns range from isolated violent incidents to a long stretch of mass protests, confrontations between extremists, and potential property damage," the management email noted further.  As such, the management team will be hiring extra security guards for the duration, which Page Six notes will be "armed," according to "insiders."

These 10 Examples of Defensive Gun Use Underscore Second Amendment's True Purpose.  Unfortunately for gun control advocates, the Second Amendment is not, and never has been, concerned with the protection of hunting or sport shooting.  It is concerned with the protection of something much more fundamental to American democracy — maintaining the "security of a free state."  An armed citizenry is the best and most natural defense against threats to individual rights, whether those threats stem from a tyrannical government, a foreign army, an anarchic mob, or an individual criminal.  And although the threat from a tyrannical government or foreign army may appear remote or far-fetched, the threats from anarchic mobs and individual criminals are very common.  Every day, untold numbers of Americans rely on their Second Amendment rights to protect their lives and livelihoods.

How Often Do Citizens Use Guns to Stop Violence?  In a New York Times column entitled "How to Reduce Shootings," Nicholas Kristof writes, "It is true that guns are occasionally used to stop violence.  But contrary to what the National Rifle Association suggests, this is rare.  One study by the Violence Policy Center found that in 2012 there were 259 justifiable homicides by a private citizen using a firearm."  That statement grossly misleads by pretending that firearms only stop violence when they are used to kill criminals.  As explained by the National Academies of Sciences in a 300+ page analysis of firearms studies, "effective defensive gun use need not ever lead the perpetrator to be wounded or killed.  Rather, to assess the benefits of self-defense, one needs to measure crime and injury averted.  The particular outcome of an offender is of little relevance."  Likewise, a 1995 paper in the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology states, "This is also too serious a matter to base conclusions on silly statistics comparing the number of lives taken with guns with the number of criminals killed by victims.  Killing a criminal is not a benefit to the victim, but rather a nightmare to be suffered for years afterward."  The purpose of having a gun for defense is not to kill criminals but to prevent them from killing or harming others.

50+ Questions No Reporter Dares Ask Joe Biden And His Campaign.  On Guns:  In 2013 you suggested that people, especially women, acquire a shotgun for self-defense over an AR-15 because ARs are "harder to aim, harder to use."  Have you ever shot an AR?  You have expressed interest in banning the AR-15, but would you be in favor of banning all semiautomatic rifles?  If not, why not?  How would such bans be enforced given the popularity of such guns?  Who would compel American citizens to hand them over — the police?

A Time for Prejudice.  "Prejudice" in this context means simply to pre-judge certain kinds of criminal cases, and many jurisdictions' Castle Doctrines already do.  Florida statute 776.013, "Home protection; use of deadly force; presumption of fear of death or great bodily harm" prejudges a motorist's use of deadly force against a carjacker in favor of the former.  "A person is presumed to have held a reasonable fear of imminent peril of death or great bodily harm to himself or herself..." if the aggressor was trying to drag the person from his or her car.  Common sense says that trying to drag people from vehicles, as practiced by Black Lives Matter and Antifa extremists, puts victims in reasonable fear for their lives regardless of jurisdiction.

Self-defense in an America where laws are disregarded.  Emboldened by the lack of consequences, the political left in this country has escalated from yelling at people in restaurants to physical assaults, property destruction, and even murder.  Senator Rand Paul's account of the harrowing events of the leftist mob following the last night of the Republican convention serves as another reminder for Americans to consider their personal safety.  Self-defense is often an uncomfortable topic for many.  A friend recently asked what he should do in circumstances where he and his wife are accosted in public.  Setting aside the grief that this is even a topic in our country, he referred to his own health issues as an impediment to self-defense.  My response:  "The question needs to be asked and answered long before any altercation."  "What are you prepared to do?"

Nearly Five Million Americans Became Gun Owners in First Half of 2020.  Nearly five million Americans became first-time gun owners in 2020, according to a new report.  The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the gun industry's trade group, estimates that 17.1 million guns have been sold between January and August with 4.84 million Americans purchasing their first guns.  The sales — especially to new owners — represent a significant shift in American attitudes on gun ownership.  "This is a tectonic shift in the firearm and ammunition industry marketplace and complete transformation of today's gun-owning community," Lawrence G. Keane, NSSF senior vice president and general counsel, said in a statement.

Kennesaw, Georgia:  To Live There, By Law You Must Own a Gun.  In 1982, the little town of Kennesaw, Georgia passed an ordinance that every able-bodied family must own a gun. [...] The liberals, of course, warned that Kennesaw would become the Wild West.  Like all liberal predictions, this one belongs in the sewer.  In the 25 years that the law had been in place, not one murder or defensive shooting took place.  The first murder finally did occur in 2014, 32 years into the ordinance.

Abolish police, and the Second Amendment becomes a first resort.  At any given moment, your safety really is in your own hands.  Usually, no one else can protect you if someone wants to do you harm.  Even in good times, the police are usually minutes away when seconds count.  If everyone chooses to disrespect and disobey the law, there is no police force large enough to restore order.  And as the experience in Portland is showing, a simple lack of political will on the part of politicians can be enough to let lawlessness reign over a major city's downtown area.  Naturally, the Second Amendment takes on an added importance in such a context.

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Defensive Gun Uses in the U.S.  All of the law-abiding citizens featured in this database successfully defended their liberties, lives, or livelihoods with the lawful use of a firearm.  These cases are not based on hearsay, but on verifiable reports found through public sources.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost every major study on defensive gun use has found that Americans use their firearms defensively between 500,000 and 3 million times each year.  There's good reason to believe that most defensive gun uses are never reported to law enforcement, much less picked up by local or national media outlets.

11 More Examples of How Firearms Save Gun Owners' Lives, Property.  At a time when some gun control advocates appear intent on painting lawful gun ownership as a danger to society, and the Second Amendment as little more than an outdated protection of a person's right to hunt, it's important to remember the regular role armed citizens play in defending inalienable rights.  As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention affirmed in a 2013 report, almost all major studies on defensive gun uses have concluded that Americans use firearms in self-defense between 500,000 and 3 million times every year.  The vast majority of them will receive little or no media attention.

Biden: Hero Who Stopped Texas Church Shooter Was Wrong To Have A Gun.  During a question and answer session on NBC's "Today" show, former vice president and rumored presidential 2020 contender Joe Biden said the hero who stopped the Texas church shooter earlier this month should not have been allowed to carry an AR-15. [...] Biden apparently doesn't think guns are useful for self-defense and protecting others, even though police and soldiers can't stop bad guys without guns, and neither can private citizens.  Public records are replete with instances of private citizens enjoying protection against evil when armed.

Female Gun Owners: We Prefer the AR-15.  In the aftermath of a recent Florida self-defense shooting, female gun owners argued that the AR-15 provides specific advantages to women for home defense, vehemently rejecting the views of gun-control activists who insist the firearm is unnecessary.  Speaking with the Washington Free Beacon on Friday [11/8/2019], five female firearm owners and advocates said the AR-15 platform offers several features that are ideal for women specifically.  Robyn M. Sandoval, executive director of A Girl & A Gun Women's Shooting League, said the rifle is both more effective and safer for female shooters.

These Gun Owners Were Able to Confront Criminals in September.  Not only do Americans use their firearms for lawful purposes far more often than they use them to commit crimes, but studies routinely show that a very small number of repeat criminal offenders are responsible for the majority of gun-related crimes, even though they're already prohibited from possessing firearms.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concluded in 2013 that "almost all major studies" on defensive gun uses have found that Americans defend themselves with their firearms between 500,000 and 3 million times each year.  This makes lawful gun owners an important factor in overall public safety.  Every month this year, we've highlighted in The Daily Signal just some of the many times that law-abiding citizens used their firearms to defend themselves or others from threats to their lives or livelihoods.

Violent Crime Drops As Concealed Carry Numbers Increase.  We learned from the FBI this week that violent crime and homicides declined in 2018.  Now a new report from the Crime Prevention Research Center shows while crime is down, the number of Americans who possess a concealed carry license is growing.  In fact, the number of concealed carry license holders grew by 1.4 million people to 18.66 million, and at this pace, will eclipse 20-million concealed carry holders in 2020.

No Shots Fired — The Missing Statistic in Defensive Gun Use.  When was the last time you heard on the news about someone using a gun to save their life, the life of others, or property... without firing a shot?  Exactly.  And that's a problem.

Texas mass shooting survivor lobbies Congress for less gun control.  Since surviving a 1991 mass shooting at a Luby's in Killeen, Suzanna Gratia Hupp has lobbied for looser gun control laws that she says could have allowed her to save the 23 victims, including both of her parents.

Natural Disasters and the AR-15.  While there may be power outages and other wind-caused damage from the storm, unpredictable storms like [Hurricane] Dorian stretch the ability of government entities, including public utilities, to accommodate the needs of people who are in harm's way.  If government cannot protect us at all times and in all places — and that is never feasible or desirable, much less possible — how are individuals supposed to protect themselves in the wake of a disaster absent law enforcement? [...] Consider that when London banned guns, knife attacks increased, which led the mayor to call for knife control and the regulation of knives. [...] [C]ountless others on the Left do not want to protect life; they want us to be unable to defend ourselves from the violence of the stronger and, therefore, become more dependent on them.

A Michigan Court Case Shows the Right of Armed Self-Defense Is Broader Than You Might Think.  Yesterday [8/20/2019] the Michigan Court of Appeals handed down a decision in a highly public and very controversial case that gun owners across the United States should applaud.  In short, it demonstrates and validates the value of armed self-defense even when you do not pull the trigger and — crucially — have no cause to pull the trigger.  It justifies the brandishing of a gun as pre-emptive measure to block the use of unlawful force.

We Don't Need Red Flag Laws, We Need More Good Americans To Get Guns.  Evil comes in many forms, and far too often we search for answers in places they can never be found.  A new government "war on hate" won't change a single person's heart.  Whether evil uses white supremacy or Antifa to justify its need for blood, the need remains just the same.  Killers are still out there.  They're everywhere.  Take responsibility for your own protection.  If you truly desire to be safe, then pick up a weapon, train with it, and make yourself so.

CDC, in Surveys It Never Bothered Making Public, Provides More Evidence That Plenty of Americans Innocently Defend Themselves with Guns.  Many people who support gun control are angry that the federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are not legally allowed to use money from Congress to do research whose purpose is "to advocate or promote gun control."  (This is not the same as doing no research into gun violence, though it seems to discourage many potential recipients of CDC money.)  But in the 1990s, the CDC itself did look into one of the more controversial questions in gun social science:  How often do innocent Americans use guns in self-defense, and how does that compare to the harms guns can cause in the hands of violent criminals?  Florida State University criminologist Gary Kleck conducted the most thorough previously known survey data on the question in the 1990s.  His study, which has been harshly disputed in pro-gun-control quarters, indicated that there were more than 2.2 million such defensive uses of guns (DGUs) in America a year.

Latest News of Self-Defense With Firearms Contradicts Gun Control Rhetoric.  Gun control advocates long have controlled the narrative about defensive uses of firearms, calling the "good guy with a gun" scenario a "myth meant to scare people into buying guns for self-defense."  This is a false narrative that does not reflect reality.  Despite a backdrop of rhetoric asserting that "the average person ... has basically no chance in their lifetime ever to use a gun in self-defense," the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in a 2013 report concluded that studies routinely find that Americans use firearms in defense of themselves or others between 500,000 and 3 million times every year.

How Many Lives Are Saved by Guns — and Why Don't Gun Controllers Care?  [Scroll down]  As to defensives uses of guns, the CDC report said, "Studies that directly assessed the effect of actual defensive uses of guns (i.e., incidents in which a gun was 'used' by the crime victim in the sense of attacking or threatening an offender) have found consistently lower injury rates among gun-using crime victims compared with victims who used other self-protective strategies. ... Almost all national survey estimates indicate that defensive gun uses by victims are at least as common as offensive uses by criminals, with estimates of annual uses ranging from about 500,000 to more than 3 million per year, in the context of about 300,000 violent crimes involving firearms in 2008."  Criminologist and researcher Gary Kleck, using his own commissioned phone surveys and number extrapolation, estimates that Americans use guns for defensive purposes 1.2 million times each year — and that 1 in 6 Americans who have used guns defensively believe someone would have died but for their ability to resort to their defensive use of firearms.

Armed Citizens Are Successful 94% Of The Time At Active Shooter Events [FBI].  The FBI has published 3 reports that collectively detail active shooter events from 2000-2017.  The first report covered events from 2000 to 2013, the second covered 2014-2015, and the third and most recent covered 2016-2017.  It is important to note that the FBI has no specific system in place for finding and cataloging active shooter events.  They manually search for and include them in their reports the same way anyone else might Google it which of course means there is room for error particularly in missing events that should have been included.

Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri now supports armed teachers to stop school shooters.  Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri now supports arming teachers and other school personnel as a line of defense against school shootings, a striking change of heart driven by his work with a state commission investigating February's massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.  Gualtieri said Friday [11/23/2018] he changed his mind after watching surveillance video and studying the timelines of Parkland and other school shootings as chairman of the commission established to review what went wrong and recommend ways to make schools safer.

Crime Plummets After QuikTrip Stores Add Good Guys with Guns.  QuikTrip convenience stores added good guys with guns in Wichita, Kansas, and the results were so good that they are expanding the program to stores in other areas.  The NRA noted, "After implementing the new strategy at its Wichita, Kansas locations and seeing success, QuikTrip, the massive gas station and convenience store chain said it would expand the policy to other stores."  KWCH reports that the good guys with guns will be armed security, but QuikTrip also left the door open to armed clerks in situations where the clerks "have previous experience and necessary licenses."

Vigils Won't Stop Murderous Anti-Semitism, Guns Will.  Jews Can Shoot is a Jewish 2nd Amendment civil rights group.  And after the Pittsburgh shooting, and the rising anti-Semitism on the alt-left and the alt-right, its message is more relevant than ever.  "With all due respect, singing songs, lighting candles and posting the phrase "Never Again", regardless of the number of exclamation points, is not going to stop anyone from killing Jews," Wise writes in the latest JCS newsletter.  "Fear of being shot by armed Jews.  That's what will stop them."

Armed and Unarmed:  A difference in Mindset.  Being armed or unarmed is, in many ways, a state of mind.  An armed person sees the world differently from a person who has decided to be unarmed.

VICE: There Are No 'Good Guys With a Gun'.  In an article meant to argue that owning a gun makes one's home more dangerous VICE magazine stated:  "'good guys with a gun' don't really exist."  They make this claim in contraction to academic work proving otherwise.  For example, Florida State University criminologist Gary Kleck's academic work on self-defense gun uses shows a minimum of 760,000 such uses each year, and notes that the number could be as high as 2.5 million.  Kleck's has never been countered with empirical evidence.  VICE tries to take a swipe at Kleck's work by noting that he counted instances in which a gun was drawn in self-defense but not fired.  But why is that a negative?

Oh by the way this amazing comprehensive CDC study says guns save lives, did we forget to mention that?  If you've ever been in argument with a gun controller, you've heard them either cite non-existent or artificially manipulated CDC statistics, or lament that the CDC can't properly study gun deaths.  What you haven't heard is that the CDC actually does have some gun data of pretty important use, and it shows that people have defended their own lives with guns.

CDC, in Surveys It Never Bothered Making Public, Provides More Evidence that Plenty of Americans Innocently Defend Themselves with Guns.  Many people who support gun control are angry that the federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are not legally allowed to use money from Congress to do research whose purpose is "to advocate or promote gun control."  (This is not the same as doing no research into gun violence, though it seems to discourage many potential recipients of CDC money.)  But in the 1990s, the CDC itself did look into one of the more controversial questions in gun social science:  How often do innocent Americans use guns in self-defense, and how does that compare to the harms guns can cause in the hands of violent criminals?  Florida State University criminologist Gary Kleck conducted the most thorough previously known survey data on the question in the 1990s.  His study, which has been harshly disputed in pro-gun-control quarters, indicated that there were more than 2.2 million such defensive uses of guns (DGUs) in America a year.

CDC Survey On Defensive Gun Use Was Never Publicized.  Florida State University criminologist Gary Kleck has been arguing that point for a quarter of a century, saying that his own research led him to believe that DGU was far more prevalent than gun-control advocates claim.  The CDC's data, collected a few years after Kleck's survey, appears to corroborate his findings, reported.  The question asked in the CDC survey addressed the use or threatened use of a firearm to deter a crime.  "During the last 12 months, have you confronted another person with a firearm, even if you did not fire it, to protect yourself, your property, or someone else?"  Kleck, upon reviewing the CDC's data, noted just how close it came to mirroring his own.

The Best Government Survey on Guns You've Never Heard Of.  A survey by the Centers for Disease Control on defensive gun use (DGU) in the United States that shows DGU happening more regularly than gun crimes has never been publicized.  Gary Kleck, a Florida State criminologist, conducted his own study of DGU and his results mirror those of the CDC. [...] But why did this particular survey not receive the attention that such an important subject should have gotten?  The same reason that we never see government studies on salt that contradict the accepted view that excessive salt causes high blood pressure or studies on second hand smoke that prove it's not as harmful as the government says.

Unpublished CDC Study Confirms over 2 Million Annual Defensive Gun Uses.  An unpublished Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study confirms Florida State University criminologist Gary Kleck's findings of more than two million defensive handgun uses (DGUs) per year.  Since the early 1990s, Kleck has maintained that there is a minimum of 760,000 DGUs annually.  That is his low estimate; Kleck and research partner Marc Gertz have contended the actual number is closer to 2.5 million.

Gun Control Logical Fallacy:  Ignoring Lives Saved.  A person who dies because they did not have a gun is just as dead as a person who is murdered with a gun.  In practice, overall unjustified homicides tend to rise a bit when gun are banned or restricted.  Those who push for disarmed populations use a logical fallacy when arguing for gun restrictions and gun bans.  They only count people who are killed with guns, and ignore people who are killed because they were unarmed or disarmed.  This logical fallacy is called an irrelevancy argument.  Whenever you see a chart or graph or statistic that uses the terms "gun homicide", "gun deaths", "gun suicides" or "gun violence".  The people using it are promoting a logical fallacy.

Scammed by a Black, a Woman, and Now a 17-Year-Old.  The AR-15 is not a machine gun and has saved numerous homeowners' lives.  Women defend themselves with guns against sexual abuse 200,000 times per year.  Guns are used 80 times more often to save a life than to take a life.  Of the 2,581,268 gun-related incidents each year, 2,549,596 are self-defense.  Only 31,000 are assaults.  American gun-owners kill 1,500 criminals each year.  Police kill 600 criminals annually.

CDC Study:  Use of Firearms for Self-Defense is 'Important Crime Deterrent'.  "Self-defense can be an important crime deterrent,"says a new report by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  The $10 million study was commissioned by President Barack Obama as part of 23 executive orders he signed in January [2013].  "Studies that directly assessed the effect of actual defensive uses of guns (i.e., incidents in which a gun was 'used' by the crime victim in the sense of attacking or threatening an offender) have found consistently lower injury rates among gun-using crime victims compared with victims who used other self-protective strategies," the CDC study, entitled "Priorities For Research to Reduce the Threat of Firearm-Related Violence," states.  The report, which notes that " violent crimes, including homicides specifically, have declined in the past five years," also pointed out that "some firearm violence results in death, but most does not."  In fact, the CDC report said, most incidents involving the discharge of firearms do not result in a fatality.

Ignorance and lack of logic underlie Progs' Second Amendment position.  There are around 270,000,000 guns in America, but only 11,000 were used in crimes last year.  The vast number by far, are used for creation, for self-defense, or not at all.

What America Can Learn from Israeli Gun Laws.  When mass shootings take plan in the U.S., commentators routinely raise Israel as a case study to prove that guns in the hands of citizens save lives.  Israel, with its long and painful history of contending with terrorism, is rich with examples that prove this contention.  In recent years, armed citizens have stopped dozens of terrorists.  In some cases, those citizens acted when cowardly police officers shrank from danger.

The Children's Crusade.  Google "woman shoots intruder" and you'll find many reports of women who have used a gun to protect themselves.  Add "saves children" and you'll find the story of Melinda Herman of Loganville, Georgia.  In 2013, she was in her home with her two children when a man forced his way inside.  She hid with the children and telephoned for help but the intruder discovered them before police could arrive.  What he would have done, we don't know, for Mrs. Herman shot him.  He died but she and her children didn't.

The 'Good Guy With A Gun' Made A Positive Difference In 2017.  The mainstream media ridiculed the NRA's Wayne LaPierre when he said, "The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is with a good guy with a gun."  But La Pierre was again proven correct during the past year.  Armed "good guys" made a very big an positive difference in 2018[.]  While the news typically concentrates on gun-related crimes — including this week's car smash burglary of a Bellevue, Washington gun store in which dozens of handguns were taken — law-abiding gun owners made a difference more than once during 2017, and the odds are that armed citizens will do it again in 2018.

Gun Controllers Choose to Ignore the Hundreds of Thousands of Cases of Good Guys with Guns.  Less than three hours after the tragedy at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) was looking to score political points. [...] Murphy's attempt to dismiss [former NRA Instructor Stephen] Willeford's courageous response to the shooting is in keeping with gun control advocates' longstanding messaging efforts and shows the depths anti-gun activists will sink to bury the facts.  According to these gun-control proponents, good guys with guns don't stop bad guys with guns.  In order to justify this position, gun control activists ignore cases where armed civilians have put a halt to mass violence.  Like a perverse Goldilocks, gun controllers will discount cases where a criminal was stopped before they were able to carry out sufficient carnage, and, as in the case of the shooting in Southerland Springs, dismiss a case where the killer was able to exact significant violence before an armed citizen could arrive.  When you look past gun control advocates and much of the media's biased filtering, there are a number of documented cases where armed citizens have confronted these types of killers and likely saved lives.

Good Guy With a Gun May Have Saved Lots of Lives in Texas Church.  Fact is good guys with guns do stop crimes.
In 2007 Jeanne Assam saved countless lives at the New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado by dispatching a shooter who opened fire on the congregation as people were exiting the church.
In 2014, Mark Vaughan, a reserve sheriff's deputy and Vaughan Foods chief operating officer, used his personal firearm to wound Alton Nolen, who beheaded a woman at the food processing plant in Oklahoma.
In 2012, an 18-year-old Oklahoma mother saved the lives of her baby and herself after a knife-wielding intruder attempted to enter her mobile home shortly after her husband died of lung cancer.  Sarah McKinley fired, killing one suspect and scaring off the other intruder.
In 2012, a 71-year-old Florida man saved the lives of many at an internet cafe when robbers entered the cafe with weapons.  Samuel Williams pulled out his gun and scared off the suspects.
In 2010, a 69-year-old Alabama grandmother fired three shots after hearing a burglar break into her house.  Ethel Jones wounded and scared off the intruder, who was later arrested by police.
And yesterday [11/5/2017] in Texas, a neighbor got his gun and stopped Devin P. Kelley from killing even more church-goers, driving him from the scene before police were able to arrive.

Statistical Anomalies Do Not Deserve Blood Sacrifice of the Remainder.  Mass shootings are statistical outcasts in a land where guns are used (CDC figures) some 250,000 times a year to deter crime, or frighten away an intruder.  No matter how many times these mass shootings take place, the knowledge that gun ownership reduces crime and protects families cannot be dispelled by emotional arguments.  No matter how many mass shootings occur, when the solution is to follow the pattern of history that has resulted in the deaths of over 100 million unarmed, defenseless people, there is not much of an argument the collectivists can make to persuade them.

Florida Sheriff Considers Concealed Carry Permit Holders the "First Line of Defense".  Sheriff Wayne Ivey of Brevard County, FL, who has posted videos declaring "we can't afford to sit back and wait for the next act of terrorism", doesn't worry about being politically correct, "just correct."  "If you are a concealed carry permit holder, carry your guns with you.  It's not doing you any good at the house, it's not doing you any good in the car."

4 Dead, More Injured in Chicago — Media Silent.  At least 2,190 people have been shot in Chicago this year, compared to 2,399 this time last year, statistics show.  So, the shootings are down just a little bit, but the murders are up.  I guess the killers are getting to be better shots.  Chicago is living proof that gun control does not work.  If people were able to arm themselves there for protection, a lot of this would stop.  I guarantee it.  But the progressives in power won't let that happen.

Yes, Killing Them Is A Perfectly Good Option.  If people were trained to react less as sheep waiting for slaughter, and the people in charge weren't so deathly afraid of fighting back, many lives might have been saved that were otherwise sacrificed.  Unfortunately, we live in a country where the dominant culture mandates that all uses of firearms are bad, possible even evil, even when such use results in dead bad guys and surviving good guys.  This is why active shooters stopped by citizens with firearms are rarely, or barely, reported.

The Czech Republic Is Planning To Fight Terrorism By Arming Its Citizens.  The Czech Republic is doing something very few European countries are doing.  To combat terrorism, they're arming their citizens with guns.  This is such a common sense solution, you would think that all countries would do it but they don't.

Fla. Sheriff Grady Judd urges residents to carry guns: 'Ducks need to shoot back'.  A sheriff in Florida has warned citizens to avoid being a "sitting duck" by arming themselves in the wake of mass attacks around the world.  While running and hiding can be a good option during some attacks, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said Americans must be prepared to fight back.  "If you're not afraid of a gun, get one," the sheriff told a local ABC affiliate.  "Become proficient.  Get a concealed firearms license and carry it.  And if you need to shoot somebody, shoot 'em a lot."

'This is war': Florida sheriff urges citizens to arm themselves in case of attack.  A Florida sheriff's office posted a controversial message on social media, urging citizens to arm themselves in self-defense.  Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey posted the video on Facebook Wednesday [6/7/2017], two days after a deadly workplace shooting in nearby Orlando claimed the lives of five people.  "Folks, now more than ever is the time for our citizens to be prepared to serve as the first line of defense, not only for them, but for their families," Sheriff Ivey said.  As images of the Fort Lauderdale airport shooting and Pulse nightclub massacre flashed on-screen, Ivey warned residents that attacks have happened locally as well as abroad.

About those two Capitol Police officers.  [Scroll down]  That's the point of the defensive use of firearms:  to make the attacker stop.  If the attacker happens to be killed, well, that's just an unfortunate side effect of having been stopped.

Hundreds of Detroit Women Flock to Free Gun Training Event.  Hundreds of women showed up for free gun training in Detroit, Mich., on Sunday [5/21/2017].  The event, which has been held annually for the last six years, saw its best turnout yet.  Organizers said about 700 women expressed interest in the training and around 600 attended.  The goal, they said, was helping women learn how to protect themselves.  "We teach women how to shoot and discharge a firearm, and a personal protection strategy," Rick Ector, the founder of Legally Armed in Detroit and creator of the event, told the Detroit Free Press.  "This is an event to see if owning a gun for personal protection is right for you.  If it's not right for you, find some other means of protecting yourself."

21 Highly Practical Tips Women Can Use to Begin Successful Concealed Carry.  Women who succeed at concealed carry do two things very well:  First they identify the correct steps to make them successful with carry and conceal.  Second, they strictly follow those steps to learn and be able to protect themselves and others from an attacker.  But you are probably wondering "How do I find the steps that I need to take to be successful with concealed carry?"  I want to answer that question in this article.

Gun Control Activist Attacks Conservative Radio Host Over Women Defending Themselves.  The founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Shannon Watts, attacked conservative commentator and gun rights advocate Dana Loesch on Monday, saying that women like her live to "shoot thugs in the head."  The National Rifle Association posted a video on its Twitter account over the weekend featuring Loesch discussing the importance of women speaking out and defending their families.  "I'm a mom and just like millions of other women, that's why I own guns," Loesch said.  "We're responsible, we're law-abiding, and we're everything that makes America strong.  Every day we're willing to use a firearm to defend our families, but the media will never tell those stories."

More guns could mean safer citizens, advocates argue.  Because criminals are going to break the law regardless, they argue, the solution to less gun violence is more guns — and fewer restrictions — for "law-abiding" residents, who might then deter potential shooters or intervene and stop them from doing more harm.  "Here we go again.  Another gun-free zone.  Another place where a shooter can take lives and cause injury, and there's nobody there armed to protect anybody or to stop the shooter," said Marion Hammer, the NRA's long-time Tallahassee lobbyist.

Compiling Cases Where Concealed Handgun Permit Holders Have Stopped Mass Public Shootings and Other Mass Attacks.  This past Friday [10/14/2016], an Uber driver with a permitted concealed handgun stopped what likely would have been a mass public shooting.  Police arrived on the scene quickly, but the Uber driver had still already taken care of the situation before they arrived. [...] In a Washington Post column, Eugene Volokh asks:  "Have civilians with permitted concealed handguns stopped such mass shootings before?"  We provided Volokh with a list of cases that used.  The Uber driver case isn't even the first mass public shooting in Chicago that has been stopped by a concealed handgun permit holder.

Charlotte violence sparks self defense gun buying spree.  The explosion of racial violence in Charlotte, N.C. has led to a gun buying spree by locals worried about their safety.  At Hyatt Guns, one of the nation's largest, staff arrived Thursday morning after the second night of riots and encountered a line of buyers.  "First off, our prayers are with law enforcement this morning.  People are afraid.  They see lunacy in the streets being perpetrated by criminals and they are gearing up to protect themselves," Justin Anderson, director of marketing for Hyatt Guns told [the Washington Examiner].

Tim Schmidt:  Concealed Carry Has 'Powerful Deterrent Effect' Against Crime and Domestic Terror Attacks.  Tim Schmidt, president and founder of the U.S. Concealed Carry Association, was a guest on Tuesday's [9/20/2016] Breitbart News Daily to talk about the weekend's terror attacks.  As SiriusXM host Alex Marlow noted, they were further examples of the jihadist strategy of hitting "soft targets" or "anti-gun safe spaces" featuring large numbers of unarmed victims.  "The bottom line is that gun-free zones, they simply do not work," said Schmidt.  "Criminals pay no attention to these gun-free zones.  Ultimately, what happens is that only law-abiding citizens pay attention to them, so what you have, in essence, is a whole bunch of soft targets."

A Woman's Self-Defense Guide to Concealed Carry.  A stark difference from 20 years ago, women across the country are owning guns and participating in target shooting and hunting more than at any time in the past.  According to a 2015 survey by the National Sports Shooting Foundation (NSSF), more than one-third of women gun owners identified as new to gun ownership.  But that's not all.  Between 2004 and 2011, the report shows there was a 77-percent increase in women who own firearms, a 36-percent increase in women who target shoot, and a 23-percent increase in women who hunt.  Yet, even with more women engaging in shooting sports, that's still not the reason so many are purchasing guns.  It's not for hunting.  It's not for fun.  It's for self-defense.

CDC Study Ordered by Obama Contradicts White House Anti-gun Narrative.  In January, following the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, President Obama issued a "Presidential Memorandum directing the Centers for Disease Control to research the causes and prevention of gun violence," along with 22 other "initiatives."  That study, subcontracted out to the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council, was completed in June and contained some surprises for the president.  Obama had announced at the beginning of the year his push for three major gun control initiatives — universal background checks, a ban on "assault weapons," and a ban on "high-capacity" magazines — to prevent future mass shootings, no doubt hoping that the CDC study would oblige him by providing evidence that additional gun control measures were justified to reduce gun violence.  On the contrary, that study refuted nearly all the standard anti-gun narrative and instead supported many of the positions taken by gun ownership supporters.  For example, the majority of gun-related deaths between 2000 and 2010 were due to suicide and not criminal violence.

Gun Ownership, Concealed-Carry Permits Up Among Women and Minorities.  Antonia Okafor, a Dallas resident, says she believes a gun can be the great equalizer for women to defend themselves — one reason she is now the southwest regional director for a group called Students for Concealed Carry.  State laws allowing residents to carry concealed weapons have been enacted in all 50 states, with varying degrees of regulation — most recently on college campuses.

Nine Myths Of Gun Control.  Compared to about 35,000 gun deaths every year, 2.5 million good Americans use guns to protect themselves, their families, and their livelihoods — there are 65 lives protected by guns for every life lost to a gun — five lives are protected per minute — and, of those 2.5 million protective uses of guns, about 1/2 million are believed to have saved lives.

These Gun Owners Are Least Likely Criminals, Report Finds.  Concealed-carry permit holders are nearly the most law-abiding demographic of Americans, a new report by the Crime Prevention Research Center says — comparing the permit holders foremost with police.  "Indeed, it is impossible to think of any other group in the U.S. that is anywhere near as law-abiding," says the report, titled "Concealed Carry Permit Holders Across the United States 2016."  From 2007 through 2015, permits issued by state and local governments increased by 215 percent, to more than 14 million Americans, according to the data.

The Perversion of Science and Medicine, Part II.  [Scroll down]  In a 1986 NEJM paper, Dr. [Arthur] Kellermann and associates, for example, claimed their "scientific research" proved that defending oneself or one's family with a firearm in the home is dangerous and counter productive, claiming "a gun owner is 43 times more likely to kill a family member than an intruder."  This erroneous assertion is what has been accurately termed Kellermann's "43 times fallacy" for gun ownership by Dr. Edgar Suter, Chairman of DIPR.  In a critical review article published in the March 1994 issue of the Journal of the Medical Association of Georgia (JMAG), Dr. Suter not only found evidence of "methodologic and conceptual errors," such as prejudicially-truncated data and non-sequitor logic used in their pro-gun control arguments, but also "overt mendacity," including the listing of "the correct methodology which was described but never used by the authors."  Moreover, these gun control researchers failed to consider and "deceptively understated" the protective benefits of guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens protecting themselves, their families, and their property.  Dr. Suter writes:  "The true measure of the protective benefits of guns are the lives saved, the injuries prevented, the medical costs saved, and the property protected — not the burglar or rapist body count.  Since only 0.1%-0.2% of defensive gun usage involves the death of the criminal, any study, such as this, that counts criminal deaths as the only measure of the protective benefits of guns will expectedly underestimate the benefits of firearms by a factor of 500 to 1,000." [...] Between 25 [and] 75 lives are saved by a gun for every life lost to a gun.  Medical costs saved by guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens are 15 times greater than costs incurred by criminal uses of firearms.

11 times a good guy with a gun stopped a bad guy, saving lives.  With tragic events such as the shooting of a bible study group at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, the stories of heroic self defense and lives saved by legal gun owners are often overlooked.  Here are just a few stories of law-abiding citizens using guns to defend themselves against criminals.

Survey Of Police Chiefs: '76 Percent' Say Armed Citizens Reduce Violent Crime.  An even higher percentage — nearly 88 — stated their conviction that "any vetted citizen" should be able to purchase a gun "for sport or self-defense."  According to the survey, nearly "87 percent" of police chiefs support national reciprocity of concealed carry permits.  National reciprocity would treat concealed carry permits like a driver's license, making the concealed carry permit of any state valid in every state.  This would do away the headaches law-abiding citizens get by trying to remember which states recognize their permit and which do not.  It would also make life easier for patrol officers during a traffic stop by giving them a more unified set of permit rules to remember.

Americans urged to 'buy a gun, get trained, carry it always'.  Calls for strict gun control following a deadly week in America come despite new statistics that show gun deaths plummeting as sales of firearms soar.  According to the industry's trade group, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, homicides by gun have dropped 43 percent since 1991.  Other crime with a gun such as robberies have decreased even more, by 70 percent since 1993.  In a graphic display of the numbers, NSSF also showed that unintentional deaths with a gun have dropped 82 percent.  Along the way, gun sales have soared to 140 million a year.

The One Chart That Destroys the Democrats' Apoplectic Gun-Grabs.  Gun murder rates in states where people are heavily armed are much lower than the low gun ownership states.  The ten lowest gun ownership states average 3.9 gun murders per 10,000 people.  The ten highest gun ownership states average about half that at 2.0 murders per 10,000 people.  The evidence is unequivocal that criminals are deterred by guns.

A Survey Not Designed to Measure Defensive Gun Use Finds Little of It.  A study in the latest issue of Preventive Medicine estimates that less than 1 percent of crime victims use guns in self-defense.  The authors, Harvard health policy professor David Hemenway and University of Vermont economist Sara Solnick, find that using a gun seems to be effective at reducing property loss but "is not associated with a reduced risk of victim injury."  It will surprise no one familiar with the long-running debate about defensive gun use (DGU) that the source of the data for this study is the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), which consistently generates much lower DGU estimates than other surveys do.  At least some of that gap can be plausibly explained by weaknesses in the NCVS that Hemenway and Solnick do not seriously address or, for the most part, even mention.

Guns and Self Defense.  Gun control proponents want legislation that will restrict access to firearms.  The rationale for such legislation is to reduce accidental shootings and the criminal use of guns against people.  But if harm reduction is the goal, policymakers should pause to consider how many crimes — murders, rapes, assaults, robberies — are thwarted by ordinary persons who were fortunate enough to have access to a gun.  Gun control proponents cannot deny that people use guns successfully against criminals, but they tend to play down how often such events take place.

Defensive Gun Use Is Not a Myth.  [Scroll down]  In order for a survey respondent to report a typical DGU, she or he must be willing to report all three of the following elements of the event:  (1) a crime victimization experience, (2) his or her possession of a gun, and (3) his or her own commission of a crime.  The last element is relevant because most DGUs occur away from the user's home, and only about 1 percent of the population in 1993, when we conducted our survey, had a permit that allowed them to legally carry a gun through public spaces.  Thus, although survey-reported defensive gun uses themselves rarely involve criminal behavior (that is, the defender did not use the gun to commit a criminal assault or other offense), most (at least back in 1993) involved unlawful possession of a gun in a public place by the defender.  So what does research on the flaws in surveys of crime-related behaviors tell us?  It consistently indicates that survey respondents underreport (1) crime victimization experiences, (2) gun ownership and (3) their own illegal behavior.

Gun Rights Advocates Have A Devastating New Argument Against Gun Control.  The fact is that there is no point in arguing with liberal gun-control advocates because their argument is never in good faith.  They slander gun owners as murderers.  They lie about their ultimate aim, which is to ban and confiscate all privately owned weapons.  And they adopt a pose of reasonability, yet their position is not susceptible to change because of evidence, facts or law.  None of those matter — they already have their conclusion.  This has to do with power — their power.  You can't argue with someone who is lying about his position or whose position is not based upon reason.  You can talk all day about how crime has diminished where concealed carry is allowed, while it flourishes in Democrat blue cities where gun control is tightest.  You can point to statistics showing that law-abiding citizens who carry legally are exponentially less likely to commit gun crimes than other people.  You can cite examples of armed citizens protecting themselves and their communities with guns.

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Private Firearms vs. Officers Feloniously Killed in the U.S. 1961 - 2013.  In the 1960's, the United States private firearms stock was increasing.  The number of police officers feloniously killed was also increasing.  At the time, people might be forgiven if they thought there was a causal relationship.  Now we have considerable more data.  While the private firearms stock has continued to increase, the number of police feloniously killed has fallen from the highs in the early to mid 1970s, and has dropped to about the same level as the middle 1960s.  2013 had the lowest number of police feloniously killed since 1887.

Gun Lies.  [Guns are often] used to prevent crime.  The homeowner pulls out the gun and the attacker flees.  No one knows how often this happens because these prevented crimes don't become news and don't get reported to the government, but an estimate from the Violence Policy Center suggests crimes may be prevented by guns tens of thousands of times per year.  Add politics to the mix and the anti-gun statistics get even more misleading.

Private Citizens stop 16% of mass shootings.  [Scroll down]  Let's accept for the moment that the odds of being involved in an active shooter incident are relatively rare; with that being said we don't carry our guns because we're optimists.  But if it happens, citizens, and armed citizens can stop them.  Think about that for a moment.  We're not talking about some rambo'd up fantasy hero, but average citizens who are in the right place with the courage to act.  I want you to do a little exercise.  Set a timer on your watch for 180 seconds.  Start the timer and stare at the blank wall until it stops.  That's how long the average active shooter has to roam free before police even arrive.  180 seconds is a LONG time.

Nothing at all true about gun control.  Back in the day, people were not told they could not own guns.  Local governments tried to stop gun fights by stopping people from carrying guns.  People carried guns in holsters.  Only card sharks carried pistols under their coats and they were not drunken gun fighters.  No carry ordinances were not to take guns away they were to stop roudy cow pokes from shooting up the town.  It was a method to control the peace.  Outside of 'town' a gun was a man's only protection.  Today, no-carry is a method to control the people into no ownership.

The Attack on Self-Defense.  Some years back, a public service TV ad depicted patients being told by a doctor that they had a tobacco-related illness:  lung cancer, heart disease, emphysema, etc.  It asked, "If you're not planning to quit smoking, then what are you planning?"  So let me ask:  If you're not planning to use a firearm to defend your home against invasion, what are you planning to do?

Where's the coverage of heroes who stop mass killings?  Heroic citizens stopping someone from killing a large number of people don't seem to be considered news worthy.  Don't people want to read about a brave soul risking his life by running towards the sound of gunfire while others run away?  Yet, such stories never get national news coverage by the national mainstream media.  While accidental gunshots get national coverage, few people have any idea how often concealed handgun permit holders stopping mass killings.

Ruidoso man shoots would-be burglar.  A Ruidoso homeowner shot one of two alleged would-be burglars Saturday night [2/7/2015], according to the Ruidoso Police Department.  The department reports that Saiben R. Gabaldon, who was born in 1992, and another man kicked in the door to a home in the 100 block of Sunny Slope Drive in Ruidoso while the homeowner was there with his young child.  The homeowner, who had armed himself with a .45 caliber pistol, confronted the two men inside the home.  The homeowner, fearing for the safety of himself and his child, fired one round at Gabaldon, striking Gabaldon in the back of the left leg.  The other unknown male fled the scene and was not located.

Woman fatally shoots robber at Homewood hotel.  The shooting happened about 3:40 a.m. [2/8/2015] at America's Best Inn and Suites on Summit Parkway, confirmed police spokesman Sgt. Andrew Didcoct.  A woman was inside her room, possibly with the door propped open, when a man came in and robbed her at gunpoint.  The woman pulled her own gun and shot the man, police said.  The man was pronounced dead on the scene.  He was not carrying any identification and his identity had not been released this evening.

Man shoots, kills intruder.  Sheriff's deputies arrived at the home in the 46100 block of Adams Street around 3:30 a.m. [2/7/2015] after hearing reports of a "prowler" in the area, according to a Riverside County Sheriff's release.  They also got a call from a woman who told them that her husband had shot an intruder inside their home.  Deputies found the man in the residence suffering from two gunshot wounds.  He was taken to the hospital where he later died.

68-year-old East Lake man shoots 2 burglary suspects, [injuring] one of them critically.  The incident happened this morning [12/11/2014] at a home in the 7800 block of Second Avenue South.  Birmingham police spokesman Lt. Sean Edwards said East Precinct officers were called to the man's home just before 10:30 a.m. on a report of a burglary in progress.  The victim told officers he heard noises in the front of his house and went to investigation.  He encountered two men, and fired his handgun at them.

Super-Amnesty Will Turn Your City into Detroit.  After another bloody weekend in Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel branded the shootings unacceptable and the city's top cop demanded more gun control laws.  Chicago's murder rate has actually dropped since concealed carry became legal.  Emanuel's lawsuits over his illegal gun control laws have left the already struggling city deep in the hole and forced to cover the NRA's million dollars in legal bills.  Concealed carry paid off over that bloody weekend when a vet carrying a gun returned fire stopping a massacre before it happened.  The original shooter ended up in the hospital, but nobody ended up in the morgue, which kept the death toll for the weekend down to fourteen.  Fourteen isn't pretty, but it's better than twenty or thirty.

When can you legally use a gun against an unarmed person?  One of the most common laments to come out of Ferguson these last days has been that surely it was outrageous for Office Darren Wilson to use his service pistol to shoot an "unarmed" Mike Brown.  (Earlier iterations of this narrative went further in their misinformation, describing the 18-year-old 6'4" 292 pound Brown as a "kid" or "child," as well as falsely claiming that Wilson shot Brown in the back, but such misinformation falls outside the scope of this post.)  Similar arguments were made in the context of the shooting by George Zimmerman of the "unarmed" Trayvon Martin.  The notion that a defender may use a firearm in self-defense only if they themselves are faced with a firearm is entertainingly naive, but has no basis in actual law, nor in common sense.

Hard Truth for Gun-Control Advocates: Permit Holders [are] Extremely Law-Abiding.  Individuals employing the "more guns more crime" logic are using shoddy research as the basis for their claim.  "If you look at information from the Justice Department, they have something called the National Crime Victimization survey.  What you find is that guns are used in crime about 250,000 times a year."  John R. Lott Jr., economist, Yale professor, and president of Crime Prevention Research Center, told Townhall.  "If you look at similar surveys of people who use guns defensively, it's about two million times a year.  So basically people are using guns defensively to stop crimes about four to five times more frequently each year than guns are used to commit a crime.  Most people don't realize that."  The truth is that individuals with gun-permits are extremely law-abiding.  Less than one percent of licensed firearm holders have had their permits revoked due to misdemeanors.

Guns empower women more than modern feminism.  The confidence from learning to shoot a pistol is far superior to any gender studies course.  [Video clip]

Detroit police chief gives credit to armed citizens for drop in crime.  Detroit has experienced 37 percent fewer robberies in 2014 than during the same period last year, 22 percent fewer break-ins of businesses and homes, and 30 percent fewer carjackings.  [Police Chief James] Craig attributed the drop to better police work and criminals being reluctant to prey on citizens who may be carrying guns.  "Criminals are getting the message that good Detroiters are armed and will use that weapon," said Craig, who has repeatedly said he believes armed citizens deter crime.

A confrontation in Urbana, IL.  It has been estimated that between 200,000 to 300,000 righteous use of a firearm in the defense or possible defense of innocent life go unreported each year because the firearm is either never discharged or an armed citizen never reported the incident even after discharging their firearm since no deaths were involved.  In each case the armed, law-abiding citizen says he or she believes they may have been killed, kidnapped or severely injured if they hadn't pulled their pistol.  I am now one of those people.

"Castle" Defense: What Can-May-Should-Must You Do.  Home invasion is perhaps the most frightening and dangerous of all violent crimes (it is committed out of public sight usually without fixed time/escape constraints and innocent occupants, often women and children, are rarely able to flee).  It is becoming somewhat commonplace during daylight hours and at night in both urban and rural neighborhoods.

Yes, Guns Kill, But How Often Are They Used in Self-Defense?  Criminologist Gary Kleck estimates that 2.5 million Americans use guns to defend themselves each year.  Out of that number, 400,000 believe that but for their firearms, they would have been dead.  Professor Emeritus James Q. Wilson, the UCLA public policy expert, says:  "We know from Census Bureau surveys that something beyond 100,000 uses of guns for self-defense occur every year.  We know from smaller surveys of a commercial nature that the number may be as high as 2½ or 3 million.  We don't know what the right number is, but whatever the right number is, it's not a trivial number."

Criminals avoid armed citizens.  Kennesaw, Georgia:  In 1982, this suburb of Atlanta passed a law requiring heads of households to keep at least one firearm in the house.  The residential burglary rate subsequently dropped 89% in Kennesaw, compared to the modest 10.4% drop in Georgia as a whole.  Ten years later (1991), the residential burglary rate in Kennesaw was still 72% lower than it had been in 1981, before the law was passed.

Guns and Self-Defense.  Every 13 seconds an American gun owner uses a firearm in defense against a criminal.

CDC Study: Use of Firearms For Self-Defense is 'Important Crime Deterrent'.  "Self-defense can be an important crime deterrent,"says a new report by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  The $10 million study was commissioned by President Barack Obama as part of 23 executive orders he signed in January.

How Often Do We Use Guns in Self-Defense?  The gun owners' lobby opposes restrictions on civilian acquisition and possession of firearms because, it contends, law-abiding people need guns to defend themselves.  Millions of people also use guns for hunting and target-shooting.  But at the core of the NRA's argument is self-defense:  the ultimate right to protect one's ability to remain upright and breathing.

Guns and Self Defense.  Gun control proponents want legislation that will restrict access to firearms.  The rationale for such legislation is to reduce accidental shootings and the criminal use of guns against people.  But if harm reduction is the goal, policymakers should pause to consider how many crimes — murders, rapes, assaults, robberies — are thwarted by ordinary persons who were fortunate enough to have access to a gun.  Gun control proponents cannot deny that people use guns successfully against criminals, but they tend to play down how often such events take place.

Guns Save Lives.  The defensive use of guns is usually either not discussed at all in the media or else is depicted as if it means bullets flying in all directions, like the gunfight at the OK Corral.  But most defensive uses of guns do not involve actually pulling the trigger.  If someone comes at you with a knife and you point a gun at him, he is very unlikely to keep coming, and far more likely to head in the other direction, perhaps in some haste, if he has a brain in his head.  Only if he is an idiot are you likely to have to pull the trigger.  And if he is an idiot with a knife coming after you, you had better have a trigger to pull.

10 Stories That Prove Guns Save Lives.  There are thousands of good and decent Americans who are alive today precisely because they had guns.  Gun control advocates might think the world would be a better place if those people and the ones you're about to read about were dead and the people menacing them had gotten away with their crimes, but those of us who are serious about our Second Amendment rights disagree.

Despite National Tragedy, Truth Is, Guns Save Lives.  Leftist anti-gun zealots in D.C., N.Y. and L.A. should admit, once and for all, what they really want:  the outlawing of privately-owned firearms by American citizens.  Of course they'll never reveal their true motives, so instead tragedies such as the Newtown massacre are exploited to erode our Second Amendment rights.  The unspoken secret harbored among these gun-hating movie stars and politicians is that many of them have concealed carry permits, as do their armed bodyguards.  Plus, they work in buildings protected by metal detectors and security personnel that brandish weapons.  In other words, they'll remain safe, but nobody else will.

"How Many Rapes Are Stopped Each Year By A Gun?"  In the early 1990's a study concluded that 650 rapes a day were stopped because the victim was — or may have been — armed.  But the number of women who carry, and the number of homes with guns, is much higher now.  The latest prisoners surveys estimate that 3,600 rapes a day are never attempted because the victim either showed a gun, said she had a gun, or the rapist though the victim had a gun for some other reason.

When Kids and Guns Mix.  The mainstream media won't report stories of children who have successfully used guns in self-defense to save their lives.

Gun control regulations disarm women.  In reality, guns make women safer.  In a violent confrontation, guns reverse the balance of power.  Armed with a gun, a woman may even have the advantage over a violent attacker.  More than 90 percent of violent crimes occur without a firearm, according to federal statistics.  When a violent criminal threatens or attacks a woman, he rarely uses a gun.  Attackers use their size and physical strength, preying on women who are at a severe disadvantage.

Defensive Gun Use Statistics.  According to the National Self Defense Survey conducted by Florida State University criminologists in 1994, the rate of Defensive Gun Uses can be projected nationwide to approximately 2.5 million per year — one Defensive Gun Use every 13 seconds.  Among 15.7% of gun defenders interviewed nationwide during The National Self Defense Survey, the defender believed that someone "almost certainly" would have died had the gun not been used for protection — a life saved by a privately held gun about once every 1.3 minutes.

Guns save more lives than they take; prevent more injuries than they inflict.  Guns [are] used 2.5 million times a year in self-defense.  Law-abiding citizens use guns to defend themselves against criminals as many as 2.5 million times every year — or about 6,850 times a day.  This means that each year, firearms are used more than 80 times more often to protect the lives of honest citizens than to take lives.  Of the 2.5 million times citizens use their guns to defend themselves every year, the overwhelming majority merely brandish their gun or fire a warning shot to scare off their attackers.  Less than 8% of the time, a citizen will kill or wound his/her attacker.

Guns Used in Self-defense.  According to the authors of Cato's recently released study on how often guns are used by citizens to prevent crime, "tens of thousands of crimes are prevented each year by ordinary citizens with guns."  In a study of more than 5,000 news reports over an eight-year period, Clayton Cramer and David Burnett showed that the mere presence of an armed citizen thwarts many crimes, even beyond those that are reported by the police and subsequently printed in the newspaper.

How often do Americans use guns for defensive purposes?  Criminologist and researcher Gary Kleck, using his own commissioned phone surveys and number extrapolation, estimates that 2.5 million Americans use guns for defensive purposes each year.  He further found that of those who had used guns defensively, one in six believed someone would have been dead if they had not resorted to their defensive use of firearms.

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How Often Are Firearms Used in Self-Defense?  There are approximately two million defensive gun uses per year by law abiding citizens.  That was one of the findings in a national survey conducted by Gary Kleck, a Florida State University criminologist in 1993.

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Simple metal propulsion:  According to a 1993 survey conducted by Florida State University criminologist Gary Kleck, approximately 2 million law-abiding citizens per year use guns to resist crimes.

Be prepared for evil.  Regardless of whether we can fathom the evil and carnage that some rabid monsters do, we must be prepared and ready to respond to evil at a moment's notice. ... [S]adly, another lunatic will commit more mass carnage — maybe not tomorrow, next week or even next year.  But it will happen again, just as it did at Luby's cafeteria in Texas, at Virginia Tech, at a McDonald's in San Diego, at Columbine High School in Colorado and at a shopping mall in Omaha.

Colorado Shooting and Gun Control.  [Scroll down]  As a matter of fact, Gun Owners of America, at, cites statistics indicating guns are used 2.5 million times a year in self-defense, or around 80 times a day (other statistics estimate this number could range as low as 1.5 million, but either number is a lot!).  This includes 200,000 women a year using guns to defend themselves against sexual abuse.  As a matter of fact, as of 2008, armed citizens killed more violent bad guys than the police (1,527 vs. 606).

The Truth About Guns.  [Scroll down]  Are Guns Useful for Self-Defense?  As it turns out, they are. According to research by renowned Florida State University criminologist Gary Kleck, guns are used between 800,000 and 2.5 million times every year in self-defense.  A study by John Lott and David Mustard found that handguns appear to help women more than men.  While murder rates drop when either sex carries more guns, the effect is especially pronounced when women carry.

Black Americans March for MLK and a Shotgun.  For example, consider Charles Hicks.  A black American whose father, Robert Hicks, was "a prominent leader in Deacons for Defense and Justice — an organization of black men in Louisiana who used shotguns and rifles to repel attacks by white vigilantes during the 1960s."  Hicks understands that without access to firearms, the Ku Klux Klan and others would have had their way with black citizens.

Meanwhile in the UK... be sure not to injure your rapist.  It's a well established fact that, despite our special relationship with our friends in Great Britain, the folks across the pond do not enjoy the same fundamental freedoms as their breakaway former subjects in the colonies.  One of the more stark differences is seen is in their lack of a fundamental right to keep and bear arms.  The rules in the UK are restrictive to the point where you're probably more likely to find a unicorn than a shotgun on any given block.  But as the NRA found in a recent article, the Queen's government takes the issue of not being able to defend yourself even more seriously than you might have imagined.

Shotguns have 'virtually sold out' in Austria amid fears of a massive influx of migrants, dealers claim.  Weapon sales are soaring in Austria as citizens of the small Alpine nation become paranoid over the numbers of refugees crowding into their country.  In a country of 8.5 million people, there are now an estimated 900,000 firearms in homes.  And gun dealers report that it is women driving the sales rush.  This year alone, police say 70,000 guns have been sold.

French Ambassador: 'Only in the Movies' Does Someone Use a Gun to Defend Himself.  Wednesday [11/25/2015] on Fox News Channel's "Special Report," French Ambassador to the United States Gerard Araud defend a tweet he had posted in response to Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump immediately following the terror attacks in Paris earlier this month.  Araud described Trump as a "vulture" for a tweet Trump had made earlier in the year following the January attack on Charlie Hebdo.  Araud acknowledged he deleted the tweet, explaining it was immediately as his home country was reeling from the attacks, but doubled down on the sentiment he originally conveyed, which was using a gun to defend themselves in such a situation is something "only in the movies."

Obama Tells a Rape Victim a Gun Won't Protect Her.  Liberals like to talk about women's rights but among those rights is, or should be, the second right enshrined in the Constitution's Bill of Rights — the right to keep and bear arms to protect one's self.  A woman's body is her own, liberals tell us, and she has the right to choose to have an abortion.  But the same liberals would deny women like Kimberly Corban the right to defend her body, and her children, with a firearm against the predators who lurk among us.

12 Times Mass Shootings Were Stopped by Good Guys With Guns.  [Example #3] Appalachian School of Law, Jan. 16, 2002:  A 43-year-old former student armed with a .380 handgun killed Dean Anthony Sutin and Professor Thomas Blackwell with point blank shots and went on to kill fellow student Angela Dales as well as wounding three others before being confronted at gunpoint by law students Tracy Bridges, a county sheriff's deputy, and Mikael Gross, a police officer, after retrieving their personal handguns from their vehicles.  The gunman was then apprehended by other students.  Gross and Bridges lost valuable response time accessing their handguns because of the law school's standing as a gun-free zone.

The case of Mark and Patricia McCloskey:

Cori Bush rips pardon of Missouri couple who brandished guns at BLM protesters.  Progressive Democratic Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri is expressing her outrage after the governor pardoned the couple who brandished firearms at Black Lives Matter protesters marching past their St.  Louis home during last summer's riots — calling the move "absolutely unbelievable."  "It was absolutely unbelievable," Bush, who was among the marchers, told CNN on Wednesday, a day after Republican Gov. Mike Parson announced that he pardoned Mark and Patricia McCloskey.  Mark had pleaded guilty to misdemeanor fourth-degree assault and Patricia pleaded guilty to misdemeanor harassment.  The couple had been initially indicted on felony charges.  "They pointed their guns totally recklessly to a group of non-violent protesters walking down a street that had no clue that they lived there," the 45-year-old member of "The Squad" said.

Missouri Governor Pardons Armed St. Louis Couple Who Confronted BLM Mob.  Missouri governor Mike Parson announced Tuesday that he had pardoned Mark McCloskey and Patricia McCloskey, the armed St. Louis couple who confronted Black Lives Matter protesters outside their mansion last year.  The Republican governor pardoned the pair on Friday [7/30/2021].  Mark McCloskey pleaded guilty in June to misdemeanor fourth-degree assault and was fined $750, while Patricia McCloskey pleaded guilty to misdemeanor harassment and was fined $2,000. [...] As the charges were misdemeanors, the couple did not face the possibility of losing their law licenses or their rights to own firearms.  However, they had previously agreed to forfeit the weapons they brandished as hundreds of protesters, who were trespassing in their gated community, stood outside their home last June yelling threats at them.

McCloskey's Beat Rap, Claim Victory in Plea Deal with Anti-gun Prosecutor.  Almost a year ago, on 28 June, 2020, a mob of loud, screaming BLM protestors in St. Louis, Missouri, followed the agitators/leaders into private property through a locked gate.  Reacting to the threats, Mark and Patricia McCloskey grabbed two firearms, an AR-15 type rifle and an inoperable Bryco semi-automatic pistol.  The McCloskeys seemed fully justified under Missouri law.  The state Attorney General defended them in public.  The Governor said he would pardon them if they were prosecuted.  This did not deter radical St. Louis Circuit Attorney (prosecutor) Kim Gardner.  She insisted on prosecuting the McCloskeys.  Eventually she was removed from the case for conflict of interest.  Gardner appealed the decision, lost the appeal, then appealed the the Missouri Supreme Court, which decided not to hear the case.

After Being Forced To Forfeit Their Guns, The McCloskeys Show Off A New AR-15.  Mark McCloskey posted a picture Sunday [6/20/2021] showing he and his wife Patricia aren't giving up their guns quite easily.  McCloskey debuted the new AR-15 with the caption, "Check out my new AR."  [Tweet]

Mark and Patricia McCloskey Plead Guilty to Charges, Will Surrender Guns.  The St. Louis couple who were seen holding firearms as Black Lives Matter (BLM) activists approached their home pleaded guilty to several misdemeanor charges and surrendered their guns.  Mark McCloskey, a lawyer, pleaded guilty to a Class C misdemeanor of fourth-degree assault, while his wife, Patricia McCloskey, pleaded guilty to a Class A misdemeanor of second-degree harassment.  They will pay the maximum fines of $2,000 and $750, and they won't serve any jail time.  More notably, however, the two will be forced to forfeit the weapons they were holding when they confronted BLM protesters who were marching near their home last summer.  On Thursday evening [6/17/2021], following the guilty pleas, Mark McCloskey told Newsmax why the couple pleaded the way they did. [...]

St. Louis gun-waving couple pleads guilty to misdemeanors.  A St. Louis couple who gained notoriety for pointing guns at social justice demonstrators pleaded guilty Thursday to misdemeanor charges, but the man left the courthouse defiantly pledging to "do it again" if faced with the same circumstances.  Patricia McCloskey pleaded guilty to misdemeanor harassment and was fined $2,000.  Her husband, Mark McCloskey, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor fourth-degree assault and was fined $750.  They also agreed to give up the weapons they used during the confrontation.

CNN Freaks at Gun Rights Defender McCloskey Running for Senate.  On Thursday's [5/20/2021] New Day show, CNN had moderate Republican ex-Congresswoman Barbara Comstock on the show to react to the days news and be critical of her own party.  Co-host Brianna Keilar began by bringing up Missouri resident Mark McCloskey, whom a local Democratic prosecutor charged with a crime after he and his wife brandished guns to defend their property from left-wing protesters who were trespassing.  Noting that he is running for the U.S. Senate as a Republican, Keilar played up the felony charged and portrayed him as unworthy of being elected:  [Video clip]

Investigation finds massive wrongdoing by prosecutor in case against ex-Missouri governor.  Missouri's chief legal disciplinary officer accused St. Louis' top prosecutor of sweeping misconduct in the failed prosecution of former Gov. Eric Greitens, saying she lied to judges in court filings and testimony, withheld exculpatory evidence from the defense, misled her own prosecution team and violated the constitutional right to a fair trial.  St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner, one of the early local prosecutors bankrolled by liberal megadonor George Soros since 2016, engaged in 62 acts of misconduct that resulted in 79 false representations during Greitens' now-dismissed criminal prosecution, according to Chief Disciplinary Counsel Alan Pratzel's memo obtained Wednesday [5/5/2021] by Just the News.

St. Louis lawyer McCloskey who defended home amid BLM demonstration mulls Senate bid.  St. Louis lawyer Mark McCloskey, who last summer armed himself to defend his home amid a social justice protest, is considering running for a Senate seat in Missouri.  McCloskey told Politico on Tuesday that he was considering a run for the being left open next year by retiring GOP Sen. Roy Blunt.  However, he did not elaborate further on his plans.  He and his wife gained national attention in June 2020 after the posting of videos and pictures of him and his wife each armed with a gun outside their home at Black Lives Matter protesters marching into their gated community.

The Left's Campaign Against Self-Defense.  Three cases of self-defense stand out in particular: the Michael Strickland case, the Mark and Patricia McCloskey case, and the Kyle Rittenhouse case. [...] Ironically, circuit attorney Kim Gardner released dozens of rioters held for looting, arson, and destruction in St Louis.  Two trial court judges had disqualified Gardner for prosecuting the McCloskey case because she inappropriately used it in fundraising emails before the Democratic primary.  She recently requested that the Missouri Supreme Court restore her authority to prosecute the case.  The McCloskey's ordeal isn't over.  As Mark McCloskey astutely observed, "The circuit attorney has apparently decided her job as a prosecutor isn't to keep us safe from criminals but to keep the criminals safe from us."

St. Louis prosecutor Gardner loses second appeal to try Missouri couple who defended home with guns.  St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner has lost her second appeal to be reinstated as a prosecutor in a case against couple Mark and Patricia McCloskey, who used firearms to defend their home after Black Lives Matter protesters this summer broke into their gated community.  The Missouri Court of Appeals on Wednesday [1/20/2021] ejected Gardner's appeal, after being disqualified last month from the case by Circuit Judge Michael Stelzer, according to the Washington Examiner.  Gardner was taken off the McCloskey case after she was found to have initiated a "criminal prosecution for political purposes" following reports that she used the charges to send out fundraising emails for her reelection bid, Circuit Judge Thomas Clark said.

Court Keeps St. Louis Prosecutor Off McCloskey Gun Cases.  St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner is still off the McCloskey case after the Missouri Court of Appeals in St. Louis rejected her argument that she shouldn't have been removed as prosecutor by a St. Louis judge late last year.  Because Gardner used the case against Mark and Patricia McCloskey in fundraising appeals during her re-election campaign, Judge Michael Stelzer determined in two separate decisions that Gardner had disqualified herself.

The most honorable people of 2020: The McCloskeys.  Other than getting Joe Biden elected, there's nothing the national media worked harder on this year than finding random white people to call racist.  The most famous example being the St. Louis couple, Mark and Patricia McCloskey.  But if there are any heroes of 2020, it's them.  The McCloskeys are, right now, in a legal battle after they were ridiculously charged this summer with unlawful use of a weapon.  The two had stood on their own property, armed with guns, to ward off a mob of Black Lives Matter protesters who had broken into their gated community.  To understand how frivolous and obviously political the charges against the McCloskeys are, consider that the circuit attorney who brought them, Democrat Kim Gardner, has since been removed from the case by a judge after Gardner was caught using them in fundraising emails for her reelection campaign.  In other words, Gardner was using her coming fight with the McCloskeys — she hadn't even brought the charges yet — to help fund her race.

Judge Tosses Prosecutor From McCloskey Gun Case.  A St. Louis judge has ordered Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner and her entire office off of the prosecution of Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the St. Louis couple charged with unlawful use of a weapon after they displayed a rifle and pistol as hundreds of protesters trespassed through their private neighborhood as they made their way to the home of St. Louis mayor Lyda Krewson for a demonstration.  On Thursday [12/10/2020], Judge Thomas Clark ruled that Gardner's repeated references to the McCloskey case in fundraising emails for her re-election effort "raise the appearance of impropriety and jeopardize the defendant's right to a fair trial."

There's Been a Huge Development in the McCloskey Case.  Mark and Patricia McCloskey, were indicted on one count each of unlawful use of a weapon for pointing guns at protestors on June 28 when a crowd marched down Portland Place, a private street in the Central West End.  They were also charged with tampering with physical evidence, a felony.  We can say with a reasonable degree of certainty that Ms. Gardner is not the brightest bulb in the room.  Gardner sent out two fundraising emails mentioning the criticisms of her office made by President Donald Trump and Governor Mike Parson, saying they were "fighting for the two who pointed guns at citizens during the Black Lives Matter protests."  How dumb was that?  Circuit Judge Thomas Clark II said she "raised the appearance" that she "initiated a criminal prosecution for political purposes" and promptly disqualified her.

Judge disqualifies prosecutor — and her entire office — from one McCloskey case for politicizing it.  Kim Gardner won her election while using Mark McCloskey as a fundraising tool.  She just lost in court for the same reason.  A Missouri judge took the unusual step of disqualifying the prosecutor and her entire office from prosecuting McCloskey, scolding Gardner for politicizing the case.

Virginia resident shoots 2 suspects during alleged home invasion: report.  Two suspects in Virginia suffered non-life-threatening wounds this week after being shot by the resident during the alleged home invasion, according to reports.  The suspects were identified as James Franklin, 27, of Roanoke, and Alan Douglas Mould, 26, of Lynchburg.  Both men were charged with breaking and entering and assault and battery, Roanoke FOX station WFXR-TV reported.

Should the McCloskeys Have Waited for the Police?  On June 28, Mark and Patricia McCloskey, a St. Louis couple, were confronted in the growing dark by hundreds of angry protesters bursting through a gate onto their front yard.  "Private property!" Mark shouted, but as dozens more poured onto their property, he and Patricia got their guns and, standing in front of their house, ordered the mob to leave. [...] Fortunately, no shot was fired, no one was hurt.  After a tense altercation the crowd moved on to their original target, the home of Lyda Krewson, the St. Louis mayor down the road.  Krewson had angered them when, in reading letters calling for defunding the St. Louis Police, she included the names and some addresses of the writers.  She apologized, but the protesters demanded her resignation.  Presumably, they didn't want anyone showing up at their houses.  The McCloskeys own their guns legally and under Missouri's "castle doctrine," they have a specific right to protect themselves and their homes by use of force if necessary.

McCloskeys Indicted By Grand Jury On Felony Weapons, Evidence Tampering Charges.  Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the St. Louis couple that stood in front of their home over the summer holding firearms as a large group of demonstrators marched by, were indicted on Tuesday [10/6/2020] on felony weapons and evidence tampering charges.  "Lawyer Joel Schwartz said he was told a grand jury indicted his clients on felony counts of unlawful use of a weapon and evidence tampering," the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.  "He said he had no details.  A St. Louis court clerk said the indictment was filed Tuesday but that she was not authorized to provide a copy."  Schwartz said, "I am not surprised that the grand jury indicted them but I'll certainly be interested in what was presented to the grand jury."  The couple was each charged by Democrat Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner in July with one felony count of brandishing a firearm.

Prosecutors Drop Trespassing Charges Against BLM Crowd, Indict McCloskeys.  St. Louis lawyer Mark McCloskey decried a grand jury's decision to indict him and his wife after the city declined to prosecute members of a Black Lives Matter crowd accused of trespassing on the couple's property.  On Tuesday [10/6/2020], McCloskey and his wife were indicted on charges of exhibiting guns and tampering with evidence in connection to a June protest in which the couple confronted Black Lives Matter protesters on their property.  "What you're witnessing here, in this case, is just an opportunity for the government — the leftist, Democrat government — of the city of St. Louis to persecute us for doing no more than exercising our Second Amendment rights," McCloskey said in a press conference after the indictment.

Grand jury indicts St. Louis couple who pointed guns at protesters.  A grand jury in St. Louis on Tuesday [10/6/2020] indicted Mark and Patricia McCloskey on counts of exhibiting a weapon and tampering with evidence four months after footage circulated showing the couple pointing guns at Black Lives Matter protesters outside their home.  The couple's attorney, Joel Schwartz, said the grand jury reached the decision after the McCloskeys appeared before a judge earlier in the day, NBC affiliate KSDK reported.  St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner had issued felony charges against the couple in June for unlawful use of a weapon.  The grand jury added the tampering-with-evidence charge on Tuesday.

Kyle Rittenhouse Lawyers Release Statement of Kyle's Actions on 25 August, 2020.  As the news and video of Kyle Rittenhouse defending himself with an Smith and Wesson AR15 style rifle against several attackers circulated on the Internet, numerous attempts were made to start accounts for people to contribute to his legal defense.  Both Gofundme and Fundly accounts and others were started, only to be taken down by corporate owners almost immediately.  Accounts used to fund bailfor Antifa and BLM were left up.  Well known tort lawyer Lin Woods, represented Nicholas Sandman, and prominent criminal attorney Pierce Bainbride stepped up and said thy would aid Kyle and family pro-bono, without charge.  Numerous other lawyers also agreed to help.

St. Louis BLM protesters from McCloskey confrontation cited for trespassing.  Nine Black Lives Matter protesters who were confronted by an armed St. Louis couple on their lawn have been issued citations for trespassing, officials told Fox News.  The June 28 encounter between the demonstrators, and Mark and Patricia McCloskey made headlines as the country was gripped by nationwide protests over police brutality.  The couple — both personal injury lawyers — were seen on video and in photos pointing a handgun and a rifle as demonstrators moved through their neighborhood.

St Louis lawyer couple who aimed guns at BLM protesters appear in court.  A white St Louis couple facing felony charges for waving guns at Black Lives Matter protesters outside their home appeared in court on Monday [8/31/2020], where their attorney said they're anxious to prove 'with absolute certainty' that they did not commit a crime.  One week after Mark and Patricia McCloskey spoke on video to the Republican National Convention, they were in court briefly Monday morning and did not enter a plea.  The judge continued their case until October 6.

CNN reporter tries to debunk black Trump support with wild claim Trump's sending message to 'white America'.  CNN and one of its reporters were slammed for attacking President Trump as a "racial flame-thrower" and analyzing his "appeal to white voters."  During a discussion following Wednesday's [8/26/2020] Republican National Convention, CNN host Anderson Cooper spoke with a panel of guests which included political reporter Nia-Malika Henderson who presented a head-scratching argument about Trump's message to white voters that "you won't have to share that power in his America."  Henderson explained "exactly what happened" when the Missouri couple, Mark and Patricia McCloskey, had defended their St. Louis home from protesters [...] "They drew guns on people who were outside their home on a sidewalk because they were black.  I mean, that's exactly what happened in that instance," Henderson claimed of the McCloskeys.

Gun-Toting St. Louis Couple:  Democrats Want To Spread 'Chaos And Violence Into Our Communities'.  Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the St. Louis couple who defended their home from demonstrators who allegedly threatened them and came onto private property, slammed the Democratic Party during the Republican National Convention's opening night, warning that the Democratic Party presents a threat to everyday Americans because of how extreme it's becoming.  "America is such a great country that you not only have the right to own a gun and use it to defend yourself, but thousands of Americans will offer you free advice on how to use it.  At least that's what we experienced," Patricia McCloskey said.  "But in all seriousness, what you saw happen to us could just as easily happen to any of you who are watching from quiet neighborhoods around our country.  And that's what we want to speak to you about tonight."

You Knew It was Coming:  MSNBC Host Floats Canceling the McCloskeys at GOP Convention.  Guest-hosting MSNB's [sic] AM Joy today [8/22/2020], Jonathan Capehart of the Washington Post and MSNBC suggested that network execs shouldn't show the "felonious couple," i.e. the McCloskeys, when they speak at the RNC convention next week.  And guest on the show claimed that President Trump would use the McCloskeys as an example to promote a "violent mutiny" should he lose the election.  The McCloskeys made national news when they defended their home by displaying weapons when a large BLM group entered their gated community.  The McCloskeys have been convicted of nothing, and the Missouri Attorney General has intervened, calling their indictment by the Democrat St. Louis Circuit Attorney a "politically motivated prosecution."  And the governor of Missouri has stated that he would pardon the couple, if convicted, saying "they're being attacked frankly by a political process that's really unfortunate."

The McCloskeys will appear at next week's Republican National Convention.  The St. Louis couple who threatened Black Lives Matter protesters with firearms will appear at next week's Republican National Convention to show their support for Donald Trump.  A Trump adviser on Monday [8/17/2020] confirmed the participation of Patricia and Mark McCloskey at the week-long virtual event where the president hopes to secure more votes for the White House race.  The McCloskeys face felony charges of unlawful use of a weapon after confronting protesters in their upscale Missouri neighborhood with weapons back on June 28.

Fake news alert:  The McCloskeys aren't "gun-toting" people unless confronted at their house by violent mobs.
Gun-toting St. Louis couple will declare support for Trump at RNC.  The St. Louis couple who wielded firearms while Black Lives Matter protesters gathered outside their mansion will make an appearance at the Republican National Convention next week, a report said Monday [8/17/2020].  Personal injury attorneys Mark and Patricia McCloskey are expected to express their support for President Trump during the virtual weeklong event, party officials told the Washington Post.  A spokesman for the convention declined to comment on the appearance to the Post.

Prosecutor in McCloskey Case Pressured Cop to File a Falsified Probable Cause Warrant.  I wonder why the media hasn't picked upon this story. [...] You've already heard that the prosecutor, Chris Hinckley (one of Kim Gardner's handpicked minions) ordered the lab to dissassemble and then reassemble the non-operative gun into an operative condition, so he could then charge Mrs. McCloskey with brandishing a working gun.  That's falsification of physical evidence right there.  But Hinckney's efforts at falsification went further than that.  Hickney pressured the lead detective to sign a warrant application (which assistant Hinckley had written) that contained a bunch of false claims.  The detective demanded these false claims be removed, but Hinckley fought for them.

Political Pressure to Persecute McCloskys Gun Charges, Details of Gate Entry.  Christine Byers of KSDK in Misouri has uncovered evidence of prosecutorial misconduct by St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner's office.  Kim is one of the radical prosecutors who has been elected with money from George Soros linked radical leftist "Justice & Public Safety" political action committee.  Gardner has drawn national attention with her decision to prosecute a St Louis couple for defending their home against an angry mob of Black Lives Matter agitators.  The document obtained by 5 On Your Side (KDSK) show pressure was applied by Gardner's office to structure the police report, so as to alter the evidence to justify a warrant, and then, criminal charges.  Gardner's Assistant Circuit Attorney, Chis Hinckley, had pushed the lead investigator, Sgt. Curtis Burgdorf, into signing a charging document that Hinckley wrote.  Burgdorf was unwilling to sign onto a document he disagreed with, but finally signed off, after revisions, under the political pressure from Hinckley.

Kim Gardner says the McCloskeys are turning their prosecution into 'political theater'.  Last month the McCloskeys filed twin motions to have St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner disqualified from their case.  Their argument was that Gardner had used their case for political fundraising both before and after charging them.  After referencing the case, the fundraiser concluded, "Kim needs your help to fight back!  Her election is only weeks away."  Last week, Kim Gardner responded to those motions and her response accuses the McCloskeys of turning their prosecution into "political theater" and claims there was nothing wrong with mentioning the case in fundraising appeals.

Buy Guns and Ammo — You can't count on the state for your security.  Recently, in St. Louis, Missouri, a married couple successfully defended their home with a rifle and a pistol against a BLM mob allegedly endangering their lives.  For this, the city's lead prosecutor is attempting to press charges against them.  The whole episode is perfectly symbolic of the chaos in America.

Soros Boosts St. Louis Prosecutor After Indictment of Gun-Toting Couple.  Liberal billionaire George Soros is redoubling his efforts to reelect the St. Louis prosecutor who brought felony charges against a couple for pointing guns at Black Lives Matter protesters after they broke through the couple's front gates.  Soros poured $116,000 into the Missouri Justice & Public Safety PAC, which is working to reelect St. Louis circuit attorney Kim Gardner.  Gardner is facing former homicide prosecutor Mary Pat Carl in Tuesday's Democratic primary.  Gardner has generated controversy during her first four years in office.  She hired a private investigator to look into allegations against former Missouri governor Eric Greitens (R.), who was charged with felony invasion of privacy, instead of working with police.  Gardner's investigator lied under oath and the prosecutor's conduct set off a separate probe into the handling of the case.

McCloskeys Fire Back at Prosecutor Who Charged Them With Brandishing.  When St. Louis Circuit Attorney (chief prosecutor) Kimberly Gardner announced last week that she was bringing charges against the St. Louis couple who made the news defending themselves and their home against rampaging protestors in June, she said:  ["]Today, my office filed charges against Mark and Patricia McCloskey following an incident involving peaceful, unarmed protesters on June 28th.  It is illegal to wave weapons in a threatening manner [i.e., brandishing] at those participating in nonviolent protest, and while we are fortunate this situation did not escalate into deadly force, this type of conduct is unacceptable in St. Louis.["]  This resulted in immediate pushback from the White House to the U.S. Senate to the Missouri governor's mansion to the state's attorney general.  It also resulted in the McCloskeys filing a lawsuit demanding that Gardner be disqualified, along with the St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office (CAO).  According to Missouri Governor Mike Parson, the president is "interested" in being kept informed about the case and has offered any assistance he could as president.  Parson said he would likely pardon the couple if they should be convicted, adding:  "A mob does not have the right to charge your property.  They [the McCloskeys] had every right to defend themselves."

Missouri AG Intervenes to Drop Charges Against St. Louis Couple Who Fended off Mob With AR-15.  The McCloskey response was not illegal.  It was not out of control.  It was right.  And yet, they faced the legal wrath of God from St. Louis Prosecutor Kim Gardner who charged them with brandishing.  Their weapons were seized by police.  Well, now Missouri's Attorney General Eric Schmitt is stepping to stop what pretty much is a politically motivated legal action against the McCloskeys.  [Video clips]

St. Louis Prosecutor's Office Appears to Have Tampered With Evidence in McCloskey Gun Case.  St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner's staff appears to have tampered with evidence in order to press charges against the St. Louis woman who waved a gun at the Black Lives Matter rioters who stormed her neighborhood last month.  Patricia McCloskey's gun was inoperable when she voluntarily surrendered it to the police, but prosecutors reassembled it into working order so they could charge her with a crime.  Gardner announced her intention to prosecute Mark and Patricia McCloskey after images of the gun-toting couple defending their $1.15 million home against the BLM mob went viral.  According to KSDK, a member of Gardner's staff "ordered crime lab experts to disassemble and reassemble" the weapon and after it had been rendered operable, wrote that it was "readily capable of lethal use" in charging documents.

The accelerating collapse of St. Louis, the most violent city in America.  [Scroll down]  Days before the incident at the McCloskey residence, Krewson had publicly revealed the names and addresses of advocates calling for defunding the police department, which provoked city-wide outrage and drew bipartisan calls for the mayor's resignation.  The protesters with whom the McCloskeys clashed in late June were marching to Krewson's house nearby; more recently, a mob returned to tear down the police barricade protecting her residence.  The McCloskeys have now been charged with unlawful use of a weapon, as Gardner remains more focused on headline-grabbing cases than on quelling the city's crime epidemic.  The McCloskeys were trying, they said, to protect their home.  Whatever one thinks of their methods, their home and neighborhood remain relatively safe.  The same cannot be said of St. Louis.

St Louis prosecutor tampered with evidence to charge Mrs. McCloskey.  St. Louis homeowners Mark and Patricia McCloskey were charged with felony misuse of a firearm and a misdemeanor assault charge after waving guns at an unruly mob of 'protesters' who stormed through their private community.  The couple said they were frightened and feared for their safety.  Assistant Circuit Attorney Chris Hinckley stated in charging documents that the gun was "readily capable of lethal use," referencing Mrs. McCloskey's handgun.  However, her handgun was NOT "readily capable of lethal use" at the time she used it to discourage the protesters.  It was disabled by the couple so it could be used as a prop.  The corrupt prosecutor had it fixed so Mrs. McCloskey could be charged.  Seriously, that's what they did.

St. Louis prosecutor Kim Gardner is engaged in a political prosecution.  [Thread reader]  The right to defend one's person, family, home and property has deep roots in Missouri law.  Self-defense is the central component of the right to keep & bear arms, which receives the highest protection from the MO Constitution.  MO statutes specifically authorize citizens to use firearms to deter assailants & protect themselves, their families & homes from threatening or violent intruders.  A highly publicized criminal prosecution of citizens for exercising these fundamental freedoms threatens to intimidate & deter law-abiding citizens from exercising their constitutional right of self defense.  My job as AG is to protect the fundamental rights of all Missourians, including the right to keep & bear arm in self defense of one's person and home.  This case casts an ominous shadow over those fundamental rights.  The prosecution sends a powerful message to all Missourians that they exercise their fundamental right to self defense at their peril.  Missourians should not fear exposure to criminal prosecution, even prison time, when they use firearms to defend themselves and their homes.

Missouri Attorney General Seeks to Dismiss Charges Against Couple Who Brandished Firearms Defending Their Home from the Mob.  Monday [7/20/2020], St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner filed charges against the couple filmed flashing firearms to protect their property from a looting mob.  The McCloskeys were charged with "felony unlawful use of a weapon."  Later Monday, Missouri's AG moved to have the charges dismissed saying, "The right to keep and bear arms is given the highest level of protection in our constitution and our laws, including the Castle Doctrine, which provides broad rights to Missourians who are protecting their property and lives from those who wish to do them harm."

McCloskey Gun Inoperable When Police Seized It, But Prosecution Ordered Crime Lab to Make It Operable and 'Lethal'.  [Scroll down]  The Missouri Attorney General said he would be looking into dismissing the case because in his opinion it had no basis and was political in its filing.  The Missouri governor said if they were convicted he would likely pardon them.  But a story breaking today shows another big problem in the case and it's pretty troubling.  When the gun that Patricia McCloskey had was turned over to the authorities, it was inoperable and inoperable when it arrived at the St. Louis Police crime lab.  According to the McCloskey's attorney, Joel Schwartz, the gun was inoperable during the incident in question with the protesters and couldn't have hurt anyone.  The McCloskeys, who are both attorneys, had used the gun as a prop during a trial.

'Equal Justice': The Politicization of Prosecution.  As she announced felony charges against the McCloskeys, St. Louis prosecutor Kim Gardner noted something that most people missed:  that she was elected to pursue "equal justice."  What exactly is "equal justice," and how is it distinguished from justice?  "Equal justice" is a term used by neoleftist politicians to alert their base of racial disparities in the criminal justice system, with the implication that "racial equity" must be actively pursued.  It is most commonly used by Soros-sponsored wolves in prosecutors' clothing.  It is a political movement to interject a race consideration component into the criminal justice system.  There is even an Equal Justice Initiative organization, a Soros-sponsored group that advertises itself as "committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society."  But what does race and "ending mass incarceration" have to do with charging a White suburban couple, the McCloskeys?  Why was the term "equal justice" relevant in this particular prosecution?

St. Louis couple who brandished weapons at protesters charged.  The St. Louis couple who made national news for brandishing firearms at protesters who were approaching their house have been charged.  St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner filed charges against Mark and Patricia McCloskey on Monday.  They were each charged with one count of unlawful use of a weapon, flourishing, according to KSDK, a local NBC affiliate.  The weapons charge is a class D felony, and they face anywhere from one to four years in prison and fines of up to $5,000 if convicted.

Democrat Prosecutor Charges McCloskeys With Felonies After Using Guns To Defend Private Property.  St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, a Democrat, announced on Monday [7/20/2020] that she is charging the St. Louis couple who defended their private property using firearms last month with felony unlawful use of a weapon.  The couple is also reportedly facing a fourth-degree misdemeanor assault charge.  "Mark and Patricia McCloskey each are facing a single felony count of unlawful use of a weapon — exhibiting," The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.  "Charging documents say he pointed an AR-15 rifle at protesters and she wielded a semiautomatic handgun, placing those protesters in fear of injury."

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Violent protesters and rioters only respond to fear of injury.  That's the language they use, and that's what they understand.  They don't listen.  They don't reason.  They don't have any regard for private property.  But they do recognize firearms.

Missouri AG Files To Dismiss Charges Against McCloskeys: 'I Won't Stand By While Missouri Law Is Being Ignored'.  On Monday, following the news that St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, the city's top prosecutor, announced that Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the couple who pointed guns at a crowd in front of their home, would be charged with felony unlawful use of a weapon, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt filed a brief that would dismiss the charges.  The brief stated that Schmitt "respectfully requests that the Court dismiss this case at the earlier possible opportunity."  "The right to keep and bear arms is given the highest level of protection in our constitution and our laws, including the Castle Doctrine, which provides broad rights to Missourians who are protecting their property and lives from those who wish to do them harm," Schmitt told Fox News, adding, "Despite this, Circuit Attorney Gardner filed suit against the McCloskeys, who, according to published reports, were defending their property and safety.  As Missouri's Chief law enforcement officer, I won't stand by while Missouri law is being ignored."

Governor says Pardon will be likely if St. Louis couple is charged.  Missouri Governor Mike Parson (R) suggested during an interview that a pardon would likely happen if the controversial St. Louis couple was charged with a crime.  The interview took place on the Marc Cox Morning Show, where they asked Gov. Parson if he would even consider issuing a pardon over this incident.  "I think that's exactly what would happen," Parson said.  He later added that based on what he knows about the case, "I don't think they're going to spend any time in jail."

MO Governor to Issue Pardon if Armed St. Louis Couple Charged.  Missouri Governor Mike Parson (R) suggests he will pardon St. Louis couple Mark and Patricia McCloskey if they are charged over brandishing firearms to keep protesters from their home. [...] The New York Post quoted St. Louis Prosecutor Kimberly Gardner saying, "I am alarmed at the events that occurred over the weekend, where peaceful protestors were met by guns."  She added, "We must protect the right to peacefully protest, and any attempt to chill it through intimidation or threat of deadly force will not be tolerated."

Soros comes to the aid of rogue St. Louis prosecutor.  We've been writing about Kim Gardner, the incompetent leftist St. Louis prosecutor, who is persecuting the McCloskeys for defending their home against a mob.  We've also been encouraging readers to contribute here to the campaign of Mary Pat Carl, who is running against Gardner in next month's primary.  The importance of this primary is highlighted by news that a George Soros-linked group has contributed $78,000 to Gardner's campaign.  This is part of Soros' effort to undermine order in the U.S. by electing prosecutors who want to hamstring the police and go easy on criminals.  His organization backed Gardner financially in 2016, and it's doing so again this year.  Gardner's relatively brief tenure as St. Louis prosecutor has been a disaster for law and order.  Prosecutors have left in droves.  Gardner's conviction rate in cases that go trial is abysmal.  And, not surprisingly, the homicide rate is soaring.

Missouri Gov. says Trump will 'get involved' in case of gun-toting St. Louis couple.  The St. Louis couple who pointed guns at Black Lives Matters protesters last month say they believe they acted within their rights to protect their home as Missouri's Governor announces President Donald Trump will get involved in the case.  Mark and Patricia McCloskey are under investigation for brandishing an AR-15 and a handgun at protesters in front of their mansion on June 28, claiming they feared for their lives.  St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, the prosecutor investigating the couple, says Gov. Mike Parson and Trump 'came after her' and are intimidating her for reviewing the case.

Couple Who Defended Home: 'Rumor Is That We Are Going To Be Indicted Shortly'.  Mark McCloskey, the homeowner who defended his St. Louis home recently from a large mob of demonstrators, told Fox News on Monday that he excepts to be "indicted shortly."  The segment came after St. Louis law enforcement officials served a warrant on the McCloskeys late last week and confiscated the rifle that he used to defend his home.  "The police were really very professional and very nice," McCloskey said.  "The cops that came out to issue the search warrant on us, they were almost apologetic.  They didn't want to have to be there.  They were doing their job.  Patty wanted to take a picture to document it, and she asked if they wouldn't mind facing away from the camera so that people wouldn't get mad at them if their faces were shown on TV."

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The cops didn't want to be there.  They didn't want to take the couple's guns.  They were only following orders.  Does that sound familiar?  Adolph Hitler only needed a few cops and bureaucrats like these guys to get where he got.  People who were willing to follow orders, no matter what those orders were.  The same thing is happening now in the U.S.A., not only with gun confiscations, but with the Mask Police making sure we all wear muzzles in public.  The mask mandate will end as soon as you take your mask off!  What are they gonna do about it?

Local St. Charles Gun Store Announces Free AR15 to McCloskeys After Police Confiscate Their Rifle.  On Friday night [7/10/2020] St. Louis Police served homeowners Mark and Patricia McCloskey with a search warrant and confiscated their rifle.  The McCloskeys made national headlines when they defended their home from hundreds of BLM protesters who trespassed into their neighborhood to protest at the home of the St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson.  Following the visit to their home by St. Louis City Police local gun store Alien Armory Tactical announced they will donate a free AR15 to the McCloskeys after Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner sent police to their house to confiscate their rifle.

72-Year-Old Nashville Homeowner Shoots, Kills Intruder.  South Precinct detectives are classifying this morning's fatal shooting of a home burglar on Radnor Street as a case of justifiable homicide.  The investigation shows that Henry Schuster, 72, shot Taylor Lowery, 27, after finding Lowery, a stranger, in his bathroom.  Schuster told detectives that he returned home just before 5:30 a.m. after eating breakfast at a local restaurant and found a kitchen window screen laying on the floor along with several items that had been on the window sill.  Schuster drew a pistol and began checking the rooms of his house.  He said he encountered Lowery in a bathroom and shot him when, he said, Lowery lunged at him grabbing for the gun.  Schuster then ran outside and called 911.

Elderly Homeowner Shoots, Kills Alleged Intruder After Breakfast.  A 72-year-old homeowner shot and killed an alleged intruder he discovered in his Nashville, Tennessee, home Wednesday morning [7/1/2020].  WSMV reports the incident occurred around 5:30 a.m., when the homeowner, Henry Schuster, returned to his house after eating breakfast.  Schuster told police he noticed the screen from his kitchen window had been removed, making him suspect someone had made entry into the home through it.  Schuster then pulled his gun and conducted a room-to-room check through the house.  When he entered the bathroom 27-year-old Taylor Lowery was allegedly there and "lunged at him grabbing for the gun."  Schuster responded by shooting Lowery, fatally wounding him.

Police Seize Gun From St. Louis Couple Threatened By Mob.  Police reportedly executed a search warrant Friday evening, seizing a gun from the St. Louis couple who defended their home against a mob in late June.  Sources told 5 on Your Side, an NBC News affiliate, that police seized the rifle seen in footage of the central west end duo, Mark and Patricia McCloskey, both personal injury attorneys.  The couple told police that the pistol brandished by Mrs. McCloskey was in their lawyer's possession.  When a mob of people stormed through the McCloskey's neighborhood early last week, in what the media described as a protest en route to the home of St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson, the pair wielded firearms in front of their private residence to defend themselves and deter rioters.

Missouri couple's gun rights defended in letter to AG Barr from 12 GOP lawmakers.  Twelve Republican members of Congress have written to U.S. Attorney General William Barr, arguing in defense of the Second Amendment rights of a Missouri couple whose rifle and handgun are now in the possession of local authorities.  Mark and Patricia McCloskey, who made national headlines in late June when they took up arms to defend their home from protesters who entered their St. Louis neighborhood, had their rifle seized Friday when local police executed a search warrant.  Then on Saturday, a lawyer — who represented the couple until recently — surrendered to police a handgun that Patricia McCloskey held during the June incident, FOX 2 of St. Louis reported.

Cops Raid Mansion Of St. Louis Couple Who Defended Home From Protesters, Confiscate AR-15.  St. Louis authorities confiscated an AR-15 used by Mark McCloskey, who made headlines with his wife Patricia last month when they defended their historic mansion from protesters who had broken down a gate to trespass on their private road.  Police executed a search warrant Friday evening at the McCloskey's home, seizing the rifle used in the June 28 incident, according to KSDK.  The couple said their attorney was in possession of the pistol Patricia McCloskey brandished during the confrontation.  The raid comes two weeks after St. Louis circuit attorney Kimberly Gardner vowed to work with the St. Louis Police Department to conduct an investigation into the incident.  According to the report, there are no charges against the McCloskeys at this time, as the warrant was just for the guns.

Missouri couple who defended home have rifle seized during police search: report.  Authorities in St. Louis executed a search warrant Friday evening [7/10/2020] at the home of Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the couple who made headlines last month when they took up arms to defend their home from protesters.  During the search, police seized the rifle that Mark McCloskey was shown holding during the June 28 incident, KSDK-TV of St. Louis reported, citing information from a source.  The couple claimed the pistol that Patricia McCloskey held during the June confrontation was already in the possession of their attorney, the station reported.

Protesters return to home of St. Louis couple who drew guns.  Several hundred protesters made a peaceful return trip to the St. Louis mansion owned by a white couple whose armed defense of their home during an earlier demonstration earned them both scorn and support.

Have we reached the point at which self-defense is a crime?  Thirty-five American states have stand-your-ground laws, while the remaining fifteen require retreat only when it can be done with absolute safety (although none require retreat when the attack takes place in a person's own home or "castle").  America strongly supports self-defense.  Or does it?  Recently, activist prosecutors seem to be criminalizing self-defense when whites use it against blacks. [...] Mark and Patricia McCloskey, of St. Louis, Missouri, protected themselves with guns after Black Lives Matters protesters, some of whom were wielding guns, broke down their gate and verbally threatened them.  The McCloskeys, who are Democrats and earlier supported BLM, did not fire their guns but made clear that they intended to defend themselves:  [Video clip]  [...] To recap:  A mob, some members of which appeared to be armed and dangerous, trespassed on the McCloskeys' property.  The McCloskeys used guns to warn the mob off their property but did not fire the guns.  Now a prosecutor who won her election with help from George Soros says the McCloskeys' conduct constituted a "violent assault" that may justify a criminal charge.  Missouri is a "stand your ground" state.

The Time Has Come to ARM.  Last week in St. Louis, an angry mob trespassed on the property of Mark and Patricia McCloskey and threatened harm to the couple.  "I was a person scared for my life who was protecting my wife, my home, my hearth, my livelihood," McCloskey told reporters, describing his state of mind as he brandished an AR-15 and Patricia brandished a handgun.  Their actions kept the mob at bay and brought to light another chilling reality.  Local prosecutor Kimberly Gardner faulted the McCloskeys for protecting their lives and property.  Missouri State Representative Rasheen Aldridge, who organized the protest, claimed "We're not doing anything where we're hurting anyone or putting anyone in danger."  The McCloskeys, both attorneys, recognized the danger but no local, state, or national organization came to their aid.

Dana Loesch defends armed couple smeared as racists: 'This is what defunding the police looks like'.  The St. Louis couple forced to defend their upscale home in a private neighborhood from a Black Lives Matter mob was all the rage on the internet Monday [6/29/2020].  Mark and Patricia McCloskey, a husband and wife personal injury lawyer team, held the mob at bay with guns after hundreds broke through a metal gate and marched onto their property, and the couple was eviscerated online for their actions.  Dana Loesch, the former spokesperson for the National Rifle Association, appeared on Fox News' "Tucker Carlson Tonight" to stress that the McCloskeys — who've said that they were terrified — did not commit any crimes in trying to defend themselves.

Mississippi Gov. Defends Armed Couple: 'Totally Within Their Rights'.  Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves (R) spoke up for the armed couple who stood outside their home to keep protesters away by saying they were "totally within their rights."

'I'm Glad You're A Mind Reader': St. Louis Homeowner Snaps At Chris Cuomo In Heated Exchange.  St. Louis attorney Mark McCloskey snapped at CNN anchor Chris Cuomo during a heated exchange Wednesday [7/1/2020] on CNN.  McCloskey, whose image went viral when he and his wife Patricia armed themselves to confront protesters marching through their gated community, appeared on "Cuomo Prime Time" alongside his attorney.  The St. Louis-based attorney, who said that he had initially been reluctant to appear on Cuomo's show, appeared to be frustrated when Cuomo pressed him to explain why President Donald Trump had retweeted video of the confrontation.

'Different Angles Show Different Things': Missouri Sheriff Reacts To St. Louis Gun-Wielding Couple.  Jackson County Sheriff Darryl Forte joined the Daily Caller's Stephanie Hamill for a wide-ranging interview on the effort to defund police, the Black Lives Matter protests and the St. Louis couple who are under fire for pointing their firearms at protesters.  As for the gun wielding couple, Forte says the way they handled the situation could be an issue for them.  "Yes, there's open carry, but anytime you have someone pointing a gun at someone and we don't have all the details, we don't know what they're going through, we don't know if they've been threatened before, but from what I've seen and again you gotta be real careful with this, from what I've seen in the media, different angles show different things, but they were pointing at the protesters and that might cause them a problem."

CNN's Cuomo Accuses Mark McCloskey of Being the 'Face of White Resistance' to Black Lives Matter.  Tuesday [6/30/2020], on his CNN program, host Chris Cuomo challenged St. Louis homeowner Mark McCloskey on the merits of his use of self-defense of life and property by brandishing a firearm in front of his home as a mob of protesters threatened him and his wife.  According to Cuomo, by doing so, McCloskey and his wife had become the "face of white resistance" to the Black Lives Matter protest movement.

Armed St. Louis couple speaks out about what really happened and it doesn't fit left's narrative one bit.  The armed St. Louis couple who protected their home from a Black Lives Matter invasion said the thugs threatened to kill them and their dog after trespassing on their private property by cutting through an iron gate.  Mark McCloskey, 63, and his wife Patricia, 61, said they had no choice but to resort to their Second-Amendment right to self-defense because the police didn't show up after they frantically called 911 begging for help.  The McCloskeys said they only retrieved their guns when they saw that the mob who had trespassed on their property were themselves armed and began threatening to hurt them.

St. Louis Man Who Pulled A Gun On BLM Speaks Out: 'The Only Thing That Stopped the Mob Was my Rifle'.  The mainstream media was quick to attack the Saint Louis couple that drew guns on the BLM mob today [6/29/2020].  This is what CNN reported today:  They say the man and the woman — now identified as Mark and Patricia McCloskey — came out of the house with the firearms.  At one point in his 31-second video, the woman points the handgun in the direction of protesters.  They accused the homeowners of pulling out guns on peaceful protesters.

The Revolution Comes to Portland Place.  Mark McCloskey of St. Louis, Missouri is the kind of guy for whom many of our readers would harbor a deep-seated animus, though he has now achieved a moment of infamy for something he and his wife were 100 percent correct in doing.  It was McCloskey who alighted from the side porch of his palatial $1.15 million manse in the exclusive gated Portland Place neighborhood, rifle in hand, to challenge a mob of "mostly peaceful" protesters who had broken down the gate and were charging up his street to "demonstrate" at the home of that city's mayor, you see.  Upon that action McCloskey and his wife Patty instantly became the face of the terrified White People Of Privilege, the panicked homeowners making a show of deadly force to protect their unfairly-won filthy lucre from the Black Lives Matter movement intent on redistributive justice by any means necessary.

Police Consider Charging Crowd Confronted By Armed St. Louis Couple With Trespassing, Intimidation.  A group of protesters in Missouri who famously found themselves facing an armed husband and wife may soon be facing multiple charges.  As a group of demonstrators marched toward the home of St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson's home on Sunday night to demand that she resign, they marched through an area that was closed off to the public, where a husband-wife team stood outside with a rifle and a gun to protect their property.

Soros Funded St. Louis Circuit Attorney Threatens Legal Action Against Property Owners Who Defended Themselves Against Rampaging Mob.  This is a great example why law-abiding citizens need to be very involved in local elections.  The husband and wife who defended themselves and protected their property from looters/protestors are now being threatened by a Soros funded STL Circuit Attorney.  Ms. Kimberly M Gardner is an activist within the legal profession who has an expressed purpose to destroy property rights, advance the cause of a socialist society, and collapse the legal system that allows citizens to protect themselves from the rampaging mob.

Armed Homeowners Confront Protesters.  Armed homeowners greeted protesters marching through private property in their upscale neighborhood in St. Louis.  The couple, Patty and Mark McCloskey who are both personal injury lawyers, shouted at the protesters to keep moving while brandishing a handgun and an AR-15.  The protesters, which numbered about 300, had broken through the gate of the community and were on their way to Mayor Lyda Krewson's house to demand the mayor's resignation after she read the names and addresses on a Facebook live broadcast of a number of residents who had written her letters telling her to defund the police department.  Ironically, revealing the names and addresses of political opponents — a tactic called doxing — has been a standard weapon used by Antifa, ISIS and other extremist groups over the years.  This time the tables were turned and the protesters were having none of it.

St. Louis Authorities Will Investigate Homeowners Who Met Trespassing Protesters With Guns.  St. Louis attorneys Mark and Patricia McCloskey went viral when they stood in front of their million-dollar home with firearms and confronted protesters — but now Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner has vowed to have them investigated.  The McCloskeys, Mark armed with a rifle and Patricia with a handgun, stood outside as protesters marched by on the way to Democratic St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson's home.  The protesters had broken down a gate to march onto the private drive — and McCloskey repeatedly yelled at them that it was private property.

The case of Kyle Rittenhouse:

This event (or one like it) was inevitable, in the face of violent and destructive rioters acting without regard for other people's injuries or loss.  It happened that the first person backed into a position to use deadly force to defend himself is only 17 years old, and probably shouldn't have been on the scene.  But now this young man is the object of news media derision (much like Nick Sandmann) and is at the center of an important test case about self-defense.

Kyle Rittenhouse decisions to shoot were reasonable, use-of-force expert testifies.  An Illinois man who shot three people during a protest over police brutality in Wisconsin last year was justified because the men confronted him and two of them tried to wrestle his gun away, a use-of-force expert called by the defense testified at a pretrial hearing Tuesday [10/5/2021].  The expert, John Black, spent hours outlining the moments that led to Kyle Rittenhouse's decisions to shoot Joseph Rosenbaum, Anthony Huber and Gaige Grosskreutz, offering a preview of the defense team's strategy when Rittenhouse's trial begins next month.  Black testified that video shows Rosenbaum chasing Rittenhouse and reaching for the teenager's gun, Huber attacking Rittenhouse with a skateboard and trying to wrestle away his gun, and Grosskreutz running at him with a pistol in his hand.

Kyle Rittenhouse Makes First In-Person Court Appearance In Wisconsin Ahead Of November Trial.  Kyle Rittenhouse, the 18-year-old accused of shooting and killing two people and wounding another during protests last year, made his first in-person court appearance Friday morning [5/21/2021] in Kenosha, Wis.  The defense and prosecution said the November trial could take up to two weeks.  Friday was Rittenhouse's first in-person appearance as previous legal proceedings were held virtually due to the pandemic.  Rittenhouse faces multiple felony counts of reckless homicide and reckless endangerment, as well as a misdemeanor count of being a minor in possession of a firearm.

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Va. Cop Fired Over Kyle Rittenhouse Donation Fights to Get His Job Back.  Norfolk, Va., police Lieutenant William Kelly lost his job last month after a data breach at the crowdfunding site GiveSendGo revealed that Kelly had contributed to help the legal defense of Kyle Rittenhouse, the then-17-year-old boy who opened fire amid riots in Kenosha, Wisc., seemingly in self-defense.  Rittenhouse faces murder charges in the deaths of two men.  On May 7, Kelly's lawyers filed a due process grievance against the decision to fire him, demanding a full reinstatement, restoration of benefits and seniority, and more.  Kelly had been 10 months shy of 20 years with the department.  At that point, he could have received retirement savings without a penalty.  When he got fired, he also lost health insurance for himself, his wife — who is sick with cancer — and their three kids.

Crowdfunding Data Breach Triggers Witch Hunt Against Cops Who Support Kyle Rittenhouse.  A data breach at the Christian crowdfunding site GiveSendGo has revealed the identities of law enforcement personnel who contributed to the legal defense fund for Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old boy who opened fire amid the chaos of riots in Kenosha, Wisc., seemingly in self-defense.  The Guardian contacted the employers of cops who dared to contribute to Rittenhouse, in what the founders of GiveSendGo suggested was an attempt to get the cops fired.

Murder trial of Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse pushed to November.  A Wisconsin judge on Wednesday pushed back the murder trial of Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse to November.  The ruling came after prosecutors and defense lawyers asked Kenosha County Circuit Judge Bruce Schroeder for more time to prepare their cases — which includes a public opinion poll being conducted by Rittenhouse's attorneys, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported.  Rittenhouse, 18, faces murder and attempted murder charges for shooting three protesters in the Wisconsin city on Aug. 25.  The teen was with armed militia members who were guarding local businesses amid unrest over the police shooting of Jacob Blake.

Militant Leftists Attempt to Intimidate Judge in Rittenhouse Self Defense Case.  On Friday evening, 12 February, a group of about a dozen far-left protestors, allied with the DA's office in Kenosha, called for the removal of Judge Bruce Schroeder, because the Judge followed the rule of law and refused to facilitate the political persecution of Kyle Rittenhouse.  Rittenhouse is being tried for the self-defense shooting of three men who attacked him as he fled from mobs during the Kenosha riots.  Judge Schroeder required the DA to follow the rule of law.

Prosecutor in Rittenhouse Case Floored After Judge Releases Decision and Shuts Down Any Attempt to Argue It.  Contrary to the claims from the left, America is still a place where the justice system ignores public opinion and treats everyone equally under the law — at least for now.  Kyle Rittenhouse, the teen at the center of a national controversy after he shot three people during the Kenosha, Wisconsin, riots on Aug. 25, will not be rearrested on charges that he violated his parole after he failed to notify authorities that he'd moved from his Antioch, Illinois, apartment, The Associated Press reported.  Kenosha County Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger petitioned Judge Bruce Schroeder for another arrest warrant and argued for a $200,000 increase of Rittenhouse's bail, which he posted in November.

Kyle Rittenhouse Abruptly Extradited to Kenosha Wisconsin.  On 31 October, 2020, there was an extradition hearing for Kyle Rittenhouse in the Lake County courthouse in Waukegan, Illinois.  The Judge ruled that Kyle should be extradited to Wisconsin, for the self defense shootings of people who followed and attacked him in Kenosha, during the riots in that city.  Kyle worked as a lifeguard in Kenosha.  His home in Illinois is about 15 miles from Kenosha.  The hearing was held on Friday morning.  The judge issued his ruling Friday afternoon.  John Pierce, Kyle's attorney, had said he would appeal the extradition.  It was implied that Kyle would stay in custody in Illinois until the appeal was processed.  That did not happen.  Kyle was handed over to Kenosha sheriff deputies at the state line on the afternoon of Friday, 31 October.

Bail set at $2 million for Kyle Rittenhouse, the teen accused in fatal Kenosha shootings.  A Kenosha County court commissioner set bail at $2 million for Kyle Rittenhouse at his first Wisconsin court appearance Monday, after being extradited from Lake County, Illinois, on Friday afternoon [10/30/2020].  Rittenhouse, 17, faces homicide charges from the Aug. 25 shootings during the civil unrest that followed the police shooting of Jacob Blake, who was left paralyzed, two days earlier.  Rittenhouse is charged with killing Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26, and wounding Gaige Grosskreutz, 22.  His attorneys say he acted in self-defense.  During a Zoom hearing, Court Commissioner Loren Keating said he considered Rittenhouse a flight risk, given the fact he faces decades or life in prison if convicted, and might have the help of thousands of supporters nationwide if he decide not to return to court.

Lake County prosecutors announce they will not file charges against Kyle Rittenhouse.  Lake County prosecutors said that the gun Kyle Rittenhouse used in the Kenosha shooting was bought, stored and used in Wisconsin.  No charges will be filed against him in Lake County.  Rittenhouse, 17, of Antioch, is facing charges in Wisconsin of first-degree intentional homicide, two counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety, first-degree reckless homicide, attempted first-degree intentional homicide and possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under 18.  The Lake County State's Attorney's Office announced Tuesday [10/13/2020] that an extensive investigation was conducted by the Antioch Police Department.  The investigation revealed the gun used in the Kenosha shooting was purchased, stored and used in Wisconsin.

Man Who Fired First Shots Behind Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha Has Been Charged.  The man who fired the first shots from behind Kyle Rittenhouse during the fatal incident in Kenosha has been charged.  Joshua Ziminski, 35, has been charged with disorderly conduct and use of a dangerous weapon for firing his weapon during the incident on August 25. According to the charging document, obtained by The Gateway Pundit, while investigating the shooting by Rittenhouse, Kenosha detectives obtained videos in which Ziminski "was holding a black handgun, which he was holding in his left hand, pointing downward. [...]"

Kyle Rittenhouse extradition 'dangerous' due to political climate:  Lawyers.  Defense attorneys for alleged killer Kyle Rittenhouse argued on Friday that it would be dangerous to extradite the 17-year-old teenager, citing fears of retaliation and a divided political climate.  Rittenhouse [...] appeared via Zoom for an Illinois hearing where his attorney contested the teen's extradition to Wisconsin to face homicide and other charges in connection with the August shootings.  The hearing, which lasted about five minutes, ended Friday morning [10/9/2020] without a decision and it's unclear when the judge will issue a ruling.  The judge gave state prosecutors seven days to respond to the motion and scheduled an in-person hearing for Oct. 30.

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The article above is from ABC News, and it reeks with left-wing bias.  The writer calls Mr. Rittenhouse "an alleged white supremacist," and goes on to say, "Joe Biden's campaign has criticized President Donald Trump's failure to condemn white supremacists," which is misleading, irrelevant and immaterial in an article about the Rittenhouse extradition.

Sandmann's Lawyer to Sue Joe Biden for Calling Kyle Rittenhouse a White Supremacist.  On Wednesday [9/30/2020], Lin Wood announced he would sue Democratic nominee Joe Biden for libel after the candidate released an ad suggesting that his client, 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse, is a "white supremacist" responsible for violence in Kenosha, Wisc.  Wood has represented Nick Sandmann, the Covington Catholic High School graduate repeatedly defamed by the legacy media after the March for Life last year.  Wood has represented Sandmann in wresting money from CNN and The Washington Post in defamation lawsuits.

Rittenhouse Lawyer L. Lin Wood to Sue Joe Biden for Smearing His Client in Anti-Trump Video.  An attorney representing Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenager who fatally shot two agitators, and wounded another during a violent riot in Kenosha, Wisconsin, has vowed to sue Joe Biden and the Biden/Harris Campaign for libel.  President Trump "is not Biden's biggest problem," attorney L. Lin Wood declared on Wednesday [9/30/2020].  Biden, in an effort to paint President Trump as a racist supporter of white supremacism, tweeted out a video montage of alleged white supremacists that included an image of the 17-year-old Rittenhouse carrying an AR-15 rifle in Kenosha during the August 25 riot.

Kyle Rittenhouse to sue Biden, campaign for libel, attorney says.  An attorney representing alleged Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse has announced plans to sue Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his campaign for libel on his client's behalf after Biden shared a video that appears to suggest the teenager is a White supremacist.  Lin Wood, Rittenhouse's civil attorney, confirmed to Fox News on Wednesday his intention to sue the former vice president and his campaign on his client's behalf, just hours after Biden posted the 50-second clip to Twitter.

Christian group raises over $500K for Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse.  A Christian crowdfunding site has raised more than $520,000 to help cover legal fees for Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse.  The GiveSendGo site, created shortly after Rittenhouse shot three Black Lives Matter protesters in the Wisconsin city on Aug. 25, killing two, is sponsored by a group called "Friends of the Rittenhouse family," which is based in Atlanta, Georgia.  The group set an initial goal of $500,00 [sic] but had surpassed that by Monday [9/28/2020], with nearly $523,000 in contributions.

New 11-min Kyle Rittenhouse video reveals powerful evidence refuting murder charge.  New video footage from the Kenosha riots last month unveiled this Tuesday evening on Fox News' "Tucker Carlson Tonight" offers additional evidence that shooter Kyle Rittenhouse had acted in self-defense when he'd opened fire and allegedly killed two left-wing extremists and injured a third.  The footage also seems to demonstrate that Rittenhouse's intentions had been noble and that the Illinois teen had purposefully crossed state lines to protect Kenosha business owners, not stir up trouble.  [Video clip]

Kyle Rittenhouse: Political Prisoner.  Kyle Rittenhouse is a political prisoner.  Just before midnight on 25 August, 2020, Kyle Rittenhouse shot three people who attacked him in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in self defense.  Rittenhouse was legally there performing voluntary actions to minimize damage done by rioters.  He was fleeing a mob pursuing him when he was forced to defend himself, shooting three of numerous pursuers at two separate locations.  All three of the people shot got within contact range of Rittenhouse.  Two were attempting to disarm him, the third had a semi-automatic pistol in his hand.  The first attacker had been aggressive earlier and had challenged a black man to shoot him, saying shoot me n*gga!" more than once.  The first attacker was a felon and sex offender who chased Rittenhouse and tried to take his rifle.  After that defensive shooting, Kyle Rittenhouse fled the mob and attempted to turn himself in to police custody.  There is audio of his intent to do so as he ran from the mob.  One of his attackers asked him what he was doing while the attacker was live streaming and running close to Rittenhouse.  Kyle Rittenhouse said "I am going to the police".  Rittenhouse was repeatedly attacked as he ran in an attempt to reach the police.  Rittenouse tripped and went down on the street, and was attacked in a coordinated manner by multiple assailants.

Dallas high school sparks outrage after Kenosha gunman Kyle Rittenhouse is named in 'Hero for the Modern Age' assignment alongside Gandhi, Malcolm X.  Parents and students at a high school in Dallas are outraged after a school assignment called 'Hero for the Modern Age' named Kenosha gunman Kyle Rittenhouse.  The assignment was given to seniors in an English class at W.T. White High School in Dallas, Texas, and had two parts; first asking students to write a biography for the six people listed and then asking them to write a one-page essay on which of those six people they believed best demonstrated the concept of a hero.  Activist Malcolm X and Mahatma Gandhi were among those listed as people to chose from, alongside Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old who shot and killed two Black Lives Matters protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last month.

Gun Rights Group Details Why They Think The Rittenhouse Shooting Was 'Self Defense'.  A spokesperson for the Gun Owners of America, a prominent Second Amendment group, told the Daily Caller News Foundation that Kyle Rittenhouse's actions in Kenosha, Wisconsin last week were justified in the context of self defense.  Firearms instructor and GOA spokesman Alan Rice, who spoke on behalf of the organization's lawyers, insisted 17-year-old Rittenhouse was within his legal right to self preservation when he allegedly shot three people, killing two of them, in the riots that followed the police shooting of Jacob Blake.  "We don't think he did anything wrong as far as defending himself and using a firearm," Rice told the DCNF in a phone interview.  "They chased him, they followed him and he was forced to fire in self defense."

Rep. Massie:  Kyle Rittenhouse 'exhibited incredible restraint'.  Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) has said he would not vote to convict Kyle Rittenhouse, who has been accused of killing two people in Kenosha.  On Friday, he defended the 17-year-old's actions.  Based on the footage, Massie claimed it was clearly self-defense.  After seeing the evidence and social media footage, the lawmaker believes Rittenhouse was not acting out of malicious intent, but was fearful of his safety.  He added the young man was a lot more merciful than he could have been.

Kenosha Prosecutor Proves Kyle Rittenhouse's Case.  I downloaded and read the charges filed against Kyle Rittenhouse by Kenosha assistant district attorney Angelina Gabriele.  If I were on the jury and read only the D.A.'s side of the story, I would acquit Rittenhouse for the most serious charges without even listening to his side.  The only one that looks to me as if it could have merit is "possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under 18," which is a misdemeanor.  Let's start with Rittenhouse's first assailant, Joseph D. Rosenbaum.  If this is Joseph Don Rosenbaum from Arizona, he served prison time, which is usually consistent with a felony conviction.  I was unable to confirm from AZ or WI records that he was a sexual offender, as some have claimed.  The following is not Rittenhouse's side of the story as told by himself or his attorney; it is the prosecutor's side of the story. [...]

Where's "The Talk" When We Need It?  [Scroll down]  With the verdict in, liberals have lost their minds about Rittenhouse.  They tell outrageous lies about him, lionize the ex-cons he shot and aggressively censor anyone who takes his side.  Rep. Ayanna Pressley and Sen. Chris Murphy called Rittenhouse a "white supremacist" and "white nationalist," respectively (in non-congressionally immunized tweets, for any lawyers who might be interested).  Meanwhile, for suggesting that Rittenhouse may be innocent, both Rittenhouse's attorney and I have been suspended from Twitter.  Oh by the way, over the weekend, an hour away in Chicago, 54 people were shot; 10 are dead.  Woke media:  Everyone involved was black, right?  No big deal.

Discover blocks donations to site raising money for Kyle Rittenhouse defense.  Discover Financial Services has blocked customers from making donations on a Christian crowdfunding site that was raising money for accused Kenosha gunman Kyle Rittenhouse, a report said.  GiveSendGo has raised more than $380,000 for the 17-year-old, who has been receiving support in some conservative circles who claim he acted in self-defense when he fatally shot two protesters with an AR-15 style rifle during a chaotic night following the shooting of Jacob Blake.  The credit card company, in emails to Forbes, said the action was taken for operating regulation violations.  The violation wasn't explained.

Kyle Rittenhouse's Attorney:  This Was 100% Self Defense, "Kyle Is A Good Kid".  "Kenosha Kid" Kyle Rittenhouse's lawyer joined Tucker Carlson on Fox News this week to explain his self-defense argument in the deadly protest shooting last week.  Rittenhouse is charged as an adult with two counts of first-degree homicide, said his attorney John Pierce.  He also shot a third person who was assaulting him with a handgun.  "The firearm never crossed state lines," Pierce said, in reference to one of the main issues in the case.  "That is a legal firearm in the state of Wisconsin.  Wisconsin is an open carry state.  That charge is incorrect as a matter of state law."  "He was in imminent danger of serious bodily harm or death.  This is 100% self-defense, Tucker — Kyle is a good kid."

What does 'without evidence' mean?  President Trump spoke mildly in defense of Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse on Tuesday, saying that the 17-year-old seemed to be defending himself when he shot three people, killing two of them.  NPR, fresh off of interviewing In Defense of Looting author Vicky Osterweil, had something stern to say about that, tweeting 'President Trump declined to condemn the actions of the suspected 17-year-old shooter of three protesters against police brutality in Kenosha — claiming, without evidence, that it appeared the gunman was acting in self-defense.'  Without evidence!  Cockburn tries to live an upright life these days, but he had to pause for a moment to be sure he had not mistakenly consumed peyote or some other mind-altering substance.  Without evidence?  The entire Rittenhouse episode was caught on tape.  You can watch both shootings on YouTube, along with lengthy dissections of what they show.  You can watch him get interviewed immediately before the shooting.  Without evidence?  Kyle Rittenhouse's night in Kenosha is one of the single best-documented shootings of all time.

17-Yr-Old Kenosha Shooter's Legal Team Makes Amazing Statement Clearing His Name.  The media has lied [a lot] about Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old who shot three in Kenosha last week, but now his legal team is correcting the record.  There has been one lie after another perpetrated by the left-wing, anti-American media about Rittenhouse.  We have been told he is a "white supremacist," but no evidence was ever supplied.  He was called a "militia member."  Again, no evidence.  Then they said he was "coordinating with the police."  Another false statement.  The media next said he transported a "machine gun" across state lines.  Nada on the proof.  It was said he was "looking for someone to kill."  Yep, no evidence cited.  These are just a few of the lies the leftist media told you about this young man.

Trump appears to back claim suspected teen gunman acted in self-defense, rips 'left-wing political violence'.  Ahead of his trip to Wisconsin, President Trump embraced the claim that the teenager accused of fatally shooting two protesters and injuring another in Kenosha last week was acting in self-defense — as he tore into Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and other Democrats and accused them of stoking "left-wing political violence."  During a White House press briefing, Trump appeared to support the claim that 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse was acting in self-defense.  He said the teenager tripped and that "he probably would have been killed" if he hadn't use used his weapon.  "He was in very big trouble," Trump said.  "He probably would have been killed."  The defendant's legal team claim he was acting in self-defense.  Social media video shows Rittenhouse, who has been charged with murder, being chased before he fell and fired at his pursuers.

National 'Public' Radio declares Kenosha shooter guilty before trial despite evidence of self-defense, sparks calls to Defund NPR.  Centrist taxpayer-funded outlet National Public Radio (NPR) has attacked US President Donald Trump for "defending" the shooter of three protesters in Kenosha.  Trump supporters have renewed a longstanding call to defund it.  NPR tore into Trump after he "declined to condemn" the actions of the 17-year-old Illinois resident who shot three protesters — allegedly in self-defense — amid ongoing rioting in Kenosha.  The news outlet jeered that Trump had claimed, "without evidence, that it appeared the gunman was acting in self-defense."  While the president also acknowledged there was an ongoing investigation into the actions of Kyle Rittenhouse, who has been charged with six criminal counts including first-degree murder over his shooting three people during the riots in Kenosha, NPR focused on his refusal to pass judgement on the young gunman.

The Charges Against Kyle Rittenhouse.  On August 27th, prosecutors in Kenosha County filed six charges against Kyle Rittenhouse which read as follows:
  [#1]   First degree reckless homicide, use of a dangerous weapon
  [#2]   First degree recklessly endangering safety, use of a dangerous weapon
  [#3]   First degree intentional homicide, use of a dangerous weapon
  [#4]   Attempt first degree intentional homicide, use of a dangerous weapon
  [#5]   First degree recklessly endangering safety, use of a dangerous weapon
  [#6]   Possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under 18.
A detailed breakdown of the facts of the case can be found [elsew]here.  What follows is a breakdown of the law applicable to the case.  Counts 1, 3, and 4 relate to shots fired at Joseph Rosenbaum, Anthony Huber, and Gaige Grosskreutz respectively, all of whom are on film attacking Kyle Rittenhouse as he attempts to flee.  Count 2 is ancillary to Count 1, relating to Daily Caller reporter Richard McGinnis, who was following Rosenbaum at the time of the incident and was therefore in Kyle's line of fire.  Count 5 refers to the two shots fired at the unknown male who attempted a jumping stomp on Kyle's head after he tripped and fell while fleeing a violent mob.  Both shots missed and the man fled the scene.  Count 6 is an attempt to punish Kyle for merely having the gun.

A Tyranny Perpetual and Universal?  [Scroll down]  This story is still "developing" as they say, but as of Friday, August 28, a young man who appears to have had a Molotov cocktail thrown at him, a loaded pistol pointed at his face, and his head bashed with a skateboard after being chased by three Antifa thugs is currently in jail on a charge of first-degree murder.  The fundamental right of self-defense — the bedrock foundation of all our other rights — increasingly is not honored if you're a member of a disfavored group and your attacker is not.

Kyle Rittenhouse Was Working as a Lifeguard in Kenosha the Day of the Shooting, Went to Clean Vandalism at School After Work.  Kyle Rittenhouse is a community lifeguard who was working in Kenosha the day of the shooting.  This simple fact destroys the narrative being peddled by the mainstream media that he had "crossed state lines" to harm the rioters.  In a statement by Rittenhouse's legal team at Pierce Bainbridge, provided to the Gateway Pundit, they explained that "after Kyle finished his work that day as a community lifeguard in Kenosha, he wanted to help clean up some of the damage, so he and a friend went to the local public high school to remove graffiti by rioters."

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Save it for the jury.

The Kenosha County DA Has a History of Prosecuting Self-Defense Cases.  Just as more details in the case against Kyle Rittenhouse are released, questions should be raised into the judgment of the crowd pacifying DA who filed the charges against the 17-year-old accused of murder.  Even included in the court filing establishing the charges are numerous claims that Rittenhouse was attacked before ever firing a shot.  District Attorney Michael Graveley's filing suggests that Rittenhouse hadn't threatened anyone prior to being rushed by Joseph Rosenbaum, who was subsequently shot and killed by Rittenhouse.  The filing details that the witness to the shooting saw Rosenbaum attempt to take the rifle from Rittenhouse before Rittenhouse turned and fired shots at Rosenbaum.  The DA's filing was also woefully short on details (saying Rosenbaum threw a plastic bag at Rittenhouse but video evidence clearly showed the bag had items in it which could have injured Rittenhouse — says it "appears" Gaige Grosskreutz was holding a firearm) but despite this lack of video supported explanation the complaint still lays the clear details that Rittenhouse didn't fire a single shot at anyone who didn't pose a threat to him.

Accused Kenosha shooter's lawyer claims self-defense amid new video.  A 17-year-old charged in two shooting deaths amid a chaotic demonstration in Kenosha, Wis., earlier this week feared for his life after being attacked by rioters who chased and beat him, his attorney said Friday [8/28/2020].  In a lengthy statement, the lawyer for Kyle Rittenhouse, John Pierce, said prosecutors rushed to judgment in charging his client to appease "divisive" and "destructive" forces without analyzing Tuesday's events.  "This was not a serious investigation," Pierce said.  "Rather, after learning Kyle may have had conservative political viewpoints, they immediately saw him as a convenient target who they could use as a scapegoat to distract from the Jacob Blake shooting and the government's abject failure to ensure basic law and order to citizens."

New videos show Rittenhouse under attack as man points gun at him, other guns fire in background.  Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old arrested Wednesday after shooting three people and killing two of them during rioting in Kenosha, Wisconsin Tuesday, has been charged with first-degree intentional homicide along with five other charges.  Rittenhouse, who crossed over state lines from Antioch, Illinois to Kenosha, a few minutes away, also faces charges of first-degree reckless homicide, two counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety, attempted first-degree intentional homicide and possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under 18, the Chicago Tribune reported.  The gun rights advocacy group, Gun Owners of America (GOA) has come out in support of Rittenhouse, in what they say was not intentional homicide but instead was self-defense.  Videos showing the various angles of the shootings also show other people had weapons and may have been attacking Rittenhouse.

Man Shot in the Arm by Kyle Rittenhouse Says His Only Regret Was "Not Killing the Kid".  The Black Lives Matter protester in Kenosha who was shot in the arm by Kyle Rittenhouse says that his only regret was "not killing the kid," a statement that will do wonders to help Rittenhouse's self-defense argument.  Gaige Grosskreutz, who was caught on camera pointing a gun at Rittenhouse before the teenager show him in the arm, made the comments after doctors were able to save the limb from being amputated. [...] "Well this literally shows INTENT TO KILL, so Kyle Rittenhouse's defense lawyer just got an early Christmas present," tweeted Mike Cernovich.

Official Legal Defense Fund For Kyle Rittenhouse Launched by Attnys L. Lin Wood And John Pierce.  Nick Sandmann's attorney L Lin Wood has teamed up with John Pierce and the law firm Pierce Bainbridge, which has represented President Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani and former Trump adviser Carter Page, to provide 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse with a top notch defense team.  Rittenhouse was officially charged on Thursday with first-degree intentional homicide, first-degree reckless homicide, two counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety, attempted first-degree intentional homicide and possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under 18 and is facing life in prison.

Sandmann Lawyer L. Lin Wood Offers to Represent 17-Year-Old Kenosha Shooter Pro Bono.  The attorney who is representing Covington Catholic teen Nick Sandmann has offered to represent the Kenosha gunman Kyle Rittenhouse pro bono.  Rittenhouse, a 17-year-old Illinois resident, was arrested by police on Wednesday for first-degree murder after he allegedly fatally shot two rioters, and wounded another in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Tuesday evening [8/25/2020].  The shooting took place around 11:45 p.m. near a car dealership as antifa/BLM rioters rampaged through town for the third night in a row following the police shooting of 29-year-old Jacob Blake.  According to independent journalists reporting from the scene, Rittenhouse was part of an armed group that was there to protect local businesses.  He was also spotted cleaning graffiti the day of the shooting.

About That Kenosha Shooter.  Let's stipulate starting out that Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old from Antioch, Illinois, who has been arrested and charged with murder for shooting two people during the Kenosha riots two nights ago, should not have been present at the scene with a semi-auto rifle.  That's no place for a 17-year-old, even if he is a regular at the gun range.  And resorting to vigilantism is a sure path to a breakdown in the rule of law and perhaps even open civil war.  We'll hold off a recitation of Lincoln' Lyceum Address on this point for some other time, as well as scoring the appalling negligence of Democratic political leaders in Wisconsin.  That said, there appears to be a decent case that Rittenhouse acted in self-defense.  Who says this?  Sit down for the answer:  a team of reporters from the New York Times.  I'm starting to think someone from Fox News has spiked the water at the Times, as this story makes two sensible news stories in one day from the Times.  Or maybe the panic is that high at DNC headquarters.

Kyle Rittenhouse Was Right to Fire His Weapon.  [Scroll down]  [Video clips] Both of these pieces of footage [show] Rittenhouse was firing with the intention of self-defense, not assault.  He is always moving away, attempting to flee pursuers and never fires until his pursuers are right on top of him.  If that's the case then no death that occurred as a result of Rittenhouse firing his weapon was not his fault due to Wisconsin's "Castle Doctrine" law.  He was clearly under attack and as such, was within legal bounds when he pulled the trigger from his legal firearm.

Background information about the riot:
This is why Jacob Blake had a warrant out for his arrest.  The cops involved in the shooting of Jacob Blake — which touched off a fresh wave of angry, anti-police sentiment across the country — were attempting to arrest him for violating a restraining order stemming from an alleged sexual assault, The [New York] Post has learned.  Blake, 29, was forbidden from going to the Kenosha home of his alleged victim from the May 3 incident, and police were dispatched Sunday following a 911 call saying he was there.  The responding officers were aware he had an open warrant for felony sexual assault, according to dispatch records and the Kenosha Professional Police Association, which released a statement on the incident on Friday [8/28/2020].  That police union statement also claimed that Blake was armed with a knife at the time of the shooting — and had put one cop in a headlock and shrugged off two Taser attempts while resisting arrest.

The Fools of Kenosha.  On Sunday [8/23/2020], a black man named Jacob Blake was shot seven times by a police officer in Kenosha after Blake refused to comply with his orders.  The details of what happened remain murky.  We know that the cops were called in response to a complaint by a woman who claimed that Blake had taken her keys; we know that there was a warrant out for Blake that cited sexual assault, trespassing, and disorderly conduct; and we know that Blake had a knife "in his possession" at the time of the shooting.  Beyond that, however, we remain largely in the dark.  The nature of these cases depends heavily on the details, and, at the moment, those details are few and far between.  One would not know this by the reaction.  Within hours of the video of the shooting hitting the Internet, the city of Kenosha was on fire.  Cars were torched.  Businesses were destroyed.

Other specific cases:

Note:  The case of Mark and Patricia McCloskey in St. Louis is in a section above.  (Scroll up or click here.)  The case of Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha is in a section above.  (Scroll up or click here.)

Compilation: Proof that Guns Save Lives..  While the media and their Democrat puppet masters in congress are attempting to disarm Americans through any means they can think of.  Guns continue to save lives around the country.  One stat you will never see the bias media relay to the public is just how many times a gun has saved a life of an adult or their children as armed criminals bust in their homes.  [Video clip]

Homie Decided To Bring A Knife To A Gun Fight In Kalamazoo, It Didn't End Well.  A Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Deputy shot and killed a man Monday morning at a Shell gas station, according to Undersheriff James VanDyken.  The incident happened around 2:45 a.m. at the Shell located on 35th Street in Galesburg.  In a news conference Monday afternoon, the sheriff's office released an audio recording of the 911 call, along with body-cam video of the incident that shows what led to the deadly shooting.  [Video clip]

Doorbell Cam Captures The Moment This Man Outdraws And Shoots His Attacker.  The freedom to carry a gun in this country is a privilege I refuse to take for granted.  It is arguably one of the most valuable freedoms we have been blessed with in this nation, and I will defend it with every ounce of my being.  Despite what we are being told by the media and the leaders of this country, one thing remains true: guns save lives.  From a young age, my parents taught my sisters and I the value of the Second Amendment and how to be responsible gun owners.  When my mom's car was broken into while she was at work, I was never more grateful that she had her gun to protect her had the criminals still been in the parking garage when she got off work.  I am so grateful for the lessons my parents taught me regarding the Second Amendment.  It showed me the importance of being able to protect myself and those that I love from those who would wish to do harm.  [Video clip]

There Are Far More Defensive Gun Uses Than Murders.  Here's Why You Rarely Hear of Them.  While Americans know that guns take many innocent lives every year, many don't know that firearms also save them.  On May 15, an attacker at an apartment complex in Fort Smith, Ark., fatally shot a woman and then fired 93 rounds at other people before a man killed him with a bolt-action rifle.  Police said he "likely saved a number of lives in the process."  On June 30, a 12-year-old Louisiana boy used a hunting rifle to stop an armed burglar who was threatening his mother's life during a home invasion.  On July 4, a Chicago gunman shot into a crowd of people, killing one and wounding two others before a concealed handgun permit holder shot and wounded the attacker.  Police praised him for stepping in.  These are just a few of the nearly 1,000 instances reported by the media so far this year in which gun owners have stopped mass shootings and other murderous acts, saving countless lives.  And crime experts say such high-profile cases represent only a small fraction of the instances in which guns are used defensively.

Houston woman shoots and kills 'peeping Tom' peering through window' with barrage of rifle fire.  A Texas woman shot and killed an alleged peeping Tom standing outside her bedroom window through the exterior wall of her home with a barrage of rifle fire, police say.  The shooting took place at around 11.15 pm Friday [9/10/2021] on Irvington Boulevard in Houston, and when cops arrived at the scene, they said, they found the man lying dead on the driveway of the house.  The woman was in her bedroom, and told officers that she became scared after she saw a man looking through her window.

Suspected peeping Tom shot, killed by female homeowner.  A suspected peeping Tom was shot and killed by a female homeowner in Houston Friday night.  It happened around 11:15 p.m. on Irvington Blvd at Knight Street just North of downtown.  According to Houston Police, they arrived at the home and found a man dead on the driveway of a home.  Police say the man was looking into a bedroom window from outside and the woman inside the home got scared and grabbed a rifle.  She shot several times at the suspect through the wall of the home.  Police say the man was shot one time and died at the scene.

Customer shoots would-be robber in the face outside convenience store, HPD says.  A would-be robber was shot in the face after he tried to steal from a man in southeast Houston, according to authorities.  The shooting happened just before 11 p.m. Wednesday [9/8/2021] outside a convenience store on Monroe Road and Airport.  Houston police said a driver dropped off the suspect in the parking lot of the store.

These 4 Armed Thugs Picked The Wrong House To Try And Rob.  A Phoenix homeowner was seen on video shooting at suspects who were trying to break into a home, and police are asking for tips to find them.  The Phoenix Police Department shared a video of the attempted robbery on Tuesday.  Four men can be seen kicking open a front door when the gunshot goes off at which point the suspects flee.  Police said the homeowner was alerted by a motion sensor and the home was equipped with surveillance cameras.  [Video clip]

Trespasser who jumped into swimming pool held at gunpoint by homeowner.  A trespasser who jumped into a swimming pool was held at gunpoint by the homeowner until law enforcement arrived on the scene.  The homeowner on Micro Racetrack Road in Fruitland Park used a .357-caliber snub nose revolver Saturday afternoon to detain 46-year-old Clayton Charles Glass until Lake County sheriff's deputies responded to the scene.  The homeowner saw Glass enter the screen-in enclosure around his swimming pool and the homeowner confronted him.

Morristown homeowner accused of fatally shooting intoxicated man.  Officials with the Morristown Police Department said a man was arrested after he allegedly shot an unknown intoxicated man that allegedly entered his property.  On Wednesday, July 28, Morristown officers were dispatched to the 1100 block of Clover Dale Lane in response to an intoxicated intruder, according to police.  Officials said the incident turned into a fight between the homeowner and the individual.  An incident report stated the altercation led to shots being fired before officers arrived.

Teenager shot following gunfight with resident during home invasion.  Police are investigating a home invasion on the West Side.  The incident happened around 11 p.m. Wednesday at a home on N. San Ignacio Avenue near W. Commerce Street.  Police said a 17-year-old boy broke into the home armed with a rifle and a handgun.  The home had four people inside.  At some point, one of the people inside the home opened fire on the suspect who was trying to rob the house.

Man shot after entering home, exchanging fire with homeowner in 3rd shooting this week.  One person is in the hospital after reportedly entering a residence and exchanging gunfire with the homeowner Saturday afternoon [7/24/2021], police say.  Evansville police spokeswoman Sgt. Anna Gray said an armed man went into a home near the 1800 block of McConnell Avenue.  The homeowner and the man reportedly fired their guns at each other, and the man who entered the house was shot.  An EPD incident report says the shooting was reported at 2:19 p.m.

Dale City homeowner justified in shooting intruder earlier this month.  Police say a Dale City homeowner who shot a would-be intruder earlier this month did so in self defense and no charges will be filed.  Police were called to the 4300 block of Glendale Road about 9:55 p.m., July 6, where they found a 43-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound.  Officers provided immediate first aid until rescue workers arrived.  The investigation revealed the homeowner heard a loud noise at the front door, and then heard someone trying to open a living room window, Prince William County police Master Officer Renee Carr said.  At that point, the homeowner went outside and encountered a stranger on the porch.  Shots were then fired by the homeowner and the man was struck, Carr said.

Homeowner shoots and kills armed man in Woodbridge.  A homeowner in Woodbridge shot and killed an armed man as he came toward the front door of her home, according to authorities.  Prince William County police said the incident unfolded at 12:25 a.m. Thursday [7/22/2021] in the 4100 block of Hoffman Drive just off the Prince William Parkway.  The homeowner, a 44-year-old woman, said she was leaving her home when she saw a stranger, who was wearing a mask and armed with a handgun, coming toward her from the side of her house.  The woman, who police said was also armed with a gun, shot the man as he came toward the front door.  When officers arrived, they found the man had a loaded handgun.  He was taken to a hospital where he later died, police said.  The woman was not hurt.

Suspected Home Intruder Shot Dead in Ottawa.  The LaSalle County Coroner's Office identified a man who was shot and killed Wednesday night in the 800 block of Tomahawk Drive in Ottawa as 33-year-old Mathew E. Cavanaugh, who is described as homeless.  Ottawa police say they were called to Tomahawk Drive for a report of a person intruding into a home in which gunshots were fired.  When police arrived, they found Cavanaugh dead.  Police say he was identified as the intruder.

California homeowner shoots would-be burglars; 1 dead and 1 injured.  An attempted burglary in California turned sour for a pair of intruders when the homeowner shot them, killing one and injuring the other.  The homeowner fought back when two people broke into his home in Guinda shortly after 9 p.m., killing a male suspect while a female suspect survived.  The surviving suspect was taken to a local hospital with a serious injury.  The unnamed homeowner said he saw headlights in his driveway, which gave him time to get his firearm and stand ready when the suspects tried to break in, FOX 40 reported.

12 Year Old Blows Away Home Intruder In Louisiana.  A 12-year-old boy who feared for his life and mother's shot and killed an armed burglar during a home invasion in East Feliciana Parish on Wednesday, June 30.  According to the East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office, witnesses saw Brad LeBlanc, 32, armed with a pistol and made contact with the primary female resident in the 5800 block of Winchester Lane outside her home in the early Wednesday morning.  [Video clip]

Home intruder on parole fatally shot after picking on the wrong house.  An armed thug kicked down the door of an elderly couple while they were eating breakfast but got more than he bargained for when the homeowner turned out to be a Second Amendment patriot.  On Tuesday morning [7/6/2021], the California couple said they heard a knock at their door, followed by an attempt to kick down the door after they didn't respond to the knock, Fairfield police revealed.  The homeowner saw the suspect on his Ring surveillance camera, [according] to a Facebook post from Councilwoman Catherine Moy.  They spotted that the stranger was armed as he approached and quickly realized it wasn't a friendly visit.

California Homeowner Shoots, Kills Suspected Intruder:  Sheriff's Office.  A suspected home intruder has died after initiating a shoot-out with a rural California homeowner, according to the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Office.  The deceased, 41-year-old Rodney Lee Martin, was found inside the home with a stolen firearm on his person, authorities said.  At around 12:22 p.m. on Friday [7/2/2021], deputies responded to a 911 call from a homeowner in unincorporated Modesto, according to a statement from the sheriff's office.  Upon arrival, they found Martin dead from at least one gunshot wound. [...] FOX 40 noted that Friday's incident was the second death that week of a suspected home intruder in the Modesto area.  On Tuesday, 32-year-old suspect Pearl Fierro allegedly used a fire extinguisher to break a sliding glass door at an elderly couple's home and threatened to kill them.  Fierro was shot by a woman who lived in the home after several warnings, investigators say.  The suspect was able to break into one of the couple's vehicles, where she died.

3 people shot, man with concealed carry license steps in, shoots gunman, Chicago police say.  The gunman who shot three people standing in a South Austin alley on the Fourth of July may have gotten away with the brazen attack that left a woman dead — had a witness with a concealed carry license not stepped in, a Chicago police statement suggests.  Officers were called to the first block of North Menard Avenue around 10:45 p.m. Sunday and found a total of four people shot, a police notification said.  But one of the injured men was alleged to be the shooter who had shot the other three people before an uninvolved witness pulled his own gun and shot the attacker, officials said.

Father shoots alleged 'peeping Tom' outside little girl's window in NW Harris Co..  A father shot a man who he claimed was looking into his child's window in northwest Harris County late Sunday night.  According to Harris County sheriff's deputies, a husband and wife confronted an intoxicated man inappropriately touching himself outside their young daughter's window around 10 p.m. Sunday [6/27/2021].

Pharr police:  One dead in possible home invasion robbery.  Officers with the Pharr Police Department arrived at the 700 block of Frieda Street Friday evening [6/18/2021] after two suspects entered a home by force, according to a news release from the Pharr Police Department.  "Multiple shots were fired inside the residence resulting in the death of one of the suspects, Hispanic male in his 20's[,]" [t]he news release stated.

Cops: Driver shoots man who forced him to stop, pulled him from vehicle.  A man was arrested Thursday night [6/17/2021] after forcing a driver out of his car and attacking him in northwest Atlanta, police said.  Officers were called to the 900 block of Brady Avenue around 11 p.m. for a report of a shooting.  A 24-year-old man said he was driving south when Jamarcus James Holiday, 24, pulled up beside him in another car and threatened him, the police report said.  The man told police he did not know Holiday.  He then pulled into the parking lot of the Miller Union restaurant and asked the valet to call police, the report said.

Vicksburg woman shoots home intruder.  A would-be burglar was shot when the homeowner caught them in the act Thursday afternoon [6/17/2021].  A homeowner arrived to perform a daily check on her home in the 900 block of Hillcrest Street.  Upon entering the home, just after 11 a.m., she discovered a burglary in progress.  She fired what she described as a warning shot according to 911 radio traffic and then exited the home, yelling for people nearby to call 911.  She then re-entered the home and another shot was fired before the burglar fled from the rear of the home on foot.

Suspected robber killed in shootout at west Birmingham auto repair shop.  A shootout between an auto repair shop worker and a suspected robber left one of them dead Saturday morning [6/19/2021].  Birmingham police Saturday afternoon identified the slain man as Josiah Bryant.  He was 22 and lived in Birmingham.  The shooting happened at 7:45 a.m. at Hatcher's Auto Transmission Center on Tuscaloosa Avenue.  Officer Truman Fitzgerald said a store associate was opening the shop for business when an armed man entered and tried to rob him.

Homeowner shoots, kills suspect in Enterprise burglary.  A suspect is dead following a weekend burglary in Enterprise.  According to Enterprise police Lt. Billy Haglund, Spencer Hines Layton, 31, was shot and killed during a burglary in the 200 block of Brookshire Drive around 5:30 a.m. Sunday [6/13/2021].  Officers were called to the scene after a report of a burglary in progress.  Haglund said when officers made it to the home, they found a man, identified as Layton, who'd been fatally shot by the homeowner during the burglary.

Citizen shoots suspect accused in Carmichael truck, crowbar rampage, authorities say.  One pedestrian was killed and three other victims were injured in an apparent rampage Monday morning [6/21/2021] in Carmichael involving the driver of a pickup truck who allegedly rammed two people, exited his vehicle and attacked two others while wielding a crowbar and a gun, authorities said.  The suspect struck two pedestrians with his vehicle, hit a third person with a crowbar and injured a fourth with either the crowbar or the suspect's gun before being shot himself by another citizen, Sacramento County Sheriff's Office personnel said.  The suspect was hospitalized and is in custody.

Security Guard Shoots Man Who Pulled Gun When Asked To Pay For Snacks At West Englewood Gas Station.  Chicago police say around midnight [6/19/2021], a 40-year-old man went into a Clark station in the 6100 block of South Ashland Avenue and began eating things without paying.  When the 58-year-old security guard on duty told him to pay, that man pulled out a gun instead.  The security guard then drew his own gun and fired, hitting the man in the abdomen.

This Guy Tried To Carjack The Wrong Homeboy In Dallas Yesterday.  Carjackings are up over 30% in Dallas this year so this OG was ready.  A Glock 9 with a 30 round clip will be sure to bring the carjacking numbers down if enough citizens of Dallas carry them.  [Video clip]

Teacher Uses Concealed Gun to Stop Alleged Schoolyard Kidnapping of Utah Girl.  A school teacher in Ogden, Utah has been hailed a hero for preventing the alleged kidnapping of an 11-year-old girl from a school playground by using his concealed firearm.  Lt. Brian Eynon of the Ogden City Police Department described the incident to ABC4.  "An employee was watching the kids from the inside and observed the suspect walk up to this 11-year-old girl [on the playground] and put his hands on her in an attempt to take her," Lt. Eynon said.  "He ran outside, the employee did, and confronted the suspect.  At that same time, the girl had the ability to pull away from the suspect."  According to ABC4, the teacher got all 20 students away from the playground and into the school, which the suspect then tried to force his way into.

Home Intruder Shot By 85-Year-Old Resident In Cathedral City.  A suspect who was allegedly shot by an 85-year-old Cathedral City homeowner in self-defense remained hospitalized Monday [5/17/2021], police reported.  The shooting occurred about 6:15 p.m. Sunday in the 38200 block of Chuperosa Lane, according to Cathedral City police Sgt. Albert Ruiz.  Patrol officers responded to the house following a 911 call reporting a male intruder had entered the home and threatened the residents, he said.  The suspect, whose name was not released, allegedly "made threats against their lives," spurring the 85-year-old homeowner to grab his gun and shoot the suspect once in the upper body, Ruiz said.

Man dies after alleged burglary in Frankfort.  One man has died after being shot after allegedly breaking into a home in Frankfort on Tuesday [5/11/2021].  According to Frankfort police, dispatch responded to a burglary in progress on Wallace Avenue at around 9:35 a.m.  The caller mentioned that he shot the alleged intruder, later identified as 35-year-old Stephen Smallwood.

Newark Barbershop Robber Shot In Face By Off-Duty Officer Headed To Fed Pen.  Philip Hedgespeth picked the wrong barbershop to rob when the man in the chair turned out to be an off-duty Newark police officer who shot him in the face.  Now the ex-con is headed back behind bars — only this time it's for a federal stretch of more than nine years.  Hedgespeth, 45, must serve out the entire plea-bargained sentence:  Unlike in the state prison system, federal convicts don't get parole.

Man With Rifle Stops Mass Shooter.  Good thing Colion Noir is doing the reporting the national media refuses to do.  [Video clip]

Armed Citizen Intervenes, Saves Jewish Family from Alleged Attack.  An armed citizen in Miami, Florida, intervened and saved a Jewish family that was allegedly under attack after leaving their synagogue.  On May 21, 2021, Fox News reported that Eric Orgen and his family were walking down the sidewalk in the Bal Harbor neighborhood when a group of men allegedly pulled up in a vehicle and "started shouting and throwing garbage at them."

Armed Citizen Uses Rifle To Stop Attempted Mass Shooting.  A shooting in Fort Smith, Arkansas that left an elderly woman dead could have had many more victims, according to neighbors, if an armed citizen hadn't stepped up and put down the killer on Saturday morning [5/15/2021].  Police say that 87-year old Lois Hicks was shot and killed in her apartment by 26-year old Zachary Arnold, who then continued to fire rounds from a rifle at other apartments in the complex on the city's south side, targeting other residents.

Enraged Man Kicks In Ex-Girlfriend's Door, Gets Blown Away In Pensicola.  Criminal charges will not be filed against a woman who shot and killed a man after he broke into her home Tuesday in what authorities have determined was a "stand your ground" case.  The names of the parties involved in the shooting had not been released as of Wednesday afternoon.  Escambia County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Amber Southard said it goes against ECSO policy to release the name of a victim.  Escambia County Sheriff Chip Simmons said his agency investigated the shooting and determined the woman acted in self-defense to protect herself and those inside the house — including children — from violence.  [Video clip]

Man suspected of raping woman in Kroger bathroom chased down and held at gunpoint by marine veteran.  A marine veteran is being hailed as a hero after he chased down a man suspected of sexually assaulting a woman at a Kroger bathroom.  The startling incident unfolded at the grocery store in Savannah, Georgia, on April 27.  Shoppers at the Kroger grocery store heard a woman screaming from the bathroom that she was being assaulted.  A man allegedly ran out of the bathroom and tried to flee the scene.  That's when marine veteran Damian Austin jumped into action.  "It made the hairs stand up on the back of my neck because it wasn't a normal yell," Austin told KFOR.

Armed and Eating:  BLM/Antifa Stumble Into Bad Situation.  A group of angry BLM/Antifa protesters marched in front of Churchill Downs ahead of the 147th Kentucky Derby Saturday, chanting Breonna Taylor's name.  After a few minutes of continuing the march down Bardstown, some of the protesters began harassing diners at La Chasse.  As the protesters, some wearing body armor, moved into the outdoor dinning area and confronting those sitting, a man eating on the restaurant's patio pulled a gun while his associate argued with a clearly hostile protester.  [Video clip]

More Self Defense Gun Stories.  You probably didn't see this news covered by the mainstream media, but again last week, responsible gun owners defended themselves and the people they love.  Self-defense instructor Michael Woodland joins the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast to look at four new examples.  Were these gun owners lucky, or did they have a plan?  [Podcast]

These 11 Incidents Underscore Outrage of Biden's Slap in Face to Gun Owners.  The Daily Signal each month publishes an article highlighting some of the previous month's many news stories on defensive gun use that you may have missed — or that might not have made it to the national spotlight in the first place.  The examples below represent only a small portion of the news stories on defensive gun use that we found in March.  You may explore more by using The Heritage Foundation's interactive Defensive Gun Use Database.

Woman shoots man breaking into her Lexington apartment.  A man is in jail after police said a woman shot an intruder at her home early Tuesday morning [4/6/2021].  The woman called 911 around 3:30 a.m. and said she shot at a man who was breaking into her apartment in the 500 block of Hollow Creek Road, just off Russell Cave, Lexington police said.  About 15 minutes later, a man walked into a hospital with a gunshot wound.

Photo: Armed Civilians Stand Guard Outside Brooklyn Center Store.  As riots rage on the streets of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, armed civilians were photographed standing guard outside a business to keep looters away. [...] Similar defenses of businesses were sent during the riots that erupted in response to the death of George Floyd.  On May 30, 2020, Breitbart News reported that some Minneapolis store owners armed with AR-15s, AK-47s, pistols, and other firearms, banded together to protect their property.

Armed Robber Picked The Wrong Market To Hold Up, Ends Up With Two Slugs In The Back.  A 29-year-old robber was shot in the back twice remains hospitalized at the Hospital do Pronto Socorro João XXIII (HPS) after attempting a robbery at a cell phone store in Bairro Castelo, in Belo Horizonte.  The case is seen as self-defense, and one of the proofs is the video recorded by the store's camera system.  The footage clearly shows that the man enters the store, pretending that his cell phone is in trouble.  He hands it over to the merchant, who, after checking the device, returns it to the man.  As soon as he picks up the device, he pulls out a revolver and announces the robbery.  [Video clip - somewhat graphic content.]

Denver homeowner shoots and kills intruder, police say.  A Denver homeowner shot and killed an intruder Saturday [3/20/2021], according to Denver police.  The shooting happened in the 2200 block of Lafayette Street at about 9:15 p.m., a police spokesman said.  "This incident is being investigated as a homicide in which an adult male intruder was shot by the homeowner," police tweeted Sunday.  Police spokesman Tyrone Campbell could not say Sunday why the man was considered an "intruder" or whether he was inside or outside the house when he was shot.

One arrested, one shot by resident after reportedly breaking into Union County home.  One person was shot after he reportedly broke into a home in Union County early Sunday morning, according to deputies.  Deputies say two people, one armed with a handgun, broke into an occupied home around 12:45 a.m. on Rock Hill Church Road.  Once they got into the home, the resident of the home grabbed a rifle and fired several shots at the home intruders, according to officers.

Suspected burglar killed after attempted invasion of West Side apartment.  Columbus police said a resident shot and killed a suspected burglar early Sunday morning [3/21/2021] when the man entered an apartment on the West Side.  Police were called at 1:58 a.m. to an apartment on the 3400 block of Wilson Woods Drive near Wilson Road on a report of a shooting.  The suspected burglar, identified as 36-year-old Allen Lester McKinney, was found outside on a walkway unresponsive and suffering from a gunshot wound.  A medic pronounced the North Side man dead at 2:07 a.m. at the scene.  The apartment's residents — a 24-year-old female and a 23-year-old male — told police that the man had forced entry into their residence before one of them shot him.

Armored truck crew shoots robbery suspect at North Austin bank.  An armored truck crew shot a gunman who tried to rob them Friday morning at a bank in the North Austin neighborhood.  An armed passenger of an SUV stepped out and demanded money from a guard as he unloaded an ATM, according to a statement from Chicago police.  The security guard, who worked on the truck, took out his own gun and fired shots, striking the person in the "center of his torso area," police said.

Beverly man, 69, with concealed carry license, shoots at 3 would-be robbers, injuring 1, cops say.  A 69-year-old concealed carry license holder defended himself Tuesday night against a group of teenagers in a stolen vehicle when they approached him in Beverly and demanded his belongings, police said.  Instead of handing over his wallet or other items, the man drew his handgun and shot toward the group of boys trying to rob him about 10:35 p.m. in the 10600 block of South Leavitt Street, according to a statement from police.  One of the attackers was shot in the knee, police said.

These 11 Examples of Defensive Gun Use Undermine Push for More Gun Control.  Many gun control advocates have fooled themselves — and far too many others — into believing that we create safer communities by placing increasingly burdensome restrictions on the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens.  The reality, however, is that firearms are used far more often for lawful purposes than they are used to commit acts of criminal violence.  Almost every major study on the issue found that Americans use their firearms in self-defense between 500,000 and 3 million times a year, according to a 2013 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  We have good reason to believe that many of these defensive gun uses aren't reported to police, much less make the local or national news.  For this reason, The Daily Signal each month publishes an article highlighting some of the previous month's many news stories on defensive gun use that you may have missed — or that might not have made it to the national spotlight in the first place. [...]

Armed Citizen Stops Robbery Suspect at Chick-fil-A in Atlanta:  Police.  An armed person stopped an attempted burglary in Atlanta this week, police said.  On March 8 around 3:03 p.m., officers responded to a Chik-fil-A on Peachtree Street.  "Upon arrival, officers spoke with witnesses who stated a black male walked inside, produced a firearm and demanded money from several employees.  The employees fled and the suspect exited the business a short time later.  Several nearby citizens confronted the suspect as he was leaving.  One of the citizens was armed and at some point, during the confrontation, the citizen fired several shots.  The suspect ran on foot and was apprehended nearby, by the citizens and held until police arrived," the Atlanta Police Department said in a preliminary update sent to The Epoch Times.  "The suspect's weapon was recovered.  No one was struck by the gunfire and charges are pending against the robbery suspect.  No charges have been filed against the citizen and the investigation continues," the department added.  The suspect was identified as Willie Gloston IV, 23.

2 Athens residents killed, 2 jailed in attempted Barrow County robbery.  Two Athens residents were shot to death and two more are in jail after authorities said the four attempted to rob a person Tuesday in Barrow County.  Those killed were identified as Jose Barrera, 19, and Erika Contreras, 19, according to the Barrow County Sheriff's Office, which released the names Friday [3/5/2021].  The two were shot to death during an attempted robbery on Beech Creek Circle, a neighborhood east of Winder off Georgia Highway 82, according to deputies.  Julio Rivera, 20, and Alphonzo Gonzalez, 19, were arrested and charged with attempted armed robbery and aggravated assault.  They remain in jail without bond.

Pensacola homeowner recounts home invasion where he shot a suspect.  It was just after 3 a.m.  Thursday [3/4/2021] when Keith Fendley undoubtedly sensed an intruder in his home off W. Jackson St. Fendley, a registered gun owner in Florida, never planned on using his weapon for self defense, but he's glad he was prepared.

Prosecutors close case of Cincinnati killing, will not charge store owner.  Prosecutors investigating the shooting death of an unarmed Black man by a white Cincinnati store owner said on Tuesday they have evidence the shooting victim robbed the store twice before and they were closing the case.  Da'Shawn Tye's family has called for a federal civil rights investigation into his Nov. 19 death.  In a statement, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph Deters for the first time provided details about what led to his decision not to charge the store owner with any crimes.  Deters said the store owner feared for his life.

Gas station clerk shoots, kills man in Phoenix.  A man is dead after being shot by a gas station clerk in Phoenix.  Phoenix police say the shooting happened just after 11 p.m. on March 1 at a Chevron station near 44th Street and McDowell Road.  Investigators say a man threatened to harm customers and when the clerk tried to intervene, the man armed himself with a baton and attacked the clerk who then shot him.

Woman shoots intruder in neck while home alone with child, police say.  A 31-year-old Port Huron woman shot a man in the neck Sunday morning [3/1/2021] after she claimed he tried to break into her home.  The woman's neighbor in the 900 block of Huron Avenue in Port Huron called police at 5:07 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, to report that a disorderly male was yelling for help in the street.  Minutes later, a female resident of a home on the block, called 911 stating she had shot someone trying to break into her home.  She was home alone with a small child, according to a Port Huron Police Department news release.

Louisiana shooting spree leaves 3 dead; armed citizens credited with saving lives.  Armed citizens were credited with limiting fatalities in a shooting in Louisiana on Saturday [2/20/2021] that left three people dead, including the suspect, according to authorities.  The outburst, at a gun store and range just down the road from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, also left two people wounded, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. [...] "At this time, it appears a suspect shot two victims inside the location, then was engaged and shot outside the location by multiple other individuals," the sheriff's statement continued.  "The suspect is one of the deceased on scene."  Employees at the Jefferson Gun Outlet typically carry sidearms at the facility, but it was not immediately clear whether the good Samaritans were customers, outlet employees or other individuals.

Oakland Chinatown store owner who intervened in robbery arrested.  An Oakland Chinatown liquor store owner was arrested by police after he intervened in a robbery outside his store on Monday [2/15/2021], KTVU has learned.  A 36-year-old man faces one count of felony assault with a firearm, authorities said.  A community member told KTVU that the store owner fired four gunshots when he witnessed a woman being robbed for her camera outside his store at 9th and Franklin streets on Monday at about 5:45 p.m.  No one was injured after his gun went off.

12-year-old kills home intruder after 73-year-old woman shot during robbery.  A 12-year-old boy fatally shot a man to protect his grandmother when two intruders broke into her North Carolina home, authorities said.  The incident occurred shortly after 12:30 a.m. Saturday when two masked men entered 73-year-old Linda Ellis' home in Goldsboro, news station WRAL reported.  The pair demanded money and shot Ellis in the leg, prompting the 12-year-old to open fire, police said.  "[The intruder] just shot his grandma... He would have shot him too, he would've shot me too, he would've killed us all," the boy's great-uncle, Randolph Bunn, told news station WTVD.

23-year-old woman fights back, reportedly shoots suspect during attempted robbery.  The mother of a 23-year-old woman who shot at an attempted robber at a Valero gas station told Local 10 News that her daughter had a legal license to carry the firearm.  Miami-Dade police said the victim shot the suspect multiple times during the attempted robbery.  Miami-Dade Police said the shooting took place at 7 a.m. [2/13/2021] at the gas station near Northwest 79th Street and 13th Court.

Homeowner shoots man trying break into house with pickax, police say.  A homeowner on the city's South Side shot a man who was attempting to break into his home early Friday morning, San Antonio police said.  Officers were called around 1 a.m. to the home in the 100 block of Arlington Court, not far from South Presa Street after receiving word of burglary.  According to police, the homeowner, a 24-year-old man, fired gunshots shots at the intruder while he tried to force his way inside through a side window using a pickax.  Police said the intruder, a 22-year-old man, was hit multiple times but was able to run to a nearby fire station for help.

Sheriff: Father of 3 shoots, kills burglar at Polk County home.  The Polk County Sheriff's Office said Jory Plummer burglarized a home in his neighborhood where a husband, wife, and their three children were sleeping [2/7/2021]. Deputies said the wife heard banging on the front door and woke up her husband, who went to the front of the house to check on the noise.  The husband found their front door had been forced open and immediately armed himself with a handgun.  The man said he found the suspected burglar, Plummer, in his front yard "out of control" and yelling curse words at him.  Deputies said the husband told Plummer multiple times to go home.  The man said Plummer began to run at him, so he fired one round of his gun, hitting him.  Plummer reportedly began walking away, but turned around and charged at the husband again.  The man shot Plummer a second time.  First responders transported the suspected burglar to Sebring Hospital where he died.

University City homeowner says they [sic] shot and killed a burglar in garage.  Police said on Friday [1/29/2021] they are investigating a fatal shooting that happened overnight after a homeowner says they [sic] shot and killed an intruder.  Police went to the 7500 block of Liberty Avenue shortly after midnight when a homeowner called them about a shooting.  When they arrived they found a man dead in a detached garage.  The homeowner told police he got into a fight with a burglar who refused to leave after the homeowner caught him in the garage.  During the struggle, the homeowner told police he fired his weapon at the man who then died, police say.  University City Police as well as the St.  Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office are investigating the shooting.

Teen shot during home invasion arrested.  A Shreveport teenager has been arrested in connection with a foiled burglary during which a resident shot an intruder, police confirm.  It was about midnight Thursday when a family heard someone breaking into their home in the 3800 block of Fairfield Avenue.  That's at Dudley Drive and a few blocks from Mall St.  Vincent in Shreveport's Fairfield neighborhood.  The homeowner told police that someone was trying to force his way in through a rear window.  The resident, who was inside at the time, armed himself with a gun and fired at the intruder, grazing him in his right hip.

Fort Worth auto shop employee shoots at intruder armed with shotgun, police say.  An auto shop employee in north Fort Worth went to investigate a noise early Thursday morning [1/28/2021], taking a handgun with him, when he saw a man pointing a shotgun at him.  The employee fired toward the intruder, police said.

Investigation underway after homeowner shoots, kills armed intruder Sunday evening in Moss Point.  Police are investigating after a homeowner shot and killed an armed intruder Sunday evening in Moss Point.  Police say they received a call at around 6:30 p.m.  Sunday, Jan. 24, reporting, "shots fired" in the Mill Avenue area of East Moss Point.  Officers responded to the 911 calls and after arriving, found a man laying in the roadway.  The male victim appeared to have been shot was pronounced dead on scene.

Man with concealed carry permit shoots and kills robbery suspect inside Chicago cell phone store.  A man was shot and killed while trying to rob a cell phone store in Chicago on Saturday [12/26/2020], police said.  The would-be robber entered the cell phone shop on the 3400 hundred block of West Chicago Avenue in Humboldt Park around 7 p.m.  A man on the scene shot the robbery suspect in the chest and abdomen, police said.  It is not clear if the man was the owner, employee, or another customer.  Police said the shooter, 29, had a valid concealed carry permit.

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Store clerk shoots man attempting to rob convenience store, police say.  Unexpected shots were fired when a young man attempted to rob a Mississippi convenience store, Tunica County Sheriff's Office reported.  According to police, at exactly 6:42 p.m. on December 23rd, they received a call about an armed robbery at a local store.  The suspect walked into the store with a handgun and demanded money from the store clerk, police said.

String of armed robberies ends with suspect shot at corner store in Rochester.  A string of armed convenience store robberies that started in Victor ended on Thurston Road in Rochester Wednesday night, when an employee of Angelo's Grocery Store shot the suspect.  That's according to Rochester police, who say the suspect — a 25-year-old Rochester man — is in custody.  Investigators say the suspect began by robbing a Kwik Fill in Victor and then robbed a FastTrac on West Ridge Road and a Family Dollar on Dewey Avenue. [...] While attempting to the last of the robberies, RPD officials said the store owner produced a legally owned hand gun and fired at the suspect, striking him.  The store owner stayed on scene until police arrived.

Man Shot In Alleged Burglary.  Police say a suspected burglar was shot in a southeast Clarksdale home Thursday night by the homeowner.  The Clarksdale Police Department said it was called to the 1000 block of Russwin Street, at 1:38 pm on a burglary in progress.  While en route, police said their units also learned that the suspect was shot by the homeowner.  When officers arrived at the home they said they found both the home's occupant and suspect, who was identified only as a black male, still on the scene.  Police said the suspect in the burglary had been shot three times in the middle section of his body.

MPD: Woman shoots, kills man stealing items from her vehicle.  Midland Police are investigating a deadly shooting that took place Friday morning [12/18/2020].  Officers responded to the 4400 block of Northcrest Drive at around 4 a.m.  According to MPD, a 21 year old woman had gone to her vehicle and found a man inside without her consent who was stealing her items.  The woman shot the man, who was identified as Jarrod Adron Roberts, 36.

Attorney's office:  No charges filed against pawn shop owner in man's shooting death.  Nobody will be charged in connection to a man's death in May because looters destroyed all security video and only one witness cooperated.  The Hennepin County Attorney's Office said Monday that a pawn shop owner won't be charged in Calvin Horton Jr.'s death after a six-month investigation by Minneapolis police, citing insufficient evidence to overcome a self-defense argument.  Officers were called to 1538 E. Lake Street around dusk on May 27 and found Horton lying on the sidewalk, suffering from a gunshot wound.  He later died at a hospital.

Rosedale man fatally shot in Walmart parking lot was attempting to rob another man, police say.  Baltimore County police say a 20-year-old Rosedale man who died Sunday [12/13/2020] was fatally shot in a Walmart parking lot after he attempted to rob someone. [...] When police arrived, Peach said, they found Kumar Jumar Burney suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body. [...] Police said Burney arranged a meetup in the parking lot with a man he found on a popular app selling an expensive pair of shoes.  During the transaction, police said, Burney attempted to rob the seller, who pulled a handgun, shot Burney once, then called 9-1-1 and remained at the scene.

Police: Man in Las Vegas killed after attempting break-in.  A man who police in Las Vegas said was attempting to break into an office building and used car dealership died after being shot by an employee, authorities said.  Police said the man was trying to enter a United Way office and nearby car dealership on Friday when an employee confronted him.  Police believe the alleged burglar was homeless and armed with barbecue utensils.

Three Masked Robbers Have the Advantage Until Homeowner Outguns Them, Police Say.  A homeowner in Conyers, Georgia, and his neighbors learned in September 2019 the importance of being ready to protect home and family.  In the community's Pine Forest neighborhood, in the middle of the night, three masked people entered the home of the man, and one of the intruders fired shots from a pistol at the home's residents, according to police.  The intruders turned out to be teens — two 15-year-olds and one 16-year-old, WSB-TV in Atlanta reported.  They entered the home at about 4 a.m. and were armed with a handgun and the element of surprise, authorities said.  But the man who owned the home possessed a much larger weapon than a pistol, and he didn't hesitate to use it.

Homeowner Shoots Four Armed Men Who Break Into His House, Killing Two.  And the other two will be charged for felony murder.  They committed a felony which resulted, indirectly, in the deaths of two people.  It doesn't matter that those two people were their accomplices.  That's the neat thing about the felony murder charge.  A little good news in a month that's had very little of it.

Armed 14-Year-Old Attempts Carjacking, Is Shot Dead By Vehicle Owner.  A 14-year-old was fatally shot by a man as he and another person attempted to steal the man's car Sunday afternoon [11/29/2020]in Jennings.  A St. Louis County Police Department press release states that officers from the City of Jennings precinct were dispatched to a reported shooting at 3:47 pm at the intersection of Jennings Station Road and Lewis and Clark Boulevard.  Arriving officers found a boy who had attempted to run away after being shot.  He was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.  He has been identified as Damaurio Thomas, 14, of St. Louis.

Police: Detroit woman shoots home invader in attic after warning.  A man was allegedly spotted on surveillance camera entering the home earlier in the day [12/2/2020], but was never seen inside or found.  That night, the homeowner, 38, heard noises.  She grabbed a gun and moved toward the sound.  It was coming from the attic.  Police say she entered the attic and warned whoever was there to show themselves.  When he did not, and she saw movement, she fired and struck the man.

Resident of Home Shoots and Kills Armed Suspect in the 17600 block of Fenton.  On Monday, November 30th, 2020, at approximately 7:00 p.m., in the 17600 block of Fenton, the 22-year-old male suspect, armed with a long gun, entered a home without permission.  Once inside, he confronted an occupant of the home at gunpoint.  At some point during the incident, the resident, who is a CPL holder, produced his handgun and fired multiple shots at the 22-year-old male suspect, striking and fatally wounding him.  Medics responded to the location and pronounced the 22-year-old man dead at the scene.  Officers recovered both weapons from the scene.

Carjacking victim shoots, kills 14-year-old suspect in Jennings.  A 14-year-old boy suspected in an attempted carjacking has died after being shot by the car's owner, police said Monday [11/30/2020].  The boy was identified as Damaurio Thomas of the 5100 block of Lexington Avenue in St.  Louis.  The attempted robbery occurred at 9301 Lewis and Clark Boulevard in Jennings, on the parking lot of a gas station.  Police were notified about 3:45 p.m.  Sunday and found the car's owner and Damaurio near Jennings Station Road and Lewis and Clark Boulevard.  Police said the man who fired the fatal shot was 53 years old.

Clerk shoots robbery suspect in Tuscumbia.  A robbery suspect was airlifted to Huntsville Hospital Monday [11/23/2020] after being shot at a Tuscumbia gas station, police said.  Tuscumbia Police Chief Tony Logan said the robbery happened at the Fuel City on Highway 72 around 11 a.m.  A clerk shot the suspect as he was trying to get away, Logan said.  The clerk, Miranda Mullins, told News 19 she was suspicious of the man when he came into the store because he had his hood up and was wearing sunglasses.  Mullins said the man demanded money at gunpoint.  As he was leaving, Mullins said she pulled a gun from under the counter and shot him in the shoulder.

Suspected burglar shot by resident in south Columbus.  Police are investigating a shooting that left an alleged burglar injured.  According to the Columbus Division of Police, at about 12:54 a.m., Tuesday, an officer observed a vehicle parked in front of a home in the 600 block of Ann Street.  While investigating the vehicle, a resident of the home approached the officer and said that a man had broken into his residence and he had shot the suspect.  The officer then located Branden M. Longhenry, 32, lying in the backseat of the vehicle, suffering from a gunshot wound to the torso.

Woman, 67, fatally shoots man stealing from her Marquette Park garage: police.  A 67-year-old woman shot and killed a man allegedly stealing items from her garage Sunday morning [10/25/2020] in Marquette Park on the Southwest Side.  The homeowner got a call from her neighbor, alerting her that someone was breaking into her garage in the 7100 block of South Mozart Street, according to Chicago police spokeswoman Sally Bown.  The woman told investigators she went outside with a gun and found the man exiting a side door of the garage, holding some of her belongings, Bown said.  She shot him in the chest.

BLM and ANTIFA Thugs Smash Businesses' Windows, Destroy Property Until They Get To THis Well-Armed Bail-Bondsmen.  Notice how these fascists come to a complete standstill once they come face to face with some deadly weaponry during a night of wilding in Vancouver Washington.  Don't even mess with bail-bondsmen, they are used to dealing with thugs.  [Video clip]

Texas Heroes Rail Against Biden Gun-Control Plans.  Two Texas men who took down attackers in separate high-profile church shootings criticized Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's support for strict new gun-control measures in an ad the National Rifle Association released Tuesday [10/27/2020].  Stephen Willeford, who used his AR-15 to end the Sutherland Springs church attack in which 26 people were murdered, and Jack Wilson, who shot and killed an attacker who had murdered two at the West Freeway Church of Christ, slammed Biden's gun plan.  In the video, the pair condemn the former vice president's proposals as "insane," saying Biden will "make the Second Amendment extinct."  They critique Biden's support for a ban on guns such as the popular AR-15 and on magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.  They also take issue with Biden's comments criticizing the right to carry guns in church — the very thing the men believe helped them save lives.  "Biden's dream is to leave us all defenseless against criminals," Wilson says.

MI: Grand Rapids Plans Two Cheap Gun Opportunities, 24 October and 7 November 2020.  The Grand Rapids Michigan Police Department has announced they will be running two gun turn-in events in Grand Rapids, two weeks apart. [...] Gun turn-in events have become rare in states where private sales are legal.  Private buyers advertise at the events and ruin the propaganda value for those who want the population disarmed. [...] Michigan residents can help make the turn-in in Grand Rapids more effective by standing on the curb with your "Cash for Guns" sign, or at a folding table, willing to offer more than the gift card for firearms that are more valuable.  It would be best if numerous private parties were available, as more good guns could then be transferred into responsible hands.  This action serves many useful purposes.  It stretches the turn-in budget so that more guns can be taken off the street.  It helps keep fearful widows from being defrauded of most of the market value of the gun they are turning in.  It prevents valuable assets from being destroyed by bureaucratic inflexibility.  It is a win-win-win situation.

Robbery victim shoots, kills suspected thief on way to meet online date.  A man claims he shot and killed another man who tried to rob him during what he believed was a meetup with a woman he met online.  According to deputies in Harris County, the victim said he planned to meet the woman at an apartment complex along Uvalde Road in Northeast Houston when two men walked up and tried to rob him at gunpoint.  The victim said he pulled out his own gun and shot one of the men before taking off.  He drove to a nearby gas station where he called for help.  [10/16/2020]

Local homeowner shoots man he says vandalized his truck.  Police are investigating after a Killeen homeowner told officers he shot a man who vandalized his truck and then threatened him with an aluminum baseball bat.  The resident, who wasn't identified, told officers the man arrived at his home at around 9:15 a.m.  Tuesday [10/13/2020] in the 1900 block of Kingwood Drive and damaged his truck, which was parked in the driveway, police spokeswoman Ofelia Miramontez said.  When the resident went outside, he saw the man driving off in a blue Honda.

Home intruder shot in Kinsey Sunday morning dies.  The Houston County Sheriff's Office providing additional details today [10/14/2020] in a shooting over the weekend that led to one man's death.  No charges will be filed in the case, because Sheriff Donald Valenza said 34-year-old Dantrail Mills was trying to break into a Kinsey home when he was shot by the homeowner. [...] Mills is no stranger to law enforcement.  He's been arrested more than 20 times.  He was currently on federal probation.

Coroner identifies person fatally shot during reported burglary in Dorchester Co..  A coroner has identified the person who was fatally shot amid a reported burglary in Dorchester County on Friday night [10/9/2020].  According to officials, just before 10 p.m., deputies responded to 105 King Street after learning of shots being fired.  At the scene, authorities were told that one suspect was shot inside the house during an altercation with a homeowner.

Feral hog shot dead in East Idaho.  From a distance, it looked like some garbage had blown into Neal Andrus' corral on County Line Road in Jefferson County on a recent afternoon.  When Andrus went to retrieve it, he found it wasn't garbage at all but a large, black hog sleeping in the sun.  It didn't look like any domestic hog he'd ever seen.  "Every indication told me it was a feral hog with its long snout, short tusks and coarse hair that stood up all along its back," Andrus said. [...] At about dusk, the hog disappeared into some tall overgrowth along a canal and wasn't an easy target for the deputy.  When Andrus maneuvered around the hog to push it back to the deputy, it turned and charged Andrus from about 20 feet.  Andrus shot and killed it.  "It wasn't exactly my easiest moment in the world when it came at me," he said.  "Luckily I had my .45."

Police: Convenience Store Clerk Shoots, Kills Armed Robber.  Police say the clerk of an Ohio convenience store shot and killed one of two suspects during an attempted robbery, and the other suspect and a woman who was in the store were arrested later.

Jewelry store owner shoots robbery suspect 4 times after being stabbed in the head.  A jewelry store owner got attacked in an attempted robbery, being stabbed in the head -- but shot the suspect four times.  Both men are still alive after the incident which happened at Naya's Jewelry on Joseph Campau Friday afternoon [10/9/2020].

Homeowner targeted in NW Miami-Dade home invasion, shootout shares ordeal.  Exterior surveillance cameras showed a family guest's Mercedes-Benz SUV pulling into the driveway.  Seconds later, the perpetrators are seen rushing the vehicle.  The driver of the SUV was forced inside by the robbers, as a group in the home watched the Miami Heat playing in the NBA Finals.  The armed subjects are seen ordering everyone to the ground.  Pacheco, who was in her bedroom at the time, said she grabbed her pistol.  "I said, 'Don't shoot!  My son is in here!'" she said[.]  7News cameras captured parts of Pacheco's home riddled with bullet holes, including a closet door, a bathroom door, a bed's headboard and the TV.  Shattered glass in her front door has since been replaced.

Police: Store owner shoots armed robber.  Police say a store owner shot an armed robber who officers are now questioning in connection with three other robberies reported Sunday [10/18/2020].  San Diego police said a man walked into La Michoacana, a market and taco shop at 1702 Vesta Street, with a gun around 10:40 a.m. and demanded money from two cash registers.  The store owner, a 40-year-old man, handed over the money then grabbed his own gun as the suspect walked away.  The store owner "challenged the suspect" then shot him twice when the suspect turned back toward him, according to police.

Man shoots at suspects during attempted robbery at Neiman Marcus.  Atlanta Police have detained two people at Lenox Mall after multiple shots were fired early Friday evening [10/16/2020].  Around 4:45 p.m. an off-duty officer was flagged down by a witness who stated a person was being robbed inside Neiman Marcus.  The victim told the officer he checking out at the cash register when he was attacked by multiple Black males in an attempt to steal his bag.  During the attack, the victim pulled out a weapon and shot at the four suspects.

Asian Man in Chinatown Shows Why Conceal Carry Works So Well As He Stops Thug With A Flash Of His Gun.  A video shared by ABC7 News shows the co-owner of the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory in San Francisco's Chinatown flashing his concealed weapon Saturday afternoon to stop an attack on a tourist from intensifying.  Kevin Chan was in front of his shop when a man wearing a black sweatshirt pushed a tourist across the alleyway with a strong shove.  [Video clip]

Texas grand jury:  No action against killer of church shooter.  A grand jury in Texas decided Monday [9/28/2020] to take no action against a man who fatally shot an armed man who killed two people at a Fort Worth-area church in late December, prosecutors said.  Jack Wilson, a firearms instructor who trained a volunteer security team at the West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, fatally shot Keith Thomas Kinnunen during a Dec. 29 service after he shot and killed 67-year-old Richard White, another security volunteer, and 64-year-old Anton "Tony" Wallace, a server.

BLM Thugs Interrogate Store Owner If He Supports BLM And Cares About Breonna Taylor, Store Owner Is WELL ARMED And Could Care Less.  This Black Lives Matter thugs are going around Louisville businesses and demanding owners for loyalty to the BLM cause.  If store owners don't acquiesce, then who knows, maybe they won't have a store for long.  This shop owner had purchased an insurance policy beforehand and proudly displayed it in his second amendment loving hands.  [Video clip]

Grand Jury Indicts Omaha Man Who Shot BLM Attacker.  Back in May, a Nebraska man named Jake Gardner was allegedly assaulted, along with his elderly father, by Black Lives Matter protesters outside their family-owned bar.  In the scuffle, Gardner shot and killed a young black man named James Scurlock, who had reportedly climbed onto his back and put him in a choke hold.  Charges against Gardener were not pursued on the grounds of self-defense, but now a grand jury has reversed that decision and indicted Gardner.

Jake Gardner, 'shook up' by indictment in James Scurlock's death, kills himself.  The surreal and sordid ordeal involving a white Omaha bar owner and a young Black Omaha man ended Sunday with a staggering development.  Jake Gardner — awaiting arrest after a grand jury in Omaha indicted him last week — shot himself outside a medical clinic in suburban Portland, Oregon, two law enforcement officials told The World-Herald.  Police in Hillsboro, Oregon, found the 38-year-old former Marine dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound about 12:20 p.m.  Gardner's attorneys, Stu Dornan and Tom Monaghan, said Gardner shot himself on the day he had said he would surrender in connection with manslaughter and three other felony charges stemming from the May 30 confrontation that led to the death of 22-year-old James Scurlock.

Remember Jake Gardner.  Yesterday, we posted the story of a wounded war vet with PTSD who owned a bar in Omaha, Nebraska.  He was essentially killed by the mob.  In May, while trying to stop a repeat looter calling himself Black Lives Matter, the bar owner Jake Gardner was forced into a physical fight with the Black Lives Matter group.  Mr. Gardner fired off two warning shots to stop their assault.  The group backed off but one 22-year-old black man decided to try and choke Mr. Garnder while straddling his back.  In a clear case of self-defense, Mr. Gardner shot the criminal and the criminal died.  The DA saw no need to charge Mr. Gardner with anything after seeing the video.  Things changed after months of assaults by the BLM and the media.  The DA surrendered to the mob and charged Mr. Gardner for an assortment of crimes.  That was Friday.  By Monday, Mr. Gardner was dead.  He shot himself to death.

Innocent Until Proven Trump Supporter.  [Scroll down]  Gardner rushed to help his father, then backed away toward the bar, lifting his shirt to show the protesters he was armed, and telling them to move along.  Again, it's all on tape.  Murmurings can be heard from the crowd:  "That (expletive) got a gun" and "It's not worth it (expletive) you stu-..."  At that point, peaceful protester Alayna Melendez leapt on Gardner from behind (not subscribers to the Marquess of Queensberry rules, these peaceful protesters), knocking him down and into the street, whereupon yet another peaceful protester jumped on top of Gardner, who fired two warning shots in the air, scattering his first two assailants.  Again: all on tape.  Three seconds later, as Gardner was trying to get up, Scurlock jumped on him from behind and put him in a chokehold — which I believe is considered definitive proof of intentional murder when performed by a police officer.  In videos, Gardner can be heard yelling, "Get off me!  Get off me!"  With his right arm pinned, and Scurlock choking him, Gardner moved the gun to his left hand and shot over his shoulder, hitting Scurlock in the collarbone, killing him.

Home invasion suspect shot in Flower Mound.  A home invasion suspect is in critical condition after being shot by a Flower Mound homeowner on Sunday afternoon [9/13/2020].  Flower Mound police responded to a shooting call at approximately 2:22 p.m. Sunday in the 5400 block of Briar Lane.  During the 911 call, the homeowner stated he had shot at an unknown male and female, who had allegedly broken into his house through the back door.  After the gunshot, both individuals fled the location in a vehicle.  Upon arrival, police were able to locate the vehicle a short distance away, where it was determined the male suspect had been shot one time in the chest.

Man trying to rob taxi driver shot with his own gun.  An Oregon man was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly tried to rob a cab driver at gunpoint before getting shot by his own firearm, investigators said.  Josiah Johnson, 18, was picked up by the cab driver in Gresham, Ore., and asked to be driven to Aloha, about 25 miles away.  The driver asked the passenger to provide his phone as collateral due to the long drive, police said.  When they arrived at the destination, the driver said Johnson tried to pay with a $100 bill, which he immediately recognized was fake, according to the police.

Oregon woman holds suspected arsonist at gunpoint as wildfires rage.  An Oregon woman forced a suspected arsonist to the ground at gunpoint after she found him on her property with matches, dramatic video footage shows.  "What are you doing on my property?  Did you light anything on fire?" Kat Cast shouts as she clutches a firearm, according to footage she posted on Facebook.  When the unidentified man responds that he was "just passing through," she demands to know why he's holding matches.

Woman in Oregon holds arsonist in the ground at gunpoint.  An Oregon woman held an alleged arsonist at gunpoint until police arrived at the scene after the man claimed he was going to start a fire on her property.  In the footage shared on Kat Cast's Facebook page, Cast is seen driving up to the man as someone in her vehicle films the incident.  Cast gets out the vehicle holding a handgun, walks over to the man, who has not been identified, and orders him to get on the ground.  [Video clip]

Police: Klamath Falls Man Shot by 'Armed Citizen' After Trying to Murder [His] Girlfriend.  Officers responding to a reported gunshot victim on Sunday later discovered that he was the instigator of an attempted murder, according to Klamath Falls Police.  Officers were dispatched to the 800-block of E Main Street in Klamath Falls after a 911 call reporting that a man had been shot outside of a convenience store.  They arrived to find 29-year-old Taylor Reed Jackson suffering from gunshot wounds to the right shoulder and right leg.  Jackson was taken to Sky Lakes Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.

Commonwealth Attorney:  Son justified in shooting of father armed with axe in Lee County fight.  A shooting in Lee County involving a father and son has been ruled as justified, according to Commonwealth Attorney H. Fuller Cridlin.  Virginia State Police began investigating a shooting on Sugar Maple Drive on August 5.  VSP reported that the shooting occurred after a fight started between two family members and involved an axe.  According to a post from Cridlin on Wednesday, August 19, the shooting was ruled as justified due to the 53-year-old father in the fight swinging the axe at his son and saying he planned to kill him.

Man arraigned on assault charges for argument leading to gunfire in Youngstown.  Reports said a woman used an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle Friday to defend herself from an ex-boyfriend who fired several rounds at her from a semiautomatic handgun.  Dwaylin Jenkins, 30, of Youngstown, was arraigned in municipal court Monday [8/10/2020] on a charge of felonious assault for an argument that led to an exchange of gunfire about 10:45 a.m.  Friday at the woman's home in the 100 block of North Evanston Avenue.

Customer confronts suspects with gun at Columbia Waffle House, shots fired.  Richland County deputies say two suspects have been arrested in an early morning attempted armed robbery of a Columbia Waffle House.  Officers cahrged 19-year-old Jamal Ford and 22-year-old Kenji Yates with attempted armed robbery.  Investigators say it happened around midnight on Tuesday, August 11 at the Waffle House located on 2345 Broad River Road.

Burglar High On Drugs Held At Gunpoint By Resident, ECSO Reports.  An alleged burglar high on methamphetamine and spice was held at gunpoint until deputies arrived after he walked into a Cottage Hill home.  Matthew Arrington Haveard, age 35 of Cantonment, was charged with felony burglary of an occupied dwelling.  He was released from the Escambia County Jail Wednesday on a $5,000 bond.  A resident of Wishbone Road told the Escambia County Sheriff's Office that he was at home on his computer just after 9 p.m.  Monday when he noticed Haveard inside the home.  Haveard immediately raised his hands when confronted, and the resident grabbed his handgun before leading Haveard back outside.

Name, timeline released in Palo deadly home invasion.  The Linn County Sheriff's Office has released more information on a deadly home invasion in Palo Monday morning.  Authorities said the intruder has been identified as Kevin Kawanzel Harris, 40, of Cedar Rapids.  It all started before 3 a.m. when Harris crashed his Buick Encore into two parked vehicles in the 4600 block of Timber Road.  Shortly after, several homeowners in the area of Sage and Ridgeview Drives in Palo called 911 to report someone attempting to break into their homes.  It is believed by authorities that Harris was the subject of these calls.

FPPD: Port St. Lucie man acting erratically was fatally shot by other man in parking lot.  Fearing for his life, a Fort Pierce man fatally shot a Port St. Lucie man in a bank parking lot, Fort Pierce Police said.  On Friday afternoon [9/4/2020] around 3:51 p.m., officers said they got a call about a shooting outside the Wells Fargo Bank Branch, located at 2597 South U.S. Highway 1.  When officers arrived, they said they found a 43-year-old Port St. Lucie man dead from a gunshot wound at the scene.

Off-Duty Cook County Corrections Officer Shoots Armed Robber Who Was Trying To Carjack Him, Officials Say.  An off-duty Cook County Sheriff's corrections officer shot and wounded a man who was trying to carjack him along with two others in South Chicago early Thursday morning [9/3/2020], officials said.  Around 2:30 a.m., the off-duty corrections officer was getting out of his car in the 7900 block of South Essex Avenue when three men walked up and tried to steal his car, according to the Sheriff's office.

Park Manor robbery:  Man shot, killed while trying to rob South Side gas station, Chicago police say.  A man trying to rob a gas station in Park Manor on the South Side Thursday night was shot and killed in the process, Chicago police said.  The man tried to rob the gas station in the 6700-block of South Cottage Grove Avenue about 9:50 p.m. with a shotgun, police said.  But another individual shot the would-be robber in the back and face before the shooter left the store, according to police. [...] The shooter has not yet been found, police said.

Man with concealed carry permit scares off would-be carjacker.  A Colorado man says he doesn't regret his actions after confronting a would-be carjacker outside a local supremarket.  About 12:30 p.m. on Aug. 28, Paul Heagerty says he feared the worst when a man walked up to him while he was putting away his groceries and threatened him with a gun.

Billings pizza delivery driver shoots alleged robber.  One man is in the hospital with a gunshot wound after apparently trying to rob a worker delivering a pizza on the South Side Friday night [9/11/2020].  Multiple Billings Police Department cruisers responded around 8:20 p.m. to the 300 block of South 28th Street, blocking off a portion of the road between Third and Fourth Avenue South.  The condition of the man is unknown, and police are still conducting an investigation.  "The pizza delivery guy was attempting to deliver pizzas, when he claims that he was robbed.  While in the process of being robbed, in self-defense he's claiming, he fired a weapon, striking the suspect," said Billings Police Sgt. Clyde Reid.

Police: Carjackers charged with murder after victim kills accomplice in self-defense.  A man and woman have been charged with murder after an armed carjacking victim shot and killed their 18-year-old accomplice in self defense at a South County car wash over the weekend. [...] St. Louis County prosecutors on Tuesday [9/1/2020] charged Markus Billingsley, 34, and Radonna Smith, 36, both of the 3900 block of South Grand Boulevard in St. Louis, 63118, with a slate of felonies in Whitfield's death.  Along with second-degree murder, prosecutors also charged the pair with first-degree assault, first-degree robbery, vehicle hijacking and four counts of armed criminal action.  It is the first known use in South County of the newly enacted vehicle hijacking/carjacking law sponsored by Rep. David Gregory of Sunset Hills.  Billingsley and Smith are being held in the St. Louis County Justice Center on $250,000 cash-only bond.

Police: Resident shoots & kills intruder in NE Baltimore home invasion.  A resident shot and killed an intruder during a home invasion in northeast Baltimore early this morning [9/9/2020], confirmed city police.  It happened at about 2:09 a.m. on Marx Avenue near Simms Avenue, in the Moravia/Belair Road area.  Investigators said a 20-year-old man had just broken into the home when he was confronted by someone who lived there.  The resident took out a gun and shot the intruder.

Investigation ongoing after homeowner shoots alleged intruder in St.  Landry Parish.  [Scroll down]  Homeowners have the right to protect themselves and their property, Sheriff Guidroz says, however he adds you must be able to prove an imminent threat.  "I don't want people to think they can't protect themselves, but you have to feel your life or family member's life is in danger," continues Sheriff Guidroz.  Sheriff Guidroz explains once a suspect is fleeing or their back is turned, there is no probable cause for a weapon's discharge.  "Once the threat has diminished, law enforcement or homeowners do not have to right by law to take or use deadly fire," Sheriff Guidroz explains.

Gun Store Owner Who Shot Alleged Robber: 'Don't Come Back, I've Got More Ammo'.  A gun store owner in Richardson, Texas, faked a heart attack during an alleged armed robbery Thursday, buying time to get his hands on a gun and shoot one of the suspects.  CBS DFW reported the incident occurred around 3 p.m. at Mike's Gun Room.  Fox 4 reported that 77-year-old Mike Brown was in the store by himself when four masked men entered, acting as customers, then proceeded with an alleged robbery attempt.

Gun Saves Man from Peaceful Protest.  This is an excellent example of a situation in which the mere display of a handgun sent dozens of attackers scrambling to get away.  [Video clip]

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Pennsylvania woman surprises attacker by shooting him in the neck with 'warning shot': cops.  In this case, the shooting victim wasn't a victim at all.  Instead, the shooting investigation turned on its head when police found the shooter — who was the real victim.  As WJAC-TV in Johnstown reports, what started as a call for a man with a gunshot wound to his neck turned into a case of an assault thwarted by a woman with a gun who said she only meant to fire a warning shot.  But the bullet found its target, instead.

Florida woman shoots, kills man trying to break into her home.  A Florida woman shot and killed a man who returned to her home after an argument early Saturday [8/22/2020] and tried to use a tire iron to smash his way inside, authorities said.  The shooting happened just after 6 a.m. in an unincorporated area of Auburndale in Polk County, Sheriff Grady Judd said at a news conference.  Judd said it appeared the "shooter was perfectly legal to defend her home from a burglar."

Suspect shot in home invasion.  A suspect in a home invasion is being treated for gunshot wounds after exchanging gun fire with the home owner, the Cullman County Sheriff's Office reported.  According to the CCSO, residents of a Garden City home woke in the early morning hours of Monday, Aug. 17 to find four suspects breaking in.  Upon seeing the homeowner, who was armed, the suspects exited the home with the homeowner in pursuit.  One suspect, who has not been identified, was shot during an exchange of gunfire and is now being treated in a regional hospital.  Charges are pending on the suspect.

Police: Man shoots teen during attempted home invasion in Logan.  Authorities are investigating after a man opened fire on a teenager and another man during an attempted home invasion in Logan early Friday morning [8/14/2020].  Police were responding to the victim's home when officers say they were flagged down by a wounded 17-year-old male near the intersection of 11th Street and Chew Avenue.

Woman armed with handgun stops burglary, four people arrested, Bell County Sheriff's Department says.  A Bell County woman armed with a gun confronted a burglar who broke into her home in the 3800 block of Stillhouse Dr. Monday night [8/17/2020], according to the Bell County Sheriff's Department.  The woman was upstairs and heard what sounded like someone kicking down the front door, the sheriff's department said.  She went down stairs with a handgun and confronted the burglar, who the sheriff's department said was also armed.

Suspect shot in home invasion dies; police seeking accomplice.  Tulsa police are searching for a man with a gunshot wound after a homeowner reportedly shot two men who broke into his home early Friday morning [8/7/2020].  Officers responded to the home in the 800 block of North New Haven Avenue about 1:40 a.m.  Friday and found the homeowner bleeding from the head after being pistol whipped.  The homeowner said his dog's barking alerted them to the intruders' presence.  Despite being pistol whipped, the homeowner told investigators he managed to take the gun away and shoot both intruders.  The man found in the bedroom, who remains unidentified, was taken St. John Medical Center and was pronounced dead later Friday morning.  The homeowner was reportedly hospitalized with head injuries.

Homeowner In Poulsbo Shoots Man Suspected of Causing Crashes.  The incident started at about 4:30 p.m. [8/5/2020] on Viking Way, where 38-year-old Eric William Rose was believed to have been driving a 2008 Jeep.  Witnesses said he was traveling at a high rate of speed when he rear-ended a pickup.  Rose then continued driving, but crossed into the oncoming lane and had a nearly head-on collision with another vehicle.  There were no serious injuries reported from the crash, but Rose reportedly ran from the scene to a nearby property where he attempted to enter the house.  Deputies say a confrontation ensued between the driver and the homeowner that ended when the homeowner fired several shots from a handgun at Rose, who was later declared dead at the scene.  The homeowner was not arrested.  He and his wife were cooperative with investigators and gave a statement Monday.

Seattle Protesters Turned Away When Confronted by Armed Residents: 'That's Why You Are Peaceful'.  Left-wing protesters were chased off by armed residents in the Seattle suburbs ... and it was glorious.  With their faces covered and their backpacks bulging with heaven-knows-what, a group of protesters were on their way to Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best's Snohomish County home on Saturday when they were successfully stopped and chased away by a group of people who identified themselves as local residents.  The protesters were then informed they were trespassing on a private road and that local law enforcement was on the way.

Black Mass Shooter Kills Two Random Men in Indiana Before Being Gunned Down by CCW Holder.  On Wednesday 22-year-old black male Joshua Hayes traveled a few miles outside Indianapolis to Brownsburg, a neighboring community.  Joshua Hayes stopped his car, got out and started shooting at the first people he saw — two white males working at a cemetery.  One victim was hit, and fell in the road.  Shooter Hayes walked up to him and shot him three times point blank in the chest killing him.  Hayes then chased the second man down shooting at him and hitting him.  Joshua Hayes then approached the wounded man, and as his gun was pointed at the second victim's head, a man sitting in his car (which was hit by bullets) witnessing all of this and a concealed carry weapon holder, got out of his vehicle and shot the shooter dead. [...] Of course, this did not make any national headlines.  Just like the like the young white mother Jessica Whitaker who was shot in Indianapolis by Black Lives Matter protesters.

Florida homeowner shoots 3 home intruders, 2 fatally: sheriff.  A teen was facing charges for a would-be armed home invasion robbery in Florida in which his two accomplices were shot and killed and he was wounded, authorities said.  The person who shot them was the homeowner victim who had a gun and used it to defend himself when he encountered the intruders in his home in Wesley Chapel shortly before 1 a.m.  Friday, Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said.  "The victim in this case was exercising his Second Amendment right to protect himself in his home," Nocco said.

Three Men Break Into a Gun Collector's Home, None of Them Leave Without Leaks, Only One Leaves the Good Way.  Whether the police are defunded or not, your first line of defense doesn't come from someone with a badge.  In most situations, of course, when time is of the essence, you're on your own.  A squad car can show up after the fact, and a report can be written; but in most cases when danger finds you, a cop won't be your salvation.  A Florida homeowner can attest to such, as he was recently met with a middle-of-the-night home invasion.  As relayed Fox News, the man was playing video games around 1 a.m.  Friday night [7/10/2020] in the Wesley Chapel area when he heard shattering glass.  Subsequently, he grabbed his firearm.  As it turned out, a crew of young men had broken in.  The intruding trio consisted of 21-year-olds Luis Casado and Khyle Durham as well as 19-year-old Jeremiah Trammel.  It was three against one, but the king of the castle was locked and loaded.

Robbery Suspect Shot Dead by Convenience Store Bystander.  An armed bystander shot a robbery suspect dead in the parking lot of a Scottsdale, Arizona, convenience store early Friday morning [7/3/2020].  12 News reports the robbery suspect, 38-year-old Robert Blackwater, entered a Circle K on Indian School and 82nd Street and allegedly shot at the clerk, who fled the store unharmed.

Portland Rioters Surround Car and Driver Shoots His Way Out.  Every night for the past six weeks in Portland, Oregon, antifa and Black Lives Matter rioters, looters and vandals have turned what used to be a nice neighborhood in downtown into a war zone.  Portlanders are sick of it.  The police commissioner/mayor and the new BLM-approved police chief have done little about it.  The Portland Police Officers Association held a scathing news conference, issuing a no-confidence throwdown to City Hall and begging elected officials to stop defending antifa.  But next to nothing has been done by local Portland police.

Deadly shooting of a teen maybe connected to attempted robbery.  A deadly shooting of a 15-year-old maybe connected to an attempted robbery investigation.  WREG first told you Sunday afternoon [6/29/2020] a 15-year-old was dropped off at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital with a gunshot wound, in critical condition.

Sister pulls out gun and saves her brother from would-be robbers.  An attempted home invasion and robbery is thwarted by a sister with a gun who's quick reaction helped to save her brother.  It was early Sunday morning [6/28/2020] when a Shreveport homeowner said he was working on his Jeep in his garage along with his sister when two men with guns rushed up to him shouting "where's the money?"  "I was leaning into my Jeep and two boys came up behind me and one grabbed me by my arm and the other grabbed me by my head and went to walk me into my house and ... we ended up getting into a shootout in my garage," he said.

Police: Alleged intruder shot, killed by homeowner in Coloma Township.  One man is dead after he allegedly broke into a home in Coloma Township and was shot by the homeowner early Thursday morning [6/25/2020].  Coloma Township Police Chief Wes Smigielski identified the deceased man as Kevin Cox, 47.  The homeowner's name is being withheld as the investigation continues, Smigielski said.

Homeowner fatally shoots man in DeKalb County, sheriff says.  The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating a deadly shooting in DeKalb County.  One man died in the shooting on Carter Drive in Smithville at about 12:30 p.m.  Thursday [6/25/2020].  Responding crews found the man lying on the front porch of a home with gunshot wounds.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Cleveland resident fatally shoots alleged burglar; police investigating.  The Cleveland Division of Police is investigating the shooting death of a 40-year-old man.  Officials responded to a home in the 3300 block of East 137th Street around 9:20 a.m. for a call indicating a burglary and shooting.  At the scene, the victim found shot inside the home and later died at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center.  He has since been identified as Lavar Overton.

Domestic Terrorism — Missouri Couple Defends Their Home From Rampaging Mob Who Broke Through Perimeter Gate on Private Property.  Coming soon to a home near you.  A Missouri mob of looters/protestors was very lucky not to be legally shot as a well-armed couple defend their home from the mob that broke through their perimeter gate.  Video shows the armed couple facing down the mob.  The important aspect is here the mob was not on a public street; the mob represented a clear threat; and Missouri has strong Castle Doctrine laws that do not require a duty of the homeowner to retreat from the threat.  This mob was very fortunate the couple were well disciplined in their use of firearms.

St. Louis couple draw firearms on protesters outside their home.  A married couple brandished firearms at a group of protesters who marched through their upscale St. Louis neighborhood Sunday night on their way to the home of Mayor Lyda Krewson.  The male homeowner stood barefoot on his Renaissance-style porch in the Central West End neighborhood while carrying a semi-automatic weapon around 6 p.m. local time, while his wife pointed a pistol at the gathering.  The couple confronted the group of about 300 protesters after they breached a gate in the neighborhood, according to a local NBC affiliate.  A video on Twitter showed the woman pointing the firearm at passing protesters while shouting.

88-year-old liquor store owner who shot alleged thief no 'little old lady'.  Tough-talking, alleged shoplifter-shooting, 88-year-old Nashville liquor store owner May Boyce wants criminals to know "I'm fed up and I'm not taking it anymore."  The octogenarian was back at work Saturday after being charged with aggravated assault for shooting a man she said was trying to steal whiskey.  "I did what I had to do, and I hope word gets out on the street that I'm fed up and I'm not taking it anymore," she told The [New York] Post Saturday [6/20/2020] from her store, where supportive customers lined up.  "You've got to stick up for yourself sometimes."  Boyce said she's been robbed a number of times in the past, especially over the past four years, and she's often been scared.

Raging mob of protesters violently attack, threaten to kill man until he pulls out his gun.  Why is he the one arrested?  A member of a violent New Mexico rage mob brought a skateboard to a gun fight, with the expected outcome occurring.  As seen in a viral video, a man is beating a hasty retreat from a left-wing protest at a monument of conquistador Juan de Oñate — the mob was calling for the statue to be removed, and began to take matters into their own hands with a pickax, according to the Albuquerque Journal.  This being a fair representation of the left-wing chaos in American streets today.  Members of the armed New Mexico Civil Guard, a civilian group, tried to protect the monument, intervening when the pickax was deployed, the newspaper reported — why local police were not involved is another question.

Looter Dead After Allegedly Breaking into Gun Store, Getting Shot by Owner.  A looter who allegedly broke into a Philadelphia gun store overnight was pronounced dead at the scene after the store owner shot him in the head just after 4 a.m.  Fox 5 reports a "crew of looters reportedly attempted to break in," but the store owner was ready for them.  6 ABC reports the owner had his business, the Firing Line Gun Range and Gun Store, staked out because of another attempted burglary and he was watching surveillance cameras when he saw "three or four men use wire cutters to break through the gate and enter the store."

Man shot, killed during burglary attempt at South Philadelphia gun store, police say.  Police said one person is dead following a shooting during a burglary attempt inside a South Philadelphia gun store early Tuesday [6/2/2020].  It happened around 4:20 a.m. on the 1500 block of South Front Street in the Pennsport section of the city.

Robbery victim shoots, kills suspect in DeKalb neighborhood, cops say.  Police said a robbery suspect was shot and killed by his intended victim Friday morning [5/29/2020] in a neighborhood near Lithonia High School.  The man who was killed, identified as 19-year-old Aaron Cobb, is accused of going to a location on Marbut Farms Trace about 1 a.m. to commit a robbery, DeKalb police spokeswoman Michaela Vincent told  Cobb was allegedly accompanied by others at the time of the shooting.

Person shot during attempted home invasion in Lorain.  The Lorain [Ohio] Police Department is investigating a May 29 shooting where a homeowner shot an intruder.  Officers were called at 12:33 p.m. to the 1500 block of West 24th Street for the incident, according to a Lorain police news release.  Officers arrived and found an 18-year-old Lorain man outside of the home with a gunshot wound to the head.  At the time of the release, he was in grave condition.  He was transported to Mercy Health Lorain Hospital by LifeCare.

70-year-old man attacked, stabbed while walking down McKees Rocks street.  Allegheny County police are searching for a man accused of stabbing a 70-year-old man in McKees Rocks Wednesday night [5/27/2020].  The man was walking on Wright Street around 10:15 p.m. when police said he was attacked and stabbed with a knife by another man who was following him.  The victim was able to stop the attack by pulling out a gun he was legally allowed to carry and firing a shot.

Suspected burglar fatally shot by homeowner in Everett.  A suspected burglar was shot dead by a homeowner during an apparent break-in in Everett Thursday morning [5/28/2020].  The homeowner called 911 just before 5 a.m. to report shooting someone inside his home along 126th Street Southeast, according to Aaron Snell with Everett Police.  Officers arrived to find a critically wounded man in his 30s.  Officers and medics attempted to revive the man, but he was later pronounced dead at the scene.  Investigators believe the burglar broke into the home and went into a room containing guns.  The homeowner, a man in his 70s, awoke to sounds in his home, confronted the intruder and shot him, Snell said.

Apparent burglar shot, killed after breaking into Hesperia home.  A Hesperia man was shot and killed after he forced his way into a home in the middle of the night, authorities said.  Sheriff's deputies say Julian Robert Sanchez Garcia, 31, of Hesperia, forced his way into a home on Balsam Avenue around 2:49 a.m.  Monday [5/25/2020].  Two men who were home at the time say they heard yelling and pounding on the front door at the time.  They said Garcia then forced his way inside the home.  A shooting occurred and Garcia was struck by gunfire and later pronounced dead at the scene.

Highly Trained Competitive Shooter Survives Gunfight.  In this situation, with a weapon pointed directly at him and his GF, BJ decided to take action and drew his handgun.  The armed attacker started shooting right away, firing a total of 8 shots, and hitting a tire of BJ's car.  BJ fired back 10 shots and got all ten hits, 9 in the body and one in "the central nervous system."  The distance between the attackers and BJ was very significant, which was even noted in a police report.  According to BJ himself, who kindly answered my questions when I was working on the article:  "Fight started at 14 yards, ended at 23."  Despite the relatively long distance to the attackers, low light conditions, and the fact that the threat was moving and shooting back, BJ "saw the sights at all times" and did not miss a single shot.

Italian Bakery Owners Welcome Cleveland Looters with an Impressive Arsenal.  What began as a peaceful protest in Cleveland on Saturday — over the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer — turned violent as the day progressed, prompting Mayor Frank Jackson to issue an 8 p.m. curfew and to request National Guard reinforcements to protect the city from rioters.  Corbo's, a tiny family-owned bakery in the city's historic Playhouse Square district, took matters into their own hands, brandishing their firearms when rioters came calling.

Give Up Your Guns Because Democrats Will Totally Protect You.  Watching the Minneapolis Police Department abandon its precinct to the torch and crowbar-wielding peaceful protesters in that Democrat-run state and city, my first thought was that I should disarm.  After all, I have been reliably informed by our smart and competent elite betters that I don't need firearms because the police will protect me, and I am sure that even though they can't defend their own police station they will absolutely defend me, my family, and our pet unicorn Chet.  Confusingly, I have also been reliably informed that the police are evil monsters of racism and badness and that they should be the only ones with guns because of reasons that I am not clear on, but I do know that our smart and competent elite betters know better.  If you have any doubts about that, just look at the urban paradise that is progressive Minneapolis.

Citizens With AR15's Protect Salem Storefronts During Protest.  As the riots swept the nation over the weekend, the terrorists set their sights on lil' ol' Salem, Oregon, about an hour south of Portland.  Upon hearing news of the protests, Glamour Salon owner Lindsey Graham put out a call for armed citizens to come and defend her shop and other stores in the area.  You may recall that Graham has been the target of state fines and threats after she dared to open her salon in defiance of the governor's Covid orders.

Rochester Business owner Pulls Up To His Business Being Looted, Pulls Out Shotgun, STARTS BLASTING!.  A Rochester, New York store owner pulled up to his business on Saturday and saw it being surrounded by looters, so he did something about it.  The man jumped out of his car, grabbed his gun, and bravely dashed towards his store while firing.  The looters scattered like cockroaches as the man approached the building, Terminator style.  [Video clip]

As Minneapolis Burns, Armed Citizens Deter Rioters and Looters Without Firing a Shot.  The only thing between several businesses and a bunch of people rioting is a couple of unnamed armed citizens.  As all hell breaks loose in Minneapolis over the lack of action taken against a police officer who killed a citizen on video, some self-titled "free Americans" helped store owners protect their property.  They heard that the store owners had boarded up windows and were standing guard with machetes, and they went to help.  But if you think the men were there because they disagreed with the protests, you'd be incorrect.

Husband in 70s Shoots, Kills Suspect to Stop Attack on Wife.  Florida's Bay County Sheriff's Office (BSCO) indicates a husband in his 70s intervened to stop an attack on his wife Tuesday by shooting and killing an intrusion suspect.  Fox New reported that the incident occurred in Panama City just after 6 a.m.

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One man dead in Panama City home invasion.  Around 6 a.m.  Bay County deputies got a call about a man breaking and entering near the 2300 block of Mound Avenue.  Neighbors say a call like this is very usual for the area. [...] "The homeowner was actually out in the driveway loading gas cans into his vehicle," said Bay County Sheriff Tommy Ford.  Deputies say the homeowner felt uncomfortable when he saw Edwards approaching him in a threatening manner, so he went inside.  "The homeowner then heard the front door crash and the subject basically crashed through the glass and entered the home.  A female inside the residence was in the living room area on the couch and the subject attacked her," said Ford.

Rioting Erupted In Minneapolis and 'Armed Rednecks' Stepped In to Protect Businesses.  Chaos erupted in Minneapolis Wednesday night, with people looting and rioting following the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed by a white police officer.  Two men decided to utilize their Second Amendment rights to prevent people from looting nearby stores. [...] The two men were asked why they were protecting the particular businesses they were in front of.  They said they had been patrolling businesses nearby and ended up in that parking lot because the smoke shop was closed but the owners were having the defend their business.

Florida man shoots at three armed robbers who broke into his home.  Three armed robbers got the shock of their lives when they broke into a Florida apartment — and were shot at by the person inside, police said.  Chilling surveillance video shows the trio walking up to a second-story Neptune Beach residence on Tuesday evening, as one of them uses his body to push in the door.  Seconds later, about five gunshots ring out and the three men scurrying out, with one even leaping over the balcony to the ground.  [Video clip]

Woman Shoots Intrusion Suspect Dead After Attack on Her Fiance.  An intrusion suspect in Fredericksburg, Texas, was shot dead by a homeowner's fiance Saturday morning after he allegedly choked the homeowner unconscious.  The woman was the homeowner's fiancee.  KVUE reports the incident began when the 73-year-old homeowner hold noises in the night and went to investigate.  The homeowner, Curtis Roys, discovered that an individual, 19-year-old Cleto Neri Solorzano, was allegedly trying to break through the patio door.

Armed Samaritan in California Takes Out Criminal who Shot at Police.  Another Armed Samaritan came to the assistance of police during a gunfight.  This example is somewhat unusual.  It occurred in California, which routinely infringes on Second Amendment rights.

Virginia Store Employee Jailed for Shooting Masked Burglars.  An employee working at a smoke shop business in Arlington, Virginia has been arrested and charged after the Arlington County Police Department says he shot at people trying to break into the store where he was working, according to The Daily Caller.  Jowan Zuber, the smoke shop owner defended the jailed employee who could face decades in prison for firing his weapon at a group of masked burglars, wounding one.

Virginia Clerk Is Locked Up for Shooting at 3 Masked Robbers in His Store.  A Virginia store clerk heard a crash that sounded like a car had crashed into the place at 4:30 a.m. on Sunday.  He grabbed a gun and shot at three masked men he found stealing merchandise and cash from the shop.  When it was over, the clerk was the one in handcuffs.  He now sits in jail on no bail, charged with crimes for which he could be locked up for 20 years.  Those charges include:  "Malicious Wounding, Reckless Handling of a Firearm and Violation of a Protective Order."  Police say they'll get around to charging the robbers later.

Concealed carrier fatally shoots active shooter suspect in Oklahoma.  A concealed carry permit holder fatally shot a woman after she reportedly began firing on customers at a north Tulsa, Okla. shopping center on Friday [3/27/2020].  Tulsa Police responded to a shooting incident outside a shopping center on the 5300 block of North Peoria Avenue around 6:30 p.m. Friday [3/27/2020], Tulsa World reported.  The still-unidentified woman was found dead at the scene.

Thank the Second Amendment:  Armed hero stops possible Florida mass shooting.  How can you tell whether or not the liberal media will pick up an incident of gun violence and turn it into a national story?  It's simple:  If the shooting is successful, they will give it wall-to-wall coverage for a week.  If it is stopped by an armed citizen, however, the liberal media will almost always pretend it never happened or glance over the story with only brief mention or coverage.  This oversight is perhaps a bit more understandable at the moment, given the national coronavirus crisis consuming the country and dominating media coverage.  But it's still absolutely worth highlighting the heroic story of a man who on Friday shot and stopped an armed shooter who opened fire on shoppers at a shopping center in Oklahoma

Good Guy With a Gun Stops Woman Who Allegedly Opened Fire on Customers at Tulsa Shopping Plaza.  A "good guy with a gun" fatally shot a woman who had allegedly began to open fire on customers at a shopping plaza in Oklahoma on Friday evening [3/27/2020].  The woman had reportedly got into an altercation in the parking lot of the shopping center in Tulsa and returned with a gun a few minutes later.

Indy homeowner shoots and kills suspected intruder, police say.  A homeowner opened fire on a man police say was trying to break into his home early Tuesday morning [3/24/2020].

Gardnerville man shot by homeowner during attempted home invasion in Douglas County.  A Gardnerville man is dead after being shot during an attempted home invasion in Douglas County on Saturday night [3/21/2020].  Deputies responded to the 1400 block of Bumblebee Dr. shortly after 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 21.  When police arrived on scene, the found 36-year-old Josuha McCarthy dead from multiple gunshot wounds.

Man shot while trying to break into Gwinnett home, police say.  A man was shot in the leg Wednesday while trying to break into a home in Gwinnett County, police said.  According to a Gwinnett police report, the resident was in the bedroom of his home on Peachtree Street when he heard loud banging at his back door shortly before 9 p.m.

One injured in late night shooting.  A late night shooting landed a burglary suspect in the hospital.  Just after 4 a.m. [3/20/2020] police were called to the 1200 block of Bernice Drive.  According to CCPD, a man with at least one gunshot wound stumbled out of a home and knocked on a neighbors door.  They called 9-1-1.  Police originally detained the accused shooter, but later learned he was the homeowner.  They say the man who'd been shot broke into the house.

Man shot, off-duty Chicago cop returns fire in Gage Park, police say.  A man was shot, and an off-duty Chicago police officer who was with him returned fire Friday night in the Gage Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side.  About 8 p.m., the 41-year-old man and off-duty Chicago police officer were sitting inside a vehicle in the 5100 block of South Washtenaw Avenue when an unknown black vehicle pulled up, according to Chicago police.  Someone from the black vehicle opened fire at them and grazed the 41-year-old with a bullet in the calf, police said.

West Side Neighborhood Watch.  Police responded to a disturbance in the parking lot of a West Market Street store March 1 after a man reported a group of males approached him, demanded his motorcycle and threatened him.  The victim, who has a permit to carry a gun, put his hand on the weapon, took out his cellphone and told them he was calling the police and they fled.  Police located the males, and the victim identified them.  An adult man and three juveniles were charged with disorderly conduct.  The juveniles were released to their parents.

Homeowner shoots and kills suspect who kicked in the back door and charged him.  A 19-year-old was shot and killed while breaking into a Vancouver home the night of February 13th, authorities said.  Vancouver PD responded to what they believe was a burglary around 10:20 p.m. in the River View Neighborhood along Southeast Beach Drive.  Police said the suspect kicked in a back door and was inside the home when they were confronted by the homeowner, who had a gun.  The burglar charged the homeowner, who fired and shot the suspect.  The suspect ran outside and collapsed.  When authorities arrived the suspect was already dead.

Man dead after attempted robbery, shootout on Tuscarora Reservation.  One man is dead after an aborted robbery on the Tuscarora Reservation early Sunday led to a high-speed chase that ended with the arrest of three suspects in the Town of Wheatfield, according to the Niagara County Sheriff's Office and Lewiston police.  The Sheriff's Office dispatch received a call at 4:48 a.m. of shots fired in the area of Mount Hope Road in the Town of Lewiston.  The Sheriff's Office said three armed suspects entered the house, exchanged shots with the homeowner and fled the scene.

State's Attorney:  Property owner who shot man in self-defense identified as local public defender.  The Tazewell County State's Attorney, Stu Umholtz, confirmed that the man who fired the fatal shots in this case, is also the Tazewell County Public Defender.  According to police, Luke Taylor, shot at 41-year-old Daniel L. Williamson after he charged at Taylor and bit his face and head.  Police said the shots were fired in self-defense.

Masked intruder shot during home invasion in Katy.  A home invasion suspect was shot Friday morning [2/28/2020] in Katy, a sergeant with the Harris County Sheriff's Office confirmed.  The suspect, who was reportedly wearing a mask, was shot in the arm after burglarizing a home in the 18700 block of Sandleford.  The suspect was taken to a nearby hospital where he is expected to survive.

12 Times Gun Owners Defended Themselves and Others.  According to almost every major study on the issue, Americans use their firearms defensively between 500,000 and 3 million times each year.  Even if we assume the lower end of this range, it means an incredible number of times that Americans relied on the Second Amendment — not government getting there on time — to protect their inalienable rights.  During every month of last year, we highlighted some of the stories of average, everyday Americans who used their guns to protect their lives and livelihoods from criminals.  The first month of 2020 provided still more examples of citizens exercising their Second Amendment rights in defense of themselves and others.

Husband and wife draw their guns and take down gunman who burst into fried chicken restaurant.  A pair of married off-duty police officers on a date night foiled an armed robbery at a fried chicken restaurant.  Dramatic CCTV footage shows Detective Chase McKeown and Officer Nicole McKeown draw their weapons and confront the masked gunman in the Raising Cane's branch in Louisville, Kentucky.  The pair gave chase as the robber fled through the town and arrested him nearby with the help of local officers.  The couple, who are officers with the Elizabethtown Police Department about 50 miles south of Louisville, were enjoying their weekly date night on Saturday when the suspect entered the restaurant wearing a surgical face mask.

Hunter kills boar charging at him.  "Experienced hunters say that wild boar can be even more dangerous to hunt than a bear.  Equipped with thick, razor-sharp tusks, and a razor-sharp mind (hogs are the 4th most intelligent animal in the world) a wild boar can weigh a staggering 660 lbs and exhibit extremely aggressive and unpredictable behavior.  Hunters be warned!  After wounding a boar, give the animal plenty of time before you follow it in to the bush.  Otherwise, you'll go from being the hunter to the hunted.  [Video clip]

Pregnant Mother Saved Family by Killing Intruder with AR-15.  Jeremy King, who was attacked by the masked intruders, said "it became real violent, real fast," according to Bay News 9.  During the home invasion, King endured a severe beating at the hands of the masked men. [...] King tried to inform them, "'I have nothing for you," He recounted, "And they're like, 'Give me everything you got.'  It became real violent, real fast."  In the meantime, King's heavily pregnant wife witnessed the beating, before the masked gunmen fired in her direction.  The eight-month-pregnant mother returned fire with her semi-automatic rifle, scoring a hit on one intruder who managed to escape, but was found dead in a ditch roughly 200 feet away from the Kings' home.

Armed NC dad 'turned the tables' on home invader after hearing daughter scream.  In yet another case of a good guy with a gun being able to protect himself and his family from a criminal, a North Carolina dad "turned the tables" on a home invasion suspect after hearing his daughter scream.  The homeowner was lying in his bed when his daughter screamed.  Rushing to her room, he "tackled" the man after finding him there, holding him at gunpoint for the police, WBTV reported.  The confrontation took place Thursday morning in Lincolnton, after the man's wife and daughter returned from a dentist appointment, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office.

Dad tackles burglar after hearing daughter scream, holds him at gunpoint until deputies arrive.  A father and homeowner "turned the tables" on a home invasion suspect and held him at gunpoint until deputies arrived, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office.  The incident happened Thursday morning at a home on Philadelphia Church Road.  Officials say the homeowner was lying in bed when his wife and daughter returned home from a dentist appointment.  A short time later, he heard his daughter scream and rushed to her room where he found an intruder.

Gibson County Sheriff's Office:  Homeowner fatally shot man attempting to enter home.  The Gibson County Sheriff's Office is investigating the Thursday evening [2/6/2020] shooting death of a 43-year-old man by a homeowner, who authorities say was in his legal right to be armed, according to an initial investigation.  Around 6 p.m. on Thursday, Gibson County deputies responded to a shooting at 73 Oak Grove Rd in Milan, TN and found the man laying in the carport.  The homeowners said the man wanted to enter the home even though they didn't know him, according to the initial report.  A confrontation ensued, and the 31-year-old male homeowner shot the man.  He was pronounced dead at Milan Emergency Room, and his body was sent to the medical examiner's office for an autopsy.

Homeowner shoots suspected burglar at northeast Houston home.  A homeowner said he woke up to find a burglar reaching into his home in Fifth Ward overnight, according to police.  Officers with the Houston Police Department responded to the 1800 block of Capron at about 1:30 a.m.  Thursday.  They found a man shot in the back.  A homeowner said earlier in the evening he heard a noise, and when he went to investigate he found the man reaching into his home where the A/C unit is.

4 criminals tried to rob a pizza driver with a toy gun; he shot them with a real one.  Four criminals recently got the surprise of their lives when they approached a pizza delivery driver with a toy gun and attempted to rob him, only to find themselves being shot at by the driver's very real pistol.  The altercation occurred in Charlotte, North Carolina, early Tuesday morning [1/21/2020], when four individuals approached a driver delivering a pizza to an apartment complex.  The driver said they pointed what looked like a rifle at him.  He was able to draw his own handgun and fire at them, after which they fled.

Pizza delivery driver pulls gun, shoots would-be robbers.  A pizza delivery worker in North Carolina shot three goons who he says tried to rob him while he was on the job, according to a report.  The chaotic incident unfolded late Monday [1/20/2020] outside an apartment complex in the city of Charlotte, WSOC-TV reported.  Police say the delivery guy was dropping off pizza to the building when he was ambushed by four people — who allegedly aimed what he believed to be a rifle at his head, according to the outlet.  But the pie courier pulled out his own pistol and opened fire, striking three of them.

Armed Citizen Shoots And Kills Suspect Who Ambushed And Shot State Trooper On Highway.  A state trooper was shot by a random suspect as he was trying to help a woman who had just had her vehicle roll over on the highway.  Described as an ambush-style attack, the trooper was attempting to block lanes of the highway when a man came up and shot him in the chest.  A fight between the two then began on the ground.  A driver saw what was happening and tried to come to the aid of the trooper, who was asking for help.  The suspect ignored the man's commands to stop the attack, at which time the man went to his vehicle to retrieve his firearm.  He ran back to the scene, shooting and killing the suspect.

Police: Man fires shots at suspects who tried to steal vehicle at west Charlotte gas station.  A man fired several shots at his own vehicle Thursday morning [1/16/2020] after police said a group of "kids" tried to steal his car from a west Charlotte gas station. [...] The victim, who is in his 20s and has a concealed carry license, told FOX 46 that he "unloaded his entire magazine at his own car, aiming at the tires," after he saw two suspects jump into his car at pump #1 at the gas station.  The suspects reportedly showed a weapon as they drove off on at least three flat tires.

Armed cashier at Lima business halts attempted armed robbery.  An armed cashier at Lima business thwarted an armed robbery attempt Tuesday night [1/14/2020]. According to a statement released Wednesday by the Lima Police Department, two males entered Hermies Party Shop on St. Johns Road shortly after 8 p.m.  Tuesday with pistols drawn.  They demanded the cashier give them money from the cash register.  Both males were dressed in black Nike sweatsuits and had their faces covered, although one male ran up the aisle toward the cashier and lifted the white handkerchief covering his face.

Police: Robbery victim shoots assailant outside Fayetteville Burger King.  A man attempting a robbery outside a Burger King on Monday morning [1/13/2020] was shot when the victim pulled a handgun and fired several shots at him, according to the Fayetteville Police Department.  The shooting was reported about 9:45 a.m. at the restaurant in the 2800 block of Bragg Boulevard.  Officers found a man with a gunshot wound in the parking lot of the restaurant.

3 men try to rob man at gunpoint in Madison, victim pulls out his own gun and fires back.  A man turned the tables on three men trying to rob him at gunpoint Monday night [1/13/2020] in Madison when he pulled out his own handgun and began shooting.  One of the suspects was hit when the victim shot at the would-be robbers and is recovering in the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

JSO: homeowner shoots, wounds intruder.  Jacksonville police say a burglary suspect was wounded during an exchange of gunfire with a Westside homeowner Saturday night [1/11/2020].  Police were en route to a report of a burglary in the 7100 block of Ricker Road when the call was upgraded to a shooting about 9 p.m., the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said.  The Sheriff's Office said investigation showed the homeowner exchanged gunfire with an intruder — a man who then fled in a white compact pickup truck.

Killeen homeowner shoots, kills burglar who was breaking into his home.  A homeowner shot and killed a man who tried to break into his house Friday morning, according to Killeen police.  Police spokeswoman Ofelia Miramontez said James Centron Taylor Mitchell, 18, forced his way into the home on Corinne Dr. a little before 10 a.m.  The homeowner fired multiple gunshots at the man who then ran away.

What 1,602 Miles Teaches about Guns.  It's 1,602 miles from Monsey, New York to White Settlement, Texas.  It's a world of values and maturity away.  It's the new standard unit of the distance we now need to travel in America from childhood to adulthood, New York to Texas.

Group tries to rob Texas gun store.  One suspect killed by 79-year-old veteran, business owner.  Others run.  Looks like we have some nominees for worlds dumbest criminals of 2020, after an attempted robbery of a gun shop left one of the suspects dead.  In Harris County, Texas, a group of several suspects decided to rob a local gun store when they met the 79-year-old owner in the commission of it.  Authorities reported that the gun store owner exchanged fire with the suspects, striking and killing one of them.

Hillsborough man, while thwarting home robbery, shoots two teens, killing one: deputies.  Two teenagers attempting a home robbery in Hillsborough County were shot by a resident equipped with a legal firearm Saturday evening [1/4/2020].  One of the teenagers died.  The other is in critical condition, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.

Alleged Home Invader Dies After Bringing Baseball Bat to Gunfight.  A home invasion suspect allegedly armed with a baseball bat died after being shot by a Columbus, Indiana, homeowner.  RTV6 Indianapolis reports that the shooting occurred around 1:00 a.m. Saturday morning [1/4/2020], after the homeowner was allegedly confronted by a suspect with a bat.

Firearms Instructor Took Out Gunman at Texas Church Service.  Alarms went off in Jack Wilson's head the moment a man wearing a fake beard, a wig, a hat, and a long coat walked into a Texas church for Sunday services.  By the time the man approached a communion server and pulled out a shotgun, Wilson and another security volunteer were already reaching for their own guns.  The attacker shot the other volunteer, Richard White, and then the server, Anton "Tony" Wallace, sending congregants scrambling for cover.  The gunman was heading toward the front of the sanctuary as Wilson searched for a clear line of fire.

Man who shot church gunman gets highest Texas civilian honor.  Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday gave Texas' highest civilian honor to a 71-year-old man who shot and killed an armed attacker at a church in December.  Abbott gave Jack Wilson the Governor's Medal of Courage during a ceremony in Austin, calling him a hero for stopping the shooter at a church in the Fort Worth-area town of White Settlement.

Bitter Clingers in Texas Shoot Back.  The reason the Founders put the Second Amendment in the Constitution, the document Democrats and liberals selectively embrace or read things into when convenient, was seen last Sunday at the West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas, near Forth Worth where, dare we say it again, good guys with guns stopped a bad guy with a gun.  Note the plural is used here, for video footage shows at least seven guns were drawn with seconds of the killer opening fire on the parishioners inside, killing two.  But only two, as a wider massacre was stopped by those who don't believe in gun-free zones.  Two of those who returned fires were armed security guards, you know, the people used to guard our money and our politicians, but whom our politicians won't let protect our schoolchildren.

[Beto] Is Taken Down in Pinpoint Tactical Strike After Church Shooting Response.  Showing that the cliché, "when seconds count, cops are only minutes away," is a cliché for a reason, the wanna-be mass murderer was dispatched within six seconds of getting off his first shot, preventing a mass bloodbath.  Two men were killed by the shotgun-toting bad guy before the volunteer guard unholstered and neutralized him. [...] But it didn't occur to Beto that saving lives was actually a good thing.  The gruesome video showed that the reaction time of one of the multiple good guys with guns was lightning-quick.  The church's volunteer security guard took down the bad guy with one shot from with his pistol from across the sanctuary.  Instead of praising the man who stopped a mass casualty event, Beto couldn't help but point out that "what we're doing in Texas, what we are doing in this country, when it comes to guns is not working."

An Armed Guard in a Texas Church Struck Down a Murderer Immediately; Joe Biden Called His Ability to Do So 'Irrational'.  As I wrote previously, there's no better example of the life-saving answer to a bad guy with the gun.  The church security guard answered immediately.  Because of that, any further loss of life was prevented.  But Joe Biden didn't want the guard to have a gun.  As reported by The Daily Wire, when Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill into law earlier this year permitting those within houses of worship to pack heat, Joltin' Joe called it "totally irrational."

The mass murder that didn't happen because Texans are smarter than New Yorkers, Californians and progressives everywhere.  Worshippers in a suburb of Fort Worth, Texas heroically demonstrated the wisdom of our Founders and the superiority of Texas-style governance yesterday [12/29/2019] when an attempt was made to slaughter a large number of people at the West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement (can you imagine a pair of names more likely to elicit scorn from elitists?).  Armed parishioners fought back and shot the gunman dead before he was able to slaughter more than two of them.

Gunman, 43, who murdered two worshipers during a Texas church service before being shot dead by an ex-FBI agent, 70.  The gunman in Sunday's church shooting in Texas [...] had a criminal past which involved arrests for theft and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.  He killed two people - security guard Richard White, 67, and grandfather Anton 'Tony' Wallace, 64, who had just handed out communion - before being brought down by former FBI agent Jack Wilson, 70.

River Oaks Man Identified as Gunman in White Settlement Church Shooting.  The man who fatally shot two people at a White Settlement Church on Sunday before being killed by church security has been identified as [...] a River Oaks man with a criminal record, according to two law enforcement sources.  [The shooter] is believed to have been wearing a disguise, including a fake beard, when he stood up, pulled a shotgun from his clothing and opened fire inside the church, killing 64-year-old Anton Wallace, a church deacon from Fort Worth, and 67-year-old Richard White, of River Oaks.

Barack Obama's Gun Control Executive Order Big Fail.  Six seconds — six split seconds — and Texas state law permitting concealed firearms inside places of worship saved lives at the West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, just outside Fort Worth on Sunday [12/29/2019].  A [...] gunman shot down two parishioners when he opened fire on innocents praying inside the church.  The two parishioners died at a nearby hospital.  The gunman was fatally shot six seconds after opening fire by two volunteer armed security guards.

Gunman kills one and critically injures another inside a packed Texas church before he's shot dead.  A man pulled out a shotgun at a Texas church service and fired on worshippers Sunday, killing two people before he was shot to death by congregants who fired back, police said Sunday [12/29/2019].  Authorities at a news conference praised the two congregants who opened fire as part of a volunteer security team at West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement. [...] 'This team responded quickly and within six seconds, the shooting was over.  Two of the parishioners who were volunteers of the security force drew their weapons and took out the killer immediately, saving untold number of lives,' said Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who also hailed the state's gun laws.

Don't Mess With Texas.  This short video is suddenly everywhere.  It comes from a livestream of the service at the church near Fort Worth where someone opened fire on parishioners with what looks like a shotgun.  He was immediately shot by two legally armed persons, one of whom reportedly was a security guard.  It appears that altogether, there were six people who immediately pulled guns in response to the shooter.

Flashback: Joe Biden Recently Attacked the Governor of Texas for Allowing Church-Goers to Carry Weapons.  Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden recently attacked the governor of Texas for allowing church-goers to carry weapons when they go to worship.  His statements gained new relevance on Sunday after a gunman at West Freeway Church of Christ in northwest Texas was stopped by armed church-goers.  At least four people, including one security guard, pulled weapons in response to the shooter.

Church Shooting Reported In Texas, Armed Churchgoers Stopped It, Reports Say.  Multiple people were reportedly shot at a church in Texas on Sunday and a reporter who claimed to have viewed video footage of the attack suggested that armed churchgoers stopped the attacker.  The attack happened in White Settlement, which is on the western edge of Fort Worth, Texas, at the West Freeway Church of Christ. [...] CBS News Dallas reported that a witness confirmed to them that another church member shot the suspect.

Concealed Carrier Kills Robbery Suspect in Gas Station Gunfight.  A concealed carrier at a Houston, Texas, gas station shot and killed an armed robbery suspect during a gunfight around 4:00 p.m. Friday [12/27/2019].  Fox 26 reports the suspect allegedly approached while the concealed carrier was sitting in his jeep, and a gunfight ensued.  Multiple rounds were fired from both men but a witness said, "The man with the Jeep was a better shot."

Georgia Man Won't Be Charged For Self-Defense Shooting.  Having to defend yourself at a gas station late at night almost sounds like a cliche, but there's a reason that perception exists.  Convenience stores are popular targets with criminals and since most have gas pumps, they're what most people think of when they hear the term "gas station."  Armed robberies aren't usually carried out in the daylight.  Unfortunately, some self-defense shootings aren't obviously self-defense shootings, so good guys get arrested and charged.  That's a fate one Georgia man was recently spared after he acted in self-defense at a Dekalb County gas station.

Armed Resident Shoots, Kills Three Home Invaders In Houston Suburb.  Three not-so-wise men picked the wrong suburban Houston home to invade in the early morning hours of December 23rd and paid the ultimate price for their crime.  Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez says a resident saw the three men in dark clothing approach the home before hiding, but when the intruders gained entry, they were met by another resident who was armed with a shotgun and fired in self-defense.

Texas homeowner shoots, kills 3 with shotgun during break-in.  A Texas homeowner shot and killed three people who he said were trying to break into his trailer home, authorities said.  The homeowner was injured in the exchange of gunfire Monday and remained hospitalized, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez told reporters.

Masked gunman killed after shootout in Lauderhill home invasion.  A Lauderhill homeowner traded gunfire with a masked intruder and killed the assailant early Saturday [12/21/2019], police said.  Officers responded to the home in the 4400 block of Northwest 16th Street after a 911 call about 12:45 a.m.  They found a dead man and a weapon.  "There was a masked gunman on the floor, deceased," said Lt. Michael Santiago, spokesman for Lauderhill police.

Deadly shooting at DeKalb gas station was in self-defense, police say.  Police investigated a deadly shooting near Interstate 20 in DeKalb County Saturday night [12/21/2019].  Police confirmed one person was shot and killed at the Texaco gas station off Gresham Road.  The shooter stayed on the scene and police have determined the shooting was in self-defense.

MSP: Man armed with knife shot, killed by homeowners during home invasion.  A man was fatally shot after he broke into a Manistee County home with a knife and assaulted the occupants inside, according to Michigan State Police.  On Dec. 22 at 1:30 p.m. troopers were sent to a report of a home invasion and shooting on 1st Street in Copemish.  MSP said a 29-year-old Copemish man, identified as Nathan Reed, forced his way into a house while brandishing a knife when a man and woman were inside.  There was a physical struggle and one of the occupants shot Reed with a firearm.

Shop owner kills two masked men after attempted robbery.  The Fresno Police Department is now investigating whether a store owner could face charges for shooting two men who'd just robbed his smoke shop.  Fresno Police say three men came in, threatened the clerk at Smoke N Vape on Blackstone and Cambridge, and took money from the cash register.  As they were running out of the store, the store owner showed up, and he and the men running out got into a gun fight.  Two of the robbers were shot, and died at the hospital last night [12/20/2019].

Brookhaven homeowner shoots, kills burglary suspect, police say.  Police confirmed a homeowner shot and killed a burglary suspect Wednesday afternoon [12/18/2019] in DeKalb County. [...] Officers are talking to the homeowner to find out exactly what happened, but it appears the homeowner interrupted the burglary inside his home.

Myrtletown Card Shop Owner Fires Gun at Would-be Robbers; HCSO Releases Suspects' Descriptions.  According to the store owner, just prior to deputies' arrival a female suspect entered the business and inquired about selling baseball cards.  As the store owner was completing the transaction, an unknown male suspect entered the business and attempted to steal the business' money drawer.  A struggle ensued between the store owner and the male suspect.  At some point during the altercation the store owner discharged a concealed firearm once.  The suspects then reportedly fled the business, uninjured, on foot without the business' money drawer.  [12/17/2019]

Police: FedEx Driver Fatally Shoots Suspect During Armed Robbery In Northeast Philadelphia.  Police say a FedEx driver fatally shot a suspect during an attempted robbery in Northeast Philadelphia on Tuesday night [12/17/2019].  The shooting happened shortly after 7 p.m. on the 600 block of Unruh Avenue in the city's Lawndale neighborhood.

Pennsylvania: FedEx Driver Uses Gun To Kill Armed Robber & Prevents Another UPS-Like Hijacking.  Earlier this month in Florida, a tragedy unfolded when two armed thugs hijacked a UPS truck with the driver still inside. [...] Had the UPS driver been armed, he may still be alive, along with the innocent bystander who was also killed in the unnecessary crossfire.  Adding weight to this claim is the fact that a very similar situation unfolded on Tuesday in Philadelphia.  In this situation, however, when the armed thug attempted to rob and possibly hijack a FedEx driver, that driver was armed.

Examples of Armed Citizens Defending Themselves and Others.  A bank employee was leaving for the night Oct. 2 when she reportedly saw a naked man charging at her.  After she repeatedly told him to stop, she drew her concealed-carry pistol and fired two shots, hitting him once and causing him to flee.  Harrison Police officers found him nearby and took him into custody.  The suspect was airlifted to a hospital.  The Harrison police chief said no charges will be filed against the employee as she has the right to defend herself and was in legal possession of her firearm.  He added that it was obvious that the armed citizen had trained with her firearm.

McCleary woman says she had no choice when she shot, killed estranged husband.  A woman says she had no choice but to defend herself and her friend when she shot and killed her estranged husband Wednesday night at a McCleary home.  The man had a domestic violence protection order against him and she says he broke in and attacked them with a knife.

Alleged intruder killed during home invasion.  The Limestone County Sheriff's Office reported that the shooting occurred around 12:30 a.m.  Wednesday morning, Nov. 27.  The shooter was a resident at the home located in the 24000 block of Garrett Road.  The shooter reportedly came home and found the intruder.  The intruder then attacked the resident.

Man shot during break-in charged.  A home invasion turned violent for an intruder after the apartment dweller took aim in the dark and shot him.  Police quickly caught up with Edwin D. Calligan, 23, of the 500 block of Leith Street, after he was driven by his companions to Lutheran ER Statewood.  Due to the serious nature of his wound — a gunshot to the right upper thigh that exited his posterior — Calligan was transported to a regular hospital, court records said.  Calligan was charged Monday [11/18/2019] with burglary with a deadly weapon, carrying a handgun without a license, residential break-in and criminal recklessness committed with a deadly weapon.

KCSO: Attempted robbery leads to gun battle, killing of 1 suspect at East Bakersfield market.  ccording to the sheriff's office, three armed men entered the market and demanded money from a clerk.  Officials said at least one store employee exhanged gunfire with the three suspects, striking and killing one of them.  The man's body was found lying in the parking lot with a gunshot wound to his upper body.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.  The two other suspects fled from the scene.

Miami Man Guns Down AK-47 Wielding Robber.  A 60-Year-old Miami man said he was forced to shoot and kill a gunman who had broken in to his van early Monday morning [11/25/2019] in an attempt to rob him of his jewelry.  "The guy I killed last night, he put an AK-47 to my [...] face," said Donovan Stewart.  Stewart told CBS4'S Peter D'Oench that he had to act quickly because he was worried about the safety of his 11-year-old son and girlfriend who were in the van with him.  "I am from Kingstontown in Jamaica," he said, "and I am not going to go out like a punk.  So I emptied my Glock in his chest.  This man tried to get in my van while I was sleeping and he was surprised to see what I did."

The AR-15: The Real Story.  Beto O'Rourke will never get the chance to take away the AR-15 kept in the home of Jeremy King of Lithia, Florida.  King and his family are grateful for that and for the right to keep and bear arms enshrined, without any asterisk, in the Second Amendment of the Constitution that Democrats claim to be defending.  Yep, that AR-15, the very same "assault" weapon owned by bitter clingers said to endanger such families and the neighborhoods they live in.  Instead, it saved his family from an intruder who broke into his house, pistol-whipped Mr. King, grabbed his 11-year-old daughter, and threatened to leave the King family another statistic buried deep in the news.

Heavily pregnant mother uses an AR-15 to kill a home intruder after two men burst into her Florida home.  A heavily pregnant woman used an AR-15 to kill a home intruder after two masked men entered her home in Florida, pistol whipped her husband and violently grabbed their daughter.  Jeremy King, 34, was at his home in Lithia, Florida with his 31-year-old wife when the two armed men stormed in last Wednesday [10/30/2019] at about 9pm before pointing a gun at his head and demanding money.

SCSO: Resident who shot home invasion suspect will likely not face charges.  According to what the Scott County Sheriff's Office has gathered so far — the tenant acted in self-defense when they say Pierson forced his way into the apartment.  "The suspect forced his way in the apartment, and the male that lives there fired a shot striking him in the leg," Scott County Sheriff Chris Holder said.  Holder said he was charged with breaking and entering in the nighttime with the intent to commit larceny.

Attempted robber shot, killed inside Highland Park restaurant.  An attempted robber has been shot and killed inside a restaurant in Highland Park early Thursday morning [10/24/2019].  The incident happened at the Woodward Bistro on Woodward near Davison.  The man came inside the restaurant with the intent to rob the place, according to police.

Fostoria home invasion death ID'd as Toledo man.  An intruder is dead after breaking into a home and struggling with the man inside [10/19/2019].  A fingerprint search identified the deceased individual as Christopher F. Cavaness Jr, 30, of Toledo.

Homeowner shoots and kills man accused of breaking into home.  A homeowner shot one of two intruders breaking into his house in north Houston Saturday [10/19/2019], according to authorities. [...] According to police, the homeowner shot one intruder several times, but the other suspect ran away.

Off-duty cop opens fire on armed robbers.  [In Brazil.]  [Video clip]

Ex-boyfriend expected to survive shooting in east Las Vegas.  Las Vegas police believe a man was acting in self-defense Monday night when he shot his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend inside an east Las Vegas apartment.  About 7:15 p.m., a woman and her boyfriend were inside an apartment on the 1400 block of North Sandhill Road when the woman's former boyfriend tried to kick the door in, prompting the current boyfriend to open fire, according to Metropolitan Police Department Lt. David Gordon.  Police found the ex-boyfriend a few buildings away, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, Gordon said.

Attempted armed robbery in Franklin foiled after owner pulls personal gun.  The Franklin Police Department is asking the public's help identifying two suspects who attempted an armed robbery Wednesday [10/16/2019] at Bluegrass Cellular on Nashville Road in Franklin.  Police say the person in the "Scream" mask wearing an ASAP FERG hoodie pointed a handgun at the store owner, but both men were chased from the store by the owner who pulled his own firearm.

Florence man dismissed of murder charges.  Murder charges against a Florence man have been dismissed.  According to court documents, Marcus Jermaine Weakley has been granted immunity from the charges under state law self-defense laws. [...] Circuit judge Will Powell stated in the order of dismissal, Marcus Weakley was justified when using deadly physical force when he shot and killed Patton Shipley in June of 2018.  A testimony stated during a hearing that Shipley shot at Weakley first.

Armed Robber Gets Shot and Killed, Siblings Blame Clerk.  Roosevelt Rappley, 23, walked into a Dollar General store in Dayton, Ohio last week with the clear intent to commit a crime.  He decided to brandish a loaded handgun at the clerk, and to demand money from the till.  No one made him do it.  The choice was his.  After that, he no longer had the right to make any choices.

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His siblings seem to think that armed robbery is an honorable profession.

Dallas Homeowner Shoot[s] Burglar, Goes Back To Bed.  Dallas homeowner James Michael Meyer, 72, is charged with murder after allegedly shooting a burglar then going back to bed.  But there is a lot more to that story.

Dallas man accused of fatally shooting burglar and going back to bed before calling 911.  A Dallas man is accused of fatally shooting a burglar outside his Old East Dallas home Thursday and going back to bed before calling police nearly two hours later.  James Michael Meyer, 72, has been charged with murder.  He was in the Dallas County Jail in lieu of $150,000 bail Friday evening [9/27/2019].  According to an arrest warrant affidavit, officers were dispatched at 7:04 a.m. on a home invasion call in the 5400 block of Philip Avenue, near Interstate 30 and Grand Avenue, where they found the body of an unknown male face down in a park behind the home.  Dallas-Fire Rescue workers noted that blood on the body was dry and eventually determined that the person had been dead for some time.

South Philadelphia homeowner could face charges after shooting intruder.  Police say it was a fight for survival during a home invasion Wednesday night [9/25/2019] around 11 p.m., along the 2200 Block of South Darien Street in South Philadelphia.  Officers say two armed men stormed into the home and were confronted by the 22-year-old homeowner.  Police say the homeowner got into a scuffle with one of the suspects.  Before it was over, multiple shots were fired and one of the suspects was dead.

Suspected burglar shot by Munford homeowner.  A suspected burglar was shot by a homeowner in Munford.  The Tipton County Sheriff's Office said a homeowner noticed that his surveillance cameras outside his home were being moved so he got his gun and went to see what was going on.  When he went outside he found a man in his yard who then lunged at him.  That's when the homeowner reportedly shot him.

Police: Man shot in attempt to burglarize Sylvan Drive home.  The victims of an early-morning burglary and assault turned the tables on their attacker, shooting the 25-year-old suspect, according to police.  Jeremy Brister was transported by Hamilton County EMS to a local hospital around 1:30 a.m.  Saturday [9/21/2019] after police responded to a report of a person being shot on the 600 block of Sylvan Drive.  "Officers secured the scene and called for the CPD Violent Crimes Unit to respond," reads a news release from the Chattanooga Police Department.

Passenger shoots man who attempted to steal girlfriend's vehicle in Walgreens parking lot.  A man shot an attempted carjacker who allegedly tried to steal his girlfriend's vehicle in northwest Houston.  Deputies say the attempted carjacking happened in a Walgreens parking lot near Antoine and Gulf Bank around 8:30 p.m. [9/12/2019]  The man told deputies he was sitting inside of his girlfriend's vehicle when another man opened the driver's side door, sat down and then told him to get out of the vehicle.

Would-Be Car Burglar Held at Gunpoint for Craig Troopers.  Alaska State Troopers responded to Port Saint Nicholas Road in Craig after receiving a call reporting a man being held at gunpoint at that location early Friday morning, AST reported today [9/13/2019].  The caller reported that her husband was holding down a suspect at gunpoint this morning after he caught the suspect, later identified by troopers as 21-year-old Jacob Moser, "breaking into their vehicle."

Suspected thieves may have been shot by man they were trying to rob, say police.  Police say two men who were found with gunshot wounds at a shopping center in the Alamo Ranch area may have been shot by a person they were trying to rob.  According to a police report, the injured men asked a security guard for help at the shopping center at the corner of Loop 1604 and Culebra Road at about 9 p.m. on Wednesday [9/11/2019].  The men were suffering from gunshot wounds and told officers they were shot near Loop 1604 and Babcock.

Cumberland homeowner shoots, kills suspected burglar.  A Cumberland County homeowner shot and killed a suspected burglar Wednesday night [9/11/2019], authorities said.  Deputies went to 507 Snow Hill Road at about 8:30 p.m. in response to a reported burglary.  The homeowner, 46-year-old Tony Libson, told deputies two masked individuals broke into his home and shot him, but he was able to return fire.  Deputies found Henry Miller, 23, dead outside the home.  The second intruder is believed to have fled after the shooting, possibly in a white sedan, authorities said.

Wichita Falls PD: Liquor store owner gets in shootout with gang members invading his home.  A Wichita Falls man and his wife closed the liquor store they have owned 25 years like they normally do at 9 p.m. and drove home, only to immediately be faced with armed gang members invading their home through the garage, according to court documents.  The husband exchanged gunfire with two masked men, and his wife was shot in the leg, according to court records.  The ensuing police investigation involved DNA from a shoe one suspect lost in the garage.  A Wichita County grand jury handed down an indictment against Dequavious Eugene Sanderson last week in connection with the home invasion, court records showed.

Texas Drive-In Manager Defends Herself From Robber Armed With Bat.  The manager of a drive-in theater in Hockley, Texas was forced to defend herself against a pair of robbers after she was beaten with a baseball bat by one of the suspects. [...] Thank goodness she had a gun for self-defense, because otherwise this story could have ended up very differently.

2 injured in shooting at Statesboro apartment complex.  Statesboro Police are investigating after two people were shot during a robbery at an apartment complex on Saturday night [9/14/2019].  Statesboro Police Chief Mike Broadhead says that the shooting at the Cambridge Apartments involved two groups of people.  Police say it appears an attempted home invasion led to an exchange of gunfire.

Second deadly home invasion in 24 hours leaves intruder in Fayetteville dead, another at large.  Police said they responded to the 400 block of Lands End Road around 6:48 p.m. [9/12/2019] to a report of a shooting.  They said two men forced open the front door to the home.  One of them was armed with a gun.  The homeowner got his gun and exchanged gunfire with the two men.  Police found a man whom they believe to be one of the intruders with gunshot wounds.  Jensen Rojas-Marrero died at the scene.  A second man fled the house and is still being sought.

A Georgia man shot and killed 3 masked teens as they attempted to rob him at his home.  A Georgia homeowner shot and killed three masked teens as they approached his residence with their faces covered, authorities said.  The three victims, one 15-year-old and two 16-year-olds, were all from the area but did not live in the specific neighborhood they were in, the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office said.  The teens approached three residents at the front yard of a home early Monday morning [9/16/2019] and attempted to rob them, authorities say.

Three masked teens open fire on Georgia homeowner — and don't live to regret it.  Kudos to CNN for covering this story out of Georgia, especially in this political atmosphere.  As politicians insist that so-called "assault weapons" are not legitimate self-defense firearms, one man may have proven them wrong.  Police now believe that a homeowner armed with a "semi-automatic rifle" acted in self-defense in killing three teenage intruders after they opened fire on him.

Homeowner shoots and kills 3 masked men in possible 'stand your ground' case.  A homeowner in Georgia shot and killed three young masked men at his home early Monday morning, according to Rockdale County Sheriff Eric Levett.  Authorities identified the three deceased individuals as juveniles Monday evening — two 16-year-olds and one 15-year-old — but have not released their names.  The sheriff's office told ABC News it waited to release information about the teens, all from Conyers, Georgia, until all three families were notified.

A Houston Woman Proves To Her Attackers And The Media That A Gun Is A Girl's Best Friend.  Those who would take your guns from you like to pretend that the "good guy with a gun" scenario is a myth. [...] According to KHOU-TV, a woman in Houston, Texas, was pulling into her apartment when a group of men descended on her car and attempted to get at her.  The men thought they had the upper hand until the woman showed them how mistaken they were: [...] The man was later transported to the hospital for two gunshot wounds and was last seen in surgery.  The woman, meanwhile, will face zero charges after describing the men as being armed themselves.  And there you have it.  Maybe those men would have taken her purse and that would have been the end of it, or maybe not.  Maybe they intended to do a lot more than that.  We'll never know and that we don't have to know is the best part of this story.  The woman's ability to defend herself with the best means possible is what kept this story from becoming tragic.

Houston woman's concealed carry weapon saves her from attack.  On or around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday on Creekbend at Fondren in southwest Houston, a LaChelle Hudgins was approaching her place of residence.  She noticed a group of men assembled nearby, approximately 20 yards away.  As she parked her car by her home, the subjects approached her vehicle, and one or more of the men, reached through her Passenger Side window and grabbed for her purse. [...] Hudgins quickly reacted and grabbed her concealed pistol from the purse, and fired "the only two shots left in her gun, hitting one of the men."  "It was all I had in my gun.  I shot until I couldn't shoot anymore," Hudgins said.  "I saved my life."

WPD: Man fatally shot after trying to enter neighbor's home.  A homeowner fatally shot a neighbor who was trying to enter his home Monday [9/2/2019], according to Wilmington police.  WPD officials say 41-year-old Paul Levon Roland Jr. tried to gain entry into a residence on Rutledge Drive by kicking the door in.

Police investigating homicide in northeast Oklahoma City.  Police are investigating a homicide Monday afternoon [9/2/2019] in northeast Oklahoma City.  Authorities told KOCO 5 that officers were called around 2 p.m. to a home on Northeast 44th Street between Martin Luther King and Prospect avenues after receiving a report of a possible home invasion.  The person inside the home shot the intruder, who was later pronounced dead.

Woman shoots ex-boyfriend in chest as he tries to break into her home.  According to police on scene, the woman was home in the 800 block of Kirk Place when she heard someone trying to break in the back window around 2:00 a.m. [9/1/2019]  The woman told police she grabbed her gun and stuck it outside the window.  The man trying to break in, now identified only as her ex-boyfriend, tried to take the gun from her but she shot him before he could.

Youngstown store owner shoots suspects in attempted robbery.  An attempted robbery took place at Conroy's Party Shop on South Avenue around 11:30 p.m.  Friday [8/30/2019].  Police say four males with guns entered the store, two of which were shot by the store's owner.

OSBI seeking robbery suspects who tied up elderly couple in Tuttle.  The husband was beaten by one of the suspects and then tied up along with his wife, according to a report from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.  The husband was able to break free and access a loaded gun within the home and he shot at the suspects.  The two suspects fled after shots were fired.  They fled the scene in a vehicle waiting outside the couple's home.  A third suspect was driving the vehicle.  [8/31/2019]

He broke in, had a gun, but resident shot him, Jackson police say.  An armed man was shot while breaking into an apartment early Friday [8/30/2019], according to the Jackson Police Department.  Johnathan Jenkins, 27, is charged with residential burglary, armed robbery and aggravated assault for the incident that occurred in the 900 block of E. Northside Drive, JPD said.

Workers recall moment off-duty officer took down shooter.  The off-duty officer was in the right place at the right time and was talking to construction crews when they heard gunshots.  About 120 feet away from where he stood, a man was shooting at two men and a woman.  "I heard a couple shots, turned around," said Anthony Alaniz, a construction worker.  "I told the officer, 'Hey man, they are shooting behind us.'"  When they looked up, they saw a 31-year-old man shooting at a woman.  She was dodging bullets and screaming for help.  "The shooter was cold-hearted," Alaniz said.  "He didn't want any witnesses, that's for sure.  He was chasing the woman around the car."  [8/30/2019]

84-Year-Old Man Shoots Would-Be Home Invader in Dallas.  An 84-year-old repeat robbery victim shot an attempted home invasion suspect who tried to break into his home early Wednesday morning [8/28/2019].  Officers responded to a residential street near Loop 12 and Interstate 35E around 1:30 a.m, Dallas police said.  Neighborhood crimewatch leader DeRouens Mitchell praised the victim for taking a stand.  "If more people would shoot at the robbers or invaders, they would think twice about breaking into their homes.  'Hey this person may be armed,'" Mitchell said.

Teens shot and killed by homeowner identified.  Two 17-year-old boys are dead after a shooting at a home in Dayton Wednesday night [8/28/2019]. [...] Dayton Police say the teens were trespassing on the homeowner's property when the shooting occurred.  The shooter has been taken into custody for further questioning.  The teens have been identified as Devin Henderson and Javier Harrison, both of Dayton.

Store clerk shoots would be robber; police investigating.  A man is recovering after attempting to rob a Shreveport liquor store early Monday morning [8/26/2019].  Police were called just before 12:30 a.m. to The Liquor Store in the 4600 block of Mansfield Road.  The store's clerk shot the would-be robber.

Suspect shot by off-duty officer arrested for allegedly assaulting officer with a rock.  El Cerrito police have arrested a man, armed with a rock, for assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer.  The man, described by police as a transient, was shot and injured by an off-duty San Francisco police officer during the incident.  Thomas Vincent Whalen, 44, allegedly used the rock against the off-duty officer in a residential neighborhood Sunday night [8/25/2019].

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Off-duty officer & retired officer fatally shoot armed robbery suspect.  An off-duty Baltimore school police officer and a retired Department of Corrections officer shot and killed an armed robbery suspect after he tried to rob them in north Baltimore Saturday night [8/24/2019], reported city police.

Man shot by homeowner during attempted break-in, police say.  A man is in critical condition after he was shot by a female homeowner during what Flint police are saying was an attempted break-in.  Officers with the Flint Police Department responded Sunday, Aug. 25 to the 2300 block of Kellar Avenue, between Dayton Street and Welch Boulevard, for a report of shots fired.  An initial investigation by Flint police revealed the man had fled the Kellar Avenue home where he'd attempted to break into a residence and was shot by the homeowner.

Grand Forks man fired shots into ground after walking into an alleged burglary in progress.  A man here arrived to work Friday morning, Aug. 23, thinking it was going to be a routine day, but it nearly turned deadly after police say he interrupted a burglary and defended himself by pulling a gun and shooting it at intruders.  When the employee of Tri-State Paving came into work he wasn't alone, according to the Grand Forks Police Department, which said he quickly realized it wasn't a co-worker, but two men trying to steal some dirt bikes.

MetroPCS Employee Fatally Shoots Would-Be Robber.  A would-be robber was shot and killed by an employee at a local cell phone store Monday afternoon [8/26/2019].  The tense encounter that lasted less than 12 seconds was captured on surveillance video.  Police say the suspect was there to rob the place and he likely didn't know the only employee inside was armed.  Eyewitness News obtained surveillance video of the incident.

Neighbor [is being] called [a] 'hero' after killing [a] domestic violence suspect.  Two armed neighbors exchanged gunfire on Wednesday night, deputies said.  The surviving neighbor is being hailed for trying to help a family in distress.  The other neighbor is accused of domestic violence just before he was shot and killed.  Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco said the surviving neighbor was trying to help a family in distress before gunfire erupted.  "All indications here, he was a hero," Nocco said.

Diamond Davis: Old enough to know better.
Officials: 5 teens charged with murder after accomplice is shot during attempted burglary.  A 75-year-old man shot a 14-year-old who authorities say was in the man's Lake County driveway trying to break into his car, and the five teens accused of being the boy's accomplices are charged with his murder.  Charged with first-degree murder are one 16-year-old boy, three 17-year-old boys and 18-year-old Diamond C. Davis, all of Chicago.  The names of the dead teen, the juvenile suspects and the 75-year-old have not been released.  Though none of the five are accused of pulling the trigger, they are charged under a state law known as the felony murder rule, which allows a person to be charged with the murder of an accomplice killed in the commission of certain crimes.

Texas homeowner fatally shoots armed suspect during robbery attempt, cops say.  A North Texas homeowner on Sunday [8/11/2019] fatally shot an alleged intruder after the suspect pulled out a gun when confronted, a report said.  The dramatic scene unfolded in Saginaw, a suburb of Forth Worth, at about 5 p.m., according to CBS local.  The homeowner reportedly fetched his gun after hearing the commotion.  There were reportedly two would-be burglars, according to reports.

14-Year-Old Uses Handgun To Defend Sisters From Intruders.  Right now, so-called "safe storage" laws are all the rage in anti-gun states.  I also kind of see why.  When you no little about guns or using one in self-defense, you simply assume that it can be easily accessed should the need arise, but locking up a gun keeps it out of the "wrong" hands, be that burglar or child.  However, kids sometimes need to defend themselves too.  While we have age limits on the sale of firearms, we don't have age limits on defending your life.  Nor should we.  Recently, a young woman may have proven just how wrongheaded safe storage laws actually are.  She used a gun to protect herself and her sisters.

Good Guy with Gun Stops Armed Man in Missouri Walmart.  A good guy with a gun stopped a man carrying a rifle and 100 rounds of ammunition in a Springfield, Missouri, Walmart Thursday [8/8/2019].  KY3 reports that Springfield Police "responded to a call of an active shooter at the Walmart:  Neighborhood Market at Republic Rd."  They arrived to find the suspect wearing "body armor and military fatigues" and being held at gunpoint by an off-duty firefighter.

Firearm used in Dayton Domestic/Mass Murder was an AM 15 Pistol.  The mass murder in Dayton Ohio appears to have started with the killing of the perpetrator's sister and the wounding of her boyfriend.  Several rampage murders have started with the killing of relatives.  Ideologically motivated rampage murders seldom do.

Couple holds home invasion suspect at gunpoint.  Homeowners held a man and woman, accused of breaking into a Military Highway home, at gunpoint until police arrived to make the arrests.  The Amelia couple, whose names were not revealed to protect their identities, awoke Saturday morning [8/3/2019] to the sound of dogs barking. [...]

Knoxville man arrested for attempted first degree murder following burglary, KPD says.  The Knoxville Police Department says a Knoxville man was arrested and charged with attempted first-degree murder after an attempted burglary that left one person seriously injured.  Tykemiem Stewart, 20, was arrested for attempted first-degree murder and attempted aggravated burglary, according to KPD.  The Knoxville Police Department says officers responded to reports of multiple shots fired early Saturday morning [8/3/2019].  According to police reports, Stewart and a juvenile attempted to break into a home through the back door on Jersey Avenue.

Three men shot in St. Louis in just over 90 minutes, one killed.  Three men were shot in a little more than 90 minutes overnight Sunday [8/4/2019] and early Monday, St. Louis police said.  Police responded to a call of a "prowler attempting entry" and then a shooting call at 11:30 p.m.  Sunday in the 4600 block of South Compton Avenue.  Officers found a 21-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound to his leg.  Upon investigation, police learned that the 21-year-old man was attempting to enter a woman's house when a 20-year-old man shot at him.  The shooter then fled from the house.

Police: 3 men arrested after trying to rob CPL holder, crashing into Detroit house during getaway.  Three men were taken into custody Thursday [8/1/2019] after trying to rob a man who turned out to be a concealed pistol license holder and crashing into a house while trying to get away from him, police said. [...] The men were trying to rob someone when they noticed the 49-year-old, police said.  They tried to rob him, but he pulled out his gun and started to fire shots at them, according to authorities.

Police: Man shot, killed after breaking into West Memphis home.  One man is dead after he kicked in the door and someone inside grabbed a handgun, police said.  West Memphis police officers were called to scene on the 100 block of Stuart Avenue before 6 a.m. on Thursday morning [8/1/2019].  According to police, Bernard Bullins, 26, has been identified as the man who was killed.

Deadly West Memphis shooting ruled self-defense.  A shooting that killed a man in a West Memphis home early Thursday morning [8/1/2019] was ruled self-defense by police.  Officers responded to 147 Stuart Avenue at 4:30 a.m. for a report that a man had kicked in the door to an apartment and was collapsed in the bedroom doorway.  Police identified the man as Bernard Bullins, 26, and said he was found dead with gunshot wounds.

Commerce [TX] Robbery Attempt Ends in Suspect's Death.  In Commerce, police are investigating an apparent home invasion and robbery attempt that resulted in the shooting death of one of the suspects.  Late Tuesday night [7/30/2019], police received a report of a home invasion in the 900 block of Bois D'Arc Street, immediately south of State Highway 224.

Man shoots suspected robber at Antioch ATM.  Metro Nashville police said a suspected robber was shot multiple times by the man was he trying to hold up at an Antioch ATM [7/30/2019].

Burglary suspect shot and killed by Escambia County homeowner, ECSO confirms.  An Escambia County homeowner shot and killed a burglary suspect a little after midnight Tuesday [7/30/2019], authorities have confirmed. [...] Authorities have not released names of the suspect nor of the homeowner as the matter remains under investigation, [spokeswoman Melony] Peterson said.  The shooting will be reviewed by both the ECSO and the State Attorney's Office, according to Assistant State Attorney Greg Marcille.  "Obviously, the homeowner has a right to defend themselves under the self-defense statute and the 'stand your ground' statute," Marcille said.

Man shoots intruder who 'aggressively' approached him at his Surprise [Arizona] home.  A man shot an intruder who aggressively approached the man as he arrived at his Surprise home with his wife and child on Friday [7/26/2019], police said.

Intruder shot during home invasion on Nick Davis Road.  Police say a man was shot during a home invasion.  Officials say they were called to the 27000-block of Nick Davis Road around midnight Monday [7/22/2019].  According to officials, the residents were woken by an unknown man rummaging through their house.  Officials say that during a scuffle, one of the residents shot the intruder.

Good guy with gun fatally shoots 7-Eleven robber.  A pistol-packing customer shot two robbers who tried to stick up a convenience store in Virginia, killing one suspect and seriously wounding another, police said.  The shooting broke out at a 7-Eleven in Virginia Beach early Thursday [7/25/2019] when two armed males wearing masks walked into the store and demanded money.  A man in the store with a legal gun then "confronted and ultimately shot" the suspects.  A third man was also later arrested outside the 7-Eleven, Virginia Beach police said in a statement.

Pennsylvania Woman Shoots Attackers In Walmart.  Two women attacked Rojanai Alston (22) in a Walmart in North Versailles, Pennsylvania.  She then drew a firearm in response and shot one of the attackers in her arm and leg.  [Video clip] [...] The startling images show how the women threw themselves at Alston from behind and beat her repeatedly, apparently after a fiery dispute.

UT Home Invader Brings Knife To Gun Fight, Illustrates Why We Need Guns.  If you ask the average gun owner why they have a gun, they'll probably answer with something about personal defense.  The sound of an intruder in your home in the middle of the night is a scary scenario, but one that every gun owner has probably considered.  How will they enter?  How will I respond if they come in through this door or this window?  What are my best fields of fire to keep from potentially hurting others?  All of these are things to think about, sure, but if it happens, you have to react, especially when the bad guys are coming into the house armed.

Gas station clerk shoots at 2 crooks, kills 1 after robbery near Fort Lauderdale.  Deputies are investigating after a gas station clerk said he shot at two robbers — killing one — near Fort Lauderdale.  The robbery happened at a Valero gas station along the 2400 block of West Sunrise Boulevard, Wednesday afternoon [7/10/2019].

Would-be robber shot and killed in north Harris County.  Deputies believe two men tried to rob the victim as he got out of his vehicle.  The suspects and victim exchanged gunfire.  When deputies arrived they found one of the alleged robbers with a gunshot wound.  CPR began immediately, and he was rushed to the hospital where he was declared dead. [7/9/2019]

1 dead, 1 injured in Radcliff burglary.  One person was shot and killed and another person was injured when police said they burglarized a home in Radcliff.  Kobie Long, 20, of Radcliff, died after he was shot in the 1100 block of North Wilson Road around 3:30 a.m.  Sunday [7/7/2019], Hardin County coroner Dr. Lee said.  Radcliff Police Department chief Jeff Cross said Long and another man were shot after they forced entry into the home and started a fight.

Teen who tried to rob fireworks stand dies after being shot in face with own gun.  A 19-year-old who attempted to rob a fireworks stand in north Harris County has died after being shot in the face with his own gun by one of the stand's employees, according to deputies.  [7/4/2019]

Police: Man shot at Pontiac Avenue home was burglar.  A man who was shot while breaking into a Pontiac Avenue home during the early-morning hours of June 27 is facing multiple charges, according to Cranston Police Maj. Todd Patalano.  Brendan Anderson, 36, Cranston, is still being treated at Rhode Island Hospital, Patalano said Tuesday.  He is charged with burglary, assault and disorderly conduct.  Patalano said officers responded to 1012 Pontiac Ave. at 3:10 a.m.  In the home's basement, a man in his 30s was found with a gunshot wound in the area of his upper chest and shoulder.

Victim identified in Lawrence County shooting.  Both county and state law enforcement are investigating a shooting early Saturday at Lake Charles State Park that left a person dead, according to Lawrence County Sheriff Jeff Yates.  Yates said authorities got a call around 3:15 a.m.  June 29 about the shooting.  On Monday, July 1, Lawrence County Sergeant Jamie White said in a news release that a woman said that an intruder had been shot in her home.

Woman slashed outside Brooklyn Whole Foods during robbery attempt: police.  A woman was slashed by a thief outside a Whole Foods in Brooklyn Monday night before a store security guard stepped in and detained the man at gunpoint until police arrived, police said.  The suspect approached the woman while she was sitting in her car at about 9:30 p.m. in the Whole Foods parking lot on Third Avenue near Third Street in Gowanus, cops and a witness said.

Officer Gets Shot, Then Armed Citizen Comes To Her Rescue.  A legally armed citizen helped save a wounded police officer from the inmate who shot her and tried to force her to help him escape on Friday [6/14/2019].

Police investigating fatal shooting of alleged intruder at home on Detroit's west side.  According to a preliminary investigation, police say a male homeowner was outdoors with his family and children when he heard a commotion inside his house.  He found a man inside his home with a shot gun.  [6/18/2019]

Deputies: Disgruntled customer fired shots at auto repair shop owner.  Detectives said they have spoken with the district attorney's office about increasing charges for a man accused of opening fire at an auto repair shop owner in Lincoln County on Thursday [6/13/2019].  Officials said investigators are looking to increase charges from assault with a deadly weapon to attempted murder.  They said he was an angry customer who had already threatened the owner before opening fire.

Gun-wielding Alabama granny held wanted man at gunpoint, investigators say.  A gun-wielding grandmother in Alabama confronted a wanted man in her driveway on Monday after he crashed a stolen car near her home, according to investigators.  Marcia Black, 75, said she pointed a rifle at the suspect while her 15-year-old granddaughter called 911.  "I was just calm as can be.  I knew I was in control," the grandmother-of-four told WAAY-TV on Tuesday [6/18/2019].

Customer Foils Robbery by Shooting Suspect Multiple Times.  A Coatesville, Pennsylvania, convenience store customer foiled an alleged Tuesday night [5/28/2019] robbery attempt by shooting the suspect multiple times.  Daily Local News reports the incident occurred in the Turkey Hill Market, where the suspect allegedly displayed a firearm and "demanded money from employees."  The concealed permit holder went into the store, drew his gun, and shot the suspect multiple times.

Hatchet-wielding thief backs down when store clerk pulls out gun but firearm costs employee his job.  Oregon authorities are seeking a would-be thief who was armed with a hatchet when he tried to rob a convenience store, only to flee when the clerk drew a gun and called 911.  However, the clerk's quick thinking cost him his job, with the president of Plaid Pantry in Oak Grove explaining to local station KOIN-TV that the chain has a zero-tolerance policy for weapons.  He said employees are trained to de-escalate robbery situations to avoid injury, according to the station.

Man Tries to Kidnap a 5-Year-Old Girl — Mom Pulls a Gun.  A woman and her daughter were shopping at a mall in West Virginia when things took a terrible turn.  And if the mother had not been armed and willing to use her firearm, there's no telling how badly this story would have ended.

The Second Amendment Saved These Gun Owners' Lives in April.  Twelve separate incidents of defensive use of firearms in one month.

Father shoots, kills home intruder in Lancaster.  Los Angeles County Sheriff's detectives say the man got into the home through one of the downstairs rear windows and walked into an upstairs bedroom.  That's when the homeowner who feared for the safety of himself and his children grabbed a gun and fired a shot, hitting the suspect, according to authorities.

Sheriff: 2 people shot to death in Hesperia home as they assaulted owner.  Two people were shot to death [5/11/2019] in a Hesperia residence as they assaulted the elderly homeowner, the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department said. [...] About 3:30 a.m., the homeowner called out for help, and another resident came to his aid.

HCSO: Teenage robbery suspect shot, killed by security guard at north Harris County Walgreens.  A 16-year-old robbery suspect is dead after he was shot by a security guard late Saturday night [5/11/2019] at a Walgreens in north Harris County, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said.  His accomplice, an 18-year-old, was also shot by the security guard.

East Memphis woman shoots burglar after he kicks down her door.  A man wanted by Shelby County deputies ended up in the hospital after being shot by a homeowner Sunday [5/5/2019].  Police say William Barnes was shot after he kicked in the front door of a home on South Holmes Street.  Four days later the shooting still has one neighbor traumatized.

Armed robber found dead hours after being shot in DeSoto.  DeSoto PD is investigating a man's claim that he fatally shot an armed robber, but didn't know it until the next day.  A homeowner called police Tuesday morning [5/7/2019] after finding a body in a DeSoto neighborhood.  Police had investigated a report of gunshots there late Monday night, but they did not find anything.  Then, the would-be robbery victim came forward.

Neighbor shoots, kills pitbull after it attacks woman.  Memphis police are investigating after a woman was allegedly attacked by a pitbull Saturday morning [5/4/2019].  The woman's neighbor shot and killed the dog after the incident.

Hero border patrol agent who drew his gun and chased after synagogue shooter is praised by Trump at White House ceremony.  The off-duty border patrol agent who rushed the Californian synagogue shooter away from worshipers last month was praised for his efforts at a White House ceremony on Thursday [5/2/2019].  Jonathan Morales chased after the gunman who opened fire at the Chabad of Poway synagogue near San Diego last weekend.  He and a local resident Oscar Stewart, an army veteran who was inside praying, chased gunman John Earnest, 19, into the parking lot after he opened fire.

As Media Pushes Gun Control Narrative, Synagogue Shooting Proves Truth.  Something is very broken in our nation.  Let's get that out of the way right now.  There's no justification for mass shootings, even if they're rare. [...] We are now in the aftermath of the deadly attack.  Right on cue, the anti-gunners are trying to figure out how to blame the attack on a lack of gun control, despite California's strict regulations on firearms.  No one knows where the killer got his gun, so they're going to speculate and pontificate just the same.  However, what they're not talking about is interesting.  You see, while we're told that the "good guy with a gun" is a myth by the media and anti-gun organizations (but I repeat myself), part of the reason this attack only claimed one life is because of a good guy with a gun.

Trump during NRA speech invites people on stage who used AR-15s to stop attacks.  Toward the end of his speech at the National Rifle Association's Annual Meetings and Exhibits, President Trump invited two people on stage who used AR-15 rifles to stop attacks.  The AR-15, and rifles similar to it, are frequently targeted for bans among pro-gun control groups and politicians because of their use in mass shootings.  Handguns, however, make up the vast majority of homicides by guns in comparisons to rifles.  Trump brought up Mark Vaughan, an Oklahoma County Reserve deputy, who stopped a knife attack that took place at work with his AR-15 that he had in his car.

Rapper Bun B shoots armed intruder at his Houston home.  Rapper Bun B shot an armed robber at his Houston home after the robber allegedly pulled a gun on his wife when she opened the door, police said.  Police said Bun B, whose real name is Bernard Freeman, exchanged gunfire with the suspect when he tried to flee from the rapper's car.  The UGK rapper's wife, Queen Freeman, had opened the door thinking it was a delivery, police said.

Homeowner Turns the Tables on Shotgun-Wielding Intruder.  Footage of an Idaho man snatching the gun from a suspected home invader has surfaced following an attempted February break-in.  [Video clip]

Police investigating shootings in Salt Lake City, West Jordan.  Just after 10 p.m. [4/10/2019], a woman in the 100 West block of Paxton Avenue heard her dog barking and went outside to investigate.  She was confronted by at least two men and an altercation ensued, according to Salt Lake police.  During the confrontation, one of the men in the yard pulled out a handgun.  That's when a man inside the house came outside with his own handgun and shot one of the men in the yard, police said.

No One Had A Problem Watching A Man Get Beaten Up Until He Pulled Out His Gun.  According to CWB Chicago, the incident occurred at Magnificient Mile where just two days prior, a violent mob forced police to intervene, resulting in 21 arrests.  Video shot from within the McDonalds showed two young black men attempted to assault an older white man.  One of the young men attempted to wield mace against the older man, but quickly retreated as the other got into a grappling match with the older man.  The fight resumes behind ads on McDonald's windows, but suddenly the young man grappling with the older man retreated.  As the older man came into view, he could be seen holding a gun at the youth attacking him.

Attack on River North McDonald's security guard caught on video.  Two people attacked a security guard at a downtown McDonald's restaurant and the incident was caught on cell phone video.  It is unknown how the incident began but video shows the security officer working the McDonald's at 10 E Chicago Avenue fighting with two men.  As customers look on, the security guard drew his weapon and the men backed off.

73-year-old jitney driver talks about his decision to shoot would-be robber.  "All I saw was the barrel of the gun," said 73-year-old Crosby Marshall.  The jitney driver said he decided to fire his gun, killing a man who he said had just tried to rob him Wednesday afternoon [4/3/2019] in Duquesne.

LPD: Sunday shooting appears to be in self-defense.  A man is recovering in a hospital after being shot several times Sunday morning in Laurel.  According to Laurel police, it appears the shooting was in self-defense.  Police Chief Tommy Cox said the shots were fired around 7 a.m. on Maplewood Drive.  That's where responding officers found a man suffering from several gunshot wounds.  The man was rushed to South Central Regional Medical Center and was still there Monday [4/1/2019] receiving treatment, Cox said.

Woman fatally shoots man who attacked her near 61st and Peoria, police say.  A man was fatally shot during an altercation with a woman in south Tulsa on Tuesday [4/2/2019], police said. [...] [Cpl. Jack] Ritter said officers learned based on the store's surveillance video footage that the woman and a friend were walking from a store to her apartment when the man attacked her, jumping on her back.  After a struggle, she shot him twice in the upper torso with her gun, according to a Tulsa Police Department news release.

Arizona homeowner shoots, kills suspected intruder, injures another: 'Better come in ready'.  An Arizona homeowner shot and killed a suspected intruder and injured another man when the duo tried to break into a house Saturday [3/30/2019], police said.  Michael Ahumada, 34, was killed when he and another unidentified man tried to break into a home in Phoenix just after 1 a.m.  Saturday, police told FOX10 Phoenix.

Police: Family Dollar clerk pulls gun on men armed with swords.  It was back to business for Precious Spencer just days after the Family Dollar on Bessemer Road was robbed by two men armed with swords.  "One had a short one and one had a long one," described Spencer.  Spencer, who had only been on the job for two days, was in the store with two more managers when it happened.  She said one of those managers spotted the two men and took action.

Suspect shot after home invasion southeast of Indianapolis.  A suspect was shot following an home invasion early Friday [3/22/2019] southeast of Indianapolis.

Centreville homeowner shoots robber during attempted burglary.  One man was shot early Friday morning [3/22/2019] following a home invasion in Centreville, Illinois.

Intruder killed by tenant while forcing way into SW Houston apartment.  An intruder is dead after he was met with gunfire when he forced his way into a southwest Houston apartment, police said.  Officers said the incident happened around 12:30 a.m.  Thursday [3/21/2019] at the Marquette at Piney Point apartment complex on Westheimer near Fondren Road.

Brownsville woman in her 80s defends home from intruder.  Early Monday morning [3/18/2019], Brownsville [Tennessee] police responded to a reported home break-in.  "Once patrol arrived, they found her window — the kitchen window — had been broken into with some kind of brick or stone," Evans said.  The victim, a woman in her 80s, told police she was in bed when she heard a loud noise, grabbed her weapon and went to check on it.

Man fatally shot during alleged home invasion in Bell County.  Investigators have identified the man fatally shot during an alleged home invasion in Bell County.  The Bell County coroner said Jeffery Dwayne Fuston, 27, died Thursday morning [3/21/2019].

One of New Zealand Mass Murderer's Primary Goals:  Gun Control in the United States.  The mass murderer in New Zealand was not an ordinary active shooter.  He is a political terrorist who is working to advance a political agenda.  One of his primary goals is to further gun control in the United States.  His manifesto clearly states that goal.

Pit bull shot, killed after attacking 6-year-old girl near Covington.  A pit bull that was attacking a 6-year-old girl was shot and killed in Newton County, authorities said.  Evelyn Rico told Channel 2 Action News that she was the first to hear the girl being attacked in her front yard, which is off Fieldview Lane in unincorporated Covington.

Suspected armed robber shot by employee at Mally Laundromat.  According to the store owner, two men in masks entered the business with a gun and pistol-whipped the employee.  The clerk confronted the gunman, armed himself and shot the robber once in the chest.  [3/20/2019]

Shooters Fled Second Mosque Attack As Good Guy With A Gun Returned Fire, Report Says.  An attack on a New Zealand mosque was reportedly stopped on Friday when a good guy with a gun fired at the attacker[s] causing them to flee the scene, according to local media.

Report: Good Guy with Gun Chased, Shot at New Zealand Attackers.  Multiple mosques were targeted during attacks in New Zealand on Friday [3/15/2019], and an armed man reportedly fired back at the shooters in the Linwood area of Christchurch.  The New Zealand Herald reports that the local man with the gun fired on the shooters after they unleashed "multiple gunshots" on the mosque in Linwood.  The armed man ran after the shooters, firing two shots at them with "a rifle or shotgun" as they undertook their escape.

Intrusion Suspect Meets Armed Homeowner, Gets Shot Multiple Times.  Fox 5 reported that the incident occurred [3/8/2019] in Atlanta, where a returning homeowner was greeted by an intrusion suspect.  The homeowner opened fire on the intruder, shooting him multiple times in the leg.  Atlanta Police Officer Stephanie Brown said, "He noticed a door was open, a man came out of a room yelling and screaming, the homeowner pulled out his firearm and fired several because he felt like his life was in danger."

Police investigating shooting death of intruder inside Murray home.  Police say one person is dead after a shooting in Murray.  That person was an intruder inside a Murray home and was shot to death by the homeowner [3/10/2019].

Homeowner finds intruder in his house, pulls out his gun and shoots.  When an Atlanta man walked into his house on Arthur Street Friday morning [3/8/2019], he was startled when he saw an intruder.  Police say that's when the homeowner grabbed his gun.  "He noticed a door was open, a man came out of a room yelling and screaming, the homeowner pulled out his firearm and fired several because he felt like his life was in danger," said Atlanta Police Officer Stephanie Brown.

Store clerk kills robbery suspect at Houston liquor store.  A robbery suspect was killed and a second ran away after a liquor store clerk opened fire in southeast Houston, police say.  The clerk opened fire during a robbery Wednesday night [3/6/2019] at Mike's Liquor Store in the 8700 block of MLK Boulevard near Reed.  Houston police said that at least two armed suspects went into the store, where two employees were working at the time.

Kenefick homeowner allegedly shoots intruder.  A Kenefick homeowner shot a burglary suspect in the back around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, at a property on the 2100 block of FM 2797, authorities say.  The homeowner, Joshua Fields, was on alert after a burglary at his home earlier in the week.  Several items were stolen in that burglary.  The suspect, 54-year-old Paul Pigg, was shot after Fields allegedly spotted him with items that had been stolen from a storage building on his property.

Independence homeowner shoots intruder.  An Independence homeowner shot and injured an intruder who broke into a home early Wednesday [3/6/2019].  At about 4 a.m., a man forced his way through the front door of a home in the 1300 block of South McHenry Street in eastern Independence.  "At some point there was a confrontation between him and the homeowner," said Independence police spokesman Tom Gentry.  "The homeowner had a weapon and shot the intruder."

Georgia woman, 79, reportedly shoots at suspected home intruder: 'I got something for you'.  A 79-year-old homeowner in Georgia reportedly fired off two shots during an attempted home invasion earlier this month.  The actions taken by the unidentified woman to ward off the intruder before responders could arrive at her residence on Feb. 12 were captured on her 911 call, ABC News reported Wednesday.  The woman was reportedly heard on the audio of the call, obtained by the outlet from Jackson County Emergency Services officials, confirming that someone "tried to get in the back door."

Police: Gunman shot, killed by homeowner who wrestled weapon away.  A man who was confronted by two men with guns wrestled one of the weapons away and shot a suspect dead, said police.  The shooting happened shortly after 1 a.m. at a home on Leonidas Drive, near I-10 and South WW White Road.  Officers say the homeowner was confronted by two gunmen who drove up to his house.  He wrestled one of the guns away and shot one of the suspects in the chest and head.  The other gunman ran off.

NC home intruder killed in shootout with homeowner, police say.  A homeowner shot and killed someone trying to break into their home early Sunday in Eden in what police are investigating as a triple shooting.  Deonte Eric Smith and Dieontra Shukur Clark forced their way into a home on the 800 block of Bridge Street after midnight Sunday [2/17/2019], according to Eden police.

Police: Good Samaritan fires shot to stop would-be stabbing.  An armed good Samaritan intervened to stop a man trying to stab another person near a business Sunday night [2/17/2019], police said.  "Some guy was going crazy with a knife trying to stab someone and a good Samaritan fired a shot to stop it," said Daytona Beach police Capt. Scott Goss.  "We are not saying right now but both suspects are in custody," Goss said, when asked if the good Samaritan's bullet struck the knife-wielding suspect.

DA: Man's use of deadly force against attacker justified.  Antonio Santiago had been heading to a friend's house in the 1000 block of Turner Street.  Santiago was approached by two men as he parked his vehicle, officials said.  The men, who had their faces partially covered, forced open his car door and demanded money.  Shane Gesnaker, one of the men, was holding what was described as a black pistol.  Gesnaker struck Santiago in the left side of his face.  Santiago said the men had sprayed him in the face with pepper spray or mace.  Santiago then grabbed his 9mm handgun and fired one shot at the men, who then fled.  Gesnaker was struck by a bullet and fell to the ground about 50 feet from Santiago's vehicle.  Santiago was a licensed gun owner with a permit to carry.

Florida resident kills two men who were attempting home invasion.  Two men — one of whom had a gun — were shot and killed by a Florida homeowner in an apparent act of self-defense after the resident caught the duo trying to break into his Titusville home Thursday [2/7/2019], officials said.  The Brevard County Sheriff's Office said the incident happened around noon, with one of the men dying at the scene and the other pronounced dead later at a hospital.  "The second one was able to run from the residence, made it down the street and collapsed down the street," Brevard Sheriff's Spokesman Todd Goodyear told FOX35 Orlando.

Nashville man tries robbing woman before her husband shoots him, police say.  A would-be thief was shot Monday night after the victim's husband stopped the crime in progress, chased the man down and opened fire, police said.  The suspect, Jordan Ponce, 19, approached a 25-year-old woman walking home Monday night in Antioch about 9:30 p.m., Metro Nashville Police said in a press release. [...] A department spokesperson told Fox News on Tuesday that Ponce is in the hospital and being treated for wounds to his stomach and hands.

Houston Gunfight as Deadly as OK Corral, Three Killed, Two Wounded, Defender used AK.  On 19 January, 2019, at about 1 a.m. in the morning, a gunfight occurred on Sherman Street in Houston, Texas.  It was in the Magnolia Park neighborhood.  Magnolia Park has been a traditionally ethnic Mexican part of Houston for over 100 years.  It is considered a bit rough.  There were five home invaders.  There was one home defender.

Deputies: 70-Year-Old WV Woman Shot Home Invader.  Deputies with the Pocahontas County Sheriff's Department are investigating an attempted robbery that happened during the early morning hours on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019.  They were called to a home on Seneca Trail near Hillsboro, WV at around 3:10 a.m.  When investigators arrived they found Jesse Blake, 34 of Marlinton, WV lying in the yard.  He had been shot.  Blake allegedly tried breaking two windows to get into the house.  Deputies said that is when the 70-year-old woman who lived in the home shot him with a .22 magnum rifle.

Police: One shot in argument between tow truck drivers in Pittsburgh.  [Scroll down]  An earlier accident on Washington Boulevard [2/2/2019] drew multiple tow trucks.  Two truck drivers started arguing, according to George.  "One went to his truck, grabbed a bat, and approached the other unidentified driver," she said.  Then the unidentified driver pulled out a gun and shot the driver who was holding the bat, she said.

Registered sex offender shot twice by homeowner during home invasion.  Police in one Eastern Carolina city say a registered sex offender from New Bern was shot after he broke into a home early this morning.  Elizabeth City police say it happened in the 400 block of Bell Street around 6:30 a.m.  They say Tyrell Johnson came into the home through a back door and was confronted by the homeowner who ended up shooting him twice.

Retired corrections officer shoots home intruder in Queens.  Police say a retired corrections officer has shot a man who was breaking into his Queens home.  The shooting happened around 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday [1/30/2019] at the retiree's home, located on 138th Avenue and 227th Street in Laurelton.  Police say the wounded man was taken to a hospital with what they believed to be a head injury.

Campobello burglary victim encourages women to get weapons training.  A Spartanburg County woman who found suspected burglars rummaging through her deceased mother's home is talking about the importance of protecting yourself in the home.  Lydia Stewart told us she was armed and able to protect herself before police officers arrived. [...] "I finished the [concealed weapons] class three weeks ago prior to this accident and it helped me make some good decisions, wise decisions," Stewart said.

Robber points gun at Family Dollar employees — his last mistake was ignoring an armed customer behind him.  A suspected robber is dead after allegedly trying to rob a Family Dollar in Dekalb County, Georgia, and ignoring the customer who was armed behind him during the altercation.  The attempted robbery occurred on Tuesday morning [1/29/2019] when a man walked into the discount store and pointed a gun at two employees.  While one employee was handing over money to the robber, a customer walked from the back of the store to the front, and witnessed the robber pointing his gun at the employee's head.  He then pulled his own gun out and shot the robber several times.  The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.

Alabama: Wounded IHOP Employee Shoots & Kills Armed Man Shooting At Employees.  A Huntsville, Alabama International House of Pancakes employee drew his own gun in self-defense and the defense of others after a man began shooting at store employees.  In the process, the employee was wounded but the confrontation ended with the aggressor being killed, according to police.

IHop Employee Shoots and Kills Active Shooter at Restaurant.  Two people, including a suspected active shooter are dead following a fatal altercation at a Huntsville, Alabama IHOP restaurant earlier this week.  The armed employee who drew his own firearm to stop the shooting was also wounded in the shootout.  Police are new releasing more details about the incident.  "We have crime scene investigators and our major crimes unit is here," Lt. Michael Johnson said Wednesday night [1/16/2019].

Samaritan CCW Gun Holder Stops Suspects At Loomis Grocery Store.  KCRA TV-3 (NBC) reports 01-02-19 in Loomis, California, an incident began around 8:25 in the evening.  A male and female pair of shoplifters were spotted stealing from a Raley's store by a security officer.

Neighbor who came to Jayme Closs' aid: 'We were armed and ready' for suspect to come looking.  When Jayme Closs showed up at their doorstep, the Kasinskas family sprung into action, taking two steps before most anything else.  They called 911.  And they grabbed their firearms, in case the kidnapped teen's abductor was in pursuit.  Kristin Kasiskas told Fox News that she and her husband immediately recognized the 13-year-old Wisconsin girl whose October kidnapping captivated the nation when a neighbor, Jeanne Nutter, frantically knocked on their door at 4 p.m. on Thursday [1/10/2019].  "When our neighbor Jeanne came in with Jayme, she said:  'Get a gun.  We don't know if he's after us,'" Kasinskas said.  "So we were armed and ready in case this person showed up."

NBC News Reports Armed Intruder as an 'Unwanted House Visitor'.  NBC News now reports armed home intruders who are known to the homeowners are unwanted house visitors.  One of these unwanted visitors was shot and killed by a New Jersey man with his own gun.  The two men did know each other but that doesn't change the fact that one came brandishing a gun.  The owner of the home had to fight this unwanted house visitor off and he fought for his life, according to reports.  The intruder allegedly arrived at the residence brandishing a semi-automatic handgun and a fight erupted with the man who lives at the home.

Chicago woman with concealed carry license shoots, kills robber: police.  Police say a woman with a concealed carry license shot and killed a man who tried to rob her.  It happened just before 6 a.m. Tuesday [1/8/2019] in the 500 block of West 103rd Street in Chicago's Fernwood neighborhood.  The 25-year-old woman was standing at a corner, possibly waiting for a bus, when a man, armed with a weapon, tried to rob her.  Police say she showed her weapon and then shot the man in the neck.  He fled the scene and was located in the 400 block of West 103rd.

Robbery suspects thwarted by licensed gun owner, report says.  A good Samaritan armed with a gun stopped two suspected shoplifters from allegedly trying to stab a security guard outside a California grocery store, according to reports.  Authorities said Brandon Smith, 25, of Santa Cruz, and Elizabeth Almand, 23, of Watsonville, were spotted shoplifting by a security guard around 8:25 p.m.  Wednesday [1/2/2019] inside a Raley's grocery store in Loomis, just northwest of Sacramento, KRCA-TV reported.

Arizona resident shoots four burglars, killing one, police say.  One person is dead and three others are injured after they were shot by a resident of an Arizona home they were trying to burglarize, police said.  The Yuma County Sheriff's Office responded to a 911 call at approximately 1:38 a.m.  Thursday [1/3/2019] and discovered that four individuals were shot after breaking into a home.

Armed customer killed 16-year-old armed robbery suspect at Wichita gas station, police say.  The suspect in an armed robbery who was shot in the head by a customer at a south Wichita gas station died at the hospital, police said.  Wichita police did not identify the person who was killed, but said in a Saturday news release that he was a 16-year-old male.  The customer who shot him has not been arrested.

Wisconsin man, 75, who shot, killed suspected robber says 'I still feel bad'.  A 75-year-old man who shot and killed a suspected robber outside his Wisconsin home on Wednesday said he's still consumed by grief over the chaotic incident.  Henry Bell was returning to his Milwaukee home when he said he was approached by two people who attempted to rob him.  "When I walked past him, he said 'hand me the money,'" Bell told FOX6.

Florida, politician shoots intruder who invaded his garage.  A Palmetto City, Florida city commissioner shot an intruder who invaded his garage after crashing a car into another house while fleeing the cops.  [12/30/2018]

Math Professor Changes Equation On Home Invasion.  If there's one scenario more than any other that prompts people to own a firearm, it's probably home invasions.  I don't have hard data on that or anything, just an impression based on my experiences talking with people through the years.  I suspect my experiences and impressions aren't unique, either.  In Missoula, Montana, a math professor found himself faced with a home invasion.  Luckily, he was armed and could change the equation on the criminal.

Police: LSU players involved in shooting acted in self-defense.  Two LSU football players involved in a fatal shooting Saturday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, were the victims of an attempted robbery who acted in self-defense by shooting the man who was allegedly trying to rob them, Baton Rouge police said Sunday morning [12/23/2018].  Police spokesman Sgt. L'Jean McKneely said in a statement that the two student-athletes, who have been identified as sophomore running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire and walk-on linebacker Jared Small, were attempting to sell an electronic item in the Scotlandville area of Baton Rouge when the man, Kobe Johnson, pulled out a weapon and demanded their belongings.

Man shot by Sarasota homeowner after trying to enter house.  A man is in critical condition after he was shot by a Sarasota homeowner when he tried to enter their house.  Deputies were called to the 2900 block of Mayflower Street around 2:30 am on Saturday [12/22/2018].  The initial call came in as a shooting.  When police arrived on scene, they found 28-year-old James Jarvis of Bradenton was wounded.

Attempted robbery at McDonald's ends in gunfire.  A man trying to rob a McDonald's on the Northwest Freeway was hospitalized after being shot by a customer Friday night [12/21/2018].  Houston police received reports around 8:45 p.m. of an aggravated robbery at the McDonald's at 12020 Northwest Freeway.  The male suspect was shot in the shoulder and chest area by a customer after another customer threw a chair at him.  He then drove himself to a local hospital in a black sedan.

Police: Attempted Home Invasion Turns Deadly Early Saturday in Jacksonville.  A man who police say was breaking windows and trying to get into a home off Old St. Augustine Road near Interstate 95 was shot to death early this morning [12/22/2018], according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Robbery suspect shot, critically wounded at New Orleans East auto-parts store:  NOPD.  A robbery suspect was critically wounded when he was shot Friday night (Dec. 21) at a New Orleans East auto-parts store, New Orleans police confirmed.  Police responded just after 6 p.m. to a call of shots fired in the 9300 block of Chef Menteur Highway and arrived to find a robbery victim had shot a suspected robber, the NOPD said late Friday.  The NOPD did not indicate whether the robbery victim is affiliated with the store.

Homeowner shoots, kills home invader in Davidson County, sheriff's office says.  A homeowner shot and killed a man trying to get into his home in Davidson County Thursday night [12/20/2018], according to a news release from the Davidson County Sheriff's Office.

Concealed carry holder turned citizen cop, helped Springfield officer as his gun jammed.  A Springfield man was recently given one of the top honors in the state from law enforcement.  Jerry Pendergrass is a conceal carry owner who turned citizen cop in a life or death situation.  Springfield police and the Missouri Police Chiefs Association awarded Pendergrass the President's Citizen Award.  His quick action helped save an officer potentially from getting shot.

Judge finds Florence man not guilty in 2015 fatal Narrow Paved Road shooting on grounds of self-defense.  After facing a murder charge for three years, 34-year-old George Jacob Shine was found not guilty by reason of self-defense in general sessions court at the Sumter County Judicial Center Monday [12/17/2018].

3 shot, 1 dead at Tulsa Walgreens.  Tulsa police are investigating an incident that left three shot and one person dead at a Walgreens on 71st and Lewis Wednesday afternoon [12/19/2018].  An armed customer got into an argument with an employee in the photo department, officers told KJRH.  It is unclear at this time who shot first, but the Walgreens employee, who has a concealed-carry license, hit the suspect and killed him.

Man shot, killed while trying to break into home, deputies say.  One person who tried to break into an Upstate home was shot and killed Wednesday night [12/19/2018] by the homeowner, Anderson county deputies said.  The shooting happened at a home on Chauga Drive behind the Walmart on Highway 28, deputies said.  Deputies said at least two people tried to break into the home and one was fatally shot.

WPD: 'Aggressive' panhandler shot in downtown Wilmington after attacking man.  Police say an "aggressive" panhandler was shot in downtown Wilmington after attacking a man Monday night [12/17/2018].  According to Jennifer Dandron, spokeswoman for the Wilmington Police Department, officers with the department's downtown task force responded to the 30 block of North Front Street around 9 p.m. after receiving a shots fired report.

Shooting of Criminal by Citizen NOT Reported by Police & NOT Unusual.  On 7 December 2018, at about 7:45 p.m., the owner of the Alibaba's convenience store in Syracuse, New York shot and wounded an armed robber.  The robber ended up in the hospital.  The story made the news.  A local reporter for, Patrick Lohmann, investigated the story and wrote it up.  While doing a followup, Lohmann discovered the store owner had shot another robbery suspect six weeks earlier.  That story did not make the news.

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Suspected robber shot by victim in Lawrence [Indiana] strip mall.  A suspected robber is now in the hospital after police say he hopped into the wrong car. [...] "Unbeknownst to the robbery suspect, the victim had his own firearm and so they engaged in an exchange of gunfire," [Lawrence police Deputy Chief Gary] Woodruff said.  Woodruff said the suspected robber, identified by police as 18-year-old Derrick Hart, was shot twice.  The victim of the intended robbery was also shot but is now home recovering.

Man Brutally Attacked, Robbed, Then Saved By Armed Wife.  One of my favorite sayings is that God created all men, but Sam Colt made all men equal.  Well, Mr. Colt and his colleagues have made women pretty [...] equal as well, and that's a wonderful thing.  After all, there's a man alive right now that might not have been if his wife weren't armed.

Attacker Killed In Self-Defense Held Up As Evidence Of Gun Violence.  For most folks, having to shoot someone in self-defense is horrific.  It's a traumatizing affair all on its own, completely separate from the attack that necessitated an armed response.  But it's something that has to be done, or else you're going to die at the hands of a maniac.  Imagine, though, sometime later you find out that the man who attacked you, who tried to strangle you, was being held up as a victim of "gun violence."  How would you respond?  Well, that's the reality facing one woman right now.

Store Clerk Shoots Suspect, Foils Robbery.  An armed clerk shot a suspect and foiled a robbery at the Cowboy Store in Fort Worth, Texas, on Wednesday morning [12/5/2018].  The Star-Telegram reports that the incident occurred around 4:00 a.m.  The Dallas Morning News reports that the suspect, 27-year-old Kenneth Darnell Bridgewater, was armed when he entered the store; he attempted to rob the business but was thwarted by an armed clerk who shot him in the leg.

Woman Kills Escaped Prisoner Who Kicked Her Door In.  I'm not sure anything will get the collective heart rates of a community racing quite like an escaped prisoner in the area.  Hollywood has told us countless stories of the horrors that can befall people at the hands of escapees.  The fact that some of these are based on true stories certainly doesn't help with that.  For one South Carolina woman, that fear became all too real, until she used her Second Amendment rights to rewrite the script.

Prison Escapee Is Fatally Shot by Woman After He Breaks Into Her Home, Sheriff Says.  A felon who escaped from a South Carolina prison early Tuesday morning and barged into a woman's home was fatally shot by the homeowner in what the local sheriff described as a "shining example" of why people should own guns and know how to use them.  The episode began around 2:35 a.m. on Tuesday [12/4/2018] when a pair of Pickens County Prison inmates hatched what Sheriff Rick Clark said was a "premeditated plan" to escape.  While the authorities said they were still investigating exactly how the inmates got out of the prison, in the northwest corner of the state, Sheriff Clark said the inmates assaulted two detention officers in the process.  By Tuesday night, the officers were "sore and a little bruised," but resting at home with injuries that were not life threatening, the sheriff said.

Police:  Barbershop owner shot attacker in self-defense.  Philadelphia police say a barbershop owner shot and wounded a man [11/12/2018] who he says was attacking him.

Armed robber [was] shot [and] killed with [his] own gun after [the] victim [fought] back.  An armed robbery on Detroit's east side didn't go as expected when a victim decided to fight back late Monday night [11/12/2018].  Police say a botched armed robbery turned deadly when two robbers approached a man on Annott Street demanding cash.  The victim was able to wrestle the gun away from one of the suspects — killing one armed suspect and wounding the other.

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WPD: Suspect shot by victim during armed robbery.  An armed robbery suspect was shot by one of his would-be victims Wednesday night [11/14/2018], according to Wilmington [NC] police.  Wilmington Police Department officials say officers responded to the 500 block of Steamboat Springs Avenue Wednesday night in reference to an armed robbery in progress.  The suspect fled the scene before they arrived.

Intruder shot to death by Tigard homeowner.  An intruder was shot to death by the owner of a small townhouse in Tigard early Wednesday [11/14/2018] while 2 teenagers were at home.  Tigard police said the homeowner called 911 around 7 a.m. to report the trespasser.  When officers arrived at the home on SW Sage Terrace, the suspect, later identified as Jose Luis Gonzalez Jr., was dead.

Armed man helps subdue suspect in deadly stabbing in Seattle.  A Good Samaritan with a concealed carry permit is being credited with helping to subdue a man involved in a deadly stabbing on Friday at a busy tourist spot in Seattle.  Scott Brown was working at one of the food stands in the Armory, the food-court area in the Seattle Center, when the stabbing took place.

Police: Burglary Suspect Shot, Killed By Homeowner In Mt. Oliver.  Allegheny County Homicide Unit Detectives said a suspect is dead after an attempted home invasion in Mount Oliver.  Lt. Andrew Schurman said the man who resides in the home on Sherman Avenue shot and killed the intruder just after 5 a.m. Thursday [11/1/2018].  Detectives said the intruder had a weapon "similar to an assault rifle" and they think he entered through a second-story window.

South Carolina Mother Shoots Man During Attempted Home Invasion.  A South Carolina mother of three shot a man who knocked down the door to her house in an attempted home invasion.  Ashley Jones told Fox that she heard someone banging on the door of her house in Anderson County on Nov. 1 around 6 a.m.  She looked out the window but couldn't see who was at the door, so she asked through the door who it was.  No one answered her but she heard people talking to each other so she grabbed her gun.

Suspect 'critical' after armed homeowner fires back: reports.  An armed resident returned fire and critically wounded a 19-year-old suspect after a drive-by shooting resulted in the death of an 11-year-old girl who was inside her family's home in a suburb north of Las Vegas on Thursday night, according to reports.

Masked Man Opens Fire At A McDonald's.  Heroic Pistol-Packing Dad Ends Him.  A masked gunman who opened fire in an Alabama McDonald's restaurant on Saturday night was met with gunfire that ended his life from a pistol-packing father, a man who's been rightly praised as a hero by store employees.  According to WBRC-TV, an armed man wearing a mask entered the Birmingham McDonald's when an employee opened the front door for a father and his sons to leave the establishment.  When the masked man opened fire, the father pulled out his pistol and began firing at the suspect.

Alabama McDonald's gunman killed by armed dad, who is injured in shootout.  A brave dad armed with a pistol stopped what could have been a mass shooting Saturday inside an Alabama McDonald's when he took down a masked gunman who had stormed in and opened fire.  The unidentified father was leaving the establishment with his sons when a masked man walked into the Birmingham fast-food restaurant and started shooting, WBRC-TV reported.  The father returned fire and, during the ensuing shootout, the gunman, the father and one of the man's teenage sons were struck, according to the station.  The gunman, who was not identified, later died of his injuries.  The other two injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Kootenai County homeowner shoots and kills intruder.  The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office is investigating an early morning home invasion where the homeowner shot and killed the intruder.  Deputies were called to a home near Post Falls early Monday morning [10/29/2018] at about 1:30 am following the shooting.  The Sheriff's Office says the intruder broke into the home and was shot and killed by the homeowner.

Police: Lexington homeowner fires shots at robber leaving scene.  Lexington police responded to a robbery Friday afternoon on Jacks Creek Road.  The homeowner says someone came in the side door of his house, and he thought it was a farm worker.  It turned out to be a man wearing a gray bandana with a gun.  The robber told the homeowner to get on the ground before taking money from his pockets.  The robber was looking to steal firearms, but the victim was able to convince the robber to not take the weapons.

Suspect dead, woman injured after home invasion.  Police are investigating a home invasion in an upscale New Mexico neighborhood that left the suspect dead and a woman injured.  Ruidoso Police say an intruder broke into a home on Country Club Drive just before 6:30 Thursday morning [10/25/2018].  "The scene is secure.  There is no public safety threat," said Kerry Gladden, a spokesperson for the Village of Ruidoso.

Woman with baby in car shot and killed suspected kidnapper during police chase.  A woman shot and killed a man while he was driving a car carrying a 10-month-old baby on Thursday [10/25/2018] in California, police said. [...] Police said the chaos started a few blocks away from the crash.  That's when a woman in a car tried to flag down an officer, saying the driver was kidnapping her, according to the Fairfield Police Department.  "I think she yelled something to the effect that she was being assaulted and then the vehicle drove away," Fairfield Police Lt. Greg Hurlbut said.

Shootout in West Oak Lane take-out restaurant leaves would-be robber critical, police say.  Philadelphia police said a gun battle erupted inside of a West Oak Lane take-out restaurant Thursday night [10/25/2018].  It happened just before 8 p.m. on the 7300 block of North 19th street.  Police were called to Peter's Chicken and Seafood for a report of an armed robbery with shots fired.  Officers said when they arrived they were informed there was a shootout inside of the store between a would-be robber and the shop owner.

Homeowner Catches, Detains Burglar At Gunpoint:  Sheriff.  A homeowner in Happy Valley captured and detained a burglar who was caught red-handed stealing items from the homeowner's property, according to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.  Also arrested was the alleged burglar's so-called lookout, who was found sleeping in the getaway car one block away.  Oregon City resident Edward Carleton Cerf, 20, and Milwaukie resident Gabriella Maureen Solis, 19, were taken to Clackamas County Jail and charged with burglary.  Cerf is also being held on a parole violation.

Intruder shot during fierce fight in Orange County home, deputies say.  An intruder was shot late Wednesday [10/24/2018] in a fierce struggle with a resident during an Orange County home invasion, sheriff's deputies said.

Clerk foils holdup at former Mayor Charlie Smithgall's pharmacy; 1 suspect shot, second at large.  A clerk foiled a robbery Tuesday afternoon [10/23/2018] at Smithgall's Pharmacy in Lancaster city by shooting one of two alleged robbers, hitting the man several times, police said.  The other alleged robber, who was wearing a black mask and black clothing, fled the West Lemon Street pharmacy and remained at large at last report Tuesday.  "They came to the store on a mission," police Chief Jarrad Berkihiser said of the suspects.

Sheriff: Armed homeowner shoots intruder in barn.  A homeowner armed with a shotgun confronted and shot an intruder in his pole barn Tuesday night [8/14/2018].  When the homeowner, a 79-year-old man, heard an intruder in the pole barn around 11:20 at his home in Inland Township he grabbed a shotgun and confronted the man, according to Benzie County Sheriff's Deputies.  After telling the man to get off his property, the homeowner reported the intruder came toward him in a threatening manner, deputies said.

Richmond Homeowner Shoots Intruder in Self-Defense:  Police.  A home-invasion robbery suspect was shot while breaking into a residence in Richmond early this morning, according to police.  The shooting was reported at 12:15 a.m. at a residence in the 3100 block of Alta Mira Drive.  Investigators said a 47-year-old man attempted to break into two homes, and then after allegedly entered a third home by breaking a window.

Homeowner shoots intruder.  The El Dorado County Sheriff's Office is reporting that an intruder was hospitalized after a homeowner in Cool fired several rounds at the suspect.  The incident took place in Cool's Indian Rock Road area on Monday night.  The initial report to authorities was that a home-invasion was taking place.  "The caller said a man entered their residence and began damaging the inside," the Sheriff's Office reported.  "The caller was able to safely escape with his wife and young child to a neighbor's residence."

Naked intruder shot by Aurora homeowner was a known gang member.  An Aurora police officer on Monday [7/30/2018] shot a man, Richard Black, after Black shot an intruder, according to the family attorney.  The intruder has since been identified as Dajon Harper, a known gang member with a lengthy criminal history.

Burglary suspect stopped by armed homeowner while 'lookout' slept in car, police say.  An Oregon homeowner held a burglar at gunpoint last week after she caught him attempting to leave her house with stolen items, police said.  Authorities in Clackamas County responded to a burglary report at a home in Happy Valley, around 2:50 p.m.  Oct. 18, Portland's Fox 12 Oregon reported.  Responding officers found homeowner Dawn Lisa-DesVoigne holding the burglar at gunpoint.

Police: Intruder dies after being shot by Orem homeowner.  A 49-year-old man died from his injuries after he was shot by a homeowner during a confrontation Monday morning [10/15/2018], police said.  The homeowner told police he heard a noise coming from his detached garage near 400 North and 800 West about 7 a.m., according to Orem Police Lt. Craig Martinez.  The homeowner then grabbed a handgun and confronted the 49-year-old man who was in the garage, Martinez said.  The homeowner then shot the intruder multiple times after a confrontation in the garage, according to Martinez.

KPD: Suspected burglar who died after homeowner shot him during break-in identified.  A suspected burglar has died after a homeowner allegedly shot him when he was breaking into a home on Lamp Drive early Thursday morning [10/11/2018].  A preliminary investigation into the attempted burglary and shooting shows a male started beating on the door and trying to get into the home around 1:22 a.m.  When he couldn't get in, he tried to break into a window while armed with a handgun, according to KPD.

Police say man shoots intruder at his home.  Police are investigating after a woman called to report that her husband had shot an intruder in their home [9/13/2018].

East side homeowner shoots intruder.  A homeowner on Detroit's east side shot in intruder early Thursday [9/27/2018], police said.  The shooting took place about 2 a.m. on the 12000 block of Minden, which is south of East McNichols and east of Gunston.  Officer Dan Donakowski said the suspect forced entry through a window, but then heard the victim moving around and tried to hide behind a couch.

Suspected burglar shot dead by Albuquerque homeowner.  Police say the way an intruder got into an Albuquerque home should serve as a warning to others.  Albuquerque Police say that burglar managed to get a garage door open from the outside, but the Foothills homeowner confronted the suspect and shot and killed him on site [10/4/2018].  The incident is apparently in-line with a trend seen by officers, and anyone with a garage door with windows and a safety pull cord on the inside track should take note.

Alleged intruder shot by homeowner in Pittsylvania County has died, officials say.  The man shot by a Pittsylvania County homeowner after officials say he tried to force himself into the person's home on Sunday night has died, according to investigators.  Staff at Carilion Hospital in Roanoke say that 22-year-old Nicholas Marlowe died shortly before midnight on Sunday night [9/30/2018].  Investigators say they returned to the scene Monday to talk with potential witnesses and to review the scene.

Resident scares off home invaders with gun, Michigan police search for suspects.  Michigan State Police are in search of suspects who attempted a home invasion in Bainbridge Township Wednesday night [9/26/2018], but were scared off by an armed homeowner.  Christina Utley and her family live just off of M-140 in Bainbridge Township and Wednesday night just before midnight, she says she heard suspicious noises outside her home and woke up her boyfriend just in time to stop a home invasion.

Bystander shoots at dog that attacked, injured 2 children, Racine police say.  Two youths were injured when they were attacked by a pit bull terrier Wednesday morning [9/26/2018], according to Racine police.  According to police Sgt. Adam Malacara, officers responded at 8:57 a.m. to the 700 block of Sydney Drive for reports of a dog bite and gunshots.  An investigation revealed that two children had been walking to their bus stop when they were attacked by a dog.  A citizen in the area heard the children screaming and saw the dog attacking them.

Hope Mills woman assaulted, intruder shot during home break-in.  Officers were told that a man had broken into the residence [9/27/2018] and assaulted a woman inside the house and that another occupant fired a shot at the intruder, the release said.  The woman who was assaulted had injuries that were not life-threatening.

East side homeowner shoots intruder.  A homeowner on Detroit's east side shot in intruder early Thursday [9/27/2018], police said.  The shooting took place about 2 a.m. on the 12000 block of Minden, which is south of East McNichols and east of Gunston.  Officer Dan Donakowski said the suspect forced entry through a window, but then heard the victim moving around and tried to hide behind a couch.

Gun, knife struggle in Minot apartment building results in arrest.  An apparent fight between a man brandishing a large knife and another with a shotgun at a southwest Minot apartment building has resulted in the arrest of one of the men.  Blake Lund, 37, of Minot, was arrested after police said an investigation revealed that he had forced open a door to an apartment and confronted a man with the knife about 6:45 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24.  The apartment resident retrieved a shotgun for self-defense, police said, and Lund then tried to disarm the man.  A shot fired which resulted in police being called.

Man claims self-defense in motel shooting.  A Texas man says he shot a would-be mugger who came at him with a knife early Friday morning [9/21/2018] outside a Clovis motel.  Zion Flores, 20, of Mission, Texas, said he was in his car about 8:15 a.m. when two men came toward him, one slashing his tire with a knife.  Flores said he responded by pulling a gun and firing in self-defense.

Cicero's top cop praises concealed gun holder who fired at suspect after officer shot.  Cicero's top cop is praising the actions of a concealed gun holder who opened fire on a suspect who had shot one of the town's officers after a traffic stop on the Stevenson Expressway during evening rush hour Thursday [9/13/2018].  "We were lucky enough to have a citizen on the street there who is a conceal carry holder, and he engaged in gunfire with the suspect," Cicero Police Supt. Jerry Chlada Jr. said outside Mount Sinai Hospital, where Officer Luis Duarte was listed in good condition after undergoing surgery for four bullet wounds to the arm, leg and side.

Pharmacist Uses Firearm To Thwart Robbery.  Guns save lives.  We've said that a thousand times here at Bearing Arms and we're not unique.  Every gun website on the internet has made that argument, and we're not unique either.  Just about every gun rights activist and supporter has made the same claim.  And, more importantly, we can back it up with both data and anecdotes, such as the pharmacist who stopped a robbery in his store.

Homeowner Shoots, Kills One Of Three Armed Intruders.  Police are investigating after a homeowner shot and killed one of three armed intruders shortly after midnight.  It happened on East Overton Road.  The homeowner told police he was surprised when three armed men attempted a home invasion robbery.  He grabbed his own gun, fatally shooting one of them, and the other two fled on foot.

Good Girl with a Gun Saves Her Mother's Life, Perhaps Saves the Entire Family.  When police arrived Steven Kelley, 46, was dead from two gunshot wounds.  The gun was fired by the daughter of the woman he was choking to death.  According to WBTV, "The DA's office concluded, based on the facts and the evidence, that the shooting was justified and no charges will be filed."  Steven Kelley was a convicted felon and "had multiple guns in the house and frequently carried one," the report said.  He had also threatened girlfriend Chandra Nierman before.

Two Armed Men Arrested After Pharmacy Owner Opens Fire & Foils Robbery.  Just recently, two armed men barged into a pharmacy in Princess Anne, Maryland and attempted to rob it.  Thankfully, though, the owner of the pharmacy also had a firearm.  Upon hearing the commotion caused by the robbery, he grabbed his handgun and went to investigate.  Moments later, he reportedly saw one of the robbers who had targeted his store for theft holding what appeared to be an "assault rifle" and promptly opened fire, causing the two punks, who likely didn't expect that to happen, to flee.

Kokomo homeowner holds burglary suspect at gunpoint until police arrive.  A Kokomo resident sits in jail on a felony burglary charge after police say a husband and wife caught the man in the middle of a home invasion, chased him down and held the suspect at gunpoint until officers arrived.  Marcus Woolever, 27, is being held at the Howard County Jail on a $20,000 bond following the incident, which involved a red pull-behind wagon loaded with goods, ready to be stolen, inside a home in the 1000 block of East Vaile Avenue.

Man Keeps Committing Crimes... Gets Shot and Killed.  Most people do not want to become involved in violence.  But violence only takes one party.  Violence can come to people if they want it or not.  Eventually, perpetrators run into someone who fights back.  Sometimes, the perpetrator does not survive the encounter.  Smart criminals learn and decide not to continue their criminal acts.

Sheriff: Armed homeowner shoots intruder in barn.  When the homeowner, a 79-year-old man, heard an intruder in the pole barn around 11:20 [pm, 8/14/2018] at his home in Inland Township he grabbed a shotgun and confronted the man, according to Benzie County Sheriff's Deputies.  After telling the man to get off his property, the homeowner reported the intruder came toward him in a threatening manner, deputies said.  Deputies said the homeowner fired a single shot and hit the the intruder in both legs.

Intruder shot during robbery in Robeson County.  A man is in the hospital after he was shot Monday night [8/13/2018] when he tried to rob a couple at their home on McMillan Road in the Pembroke area of Robeson County, according to Robeson County Sheriff Ken Sealey.  Sealey said the man came to the home armed with gun.  He added the man knocked on the door and, when the couple let him inside, he pulled out a gun to rob them.

Cable repairman shoots armed robber in Northline.  An 18-year-old man was shot late Tuesday [8/14/2018] while attempting to rob a pair of cable repairmen in north Houston, police said.  The attempted robbery happened just before midnight, said Lt. Larry Crowson of the Houston Police Department.  Two cable repairmen were working on a cable box in the Northline neighborhood, near Fulton and Veenstra.  At least two armed men approached them and attempted to rob them, Crowson said, but one of the repairmen — who has a concealed handgun license — pulled out a gun.

No charges against Beaver Falls pizza delivery man who killed alleged robber.  A pizza delivery man in Beaver Falls who shot and killed a man who stabbed him and attempted to rob him will not be charged, according to a news release issued by police.  Beaver Falls police Chief John Deluca described the Aug. 10 shooting as a "justifiable use of deadly force."  "Upon confirming all of these facts with the Beaver County District Attorney David Lozier, we do not anticipate filing criminal charges against the victim at this time," Deluca said in the release.

Police: Raleigh man found shot to death suspected in convenience store robbery.  A man found shot to death in north Raleigh late Saturday might have been wounded in a convenience store robbery that night, police said Monday [8/13/2018].  The body of Derrick Malik Wiley, 21, was found in the 4200 block of Waterbury Road, off New Hope Church Road just west of Capital Boulevard.  Investigators said Wiley was a suspect in a robbery of a Mini Mart in the 5500 block of Old Wake Forest Road.  During that incident, a store employee exchanged gunfire with the robber.

Texas woman shoots man who reportedly exposed himself, tried to break into her house.  A Texas grandmother shot a man who was reportedly masturbating and trying to break into her home Tuesday evening [8/7/2018], Houston police say. [...] She told police the man followed her to her front door and tried to break [in].  That's when she said she fired at him through the door, striking him in the chest, Crowson said.

Good Guy with a Gun Stops a Potential Mass Shooter at a School Event.  A good guy with a gun stopped a potential mass shooter Saturday who opened fire on a back to school event.  An armed bystander shot a man who open-fired following a fistfight, police said.  The shooter returned to the park after a fistfight and began firing.  A bystander licensed to a carry a firearm then shot the shooter, who was flown to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said.  The bystander who shot the suspect waited for officers and has been fully cooperative with the investigation, police said.

Armed Bystander Halts Mass Shooting During School Cookout At Florida Park.  A Florida man is being hailed a hero after he took out a gunman who opened fire at a park during a back-to-school event.  According to police, an altercation broke between the suspect and another individual during a cookout at a park in Titusville on Saturday night [8/4/2018].  Authorities said the suspect left the park and returned with a gun a short while later and opened fire onto a crowd of more than 100 people, including children.  That's when an armed bystander — with a license to carry permit — pulled out his gun and shot the suspect.

Mystery Man at McAllen Mall Robbery:  Armed Citizen or Plain Clothes Police?  In a video of the attempted armed robbery of a McAllen, Texas mall jewelry store, the seven suspects were captured by three armed people.  One of the armed people, in a uniform, is said to be a police officer working mall security.  Another one, in a red shirt, is said to be a citizen with a Texas license to carry, in a Fox News Video.  The third, showing a badge in his left hand, appears to be another police officer.

Man wounded after attempted burglary in Centreville.  Fairfax County police are investigating a shooting after a reported burglary attempt Monday morning [7/30/2018] near Centreville, Virginia. [...] A homeowner, they said, apparently confronted a man on his property near the front porch.  The homeowner then fired a gun several times, wounding the man.  It appears the two did not know each other, police said.

Miller County homeowner shoots intruder.  According to the Miller County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a home in the 100 block of Old Bagnell Road in Eldon, Missouri on Monday, July 23 for a reported shooting. [...] Investigators told ABC 17 News that deputies learned during the investigation the gunshot victim unlawfully entered the home with a hatchet and made threats toward the owner.  The homeowner reportedly got into a fight with the person and shot the intruder once they entered the home.

Prosecutor: Homeowner who shot intruder was "justified".  Miller County's prosecutor says a homeowner was justified when they shot an intruder last week.  The Miller County's Sheriff's Office said it happened July 23 at 116 Old Bagnell Road.  Investigators say the intruder entered the residence illegally and started a confrontation with the homeowner, who shot him in the arm.

Intruder shot and killed in south St. Louis home.  A violent attack in south St. Louis left a man dead, but the person who pulled the trigger is not being charged with a crime.  It's because St. Louis police said the man who died broke into a home, and the man inside shot and killed that intruder, possibly in self-defense.

Man shoots at burglar in bedroom of east Las Vegas home.  Las Vegas police are investigating Wednesday morning after a man shot at a burglar standing in the bedroom in his east Las Vegas home.  Police were called about 3:30 a.m. to a home at 2727 San Vincente St., near Pecos Road and Carey Avenue, according to Metropolitan Police Department Lt. David Gordon.  The man was home alone when he woke up to a noise and saw another man in his bedroom, Gordon said.  He grabbed a handgun and fired three shots at the other man, who ran away.

Bus Driver Shoots Man After Being Hit With Pepper Spray on I-95 in Delaware, Police Say.  A bus driver shot a man who sprayed him with pepper spray during an altercation on I-95 in New Castle, Delaware, according to police. [...] Both men then got out of their vehicles and an altercation ensued, police said.  The driver of the Durango, a 53-year-old Wilmington man, allegedly took out pepper spray and sprayed the bus driver in the face.  The bus driver then pulled out a handgun and fired at the 53-year-old man, striking him in the upper torso, police said.

Armed 80-year-old finds intruder inside home, holds him until police arrive.  An 80-year-old homeowner asked News 4 not to reveal his identity but said he returned home recently to find clues that someone had been in and around his house. [...] The man didn't wait for police, he grabbed a handgun and started searching the house himself.  When he looked in the basement he saw more clues someone had been in the home.  "Well I had to reach in and turn a light on under the steps and that was a little bit concerning but I did it.  When I stepped inside he was really on his knees.  I guess when I turned that light on he was starting to get up," said the homeowner.  The man said he checked the burglar to make sure he wasn't armed and then marched him outside to wait for police.  The homeowner's 53-year-old son was outside and on the phone with a police dispatcher.

Woman fends off East Memphis home intruders with shotgun.  [Scroll down]  "Then I heard a boom and things went silent, and thought she had burst in through the wood door at front and it just got quiet."  The woman was trying to come in through the front door.  At that point, Lyne's two dogs lost it.  And that's when she swallowed her fears and grabbed the shotgun her husband told her to use for protection.  Now charging for the side door, where the woman had broken the glass and ready to come in, Lyne and the shotgun stopped the woman dead in her tracks.

Seven Armed Illegal Aliens Charged in Texas Mall Robbery.  Seven Mexican nationals who entered the U.S. illegally were arraigned on Monday after they attempted to rob a jewelry store at gunpoint in the La Plaza Mall in McAllen, Texas, on Saturday [7/28/2018], local media and Fox News reported.  The seven men were charged with aggravated robbery.  During they robbery they brandished handguns and smashed the glass display cases.  There were no injuries or gunfire during the attempted robbery, and an undercover police officer with a concealed-carry handgun helped stop the crime.

Texas: Intruder Holds His Wife at Gunpoint, Man Shoots Intruder in the Head.  Here's another "good guy with a gun" story that did not quite make the national news.  What do you do when someone comes to your home and holds one of your family members at gunpoint?  In Texas they do not hesitate.  They shoot to kill.

Good Gal With a Gun Saves Co-Worker from Violent Thug.  A waitress at a George Webb restaurant in Milwaukee was attacked on June 28 by a regular customer at the restaurant who felt she wasn't serving him fast enough, Fox News reported.  After cursing at the server throughout the night, he came behind the counter and punched her in the face.  Seconds later, another waitress with a concealed carry permit pulled out a handgun from her waistband and pointed at him until he backed off.

Restaurant Employee Pulls Gun on Thug Who Punched a Woman, Ends Situation.  In a video that is circulating across Twitter, a man can be seen venturing back into the kitchen of a George Webb restaurant.  The woman at the grill is clearly confused, when all of a sudden the man punches the worker in the face.  That is when her co-worker whips out a gun and points it at the attacker.  The man moves towards the armed woman, but she holds her ground.  He then leaves.

Armed Mother 1, Carjacker/Kidnapper 0.  According to the report, the woman left her two kids in the car when she ran into a Dallas-era Shell station.  She then jumped into the passenger seat when the carjacker jumped into the driver's seat.  She ordered him to stop, but nevertheless he persisted.  So she grabbed her gun out of the the glove box and shot him.

Mom shoots man who took her car with kids inside.  A woman shot a man who she says took her car at a southern Dallas gas station Wednesday night [7/4/2018].  Michelle Booker-Hicks told FOX 4 it happened around 10 p.m. as she was paying for her gas at a Shell station along Interstate 35 near Camp Wisdom Road.  Booker-Hicks saw a man get into the car with her 2 and 4-year-old sons in the back seat.  She jumped back in too, grabbed a gun from her glove box and shot the man in the face to get him to stop.

A warning shot to the face:
Dallas Woman Rescues Toddlers From Carjacker By Shooting Him In The Head.  On Wednesday night [7/4/2018], a woman in Dallas, Texas, rescued her two toddlers after a man jumped into her SUV and tried to drive away with them.  Michelle Booker-Hicks jumped into the passenger seat and ordered the man to stop the car.  When he refused, she reached into the glove box, pulled out a gun and shot him in the head, causing him to drive into a utility pole.  Michelle Booker-Hicks said she was paying for gas at a Shell gas station around 10 p.m.  Wednesday when the suspect climbed inside her SUV and tried to carjack the car with her two little boys.

MSNBC Ignores Woman Who Used Gun to Save Her Children from Carjacker.  Between Thursday evening [7/5/2018] and Friday morning, most of the networks ran at least one report on a mother in Dallas who shot a carjacker as he tried to steal her car while her two young children were still inside.  But the far-left MSNBC has been true to form in not making any room during its 24 hour a day airtime to give any attention to this story of a woman using a gun to defend her children which even CNN made room for a few times.  CBS also has not given any attention to the story so far.

The Editor says...
I'm no lawyer, but as far as I know, carjacking is not a legal term.  The suspect found a vehicle unlocked with the engine running.  He got in and drove off.  If he had used a weapon or had taken the vehicle by threat or force he probably would have been charged with aggravated robbery instead of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.  He is also charged with unlawful restraint, not kidnapping, because he was apparently after the car, not the kids in the back seat.
Here's a tip of the hat to Terry Van Sickle for his free advice on the technicalities.

Hartford woman shot and killed man attempting to break into home.  Geneva County Sheriff Tony Helms told WDHN that just after 8 p.m.  June 23, emergency responders arrived at a rural home on County Road 69, outside of Hartford.  Helms said that before their arrival, a Hispanic male had attempted to break through a door of the residence when the woman inside repeatedly told the individual to get away that she had called authorities.  Helms said that when the individual began to gain entry into the home, the woman got a shotgun and fired through the door striking and killing the man.

Neighbor shoots burglar at southeast Houston home, police say.  Two teenage girls hid inside a bedroom while a man broke into their home in Southeast Houston and a neighbor shot him, according to police.  Police said a man knocked on the front door of a house on Ventura near Marietta about 7:30 a.m.  Tuesday [6/26/2018].  A 12-year-old girl and 14-year-old girl inside the home didn't answer the door, police said.  Police said Damond Augbon, 19, went to the back of the home and broke in through a window.

Virginia mother shoots armed man, 25, who flew 8,500 miles from New Zealand and tried to break into her home.  A man from New Zealand was shot after he travelled to the home of a 14-year-old girl in Virginia he was reportedly communicating with online.  Troy George Skinner, 25, was shot on Friday after he allegedly smashed a glass door and tried to enter the home in Goochland, Virginia.  He is now fighting for his life after being shot in the neck by the girl's mother.

Suspected intruder shot at North Little Rock home, police say.  North Little Rock police said a suspected intruder was shot Tuesday morning [6/19/2018] while breaking into a home.  When officers responded shortly after 11 a.m. to the Somerset Drive address, the 34-year-old resident told them he was watching a movie with a female guest when heard an individual kicking his front door.

2 dead in home invasion; Cocoa police search for 2 other suspects.  Jaleen Malik Howard's last action to protect his apartment from three home invaders may have provided one of the biggest clues into who killed him. [...] One round from Howard's gun struck and fatally wounded Rahkwon Shiem Yarveez Oquendo, 22, causing him to collapse in the street in front of the Peachtree Apartments on Peachtree Street east of U.S. 1.  [6/19/2018]

Woman shoots 'high' 16-year-old intruder in her Pierce County home.  A Pierce County woman called 911 at 3:15 Saturday morning [6/16/2018] to report that she had just shot an unknown intruder in her home, located on 118th Street South in Parkland, Washington.  Parkland is located in Pierce County, about 40 miles south of Seattle.  The woman told dispatchers she was holding the suspect at gunpoint and "said she was unable to let the deputies inside her home because the injured suspect was laying against her front door," the Pierce County Sheriff's Department said in a news release.

Burglary suspect shot by shop owner in Temple City.  A man who broke into a Temple City business early Monday [6/18/2018] was shot and wounded by the owner, authorities said.  Sheriff's Lt. Tom McNeil said the injured suspect was expected to survive.  Deputies caught a second suspect who fled the scene when he crashed several streets away, in the 4400 block of Temple City Boulevard.  The two men had tried to break into an automotive business in the 4700 block of Miller Drive around 4 a.m., the lieutenant said.  The owner was at the shop.

Media Lining Up to Defend Black Teen Shot in Carjacking, Attempted Murder.  What's it like to feel powerless?  A lieutenant in the Chicago Fire Department may find out.  The fireman committed the grave sin of defending himself and his property from an aggressor.  Now he is the target of a social media campaign to ex post facto punish him for having the audacity to protect what is rightfully his.

Pastor who shot suspect in Tumwater carjacking spree tells his story.  [David] George isn't just the pastor of the Oakville Assembly of God Church.  He describes himself as a trained EMT with the town's fire department, a certified gun-range safety officer and a licensed concealed-carry holder who has trained for active shooter situations.  George is the man who has been called a hero for using the gun he carries to stop the bizarre and deadly rampage of carjackings and shootings by McCleary resident Tim O. Day that ultimately injured three people, one critically.

Armed Civilians Shoot Would-Be Mass Shooter At Washington Walmart.  "There were three civilians going after him (the shooter) to shoot him and two of them had their guns up — and then the third guy shot him through the window of the car," explains Megan Chadwick to KIRO 7 news, as she witnessed a would-be mass shooter taken out by multiple armed citizens at a Walmart just outside of Olympia, WA.

"Suspected Walmart robber tries to carjack two different cars, both drivers pull out guns".  The robber tries to carjack a vehicle, but the driver pulls a concealed handgun on him.  He then tries to carjack a second driver, only to find that she is also armed.  At that point, the driver gives up and hides in the restroom of a nearby store.  [Jacksonville, Florida, June 12, 2018.]

Robber shot in Oak Lawn.  Police responded to the area of Cedar Springs Road and Hawthorne Avenue around 3:25 a.m. after a person said someone tried to rob them.  Police said the victim pulled a handgun and shot the suspect to protect himself and the suspect fled to a hospital.

Nebraska man shoots intruder in his home.  Officers were sent to a house in Wisner around 6:50 a.m. Thursday [5/24/2018] on a report that someone was trying to break into the locked home.  They found a wounded man lying on a floor inside and a resident armed with a handgun that had been fired.

Intruder shot by homeowner in Worcester facing trespassing, assault charges.  A 29-year-old Worcester man who was shot by a homeowner early Sunday morning [4/29/2018] while allegedly trespassing in his yard will be arraigned Tuesday on criminal charges, police said.  Zachary Bailey is expected to be arraigned in Worcester District Court on charges of attempted breaking and entering into a motor vehicle, assault and battery, and trespassing in connection with the incident on Second Street, Worcester police said.

Disturbed intruder shot by Kitsap County homeowner.  A 28-year-old man who police said appeared to be delusional was shot by a homeowner in the Southworth area of South Kitsap early Thursday [4/27/2018].  The Kitsap County Sheriff's Office was called to the home at about 2 a.m. on Thursday.  The homeowner said he armed himself and went downstairs to investigate after he heard yelling and loud banging on his living and dining room windows.  His family was home at the time of the incident.

Homeowner kills intruder in Trinity.  A homeowner shot and killed an intruder inside a home in Trinity about 2:15 Mother's Day morning [5/13/2018].  The shooting happened at a house on Trinity's Creek Meadow Drive.  Officers with the Trinity Police Department rushed to the scene.  However, Decatur Police detectives are handling the investigation.  The Decatur Police Department was asked to take over the investigation due to a family conflict, according to Decatur Police spokeswoman Emily Long.  Police say the intruder got his hands on a knife once he made his way inside.

Hero mom saves the day, killing gunman outside school.  A gunman who targeted a group of families gathered for a Mother's Day celebration at a school in Brazil was fatally shot by an off-duty cop.  Katia Sastre was praised by local officials for her bravery and was credited with saving the day.  [Video clip]

Civilians kill gunman after 3 shot at Oklahoma restaurant.  The man suspected of shooting three people inside an Oklahoma City restaurant before being fatally shot by bystanders had no obvious connection to the victims or the restaurant, and was legally authorized to carry a firearm, authorities said Friday [5/25/2018].

Gunman shot dead by armed bystander in restaurant shooting.  A man who injured two people when he opened fire in an Oklahoma City restaurant Thursday night [5/24/2018] was shot dead by an armed bystander, police said.  The suspect walked into a Louie's restaurant in the Lake Hefner area and shot two people inside, according to the Oklahoma City Police Department.  A person with a pistol confronted the gunman and fatally shot him, the cops said.

2 Shot At Louie's On Lake Hefner; Suspect Killed By Armed Citizen.  A mother and daughter were shot Thursday night [5/24/2018] at a popular restaurant on Lake Hefner in northwest Oklahoma City, police said.  The shooting occurred at Louie's Grill & Bar at 9401 Lake Hefner Parkway around 6:30 p.m.  According to Captain Bo Mathews with the Oklahoma City Police Department, the suspect described as an 18 to 20-year-old white male entered the restaurant and opened fire.

Bystander shoots and kills gunman who opened fire on packed Oklahoma restaurant.  An armed passerby has shot dead a gunman who opened fire on a packed Oklahoma restaurant in a terrifying shooting which left a woman and two children injured.  The shooter, a white male who was wearing eye glasses and ear protection at the time, was confronted by a person standing outside the restaurant as he tried to flee, and shot dead.  He was the only person killed in the shooting, which left four in hospital, and Police Captain Bo Matthews told reporters the armed civilian was 'a blessing'.

Turns out Oklahoma restaurant shooter was a security guard who believed he was under demonic attack!.  The man who was taken down by two good guys with a gun, after he shot three people yesterday at restaurant in Oklahoma City, reportedly worked as an armed security guard.  From the sound of it he may have planned on walking away, as he was wearing ear and eye protection when he began shooting: [...]

Man opens fire inside Oklahoma restaurant before 'armed citizen' shoots, kills him, police say.  A man "opened fire" Thursday [5/24/2018] in an Oklahoma restaurant, leaving at least four people injured, before he was fatally shot by a bystander, police said.  The gunfire unfolded at about 6:30 p.m. local time at Louie's on the Lake in Oklahoma City, Fox 25 News reported.

Oklahoma City good guys with guns were 'not average citizens'.  As Twitchy reported, it was not just one but two armed citizens who confronted and killed a man who had opened fire inside an Oklahoma City restaurant Thursday night, injuring three.  We were ready for the spin against the "good guy with a gun" narrative, and it came quickly.  Moms Demand founder Shannon Watts, for example, noted that the gunman was shot in the parking lot after he had shot his victims.  Guess he just should have been allowed to walk away, then?  Now it's Saturday, and she's still trying to downplay the "good guy with a gun" angle.  We agree with her that the men were not average citizens ... they bravely went above and beyond.

Police: Man shoots juvenile after he pulls out gun during motorcycle sale.  Police said officers spoke with John Billett, 47, at the scene, who told them he had made arrangements online to meet with Rodnicka Richardson, 20, to sell a motorcycle.  During their meeting, Billett said Richardson was joined by Khalil Graves, 20, and the juvenile.  When he asked for payment before giving Richardson the motorcycle's papers, the juvenile pulled out a gun and demanded the motorcycle.  Billett, who was armed, shot the juvenile in the neck.

Rabid fox attacks three people in Oswego County.  When George Stevens walked outside into his backyard last Wednesday [5/9/2018], he felt something bite him in the back of the leg.  When he turned around, he was eye-to-eye with an aggressive gray fox.  "After he bit me in the thigh he came back and latched on to my forearm.  I picked my arm up in the air, and he's hanging off my arm, so I grabbed him by the middle of the back and ripped him loose," Stevens said. [...] Eventually, the fox attacked a third man who shot the animal.

Armed intruder shot by apartment resident taken to local hospital.  An armed man who forced his way into an apartment early Friday [5/18/2018] in Waco was shot twice by a resident, police say. [...] Investigators said residents of an apartment in the complex heard a knock on the door, just before midnight.  Not knowing who the person outside was, one of the residents grabbed his pistol, police said.  Minutes later, a second person came to the door and when residents opened it, the armed man forced his way inside where the resident with the pistol was sitting on the couch.

Jack in the Box shooter feared for his safety, says he shot in self defense.  "Whenever people invoke self-defense, we always work slowly and methodically to make sure we have a totality of all the available information," Porter said.  "In this case, we have some video footage which supports Mr. Garris' account."  The shooting is also being reviewed by the Deschutes County District Attorney's Office.

Intruder Shot During Apparent Burglary.  Lt. David Myer of the Springfield Police tells KOLR10 that a man attempted to climb in a window in the apartment complex in the 2800 block of south Nettleton shortly before 2:30 this morning [5/16/2018].  That is when someone inside shot the suspect.

Memphis man robbed at bank, pulls gun on suspects.  An attempted robbery was stopped by the victim after he pulled out his gun in defense.  It happened on the 3700 block of Lamar close to Knight Arnold near Oakhaven.  Court records said Robert Coats and Williams Spears were arrested and charged with aggravated assault and attempted robbery.

Homeowner shoots burglary suspect inside Lake Worth house.  The homeowner said he saw Mouassite holding a flashlight on the second floor of his home.  He then shot Mouassite to "defend himself as well as his wife and daughter," a deputy wrote in the report.  When deputies arrived, the homeowner was chasing Mouassite behind his home, according to a sheriff's office report.  Deputies arrested Mouassite when spontaneously he said, "It's all a mistake, I went into the wrong house," a deputy wrote.  Mouassite had a gunshot wound to his right arm and was taken to JFK Medical Center for treatment.

The Editor says...
Seems like he would notice he was in "the wrong house" before arriving on the second floor.

Intruder fatally shot.  Police arrived to find a 21-year-old lying on the sidewalk with multiple gunshot wounds, according to the release.  The man was transported to Northwest Medical Center, where he died from his injuries, authorities said.  The person who initially called police about a burglary said he heard someone beating on the door of his apartment and didn't get an answer when he asked who was there.  A male and female then kicked in the door and entered the home, prompting the resident to fire a handgun he was armed with, the release states.  [5/14/2018]

Attempted robbery suspect dies after being shot by victim, crashing into yard.  Police said the suspect, identified as 24-year-old Francisco Martinez Jr., was found with gunshot wounds to the chest.  Investigators said Martinez attempted to rob three victims two blocks away, in the area of Northwest 22nd Avenue and 28th Street.

Homeowner Kills Intruder In Trinity.  The shooting happened at a house on Trinity's Creek Meadow Drive.  Officers with the Trinity Police Department rushed to the scene.  However, Decatur Police detectives are handling the investigation.  "The Decatur Police Department was asked to take over the investigation due to a family conflict," according to Decatur Police spokeswoman Emily Long.  Police say the intruder got his hands on a knife once he made his way inside.  He hurt two people.

Civilians used concealed handguns to stop dozens of crimes in the last few weeks.  [For example,] Raleigh, North Carolina, April 26, 2018:  Jonathan Tyrone Peace, 28, has been charged with common law robbery in connection with the incident Thursday in the 300 block of South Blount Street around 3 p.m., police said.  He suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and was rushed for medical treatment to WakeMed. ... Police said Morgen Matthews, 23, was walking on South Blount Street when Peace tried to rob her.  She fired her weapon to stop him from attacking her, police said.  She remained on the scene until police arrived, authorities said. ... The caller said the woman was "violently accosted" before she fired the gun.

Man with concealed weapons permit shoots and kills man who tries to rob him in Gainesville.  A man with a concealed weapons permit pulled out a gun on a robber and shot him to death in Gainesville, police reported.  According to a report in the Gainesville Sun, the shooting appears to be in self defense and the shooter will not face charges.  Police identified the dead man as Arkeen Bennett.  The name of the shooter was not released.  At about 1:15 a.m.  Monday, the man was returning home from the movies with a family member when Bennett pulled a gun and cocked it.  The other man pulled a gun of his own and fired, striking Bennett, who ran to a vehicle and was driven away by someone else.  The other man with the gun then called 911.  Bennett was later found dead.

FBI Claims 8 Active Shooters Thwarted By Good Guy With A Gun.  Every time there's a mass shooting, gun owners routinely comment that we only wish there'd been a good guy with a gun there to stop the attack.  Anti-gunners routinely scoff at such a suggestion, arguing that good guys with a gun don't stop mass shootings.  So, who is right?  Well, according to the FBI, we are.

Woman Uses Her Gun to Defend Her Family, Finds Herself Facing Two Years in Prison.  Imagine living in a Stand Your Ground state and having a crazed, angry individual ram their car into yours.  To make matters worse, your two-year-old daughter is in the car, and your mother is standing nearby.  Fearing for their safety, you grab your unloaded, legally purchased firearm from inside the car to scare off the attacker.  But soon after the incident, you're the one who finds themselves behind bars, serving a two-year mandatory prison sentence on felony possession of a firearm charge because police reports state you committed a felony with your firearm.  Furthermore, the individual who intentionally crashed their car into yours, making you fear for your life and the lives of your family, gets off scot-free.  It sounds like insanity, but this is the account of Siwatu-Salama Ra, a pregnant, African American woman, and legal gun owner.

Grandma, 70, shoots alleged home intruder: 'Kill him before he kills me'.  A gun-toting 70-year-old grandmother took matters into her own hands early Saturday morning [5/5/2018] when she shot and wounded an alleged home intruder attempting to break into her Philadelphia residence.  Maxine Thompson told FOX29 she woke up around 4:30 a.m. and heard banging outside her house.  Police said a 43-year-old man attempted to break into the grandmother's Philadelphia home at the time.

Woman who used gun to save officer's life is sued by criminal's family.  An Indiana woman who used her gun to save the life of a police officer is being sued by the criminal's family for "wrongful death".  The incident occurred started when a police officer and criminal resisting arrest began to fight.  When Kysite could see that the officer was loosing and the criminal was reaching for his gun, she decided to exercise her second amendment right.  The Fraternal Order of Police are covering the officer's legal fees and have set up a Go Fund ME page for Kystie.

23-year-old woman gets her permit, gun.  It pays off big time just a week later.  Morgen Matthews, 23, was simply walking down a Raleigh, North Carolina, street in broad daylight Thursday when an attacker reportedly attempted to rob Matthews.  Lucky for Matthews, she'd gotten her gun permit a year ago and had just bought her very own firearm the week before.

Security guard hit with a pipe.  Police said a man is in the hospital after he was shot by a security guard at a Tulsa QuikTrip Tuesday evening, April 24.  The shooting happened at 9:20 p.m. at the convenience store at Admiral and Memorial.  Police said the man was trying to shoplift from the store when the security guard stopped him.  He later returned to the store with a pipe and hit the guard before officers said the security guard shot him once in the torso.

Brazil Homeowner Shoots an Alleged Intruder, Investigation Under Prosecutor Review.  The Brazil police department told News 10 the incident happened early Sunday morning [4/22/2018].  It happened at a house on Ashley Street.  Officers said they found Raymond Morris with a gunshot wound to his leg.  The homeowner told police Morris kicked in his front door.

Woman pulls gun on would-be robber, saves husband, family says.  Police in Memphis, Tennessee, are searching for a man who allegedly attempted a robbery outside a Whitehaven home in broad daylight [4/22/2018].

He tried to buy an iPhone via Facebook.  Now he's glad he brought a gun to the deal.  Roberto Rodriguez, of Richardson, Texas, wanted an affordable iPhone for his 11-year-old daughter, so he turned to Facebook Marketplace.  He had no idea before the exchange was over, though, he'd have to shoot two people.

Robber attempts to ambush former DeKalb police officer.  Authorities are on the hunt for a dangerous armed robber who ambushed a homeowner in his driveway.  It all happened in a quiet neighborhood in Newton County.  But homeowner Carlos Wicker had a surprise as well.  Wicker was armed, was a former police officer, and says he was more than prepared to take on the suspect [4/17/2018].

Police: Dad shoots intruder — daughter's ex-boyfriend.  A father shot a man at his daughter's home in Santa Ana overnight as the intruder — the woman's ex-boyfriend — tried to crawl through a window, police said.  The incident occurred on Sunday, April 22 at about 1:50 a.m.  Police responded to the house in the 1600 block of W. McFadden earlier, after receiving a domestic violence call, but the ex-boyfriend was not there when they arrived, Santa Ana Police Cpl.  Anthony Bertagna said.  "Apparently, he returned later," Bertagna said.  "The father confronted the suspect as he was coming through a window."

Man shoots, kills carjacking suspect near Millenia mall.  A man in his 20s is dead after a carjacking attempt at a New Texas Fried Chicken east of the Mall at Millenia in Orlando turned fatal early Sunday, an Orange County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman said.  Leon Anthony Ducally, 49, told deputies he shot Jan Demetri Goodman, 26, who was assaulting and carjacking him as he walked into the business at 2200 Americana Boulevard, spokeswoman Jane Watrel said.  Watrel said Ducally has a valid concealed-carry permit.

Suspected burglar shot, killed by homeowner in Greenville Co.  ID'd.  Deputies are investigating the fatal shooting of a suspected burglar.  The Greenville County Sheriff's Office said a resident arrived home Friday morning [4/20/2018] and found someone inside their home on Easterlin Way.  Deputies say the resident fired at least one round before going outside to call law enforcement.  Officers responding to a reported burglary at the home found the subject dead in a closet.

The Invisible Victims of Gun Control.  She'd always "felt safe in her neighborhood," said an unnamed young woman in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.  That is, until around midnight of October 25, 2008, when she heard a crash in her basement.  A 47-year-old registered sex offender named Ronnie W. Preyer had broken into her home.  She "made a beeline to the back door, but Preyer was waiting for her," writes Bridget DiCosmo of the Southeast Missourian.  She fought back, but was punched, "twice, she thinks."  Before leaving, her rapist told her, "Don't tell anybody, I know where you live."  "I wasn't going to tell, but the more I thought about it, the worse I felt," she recalls.  The landlord fixed her window and installed security devices to the doors, and, "in a gesture that may have saved her life, purchased a shotgun for her" before teaching her how to load it.

PD: Resident shoots man after he breaks in, threatens family.  A man who broke into a home in Stockton Saturday morning is dead after a resident shot him, the Stockton Police Department said.  Officers arrived at the home on South Monroe Street at 8:15 a.m., police said.  The resident of the home shot a man who broke into his home and made threats to his family, police said.  He was transported to a hospital but did not survive.

Woman Shoots Hatchet-Wielding Would-Be Robber, Police Say.  A woman shot a hatchet-wielding would-be robber when he confronted her in a parking lot Friday night [4/13/2018], police said.  The man, who has not been identified, walked up to the woman and demanded her keys as she got into her car around 8:40 p.m., according to KOLD.  Instead of her keys, she grabbed her handgun and told him to leave, according to KVOA.

Woman Shoots, Kills Home Invader.  Guns save lives.  We say that over and over, and we provide a mountain of data to prove it, but some people refuse to see it that way.  They look at the numbers and apparently read it as "Blah, blah, blah" or something.  So we tend to share stories of people defending themselves to prove that it does happen and isn't some clever manipulation of data.  You know, like this woman in South Carolina who killed an alleged attacker with a shotgun.

Coroner: Woman shoots, kills intruder armed with shotgun after home invasion.  Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler said a Gaffney man was shot and killed during an alleged home invasion early Friday morning [4/6/2018].  Fowler said a woman shot and killed Charles Shannon Alley, 41, of Tansi Trail after he forced his way into a home while armed and began fighting with another man in the house.

Jason Falconer, Concealed Carry Instructor who Stopped Mall Attack, recieves Congressional Badge of Bravery.  Jason Falconer received the Congressional Badge of Bravery as an off-duty officer.  But Jason was more than an off-duty officer, he was a professional firearms trainer for the Minnesota carry permit.  As with many other instructors, he made it his business to train others to be aware and ready to stop an attack with deadly force, if it became necessary.

Armed robber shot after victim and witness pull their own guns, St. Louis police say.  A would-be robber and one of his intended victims were injured after gunfire erupted at a home on South Jefferson Avenue Wednesday night [4/4/2018], police said.  The robber entered the home and shot a man inside, but another victim in the house was able to get a gun and fire back, and a witness outside also fired shots at the fleeing bandit, police said.  The injured suspect was arrested about eight miles away.

Woman with gun who chased burglary suspect from home confronts him in court.  The Oconee County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a suspect entered a woman's home on Wednesday [4/4/2018].  Deputies said they received a 911 call around 1:45 p.m. about an intruder at a home on North Laurel Street.  According to investigators, a woman at the home was armed and pulled her gun on the suspect, who fled the scene.

Man says he fatally shot intruder at building he was renovating, KC police say.  A man said he fatally shot an intruder early Friday [4/6/2018] at a vacant apartment building he was renovating, according to Kansas City police.

Police: Owner of vacant home shoots intruder in Bartlesville.  The owner of a vacant home shot an intruder who was reportedly hiding in the attic, Bartlesville police said.  The man who was shot was taken to a local hospital then to a Tulsa hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, police said [4/1/2018].

Man shot in home invasion attempt in Far East Dallas.  A Far East Dallas man fatally shot a man attempting to enter his apartment Tuesday afternoon [4/3/2018], police said. [...] The 28-year-old man whose identity has not been released had reportedly assaulted the 54-year-old homeowner and attempted to enter his apartment, police said.

UK: Man Defends Himself from Burglars, Killing One, and Gets Arrested for Murder.  [T]oday we're learning a retired old [man] defended himself against two burglars in the Olde Country.  He defended himself well, killing one of the burglars.  Only for the bobbies to arrest him — the home-owner and victim — for murder.

Attempted armed robber shot by church security guard in West Garfield Park.  An investigation is underway after an attempted armed robbery suspect is shot overnight by a church security guard.  It happened just after 8 p.m.  Wednesday [3/28/2018] near a church on the 4400 block of West Maypole in West Garfield Park.  Police said a 27-year-old gunman burst into the Maypole Avenue Church of Christ and announced a robbery.  He was immediately confronted by a 57-year-old security guard, who is a concealed carry cardholder.

Arnold pawn shop owner who killed robber won't be charged.  A pawn shop owner who fatally shot an armed robber in his store Thursday [3/22/2018] will not be charged with a crime, police said Wednesday.  Arnold police Thomas Leassner said prosecutors have studied the case and determined the shop owner was justified in killing the gunman.

HPD: Homeowner fatally shoots man breaking into pickup truck.  A homeowner was inside his home when he heard a noise and looked out his window to find a man breaking into his truck.  The homeowner grabbed his gun and ran outside to confront the man when a scuffle ensued and the man was shot [3/26/2018].

Home owner shoots would-be intruder.  A Branch County home-invasion incident was interrupted when the owner of the residence shot and struck one of the three would-be intruders.  State police said the incident occurred around 12:30 a.m.  Tuesday [3/27/2018 (?)] in the 1200 block of Berlew Road in Algansee Township, where the suspects broke out windows and attempted to break-in through the front door.

Media Bias Evident in Coverage of Great Mills High School Shooting.  Just hours after the shooting at Great Mills High School in Maryland that ended without significant blood being shed by innocents thanks to an armed school resource officer (SRO), Gadsen1805 commented regarding an AP story about the incident:  "Good guy with a gun puts an end to a planned mass shooting ... let's see how much press this gets."  A better question Gadsen1805 might have asked is "How is the mainstream media going to twist this to fit their anti-gun agenda?"

Uber Eats driver shoots man during attempted robbery at IHOP, Memphis police say.  An Uber Eats driver told police that he arrived at the restaurant around 12:30 a.m. to pick up a food delivery.  He said as he got in his car, a man approached, pointed a gun at him and demanded his car keys and money, according to a police incident report.  The driver said he reached in the console of his 2016 Hyundai, retrieved his .40-caliber gun and fired twice.  The men who attempted to rob the driver returned fire, police said.

David Vea
Charges: Man stabbed man renting movie who 'gave him a look'.  David Tuipulotu Vea, 21, is charged in 3rd District Court with aggravated assault, a second-degree felony, and possession of a weapon by a restricted person, a third-degree felony.  On March 23, Vea, who had just purchased beer at Holiday Oil, 4391 W. 3500 South, and exited the store, walked up to a man renting a movie at a kiosk, swore at him, and stabbed him three times in the neck with a pocket knife, according to charging documents.  The man responded by going to his car, retrieving his gun, and shooting Vea in the leg, the charges state.  "Vea fell to the ground and dropped the knife, then got up and continued to run," according to the charges.

Two defensive gun uses by concealed handgun permit holders in Chicago this past week.  An armed suburban man with a concealed-carry license intervened in a 3-on-1 beating and robbery in River North yesterday evening, according to a witness and police.  The victim was in the 700 block of North Clark around 8:30 p.m. when three offenders wearing white surgical masks attacked him and began taking his property, police said.  A passing motorist who saw the robbery unfold pulled over, unholstered his concealed firearm and intervened in the attack.

Illinois Man Uses AR-15 To Save A Life.  Time and time again, we're told that there's absolutely no reason to have an AR-15 except to take a human life.  They're "weapons of war," they're tools designed to kill and nothing else, some say.  However, an Illinois man is alive today because of an AR-15 in the hands of a private citizen.

Maryland School Shooting Ended, Assailant Shot Dead By Armed, Trained Guard.  Some anti-gun activists sought to discredit the "good guy with a gun" riposte after Parkland by pointing out that at least one armed police officer — and possibly four — stood outside that besieged Florida high school while a massacre was underway inside.  But that dereliction of duty did not disprove the premise of the argument; it proved that a "good guy with a gun" is useless in the face of evil if he's unwilling to do what is necessary to protect victims.  Which brings us to this morning's school shooting in Maryland — which appears to have been different from Parkland in a number of discrete respects:  (1) This doesn't look like it was intended to be a spree killing, at least at first; officials are telling the media that the male assailant targeted a specific female victim.  (2) We don't yet know what type of gun was used by the would-be killer (as of this writing, there are no reported fatalities, aside from the attempted killer), but based on some context clues, it seems fairly likely that he was not carrying a large semi-automatic rifle, but rather a handgun — the type of weapon used in the vast majority of US gun crime.  We are awaiting further details on this front.  (3) The incident, which could have spiraled into something much more heartbreaking and deadly, was put to a stop by a school resource officer (i.e. a "good guy") with a gun.  This individual reportedly did what the job required and quite possibly saved lives — [...]

Good Man With a Gun Brings School Shooting To a Halt in Maryland.  It may be too early to say exactly what happened at Great Mills High School in Maryland, where a gunman this morning wounded two students.  It's not too soon, though, to wonder whether this will emerge as a vindication of the National Rifle Association's Wayne LaPierre, who coined the formulation that "the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun, is a good guy with a gun." [...] This strikes us as an important moment, coming, as it does, in the wake of Parkland, when parents, school officials, and legislators all over the country are intensifying their search for policy solutions.  Nearly all of the proposals being offered by liberal think tanks and legislators are focused on narrowing the applicability of the Second Amendment guarantees of the right to keep and bear arms.

Suspect in Weakley County, TN break in shot and killed.  A McKenzie, Tennessee man was killed during a break in Thursday night [3/15/2018]. [...] Deputies say 40-year-old Terry Lee Haynes of McKenzie was shot after he broke into the apartment by kicking in a sliding glass door and confronting the resident of the apartment in his bedroom.  Haynes died at the scene.

Homeowner's son shoots man trying to breaking into garage, police say.  A Milwaukee man shot at an intruder Wednesday afternoon [3/14/2018] who was trying to break into his garage in an alley off 11th Street, between Walker Street and National Avenue, police said.  Police said the man heard a noise near the garage about 2:40 p.m. and went to check it out.  He saw another man trying to pry open the garage door with a crowbar.

Father shoots, kills intruder to protect kids, police say; no charges filed.  A father home with his two children wrestled with a masked intruder, grabbed a gun and shot him to death early Thursday [3/15/2018], DeKalb County police said.  About 12:20 a.m., three people broke into the man's Covington Glen apartment in the 1700 block of Thicket Way and fought with him.  "They had handguns," Lt. Rod Bryant said.  "They started shooting at him." [...] The masked intruder was found dead in the parking lot.  He had on a pair of gloves, Bryant said.

AR-15-Wielding Neighbor Speaks Out, 2 Charged In Stabbing.  A witness used an AR-15 rifle to stop a knife attack Monday in the 100 block of Harbor Drive, the Kendall County Sheriff's Office said.  According to police, deputies responded to a report of one person with a knife and another with a gun at the Oswego Township apartment complex.  An investigation revealed the incident began as a "neighbor dispute," with the suspect inflicting multiple stab wounds on the victim, a 28-year-old man.

AR-15 Used for North Carolina Home Defense.  On the 7th of February, 2018, three young men approached a home in Catawba County at about 6 p.m.  One of the young men, a 17-year-old, shot at the intended victim.  The intended victim, also 17, was armed and fired back, hitting the attacker several times, killing him.

Here Are 8 Stubborn Facts on Gun Violence in America.  [#7] Legally owned firearms are used for lawful purposes much more often than they are used to commit crimes or suicide. [...] Semi-automatic rifles (such as the AR-15) are commonly used as self-defense weapons in the homes of law-abiding citizens because they are easier to control than handguns, are more versatile than handguns, and offer the advantage of up to 30 rounds of protection.  Even Vox has published stories defending the use of the AR-15.  AR-15s have been used to save lives on many occasions, including:
Oswego, Illinois (2018) — A man with an AR-15 intervened to stop a neighbor's knife attack and cited the larger weapon's "intimidation factor" as a reason why the attacker dropped the knife.
Catawba County, North Carolina (2018) — A 17-year-old successfully fought off three armed attackers with his AR-15.
Houston, Texas (2017) — A homeowner survived a drive-by shooting by defending himself with his AR-15.
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma (2017) — A homeowner's son killed three would-be burglars with an AR-15 (the man was later deemed to have acted in justifiable self-defense).
Ferguson, Missouri (2014) — African-American men protected a white man's store from rioters by standing outside armed with AR-15s.
Texas (2013) — A 15-year-old boy used an AR-15 during a home invasion to save both his life and that of his 12-year-old sister.
Rochester, New York (2013) — Home intruders fled after facing an AR-15.

Son Shoots Alleged Carjacker To Protect Mother.  For one Atlanta-area woman, a potentially traumatic carjacking ended quickly and, while not peacefully, with the alleged bad guy being the one in the proverbial "world of hurt."

Liquor store owners shoot robber to save their lives.  A family-run liquor store in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was hit by an armed robber as a mother and daughter fought for their lives.  The dramatic shootout took place at Forest Acres Liquor when an armed robber, dressed in all black with a black mask over his face, breaks into the store with a sawed-off shotgun demanding cash from the register.

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13-year-old kills home invader with handgun.  Fearing for his safety, the boy grabbed his mother's handgun.  As the suspects tried to make their way into the house, the boy opened fire, but the suspects reacted by returning fire before fleeing from the scene.  The boy chased the suspects out of the home and continued to fire as they fled in their vehicle.  The boy, who was uninjured, then called his mother, who instructed him to call the police.  Investigators combed the area around the boy's home and discovered a Colt .45 pistol, which was believed to belong to the suspects.  A short time later, one of the suspects, later identified as Lamar Anthwan Brown, 31, was dropped off by the second suspect outside the emergency room of nearby Trident Medical Center.  Brown, who was shot three times, died at the medical facility.  The second suspect, Ira Bennett, 28, later turned himself in to authorities.  He was charged with first-degree burglary and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

Liquor store robber triggered a gun battle.  But mother and daughter working were ready, video shows.  If his mugshot is any indication, this suspected robber was no match for the mother-daughter pair he tried to take on last week, according to police.  Ashley Lee, 30, was working at her family's liquor store in Tulsa, Okla., last Thursday when a man with a sawed-off shotgun walked into the store and pointed his weapon at her, surveillance video shows.  Lee's mother — Tina Ring, 53 — was also working that night at the store, Forest Acres Liquor, the Tulsa World reports.  "I didn't want him to hurt my daughter," Ring told the the newspaper.  "That was my main thought."

Carjacking Suspect Shot Dead by Man With Concealed Weapon in Wisconsin, Police Say.  A carjacking suspect was shot and killed by a man who had a concealed weapon on him in Milwaukee on Monday [2/26/2018], officials said.  The Milwaukee Police Department said in a news release the 21-year-old suspect, identified as Carlos Martin, was shot after he attempted to carjack a 24-year-old man around 5:50 a.m. near the Milwaukee MachineTool Corporation.  "This is the worst thing that could possibly happen to someone," MPD Captain Andra Williams told FOX6.

Polar Bear Attack Stopped with Three Shots from .44 Magnum Revolver.  On Thursday, 19 March, 2015, a woman with a .44 magnum stopped a polar bear from attacking Jakub Moravec, 37, in the Svalbard archipelago.  Polar bear attacks are expected there, and tourists are not allowed unless they carry a high powered firearm.  In this case, the rifles were left outside the tents, but inside the protective alarm wire.  The armed woman, mother of Zuzanna Hakova, shot the bear three times with the revolver.

Man shoots, kills attacker during attempted robbery outside northwest side business: police.  A man fought back and shot another man who was trying to rob him early Monday [2/26/2018] in the parking lot of Milwaukee MachineTool Corporation in the city's northwest side Silverswan neighborhood, police said.  In a statement, Milwaukee police said a 21-year-old man died outside the business near North 91st Street and West Flagg Avenue shortly before 6 a.m.  He was identified Tuesday as Carlos Martin.

AR-15-Wielding Neighbor Speaks Out After Stopping Knife Attack.  A witness used an AR-15 rifle to stop a knife attack Monday [2/26/2018] in the 100 block of Harbor Drive, the Kendall County Sheriff's Office said.  According to police, deputies responded to a report of one person with a knife and another with a gun at the Oswego Township apartment complex.  An investigation revealed the incident began as a "neighbor dispute," with the suspect inflicting multiple stab wounds on the victim, a 28-year-old man.

Business owner shoots, kills intruder.  A man shot and killed someone trying to break into his business on northwest Houston overnight.  According to the Houston Police Department, it happened just after midnight early Monday at a business located in the 6100 block of Pinemont Drive, just east of Highway 290. There's still crime scene tape up blocking off the area as HPD investigates.

Police: 16 year old shot, killed during burglary attempt.  Killeen police said a 16-year-old was shot and killed during a suspected burglary at a home in northeast Killeen on Wednesday [2/21/2018]. A Killeen police spokeswoman said the teen's next of kin has been notified, but his name would not be released because he was a minor.  KPD officers arrived in the 1700 block of Spring Rose Circle shortly after 6:15 p.m.  Wednesday on a shots fired call.  Upon arrival, officers found a black male lying in the home.

Homeowner kills man who 'unlawfully entered' house.  A man was shot and killed by a homeowner early Sunday morning [2/25/2018], Baton Rouge Police confirm.  According to officials, the shooting happened at roughly 3:30 a.m. at a home located in the 3400 block of Canyonland.  David Michael Paul Martin, 26, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Man kills intruder breaking into Schertz home, police say.  A man shot and killed a burglar breaking into his home Thursday afternoon [2/22/2018], police say.  A report from the Schertz Police Department says that they were called to a residence at the 4000 block of Brook Hollow Drive around 2:15 pm for a reported violent disturbance.  When they arrived at the scene, they found that a man had been shot several times.

Police: Suspected intruder fatally shot by Arkansas homeowner.  A 40-year-old man who was fatally shot Thursday night [2/22/2018] appears to have been killed during a home invasion, Arkansas State Police said, citing a preliminary investigation.  Authorities said "initial statements" gathered at the scene indicated that Jeffery L. Baker "forcefully entered" a home on South LaSalle Street in Rector, after which the homeowner shot him.  Baker died at the scene.

Teen burglary suspect shot inside home.  Orange County deputies say they're investigating the death of a teenage suspect who was shot and killed inside an Avalon Lakes neighborhood.  Neighbor Hector Albelo says, "Some intruder came into the house and then the man was down."  [2/23/2018]

Spanaway dad shoots suspect crouched outside children's room.  Investigators say a burglary suspect was hospitalized after being shot by a homeowner who was trying to protect his family.  The homeowner, who did not want to release his name, told KIRO 7 it was terrifying to come face to face with the suspect around 2:18 a.m.  Monday morning [2/19/2018].

Reminder: Former NRA Instructor Armed with AR-15 Stopped TX Church Shooting.  Since the high school shooting in Florida, the anti-gun rhetoric has been flying fast and furious across the leftist media.  There's no responsibility attached to the shooter who killed 17 people; only the NRA and an AR-15 are to blame, apparently.  But just three short months ago, the NRA and an AR-15 were used to stop the Sutherland Springs church massacre in Texas thanks to a brave and well-armed citizen, Stephen Willeford.

Potentially Deadly Mass Shooting Thwarted, Ignored by MSM.  Mainstream media (MSM) bias was never more clearly displayed than when it ignored what could have been one of the deadliest mass shootings in American history in favor of the Florida school shooting.  It happened the same day — Valentine's Day — in Amarillo, Texas, when an armed street person entered the Faith City Mission and took between 100 and 150 worshipers hostage.  Joshua Len Jones, age 35, who had been attending the morning service, left the building, retrieved a handgun, reentered the building, and threatened worshipers with it[.]  The MSM was no doubt alerted by local media as soon as the event took place.  But what unfolded would not serve their anti-gun agenda and be the headline in the evening news.  "Man with nasty hateful dangerous probably illegal firearm shoots and kills dozens" would scream the headline.  One Clay Murdock, a student at the mission, refused to run or hide.  Instead, he chose to run toward danger, tackling Jones with the help of other church security people.  As far as the MSM was concerned, that was the end of the story:  no shooting, no one killed or injured, a nothing burger, move on, looking for something else to cover.

Sex Offender Breaks into Home — Mother of 12yr.  Old Girl Puts Him On The Highway To Hell.  He's dead.  We don't feel sorry for him either.  He was found lurking in a closet in the home of a woman and 12-year-old girl.  He's a registered sex offender.  And their home had been recently burglarized — twice.  He's dead and gone.

Parents of slain Pizza Hut robber angry that victim used a gun against him.  Self-defense is regarded as a right deriving from natural law.  But that offers no justification to the parents of Michael Grace, Jr. of Charlotte, NC, who was shot to death while attempting to rob a Pizza Hut. [...] I may be an extremist, but it seems to me that if one decides to commit a crime, the victims should have more rights than the perpetrator, especially the right to defend themselves from the presumption of violence that accompanies a robbery, home invasion, or other property crime.

Man carrying concealed pistol stops attack on Utah police officer.  A Utah police officer who was being attacked on Friday was saved by a passerby with a concealed pistol, officials said.  The unidentified police officer confronted the attacker, identified as Paul Douglas Anderson, after spotting feet dangling from a donation bin in Springville, FOX 13 Salt Lake City reported on Saturday [2/3/2018].

Homeowner shoots would-be intruder multiple times near Aldine, deputies say.  A would-be intruder was reportedly hospitalized Tuesday night [1/30/2018] after being shot multiple times by a homeowner near the Aldine area.  Investigators said the suspect tried to kick down the front door of a home on Anice Street near Ponder Lane around 6:30 p.m.  However, the homeowner grabbed his gun and fired at the suspect several times.  The suspect ran off and the homeowner called police.

Intrusion Suspect Allegedly Assaults Homeowner, Dies After Being Shot.  A suspect who allegedly entered a Rolla, Missouri, home and assaulted the homeowner died after the homeowner shot him.  The incident occurred Tuesday [1/16/2018] around 1:15 a.m.  According to KOZR, Phelps County Sheriff's deputies who responded to the incident said the homeowner claimed 39-year-old William Lee Dale came into the residence and assaulted him.  The homeowner "said he feared for his life and shot Dale in the upper torso."  Dale was pronounced dead at the scene.

Intrusion Suspect Allegedly Threatens 82-Year-Old Homeowner, Gets Shot Dead.  An armed 82-year-old man in Kanawha County, West Virginia, turned the tables on a home intrusion suspect Saturday [1/13/2018] by pulling a gun and shooting him dead.  The deceased suspect was identified as 24-year-old Timothy Dean Coker.  According to WSAZ, Kanawha County deputies say Coker allegedly "broke in through a window in the garage where the 82-year-old homeowner was working and threatened the homeowner."  The homeowner responded by pulling a handgun and shooting the suspect, fatally wounding him.

Thugs Rob 7-Eleven with Fake Guns.  Security Guard's Gun is Real.  Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction.  In this case, people really are dumber than a bag of all yellow Starburst.  Kids, let this story be a lesson to you:  stay in school.  Learn.  If you're not learning anything useful in school, go learn something useful.  Do not blacken the orange tip of a toy gun to raid a 7-Eleven till.

Florida Homeowner Catches Thug Breaking Into His Car, Delivers Brutal Instant Justice.  According to local news source CBS12, the shocking incident took place at approximately 5 a.m. on Saturday, January 13, 2017.  Police said that the homeowner walked out to confront the suspect identified as 22-year-old Walder Jean Saintelus and a fight took place.  Although investigators are still withholding many details in regards to what the victim and suspect said to each other, the outcome has rocked the community.  [64-year-old Frank] Johnston didn't walk out his front door unprepared.  When he confronted Saintelus, he was armed and ready to defend his life and his property.

Tamarac homeowner kills man trying to break into his car, deputies say.  Keyla Concepcion, a spokeswoman for the Broward County Sheriff's Office, said Frank Johnston, 64, was walking his dog around 5 a.m. when he saw Walder Saintelus breaking into his neighbors' cars in the 9500 block of Northwest 82nd Street. [...] Saintelus has been accused of property crimes before.  He had been arrested on grand theft and dealing in stolen property charges in 2017.  He agreed to a plea deal and received three years probation in October.  Johnston was not arrested.

Deputies: Name of man killed by homeowner after apparent home invasion released.  Timothy Dean Coker, 24, of Ripley, WV was killed during the incident [1/13/2018].  Deputies with the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office tell WSAZ that in the early morning hours Saturday, an 82-year-old man was working in his garage.  Coker allegedly broke into the garage through a window and threatened the homeowner.  The homeowner shot Coker, according to deputies, killing him.

Chicago Police:  Legal gun owner fatally shoots robber.  A 23-year-old man was fatally shot Monday evening by a 58-year-old man he was trying to rob in the South Side Austin neighborhood.  Shaquille Gales, 23, of Bellwood, walked up to the older man about 5:45 p.m. in the 5500 block of West Thomas Street, pulled out a gun and demanded his property, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.  The 58-year-old, a concealed-carry permit holder, pulled out his own weapon and shot the attempted robber, police said.

Six Defensive Gun Uses by people legally carrying guns over 6 days.  A conservation officer made contact with a man, identified as Justin Holland, 25, who was near a vehicle along State Road 56.  During their interaction, police say Holland began to resist the officer and started a fight.  A woman at a nearby home came to assist the officer, who was reportedly being overtaken by Holland.  The woman fired a single shot from her personal firearm, hitting Holland in the torso.

Yet another case where a concealed handgun permit holder saved a police officer.  These cases just don't get national news coverage.  A concealed handgun permit holder saved a police officer who was being ambushed in Arizona at I-10 in Tonopah (January 12, 2017).

Police: Woman shoots burglar in her bedroom Saturday morning.  Police say a 76-year-old woman shot and wounded a suspected burglar she found in her bedroom early Saturday morning [12/30/2017].

Homeowner shoots man dead in home invasion near Leon Valley.  Officers responded to the 7300 Block of Marble Creek Drive, near Leon Valley, around 2:40 p.m. to a shooting in progress where they found a man had been shot by a homeowner, police say.  In a news release Saturday, police identified the homeowner as Kevin Clifton.  Police say Clifton heard the "burglary suspect" banging on his windows attempting to enter the home.  When he confronted the suspect, police say Clifton began to fear for his life and shot the man.

Grandma stops home invasion in Putnam County.  Yvonda "Bonnie" Gatens woke up to the sound of a man trying to pry open her bedroom window early Christmas Eve morning.  Gatens lives off Showen Hill Road in Putnam County.  She and her late husband built their home 40 years ago.  After she heard the noise at the window, she called 911 and grabbed her gun.

Man fends off burglars in Bryans Road home invasion.  The homeowner reported two male suspects kicked open his front door and, at gunpoint, demanded money.  A male occupant of the house heard the robbery, grabbed a gun, and hid in a nearby room.  The suspects entered the room and pointed the gun at the man who then fired shots at the suspect with the gun.  Both suspects fled and were subsequently located nearby.  One of the suspects had a gunshot wound to his neck.

New Hanover Co. authorities ID man shot and killed during home invasion.  The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office has identified a man who was shot and killed during a home invasion early Sunday morning [12/24/2017].  Hakim Hanifah, 31, of Wilmington, died in the incident, a Tuesday afternoon news release said.  Lt. Jerry Brewer said Hanifah was a validated gang member.

Cleveland man killed in home invasion was released from prison three days earlier.  The 20-year-old man shot and killed early Wednesday [12/20/2017] after he broke into a man's home in Cleveland was released from prison three days before the home invasion.  Cornelius Love of Cleveland was released from prison on Sunday, according to state prison records.  He would have been on probation until 2020.

Redwood City man shoots and kills his own dog after surprise attack.  A Redwood City man shot and killed his own dog when it attacked him on a walk Wednesday [12/27/2017], police said.  The 76-year-old man was walking his dog, a large mastiff, in the 1300 block of Elmer Street in unincorporated Belmont when the dog turned and bit him in the lower leg.  The attack continued, police said, until the man pulled out a handgun and fatally shot the dog.  The man was taken to the hospital for treatment but police said he is expected to recover.  The gun was recovered and secured as evidence.  Police said the man did not have a permit for a concealed weapon.

Rabid skunk attacks fenced-in dogs in Whitefield.  [Scroll down]  The skunk was chasing the dogs, which weigh 100-plus pounds each, around the enclosure and trying to get in the doggie door.  Sciascia managed to get the "terrified" dogs inside and secure them in a room upstairs.  She then went outside with her pistol, where the skunk was running around at random, "like a chicken with its head cut off," she said.  She shot and killed the skunk just feet from the front door.  "I shot it right in front of the doorway," she said.  "I didn't really have a choice.  It was right there and it wasn't giving up."  She later took the skunk's carcass to the Maine Health and Environmental Testing Laboratory in Augusta, where the skunk tested positive for rabies Tuesday, Dec. 5.  An employee of the laboratory confirmed the positive test.

Court records:  Gary homeowner shoots at would-be burglars, sends one to hospital with gunshot wound.  A homeowner reportedly scared off two would-be burglars Nov. 28 and sent one to the hospital with a gunshot wound in his groin area, according to Lake Criminal Court records filed Thursday [12/7/2017].  Nicholas Jonathan Reeves and Leventes Avery Strong, both age 24 of Gary, were charged Thursday in Lake Criminal Court.  Both face two counts of burglary and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm as a serious violent felon, a probable cause affidavit shows.

Woman Fatally Shoots Man Inside Fort Smith Apartment.  Police in Fort Smith say a woman fatally shot a man who she said forced his way into her apartment [12/7/2017].

Father kills armed robber threatening his family at restaurant.  A man is dead after police say a father shot and killed him for threatening his family inside a Popeye's Chicken restaurant in San Antonio.  Police say the robber approached the father around 8:30 Wednesday night while he was waiting for his kids to leave the bathroom.  That's when the robber pointed his gun at the family.  The father pulled out his own gun and killed the robber in the middle of the dining area.

CPL holder pulls gun to scare off man attacking her.  The woman says she saw the man holding something shiny, possibly a knife.  "She put the gun into the suspect's stomach and said, 'I don't want to kill you,'" Dwojakowski said.  Police say the man appeared shocked and quickly ran off.  The woman describes him as a black male in his 30s, medium build, clean shaven, with a scar on his upper lip.

84-Year-Old Korean War Vet Kills Home Intruder In One Point-Blank Shot.  An 84-year-old Korean War veteran killed a home intruder Friday [12/8/2017] with a single shot right to the chest, and he's crediting God with his success.  Two robbers tried to break into Korean War veteran Don Lutz's home early on Friday morning in Lawrence County, Penn., but were quickly dissuaded by some serious firepower.  "Two guys tried to rob me, and I killed one of them," Don Lutz said, according to WTAE-TV.  "Maybe the other one, the bullet hit him, too.  I hope so."

Female Hero With A Handgun Saves Policeman's Life in Georgia.  The left just seems to hate guns, for a plethora of misguided reasons.  What the liberal world fails to understand is there is no weapon on the planet, gun, knife, or otherwise, that can indiscriminately kill all by its lonesome.  There must be an operator handling that weapon for any damage to be inflicted.  Yet, still, the democrats and their looney leftist army continue to work toward creating an America in which only the bad guys will have firearms.  Luckily for one police officer in the state of Georgia, we have not yet arrived at that fateful day.

Armed Good Samaritan saves cop from killer.  On Tuesday [12/5/2017], a pistol-packing woman saved the life of a police officer in Dawson County, Georgia.  According to Fox 5 Atlanta, kind-hearted Sgt. Randy Harkness was giving a homeless man a ride to a local filling station on Highway 53 where he planned to give him some money.  Unfortunately for the cop, the vagrant then physically assaulted the officer.  According to the Dawson County Sheriff Jeff Johson, the homeless man may have tried to reach for the officer's service pistol.  Dawson County is located in a rural area at the north end of Georgia.

Teens Try To Rob Armed Marine Veteran — Live To Regret It.  Some teens in Houston recently made a very dumb mistake.  They approached a man in his garage and attempted to rob him.  What they didn't know was that the man was a Marine veteran who was armed.

Phoenix police:  Woman fatally shoots intruder in home.  A man is dead after being shot by a woman after he reportedly forced his way into her home in what Phoenix police say apparently was a robbery attempt.

Suspected burglar held at gunpoint by homeowner.  A homeowner held a burglary suspect at gunpoint after he found him on his property in south Rankin County, authorities said.  The 62-year-old homeowner said he saw headlights shining behind his workshop Wednesday evening [11/15/2017] and found Alexander Landry, 49, inside one of his vehicles.  The homeowner held Landry at gunpoint and tied him up until deputies arrived, officials with the Rankin County Sheriff's Office said.

Robbery suspect killed in violent gas station shootout in north Houston.  A North Freeway gas station owner was making coffee inside his store this morning [11/12/2017], when a pair of would-be robbers ran inside.  Moments later, there was gunfire, and it wasn't one-sided.  Mohammed Kahloon was struck as many as eight times in his left arm, according to his family.  Kahloon is right-handed, and he always wears a pistol on the job.  No customers were inside the store at the time and another employee sought safety in a back room.  The shooting was recorded on the store's security video.  Kahloon drew his gun and fired back, according to police, striking at least one of the suspects.

Buyer shoots seller trying to rob them during online sale near West Nashville Kroger.  Metro Police said a buyer turned the tables on a seller who was trying to rob them near West Nashville Kroger while meeting up for an online sale.  Police Lt. Matt Sears said the two people were meeting up for the purchase of a vehicle — but at one point the seller brandished a gun and tried to rob the buyer.  But, police said the buyer had a gun of their own and shot the seller.

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The news media are now reluctant to name "online" sales web site associated with double-dealing criminals.

Would-be robber shot by victim near Lowertown park, St.  Paul police say.  A man was shot Tuesday night [11/7/2017] in downtown St. Paul when he tried to rob a man who was carrying a gun, police say.  "It appears the would-be robbery victim shot the would-be robber," Steve Linders, a St.  Paul Police Department spokesman, said of the incident near Mears Park in the Lowertown area.

Homeowner shoots and kills burglary suspect, police say.  A homeowner shot and killed an alleged burglary suspect after he caught him trying to break into his house, according to police.  Police were called to a residence in the 10800 block of Camp Bowie Boulevard in far west Fort Worth about 7:15 p.m.  Tuesday [11/7/2017], a police call log showed.  The homeowner had the suspect pinned down and was holding a gun on him, the call log stated.

Whittier liquor store clerk shoots, kills suspected robber.  An employee of a Whittier liquor store fatally shot a man suspected of trying to rob the business Monday night [11/6/2017].  A second man suspected in what police said was an attempted robbery fled the scene.  Coroner's spokesman Ed Winter said the dead man has not been identified but described him as a black man between 25 and 35 years old.

Surveillance video shows how customer gunned down armed robber.  Police say the shooting is an example of a legal gun owner using his weapon to protect himself.  On September 13, surveillance video shows a gunman entered the Advance Auto Parts store in Dolton, went behind the service counter and came face to face with a customer while two employees locked themselves in a washroom and called 911.  But this armed robbery had a different ending than most.  The gunman tried but failed to escape through a back door.  He then heads out the front door where he's shot and killed.  Not by police, but by the customer he had confronted earlier.

Suspect Shot After Using Pellet Gun In Attempted Robbery On South Side.  A suspect tried to rob a man using a pellet gun early Sunday [11/5/2017] but instead was shot multiple times with a handgun in the Oakland neighborhood on the South Side.  A 23-year-old man was walking into his home about 1:20 a.m. when a 20-year-old walked up behind him in the 500 block of East 38th and pulled out what appeared to be a gun while he announced a robbery, according to Chicago Police.  The older man took out his own legally-owned handgun and fired at the robber, police said.  The younger man was shot in the abdomen and both legs.

Austin Hero Pulls Gun On Rapist.  A lot of people don't take their guns with them when they're doing certain things, particularly on a run.  After all, even a lightweight pistol is going to cause issues with your everyday running shorts, and no one wants to wear a fanny pack, especially one loaded down with a firearm, right?  Well, Josh Williams of Austin, Texas didn't worry about any of that.  Eventually, anyway, and at least one area resident is thankful for that.

MSNBC Panel Falsely Claims Heroic Neighbor Didn't End Texas Shooter's Rampage.  On Tuesday's episode of Meet the Press Daily, panelist Yamiche Alcindor and host Chuck Todd incorrectly said Stephen Willeford did not exchange fire with the Texas church shooter or end his attack.  "When I was watching President Trump today, and he was making his argument that [the shooter] was essentially stopped by someone with a gun, I thought he killed himself," Yamiche Alicindor, a national reporter for the New York Times, said.  "There was not a big gun fight, and he was not stopped.  There needs to be a fact check on how it was stopped."  "Right," Chuck Todd responded.  "The narrative with Mike Huckabee and the president is a little bit off the rails."  The facts show that Stephen Willeford did exchange gunfire with the Texas gunman as his attack was still preceding.  The story of Farida Brown, as told to the Washington Post by her son David Brown, makes it clear that at least some of the survivors of the attack credit Willeford with saving their lives.

Levin: Texas Church Shooting Hero Is 'Everything the Liberals Hate About Americans'.  On his nationally syndicated radio talk show Tuesday [11/7/2017], host Mark Levin explained why the Texas church shooting "is being covered differently by the media than Las Vegas," saying, it's because the hero in Texas is "everything the liberals hate about Americans, about America."  "He's everything the liberals hate about Americans and America," said Mark Levin.  "[He's] the plumber, white Christian, male, NRA member, former NRA instructor, owning an AR-15 — he's not wearing shoes when he runs outside his very modest house — and he stops the killer."

Hero Who Shot Texas Church Attacker Is Former NRA Instructor.  The hero who stopped Sunday's Sutherland Springs, Texas, attack with an AR-15 is a former NRA instructor who retrieved his rifle after his daughter ran into his bedroom to tell him she heard gunshots at the church.  CNN described Stephen Willeford as someone who grabbed his AR-15 before he grabbed his shoes.  He ran out of his home barefooted, rifle in hand, to engage the attacker, Devin Kelley.  Willford positioned himself behind a car and shot the attacker as he walked out of the church during the attack.

The heroes of Sutherland Springs.  Before the Texas church shooter encountered any police officers, he was run off a highway and dead.  He had been shot and chased by two private citizens who took it upon themselves to respond to a heinous crime when no one with a badge was anywhere to be found.  The church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, is another heart-breaking chapter in the country's epidemic of mass shootings.  Devin Patrick Kelley shot and killed 26 people and wounded another 20, accounting for nearly everyone in the small church.

Stephen Willeford, Man Who Shot Church Gunman Was an NRA Certified Instructor.  So all the "news" from liberals and the media is how bad the NRA is after the Texas church shooting yesterday.  Stephen Willeford one of many heroes yesterday, who shot the militant liberal atheist as he tried to get away was an NRA certified instruction from 2002-2004.

Texas Officials Credit Armed Citizen with Stopping Church Massacre.  During a November 6 press conference, officials credited an armed citizen with stopping the church massacre in Sutherland Springs, Texas.  The citizen who stopped the Texas church attack is described as a man who grabbed his AR-15 before he grabbed his shoes.  Witness Johnnie Langendorff said the good guy with the gun — identified as Stephen Willeford — ran out of his house without any shoes, holding his rifle determined to end the attack on the church.

Robbery Suspect Shot By Dallas Homeowner.  It's a terrifying scenario that I think most of us have run through a time or two.  A sudden, violent entrance into our home, the place where we find peace and solitude with our families.  Our castle.  The situation probably gets wargamed by almost every gun owner from time to time.  We run through the scenario and what we would do, praying we'd never have to use it.  For one Dallas homeowner, however, the nightmare became reality.

Father Uses .44 Magnum to Shoot Grizzly Bear off Son.  [Scroll down]  The FWP officers told Dave if he had bear spray, he might have avoided having to shoot the bear.  Dave noted the FWP officers were all armed with shotguns and had loaded pistols on their hips. [...] Dave told me if he had spray and had sprayed the bear, he would have had to spray Rory as well.  Then, if the bear turned on him, Rory would have been unable to help. [...] David Buckallew said "I will depend on my .44 magnum."  The bear never vocalized during the attack.  Dave said you could hear the loud breath of the bear, but there were no warning growls, or other sounds from the bear.  FWP found the dead bear the next day. [...] The bear did not have any tags, or previous history of aggressive encounters with humans.  Unprovoked grizzly attacks have been noted throughout the history of grizzly bears.  The current fad is to always assign a human motivation.

Store clerk fires shot at would-be robber on Near West Side.  About 11:10 a.m. [10/27/2017], a man entered a convenience store in the 700 block of South Western, displayed what appeared to be a weapon and demanded property, according to Chicago Police.  The clerk fired one shot at the suspect, and the man ran away, police said.  The clerk was not certain whether or not the man was struck by the bullet.

Burglar signaled to SC woman to be quiet.  Instead, she pulled out her gun and shot him.  A man accused of breaking into a woman's home is sitting in jail Friday [10/27/2017] with four gunshot wounds to his rear end, after she shot him.  Samuel Jeter, 42, is facing first-degree burglary charges and is being held at the Spartanburg County Detention Center.  He was found unresponsive by law Spartanburg Police officers who followed a trail of blood to the backyard of Katrina Walker, according to multiple reports.

Homeowner armed with a gun confronts teens breaking into car.  A homeowner armed with a gun confronts two teens breaking into a car in his driveway.  Jesse Giles says he was awake inside his home around 1:00 a.m. when his motion sensitive light went off in the driveway.  He grabbed his gun and opened his front door.  He saw a teen in his car looking for valuables.

Good Samaritan helps family, stops carjacking suspect.  A Good Samaritan who witnessed a carjacking in Fort Worth took matters into his own hands by shooting the suspect.  The crime happened around 7 a.m. [10/26/2017] at a gas station in the 3900 block of East Lancaster Avenue.  Police said an armed man walked up to Joanna Avalos in the parking lot and demanded her vehicle with her two young kids inside.

1 dead after CPL holder returns fire on gunmen at Highland Park gas station.  A concealed pistol license holder shot and killed a man who shot at him and others early Saturday [10/21/2017] in Highland Park, police said.  Police said two men were in a car in the parking lot of the Sunoco gas station at Hamilton Avenue and Webb Street.  Police said another car with one person inside pulled up about 12 a.m. and began talking with the men in the first car.

Police: Armed clerk thwarts robber at 7-Eleven.  A 56-year-old clerk told police that the suspect, armed with a knife, had approached him and demanded money.  The suspect swiped two packs of cigarettes before backing the clerk into a corner and demanding he open the register.  The clerk then drew his own handgun and the suspect fled on foot.  [10/9/2017]

Indiana man, 84, shoots at intruders on his property to protect grandson.  An 84-year-old man didn't wait for police to arrive when he saw a pair of intruders creeping around his property.  Robert Elliot tells WXIN he saw two masked men in a truck lurking around his home.  Surveillance video shows one of them using an ax to break down the door of a barn.  A second suspect later appears.  Elliot says when he saw the robbers getting close to another home where his grandson was staying, he grabbed his gun and opened fire.  [10/20/2017]

Homeowner fights off, shoots at intruder in Bridgeton home invasion.  A Craven County homeowner was injured Friday morning [10/20/2017] after fighting off an armed man who broke into his home, the New Bern Police Department said.  Police responded at about 6:18 a.m. after an intruder broke into a home on Purifoy Street armed with a handgun and demanded money.

Burglary suspect shot by relative.  A man wanted in connection with a pair of Palmetto community burglaries was shot by his stepfather Friday afternoon [10/20/2017].  Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson said deputies were called to a Highway 6 residence south of Plantersville around 4:45 p.m. where a male came home and confronted his mother and stepfather.  "He had a baseball bat in his hand and assaulted both of them," Johnson said.  "At one point, the stepfather was able to get a .45-caliber handgun and shoot the suspect.  He was carried to the North Mississippi Medical Center in bad condition."

Armed-robbery suspect shot by victim's son:  NOPD.  After robbing a woman of her purse at gunpoint, one of two armed-robbery suspects was shot to the right leg and left foot by the victim's son in the Dillard area last week, according to New Orleans Police.  Jeremy Davis, 20, was taken to a local hospital for treatment before he was booked into the Orleans Justice Center jail in the armed robbery, police said.  Brandon Morgan, who is in his early 30s, is also accused in the robbery, which occurred about 12:30 p.m.  Oct. 13 in the 3800 block of Havana Place, in Gentilly.

Milton man dies after reportedly being shot by homeowner.  An unidentified adult man is dead after reportedly being shot by a Milton homeowner.  On Saturday, Oct. 21st, just after 12:40 am, the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office (SRCSO) Dispatch Center received a 911 call from the 5000 block of Bent Tree Road in Milton.  The caller stated an individual was screaming for help at the front door.  During the 911 call, a gunshot was also heard over the telephone.  Dispatch was then told that someone had been shot by a resident.

Police: Apartment resident fatally shoots suspected robber in self-defense.  One man is dead and another is claiming self-defense after an early Sunday [10/15/2017] shooting sparked by a suspected robbery.  Shortly after 3:30 a.m., officers from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department were called to the 3000 block of Bavarian West Drive on a call of a person shot.  Upon arrival they found a 20-year-old man unresponsive and suffering from a gunshot wound inside an apartment, police said.  Medics tried to revive him, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

McMinnville home intruder shot.  A home intruder was shot by a McMinnville resident early Sunday morning [10/15/2017]. Police gave this account:  Shortly after 6 a.m., officers responded to the 1300 block of S.W. Gilorr St.  An unidentified resident called 911 to report that an intruder had attempted to break in to the residence and was shot by the homeowner.

Grandmother Holds Kidnapper at Gun Point.  A pistol-packing grandmother says she kept her cool and waited for the right moment to pull her gun on a kidnapper with a knife.  "The grace of God is what saved me, and the sense to have calm, and have my weapon," said Diane McIntire, of Missouri.  McIntire says she pulled up in the parking lot of Southpark Mall in Moline last Sunday to buy vitamins, when a man who appeared to be waiting for a bus, suddenly appeared with a knife at the driver's side door.

Police: Woman shoots, kills teen who carjacked her son in Clearwater.  Louise Ornduff and her son Kalaeb were there to negotiate the sale of a 2016 Nissan Rogue with Lasupta Singletary, 18, and Jernalen Dreshaw Coleman, 17, at the Bank of America at Belcher and Belleair roads, according to Clearwater police.  But instead of a handover of cash for the car, the meeting turned deadly.  The men, armed with guns, demanded the keys to the 2016 Hyundai Veloster that Kalaeb Ornduff, 18, had driven to the bank, police said.  As the men drove from the scene, Louise Ornduff fired a shot, hitting Singletary.

Oklahoma Terrorist Gets Death Penalty.  Speaking to the jury that had already convicted Alton Alexander Nolen of first-degree murder in the death of Colleen Hufford, Cleveland County, Oklahoma, district attorney Greg Mashburn said of Nolen, "He wants the death penalty.  Give him what he wants." [...] After cutting off Hufford's head, Nolen then proceeded to stab a second victim, Traci Johnson.  Mark Vaughn, the chief operating officer of Vaughn Foods in Moore, Oklahoma, put an end to Nolen's murder spree with several shots from the rifle he kept at work.  It was a striking example of how the right of an individual citizen to keep and bear arms prevented additional killings.

Robbery thwarted when victim pulls out concealed gun.  An attempted robbery in Detroit did not go as planned when the intended victim pulled out a gun and started shooting in a harrowing incident caught on high-definition surveillance video.  Detroit police said Sanchez Quinn, 29, attempted to rob two men at gunpoint outside a supermarket Sunday night [10/8/2017] when he was met with resistance.  What Quinn reportedly didn't know was that one of those men was actually a Concealed Pistol License holder.

60-year-old Texas woman shoots and kills an armed home intruder, the other intruder is on the run.  A 60-year-old Texas woman, alone in her Texas home, opened fire on two would-be armed robbers, killing one of them.  The woman, not yet identified, told deputies two armed men entered her garage around 11:30 a.m. [8/1/2017], WTSP reported.  According to deputies, both men were armed with pistols.  "Both were armed with pistols.  She confronted both suspects, retrieved a handgun and fired several times at both subjects," said Harris County Sheriff's Office Deputy Thomas Gilliland.

Private Security Guard stopped the Las Vegas Mass Killing.  It was a heroic private security guard who stopped the mass killing coming from the Mandalay Bay Hotel.  In the timeline published yesterday [10/3/2017], it was not clear if the security guard was accompanying the police, or ahead of them.  Now we know. [...] I believe the security guard saved lives with his prompt response.  The four officers who formed a team and responded immediately are also heroes.  They took the initiative and literally ran to the sound of the guns.  Police are reactionary by nature.  The private security guard was on his home turf.  He was the one who arrived first, and stopped the slaughter.  We often see this in mass killings.

Athens police investigating three weekend shootings.  Athens police on Monday [10/2/2017] continued investigating three weekend shootings, the first occurring early Saturday when a man returned to his eastside home and exchanged gunfire with a burglar.

HPD: Victim shoots, injures suspected carjacker in Greenspoint.  The victim of an alleged carjacking fought off his attacker, putting the suspect in the hospital early Monday [10/2/2017] in the Greater Greenspoint area.  The suspect approached the man in the parking lot of the Deer Creek Apartments on Imperial Valley near N. Beltway 8 at 2 a.m.  Investigators said the suspect took the victim's car keys and started to drive away.  As the suspect was leaving, the victim pulled out a gun and fired.

Lorain man tells police he shot intruder; victim flown to MetroHealth.  A 32-year-old man was in critical condition after police say he was shot while breaking into another man's home.  Police are not releasing the name of either person at this time.  According to police, officers responded to calls of a shooting at 1:51 a.m.  Sunday [10/1/2017] on Colorado Avenue where they found the 32-year-old with a single gunshot wound to his right thigh.

Gun beats knife in Lebanon altercation.  A man who pulled a knife on a driver in Lebanon Thursday evening [9/28/2017] found himself staring at a gun when a bystander with a concealed carry permit intervened, according to Lebanon police officials.  Michael Ryan VanGelder, 30, is alleged to have brandished a large, fixed-blade knife at Elizah Bullock, 39, after a verbal dispute at about 7 p.m. near 809 S. Main St.

Would-be robber shot by armed victim near Tanger Outlets in Myrtle Beach.  The victim of a reported armed robbery in Myrtle Beach may just be alive because the would-be robber's gun jammed as he attempted to shoot at the victim.  Horry County Police officers were called to Factory Stores Boulevard off of Highway 501 in the Myrtle Beach area around 11 p.m. [9/29/2017] for a shooting.  The incident report notes that upon arrival, the officer was flagged down by a person on Waccamaw Pines Drive, who pointed the officer to a gun on the side of the road.  The witness told police that the gun was possibly thrown by the alleged robber.

Suspect shot in home invasion.  One person is in stable condition after being shot.  It happened about 12:45 pm, in the 1800-block of East Keys Street.  Police responded to a report of a home invasion.  When they arrived, they found the homeowner reported shooting someone who forced entry into the home.  The suspect is hospitalized with a gunshot wound and is being treated.

Dr. John Lott:  Another "concealed carry" hero with a gun stops mass shooter.  There was a horrible race-related shooting in an American church earlier this week.  If you didn't hear about it, it may be because it doesn't fit the Media Party's narrative.

Donations pour in for woman who lost job after shooting robbery suspect.  Nearly $10,000 has been raised as of Tuesday night for a mother of three who lost her job at an Albuquerque, N.M., gas station after shooting an armed robbery suspect.  Jennifer Wertz said the suspect pointed a gun at her at a Circle K gas station last week, forcing her to defend herself.  "I grabbed my gun from my pocket, I cocked it, and I shot," Wertz said, according to FOX6.  "I'm sick and tired of being a sitting duck."

Church Shooting Spree Stopped by Usher with Gun.  One woman was killed and eight people, including the 25-year-old gunman from Sudan, were injured in what officials are calling a "mass casualty" incident at a church in Antioch, Tennessee, Sunday morning.  Nashville Police have identified the suspect in the mass shooting at the Church of Christ as Emanuel Kidega Samson. [...] [police spokesman Don] Aaron said the church usher, who has a valid carry permit, then went out to his car and retrieved his own gun, holding it on the gunman until police arrived.  Police described the 6-foot-5 [Robert] Engle as "extraordinarily brave."  "He's the hero.  He's the person who stopped this madness," Metro Nashville Police Chief Steve Anderson said during a news conference.

Employee fatally shot attempted robber near 41st & L.  L Street was eerie and shut down Monday night [9/18/2017] as investigators took over the area, focused on the corner of 41st Street and the Bizarre Glass tobacco and accessories store.

New surveillance video shows aftermath of Circle K shooting.  The 23-year-old attempted robber of an Albuquerque Circle K is in the hospital after he was shot by store clerk Monday [9/18/2017].  Police have identified the suspect as Ferron Mendez.

Employee Fights Back, Shoots Attempted Robber At KY Business.  Louisville Metro Police are investigating a shooting [9/17/2017] at a business in Okolona. [...] A report from LMPD states a man tried to rob a business at that location.  The suspect and an employee got into an altercation and the suspect was shot, police said.

Homeowner shoots at intruder during home invasion.  The Cass County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded [9/16/2017] to a report of an intruder.  When they arrived they learned a man had made entry into the home but ran off when the homeowner shot at him.  The intruder is described as white and about 6 feet 5 inches tall with a very large body.  At the time of the incident, the intruder was wearing all black clothing.

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Note:  Suspects are never described in the mainstream press as "black" when they're black, but there's no hesitation to specify that a suspect is "white" if that's what he is.

1 of 2 intruders shot, killed in Jefferson County home invasion.  One of two intruders was shot and killed during a Jefferson County home invasion Friday night [9/15/2017] near Adamsville.  Jefferson County sheriff's deputies were dispatched just before 10:30 p.m. on a report of a disturbance at a home in the 200 block of Bayview Drive, said Chief Deputy Randy Christian.  A woman called 911 to tell authorities that her husband had yelled from the back of the house for her to call 911 and then she heard what she believed to be a gunshot.  Once on the scene, deputies found an adult male victim dead on the floor in the house.

Burglar fatally shot by SeaTac homeowner; 2nd suspect at large.  King County deputies say a homeowner fatally shot a suspect who broke into a home in SeaTac.  The shooting happened in the 17600 block of 38th Avenue South Thursday morning [9/14/2017].  Police say a man was at home with his children when he heard sounds of someone trying to break in through the back door.

Suspected carjacker shot by victim in Selma [TX].  The Texas Rangers are investigating, and a suspected carjacker is dead after being shot in Selma by his intended victim.  Heathcliff Garcia, 34, died at the San Antonio Military Medical Center after a Thursday afternoon [9/14/2017] shooting near the 8000 block of Old Austin Road.  Selma police believe Garcia and another man committed several car burglaries in the area before the shooting.

Police: Resident shot and killed intruder.  Troopers tell Eyewitness News 30-year-old Cody Englert from Jersey Shore tried to break into a house on Fourth Street near Avis early Wednesday morning [9/13/2017].  State police say he was shot and killed by someone who lives at the home.

Neighbors help police catch burglars in South Shreveport.  A tight-knit community became even tighter after neighbors caught two burglars breaking into a home just before noon Monday [9/11/2017].  Neighbor says, "my wife came out heard the suspects kicking the front door in."  They called 9-1-1 and when police arrived.  The suspects took off running in different directions.  The neighbors heard a gun shot[, but] it wasn't from police.

Sheriff's Department: 69-year-old Sierra Vista woman shoots intruder.  A 69-year-old Sierra Vista woman shot a man she says was trying to break into her house Thursday night [9/7/2017], just hours after a burglary there, the Cochise County Sheriff's Department said.  The wounded man, 26, was in critical condition at a Tucson hospital Friday, said Carol A. Capas, a spokeswoman for the department.

Robber has gun stolen from him, gets shot in the hand in Gresham.  A 23-year-old man was wounded Saturday morning [9/9/2017] when the person he was allegedly trying to rob stole his gun from him and shot him in the South Side Gresham neighborhood.  Dennis Evans, 23, faces felony counts of attempted murder and armed robbery, according to Chicago Police.

Fatal Shooting of Suspected Home Intruder Near Downey.  A suspected intruder was fatally shot by a resident early Friday morning [9/8/2017] in rural Bannock County, authorities said.  The Bannock County Sheriff's Office reports the shooting occurred during what appears to be a home invasion at a residence on Idaho Highway 40 just west of Downey.  A man was reportedly forcing his way through the door of the residence around 4:30 a.m.  Friday when the man living in the house opened fire, the Sheriff's Office said.

Prosecutor: Springfield homeowner 'absolutely within his rights' to shoot intruder.  A prosecutor on Thursday [9/7/2017] in Hampden Superior Court said Springfield resident Sean McCarthy was "absolutely within his rights as a homeowner" when he shot and injured Jordan Eady on Feb. 7, 2015.  McCarthy was not charged with any crime, as police said the shooting was justified.  McCarthy is a licensed gun owner.

Indiana homeowner fires gun, scares off intruders, police say.  Police in Indiana are on the hunt for two suspects who reportedly fled a home invasion after the homeowner fired gunshots.  Officers were called to a home in Warren County, Ind., around 3:30 a.m.  Tuesday [9/5/2017], FOX59 reported.

Woman shoots suspect in Middletown burglary attempt.  A Middletown woman shot a suspect during an alleged burglary attempt Wednesday night [9/6/2017] at her home.  At about 7 p.m.  Wednesday, police responded to the 600 block of Wilson Street after a report of numerous shots fired, said Lt. Jimmy Cunningham.

Taco Bell employees pull guns, kill masked suspect during armed robbery.  Two masked and armed men entered a Cleveland Taco Bell this week during an attempted robbery, but only one lived to talk about it.  Police and EMS workers arrived at a Taco Bell at West 117th Street and Franklin Boulevard on Wednesday morning [9/6/2017] to find 24-year-old De'Carlo Jackson barely breathing and filled with bullet wounds.  He was pronounced dead at a local hospital shortly afterward, although a second suspect managed to escape a trio of armed employees during the robbery attempt.  Taco Bell has a corporate policy against employees being armed on the job, but Jonathan Witmer-Rich, an associate professor at Cleveland Marshall College of Law, told a local ABC affiliate that this will have no bearing on the criminal investigation.

Police: Off-duty Chicago fire lieutenant fatally shoots man who stole car.  An off-duty Chicago fire lieutenant shot and killed someone who was trying to steal his car in the North Austin neighborhood Monday morning [8/21/2017], according to police.  The West Side shooting happened about 10 a.m. in the 1400 block of North Lockwood Avenue, according to police.  The lieutenant was not working at the time and has a concealed-carry permit, according to police sources.

Baton Rouge Road shooting under investigation.  A Friday night [8/18/2017] shooting incident is under investigation at this hour by the Chester County Sheriff's Office.  According to reports, the incident was a home invasion.  The homeowner shot and killed the suspect.  The homeowner was also injured during the incident.

Gunman opens fire at Ohio judge, who takes out gun and fires back.  A judge in Ohio returned fire at a man who "ambushed" him outside his courthouse, officials say.  The judge was wounded, and the suspect killed, in an 8am shoot out.  Jefferson County Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr was heading to work at a courthouse in Steubenville, Ohio, where he had worked for 20 years, when he was attacked by a lone gunman.  The 65-year-old judge was shot in the stomach and chest, and was rushed to the hospital via helicopter.

Seminole, Florida, stabber stopped by — drumroll, please — a gun.  A mass stabber cutting into three victims in Seminole, Florida, was apparently stopped dead in his tracks when his fourth target pulled out a gun.  Don't expect this story to make CNN headlines.

61-year-old man shoots teenager trying to steal his gun on Detroit's west side.  A robbery attempt in Detroit backfired when a teenager picked the wrong man to mess with and quickly learned he wasn't the only person armed.  Darius Summers is a mild-mannered musician in Detroit who just turned 61 years old this week.  He also recently received his license to carry a concealed weapon.

Deputies: Homeowner shoots, kills home intruder in Lakeland.  Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies are conducting a death investigation in Lakeland.  Investigators say it appears elderly homeowners on Deeson Road were woken up by an unknown intruder in their home.  The male homeowner shot the intruder, according to detectives, and the intruder died at the scene.

Store owner fatally shoots armed robber in NW Harris Co.  A northwest Harris County store owner is in critical condition after investigators say he was involved in a shoot-out with an armed robber.  "He's not the type of person to carry a gun, but he has to carry a gun because he keeps getting robbed," explained a family friend.  It happened at Lakewood Food Mart on Cedar Point near Grant Road at around 10:30 p.m.  Thursday [8/3/2017].

Break-in suspect shot, man in home charged.  A man is charged with attempted murder and a raft of firearms offences after helping fend off home invaders, one of whom he's now charged with shooting.  Kyle Earl Munroe was arrested on July 12 after RCMP and Halifax Regional Police responded to a report of a home invasion involving firearms at a home in Porters Lake.  Police said that three men entered the residence with guns and a struggle took place with two men inside.  The two in the home seized a firearm from one of the suspects and several shots were fired as the suspects fled.  Police later located one of the suspects, who had non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.

Aggravated Robbery Suspect Gets Smoked by Store Employee in Texas.  Waco Police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said at 11:15 p.m.  Saturday night [7/29/2017], an armed robbery suspect wearing a ski mask walked into Tee's Smoke Shop and demanded money at gunpoint.  Unfortunately for him, the employee behind the counter was armed, and defending his own life, drew his weapon and shot the suspect several times.  The employee's swift defensive action caused the suspect to flee the scene, but police said he was later dropped off at Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center by an unidentified, but obviously caring, friend.

DA declines to file charges against homeowner who shot teenage burglar.  The 62-year-old caller said he was at home [6/24/2017] when he heard noises outside and armed himself with a 12-gauge shotgun as someone continued to try to enter the home.  The man told investigators he opened his front door and fired at the teen when the he rushed at him with an object — later identified as a framing hammer — in a threatening manner.  The teen, dressed in dark clothing, ran a short distance before collapsing in the driveway, where he died, investigators say.  He

GBI: Detective shoots, kills man on his property.  The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says they're investigating the shooting death of a man by a detective in Haralson County.  The incident occurred on July 20.

Pizza Hut Employee Shoots Wannabe Robbers.  Two armed masked men walk inside a Pizza Hut on 17th St. in Sarasota, hoping to rob the place but for one employee becoming a victim wasn't an option.  Just before midnight [6/26/2017], 22-year-old Alexsandr Gorislavets faced a life and death situation when 20-year-old Henry Morley and 21-year-old Shawnathan Young pointed a gun at him.  Gorislavets fired back with his legal to carry gun because he feared for his life.

Elderly man shoots suspect in attempted Madison robbery.  Two men tried to rob an elderly man in Madison [6/19/2017], but the victim fought back, pulled out a gun, and shot one of them.  The other suspect remains on the run, and police say they are still in the initial stages of the investigation so they aren't releasing many details at this time.

Intruder dead, another arrested and more arrests possible after homeowner defends property.  One person was shot and killed in a home invasion late Tuesday night [7/18/2017] in Zachary.  According to the Zachary Police Department, the shooting occurred in the 4000 block of McHugh Road when a group of people tried to break into an apartment.  The suspect, Damon Hayes, Jr., 20, was shot and killed by a homeowner.

Resident shoots robbery suspect dead in south KC at Timber Lake apartments, police say.  Police are on the scene of a deadly shooting near Red Bridge Road and Montgall Avenue Tuesday [7/18/2017].  According to police, the initial call came in around 5 a.m. to report a disturbance involving shots fired.  Responding officers found one person dead about one block away from where the initial call came in.  It took those officers about an hour to locate the victim.

Teenage suspect in Duquesne home invasion detained.  Police detained a 17-year-old boy who was shot in the leg late Monday [7/17/2017] after allegedly trying to break into a home along Clearvue Avenue in Duquesne, according to Allegheny County police Superintendent Coleman McDonough.  McDonough said the teenager fled the area in a car after being shot but drove it over an embankment.

Man shoots mammoth 820 pound wild hog in his front yard.  Samson resident Wade Seago knew something was up outside of his home last week when the family's pet schnauzer, Cruiser, started barking constantly.  The Seagos live on 100 acres in the rural south Alabama town.  The property and surrounding area is teeming with wildlife so it's not unusual for their dog to bark at deer, raccoons or other wild visitors.  But this was different. [...] Seago is an avid deer hunter and runs a taxidermy business in Samson.  He was also a prison guard for several years.  He told me that hogs are abundant in the area and he has seen them on his property before, but none the size of this one.

Armed With Her Dad's Gun, This 17-Year-Old Girl Fended Off A Wanted Man Who Broke Into Her Home.  A 17-year-old girl defended herself with her dad's gun from a wanted car thief who broke into her home while she slept Monday morning [7/17/2017].  When Kimber Wood of Spokane County, Washington awoke, it was to the sound of someone breaking into her home.  Luckily, her parents had warned her there was a suspected car thief on the loose in their area, so she had slept with her dad's gun under her pillow, KHQ reports.

Police: Homeowner shoots robbery suspect during attack on Indy's far east side.  Police say a homeowner on the far east side of Indianapolis shot an attempted robbery suspect late Thursday night [7/13/2017].  The shooting occurred in the 3200 block of Milford Road just before 11 p.m.  IMPD officers tell us a man was returning home when another man attacked him.  The two men got into a fight, and during the altercation the suspect was shot in the back.  Police aren't sure at this time whether the gun belongs to the homeowner or the suspect.  Police say it's possible the homeowner disarmed the suspect.

Sanford woman shoots, kills home intruder.  The Lee County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a Sanford woman shot and killed an intruder Thursday morning [7/13/2017].  Deputies said a woman at 320 S. Plank Road grabbed her pistol after hearing somebody jiggling her door knob just before 11 a.m.  When the woman answered the door, Bryant Latrelle Martin, 29, of 281 S. Plank Road, attempted to force his way into the house and got into a struggle with the homeowner, authorities said.

Police: Victim shoots suspect during robbery attempt in east Columbus.  Columbus police are investigating a shooting that sent a robbery suspect to the hospital.  According to the Columbus Division of Police, at about 7:22am, Thursday [7/13/2017], officers were called to the 6000 block of Barbour Ridge Drive on the report of a shooting.  Police say during a robbery attempt, the victim shot the suspect.

Columbia victim says shot own handgun at armed robber; suspect on the run.  Columbia police said they are investigating an attempted armed robbery on Claudell Lane, which the victim says he prevented by pulling his own gun and shooting at the robber.  Police said they received calls of gunshots being heard around 11:30 p.m.  Saturday [7/8/2017].  When police arrived at the scene, they found a 27-year-old male victim who had been approached by a black man at 1014 Claudell Lane.  The victim told police the robber pointed a handgun at him and demanded his belongings.  The victim said he pulled out his own handgun and fired several shots at the robber.

Prince George's Co.  Police investigate fatal shooting after home break-in.  A home invasion left a suspect dead and the home's occupant in the hospital.  Prince George's County Police are still investigating, but say at around 12:30 p.m., two suspects entered a home in the 12600 block of Lusby Lane in Brandywine and then gunshots rang out.  One of the suspects was shot and killed.  The other one ran away.  One of the home's occupants suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Man Fatally Shot In Attempted Robbery Identified; One Charged With Murder.  According to Crawford County Sheriff Darin Layman, detectives determined that around 4 a.m., Skiles, Moritz and Jones arrived at the residence.  Moritz got out of the vehicle with his face covered and a baseball bat in hand.  Skiles and Jones remained in the vehicle and could hear glass breaking and what they believed to be a gunshot.  Moritz returned to the vehicle and said he had been shot.  They fled the area.

Congressional Staffer Could have Stopped Baseball Field Attack, but Second Amendment Rights were Chilled by D.C. law.  In the aftermath of the baseball field assassination attempt on several Republican Congressmen and their staff, we are finding that District of Columbia infringements on the Second Amendment played a significant role in hampering defense against the attack. [...] Several Congressmen have said that having personal weapons at the ball field could have mitigated or shortened the attack.  Representative Mo Brooks from Alabama said that he could have mounted an effective defensive action.

Homeowner stops intruder after home invasion.  Around midnight on June 25th, Krystal Kasprytzki and her husband were in their home, when the door swung open.  They called out for who they thought was her father, but no one answered.  When they walked toward the entrance to the home, they noticed an unknown man walking into the house.  Krystal was able to grab her gun and stop the man, and take him outside. [...] Krystal tells 40/29 News they normally keep one bullet in the gun, but her husband told her after the incident it was completely empty.

Source: Robbery suspect shot by 7-Eleven clerk, in critical condition.  A robbery suspect is in critical condition after he was shot by a 7-Eleven clerk Saturday [6/24/2017], a source tells 10 On Your Side.  Virginia Beach police say Davin McClenney robbed the 7-Eleven in the 300 block of Kellam Road.  Officers were called to a reported robbery at the convenience store at 1:06 a.m.  Saturday.  Police say when they got on scene, they found McClenney with a gunshot wound to his upper body.

Castaic Home Invasion Ends With Intruder Shot By Homeowner.  Around 2 a.m., a woman noticed a man was trying to force entry into her home on the 36000 block of Ridge Route Road.  Once the suspect had forced entry into her home, the woman fled her residence and then called 911 to report the break in, but she then saw the suspect leave her home.  Thinking she was safe, the woman returned to her home and then barricaded the front door.  However, the suspect then broke into the home using a rear entrance, according to Sheriff's Station officials.  This time around, however, the woman armed herself with a handgun.  After a short confrontation with the suspect, the homeowner fired a shot at the suspect, hitting him in the chest.

Video captures armed showdown between clerk and would-be robber in Las Vegas.  While the thief grabbed an iPad and cellphone, the store owner was grabbing his gun from a safe.  When the man saw the gun, he immediately dropped the items and walked out with his hands up.  The store owner says he actually took a gun class a month ago as part of training for a concealed weapons permit.  He says he never had his finger on the trigger, and if he would not have taken the gun class, he probably would have shot the robber, something he's sure he would have regretted.

Father, teen son choke kidnapper, shoot him 5 times during attempted robbery.  A kidnapper was choked and shot five times during a deadly confrontation after he forced a father and son to drive to an ATM at gunpoint early Wednesday, DeKalb County police said.  Police don't expect to file charges against Roy Farrell, 39, and his 16-year-old son, who were first confronted by the suspect at The Oaks at Stonecrest Apartment Homes on Evans Mill Road.  "This was a justified shooting (self-defense)," DeKalb police spokeswoman Shiera Campbell said.

Armed 11-Year-Old Boy Saves Fishermen From Charging Bear.  Quick action from a Hoonah boy saved a fishing party from a charging brown bear on June 18, the Empire has learned through Alaska State Troopers and family members.  It was the first Defense of Life or Property (DLP) killing in the Hoonah area this year, according to trooper spokesperson Megan Peters.  When the attack occurred, Elliot Clark, then 11 years old, was walking through the woods near Game Creek in Port Frederick[,] several miles south of Hoonah.

Elderly homeowner shoots car burglary suspect.  An 85-year-old East County man opened fire on a suspected car burglar at his rural home early Wednesday [6/14/2017], after which the wounded intruder allegedly continued attempting to steal vehicles and burned down an auxiliary residence on the property before being arrested.

Jacksonville woman shoots, kills abusive ex-boyfriend during break in.  A Jacksonville woman shot and killed her abusive ex-boyfriend after he broke into her apartment on Wednesday [6/14/2017].  Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said the woman shot and killed 33-year-old Michael Turner after he broke a window and got inside her apartment just before 6 a.m.

Police identify alleged robber in fatal shooting.  A 32-year-old male employee of Little B's in Victoria fatally shot an [sic] man who allegedly attempted to rob the store late Thursday [6/15/2017].  "Shortly after 9 p.m.  Thursday, Milton T. Gaither, 34, of Dinwiddie, entered the Little B Convenience Store located in the 1700 block of Main Street in Victoria," State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said.  "Gaither was wearing a mask, displayed a handgun and demanded money from the cash register.  As Gaither fled the store, shots were fired.

Hero homeowner holds escaped Georgia inmates at gunpoint until arrests.  A Tennessee homeowner held two escaped inmates wanted in the killing of two prison guards at gunpoint Thursday [6/15/2017] until authorities arrived and made the arrests.  Tennessee Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. Bill Miller said late Thursday that the homeowner caught Donnie Rowe and Ricky Dubose trying to steal his vehicle. [...] Rowe and Dubose are accused of killing two guards on a prison transfer bus early Tuesday.

Hero homeowner holds escaped Georgia inmates at gunpoint until arrests.  A Tennessee homeowner held two escaped inmates wanted in the killing of two prison guards at gunpoint Thursday [6/15/2017] until authorities arrived and made the arrests.  Tennessee Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. Bill Miller said late Thursday that the homeowner caught Donnie Rowe and Ricky Dubose trying to steal his vehicle. [...] Rowe and Dubose are accused of killing two guards on a prison transfer bus early Tuesday.

Capitol Police heroes used guns to prevent massacre on ballfield.  Three U.S. Capitol Police officers, who were at the field as part of their duty to protect a senior Republican lawmaker, were returning fire.  They turned the murderous assault by a left-wing fanatic into a raging gunbattle that kept the man off balance and outside the ballfield fence, giving lawmakers and staffers a chance to run for their lives.  The agents then kept the gunman from getting a bead into the concrete dugout where more than a dozen lawmakers and staffers were huddled.

A Long History of Leftist Hatred.  James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois, who aspired to end his life as a mass murderer of Republican Congressmen, was a Donald Trump hater and a Bernie Sanders backer.  Like many before him, Hodgkinson was a malevolent man of the hating and hard left.  His planned atrocity failed because two Capitol Hill cops were at that Alexandria baseball field, providing security for House Whip Steve Scalise.  Had those cops not been there, a massacre would have ensued with many more dead than the gunman.

A mass shooting isn't surprising given the mainstreaming of political violence by Democrat extremists.  It's shocking, but not altogether surprising, that a mass-shooting occurred during a Republican Congressional sports outing.  Senator Rand Paul, who observed the volley of 50 or 60 shots, said that a "massacre" had been narrowly averted.  If House Majority Whip Steve Scalise's security detail hadn't been present, Paul said, it would have been a slaughter.

Homeowner shoots home invasion suspect, police searching for 2nd intruder.  Jeanerette [Louisiana] Police are investigating an early morning shooting that left one man in critical condition.  A suspect broke into a house in the 2000 block of Frisco Street around 2:30 a.m.  Wednesday [6/7/2017], according to Chief Jeffery Matthews.  The 60-year-old homeowner was watching TV in the living room room when she heard a noise and went got her gun from the bed room.  The home owner went into the kitchen after hearing the noise again.  The suspect shot at her and she returned fire, shooting him four times.

Burglary ends in a death:  Man killed, another wounded during possible robbery in Norfolk.  A would-be burglar was shot dead Friday morning [6/9/2017] during a home invasion next to Norfolk Naval Station, police said.  Kuwan Robinson, 17, and three others tried to break into a unit just after midnight at the Breezy Point Apartments in the 8600 block of Glen Myrtle Ave., police said, but he was shot during the attempt.  Robinson, of North Chesterfield (just south of Richmond), died in the front yard of the apartment complex.

Fayetteville homeowner shoots armed robber during exchange of gunfire.  A Statham man who held residents at gunpoint and assaulted one has been charged in a June 4 armed robbery at a residence near Fayetteville.  The man before fleeing the home was shot by one of the victims in an exchange of gunfire.  Corey Jamiah Simmons, 22, was charged with armed robbery, kidnapping and aggravated assault, according to Sheriff Barry Babb.

Douglas [Alaska] homeowner shoots 725-pound brown bear.  For the first time since 1974, a brown bear has been shot on the Douglas Island.  Fearing being charged by an estimated 725-pound brown bear, an unidentified Douglas man shot the bear at about 6:30 a.m.  May 25, Alaska Department of Fish & Game wildlife regional supervisor Ryan Scott said.  "Normally, we expect bears to just run away, to flee," Scott said in a phone interview Wednesday.  "Apparently this bear turned around and faced the homeowner.  The homeowner felt it was imminent, it coming to him."

Lancaster city homeowner shoots intruder after early Sunday morning break-in, police say.  Police said William Louis Stewart, 46, of Lancaster, kicked in the door, prompting a woman who lives there to scream for help from the first floor.  The woman's husband, who was asleep upstairs, heard the commotion, retrieved a handgun, and confronted the intruder, who was advancing with a piece of wood, police said.  The husband shot Stewart once in the chest, after which his wife called 911, according to police.  [6/4/2017]

Suspected burglar, two others wounded in separate shootings in Milwaukee.  According to police:  A 26-year-old man was shot shortly after noon [6/2/2017] while trying to burglarize a home in the 6700 block of N. 58th St.  The man was seriously wounded and the person who shot him remained on the scene and was cooperating with police.

Oklahoma Man Uses A Gun To Prevent 'One Of The Worst Things Imaginable'.  In Oklahoma a firearms owner prevented a horrific crime when he shot a neighbor who was attempting to drown twin babies.  This story was probably not well received by Moms Demand Action and Planned Parenthood.  Using a gun to prevent someone from killing babies must rub them in all wrong directions.

Neighbor Shoots Knife-Wielding Man Trying to Drown Babies in Bathtub.  According to The Ada News, police said the suspect — 27-year-old Leland Foster — "forced his way into a home in the 1800 block of East 6th Street" and tried to killed his own three-month-old twins.  Ada Public Information Director Lisa Bratcher said Central Dispatch received a 911 call from the mother of the twins wherein the mother said she and the babies were under attack by a suspect armed with a knife.  Bratcher said "dispatchers could hear the woman screaming in the background amid sounds of a struggle."  A neighbor, Cash Freeman, was alerted to the situation by a 12-year-old who fled the home, frantically seeking help.  Freeman grabbed his revolver and entered the home, where he found Foster allegedly holding the twins under water in the bathtub.  Freeman shot Foster two times, killing him and saving the babies.

Burglar shot after breaking into northwest Oklahoma City apartment, police say.  Police are investigating after a burglar was shot Saturday afternoon [5/20/2017] while breaking into a northwest Oklahoma City apartment.  Officials said the burglar broke into an apartment complex in the 5700 block of Northwest 23rd Street, near North MacArthur Boulevard.  A resident was at the apartment and shot the burglar in the side.

Homeowner Catches Burglar In Act, Shots Fired.  A shot was fired after a man was caught breaking into a home on East Loudon Friday afternoon [5/19/2017].  Police say a burglar was caught stealing clothes.  Someone inside fired a shot at him.  No one was hurt.

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Mom pulls out guns to chase off 5 suspected burglars.  "I got up and came running through the hallway and my gun was sitting on the dog cage, and the guy was standing in the kitchen.  He had just busted my door open," Lee said.  Lee then grabbed her .45-caliber handgun and her shotgun.  "I put the gun in his face and asked him if there was something I could do for him, and he was gone just that quick," Lee said.

HPD: Uncle kills masked suspect, wounds another during home invasion.  A man came to the rescue when his relatives next door were tied up and assaulted during a home invasion in northeast Houston overnight.  Houston Police Department officers responded around 4 a.m.  Tuesday [5/9/2017] to a call of a burglary in progress at a home in the 3700 block of Crandon Street.

Domino's Pizza Driver Suspended After Fatally Shooting Armed Teenager Trying To Rob Him.  A Domino's pizza delivery driver fatally shot an armed 16-year-old teenager who was attempting to rob him Saturday [5/7/2017].  According to authorities, the delivery driver was in the 1400 block of Springwood Drive near Mesquite Metropolitan Airport about 11:20 p.m when teenager and another suspect confronted him.  The house that the driver was delivering pizza to was vacant.  One of the robbers fired a handgun at the driver, who returned fire, while the two fled.  One of the two robbers was shot and found nearby but later died.

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I'd rather be suspended than shot.

Hero Sports Bar Customer Fatally Shoots Gunman Who'd Just Killed Employee:  Cops.  A scene of both tragedy and heroism unfolded in Texas on Wednesday when cops say a man walked into a sports bar and fatally shot an employee.  But before the suspect could get away, an armed patron of Arlington's Zona Caliente Sports Bar reportedly drew his own weapon and opened fire on the gunman, killing him.  Cops did not clarify whether a third person who was also injured was a customer or employee of the bar.  The person was reportedly injured by shattered glass.  What cops have said, however, is that the quick draw customer may have saved lives.

2 men die, 1 hospitalized after homeowner shoots at drive-by suspects, officials say.  According to officers, the Nissan drove by the man's yard and the men started to shoot at the man.  Authorities said the man standing in his yard, who has a concealed handgun license, shot back at the car hit all three men in the vehicle.  Houston police said the Nissan crashed into another vehicle.  Police said three of the men got out the Nissan and continued to exchange gunfire with the homeowner.  Police said the homeowner struck all three men.  [5/6/2017]

Resident shoots man trying to break into Far East Dallas apartment .  A man shot an intruder who tried breaking into his Far East Dallas apartment early Monday [5/1/2017], police say.  The resident was watching TV in his room about 1:45 a.m., when he heard someone banging on the apartment door, police said.  The front door slammed and the man noticed someone walk inside.  The resident shot at the 35-year-old suspect, who ran away.

Fight, shooting puts two West Valley City men in hospital.  Two men were taken to the hospital after a home invasion and fight apparently culminated in gunfire early Monday morning [5/1/2017] in West Valley City.  Public safety dispatchers say 911 calls reporting gunshots sent police rushing to a home at 4158 W. Paskay Drive (4400 South) at 3:19 a.m.  West Valley City police spokeswoman Roxeanne Vainuku said officers arrived to find an 18-year-old man, suffering gunshot wounds, lying in the street.  He allegedly had broken into the house and was confronted by the male homeowner.

Police ID would-be robber killed by employee on smoke break outside St. Louis 7-Eleven.  The night after a 7-Eleven employee found herself in a fatal early morning shootout with an armed robber Monday, a worker in his first day on the job at the same store swore he would never work the wee hours there.  "I want to feel safe," Davon Dodson said.  "I let them (the 7-Eleven operators) know I would never work overnight.  No way."  The female worker involved in the shootout had stepped out of the store at 509 Bates Street for a smoke break when an armed man tried to rob her about 3:50 a.m., according to police.  She pulled out a gun and exchanged fire with the would-be robber, killing him.

Police: man shot while trying to steal car.  Tucson police say a man was shot after trying to steal a car in the 2800 block of East Manchester Street on Saturday, April 22.  A spokesman for the Tucson Police Department says when a man armed with a gun tried to steal a car, the victim fired several shots at the suspect, hitting him.

Homeowner opens fire on burglars in far southeast Dallas.  A homeowner shot two burglary suspects early Friday [4/21/2017] in far southeast Dallas. [...] One of the intruders was taken to a hospital in critical condition, police said.  The other fled before officers arrived.

Possible home invasion suspect shot.  The homeowner confronted an armed perpetrator, who was dressed in all black and wearing a ski-mask.  The two-exchanged gun fire and the suspect fled the area on foot.  At the time of the call deputies were unable to locate the suspect.  More than two hours later, just before 7 a.m. [4/22/2017], deputies were notified of a 16-year-old male gunshot victim at Wadley Hospital.

Woman feared 'for her life' when she shot burglar.  An Ohio woman said she was "fearing for her life" when she shot an intruder who tackled her after she discovered him in the garage of her parents' south Bloomington home early Friday morning [4/21/2017].  "Anything could have happened by just the way he lunged at me, and I had the gun in his face and told him not to come out because I would shoot," said Kim Sinnott of Hamilton, Ohio.  "He probably thought I wouldn't shoot."

Lawton homeowner shoots and kills burglar.  A man is dead after police say he was shot while trying to break into a woman's home in Lawton [4/18/2017].

Texas man shoots two would-be burglars, kills one.  Huntsville police believe a homeowner was justified in shooting two men who were attempting to burglarize his home Wednesday night [4/13/2017], killing one of them and wounding the other.  According to police, the homeowner pulled into his driveway shortly before 11 p.m.  Wednesday in the Elkins Lake subdivision.  Officers say the homeowner noticed the back door had been kicked in.  Officers said that's when the homeowner went back to his car and got his handgun.

Homeowner shoots, kills intruder near Brown's Point.  A homeowner shot and killed a 27-year-old man who forced his way into his home early Saturday morning [4/15/2017].

One dead, one sought after fatal Ozark home invasion robbery.  The Ozark Police Department is searching for a man in connection with a fatal home invasion robbery late Wednesday night [4/13/2017]. [...] The caller stated two white males entered his residence and attempted to rob him.  The caller said one of the suspects pulled out a weapon and, at that point, gun fire was exchanged between the robbery victim and one of the suspects.

Intruder killed in central Las Vegas robbery-home invasion.  One person was fatally shot Thursday morning [4/13/2017] in what Las Vegas police are calling a robbery-home invasion in the central valley. [...] Police received a call about 1 a.m. from a man in his mid-20s who said he shot another man who broke into his apartment, Lt. Dan McGrath said.

Police: Intruder asked homeowner 'Why did you shoot me?'.  A Des Moines police report of a woman injured in an overnight shooting is now a robbery investigation. [...] A 71-year-old man at the residence told police he was not regularly staying at the house but had stayed there Monday night [4/10/2017], waiting for burglars with his gun, because the home had been broken into several times over the last week.  The man told police he heard a noise and saw a women [sic] in the house wearing a headlamp.  According to police, when the man confronted the woman, she said she was there with her boyfriend and asked him not to shoot.

Concealed carrier holds stabbing suspect until police arrive.  Austin [Arkansas] police are crediting a concealed carry holder for helping save a man who was being stabbed by his brother. [...] Upon further investigation, authorities learned a Good Samaritan, identified as Lt. Brandon Teel, witnessed the incident and reported the crime to police.  When he realized the severity of the fight, police say Teel took out his concealed weapon, for which he has a valid permit, and held the suspect until Austin officers were able to take him into custody.

Orlando man shoots home invader in the hip.  An Orlando man said he gave an intruder two warnings to get out of his house Tuesday morning [3/28/2017] before he shot the intruder in the hip.  Juan Delgado, 65, said he was trained how to fire a gun in the Army, but always hoped he would never have to use one in his home.

Five Greenville teens charged in Lenoir County home break-in.  Five Greenville teens have been charged with Monday's [3/27/2017] home break-in where one of them was shot by the homeowner.  Two of those arrested are athletes at J.H. Rose High School.  Lenoir County Sheriff Ronnie Ingram says the five have all been charged with breaking & entering, larceny after B&E, possession of stolen goods and felony conspiracy.

Invaders Break In Marine Vet's Home — One of Them is Dead, the Other In the Hospital.  A Marine veteran in Salt Lake City had his door kicked in just after 3am and two men dressed in black entered his apartment.  One of them didn't make it out because he was shot dead.  Marine veteran Brian Sant lived in the apartment that two men broke into during the early morning hours on Thursday [3/30/2017].  He had just finished working a late shift and was still awake in his living room and his 29-year-old son had gone to bed, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.  Another unnamed adult was also inside the apartment at the time.  Puleaga Danny Tupu, 33, of West Valley City and another man kicked in the door on Sant.  One of the men was holding a 2-foot-long metal pipe.  Both men were dressed in black with hoods.  Sant began to fight the men in the living room, and that's when his son was awakened by the commotion.  He stepped out of his bedroom and fired at both men, killing one and wounding the other.

Teen Shoots and Wounds 4 AM Home Invaders.  The Bowling Green Daily News reports [3/20/2017] The Kentucky State Police Post 3 received a request for assistance from the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office around 4:16 a.m.  Sunday [3/26/2017] regarding a man who had been shot after entering a home.  According to the KSP, a preliminary investigation indicated that two adults went to the residence on Rocky Hill Road to confront a 17-year-old male.  The two men got into a confrontation with the teenager.  The young victim then retrieved a shotgun and fired it at one of the men, striking him in the abdomen.

Home invasion gone wrong:  Utah resident kills one suspect, injures another.  One person is dead and another is in the hospital after a home invasion in Salt Lake City early Thursday morning.  Authorities were called to an apartment near 731 S. 300 E. at about 3 a.m.  Police say two men broke into the apartment overnight and one of the residents inside the apartment shot the suspects.  One of the suspects died in the apartment and another collapsed just outside the door.

Homeowner's son kills three would-be burglars with AR-15.  Three would-be robbers were shot and killed Monday [3/28/2017] when an Oklahoma homeowner's son opened fire on them with an AR-15, authorities said.  Wagoner County sheriff's deputies were called to the home in Broken Arrow, southeast of Tulsa, around 12:30 p.m. local time.  When they arrived, they found the three dead suspects and two uninjured residents.

Accused burglar identified after being shot and killed.  A man who was shot and killed Friday [3/24/2017] during an attempted home invasion has been identified, according to police. [...] According to police, the detained man said an exchange of gunfire occurred after Chatman attempted to rob him at gunpoint.

Police: Victims shoots armed robbery suspect.  A man accused of an attempted armed robbery Thursday night [3/23/2017] was shot in the process and died early Friday morning, according to investigators.  The Baton Rouge Police Department reported Kylin Spencer, 19, died at the hospital from gunshot wounds.

Masked teenage burglars who were gunned down by homeowner's son had struck property already that day.  The three teenage raiders who were shot dead while breaking into a house had already robbed the property hours earlier, can reveal.  They went back for a second robbery and paid with their lives.  They had stolen alcohol from a garage at the rear of the detached house before returning and breaking into the main house and meeting their deaths.  Police say that having got away with the first raid they decided to chance a second robbery in the belief that the house was unoccupied.

Springfield home invasion ends in exchange of gunfire.  Springfield police are investigating after a home invasion ended in an exchange of gunfire between the homeowner and the suspects early Saturday morning [3/25/2017].  The incident happened in the 800 block of Kings Lane around 2 a.m.  Springfield police reported three young men entered the residence with guns drawn and began demanding money from the homeowner.

Police: Man shot in head while trying to rob house in Wissinoming.  A 29-year-old man was shot in the head by a man he was trying to rob during a home invasion in Wissinoming on Friday [3/24/2017], according to police.  The would-be robber, whom police did not identify, forced his way into a home on the 6100 block of Hegerman Street around 12:10 a.m.  Friday, pointing a gun at a 21-year-old man who was leaving the house and ordering him back inside, police said.  Inside the house, police said, the 29-year-old demanded money and jewelry from the 21-year-old and another man, also 29, holding them both at gunpoint.

Retired Officer Shoots Masked Neighbor Holding a Machete in Cypress.  The retired HPD officer, 58, was working in his yard [3/25/2017] when he was approached by his neighbor, Harris County Sheriff's Office said.  His 20-year-old neighbor was wearing a ski mask and holding a machete.  He told the retired officer that he was there to kill him, authorities reported.  The officer discharged his weapon, hitting the neighbor in the stomach.

They smashed through the back door.  The homeowner's son fired an AR-15, cops say.  Gunfire rang out Monday afternoon [3/27/2017] in a home in Broken Arrow, an Oklahoma city 15 miles southeast of Tulsa.  Three intruders were killed after the son of the homeowner fired a semiautomatic rifle in what local law enforcement officers later described as an act of self-defense, though their investigation remains open.

Three Teen Burglars Killed By Broken Arrow Homeowner's Son, Deputies Say.  Three teenagers were killed Monday [3/27/2017], shot by a man as they were breaking into his home.  Officers say it happened at a home near 91st and Clearview Drive in Wagoner County.  The Wagoner County Sheriff's Office said the homeowner and his adult son were in the home when three males wearing masks and gloves tried to break in at about 12:30 p.m.  The homeowner's son shot the intruders with a rifle, deputies said, killing all three.

Video shows Ohio food mart clerk shooting would-be robber in hand.  Surveillance video obtained Friday [3/10/2017] shows a clerk at an Ohio convenience store shooting and wounding a would-be armed robber.  "It was really tough," the clerk told Fox 28 Columbus, which aired the video.  "It's not easy to shoot someone, especially with someone who never had to deal with guns."

Masked Robber Shot And Killed By Arlington Store Clerk.  Arlington Police say a convenience store clerk shot and killed a masked robber Monday night [3/6/2017].  It happened at the Super Save in the 2500 block of East Abram Street around 7:45 p.m.

Deputies: Man trying to break into house shot by homeowner.  A burglar breaking into a Poulsbo home was critically wounded when he was shot by the homeowner, Kitsap County Sheriff's deputies said.  A 911 call came in for help just before 2 a.m. [3/5/2017], deputies said.  Deputies arrived to find a suspected burglar wounded at the home.

Del City Homeowner Shoots And Kills Intruder, No Arrests Made.  A homeowner told police he shot a man who aggressively came through his front door in Del City Saturday night [3/4/2017].  The shooting happened about 9:30 p.m., in the 4400 block of SE 37th Street.

Deputies: Intruder shot dead by homeowner in Stanislaus County.  A man was killed during a home-invasion robbery at a house in the Stanislaus County town of Empire, and although a teen was caught, two people remain outstanding, officers said Thursday [3/2/2017].

Retired Berkeley County deputy shoots, wounds 16-year-old burglar.  A retired Berkeley County deputy shot and wounded a burglar at his home Wednesday morning [3/1/2017], according to the State Law Enforcement Division.  SLED spokesman Thom Berry says it happened at a home on Poplar Hill Drive in Ridgeville.

One Dead In Apparent Home Invasion In Foley.  Authorities have confirmed that the individual killed on scene Tuesday night [2/28/2017] was an intruder in the home.  Foley Police say 20-year-old intruder Sedrick D. Jemison broke three doors with a pick-axe before entering the business, Elite Marine, in Foley.  The business owner, who also lives on the property, was awoken by a "loud crash" and retaliated with a gun.  The intruder was shot dead.  No arrests have been made.

Homeowner fearing for his life shoots intruder.  A homeowner shot and injured an intruder late Tuesday afternoon [2/28/2017] in the city's Woodstock area, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said.  About 4:45 p.m., the owner of a vacant house on Prospect Street, just east of Edgewood Avenue North, went to check on his rental property when he said he heard a TV on and found that the place had been ransacked.  The homeowner, who wished to remain anonymous, said he went room by room until he got to a back bedroom and saw a stranger inside.

Woman shoots man breaking into Dayton home.  A man was shot while trying to break into a house in Dayton.  It happened around 4:40 a.m. on Thursday [2/23/2017] at a house in the 200 block of Baltimore Street.  Police say a woman called 911 and said a man had been shot while trying to break into the house.

Boise woman scares off attempted carjacker with pistol.  A woman saved herself from a dangerous situation with her pistol kept in her car Monday [2/20/2017].  "I couldn't believe it, it was shock and fear," said the unidentified woman.  It happened at the corner of west Kootenai and south Hilton streets.  A woman just dropped off her 9-year-old daughter Monday morning around 7:30 a.m.

CPSO: Homeowner shoots alleged intruder.  A man is in the hospital after he was shot by a homeowner as he allegedly was attempting to enter her home.  Around 7 a.m.  Wednesday [2/22/2017], a woman called 911 to tell authorities she had just shot an intruder, according to Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso.  Deputies found the suspect, Derrick Wayne Brown, 31, at the Gauthier Campus of Lake Charles Memorial with a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

13-Year-Old Uses his Mom's Glock to Defend Himself From 6-Time Felon.  Every parent has had the concern of someone breaking into their home while their children were home.  This nightmare became a reality for the parents of a South Carolina boy, who was only 13 years-old.  The teenager was home alone when he heard someone breaking in.  Instead of calling 911 and hiding while he waited for help to arrive, which could have easily rendered him a victim... he chose to take matters into his own hands!  The 13-year-old grabbed his mother's Glock, and fired 3 rounds at Lamar Anthwan Brown, who was standing at the back door.  Brown, a 31-year-old felon, returned fire, but quickly retreated to a getaway car.

Elwood homeowner shoots intruder.  An intruder picked the wrong home to hit.  On Thursday [2/2/2017] around 9:30 p.m., Elwood police responded to a home on South K Street.  Detectives learned a man caught an intruder breaking into his home and shot him.

Vietnam veteran justified in killing robber.  An armed veteran from St. Louis killed one man and injured another during an armed robbery attempt in the metro east.  But, on Friday [2/3/2017], prosecutors said the veteran's actions are justified, and could help solve dozens of other violent crimes in Illinois and Missouri.  Madison County State's Attorney Tom Gibbons said this case should serve as a warning to criminals.  If you're coming to the Metro East to break the law, you could end up staring down the barrel of a gun.

St. Joseph Woman Shoots at Burglar in Attempted Home Invasion.  A homeowner reportedly shot at a burglar during an attempted home invasion on Cudmore Avenue Saturday morning [2/4/2017].  Sgt. Byrom with the St.  Joseph Police Department said a woman called shortly after 7 a.m. Saturday to report the attempted burglary.  She told police that she shot her personal firearm at an individual she believed was trying to break into her home.

Restaurant owner shoots two would-be robbers, police say.  According to officials, the owner of J&S Bar B Que at 8312 Mesa Drive was closing around 10:50 p.m. Saturday [2/4/2017].  Two males jumped out from behind a large garbage bin and attempted to rob him, police said.  According to investigators, the owner pulled a gun and shot a couple times at the would-be robbers.

Resident, suspected intruder shot during attempted home invasion on Indianapolis' south side.  A resident and a suspected home intruder were both shot during an attempted home invasion on Indianapolis' south side.  Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department were called to the area of East Hanna Avenue just before 5 p.m.  Monday [2/6/2017].  Police say two people were rushed to the hospital with apparent gunshot wounds.  They believe one of those was the suspected intruder, and the other was the person living in the home.

Police:  Woman fatally shoots Benning soldier breaking into her apartment.  The Fort Benning soldier killed in a Sunday morning [2/5/2017] shooting on Armour Avenue had broken into an apartment and was shot by the resident living there, according to a police report on the incident.  Christopher Warden, 31, a Fort Benning soldier apparently thought the apartment was where his wife had gone to pick up her daughter.  An unidentified friend of Warden's and a neighbor in the apartments tried to tell Warden he was at the wrong address.  But Warden beat and kicked the door, then broke out a window and climbed through.

Father kills intruder who shot son in Lemon Grove.  An armed intruder who shot a Lemon Grove man was killed by the victim's father during a home invasion early Tuesday [2/7/2017], police said.  A second robber escaped.  The wounded man, Francisco Suarez Jr., 22, is expected to survive, Sheriff's Lt. Kenneth Nelson said.  He said it appears that the household was targeted by the robbers.

Upper Darby Woman Fights Back, Shoots Laundromat Attacker With His Own Gun.  Mor Khantha is a Laotian-born mother of three.  She was working her overnight shift at the laundromat when the incident occurred.  Surveillance video shows a man armed with a 9 millimeter handgun enter the laundromat.  Police say he was attempting to rob and rape the woman after trapping her in the restroom.  A wrestling match ensued between the two.

Police: Mother Shoots At Woman Trying To Break Into Tulsa Home.  A Tulsa mother is urging others to teach their kids to never answer the door if a stranger knocks.  That training paid off Friday [2/3/2017] when police say an intoxicated woman tried breaking into several homes after being shot at by another homeowner.  Police said Heather Ward tried to break into a home near 8th and Saint Louis through a kid's bedroom window; in return, the mother shot at her.

Police: Lothian homeowner shoots burglar in the head.  A Lothian man shot a burglar twice Thursday morning [2/2/2017] — once in the head — after he tried to attack him and his wife in their home, Anne Arundel County police said. [...] Police said an unidentified man tried to break into the home while the couple living there was at home.

Homeowner cleared after fatally shooting suspected intruder.  A homeowner in Macomb County won't face criminal charges after it's believed he shot and killed an intruder during a breaking and entering about 10 p.m. Sunday, Roseville Police Chief James P. Berlin says.  "After due deliberation the (Macomb County) Prosecutors Office has declined to bring forth any charges against the homeowner who fired the fatal shot in this incident," Berlin said in a statement Wednesday [2/1/2017].

Two dead in apparent home invasion shootout.  Two men were shot and killed Monday morning [1/30/2017] in what authorities believe was a home invasion in the Rancho Tehama area of western Tehama County.  The Sheriff's Office received reports just after 10 a.m.  Monday of a man being shot in the area of Amador Court and Rancho Tehama Reserve Road.  Deputies responded to the entrance of Black Ranch where the owner of the residence reported a dead man was in his driveway.

Police ID alleged burglar shot at tavern.  No charges will be filed against the man who shot an alleged burglar in his business Saturday morning [1/28/2017], but the suspect will face a burglary charge once he is released from the hospital.  Charles W. Casford, owner of the Junction Tavern in DePue told Bureau County sheriff's deputies and state police investigators that he was in the living area attached to the business when, at approximately 5:24 a.m. Saturday, he was alerted to a loud noise in the bar area of the Junction.

Pistol-packing deli owner fires at robbers in gripping surveillance video.  Two masked men entered Camilo Liquor on Sixth Avenue on January 6 and proclaimed that it was a "stick up," according to the report.  At around 6:30 p.m., the men rushed the deli's counter, but the establishment's owner, Jose Camilo, can be seen in surveillance video grabbing his own gun and shooting at them, scaring them off.

Intruder shot by homeowner in New Haven.  Police in New Haven are investigating after they said an intruder was shot [1/16/2017] by a homeowner at 199 Pine Street.  Police said the suspect, Jorge Ortiz, 26, address unknown, is alive, and they said he was shot in the shoulder.  He was taken to Yale New Haven Hospital.

Suspect in Cleveland home invasion shot by one of his victims.  Cleveland police report that on January 13th at around 11 p.m., a man went outside to the driveway of a home on Coath Avenue to get a cell phone charger from his car.  He was approached by the suspect, who told him, at gunpoint, to go back inside the house.  Another man inside the home saw the victim walking towards the house with his hands held up in the air and shot at the suspect.

Craigslist seller shoots buyer after assault; Akron man charged with robbery.  A Plain Township man shot an Akron man Thursday [1/19/2017] during a Craigs-list sale that went bad, authorities said.  Ronald Henderson, 18, went to a Brushmore Avenue Northwest home in Plain Township on Thursday afternoon to purchase a cellphone from a 57-year-old man who lived there.  Deputies reported that the two quarreled, Henderson grew agitated, assaulted the man and attempted to rob him at gunpoint.  The homeowner responded by drawing his own gun and shooting Henderson.

Woman fires shot, intruder leaves, sheriff's office says.  A King City community woman fired a bullet from a handgun at a man attempting to break into her apartment early Saturday morning [1/14/2017] and the man fled, the Washington County Sheriff's Office said.  Sheriff's deputies were searching Saturday for the man, who is believed to be Louis Jarvis Jr., 40.  A sheriff's news release says Jarvis is involved in a child custody dispute with the woman, who lives in an apartment complex at 12070 S.W. Fischer Road.  Jarvis has never lived at the apartment, the release says.  Deputies, called to the apartment shortly after 2 a.m., found the front door had been kicked in.  The woman told deputies the man left after she fired a gunshot.

Taxi driver uses legal gun to defend against ice pick attack.  A Rochester taxi driver says he was forced to pull a gun to protect him from a passenger who tried to attack him with an ice pick.  "I believe she would have killed me had if i had been close enough to her," said Collin Green, the man who drove the taxi.

PD: Armed robber shot by clerk, "They're supposed to just hand over the money.".  [Scroll down]  The suspect ran and tried to get on his bike but realized, "his arm didn't work."  He went to a nearby restaurant to ask for help.  Police contacted him there and the suspect was taken to the hospital for a gunshot wound to his arm.  It was there, police say, that he admitted to the robberies.  He allegedly told police that he targeted gas stations because "they are supposed to just hand over the money and not try to stop anyone."  He's been charged with armed robbery and attempted armed robbery.

Video: Idiot Attempts To Rob Gun Store And Pays The Price.  A Cobb County, Georgia gun store owner quickly served up some justice to one of the armed robbers that barged into his business on Monday morning [1/9/2017].  The owner, 64-year-old Jimmy Groover, and another employee were working behind the display cases when two masked men rushed in holding them up at gunpoint.  [Video clip]

Motorist with gun kills man beating wounded Arizona trooper.  An Arizona trooper who had been shot and was being beaten by a man with a pistol was saved Thursday [1/12/2017] by a motorist who killed his attacker, authorities said.  The man who came upon the scene warned the suspect to stop striking the officer, but the assailant continued, said Capt. Damon Cecil, a spokesman for the Arizona Department of Public Safety.  The good Samaritan got a gun from his car and shot the suspect, who died at the scene.

Armed Citizen Kills Highway Sniper Who Ambushed Trooper in Arizona.  I'm going to caution that major details in this story appear to have changed at least twice, but we're fairly certain that these are the facts now that the dust has settled. [...] There were prior versions of the story reported in other news outlets that first suggested the man who shot the trooper might have been an occupant of the overturned vehicle, while another said it was the trooper who shot the suspect.  Evidence now suggests that the trooper was responding to the incident when an unknown party shot him, then attempted to continue his attack.  A Good Samaritan stopped, got his gun from his vehicle when the man wouldn't stop attacking the trooper, and shot the suspect dead.  The trooper is now in stable condition.

Authorities:  Trooper was shot by driver he sought to help.  The man who shot and severely beat an Arizona state trooper last week was a former member of the Mexican federal police who was in the country illegally, authorities said.

Armed & Ready Texas Granny Chases Intruder Away During Home Invasion.  What started out to be a normal night for one ArkLaTex grandma turned out to be anything but typical.  Seventy four year-old Rebbie Roberson says she sat down to watch the news Sunday evening when a masked intruder suddenly appeared.  Roberson said, "And when I started to get up, he was in here on me with a gun facing me right to my face.  So I had to walk right out in front of him.  I didn't know if he was going to kill me or what."  In a move that likely saved her life, Roberson had a loaded gun on a nearby table and she grabbed it.

Armed robber is shot dead by a quick-thinking gun store owner who pulls his gun and opens fire.  An armed robber was killed on camera as he tried to hold up a gun store by its 64-year-old owner.  Surveillance footage at Dixie Gun and Pawn in Mableton, Georgia, showed the moment the would-be criminal and an accomplice stormed into the store dressed in ski masks.  They aimed their guns towards an employee who held his hands up in a plea for mercy before store owner Jimmy Groover opened fire.

Robber found dead after victim fired shots, police say.  According to Houston police, a 76-year-old man was robbed of his wallet [1/9/2017] and at least two people fled the scene in a pickup.  As the robbers were fleeing, the victim fired shots at them, police said.  The pickup was later found in the 1600 block of Collingsworth Street and the passenger was pronounced dead, police said.

McCracken County homeowner fatally shoots apparent burglar.  A homeowner shot and killed an apparent burglar and seriously wounded another on Saturday night [1/7/2017].  The McCracken County Sheriff's Office identified the two men who were shot as 39-year-old Toby William Reed of Cunningham, Kentucky, and 34-year-old Christopher Ingram, of Paducah.  Reed died at the scene.  Ingram remains in a Tennessee hospital in serious condition.

Man fatally shoots home intruder.  The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office says they were called the 2300 block of Constitution Blvd around 1:30 p.m. [1/9/2017] on reports of a shooting.  After investigating, police say a man, identified as Glenn Edward Oliver, 30, forced his way in through a window while the family was out of town.  When the homeowner and family returned, he noticed things were out of place and was then attacked by the suspect who then ran into a bedroom and grabbed a baseball bat.  The homeowner used a firearm to shoot and kill the suspect.

New Orleans woman scares off burglar by picking up knife first, then gun.  Investigators say Adams forced his way into the woman's home on Eads Street around 5:20 a.m. [1/7/2017]  Police say he and the victim got into a fight.  The woman pulled out a knife and officials say Adams ran away.  Police say Adams returned and this time the woman pulled out a gun and shot two rounds, sending him fleeing a second time.  He returned a third time with a gun, police say.  This time, he was arrested when police arrived at the scene.

Police:  Suspected robber shot in Back of the Yards.  The 23-year-old showed up at Mercy Hospital about 5:45 p.m. [1/6/2017] with multiple gunshot wounds, police said.  Investigators think he was wounded when carrying out a robbery about 15 minutes earlier in the 4800 block of South Wolcott, police said.

2 fatal Henrico home invasions ruled self-defense killings.  The separate fatal shootings of two young men, including that of a former Glen Allen High School football standout, have been ruled justifiable after authorities concluded they were killed in self-defense after rushing into homes and threatening the occupants.  The Henrico County Commonwealth's Attorney's Office has ruled that Taivon M. Fox, 19, and Jarrelle J. Pringle, 21, were killed in unrelated home invasions Oct. 29 and Dec. 2, respectively, while armed with a baseball bat or a gun.

Woman fires shot to ward off home invasion.  A Bartholomew County woman is recovering from her injuries from a home invasion Wednesday [1/4/2017].  Police say she was able to fire a gunshot at two people who came in her home wearing masks on County Road 675 West around 2:45 p.m.

Man shot during home invasion charged with several felonies; shooting deemed justified.  A man shot in the abdomen by a 77-year-old during what authorities called an armed home invasion has been charged with seven felonies. [...] The 77-year-old homeowner is not to be charged because the prosecutor deemed his actions against Irving, allegedly weilding a knife and in search of money, were justified.  Citizens have a right to use deadly force when they reasonably believe their lives or the lives of others are in danger, Prosecutor Jerry Jarzynka said.

Tanglewood Homeowner Shoots Burglar Breaking Into His House.  "It's really surreal," says Mike Colgin, a mild-mannered retiree who never expected to open fire on an intruder into his home.  Tuesday morning [1/3/2017] around 4:30 a.m., Colgin was asleep inside his Tanglewood home when he heard the sound of glass breaking.  That's when he grabbed the gun and began walking down the hall toward the living room.

Man walking dog shoots, kills would-be robber.  A man walking his dog Tuesday night near his home shot two people who tried to rob him, killing one and wounding the other.  Deonte M. Thomas, 17, of Milwaukee was shot to death and his 18-year-old companion was wounded, police said.  The 36-year-old man had a concealed-carry permit.

Store employee fatally shoots armed robber in Candler.  Authorities in western North Carolina say a 21-year-old man was fatally shot while robbing a Mexican grocery store.  The Buncombe County Sheriff's Office says deputies found Darwin Villatoro lying on the ground near Tienda Mexicana in Candler about 8:30 p.m.  Friday [12/23/2016] after a store employee called 911.  The Asheville resident was pronounced dead at the scene.  The sheriff's office says the employee who called 911 told deputies a robber brandished a gun, and the two exchanged gunfire.

Danville resident shot in gunfire exchange with intruder.  A 71-year-old Danville man was shot Friday night [12/30/2016] in an exchange of gunfire with an intruder in his Wooding Avenue home.  Police responded to the 300 block of Wooding Avenue at about 10:15 p.m.  Friday.  The victim told officers he was in his home when he heard a knock at his front door, according to a news release from the Danville Police Department.

Man with concealed-carry permit fatally shoots would-be robber.  A man with a concealed-carry license fatally shot a would-be robber in Chatham Friday afternoon [12/30/2016], sources said.  The 23-year-old man was walking in the 8200 block of South Ingleside about 1:54 p.m. when another male pulled out a gun and tried to rob him, according to police.  A fight broke out and the 23-year-old, who was licensed to carry a firearm, pulled out his own gun and shot the would-be robber in the head, killing him, sources said.

Teen shot, killed by CCW permit holder, while attempting armed robbery:  "Picked the wrong guy".  Milwaukee police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred late Tuesday night, December 27th.  The deceased has been identified as 17-year-old Deonte Thomas. [...] Police say their preliminary investigation reveals Thomas was attempting to commit a robbery at the time of the shooting and was shot by the 36-year-old Milwaukee man who was being robbed — who was out walking his dog on Tuesday night.

Two West Side residents turn tables on home invaders in separate incidents.  Residents managed to turn the tide against home invaders during two separate incidents overnight [12/27/2016] on the West Side.  San Antonio Police Department Sgt. Thomas Brittain said the first home invasion occurred late Tuesday just before midnight in the 100 block of Farrel Drive when a resident heard banging on windows before his front door was broken don [sic].

Cartersville store clerk shoots, kills would-be robber.  Police said when masked men walked into a convenience store in Cartersville and started firing, the clerk pulled out his gun and shot back.  One of the masked men was hit and killed and police are still looking for two others.  It happened at the Sunoco on Highway 411 around 3:30 Tuesday morning [12/27/2016].

Police continue to search for man believed to be shot during home invasion.  Police are continuing to search for an intruder believed to have been shot when he entered the home of an elderly man on Winifred Street. [...] A man fired at least four times Friday night [12/23/2016] at the intruder, said to be armed with a knife, and the man fled with the homeowner's gun and pickup truck.

Police: Gun store owner shoots, kills armed robber.  A gun store owner shot and killed a man attempting to rob his store Monday morning [12/26/2016], according to police.  The owner of Dixie Gun and Pawn on Veterans Memorial Parkway in Cobb County, along with one other worker, had just opened the store when two men with ski masks and guns came in, according to investigators.  Police say the owner pulled out his gun and fired, hitting one of the gunmen.

Son kills home burglary suspect outside Kingwood home.  A burglary suspect was shot and killed in a Kingwood home on Christmas Eve.  According to police, the incident happened around 9:45 p.m.  Saturday [12/24/2016] on Longleaf Pines Lane when a resident noticed broken glass in a front window of his home.  Police said as he was checking out the glass, the homeowner noticed a suspect in his home.  He then alerted his son who was also in the house with his wife.  The son, who carries a weapon, shot the suspect.

Alleged car burglar killed outside Fort Bend home.  Law enforcement authorities around Houston are investigating two incidents of homeowners using deadly force to protect their property.  Both happened early Christmas morning [12/25/2016].  In one instance, a homeowner shot and killed a suspected burglar inside a house on Longleaf Pines Lane in Kingwood.  In Fort Bend County on Malin Court, a man shot and killed someone who was rummaging through his truck.

Three Thugs Shot Committing Home Invasions In San Antonio.  Two different home invasions turned out poorly for the criminals in San Antonio (TX) last night [12/27/2016].

Two West Side residents turn tables on home invaders in separate incidents.  San Antonio Police Department Sgt. Thomas Brittain said the first home invasion occurred late Tuesday just before midnight in the 100 block of Farrel Drive when a resident heard banging on windows before his front door was broken don [sic].

Philadelphia police: Two would-be robbers shot in separate incidents.  Police say a 30-year-old man who attempted to rob an auto repair shop was shot three times by the shop's owner. [...] About three hours later, authorities say a pizza deliveryman shot a 19-year-old man who tried to rob him.

Tulsa Homeowner Shoots Man In Possible Break-In.  Police are still investigating after a homeowner shot a man trying to break into his house early Wednesday [12/7/2016] near 91st and Memorial.  Officers say at about 1:15 a.m., [a] man jumped over the homeowner's fence and tried to break into a bedroom door, which led to the home's backyard.  Police say the homeowner grabbed his girlfriend's pistol and started shooting at the intruder through the door.

IMPD: Victim justified in shooting suspected robber.  Investigators believe the victim of a fatal shooting on the northeast side Sunday [12/11/2016] was trying to rob the man who shot him.  A 19-year-old man died in the shooting at the Cottages of Fall Creek Apartments in the 6800 block of East 56th Street, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.  "Detectives believe it is a self-defense case and witnesses support that allegation," Sgt. Kendale Adams said in an email Monday.  The shooter was interviewed by police and released, Adams said.

Homeowner shoots two people during attempted robbery, police say.  Indianapolis Metropolitan police believe two people who arrived at an Indianapolis hospital with gunshot wounds Friday morning [12/9/2016] were involved in a robbery. [...] According to IMPD, someone inside their home on South Sherman heard a knock at the door and didn't answer.  Three people then tried kicking in the door.  The homeowner shot at them, police said.

Cops: Homeowner shoots teen during Chester burglary attempt.  A 31-year-old homeowner Wednesday [12/7/2016] shot one of two juveniles in the leg when he interrupted an apparent burglary, according to police. [...] According to Amaro, the sleeping homeowner was awakened by a noise inside the residence and proceeded to check it out, discovering the intruders.

Liquor Store Owner Exchanges Gunfire With Robbers.  Police are searching for robbers who exchanged gunfire with a store employee Tuesday night [12/6/2016] in the Portage Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side.  The gunfire erupted between the suspects and the worker about 9:20 p.m. in the store in the 4200 block of North Milwaukee, according to Chicago Police.  The robbers made off with cash and merchandise.

Homeowner fights back in attempted home invasion.  An Anderson County homeowner stopped an attempted robbery by shooting at the man trying to enter his home on Wednesday [12/7/2016].  "At around 2:15 p.m. in the 5600 block of FM 320, an individual heard someone trying to break in the door of his home," said Sheriff Greg Taylor.  "The home owner fired several shots at the individual that he described as a black male, possibly wearing brown coveralls, but he may have changed by now."

Police identify armed intruder who was shot, killed by Ilion homeowner.  Ilion police have confirmed that there was a shooting on Richfield Street in the village of Ilion this morning [12/7/2016].  "What we know right now is that it was a robbery attempt and the suspect entered the home, and the homeowner was able to shoot the suspect," Ilion Police Chief Tim Parisi said.  Parisi said the intruder is dead, and the homeowner is okay.

Man fires shot during East Lansing home invasion.  Police are looking for three men after a resident fired a shot at them when they broke into his apartment early Tuesday, officials said.  East Lansing police were called to a unit in the Timberlake Apartment complex on Coolidge Road, at about 3 a.m. [12/6/2016], said Det.  Sgt. Chad Connelly.

Culpeper homeowner shoots, kills alleged intruder.  An alleged intruder was shot and killed Thursday evening [12/1/2016] by a Culpeper County property owner.  According to the Culpeper County Sheriff's Office, the department received a report of a shooting at a home in the 14000 block of Woodland Church Road at 6:22 p.m.  Units from the sheriff's office responded and found an alleged intruder shot by the homeowner.  The suspect is dead.

Fayetteville homeowner shoots intruder twice, police say.  Just after 2:30 a.m. [12/1/2016], the homeowner said he heard noises coming from his back door.  Police said the homeowner then saw a male intruder entering the home.  The homeowner told police the suspect approached him so he fired a shot, hitting the intruder in the stomach.  The intruder kept approaching the homeowner so another shot was fired, also hitting him.

Intruder Shot and Killed at Antioch Home.  On November 29 at approximately 11:55 pm, Antioch Police Officers were dispatched to the 2900 block of Winding Lane on the report of an intruder breaking into a residence and that the intruder had just been shot.  According to Antioch Police Sergeant Tom Fuhrmann, when officers arrived they found a 21 year old, male, Antioch resident (the intruder) suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Homeowner Shoots, Kills Possible Intruder in Apple Valley.  The fatal shooting of a man inside an Apple Valley home by the homeowner is still under investigation, but after being interviewed by detectives, the homeowner is not being held Wednesday [11/30/2016], according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.

911 Recording Documents Homeowner's Fatal Shot at Home Intruder.  A man in Sunrise, FL was forced to use his gun to defend himself from three home intruders Monday morning [11/28/2016] and the shots that ended one of the intruders lives was caught on tape.  The homeowner, Warren Darlow, said he saw a car pull into his driveway and saw three unfamiliar black men exit the vehicle and approach his house.  Suspecting the men were planning to break in, Darlow grabbed his a shotgun, loaded it and called 911.  But as he was on with the 911 dispatcher, the suspects smashed a glass door and gained entry into the home where Darlow was.

Officer Horujko, Stopped Terror Attack, Competitive Shooter.  Here are some details about the Ohio State University officer who acted so quickly and decisively to stop the terrorist car and knife attack Monday morning, the 28th of November, about 9 a.m.  Horujko was president of his high school rocket club, leading him toward an engineering degree. [...] Horujko, like many engineers, liked guns.  He was a competitive shooter.  But Horujco found he was not passionate about engineering.  He liked police work better.  He switched his major.

Ohio State police officer hailed for swiftly killing attacker.  The 28-year-old police officer who shot and killed the man behind Monday's [11/28/2016] attacks at Ohio State University is being hailed for his quick actions.  "Our officer was on scene in less than a minute and he ended the situation in less than a minute," Ohio State University Police Chief Craig Stone said at a press conference Monday afternoon.

Meet the Hero Cop Who Took Down the Somali Stabber at Ohio State.  Abdul Razak Ali Artan's "ram and stab" rampage at Ohio State University Monday morning [11/28/2016] sent ten people to the hospital — including one who is in critical condition — but it could have been much, much worse.  Thanks to the quick actions of 28-year-old Ohio State University officer Alan Horujko, the threat was eliminated in less than two minutes. The officer was in the area responding to a fire alarm when Artan plowed his vehicle into a number of pedestrians and then jumped out and started stabbing at them.

Florida Grocery Clerk Teaches Would-Be Robber How Concealed Carry Works.  A Florida grocery store clerk noticed a man wearing sunglasses around midnight over the Thanksgiving weekend and became suspicious that he might try and rob the store.  Police say that William Smith, 29, pulled a gun on the clerk and demanded money from the cash register.  There was just one problem.  The clerk happened to have his concealed carry permit, grabbed his own gun, and shot at Smith.

US yoga instructor kills 2 burglars in self-defense in Chile.  Authorities in Chile say that a yoga instructor originally from Texas shot and killed two men who invaded her home on the outskirts of Santiago.

Police: Clerk shot, killed robbery suspect.  A gas station clerk shot and killed a suspected serial robber during a Saturday evening [11/19/2016] holdup in south Tallahassee.  Matthew Brown, a 20-year-old connected to several recent Leon County robberies, was shot and killed at the Sunoco gas station at the corner of Woodville Highway and Gaile Avenue.  Shortly after, court documents said, police arrested Brown's suspected getaway driver, Kendrick Herring.  The 26-year-old was released from prison in September after being cleared in a 2011 fatal shooting.

Suspected home invader shot, killed by homeowner in Florence.  A home invasion in Florence left the suspect dead early Tuesday [11/22/2016].  Florence police say the homeowner shot and killed the suspect, identified as James Devaughn Demoss, 26, of Hanceville.  At about 3 a.m., officers responded to call about shots fired in the 1100 block of East Limestone Street.  As officers were responding to the scene, the homeowner notified them that the shots were fired during a home invasion.

Homeowners shoot intruder.  A man was shot in the torso after a home invasion early Saturday morning [11/19/2016], Corpus Christi Police Senior Officer Travis Pace said.  About 3:30 a.m.  Saturday, a homeowner heard a knock on the front door of her house in the 6700 block of Labonte Drive, Pace said.  The homeowner looked out the window and did not recognize the stranger at the door.  When she went to tell her husband about it, the couple heard the man come in through the back door.  The husband shot the intruder in the torso.

Intruder in home invasion shot and killed by homeowner in east Louisville identified.  Louisville Metro Police are investigating after a man is shot and killed in east Louisville.  It happened shortly after 3:30 p.m. [11/18/2016] at a home in the 3800 block of Northumberland Drive near Westport Road in the Worthington Hills area.  LMPD says two men tried to break into a home at that location when a female homeowner shot and killed one of them.

Man shot and killed while trying to rob two people at Days Inn in downtown Chattanooga.  One man is dead after a shooting at the Days Inn on Carter Street just off M.L. King Boulevard. [...] Some guests said the shooting was part of an attempted robbery, but the target instead pulled a weapon and shot the would-be robber.  The man died at the scene.

Home invasion leads to gunfight.  Three men break into a home on Deer Creek Drive.  Inside is a woman and an adult male.  The adult male is armed and a gunfight starts inside.  Eventually the gunshots end and the three men flee the home.  There are no injuries but it's the fourth time since 2015 the house has been targeted for a home invasion.

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office:  Buckeye homeowner shoots 18-year-old burglar.  A teenage burglar was shot by a homeowner after breaking into a Buckeye residence Wednesday [11/16/2016], according to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.  The shooting occurred just after 1 p.m. near Watson and Lower Buckeye roads, after the homeowners returned to see an unknown vehicle parked in front of the house, Sheriff's Office spokesman Douglas Matteson said.  The homeowners confronted an 18-year-old man upon entering the house, Matteson said.  A struggle took place, and the man was shot multiple times, Matteson said.

Iowa man's stabbing rampage stopped by a man with a gun.  Police say an Iowa man had stabbed two people repeatedly last month before a man pulled a gun and ordered the attacker to get on the ground.  Adam Scott Jacobsen, 28, stabbed Jeffrey Miller 24 times and Denice Bennett eight times at an apartment complex before Daniel Williams drew his firearm, according to police.  "He pulled the gun and ordered him to lie on the ground," said Cedar Falls Police Chief Jeff Olson.  He said Jacobsen stayed on the ground until police got there, and that Williams holstered his gun before police arrived.

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Gun-toting grandmother foils home invasion; 3 arrested.  Two men and a woman have been arrested after grandmother with a gun thwarted an attempted burglary at her home in Coweta County, Ga., according to deputies.  "I don't know why they selected that house, but they picked the wrong one," Colonel James Yarbrough from the Coweta County Sheriff's Office said. [11/11/2016]

Robber shot, killed by pizza shop customer, police say.  A pizza shop customer armed with a gun shot and killed one robber and injured another as they tried to hold up the Pennsylvania restaurant, according to police.  [11/15/2016]

CCW Holder Rescues Deputy From Maniac.  This incident illustrates why police tend not to object to law-abiding citizens exercising their Second Amendment rights.

Passerby shoots, kills suspect fighting deputy on I-75.  A passerby shot and killed a person who was fighting with a Lee County Sheriff's Office deputy on Interstate 75 Monday morning [11/14/2016]. [...] The passerby, who had a Concealed Weapons License, exited his vehicle and told the suspect he'd shoot him if he didn't stop beating the deputy, sources said.  After noncompliance from the suspect, the passerby shot the suspect three times, sources said.  The suspect later died.

Witness:  Armed Person Shoots & Kills Suspect Attacking Deputy.  A suspect is dead and a deputy is in the hospital after a shooting took place on I-75 near the Corkscrew Road exit, according to Lee County deputies.  Witnesses who say they saw the whole thing happen told us a deputy tried to pull over a man near the exit.  The suspect took off in his vehicle reaching speeds up to 100 miles per hour.  Eventually, the driver got out of his car and attacked the deputy.  That's when witnesses say a third person came over and shot the suspect.

Community Rallies Around Hero Who Shot Attempted Cop-Killer.  A south Florida community is rallying around a concealed carrier who shot and killed Edward Strother, a 53-year-old man who twice attempted kill a Lee County Deputy for no apparent reason. [...] A concealed carry permit holder who desires to remain anonymous left the safety of his vehicle to confront Strother.  He told Strother to get off Deputy Bardes numerous times, and when Strother refused to stop his attack on Barnes, the concealed carrier fired at Strother three times, hitting him with three bullets, ending the fight, and saving Bardes life.

Police: 18-year-old man robbing Gresham store gets shot by clerk.  An 18-year-old man attempting to rob a store Wednesday evening [11/9/2016] in the South Side Gresham neighborhood was shot by the clerk, according to Chicago Police.  The would-be robber was shot multiple times by the clerk at 7:56 p.m. in the 8100 block of South Racine, police said.

Home invasion suspect found suffering from gunshot wounds.  A man found with two gunshot wounds to the legs is identified as the missing suspect in a home invasion.  A phone call to Jefferson County 911 led to the missing suspect from Monday night's [11/7/2016] home invasion.

Armed intruder shot, killed in Shoreline.  King County Sheriff's Office says an armed intruder was shot and killed after he and another person kicked in a door to a Shoreline home Saturday [11/12/2016].  Police say they were called to the home in the 14500 block of Whitman Ave N around 7 a.m. for a report of a robbery at gunpoint.  When they arrived, a man was found shot in the home.

Ex-NYPD cop shoots 2 who allegedly tried to mug her in Newark.  A woman who retired from the New York Police Department nine months ago shot two city men when they attempted to rob her Thursday night, Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose said.  The 43-year-old woman, whose name was not disclosed, was getting into her car at Commerce Street and McCarter Highway around 9:30 p.m. when she was approached by the two men, who demanded money at gunpoint, Ambrose said.  The woman, who retired as a detective from the NYPD, fired her gun at the two men, who fled from the scene after being hit.

Possible serial robbery suspect shot and killed inside North Las Vegas 7-Eleven.  North Las Vegas police say a man attempting to rob a 7-Eleven ended up shot by an armed slot machine guard.  The attempted robbery happened just after 3:30 Thursday morning [11/10/2016] near Cheyenne and I-15 but police as discovered, it may not have been the man's first time robbing businesses in the area.

Intruder shot and killed in Muncie apartment robbery.  The woman tenant of the apartment told police that two people broke into her apartment in an attempt to rob her.  The woman fired shots at the intruders fatally wounding one of them, Trayon Turner of Indianapolis.  The other intruder ran from the scene.

Alleged burglar shot and killed by Uniontown homeowner.  An alleged burglar was shot and killed after breaking into an 81-year-old man's home early Friday morning [11/4/2016].  [Video clip]

Man shoots at burglar climbing through window.  Yuma Police Department (YPD) officials say the man claims he woke up to what sounded like someone trying to kick down the door to his house.  The man then heard a noise coming from his bathroom, grabbed a gun and fired two shots when he saw the burglar climbing through the window.  [11/9/2016]

Bellaire Homeowner Shoots at Intruders.  Kenneth Hall is on the run from the Belmont County Sheriff's Office, and is likely suffering from two gunshot wounds that he sustained after he allegedly invaded a home in Bellaire.  Sheriff's Deputy Chief James Zuzack today [11/10/2016] said Hall and an accomplice, whose name is unavailable, came to a home Tuesday night on Pipe Creek Road.  Hall was allegedly armed with a gun, and his accomplice may have been, too, he said.

Elderly Hamilton man shoots robbery suspect.  An 88-year-old man had just finished washing his car in the front yard of his Lindenwald residence Tuesday night when a man and a woman cornered him, demanded money and forced him into the house.  But the senior citizen was able to get his hands on a gun in the drawer of a coffee table and shoot the male robber in the leg.  "They hit me on the face and in the chest.  I thought they were going to beat my brains out," the man said.

Homeowner shoots and injures alleged burglar.  Brownsville police continue to investigate a shooting in which a homeowner allegedly shot a man trying to break into his home.  The incident happened at around 3:30 a.m.  Tuesday [11/8/2016] on Linda Lane in the Southmost area of town.  "He was trying to break in or broke into the house and the owner ended up shooting him,"police spokesman J.J. Trevino said.  The suspect took off and ended up at a local hospital where he remains.

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2 shot, including suspect, during Shippensburg robbery.  One of two men shot during a home invasion near Shippensburg University late Monday [11/7/2016] is a suspect in the burglary case.  Kevin Malik Kenney, 20, of Philadelphia, was shot after he and Harrisburg resident Sherrod E. Baltimore, 21, forced their way into an apartment in the 1200 block of Bard Drive, Shippensburg Township, at about 10:30 p.m., police said.

Pinch man fires at burglars at neighbor's home, police say.  A Pinch man shot at people who broke into his neighbor's house on Sunday [11/6/2016], according to police.  On Sunday at about 4:40 p.m., the man called 911 reporting he interrupted a burglary at his neighbor's home, according to Sgt. Brian Humphreys, spokesman for the Kanawha sheriff's office.  He said he saw the people at his neighbor's house and confronted them.  He also shot their vehicle, striking the rear glass and a tire before they fled, according to Humphreys.

Police:  Homeowner shoots attempted home intruder.  Salem Police say it appears as though a homeowner shot an attempted home intruder Friday afternoon [11/4/2016].  The shooting was reported around 5:30 p.m. at an apartment complex off Kacey Circle Drive.  Initial reports say the homeowner shot the intruder, then called police.

Man shot by victim in home invasion released from hospital, faces several charges.  An 18-year-old man faces multiple charges after he was shot [10/26/2016] by a man he attacked during a home invasion robbery, police said. [...] [Diego] Vallejo had a hatchet while another person was carrying a bayonet-style knife, police said.

Man, 82, shoots and kills home intruder.  An 82-year old man used a gun that's been on his nightstand for 30 years to shoot a burglar in Uniontown early Friday morning [11/4/2016].  Uniontown police say the home invasion happened at 1:30 a.m., in the 100 block of Lenox Street.  Police will not disclose the name of the homeowner, but they say he was awakened by a burglar and the two engaged in a physical confrontation.

Thug Got Killed Robbing a Pizza Hut, Mom Wants Self-Defending Employee Charged With a Crime.  Last month, Michael Grace Jr. stormed a Pizza Hut restaurant in October and demanded money with a handgun pointed.  Things didn't quite work out for him as one of the employees had his own handgun and shot the would-be robber in the head killing him.  Police recovered a gun and pronounced Grace dead at the scene.  It's as clear-cut a case of self-defense as you will ever hear about.  The super liberal Washington Post feels like this extremely justified shooting is really more proof that America is racist against black people and highlighted Grace's mother who wants this employee charged with a crime for killing her thug son.

Man killed in Turlock was an alleged intruder shot by homeowner, police say.  A suspected intruder was shot dead Monday afternoon by a homeowner at a house near downtown Turlock, authorities said.  Turlock police Sgt. Stephen Webb said his agency received a call just after 1 p.m. that a man had been shot at a house in the 300 block of North Thor Street.  When officers arrived, they found the man with life-threatening injuries.  Officers performed CPR on the man before paramedics arrived and took him to a nearby hospital, where he later was pronounced dead.

Pizza Hut employee shoots, kills man attempting to rob store in west Charlotte.  A Pizza Hut employee shot and killed a man during an attempted armed robbery after hours at the store early Sunday morning in west Charlotte, according to Charlotte Mecklenburg Police.

Intruder shot, killed by homeowner in Person County home invasion.  A homeowner shot and killed a masked man early Sunday [9/7/2014] who had broken into the Timberlake home, aimed a shotgun and demanded money, authorities said.  Person County Sheriff Dewey Jones said the homeowner, whom he did not name, discovered Jonathan Ellias Ziminack, 25, in the bedroom at about 5 a.m. wearing a mask "like a hoodie (but) only his eyes were showing."

Home Intruder Shot After Firing Multiple Rounds at Rigby Homeowner.  [Scroll down]  Further investigation revealed that the home owner discovered a suspect inside his residence.  The suspect allegedly fired multiple rounds from a handgun at the homeowner.  At that time the homeowner's son retrieved a shotgun and shot the intruder in the lower abdomen.  The suspect was located in the front yard of the residence on the deputies arrival.

Long Grove homeowner shoots at would-be intruder.  A would-be burglar who narrowly missed being shot by a Long Grove homeowner remained in the Lake County jail Friday [10/21/2016].

Intruder killed in Wyoming home invasion.  An alleged home intruder was killed [10/16/2016] after he failed to obey the orders of a Wyoming homeowner who gave him the opportunity to leave.

Wayne County Homeowner Fatally Shoots Intruder.  Authorities say a homeowner fatally shot a 32-year-old man who broke into his Wayne County home as his family slept. [...] According to the Wayne County Sheriff's Office, the first time the alarm went off, the homeowner got up but went back to bed after finding nothing wrong.  But when the alarm sounded again, the homeowner was surprised by a masked intruder wearing all black and holding a gun.  [10/22/2016]

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Home Intruder Shot And Killed by 69 Year Old.  The man killed was identified by authorities as a local 40 year old.  The 69 year old resident told sheriff's investigators that the individual attempted to kick open the front door of the home.  The resident called 911 when the kicking began.

This Woman is a Nightmare for Gun Haters.  Ashley Mundy is the gun haters worse nightmare.  She is a woman whose father encouraged her to obtain a concealed carry license.  She used her personal defensive handgun to defend herself and her child.  She shot a neighbor high on meth who had broken into her house and was disabling her security system.  He had a machete.  Any woman who sees this news interview is likely to identify with this single mother who felt compelled to defend her child.

Attempted armed robbery in Plantation turns deadly for suspect.  An attempted armed robbery in Plantation ended with one suspect fatally shot and another fleeing the scene, Tuesday night [10/18/2016].  Three people who were sitting at the park were approached by two male subjects, at approximately 9:29 p.m., at the Plantation Multi-Cultural Park, located at 460 N.W. 43rd Ave.  Police said that was when the subjects tried to have a conversation with them before attempting to rob the three victims at gunpoint.  Police said that if one of the victims didn't have a license to carry a weapon, the outcome would have been a very different one.

Man is shot dead by security guard after trying to stab customers in store, LAPD says.  A security guard at a Sylmar store shot and killed a man who police say threatened customers with a shard of glass.  The shooting was reported about 3:40 p.m. in the 13700 block of Foothill Boulevard, according to Officer Tony Im of the Los Angeles Police Department.  The man, 45, came into a store in the San Fernando Valley neighborhood and attempted to stab customers, Im said.  The security guard opened fire and shot the man, Im said.  The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Man selling Xbox in Cleveland shoots teen who tried to rob him at gunpoint, police say.  Two 17-year-old boys are facing felony charges related to an armed robbery that ended in one of the teens being shot Sunday in the city's Collinwood neighborhood.  The teens arranged to buy a man's Xbox but instead forced him to hand over the video game system and his car keys.  The teens fired several shots at the man, who returned fire and shot one teen in the shoulder, police said.

Man shot in the leg after home invasion in Newport News.  Around 2:27 a.m. [10/21/2016], a 54-year-old resident woke up to the sound of someone inside his home on Moyer Road.  Police say the homeowner went to investigate the noise and was confronted by what he believed was one intruder.  However, the homeowner was then confronted by a second intruder and a struggle ensued.  The homeowner and a suspect fired shots at each other before both suspects fled the scene.  The homeowner was shot in the left leg.

Bargersville Woman Shoots At Intruder Who Attacked Her Inside Her Home.  It happened around 12:30 a.m.  Friday [10/21/2016] in the Harvest Grove neighborhood near State Road 135 and Whiteland Road.  Police say a woman was letting her dog outside when a man wearing a ski mask and grey jacket ran inside her home and attacked her.  The woman, who was home by herself, told police the man assaulted her in her living room.  She said she was able to get away and run upstairs, but was followed by the attacker.  That's when she said she went to her bedroom, grabbed her husband's gun and shot at the man twice before he ran away.

Police: Father shoots home intruder who tried to start fire.  Police say a father shot a home intruder in the stomach after the intruder broke into his family's home and attempted to start a fire early Sunday in Central Lubbock.  Police responded to a burglary call about 2:15 a.m.  Sunday [10/23/2016] in the 3700 block of 28th Street, according to a statement from Lubbock police spokeswoman Tiffany Pelt.

Pastor Gets Beaten As His Wife Shoots Armed Robber.  A Philadelphia pastor was being beaten by an armed robber when his wife pulled out a gun and shot the armed man who was attempting to rob her and her family.

Car owner fatally shoots 15-year-old he says tried to steal vehicle from driveway, sheriff says.  A car owner shot at two teenagers, killing one, after they tried to steal his vehicle Tuesday night [10/11/2016], Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright said. [...] The sheriff said one suspect was hit and killed, and deputies searched into early Wednesday morning for the other young man who ran from the scene.

Robbery suspect shot multiple times by intended victim.  A robbery suspect was shot several times by a Beaumont man who was walking to his car Tuesday night [10/11/2016] at a Beaumont apartment complex.  Police received a call at about 9:42 p.m. from a man who told dispatchers that an armed man had attempted to rob him according to a release from the Beaumont Police Department.

Worker fatally shoots would-be robber at 'Hip Hop Shop' in Detroit.  A worker shot and killed an alleged would-be robber Monday [10/10/2016] at the "Hip Hop Shop" on Detroit's west side, police said.  The Hip Hop Shop is a place made famous by Detroit rapper Eminem.  Police said the shooting appeared to be a case of a worker fighting back against a robber.

Fort Lauderdale store clerk and suspect shot during attempted armed robbery.  A Fort Lauderdale convenience store clerk was shot [10/11/2016] by a suspected armed robber, police said, but not before firing back multiple times.  According to Fort Lauderdale Police, a store clerk working at Comet Food Market located at 2696 SW 8th St., near Saint Thomas High School, was confronted by an armed man wearing a mask who entered his family's convenience store.  "There was a robbery where the suspect, an adult black male, entered the store — masked — attempted to rob the store and the clerk," said Tracy Figone of Fort Lauderdale Police.

Army veteran shoots neighbor who broke into Akron home.  A senior citizen, who is also an Army veteran, took matters into his own hands [10/9/2016] after a burglar charged into his Akron home.  The homeowner wrestled with the intruder and then shot him in the leg.  Craig Noggle, 66, is sore from bruises on his lower back and arm after fighting for his life inside his home on Sullivan Avenue.

Houston Smoke Shop Robbery Fail.  A Houston smoke shop robbery didn't go well for this wannabe thug, as he learned why robbing stores in Texas is a bad idea.  [8/25/2016]

Off-Duty Hero Saves Citizens From Deranged Man in Texas.  During the pre-dawn hours Friday morning [10/14/2016], an off-duty Beaumont Texas police officer was compelled to defend multiple people from a vicious assault.  Chaz Logan York, 23, of Vidor was armed with a baseball bat and had assaulted several people before the officer intervened and ultimately, shot and killed the assailant.

Woman Kills Home Intruder, Now Media Outraged at Her!  54-year-old Gwendolyn Jenrette shot and killed a 17-year-old teen that broke into her Liberty City home on Thursday [10/6/2016] and now the teen's family members are calling for the state's attorney to file charges against the woman. [...] Jenrette raced home last Thursday after she received an alert from a security system company that there was a possible break-in at her home.  Police were also alerted and dispatched to the home, however, Janrette arrived and found 17-year-old Trevon Johnson climbing out of a window.  According to investigators, there was then a confrontation between Johnson and Jenrette and police officers responding to the scene heard at least one gunshot.  They immediately entered the backyard and found Johnson on the ground bleeding from an apparent gunshot wound.

Texas Gun Owner Prevents Armed Store Robbery.  While parking his car in front of the store [9/30/2016], the good Samaritan saw AutoZone employees being held at gunpoint.  The customer pulled out his gun and entered the store, demanding the three criminals drop their weapons and get on the ground.  He kept the suspects in place until the police arrived.  No shots were fired, and there were no reported injuries.

Attempted robbers held at gunpoint by good Samaritan.  A customer pulled up outside the store and saw what was happening, according to authorities.  The customer had a concealed handgun permit, so he took matter into his own hands, deputies said.  The customer went inside the store and told all three men to get on the ground and to release their weapons while they waited for deputies to arrive, according to authorities.

Swatara police:  Woman carjacked at Walmart pulled gun on robber.  Authorities said [Michael] Ortiz fled the Walmart after his theft attempt just before noon [9/30/2016].  As security officers chased him, he entered a woman's car in the parking lot and demanded she drive him away from the store.  As they drove on Grayson Road, police said Ortiz threatened the woman and her passenger by claiming he had something that would give them HIV if they didn't do as he said.  The tables turned, however, when the car reached a red light at the intersection of Grayson and Mushroom Hill Road.  The female passenger exited the car, pulled her handgun, and demanded that Ortiz get out, police said.

No charges expected after would-be robber killed, 2nd suspect sought:  Cops.  A man who shot a would-be robber to death in the Grand Boulevard area this week is not expected to face charges, as investigators seek a second attacker who escaped the attempted robbery, police said Friday [9/30/2016].  Killed was Treamel Gray, 23, of the 18900 block of South Avers Avenue in Flossmoor, who was pronounced dead at 8:35 p.m. at the scene of the attack, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

Man Shot Dead After Trying To Rob Gun Owner.  A man with a concealed-carry license shot and killed an armed robber Wednesday night in Grand Boulevard, police said.  At 8:20 p.m., the man was sitting in a car with another man in the 4300 block of South State Street when two men with guns walked up and tried to rob them, said Officer Ana Pacheco, a Chicago Police spokeswoman.

Attempted Home Invasion Goes Badly For Suspect.  Authorities say one man was shot and two are on the run after they tried to break into a Lee County home Wednesday evening [9/28/2016].  Sheriff Jim Johnson says it was around 5:15 p.m. when two to three Black males went to a house on County Road 1534.  One of the suspects kicked in a door.  The tenant fired one round, hitting the suspect in the chest.

Muncie police:  Would-be intruder shot dead.  City police say a Muncie man was fatally shot early Wednesday [9/21/2016] while he was trying to stage an armed invasion of an eastside apartment.  Scott Allen Gilliam, 26, was pronounced dead at the scene of the shooting, in the 1500 block of East Washington Street, Delaware County Coroner Scott Hahn said.

Lubbock couple with gun in car shoots armed robber, couple escapes unharmed.  According to the Lubbock Police Department, Kedrick Trotty and Christy Trotty pulled into their driveway and were approached by a robber wearing a black ski mask and wielding a handgun.  The robber, identified by police as Jamarcus Johnson, threatened Kedrick, the driver, demanded money, and demanded that Kendrick get out of the vehicle.  While Johnson was focused on the driver, the female passenger, Kendrick's wife, got a handgun from their car and was able to hand it to her husband.  The driver fired several rounds at the armed suspect, hitting him once in the leg.

One dead in Frayser after resident shoots armed acquaintance.  A man shot and killed an armed acquaintance who entered his home Sunday morning, and Memphis police said he will not be charged in the homicide.  According to police, officers responded to a shooting call at 5:50 a.m. in the 2900 block of Letrec Cove in Frayser.  Officers found a man unresponsive with a gunshot wound.  He was pronounced dead on the scene.  Police determined the victim entered the shooter's home and was armed, police said, and the resident shot the victim.

Police:  Homeowner shoots man breaking into his home.  Columbus police said a man who broke into a Franklinton home early Friday morning was stopped when he was shot by the homeowner.  Police were dispatched to Dana Avenue in Franklinton just after 4:30 a.m. on a report of a shooting.  When they arrived, they found Fredrick Eisnaugle, 27, suffering from a gunshot wound.  Officers learned that Eisnaugle had kicked in the back door of a home two streets away on S. Princeton Avenue.

Woman opens fire on three armed burglars who broke into her home.  Incredible footage has been released showing the moment a Georgia woman rushed out of her bed in the middle of the night and opened fire at three armed men who broke into her house, killing one.  The surveillance footage, released by the Gwinnett County Police Department, shows the intruders — all of whom are carrying guns — bursting through the front door and rummaging through the house in the September 16 incident in Gwinnett.  Seconds after entering the home, the woman is seen coming out of her bedroom in pajamas with a handgun, and fires several shots at the armed suspects, according to WSB TV 2.  [Video clip]

Pastor's wife shoots armed man who tried to rob her family.  Pastor Robert Cook, his wife and 12-year-old son were returning home when they were approached by a man armed with a rifle Thursday night [9/15/2016].

Security guard shoots, kills man attempting to ram vehicle into crowd in Ensley.  Early Saturday morning [9/17/2016], a security guard shot and killed a male driver who tried to ram into a crowd of people gathered near a nightclub.  Police say this happened in the 500 block of 19th Street in Ensley around 2:30 a.m.  Preliminary investigation revealed the victim collided with a parked vehicle.  He subsequently pinned a man between two vehicles with his foot still on the accelerator.  The victim then disengaged from that vehicle and attempted to collide with other parked vehicles and potential victims.  To try and keep others from getting hurt, police say the security guard opened fire on the driver, killing him.

Woman Shoots Man Trying to Break Into Warner Robins Home.  A woman shot a man trying to break into her home in Warner Robins early Friday morning [9/16/2016]. [...] 27-year-old Martiez Holmes is charged with criminal attempt to commit burglary and giving a false name.  He was released from the hospital Friday.

Woman shoots, kills home invasion suspect.  A suspect in an alleged home invasion is dead after being shot by the owner of the home early Friday morning [9/16/2016]. [...] Gwinnett County Police Corporal Deon Washington tells CBS46 News that the suspect, identified as 28 year-old Antonio Leeks, kicked in the door of the home and awoke the homeowner.  After grabbing her handgun, the homeowner went to investigate and saw three males coming through the door.

Hero who Stopped Mass Stabbing in St.  Cloud, MN, is Firearms Instructor, Concealed Carry Advocate.  Jason Falconer is the armed citizen who stopped the mass stabbing in the Crossroads Center Mall in St. Cloud, Minnesota, on Saturday evening, September 18th, 2016.  Falconer is competitive shooter, firearms instructor and CEO of Tactical Advantage.

Hero cop saved mall patrons during stabbing rampage.  A hero cop saved bystanders at a Minnesota mall when a knife-wielding terrorist descended on the shoppers Saturday evening, slashing eight of them before he was killed by the off-duty officer.  St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis described surveillance footage of the attack, which has not yet been released, lauding the officer's response and calling the video akin to a "training video for law enforcement."

Lafayette homeowner shoots, kills naked man in his back yard.  A Lafayette homeowner Friday morning [9/16/2016] shot and killed an armed and naked man he found trespassing in his back yard, according to the Lafayette Police Department.  The homeowner reported the trespassing call shortly after 8 a.m. in the 100 block of Fanny Street, police said.  During the encounter, police said the homeowner shot and killed the man, who died on the scene.

Homeowner shoots, kills would-be burglar.  Investigators said the homeowner didn't know the man who broke into his home [9/16/2016].  Police said three people, including an older child were at the home.  Neighbors said they're worried about the safety of their families.

Burglary suspect shot by Pleasant Grove resident during break-in.  A man who was trying to break into a home in Pleasant Grove was shot by the resident Saturday [9/17/2016], police said.  James Nero, 30, broke into a house in the 1000 block of Burlywood Drive around 11:20 a.m., police said.  After hearing glass break, the resident found Nero standing inside, according to police.  The man, whom police did not name, then shot at Nero.

Home intruder shot and killed.  An Augusta man was fatally shot early Monday [9/12/2016] by the resident of an Wrightsboro Road home while attempting to break into the residence, according to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.

No charges to be filed in shooting of Wrightsboro Rd home invasion suspect.  An Augusta homeowner will not be facing charges for shooting and killing a man who broke into his home.  At around 2:54 a.m Monday, September 12, the Richmond County Sheriff's Office was called out to 2439½ Wrightsboro Road for a reported home invasion.  When they arrived at the scene, deputies found forty-year-old Anthony James Lawson dead with at least one gunshot wound.  He was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:38 a.m.

Pastor's wife shoots would-be robber in Northeast Philly.  [Scroll down]  "Yo, yo, yo," the man said progressively louder to Cook.  "I turned around and there was a shotgun in my face," Robert Cook said.  His son was in shock, standing side-by-side to the robber.  The boy was afraid that if he moved, the man would shoot his father, he later told his parents.  Cook, who had been held up at gunpoint once before, realized the assailant was not wearing a mask and thought they might be killed because they would be able to identify him.

Homeowner shoots intruder armed with crochet hook in Mountlake Terrace.  The resident of the home called 911 to say he had shot the man, who was dressed in black.  The man who was shot is apparently in his mid-20s.  He carried no identification.  A female companion of the intruder left before police arrived.

Intruder shot after Tampa resident spies him on home surveillance phone app.  A burglar was shot and seriously wounded Tuesday [8/30/2016] after the occupant of a home spotted him remotely on her mobile surveillance app and called her father to investigate, police said.

Off-duty officer halts robbery at SW Houston mall.  Houston Police said one of their own, an off-duty officer named I. Almasri, was working security [8/27/2016].  As he did his rounds near the Jewelry Dog store, he heard commotion and saw two men with bandanas over their faces walking toward the business.  As one robber smashed glass displays with a hammer, the officer pulled his gun and ran toward the robbers.  Before he got there, the second masked man pulled a pistol and shot first.

Man shoots a BB gun, second person returns fire with real gun.  Tulsa police say a road rage incident happened around 1:43 a.m. [8/28/2016]  During this time, an unidentified man fired a BB gun at a second vehicle.  It turned out to be a big mistake.  "One of the passengers in that vehicle has a license to carry conceal and pulls out his gun and returns fire at the vehicle who was shooting at them with a BB gun," police said.

Men fall from ceiling in robbery attempt at check cashing store.  The manager of Discount Check Cashing, 1411 Rocky Creek Road, and an employee reportedly heard noises in the ceiling sometime before 9:15 a.m. [8/27/2016], and as the manager investigated, two men fell from the ceiling, according to a sheriff's office news release.  While one of the men tried to rob the business, a man in the store exchanged gunfire with one of the suspects, according to the release.  One of the suspects, 22-year-old Rarrekcus Delbridge, of Lawrenceville, was shot in the leg.  He was taken to The Medical Center, Navicent Health, where he was later charged with aggravated assault and criminal attempt to commit armed robbery.

Victim injured in gunfire exchange during home invasion.  The victim of a home invasion in West Palm Beach was injured after exchanging gunfire with the intruders, deputies said Friday night [8/27/2016].

Store manager describes shootout with robber.  Sajjad Chaudry had never fired a gun before.  The manager at Ray's Supermarket on Franklin Street said a police officer had once showed him how operate the .380-caliber semi-automatic pistol that was kept at the store.  That quick lesson came into play on the night of Nov. 18, 2015, when he found himself in a shootout with an armed robber.

No charges filed against elderly CPL holder in Eastpointe shooting.  No criminal charges will be filed against a 91-year-old concealed pistol license holder who shot a suspected robber [8/22/2016] outside of a pharmacy in Eastpointe, according to police and prosecutors.  Instead, the Macomb County Prosecutor's Office authorized an arrest warrant charging the man who was shot, Richard Ashford, with assault with a dangerous weapon, Prosecutor Eric Smith said in a news release.  "This is a textbook case for why concealed pistol licenses are issued in the first place," Smith said in the release.  "American citizens have the right to protect themselves in the face of clear assault."

91-year-old CPL holder shoots attempted robbery suspect at pharmacy.  Police said a 91-year-old man shot a man they say was going to try and rob him in the parking lot of an Eastpointe pharmacy.  The 91-year-old man pulled into the Rite Aid parking lot around 10:15 am Monday [8/22/2016] and got out of his vehicle.  That's when he said the suspect made him feel uneasy.  He said the suspect approached him and was acting erattically, even as the victim walked away.

Florida Man Arrested for Shooting Alligator That Threatened His Horses, Attacked His Stepson.  A Florida man was arrested on Tuesday for shooting an alligator that was threatening his horses and attacked his stepson.  Reginald Blanton of Bushnell, Florida noticed his horses were startled by something in one of his fields.  He grabbed his gun and went to investigate.  What he found was a nearly ten-foot-long alligator.  Since the gator was mere feet from his horses, Blanton said he feared they might be attacked.  That's why he pulled out his 9mm pistol and shot at the gator.

Brave KY Homeowner Takes on Four Armed Robbers to Protect Family.  Did he do it with hugs?  Love?  Empathy?  Nope — he protected himself and his family with a gun.  According to Kentucky State Police, Kevin J. Helton, 48, Cindy Puckett, 41, Jonathan Goodan, 45, and Brittany Crouch, 28, broke into a Carter County residence at 123 Clark Hollow shortly after 8:15 a.m.  Saturday.  After forcing their way inside, state police said the suspects proceeded to rob the home of an undisclosed amount of cash.  But during the armed robbery, an altercation broke out between the homeowner and one of the suspects.  According to police, the homeowner was able to secure a weapon and took aim, killing Helton.

Baptist Minister Holds Kidnapper at Gunpoint, Frees 9-Year-Old Girl.  Why don't we see these stories in the headlines of newspapers and topping lead stories on news programs across the country?  Authorities confirmed 9-year-old Carlie Trent was found yesterday afternoon more than a week after she was kidnapped by her uncle in Tennessee.  And wouldn't you know it?  A good guy with a gun held her kidnapper at gunpoint, freeing the little girl and alerting authorities to their whereabouts.

Bad Guy With Machete Vs.  Armed Citizen:  Who Wins?  Everyone.  A couple went to go pick up their belongings when Concepcion Vega, 33, began yelling at the man.  When yelling didn't get the point across, Vega went inside and got a machete.  He came out and began swinging it around violently.  Well, that's about enough of that.  Fearing for his life, the man drew his handgun and shot twice.  Neither shot landed but it was enough for Vega to retreat.

Four People, Dog Stabbed During Buffalo Grove Home Invasion.  Four people and their family dog were stabbed early Wednesday [8/10/2016], when two masked men broke into their home in north suburban Buffalo Grove.  Police said the homeowner grabbed a handgun during the home invasion, and opened fire, chasing off the suspects.

Armed homeowner scares off would-be burglars in Pittsburgh neighborhood.  A homeowner armed with a gun scared off two would-be burglars who broke into his home early Tuesday morning [8/9/2016], Pittsburgh police said.  Authorities said the men smashed a kitchen window to enter the home on Adelaide Street around 2:30 a.m.  The sound of the breaking glass woke up the homeowner.  Police said he grabbed his gun and confronted the men in his kitchen.

Would-be robber shot in northwest Charlotte.  Early Tuesday morning three people attempted to rob a person on Mellwood Drive, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police.  Police said during the attempted robbery the group shot at the victim.  The victim had a gun and returned fire and hitting one of the would-be robbers.  The injured would-be robber then drove away and told police he was shot during an attempted robbery.

Teen shoots alleged trespasser while family is at funeral.  A teen shot an alleged trespasser while house sitting for a family that was out of town for a funeral, Abbeville County Sheriff Ray Watson said.  The teen told deputies he confronted the suspect who was going toward a shed full of equipment and property around 3:40 p.m.  Friday [8/5/2016].  The teen says the suspect reached behind his back and the teen fired because he was afraid the suspect was armed.

Intruder Shot In Yulee Home Invasion.  According to Nassau County Sheriff Bill Leeper, Timothy William Rasbeary, 72, died from a pistol wound early Monday morning [7/4/2016] after Rasbeary allegedly "busted out" the front door of a Yulee house where the homeowner, Christopher E. Kuches, was sleeping on the couch.  Kuches pulled out a pistol and shot the intruder.

Police: Homeowner Shoots Would-Be Intruder.  An Owsley County homeowner tells LEX 18 that he was left with little choice but to shoot after a group of individuals attempted to break into his home this morning [7/26/2016].

Woman Kills Home Intruder, Now Media Outraged at Her!  54-year-old Gwendolyn Jenrette shot and killed a 17-year-old teen that broke into her Liberty City home on Thursday and now the teen's family members are calling for the state's attorney to file charges against the woman.  What's more, The Washington Post is using the incident to criticize Florida's homeowner protection laws.  Jenrette raced home last Thursday after she received an alert from a security system company that there was a possible break-in at her home.  Police were also alerted and dispatched to the home, however, Janrette arrived and found 17-year-old Trevon Johnson climbing out of a window.  According to investigators, there was then a confrontation between Johnson and Jenrette and police officers responding to the scene heard at least one gunshot.  They immediately entered the backyard and found Johnson on the ground bleeding from an apparent gunshot wound.  He was immediately transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead later that evening.

Frederick County, Va. homeowner shoots intruder.  A Middletown home owner shot an intruder on Thursday morning [7/21/2016] at the 700 block of Klines Mill Road. [...] The intruder was transported to Winchester Medical Center with gunshot wounds and is currently in critical condition.

SE Portland homeowner fatally shoots intruder.  Multiple people — one of whom was shot dead — are suspected in an apparent home invasion robbery early Thursday morning [7/14/2016] in Southeast Portland.  The homeowner who fatally shot one of the intruders was treated and released from a Portland hospital, police said.  No one has been arrested.

Police: 1 dead after Palos homeowner shoots intruders.  One man is dead and another injured after being shot by a Palos Township homeowner when they attempted to enter the home Tuesday night [7/5/2016], police said.  "The victim of an attempted home invasion, who had a valid conceal carry license, shot two male intruders fatally killing one and wounding the other," Janet De La Torre, a Cook County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman, said in a statement.

Homeowner shoots and kills intruder during attempted home invasion.  A south suburban homeowner shot and killed an intruder who had broken into his home [7/5/2016].  The incident happened in Palos Park — now, the Cook County Sheriff's Office is investigating.  The Cook County Sheriff's Department says the homeowner is a legal gun owner.  He killed one man, and shot and wounded another when they attempted to break into his house in a quiet upscale neighborhood.

Deputies: Homeowner shoots, kills intruder.  A would-be burglar was shot and killed early Monday morning by a homeowner in Yulee, the Nassau County Sheriff's Office said.  Deputies said the suspect, later identified as 72-year-old Timothy Rasbeary, kicked in the front door of a home around sunrise on Miner Road, near Buccaneer Trail, between Turk Lane and Shady Oak Drive.  The homeowner was asleep on the couch and had a pistol with him, Sheriff Bill Leeper said.

Homeowner Shoots, Kills Armed Intruder.  A homeowner confronted, then shot and killed one of two armed men who had "unlawfully" entered his home.  The incident occurred in Flagler County, Florida, around 2 a.m. on Wednesday [7/13/2016].

Elderly man shoots, kills would-be intruder.  A robbery suspect is dead Thursday after an elderly homeowner shot him while he was attempting to break down the man's front door.  The shooting was reported just before 10 a.m. in the 9700 block of Autumn Dew, near Braun Road and Loop 1604.  According to San Antonio Police, an elderly couple was inside of their home when the suspect broke the door handle off the front door.

Phoenix homeowner shoots home intrusion suspect overnight.  According to police on scene near 83rd Avenue and Osborn Road, a man arrived home [7/14/2016] to find that his arcadia door had been broken, but did not find anything inside his home.  Later, he awoke to find a man inside his house with a crowbar.  The homeowner chased the suspect outside the home, shot the suspect and held him at gunpoint until police arrived.

Homeowner shoots intruder, second suspect arrested.  Deputies say they are is currently investigating an incident where two men armed with handguns entered the home around 2 a.m. on Wednesday morning [7/13/2016].  Once inside, they say the homeowner confronted the intruders, shooting one of them.  That suspect died at the scene.

Police: Hoosick homeowner shoots alleged intruder.  A North Hoosick homeowner shot and wounded a man who threatened him and tried to enter his home, police said Saturday [6/25/2016].

Police: Homeowner shoots bedroom intruder in western Las Vegas Valley.  The homeowner said he woke up to find the male suspect inside his bedroom [7/5/2016].  The suspect was shot in the right thigh and attempted to escape.  He was detained in the backyard and arrested.

Intruder was lucky 82-year-old homeowner didn't shoot to kill.  An 82-year-old Korean War vet says he didn't shoot to kill the man trying to kick in his front door at 3:30 Sunday morning [6/26/2016].  Erwin D. Cardenas, 32, of Miamisburg, Ohio, should be grateful for that.  The Compton Road homeowner told WCPO Monday that the man banging on his door woke him from his sleep.  He said he grabbed his .38 Smith & Wesson and gave several warnings before taking aim at the man's left shoulder.

Police:  South Elgin resident shot intruder.  A late-night home invasion Saturday [7/9/2016] in South Elgin left one intruder hospitalized with a bullet wound suffered when the homeowner wrested a gun away from an accomplice and fired on them, police said.  South Elgin police said both men were later captured and now face home invasion and aggravated battery charges in the confrontation that left the homeowner with a fractured eye socket.

Castle Doctrine:  Homeowner 'Justified' in Shooting Intruder.  The shooting of an intruder who "pushed through the door" of a home on July 2 has been ruled "justified" by the District Attorney in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania.  According to 11 News, 21-year-old Brandan Vallies was trying to enter the home in "the early hours," and the homeowner warned him to leave.  Vallies did not comply, "pushed through the door," and the homeowner shot him in the stomach.

Portland police identify man shot dead during suspected home invasion.  A man who was shot dead after allegedly breaking into a Southeast Portland home early Thursday [7/14/2016] has been identified as 30-year-old Anthony James Lazarides, police announced Friday.  The medical examiner found that Lazarides died of gunshot wounds, Sgt. Pete Simpson, a Portland police spokesman, said in a news release.  Investigators say the 45-year-old homeowner, who has not been identified, shot and killed Lazarides during a home invasion that included at least one other assailant.

Homeowner shoots man after apparent home invasion.  According to investigators, 21-year-old Brandan Vallies was trying to break into a house through a side door during the early hours on Saturday [7/2/2016].  Pennsylvania State Police told Channel 11 that the homeowner told the 21-year-old to leave as he pushed through the door.  The homeowner pulled out a gun and shot Vallies in the stomach.

Homeowner shoots, injures man who broke into house, police say.  A homeowner shot and injured an intruder early Sunday [7/17/2016] on N. Waterloo Street, Jackson police reported.  The man allegedly broke into the house in the 500 block, near E. Ganson Street, Jackson police Sgt. Tom Tinklepaugh said.  He was hospitalized, undergoing surgery and expected to survive.

Armed customer stops robbery at Circle K in Dayton.  Police said a masked man walked into the store [9/27/2014] and pointed a crhome [sic] handgun at the clerk, demanding money.  One of the store's six customers saw what was happening and drew a .45-caliber handgun from his side.  He pointed it at the robber and told him to leave, according to the report.

Customer with gun stops armed robbery.  Two people with handguns entered the store about 10:40 p.m. [9/21/2015] and demanded money.  One of the intruders pointed a gun at a customer, Officer Katie Flood said.  The security guard went inside to pay, saw the robbery happening and drew his own gun, Flood said.  The robbers ran from the store with an undisclosed amount of money.

Armed Samaritan Stops Suspected Robber At Gunpoint.  [Scroll down]  That resident grabbed his Smith & Wesson handgun from his car's trunk and took off after the robber.  At some point, the suspected robber ditched his gun but found himself facing the resident holding him at gunpoint.  "I told him to freeze.  I pointed my firearm at him.  I told him to drop the wallet and wait for the police," the resident said.  The suspect dropped the wallet, but tried to run.  The resident put his gun away, tackled the robber and kept him there until police arrived.  His robbery weapon, recovered by police turned out to be a replica firearm.  The would-be robber had only been out of jail for a week.

Officials: Jewelry store employee fatally shoots robber.  Authorities say an employee of a jewelry store in Atlanta shot and killed an armed robber [7/6/2016].

Good Guy with Gun Stops Armed Robber in Texas.  The suspect, 25-year-old Matthey Wayne Richardson entered a Metro PCS store on Martin Luther King Blvd. in South Dallas around 6:45 p.m. on Thursday night [4/28/2016] and ordered everyone in the store to get down on the floor, the Dallas Morning News' Matt Peterson reported.

Clerk, customers stop would-be robber.  Customers and employees at a local supermarket are being credited for stopping a man who allegedly grabbed fistfuls of money during a robbery and tried to flee.  [7/22/2016]

Lumberton store employee thwarts robbery by shooting suspect.  An employee at a Lumberton convenience store shot a would-be robber Friday [7/15/2016] as he held a weapon to a second employee's head.

At Aspen Mountain, gondola, restaurant close after employee shoots bear.  A young bear's visit to the Sundeck atop Aspen Mountain early Saturday morning [7/16/2016] prompted Aspen Skiing Co. to temporarily shut down the gondola and restaurant after an employee shot the bruin.  Authorities with Colorado Parks and Wildlife later that morning found the yearling under the deck of the restaurant, where it was reeling from two gunshot wounds.  Parks and Wildlife officials subsequently killed it, authorities said.

Police: Leitchfield man shot and killed after forcing entry into ex-girlfriend's home.  Police say one man is dead after forcing his way into the home of his ex-girlfriend on Saturday night [7/16/2016].  According to the Grayson County Sheriff's Department, dispatchers received a call on Saturday around 9:22 p.m. from a woman advising that her ex-boyfriend, 43-year-old Patrick Dewayne Decker of Leitchfield, "had busted in her front door and caused her to fire several shots at him when he entered her home." [...] The sheriff's department said it appeared that Decker was shot in the chest at least one time.  Authorities say Decker was pronounced dead at the scene by the Grayson County Deputy Coroner.

Man reports shooting burglar in Great Bend home.  According to the chief, officers learned that a 65-year-old male was staying at the residence with an elderly man who lives there.  The 65-year-old man claimed that he heard noise outside and walked around the house to investigate.  When he came back inside, he allegedly saw the younger man (who was apparently burglarizing the house) wrestling with the elderly resident.  He then shot the alleged burglar.

Robber with AK-47 shot by Waffle House customer, DeSoto police say.  DeSoto police have identified the suspect in an aggravated robbery at a Waffle House last week.  About 2:30 a.m.  Thursday [7/14/2016], police were called to the Waffle House in the 1500 block of North Beckley Avenue, where they found a man shot in the parking lot.  Customers told police that the man had come into the restaurant, armed with an AK-47, and robbed numerous people as well as the business.

Man who tried to rob Waffle House with an AK-47 is shot by customer.  According to the DeSoto Police Department, Antione Cooper, 26, entered the restaurant in the 1500 block of North Beckley Avenue at 2:30 a.m.  Thursday [7/14/2016].  Patrons at the Waffle House told police Cooper robbed several customers before leaving the restaurant and entering the parking lot.  A handgun-licensed customer, whose wife was on her way to meet him at the restaurant, followed Cooper to the parking lot, fearing for his wife's safety, according to DeSoto police.  Police said the customer called to Cooper once they were outside.  Cooper pointed the AK-47 in the customer's direction, prompting the customer to shoot Cooper several times, according to police in the southern Dallas suburb.

Phoenix police:  Homeowner shoots crowbar-wielding intruder.  Phoenix police say a crowbar-wielding intruder shot by a homeowner [7/14/2016] is hospitalized with a non-life-threatening injury.

Homeowner shoots and kills armed intruder; second intruder escapes.  The Flagler County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating an incident where two men armed with handguns unlawfully entered a home located at 3 Frank Place, Apt. A, in Palm Coast at approximately 2 a.m. July 13.  Once inside, a resident of the home confronted the armed men and shot one of them.  That suspect died at the scene.  The second suspect fled the scene and was not located after deputies and a K-9 team searched the area.

SE Portland homeowner fatally shoots intruder.  Multiple people — one of whom was shot dead — are suspected in an apparent home invasion robbery early Thursday morning [7/14/2016] in Southeast Portland.  The homeowner who fatally shot one of the intruders was treated and released from a Portland hospital, police said.  No one has been arrested.

Home owner pulls gun on burglary suspect.  [Scroll down]  He [the resident] then saw a male subject standing near the property and immediately pointed a gun at the suspect and told him not to move.  The suspect said he was coming from a friend's house and began to move away from the house towards the street.  Court documents say the homeowner then exited house with his shotgun as the suspect ran to his vehicle.  The man hit the driver side window with the butt of the shotgun and the suspect fled the scene.  The couple then found the TV on the side of the house in the backyard, along with a knife that they claimed did not belong to them.

Intruder shot by off-duty St. Louis County officer after online argument about Black Lives Matter, family says.  A former Affton High School football standout forced his way into a South County home and was shot and killed by an off-duty officer inside after a Facebook dispute over Black Lives Matter apparently boiled over late Saturday afternoon [7/9/2016].  That's what can be pieced together from the accounts of police and an uncle of Tyler Gebhard, who said the young man had been struggling with mental health issues.

Off-duty cop shoots dead black football star, 20, who had bipolar disorder after he broke into the officer's home following an online argument about Black Lives Matter.  An off-duty police officer shot and killed a young black man after he broke into his St Louis home Saturday evening, following an argument over Black Lives Matter.  The family, who were in the house at the time, said the victim was known to them and had recently had an argument with the officer about the growing unrest over police violence, according to CBS.  Tyler Gebhard, 20, had rung the doorbell of the Lakeshire home around 5.30 pm Saturday, police say.  The officer's wife and infant answered the door and after seeing who it was, immediately ran upstairs to hide with her mother-in-law.

Police say alleged Marathon robber was armed with large bladed object before being shot, killed by customer.  East Ridge Police Department Capt. Tim Mullinax said the customer entered the Marathon station at 4011 Ringgold Road [6/30/2016] armed with a large bladed object.  He stole money from the register and "a large quantity of cigarettes," then grabbed the clerk and forced her to accompany him out of the store.  Outside, Mullinax said, the alleged robber and the clerk encountered a customer who noticed what was happening inside.  After grabbing a handgun from his vehicle, the customer fired several shots at the man, hitting him at least once in the torso, Mullinax said.

Home Invasion Suspect Shot in the Chest by Victim.  Harris County Sheriff's deputies say Michael Brown tried to rob man on Saturday morning [6/25/2016] at the Copper Ridge apartments on Cypress Station near Hollow Tree.  Hours after the fatal shooting and attempted robbery, Brown was found still in the apartment complex.  Deputies say they followed a blood trail and found Brown with a gunshot wound to the chest.  Detectives say he was wearing a ski mask when they located the suspect.

Roommate shoots, kills home-invasion suspect in Everett.  A home-invasion robbery in South Everett turned into a fatal shooting and a police manhunt Saturday morning [6/25/2016], authorities said. [...] The men demanded money from people in the living room, Beaton said.  A roommate heard the disturbance from another room, saw what he thought was an armed robbery and starting shooting, Beaton said.  One of the intruders was hit and died at the scene, and the other ran away, he said.

Case of mom fatally shooting intruder sparks debate.  A mother who returned to her Portland home with her two children early Sunday morning [6/26/2016] shot and killed an intruder who was inside.  Tara-Alexis Ford, 33, found a stranger in one of her children's bedrooms inside her home in the 4100 block of Southeast 118th Place at about 1:45 a.m.  Armed with a handgun, she shot and killed the man, who has been identified as David Daniel McCrary, 59, from Gresham.  The Oregon State Medical Examiner determined that McCrary died of a single gunshot wound.

Purse Snatcher Shoots Woman 4 Times, Witness Shoots Robber.  A woman was shot four times by a man who demanded her purse while she was leaving work.  It happened Wednesday night [6/29/2016] at 10 p.m. in the 3600 block of Vaughn Blvd.  A witness shot the suspect as he was fleeing the scene. [...] Police described the suspect as a black male in his late teens to early 20s, 5'6" with a skinny build.  He was wearing jeans without a t-shirt and has braided hair.

Legally armed victim shoots his attackers, leaving one robber in serious condition.  A licensed gun carrier that was being robbed shot at his attackers Thursday morning [6/30/2016] on the city's west side, hitting at least one of them. [...] The other three suspects, all in their 20s, took off.

Grandmother with gun confronts intruders in her house.  [Scroll down]  About 12:45 Tuesday afternoon [6/28/2016] she went to the peephole and saw a man was at her front door, banging on the door, ringing the bell.  He left but came back a few minutes later, with a T-shirt over his head, and putting on gloves, so she ran to the bedroom to get a handgun from the dresser beside her bed.

Homeowners Hold Burglar At Gunpoint.  This morning [7/1/2016] at 7:45 am, Vigo County Sheriff's Deputies were called to a residence on East Moyer Drive when the homeowner found a man in her garage.  The homeowner and her husband, who were both armed, held the burglar at gun point until deputies arrived and took him into custody.

Deputies apprehend Clarkesville burglary suspect who fled homeowner's warning shot.  [Scroll down]  When deputies spoke with the homeowner, they learned that he saw a white male trying to make entry.  The suspect had apparently reached through a broken pane of glass in the kitchen and was attempting to unlock the door.  That's when the resident opened fire but did not strike the suspect.  He fled the area but was later found at Fay Street Apartments in Cornelia, Ga. and arrested without incident, officials said.

Madison police investigating shot fired at apartment intruder.  The 23-year-old resident told police he aimed at the intruder and hoped to wound, but not kill.  The bullet missed the intruder and hit drywall in the apartment.  The resident immediately called 911, police said.  He told the officers that he came out of the bathroom and found the intruder near his desk and laptop computer.  He said it looked like the man came in through a sliding door.

Police: Man Shoots Would-Be Robber in Portage Park.  A 19-year-old man is in the hospital after he was shot by the person he was allegedly trying to rob late Thursday [6/30/2016].

Spokane Valley bank robbery suspect shot by customer.  Detectives with the Spokane Valley Police Department are still searching for the man who robbed Spokane Teachers Credit Union Thursday afternoon [7/1/2016].  Detectives say an armed man walked into the bank, jumped the counter and demanded money.  During the robbery, an armed citizen drew a concealed gun he was legally carrying and fired at the robber.  The suspect fled the bank and was last seen running north.  A perimeter was quickly set up, but the suspect was not found.

Burglar Arrested After Being Held At Gunpoint By Homeowner.  The Taylor County [Kentucky] Sheriff's department said they responded to a home on Fairvew Road on reports of a home invasion just before 11 p.m.  Friday night.  Once they got there they found the suspect, 34-year-old Danny Berry, had been held at gunpoint by the home owner.  And off-duty Campbellsville police officer was detaining the subject when deputies got to the scene.

Greeley man stops suspected robber at gunpoint, then tackles and holds him until police arrive.  [Kaleb] Caddy said he can't stand it when people steal.  He said he didn't waste any time.  He grabbed his Smith & Wesson handgun from his car's trunk and took off after the robber.  At some point during the foot chase, and before Caddy caught him, Gonzales threw away his gun, which officers found later.  Eventually, the suspected robber jumped a fence and found himself at Caddy's gunpoint.

Deputies: CWP holder injures Spartanburg Co. nightclub shooting suspect.  Deputies with Spartanburg County said a man faces multiple attempted murder charges after opening fire outside a nightclub early Sunday morning [6/26/2016].  The shooting happened around 3:30 a.m. at Playoffz nightclub on Inman Road in Lyman.  Deputies said 32-year-old Jody Ray Thompson pulled out a gun 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 victims, and almost struck a fourth victim, who in self-defense, pulled his own weapon and fired, striking Thompson in the leg," Lt. Kevin Bobo said.

Hey Media:  Another Nightclub Shooting, This Time No Massacre.  A man with a concealed carry permit in South Carolina prevented a massacre in a nightclub.  But this example of Second Amendment saving lives hasn't garnered media interests.  According to a report on The Federalist, "A man with a concealed carry license stopped a shooter after the latter opened fire on a crowd of people at a nightclub in South Carolina early Sunday morning."  Writer Bre Payton explained, "After getting into a fight with another person, the 32-year-old suspect pulled out a gun and began to fire at a crowd of people gathered outside of the club, hitting and injuring four, WISTV reports.  One of the victims, who holds a concealed-carry permit, shot back in self-defense, hitting the suspect in the leg."

Concealed Carrier Prevents Mass Shooting At SC Nightclub.  A man with a concealed carry license stopped a shooter after the latter opened fire on a crowd of people at a nightclub in South Carolina early Sunday morning, according to  After getting into a fight with another person, the 32-year-old suspect pulled out a gun and began to fire at a crowd of people gathered outside of the club, hitting and injuring four, WISTV reports.  One of the victims, who holds a concealed-carry permit, shot back in self-defense, hitting the suspect in the leg.  The suspect has been charged with four counts of attempted murder.  He was also charged for unlawfully carrying a weapon and for carrying one while committing a violent crime.

Customer with concealed carry permit fatally shoots ax-wielding attacker at 7-Eleven.  A customer at a 7-Eleven store outside Seattle shot and killed a masked man who attacked a clerk with an ax early Sunday [6/26/2016].  Investigators said the shooting happened at the store in White Center at approximately 5:45 a.m. local time.  Witnesses said the man entered the store and swung a hatchet toward the customer before turning his attention to the clerk.  As the assailant attacked, the customer pulled out a pistol and fired, hitting the suspect.  The clerk suffered minor injuries to his stomach and the suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.

Defense Against Animals: 14 Foot Python in Backyard Oklahoma.  One of the most underrated defensive uses of firearms is for defense against animals, either to protect property or people.  This 14 foot python was probably turned loose by an irresponsible owner who could no longer take care of it.  Perhaps they became frightened by it.  A snake this large is a clear and present danger to pets and small children.  While most snakes can be dispatched with a shovel or hoe, I would not want to attempt that with this python.  It might take offense.  A firearm is a stand off weapon that allows you to apply deadly force at a distance.  A picture with the article shows the python was shot in the head, killing it quickly and humanely.

Balch Springs homeowner shoots home invasion suspect.  A homeowner shot a man who entered his Balch Springs house in an apparent home invasion Monday afternoon [6/20/2016].

NOPD: Armed robber flees when man reveals gun in glove box.  A would-be robber fled after the man he was attempting to rob showed he was armed, New Orleans police said.  The attempted robbery was reported about 10:24 a.m.  Monday [6/20/2016] near the intersection of Franklin Avenue and Acacia Street.  Police said a 44-year-old man was in his vehicle when he was approached by a man he didn't know.

SW Portland homeowner shoots man trying to break into home through window, official says.  A Southwest Portland homeowner shot a man who was trying to break into his home through a backyard window Wednesday afternoon [6/22/2016], an official said.  Responders found the intruder completely naked in a water fountain in the home's backyard, said Capt. Steve Alexander, a Multnomah County Sheriff's Office spokesman.  The intruder was taken to a hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound that didn't appear to threaten his life, Alexander said.

Burglar Shot in the Leg by Person He Tried to Burglarize, Rio Dell Police Say.  From the Rio Dell [California] Police Department:  ["]On June 22nd, 2016 at about 1900 hours officers responded to the area of the 300 block of 1st Avenue in Rio Dell for a report of a subject who had been shot.  The gunshot victim was located and medical assistance provided for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the subjects leg.["]

Waynesboro business owners 'proud' of pharmacy employee's actions.  Shop owners have welcomed the actions of an Antietam Pharmacy employee who used his concealed firearm to shoot a robber [6/20/2016].  Eric Christie, owner of Christie's House of Pipes and Cigars, said it was great to have someone stand up to protect their life and liberty and to defend their property.

Hartford homeowner shoots intruder during attempted home invasion.  Hartford [Alabama] police responded to a home invasion late Tuesday night [6/14/2016] during which the homeowner shot an intruder trying to burglarize his home.  Hartford Police Chief Annie Ward said police officers responded to a home invasion and shooting between 11:15 and 11:30 p.m. on North Fifth Avenue.  "It was an attempted home invasion and the home owner shot the suspect," Ward said.

Naked Florida Man Poops on Himself During Home Invasion, Shot by Female Homeowner.  A Floridian woman shot and wounded a naked, poop-covered home invader Sunday night [6/19/2016].  27-year-old Victor Etherington, who, according to deputies was intoxicated, demanded entry to an Ocala residence.  The homeowner (name still unknown), not recognizing him, told him to leave.  The poopetrator kicked in the door, prompting the woman to take refuge in her bedroom, grab a .22, and call 911. Etherington chased her upstairs, removed his soiled shorts and forced his way into the closet, and that's when the homeowner shot him once in the gut.

Missouri 11-year-old fatally shoots 16-year-old intruder.  An 11-year-old Missouri boy shot and killed a 16-year-old boy during an attempted home invasion Thursday afternoon [9/3/2016], St. Louis County police said.  Police said two suspects tried to break into the home north of downtown St. Louis twice before the shooting on Thursday.  On the third try, authorities said the unidentified teen went through the home's unlocked front door while the 11-year-old and a 4-year-old girl were home alone.  Police said the younger boy shot the teen in the head.  The would-be burglar's body was found in the home's front foyer.  Investigators said no one else was hurt in the incident.  The second suspect fled the scene after the shooting, but was later taken into custody.

Prosecutor: Officer-involved shooting during Cincinnati bank robbery was justified.  Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said the fatal officer-involved shooting at a Fifth Third Bank will not even be taken to a grand jury.  Deters said the incident "was as clean a police-involved shooting that I've ever seen."  Deters, Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac and Hamilton County Coroner Lakshmi Sammarco released the May 25 surveillance video from inside the Madisonville bank.  Terry Frost, 20, was killed.  [Video clip]

Name of suspect killed by Wayne Co. homeowner released.  According to the highway patrol, the suspect was shot while trying to burglarize a home near the Chaonia Landing area in southeastern Wayne County.  They say the suspect had a gunshot wound to the chest.  According to the highway patrol, the suspect was taken to a Poplar Bluff hospital where he died from his injuries [5/24/2016].

Chainsaw vs.  Gun:  Alleged Road Rage Incident Gets Out of Control.  Michael Salafia, 30, turned himself in on a warrant for the May 6 incident, police said.  Salafia was allegedly involved in a dispute with another motorist.  He exited his vehicle at a red light and approached another operator with a chainsaw in hand, according to police.  He started the chainsaw and shouted racist slurs at the driver, a black male.  The man pulled out a legally owned handgun in an effort to stop Salafia from advancing, police said.

Robber dead in Easton after store clerk, thieves exchange gunfire.  One robber is dead after an Easton store clerk and two thieves exchanged gunfire Tuesday night [5/31/2016], according to the Fresno County Sheriff's Office.  The dead robber was identified Wednesday by the sheriff's office as 17-year-old Isaac Garcia of Fresno.  His alleged accomplice was still on the loose.

Night prowler shot in face.  A man broke into a house in the Weimer neighborhood in the early hours of May 29 and was shot in the face by the homeowner.  At about 4:30 a.m., 30-year-old Yvon Juteau — known to police from previous incidents — allegedly entered a house on Juniper Road while people were sleeping, Interim Police Chief Lt. Dave Maggio of the Taos Police Department said.  The homeowner told police that he and his wife were asleep when he heard a loud crash.  He grabbed his .38 special revolver and a flashlight and walked down the hallway to find a man, allegedly Juteau, holding up a crowbar in his right hand, threatening him with it.

Woman shoots at would-be robber in Little Rock.  Little Rock police were called to an attempted robbery at 3608 Asher Ave.  Sunday morning after a woman shot at a man trying to rob her.  Tiffany Williamson, 34, told police she was sitting in her car playing with her dog when a man approached the front of her vehicle.  The man pointed a black semi-automatic handgun and said, "Give me all you got," she told police.  Williamson, who works as an armed guard, told police that she grabbed her gun beside her seat and fired one shot through the windshield at the man.

Police identify suspected intruder killed by homeowners.  Indianapolis police have identified the apparent intruder they say was fatally shot by the occupants of an east-side home he entered early Tuesday [5/31/2016].  The suspected intruder, identified as 53-year-old James Neal, was shot multiple times inside a house in the 700 block of South Bosart Avenue about 6 a.m., IMPD Capt. Richard Riddle said.  Investigators said a family of three was sleeping when the sounds of Neal inside the home woke them.  "The husband confronted Neal with a shotgun, and the two struggled over the weapon.  The wife got a second weapon from another room and also confronted Neal," said an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department statement.

Bucks pharmacist shoots, kills masked gunman during stickup.  Kenneth Lee spotted the shotgun-toting man in the frightening Halloween mask in the parking lot of the drug store, via security cameras.  "'I am armed.  Do not come into the store,'" police said the pharmacist shouted repeatedly at the man as he came through the door and walked the 35 feet toward the counter.  Using an umbrella as a shield, the masked man vaulted the counter.  Lee then fired several shots from a 9mm handgun, and when police arrived they found the would-be robber dead on the floor.

Armed Robber Ventilated by Citizen While Trying To Hold Up Convenience Store.  The Tampa Bay Times reports this week (5/10/2016) in Riverview, a man who tried to rob three other men at a convenience store on Tuesday was killed when one of his intended victims fatally shot him. [...] The deceased robber had a criminal record that includes convictions for grand theft and burglary as well a possible charge of conspiracy to commit murder.

Homeowner kills intruder.  At 4:38 a.m.  Sunday [5/15/2016], [Odessa, Texas] officers responded to a report of a burglary in progress with shots being fired.  When they arrived, they saw a man who had suffered multiple gunshot wounds, a news release indicated.  Their preliminary investigation indicated that the homeowner, Raul Munoz, 51, was awakened by his wife after she heard a banging noise coming from the front door, the release stated.  Munoz told the officers that he had heard someone banging on the door and that the door frame began to crack, they said.

Police: Phoenix taco shop employee fatally shoots robber.  The employee of a Phoenix taco shop told police he shot a man who robbed the restaurant Tuesday night [5/10/2016], according to officials.  Police say man who was shot has since died.

Suspected home invader dead after being shot at by victim; 2 cohorts arrested in Pike County.  Lt. Troy Johnson of the Pike County Sheriff's Office said they were called to a home in the 100 block of County Road 3016 at about 2:30 a.m. [5/12/2016]  He said the 36-year-old resident told them he answered a knock on his door and three men forced their way inside.  The victim said one of them pulled a gun on him and told him to "give it up," Johnson said.  The victim said he grabbed the gun and got it away from the robber.  He said he shot at them as they advanced on him.  All three fled on foot after the shot was fired.

Dining Off-Duty Cop Stops Fatal Stabbing Rampage in Massachusetts Mall.  A stabbing rampage that left two victims dead and several others injured ended when an off-duty police officer fatally shot the suspect.  Plymouth County Sheriff's Deputy Jimmy Creed was off-duty "with his bride, just having dinner," when the chaos unfolded, police sources told ABC News.  They were dining at Bertucci's Italian restaurant in the Galleria Mall in Taunton, about 40 miles south of Boston.  Suspect Arthur DaRosa had walked into the restaurant and "armed himself with a knife and stabbed two people," District Attorney Thomas Quinn said in a statement released early this morning [5/11/2016].

Armed Citizens Saving Police Officers.  This article was originally by Ohioans for Concealed Carry PAC and then by the Kentucky Concealed Carry Coalition.  It has ceased to exist on those pages.  I found it on, where it was republished.  It is a compilation worth keeping.  The article was originally published before February 8th, 2009.  It has not been updated since then.  I know that it is only a partial listing.  For example it does not list the case of Rory Vertigan, who shot, then captured one of three drug dealers who ambushed and killed Officer Marc Atkinson of the Phoenix Police Department on March 26, 1999.  All three drug dealers were illegal aliens.

Great-granny, 80, got a gun, kills a home intruder who attacked husband.  This 80-year-old great-granny got a gun and wasn't afraid to use it.  Barb Moles shot and killed a home intruder who beat her husband with a crowbar and stabbed him with a knife. [...] Moles, a grandmother of eight and a great-grandmother of three, pulled the trigger four times.  Three bullets hit the mark, KOMO reported.

80-Year Old Woman Saves Her Husband's Life with a GUN!  An intruder who appeared to be looking for prescription drugs stabbed a 75-year old man in the abdomen in Western Washington.  His 80-year old wife, trained in firearms, went for her gun emptied it into the stranger, saving her husband, herself and her 45-year old son who was in the house at the time.  The elderly man is listed in serious condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle and is in a lot of pain according to his wife.  "It could have been a very bad situation," said neighbor Richard Cross.  "It could have been three homicides over there instead of one intruder biting the dust."

Dallas PD: Attempted robber shot by store manager.  An attempted robber is in critical condition after police say a Dallas store employee shot him when he tried to rob the store.  The shooting happened Thursday [4/28/2016] at a Metro PCS store in the 2600 block of MLK Jr.  Boulevard around 6:38 p.m.  One witness says he and his son were the only customers in the store when the robber came in with a hand gun and told everyone to get on the ground.  He says that's when he heard shots.

Robber 'Cries Like a Baby' After Being Shot by 11-Year-Old.  An 11-year-old boy is safe and a robber is in the hospital after an altercation on Wednesday night [4/27/2016] in Alabama.  Chris Gaither, the 11-year-old, was home alone when a man broke into his Talladega home.  Gaither went and armed himself with a 9mm handgun.  That's when the robber threatened his life.  "When he was coming down the stairs," he told WVTM, "that's when he told me he was going to kill me, F-you and all that."  Gaither then told him he was going to shoot him if he didn't leave the home immediately.  "I told him I was gonna kill him and all that, with a gun, if he didn't get out of my house," he said.

Homeowner says husband shot two teenagers breaking into house.  A homeowner says her husband shot two teenage intruders on Wednesday afternoon [4/20/2016].  The shooting happened around 12:30 p.m. at a home on Schneiter Avenue, near Taylor Boulevard in south Louisville.

Erie police:  Ohio kidnapping suspect beat homeowners before he was shot.  Erie police said they believe chance played a big part in the case of a kidnapping suspect from the Cleveland area who was shot Tuesday morning in a quiet neighborhood west of Frontier Park.  A male neighbor fired after the suspect broke into the house next door, police said.  Police will not file charges against the neighbor, Erie police Lt. Stan Green said.

Fatal shooting in Nebo likely self-defense, deputies say.  Officers say it was reported that 71-year-old Allen Causby parked on private property off of Lake Lamar Loop on Thursday afternoon [4/14/2016].  According to authorities, landowner Larry Gilliand smashed Causby's car window with a cane and told him to leave.  Deputies say Causby, who lives nearby, returned to the property around 6 p.m. armed with a handgun and began firing shots at the 67-year-old owner.  Gilliand returned fire and fatally shot Causby in the head.

Man faces sentencing in home invasion where 11-year-old girl pulled shotgun.  A plea deal has been reached in connection with a home invasion where an 11-year-old girl used a shotgun to defend herself inside a Lapeer County home.  James Wasson, 54, pleaded no contest on Thursday, April 14 to multiple counts of first-degree and second-degree home invasion among 18 felony offenses connected to nine break-ins, according to the Lapeer County Assistant Prosecutor Emil Joseph.

Armed Victim may have Shot, Killed 2 in Kidnap/Car Crash.  Much of a successful defensive gun use (DGU) depends on situational awareness and judgment about picking the time and place to make your play.  In Henderson Nevada, it appears that a planned kidnap/robbery was foiled by one of the victims who was armed with a concealed handgun.

Coroner identifies both men shot in vehicle.  The Clark County coroner has identified both men who were shot and killed during an altercation inside a vehicle in Henderson.  The men are 34-year-old lanard Lafare Wilson Jr. and 25-year-old Selvy Auston.  No city of residence was officially listed for either man.  Both men were killed by multiple gunshots. [...] Multiple neighbors tell 13 Action News the shooter is a beloved local jeweler.  We're told he was defending himself during a botched robbery.  Police have not confirmed those details.

Sheriff: Man shot trying to break into home.  A man was shot Thursday night [4/7/2016] after he allegedly tried to break into a Jones County residence, according to The Jones County Sheriff's Department.  Timothy Jefcoat, 33 of Soso, was trying to visit a woman at the home when police say he became belligerent and refused to leave.  According to the news release, the victim, a man at the residence, said Jefcoat then tried to force his way into the home.

Woman shoots, kills man who kicked in front door, police say.  Kansas City police are investigating a fatal shooting at a home near 56th Street and Swope Parkway.  Police were called to the home just after 11 p.m.  Wednesday [4/13/2016] to investigate reports of gunshots in the area.  The homeowner told police she heard loud banging and knocking on her front door.  A police news release said the woman got her gun because she could not see who it was at the door and was scared for her life.  The woman, who was questioned and released from custody, told investigators that she shot the man after he kicked in the front door and came after her.

Homeowner shoots man who set fire to his house, police say.  A homeowner shot a masked intruder he found using a blowtorch to start a fire that destroyed his suburban Phoenix home, authorities said Thursday [4/7/2016].

Suspect in home invasion shot dead in Blacklick.  A man who police say was trying to break into a home in Blacklick was shot and killed Wednesday night [4/6/2016].  Columbus police were called to a home in Macandrews Way just after 7:00 p.m. on a report of a shooting.  When officers arrived, they found 24-year-old Nathaniel Easley lying in the middle of the road, suffering from a gunshot wound.  He was taken to an area hospital where he later died.

Self-defense leads to fatal shooting at gas station, say police.  [Scroll down]  "The video shows the deceased, who his larger than the shooter, physically shoving and pulling the shooter back and forth.  The video also shows the deceased attempting to grab for the firearm.  The shooter order the deceased back and told him he would shoot him if he did not stop," said a statement from police.  "The shooter retreated into a corner of the store while still being attacked.  With nowhere left to retreat, the shooter fires one round striking the deceased.  The deceased does not stop his attacks and the shooter fires two more rounds, striking the subject, who then falls to the ground," the statement concluded.

HCSO: Drunk Man Searching For Ex-Girlfriend Shot After Attack Attempt.  Deputies say a heavily intoxicated man was shot while attempting to get into an apartment in northwest Harris County overnight [4/4/2016]. [...] Investigators with the Harris County Sheriff's Office say the man arrived at the front door of what he thought was his ex-girlfriend's apartment.  The man allegedly began banging on the door and attempted to kick the door in.  As it turns out, deputies say the man was at the wrong apartment.

Video Shows Clerk Foiling Robbery Ring in Des Plaines.  Dramatic surveillance video shows a quick-thinking grocery store clerk who helped bust a robbery ring in suburban Des Plaines [3/26/2016]. [...] Surveillance cameras captured the 16 year old, wearing a hoodie as he approached the counter with an item from the store.  When the clerk arrives, the juvenile then pulls out an air soft gun.  The clerk then reaches behind the counter and pulls out his own gun.  The teen then runs out of the store as did another 16-year old who was with him.  The clerk fired shots after them, but no one was hurt.

Family Laments Shooting Death of Teen Burglar By Homeowner.  [P]rotecting the lives of innocent victims must be held as the higher priority, while the lives of criminals, while not worthless, are devalued by their decision to commit crimes against society.  That's why I have very little sympathy for the lives of violent criminals like Trayvon Martin or Michael Brown, or that of lesser criminals such as recently-deceased burglar Trevon Johnson.

Suspect Shot During Robbery Attempt at Selma ATM.  Selma police are investigating an attempted robbery where a man was shot.  Lt. Sam Miller says a masked man with a gun walked up to a woman at an ATM at 10 o'clock Monday night [3/7/2016] and demanded money.  He says the woman's grandson saw what was happening and pulled out a gun of his own.  He says the two men exchanged gunfire and the suspect was shot and ran off.

Relatives of Dead Teen Burglar Defend his Actions.  Some have said that people in black urban ghettos see "burglar", "thief", and "armed robber" as viable career options; that they view concealed carry permits as an OSHA safety violation.  That seems to be what is being displayed here.  It is not a viable option for a civilization.  These attitudes have been fostered by leftists for generations.  They view private property as illegitimate, and theft as property redistribution.  They have assiduously propagandized the black community with these attitudes.

Man Shot To Death After Allegedly Trying To Break Into Canyon Country Apartment.  The resident and other witnesses told sheriff's personnel the man who was shot was trying to get into the apartment.  The renter reportedly told the man to leave numerous times and that he didn't live there, but the shooting victim apparently ignored the warnings, according to Jansen.  When the suspect allegedly broke out a window and started to climb inside the apartment the resident shot him multiple times.

Man Robs Store With Fake Gun, Gets Shot By Clerk's Real One.  Convicted felon Jarrell Blackmon pulled a fake gun in his attempt to rob a Pensacola, Florida convenience store.  It was real enough that the clerk thought it was a credible threat, and fired a shot through Blackmon's neck.

Customer with concealed carry permit fatally shoots ax-wielding attacker at 7-Eleven.  A customer at a 7-Eleven store outside Seattle shot and killed a masked man who attacked a clerk with an ax early Sunday [3/13/2016].  Investigators said the shooting happened at the store in White Center at approximately 5:45 a.m. local time.  Witnesses said the man entered the store and swung a hatchet toward the customer before turning his attention to the clerk.  As the assailant attacked, the customer pulled out a pistol and fired, hitting the suspect.

Customer with concealed carry permit is hailed a 'hero'.  An early morning at a Washington 7-Eleven almost turned tragic when a masked man with an ax came charging through the door and started swinging without a word.  But just as he managed to slice the clerk in the stomach, a 60-year-old customer who was having a cup of coffee pulled out his gun and shot the attacker dead at the Burien store.  Kuldeep Singh, 58, believes he would have died had it not been for his regular customer, who had a concealed carry permit for his pistol and is being called a hero by police.

Customer shoots masked, hatchet-wielding attacker in Burien 7-Eleven.  A customer shot and killed a hatchet-wielding man attacking a clerk at a convenience store in Burien Sunday morning [3/13/2016].  About 5:45 a.m., a masked man about 40 years old walked into a 7-Eleven store near South 110th Street and 8th Avenue South and swung a hatchet at a customer, said King County Sheriff's Sgt. Cindi West.  The man then went behind the counter and attacked the 58-year-old clerk, never saying anything.  Within seconds, a customer pulled out a handgun and shot and killed the attacker, likely saving the clerk's life, West said.

Mississippi Fugitive Rafael McCloud Fatally Shot After Forcing Way Into Home: Police.  A family being held hostage by a suspected murderer fatally shot him Thursday morning — ending the multi-agency manhunt for the armed and dangerous felon, police said.  The fugitive, Rafael McCloud, 34, had approached a man in Vicksburg while he was starting his car outside of his home, Vicksburg Police Chief Walter Armstrong told NBC affiliate WLBT.  McCloud ordered the man inside, where he tied him and his wife up, Armstrong said.  At one point, McCloud stabbed the man in the shoulder and he got loose.  The man and his wife managed to grab a gun and one of them shot McCloud during the hours-long struggle, Armstrong told The Associated Press.

Man who was shot during home invasion now behind bars.  23-year-old Danny Lewis of Greenville went before a judge Monday morning [2/22/2016], charged with armed robbery and burglary.  The Pitt County Sheriff's Office says Lewis, along with 19 year old Ryan Aytch of La Grange and 23 year old Dashawn Dail of Kinston, invaded a home on Paul's Place in Grimesland last Tuesday.

Homeowner shoots, kills burglary suspect in SW Houston.  The shooting happened about 1:30 a.m. [3/1/2016] in the 8500 block of Maplecrest Drive near Elmsworth Drive, said Ken Fregia, a homicide investigator with the Houston Police Department.  Fregia said the homeowner, identified as an Asian man, told investigators he was asleep but woke up when he heard the sound of glass breaking at his front door.  He grabbed a gun and went to investigate.  He saw a man breaking into the door and entering his home.  He confronted him and fired several gunshots at him, wounding the suspect.

2 Alleged Intruders Hospitalized, Shot By Detroit Homeowner.  Police in Detroit are investigating a shooting Tuesday afternoon [3/1/2016] at a home on Outer Drive.  Officer Jennifer Moreno said a homeowner claims he was sitting in a back room of the house, at around 1:30 p.m., when he was confronted by a pair of intruders.  "Two unknown suspects broke in through a window," Moreno said.  "The victim fired shots at the suspects, striking them both, and he actually held one of the suspects for officers."

Man Shoots 2 Younger Men During Fight in Queen Village: Police.  The 65-year-old man was walking with his wife on the 700 block of S. 2nd Street shortly after 8:30 p.m. Tuesday [3/1/2016] when they were approached by a 21-year-old man and a 20-year-old man, police said.  Investigators say the two younger men and the 65-year-old man got into an argument which then became physical.  The younger men, one of whom is from Cinnaminson, New Jersey, allegedly began to beat the 65-year-old man.  The 65-year-old man, who has a license to carry, then pulled out a .45 caliber pistol and opened fire, according to investigators.  The 21-year-old was struck once in the neck while the 20-year-old was struck in the stomach.

Resident Shoots And Kills Suspected Burglar In North Columbus.  A resident shot and killed a person believed to be breaking into a north Columbus home early Sunday morning [2/21/2016].  Columbus Police said it happened around 3 a.m. on Duxberry Avenue.  The resident told police that 26-year-old Tory Jones forced his way into the home.  When officers arrived at the home, they found Jones had been shot and had died from a gunshot wound.

Tulsa police: Man killed during suspected home invasion.  Tulsa Police Sgt. Dave Walker says a woman called 911 early Friday [2/19/2016] to report that a man came to her door asking to use the phone, then forced himself inside and began gathering items to steal.

Burglary suspect shot, injured in Seabrook.  A man was shot early Wednesday morning [2/17/2016] in Seabrook as he attempted to break into a storage trailer, a Beaufort County Sheriff's Office release said.  The owner of the property saw the unidentified man enter the trailer and fired a handgun twice in the direction of the trailer, according to the release.

Farmer who shot intruder walks free.  A farmer who shot and injured a man he believed to be a burglar walked free from court yesterday [2/22/2016].  Father-of-two Frederick Hemstock, 55, fired at Gary Smith after he discovered him trespassing on his land in the early hours of the morning.  As he wept tears of relief yesterday, a judge criticised the lack of police response to a 999 call made by Mr Hemstock's wife, Wendy.  She had been told that officers would not turn out unless property had actually been stolen.  Minutes later her husband, who had grabbed a shotgun kept under his bed, fired at Smith's car.  The shot ripped through the vehicle and hit him in the stomach.

Resident shoots, kills suspected intruder.  Columbus police said they were contacted at about 3:13 am Sunday [2/21/2016] from a resident at 1566 Duxberry Ave. about a man attempting to kick in a back door.  Police said the attacker, Tory L. Jones, forced his way into the home and attacked resident Darryl A. Francis, 36.  Francis then shot Jones.  Medics pronounced Jones dead at about 4:07 am.

Police: Tampa liquor store clerk fatally shoots armed robber; second suspect flees.  One of two men attempting to rob a Tampa liquor store was shot to death in an exchange of gunfire with the clerk late Sunday [2/21/2016], police said.  Cody Bolesta, 20, was found fatally shot on the sidewalk near Cut Rate Liquors, at 3312 N. 15th St., in the V.M. Ybor neighborhood, police said.  Detectives are working to track down the other suspect, who fled the scene.

DeKalb County Sheriff's employee shoots home invader.  Police say three teenagers kicked in the door to an Ellenwood home on Bosenberry Way Friday [2/5/2016].  The woman, who lives at that house works for the Dekalb County Sheriff's Office and shot one of them. [...] Around 10:30 p.m., the sheriff's employee was sleeping when her sons woke her up and said intruders were in the house.  Police say that's when the woman grabbed her gun and shot one of the suspects.

Off-duty MPD officer shoots would-be burglar in Southaven.  An off-duty Memphis police officer shot someone in Southaven on Monday [2/8/2016].  Police said the person was shot after he kicked in a door during a burglary.  Off-duty officer Brian Falatko saw him and shot him in the shoulder.

Report: Victim overpowers three men, shoots suspect during attack.  Police officers responded to Sumner Avenue for a reported shooting shortly before 7 p.m. [2/6/2016]  The victim told officers he walked out of his home to go to church and was approached by three young black men.  One of the men was holding a gun and demanded money.  According to a report released on Tuesday, the 35-year-old victim grabbed for the gun and a struggle ensued.

Dallas Police: Resident Shot And Killed Armed Burglar.  An East Dallas resident shot and killed an armed suspect who police say tried to burglarize his house.  The shooting happened around 10:15 Friday morning [2/5/2016] at the corner of Freeport Drive and Gross Road.  Police say at this point, no charges are being filed against the resident.

Police: Gun owner saved cop from attack by kids.  Police are crediting a vigilant gun owner with saving the life of an Upper Darby cop Friday [2/12/2016] after he saw the officer being attacked and surrounded by a large group of teens.  "There were 40 kids.  If it wasn't for the good Samaritan stepping forward, he'd have been dead meat," Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said.  "There's no doubt they would have attacked him."

Marine Vet With Concealed-Carry Permit Saves Texas Deputy's Life.  On January 19, Bastrop County Deputy Dylan Dorris attempted to pull over a motorist who was driving erratically.  The driver did not initially comply, but he eventually stopped at a gas station.  Once the vehicle was stopped, Dorris attempted to arrest the driver, but he resisted.  While Dorris was struggling with the driver, the man allegedly reached for the deputy's weapon.  That's when Marine veteran and concealed-carry permit holder Scott Perkins jumped into action.

NJ Man who Shoots Three Problem Bears gets $4,000+ Fines and Fees.  In October, 2014, a 76-year-old New Jersey resident shot three problem bears on his property.  One was an adult sow that was on his deck and looking in through his sliding glass door.  The location of the two juvenile bears when they were shot, is disputed, but was either on the deck or close to it.  Bears are more dangerous as they are larding up for the winter hibernation.  Bears that display this level of familiarity with humans, who associate humans with food, are a severe problems waiting to happen.  It is why the conservation community has come up with a well used phrase:  A fed bear is a dead bear.  Judge James G. Devine handed down the fines against Robert Ehling on the 28th of January, 2016.  I found the judges attitude a bit disturbing in one particular sense.  He thought that Robert C. Ehling acted as a "vigilante".

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Suspect Flees After Attempted Home Invasion In OKC.  A suspect is on the loose after police say he attempted to break into a home on S. MacArthur Blvd in Oklahoma City.  According to police, the man attempted to enter the home around 3 a.m. [1/28/2016] but the home owner heard him.  The suspect took off after the home owner fired one gun shot into the air.  No one was injured.

Homeowner shoots suspected burglar outside home.  Police say a suspect in a home invasion was shot and killed in a neighborhood west of Iroquois Park early Thursday morning [1/28/2016].  The man was found shot outside of a home on the 6800 block of Manslick Road.

NOPD makes multiple arrests in shooting on Esplanade and Claiborne Avneues [sic].  The NOPD has arrested a 30-year-old man who allegedly opened fire on a group of individuals at a gas station at the intersection of Claiborne and Esplanade Avenues this afternoon (Jan 31).  Richard Macklin (DOB: 10-1-85), faces three counts of Aggravated Battery by Shooting and one count of Illegal Discharge of a Weapon for his involvement in the incident. [...] During the course of the investigation, detectives determined that Macklin was the aggressor in the incident.  He will be booked once he is released from the hospital.  The other individual who returned fire will not be booked in the shooting.  At this time, detectives believe it was an act of self-defense.

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New Orleans Legal Gun Carrier Stops Mass Shooting.  For those who say that armed citizens and especially concealed carry permit holders, never stop mass shootings, this is a counter example that proves them wrong.

Store employee shoots two robbery suspects, killing one.  Hampton police say an employee shot two suspects as they attempted to rob a store, killing one and wounding the other.  Police got a call to Gift Card ATM store on West Mercury Boulevard near Salem Street at 6:21 p.m. Friday [1/29/2016], according to Sergeant Matt Bond.  Officers found Timothy Johnson, 18, suffering from a gunshot wound and pronounced him dead on the scene.

Suspected home intruder shot dead in NW Spokane.  A northwest Spokane resident shot and killed what he believed to be a home intruder Saturday night [1/30/2016], Spokane police said.  Police responded to a report of shots fired in the 6500 block of North Assembly Street, north of West Francis avenue, just after 10 p.m.  A woman had called to say her husband shot an intruder.

Woman fatally shot man who broke into Woodlawn home.  A woman fatally shot a man who broke into her home and beat her early Sunday [1/31/2016] in the Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side. [...] The 28-year-old woman was able to grab a handgun and shot the man to death during the struggle, police said.

NE ABQ Shop owner fights alleged robbers.  The owner of Jim Coad Rare Coin Shop shot at a group of alleged robbers trying to steal from him, according to Albuquerque Police Department. [...] KOB has confirmed that at least two suspects tried to steal from the store but their attempt was cut short when the store owner started fighting them back.

71-Year-Old Armed Woman Fights Off Robber.  [Scroll down]  When the man became distracted by a customer[, Janet] Willis was able to grab her 9mm handgun.  "When he turned around I said 'I'll blow your guts all over this store,'" she told the paper.  "Then I led him out."  She kept her gun pointed at the attempted robber as he ran out and got into a car he had apparently stolen at another point.  That car had a flat tire and the sparks created by driving on the rim caused the stolen car to be set ablaze.  Shortly thereafter the suspect, 21-year-old Prince William Dennis, was arrested by police.  "I admire her for doing what she did to thwart the robbery," Captain Chris Bish of the Morgan County Sheriff's Office said of Willis.  "I'm grateful for the outcome."  Willis said this was not the first time she had defended herself with a firearm.  [1/31/2016]

Colorado homeowner robbed at gunpoint may face charges for killing suspect.  A Colorado homeowner who was tied up and robbed at gunpoint Sunday [1/24/2016] may face charges for shooting and killing the suspect who was fleeing in a stolen car, Fox 31 reported.  The unidentified homeowner, who managed somehow to untie himself after the robbery, reportedly went outside his home in Littleton and fired shots into the car at the fleeing suspect.  The man in the car was reportedly identified as David Martinez, 38, who has a long criminal history of burglary, theft and drugs.  Martinez crashed the car about a block later and died.  The Denver Channel reported that under the state's Make My Day law, a homeowner is able to shoot an intruder who enters the home, but, according to one legal analyst, the law does not protect a homeowner if the shooting occurs from the porch, yard or driveway.

South Carolina barber, his client fatally shoot armed robber during stickup.  A would-be South Carolina robber who tried to stick up a barber shop was killed Friday when the lead stylist and his client pulled out their concealed weapons and opened fire on the intruder.  A second suspect is still on the lam following the raid at Next Up Barber Shop in Columbia, officials said.  Store surveillance video caught the harrowing invasion — and the resulting shooting.  The shop was packed with customers — including young children — when two gunmen stormed into the store and demanded cash, barber Brandon Dreher said.

Armed victim shoots suspected robber.  Mobile police have released the name of the robbery suspect who was shot and killed by his intended victim.  Police also say the man's actions were justified to protect himself and possible a friend.  Mobile Police say the robbery victim was with his girlfriend when he was approached by an armed man in the Twin Oaks parking lot last night [1/18/2016].

Suspected Burglar Shot by Homeowner in Redondo Beach.  A suspected burglar was shot and detained by the homeowner in Redondo Beach early Tuesday morning [1/19/2016], according to the Redondo Beach Police Department.  At around 2:50 a.m., police received a call of a shooting at the 2000 block of Nelson Avenue, Lt. Todd Heywood said.  When officers arrived, they found the homeowner restraining the suspect on the street he said.

Fort Worth homeowner kills teen burglary suspect.  A teenager police say was breaking into a home in Fort Worth was shot and killed this morning by someone living in the house.  Police said they got a call around 8:30 a.m. from a man who lives in the 4000 block of Miami Springs Drive.  He said his son had just fired shots at two men who kicked in their door.

Robbery suspect shot by store owner.  Police now believe a robbery Saturday morning at a Fort Gay convenience store is related to an attempt to steal an ATM at the same location on Thursday [1/14/2016].  The Wayne County Sheriff's Department arrested James Daniel Hicks, 39, who has residences in both Logan and Parkersburg.  Deputies also believe there may be a second suspect.

Man shot by Ark. homeowner during alleged robbery.  A Blytheville homeowner has shot an apparent burglar as the two exchanged gunfire.

Woman scares off home intruder with gun.  A Savannah woman says she had a gun in one hand while dialing 911 in the other, after an intruder entered her home Tuesday night [1/12/2016].  "I would have definitely shot him before I let him come up the stairs to my kids," Kim Lyle says.  "I have no doubt in my mind I would have shot him."

Senior store owner pulls gun on armed robber.  The hunt is on for a robber that started a gun battle in a St. Louis Grocery store [1/4/2016].  Sone Maniphonh is one 63 year old you don't want to mess with.

Cops: Liquor store clerk fatally shoots 2 would-be robbers, 15 and 17.  Two would-be robbers who were fatally shot at a liquor store in the Gresham neighborhood Saturday night [1/9/2016] have been identified as a 15-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy, authorities said.  Keshawn Marzette, 15, of the 8300 block of South Throop Street, and William Larson, 17, of the same address, were pronounced dead on the scene, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

Business owner shoots robbery suspect threatening customer.  Police say a business owner shot one robbery suspect and scared away two others when he saw the men threaten and try to rob a frequent customer.  At 5:30 a.m. Monday [1/4/2016], officers responded to a call about a robbery in the 1600 block of S. Beltline Road.  According to a DPD news release, the victim, who frequents a standalone car wash on South Beltline Road between Highway 175 and Seagoville Rd., was approached by three men who pointed guns at him and demanded money.

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Having lived in Dallas County most of my life, I can tell you that if you're visiting a car wash on Seagoville Road at 5:00 a.m., it would be headline news if you didn't get robbed.

Police: Man shot trying to rob Detroit CPL holder.  A would-be robber ended up in the hospital Tuesday night after trying to mug a concealed pistol license holder in Detroit, police said.  The armed suspect approached another man about 8:15 p.m. [1/5/2016] near Ohio and Beechdale on the city's west side then "announced the hold-up," said Sgt. Cassandra Lewis, a spokeswoman for the Detroit Police Department.  The other man refused and pulled out his weapon, which he's legally allowed to carry, she said.

Off-duty cop shoots suspect in Jimmy John's robbery.  An off-duty Jacksonville Sheriff's Officer shoots a robber near Beach and University.  We're told veteran officer Michael Price saw the suspect get a ski mask out of a car Sunday night [1/3/2016], and a few minutes later the Jimmy John's was robbed.  Police then tried to stop the car that was involved.

Two fire shots at would-be intruder in Pasadena.  An intruder suspected of breaking into a Pasadena home was greeted with a hail of bullets Tuesday morning [12/29/2016].  Although he has not been charged with a crime and remains in the hospital with three to four bullet wounds, Channel 2 has learned the man has a criminal history.

Armed Intruder Killed by Homeowner.  A 24-year-old man was shot and killed after he unlawfully entered a Lakeland home Friday morning [1/1/2016], according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office.  It happened around 6:30 a.m. at a home on Chestnut Hills Drive.

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Intruder Shot and Killed by Homeowner in Lakeland, Deputies Say.  A 24-year-old man was shot and killed after he unlawfully entered a Lakeland home Friday morning [1/1/2016], according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office.  It happened around 6:30 a.m. at a home on Chestnut Hills Drive.  Deputies said Chevez Antwann Faison entered the home and fired shots at two people inside.  He was then shot and killed by the homeowner.  No one else was injured.

Concealed Nation Fan Fends Off Three Home Invaders With M&P Shield.  A father and son successfully fought off three home invaders in an early morning all-out fight for survival.  Columbus police confirm that there was a home invasion in vicinity of 2:30 am where three suspected attackers kicked in the front door and immediately set to assaulting the son who was first to respond.  Thankfully, his father was in the other room and able to flush out the attackers — using nothing less than his future everyday carry pistol, the M&P Shield.

Would-be robber shot in chest by woman, 65, after he followed her home.  Manchester Police arrested a would-be robber who was shot Jan 4 outside an apartment building on South Porter Street.  Police say Michael Bontaites was shot by his intended victim, a 65-year-old woman, who told Bontaites followed her home from a local gas station where she stopped briefly after work.  Bontaites, 23, who has no fixed address, was shot in the chest by the woman, whose identity was not released by police.  Bontaites sustained a single gunshot wound to the chest.

Nevada Home Owner Uses Semi-Auto Carbine in Self Defense.  In the video,the homeowner says that he saw three men stalking the house.  One broke in with a mask and a hammer.  The homeowner fired two shots; then his rifle jammed, as the intruder ran off.

Grandmother, 65, says she shot man who tried to mug her.  A 65-year-old grandmother said she didn't have time to think when she pulled out her .32-caliber handgun and shot a man who tried to mug her outside her south Manchester apartment building late Monday night [1/4/2016].

Texas Store Owner's Son Kills Armed Robber To Save Sister's Life.  What's the best way to stop a bad guy with a gun?  Why, a good guy with a gun.  Everybody knows that but Democrats.

Suspect fatally shot in Trotwood home invasion.  Trotwood [Ohio] Police say the homeowner was at home [12/28/2015] with her four children when three armed men wearing ski masks forced their way inside the house.  Police say the suspects grabbed the woman, assaulted her, and forced her into a back bedroom, holding her at gunpoint.  Officers say the suspects were trying to steal a safe.  At one point, the woman was able to get away, and grabbed a gun hidden in a dresser.  Police s ay when she fired the gun at the suspects, they ran out of the home.

San Bernardino: Clerks shoot liquor store robber.  One of the robbers, armed with a black handgun that was later determined to be a BB gun, demanded money from a clerk.  San Bernardino police Lt. Richard Lawhead said the two clerks, "fearing for their lives, armed themselves and shot" the suspect with pistols they had stashed under the counter.  Lawhead said it is not against the law for a storekeeper to stow a gun, adding the shooters were "legally permitted" to carry weapons.  The suspects fled the scene in a vehicle and were detained by Colton police a short distance away [12/25/2015].

Teenager Shot And Killed While Attempting To Break Into Columbus Home.  Columbus police say officers responding to the shooting found 18-year-old Amir Kirby inside the home Monday afternoon [12/28/2015], and he died at the scene.  Police say the resident who fired at Kirby was questioned by detectives and faced no charges as of Monday night.  They didn't identify that man or release other details about the alleged home invasion.

HPD: Suspect shot during attempted robbery.  Police are investigating a shooting that at least one robbery suspect wounded in west Houston overnight [12/13/2015].  It was the end to a night out that a group of people and then men who tried to rob them never expected.

Armed Residents Save Elderly Man's Life After Hearing Cries For Help.  Armed Gwinnett County residents packing heat, took action after hearing a man's cries for help.  They credit their guns with saving the elderly man's life.  "Help, he is trying to kill me, help me, help me."  Those are the chilling words Karen Duncan heard as she walked up her friend's driveway in Lawrenceville Monday afternoon [12/7/2015].

Woman shoots man accused of domestic assault.  Police were called to the location on report of an unknown trouble at 1:09 p.m. Thursday, the release said.  Upon arrival they found a female who told police she had been assaulted.  She told authorities her [sic] and Wilson got into a verbal argument that escalated when [Kevin Lamar] Wilson began to allegedly kick, hit and strangle her.  The release said the female showed visible signs of an assault.  The female, fearing for her life, grabbed a firearm and shot Wilson in the arm, the release said.

Craig County Prosecutor Shoots Burglar Inside Her Home, Police Say.  Rogers County Sheriff Scott Walton said, "We don't know if he knew whether that house was occupied or not, but he found out shortly after he entered it." [...] Walton said, "She was a victim in her home, with a very high expectation of safety and privacy, and an intruder comes in and she was ready to deal with it and did so."  Walton said Starkey is a serial burglar who, he believes, is linked to many burglaries in the area.

Warren County family believes burglar targeted bedridden mother.  Around 6:30 a.m. [12/10/2015], a woman in a home on Zoar Road woke up and found her medication, money and jewelry missing from her bedside.  The woman, who is partially paralyzed and confined to bed, alerted the rest of her family.  Someone heard a noise coming from the basement.  Holly Swader, 23, said she grabbed her father's .22-caliber pistol and went into the basement, where she saw an unknown man[.]  Swader said she fired four or five shots at the stranger as he was climbing out a window.  She thinks she hit him.

Burglar Shot by Odessa Homeowner.  Police say a homeowner shot an armed suspect early Monday morning [12/7/2015] after he tried to force his way into the house.  The incident in the 3200 block of Rembrandt started just after 2:00 a.m. when the 35-year-old homeowner, Hector Garcia, saw a man attempting to kick in the front door to his residence while holding a gun.  The Odessa Police Department says Garcia fired multiple rounds at the suspect, who immediately fled the scene in a truck.

Jefferson man shoots neighbor's dogs.  A Jefferson Walk man who shot his neighbor's two dogs after they entered his house in an aggressive manner toward his children will not face charges, Jackson County Animal Control said Friday.  An officer was dispatched to the complainant's house on Liberty Drive address where the incident happened on Wednesday evening [11/17/2015].

Suspect Shot Saturday During Morning Burglary.  On Saturday mornning [sic] [11/21/2015], Amarillo Police responded to a homeowner holding two burglary suspects at gunpoint on the 5200 block of Royce.  The homeowner said he saw two burglars removing his property from a shed in the back of his house.  The homeowner armed himself with a pistol and ran outside to confront the burglars.  He ordered them to the ground.  One of the burglars aggressively threw down the items he had stolen and violently lunged at the homeowner.  The homeowner then shot the burglar.

Police: Dallas homeowner shoots, kills intruder.  A Dallas homeowner shot and killed one of two intruders early Tuesday morning [11/24/2015] at his residence, said Dallas police in a statement released later in the morning.

Couple, ages 70 and 66, holds crook at gunpoint.  Earlier this week, an area couple was able to get a suspected thief on his knees with his hands behind his back by the time police arrive.

Cheyenne Police: Self-defense likely in double shooting.  While detectives continue to investigate a dual homicide that happened here Sunday night [11/15/2015], the Cheyenne Police Department announced Friday [11/20/2015] that at least one of the deaths seems to have involved self-defense.

Cincinnati Police: Gas station owner shot armed suspect in East Price Hill.  A gas station owner shot a suspect Friday night [11/20/2015] in East Price Hill, Cincinnati police said.  Officers got a report of a robbery at the Marathon station at Warsaw Avenue and Del Monte Place at 7:45 p.m., Lt. Craig Gregoire said.  At some point, the owner shot at the armed suspect, Gregoire said.  A bullet grazed the man in the stomach, and he flagged down an officer about a block and a half away, on Del Monte, Gregoire said.  He added that officers recovered a gun from the suspect.  The station owner wasn't harmed.

Woman shoots at robbery suspect outside of Walmart.  A shooting was caught on camera outside of a Walmart in McLennan County Friday afternoon [11/20/2015].  Andre Dawson, 27, was in the line of fire after a woman shot at him when he allegedly tried to steal the purse of a different woman.  Witnesses recorded the incident from across the street.

Ex-cop not facing charges for shooting teen burglary suspect.  The retired police officer who shot a 16-year-old burglary suspect in the Grand Island area will not face charges, the state attorney's office said Friday [11/20/2015].  Emmett Latimer and his wife were taking their daily stroll in their subdivision that sits between Leesburg and Eustis on Aug. 4.  The walk took a turn when the 69-year-old retired Detroit officer allegedly spotted a teen burglarizing a home on Cavalier Court and decided to investigate.

Summerville man dies, N. Charleston man arrested after shootout with 13-year-old.  A 13-year-old Ladson boy fended off two would-be burglars by using his mother's gun to protect himself while home alone Tuesday [11/10/2015].  He killed one of them in an exchange of gunfire, and the second suspect was later arrested, according to the Charleston County Sheriff's Office.

Denver DA: Homeowner Who Shot, Killed Intruder Won't Be Charged.  Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey has decided against filing charges against a man after a deadly shooting at a home near the intersection of Winona Court and Floyd Avenue last week.  Just before 2 a.m. last Friday [11/6/2015] police responded to a call of what they said was a prowler who forced his way into a home.

Man shoots intruder during home invasion.  Louisville police were called out just before 7:30 a.m. [11/8/2015] to the 1400 block of Oakwood Avenue. [...] Police said when a man tried to break into this house he was shot by a man inside.  Officers at the scene said the man who was shot took off running, but was later found at the hospital.

Authorities say would-be burglar shot, killed by 13-year-old.  The Charleston County Sheriff's Office says a would-be burglar has been shot and killed [11/10/2015] by a 13-year-old who was at home alone and used his mother's gun.

HCPD: Deadly shooting in Green Sea self-defense.  Kendale Jermain Herring, 29, of Green Sea was killed in the shooting [11/5/2015].  The shooting suspect is a 22-year-old, of Lumberton, NC.  According to an email from the Horry County Police Department, investigators have determined the shooter acted in self-defense.

Intruder killed by homeowner at Lake Carolina residence.  Richland County Deputies are investigating an early morning fatal shooting near Lake Carolina.  Just after 1 AM [11/10/2015], deputies responded to the 200 block of Baysdale Drive for a shooting. [...] The homeowner then told officers the suspect started a fight and hit him multiple times.  The homeowner was able to retrieve a handgun and shot the suspect.

Police: Macon man shot, killed Sunday was trying to rob men.  Bibb County deputies are saying that a man who was shot and killed late Sunday [11/8/2015] on Gray Highway was attempting to rob three other men.  Bibb County deputies found Migel Diadell, 20, lying on the ground with gunshot wounds behind O'Reilly Auto Parts at about 11 p.m. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

Tulsa Police: Homeowner Shoots, Kills Intruder.  Tulsa Police are investigating a shooting in a neighborhood near Martin Luther King Boulevard and Apache that left a man dead.  Police said a homeowner shot an intruder who kicked in the door of the home in the 300 block of East 27th Court North around 10:30 a.m. Sunday [11/8/2015].  A man who lives at the home shot the intruder in the chest, according to Corporal Phil Snow.

Homeowner Shoots and Kills Burglar: Garland Police.  Garland police say a homeowner shot a burglar, sending him to the hospital where he later died.  Police said they got a call that a man was breaking in to a home in the 2600 block of Richland Drive Thursday [7/2/2015].

Armed Female Homeowner Shoots and Kills Persistent Intruder.  A 22-year-old Detroit man is dead after he failed to stop attempting to break in an Ohio home with metal bars on the windows.  He was subsequently shot and killed by the female homeowner [9/9/2015].

Homeowner shoots and kills burglar suspect.  About 7 p.m. [8/7/2015], a 63-year-old homeowner saw a 35-year-old man trying to break into one of his cars in the 9000 block of Airline.  Carrying his shotgun, he yelled at the burglar to leave.  The man started to move toward the homeowner with some object in hand, so the homeowner, fearing for his safety, shot the burglar, killing him, officials said.

Placitas homeowner shoots, kills intruder, sheriff's office says.  Lt. Keith Elder said that between 6 and 6:30 a.m. [9/16/2015], the male intruder entered a home located on N.M. 165 in Placitas.  As the two men struggled over a handgun, the homeowner "overpowered" and shot the intruder.  Elder said investigators believe that the gun involved in the shooting belonged to the intruder.  Neighbors reported hearing multiple gunshots.

San Jose homeowner shot, injured by burglary suspects.  A man was shot late Thursday morning [10/22/2015] by one of three burglary suspects he confronted in the driveway of his home in South San Jose, according to police.  The homeowner, who was identified by ABC7 as 29-year-old Albert Soumountha, was not seriously hurt.  Police issued an alert to neighboring law enforcement agencies reporting that firearms were stolen from the victim's home in the 300 block of Greenpark Way near Branham Lane and Vistapark Drive.

Intense Video Shows Man Shooting At Armed Robbers Entering His Garage.  A surveillance video clip shows a man driving into his garage when three armed men come in as the garage door is attempting to close.  The man, an off-duty police officer, was with his wife in the car.  Things turn violent quickly, as one of the armed robbers starts to open the man's car door while he has a gun in his hand.  Within a second, both men fire a shot.  The victim seems to get his shot off just a split second before the armed robber.  [Video clip]

Two more Bear Spray Failures in Montana.  Bear spray is a useful tool that can help protect humans and bears in limited circumstances.  It seems that if a bear is not serious about mauling, killing, and/or eating the human, the spray can convince a bear to stop investigating the human and leave them alone.  But the ability of spray to stop bears bent on attack is far less certain.  Here are two more cases where bear spray failed and bullets were necessary. [...]

Would-Be Robbers Shot in the Act.  Two would-be robbers get more than they bargain for after a late-night robbery on the Northside.  It happened before midnight [no date given] near an apartment complex off of Wurzbach Road.  That's where the men approached a woman — and robber her at gunpoint — taking off as she screamed.

Woman, 82, shoots at intruder.  "She looked out and saw a male she didn't know," said Decatur Police detective Lt. Shannon Gutierrez Seal [10/27/2015].  "She chose not to answer her door. She called the police as the person continued to knock on her door for about five mintues."  As officers were dispatched to her home, she made no indication to the man outside that she was home.  "She retrieved her gun, a .38 special, and waited in her dining room so she'd be ready," Seal said.  Several minutes later, the man kicked in the back door and entered the house.  "So she shot at him," Seal said.

Market employees shoot, kill masked robbers in Reading.  When police arrived on scene [10/31/0215], they found two men suffering from gunshot wounds.  One of them died at the scene; the other died a short time later at Reading Hospital, police said.  Reading police said it looks as though three masked men entered the market.  One of them was armed with a pistol, which he fired inside the market, and another man could be seen pointing a stun gun at one of the employees, according to police, who did not know if the third man was armed.

Homeowner and suspect dead after home invasion turns to gun battle.  Police say the incident began at a nearby home when [Jesse] Bruner, who was armed with a sawed-off shotgun, banged on the victim's door.  The victim answered the door with his gun and a fight between the two ensued, according to police.  The fight dragged into the middle of the street where the two men exchanged gunfire.  Both were killed, according to police.

Americans aren't giving up their guns.  Despite several years of Michael Bloomberg and others spending hundreds of millions of dollars attacking the NRA, a new Gallup poll shows that non-gun owners have a favorable opinion of the NRA (by 7 percentage points).  Moderates are even 17 percentage points more likely to have a favorable opinion.  Overall, the NRA has a significantly more favorable image than either President Obama or Hillary Clinton.

Witnesses: Security guard shoots, kills would-be robber.  Phoenix police are investigating a deadly shooting on Monday afternoon [10/26/2015] that may have been the result of an attempted robbery. [...] According to witnesses at the scene, a man entered the store, waved a gun around and announced a robbery was to take place. They said a security guard then emerged from the back of the store and a struggle ensued.

Gun-Free Zone Hypocrisy.  In President Obama's hometown of Chicago on Halloween night Saturday [10/31/2015], a robbery was thwarted when a concealed carry permit holder with a valid firearm owner's ID card under Illinois law shot the thug dead.  It showed that even in Obama's Chicago, more guns mean less crime and, in this case, one less career criminal.  It also shows that opponents' fears that concealed carry laws will mean carnage in the streets as garden-variety disputes escalate into a proverbial gunfight at the OK Corral are false.  Since the U.S. 7th Court of appeals struck down Illinois' ban on concealed carry as unconstitutional in December, 2012, there has been no wave of carnage perpetrated by concealed carry holders in Illinois or anywhere.

Rare as hen's teeth: Concealed carry permit holder thwarts an armed robbery in Chicago, kills assailant.  The normal weekend carnage in the president's hometown of Chicago sports a most unusual incident.  Despite all its stringent gun laws, a fully-permitted concealed carry armed citizen managed to prevent an armed robbery at a deli/check cashing store in a poor Hispanic neighborhood.

Hazy Hippo Employee Thwarts Robbery By Pointing Gun At Suspect.  Authorities have released an image of a person accused of attempting to rob the Hazy Hippo shop in Loveland.  The man reportedly threatened an employee with a baton on Tuesday [10/20/2015].  Investigators say the thief took off when the employee pulled out a gun.

Homeowner with gun finds man in his garage.  Paul Jerome Wilson, 33, was arrested early Tuesday [10/20/2015] on suspicion of second-degree burglary, trespass of a dwelling and possession of burglary tools after a homeowner said he walked into his garage to smoke a cigarette and found Wilson inside the garage in the 400 block of 29 1/2 Road, according to an arrest affidavit.

JSO: Driver shoots attempted robber during pizza delivery.  Police say a Domino's delivery driver was delivering pizzas [10/24/2015] near Timothys Landing off 103rd street when he was approached by two armed man, demanding money.  The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said the deliveryman grabbed his own gun and shot one of the suspects.

Man Shot While Allegedly Breaking Into Home.  [Kentucky] State police say a Henderson County man shot someone who was breaking into his home Friday night [10/23/2015].

Woman with gun killed after breaking into home, police say.  Police identified the woman shot and killed inside a Nottoway home Wednesday morning [10/21/2015] as 35-year-old Lakisha S. Knight of Crewe.  Virginia State Police said Knight was shot and killed after she broke into a home on East Courthouse Road.

Toledo man shoots armed robber outside of home, reports say.  Terrance Reid, 21, arrived home from his job as a welder at about 4 a.m. [10/20/2015] when police say he was approached in the front yard by Antonio Hadley, 40, of Toledo, just outside the house, WTVG Channel 13 reports.  According to the Toledo Blade, Reid told police that Hadley had a handgun.  Reid, who has a concealed-carry permit, pulled out a handgun and fired several shots at Hadley, who ran away, police say.  Reid then called 911.  "He was a little quicker on the draw and he shot the suspect," Toledo Police Lt. Joe Heffernan tells WTVG.

Armed bar employee shoots robbery suspect.  Police said early Sunday morning [10/25/2015] Randy Thomas, 24, and another suspect entered a bar in the 4800 block of Erdman Avenue armed with guns.  The pair robbed several bar patrons at gunpoint, according to police.  An armed bar employee told Thomas he was calling the police.  That's when Thomas reached into the front pocket of his hoodie, possibly for a weapon.  The employee fired his gun, hitting Thomas in the abdomen.

Detroit pastor shoots, kills hammer-wielding church intruder.  Cops say Deante Smith, 25, attacked the unidentified pastor [10/18/2015] and threatened several parishioners of The City of God church with a brick and hammer, FOX2 reported.  Police said the attack was not random; the pastor and Smith knew each other and the two have had problems in the past.

Texarkana resident shoots suspected burglar during home invasion.  Police are investigating a possible home invasion and shooting in Texarkana, Texas.  The incident happened around 1:15 p.m. Tuesday [10/13/2015] [when] officers responded to a shots fired call in the area of Celeste and King Streets in the Beverly neighborhood.  While checking the area, officers located Dakyree Hawkins, 20, of Texarkana, Texas lying in the street in the 600 block of Jerome St. suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the upper thigh.

Customer shoots and kills armed robber in Charleston Waffle House: cops.  A customer at a Waffle House in Charleston, S.C. opened fire on a would-be robber and killed him early Saturday morning [10/10/2015] — and will not be charged for the shooting, police said.  "No one was hurt, which is the best part," Waffle House division manager Brandon Rogers told the Post and Courier.  "No one was injured — besides the suspect."

Reseda ome invasion fails as 'victim' shoots at robber.  An attempted home-invasion robbery in Reseda early Saturday [10/3/2015] didn't go according to plan when the intended victim grabbed a gun and shot at the intruder.  The would-be robber fled into the night, and it wasn't known if the individual was was hit by the gunfire.

Trespassing suspect shot, killed in Greeley.  Greeley Police confirm they have found the body of a trespassing suspect inside of a Greeley home.  They're now trying to determine if the "Make My Day" law applies in this case.

Neighbor shoots aggressive dog involved in fight with another dog.  The 60-year-old homeowner was bitten [9/29/2015] when she attempted to separate her fighting dogs, police said.  The woman screamed for help as she feared the aggressive dog would kill her other dog.  Armed with a gun, the woman's neighbor went to the house to assist her.  The neighbor saw that the aggressive dog had the other dog by the threat and shot it twice.  The shooting stopped the attack and the dogs were separated.

Homeowner shoots suspect during home invasion.  A homeowner here shot a man who claimed he was with a gas company but tried to break into his home, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.  The suspect was with another man who asked the homeowner where his gas meter was located Tuesday afternoon [9/29/2015].  The homeowner directed the two men to his backyard, but told deputies he was suspicious and grabbed a gun.

Woman, 66, knocked to ground, robbed at gunpoint in Treme.  A 66-year-old woman was knocked to the ground and robbed of her purse by an armed man Thursday morning (Oct. 1) in the city's Treme neighborhood, New Orleans police said.  The woman told detectives she was walking near the corner of North Villere Street and Ursulines Avenue around 9:40 a.m. when the man came up to her.  Armed with a black semi-automatic pistol, the man ordered the woman to give up her property, police said.  Her hesitation to follow his command angered the man, police said, and he knocked the woman to the ground.  He then took her purse and left in a car of unknown make and model.

SAPD: Homeowner blasts burglar with shotgun.  San Antonio Police said the two unnamed suspects broke into a man's home in the 500 block of Cumberland Road.  He met his intruders with a shotgun.  Investigators said the man hit one of the suspect's over the head with a shotgun, then shot the other suspect after he claimed he had a gun.

Homeowner shoots and kills alleged intruder.  [Columbus] Police say a man is dead after he tried to break into a home and the homeowner shot him.  William Evans IV 23, is the man who died in this shooting, on South Hampton Road on the northeast side. [...] Police are looking for a gold or light-colored SUV with two black males inside in connection with the crime.

Man Shoots Burglar with "Vintage" Revolver  A 67-Year-Old disabled Rockland Maine man was tired of being burglarized and his medications stolen.  He described himself as a "walking drugstore".  He purchased what the reporter described as a vintage gun.  Harvey said "I bought a gun.  Best thing I ever did."  On August 25, Harvey Lembo was on the phone to police when he shot the burglary suspect.  Pistols are handy when one hand is employed on another critical task.

Victim with Concealed Carry Permit and two suspects shot during armed robbery at Detroit bank.  Police continue to investigate a shooting that occurred Thursday on Detroit's west side at Warren and Asbury Park.  Police say a 50-year-old resident of the neighborhood was going to the ATM at a Citizens' Bank branch when he was approached by two young men that police describe as being around 18 years old.  Those young men were armed with a sawed off rifle and a handgun.

Robbery Attempt At Light Rail Station Backfires When Would-Be Victim Gets The Gun.  A shooting late Wednesday night [9/2/2015] at a light rail station led to an arrest after the would-be robber had the tables turned on him by his victim.  The shooting happened after 10 p.m. at 1250 5th Street on the Auraria Campus.  Denver police say James Arellano, 21, from Westminster, had a gun and smacked a victim on the head while attempting to rob a man and woman on the C line after first harassing a pair of teenagers.

Burglary suspect shot in head, arrested.  An Oakland man was shot in the head before he was arrested on suspicion of attempting to burglarize a home Wednesday morning [9/2/2015], police said.  Officers responded to a report of a residential burglary at 11:13 a.m., according to El Cerrito police.  They did not provide an address for where the incident occurred.  The 85-year-old resident armed himself and met face-to-face with two alleged burglars after they entered his home by breaking in the back door, police said. The resident shot at the suspects, who immediately fled.

Fayette Homeowner Confronts Suspect With Gun, Thwarts Burglary Attempt.  Fayette County deputies said a resident confronted a suspect at gunpoint and thwarted a burglary attempt, and officers are investigating the incident and another similar county burglary.  Fayette 911 reported in the early-morning hours of Wednesday [9/2/2015] about a burglary in progress at a residence located at 19958 Midland Trail in Ansted, according to a news release from the Fayette County Sheriff's Department.

Pizza delivery driver shoots teen robbery suspect.  Police say a Norfolk pizza delivery driver turned the tables on a teen robbery suspect.  Officers were called to the 900 block of Galt Street around 9:30 p.m. Sunday for the report of a shooting.  The investigation revealed a 15-year-old tried to rob a Chanello's pizza delivery driver at gunpoint.  But, the driver also had a gun and shot the teen.

'No, you're dead,' man tells would-be robbers.  A man opened fire on a group of would-be robbers outside his Orlando home.  The victim, Eric James, told WESH 2 he noticed someone driving a minivan with the headlights off Sunday morning [8/30/2015].  One of the men in the vehicle then approached him in the driveway and demanded his money and threatened to kill him.  James then says he pulled out his gun and fired about four to five rounds at the suspects.

Jonesboro PD: Woman shoots at robbery suspects.  According to the incident report from the Jonesboro Police Department, a woman was in bed Thursday night [9/3/2015] at her home in the 2900 block of Willow Road when her dog started barking.  She got up and said she saw two men, one on her front porch and another going to the back.  The report states she warned the man at the front porch she had a gun.  A few seconds later, she says he kicked the door open and she shot at him.

Apartment owner fires shot at burglar.  Vancouver police rushed to the Bridge Creek apartments just after 10:15 p.m. Friday night [9/4/2015] on a call of a break-in.  Police say the people who live in the apartment came home to find a man inside.  One of them fired a shot at the burglar, who then took off out the back door.

Bear Showing No Fear Shot & Killed By Campers Near Winter Park.  A bear was shot and killed by campers on U.S. Forest Service land near Winter Park on Sunday [9/6/2015].  According to Mike Porras with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the bear came into the family's campground while they were present and went after some food that was out.  An armed adult attempted to scare the bear by firing two shots but the bear didn't show any fear and wouldn't leave.  The camper then shot and killed the bear and immediately reported the shooting to wildlife officers.

Homeowner shoots suspects during home invasion.  Hartford police said a home owner shot two suspects who attempted to break into his Tredeau Street home late Saturday night [9/5/2015].  Police said they received calls just before 11 p.m. Saturday [9/5/2015] reporting a home invasion in progress at 109 Tredeau St. and that shots had been fired.  When officers arrived they discovered the homeowner was approached by two suspects who pointed a gun at him.  The homeowner, who is a legal pistol permit holder, was armed at the time of the incident and used his firearm to shoot the suspects several times.

Police: Home invasion victim fights back against four intruders, shoots and kills one.  A home invasion victim fought back against four intruders, shooting and killing one of them, at a Gresham [Oregon] mobile home park Saturday night [9/5/2015], according to police.

11-Year-Old Kid Shoots Person Breaking into Home in Missouri.  An 11-year-old child shot and killed an individual breaking into a home in St. Louis Thursday afternoon [9/3/2015].  Police said that the 11-year-old shot a single round from a handgun, killing a 16-year-old intruder who had entered the home in St. Louis County, the local Fox affiliate reported.  The 16-year-old was one of two suspects who attempted twice to break into the home Thursday while the 11-year-old and a 4-year-old girl were inside alone.  The now-dead suspect entered the residence through the front door after 2 P.M., upon which the 11-year-old shot the suspect.  According to authorities, the second intruder fled the scene after shots were fired and has since been taken into custody.

St. Louis boy, 11, left alone with sister shoots and kills persistent teen intruder.  An 11-year-old St. Louis-area boy left alone at home with his 4-year-old sister staved off several home invasion attempts before finally shooting and killing a 16-year-old intruder, according to police.  At least one neighbor, however, offered a different account of the shooting, telling CNN affiliate KMOV that the boys were arguing on the front porch before the younger child pulled out a gun and shot the teenager.  The incident occurred Thursday afternoon [9/3/2015] in north St. Louis County.  Police called to the home discovered the teenager's body lying in the front foyer.

11 Year Old Thwarts Home Invasion With A Gun, Cops Criticize Mother.  An 11-year-old boy shoots an almost 17-year-old who had broken into his home, saving his 4-year-old sister and scaring away another burglar.  The burglars repeatedly tried to break into the home, finally succeeding on their third attempt.  The mother apparently purchased the handgun because of several previous attempted break-ins of her home.  One can only imagine the relief that the mother had that her children were safe.  Yet, the reaction from police and authorities was to question why the gun was so easily accessible.

Also posted under Please refrain from defending your own life and property.

"Good Guy With A Gun" Store Clerk Kills Armed Thug To Defend Self, Customer.  Ahmad Samhan was simply trying to make a living at his family's convenience store in Wauconda, Illinois Sunday night when a masked man came in and pointed a gun at him and another customer in the store, and demanded money.  Instead of giving up the store's $20s, Mr. Samhan instead opted to give the robber .40s.

Left Freaks Out After Sheriff Says Gun Could Have Saved Woman's Life.  Guns are tools.  Sometimes, a tool can be used for good and sometimes it can be used for malice.  Every day in America, guns save the lives of police officers, of soldiers and of common citizens.  When one sheriff highlighted that a woman could have been saved by a gun, the left did not like his candor.

Lantana Homeowner Shoots Intruders; 1 Dead, 1 Injured.  A homeowner comes home to find two people in his house.  After several shots were fired, one of the intruders is dead and the other is wounded.

2 men attempt to rob, rape elderly woman in her Monterey County home.  Two men armed with knives entered the home and made their way into a bedroom, where they tried to rob and rape an elderly woman, according to sheriff's officials.  The woman was able to defend herself with a firearm, sheriff's officials said.

No charges to be filed in South Bend home invasion shooting.  The investigation revealed that the homeowner returned to his home and found a person had entered his dwelling unlawfully, and was still in the home.  When the homeowner confronted the uninvited trespasser (identified as Curtis Trent), a physical confrontation ensued.  During the course of the encounter, a shot was fired.  Mr. Trent subsequently died from his injuries.

Texas Pastor Shoots Intruder.  Some people are under the impression to that to be a Christian, one must be a pacifist.  That isn't the wisest of assertions, as a serial criminal breaking into The Church of New Beginnings in Baytown, Texas, learned the hard way.

"Because They Take The Money, I Shoot Them.".  One of these days criminals are going to learn that armed robbery is not a smart career in a nation where citizens are increasingly obtaining firearms and quality training in defensive gun use.  Wednesday [6/17/2015] was not that day.

Houston Store Clerk Kills Two Of Three Armed Robbers.  A family-owned convenience store was the target of a trio of armed robbers Monday [7/13/2015] in Houston for the second time in two weeks.  The violent thugs stormed into the store and began pistol-whipping the men behind the counter.  They didn't apparently see the clerk on the floor, who drew his concealed weapon and started dispensing instant justice.

Female Concealed Carrier Shoots Knife-Wielding Robber In Houston.  The robber clearly thought that he had the upper hand, and the woman appears to have played the situation she was presented about as well as anyone could.  She feigned compliance before putting a bullet into the bad guy, forcing him to flee for his life.  She appears to have escaped injury entirely.  The bad guy had to be life-flighted to Texas Medical Center due to blood loss, but they were able to stabilize him and he will be facing charges of aggravated robbery.

No charges after Morgan man wounds two intruders.  No charges are expected to be filed against an elderly man who shot two people who were trying to break into his home.  Morgan County Chief Deputy Steve Cochran said the shooting happened early Tuesday [7/28/2015] in the Petros community.  The man's neighbors are supporting his act of self defense.

Victim returns gunfire with suspects in home invasion.  According to the CPD [Conyers, Georgia], the brother awoke just before 3 a.m. to a loud bang and saw his bedroom door had been forced open.  "He advised he immediately shut the door and went to look for his gun, thinking someone was in the house," the incident report states.

Boulder police: Armed witness rescued woman from attempted murder outside church.  Police describe Heriberto Haro-Luna, drunk and incensed, confronting his recently estranged wife in a Boulder church parking lot, trapping her by the neck and threatening to slit her throat as she uttered final prayers.  It was just before 6 p.m. Thursday [7/30/2015], and an employee of Sacred Heart of Jesus, at 14th Street and Mapleton Avenue, happened to be walking to his car — with his concealed handgun — as the confrontation simmered.

Armed senior 'Santa' thwarts home invasion in Redford Township.  Ron Henrick is 79 and in his retirement likes to work as a clown and as Santa Claus every Christmas.  When one of his neighbors busted into his house, Santa grabbed his 12-gauge shotgun.  "I was going to shoot his a**," said Henrick.

Cincinnati man shoots at 1-year-old boy, is shot by man with concealed carry permit.  A 62-year-old man with a gun in each hand fired at four people — including a 1-year-old boy — before a civilian with a concealed carry permit returned fire and wounded the shooter, cops told FOX19.  Thomas McCary is being held without bond on four counts of felonious assault.

Woman who shot alleged attacker may have slain a serial killer, police say.  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.  Neal Falls showed up at the woman's home on July 18 after answering an escort ad she had placed on, according to police.  He showed up with 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, according to Fox affiliate KPTV.

Store Clerk Shoots and Kills Robbers But The Police Are Saying He Shouldn't Have.  A convenience store getting robbed in a bad neighborhood isn't really newsy or Earth shattering.  But in this case, two happened on the same day in different states... and with different results.

Lynne Russell, former CNN anchor: Second Amendment saved our lives.  Former CNN anchor Lynne Russell is giving credit to the Second Amendment after her husband fatally shot an armed felon who opened fire on them in their New Mexico motel room last week.  "The discussion over the debate to own a gun is just ridiculous," she told Fox News.  "As Americans we have the right to bear arms and as humans the right to protect ourselves.  I'm sure that the man who shot my husband did not have a gun permit.  Criminals will always have guns.  The rest of us legally obtain our gun permits," she added,

Lynne Russell, ex-CNN anchor, and her husband are alive thanks to a gun.  Lynne Russell and her husband, Chuck de Caro, believe they would be dead if she hadn't been carrying a gun.  Late Wednesday night [7/1/2015], Russell was forced at gunpoint from a motel parking lot into her room.  The robber, not satisfied with merely taking her husband's briefcase, started shooting at him.  Fortunately, Russell had handed de Caro her purse, with her handgun inside it.  De Caro shot the attacker, who later died at the hospital.

Police identify motel intruder shot by ex-CNN reporter.  Tomorio Walton had absconded from parole out of Memphis, and it wasn't clear how long he had been in New Mexico, Albuquerque Police Department spokesman Tanner Tixier said late Thursday [7/2/2015].

Police Identify Armed Gunman Who Attacked Former CNN Host and Husband.  Former CNN anchor Lynne Russell was also a deputy sheriff, private investigator and martial artist.  Her husband, Chuck de Carlo, who also reported for CNN, is an ex-special forces man with a biography well versed in defending himself.  Together they had his and hers guns with them in their hotel room.  Perp picked the wrong couple to mess with.

Restaurant Cook Shoots Armed Robber, Protecting 20+ Lives In Detroit.  Customers at a Detroit restaurant are calling an employee a hero for shooting an armed robber that pointed a gun at customers during a Sunday morning [6/21/2015] holdup: [...] It isn't clear at this time whether the cook who shot the robber was carrying a concealed weapon, or whether he had the firearm placed somewhere in the building.  What is clear is that Detroit homicide detectives investigating the scene are looking at this as a presumed case of justified self-defense.

Two Suspects Shot In Reported Armed Burglary Attempt.  In talking to the victim, Investigators say only one individual actually tried to enter the home.  That intruder was hit multiple times when the resident shot at him.  However a second man waiting outside in the car that took the intruder from the scene was also hit by a bullet from the gunfire.

Off-Duty Corrections Officer Fatally Shoots Robbery Suspect in Queens.  Police say the suspect walked up to a group of men standing with their motorcycles in Ozone Park [6/13/2015] and pointed a gun, demanding they turn over the keys to the motorcycles.  When officers arrived, they found the suspect lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to the head.

Report: SW Atlanta homeowner shoots, kills suspected robber.  A man was at his home on the 200 block of Howell Terrace [in Atlanta 6/14/2015]] when two men tried to break in, according to Channel 2.  Police told Channel 2 he fought back, overpowering one of the suspects and shooting him multiple times.

Teen With Fake Gun Shot Trying To Mug Concealed Carrier With Real Gun.  Note to bad guys:  You never know who is legally carrying in Florida.  Best be quick about your business or pick another line of work.  But, if you're not going to heed either, please DO keep bringing plastic guns to a gun fight.

KPD: Bystander shoots, kills robber at East Knoxville convenience store.  [Knoxville] Officers responded to the Breadbox located on the 6200 block of Asheville Highway around 2:35 a.m [6/15/2015] after receiving a call that shots had been fired.  When officials arrived, they found Tamon J. Stapleton, 18, dead with a gunshot wound.  Police say Stapleton, armed with a 9mm handgun, had entered the store and was forcing the female clerk behind the counter at gunpoint.

Man shot during break-in at Winston-Salem home.  The homeowner was woken up [6/15/2015] by an alarm activation on his property and responded outside to check.  While investigating the alarm activation, the homeowner told FOX8 he saw at least one person inside his shed.  He then discharged a firearm.

Man shot, killed during alleged robbery on east side.  A man was shot and killed [6/13/2015] during an alleged robbery on the city's east side, according to Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. [...] A man told police that he shot someone who was robbing him, IMPD said.

Police: Man shoots burglar who used doggie door.  A man who officers say broke into a home through a doggie door was shot by the homeowner Thursday morning [6/11/2015]. [...] Preliminary information at the scene indicated the suspect got into the home through the doggie door before they were spotted by the homeowner inside the house.

Woman fires at home burglars: 'I let loose on them'.  Five men who broke into Dietta Gueye's east side home early Tuesday morning [6/9/2015] got more than they bargained for when the 34-year-old woman opened fire at them with the 9 mm Glock she keeps by her bedside.  "They weren't ready for that 9 I had," she chuckled from a lawn chair in front of her house hours after the home invasion.

Shooting victim pulls gun on attackers.  According to the Orange County Sheriff's Office, a 25-year-old victim told deputies he was walking home [6/14/2015] when several people got out of a silver-colored car and began shooting at him.  Deputies say the victim pulled out his own gun and returned fire.

Three Alleged Armed Robbers Pick the Wrong Victim: 1 Dead, 1 Critical, 1 Wounded.  On May 29, three black males walked up to three white males moving into an apartment and allegedly demanded money at gunpoint.  One of the three residents pulled a gun and opened fire, killing one on the alleged robbers, critically wounding a second, and injuring the third.  The incident occurred around 11 pm in Aurora, Colorado.

Verdict in Squatter Shooting Case: Not Guilty.  It took the Sparks NV jury fewer than 7 hours last night to find 74-year-old Wayne Burgarello not guilty of all charges in the shooting of two squatters, one of whom died of his injuries, reports the Reno Gazette Journal.  Burgarello had been charged with murder for the death he caused and was also subject to conviction on the lesser included charge of manslaughter; he was also charged with attempted murder for the victim who survived.

Nevada jury finds man not guilty in killing of unarmed trespasser.  Accused of murder for confronting two unarmed trespassers with a deadly barrage of gunfire, Wayne Burgarello walked out of a Nevada courthouse a free man after the jury found him not guilty of all charges in the latest of a series of cases nationally testing the boundaries of stand-your-ground self-defense laws.

Sheriff Appreciates Armed Homeowner.  Armed citizens and local Sheriff departments make an almost unbeatable combination when they work together, resulting in low crime rates.  It is only when a sizable percentage of the population do not trust the local peace officers, and refuse to cooperate with them, that crime rates skyrocket.  Conversely, when local peace officers show that they respect and appreciate armed citizens, it builds mutual trust and respect.

Police: Eagle River man shot, killed bear in his yard.  An Eagle River man shot and killed a "large male black bear" that he said was threatening him and his dog at his home Saturday afternoon [5/16/2015], according to Anchorage police.  Anchorage area biologist Dave Battle said the incident appears to be the first reported self-defense killing of a bear in Anchorage this year.

Mass Killings Stopped by Armed Citizens, Updated.  Mass Killings Stopped by Armed Citizens has been my most popular article.  It was published on 16 December, 2012.  I had been collecting these incidents for a few years, ever since I noticed that the old media gave them virtually no coverage.  They received a little local coverage, but were ignored/spiked by the national media.  In the original publication, there were eight incidents.  Readers quickly brought more to my attention, swelling the list to fifteen.  Over the last two years, seven more incidents have been added.

Cops shoot hammer-wielding suspect in Midtown.  Dramatic video released by the department shows career criminal David Baril, 30, strike Police Officer Lauren O'Rourke three times with the weapon before her partner opened fire around 10 a.m. on Eighth Avenue and West 37th Street.  Officer Geraldo Casaigne saved his partner's life, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said.  "These officers had no chance to call for assistance — they acted quickly and instinctively," Bratton said.

Winterville police identify man killed in Friday night home invasion.  Police have released the name of the man killed Friday night [5/8/2015] during a home invasion in Winterville.  James Daley of Farmville died after police say he was shot while forcing his way into the home on Ashley Meadows Drive around 10:40 p.m.  Daley was the estranged husband of one of the residents of the home, according to officers.

Minerva area home-invasion ends in death for intruder, sheriff says.  A suspect in an early morning [5/9/2015] home invasion-style incident is dead after the homeowner apparently shot him, according to a news release from the Columbiana County Sheriff's Office.

Albuquerque Police: No charges for Los Altos Skate Park shooter.  Police say they've identified the person who killed a teenager at a northeast skate park in March, however, that shooter is unlikely to face any charges.  Albuquerque Police released new information in the Los Altos Skate Park shooting on Friday, including more than a dozen screen shots from a cell phone video of the shooting.  17-year old Jaquise Lewis was killed in the shooting, however, police say it appears the man who killed him fired in self-defense.  He likely won't be facing charges, unless witnesses can prove otherwise.

Pregnant woman, 8-year-old attacked by rabid fox.  "I turned around, I just saw the dust here, the kid was on the ground," Martin said.  "So I immediately ran over... I got him against the fence, I kicked him a bunch of times.  I thought he was dead at that point."  But after a few moments, Martin said the fox got up and began charging the family again, so he grabbed his gun and shot the fox three times.

Man Draws, but avoids Shooting.  I ran across the street to get away from the woman, and then the men advanced toward me.  One of the men wore a red sweatshirt, the other had no shirt on.  The man with no shirt on began running toward me, so I told him "I'm not getting in a fight with you stupid, I've got a gun on my hip!"  #vc

Armed Citizen Saves Officer Under Attack In Oklahoma City.  A rookie Oklahoma City police officer became separated from his partner during a foot pursuit and managed to close in on the robbery suspect they were chasing.  The suspect managed to get control of the officer's baton and started striking him in the head repeatedly, and the incident might have become another murder of an officer in the line of duty if it wasn't for an armed citizen stepping in to save the day.

Witness Pulled Gun On Burglary Suspect Who Was Beating OKC Officer.  New information is coming out regarding the rookie Oklahoma City police officer who was beaten by a suspect with his own baton following a burglary on the northwest side of the metro.  An armed witness may have been the only thing that kept that officer from a more serious beating, or worse.  It happened just after 2 p.m. Tuesday [5/5/2015] in the 2800 block of W. Park Pl.  Rookie Officer Adam Eller and field training officer Sgt. Michael Lambert were responding to the burglary call.

It Takes a Good Guy with a Gun to Defend Freedom of Speech.  The traffic cop with a pistol took on two terrorists in body armor, armed with assault rifles and extra ammo.  And when it was over, two Muslim terrorists were dead and freedom of speech was alive.

Instead of Mercedes, Carjacker gets bullet to the chest from armed citizen.  In one of those feel good stories that the lamestream media assures you never happens, a carjacker was stopped dead in his tracks (literally) when he decided to jack a car in the wrong parking lot.

Detroit police: Homeowner shot, 1 killed during home invasion.  A Detroit homeowner is recovering after being shot early Monday morning [5/4/2015] during a deadly shoot-out with someone who broke into his home.

Pleasant Grove man shoots and kills alleged home intruder.  A Pleasant Grove man shot and killed a man who allegedly was trying to break into his home Sunday [5/3/2015].

No charges in fatal home invasion shooting.  The man who fatally shot a home intruder in December [12/9/2014] will not face charges.  77-year-old Bobby Shaw told police he was inside his home in Tyler when he said 44-year-old Luke Garrison broke in.  Shaw fatally shot Garrison with a shotgun.

HPD: Employee shoots, kills would-be robber in east Houston.  According to HPD, an employee was carrying a bag as he arrived to work [4/30/2015].  When he got to the door of the business, a robber put a gun to his back and demanded cash.  The worker had a concealed handgun license and was hiding his own gun underneath the bag.  When he turned to face the robber, he shot the robber two to three times in the chest.

Armed Man Stops Crime Spree, Media notices!  A small number of violent criminals commit a large number of violent crimes.  These criminals only recognize naked force;  sometimes the person with a gun who stops them is a victim who is armed; sometimes it is a concerned citizen; sometimes it is the police.  In this case in Utah, the criminal committed multiple crimes in one morning, with multiple warrants for his arrest pending prior to that.

Sometimes Violence is Apparently the Answer.  Whatever you think about how offensive it is and whether it should or should not have occurred, the only thing that people should be saying today is that no one should have been shot for attending.  Yet instead of condemning the shooters, most liberals are focused on condemning the fact that the event occurred.

Shotgun, dachshund thwart Fla. thieves.  A St. Petersburg woman credits her shotgun and her dachshund for fending off would-be robbers.  Maryanne Benedict took protecting her safety and home into her own hands today.  Thieves hopped her fence in broad daylight at the home on 33rd Avenue North Friday afternoon [4/17/2015].

Boyd County Homeowner Fatally Shoots Intruder.  It happened Saturday [4/4/2015] on Oneal Drive in Rush, Ky.  Police were called to an alleged burglary which resulted in Gregory W. Coddington being fatally shot by the homeowner.

Attempted robbery suspect arrested after armed Burbank resident scares him off with warning shot.  A 42-year-old man was arrested Friday evening [4/3/2015] after he allegedly attempted to rob a Burbank home but was scared off when a resident armed himself and fired a warning shot, police said.

Citizen shoots suspected car thief after woman jumps on car hood.  A gun-toting citizen possibly saved a woman's life Friday [4/3/2015] when he shot a thief who was trying to drive off with her car, Smyrna police said.  That is because the woman climbed on the hood of her escaping Honda, apparently intent on stopping the theft from a car wash.  That prompted the driver to speed up, witnesses told Channel 2 Action News.

Cedar Lake woman fires gun, scares off intruder.  A Cedar Lake woman fired a shot from her handgun, scaring off an intruder who had entered her home early Friday morning [4/3/2015].  The incident occurred at 1:05 a.m. Friday in the 7700 block of 134th Place.  Cedar Lake Police Chief Jerry Smith said the woman told police she was in an upstairs bedroom sleeping when her barking dogs woke her up.

Warning shot fired during attempted home invasion in Sanford.  A warning shot was fired from a Sanford house during an attempted home invasion [3/31/2015], according to police.

Intruder shot by Detroit homeowner after breaking into house.  Authorities say a 21-year-old man was shot Monday [3/30/2015] when he broke into a home on Detroit's east side.  Police say a 29-year-old woman was upstairs when someone broke into her house in the 5500 block of University Place.

Suspect Shot, Killed During Robbery Attempt.  Police have released the identity of the would-be robber who was shot and killed [3/30/2015] after barging into a store and attacking the owner with a box cutter.

Armed 84-Year-Old Saves Wife From Punk.  Being 84 years old does not necessarily mean being a victim — not so long as our precious natural right to bear arms is honored:  [Video clip]

Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid Supports armed Defense of Home.  A homeowner shot an intruder in North Carolina on Monday, February 23, 2015.  An accomplice escaped.  The pair broke in through a basement window, then broke down a door to gain access to the house.  The homeowner called 911.  He armed himself with a 12 gauge shotgun.  When the intruders kicked open the basement door and approached him in a hallway, the homeowner shot one once in the chest.  The intruder died at the scene.

Police: Justified self-defense in North Austin homicide.  An Austin police sergeant said Monday [2/23/2015] that a fatal shooting in North Austin on Saturday appears to be an example of justified self-defense.  Sgt. Brian Miller with Austin police's Homicide Unit said Castle Doctrine should apply in the killing of 26-year-old Ray Anthony Arredondo.  A resident of a North Austin apartment shot and killed Arredondo after he broke into the tenant's home and threatened him with a gun.  "He has the right to defend his homestead," Miller said.

Suspected armed robber shot dead in West Virginia pharmacy.  Pharmacist Don Radcliff fatally shot 25-year-old Terry Gillenwater last Wednesday morning [2/18/2015] after he allegedly brandished a gun at workers at the busy Good Family Pharmacy in Pinch, West Virginia who had joked earlier about his masked appearance.  Despite the fatal shooting occurring in the morning, the shop was open and ready for business in the afternoon with the owner saying, "we cleaned it up pretty quickly and got back to work."

The Editor says...
Excellent.  Don't stop for a moment of silence, bagpipes, grief counselors, a balloon release or "closure."  Mop the floor and get back to work.  The message to the next armed robber will be crystal clear:  You will be killed on the spot and immediately forgotten.

Tulsa Residents Are Lawfully Killing Bad Guys At A Rate Of 1 Every 10 Days.  We're only 50 days into 2015, but those 50 days have been wild ones in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and a bad one for criminals.  Tusla's residents have already put five bad guys in the ground in shootings that have been ruled justifiable self-defense.  It's not a trend that anyone expects to continue.  There were only eight legal homicides in Tulsa in all of 2014, and only two of those incidents involving average citizens.  The other six justifiable homicides in Tulsa in 2014 involved police officers.

How many people are alive because one man ignored Sonic's request to leave his handgun at home?  On February 8[,] 2015, a customer who ignored Sonic's request that "customers refrain from bringing guns to the restaurant" was able to pull his gun and shoot one of three alleged armed robbers, killing him and stopping the would-be robbery.

1 killed in Owens Cross Roads home invasion.  One person is dead following a home invasion in Owens Cross Roads Monday night [2/9/2015]. [...] According to WHNT, the homeowner told deputies that at least two men broke into his home, at which time he opened fire in self-defense.

Woman Kills Sex Offender Breaking Into Her Home In Texas.  A woman living near Canton, Texas, didn't follow the Moms Demand Action playbook when a serial felon and sex offender attempted to break into her home.  She didn't cower impotently in fear.  She didn't place a desperate, fruitless 911 call, screaming for a police officer or deputy that would never arrive in time to save her.  Actually, that isn't entirely true.  She did eventually call 911, but only after she shot sex offender Chris Foster dead.

Police: Suspected burglar shot in apparent home invasion.  Police said the homeowner saw the suspected burglar in the kitchen and shot him.  The suspected burglar was taken to a local hospital in unknown condition.

Police say 11-year-old girl used her own shotgun to scare off robbers in Lapeer County.  An 11-year-old girl used the shotgun she normally keeps to go hunting with her father to scare off a robber in her home, police said.  The girl was alone at her North Branch Township home on Five Lakes Road about 3:45 p.m. on Jan. 30 when police said she surprised burglars who had broken into the house.

Terrifying footage shows man kicking down apartment door wielding a machete.  Twain Thomas, 54, from Potacello, Idaho, was threatening residents with the weapon in his building in February 2013, when he kicked down the door of James Cvengros and his girlfriend Kaila Gearhart's home.

Taco Bell Thief Demands Victim Drop Pants, Victim Kills Him.  On Tuesday [1/13/2015], an armed man approached a patron in a Taco Bell parking lot, demanded he drop his pants, and was subsequently shot and killed.  The attempted armed robbery took place in Pompano Beach, Florida.

Tulsa Convenience Store Reopens After Clerk Shoots Attempted Robbers.  Two of the four suspects that attempted to rob a store clerk are now behind bars; the other two were shot and killed by the clerk.  Police said the men went into the Ryan's convenience store near 21st and Mingo Wednesday night [1/14/2015], wearing masks and carrying guns.  They said they fired one shot at the clerk but he fired back twice, killing two of the suspects.

Pasadena man holds burglary suspect at gunpoint while waiting for police.  Pasadena Police Lt. Kelly Evans said a man attempted to enter a home [1/7/2015] through a back door.  "When confronted by the resident, he entered the garage," Evans said.  The man then got inside an unlocked vehicle in the garage.  He said the resident detained the suspect at gunpoint until police showed up.

Pizza delivery driver shoots armed robber in DeKalb County.  When she arrived, the unnamed driver was met in the driveway by a 24-year-old man who acted like he was picking up the delivery.  The man pulled out a gun, forced the driver out of the car, and attempted to rob her.  The victim was armed with a handgun she was able to retrieve from her pocket and shot the suspect.  A second suspect got into the victim's Silver Honda and drove away.

Papa John's Pizza stands by employee who shot armed robber in self defense.  The pizza franchise told Thursday [1/15/2015] the employee, who hasn't been named, will not be fired from the company.  The employee was making a delivery in Decatur, Ga., Sunday night [1/11/2015] when a man approached her vehicle, forcing her onto the ground at gunpoint, according to the DeKalb County Police Department.  The woman, who had a gun in her pocket, was able to fire at the man while on the ground — striking the alleged assailant, identified as 24-year-old Donquaz Stevenson, in the face.

More commentary on the Papa John's case:
On Firearms, Liberalism Breeds Confusion.  [Scroll down]  But wait! This particular driver believed — evidently correctly — that she was delivering in a hazardous area, and that she would be safer if she were armed. Carrying a gun may have saved her life.  Why, exactly, does Papa John's think that a company policy banning firearms makes its employees safer?  On the contrary, isn't it possible that the criminals who planned this carjacking were aware of the policy and singled out Papa John's precisely because they believed the driver would be an easy target?  Isn't it likely that Papa John's is endangering its drivers by publicly disarming them?

Business owner shoots, kills intruder.  Police say a Jackson man was defending his business when he shot and killed an intruder on Saturday [1/10/2015].  Jamie L. Rose was declared dead on the scene at First Line Automotive on Highway 80 and Gault Street after police say he was trying to break into the store.

Pueblo Police Say Man Shot During Reported Home Invasion.  Pueblo police are investigating a reported home invasion that resulted in a shooting early Saturday [1/10/2015].  Authorities say the homeowner in the 1700 block of East 3rd used a gun to defend himself.  A short time later, a man was found injured in the street.

Hurst Resident Shoots & Kills Robbery Suspect.  A homeowner in Hurst was shot while confronting a robbery suspect on Thursday night [1/8/2015], but was then able to return fire, killing one suspect and wounding another man.

Female Gun Store Owner Shoots 3 Robbers Who Killed Her Husband.  The owner of a women's gun shop has died following a shootout during which he and his wife took down three of the four armed robbers who burst into their Kansas-based store, police have said.  John Bieker, 44, and his wife, Rebecca, reportedly got into a gunfight with the men after they attempted to rob She's a Pistol in Shawnee, suburban Kansas City, at around 2.15 pm on Friday [1/9/2015].

Homeowner shoots, kills suspect during home invasion in SW Houston.  One man is dead after a suspect was shot and killed during an attempted home invasion late Wednesday [12/24/2014] in southwest Houston, police said.

14-Year-Old Stops Home Invasion.  [Scroll down]  A few minutes later, Anna Marie Wyant told a 911 operator what had happened.  "The man was breaking into the window," she told the operator.  "He was halfway in the window.  My grandson told him to stop and get out of here and he didn't so my grandson shot him. ... Somebody just broke in the house and we shot him."

Homeowner shoots, kills burglar.  The owner shot the intruder "an unknown number of times," according to police.  When the shooting ended, the man who had burst through the window lay dead on the kitchen floor.  The homeowner's sister said the intruder left her brother no choice.

Retired Homeowner Shoots Two Female Intruders.  A retired man, 60, was inside his home Wednesday [10/29/2014] in Atascocita, Texas when two females began banging on his door, according to Your Houston News. [...] Lt. [Walter] Stensland states what happened.  "They knocked on the door several times.  There was no answer and at that time they obviously didn't think anyone was there and they broke a window and gained entry."  As the two intruders broke the window by the front door, and began unlocking the door, that is when the homeowner made his second call to 911 informing them he had a shotgun.

Orange County homeowner shoots, kills intruder.  An early morning robbery Tuesday [11/25/2014] turned deadly when the homeowner turned the gun on the intruder.

Homeowner shoots intruder in burglary attempt.  About 3:35 a.m. Saturday [10/4/2014], officers were sent to a home on Woodstone on reports of an activated burglary alarm and that the homeowner shot someone who was attempting to break in, Amarillo Police Department Sgt. Brent Barbee said Monday.  When officers arrived, they found the homeowner and a man on the ground in the backyard of the home, near a rear-entry driveway.  The man had a serious gunshot wound in his thigh, police said.

Man shoots would-be iPhone robber, NOPD says.  A man who was robbed of his iPhone shot the would-be robber in the chest Friday night [11/21/2014] in the city's Gentilly neighborhood, New Orleans police said.

Armed Victim Thwarts Attackers.  It's not often a victim sends his attackers off running, but that's exactly what happened at this motel Wednesday morning [11/19/2014]. [...] Police say two men with their faces covered forced their way into the victim's room. During the scuffle, the victim was shot in the arm.

Suspect Can't Cover it All; Customer with CCW Shoots Him.  Tyerre Allan was only 25 years old, and he just got out of jail for a robbery that was done years ago.  Police say he was already a suspect in other crimes. [...] There were five or six customers in the Indiana Cash America Pawn shop, as well as 3-4 employees.  It appears that Tyerre, just out of jail, tried to ply his trade. [...] A customer pulled out his own gun, and it did not end well for the recently released felon.

Deputies: Homeowner scares off attempted break-in suspect with gun.  Anderson County K-9s were assisting in the search for a person after a reported attempted breaking and entering.  Deputies said a homeowner on the 1500 block of Big Creek Road fired a gun to scare off the person trying to break in on Thursday afternoon [11/20/2014].

Alleged intruder shot in Berry Creek home Monday night.  A man was shot twice Monday night [11/17/2014] after he allegedly forced his way into a Berry Creek home, according to authorities.  Deputies found Albert Sprague with at least two gunshot wounds outside a residence on Simpson Ranch Road, according to a press release from the Butte County Sheriff's Office. [...] Sprague told deputies he was shot by the home's occupant, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Garvin County Woman Cleared Of Wrong Doing In Boyfriend's Death.  A Garvin County woman, arrested in connection with the shooting death of her boyfriend will not face any charges.  32-year old Jessica Hopper was arrested last week after deputies responded to reports of a shooting at a home Hopper shared with Felix Clayton Williams. [...] The sheriff's office says investigators determined that Hopper was being assaulted and acted in self defense when she shot Williams.

Man killed in North Side shooting; shooter tells police it was self-defense.  Columbus police say no charges have been filed in a Friday night [11/21/2014] shooting on the North Side that left a 49-year-old man dead.  The shooter said he fired in self-defense.

Rosedale man shot another when attacked.  A 74-year-old man trying to help his female neighbor shot another man in self-defense Friday [11/21/2014] when he came upon the woman's apparent stalker.

KY: Armed Woman Stops Theft of her Gun.  Women are the fastest growing segment of the gun culture.  It has been reported that minority women benefit the most from the legal carry of guns.  Stephanie Carter notes that in Texas, the fastest growing demographic of concealed handgun permit holders is black women.  The ability to be legally armed brings about a profound change of attitude.

Teenager stops home burglary.  "I was home sending an email to my teachers about homework when my dogs started barking and I looked out the window but I didn't see anybody there so I went to the top of the stairs with the gun to make sure there wasn't anybody downstairs and then that's when the door opened and I saw him," said Justin Kugler.  Kugler says he was pretty scared because he noticed Roberts had a knife on him, but he was armed and ready for Roberts at the top of the stairs.

Man Shot and Killed by Homeowner in Home Invasion.  A spike in crime has some homeowners taking matters into their own hands.  This is all after a man accused of breaking into a home along Campbells Creek Road was shot and killed Wednesday morning by the homeowner.  The accused robber, Robert Andrew Carter, 31, died on the scene.

District Attorney: Colorado Springs burglary shooting was justified.  The Fourth Judicial District Attorney's Office said their investigation found a 59-year-old resident of a home in that area was awakened by the sound of an intruder.  While investigating the noise, she heard the sound of breaking glass and saw someone pushing in the window blinds and beginning to crawl in through a broken window.  Although she warned the intruder to stop and told him she had a gun, the intruder continued to enter the home, the investigation found.  Even after the woman fired a warning shot, the intruder continued crawling into the home.

This gunshot may or may not have saved a victim's life, but the robber lost his.
Police say man dumped at northwest Dallas gas station was shot while committing robbery.  Dallas police say a man who was fatally shot and dumped at a northwest Dallas gas station Wednesday night had just committed a robbery.  Saeid Ardestani, 56, was found wounded about 6:15 p.m. at the Valero station at Webb Chapel Extension and Larga Drive.  Surveillance video shows a man and woman leaving him there and speeding off after calling 911.

State attorney: Man who killed biker justified.  A biker who shot and killed another biker outside a Jacksonville Beach restaurant in June was justified in doing so, State Attorney Angela Corey announced Friday [11/7/2014].  Corey said Kristopher Stone was attacked by 40-year-old Zachariah Tipton and suffered great bodily harm before he pulled his gun and shot Tipton while in the parking lot outside Nippers Beach Grille about 8 p.m. June 26.

Man shoots 400-pound bear that twice tried to get at dog food.  A Florida man shot and killed a 400-pound black bear after it broke into his house two nights in a row to get to a bag of dog food, a state wildlife officer said on Friday [10/245/2014].  "I felt in danger enough that since it wouldn't leave I had to shoot it," said Victor Peters of Lady Lake of the Wednesday night [10/22/2014] incident in a video interview posted online by the Orlando Sentinel.

Intruder dead in Bellevue apartment shooting.  An armed intruder is dead after a homeowner opens fire.  Bellevue Police released the results of a preliminary investigation after more than 12 hours on the scene [10/25/2014].

Hero Grandpa — North Carolina Home Invasion.  Grandpa was shot multiple times by three thugs yet he did not stop shooting back.  He killed one thug and wounded two thugs who were arrested in the hospital.  Grandpa is in an Intensive Care Unit.

New details emerge on Canada shooting suspect.  The booming sounds of gunfire filled the halls of Canada's parliament as security forces spotted the suspected shooter.  Streams of people fled from the building as police rushed to secure the area.  The violent spree ended when 58-year-old sergeant-at-arms Kevin Vickers shot and killed the alleged gunman.  Vickers has a ceremonial role but is credited for stopping the attack outside a caucus room where members of parliament were holding meetings.

Two Pennsylvania lawmakers involved in shoot-out with would-be robber near Capitol.  After a day of votes and then an event for a fellow House member, two freshman representatives, Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, and Ryan Bizzarro, D-Erie, were a few blocks from the Capitol on their walk home a little before 11 p.m. Tuesday when a man pointed a gun and demanded a wallet, Mr. Flynn said.  When the man trained his gun on Mr. Bizzarro, Mr. Flynn drew his own weapon, a Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 380 pistol, he told reporters.

Man pulls 13-inch knife during fight at Northeast Philadelphia Pathmark, gets shot.  A man who brought a knife to a gunfight at a Northeast Philadelphia supermarket late Sunday afternoon learned the hard way that picking an argument with a stranger can be a pretty bad idea.

Single customer wins shootout with four armed robbers in Texas bar.  A rather startling story out of Texas from early Saturday morning [10/4/2014] comes our way and it puts a bit of a twist on the old saying about a bad guy with a gun and a good guy with a gun.  This tale actually involved four bad guys.

Illinois Concealed Carry Works: Attempted carjacking thwarted in Chi-town.  Concealed carry saves lives and deters crime. It happens each and every day throughout America. And now that Illinois has right-to-carry, it happens a lot more often in Illinois — even Chicago, home to some of America's strictest gun laws. You didn't read about this incident in the Chicago Tribune or Sun-Times because it doesn't fit the media's template of irresponsible gun owners!

Turlock woman turns the table on robber.  The female victim was sitting outside her residence [9/21/2014] when she was accosted by an unknown black male subject.  The man grabbed the woman's hair and put a gun to the back of her head, said Turlock Police spokesperson Officer Mayra Lewis.  The suspect searched the woman's car and when he didn't find anything in there, he told her to take him inside and hand over her money and credit cards.  Inside the home the woman told the robber the items were stored in a safe.  She opened the safe, but instead of pulling out money, she pulled out her own gun.

Detroit homeowner opens fire on suspected intruders, kills 1.  Detroit police Sgt. Michael Woody says the two 19-year-old suspects, a male and a female, broke into the home on the 19000 block of Asbury Park just before 6 a.m. [4/9/2014.]  Woody says the 47-year-old homeowner fired several shots with a rifle, striking both suspects after they broke a window and tried to get in.  The male was transported to a local hospital and pronounced dead, Woody says.  The female suspect was struck in the leg, transported and listed in critical condition.  The homeowner wasn't injured.

Mother opens fire on armed robbery suspects at downtown Charleston home.  Investigators say a downtown Charleston woman had a surprise in store for two would-be robbers when she took out a gun and opened fire on them [8/20/2014].

Orlando store owner opens fire on robbers inside business.  Orange County deputies said they are looking for two men who barged into a store and fired shots Thursday night [5/15/2014] before the store owner returned fire.  Deputies said they were called to the African Store on Orange Blossom Trail in Orlando after the men, who were wearing masks, ran inside to rob the business.

Store Owner Opens Fire on Robbery Suspect.  An armed suspect picked the wrong store to rob, after the owner pulled out his own gun and opened fire [9/25/2012].  New Haven Police said they were looking for the suspect for months, and claimed he held up stores in the Hill section of the city all summer.

Video: Marathon Gas Clerk Shoots, Kills 2 of 3 Armed Robbers.  Three armed and masked men took guns into a Marathon gas station in Canton, Ohio and attacked a clerk.  The clerk was armed, though, and he fought back.  In a scuffle, the clerk was reportedly shot in the leg and hip, but the injuries were not life-threatening.  He proved to be a better shot than his attackers and hit at least two of them.  [Video clip]

Store Clerk Shoots and Kills 2 of 3 Armed Robbers in Gunfight.  All three suspects were able to flee the scene, but the two suspects who were shot were found nearby and taken to an area hospital, where they both died.  The third suspect managed to escape unharmed and is being sought by police.  If he is caught, it is likely he will be charged with the murder of his two deceased accomplices.  [Video clip]

Religion of Peace Update.  Oklahoma got a dose of peace yesterday, when Alton Nolen, apparently a Muslim convert, beheaded a co-worker at the food company where he worked.  He attacked a second woman and would have killed her too, except that the company's COO has a gun and knows how to use it.

Houston convenience store owner kills robber in gunfight.  A young man whose family convenience store had been a target for criminals since it opened gunned down a robber this weekend when the man threatened his sister.

Springfield convenience store owner fights off would-be robber who stuck fake gun in his mouth.  Video footage from Wednesday's [9/10/2014] attempted armed robbery at a Six Corners market shows the store owner fending off an assailant who allegedly stuck a fake gun in his face.  "He put it in my mouth," said the owner of Walnut Convenience Store, who pulled out a real gun after fighting 20-year-old Fernell Pelzer.

Police: Union Twp. resident shoots intruder in self-defense.  A suspect was taken to the hospital in critical condition after being shot during a reported home invasion early Wednesday morning in Union Township. [...] Demetrius Robinson, 24, was found shot by a resident of the home in self-defense, officers said after conducting a preliminary investigation.

Deputies: Resident opens fire on intruders, fatally shoots one.  A man who lives in a third floor apartment says he was asleep when he heard something at the front door and went to investigate.  He told sheriff's deputies at least two men then forced their way inside the apartment.  He then confronted the two suspects and fired his weapon several times.

Woman Uses Her Gun To Ward Off Abduction.  An Ohio woman who is licensed to carry a gun but had only recently started carrying one for protection put it to good use earlier this week.  Dinah Burns was out walking her dog, Gracie, on a path near an elementary school in Lancaster on Monday [8/25/2014] when two men approached her with a baseball bat and threatened to abduct her.  "Two gentlemen came out of the woods, one holding a baseball bat, and said 'You're coming with us,'" Burns told WBNS, adding that Gracie was little help in deterring the men.

Gwinnett woman, 73, chases burglar suspect from home with gunshots.  According to a report on the incident obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Thursday, [Hilda] Douglas said someone rang her doorbell around 9:45 p.m. on Aug. 3.  She looked out her bedroom window and spotted a truck parked nearby in the middle of the intersection of Falconhurst Drive and Hewatt Road.  Douglas called 911 and waited.  Moments later, however, she heard glass shattering and then the pottery she placed in front of her backdoor breaking so she grabbed her gun.

Homeowner Shoots at Intruder, Thwarting Robbery.  Neighbors in a quiet community in Diamond Bar were shocked.  A neighbor shot at a burglar who broke into his home Friday [8/8/2014].

Homeowner shoots at burglar in Diamond Bar.  A homeowner shot at a burglar during a break-in Friday afternoon [8/8/2014] in Diamond Bar, authorities said.  A man was at home about 1:30 p.m. in the 400 block of N. Del Sol Lane when he heard a smashing noise, Los Angeles County sheriff's Lt. Frank Rivera said.  He soon discovered the noise was created by an intruder bashing his way through the home's front door.  Investigators suspect the burglar did not realize anyone was home when he forced his way into the house, Rivera said.  The burglar and homeowner encountered one another in the living room.

Beaten homeowner turns tables on intruder and kills suspect, according to Jacksonville police.  Bruised and bloodied by an intruder, a Jacksonville man and woman exchanged gunfire with the invader and put an end to an assault early Friday [8/15/2014] at their home.  The two were hospitalized, but a child there was unharmed and the suspect is dead, police said.  The dead man has been identified as Marquise Trevel Yates, 21, whose last known address was in the 6100 block of Arlington Expressway.

Jewelry Store Magnet for Gunplay.  A jewelry store in Little Saigon, Orange County California, has become a magnet for robbers.  In 2012, there was an attempted robbery in which one of the robbers was shot.  In 2013, several shots were fired at a thief who fought with the store owner, and escaped with a $9,000 watch.  Yesterday, 21 August, 2014, another robbery attempt ended in gunfire as a store employee drove off two robbers who had smashed a display case.

Police: Charleston woman shot at teens who tried to rob her at gunpoint.  The woman told detectives she was getting out of her car with her child in her arms when two teens with guns approached her from the rear of the apartment building.  The teens ordered her into the house.  Once she was inside, she ran into her bedroom, put her child on the bed and grabbed her gun, the report says.

SAPD: Alleged intruder shot, killed in home invasion.  Witnesses tell San Antonio police two men broke into an apartment unit by breaking down a door, but someone inside the apartment opened fire on them. The men attempted to run, but one was shot several times, San Antonio police said.

Police: Wife shoots suspected car burglar to defend husband.  The Eureka Police Department is currently searching for two male suspects, one of whom may have a gunshot wound to the leg, after a woman shot at a man who attacked her husband when he confronted the men outside the couple's Highland