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Pennsylvania Self-Defense: Philly carjacker shot by intended victim :: 01/29/2023

A would-be carjackers is in a Philadelphia hospital and headed to police custody if he recovers from his injuries after he was shot by his intended victim on Saturday night.

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Colorado Self-Defense: No criminal charges in fatal shooting inside Northglenn home :: 01/26/2023

A shooting death inside a Northglenn home has been deemed self-defense and no criminal charges will be filed.

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Florida Self-Defense: Armed Boyfriend Saves Bar Manager From Violent Attack :: 01/24/2023

U.S.A.-(AmmoLand.com)- Crime happens everywhere and at every time. It was after 2 am on a Thursday morning when a bartender/manager was closing George’s Tavern for the day. It was an ordinary day at the job in Samford, Florida. It was ordinary until the moment everything changed. Chelsea Putnam was only a few steps from the back door of the bar when she reached her car. Chelsea never saw her attacker as he hit her from behind. She saw him when he had her hands around her throat and was lifting her off the ground. Here is the rest of her story.

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Tennessee Self-Defense: Nashville woman speaks out after using gun to defend against teen carjackers :: 01/24/2023

Two teenage brothers, one 15-years-old and the other a year younger, are now in after allegedly carjacking a Nashville woman at gunpoint on Monday morning and firing shots at her hours later when she spotted them driving in the stolen vehicle.

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Illinois Self-Defense: Chicago man shot by concealed carry holder on Green Line train has 32 arrests in last 10 years :: 01/23/2023

Darius Moss is no stranger to police in Chicago. Since 2014 Moss has been arrested an incredible 32 times since 2014; a rap sheet that has also resulted in at least four felony convictions during that same time period.

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Illinois Self-Defense: Concealed carry holder shoots man trying to rob him on Chicago CTA train :: 01/20/2023

Concealed carry holder shoots man trying to rob him on CTA train

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Arizona Self-Defense: Avondale gas station clerk shoots armed robbery suspect, police say :: 01/18/2023

Suspect shot during attempted robbery at Avondale gas station

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Ohio Self-Defense: Teen stops home invasion with mother’s handgun :: 01/17/2023

MONTVILLE, Ohio (WJW) – Brayden Jarrett says he was home from school last Tuesday, looking out the living room window, when he noticed a strange car parked sideways in his driveway.

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Georgia Self-Defense: Three Armed Citizens Subdue Convenience Store Robber :: 01/16/2023

On the evening of January 9, 2023, a man entered an Ellijay, GA, convenience store and grabbed an energy drink. He then put a pair of women’s panties over his face that he had been wearing around his neck, went behind the counter, and at gunpoint, demanded that the clerk hand over the store’s money.

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New York Self-Defense: Gun-wielding Applebee's Customer Helps Arrest Man Who Slashed Worker: Cops :: 01/16/2023

An armed Applebee's customer in upstate New York stopped a man who allegedly sliced an employee's face with a steak knife, according to police.

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Iowa Self-Defense: Armed mom, security guard stop attempted child stealing in Des Moines skywalk :: 01/11/2023

The skywalk may be nearly empty but the doors are open from morning to night.

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Missouri Self-Defense: Attempted carjacking victim fights off would be thief :: 01/09/2023

BRIDGETON, Mo. – Carjackings are on the rise, and as police work to stop thieves, some drivers are now fighting back to protect their property.

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California Self-Defense: Merced County Sheriff's Office Reports Concealed Weapons Permit Holder Defends Self During Assault by Man with an Axe in Dos Palos :: 01/06/2023

January 6, 2023 - The Merced County Sheriff's Office reports on Tuesday evening, Deputies were dispatched to a property on Brannon Avenue in Dos Palos for a report of an assault. As Deputies were en route, Dispatch informed them that the victim, who is a legally permitted CCW holder, had shot an adult male in self-defense. The suspect had attempted to hit the victim with an axe.

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Florida Self-Defense: Armed bingo hall patrons halt shooting, hold suspect at gunpoint :: 01/06/2023

A Florida man (you know it’s a good story when Florida Man plays a starring role) is in jail and facing multiple charges after allegedly assaulting and shooting at two women outside a bingo parlor in Escambia County before armed patrons were able to put a stop to the attack.

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Georgia Self-Defense: LaGrange police arrest suspect after home invasion leads to gunfire :: 01/06/2023

On Thursday, Jan. 5 around 11:55 p.m., LaGrange police responded to a person shot near Mitchell Avenue and North Greenwood Street. Around that same time, officers were also dispatched to a home invasion involving gunfire at Lafayette Court.

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Iowa Self-Defense: Police: Shooting at Grinnell apartment was self-defense :: 01/06/2023

GRINNELL, Iowa (KCCI) - Police say a shooting at an apartment complex in Grinnell was self-defense.

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Kentucky Self-Defense: Kentucky Homeowner Shoots Car Burglary Suspect In Apparent Self-Defense Shooting :: 01/06/2023

KENTON COUNTY, KY — A burglary suspect was shot in Ludlow after advancing on a homeowner confronted him.

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Michigan Self-Defense: Tow Truck Driver in Detroit Stops Armed Attacker :: 01/04/2023

U.S.A.-(AmmoLand.com)- A towing company got a call about a junk car that someone wanted to be removed. It was about 9:30 Monday morning, the day after Christmas. That is when the driver of the flatbed wrecker pulled up to the address about seven-and-a-half miles northeast of downtown Detroit. The driver got out of his truck and looked for the vehicle owner. The temperature was below freezing, in the mid-teens, and with light winds. 

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Wisconsin Self-Defense: 79-year old man takes on Zoomer home invader and wins :: 01/04/2023

Most people about to cross over into octogenarianhood probably couldn’t win a fistfight against someone who’s almost four times younger than them, but thankfully a 79-year-old from Wisconsin didn’t have to worry about using his bare hands to defend his life when he was attacked inside his home. Instead, he was exercising his right to bear arms, and that likely made a life-or-death difference in the outcome of the encounter.

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Florida Self-Defense: Alleged Intruder Enters Home Through Window, Gets Shot Dead :: 01/03/2023

An alleged intruder entered a Lake County, Florida, home through a window Monday and was shot dead by a person inside the house.

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