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Florida Self-Defense Shooting-Store Owner Shoots at Would-Be Robber :: 08/26/2014
Arthur M. Lewis, of Florida, is a World War II veteran. He says he never fired his gun during his service overseas, but he certainly had to this past weekend.
Georgia Self-Defense Shooting-Concealed Carrier in Georgia Uses Handgun to Stop Robber Armed With Rifle :: 08/25/2014
A concealed carrier in Georgia is being heralded by police today after he opened fire on an armed robber. Police say the man's actions likely lead to an arrest.
Massachusetts Self-Defense Shooting-Revere homeowner shoots 2 after fight at party, officials say :: 08/24/2014
REVERE, Mass. —Revere police were investigating the shooting of two people early Saturday morning.
Tennessee Self-Defense Shooting: Man prevents robbery with self-defense gunfire in Jackson :: 08/23/2014
WEST JACKSON -- A man prevented an attempted armed robbery Thursday night when he fired his gun in self-defense, according to police.
South Carolina Self-Defense Shooting-Pee Dee homeowner shoots, kills burglary suspect :: 08/22/2014
A burglary in Mechanicsville has left one suspect dead and several victims injured, according to Sheriff Wayne Byrd with the Darlington County Sheriff's Office.
Texas Self-Defense Shooting-Resident shoots suspect during home invasion :: 08/21/2014
HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A home invasion ended in gunfire in a east Harris County apartment Thursday morning.
Washington Self-Defense Shooting-Robber goes for wife, neglects armed husband in store robbery :: 08/21/2014
An attempted robbery of a family grocery store in Bremerton, Washington, Wednesday night didn't quite turn out as planned when the store owner, armed with a gun, tripped up the would-be robber, sending him on his way.
Wisconsin Self-Defense Shooting - 'I Just Wish' He Treated Life A Whole Lot Better Than He Did. :: 08/20/2014
Joshua Drake's death isn't that extraordinary. The 22-year-old armed robber was killed in an exchange of gunfire with the employee of an optics store that he attempted to rob in Fox Point, Wisconsin, last week.
Arizona Self-Defense Shooting: Armed Homeowner Saves Elderly Female Neighbor From Violent Carjacker :: 08/19/2014
PHOENIX, ARIZONA - It's good to see neighbors helping neighbors. In this case, a brazen daytime carjackers threw an elderly from her car as she pulled into her driveway.
Minnesota Self-Defense Shooting: Woman Who Was Assaulted for 5 Hours Managed to Grab Rifle and Shoot Attacker :: 08/19/2014
ST PAUL, MINNESOTA - While this story is a defensive gun use, it can almost be considered a "Why I Carry" story as well, because the victim may have been able to avoid hours of abuse if a firearm was more accessible.
Pennsylvania Self-Defense Incident: Former Marine catches intruder inside friend's home :: 08/19/2014
ENON VALLEY, Pa. - Police said a former Marine came face to face with an intruder, aiming a shotgun at him.
Tennessee Self-Defense Shooting: Police cadet fatally shot after he opens fire on ex-girlfriend, friend and family members :: 08/19/2014
A dispute between a Knoxville police cadet and his ex-girlfriend Friday night became deadly when he opened fire on the girl, her family and a friend before the girl's brother grabbed a rifle and ended the cadet's shooting spree.
Florida Self-Defense Shooting: Couple Both Grab Handguns and Open Fire on Home Invader, Killing Him :: 08/16/2014
A would be home invader in Florida found out the hard way that you don't want to mess with an armed couple.
California Self-Defense Shooting-Visalia woman kills boyfriend in self-defense, police say :: 08/15/2014
VISALIA, Calif. (KFSN) -- Police say a Visalia woman acted in self-defense when she shot and killed her boyfriend.
Washington Self-Defense Report - Armed Employee Stops Suspect Who Attacked Group of Women and Pulled a 12in Knife :: 08/14/2014
An armed employee at a Tacoma, Washington wine bar was probably glad they were carrying a firearm when the following events happened.
911 operator orders 80-year-old grandmother to 'put the gun down' during terrifying home invasion :: 08/13/2014
NJ Logan was laying in bed recovering from hip surgery when she heard a noise outside. She grabbed her gun and went downstairs to investigate. A burglar had smashed a window and cut out the screen door. She called 911 but the dispatcher told her to put her gun away!
California Self-Defense Shooting-Homeowner Shoots at Intruder, Thwarting Robbery :: 08/13/2014
No one was injured. The burglar didn't get away with anything. "You just never know," said Sally Wagner. "You just take your chances when you do something very dishonest. Number one, go to work like everyone else!"
Missouri Self-Defense-ARMED CIVILIANS WITH AR-15's Save North St. Louis Businesses From Looters :: 08/12/2014
Last night several businesses in Ferguson, Dellwood and North County were looted and torched following the death of 18 year-old Michael Brown.
New Mexico Self-Defense Shooting-Armed Robber Shot and Killed Where Owners Encouraged Employees to Carry Guns :: 08/12/2014
Albuquerque police confirm a would-be robber was shot and killed at a smoke shop on Menual near Wyoming Sunday afternoon.
What Would You Do If a Gunman Opened Fire In a Public Place? :: 08/12/2014
Strategies to save your life: Mass-shooting incidents, while a rare occurrence, have increased in the years since the infamous Columbine High School tragedy in 1999.
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