News stories of civilian self-defense seldom receive adequate media coverage. After all, armed good guys stopping violent felons does not make headlines like the lives of innocents being taken. Bias and agendas play their part, but the media does not cover an event that did not happen, such as a case where a good guy stopped a violent event before it resulted in the loss of innocent life. However, these are exactly the type of stories we need to highlight to educate non gun owners before they head to the voting booth.
Update: Man Uses AK-47 to Defend Against Five Home Invaders
A few weeks ago, the Armory brought you the story of Houston man who successfully defended against five armed home invaders/robbers using his AK-47. The story was popular, that we thought it warranted an update.
HOUSTON, TEXAS — A man fought for his life against not one, not two, but five armed men who broke into his home. This gun owner was prepared for a fight, and utilized his AK-47 to defend his home and his life.
Two masked men went into the home where the 20-year-old resident was. At first, he though it was a joke, but quickly realized that these armed men meant business.
When they demanded cash, the resident complied. At least, that’s what he wanted them to believe. He said that he was going for what they wanted and reached under the couch.
Instead of pulling out money, he instead pulled out his AK-47 and began shooting at the suspects.
Three of the men were killed, and the other two were injured. Both injured suspects were taken to the hospital and then arrested.
The defender pursued the invaders into the front yard. The pile of brass in the front yard has been described as being from several different guns.
The defender continued the gunfight with three occupants of the car that delivered the two home invaders. The group fled the scene in the car.
The car crashed a couple of blocks away. One suspect was found in the car, dead. One wounded suspect was found at Capitol and 71st Street, he was the suspect that died at the hospital. The third suspect from the car was wounded, fled the scene, and was being treated in the hospital.
The resident was not wounded during the incident, and police do not expect any charges to be filed. What this 20-year-old did was something that couldn’t be done unarmed, and he very well could have saved his own life that day.
He showed skill, and maintained his cool under pressure. His approach of pretend compliance is what made this self-defense as successful as it was, by completely catching his aggressors off guard, even though it was their full intention to catch their target victim in the same manner.
Burglary Suspect Shot After Breaking Into Home, Undressing in Girl’s Room
LOUISVILLE, KY — Only two weeks after moving in, a family went through intense moments of terror after a 12-year-old girl said she found her next-door neighbor undressing in her bedroom.
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“It’s initial fear. It’s initial shock. It’s initial trauma,” said the girl’s father, Ali Bracey.
Police said Donald Oliver climbed through his neighbor’s window on Homeview Drive on Sunday morning.
According to arrest records, Oliver was in a 12-year-old girl’s room, took off his clothes and then went into the kitchen.
The girl hid under her covers and sent an alarming text message to her mother.
“We instantly got up because I’m, like, ‘Who can be in the house?’ When we saw him, I was just in shock,” said the girl’s mother, Tina Burton.
“He turned around and he growled at me. He growled like ‘grrr!'” Ali Bracey said. “He growled at me, and when he growled at me, I attacked him. I grabbed a broom. I started whacking him with a broom.”
Bracey shot Oliver several times during the struggle.
“We’re still tussling. I’m punching, punching, punching him. It’s like it’s being effective, but at the time we’re fighting, I’m screaming ‘Get something! Grab something! Get something! Grab something!’ and next thing I know he got shot.”
Oliver was brought into the courtroom in a wheelchair Monday. He pleaded not guilty to burglary, assault and drug possession.
The judge increased Oliver’s bond to $50,000 Monday. His next court appearance is scheduled for April 25.
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