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.
Female Concealed Carrier Survives Robbery and Drive-By-Shooting, Shoots Attacker In Head
Cocoa, FL — It’s scary enough surviving and getting out of a robbery attempt, but then to be shot at in a drive by attack takes things to a whole new level. This female concealed carrier however managed to survive both and score a head-shot on one the attackers in the process.
Witnesses told authorities that a mother and daughter were outside the store when two men in a vehicle approached them.
According to authorities, Latray Bell, the man who was with the person who got shot, held a gun and pointed it at one of the women and said she owed him money. The woman refused to give Bell the money, so the pair got back into their vehicle and drove away, but fired shots as they left.
Officials said the man Bell was with was the only person that was hit. Authorities said the woman, who has a concealed weapons permit, defended herself by firing back.
So, these two bad guys roll up on a mom and daughter, trying to extort money from mom by saying that she owes them money. The bad guys point a gun at mom to further intimidate her into giving them money. She stands her ground and refuses.
The would be robbers weren’t happy about the situation, and got back in their car. However, as the two failed robbers drove by the pair of women, they opened fire on them. This time, the mom realized that standing her ground wasn’t going to be enough to survive. She pulled out her concealed carry gun and returned fire.
The shootout lasted more than just a couple shots each. The storefront this exchange of gunfire took place at was riddled with bullets when it was all over. Inside the car, one of the would-be robbers was shot in the head. Both men were taken into custody; one going to the hospital and the other to jail.
Police have determined that mom acted in self defense and no charges are being filed against her. Kudos to mom for protecting herself and her daughter, and for not being intimidated by these couple of punks.
She found herself in a very dangerous situation and was forced to defend herself with her firearm. In the end she came out unscathed while good marksmanship landed her a hit that ended the threat.
Armed Good Guy Emerges from Chicken Coop, Shoots Invasion Suspect
Glen Burnie, MD – WBAL TV11 reports Thomas Fisher was checking up on his chickens around 7:30 am when he heard strange sounds coming from his house. He ran into the house where his fiancee was being attacked by two allegedly home intruders.
One of the intruders was allegedly holding one of Fisher’s guns.
Fisher said, “When I opened the front door, (the) only thing I seen was two guys, a gun and my girl. There’s blood everywhere. There’s a bullet hole in the wall.”
Fisher grabbed shotgun and went to work on the suspects, saying, “When I shot the guy, he dropped the gun of mine that he was holding. He dropped it and then he started crawling to it, so I shot him again.”
The wounded suspect is being treated for his injuries and is expected to survive. The second suspect fled the scene and was apprehended a few hours later.
The second suspect has been identified as Tyler Perdue. He faces multiple charges.
Even in California: Fresno Man With CCW Stops Burglar Inside His House
Fresno County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested and booked Enrique Garza, 54, of Sanger into the Fresno County Jail.
He faces felony charges of burglary and probation violation. He also faces a misdemeanor charge for drug possession. Garza is currently under Post-Release Community Supervision, which is part of AB109.
Around 6:30 p.m., Fresno County Sheriff’s Office dispatchers received a 911 phone call from a homeowner living on 2300 block of S. Lewis Lane in Sanger. The homeowner said he caught a man who had broken into his home and he was holding the suspect at gunpoint. Three minutes after the call came in, the Sheriff’s Office helicopter EAGLE One, arrived on scene. A few minutes later, patrol deputies arrived and took the suspect, Enrique Garza, into custody without incident.
On Thursday, the homeowner was doing some yard work on his property. After wrapping up in the evening, he tried to go inside his house using the front door. He found the security door to be locked, which he remembeed that he did not do. He also heard his dogs barking inside the house. He thought something might be wrong, so he cautiously went to a window he left open and as he pushed back the blinds. He heard a noise and then saw the suspect Garza standing in the house. The homeowner drew his CCW registered handgun from his pocket and pointed it at Garza, ordering him to keep his hands up and step outside. Garza complied and when he walked out the door, the homeowner told him to sit on the ground. The homeowner held him at gunpoint until deputies arrived. It was later determined that Garza had hopped over a back fence and got into the home. He was attempting to steal items when the homeowner interrupted him.
The homeowner is a 70-year-old man who has had a Carry a Concealed Weapons (CCW) permit for 50 years, which was issued through the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office. This was the first time he had ever had to draw his gun on someone.
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