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 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.
Teen Girl Fires Shot at Armed Intruder in Spanaway, WA
A 16-year-old girl managed to scare off an armed intruder in her home Friday morning when she fired a shot at him, Pierce County Sheriff’s Department deputies said.
The incident actually began about 90 minutes earlier just before 6 a.m., when a woman called 911 to report her ex-boyfriend had threatened her with a knife at her home in the 17200 block of 11th Ave. Ct. East. She told arriving deputies she and the man had been involved in several recent domestic violence incidents incidents. Friday morning, he had come back to pick up his belongings that were left in the front yard when he barged into the woman’s home and got into an argument. The man pulled out a knife, threatened her with it, then went outside and slashed the woman’s tires, deputies said.
Deputies used police dogs to search for the man but came up empty.
However, police received another 911 call just before 7:30 from a 16-year-old girl who lived across the street saying she had just fired a shot at an armed intruder.
The teen told returning deputies that after the first incident, she and her mom had gone across the street to check on the woman involved in the first incident. The girl returned home first to find the power had been shut off and grabbed a .22 pistol, deputies said.
Moments later, she heard a noise coming from the backyard and saw the man from before standing in her door.
The teen said the man told her “she was going to die” and tried to stab her with a knife several times. He managed to cut her shirt and give a light wound to her home before she kicked the man away and fired one shot at him. The man ran off.
Deputies saw a man who matched the description walking down a nearby road and arrested him. He was found to have a knife, black airsoft pellet gun, 35 rounds of hollow point 9mm ammunition, and black gloves, deputies said.
The 34-year-old suspect was booked into the Pierce County Jail for investigation of first degree assault and burglary, as well as potential charges of domestic violence assault, unlawful imprisonment, and malicious mischief.
NY Mother Stops Violent Home Invasion, Saves Her Four Children!
In New York State, it appears that some criminals think that everyone is unarmed as a result of the state’s oppressive gun control laws.
It turns out that some New Yorkers are still armed, and willing to defend themselves and their loved ones from the hands of violent criminals! 33-year-old Jason Lopez found that out the hard way when he broke into a home in the 500 block of Pine St., in Elmira, NY shortly after 6am on Sunday, August 26.
Lopez, a convicted felon who has served a half-decade prison sentence for robbery in the Upstate Correctional Facility in Malone, NY, was shot in the chest with a shotgun by a woman in the home.
Here’s all the details according to news outlet WENY.com:
The Elmira Police Department has released more details regarding the Perine Street home invasion that occurred Sunday morning.
According to police, around 6:12 in the morning, officers responded to the 500 block of Perine Street for a report of a home invasion in progress. Officers had learned the intruder had made entry into the residence and was shot by the resident.
Today, officers have identified the suspect as Jason Lopez, 33, of Elmira.
Lopez remains hospitalized as he receives treatment for a single gunshot wound.
According to police, the homeowner and Lopez are not acquainted in anyway and the motive is still under investigation.
The weapon used by the homeowner was reportedly a 12 gauge shotgun; police say the firearm is legally owned by the homeowner.
Authorities say the woman had her four minor children in the home with her at the time — and stated that she will not be facing charges in connection with the incident.
While Governor Cuomo and his ilk want to disarm everyone in New York, this mother and her four children are undoubtedly happy that he has not been successful to date.
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