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.
Pregnant Florida woman uses AR-15 to fend off burglars attacking her family
While the mainstream, anti-gun media will never report it, here is a heroic story that exemplifies exactly why law abiding Americans need the ability to defend themselves. I woman, eight months pregnant, defends herself and family after her husband was shot by home invaders.
Philadelphia Eagles Tackle Fletcher Cox Uses Shotgun for Home Defense
Fletcher Cox is a large, powerful man. The NFL pro makes his living clogging up the middle for the Philadelphia Eagles. Listed at 6-foot-4, 310 pounds, Cox is a Super Bowl champion, All-Pro and four-time Pro Bowler. Much of that success came via a remarkable ability to use brute force and violence to bend the will of offensive linemen, stuff opposing running backs and strike fear into quarterbacks. Yet when trouble came knocking at home, he turned to the everyman’s defense, a shotgun.
When a suspect carrying a baseball bat attempted to break into the NFL star’s home recently, Cox used a shotgun to scare away the assailant. After initially eluding police, U.S. Marshals apprehended the suspect, identified as Corbyn Nyemah, last week, according to 6abc.com.
Court documents say the suspect came calling to find his ex-girlfriend, but Nyemah allegedly damaged her vehicle, along with Cox’s front door after attempting to forcibly enter, according to 6abc.com. Footage also showed the suspect attempt to enter Cox’s garage multiple times while wielding a baseball bat.
The suspect admitted much of what the criminal complaint says is true, according to 6abc.com. Nyemah allegedly sent the woman a picture, via text, while brandishing a firearm. This allegedly occurred after the police pursuit, according to 6abc.com.
Meanwhile, the NFL, famously keeps a negative attitude toward its players owning firearms, even legal ownership. In 2012 the league made its stance clear, published via usatoday.com:
Whether possessed legally or illegally, guns and other weapons of any kind are dangerous. You and your family can easily be the losers if you carry or keep these items in your home.
While the statement goes on to acknowledge private gun ownership is legal, the League made it clear it discourages players from owning guns. Luckily for Cox, he decided to ignore the NFL’s weak, politically-driven advice.
Concealed carry permit holder shoots and kills an alleged armed robber in Restaurant
WXYZ reports the suspect allegedly “came inside the restaurant with the intent to rob the place.”
ClickonDetroit reports that the owner bought time by initially complying with the suspect’s demands, handing over cash. When the suspect turned his attention to the bartender, allegedly intending to rob her too, the restaurant owner opened fire.
The owner “was armed with a .40-caliber Glock pistol” and he “emptied the magazine” while engaging the suspect.
Police are treating the restaurant owner’s actions as a defensive handgun use.
On January 12, 2017, the New York Times editorial board voiced opposition to expanding opportunities for citizens to be armed for self-defense. The editorial board claimed, “The grim truth is that concealed-carry permit holders are rarely involved in stopping crime.”
Do you have a story of armed good guys that shows the importance of firearm ownership for self-defense? Share it in the comment section.
Sign up for K-Var’s weekly newsletter and discounts here.