23 Apr , 2015

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74-year-old grandma stops knife wielding robber: “You back off, or I’ll blow your head off”

A 74-year-old woman in Fort Worth, Texas stopped a robber who had a knife to her throat (a video from the local Fox affiliate is available here):

Jewell Turner, 74, told NBC 5 she was waiting in her minivan outside of her doctor’s office, near the corner of West Magnolia Avenue and 6th Avenue in the city’s Near South Side, when a man tapped on the glass of her driver’s side window.

5 Apr , 2015

Concealed Handgun Permit Holder in Georgia may have saved a woman’s life in Car Jacking

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com

From MyFoxAtlanta:

Police say a car theft goes awry when the owner of the car spots the thief take off, and jumps on the hood of the car.

The owner of Fast Trac car wash showed us surveillance of the ordeal. The video shows a bystander watching the car drive off with the woman on the hood; he takes out his gun, and chases it.

28 Mar , 2015

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Permit holder successfully defends himself against an armed robber, robber wanted the new Air Jordans the victim had just bought


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From WCPO-TV Channel 9 in Cincinnati about a defensive gun use in Dayton, Ohio:

A 16-year-old Middletown High School football player wanted to buy the new Air Jordans on sale Saturday morning at the Dayton Mall.

24 Mar , 2015

Concealed handgun permit holder stops gunman at barbershop

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20 Mar , 2015

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Florida permit holder saves woman who was being brutally beaten

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From WPTV NBC Channel 5 in West Palm Beach, Florida:

That’s when witnesses say Anderson stepped in to help.

“He saw a woman being attacked at night, and he went to her aid. In my opinion I think he did the right thing,” the sheriff says.

20 Feb , 2015

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Pharmacist uses permitted concealed handgun to defend a store full of workers and customers

From WCHS ABC TV in Kanawha County, West Virginia on Thursday, February 19th:

. . . Eight people were inside the pharmacy in Pinch when the suspect came through the door about 9:45 a.m.

Kanawha deputies said the man, identified by Kanawha deputies as Terry Gillenwater, 25, of Quick, was wearing a mask over his face.

15 Feb , 2015

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Woman shoots man, a sex offender, who broke into her home at 4:30 AM

From KLTV in Tyler, Texas about a home invasion in Van Zandt County (just east of Dallas):

. . . According to the Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Office, at 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday, they received a 911 call from a homeowner on Texas State Highway 19 north of Canton, in rural Van Zandt County.

15 Feb , 2015

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Why have a concealed handgun at a restaurant?: 23-year-old National Guard member stops three armed robbers at a Sonic restaurant

From WXIA TV (Channel 11) in Atlanta:

A 23-year-old National Guard member foiled an attempted robbery at a DeKalb County restaurant Sunday night.

It happened at the Sonic in the Belvedere Plaza shopping center near the intersection of Memorial and Columbia drives.

. . . the victim, Joseph Toombs, was waiting in line at the drive-thru when he saw three suspects approach him on foot.

5 Feb , 2015

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67-year-old concealed handgun permit holder fatally shoots one of the two men who tried to rob him

An attempted robbery of a 67-year-old black man by two other men occurred in Cobbs Creek Park, Upper Darby, Pennsylvania on Wednesday, February 4th  (click on the above picture to enlarge).  The park is a little west of the Philadelphia Zoo.  The police chief says in a video to NBC 10 News: “to be quite frank with you, [the permit holder] did what he had to do.”  From the Delaware County Daily Times:

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2 Feb , 2015

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11-year-old girl protects herself with a shotgun from two adults who broke into her home

Mlive.com reports on an 11-year-old in Lapeer County, Michigan who was able to protect herself against two home invaders.

An 11-year-old girl used the shotgun she normally keeps to go hunting with her father to scare off a robber in her home, police said.

The girl was alone at her North Branch Township home on Five Lakes Road about 3:45 p.m.