Defensive Gun Use in the News

A listing of just a few of the defensive gun uses making the news.

Remember, these are news stories that are usually printed because shots were fired.  In the majority of attacks the criminal is stopped and the attacker flees when they discover that their intended victim is armed and able to defend themselves. These cases seldom make the news.

Shooting to stop an attack is always the least desirable option. Law abiding gun owners should keep aware of their surroundings and whenever possible try to get out of a situation which may escalate to a self defense shooting situation before it is necessary to use a deadly weapon

November 26, 2017 - 12 News - Orange man holds chase suspect at gunpoint before Police arrest man

November 20, 2017 - The Blaze - Would-be burglar attempts a break-in. A gun-toting pastor is waiting for him.

November 20, 2017 - The News Star - Gun-toting homeowners thwart 2 burglaries, detain suspects

November 17, 2017 - WFTS Tampa Bay - Uber driver shoots passenger after being attacked

November 16, 2017 - WAPT News - Suspected burglar held at gunpoint by homeowner

November 15, 2017 - WMAR Baltimore - Man holds Michigan shooting suspect at gunpoint, tells him to get on the ground

November 16, 2017 - Fox 5 - Deputies: Pastor defends family, shoots burglar

November 17, 2017 - Fox News - Armed Kentucky homeowner halts alleged thief with gun, 150—pound Great Dane

November 13, 2017 - The New Orleans Advocate - Marigny woman fatally shot man she had accused of abusing her, court records show

November 14, 2017 - WSAZ 3 - Homeowner holds intruder at gunpoint until officers arrive

November 15, 2017 - Action News 4 - Homeowner holds burglar at gunpoint in Claysville, Washington County

November 14, 2017 - News Channel 5 - Home Invasion Suspect Arrested In Robertson County

November 13, 2017 - Spectrum News Rochester - Repairman shoots would-be robber

November 12, 2017 - ABC 13 Eyewitness News - Robbery suspect killed in violent gas station shootout in north Houston

November 12, 2017 - Ocala Star Banner -Couple found in home held at gunpoint, arrested

November 13, 2017 - The High Point Enterprise - Sheriff: Suspect held at gunpoint by homeowner after break-in

November 11, 2017 - KIRO 7 - Police: Florida man fires gun, scares off teen daughter’s kidnappers

November 9, 2017 - The Dallas Morning News - ‘Hero” pulls gun to stop woman from being raped on Austin trail

November 1, 2017 - NJ-com - Resident shoots, kills armed intruder during struggle, cops say

October 31, 2017 - WREG 3 - Olive Branch man, 89, confronts armed home invader

October 28, 2017 - Las Vegas Review-Journal - Woman shot man in North Las Vegas in self-defense, police say

October 30, 2017 - News 3 - Marion woman shoots, kills 19-year-old who broke into home

October 27, 2017 - KEEL - Pistol Packing Woman Foils Keithville Burglary

October 27, 2017 - KREM 2 - Idaho man holds suspected burglar at gun point, waits for law enforcement

October 27, 2017 - Tri-City Herald - They tried to steal parts in Finley. They got bullets instead

October 26, 2017 - Fox 4 - Good Samaritan helps family, stops carjacking suspect

October 26, 2017 - WYFF 4 NBC - Trail of blood led police to burglary suspect shot by woman, police say

October 26, 2017 - Eyewitness News 7 ABC - Panorama City resident opens fire on intruder during violent home invasion

October 25, 2017 - Police: Intruder shot twice while breaking into Iowa apartment

October 24, 2017 - Region 8 ABC - Homeowner finds escaped suspect hiding in trash, holds at gunpoint until police arrive

October 24, 2017 - Region 8 ABC - Homeowner finds escaped suspect hiding in trash, holds at gunpoint until police arrive

October 24, 2017 - Bozeman Daily Chronicle - Man shoots grizzly near West Yellowstone; state says “case of self-defense”

October 22, 2017 - Sentinel Source - Shots reportedly fired at Brattleboro burglars

October 22, 2017 - The Detroit News - CPL holder kills masked shooter at Highland Park gas station

October 21, 2017 - Pensacola News Journal - Milton shooting leaves one man dead

October 21, 2017 - KTVB 7 - Army veteran with concealed carry permit recounts stopping car prowler

October 19, 2017 - WAAY - Man shoots at burglar inside south Huntsville home

October 19, 2017 - Eyewitness News KENS 5 - Woman says she exchanged gunfire with home invaders

October 19, 2017 - Williamsburg Yorktown Daily - Police: Armed clerk thwarts robber at 7-Eleven

October 18, 2017 - KJRH 2 NBC - Intruder shot during Delaware County home invasion, officials say

October 19, 2017 - Las Vegas Review-Journal - Good guy with a gun stops kidnapping.

October 18, 2017 - WNCT 9 - Husband defends wife with gun

October 18, 2017 - Fox 12 Oregon - Police: Vancouver homeowner, former mayoral candidate shoots prowler

October 18, 2017 - Journal News - Middletown woman fires gun into air as home break-in suspect flees

October 15, 2017 - WISHTV. CH8- Man shoots, kills attempted robber on east side

October 15, 2017 - KOIN 6 - McMinnville homeowner shoots, wounds intruder

October 13, 2017 - San Benito News - Attempted burglary leads to shots fired

October 13, 2017 - Fox News - Attacker with knife flees after woman reveals her concealed carry gun, police say

October 13, 2017 - Action News 4 - ‘I got a gun:’ A 78-year-old woman’s 911 call lands Pitt student homicide suspect Matthew Darby in jail

October 3, 2017 - Chicago Tribune - Suspect shot while trying to rob armored car driver

October 8, 2017 - Chicago Sun Times - Home invader shot multiple times in Bronzeville

October 9, 2017 - The Daytona Beach News Journal - 81-year-old New Smyrna-area homeowner shoots at burglar

September 29, 2017 - WRAL - Woman who shot Walmart bra-theft suspect acted in self-defense

September 28, 2017 - The State Journal Register - Springfield homeowner says he shot intruder

September 27, 2017 - WSOC TV - Gaston Co. woman grabs gun, chases burglars away from home

September 26, 2017 - WTVA - Homeowner holds Verona man at gunpoint

September 25, 2017 WTVM LA - Homeowner shoots burglary suspect dressed as a woman

September 25, 2017 Chicago Sun Times - Robbery suspect shot to death in Hammond

September 25, 2017 - Pensacola News Journal - PPD: Woman shoots ex-boyfriend in self-defense as he tries to break into apartment

September 24, 2017 - The Washington Post - Mass shooting attacker subdued by victim with gun

September 22, 2017 - CT Post - One shot after attempted burglary in Bridgeport

September 22, 2017 - Chicago Sun Times - Customer shoots robber at Dolton auto parts store

September 21, 2017 - American Statesman - Armed runner stopped sex assault on trail

September 21, 2017 - WLWT - Clerk shoots man attempting to rob store

September 12, 2017 - Shreveport Times - Burglars meet match in armed neighbors

September 11, 2017 - Lower Paxton Township Police Department - Homeowner fatally shoots suspect beating elderly woman with baseball bat

September 11, 2017 - NBC DFW - Man Fatally Shot After Threatening Man Licensed to Carry a Firearm

September 8, 2017 - Idaho State Journal - Authorities identify suspected intruder who was fatally shot during apparent home invasion

September 10, 2017 - Penn Live - Suspect dead after homeowner shoots him in home invasion: police

September 8, 2017 - Sheriff’s Department: 69-year-old Sierra Vista woman shoots intruder

September 5, 2017 - The Chronicle - Pistol-packin’ mama chases off would-be burger

August 30, 2017 - Las Vegas Now - Overnight robbery ends in shootout

August 30, 2017 - New York Post - This shotgun-wielding Texan has no time for looters

August 29, 2017 - WISN (ABC) - Would-be mugger surprised by gun-toting victim

August 23, 2017 - The Pagosa Springs Sun - Suspected intruder shot approximately 20 miles west of town.

August 22, 2017 - Charleston Gazette-Mail - Sissonville shooting leaves man dead after suspected knife attack

August 23, 2017 - Salina Man Held at Gunpoint After Trying to Break in to Home

August 21, 2017 - Arkansas Democrat —Gazette - Police: Robber tries to take woman’s purse, when 57-year-old shows gun at west Little Rock shopping center

August 23, 2017 - The Wichita Eagle - Convenience store clerk fires shot at robber

August 21, 2017 - The New York Times - Judge Returns Fire After He Is Ambushed on Way to Court

August 19, 2017 - WMCActionNews 5 - Deputies: Homeowner shoots, kills intruder in Chester County

August 19,2017 - The New & Reporter - Baton Rouge Road shooting under investigation

August 17, 2017 - Fox21 News - Police: Witness fires shot during suspected burglary in western Colorado Springs

August 16, 2017 - WREX NBC 13 - Suspect had at gunpoint during Ogle County burglary

August 17, 2017 - Fox 9 News - Cell phone store clerk with permit to carry shoots robbery suspect in Inver Grove Heights

August 17, 2017 - Atlanta Journal Constitution - Police: Newton Co. homeowner shoots at man who kicked in door

August 16, 2017 - CBS 8 - Suspect shot by homeowner, locked inside room in Escondido

August 15, 2017 - News 6 - Man shoots, kills intruder in Marion County, deputies say

August 15, 2017 ABC 13 News Now - Homeowner shoots suspected burglar in Hampton

August 14, 2017 - 2 First News - Cape Coral man stops drugged-out teen from home burglary

August 14, 2017 - WRDW-TV 12 - Man shot in self-defense steals, then crashes, truck

August 12, 2017 - Omaha World Herald - Shot that hit Omaha man accused of domestic assault was fired in self-defense, prosecutor says

August 8, 2017 - Columbus man kills home intruder in self-defense, police say

August 8, 2017 - KWTX 10 - Man wounded in exchange of gunfire with robber taken to local hospital

August 6, 2017 - ABC 8 - Blytheville Polie release details behind deadly armed robbery attempt

August 7,2017 - St. Pete Patch - 3 Stabbed before man with gun stops robber: Deputies

August 7, 2017 - The News Tribune - Police: Man broke into apartment but left with a gunshot wound

August 2, 2017 - ABC 15 - Nude man walks into Tempe home, homeowner holds man at gunpoint

August 2, 2017 - WIBC News - Greenwood Homeowner holds burglary suspect at gunpoint

August 2 2017 - WAVE 2 News (NBC) - Shots fired in home invasion, intruder stopped

August 2, 2017 - WPRI 12 News - Man shot while breaking into sister’s home in Dighton

July 30 2017 - Fox 17 News - Man attacks gun carry permit holder with knife, and it doesn’t end well for attacker

July 30 - WESH TV (NBC) - Homeowner shoots alleged attempted burglar

July 27, 2017 - The Robesonian - Woman shoots burglary suspect multiple times

July 26, 2017 - 2 Houston - Wingstop employee injuries masked robber during shootout in Third Ward

July 24, 2017 - KCENTV (NBC) - Suspect fatally shot by man in self-defense

July 24, 2017 - US News - Man Shot in Front Yard Was Attacking Neighbor

July 19, 2007 - WKRN - Elderly man shoots suspect in attempted robbery

July 24, 2017 - WNCN (CBS) - NC island motel landlord shoots, kills man armed with knife

July 25, 2017 - WSB-TV Atlanta - Homeowner shoots, kills burglar

July 18 2017 - WJLA (ABC) - Ohio homeowner shoots two intruders

July 19, 2017 - Herald-Tribune - Pizza Hut employee shoots robber

July 18, 2017 - WBRZ 2 (ABC) - Intruder dead after homeowner defends property

July 14, 2017 - Winchester Star - Good Samaritans take proper steps that stop carjacking suspect

July 18, 2017 - KCTV News 5 - Robbery victim fatally shot armed man at gated south Kansas City apartment complex

July 18, 2017 - WPXI News - Suspect shot in leg during home invasion

July 17, 2017 - ABC 7 - Rancho Cucamonga homeowner shoots knife-wielding burglar

July 18, 2017 - WDHN News - Church burglar suspect shot

July 17,2017 - KHQ (NBC) 17-year-old Spokane girl pulls gun on home intruder on the run from Spokane County deputies

July 13, 2017 - WRAL - Sanford woman shoots, kills home intruder

July 11, 2017 - The Commercial Appeal - Suspect shot in attempted robbery at Midtown apartment

July 7, 2017 - The Red Springs Citizen - Businessman shoots intruder

June 26, 2017 - Fox 8 Cleveland - Woman in wheelchair scares off burglars by showing gun

July 6, 2017 - Fox 13 - Batesville store owner tired of break-ins camps out, shoots burglar

July 6, 2017 - Chicago Tribune - Clerk subdues armed robber: ‘He came in to kill him and then rob him’

July 6, 2017 - Norwalk Reflector - Woman kills intruder in apparent self-defense

July 5, 2017 - Press Herald - Rockland man in wheelchair won’t be prosecuted for shooting burglar

June 30, 2017 - Juneau Empire - Armed 11-year old boy save fishing party from charging bear

July 2, 2017 - Channel 8 (NBC) - Pinellas mom shoots intruder who attacked her and neighbor

July 2, 2017 - The Kentucky Standard - Father holds intruder at gunpoint until help arrives

 

 

 

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