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Examples of defensive gun usage to prevent crimes

We’re getting near the end of the year, and I thought it would be worth it to see how guns are being used by law-abiding Americans to deter criminals from committing crime. This is especially important for citizens living in Democrat-run cities that are “defunding the police”. I have some examples of defensive gun uses from November and December in this post.

This article from Daily Signal has a legal update, as well as some defensive gun uses.


In a case called New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, the Supreme Court in June struck down concealed carry permitting frameworks in several states that effectively prohibited ordinary Americans from carrying firearms in public for self-defense.

Since then, residents of those states have applied for concealed carry permits in droves, showing just how willing many of them always have been to exercise their Second Amendment rights when the government no longer prohibits it.

Take, for example, New Jersey, a state where only 870 applications for concealed carry permits were filed in 2021, when residents knew that almost no one would be granted such a permit. This year, the state administrative office in charge of permitting expects that 11,000 applications will be submitted by the end of December.

Similarly, Maryland State Police say that in the two weeks after the high court’s Bruen decision, they received over 7,000 concealed carry permit applications—up from just 1,000 during the same period in 2021.


Oct. 4, Dunn, North Carolina:  Police said a woman woke up at home to discover an intruder trying to steal several items—including her dog. She grabbed her handgun and, despite never having fired a gun before, successfully “shot [the intruder] out of the house.” Police said they later arrested the intruder, who was shot twice, and charged him with first- degree burglary.

Oct. 9, Church Road, Virginia: After a man fatally shot his father and two dogs during an argument, police said, an armed family friend intervened and held the suspect at gunpoint until police arrived. Local law enforcement officials said his actions likely saved the lives of several others inside the home.

Oct. 22, Las Vegas, Nevada: When a mentally disturbed man broke into a home, grabbed a kitchen knife, and threatened to kill everyone inside, the homeowner and his wife barricaded themselves in a second-floor bedroom. Police said the homeowner grabbed his gun and fired a warning shot, but the intruder continued trying to force his way inside. The homeowner fired the next round through the door, striking the man in the leg. Police arrested the intruder, who they said was the subject of several 911 calls that night and may have tried to break into other homes.

Oct. 25, Edinburg, Texas: Police said a woman shot and  wounded an intruder through the door of the bedroom in which she and her children were hiding. The intruder fled, but responding deputies found him about 100 yards from the home. He had entered the residence through a garage and continued trying to break down the bedroom door even after the woman warned him that she was armed and had called police.

Daily Signal had another article with December defensive gun usages:

After mass public shootings in Colorado and Virginia last month, President Joe Biden appeared to call for a ban on all semiautomatic firearms.

Biden told reporters: “The idea we still allow semiautomatic weapons to be purchased is sick. It’s just sick. It has no, no social redeeming value. Zero. None. Not a single, solitary rationale for it except profit for the gun manufacturers.”

[…]Almost every major study on the issue has found that Americans use their firearms in self-defense between 500,000 and 3 million times annually, according to the latest report on the subject by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Just this year, a more comprehensive study concluded that roughly 1.6 million defensive gun uses occur in the United States every year.


Nov. 2, St. Louis: An armed repairman came to a woman’s rescue after a neighbor opened fire on her. Police said the repairman sprinted down the street to confront the gunman, then dragged the injured woman behind a car for safety and rendered first aid. His actions caused the gunman to retreat inside his home, where he was arrested after a stand-off with law enforcement.

Nov. 6, Warner Robbins, Georgia: A man waiting for an oil change intervened to stop a kidnapping, following a child’s distressed cries into some woods, police said. He discovered someone on top of the child, choking him. The good Samaritan drew his firearm, grabbed the child away, and detained the kidnapper at gunpoint until police arrived. The assailant was charged with aggravated assault and cruelty to a child.

Nov. 9, Chandler, Arizona: The hunt for a suspect in a fatal shooting ended several blocks away from the crime scene after an armed resident detained him at gunpoint, police said. After the resident saw the man near a shed in his backyard, the man began to assault him and another resident when confronted. The resident then armed himself and was able to hold the suspect until police arrived.

Nov. 12, Seattle: Police said an armed ride-share driver assisted a young woman in her harrowing escape from a violent sex trafficker, offering the woman shelter in his car and then engaging in a rolling shootout with her pursuer while calling 911. The man’s actions not only saved the woman’s life, but ultimately helped to take down a multistate trafficking enterprise, investigators said.

Nov. 17, Covert, New York: An armed resident helped end a manhunt for a burglar who broke into two homes and may have stolen a handgun, police said. The armed resident confronted the suspect as he tried to break into a third home and detained him at gunpoint. Officers said they recovered a gun stolen by the suspect, who was on parole for a string of burglaries he was convicted of committing in 2014.

If you like these examples of defensive gun usage, please share the post. It’s important for people to understand why law-abiding Americans need to be able to own firearms. When seconds count, the police are minutes away.

2 thoughts on “Examples of defensive gun usage to prevent crimes”

  1. My wife is a trauma nurse and her patient a few weeks ago was a woman who previously had committed 9 aggravated robberies. Well in her 10th one, her would-be victim had a gun and fired right into her head. She is essentially a vegetable now. But this person did what the city officials couldn’t do and that is ensure that this burglar doesn’t commit anymore aggravated robberies on anyone else.

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  2. I hate guns, but that doesn’t stop me from using them. why hate them? Bad ears, arthritis, and so on LOL. A few months ago a friend and I went to see about an old wood kitchen range. the stove was in rough shape, but the owner said he had a shotgun for sale. Not cheap, but not a pint of blood and my first-born, as a new one would cost. For several years we’ve been tempted into buying boxes of shotgun shells. Good trade item, and all too often scarce. Now we know why. I bought the gun on a snap decision and didn’t realize till I held it how comfortable it feels. We do have air rifles and such (like heavily armed neighbors), but man, wow. Like it was made for me. niio


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