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Defensive Gun Use....
This does not get talked about or featured in the media nearly as much as it should.
I am going to try with some regularity to keep this thread updated with stories of good citizens using firearms to defend and protect their lives, loved ones and property.

Please add to it if you come across a story pertaining to DGU.
 

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By Briana Collier | April 28, 2020 at 3:22 PM EDT - Updated April 28 at 4:42 PM
RICHMOND HILL, Ga. (WTOC) -A shooting in Richmond Hill left one person injured. That person was taken to the hospital and is recovering.
It happened just after 11:40 pm at the Royal Inn hotel near I-95. The shooter was arrested and after questioning was released due to self-defense; no charges were filed.
Richmond Hill Police say the shooting happened after an argument in one of the rooms at the Royal Inn. They say the people involved are not from here and shootings are pretty unusual for their department.
Investigators spent much of the night into the morning collecting evidence from the hotel room the shooting took place in.
Captain Jason Sakelarios with the Richmond Hill Police Department says they were able to gather blood samples, shell casings, and even recover the gun that was used.
He says officers were able to respond quickly because they happened to have a crew close by.
“What we’ve discovered so far is that there was some type of verbal altercation and it started to turn a little bit physical, one of the parties that was involved felt threatened and felt his life was in danger so he pulled a gun and fired a shot,” said Captain Sakelarios. "It is isolated, this is a little unusual for us for here in Richmond Hill, the parties involved are not from Richmond Hill they’re from some other cities a little bit farther out, I believe further south like St. Mary’s was one person, one person was from Savannah, one person was from the area of Pembroke, North Bryan County, South Bulloch area somewhere up in there so these aren’t Richmond Hill residents.

The investigation in still ongoing
Captain Sakelarios says everyone involved did cooperate with detectives.
Copyright 2020 WTOC. All rights reserved.
 

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BAY CITY, MI — Police are investigating the shooting of a suspected burglar in Bay County.

About 1:45 a.m. on Wednesday, April 29, Michigan State Police troopers and Bay County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the shooting scene at a house in the 5100 block of Baxman Road in Monitor Township. They arrived to find a resident had shot a 26-year-old man in his abdomen, said MSP Special 1st Lt. David Kaiser.

Police determined the wounded man had entered the home through a window he had broken, Kaiser said.

The wounded man was taken via ambulance to an area hospital, where he remains in stable condition.

The resident was not arrested or issued a citation, Kaiser said.

Kaiser did not know if the burglar and resident knew each other prior to the incident.

Additional details were not immediately available.
 

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There was a story posted a few days ago. About a gal who shot an invader who was choking her .fiancé I forget what forum i saw it on.
Found the article.
 
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A store clerk and his brother shot a suspected robber Tuesday in Bridgeview after he allegedly tried to rob a business in southwest suburban Justice for the second time in five days.
The male tried to rob the store about 6:15 p.m. near 82nd Street and Roberts Road in Justice, but was foiled by the clerk, according to Bridgeview spokesman Ray Hanania. He was also suspected of robbing the same place on Friday.
The clerk called his brother, who was driving with friends nearby on Roberts Road, Hanania said. Together, they chased the suspected robber into Bridgeview, where they engaged in a brief shootout.
The suspected robber was shot in the back and hospitalized in good condition, Hanania said. Weapons were recovered from both the suspect and the brothers.
Bridgeview police are investigating the shootings, while Justice police are investigating the robberies, Hanania said.
Charges are pending against the suspected robber, Hanania said. The brothers will not be charged.
 

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A man suspected of breaking into a house in Lake Elsinore on Monday night was shot and injured by the homeowner, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said Tuesday.

Deputies responded to the 18000 block of Carmela Court at around 11:30 p.m. after getting reports of gunshots in the area, authorities said. On arrival, they found a man in the street with multiple gunshot wounds.

That man was identified as Rodney Ortiz Jr, 39, of Banning. Ortiz was transported to a local hospital for his injuries.

The Sheriff’s Department said a homeowner in the area reported that Ortiz forced his way into the homeowner’s residence. Ortiz was confronted by the homeowner, who had a handgun.


“The homeowner, fearing for his safety, fired at Ortiz, who took off running and collapsed in the street in front of the residence,” officials said.

Ortiz was involved in two other vehicle burglaries in the area prior to Monday night’s burglary, the Sheriff’s Department said. Officials said they expect Ortiz will face charges of three counts of burglary.

Information was not immediately available on whether Ortiz was armed during any of the suspected burglaries.
 

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The "Armed Citizen: that Mad listed has been doing this type reporting since the 1970's as I first saw it done in the American Rifleman magazine.

But I encourage your efforts because so few of the "total gunowners" of America are NRA members and aren't even aware of the American Rifleman magazine and the Armed Citizen feature,
 

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Just trying to show that there is a real positive and practical use for firearms outside of what the main stream media portrays.
 
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These kind of stories make my nipples hard, which is especially true when a female is the one deciding not to rely on the mercy of criminals for her safety.

God's Speed to all those who have to defend themselves from criminals.
 
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CHARLESTON, Ill. (WAND) - A man shot early Thursday in Charleston was airlifted to a hospital, police said.

Officers responded to the 2200 block of 9th Street, which is near an area that intersects with Edgar Drive and close to the Eastern Illinois University campus, before 5 a.m. Thursday and found an adult male with a gunshot wound to the torso.

Authorities said a person tried to enter an occupied apartment by force. A resident shot a firearm through the door and hit the intruder as the door started to break open.

Responders took the man who was shot to Carle Clinic in Urbana.

Authorities said all parties involved are accounted for as the investigation continues. The Coles County State's Attorney's Office is assisting Charleston police with the investigation process.
 

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By Rachael Thomas | April 30, 2020 at 9:17 PM CDT - Updated May 1 at 4:40 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The intended target of an attempted armed robbery acted in self-defense during a deadly shooting Thursday night on East Smiley Avenue, according to investigators.
The Baton Rouge Police Department reported Tony Falgout, 18, was killed when he and two others tried to rob a 26-year-old man around 9 p.m. in the 2200 block of E. Smiley Ave. The victim of the armed robbery is hospitalized with life-threatening injuries, police said.

Carlos Like, 18, and Kendrick Birks, 17, have been booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on charges of attempted first-degree murder and principal to first-degree murder.
Sgt. Don Coppola with BRPD said investigators believe Falgout, Like, and Birks planned to rob a 26-year-old man. During the armed robbery, there was a shootout between the intended target and the three suspects, he added.
Coppola said Falgout and the 26-year-old both suffered gunshot wounds and Falgout died at the scene.
 

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TABOR CITY, NC (WWAY) — The Columbus County District Attorney’s Office has determined that a homeowner was justified when he shot and killed a man in his home.

Cameron Green was shot and killed in a home on Miller Road on April 21.

“After consultation with our law enforcement partners with the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office and a review of all available evidence, including witness statements, photographs, and video surveillance footage of the home and local businesses, it has been determined that Carlton Fidler was legally justified in using deadly force under the “defense of habitation” doctrine,” the news release from District Attorney Jon David stated.

Just after 2:00 pm on April 21, Carlton Fidler arrived at his home off of Miller Road in Tabor City.

As Fidler pulled into his front yard, he pulled his phone out to disable the camera system and saw a notification that the cameras had recorded a new event.

Fidler watched the recording and saw two men enter his home through a back window. Fidler proceeded to drive around his home and park, as he normally does. Fidler got out of his vehicle and saw an air conditioning unit had been removed from his home, leaving his window open.

Fidler was standing at the window and saw the two males he had seen on his security cameras in his home.

Fidler, who had a legally owned firearm on him, removed the firearm from its holster and ordered the two men in the home to raise their hands.

Fidler stated that the individuals began to move around and toward him in an aggressive manner. Fidler discharged his firearm into his home, through the open window two times.

One of the bullets struck and killed Cameron Green. The other male in the home ran off as Fidler discharged his firearm an additional three times.

He was not struck but was later caught by the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office.

Fidler called 911.

There had been numerous break-ins at Fidler’s home prior to this incident. During those prior reported break-ins in 2019, there had been at least 13 firearms that were stolen.

Fidler told law enforcement that he was concerned that these could be the same individuals and they could still have in their possession the stolen firearms. Fidler indicated that he was scared, believed that the intruders had weapons, and was unable to see the hands of the intruders during the incident.

When law enforcement arrived, they located Green deceased from a single gunshot wound. Green was located in an area of the house where Fidler kept large amounts of ammunition and firearms.

All of Fidler’s firearms were locked in a safe and secure during this incident. Law enforcement located numerous loaded magazines, belonging to Fidler, in the pockets of Green, but did not locate any other weapons.

The district attorney’s office said thanks to the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office, Fidler’s statements to investigators were substantially corroborated using surveillance footage from local businesses, security footage from Fidler’s home, mapping applications, and witness statements.

Jon David said his staff convened with the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office and determined that Fidler’s actions were justified. Under North Carolina law, “[t]he lawful occupant of a home … is presumed to have held a reasonable fear of imminent death or serious bodily harm to himself or herself or another when using defensive force that is intended or likely to cause death or serious bodily harm to another if… [t]he person who uses defensive force knew or had reason to believe that an unlawful and forcible entry …was occurring or had occurred.”

Further, for the purposes of this doctrine, Fidler’s residence meets the definition of “a home,” which is defined, in relevant part, as “[a] building … of any kind, to include its curtilage, … which has a roof over it … and is designed as a temporary or permanent residence.”

Mr. Fidler could not have known what Mr. Green’s intentions may have been. Further, Mr. Fidler was located in the curtilage of his own home at the time of the incident and had no duty to retreat. Therefore, Mr. Fidler’s use of deadly force was entirely reasonable under the circumstances. Mr. Fidler was entitled to use self-defense and will not be criminally charged with the death of Mr. Green.

The second intruder was identified as Keandre Graddy. Graddy was interviewed by investigators and will face charges of Felony Breaking and Entering. Graddy will not be charged in connection with the death of Cameron Green. Although allowed by some states, North Carolina law does not permit a surviving co-defendant to be charged for the death of another co-defendant if he or she is killed during the commission of a felony by a third party.

The DA and investigators met with Green’s family to explain their decision and has invited them to have their attorney review the file and investigators findings.

“Despite the fact that Mr. Green was violating the law at the time of his death, it is certainly a tragic outcome that he was shot and killed,” said District Attorney Jon David. “The District Attorney’s Office and the sheriff’s office would strongly encourage our citizens to call law-enforcement for assistance when possible rather than resort to self-help. Yet, in analyzing the situation before us, we are left to determine whether a crime has occurred, not whether the preferred procedure was utilized. In this case, the law protects Mr. Fidler’s decision to use deadly force on his property when he felt threatened by the crime which was occurring in his presence.”
 

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BALTIMORE (WBFF) - The past few days have seen a spate of very violent crimes in Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County and Howard County, according to police reports.

They include armed home invasions in Severn and Laurel, a homeowner who fired a shot at a burglar in Columbia, shots fired at a vehicle in Windsor Mill, a serious stabbing in Woodlawn, and a vehicle shot at near I-95 in Elkridge.

Anne Arundel County police arrested 18-year-old Dashaun Darrell Henson in an armed home invasion in Severn.

Officers responded to Meade Village Road at about 7:50 p.m. April 28. The suspect, who was known to the victims, entered the home, went to the victim's upstairs bedroom and pointed a gun at a female resident, then physically assaulted her and demanded her purse.


A male resident chased the suspect; the suspect then pointed a gun at the male victim and kept fleeing. No injuries were reported.

Howard County police arrested a Silver Spring man, 28-year-old Jeremiah Jordan McLeod, in an armed home invasion on Canterbury Riding in Laurel at 12:35 a.m. April 24.

Howard County police said McLeod allegedly entered someone's bedroom and displayed a gun. The victim and other residents were able to disarm him. The suspect was taken to the hospital for minor injuries. The gun was determined to be a BB gun.
 

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The Boone County Sheriff’s Office says a man is behind bars the worse for wear after he tried to burglarize a home and was shot at and collared by the homeowner.

David Whitford, 29, of Hebron, is in the Boone County Detention Center, charged with second-degree burglary and nursing head and facial injuries, the sheriff’s office said in a press release.

The release said deputies were dispatched to the 9200 block of River Road in Hebron about 2 p.m. today for a reported burglary in progress with shots fired.

Deputies arrive to find homeowner subduing suspect
Deputies arrived on scene to find the homeowner subduing Whitford.

After an investigation, the release said, deputies determined that Whitford was attempting to force entry into a home on River Road when he was confronted by the homeowner, who was armed with a handgun.

“As Whitford fled the area on foot towards the riverbank the homeowner fired several warning shots. The homeowner searched for Whitford and located him on his property, bedded down in a wooded area,” the release said.

“The homeowner then fired several more warning shots in close proximity to Whitford, grabbed him and a physical struggle ensued between the two.”

Whitford’s injuries were treated St. Elizabeth Florence Hospital before he was jailed.

The homeowner refused medical treatment.
 

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What would you define a gun enthusiast? Own lots of guns?
You don't have to own any guns to be an enthusiast. Many people are racing enthusiast but don't own race cars. It just means you are interested in a certain subject or activity.

Enthusiast.....
"a person who is highly interested in a particular activity or subject.
 

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If I did almost any of these self defensive shootings, I’d be in jail and even if found justified, I’d be financially devastated. I can see where the victims could have/ should have called the police or complied and everyone would have lived to see another day. That being said, unless you’re the guy looking down the barrel of a perp’s gun, you’re in no position to make most of these decisions. Monday morning quarterbacking is a safe position to work from.
 

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An armed Frum homeowner took down a burglar on his property in Queens, and the dramatic incident was all captured on security cameras.

Sources tell YWN that the homeowner was first alerted to trouble when his dog started barking at 1:00AM at his home at 73rd ave 147th street in the Kew Gardens Hills section of Queens. The man, who is a licensed gun-owner and well-trained in the use of firearms, ran out of his home and found three men on his property.


As can be seen in the footage below, two men are seen running off the property and jumping a fence with the homeowner in hot pursuit. The man keeps searching the yard when suddenly a third man is seen. The homeowner immediately orders the suspect onto the floor at gunpoint, telling him not to move. Meanwhile, the mans wife was inside the home calling police. Officers arrived seconds later, and quickly took the man into custody. The other two suspects had fled the area.

Watch the videos below to see the importance of vigilance, remaining calm and being properly trained. Boruch Hashem, he and his family are safe. The video also shows the importance of good lighting and functioning cameras.

The man is grateful to the brave officers of the 107th Pct who arrived speedily, apprehended the suspect and calmly verified the homeowners credentials.
 

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SAN ANTONIO - A suspected car burglar is dead after getting into a shootout with the car owner early Tuesday morning.

The shooting took place just before 3 a.m. at a home on Deely Place near S. Flores Street on the South Side.

Police said the homeowner saw a man allegedly breaking into his vehicle. After being confronted by the homeowner, the suspect pulled a gun on him. The homeowner pulled out his own gun and shots were exchanged.

The suspect ran off, but his body was found by a police K-9 in nearby Bellaire Park where he bled to death.

No word on if the homeowner will face any charges. Police are still investigating the incident.
 
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