Rob- Introduction- Welcome to episode 100 of Self-Defense Gun Stories. This podcast is for people who might want a firearm, and for those who already have one. I’m your host, Rob Morse. We have firearms instructor Tiffany Johnson as co-host this week.
Tiffany- Hi, Rob.
Rob- Now that you’ve introduced yourself, please introduce our podcast.
Tiffany- Each week we study three recent examples of armed defense. Our first story took place last week in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Here is what happened.
You have to arrive at work before 6AM. It is still dark when you follow other cars into the lot. You park, and before you can get out of your car, another car pulls up right behind you. There is a man with a gun standing at your door. You’re armed and have your concealed carry license. It isn’t clear from the story if you shot while you were seated or if you got out of the car first.
The car behind you takes off. You call police. They said your attacker had two felony convictions.
Tiffany- have a gun
Tiffany- have a plan. Are you going to defend yourself from inside your car? Have you practiced that?
Rob- Where would your students learn to present a firearm while they were sitting down?
Tiffany- call the police, follow instructions
Tiffany- Our second story happened last week in Hemet, California.
You are a couple in your 70s. It is after midnight when you hear someone break into your home. The male homeowner gets out of bed and grabs his firearm. He finds a stranger in the bathroom. The intruder attacks the male homeowner. Eventually, you shoot your attacker..and so does the female homeowner..with her 357 revolver.
The intruder runs away. He is out on parole with a long record of convictions.
Tiffany- disparity of force
Tiffany- hard to combine a physical struggle and a gun fight. This takes training and practice since guns are usually distance tools.
Rob- Where would your students learn to use a firearm on an attacker that is within arms reach.
Tiffany- Our third story happened last week in Swansboro, North Carolina
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You’re driving your car down the road at 9 in the morning. You notice a police car ahead. The officer and another man are wrestling in the ditch at the side of the road. You stop your car. As you walk towards the officer you draw your firearm. The suspect sees your gun and rolls over on his stomach.
You holster your firearm as police arrive. The vehicle the officer stopped was being used as a meth lab. The suspect was charged with possession of methamphetamine, resisting a public officer, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving with a revoked license.
Tiffany- third party- innocence
Tiffany- good that he had a gun
Tiffany- He didn’t need to use it, but it was a persuasive and deciding deterrent.
Rob- Do you talk about defending a third party with your students?
Exit- Rob- That wraps up this episode. Tiffany, thank you for helping us today. Where can we learn more about you?
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Rob- I’m Rob Morse. We’ll be back next week with more Self-Defense Gun Stories.
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