Episode 27 with Tony Simon

Introduction-  Rob- We’re back with episode 27 of Self-Defense Gun Stories.  I’m Rob Morse and I’m joined this week by self-defense instructor Tony Simon.Tony Simon

Tony- Hi, Rob.  Hi to our new listeners, and welcome back to our regular listeners. Together, we report and analyze examples of armed civilian defense.  We inform you about the news, and inspire you to defend the people you love.  Our first story took place last month in Ohio.

First story- Bring a knife to a gunfight.  A Youngstown homeowner heard a thief breaking into cars in front of his house.  The thief was breaking into the homeowner’s car when the homeowner came out and told the robber to stop.  The robber drew a knife and threatened the homeowner.  The homeowner drew his gun and shot the thief.  The thief ran.  The homeowner called the police and remained at the scene.

Tony, was this gun owner’s life in danger?

Tony- The homeowner wasn’t endangered while inside of the home, they put themselves in danger by becoming involved in an armed confrontation over a car.  Having a gun in a knife fight doesn’t guarantee the gun owner won’t sustain a life threatening injury. If no life is in danger don’t turn a robbery into a life and death situation. Call the police and be a good witness.

Our second story took place in Arizona

Second Story- Bringing a Hammer to a Gunfight  An employee left a store in Tempe Arizona at about 7 in the evening.  A man approached the employee and threatened him with a hammer before he hit him.  That is when the employee drew his firearm and shot his attacker one time in the chest.  The robber stopped hitting the employee and the employee stopped shooting his attacker.  The victim remained at the scene.  It isn’t clear who called police.

EMTs transported the robber.  The victim had injuries consistent with being the victim.

Tony- Avoid getting hit. Win the race to the phone. You have to talk to the police to establish your innocence.. And then shut up.

Tony- Our last story took place in Kentucky


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Third story-  Bringing your mom to a gunfight.  A large armed man walked into a corner market and demanded money.  The clerk grabbed a shotgun they keep behind the counter and shot the intruder.  The wounded robber ran, but did not seek treatment at a local hospital.  The surveillance video confirms the clerk’s story and that the robber was struck by the shotgun pellets.  The store was robbed earlier this year.  That time it was the clerk’s mother who was robbed of $600 dollars.

A shotgun?

Tony- A shotgun is a great home defense tool and it is just as good for defense of your business.  Your goal is to end the threat as quickly as possible, and shotguns bring much more power than a handgun with multiple projectiles per trigger pull.

Action is faster than reaction. Just because you are behind the curve doesn’t mean the fight is over.

Your defensive tools have to be near by, not across the room, not in a safe, not in the back office. It would have been much better if both clerks were carrying concealed so they could defend each other.  The same is true at for home invasions as well.

Don’t have established ideas of what your fight will look like, that will slow your reaction time.  Have a plan, take in new information, use it accordingly and have confidence in your tools and skill set to fight you way to victory.

Exit-  Rob- That wraps up this episode. Thank you, Tony for helping me today.  Where can our listeners learn more about you?

Tony- I teach firearms safety and armed-self defense courses in New Jersey.  Our listeners can contact me on Facebook at Simon Says Train or at The Second is for Everyone and SimonSaysTrain on Instagram.

Rob- Our listeners can share their thoughts with us by leaving a message on the podcast facebook page.  

Tony- If you like these examples then please share them with a friend and give us a rating on I-Tunes.

I’m Rob Morse.  Please join us next week for more Self-Defense Gun Stories.

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