Episode 31 with Robyn Street
Introduction- Rob- We’re back with episode 31 of Self-Defense Gun Stories. This podcast is part of the Self-Defense Radio Network. I’m Rob Morse and I’m joined this week by self-defense instructor Robyn Street. How have you been, Robyn?
Robyn – 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 I hope we inspire you to defend the people you love.
Our first story took place this month in Florida.
First story- Are you ready to protect the people you love at home after dark? Three men broke into a home in Port Richey, Florida just before 9 at night. At least one of the three robbers was armed. The armed robber pointed a gun at the male homeowner and ordered him to the ground. The robbers then went through the man’s pockets. The female homeowner went to her bedroom and retrieved her gun. She returned to the living room where her husband was being held face down on the floor. She told the robbers not to move. The armed robber turned toward the armed homeowner and she shot the robber once in the shoulder. All three robbers ran. The male homeowner tackled the armed robber as he was leaving. The homeowner and a neighbor held the wounded robber until police arrived.
Robyn – Illusion of being “safe” at home.
Robyn – She had to go to the bedroom to get her firearm.
Rob- I’d ask our listener to conduct an experiment and time themselves. You have to do this safely without pointing a loaded gun at your family. If you have a gun for self-defense, then set your cell phone in the middle of your house and start it timing. Go from the middle of your house and get your gun. Make it ready to fire. Then, walk quickly back to your cell phone and read the time.
Robyn- You could do this with dummy ammunition rather than live rounds.
Robyn – We train couples to consider splitting apart.
Robyn – she shot him in the shoulder
Robyn – she had no duty to tell them not to move
Robyn – husband chased the robbers as they were running away.
Robyn – Our second story took place in Kentucky.
Second Story- If your teeenagers are old enough to be left alone, are they old enough to have access to your firearms? A sixteen year old boy heard someone in his house Saturday morning. He wondered if it was his sister who usually works weekends. Then the teenager heard the intruder’s voice, and it definitely was not his sister. The teenager grabbed his gun. He looked out his bedroom door into the hallway and saw an intruder with a knife. The teenager told the intruder to drop the knife. The armed intruder said, “No.” That is when the armed teen pointed his gun at the intruder.
The intruder backed up, dropped the knife, and ran. The teen called police. Police were already familiar with the intruder. This looks like a case of mistaken identity in a drug deal gone wrong.
Robyn – This brings up a question that we often hear…How old is old enough to train children about firearms.
Robyn – The teenager grabbed his gun. You would have to check state law to find out what the requirements are to determine if the teenager should have had access to the gun.
Rob- there is a difference between a found gun and a gun they handle under supervision.
Robyn – The teenager told him to drop the knife … NO … he pointed the gun at him and he ran away.
Rob-What happens next?
Robyn – After the event it is so important to be the first one to call the police.
Robyn – The intruder mistakenly thought he was involved in a drug deal gone wrong.
Robyn- Our third story took place in Illinois.
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Third story- Are you armed in your car? A concealed carry holder in Granite City, Illinois dropped off a friend late at night after work. One report says the driver was in the car. A second report says the two men were standing next to the car when a stranger walked up to them. The stranger presented a gun and announced a robbery. The concealed carry holder drew his firearm and shot the robber. This is where the news reports start dropping details. We do know that the local prosecuting attorney praised the victims for defending themselves.
Robyn- If you are in a car and you can get away. Get away!
Robyn- If he was outside of his car (second report), he needed to be using his situational awareness skills.
Robyn- Evidently all the prior material had failed. The driver had a gun pointed at him.
Rob- Why was the victim justified in using lethal force?
Robyn- Get insured.
Exit- Rob- That wraps up this episode. Robyn, thank you for helping me today. Where can our listeners find out more about you?
Robyn – I teach in Naples Florida, and our listeners can find me at Step by Step Gun Training.com and on Facebook. We design custom training as well as offer standard group classes.
Rob- Our listeners can share their thoughts with us by leaving a message on the podcast facebook page.
Robyn – If these examples inspired you, 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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