Episode 42 with Amber Kunau

Introduction- Rob- Welcome to episode 42 of Self-Defense Gun Stories.  This podcast is a proud part of the Self-Defense Radio Network.  I’m Rob Morse and we’re joined this week by self-defense instructor Amber Kunau.  How have you been, Amber?

Amber – Hi, Rob.  

Hi to our new listeners, and welcome back to our regular listeners. We report and analyze examples of armed civilian defense each week.  We inform you about the news, and I hope we inspire you to defend the people you care about.  If you have questions or want to hear more, then please leave us a message on our facebook page.

Amber- Our first story took place this month in Pennsylvania.

Rob- First story-  Are you armed when you go out at night?  A 42 year old man went out late at night.  He went to his automated teller machine in Pittsburg to get some cash.  Two teenagers approached him at the same time.  Two teenagers wearing black masks.  Two teenagers demanding his money.  The two teenagers were also carrying handguns.  The 42 year old was a concealed carrier and he was armed at the time.  He shot the two armed robbers.  One was shot in the stomach and the second was shot in the leg.  The victim was not injured.  He remained on the scene to talk to police.  The police confiscated the robber’s guns and sent the robbers to the hospital. Because they are teenagers, there is no public record of prior arrests.

Amber- This is a perfect example of why you should be armed even if you are just running a quick errand. It’s kind of like how they say most accidents happen within a mile of your home. Never become complacent. Things like this happen during the most mundane things. Cutting the grass, getting gas, going to the grocery store.  Things like that.

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Rob-  Two attackers on one?

Amber-  Typical, and at short distance and at night.

Rob-  What classes does a new gun owner need so they could present a loaded gun they had concealed under their clothes, and have a good chance of hitting their attacker at night?

Amber-safety, CC, presentation, point shooting, legal use of force, low light class. Most self defense shootings take place at night.

Amber – Our second story took place in Texas.

Rob- Second Story-  Are you armed at home?  A woman in Washington County Texas heard loud noises coming from her garage.  The homeowner thought someone was trying to break into her home.  She grabbed her gun and walked toward the sound.  She confronted the burglar and told her to stop where she was.  The homeowner called police.

The robber told police she ran out of gasoline.  The police got the robber’s ID, and the robber from Houston had an extensive criminal record.  She was charged with felony burglary and held in jail on $100,000. bond.

Amber-  It isn’t clear if the robber was held in the garage or if the robber had already entered the home.

Rob-  The good news is that the homeowner wasn’t hurt.

Amber- Yes, but you’re betting your experience against theirs.  Are you better at holding someone for police than they are at attacking someone?

Rob- I bet the homeowner was pretty upset.  I doubt she thought of that.

Amber- That is why you have to think these things through ahead of time.  It sounds like the homeowner didn’t have her gun with her.  That means the homeowner was lucky the burglar didn’t break in while she was away from her gun.

Amber- Our third story took place in Illinois.

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Rob- Third story- Are you armed at work?  A clerk was working the night shift at a convenience store on the north side of Chicago.  It was almost ten in the evening, when three young men walked into the store.  One of them produced a gun and demanded the money from the cash register.  The clerk was only 21 years old, but he was armed that evening.  He had an Illinois license to carry a concealed weapon.  The clerk drew his firearm and shot two of the three robbers.  The robbers ran.  Then the clerk called the police.  The clerk was slightly injured but declined treatment.

Police captured the robbers at the hospital.  Their criminal history isn’t available, but the Cook County prosecutor held them on 900 thousand dollars bond.

Amber-  Kudos to the employers that allow ccw on the job and to the clerk who had the foresight to carry on the job. So many gas station robberies that happen I wouldn’t want to work at one but if I did you can be darn sure I would have a weapon and know how to use it well

Rob- That confrontation was over in seconds.

Amber-  You have to know what you’ll do, because the robbery or self-defense will be over before you have time to think about it.

Rob- With three attackers, it sounds like shooting and moving was really important.

Amber- It is important to think of which of the three attackers you needed to stop first.  You have to think about that ahead of time.

Rob- You’re a competitor, and that situation is similar to a competition where you have to address different targets in order.

Amber- Competition is stressful

Exit-  Rob- That wraps up this episode. Amber, thank you for helping me today.  Where can our listeners find out more about you?

Amber- I instruct and compete in Phoenix, Arizona.  Listeners can contact me at Instructor Amber K on Facebook  

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

Amber – If these examples inspired you, then please share them with a friend.  Would you also 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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