Episode 64 with Amber Kunau
Rob- Introduction- I’m Rob Morse and welcome to episode 64 of Self-Defense Gun Stories. This podcast is for people who think they might want a gun for self-defense, and those who already have one. We’re joined this week by self-defense instructor Amber Kunau.
Amber- Hi, Rob. I’ve been busy. School is out.
Hi to our new listeners, and welcome back to our regular listeners. We report and analyze three examples of armed civilian defense. We hope you use these reports as part of your exercise program.. to exercise your imagination today so you can defend the people you care about tomorrow. Please leave us a message on our facebook page with your questions or comments.
Amber- Our first story took place last week in Kingman, Arizona.
Rob- First story- Are you armed at home in the afternoon?
It is just after dinner when you hear someone coming through your front door. You ask the stranger why he entered your house. He pulls a stun gun and shocks you. Several times. You fall to the floor. The robber starts gathering your possessions. After a minute you can stand. You grab your gun and shoot the robber. You call police. The robber is declared dead at the scene. You’re not charged.
Amber, we get a lot of stories like this.
Amber- Most people are armed at home, but don’t carry in public. This would have been so much better if he was armed from the start.
I want you to think about layers of protection. In security situations there are always layers. Businesses have layers of protection for their assets, everything from lights and landscaping to alarms. Your personal home should be no different. It is the world we live in. Keep your doors locked! It is your very first layer of protection.
Rob- It is probably impossible to open a gun safe after you’ve been shocked.
Amber- This person was attacked with a non lethal weapon. Did they feel their life was in danger?
Rob- The robber thought the victim was out of the fight.
Amber- Down, but not out. He saved his own life.
Our second story happened last week in Mobile, Alabama.
Rob- Second Story- Do you have a gun nearby early in the morning?
That was a loud bang. You’re not sure what it means until you hear people inside your apartment. It’s five in the morning. You lock your bedroom door, grab your gun and your phone. A stranger kicks in your bedroom door, and you shoot him. The stranger backs away and you stop firing. You call police. They arrest the robbers and take the wounded criminal to the hospital.
Amber- This person seems like they were prepared for this situation perhaps they took some firearms training in preparation for an intrusion like this.
Rob- I want a gun, I want the door locked. I want the police on the way, and I want all that in a hurry. What do we need to do first?
Amber- You forgot to get a flashlight. Were they able to identify this person as a threat or at least eliminate them as a known person, Gun training teaches students to make sure that this isn’t your kids friend or your wife etc.
Get your gun, your light, lock the door, get your phone, take cover, and call the police.
Rob- If you have time, where should you hide in your room as you talk to police?
Amber- Far away from the door. Set your line in the sand and defend yourself if an intruder crosses that line.
Amber- Our third story happened last week in Chicago, Illinois.
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Rob- Third story- Are you armed when you’re walking out of your bank at mid-day?
You’re walking out of the local branch of your bank just before noon. You head across the parking lot to your car when a young man approaches you. He has a gun. The gun is pointed at you. “Give me your wallet,” he says. You’re started. You start to step back. The robber raises his gun and says, “Now.”
You have your Illinois concealed carry license. You’re gun is in your holster. You draw and fire. You shoot the robber twice in the chest and run.
The robber runs to his getaway car and leaves the scene. An off duty police officer stops you.
Amber- Parking lots are dangerous places. They are fringe areas away from the crowd of the business. There is also easy access, so the thief can escape quickly. That means we want our head up before we step out of the business.
Rob- Having your head down as you hold your wallet is an invitation to get robbed, isn’t it.
Amber- Don’t look like an easy victim.
Rob- Amber, let’s say one of your students is facing someone who is holding a gun on them in a parking lot. What do you want your student to do in this situation?
Amber- Not all banks allow concealed carry this is something beneficial you can find out in a firearms class always check postings
Rob- Mine does. What do you tell the officer who stops you.
Amber- Obey the officer. Answer his questions. When he asks, say ‘Thank goodness you’re here. I was assaulted. I have a permit to carry. I defended myself, and I’ll like to file a complaint against the person who assaulted me.
Rob- Should you say much more?
Amber- A few details, but wait until you’ve talked with your lawyer. You and your lawyer will give a complete report..tomorrow.
Exit- Rob- That wraps up this episode. Amber, thank you for helping me today. Where can our listeners learn more about you?
Amber- I instruct and compete in Phoenix, Arizona. Listeners can contact me at Instructor Amber K on my Facebook page.
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