Introduction- Welcome to episode 5 of Self-Defense Gun Stories. I’m Rob Morse with firearms instructor Tatiana Whitlock. Hello, Tatiana. Together, we bring you examples of armed civilian defense each week.
Tatiana- Our first example took place last week on the streets of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
First story- Elderly couple attacked by two men in their 20s– It was a little after 8:30 in the evening. A 65 year old man and his wife were walking home from their business in the Queen Village neighborhood of Philadelphia. They’ve lived there for 40 years. The couple passed two young men on their walk. One of the men said “What are you looking at?” The couple stepped back, but moments later the two young men attacked them. The old man was knocked down and kicked. The old woman was hit as well. From the ground, the old man drew his licensed firearm and shot his two attackers.
The elderly man was taken to the hospital with cuts and bruises on his face, head, neck and chest. The two young men went to the hospital with gunshot wounds and are in stable condition.
Tatiana- Disparity of force. Mantle of innocence. Young men were not covered with bruises. The old man was. Options? The couple can’t run.
Licensed firearm increases his credibility as a law abiding person.
The defender stopped shooting when the attackers withdrew.
Rob- When would a student learn to present a firearm while he is lying on the ground?
Second Story- Robbed at a corner store in downtown Philadelphia. This second story also happened in Philadelphia. A driver and his passenger stopped their car at a corner convenience store at 5:30 in the evening. The driver was first approached by a man selling drugs. The driver ignored the seller, and the seller went away. A group of men then moved toward the car and surrounded the vehicle. One of the group lay across the hood of the car. A man opened the car door from the outside. The driver saw he had a gun tucked into his waistband. The driver then presented his own firearm and shot the intruder. The two people in the car drove away, called police, and returned to the scene. They met uniformed police and told them what happened. The driver has a permit to legally carry a firearm. The intruder was shot four times, twice in each leg.
Tatiana- Theft vs robbery vs kidnapping the passenger.
Be the first one on the phone.
It is a clue when the druggies are dealing in on the street in the daylight.
Third story- Robber shot after failed home invasion A couple heard a man pound on their front door just after midnight. The visitor claimed he needed help and needed to use the phone. Once the couple opened their front door, the stranger pushed his way into the home and presented his firearm. The intruder gathering items to steal while he held the young man and women who lived in the home at gunpoint. The robber moved them from room to room, and the male homeowner picked up his own gun. The homeowner shot the robber. The robber ran outside.
There were several recent robberies by a man who fit this physical description.
Tatiana- You will not have time to get a gun by the time you know you need one. That is why you have to be prepared. Don’t open the door.
Exit- That wraps up this episode. Tatiana, thank you for helping me today. Where can our listeners find you?
Rob- You reminded me. Listeners can find us and leave a comment at self defense gun stories dot com, and on our facebook page. I’m Rob Morse. Please join us next week for more Self-Defense Gun Stories.