Home Defense Archive

IL – Home Defense – Police: Chicago homeowner fatally shoots 3 home invaders (VIDEO)

ABC 7 CHICAGO.COM August 14, 2017 – Three people were killed in an apparent home invasion on the Far South Side and police are investigating it as a case of self-defense.
A 24 year-old man, 17-year-old boy and 24-year-old woman broke into the home through the basement, police said. A man in his 30s who lives in the home with his family and has a valid firearm owners’ identification card…

TX – Home Defense – Grandmother, 60, shoots home invasion suspect dead in Texas (VIDEO)

KTRK.COM July 31, 2017 – A grandmother, 60, shot and killed one home invasion suspect while another is on the run on Monday. Harris County deputies said the two men came into the house through the garage, and were armed.  “Both were armed with pistols, she confronted both suspects, retrieved a handgun and fired several times at both subjects,” Deputy Thomas Gilliland told KTRK.  The woman, who was alone at the…

FL – Home Defense – Homeowner shoots, kills burglar during Lake County home invasion, deputies say (VIDEO)

WFTV.COM  Jul 31, 2017 – CLERMONT, Fla. – A tenant said he shot at several people who were trying to break into his Clermont apartment early Sunday, killing one, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies responded to the home invasion at Raintree Apartments at 2 a.m. The apartment tenant told deputies that four people attempted to enter his apartment. The tenant told deputies one of the intruders, Aswad Emmanuel Velazquez, 22,…

Int’l – Home Defense – Canadian Man Charged With Attempted Murder After Wrestling Away Gun, Shooting Suspect

BREITBART.COM July 31, 2017 – A man in Halifax, Nova Scotia, faces numerous charges—including attempted murder—after wrestling a gun away from a home invasion suspect and shooting him with it. “Three men entered the residence with guns and a struggle took place with two men inside.” The two men inside the home managed to take away one of the guns and “several shots were fired as the suspects fled.”…

OH – Home Defense – 10 Must Have SHTF Guns

BUCKEYE FIREARMS ASSOCIATION.ORG July 28, 2017 – The perfect SHTF gun doesn’t exist all in one weapon, here is a run-down of the features of some of the top-rated weapons available. 1. S&W 686/586 357 Magnum. It is made to endure heavy usage and designed with an L-frame, which Smith & Wesson created for durability. The trigger has been modified over the years to make it smoother and more…

CT – Home Defense – Editorial: The Day Connecticut Felt Invaded

HARTFORD COURANT.COM July 23, 2017 – The Cheshire home invasion, which took place on this day 10 years ago, shattered Connecticut’s sense of security like no crime up till then. Every house suddenly felt vulnerable. Sales of window bars, alarms and mace went through the roof. The shared feeling was that if this horrible crime could happen to this nice family — a caring doctor and school nurse and…

AL – Home Defense – “I Opened The Door And Smoked ‘Em”: Veteran Relives Home Invasion In Theodore (VIDEO)

WKRG.COM – June 23, 2017 –  The military veteran who survived being shot in a home invasion attempt in Theodore is speaking out on how he managed to return fire and save his own life. Michael Irving, 62, spoke to News 5’s Allen Carter about the scary moment he answered his door and was shot by three suspects accused of trying to break-in and steal Irving’s medication. Irving says…

TN – Home Defense – Tennessee man’s confrontation with Georgia fugitives talks about gun ownership (VIDEO)

THE TENNESSEAN.COM June 17, 2017 – The harrowing confrontation between escaped Georgia fugitives and a Christiana man rekindled rallying cries about the value of gun ownership. Patrick Hale, 35, was in his car with his 3-year-old daughter, gun in hand, when he came face to face with fugitives Ricky Dubose and Donnie Rowe in his driveway. Hale said the first thing he did after hearing the fugitives could be nearby was load…

FL – Home Defense – This Is Why You Need To Own And Have Self Defense Training With A Gun In Sarasota Fl Video Captures Armed Robbery

PI BILL WARNER.WORDPRESS.COM June 16, 2017 – The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office arrested five men from South Florida in connection with an Armed Robbery that occurred early Thursday morning in Sarasota. Just after 4:45 a.m., June 15, 2017, the Public Safety Communications Center received a report of a suspicious person armed with a rifle, at a home in the 2100 block of Dodge Avenue Sarasota Fl. As deputies were responding,…

SHTF Preparedness (VIDEO)

SURVIVE THE WILD.NET June 17, 2017 – If you’re new to the arena of preparing for disasters, or have heard these letters thrown around a bit but still aren’t quite sure what they mean, well here you go. The acronym S.H.T.F. stands for (when the) S**t, Hits The Fan or the world is falling apart around you and you need to get the heck out of wherever you are!…

TN – Home Defense – Homeowners with guns help capture fugitives in Tennessee

CNN.COM June 16, 2017 – NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Surrounded by law enforcement officers, Ricky Dubose and Donnie Rowe were handcuffed and lying face down on a residential driveway in Central Tennessee. Nearly 60 hours before, authorities launched a multistate search after they escaped from a state corrections bus in central Georgia and allegedly killed two prison guards. The bravery of a homeowner put an end to the three-day long…

IN – Home Defense – Mother Opens Fire to Protect Children, Kills Home Invasion Suspect

BREITBART.COM Junr 9, 2017 – On Wednesday an Indianapolis mother opened fire and killed a home invasion suspect as he tried to enter her apartment in broad daylight. According to police, the mother heard someone trying to get into the apartment then came to face-to-fact with 19-year-old Michael Hawkins. At that point she opened fire and Hawkins “died inside the doorway.” Indianapolis police officer Aaron Hunter said, “It is disheartening that…

OH – Home Defense – Study: Guns for protection more common with rural residents

JOURNAL-NEWS.COM June 2, 2017 – Larry Roberts was on his Brooks Road property in St. Clair Twp. Monday night enjoying time with friends and family. That changed when he saw two unidentified men emerge from behind the pond in his backyard, “acting fishy,” he said. He decided to get his 12-gauge pump shotgun out of his garage and eventually let the police sort out the situation. It turned out…

MS – Home Defense – Mississippi Woman: ‘I Was Always Anti-Gun’ Until Eye-To-Eye with Home Invader

BREITBART.COM May 24, 2017 – Mississippi resident Lori Shelton says she was “always anti-gun” until she heard noises in her home and found herself eye-to-eye with a home invader. Shelton’s horrific experience occurred in April and she is now taking a firearm training course so she will be ready should her home be targeted again. She is also getting her concealed carry permit. According to News Channel 3, Shelton said,…

Nat’l – Home Defense – A Safer Home Defense Ammo Without Backsplash? Yes!

OFF THE GRID NEWS.COM May 22, 2017 – We live in an era of dramatic advances in ammunition technology. Consider, for example, the 9mm, once considered an ineffective round. With the help of modern ballistic experts, the 9mm has now eclipsed 40 and 45 in popularity. Like the sea change of acceptance with 9mm, another old, but advancing, technology is set to rock the world of self-defense and hunting:…

TN – Home Defense – Mother sticks her gun in home intruder’s face — and asks him a question that may get you cheering

THE BLAZE.COM May 18, 2017 – Tennessee mother Elsie Lee woke up Monday morning to a strange noise in her home. “I thought I was just dreaming something,” Lee recalled to WBBJ-TV, “and then I heard a big bang again.” Realizing something was amiss, she told station she “got up and came running through the hallway” and “the guy was standing in the kitchen. He had just busted my door…

TX – Home Defense – Uncle shoots, kills suspect, wounds another during home invasion (VIDEO)

KHOU.COM May 9, 2017 – HOUSTON – A man came to the rescue when his next-door relatives were tied up and assaulted during a home invasion at a northeast Houston residence overnight. Investigators said four male suspects tied up the family inside the home using their shoelaces and pistol-whipped two of the male victims. The teen added that his uncle who lives next door heard everything and confronted the…

Nat’l – Home Defense – ISIS to Jihadists: Use Fake Apartment, Job, Craigslist Ads to Lure Hostage, Murder Victims

PJ MEDIA.COM May 4, 2017 – In the United States, “anything from a single-shot shotgun all the way up to a semi-automatic AR-15 rifle can be purchased at showrooms or through online sales – by way of private dealers – with no background checks, and without requiring either an ID or a gun license,” ISIS states. “Such targets are ambitious in nature and should be pursued while keeping in…

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