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182 Times Good Guys with Guns Stop Bad Things from Happening

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Homeowner shoots alleged burglar in Beaumont on New Year's Day 01/01/2019 KJAC Beaumont, Texas
Armed good Samaritan stops suspects at Loomis grocery store 01/03/2019 KCRA Sacramento, Calif.
Arizona resident shoots four burglars, killing one, police say 01/03/2019 FOX News
Private Security Stops Mass Shooting At Alabama Night Club 01/07/2019 Bearing Arms
Corpus Christi resident fatally shoots intruder 01/08/2019 Corpus Christi Caller Times
Surveillance video shows moments before, after fatal Fernwood robbery attempt 01/08/2019 Chicago Sun Times
Cape Coral resident stops burglary suspect, holds at gunpoint until police arrive 01/10/2019 WINK News
Police: 90-year-old Homeowner Shot Intruder in the Leg 01/11/2019 WNEP Scranton, Pa.
Interior Alaska homeowner confronts teen burglary suspect, fires shot 01/14/2019 Anchorage Daily News
Police confirm IHOP employee killed restaurant shooter 01/16/2019 WHNT Huntsville, Ala.
Woman With Concealed Carry License Shoots At Would-Be Attacker 01/19/2019 CBS Chicago
3 suspects dead, another injured after homeowner opens fire during east Houston break-in 01/19/2019 KHOU Houston, Texas
Resident shoots and kills 1 of 3 men trying to break into St. Louis home 01/24/2019 St. Louis Post Dispatch
Campobello homeowner shoots burglary suspect, 2 others arrested 01/28/2019 WSPA Spartanburg, S.C.
Armed Akron restaurant owner uses gun to scare off potential robber 02/05/2019 Cleveland.com
Nashville Police: Would-be robber shot after attacking woman 02/05/2019 Tennesseean
2 suspects arrested for North Fort Myers botched robbery 02/10/2019 WINK News
Cops: homeowner shoots at accused Cobb burglar 02/13/2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Sheriff: Suspect kills wife at Sullivan County dentist office; Bystander shoots suspect 02/13/2019 WATE Knoxville, Tenn.
Deputies: Evans mother was protecting herself, teen son when shooting boyfriend 02/14/2019 WRDW Augusta, Ga.
Police: Good Samaritan fires shot to stop would-be stabbing 02/17/2019 The Daytona Beach News-Journal
Man found dead on Allentown street was armed robber, fatally shot by victim, cops say 02/18/2019 Lehigh Valley Live
79-year-old woman shoots intruder after warning him that he better not come in or she’d ‘take care of things’ 02/20/2019 KDVR Denver, Colo.
3 men ambush man and girlfriend in southeast Houston, police say 02/24/2019 KPRC Houston, Texas
Caught on Camera: Homeowner shoots at suspect 02/26/2019 WKRG Mobile, Ala.
Gun store clerks chase after suspected thieves; hold them at gunpoint until police arrive 02/27/2019 News Channel 5 Nashville
Men stop, pull gun on alleged kidnapper in Natchitoches Parish 02/28/2019 The Town Talk
Cleveland deli owner opens fire at two men who tried to rob him 03/03/2019 FOX 8 Cleveland
Homeowner shoots suspected intruders in Los Lunas 03/05/2019 KOB Albuquerque, N.M.
Customer shoots, kills armed robber inside DeKalb Family Dollar, cops say 03/06/2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Man faces 20 charges after allegedly leading police on 3-county chase 03/07/2019 Michigan Live
Man shot in groin after police say he broke into ex-girlfriend's house 03/11/2019 KDRV Medford, Ore.
Woman hit during gunfire between robbers, employee at NW Harris County physical therapy office 03/12/2019 Houston Chronicle
One in critical condition after police say clerk fired on him at Germantown O'Reilly Auto Parts 03/13/2019 Tennessean
Armed lieutenant governor candidate runs strangers out of his home 03/18/2019 The Fayetteville Observer
West Philly grocer recounts deadly shootout with masked robber 03/19/2019 The Philadelphia Inquirer
Police: Home invasion suspect shot while wearing police vest 03/22/2019 WTHR Indianapolis, Ind.
Man in jail after allegedly threatening Fillmore resident with ax in middle of night 03/23/2019 St. George News
Man turns the tables on pair of crooks trying to invade his home 03/28/2019 WPLG Miami, Fla.
Man attempts to rob 73-year-old jitney driver. Driver kills him instead 04/03/2019 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
‘It’s You Or Him’; Elderly Homeowner Shoots One Of Three Would-Be Robbers During Attempted Home Invasion 04/09/2019 CBS Chicago
Deputies: Mullan woman was acting in self defense when she shot man in the face 04/10/2019 KXLY Spokane, Wash.
Shasta County deputies: man shoots brother in self defense 04/11/2019 Action News Now
Victims shoot Tallahassee man in self-defense after threatening them at their home 04/12/2019 WTXL Tallahassee, Fla.
No charge for Samaritan who shot man he tried to help. It was self-defense, Largo police say. 04/13/2019 Tampa Bay Times
Man shot in neighbor's home charged after allegedly undressing in 12-year-old's bedroom during break-in 04/15/2019 WDRB Louisville, Ky.
Deputies: Homeowner shoots, kills intruder in White Center 04/22/2019 KCPQ Seattle, Wash.
Lowcountry resident shoots suspects in home invasion, killing one. Could more be charged? 04/25/2019 WJCL Savannah, Ga.
An alleged carjacker was shot to death by his intended target in the Loop 04/26/2019 Chicago Sun Times
Business owner, plus employee with concealed carry permit, stop burglary suspect from getting away 04/29/2019 We Are Green Bay
Homeowner opens fire on two suspects during attempted burglary; one suspect caught 04/30/2019 WWSB Sarasota, Fla.
'I was fearing for my own life,' Detroit woman fires gun on men breaking into her home 05/01/2019 WXYZ Detroit, Mich.
Police: Resident pulls gun, shoots would-be robber 05/08/2019 WMBF Myrtle Beach, S.C.
East Memphis woman shoots burglar after he kicks down her door 05/09/2019 WREG Memphis, Tenn.
Man shoots armed robber outside Publix in Huntsville, cops say 05/10/2019 AL.com
Father shoots, kills home intruder in Lancaster 05/13/2019 KABC Los Angeles, Calif.
Police: Tallahassee homeowner shot 2 out of 4 home invasion suspects, all 4 charged 05/14/2019 WTXL Tallahassee, Fla.
Man in critical condition after shooting near Markleville 05/20/2019 WXIN Indianapolis, Ind.
Gun permit holder reports being chased by group, shoots and wounds 15-year-old in St. Paul 05/24/2019 Twin Cities Pioneer Press
Men impersonating police force their way into woman's home and shoot her in SE Houston 05/31/2019 KTRK Houston, Texas
Las Vegas police say east valley intruder is killed in self defense 06/01/2019 KVVU Las Vegas, Nev.
Concealed carry holder shoots gunman in head in Chicago, police say 06/02/2019 FOX 32 Chicago, Ill.
Sheriff: Armed carjacker dead after being confronted by gun owner in parking lot near Publix 06/04/2019 WTSP St. Petersburg, Fla.
Florida mom holds suspected intruder at gunpoint for 26 minutes 06/05/2019 FOX News
Woman shoots man attempting to break into residence with hammer 06/05/2019 The Bakersfield Californian
Police: No charges for woman who shot ex-boyfriend as he broke into her East Price Hill home 06/06/2019 WLWT Cincinnati, Ohio
Concealed carry holder shoots back, wounds 2 gunmen in Chicago 06/07/2019 FOX 32 Chicago, Ill.
UPDATE: Two charged in attempted armed robbery at gas station in Martinsville 06/08/2019 BTW Martinsville, Va.
Man injured in apparent self-defense shooting after woman attacked 06/16/2019 WFSA Montgomery, Ala.
Officer Gets Shot, Then Armed Citizen Comes To Her Rescue 06/18/2019 Defense Maven
Police investigating fatal shooting of alleged intruder at home on Detroit's west side 06/18/2019 WXYZ Detroit, Mich.
Woman shoots at gunmen who tried to ambush, rob stepson in Warren 06/19/2019 Clickondetroit.com
Woman hides in closet, fatally shoots alleged home intruder, HCSO says 06/25/2019 KHOU Houston, Texas
Update: Two arrested after suspect shot during robbery at North Port ATM 06/28/2019 WFTX Naples, Fla.
Man shot drunk trespasser in self-defense, no charges to be filed, police say 07/03/2019 WCSC Charleston, S.C.
Sheriff: Boyle County homeowner holds theft suspect at gunpoint before deputies arrive 07/05/2019 WKYT Lexington, Ky.
Summerfield homeowner injured, kills 2 intruders with AR-15 07/11/2019 Ocala Star Banner
A burglar alarm went off in the church. The pastor then went inside with a gun 07/12/2019 Miami Herald
Man arrested after breaking into Phoenix homes, got on top of woman 07/15/2019 FOX 10 Phoenix, Ariz.
Lake Murray burglary calls new gun law into question 07/16/2019 KUSI San Diego, Calif.
Accused burglar captured at gunpoint by homeowner’s son 07/23/2019 ihoneida.com
NH Dad Pulls Gun on Intruder Until Police Arrive 07/25/2019 NBC 10 Boston, Mass.
Ax-wielding man shot and killed by woman he assaulted hours earlier, NC police say 07/29/2019 The Charlotte Observer
Doorbell camera captures tense moment when armed homeowner confronts prowler 07/30/2019 WLKY Louisville, Ky.
Tennessee Uber driver shoots man who fired at him and his passenger, police say 07/31/2019 FOX News
Teen suspect killed in restaurant robbery attempt is Nashville's third self-defense shooting in ten days 08/02/2019 Tennessean
Deputies: Homeowner pulls gun on intruder with face he won't forget 08/08/2019 News4Jax.com
Break-in Ends in Deadly Shooting 08/15/2019 Rio Grande Sun
Police: Man acted in self defense in shooting at Spartanburg Lowe’s store 08/18/2019 WSPA Spartanburg, S.C.
WTVM Editorial 8-20-19: A Gun for Self-Defense 08/20/2019 WTVM Columbus, Ga.
Legal Gun Owner Fears Robbery, Shoots Person at Bus Stop D.C. Police Say 08/20/2019 The Washington Post
'Hero' neighbor shoots, kills domestic violence suspect in Florida, deputies say 08/21/2019 WXYZ Detroit, Mich.
Ohio grandfather with gun stops intruder: 'They picked the wrong house' 08/28/2019 FOX News
84-Year-Old Man Shoots Would-Be Home Invader in Dallas 08/28/2019 NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas
Woman shoots ex-boyfriend in chest as he tries to break into her home 09/01/2019 CBS Austin, Texas
Woman shoots man who reached into car and tried to steal purse in SW Houston: Police 09/03/2019 ABC 13 Houston
Sisters homeowner stops apparent burglary in progress 09/09/2019 The Bulletin
Man identified in fatal Cherokee County shooting 09/11/2019 Muskogee Phoenix
Armed robbery suspect shot by victim 09/17/2019 WPRI Providence, R.I.
Self-defense via “assault weapon”? Three masked teens open fire on Georgia homeowner — and don’t live to regret it 09/17/2019 Hot Air
Woman fires shots to break up robbery outside Popeyes 09/19/2019 Local10.com
Father/daughter team defends themselves against Salina home invader 09/22/2019 KNSS Wichita, Kan.
Florida man's murder plot against wife backfires after he's left paralyzed 09/27/2019 FOX News
Police: Redding man confronted by armed citizen at gas station after kidnapping woman 09/27/2019 Redding Record Searchlight
Conroe area business owner shoots, kills burglar with crowbar 10/03/2019 Chron
PULASKI COUNTY: Deputy treated after early morning assault 10/06/2019 KY3 Springfield, Mo.
Armed homeowner captures suspected burglar near his Fort Worth home, police say 10/09/2019 Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Off-Duty Yuba County Deputy Shoots, Kills Intruder In His Home 10/11/2019 CBS Sacramento, Calif.
Man Shot After Returning To Home He Previously Broke Into 10/21/2019 Daily News Record
SCSO: Resident who shot home invasion suspect will likely not face charges 10/22/2019 WJHL Johnson City, Tenn.
Philadelphia Eagles' Fletcher Cox grabs shotgun to defend home from girlfriend's ex: report 10/23/2019 FOX News
Attempted robber shot, killed inside Highland Park restaurant 10/24/2019 WXYZ Detroit, Mich.
Suspected Early Morning Gang Gunfight Erupts Outside NoHo Market 10/28/2019 NBC 4 Los Angeles, Calif.
Victim of Violent Home Invasion Speaks; Credits Wife With Saving His Life With AR-15 11/01/2019 Bay News 9 St. Petersburg, Fla.
Good Samaritan fights off man throwing rocks at cars on I-5 11/02/2019 KOMO Seattle, Wash.
Pregnant Florida woman uses AR-15 to fend off burglars attacking her family 11/04/2019 FOX News
'I was afraid he was gonna kill us': Genesee County man shares tale of home intruder 11/06/2019
‘Two men, a gun and my girl’: Glen Burnie man shoots intruder, police say 11/07/2019 Capital Gazette
Jewelry store owner shoots suspects after smash-and-grab attempt 11/10/2019 KTRK Houston, Texas
Burlington homeowner confronts axe-wielding man with shotgun 11/17/2019 WRAL Raleigh, N.C.
Punta Gorda woman arrested after breaking into disabled firefighter’s home 11/19/2019 WINK News
Home invasion suspect dead after being shot by homeowner; police looking for second suspect 11/21/2019 WNDU South Bend, Ind.
Miami Man In Van Guns Down AK-47 Wielding Robber Because He Didn’t Want ‘To Go Out Like A Punk’ 11/25/2019 CBS 4 Miami, Fla.
McCleary woman says she had no choice when she shot, killed estranged husband 11/28/2019 KOMO Seattle, Wash.
Bread delivery man foils armed robbery at Hardee's 11/30/2019 CBS46 Atlanta, Ga.
Tulsa Police Say Fatal Shooting At Apartment Complex Was Self-Defense 12/02/2019 NewsOn6.com
Man charged with homicide in ‘strange’ Dublin self-defense shooting 01/07/2020 KRON4
Columbus, Indiana, man shoots, kills baseball bat-wielding intruder 01/08/2020 WDRB
Coroner's office employee who shot armed burglar, 31, dead during home invasion likely WON'T face charges because he acted in self defense 01/09/2020 Daily Mail
Texas man with license to carry shoots, kills suspected robber at home cookout 01/13/2020 FOX News
Homeowner's son shoots intruder at Oklahoma home 01/13/2020 KFOR
Police: Homeowner shoots, kills man during attempted robbery in Baldwin 01/13/2020 TribLIVE
University Place road rage incident leads to fatal shooting 01/16/2020 KIRO 97.3 FM
Police: Homeowner confronted masked intruders, shot and killed one 01/21/2020 WAND
CPL holder shoots man attempting to rob him at gunpoint in Warren 01/22/2020 FOX 2 Detroit, Mich.
Man arrested after police say he aggressively pursued women at Cape Coral bar 01/24/2020 WFTX
Brown County 13-year-old shoots man assaulting teen's grandmother 01/27/2020 Abilene Reporter News
Woman shoots man trying to break into her Detroit apartment 01/31/2020 Click On Detroit
Armed neighbor shoots dog attacking Arlington woman 02/02/2020 KDFW
Police: Teen with toy guns shot by man during robbery 02/04/2020 WWBT
911 CALL: ‘I just killed him,’ woman won’t face charges after deadly shooting 02/08/2020 WHIO
Ohio man detains burglar at gunpoint after he tried to break into home with pitchfork 02/08/2020 KIRO
Hollywood stuntwoman, husband killed after shootout: reports 02/12/2020 FOX News
Man named Love gets in shootout with ex’s boyfriend on Valentine’s Day, police say 02/18/2020 ClickOrlando.com
Police release name of alleged trespasser fatally shot by homeowner in Spencer County 02/18/2020 WLKY
Man stops robbery attempt with legally concealed handgun in Allouez 02/24/2020 WBAY
Intruder shot multiple times, gravely wounded in predawn home invasion 02/24/2020 AL.com
Man forces his way into family's home in middle of night. But Dad has a gun and shoots intruder four times — once in the head. 02/25/2020 The Blaze
Woman with concealed-carry permit fends off would-be robber in Little Village 02/27/2020 FOX 32 Chicago
'He shot him four or five times': Shopper shoots, kills armed robbery suspect in Greensboro 02/29/2020 WFMY
Leesburg man jailed after customer at Wawa holds him at gunpoint following attack 03/01/2020 Villages-News.com
Makakilo resident holds home intruder at gunpoint until police arrive 03/03/2020 Star Advertiser
Jacksonville neighbor holds man suspected of setting house on fire at gunpoint until police arrive 03/04/2020 Action News Jax
Resident shoots intruder during Brea break-in: Police 03/08/2020 KTLA
Troy shooting victim identified as burglary suspect 03/12/2020 WSFA
Disabled apartment resident shoots burglar to death: HCSO 03/14/2020 KHOU
Woman fights back, shoots suspect after 5 men try to rob her at ATM 03/18/2020 WSOCTV
Indy homeowner shoots and kills suspected intruder, police say 03/24/2020 RTV6 Indianapolis
Concealed carry permit holder fatally shoots armed woman outside north Tulsa shopping center 03/28/2020 Tulsa World
Woman shoots burglar during Lucasville home invasion 03/28/2020 WCMH
Deputies: Florida Mom Shoots Intruder, ‘I Don’t Want To Shoot Him, But I’m Going To Have To!’ 04/01/2020 CBS Miami
Police Identify Man Killed in Wolf Creek 'Self-Defense' Shooting 04/03/2020 KDRV
Illinois police release surveillance video after homeowner fatally shot masked intruder 04/04/2020 FOX 6 Now
Asheboro man arrested after caught during burglary, held at gunpoint by victim, deputies say 04/08/2020 My FOX 8
Fredericksburg woman shoots and kills alleged home intruder, 19 04/11/2020 KVUE
Man accused of shooting at home in Cherokee Co., charged with attempted murder 04/17/2020 WSPA
Fairfield News: Man With Machete Flees Homeowner With Gun 04/18/2020 News Break
Deputies: Homeowner Shoots Intruder Following Police Chase 04/20/2020 CBS Sacramento
DA: Fatal shooting in parking lot was ‘clear case of self-defense’ 04/22/2020 Las Vegas Review Journal
Prairie County men hold escaped murder suspect at gunpoint 04/24/2020 KATV
El Paso County hemp grower reports gunbattle with invaders who might have mistaken plants for marijuana 05/01/2020 The Gazette
ECSO: No, a man did not fire a handgun on Pensacola Beach this weekend 05/02/2020 Pensacola News Journal
No charges filed in deadly shooting in Madison County 05/04/2020 Alabama.com
UPDATE: Man who was crabbing shoots, kills robbery suspect on Pleasure Island 05/05/2020 KFDM
Home intruder killed in Buffalo shooting 05/12/2020 GoUpstate.com
Suspect Arrested, Charged in Assault at 3806 Solo Street 05/18/2020 City of Houston
Deputies: Intoxicated man shot after kicking in Fulshear homeowner’s door, telling homeowner to shoot him 05/20/2020 Click 2 Houston
One Man Shot Dead After Attempting to Assault West Avenue Resident in Eureka Last Night, Police Say; Investigation Determines Shooter Acted in Self-Defense 05/22/2020 Lost Coast Outpost
Las Vegas Man Shoots Son To Death For Threatening To Stab Mother During Argument 05/25/2020 International Business Times
Elderly Florida Man Shot Intruder To Death After Suspect Smashed Through Glass Door And Began Attacking His Wife, Authorities Say 05/29/2020 Oxygen
‘Standing strong’: Corbo’s Bakery owners, armed with shotguns, protect their business from protesters 05/31/2020 WOIO
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