Need some quick help: Need detailed newspaper self defense stories


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Trebor
March 19, 2004, 06:46 PM
Does anyone have any links to some detailed newspaper stories on self-defense stories? They can be either home defense or CCW related.

I'm teaching a NRA Personal Protection in the Home course to qualify students for a Michigan Concealed Pistol License tommorrow and I'd like to use the stories in the class. I already have the story about the Nevada man who beat the home invader with his unloaded 12 gauge after shooting him 3 times with a .357 and I'm looking for other stories with enough info to make good teaching examples. Most of the articles I'm finding are just too skimpy on the details to be much use.

If any of you have any stories saved, please post the link or the story here and I'll print it out and distribute it to my students.

Sorry about the late notice. I've been meaning to do the research for awhile but time got away from me.

Thanks

Rob

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Rebeldon
March 19, 2004, 07:06 PM
http://www.nraila.org/ArmedCitizen/Default.aspx

Ryder
March 19, 2004, 09:10 PM
Lots of recent ones can be found here:
http://www.tsra.com/selfdfns.htm


Some here (but not as up to date):
http://www.kc3.com/self_defense/Self_Defense.htm

MicroBalrog
March 19, 2004, 09:11 PM
Also try www.keepandbeararms.com

rritter
March 19, 2004, 10:13 PM
Another good site is:

http://www.claytoncramer.com/gundefenseblog/blogger.html

Trebor
March 20, 2004, 12:27 AM
Thanks guys!

Skirmisher
March 20, 2004, 05:26 AM
Don't even to have to go out of Michigan for the latest self defense story. Yesterday in Farmington Hills, a woman confronted two muggers by pulling her concealed carry gun and held them for the police. There were no shots fired and no dead bodies and it was still a story on Channel 4!!!!

Trebor
March 20, 2004, 08:47 PM
Don't even to have to go out of Michigan for the latest self defense story. Yesterday in Farmington Hills, a woman confronted two muggers by pulling her concealed carry gun and held them for the police. There were no shots fired and no dead bodies and it was still a story on Channel 4!!!!

Yep, that's the first one I used. I didn't have a copy of a newspaper story to hand out on it, but I described the news report I saw and we discussed the incident.

The accidental shooting death of the Gunsite student went in right at the begining of the "Dry Fire Safety Rules" segment.

Today was a long day in the classroom, but tommorrow we do the range. Looks like I've got a good group of students, one former Marine pistol team member and a woman whose trained with Vicki Farnam. It's gonna be fun.

Barbara
March 20, 2004, 08:50 PM
http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/2936266/detail.html

Old Fuff
March 20, 2004, 10:25 PM
(MI) Woman's gun may have saved her life (Police Chief was against CCW)
Woman's gun may have saved her life


Web-posted Mar 20, 2004


By STEPHEN FRYE
Of The Daily Oakland Press


Four years ago, she was helpless as a man robbed her at gunpoint. On Friday, legally armed with a handgun, she may have saved her life.
And Farmington Hills Police Chief William Dwyer, who dreaded a change in the law in 2001 to make it easier to receive a concealed weapons permit, admits that he's changing his mind about that law.

Dwyer said the woman could easily have been killed after she was targeted by a couple looking for an easy score. They were waiting at 6:30 a.m. outside an office building at the southeast corner of 12 Mile and Drake roads.

Angela, a married mother of two, was arriving at the office where she has worked for six years. She asked that her last name and hometown not be made public.

She saw a car in the lot that she did not recognize, with two people inside, putting her on her guard. When she left her car, a man got out of that car and walked toward her.

He passed the entrance to the building and continued toward her. The man came within 10 feet of her, and she knew she had to act.

"I didn't get a chance to get in the office," she said. "He had his hands in his pocket with his hood pulled up. I opened my purse and pulled my gun out.

"I felt my life was in trouble. The first instinct was to pull out my gun."

The man turned tail and walked away, and the car pulled up to him near the roadway. He jumped in and they drove off.

No shots were fired.

Dwyer said there was "no question" she was in trouble.

"She took the appropriate action," Dwyer said. "She probably saved her life. She is a very fortunate young lady. (Also) she did an excellent job as far as giving a description of the vehicle and the suspect. She's a very courageous young lady."

Her calm demeanor and quick thinking - she called police from her cell phone immediately after the suspect drove off - led police to the man and his female accomplice within a minute of the robbery attempt, Dwyer said.

He said the couple - a 21-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman from Detroit - would be charged with conspiracy to commit armed robbery.

Police confiscated a loaded 9 mm handgun from the couple's car. The man has several outstanding warrants and the woman was convicted for receiving stolen property.

Later Friday, Dwyer said a 28-year-old Southfield woman who knows Angela had been arrested for setting up her robbery.

Police are seeking a fourth suspect.

Dwyer, who as head of the state's police chief's association opposed the change in state law that made it easier for residents without criminal backgrounds to carry guns, acknowledges that the law has saved at least one person.

"I always said the CCW (Carrying a Concealed Weapon permit) legislation is somewhat controversial," he said. "I'm certainly rethinking it."

He credited her for taking the appropriate training and, equally important, using common sense.

"I'm just a woman," Angela said. "You hear about things like this. I didn't want to be a victim again."

http://www.theoaklandpress.com/stor...040320011.shtml

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