Armed Liquor Store Owner Holds Armed Robber at Gunpoint Until the Police Arrive

As reported, a Topeka, Kansas liquor store owner used his gun to stop a knife wielding robber. Police say that at at about 2:30pm, a robber entered Charlie’s Liquor on the 1200 block of Southwest Huntoon Street in Topeka, KS, armed with a steak knife.  After the robber approached the cash register and demanded money, the store owner drew his handgun and detained the robber until the police could arrive, according to news reports.  A suspect was taken into custody without bond, … Continued

Armed Metro PCS Store Employee Shoots Armed Robber in Self Defense

As reported, a Sacramento, California Metro PCS employee reportedly used his gun to stop an armed robber who was threatening another employee. Police say that the robber entered the cell phone retailer, hopped over the counter while armed with a gun, and attempted to commit a robbery.  Another employee is said to have grabbed his own gun and shot the robber, stopping the attack and preventing harm to those present.  A suspect, who died from gunshot wounds, was reportedly described as … Continued

Armed Student Stops 5 Home Invaders

As reported, a Wright State University student used his gun to stop five intruders who broke in to the house he shares with a another room mate attending the same university.

Garrard County, KY Burglar Shot by Armed Homeowner

As reported, a Garrard County, Kentucky homeowner used his gun to stop a burglar. Police say that the homeowner returned to his house just after 4:00PM, to find a burglar.  Acting in self defense, the homeowner shot the burglar, causing him to flee, according to news reports. A suspect, reportedly suffering from a gunshot wound, was later apprehended and taken to a local hospital with injuries that were not life threatening. Those who are unarmed, or who are armed with an inferior … Continued

Armed Omaha, NE Husband Saves Wife from Violent Intruder

As reported, an Omaha, Nebraska homeowner used his gun to save his wife from a violent intruder. Police say that at about 11:30pm, an intruder pounded on the door of a home near 16th Street and Drexel Street in Omaha, NE.  The wife opened the door, and was attacked by the intruder, at which point the husband grabbed his gun and ordered the intruder to release his wife, according to news reports.  Acting in defense of his wife and himself, the armed … Continued

Gun Rights for Convicted Felons? – Part 2

Back in 2008, I wrote a brief article entitled “Gun Rights for Convicted Felons?”  In that article, I noted that a US Federal law (and various state laws) prohibit anyone convicted of a felony from possessing firearms*, and stated that

A Self Defense Gun Case from my Law Practice

As I’ve mentioned, I am an attorney who practices in the Quad Cities area of Illinois and Iowa, with a large percentage of my practice comprising criminal defense cases.  That practice has prevented me from updating this website for some time, however I remain committed to gun rights in both my personal and professional life.  I recently had the honor of representing a woman named Judy, who used her gun to defend herself, her sister, and her sister-in-law after they … Continued

Armed Georgetown, WA Employee Stops 2 Intruders

As reported, a pair of intruders were stopped by an armed employee late on Friday night. Police say that just before 11:30 PM, a pair of burglars entered Sharp’s Outdoor Power Equipment, located on the 5900 block of 4th Avenue in Georgetown, WA and confronted an employee.  Acting in self defense, the employee reportedly grabbed and fired his gun, striking one of the suspects and causing the other to surrender.  The suspect who was shot is said to have died … Continued