As I’ve previously noted, I primarily write about armed self defense cases in the United States. This is because I’m an American, who focuses first and foremost on American gun and self defense rights. However, I also like to occasionally discuss armed self defense cases from around the world, such as this recent case from South Africa:
Police say that 3 armed robbers followed an elderly couple from the currency exchange at a local mall back to their home, intent on committing a robbery. As the elderly couple returned to their Brentwood Park home in Johannesburg, the robbers got of out of their car with pistols drawn, police say. The elderly couple’s son reportedly saw the events unfolding from inside the house, grabbed a gun, and opened fire on the robbers. One of the robbers was reportedly killed, another was wounded, and the two surviving robbers fled in their vehicle – along with their dead accomplice. Police later apprehended the robber who had suffered non-fatal gunshot wounds as he tried to flee from the vehicle on foot, and none of the victims were harmed, police say.
Once again, guns are a valuable self defense tool, whether the crime victim is in the United States another country. Unarmed individuals can suffer a terrible fate when attacked by a violent criminal, even if they fully cooperate with that criminal’s demands. The same is true for those who try to run away from the criminal.
On the other hand, fighting back against robbers can be quite effective as a means of reducing the risk of injury to the victim. This Guyana man used his handgun to stop 4 robbers who were armed with an ice pick. Similarly, this Belize City man used his gun to stop a violent robber who attacked him in his own yard. As another example, this armed South African business owner used his gun to stop a pair of robbers. This armed Israeli citizen stopped a terrorist who was using heavy construction equipment to attack random people. I could go on with more examples, but the point should be clear – armed self defense works.