I primarily write about 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, as the case below from South Africa shows, armed self defense saves crime victims all around the world:
Police say that the owner of a tavern was returning to his home in Chris Hani Village in South Africa around 9:00pm when four robbers emerged from a dark corner of his yard and attacked. One of the robbers is said to have opened fire on the man, striking him in the chest and leg. Acting in self defense, the man reportedly drew his lawfully carried handgun and returned fire, fatally wounding the armed robber and sending his three accomplices fleeing. The injured bar owner was treated at a local hospital for his injuries, and police are seeking the surviving suspects.
Once again, guns are a valuable self defense tool, whether the crime victim is in the United States or half a world away. Unarmed individuals can suffer a terrible fate when a criminal robs them, even if they fully cooperate with the criminal’s demands. The same is true for those who try to run from the robber.
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 armed barber shot an armed criminal who threatened him and his son, saving their lives. This armed pet shop clerk shot an armed robber who threatened a fellow employee’s life, as well as his own life, preventing them both from being stabbed. This armed pizza delivery man defended himself against 3 armed robbers, and walked away unharmed. This armed citizen stopped a bank robber, while this armed Israeli citizen stopped a terrorist.