Defensive Gun Uses with an AR-15 or Similar

This is not a complete or comprehensive list, just incidents that have come to my attention.
Please feel free to forward any similar stories you find.

2018-08-06

 

2018-07-21

Defender fires AR-15 at suspects in Haiku, Hawaii home invasion robbery Star Advertiser

2018-06-01

Memphis homeowner uses AK style rifle to return fire on armed burglars in his home. Miami Herald WMC Action News

2018-04-15

Seven armed men invade home, yelling “Sheriff’s Office!” Fought off by at least two residents using a 9mm handgun and an AR-15. Blog postNews4Jax(h/t Miguel)

2018-02-26

Good Guy with AR-15 Stops Attacker – Witness to stabbing grabs AR-15 and stops knife wielding attacker from inflicting further harm. Attacker runs, later captured by police.

2017-11-06

Former NRA Instructor Engages Texas Church Shooter, helps chase him down until Law Enforcement arrive   – Live video interview with the hero, the same day as the shooting here

2017-03-28

Oklahoma Man kills 3 home invaders with AR-15   – 3 teen home invaders shot and killed by homeowner’s 23-year-old son. Getaway driver, 21, charged with felony murder. Additional article from OKCFox

2017-01-17

Two gun store employees fight off five armed robbers, capturing two. Houston Chronicle 

2015-07-03

Store owner uses AR-15 to defend himself after 3 robbers use vehicle to smash in front door. Fox 6 Milwaukee

2014-05-11

Homeowner shoots intruder in Vance County Break-in  – Man in bed when armed intruder kicked in backdoor, homeowner grabbed AR-15 from under his bed, intruder shot once and missed. Homeowner shot back once and hit the intruder in the stomach.

2013-04-25

Man Likely Justified in Shooting Intruder: DA – 20-year-old resident shot burglar in apartment, burglar pronounced dead at hospital. Philly.com archived story

2013-02-14

Armed robbers driven off from holding up tax preparation business by security guard with AR-15. Fox 2 Detroit

2013-01-24

No Shots Fired: Home Intruders decide not to stick around after seeing their victim holding an AR-15 – Two intruders break into apartment, encounter one student with an unloaded AR-15, choose to retreat. Original story from the Internet Archive  Additional article from Washington Times

2013-01-11

15-year-old Defends Home Against Burglars, Shoots One with Father’s AR-15 – 15-year-old boy home with only 12-year-old sister when burglars tried to break in. Burglars fled, leaving trail of blood. Original story from the Internet Archive

1993-08-17

Pizza Hut delivery guy held up by three teens, grabbed AR-15 from car and teens ran off. He had been to the range before work. Pizza Hut fired him. NRA News

1992-04-29 – 1992-05-04

LA Riots – Many Korean store-owners and employees defended their businesses using handguns, shotguns, and semi-automatic rifles. Pictures can be found of defenders using Mini-14s, M1 Carbines, and Daewoo K1A1s

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