Defensive gun uses are seldom reported by national news outlets; unlawful shootings, by contrast, are reported relatively often. Local news reporting, however, much more frequently includes both types of stories. This is especially true in more gun-friendly areas. The following links are to video clips of local news reports of defensive gun uses.
Student Shoots Home Invaders - Saves 10 Lives!
Armed Citizen Saves People at Grocery Store
Female store clerk shoots and kills would-be robber
This link is to a YouTube playlist of news reports of defensive gun uses: Armed Self-Defense