Beech Bluff, Tennessee — Elsie Lee was faced with five burglars who busted down her door. From WBBJ Channel 7 in Jackson, Tennessee on May 16, 2017.
“We were asleep, and I thought I had heard something but I wasn’t for sure,” Lee remembered. “I thought I was just dreaming something, and then I heard a big bang again.”
She knew something was not right.
Las Vegas, Nevada, May 13, 2017, KTNV
. . . A pit bull was shot and killed Saturday when a man walking his dogs, Tom Cope, jumped into action to protect his beloved pets.
“If I didn’t intervene, my dog would die,” Cope said.
He says he was taking his two dogs, Sergeant and Cotton, for their morning walk when the pit bull approached Sergeant, a German shepherd, in what looked like an attack mode.
Arlington, Texas, May 3, 2017
A concealed carry holder is being heralded as a “hero” by Arlington police for preventing mass murder by killing an “incoherent” gunman at a bar Wednesday evening.
Before he was shot about 6:15 p.m., the gunman killed the manager of Zona Caliente in the 6500 block of South Cooper Street, police spokesman Christopher Cook said.
Some recent defensive gun uses with permitted concealed handguns
Austin, Texas, April 6, 2017
. . . Monday night police were dispatched to a stabbing at 10 Marie Lane, where they found 47-year-old Darren Terry with three lacerations. He was taken to the hospital for treatment.
Darren’s brother, 30-year-old Chris Terry, was taken into custody for first-degree domestic battery in the case and is being held at the Lonoke County jail on a $10,000 bond.
The stories that we collect don’t include home invasions or cases on a person’s property where they don’t a permit to carry. We also don’t include cases where business owners or employees use their guns unless it is specifically mentioned that they had a concealed handgun permit and it was important to them carrying (such as being outside the business).…
Case involving law enforcement officer being protected: Rising Sun, February 20, 2017, CBS Channel 4 in Indianapolis, Indiana
Indiana State Police say a Moores Hill man was killed by a person who witnessed the man fighting with an officer.
The incident occurred around 12:30 p.m. Monday in the 8300 block of State Road 56, west of Rising Sun.
Topeka, Kansas, WIBW Channel 13 TV, February 11, 2017:
Topeka Police responded to reports of a stabbing at the Walmart on SE California in Topeka just after 4 p.m. Saturday.
TPD says two men were involved in an altercation, when a third party conceal carry holder intervened and stopped the assault.
Here are (now) twelve more defensive gun uses by concealed handgun permit holders from across the country.
Chicago, Illinois, (8200 block of South Ingleside, Chicago) December 30, 2016, Chicago Sun-Times
A man with a concealed-carry license fatally shot a would-be robber in Chatham Friday afternoon, sources said.
The 23-year-old man was walking in the 8200 block of South Ingleside about 1:54 p.m.
The fourth case below provides and example of one of the very few defensive gun use cases that gets picked up by other media around the country. It is also an example of media bias in terms of how these cases are covered as the reason it got extensive media coverage was because a bystander was wounded in the exchange. …
Hialeah, Florida, December 6, 2016, WSVN Channel 7 News (Miami)
A man who shot a subject at a Hialeah McDonald’s drive-thru will not be facing charges after investigators determined he acted in self defense.
According to police, a road rage dispute in the drive-thru line of a McDonald’s, Monday night, escalated to a physical attack by 21-year-old Sergio Hernandez and his girlfriend, 20-year-old Vanessa Puente, against 22-year-old Victor Hugo Saavedra.