22 Nov , 2016


Four Defensive Gun Use by People Legally Carrying Guns over the last few days

Lewiston, Maine (WGME, CBS Channel 13), November 21, 2016

. . . . Police were called to 56 Birch Street around 8:30 p.m.

Police say two men with a knife tried to rob a 27-year-old man, but the victim defended himself with a .22 caliber handgun.

The man thought he did not hit anyone, but an hour after the incident, police say a man who ran from the scene went to the hospital with a gunshot wound to his shoulder.

26 Oct , 2016


Five Defensive Gun Uses with permitted concealed handguns: 71 year old man stops being beaten and prevents carjacking

The reporters in a couple of stories said that “but is clear is that the situation could have had a different ending.”

Sioux Falls, South Dakota, October 24, 2016

. . . It all started with an elderly couple sitting in their car at the Red Rock Inn.

“The driver’s door was cracked slightly.

12 Oct , 2016


Five Defensive Gun Uses by people with Concealed Handguns over four days

From WJON, St. Cloud, Minnesota, October 11, 2016

A man who allegedly tried to attack a couple outside the St. Cloud Walmart store last week got more than he bargained for. It turns out the husband has a permit to carry, and used his gun to thwart off the attacker.

According to the criminal complaint, the couple was walking to their car just before midnight last Wednesday when a man dragging a baseball bat approached them.

12 Sep , 2016


Some dramatic cases where concealed handgun permit holders have stopped mass public shootings

Granite City, Illinois, September 9, 2016 (The television news segment mentions that Granite City has one of the highest rate of concealed handgun permit holders in Illinois.)

A man pulled a gun and shot a suspect who tried to rob him in Granite City early Friday morning.

A suspect approached two men around 1:30 a.m.

27 Jul , 2016

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Five defensive gun uses with permitted concealed handguns over just a few days

From Fox News 32 in Chicago, July 25, 2016:

CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) – A man was shot by a civilian employee of the Chicago Police Department during an attempted robbery Monday morning in the Lawndale neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

Shortly before 6 a.m., the 57-year-old man was getting on his motorcycle in the 1300 block of South Sawyer when he was approached by a man and a teenager who announced a robbery, according to Chicago Police.

14 Jul , 2016


Some recent concealed carry permit holders who have stopped recent violent crime


Augusta, Maine, June 26, 2016 (WCSH, NBC Channel 6 in Portland)

Augusta Police say two bystanders legally armed with handguns stepped in during a shooting incident at a Walmart in Augusta.

Police say four suspects were taken into custody by police Sunday after allegedly firing gunshots in the parking lot of a Walmart.

29 Jun , 2016


Mass Public Shooting at Nightclub in South Carolina stopped by Concealed Handgun Permit holder

Picture from Sumter County Sheriff’s Office

After the massacre in Orlando, Florida, there is the question of how to stop mass public shootings.  Unlike Florida, South Carolina allows people to carry permitted concealed handguns in Nightclubs.  If the attack wasn’t stopped, it would have gotten national news coverage.  As it is, the attack has only gotten local news coverage.  …

26 Jun , 2016

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Thirteen defensive guns uses with legally carried concealed handguns over the last month

These are just some news stories that I have come across only involving people who could legally carry guns.  It is not meant to be comprehensive of all the news stories over that month and certainly not meant to be comprehensive list of cases as most cases are unlikely to get media coverage.  …

16 May , 2016

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Four recent concealed carry defensive gun use cases over a two day period

Permit holder stops man from using his car as a battering ram in road rage incident

WPTV Channel 5 in West Palm Beach, Tuesday, May 10, 2016

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – Port St. Lucie police said a 27-year-old man faces multiple charges in connection with a hit-and-run crash and road rage incident Tuesday.

7 May , 2016

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Texas concealed handgun permit holder stops armed robber from threatening himself and his young son

League City, Texas, May 7th, 2016.  From KTRK, Channel 13 in Houston.

A robbery suspect was shot and killed in a League City restaurant parking lot this afternoon.

It happened just a little after 2pm today. Police say a man and his young child were in the drive-thru of the McDonald’s at 102 South State Highway 3 when another man tried to rob them.