Dramatic cases in last few days of concealed handgun permit holders stopping violent crime

21 Aug , 2015  

Gun at shooting range

Chicago (August 20, 2015):

. . . At 10:05 p.m., a 24-year-old man was with a woman in the 7400 block of South Morgan Street in Englewood when they were approached by two men who said they were robbing them and had a gun, said Officer Janel Sedevic, a Chicago Police spokeswoman.

The man being robbed, who has concealed-carry license, drew his gun and shot one of the men in his chest, Sedevic said.

The would-be victim was shot in his leg, Sedevic said. . . .

Yakima, Washington (August 19, 2015):

The first incident took place about 5 p.m. Saturday, when the man and his girlfriend discovered clothing, electronics and cellphones had been taken from his home in the 1300 block of Roosevelt Avenue. As they were absorbing being burglarized, they heard the back door opening and encountered two men, including a 24-year-old man wearing a hat, necklace and shirt stolen from the home, according to a police affidavit.

Police said they arrived to find the two men being held on the ground at gunpoint by the homeowner, who held a valid concealed pistol license.

Police also found a stolen car outside the house, which they tied to the suspected burglars. . . .

Philadelphia (August 17, 2015):

Surveillance video captured an intense fight inside a Philadelphia deli in which a shot was fired after a suspect tried to rob a customer who happened to be armed and licensed to carry.

The suspect walked into the Hoagie City deli on the 600 block of North 40th Street back on August 9 at 12:10 a.m. Police say the suspect then grabbed a 22-year-old customer inside from behind and tried to rob him.

Surveillance cameras captured the customer, who was armed and licensed to carry, fight off the robber.  . . .


3 Responses

  1. Bubba says:

    You don’t need any kind of permit in your own home.

    • johnrlott says:

      That is indeed usually the case in most places. This story was included here because the person had just arrived home and it appears that he had his gun with him because he was already carrying it with him when he was outside his home.

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