Major media networks don’t share these defensive gun use cases with the public. We thought we would share some recent cases with you, so you can see that guns are used to save innocent lives.
Would-be Robber fatally shot during Uptown hold-up (North Side, Chicago)
Chicago Times (by: Mitchell Armentrout)
About 10:30 p.m., two 23-year-old men were unloading a vehicle in an alley in the 1000 block of West Winona when a 28-year-old man walked up and demanded their things, according to Chicago Police.
One of the younger men handed over his cellphone and wallet, but when the robber said he was taking the car, the other 23-year-old pulled out a gun and shot him multiple times, police said.
Man fatally shoots alleged armed robber in Chattanooga
Steven Hurston was dead when officers arrived at 1600 Hamill Road at about 12 a.m., according to police.
The person who shot Hurston, 30-year-old Joshua Smith, told police that Hurston tried to rob him at gunpoint.
Smith said that he’d arranged to meet a woman online at a duplex on Hamill Road. He said he got out of his car and was walking to the duplex with the woman when Hurston came out from beside the duplex, pointed a gun at him and demanded money.
Deadly Shooting at Family Dollar Store
It happened around 9:30 a.m. Friday at 8624 W. Montgomery Road.
Police said it wasn’t immediately clear if the masked suspect was armed.
The other workers ran to the back of the store when he came in.
“I left the back room to see if he was OK, see where he was at,” Ivan Sanchez said. “And when I left the back room, and when I go out there, I see him with the robber and the robber was already lying on the floor.”