Some recent defensive gun uses with permitted concealed handguns
Austin, Texas, April 6, 2017
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.
. . . authorities learned a Good Samaritan, identified as Lt. Brandon Teel, witnessed the incident and reported the crime to police.
When he realized the severity of the fight, police say Teel took out his concealed weapon, for which he has a valid permit, and held the suspect until Austin officers were able to take him into custody.
Teel, 35, of Ward, is an active-duty United States Air Force Reserves 189th Airlift Wing and is stationed at the Little Rock Air Force base.
The Austin police chief says Teel’s actions saved a life.
“Lt. Teel is a perfect example of a responsible concealed carry permit holder,” said Chief Bill Duerson. “He acted heroically in the face of extreme danger and avoided a tragedy.” . . . .
April 7, 2017
New Orleans, April 3, 2017
the Uber driver reported to police that two men jumped into his car about 1:20 a.m. Monday shortly after he let a passenger out. Police say at least one of the two men was armed and pointed a gun at the driver and told him to drive, according to the driver.
Authorities say the men subsequently forced the driver out of his car. But the driver tuned out to be armed as well. Police say the driver fired at the two suspects, wounding one. Both suspects got out of the car and ran away. . . .
Quincy Police Department
UPDATE: March 28, 2017: Based on a thorough investigation, we believe the male party was protecting himself from an armed suspect. His LTC and firearms, which were confiscated per department protocol, have been returned to him.
On Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at approx. 7:36pm, Officers responded to Kendrick Ave on a call of shots fired. Upon arrival, Officers spoke to the reporting party. She stated she heard a male’s voice in her yard, followed by what she believed to be gun shots. Quincy Police also spoke to a male party who stated he was the victim of a road rage incident. The male party (whose identification is not being released) stated a passenger in the suspect vehicle exited the car and charged at him with a large knife. The male party stated that he fired two shots.
Detectives arrived on scene and located two shell casings. No injuries were reported. The male party, who fired the shots, has a valid License to Carry (LTC) Firearms. The LTC was confiscated along with any/all firearms in his possession. Detectives notified the issuing authority for his Firearms License. This is an ongoing investigation.
Des Moines, Iowa, March 24, 2017
The man told police he attempted to scare the dogs off, but a St. Bernard growled at him and lunged at his face.
Police say the man put his left arm in front of his face, as one of the dogs bit him.
He then pulled a gun from his pocket and shot at the lunging dog, which did not sustain any visible injuries. . . .
The man had broken skin and holes in his clothes from the bite. . . .