Defensive Gun Use

Concealed handgun permit holder stops an attack by a man with a machete

23 Jul , 2020  

Apparently, not only shouldn’t you bring a knife to a gun fight, but even a machete doesn’t do you much good.

A man who entered a Metairie convenience store armed with a machete and threatened an employee fled after he was confronted by a customer who was armed with a gun, according to authorities. 

The blade-wielding suspect was later identified as Robert Merritt, 37, of Metairie.

Defensive Gun Use

Concealed Handgun Permit Holder Stops Mass Public Shooting in Brownsburg, Indiana

17 Jul , 2020  

Here is another example where police have said that if it wasn’t for the presence of a legal concealed handgun permit holder many others could have been killed. Fortunately, one of the people wounded in the shooting had a permitted concealed handgun and was able to then get out of his car and shoot the attacker.…

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Defensive Gun Use

Mother with concealed handgun permit protects teenage son from being robbed in Kroger parking lot in Dallas, Georgia

25 Jun , 2020  

Fortunately, the mother was there to protect her son.

The 16-year-old had arranged to meet with three men outside the grocery store on Ga. 278 to buy a cellphone he saw advertised on Snapchat, according to Dallas police. He brought his mother along, and she brought her firearm.

The mother fired a single shot when the men attempted to rob the boy, Assistant Chief Bill Gorman said.

Defensive Gun Use, Featured

Nine Defensive Gun Uses where people legally carrying concealed guns have stopped crime, cases from late August to mid September 2019

17 Jun , 2020  

We normally don’t include cases where a business owner or employee stops an attack, as those are quite numerous, unless the case explicitly notes the person had a concealed handgun permit.

Philadelphia, PA, August 26, 2019

Police say an armed man in his 30s attempted to rob the store when the MetroPCS employee, who has a permit to carry, shot the suspect.

Defensive Gun Use

Concealed handgun permit holder saves lives: Man killed by CPL holder after firing gun at vehicles on Saginaw Hwy

17 Jun , 2020  

While one would think that the most important part of this story was that a man who was standing in the road was firing a gun at vehicles, many news articles on this event focused on the shooter just pointing his gun at people or firing his gun into the air.…

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Defensive Gun Use, Riots

Polk County, Floria Sheriff on the Riots after George Floyd’s death: “people in Polk County like guns”

2 Jun , 2020   Video

“The people in Polk County like guns, they have guns, I encourage them to own guns… And if you try to break into their homes to steal, to set fires, I’m highly recommending they blow you back out of the house with their guns.”

Ken Suarez and Catherine Hawley, “Peaceful protesters gather in Polk County; curfew in effect at 8 p.m.,” Fox Channel 13 (Tampa Bay, Florida), June 1, 2020.

Defensive Gun Use

Minneapolis Police Stand Down, Leave Local Businesses to Fend for Themselves: Why Private Gun Ownership is Important

30 May , 2020  

As rioting rampages through the Twin Cities in Minnesota, black store owners have had to themselves protect their stores. Some have tried with their bare hands, while others have used guns. For those who oppose private gun ownership, these riots show the need From the Wall Street Journal:

Minneapolis police have similarly taken a hands-off approach to this week’s rioting, which has destroyed roughly 130 local businesses, but the anger shows no sign of letting up.

Defensive Gun Use

Defensive Gun Uses By Those Legally Carrying Guns: 15 cases where people legally carrying guns stopped crimes in late September and early October 2019

13 May , 2020  

Miami, FL, September 19, 2019, WPLG Channel 10

Police said Carter followed the victim outside after the victim finished eating and then punched the victim from behind in the parking lot of a nearby Popeyes, causing the victim to fall to the ground….

Cellphone video taken by a witness shows a good Samaritan, who identified herself to Local 10 News only as Lula, firing her gun during the incident in an effort to stop the attack….

Defensive Gun Use

Philadelphia: “Man [with a concealed handgun permit] Shoots 3 Teens He Says Attacked Him On SEPTA Bus In Oxford Circle”

16 Apr , 2020   Video

A concealed handgun permit holder shoots three young male attackers in the their legs. Two of the attackers were 16-years-old and one was 17. Story from CBS Philly on April 16, 2020:

A man opened fire inside of a SEPTA bus claiming he was being attacked by three teenage boys, police say.