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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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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UPDATED: Compiling Cases where concealed handgun permit holders have stopped mass public shootings and other mass attacks

25 May , 2020  

This is a revised, updated version of a post originally written on April 21, 2015.

Columnist Eugene Volokh wrote in the Washington Post on April 20, 2015: “Have civilians with permitted concealed handguns stopped such mass shootings before?”  We provided Volokh with a list of such cases, which he used.

Below, we have collected news stories on more cases of permit holders stopping mass public shootings with their handguns (we separately collect cases where concealed handguns are used to stop other crimes).  …

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Possible Mass Public Shooting stopped by permit holder in Tulsa shopping center

28 Mar , 2020  

A dramatic shooting was stopped on Friday night, March 27th, 2020 at a shopping center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This attack fits definition of what could have been a mass public shooting: a shooting in pubic that did not involve some other type of crime. Without the permit holder there to stop the attack, it could have resulted in multiple deaths.…

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Updated: Texas Church Shooting stopped by two armed parishioners legally carrying guns

29 Dec , 2019   Video

“We lost two great men today, but it could have been a lot worse,” the church’s Senior Minister Britt Farmer claimed on Sunday. “I’m thankful our government has allowed us the opportunity to protect ourselves.”

“The citizens who were inside that church undoubtedly saved 242 other parishioners, and that might get swept aside,” Texas DPS Director Jeoff Williams said.…

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Person legally carrying gun stops Walmart shooting in Duncan, Oklahoma

18 Nov , 2019  

Finally, when one of these attacks are stopped by someone legally carrying a gun, the media is giving it some notice.

From USA Today (though it is buried in the story): “Aaron Helton, an Army veteran, said he was at the Walmart around 9:45 a.m. when he heard nine shots and saw the gunman, weapon in hand.

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Man stops what deputies said would otherwise have likely been a mass public shooting

20 Aug , 2019   Video

Newnan, Georgia, August 13, 2018

This is an amazing story that was caught on video. An employee who wasn’t even scheduled to work that day, but was simply hanging around the bar outside in the parking lot, stopped an attack that the police say would have likely resulted in multiple deaths.…

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Civilian apparently cut short attack at Second Christchurch Mosque, only 7 died at that Mosque versus 41 at other one

15 Mar , 2019  

UPDATE: The original news reports suggested that a Muslim at the Mosque had run home (presumably very nearby) to get his gun to stop the attack. Well, new reports suggest something quite different happened. There are basic inconsistencies between the two reports.

The original reports suggest that the Muslim was able to fire the gun at the attacker, but the other articles suggest that he took the gun from the shooter and didn’t know how to fire it.…

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Concealed handgun permit holder stops man who enters an Alabama McDonalds firing his gun

29 Oct , 2018  

“He’s my hero,” he said. “Because I can only imagine how it would’ve went if he wasn’t armed. We might not be here having this interview.” . . .

He said he heard more than 15 shots fired. . . .

— Markus Washington to WAFF Channel 48 News

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Racist Mass Public Shooting at Louisville (KY) Kroger stopped by concealed handgun permit holder

26 Oct , 2018  

The national media has picked up on this story because the killer, Gregory Bush, is racist. But they are ignoring the fact that a white civilian with a concealed handgun permit stopped the attack. Both the people murdered at the Koger — Maurice Stallard, 69, and Vickie Jones, 67 — were black.…

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