18 Sep , 2018

Concealed handgun permit holder hailed as hero for coming to aid of Cicero, Illinois police officer

UPDATE: It is now clear that the good Samaritan is the one who wounded the criminal who had shot the one police officer four times and was shooting at the other officer. The video that provides that information is from CBS Channel 2 in Chicago.

Original: From the Chicago Sun-Times:

A man with a concealed-carry license was commended for coming to the aid of Cicero police who were engaged in a shootout with a man who shot and wounded an officer near the Stevenson Expressway Thursday, authorities said.

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5 Aug , 2018

Concealed handgun permit holder stops gunman who was firing his gun at Titusville, Florida back to school event

Update: From Fox 32 WOFL in Orlando, Florida.

Titusville Police still have not released the name of the man who stopped the shooter at a park on Saturday, but they are calling him a hero.

The gunshots still echo across social media, after the emcee at Titusville’s Peace in the City event posted a Facebook live video of the shooting.

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19 Jul , 2018

Houston Husband saves wife from two armed robbers who attacked when she got out of her car

Houston Husband saves wife from two armed robbers who attacked when she got out of her car. This happened around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at a home in southeast Houston near Scott St and Airport Blvd.
From KHOU 11 in Houston, Texas.

23 Jun , 2018

Eight Defensive gun uses by People Legally Carrying Guns Over 12 Days

Atlanta, Georgia, June 16, 2018 (WSB-TV Channel 2)

Three would-be robbers are in the hospital after the couple they targeted pulled a gun and fought back. . . .

Investigators said three people followed a couple out of the grocery store along Wesley Chapel Road and into the parking lot.

“We believe that there may have been some sort of crime that was intended to happen at that time, whether it was a robbery or a carjacking, we really don’t know right now,” said Shiera Campbell with the DeKalb County Police Department.

18 Jun , 2018

Two Concealed Handgun Permit Holders Stop What Could have been a Mass Public Shooting in Tumwater, Washington

“He is a hero,” Adams said. “He took action. I really think more people could have been shot… he saved us all.”

A wild rampage at a Walmart in Tumwater, Washington was stopped when three concealed handgun permit holders confronted and killed the attacker. The attacker had carjacked a vehicle that he drove to the Walmart.…

14 Jun , 2018

“Suspected Walmart robber tries to carjack two different cars, both drivers pull out guns”

The robber tries to carjack a vehicle, but the driver pulls a concealed handgun on him. He then tries to carjack a second driver, only to find that she is also armed. At that point, the robber gives up and hid in the restroom of a nearby store. The video here says it all.…

9 Jun , 2018

Ten defensive gun uses by people legally carrying guns during the last two weeks of May

Memphis, Tennessee, May 15, 2018 (NBC Action News Channel 5)

A robber got shot trying to steal from a Memphis man at McDonald’s, according to Memphis Police Department.

MPD said four men tried to rob a man leaving the McDonald’s near the intersection of S. Trezevant Street and Lamar Avenue.

The man was carrying his daughter in his arms when the robbers approached him, according to a witness.

15 May , 2018

Civilians used concealed handguns to stop dozens of crimes in the last few weeks

Raleigh, North Carolina, April 26, 2018

. . . Jonathan Tyrone Peace, 28, has been charged with common law robbery in connection with the incident Thursday in the 300 block of South Blount Street around 3 p.m., police said. He suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and was rushed for medical treatment to WakeMed.

21 Apr , 2018

Some cases in the last month of concealed carry permit holders stopping attacks

The cases we collected here are only of defensive gun uses in public places by people who were legally carrying.  News stories of homeowners or business owners using guns to defend themselves in their own buildings are very common, but they are not included here.  The twelve cases we have here are not meant to be a complete set of cases covered by the media, let alone the ones that aren’t reported to the media, but just the cases that we were able to quickly identify.  …

1 Apr , 2018

Two defensive gun uses by concealed handgun permit holders in Chicago this past week

Chicago, Illinois, March 28, 2018

An armed suburban man with a concealed-carry license intervened in a 3-on-1 beating and robbery in River North yesterday evening, according to a witness and police.

The victim was in the 700 block of North Clark around 8:30 p.m. when three offenders wearing white surgical masks attacked him and began taking his property, police said.