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.

19 Feb , 2018

Example of Houston homeowner who very likely saved his life with an AR-15, another case from Oklahoma

May 6, 2017: A Houston Homeowner used an AR-15 to defend himself against three people who were trying to kill him. Having a rifle appears to have given the homeowner a real advantage in this gunfight because of its greater accuracy.  The video is from KPRC-TV Channel 2 and the news article below is from KTRK-TV Channel 13.…

22 Jan , 2018

Two concealed permit holders protect employees who were being threatened by an attacker

Fort Mill, South Carolina, December 21, 2017 (The State newspaper (Columbia, South Carolina), WYFF Channel 4 TV)

The attacker wielding a large wrench threatened to kill several people.  The attacker had cornered one of the employees at a Chrysler Jeep Dodge dealership, and he would have likely killed her.  Fortunately, two concealed handgun permit holders stopped the attack.  …

20 Dec , 2017

People legally carrying guns stop 22 attacks over last month, including capturing a MS-13 member who was fleeing police

These cases only involve instances where a civilian who is legally carrying a concealed handgun in public stops a criminal.

Beaumont, Texas, November 26, 2017

. . . On Sunday around 9:15 a.m., Vidor Police were notified that the Louisiana State Patrol was chasing a Black Acura at speeds over 100 miles per hour.

28 Nov , 2017

Two concealed handgun permit holders stop mass public shooting at auto shop in Rockledge, Florida

Rockledge, Florida, November 24, 2017 (Florida Today, WFTV.com in Orlando)

Two concealed handgun permit holders stopped an attack at Schlenker Automotive repair shop at 4:30 PM on the Friday after Thanksgiving.  The attacker, Robert Bailey, was armed with a .45-caliber handgun and “multiple magazines” and killed one person and severely wounded another in the business’ parking lot.  …


12 Nov , 2017

Ten defensive gun uses by permit holders during first 10 days of November

As usual, these cases exclude ones where a store owner or a homeowner uses a gun on their own property to defend themselves.  There are so many of those reported in the news.  What we aim for here are cases where people who are legally carrying in public use a gun to defend themselves or others.…

5 Nov , 2017

Updated: Witness to Texas Church shooting: a neighbor shot suspect causing him to leave the scene

UPDATE: Here is a dramatic article describing how Devin Patrick Kelley was going back to kill the people he had initially wounded when Stephen Willeford entered the front door of the church and shot Kelley.

As Farida Brown lay on the floor in the last row of pews in Sutherland Springs First Baptist Church, the 73-year-old woman felt certain she would be the next one killed.

20 Oct , 2017

Permitted concealed handguns stop two kidnappings, in another case holding a killer until police arrive, and other cases

Las Vegas, Nevada, Las Vegas Review-Journal, October 19, 2017

As he always does before leaving his house, Pearson, a concealed-carry weapon permit holder, put his pistol on his hip. . . .

“About 50 yards in front of me, the driver grabs this young child and starts stuffing him in the car,” Pearson said.

12 Oct , 2017

Dramatic self defense by concealed handgun permit holder caught on high definition video

Detroit, Michigan, October 10, 2017: An attempted robbery in Detroit didn’t turn out the way the criminal hoped it would. A concealed handgun permit holder was able to react quickly. “Police told the CPL holder it was a good thing he was legally armed or he and his cousin may not be alive today.”

A much longer video from Fox 2 in Detroit is available here.…