21 Sep , 2017

Five defensive gun uses in public over two days

Austin, Texas, Austin Statesman, September 20, 2017 (the graphic here is from the Austin Statesman)

Court paperwork filed Tuesday said an armed good Samaritan stopped an attack on a runner on a popular trail near Rainey Street last week.

Police have accused Richard Jordon McEachern, 22, of forcing a runner to the ground Friday and sexually assaulting her on the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail near East Avenue and Cummings Street on Friday around 5:46 a.m.

16 Sep , 2017

Six defensive gun uses by people legally carrying in public over four days in mid-September

Dolton, Illinois, ABC Channel 7 WLS, September 14, 2017

The 20-year-old man with a gun walked into the Advance Auto Parts store in the 800-block of East 147th Street around 8 p.m. and tried to rob the store, police said.

He ran out of the store and toward a customer, who told police the suspect had a gun.

4 Sep , 2017

Ten Defensive Gun Uses by People who could Legally Carry in Public Over 13 Days

For our lists of other cases where permit holders have used guns to stop crime click here.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, WISN 12 News, August 18, 2017

The car owner, a 24-year-old man, fired shots at the suspects. They then drove away in the same car they came in. Their white car was found abandoned nearby at 86th Street and Lisbon Avenue.

13 Aug , 2017

Seven defensive gun uses in public over seven days

As usual, these cases exclude ones where a store owner or a home owner 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.…

2 Aug , 2017

Seven Defensive Gun Uses by Civilians who were legally carrying guns in Public Places

Phoenix, Arizona, CBS TV Channel 3 (Phoenix), August 1, 2017

Sgt. Jonathan Howard described it as a “good samaritan in the right place at the right time.”

A video of the news broadcast is available here.  From the Associated Press:

Phoenix police tell the Arizona Republic that a man jumped the pharmacy counter, pointed the gun at people and demanded oxycodone from the pharmacist.

21 Jul , 2017

Seven Defensive Guns Use in seven days with legally carried guns in public places

Nashville, Tennessee, WKRN.com, July 19, 2017

Two men tried to rob an elderly man in Madison, but the victim fought back, pulled out a gun, and shot one of them.

The other suspect remains on the run, and police say they are still in the initial stages of the investigation so they aren’t releasing many details at this time.

11 Jul , 2017

Nine defensive gun uses by people legally carrying guns in public over 20 days

COLUMBIA, Mo., ABC Channel 17, July 9, 2017

Columbia police said they are investigating an attempted armed robbery on Claudell Lane, which the victim says he prevented by pulling his own gun and shooting at the robber.

Police said they received calls of gunshots being heard around 11:30 p.m. Saturday.

When police arrived at the scene, they found a 27-year-old male victim who had been approached by a black man at 1014 Claudell Lane.

3 Jul , 2017

Disabled woman in wheelchair scares off two men armed with a knife

From Fox Channel 8 in Cleveland, Ohio:

. . . “It was last Monday morning around 10:30,” Melinda Vandal told Fox 8. “I looked at the door and there was a man, right there, right outside looking like he was going for my door.” She said she saw another man cutting the screen on a window of her garage.

19 Jun , 2017

Five defensive gun uses by people legally carrying guns over five days

Chicago, Sun-Times, June 14, 2017

A man with a concealed carry permit fired shots while he was being robbed Wednesday afternoon in The Loop.

The man, whose age was unknown, was approached by two males while he was waiting in traffic about 3 p.m. in the 0–100 block of East Wacker Drive, according to Chicago Police.

12 Jun , 2017

Seven defensive gun uses by people legally carrying guns in public over eleven days

Jacksonville, Florida, Fox 30, June 5, 2017

. . . A police report says the pizza delivery driver was walking into a business on Lem Turner Road when a man with a gun demanded money. . . .

The driver said he handed Jordan $91 in cash and his keys then backed away as Jordan got into his car.