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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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Defensive Gun Uses By Those Legally Carrying Guns: Dramatic cases from the middle of August to the middle of September 2019

14 Apr , 2020  

Loudoun county, VA, August 10, 2019 (Fox Channel 5, Washington DC)

An elderly man is credited with helping to stop a couple from getting robbed in Northern Virginia.

According to Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman, the man sprung into action and fired warning shots from his personal gun as that couple was being assaulted in the parking lot of a hotel near Dulles Airport….

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Defensive Gun Uses by those legally carrying guns: 22 cases over six weeks from late June to early August 2019

2 Feb , 2020  

We haven’t updated these cases for a while (we have been working on other projects, such as Nikki’s new book), but will hopefully be returning to this soon. Here are cases of people legally carrying guns and stopping crimes outside of their homes.

Cincinnati, OH, June 22, 2019

A botched robbery this weekend left one teen dead and a second teen charged with murder – all while the robbery victim and police say the shooting was in self-defense.

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“Good Samaritan” legally carrying gun shoots man attacking Arizona state trooper

13 Jan , 2020   Video

“Thank you because I don’t know if my trooper would be alive today without your assistance,” Arizona DPS Col. Frank Milstead said.

The attack occurred in Tonopah, Arizona. The video above is from two different news stories on the rescue. From KABC:

An Arizona trooper trying to help a motorist in a rollover crash was shot in an ambush-style attack by a random suspect, who was then fatally shot by a Good Samaritan driving by.

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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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