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 driver gives up and hides in the restroom of a nearby store.

Jacksonville, Florida, June 12, 2018 (Miami Channel 7)

Police say a man who tried to carjack two people was thwarted after the victims both pulled out guns to protect themselves.

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.

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.