21 Jul , 2015

72 year old woman uses gun to stop attackers

CPRC at Fox News: “Older people need guns, too”

John Lott’s newest piece at Fox News starts this way:

Have you ever thought of letting someone else manage your finances?  If President Obama has his way, Social Security recipients who have trouble managing their finances will be banned from buying a gun.

If Social Security were to start classifying these people as “mentally defective,” some 4.2 million Social Security recipients could be affected – about 10 percent of all people 65 and older.

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7 Jul , 2015

Nashville DGU

Within just a few hours, concealed Handgun Permit Holders Defend Themselves in Nashville, TN; Birmingham, AL; and Richland, SC

Nashville, TN, July 6, 2015

. . . . 74-year-old Larry Dean Claybaker was getting into his car at the intersection of Lafayette Street and Fairfield Avenue when two teens tried to rob him around 10 p.m.

The teens allegedly took his cellphone and told him to get out of his car, which is when Claybaker reached into his pocket and pulled out a semi-automatic pistol, firing one round at each suspect.

2 Jul , 2015

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Concealed carry permit holder stops late night armed robber at Albuquerque Hotel


This case is getting some attention because Lynne Russell was such a public figure for so long.  But these types of dramatic stories, where as Russell says that her husband’s fast actions clear “saved her life,” are hardly unusual (see also here).   From Fox News:

. . . Former CNN and Headline News anchor Lynne Russell and her husband, former CNN reporter Chuck de Caro, were involved in a fatal shooting at an Albuquerque, New Mexico, motel, police told NBC News on Wednesday.

30 Jun , 2015

Uber Driver

Uber driver uses permitted concealed handgun to stop passenger from straggling him

An Über driver, Steven Rayow, a retired New York City police officer, used his permitted concealed handgun to stop a passenger from strangling him.  Rayow shot the passenger in the foot when he thought that he was about to lose consciousness.  The case occurred in Clearwater Beach, Florida.  Uber just recently banned both drivers and passengers and from carrying guns.…

27 Jun , 2015

Woman with permit used gun to defend herself Detroit

Detroit: Three armed men try to carjack a woman with a concealed handgun permit holder

A Detroit woman took a wrong turn and drove into a dangerous neighborhood.  When she tried to do a U-turn, three men tried to hijack her car.  Woman said that “if I had panicked, he would have killed me.” The story from ClickonDetroit:

“When I see him with the gun as he approached me to take the car, I lifted my gun up on the door and I began to shoot,” said C.C.

26 Jun , 2015

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Pizza delivery man with concealed handgun permit defends himself against two armed robbers

The picture above shows the holes that were shot into the pizza deliveryman’s car.
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From ABC Channel 10 TV in Miami, Florida (Wednesday, June 24, 2015):

A Domino’s pizza delivery driver shot and killed a robber in Hollywood, police said.

The shooting happened shortly before 1 a.m.

17 Jun , 2015

New Violence Policy Center “study” on guns recycles old claims using Justifiable Homicide data

The Hill Newspaper reports on a “new” Violence Police Center (VPC) study (other publicity in the LA Times, New York Times, Washington Post, Huffington Post, among many others).

A new study attempts to debunk the claim that gun owners rely on their firearms for self-defense.

The Violence Policy Center released a study Wednesday that finds people are much more likely to use a gun to kill someone without cause than to protect themselves.

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6 Jun , 2015

Shell's Restaurant in Tampa

Permit holder protects woman that he was with from being shot by robbers

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The robbery and shooting took place at 10:30 PM on Friday night just as the couple was leaving the Shell’s restaurant at 2101 East Fowler Avenue.  Without for the permit carrier’s fast actions, From Tampa Bay, Florida (CBS-TV Channel 10 News):

. . . According to Tampa Police Department, the two suspects approached the victims with a gun drawn while the victims were leaving the Shells restaurant.

2 Jun , 2015

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Georgia County Sheriff: “in my opinion [concealed handgun permit holder] saved other lives in that store”

Conyers, Georgia, Sunday, May 31, 2015, The Rockdale Citizen

Often it is claimed that citizens who stop mass public shootings don’t get news coverage because they stop anyone from being killed.  But in this case two people were killed before the permit holder was able to stop the attack.

A customer who fired back at the suspect who killed two people in a Ga.

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23 May , 2015

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Georgia Permit Holder Uses Gun to Stop Carjacking

The fact that the police shook the permit holder’s hand says it all.  Apparently this is the second time that the permit holder has used his gun in self defense.  As the TV anchorwoman says, the permit holder certainly doesn’t plan on becoming a victim any time soon.  In this case the permit holder was black and the criminal was white.  …

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