Utility worker in St. Louis County uses his permitted concealed handgun to stop armed robber

19 Nov , 2015  

From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about an incident in North St. Louis County:

Police say three contractors for ADB Utility Co. were working on water lines near that intersection when an armed robber approached two of the workers who were standing near a company truck.

The robber took wallets from the two men, 49 and 58 years old, at gunpoint before turning his attention to a third man, 22, nearby, police said.


13-year-old boy uses mom’s gun to shoot and kill armed man breaking into home

12 Nov , 2015  


From Fox News:

A South Carolina teenager left home alone used his mother’s gun to shoot and kill a burglar, authorities said Tuesday.

Fox Carolina reported that deputies responded to a report of shots fired at a home in Ladson Tuesday shortly before 2 p.m. EST Tuesday. When they arrived, they found the unidentified 13-year-old boy and asked him to come out of the home.



Two armed men break into home while mother is breastfeeding, she is wounded but shot back and caused robbers to flee

12 Nov , 2015  

North Carolina woman defends herself from two armed men who started firing as soon as they broke into her home. They shot her twice, but she was able to keep her baby safe.

Semantha Bunce, 21, a combat medic in the National Guard, was in her Charlotte home breast-feeding her 4-month-old son in her bedroom when intruders barged in Tuesday, November 3, according to CNN affiliate WSOC.


21 defensive gun uses by concealed handgun permit holders covered by the news media during October

3 Nov , 2015  

UPDATED to now include 21 cases in October (there are a couple of other cases where we can’t determine if a permit would have been necessary to have a gun, such as a defensive gun use at a business by an employee, that are not included in this list)

ORIGINAL POST: We have already posted a number of concealed handgun permit holders who have used guns defensively during October (see here, here, and here).  …


Concealed handgun permit holder in Chicago stops armed robber

1 Nov , 2015  

From the Chicago Tribune (November 1, 2015):

A robbery was thwarted at a Southwest Side corner store Saturday night when a patron with a concealed carry license shot and killed an armed robber . . .

The dead man has been identified as Reginald Gildersleeve, 55, of the 5000 block of South California Avenue, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.


New Concealed Handgun Permit Holder defends himself from three robbers, one of whom was armed

25 Oct , 2015  

Fox TV Channel 2 in Detroit:

. . . Tremain, who doesn’t want to be identified because his family fears retaliation, says his brother had just finished work and was waiting for the bus at Schaefer and West Outer Drive on the west side when three teens confronted him.

One pulled out a gun and demanded his money.


Seven cases in the past 9 days where concealed handgun permit holders have stopped crime and/or attacks

19 Oct , 2015  

Brick wielding assailant killed by pastor

Man shoots and kills dog during attack

Reno: Downtown shooting appears to be self-defense

Would be robber shot and killed by victim

1 Shot dead at Waterbury Cafe

Victim pulls gun on would be robbers in Nashville

Man shot during altercation with tow truck driver who towed his vehicle



Two crimes within 24 hours foiled in the Detroit area by Concealed Handgun Permit Holders

23 Sep , 2015  

Armed bank robbery stopped (Monday night, September 21, 2015):

. . . The 43-year-old assailant entered the bank with a gun and had procured “a large amount” of cash from the bank when, on the way out, he appears to have threatened a 63-year-old customer with his gun, according to Fouts.


Permit holder “ultimately saved his life” with permitted concealed handgun, carries his “best friend” with him “all the time”

16 Sep , 2015  

From Lehigh Acres, Florida (September 14, 2015):

. . . Owner Pierre Phurcien said it was his first time being robbed, and when he realized what was happening he made a split-second decision that ultimately saved his life. . . .

“He came right here, and he pulled a gun and said give me the money,” Phurcien said.


Concealed handgun permit holder saves life of 66-year-old woman who was about to be run over by robbers

10 Sep , 2015  

David Roberts, a concealed handgun permit holder, prevented a fleeing robber from running over 66-year-old Betty Jones.  Both the woman who was about to be run over and an Evansville police captain.  From the Tristate newspaper in Evansville, Illinois:

. . . Brittany Deener, 20, and Morgan Blair, 20, have been charged with strong arm robbery, criminal recklessness with a vehicle, theft and hit and run in connection with Tuesday’s incident.