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Four cases over a couple of days where concealed handgun permit holders stopped violent crime, saved lives

2 Feb , 2016  


Temple Terrace, Florida (WFLA) February 1, 2016:

. . . around 11 p.m. on Sunday night. investigators say two men approached 38-year-old Luis Enrique Alonso in front of his home as he was unloading groceries.

The suspects grabbed Alonso, and one of the suspects pointed a silver handgun at him. Alonso grabbed the suspect’s gun and a brief struggle ensued.

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Sheriff’s deputy says “I’m alive today because of [concealed handgun permit holder]”

29 Jan , 2016  



Bistro County is located just a few miles east of Austin.  From today’s Austin Statesman:

. . . “Freeze!” Scott Perkins yelled as he pulled out his concealed handgun, pointing at the suspect.

“I’m alive today because of him,” the deputy, 23-year-old Dylan Dorris said Wednesday, reflecting on the events surrounding a disturbance call outside a Bastrop County gas station Jan.

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Concealed Carry Permit holder uses his gun to stop assault from three robbers

28 Jan , 2016  

This attack occurred at 9 PM in Virginia Beach, Virginia on Tuesday, January 26, 2016.  From WAVY.com:

Police have arrested three men in connection with a robbery that happened in the parking lot of a McDonald’s Tuesday night.

Police arrested 29-year-old Donte Tyree Salley, 23-year-old Darren Keith McCoy and 20-year-old Marcus Sean Turner in connection with the incident.

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Woman attacked in parking by knife wielding robber successfully defends herself with concealed handgun

27 Jan , 2016  

The pictures are from WHAS ABC Channel 11 in Louisville, Kentucky.  The attack occurred on Tuesday, January 26th, 2016.  From WVIH.com:

According to Louisville Metro Police Department spokeswoman Alicia Smiley, a woman was sitting in her vehicle in the parking garage near the intersection of 5th and Jefferson Streets when a man with a knife approached her then demanded money and her purse, around 6:15 p.m.

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Five Concealed Carry Permit Holders from Alaska to South Carolina Stop Dangerous Armed Robbers

24 Jan , 2016  


Columbia, South Carolina, January 23, 2016, From The Herald (the video is from the CCTV at the barber shop):

. . . Bookman and one of his customers drew their weapons as the robbers were taking money from customers and employees. They fired shots that left one of the suspects dead and sent another on the run just before 7 p.m.

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“Thank God for concealed carry.” Two different concealed carry permit holders in Chicago area stop armed robbers on same day

15 Jan , 2016  



In reading these stories note that with the total cost of getting a permit in Illinois is about $500.  By contrast, in Indiana it is $49.95.  Chicago would be hearing a lot more stories if more people could afford getting a permit.

From a T-Mobile cellphone store on the far South Side of Chicago on January 13, 2016.  …

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Concealed Handgun Permit Holders Stop Four Violent Crimes in Five Days

26 Dec , 2015  

Macon, Georgia, December 26, 2015:

A Warner Robins man told police that he shot and killed a man who tried to rob him.

According to police, it happened around 8:10 p.m. on Christmas night on the 100 block of Oakridge Drive.

. . . Antonio Bagley, 29, told [police] Jerrell Walker tried to rob him so he fired his pistol at him. 

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Four Concealed Handgun Permit Holders use their guns to stop violent crimes in the last week

19 Dec , 2015  

Calumet City, Illinois, December 17, 2015

A Calumet City resident prevented a gunmen from robbing him by pulling out his gun and firing it at the would-be robber, Midlothian police reported.

The 68-year-old man, who has a concealed-carry gun permit, told police that a man tried to rob him and his 9-year-old son Dec.

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Woman with Concealed Handgun Permit Saves Life of 90-year-old Man from being Stabbed to Death

11 Dec , 2015  

From Fox 5 in Atlanta:

Armed Gwinnett County residents packing heat, took action after hearing a man’s cries for help. They credit their guns with saving the elderly man’s life.

“Help, he is trying to kill me, help me, help me.” Those are the chilling words Karen Duncan heard as she walked up her friend’s driveway in Lawrenceville Monday afternoon.

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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.