From CBS-TV in Dallas/Fort Worth about a case in Southlake, Texas:
A North Texas man is being heralded a hero after police said he held a man at gunpoint who was assaulting a woman.
The tense standoff broke out on Friday near the intersection of Carroll Avenue and Southlake Boulevard.
Witnesses reported seeing a man standing in the middle of the street pointing a gun straight at the passenger of a red vehicle with the door open.
One customer was killed here, but without the permit holder in this case, multiple customers might have been killed. St. Louis (occurred on Tuesday night, December 2, 2014):
. . . Police said three gunmen entered the bar about 10:55 p.m. Tuesday — one of them shooting into the ceiling as they came in — and ordered everyone to the floor.
Our research shows how it is poor blacks who live in high crime urban areas who benefit the most from having a gun to protect themselves. This story from ABC TV News in Columbus, Ohio provides a dramatic example of this point:
A mother and her 13-year-old son were at the corner store in their neighborhood when police say two men approached them and opened fire, shooting her son in both feet.
The shooting occurred in Philadelphia on Wednesday, June 4th. The robber was Kermit Gosnell son, though he has apparently changed his name to Baron Alexander, presumably due to his father’s conviction of murdering three babies who were born alive. From the Philadelphia Daily News:
. . . Yesterday, the man who scuffled with Alexander during the burglary declined to comment.