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Mother uses permitted concealed handgun to protect her 13-year-old son after armed gang members shoot him in the leg and foot

16 Nov , 2014  

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.

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University of Pennsylvania student with a concealed handgun permit wounds “Stab-happy [robbery] suspect”

5 Jun , 2014  

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.

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10 Defensive Gun Uses in December 2012 where victims had to fire a lot of shots in self defense

28 Jan , 2013  

There are a lot of cases where victims face multiple attackers.  Here are just some of the cases from December 2012.  When I read through these cases it was clear to me that there were seven cases that involved a large number of defensive shots fired.

While it’s not popular to say, gun control worked in all three of the tragedies.

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