The fourth case below provides and example of one of the very few defensive gun use cases that gets picked up by other media around the country. It is also an example of media bias in terms of how these cases are covered as the reason it got extensive media coverage was because a bystander was wounded in the exchange. …
Hialeah, Florida, December 6, 2016, WSVN Channel 7 News (Miami)
A man who shot a subject at a Hialeah McDonald’s drive-thru will not be facing charges after investigators determined he acted in self defense.
According to police, a road rage dispute in the drive-thru line of a McDonald’s, Monday night, escalated to a physical attack by 21-year-old Sergio Hernandez and his girlfriend, 20-year-old Vanessa Puente, against 22-year-old Victor Hugo Saavedra.
Lewiston, Maine (WGME, CBS Channel 13), November 21, 2016
. . . . Police were called to 56 Birch Street around 8:30 p.m.
Police say two men with a knife tried to rob a 27-year-old man, but the victim defended himself with a .22 caliber handgun.
The man thought he did not hit anyone, but an hour after the incident, police say a man who ran from the scene went to the hospital with a gunshot wound to his shoulder.
The reporters in a couple of stories said that “but is clear is that the situation could have had a different ending.”
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, October 24, 2016
. . . It all started with an elderly couple sitting in their car at the Red Rock Inn.
“The driver’s door was cracked slightly.
From WJON, St. Cloud, Minnesota, October 11, 2016
A man who allegedly tried to attack a couple outside the St. Cloud Walmart store last week got more than he bargained for. It turns out the husband has a permit to carry, and used his gun to thwart off the attacker.
According to the criminal complaint, the couple was walking to their car just before midnight last Wednesday when a man dragging a baseball bat approached them.
Granite City, Illinois, September 9, 2016 (The television news segment mentions that Granite City has one of the highest rate of concealed handgun permit holders in Illinois.)
A man pulled a gun and shot a suspect who tried to rob him in Granite City early Friday morning.
A suspect approached two men around 1:30 a.m.
From Fox News 32 in Chicago, July 25, 2016:
CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) – A man was shot by a civilian employee of the Chicago Police Department during an attempted robbery Monday morning in the Lawndale neighborhood on the Southwest Side.
Shortly before 6 a.m., the 57-year-old man was getting on his motorcycle in the 1300 block of South Sawyer when he was approached by a man and a teenager who announced a robbery, according to Chicago Police.
Augusta, Maine, June 26, 2016 (WCSH, NBC Channel 6 in Portland)
Augusta Police say two bystanders legally armed with handguns stepped in during a shooting incident at a Walmart in Augusta.
Police say four suspects were taken into custody by police Sunday after allegedly firing gunshots in the parking lot of a Walmart.
Picture from Sumter County Sheriff’s Office
After the massacre in Orlando, Florida, there is the question of how to stop mass public shootings. Unlike Florida, South Carolina allows people to carry permitted concealed handguns in Nightclubs. If the attack wasn’t stopped, it would have gotten national news coverage. As it is, the attack has only gotten local news coverage. …
These are just some news stories that I have come across only involving people who could legally carry guns. It is not meant to be comprehensive of all the news stories over that month and certainly not meant to be comprehensive list of cases as most cases are unlikely to get media coverage. …